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APRIL 2018 POLITICAL ARTICLES

APRIL 1 THROUGH 11

April 11, 2018

“A triumph of collective narcissism”: How Trump unleashed forbidden desires. ... Therapist Elizabeth Mika: Trump embodies hidden yearnings “that people do not necessarily want to admit”  Salon  

The Rush to War. Craig Murray  

America’s Descent Into Despotism.
CounterPunch 

Has Israel Become a Middle Eastern Dictatorship?  TruthDig  

“Apartheid, Rogue, Terrorist State”: Glenn Greenwald on Israel’s Murder of Gaza Protesters, Reporter. DemocracyNow  

How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe and Cherry-Picked Research on Risks.  TruthOut  

The Coming Crisis with Iran. CounterPunch

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War. CounterPunch  

Paul Krugman: Trump's Supporters Have Voted for Their Own Economic Ruin. ... Red states will be hit especially hard by Republican policies.
 AlterNet  

Starvation Wages Are a “Crime”: Lessons from MLK & 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, 50 Years Later. DemocracyNow  

Why Did George Bush Buy Nearly 300,000 acres in Paraguay? Agora Financial  

April 10, 2018

Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism. CounterPunch  

The Campaign to Exterminate Muslims. TruthDig/Hedges  

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Review of U.K. Arms Sales to Israel Over Gaza Border Deaths. ... 'The killing and wounding of yet more unarmed Palestinian protesters yesterday by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage' Haaretz

Hill and Don’s Honduran Caravan.
CounterPunch
 

“A triumph of collective narcissism”: How Trump unleashed forbidden desires. ... Therapist Elizabeth Mika: Trump embodies hidden yearnings “that people do not necessarily want to admit” Salon  

Has Israel Become a Middle Eastern Dictatorship?  TruthDig  

The Coming Crisis with Iran. CounterPunch

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War. CounterPunch  

Paul Krugman: Trump's Supporters Have Voted for Their Own Economic Ruin. ... Red states will be hit especially hard by Republican policies.  
AlterNet  

Starvation Wages Are a “Crime”: Lessons from MLK & 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, 50 Years Later. DemocracyNow  

April 9, 2018

(In response to 9/11 attack - the US spent 16 years bombing 8 predominantly Muslim countries in respo0nse to the 9/11 a tack, who. had no connection to it. All the while expressing increasing amounts of reverence & love for the one regime that plausibly did it? Saudi Arabian citizens comprised 15 of the 19 attackers. Meanwhile, the U.S. can't get enough of the current Saudi prince) . Related: Bob Graham and Bob Kerrey on a Saudi Link to 9/11.
The Atlantic  

FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump. McClatchy Related: Russia money ties to NRA makes Trump and GOP look very suspicious. ... The Republican Party and NRA are somehow linked to a Russian banker who has close ties to Vladimir Putin.  The Giro 

'We are the 99%': But Richest 1% Will Soon Own Two-Thirds Of World's Wealth. ... Anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’.
CommonDreams   

Homeland Security To Compile A Database Of Journalists, Bloggers And Influencers. ... Many in the media industry did *not* like the implications.
HuffPost

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? Guardian  

An Extremely Boring Video. Do Not Watch It.
Craig Murray     Also: Portonblimp Down Episode 2 – A Tale By Boris Johnson. Craig Murray  

The Right's Vicious Response to the Parkland Activists Can Be Explained in One Word... Conservatives see these teens as dangerous, and those feelings stem from primal fears. AlterNet  

Illegal tactics used to force confessions from California prisoners, ACLU alleges. ... Lawsuit claims prosecutors in Orange County used jailhouse informants to illegally ‘coerce’ confessions from other prisoners. Guardian  

In Display of 'Actual Sociopathy,' Trump Reportedly Asked CIA Why Drone Didn't Also Kill Target's Family. ... The question came as civilian casualties have reached "unprecedented" heights during Trump's presidency. CommonDreams 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Daughter Reveals Topic Of Scathing Sermon He Never Got To Give. ... Bernice King said the speech her father had planned before he died was titled “America May Go to Hell.”
HuffPost  

Six journalists shot by Israel during Gaza protests: union. Yahoo  

Weekend of April 6-8, 2018

Weekend Read:
The Awakened Ape: A Biohacker's Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy, and Stress-Free Living. By Jevan Pradas. Amazon  

RUSSIAN SPY POISONING FAKE NEWS
(Comments by Graig Murray)

March 22, 2018
Boris Johnson A Categorical Liar

April 3, 2018, -
Breaking News: Porton Down to Make Public Statement 42

April 4, 2018 -
Johnson & May Hide as their Lies Dissolve

April 4, 2018 -
The Poison in our Body Politic

April 5, 2018 -
Knobs and Knockers

Corbyn Smeared as 'Russian Stooge' for Requesting Evidence on Poisoned Spy. .. While harshly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Labour Party's leftist leader requested evidence that the Russian government carried it out. A deluge of smears followed.
The Real News
 

Against False Conflation: JFK, MLK, and the Triple Evils.  CounterPunch  
Related: (2012) Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, "The Most Dangerous Moment," 50 Years Later.
Tom Dispatch  

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Daughter Reveals Topic Of Scathing Sermon He Never Got To Give. ... Bernice King said the speech her father had planned before he died was titled “America May Go to Hell.”
HuffPost  

Giving more power to the State will increase malfeasance, as the talentless displace the virtuous, all the new power must be there to direct the cover-up of the ensuing systematic incompetence.

FBI Lies and Cover-Up Derail Biggest Terrorism Case Since 9/11  CounterPunch  
Related: Everyone Got The Pulse Massacre Story Completely Wrong. ... And another, smaller injustice was obscured: the sadistic prosecution of Noor Salman. HuffPost  

Right-Wing Media Look at Parkland Student Activists and See a Reason to Gut Public Education.
 Intercept  

Russia Madness on the Eve of Destruction: Hegemony Trumps Survival.  TruthDig  

With His Survival Guaranteed, Assad Pushes Into Border Area With Israel, Violating Accords. .. As the U.S. prepares to pull its troops out of Syria, Israel ought to brace for an ever-confident Syrian army whose actions close to the border are becoming a true cause for worry. Haaretz  

How John Bolton Wants to Destroy the Constitution to Attack North Korea. ... Bolton wrote a peculiar op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First.”. Intercept  

April 5, 2018

How Prosecutors Punish Undeserving People With Plea Deals. Intercept  

Illegal tactics used to force confessions from California prisoners, ACLU alleges. ... Lawsuit claims prosecutors in Orange County used jailhouse informants to illegally ‘coerce’ confessions from other prisoners. Guardian  

''The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story'' Is a Decolonization of the Palestinian Narrative.
TruthOut
 

''The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story'' Is a Decolonization of the Palestinian Narrative.
TruthOut
 

Teachers in Revolt: Meet the Educators in Kentucky & Oklahoma Walking Out over School Funding.  DemocracyNow  

Saudi Crown Prince - 'Socially Acceptable War Criminal - Enjoys US Tour Hosted by America's Elite. ... Despite public relations blitz, Saudi monarchy "retains an atrocious human rights record and the situation has only deteriorated since the crown prince was appointed." CommonDreams

Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In His Pocket” Intercept  

Smearing Jeremy Corbyn. CounterPunch  

MLK’s Fight Against Racism, Militarism & Capitalism: Historian Taylor Branch on King’s Final Years. DemocracyNow  

American History for Truthdiggers: Independence and Civil War (1775-1783). TruthDig  

 

April 4, 2018

Quota of 700 Cases a Year Imposed on Immigration Judges. ... The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly rushed. TruthDig  

Israel Kills Palestinians and Western Liberals Shrug. Their Humanitarianism Is a Sham.  Intercept  

'Stuff of Nightmares': Viral Video Shows Sinclair Forcing Local TV Anchors to Recite Trumpian Propaganda. ... "It sickens me the way this company is encroaching upon trusted news brands in rural markets," said one local reporter.
 CommonDreams  

‘Pull his credentials’: Trump campaign manager says CNN should suspend reporter for asking question. ... The president has not held a press conference in 409 days. ThinkProgress  

A New Study Shows How American Polarization Is Driven by a Team Sport Mentality, Not by Disagreement on Issues. Intercept  

Media Giant Sinclair, Under Fire for Forcing Anchors to Read Trumpian Screed, Is Rapidly Expanding. DemocracyNow  

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet. TruthDig  

Trump's New VA Pick Appears Poised to Rubber-Stamp Privatization of Veterans Affairs.
 TruthOut  

Atlantic hires right-wing troll, promptly runs phony climate smear on Democrats. ... Guy who said women should be hanged for having an abortion claims Democrats are an "authoritarian" party. ThinkProgress  

April 3, 2018

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam. TruthDig/Hedges  

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop. CounterPunch  
Trump Defends Conservative Media Company After It Orders Anchors To Bash ‘Biased’ News. ... Dozens of local news anchors across the country read the same strongly worded script, thanks to Sinclair Broadcasting.  HuffPost  

Republicans Are Becoming Less Educated. ... Nerds to the left. AletNet  

4 Key Personality Traits Trump Supporters Share With Their Beloved Leader. ... Trump and the #MAGA set have a lot in common.  AlterNet  

Israel Opens Fire on Palestinian Protesters in Gaza; Trump Envoy Blames “Hostile March” Intercept

Melting Permafrost Raises New Fears Among Scientists. TruthDig  

ISIS’s Last Gasps. CounterPunch 

''The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story'' Is a Decolonization of the Palestinian Narrative.
TruthOut  

After Maria, Puerto Ricans Cultivate Food Sovereignty While FEMA Delivered Skittles & Cheez-Its.  DemocracyNow

Pence secretly drafted Trump’s latest transgender military ban. ... Junk science informed the new order, not military readiness. ThinkProgress  

Insect Decimation Upstages Global Warming. CounterPunch  

Foe Of Endangered Species Act Lands Gig Overseeing -You Guessed It - Wildlife. ... It’s like “appointing an arsonist as the town fire marshal,” said one conservationist. HuffPost 

April 2, 2018
Israel Opens Fire on Palestinian Protesters in Gaza; Trump Envoy Blames “Hostile March”.
Intercept

Israel rejects UN and EU calls for inquiry into Gaza bloodshed. ...Defence minister says soldiers ‘did what had to be done’ after protests turned violent. Guardian  

How Prosecutors Punish Undeserving People With Plea Deals. Intercept  

“We Know Where Your Kids Live”: How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official.
Intercept
 

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you. ... The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look.   Guardian.

Here's how to stop Google from collecting data about you. Komando

How to stop Google from tracking you and delete your personal data. Wired  

Note: the process of obtaining your info from Google is easy to do. It might take a few hours for Google to get the info into a download. Example of what they collect: if you use GPS on your phone, they have everywhere you went. Even when you switched you GPS mode from driving, to walking, biking, etc.

“We Cannot Wait for Change”—Freed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Iraq, Prison & Running for Senate. DemocracyNow  

Big American Money, Not Russia, Put Trump in the White House: Reflections on a Recent Report. CounterPunch

NRA Is Pulling In Big Bucks After The Parkland Mass Shooting. ... Donations skyrocketed as the gun group issued frothy warnings of the “freedom-hating left.” HuffPost  

Weekend of March 30 - April 1, 2018

Journalist Ari Berman: If Trump Is Allowed to Rig the Census, Then All of U.S. Democracy Is Rigged. DemocracyNow  

The Left’s Embrace of Empire
The history of the left in the United States is a history of betrayal. The Nation  

When the DCCC Calls, Hang Up the Phone. ... After the committee savaged candidate Laura Moser in Houston, it’s clear progressives are better off supporting other organizations. The Nation  

The Trump-Daniels Timeline. CounterPunch  

How Noor Salman Became The Scapegoat Of The Pulse Massacre. ... Prosecutors say she helped her husband’s terror attack. Her supporters say she’s innocent and the case is “rooted in gendered Islamophobia.”.  HuffPost  

Lying Is a Fundamental Part of American Police Culture. ... Cops lie under oath so often they even have a nickname for the practice.  AlterNet  


 

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APRIL 12 THROUGH 19

April 19, 2018

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left . TruthDig/Hedges  

ICE Doesn’t Want You to Read Its Manuals — for No Good Reason Whatsoever. Intercept  

The Isolation of Julian Assange is the Silencing of us All. John Pilger  

Growing Far-Right Nationalistic Movements Are Dangerously Anti-Muslim - and Pro-Israel.
Intercept  

'Astronomical' Cost of War: Average US Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to Pentagon Last Year and Just $39 to the EPA. ... "Congress appropriates more for U.S. military spending than the next eight countries combined, but year after year refuses to adequately invest in access to quality education and healthcare for millions of Americans."  CommonDreams

New York Times Promises Truth and Diversity, Then Hires Climate-Denying Anti-Arab White Guy. Intercept  

Living in Goebbels Land. Craig Murray

What are Trump's most frequently used hand gestures? Quora  

White Evangelical Support of Trump Grows in the Wake of Stormy Daniels Scandal. ... Solid support for the President comes as white evangelicals find themselves on the decline. AlterNet  

April 18, 2018

Eight Takeaways on Boss Tweet’s Latest Syrian Missile Spasm. CounterPunch    

Democrats losing lead on Republicans in midterm election polls. ... Winning back the House may be harder than Democrats thought. Independent 

Deadliest U.S. Prison Riot in 25 Years Shines Light on Inhumane Conditions in Prisons Across Nation. DemocracyNow  

The Search for the Truth in Douma.
CounterPunch
 

Bernie Sanders’s Latest Criticism of Israel Signals an Actual Debate Coming in 2020. ... who has been increasingly vocal on the need to recognize the rights of the Palestinian people, laid out a vision for United States policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday that is far more sympathetic to the rights of Palestinians than the pro-Israel orthodoxy that dominates both major parties. Intercept  

From "Probable Cause" to "Reasonable Suspicion": The Subversion of the Fourth Amendment.
TruthOut  


California Democrats Under Fire for Siding With Telecom Lobbyists Against Net Neutrality Bill.  CommonDreams  

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza for Corporations and the Military. TruthOut  

Neil Gorsuch voted with the liberal justices, but his opinion should chill you to the bone. ... If you are surprised by Gorsuch's vote to protect immigrants, you haven't been paying attention to Gorsuch's record. ThinkProgress  


April 17, 2018
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack. ... Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis. Independent  
Related: On Believing MI6. Craig Murray  

Congress Favors Corporate Welfare Over Our National Forests.  CounterPunch 

The Pandora's Box of War. TruthDig/Hedges  

New AUMF? Critics Warn Against Giving Trump—or Any President—Power to Wage War 'Virtually Anywhere on the Planet'. CommonDreams  

The Hour is Late —Speak Out, Stand Tall Ex-Officials. CounterPunch/Nader  

Bill Curry on Corruption in America.
CounterPunch
 

Harvard Teaches Us That Hedge Fund Managers Get Rich Even When They Mess Up. TruthOu t  

The Weaponization of Everyday Life. TruthDig  

Hungarians Take to the Streets to Protest an Election Seen as a Hammer Blow to Democracy. Intercept  

P3 schools fail to make the grade. ... All evidence shows P3s are more expensive, less accountable and transparent than traditional ways of building public infrastructure.  Regina Leader-Post

Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document. Intercept  

April 16, 2018

SYRIA

Just Who’s Pulling the Strings? (A timeline)  Craig Murray  

Donald Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can’t See. Intercept  

Chemical Weapons Hypocrisy.
CounterPunch  

The only way to end the war in Syria is negotiation with Assad – but no one wants to be seen shaking hands with the devil. ... Assad’s victory is becoming irreversible, but international recognition of it should be conditional on the return of refugees, along with an internationally monitored amnesty and freeing of prisoners. Independent/Cockburn  

The British Government’s Legal Justification for Bombing is Entirely False and Without Merit.
Craig Murray
 


Trump is suddenly very concerned about Scooter Libby. Here’s why. ... The former Bush aide was convicted of obstruction of justice -- the same thing Trump is being investigated for. ThinkProgress

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire. .. As Trump strikes Syria for the second time, here are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the American empire from Dr. Chomsky.  AlterNet  

When Zionism Rubs Up Against Reality. CounterPunch  

Revealed: Secret rightwing strategy to discredit teacher strikes. ... Manual provides ‘dos and don’ts’ for how to smear the strikes ... Top of the list: ‘teacher strikes hurt kids and low-income families’. Guardian  

Here's What Happened When Professional Atheist Sam Harris Tried -- and Failed -- to Embarrass Noam Chomsky. ... Chomsky's self-appointed antagonist is more off-base and offensive than many realize.  AlterNet  

Will Christian Nationalism Drive Trump's Base to the Polls in November? TruthOut

Weekend of April 13-15, 2018
Weekend Read:
Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What's Happening, What's Right, and What's Possible. By Roy Eidelson. Powels  

Yulia Skripal Is Plainly Under Duress.
Craig Murray   
Related:
- Portonblimp Down Episode 2 – A Tale By Boris Johnson. Craig Murray  
- OPCW Salisbury Report Confirms Nothing But the Identity of the Chemical. Craig Murray  

How Facebook Played “Instrumental” Role in Rise of Burma’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign of Rohingya. DemocracyNow  

Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump. Femme fatales, lavish Moscow parties and dark money - how Russia worked the National Rifle Association.  RollingStone  

Israel Confirms Video of Sniper Shooting Unarmed Palestinian, as Soldiers Cheer, Is Genuine. 
Intercept
 

Showing They 'Learned Nothing' From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria. ... "Pundits and the media are making John Bolton’s wildest dreams come true: in his first week on the job, everyone is calling for a new war."  CommonDreams  

The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches. Guardian  

Mohammed bin Salman's talk of reform is a smokescreen. Guardian  

John Bolton’s Super PAC Spent Millions On Senators Who Might Vote To Confirm Him. ... Will any of the three senators recuse themselves?  HuffPost  

Video Shows Israeli Interrogators Making Threats Against Family of Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi.  Intercept  

Trump Vowed to Make Assad Pay a Price, But It Probably Won’t Make Any Difference.
CounterPunch
 

From 2006: While Baghdad Burns, Bush Buys. SocioPolitica  

April 12, 2018

Noam Chomsky – Why Does the U.S. Support Israel? (Video) CounterPunch

In blow to Kingdom, U.S. judge rejects Saudi effort to escape 9/11 lawsuit. BullDog  

The Four Horsemen Gallop By. Craig Murray  

The Resistance And The Democratic Party Aren’t The Same. .. The Resistance must not only fight Trumpism, but neoliberal corporatism in the Democratic Party as well. HuffPost  

Melting Permafrost Raises New Fears Among Scientists. TruthDig  

Thanks to Climate Disruption, Earth Is Already Losing Critical Biosphere Components.
TruthOut  

Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle
Someone is doing Jared Kushner a huge favor. But we don't know who. ThinkProgress  

A Neuroscientist Explains What Could Be Wrong with Trump Supporters’ Brains. ... Trump has said things that would be political suicide for any other Republican.  AlterNet  

“Facebook Doesn’t Sell Your Data. It Sells You”: Zeynep Tufekci on How Company’s Profit Really Works. DemocracyNow  

The American Military System Dissected: What Happens When a Few Volunteer and the Rest Just Watch. CounterPunch  

 

 

 

APRIL 20 THROUGH 30

April 30, 2018

Michelle Wolf for President. (Video)

James Cone's Gospel of the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised. TruthDig/Hedges

Amazon Gets Tax Breaks While Its Employees Rely on Food Stamps, New Data Shows.
Intercept  

Why Did the U.S. and Its Allies Bomb Libya? Corruption Case Against Sarkozy Sheds New Light on Ousting of Gaddafi. Intercept

'Stop All Military Aid to Israel,' Rights Group Demands Amid Gaza Protests.
CommonDreams  

As Trump Berates Iran, His Options are Limited. CounterPunch/Hedges  

Comey Says FBI’s Surveillance of MLK Was “Shameful” — but Comey’s FBI Targeted Black Activists and Muslim Communities Anyway.
Intercept
 

'Open and Flagrant Corruption': Mulvaney Admits to Bankers He Only Met With Lobbyists Who Gave Him Cash. ... "In a sane political system Mulvaney would be investigated if not fired immediately, but open and flagrant corruption are why the Trump administration exists." CommonDreams  

Does the Rise of Autocratic Leaders Signal the End of Democracy? TruthOut  

How Clintonites Are Manufacturing Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns. CounterPunch  

Weekend of April 27-29, 2018

Weekend Read:
The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean ...
This book is a masterpiece unlike any previous didactic historical work. Gerald Horne has looked into the past as though viewing thru the Hubble telescope unlocking divergent Global Slavery Capitalist interest. ... Slavery was a global enterprise linked to religious,economic and European nationalist settlements dispelling the myth of a stellar platform for human freedom in the Americas. Amazon

How VP Mike Pence Enshrined Life-Threatening Catholic Hospital Religious Practices into Indiana Law. DemocracyNow

Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive to Leave Race. Intercept

Pruitt Unveils Another Brazen Attack on Science With Polluter-Friendly Rule Change. ... A former EPA scientist warns it will "mean throwing out the studies we rely on to protect the public, for no good reason," which will "have an enormous and negative impact on the EPA's ability to enforce the law and protect people's health." CommonDreams  

Law Enforcement Groups Gave $420,000 to DA Deciding Whether to Bring Charges Against Cops Who Killed Stephon Clark. Intercept

Resisting the Military-Now More Than Ever. CounterPunch
Related: Carnage Unleashed: the Pentagon and the AUMF. CouterPunch  

Watch Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg Discuss Nuclear War. Intercept  

The Law of Aiding and Abetting (Alleged) War Crimes: How to Assess US and UK Support for Saudi Strikes in Yemen. Just Security

History Shows Hypocrisy of US Outrage Over Chemical Weapons in Syria. TruthOut  

Trump's Resolve to Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal Hands Tehran a Key Diplomatic Win. ... Trump and Netanyahu's efforts to change the accord drive a wedge between Washington and Europe, help Tehran to be presented as a responsible regime. Haaretz

The Democratic Party Is Paying Millions for Hillary Clinton’s Email List, FEC Documents Show.
Intercept    
Related: No Remorse For Hillary. Craig Murray

The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble. ... The down-ballot party has withered, and Obama’s policy legacy will be largely repealed..
Vox  

Fulfilling 'Feedback Loop' Fears, New Study Shows Melting Ice Could Spell Disaster Faster Than Previously Thought. ... "Trying to dismiss the idea that it has anything to do with global warming is very difficult." CommonDreams  

Greyhound Is Choosing To Let Border Patrol Demand Its Passengers’ Papers. ... The company says it’s following the law. The ACLU says it’s consenting to warrantless searches it could refuse. HuffPost  

Ben Carson proposes tripling poor people’s rent — after he blew $31K of taxpayer cash on dining room set. RawStory  

Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad For Business. ... , a Goldman analyst has said outright that curing people will hurt their cash flow
 TruthDig  

Jill Stein Defies Senate Intelligence Document Request, Calling It “Overbroad”. Intercept  

April 26, 2018

"A Complete Disaster": Noam Chomsky on Trump and the Future of US Politics. TruthOut  

How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents.
Intercept  

Arizona Reproductive Justice Activist, Now Free from ICE Jail, Says She Was Targeted for Activism. DemocracyNow

US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing Dozens. ... A bride was among those killed at a wedding party, and at least 45 were wounded according to reports.
CommonDreams  

Dear Saudi Crown Prince Supporters: Your Hero May Allow Women to Drive, but He’s Also a War Criminal. Intercept  

Bring the War Home. ... The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. NPR

Syria Controversy: Don't Believe the Official Narrative. TruthDig  

Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks and Not Wall Street. TruthDig  
Related: No Remorse For Hillary. Craig Murray

April 25, 2018

A Civilization in Collapse, the Dawn of a New Order? CounterPunch  

The Israeli Security Establishment Is Terrified of a Nonviolent Palestinian Movement.
DemocracyNow
 

Christian Nationalism: Good for Politicians, Bad for America and the World. CounterPunch  

Condemned By Their Own Words. ... an Israeli General on an Israeli radio station ... defending the latest killing by Israeli army snipers of a 14 year old boy who posed no threat of any kind.
Craig Murray
 

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy. CounterPunch 

In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical. CounterPunch/Cockburn  

Urgent Demands for Congress to Act as Net Neutrality's "Slow and Insidious" Death Begins. ... "Momentum is on our side, but time isn't. Members of Congress need to know that there will be a price to pay for being on the wrong side of internet history." CommonDreams  

The FBI’s Race Problems Are Getting Worse. The Prosecution of Terry Albury Is Proof. Intercept 

How James Comey Became the Strange New Hero of the Liberals. CounterPunch  

April 24, 2018

A Civilization in Collapse, the Dawn of a New Order? CounterPunch  

The Israeli Security Establishment Is Terrified of a Nonviolent Palestinian Movement.
DemocracyNow
 

Christian Nationalism: Good for Politicians, Bad for America and the World. CounterPunch  

Condemned By Their Own Words. ... an Israeli General on an Israeli radio station ... defending the latest killing by Israeli army snipers of a 14 year old boy who posed no threat of any kind.
Craig Murray
 

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy. CounterPunch 

In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical. CounterPunch/Cockburn  

Urgent Demands for Congress to Act as Net Neutrality's "Slow and Insidious" Death Begins. ... "Momentum is on our side, but time isn't. Members of Congress need to know that there will be a price to pay for being on the wrong side of internet history." CommonDreams  

The FBI’s Race Problems Are Getting Worse. The Prosecution of Terry Albury Is Proof. Intercept 

How James Comey Became the Strange New Hero of the Liberals. CounterPunch  

April 24, 2018

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth.
TruthDig/Hedges
 

9 Democrats Sign Up To Help Wall Street Steal Cars. ... They’re backing a bill to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
HuffPost

JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago. ... Family of Charles Thomas are pleading with Trump to release papers they say show his 1971 suicide stemmed from officials wanting to shut down effort to reopen JFK investigation. Guardian  

As Wave of Teacher Strikes Slated to Continue, GOP State Lawmakers Aim to Jail Protesters. ... Republican state senators in Colorado seek to punish educators for demonstrations despite new polling that shows majority of Americans support pay raises. CommonDreams  

THE NEW NORMAL

Black 7-year-old screams as a white teacher drags him off bus by his legs in shocking video. RawStory  

Trump Fundraiser Offered Russian Gas Company Plan to Get Sanctions Lifted for $26 Million. Intercept   

‘The most over-aggressive policing I’ve ever seen’: Reporters at Georgia Neo-Nazi rally document cops brutalizing counter-protestors over bandanas. RawStory  

Kansas City firefighter fired for spitting on 3-year-old black boy and calling him the N-word gets his job back. Rawstory 

Syracuse suspends frat after shocking video shows members pledging ‘hatred in their hearts’ for ‘n*ggers’ and ‘k*kes’. RawStory

Racist vandals drive black family from home — but mayor ‘more concerned’ with getting paint off that ‘pretty building’. RawStory  

April 23, 2018

This New Mexico Democrat May Be Even Worse Than a Republicanj. ... She faces a serious challenge in the primary election. AlterNet  

Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua. ... Fears unrest over social security reforms may grow as more demonstrators join in and the state responds with heavy hand. Guardian 

The DNC’S Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks Poses a Serious Threat to Press Freedom. Intercept 

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not. CounterPunch  

What 20,000 pages of hacked WikiLeaks emails teach us about Hillary Clinton. ... Including new and vivid illustrations of some of Clinton’s most serious controversies.. Vox  

Comey's wish for a leaker's 'head on a pike'? Proof he's no better than Trump. Guardian

We should be sceptical of far-away governments who claim to know what is happening on the ground in Syria. ... Government duplicity is scarcely new but denunciations of it may obscure an even greater danger. Independent  

Great Barrier Reef: 30% of coral died in 'catastrophic' 2016 heatwave. ... Report chronicles ‘mass mortality’, the extent and severity of which has shocked scientists.  Guardian  

Weekend of April 20-22, 2018

Weekend Read:
American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class. By Ron Formisano. - A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Amazon  

Senior Civil Servants Still Deeply Sceptical of Russian Responsibility for Skripal Poisoning.
Craig Murray
 

Intercepted Podcast: Evening at the Talk House. Intercept  

Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law. ... Company moves responsibility for users from Ireland to the US where privacy laws are less strict. Guardian  

This Is How Police Can 'Cook the Books' to Make Crimes Appear Solved. Manipulating data is easier than it should be. AlterNet

Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison. TruthOut  

Space telescope launches on quest for planets that could support life. Independent  

With Vote to Kill Guidance Against Racist Auto Lending, Senate GOP Takes War on Regulations to 'Vicious' New Level. ... "This may end up being the most vicious hardball escalation and norm-breaking of Trump's first two years."  CommonDreams  

Environmentalists Fight Giant Water Project for Las Vegas ... Groundwater pumped through a proposed water pipeline from central Nevada to Las Vegas could have permanent and devastating effects on water resources... Court House News  

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy. CounterPunch  

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy. This is not how judges are supposed to behave. ThinkProgress  

 

 

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