2018-06-24: News Headlines

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Poor People's Campaign Caps Off 40 Days of Action. truthout.org Thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday where the Poor People's Campaign capped off 40 days of action with a rally and march to further energize its call for a "moral revival" and intention to "move forward together, not one step back." | Twin banners declaring "Fight Poverty Not the Poor" flanked the stage, where rousing speeches by noted figures including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jesse Jackson, American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten, as well as others on the front-lines of the fight for justice—and those who amplify their voices—drew cheers. | "We are sick, we are homeless, we are separated from our families, and we will keep coming back until everyone has housing, voting rights, clean water, peace, and justice!" said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, who, along with Rev. Barber, co-chairs the campaign, which

Staff (2018-06-24). Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas. truthdig.com In an interview with an Arabic language newspaper, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser appeals directly to the Palestinians and criticizes their leader.

Staff (2018-06-24). Korean Voices Missing From Major Papers' Opinions on Singapore Summit. truthdig.com The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin ( 6/17/18) epitomized the zero-sum takes of US pundits. | In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit, the people whose nation was actually being discussed—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. | Three major US papers—the New York Times,Washington Post and Wall Street Journal—had only one Korean-authored op-ed out of 41 opinion pieces on the subject of the Korean peace talks. | The Post had 23 total opinion pieces, the Times had 16 and the Journal four. The only op-ed by a Korean was a pro-summit piece on June 12 by Moon Chung-in, an aide to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Of the 41 editorials or op-eds only four (9 percent), were broadly positive about the Trump/Kim summit, 29 (70 percent) were negative and eight (21 percent)…

INA (2018-06-24). Kushner says US Administration Will Continue with "Peace Plan" Even Without Abbas. imemc.org US president Donald Trump's senior adviser, Jared Kushne,r in an interview with Al-Quds Palestinian newspaper, said that his country will go on with a Middle East peace plan which has not been announced yet, whether Abbas agrees to participate in it or not. Kushner questioned Abbas's ability to make a […]…

Barrie Zwicker (2018-06-24). Refugee Crisis: Manufactured Migrants Are Tools in U.S. Empire's 'Grand Chessboard'. globalresearch.ca First published in June 2017 | The refugee crisis in Europe, the largest seen since World War 2, is no accident. | Former U.S. State Department official J. Michael Springmann addresses this verboten subject in his just-released second book Goodbye Europe? Hello, …

Merula Furtado (2018-06-24). A Continuous Thread Runs Through US History: Hucksterism. truthout.org Donald Trump may seem like a cruel huckster who deviates from a status quo of centrism in the United States. However, argues Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, Trump is really the apotheosis of a long history of delusion and fantasy in the US. | Mark Karlin: What were some of the first examples of the "conjuring of America"? | Kurt Andersen: America was a blank slate for conjuring from the start in the early 1600s. The English settlers were people passionately convinced of various exciting untruths. In Massachusetts, they were religious zealots — an extreme faction of an extreme faction (Puritans) of a new religion (Protestantism) who imagined they were God's chosen people sent to the New World to create a theocracy, wage wars on Satan's agents (Native people, witches) and await Jesus's return. In Virginia, they were …

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Let Them Know: °Niños, No Están Solos! truthout.org They chanted, they held signs, and they sang Mexican lullabies. At times, they screamed as loud as they could: " °Niños, no están solos!" ("Children, you are not alone"), hoping those inside the warehouse-turned-prison would hear them. | That was the scene on Father's Day as more than 100 people gathered for an emergency rally outside the Ursula Immigration Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on the border with Mexico, about an hour's drive west of the Gulf of Mexico. | In an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of activists from places as far away as New York and North Carolina made the trip to the Rio Grande Valley and joined local organizers and community members to bear witness as families continued to be torn apart at the border. | During the days since, outrage at the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2018-06-24). The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar'. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the ongoing currency war, first published in November 2017 | One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder …

Merula Furtado (2018-06-24). Suppressing US War Crimes: The Cold War Denial Machine Lives On. truthout.org A shadowy chapter of US Cold War history involving germ warfare allegations in 1952 recently played out in the New York Review of Books: In February, Michael Ignatieff, former Canadian politician and international political scholar, wrote a movie review of Errol Morris's recent six-part Netflix docudrama, "Wormwood." | "Wormwood" investigates the mysterious 1953 death of a top US germ war scientist and CIA employee, Frank Olson. Olson was bludgeoned on the back of the head and "dropped" from the 13th floor window of his Manhattan hotel room under orders from his CIA bosses, according to his son, Eric Olson. The US government was at that time very actively engaged in an international denial effort to brand claims of widespread US biological warfare use during the Korean War as communist propaganda. As a top scientist at the Army Chemical Corp's biological warfare…

Bie Kentane (2018-06-24). Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future. globalresearch.ca For more than two decades of war, foreign occupation and economic sanctions, Iraqi children have been subjected to grave violations of human rights.

Masud Wadan (2018-06-24). War and the Refugee Crisis: The Western Powers Which Bomb Enemy Nations Are Rejecting Their Refugees. globalresearch.ca The very giants that bomb and reduce alleged enemy nations to rubble are unfortunately the major destinations for the refugees fleeing wars. With the facts behind global aggressions unfolding, the incursions and preemptive strikes under different pretexts are no longer …

INA (2018-06-24). Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians. imemc.org The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]…

Staff (2018-06-24). How Donald Trump's Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression. truthdig.com Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here's a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? | What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America's borders a goal worth seeking? And what would be left in a future fragmented international economic system marked by tit-for-tat tariffs, travel restrictions, and hyper-nationalism? Ultimately, how will such a world affect regular people? | Let's cut through all of this for the moment and ask one crucial question about our present cult-of-personality era in American politics: Other than accumulating more wealth and influence for himself, his children, and the Trump family empire, what's Donald J. Trump's end game as president? If his goal is…

Felicity Arbuthnot (2018-06-24). "The Israeli Dream": The Criminal Roadmap Towards "Greater Israel"? globalresearch.ca The concept of a "Greater Israel" according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching "'From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan which seeks the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon (2018-06-24). Is Donald Trump a Liar? Maybe Not — And That's When It Really Gets Scary. alternet.org Our president says blatantly false things all day long. For him, they all serve a large and terrible truth | There was and is no law requiring the children of undocumented immigrants to be taken away from their parents at the border. There is no crime wave caused by immigrants in Germany. (That nation's historically low crime rate has fallen recently, and as in the United States immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. ) There was no measurable number of illegal votes cast in the 2016 election. Donald Trump's inauguration did not draw the largest crowds in history, and in his first year he did not sign more legislation than any other president. (Indeed, he ranked last among post-World War II presidents. )Do you want me to go on? I definitely don't. But how are we to categorize Trump as. . .

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-06-24). Obama's Russia Expert Explains the 'Giant Gap' Between Trump's Policies and His Friendship with Putin. alternet.org Former U. S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U. S. -Russia relations got this way | Michael McFaul served as Barack Obama's ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and before that on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. He is also a distinguished academic, who specializes in Russian affairs and America's bilateral relationship with Russia, and used his years of scholarship to help Obama develop his "Russian reset" policy. That policy, you may recall, was Obama's much-maligned attempt to put the United States on a better footing in its post-Cold War relationship with Russia. It may be strange to recall that there was a time when Republicans criticized a Democratic president for trying to improve America's relationship with Russia, instead of it being the other way around.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now (2018-06-24). ICE Detention Is 'Soul-Destroying': Eritrean Immigrant Dies by Suicide After US Deports Him. alternet.org Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. | An Eritrean man took his own life after being deported from the United States earlier this month. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. Testfatsion sought asylum in the United States in 2017, fleeing violence in Eritrea. He spent more than a year detained in South Florida and Ohio before he was deported. Friends and family are demanding to know why he was deported to Eritrea, despite his fears that he would be tortured or even killed there. We speak with Christine Ho, founder of a volunteer visitation program that provides support for immigrants and asylum-seekers inside Broward Transitional Center, the immigrant detention center in South Florida where Testfatsion was jailed for more than a year. TRANSCRIPTAMY. . .

F. William Engdahl (2018-06-24). Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System. globalresearch.ca US military threats are required to sustain the continued hegemony of the US Dollar System…

INA (2018-06-24). Settlers Erect Bus Stop on Palestinian Land in Hebron. imemc.org Israeli settlers, on Sunday, placed a wooden barracks in Tel Rumeida area, in the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron, to be used as a bus stop. Witnesses said, according to WAFA, that settlers, backed by a military force, placed the wooden barracks on land belonging to Palestinian locals […]…

Zaid Jilani (2018-06-24). South Carolina Congressional Runoff Signals a Pro-Palestine Shift Among Democrats. theintercept.com Foreign policy isn't exactly Congress's strong suit. | Few lawmakers enter the legislature prepared to debate the ins and outs of arms transfers, trade, or international aid. On issues of war and peace, Congress has more or less abdicated its historical oversight responsibility, choosing instead to defer to the executive branch. But despite its hands-off approach, Congress has rarely been afraid to weigh in when it comes to Israel. | Bills advocating additional military aid to Israel typically sail through the House and Senate, and one-sided resolutions taking Israel's position almost always pass with a near-majority of congressional support. In fact, one of the biggest taboos on Capitol Hill has been dissenting from lockstep support for the Israeli government. Former President Barack Obama even chose to justify his continued support for Israel military action during the Gaza war in…

RT (2018-06-24). Kushner touts 'deal' to Palestinians as Middle East peace process in tatters after US Embassy move. rt.com US President Donald Trump's special adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been touting a US-designed peace deal to Palestinians "soon" to be revealed after the US Embassy's move to Jerusalem derailed relations in the region.

RT (2018-06-24). US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead. rt.com The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War.

South Front (2018-06-23). Yemen War: Iranian Navy Dispatches Warships to Gulf of Aden. globalresearch.ca On June 21, the Iranian Navy dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where a fierce battle is ongoing between the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) and the Saudi-led coalition for the port city of al-Hudaydah….

The Conversation (2018-06-23). How U.S. Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Mass Migration Today. alternet.org Migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. | Central American migrants — particularly unaccompanied minors — are again crossing the U. S. -Mexico boundary in large numbers. | In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U. S. -Mexico boundary. This year so far there have been close to 60,000. | The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to factors unfolding in migrants' home countries. In reality, migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. Understanding this is vital to making immigration policy more effective and ethical. | Through my research on immigration and border policing, I have learned a lot about these dynamics. One example involves relations between Honduras and the United. . .

Gareth Porter (2018-06-23). An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement. globalresearch.ca An implicit coalition of corporate media, Democratic partisans and others loyal to the national security state are actively hostile to any agreement that would endanger the continuation of the 70-year-old Cold War between the United States and North Korea. | The …

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams (2018-06-23). Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No 'Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed' by Their Husbands' Wars? alternet.org Consumer advocate puts check on Laura Bush and Michelle Obama for selective criticism when it comes to kids harmed by brutal U. S. policies | Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration's cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families. "Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere," he tweeted. As it's signed "-R," it was written by Nader himself, rather than his staff who often tweet on his behalf. The tweet follows an op-edpublished Sunday at the Washington Post in which Bush took aim at Trump's "zero tolerance"

Jessica Corbett (2018-06-23). Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking. mintpressnews.com In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…

NJSD (2018-06-23). The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing. globalresearch.ca In my recent report on the death toll in America's post-9/11 wars, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and hostile military occupation of their country. But opinion polls in …

Haye Kesteloo (2018-06-23). Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara. globalresearch.ca Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month …

Yves Engler (2018-06-23). A Call for the NDP to Withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. globalresearch.ca The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, …

wsws.org (2018-06-23). Ontario's Ford-led government initiates class-war assault. wsws.org As a down payment on its plans to slash public services, Ontario's incoming Conservative government has imposed a public sector hiring freeze.

wsws.org (2018-06-23). In Exile: A Family Film—Refugees from the Spanish Civil War. wsws.org An unusual documentary was recently released that traces the journey of the filmmaker's grandparents and parents to Mexico in 1939 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War.

Miriam Pensack (2018-06-23). Force-Feeding, Fasting, and Big Macs: the Doublespeak of Food at Guantánamo. theintercept.com At a media tour of Joint Task Force Guantánamo Bay this week, reporters were escorted not through interrogation rooms or military tribunals, but through kitchens. It might make sense that the military is eager to show off what it sees as humane living conditions for the detainees, while steering attention away from Guantánamo's legacy as a site of torture and human rights abuses. But the quotidian subject matter of food preparation and logistics provides a window into how the 16-year mission at GTMO, as it's known in military shorthand, is settling into permanence. | According to JTF Guantánamo Commander Rear Adm. John Ring, that mission has shifted from "expeditionary" to "enduring" since President Donald Trump's January 30 executive order mandating the continuation of detainment procedures at the military prison — a sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama's unfulfilled campaign pledge to close…

RT (2018-06-23). Restaurant owner kicks Sarah Sanders out, sparks online review war. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a restaurant in Virginia on Friday, sparking a raging battle of one- and five-star reviews for the premises online from vying political factions.

wsws.org (2018-06-23). US Navy planning to build military camps to jail 120,000 immigrants. wsws.org The government is preparing massive military detention camps where immigrants—and ultimately opponents of the government—will be kept in "austere" conditions.

wsws.org (2018-06-23). Trump threatens to escalate trade war with Europe. wsws.org Central bankers at a meeting in Sintra, Portugal, voiced their concerns about the developing global trade war.

wsws.org (2018-06-23). With UAW complicity, layoffs take effect at GM Lordstown Complex in Ohio. wsws.org The elimination of some 1,500 jobs at the Lordstown plant will have a devastating impact in the Youngstown-Warren region, which already struggles with high levels of poverty.

wsws.org (2018-06-23). Democrats back massive Pentagon budget for war and repression. wsws.org Democrats voted overwhelmingly for a bill to vastly expand the US nuclear arsenal, authorize Trump's planned military parade, and keep the Guantanamo Bay prison camp open.

Karl Grossman (2018-06-22). Star Wars Redux: Trump's Space Force. counterpunch.org If Donald Trump gets his way on formation of a Space Force, the heavens would become a war zone. Inevitably, there would be military conflict in space. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which designates space as the global commons to be used for peaceful purposes—and of which Russia and China, as well as the United States, are parties—and the years of work facilitating the treaty since would be wasted. More

Robert Koehler (2018-06-22). The Nuclear Status Quo. counterpunch.org Peace, love and Donald Trump? I get the skepticism regarding the tentative nuclear disarmament agreement the president and Kim Jong-un reached last week, but not the cynicism — not the outright dismissal. It's too easy to hate Trump, but he isn't the point. In his reckless unpredictability — in his lust for applause and desperation More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-22). Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump? therealnews.com The anti-war movement, once strong under Bush, died under Obama, and still is weak under Trump. TRNN's Ben Norton speaks with CODEPINK's Ariel Gold about the power of the military-industrial complex and the campaign to stop the US-Saudi assault on Yemen

Robert Fantina (2018-06-22). MAGA, Trump Style. counterpunch.org Donald Trump slithered into the White House, ushered in by the bizarre Electoral College which, for the second time in sixteen years, succeeded in thwarting the will of the small percentage of U.S. citizens who actually vote. He vowed to 'Make America Great Again', which in and of itself should have disqualified him, since it More

CounterSpin (2018-06-22). Nilay Patel on AT&T/Time Warner Ruling, Sam Menefee-Libey on J20 Update. fair.org Media…

Mark Gruenberg (2018-06-22). Take me home, West Virginia: Mountain state teachers celebrate in DC. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—"Take me home, West Virginia!" — the Mountaineer State's song — joyously rang out as a large group of unionized teachers and school support staffers celebrated their successful nine-day strike for better schools, not just better pay, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award they got for it on June 21. That's because Jobs With Justice recognized […]…

Don Qaswa (2018-06-22). A Reduction of Economic Warfare and Bombing Might Help. counterpunch.org My colleagues at Lancet have provided me with the information given below. Elaboration on all statistics can be provided, upon request. Suicide is a worldwide public health problem, with 800 000 recorded suicides per year, and an estimated 16 million episodes of self-harm per year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15—29 year olds, More

Edward Hunt (2018-06-22). The Afghan War is Killing More People Than Ever. counterpunch.org Seventeen years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, violence has never been worse. In 2017, more than 20,000 Afghans died, a new record. The dead include an estimated 10,000 Afghan security forces, 10,000 Taliban forces, and 3,438 civilians. Although there is no reliable data on Afghan casualties available to the More

Paul Craig Roberts (2018-06-22). The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance. mintpressnews.com Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation. | The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off of US taxpayers, while parents are prosecuted for illegal entry, woke even self-satisfied "exceptional and indispensable" Americans out of their stupor. It is a mystery that the Trump regime chose to discredit its border enforcement policy by separating families. Perhaps the policy was intended to deter illegal immigration by sending the message that if you come to America your children will be taken from you. | The question is: How is it that Americans can see and reject the inhumane border control policy and not see the inhumanity of family…

Nomi Prins (2018-06-22). How Trump's Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression. counterpunch.org Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here's a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America's borders a More

Janine Jackson (2018-06-22). WaPo Can't Believe White Supremacist Senate Candidate Really Means It. fair.org Washington Post ( 6/15/18) takes on Corey Stewart and his "combative style." | A few things about Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart: | He described as "one of my personal heroes" Wisconsin congressional candidate and self-described "pro-White Christian" Paul Nehlen, who suggests deporting all Muslims, and whose overt and various hatreds have led Breitbart to break ties with him, along with a Twitter ban. | Stewart joined his endorser Jason Kessler at a rally for Kessler's group, Unity and Security for America, last year. Kessler, of course, was the organizer of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, with the Nazi salutes and the "blood and soil" chanting, and the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. After the Charlottesville rally, Stewart declared there was "no reason to apologize." | A self-described "proud Southerner" who was born and raised in…

Ramzy Baroud (2018-06-22). End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis. counterpunch.org Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem. On June 11, Italy's new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship, carrying 629 refugees and economic migrants, from docking at its More

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Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
In an interview with an Arabic language newspaper, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser appeals directly to the Palestinians and criticizes their leader. | The post Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/kushner-mideast-peace-plan-coming-soon-with-or-without-abbas/

Kushner says US Administration Will Continue with "Peace Plan" Even Without Abbas
INA | imemc.org | 2018-06-24
US president Donald Trump's senior adviser, Jared Kushne,r in an interview with Al-Quds Palestinian newspaper, said that his country will go on with a Middle East peace plan which has not been announced yet, whether Abbas agrees to participate in it or not. Kushner questioned Abbas's ability to make a …
imemc.org/article/kushner-says-us-administration-will-continue-with-peace-plan-even-without-abbas/

Poor People's Campaign Caps Off 40 Days of Action
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
Thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday where the Poor People's Campaign capped off 40 days of action with a rally and march to further energize its call for a "moral revival" and intention to "move forward together, not one step back." | Twin banners declaring "Fight Poverty Not the Poor" flanked the stage, where rousing speeches by noted figures including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jesse Jackson, American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten, as well as others on the front-lines of the fight for justice–and those who amplify their voices–drew cheers. | "We are sick, we are homeless, we are separated from our families, and we will keep coming back until everyone has housing, voting rights, clean water, peace, and justice!" said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, who, along with Rev. Barber, co-chairs the campaign, which
truthout.org/articles/poor-peoples-campaign-caps-off-40-days-of-action/

Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future
Bie Kentane | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
For more than two decades of war, foreign occupation and economic sanctions, Iraqi children have been subjected to grave violations of human rights.
globalresearch.ca/iraqi-children-deprived-rights-stolen-future/5326552

Is Donald Trump a Liar? Maybe Not — And That's When It Really Gets Scary
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Our president says blatantly false things all day long. For him, they all serve a large and terrible truth | There was and is no law requiring the children of undocumented immigrants to be taken away from their parents at the border. There is no crime wave caused by immigrants in Germany. (That nation's historically low crime rate has fallen recently, and as in the United States immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. ) There was no measurable number of illegal votes cast in the 2016 election. Donald Trump's inauguration did not draw the largest crowds in history, and in his first year he did not sign more legislation than any other president. (Indeed, he ranked last among post-World War II presidents. )Do you want me to go on? I definitely don't. But how are we to categorize Trump as. . .
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Obama's Russia Expert Explains the 'Giant Gap' Between Trump's Policies and His Friendship with Putin
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Former U. S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U. S. -Russia relations got this way | Michael McFaul served as Barack Obama's ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and before that on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. He is also a distinguished academic, who specializes in Russian affairs and America's bilateral relationship with Russia, and used his years of scholarship to help Obama develop his "Russian reset" policy. That policy, you may recall, was Obama's much-maligned attempt to put the United States on a better footing in its post-Cold War relationship with Russia. It may be strange to recall that there was a time when Republicans criticized a Democratic president for trying to improve America's relationship with Russia, instead of it being the other way around.
alternet.org/obamas-russia-expert-explains-giant-gap-between-trumps-policies-and-his-friendship-putin

War and the Refugee Crisis: The Western Powers Which Bomb Enemy Nations Are Rejecting Their Refugees
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
The very giants that bomb and reduce alleged enemy nations to rubble are unfortunately the major destinations for the refugees fleeing wars. With the facts behind global aggressions unfolding, the incursions and preemptive strikes under different pretexts are no longer …
globalresearch.ca/war-and-the-refugee-crisis-the-western-powers-which-bomb-enemy-nations-are-rejecting-their-refugees/5637634

Suppressing US War Crimes: The Cold War Denial Machine Lives On
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
A shadowy chapter of US Cold War history involving germ warfare allegations in 1952 recently played out in the New York Review of Books: In February, Michael Ignatieff, former Canadian politician and international political scholar, wrote a movie review of Errol Morris's recent six-part Netflix docudrama, "Wormwood." | "Wormwood" investigates the mysterious 1953 death of a top US germ war scientist and CIA employee, Frank Olson. Olson was bludgeoned on the back of the head and "dropped" from the 13th floor window of his Manhattan hotel room under orders from his CIA bosses, according to his son, Eric Olson. The US government was at that time very actively engaged in an international denial effort to brand claims of widespread US biological warfare use during the Korean War as communist propaganda. As a top scientist at the Army Chemical Corp's biological warfare…
truthout.org/articles/suppressing-us-war-crimes-the-cold-war-denial-machine-lives-on/

"The Israeli Dream": The Criminal Roadmap Towards "Greater Israel"?
Felicity Arbuthnot | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
The concept of a "Greater Israel" according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching "'From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan which seeks the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.
globalresearch.ca/the-israeli-dream-the-criminal-roadmap-towards-greater-israel/5391839

How Donald Trump's Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here's a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? | What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America's borders a goal worth seeking? And what would be left in a future fragmented international economic system marked by tit-for-tat tariffs, travel restrictions, and hyper-nationalism? Ultimately, how will such a world affect regular people? | Let's cut through all of this for the moment and ask one crucial question about our present cult-of-personality era in American politics: Other than accumulating more wealth and influence for himself, his children, and the Trump family empire, what's Donald J. Trump's end game as president? If his goal is…
truthdig.com/articles/how-donald-trumps-trade-wars-could-lead-to-a-great-depression/

Refugee Crisis: Manufactured Migrants Are Tools in U.S. Empire's 'Grand Chessboard'
Barrie Zwicker | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
First published in June 2017 | The refugee crisis in Europe, the largest seen since World War 2, is no accident. | Former U.S. State Department official J. Michael Springmann addresses this verboten subject in his just-released second book Goodbye Europe? Hello, …
globalresearch.ca/refugee-crisis-manufactured-migrants-are-tools-in-u-s-empires-grand-chessboard/5596706

ICE Detention Is 'Soul-Destroying': Eritrean Immigrant Dies by Suicide After US Deports Him
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. | An Eritrean man took his own life after being deported from the United States earlier this month. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. Testfatsion sought asylum in the United States in 2017, fleeing violence in Eritrea. He spent more than a year detained in South Florida and Ohio before he was deported. Friends and family are demanding to know why he was deported to Eritrea, despite his fears that he would be tortured or even killed there. We speak with Christine Ho, founder of a volunteer visitation program that provides support for immigrants and asylum-seekers inside Broward Transitional Center, the immigrant detention center in South Florida where Testfatsion was jailed for more than a year. TRANSCRIPTAMY. . .
alternet.org/ice-detention-soul-destroying-eritrean-immigrant-dies-suicide-after-us-deports-him

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians
INA | imemc.org | 2018-06-24
The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December …
imemc.org/article/al-mezan-israel-entrenches-its-illegal-annexation-of-jerusalem-and-the-forcible-transfer-of-palestinians/

The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar'
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
Of relevance to the ongoing currency war, first published in November 2017 | One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder …
globalresearch.ca/a-currency-war-will-escalate-as-chinas-petro-yuan-is-set-to-challenge-the-u-s-military-backed-petro-dollar/5616456

A Continuous Thread Runs Through US History: Hucksterism
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
Donald Trump may seem like a cruel huckster who deviates from a status quo of centrism in the United States. However, argues Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, Trump is really the apotheosis of a long history of delusion and fantasy in the US. | Mark Karlin: What were some of the first examples of the "conjuring of America"? | Kurt Andersen: America was a blank slate for conjuring from the start in the early 1600s. The English settlers were people passionately convinced of various exciting untruths. In Massachusetts, they were religious zealots — an extreme faction of an extreme faction (Puritans) of a new religion (Protestantism) who imagined they were God's chosen people sent to the New World to create a theocracy, wage wars on Satan's agents (Native people, witches) and await Jesus's return. In Virginia, they were …
truthout.org/articles/a-continuous-thread-runs-through-us-history-hucksterism/

Let Them Know: °Niños, No Están Solos!
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
They chanted, they held signs, and they sang Mexican lullabies. At times, they screamed as loud as they could: " °Niños, no están solos!" ("Children, you are not alone"), hoping those inside the warehouse-turned-prison would hear them. | That was the scene on Father's Day as more than 100 people gathered for an emergency rally outside the Ursula Immigration Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on the border with Mexico, about an hour's drive west of the Gulf of Mexico. | In an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of activists from places as far away as New York and North Carolina made the trip to the Rio Grande Valley and joined local organizers and community members to bear witness as families continued to be torn apart at the border. | During the days since, outrage at the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has
truthout.org/articles/let-them-know-ninos-no-estan-solos/

Settlers Erect Bus Stop on Palestinian Land in Hebron
INA | imemc.org | 2018-06-24
Israeli settlers, on Sunday, placed a wooden barracks in Tel Rumeida area, in the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron, to be used as a bus stop. Witnesses said, according to WAFA, that settlers, backed by a military force, placed the wooden barracks on land belonging to Palestinian locals …
imemc.org/article/settlers-erect-bus-stop-on-palestinian-land-in-hebron/

Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
US military threats are required to sustain the continued hegemony of the US Dollar System…
globalresearch.ca/crisis-of-the-u-s-dollar-system/3482

Kushner touts 'deal' to Palestinians as Middle East peace process in tatters after US Embassy move
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
US President Donald Trump's special adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been touting a US-designed peace deal to Palestinians "soon" to be revealed after the US Embassy's move to Jerusalem derailed relations in the region.
rt.com/usa/430693-kushner-meeting-abbas-peace-plan/

US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War.
rt.com/usa/430709-us-korea-soldiers-repatriations/

South Carolina Congressional Runoff Signals a Pro-Palestine Shift Among Democrats
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-06-24
Foreign policy isn't exactly Congress's strong suit. | Few lawmakers enter the legislature prepared to debate the ins and outs of arms transfers, trade, or international aid. On issues of war and peace, Congress has more or less abdicated its historical oversight responsibility, choosing instead to defer to the executive branch. But despite its hands-off approach, Congress has rarely been afraid to weigh in when it comes to Israel. | Bills advocating additional military aid to Israel typically sail through the House and Senate, and one-sided resolutions taking Israel's position almost always pass with a near-majority of congressional support. In fact, one of the biggest taboos on Capitol Hill has been dissenting from lockstep support for the Israeli government. Former President Barack Obama even chose to justify his continued support for Israel military action during the Gaza war in…
theintercept.com/2018/06/24/mal-hyman-south-carolina-7th-congressional-district-palestine/

The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing
NJSD | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
In my recent report on the death toll in America's post-9/11 wars, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and hostile military occupation of their country. But opinion polls in …
globalresearch.ca/the-persistent-myth-of-us-precision-bombing/5645122

An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
An implicit coalition of corporate media, Democratic partisans and others loyal to the national security state are actively hostile to any agreement that would endanger the continuation of the 70-year-old Cold War between the United States and North Korea. | The …
globalresearch.ca/an-elite-coalition-emerges-against-a-trump-kim-agreement/5645095

Yemen War: Iranian Navy Dispatches Warships to Gulf of Aden
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
On June 21, the Iranian Navy dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where a fierce battle is ongoing between the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) and the Saudi-led coalition for the port city of al-Hudaydah….
globalresearch.ca/yemen-war-iranian-navy-dispatches-warships-to-gulf-of-aden/5645080

Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No 'Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed' by Their Husbands' Wars?
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
Consumer advocate puts check on Laura Bush and Michelle Obama for selective criticism when it comes to kids harmed by brutal U. S. policies | Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration's cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families. "Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere," he tweeted. As it's signed "-R," it was written by Nader himself, rather than his staff who often tweet on his behalf. The tweet follows an op-edpublished Sunday at the Washington Post in which Bush took aim at Trump's "zero tolerance"
alternet.org/ralph-nader-asks-former-first-ladies-why-no-heartfelt-concern-tens-thousands-children-killed-or

Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-23
In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…
mintpressnews.com/supreme-court-warrantless-cellphone-tracking/244633/

A Call for the NDP to Withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, …
globalresearch.ca/a-call-for-the-ndp-to-withdraw-from-the-canada-israel-interparliamentary-group/5645112

Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara
Haye Kesteloo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month …
globalresearch.ca/militarization-of-the-african-continent-the-u-s-is-building-a-massive-110-million-drone-base-in-the-sahara/5637811

In Exile: A Family Film–Refugees from the Spanish Civil War
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
An unusual documentary was recently released that traces the journey of the filmmaker's grandparents and parents to Mexico in 1939 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/exil-j23.html

Trump threatens to escalate trade war with Europe
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
Central bankers at a meeting in Sintra, Portugal, voiced their concerns about the developing global trade war.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/tari-j23.html

Democrats back massive Pentagon budget for war and repression
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
Democrats voted overwhelmingly for a bill to vastly expand the US nuclear arsenal, authorize Trump's planned military parade, and keep the Guantanamo Bay prison camp open.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/pers-j23.html

Force-Feeding, Fasting, and Big Macs: the Doublespeak of Food at Guantánamo
Miriam Pensack | theintercept.com | 2018-06-23
At a media tour of Joint Task Force Guantánamo Bay this week, reporters were escorted not through interrogation rooms or military tribunals, but through kitchens. It might make sense that the military is eager to show off what it sees as humane living conditions for the detainees, while steering attention away from Guantánamo's legacy as a site of torture and human rights abuses. But the quotidian subject matter of food preparation and logistics provides a window into how the 16-year mission at GTMO, as it's known in military shorthand, is settling into permanence. | According to JTF Guantánamo Commander Rear Adm. John Ring, that mission has shifted from "expeditionary" to "enduring" since President Donald Trump's January 30 executive order mandating the continuation of detainment procedures at the military prison — a sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama's unfulfilled campaign pledge to close…
theintercept.com/2018/06/23/guantanamo-bay-force-feeding-fasting/

With UAW complicity, layoffs take effect at GM Lordstown Complex in Ohio
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
The elimination of some 1,500 jobs at the Lordstown plant will have a devastating impact in the Youngstown-Warren region, which already struggles with high levels of poverty.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/lord-j23.html

US Navy planning to build military camps to jail 120,000 immigrants
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
The government is preparing massive military detention camps where immigrants–and ultimately opponents of the government–will be kept in "austere" conditions.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/immi-j23.html

Ontario's Ford-led government initiates class-war assault
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-23
As a down payment on its plans to slash public services, Ontario's incoming Conservative government has imposed a public sector hiring freeze.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/onta-j23.html

Restaurant owner kicks Sarah Sanders out, sparks online review war
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-23
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a restaurant in Virginia on Friday, sparking a raging battle of one- and five-star reviews for the premises online from vying political factions.
rt.com/usa/430664-sarah-sanders-restaurant-virginia/

Star Wars Redux: Trump's Space Force
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
If Donald Trump gets his way on formation of a Space Force, the heavens would become a war zone. Inevitably, there would be military conflict in space. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which designates space as the global commons to be used for peaceful purposes–and of which Russia and China, as well as the United States, are parties–and the years of work facilitating the treaty since would be wasted.
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/star-wars-redux-trumps-space-force/

The Nuclear Status Quo
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
Peace, love and Donald Trump? I get the skepticism regarding the tentative nuclear disarmament agreement the president and Kim Jong-un reached last week, but not the cynicism — not the outright dismissal. It's too easy to hate Trump, but he isn't the point. In his reckless unpredictability — in his lust for applause and desperation…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/the-nuclear-status-quo/

Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-22
The anti-war movement, once strong under Bush, died under Obama, and still is weak under Trump. TRNN's Ben Norton speaks with CODEPINK's Ariel Gold about the power of the military-industrial complex and the campaign to stop the US-Saudi assault on Yemen | The post Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump? appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/why-is-the-anti-war-movement-still-so-weak-under-trump

How Trump's Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression
Nomi Prins | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here's a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America's borders a…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/how-trumps-trade-wars-could-lead-to-a-great-depression/

A Reduction of Economic Warfare and Bombing Might Help
Don Qaswa | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
My colleagues at Lancet have provided me with the information given below. Elaboration on all statistics can be provided, upon request. Suicide is a worldwide public health problem, with 800 000 recorded suicides per year, and an estimated 16 million episodes of self-harm per year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15–29 year olds,…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/a-reduction-of-economic-warfare-and-bombing-might-help/

The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance
Paul Craig Roberts | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-22
Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation. | The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off of US taxpayers, while parents are prosecuted for illegal entry, woke even self-satisfied "exceptional and indispensable" Americans out of their stupor. It is a mystery that the Trump regime chose to discredit its border enforcement policy by separating families. Perhaps the policy was intended to deter illegal immigration by sending the message that if you come to America your children will be taken from you. | The question is: How is it that Americans can see and reject the inhumane border control policy and not see the inhumanity of family…
mintpressnews.com/entire-western-world-lives-cognitive-dissonance/244606/

Trump's War on Sex
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
In May, Pres. Donald Trump gave the keynote speech for the Susan B. Anthony List annual "Campaign for Life," a gathering tosupport political candidates who oppose abortion. "When I ran for office, I pledged to stand for life," he proclaimed. "And as president, that's exactly what I've done. And I have kept my promise, and I think everybody here understands that fully."
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/trumps-war-on-sex/

Nilay Patel on AT&T/Time Warner Ruling, Sam Menefee-Libey on J20 Update
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-06-22
Media…
fair.org/home/nilay-patel-on-att-time-warner-ruling-sam-menefee-libey-on-j20-update/

End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem. On June 11, Italy's new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship, carrying 629 refugees and economic migrants, from docking at its…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/end-the-wars-to-halt-the-refugee-crisis/

Pro-War Media Deserve Slamming, Not Sainthood
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
The media nowadays are busy congratulating themselves for their vigorous criticism of Donald Trump. To exploit that surge of sanctimony, Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg rushed out The Post, a movie depicting an epic press battle with the Nixon administration. Critics raved over the film, which the New York Post enthusiastically labeled "journalism porn of the highest order."
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/pro-war-media-deserve-slamming-not-sainthood/

The new revolution in socialism: LGBTQ rights in Vietnam and Cuba
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-22
Vietnam and Cuba, two countries that often receive a lot of flak in the mainstream corporate press (especially when it comes to conversations around human rights and political liberties) have been inching down the road toward LGBTQ equality lately. Like most modern societies, both Vietnam and Cuba have spotty or even downright regressive histories when …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-new-revolution-in-socialism-lgbtq-rights-in-vietnam-and-cuba/

WaPo Can't Believe White Supremacist Senate Candidate Really Means It
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-06-22
Washington Post ( 6/15/18) takes on Corey Stewart and his "combative style." | A few things about Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart: | He described as "one of my personal heroes" Wisconsin congressional candidate and self-described "pro-White Christian" Paul Nehlen, who suggests deporting all Muslims, and whose overt and various hatreds have led Breitbart to break ties with him, along with a Twitter ban. | Stewart joined his endorser Jason Kessler at a rally for Kessler's group, Unity and Security for America, last year. Kessler, of course, was the organizer of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, with the Nazi salutes and the "blood and soil" chanting, and the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. After the Charlottesville rally, Stewart declared there was "no reason to apologize." | A self-described "proud Southerner" who was born and raised in…
fair.org/home/wapo-cant-believe-white-supremacist-senate-candidate-really-means-it/

Trump, North Korea, and the Death of IR Theory
Mir Alikhan | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
The dominant theme in media commentary regarding President Trump's foreign policy has been his unpredictability. While this carries relatively innocuous implications, as far as the women entangled in his sexual dalliances are concerned, the double-dutch policy towards the recently concluded summit with North Korea has the potential to ignite a serious violent conflict among major…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/trump-north-korea-and-the-death-of-ir-theory/

Slow Suicide and the Abandonment of the World
Edward Curtin | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-22
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