July 12, 2018
Weisbrot: Trumps Threats to Invade Venezuela Are Part of U.S. Strategy of
Regime Change. DemocracyNow
New Era of IMF Riots: Protests Force Haiti to Rescind Fuel Hikes. DemocracyNow
Activists Are Freaking Out About a Proposed 'Unmasking' Law. ... The bill targets
antifascist and anarchist protesters who use "black bloc" tactics to
challenge the alt-right. Vice
US White Nationalist Movement Is Attempting to Build International Allies. TruthOut
at Gazas Edge Try to Make Ends Meet Between Economic Squeeze and Israeli
Sniper Fire. Intercept
Salazar Is Looking to Land the Next Blow Against the New York Democratic Machine.
amputations a week: the cost of working in a US meat plant. ... As unions warn
of serious injuries, plans to take speed limits off the lines at pig plants are
causing anxiety. Guardian
Pruitt Claims Misappropriated EPA Funds Would Have Only Been Wasted On Dumb Shit
Like Clean Water. Go
Jeff Sessions Tries To Commit Suicide By Smoking Joint. Go
Win! This Artist Was Going To Draw Trump And Putin Kissing, But Was Worried That
Seemed Homophobic, So He Had Them Kiss While Thinking About Pamela Anderson.
Understand Net Neutrality Since That Horse Kicked You In The Head? Hush Now, And
Look At The River. Go >
Local Newspapers Fold, Taxpayers Take a Hit in the Wallet. TruthDig
Related: Financing Dies in Darkness? The Impact of Newspaper
Closures on Public Finance. Papers.ssrn And
- Trump's Ever More Powerful Weapons Against Journalism. TruthDig
Gone, But "No Happy Ending" for Planet as Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler
Takes Over EPA. ... "Before everyone gets excited about Pruitt, remember
we're going to get all the same horrific policy under Andrew Wheeler, without
any of the comic, attention-drawing personal corruption." CommonDreams
Inspired by Julian Assange.
Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises Of Citizenship
10,000 people now serve under a program meant to fast-track U.S. citizenship for
military duty. HuffPost
Sturgess. (Novichik, Russia story continued) Craig
why Trumps new strategy to keep ailing coal and nuclear plants open makes
Regulations, Hello Impending Global Financial Crisis. ... Ten years after
the last financial crisis, Republicans - with backing from many Democrats - have
made sure that Wall Street can return to its old ways of doing business by repealing
the Dodd-Frank Act, which acted up to now as a very mild regulatory regime to
rein in the predatory nature of financial capital. TruthOut
News' Tucker Carlson Gets Schooled on Democratic Socialism by Cornel West. ...
Fox News, forever fearful of the left, is learning how to demonize democratic
socialism, one interview at a time. AlterNet
psychologist explains how to shut down online trolls spreading ridiculous right-wing
fake news. RawStory
Con of Diversity. TruthDig/Hedges
Military Contractor Used Arizona Black Site to Secretly Jail Dozens
of Migrant Children. DemocracyNow
Rights Lawyer Jennifer Harbury on How Trump Is Punishing Cartels Victims
... Not Their Members. DemocracyNow
Dirty Secrets: Jennifer, Everardo & the CIA in Guatemala -
Admin. Officials 'Destroyed' Records of Immigrant Kids Separated from Their Parents:
Report. ... The administration seems to have no idea how to reunite the families
it tore apart. AlterNet
CIA-Backed Wars to Cartel Violence: Inside the Roots of the Refugee Crisis in
Central America. DemocracyNow
N.Y. Media Wrongly Pushes for Gang Databases. TruthDig
administration comes out against breastfeeding worldwide to placate baby formula
makers until Russia objects. RawStory
Promises Of Transparency, Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers
overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing. HuffPost
Cant the US Just Simply Invade? Officials Say Trump Pushed US Military
Overthrow in Venezuela. TruthOut
Liberal Partisan Politics Strengthen the Right Wing. TruthOut
Chomsky has a dark warning for smug liberals: November wins wont be enough
to rid ourselves of the fascism that gave rise to Trump. RawStory
Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages
and Rewards Them. Intercept
Democratic Party is such a mess What are we going to do? ... Ten experts
analyze the situation
The Democratic Party is a disaster. We have to start over. LA
Prins on the Banks That Run the World. TruthDig
by a Legacy of Hatred: Fear of ISISs Return in Iraq. CounterPoint
Drop All Remaining Charges Against Trump Inauguration Protesters After 'Epic Failure'
to Prove Wrongdoing. ... "The state failed at silencing dissent and today
our movement is stronger than it was on #J20." CommonDreams
EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler, Former Coal Lobbyist, Aims to Continue to Dismantle
EPA from Inside. DemocracyNow
labels declaration of independence as 'hate speech'. ... The website told a local
newspaper they violated its community guidelines by posting the original document.
Teresas charity sold babies: Indian police. RawStory
of JULY 6-8, 2018
Rule: The 1% vs. Democracy. By Paul Street - They Rule reflects on key political
questions raised by the Occupy movement, showing how similar questions have been
raised by previous generations of radical activists: who really owns and rules
the US? Does it matter that the nation is divided by stark class disparities and
a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few? Amazon
OF THE PRESS
Ever More Powerful Weapons Against Journalism. TruthDig
a Champion of Global Press Freedom. Freedom
Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers. Big
Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And 'Media Influencers'
Banned me for Documenting the Occupation Forward
Obama Administration and the Press.
Fans Accuse NPR of Taxpayer Funded Partisan Advocacy After It Tweets
Out the Declaration of Independence Again
It's the most wonderful time
of the year. Alternet
Lack of Civility in US Politics Comes From the Top, Donald Trump. BuzzFlash
Amesbury Mystery. Craig
Salazar Is Looking to Land the Next Blow Against the New York Democratic Machine.
why you dont have the right to believe whatever you want. RawStory
must pay thousands of dollars to be reunited with children taken from them. ...
"The government is creating impossible barriers and penalizing poverty."
Trumps inauguration money is a major part of Muellers Russia investigation.
.. Russia-tied donations and oligarch connections have drawn Muellers interest.
Founders Showed Greater Respect for Islam Than Trump and the Supreme Court. ...
As we celebrate July 4 and the founding moment, we do well to recall that Islam
has always been a part of America. The
Attack on Freedom: Hate-mongering Hillaryites Just Shooed Stephen Miller
Away From The Bird Feeder Where He Was Peacefully Enjoying Breakfast Go
May Not Agree With Everything Trump Says, But Its My Duty As An American
To Repeat All Of His Talking Points Basically Verbatim. Go
Solo Met Chewbacca After Clubbing Chewies Parents To Death And Stealing
Him As A Cub: Everything You Need To Know About Solo: A Star Wars Story
Film Examines Sexual Violence as a Feature of the Bakken (ND) Oil Boom. Intercept
Ultimate Deal Would Strip Palestinians of Their Human Dignity. CounterPunch
Chair Tom Perez on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs Upset Win & Obamas
Immigration Policies. DemocracyNow
Does not Perpetuate the Conflict, the Conflict Perpetuates UNRWA. ... In January,
without warning, Donald Trump declined to pay $305 million of his countrys
$365 million commitment to UNRWA. UNRWA, the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees,
remains $200 million short of the funds it needs to provide humanitarian services
for five million people, including 2/3 of the population of the Gaza Strip. .
Long Career Bailing Out Big Banks, Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Now Runs
Predatory Firm That Exploits the Poor for Profit. ... "Your economy, rigged
to redistribute wealth to the top." ... Geithner helps manage a lucrative
predatory lending outfit called Mariner Finance, which mass-mails loan checks
to low-income Americans, hides exorbitant interest rates in the fine print, and
quickly sues those who fail to repay the loan and interest in time. CommonDreams
is coming for us and women, as ever, will be first. ... Some women have
never had it so good. But across the world the misogynistic dystopia of The Handmaids
Tale is all too real. Guardian
just got a clear sign the trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst
any time. ... Climate change hits U.S. property values, new analysis finds. ThinkProgress
Anatomy of Trumpocracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky. ... With its spate of
right-wing rulings this week, the Supreme Court has paved the way for Donald Trump
and the Republican-dominated Congress to intensify their attacks on human rights,
workers and the countrys democratic institutions, dragging the US deeper
into the abyss. TruthOut/Chomsky
a Humanitarian Crisis: Texas Lawyer Describes Chaos, Terror of Family Separation
at Border. DemocracyNow
the North Korean Deal Crumbles, Donald Trumps Foreign Policy Looks Worse
Than Ever. TruthOut As the North Korean Deal Crumbles, Donald Trumps
Foreign Policy Looks Worse Than Ever. TruthOut
Need For Nato. ... NATO is a demonstrably useless institution. Its largest
ever active military deployment, for 12 years in Afghanistan, resulted in military
defeat throughout 80% of the country, the installation of a pocket regime whose
scrip does not run further than you can throw the scrip, and a vast outflow of
heroin to finance the criminal underworld throughout NATO countries. Craig
Schumer Is Already Bucking Demands to Fight for a Progressive Supreme Court. ...
Under his leadership, Democrats have quickly ceded their no-holds-barred demand.
judge rules Detroit children have no fundamental right to literacy.
... (Judge) Murphy argued that impact of illiteracy does not necessarily
make access to literacy a fundamental right. RawStory
College That Wants to Take Over Washington. ... Hillsdale College might be cozying
up to Trump, but its acolytes are playing the long game.
by Darkness: Here's Why Evangelicals Are Choosing Trump Over Jesus. ... Author
John identifies and lucidly explores three fundamental flaws in evangelical thinking
that have led them to embrace a leader who is wholly unfit by their own once-cherished
moral standards, in pursuit of ends they cannot possibly achieve restoring
1950s America via government action. AlterNet
social capitalism. ... Our current financial system is failing. Its
time to overturn corporate capitalism and let community systems flourish in its
news coverage linked to diminished support for Supreme Court. Journalist's
the Failed State. ... Our corporate coup détat in slow motion,
as the writer John Ralston Saul calls it, has opened a Pandoras box of evils
that is transforming America into a failed state. The unholy trinity of
corruption, impunity and violence, he said, can no longer be checked.
Trump really winning? The truth about the president's popularity. ... US voters
remain deeply skeptical of political polling, but Trumps approval rating
so far has been incredibly stable.
'Bernie Sanders' Wins in a Huge Historic Landslide With Mandate to Reshape the
Nation. ... AMLO is definitely the Bernie Sanders of Mexico. CommonDreams
Skirts International Law in Refusing to Reinstate Mexican American Studies.
an Easy Answer to Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won: Socialism. Intercept
Right Abandoned Civility a Long Time Ago
So why is it always the left thats
being told to pipe down? The
The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe. ... NATO and the United
States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous global
war on terrorism, have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two
NATO member states. Mint
Washington Post Really Really Hates Markets When It Means Higher Pay for Ordinary
Warning Congresswoman 'Be Careful,' Trump Has Yet to Denounce Lynching Threats
Made Against Maxine Waters. ... Highlighting attacks on Waters by the president
and right-wing media, one commentator said of the death threats: "This is
exactly what they wanted." CommonDreams
and Brown Governments Gory with Torture. Craig
that every pressing social issue is solved through civil discourse if you ignore
virtually all of human history.
Beef Addiction Has Contributed To Shocking New Deforestation Figures. ... Efforts
to deal with the crisis are like trying to put out a house fire with a.
Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life. ...Oil spill disaster
reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls
back conservation measures. Guardian
the Saudi-Qatari Rivalry Has Fueled the War in Syria. Intercept
'Stunning Indictment', ICE Officers Call for Own Agency to Be Dissolved Amid Growing
Outrage Over Immigration Policy. ... "It was never about crime. Never about
MS-13. Always just about hurting less privileged people of color. All at the expense
of actually protecting America." CommonDreams
Supreme Court, the Muslim Ban and Trump's Ugly Abyss of Racism. TruthDig
Trump Administration Is Reshaping the Country Under the Guise of National Security.
The Energy Sector Is Next. Intercept.
Ahmed charged with treason over Facebook comments? ... Comments about the
army on a Yorkshire teenager's Facebook page seem to be too much for the new 'total
supremacist propaganda on college campuses is soaring. ... There have been nearly
300 incidents in the last academic year alone. ThinkProgress
voices are frothing about a looming civil war. ...They apparently don't remember
how well it went for them last time.
Was there a link between Justice Kennedys retirement and a $1 billion
bank loan to Trump? RawStory
Democrats urge Pence to discuss Assange with Ecuador. NewsOK
House Bill Would Empower Donald Trump to Punish U.S. Companies that Boycott Israel.
seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'. ... Sea level rises are not
some distant threat; for many Americans they are very real. In an extract from
her chilling new book, Rising, Elizabeth Rush details how the US coastline will
be radically transformed in the coming years. Guardian