Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party's nomination. In her acceptance speech Thursday, Clinton singled out Russia as a threat, listing Moscow alongside the Daesh terrorists as the greatest threats to US national security. In 2003 senator Hillary voted in favor of the Iraq War. In 2011, as secretary of state, she supported a US and European air campaign in Libya to topple Muammar Gaddafi. When the crisis in Syria erupted, Clinton advised President Obama to take a more aggressive approach toward Damascus.
November, California residents will vote on, and undoubtedly pass Proposition 64 (2016) The California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (#15-0103) also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act.” The fear from police who stand to lose their cash cow from smash-and-grab raids on marijuana dispensaries and extraction companies has sent them into a fury. Over the last year, California cops have ramped up asset seizures of cannabis companies in an apparent response to Prop 64.
Flint, Michigan, water rates, which are already the highest in the nation, may go up twofold over the next five years, according to state water officials.
The government issued arrest warrants for 89 journalists."Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 papers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishers will be shut. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a free press in Turkey prior to the coup. 66,000 people suspended or dismissed from their jobs in health care, education, the judiciary, ministries, municipalities, and Turkey's national airline."Tens of thousands of teachers and public servants fired. Amnesty International accused government of torturing detainees. Human Rights Watch reports many journalists facing warrants for arrest have fled the country.
A society that is fragmenting into cultural groups that are themselves fracturing into smaller units of temporary and highly contingent solidarity is ideal for Elites bent on maintaining political and financial control. A society that has fragmented into a media-fed cultural war of hot-button identity-gender-religious politics is incapable of resisting concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the many.
The six individuals are being charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy and willful neglect of duty for manipulating reports that would have otherwise indicated that water in Flint was not safe to drink. Adam Rosenthal, one of the six, is also facing felony charges of tampering with evidence.
Donald J. Trump: “Putin has much better leadership qualities than Obama,” he’s a better leader than Obama, because Obama’s not a leader, so he’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, and that’s all.”
Terrorism and political instability has triggered an unprecedented switch away from Turkey. Figures just released for June – before the attempted military coup – show a fall of 41 per cent in international arrivals compared with 2015.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu:The Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties will open three humanitarian corridors. Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor may be used by militants who wish to lay down arms. "Mobile centers will be opened near these corridors to provide food and medical assistance.
Over five thousand joined anti-American demonstrations yelling "death to US" and demanding an immediate closure of the Incirlik Air Base for over five hours on Thursday before Turkish police came in and broke up the protesters before they could arrive at major NATO military facility, home to nearly 90 US tactical nuclear weapons.
The "Aware Migrants" campaign was launched on Thursday on the internet, TV, radio and social media.The campaign, which is a joint project by the Italian government and the International Office of Migration (IOM), is meant for the populations in 15 countries in West and North Africa which are gripped by conflict. The campaign, which costs 1.5 million euros (USD 1.7 million), features refugees retelling their stories of sufferings at the hands of ruthless human traffickers, or the pains and dangers they endured during the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
After hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters stormed out of the Democratic National Convention, the Wells Fargo Center appeared almost empty. The Democrats are now advertising for “Actors” who will be paid $50 a day to attend the rest of the convention to “cheer” and “wear promotional material.”The DNC is literally trying to fill empty seats with paid actors for their national convention!
As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night, labor unions are ready to demand that she put an end to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a longstanding point of contention for her campaign.
Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak claims that General John F. Campbell “was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey.” According to the paper, the information has been revealed by sources close to the ongoing legal processing of pro-coup detainees. Campbell is a retired US general. He was the commander of the Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces in Afghanistan between August 2014 and May 2016
The Democratic National Committee has installed an eight-foot tall fence that spans four miles, around its convention venue. Led by Hillary Clinton, most Democrats are against Donald Trump’s controversial idea of building a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border for security.
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