SEPTEMBER 10 THROUGH 20
of September 21-23, 2018
America: The Farewell Tour - by Chris Hedges
A profound and provocative
examination of America in crisis, where unemployment, deindustrialization, and
a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of
despairdrug abuse, gambling, suicide, magical thinking, xenophobia, and
a culture of sadism and hate. Simon&Schuster
to Defend Democracy? Start With Your Public Library. ... Public libraries are
critical within the public sphere and, when fully supported, represent the best
of government at work.. The
investigationThe key questions answered. ... Everything you need to know about
the inquiry into Russian hacking, alleged collusion and Donald Trump, plus the
latest news. Guardian
strategy for Dems? How about 15 instead?
Agency Says It Lost Track Of 1,488 Migrant Children. ... The Health and Human
Services Department first disclosed that it had lost track of 1,475 children late
last year, as it came under fire at a Senate hearing in April HuffPost
the deep state trying to undermine Corbyn? ... The denial to me of
Commons security clearance and a raft of hostile stories suggests the intelligence
services may be working to block the election of a Labour government. NewStatesman
Jeremy Corbyn and the Crisis of Anti-Semitism
A vicious feud has engulfed
the Labour Party-why can't its leader defuse it? The
protest as terrorism': US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists. ... Documents
suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid
fears of another Standing Rock.
1 Percent Has a Dark Plot to Replace American Democracy With an Elite Plutocracy
-- And It's Working. ... How will American democracy resist their twisted goal
of one-dollar, one-vote plutocracy? AlterNet
Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades' ... Fiftyntroversial
book The years after the publication of his co Population Bomb, biologist Paul
Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge.
Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process.
Hersh: a Life of Adversarial Democracy at Work. CounterPunch
Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico. Intercept
Since Economic Collapse Sparked Occupy Wall Street, the Cooperative Movement Is
Lights the Fuse on a Deadly Methane Bomb. TruthOut
the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet. TruthOut
Donald Trumps Downfall Hidden in His Tax Returns? ... The president might
just be a one-man version of that once-renowned company, Enron. The
Happened to the 99 Immigrant Children Who Were Sent to Chicago? TruthOut
The Justice Dept's secret rules for targeting journalists with FISA court orders.
of Press Foundation
Country Burn Again review: Trump, 2016 and America's 'long con' Guardian
is how the GOP rigged Congress: The secret plan that handcuffed Obamas presidency,
but backfired in Donald Trump. ... GOP stole the House with old trick in a brilliant
modern form. A new book by Salons editor lays out every detail. Salon
in America - Shrapnel found in Yemen ties US bombs to string of civilian deaths
over course of bloody civil war. CNN
NIKE to Anonymous: the Fantasy of Resistance. CounterPunch
Are the Lethal Monkey on the Back of the American Public. TruthDig
Tamimi: Any Palestinian starts resisting Israeli occupation from birth
Old Obama: The First Black Presidential Library and Gentrification on Chicagos
Pence Struggling To Reckon With Vision Of Prophet Muhammad Revealing That VP Destined
To Become Next President. Go
Sues Catholic Church For Unlicensed Use Of His Image Go
City Council approves drafting ordinance to ban fur sales. ABC
Happened to the 99 Immigrant Children Who Were Sent to Chicago?. TruthOut
Fascism. From Whence "We" Came. CounterPunch
Culture of Hate. ... This is an excerpt from the chapter titled Hate
in Chris Hedges new book, America: The Farewell Tour, published
by Simon & Schuster. TruthDig
Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women. ... He is the second
Border Patrol agent from the Laredo sector to be accused of mass murders this
administration announces its slashing refugee admissions to a record low.
... The new cap would be the lowest since the program began in 1980. ThinkProgress
Trump Administration Is Detaining a Record Number of Immigrant Children. TruthDig
Capitalism Is Killing Our Communities: Protesters Disrupt Gov. Browns
SF Climate Summit. DemocracyNow
new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front. Guardian
Long-Standing American Traditions: Committing War Crimes & Ignoring International
police tweet lets slip scale of leftwing surveillance. ... An image of a police
computer screen posted during Thursdays gas emergency showed bookmarks for
several activist groups. Guradian
Censors a ThinkProgress Story on Kavanaugh After a Conservative Site Calls It
Fake News DemoracyNow!
China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers. Intercept
Group of Democrats Joined Republicans to Give Them Power in New York. On Election
Day, New Yorkers Wiped Them Out. Intercept
Department Attempts to Suppress Evidence That the Border Patrol Targeted Humanitarian
and 'collusion': what we know so far about Mueller's Russia investigation. ...The
special counsel has secured multiple indictments, and an agreement with Paul Manafort
that could pose a threat to Trump. Guardian
Bolton Escalates Blackmail to Shield US War Criminals. TruthOut
Suppressed a Story About Brett Kavanaughs Opposition to Roe v. Wade. Were
Republishing It. Intercept
Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to "Drive Liberal News
Outlets Into the Ground" ... What do you achieve when you let the Weekly
Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet's most powerful platforms?
"You achieve bullshit." CommonDreams
Dostoevsky Postman and the Demise of Deliberative Democracy. CounterPunch
Are the Lethal Monkey on the Back of the American Public. TruthDig
is the Democrats Contract with America 2018?. CounterPunch/Nader
Underground Caliphate. ... ISIS Has Not Vanished. It Is Fighting a Guerrilla War
Against the Iraqi State. Intercept
of September 14-16, 2018Weekend
Fear: Trump in the White House - by Bob Woodward. With authoritative
reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward
reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trumps
White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic
policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources,
meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive
debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force
One and the White House residence.... Fear
is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the
presidents first years in office. Amazon
New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling Californias
Wildfires for $1 an Hour.
Florence Threatens 'Catastrophic' Destruction, A Reminder That North Carolina
Passed Law Mandating Climate Warnings Be Ignored. ... State legislators passed
an anti-science law after a 2010 report warned global warming would cause devastating
sea-level rise. Now, as a hurricane makes landfall, local experts demand policy
change and urgent action. CommonDreams
Street Is the Definition of a Ponzi Scheme (Literally) TruthDig
Strange Russian Alibi. Craig
Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies to Seize Private Property. TruthOut
idea of fact-checking: Censoring ThinkProgress because conservative
site told them to. ... A perfect example of how Facebook is catering to conservatives.
children held for months to more than 1 year in Chicago detention facility. ...
We are starting to see signs that there could be long-term effects..
activists converge on New York City to send anti-coal message to billionaire investor
want investment in renewables, not dirty coal on Navajo Nation. ThinkProgress
Tax Plan Features Retirement Accounts That Favor the Wealthiest. TruthOut
Administration Rushes To Lease Federal Lands. ... The Department of Interior is
quietly preparing to offer hundreds of thousands of acres of public land for leasing
to energy companies. HuffPost
Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Growing Split in Democratic Party.
... The Republican Party itself has drifted so far to the right that theyre
almost off the spectrum. But the split within the Democratic Party is significant,
and its showing up in primary after primary. AlterNet
Farewell Tour - Chris Hedges YouTube
Hundreds of Children Still Detained, Sessions Instructs Judges to Show Less 'Sympathy'
for Immigrants. ... One immigration judge denounced the attorney general's comments
as a "political statement which does not articulate a legal concept that
judges are required to be aware of and follow"
Hurricane Florence Barreling Toward US, Document Shows Trump Moved $10 Million
From FEMA to ICE. TruthOut
were laughing at us': immigrants tell of cruelty, illness and filth in US detention.
... Here, in a freezing immigration detention facility somewhere in the Rio Grande
valley of south Texas, adults and children alike were fainting from dehydration
and lack of food. ... Sleep was almost impossible; the lights were left on, they
had just a thin metallic sheet to protect against the cold and there was nothing
to lie down on but the hard floor.
of Climate Change Scrubbed From National Parks Report. TruthDig
Admin Punishes PLO for Trying to Prosecute Alleged Israeli War Crimes in International
Run by Trump Strategists Promotes Right-Wing Ideals With Secret Money. TruthOut
Brett Kavanaughs 1996 Legal Essay Donald Trump Should Be Allowed To
Commit Crimes If He Becomes President Disqualify Him From The Supreme Court?
Deathwatch. ... The latest Trump Deathwatch began on Tuesday, August
21, 2018. It began in a courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, when Paul Manafort,
sleazebag beltway operator and former chairman of Trumps campaign, was pronounced
guilty by a jury of his peers on ten counts of various types of fraud. Go>
Treasonous Traitor Summit or: How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the
New McCarthyism. Go>
and the Illusion of Political Control ... Economic austerity, the mantra and clarified
butter of the national Democrats, is the claim that the only legitimate expenditures
by the Federal government are for unnecessary wars, Wall Street bailouts and prisons.
Other Expenditures - for housing, education, health care, food and retirement,
are burdens on our children and grandchildren. If this reads like the program
of the radical right, you might be on to something. And if you dont understand
the implications for bottom-up political reform, please read. CounterPunch
Up the Next Depression. ... During the financial crisis of 2008, the worlds
central banks, including the Federal Reserve, injected trillions of dollars of
fabricated money into the global financial system. This fabricated money has created
a worldwide debt of $325 trillion, more than three times global GDP. The fabricated
money was hoarded by banks and corporations, loaned by banks at predatory interest
rates, used to service interest on unpayable debt or spent buying back stock,
providing millions in compensation for elites. TruthDig/Hedges
Reich Exposes One of the Right's Favorite Cons. ... Trump and his appointees are
on a binge of deregulation that masks another kind of trickle-down economics,
in which the gains go to the top and the rest of us bear the risks and losses.
Economy Is on a Path to a Bust. Whose interests are being promoted by macroeconomic
policies in the United States? Is Donald Trump good for the economy? Is he responsible
for the current economic indicators, which seem to be healthy? Are his tariff
policies good for workers here and abroad? And how does his approach to economics
differ from Obamas? TruthOut
Yes, let's wipe
out Trump. But take neoliberal Democrats with him, too ... A new wave of left-leaning
Democrats are waging a war on the partys corporate wing. Guardian
The Great Flood. ... How many times will we rebuild Floridas cities, Houston,
coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms
lethally intensified by global warming? TruthDig/Hedges
Unholy Alliance Between Trump, Kavanaugh and the Evangelicals. ... Donald Trumps
nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a gift to evangelical Christians.
It was their ardent hope the president would pick a justice friendly to their
cause that drove many evangelicals to vote for Trump in the first place.
opens up popular Minnesota wilderness area to mining. ... Critics say the USDA
broke its promise to do a full environmental impact statement.
Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers. NY
thought democracy in Chile was safe. Now I see America falling into the same trap.
... The rights we take for granted are fragile and revocable, and only the resistance
of ordinary citizens will save them.
God's Will': Conservative George Will Lays Out Mike Pence's Twisted Religious
Justification for Serving Trump ... "What do they got in common, these two
Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture
in Afghanistan. DemocracyNow
Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions in virulent attack. ... US national
security adviser calls ICC illegitimate and says we will let it die on its
Crimes. ... In their 1979 book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism,
Noam Chomsky and the late Edward S. Herman drew a distinction between retail and
wholesale acts of terrorism. Retail acts were those carried out by individuals
or small groups; wholesale, those committed by vast national military forces.
suggests curtailing two constitutional freedoms in 24 hours. ... "I think
its embarrassing for the country to allow protesters. You dont even
know what side the protesters are on."
for Children': Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Imprison Families With Kids
Indefinitely. ... "Locking up children indefinitely is cruel and heartless,
even for the Trump administration. It is nothing less than an assault on child
safety and fundamental human dignity." CommonDreams
As 400+ Children Remain Separated From Parents, Trump Admin Wants to Detain Kids
The Trump Administration Plans To Detain More Children And For Longer. ... The
government plans to withdraw from a settlement that protects immigrant children
from inhumane detention. HuffPost
US spends more on education than other countries. Why is it falling behind? ...
Spending per student exceeds the OECD average but the likes of Finland and South
Korea get better results. What are they doing right and what can the US learn
Leave For-Profit Charter Schools at Alarming Rates, Report Says. TruthOut
Dog Impunity: From Washington and Riyadh to Chicago. CounterPunch/Street
of Class Rule: Common(s)er Revolt or Common Ruin. CounterPunch/Street
Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to Save Gaza. CounterPunch
v teachers: the Koch brothers' plan to starve public education. Guardian
Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama. NY
Fascism and the Twilight of the Social TruthDig/Giroux
Fascism No Problem for Trumps Durable Base. TruthDig
Pelosi Promises That Democrats Will Handcuff the Democratic Agenda If They Retake
the House. Intercept
US Military Sees Endless War as a Victory. TruthOut
major uprising in Basra and southern Iraq is what the world should be worrying
about in the Middle East right now. ... Iraq has once again fallen off the media
map at the very moment when it is being engulfed by a crisis that could destabilise
the whole country. Independent
Governments Are Taking Over the Global Economy. Bloomberg