August 9, 2016

Trump proposes cutting income taxes, ending estate tax and abolishing government regulations that “needlessly kill jobs”. Needlessly killing employees is apparently not as big a problem. http://time.com/4443030/donald-trump-tax-revolution-detroit-economic-speech/

Once blacklisted Dixie Chicks play to sold out Houston Pavilion crowd. http://www.houstonpress.com/music/dixie-chicks-receive-heroes-welcome-at-the-woodlands-8644890

Bernie Sanders supporters launch “Our Revolution” movement to keep key campaign issues alive. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/08/not-alone-together-sanders-campaign-declares-creation-our-revolution

Brazil acknowledges its slave-owning past in Olympic opening ceremony, U.S. didn’t. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/05/brazil-didnt-shy-away-from-its-history-of-slavery-during-opening-ceremonies/

Clinton expands her alliance with Republican “neocons”, receives 50 endorsements. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/08/trump-national-security-neocons-freaking-out-republicans

Green Party nominee Jill Stein says she wants to take over the lead of Bernie Sanders’ revolution. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/07/nominee-stein-says-she-wants-assume-mantle-sanders-revolution

Ethiopian opposition say dozens of protesters around the country shot by government forces. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/09/dozens-shot-dead-in-anti-government-protests-across-ethiopia-says-opposition

Facebook criticized for censoring confrontations with police, shutting down accounts at their request.  https://theintercept.com/2016/08/08/facebook-removes-potential-evidence-of-police-brutality-too-readily-activists-say/

Noam Chomsky falls for “lesser evil” argument, reportedly says voting for imperialist Clinton may be necessary to prevent a climate change-denying Trump victory. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/noam-chomsky-explains-the-value-of-holding-your-nose-and-voting-for-hillary/

Fatal “neck injury” sustained by boy at Kansas water park may have been decapitation says one witness. http://6abc.com/news/gruesome-details-revealed-in-boys-water-slide-death/1462018/

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine allegedly disagree on legality of U.S. military intervention in Libya. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/08/08/in-split-with-clinton-sen-kaine-sees-no-legal-authority-for-new-libya-war/

Saudi links to 9/11 hijackers redacted from report to protect Iraq invasion narrative, says former Bush administration official Lawrence Wilkerson. https://28pages.org/2016/08/08/former-bush-administration-official-saudi-ties-to-911-hidden-to-protect-iraq-war-narrative/

Police shooting death of Paul O’Neal sparks Chicago protests. http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/paul-oneal-video-sparks-more-protests-chicago/

 

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August 9, 2016

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