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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trump Family

Those who know and have studied Donald Trump Sr. and the grown children running his empire while he’s president—Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric—say the family is guided by their father’s creed of winning at all costs and never admitting mistakes.
For weeks now, the Trump administration and its supporters have been working diligently to dismiss the allegations as a distraction, but the People cover could prove to be a turning point and eve more evidence that the scandal’s gravity is being felt far beyond the field of political punditry. In other words, Russian collusion is a serious issue that needs to be addressed–instead it is being brushed under the rug like Trumpsters tend to do.

Paul Congemi racist candidate for Mayor of Tampa Florida

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RSN: Charles Pierce | You Can Draw a Straight Line From the 2000 Recount to 2016 Voter Suppression

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George W. Bush and Al Gore. (photo: Getty)
Charles Pierce, Esquire
Pierce writes: "Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could see a church by daylight. In his dissent in the case of Bush v. Gore, Stevens saw through the obfuscation and the tinpot legalese of that egregious miscarriage of justice and into the future. What he saw did not make him optimistic."
Sessions Says He Doesn't Plan to Quit After Trump Disparages Him 
Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, The Boston Globe
Excerpt: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. political campaign."

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Trump Sets Stage for Sessions Resignation, Mueller Firing 
Donald Trump speaks at Jeff Sessions swearing in as US Attorney General. (photo: Getty) 
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Excerpt: "President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation." 
Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer 
Dana Farrington, NPR 
Farrington writes: "Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix says. McCain, 80, underwent surgery for a blood clot on July 14." 
Repealing Obamacare Alone Would Leave 32 Million More Uninsured: CBO 
Yasmeen Abutaleb and Richard Cowan, Reuters 
Excerpt: "Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is scrapped without an alternative in place, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday, while 17 million would become uninsured next year alone." 
Supreme Court Refuses to Overrule Hawaii Travel Ban Decision 
Adam Liptak, The New York Times 
Liptak writes: "The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily upheld broad restrictions against refugees entering the United States but allowed grandparents and other relatives of American residents to come while legal challenges to the Trump administration's travel ban move forward." 
Donald Trump Jr and Paul Manafort to Testify Before Congress About Russia 
Ben Jacobs, Guardian UK 
Jacob writes: "Donald Trump Jr, along with the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are scheduled to testify publicly before Congress on 26 July." 
Inside the Legislative Fight for the Rights of Incarcerated Women 
Christina Cauterucci, Slate 
Cauterucci writes: "Last week, along with fellow Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Dick Durbin, Harris introduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, an ambitious bill that would enact much-needed reforms in the treatment of women in federal prisons." 
David Suzuki | Straws Suck 
David Suzuki, EcoWatch 
Suzuki writes: "Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary." 

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It's clear from hysteria generated y the Overweight Bully in irrational tweetie rants that too many misguided folks readily accept the HYSTERIA.

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By Linda S. Heard
Most responsible rational state actors would shudder when warned by the mighty United States to quit its nuclear weapons programme and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing or risk being attacked. However, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is neither responsible nor rational.

By Eric Zuesse
Alliances between nations are military. Without being military, they would be nothing at all. Trade agreements don’t require alliances. World War I wouldn’t have occurred if there had not been alliances—it was built upon alliances. It was not built on trade agreements. It wasn’t even built on trading-blocs.

By Margaret Kimberley
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, has the right to test and develop as many weapons as it likes. It doesn’t need another country’s permission to enhance its arsenal and, given America’s history of aggression, it is wise to do so. Any country deemed an enemy of the United States that doesn’t have a strong defense is in danger of ending up like Iraq or Libya, invaded or destroyed by other means. Tell Speaker Ryan: Barbara Lee's AUMF repeal deserves a vote


Last Tuesday night, in the middle of the night, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took unilateral action to pull Congresswoman Barbara Lee's bipartisan bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force from the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill.

Here's the truth: We have troops in Iraq and Syria who were in diapers when the original AUMF was passed in 2001. Congress must do its Constitutional duty and have a new debate about the use of our troops in operations that could never have been foreseen in 2001.

It is unconscionable that Speaker Ryan has decided to block this bipartisan effort. Our men and women who put their lives in the line for America deserve so much more. They deserve the Speaker of the House of Representatives to do his job.

Sign VoteVets petition calling on Speaker Ryan to allow debate and vote on Congresswoman Barbara Lee's bipartisan bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

Frankly, this is the kind of debate that the founders intended - because war powers to rest with the Congress, not the President, and not the Department of Defense. It's time to allow a debate and vote on where and when the President is authorized to put troops in harm's way.

All my best,
Will Fischer 
Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations 


CounterCurrents: Lynching To Power

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Do governments lie? Ugo Bardi has been asking this question again and again with respect to Climate Change. Drawing parallel to WW II scenario in Italy, he says they do. But this time, it would as calamitous or even more calamitous than WW II. David Anderson in his article "Homo Economicus We Have All Become" also warns the same. 

Irfan Engineer draws attention the growing lynching epidemic in South Asia and asks us all to speak up. 

Sally Dugman in her article "Abundance: Gifting It Forward" turns our attention to the importance of a gift culture based on Commons. 

K. P Sasi's cartoons series continues. 

Also more stories from around the world. 

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When Governments Operate In “Cheating Mode”: Italy During WWII
by Ugo Bardi 

As the threat of climate change becomes clearer, the elites may discover that nobody can survive in an uninhabitable planet. Then, they may finally decide to try to do something to save the ecosystem from which we all depend. Unfortunately, when that time arrives it may well be too late.

Homo Economicus We Have All Become
by David Anderson 

The viability of Planet Earth to sustain human civilization in its present form is now being questioned. We are heading toward a cliff. The fall will not just be painful; it could spell the end of Homo sapiens.

Does Renewables Hold The Answer To Rural?  
by Deepak John 

There is a clear policy bias towards grid extension rather than on off-grid model as preferred mode of electrification[9]. Consequently, the government has been reluctant to heavily invest in off-grid options for rural electrification, barring remote villages. This adverse policy environment is hindering the growth of an ecosystem that is essential for developing off-grid villages in remote areas. Developing an off-grid village should not be seen as costly and complex exercise but rather also account for its extended socio-economic benefits in terms of women empowerment, enhancing organizational capacity of rural masses and social dignity.

Abundance: Gifting It Forward
by Sally Dugman 

With their abundance of food, restaurants should be doing this Miss Prince action across all nations in my opinion. If you, as a restaurant owner, have some excess money – why not use it to buy and prepare a little extra food to help others in less fortunate circumstances through no fault of their own? … Even if they are at fault, why not do it, anyway?

The Story Behind The Jerusalem Attack
by Dr Ramzy Baroud 

More violence is likely to follow. Palestinians, who are dying without much media coverage, are desperate and angry as their holy city is crumbling under the heavy boots of soldiers, amid international silence and unconditional US support for the Israeli government.

Curbing Participation: The US Congress and Yemen
by Dr Binoy Kampmark  

This remains a conflict without end, violent in its circularity and contradictions. The one group that can truly be said to have done well in amidst the slaughter and disease is al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Their existence remains a siren call for the next haphazard US mission.

Lynching To Power
by Irfan Engineer 

Resisting lynch mobs and speaking against them is not only in the interest of minorities directly threatened but also in the interest of society in general and democracy in particular. The majority will have to break their silence and be vocal against all forms of violence.

India Now!

A political cartoon by K P Sasi

Rally For Pluralist India In Canada

Progressive South Asians in the Vancouver area came together recently in Surrey to form “Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI)” to raise our voice in solidarity with the resistance in India. We invite everyone to join us for a rally at the Surrey City Hall plaza next to the Surrey Central Library on Sunday, July 30 at 5 pm.

Education: A Privilege of the Rich in the Third World
by Nauman Sadiq 

Equality of opportunity, which is the fundamental axiom of the modern egalitarian worldview, is directly linked to the equality of education, or at least, the equality of educational opportunities. In the capitalist neoliberal societies of the Third World, however, only the children of the upper classes get proper education which is essential for upward social mobility, while the children of the masses get barely sufficient education which might be enough for becoming clerks and technicians, but as far as one’s cognitive abilities and critical faculties are concerned, their optimal potential is not realized.

Oh God! I Thank Them
by Bhuwan Thapaliya 

Proud, very proud I am now, I shall be telling
my kids and my grandkids, with a silken smile
on my face, somewhere in time, that
I built a house out of the broken bricks,
they had hurled at me…..they had hurled at me.

Dragon On Our Doorstep
by Abdul Majid Zargar 

‘Let alone China, India cannot win a war  against Pakistan. And this has nothing to do with possession of nuclear weapons-the roles of nuclear & conventional weapons are separate in the war planning of India, China and Pakistan.” These are the first three lines taken from ‘Prologue, of  the recently published book ‘Dragon on our doorstep’ by Pravin Sawhney & Gazala Wahab. The book has assumed extraordinary significance in view of the stand-off between China & India at Dhoklam plateau-a disputed territory between China & Bhutan where India has strategic interests. 

Kargil Helicopter Service
by Mohammad Ashraf 

Helicopter service to Kargil has been overdue but the real requirement is a regular civilian air connection to the area pending for decades which could put it on the World Tourism Map!

Trading Away Health And Access To Affordable Medicines – RCEP

Next week, Hyderabad is set to host the 19th round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) from July 24 to 28, a regional trade agreement between India, the ten member states of the ASEAN and, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, and Republic of Korea. This trade deal threatens to undermine the ability of some of the world’s poorest people to get access to good quality medicines at cheap and affordable prices.