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Education is the foundation of political change. In this section we provide news and analyses of current events that you won’t likely read or hear in the corporate media. Our sources are from organizations and independent media outlets free of corporate and government propaganda. We strongly encourage you to share these articles by email and social media so that together we create an echo chamber that overcomes the influence of the oligarchy. You will find large social media sharing buttons on the left side of each article when you open the article to read.

Could Climate Change Spark A Financial Crisis? Candidates Warn Fed It’s A Risk

By John Lippert, Insideclimatenews.org -

A few of the Democrats running for president have started warning about climate change in a way that voters rarely think about yet can profoundly affect their lives. To sum it up: If you think the housing crisis was bad, wait until you see how [...]

FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook

By Staff, AP.org -

SAN FRANCISCO—The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook and the FTC declined to [...]

America’s Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Of Young Girls

By John Whitehead, Mintpressnews.com -

Opinion — They’re called the Little Barbies. Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. This is America’s dirty [...]

Half A Million American Minors Now Live In Mexico

By Claudia Masferrer, Theconversation.com -

While much of the current news has been focused on Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the U.S., little attention has been paid to a different migration story: the number of American-born minors – all U.S. citizens – who [...]

Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways [...]

Iran Faces US Aggression And European Hypocrisy, But This Time It’s Ready

By Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Middleeasteye.net -

There is no reason to expect that a declining and desperate empire will conduct itself in a civilised manner. Iran is prepared for the worst. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on 7 July (AFP) Western cultural [...]

Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful Facebook group for current and retired Border Patrol [...]

New Elections Systems Vulnerable To Hacks, AP Analysis Shows

By Tami Abdollah, AP.org -

WASHINGTON—Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken [...]

Venezuela: US Trying To Destroy Political Dialogue In Barbados

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Wednesday denounced that the U.S. President Donald Trump administration is seeking to "destroy" the negotiations being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro's delegates and the Venezuelan right-wing [...]

UK Government Holds “Media Freedom” Conference While Imprisoning Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, Wsws.org -

Thursday marked three months since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into London’s Belmarsh Prison, where he is being held pending extradition to the United States and a drumhead trial on Espionage [...]

As ICE Raids Begin, Advocates Remind Immigrants That ‘You Have Rights’

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"I can only imagine the fear our immigrant communities feel this morning." Long-feared ICE raids began quietly over the weekend as the agency moved slowly to lead off what's expected to be several days of actions targeting families as part of [...]

The Guardian Campaign Against Corbyn

By Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance -

If criticism against state Zionism is sufficient to prove antisemitism, then many Jewish critics of the Israeli government are therefore antisemites. This is indeed the definition of antisemitism being used in a long-running smear campaign [...]

British McCarthyism: Conservatives, Blairites, And ‘Center’ Journalists

By Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance -

The anti-Corbyn coalition includes the Conservatives, the Blairite right-wing of Labour, and a crew of careerist journalists who are guardians of the “center.” Thus the collaboration of journalists at BBC and The Guardian. There is documentary [...]

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

By Caitlan Johnstone -

One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no [...]

Crystal Geyser Mistakenly Emails Internal Memo To Chronicle

By Alex Brown, Chronicle.com. -

In an email accidentally sent to The Chronicle but apparently meant for the company’s president, Crystal Geyser Chief Operating Officer Page Beykpour said the company’s planned water bottling operation in Randle is likely “dead because the [...]