Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

2019-07-19: News Headlines

Robert Mackey (2019-07-19). Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar as "People That Love Our Country" theintercept.com The president first disavowed and then praised a baying mob that responded to his rant against a Somali-American congresswoman by chanting "Send her back."

Ed Sykes (2019-07-19). How Trump and the US have been destroying Ilhan Omar's 'home' country for decades. thecanary.co Donald Trump has been attacking progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar for months. But his rhetoric stepped up this week when he told her — a ref…

Rose Ramirez — Dedrick Asante-Mohammad (2019-07-19). A Trump Plan to Throw 50,000 Kids Out of Their Schools. counterpunch.org In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA. The law secured everyone's right to housing regardless of race, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they're renting, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance More

RT (2019-07-19). US House chaplain holds EXORCISM after 'spirits of darkness' engulf proceedings. rt.com The House chaplain has staged an emergency prayer intervention in Congress to cast out the "spirits of darkness" he blames for the turmoil that seized the chamber during the vote to condemn the president's tweets for 'racism.'

DLI (2019-07-19). 33 brave senior(kupuna) protectors on Hawaii's Mauna Kea detained by police. indybay.org On Wednesday morning, State police removed 33 senior(kupuna) protectors from a human chain that had blocked–for 3 days–access to the Mauna Kea Road, by construction equipment that are slated to begin the Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT). The protectors are part of the hundreds-strong peaceful activists that had been up at the Mauna(mountain) since last Sunday, July 14.

susan_p (2019-07-19). Venezuela: Trump diverts Central America aid to Guaido as EU threatens more sanctions. greenleft.org.au United States President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly diverting more than US$40 million in aid destined for Central America to the Venezuelan opposition. | According to the Los Angeles Times, a memo from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was handed to Congress on July 11 saying that $41.9 million was being handed to self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and his team. The memo argued that there is an "exigent" crisis involving US "national…

Peoples Alliance (2019-07-19). 2nd Anniversary of Charlottesville: Act Against White Supremacy. indybay.org Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office | Federal Building | 90 7th St | San Francisco, CA…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-07-19). How the Trump Administration is Eviscerating the Federal Government. counterpunch.org The federal government is by no means a perfect organization. It mirrors society. Yet it is the only saving grace that prevents the collapse of society under the stress of capitalism. It funds the military establishment and provides socialist medical care to its veteran soldiers — and members of Congress. The federal government also employs More

United Nations (2019-07-18). Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify. un.org After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, "the carnage must stop" in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, noting that more than 70 civilians had been killed this month alone across the last rebel-held enclave of the country.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-07-18). Why I'm Glad About Trump's Latest Twitter Tirade. truthdig.com People of color in the U.S. have experienced many variations of the "go back to where you came from" sentiment. In the wake of President Donald Trump's racist Twitter tirade aimed at "the Squad" of four recently elected women of color in Congress, the Los Angeles Times asked its readers to share their own stories. The anecdotes were painful to read and yet all too familiar to me. Social media threads are filled with similar stories, a…

Staff (2019-07-18). "It Is Not Just War. It Is Life": Acclaimed Doc "For Sama" Offers Rare Glimpse into War-Torn Syria. democracynow.org We look at the award-winning documentary feature titled "For Sama," a devastating account of war-torn Syria told through the eyes of director Waad al-Kateab. She filmed hundreds of hours of footage in her native Aleppo to create a stunning depiction of life during wartime. Amid airstrikes and attacks on hospitals, Waad falls in love with one of the last remaining doctors in Aleppo, gets married and has a baby girl, Sama, to whom the film is dedicated. When protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad first began in 2011, Waad al-Kateab was a young economics student who began filming on a cellphone. Fo…

Staff (2019-07-18). Congress Hammers Big Tech on Competition, Money, Power. truthdig.com Big Tech faced tough questions this week as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency. | Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled growth and a mythic stature as once-scrappy startups — born in garages and a dorm room and a road trip across the United States — that grew up to dominate their rivals. But as they've grown more powerful, critics have also grown louder, questioning whether the companies stifle competition an…

Staff (2019-07-18). Headlines for July 18, 2019. democracynow.org House Lawmakers Vote to Table Trump Impeachment Resolution, Trump Renews Racist Attacks on Four Progressive Congresswomen, Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill Affirming the Right to Boycott, House Votes to Bar Trump's Planned Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, U.S. to Deploy 500 Troops to Saudi Air Base, Sudan's Military Rulers Agree to Share Power with Civilian Protesters, United Nations Declares Global Health Emergency as Ebola Spreads, Puerto Ricans Demand Resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló over Hateful Messages, AG Barr & Commerce Secretary Ross Held in Contempt of Congress, Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on S…

South Front (2019-07-18). Video: Waiting for New Idlib Offensive. US Continues to Provide Syria Rebels with Weapons and Military Supplies. globalresearch.ca The situation in northwestern Hama and along the entire contact line around the Idlib de-escalation zone has remained stable but tense during the past week. The Syrian Arab Army, the Tiger Forces and their allies have repeatedly engaged in local …

United Nations (2019-07-18). Yemen: UN Envoy 'guilty' of optimistic hope that war is 'nearing the end'. un.org With Yemen once again at a "crucial moment" the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be "nearing the end of its war."

United Nations (2019-07-18). Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure 'path towards durable peace': UN chief. un.org As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

teleSUR (2019-07-18). Venezuela Decries EU Attempt to Disrupt Talks With Opposition. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Thursday a new attempt by the European Union to destabilize the dialogue process between government representatives and the opposition in Barbados. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects EU Sanctions Warnings | "The institutions of the European Union are determined to disrupt and try to destroy the dialogue process in Venezuela. They do not respect the sovereignty, nor the right to peace. What would Jean Monnet think?" the diplomat tweeted. | Arrea…

Michele Willens (2019-07-18). Travels in the South. thenation.com Travels in the South…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

teleSUR (2019-07-18). Hawaii: Hundreds Protest Telescope Project. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of Hawaiian protesters, led by a group of Native Hawaiian elders, were able to deter the construction of a giant telescope by gathering Wednesday at the entrance of the site where the observatory is supposed to be built. | RELATED: | US: 11 Die in Hawaii Plane Crash | "We are here on the slopes of Mauna Kea doing what is necessary to protect our land, our sacred space," protest organizer Andrew Perez told a local media. | "This mountain represents more than just their building they want to build.

Ryan Grim (2019-07-18). Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill. theintercept.com The Senate minority leader said he had expected the House to pass a stronger bill, after which the two chambers would negotiate a compromise.

Staff (2019-07-18). Henry Giroux: Will Trump's Deliberate Racist Rhetoric Lead Us to Fascism? truthout.org | | Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies and how the voices of four new progressive Democratic congresswomen in the U.S. House of Representatives speak to another American future. | TRANSCRIPT: | MARC STEINER Welcome to "The Real News Network." Good to have you with us. I'm Marc Steiner. We're about first to watch some clips from two press conferences that were held yesterday. One by Donald Trump, and the other by the four congressio…

Bonnie Castillo (2019-07-18). Nurses Stand in Solidarity With Congressional Women of Color. commondreams.org We are impressed with the strength and resilience of the women of "the Squad." (Photo: National Nurses United) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/46836811015_a2d1a57f79_z.jpg

Ali Harb (2019-07-18). How Iranian MEK Went from US Terror List to Halls of Congress. globalresearch.ca As soon as Maryam Rajavi, her face beaming across a giant screen, finished speaking, the sky above hundreds of her supporters in the United States filled with red, white and green confetti — the colours of the Iranian flag….

Robert Weissman (2019-07-18). Beware Facebook's Libra: A Corporate Surveillance Leviathan With No Precedent Outside the Realm of Science Fiction. commondreams.org David Marcus, Head of Calibra at Facebook, testifies about Facebook's proposed digital currency called Libra, during a Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 16, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/facebook_libra.jpg

WSWS (2019-07-18). Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, "Send her back!" wsws.org Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced "left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for."

RT (2019-07-18). '4 horsewomen' of Dem 'squad' poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse. rt.com The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that "a lot of people love" his criticism of the women as anti-American "whack jobs."

RT (2019-07-18). Ilhan Omar brands Trump 'FASCIST' after 'send her back' chants at his rally. rt.com Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused the US president of being "racist" and of "spewing fascist ideology" after Donald Trump's supporters were heard chanting "send her back" during a rally as he was lambasting the Democratic congresswoman.

RT (2019-07-18). 'I disagreed with it': Trump distances himself from 'SEND HER BACK!' chants. rt.com US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from supporters who erupted into a chant of "send her back" about Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Wednesday rally, saying he "disagreed" with their sentiments.

RT (2019-07-18). Hawaiian protesters arrested trying to block telescope on sacred lands. rt.com Police have arrested dozens of elderly protesters in a crowd of thousands blocking a road to the highest mountain in Hawaii, an ongoing effort to halt the construction of a giant telescope on land considered sacred by natives.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-07-18). After House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Bernie Sanders Demands McConnell Let Senate Vote. commondreams.org "If Senator McConnell wants to vote against that bill and explain to the people of Kentucky why he believes a $7.25 minimum wage is acceptable to him that is his prerogative," said the 2020 presidential candidate | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_mcconnell_mitch_mcconnell.jpg

RT (2019-07-18). House votes to block Saudi arms sales in face of Trump's veto threat. rt.com The US House of Representatives on Wednesday sided with the Senate in passing three resolutions to ban sales of precision-guided munitions and other weaponry and technology to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-18). With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org Progressives in Congress were joined by workers, business owners, and labor rights advocates in celebrating the "historic" passage on Thursday of the Raise the Wage Act, aimed at guaranteeing all American workers a minimum wage of $15. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fight-for-15_2_1.jpg

RT (2019-07-18). 'SEND HER BACK': Trump crowds have new MAGA chant after 'racist tweet' row. rt.com The crowd at Donald Trump's campaign rally in North Carolina erupted in a raucous chant of 'Send her back!' after the US president fired a fresh broadside at Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

RT (2019-07-18). Ilhan Omar's bill backs Americans' right to boycott Israel. Here's why it will fail. rt.com Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill that would protect the right to boycott Israel, apparently related to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We look at why the legislation is bound to be dead on arrival.

RT (2019-07-18). Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'. rt.com Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it!

RT (2019-07-18). 'Crisis in Queens': Immigrant from Jamaica announces Republican challenge to AOC in 2020. rt.com A new contender has entered the ring for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House seat in New York, vowing to take the young congresswoman's spot in 2020 and condemning her for seeking self-promotion over public service.

susan_p (2019-07-18). Challenging capitalism is the ultimate climate mitigation strategy. greenleft.org.au The climate movement both at the international level and within specific countries is quite disparate, meriting a distinction between climate activists per se and climate justice activists. | Representatives of the former include organisations such as the Climate Action Network, Greenpeace, and Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, which emphasise the need for renewables, energy efficiency, and other techno-fixes and attempt to work within the parameters of global capitalism. | Others, such as Friends of the Earth, Climate Justice Action, and various socialist and anarchist groups, are attuned to the enormous social…

Fréa Lockley (2019-07-18). Right-wing Labour MPs use Trump's racism for their own advantage. thecanary.co Donald Trump and his supporters have sunk even further into vile racism. On 14 July, Trump issued a series of racist tweets. He told four progressive congresswomen of colour to "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | Since then, his supporters have pushed the racist attacks against congresswo…

David Swanson (2019-07-17). Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified? dissidentvoice.org I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love? I also want Mike Gravel included for the same reason. If anything, he's …

Ryan Grim (2019-07-17). Maureen Dowd Asked Rahm Emanuel to Weigh In on an Immigration Debate. His Record Is Abysmal. theintercept.com When it comes to immigration, both the politics and the policy, perhaps no Democrat has been more destructive over the past 25 years than Rahm Emanuel.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-17). House to vote on impeaching Trump, again. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Al Green is again trying to get his U.S. House colleagues to impeach Donald Trump. The Democratic congressman from Houston tried twice before, in GOP-run Congresses, to get the House to impeach the Republican president for his racism, xenophobia, sexism, and incitement of hatred nationwide. Green failed, getting around 60 votes each time, out of …

United Nations (2019-07-17). 'Young people care about peace': UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council. un.org After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN's Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that "young people care about peace".

United Nations (2019-07-17). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant 'crisis' in Hungary. un.org In today's Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an 'exciting and potentially defining' moment for Sudan, says UN adviser; more cooperation's needed to secure arrest of war crimes fugitives; and politicizing the migrant 'crisis' in Hungary…

Staff (2019-07-17). Trump's Racist Rhetoric is Deliberate — Will It Lead Us to Fascism? therealnews.com Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies. The voices of the four Congresswomen speak to another American future…

RT (2019-07-17). Not yet: Vote on Trump impeachment fails in Democrat-controlled House. rt.com The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, sponsored by those hoping to capitalize on the backlash to Trump's attacks on four progressive congresswomen.

RT (2019-07-17). Trump up in the polls, thanks 'vicious young socialist Congresswomen'. rt.com A Rasmussen poll shows President Donald Trump's approval has risen to 50 percent, after the president verbally locked horns with a cohort of female Congresswomen — making comments about their origins that some say were racist. |

Robert Mackey (2019-07-16). Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump's Racist Lies. theintercept.com The congresswomen offered a passionate defense of the nation's highest ideals, voiced with the conviction their partyàÜs leaders have been unable to summon.

Staff (2019-07-16). "Our Squad Is Big": Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump's Racist Attack. democracynow.org Congressmembers Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump's spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." The comments have been widely condemned as racist and xenophobic. We hear from the progressive congresswomen in their own words.

Patrick Hilsman (2019-07-16). How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad. theintercept.com Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…

2019-07-19: Social Media Postees

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Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar as "People That Love Our Country"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-19
The president first disavowed and then praised a baying mob that responded to his rant against a Somali-American congresswoman by chanting "Send her back."
theintercept.com/2019/07/18/trump-praises-supporters-want-deport-ilhan-omar-people-love-country/

How Trump and the US have been destroying Ilhan Omar's 'home' country for decades
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-19
Donald Trump has been attacking progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar for months. But his rhetoric stepped up this week when he told her — a ref…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/07/19/how-trump-and-the-us-have-been-destroying-ilhan-omars-home-country-for-decades/

How the Trump Administration is Eviscerating the Federal Government
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
The federal government is by no means a perfect organization. It mirrors society. Yet it is the only saving grace that prevents the collapse of society under the stress of capitalism. It funds the military establishment and provides socialist medical care to its veteran soldiers — and members of Congress. The federal government also employs…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/how-the-trump-administration-is-eviscerating-the-federal-government/

A Trump Plan to Throw 50,000 Kids Out of Their Schools
Rose Ramirez — Dedrick Asante-Mohammad | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA. The law secured everyone's right to housing regardless of race, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they're renting, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/a-trump-plan-to-throw-50000-kids-out-of-their-schools/

US House chaplain holds EXORCISM after 'spirits of darkness' engulf proceedings
rt.com | 2019-07-19
The House chaplain has staged an emergency prayer intervention in Congress to cast out the "spirits of darkness" he blames for the turmoil that seized the chamber during the vote to condemn the president's tweets for 'racism.' | …
rt.com/usa/464525-house-chaplain-exorcism-trump-tweets/

Venezuela: Trump diverts Central America aid to Guaido as EU threatens more sanctions
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-19
United States President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly diverting more than US$40 million in aid destined for Central America to the Venezuelan opposition. | According to the Los Angeles Times, a memo from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was handed to Congress on July 11 saying that $41.9 million was being handed to self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and his team. The memo argued that there is an "exigent" crisis involving US "national…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-trump-diverts-central-america-aid-guaido-eu-threatens-more-sanctions

33 brave senior(kupuna) protectors on Hawaii's Mauna Kea detained by police
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-07-19
On Wednesday morning, State police removed 33 senior(kupuna) protectors from a human chain that had blocked–for 3 days–access to the Mauna Kea Road, by construction equipment that are slated to begin the Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT). The protectors are part of the hundreds-strong peaceful activists that had been up at the Mauna(mountain) since last Sunday, July 14.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/18/18824824.php

2nd Anniversary of Charlottesville: Act Against White Supremacy
Peoples Alliance | indybay.org | 2019-07-19
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office | Federal Building | 90 7th St | San Francisco, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/16/18824804.php

"It Is Not Just War. It Is Life": Acclaimed Doc "For Sama" Offers Rare Glimpse into War-Torn Syria
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-18
We look at the award-winning documentary feature titled "For Sama," a devastating account of war-torn Syria told through the eyes of director Waad al-Kateab. She filmed hundreds of hours of footage in her native Aleppo to create a stunning depiction of life during wartime. Amid airstrikes and attacks on hospitals, Waad falls in love with one of the last remaining doctors in Aleppo, gets married and has a baby girl, Sama, to whom the film is dedicated. When protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad first began in 2011, Waad al-Kateab was a young economics student who began filming on a cellphone. Fo…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/18/for_sama_award_winning_documentary_syria

Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, "the carnage must stop" in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, noting that more than 70 civilians had been killed this month alone across the last rebel-held enclave of the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042811

Video: Waiting for New Idlib Offensive. US Continues to Provide Syria Rebels with Weapons and Military Supplies
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
The situation in northwestern Hama and along the entire contact line around the Idlib de-escalation zone has remained stable but tense during the past week. The Syrian Arab Army, the Tiger Forces and their allies have repeatedly engaged in local …
globalresearch.ca/video-waiting-for-new-idlib-offensive-us-continues-to-provide-syria-rebels-with-weapons-and-military-supplies/5683916

Travels in the South
Michele Willens | thenation.com | 2019-07-18
Travels in the South…
thenation.com/article/national-memorial-peace-justice-montgomery-alabama/

Venezuela Decries EU Attempt to Disrupt Talks With Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Thursday a new attempt by the European Union to destabilize the dialogue process between government representatives and the opposition in Barbados. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects EU Sanctions Warnings | "The institutions of the European Union are determined to disrupt and try to destroy the dialogue process in Venezuela. They do not respect the sovereignty, nor the right to peace. What would Jean Monnet think?" the diplomat tweeted. | Arrea…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Decries-EU-Attempt-Disrupt-Talks-20190718-0031.html

Yemen: UN Envoy 'guilty' of optimistic hope that war is 'nearing the end'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
With Yemen once again at a "crucial moment" the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be "nearing the end of its war."
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042771

Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-18
Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …
peaceaction.org/2019/07/18/diplomacy-instead-of-a-disaster-in-iran/

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure 'path towards durable peace': UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042791

Hawaii: Hundreds Protest Telescope Project
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
Hundreds of Hawaiian protesters, led by a group of Native Hawaiian elders, were able to deter the construction of a giant telescope by gathering Wednesday at the entrance of the site where the observatory is supposed to be built. | RELATED: | US: 11 Die in Hawaii Plane Crash | "We are here on the slopes of Mauna Kea doing what is necessary to protect our land, our sacred space," protest organizer Andrew Perez told a local media. |…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hawaii-Hundreds-Protest-Telescope-Project-20190718-0035.html

Why I'm Glad About Trump's Latest Twitter Tirade
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-07-18
People of color in the U.S. have experienced many variations of the "go back to where you came from" sentiment. In the wake of President Donald Trump's racist Twitter tirade aimed at "the Squad" of four recently elected women of color in Congress, the Los Angeles Times asked its readers to share their own stories. The anecdotes were painful to read and yet all too familiar to me. Social media threads are filled with similar stories, a…
truthdig.com/articles/why-im-glad-about-trumps-latest-twitter-tirade/

Henry Giroux: Will Trump's Deliberate Racist Rhetoric Lead Us to Fascism?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-18
| Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies and how the voices of four new progressive Democratic congresswomen in the U.S. House of Representatives speak to another American future. | TRANSCRIPT: | MARC STEINER Welcome to "The Real News Network." Good to have you with us. I'm Marc Steiner. We're about first to watch some clips from two press conferences that were held yesterday. One by Donald Trump, and the other by the four congressio…
truthout.org/video/trumps-racist-rhetoric-is-deliberate-will-it-lead-us-to-fascism/

Right-wing Labour MPs use Trump's racism for their own advantage
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-07-18
Donald Trump and his supporters have sunk even further into vile racism. On 14 July, Trump issued a series of racist tweets. He told four progressive congresswomen of colour to "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | Since then, his supporters have pushed the racist attacks against congresswo…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/18/right-wing-labour-mps-use-trumps-racism-for-their-own-advantage/

How Iranian MEK Went from US Terror List to Halls of Congress
Ali Harb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
As soon as Maryam Rajavi, her face beaming across a giant screen, finished speaking, the sky above hundreds of her supporters in the United States filled with red, white and green confetti — the colours of the Iranian flag….
globalresearch.ca/how-iranian-mek-went-from-us-terror-list-halls-congress/5683959

Congress Hammers Big Tech on Competition, Money, Power
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-18
Big Tech faced tough questions this week as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency. | Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled growth and a mythic stature as once-scrappy startups — born in garages and a dorm room and a road trip across the United States — that grew up to dominate their rivals. But as they've grown more powerful, critics have also grown louder, questioning whether the companies stifle competition an…
truthdig.com/articles/congress-hammers-big-tech-on-competition-money-power/

Nurses Stand in Solidarity With Congressional Women of Color
Bonnie Castillo | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
We are impressed with the strength and resilience of the women of "the Squad." (Photo: National Nurses United) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/46836811015_a2d1a57f79_z.jpg
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Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-18
The Senate minority leader said he had expected the House to pass a stronger bill, after which the two chambers would negotiate a compromise.
theintercept.com/2019/07/18/border-bill-chuck-schumer-congressional-progressive-caucus/

Beware Facebook's Libra: A Corporate Surveillance Leviathan With No Precedent Outside the Realm of Science Fiction
Robert Weissman | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
David Marcus, Head of Calibra at Facebook, testifies about Facebook's proposed digital currency called Libra, during a Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 16, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/facebook_libra.jpg
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After House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Bernie Sanders Demands McConnell Let Senate Vote
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
"If Senator McConnell wants to vote against that bill and explain to the people of Kentucky why he believes a $7.25 minimum wage is acceptable to him that is his prerogative," said the 2020 presidential candidate | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_mcconnell_mitch_mcconnell.jpg
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Hawaiian protesters arrested trying to block telescope on sacred lands
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Police have arrested dozens of elderly protesters in a crowd of thousands blocking a road to the highest mountain in Hawaii, an ongoing effort to halt the construction of a giant telescope on land considered sacred by natives. | …
rt.com/usa/464433-protesters-arrested-observatory-sacred-mountain/

Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it! | …
rt.com/usa/464457-democrats-alarm-russian-app/

House votes to block Saudi arms sales in face of Trump's veto threat
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday sided with the Senate in passing three resolutions to ban sales of precision-guided munitions and other weaponry and technology to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. | …
rt.com/usa/464429-house-blocks-saudi-sales/

'I disagreed with it': Trump distances himself from 'SEND HER BACK!' chants
rt.com | 2019-07-18
US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from supporters who erupted into a chant of "send her back" about Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Wednesday rally, saying he "disagreed" with their sentiments. | …
rt.com/usa/464505-trump-omar-send-her-back/

'Crisis in Queens': Immigrant from Jamaica announces Republican challenge to AOC in 2020
rt.com | 2019-07-18
A new contender has entered the ring for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House seat in New York, vowing to take the young congresswoman's spot in 2020 and condemning her for seeking self-promotion over public service. | …
rt.com/usa/464428-immigrant-republican-challenge-aoc/

Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, "Send her back!"
wsws.org | 2019-07-18
Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced "left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/18/trum-j18.html

Ilhan Omar's bill backs Americans' right to boycott Israel. Here's why it will fail
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill that would protect the right to boycott Israel, apparently related to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We look at why the legislation is bound to be dead on arrival. | …
rt.com/usa/464519-omar-bds-bill-analysis/

'SEND HER BACK': Trump crowds have new MAGA chant after 'racist tweet' row
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The crowd at Donald Trump's campaign rally in North Carolina erupted in a raucous chant of 'Send her back!' after the US president fired a fresh broadside at Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | …
rt.com/usa/464432-send-back-omar-chant/

With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
Progressives in Congress were joined by workers, business owners, and labor rights advocates in celebrating the "historic" passage on Thursday of the Raise the Wage Act, aimed at guaranteeing all American workers a minimum wage of $15. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fight-for-15_2_1.jpg
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'4 horsewomen' of Dem 'squad' poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that "a lot of people love" his criticism of the women as anti-American "whack jobs." | …
rt.com/usa/464431-democrats-squad-poll-unfavorable/

Ilhan Omar brands Trump 'FASCIST' after 'send her back' chants at his rally
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused the US president of being "racist" and of "spewing fascist ideology" after Donald Trump's supporters were heard chanting "send her back" during a rally as he was lambasting the Democratic congresswoman. | …
rt.com/usa/464504-omar-trump-racist-fascist/

Challenging capitalism is the ultimate climate mitigation strategy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
The climate movement both at the international level and within specific countries is quite disparate, meriting a distinction between climate activists per se and climate justice activists. | Representatives of the former include organisations such as the Climate Action Network, Greenpeace, and Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, which emphasise the need for renewables, energy efficiency, and other techno-fixes and attempt to work within the parameters of global capitalism. | Others, such as Friends of the Earth, Climate Justice Action, and various socialist and anarchist groups, are attuned to the enormous social…
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Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-17
I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love? I also want Mike Gravel included for the same reason. If anything, he's …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/is-tulsi-gabbard-qualified/

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant 'crisis' in Hungary
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
In today's Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an 'exciting and potentially defining' moment for Sudan, says UN adviser; more cooperation's needed to secure arrest of war crimes fugitives; and politicizing the migrant 'crisis' in Hungary…
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'Young people care about peace': UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN's Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that "young people care about peace".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042711

House to vote on impeaching Trump, again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-17
WASHINGTON–Al Green is again trying to get his U.S. House colleagues to impeach Donald Trump. The Democratic congressman from Houston tried twice before, in GOP-run Congresses, to get the House to impeach the Republican president for his racism, xenophobia, sexism, and incitement of hatred nationwide. Green failed, getting around 60 votes each time, out of …
peoplesworld.org/article/house-to-vote-on-impeaching-trump-again/

Congresswomen condemn White House racism
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-07-17
As we go to press, the House of Representatives passed a resolution saying that Trump's tweets were racist. All Democrats and four Republicans voted for the resolution. More to come. The white supremacist and misogynist Trump has opened up another vicious, racist verbal war. This time it is against four . . . | Continue reading Congresswomen condemn White House racism at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/17/congresswomen-condemn-white-house-racism/

Not yet: Vote on Trump impeachment fails in Democrat-controlled House
rt.com | 2019-07-17
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, sponsored by those hoping to capitalize on the backlash to Trump's attacks on four progressive congresswomen. | …
rt.com/usa/464425-house-dems-duck-impeachment-vote/

Trump up in the polls, thanks 'vicious young socialist Congresswomen'
rt.com | 2019-07-17
A Rasmussen poll shows President Donald Trump's approval has risen to 50 percent, after the president verbally locked horns with a cohort of female Congresswomen — making comments about their origins that some say were racist. | …
rt.com/usa/464400-trump-polls-congresswomen-racist/

Trump's Racist Rhetoric is Deliberate — Will It Lead Us to Fascism?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-17
Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies. The voices of the four Congresswomen speak to another American future…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-racist-rhetoric-is-deliberate-will-it-lead-us-to-fascism

Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump's Racist Lies
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-16
The congresswomen offered a passionate defense of the nation's highest ideals, voiced with the conviction their partyàÜs leaders have been unable to summon.
theintercept.com/2019/07/15/watch-ilhan-omar-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ayanna-pressley-rashida-tlaib-answer-donald-trumps-racist-lies/

"Our Squad Is Big": Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump's Racist Attack
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-16
Congressmembers Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump's spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." The comments have been widely condemned as racist and xenophobic. We hear from the progressive congresswomen in their own words.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/16/trump_racist_attacks_congresswomen_of_color

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad
Patrick Hilsman | theintercept.com | 2019-07-16
Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…
theintercept.com/2019/07/16/syria-war-israel-russia-drones/

2020 Hopeful Julián Castro Vows to Break Up ICE & Calls Trump's New Asylum Rule Unconstitutional
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-16
As Trump faced national rebuke for his racist comments against four progressive congresswomen, his administration announced a new rule essentially banning most immigrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The rule, which the ACLU has already vowed to challenge in court, would deny asylum to any migrant who failed to apply for protection in another country they passed through on the way to the U.S. border–including children traveling alone. If enacted, the law would effectively block people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, as well as Haitians, Cubans and many people from African countries, who…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/16/julian_castro_trump_racist_attacks