Daily Archives: August 15, 2018

2018-08-15: News Headlines

Elliott Gabriel (2018-08-15). US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump "Peace Plan" mintpressnews.com Since protests along the Israeli fence enclosing the Gaza Strip began on March 30, the Israelis have launched numerous bombings of Palestinian civilian targets, exacerbating the grave and ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region.

Staff (2018-08-15). Tuesday's Primaries: Murphy Sails Through in Connecticut, Sanders Wins in Vermont. truthdig.com Primaries held in four states—Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin—featured names like Bernie Sanders, Scott Walker and Tim Pawlenty, along with those of a number of newer contenders.

Jamie Kalven (2018-08-15). Chicago Faces a Defining Moment in Police Reform and Civil Order. theintercept.com Chicago has a unique opportunity to confront fundamental issues of racial justice as it debates a consent decree on police reform.

True Publica (2018-08-15). Tabloids and Media Disinfo: Swedish Woman Detained in Dubai – Don't Believe Everything You Read. globalresearch.ca The media coverage in the Western press went into fever pitch over this story, but no Western journalist actually investigated the story and reported it. Not one. It all emanated …

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-15). Eric Swalwell a Major Contender for US Presidency in 2020. globalresearch.ca One of the most gifted politicians in the Democratic Party — and fastest-rising — is the 37-year-old Eric Swalwell, whose first elective office was as a member of the Dublin,

Richard Galustian (2018-08-15). The World in Crises. globalresearch.ca Hypocrisy and contradictory policies have never been so rife in the US and Western 'democracies'. | For reasons of length and complexity, let's not consider neither Israel nor China in this piece. …

Celine Hagbard (2018-08-15). Why Does Israel Keep Destroying Cultural Heritage Sites in Gaza? globalresearch.ca On Thursday August 9th, the Israeli airforce dropped ten missiles on a building in Gaza City, turning the five-story building into rubble. Was this a Hamas training center, or …

F. William Engdahl (2018-08-15). Monsanto Guilty Verdict Is Only The Beginning. globalresearch.ca A jury trial in California has resulted in a guilty verdict against the agrichemical and GMO giant, Monsanto, now Bayer/Monsanto. The judge has ordered Monsanto to pay damages of USD 289 …

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2018-08-15). Exploring the Human Figure: Klimt and Schiele at New York's Neue Galerie, Two of Austria's Greatest Artists. globalresearch.ca Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918), two of Austria's greatest artists. That same year, 1918, also saw the end of …

Federico Pieraccini (2018-08-15). Destabilizing Impacts of US Policies. The End of the US Unipolar Moment Is Irreversible. globalresearch.ca The past weeks have shown how part of the American establishment is weighing the pros and cons of the Trump administration's strategies around the world. I have a strong feeling that …

Will Bunch (2018-08-15). I Don't Remember Voting for U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You? globalresearch.ca It must have been a moment of unspeakable shock, terror and pain. But it's hard to know exactly what it was like at the moment last Thursday when a school bus

William D. Hartung (2018-08-15). Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire. globalresearch.ca American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they've accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons …

Whitney Webb (2018-08-15). US Provided "Intelligence" and Bomb Used in Massacre of Yemeni Schoolchildren. globalresearch.ca Last Thursday's horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-15). The World's Most Liveable Cities: Melbourne Loses to Vienna. globalresearch.ca The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its World's Most Liveable City index, the sort of flotsam that matters less to urban planners than hedge-fund …

Frank Morales (2018-08-15). "Homeland Defense" and the Militarisation of America. globalresearch.ca The following text was published by Global Research 15 years ago. The text below is a version of Frank Morales's award winning article "The Pentagon wages War on America", which received …

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-15). Amid Ethnic Protests, Iran Warns of Foreign Meddling. globalresearch.ca Iran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios

Rep. Ron Paul (2018-08-15). Trump vs. His Own Administration? globalresearch.ca Are President Trump's senior cabinet members working against him? It's hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-08-15). Financial Fragility and Currency Markets. What's Going on with Turkey? globalresearch.ca The global economy is again becoming financially fragile. Financial fragility is an indicator of increasing likelihood of the eruption of a major financial instability event—i.e. stock crash, bond market implosion, housing-commercial …

G.LL. Williams (2018-08-15). Cuba and America: A Primer on History and Politics. globalresearch.ca The relationship between Cuba and the United States is a relationship of history and politics. It is a relationship which shows the nature of Capitalism and Imperialism. It is a relationship …

James Cogan (2018-08-15). Mueller Investigation Seeks to Implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in "Russian Interference" globalresearch.ca The investigation headed by Special Counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller into alleged "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has entered a new stage….

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-15). Denied Disability Applicants Fare Badly in the Labor Market. truthout.org Older applicants who are denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits struggle in the labor market afterward, new research confirms, providing further evidence that SSDI's standards are stringent. | By law, SSDI requires that beneficiaries have a severe, well-documented medical impairment that not only prevents them from doing their old job but from doing any job — regardless of whether that work exists in their area, or whether they'd be hired to do it. | The researchers, Mathematica's Jody Schimmel Hyde and April Wu, tracked people who were rejected at the initial level (their state's Disability Determination Service, or DDS). Everybody in their sample was 50 or older (the average age was 59), had worked enough to be insured for SSDI, and, as required by law to qualify for benefits, had already waited at least five months after the…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-15). Hidden Studies From Decades Ago Could Have Curbed PFAS Chemical Problem. truthout.org An editorial published in Environmental Health July 31 suggests that research on perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) and their dangerous health effects was not revealed until several decades after it was conducted. | The lack of publicly available research has prevented proper guidelines for levels of the chemical compounds, including in drinking water, Philippe Grandjean, a professor at University of Southern Denmark and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argued in his piece. | In the editorial, Grandjean said studies conducted up to four decades ago found health effects, including on the immune system, from PFAS chemicals, but those studies were hidden by production companies, like 3M Co. | "It's frustrating to be an environmental health researcher and spend years and years to characterize the exposures and the adverse health effects of these compounds, only to discover that most of that…

Nino Pagliccia (2018-08-15). The Assassination Attempt Against Venezuela's Maduro. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived an assassination attempt after several explosives-laden drones were shot down right in front of him during a speech on live TV, and he's since taken to accusing the US of masterminding this dramatic attempt on …

NTMP (2018-08-15). 187 Organizations Call for Mass Protest Against Trump's Military Parade. globalresearch.ca A network of 187 organizations has come together to urge a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. The military parade is widely opposed. Army

Andy Rowell (2018-08-15). As America Burns From Climate Change, Trump Officials Attend Denial Conference to Discuss Why Climate Change Is Fake. globalresearch.ca The disconnect could not be greater. As wild-fires raged across the US last week, inflamed by climate change, Trump officials attended the America First Energy Conference, where delegates heard age-old fossil …

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-15). Report: Radioactive Sheep Prove Israel Illegally Tested Nuclear Weapons. mintpressnews.com A study published by Princeton University's Science and Global Security journal claims Israel conducted an illegal nuclear test off the southern tip of Africa.

RT (2018-08-15). US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS. rt.com After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT's Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the "barbarian" enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. |

Peter Greene (2018-08-14). What the 'Sensible Middle' Doesn't Get About Education. progressive.org There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat.

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-14). Connecticut primary: Teacher of the Year campaigns for Congress. peoplesworld.org WATERBURY, Conn.—A National Teacher of the Year — and a committed unionist — wants to come to Capitol Hill. | And National Education Association member Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher who accepted the 2018 award from Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016, is one of seven unionists on primary ballots for top posts in three states on August 14. | Randy Bryce (Randy Bryce for Congress) | While Hayes seeks the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat in the Danbury-Waterbury-New Britain 5th Congressional District, three other unionists are running for governor elsewhere. Another seeks Connecticut's lieutenant governor's chair and Ironworker Randy Bryce (D) is trying to succeed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) in southern Wisconsin. | Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Minn., an Education Minnesota member, high school teacher and military veteran, and state legislator Erin Murphy, who is also the Minnesota…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-14). After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide" therealnews.com Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel's Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-14). How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science and Silences Dissent. truthout.org As Monsanto comes under scrutiny for allegedly hiding the dangers of its weed killer, Roundup, we talk to a reporter who says the company attempted to censor and discredit her when she published stories on their product that contradicted their business interests. Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist and author of Whitewash—The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. We are looking at Friday's historic verdict in a lawsuit against US agribusiness giant Monsanto. In a groundbreaking decision, a jury in California ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after regularly using the weed killer Roundup on the school lawns. The 46-year-old man, Dewayne Lee Johnson, has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors…

INA (2018-08-14). After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide" imemc.org Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel's navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class […]…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-14). Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Airstrike on Yemeni School Bus Carrying Children. truthout.org Thousands of mourners gathered in Yemen's northern city of Saada Monday for the funerals of 51 people, including 40 children, who were killed in a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. The massacre of school boys between the ages of 6 and 11 was one of the worst attacks on children in the history of Yemen's brutal war. Images posted online suggest a US-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. We speak with Shireen Al-Adeimi, a Yemeni scholar and activist and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Her latest piece for In These Times is titled "Fine Print in Defense Bill Acknowledges US-Backed War in Yemen Will Go On Indefinitely." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. As we continue to look at…

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-08-14). Jahana Hayes Crushes Party-Backed Candidate in a Landslide. theintercept.com A bizarre coalition of groups has come together to rally behind Mary Glassman against Jahana Hayes in a Tuesday Democratic primary election in Connecticut, where racial politics have bubbled just beneath the surface. | Glassman is a longtime local politician who twice ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor. Connecticut is a blue state dominated by corporations, and Glassman this week won the rare endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Republican-aligned voice for big business. The chamber almost never endorses Democrats and rarely intervenes in a Democratic primary. | Joining the chamber is both MoveOn and the local chapter of Our Revolution, the group formed in the wake of Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign for president. The three disparate groups have never lined up together on a campaign, but they are doing so on the opposite side of Hayes, a black…

Daniel Falcone (2018-08-14). On Taking on the Mobilized Capitalist Class in Elections: an Interview With Noam Chomsky. counterpunch.org In this interview at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, I sat down with Laureate Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss electoral politics, the prospects for progressives in upcoming primaries, and the difficulties candidates face with their internal party apparatus, the media and big money challengers, as well as navigating complicated foreign policies and positions. Chomsky weighs in on the continued aftershocks of the Sanders campaign as well as the problematic issue of BDS and how progressives and third parties can reorganize and repurpose forward thinking stances to refocus on future elections. | Daniel Falcone: The "blue wave" looked like an opportunity to take the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and to coalesce around socialists and Greens. Much to the corporate media's delight, the progressives recently hit some setbacks and obstacles in primaries, although I wanted to ask you…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-14). Foreign Interests Have Spent Over $530 Million Influencing US Policy Since 2017. truthout.org Foreign lobbyists and agents acting on behalf of foreign interests have reported hundreds of millions of dollars in payments since January 2017, an analysis of OpenSecrets' exclusive new Foreign Lobby Watch data reveals. | Today we're making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States. | Foreign lobbyists and other operatives acting on behalf of foreign interests wield a significant amount of power, impacting economic and diplomatic policies as well as public opinion. | The law that governs most foreign influence disclosure requirements, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), requires any foreign agent or lobbyist representing a foreign principal to register with the US Department of Justice and file detailed public disclosures. | These reports may include details that are not found in the more familiar lobbying reports submitted to…

Shaun King (2018-08-14). There's a Lot of Injustice at Home — but We Can't Let Ourselves Miss Crimes Abroad. theintercept.com Last week, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition killed at least 40 kids in one attack in Yemen. We can't let these crimes slip by.

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-14). West Virginia Legislature Approves Articles of Impeachment Against Entire State Supreme Court. alternet.org The judicial crisis in the West Virginia state government continues to unfold. | Last week, the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee advanced 14 articles of impeachment against the state Supreme Court of Appeals, including every single sitting justice. This Monday, in a special session, the House at large Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-08-14). These 5 Race-Baiting and Hypocritical Right-Wingers Complain About the 'Race Card' — While Playing the Race Card Themselves. alternet.org It's a stunning level of self-contradiction. | A game that many Republicans and people on the far-right love to play is going out of their way to be racially inflammatory, then accusing people of "playing the race card" when they are called out—and Republican Corey Stewart, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia in the 2018 midterms, is a prime example. Stewart has praised Confederate soldiers, exalt. . .

South Front (2018-08-14). Video: Syria, De-escalation and Counter-Terrorism. globalresearch.ca On August 13, Russian air defense forces intercepted and destroyed 5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near Khmeimim Air Base in the province of Latakia. According to the head of the Russian …

Nagapushpa Devendra (2018-08-14). The Iraq Protests and Implications for "Political Stability" globalresearch.ca Earlier this month, bringing in foreign workers by some oil companies in Iraq was seen by the local labour as a grave threat to their livelihood. Despite the high unemployment rates …

Sophie Mangal (2018-08-14). Syria: The Return of Refugees to Their Homeland. globalresearch.ca For the first time since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011 a significant number of international experts, political analysts, and journalists have reported about the near conclusion of the …

Michael Welch (2018-08-14). The Rise and Continued Influence of the Neocons. Media Narratives Enabling War, Militarism and the Decline of Civil Liberties. globalresearch.ca He aired a free block of programming over public airways in 2014 in Eastern Europe. Who does that? Who does that at the very beginning stages of like a new Cold War run up? … And, you know, that sounds …

DGGK (2018-08-14). The 73d Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki: Unwelcome Truths for Church and State. globalresearch.ca Seventy-three years ago (August 9, 1945) an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb over Nagasaki City, Japan, instantly vaporizing, incinerating or otherwise annihilating tens of thousands of innocent civilians, a disproportionately large number of them Japanese Christians. The explosion …

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical. democracynow.org As Monsanto comes under scrutiny for allegedly hiding the dangers of its weed killer, Roundup, we talk to a reporter who says the company attempted to censor and discredit her when she published stories on their product that contradicted their business interests. Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist and author of "Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science."

wsws.org (2018-08-14). Scotland: Protests force Serco to halt asylum seeker evictions. wsws.org Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict "former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK."

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.

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

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

2018-08-15: Social Media Postees

US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump "Peace Plan"
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-15
Since protests along the Israeli fence enclosing the Gaza Strip began on March 30, the Israelis have launched numerous bombings of Palestinian civilian targets, exacerbating the grave and ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region. | The post US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump "Peace Plan" appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/us-egyptian-israeli-st…

Tuesday's Primaries: Murphy Sails Through in Connecticut, Sanders Wins in Vermont
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-15
Primaries held in four states–Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin–featured names like Bernie Sanders, Scott Walker and Tim Pawlenty, along with those of a number of newer contenders. | The post Tuesday's Primaries: Murphy Sails Through in Connecticut, Sanders Wins in Vermont appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/tuesdays-primaries…

Chicago Faces a Defining Moment in Police Reform and Civil Order
Jamie Kalven | theintercept.com | 2018-08-15
Chicago has a unique opportunity to confront fundamental issues of racial justice as it debates a consent decree on police reform. | The post Chicago Faces a Defining Moment in Police Reform and Civil Order appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/08/15/chicago-poli…

187 Organizations Call for Mass Protest Against Trump's Military Parade
NTMP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
A network of 187 organizations has come together to urge a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. The military parade is widely opposed. Army …
globalresearch.ca/187-organizations-call…

Tabloids and Media Disinfo: Swedish Woman Detained in Dubai – Don't Believe Everything You Read
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The media coverage in the Western press went into fever pitch over this story, but no Western journalist actually investigated the story and reported it. Not one. It all emanated …
globalresearch.ca/swedish-woman-detained…

The World in Crises
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Hypocrisy and contradictory policies have never been so rife in the US and Western 'democracies'. | For reasons of length and complexity, let's not consider neither Israel nor China in this piece. …
globalresearch.ca/the-world-in-crises/56…

Eric Swalwell a Major Contender for US Presidency in 2020
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
One of the most gifted politicians in the Democratic Party — and fastest-rising — is the 37-year-old Eric Swalwell, whose first elective office was as a member of the Dublin, …
globalresearch.ca/eric-swalwell-a-major-…

I Don't Remember Voting for U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You?
Will Bunch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
It must have been a moment of unspeakable shock, terror and pain. But it's hard to know exactly what it was like at the moment last Thursday when a school bus …
globalresearch.ca/i-dont-remember-voting…

US Provided "Intelligence" and Bomb Used in Massacre of Yemeni Schoolchildren
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Last Thursday's horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo …
globalresearch.ca/us-provided-intelligen…

Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire
William D. Hartung | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they've accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-gunrunner…

Destabilizing Impacts of US Policies. The End of the US Unipolar Moment Is Irreversible
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The past weeks have shown how part of the American establishment is weighing the pros and cons of the Trump administration's strategies around the world. I have a strong feeling that …
globalresearch.ca/destabilizing-impacts-…

Cuba and America: A Primer on History and Politics
G.LL. Williams | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The relationship between Cuba and the United States is a relationship of history and politics. It is a relationship which shows the nature of Capitalism and Imperialism. It is a relationship …
globalresearch.ca/cuba-and-america-a-pri…

As America Burns From Climate Change, Trump Officials Attend Denial Conference to Discuss Why Climate Change Is Fake
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The disconnect could not be greater. As wild-fires raged across the US last week, inflamed by climate change, Trump officials attended the America First Energy Conference, where delegates heard age-old fossil …
globalresearch.ca/as-america-burns-from-…

"Homeland Defense" and the Militarisation of America
Frank Morales | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The following text was published by Global Research 15 years ago. The text below is a version of Frank Morales's award winning article "The Pentagon wages War on America", which received …
globalresearch.ca/homeland-defense-and-t…

Amid Ethnic Protests, Iran Warns of Foreign Meddling
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Iran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios …
globalresearch.ca/amid-ethnic-protests-i…

Exploring the Human Figure: Klimt and Schiele at New York's Neue Galerie, Two of Austria's Greatest Artists
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918), two of Austria's greatest artists. That same year, 1918, also saw the end of …
globalresearch.ca/exploring-the-human-fi…

The Assassination Attempt Against Venezuela's Maduro
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived an assassination attempt after several explosives-laden drones were shot down right in front of him during a speech on live TV, and he's since taken to accusing the US of masterminding this dramatic attempt on …
globalresearch.ca/the-assassination-atte…

Mueller Investigation Seeks to Implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in "Russian Interference"
James Cogan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The investigation headed by Special Counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller into alleged "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has entered a new stage….
globalresearch.ca/mueller-investigation-…

Denied Disability Applicants Fare Badly in the Labor Market
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-15
Older applicants who are denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits struggle in the labor market afterward, new research confirms, providing further evidence that SSDI's standards are stringent. | By law, SSDI requires that beneficiaries have a severe, well-documented medical impairment that not only prevents them from doing their old job but from doing any job — regardless of whether that work exists in their area, or whether they'd be hired to do it. | The researchers, Mathematica's Jody Schimmel Hyde and April Wu, tracked people who were rejected at the initial level (their state's Disability Determination Service, or DDS). Everybody in their sample was 50 or older (the average age was 59), had worked enough to be insured for SSDI, and, as required by law to qualify for benefits, had already waited at least five months after the…
truthout.org/articles/denied-disability-…

Trump vs. His Own Administration?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
Are President Trump's senior cabinet members working against him? It's hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top …
globalresearch.ca/trump-vs-his-own-admin…

Financial Fragility and Currency Markets. What's Going on with Turkey?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The global economy is again becoming financially fragile. Financial fragility is an indicator of increasing likelihood of the eruption of a major financial instability event–i.e. stock crash, bond market implosion, housing-commercial …
globalresearch.ca/financial-fragility-an…

Why Does Israel Keep Destroying Cultural Heritage Sites in Gaza?
Celine Hagbard | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
On Thursday August 9th, the Israeli airforce dropped ten missiles on a building in Gaza City, turning the five-story building into rubble. Was this a Hamas training center, or …
globalresearch.ca/why-does-israel-keep-d…

Monsanto Guilty Verdict Is Only The Beginning
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
A jury trial in California has resulted in a guilty verdict against the agrichemical and GMO giant, Monsanto, now Bayer/Monsanto. The judge has ordered Monsanto to pay damages of USD 289 …
globalresearch.ca/monsanto-guilty-verdic…

Hidden Studies From Decades Ago Could Have Curbed PFAS Chemical Problem
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-15
An editorial published in Environmental Health July 31 suggests that research on perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) and their dangerous health effects was not revealed until several decades after it was conducted. | The lack of publicly available research has prevented proper guidelines for levels of the chemical compounds, including in drinking water, Philippe Grandjean, a professor at University of Southern Denmark and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argued in his piece. | In the editorial, Grandjean said studies conducted up to four decades ago found health effects, including on the immune system, from PFAS chemicals, but those studies were hidden by production companies, like 3M Co. | "It's frustrating to be an environmental health researcher and spend years and years to characterize the exposures and the adverse health effects of these compounds, only to discover that most of that…
truthout.org/articles/hidden-studies-fro…

The World's Most Liveable Cities: Melbourne Loses to Vienna
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-15
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its World's Most Liveable City index, the sort of flotsam that matters less to urban planners than hedge-fund …
globalresearch.ca/the-worlds-most-liveab…

Report: Radioactive Sheep Prove Israel Illegally Tested Nuclear Weapons
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-15
A study published by Princeton University's Science and Global Security journal claims Israel conducted an illegal nuclear test off the southern tip of Africa. | The post Report: Radioactive Sheep Prove Israel Illegally Tested Nuclear Weapons appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/report-radioactive-she…

US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-15
After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT's Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the "barbarian" enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan.
rt.com/usa/435971-taliban-us-peace-isis-…

What the 'Sensible Middle' Doesn't Get About Education
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2018-08-14
There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Connecticut primary: Teacher of the Year campaigns for Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-14
WATERBURY, Conn.–A National Teacher of the Year — and a committed unionist — wants to come to Capitol Hill. | And National Education Association member Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher who accepted the 2018 award from Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016, is one of seven unionists on primary ballots for top posts in three states on August 14. | Randy Bryce (Randy Bryce for Congress) | While Hayes seeks the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat in the Danbury-Waterbury-New Britain 5th Congressional District, three other unionists are running for governor elsewhere. Another seeks Connecticut's lieutenant governor's chair and Ironworker Randy Bryce (D) is trying to succeed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) in southern Wisconsin. | Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Minn., an Education Minnesota member, high school teacher and military veteran, and state legislator Erin Murphy, who is also the Minnesota…
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Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Airstrike on Yemeni School Bus Carrying Children
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-14
Thousands of mourners gathered in Yemen's northern city of Saada Monday for the funerals of 51 people, including 40 children, who were killed in a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. The massacre of school boys between the ages of 6 and 11 was one of the worst attacks on children in the history of Yemen's brutal war. Images posted online suggest a US-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. We speak with Shireen Al-Adeimi, a Yemeni scholar and activist and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Her latest piece for In These Times is titled "Fine Print in Defense Bill Acknowledges US-Backed War in Yemen Will Go On Indefinitely." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. As we continue to look at…
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After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide"
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-14
Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel's navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class …

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science and Silences Dissent
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-14
As Monsanto comes under scrutiny for allegedly hiding the dangers of its weed killer, Roundup, we talk to a reporter who says the company attempted to censor and discredit her when she published stories on their product that contradicted their business interests. Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist and author of Whitewash–The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. We are looking at Friday's historic verdict in a lawsuit against US agribusiness giant Monsanto. In a groundbreaking decision, a jury in California ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after regularly using the weed killer Roundup on the school lawns. The 46-year-old man, Dewayne Lee Johnson, has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors…
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Jahana Hayes Crushes Party-Backed Candidate in a Landslide
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-08-14
A bizarre coalition of groups has come together to rally behind Mary Glassman against Jahana Hayes in a Tuesday Democratic primary election in Connecticut, where racial politics have bubbled just beneath the surface. | Glassman is a longtime local politician who twice ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor. Connecticut is a blue state dominated by corporations, and Glassman this week won the rare endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Republican-aligned voice for big business. The chamber almost never endorses Democrats and rarely intervenes in a Democratic primary. | Joining the chamber is both MoveOn and the local chapter of Our Revolution, the group formed in the wake of Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign for president. The three disparate groups have never lined up together on a campaign, but they are doing so on the opposite side of Hayes, a black…
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Foreign Interests Have Spent Over $530 Million Influencing US Policy Since 2017
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-14
Foreign lobbyists and agents acting on behalf of foreign interests have reported hundreds of millions of dollars in payments since January 2017, an analysis of OpenSecrets' exclusive new Foreign Lobby Watch data reveals. | Today we're making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States. | Foreign lobbyists and other operatives acting on behalf of foreign interests wield a significant amount of power, impacting economic and diplomatic policies as well as public opinion. | The law that governs most foreign influence disclosure requirements, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), requires any foreign agent or lobbyist representing a foreign principal to register with the US Department of Justice and file detailed public disclosures. | These reports may include details that are not found in the more familiar lobbying reports submitted to…
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There's a Lot of Injustice at Home — but We Can't Let Ourselves Miss Crimes Abroad
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-08-14
Last week, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition killed at least 40 kids in one attack in Yemen. We can't let these crimes slip by. | The post There's a Lot of Injustice at Home — but We Can't Let Ourselves Miss Crimes Abroad appeared first on The Intercept.
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These 5 Race-Baiting and Hypocritical Right-Wingers Complain About the 'Race Card' — While Playing the Race Card Themselves
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
It's a stunning level of self-contradiction. | A game that many Republicans and people on the far-right love to play is going out of their way to be racially inflammatory, then accusing people of "playing the race card" when they are called out–and Republican Corey Stewart, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia in the 2018 midterms, is a prime example. Stewart has praised Confederate soldiers, exalt. . .
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The Rise and Continued Influence of the Neocons. Media Narratives Enabling War, Militarism and the Decline of Civil Liberties
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
He aired a free block of programming over public airways in 2014 in Eastern Europe. Who does that? Who does that at the very beginning stages of like a new Cold War run up? … And, you know, that sounds …
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The 73d Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki: Unwelcome Truths for Church and State
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Seventy-three years ago (August 9, 1945) an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb over Nagasaki City, Japan, instantly vaporizing, incinerating or otherwise annihilating tens of thousands of innocent civilians, a disproportionately large number of them Japanese Christians. The explosion …
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The Iraq Protests and Implications for "Political Stability"
Nagapushpa Devendra | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Earlier this month, bringing in foreign workers by some oil companies in Iraq was seen by the local labour as a grave threat to their livelihood. Despite the high unemployment rates …
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Video: Syria, De-escalation and Counter-Terrorism
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
On August 13, Russian air defense forces intercepted and destroyed 5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near Khmeimim Air Base in the province of Latakia. According to the head of the Russian …
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Syria: The Return of Refugees to Their Homeland
Sophie Mangal | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
For the first time since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011 a significant number of international experts, political analysts, and journalists have reported about the near conclusion of the …
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How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-14
As Monsanto comes under scrutiny for allegedly hiding the dangers of its weed killer, Roundup, we talk to a reporter who says the company attempted to censor and discredit her when she published stories on their product that contradicted their business interests. Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist and author of "Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science."
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Scotland: Protests force Serco to halt asylum seeker evictions
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-14
Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict "former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK."
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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.
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"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.
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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.
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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.
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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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'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.
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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.
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