Daily Archives: July 24, 2019

2019-07-24: News Headlines

RT (2019-07-25). Time to forget the word Russiagate & look into FBI-gate instead — Ron Paul. rt.com The Democrats' dream of impeaching President Trump over the Russiagate scandal has "totally failed," its fate confirmed by special counsel Robert Mueller's disastrous showing in Congress, former congressman Ron Paul told RT.

Staff (2019-07-24). Mueller: I Did Not Clear Trump of Obstruction of Justice. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. The former special counsel told Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation. | The televised Capitol Hill appearance, Mueller's first since wrapping his two-year Russia probe last spring, unfolded at a moment of deep divisions in the country, with many Americans hardened in their opinions about the success of Donald…

Staff (2019-07-24). Democrats to Seek More Russia Probe Information. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia probe (all times local): | 6: 35 p.m. | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says his panel will file lawsuits this week to obtain more information about special counsel Robert Mueller's report and to enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn. | Democrats have been preparing the lawsuits for weeks and were waiting until after Mueller's testimony on Wednesday. They will seek to obtain secret grand jury…

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Defense Lobbyist Mark Esper Sworn in as Pentagon Chief. telesurenglish.net Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense Tuesday, hours after the Senate cast a strong bipartisan vote, ending the longest period the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. | RELATED: | From Boeing to Raytheon: A New Lobbyist to Run the Pentagon | Esper was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump and attended by a number of Republican lawmakers. He was confirmed by the U.S…

Staff (2019-07-24). Ted Cruz's "Antifa Are Terrorists" Resolution Seeks to Stifle the Left. truthout.org | | The non-binding Senate resolution introduced this week in an effort to label "antifa" as "a domestic terrorist organization" is the product of years of well-publicized lies about antifa propagated by the right-wing press. | Senate Resolution 279 (S.Res. 279) which Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) introduced on July 18, and which was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is the most serious attempt so far by the…

CFJPIME (2019-07-24). Canada Must Condemn Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply concerned by Israel's demolition of Palestinian housing units in East Jerusalem. Yesterday, Israeli Occupation Forces entered the Palestinian East Jerusalem village of Sur Bahir in the middle of …

Stephen F. Cohen (2019-07-24). Peace in Ukraine? thenation.com Peace in Ukraine?

The Global Research Team (2019-07-24). Global Research: Information and Analysis for Societal Change. globalresearch.ca Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change.With tensions mounting all over the world, we are more committed than ever to the struggle for Peace and the …

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Russia Advocates for Integral Peace in Yemen. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said an integral peace agreement, with the mediation of the United Nations, was necessary in Yemen after meeting with a Yemeni delegation. | RELATED: | War in Yemen May Actually Come to an End: UN | The Foreign Ministry added in a statement that such a deal should include the Stockholm agreement reached in December 2018, stressing the need for a peaceful and political option. | He added that urgent measures should be implemented to address the humanitarian…

Michael Doliner (2019-07-24). Russiagate: the Cherry on Top. counterpunch.org How about Russiagate, dude? It doesn't get much better than that. The whole thing is a carpet of smoke under which to kick the contents of the purloined DNC e-mails. If just one so-called MSM journalist took a gander at those digital pearls he might have twigged that the DNC took a dump on its More

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Trump Vetoes Congress' Block to Sell $8B Arms to Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump vetoed Wednesday three congressional resolutions that blocked US$8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. | RELATED: | Yemen World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Human Rights Report | The Trump administration avoided Congress by using a legal loophole citing rising tensions with Iran to call on emergency…

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Chilean Lawmakers Abolish Law Requiring Codelco to Finance Military. telesurenglish.net Chilean lawmakers passed a measure on Wednesday abolishing an antiquated, decades-old law under which state-run Codelco COBRE.UL, the world's largest copper miner, helped foot the bill for the country's military. | RELATED: | Chile's Teachers Vote to End Second-Longest Strike | The bill establishes a dedicated fund to finance the Chilean armed forces, and beefs up congressional oversight of…

Staff (2019-07-24). Headlines for July 24, 2019. democracynow.org Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress, Trump Rails Against Squad, Mueller Report in Speech to Teenagers, Disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Expected to Step Down, ORR Says Unaccompanied Migrant Children Could Be Detained for Years, Immigration Agents Detain Texas Teen for 3+ Weeks Despite Being a U.S. Citizen, Tennessee Community Blocks ICE from Taking Neighbor by Forming Human Chain, Trump Threatens Guatemala with Tariffs and Other Penalties After Failure of Immigration Deal, DOJ Pursues Antitrust Probe into Big Tech, Reports: FTC to Accuse Facebook of Misleading Consumers on Personal Data Use, F…

Staff (2019-07-24). Rep. Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction Case Against Trump. truthout.org | | Amid congressional testimony on Wednesday in which former special counsel Robert Mueller reiterated publicly that President Donald Trump "was not exculpated" of wrongdoing in his report, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California also provided a succinct recap of why the only reason Mueller did not recommend charges against the president was because of an exis…

Staff (2019-07-24). Trump-Pelosi Deal Raises Debt Limit, But Protects War Machine, Hyde Amendment. truthout.org | | Let me get this straight. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have miraculously just come to a silky-smooth bipartisan budget agreement that rips the feathers right off the deficit hawks and kills the Obama-era Sequester and fake debt ceiling crises all in one swoop. | The catch is that the debt ceiling truce is only for two years. So if a Democrat wins the…

Staff (2019-07-24). Trump Sues House Panel, NY, to Protect State Tax Returns. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee. | The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block the application of a new New York state law that could allow the Democratic-controlled House and Ways Means Committee to obtain the returns. The lawsuit, filed in Was…

John Nichols (2019-07-24). Mueller Has Provided Congress With Everything It Needs to Impeach Trump. thenation.com Mueller Has Provided Congress With Everything It Needs to Impeach Trump…

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Mueller Hearing: Trump Would be Indicted if He Weren't President. telesurenglish.net Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday told a U.S. congressional hearing he had not exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and indicated he would have sought his indictment were it not for a Justice Department policy against bringing charges against a sitting president. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Fixation on Russia May Have Handed Trump a 2020 Win | Democratic Representative Ted Lieu asked Mueller if the reason he did not bring a criminal indictment agains…

Fridays For Future Sacramento (2019-07-24). Peace Strike for Climate & Amazon Rainforest in State Capital. indybay.org California State Capitol Museum, West Steps | 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…

RT (2019-07-24). Trump wanted me fired, Mueller tells Congress. rt.com Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that President Donald Trump wanted him fired once his investigation shifted towards alleged obstruction of justice.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-24). 'Congress Needs to Wake Up': Demanding Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion Activists Superglue Themselves to Capitol. commondreams.org "Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're not going back to business as usual until we declare a climate emergency and get climate justice for everyone, everywhere." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-07-24). Trump rejects Mueller testimony, demands he 'investigates the investigators'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has ridiculed Robert Mueller during the former special counsel's testimony to Congress, arguing the investigator led a "witch hunt" in his collusion probe and failed to investigate the right officials.

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2019-07-24). Put Down Your Swords: After 18 Years, the Senate Was Finally, Ingloriously Shamed Into Doing Right By 9/11 Responders. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-07-24). One hearing down, 'Shifty Schiff' to go: Trump mocks Democrat Intelligence Chairman. rt.com As former Special Counsel sat down to his second Congressional hearing of the day, President Donald Trump mocked House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, calling him an "embarrassment to our country."

WSWS (2019-07-24). Turkish government prepares to deport Syrian refugees living in Istanbul. wsws.org Ankara has announced that Syrian refugees not registered in Istanbul have until August 20 to return to the cities in Turkey where they are registered or face deportation.

RT (2019-07-24). Must-see or much ado? Mueller testimony in Congress to rehash 'Russiagate'. rt.com Americans who somehow missed the 'Russiagate' book can now see the movie adaptation, namely former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two committees of Congress. A must-see event, or much ado about nothing?

RT (2019-07-24). Mueller's sluggish testimony turns out to be 'disaster' for disappointed Democrats. rt.com Former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to congress was supposed to bring new clarity to the Russiagate drama — but Americans tuning in quickly realized the much-hyped event was turning into a "disaster" for Democrats.

RT (2019-07-24). Robert Mueller testifies before House Intelligence Committee about 'Russiagate' probe (WATCH LIVE). rt.com Former special counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about his investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin.

Adel Karim (2019-07-23). Does the U.S. Army Intend to Leave Syria? globalresearch.ca Last December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Pentagon started the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria. Even then, many people were quite skeptical about the words of the American president while a number of political analysts and …

teleSUR (2019-07-23). Lebanon Accuses Israel of Threatening Peace in the Region. telesurenglish.net Lebanon accused Israel Tuesday of threatening its civilian infrastructure after the latter complained before the United Nations Security Council that Iran was smuggling weapons to the Hezbollah movement through the port of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. | RELATED: | Israel Strikes Strategic Tel al-Hara Near Golan Heights: Syrian Gov't | "Israel found that in 2018 and 2019,…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-23). Why Boris Johnson is Even More Dangerous Than Trump. counterpunch.org Is the rise of Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister the product of a soft coup? Does Donald Trump's racist demonisation of four non-white congress members prove him to be a "fascist" leader like Mussolini and Hitler? The two questions should be answered together because political developments in Britain tend to emulate those in the US, More

teleSUR (2019-07-23). Israel Strikes Tel al-Hara Near Golan Heights: Syrian Gov't. telesurenglish.net Airstrikes from Israeli jets have struck Wednesday the hill of Tel al-Hara in the province of Daraa in southern Syria at 1: 30 am local time, no human casualties were reported only material losses, according to Syrian state media (SANA). | RELATED: | Syrian Air Defenses Engage Rocket Attacks in Damascus and Homs | Tel al-Hara is a strategically located area, as it is the highest outpost in southern Daraa province overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In 2018, Syrian fo…

Gary Leupp (2019-07-23). Trump vs. the Squad, or the Fascist Use of Zionism. dissidentvoice.org The strategy is clear. Whether Trump confronts Sleepy Joe, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas or some other Democratic opponent in the presidential race, he will target the "Squad" of newly elected freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. Trump has decided to (1) depict them as the real face of the Democratic Party; …

United Nations (2019-07-23). Monday's Daily Brief: Situation critical for Libya migrants, 'dangerous paralysis' in Israel-Palestine conflict, 'shocking escalation' in Syria, record heatwaves. un.org Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for 'tangible steps' to alleviate the crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and keep two-State solution alive; Idlib in Syria suffers more deadly attacks on civilians; Europe and Bangladesh deal with extreme weather events; and Angry Birds take on the climate crisis.

Thomas Knapp (2019-07-23). Peckerwood Populism is About Political Strategy, Not Personal Belief. counterpunch.org The controversy around President Donald Trump's recent tweets targeting "The Squad" — four Democratic members of Congress who are all women, all people "of color," and all of whom Trump seems to think aren't "from America" (one came from Somalia as a young woman and became a US citizen at 17; the rest are "natural More

Staff (2019-07-23). Headlines for July 23, 2019. democracynow.org Half a Million Puerto Ricans Take Over San Juan Streets to Call for Gov. Rosselló to Resign, Boris Johnson Becomes New British Prime Minister, Trump Admin Expands Deportation Powers, Putting 100,000s of Undocumented Immigrants at Risk, ICE Now Using DNA Testing on Asylum-Seeking Families, DOJ Tells Mueller His Testimony Must "Remain Within Boundaries" of Redacted Report, Trump Says He Can "Wipe Afghanistan Off the Face of the Earth" as He Meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte Calls for the Death Penalty for Drug Offenders, Syrian Airstrikes Kill At Least 50, Amid Ongoing Violence in Id…

Gary Leupp (2019-07-23). Minnesota, White People, Lutherans and Ilhan Omar. counterpunch.org Interesting that Trump's current opportunistic vilification campaign focuses on a congresswoman from Minnesota. My late mother was from Minnesota. Daughter of an immigrant Swedish father and a mother born of Norwegian immigrants, she had a kind of Ingrid Bergman look. The hospital record describes her as "comely" (as though this were a technical term) at More

Staff (2019-07-23). Ted Cruz Wants to Label Antifa a Terrorist Group. truthout.org | | Last week, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Ted Cruz of Texas introduced a resolution to designate "antifa," which the Anti-Defamation League defines as "a loose collection of groups, networks, and individuals who believe in active, aggressive opposition to far right-wing movements," as a "domestic t…

Deb West (2019-07-23). International Laws Governing the Use of Nuclear Weapons in Outer Space Expiring in 2021. globalresearch.ca In recent rhetoric about a treaty between Russia and Pakistan to not be the first to deploy weapons in space, citing "The use of force against space-based objects, the development and deployment of Anti Ballistic Missile systems and their …

Fight Back (2019-07-23). FRSO sends delegation to the Sao Paolo Forum. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – From July 25 to 28, delegates from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) will be participating in the 25th Sao Paolo Forum, held this year in Caracas, Venezuela. Over 1000 delegates from around the world will be attending, under the slogan "For Peace, Sovereignty and the Prosperity of the People: Unity, Struggle, Combat and Victory!" | The FRSO delegation will be led by Tom Burke, the Organization Secretary of Freedom Road. | Much has happened since the Sao Paolo Forum first began in 1994. At that time, the international left was trying to summate the overthrow of the Soviet Union a…

United Nations (2019-07-23). Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but 'overriding priority' must be 'lasting peace', say UN officials. un.org The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their "arbitrary detention" across Libya, following an agreement on Tuesday by European Union countries to offer those fleeing across the Mediterranean a safe berth through a new distribution mechanism.

Fight Back (2019-07-23). San Francisco protest: Oust Duterte! Stop the killings in the Philippines! fightbacknews.org San Francisco, CA – On July 22, more than 300 people packed the street in front of the Philippine consulate in San Francisco. Chants of "People power now!" and "No justice, no peace! Stop the killings in the Philippines!" rang out as protestors called for the ousting of Philippine President Duterte, who has killed thousands in his so-called 'war on drugs.' The occasion was the "Peoples' SONA" on the occasion of the official State of the Nation Address given by the Philippine president each year. | Speakers from the BAYAN/Anakbayan of San Francisco, Migrante, and other organizations including the Arab Resource and…

United Nations (2019-07-23). 'Tangible steps' needed to alleviate crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, keep two-State solution alive: DiCarlo. un.org The "dangerous paralysis" that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a "loss of hope" that peace can ever be achieved through negotiation, the UN's Political and Peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2019-07-23). Iran's FM Visits Nicaragua to Strengthen Bilateral Relations. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega met Monday with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to deepen bilateral relations between both nations. | RELATED: | Trump Warns Iran's Sanctions Will Be Increased 'Substantially' | "We are brother countries, Revolutions born at the same time in the defense of peace, justice and freedom for our people, for the unity of our people," said Ortega in his welcoming speech. | "As for us," replied Zafir, "a victory for you means a vi…

Tim Weiner (2019-07-23). We Are at a Moment of Great Peril, and the Rule of Law Is All We've Got. thenation.com We Are at a Moment of Great Peril, and the Rule of Law Is All We've Got…

Staff (2019-07-23). Trump USDA Proposes New Rule to Strip Food Stamps From Over 3 Million Americans. truthout.org | | In a move critics denounced as the Trump administration's latest effort to bypass Congress to attack low-income families, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday proposed a new rule that would strip food stamps from more than three million Americans. | USDA chief Sonny Perdue, in a call with reporters Monday…

John Nichols (2019-07-23). Trump Cannot Declare War—Especially on Iran—Without Congress. thenation.com Trump Cannot Declare War—Especially on Iran—Without Congress…

John Lindsay-Poland (2019-07-23). The U.S. is flooding the world with guns. Congress can stop that. nationofchange.org When gun exporters and importers gather at a trade conference at the Trump Hotel in Washington later this month, they will confront mixed trends in their industry. | Gun manufacturing in the United States fell sharply in the first year of the Trump presidency, by more than 27 percent — a change widely attributed to gun buyers' confidence that Trump would maintain or expand commercial access to firearms, limiting the impulse to stock up over a short period of time. Gun imports into the United States have also dropped significantly,…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-23). "It's as Bad as It Looks": Pelosi Under Fire for Debt Ceiling Deal That Hands GOP Power to Kneecap Progressive Agenda. commondreams.org "It sets up a crisis of the first year of the next president's administration," said a former congressional staffer. "We're letting them light the fuse on another bomb and place it squarely in the middle of the next president's first year." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-07-23). Black helicopters over DC? Pentagon accidentally reveals 'classified' domestic Black Hawk mission. rt.com The US Army apparently plans to swarm the nation's capital region with Black Hawk helicopters as part of an ongoing "classified flight mission" that the Pentagon accidentally exposed while requesting funds from Congress.

2019-07-24: Social Media Postees

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Time to forget the word Russiagate & look into FBI-gate instead — Ron Paul
rt.com | 2019-07-25
The Democrats' dream of impeaching President Trump over the Russiagate scandal has "totally failed," its fate confirmed by special counsel Robert Mueller's disastrous showing in Congress, former congressman Ron Paul told RT. | …
rt.com/usa/464996-ron-paul-mueller-russi…

Ted Cruz's "Antifa Are Terrorists" Resolution Seeks to Stifle the Left
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-24
| The non-binding Senate resolution introduced this week in an effort to label "antifa" as "a domestic terrorist organization" is the product of years of well-publicized lies about antifa propagated by the right-wing press. | Senate Resolution 279 (S.Res. 279) which Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) introduced on July 18, and which was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is the most serious attempt so far by the…
truthout.org/articles/ted-cruzs-antifa-a…

Defense Lobbyist Mark Esper Sworn in as Pentagon Chief
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense Tuesday, hours after the Senate cast a strong bipartisan vote, ending the longest period the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. | RELATED: | From Boeing to Raytheon: A New Lobbyist to Run the Pentagon | Esper was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump and attended by a number of Republican lawmakers. He was confirmed by the U.S…
telesurenglish.net/news/united-states-ne…

Ted Cruz's "Antifa Are Terrorists" Resolution Seeks to Stifle the Left
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-24
| The non-binding Senate resolution introduced this week in an effort to label "antifa" as "a domestic terrorist organization" is the product of years of well-publicized lies about antifa propagated by the right-wing press. | Senate Resolution 279 (S.Res. 279) which Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) introduced on July 18, and which was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is the most serious attempt so far by the…
truthout.org/articles/ted-cruzs-antifa-a…

Peace in Ukraine?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-07-24
Peace in Ukraine?
thenation.com/article/peace-in-ukraine/

Global Research: Information and Analysis for Societal Change
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-24
Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change.With tensions mounting all over the world, we are more committed than ever to the struggle for Peace and the …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-information-and-analysis-for-societal-change/5684443

Russia Advocates for Integral Peace in Yemen
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said an integral peace agreement, with the mediation of the United Nations, was necessary in Yemen after meeting with a Yemeni delegation. | RELATED: | War in Yemen May Actually Come to an End: UN | The Foreign Ministry added in a statement that such a deal should include the Stockholm agreement reached in December 2018, stressing the need for a peaceful and political option. | He added that urgent measures should be implemented to address the humanitarian…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Advocates…

Canada Must Condemn Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-24
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply concerned by Israel's demolition of Palestinian housing units in East Jerusalem. Yesterday, Israeli Occupation Forces entered the Palestinian East Jerusalem village of Sur Bahir in the middle of …
globalresearch.ca/canada-must-condemn-israeli-demolition-of-palestinian-homes/5684456

Global Research: Information and Analysis for Societal Change
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-24
Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change.With tensions mounting all over the world, we are more committed than ever to the struggle for Peace and the …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-information-and-analysis-for-societal-change/5684443

Russia Advocates for Integral Peace in Yemen
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said an integral peace agreement, with the mediation of the United Nations, was necessary in Yemen after meeting with a Yemeni delegation. | RELATED: | War in Yemen May Actually Come to an End: UN | The Foreign Ministry added in a statement that such a deal should include the Stockholm agreement reached in December 2018, stressing the need for a peaceful and political option. | He added that urgent measures should be implemented to address the humanitarian…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Advocates…

Russiagate: the Cherry on Top
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-24
How about Russiagate, dude? It doesn't get much better than that. The whole thing is a carpet of smoke under which to kick the contents of the purloined DNC e-mails. If just one so-called MSM journalist took a gander at those digital pearls he might have twigged that the DNC took a dump on its…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/24/russiagate-t…

Russiagate: the Cherry on Top
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-24
How about Russiagate, dude? It doesn't get much better than that. The whole thing is a carpet of smoke under which to kick the contents of the purloined DNC e-mails. If just one so-called MSM journalist took a gander at those digital pearls he might have twigged that the DNC took a dump on its…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/24/russiagate-t…

Chilean Lawmakers Abolish Law Requiring Codelco to Finance Military
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Chilean lawmakers passed a measure on Wednesday abolishing an antiquated, decades-old law under which state-run Codelco COBRE.UL, the world's largest copper miner, helped foot the bill for the country's military. | RELATED: | Chile's Teachers Vote to End Second-Longest Strike | The bill establishes a dedicated fund to finance the Chilean armed forces, and beefs up congressional oversight of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chilean-Lawmaker…

Democrats to Seek More Russia Probe Information
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-24
WASHINGTON — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia probe (all times local): | 6: 35 p.m. | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says his panel will file lawsuits this week to obtain more information about special counsel Robert Mueller's report and to enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn. | Democrats have been preparing the lawsuits for weeks and were waiting until after Mueller's testimony on Wednesday. They will seek to obtain secret grand jury…
truthdig.com/articles/mueller-raises-ala…

Mueller Hearing: Trump Would be Indicted if He Weren't President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday told a U.S. congressional hearing he had not exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and indicated he would have sought his indictment were it not for a Justice Department policy against bringing charges against a sitting president. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Fixation on Russia May Have Handed Trump a 2020 Win | Democratic Representative Ted Lieu asked Mueller if the reason he did not bring a criminal indictment agains…
telesurenglish.net/news/united-states-mu…

Rep. Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction Case Against Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-24
| Amid congressional testimony on Wednesday in which former special counsel Robert Mueller reiterated publicly that President Donald Trump "was not exculpated" of wrongdoing in his report, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California also provided a succinct recap of why the only reason Mueller did not recommend charges against the president was because of an exis…
truthout.org/articles/rep-lieus-recap-du…

Trump Vetoes Congress' Block to Sell $8B Arms to Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
United States President Donald Trump vetoed Wednesday three congressional resolutions that blocked US$8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. | RELATED: | Yemen World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Human Rights Report | The Trump administration avoided Congress by using a legal loophole citing rising tensions with Iran to call on emergency…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Vetoes-Con…

Trump Sues House Panel, NY, to Protect State Tax Returns
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-24
NEW YORK — Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee. | The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block the application of a new New York state law that could allow the Democratic-controlled House and Ways Means Committee to obtain the returns. The lawsuit, filed in Was…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-sues-house-p…

Mueller Has Provided Congress With Everything It Needs to Impeach Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-07-24
Mueller Has Provided Congress With Everything It Needs to Impeach Trump…
thenation.com/article/mueller-report-tru…

Mueller: I Did Not Clear Trump of Obstruction of Justice
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-24
WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. The former special counsel told Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation. | The televised Capitol Hill appearance, Mueller's first since wrapping his two-year Russia probe last spring, unfolded at a moment of deep divisions in the country, with many Americans hardened in their opinions about the success of Donald…
truthdig.com/articles/mueller-i-did-not-…

Trump Vetoes Congress' Block to Sell $8B Arms to Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
United States President Donald Trump vetoed Wednesday three congressional resolutions that blocked US$8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. | RELATED: | Yemen World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Human Rights Report | The Trump administration avoided Congress by using a legal loophole citing rising tensions with Iran to call on emergency…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Vetoes-Con…

Mueller Hearing: Trump Would be Indicted if He Weren't President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-24
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday told a U.S. congressional hearing he had not exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and indicated he would have sought his indictment were it not for a Justice Department policy against bringing charges against a sitting president. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Fixation on Russia May Have Handed Trump a 2020 Win | Democratic Representative Ted Lieu asked Mueller if the reason he did not bring a criminal indictment agains…
telesurenglish.net/news/united-states-mu…

Turkish government prepares to deport Syrian refugees living in Istanbul
wsws.org | 2019-07-24
Ankara has announced that Syrian refugees not registered in Istanbul have until August 20 to return to the cities in Turkey where they are registered or face deportation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/24/turk…

Peace Strike for Climate & Amazon Rainforest in State Capital
Fridays For Future Sacramento | indybay.org | 2019-07-24
California State Capitol Museum, West Steps | 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/19/1882485…

Put Down Your Swords: After 18 Years, the Senate Was Finally, Ingloriously Shamed Into Doing Right By 9/11 Responders
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-24
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'Congress Needs to Wake Up': Demanding Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion Activists Superglue Themselves to Capitol
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-24
"Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're not going back to business as usual until we declare a climate emergency and get climate justice for everyone, everywhere." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump rejects Mueller testimony, demands he 'investigates the investigators'
rt.com | 2019-07-24
US President Donald Trump has ridiculed Robert Mueller during the former special counsel's testimony to Congress, arguing the investigator led a "witch hunt" in his collusion probe and failed to investigate the right officials. | …
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Must-see or much ado? Mueller testimony in Congress to rehash 'Russiagate'
rt.com | 2019-07-24
Americans who somehow missed the 'Russiagate' book can now see the movie adaptation, namely former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two committees of Congress. A must-see event, or much ado about nothing? | …
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One hearing down, 'Shifty Schiff' to go: Trump mocks Democrat Intelligence Chairman
rt.com | 2019-07-24
As former Special Counsel sat down to his second Congressional hearing of the day, President Donald Trump mocked House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, calling him an "embarrassment to our country." | …
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Robert Mueller testifies before House Intelligence Committee about 'Russiagate' probe (WATCH LIVE)
rt.com | 2019-07-24
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about his investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin. | …
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Mueller's sluggish testimony turns out to be 'disaster' for disappointed Democrats
rt.com | 2019-07-24
Former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to congress was supposed to bring new clarity to the Russiagate drama — but Americans tuning in quickly realized the much-hyped event was turning into a "disaster" for Democrats. | …
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Trump wanted me fired, Mueller tells Congress
rt.com | 2019-07-24
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that President Donald Trump wanted him fired once his investigation shifted towards alleged obstruction of justice. | …
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Lebanon Accuses Israel of Threatening Peace in the Region
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-23
Lebanon accused Israel Tuesday of threatening its civilian infrastructure after the latter complained before the United Nations Security Council that Iran was smuggling weapons to the Hezbollah movement through the port of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. | RELATED: | Israel Strikes Strategic Tel al-Hara Near Golan Heights: Syrian Gov't | "Israel found that in 2018 and 2019,…
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Monday's Daily Brief: Situation critical for Libya migrants, 'dangerous paralysis' in Israel-Palestine conflict, 'shocking escalation' in Syria, record heatwaves
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-23
Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for 'tangible steps' to alleviate the crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and keep two-State solution alive; Idlib in Syria suffers more deadly attacks on civilians; Europe and Bangladesh deal with extreme weather events; and Angry Birds take on the climate crisis.
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Minnesota, White People, Lutherans and Ilhan Omar
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-23
Interesting that Trump's current opportunistic vilification campaign focuses on a congresswoman from Minnesota. My late mother was from Minnesota. Daughter of an immigrant Swedish father and a mother born of Norwegian immigrants, she had a kind of Ingrid Bergman look. The hospital record describes her as "comely" (as though this were a technical term) at…
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Israel Strikes Tel al-Hara Near Golan Heights: Syrian Gov't
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-23
Airstrikes from Israeli jets have struck Wednesday the hill of Tel al-Hara in the province of Daraa in southern Syria at 1: 30 am local time, no human casualties were reported only material losses, according to Syrian state media (SANA). | RELATED: | Syrian Air Defenses Engage Rocket Attacks in Damascus and Homs | Tel al-Hara is a strategically located area, as it is the highest outpost in southern Daraa province overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In 2018, Syrian fo…
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With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back
aclu.org | 2019-07-23
In a sea of anti-BDS legislation, a resolution championing the right to political boycotts emerges. | More than 250 million Americans, some 78 percent of the population, live in states with anti-boycott laws or policies. With the right to boycott under attack across the United States, some members of Congress are pushing back against these dangerous and unrelenting attacks., , Last week, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), along with Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), introduced a…
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Why Boris Johnson is Even More Dangerous Than Trump
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-23
Is the rise of Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister the product of a soft coup? Does Donald Trump's racist demonisation of four non-white congress members prove him to be a "fascist" leader like Mussolini and Hitler? The two questions should be answered together because political developments in Britain tend to emulate those in the US,…
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Why Boris Johnson is Even More Dangerous Than Trump
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-23
Is the rise of Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister the product of a soft coup? Does Donald Trump's racist demonisation of four non-white congress members prove him to be a "fascist" leader like Mussolini and Hitler? The two questions should be answered together because political developments in Britain tend to emulate those in the US,…
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Trump vs. the Squad, or the Fascist Use of Zionism
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-23
The strategy is clear. Whether Trump confronts Sleepy Joe, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas or some other Democratic opponent in the presidential race, he will target the "Squad" of newly elected freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. Trump has decided to (1) depict them as the real face of the Democratic Party; …
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Does the U.S. Army Intend to Leave Syria?
Adel Karim | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-23
Last December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Pentagon started the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria. Even then, many people were quite skeptical about the words of the American president while a number of political analysts and …
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'Tangible steps' needed to alleviate crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, keep two-State solution alive: DiCarlo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-23
The "dangerous paralysis" that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a "loss of hope" that peace can ever be achieved through negotiation, the UN's Political and Peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.
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FRSO sends delegation to the Sao Paolo Forum
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-23
Caracas, Venezuela – From July 25 to 28, delegates from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) will be participating in the 25th Sao Paolo Forum, held this year in Caracas, Venezuela. Over 1000 delegates from around the world will be attending, under the slogan "For Peace, Sovereignty and the Prosperity of the People: Unity, Struggle, Combat and Victory!" | The FRSO delegation will be led by Tom Burke, the Organization Secretary of Freedom Road. | Much has happened since the Sao Paolo Forum first began in 1994. At that time, the international left was trying to summate the overthrow of the Soviet Union a…
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San Francisco protest: Oust Duterte! Stop the killings in the Philippines!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-23
San Francisco, CA – On July 22, more than 300 people packed the street in front of the Philippine consulate in San Francisco. Chants of "People power now!" and "No justice, no peace! Stop the killings in the Philippines!" rang out as protestors called for the ousting of Philippine President Duterte, who has killed thousands in his so-called 'war on drugs.' The occasion was the "Peoples' SONA" on the occasion of the official State of the Nation Address given by the Philippine president each year. | Speakers from the BAYAN/Anakbayan of San Francisco, Migrante, and other organizations including the Arab Resource and…
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Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but 'overriding priority' must be 'lasting peace', say UN officials
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-23
The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their "arbitrary detention" across Libya, following an agreement on Tuesday by European Union countries to offer those fleeing across the Mediterranean a safe berth through a new distribution mechanism.
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Iran's FM Visits Nicaragua to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-23
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega met Monday with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to deepen bilateral relations between both nations. | RELATED: | Trump Warns Iran's Sanctions Will Be Increased 'Substantially' | "We are brother countries, Revolutions born at the same time in the defense of peace, justice and freedom for our people, for the unity of our people," said Ortega in his welcoming speech. | "As for us," replied Zafir, "a victory for you means a vi…
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Trump Cannot Declare War–Especially on Iran–Without Congress
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-07-23
Trump Cannot Declare War–Especially on Iran–Without Congress…
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Peckerwood Populism is About Political Strategy, Not Personal Belief
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-23
The controversy around President Donald Trump's recent tweets targeting "The Squad" — four Democratic members of Congress who are all women, all people "of color," and all of whom Trump seems to think aren't "from America" (one came from Somalia as a young woman and became a US citizen at 17; the rest are…
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Peckerwood Populism is About Political Strategy, Not Personal Belief
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-23
The controversy around President Donald Trump's recent tweets targeting "The Squad" — four Democratic members of Congress who are all women, all people "of color," and all of whom Trump seems to think aren't "from America" (one came from Somalia as a young woman and became a US citizen at 17; the rest are…
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The U.S. is flooding the world with guns. Congress can stop that
John Lindsay-Poland | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-23
When gun exporters and importers gather at a trade conference at the Trump Hotel in Washington later this month, they will confront mixed trends in their industry. | Gun manufacturing in the United States fell sharply in the first year of the Trump presidency, by more than 27 percent — a change widely attributed to gun buyers' confidence that Trump would maintain or expand commercial access to firearms, limiting the impulse to stock up over a short period of time. Gun imports into the United States have also dropped significantly,…
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