Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Uprising News & Analysis (June 28th, 2018)

The following list of topics and links to news materials are related to a weekly FM Radio news program, with finished pages posted Wendnesdays at [uprisingnews.blogspot.com].
This version updated (, for the News Cycle  through )



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InDIYpendent Media
Spotlight from the Northbay Uprising Media Collective 

Tune in to the Peace & Social Justice Show, every Friday from 11:30-1:00 pm, on KZFR (90.1 FM), with Nick and Jakob of the Chico Peace & Justice Center! Get updates on the Peace movement goings-on, and hear interviews with representatives of our community allies! Check out our archives of past shows here on our website [https://www.chicopeace.org/blog/radio/?mc_cid=335cecfac1&mc_eid=a48adbfb8e].

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ACTION CALENDER
A list of gatherings, workshops, and educational events in the greater Bay Area region
 [indybay.org/calendar] [occupyoakland.org/calendar]

On Thursday, June 28th, Womens March and partners are organizing a mass civil disobedience in Washington, D.C.
We call on women from all communities to descend on our nation’s capital and demand the safety and freedom of immigrant families and children.We will put our bodies on the line to demand an end to this administration’s the zero-tolerance policy that automatically criminalizes undocumented immigrants and tears families apart.
We will take escalated action in D.C. on June 28th demanding lawmakers and federal officials do everything in their power to #EndFamilyDetention. On Saturday, June 30, we will rise up in cities across the nation to say #FamiliesBelongTogether. These children and families are counting on us. We can not allow these atrocities to go unchallenged. The time to ACT is NOW.
Marching is no longer enough, not when this administration is enacting policies that violently separate families, incarcerate children in prison camps and automatically criminalizes their parents. Not when we see photos and videos of children separated from their families and held in child prison camps. Not when we hear their cries for their parents and see their fear and trauma.
​This is a DEFINING moment. One that will shape our generation. We need bold, strategic and targeted action. We cannot be silent.
*Direct action training and legal support will be provided to all women participating in nonviolent civil disobedience*
https://www.endfamilyseparation.us
Endorsed by:
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Latino Community Foundation
NAACP SF
On June 30th join a FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER action in Washington, DC and around the country
On June 30, we're rallying around the country and in Washington, DC to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop cruelly separating kids from their parents.
https://front.moveon.org



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ACTION HEADLINES!
Stories are reviewed and provided by Bay Area MPD Committees and Affiliates


BAY AREA SOLIDARITY
Updates on campaigns for Peace, Justice, & Freedom across the greater Bay Area, Norcal, and Socal


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BAY AREA SOLIDARITY
Updates on campaigns across the Nation! 

* "N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon" (2018-06-21, by Doug Baldwin, Anquan Boldin, Malcolm Jenkins and Benjamin Watson. The writers are former and current professional football players, via nytimes.com) [archive.is/JEPps] [begin excerpt]: President Trump recently made an offer to National Football League players like us who are committed to protesting injustice. Instead of protesting, he suggested, we should give him names of people we believe were “unfairly treated by the justice system.” If he agrees they were treated unfairly, he said, he will pardon them.
To be sure, the president’s clemency power can be a valuable tool for redressing injustice. Just look at Alice Johnson, age 63, who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction until her sentence was commuted by President Trump. He should be commended for using his clemency power in that case.
But a handful of pardons will not address the sort of systemic injustice that N.F.L. players have been protesting. These are problems that our government has created, many of which occur at the local level. If President Trump thinks he can end these injustices if we deliver him a few names, he hasn’t been listening to us.
As Americans, it is our constitutional right to question injustices when they occur, and we see them daily: police brutality, unnecessary incarceration, excessive criminal sentencing, residential segregation and educational inequality. The United States effectively uses prison to treat addiction, and you could argue it is also our largest mental-health provider. Law enforcement has a responsibility to serve its communities, yet this responsibility has too often not met basic standards of accountability.
These injustices are so widespread as to seem practically written into our nation’s DNA. We must challenge these norms, investigate the reasons for their pervasiveness and fight with all we have to change them. That is what we, as football players, are trying to do with our activism. [end excerpt]

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BAY AREA SOLIDARITY
Updates on the "AntiFa"


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SOLANO PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY
Use the ballot for our own People's candidates and legislation, campaign for the future!
[SolanoPFP.blogspot.com] [PeaceAndFreedom.org] [facebook.com/Peace-and-Freedom-Party-45065449911


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TOWARDS REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTIONS

* (2018-05-20, greyroots.org) [archive.is/Buno2] [begin excerpt]:
We are in a fight for our future. At every turn, our communities are under attack by those who use hatred, fear and greed to push for a whites-only country by and for corporations and billionaires.
In the face of these attacks, we stand together. It is not time to tinker around the edges; it is time to transform. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations. [end excerpt]

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CHICANO POWER! 
LUCHA PARA LA NUEVA AZTLAN!

* "The Ugly Truth of America’s ‘Whites Only’ Immigration System" (2018-06-22, whowhatwhy.org) [is.gd/ugFZF6]: We always hear that the US is “a nation of immigrants.” But, according to immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky, this hides the real truth about America’s immigration history.
In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, Chomsky, a professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, places the current debate about immigration in America in a broader historical context. Listen (direct link, .mp3) [is.gd/5ZZpVu].
Chomsky outlines the 20th century policies that changed traditional patterns of migration and labor, and replaced them with prejudicial and, she argues, often arbitrary quotas and restrictions that favored Europeans over Mexicans and Central Americans. She explains how the idea of an “illegal immigrant” is a fairly recent one, and that the racialization of illegal immigration is what someone once described as the new Jim Crow.
Chomsky tells Jeff Schechtman how laws in the United States restricted citizenship to white people until the Civil War. Afterwards, thanks to the 14th Amendment, citizenship was extended to people of African descent. Indeed, the whole concept of citizenship by birth was essentially created by the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment in 1868.
New arrivals to the US who were not white were not even considered immigrants, a designation applied only to people from Europe.
Chomsky says that in the early to mid-20th century, people crossing the Mexican border faced no restrictions because Mexican laborers were so desperately needed in the Southwest. Since Mexicans were considered workers and not immigrants, depriving them the opportunity to become citizens was perfectly legal.
The cumulative effect, Chomsky argues, is today’s inefficient immigration system, which ensnares so many victims, including thousands of young children.
- Image caption: Braceros by Domingo Ulloa — painted after several visits to a Bracero camp in Holtville, California.

- Publisher's comment [archive.is/SlGpQ]: While the spotlight is currently on the trauma of immigrant family separation at the southern border, Americans are unfortunately unaware of their own sad history regarding the disenfranchisement and racial bias toward non-white migrants.

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SOLIDARITY WITH THE NEW AFRICAN NATION!
Black Power! Revive the Community! Defend the Nation!
National News [blackagendareport.com] [atlantablackstar.com] [sfbayview.com]

* "Discrimination against blacks linked to dehumanization, study finds" (2008-02-07, stanford.edu) [archive.is/fvEgj]
* "The Racist Trope That Won’t Die" (2018-06-17, nytimes.com) [archive.is/f6eSo] [begin excerpt]:
The comedian Roseanne Barr resurrected one of the oldest and most profoundly racist slanders in American history when she referred to Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who served as an adviser to President Barack Obama, as the offspring of an ape.
This depiction — promoted by slave traders, historians and practitioners of “scientific” racism — was used to justify slavery, lynching and the creation of the Jim Crow state. It made the leap to the silver screen in deeply noxious films like “The Birth of a Nation” and haunted American popular culture well into the 20th century.
The toxically racist ape characterization has been pushed to the margins of the public square. Nevertheless, a growing body of research shows that it has maintained a pernicious grip on the American imagination. It is especially problematic in the criminal justice system, where subhuman treatment of African-Americans remains strikingly visible.
That message comes through powerfully in research by several social scientists, but particularly in the work of the Stanford University psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt and Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity at John Jay College in New York. In six studies published with collaborators a decade ago [archive.is/fvEgj], Mr. Goff and Ms. Eberhardt found that even younger study participants who were born since the civil rights revolution and claimed to know nothing of the ape caricature of blackness were swayed by it when making judgments about black people. In one study, white male undergraduates who were subliminally exposed to words associated with apes — for example, “chimp” or “gorilla” — were more likely to condone the beating of those in police custody when they thought that the suspect was black. [end excerpt]


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STUDENT POWER! 
information collected by the Committee to Defend Public Education!


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WORKER'S POWER!
information collected by the Worker's Defense Committee [is.gd/VOkmLr]


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
92 Million Strong, Worldwide! [wftucentral.org]

* "Meeting of the WFTU and OTT Tunisia" (2018-06-15, wftucentral.org) [archive.is/12lwB]: The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and the General Secretary of OTT Tunisia Lassaad Abid and Yacine Ben Chikha have met today in the WFTU Head office in Athens Greece and have discussed about the problems of workers in Tunisia and the Arab world and the wider area.


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from the UNI Global Union
Representing more than 20 million workers worldwide [uniglobalunion.org]


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from around the world
[global-unions.org]

* "Korean union leader Lee Young-joo released! Sister Lee Young-joo, former general secretary of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, has been released from prison on suspended sentence on the morning of 14 June 2018. She has spent almost six months in the Seoul Detention Centre" (2018-06-14, industriall-union.org) [archive.is/KY05Z], image caption: Han Sang-gyun, the former -president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and Cho Chang-ik, president of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union welcomed Sister Lee Young-joo in front of the Seoul Detention Centre.


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HANDS OFF OUR HOMES!
[HandsOffHomes.blogspot.com][rentsandrants.blogspot.com]


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information collected by the Committee to
DEFEND THOSE WITHOUT HOMES! 



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COMMUNITY FASCISM WATCH


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Community Fascism in

/ itty-bitty Santa Cruz: 

/ Vallejo, the "City of God":


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Documenting human-rights abuse by domestic security agencies
NORTHBAY COPWATCH
[NorthbayCopwatch.blogspot.com] [copblock.org] [wecopwatch.org] [filmingcops.com] [mappingpoliceviolence.org], Berkeley Copwatch's "Know Your Rights" Pocket Card (.pdf) [is.gd/U20PRy] [berkeleycopwatch.org]

* "What Happens When Prosecutors Break the Law?" (2018-06-18, nytimes.com) [archive.is/NrDLu] [begin excerpt]: In May 2017, Glenn Kurtzrock, a homicide prosecutor in Suffolk County, N.Y., was caught red-handed concealing dozens of pages of material from Messiah Booker, a young man charged with first-degree murder who maintained he was innocent. [...] Over the last year, as the district attorney’s office reviewed all of Mr. Kurtzrock’s case files, prosecutors informed the court that four more murder convictions had been tainted by Mr. Kurtzrock’s illegal suppression of evidence. All four have now been overturned by the courts. [...]
So what’s happened to Mr. Kurtzrock?
Nothing.
Thirteen months after his public firing, and five murder cases overturned because of his illegal actions, Mr. Kurtzrock hasn’t been charged with a single crime. Not fraud, not tampering with government records, not contempt of court.
And he hasn’t even been suspended from practicing law, much less disbarred. He’s now working as a defense lawyer in private practice. That’s right: he’s making a living representing people accused of crimes, in the same courthouse from which he was (supposedly) banished a year ago. His law firm website even touts his experience as a “former homicide prosecutor.”
The law also makes it virtually impossible for Mr. Kurtzrock’s victims to sue him, with the Supreme Court having declared that individual prosecutors and their offices are “immune” from civil rights lawsuits in all but the rarest of cases.
Mr. Kurtzrock’s case may be the most recent example of the system’s egregious failure to hold a rogue prosecutor accountable, but it’s hardly anomalous. [end excerpt]
- image caption: Glenn Kurtzrock in 2016.


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
"War Against The Police"
An archive of articles documenting the facts for the narrative, "FBI Report Blames Black Lives Matter, Media for Killings of Police Officers" [archive.fo/2Xj9w]


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Judiciary Watch


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Domestic Security Agencies and private-sector partners 
[icwatch.transparencytoolkit.org]; "The Gentleperson’s Guide To Forum Spies (Spooks, Feds, etc.)" [archive.fo/rBbXu]; ES/OH techniques [archive.is/HchTA]

* "Private Prison Stocks Are Soaring Amid the Trump Administration’s Immigration Crisis" (2018-06-20, observer.com) [archive.is/A2sLm] [begin excerpt]: The rising stock prices follow the announcement of a Republican compromise bill on immigration that is expected to pledge the construction of family detention centers from a $7 billion budget allocation — a workaround to the White House’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan. [end excerpt]
* "US defense contractors profit from child detention—and you might, too" (2018-06-19, qz.com) [archive.is/QFOtk]

* "Trump aides plan fresh immigration crackdowns before midterms White House policy adviser Stephen Miller wants to make sure the president can show he's doing something about immigration" (2018-06-18, politico.com) [archive.is/uVslW]
* "Trump Wasn’t First to Separate Families, but Policy Was Still Evil" (2018-06-20, nytimes.com) [archive.is/D8NhD]
* "From slavery to “Indian schools” to internment camps, family separation is nothing new in America; Trump had to sweep his ugly twist on an old story under the carpet. It was a reminder of America at its worst" (2018-06-22, salon.com) [archive.is/5PGfh]
* "The King and Queen of Cruelty" (2018-06-20, nytimes.com) [archive.is/peN3z]
* "A Moral Outrage We Must Not Tolerate" (2018-06-20, by Andrew M. Cuomo, governor of New York, via nytimes.com) [archive.is/Xv9CP]
* "When Did Caging Kids Become the Art of the Deal?" (2018-06-18, nytimes.com) [archive.is/d7Dbx]
* "Trump's 'Detention centers' added to Wikipedia's 'List of concentration and internment camps' " (2018-06-19, dailykos.com) [archive.is/ifs7E]
* "Trump criticizes Merkel, says US will not be 'migrant camp' " (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/xyxwL]

* "U.S. Immigration Policy Hurts Families" (2018-06-19, CWA Flash E-Newsletter) [archive.is/8hPlN]


* "Public outrage rising in US over Trump’s immigration policies; US President Donald Trump faces mounting public pressure over his “zero tolerance” policy of splitting migrant families and sending children to detention centers" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/8Y3sM], image caption: This US Customs and Border Protection photo shows intake of illegal border crossers by US Border Patrol agents at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on May 23, 2018.



* "Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border; ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, 'We have an orchestra here' " (2018-06-18, propublica.org) [archive.is/a8rK7]

* "Separated at the Border From Their Parents: In Six Weeks, 1,995 Children" (2018-06-15, nytimes.com) [archive.is/twmdM]

* "How to Stop Child Separation? Stop Sending Their Parents to Prison" (2018-06-17, truthout.org) [archive.is/6DIco]

* "A Legal Resident, an Arrest by ICE and Father’s Day in Jail" (2018-06-17, nytimes.com) [archive.is/FimpL]

* " ‘If It Could Happen to Them, Why Can’t It Happen to Us?’ " (2018-06-19, nytimes.com) [archive.is/KBPpa]

* " ‘I Can’t Go Without My Son,’ a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala; As a growing number of families are separated as part of the Trump administration’s attempt to control illegal immigration, some parents are being deported before recovering their children" (2018-06-17, nytimes.com) [archive.is/KjEJp]

* "Trump's separation policy causing irreversible harm to children: Experts; US President Donald Trump's immigration policy of separating families is causing psychological damage and irreversible harm to children, according to experts" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/0KtHL]
* "A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’ ; The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems" (2018-06-18, nytimes.com) [archive.is/MGFbA]
* "Children Taken at the Border Arrive in New York Shelters" (2018-06-20, nytimes.com) [archive.is/DKpci]
* "What’s Behind the ‘Tender Age’ Shelters Opening for Young Migrants" (2018-06-20, nytimes.com) [archive.is/yw58P]

* "Sen Nelson slams ‘cover-up’ after being told he couldn’t enter detention center without a two-week wait" (2018-06-19, rawstory.com) [archive.is/pJpQC]

* "Kirstjen Nielsen Is Confronted by Protesters at Mexican Restaurant: ‘Shame!’ " (2018-06-20, nytimes.com) [archive.is/OMtrW]
* "Protesters heckle US homeland security chief over separating migrant children; Protesters heckled US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Washington restaurant late Tuesday, chanting 'shame!' repeatedly at the woman who has become the front-line defender of the Trump administration's widely condemned practice of separating migrant children from their parents" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/McoWo]

* "Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration" (2018-06-19, nytimes.com) [archive.is/5LMHo]

* "Mexico slams Trump's migration policy as backlash continues" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/PE66u]
* "Protecting the Children: Mexican gov't condemns separation of children on US border" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/zhldd]

* "Corbyn attacks Trump’s ‘tragic, shocking’ migrant policy; UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has denounced as “tragic and shocking” US President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at US-Mexico border" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/jIoD4]

* "Trump signs executive order to end family separations at border" (2018-06-21, cgtn.com) [archive.is/2jw2r], (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/2UniU]
* "US Immigration Policy: Trump signs executive order to halt migrant families separation" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/uLvxh]
* "US Immigration Policy: Trump administration defends policy of separating families amid outcry" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/2AzRa]
* "US Immigration: First Lady Melania Trump visits a child immigrant holding center" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/1hF4K]
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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Metadata source materials -
Private individuals accessing the mainframe can harvest any data inscribed in basic code... "Hackers" monetize metadata for security agencies.


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
International Security Agencies, the Five-Eyes, and transnational partners


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Security updates in other parts of the world...


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from the Committee to
FREE 'EM ALL! 
[PoliticalPrisonersUSA.blogspot.comEnd the Drug War! Stop Jim Crow! Close the Torture Chambers! 
[solitarywatch.com] [facebook.com/incarceratedworkers] [supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org] [denverabc.wordpress.com] [prisonlegalnews.org] [prisonbooks.info] [nycabc.wordpress.com] [powmedicaljustice.com] [sacprisonersupport.wordpress.com]. Become a Human Rights Pen Pal! [link]. 

* "Test the DNA of Kevin Cooper, Says Kim Kardashian West to Jerry Brown" (2018-06-16, truthdig.com) [archive.is/Awgeh]
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* "Move's Debbie Africa speaks" (2018-06-20, phillytrib.com) [archive.is/KagZk], image caption: Attorney Brad Thomson, left, joined Debbie Africa and her son, Michael, at a news conference on Tuesday.


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LIBERATION FOR ALL!
THE HUMAN RIGHT TO EXISTENCE MUST BE PROTECTED!
With updates on the broader LGBT*QI+ gender revolution

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WOMEN POWER!
END PATRIARCHY! COMBAT MISOGYNY! [rejectedprincesses.com]

* "The next battleground for progressives is in South Carolina" (2018-06-10, greyroots.org) [archive.is/78Ess] [begin excerpt]: Annabelle Robertson is a single mother, a domestic violence survivor and a civil rights attorney who knows firsthand the struggles working families are facing every day in South Carolina. She is facing a sexist smear campaign is so bad that progressive community and labor union leaders wrote a public letter condemning the misogyny. [...] We have an opportunity to send a strong message in South Carolina on Tuesday that says “yes” to progressive values, and “no” domestic violence and sexist bullying. [end excerpt]


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PATIENTS RIGHTS! 
THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY IS FOR LIFE, NOT FOR PROFIT!
Health Administration Responsibility Project [harp.org]. Get your medical records [archive.fo/FdGcJ]. Transparency against physician malpractice [archive.fo/Q9VFr[archive.fo/PEijF] [archive.fo/2sXwl] [archive.fo/hmWKp[archive.fo/4NPdK] [archive.is/551Us]! 

* "UK health officials resisted inquiry into 833 hospital deaths: Ex-minister; A former health minister has accused government officials of trying to evade a public inquiry into the suspicious deaths of 833 patients at one hospital in England in 2002" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/XKYtj]
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Positive medical news


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Unlock technological potential for the People!

* "Genome Research Helps Children with Inherited Eye Diseases" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/TpHR8]

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articles recommended by the 
SAN PABLO BAY ECOLOGICAL PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION   
Campaigns, info, and more [SanPabloBayEPA.blogspot.com]. Science [discardstudies.com]. [blog.savesfbay.org] [ecowatch.com]; [citizenairmonitoringnetwork.org/vallejo]


Fight Refinery Pollution in Benicia!
* Industrial Safety Ordinance before the council tonight 6/19 -
In case you haven't heard the city council will be deciding tonight at 7 whether to proceed with an Industrial Safety Ordinance. This ordinance will ensure that Benicia has a seat at the table when it comes to safety at the refinery, that we can get local air monitors, a better safety plan and that we should know what is going on if there is an accident and what we should do. We need this for the safety and health of our community. It will be paid for with fees from the refinery. Please come and support this tonight.

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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
Health and the Human Ecology
Monopolists enforce a regime that does not recognize the natural right to health and life. Info [detoxproject.org].

* "Glyphosate increasingly under the gun; This year’s Keep it Clean! campaign is warning producers not to use glyphosate as a desiccant" (2018-06-18, albertafarmexpress.ca) [archive.is/zxvrs]

* "He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick" (2018-06-17, cnn.com) [archive.is/rcdlU]
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* "Gaming Addiction: WHO classifies compulsive game play as mental health disorder" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/IPURR]

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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
Anthropogenic Climatic Change!


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* "Audi supervisory board suspends CEO, installs interim chief: source" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/UX366] [begin excerpt]: Germany’s largest carmaker is scrambling to determine how to manage its most profitable brand after German authorities detained Stadler as part of their investigation into the group’s emissions test cheating scandal. [end excerpt]

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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
International Ecological Protection News
Preserve the Biosphere & Web of Life! News: [earthweek.com]


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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
Save The Birds! and the Bees!
Campaign to preserve and expand the habitat and populations of pollinators in the San Pablo Bay Area.


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articles recommended by the SAN PABLO BAY EPA Committee for
ANIMAL RIGHTS 
Protect Earth's Sentient Life!


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ANIMAL RIGHTS
Save the Whales!
Information: [whales.org]

* "Why Humpback Whale Babies Whisper to Mom On World Oceans Day, we take a deeper dive into the fascinating world of marine mammals" (2018-06-08, nationalgeographic.com) [archive.is/nwNmh]

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articles recommended by the 
NO NUKES! campaign
[StopNuclearDeath.blogspot.com] [nuclear-news.net] [nukeresister.org] [nukefree.org]; National Radiation Map [radiationnetwork.com], depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute.


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articles recommended by the 
SAN PABLO BAY SOVEREIGNTY Think-tank  
[SovereignSanPabloBay.blogspot.com] [permaculture.org]


* "Labor-Enviro Justice Coalition files to put Just Transition initiative on WA State ballot" (2018-03-02, jobscleanenergywa.com) [archive.is/4sKdR]
* "WSLC delegates back clean-energy action; Attend Alliance event Thursday in Seattle to learn about ‘Just Transition’ policy" (2017-07-25, thestand.org) [archive.is/a1rmn]

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NORTHBAY ENTHEOGENIC FREEDOM
[NorthbayEntheogen.blogspot.com]

* "NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws" (2018-06-20, norml.org) [archive.is/liDZp]
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* "New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People" (2018-06-19, nytimes.com) [archive.is/UJIrK]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH
Documenting the process of fascism and for whom it benefits. [UnitedStatesFascism.blogspot.com[exposefacts.org] [ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/index.html]; "Captured States" [is.gd/EqXBEQ]

* "Workers’ wages fall after passage of GOP tax cuts; Trump's corporate tax cut hasn't benefited workers like he said it would" (2018-06-13, thinkprogress.org) [archive.is/Tx68h]
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* "How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country" (2018-06-19, nytimes.com) [archive.is/EYJoX]
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* "A Young Russian Explains Why the West Reminds Him of the USSR; A lying media, suffocating political correctness, kangaroo courts, and former Marxists now in the establishment" (2018-06-16, by Edvard Chesnokov, via russia-insider.com) [archive.is/UqgxR]


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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH:
President Donald Trump's regime
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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Liberal" Capitalists:
Against Socialism, for War and Profit. What is Neoliberalism? [archive.is/iUyM].

* "Clinton still ‘doesn't understand’ FBI investigation root: Comey; Former FBI Director James Comey has once again blasted Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as US secretary of state, saying that she still "doesn’t understand" why she was under FBI investigation" (2018-06-19, presstv.com) [archive.is/AiguD]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Libertarian" Capitalists & "Constitutionalist" constraints against democracy
[alibertarianfuture.com] [fff.org] [mises.org]


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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Dominionist" Capitalism & the "Prosperity Gospel" ideology
Persecution Belief [archive.fo/raPTj]; Ideology [archive.is/rClcp]; Rejection of Christ's teachings [archive.is/VbO5F]


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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
The Military State
[archive.defense.gov/contracts[governmentcontractswon.com]; [airforce.com] "Air, Space, Cyberspace"

* "The Military Industrial Drain" (2018-06-14, by Robert B. Reich, robertreich.org, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley) [archive.is/9zkWN] [begin excerpt]: Since 2001, the Pentagon budget has soared from $456 billion–in today’s dollars–to $700 billion, including the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other national security expenses. All told, when you include spending on the military and war, veterans’ benefits, and homeland security, military-related spending now eats up 67 percent of all federal  discretionary spending.
According to the 2018 Military Balance report by the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the United States already spends more on the military than the next 10 nations combined. Even if the Pentagon budget were cut in half, the United States would still outspend China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea combined.
The military budget has become bloated with waste and abuse. According to the Pentagon’s own internal figures, the department could save at least $125 billion by reducing operational overhead.
Out-of-control defense contractors also drive up spending. In the coming years, cost overruns alone are projected to reach an estimated $484 billion. Meanwhile, the CEOs of the top 5 defense firms took home $97.4 million in compensation last year.
Despite all this, some still argue that military spending is necessary to support good-paying jobs and economic growth. Baloney. America would be much better served by a jobs program that invested in things we really need – like modern roads and highways, better school facilities, public parks, water and sewer systems, and clean energy – not weapons systems. [end excerpt]
* "The Political Economy of the Weapons Industry; Guess Who’s Sleeping With Our Insecurity Blanket?" (by Joan Roelofs, joanroelofs.wordpress.com, Professor Emerita of Political Science, Keene State College, New Hampshire) [archive.is/DF2th]

* "Advocacy Groups urge Senators to Reject Defense Waste" (2018-06-12, press release, via uslaboragainstwar.org) [archive.is/5oGT1], introduction: A slew of advocacy groups are urging senators to oppose NDAA amendments they argue would lead to waste in the defense budget. In a letter, the groups urge senators to oppose amendments to increase funding for the Littoral Combat Ship as well as a Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) amendment to repeal budget sequestration. They also urge senators to support an amendment from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to cut Pentagon funding if the department can't pass an audit by fiscal 2022.
The letter was signed by 11 advocacy groups from across the political spectrum, including Peace Action, FreedomWorks and the Project on Government Oversight.

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Nazis explore an Antisemitic narrative concerning DoD contractor Tesla...
* "Elon Musk Declares His Love for National Socialism as Jews Work to Destroy Tesla" (2018-06-18, dailystormer.name) [archive.is/36i6o]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
Two Party Dictatorship

* "Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering, Keeps Partisan Maps in Place; How a Minority Party Stays in Power" (2018-06-19, whowhatwhy.org) [archive.is/LTd2S], image caption: Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and Associate Justice Elena Kagan wrote a concurring opinion.

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* "Et Tu, Bernie?" (2018-06-17, truthdig.com) [archive.is/QuoxU] [begin excerpt]:
There are two versions of Bernie Sanders. There is the old Bernie Sanders, who mounted a quixotic campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination as a democratic socialist who refused corporate cash and excoriated corporate Democrats. And there is the new Bernie Sanders, who dutifully plays by the party’s rules, courts billionaires, refused to speak out in support of the lawsuit brought against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for rigging the primaries against him and endorses Democratic candidates who espouse the economic and political positions he once denounced.
Sanders’ metamorphosis began in December 2015 when he saw the groundswell of support for his candidacy and thought he could win the nomination. He dropped the fiery, socialist rhetoric that first characterized his campaign—he had given whole speeches on democratic socialism shortly after he announced his candidacy in May 2015. He hired establishment Democratic Party consultants such as Ted Devine, who, ironically, played a role in the creation of the superdelegates that helped fix the nomination victory of Hillary Clinton. He would spend tens of millions of the some $230 million he raised during the campaign on professional consultants. When it was clear he would lose, Sanders and his influential campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, began coordinating closely with the Clinton campaign. By May of 2016, Sanders had muted his criticisms of Clinton and surrendered to the Democratic Party machine. He has been an obedient servant of the party establishment ever since.
Sanders was always problematic. His refusal to condemn imperialism and the war industry—a condemnation central to the message of the socialist leader Eugene V. Debs—meant his socialism was stillborn. It is impossible to be a socialist without being an anti-imperialist. But at least Sanders addressed the reality of social inequality, which the Republican and Democratic establishment pretended did not exist. He returned political discourse to reality. And he restored the good name of socialism.
Weaver and Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, built a de facto alliance in the weeks leading up to the convention. As the convention was about to begin, WikiLeaks exposed the Clinton campaign’s nonaggression pact with the Sanders campaign [https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/47397%23efmAAAAB2]. Many Sanders delegates, by the time they arrived in Philadelphia in July 2016 for the convention, were enraged at the theft and fraud orchestrated by the DNC. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair and the architect of the theft, stepped down. Some DNC staff members were fired.
Sanders delegates were deluged on the eve of the convention with messages from the Sanders campaign to be respectful, not to disrupt the nominating process and to support Clinton, messages that often turned out to have been written by Clinton staffers such as Mook and then sent out under Sanders’ name. Sanders was a dutiful sheepdog, herding his disgruntled supporters into the embrace of the Democratic Party machine.
The scope of fraud in the primaries was breathtaking. Donna Brazile, who took over the DNC after Wasserman Schultz was removed, later revealed the existence of a joint fund-raising agreement among the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.
“The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Clinton would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised,” Brazile wrote. “Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
Sanders, although he knew by September 2016 that the process was rigged, said nothing to his supporters. He was tacitly complicit in the cover-up. It was left to one of the architects of the fraud, Brazile, to reveal the scam. But by then it was too late.
Sanders’ capitulation in the face of the overwhelming evidence of the rigging of the nomination process was political and moral cowardice. He missed his historical moment, one that should have seen him denounce a corrupt, corporate-dominated party elite and walk away to build a third-party candidacy. Sanders will never recover politically. To see the future, he has only to look at the campaign events he held on behalf of Clinton after her nomination. His crowds dwindled from thousands to a few hundred after he endorsed Clinton. Data collected by Harvard Harris Poll charted the downward spiral of his favorability ratings as he became more and more obsequious to the Democratic Party establishment. His 2020 campaign for the presidency will be a pale reflection of 2016. His “political revolution” slogan has been exposed as another empty public relations gimmick. [...]
The Democratic Party elites have been refining the mechanisms and exclusionary rules since the presidential election, along with purging the party of progressives, to ensure that an insurgent candidate like Sanders will never get close to the nomination. Sanders, no doubt, thinks he can overcome these obstacles by being obedient to the party hierarchy. This is a terrible miscalculation.
In state after state, as Gautney details, Sanders was systematically robbed. And he and any other insurgent can expect the same treatment in 2020. Yes, the party formed a tripartite Unity Reform Commission with representatives from the Clinton campaign and the Sanders campaign to review the rules. But the Unity Reform Commission is cosmetic. It cannot make changes to DNC rules, only recommendations, which have to be approved by the rules and bylaws committee and the DNC members. The rules and bylaws committee and the DNC are stacked with lobbyists, consultants, establishment and Clinton loyalists, and people, like Brazile, who rigged the election against Sanders. They retain control over any changes to the rules. The public has no say. There is not one Sanders supporter on the committee. The final recommendations submitted by the commission said nothing about the chief source of corruption that grips the Democratic Party—corporate and billionaire money. It didn’t mention campaign finance reform. Any attempt at reform is meaningless until corporations and billionaires stop bankrolling the party. [end excerpt]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
State Media Watch
Documenting propaganda issued by the monopolist media and members of the state security regime that uphold the economic dictatorship, imperialist wars, and the "New Jim Crow" regime [mediamatters.org] [onlinecensorship.org]

* "Merge or Perish: Telecom giants look to buy into media industry" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Komki]
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Concerning suppression of Nazi social media accounts...
* "Jared Taylor’s Lawsuit Against Twitter Just Won a First Victory" (2018-06-17, dailystormer.name) [archive.is/kdcBS]
* "White nationalist Jared Taylor can sue Twitter for banning him, judge rules" (2018-06-15, theverge.com) [archive.is/zOBlY]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
Artificial Poverty and Starvation
[talkpoverty.org]

* "US Human Rights Report: UN monitor to report on worsening wealth disparity in US" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/gR4iX]
* "A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America" (2017-12-15, Philp Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights) [archive.is/WRn4E]

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* "Why Aren’t More Men Working?" (2018-06-15, nytimes.com) [archive.is/lCg0d]

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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Nations exist alongside the Federal [archive.fo/VXoPR], and State governance [archive.fo/Cz2uF]. Demographic maps: 2000 [archive.fo/nXHXz], 2010 [archive.fo/nKbSA], religion [archive.fo/XArBS]. The New Afrikan nation, and the nation of Nueva Aztlan, each have their own separate sections on this news page.



USA Homeland's resident nations:
Sovereign nations of the "Indian Country", and of traditional lodges.
Map [archive.fo/s4FYb]; News [indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com] [bsnorrell.blogspot.com]



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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Kingdom of Hawai‘i / Occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands
[hawaiiankingdom.org/blog] [facebook.com/KamehamehaVIII]


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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (USA territory) and the Boriqueno nation
[waragainstallpuertoricans.com]


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USA Homeland's resident nations:
American Nation, including the State Sovereignty campaigns, and Dominionist Campaigns. [tenthamendmentcenter.com]


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American Nation:
"Alt-Right" & White American Supremacists
"A Normie’s Guide to the Alt-Right" (2016-08-31, by Andrew Anglin) [archive.is/DyeDG]; News [angrywhitemen.org]



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WORLD FASCISM WATCH 
Documenting the global economic dictatorship



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WORLD FASCISM WATCH
#OPDeathEaters
A study of the personal ideologies and social practices of those who benefit from the global capitalist regime, including illicit trafficking networks and cooperative ventures with government entities. [WorldFascists.blogspot.com]


* "Human smuggling: A six billion dollar industry" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/xEUjr]

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WORLD FASCISM WATCH
Vanguards of European racial supremacy 
Golden Dawn International [golden-dawn-international-newsroom.blogspot.com], European Knights Project [europeanknightsproject.com/category/ekp-news], English Asatru News [englishnews.org/news-central.html], Council of European Canadians [eurocanadian.ca], Albion's People [albionofengland.blogspot.com]. [saxonmessenger.christogenea.org]


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information collected by the exploratory committee towards a 
BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL 
[SolanoPeaceJustice.blogspot.com], for justice, dignity and human rights in accordance with the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (.pdf) [is.gd/TftqGs], and an end to the USA's endless wars, in harmony with Principle 1 & 6 of International Law [archive.fo/tmncz], the 5 protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) [archive.fo/LhUTj], and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [archive.fo/U1Ota].
Peace News [peaceblog.wordpress.com], Costs of War (Brown University) [watson.brown.edu/costsofwar].


* "Transition: From an Offensive to Defensive Posture; What might a demilitarized, defensive form of global security look like and how might we make the transition?" workshop materials (direct link, worldbeyondwar.org, via uslaboragainstwar.org) [archive.is/OpnEz]
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* "Watch the Poor People's Campaign Rally & Action at the U.S. Capitol" (2018-06-18, USLAW Headline News Bulletin #121) [archive.is/nbOzR]:
This week, we confront the distorted moral narrative as a new and unsettling force! In 33 states today, moral witnesses are stepping forward to build a nonviolent army of the poor! TUESDAY, we gather for our weekly #TruthfulTuesday teach-in to more on how systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation. LIVE VIDEO FEED [poorpeoplescampaign.org/live].
* "Resurrection City II evicted from Dupont Circle Park" (2018-06-14, popularresistance.org) [archive.is/DHNWn], image caption: Resurrection City II on Dupont Circle, June 2018.

* "Rebooting Poor People’s Campaign 50 Years Later; The new Poor People's Campaign is preparing for 40 days of non-violent "direct action" in about 30 states that will climax with a rally in Washington this June" (2018-06-15, chicago.suntimes.com) [archive.is/kkrBb]
* "Rev. William J. Barber’s Moral Movement" (2018-06-16, by Wayne Price) [archive.is/MfA0I]
* "Poor People's Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, D.C." (2018-05-14, truthdig.com) [archive.is/Pa430], image caption: The Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, kick off six weeks of nonviolent direct action in Washington, D.C.

* Poor People's Campaign Demands (via uslaboragainstwar.org) [archive.is/Si355], introduction:
A MORAL AGENDA BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS -
Over the past two years, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has reached out to communities in more than 30 states across this nation. We have met with tens of thousands of people, witnessing the strength of their moral courage in trying times. We have gathered testimonies from hundreds of poor people and we have chronicled their demands for a better society. The following moral agenda is drawn from this deep engagement and commitment to these struggles of the poor and dispossessed. It is also grounded in an empirical assessment of how we have come to this point today. The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America report reveals how the evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy and militarism are persistent, pervasive, and perpetuated by a distorted moral narrative that must be challenged.
We must stop attention violence and see the human and economic costs of inequality. We believe that when decent people see the faces and facts that the Souls of Poor Folk Audit presents, they will be moved deeply in their conscience to change things. When confronted with the undeniable truth of unconscionable cruelty to our fellow human beings, we must join the ranks of those who are determined not to rest until justice and equality are a reality for all.

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* "Paul Jay on Trump’s Iran War Agenda and Liberals’ Korea Peace Panic; Paul Jay, Senior Editor of the The Real News, says that Trump’s North Korea diplomacy overshadows both his administration’s war-mongering on Iran and Koreans’ decisive efforts to make peace. Jay also discusses the partisan liberal angst over the prospect of reducing the U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula" (2018-06-13, therealnews.com) [archive.is/Y10vk]
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* "Libya 'Before And After' Photos Go Viral" (2018-06-12, zerohedge.com) [archive.is/LfuKp] [begin excerpt]: A Libyan man who took photos of himself posing at various spots across Beghazi in 2000 has revisited the same locations 18 years later to photograph life under the new "NATO liberated" Libya.
The "before and after" pics showing the utter devastation of post-Gaddafi Libya have gone viral, garnering 50,000 retweets after they were posted to an account that features historical images of Libya under Gaddafi’s rule between 1969 and 2011.
It appears people do still care about Libya even if the political elites in Paris, London, and Washington who destroyed the country have moved on. Though we should recall that British foreign secretary Boris Johnson was caught on tape in a private meeting last year saying Libya was ripe for UK investment, but only after Libyans "clear the dead bodies away" [archive.is/t5cqA].
We previously detailed in "Libya's Slave Auctions And African Genocide: What Hillary Knew" [archive.is/FqJye], how Libya went from being a stable, modernizing secular state to a hellhole of roving jihadist militias, warring rival governments, and open-air slave auctions of captured migrants.
Yet what the viral photos confirm is that Libya was once a place of sprawling hotels, wide and clean city streets, functioning infrastructure, and lively neighborhoods. But these very places are now bullet-ridden ruins rotting amidst the political backdrop of the 'Mad Max' style chaos unleashed immediately after US-NATO's bombing the country into regime change.
Hillary still says that she has no regrets [archive.is/SkxWC] even after Obama timidly voiced a half-hearted and too-little-too-late Libya mea culpa of sorts in 2016 [archive.is/BzMkT].
Though Hillary's beloved Libyan Al Qaeda ..."rebels" — legitimized and empowered through broad support from the West [archive.is/t5cqA] — are now among the very militias hosting slave auctions and fueling the European refugee crisis, she's never so much as hinted that regime change in Libya left the country and much of the region in shambles. Instead, she simply chose to conclude her role in the tragic story of Libya with her crazed and gleeful declaration of "we came, we saw, he died" [archive.is/SZueP]. Regime change enthusiasts everywhere please take note of what your blind jingoism has wrought. [...]
Right up until the eve of NATO's air campaign against the Libyan state, international media outlets understood and acknowledged the country's high human development rankings, though it later became inconvenient to present the empirical data. A February 2011 BBC report is a case in point [archive.is/ORHIm].
The 2011 war and aftermath created a failed state with a once economically independent population now turned largely dependent on foreign aid and relief.
Currently considered to be at "emergency levels" of need, prior to NATO intervention Libya was not even on the Word Food Program's radar, yet is now considered a dire humanitarian disaster zone. [...]
Now, having learned nothing from the horrors that they cheer-led like excitable teenage girls over the past 15 years, these bohemian bombers, these latte-sipping lieutenants, these iPad imperialists are back. This time they’re demanding the invasion of Libya. In the Guardian Ian Birrell brushes aside the eight-year nightmare of Iraq in one sentence – we shouldn’t be “scarred by the foolishness of the Iraq invasion”, he says [archive.is/5MUyq] – as he calls on the international community to spearhead a “rapid intervention” to save the people of Libya. It’s like an “apocalyptic Hollywood film” and there are even “rumours of systematic male rape”, he says, proving once again that there is no situation so bad that it cannot be made to sound even worse by hacks seeking to emotionally blackmail NATO into dropping a couple of tonnes of bombs.
Over at Slate, a headline sums up the outlook of Libya-concerned liberals: “It’s time to intervene” [archive.is/bJ9ye]. Apparently world leaders can send a message to the broader Arab world by getting a grip on the Libyan crisis now. “Before the region descends into protracted civil conflict, the international community has the opportunity, in Libya, to set an important precedent and save thousands of lives in the process.” Meanwhile, a gaggle of human rights groups is calling on the UN and the EU to intervene to “protect Libyan civilians from government killings” [archive.is/tKmlh]. The White Man’s Burden is alive and well, it seems, though it has been thoroughly de-Kiplingised and turned into a super-liberal, PC endeavour. [end excerpt]

* "President Obama: Libya aftermath 'worst mistake' of presidency" (2016-04-11, bbc.com) [archive.is/BzMkT]
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* "US quits ‘biased’ UN Human Rights Council" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/pVpUs]
* "U.S. to pull out of U.N. human rights body: source" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/OOsPC]
* " 'US withdrawal from UNHCR betrayal of constitution' ; The United States' withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) is “foolish” and indicative of Washington's disregard for the welfare of the world’s population, says a political analyst" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/k11f1]
* "UN Human Rights Council: US withdraws from council, citing anti-Israel bias" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/sPmpe]
* "US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias; The United States has announced its withdrawal from the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over what it calls the body’s entrenched bias against Israel" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/cKf6F]
* "UN rights official: New member to be elected to replace US in UNHRC" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/SlTgA]
* "US Withdrawal from UNHRC: UNHRC: Action to be taken accordingly to fill the post" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/h1Nb2]

* "UN Human Rights Council: World expresses regret for US withdrawal" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/zptsZ]
* "China regrets US exit from United Nations Human Rights Council" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/tqJkt]
* "US Quits Human Rights Council: Guterres, Lavrov express disappointment on US leaving UN body" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/VLDWV]

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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL
Justice for Refugees!
* "Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/b35G5]
* "UN report: One in every 304 is a refugee" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/XcWjv]
* "Migration Debate: UN chief says migration is 'inevitable' " (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/4JqOK]
* "World Refugee Day: Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar among largest sources of refugees" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/gUwRL]

* "UN chief urges solidarity, compassion, action in message for World Refugee Day" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Hh3xQ]
* "Refugee crisis needs solution-based approach" (2018-06-19, by Prof. Wei Zhang is Co-Director, Institute for Human Rights at China University of Political Science and Law, via cgtn.com) [archive.is/L7k7F]
* "Can “building a community of a shared future for mankind” alleviate the refugee crisis?" (2018-06-20, by Liang Yong, Associate Professor at Fudan University Law School, via cgtn.com) [archive.is/fMPMa]
* "World Refugee Day: Expert: Locals should show support for refugees" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Wamwh]

* "Refugees: Fleeing a homeland, lost somewhere" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/UnGlM]
* "Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Women, children suffer most from displacement and assault" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/HhNds]
* "Syria Crisis: Syrian refugee waits 18 months for immigration interview, family reunion" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Ge8cL]
* "Stranded in Kuala Lumpur airport, Syrian refugee seeks asylum on Mars" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/3ftIB]
* "World Refugee Day: Millions of people displaced in several crises across Africa" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/K2Eju]
* "World Refugee Day: Nigerian returnee migrant recounts failed journey to Europe" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/v0bhN]

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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL's
NATO Watch
US Has Special Forces in 149 Countries – and Ambassadors in only 144 (as of 2018-03-26) [archive.li/y1nRC]

* "NATO, Germany build up for war against Russia" (2018-06-18, wsws.org) [archive.is/Qi9rh]
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* "Global Partners: Colombia is first Latin American nation to join NATO" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/qsnGS]

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NATO Watch: 
Articles reflecting the views of war planners
(warontherocks.com) [archive.fo/69odf]


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NATO Watch: 
Weapons for a New World Order & the Militarization of Space


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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL's 
NEW COLD WAR NEWS 
Documenting hostile actions by the USA & Allies against the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) & Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) state alliances

* "SCO Summit: A new model for regional cooperation" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/hx51q]

World Cup celebrated the inclusivity of the world in spite of the New Cold War, and established an economic boon to SCO leading member states...
* "World Cup Economy: Chinese video websites scoring big goals" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/I59DA]

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* "Iran and Russia Discuss Transacting in Crypto to Avoid International Sanctions" (2018-05-19, cointelegraph.com) [archive.is/Q4QQI]
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* "The US has become a public enemy of the world" (2018-06-20, by Bullpiano, translated by cgtn.com) [archive.is/IIouk]

* "China-US Trade Conflict: Global markets shaken by White House's $400 bln tariff threat" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/pRCDS]

* "4 Signposts of American Collapse Which Also Occurred in the USSR; 'Having witnessed one collapse, and now witnessing another, the one approach I would definitely not recommend is doing nothing and hoping for the best' " (2018-06-19, by Dmitry Orlov, via russia-insider.com) [archive.is/speAC]


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* "Global Trade Tensions: EU revs up commercial battle with US" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/4wnrm]
* "EU’s counter-tariffs on US products to come into effect on Friday" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/zEVVx]
* "EU to start imposing tariffs on US imports from Friday; The European Union will officially begin imposing tariffs on a range of American products from Friday, a move meant to be in retaliation for Washington’s controversial metal tariffs" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/en1Id]
* "US-EU Trade Tensions: EU retaliates with tariffs on $3.2 billion worth of US goods" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/SD0sH]
* "EU Tariffs: American whiskey being targeted" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Pw5N0]

* "EU companies show enduring confidence in China" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/vXgdQ]
* "China-EU Economic Ties: Confidence of EU businesses in China remains strong" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/OtHXM]


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlinePeople's Republic of China (SCO leading member)

* "MOFA: China urges US to return to rationality" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/kLDNb]
* "China-US Trade friction: Foreign Ministry urges US to cease damaging moves" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/qUhEz]
* "China to adopt strong countermeasures if US imposes additional tariffs on Chinese goods" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/W3n8u]
* "Trump just raised the stakes in the trade war; China would follow" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/FTt4s]
* "Trump has bet US public interests on US-China trade gamble" (2018-06-20, Global Times, translated by cgtn.com) [archive.is/1VvyN]
* "China-US Trade Conflict: Trump drives up numbers in escalating tariff battle" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/cSmCC]

* "China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million" (2018-06-15, desmoinesregister.com) [archive.is/kEe2V]
* "China-US Trade Friction: Commerce ministry criticizes American policies" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/XBLP9]
* "China-US Trade Tensions: Beijing: US being temperamental over bilateral trade issues" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/z3Lsb]

* "US Senate votes to reimpose ban on China's ZTE" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/3UOlm]

* "Who’s Winning Global Dominance?" (2018-06-22, whowhatwhy.org) [archive.is/SlGpQ]: While President Trump wants to dominate space [archive.is/8gzbv], China is quietly winning the race to dominate global technology industries [archive.is/vOm0R]. On a list of startup companies with valuations over $1 billion, 26 of the top 50 entries are Chinese.
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Peace through Trade!

* "Driving Chinese Innovation: Chinese startups in Silicon Valley seek ties with US counterparts" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/vIwAP]
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Updates on Taiwan Province and its associated territories
Political status of Taiwan [archive.is/OJxrL], whose question originates from the Peace Treaty of San Francisco, 1945, which states the USA as the Principle Occupying Power [is.gd/13HzLx] over Taiwan.


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineFederation of Russia (EEU & SCO leading member)

* "Trump's America Continues With Petty Insults Against Russia; And it's going to cost it once it finally decides to sit down and talk" (2018-06-19, russia-insider.com) [archive.is/0nQ5w]

* "Despite 'New, Tough Sanctions', US Takes Delivery Of Russian Rocket Engines" (2018-06-17, zerohedge.com) [archive.is/k9MT6]

* "Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/gIMsk]
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* "The Myths We Tell Ourselves" (2018-06-18, Michael Krieger) [archive.is/td7oo] [begin excerpt]: First, there’s the now infamous text exchange between between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. The following excerpt is from the Executive Summary of the IG report [justice.gov/file/1071991/download]:
"We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations. Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review. Nonetheless, when one senior FBI official, Strzok, who was helping to lead the Russia investigation at the time, conveys in a text message to another senior FBI official, Page, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it” in response to her question “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”, it is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
This isn’t merely an expression of bias from some low-level agent, these are the words of a very senior employee of the FBI (who played a leading role in the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe) implying that he, and presumably others, were willing to interfere in the political process to ensure Trump wouldn’t become president.
Things get even more interesting when you take a look at some additional texts between Strzok and Page highlighted in the IG report:


There are two key takeaways from the Strzok-Page texts. First, we see that the lead FBI investigator on both the Clinton email and then the Russia probe expressed a willingness to act in order to prevent Trump from becoming president. Second, we see that this same person also expressed enormous contempt for Bernie Sanders as well as Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. This is something both Sanders and Trump supporters understand all too well.
Namely, that there’s a very powerful and well connected contingent of rabid Hillary Clinton obsessives who would basically do anything, including lie, steal and cheat in order to ensure her place on the iron throne. Sanders supporters saw it crystal clear during the rigged Democratic primary, and everyone else saw it during the general election with the unabashed media bias. We saw it again post-election with the emergence of an endless series of unhinged Russia collaboration accusations and narratives.
Simply put, this subset of crazed Clinton ideologues don’t believe in the will of the people. They decided it was Clinton’s turn and anyone who stood in her way had to be stopped. This is why Clinton cultists showed nearly as much intense hatred for Sanders as they did Trump. These sorts genuinely feel they’re more qualified to decide on who should be president than the average voting pleb, and they predetermined that Hillary was the correct choice. The Strzok-Page texts proved what many of us had already assumed. That such people not only hold positions at the highest levels of our three-letter agencies, but they’d be willing to take action (according to Strzok’s own words) to ensure their desired political outcome is realized. [end excerpt]

* "Did the NRA launder Russian money to help Trump win the 2016 Presidential election? Prominent Members in Putin’s Circle Met With Trump’s Presidential Campaign" (2018-06-19, whowhatwhy.org) [is.gd/Jo8iaa]

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NEW COLD WAR Frontline: The People's Republics of Donetsk & Lunghask in the Donbass region


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineThe ALBA states
Documenting hostile actions by USA, NATO & Allies against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Republic of Cuba, Nicaragua, the people of Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Brazil, and Latin America!


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The ALBA states: Republic of Cuba


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The ALBA states: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela



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The ALBA states: Republic of Nicaragua


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineDemocratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
[ncnk.org]; "History of U.S. Sabotage of Korean Peace and Reunification" (2001) [archive.fo/hyFlf]

* Full text of Trump-Kim signed statement (2018-06-12, via cnn.com) [archive.is/UrJa2]
* "Never Call Kim Jong Un Crazy Again After the Singapore summit, it isn't just wrong to say the North Korean leader is irrational — it's dangerous" (2018-06-14, foreignpolicy.com) [archive.is/ukbZ8]
* "Dems rip Trump concessions, 'embarrassing' rhetoric with Kim" (2018-06-12, thehill.com) [archive.is/bi070]
* "Donald Trump's North Korea summit was just the beginning — now comes hard diplomacy; President Trump and Kim Jong Un's Singapore summit marks the beginning of a years-long process of North Korean denuclearization" (2018-06-12, usatoday.com) [archive.is/SrTrz]
* "Can North Korea Believe Trump’s Promises? The United States has a history of not keeping its word. U.S. just withdrew from the Iran agreement, so why would the North Koreans believe the U.S. asks Tom Collina of the Ploughshares Fund" (2018-06-12, therealnews.com) [archive.is/m8hDF]
* "North Korea Issue is Not De-nuclearization But De-Colonization" (2018-06-15, by Ajamu Baraka) [archive.is/dZwFA]
* "Kim Jong Un in Beijing: DPRK's key economic figures" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/qJ2nQ]: Economic development weighs high on Kim's agenda. Now let's take a look at some key figures in the economy of the DPRK. We will have more discussion after this. Watch (direct link) [is.gd/8oAFek].
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: South Korean delegation visits Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/4FTSy]: Our correspondent Shane Hahm is in Seoul with more on the delegation's trip. Watch (direct link) [is.gd/ij7iAC].

* "If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim; Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump" (2018-0-13, foreignpolicy.com) [archive.is/GcUUv]
* " 'In Trump’s Madness, There’s Opportunity in Korea' ; Bruce Cumings on the reasons for optimism about peace in Korea" (2018-06-14, thenation.com) [archive.is/GOm3d]
* "Korea Summit In Singapore" (2018-06-12, statement from the International Peace Bureau, ipb.org) [archive.is/oIRQS]
* "On Eve of Korea Summit, US Conference of Mayors Urges President Trump to 'Patiently and Diligently Work with North and South Korea for a Formal Resolution of the Korean War and Normalized Relations with a Denuclearized Korean Peninsula' " (Mayors for Peace) [archive.is/tWaUl]
* "Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy in the Trump Era" (2018-06-20, truthout.org) [archive.is/GGoyo], commentary almost entirely about the DPRK and RoK rapprochement.

* "One week after Trump-Kim summit: Progress made, gaps remain" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/GLTOq]
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: ROK says expects to see 'concrete action' by DPRK to denuclearize" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/gaWth]
* "Sanctions on North Korea to remain until full denuclearization: South Korea; South Korea says sanctions against North Korea will not be lifted until Pyongyang provides concerned parties such as Seoul with firm guarantees that “complete denuclearization” takes place on the Korean Peninsula" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/jx9nl]
* "Moon: DPRK's action plan, US reciprocal measures to be needed for denuclearization" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/1gR1K]

* "US, S. Korea agree to suspend joint military exercises" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/qZQof]
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Seoul and Washington to suspend plans for annual Aug. drills" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/nS0W1]: As Kim visits China, Seoul and Washington are calling off upcoming military drills as part of renewed efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
NOH KYU-DUK SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN "The governments of South Korea and China share the same strategic goal of completely denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Also, our government hopes China will play a constructive role in resolving this problem. We hope Chairman Kim Jong Un's visit will contribute to that."
Seoul and Washington announced they were suspending the annual August exercises on Monday. Despite that, South Korea insists that it expects the DPRK to take concrete steps to denuclearize in exchange for security guarantees.
KANG KYUNG-WHA SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER "The troop suspension, the drill suspension is a joint decision between the United States and South Korean military authorities. I think we've made it clear that this is a goodwill gesture to strengthen the dialogue momentum at this point. But they are not irreversible. They could quickly come back should we see the dialogue momentum losing speed, or the DPRK not living up to its denuclearization commitment."
* "S.Korea navy vessel explodes off southern coast, killing one" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/3hAJy]

* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: DPRK returns remains of 200 US troops missing in Korean War" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/EMkHt]

* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: S. Korean Red Cross officials to meet with DPRK representatives" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/Bnn38]
* "North-South Family Reunion: Separated Korean families hope to reunite with loved ones" (2018-06-22, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/K806a]

* "Xi Jinping hails China-DPRK ties in talks with Kim Jong Un" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/IWaHf]


* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: DPRK leader pays third visit to China this year" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/QHRkE]: Our reporter Zhao Yunfei has more about Kim's previous two visits to Beijing and China's role in building peace.
"If you look at the timing of Kim's visit, the first was an icebreaker. The second came after the historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border village of Panmunjom. And this visit, which is the third, comes after Kim met US President Donald Trump in Singapore. The frequency of his visits has not only showed Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearization, but also indicates that China is playing a key role in promoting regional peace and stability. China has taken some de facto actions to support a political solution to the Korean Peninsula crisis. For example, at the request of the DPRK, a Chinese airline provided relevant services for its delegation's trip to Singapore. Just as the Chinese Foreign Ministry earlier said, the country is willing to accommodate Pyongyang's reasonable security concerns."
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Leaders of China, DPRK meet for third time this year" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/U87qP]
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Chinese President Xi Jinping meets DPRK leader Kim Jong Un" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/AtyoV]
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Chinese President Xi Jinping meets DPRK leader Kim Jong Un" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/gLHwh] [begin excerpt]: The Chinese President hails it a history-making move. Xi says the DPRK will now embark on a new journey focused on economic development. China will share its own experiences and work with the DPRK to build both countries' socialist causes.
GENG SHUANG CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON "China is supportive of the DPRK's efforts to grow its economy and improve its people's livelihoods. We support the DPRK's pursuit of the path of development that suits its own conditions." [end excerpt]

* "Kim Jong Un in Beijing: Singapore meeting, economy high on agenda" (2018-06-20, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/RReFS]
* "Xi Jinping urges DPRK, US to carry out Singapore summit results" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/jvczz]
* "Seoul says S. Korea, China share 'complete denuclearization' goal" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/4Bdlv]
* "China to play important role on peace of Korean Peninsula: S. Korean foreign minister" (2018-06-20, cgtn.com) [archive.is/bTuSv]
* "The key to DPRK's diplomatic gambit: China" (2018-06-20, by Wen Yang, senior fellow at the China Institute in Fudan University, via cgtn.com) [archive.is/h2o4h]

* "DPRK leader says he wants to maintain high-level contacts with Russia: Kremlin aide" (2018-06-19, cgtn.com) [archive.is/ljdrQ]
* "Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: South Korean leader first to make state visit to Russia in 19 years" (2018-06-21, broadcast transcript, cgtn.com) [archive.is/GsdjY]

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NEW COLD WAR Frontline: Arab Republic of Syria (EEU Affiliate)


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineIslamic Republic of Iran (EEU Member)

* "Preserving JCPOA key to global security: UN chief; United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has underlined the need for keeping the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in place despite the US’s withdrawal, saying the multinational accord is key to ensuring global security" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/CM1UU], image caption: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (1st L) holds talks with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in Oslo, Norway, June 19, 2018.


* "Norway supports EU efforts to safeguard Iran nuclear deal; The Norwegian Foreign Ministry says Oslo supports efforts by the European Union to safeguard the Iran nuclear deal, amid the bloc's promises that it will protect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal from it" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/rB8jM], image caption: Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, (C) is pictured during a meeting with the Norwegian foreign minister in Oslo on June 20, 2018.


* "Swiss rail company Matisa defies US with Iran deal; Iran's state rail company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland’s rail tracks maintenance machines manufacturer Matisa for obsolescence management, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/BfC52]

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NEW COLD WAR Frontline: Jurisdiction of Yemen 

* "US Congressmembers: Stop ‘Famine-Triggering Attack’ on Yemen’s Port City Hodeida, Which Could Starve Millions" (2018-06-13, by Ben Norton, therealnews.com) [archive.is/IcWwB]
* "Catastrophic US-Saudi-UAE Attack on Yemen Port City Hodeida Could Trigger Mass Famine; The UN warns millions of Yemenis could starve as US-backed Saudi and Emirati forces attack Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with Medea Benjamin, who is campaigning to try to end the cataclysmic war" (2018-06-16, therealnews.com) [archive.is/SL2ra]
* "US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen's New Cholera Treatment Center, After Unleashing World's Largest Outbreak; The US-backed Saudi/Emirati coalition bombed a newly constructed cholera treatment center in Yemen run by MSF. This air attack comes after the impoverished country suffered through the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history" (2018-06-16, by Ben Norton) [archive.is/d6eZ7]

* " ‘Bloody Yemen raid betrays evil nature of world bullies’ ; Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has deplored the Saudi-led military offensive to seize Yemen’s lifeline port, saying the US-backed assault is yet another indicator of the evil nature of bullying powers" (2018-06-20, presstv.com) [archive.is/MFnht]

* " 'It Took Us Over a Week to Find All the Body Parts' " (2018-06-19, theintercept.com) [archive.is/O9GSA] [begin excerpt]: Al-Raqah isn’t on most maps; it’s no more than a blip on a hillside two and a half hours from the city of Hajjah, and over an hour from any paved road. To get to Al-Raqah, one follows a rocky and nearly dry river bed, and the directions offered by locals. There are few vehicles around, other than the occasional motorcycle; anything more would break down on the rough path. This is a place for farmers, not fighters.
Yet for some reason, the wedding of Yahya Ja’afar and his bride Fatum Allam came into the sights of the 10-country coalition led by Saudi Arabia that has waged a devastating, three-year war in Yemen.
The coalition’s aim is to subdue the Houthis, a politico-religious group in Yemen that took over the government and ousted its Saudi-allied president in 2014. The coalition, supported by the U.S. military with refueling, munitions, and targeting information, has ruthlessly bombarded the country. This week, the coalition invaded the Houthi-controlled port city of Hodeidah, an attack which many fear will result in a humanitarian disaster. In all, more than 5,000 civilians have been killed in the war, the majority of them in coalition airstrikes, according to the United Nations. Saudi Arabia has drawn widespread condemnation and accusations of war crimes for hitting civilian targets like homes, schools, markets, hospitals — and weddings. [end excerpt]

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