2018-09-20: News Headlines

RT (2018-09-20). Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence. rt.com Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.

F. William Engdahl (2018-09-19). GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing. globalresearch.ca The GMO lobby, led by Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta and others have begun to develop a counter-attack to try to neutralize the unexpected and, for them, devastating EU Court of Justice ruling in July requiring that plants modified through so-called gene-editing DNA …

aclu (2018-09-19). Trump is unshackling America's drones thanks to Obama's weakness. aclu.org Obama didn't do enough to curtail America's drones. Now expansion under Trump could have devastating consequences. | The piece was originally published by The Guardian. | For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their Democracy Now! (2018-09-19). "A Matter of Life and Death": Trump Admin Slashes Refugee Cap to Historic Low, Imperiling Thousands. democracynow.org The Trump administration has once again slashed the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new cap on refugees would be a historic low of just 30,000 next year, down from the current level of 45,000. The actual number of refugees allowed in to the country is expected to be even lower than the 30,000 cap. Monday's announcement represents the lowest ceiling any president has imposed on the U.S. refugee program since its creation in 1980. Under President Obama, the refugee cap reached 110,000. For more on the Trump administration's refugee…

RT (2018-09-19). US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show. rt.com Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants — the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Shared by Cherise (2018-09-19). Trump's Dump of FBI Documents: More Fuel for Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory. truthout.org Way back at the beginning of the year, when the infamous "Nunes memo" was being flogged as the smoking gun that would blow the lid off of the Russia investigation by exposing the entire Department of Justice and FBI as the Hillary-loving traitors they are, President Trump played a rare clever hand. Instead of releasing the classified information himself, he played Pontius Pilate and pretended he had no choice in the matter, allowing the Republicans in Congress to do the dirty work. But that was before he decided that destroying the independent legal and intelligence institutions of the United States would become his proudest personal legacy. | Trump told The Hill TV on Tuesday that he sees his battle against what he calls the "corrupt" Department of Justice, FBI and intelligence community's investigation into Russian interference in America's electoral system…

Shared by Cherise (2018-09-19). Trump Administration Slashes Refugee Cap to Historic Low, Imperiling Thousands. truthout.org The Trump administration has once again slashed the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new cap on refugees would be a historic low of just 30,000 next year, down from the current level of 45,000. The actual number of refugees allowed in to the country is expected to be even lower than the 30,000 cap. Monday's announcement represents the lowest ceiling any president has imposed on the U.S. refugee program since its creation in 1980. Under President Obama, the refugee cap reached 110,000. For more on the Trump administration's refugee policy, we speak with Ryan Mace, refugee specialist for Amnesty International USA. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: Well, the Trump administration has once again slashed the…

wsws (2018-09-19). New police raids and Europe-wide manhunt against G20 opponents. wsws.org While neo-Nazis are hunting down immigrants in German cities, the police ransacked 15 apartments and arrested a person for alleged involvement in "left-wing extremist" riots in Hamburg.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-19). Historic McDonald's Strike Brings Anti-Harassment Fight to Picket Line. truthout.org On September 18, McDonald's workers staged a nationwide strike protesting sexual harassment, with employees walking off the job during the lunch rush in 10 cities. Workers in Chicago, Durham, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and St. Louis left their jobs in the first nationwide walkout over sexual harassment in United States history. | The strike built on a legacy of previous labor organizing against sexual harassment, including the historic strike in 1912 of 500 garment workers who left their jobs at the Kalamazoo Corset Company to protest such conditions, as well as a wave of anti-harassment organizing by clerical workers, flight attendants and service workers beginning in the 1970s. | During the McDonald's walkout, workers shared stories about the sexual harassment they endured. | "No one should be violated and harassed on the job," an 18-year-old…

John Kendall Hawkins (2018-09-18). Seymour Hersh: a Life of Adversarial Democracy at Work. counterpunch.org Looking back, it's almost as if President Dwight D. Eisenhower were trying to warn the American public, in his Farewell speech of 1961, of mad doctors at work in the labs of our exceptional democracy — what we've come to call the Deep State. Said Ike: "We should take nothing for granted: Only an alert More

The Anti-Media (2018-09-18). A European Court Just Ruled NSA Surveillance Practices Violate Human Rights. mintpressnews.com The suit was brought by Amnesty International, Big Brother Watch, the ACLU, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and other civil liberties groups.

RT (2018-09-18). '71 yrs of spying & regime change': CIA tweets about birthday, gets trolled in comments. rt.com The CIA has tweeted a GIF marking its 71st birthday — and while some folks on Twitter took the opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the intelligence agency for the work it does, others were, let's just say, not so kind.

aclu (2018-09-17). Congress Is Poised to Give Trump Administration Powerful New Spying Powers. aclu.org Congress is once again using "national security" as magic words to increase the government's surveillance powers in dangerous and unaccountable ways. | The Trump administration wants more spying power — and Congress appears poised to give it to them. | Touting national security to justify spying powers that jeopardize our constitutional rights is a strategy that we have seen before. It happened with the Patriot Act after 9/11, and members of Congress and government officials are now employing similar arguments again. This time it involves a drone bill that some in Congress are Cora Currier (2018-09-17). Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process. theintercept.com The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. | Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires approval from the Justice Department's highest-ranking officials, the documents show. | In two 2015 memos for the FBI, the attorney general spells out "procedures for processing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting known media entities or known members of the media." The guidelines say the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, or their delegate must sign off before the bureau can bring an application to the secretive panel of judges that approves monitoring under the 1978 act, which governs intelligence-related wiretapping and other surveillance carried out domestically and against U.S. persons abroad. | The high level of supervision…

RT (2018-09-17). Lisa Page reveals FBI had no evidence of collusion for 'Russiagate' probe. rt.com By the time special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the FBI had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 US presidential election, according to agency lawyer Lisa Page. |

RT (2018-09-14). Paul Manafort pleads guilty to two criminal charges, will cooperate with Mueller. rt.com Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, and will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation as part of a plea deal. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-14). US-Europe Alliance Will Outlast Trump, No Matter What He Does. therealnews.com Trump's erratic behavior towards allies is causing pundits in the US and abroad to worry about the future of the Transatlantic Alliance between the US and Europe. The concern is misplaced, however, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot

Democracy Now! (2018-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2018. democracynow.org Millions Along East Coast Brace for Arrival of Hurricane Florence, Toxic Waste Sites and Nuclear Plants Lie in Path of Hurricane Florence, Puerto Rican Officials Slam Trump for Claiming Response to Maria Was "Success" | , NYT: More Migrant Children Are Detained Than at Any Other Time in U.S. History | , Parents Forcibly Separated from Children Win Second Chance to Apply for Asylum | , NYT: Scott Pruitt in Talks to Work as Consultant to Coal Tycoon, Pompeo Certifies Saudi-Led Coalition Taking Steps to Protect Yemeni Civilians, Despite Evidence, Guatemala Protests President's Effort to Shut Down U.N.-Backed Anti-Co…

Aaron Maté (2018-09-13). The Mueller Investigation Is Sending People to Jail—but Not for Collusion. thenation.com The Mueller Investigation Is Sending People to Jail—but Not for Collusion appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-09-12). Pompeo says Saudi coalition exercising caution in Yemen — facts show that's not true. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in their campaign in Yemen. The facts however, tell a different story. |

2018-09-20: Social Media Postees

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
rt.com/usa/438879-roundup-monsanto-court…

GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
The GMO lobby, led by Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta and others have begun to develop a counter-attack to try to neutralize the unexpected and, for them, devastating EU Court of Justice ruling in July requiring that plants modified through so-called gene-editing DNA … | The post GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/gmo-lobby-plots-to-cor…

"A Matter of Life and Death": Trump Admin Slashes Refugee Cap to Historic Low, Imperiling Thousands
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-19
The Trump administration has once again slashed the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new cap on refugees would be a historic low of just 30,000 next year, down from the current level of 45,000. The actual number of refugees allowed in to the country is expected to be even lower than the 30,000 cap. Monday's announcement represents the lowest ceiling any president has imposed on the U.S. refugee program since its creation in 1980. Under President Obama, the refugee cap reached 110,000. For more on the Trump administration's refugee…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/19/a_matter_…

US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants — the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
rt.com/usa/438785-fisa-spying-journalist…

Trump's Dump of FBI Documents: More Fuel for Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
Way back at the beginning of the year, when the infamous "Nunes memo" was being flogged as the smoking gun that would blow the lid off of the Russia investigation by exposing the entire Department of Justice and FBI as the Hillary-loving traitors they are, President Trump played a rare clever hand. Instead of releasing the classified information himself, he played Pontius Pilate and pretended he had no choice in the matter, allowing the Republicans in Congress to do the dirty work. But that was before he decided that destroying the independent legal and intelligence institutions of the United States would become his proudest personal legacy. | Trump told The Hill TV on Tuesday that he sees his battle against what he calls the "corrupt" Department of Justice, FBI and intelligence community's investigation into Russian interference in America's electoral system…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-dump-of-fbi…

Historic McDonald's Strike Brings Anti-Harassment Fight to Picket Line
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
On September 18, McDonald's workers staged a nationwide strike protesting sexual harassment, with employees walking off the job during the lunch rush in 10 cities. Workers in Chicago, Durham, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and St. Louis left their jobs in the first nationwide walkout over sexual harassment in United States history. | The strike built on a legacy of previous labor organizing against sexual harassment, including the historic strike in 1912 of 500 garment workers who left their jobs at the Kalamazoo Corset Company to protest such conditions, as well as a wave of anti-harassment organizing by clerical workers, flight attendants and service workers beginning in the 1970s. | During the McDonald's walkout, workers shared stories about the sexual harassment they endured. | "No one should be violated and harassed on the job," an 18-year-old…
truthout.org/articles/historic-mcdonalds…

New police raids and Europe-wide manhunt against G20 opponents
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
While neo-Nazis are hunting down immigrants in German cities, the police ransacked 15 apartments and arrested a person for alleged involvement in "left-wing extremist" riots in Hamburg.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/19/raid…

Trump Administration Slashes Refugee Cap to Historic Low, Imperiling Thousands
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
The Trump administration has once again slashed the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new cap on refugees would be a historic low of just 30,000 next year, down from the current level of 45,000. The actual number of refugees allowed in to the country is expected to be even lower than the 30,000 cap. Monday's announcement represents the lowest ceiling any president has imposed on the U.S. refugee program since its creation in 1980. Under President Obama, the refugee cap reached 110,000. For more on the Trump administration's refugee policy, we speak with Ryan Mace, refugee specialist for Amnesty International USA. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: Well, the Trump administration has once again slashed the…
truthout.org/video/trump-administration-…

Seymour Hersh: a Life of Adversarial Democracy at Work
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-18
Looking back, it's almost as if President Dwight D. Eisenhower were trying to warn the American public, in his Farewell speech of 1961, of mad doctors at work in the labs of our exceptional democracy — what we've come to call the Deep State. Said Ike:…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/18/seymour-hers…

'71 yrs of spying & regime change': CIA tweets about birthday, gets trolled in comments
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
The CIA has tweeted a GIF marking its 71st birthday — and while some folks on Twitter took the opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the intelligence agency for the work it does, others were, let's just say, not so kind.
rt.com/usa/438751-cia-birthday-tweet-tro…

A European Court Just Ruled NSA Surveillance Practices Violate Human Rights
The Anti-Media | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-18
The suit was brought by Amnesty International, Big Brother Watch, the ACLU, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and other civil liberties groups. | The post A European Court Just Ruled NSA Surveillance Practices Violate Human Rights appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/surveillance-europe-hu…

Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2018-09-17
The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. | Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires approval from the Justice Department's highest-ranking officials, the documents show. | In two 2015 memos for the FBI, the attorney general spells out "procedures for processing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting known media entities or known members of the media." The guidelines say the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, or their delegate must sign off before the bureau can bring an application to the secretive panel of judges that approves monitoring under the 1978 act, which governs intelligence-related wiretapping and other surveillance carried out domestically and against U.S. persons abroad. | The high level of supervision…
theintercept.com/2018/09/17/journalists-…

Lisa Page reveals FBI had no evidence of collusion for 'Russiagate' probe
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
By the time special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the FBI had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 US presidential election, according to agency lawyer Lisa Page.
rt.com/usa/438655-page-no-evidence-collu…

Paul Manafort pleads guilty to two criminal charges, will cooperate with Mueller
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, and will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation as part of a plea deal.
rt.com/usa/438463-manfort-is-pleading-gu…

US-Europe Alliance Will Outlast Trump, No Matter What He Does
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-14
Trump's erratic behavior towards allies is causing pundits in the US and abroad to worry about the future of the Transatlantic Alliance between the US and Europe. The concern is misplaced, however, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot | The post US-Europe Alliance Will Outlast Trump, No Matter What He Does appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/us-europe-allian…

The Mueller Investigation Is Sending People to Jail–but Not for Collusion
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2018-09-13
The Mueller Investigation Is Sending People to Jail–but Not for Collusion appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-mueller-invest…

Pompeo says Saudi coalition exercising caution in Yemen — facts show that's not true
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-12
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in their campaign in Yemen. The facts however, tell a different story.
rt.com/usa/438317-pompeo-yemen-civilian-…

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