2018-08-14: News Headlines

Evan Malmgren, Salon (2018-08-14). Democratic Socialists of America-Backed Candidate Julia Salazar Is Challenging Silicon Valley with Her Ambitious Tech Agenda. alternet.org This state Senate candidate articulates an agenda that could help us catch up with technological changes in society. | Half a year ago, Doug Schifter was at his wits' end. The 61-year-old livery driver had seen a respectable livelihood gutted by deregulation and felt abandoned by his representatives. As ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft replaced a once-thriving industry with precarious and unprotected "gig" employment, he was pushed to w. . .

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-14). Court Stops North Carolina GOP From Stripping Candidate of Party Affiliation Just to Win Judicial Race. alternet.org All the eleventh-hour changes Republicans in North Carolina are making to election law continue to catch up to them. | On Monday, the North Carolina Wake County Superior Court blew up the Republican Party's latest attempt to change the ballot in their favor — and left them with a self-inflicted wound that stands to jeopardize their chances of holding onto a seat on the state Supreme Court. Judge Rebecca Holt decided to Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda. democracynow.org The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has repeatedly cut secret deals with al-Qaeda, even paying its fighters to retreat from towns or join the coalition, a bombshell Associated Press investigation has revealed. The AP probe accuses the United States of being aligned with al-Qaeda in the fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, despite claiming to be fighting the extremist group in the region. One senior tribal leader told the AP, "Al-Qaeda wasn't defeated. It didn't fight in the first place." We speak with Maggie Michael, one of the three reporters for the Associated Press who broke the story, headlined "U.S.

Timothy Denevi, Salon (2018-08-14). The Unite the Right 2 Rally Was a Failure — But American Fascism Is Not Dead. alternet.org Fascism in 2018 America is the opposite of our participatory democracy. | For Jason Kessler, the 34-year-old organizer of this weekend's Unite the Right 2 event — a white-supremacist gathering in Washington, D. C. , to mark the anniversary of last year's deadly rally in Charlottesville — things. . .

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."

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Historic Ruling Against Monsanto Finds Company Acted with "Malice" Against Groundskeeper with Cancer. democracynow.org California jurors have awarded $289 million in a historic verdict against Monsanto in the case of a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after using its weed killer, Roundup. We speak with Brent Wisner, the lead trial counsel for Dewayne Lee Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors say he is unlikely to live past 2020. Johnson's was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Filed in 2016, it was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his illness.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Headlines for August 14, 2018. democracynow.org Economists Fear Turkish Financial Crisis Could Spread, Thousands Attend Funeral of 40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike, Car Drives into Security Barrier at UK Parliament, Three Injured, Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill; Includes $21 Billion for Nuke Program, State of Virginia Confirms Immigrant Teenagers Were Strapped to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads, Stephen Miller's Uncle: My Nephew Is an "Immigration Hypocrite", U.N. Official: Trump's Attacks on Press Are "Very Close to Incitement to Violence", Firefighter Dies Battling Mendocino Complex Fire, DNC Lifts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Do…

Peter Koenig (2018-08-14). What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. mintpressnews.com Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want blood and 'regime change'. The consensus for war has once more worked. And the blood may flow. Instigated by outside forces, such as the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and USAID, which train and fund nationals clandestinely in-and outside the country where eventually they have to operate. They are commandeered by Washington and other western powers and act so as to blame the "non-obedient" governments, whose regime must be changed. They constitute part of the Fifth Column. | A Fifth Column is a…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). 40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Outrage Mounts Over U.S. Role in Airstrike on School Bus. democracynow.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 U.S.-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 U.S.-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…

Alberto Zuppi, Cesar Chelala (2018-08-14). Argentina at a Crossroads. counterpunch.org More>

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…

George Eliason (2018-08-14). Beyond The DNC — Leaks, Hacks, and Treason. mintpressnews.com People have been divided about the DNC hack-leak ever since the story began with the Chalupa-Isikoff article. These divisions run so deep they mark where people stand politically. Mutually exclusive positions range from whether or not Russians hacked the DNC or if the information was downloaded and then leaked, presumably by Seth Rich. All three are different positions. | This article culminates what I've learned about the hack-leak and the Information Operation surrounding this. It presents a much different perspective. | There were multiple DNC hacks. There is also clear proof supporting the download to a USB stick and subsequent information exchange (leak) to Wikileaks. All are separate events. | Here's what's different in the information I've compiled. | The group I previously identified as Fancy Bear was given access to request password privileges at the DNC. And it looks like the DNC…

Reese Erlich (2018-08-14). Foreign Correspondent: Afghanistan Has Become Trump's 'Failed Narco State'. progressive.org President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan.

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. More

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-14). Trump-Imitating GOP Candidate Who Killed His Own Mother Also Allegedly Threatened His Homeowners' Association President. alternet.org Bobby Wilson recently boasted about killing his mother. That's not the only violent altercation he has been in. | Bobby Wilson, a Republican candidate for Arizona State Senate, drew controversy at a Moms Demand Action event last month when he cited, as an example of "good guys" with guns, the time he fatal. . .

Bob Cesca, Salon (2018-08-14). Can Russia Actually Hack the 2018 Midterms Elections? alternet.org The evidence is troubling. | During this year's 26th annual DEFCON convention, a massive event organized by and for hackers, an 11-year-old girl was able to successfully hack into a ES&S M650 Optical Scan Tabulator, the machine used in Florida elections to tabulate votes, in just 10 minutes. Yeah. Sleep tight, America. Anyone who. . .

Celia Bottger (2018-08-14). Ireland dumps investments in fossil fuel companies. peoplesworld.org On Thursday, July 12th, a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic proved it was on the right side of history. | The Republic of Ireland passed a bill to divest its $370 million worth of investments in around 150 fossil fuel companies within five years. Should the bill pass the Irish Senate in September, which it is expected to do, Ireland will become the first country to fully divest from fossil fuels. | This action marks a huge step forward. | For years now, neighborhood climate activists have pressured cities, universities, and governments to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies. The idea is to defund and denounce the industry that contributes the most to climate change, funds climate denial, and prevents climate action. | With its divestment bill, Ireland will join a group of almost 900 cities, universities, and…

Walter Clemens (2018-08-14). Enough Already! Donald J. Trump Resignation Speech. counterpunch.org Draft TV address ghosted by Walter C. Clemens. In less than two years we have delivered amazingly on my campaign promises. We now have better borderland security; a stronger position in international trade; a more powerful military; reduced taxes; fewer government regulations; more choices for medical care; plus reduced tensions with North Korea and Russia and More

SouthFront (2018-08-14). Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018. mintpressnews.com This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. (2015-2018) | INTRODUCTION: | The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2015, Moscow has been employing its air power, military advisors and diplomatic resources to defeat a multitude of terrorist groups, to support the legitimate Syrian government, and to promote a peaceful dialogue across the country, thereby creating the framework for a diplomatic settlement of the conflict on the international and regional levels. | Russia's capabilities of providing military supplies to Syrian government forces and humanitarian aid to the local population, have both played an important role in establishing Russian forces as an influential and reputable power within Syria, which can play the role of a mediator among various factions on the…

Peter Korzun (2018-08-14). Caspian Sea Convention Signed to Open New Prospects for Region. mintpressnews.com Good news came on Aug.12 — the Caspian Sea Day marked since 2007 by littoral states. A final comprehensive open-ended agreement to solve a major international controversial issue was clinched in Aktau, Kazakhstan. Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan signed a convention on the Caspian Sea's legal status — the Caspian Sea Convention (CSC). Providing clear guidelines for the collective use of the Sea, it puts an end to the international dispute that has lasted more than two decades. The agreement will ease tensions in the region and pave the way for lucrative energy projects as well as more military cooperation between the Caspian states. | The seabed holds about 50 billion barrels of oil and nearly 9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas in proven or probable reserves, which cost trillions of US dollars. The final delimitation of the seabed…

Andrew Korybko (2018-08-14). The US' Rebuff of Russia's Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism. globalresearch.ca The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov asked his closest American counterpart Joseph Dunford to assist his country in jointly stabilizing Syria. | Reuters reported that the proposal …

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-08-14). Putin Wants Trump to Hand Over Three DHS Agents Who Are Investigating a Company Linked to the Don Jr Meeting. alternet.org He had a whole list of Americans he wanted to be turned over. | Lost in all the controversy over President Vladimir Putin asking Donald Trump to turn over former U. S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to Kremlin investigators for questioning — in return for access to Russian officials indic. . .

RT (2018-08-14). US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'. rt.com The full text of Congress' latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically — and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. |

wsws.org (2018-08-14). German Social Democrats launch xenophobic campaign about child benefits. wsws.org On the "Tagesthemen" TV news program, the SPD mayor ranted against EU nationals who were allegedly flocking to Germany to fraudulently obtain social welfare payments.

RT (2018-08-14). New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia. rt.com The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011. |

wsws.org (2018-08-14). Growing support for socialism in the United States. wsws.org A Gallup poll released yesterday found that, for the first time, more young people and Democratic-leaning voters have a favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.

Kate Aronoff (2018-08-13). DNC Pretends Respect for Workers Requires It to Take Corporate PAC Money From Big Oil. theintercept.com The workers that the DNC alleges to be looking out for would have been free to donate to Democrats even with the ban on fossil fuel dollars in place.

Dean Baker (2018-08-13). Fact-Checking the Fact-Checker on Medicare-for-All. counterpunch.org I see that Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact checker, is being pretty liberal in dishing out the Pinocchios over Democrats' claim that a study from a right-wing think tank found that a Medicare-for-all system would save $2 trillion over the course of the decade. Kessler's main complaints are that these savings assume that providers More

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nucle…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill With Over $21 Billion For Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uighurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela To Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-13). Lifelong Republican Explains Why Nunes Tape Was the Tipping Point for Him Voting Democrat: GOP's Only Goal Is 'to Defend the President'. alternet.org Paul Rosenzweig said the tape of Rep. Devin Nunes drains the GOP "of their moral authority. " | Paul Rosenzweig, a lifelong Republican who worked with Kenneth Starr during the investigation of Bill Clinton, on Monday said he will now vote for a Democrat in the presidential election, arguing a clip of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) voicing the need to protect Donald Trump proves the party "no longer deserves [his] support. "In a tape released. . .

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Interior Sec. Zinke Blames "Radical Environmentalists," Not Climate Change, as 100+ Wildfires Rage. democracynow.org As more than 100 fires rage in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed "radical environmentalists" for the fires. "Most Americans get it, that climate change is no longer something we can just wish away with this administration," responds Joel Clement, who served as director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until July of 2017 and worked at the Interior Department for seven years. We also speak with Ben Lefebvre, an energy reporter for Politico who has done a series of stories…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Meet the Two Protesters Who Confronted Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke over Corruption & Climate Change. democracynow.org We go to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to speak with Sallie Holmes and Jesse Brucato, who interrupted a speech by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday. Zinke has faced 14 federal misconduct investigations since joining President Trump's cabinet. The protesters asked Zinke about his alleged ethical lapses and questioned why he refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the wildfires raging across the western United States. We are also joined by Politico reporter Ben Lefebvre, who broke the stories linking Zinke to a real estate deal with energy giant Halliburton's chairperson David Lesar.

Steve Sweeney (2018-08-13). Huge protests against Israel's racist 'apartheid' law rock Tel Aviv. peoplesworld.org More than 100,000 Arabs and Jews demonstrated in a show of unity against the recently passed "racist" nation-state law in Tel Aviv on Saturday, the second large protest in eight days. | Protesters waved Israeli and Palestinian flags demanding the resignation of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as the crowds called for the "fascist laws" to be scrapped saying: "We are all brothers. Jews and Arabs refuse to be divided." | Saturday's demonstration was organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee and was backed by a broad range of organizations, including the Hadash-Communist Party of Israel, the Coalition Against Racism in Israel, and Koah La'Ovdim Worker's Union. | More than 300 buses brought people from cities including Haifa and Nazareth with organizers saying "buses of Arabs are coming in droves," mocking Netanyahu's infamous race-baiting during the 2015 Israeli general election. | Anger is…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path. therealnews.com At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú's Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-13). 'Too Big to Fail': Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack. consortiumnews.com One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism, comments Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence… Read more →

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

Staff (2018-08-13). FBI Fires Peter Strzok in Wake of Anti-Trump Text Messages. truthdig.com The longtime agent, removed from the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation when the messages were discovered, had defended himself in a combative House hearing. His lawyer says the firing was due to political pressure.

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-13). Iran, Russia And 3 Other Nations Settle Decades-Long Dispute Over Caspian Sea. iranian.com Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects. However, the delimitation of the seabed — which has caused most disputes — will require additional agreements between littoral […]

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-08-13). Is Israel Preparing A War On Hezbollah In Lebanon? Would Russia Expand Its Presence To South Lebanon? iranian.com Tension is silently mounting between Israel and Hezbollah on the Lebanese border, where frenetic preparations are taking place, under the watchful eyes of both belligerents. There is an unusual state of alert, yet hardly visible to the naked eye: Israel is increasing its patrols on the borders, rising the deployment of officers and soldiers in […]

RT (2018-08-13). Hacker kids poke hole in MSM narrative that it's Russians who are the US election threat. rt.com Ahead of the US midterms in November, the MSM has talked at length about a Russian hacking threat. Meanwhile, a competition in Las Vegas shows that when it comes to interfering with a US election, even a child can do it.

RT (2018-08-13). FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes. rt.com FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton's private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Progressive Democrat Mike Siegel Challenges Wealthy Right-Wing Rep. Mike McCaul in Texas. therealnews.com We speak to Austin City attorney Mike Siegel, who took Texas to court to stop the "anti-immigrant" show me your papers law. He is running a strong campaign against Republican incumbent Mike McCaul in 10th Congressional district

Andrew Levine (2018-08-12). No Attack On Iran, Yet. iranian.com Donald Trump is in enough trouble, legally and politically, to need a war — or so one would think. Sanctions just don't cut it. He has a serviceable enemy at hand too, Iran. American elites have long had it in for the Islamic Republic. They have many reasons, but high on the list is a […]

Catherine Shakdam (2018-08-12). Nuclear Deal: Is The MEK Playing Into Anti-Iranian Sentiments? iranian.com Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Library in July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing critique of Iran and its policies — a knee-jerk reaction, one could argue, to Washington's debacle in both Iraq and Syria. If America's distaste for the Islamic Republic has always run deep, Washington's grandstanding on national security and […]

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-08-12). Russia, China Nearing Alliance Conditions. iranian.com The Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi is visiting Moscow on August 14-17 at the invitation of the secretary of the Russian national security council, Nikolai Patrushev to participate in the 14th round of Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic stability. The forthcoming event in Moscow will be closely watched since the two countries are fast nearing a situation […]

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Russiagate has deepened the partnership between Washington and Silicon Valley, and leftist websites are among the first casualties. After falsely accusing an anti-white supremacist rally event page of being a fake, Facebook shut down the page of VenezuelaAnalysis.com for several hours without explanation. We speak to VA founder and TRNN host Greg Wilpert, as well…

Sputnik News (2018-08-12). Iran To Receive Second Batch Of Enriched Uranium For Tehran Nuclear Reactor. iranian.com Iran will soon receive a second batch of 20 percent-enriched uranium which has been kept in Russia under the nuclear deal and now will be used at the Tehran nuclear reactor, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman, said on Saturday. [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nder the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) […]

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights "the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley."

RT (2018-08-12). Democrats hire 'battle station organizers' to shape midterm elections public debate. rt.com The Democratic Party in the US is making an effort to use social media in its favor ahead of midterms, using those tactics it claimed 'Russian trolls' used during the 2016 elections, leading the party to lose.

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Democratic Socialists of America-Backed Candidate Julia Salazar Is Challenging Silicon Valley with Her Ambitious Tech Agenda
Evan Malmgren, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
This state Senate candidate articulates an agenda that could help us catch up with technological changes in society. | Half a year ago, Doug Schifter was at his wits' end. The 61-year-old livery driver had seen a respectable livelihood gutted by deregulation and felt abandoned by his representatives. As ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft replaced a once-thriving industry with precarious and unprotected "gig" employment, he was pushed to w. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/democratic-socialists-america-backed-candidate-julia-salazar-challenging-silicon

Historic Ruling Against Monsanto Finds Company Acted with "Malice" Against Groundskeeper with Cancer
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-14
California jurors have awarded $289 million in a historic verdict against Monsanto in the case of a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after using its weed killer, Roundup. We speak with Brent Wisner, the lead trial counsel for Dewayne Lee Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors say he is unlikely to live past 2020. Johnson's was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Filed in 2016, it was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his illness.
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/historic_ruling_against_monsanto_finds_company

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."
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/how_monsanto_plants_stories_suppresses_science

What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador
Peter Koenig | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want blood and 'regime change'. The consensus for war has once more worked. And the blood may flow. Instigated by outside forces, such as the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and USAID, which train and fund nationals clandestinely in-and outside the country where eventually they have to operate. They are commandeered by Washington and other western powers and act so as to blame the "non-obedient" governments, whose regime must be changed. They constitute part of the Fifth Column. | A Fifth Column is a…
mintpressnews.com/really-happens-nicaragua-venezuela-ecuador/247643/

The Unite the Right 2 Rally Was a Failure — But American Fascism Is Not Dead
Timothy Denevi, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
Fascism in 2018 America is the opposite of our participatory democracy. | For Jason Kessler, the 34-year-old organizer of this weekend's Unite the Right 2 event — a white-supremacist gathering in Washington, D. C. , to mark the anniversary of last year's deadly rally in Charlottesville — things. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/unite-right-2-rally-was-failure-american-fascism-not-dead

AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-14
The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has repeatedly cut secret deals with al-Qaeda, even paying its fighters to retreat from towns or join the coalition, a bombshell Associated Press investigation has revealed. The AP probe accuses the United States of being aligned with al-Qaeda in the fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, despite claiming to be fighting the extremist group in the region. One senior tribal leader told the AP, "Al-Qaeda wasn't defeated. It didn't fight in the first place." We speak with Maggie Michael, one of the three reporters for the Associated Press who broke the story, headlined "U.S.
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/ap_investigation_behind_the_scenes_in

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…
peoplesworld.org/article/connecticut-primary-teacher-of-the-year-campaigns-for-congress/

40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Outrage Mounts Over U.S. Role in Airstrike on School Bus
Democracy Now! | democracynow.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 U.S.-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 U.S.-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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/40_yemeni_children_dead_by_a

Beyond The DNC — Leaks, Hacks, and Treason
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
People have been divided about the DNC hack-leak ever since the story began with the Chalupa-Isikoff article. These divisions run so deep they mark where people stand politically. Mutually exclusive positions range from whether or not Russians hacked the DNC or if the information was downloaded and then leaked, presumably by Seth Rich. All three are different positions. | This article culminates what I've learned about the hack-leak and the Information Operation surrounding this. It presents a much different perspective. | There were multiple DNC hacks. There is also clear proof supporting the download to a USB stick and subsequent information exchange (leak) to Wikileaks. All are separate events. | Here's what's different in the information I've compiled. | The group I previously identified as Fancy Bear was given access to request password privileges at the DNC. And it looks like the DNC…
mintpressnews.com/beyond-the-dnc-leaks-hacks-and-treason/247674/

Can Russia Actually Hack the 2018 Midterms Elections?
Bob Cesca, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
The evidence is troubling. | During this year's 26th annual DEFCON convention, a massive event organized by and for hackers, an 11-year-old girl was able to successfully hack into a ES&S M650 Optical Scan Tabulator, the machine used in Florida elections to tabulate votes, in just 10 minutes. Yeah. Sleep tight, America. Anyone who. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/can-russia-actually-hack-2018-midterms-elections

Foreign Correspondent: Afghanistan Has Become Trump's 'Failed Narco State'
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-08-14
President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan.
progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-afghanistan-trump-180814/

On Taking on the Mobilized Capitalist Class in Elections: an Interview With Noam Chomsky
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-14
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.
counterpunch.org/2018/08/14/on-taking-on-the-mobilized-capitalist-class-in-elections-an-interview-with-noam-chomsky/

Ireland dumps investments in fossil fuel companies
Celia Bottger | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-14
On Thursday, July 12th, a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic proved it was on the right side of history. | The Republic of Ireland passed a bill to divest its $370 million worth of investments in around 150 fossil fuel companies within five years. Should the bill pass the Irish Senate in September, which it is expected to do, Ireland will become the first country to fully divest from fossil fuels. | This action marks a huge step forward. | For years now, neighborhood climate activists have pressured cities, universities, and governments to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies. The idea is to defund and denounce the industry that contributes the most to climate change, funds climate denial, and prevents climate action. | With its divestment bill, Ireland will join a group of almost 900 cities, universities, and…
peoplesworld.org/article/ireland-dumps-investments-in-fossil-fuel-companies/

Trump-Imitating GOP Candidate Who Killed His Own Mother Also Allegedly Threatened His Homeowners' Association President
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
Bobby Wilson recently boasted about killing his mother. That's not the only violent altercation he has been in. | Bobby Wilson, a Republican candidate for Arizona State Senate, drew controversy at a Moms Demand Action event last month when he cited, as an example of "good guys" with guns, the time he fatal. . .
alternet.org/gop-candidate-bobby-wilson-threatened-his-hoa-president

Caspian Sea Convention Signed to Open New Prospects for Region
Peter Korzun | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
Good news came on Aug.12 — the Caspian Sea Day marked since 2007 by littoral states. A final comprehensive open-ended agreement to solve a major international controversial issue was clinched in Aktau, Kazakhstan. Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan signed a convention on the Caspian Sea's legal status — the Caspian Sea Convention (CSC). Providing clear guidelines for the collective use of the Sea, it puts an end to the international dispute that has lasted more than two decades. The agreement will ease tensions in the region and pave the way for lucrative energy projects as well as more military cooperation between the Caspian states. | The seabed holds about 50 billion barrels of oil and nearly 9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas in proven or probable reserves, which cost trillions of US dollars. The final delimitation of the seabed…
mintpressnews.com/caspian-sea-convention/247676/

Putin Wants Trump to Hand Over Three DHS Agents Who Are Investigating a Company Linked to the Don Jr Meeting
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
He had a whole list of Americans he wanted to be turned over. | Lost in all the controversy over President Vladimir Putin asking Donald Trump to turn over former U. S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to Kremlin investigators for questioning — in return for access to Russian officials indic. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/putin-wants-trump-hand-over-three-dhs-agents-who-are-investigating-company-linked

Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. (2015-2018) | INTRODUCTION: | The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2015, Moscow has been employing its air power, military advisors and diplomatic resources to defeat a multitude of terrorist groups, to support the legitimate Syrian government, and to promote a peaceful dialogue across the country, thereby creating the framework for a diplomatic settlement of the conflict on the international and regional levels. | Russia's capabilities of providing military supplies to Syrian government forces and humanitarian aid to the local population, have both played an important role in establishing Russian forces as an influential and reputable power within Syria, which can play the role of a mediator among various factions on the…
mintpressnews.com/russia-in-syria/247628/

Enough Already! Donald J. Trump Resignation Speech
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-14
Draft TV address ghosted by Walter C. Clemens. In less than two years we have delivered amazingly on my campaign promises. We now have better borderland security; a stronger position in international trade; a more powerful military; reduced taxes; fewer government regulations; more choices for medical care; plus reduced tensions with North Korea and Russia and…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/14/enough-already-donald-j-trump-resignation-speech/

The US' Rebuff of Russia's Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov asked his closest American counterpart Joseph Dunford to assist his country in jointly stabilizing Syria. | Reuters reported that the proposal …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-rebuff-of-russias-cooperation-request-in-syria-shows-its-cynicism/5650531

US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-14
The full text of Congress' latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically — and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism.
rt.com/usa/435949-congress-bill-russia-sanctions-graham/

Growing support for socialism in the United States
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-14
A Gallup poll released yesterday found that, for the first time, more young people and Democratic-leaning voters have a favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/14/grow-a14.html

German Social Democrats launch xenophobic campaign about child benefits
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-14
On the "Tagesthemen" TV news program, the SPD mayor ranted against EU nationals who were allegedly flocking to Germany to fraudulently obtain social welfare payments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/14/germ-a14.html

New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-14
The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011.
rt.com/usa/435878-new-start-open-skies-ndaa/

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checker on Medicare-for-All
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-13
I see that Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact checker, is being pretty liberal in dishing out the Pinocchios over Democrats' claim that a study from a right-wing think tank found that a Medicare-for-all system would save $2 trillion over the course of the decade. Kessler's main complaints are that these savings assume that providers…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/13/fact-checking-the-fact-checker-on-medicare-for-all/

DNC Pretends Respect for Workers Requires It to Take Corporate PAC Money From Big Oil
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2018-08-13
The workers that the DNC alleges to be looking out for would have been free to donate to Democrats even with the ban on fossil fuel dollars in place. | The post DNC Pretends Respect for Workers Requires It to Take Corporate PAC Money From Big Oil appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/08/13/dnc-fossil-fuel-donations-climate-change/

Lifelong Republican Explains Why Nunes Tape Was the Tipping Point for Him Voting Democrat: GOP's Only Goal Is 'to Defend the President'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-13
Paul Rosenzweig said the tape of Rep. Devin Nunes drains the GOP "of their moral authority. " | Paul Rosenzweig, a lifelong Republican who worked with Kenneth Starr during the investigation of Bill Clinton, on Monday said he will now vote for a Democrat in the presidential election, arguing a clip of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) voicing the need to protect Donald Trump proves the party "no longer deserves [his] support. "In a tape released. . .
alternet.org/lifelong-republican-explains-why-nunes-tape-was-tipping-point-him-voting-democrat-gops-only-goal

Interior Sec. Zinke Blames "Radical Environmentalists," Not Climate Change, as 100+ Wildfires Rage
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-13
As more than 100 fires rage in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed "radical environmentalists" for the fires. "Most Americans get it, that climate change is no longer something we can just wish away with this administration," responds Joel Clement, who served as director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until July of 2017 and worked at the Interior Department for seven years. We also speak with Ben Lefebvre, an energy reporter for Politico who has done a series of stories…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/13/interior_sec_zinke_blames_radical_environmentalists_not

Meet the Two Protesters Who Confronted Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke over Corruption & Climate Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-13
We go to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to speak with Sallie Holmes and Jesse Brucato, who interrupted a speech by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday. Zinke has faced 14 federal misconduct investigations since joining President Trump's cabinet. The protesters asked Zinke about his alleged ethical lapses and questioned why he refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the wildfires raging across the western United States. We are also joined by Politico reporter Ben Lefebvre, who broke the stories linking Zinke to a real estate deal with energy giant Halliburton's chairperson David Lesar.
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/13/meet_the_two_protesters_who_confronted

Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-13
Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nucle…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/13/former_iranian_ambassador_trump_s_re

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú's Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance | The post As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/as-europe-goes-right-some-cities-take-a-different-path

'Too Big to Fail': Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-13
One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism, comments Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/13/too-big-to-fail-russia-gate-one-year-after-vips-showed-a-leak-not-a-hack/

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

Huge protests against Israel's racist 'apartheid' law rock Tel Aviv
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-13
More than 100,000 Arabs and Jews demonstrated in a show of unity against the recently passed "racist" nation-state law in Tel Aviv on Saturday, the second large protest in eight days. | Protesters waved Israeli and Palestinian flags demanding the resignation of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as the crowds called for the "fascist laws" to be scrapped saying: "We are all brothers. Jews and Arabs refuse to be divided." | Saturday's demonstration was organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee and was backed by a broad range of organizations, including the Hadash-Communist Party of Israel, the Coalition Against Racism in Israel, and Koah La'Ovdim Worker's Union. | More than 300 buses brought people from cities including Haifa and Nazareth with organizers saying "buses of Arabs are coming in droves," mocking Netanyahu's infamous race-baiting during the 2015 Israeli general election. | Anger is…
peoplesworld.org/article/huge-protests-against-israels-racist-apartheid-law-rock-tel-aviv/

Is Israel Preparing A War On Hezbollah In Lebanon? Would Russia Expand Its Presence To South Lebanon?
Elijah J. Magnier | iranian.com | 2018-08-13
Tension is silently mounting between Israel and Hezbollah on the Lebanese border, where frenetic preparations are taking place, under the watchful eyes of both belligerents. There is an unusual state of alert, yet hardly visible to the naked eye: Israel is increasing its patrols on the borders, rising the deployment of officers and soldiers in […] | The post Is Israel Preparing A War On Hezbollah In Lebanon? Would Russia Expand Its Presence To South Lebanon? appeared first on …
iranian.com/2018/08/13/israel-preparing-war-hezbollah/

Iran, Russia And 3 Other Nations Settle Decades-Long Dispute Over Caspian Sea
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-13
Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects. However, the delimitation of the seabed — which has caused most disputes — will require additional agreements between littoral […] | The post Iran, Russia And 3 Other Nations Settle Decades-Long Dispute Over Caspian Sea appeared first on The Ira…
iranian.com/2018/08/12/iran-russia-caspian-sea-dispute/

FBI Fires Peter Strzok in Wake of Anti-Trump Text Messages
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-13
The longtime agent, removed from the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation when the messages were discovered, had defended himself in a combative House hearing. His lawyer says the firing was due to political pressure. | The post FBI Fires Peter Strzok in Wake of Anti-Trump Text Messages appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/fbi-fires-peter-strzok-in-wake-of-anti-trump-text-messages/

Hacker kids poke hole in MSM narrative that it's Russians who are the US election threat
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-13
Ahead of the US midterms in November, the MSM has talked at length about a Russian hacking threat. Meanwhile, a competition in Las Vegas shows that when it comes to interfering with a US election, even a child can do it.
rt.com/usa/435824-us-midterms-hacking-children/

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-13
FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton's private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said.
rt.com/usa/435850-fbi-fires-peter-strzok/

Progressive Democrat Mike Siegel Challenges Wealthy Right-Wing Rep. Mike McCaul in Texas
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-12
We speak to Austin City attorney Mike Siegel, who took Texas to court to stop the "anti-immigrant" show me your papers law. He is running a strong campaign against Republican incumbent Mike McCaul in 10th Congressional district | The post Progressive Democrat Mike Siegel Challenges Wealthy Right-Wing Rep. Mike McCaul in Texas appeared fir…
therealnews.com/stories/progressive-democrat-mike-siegel-challenges-wealthy-right-wing-rep-mike-mccaul-in-texas

Nuclear Deal: Is The MEK Playing Into Anti-Iranian Sentiments?
Catherine Shakdam | iranian.com | 2018-08-12
Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Library in July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing critique of Iran and its policies — a knee-jerk reaction, one could argue, to Washington's debacle in both Iraq and Syria. If America's distaste for the Islamic Republic has always run deep, Washington's grandstanding on national security and […] | The post Nuclear Deal: Is The MEK Playing Into Anti-Iranian Sentiments? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/11/mek-anti-iranian/

Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-12
From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights "the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley." | The post Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank A…
therealnews.com/stories/facebook-taps-militarist-think-tank-atlantic-council-to-police-its-content-pt-1-2

Iran To Receive Second Batch Of Enriched Uranium For Tehran Nuclear Reactor
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-08-12
Iran will soon receive a second batch of 20 percent-enriched uranium which has been kept in Russia under the nuclear deal and now will be used at the Tehran nuclear reactor, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman, said on Saturday. [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nder the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) […] | The post Iran To Receive Second Batch Of Enriched Uranium For Tehran Nuclear Reactor appeared first on The Iranian…
iranian.com/2018/08/12/iran-nuclear-reactor/

Russia, China Nearing Alliance Conditions
M. K. Bhadrakumar | iranian.com | 2018-08-12
The Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi is visiting Moscow on August 14-17 at the invitation of the secretary of the Russian national security council, Nikolai Patrushev to participate in the 14th round of Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic stability. The forthcoming event in Moscow will be closely watched since the two countries are fast nearing a situation […] | The post Russia, China Nearing Alliance Conditions appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/12/russia-china-alliance/

Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites (Pt 2/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-12
Russiagate has deepened the partnership between Washington and Silicon Valley, and leftist websites are among the first casualties. After falsely accusing an anti-white supremacist rally event page of being a fake, Facebook shut down the page of VenezuelaAnalysis.com for several hours without explanation. We speak to VA founder and TRNN host Greg Wilpert, as well… | The post
therealnews.com/stories/russiagate-frenzy-targets-leftist-sites-pt-2-2

Democrats hire 'battle station organizers' to shape midterm elections public debate
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-12
The Democratic Party in the US is making an effort to use social media in its favor ahead of midterms, using those tactics it claimed 'Russian trolls' used during the 2016 elections, leading the party to lose.
rt.com/usa/435796-dccc-bots-software-propaganda/

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

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

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-11
The election of Imran Khan as Pakistan's new president further underscores America's futile military strategy in the region, argues Graham Fuller. By Graham Fuller A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/10/election-results-could-be-good-for-pakistan-bad-for-us/

Virginia GOP senate candidate relieved Michigan didn't vote for 'far left ISIS commie' for governor
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-11
Michigan nearly elected an ISIS-loving communist as its next governor, according to a GOP senate candidate, who offered up his illuminating analysis after a liberal Muslim lost the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary.
rt.com/usa/435696-isis-commie-el-sayed-stewart/

'Spineless': Furious democrats denounce DNC vote to reverse ban on fossil fuel donations
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-11
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has overwhelmingly elected to backtrack on its ban on donations from fossil fuel companies, just two months after the committee prohibited the donations, by unanimous vote.
rt.com/usa/435742-dnc-fossil-fuel-donations/