2018-05-05: News Headlines

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian Near Qalqilia. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the occupation and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the procession started in the afternoon, when the locals and […]…

Vicky Peláez (2018-05-05). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca From our archives. This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research ten years ago in March 2008. | Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form …

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Updated — Health Ministry: "Army Injures 1143 Palestinians, Including 83 With Live Fire In Gaza" imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 1143 Palestinians, including 83 with live fire, among them three who suffered serious wounds, and added that the soldiers injured 149 children and targeted medics and journalists, wounding eight of them. Today's procession, dubbed as […]…

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Army Abducts A Teen Near Jenin, Summon Several Palestinians For Interrogation. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and summoned two others from Jenin and Ramallah for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin said many army jeeps invaded al-Yamoun, searched several homes and abducted a Palestinian teen, a high-school senior, […]…

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Army Injures Several Palestinians, Including A Medic, In Al-Biereh. imemc.org Israeli soldiers inured, Friday, several Palestinians, including a medic, after the army attacked protesters near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. The soldiers, stationed at the permanent roadblock near Beit El colony military and security center, fired rubber-coated steel bullets, […]…

INA (2018-05-05). Natalie Portman's Boycott of Netanyahu Prompts Attack by Billionaire-Backed Right-Wing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. imemc.org After Natalie Portman pulled out of an award ceremony in Israel, right-wing activist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach bought a full-page New York Times ad to attack the actress. Journalist Max Blumenthal details how billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankrolls Shmuley's World Values Network and conservative activism. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling […]…

Staff (2018-05-05). Court Reverses Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin. truthdig.com In a stunning decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturns the verdict in the trial of Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow. Skakel was originally found guilty in 2002 in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl.

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Israeli Soldiers Issue Orders Halting Construction Of A Home Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers issued, Friday, orders for halting the construction of a Palestinian home, and the demolition of a wall around a land, in Ein Jweiza area in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local nonviolent activist, said the soldiers handed Issa al-Atrash […]…

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Army Injures Several Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in Bab az-Zawiya area in the center Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of Palestinians nonviolently marched in the area, while chanting for liberation and independence, before the soldiers attacked […]…

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Florida, Ohio police officers seen kicking handcuffed men. wsws.org Cellphone videos exposed two particularly cruel instances of police brutality this week in Miami, Florida and outside Akron, Ohio.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Teachers in Pueblo, Colorado to strike Monday. wsws.org As in other states that have been centers of opposition from teachers, the unions have done everything they could to prevent a walkout, and are now working to isolate the struggle.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Unifor shuts down strike by Lear auto parts workers in Ajax, Ontario using threat of plant closure. wsws.org The rejection of the original sellout that Unifor attempted to foist on Lear Ajax workers is a reflection of a growing movement of auto workers.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Unequivocally, FOR Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and AGAINST Avengers: Infinity War. wsws.org The blindness and stupidity of the identity politics-obsessed upper middle class knows no bounds. This issue comes up most recently in connection with the different critical responses generated by Isle of Dogs and Avengers: Infinity War.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Arizona teachers oppose union sellout and call for nationwide strike. wsws.org The unions' sellout is the latest in a series of betrayals of teacher, including in West Virginia and Oklahoma.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Citing clashes at May Day rally, French government calls for end to strikes. wsws.org Officials are calling for stepped-up police deployments and closer collaboration with the trade unions to strangle political opposition.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Trump ends temporary protected status for 86,000 Hondurans. wsws.org The decision all but ends the temporary protected status program, as 97 percent of total recipients will lose protection.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Local elections confirm growing class polarisation in UK. wsws.org Polling took place in around 4,300 council seats across England in the first electoral test since last year's general election.

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-05). UAE: Reveal Status of Dubai Ruler's Daughter. hrw.org (Beirut) — United Arab Emirates authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Sheikha Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of the Dubai, and clarify her legal status, Human Rights Watch said today. Failure to disclose the whereabouts and status of the princess could qualify as an enforced disappearance, given the evidence suggesting that she was last seen as UAE authorities were detaining her. Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammed | © 2018 Escape from Dubai | A witness told Human Rights Watch that UAE authorities intercepted Sheikha Latifa on March 4, 2018, as she tried to flee by sea to a third country, and returned her to the UAE. Sheikha Latifa, who told friends that she wished to flee restrictions imposed by her family, has not been seen or heard from for…

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). French rail workers, teachers protest Macron's social cuts. wsws.org Rail workers and high school teachers on strike Thursday spoke out against the social cuts and military spending proposed by President Emmanuel Macron.

RT (2018-05-05). US reactivates 2nd fleet to rival Russia in North Atlantic 'great power competition'. rt.com In a major realignment from fighting terrorism to great power rivalry with Russia, the US Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet. The command had been responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean before it was deactivated in 2011.
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wsws.org (2018-05-05). Judge says special counsel Mueller seeks to oust Trump. wsws.org The statement during a court hearing in Alexandria is the clearest acknowledgement of the underlying purpose of the anti-Russian campaign.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas? wsws.org The Democratic politician who claims to represent the people of California's 51st congressional district is really a loyal servant of Wall Street and the Pentagon.

RT (2018-05-05). NSA triples spying rate on Americans' phone calls, collects 530mn records in 2017. rt.com The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans' phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a new official report has revealed.
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wsws.org (2018-05-05). Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings. wsws.org Participants at the public meetings spoke out against Internet censorship and the persecution of Julian Assange.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). US special forces operations in Yemen presage wider regional war. wsws.org The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington's reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship. wsws.org The meetings reviewed the history of the persecution of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, including the calls by US politicians for his assassination.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). El País warns Spanish unions of their loss of control over the working class. wsws.org Since the global capitalist crisis erupted in 2008, the CCOO and UGT have lost around 600,000 members.

wsws.org (2018-05-05). Official report whitewashes financial crimes by Australia's biggest bank. wsws.org The Commonwealth Bank of Australia agreed to a worthless "enforceable undertaking," which means it can carry on with its rapacious activities.

John Laforge (2018-05-04). Russian Sea Monsters: Rudderless Reactors on the High Seas. counterpunch.org Did you hear the one about the Exxon Valdez, Fuku-Chernobyl, Gulf Oil Titanic? Yeah: Russia floated two nuclear reactors on a bargeto power oil rigs in the Arctic Ocean and nothing went wrong! Unsatisfied with trouncing Japan at the Winter Olympics, 14 gold medals to four, Moscow wants to topple Tokyo as Oceanic Polluter No. More

Brian Cloughley (2018-05-04). Another Major Reset in US-Pakistan Relations is Taking Place. counterpunch.org In February 2018 Pakistan's foreign minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, visited Moscow where his counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, said that Russia is "planning to continue giving practical assistance in strengthening the counterterrorism potential of your country." This was a welcome statement and decidedly different from the intentions of the US President whose first tweet of the year comprehensively insulted More

Manuel E. Yepe (2018-05-04). Peace With North Korea: Not an Impossible Dream. counterpunch.org Calls for talks made by China and Russia, as well as the worldwide outcry for them, outweighed U.S. threats of war and got the two Koreas to sit down and speak and dialogue to prevailed over the cannons, at least for the moment.. Trump's aggressiveness had to give in to reason, and what seemed less More

Federico Pieraccini (2018-05-04). As US Military Effectiveness and Diplomatic Efforts Fade into Irrelevance Many Countries Start Ignoring Washington. globalresearch.ca Diplomatic work continues in some of the areas with the highest geopolitical tensions in the world. In recent days there have been high-level meetings and contacts between Turkey, Iran and Russia over the situation in Syria; meetings between Modi and …

Stephen Lendman (2018-05-04). The US/UK Anti-Russia Conspiracy and the Skripal Affair. globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | The Skripal incident was likely hatched by both countries, one episode among numerous longstanding efforts to demonize Russia — improved relations ruled out …

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-04). Russian Billionaire Who Attended Trump's Inauguration Was Questioned by Mueller's Team: Report. alternet.org Viktor Vekselberg's business partner also reportedly donated a large amount to Trump's campaign. | President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd may not have been the biggest in history, but it did feature some interesting characters, including, according to the New York Times, an influential and Kremlin-tied Russian billionaire named Viktor Vekselberg. On Friday, the Times reported that Vekselberg has been stopped and questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The billionaire was stopped at an airport in the New York area while he was leaving from his own private plane, the report said. The reporters saw no indication that Vekselberg is suspected of wrongdoing; however, he has at least two curious connections to the world of Trump. First, he reportedly attended a dinner in 2015 with former Trump. . .

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-05-04). Roaming Charges: All the President's Lawyers. counterpunch.org + Rudy the Truth-Teller: Trump knew about the Stormy Daniels Non-Disclosure Agreement and repaid Michael Cohen on the installment plan; the NDA was meant to suppress the Daniels story prior to the 2016 election; James Comey is a pervert and pathological liar; Trump fired Comey because the FBI director wouldn't publicly clear him in Russia probe; More

Staff (2018-05-04). Judge Poses Pointed Questions on Manafort Charges at Hearing. truthdig.com ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge on Friday asked pointed questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's authority to bring charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and suggested that prosecutors' true motive is getting Manafort to "sing" against the president. | Manafort's lawyers argued at a hearing in Alexandria that the tax and bank fraud charges are far afield from Mueller's mandate to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether any coordination with Trump associates occurred. | "I don't see what relationship this indictment has with what the special counsel is investigating," U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III, a Reagan appointee, told government lawyers at Friday's hearing. | The Virginia indictment alleges Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars he earned advising pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine from the Internal Revenue Service, money earned from 2006 through 2015. The indictment accuses…

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-04). 'Trump Lives in the Eternal Now': Gen. Hayden Explains the Dangers of Trump's Ignorance of History. alternet.org Trump's apparent inability to grasp context and history makes managing world affairs extremely risky. | President Donald Trump apparent lack of interest in world affairs and his impulsivity may pose serious risks to American efforts abroad, as Gen. Michael Hayden and HBO host Bill Maher pointed out on "Real Time" Friday night. Responding to a viewer's question about how U. S. intelligence operations are being protected from a president who reportedly leaked sensitive information to the Russians, Hayden, who has headed up both the NSA and CIA, noted that there's not much of a buffer. Whoever is elected president gets access to the nation's secrets. Maher argued that Trump doesn't actually even seem to care about intelligence briefings, focusing instead on "whether Nordstrom is selling Ivanka's shoes. ""And that's one of the challenges we have," Hayden said. "Michael Gerson, one of Bush (W. )'s speechwriters, said. . .

Robert Koehler (2018-05-04). Peace and the Nuclear Paradox. counterpunch.org Whenever the topic is nuclear weapons, I remain in a state of disbelief that we can talk about them "strategically" — that language allows us to maintain such a distance from the reality of what they do, we can casually debate their use. Consider, in the context of the sudden rush of alarming news that More

Gareth Porter (2018-05-04). Netanyahu's Evidence Wasn't Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim in his theatrical 20-minute presentation of an Israeli physical seizure of Iran's "atomic archive" in Tehran would certainly have been the "great intelligence achievement" he boasted if it had actually happened. But the claim does not hold up under careful scrutiny, and his assertion that Israel now possesses a vast documentary record of a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program is certainly fraudulent. | Netanyahu's tale of an Israeli intelligence raid right in Tehran that carted off 55,000 paper files and another 55,000 CDs from a "highly secret location" requires that we accept a proposition that is absurd on its face: that Iranian policymakers decided to store their most sensitive military secrets in a small tin-roofed hut with nothing to protect it from heat (thus almost certainly ensuring loss of data on CDs within a few years)…

Scott Ritter (2018-05-04). Bibi's Information Warfare Operation Against America. truthdig.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands the power of framing a story. On April 29, he gave a televised presentation and revealed, in dramatic fashion, the existence of an alleged archive of documents, drawings and photographs that proved Iran once had a program dedicated to the acquisition of a nuclear weapon, contrary to public claims that senior Iranian officials made in the past. | The relevance of Netanyahu's message is up for debate. Most observers acknowledge the exposé may prove embarrassing to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran, which together certified in December 2015 that all issues pertaining to the so-called "possible military dimensions" of the Iranian nuclear program had been resolved. But there is unanimous agreement that nothing in Netanyahu's presentation shows Iran is operating in violation of its commitments under the agreement reached with the…

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2018-05-04). Iran Isn't Violating the JCPOA Nuclear Agreement — America Is. globalresearch.ca On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his most grandiose anti-Iranian performance to date, revealing what he believed was direct proof that Iran "lied" about its nuclear program. This isn't the first time Netanyahu has overhyped the threat of …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-05-04). The Latest Act in Israel's Iran Nuclear Disinformation Campaign. consortiumnews.com Benjamin Netanyahu's stage performance about Iran seeking a nuclear weapon not only was based on old material, but evidence shows it was fabricated too, says Gareth Porter in this Consortium News exclusive report. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News… Read more →

Elliott Gabriel (2018-05-04). Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head. mintpressnews.com Trump has raised the hackles of global powers by marching lock-step with Israel, which has persistently tried to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal while ironically claiming that Iran is building its arsenal to menace its neighbors.

Adeyinka Makinde (2018-05-04). Netanyahu's Iran Speech in Context: Irony, Hypocrisy and the Undeclared Hijacking of U.S. Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca The recent presentation made by Binyamin Netanyahu purportedly detailing a secret Iranian programme aimed at acquiring a nuclear weapons capability is the latest in a long-term effort on his part to obtain United States assistance in destroying Iran. But the …

Ralph Nader (2018-05-04). Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran. counterpunch.org In mid-May, super-war hawks Donald J. Trump (worried about the Mueller investigation), John Bolton, Trump's new unconfirmed national security advisor, and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord. This would open the way for Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Congressional allies to push for More

Andre Gunder Frank (2018-05-04). Coup d'Etat in Washington and "The Dollar Paper Tiger", Fiery Dragon in Asia and the Pacific. globalresearch.ca Editor's Note: We bring to the attention of our readers this essay by the late Professor André Gunder Frank, one of the World's leading and most distinguished political economists. First published by Global Research in 2004. | From the very …

Kelly Macias, DailyKos (2018-05-04). Video Shows Miami Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head—Officer Is Still Being Paid. alternet.org Policing in this country is out of control. | In a speech last year, Donald Trump said he thinks the police should be rougher with people during arrests. But we know that they are plenty rough already—and very often without cause. It seems like every day a new video emerges of police misconduct and brutality toward the people they are supposed to protect, especially when they are people of color. And because today is a day that ends in "y", yet another video showing police abuse toward a black person has come out, this time in Miami. The latest from BuzzFeed: A Miami police officer has been relieved of duty after he was caught on video kicking a defenseless, handcuffed man in the head. The incident happened Thursday morning after two officers pursued a Jeep Cherokee that was suspected. . .

Kerry Eleveld, DailyKos (2018-05-04). Trump Is an Unrepentant Liar—The Mainstream Media Is Finally Calling Him One. alternet.org The president isn't just mixing up his facts. | Donald Trump is a liar. The media is catching on. From a New York Times analysis piece by Peter Baker: As of last week, the American public had been told that President Trump's doctor had certified he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected. " That the president was happy with his legal team and would not hire a new lawyer. That he did not know about the $130,000 payment to a former pornographic film actress who claimed to have had an affair with him. As of this week, it turns out that the statement about his health was not actually from the doctor but had been dictated by Mr. Trump himself. That the president has split with the leaders of his legal team and hired the same new lawyer

Staff (2018-05-04). Hawaii Volcano Sends More Lava, Sulfur Gas Into Communities. truthdig.com PAHOA, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. | The eruption that began with lava flying into the sky from a crack in a road continued with reports of molten rock spurting from several volcanic vents. Neighborhoods downhill from the vents were at risk of being covered up. At least two homes were destroyed, officials said. | Julie Woolsey lives on a street where a vent opened up and channeled lava to within 1,000 yards (914 meters) of her house. When it appeared, she freed her chickens, loaded her dogs into her truck and evacuated with her daughter and grandson. | "We knew we were building…

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