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Greece News - July 6, 2015


Greece says 'NO' to European bailout, final tally is 61 percent to 39 of voters - Talk Radio News Service


Greek PM Tsipras says Athens ready to return to negotiating table reaching a 'viable solution' with Europe - Reuters


VIDEO: Greek PM Tsipras: Athens ready to talk with Europe - YouTube


PM Tsipras demands creditors forgive a third of the Greece debt and allow delayed repayments for the rest - thestandard.com.hk


The issue of our debt will now be on the negotiating table, in light of the IMF's recent report on its sustainability - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter


Our immediate priority is to restore our banking system's functioning & economic stability - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter


Varoufakis says Greek 'No' is a big Yes to democratic Europe, extends a "hand of cooperation" to its EU-IMF creditors - The Economic Times


VIDEO (English Subtitles): Varoufakis says Greece to seek common ground with European partners after ‘No’ victory, calls for debt restructuring  - News Bridgeward


Greece finance minister considers IOU currency after NO to EU Demands, reiterates that this is not a prelude to Grexit but a legal action within the monetary union - GreekReporter.com


Scenes of joy as Greece's 'No' voters celebrate victory - Channel NewsAsia


In Rural Greece, 'No' Vote Cheered - WSJ


VIDEO: Greece 'No' camp celebrates victory - YouTube


PHOTOS: Greece reacts to austerity referendum results - 9news.com.au


In Its Worst Hour, Greece Overtakes Italy as Top Destination for Refugees - Bloomberg Business

 

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In A Phone Conversation Merkel, Hollande Agree That Results of Greek Referendum Should Be Respected - Sputnik International


Eurozone summit on Greece confirmed for Tuesday: Tusk - Business Standard News


European Commission 'respects' Greece result: statement - focus-fen.net


Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem issues terse statement calling Greece's 'No' vote 'very regrettable for the future of Greece - Business Insider


European Leaders Look to Chart Path Following Greek Vote - WSJ


Euro Falls as Greece Votes 'No' to Bailout Package - NBC News


TABLE: List of creditors and official exposure to Greece by country and type - Barclays


Eurozone Central Bank Now Controls Destiny of Greece’s Battered Banks - The New York Times


ECB seen keeping reduced lifeline for Greek banks after vote: sources - Yahoo Finance UK


Greek banks desperate for emergency loans after voters reject bailout - The Globe and Mail


Greek banks will not open on Monday and ATM limits will be reduced - Business Insider


Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece calling for substantial debt relief - Reuters

 

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The 51-Day Genocide

Max Blumenthal's latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, tells a powerful story powerfully well. I can think of a few other terms that accurately characterize the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza in addition to "war," among them: occupation, murder-spree, and genocide. Each serves a different valuable purpose. Each is correct.

The images people bring to mind with the term "war," universally outdated, are grotesquely outdated in a case like this one. There is no pair of armies on a battlefield. There is no battlefield. There is no aim to conquer, dispossess, or rob. The people of Gaza are already pre-defeated, conquered, imprisoned, and under siege -- permanently overseen by military drones and remote-control machine-guns atop prison-camp walls. In dropping bombs on houses, the Israeli government is not trying to defeat another army on a battlefield, is not trying to gain possession of territory, is not trying to steal resources from a foreign power, and is not trying to hold off a foreign army's attempt to conquer Israel.

Yes, of course, Israel ultimately wants Gaza's land incorporated into Israel, but not with non-Jewish people living on it. (Eighty percent of Gaza's residents are refugees from Israel, families ethnically cleansed in 1947-1948.) Yes, of course, Israel wants the fossil fuels off the Gazan coast. But it already has them. No, the immediate goal of the Israeli war on Gaza last year, like the one two years before, and like the one four years before that, would perfectly fit a name like "The 51 Day Genocide." The purpose was to kill. The end was nothing other than the means.

What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?

Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States?

Israel Still Not Held to Account For Deliberate Attack on USS Liberty

 

 


Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

 

 

Editor Note: During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli warplanes and warships tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 of the spy ship’s crew. Afterwards, U.S. and Israeli officials excused the attack as an unfortunate mistake and covered up evidence of willful murder, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

By Ray McGovern

Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics and politicians has been so powerful for so many decades that this obvious reality is routinely denied, a collective gagging of the truth that is itself a measure of how strong the Israeli grip is.

A pariah in his home state: Storm Smashes Chris Christie’s Presidential Candidacy

By Linn Washington, Jr.

 

If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has any chance of gaining traction in his bid to become the 2016 Republican candidate for president he has to maintain support in suburban communities like East Greenwich Township, a small, predominately white, upper middle income area located about fifty miles south of Trenton, NJ’s capital city.

Greece News - July 3, 2015


Tsipras says Greece seeks ‘realistic solution’ and not to split from the Eurozone, predicts new deal within 48 hours of referendum - Irish Times


VIDEO: Tsipras says after Sunday referendum a 'no' vote would help Greece achieve more generous deal - The Guardian


Greek prime minister won't resign if Greeks vote 'yes' at referendum - morningstar.com


Greek PM Tsipras: Creditor deal will go to parliament if Greeks vote YES - Holger Zschaepitz on Twitter


Dijsselbloem: Greek 'no' risks place in euro zone, voters should not expect to get better terms by voting against the creditors - Reuters


Dijsselbloem’s Letter to Greek PM Tsipras: "EU Cannot Offer Further Assistance to Greece Until Referendum Result - GreekReporter.com


VIDEO: Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem: "We will simply await now the outcome of the referendum on Sunday" - YouTube


ECB extends freeze on emergency Greece funds - POLITICO


ECB's Bonnici says ECB liquidity for Greece linked to referendum result - Reuters


Greek Banks Limp Until Vote in Hope for ECB Salvation on Monday - Bloomberg Business


Greek banks down to €500m in cash reserves as economy crashes - Telegraph


What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system? - thejournal.ie


Greeks will have to lift retirement age to 67 - SMH


ECB's Draghi defends Greek pension reforms, says to be progressive and mostly applied to pensions above 1,000 euros - Reuters


VIDEO: Greece crisis: Police use tear gas to keep protesters from EU offices - Telegraph

 

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I.M.F. Says Greece Debt Is Unsustainable and Requires Writedown, but Blames Government Lapses - The New York Times


IMF: Greece needs 30 percent of its debt to be written off and a bailout package worth €51.9 billion over the next three years - euobserver.com


REPORT: Greece: Preliminary Draft Debt Sustainability Analysis - IMF


Nine Key Questions on Greece - IMF


Leaked Troika Documents: Greece Wouldn't Make it Even By 2030 - WBP Online


"Without debt restructuring, no program will be viable” - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter


Greek Finance Minister: Negotiations have stalled because Greece’s creditors refused to reduce our un-payable public debt - Yanis Varoufakis

 

Call intercepted by NSA and circulated by Wikileaks to media: Merkel admitted in 2011 Greek debt unsustainable - irishtimes.com


Moody's cuts Greece's ratings after default, following Fitch and S&P - Reuters


S&P says Greek GDP would fall by 20% after Grexit - FT.com


REPORT: The Credit Impact Of A Grexit - Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal


Greece Votes: What Happens If It Leaves Eurozone? - WSJ


Think Greece is better off ditching the euro? Read this first - Quartz


Greek crisis: European Central banks prepare for worst - CNN 


How Greece could pull fragile Europe back into recession - City A.M.


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Tomgram: Engelhardt, What Happened to War?

 [Note to TomDispatch Readers: The next piece at this site will be posted on Tuesday, July 7th.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - July 2, 2015


Emails Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department have been retroactively classified - The Daily Caller


State Department parries queries on Hillary Clinton emails which have been classified - POLITICO


VIDEO: Press Conference of State Department Spokesman John Kirby on Hillary Clinton Emails - C-SPAN.org


VIDEO: Hillary for America spokeswoman Finney Claims Clinton Had No Classified Info on Private Server - Washington Free Beacon


State Department asserts privilege against Benghazi committee withholding "a small number" of documents - Washington Examiner


Text of State Dept letter to Benghazi committee chairman Gowdy, amounting to a de facto claim of executive privilege - democrats.benghazi


GOP: Hillary emails just the tip of the iceberg, we will never get full disclosure until Hillary Clinton releases her secret server for an independent investigation - The Daily Caller


Admission of Hillary's classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers - Washington Times


Blumenthal's State Dept. role went far beyond Libya - WashingtonExaminer.com


Hillary’s E-mails Reveal Sid Blumenthal as a Shadow Employee - National Review Online


Clinton Foundation, State Dept. teamed up for foreign event orchestrated by Blumenthal - WashingtonExaminer.com


Blumenthal Urged Hillary Clinton to Lobby for Tony Blair's Bid for European President, Emails Show | VICE News


Lobbying for African energy company, Joe Wilson, through Sidney Blumenthal, calls on Hillary Clinton - WashingtonExaminer.com


Emails Show Hillary’s State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video - Washington Free Beacon


Emails suggest Hillary helped Clinton Foundation donors - WashingtonExaminer.com


Emails reveal Cherie Blair helped Qatari royal gain access to Hillary Clinton - Telegraph


Read the Second Batch of Hillary Clinton's Released Emails - US News


Double trouble? IRS lawyer now heads Clinton email production, Republican Benghazi investigators suspicious that top lawyer is slow-walking document release - POLITICO


Clinton’s new video: Benghazi panel a 'charade’ (VIDEO) - TheHill


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Hillary Clinton Raises Record $45 Million in First Quarter of Campaign - Bloomberg Politics


POLL: Bush, Trump rising for GOP, but both trail Clinton - CNNPolitics.com


POLL: Democratic turnout a 2016 risk factor, voters doubt presidential contenders can deliver reforms from Washington - RealClearPolitics


University Pays Chelsea Clinton $65,000 for Ten-Minute Speech, 20-minute Q and A, and a 30-minute session posing for pictures - breitbart.com


Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Planner to Host Hillary Fundraiser, Clinton donor received taxpayer money planning parties for State Department - Washington Free Beacon


Senator Demands Top Cop Lynch Look Into Clinton Ties to Shady Uranium Deal - The Weekly Standard


Wall Street analyst: Univision owner’s wife ‘liable in Clinton Foundation fraud’ - WND


VIDEO: Young Americans Shocked to Learn of Hillary’s Multiple Mansions - Alex Jones’ Infowars


Andrew Napolitano: Hillary’s secret war arming rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries - WND


Hillary’s advisers secretly pushed her to be more hawkish than Obama on Afghanistan - Business Insider

 

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Hillary Clinton State Dept Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat; Lobbyist Gets Job

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

The U.S. State Department released a batch of 3,000 searchable documents formerly stored on the private hard drive and in a private email account of Democratic Party presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Among them: a fully redacted job description for State Department International Energy Coordinator/Diplomat-At-Large.

Guns and the Godly

Where do American Christians stand on guns and gun-related violence? 

TSA snoops in passenger’s bag, finds money, calls DEA to take it

From the Washington Post comes this story of not only another instance of TSA abuse, but the TSA's bragging about said abuse.


Iraqi Voices Are Screaming from Far Away

Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their liberating and democracy-spreading in 2008, and during the Arab Spring of 2011 and the years that followed, nonviolent Iraqi protest movements grew again, working for change, including the overthrow of their new Green Zone dictator. He would eventually step down, but not before imprisoning, torturing, and murdering activists -- with U.S. weapons, of course.

There have been and are Iraqi movements for women's rights, labor rights, to stop dam construction on the Tigris in Turkey, to throw the last U.S. troop out of the country, to free the government from Iranian influence, and to protect Iraqi oil from foreign corporate control. Central to much of the activism, however, has been a movement against the sectarianism that the U.S. occupation brought. Over here in the United States we don't hear much about that. How would it fit with the lie we're told over and over that Shi'a-Sunni fighting has been going on for centuries?

Ali Issa's new book, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq, collects interviews he's done of key Iraqi activists, and public statements made by Iraqi activist movements, including a letter to the U.S. Occupy Movement and similar messages of global solidarity. The voices are hard to hear because we haven't been hearing them all these years, and because they don't fit with lies we've been told or even with overly simplistic truths we've been told.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 30, 2015

 

Benghazi chairman threatens to force Kerry to testify, citing his refusal to provide emails of nine former Secretary of State Clinton’s aides - TheHill


VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Closes in on Kerry and Clinton - CBS News


State Department won't say if Kerry would testify on Benghazi - Reuters


Records show Clinton withheld emails about oil and terrorism in Libya, removed portions of other emails she sent to State - Washington Examiner


Calls grow for probe of Clinton's private server - Washington Examiner


Clinton campaign pushes back on Benghazi probe - WashingtonExaminer.com


Statement from John Podesta in response to Republican efforts to politicize the Benghazi hearings - Hillary for America


Clinton Fundraiser: Missing Emails 'A Little Troubling' - Breitbart


Here's What to Expect From Tomorrow's Release of Hillary Clinton's Emails - VICE News


RNC Seeks Documents on Hillary Aide’s Special Work Deal at State - Washington Free Beacon


None of Hillary’s top donors are unions, her ten most generous donors are investment banks, white collar law firms, or companies such as Cablevision and Time Warner - Washington Free Beacon


TABLE: Hillary Clinton’s top donors and contributions over the span of her career 1999-2016 - OpenSecrets

 

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Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld by the State Department, documents show - Fox News


Newly Released Documents Confirm White House Official Framed Benghazi Attack by Islamists to Internet Video - Judicial Watch


Exclusive: US supported the secret supply of weapons to Libyan rebels while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State (VIDEO) - Fox News


VIDEO: Clinton E-Mails Reveal Secret Libyan Weapons Deals - YouTube


Fournier: White House Officials Say They're 'Disgusted' With Clinton Emails, Donation Disclosure (VIDEO) - Breitbart


Graham Blasts Hillary’s ‘Sleazy’ Associates, State Department Management - Washington Free Beacon


‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s Wife Taya Slams Hillary Clinton’s ‘Audacity’ on Benghazi - newsbusters.org


ARCHIVE: Hillary, Panetta misleading about Libya arms shipments to Syrian rebels? Scheme may have prompted 2012 Benghazi attack - WND


ARCHIVE: Col Gaddafi killed: convoy bombed by drone flown by pilot in Las Vegas - Telegraph

 

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Talk Nation Radio: Andre Vltchek on Exposing Lies of the Empire

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Andre Vltchek is a writer, reporter, playwright, photographer, and filmmaker. He has reported from around the world. His latest book, which he discusses, is Exposing Lies of the Empire. His website is http://andrevltchek.weebly.com

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We don’t do body counts: Have Millions of Deaths from America's 'War on Terror' been Concealed?

By Jack Balkwill

 

How many days has it been
Since I was born?
How many days
'Til I die?

Do I know any ways
I can make you laugh?
Or do I only know how
To make you cry?

― Leon Russell, Stranger in a Strange Land
 

Tomgram: William Astore, “Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic”

It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration’s top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress and the American people to back them.

Greece News - June 29, 2015


Greece Closes Banks and Stock Market for Six Days Beginning Monday, Imposes Capital Controls - VOA


Tsipras' Dramatic Call to Europe: "Restore the ELA to Greek Banks", Full Statement of the Greek PM - GreekReporter.com


Alexis Tsipras vents on Twitter as bailout referendum looms - City A.M.


Text of the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’ intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting (VIDEO) - Yanis Varoufakis


Greek opposition leader calls for national unity government - Channel NewsAsia


POLL: Greece Referendum: Two Polls Show Greeks Favor European Agreement - GreekReporter.com


Several hundred anti-austerity protesters rally at Greek parliament - Reuters


VIDEO: Protesters in Athens call for people to vote 'no' in July 5 referendum - YouTube


In Athens, last week thousands of flag-waving Greeks rallied to show support for euro - Reuters


VIDEO: Thousands rallied in Athens calling on the government to assure the country stay in the Euro - YouTube


Greek debt crisis: What the Greek papers say - BBC News


Greek pensions: At the heart of dispute with creditors - AFP


A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority - US News


Greek tourism draws line in the sand over tax hikes - Reuters


ARCHIVE: Leaked: Greece’s bailout counterproposal - Brussels blog


ARCHIVE: Text of the Greece’s bailout counterproposal - Brussels blog

 

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Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Say 'Critically Important' for Greece to Resume Reforms and Growth Within the Eurozone - NDTV


US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urges Europe and IMF to reach a deal to keep Greece in euro zone, tells Tsipras to work with EU partners - Reuters


European Commission publishes the proposals it presented to Greek officials when they walked out of talks on Friday - European Commission


Text of the European Commission latest draft proposals in the context of negotiations with Greece - blogs.ft.com


Deal or no deal: A breakdown of the latest European and Greece proposals - FT.com


Greece's creditors agreed lower VAT on hotels in last proposals - Reuters


Lagarde Says IMF Can’t Lend to Greece If June Payment Missed - Bloomberg Business


Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece - imf.org


Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn does make a case for giving Greece debt relief now - fr.slideshare.net


Cyprus says Eurogroup should have extended Greek aid - Reuters


How much Greece owes to international creditors - Reuters


Panic Among Hedge Fund Investors in Greece - The New York Times


European Antiestablishment Parties Back Greek Vote on Pension Cuts, Tax Hikes - WSJ

 

Economist Who Coined ‘Grexit’ Now Says Greece Will Stay in Euro - Bloomberg Business

 

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A victory for common sense and decency: 5 Cheers and 4 Raspberries for the SCOTUS as it Bars States from Blocking Gay Marriage

By Dave Lindorff

 

The pig-headed small-mindedness and intellectual dishonesty of most fundamentalists of whatever religion knows no bounds.

Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - June 26, 2015


House clears key trade bill for president - POLITICO


Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase, Japanese Economy Minister hopes Trans-Pacific Partnership can be wrapped up by July - NBC


Whoops! We forgot to include VAT in TPP, All TPP member states except US charge VAT on imports meaning that high barriers remain - TheHill


TPP may force Australia to American-style health system, In US healthcare costs more per person than anywhere else in the world - Brisbane Times


Fact sheet on the TTP by Australian Government ignores serious threat to global health by the trade deal, says Doctors Without Borders - AJP


Australian Productivity Commission slams TPP for stringent intellectual property measures - ZDNet


Senate report says Australian government is too secretive on trade deals - brisbanetimes.com


TPP agreement will undermine NZ state-owned enterprises, critic warns - Stuff.co.nz


New Zealand dairy industry raises concerns over Trans-Pacific Partnership access - Global Times


Pacific Rim trade talks will put pressure on Canada's dairy, poultry sectors - The Globe and Mail


Canada must be part of Pacific treaty, will defend farmers: PM - Reuters


It’s time to share the secret: the Canadian Labour Congress calls on the Canadian government to publicly release TPP documentation - CUPE Local 416


State Department Lambasts Human Rights Violations in TPP Nations Further Complicating Push for Controversial Trade Pact - citizen.org


US Fast Tracks TPP: Good For Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan; Bad For China - Barrons.com


China Deals Up Pressure On TPP, Beijing’s latest agreements leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership at risk of losing relevance - The Diplomat

 

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Bipartisan trade bill is no sure victory for Obama - CNNPolitics.com


Pelosi on trade: The fight will continue, House Democrats are united in their concern about the impact on American workers - TheHill


Pelosi Statement on Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi


UAW President: giving Executive Branch a blank check to negotiate trade agreements is the last thing Congress should have done - EIN


Sierra Club: The Fight for Fair Trade: How Far We've Come, How Much Further We Will Go - huffingtonpost.com


Can Free Trade Agreements Be Consistent With Climate Change Mitigation? - huffingtonpost.com


Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership unconstitutional? Provisions that allow foreign investors to bypass the federal courts could undermine U.S. legal protections - The Atlantic


Ralph Nader: King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP - Common Dreams

 

The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts - CIO


POLL: Americans favor TPP, but less than those in other countries do - Pew Research Center


Factbox: Most U.S. businesses welcome Obama's trade pact, Detroit wary - Reuters


Semiconductor Industry Lauds Congressional Approval of Trade Promotion Authority - iconnect007

 

Here’s how much corporations paid the Senate to fast-track passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - rawstory.com

 

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Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

 On June 13th, Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan of the Washington Post 

How to Stop the TPP

The House and Senate have rammed through Fast Track.

Here are the senators who voted for Fast Track: http://1.usa.gov/1GtAdTH

And the House members who voted for Fast Track: http://1.usa.gov/1GAl1TT

We always said this would virtually guarantee passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But it doesn't absolutely guarantee it.

One way to stop it would be to pull out a seldom-used tactic in the United States that is indispensible in other nations. We could threaten consequences at the polling place for TPP supporters.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, I know -- No, not kidding, I actually know -- that in some small percentage of cases this could end up meaning that you've committed to voting against someone who faces in a future election someone else who looks even worse. But fear of that has in fact produced a pattern of, in fact, worse candidates followed by even worse candidates for years now. How, pray tell, do you propose to ever get any better candidates?

The TPP is a disaster that towers over considerations of gentility and lesser-evilism. This is Congress, as our supposed representatives, giving the power to overturn its own laws to corporations. Why would you care whom you elect to a body that no longer has the power to make laws? It's already given up the power to stop wars.

The TPP is NAFTA on steroids, economically and environmentally destructive at home and abroad. Most of it has nothing to do with trade, but is rather about empowering banks and corporations with powers that couldn't be passed separately or transparently because they're too terrible and unpopular.

It's time we take a stand against wrecking the world, even with corrupt politicians who can find someone slightly more corrupt to run against.

It's time we signed this petition:

If you don't oppose and vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I will oppose and vote against you in every future primary and general election in which you are a candidate.

Please sign it here.

Dog whistlers run for cover: Lone Wolf Racist Terror Backfires

By John Grant


“Our ancestors were literally fighting to keep human beings as slaves and to continue the unimaginable acts that occur when someone is held against their will. I am not proud of this heritage.”

Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 24, 2015


Gowdy blasts State Dept. over failure to explain Blumenthal emails - WashingtonExaminer.com


State Department Fails to Answer on New Clinton Emails - Select Committee on Benghazi


Text of Rep. Gowdy’s letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings on Blumenthal emails - benghazi.house.gov


State Dept says Clinton may not have provided new Blumenthal emails, she hand-selected the records before erasing the rest - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: State Dept spokesman Kirby: State still combing Blumenthal emails to see which ones Hillary didn't originally provide - YouTube


Schweizer: Blumenthal Emails Show Clinton Deleted More Than Personal Emails - Breitbart


VIDEO: Rep. Gowdy discusses new Clinton Emails - YouTube


Text of 60 emails that former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal sent to the secretary of State during her tenure - benghazi.house.go


Documents challenge Clinton claim no classified intel on personal emails - Fox News


Text of the emails obtained by Fox News, challenging Hillary's claim the private server did not hold classified information - foxnews.com


Blumenthal emails show Clinton encouraged 'unsolicited' intelligence - WashingtonExaminer.com


Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network - Fox News


Clinton ally Brock presses Benghazi panel over Blumenthal deposition - TheHill

 

Hillary Clinton's real Libya problem, she advocated the U.S. military intervention to push out Moammar Gadhafi. - CNNPolitics.com


Blumenthal praised Clinton's Libya war campaign as 'success' year before Benghazi attacks: emails - Reuters


New Libya Email to Hillary Was Written by Creepy Clinton Confidante Cody Shearer - National Review Online


Emails to Hillary contradict French tale on Libya war, French spies secretly organized and funded the Libyan rebels who defeated Moammar Gadhafi - Al-Monitor


Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Federal Court Reopening Lawsuit Seeking Information on Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin - Judicial Watch


Hillary Comic Book Focuses on Benghazi, Email Scandal - The Daily Caller

 

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Hillary Clinton facing questions over involvement in Uranium One sale, scrutinized after interview on CloseUP (VIDEOS) - WMUR


‘Clinton Cash’ author demolishes Hillary’s self-defense on the sale of Uranium One to Russia - New York Post


Hillary Tries to Rebut Clinton Cash, Fails - Power Line


Fox & Friends Revives Debunked Clinton Cash Talking Points To Attack Hillary Clinton On Uranium One sale - Media Matters for America


Paul: Hillary's Uranium One Relationship 'Really Should Disqualify Her from Being a Candidate' - Breitbart


Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Bill Clinton's Trips to Sex Offender's Caribbean Island - Judicial Watch


Clintons' Caribbean Vacation Cost Taxpayers At Least $211K - The Weekly Standard


Hillary Clinton sold out Honduras: Lanny Davis, corporate cash, and the real story about the death of a Latin American democracy - Salon.com


Clintons charge big fees to small groups, The Foundation has taken in as much as $11M in payments from non-profit groups - POLITICO


Clinton Cash Goes Missing for a Controversial 2014 NYU Speech - wallstreetonparade.com


New York Times’ Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor - Washington Free Beacon


Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her - Washington Free Beacon


Whoops! Nobody verified Clinton Foundation a legal charity, Wall Street analyst says major accounting firm neglected to exercise due diligence - WND


'Big Four' accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers willing participant in a scheme by the Clintons and their associates to become personally enriched by the foundation - WND


'Big 4′ accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers let Clintons skim millions from AIDS charity - WND


Ex-charity exec who helped expose $500G Clinton Foundation donation faces legal threats - Fox News


Sale of Michigan company to China may haunt Clinton - freep.com


Outsourcing Clinton foundation donors accused of abusing visa system, DOL investigates two companies for replacing Americans with cheap foreign labor - Washington Free Beacon


Clinton Foundation Corruption, Hillary’s Circle of Crooks and Thieves - National Review Online


Clinton confidant cuts ties with the formidable family - New York Post


The Ex-Im Bank: Corporate Welfare Only Hillary Clinton Could Love - Forbes


VIDEO: Daily Mail reporter barred from Hillary event fights back, ‘This is something we’ve seen in other countries we don’t want to emulate’ - BizPac Review


Hillary Clinton Claims More Fake Twitter Followers Than Any Other Candidate - Sputnik International

 

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Resistance in Honduras Alive and Jumping

June 28 will mark 6 years since the U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras took the people's government away from them. Thousands of people are still in the streets every week demanding that the wrongful president step down.

"Whoever's not jumping supports the coup!" is the shout as a sea of people leaps repeatedly into the air. The makers of an amazing new film called Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley, will be allowing anyone to view it online for free for two weeks. I recommend you do so.

Honduras has not simply turned into the worst home of violent crime. And the people have not simply fled to the U.S. border (much compassion they'd receive there!) -- No, thousands and thousands of people in this little nation have taken back their land, occupied it, created communities, and built a future, with or without the coup.

President Manuel Zelaya had said he would help. Oligarchs had seized land, or bought land and then devalued the currency. Miguel Facussé took over palm oil plantations, evicted people from their land, got richer than rich, and allowed cocaine flights from Colombia to land on his plantations with U.S. knowledge.

The U.S. for years had been funding, training, and arming soldiers for the oligarchs of Honduras. The leaders of the 2009 coup that overthrew Zelaya had all trained at the School of the Americas in the United States. The U.S. assisted in the coup and in recognition of the coup government. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were part of and are part of this ongoing crime, and U.S. military supply shipments to Honduras are at record levels now as the military has merged with the police and turned its weaponry against the people.

The coup was followed by phony elections. The people knew to look elsewhere for answers. They looked to themselves. In the Aguan Valley in the north, thousands of families took over thousands of hectares by squatting, building, and farming. And they created communities of such camaraderie that they found themselves saying thanks for the coup.

They faced, and still face, regular attacks by killers on motorcycles, but they have nowhere else to go, and they have made the most of it, creating self-sustaining centers of life in the countryside, replacing palm oil monoculture with farming that cares for the land. The dead in the film are of such a different type from the dead in Hollywood movies, that I wonder if people can really see these dead. I hope so. There is never any police investigation, never any charges brought. The people have lost a lawyer and a journalist as well as numerous of their own; the oligarchs have lost a few guards.

The people have also organized local and national assemblies. The men have learned to include women in positions of power. This popular resistance movement always backed the return of Zelaya, who finally negotiated his return to Honduras in 2011. He returned to a people demanding more democratic participation. He joined their movement and encouraged them to participate in the 2013 elections that they had determined to boycott.

During the meeting in the city at which the decision to participate in the election was made, the police in Aguan burned and bulldozed 90 houses, plus churches, and schools. The tears and the eloquence of the people affected must be watched; I cannot tell them to you.

You should watch the scenes of the people meeting with their ousted president, Zelaya, the rightful president of Honduras, and then watch the scene of President Obama meeting with his usurper in the White House. As Facussé threatens to evict everyone from their land, we see a U.S. State Department official meet with some of the campesinos. They tell him that they are offered land at 14% interest, while the World Bank offers it to the big corporations for 1%. He replies that his only area of work is human rights. So they tell him they have been gassed, imprisoned, tortured, and shot. He replies that he just wants to talk about peace. Or maybe he said "piece" of the action, I don't know.

The people see the United States as working on behalf of Dole, formerly the Standard Fruit Company, the same people for whom the U.S. military has been overthrowing governments since that of Hawaii in 1893. Is there any good reason anyone should ever buy Dole products?

The struggle, and the movie, goes on -- filmed over a period of years. Leaders are forced into exile after murder attempts. The burned and bulldozed buildings are rebuilt. And the November 2013 elections arrive, and are blatantly stolen. Zelaya's wife runs on the people's platform against the "law and order" candidate of the military. Observers from the EU and the OAS declare the election legitimate, but individual members of those commissions denounce that conclusion as corrupt and fraudulent. Students lead the protests, and the protests continue to grow.

And the people in the country go right on taking back more of their land and reclaiming it as a source of life rather than death. These people need no aid. They need simply to be allowed to live. All immigrants should be welcomed everywhere by everyone, with no hesitation. Obama should immediately cease deporting children back to a nation he's helped to ruin. But I think most people would be shocked by how little immigration there would be in the world if the corporations and the killers stopped migrating, and people were allowed to live peacefully and equally in the place they love: their land.

Syria News - June 23, 2015


On the offensive Syrian Kurds push deeper into Islamic State territory, seize military base - Yahoo News


Kurds announce their forces gained five more villages from Islamic State militants near the towns of Tel Abyad and Suluk in Raqqa province - nrttv


Kurds find Islamic State tunnel near Turkish border - US News


Kurds find torture center, prison cells of ISIL in Tal Abyad - hurriyetdailynews.com


Free from ISIS, Kurdish refugees return from Turkey to their villages to rebuild (PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Thousands of refugees cross back into Syria from Turkey - Reuters


Kurdish leader Salih Muslim denies YPG committed ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tel Abyad - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Is there 'systematic ethnic cleansing' by Kurds in north-east Syria? - Kobani Kurd


Analysis: Tel Abyad gives the Syrian Kurds control of  250-mile border with Turkey cutting off ISIS supply routes as well as uniting two of their three cantons - ROAR Magazine


After Tell Abyad, what's next for PYD? - Al-Monitor


YPG would not attack IS’s capital Raqqa: spokesman - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Syrian Kurds' morale high but arms needed, YPJ commander - ANSAMed.it


Kurds seek Canadian military, financial support in fight against ISIL: ‘Time to see something concrete’ - National Post


Syrian Kurdish Leader Salih Muslim Allegedly Holds Secret Meeting With Iraqi PM Abadi - basnews.com


VIDEO: 'Revolution within revolution’: How and why Kurdish women are fighting ISIS (DOCUMENTARY) — RT News


Suicide attack hit Kurdish security center in Syria's Qamishli - ARA News


ISIS scrambles to bolster Raqqa defense - now.mmedia.me


Islamic State covers A-Raqqa city with surveillance cameras - Syria Direct


Syria: ISIS Beheads Leader of Al Qaeda Offshoot Nusra Front in Raqqa - IBTimes


VIDEO: ISIS behead in public al-Nusra Fighter - LiveLeak.com


ISIS fighters show off their hearty meal while those in Raqqa queue for food (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online


Syrian army advances west of ISIS-controlled Palmyra - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS militants plant mines and bombs in Palmyra: activists - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: ISIS militants lay explosives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra - YouTube

 

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Tel Abyad battle could give blueprint for success against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, coordination between the coalition and Kurdish command - CNN


Coalition General Praises Kurdish Forces in Iraq and Syria - basnews.com


Pentagon: Military airstrikes hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq, Near Tal Abyad five airstrikes struck one large and four small ISIL units - Defense.gov


Turkey Warns US About Kurdish Advances in Syria - VOA


Main points of the document on Syrian Kurds, prepared by Turkey Foreign Ministry and obtained by daily Hürriyet - Hürriyet


US says Turkey main transit route for Syria-bound foreign fighters - todayszaman.com


Captured fighter details Islamic State's Turkey connection - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Captured fighter details Islamic State's Turkey connection - YouTube


After Tal Abyad was recaptured by Kurdish forces former Islamic State recruits ask for amnesty in homelands - Rudaw


Pentagon pays Syrian rebels $400 per month to fight ISIS - usatoday.com


Syrian Opposition Fighters Withdraw from US 'Train and Equip' Program - syrianobserver.com


Here’s how badly the Pentagon effort to train Syrian rebels is lagging - The Washington Post


Military Council of the Free Syrian Army and Nusra Front form new coalition - Worldbulletin News


Syrian rebels split over coalition al-Qaeda links - Middle East Eye


Over 100 jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria - The Long War Journal


Syria fuel shortages due to rebel infighting threaten lives: MSF - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian military and Druze allies join forces to fend off 'terrorists' - LA Times


Golan Druze attack Israeli army ambulance carrying wounded Syrian rebels - Yahoo News


ARCHIVE: Nusra Front Militants Kill Druze Villagers In Syria - Reuters


ISIL recruit allegedly planned U.S. assassinations - USA TODAY


European police team to take on ISIS social media propaganda - THE DAILY STAR


Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints ISIS strategy - THE DAILY STAR

 

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