2018-05-06: News Headlines

Daryl G. Kimball (2018-05-06). Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises. globalresearch.ca One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy. | So far, Trump has not exhibited any of …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-05-06). Consortium News' Comments Policy. consortiumnews.com As some readers have objected to their comments being blocked or removed we republish here our updated Comments Policy. At Consortium News, we welcome substantive comments about our articles, but comments should avoid ad hominem attacks, abusive language toward other… Read more →

Staff (2018-05-06). Armed Teachers, Cops at Schools Linked to 30 Gun Mishaps Since 2014. truthdig.com In some cases the weapons were accidentally fired, and in others the firearms came within the reach of children or other unauthorized people, an AP review finds.

Peter Korzun (2018-05-06). Global Warfare, US-NATO Military Escalation, Looming Dangers. globalresearch.ca The month of May is always associated with V-E Day. The sentiments of "never again" were strong 73 years ago, in 1945 when the UN was founded. Since then Europe has put a huge amount of effort into creating a …

Andrew Korybko (2018-05-06). The "Arab NATO" to Make Syria's "Internal Partition" a Reality. globalresearch.ca The possible deployment of Saudi-led GCC and other fellow "coalition" troops to northeastern Syria would formalize the de-facto "internal partition" of the Arab Republic and represent the fulfillment of the RAND Corporation's plans to "contain" Iranian influence in the region, …

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-06). Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily. hrw.org Then-Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 25, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | (Beirut) — Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi Arabia's attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. | Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior Ministry database, which revealed that authorities have detained 2,305 people who are under investigation for more than six months without referring them to a judge. The number held for excessively long periods has apparently increased dramatically in recent years. A similar Human Rights Watch analysis…

wsws.org (2018-05-06). May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx. wsws.org Opening the ICFI's International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth. During the next week, the WSWS will publish the 14 speeches delivered to the rally.

Staff (2018-05-05). Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack. truthdig.com The California real estate investor is interviewed as part of the federal investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Staff (2018-05-05). Nearly 1,600 Reported Arrested in Russian Anti-Putin Protests. truthdig.com MOSCOW—Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them. | Among those arrested was protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putin's most prominent foe. | Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscow's Pushkin Square, where thousands were gathered for an unauthorized protest. | Police also used batons against protesters who chanted "Putin is a thief!" and "Russia will be free!" | Demonstrations under the slogan "He is not our czar" took place throughout the country, from Yakutsk in the far northeast to St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad on the fringes of Europe. | The protests demonstrated that Navalny's opposition, although considered beleaguered by Russian officials and largely…

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Rumors of War: Mueller and Trump Prepare for Battle. truth-out.org Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, leaves following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017. (Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images) | The tone and tenor of the Mueller investigation has changed dramatically. His dangerous questions to Trump went public, Trump's lead attorney was bounced in favor of a lawyer with a taste for political combat, the Freedom Caucus made arrangements to impeach a Justice Department official, and Trump himself threatened to "get involved." Next stop: War.Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, leaves following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017. (Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images) | Send lawyers, guns…

Staff (2018-05-05). Marx's Hometown Unveils Huge Statue on His 200th Birthday. truthdig.com The celebratory uncovering of the 14-foot bronze figure sparks criticism by some who blame Marx for crimes committed by social revolutionaries in Russia, China and elsewhere in the name of communism.

Thomas Scripps (2018-05-05). UK Media Told to Conceal Connections Between Sergei Skripal and MI6. globalresearch.ca Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, has published evidence suggesting that a D-notice has been issued to the press to protect MI6, hiding its connections to the Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal. According to the Conservative government …

Michael Averko (2018-05-05). Western Chauvinism Against Russia Gone Berserk. globalresearch.ca For you non-sports minded Russia watchers, the ethically flawed antics of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and Western mass media at large, highlight a predominating anti-Russian bias that have a definite bigoted aspect. Having personally penned …

South Front (2018-05-05). Militarization on Russia's Doorstep: Washington Confirms Delivery of Javelin Anti-tank Missiles to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca The US State Department has confirmed the delivery of anti-tank missile systems Javelin to Ukraine. | "They have already been delivered," a US State Department official said on April 30 in response to an RFE/RL query on the handover of Javelins….

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-05-05). Devin Nunes Calls for John Kerry to Be Arrested By the FBI: 'Send In the G Men'. alternet.org Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, | The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the very first person every arrested under a constitutionally dubious 1799 law. Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, which could theoretically result in three year in federal prison. The allegations followed a new Boston Globe report on former Secretary of State Kerry working to save the Iran nuclear deal. Stephen Lendman (2018-05-05). The Israeli Nuclear Elephant in the Room. globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Iran and Israel are polar opposites on the nuclear issue — what's rarely acknowledged in Western capitals or publicly discussed. | The Islamic Republic …

INA (2018-05-05). Palestinians: Giro d'Italia Fueling Israel's Lethal Repression. imemc.org A Cycling Palestine team leader was detained by armed Israeli forces for "trespassing" during a protest ride against the Giro d'Italia cycling race. May 5, 2018 — Palestinian civil society groups have accused Giro d'Italia cycling race of covering up Israel's war crimes in Gaza and its secret police's repression against […]…

The Conversation (2018-05-05). Some Say the Gig Economy is Capitalism's Final Victory — But Maybe It's Not. alternet.org Karl Marx wouldn't agree that worker power has been killed by the 21st century. | It is remarkable for an economic thinker and political activist that 200 years after their birth, millions are still avidly discussing their work. Yet Karl Marx's Capital continues to influence every new generation. In an era of anti-globalisation protests and the movement against the 1%, Marx's analysis continues to be relevant — he explains how the capitalist system goes hand in hand with aggressive competition and innovation, and why this leads to poverty, crisis and eventually revolution. He brilliantly describes growing wealth, the worsening conditions of labour and the necessity for a different society. These insights apply as much to the 21st century as the 19th. We see the same capitalist landscape of old incumbents constantly under pressure from new challengers — and also the same destructiveness. Some. . .

Wilfredo Perez Bianco (2018-05-05). May 20 Elections: The Structure of Venezuela's Electoral System. globalresearch.ca On May 20th Venezuelans will exert their right to elect their president and other local officials. It will be the 25th time that election of any type, and the fifth presidential election to take place since 1999 when …

Michael Kowalchuk (2018-05-05). New York City's "Shelter-industrial Complex": Makes Money over Rising Homelessness. globalresearch.ca Featured image: A woman living in the New York City subway. Liberation News photo. | Picture the Homeless, a NYC-based organization that advocates for the rights of homeless people and affordable housing solutions, recently published a report that highlights the inadequacy …

Colin Todhunter (2018-05-05). Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free. globalresearch.ca Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks these top …

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 […]…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-05-05). American History for Truthdiggers: Counterrevolution of 1787? New Constitution, New Nation. truthdig.com In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.

Eric Holthaus, Grist.org (2018-05-05). This Water War Will Decide the Fate of 1-in-8 Americans. alternet.org The Colorado River sustains about 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland. | Lake Mead is the country's biggest reservoir of water. Think of it as the savings account for the entire Southwest. Right now, that savings account is nearly overdrawn. For generations, we've been using too much of the Colorado River, the 300-foot-wide ribbon of water that carved the Grand Canyon, supplies Lake Mead, and serves as the main water source for much of the American West. The river sustains one in eight Americans — about 40 million people — and millions of acres of farmland. In the next 40 years, the region is expected to add at least 10 million more people, as the region's rainfall becomes more erratic. An especially dismal snowpack this past winter has forced a long-simmering dispute over water rights to the fore, one that. . .

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Corporations Should Have to Hear From Their Owners. truth-out.org It only takes a moment to contribute your support for courageous reporting and bold storytelling. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today. | When we think about ways to pressure corporations to improve their practices, we may think of petitions, street demonstrations, boycotts, or social media campaigns. Yet there's another way that's been used effectively for decades. | It involves those who stand to gain from keeping companies healthy over the long term. It's called shareholder action. | Surprised? | Shareholders, who are part-owners of the companies in which they invest, can use their investor status to pressure companies to be better corporate citizens. You're a shareholder if you buy stock in a company. | While not usually in the limelight, people who care about the social and environmental impacts of the companies in which they invest have helped…

Mike Luckovich (2018-05-05). Mueller Interview. truthdig.com

Nicole Karlis, Salon (2018-05-05). Generation Z Finds Its Rebellious Spirit in Lobbying For Gun Reform. alternet.org Generation Z finds its rebellious spirit in lobbying for gun reform | A little over 10 years ago, when I was a teenager in the Midwest, I thought being rebellious meant smugly smoking cigarettes before cheerleading practice. It never occurred to me that teenage defiance could be part of something bigger, like skipping class to persuade state legislators to support common-sense gun laws. Yet Generation Z has grown into this uprising of their own, the fight for stricter gun control laws — a movement induced by this year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — is also this cohort's way of defying teenage stereotypes. In the fight to save lives from gun violence, they're also rewriting what it means for teenagers to revolt. In April, a press release floated into my inbox with the subject line "Bay Area. . .

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Six Palestinians Killed in Gaza Explosion. imemc.org On Saturday evening in az-Zawayda neighborhood in Dir al-Balah, in central Gaza, an explosion killed five Palestinians, according to local medical sources. The Hamas party blamed Israel for the explosion, but the Israeli military spokesperson denied that the Israeli military was involved. The six men were brought to the al-Aqsa […]…

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-05-05). Watch: Alan Dershowitz Calls Lawyer Richard Painter 'Un-American and a Liar' in Bizarre Tirade. alternet.org The MSNBC segment exploded. | Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz was shut down on MSNBC Saturday after launching a bizarre tirade against former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. Dershowitz is a prominent defender of President Donald Trump, the original topic of the segment with host David Gura, before it descended into chaos. While answering a question about Robert Mueller interviewing longtime Trump confidante Tom Barrack, Dershowitz said the special counsel, "has a mixed reputation, when I was in Boston with regard to four innocent people who spent their life and two of them died in jail. "Painter immediately interrupted Dershowitz. "That is not true, that's not true, you can't say that about him, do not — that is not true professor," Painter blasted. "That's a lie, do not assault his reputation, that's just not true. He's a good man. "In response. . .

INA (2018-05-05). Colonial Settlers Install Caravans in Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli settlers installed caravans on Saturday, in the al-Farsiya area of the northern Jordan Valley region, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told WAFA that settlers installed caravans on agricultural lands outside of the illegal Rotem and Shadmot settlements in the […]…

Prof. James Petras (2018-05-05). De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of …

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 […]…

Andrew Korybko (2018-05-05). Take Your Pick: Chinese or American Missiles in the South China Sea? globalresearch.ca China's reported deployment of anti-ship and cruise missiles to its reclaimed islands in the South China Sea was the inevitable action of a country that chose to act first in order to thwart its American adversary from doing the same …

Elliott Gabriel (2018-05-05). Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization. mintpressnews.com Japan's citizens are enraged by the nationalism gripping the former imperialist power. Inflammatory public displays by right-wing lawmakers along with a precipitous increase in the purchase of US weaponry have sparked massive protests.

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Dahr Jamail: Billions of People Will Be Displaced by Sea Level Rise. truth-out.org Sea ice floats near the coast of West Antarctica as seen from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 27, 2016, in-flight over Antarctica. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images) | Janine Jackson: Antarctic glaciers are melting at dramatic rates, scientists are finding. Antarctica is of course a continent of ice, roughly twice the size of Australia. The retreat of its oceanfront glaciers raises serious concerns about the resulting rise in sea levels. The most severe projections of potential impact are almost impossible to grasp: billions of people displaced? coastal cities disappeared? | Yet the Washington Post was virtually alone among major outlets in reporting the latest findings. Corporate media have, in the main, stopped entertaining denial of human-driven climate disruption, but that's a long, long way from the serious and sustained attention that would be appropriate to the…

Christopher Anders (2018-05-05). U.S. Senators Have a New Plan to Expand Indefinite Detention and Endless Global War. globalresearch.ca Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse with this Congress, a bipartisan pair of senators have teamed up to write the single most dangerous piece of unconstitutional legislation of this Congress. | Last week, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and …

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Immigrant Rights Advocates Denounce Trump for "Shameful and Cruel" End to Protection for Hondurans. truth-out.org Dozens of Central American immigrants ride atop a cargo train passing through the border area in the south of Mexico, on 25 May 2010. (Photo: Jan Sochor / Latincontent / Getty Images) | Truthout takes zero advertising money — instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! | More than 50,000 people will be "condemned to misery," according to one immigrant rights advocate, following the Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans who arrived in the US after fleeing their hurricane-ravaged country in 1999. | t.co/wBhr42DUgV | — National Immigration Law Center (@NILC_org) May 4, 2018 | Another unconscionable attack on immigrants: Trump is reportedly ending TPS for Hondurans and will try to kick out 57,000 men, women…

Staff (2018-05-05). Norman Solomon: The Democratic Party in Crisis. truthdig.com Truthdig contributor Norman Solomon speaks at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies in Seattle about the Democratic Party and issues that he explores in his latest piece for Truthdig. | Watch the full video in the player above. | —Posted by Emily Wells

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Army Injures Six Palestinians In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, Palestinian protesters on their lands east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in Central Gaza, wounding six Palestinians, including two children and one medic. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that among the wounded are two children and one Red […]…

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Gaza Patient Dies After Israel Refused To Allow Him Treatment. imemc.org Palestinian medical sources have reported that a patient died, Saturday, after the Israeli authorities refused to allow him to leave the Gaza Strip for treatment. The National Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza issued a statement revealing that Mohammad Jihad Debabeche, 41, suffered from cancer and urgently needed treatment […]…

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Protected by a Church Nearly a Year, Colorado Woman Helps Draft a "People's Resolution" truth-out.org It's been nearly a year since Rosa Sabido moved into the sanctuary of a Colorado church and into a life of uncertainty. Now she and three other mothers, who have also taken sanctuary in churches across Colorado, are working on a statewide resolution to address the specific gaps in immigration law that led each of them to where they are now.(Photo: Shutterstock) | The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! | It's been nearly a year since Rosa Sabido packed up nearly three decades of her life, hugged her ailing mother goodbye, and moved into the sanctuary of a Colorado church and into a life of uncertainty. | On the rare occasion the 54-year-old dares to think about a future beyond…

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

Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-05-05). Stormy Daniels Appears on SNL's Opener As Cohen and Trump Try to Get Their Lies Straight. alternet.org The sketch started with Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen going to a payphone to call Trump and Rudy Giuliani. | The actual real-life Stormy Daniels made an appearance on Saturday Night Livetonight, joining game of phone tag featuring almost everyone involved in the unfurling Trump scandal for the cold-open. The sketch started with Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen going to a payphone to call Trump and Rudy Giuliani. "Hey what's up, Amigo? How you holding up in prison? " Trump asks Cohen. "I'm not in prison," Cohen says. "Oh, give it a couple weeks," Trump says. "Guys can we please just decide on one lie and stick to it? " Cohen asks. In order to get their lies straight they need to talk to a lot of people—including Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Jimmy Fallon and Scarlett Johansson appeared as Jared and Ivanka. And then Stormy shows up—the real-life Stormy—to deliver a memorable performance. Watch below.

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). The Economy Hasn't Recovered for Single Women. truth-out.org Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! | For many Americans, the financial crisis that plunged the global economy into recession a decade ago may seem like a distant memory. | Household net worth — the difference between assets and debts — reached a record US$98.7 trillion in the last quarter of 2017, up from $56.2 trillion in 2008. | Yet net wealth, by itself, masks a lot of information that could signal troubling trends. For example, this measure doesn't tell us which households are getting richer. It also doesn't reveal how much borrowing is fueling these ostensibly swelling balance sheets. | More specifically, it doesn't show that for households headed by women, particularly poorer ones, the financial picture is still very cloudy. That's in part because, as my soon-to-be-published research…

truth-out.org (2018-05-05). Many of Hurricane Maria's Refugees Still Have No Place to Go. truth-out.org The day-to-day costs of keeping Truthout running are significant — we rely on donations to keep us online. If you like what you're reading, support us today! | On the evening of April 18, the sun is just beginning to set over the Penn South complex in Chelsea as Andrea Tejada, Branda Suarez and Sofia Miranda walk into the colorful 17th-floor apartment of Lizette Colón, a counselor and union chapter chair at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. | The three women, who have been living without permanent housing since they left Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island last September, are preparing to speak outside City Hall the next day. The event was organized to protest the impending eviction of 83 Puerto Rican families on April 20, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declined to renew housing…

CP Editor (2018-05-05). Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today. counterpunch.org

DDS (2018-05-05). The Maiming Fields of Gaza. globalresearch.ca Since 30 March 2018, Palestinians civilians living as refugees and exiles in Gaza ever since they were driven out from Palestine have been gathering in mass, unarmed demonstration about their right of return to the homeland they lost in 1948. …

Staff (2018-05-05). 3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe's Drought Risk. truthdig.com Research suggests that the worst droughts will last three to four times longer than they did in the last decades of the last century.

IMEMC News (2018-05-05). Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem. imemc.org Update: The army released Aya Abu Naab, on Saturday evening, after issuing an order preventing her from enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, for one one. | Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian woman, near the Al-Aqsa, in occupied Jerusalem.

Rami Elhanan (2018-05-05). Israeli Society very much Needs Remembrance Days. Peace and Reconciliation. globalresearch.ca This article was published on April 24, 2010 by Occupation Magazine. | Shalom and good evening, | My name is Rami Elhanan. Thirteen years ago, on the afternoon of Thursday the fourth of September 1997, I lost my daughter, my Smadar, in …

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