2018-05-07: News Headlines

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-07). Trump Congratulates Putin on His Fraudulent Win While Pence Slams Venezuela for Its 'Fake Election&#039. alternet.org The administration's blatant hypocrisy was on clear display Monday. | The hypocrisy of President Donald Trump's administration on human rights and democracy abroad made for a stunning display Monday. At the day's White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders read a statement from the president congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the beginning of his fourth term, echoing the well-wishes that Trump controversially gave to the authoritarian leader right after the election. Yet mere minutes after Sanders' press briefing wrapped up, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a video from a speech he gave earlier in the day, condemning the upcoming "so-called elections in Venezuela," which he said will be a "fraud and a sham. "Many observers indeed believe the Venezuelan elections to be largely rigged in the Maduro regime's favor, and undemocratic regimes warrant scrutiny and criticism. But Putin's Russia is hardly a beacon. . .

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos (2018-05-07). The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce U.S. Soldiers' Body Armor. alternet.org The organization's moral bankruptcy knows no bound. | American gun culture has a split personality: half the time we're supposed to believe that gun culture is pure American patriotism, and the other half of the time the claim is that citizens need to be heavily armed to take on the American government. Whichever claim is more convenient for the gun lobby at any given moment. But mostly, the National Rifle Association just f'ing loves guns, the way Donald Trump loves the look of his name in big gold letters. And if that means helping a Russian gun manufacturer promote a gun that the U. S. military says poses a danger to American troops, the only real question is . . . is it a really cool gun? David Corn reports: In late 2016, the US Army released a report noting that the Russian. . .

John Feffer (2018-05-07). Peace in Korea, World War in the Middle East. mintpressnews.com The president giveth and he taketh away. | Donald Trump is a stern and wrathful leader. He thinks nothing of raining down fire and fury upon the enemies of his "chosen people." Indeed, he even flirts with ending the world if he doesn't receive due respect and the requisite number of burnt offerings. But he can also reward his followers, and those who curry his favor, with positions of power and untold riches. | This month, Trump will appear as both of these avatars. By meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump promises to wave his hand and create peace where before there was nothing but strife and dissension. At the same time, Trump the Destroyer has pledged to take the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and bring the world that much closer to apocalypse. | It's a…

Peter Van Buren (2018-05-07). The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12. mintpressnews.com The chance of terminating Iran's nuclear program is held against the risk of full-on war in the region. The United States is playing with real fire if it walks away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on May 12.

INA (2018-05-07). Netanyahu's Long History of Crying Wolf over Fake 'WMDs' in Iran and Iraq. imemc.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a long history of crying wolf over supposed nuclear weapons in Iran and Iraq — Ben Norton reports. | TRNN video & transcript: | BENJAMIN NETANYAHU:…

Adam Johnson (2018-05-07). What Do US Pundits Know About North Korea That 88% of South Koreans Don't? fair.org "The pundits who shape the US media's coverage of North Korea were spinning the summit, and Kim's outreach in particular, as a dangerous, even ominous, event" (The Nation, 5/2/18). | According to a recent poll, 88 percent of the South Korean public viewed the recent peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a success. In addition, 65 percent of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un on his pledge to denuclearize, and Moon Jae-in's approval ratings have shot up to 86 percent. Broadly speaking, recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public. | Reading US media, one would hardly know any of this. As journalist Tim Shorrock noted last week in The Nation ( 5/2/18), the response in US media was…

The Conversation (2018-05-07). How Should We Remember Karl Marx on His 200th Birthday? alternet.org The answer is a bit complicated. | Some would argue that Karl Marx, author of " Capital," has been proven wrong on just about everything he wrote. The founder of scientific socialism was born 200 years ago on May 5. | These naysayers would point out that Soviet socialism imploded decades ago, and that China is heading merrily down the capitalist path. Marx and his collaborator Friedrich Engels wrote in " The Communist Manifesto" that the capitalist ruling class "produced its own grave-diggers" in the proletariat — that is, the working class. However, we have yet to see workers pick up the shovel and bury capitalism once and for all. | Activists seeking to combat injustice and inequality, it can be argued, have turned not to class struggle but to social movements focused on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity. . .

Geoff Dutton (2018-05-07). Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription. mintpressnews.com Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential persons with inherited or recent wealth.

Kevin Zeese (2018-05-07). Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever. mintpressnews.com The lessons of Karl Marx show that our tasks are to heighten class conflict by exposing the reality of abhorrent inequality and create new systems to replace failing capitalism.

Staff (2018-05-07). Millions of Tweets Spread Anti-Semitic Messages. truthdig.com Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. | ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a "megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews." | An earlier report from the Jewish civil rights group said anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year had reached the highest tally it has counted in more than two decades. That increase appeared to be fueled by emboldened far-right extremists as well as the "divisive state of our national discourse," Greenblatt said in February. | In the new report, the group estimated that about 3 million Twitter users posted or re-posted at least 4.2 million anti-Semitic tweets in English over a 12-month period ending Jan. 28. The finding is based…

truth-out.org (2018-05-07). Cheap Fun With the Stock Market, Arithmetic and CEO Pay. truth-out.org (Photo: Audtakorn Sutarmjam / EyeEm / Getty Images) | Like what you're reading? Help Truthout publish more articles like this one by donating now! | Everyone with a 401(k) has been impressed by the stock market's run-up in recent years. Even adjusting for inflation, the S&P 500 is more than 20 percent higher than its peak in the 1990 stock bubble. Of course, the economy is nearly 40 percent larger, which makes the run-up somewhat less striking. | Nonetheless, the ratio of stock prices to corporate earnings is at unusually high levels. According to data from Nobel Laureate and economist Robert Shiller, the current ratio of the S&P 500 to corporate earnings is close to 25. That compares to a long-term average of less than 15. | The reason this matters is that as the price-to-earnings ratio rises, the dividend…

Staff (2018-05-07). State Election Systems Still Waiting for Security Checkups. truthdig.com The Department of Homeland Security says it's completed on-site risk assessments of election systems in just nine of 17 states requesting them to prevent cybertampering before the midterm primaries.

Staff (2018-05-07). Outsiders in Lebanon Politics Make a Small Win Look Big. truthdig.com A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers say their one-seat victory in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly is cause for celebration.

truth-out.org (2018-05-07). Is Rudy Giuliani Over His Head Trying to Represent Donald Trump? truth-out.org With everything going on in the White House, the media must maintain relentless pressure on the Trump administration. Can you support Truthout in this endeavor? Click here to donate. | Last Friday, as President Trump was leaving the White House and then again while he was preparing to board Air Force One, he took a few questions from the gathered media horde. It sure sounded as though he was distancing himself from his new mouthpiece, Rudy Giuliani, after the latter's wild TV appearances and other media interviews on Wednesday and Thursday. Presumably once the aghast White House staff, Trump's other attorneys and every TV pundit in the land pointed out what a mistake it all was, Trump abandoned his BFF, claiming that "everybody loves Rudy" but he really didn't have his facts straight yet because he'd only been on the job…

Maria Paez Victor (2018-05-07). Who is Afraid of Venezuelan Democracy? counterpunch.org It is astounding, and sinister, that the European Parliament on May 3 passed a resolution (492 in favour, 87 against, 77 abstentions) demanding that Venezuela suspend the presidential elections slated for May 20. Do these European countries think that they are still colonial powers that can demand anything from other countries? Does European arrogance stretch to More

Staff (2018-05-07). Caravan Migrants Remain Hopeful, Brave in Fight for Legal Asylum. truthdig.com The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the U.S. border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. | More than three-quarters of asylum claims from Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans between 2012 and 2017 were denied, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, and this year's caravan of asylum seekers are facing a climate made even more hostile by the xenophobic Trump administration. | Once the asylum applicants—who traveled in a caravan to the Tijuana-San Ysidro border from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—establish that they face a credible fear of persecution in their home countries, their ordeals are just beginning. | Colleen Flynn, an immigration attorney with the National Lawyers Guild's Los Angeles chapter, told Truthout that because of…

Sam Pizzigati (2018-05-07). Mexico's Coming Election Could Be The World's Most Important Referendum on Inequality. mintpressnews.com Mexico rates as one of the world's most unequal major nations, and the party of the presidential candidate topping the polls pledges to confront those concentrating the nation's "economic and political power.

Staff (2018-05-07). Military Seeks to Limit Congress on Fixing Child Sex Assault. truthdig.com Officials are seeking to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged.

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers (2018-05-07). Karl Marx as Activist. counterpunch.org In 1848, Marx wrote, "philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it." On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx we focus on Marx as a political activist, rather than what he is best known for, an economist and philosopher who wrote some of the most More

Robert Anderson (2018-05-07). The Shooters in the Rye. counterpunch.org The recent slaughter in Toronto has many people chattering away about "Incels", or involuntary celibates. Several people have taken to Twitter to offer explanations via links to sites in the "manoverse" — that is, web pages dedicated to the notion that men are somehow the real victims of gender discrimination and, more specifically, misandry. Many of these sites hoist the Incel flag as a way to demonstrate their bona fides to a supposed terrorist army of young (or youngish) men whose self-alleged sexual frustration has reached murderous proportions. | More

Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-05-07). John McCain's Scorching Takedown of Trump In His Upcoming Autobiography. alternet.org McCain says Trump gives "the appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile of toughness seems to matter more than any of our values. " | John McCain is reportedly very close to succumbing to brain cancer at age 81. The Arizona senator has not been in Washington all year, instead staying at his ranch in the Arizona mountains. He's been talking about his joys and regrets, and also preparing for the release of an autobiography called The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations—which may make some waves given his scorching takedown of Donald Trump. The Arizona Republic, the McCain-friendly newspaper in Phoenix, has an advance copy of the book. Trump is slammed, the paper reports. McCain says Trump gives "the appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile of toughness seems to matter more than. . .

IMEMC News (2018-05-07). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, after the army invaded and searched them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli invasions targeted dozens of communities in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Salfit, Jenin and Nablus, before […]…

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-05-07). Ex-Con Who Calls Black People 'Negroes' Skyrockets to Top of West Virginia Poll After Racist Campaign Ad. alternet.org Candidate for US Senate Hopes to Face Democrat Joe Manchin as Republicans Fear Another Roy Moore Race | Republican voters in West Virgina's primary race to choose a candidate to face Democratic U. S. Senator Joe Manchin appear to be getting ready to choose a conservative former convict who calls Black people "negroes" and Asians "China people. "Don Blankenship, a divorced 68-year old coal baron who was convicted after 29 people died in one of his mines spent a year in jail for conspiracy before running for the U. S. Senate. He's now in first place among three Republicans vying for the GOP nomination in Tuesday's West Virginia primary election. In this campaign ad Blankenship uses the phrase "China people" and refers to the family of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan and is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,. . .

Mr. Fish (2018-05-07). The Puklear Threat. truthdig.com

INA (2018-05-07). PLO: US Embassy Move in Violation of International Commitments. imemc.org PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat, on Monday, said that by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy thereto, the Trump administration is violating its obligations under international law, including UNSCR 478, and America's own commitments towards the peace process. "As Washington pursues a policy of encouragement of international […]…

Geoff Dutton (2018-05-07). Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription. counterpunch.org Every nation worth its salt has a deep state, a loose network of rich and powerful players who ratify, veto or formulate state social, economic and military policies. Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, More

Caleb Jones, Jennifer Peltz, Sophia Yan (2018-05-07). Kilauea volcano claims more than two dozen homes in Hawaii. peoplesworld.org

Gary Leupp (2018-05-07). House of Cards: Trump's Accumulating Worries. counterpunch.org The White House is more and more looking like a house of cards. After 16 months the staff is demoralized, in disarray and divided, some prone to leak embarrassing news to the press. (Trump in January banned personal cell phones in the West Wing, indicating that he mistrusts everyone around him.) While Trump is reported More

Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos (2018-05-07). The Trump Administration Is Trying to Make One Million Immigrants Deportable. alternet.org The president has launched an all-out war on immigrants. | Throughout the past 16 months, the Trump administration has slowly chipped away or outright killed protections that have allowed some immigrants to live in the U. S. and legally work, some for as long as two decades now. During the past two weeks alone, the administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 70,000 immigrants from Honduras and Nepal, joining El Salvador, Haiti, Liberia, Nicaragua, and Sudan. In September, Trump also rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving the lives of 700,000 young immigrants in limbo. Altogether, these affected groups add up to more than one million immigrants who could soon be at risk of deportation, despite many knowing no other place but the U. S. as their home: If they stay without authorization, TPS and. . .

The Conversation (2018-05-07). Stemming the Tide of Evangelicalism — and Preventing the Next Billy Graham. alternet.org Current trends suggest that the evangelicalism of the future will be smaller, grayer, more closely identified with the Republican Party — and more out of step with the views of younger Americans than it is at present. | At the time of Billy Graham's passing, American evangelical Christianity looks to be in steep decline, at least judging by numbers. The proportion of white Americans who identify as evangelical has fallen from 23 percent of the population in 2006 to 17 percent in 2016. Furthermore, a recent survey shows that evangelicalism is aging: Only 8 percent of whites ages 18 to 29, versus 26 percent over 65, identify as evangelicals. Current trends, then, suggest that the evangelicalism of the future will be smaller, grayer, more closely identified with the Republican Party, and more out of step with the views of younger Americans than. . .

Mark Maxey (2018-05-07). 15 is too young for life without parole, especially if you're innocent. peoplesworld.org LITTLE, Okla.—"Daddy, I didn't do it," said Robert Mitchell to his father. Robert didn't blink an eye when he answered Charles "Gabby" Mitchell's question. Had Robert Wayne Mitchell, 15 years of age on September 4, 1992, murdered 90-year-old neighbor Myrtle McGeehee? The boy did not lie, but Oklahoma justice fell short for this Native Indigenous […]…

Newsrescue (2018-05-07). Saudi Royal Family Gave $681M to Malaysian PM Who Banned Shia Islam. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the upcoming Malaysian elections on May 9 2018, this article first published in Feb 2016, confirms that the outgoing Prime Minister Najib Razak received close to $700 million dollars in his personal account from the House of …

John Wojcik (2018-05-07). Under the radar, Trump is pushing for full-scale Mideast war. peoplesworld.org While the mass media focuses on the latest daily scandals emanating from the White House, a leader of the secular left in Iran says President Trump is stepping up plans for an attack on that country which could trigger a devastating regional war with horrific implications for world peace. In an exclusive interview with People's […]…

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch (2018-05-07). India's Top Court Just Dealt a Devastating Blow to Monsanto. alternet.org The company officially can't claim patents on its cotton seeds. | In an another legal blow to Monsanto, India's Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Delhi High Court's ruling that the seed giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country. Monsanto's chief technology officer Robert Fraley, who just announced that he and other top executives are stepping down from the company after Bayer AG's multi-billion dollar takeover closes, lamented the news. Fraley tweeted, "Having personally helped to launch Bollgard cotton in India & knowing how it has benefited farmers . . . it's sad to see the country go down an anti-science/anti-IP/anti-innovation path. . . "Monsanto first introduced its GM-technology in India in 1995. Today, more than 90 percent of the country's cotton crop is genetically modified. These crops have been. . .

Derrick Broze (2018-05-07). Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel. mintpressnews.com With less than a week until the nomination hearing of CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, the White House is working hard to defend the nominee's career.

John Whitehouse, Media Matters Staff, Media Matters (2018-05-07). Roger Stone Appears on CNN As Network Reverses Public Decision to Not Allow Him On-Air. alternet.org He was on this morning's edition of "New Day" promoting a book. | CNN hosted President Donald Trump confidant and Infowars conspiracy theorist Roger Stone to promote his new book, reversing a decision the network made in 2016 to no longer host Stone on its airwaves. For years, Stone regularly leveled sexist and racist attacks (often via Twitter) against politicians and members of the media, including current and former CNN personalities. He called CNN political commentator Ana Navarro an "Entitled Diva Bitch," a "pompous shithead," "borderline retarded," and "a rabid Pekinese," and wrote, "Black beans and rice didn't miss her. " Stone also attacked CNN analyst Roland Martin when Martin was still at CNN, referring to him as a "stupid negro," a "fat negro," and "CNN's racist moron–dumb, embarassing (sic), token," and asked him, "Who made you God, Fattass? Eat somemore. . .

Media Matters (2018-05-07). Devin Nunes Tells Fox & Friends That He Will Seek to Hold Jeff Sessions in Contempt of Congress. alternet.org "The only thing left that we can do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt, and that's what I'm going to press for this week" | From the May 6 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday: ED HENRY (CO-HOST): I also understand that you have some news about [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions. REP. DEVIN NUNES (CHAIRMAN, HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE): Well, yeah, this is the ongoing problem here with this special counsel, we found out Friday from the judge, it kind of looks like this whole investigation has gone off the rails. Now, what we've been investigating in the House Intelligence Committee is the FISA abuse and other matters involving the beginning of what is called a counterintelligence investigation. Now, remember, they opened up this counterintelligence investigation — I think it is really. . .

Chauncey DeVega, Salon (2018-05-07). White Fear Elected Trump: Political Scientist Diana Mutz Explains the 'Status Threat' Hypothesis. alternet.org The evidence that racism, sexism and nativism motivated Trump's voters is overwhelming. | Bad ideas have a life all their own. Speaking last Saturday at a rally in Washington Township, Michigan, Donald Trump was in rare form. He worked his audience into a fever pitch with threats to shut down the government and punish the Democrats and his other enemies. He spread more irrational fear about a "caravan" of "illegal immigrants" who will somehow "invade" America. He grossly exaggerated his policy successes, which is nothing new, and in ominous tones targeted "Hispanics" in one of his tirades, to which his almost uniformly white audience responded with a mix of boos and disdainful silence. Despite the news media's obsession with the "white working class" and its purported "economic anxiety," that did not seem to be the prime motivating factor for Trump's supporters at this. . .

truth-out.org (2018-05-07). Press Barred From Recording Teacher of the Year Speech at White House Ceremony. truth-out.org When Mandy Manning received her 2018 Teacher of the Year award at the White House Wednesday, the press was barred from her speech, and President Trump did not mention who she teaches: immigrant and refugee children. While she was at the White House, Manning handed President Donald Trump a stack of letters from her refugee and immigrant students, while billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos looked on. She also wore six politically themed buttons as she accepted her award from Trump, featuring artwork from the 2017 Women's March, a rainbow flag and the slogan "Trans Equality Now!" Mandy Manning joins us from Spokane, Washington, where she is an English and math teacher at the Joel E. Ferris High School. She was named 2018 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief School State Officers. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy…

Alec MacGillis, ProPublica (2018-05-07). McConnell Actually Helped Blankenship Dodge Regulatory Consequences for Disastrous 2000 Spill. alternet.org The far-right candidate is now launching racist attacks against him. | As the race for the West Virginia Republican Senate nomination hurtles toward Tuesday's primary, candidate Don Blankenship, the former coal executive sentenced to a year in federal prison in connection with a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men, has unleashed blistering invective against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. He has taken to calling McConnell "Cocaine Mitch," an allusion to drugs once found on a ship owned by the shipping company owned by Chao's father, whom Blankenship calls a "wealthy China-person. " His ad hominem barrage, provoked by McConnell's well-funded effort to deny Blankenship the nomination, culminated in an eye-popping TV ad in which Blankenship charged that McConnell has "created millions of jobs for China-people" and that McConnell's "China family has given him tens. . .

truth-out.org (2018-05-07). Solidarity Means Your Struggle Is My Struggle. truth-out.org Since Donald Trump moved into the White House, we've seen a couple of responses play out over and over. | One has been despair. It's easy to see in the Trump administration's attacks on the most vulnerable in US society — from undocumented immigrants to Muslims to women — and in the increased organizing by the far right, invigorated by Trump's hateful policies, evidence that the US is in bleak times, with more of them to come. | The other response has been solidarity — from the first weeks of Trump's presidency, when people rushed to airports to protest his Muslim travel ban, to NFL players taking a knee to protest police brutality, to the #MeToo wave when women stepped forward to talk about their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. | Today, in the so-called "red states" that voted for Trump, we're…

INA (2018-05-07). Health Ministry Allocates $3 Million for Gaza Medical Convoy. imemc.org (PNN archive image) The Ministry of Health, on Monday, sent a medical aid convoy worth $3 million to Gaza, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad. Awwad said that the ministry dispatched 20 truckloads of medical supplies, from its warehouses in the West Bank city of Nablus, to the besieged Gaza Strip, […]…

PCHR Gaza (2018-05-07). On World Press Freedom Day, PCHR Organizes Activities on "No to Targeting Truth" imemc.org On Sunday, 06 May, 2018, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a campaign titled as "No to targeting the truth" on the World Press Freedom Day coinciding the third of May. The report included the release of PCHR's two reports on freedom of expression, the first titled "Freedom […]…

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos (2018-05-07). Sessions Wants to Imprison As Many People As Possible on Gun Charges While Opposing New Gun Laws. alternet.org The attorney general's priorities are clear. | Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions is opposed to passing stronger gun laws, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to put a lot of people in prison on gun charges. Sessions has started a push to prosecute low-level gun offenses, a move that has absolutely nothing to do with post-Parkland activism: Mr. Sessions is putting into action his own long-held views on criminal justice, forged as a United States attorney in Alabama during the drug war. They reflect a philosophy popular among conservatives and long backed by the gun lobby: that the effective enforcement of existing laws can reduce crime without resorting to the passage of additional legislation. "I believe very strongly in enforcing gun laws," Mr. Sessions said in an interview with the far-right Breitbart News this year. "I believe there's no value in. . .

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-05-07). Trump Disregards Caravan Migrants' Legal Right to Apply for Asylum. globalresearch.ca The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the US border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. | More than …

Ramona Wadi (2018-05-07). From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance. mintpressnews.com Its view is that, for Israel to survive, Palestine's possibilities must be wiped out, whether the means used are targeted assassinations, sniper fire, or precision targeting of a civilian population.

Joe Bernick (2018-05-07). Lessons learned from the Arizona teachers strike. peoplesworld.org TUCSON, Ariz. — The weeklong strike by Arizona teachers ended in a pretty handsome victory for teachers and supporters. They won a 19 percent salary increase over three years which is quite something for hard working teachers grown accustomed to tiny raises, if any, that never kept up with the cost of living. Yet some […]…

Dean Baker (2018-05-07). Is the Washington Post Opposed to the European Union? counterpunch.org That is what readers of its lead editorial must be wondering. The editorial criticized Trump's trade policies, pointing out that the policies are creating uncertainties for businesses. It then notes that Trump appears to view uncertainty as being a positive outcome: "Last month, in fact, the president all but confessed that he sees uncertainty as More

Global Research News (2018-05-07). Malaysian Elections: $681 Million into Prime Minister Najib's Personal Bank Account by a Mysterious Saudi Prince. globalresearch.ca The only way PM Najib Razak could win this election on May 9 is by fraud and manipulation of the elections of results. | The outgoing PM is desperate. A state of emergency is also contemplated. | The grassroots support of the …

Eric A. Gordon (2018-05-07). Celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centennial: Music and politics in comprehensive exhibition. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Skirball Cultural Center is currently hosting the most comprehensive museum presentation ever on the great American artist and political progressive Leonard Bernstein. It celebrates the centennial of his birth on August 25, 1918. Leonard Bernstein at 100 is curated by the GRAMMY Museum, and this is the exhibition's West Coast debut. It […]…

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