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Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises
Daryl G. Kimball | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
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 …

Consortium News' Comments Policy
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-06
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 ?…

The "Arab NATO" to Make Syria's "Internal Partition" a Reality
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
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, …

Global Warfare, US-NATO Military Escalation, Looming Dangers
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
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 …

Armed Teachers, Cops at Schools Linked to 30 Gun Mishaps Since 2014
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-06
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. | The post Armed Teachers, Cops at Schools Linked to 30 Gun Mishaps Since 2014 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-06
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…

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-06
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.

Devin Nunes Calls for John Kerry to Be Arrested By the FBI: 'Send In the G Men'
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
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.

The Israeli Nuclear Elephant in the Room
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

Militarization on Russia's Doorstep: Washington Confirms Delivery of Javelin Anti-tank Missiles to Ukraine
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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….

Nearly 1,600 Reported Arrested in Russian Anti-Putin Protests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
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…

Rumors of War: Mueller and Trump Prepare for Battle
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

Marx's Hometown Unveils Huge Statue on His 200th Birthday
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
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. | The post Marx's Hometown Unveils Huge Statue on His 200th Birthday appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Western Chauvinism Against Russia Gone Berserk
Michael Averko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
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. | The post Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Five Questions and Answers Concerning the Presidential Elections in Cuba
Salim Lamrani | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
1. Who is the new Cuban President and how was he elected? | The new Cuban President is 58 year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel. He was born on April 20th, 1960, one year after the advent of the Cuban Revolution. After graduating …

The Hassan Diab Extradition: Calling for a Public Inquiry, Reforming Canada's Extradition Law
HDSC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
You may be aware of the recent CBC coverage of Dr. Hassan Diab's ordeal and the role the Canadian Department of Justice played in facilitating his extradition to France. When the case against Hassan was falling apart, after the …

Army Injures Six Palestinians In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Corporations Should Have to Hear From Their Owners
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

Six Palestinians Killed in Gaza Explosion
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Colonial Settlers Install Caravans in Jordan Valley
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

U.S. and Korean Workers Call for Lasting Peace in Korea and End to U.S. Militarism in East Asia
Wol-san Liem | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Report by Wol-san Liem | After a hassle with cancelled flights, a US Labor Against the War delegation arrived in Seoul May 1. They will spend a week in Korea showing solidarity for Korean workers and peace-loving people's fight for peace …

The Economy Hasn't Recovered for Single Women
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

Religion and Geopolitical Strife Helped Create the World Crisis; Spirituality Shows the Way Out
Richard C. Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
The world is in a depth of crisis that extends well beyond the more obvious outbreaks of geopolitical strife. | Regardless of who, if anyone, is a "good guy" or a "bad guy," science and technology have allowed collective humanity to …

Protected by a Church Nearly a Year, Colorado Woman Helps Draft a "People's Resolution"
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe's Drought Risk
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
Research suggests that the worst droughts will last three to four times longer than they did in the last decades of the last century. | The post 3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe's Drought Risk appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Israeli Society very much Needs Remembrance Days. Peace and Reconciliation
Rami Elhanan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-05
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. | The post Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization appeared first on MintPress News.

Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

The Maiming Fields of Gaza
DDS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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. …

Donald Trump Cozies Up to the NRA at Annual Conference
Nicole Karlis, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
Trump addressed the gun lobby at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association in Texas | On the heels of a week of unraveling, President Donald Trump capped it off by recommitting his loyalty to the National Rifle Association. Indeed, he paid a visit to the gun lobby's annual conference on Friday, for the fourth consecutive year in a row. The visit marked his first remarks to the NRA since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February which killed 17 people and spurred a national movement demanding tighter gun control laws in America. "Thanks to your activism and dedication, you have an administration fighting to protect your Second Amendment and we will protect your Second Amendment," he said on Friday. "Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never ever be under siege as long as I. . .

Immigrant Rights Advocates Denounce Trump for "Shameful and Cruel" End to Protection for Hondurans
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

Gaza Patient Dies After Israel Refused To Allow Him Treatment
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Watch: Alan Dershowitz Calls Lawyer Richard Painter 'Un-American and a Liar' in Bizarre Tirade
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
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. . .

Stormy Daniels Appears on SNL's Opener As Cohen and Trump Try to Get Their Lies Straight
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
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.

Generation Z Finds Its Rebellious Spirit in Lobbying For Gun Reform
Nicole Karlis, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
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. . .

Many of Hurricane Maria's Refugees Still Have No Place to Go
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-05
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…

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 …

Scheer Intelligence: Betsy West, Julie Cohen on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Audio and Transcript)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with the documentary filmmakers on how they captured the life and career of the Supreme Court justice. | The post Scheer Intelligence: Betsy West, Julie Cohen on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Audio and Transcript) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

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 …

De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

U.S. Senators Have a New Plan to Expand Indefinite Detention and Endless Global War
Christopher Anders | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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.

Some Say the Gig Economy is Capitalism's Final Victory — But Maybe It's Not
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
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. . .

Palestinians: Giro d'Italia Fueling Israel's Lethal Repression
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-05
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 …

Trotskyist Delusions. Split into Rival Tendencies
Diana Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War. I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves "communists" in the United States of America …

New York City's "Shelter-industrial Complex": Makes Money over Rising Homelessness
Michael Kowalchuk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
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 …

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

Freedom No More. England's Local Elections
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
As I write, with over 75% of all yesterday's English local election results in, Labour has a net gain of 55 councillors compared to the high water mark of the 2014 result in these wards, while the Tories have a …

Israel's Racist Nation-State: Codifying Apartheid into Basic Law
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | A nation affording rights to its favored people over others is profoundly hostile to democratic values — what apartheid is all about. | Arabs …

Crash Course
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
The post Crash Course appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

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