Another email leak from the neoliberal think tank has revealed a calculated agenda to slander Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein with rumors that they know to be entirely unfounded, further illustrating just how terrified the Democratic party is of a progressive takeover. Professional neoliberal Robert Naiman circulated a list of attack editorials against Stein among his drooling lackeys, prefaced by the following statement.
"If you have a lot of Facebook friends, you may have recently noticed a high level of activity on your Facebook feed by Jill Stein acolytes.
If so, you may find the following links useful to throw them off their game. No warranty, express or implied. You don't have to prove that Jill Stein is an anti-science conspiracy theorist. You just have to say, There are unanswered questions about whether Jill Stein is an anti-science conspiracy theorist.'"
In other words, "Deliberately cast baseless suspicion on her." read more
The stakes of Wednesday night's CNN Green party town hall were high third-party candidates are rarely allowed entry into the corporate media universe, which thrives on the false narrative that only two parties exist here in the United States.
They spent little time directly criticizing Donald Trump. This was a wise move, since virtually no one among Stein's potential base of support is considering Trump as a viable option. Instead, she focused on Hillary Clinton.
At a moment where the Clinton campaign is still attempting to secure the support of frustrated Bernie Sanders primary voters, Stein demonstrated that Clinton's brand of liberalism does not represent the tone or spirit of the Sanders campaign. By highlighting Clinton's pro-corporate politics and active role in hawkish foreign policy, Stein raised considerable doubt about Clinton's leftist bona fides. read more
Private Prison Companies Will Still Lock Up Immigrants, Despite DOJ Decision
The United States government will continue to profit from locking up immigrants, despite the Department of Justice's landmark decision on Thursday to stop contracting with private prison companies.
The DOJ issued a memo that directs the federal Bureau of Prisons to either let its contracts with private prisons lapse as they expire or renegotiate them to reduce their scope.
But the new DOJ policy won't change the fact that private companies enjoy lucrative contracts with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to run immigrant detention centers or with the U.S. Marshals Service to jail immigrants for short periods of time. (The guideline also won't affect contracts with jails and other facilities run through contracts with state and municipal governments, which currently account for about half of all business for the country's two largest private prison companies.) read more
The German newsmagazine "Spiegel" reported that US President Barack Obama had approved the last phase of development for the atom-bomb model B61-12, which is to go into full-scale production from 2020.
Washington then intended to station some of the modernized weapons at the Büchel air base in Germany's western Eifel region, according to the report.
Cold War legacy
Experts estimate that 10 to 20 nuclear warheads from the Cold War period are currently stored in Büchel, with German Tornado warplanes standing by to carry them if it is deemed necessary. The area is under strict protection, with some US soldiers also stationed read more
These voters were embarrassed and ashamed that Clinton and Trump are the best the country has to offer. Of the more than 70 millennials interviewed by The Washington Post, only a small fraction sounded genuinely enthusiastic about a candidate.
Though a few people voiced admiration for Clinton, most talked about both her and Trump in searing, caustic words: Super villain. Evil. Chameleon. Racist. Criminal. Egomaniac. Narcissist. Sociopath. Liar. Lying cutthroat. Panderer. Word salad. Willy-nilly. Douche. Joker. Troll. Oompa Loompa. Sad. Absurd. Horrifying. Dishonest. Disgusting. Dangerous. Disaster.
The election "seems like it's a prank, but it's not a prank," said Kyle Forster, 21, a student at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. read more