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2019-08-20: News Headlines

Bill Blum (2019-08-20). The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court. commondreams.org When the court reconvenes in October, its docket will include a new Second Amendment appeal—New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York—that has the potential to rival or surpass Heller for its impact on gun rights and gun regulation.(Photo: PJMixer / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/us_supreme.jpeg

Mehdi Hasan (2019-08-20). Mike Pompeo Has Extreme Views on Muslims — and Liberals Don't Seem to Care. theintercept.com U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before an event on June 26, 2019. | began Mike Pompeo, before going on to claim that "silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts and, more importantly still, those that may well follow." | Pompeo's remarks were " false and irresponsible," as the Council on American Islamic Relations demonstrated at the time. Every major Muslim organization in the United States had WSWS (2019-08-20). Julian Assange's father warns WikiLeaks' publisher's health is "declining rapidly" in Belmarsh Prison. wsws.org "The government will willingly sacrifice Julian's well-being to the demands of the US and the UK."

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-08-20). The Plot to Attack Iran:‚Ä® How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

WSWS (2019-08-20). Australian prime minister elevates pro-US militarists to top cabinet, intelligence positions. wsws.org Shearer's role will be to advise Morrison and other ministers on how to publicly promote the US-led preparations for war with China.

teleSUR (2019-08-20). US-North Korea Peace Talks Have Not Resumed: Pompeo. telesurenglish.net The U.S. and North Korea have not returned to the negotiation table as quickly as they initially hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, but he added that Washington knew there would be 'bumps on the road' in the denuclearization talks. | RELATED: | Trump Designates Brazil a 'Major Non-Nato Ally' | "We haven't gotten back to the table as quickly as we hoped but we've been pretty clear all along, we knew there would be bums along the way," Pompeo said during an interview with CBS…

Staff (2019-08-20). DHS Was Tracking White Supremacist Terrorists, but Nobody Wanted to Listen. therealnews.com No one listened when the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sounded the alarm about the rise of white supremacist and far-right domestic terrorism, says former DHS intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson and Greg Huffman of Facing South…

Mark Taliano (2019-08-19). Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria: "We Think the Price Is Worth It." globalresearch.ca When we play their game, we will always lose, and they will always win. "They" are the largely unelected "Permanent State", sometimes called the "Deep State". "They" are the publicly bailed-out transnational, corporate monopolies and their political fronts that destroy …

Gareth Porter (2019-08-19). U.S. States: We Weren't Hacked by Russians in 2016. globalresearch.ca A "bombshell" Senate Intelligence Committee report released in July repeated the familiar claim that Russia targeted the electoral websites of at least 21 states—but statements from the states themselves effectively undermine that narrative. | It turns out the reality is dramatically …

WSWS (2019-08-19). Trump administration calls for permanent restoration of bulk phone communications surveillance. wsws.org The outgoing director of National Intelligence appealed to Congress for the restoration of the surveillance program that was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Bill Blum (2019-08-19). The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court. truthdig.com A new Second Amendment appeal could radically expand the scope of District of Columbia v. Heller, handicapping Congress for years to come.

Oliver Murphy (2019-08-19). Marcus Ball's "Proposed Prosecution" against Boris Johnson: "Not Everything Is as It Seems" globalresearch.ca Marcus Ball says "there is something majorly wrong going on behind the scenes" after his appeal to take Boris to Supreme Court for "wilfully misleading the British public" gets thrown out. | *** | On 14th August, the High Court rejected an …

Bill Blum (2019-08-19). The Biggest Hurdle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court. truthdig.com A new Second Amendment appeal could radically expand the scope of District of Columbia v. Heller, handicapping Congress for years to come.

RT (2019-08-18). 'Racism Witch Hunt!' Trump rips into NYT leak scandal, calling it 'evil propaganda machine'. rt.com US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the "failing New York Times" on Sunday, accusing the paper of engaging in a "Racism Witch Hunt" following leaked comments from the news outlet's executive editor. | "The failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from the Phony Russian Collusion Narrative (the Mueller Report & his testimony were a total disaster), to a Racism Witch Hunt," the president said on Twitter. | "'Journalism' has reached a new low in the history of our Country. It is nothing more than an…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Staff (2019-08-13). Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism. democracynow.org Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."

Aaron Maté (2019-08-12). Trump's intel shake-up reveals lingering tensions. thegrayzone.com With the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the withdrawal of President Trump's chosen replacement, Rep. John…

Aaron Maté (2019-08-12). What do we know about Russia's alleged influence campaign? thegrayzone.com What have US intelligence officials proven to date about their claims of a sweeping Russian interference effort and Russian government…

Sapphira Lurie (2019-08-08). Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club. liberationnews.org On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.

ACLU (2019-07-29). Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues. aclu.org The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-12). Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency. venezuelanalysis.com The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.

2019-08-20: Social Media Postees

Julian Assange's father warns WikiLeaks' publisher's health is "declining rapidly" in Belmarsh Prison
wsws.org | 2019-08-20
"The government will willingly sacrifice Julian's well-being to the demands of the US and the UK."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/20/ship-a20.html

The Plot to Attack Iran:‚Ä® How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-08-20
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825506.php

Australian prime minister elevates pro-US militarists to top cabinet, intelligence positions
wsws.org | 2019-08-20
Shearer's role will be to advise Morrison and other ministers on how to publicly promote the US-led preparations for war with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/20/shea-a20.html

US-North Korea Peace Talks Have Not Resumed: Pompeo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-20
The U.S. and North Korea have not returned to the negotiation table as quickly as they initially hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, but he added that Washington knew there would be 'bumps on the road' in the denuclearization talks. | RELATED: | Trump Designates Brazil a 'Major Non-Nato Ally' | "We haven't gotten back to the table as quickly as we hoped but we've been pretty clear all along, we knew there would be bums along the way," Pompeo said during an interview with CBS…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-North-Korea-Peace-Talks-Have-Not-Resumed-Pompeo-20190820-0002.html

The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court
Bill Blum | commondreams.org | 2019-08-20
When the court reconvenes in October, its docket will include a new Second Amendment appeal—New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York—that has the potential to rival or surpass Heller for its impact on gun rights and gun regulation.(Photo: PJMixer / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/us_supreme.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/20/biggest-obstacle-gun-control-may-be-supreme-court?cd-origin=rss

DHS Was Tracking White Supremacist Terrorists, but Nobody Wanted to Listen
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-20
No one listened when the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sounded the alarm about the rise of white supremacist and far-right domestic terrorism, says former DHS intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson and Greg Huffman of Facing South…
therealnews.com/stories/dhs-was-tracking-white-supremacist-terrorists-but-nobody-wanted-to-listen

Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria: "We Think the Price Is Worth It."
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-19
When we play their game, we will always lose, and they will always win. "They" are the largely unelected "Permanent State", sometimes called the "Deep State". "They" are the publicly bailed-out transnational, corporate monopolies and their political fronts that destroy …
globalresearch.ca/we-think-price-worth-it/5686686

U.S. States: We Weren't Hacked by Russians in 2016
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-19
A "bombshell" Senate Intelligence Committee report released in July repeated the familiar claim that Russia targeted the electoral websites of at least 21 states–but statements from the states themselves effectively undermine that narrative. | It turns out the reality is dramatically …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-states-we-werent-hacked-russians-2016/5686657

Trump administration calls for permanent restoration of bulk phone communications surveillance
wsws.org | 2019-08-19
The outgoing director of National Intelligence appealed to Congress for the restoration of the surveillance program that was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/19/surv-a19.html

Marcus Ball's "Proposed Prosecution" against Boris Johnson: "Not Everything Is as It Seems"
Oliver Murphy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-19
Marcus Ball says "there is something majorly wrong going on behind the scenes" after his appeal to take Boris to Supreme Court for "wilfully misleading the British public" gets thrown out. | *** | On 14th August, the High Court rejected an …
globalresearch.ca/marcus-balls-proposed-prosecutionagainst-boris-johnson-not-everything-is-as-it-seems/5686650

The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-08-19
A new Second Amendment appeal could radically expand the scope of District of Columbia v. Heller, handicapping Congress for years to come.
truthdig.com/articles/the-biggest-obstacle-to-gun-control-may-be-the-supreme-court/

The Biggest Hurdle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-08-19
A new Second Amendment appeal could radically expand the scope of District of Columbia v. Heller, handicapping Congress for years to come.
truthdig.com/articles/the-biggest-obstacle-to-gun-control-may-be-the-supreme-court/

'Racism Witch Hunt!' Trump rips into NYT leak scandal, calling it 'evil propaganda machine'
rt.com | 2019-08-18
US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the "failing New York Times" on Sunday, accusing the paper of engaging in a "Racism Witch Hunt" following leaked comments from the news outlet's executive editor. | "The failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from the Phony Russian Collusion Narrative (the Mueller Report & his testimony were a total disaster), to a Racism Witch Hunt," the president said on Twitter. |…
rt.com/usa/466771-trump-new-york-times-leak/

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

What do we know about Russia's alleged influence campaign?
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-12
What have US intelligence officials proven to date about their claims of a sweeping Russian interference effort and Russian government…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/12/what-do-we-know-about-russias-alleged-influence-campaign/

Trump's intel shake-up reveals lingering tensions
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-12
With the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the withdrawal of President Trump's chosen replacement, Rep. John…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/12/trumps-intel-shake-up-reveals-lingering-tensions/

Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club
Sapphira Lurie | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.
liberationnews.org/fordham-u-students-win-fight-to-have-palestine-rights-club/

Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues
aclu.org | 2019-07-29
The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/supreme-court-order-no-big-victory-trumps-border-wall-fight-continues