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Aug 08 11:55

US Sanctions — a Looney Tunes Bad Remake

By F. William Engdahl
5 Aug 2017

The ever-so-wise members of the Congress of the United States have just passed one of the most bizarre pieces of legislation in US history. Unilaterally, it makes illegal and severely punishable investments by European companies in international energy projects where Russia is involved. But it does far more. Unlike earlier US sanctions acts, the EU countries were not even consulted on the new act. It may well be that the bill, HR-3364: Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (sic) and its Senate counterpart will mark the irreversible decline of the United States as a global power and forge new ties between Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the major states of the EU including Germany .

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Aug 08 11:51

EU Leaders Dismayed At Tory Infighting Over Brexit Negotiations – Former Senior Diplomat

Divisions in the cabinet and a lack of coherent strategy have not gone down well during Brexit negotiations in Brussels, a former head of the diplomatic services has said.

Speaking to the BBC’s Westminster Hour, Sir Simon Fraser said the government had shown a lack of clarity.

Aug 08 11:45

DOJ: Miami No Longer A ‘Sanctuary City,’ Will Receive Nearly $500k In Federal Grants

Florida’s most populated county is no longer considered to be a “sanctuary jurisdiction” by the Justice Department. As a result, Miami-Dade will be eligible for certain federal grant money denied to other immigration “sanctuary cities.”

On Friday, the Department of Justice sent a letter to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez (R), notifying him that the county was in compliance with federal immigration requirements and would therefore be eligible for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants.

Aug 08 11:44

Emails Show USDA Staff Told To 'Avoid' Term 'Climate Change' Under Trump

Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service responsible for helping American farmers with conservation efforts were instructed by top officials to avoid the term “climate change” shortly after President Donald Trump took office, according to emails (pdf) obtained by the Guardian.

Aug 08 11:28

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Aug 08 11:05

Canada Opens Montreal’s Olympic Stadium To Haitian Refugees Fleeing US

Thousands of asylum-seeking immigrants are fleeing the United States to Canada amid increasing deportation fears. So many people have crossed the border in recent weeks that Canadian immigration agencies have been compelled to open the Olympic Stadium in Montreal to temporarily house the refugees.

Aug 08 10:54

How Goldman Sachs And Bain Capital Destroyed The Learning Company And Got Off Scot-Free

By Aaron Kesel

In 1997, Goldman Sachs aided Thomas Lee Partners, Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, to get involved with “The Learning Company” through a private equity firm...

Aug 08 10:53

Majority Of Americans Favor Sending Troops To Defend Seoul From North Korea: Poll

An opinion poll has for the first time revealed that the majority of Americans favor the use of US troops for defending South Korea in the event of an attack by the North.

Aug 08 10:38

Calls For Military To Escort UK-Bound Lorries From Calais

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) suggests that the military could soon be escorting UK bound lorries in Calais, following a wave of fresh attacks on lorry drivers.

Aug 08 10:37

‘You Cannot Imagine’ Events In Britain: Renowned Radical Cartoonist Talks To RT’s Going Underground

A renowned political cartoonist who depicted Prime Minister Theresa May as a gun-wielding protestant militant after her billion-pound deal with the Democratic Union Party (DUP) has spoken to RT’s Going Underground.

Aug 08 10:28

2 Protesters Arrested After Laying Down On Tracks To Block Oil Train In Washington

Protesters were arrested in Washington after blocking an oil train by erecting a “pop-up garden of sunflowers” and lying down on the train tracks. The group was protesting a proposed oil terminal and all other fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Two people were arrested Monday during a protest in downtown Vancouver, Washington held by the activist group Shut Down Fossil Fuels. Protesters locked their arms into large sunflower pots and laid down on train tracks, calling on Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) to reject the proposed Vancouver Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal and “all other proposed fossil fuel infrastructure in the State of Washington,” the group said in a press release.

Aug 08 10:12

New Report Finds The Economy Never Recovered, It Is One Big Illusion

Labor market breadth is near record lows. Looking at all of the different economic indicators it shows the economy has not been improving.