Monthly Archives: July 2019

2019-07-31: News Headlines

Rick Sterling (2019-07-31). Tulsi Gabbard vs Google Goliath. dissidentvoice.org Introduction The Tulsi Gabbard presidential campaign has filed a major law suit against Google. This article outlines the main points of the law suit and evidence the the social media giant Google has quietly acquired enormous influence on public perceptions and has been actively censoring alternative viewpoints. Tulsi Now vs Google Tulsi Now, Inc vs …

Rick Sterling (2019-07-31). Tulsi Gabbard vs Google Goliath. globalresearch.ca Introduction | The Tulsi Gabbard presidential campaign has filed a major lawsuit against Google. This article outlines the main points of the lawsuit and evidence the the social media giant Google has quietly acquired enormous influence on public perceptions and has …

Gregory Glover (2019-07-31). Mauna Kea Protectors Get Assist From the Weather Gods. truthdig.com The protectors of Hawaii's Mauna Kea are getting a timely assist from Mother Nature. | Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday lifted the July 17 emergency order that supercharged protests against construction of a giant telescope at the 13,803-foot summit of Mauna Kea, which native Hawaiians consider sacred ground. Ige said the approach of a pair of hurricanes helped convince him to cancel the order. | In the coming week, hurricanes Erick and Flossie are expected to pass close to the Big Island, home to Mauna Kea.

South Front (2019-07-31). Video: Syrian Army Advancing in Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca On the evening of July 28 the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies renewed their advance on militant positions in northern Hama. In the ensuing series of clashes, government troops eliminated at least 5 units of …

South Front (2019-07-31). Video: The War on Syria and the Next Loop of the Great Game. globalresearch.ca After the defeat of ISIS, the war in Syria entered a low intensity phase. However, the conflict is in no way near its end and the country remains one of the main points of instability around the world. | In August …

Editor (2019-07-31). Food security vs. 'border security'. workers.org As the whole world knows by now, Trump has launched major racist attacks on four congress members known as the "Squad" over the past couple of weeks. He ordered the women to "go back where they came from." Trump targeted the four because of their courageous and outspoken public criticism . . . | Continue reading Food security vs. 'border security' at Workers.org

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2019-07-31). As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen's Houthis Turn to Russia for Support. globalresearch.ca Houthi attempts to engage the UN to broker a peaceful solution to the war on Yemen have stalled. Now, out of options, the movement may have found a willing partner in Moscow. | *** | Yemen's Houthi movement has reacted with concern …

George Ochenski (2019-07-31). What's Wrong with Corey Stapleton? counterpunch.org Three shocking events concerning foreign interference in state and national elections were revealed last week. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report detailing "unprecedented" Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election in all 50 states; Robert Mueller testified before two House committees that Russia and other foreign nations were "doing it [election inference] as we sit here, More

Staff (2019-07-31). Senate Confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations. truthdig.com The current ambassador to Canada and major GOP donor is confirmed, 56-34, to fill the diplomatic position vacant for more than seven months.

John Nichols (2019-07-31). Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All. thenation.com Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-31). Publishing Stolen Material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and Freedom of Speech. globalresearch.ca It may well be a finding of some implication should Julian Assange find his way into the beastly glory that is the US justice system. In its efforts to rope in President Donald Trump's election campaign, Wikileaks, Assange and …

Staff (2019-07-31). DNC Won't Create Oversight Panel to Review the Millions It Spends. truthdig.com This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | A proposal to bring unprecedented oversight to the way that the Democratic National Committee spends the billion dollars it raises between presidential elections was rejected by the DNC Rules and Bylaw Committee Tuesday, after a spirited debate highlighting that there is no independent oversight reporting back to the DNC's 450 members. | The decision did not come without some Rules Committee members saying that the oversight issue was legitimate. But they di…

Kate Zeller (2019-07-31). Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico. indybay.org The Government of Puerto Rico began distribution of emergency disaster food assistance Monday. In May, Congress approved $600 million for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) as part of disaster relief measures to benefit Americans recovering from disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-31). Socialist Analysis & Discussion – The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose…

RT (2019-07-31). No, YOU are 'Russian asset': Meme war turns tables on Washington Post. rt.com With the Washington Post stuck in a mud-slinging meme war with Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, the capital's paper of record has found itself on the receiving end of internet trolls' meme-cannons.

San Francisco-Bay Area Veterans For Peace (2019-07-31). Vigil to Expose Monsanto. indybay.org Union Square, Downtown San Francisco. Bordered by Geary Blvd. and Post Street; and Powell and Stockton Street.

The Canary (2019-07-31). Failure to hold Irish reunification vote after no-deal Brexit 'unthinkable'. thecanary.co A failure to hold a vote on Irish reunification in the event of a no-deal Brexit is "unthinkable", Sinn Féin has told Boris Johnson.Party president Mary Lou McDonald and senior colleagues pressed the case for a border poll during a bilateral meeting with the prime minister at Stormont.Under the terms of the Good Friday peace accord of 1998, the incumbent Northern Ireland secretary must call a referendum on ending partition if there is evidence of a shift of public opinion in the region in favour of Irish unity.Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and deputy leader Michelle O'Neill after speaking to…

Arabi Souri (2019-07-30). Trump's Coalition Commits New Massacre in Syria's Deir Ezzor Countryside. globalresearch.ca The illegal coalition led by the United States of America outside the United Nations and without the approval of the Syrian state added a new massacre to its long list of ugly crimes against the Syrian people today by bombing …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-30). US Stealing Syrian Oil. Controls About 30% of Syrian Territory. globalresearch.ca Imperial adventurism is grand theft on a global scale — seizing, controlling, and looting the resources of targeted nations, along with exploiting their people. | Operating from illegally constructed military bases in northern and southern parts of Syria, platforms for war …

John Bachtell (2019-07-30). Defeating the extreme right — An opening for transformative change. peoplesworld.org This is part 5 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Illinois, June 21-23, 2019. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …

United Nations (2019-07-30). 'Do something'; UN relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding 'in front of your eyes'. un.org Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to "carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone" of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, in his seventh update since the "current onslaught" began.

teleSUR (2019-07-30). One Sector Blocks Peace in Colombia: Ex-FARC Guerrilla Leader. telesurenglish.net Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londoño, the leader of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group, said in an interview with EFE that one economic power sector was blocking the peace achieved after half a century of war in Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombian Social Leader Shot a Day After Global March Against Activists' Killings | Despite signing the peace agreement on Nov. 24, 2016, he said it did not achieve "a complete peace and, unfortunately, there still…

Staff (2019-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2019. democracynow.org Gilroy, CA Shooter Touted White Supremacist Text, Posted Racist Content Before Massacre, Trump Renews Attacks on Rep. Cummings, Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Senate Fails to Override Trump Vetoes on Bills Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Air Raids Kill At Least 10 in Northern Yemen, 5 Teenage Students Killed by Security Forces in Sudan, Brazil: At Least 57 Killed in Prison Riot, 164 Environmental Activists Killed in 2018, Indigenous Activists Protest Real Estate Development in New Zealand, Greenland's Ice Sheet at Risk of Record Melting, CNN and MSNBC to Host Climate Crisis-Centered Events, Kamala Harris R…

Staff (2019-07-30). Trump's Intelligence Pick Is 'Least Qualified … Ever,' Senator Says. truthdig.com Sen. Ron Wyden issued a scathing statement late Monday warning that President Donald Trump's pick to serve as director of national intelligence is so unqualified that he could put lives at risk. | Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), an ardent Trump loyalist, "is the most partisan and least qualified individual ever nominated to serve as director of national intelligence," said Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Trump Claims Iran has Never Won a War in New Twitter Rant. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday evening that Iran had never won a war, adding that they had also "never lost a negotiation. | RELATED: | US Senate Fails to Overturn Trump's Veto on Saudi Weapons Ban | "Just remember, the Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!" | Trump' would not elaborate after this bizarre tweet, but his remarks seem to follow U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest rant about Iran's unwillingness to hold talks with the Ameri…

Staff (2019-07-30). Trump's Intelligence Director Nominee Is a Defense Industry Favorite. truthout.org | | Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), congressman from one of the most conservative districts in the country, will be the next director of national intelligence pending Senate confirmation, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Sunday. | The Texas representative is seen as more ideologically aligned with Trump than his predecessor, Dan Coats, who came into conflict with the president over issues including North K…

Amy Goodman (2019-07-30). Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy" nationofchange.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…

Yetta Stein (2019-07-30). Trump's Disregard for Public Lands and Outdoor Heritage: Releases Management Plan for Illegally Reduced Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration released a management plan for the illegally reduced areas of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah today. With Congressional recess right around the corner, the timed release of the proposed management plans and Final Environmental Impact Statement …

Trevor Aaronson (2019-07-30). Trump's Pick for Top Intelligence Job Bragged of Experience as Terror Prosecutor — But He Doesn't Have Any. theintercept.com Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe has long exaggerated his role in the Holy Land prosecution as a way of bolstering his national security bona fides.

Staff (2019-07-30). Trump Administration, Democrats Make Progress on New NAFTA. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, most recently on Friday, and both sides say they are making progress toward a deal that would …

RT (2019-07-30). 'Moscow Mitch' sells out to the Kremlin: Same old voter access debate with Russian dressing. rt.com Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been labeled a "Russian asset," and "Moscow Mitch" after he blocked a raft of election security bills, which in fact contain old partisan sticking points.

RT (2019-07-30). Dismissed! Judge throws out Democrat lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia & WikiLeaks. rt.com Arguments by the Democratic National Committee in a lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign over the 2016 election were "entirely divorced" from facts, a federal judge in New York said as he threw out the case.

Global Research News (2019-07-30). Selected Articles: Billionaires Invest in Outer Space. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-30). Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment to 'Wipe Clean the Dark Stain' of Citizens United. commondreams.org Supporters of congressional Democrats' proposed Democracy for All constitutional amendment, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, said Tuesday that the proposal represents a much-needed step in ending the outsize influence wealthy corporations have on U.S. elections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11651506911.jpg

RT (2019-07-30). Not a drill: Hawaii missile false alarm caused surge in anxiety with lasting effects, report says. rt.com A false alarm 'incoming missile' alert sent to people in Hawaii in January 2018 had a lasting effect on anxiety levels, a new study has shown. People who were less anxious beforehand were most affected by the incident.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-30). Led by Ted Cruz, GOP Senators Call on Trump to Bypass Congress to Give Rich Americans Another Tax Cut. commondreams.org "This is the GOP long con in a nutshell. Trump blazes away with raw and hideous racism. Meanwhile, he and his party look for ways to ship yachtloads of cash to the super wealthy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ted_cruz_tax_cut.jpg

RT (2019-07-30). Rules changed mid-game: Andrew Yang campaign slams DNC for debate disqualification. rt.com Andrew Yang has confirmed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has rejected a poll he submitted to qualify for the presidential debate in September, and his supporters are crying foul play.

WSWS (2019-07-30). Trump names ultra-right congressman as intelligence chief. wsws.org Trump named Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who resigned effective August 15.

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-07-30). Can Biden or Any Democrat Avoid a Brokered Convention? counterpunch.org My #10at10 2020 Democratic Primary Model is now live. It includes delegate projections down to the state and Congressional District level (State Senate District in Texas) for every state voting from the Iowa Caucus on February 3rd through to Super Tuesday, when thirteen states vote a month later. The Model uses a variety of factors in More

Staff (2019-07-29). Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords. democracynow.org Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in more than 50 cities and towns across Colombia to protest a surge of lethal attacks on indigenous, Afro-Colombian and environmental leaders in recent years. Solidarity marches were held in dozens of cities around the world, from Mexico City to Athens. In 2016, the Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a historic peace accord to move the country forward after a half-century of armed conflict. But since then, nearly 500 human rights activists, many from the Afro-Colombian community, have been killed, targeted for their work combating illegal m…

Staff (2019-07-29). Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy" democracynow.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…

Rose Ramirez, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad (2019-07-29). Trump housing proposal on mixed status families could evict 55,000 kids. peoplesworld.org In 1968, just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA. The law secured everyone's right to housing regardless of race, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they're renting, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance—including applying for …

Fight Back (2019-07-29). Nicaragua celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution. fightbacknews.org Managua, Nicaragua – On July 19, 500,000 Nicaraguans filled Managua's Plaza de la Fe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and Nicaragua's liberation from the U.S.-imposed Somoza dictatorship. | President Daniel Ortega, Vice President Rosario Murillo, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and international representatives electrified the crowd – many in attendance had traveled hours in packed caravans from all over the country – with calls for peace, continued economic and social progress, and the defense of Nicaraguan sovereignty in the face of U.S. aggression.

Howie Hawkins (2019-07-29). Nuclear Disarmament Should Be a Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored. dissidentvoice.org Two years ago on July 7, 2017, 122 nations approved the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of NuclearWeapons (TPNW). The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for spearheading this achievement. Few Americans are aware of it and none of the major presidential candidates are informing …

If Americans Knew (2019-07-29). The Israel Anti-Boycott Act: The Bill that Could Imprison "Israel Boycotters" for 20 years. globalresearch.ca In a recent post on the Mondoweiss website, Journalist Philip Weiss examines the Israel Anti-Boycott Act that would punish those boycotting Israel with a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years …

ACLU (2019-07-29). Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues. aclu.org The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…

RT (2019-07-29). Not just Baltimore: American cities have a HUGE rat problem. rt.com Amid the war of words between President Donald Trump and Congressman Elijah Cummings over tweets about Baltimore, an uncomfortable truth is emerging: many American cities have a problem with rats, lots of them.

Turkish Minute (2019-07-28). Turkey Mulling (Another) Military Operation in Northeastern Syria. theantimedia.com (TM) — Turkey's top military brass and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar held a security meeting on Thursday and discussed a potential military operation in northeastern Syria, immediately after three days of talks with a US delegation over setting up a safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Anadolu news agency reported that the meeting took place …

Staff (2019-07-28). Hawaii Protectors Block the TMT Telescope to Respect Tradition and Science. therealnews.com What are the implications of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that is at the center of the growing protest in Hawaii for indigenous Hawaiians, and for science? We discuss the issue with Katie Kamelamela, who is informing the conversation in Hawaii…

Sarah Aziza (2019-07-27). A Syrian Mother's Letter to Her Daughter, "For Sama" Shows War in an Unusually Intimate Light. theintercept.com For the majority of Western audiences, the region known as "the Middle East" is conceived as a vast swath of constant and inscrutable chaos. In this imagination, diverse conflicts, insurgencies, and civilian revolutions are flattened into a single horrorscape, represented by ubiquitous images of billowing smoke and colorless destruction. Violence, it would appear, is endemic to the region, as natural and inevitable as the endless, hostile desert. | This lack of historicity — and subsequent denial of responsibility — can be partly blamed on Western media that rewards sensationalist, reductionist headli…

2019-07-31: Social Media Postees

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Video: Syrian Army Advancing in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
On the evening of July 28 the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies renewed their advance on militant positions in northern Hama. In the ensuing series of clashes, government troops eliminated at least 5 units of …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-advancing-northern-hama/5685213

Video: Syrian Army Advancing in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
On the evening of July 28 the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies renewed their advance on militant positions in northern Hama. In the ensuing series of clashes, government troops eliminated at least 5 units of …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-advancing-northern-hama/5685213

Video: The War on Syria and the Next Loop of the Great Game
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
After the defeat of ISIS, the war in Syria entered a low intensity phase. However, the conflict is in no way near its end and the country remains one of the main points of instability around the world. | In August | …
globalresearch.ca/video-syria-2018-2019-next-loop-great-game/5685124

Tulsi Gabbard vs Google Goliath
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
Introduction | The Tulsi Gabbard presidential campaign has filed a major lawsuit against Google. This article outlines the main points of the lawsuit and evidence the the social media giant Google has quietly acquired enormous influence on public perceptions and has …
globalresearch.ca/tulsi-gabbard-vs-google-goliath/5685139

Tulsi Gabbard vs Google Goliath
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-31
Introduction The Tulsi Gabbard presidential campaign has filed a major law suit against Google. This article outlines the main points of the law suit and evidence the the social media giant Google has quietly acquired enormous influence on public perceptions and has been actively censoring alternative viewpoints. Tulsi Now vs Google Tulsi Now, Inc vs …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/tulsi-gabbard-vs-google-goliath/

As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen's Houthis Turn to Russia for Support
Ahmed AbdulKareem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
Houthi attempts to engage the UN to broker a peaceful solution to the war on Yemen have stalled. Now, out of options, the movement may have found a willing partner in Moscow. | *** | Yemen's Houthi movement has reacted with concern …
globalresearch.ca/us-beefs-up-military-presence-gulf-yemen-houthis-turn-russia-support/5685195

What's Wrong with Corey Stapleton?
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
Three shocking events concerning foreign interference in state and national elections were revealed last week. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report detailing "unprecedented" Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election in all 50 states; Robert Mueller testified before two House committees that Russia and other foreign nations were…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/whats-wrong-with-corey-stapleton/

Senate Confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-31
The current ambassador to Canada and major GOP donor is confirmed, 56-34, to fill the diplomatic position vacant for more than seven months.
truthdig.com/articles/senate-confirms-kelly-craft-as-u-s-ambassador-to-united-nations/

Food security vs. 'border security'
Editor | workers.org | 2019-07-31
As the whole world knows by now, Trump has launched major racist attacks on four congress members known as the "Squad" over the past couple of weeks. He ordered the women to "go back where they came from." Trump targeted the four because of their courageous and outspoken public criticism . . . | Continue reading Food security vs. 'border security' at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/30/food-security-vs-border-security/

Mauna Kea Protectors Get Assist From the Weather Gods
Gregory Glover | truthdig.com | 2019-07-31
The protectors of Hawaii's Mauna Kea are getting a timely assist from Mother Nature. | Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday lifted the July 17 emergency order that supercharged protests against construction of a giant telescope at the 13,803-foot summit of Mauna Kea, which native Hawaiians consider sacred ground. Ige said the approach of a pair of hurricanes helped convince him to cancel the order. | In the coming week, hurricanes Erick and Flossie are expected to pass close to the Big Island, home to Mauna Kea.
truthdig.com/articles/mauna-kea-protectors-get-an-assist-from-the-weather-gods/

DNC Won't Create Oversight Panel to Review the Millions It Spends
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-31
This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | A proposal to bring unprecedented oversight to the way that the Democratic National Committee spends the billion dollars it raises between presidential elections was rejected by the DNC Rules and Bylaw Committee Tuesday, after a spirited debate highlighting that there is no independent oversight reporting back to the DNC's 450 members. | The decision did not come without some Rules Committee members saying that the oversight issue was legitimate. But they di…
truthdig.com/articles/dnc-wont-create-oversight-panel-to-review-the-millions-it-spends/

Publishing Stolen Material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and Freedom of Speech
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
It may well be a finding of some implication should Julian Assange find his way into the beastly glory that is the US justice system. In its efforts to rope in President Donald Trump's election campaign, Wikileaks, Assange and …
globalresearch.ca/publishing-stolen-material-wikileaks-dnc-freedom-speech/5685156

Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-07-31
Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All…
thenation.com/article/dnc-debate-2020-medicare-sanders-warren-cnn/

Vigil to Expose Monsanto
San Francisco-Bay Area Veterans For Peace | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
Union Square, Downtown San Francisco. Bordered by Geary Blvd. and Post Street; and Powell and Stockton Street.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/31/18825112.php

Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
The Government of Puerto Rico began distribution of emergency disaster food assistance Monday. In May, Congress approved $600 million for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) as part of disaster relief measures to benefit Americans recovering from disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/30/18825064.php

No, YOU are 'Russian asset': Meme war turns tables on Washington Post
rt.com | 2019-07-31
With the Washington Post stuck in a mud-slinging meme war with Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, the capital's paper of record has found itself on the receiving end of internet trolls' meme-cannons. | …
rt.com/usa/465431-trump-washington-post-russian-asset/

Failure to hold Irish reunification vote after no-deal Brexit 'unthinkable'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-31
A failure to hold a vote on Irish reunification in the event of a no-deal Brexit is "unthinkable", Sinn Féin has told Boris Johnson.Party president Mary Lou McDonald and senior colleagues pressed the case for a border poll during a bilateral meeting with the prime minister at Stormont.Under the terms of the Good Friday peace accord of 1998, the incumbent Northern Ireland secretary must call a referendum on ending partition if there is evidence of a shift of public opinion in the region in favour of Irish unity.Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and deputy leader Michelle O'Neill after speaking to…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/31/failure-to-hold-irish-reunification-vote-after-no-deal-brexit-unthinkable/

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/29/18825054.php

'Do something'; UN relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding 'in front of your eyes'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-30
Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to "carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone" of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, in his seventh update since the "current onslaught" began.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1043471

Trump's Coalition Commits New Massacre in Syria's Deir Ezzor Countryside
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-30
The illegal coalition led by the United States of America outside the United Nations and without the approval of the Syrian state added a new massacre to its long list of ugly crimes against the Syrian people today by bombing …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-coalition-commits-new-massacre-deir-ezzor-countryside/5685015

US Stealing Syrian Oil. Controls About 30% of Syrian Territory
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-30
Imperial adventurism is grand theft on a global scale — seizing, controlling, and looting the resources of targeted nations, along with exploiting their people. | Operating from illegally constructed military bases in northern and southern parts of Syria, platforms for war …
globalresearch.ca/us-stealing-syrian-oil-controls-about-30-of-syrian-territory/5685056

One Sector Blocks Peace in Colombia: Ex-FARC Guerrilla Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londoño, the leader of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group, said in an interview with EFE that one economic power sector was blocking the peace achieved after half a century of war in Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombian Social Leader Shot a Day After Global March Against Activists' Killings | Despite signing the peace agreement on Nov. 24, 2016, he said it did not achieve "a complete peace and, unfortunately, there still…
telesurenglish.net/news/One-Sector-Blocks-Peace-in-Colombia-Ex-FARC-Guerrilla-Leader-20190730-0022.html

Defeating the extreme right — An opening for transformative change
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-30
This is part 5 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Illinois, June 21-23, 2019. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
peoplesworld.org/article/defeating-the-extreme-right-an-opening-for-transformative-change/

Trump's Intelligence Director Nominee Is a Defense Industry Favorite
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-30
| Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), congressman from one of the most conservative districts in the country, will be the next director of national intelligence pending Senate confirmation, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Sunday. | The Texas representative is seen as more ideologically aligned with Trump than his predecessor, Dan Coats, who came into conflict with the president over issues including North K…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-intelligence-director-nominee-is-a-defense-industry-favorite/

Trump Claims Iran has Never Won a War in New Twitter Rant
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday evening that Iran had never won a war, adding that they had also "never lost a negotiation. | RELATED: | US Senate Fails to Overturn Trump's Veto on Saudi Weapons Ban | "Just remember, the Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!" | Trump' would not elaborate after this bizarre tweet, but his remarks seem to follow U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest rant about Iran's unwillingness to hold talks with the Ameri…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Claims-Iran-has-Never-Won-a-War-in-New-Twitter-Rant-20190730-0004.html

Can Biden or Any Democrat Avoid a Brokered Convention?
Doug Johnson Hatlem | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-30
My #10at10 2020 Democratic Primary Model is now live. It includes delegate projections down to the state and Congressional District level (State Senate District in Texas) for every state voting from the Iowa Caucus on February 3rd through to Super Tuesday, when thirteen states vote a month later. The Model uses a variety of factors in…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/30/can-biden-or-any-democrat-avoid-a-brokered-convention/

Trump's Intelligence Pick Is 'Least Qualified … Ever,' Senator Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-30
Sen. Ron Wyden issued a scathing statement late Monday warning that President Donald Trump's pick to serve as director of national intelligence is so unqualified that he could put lives at risk. | Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), an ardent Trump loyalist, "is the most partisan and least qualified individual ever nominated to serve as director of national intelligence," said Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-intelligence-pick-is-least-qualified-individual-ever-nominated-says-senator/

Trump's Disregard for Public Lands and Outdoor Heritage: Releases Management Plan for Illegally Reduced Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
Yetta Stein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-30
The Trump administration released a management plan for the illegally reduced areas of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah today. With Congressional recess right around the corner, the timed release of the proposed management plans and Final Environmental Impact Statement …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-disregard-for-public-lands-and-outdoor-heritage-releases-management-plan-for-illegally-reduced-bears-ears-national-monument-in-utah/5685070

Trump Administration, Democrats Make Progress on New NAFTA
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-30
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, most recently on Friday, and both sides say they are making progress toward a deal that would …
truthdig.com/articles/trump-administration-democrats-make-progress-on-new-nafta/

Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy"
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-30
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/30/baltimore-residents-trumps-attacks-on-the-city-are-rooted-in-racism-and-white-supremacy/

Trump's Pick for Top Intelligence Job Bragged of Experience as Terror Prosecutor — But He Doesn't Have Any
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-07-30
Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe has long exaggerated his role in the Holy Land prosecution as a way of bolstering his national security bona fides.
theintercept.com/2019/07/30/john-ratcliffe-director-of-national-intelligence/

San Diego rallies in solidarity with the Mauna Kea protectors
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-30
On July 27, several dozen people gathered at Mission Bay in San Diego to show solidarity with the current struggle taking place in Hawaii to defend Mauna Kea, a place considered sacred by the Hawaiian people.
liberationnews.org/san-diego-rallies-in-solidarity-with-the-mauna-kea-protectors/

Not a drill: Hawaii missile false alarm caused surge in anxiety with lasting effects, report says
rt.com | 2019-07-30
A false alarm 'incoming missile' alert sent to people in Hawaii in January 2018 had a lasting effect on anxiety levels, a new study has shown. People who were less anxious beforehand were most affected by the incident. | …
rt.com/usa/465400-hawaii-missile-anxiety-twitter/

Dismissed! Judge throws out Democrat lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia & WikiLeaks
rt.com | 2019-07-30
Arguments by the Democratic National Committee in a lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign over the 2016 election were "entirely divorced" from facts, a federal judge in New York said as he threw out the case. | …
rt.com/usa/465430-dnc-lawsuit-trump-russia-wikileaks/

Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment to 'Wipe Clean the Dark Stain' of Citizens United
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
Supporters of congressional Democrats' proposed Democracy for All constitutional amendment, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, said Tuesday that the proposal represents a much-needed step in ending the outsize influence wealthy corporations have on U.S. elections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11651506911.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/30/democrats-propose-constitutional-amendment-wipe-clean-dark-stain-citizens-united?cd-origin=rss

'Moscow Mitch' sells out to the Kremlin: Same old voter access debate with Russian dressing
rt.com | 2019-07-30
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been labeled a "Russian asset," and "Moscow Mitch" after he blocked a raft of election security bills, which in fact contain old partisan sticking points. | …
rt.com/usa/465415-moscow-mitch-mcconnell-bill/

Selected Articles: Billionaires Invest in Outer Space
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-30
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-space-lunacy/5685092

Rules changed mid-game: Andrew Yang campaign slams DNC for debate disqualification
rt.com | 2019-07-30
Andrew Yang has confirmed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has rejected a poll he submitted to qualify for the presidential debate in September, and his supporters are crying foul play. | …
rt.com/usa/465417-andrew-yang-poll-democratic-debate/

Led by Ted Cruz, GOP Senators Call on Trump to Bypass Congress to Give Rich Americans Another Tax Cut
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
"This is the GOP long con in a nutshell. Trump blazes away with raw and hideous racism. Meanwhile, he and his party look for ways to ship yachtloads of cash to the super wealthy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ted_cruz_tax_cut.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/30/led-ted-cruz-gop-senators-call-trump-bypass-congress-give-rich-americans-another-tax?cd-origin=rss

Trump names ultra-right congressman as intelligence chief
wsws.org | 2019-07-30
Trump named Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who resigned effective August 15.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/30/coat-j30.html

Nicaragua celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-29
Managua, Nicaragua – On July 19, 500,000 Nicaraguans filled Managua's Plaza de la Fe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and Nicaragua's liberation from the U.S.-imposed Somoza dictatorship. | President Daniel Ortega, Vice President Rosario Murillo, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and international representatives electrified the crowd – many in attendance had traveled hours in packed caravans from all over the country – with calls for peace, continued economic and social progress, and the defense of Nicaraguan sovereignty in the face of U.S. aggression.
fightbacknews.org/2019/7/28/nicaragua-celebrates-40th-anniversary-sandinista-popular-revolution

Nuclear Disarmament Should Be a Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored
Howie Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-29
Two years ago on July 7, 2017, 122 nations approved the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of NuclearWeapons (TPNW). The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for spearheading this achievement. Few Americans are aware of it and none of the major presidential candidates are informing …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/nuclear-disarmament-should-be-a-top-2020-campaign-issue-but-is-being-ignored/

Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-29
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in more than 50 cities and towns across Colombia to protest a surge of lethal attacks on indigenous, Afro-Colombian and environmental leaders in recent years. Solidarity marches were held in dozens of cities around the world, from Mexico City to Athens. In 2016, the Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a historic peace accord to move the country forward after a half-century of armed conflict. But since then, nearly 500 human rights activists, many from the Afro-Colombian community, have been killed, targeted for their work combating illegal m…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/29/colombia_protests_against_social_leader_assassinations

Trump housing proposal on mixed status families could evict 55,000 kids
Rose Ramirez, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-29
In 1968, just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA. The law secured everyone's right to housing regardless of race, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they're renting, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance–including applying for …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-housing-proposal-on-mixed-status-families-could-evict-55000-kids/

Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues
aclu.org | 2019-07-29
The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/supreme-court-order-no-big-victory-trumps-border-wall-fight-continues

Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-29
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/29/donald_trump_elijah_cummings_baltimore_tweets

Not just Baltimore: American cities have a HUGE rat problem
rt.com | 2019-07-29
Amid the war of words between President Donald Trump and Congressman Elijah Cummings over tweets about Baltimore, an uncomfortable truth is emerging: many American cities have a problem with rats, lots of them. | …
rt.com/usa/465332-not-just-baltimore-rats/

Turkey Mulling (Another) Military Operation in Northeastern Syria
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-28
(TM) — Turkey's top military brass and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar held a security meeting on Thursday and discussed a potential military operation in northeastern Syria, immediately after three days of talks with a US delegation over setting up a safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Anadolu news agency reported that the meeting took place …

Turkey Mulling (Another) Military Operation in Northeastern Syria

Turkey Mulling (Another) Military Operation in Northeastern Syria
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-28
(TM) — Turkey's top military brass and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar held a security meeting on Thursday and discussed a potential military operation in northeastern Syria, immediately after three days of talks with a US delegation over setting up a safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Anadolu news agency reported that the meeting took place …

Turkey Mulling (Another) Military Operation in Northeastern Syria

Hawaii Protectors Block the TMT Telescope to Respect Tradition and Science
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-28
What are the implications of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that is at the center of the growing protest in Hawaii for indigenous Hawaiians, and for science? We discuss the issue with Katie Kamelamela, who is informing the conversation in Hawaii…
therealnews.com/stories/hawaii-protectors-block-the-tmt-telescope-to-respect-tradition-and-science