Greatest Cover-Up in History ? How Imperial Britain's
Racist India, Africa & China Narrative ?Still Persists
Now Third State to Propose ALEC Bill Cracking Down on
Pipeline Protests. ... On the heels of Iowa and Ohio,
Wyoming has become the third state to introduce a bill
criminalizing the type of activities undertaken by past
oil and gas pipeline protesters. CounterPunch
Extracts Confession From Badly Wounded Cousin
of Ahed Tamimi, Jailed Protest Icon.
Meddlers and Ours. ... By the end of World War II, the
United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs
of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike. CounterPunch
How the Bombing of Libya in 2011 Led to Terror in Britain.
Democracy Makes a Comeback, White Suburban Women Will
Be a Big Factor. ... Grassroots activism among suburban
women may be the key to the anti-Trump resistance. AlterNet
Plain and Simple': Public Comments Show Outrage at CFPB's
Corporate Turn Under Mulvaney. ... "Mick Mulvaney
is putting the interests of predatory lending companies
and fraudulent banks ahead of the interests of consumers."
and Allies Look to Military Intervention in Venezuela.
... The Bolivarian social and political movement
first led by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
and holding state power since1999 has long faced
U.S. assaults. CounterPunch
Senator Says Trump Is Ready to Start War With North
Korea, Which Would Be One of the Worst Catastrophic
Events in History
'act of war' North Korea regards Donald Trumps
new plan to send the US Coast Guard
to patrol waters off its shores as an act
of war ... The US President has vowed to cripple
the rogue regime with increased naval blockades
and stop-and-search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters.
Announces Harsh New Sanctions Against North Korea.
strategy for dealing with North Korea is in shambles
... Signs abound that his economic isolation campaign
is failing. Vox
Trumps new North Korea sanctions matter. ...
Hint: Its another sign of the White Houses
emerging strategy for trying to resolve its nuclear
Trump doesn't rule out nuclear strike on North Korea
that would be 'very unfortunate for the world' NY
Coming Wars to End All Wars.
and Liberty. . ... The proliferation of guns in American
society is not only profitable for gun manufacturers,
it fools the disempowered into fetishizing weapons as
a guarantor of political agency. TruthDig
Supreme Court may have just kept DACA on life support
for several more months. ... The Court refused to bend
the rules for Trump by hearing a DACA case early. Vox
Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farms Inflammatory Posts
Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump? DemocracyNow
Fang: Billionaire Koch Brothers Have Extracted Laundry
List of Victories from Trump Admin. DemocracyNow
Koch Document Reveals Laundry List of Policy Victories
Extracted from the Trump Administration. Intercept
Pre-Dawn Raid, Israel Arrests Badly Wounded Cousin of
Ahed Tamimi, Jailed Protest Icon. ... Early Monday
morning, Israeli forces detained a teenage Palestinian
boy who has been missing part of his skull since December,
when he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier during
a protest against the occupation of his West Bank village.
Florida High School Shooting Survivors Are Being Inundated
with Death Threats. ... Conspiracy theorists have smeared
at least one teen as a "crisis actor." AlterNet
How the Bombing of Libya in 2011 Led to Terror in Britain.
Craig Won a Polk Award for Her Investigation of a SEAL
Team Raid That Killed Women and Children in Yemen. Heres
How She Did It. Intercept
10 Signs the U.S. Is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World.
... Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some
other poor countries as hopelessly corrupt
always imply that the United States is not corrupt. TruthDig/Juan
Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farms Inflammatory Posts
Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump? DemocracyNow
Is the New War: Jared Kushner, Amid a Showdown with
Kelly, Prepares for Battle with a Weekend in the Caribbean.
... As Trump melted down at Mar-a-Lago, and the administration
reeled from one of its most dismal weeks in 13 months,
Kushner and his wife left the country. Vanity
KUSHNER - Several articles in HuffPost
types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved
Framers of the Second Amendment wanted an armed, but regulated,
THE CPAC NEOCON ORGY
at CPAC: the invasion of the body snatchers is complete.
... Old-school Republicans were thin on the ground
in Maryland, where the conservatives gathered proved
theyre all Trumpians now.
VP Pence at CPAC: "The United States of America
doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand
up to murderous dictatorships" ... He
lies as usual: The US Supported violet dictators
and war criminals (very short list): Suharto - Saddam
Hussein - Ceausescu - Reza Shah Pahlavi - Pinochet
- Trujillo - Mobutu - Rhee - Habré - Zia-ul-Haq
- Ríos Montt - Marcos - Duvalier (1 and 2)
- Castelo Branco - Somoza -Batista -Videla, etc.
cpac speech Guardian
went off-script at CPAC. We fact checked it. NBC
of February 23-25, 2018
Read: Fighting Fascism
How to Struggle and How to Win
by Clara Zetkin Edited by John Riddell and Mike Taber.
Clara Zetkin, an organizer of the First International
Womens Day, presented this Report and Resolution
on fascism at the June 1923 enlarged plenum of the Communist
Internationals executive committee. At a time when
fascism was a new and little-understood phenomenon, Zetkins
work proposed a sweeping plan for the unity of all victims
of capitalism in an ideological and political campaign
against the fascist danger.
Available at Haymarket
and the AR-15: One NRA Stooge Too Many. CounterPunch
in al Ghayil - Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall
Horror of Trumps Highly Successful SEAL
Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American
inequality. ... From highways carved through thriving
ghettoes to walls segregating black and
white areas, US city development has a long and divisive
Mass Digital Surveillance Regime Ruled Illegal. CounterPunch
Drove Puerto Rico Into Debt. Now It Will Profit From
Privatization on the Island..
meat': Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig
and chicken plants. ... Previously unseen government
records detail deeply worrying incidents
in pork and poultry plants, raising fears of dirty
meat entering the UK under a post-Brexit trade
Popular Delusions and the Madness of Russiagate. ...
An epidemic terror seized upon the nations,
wrote Charles Mackay in his 1841 masterpiece, Extraordinary
Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. It
was a crime imputed with so much ease, and repelled
with so much difficulty, that the powerful, whenever
they wanted to ruin the weak, and could fix no other
imputation upon them, had only to accuse them of witchcraft
to ensure their destruction.. CounterPunch
time for America to embrace guaranteed income
Chris Hughes. ... We should provide a guaranteed income
of $500 a month for every working adult who makes less
than $50,000, argues Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
Sabotage of Americans' Healthcare, Trump Proposes Allowing
Insurers to Offer 'Junk Plans'. ... "Welcome back
to: underwriting, denials, higher premiums for being
sick, and possibly...insurers leaving markets. All of
this is by design." CommonDreams
the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas
Cruz to Be A Very Good Shot, DemocracyNow
Sickening Details You Won't Read in Billy Graham's Fawning
Obituaries. ... The pastor urged Nixon to commit war
crimes and called AIDS a judgment from God. AlterNet
Reich: Morality & the Common Good Must Be at Center
of Fighting Trumps Economic Agenda. DemocracyNow
Denken: Crude thinking.
Blames Mental Illness for Parkland Shooting, Ignores Easy
Gun Access & Loose Background Checks. DemocracyNow
Gun Violence the Media Shows Us and the State Violence
They Dont. CounterPunch
Hold On Florida So Powerful Not Even This Tiny Bird
Is Safe. ... Lawmakers killed efforts to make the native
scrub jay the state bird simply because the states
top NRA lobbyist hated the creature. HuffPost
Trillion for H-bomb Profiteers and Fake
Months After Maria, San Juan Mayor Decries Disaster
Capitalism & Privatization in Puerto Rico.
"Alt-Right" Is Building a White Nationalist
Mass Movement With "Operation Homeland"
World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony. TruthDig
New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and
Unify With Bush-Era Neocons. ... One of the most under-discussed
yet consequential changes in the American political landscape
is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the countrys
most extreme and discredited neocons. Intercept
Liberalism and Capitalist Exploitation: Why Corporate
Democrats Do Not Support Immigrant Justice. TruthOut
History for Truthdiggers: Roots in Religious Zealotry.
the Right Wing Is So Interested in Narrowing Down Education
into 'Skills' ... The politics behind the push to expand
Stein Downplays Russian Meddling: Media and DNC Interfered
in 2016 Election Too.
silent on claim that Russians backed him in 2016. ...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declined to directly address
Friday's revelation that Russian actors sought to boost
his presidential primary campaign and sink Hillary Clinton's
in 2016, instead insisting that the special counsels
investigation proceed unimpeded. Politico
Care More About the OXFAM Scandal Than the Cholera Epidemic.
A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an Act of
War on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the
U.S. Response be Similar? Intercept
Mugs of Voters: Muellers Russia Indictments. CounterPunch
Do Trump and Followers Mean When They Say 'America'? TruthDig
NY Timess Newest Op-Ed Hire, Bari Weiss, Embodies
its Worst Failings and its Lack of Viewpoint Diversity.
We Fight Fascism. ... In 1923 the radical socialist and
feminist Clara Zetkin gave a report at the Communist International
about the emergence of a political movement called fascism.
Fascism, then in its infancy, was written off by many
liberals, socialists and communists as little more than
mob rule, terror and street violence.
In Conversation: Quincy Jones. ... The music legend on
the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the
Trumps, and the problem with modern pop. Vulture
Do the Democrats Take Trumps Trolling Lying Down?
Americans have forgotten what 'treason' actually means
and how it can be abused. ... We are willfully
turning a blind eye to the sordid history of treason that
led to its unique treatment in the U.S. Constitution.
Zapatista rebels, 24 years on and defiant in mountain
The peasant rebels took up arms in 1994, and now number
300,000 in centres with their own doctors, teachers and
currency, but rarely answer questions - until now. Guardian
to Deny Tax Breaks, Government Bids From Local Groups
Calling for Boycott. ... Implementation would require
compiling a 'blacklist' of Israeli boycott supporters,
sources say, on top of an existing list of foreign activists
and groups. Haaretz
NRA donated $10,000 to help train the Parkland shooting
suspect to use a rifle. .. He practiced on indoor ranges
shooting at targets the size of coin. ThinkProgress
JULIAN ASSANGE - WIKILEAKS
In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses
Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling,
and Feminists They Dont Like. Intercept
Julian Assange saga: judge to rule
on arrest warrant. ... After six years holed up
in Ecuadorian embassy, WikiLeaks founder faces a
pivotal moment. Guardian
Assange Judges Husband Runs
Security Firm With Ex Head of MI6. Craig
All Pretence is Over in Persecution
of Assange. Craig
The UKs Hidden Hand in Julian
Assanges Detention. CounterPunch
The Scourging of Julian Assange.
Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition
in 2013, CPS emails show. ... UK prosecutors tried
to dissuade Swedish counterparts from doing so,
exchange shows. Guardian
The Biggest Secret
My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow
of the War on Terror. Intercept
Remember the Schoolchildren U.S. and Russian Bombs Are
Killing, Too. TruthDig
Security Clearance Situation in the White House Is Bonkers.
... NBC News reported on Wednesday that as of November,
130 political appointees working on President Donald Trumps
staff had not yet been permanently clearedamong
them White House counsel Don McGahn. Slate
White House has a major security clearance problem. ...
We might be facing a situation weve never
faced before. Vox
warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China.
...Harry Harris, the next US ambassador to Australia,
says Beijing intends to control South China Sea. Guardian
the Post-Truth Classroom. CounterPunch
Trump Is Undermining the Fight Against Mass Shootings.
... Look at the budget numbers, not the press-conference
puts public school safety and trauma counseling funding
on the chopping block. ... Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
says school safety is a priority, but budget proposals
tell a different story. ThinkProgress
RIGHT- NAZI - FASCISM
González Talks Roots of Fascism, Rise of
Authoritarian Movements on the Intercepted Podcast.
A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump.
the Media Panicked About Campus Leftists, the Far
Right Surged, ,,, If a reader were to judge from
popular media accounts, the biggest threat to university
life and public discourse would be obvious: the
left-wing students on campus fighting various forms
of bigotry and other injustices. From liberal broadsheets
to Breitbart.com, commentators have taken up a strawman
debate largely shaped by the far right
about campus free speech. Intercept
With Hard Right to Convict Trump Protesters. ...
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington highlights
a dangerous national trend. ... D.C., police and
federal prosecutors have been collaborating with
notorious right-wing groups known for fascist statements
and using doctored videos to ambush their targets
in an attempt to convict and jail protesters from
President Trumps inauguration. AlterNet
'A Big Scare Tactic': ExxonMobil Files 'Conspiracy'
Counter Suits Against Climate Defenders. ... Critics
charge that by "positioning itself as a victim
rather than a perpetrator," the company is
aiming to "reframe the debate, use it as a
diversionary tactic, and scare the heck out of everybody."
of February 16-18, 2018
Politics of Persuasion, The: Economic Policy and Media
Bias in the Modern Era. ... Examines how the US media
covers high-profile public policy issues in the context
of competing claims about media bias. Amazon
ICE Works to Strip Citizenship from Naturalized Americans.
... For 10 years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements
investigative office has worked to keep its internal handbook
out of American courts. The handbook could have been used
in court to show how ICEs push to lead on denaturalization
cases stands in contrast to the language of federal law
governing the process, an immigration lawyer said. Inercept
Privatizes America. CounterPunch
Next Recession Is Really Gonna Suck. ... The extra help
unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened
states to mistreat them. HuffPost
Destroying Iraq, U.S. Wont Give a Dime to Reconstruction.
Are We Still Doing in Syria? ... With our
ongoing war efforts there, the Trump administration is
courting disaster. National
of my Own Thoughts. Craig
Protection Agency's New Mission Under Trump? Not
Protecting Consumers. ... New CFPB budget proposal, said
one watchdog, further reveals president's "unwavering
loyalty to the big banks, predatory lenders, and Wall
Street special interests." CommonDreams
Deadly Flu Sweeps Country, Koch-Backed Group Fights Paid
Sick Leave Policies
EPA debunked Administrator Pruitts latest
climate misinformation. ... Until Pruitt deleted
the EPA climate webpages. Guardian
Five things Pruitt can do to cripple the EPA. ...
The new administrator and President Donald Trump
are expected to move quickly to begin unraveling
the agency's rules on water and climate change.
Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental
regulations in record time.
infrastructure plan aims to sweep away 'inefficient'
environmental reviews. ... Trumps plan would
threaten endangered species or fragile habitats
with limits for environmental reviews. Guardian
Administrator Scott Pruitt Fails Another Senate
from the banking industry for life, a Scott Pruitt
friend finds a new home at the EPA.
Pick For EPAs No. 2 Accused Of Abusing Power
To Bully And Intimidate
Opponents. ... As a Senate aide in 2005, Andrew
Wheeler went after state air pollution regulators
for opposing his bosss bill.
Infrastructure Plan Decried as 'Scam' Designed to
Keep US Stuck in 'Dirty and Destructive Past'. ...
"This is a plan to shore up the infrastructure
of the past, rather than invest in what we need
for the future."
enviromental protection agency
Hard to Believe, But Syrias War Is Getting Worse:
World Powers Clash as Civilian Deaths Soar. DemocracyNow
Bankrupt' Budget: After $1.5 Trillion Gift to Rich, Trump
Demands $1.7 Trillion in Safety Net Cuts. CommonDreams
You Like Paying Tolls? Youre Gonna Love Trumps
Infrastructure Plan. ... The proposal would allow more
states to toll interstate highways. HuffPost
introduces record number of bills to prevent people from
taking industry to court. ... Congress races to protect
industry from lawsuits. ThinkProgress
While 'Not the Worst' of His Crimes, Israeli Police Call
for Indicting Netanyahu on Corruption Charges. ... Observers
note Israel "won't put him on for war crimes and
crimes against humanity, but hey, guess it's something."
Is Now Weak and Vulnerable and His Political Partners
in Israel Know It. ... The police sewed up
Netanyahu from head to toe a hermetic seal, at
least in the eyes of a layman - which won't suffice with
a public reprimand. Haaretz
Laurence Tribe Has Become a Deranged Russia Conspiracist:
Today Was His Most Humiliating Debacle. Intercept
Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on
Judge Denies Bail to Palestinian Teen Who Slapped
of trial, Amnesty says Israel must release Ahed
Court: Ahed Tamimi to be jailed until end of trial.
Trial Opens For 17-Year-Old Palestinian Activist.
Release Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. ...
17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has
been called the Rosa Parks of Palestine.
For years, she and her family have bravely stood
up against the Israeli occupation. But she now faces
up to 10 years in prison over an altercation with
Will No Longer Allow Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi
to Make the Occupation Look Bad. Haaretz
military judge at the teen's hearing seeks to do
everything possible to prevent the courtroom from
becoming a media circus. Haaretz
Way To Treat A Child. CommonDreams
Hostis humani generis
Its Core, Anti-Fascism Is Self-Defense": An Interview
With Mark Bray. ... this ultra-nationalist Donald Trump
came to the fore because he rightly believed that this
brand of bombastic, far-right politics would sell. Under
different circumstances, he might have chosen to present
himself as more of a laissez-faire "globalist,"
but the wind wasn't blowing in that direction. TruthOut
Kellys true self and ICEs mission creep: Tyranny
is spreading. ... Darkest side of the Trump agenda: Kelly
reveals his true colors and ICE seeks to join the intelligence
Resistance Grift How Scott Dworkin Turned the Resistance
into a Personal Payday. Progressive
crisis for human rights': new index reveals global fall
in basic justice. ... More than 70 of 113 countries surveyed
for latest Rule of Law Index report their fundamental
human rights are being eroded. Guardian
Racist Bullying? Religious School In Texas Argues Courts
Cant Intervene. ... A religious school is being
sued after it punished alleged racist harassers with one-day
Researcher Reveals Why She Turned Vegan After Investigating
The History of Pork. rchaeologist Dr Pía Spry-Marqués
tells of how researching the relationship between humans
and pork turned her off animal products for life. Independent
Kelly's True Self and ICE's Mission Creep: Tyranny Is
S: Steve Coll on the CIA & Americas Secret Wars
in Afghanistan & Pakistan. DemocracyNow
Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence. CounterPunch
Risen Goes Inside the NSAs Secret Channel to Russia. Intercept
tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails
show. ... UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts
from doing so, exchange shows. Guardian
Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs. ... Oligarchic rule, as
Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government.
Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty,
rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They pervert,
deform and dismantle systems of power to serve their immediate
interests, squandering the future for short-term personal
gain. ... The late stage of every civilization is characterized
by the sophistry of oligarchs, who ravage the decaying
carcass of the state. CounterPunch
Southwest water dispute reaches the Supreme Court. ...
Why a fight over groundwater has left farmers in New Mexico
High Country News
GOP Infrastructure Plan: Worse Than Nothing? CounterPunch
of Democratic Lawmakers Join GOP to Back Budget Bill with
No Protection for DREAMers. DemocracyNow
Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with
Iraq; Its Happening Again with Iran. DemocracyNow
Republicans Kept Provision to Fight High Drug Prices Out
of Spending Bill, Democrats Say. Intercept
Paul and the Sleepover Shutdown: A Three-Act Farce. ...
(Friday aorund 12.30am...) The federal government shut
down, the Senate passed the budget bill, the House passed
the Senate's bill, the Dreamers got screwed and the Tea
Party movement evaporated like a wholly unnoticed fart.
police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists,
documents show. ... Officers expressed sympathy with white
supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters
after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents.
Secretly Negotiated With Russians to Buy Stolen NSA Documents
and the Russians Offered Trump-Related Material,
Next Recession Is Really Gonna Suck
The extra help unemployed people got during the Great
Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them. HuffPost
are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police
search even if youre innocent RawStory
the People, Trumped by Constitution and Capitalism. CounterPunch/Street
and Republicans: United on Glorifying Authoritarian Systems.
Russian Meddling is a Trojan Horse. CounterPunch
Russia Is Not the Biggest Threat to Our ElectionsFacebook
and YouTube Are. ... Silicon Valley algorithms help spread
conspiracy theories peddled by sloppy American journalists.
- THE LOOTING SOCIAL
SECURITY & MEDICARE
Have a Sinister New Way of Cutting Social Security.
... Its a classic Trojan horse scenarioone
they've been using a lot lately. AlterNet
Republicans are already talking about cutting Medicare
and Social Security next. ... The idea of cutting
popular programs in an election year has vulnerable
Republicans asking, why not infrastructure? Vox
Rubio find a new project: Paid family leave. ...
Can the duo pining for a softer side of Republicanism
win over the GOP? Politico
Trump's Paid Family Leave Plan Steals the Money
from Social Security and Delays Retirement. ...
Nothing from the first family comes without a major
of February 9-11, 2018
read: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear
War Planner. by . Daniel Ellsberg. Here, for the first
time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg
reveals his shocking firsthand account of America's nuclear
program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the
Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority
to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated,
to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower,
which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of
Money Then, Trumpocalypse Now. ... it wasnt the
Russians that brought us Trump, but the usual suspects:
private equity and hedge funds bandits. TruthDig/Hedges
U.S. Prison Conditions, British Appeals Court Refuses
to Extradite Accused Hacker Lauri Love to the U.S. Intercept
Military Launches Broad Investigation of SEAL Team 6 After
Green Beret Killing in Mali.
1974 Call to Abolish CIA, Sanders Followed in Footsteps
of JFK, Truman. Intercept
interest in Afghanistan tied to heroin production. Respect
the alternative press threatened by wealthy buyers.
Freedom of the Press Foundation
War and a Phantom $500 Million: Pentagon Watchdog Calls
Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance. TruthOut
news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study. ...
University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume
largest volume of junk news on Facebook and
the hysteria around the 'fake news epidemic' is a distraction.
... The biggest obstacle to having an informed electorate
isnt fake news, but the profit-hungry media seeking
clicks and eyeballs.
the Pentagon Endorsing Trumps War on Democratic
Institutions? ... The presidents plans for a military
parade have sinister implications.