2018-05-10: Social Media Postees

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'Is Mike Pence the One Who's Been Lying to Us All This Time?': Scarborough Eviscerates VP
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
The host had no sympathy for the vice president's feigned stupidity. | Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough suggested Vice President Mike Pence may be a corrupt liar during a discussion of the investigations surrounding the administration of President Donald Trump and its possible ties to Russia. "The Southern District of New York is getting deep into this. We're going to find out what Mike Pence knew and when Mike Pence knew it," Scarborough said. "I mean, Mike Pence has been claiming that he was just out in the dark and that he was just this clueless, hapless Indiana Hoosier that Donald Trump and the rest of the White House said nothing to," he added. "But you've just got to start asking yourself, if Mike Pence wants to kill an investigation that is pursuing how the Russians tried to undermine American democracy in 2016, my. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/mike-pence-one-whos-been-lying-us-all-time-scarborough-eviscerates-vp

Russia Had Ability to Change Voter Data in 2016–This Is Not Reassuring for 2018
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
Russia had the ability to change voter registration data. | Hey, everyone, good news! Russia had the ability to alter voter registration data in several states in 2016 . . . but they didn't use it! What a relief, right? The Department of Homeland Security has previously publicly acknowledged that Russians scanned systems in 21 states and were able to " penetrate" a handful. But cybersecurity experts say the report Tuesday from the Senate intelligence committee offers new details on what exactly Russian-backed hackers could have done once they got inside election systems. "In at least six states, the Russian-affiliated cyber actors went beyond scanning and conducted malicious access attempts on voting-related websites. In a small number of states, Russian-affiliated cyber actors were able to gain access to restricted elements of election infrastructure," the report says. "In a small. . .
www.alternet.org/russia-had-ability-change-voter-data-2016-not-reassuring-2018

Trump 'Hates People Making Money Off Him': Ex-Campaign Aide Explains Cohen's Risky Role
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
Sam Nunberg's warning is either very bad for Michael Cohen — or very bad for Trump. | A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump made a provocative comment Thursday afternoon on MSNBC — suggesting that Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen or the president himself may be in substantial legal trouble following recent revelations. "The president hates people making money off of him," Sam Nunberg said in a clip first pointed out by Talking Points Memo. "He hates it. "His comments come in response to a series of stories showing that Cohen received millions of dollars in payments following the 2016 election from major U. S. companies, including one firm that's backed by a Russian oligarch. Many have said that these payments indicate that Cohen was engaged in a pay-for-play scheme, potentially on behalf of the president. Nunberg's comments suggest that if Cohen was conducting such. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-hates-people-making-money-him-ex-campaign-aide-explains-cohens-risky-role

John Bolton Wants America to Surrender in Cyberwar–He Prefers We Stick to Blowing Things Up
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
Our new national security adviser doesn't understand the modern era. | Politico reports that the Trump White House is considering eliminating the top cybersecurity position within the administration. The push to drop cyber from the list of top concerns comes from new National Security Advisor John Bolton, who apparently views cyber warfare as considerably less threatening than the kind he prefers to encourage. Instead, the position may simply be absorbed as another function of one of Bolton's assistants, moving cyber security concerns several notches down in importance. Bolton is apparently all in favor of this idea, even though earlier this week the Senate Intelligence Committee found that Russia had conducted an "unprecedented, coordinated cyber campaign" against the nation's voting infrastructure. One in which Russia actually had the ability to change voter rolls, though it doesn't appear that they took advantage. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/john-bolton-wants-america-surrender-cyberwar-he-prefers-we-stick-blowing-things

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't Just a Good Idea — It's the Law
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
On May 8, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, colloquially known as "the Iran nuclear deal." While that decision has come under criticism for being both a really bad idea and a severe betrayal of trust, both of which are true, it's worth noting that the US withdrawal…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/the-iran-nuclear-deal-isnt-just-a-good-idea-its-the-law/

Syrian opposition praises Donald Trump's Iran nuclear deal exit
theguardian.com | theguardian.com | 2018-05-10
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/10/syrian-opposition-praises-donald-trumps-iran-nuclear-deal-exit

Blowing Up the Iran Deal With Buster! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
President Trump just blew up one of the most important nuclear arms control deals because he, like, wanted to. With the arrival of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in the inner foreign policy circle, Trump was freed to unleash his inner (and outer) strongman. Never mind that the Iran deal was working, according to just about everyone. | Trump and his partner in nuclear armament, Bibi Netanyahu, did everything they could to convince the world that Iran has nuclear weapons and must be stopped. Turns out what was stopping Iran from their nuclear program was the deal Trump just demolished. | The twisted logic is stunning. Trump, Bolton and crew were up in arms because Iran would be free to build nukes again in 2030. So naturally, let's chuck the deal so they are…
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Israeli Analysts: Trump Passing "War Ball" To The Israeli Government
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-05-10
Israeli analysts have said that President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear weapons deal with Iran necessary and that in doing so he passed the "war ball" to the Israeli government. The Hebrew channel 10 said that although Israel knew in advance of Trump's intention to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Netanyahu […] | The post Israeli Analysts: Trump Passing "War Ball" To The Israeli Government appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/05/09/israeli-analysts-trump-passing-war-ball-israeli-government/

US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don't
Jon Jeter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-10
Lost in the debate over Trump's announcement Tuesday that his administration planned to walk away from an agreement limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions is a fundamental question: If the U.S. has nuclear weapons, why can't Iran or North Korea or yes, even Brazil possess their own? | The post US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don't appeared first on MintPress News.

US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-10
With National Security Adviser John Bolton holding great influence over the president's Iran policy, his call for regime change in Tehran before 2019 suggests that the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is merely a precursor to the long-sought goal of regime change in Iran. | The post Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government appeared first on MintPress News.

Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

Withdrawal Symptoms: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
Hot on the heels of the Benjamin Netanyahu "nuclear archive" show supposedly revealing Iranian perfidy, US President Donald Trump added succour to the Israeli cause by promising to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear deal, more lengthily known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA originally comprised various undertakings and actions on the part…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/withdrawal-symptoms-trump-and-the-iran-nuclear-deal/

How Iran Should Respond To Trump's Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal
Shireen Hunter | iranian.com | 2018-05-10
The day that everyone was dreading arrived yesterday when President Trump announced that the United States will no longer adhere to the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). Before and after his announcement various commentators have discussed the implications of his decision for America's position in the world, its relations with […] | The post How Iran Should Respond To Trump's Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/05/09/iran-respond-trumps-withdrawal-iran-nuclear-deal/

Jeremy Scahill: Obama Paved Way for Haspel by Failing to Hold Torturers Accountable
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-10
On Capitol Hill Wednesday, President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, announced she would not restart the CIA's interrogation program. But she repeatedly refused to call the CIA's post-9/11 treatment of prisoners "torture," and declined to state whether she believes torture is immoral. Haspel's comments came in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, as she made her case to become the first woman to head the agency. Haspel is a 33-year CIA veteran who was responsible for running a secret CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where one prisoner was waterboarded and tortured in other ways. Haspel also oversaw the destruction of videotapes showing torture at the black site. At least two Republican senators have come out against her — Rand Paul and John McCain, who said her "role in overseeing the use of torture is disturbing & her refusal…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44435-jeremy-scahill-obama-paved-way-for-haspel-to-head-cia-by-failing-to-hold-torturers-accountable

Israel Strikes Multiple Iranian Targets in Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
The attack, said to be a response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, is the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. | The post Israel Strikes Multiple Iranian Targets in Syria appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Hubris of American Exceptionalism Devalues the Rest of the World
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-10
The idea of American exceptionalism is a hubris that reeks of bigotry and is harmful to life in other nations. In this excerpt of David Swanson's new book, Curing Exceptionalism: What's Wrong With How We Think About the United States, he discusses the US's long history of devaluing life in other nations and how this worldview is putting the entire globe at risk in myriad ways.A Trump supporter carries an American flag as police monitor the scene during a "Make America Great Again" rally in Salem, Oregon, on March 25, 2017. (Photo: Alex Milan Tracy / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) | No, the United States is not exceptional and David Swanson explains why in Curing Exceptionalism: What's Wrong With How We Think About the United States. Get the book now by donating to Truthout. Click here. | US exceptionalism is…
www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/44431-the-hubris-of-american-exceptionalism-devalues-the-rest-of-the-world

Consumer Advocates Warn Mulvaney's Actions Will Lead to "Open Season on Borrowers"
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-10
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney prepares to testify before a House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn Building on the FY2019 Budget for OMB on April 18, 2018. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) | Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced Wednesday that the federal watchdog will effectively shutter its student loan division and shift its responsibilities to another office, a move that critics warn will lead to " open season on borrowers." | The restructuring is part of Mulvaney master plan to, as the New York Times notes, "refocus the agency away from its consumer finance enforcement and rule-writing mission and more toward providing consumers with information about their legal rights" — in other words, to " defang" the CFPB, a long-time target of…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44433-consumer-advocates-warn-mulvaney-s-moves-at-cfpb-will-lead-to-open-season-on-borrowers

Cohen on the Hot Seat for Selling Insight Into Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
AT&T and pharmaceutical giant Novartis say they paid large sums to the president's personal attorney, raising questions about whether Donald Trump knew of the arrangement. | The post Cohen on the Hot Seat for Selling Insight Into Trump appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Hanging of Jinnah
Farzana Versey | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
There is much to be admired about Muhammed Ali Jinnah, but should the portrait of the founder of Pakistan be hanging on the wall of an Indian university? On May 1 Satish Gautam, a member of parliament from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wrote to the vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh demanding…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/the-hanging-of-jinnah/

In Major Escalation, Israel Retaliates Against Alleged Iranian Attack Out Of Syria
Tyler Durden | iranian.com | 2018-05-10
The situation is fluid to say the least, but as far as we can tell this is what has happened tonight so far: 1. Sirens go off in Golan Heights 2. Loud explosions heard Then blame-game begins… 3. AP: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that Israel has attacked targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra. […] | The post In Major Escalation, Israel Retaliates Against Alleged Iranian Attack Out Of Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/05/09/major-escalation-israel-retaliates-alleged-iranian-attack-syria/

Threat of War Soars as Israel Launches Massive Attack on "Iranian Targets" in Syria
Jake Johnson | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-10
Israel launched an "extensive" bombing campaign against what it claimed were Iranian targets in Syria early Thursday and warned the Syrian government that it will face "dire consequences" if it dares to respond. | The post Threat of War Soars as Israel Launches Massive Attack on "Iranian Targets" in Syria appeared first on MintPress News.

Threat of War Soars as Israel Launches Massive Attack on "Iranian Targets" in Syria

The Banality of Gina Haspel
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
Gina Haspel is a consummate professional who has served the U.S. intelligence community with distinction for more than 30 years. As the Trump administration's nominee to head up the Central Intelligence Agency, Haspel has received endorsements from six former CIA directors, three former directors of national intelligence, and two former secretaries of state. It would be hard…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/the-banality-of-gina-haspel/

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma'an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards "in …
imemc.org/article/israeli-military-fires-on-fishermen-razes-lands-in-gaza/

Labor's Maria Elena Durazo on the ballot for California State Senate
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-10
LOS ANGELES–Longtime labor activist and leader Maria Elena Durazo is a familiar and beloved name to hundreds of thousands of union members and working people. She is vice president for UNITE HERE International Union, which represents more than 270,000 hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada. And for almost a decade, 2006-2025, she was the …

Labor’s Maria Elena Durazo on the ballot for California State Senate

Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Dating Pro-Trump Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle Amid His Divorce
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
Well, he didn't waste any time at all. | First son Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, despite the fact he's still married to Vanessa Trump. Trump is said to have begun the relationship with Guilfoyle weeks ago, shortly after it was announced that Vanessa filed for divorce. "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time," a source told Page Six. "While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly's company. "Guilfoyle routinely supports President Donald Trump on her Fox News show, further increasing the network's notable conflicts of interest regarding coverage of the Trumps. The Fox News host was notably connected to short-lived former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci during his brief separation from wife Deidre Ball. Guilfoyle was previously married to California. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/donald-trump-jr-reportedly-dating-pro-trump-fox-news-host-kimberly-guilfoyle-amid

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, …
imemc.org/article/higher-national-commission-of-great-march-of-return-and-breaking-of-siege-appeals-to-international-community-to-save-gaza/

Connecticut May Day rally inspires unity for justice, equality, and peace
Joelle Fishman | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-10
HARTFORD, Conn.–A spirit of resolve and determination filled the King-Davis Labor Center on Sunday, May 6, as everyone joined in with vocalist Jill Marks to sing, "Ain't gonna let nobody turn us around." Marks, an organizer with UNITE HERE's community outreach group New Haven Rising, signed up one hundred people from New Haven to make …

Connecticut May Day rally inspires unity for justice, equality, and peace

Detainee 'Oweisat Undergoes Heart Surgery, Remains In Critical Condition
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Lawyer Karim 'Ajwa of the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that detainee Aziz 'Oweisat underwent a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, and remains in a critical condition. Ajwa said the surgery was conducted in Tal HaShomer Israeli Medical Center, and lasted for nearly three hours, and added that …
imemc.org/article/detainee-oweisat-undergoes-heart-surgery-remains-in-critical-condition/

WATCH: MSNBC's Joe and Mika Hammer Trump 'Morons' for Running the Government Like a Scam
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
The "Morning Joe" hosts reacted Thursday morning to ongoing revelations about corporate payments to Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen to gain access to the president. | MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski bashed President Donald Trump and his inner circle for "bumbling" into crimes and coverups as Republican lawmakers try to run cover. The "Morning Joe" hosts reacted Thursday morning to ongoing revelations about corporate payments to Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen to gain access to the president, and they ripped GOP lawmakers for looking the other way. "The question of the morning, what is wrong with them? " Brzezinski said. "It's like the Republicans on Capitol Hill that keep shilling for President Trump, saying that he doesn't lie, he speaks in hyperbole — seriously? Morons, I'll just say it. " Scarborough said their actions proved Trump and his allies were unintelligent. "They are. . .
www.alternet.org/watch-msnbcs-joe-and-mika-hammer-trump-morons-running-government-scam

Nablus Structures Demolished by Israeli Army
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli forces, Wednesday, demolished a number of residential and agricultural sheds in the village of Douma, to the south of the West Bank district of Nablus, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank district, told WAFA Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, stormed Abu …
imemc.org/article/nablus-structures-demolished-by-israeli-army/

Trump is the New Gaddafi
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
I was trying to think a few hours ago — after his shameful, outrageous, insane breaking of a solemn international treaty — just who Donald Trump reminded me of. I used to think about the boastful, gung-ho racist Theodore Roosevelt, the 'Rough Rider' who enjoyed war (and threats). But Theodore Roosevelt actually did win the Nobel Peace Prize.
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/trump-is-the-new-gaddafi/

Israeli Soldiers Injure 23 Palestinians, Abducts Three; One Soldier Injured, In Abu Dis
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Abu Dis town east of occupied East Jerusalem, and opened fire at dozens of protesters, wounding 23, and abducted three others. The Israeli army said one soldier was also injured. The army attacked dozens of protesters, who hurled stones and empty bottles at the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-injure-23-palestinians-abducts-three-one-soldier-injured-in-abu-dis/

California's Teacher Pension System Targets Gun Sellers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.–One of the largest public pension funds in the nation voted Wednesday to use its financial might to pressure gun retailers across the country to stop selling military-style assault weapons and accessories like rapid-fire "bump stocks" used at the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. | The $222.5 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System said it will try to unseat board members at companies that resist and could dump its stock in those retailers if they still refuse to conform to laws already in effect in California. | The fund plans an accompanying publicity drive to leverage the student-led nationwide push following the February massacre at a Florida high school. Fund officials also are lobbying other pension funds and investors to join their drive. The system funds pensions for more than 900,000 public school educators and their families. | Aside from outlawing…
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Fateh Leader And His Wife In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a senior political leader of Fateh movement in occupied Jerusalem, and his wife, after invading their homes in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded the town, before storming the home of Adnan Gheith, and his wife, in Batn …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-a-fateh-leader-and-his-wife-in-jerusalem/

Here's How Saudi Arabia Took Donald Trump for a Ride
Ben Freeman, William D. Hartung, Tom Dispatch | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
"Think of the Saudi-Trump relationship as the love affair from hell. " | It's another Trump affair — this time without the allegations of sexual harassment (and worse), the charges and counter-charges, the lawsuits, and all the rest. So it hasn't gotten the sort of headlines that Stormy Daniels has garnered, but when it comes to influence, American foreign policy, and issues of peace and war, it couldn't matter more or be a bigger story (or have more money or lobbyists involved in it). Think of it as the great love affair of the age of Trump, the one between The Donald and the Saudi royals. And if there's any place to start laying out the story, it's naturally at a wedding, in this case in a tragic ceremony that happened to take place in Yemen, not Washington. On Sunday, April 22nd, planes from. . .
www.alternet.org/heres-how-saudi-arabia-took-donald-trump-ride

Corporations' lies keep shifting on pay-for-play with Trump
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-10
It took less than 48 hours after the lawyer for a pornography star suing Donald Trump released documents alleging a massive pay-for-play scheme involving major U.S. corporations and the president for the companies mentioned to fess up. Michael Avenatti, lawyer for the adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who is suing Donald Trump, released his bombshell …

Corporations’ lies keep shifting on pay-for-play with Trump

Who Paid Michael Cohen All That Money — And For What?
Heather Digby Parton, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-10
Sleaze, scandal creeps closer to Trump. | Donald Trump's presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton pretty much consisted of two messages. He claimed she didn't have the "strength and stamina" to be president, which was a straight-up sexist and ageist hit on her for being an older woman. The fact that he's older than she is simply wasn't relevant. As we now know, Trump felt the need to dictate his own medical report, since he wasn't sure enough of his own good health to undergo a real physical. And it turns out that Trump spends more time watching TV, playing golf and enjoying "executive time" than any president in modern memory. He's not exactly the Energizer bunny. The other main theme, of course, was "Crooked Hillary. " Trump accused Clinton of being corrupt, traitorous and criminal over and over again. Recall this ad, which encapsulated that. . .
www.alternet.org/who-paid-michael-cohen-all-money-and-what

It Feels Like Being on Death Row
George Yancy | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying to make sense of what it means to be a Black male in contemporary white America, an America that has always spelled out in unambiguous and brutal terms that Black bodies are disposable, especially when compared to white bodies, white life. There was that profound sense of grieving yet again for a Black body killed by the state or proxies of the state.
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/it-feels-like-being-on-death-row/

Is the U.S. Meddling in Nicaragua?
Edward Hunt | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
For the past decade, the United States has been quietly assisting opposition groups in Nicaragua, helping them organize resistance to the country's popular leftist president Daniel Ortega. | U.S. officials hope the country's opposition groups will create a new political movement that can defeat Ortega at the polls or pressure him into stepping down from power. They fear that without their support, Ortega's opposition will remain weak and divided, making it impossible for anyone to mount a successful political campaign against the Nicaraguan president.
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/is-the-u-s-meddling-in-nicaragua/

Top NAACP official slams charter schools
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-10
WASHINGTON–The president of the California NAACP is slamming the nation's burgeoning charter school movement as bad for teachers, bad for kids and bad for accountability to parents. And it especially hurts kids in inner-city schools, Alice Huffman says. Huffman headed a special NAACP commission on the charters after her state chapter raised the issue at …

Top NAACP official slams charter schools

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Qalqilia, Jenin And Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from their homes in Qalqilia, Jenin and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, after the army broke into and searched many homes and buildings. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-four-palestinians-in-qalqilia-jenin-and-ramallah/

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-10
Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma'an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards "in …
imemc.org/article/israeli-military-fires-on-fishermen-razes-lands-in-gaza/

The US Plan to Target China
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China is for real. While Trump has repeatedly exempted US allies from tariffs (steel and aluminum), pitched 'softball' deals (South Korea), and tweeted repeatedly how well negotiations are going with NAFTA, in…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/the-us-plan-to-target-china/

Adjuncts of the world, unite!
Nicole Braun | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-10
School teachers across the U.S. are striking for many reasons, from atrocious working conditions to low pay. Polls show that most Americans support these teachers' strikes. What many people may not know is that similar protests are taking place at colleges and universities across the country. Graduate students, adjuncts, and lecturers are quietly engaging in direct actions …

Adjuncts of the world, unite!

Who Paid Michael Cohen All That Money?
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-10
Donald Trump's presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton pretty much consisted of two messages. He claimed she didn't have the "strength and stamina" to be president, which was a straight-up sexist and ageist hit on her for being an older woman. The fact that he's older than she is simply wasn't relevant. As we now know, Trump felt the need to dictate his own medical report, since he wasn't sure enough of his own good health to undergo a real physical. And it turns out that Trump spends more time watching TV, playing golf and enjoying "executive time" than any president in modern memory. He's not exactly the Energizer Bunny. | The other main theme, of course, was "Crooked Hillary." Trump accused Clinton of being corrupt, traitorous and criminal over and over again. | Recall this ad, which encapsulated that running theme: | #CrookedHillary…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44434-who-paid-michael-cohen-all-that-money

Judge Faces Recall Vote Over Light Sentence in Sexual Assault
Emily Wells | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
Aaron Persky, the judge who ruled in one of the most controversial and publicized sexual assault cases in recent American history, raised eyebrows this week over a comment he made that compared the case to the historic Brown v. Board of Education, which held that segregation in schools was unconstitutional. | Persky, who is facing a June recall vote for what critics said was a shamefully short sentence in the trial of Brock Turner, had the option to sentence the college athlete to a maximum of 14 years in prison but chose to give the convicted felon just six months instead. Turner was released after only three months. A change.org petition to recall Persky received over 1 million signatures. Persky told reporters at a press conference in Palo Alto, Calif., that removing him from his post would weaken the…
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The U.S. Is Being Sleepwalked Into War With Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
You'd think that the Israeli government couldn't play Uncle Sam a sucker to fight yet another war, but three warmongers are driving U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. | The post The U.S. Is Being Sleepwalked Into War With Iran appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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History of the Model Minority Myth in the US
Valerie Reynoso | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-10
"Model Minority" is an idea that emerged during the 1960s in the US that states that nonwhite groups of people are able to essentially revoke racial and socioeconomic oppression, that pose as barriers to achieving and earning as much as whites, through hard work. One of the main racial groups that are popularized as being…
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Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-10
Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, acknowledged during her confirmation hearing that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005. | Ninety-two tapes of the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were destroyed. Jose Rodriguez, who was the director of the CIA's clandestine service, wrote in his memoir that Haspel, his chief of staff, helped draft the cable that ordered the destruction. | According to Haspel's prepared statement, which she gave at the beginning of the question-and-answer portion of hearing, the issue with tapes "lingered at the CIA for a period of about three years." She argued CIA was concerned about the safety of officers depicted on the tapes. "Those security issues centered on the threat from al Qaida should those tapes be irresponsibly leaked." | Rodriguez was the sole person responsible…

Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

Judge Rules White House Cannot Transfer American Citizen Detained Without Charge
Derrick Broze | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-10
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blocked the Trump administration from transferring an unidentified United States citizen, accused of fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, to another country. The detainee, identified only as John Doe, is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia who has been held without charge since September 2017 when he was captured by Kurdish fighters in Iraq. He was later transferred to the U.S. military in Iraq where he is currently being held. | As reported by the American Civil Liberties Union last November: For nearly two months, the U.S. military has been detaining an American citizen at a secret jail in Iraq, denying him access to a lawyer and even refusing to release his name. The Trump administration is calling the citizen an "enemy combatant," claiming he was fighting…

Judge Rules White House Cannot Transfer American Citizen Detained Without Charge

Trump Threatens to Remove Press Credentials of White House Reporters
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-05-10
Was the president's tweet a serious threat or just blowing off steam? Whatever it was, the White House Correspondents' Association didn't like it. | The post Trump Threatens to Remove Press Credentials of White House Reporters appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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