2019-07-10: News Headlines

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-07-10). Joe Biden: Protector of the Deep State. counterpunch.org Kamala Harris surged in the polls after attacking frontrunner Joe Biden during the first Democratic Party debate for opposing federal busing programs in the 1970s that were designed to desegregate public schools. Bernie Sanders in the debate also criticized Biden's support for the Iraq War. Left overlooked, however, were some other skeleton's in "lunch bucket" More

commondreams (2019-07-10). New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-07-10). Trump's threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree. wsws.org Trump's greatest asset is the fecklessness of the Democratic Party, whose record is one of complete acquiescence to Trump's escalating attack on basic democratic principles.

WSWS (2019-07-10). Australian police monitoring journalists' travel and Internet data. wsws.org New reports demonstrate an escalating effort to criminalise exposures about key military and intelligence operations.

WSWS (2019-07-10). FBI and ICE scanning driver's license photos with facial recognition technology. wsws.org Behind the backs of the public, integrated networks, databases and artificial intelligence technologies are being used to build up information in the form of digital profiles on every citizen.

Bay Action To Free Julian Assange (2019-07-10). SF Protest Against Twitter Blocking of Tweets To Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. indybay.org Twitter World HQ 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103…

BAACFJA (2019-07-10). Defend Media Freedom NO U.S.Extradition of Julian Assange. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco, 1 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA…

Staff (2019-07-10). Current Investigation of ExxonMobil Could Spur Broader Climate Action. truthout.org On January 7, 2019, after two years of struggle in the lower courts, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey received some good news: The U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for her to investigate one of the largest fossil fuel corporations in the world — ExxonMobil — regarding what it knew, and when, about climate change. | The rapid heating of our planet poses an existential threat to all of us. Over the next decade, we must make significant…

DJ Mouse (2019-07-10). 7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum. indybay.org Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-09). Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court. telesurenglish.net The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…

WSWS (2019-07-09). Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka's Jaffna University. wsws.org SEP and IYSSE campaigners campaigned for a July 10 picket that will be held in defence of the WikiLeaks founder in the war-ravaged city.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-09). On First Anniversary of Kavanaugh Nomination, Groups Demand Democrats Follow Through on Promise to Probe Perjury and Assault Accusations. commondreams.org Progressive and women's rights groups on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by demanding Congress open an investigation into the judge's conduct during his confirmation hearings—as Democrats promised they would last fall. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/women_will_not_be_silenced_0.jpg

Melvin Goodman (2019-07-08). The International Spy Museum in DC: Lies, Spies, and Paranoia. counterpunch.org The mainstream media have given rave notices to the new International Spy Museum, a striking edifice that is close by the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The New York Times finds the museum "remarkable," and the Washington Post credits the museum with taking an objective look at both intelligence analysis and clandestine operations. However, there are serious shortcomings in a curation that has given the entire intelligence community a remarkable and stunning recruitment tool. More

Jeff J. Brown (2019-07-08). The CIA is Global Capitalism's Secret Gangster Army. dissidentvoice.org Douglas Valentine is the author of the five works of non-fiction: The CIA as Organized Crime (2017), The Strength of the Pack (2009), The Strength of the Wolf (2004), The Phoenix Program (1990), and The Hotel Tacloban (1984); the novel TDY (2000); and a book of poems, A Crow's Dream (2011). Also editor of the …

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-07-03). SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy. splcenter.org As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation's earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.

splcenter (2019-07-03). SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people. splcenter.org Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

ACLU (2019-07-03). Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights. aclu.org Businesses, women CEOs, civil rights organizations, Republicans tell the Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ employees like Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda. | President Trump has told the Supreme Court it should be legal to fire someone just because they're LGBTQ. The President may be a bully, but he's just one voice. Today, more than 2,000 voices from across the country joined together to tell the Supreme Court: Don't roll back our rights. | The message came in the form of friend-of-the-court briefs—nearly 50 in all—filed in a…

susan_p (2019-07-02). If war breaks out with Iran, it won't be an accident. greenleft.org.au Some things are still unclear about US President Donald Trump's recent decision to bomb Iran — and his rapid-fire follow-up decision not to. | We still do not know what he or his bomb-Iran cheerleaders — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — thought the bombing would actually accomplish. | We also do not know why Trump decided to recall the bombers. (Trump claimed it was because a general told him 150 people would die in the attack. But given Trump's indifference to civilian c…

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-06-28). SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' will not heal victims or their families. splcenter.org James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.

ACLU (2019-06-28). Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued. aclu.org Abortion bans place people in danger, and Georgia's is no exception. | Alabama. Arkansas. Kentucky. Ohio. And today, Georgia. That's the list of states where the ACLU has had to go to court over the last few months to challenge laws banning abortion. | The Georgia law bans abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and is in clear violation of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. In fact, that is the whole point of the law. Georgia politicians, including Governor Brian Kemp, emboldened by President Trump's appointment of two new justices to the Supreme Court, think this is their chance to get the court to take aw…

ACLU (2019-06-27). Supreme Court Finds that Wilbur Ross Lied To Put Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census. aclu.org The ruling affirms that the Trump administration cannot offer pretextual reasons to cover up its anti-immigrant attacks. | This morning, the Supreme Court told the country what we and our clients have long known: that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross provided a false reason for his decision to add a citizenship question to the Decennial Census. The court explained that the Trump administration's stated reason for adding a citizenship question—enf…

splcenter (2019-06-27). SPLC: Supreme Court decision not to stop politicians from rigging voting maps hurts our democracy. splcenter.org The Supreme Court decided today that federal courts have no role in regulating state legislatures' gross abuses of power when drawing political lines.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-26). Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

CGTN America (2019-06-03). Why is the US targeting Huawei? cgtn.com Huawei is the world's largest provider of smartphones, but the U.S. is accusing it of spying on behalf of the Chinese government, increasing tensions ahead of a looming trade war. The Heat Podcast talks with senior correspondent Nathan King about the controversy.

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