Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 1, 2018

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 1, 2018

welcome to democracy now the war and peace report I'm Amy Goodman Facebook says it's removed more than two dozen pages and accounts after uncovering a plot to covertly influence the upcoming midterm elections the tech giant says the accounts were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior among the accounts black Elevation mindful being resisters Aslan warriors combined the accounts had a total of 290 thousand followers and had created 30 events since April of 2017 including a Facebook event to organize a protest against the upcoming unite the right rally in Washington DC facebook says it did not have enough technical evidence to state who's behind the fake pages but said the accounts engaged in some of the similar activity two pages tied to Russia before the 2016 election the revelations come as Facebook continues to grapple with a number of controversies in the United States and abroad the Senate Intelligence Committee is holding hearing today on social media and interference by foreign intelligence agencies after headlines will spend the hour talking about Facebook a top health and human services official told lawmakers at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday he had repeatedly warned the Trump administration against separating immigrant families at the border this is Jonathan white commander of the Public Health Service commissioned Corps a branch of Health and Human Services during the deliberative process over the previous year we raised a number of concerns in the or program about any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interest of the child as well as about whether that would be operationally supportable with the bed capacity we had o RR stands for the office of refugee resettlement during the hearing Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal also questioned commander white about the psychological impact of separating children from their parents raishin of children from their parents entails significant risk of harm to children well it's traumatic for any child separated from his or her parents am i correct I say that as a parent of four children there's no question there's no question that separation of children from parents entails significant potential for traumatic psychological injury to the child despite commander White's testimony a top official with ice the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency trying to defend Trump administration's practice of separating children from the parents by comparing the child detention facilities to summer camp this is Matthew Albans head of enforcement and removal operations for ice I think the best way to describe them is to be more like a summer camp these individuals have access to 24/7 food and water they have educational opportunities they have recreational opportunities both structured as well as unstructured there's basketball courts there's exercise classes there's soccer fields that we put in there about 700 children forcibly separated from their parents at the border have still not been reunited with them in Boston hundreds of protesters rallied outside Northeastern University to demand the university drop its 2.7 million dollar research grant with ice the protesters then marched to downtown Boston and Block Beacon Street in front of the home of Northeastern's president demanding the university cut all ties with ice organizers say 12 people were arrested during the protest in more immigration news Minnesota residents are condemning the immigration and customs enforcement agency after plain clothes ice officers arrested a longtime Minnesota resident named Carlos Katia at a federal courthouse last Thursday in the video the plain clothes officers are seen ripping Carlos away from his family and arresting him while his friends and family members demand to see identification and an arrest warrant one of his friends said his arrest was like a kidnapping president Trump lashed out at immigrants and called for strict voter ID laws during a rally in Tampa Florida Tuesday night we believe that only American citizens should vote in American elections which is why the time has come for voter ID like everything else voter ID you know if you go out and you want to buy groceries you need a picture on a card you need ID you go out and you want to buy anything you need ID and you need your picture it's not true that one needs a picture ID to buy groceries Trump supporters also berated members of the media during Tuesday night's rally including chanting CNN sucks following the event President Trump retweeted his son Eric's tweet of a video showing Trump supporters making that chant during the rally in Afghanistan at least 15 people were killed an attack on a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad Tuesday among the victims were international aid workers including a member of the International Rescue Committee and a staffer for the United Nations International Organization for Migration authorities have blamed the attack on Isis a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a texas-based gun rights group from posting online blueprints to make semi-automatic assault weapons from 3d printers the injunction comes after the attorneys general of eight states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration aimed to block the downloadable blueprints from glowing online August first this is Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts one of the states that sued the Trump administration these downloadable firearms are available even to those who could not pass a background check it's the ultimate gun loophole why buy them if you can print them at home instead these firearms are also untraceable they will not have a serial number for law enforcement to reference in Yemen international aid agencies are warning of the risk of another cholera outbreak after us back saudi-led airstrikes destroyed water and sanitation facilities in the besieged port city of Hoda the UN's World Food Program country director Stephen Anderson also says more than 8 million Yemenis are now experiencing Stream hunger as a result of the ongoing conflict than anything else the Yemeni people now desperately need peace with peace and stability we can start to get people back on their feets start to rebuild their livelihoods in Spain taxi drivers are continuing an indefinite strike to protest wall street backed ride hailing apps like uber which they say have pushed longtime taxicab drivers to financial ruin on Tuesday hundreds of drivers erected tent city tents along one of Madrid's main thoroughfares to block traffic taxi drivers have also launched encampments to block traffic on main thoroughfares in Barcelona and a flotilla bound for Gaza carrying medicine and other humanitarian aid was intercepted in seize Sunday by the Israeli Navy the el agua boat to Gaza was one of a three ship Freedom Flotilla that set sail from Palermo Sicily on July 21st and efforts to break the ongoing Israeli blockade of Gaza organizers say that the Israeli military seized the boat in international waters Sunday assaulting and tasering multiple people before detaining the 22 people on board including international human rights activists from 16 countries two Israeli citizens and two journalists have been released but the rest of the activists remain detained the Middle East monitor reports Norway is asking Israel to explain the legal grounds for seizing the ship which was flying a Norwegian flag at the time of its capture and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now the war and peace report I'm Amy Goodman and I'm Juan Gonzalez welcome to all of our listeners and viewers around the country and around the world


46 thoughts on “Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 1, 2018”

  • bonjour itsizzy says:

    of course the immigrations enforcement whatever the f is a white male who is just spewing more bullshit out of his mouth

  • I can see it coming ppl will soon be getting stopped in the street for there papers armed police on every corner it's coming to America, and It looks like the ppl want it that way the next world war will be Yanks in Jackboots.

  • Deacon Verter says:

    Trump: "Only Americans should vote in American elections." But every dirty political trick to keep minorities and democrats from voting is OK. Talk about the tail wagging the dog!
    Did you notice the sign that said "Hillary will start WW3." What a stupid inbredneck! You may as well worry about Theresa May becoming POTUS.

  • so weird that after a life time of being dedicated to fighting the powers that be, Amy Goodman defends CNN , who really does suck.

  • Tronald Rump thinks he is The Antichrist requiring all to carry the mark of the Beast to buy food.
    And Evangelical phoney Christians are kissing his ass, and begging for more.

  • Trump is a fucking idiot. He's so detached from regular folks cause he grew up rich with daddy's money he doesn't even know how we buy food.

  • The greater number of these not yet reunited children will EVER be with their real parents again. Some of them are probably street kids from Mexico and tagged along with an adult but some were sent with their real parents approval but went with "carriers" that took them to the USA posing as their legal guardians.

  • No one kidnaps and forces children to go to summer camp. At the end of the two week sessions, your parents can come and pick you up. If children want to go home prior to the end of the two weeks, parents can come and pick them up. Summer camps do not put children in cages. Children are free to walk the camp, go on hikes, have cookouts, do craft….and hug their siblings that also attend the camp. Children are also not molested or abused in summer camps.

    I have never bought groceries and had a picture ID. Tired of government overstepping on our rights and creating a police state.

  • Victor Gutierrez says:

    4:25 I'd be fine with voter ID law, if it comes with automatic voter registration for ALL citizens but Republicans would hate that 🙂

  • Benjamin Gary says:

    Cnn does suck and people in the us who are us citizen s should be the only people who should vote not out side people

  • Yeah, introduce voter ID – I support that, if you do it like a civilised society and actually provide them for free. Oh, you won't do that? Why's that again?

  • we need to seriously arrest anyone involved with this boarder separation policy, any american caught doing what ice, the boarder patrol, republicans, and the trump administration is doing on the boarder would be arrested and charged with a number of crimes, the idea the government can do this legally is not constitutional, and it's denying basic human rights to people who have no power. our government is committing crimes and there needs to be accountability, this cannot be allowed to continue.

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    Dear Dipstick,

    You keep claiming that millions of non US citizens voted for Clinton. If that is so, where is the list of those your DoJ has arrested for that felony? And why haven't you held the election officials who allowed it to happen accountable?

    Please slither back into the sewer you crawled out of, and take the rest of the swamp creatures with you.

    Thank you.

  • ALX Armed Liberation Xecutive says:

    ©™ ALX 💥 Armed🔫Liberation⛓ Xecutive🕶 Observation ✍ ✍✍

    Story 1
    Zuckerberg is in bed with the Zionists.
    Facebook censors Palestinian's dissent sites.
    Boycott Facebook.
    Story 2
    HHS was warned not to defacto kidnapp children 🚸
    ICE Gestapo lies.
    Story 3
    Boston protests 👍
    Story 4
    ICE arrests 👎
    Story 5
    Trump moronic meglomaniacal goofball President. Wall will NEVER be built. No land ownership no borders no passports.
    FREE the globe 🌍 to those living on it ‼
    Story 6
    Afghanistan three point plan:
    1. US NATO out.
    2. Taliban return to power.
    3. Relative peace returns.
    Story 7
    No gun printing 👍🔫👎
    Story 8
    American Zionist Saudi Egyptian UAE UK French Septet bringing you the genocide of men 🚹 women🚺 children🚸 and babies 🚼 ⚰⚰ RIP in YEMEN.
    Story 9
    Taxi protests 🚕👍
    Story 10
    The flotilla will be a success if the IDF and Zionist Navy doesn't murder anyone ⛵

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  • JackTheRippin says:

    The 3d printed gun freakout is such a load of horseshit. For starters a 3d printer capable of printing one is far more expensive than just purchasing a gun (legal or illegal), second even a single shot pistol design might be durable enough to fire maybe 50-250 times and much less so for higher caliber necked down cartridges. Third, even if roughly every person with a 3d printer in the states (300k printers) decided to print a gun the number of firearms in the us would go up by a margin of .06%. Wow. Such a scary prospect..

  • In our district, we have always produced picture ID to vote. What a surprise, I could have refused to produce ID all this time.

  • Latest & Greatest says:

    Who gives a flying fuck about people breaking the law? The consequences of the separation should be on the heads of those bringing the kids with them. They know full well what is going to happen if they are caught. Yet they do it. And you defend and condone that type of behavior? WoW!

  • What about a social network for Democracy Now consumers? Real news vs. Fake. Specific information for specific users / builders. Some way DN can redeem itself… A way to help people think better for themselves so they may join together in common aspiration to make better unions. Polarize less.

  • This attack on Facebook is nothing but the elites/Zionists turning a new wave of censorship. Not a Hillary fan, but Hillary broke every ethical codes, and no investigation has taken place against her. This is nothing but a censorship act against the masses, black, white, asian, etc. We (wht, blk, asian, brwn ppl) all have one common enemy. Fools live amongst us playing into this race thing; although the brutality against blks/brwns is unquestionably real because they are the real. The real ppl of zion, aborigines.

  • You can get a 3d printer for $160!
    Why is Juan Gonzales allowed on merely to tell us his name? It makes me dislike him.

  • Twisted Titan says:

    A taxi medallion is almost a million dollars.

    Uber undercut the cost of the ride.

    Cabbie rails against a service that save the customer money rather then the corrupt medallion system.

    Makes perfect sense

  • Twisted Titan says:

    Only American citizens
    Should vote in American elections??

    What the hell is wrong with that??

    Even in shithole narco state Mexico you need ID to vote!!

    Think about that one cause it 100 percent true.

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