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02:27 [ ]

New START and the Helsinki Summit

The July 16 summit in Helsinki between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin presents a unique opportunity to reverse the dangerous nuclear competition between the United States and Russia and should be welcomed, despite its inherent risks. The opportunity to stabilize U.S.-Russian nuclear relations by extending New START, a key nuclear treaty that is set to expire in 2021, is paramount and worth the issues that come with any meeting between Trump and Putin.

02:06 [ ]

PC Media Projects Their Racial Bigotry Onto Ron Paul

When Ron Paul ran for president, he promised to pardon all nonviolent offenders from prison. He challenged the Bush, Clinton, Obama-status quo of bombing Middle Eastern countries and spying on Muslims, and protested the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son Abdulrahman, an innocent US citizen. All things an honest press should do but refuse to this day.

01:37 [ Gareth Porter / Global Research ]

The Media’s Brazen Dishonesty About North Korean Nuclear Violations

A media complex so determined to discredit negotiations with North Korea and so unfettered by political-diplomatic reality seriously threatens the ability of the United States to deliver on any agreement with Pyongyang. That means alternative media must make more aggressive efforts to challenge the corporate press’s coverage.

00:24 [ Junge Welt ]

Hunderte Morde

Paramilitarismus ist ein politisches Problem, hinter dem Macht- und Wirtschaftsinteressen stehen. Nötig wäre deshalb das Aufdecken der Querverbindungen zwischen dem Staat, ökonomischen und politischen Akteuren, den Streitkräften und Todesschwadronen. Dies blieb unter Santos aus, die Behörden verharmlosten die Verbrechen regelmäßig als unpolitische Kriminalität.

15.07.2018 - 18:18 [ Press TV ]

India OKs plan for Iran bank to set up Mumbai branch

In the wake of US sanctions, India might explore the possibility of reviving a mechanism to settle oil payments involving Iran’s Rial and India’s Rupee that was in place between the two countries in the past.

15.07.2018 - 18:13 [ Press TV ]

Thousands protest Israel’s ‚racist‘ nation-state draft law

In a joint statement, the participating organizations said, “The nation-state law would turn racism, discrimination and segregation into an inescapable part of our lives.“ …
A group of 14 American Jewish organizations have also expressed their concerns about the contentious bill in a letter addressed to Knesset opposition leader Isaac Herzog.

15.07.2018 - 18:04 [ ]

Abhörskandal um Fußballfans in Leipzig: 921 belauschte Telefone

Einige Fans von BSG Chemie Leipzig wehren sich seit kurzem mit der Kampagne „129 Freunde“ gegen die jahrelange Überwachung. „Wir wollen aufklären und zeigen, was hinter den Ermittlungen steckt, wer aus welchem Grund und wie überwacht wurde und warum die Vorwürfe falsch waren und sind“, heißt es im Aufruf. Der Kampagnenname ist eine Referenz an den von der Staatsanwaltschaft genutzten Paragrafen 129 des Strafgesetzbuches, der die Bildung von kriminellen Vereinigungen unter Strafe stellt.

15.07.2018 - 12:19 [ Radio Utopie ]

Prognose: Obama-Abziehbild Deval Patrick wird neuer Präsidentschaftskandidat der „Demokratischen Partei“

In der Demokratie-Simulation der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika wird die sogenannte „Demokratische Partei“ für die Präsidentschaftswahlen in 2020 den Kandidaten Deval Patrick nominieren. Und Bernie Sanders wird ihn, natürlich, unterstützen. Und dann wird er verlieren.

Dass der amtierende Cäsar Donald Trump in 2020 wiedergewählt wird, haben wir bereits vor einem Monat prognostiziert.

15.07.2018 - 12:16 [ Junge Welt ]

Monetärer Notfall des Tages: Kylie Jenner

Nach Schätzungen des Wirtschaftsmagazins Forbes, das der jungen Frau eine Titelgeschichte widmet, beläuft sich ihr Vermögen derzeit auf etwa 900 Millionen US-Dollar (rund 770 Millionen Euro). »Demnach könnte sie die jüngste Milliardärin werden, die ihr Geld selbst verdient hat«, übersetzte dpa am Freitag den Magazinbericht, in dem sie als »Youngest self-made billionaire ever« beschrieben wird – und zwar ausdrücklich bezogen auf Männlein und Weiblein.

15.07.2018 - 11:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

Prognose: Trump wird 2020 wieder U.S.-Präsident

(13.6.2018) Donald Trump wird am 3. November 2020 wieder zum Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gewählt werden. Dem folgt die Erosion der „Demokratischen Partei“ und die Gründung einer neuen Partei.

Die Prognose im Einzelnen, mit verschiedenen Szenarien bei immer gleichem Ergebnis:

15.07.2018 - 11:04 [ ]

Sanders-backed DNC plan sparks superdelegate revolt

The resisting superdelegates’ odds of success are long. The proposal has the support of DNC Chairman Tom Perez and two former DNC chairs — former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate. And the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, following months of discussion, voted without dissent on Wednesday to recommend the plan to full DNC. The proposal was backed by many Clinton supporters, as well.

15.07.2018 - 10:46 [ ]

2018 Midterm Elections: This Republican Super PAC Raised $51 Million to Try and Save the Party’s House Majority

(12.7.2018) The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican Super PAC aligned with retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $51 million in the second quarter of 2018, and has $71 million cash on hand.

This is more money than the group raised in the entire 2016 election cycle. $30 million of this haul came from mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, as Politico reported in May.

15.07.2018 - 10:42 [ New York Times ]

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

(20.6.2018) By siding so emphatically with one party, Mr. Bloomberg has the potential to upend the financial dynamics of the midterm campaign, which have appeared to favor Republicans up to this point. Facing intense opposition to President Trump and conservative policies, Republicans have been counting on a strong economy and heavily funded outside groups to give them a political advantage in key races, especially in affluent suburbs where it is expensive to run television ads.

15.07.2018 - 10:38 [ CNBC ]

Billionaire Koch brothers network unveils phase one of multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Trump’s tariffs

(20.6.2018) Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are unveiling a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against President Trump’s tariffs.
The first phase of the ad campaign, which is funded by the Koch network’s Freedom Partners organization, will air on TV and radio starting Monday.
The campaign will call on Congress to support free trade policies and abandon Trump’s protectionist goals.

15.07.2018 - 10:35 [ USA Today ]

Exclusive: Secret money funds more than 40 percent of outside congressional ads

(12.7.2018) Secret donors financed more than four out of every 10 television ads that outside groups broadcast this year to influence November’s high-stakes congressional elections, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Kantar Media data.

Leading the way: organizations affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative donor network plows hundreds of millions of dollars into politics and policy debates each election cycle.

15.07.2018 - 10:08 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

UN allows S. Korea to send supplies to N. Korea to restore military hotline

The UN Security Council has approved a request from South Korea… for an exception to the sanctions on the North… so it can send fuel and vehicles for the purpose of restoring military communication lines. Kyodo News reported Sunday, citing diplomatic sources,… that the committee on North Korea sanctions decided to allow the South Korean government to send gasoline, buses, trucks, and other items. Those sources said none of the council’s fifteen member nations objected.

15.07.2018 - 09:59 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

U.S. preparing for next round of denuclearization talks with North Korea: Seoul envoy

After meeting U.S. officials in Washington this week, Lee Do-hoon, Seoul’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs,… told reporters that another round of talks with North Korea will take place soon. The U.S. has formed a negotiating team led by the State Department,… and is coordinating its stance on denuclearization and other important issues concerning the North.

15.07.2018 - 09:56 [ Reuters ]

South Korea summons Russian officials over air zone incursion

The South Korean foreign ministry summoned a senior Russian diplomat and “expressed regrets and urged the incident not to happen again”, it said in a statement.

South Korea’s defense ministry called in a Russian military official and lodged a protest about the incursion.