Daily Archives: July 10, 2019

2019-07-10: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-10). Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Climate Emergency Declaration. truthdig.com After Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday introduced a resolution declaring the climate crisis a national emergency, grassroots environmental groups pressured members of Congress to back the declaration and heed its call for transformative action. | "Instead of remaining complicit in worsening the effects of climate change, members of Congress in both the House and Senate must respond to this resolution with the urgency and sup…

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Iran Warns US Over Plans of Military Coalition in Gulf Waters. telesurenglish.net The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, a top U.S. general said Tuesday. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | Under the plan, which has only been finalized in recent days, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military c…

John Bachtell (2019-07-10). A turning point moment to save people and planet. peoplesworld.org This is part 1 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," which was delivered to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Ill., June 21-23, 2019. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA …

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-10). China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …

Crofton Black (2019-07-10). CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report. commondreams.org New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America's so-called 'War on Terror' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/unredacted_torture_report.jpg

Staff (2019-07-10). Amy McGrath Will Try to Unseat Mitch McConnell in 2020. truthout.org Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in Kentucky last year, will try to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. | Much to the delight of Democratic groups that have been furiously recruiting McGrath for months, the likely Democratic nominee announced her decision to run Tuesday morning with a video sla…

commondreams (2019-07-10). New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jake Johnson (2019-07-10). CBO analysis shows $15 federal minimum wage would raise pay for 27 million workers and lift 1.3 million out of poverty. nationofchange.org A Congressional Budget Office analysis published Monday showed that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would significantly increase pay for over 27 million workers and lift 1.3 million people—including hundreds of thousands of children—out of poverty. The CBO also found that more than doubling the federal minimum wage would boost the income …

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Brazil: Glenn Greenwald Invited to Students Union Event. telesurenglish.net More than 18,000 delegates from universities are gathering Wednesday in Brasilia to attend the 57th edition of the National Union of Students (UNE) Congress, an event whose central theme is the defense of education, employment and social security. | RELATED: | Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case | "In times of crisis, when there are attempts to restrict political participation, attacks on acquired rights and other setbacks happening across the country, Brazilian…

Staff (2019-07-10). Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration. truthout.org "Expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes," reads the title of a concurrent resolution sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon). | The resolution stands as a partner piece with the Green New Deal (GND) legislation spons…

George Ochenski (2019-07-10). Speaking Truth to Power. counterpunch.org Last week Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a very conservative Republican member of Congress and the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, declared he's no longer a member of either the party or the caucus. He is also the only Republican member of Congress to call for the impeachment of president Trump after he actually read the entire More

Staff (2019-07-10). Honduras Now Ruled By A "Criminal Gang" — With Western Government Support. therealnews.com Honduran Congressman Ramón Soto Bonilla says it is now more dangerous in Honduras to be a land defender than a narco-trafficker…

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-10). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

plenglish (2019-07-10). South Africa Condemns the US Blockade Against Cuba. plenglish.com Pretoria, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The US aggressions against Cuba were strongly condemned on Wednesday in this capital as a violation of international law and a transgression of the rights of peace, development and security of such a sovereign State.

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-07-10). The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

Glen Black (2019-07-10). Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist. thecanary.co Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…

Lee Fang (2019-07-10). Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal. theintercept.com The fur industry is relying on a small phalanx of vocal supporters who have rallied across the country to prevent a ban on fur products, often inflaming the debate with accusations of hypocrisy and racism. | Many of the impassioned defenders of fur hats and mink coats, however, have received undisclosed financial support for their activism. | At a hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday morning, a parade of opponents appeared before the state Senate Judiciary Committee panel at a pivotal hearing over California's proposed ban on fur products, AB 44. Many of the same individuals appeared at another hearing before the Cal…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). Ilhan Omar Responds to Tucker Carlson's Xenophobic Tirade: 'Kinda Fun Watching a Racist Fool Like This Weeping About My Presence in Congress'. commondreams.org "No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect," said the Minnesota congresswoman | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ilhan_omar_tucker_carlson.png

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). 'Just as We Said They Would,' Says Ocasio-Cortez as ICE Opens Three New Detention Centers in Defiance of Congress. commondreams.org "DHS and ICE are flagrantly violating congressional orders." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_funding.png

RT (2019-07-10). Ilhan Omar brands Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' in scathing tweet. rt.com Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "racist fool" for saying she is "living proof" that US immigration policy is a danger to the country. |

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-09). The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations. commondreams.org While Washington paid lip service to 'peace', it supported the Israeli war machine, military occupation and settlement construction with billions of dollars. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-967994466.jpg

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-09). The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions. counterpunch.org The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation. More

Howard Lisnoff (2019-07-09). The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did. counterpunch.org We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from More

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-09). Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court. telesurenglish.net The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…

The Global Research Team (2019-07-09). Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online. globalresearch.ca At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …

teleSURMS (2019-07-09). US Democratic Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency. telesurenglish.net Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur "sweeping reforms" to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures. | RELATED: | France To Impose Green Tax on Plane Tickets | The non-binding resolution, introduced by Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl Blumenauer and Senator Bernie Sanders, "demands a national, social, industria…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-09). On First Anniversary of Kavanaugh Nomination, Groups Demand Democrats Follow Through on Promise to Probe Perjury and Assault Accusations. commondreams.org Progressive and women's rights groups on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by demanding Congress open an investigation into the judge's conduct during his confirmation hearings—as Democrats promised they would last fall. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/women_will_not_be_silenced_0.jpg

United Nations (2019-07-09). Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears. un.org The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), speaking at an open debate on threats to international peace and security.

United Nations (2019-07-07). Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike. un.org According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs.

RT (2019-07-07). AOC wants victorious US women's world cup team to be paid twice what male players get. rt.com Outspoken Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez congratulated the US women's football team on their World Cup victory by calling for the players to be paid double the men's rate. |

Staff (2019-07-07). More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers. therealnews.com A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…

Staff (2019-07-07). As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas. therealnews.com For Democrats, the presidential primaries will end in Milwaukee at its convention in July 2020. It will be heavily funded by fossil fuel investors, Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, who also own the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tyler Durden (2019-07-05). Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

CGTN America (2019-07-05). What's really happening in Sudan? cgtn.com On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins columnist and activist Azaz El Shami to discuss the uprisings in Sudan and the road toward peace.

Staff (2019-07-05). Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp. therealnews.com The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump's militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the 'Baby Trump' balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?"

pip.hinman (2019-07-05). Labor votes for Coalition's billions in tax cuts for the rich. greenleft.org.au It is an image that captured Labor's class betrayal on July 3, the first day of the new federal parliament. | A division had been called in the House of Representatives over the Coalition government's bill for huge tax cuts, which will disproportionately benefit the rich, erode progressive income tax by making marginal tax rates flatter, and force more cuts to public health, education and welfare. | On one side sat the sole Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. On the other, Labor and Coalition MPs. | The tax cuts then passed through the Senate the following day, with only Greens senators voting…

Staff (2019-07-04). Danny Glover & Ta-Nehisi Coates Make the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing. democracynow.org On June 19, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery—the first of its kind in over a decade. The hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade. Lawmakers are considering a bill titled the "Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act." It was introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, after former Congressm…

Jason Ditz (2019-07-04). British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria. theantimedia.com British Royal Marines have seized an oil tanker they suspected was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions.

Staff (2019-07-04). Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror. democracynow.org We speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of reparations at a historic hearing last month, in which he took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement."

Eva Bartlett (2019-07-04). Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting. mintpressnews.com Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press.

Tyler Durden (2019-07-04). US Congressman Justin Amash Quits the Republican Party. theantimedia.com (ZH Op-Ed) — Update: That was quick. President Trump has apparently taken a quick break from preparing for today's festivities to take one last swing at Amash on his way out the door. In a tweet, Trump called him "the dumbest & most disloyal [man] in Congress". Trump insisted Amash "knew he couldn't get the nomination to run again …

susan_p (2019-07-04). Palestine: Trump's 'deal of the century' rejected as more of the same. greenleft.org.au Palestinian leaders have criticised US President Donald Trump's much-hyped and long-awaited vision for Middle East peace, unveiled on June 25 in Bahrain, as more neo-colonialist containment. | Trump has touted the plan as the "deal of the century". Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law and architect of the plan, described it as the " opportunity of the century". | The proposal, "Peace to Prosperity", is the latest in a <...

pip.hinman (2019-07-04). Freedom, justice and peace for Sudan. greenleft.org.au The Sudanese community and supporters turned out across Australia on June 22 and 30 in support of the revolution in Sudan. | Rallies in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney have featured energetic dancing, poetry and singing, with protesters chanting "Peace, justice, freedom in Sudan" and "End the killings now". | Dozens of protesters have been killed by the military regime in Sudan. One of the victims was 26-year-old engineer Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite color was blue. This prompted #BlueForSudan, with people wearing blue clothes at rallies around the world to remember the victims. | Speakers call…

Quashon Avent (2019-07-03). From North Carolina, a Cautionary Election Tale. progressive.org With accusations of political machinations, exorbitant spending by outside political groups, and a demographically shifting state, is North Carolina's Congressional District 9 election a sign of things to come?

CGTN America (2019-07-03). Could Huawei help US — China relations? cgtn.com On today's episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins Huawei Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy to breakdown the looming trade war between China and the U.S., and how Huawei could play peacemaker.

susan_p (2019-07-02). If war breaks out with Iran, it won't be an accident. greenleft.org.au Some things are still unclear about US President Donald Trump's recent decision to bomb Iran — and his rapid-fire follow-up decision not to. | We still do not know what he or his bomb-Iran cheerleaders — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — thought the bombing would actually accomplish. | We also do not know why Trump decided to recall the bombers. (Trump claimed it was because a general told him 150 people would die in the attack. But given Trump's indifference to civilian c…

Lecia Brooks, SPLC Action Fund (2019-07-01). SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists. splcenter.org Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

CGTN America (2019-06-28). How Trump's arms deal impacts US — Saudi relations. cgtn.com While the Congress will take up an arms deal with Saudi Arabia next month, President Trump has already vowed to veto any legislation. On the next The Heat Podcast we talk with Joel Rubin, professor and the U.S. State Department's former senior official to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

2019-07-10: Social Media Postees

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Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/10/faith-in-humanity-restored-after-fellow-passengers-kicked-a-man-off-a-bus-for-being-a-massive-racist/

Iran Warns US Over Plans of Military Coalition in Gulf Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, a top U.S. general said Tuesday. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | Under the plan, which has only been finalized in recent days, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military c…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-us-conflict-military-coalition-gulf-waters-strait-of-hormuz-20190710-0010.html

A turning point moment to save people and planet
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
This is part 1 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," which was delivered to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Ill., June 21-23, 2019. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-turning-point-moment-to-save-people-and-planet/

China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-trumps-trade-war-and-the-future-of-the-global-economy/5683192

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Climate Emergency Declaration
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-10
After Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday introduced a resolution declaring the climate crisis a national emergency, grassroots environmental groups pressured members of Congress to back the declaration and heed its call for transformative action. | "Instead of remaining complicit in worsening the effects of climate change, members of Congress in both the House and Senate must respond to this resolution with the urgency and sup…
truthdig.com/articles/sanders-and-ocasio-cortez-unveil-climate-emergency-declaration/

Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
The fur industry is relying on a small phalanx of vocal supporters who have rallied across the country to prevent a ban on fur products, often inflaming the debate with accusations of hypocrisy and racism. | Many of the impassioned defenders of fur hats and mink coats, however, have received undisclosed financial support for their activism. | At a hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday morning, a parade of opponents appeared before the state Senate Judiciary Committee panel at a pivotal hearing over California's proposed ban on fur products, AB 44. Many of the same individuals appeared at another hearing before the Cal…
theintercept.com/2019/07/10/california-fur-ban-bill-opponents/

Amy McGrath Will Try to Unseat Mitch McConnell in 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in Kentucky last year, will try to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. | Much to the delight of Democratic groups that have been furiously recruiting McGrath for months, the likely Democratic nominee announced her decision to run Tuesday morning with a video sla…
truthout.org/articles/amy-mcgrath-will-try-to-unseat-mitch-mcconnell-in-2020/

CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report
Crofton Black | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America's so-called 'War on Terror' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/unredacted_torture_report.jpg
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New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report
commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
"Expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes," reads the title of a concurrent resolution sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon). | The resolution stands as a partner piece with the Green New Deal (GND) legislation spons…
truthout.org/articles/sanders-ocasio-cortez-and-blumenauer-demand-climate-emergency-declaration/

Speaking Truth to Power
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Last week Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a very conservative Republican member of Congress and the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, declared he's no longer a member of either the party or the caucus. He is also the only Republican member of Congress to call for the impeachment of president Trump after he actually read the entire…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/speaking-truth-to-power/

CBO analysis shows $15 federal minimum wage would raise pay for 27 million workers and lift 1.3 million out of poverty
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-10
A Congressional Budget Office analysis published Monday showed that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would significantly increase pay for over 27 million workers and lift 1.3 million people–including hundreds of thousands of children–out of poverty. The CBO also found that more than doubling the federal minimum wage would boost the income …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/10/cbo-analysis-shows-15-federal-minimum-wage-would-raise-pay-for-27-million-workers-and-lift-1-3-million-out-of-poverty/

Brazil: Glenn Greenwald Invited to Students Union Event
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
More than 18,000 delegates from universities are gathering Wednesday in Brasilia to attend the 57th edition of the National Union of Students (UNE) Congress, an event whose central theme is the defense of education, employment and social security. | RELATED: | Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case | "In times of crisis, when there are attempts to restrict political participation, attacks on acquired rights and other setbacks happening across the country, Brazilian…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Glenn-Greenwald-To-Join-18000-Students-for-Their-Union-Meeting-in-Defense-of-Democracy–20190710-0004.html

'Just as We Said They Would,' Says Ocasio-Cortez as ICE Opens Three New Detention Centers in Defiance of Congress
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
"DHS and ICE are flagrantly violating congressional orders." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_funding.png
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South Africa Condemns the US Blockade Against Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Pretoria, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The US aggressions against Cuba were strongly condemned on Wednesday in this capital as a violation of international law and a transgression of the rights of peace, development and security of such a sovereign State.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=44226&SEO=south-africa-condemns-the-us-blockade-against-cuba

Ilhan Omar Responds to Tucker Carlson's Xenophobic Tirade: 'Kinda Fun Watching a Racist Fool Like This Weeping About My Presence in Congress'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
"No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect," said the Minnesota congresswoman | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ilhan_omar_tucker_carlson.png
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Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/18824567.php

Honduras Now Ruled By A "Criminal Gang" — With Western Government Support
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-10
Honduran Congressman Ramón Soto Bonilla says it is now more dangerous in Honduras to be a land defender than a narco-trafficker…
therealnews.com/stories/honduras-now-ruled-by-a-criminal-gang-with-western-government-support

The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/18824539.php

Ilhan Omar brands Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' in scathing tweet
rt.com | 2019-07-10
Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "racist fool" for saying she is "living proof" that US immigration policy is a danger to the country. | …
rt.com/usa/463833-tucker-carlson-ilhan-omar/

The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2019-07-09
While Washington paid lip service to 'peace', it supported the Israeli war machine, military occupation and settlement construction with billions of dollars. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-967994466.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/09/book-palestine-national-liberation-vs-endless-negotiations?cd-origin=rss

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-seizure-of-an-iranian-tanker-and-the-lethal-toll-of-sanctions/

Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …
globalresearch.ca/support-global-research-keep-independent-reporting-and-analysis-online/5683148

Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Committed-to-Peace–Santrich-No-Show-at-Court-20190709-0027.html

The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-d-o-a-peace-movement-aint-marching-much-anymore-but-we-did/

US Democratic Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency
teleSURMS | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur "sweeping reforms" to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures. | RELATED: | France To Impose Green Tax on Plane Tickets | The non-binding resolution, introduced by Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl Blumenauer and Senator Bernie Sanders, "demands a national, social, industria…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Democratic-Lawmakers-Declare-Climate-Emergency-20190709-0030.html

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-09
The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), speaking at an open debate on threats to international peace and security.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042111

On First Anniversary of Kavanaugh Nomination, Groups Demand Democrats Follow Through on Promise to Probe Perjury and Assault Accusations
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-09
Progressive and women's rights groups on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by demanding Congress open an investigation into the judge's conduct during his confirmation hearings—as Democrats promised they would last fall. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/women_will_not_be_silenced_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/09/first-anniversary-kavanaugh-nomination-groups-demand-democrats-follow-through?cd-origin=rss

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-07
According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1041971

AOC wants victorious US women's world cup team to be paid twice what male players get
rt.com | 2019-07-07
Outspoken Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez congratulated the US women's football team on their World Cup victory by calling for the players to be paid double the men's rate. | …
rt.com/usa/463602-equal-pay-women-aoc/

More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…
therealnews.com/stories/more-details-emerge-about-horrible-conditions-at-immigration-detention-centers

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
For Democrats, the presidential primaries will end in Milwaukee at its convention in July 2020. It will be heavily funded by fossil fuel investors, Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, who also own the Milwaukee Bucks.
therealnews.com/columns/as-activists-push-democratic-climate-debate-dnc-donors-profit-from-oil-gas

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-05
(ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released

Labor votes for Coalition's billions in tax cuts for the rich
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
It is an image that captured Labor's class betrayal on July 3, the first day of the new federal parliament. | A division had been called in the House of Representatives over the Coalition government's bill for huge tax cuts, which will disproportionately benefit the rich, erode progressive income tax by making marginal tax rates flatter, and force more cuts to public health, education and welfare. | On one side sat the sole Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. On the other, Labor and Coalition MPs. | The tax cuts then passed through the Senate the following day, with only Greens senators voting…
greenleft.org.au/content/labor-votes-coalitions-billions-tax-cuts-rich

Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump's militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the 'Baby Trump' balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?"
therealnews.com/stories/anti-trump-4th-of-july-protest-in-dc-features-baby-trump-blimp

What's really happening in Sudan?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins columnist and activist Azaz El Shami to discuss the uprisings in Sudan and the road toward peace.
america.cgtn.com/2019/07/05/whats-really-happening-in-sudan

Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-04
Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press.
mintpressnews.com/voices-syria-rukban-refugee-camp-media-reporting/260197/

British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-04
British Royal Marines have seized an oil tanker they suspected was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions.

British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-04
We speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of reparations at a historic hearing last month, in which he took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement."
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/4/ta_nehisi_coates_reparations_are_not

Danny Glover & Ta-Nehisi Coates Make the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-04
On June 19, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery–the first of its kind in over a decade. The hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade. Lawmakers are considering a bill titled the "Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act." It was introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, after former Congressm…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/4/ta_nehisi_coates_danny_glover_make

US Congressman Justin Amash Quits the Republican Party
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-04
(ZH Op-Ed) — Update: That was quick. President Trump has apparently taken a quick break from preparing for today's festivities to take one last swing at Amash on his way out the door. In a tweet, Trump called him "the dumbest & most disloyal [man] in Congress". Trump insisted Amash "knew he couldn't get the nomination to run again …

US Congressman Justin Amash Quits the Republican Party

Freedom, justice and peace for Sudan
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
The Sudanese community and supporters turned out across Australia on June 22 and 30 in support of the revolution in Sudan. | Rallies in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney have featured energetic dancing, poetry and singing, with protesters chanting "Peace, justice, freedom in Sudan" and "End the killings now". | Dozens of protesters have been killed by the military regime in Sudan. One of the victims was 26-year-old engineer Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite color was blue. This prompted #BlueForSudan, with people wearing blue clothes at rallies around the world to remember the victims. | Speakers call…
greenleft.org.au/content/freedom-justice-and-peace-sudan

Palestine: Trump's 'deal of the century' rejected as more of the same
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
Palestinian leaders have criticised US President Donald Trump's much-hyped and long-awaited vision for Middle East peace, unveiled on June 25 in Bahrain, as more neo-colonialist containment. | Trump has touted the plan as the "deal of the century". Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law and architect of the plan, described it as the " opportunity of the century". | The proposal, "Peace to Prosperity", is the latest in a
greenleft.org.au/content/palestine-trump-deal-century-rejected

From North Carolina, a Cautionary Election Tale
Quashon Avent | progressive.org | 2019-07-03
With accusations of political machinations, exorbitant spending by outside political groups, and a demographically shifting state, is North Carolina's Congressional District 9 election a sign of things to come?
progressive.org/dispatches/north-carolinians-prepare-for-a-do-over-avent-190703/

Could Huawei help US — China relations?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-07-03
On today's episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins Huawei Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy to breakdown the looming trade war between China and the U.S., and how Huawei could play peacemaker.
america.cgtn.com/2019/07/03/could-huawei-help-u-s-china-relations

SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists
Lecia Brooks, SPLC Action Fund | splcenter.org | 2019-07-01
Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/01/splc-action-fund-congress-should-adopt-no-hate-act-neutralize-growing-threat-white

Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-28
Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/28/most-senators-oppose-war-with-iran-without-congressional-approval/

How Trump's arms deal impacts US — Saudi relations
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-06-28
While the Congress will take up an arms deal with Saudi Arabia next month, President Trump has already vowed to veto any legislation. On the next The Heat Podcast we talk with Joel Rubin, professor and the U.S. State Department's former senior official to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
america.cgtn.com/2019/06/28/how-trumps-arms-deal-impacts-us-saudi-relations

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-25
The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/25/how-sen-rick-scott-became-big-oils-point-man-on-venezuelan-regime-change/