Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

2019-07-15: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-16). Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election. therealnews.com Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump's targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America's racist settler-colonial past…

Staff (2019-07-15). Progressive Democrats Answer Trump's Racist Screed. truthdig.com After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the has…

Staff (2019-07-15). Pressley, AOC, Tlaib and Omar Hit Back at Trump's Bigotry. truthout.org After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the…

Mark Taliano (2019-07-15). The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next? globalresearch.ca Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic locations, useful not only for their …

Miri Wood (2019-07-15). Syria Calls on Civilized World to Intervene in Turkey Cultural Aggression. globalresearch.ca Turkey has a long history of criminal aggression against Syria. Even before the NATO Spring was imposed in March 2011, Turkey had built tent cities for refugees, before they felt the need to flee. It has housed various terrorists, fraudulent …

Miri Wood (2019-07-15). More Families Freed from US Controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca While the partisan, fake faction fight over usage of concentration camp persists domestically, American politicians and US media continue to ignore the US Rukban concentration camp in Syria. US occupation criminals continue as illicit armed guards, dictating which Syrians may …

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-15). Remnants of War. counterpunch.org Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by a massive More

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-15). The US' Official View of "Strategic Rivalry" in the Western Hemisphere. The Chinese Threat to US Hegemony. globalresearch.ca The Commander of US SOUTHCOM shared the US' official view of strategic rivalry in the Western Hemisphere last week when speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Emerging Threats subcommittee, revealing that his country considers China to pose the greatest …

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Venezuelan Delegation Arrives in Barbados to Continue Dialouge. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados Monday to continue the negotiations with the spokesperson of the country's opposition. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | Jorge Rodríguez, the Vice President of Communication, Tourism, and Culture of Venezuela informed about their arrival on Twitter. | "We have arrived at generous Barbados to continue the dialogue of peace. Together with Pope Francis, we hope that all of us will commit our…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). US 'Veterans for Peace' visit Nicaragua, Establish Chapter. telesurenglish.net "I would like to underline the importance that your visit to Nicaragua has at this moment, not only for July 19, which is a very important date for us, and not only for the Sandinistas, but for the people in general", senior member of the ruling FSLN, Doris Tijerino said.

Middle East Eye (2019-07-15). Trump Tells US Congresswomen to "Go Back" to Countries They Came From. theantimedia.com "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?"

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2019-07-15). I Know What It's Like to Be Told to 'Go Back' to My Own Country. truthdig.com As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president's racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.

teleSUR (2019-07-15). The Forum of Puebla: A New Latin American Progressive Space. telesurenglish.net 30 political leaders representing 10 Latin American countries gathered on Saturday in Puebla, capital of the state of Puebla in Mexico, as a part of a project called ProgressiveMind (ProgresivaMente), aimed at uniting progressive forces from the continent. | RELATED: | US Labels Anti-Pakistan Baloch Army a 'Terrorist' Organization | Ex-member of the Mexican Congress and current Governor of Puebla, Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta hosted the meeting which was attended by prominent lead…

The Canary (2019-07-15). Trump's tweets against progressive congresswomen branded racist. thecanary.co US president Donald Trump has shrugged off sharp criticism over tweets branded as racist in which he said four Black, progressive congresswomen should "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | All are US citizens, and only one is foreign-born. | While Democrats have condemned Trump's remarks, Republicans have remained largely silent. ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come b…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again. telesurenglish.net The United States President Donald Trump Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "As far as…

RT (2019-07-15). 'If you're not happy, you can leave': Trump stands by his tweets slamming Dem Squad. rt.com US President Donald Trump ramped up his Twitter feud with four Democratic congresswomen who he says 'hate America,' accusing one of them of supporting Al-Qaeda and saying they are welcome to leave the country if they so wish.

Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel (2019-07-15). Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps. indybay.org On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

RT (2019-07-15). Trump calls on 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to apologize to US & Israel in fresh Twitter attack. rt.com US President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a group of progressive Democrat congresswomen in an early-morning tweet Monday, in which he called for them to apologize to the US, Israel and to his office.

Martha Hubert (2019-07-15). CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE. indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…

John Shafthauer (2019-07-15). The US politicians Trump told to 'go home' hit back, and get widespread support. thecanary.co Donald Trump has drawn a lot of criticism for telling four US congresswomen of colour to "go back" to where they came from. The women in question — three of whom were born in the US — aren't taking this lying down. | "Complete and total catastrophe": | Trump tweeted the following on 14 July: ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't the…

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-14). Imran Khan's Trip to America: Pakistan's Geopolitical Balancing Act. globalresearch.ca The Pakistani Premier's upcoming trip to the US is the next logical step in the global pivot state's geopolitical balancing act and is expected to greatly contribute to the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan that's of importance for the entire …

teleSUR (2019-07-14). 'Go Fix Your Countries': Trump to US Congresswomen. telesurenglish.net "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how," United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday addressing a group of Democratic congresswomen. | RELATED: | Tlaib Slams Israeli Racism, Applauds Intersectional Solidarity | "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, viciou…

Staff (2019-07-14). Pence Blames Democrats for Migrant Detention Horrors. truthdig.com During a visit to the border, the vice president says overcrowding in camps used to imprison migrants is the fault of Democrats in Congress.

Staff (2019-07-14). Leave the U.S., Trump Tells Democratic Congresswomen of Color. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came," ignoring the fact that the women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. | Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to "make America white again." And Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks "racist and dis…

RT (2019-07-14). Go back to your crime infested countries and Pelosi will pay for it — Trump to progressive Dems. rt.com In a three-tweet tirade, President Donald Trump told progressive congresswomen to go back to their "totally broken and crime infested" countries of origin and sneered at the infighting rocking the Democratic Party. |

RT (2019-07-14). US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib compares 'racist' Israel's anti-Palestinian policies to Jim Crow laws. rt.com Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians, describing that country's policies as an affront to human rights and comparable to racial segregation in the American South. |

South Front (2019-07-13). Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker. globalresearch.ca On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …

Staff (2019-07-13). House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops. therealnews.com The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…

RT (2019-07-13). 'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars. rt.com A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon. wsws.org Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-13). Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats. commondreams.org "You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pence_1.png

United Nations (2019-07-12). UN's Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria's hospitals, medical workers. un.org Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-12). Remnants of War. dissidentvoice.org Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-12). Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again. peoplesworld.org SHAKOPEE, Minn.—Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …

United Nations (2019-07-12). Friday's Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires. un.org In today's Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the "war on drugs" in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic.

Alex Emmons (2019-07-12). House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves. theintercept.com Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…

susan_p (2019-07-12). Rojava conference calls for regional security and stability through self-administration. greenleft.org.au An international conference hosted by the Rojava Center for Strategic Studies in the city of Amude in Kurdish-liberated northern Syria from July 7-9 called for international support for the establishment of self-administration in areas liberated from Islamic State of Syria (ISIS) terrorist rule. | The "International Forum on ISIS: Dimensions, challenges, and confrontation strategies" was attended by more than 200 people, including politicians, researchers and representatives of civil society institutions from several countries. | Conference participants discussed various aspects of ISIS' terrorism, including poli…

United Nations (2019-07-12). UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'. un.org The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.

RT (2019-07-12). Republicans & Democrats agree: No war on Iran (without Congress at least). rt.com The House of Representatives has adopted the 2020 military spending bill, but with an amendment that blocks war on Iran without congressional approval — backed by President Donald Trump's outspoken critics and supporters alike.

Staff (2019-07-11). "Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells. democracynow.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-11). Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base. dissidentvoice.org Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

Ryan Grim (2019-07-11). Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She's Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party. theintercept.com Amy McGrath is everything wrong with the Democratic Party. She launched her high-profile campaign Tuesday with a multimillion-dollar burst of fundraising, with Democrats across the country eager to see her upend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Wednesday, she was apologizing for a bizarre flip-flop-flip on a question — Brett Kavanaugh's fitness for the Supreme Court — that seemed like a layup. In between, she told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she was running on the mind-bending rationale that McConnell needs to go because he has been obstructing the agenda of Donald Trump. | Perhaps the strang…

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). Vale John Ellis. greenleft.org.au Friend and comrade John Ellis died suddenly on June 15. | An activist and photographer, John was passionate about social justice. He worked for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT), where he was an active member of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union. | He was known for his letters to the editor. Former HWT chairperson Sir Keith MacPherson knew him by reputation. | In retirement, his letters were compiled in a volume called Letters to the Editor. The first dated from 1968 and related to the Vietnam War. One extract states: "I will continue to demonstrate, peacefully or violently if necessary, to prevent our so…

United Nations (2019-07-10). Peace operations benefit from improved cooperation between the UN and troop-providing countries, says peacekeeping chief. un.org Cooperation between the UN Secretariat; Security Council; and countries contributing troops and police to peacekeeping operations; is "a crucial factor" to enhancing those operations, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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…

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…

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…

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.

2019-07-15: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-16
Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump's targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America's racist settler-colonial past…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-racist-tweets-fan-hatred-defining-the-coming-election

Pressley, AOC, Tlaib and Omar Hit Back at Trump's Bigotry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the…
truthout.org/articles/pressley-aoc-tlaib-and-omar-hit-back-at-trumps-bigotry/

The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic locations, useful not only for their …
globalresearch.ca/war-syria-continues-iran-next/5675904

Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by a massive…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/remnants-of-war/

Syria Calls on Civilized World to Intervene in Turkey Cultural Aggression
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Turkey has a long history of criminal aggression against Syria. Even before the NATO Spring was imposed in March 2011, Turkey had built tent cities for refugees, before they felt the need to flee. It has housed various terrorists, fraudulent …
globalresearch.ca/syria-calls-civilized-world-intervene-turkey-cultural-aggression/5683556

More Families Freed from US Controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Northern Syria
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
While the partisan, fake faction fight over usage of concentration camp persists domestically, American politicians and US media continue to ignore the US Rukban concentration camp in Syria. US occupation criminals continue as illicit armed guards, dictating which Syrians may …
globalresearch.ca/more-families-freed-us-ss-rukban-concentration-camp/5683558

Progressive Democrats Answer Trump's Racist Screed
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-15
After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the has…
truthdig.com/articles/progressive-democrats-answer-trumps-racist-screed/

The US' Official View of "Strategic Rivalry" in the Western Hemisphere. The Chinese Threat to US Hegemony
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
The Commander of US SOUTHCOM shared the US' official view of strategic rivalry in the Western Hemisphere last week when speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Emerging Threats subcommittee, revealing that his country considers China to pose the greatest …
globalresearch.ca/us-official-view-strategic-rivalry-western-hemisphere/5683609

Venezuelan Delegation Arrives in Barbados to Continue Dialouge
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
The Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados Monday to continue the negotiations with the spokesperson of the country's opposition. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | Jorge Rodríguez, the Vice President of Communication, Tourism, and Culture of Venezuela informed about their arrival on Twitter. | "We have arrived at generous Barbados to continue the dialogue of peace. Together with Pope Francis, we hope that all of us will commit our…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuela-talk-with-opposition-delegation-in-barbados-norway-jorge-rodriguez-pope-fancis-20190715-0015.html

US 'Veterans for Peace' visit Nicaragua, Establish Chapter
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
"I would like to underline the importance that your visit to Nicaragua has at this moment, not only for July 19, which is a very important date for us, and not only for the Sandinistas, but for the people in general", senior member of the ruling FSLN, Doris Tijerino said.
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Veterans-for-Peace-visit-Nicaragua-Establish-Chapter-20190715-0008.html

Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
The United States President Donald Trump Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "As far as…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-trump-ilhan-omar-aoc-rashida-tlaib-ayanna-pressely-racism-20190715-0016.html

Trump Tells US Congresswomen to "Go Back" to Countries They Came From
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-15
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?"

Trump Tells US Congresswomen to "Go Back" to Countries They Came From

The Forum of Puebla: A New Latin American Progressive Space
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
30 political leaders representing 10 Latin American countries gathered on Saturday in Puebla, capital of the state of Puebla in Mexico, as a part of a project called ProgressiveMind (ProgresivaMente), aimed at uniting progressive forces from the continent. | RELATED: | US Labels Anti-Pakistan Baloch Army a 'Terrorist' Organization | Ex-member of the Mexican Congress and current Governor of Puebla, Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta hosted the meeting which was attended by prominent lead…
telesurenglish.net/news/The-Forum-of-Puebla-A-New-Latin-American-Progressive-Space-20190715-0024.html

Trump Tells US Congresswomen to "Go Back" to Countries They Came From
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-15
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?"

Trump Tells US Congresswomen to "Go Back" to Countries They Came From

I Know What It's Like to Be Told to 'Go Back' to My Own Country
Natasha Hakimi Zapata | truthdig.com | 2019-07-15
As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president's racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.
truthdig.com/articles/i-know-what-its-like-to-be-told-to-go-back-to-my-own-country/

Trump's tweets against progressive congresswomen branded racist
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-15
US president Donald Trump has shrugged off sharp criticism over tweets branded as racist in which he said four Black, progressive congresswomen should "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | All are US citizens, and only one is foreign-born. | While Democrats have condemned Trump's remarks, Republicans have remained largely silent. | ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come b…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/07/15/trumps-tweets-against-progressive-congresswomen-branded-racist/

The US politicians Trump told to 'go home' hit back, and get widespread support
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-15
Donald Trump has drawn a lot of criticism for telling four US congresswomen of colour to "go back" to where they came from. The women in question — three of whom were born in the US — aren't taking this lying down. | "Complete and total catastrophe": | Trump tweeted the following on 14 July: | ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't the…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/15/the-us-politicians-trump-told-to-go-home-hit-back-and-get-widespread-support/

CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/18824677.php

Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps
Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/14/18824689.php

'If you're not happy, you can leave': Trump stands by his tweets slamming Dem Squad
rt.com | 2019-07-15
US President Donald Trump ramped up his Twitter feud with four Democratic congresswomen who he says 'hate America,' accusing one of them of supporting Al-Qaeda and saying they are welcome to leave the country if they so wish. | …
rt.com/usa/464242-trump-omar-aoc-hate-leave/

Trump calls on 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to apologize to US & Israel in fresh Twitter attack
rt.com | 2019-07-15
US President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a group of progressive Democrat congresswomen in an early-morning tweet Monday, in which he called for them to apologize to the US, Israel and to his office. | …
rt.com/usa/464196-trump-radical-left-foul-language/

Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/14/minneapolis-stands-iran-venezuela-cuba-against-us-sanctions-regime

Imran Khan's Trip to America: Pakistan's Geopolitical Balancing Act
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
The Pakistani Premier's upcoming trip to the US is the next logical step in the global pivot state's geopolitical balancing act and is expected to greatly contribute to the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan that's of importance for the entire …
globalresearch.ca/pm-imran-khans-trip-us-part-pakistans-geopolitical-balancing-act/5683491

'Go Fix Your Countries': Trump to US Congresswomen
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how," United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday addressing a group of Democratic congresswomen. | RELATED: | Tlaib Slams Israeli Racism, Applauds Intersectional Solidarity | "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, viciou…
telesurenglish.net/news/Why-Dont-You-Go-Fix-Your-Countries-Trump-to-Congresswomen-20190714-0009.html

Pence Blames Democrats for Migrant Detention Horrors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-14
During a visit to the border, the vice president says overcrowding in camps used to imprison migrants is the fault of Democrats in Congress.
truthdig.com/articles/pence-blames-democrats-for-migrant-detention-horrors/

Leave the U.S., Trump Tells Democratic Congresswomen of Color
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-14
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came," ignoring the fact that the women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. | Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to "make America white again." And Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks "racist and dis…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-tells-progressive-democrat-women-they-should-leave-the-u-s/

Go back to your crime infested countries and Pelosi will pay for it — Trump to progressive Dems
rt.com | 2019-07-14
In a three-tweet tirade, President Donald Trump told progressive congresswomen to go back to their "totally broken and crime infested" countries of origin and sneered at the infighting rocking the Democratic Party. | …
rt.com/usa/464156-trump-pelosi-aoc-omar-tweet/

US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib compares 'racist' Israel's anti-Palestinian policies to Jim Crow laws
rt.com | 2019-07-14
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians, describing that country's policies as an affront to human rights and comparable to racial segregation in the American South. | …
rt.com/usa/464135-tlaib-israel-racist-policies/

Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-repelled-large-attack-northern-hama-uk-claims-iran-attempted-capture-its-tanker/5683424

'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars
rt.com | 2019-07-13
A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people. | …
rt.com/usa/464099-us-foreign-wars-unjustified/

House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-13
The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…
therealnews.com/stories/house-passes-bill-to-halt-us-support-for-yemen-war-uae-withdraws-troops

Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
"You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pence_1.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/13/despite-congress-providing-46-billion-additional-funding-border-pence-says?cd-origin=rss

Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/pant-j13.html

Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/remnants-of-war/

Friday's Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
In today's Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the "war on drugs" in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042371

UN's Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria's hospitals, medical workers
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042311

Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
SHAKOPEE, Minn.–Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …
peoplesworld.org/article/amazon-forces-shakopee-minn-warehouse-workers-to-walk-out-again/

Planetary emergency: Climate crisis and nuclear danger threaten humanity's existence
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
This is part 2 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, June 21-23. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
peoplesworld.org/article/planetary-emergency-climate-crisis-and-nuclear-danger-threaten-humanitys-existence/

House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-07-12
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…
theintercept.com/2019/07/12/trump-iran-vote-congress/

Republicans & Democrats agree: No war on Iran (without Congress at least)
rt.com | 2019-07-12
The House of Representatives has adopted the 2020 military spending bill, but with an amendment that blocks war on Iran without congressional approval — backed by President Donald Trump's outspoken critics and supporters alike. | …
rt.com/usa/464050-congress-amendment-iran-war/

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042381

Rojava conference calls for regional security and stability through self-administration
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
An international conference hosted by the Rojava Center for Strategic Studies in the city of Amude in Kurdish-liberated northern Syria from July 7-9 called for international support for the establishment of self-administration in areas liberated from Islamic State of Syria (ISIS) terrorist rule. | The "International Forum on ISIS: Dimensions, challenges, and confrontation strategies" was attended by more than 200 people, including politicians, researchers and representatives of civil society institutions from several countries. | Conference participants discussed various aspects of ISIS' terrorism, including poli…
greenleft.org.au/content/rojava-conference-calls-regional-security-and-stability-through-self-administration

Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-11
Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …
peaceaction.org/2019/07/11/peace-action-endorses-the-squad-ocasio-cortez-omar-pressley-and-tlaib-for-congress/

Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/activists-walk-cease-and-desist-order-into-nuclear-weapons-base/

Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She's Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-11
Amy McGrath is everything wrong with the Democratic Party. She launched her high-profile campaign Tuesday with a multimillion-dollar burst of fundraising, with Democrats across the country eager to see her upend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Wednesday, she was apologizing for a bizarre flip-flop-flip on a question — Brett Kavanaugh's fitness for the Supreme Court — that seemed like a layup. In between, she told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she was running on the mind-bending rationale that McConnell needs to go because he has been obstructing the agenda of Donald Trump. | Perhaps the strang…
theintercept.com/2019/07/11/amy-mcgrath-mitch-mcconnell-democratic-party/

"Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-11
Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/11/nanette_barragan_immigration_jails_dismantling_dhs

Vale John Ellis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Friend and comrade John Ellis died suddenly on June 15. | An activist and photographer, John was passionate about social justice. He worked for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT), where he was an active member of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union. | He was known for his letters to the editor. Former HWT chairperson Sir Keith MacPherson knew him by reputation. | In retirement, his letters were compiled in a volume called Letters to the Editor. The first dated from 1968 and related to the Vietnam War. One extract states: "I will continue to demonstrate, peacefully or violently if necessary, to prevent our so…
greenleft.org.au/content/vale-john-ellis

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/

Peace operations benefit from improved cooperation between the UN and troop-providing countries, says peacekeeping chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-10
Cooperation between the UN Secretariat; Security Council; and countries contributing troops and police to peacekeeping operations; is "a crucial factor" to enhancing those operations, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042211

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