Daily News Digest July 27, 2017

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During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three Point Political Program:  1. Austerity, 2. Scapegoating Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal Immigrants’ for Unemployment, and 3. The Iron Heel.

Democracy?: As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99% — Only the 1% Voted For Austerity — The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just Those  Who Profit From Austerity! Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico!

Daily News Digest July 27, 2017

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Bendib: Russian Laundromat Quote of the Day:

Don’t Worry — Be Happy! . . . Extensive documented research by San Onofre Safety founder Donna Gilmore shows that the Edison’s container choices – currently being implemented – are not only unsuited to San Onofre’s corrosive salt air marine environment, but make monitoring for leaks and repackaging leaking containers impossible.  That, in turn, disqualifies them for transport under current Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations, even if a target location could be found.  And, as Donna puts it “Would you buy a car that couldn’t be checked for leaks or be repaired?” Studies to determine whether the cladding holding the intensely irradiated fuel would hold or fail during the vibrations of transport haven’t been completed yet. Meanwhile Southern California Edison is executing their plan to bury the lethal waste on the San Clemente beach with no opposition from public agencies. — The Ethics and Politics of Nuclear Waste are Being Tested in Southern California

Videos of the Day:

Jeremy Corbyn Re: Gender Gap

Empire Files: Silencing Palestine — Prison & Repression Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in the West Bank, Abby Martin visits the the Ramallah offices of Addameer–the most prominent prisoners’ rights organizations in Palestine–for a shocking investigation into the use of Israeli jails and arbitrary laws as a weapon

Is Extreme Heat the New Normal? The Real News team spoke with first responders and science and medial experts in Arizona, where high temperatures have grounded planes and significantly increased health emergencies

Real News Roundtable: The RussiaGate Distraction & Trump’s Free-For-All Capitalism From climate change to the brewing war in the Middle East, we’re in one of the most dangerous moments in human history, says TRNN’s Paul Jay. So why are we talking about RussiaGate?


 In Chicago and Beyond, Bail Reformers Win Big in Fight to End Money Bail By Sharlyn Grace

“Beauty of Our Weapons” in the War on Yemen by George Capaccio

The ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Itself is Fraudulent by Jesse Jackson

Black Liberation/Civil Rights: Freedom Rider: Democrats Smear Jill Stein  The Democratic Party’s Grand Inquisition has move leftward, targeting 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, whose political crime was to attend an RT dinner in Russia, the year before. The Democrats are trying to yoke her into their fake “Russiagate” conspiracy. Stein is “the perfect foil. She can simultaneously be blamed for Clinton’s loss while feeding the anti-Russia frenzy.” by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley The Unraveling of the US State Born in genocide and slavery, the U.S. state “can neither reform itself out of economic crisis without attacking the poor, nor manage the exploitation of the oppressed without intensifying state repression.” U.S. imperialism has devolved to a permanent state of war — and war fatigue. The population is pauperized as “capitalist competition and consolidation lead to the permanent replacement of large sections of the workers and uncontrollable under-consumption.” by BAR contributor Danny Haiphong Will the CIA Obey a Trump Order to Stop Funding Terrorists? An Interview with Rick Sterling President Trump seems so afraid of the War Party, he almost whispered his recent cancellation of CIA sponsorship of jihadist fighters in Syria. Whatever Trump’s intentions, progressives should support Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Stop Arming Terrorists’ bill. The corporate media’s true goals are “to continue US ‘regime change’ foreign policy and specifically to attack Syria no matter the cost in blood and treasure,” says investigative reporter Rick Sterling. by BAR contributor Ann Garrison Intel Vets Challenge “Russia Hack” Evidence A group of former U.S. intelligence officers have informed President Trump that the “purported ‘hack’ of the DNC by Guccifer 2.0 was not a hack by Russia or anyone else, but was rather a copy of DNC data onto an external storage device.” Moreover, more recent leaks of CIA “troves” show the whole affair could have been a “false flag” operation. Why did the FBI fail to perform its own forensic examination? The world deserves an answer. by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) Free Speech or Terror TV? Al Jazeera’s Support for ISIS and Al Qaida People calling themselves “progressives” defend Al Jazeera as a beacon of “freedom of speech” in the Middle East, ignoring its service as a mouthpiece for the genocidal aims of Al Qaida. Untold numbers of Africans were lynched as rapists based on the lies spread by Al Jazeera Arabic – lies echoed by Hillary Clinton. Libya was destroyed, and Syria devastated, with the connivance of Al Jazeera — a tool of Al Qaida and U.S. terror. by Thomas C. Mountain Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion The author seemed surprised that the U.S. corporate media ignored a story “that undermined the U.S. government’s entire rationale for its unjustified attack” on Libya, in 2011. The basis for the one-sided war against Libya was entirely false, yet the corporate press repeated each lie like it was gospel truth, and never corrected the record. Clearly, the “mainstream” media’s real mission “is to push an agenda supporting U.S. interests abroad.” by Joe Lauria US Occupation Has Already Begun and Is Being Conducted by ExxonMobil The U.S. and the world’s largest corporation, ExxonMobil, have prioritized the overthrow of Venezuela’s socialist government. Venezuela and neighboring Guyana claim sovereignty over “one of the biggest oil discoveries of the last decade.” ExxonMobil already finances much of the Venezuelan opposition. The company is now trying “to maneuver into Guyana and politically and economically reconfigure the Caribbean Basin to serve it purposes.” by Mision Verdad G20: The Second Berlin War Against Africa With German bankers in the lead, the West is waging economic war against Africa, as was evident at the latest G20 meeting. “The conference’s real effect is to deepen Europe’s colonization of Africa.” Africans must demand that the continent’s resources be used to develop the people of Africa. Africans should “play the West against China, and vice versa,” and not hesitate to take advantage of Donald Trump’s “challenge to globalization.” by Yash Tandon Environment:

The Ethics and Politics of Nuclear Waste are Being Tested in Southern California For more than 70 years – basically for my entire 77-year lifetime – nuclear waste has been building up at nuclear weapons and energy production and waste storage facilities across the US and around the world. by James Heddle

Ongoing Big Energy Crisis:


10 million trapped in insecure work: end zero-hours Britain! Over ten million people in Britain are now stuck in what is deemed to be precarious work ‑ that is anyone employed in the gig economy or on zero-hours contracts, temporary or under-employment and those on bogus self-employment. According to data prepared by the GMB union, the situation for many workers is now far worse than had been expected. Anyone wondering why so many young people and low-paid workers turned against the Tories and their rotten system at the June election need look no further than this. by Steve Jones Economy:


Libya’s slave market and the hypocrisy of the EU The imperialist military interventions in Iraq, Syria and Libya were portrayed by Western leaders as “humanitarian” operations to restore democracy and human rights. But what has instead occurred is the exact opposite, with the rise of different degrees of barbarism in all three countries. Just like in Syria and Iraq, we are now also witnessing the rise of slave-like conditions in Libya on a systematic level. This was revealed in a series of disturbing reports produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the horrific situation faced by Sub-Saharan African migrants, including the rehabilitation of a modern-day slave market in Libya. by Meisam Sharifi Social attitudes survey confirms: Britain shifts left The National Centre for Social Research recently published their 34th edition of the British Social Attitudes survey. The survey is particularly useful for examining public perspectives towards current cultural trends, as well as the current political atmosphere. This year’s report points the spotlight at the public’s growing disdain towards austerity, with an encouraging growth in demand for an alternative. A respective 70 and 80 percent of the public now support increased funding into schools and the NHS, even if this means an increase in taxation by Luke HoughtonHealth, Science, Education, and Welfare:

 Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents. The quality of sperm from men in North America, Europe and Australia has declined dramatically over the past 40 years, with a 52.4 percent drop in sperm concentration, according to a study published Tuesday. By Ariana Eunjung Cha