The national security priesthood in Washington has always used claims of superior wisdom and insider knowledge to silence dissent about nuclear policy. But not even they can explain any longer why U.S. nuclear bombs are being stored in politically unstable Turkey as it grows increasingly Islamist and anti-American.
Turkey’s main religious body has banned all imams in the country from holding services for military personnel killed supporting the attempted coup on July 15. The move comes amid sweeping purges that have left over 50,000 people dismissed or arrested.Imams are no longer allowed to lead prayers for “pro-coup soldiers who targeted our nation,” Anadolu Agency cited the Religious Affairs Directorate as saying on Tuesday. The ban does not apply to those who took part in the coup unwittingly or under duress.
The memo is just one of several documents released by Guccifer 2.0 proving the Democratic National Committee rigged the system for Clinton. Before the primaries began, DNC strategies were developed with Clinton in mind as the presidential nominee. The leak affirms claims by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the Democratic primaries were not an election, but rather a coronation for Hillary Clinton.Because many of the documents implicate mainstream media outlets in their complacency to adhere to the DNC’s strategy, the Guccifer 2.0 hacks have gone largely unreported. Some of the documents even unveil how the Clinton campaign fed specific stories to the media in order to boost their political agenda.In May 2015, The Intercept alluded to similar strategies, when it discovered that a CNN op-ed published under Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s name had actually been written by a Clinton lobbyist, edited by a Clinton super-PAC, and sent directly to CNN from the super-PAC. In June, Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi tweeted that she might lend some credence to the Bernie Bros narrative if the Clinton Campaign hadn’t pitched her Bernie Bros stories to write. In refusing to cover how theDNC and the Clinton campaign united, mainstream media has rewarded corruption.
By all accounts, our campaign to pressure corporations to disassociate their brands from Trump’s toxic campaign has been a huge success as we have turned the RNC into a gathering of right-wing racist pariahs shunned by America’s marquee companies.
At the end of April, Microsoft became the second major corporation to publicly back off from making any cash contributions to the RNC.2 In the following weeks, Apple, Wells Fargo, General Electric, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, Ford, and Amgen all announced that they would not be convention sponsors.3,4 Amazon and Hewlett-Packard subsequently joined Microsoft in deciding not to make any cash contributions to the RNC.5,6 Even conservative corporate giant Walmart appeared to bow to our public pressure by significantly reducing its contributions from previous years.7
Dred Scott’s trial, and the Supreme Court decision on March 6, 1857, gave rise to pro-abolition protests and organizing against slave catchers and kidnappers. Modern-day protests against brutality by police are being held daily across the nation. We rarely acknowledge that modern police tactics are rooted in slavery times, a past of slave patrols and slave catchers. During Reconstruction, many of those patrols morphed into night-riding Klansmen, and urban police departments developed as a means to control and contain growing minority populations in our inner cities
Never mind the ‘war on terror’ rhetoric, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The purpose of Israel’s escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory’s 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas – and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis.
Inside a former prison now home to migrants and refugees hoping for asylum
According to a new report, the Greenland Ice Sheet lost one trillion tons of water due to melt during the four-year period from 2011 through 2014. That’s about double the typical rate of loss during the 1990s through mid-2000s. Subsequently, Greenland’s contribution to sea-level rise also doubled. As a result, Greenland alone contributed 0.75 mm of sea-level rise every year during the 2011 to 2014 period.
California has hit a new solar generation record, thanks to this week’s triple-digit heat wave. SF Gate calculated that on Tuesday, the Golden State’s solar power plants briefly generated enough electricity for more than 6 million homes.