Puerto Rican officials have been unable communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rush to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam, with a possible catastrophe imminent. Source: cbc.ca // Powerless Puerto Rico’s storm crisis deepens with dam threatening to fail Advertisements

Donald Trump’s attorneys in the probe of Russian election interference are being funded in part through a Republican Party account with a handful of wealthy donors—including a billionaire investor, a property developer seeking U.S. government visas and a Ukrainian-born American who has made billions of dollars doing business with Russian oligarchs. Source: http://www.wsj.com // GOP Funds Donald […]

This video says about itself: Spanish dockworkers’ leader Jordi Aragunde who is Coordinator of the Catalan-Balearic Area Port of Barcelona stevedores and one of the leaders of the International Dockworkers Council discusses the struggle of dockers in Spain and the attack on the working class in Europe and internationally. This includes the privatization of the […] […]

The Department of Homeland Security said earlier this year that it had evidence of Russian activity in 21 states. But they didn’t inform individual states whether they were among those targeted. Source: npr.org // 10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

Summary: In another Spoken Word dispatch, FWR host @TheAngryindian speaks on the little-addressed political flip-flop many DACA-recipients – certainly not all – have decided to employ when it comes to (specific) political support for the Trump Administration and MAGA, in general, despite its anti-Immigrant; pro-White Supremacist; far-rightist sociopolitical and anti-Spanish-speaking Indigenous American economic policies. Reflecting […]

Tripp contends his research into Lincoln’s private life suggests that his relationships with several men were more intimate and possibly more sexual than those he had with any of the women he supposedly “loved.” For example, Tripp asserts that Lincoln shared a “narrow” bed with Joshua Speed for at least four years and that as […]

Memories of the Nakba are being widely reclaimed today (as the Holocaust was remembered in the 1970s). The Nakba is ours because it involves the American relationship to Israel and Palestine. The Palestinian refugee issue is central to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which Netanyahu and Cuomo and Clinton denounce, which AIPAC is […]

The base will be located within the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School in southern Israel, near Beersheba, Defense News reported. The facility will include a barracks and several other buildings for U.S. troops to be stationed in the country, as well as systems to identify and intercept various aerial threats. It will operate under […]

The spokesperson spoke on condition of anonymity, per the custom of the French judicial system, without releasing more details about the victims, including where in the U.S. the tourists live. The Paris prosecutor’s office said that its counter-terrorism division has decided for the time being not to assume jurisdiction for investigating the attack. The prosecutor’s […]

A.C. Thompson and Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Karim Hajj, special to ProPublica. ProPublica // The police did little to stop the bloodshed. Several times, a group of assault-rifle-toting militia members from New York State, wearing body armor and desert camo, played a more active role in breaking up fights. Shortly before noon, authorities shut down […]

According to the Federal Election Commission, it’s legal for politicians to use campaign funds for legal bills relating to their campaign, so long as the funds are not public contributions. But Reuters notes that, “While previous presidential campaigns have used these funds to pay for routine legal matters such as ballot access disputes and compliance […]

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) suggested Trump is an “ass” for sharing the video. “clASSy,” he wrote on Twitter. Rep. Adam Schiff — the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is among the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any links to the Trump campaign — called it “juvenile” behavior. […]

By Nina Golgowski // Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police | HuffPost – A 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks. Kenneth Gleason, who is white, […]

Ibrahim, who was 17 when he was detained, could have faced the death penalty after being subjected to a mass trial involving hundreds of people rounded up during anti-government protests in 2013 when he was holidaying with relatives in the Egyptian capital. Three of his sisters were also arrested and spent several months in jail […]

A Clinton spokesman declined comment. The White House issued no immediate comment, and Trump aides have said in the past that his tweets “speak for themselves.” The assessment from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.: “juvenile.”Back in July, Trump vented his rage against the media by posting someone else’s doctored anti-CNN video that showed Trump pummeling a […]

People’s Daily Online // U.S. aircraft carrier to conduct joint exercise with S.Korean forces in Oct. – According to Seoul’s defense ministry report submitted Monday to the parliamentary defense committee, the South Korean military will take effective measures to counter the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s nuclear and missile threats. As part of the […]

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