2018-07-12: Social Media Postees

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Here Comes Trump's Trade War
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-12
Donald Trump's wide-ranging trade war began in earnest during the first minutes of last Friday, only hours after his campaign-style rally in Great Falls to attack Montana's senior U.S. Senator Jon Tester's re-election bid. Like all Trump rallies, it turned out to be mostly another self-congratulatory circus act laced with numerous insults and threats. But…
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Dominican Republic: Tropical Storm Beryl Leaves Thousands Displaced, Without Water, Power
teleSUR / rg-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-12
The capital of Santo Domingo was left without electricity from the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Dominican-Republic-Tropical-Storm-Beryl-Leaves-Thousands-Displaced-Without-Water-Power-20180711-0025.html

Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-12
A supporter of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) uses a mobile phone to photograph a portrait of CPP president Hun Sen during an election campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 7, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Samrang Pring | (New York) — Cambodian military officers, gendarmes, and police officers are actively campaigning for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), in violation of Cambodia's law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia is holding national elections on July 29, 2018, in an environment in which the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has been dissolved, its president Kem Sokha has been detained, and its founder Sam Rainsy has been forced into exile. | Senior members of the security forces have endorsed Prime Minister Hun Sen and the CPP at numerous public…
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Twenty thousand demonstrate in Dàºsseldorf, Germany against police state attacks on democratic rights
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-12
Last Saturday, 20,000 workers and young people marched from Dàºsseldorf Central Station to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament to protest the new police law planned by the state government.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/12/duss-j12.html

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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US Is Helping 'Bloodthirsty Cult' — the MEK — to Overthrow Iran's Government
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-11
In pursuit of regime change in Iran, the Trump administration and prominent Republicans and Democrats alike are supporting the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which former top US official Larry Wilkerson says is a "bloodthirsty cult." Ben Norton reports | The post US Is Helping 'Bloodthirsty Cult' — the MEK — to Overthrow Iran's Government appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/us-is-helping-bloodthirsty-cult-the-mek-try-to-overthrow-irans-government

Meet the Far-Right, Trump-Supporting California Prosecutor Suspended for Threatening Maxine Waters
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
"I cannot believe how shallow Democrats are. They must really think people are stupid. " | Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters has long been a favorite target of the far right, and in San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles, Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem has been placed on suspension and paid leave for incendiary attacks on the Southern California congresswoman that are being described as racist and misogynist as well as threatening. Officially announcing the prosecutor's suspension on Monday, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos stressed that his office does not "condone hate, discrimination or incitement of violence. "The 50-year-old Selyem's attacks on Waters occurred on his Facebook page, where he posted, "Being a loud-mouthed cunt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now. " The prosecutor's Facebook page has since been deleted, although the San Bernardino Sun. . .
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Why the Democrats Are Also to Blame for Brett Kavanaugh
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-11
Photo by The White House | CC BY 2.0″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 blame as the Republicans. | During the confirmation of Trump's last Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, three Senate Democrats voted in favor; Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. All three of these rightwing Democrats are facing tough reelection campaigns in their respective pro-Trump states. We all know what hangs in the balance with Trump's latest Supreme Court pick of Brett Kavanaugh, yet the Democratic leadership is going to…
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This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not "Protest Votes"
Ian Berman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-11
The only way I will ever accept my choice being called a protest vote is if establishment Democrats acknowledge the primary was insurmountably rigged on Clinton's behalf | The post This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not "Protest Votes" appeared first on MintPress News.
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How the Farm Bill Could Affect Our Food System
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-07-11

| Janine Jackson: After House Republicans passed their farm bill, reportedly the first time the critical measure — involving everything from nutrition assistance to crop subsidies — has passed either chamber with only single-party support, Donald Trump tweeted, "Farm Bill just passed in the House. So happy to see work requirements included. Big win for the farmers!" | Among other things, Trump doesn't mean farmers like the Callahan family, profiled in Civil Eats, small farmers in South Carolina who not only qualify for SNAP — the food assistance program Trump is crowing over making harder to access — but who benefit also from programs Republicans would cut, that encourage the farmers'…
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Donald Trump's Startling Global Agenda: Taking White Supremacy Worldwide
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
Trump appointee kills UN language on racism, hate speech and nationalism, claiming there's no rise in intolerance | Donald Trump is engaged in a systematic effort to make the United States less powerful and less respected around the world. America is too great a country to be defeated and brought down by an outside power. Such damage can likely only be inflicted from within at the hands of a dangerous president, a feckless political party and their tens of millions of authoritarian followers. President Barack Obama warned about this threat in his farewell address: But protecting our way of life, that's not just the job of our military. Democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear. So, just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are.
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When Resistance Becomes Capitulation: A Response to an Open Letter in The Nation
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2018-07-11
Editor's note: The Nation contributor Norman Solomon, who has written for Truthdig, drew our attention to the magazine's publication Wednesday of an open letter signed by multiple scholars, diplomats, politicians, writers and activists calling for "secure elections and true national security." Here is Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer's response to the letter, followed by its full text. | While The Nation deserves credit for this important effort, and I am a huge fan of the magazine's editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, I find this statement to be an inadequate response to the jingoistic blather of the Democratic Party, and of course the GOP leadership. | What the statement's opening paragraph woefully ignores is the harsh reality that the U.S. political system is far less vulnerable to hacking attacks from any foreign source than the rest of the world's nations are from such attacks…
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Acknowledging the contradictions of socialism in 'the other Germany'
Lowell B. Denny, III | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-11
East Germany's Minister for Education, its First Lady Margot Honecker, assessed the post-war beginnings of the young German Democratic Republic (the GDR, or East Germany) writing in her memoir, "Antifascists, communists, socialists, people of different worldviews, who came from their imprisonment in concentration camps, prisoners of war in different countries, the republican partisans who fought in …
peoplesworld.org/article/acknowledging-the-contradictions-of-socialism-in-the-other-germany/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/11/chicken-games-and-rotten-eggs-in-germany/

Losing Friends and Burning Bridges: Here Are 5 Longtime US Allies President Trump Has Alienated, Insulted or Offended
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
And the list just keeps on growing. | Bill Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard and one of the most infamous neocons, has been wrong about a long list of things–for example, insisting that the U. S. invasion of Iraq and disastrous overthrew of Saddam Hussein would usher in a new era of freedom, prosperity and democracy in the Middle East–but he did have a valid point last night when he told MSNBC's Brian Williams that he found President Trump's " incessant attacks on our NATO allies" to be "worrisome. " In a volatile world, the last thing the U. S. needs is to be alienating some of its long-time friends and closest allies. But Trump–from provoking a trade war with Canada to falsely claiming that Germany is taking more from the U. S. than it is giving–has been quick to offend or insult countries. . .
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Cynthia Nixon's Platform Aligns With Democratic Socialist Principles, and With the Future
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-07-11
Cynthia Nixon's Platform Aligns With Democratic Socialist Principles, and With the Future appeared first on The Nation.
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Christian Scholar Urges Evangelicals to 'Forget the Demigods' and Leave Trumpism
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
The religious right is acting from a lack of faith. | Do you remember that Barack Obama poster? The one of him looking into the middle distance, as if gazing upon a future only he could see, the word "HOPE" spelled out across his chest in blue — the colour of clear days and sunny skies? It was in Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic Conference — the one that catapulted him to the presidency four years later — that he first made the audacious promise that the country had the power to choose hope over cynicism. Farewell to the grim ironies of the 20th century, hello to the brave promise of the new millennium. But Obama's hope was always a vague one: something to do with slaves, immigrants, soldiers and mill workers. He said it was "something more substantial" than. . .
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Donald Trump's Global Agenda: Taking White Supremacy Worldwide
Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-07-11
Donald Trump is engaged in a systematic effort to make the United States less powerful and less respected around the world. America is too great a country to be defeated and brought down by an outside power. Such damage can likely only be inflicted from within at the hands of a dangerous president, a feckless political party and their tens of millions of authoritarian followers. | President Barack Obama warned about this threat in his farewell address: | But protecting our way of life, that's not just the job of our military. Democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear. So, just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are. … So let's be vigilant, but not afraid. ISIL will try to kill innocent people.
truthout.org/articles/donald-trumps-startling-global-agenda-taking-white-supremacy-worldwide/

Trump's Supreme Court: Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist
Cherise | truthout.org | 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. | TRANSCRIPT | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. | On Monday, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is a well-known conservative federal appeals court judge; a former aide to President George W. Bush. He also served as one of the investigators of President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process. As a staunch conservative, Kavanaugh, if confirmed by the Senate, would consolidate the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, moving it significantly to the right. Here is Brett Kavanaugh on his nomination. | BRETT KAVANAUGH: My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge…
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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?
counterpunch.org/2018/07/11/the-wisdom-of-serpents/

Trump Card: Brett Kavanaugh and the "Unitary Executive" Theory
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-07-11
Newly minted Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was the kid who took down the names of misbehaving classmates while teacher was out of the room. I do not know this for a fact, but I know it. I know that kid. He's been polishing apples since God was a baby, and look how far it has taken him. | In mainstream Republican circles, Kavanaugh's pedigree is the equivalent of being born on Plymouth Rock with a recommendation letter from John Winthrop stuffed in your diaper. Within the realm of post-Reagan Clinton-hating GOP society, he is a product of the rage-flecked devolution that took place in the Olduvai Gorge of Republican politics after the 1992 presidential election. They came out of their crevice different, radicalized, spoiling for war to the knife, and Kavanaugh has been their loyal soldier from the start. | If…
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Farhad Azima avoids spotlight, despite Iran-Contra and Panama Papers connections
Anthony Newkirk | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-11
On June 28, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faced allegations made by Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee that Justice Department handling of its investigation of the 2016 presidential election was biased against President Trump. At the same time, a non-binding resolution mandating Justice Department compliance with subpoenas for documents about the Russia probe …
peoplesworld.org/article/farhad-azima-avoids-spotlight-despite-iran-contra-and-panama-papers-connections/

Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security
The Nation | thenation.com | 2018-07-11
Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/common-ground-for-secure-elections-and-true-national-security/

In Wake of AMLO Victory, US Media Fear Chavismo and Hope for 'Business-Friendly' Change
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2018-07-11
For the New York Times ( 7/1/18), the election of Lopez Obrador brings "a sense of economic nationalism that some fear could reverse important gains of the last 25 years." | Neoliberal capitalist dogma pervades mainstream media. A case in point is coverage of Andrés Manuel López Obrador's resounding victory in Mexico's presidential election. | Referring to the president-elect by his commonly used acronym, the New York Times' Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas ( 7/1/18) claimed thatone of AMLO's biggest challenges will be to convince foreign investors that Mexico will remain open for business. If he fails to convince the markets that he is committed to continuity, or makes abrupt changes to the current economic policy, the country could find itself struggling to achieve even the modest growth of prior administrations. | According to the authors, keeping Mexico "open for business"
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Congress Can Stop Foreign Secret Spending on US Elections Right Now
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-07-11
Following the release of a Senate Judiciary Committee report suggesting "the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association [NRA] as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign," Americans are right to wonder how much longer Congress is going to look the other way while foreign actors secretly influence US elections. | In the years since the US Supreme Court's overreaching Citizens United v. FEC decision, Congress has watched political groups that do not disclose their funding sources spend hundreds of millions to elect and defeat political candidates. But rather than ensure that none of those millions came from the bank accounts of foreign individuals, corporations or governments, Congress has failed to pass basic disclosure laws that would both deter and ferret out illegal foreign spending. Federal agencies also have fallen down on the job by failing to require…
truthout.org/articles/congress-can-stop-foreign-secret-spending-on-us-elections-right-now/

Despite Hostile Actions, US Exports To Iran Are Up 60% In 2018
Randi Nord | iranian.com | 2018-07-11
What sanctions? Despite Donald Trump's dangerous rhetoric against the Islamic Republic and scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US exports to Iran are up 60 percent from 2017. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]igures from the US Census Bureau show that American companies and entities exported $50.2 million worth of goods to Iran between January and May of 2018. That's […] | The post Despite Hostile Actions, US Exports To Iran Are Up 60% In 2018 appeared first on The Iranian.
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Despite Ongoing Hostility, US Exports to Iran are Up 60%
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-11
What sanctions? Despite Donald Trump's dangerous rhetoric against the Islamic Republic and scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US exports to Iran are up 60 percent from 2017. | The post Despite Ongoing Hostility, US Exports to Iran are Up 60% appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/despite-ongoing-hostility-us-exports-iran/245736/

Here's How Trump is Going Around Congress in His Quest to Destroy Obamacare
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
The president is still trying to completely dismantle his predecessor's legacy. | Obamacare surges on, with the public continuing to approve of it and health insurers coming back to the markets after sitting last year out. The Republican Congress failed to repeal it, so the Trump administration has redoubled its efforts to gut it. Last week it suspended key payments to insurers, this week it's slashing grants to nonprofit organizations that act as navigators, helping people sign up for the law. It's the second year of massive cuts to the groups, having reduced spending by 80 percent over the past two years. This year it will spend just $10 million, down from $36 million spent last fall and $63 million under the Obama administration in 2016. The excuse Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers. . .
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'HOW DARE YOU': Sarah Palin Goes on Unhinged Rant After Getting 'Duped' by Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-11
She was led to believe the dubious interview was for a "legit Showtime historical documentary. " | Former Republican Alaska governor Sarah Palin admitted on Facebook that she was tricked into an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen for an upcoming Showtime series targetting U. S. politicians,"Yup — we were duped. Ya' got me, Sacha. Feel better now? "she wrote on her official Facebook page. "I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick 'humor' of the British 'comedian' Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime. "According to Palin, she was led to believe the interview was a "'legit opportunity' to honor American Vets and contribute to a 'legit Showtime historical documentary. '""The disrespect of our U. S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse," Palin added. "Mock politicians and. . .
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Congress Can Stop Foreign Secret Spending on US Elections Right Now
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-07-11
Following the release of a Senate Judiciary Committee report suggesting "the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association [NRA] as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign," Americans are right to wonder how much longer Congress is going to look the other way while foreign actors secretly influence US elections. | In the years since the US Supreme Court's overreaching Citizens United v. FEC decision, Congress has watched political groups that do not disclose their funding sources spend hundreds of millions to elect and defeat political candidates. But rather than ensure that none of those millions came from the bank accounts of foreign individuals, corporations or governments, Congress has failed to pass basic disclosure laws that would both deter and ferret out illegal foreign spending. Federal agencies also have fallen down on the job by failing to require…
truthout.org/articles/congress-can-stop-foreign-secret-spending-on-us-elections-right-now/

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.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/11/nica-j11.html

China: Free Veteran Democracy Activist
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-11
A Chinese Communist supporter (L) hurls insults to protesters as they began a march in Hong Kong January 1, 1999 calling for more democracy in China. The rally was first of a series of activities planned by pro-democracy activists in the territory to mark the 10th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square massacre. The protestor at right is carrying a portrait of jailed Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin. | © 1999 Reuters | (New York) — The Chinese government should immediately and unconditionally release veteran democracy activist Qin Yongmin, Human Rights Watch said today. On July 10, 2018, a court in Wuhan sentenced Qin to 13 years in prison for "subversion of state power." Qin, 64, has previously spent a total of 22 years in prison or in Re-education Through Labor. | "Qin Yongmin's only 'crime'…
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As Trump Admin Misses Deadline to Unite Families, HHS Head Calls Jailing Kids an Act of "Generosity"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-11
‚Ä®The Trump administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline Tuesday to reunite all of the 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. Only 38 of the 102 children under 5 have been reunited with their parents, some of whom say their young children did not even recognize them at first after the traumatic, protracted separation. ‚Ä®On Tuesday, Judge Dana Sabraw reiterated that all separated children–3,000 in total–must be reunited with their parents by July 26, saying, "These are firm deadlines; they are not aspirational goals." On Tuesday night, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told CNN that the United States was acting "generously" toward the migrant children. For more, we speak with Lomi Kriel, immigration reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and Barbara Hines, an immigration lawyer and founder of the University of Texas Immigration Law Clinic.
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Nevada Plans to Kill Condemned Prisoner with Fentanyl & Drug Linked to Botched Executions
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-11
A drug manufacturer has filed suit in an attempt to stop an execution of a condemned prisoner slated for tonight. The drug company Alvogen, which makes the sedative midazolam, filed a complaint in Nevada's Clark County on Tuesday, citing that the Nevada Department of Corrections illegally obtained the drug for use in the execution of Scott Dozier, a former meth dealer who was sentenced to die in 2007 for first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon. Last year, Dozier dropped his death penalty appeals and asked to be executed. Nevada officials plan to use an untested three-drug protocol of midazolam, fentanyl and cisatracurium to execute Dozier. Today's execution would be the first time in 12 years that Nevada is carrying out the death penalty. We speak with Maurice Chammah, staff writer at The Marshall Project. His profile on Scott Dozier is titled…
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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.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/11/pers-j11.html

Iran: Women Arrested for Dancing
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-11
Women wait for a bus in central Tehran, Iran, August 24, 2015. | © 2015 Reuters | (Beirut) — Iranian state television on July 9, 2018, broadcasted apologies by several women who were briefly detained in May for posting videos of themselves dancing on their popular Instagram accounts, Human Rights Watch said today. On the same day, Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who took her headscarf off in public in January to protest compulsory hijab laws, announced on her Instagram page that a court sentenced her to 20 years in prison for this act, although it suspended 18 years of the sentence, meaning she has to serve 2 years in prison. | Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) television Channel One broadcasted a program called "Devious" on July 9 in which several women and men…
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A New Era of IMF Riots: Protests Force Haiti to Rescind Fuel Hikes
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-11
In Haiti, massive anti-austerity protests recently shut down parts of the capital Port-au-Prince after the government tried to dramatically raise fuel prices at the behest of the International Monetary Fund. Prices for gasoline, diesel and kerosene were to rise as much as 50 percent, but the government rescinded the price hikes due to public outcry. The proposed IMF-mandated fuel hikes come amid expected cuts to food subsidies. We speak with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and president of Just Foreign Policy.
democracynow.org/2018/7/11/a_new_era_of_imf_riots

'Civilization at risk?' RT finds out more behind Pelosi's remark on 2018 midterms
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-11
Prominent Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who recently claimed civilization will be at stake during upcoming 2018 midterm elections, wasn't the only one to trying to create havoc by making weird remarks, RT found out.
rt.com/usa/432652-pelosi-midterms-end-civilization/

Mark Weisbrot: Trump's Threats to Invade Venezuela Are Part of U.S. Strategy of Regime Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-11
The Associated Press is reporting President Trump repeatedly asked senior White House advisers last year about the possibility of a U.S. invasion of Venezuela, in a bid to depose President Nicolás Maduro and his government. Trump reportedly brought up the U.S. invasions of Panama and Grenada in the 1980s. The AP reports Trump's comment stunned then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who warned military action could backfire. But then, the next day, on August 11, Trump raised the issue publicly. We're joined by Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and president of Just Foreign Policy.
democracynow.org/2018/7/11/mark_weisbrot_trumps_threats_to_invade

On Draymond Green's 'Friends of the IDF' Trip to Israel
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-07-10
On Draymond Green's 'Friends of the IDF' Trip to Israel appeared first on The Nation.
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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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Will Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Really Save Us from Brett Kavanaugh? Don't Bet on It
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-10
But it certainly couldn't hurt to bombard their offices with phone calls. | With President Donald Trump having nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to take over Justice Anthony Kennedy's position on the U. S. Supreme Court, it is now up to the U. S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings before appointing him. And critics of Kavanaugh–a severe social conservative and far-right "strict constructionist" along the lines of Justice Clarence Thomas, Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch and the late Antonin Scalia–are hoping that if all Senate Democrats oppose him and are joined by Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in a "no" vote, Kavanaugh can be kept off the High Court. But don't count on it. Maine's Collins and Alaska's Murkowski are among the few Republicans in the Senate who are typically described as "moderate" in the mainstream media. But neither Collins nor Murkowski is genuinely. . .
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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…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/10/has-democratic-socialism-a-future-in-american-politics/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/10/hardcore-hitler-on-hitler-in-helsinki/

'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…
fair.org/home/theyve-been-doing-this-massive-anti-democratic-model-of-education-reform/

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 …
globalresearch.ca/future-of-brexit/5647068

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 …
globalresearch.ca/secret-us-2006-government-document-reveals-plan-to-destabilize-syria-by-using-extremists-muslim-brotherhood-elections/5647017

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."
democracynow.org/2018/7/10/aclus_david_cole_on_the_critical

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.
rt.com/usa/432565-sailor-sues-obama-clinton/

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…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/10/dr-congos-kabila-snubs-senior-diplomats

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