Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

2018-08-13: News Headlines

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo's campaign is faking "small donations;" U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the "market" housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen

splcenter.org (2018-08-13). Add your name to the list of supporters who believe hate has no place in schools. splcenter.org The Southern Poverty Law Center has joined forces with 14 other education advocacy groups to counter hate in American schools.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-13). Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization. therealnews.com If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

teleSUR/mv-CM (2018-08-13). Colombia: FARC's Santrich Denied 2nd Habeas Corpus. telesurtv.net Santrich has denied the charges against him, and FARC members have criticized his detention, saying that it threatens the peace accords.

Rania Khalek (2018-08-13). "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting. grayzoneproject.com In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad,…

(Re)posted by Samantha Borek (2018-08-13). Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. truthout.org Tensions are escalating between the US and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He served as spokesperson for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union from 2003 to 2005. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman.

Staff (2018-08-13). Charlottesville Anniversary: Peaceful Protests, Few Arrests. truthdig.com Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gather in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally that drew only about 20 participants.

Jane Green (2018-08-13). U.S. sanctions against Iran step up the threat of war. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When it came down to the numbers of so-called "alt-right" white nationalist haters versus the counter-demonstrators—of all races, creeds, colors and sexes—in D.C. on August 12, there were a lot more of us than there were of them. | The planned "Unite the Right 2" march on Lafayette Square in front of the White House fizzled and their main supporter, President Donald Trump, wasn't even home. He was playing golf at one of his courses in New Jersey as the straggling group of about 20 white supremacists paraded around in the capital. | Meanwhile, one speaker told the crowd of counter-protesters several blocks away in Freedom Plaza that "this rally probably sextuples their support." Her ratio estimate, as it turns out, was way too low. | Both rallies were peaceful, and a large police presence made sure they stayed apart. Much of the…

Robert Reich (2018-08-13). 10 Ways We Can Bridge the Great American Political Divide. truthdig.com Our democracy depends on our ability to deliberate together. Here's how we can engage with Trump voters.

(Re)posted by Samantha Borek (2018-08-13). For Republicans, the Mueller Probe Isn't Watergate: It's Ken Starr in Reverse. truthout.org Virtually every day now we have former Watergate prosecutors and historians weighing in on the parallels between that seminal scandal and the Russia investigation, and for good reason. President Trump, like Richard Nixon before him, is suspected of obstructing justice. With Nixon, the ultimate downfall came from the revelation that he had taped conversations in the Oval Office that would back up the testimony of former White House counsel John Dean that he had personally ordered a cover-up. | With Trump it's much more straightforward. He has admitted to obstruction of justice on national television and has been obviously engaged in a cover-up on his public Twitter feed. What they have in common is hubris and an inordinate amount of faith that they are too clever to ever be caught. | In the course of the Watergate investigations and because of superb journalism…

Jacob Sugarman (2018-08-13). Video Captures Yemeni Schoolchildren Moments Before U.S.-Backed Bombing. truthdig.com As funeral ceremonies for the 51 Yemenis—including 40 young children—massacred by the latest U.S.-backed Saudi bombing took place in the war-torn district of Saada on Monday, cellphone footage captured by one of the children just moments before the coalition's airstrike shows the dozens of kids excitedly gathered on a bus for a long-awaited field trip celebrating their graduation from summer school. | "By backing the Saudi coalition's war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling, and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in the atrocities taking place there." —Sen. Bernie Sanders | According to CNN—which obtained and published the footage Monday—most of the children on the bus were killed by the Saudi airstrike less than an hour after the video was captured. | This is just the latest horrific attack on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition, which has received explicit…

(Re)posted by Merula Furtado (2018-08-13). Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy to Violate Federal Election Law? truthout.org In addition to the case for Donald Trump's obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, evidence is mounting that the president participated in a conspiracy to violate the federal election law. Mueller could either ask a grand jury to indict Trump as a co-conspirator or to name the president as an unindicted co-conspirator. | Federal Election Law: | Trump's August 5 tweet that the purpose of the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Russian operative Natalia Veselnitskaya "was to get information on an opponent" was tantamount to an admission of a conspiracy to violate federal election law. | Although the president added it was "totally legal and done all the time in politics," he was mistaken about the "totally legal" part. | The federal election law says it…

Michael Colby (2018-08-13). Migrant Injustice: Ben & Jerry's Farmworker Exploitation. counterpunch.org These are harrowing times for the nearly 1,500 migrant workers laboring on Vermont's largest dairy farms. These farmworkers, predominantly from Mexico, are forced to live in the shadows, where their farm bosses harbor them in exchange for long hours, low wages, and cheap housing. It's a human rights stain on the state, allowing these migrant workers to live and be treated this way. More

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-13). Masses March Against Corruption In Dominican Republic. telesurtv.net Named the 'Green March', or 'March of the Million' nearly that many people mobilized in Santo Domingo demanding justice in the Odebrecht case.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018. therealnews.com Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner's interview with Sean Yoes about his book, 'Baltimore After Freddie Gray'

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-13). 'Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation': Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players. alternet.org "Sit down," Montel Williams said. | Televison personality Montel Williams on Monday slammed Donald Trumps defender and Fox News regular Gina Loudon for claiming NFL players "make a mockery of our military veterans," explaining neither she, nor her network, understand "serving this nation. "Loudon appeared on Fox Business Saturday to lament NFL players who are using their platform to protest against racism, police brutality and social injustice. "What were they prote. . .

(Re)posted by Samantha Borek (2018-08-13). Profit, Not Free Speech, Governs Media Companies' Decisions on Controversy. truthout.org For decades, US media companies have limited the content they've offered based on what's good for business. The decisions by Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube to remove content from commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars platform follow this same pattern. | My research on media industries makes clear that government rules and regulations do little to limit what television shows, films, music albums, video games and social media content are available to the public. Business concerns about profitability are much stronger restrictions. Movies are given ratings based on their content not by government officials but by the Motion Picture Association of America, an industry group. Television companies, for their part, often have departments handling what are called " standards and practices" — reviewing content and suggesting or demanding changes to avoid offending audiences or advertisers. | The self-policing…

Grayzone Project (2018-08-13). Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate. grayzoneproject.com The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad…

Eric Margolis (2018-08-13). To Hell with US Jobs, Let's Get Iran! globalresearch.ca President Trump keeps vowing to create more jobs in America. But his actions often speak differently. The most egregious example was Trump's cancellation of the multi-national Iran nuclear treaty that had …

Philip Giraldi (2018-08-13). The US-Turkey Crisis: The NATO Alliance Forged in 1949 Is Today Largely Irrelevant. globalresearch.ca There has been some reporting in the United States mass media about the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara and what it might mean. Such a falling out between NATO members …

Nick Beams (2018-08-13). World Markets Brace for Impact of Turkish Lira Crisis. globalresearch.ca The key question in major financial markets when they open for trading today will be the impact of the ongoing Turkish financial and currency crisis amid warnings that it could have …

TNSA (2018-08-13). Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified. globalresearch.ca The following text is from the National Security Archive | Current CIA director Gina Haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected Al-Qa'ida terrorist under her …

Global Research News (2018-08-13). Selected Articles: The US-Turkey Crisis. globalresearch.ca For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the …

Robert Barsocchini (2018-08-13). The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of Napalm: An American Biography. globalresearch.ca Fire-weapons have been used from ancient times. Napalm-like weapons were used by and against the Romans and Greeks. One term used for them was "wildfire"; another was "Greek fire", as incendiaries …

CounterSpin (2018-08-13). 'The Vast Majority of Tipped Workers in America Suffer from Three Times the Poverty Rate of the Rest of the US Workforce'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Saru Jayaraman about tipped worker rights for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She's author […]…

Steve Sweeney (2018-08-13). Huge Protests Against Racist 'Apartheid' Law Rock Tel Aviv. globalresearch.ca More than 100,000 Arabs and Jews demonstrated in a show of unity against the recently passed "racist" nation state law in Tel Aviv on Saturday, the second large protest in eight …

Kevin Zeese (2018-08-13). Our Opponents' Actions Show We're Winning. globalresearch.ca When in the midst of mass social transformation, it is often hard to see progress until you have the benefit of looking back after success has been achieved. One way we …

Zero Hedge (2018-08-13). Russia Finance Minister: We May Abandon Dollar in Oil Trade as It Is Becoming "Too Risky" globalresearch.ca One month ago, the bond market and political pundits did a double take when according to the latest Treasury International Capital report, Russia had liquidated virtually all of its US Treasury …

Richard Falk (2018-08-13). The Future of NATO. globalresearch.ca An interview of Richard Falk with Daniel Falcone on the future of NATO that considers Trump's brazen challenges and the tepid responses of European political leaders, and what this interplay signifies …

wsws.org (2018-08-13). NFL players national anthem protests resume at first preseason games. wsws.org Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.

RT (2018-08-13). 'This state and constitution aren't made for us': RT doco follows African-American activists. rt.com With racial tensions in the USA back in the spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty.

Aleksandar Pavic (2018-08-12). Israel's "Stamp of Approval" of Europe's Largest Post-WWII Ethnic Cleansing. Croatia. globalresearch.ca Back in February, we warned about the prospect of Israel selling F-16s to Croatia, a state in which WWII revisionism and Holocaust denial are running rampant, and memories of the Nazi …

Mark Curtis (2018-08-12). How the UK Sees Opportunity and Profit in Sisi's Repressive Egypt. globalresearch.ca Five years ago on 14 August, the new Egyptian military regime under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi crushed a protest at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, killing at least 817 people. | Since …

Robert Mackey (2018-08-12). Secret Israeli Report Reveals Armed Drone Killed Four Boys Playing on Gaza Beach in 2014. globalresearch.ca A confidential report by Israeli military police investigators seen by The Intercept explains how a tragic series of mistakes by air force, naval, and intelligence officers led to an airstrike in …

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-12). US Jury Rules Against Monsanto. Glyphosate Residues Found in Western Foods and Drinks. globalresearch.ca Monsanto puts profits over human health. The company has been selling carcinogenic glyphosate to farmers since 1974 — under the trade name Roundup, used to kill weeds without killing crops. | It's …

DPCR (2018-08-12). The Self-Imposed Impotence of the Russian and Chinese Governments. globalresearch.ca The Russian and Chinese governments are puzzling. They hold all the cards in the sanction wars and sit there with no wits whatsoever as to how to play them. | The Russians …

Yves Engler (2018-08-12). Time for Trudeau to Call the Saudi Bluff. globalresearch.ca As every good poker player knows, sometimes the right move is to go all in. | Given his cards and the obvious over-the-top attempt by his opponent to scare him off a …

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-12). Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal. globalresearch.ca The following is entirely from open online sources that I have been finding to be trustworthy on these matters in the past. These sources will be linked-to here; none of this …

Global Research News (2018-08-12). Selected Articles: Global Maelstrom of Political and Military Alliances. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …

Zero Hedge (2018-08-12). "Serious Incident" Unfolds as NATO Jet Accidentally Launches Secret Missile Near Russian Border. globalresearch.ca Estonia's defense minister has halted a NATO war exercise in Estonia pending an investigation after a fighter jet deployed in northeast Europe accidentally fired a secret missile during training. Authorities …

Max Parry (2018-08-12). Russiagate Conceals Israeli Meddling and Coming War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Since taking office a year and a half ago, the allegations of 'collusion' between U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign and the Russian government have buried nearly all other substantive …

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-12). Yemen War Challenges Saudi Moral Authority. globalresearch.ca Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, …

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-12). Saudi Terror Bombings, US, UK, French Weapons Fuel Mass Slaughter in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Saudi/UAE terror-bombing a bus in Yemen's northern Saada province Thursday was the latest mass atrocity in the country. | According to an updated ICRC body count, 51 Yemeni civilians were killed, including …

Sputnik (2018-08-12). Acclaimed Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship Spree. globalresearch.ca Publishers for the news outlet were informed by Facebook on Thursday that their page had been "unpublished" due to "recent activity" that "doesn't follow the Facebook Pages Terms." When a Facebook …

Chris Marsden (2018-08-12). Based on Bogus Charges of Anti-Semitism, Details Emerge of Plot to Oust Corbyn or Split UK Labour Party. globalresearch.ca Amid a tidal wave of coordinated media hysteria slandering Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters as anti-Semites, details are emerging of the plot to remove him as Labour Party leader or to …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-12). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca While the independent and alternative media are accused of publishing "fake news", the routine publication of "fake news" by the corporate media is invariably overlooked. The evidence amply confirms that the corporate media is involved in the publication of "fake images" and "fake video footage" with a view to misleading public opinion.

RT (2018-08-12). Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com Besides some verbal confrontations between riot police and demonstrators, a rally in Charlottesville marking the anniversary of last year's deadly clash between right- and left-wing activists passed without any major incident.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? therealnews.com Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing

Ryan Grim (2018-08-11). Tom Carper Agrees to Debate Kerri Harris as Reinforcements Arrive for Insurgent Challenger. theintercept.com Delaware Sen. Tom Carper has agreed to debate his Democratic challenger, Kerri Evelyn Harris, as the primary contest has heated up. | With most primaries across the country now over, attention is shifting to the remaining few challenges playing out, with a marquee race in Delaware that pits Carper, who has been in statewide elected office since the 1970s, against Harris, who was born three years after Carper first took office. | It will be Carper's first primary debate in a generation, and comes as reinforcements are arriving from Michigan and elsewhere around the country. Claire Sandberg, who was deputy campaign manager for Abdul El-Sayed's gubernatorial campaign and was a key digital player on Bernie Sanders's campaign, is teaming up with Harris, as is Winnie Wong, founder of People for Bernie. | Sandberg and Wong will join Alexandra Rojas and a team…

2018-08-13: Social Media Postees

Add your name to the list of supporters who believe hate has no place in schools
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-13
The Southern Poverty Law Center has joined forces with 14 other education advocacy groups to counter hate in American schools.
splcenter.org/news/2018/08/13/add-your-n…

Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
This week: Updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo's campaign is faking "small donations;" U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the "market" housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the… | The post Economic…
therealnews.com/stories/economic-update-…

Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen | The post Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/black-boy-joy-an…

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban | The post Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-mayor-…

"We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting
Rania Khalek | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-13
In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad,… | The post "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/13/we-dont-w…

Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare
(Re)posted by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-13
Tensions are escalating between the US and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He served as spokesperson for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union from 2003 to 2005. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman.
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U.S. sanctions against Iran step up the threat of war
Jane Green | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-13
WASHINGTON–When it came down to the numbers of so-called "alt-right" white nationalist haters versus the counter-demonstrators–of all races, creeds, colors and sexes–in D.C. on August 12, there were a lot more of us than there were of them. | The planned "Unite the Right 2" march on Lafayette Square in front of the White House fizzled and their main supporter, President Donald Trump, wasn't even home. He was playing golf at one of his courses in New Jersey as the straggling group of about 20 white supremacists paraded around in the capital. | Meanwhile, one speaker told the crowd of counter-protesters several blocks away in Freedom Plaza that "this rally probably sextuples their support." Her ratio estimate, as it turns out, was way too low. | Both rallies were peaceful, and a large police presence made sure they stayed apart. Much of the…
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-sanctions-a…

Colombia: FARC's Santrich Denied 2nd Habeas Corpus
teleSUR/mv-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-13
Santrich has denied the charges against him, and FARC members have criticized his detention, saying that it threatens the peace accords.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombia-…

Charlottesville Anniversary: Peaceful Protests, Few Arrests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-13
Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gather in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally that drew only about 20 participants. | The post Charlottesville Anniversary: Peaceful Protests, Few Arrests appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/charlottesville-an…

For Republicans, the Mueller Probe Isn't Watergate: It's Ken Starr in Reverse
(Re)posted by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-13
Virtually every day now we have former Watergate prosecutors and historians weighing in on the parallels between that seminal scandal and the Russia investigation, and for good reason. President Trump, like Richard Nixon before him, is suspected of obstructing justice. With Nixon, the ultimate downfall came from the revelation that he had taped conversations in the Oval Office that would back up the testimony of former White House counsel John Dean that he had personally ordered a cover-up. | With Trump it's much more straightforward. He has admitted to obstruction of justice on national television and has been obviously engaged in a cover-up on his public Twitter feed. What they have in common is hubris and an inordinate amount of faith that they are too clever to ever be caught. | In the course of the Watergate investigations and because of superb journalism…
truthout.org/articles/for-republicans-th…

10 Ways We Can Bridge the Great American Political Divide
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2018-08-13
Our democracy depends on our ability to deliberate together. Here's how we can engage with Trump voters. | The post 10 Ways We Can Bridge the Great American Political Divide appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/10-ways-we-can-bri…

Video Captures Yemeni Schoolchildren Moments Before U.S.-Backed Bombing
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2018-08-13
As funeral ceremonies for the 51 Yemenis–including 40 young children–massacred by the latest U.S.-backed Saudi bombing took place in the war-torn district of Saada on Monday, cellphone footage captured by one of the children just moments before the coalition's airstrike shows the dozens of kids excitedly gathered on a bus for a long-awaited field trip celebrating their graduation from summer school. | "By backing the Saudi coalition's war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling, and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in the atrocities taking place there." –Sen. Bernie Sanders | According to CNN–which obtained and published the footage Monday–most of the children on the bus were killed by the Saudi airstrike less than an hour after the video was captured. | This is just the latest horrific attack on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition, which has received explicit…
truthdig.com/articles/video-captures-yem…

Masses March Against Corruption In Dominican Republic
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-13
Named the 'Green March', or 'March of the Million' nearly that many people mobilized in Santo Domingo demanding justice in the Odebrecht case.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Masses-Ma…

Migrant Injustice: Ben & Jerry's Farmworker Exploitation
Michael Colby | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-13
These are harrowing times for the nearly 1,500 migrant workers laboring on Vermont's largest dairy farms. These farmworkers, predominantly from Mexico, are forced to live in the shadows, where their farm bosses harbor them in exchange for long hours, low wages, and cheap housing. It's a human rights stain on the state, allowing these migrant workers to live and be treated this way.
counterpunch.org/2018/08/13/migrant-inju…

Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy to Violate Federal Election Law?
(Re)posted by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-13
In addition to the case for Donald Trump's obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, evidence is mounting that the president participated in a conspiracy to violate the federal election law. Mueller could either ask a grand jury to indict Trump as a co-conspirator or to name the president as an unindicted co-conspirator. | Federal Election Law: | Trump's August 5 tweet that the purpose of the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Russian operative Natalia Veselnitskaya "was to get information on an opponent" was tantamount to an admission of a conspiracy to violate federal election law. | Although the president added it was "totally legal and done all the time in politics," he was mistaken about the "totally legal" part. | The federal election law says it…
truthout.org/articles/will-trump-be-char…

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner's interview with Sean Yoes about his book, 'Baltimore After Freddie Gray' | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018 appeared first on The…
therealnews.com/stories/the-baltimore-bu…

'Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation': Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-13
"Sit down," Montel Williams said. | Televison personality Montel Williams on Monday slammed Donald Trumps defender and Fox News regular Gina Loudon for claiming NFL players "make a mockery of our military veterans," explaining neither she, nor her network, understand "serving this nation. "Loudon appeared on Fox Business Saturday to lament NFL players who are using their platform to protest against racism, police brutality and social injustice. "What were they prote. . .
alternet.org/fox-news-knows-nothing-abou…

Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate
Grayzone Project | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-13
The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad… | The post Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/13/pakistans…

Profit, Not Free Speech, Governs Media Companies' Decisions on Controversy
(Re)posted by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-13
For decades, US media companies have limited the content they've offered based on what's good for business. The decisions by Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube to remove content from commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars platform follow this same pattern. | My research on media industries makes clear that government rules and regulations do little to limit what television shows, films, music albums, video games and social media content are available to the public. Business concerns about profitability are much stronger restrictions. Movies are given ratings based on their content not by government officials but by the Motion Picture Association of America, an industry group. Television companies, for their part, often have departments handling what are called " standards and practices" — reviewing content and suggesting or demanding changes to avoid offending audiences or advertisers. | The self-policing…
truthout.org/articles/profit-not-free-sp…

The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of Napalm: An American Biography
Robert Barsocchini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
Fire-weapons have been used from ancient times. Napalm-like weapons were used by and against the Romans and Greeks. One term used for them was "wildfire"; another was "Greek fire", as incendiaries …
globalresearch.ca/the-other-hiroshimas-a…

Our Opponents' Actions Show We're Winning
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
When in the midst of mass social transformation, it is often hard to see progress until you have the benefit of looking back after success has been achieved. One way we …
globalresearch.ca/our-opponents-actions-…

Huge Protests Against Racist 'Apartheid' Law Rock Tel Aviv
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
More than 100,000 Arabs and Jews demonstrated in a show of unity against the recently passed "racist" nation state law in Tel Aviv on Saturday, the second large protest in eight …
globalresearch.ca/huge-protests-against-…

The Future of NATO
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
An interview of Richard Falk with Daniel Falcone on the future of NATO that considers Trump's brazen challenges and the tepid responses of European political leaders, and what this interplay signifies …
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World Markets Brace for Impact of Turkish Lira Crisis
Nick Beams | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
The key question in major financial markets when they open for trading today will be the impact of the ongoing Turkish financial and currency crisis amid warnings that it could have …
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'The Vast Majority of Tipped Workers in America Suffer from Three Times the Poverty Rate of the Rest of the US Workforce'
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-08-13
Janine Jackson interviewed Saru Jayaraman about tipped worker rights for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She's author …
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Selected Articles: The US-Turkey Crisis
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the …
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Russia Finance Minister: We May Abandon Dollar in Oil Trade as It Is Becoming "Too Risky"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
One month ago, the bond market and political pundits did a double take when according to the latest Treasury International Capital report, Russia had liquidated virtually all of its US Treasury …
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The US-Turkey Crisis: The NATO Alliance Forged in 1949 Is Today Largely Irrelevant
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
There has been some reporting in the United States mass media about the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara and what it might mean. Such a falling out between NATO members …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-turkey-crisis-t…

To Hell with US Jobs, Let's Get Iran!
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
President Trump keeps vowing to create more jobs in America. But his actions often speak differently. The most egregious example was Trump's cancellation of the multi-national Iran nuclear treaty that had …
globalresearch.ca/to-hell-with-us-jobs-l…

Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified
TNSA | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
The following text is from the National Security Archive | Current CIA director Gina Haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected Al-Qa'ida terrorist under her …
globalresearch.ca/gina-haspel-cia-tortur…

NFL players national anthem protests resume at first preseason games
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-13
Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/13/anth…

'This state and constitution aren't made for us': RT doco follows African-American activists
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-13
With racial tensions in the USA back in the spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty.
rt.com/usa/435864-black-lives-struggle-r…

How the UK Sees Opportunity and Profit in Sisi's Repressive Egypt
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Five years ago on 14 August, the new Egyptian military regime under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi crushed a protest at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, killing at least 817 people. | Since …
globalresearch.ca/how-the-uk-sees-opport…

Saudi Terror Bombings, US, UK, French Weapons Fuel Mass Slaughter in Yemen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Saudi/UAE terror-bombing a bus in Yemen's northern Saada province Thursday was the latest mass atrocity in the country. | According to an updated ICRC body count, 51 Yemeni civilians were killed, including …
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Russiagate Conceals Israeli Meddling and Coming War with Iran
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Since taking office a year and a half ago, the allegations of 'collusion' between U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign and the Russian government have buried nearly all other substantive …
globalresearch.ca/russiagate-conceals-is…

The Self-Imposed Impotence of the Russian and Chinese Governments
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
The Russian and Chinese governments are puzzling. They hold all the cards in the sanction wars and sit there with no wits whatsoever as to how to play them. | The Russians …
globalresearch.ca/the-self-imposed-impot…

"Serious Incident" Unfolds as NATO Jet Accidentally Launches Secret Missile Near Russian Border
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Estonia's defense minister has halted a NATO war exercise in Estonia pending an investigation after a fighter jet deployed in northeast Europe accidentally fired a secret missile during training. Authorities …
globalresearch.ca/serious-incident-unfol…

Who is Behind "Fake News"? Fake Videos and Images
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
While the independent and alternative media are accused of publishing "fake news", the routine publication of "fake news" by the corporate media is invariably overlooked. The evidence amply confirms that the corporate media is involved in the publication of "fake images" and "fake video footage" with a view to misleading public opinion.
globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-fake-new…

Based on Bogus Charges of Anti-Semitism, Details Emerge of Plot to Oust Corbyn or Split UK Labour Party
Chris Marsden | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Amid a tidal wave of coordinated media hysteria slandering Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters as anti-Semites, details are emerging of the plot to remove him as Labour Party leader or to …
globalresearch.ca/based-on-bogus-charges…

Israel's "Stamp of Approval" of Europe's Largest Post-WWII Ethnic Cleansing. Croatia
Aleksandar Pavic | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Back in February, we warned about the prospect of Israel selling F-16s to Croatia, a state in which WWII revisionism and Holocaust denial are running rampant, and memories of the Nazi …
globalresearch.ca/israels-stamp-of-appro…

Selected Articles: Global Maelstrom of Political and Military Alliances
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …
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Secret Israeli Report Reveals Armed Drone Killed Four Boys Playing on Gaza Beach in 2014
Robert Mackey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
A confidential report by Israeli military police investigators seen by The Intercept explains how a tragic series of mistakes by air force, naval, and intelligence officers led to an airstrike in …
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Time for Trudeau to Call the Saudi Bluff
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
As every good poker player knows, sometimes the right move is to go all in. | Given his cards and the obvious over-the-top attempt by his opponent to scare him off a …
globalresearch.ca/time-for-trudeau-to-ca…

Acclaimed Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship Spree
Sputnik | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Publishers for the news outlet were informed by Facebook on Thursday that their page had been "unpublished" due to "recent activity" that "doesn't follow the Facebook Pages Terms." When a Facebook …
globalresearch.ca/acclaimed-venezuelan-n…

Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
The following is entirely from open online sources that I have been finding to be trustworthy on these matters in the past. These sources will be linked-to here; none of this …
globalresearch.ca/why-trump-cancelled-th…

US Jury Rules Against Monsanto. Glyphosate Residues Found in Western Foods and Drinks
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Monsanto puts profits over human health. The company has been selling carcinogenic glyphosate to farmers since 1974 — under the trade name Roundup, used to kill weeds without killing crops. | It's …
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Yemen War Challenges Saudi Moral Authority
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-12
Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, …
globalresearch.ca/yemen-war-challenges-s…

Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-12
Besides some verbal confrontations between riot police and demonstrators, a rally in Charlottesville marking the anniversary of last year's deadly clash between right- and left-wing activists passed without any major incident.
rt.com/usa/435753-charlottesville-marks-…

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-11
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing | The post Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? appeared first on The Real New…
therealnews.com/stories/can-maryland-be-…

Tom Carper Agrees to Debate Kerri Harris as Reinforcements Arrive for Insurgent Challenger
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-08-11
Delaware Sen. Tom Carper has agreed to debate his Democratic challenger, Kerri Evelyn Harris, as the primary contest has heated up. | With most primaries across the country now over, attention is shifting to the remaining few challenges playing out, with a marquee race in Delaware that pits Carper, who has been in statewide elected office since the 1970s, against Harris, who was born three years after Carper first took office. | It will be Carper's first primary debate in a generation, and comes as reinforcements are arriving from Michigan and elsewhere around the country. Claire Sandberg, who was deputy campaign manager for Abdul El-Sayed's gubernatorial campaign and was a key digital player on Bernie Sanders's campaign, is teaming up with Harris, as is Winnie Wong, founder of People for Bernie. | Sandberg and Wong will join Alexandra Rojas and a team…
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