2019-06-26: News Headlines

C. J. Hopkins (2019-06-26). The Ongoing Restructuring of the Greater Middle East. dissidentvoice.org So, according to the corporate media, and to President Literally Hitler, himself, while America was sleeping last Friday morning, the U.S. Air Force was just minutes away from bombing the bejesus out of some desolate outposts somewhere in the Iranian desert and launching another catastrophic military blunder in the Middle East. At approximately 0400 Zulu …

Staff (2019-06-26). New York Times' 'Solution' to Social Security Cuts Makes No Sense. truthdig.com The New York Times ( 6/12/19) warns that without painful cuts in Social Security, there could be painful cuts in Social Security. | It's hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker's observation that corporate media's calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under the neutral-sounding guise of "reform" are about as predictable as the sunrise. As illustrated by the New York Times' alarmist 1,581 word report…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-25). The Diminishing American Economy. globalresearch.ca Since June 2009 Americans have lived in the false reality of a recovered economy. Various fake news and manipulated statistics have been used to create this false impression. However, indicators that really count have not supported the false picture and …

RT (2019-06-25). No more 'Trump bump'? Media ratings slip as Orange Man Bad fatigue sets in. rt.com Mainstream US media reportedly admit that flogging outrage about President Donald Trump doesn't pay like it used to, but spin this as Trump's fault and not their own. But will the media change their tune?

Martha Hubert (2019-06-25). Don't Iraq Iran. indybay.org Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.

Joshua Cho (2019-06-25). NYT Presents Social Security Cuts as 'Solution' to Problem of Social Security Cuts. fair.org The New York Times ( 6/12/19) warns that without painful cuts in Social Security, there could be painful cuts in Social Security. | It's hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker's observation that corporate media's calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under the neutral-sounding guise of "reform" are about as predictable as the sunrise. As illustrated by the New York Times' alarmist 1,581 word report…

Whitney Webb (2019-06-24). In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem's Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream. mintpressnews.com This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem's Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy.

Yves Engler (2019-06-24). Anti-fascist except when they support Israel. dissidentvoice.org Canadian extreme right hate groups have figured out a way to gain mainstream acceptance: Support Israel. While most of the world voted to label Zionism a form of racism in 1975, many self-declared antiracists in Canada today refuse to challenge far right extremists if they act in service of that European colonial and Jewish supremacist …

Michael Winship (2019-06-24). Donald Trump is America's shadow. nationofchange.org Let's talk about decency. | We are a nation that elected a man who in less than two and a half years has sullied our reputation across the world while here at home enabling our baser instincts to mug and molest our better angels. | The concept of decency is not one he knows or possesses within himself. His lack of it has helped reignite a contagion of hatred and intolerance, ratcheted up by Internet trollery, that largely lay dormant but now spreads once again like a toxin through the body politic. | Because of him this is not an America made great. It is instead a nation struggling with basic human decency, w…

Dennis Riches (2019-06-24). HBO's "Chernobyl": A Cautionary Tale About Splitting Atoms, or Another Chapter of Anti-Russia Propaganda? globalresearch.ca I've always been kind of obsessed by things nuclear. From the time I learned about nuclear arsenals as a child, I wondered how masses of people could tolerate this Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. A few years ago, …

RT (2019-06-24). Insider exposes Google's efforts to influence 2020 election against Trump. rt.com Google interferes with search results, censors conservative views and even directly manipulates facts in the name of 'fairness', according to internal video and documents a whistleblower has turned over to Project Veritas.

RT (2019-06-24). Oregon GOP trolls Democrats with 'siege' of Capitol Building while ditching vote on divisive bill. rt.com The Oregon GOP official Twitter account has been mocking Democrats as Republican senators avoided a legislative session in order to sabotage a climate bill. Police were ordered to bring in rebel lawmakers amid protests.

United Nations (2019-06-21). UN food agency begins 'last resort' partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital. un.org The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN's emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana'a.

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-20). This celebrated Western-funded nonprofit collaborated with al-Qaeda to wage lawfare on Syria. thegrayzone.com Mainstream reporting on Syria has relied heavily on the work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a…

Alan MacLeod (2019-06-19). Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview With Noam Chomsky. fair.org by Alan MacLeod | Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod's new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book's "propaganda model" today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Alan MacLeod: I would first like to ask you about how Manufacturing Consent…

Julie Hollar (2019-06-18). Previewing the Democratic Debates: Every Flavor of NBC, Trusting Corporate Media on Climate. fair.org The Democratic National Committee has announced the lineups for its first two presidential primary debates, which will be hosted by NBC on June 26 and 27. For many voters, it will be their first real chance to learn about and evaluate the candidates. But despite new nods to diversity, there is little evidence so far to suggest that the debates will be any less circumscribed and shallow than those in the past. | In response to pressure from Democratic and environmental activists, DNC chair Tom Perez rejected the idea of holding a climate deb…

Staff (2019-06-18). Headlines for June 18, 2019. democracynow.org Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Dies, U.S. to Send 1,000 More Troops to Gulf as It Ignores Calls for Restraint, Mexico Deploys 6,000 Along Southern Border, Trump Tweets ICE Will Start Removing "Millions" of Immigrants from U.S., U.S. Cuts Aid to Central American Countries over Immigration, Nigeria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Bombing, U.N. Warns It May Suspend Yemen Food Aid, Israel Announces Plans for "Trump Heights" Settlement in Occupied Golan Heights, SCOTUS Rules Against Virginia GOP Appeal to Gerrymandering Case, SCOTUS Rules States and Federal Gov't Can Prosecute over Same Criminal Offenses, Tria…

2019-06-26: Social Media Postees

The Ongoing Restructuring of the Greater Middle East
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-26
So, according to the corporate media, and to President Literally Hitler, himself, while America was sleeping last Friday morning, the U.S. Air Force was just minutes away from bombing the bejesus out of some desolate outposts somewhere in the Iranian desert and launching another catastrophic military blunder in the Middle East. At approximately 0400 Zulu …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-ongoing-r…

New York Times' 'Solution' to Social Security Cuts Makes No Sense
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-26
The New York Times ( 6/12/19) warns that without painful cuts in Social Security, there could be painful cuts in Social Security. | It's hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker's observation that corporate media's calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under the neutral-sounding guise of "reform" are about as predictable as the sunrise. As illustrated by the New York Times' alarmist 1,581 word report…
truthdig.com/articles/new-york-times-sol…

The Diminishing American Economy
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Since June 2009 Americans have lived in the false reality of a recovered economy. Various fake news and manipulated statistics have been used to create this false impression. However, indicators that really count have not supported the false picture and …
globalresearch.ca/diminishing-american-e…

No more 'Trump bump'? Media ratings slip as Orange Man Bad fatigue sets in
rt.com | 2019-06-25
Mainstream US media reportedly admit that flogging outrage about President Donald Trump doesn't pay like it used to, but spin this as Trump's fault and not their own. But will the media change their tune? | …
rt.com/usa/462675-trump-slump-politics-m…

Don't Iraq Iran
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-06-25
Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/22/1882417…

NYT Presents Social Security Cuts as 'Solution' to Problem of Social Security Cuts
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-06-25
The New York Times ( 6/12/19) warns that without painful cuts in Social Security, there could be painful cuts in Social Security. | It's hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker's observation that corporate media's calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under the neutral-sounding guise of "reform" are about as predictable as the sunrise. As illustrated by the New York Times' alarmist 1,581 word report…
fair.org/home/nyt-presents-social-securi…

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem's Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-24
This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem's Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy.
mintpressnews.com/israel-jerusalem-al-aq…

Anti-fascist except when they support Israel
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-24
Canadian extreme right hate groups have figured out a way to gain mainstream acceptance: Support Israel. While most of the world voted to label Zionism a form of racism in 1975, many self-declared antiracists in Canada today refuse to challenge far right extremists if they act in service of that European colonial and Jewish supremacist …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/anti-fascist-…

Anti-fascist except when they support Israel
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-24
Canadian extreme right hate groups have figured out a way to gain mainstream acceptance: Support Israel. While most of the world voted to label Zionism a form of racism in 1975, many self-declared antiracists in Canada today refuse to challenge far right extremists if they act in service of that European colonial and Jewish supremacist …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/anti-fascist-…

Donald Trump is America's shadow
Michael Winship | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-24
Let's talk about decency. | We are a nation that elected a man who in less than two and a half years has sullied our reputation across the world while here at home enabling our baser instincts to mug and molest our better angels. | The concept of decency is not one he knows or possesses within himself. His lack of it has helped reignite a contagion of hatred and intolerance, ratcheted up by Internet trollery, that largely lay dormant but now spreads once again like a toxin through the body politic. | Because of him this is not an America made great. It is instead a nation struggling with basic human decency, w…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/24/donald-tru…

Oregon GOP trolls Democrats with 'siege' of Capitol Building while ditching vote on divisive bill
rt.com | 2019-06-24
The Oregon GOP official Twitter account has been mocking Democrats as Republican senators avoided a legislative session in order to sabotage a climate bill. Police were ordered to bring in rebel lawmakers amid protests. | …
rt.com/usa/462531-oregon-gop-protest-twe…

Don't Iraq Iran
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-06-24
Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/22/1882417…

HBO's "Chernobyl": A Cautionary Tale About Splitting Atoms, or Another Chapter of Anti-Russia Propaganda?
Dennis Riches | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
I've always been kind of obsessed by things nuclear. From the time I learned about nuclear arsenals as a child, I wondered how masses of people could tolerate this Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. A few years ago, …
globalresearch.ca/hbos-chernobyl-caution…

Corporate Media's Ludicrous New Line on Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-24
Quick question: Does the US ever break, breach or violate its international agreements? | Apparently not, according to US coverage of Iran's recent announcement that it intended to go beyond the limits of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in enriching uranium for its civilian nuclear program (frequently mischaracterized as a nuclear weapons program in media coverage). Reading corporate media's inversion of reality, it's hard to escape the impression that while Iran betrays its international agreements, the US…
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-medias-l…

Insider exposes Google's efforts to influence 2020 election against Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-24
Google interferes with search results, censors conservative views and even directly manipulates facts in the name of 'fairness', according to internal video and documents a whistleblower has turned over to Project Veritas. | …
rt.com/usa/462597-veritas-google-trump-f…

Insider exposes Google's efforts to influence 2020 election against Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-24
Google interferes with search results, censors conservative views and even directly manipulates facts in the name of 'fairness', according to internal video and documents a whistleblower has turned over to Project Veritas. | …
rt.com/usa/462597-veritas-google-trump-f…

Selected Articles: Lying by Omission Is Still Lying
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-lyin…

As Trump tweets hateful threats, states are protecting immigrant rights
Naureen Shah | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-24
This week, President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign by tweeting a threat to deport millions of immigrants, apparently referring to his administration's plans for mass raids on families across the country. Meanwhile, news continues to break about what his administration is already doing, as dizzy…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/24/as-trump-t…

DON'T IRAQ IRAN
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-06-23
Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/22/1882417…

War Propaganda and the US-NATO "War of Terror" Against Syria and Its People
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-23
Washington-led NATO has always sought to destroy Syria as a functioning state. In order to achieve this goal, its air campaign and its terrorists have continuously targeted infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, and their employees have been targeted either for destruction or …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-wests-w…

War Propaganda and the US-NATO "War of Terror" Against Syria and Its People
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-23
Washington-led NATO has always sought to destroy Syria as a functioning state. In order to achieve this goal, its air campaign and its terrorists have continuously targeted infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, and their employees have been targeted for either for destruction …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-wests-w…

Selected Articles: Lies and Sanctions — Iran and China
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-23
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
globalresearch.ca/us-feeds-lies-sanction…

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-22
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/1882413…

Trolling America, Trump Pins Tweet Showing Him Staying in Power Until… Forever
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-22
"I'm not one to get riled up over Trump tweets, but this one is pretty damn scary." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/22/trollin…

UN food agency begins 'last resort' partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-21
The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN's emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana'a.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1…

This celebrated Western-funded nonprofit collaborated with al-Qaeda to wage lawfare on Syria
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-20
Mainstream reporting on Syria has relied heavily on the work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/19/commission-fo…

Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-06-19
by Alan MacLeod | Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod's new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book's "propaganda model" today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Alan MacLeod: I would first like to ask you about how Manufacturing Consent…
fair.org/home/still-manufacturing-consen…

Previewing the Democratic Debates: Every Flavor of NBC, Trusting Corporate Media on Climate
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-06-18
The Democratic National Committee has announced the lineups for its first two presidential primary debates, which will be hosted by NBC on June 26 and 27. For many voters, it will be their first real chance to learn about and evaluate the candidates. But despite new nods to diversity, there is little evidence so far to suggest that the debates will be any less circumscribed and shallow than those in the past. | In response to pressure from Democratic and environmental activists, DNC chair Tom Perez rejected the idea of holding a climate deb…
fair.org/home/previewing-the-democratic-…