Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard
Paul Rockwell | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-15
"Aloha," says Gabbard, "is a powerful force that motivates us to take action for the well-being of others and our country." In King's famous words, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but bends toward justice." Gabbard seeks to bend the arc of history away from war toward peace.
Top scientist denounces smears of Tulsi Gabbard on Syria
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-15
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been smeared as an Assad apologist for her efforts to end the US-backed proxy war and…
Three more humanitarian workers killed in Syria, with civilian death toll 'rising every day'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-15
An attack in the south of Syria's restive Idlib province that led to the deaths of a paramedic, an ambulance driver and a rescue worker, were added to the grim total on Thursday of more than 500 civilian fatalities documented in the country by the United Nations, over the past three and a half months alone.
Video: Syrian Army Reached Khan Shaykhun
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-15
Government forces are developing their advance in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. | The Syrian military has deployed a new batch of reinforcements, including battle tanks from the 4th Armoured Division, to the frontline. According to pro-government …
Turkey: Women's group offers solidarity to Syrian refugees
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
Women in Turkey have come together and sent a message of solidarity with thousands of Syrian refugees being deported as authorities crack down across Istanbul. The Yoƒüurtàßu Women's Forum met in Turkey's largest city to discuss the plight of the country's 3.6 million Syrian refugees as the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government implements a …
Israel Issues Unprecedented Ban on Two Congresswomen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
JERUSALEM–Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would "show great weakness" to allow them in. | The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting the close American ally appeared to be unprecedented and marked a deep foray by Israel into America's bitterly polarized politics. It is also a sharp escalation of Israel's campaign against the international boycott…
Hickenlooper Ends White House Bid, Mulls Senate Run in Colorado
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
The ex-governor says he's giving "serious thought" to challenging Sen. Cory Gardner as he ends his longshot bid for Democratic nomination.
Progressive Candidates Are Carving a Path to the Senate in 2020 — No Thanks to Chuck Schumer
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-08-15
If Democrats manage to seize the Senate and make Schumer the majority leader, it will be in large part due to the work of an organized left.
Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil
Cat Bell | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
Corner of Masonic and Fell at the Golden Gate Park Panhandle…
Changing world balance of forces in new stage of globalization
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
This is part 7 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Illinois, June 21-23, 2019. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
Prison Guard Drives Truck Into Crowd of Peaceful Anti-ICE Protesters
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
Activists who were sitting at the entry to the detention facility's parking lot in Rhode Island are shaken but remain as committed as ever.
End endless conflict and bring peace to Korea
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
July 27 marked the 66th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which brought an end to hostilities that killed nearly five million people, including almost 40,000 U.S. service members. The war ended in a temporary cease-fire, which is why the United States still maintains 28,500 troops in South Korea. Nuclear missiles ring the …
Bill of Rights: the Last Seduction
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-15
MONDAY, June 16, 1788 Mr. HENRY thought it necessary and proper that they should take a collective view of this whole section, and revert again to the first clause. He adverted to the clause which gives Congress the power of raising armies, and proceeded as follows: To me this appears a very alarming power, when unlimited. They…
26-Year-Old Gun Violence Prevention Activist Is Taking on 26-Year Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-08-15
A 26-year-old organizer in Chicago is mounting a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who has been a member of Congress for 26 years. | Robert Emmons, whose best friend, high school classmate, and freshman roommate was shot and killed in 2015, is making gun violence prevention a cornerstone of his campaign. The Windy City experiences gun violence at alarming yet not uncommon rates, as compared to other metropolitan areas — but the number of fatal shootings is in some ways unique to Chicago, where Emmons's 21-year-ol…
Russians everywhere! Biden aide cries 'spy plane' about normal treaty flight over US
rt.com | 2019-08-15
A routine Russian flight to Hawaii under the Open Skies treaty has been invoked by a former senior Obama administration official to stir up panic among the 'Russiagate' holdovers, proving some conspiracies just refuse to go away. | …
We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril
Lorraine Chow | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-15
Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii's dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to make lei. Its sap was used as dye for ropes and nets. Its bark was used medicinally to treat thrush. But Kokia drynarioides–commonly known as Hawaii tree cotton, or kokio and hau hele'ula …
Why Mauna Kea needs your protection
Kaitlin Grable | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-15
I was born on the island of O'ahu, 98 years after the U.S. supported an illegal coup in my hometown of Honolulu to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani and steal Hawaiian land. I was born in a Hawai'i that is radically and tragically different from the Hawai'i of my ancestors. The Hawaiian word for land is 'aina. This word …
'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
"It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg …
Listening to school strikers is our greatest hope
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-15
The world recently commemorated the anniversaries of the dropping of nuclear weapons on the people of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9) in 1945. But it hasn't been a good few weeks for world peace. | Instead, we have seen a reckless and dangerous escalation of the possibility of war. | August 4 saw United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrogantly suggest during a visit to Australia that Darwin would be an ideal place to locate nuclear missiles. | Although Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in denial mode, we should be sceptical enough to realise that often on such matt…
Tulsi Gabbard vs Google goliath
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-14
Tulsi Gabbard was the most-searched person on Google during the first debate–so the giant corporation shut down her account. | Source…
United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian "Safe Zone," Betraying the Kurds
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-14
Baris Karaagac discusses how the U.S allowed the Turkish government seize land in northern Syria to counter Russian and Iranian influence in spite of former Kurdish allies…
With the Boeing 737 MAX Grounded, Top Boeing Bosses Must Testify Before Congress Now
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, one in Indonesia last October and one in Ethiopia this past March, took a combined 346 lives. Steady scrutiny by the media reported internal company leaks and gave voice to sidelined ex-Boeing engineers and aerospace safety specialists. These experts have revealed that Boeing's executives are responsible because they chose to …
Italy: Democrats, Five-Star Movement call for technocratic government
wsws.org | 2019-08-14
On August 20, the Senate will hold a confidence vote on the current government, after far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini broke the governing alliance.
Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-14
Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of "peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships." | As we inch closer to the SDG Summit in September, UN News caught up with some of them.
Violations Against Children Are 'New Normal' in Mali: UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
Acts of grave violence against children are escalating in Mali where more than 150 children have been killed so far in 2019 and more than 75 injured due to violent attacks and the use of child soldiers, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). | RELATED: | Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace | The number of child soldiers in armed groups within the country has increased drastically while more than 900 s…
Steve King does it again: Iowa congressman's 'rape and incest' remarks spark frenzy
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) has once again touched off a media firestorm with remarks opposing abortion that seemed to imply humanity wouldn't exist without rape and incest. | …
Paul Findley: A Man of Courage
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-14
Paul Findley one of the most remarkable Congressmen that the US House of Representatives had produced since the Second World War passed away on the 9th of August 2019. He was 98 years old. He was first elected to …
Selected Articles: Brexit Conundrum
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-14
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
'Act with restraint' UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-13
After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned "any form" of violence or destruction of property and urged the demonstrators to "express their views in a peaceful way".
Reality-Denial Among America's Democratic Party Faithful
Eric Zuesse | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
I used to be a Democrat, until the majority of Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted in 2002 for George W. Bush's 2003 catastrophic invasion of Iraq, even though everything that Bush and his Administration were alleging the invasion to be based on were mere lies, by him and his Administration. A Senator or Representative …
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
'Debate me!' Ocasio-Cortez wades into Barstool Sports feud with unions
rt.com | 2019-08-13
A comic dispute between labor unions advocates and satirical Barstool Sports head Dave Portnoy vowing to 'crush' them took a serious turn when AFL-CIO and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got involved. | …
Former Beto O'Rourke Organizers Rally Behind New Texas Senate Candidate
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-08-12
In April, Becky Bond and Zack Malitz left Beto O'Rourke's staff, less than a month after they'd helped the former Senate candidate rake in $6 million in the first day of his presidential campaign. It was seen, at the time, as a strategic shift for O'Rourke — away from the "big organizing" vision that drove his unexpectedly impactful 2018 Senate run. Now, Social Practice, the firm created by Bond and Malitz, who also worked on Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign for president, is turning its "big organizing" vis…
TURKEY AND US COME TO AGREEMENT ON CREATION OF SECURITY ZONE
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-10
Turkey and the United States seem to have finally reached some level of agreement regarding the creation of a security zone in Syria, an issue which had long strained the already tense relations between the two countries. Nonetheless, the decision likely doesn't mean the end of the conflict over the issue. Following three days of …
Milwaukee: Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembered
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-10
Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of August 9, over 50 anti-war activists, peace advocates and community members gathered at the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park on Milwaukee's north side to remember the victims of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9) in 1945. Additionally, victims of recent and prior mass shootings across the U.S. were honored. | The program began with an opportunity for attendees to create their own Japanese lanterns, including drawing or writing messages or images on the wrappings. Many custom designs feature messages such as "No more war!" and "Denu…
Friday's Daily Brief: Indigenous Peoples' Day, Yemen food aid, IDs for Rohingya, protect fleeing Malians, Nagasaki Peace Ceremony
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-09
Our main stories: 'Promote' indigenous peoples' languages urges Guterres; WFP resumes Yemen food aid; 500,000 Rohingya ID cards issued; Malians fleeing violence need protection; Nagasaki Peace Ceremony message…
Peace for Colombia
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-09
Latin American solidarity activists rallied for peace and justice in Colombia, in Sydney on August 3. | Speakers called for an end to the killings of social leaders. More than 600 social leaders, including indigenous land rights activists and human rights advocates, have been killed since 2016. | Photos and stories of many of the activists were displayed in Sydney's iconic Circular Quay. | The action was organised by United for Colombia and included a cultural festival of music, dance, theatre and poetry. | international solidarity…
Obama, Biden, Mattis and Clapper Expressed Skepticism on Syria, so Why Is Gabbard Singled Out?
Ali A. Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-08
Why must Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard be smeared and attacked for questioning the mainstream narrative on Syria when even Barack Obama has done the same?
Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-08
Thursday's top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges "maximum restraint" in Jammu and Kashmir, calls for investigations into "brutal abduction" of Libyan politician.
Pentagon: Any Operation by Turkey into Northern Syria 'Unacceptable'
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-08-06
(TM) — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be "unacceptable" and that the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between Washington and Ankara simmer, according to Reuters. On Sunday President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan said Turkey, which already has a foothold in northwest Syria, will carry out …
Pentagon: Any Operation by Turkey into Northern Syria ‘Unacceptable’
New Civil Rights Memorial to be installed on 54th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
splcenter.org | 2019-08-05
Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by Alabama state troopers during a peaceful voting rights march on Feb. 18, 1965.
Weekend Read: The SPLC fights an internal threat to our democracy
splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
In his recent testimony before Congress, Special Counsel Robert Mueller pointedly warned the nation about Russia's ongoing attempts to meddle in our nation's elections.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-02
This guest statement on the Lebanese government's recent restrictions on work permits for Palestinian and Syrian refugees is by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition.
Kamala Harris Team Accused of "Inventing Conspiracies" About Tulsi Gabbard
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-08-01
The Kamala Harris' campaign jumped to tie Gabbard and her campaign to a nebulously defined and unclear Russian conspiracy.
Kamala Harris Team Accused of "Inventing Conspiracies" About Tulsi Gabbard
Propagandists Are Freaking Out Over Tulsi Gabbard's Destruction of Kamala Harris
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-08-01
Tulsi Gabbard took on Kamala Harris over her record on criminal justice reform, the death penalty, and the war on drugs.
Propagandists Are Freaking Out Over Tulsi Gabbard’s Destruction of Kamala Harris
San Diego rallies in solidarity with the Mauna Kea protectors
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-30
On July 27, several dozen people gathered at Mission Bay in San Diego to show solidarity with the current struggle taking place in Hawaii to defend Mauna Kea, a place considered sacred by the Hawaiian people.
Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues
aclu.org | 2019-07-29
The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…
Hawaiians are Taking to the Streets and Exercising their First Amendment Rights
aclu.org | 2019-07-25
We're ensuring the right to protest and cultural access at the world's tallest mountain. | Driving up Daniel K. Inouye Highway on the Big Island of Hawai'i at 4: 30 in the morning is a sight few will forget: a silent, pitch-black road, with black lava and sparse trees. The dark air is a chilly 50 degrees. In our backpacks are packaged tuna, crackers, water, walkie talkies, and a voice recorder. However, the most important items are without a doubt our blue ACLU of Hawai'i legal observer vests and first aid kit, which is stocked with goods like antacid (to rinse our eyes of pepper spray) and earbuds. Sitting in the…
Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-18
Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …