Daily Archives: July 25, 2019

2019-07-25: News Headlines

Tony Cartalucci (2019-07-25). US Puppet Wants Help Making Thailand Like America. globalresearch.ca The US is involved in regime change worldwide — from Venezuela in South America, to Ukraine in Eastern Europe, to Syria in the Middle East, to Afghanistan in Central Asia. | But these headline-grabbing wars, coups, color revolutions, and interventions are …

teleSUR (2019-07-25). Tulsi Gabbard, Ayanna Pressley Votes in Favor of Anti-BDS Bill. telesurenglish.net The 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard came under fire for voting in favor of condemning the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill Backing Pro-Palestine BDS Movement | The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed (398-17) a nonbinding resolution condemning the BDS…

CFJPIME (2019-07-25). Lebanon's New Work Permit Laws, Directed against Palestinians and Syrian Refugees. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) condemns the Lebanese government's new work permit laws which discriminate against Syrian and Palestinian refugees working in the country. CJPME urges the Lebanese government to put an end to its …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-25). Mueller's Congressional Testimony Lays an Egg. globalresearch.ca His 7-hour Wednesday Q & A spectacle was much ado about nothing. | Undemocratic Dems wanting grist for their rage to impeach Trump got nothing to make their case. | The charade was an embarrassment to the maestro of malign intent, unable …

Joe Hunter (2019-07-25). 'People's State of the Nation' events counter lies of President Duterte. liberationnews.org On July 24, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, delivered his fourth annual State of the Nation Address to the nation's Congress, speaking live to the nation from the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Quezon City.

Arabi Souri (2019-07-25). Aleppo Rebuilding Its Infrastructure, 1216 Projects Since Eliminating Terror. globalresearch.ca As hundreds of thousands of Aleppo residents returning to their homes since the Syrian Arab Army and its allies cleaned it from US-sponsored terror, the infrastructure must be rehabilitated and whatever needs to be rebuilt must be completed at the …

Staff (2019-07-25). Ryan Grim: Tom Perez Was Elected Head of DNC Thanks to a "Silent Coup" in Puerto Rico in 2017. democracynow.org As Puerto Ricans celebrate the imminent departure of disgraced Governor Ricardo Rosselló, we speak with Intercept reporter Ryan Grim about how Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez benefited from what's been described as a "coup" within the Democratic Party in Puerto Rico. In his recent book, Grim revealed pro-statehood politicians—including some Republicans—quietly took over the Puerto Rico Democrats in 2017 and then offered full support for Perez in exchange for his support for statehood. This helped give Perez enough delegates to beat Keith Ellison in the race to head the DNC.

Mark Taliano (2019-07-25). Imperial Duplicity and Mass Murder. globalresearch.ca A staple of Western war propaganda is what Prof. John McMurtry calls "Reverse Projection". The U.S. Empire, for example, projects its own crimes against prey nations. | So, it projects the lie that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is a "brutal …

Ted Rall (2019-07-25). Progressives to Democrats: We Are Watching the Way You Mistreat "the Squad" counterpunch.org Strictly speaking, Nancy Pelosi is right. Led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the four Congressional freshmen known as the Squad are, by Beltway standards, relatively powerless—just four votes, as the speaker said. They chair no committees and head no broad coalitions that can be counted upon to cast yeas and nays at their command. Yet More

Staff (2019-07-25). Robert Mueller Testimony Disappoints Democrats Who Bet on Special Counsel to Help Sink Trump. democracynow.org Special counsel Robert Mueller gave his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he spoke for the first time about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Over the 7-hour hearing, Mueller stressed to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees that despite Donald Trump's claims, he had not exonerated the president of obstruction of justice. Mueller's report was handed in 124 days ago, but only a redacted version was made available to the public. Ahead of Mueller's testimony, the Justice Department warned Mueller in a letter to "remain within the bound…

teleSUR (2019-07-25). Sudan Military: Officers Arrested Over Coup Attempt. telesurenglish.net Sudan's military said Wednesday it managed to prevent a coup attempt and arrested a number of senior officers who were plotting to restore ousted President Omar al-Bashir to power. | RELATED: | Sudan: Military Council, Opposition Sign Political Agreement | "The failed attempt aims to abort your glorious revolution and to return the former National Congress regime to power, and to disrupt the path before the expected political solution that aims to establish a civilian state," said…

teleSUR (2019-07-25). Trump Admin Reinstates Federal Capital Punishment. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it was reinstating a two-decades long-dormant policy to resume the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates. | RELATED: | What's Hidden Behind the Walls of US Prisons? | "Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people's representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President," Attorney General William Barr…

Staff (2019-07-25). Trump's Tweets Are Not Just a Diversion, They're Part of a Fascist Agenda. truthout.org | | Of course, Donald Trump is a racist. His tweet attacks telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back to their broken and crime infested" countries are only the latest ugly examples of a consistent, unbroken pattern. As Washington Post journalist Eugene Robinson rightly noted, Trump's co…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-25). End Forever War? Divest Zionism. US Congress Passes Resolution which Violates Constitution. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday, the US House of "Representatives" passed a resolution that violates both the Constitution and natural law. | . | . | . | BREAKING: 398 House members just voted for H.Res.246 in a powerful statement opposing the global BDS campaign and its …

Juan Cole (2019-07-25). Mueller's Testimony Exposes Trump for What He Really Is. truthdig.com This piece first appeared on Informed Comment. | Trump keeps trying to hypnotize people by saying "No collusion, no obstruction," and saying that Mueller exonerated him. Since so few Americans and so few in Congress will actually read the Mueller report, he thinks he can get away with the Big Lie. | Mueller explicitly denied yesterday that he had exonerated Trump. So that's a Trump lie. | The Mueller report contains ample evidence that Trump attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation. In fact, we know that Trump tried as hard…

teleSUR (2019-07-25). Venezuela Hosts 25th Meeting of Leftist 'Sao Paulo Forum'. telesurenglish.net Embracing "Peace, Sovereignty and Prosperity of the Peoples" as a common goal, over 120 Latin American social and political organizations began Thursday the 25th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) in Caracas, Venezuela. | RELATED: | Sao Paulo Forum: Leftist Leaders Reaffirm Regional Unity | Their debates will be focused on the neoliberal offensive against Latin American peoples and its consequences regarding the increase in poverty and inequality. Amidst the United States aggression ag…

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-07-25). Senate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects. indybay.org WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals.

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 (2019-07-25). Headlines for July 25, 2019. democracynow.org Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns Amid Mass Protests, Trump Vetoes Pave Way for U.S. Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Robert Mueller Tells Congress His Report Did Not Exonerate Trump, Federal Court Puts Trump's Asylum Ban on Hold, Federal Regulators Fine Facebook $5 Billion for Massive Privacy Breaches, New U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Downplays Threat of Hard Brexit, Thousands Protest as Boris Johnson Begins Term as British Prime Minister, North Korea Test-Fires Missiles Ahead of U.S.-South Korea War Games, House Lawmakers Approve Resolution Opposing Boycotts of Israel, China's Military Warns It…

RT (2019-07-25). Russiagate devotees bemoan Mueller's deflating testimony… but at least Maddow liked it. rt.com Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress failed to live up to the expectations of many Russiagate-peddling pundits, with one notable exception being MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who had glowing praise for the former special counsel.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-07-25). AIPAC's Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support. indybay.org Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC's HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http: //clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/hou…

susan_p (2019-07-25). Syria: Assad fails to recapture Idlib. greenleft.org.au The Bashir al Assad regime has made little progress in its attempt to recapture rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria. Rebels continue to control most of Idlib and parts of adjacent provinces, writes Chris Slee.

RT (2019-07-25). Tulsi Gabbard sues Google for 'election meddling' over blocked campaign ads. rt.com Google is already interfering in the 2020 US presidential election, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard claims — and she's suing the search behemoth for blocking her campaign ads from appearing after the first primary debate.

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…

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…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-24). Mueller: Only Justice Department ban stopped indictment of Trump. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Only a 20-year-old Justice Department ban on indicting a sitting president for any crimes while in office stopped Special Counsel Robert Mueller from indicting GOP President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, Mueller told Congress on July 24. Testifying in a nationally televised four-hour hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, which is pondering whether to …

Aída Chávez (2019-07-24). Activists Camped at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Face Government Opposition as They Attempt to Block Telescope Construction on Sacred Land. theintercept.com Gov. David Ige gave law enforcement more authority to remove activists and ensure delivery of materials to the Thirty Meter Telescope construction site.

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Common Dreams staff (2019-07-24). Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump. commondreams.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 existing Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo stating that a sitting president could not be indicted. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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). 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…

commondreams (2019-07-24). Open Markets Denounces Ineffective $5 Billion FTC Settlement With Facebook, Calls on Congress to Investigate the FTC. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Robert Mackey (2019-07-24). Key Moments From Robert Mueller's Congressional Testimony. theintercept.com Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, testified on Wednesday morning to the House Judiciary Committee and on Wednesday afternoon to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and President Donald Trump's efforts to obstruct that inquiry. Updates on key moments in the hearings appear below. | Did Mueller's Replies to Rep. Adam Schiff Provide Enough Cover for Democrats to Impeach Trump?: | At the end…

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…

teleSUR (2019-07-24). Trump Vetoes Congress' Block to Sell US$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…

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

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 …

United Nations (2019-07-24). New partnership agreement with Liberia, shows 'clear positive impact of UN peacekeeping'. un.org A formal agreement between Liberia and the UN to supply peacekeeping personnel to serve in the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), marks an "immensely significant" transition for the former war-torn West African nation, its UN Ambassador said in New York on Tuesday.

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 …

United Nations (2019-07-24). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Switzerland leads on innovation, UNICEF 'lifelines' for Yemen, Ebola latest, Liberia peacekeepers. un.org Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world's most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a 'deadly environment' for health workers, UNICEF delivers cash for 9 million vulnerable Yemeni families, acting head of UNAIDS says battle against HIV/ AIDS is "far from over".

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…

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…

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?

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-24). 'Look at My Record': Omar Rejects Suggestion That As Muslim, She Must Condemn Al Qaeda and FGM More Often Than Other Lawmakers. commondreams.org At a conference on Muslim Americans' rights and involvement in politics on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar vehemently rejected the suggestion by an attendee that as one of two Muslim women in Congress, she should make a statement about female genital mutilation or other issues affecting Muslim communities around the world and in the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-24). As Mueller Testifies, Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes President's Alleged Victims 'Got 1/20th of That Congressional Focus'. commondreams.org While former special counsel Robert Mueller testified at two U.S. House hearings Wednesday about his probe of alleged 2016 election meddling and potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, one of the two dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct said she wished such accusations garnered even a fraction of the attention from lawmakers that Mueller has captured. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2019-07-25: Social Media Postees

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US Puppet Wants Help Making Thailand Like America
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
The US is involved in regime change worldwide — from Venezuela in South America, to Ukraine in Eastern Europe, to Syria in the Middle East, to Afghanistan in Central Asia. | But these headline-grabbing wars, coups, color revolutions, and interventions are …
globalresearch.ca/us-puppet-wants-help-making-thailand-like-america/5684556

Tulsi Gabbard, Ayanna Pressley Votes in Favor of Anti-BDS Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-25
The 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard came under fire for voting in favor of condemning the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill Backing Pro-Palestine BDS Movement | The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed (398-17) a nonbinding resolution condemning the BDS…
telesurenglish.net/news/tulsi-gabbard-vo…

Imperial Duplicity and Mass Murder
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
A staple of Western war propaganda is what Prof. John McMurtry calls "Reverse Projection". The U.S. Empire, for example, projects its own crimes against prey nations. | So, it projects the lie that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is a "brutal …
globalresearch.ca/imperial-duplicity-mass-murder/5684559

Progressives to Democrats: We Are Watching the Way You Mistreat "the Squad"
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-25
Strictly speaking, Nancy Pelosi is right. Led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the four Congressional freshmen known as the Squad are, by Beltway standards, relatively powerless–just four votes, as the speaker said. They chair no committees and head no broad coalitions that can be counted upon to cast yeas and nays at their command. Yet…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/25/progressives…

Lebanon's New Work Permit Laws, Directed against Palestinians and Syrian Refugees
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) condemns the Lebanese government's new work permit laws which discriminate against Syrian and Palestinian refugees working in the country. CJPME urges the Lebanese government to put an end to its …
globalresearch.ca/lebanons-new-work-permit-laws/5684536

Mueller's Congressional Testimony Lays an Egg
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
His 7-hour Wednesday Q & A spectacle was much ado about nothing. | Undemocratic Dems wanting grist for their rage to impeach Trump got nothing to make their case. | The charade was an embarrassment to the maestro of malign intent, unable …
globalresearch.ca/muellers-congressional-testimony-lays-egg/5684599

Aleppo Rebuilding Its Infrastructure, 1216 Projects Since Eliminating Terror
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
As hundreds of thousands of Aleppo residents returning to their homes since the Syrian Arab Army and its allies cleaned it from US-sponsored terror, the infrastructure must be rehabilitated and whatever needs to be rebuilt must be completed at the …
globalresearch.ca/aleppo-rebuilding-its-infrastructure-1216-projects-since-eliminating-terror/5684562

Progressives to Democrats: We Are Watching the Way You Mistreat "the Squad"
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-25
Strictly speaking, Nancy Pelosi is right. Led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the four Congressional freshmen known as the Squad are, by Beltway standards, relatively powerless–just four votes, as the speaker said. They chair no committees and head no broad coalitions that can be counted upon to cast yeas and nays at their command. Yet…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/25/progressives…

Ryan Grim: Tom Perez Was Elected Head of DNC Thanks to a "Silent Coup" in Puerto Rico in 2017
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-25
As Puerto Ricans celebrate the imminent departure of disgraced Governor Ricardo Rosselló, we speak with Intercept reporter Ryan Grim about how Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez benefited from what's been described as a "coup" within the Democratic Party in Puerto Rico. In his recent book, Grim revealed pro-statehood politicians–including some Republicans–quietly took over the Puerto Rico Democrats in 2017 and then offered full support for Perez in exchange for his support for statehood. This helped give Perez enough delegates to beat Keith Ellison in the race to head the DNC.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/25/ryan_grim…

Sudan Military: Officers Arrested Over Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-25
Sudan's military said Wednesday it managed to prevent a coup attempt and arrested a number of senior officers who were plotting to restore ousted President Omar al-Bashir to power. | RELATED: | Sudan: Military Council, Opposition Sign Political Agreement | "The failed attempt aims to abort your glorious revolution and to return the former National Congress regime to power, and to disrupt the path before the expected political solution that aims to establish a civilian state," said…
telesurenglish.net/news/-Sudan-Officers-…

Trump Admin Reinstates Federal Capital Punishment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-25
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it was reinstating a two-decades long-dormant policy to resume the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates. | RELATED: | What's Hidden Behind the Walls of US Prisons? | "Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people's representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President," Attorney General William Barr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Admin-Rein…

Trump's Tweets Are Not Just a Diversion, They're Part of a Fascist Agenda
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-25
| Of course, Donald Trump is a racist. His tweet attacks telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back to their broken and crime infested" countries are only the latest ugly examples of a consistent, unbroken pattern. As Washington Post journalist Eugene Robinson rightly noted, Trump's co…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-tweets-are-…

Robert Mueller Testimony Disappoints Democrats Who Bet on Special Counsel to Help Sink Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-25
Special counsel Robert Mueller gave his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he spoke for the first time about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Over the 7-hour hearing, Mueller stressed to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees that despite Donald Trump's claims, he had not exonerated the president of obstruction of justice. Mueller's report was handed in 124 days ago, but only a redacted version was made available to the public. Ahead of Mueller's testimony, the Justice Department warned Mueller in a letter to "remain within the bound…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/25/robert_mu…

Trump Admin Reinstates Federal Capital Punishment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-25
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it was reinstating a two-decades long-dormant policy to resume the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates. | RELATED: | What's Hidden Behind the Walls of US Prisons? | "Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people's representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President," Attorney General William Barr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Admin-Rein…

'People's State of the Nation' events counter lies of President Duterte
Joe Hunter | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-25
On July 24, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, delivered his fourth annual State of the Nation Address to the nation's Congress, speaking live to the nation from the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Quezon City.
liberationnews.org/peoples-state-of-the-…

Mueller's Testimony Exposes Trump for What He Really Is
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-07-25
This piece first appeared on Informed Comment. | Trump keeps trying to hypnotize people by saying "No collusion, no obstruction," and saying that Mueller exonerated him. Since so few Americans and so few in Congress will actually read the Mueller report, he thinks he can get away with the Big Lie. | Mueller explicitly denied yesterday that he had exonerated Trump. So that's a Trump lie. | The Mueller report contains ample evidence that Trump attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation. In fact, we know that Trump tried as hard…
truthdig.com/articles/muellers-testimony…

End Forever War? Divest Zionism. US Congress Passes Resolution which Violates Constitution
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-25
On Wednesday, the US House of "Representatives" passed a resolution that violates both the Constitution and natural law. | . | . | . | BREAKING: 398 House members just voted for H.Res.246 in a powerful statement opposing the global BDS campaign and its | …
globalresearch.ca/end-forever-war-divest-zionism-us-congress-passes-resolution-which-violates-constitution/5684548

Venezuela Hosts 25th Meeting of Leftist 'Sao Paulo Forum'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-25
Embracing "Peace, Sovereignty and Prosperity of the Peoples" as a common goal, over 120 Latin American social and political organizations began Thursday the 25th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) in Caracas, Venezuela. | RELATED: | Sao Paulo Forum: Leftist Leaders Reaffirm Regional Unity | Their debates will be focused on the neoliberal offensive against Latin American peoples and its consequences regarding the increase in poverty and inequality. Amidst the United States aggression ag…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Hosts-…

Tulsi Gabbard sues Google for 'election meddling' over blocked campaign ads
rt.com | 2019-07-25
Google is already interfering in the 2020 US presidential election, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard claims — and she's suing the search behemoth for blocking her campaign ads from appearing after the first primary debate. | …
rt.com/usa/465093-tulsi-sues-google-ads-…

Russiagate devotees bemoan Mueller's deflating testimony… but at least Maddow liked it
rt.com | 2019-07-25
Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress failed to live up to the expectations of many Russiagate-peddling pundits, with one notable exception being MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who had glowing praise for the former special counsel. | …
rt.com/usa/465037-russiagate-maddow-test…

AIPAC's Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-07-25
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC's HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http: //clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/hou…
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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. | …
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Syria: Assad fails to recapture Idlib
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-25
The Bashir al Assad regime has made little progress in its attempt to recapture rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria. Rebels continue to control most of Idlib and parts of adjacent provinces, writes Chris Slee.
greenleft.org.au/content/syria-assad-fails-recapture-idlib

Senate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2019-07-25
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals.
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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…
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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…

Activists Camped at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Face Government Opposition as They Attempt to Block Telescope Construction on Sacred Land
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-07-24
Gov. David Ige gave law enforcement more authority to remove activists and ensure delivery of materials to the Thirty Meter Telescope construction site.
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Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.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 existing Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo stating that a sitting president could not be indicted. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
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Key Moments From Robert Mueller's Congressional Testimony
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-24
Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, testified on Wednesday morning to the House Judiciary Committee and on Wednesday afternoon to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and President Donald Trump's efforts to obstruct that inquiry. Updates on key moments in the hearings appear below. | Did Mueller's Replies to Rep. Adam Schiff Provide Enough Cover for Democrats to Impeach Trump?: | At the end…
theintercept.com/2019/07/24/updates-robe…

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…
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Open Markets Denounces Ineffective $5 Billion FTC Settlement With Facebook, Calls on Congress to Investigate the FTC
commondreams.org | 2019-07-24
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Mueller: Only Justice Department ban stopped indictment of Trump
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-24
WASHINGTON–Only a 20-year-old Justice Department ban on indicting a sitting president for any crimes while in office stopped Special Counsel Robert Mueller from indicting GOP President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, Mueller told Congress on July 24. Testifying in a nationally televised four-hour hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, which is pondering whether to …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Trump Vetoes Congress' Block to Sell US$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…
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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…
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New partnership agreement with Liberia, shows 'clear positive impact of UN peacekeeping'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-24
A formal agreement between Liberia and the UN to supply peacekeeping personnel to serve in the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), marks an "immensely significant" transition for the former war-torn West African nation, its UN Ambassador said in New York on Tuesday.
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Why We Just Blocked Boris Johnson on His Way to See the Queen
Flo Stuart-Leach | commondreams.org | 2019-07-24
We've delivered our message, but will he act? (Photo: Twitter/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Wednesday's Daily Brief: Switzerland leads on innovation, UNICEF 'lifelines' for Yemen, Ebola latest, Liberia peacekeepers
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-24
Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world's most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a 'deadly environment' for health workers, UNICEF delivers cash for 9 million vulnerable Yemeni families, acting head of UNAIDS says battle against HIV/ AIDS is "far from over".
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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

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

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

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…
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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…
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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…
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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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