2018-05-05: Social Media Postees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israeli Soldiers Issue Orders Halting Construction Of A Home Near Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Court Reverses Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
In a stunning decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturns the verdict in the trial of Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow. Skakel was originally found guilty in 2002 in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl. | The post Court Reverses Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

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

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

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

Judge says special counsel Mueller seeks to oust Trump
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-05
The statement during a court hearing in Alexandria is the clearest acknowledgement of the underlying purpose of the anti-Russian campaign.

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

US reactivates 2nd fleet to rival Russia in North Atlantic 'great power competition'
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
In a major realignment from fighting terrorism to great power rivalry with Russia, the US Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet. The command had been responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean before it was deactivated in 2011. …

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSA triples spying rate on Americans' phone calls, collects 530mn records in 2017
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans' phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a new official report has revealed. …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-05
Participants at the public meetings spoke out against Internet censorship and the persecution of Julian Assange.

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

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

Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

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

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

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

Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn't Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does Russia Know What's Up? Trump Has Invited Putin to the White House
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-04
I find myself wondering if Russia understands the Washington criminal with whom Russia is so desperate to negotiate peace and understanding. | Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is excited that Trump has invited Putin to the White House "to jointly curb the …

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

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

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

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

Disabusing Big Brother's Dark Cloud
Stephen Martin | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS What? How'd you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. Zuck: I don't know why. Zuck: They "trust me" Zuck: Dumb f*cks Mark Zuckerberg , — chatting with an unnamed friend. Over the last 12 months, I have seen five different managing directors refer to their…

Iowa Governor Signs Strictest Abortion Regulation in U.S
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-04
Kim Reynolds signs a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy–setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. | The post Iowa Governor Signs Strictest Abortion Regulation in U.S. appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Florida's Senate Race: Does It Matter?
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In recognition that the two party system is little more than an innocuous venue for the election of empty vessels on both sides of the political spectrum, the 2018 Senate race in Florida is one such prime example. Florida print media, in an effort to build readership, has referred to the race as the…

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