Monthly Archives: August 2018

Putin still in control of White House and Congress.

The Kremlin is rooting for Republicans to keep their congressional majorities, according to a Russian media analyst — and its state TV hosts are confident they’ll win. President Donald Trump hasn’t done much to counter foreign efforts to influence the midterm elections, and has even suggested the Kremlin will work to benefit Democrats, but Russia’s state TV paints a different picture, wrote journalist Julia Davis for The Daily Beast. “Global empires like the United States…

Source: Russia aims to help GOP in midterms — and warns it would be ‘suicidal’ for Republicans to oppose Trump

Police Brutality Update.

Source: Police Brutality Archives – The Free Thought Project

Socially Irresponsible Mainstream Media Aims To Kill Democratic Socialism In Favor of Bloodthirsty Capitalism

The insurgent left wing of the Democratic Party, sometimes self-identified as democratic socialists and exemplified by rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and associated with groups like Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution, the Justice Democrats and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), took some losses in primaries on August 7.

Source: Is Democratic Socialism Dead Already? Mainstream Media Seems to Think So | Alternet

Raul Ruiz and Gloria Arellanes to speak at Chicano Moratorium.

Los Angeles, CA – Families, activists and students will commemorate the 48th anniversary of the historic Chicano Moratorium Against the War, on August 29, 6:30 pm at Self Help Graphics, 1300 E. First Street in LA.

Source: Raul Ruiz and Gloria Arellanes to speak at Chicano Moratorium commemoration in Boyle Heights | Fight Back!

Nationwide Strike Against Prison Slavery.

Details of the nationwide prison strike, now in its third day, are gradually emerging from institutions where inmates are staging hunger strikes, refusing to work, and participating in sit-ins to protest unjust sentencing laws, poor living conditions, and the continued existence of slavery within the nation’s carceral system.

Source: With US Prison Strike on Fourth Day, Reports of Hunger Strikes and Work Stoppages Nationwide | Alternet

Destroying immigrant hopes and dreams.

A volunteer from a group that helped migrants in Tucson, Ariz., recounts stories of those most affected by a dehumanizing situation the U.S. helped create.

Source: Scenes From the Front Lines of America’s Immigration Crisis

Police Brutality Update.

Source: Police Brutality Archives – The Free Thought Project

Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist.

Source: Flash – Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist: govt – France 24

Argentina ablaze with corruption.

How a Chauffeur Could Bring Down Argentina’s Political Elite

Source: How a Chauffeur Could Bring Down Argentina’s Political Elite – BloombergQuint

Hush money offered Omarosa.

Former Donald Trump confidante Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered $15,000 a month from the president’s campaign to “stay silent” after being fired from the White House,

Source: Omarosa Claims Trump Campaign Offered Her $15K a Month in Hush Money: Report | Alternet