2018-07-11: Social Media Postees

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Arming Teachers
Basma Ismail | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-11
On May 22nd, 2014, Donald Trump announced to the world via his Twitter account that Hillary Clinton accused him of wanting to bring guns into classrooms. Almost four years later, Trump tried to convince us that arming teachers while on school grounds is the answer to school shootings and massacres. With the lack of laws…
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Why the Democrats Are Also to Blame for Brett Kavanaugh
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-11
"I'm open to voting yes. I'm open to voting no." — Sen. Doug Jones (Democrat, Alabama) It's as if a horror film is playing right before our very eyes, except this time there are no redeeming characters swooping in to save us. We face a constitutional Armageddon and the do-nothing Democrats are just as much to…
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Trump's Supreme Court: Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-11
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushes the Supreme Court towards defending a far-right corporate state, says Henry A. Giroux the author of 'American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism' | The post Trump's Supreme Court: Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The Wisdom of Serpents
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-11
I keep watching the ways in which people, left leaning liberals anyway, and even some I thought were leftists, fall over themselves to believe in the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez victory. Now, I don't believe, I should make clear. But I find what is interesting is the ways in which this story became a kind of fairy tale and found traction. First, it's New York. If this occurs in Port Huron or Tampa or Bakersfield — there is no story. Secondly, this woman came out of the Democratic Party machine, out of Ted Kennedy's office and Bernie Sanders campaign. Does that not tell you something?
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Chicken Games and Rotten Eggs in Germany
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-11
Germany's politicians played the chicken game last week, testing which party, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union or its Bavarian "sister party", Horst Seehofer's Christian Social Union, would be the first to swerve. When new parties were founded after World War II, Bavaria, Germany's biggest and most locally patriotic state, wanted to save its own very…
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Mutiny on their knees: The Democratic Party's phony opposition to the Kavanaugh nomination
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-11
Despite public posturing, Senate Democrats have no intention of conducting any serious struggle against the confirmation of reactionary federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
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Nicaragua sees bloodiest clashes yet after months of protest
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-11
Sandinista President Daniel Ortega publicly rejected calls for early elections as security forces and armed government supporters forcibly dismantled protesters' barricades.
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On Draymond Green's 'Friends of the IDF' Sponsored Trip to Israel
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-07-10
On Draymond Green's 'Friends of the IDF' Sponsored Trip to Israel appeared first on The Nation.
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'Elections Have Consequences': Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination Is a Harsh Reminder That Obama Was Right
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
The events of the last year-and-a-half demonstrate the moral and logical fallacies of throwing away one's vote. | President Donald Trump has named Brett Kavanaugh, a judge from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to be his second Supreme Court nominee. Like Trump's first pick Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh is a man who is likely to push the court to the right on issues like abortion, gay rights, consumer rights and environmental protection. In other words, this is exactly the type of nightmare scenario that liberals feared when Trump was elected to the White House. As a result, it's time for the progressives who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 to acknowledge an uncomfortable truth: All of the horrors unleashed by Trump are very much your fault. There is abundant evidence that Clinton would have won. . .
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Vows of Resistance as Trump Nominates Narrow-Minded Elitist to the Supreme Court
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-07-10
After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, " relishing the suspense," the president finally revealed DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment. | This will be a tough fight to #StopKavanaugh and #SaveSCOTUS, but it isn't impossible. We need to use every tool at our disposal to block Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. Here's how you can take action this week: t.co/yFAa2U7W0Q pic.twitter.com/Ds0Yaq1VYd | — Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) July 10, 2018 | "If Trump successfully installs Brett Kavanaugh," warned Indivisible Project co-founder Ezra Levin, "Trumpism will infect the court for a generation. The stakes are no less…
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Christian Broadcaster Claims Democrats Will Go on Killing Spree Against Republicans in Deranged Rant
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
"At what point do you charge the Democratic Party with being a terrorist organization? " he asked. | Christian broadcaster Rick Wiles, a popular apocalyptic commentator akin to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, went on a deranged rant Tuesday and told his viewers that Democrats are going to begin murdering Republicans. "At what point do you charge the Democratic Party with being a terrorist organization? " Wiles asked. "They're willing to do anything and killing is the next thing that they'll do," he said, adding, "The Democrats started the first Civil War to protect slavery. The Democrats will start the second Civil War to protect abortion. "He called Democrats "fanatical baby killers" before adding: "They're crazy. They're demonic. ""They're going to kill Republicans and by 2020, on election day," Wiles concluded. "they're going to kill Republican voters, they're going to block Republicans from voting. "Wiles also inaccurately claimed that Democrats. . .
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Emotions High as Kavanaugh Begins Fight for Confirmation
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-10
WASHINGTON — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this fall's elections. | Kavanaugh is a favorite of the GOP legal establishment, and his arrival as President Donald Trump's nominee was greeted on Capitol Hill with praise from Republicans and skepticism from Democrats. There were also pledges of open minds by key senators whose votes will most likely determine the outcome. | Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called Kavanagh "one of the most thoughtful jurists" in the country but warned of an onslaught of "fear mongering" from liberal groups trying to derail the nomination. He said it was clear that many Democrats "didn't care who the nominee was…
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Progressives Vow to #StopKavanaugh After Trump Nominates 'Narrow-Minded Elitist Who Would Favor Wealthy and Powerful' to Supreme Court
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
"Any senator–Democrat or Republican–who votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh is knowingly voting to overturn Roe v. Wade, undermine our civil rights, and supercharge Republican efforts to suppress the vote. " | After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing U. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, " relishing the suspense," the president finally revealed D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment. "If Trump successfully installs Brett Kavanaugh," warned Indivisible Project co-founder Ezra Levin, "Trumpism will infect the court for a generation. The stakes are no less than the fate of Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ rights, and our democratic institutions. ""Three Democratic senators–Heitkamp, Manchin, and Donnelly–voted for Trump's last. . .
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Progressive Insurgents Are Propelling Democrats Into the Future
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-07-10
Progressive Insurgents Are Propelling Democrats Into the Future appeared first on The Nation.
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MSNBC Just Proved Glenn Greenwald's Point About MSNBC
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-10
Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on "fake news." A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance, who has a massive following on Twitter, and others. | Greenwald wrote an article at The Intercept on what unfolded. Specifically, he highlighted how Nance's statement that he showed his "true colors as an agent of [Donald] Trump and Moscow" was uttered as if it is a fact. | Nance "informed" his 423,000 followers that he "helped Snowden defect, covers for WikiLeaks' attack on democracy, and shills for Fox News" because he is deep in the pocket of the Kremlin. | The crucial point Greenwald made was that MSNBC actively encourages "its…
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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan implicated in sexual abuse at Ohio State University
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-10
Sexual assault. Scandal. Corruption. Denial. Since the start of 2018, those words have been synonymous with Republican and Democratic elected officials, the Scumbag-in-Chief Donald Trump, and university athletic departments. We can now add Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Ohio State University to that ever-growing list of sexual assault deniers. Last week, several former Ohio State …
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Hardcore Hitler on Hitler in Helsinki
CJ Hopkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-10
Here it comes, the moment we've been waiting for, when Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki to officially launch the Destruction of Democracy, and very possibly the Apocalypse itself. That's right, folks, once again, it appears we're looking at the end of everything, because according to the corporate media, on July 16, 2018, Trump is…
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Life After Roe v. Wade: Here's What a Post-Roe America Would Look Like
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
Overturning Roe v. Wade would most definitely give individual states the right to outlaw abortion at the state level. | Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts hit the nail on the head last night when–after learning that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be President Donald Trump's second nominee for the U. S. Supreme Court–she asserted, in an e-mail, "Make no mistake: Brett Kavanaugh was chosen because conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. " Bingo. There are many right-to-privacy Supreme Court decisions that the Christian Right would love to see overturned, from 1965's Griswold v. Connecticut (which struck down a Connecticut law forbidding the sale or use of contraceptives among married couples) to 2003's Lawrence v. Texas (which declared a Texas sodomy law unconstitutional and was a major victory for gay rights). And with Kavanaugh likely to be confirmed by U. S. Senate,. . .
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Has Democratic Socialism a Future in American Politics?
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-10
Recently, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an obscure, upfront democratic socialist from the Bronx, easily defeated one of the most powerful U.S. Congressmen in the Democratic primary, the story became an overnight sensation. How, the pundits wondered, could this upset have occurred? Actually, it shouldn't have been a total surprise for, in recent years, democratic socialism…
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Here's What You Need to Know About Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-10
"Any senator–Democrat or Republican–who votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh is knowingly voting to overturn Roe v. Wade, undermine our civil rights, and supercharge Republican efforts to suppress the vote." | The post Here's What You Need to Know About Trump's Supreme Court Nominee appeared first on MintPress News.
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'They've Been Doing This Massive, Anti-Democratic Model of Education Reform'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-07-10
Janine Jackson interviewed Wayne Au about the failure of Bill Gates' educational initiatives for the July 6, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Secret US 2006 Government Document Reveals Plan to Destabilize Syria by Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections
Brandon Turbeville | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-10
As the Syrian government makes massive gains across the country, many are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Western destabilization and attempt to destroy the secular government of Syria by the United States …
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CNN Host Corners Deputy Press Secretary Over Report Kennedy Received Assurances Trump Would Nominate Kavanaugh
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
The anchor was not letting him escape this one. | In an interview with CNN host John Berman, White House spokesperson Raj Shah refused to address a report that President Donald Trump and the White House convinced Supreme Court Justice Anthony to retire by promising to replace him with protege Brett Kavanaugh. Early Tuesday morning, NBC reported that Kennedy had been in negotiations "for months" with the outgoing justice stating, "Once Kennedy received assurances that it would be Kavanaugh (his former law clerk) Kennedy felt comfortable retiring. "Confronted with the accusation by Berman, Shah repeatedly side-stepped the question, instead giving a boilerplate explanation about Kavanaugh's qualifications. "In the selection process, did President Trump speak to outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy at all about Judge Kavanaugh prior to the nomination? " Berman asked. "The president did speak with Justice Kennedy yesterday to inform him of his choice," Shah. . .
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'Disaster for Internet Freedom': Trump Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Despises Net Neutrality and Loves Mass Surveillance
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
Advocacy groups are warning about the 53-year-old judge's already-established record | In addition to the mountain of much-discussed reasons the American public should be alarmed by President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh–from his anti-abortion views to his past opinions favoring the interests of big polluters–advocacy groups are warning that the 53-year-old judge's established record of hostility to net neutrality and support for mass surveillance shows that his confirmation would spell " disaster for internet freedom. ""Trump's SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh is an enemy of net neutrality and has sided with big cable companies in the lower courts," noted Demand Progress on Twitter following Trump's official selection of Kavanaugh Monday night, citing his previous argument that net neutrality rules violate the free speech of internet service providers. Trump's SCOTUS pick #BrettKavanaugh is an enemy of #NetNeutrality and has. . .
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Future of Brexit
Karsten Riise | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-10
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Possible UK scenarios | The weakness of Ms. May and the Conservative party can surely lead to a Labour victory in any snap election — but the UK has no time, not …
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Trump Refuses to Call Putin a Foe: 'I Really Can't Say Right Now'
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
"As far as I'm concerned, a competitor. " | As he heads to Europe on a week-long trip that will culminate in a meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Trump was asked point-blank how he views the Russian president who attacked America during the 2016 U. S. elections. Trump's response does not engender confidence in what he himself calls "America first. "Bloomberg News' White House Correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted this photo and the text of the exchange as Trump prepared to leave D. C. PRESS: Is Putin a friend or foe? | TRUMP: "Uh, I really can't say right now. As far as I'm concerned, a competitor. A competitor. " | Trump was speaking to reporters on south lawn before leaving for Europe for NATO meeting, his first UK trip and a meeting with Putin. pic. twitter. com/n1Uv8NpU6e– Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 10, 2018Trump refuses to label Putin a foe, an adversary, an enemy, despite his past and current attacks on the U. S. electoral system.
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Former Navy sailor pardoned by Trump files lawsuit against Obama administration
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-10
A former US Navy submariner has filed a lawsuit alleging that Obama administration officials denied him equal protection under the law, and went easy on Hillary Clinton for the same offenses.
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MSNBC Just Proved Glenn Greenwald's Point About MSNBC
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-10
Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on "fake news." A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance, who has a massive following on Twitter, and others. | Greenwald wrote an article at The Intercept on what unfolded. Specifically, he highlighted how Nance's statement that he showed his "true colors as an agent of [Donald] Trump and Moscow" was uttered as if it is a fact. | Nance "informed" his 423,000 followers that he "helped Snowden defect, covers for WikiLeaks' attack on democracy, and shills for Fox News" because he is deep in the pocket of the Kremlin. | The crucial point Greenwald made was that MSNBC actively encourages "its…
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DR Congo's Kabila Snubs Senior Diplomats
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-10
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (left) flanked by the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki addresses a news conference at the AU Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 9, 2018. | © 2018 Tiksa Negeri/Reuters | The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila abruptly cancelled a meeting planned for this week with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the African Union Chair Moussa Faki. Kabila sent a message this weekend that he was "no longer available" for the meeting — just before the top diplomats were due to travel to Congo's capital, Kinshasa. | Kabila's last-minute cancellation — and his unwillingness to meet other regional and international leaders in recent weeks — does little to allay concerns that he does not intend to step down from office, in…
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"It's a Very Scary Time for Women": Cecile Richards on Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Roe v. Wade
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. While running for president, Trump openly vowed to only nominate justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade. Last year, Judge Brett Kavanaugh ruled against an undocumented teenager who sought to have an abortion while in federal detention. He said allowing the abortion would make the government "complicit" in something that is morally objectionable. For more, we speak with Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
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Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Inside the Right-Wing History of Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
President Trump has nominated federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy's seat on the high court. Kavanaugh has deep ties to the Republican Party and will push the Supreme Court further right if he is confirmed. Kavanaugh served as a senior aide under President George W. Bush in the White House Counsel's Office. He has similar credentials to Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Both clerked for Anthony Kennedy, and both are backed by the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, who drew up a list for Trump in 2016 of suitable right-wing judges to consider for the Supreme Court. We speak with Ian Millhiser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the editor of ThinkProgress Justice. His latest piece is headlined "Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pick to replace Anthony Kennedy?"
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Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court, Democrats outraged
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-10
President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Democrats are alarmed that he will overturn rulings about abortion and same-sex marriage.
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ACLU vs. Trump: David Cole on the Fight to Reunite Children Separated from Parents at Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
The Trump administration will not meet today's deadline to reunite all migrant children under the age of 5 whom immigration officials took from their parents at the border and then sent to jails and detention centers across the country. The Justice Department says it will reunite only about half of the more than 100 migrant children under 5 today, after a federal judge in San Diego agreed to extend the deadline mandating the reunification of all of the youngest children. Today's secretive reunification operation will be overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and will involve transporting the children hundreds of miles across the country to undisclosed locations. In total, about 3,000 children are still separated from their parents. For more, we speak with David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and professor of law and public policy at Georgetown University Law Center.
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LGBT & Healthcare Advocates Warn Kavanaugh Confirmation Could Mean End of Affordable Care Act
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Monday night to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Advocates say that Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation could lead to the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. In Washington, D.C., we speak with Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. In New York, we speak with Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization serving people living with HIV.
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The Guardian's Marina Hyde accuses actress Susan Sarandon of being Trump's "asset"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-10
Sarandon's great crime? Failing to endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and instead calling for a vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party.
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Wanting younger leadership is 'sexist' says Pelosi, after forgetting Senate leader's name
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-10
Calling herself a "legislative virtuoso," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brushed off calls for someone younger to lead the Democrats if they win the midterms. Such talk is "a little bit sexist," she told Rolling Stone.
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ACLU's David Cole on the Critical Questions Lawmakers Need to Ask Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
If President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, it could lead to major rollbacks of civil rights, environmental regulations, gun control measures, voting rights and reproductive rights, including possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. Brett Kavanaugh has also argued that sitting presidents should be shielded from criminal or civil investigations. We speak with David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and professor of law and public policy at Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book is "Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law."
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Lives Are At Stake: The Struggle to Stop Trump's Right-Wing Takeover of the Supreme Court
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-10
Activists and organizers around the country are mobilizing against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who needs a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate to be confirmed. If Kavanaugh fills Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat, it will likely create the most conservative court the United States has seen since the 1930s. We speak with Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund; David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union; Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center; and Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal.
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Iran And Syria: Why Regime Change In One Means Regime Change In Both
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-07-09
Probably the weirdest, dumbest, most annoying thing about writing on US foreign policy right now is the fact that regime change in Iran and regime change in Syria have been falsely spun into the illusion of two separate issues along partisan lines. People who are more aligned with America's Democratic Party are a lot more […] | The post Iran And Syria: Why Regime Change In One Means Regime Change In Both appeared first on The Iranian.
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With Serbia and Kosovo Both Vying for EU Membership, the Question Remains: Who Won the War?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-09
Who won the war? There are a few ruins left from the Nato bombing of 1998, and outside the parliament building in Belgrade — of "Serbian democracy", more later — there is a long banner containing photographs of the Serbs who were killed in Kosovo two decades ago. Men, women children, civilians, soldiers and, of course,…
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Venezuela's Democratic Action Party Breaks from MUD as Opposition Fractures Deepen
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-07-09
A lack of presidential primaries and internal tensions are believed to have brought about the schism.
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Ontario Election 2018: Right-Wing Populism Prevails Over Moderate Social Democracy
Matt Fodor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-09
In the June 7 provincial election, Ontario politics took a sharp turn to the right as the Progressive Conservatives (PCs), under the leadership of the populist businessman and former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, steamrolled to a majority government. …
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'Finally, Mexico has a chance': Eyewitness election report
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-09
MEXICO CITY–"Something's not right," I said to Alberto. "We should go." I followed behind as he left the classroom and moved through the voters who crowded round the closed door to the classroom containing our comrades, Carl Maden, a CWU national executive member, and Louis Lemus, a neuroscientist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico …
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Germany: Parliament Urges More Support for the ICC
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-09
Session of the German lower house of Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, February 1, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Axel Schmidt | (Berlin) — The German parliament adopted a cross-party resolution on June 28, 2018, urging the government to increase its active support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. The 20th anniversary of the court's founding document, the Rome Statute, is coming up on July 17. | The resolution had support from members from the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU)/Christian-Social Union of Bavaria (CSU), Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP), and the Green Party (Bàºndnis90/Die Gràºnen). The broad support underscores the court's relevance and importance. | "Parliament's resolution is an important signal of Germany's ongoing commitment to the global fight against impunity," said Wolfgang Bàºttner,…
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Human Rights Lawyer Jennifer Harbury on How Trump Is Punishing Cartels' Victims–Not Their Members
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-09
A federal judge will hold a hearing today on whether to delay Tuesday's deadline that mandated the reunification of all children under the age of 5 whom the Trump administration separated from their parents at the border. The Trump administration is claiming it needs more time to match children with their parents, including at least 19 parents who have already been deported. The American Civil Liberties Union says less than half of separated children under the age of 5 will be reunited by the Tuesday deadline. As Trump's "zero tolerance" policy crackdown continues, we speak with human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury about how U.S. foreign policy has led to the violence that Central Americans are fleeing, and what happens when people follow the U.S. government's instructions and attempt to apply for political asylum at a legal port of entry. Jennifer Harbury has lived in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for more than 40 years. She works with people fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and has been active in the response to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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CIA-Linked Military Contractor Used Arizona "Black Site" to Secretly Jail Dozens of Migrant Children
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-09
A major U.S. military and CIA contractor has been detaining dozens of migrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets, according to a new investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal learned about what some are calling the "black site" for migrant children after one local resident filmed children in sweatsuits being led into the building. The building was leased in March by MVM, a defense contractor that Reveal reports has received nearly $250 million in contracts to transport immigrant children since 2014. We speak with the lead reporter on this story, Aura Bogado, in Oakland, California. She is the immigration reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
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From CIA-Backed Wars to Cartel Violence: Inside the Roots of the Refugee Crisis in Central America
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-09
Across the United States, thousands of migrant children remain detained alone after the Trump administration forcibly separated them from their parents at the border. Yet, despite the news about the United States' human rights abuses of migrants, asylum seekers keep risking the dangerous journey to the United States. Texas-based human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury has lived in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for more than 40 years and has long worked with people fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. She also knows intimately the U.S. roots of this conflict. Her husband, Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, was a Mayan comandante and guerrilla who was disappeared after he was captured by the U.S.-backed Guatemalan army in the 1980s. After a long campaign, she found there was U.S. involvement in the cover-up of her husband's murder and torture. We speak with Jennifer Harbury in Brownsville, Texas, about this history and this U.S. involvement in today's conflicts in Central America.
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Democratic Party Elites Feel the Grassroots Heat
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-08
A proposal to curb superdelegates and the primary win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are putting Democratic Party elites on edge, says Norman Solomon | The post Democratic Party Elites Feel the Grassroots Heat appeared first on The Real News Network.
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This Is What Iran War Propaganda Looks Like In The Age Of Social Media
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-07-07
I've been noticing videos going viral the last few days, some with millions of views, about Muslim women bravely fighting to free themselves from oppression in the Middle East. The videos, curiously, are being shared enthusiastically by many Republicans and pro-Israel hawks, who aren't traditionally the sort of crowd you see rallying to support the civil rights of Muslims. […] | The post This Is What Iran War Propaganda Looks Like In The Age Of Social Media appeared first on The Iranian.
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'Can Croatia do what Hillary couldn't?' Amusing replies to journalist's World Cup tweet
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-07
As Croatia faced Russia in a World Cup game, a journalist pondered whether Croatia could do what Hillary Clinton couldn't – beat Russia. Twitterati responded with answers that had nothing to do with baseless collusion claims.
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