September 6, 2016

Maine Gov. LePage’s claim that “90-plus percent” of heroin traffickers arrested in Maine were black is not supported by FBI data, which estimates it’s actually more like 36%. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/5/paul-lepage-racial-heroin-dealing-claims-for-maine/

Bernie stumps for Clinton, his diehard supporters protest outside. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/us/politics/bernie-sanders-campaign.html?_r=0

Despite alleged targeting of Yemeni civilians by Saudis, resulting in thousands of civilians deaths, U.S. and Britain continue to supply weapons. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/05/defending-arms-sales-boris-johnson-says-yemen-carnage-no-serious-breach

G20 leaders fail to reach agreement on ending government subsidies for fossil fuels. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/05/time-running-out-g20-fails-fossil-fuel-subsidies

Right-wing, law-and-order populist President Duterte of the Philippines calls President Obama a “son of a whore” for wanting to discuss mass killings of drug suspects, meeting is cancelled. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/05/philippines-president-rodrigo-duterte-barack-obama-son-whore

Turkish planes bomb northern Iraq, killing Kurdish leftists. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-kurds-idUSKCN11B1TM

Three U.S. contractors training Iraqi troops  were reportedly kidnapped by Shiite militia, beaten and tortured for a month before being released. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article99953127.html

Trump’s armed forces supporters say they are backing him because he will “rebuild our military”. $560+ billion a year is not enough? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/07/us/politics/donald-trump-earns-backing-of-nearly-90-military-figures.html

 

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September 6, 2016

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