Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 724, 31 August 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 724, 31 August 2018 Full Issue (145 pages, 8 euros)
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FRONT PAGE – PRIESTS, MANAFORT, COHEN, MCCAIN, COMING VIOLENCE, ISRAEL, IRAN

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight of August include the following:

BEST (in chronological order)

16 August – A Pennsylvania grand jury identified more than 300 alleged “predator priests” / HuffPost
16 August – Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017 / NYT
17 August – Pentagon Postpones Trump Military Parade Until “2019” as Projected Cost Soars Towards $100 Million / Slate
17 August – White Woman Calls the Police on a Black Man for Entering His Own Car / AlterNet
18 August – Ex-CIA official to Trump supporter: We’re done. Get out! – Trump Is Not a King / CNN
18 August – Georgia Police Dept. Defends Use of Taser on 87-Year-Old Woman / NYT
19 August – ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’: Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press / Raw Story
19 August – Israel Rejects UN Report on Protecting Palestinians / Middle East Eye
20 August – Scholar Warns We Could Be Headed for a ‘Violent Conflict’ Between Republicans and Democrats / Salon
21 August – Michigan Health Director to Stand Trial for Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Deaths / NPR
21 August – Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort convicted of 8 counts – Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 8 counts, says “the candidate” directed him / Progress Report
25 August – Donald Trump told ‘the countdown to impeachment has already started’ / Independent
26 August – New CNN Contributor [Rob Astorino] Slammed For Contract Legally Forbidding Any Criticism of Trump / Daily Kos
28 August – No One Wants Trump: John McCain Funeral Snub Latest In Line of Presidential Rejections / AlterNet
29 August – Texas police officer Roy Oliver convicted of murdering unarmed black teen / ThinkProgress
29 August – Drinking Water to Be Shut Off at All Detroit Public Schools / Crain’s Detroit
30 August – DeSantis Warns Florida Not to ‘Monkey This Up,’ and Many Hear a Racist Dog Whistle / NYT
31 August – MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell Burst Out Laughing at How Trump’s Lawyers Treat Him Like a Toddler / AlterNet
31 August – Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal Restrictions: IAEA Report / Popular Information

BY THEME

CORRUPTION & TRIALS
20 August – Trump: Mueller makes Joseph McCarthy ‘look like a baby’ / CNN
20 August – Ex-GOP Congressman [Blake Farenthold] Who Still Owes Taxpayers $84k For Sexual Harassment Settlement / AlterNet
20 August – Zinke caught red-handed trying to sell off public lands / ThinkProgress
20 August – Wells Fargo Terminates Banking Services for Florida Political Candidate Over Her Support for Medical Marijuana / AlterNet
21 August – Former Scott Walker Aide Accuses Governor of Circumventing Public Records Law / AlterNet
21 August – Michigan Health Director to Stand Trial for Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Deaths / NPR
21 August – Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort convicted of 8 counts – Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 8 counts, says “the candidate” directed him / Progress Report
22 August – Crowd Chants ‘Lock Her Up’ The Day Trump’s Former Aides Are Convicted Of Felonies / HuffPost
22 August – New York Prosecutors Can Now Go After Trump with Criminal Charges — Even If Mueller Won’t / DC Report
22 August – How Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses / Daily Kos
22 August – Donald Trump’s crimes [detailed list] / Popular Information
22 August – Trump campaign manager’s crimes / Popular Information
22 August – Republicans admit they’ll slash Medicare, Social Security to pay for their tax cuts / ThinkProgress
23 August – Senators Urge Delaying Brett Kavanaugh Hearing After Cohen, Manafort Cases / HuffPost
23 August – Trump Media Ally Granted Immunity to Tell Investigators the President Made Illegal Payments to Mistresses / Raw Story
24 August – National Enquirer publisher David Pecker granted immunity / WSJ
24 August – David Pecker, Chief of National Enquirer’s Publisher, Is Said to Get Immunity in Trump Inquiry / NYT
24 August – National Enquirer Had a Safe with a Treasure Trove of Dirt on Trump that It Kept Hidden During the Campaign / AlterNet
24 August – Under the Bus: GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife for Illegal Spending / CNN
26 August – ‘He can’t get rid of any of this’: Trump’s wall of secrecy erodes amid growing legal challenges / WP
26 August – New CNN Contributor [Rob Astorino] Slammed For Contract Legally Forbidding Any Criticism of Trump / Daily Kos
29 August – Representative Duncan Hunter was recently indicted for gross misuse of over $250,000 in campaign funds[my wife did it] / Popular Information
30 August – Trump announced the imminent firing /resignation of the White House Counsel, Don McGahn, without telling McGahn first / Progress Report
31 August – MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell Burst Out Laughing at How Trump’s Lawyers Treat Him Like a Toddler / AlterNet

TRUMP VS. PENTAGON & INTELL
17 August – Pentagon Postpones Trump Military Parade Until “2019” as Projected Cost Soars Towards $100 Million / Slate
17 August – Mayor of DC Mocks Trump After President Throws Twitter Tantrum Over Failed Military Parade / AlterNet
17 August – Revoking [Brennan] Clearance, Trump Aims Presidential Power at Russia Inquiry / NYT
18 August – John Brennan [former CIA director]: Trump Is ‘Drunk On Power’ — And Dangerous / HuffPost
18 August – Ex-CIA official to Trump supporter: We’re done. Get out! – Trump Is Not a King / CNN
19 August – Ex-Fox News Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Shreds Former Colleagues: ‘Prostitutes’ And ‘Henchmen’ for Trump / AlterNet
21 August – Who’s spoken out against Trump’s move to revoke former CIA Director Brennan’s security clearance / WP
21 August – Trump Considered Excluding Obama from Presidential Intelligence Briefings / AlterNet
23 August – Watch John Bolton Abruptly End a Press Conference After BBC Reporter Asks Him If Trump Is a ‘Security Risk’ / AlterNet
24 August – Reality Winner [NSA analyst] sentenced to prison after revealing Russian election cyberattack / ThinkProgress
25 August – Kremlin Sources Go Quiet, Leaving CIA in the Dark About Putin’s Plans for Midterms / NYT
28 August – Trump’s Conflict of Interest Rears Its Ugly Head as Report Suggests He Blocked the FBI from Building Near His Hotel / AlterNet

EXTEREM RIGHT – RACISM
17 August – Watch: White Woman Calls the Police on a Black Man for Entering His Own Car / AlterNet
20 August – Scholar Warns We Could Be Headed for a ‘Violent Conflict’ Between Republicans and Democrats / Salon
21 August – Watch: Tearful Black Girl Kicked Out of Class at Christian [Catholic] School Over ‘Unnatural’ Hair / Raw Story
22 August – Trump administration is using federal disability law to disenfranchise minority voters / ThinkProgress
22 August – Anti-abortion activists vow to violate patients’ privacy in new tactic to stoke fear / ThinkProgress
23 August – GOP Texas Lt. Governor: ‘CNN, MSNBC’ And Democrats ‘Are All Accomplices’ in Mollie Tibbetts’ Death / AlterNet
24 August – Two White Men Sentenced to Prison for Beating Black Man During Charlottesville Rally / NPR
29 August – Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture / NYT
30 August – DeSantis Warns Florida Not to ‘Monkey This Up,’ and Many Hear a Racist Dog Whistle / NYT
31 August – Hyatt Hotels defends hosting anti-Muslim hate group, even as competitors shut their doors / ThinkProgress
31 August – Watch Two White Men Throw ‘Kid’ off San Francisco Train — Into Traffic — Over Loud Music / Raw Story

COPS – GUNS
18 August – Georgia Police Dept. Defends Use of Taser on 87-Year-Old Woman / NYT
19 August – Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover / Fox
21 August – Two US Agents Fired Into Mexico, Killing Teenagers – Only One Faces a Lawsuit / NYT
21 August – Acting ICE Chief Falsely Claims Families Would Have Been Reunited Without Court Orders / New Civil Rights Movement
27 August – Two killed in shooting at Jacksonville video game tournament / CNN
27 August – Boy stabs girl at school assembly up to 11 times after she rejected his advances / ThinkProgress
29 August – Blocked From Posting Printable Gun Plans, Activist Will Mail Them Instead / NYT
29 August – Texas police officer Roy Oliver convicted of murdering unarmed black teen / ThinkProgress
30 August – The Washington Post reported yesterday that the Trump administration is now denying passport renewals to US citizens born near the border / Progress Report
31 August – ‘Trump slump’ hits gun manufacturers, new report shows / ThinkProgress
31 August – A Chicago Cop Is Going on Trial for the Execution of Laquan McDonald / Mother Jones

CHURCH – RELIGION
16 August – A Pennsylvania grand jury identified more than 300 alleged “predator priests” / HuffPost
16 August – Utah group says medical marijuana ballot violates freedom of religion / ThinkProgress
17 August – Mormons Claim Utah Marijuana Ballot Initiative Violates Their Religious Freedom / Daily Kos
18 August – Why the Roman Catholic Church continues to struggle with sexual abuse scandals [ask Freud about it] / USA TODAY
19 August – How the Catholic Church Worked With Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Protect Itself From Sexual Abuse Investigations / Salon
20 August – Catholic churches hold “Mass of forgiveness” after priest sex abuse report / CBS
20 August – A Catholic cardinal would rather blame the gays than address the church’s sex abuse problem / ThinkProgress
25 August – $3.8 billion paid in lawsuits and claims over sex abuse allegations in Catholic Church since 1980s, group says / CNN

TRUMP
19 August – ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’: Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press / Raw Story
20 August – Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Wanted to Ask President Clinton These Sexually Explicit Questions / New Civil Rights Movement
22 August – Donald Trump Was Too Incompetent to Pick a Fed Chair He Agreed With, and Now He’s Mad About It / Slate
25 August – Donald Trump told ‘the countdown to impeachment has already started’ / Independent
29 August – If GOP Loses Hold on Congress, Trump Warns, Democrats Will Enact Change ‘Quickly and Violently’ / NYT
30 August – Trump warns change would come ‘violently’ if Republicans lose in midterms / ABC
30 August – Trump touts Puerto Rico response as ‘fantastic’ despite nearly 3,000 dead / CNN

JOHN MCCAIN
25 August – ‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Have the Standing to Lick John McCain’s Boots’: Republican Strategist Rick Wilson / Raw Story
26 August – John McCain dies at age 81 – 10 moments that will shape the senator’s legacy / Guardian
27 August – Trump rejected plans for White House statement praising McCain / CNN
27 August – Arizona Republicans Have Made Their Loyalties Clear — They Choose Trump Over McCain / Daily Kos
28 August – Trump’s brand of politics has eclipsed McCain’s / CNN
28 August – Donald Trump’s Response to John McCain’s Death Reminds Us Just How Petty He Is / New Yorker
28 August – No One Wants Trump: John McCain Funeral Snub Latest In Line of Presidential Rejections / AlterNet

ENVIRONMENT – POLLUTION
17 August – Fracking is destroying US water supply, warns shocking new study / ThinkProgress
17 August – Trump Keeps Trying to Kill Agency That Investigates Chemical Plant Disasters / Center for Investigative Reporting
21 August – Trump’s EPA Admits Their Own Power Plant Rule Change Will Cause Up To 1,400 More Deaths A Year / AlterNet
29 August – California Lawmakers Set Goal for Carbon-Free Energy by 2045 / NYT
29 August – Drinking Water to Be Shut Off at All Detroit Public Schools / Crain’s Detroit
30 August – Detroit turns off every public school’s drinking water due to high levels of lead, copper / ThinkProgress
31 August – Detroit shutting off drinking water in all schools because of lead, copper contamination / Detroit Free Press

TECH & MEDIA
20 August – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits ‘left-leaning’ bias, but says ideology doesn’t influence policy / SILive.com
21 August – German Towns Where Facebook Use Is Higher Than Average Reliably Experience More Attacks on Refugees / AlterNet
23 August – Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests / NYT
25 August – Amazon Hired an Army of Employees to Say Nice Things About It on Twitter / Business Insider
28 August – Trump Calls Google Search ‘RIGGED’ After Watching Unhinged Fox Interview With Right-Wing YouTube Stars / AlterNet
29 August – Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results / NYT
29 August – Trump takes aim at tech giants / Hill

DIVERS
16 August – Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017 / NYT
19 August – Israel Rejects UN Report on Protecting Palestinians / Middle East Eye
25 August – Crunch time in Pakistan [new PM Imran Khan, jihadists & IMF] / James M. Dorsey
28 August – Veterinarians Report That Some People Are Abusing Their Pets to Get Opioids / Salon
29 August – German Far Right and Counterprotesters Clash in Chemnitz / NYT
31 August – Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal Restrictions: IAEA Report / Popular Information

The best quotes of the first fortnight of August include the following:

“Donald Trump Doesn’t Have the Standing to Lick John McCain’s Boots”: Republican Strategist Rick Wilson
[Trump] “No President’s Words Have Ever Meant Less”
“The US administration is demonstrating the use of cheap blackmail as a political tool”
Salon: “America Is Married to the Mob”
“No One Wants Trump”

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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 723, 15 August 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 723, 15 August 2018 Full Issue (134 pages, 8 euros)
Twice Every Month
Next Issue, 15 August 2018 Summary Issue (4 page, free on request)
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Web: http:intelligenceadi.wordpress.com
List: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/intelligence-secrecy-power-adi/info
Postal: ADI, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

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FRONT PAGE – CALIFORNIA BURNS, TRUMP TWEETS, ELECTIONS COMING, ROUNDUP PAYS $289M, TRIALS GO ON

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 August 2018 to 15 August 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of August include the following:

BEST (in chronological order)

*1 August – Donald Trump Says You Need A Picture ID To Buy Groceries In America/ HuffPost
*3 August – Trump administration says ACLU — not government — should find deported parents/ USA Today
*5 August – Trump acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent/ Chicago Tribune
*9 August – Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Says He’s ‘Very Proud’ the State Joined the Confederacy During the Civil War/ AlterNet
*9 August – Arkansas Officer Tells Group of Black Residents They ‘Don’t Belong in My City’/ AlterNet
*11 August – Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer/ AP
*12 August – Trump Tweets Nonsense as California Burns/ Salon
*13 August – Inside the stolen passenger plane: ‘I played video games before, so I know what I’m doing, a little bit’/ GeekWire
*14 August – An 11-Year-Old at a Hacking Convention Demonstrates Ability to Hack and Change Florida Vote in 10 minutes/ Daily Kos
*15 August – Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Former CIA Head John Brennan — Accuses Him of ‘Erratic Conduct and Behavior’/ AlterNet

BY THEME

TRUMP (person)
1 August – Charles Koch Takes On Trump. Trump Takes On Charles Koch/ NYT
1 August – Donald Trump Says You Need A Picture ID To Buy Groceries In America/ HuffPost
1 August – Trump to propose 25% tariff on China imports worth $200 billion, source says/ CNBC
3 August – Trump Urges Lawmakers to Push 1 Million Americans Off Food Stamp Program/ Common Dreams
5 August – Trump Mocks LeBron James’s Intelligence and Calls Don Lemon ‘Dumbest Man’ on TV/ NYT
5 August – Melania Trump contradicts her husband on LeBron James/ CNN
5 August – When Trump attacked LeBron James, it had an unintended effect: other athletes speaking out/ WP
6 August – Trump tweeted what?!? – President Trump is a lawyer’s client from hell. He lacks self-control, cannot tell the truth and will not absorb legal advice he doesn’t like/ WP
7 August – West Hollywood passes resolution to remove President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star/ Fox
10 August – ‘This Book Is Riddled with Lies’: Sarah Sanders Does Damage Control After Omarosa Memoir Claims Trump Repeatedly Used N-Word/ AlterNet
12 August – Trump Tweets Nonsense as California Burns/ Salon
13 August – The utter collapse of Donald Trump’s ‘best people’ boast/ CNN
14 August – Omarosa claims Trump is ‘physically ill’, ‘just this side of functionally illiterate’ in new book/ Fox
15 August – Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Former CIA Head John Brennan — Accuses Him of ‘Erratic Conduct and Behavior’/ AlterNet

POLITICS & CORRUPTION
2 August – New Poll Shows ‘Unabashedly Left’ Policies Are Extremely Popular with Voters/ Common Dreams
5 August – The Partisan Battle Brett Kavanaugh Now Regrets/ NYT
6 August – Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms/ NYT
7 August – Arizona GOP Candidate Freaks Out And Accuses Newspaper of ‘Fake News’ After It Endorses Her Republican Opponent/ Raw Story
7 August – Here Are 4 Prominent Right-Wingers Who Have Officially Left the Republican Party Because of President Trump/ AlterNet
7 August – ‘Tariffs Feed the Swamp’: Wall Street Journal Issues Scathing Editorial Against Trump’s Latest Recipe for ‘Crony Capitalism and Corruption’/ AlterNet
8 August – Trump-Loving GOP Congressman [Chris Collins] Arrested by FBI on Securities Fraud Charges/ AlterNet
9 August – A year later, Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria death toll 20 times higher than original count/ ThinkProgress
9 August – Court tells New Orleans judge to stop locking people up because they are poor/ ThinkProgress
10 August – Newly Released Cables Reveal Cruelty and Pointlessness of CIA Torture Under Gina Haspel/ AlterNet
10 August – Wall Street Journal Offers Pitiful Defense of Rampant Right-Wing Corruption by Trying to Blame Democrats/ AlterNet
11 August – Democrats all but acknowledge Kavanaugh is headed toward confirmation to Supreme Court/ WP

“THE RUSSIA THING” & TRIALS
1 August – Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts/ NYT
3 August – Russia still working to undermine US elections, top national security officials warn/ AOL
3 August – Russian Threat ‘Is Real,’ Trump Officials Say, Vowing to Protect US Elections/ NYT
4 August – Accountant of Ex-Trump Aide Manafort Testifies She Helped Falsify Documents/ Reuters
5 August – Beyond the NRA: Maria Butina’s Peculiar Bid for Russian Influence/ NYT
5 August – Trump acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political …/ Chicago Tribune
5 August – Trump Lashes Out and Declares 2016 Meeting Between Don Trump Jr and Russians ‘Totally Legal and Done All the Time’/ Raw Story
6 August – President Admits Focus of Trump Tower Meeting Was Getting Dirt on Clinton/ NYT
7 August – Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort/ NYT
14 August – An 11-Year-Old at a Hacking Convention Demonstrates Ability to Hack and Change Florida Vote in 10 minutes/ Daily Kos
14 August – Putin Wants Trump to Hand Over Three DHS Agents Who Are Investigating a Company Linked to the Don Jr Meeting/ Raw Story

EXTREME RIGHT & RACISM
5 August – Emmett Till Mississippi Memorial Sign Riddled With Bullets 35 Days After Being Replaced/ Newsweek
5 August – Portland Far-Right Rally: Police Charge Counterprotesters With Batons Drawn/ Guardian
6 August – The Mississippi Delta memorial sign marking where 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in 1955 was found riddled with bullets just 35 days after it was replaced/ Newsweek
7 August – GOP Candidate [Pastor Mark Harris] Defends Claim Wives Should Submit to Husbands: Jesus ‘Didn’t Consider it Wrong to Submit Himself to the Father’/ AlterNet
9 August – Children found in New Mexico compound were training for school shootings, prosecutors say/ CNN
9 August – Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Says He’s ‘Very Proud’ the State Joined the Confederacy During the Civil War/ AlterNet
9 August – Watch: Arkansas Officer Tells Group of Black Residents They ‘Don’t Belong in My City’/ AlterNet
10 August – Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally/ BBC
12 August – Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets a year after far-right rally/ Reuters
13 August – Dueling rallies protest in Washington – Counter-protesters far outnumber white nationalists arriving in Washington/ NBC
14 August – Fighting Conspiracies, Sandy Hook Parent Is Thwarted by Online Policies/ NYT

COPS & GUNS
1 August – Judge Blocks Attempt to Post Blueprints for 3-D Guns/ NYT
1 August – Massachusetts town’s entire 4-person police department quits over ‘unsafe working conditions’/ NYDN
1 August – NRA Joins Questioning of Florida Sheriff in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case/ NYT
2 August – Newly released documents reveal Memphis police have been spying on Black Lives Matter activists/ ThinkProgress
4 August – NRA Says it Is Facing a Financial Crisis, Twitter Users Send “Thoughts & Prayers”/ Slate
5 August – Hardline US ‘gundamentalists’ pressure NRA from within/ Reuters
5 August – NRA Suit Claims Cuomo’s ‘Blacklisting’ Has Cost It Millions of Dollars/ NYT
5 August – Parkland Shooter Asked for Help, but Was Denied Before Shooting/ Daily Beast
7 August – Florida bystander shoots gunman who opened fire at back-to-school festival/ AP
12 August – Watch: London Police Officer Stops Black Man and Demands He ‘Account’ for His Presence/ AlterNet

TRUMP (administration)
1 August – To Nix Obama Fuel Standard, White House Argues That Better Gas Mileage Is Dangerous/ Talking Points Memo
2 August – Ignore the facts — only way to justify rollback of EPA’s greenhouse gas standards/ Hill
3 August – FDA Did Not Intervene to Curb Risky Fentanyl Prescriptions/ NYT
3 August – ‘It’s Like The Truman Show’: Government Officials Are Reportedly Ignoring Trump’s Twitter Demands Because He Still Doesn’t Know How to Be President – He thinks he can just tweet, and actions will follow/ AlterNet
3 August – Trump Officials Link Fuel Economy Rules to Deadly Crashes – Experts Are Skeptical/ NYT
5 August – As Wildfires Rage, Trump Administration Plans to Slash Fire Science Funding/ Center for Investigative Reporting
6 August – White House Shuts Out Press As Trump Hunkers Down in New Jersey After Admitting to Collusion/ AlterNet
7 August – US to Restore Sanctions on Iran, Deepening Divide With Europe/ NYT
10 August – US Officials Scrambled Behind the Scenes to Shield NATO Deal From Trump/ NYT

MIGRANTS
1 August – How One Agency Built a Multimillion-Dollar Business in Migrant Children/ NYT
3 August – Trump administration says ACLU — not government — should find deported parents/ USA Today
4 August – Judge: Trump administration has ‘sole burden’ to locate migrant parents separated from children/ Politico
7 August – This judge [Andrew Hanen] is so anti-immigrant even the Trump administration wants him to chill/ ThinkProgress
9 August – A Van Filled with Migrant Mothers Separated from Their Children Crashed — Then ICE Lied About It/ AlterNet
9 August – ‘Not Acceptable’: Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Deporting Asylum Seekers — And Threatens to Hold Sessions in Contempt/ AlterNet

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
3 August – Ahed Tamimi Is Free, but 350 Palestinian Children Remain in Military Jails/ Truthout
7 August – A Top Syrian Rocket Scientist Is Blown Up, and Fingers Point at Mossad/ NYT
9 August – Israeli jets bombard Gaza with 150 strikes in response to barrage of rockets/ WP
10 August – Israel retaliates after Hamas launches at least 200 rockets into Israeli territory/ LAT
13 August – As Victims’ Families Fight for Justice, Secret Report Details How Israel Used Armed Drone to Kill Gazan Children/ Common Dreams

DIVERS
2 August – Iran just heated up tensions with Trump in a major show of force to practice closing the Strait of Hormuz/ Business Insider
2 August – Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases/ BBC
4 August – Pope’s Death Penalty Stance Won’t Stop Execution, Nebraska’s Catholic Governor Says/ NYT
4 August – A Pregnant Woman Ordered a Latte at McDonald’s – She Received a Cup of Cleaning Fluid/ NYT
4 August – Earth’s Carbon Concentrations Soar to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years/ Common Dreams
6 August – Ex-Wall Street Banker Sounds the Alarm: Ten Years After the Financial Crisis, ‘We’re Going to End Up In the Same Situation’/ AlterNet
9 August – China hits back at US with $16 billion in retaliatory tariffs/ AOL
11 August – Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer/ AP
13 August – Inside the stolen passenger plane: ‘I played video games before, so I know what I’m doing, a little bit’/ GeekWire

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 722, 31 July 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP)                             – ISSN 1245-2122
N. 722, 31 July 2018                           – Full Issue (138 pages, 8 euros)
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Next Issue, 15 August 2018                – Summary Issue (4 page, free on request)
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Editor
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Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP-PUTIN-HELSINKI, RACISM-FAR RIGHT, “THE RUSSIA THING”

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 July 2018 to 31 July 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight of July include the following:

BEST (in chronological order)

**16 July – *Donald Trump’s Ambassador of Religious Freedom Lobbied on Behalf of an Anti-Islam Activist/ Salon
**16 July – *Trump thanks Finland for support on NATO, but Finland is not in NATO/ Think Progress
**17 July – *Trump attacks media for not reporting great things about Putin meeting nobody was allowed to attend/ ThinkProgress
**17 July – *Man killed by Chicago police was trying to show officers his gun license/ ThinkProgress
**17 July – *Mandalay Bay [Las Vegas hotel] owner files complaint against victims of Las Vegas shooting/ NBC
**18 July – *Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic [the FBI is “supposed to be” anti-Democratic]/ CNN
**26 July – *Brock Turner [with attempted rape conviction] Insists He Never Wanted Sex, Only “Outercourse”/ Slate
**26 July – *CNN Reporter: White House Called My Questions Inappropriate, Banned Me From Event – Kaitlan Collins/ NPR
**27 July – *US the Most Dangerous Developed Country to Give Birth In: Report/ Newsweek

BY THEME

TRUMP
16 July – *Donald Trump’s Ambassador of Religious Freedom Lobbied on Behalf of an Anti-Islam Activist/ Salon
16 July – *Trump thanks Finland for support on NATO, but Finland is not in NATO/ Think Progress
19 July – *The White House Says the US Has Defeated Poverty/ Slate
20 July – *Cohen Has Secret Tapes of Trump Discussing His Playmate Payout — And Now the FBI Has Them/ Raw Story
23 July – *Trump Tweets Late-Night Threat At Iranian President: ‘BE CAUTIOUS’/ HuffPost
23 July – *Mattis May Have to Personally Intervene to Stop ‘Frustrated’ Trump from Nuking Iran/ Raw Story
23 July – *Trump ‘Exploring Mechanisms’ to Remove Security Clearances for Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe and Rice/ AlterNet
26 July – *Michael Cohen’s secret Trump tape [on Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization chief financial officer]/ Business Insider
26 July – *CNN Reporter: White House Called My Questions Inappropriate, Banned Me From Event – Kaitlan Collins/ NPR
26 July – *Trump and Juncker sign commercial armistice to everyone’s surprise/ Le Monde
26 July – *Franklin Graham Tells Evangelicals to Lay Off President Trump or God Won’t Be Happy/ AlterNet
26 July – *’Fox Stands Firmly with CNN’: Trump’s Favorite News Network Actually Rebukes His Latest Attack on the Press/ AlterNet
27 July – *Michael Avenatti: 3 More Women Were Paid ‘Hush Money’ For Relationships With Trump/ HuffPost
29 July – *Trump tariffs assailed at Koch network gathering/ Politico
30 July – *Judge Orders Trump Administration to Hand Over Information on Deported Migrant Parents/ Daily Kos
31 July – *Trump Attacks Koch Brothers, Saying He Doesn’t Need Their “Money or Bad Ideas”/ HuffPost
31 July – *Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Drugging Migrant Children/ Common Dreams

TRUMP-PUTIN-HELSINKI
16 July – *Ex-CIA Head [John Brennan] Suggests Trump Is ‘Hiding’ Something About His Relationship with Putin/ AlterNet
17 July – *Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions US Intelligence on 2016 Election/ NYT
17 July – *Trump attacks media for not reporting great things about Putin meeting nobody was allowed to attend/ ThinkProgress
17 July – *Even Fox Commentators Agree: Putin’s Helsinki Hustle Humiliated Trump/ Truthout

17 July – *Reporter Dragged From Helsinki Meeting After Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty/ Democracy Now
18 July – *’Trump Is No Longer Our Leader’: Republican Texas State Lawmaker Calls for Impeachment After Putin Meeting/ TribTalk
20 July – *Trump to Invite Putin to Washington as Top Advisers Seek Details of Their Summit Talks/ NYT
20 July – *Putin invite sends Washington into Russian twilight zone/ CNN
20 July – *DNI Dan Coats Has 3 Words After Learning Trump Invited Vladimir Putin [“Say that again?”]/ HuffPost
20 July – *What Americans should do after Helsinki – “Trump officials, quit now”: Daniel Coats/ WP
20 July – *George Will [Conservative WP columnist] charges that Trump colluded with Putin/ Hill

RACISM, FAR RIGHT
16 July – *’N*gger, N*gger, N*gger!’: White Man Unleashes Racist Rant Against Family for Anti-Trump Yard Sign/ AlterNet
24 July – *The racist [GOP] candidate [Patrick Little] claims that Jewish people “completely controlled” slave trade/ Raw Story
19 July – *DHS Secretary Defends Violent White Supremacists in Charlottesville/ New Civil Rights Movement
20 July – *’Traveling While Black’ Guidebooks Aren’t in Print Anymore — But They Still Resonate in Modern America/ Conversation
20 July – *Bulk of families separated at US-Mexico border remain apart/ Reuters
24 July – *Wealthy White Teenager Who Drove Getaway Car for Gang Murder of Innocent Black Man Walks Free/ AlterNet
25 July – *More Than 450 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Their Children/ NYT
26 July – *Same-Sex Couple Rejected by Senior Living Community Because Their Marriage Doesn’t Meet “Biblical Definition”/ New Civil Rights Movement

“THE RUSSIA THING”
17 July – *Trump accuses Obama of rigging Russia investigation [FBI agent Peter Strzok]/ ThinkProgress
19 July – *DHS chief backs up intel assessment that Russia interfered in US elections/ Hill
23 July – *President Donald Trump: ‘Drop the discredited Mueller witch hunt now!’/ AOL
23 July – *Trump: Obama didn’t warn about Russia before election because ‘it is all a big hoax’/ Hill
31 July – *Manafort Heads To Court As First Defendant In Mueller Probe To Face Trial/ NPR
31 July – *Dershowitz: Mueller Hoping Manafort Will Choose to Testify Against Trump Rather Than ‘Die in Prison’/ Fox

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
19 July – *Israel Passes Law Anchoring Itself as Nation-State of the Jewish People/ NYT
21 July – *Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence/ NYT
21 July – *After Warning of ‘Large and Painful Military Operation,’ Israel Begins Massive Bombing of Gaza/ Common Dreams
23 July – *Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy – More Nations May Follow/ NYT
28 July – *UN Envoy Condemns “Shocking and Tragic” Death of 12-Year-Old in Gaza Clashes/ Times of Israel

COPS, FBI, ICE
17 July – *Man killed by Chicago police was trying to show officers his gun license/ ThinkProgress
18 July – *Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic [the FBI is “supposed to be” anti-Democratic]/ CNN
18 July – *Sexual Assault Inside ICE Detention: 2 Survivors Tell Their Stories/ NYT
24 July – *ICE-contracted private prison company made potentially illegal donation to GOP governor’s PAC/ Think Progress
26 July – *ICE to deport the wife of decorated Marine veteran/ ThinkProgress

GUNS
17 July – *Mandalay Bay [Las Vegas hotel] owner files complaint against victims of Las Vegas shooting/ NBC
17 July – *GOP candidate for Arizona state Senate who killed his mother supports ‘good guys’ with guns/ ThinkProgress
21 July – *A Florida man who fatally shot a father of three in an argument over parking space will not be arrested, because of the state’s “stand your ground” law/ Newsweek
30 July – *NRA, Republicans refute GOP sheriff’s stand-your-ground claims [in Florida]/ Politico

FACEBOOK
18 July – *Mark Zuckerberg Defends Holocaust Deniers During Discussion About Allowing Fake News on Facebook/ AlterNet
19 July – *Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence/ NYT
26 July – *Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals/ NYT
29 July – *Facebook’s 20% Stock Implosion Signalled By Insider Selling/ Forbes

MARIA BUTINA
18 July – *NRA’s Alleged Russian Spy ‘Offered Sex’ for Job with ‘Special Interest’ Organization/ Raw Story
19 July – *Maria Butina, Suspected Secret Agent, Used Sex in Covert Plan, Prosecutors Say/ NYT
19 July – *The DOJ charged a Russian national, Maria Butina, on conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent for setting up a secret line of communication with Republican Party leaders through the NRA/ Progress Report

DIVERS
18 July – *In New York, Intolerance Has Become Routine/ ProPublica
19 July – *Taliban Leaders Declare a Halt to Bombings in Civilian Areas/ NYT
21 July – *China is waging a ‘quiet kind of cold war’ against US, top CIA expert [Michael Collins] says/ CNBC
23 July – *Censors jump into action as China’s latest vaccine scandal ignites/ Yahoo
26 July – *Brock Turner [with attempted rape conviction] Insists He Never Wanted Sex, Only “Outercourse”/ Slate
27 July – *US the Most Dangerous Developed Country to Give Birth In: Report/ Newsweek

The best quotes of the last fortnight of July include the following:

A “Biblical Definition” of marriage [not same sex]
Trump with Putin: “The Audacity of a Dope”

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 721, 15 July 2018) were: Trump (460X), Supreme Court (57X), NATO (55X), Russian (52X), UN (48X), China (48X), Children (47X), Trade (45X), UK (42X), Immigration (40X), The US (39X), Putin (36X), North Korea (35X), Brett Kavanaugh (33X), Democrats (29X), Israel (28X), Summit (27X), Mike Pompeo (26X), Syria (26X) and Allies (26X). The major themes were: Trump – UK, EU, NATO, Russia; Far Right – GOP – US Politics; Facism – Racism – Incivility; Cops – ICE – FBI; The Russia Thing; Immigration; UK – Brexit; Supreme Court; Israel/Palestine; EPA – Pruitt; and Guns.

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 721 issue for the last fortnight of July 2018 are: Trump (799X), US (228X), Vladimir Putin (123X), Russia (102X), Michael Cohen (72X), China (67X), Trade (65X), Children (63X), UN (58X), Republicans (53X), White House (51X), Robert Mueller (45X), Border (45X), California (44X), Iran (43X), Media (39X), Democrats (36X), Korea (35X), Helsinki (33X), Facebook (32X), Brett Kavanaugh (32X), and Israel (30X). The major themes as seen above are: Trump (by himself); Trump-Putin-Helsinki; Racism, Far Right; “The Russia Thing”; Israel/Palestine; Cops, FBI, ICE; Guns; Facebook; and Maria Butina.

WORD COUNT
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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 721, 15 July 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – ISSN 1245-2122
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FRONT PAGE – SUPREME COURT, KIDS AT THE BORDER, MUELLER INDICTS 12, TRUMP TRIP

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 July 2018 to 15 Julye 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of July include the following:

BEST (in chronological order)

*1 JULY *Georgia police officer [Zechariah Presley] stalked and hunted fleeing black man [Anthony Green] / CBS
*4 JULY *Al-Shabaab bans single use plastic bags because of “threat to people and livestock” [ecological jihadists] / Independent
*4 JULY *’I Can’t Afford That’: Trapped and Injured by Subway Car, Woman Begged Bystanders Not to Call Ambulance Due to Expense / Common Dreams
*5 JULY *’Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules / NYT
*6 JULY *Trump Admin. Officials ‘Destroyed’ Records of Immigrant Kids Separated from Their Parents / AlterNet
*8 JULY *A Baby Was Treated With a Nap and a Bottle of Formula. The Bill Was $18,000 / Kaiser Health News
*9 JULY *Tiny Pro-Gun Rally Featuring ‘Conceal Carry Yoga Pants’ Makes It One Whole Block / Daily Kos
*9 JULY *US Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials [Trump does anything for industrial interests] / NYT
*10 JULY *Christian Broadcaster Claims Democrats Will Go on Killing Spree Against Republicans / AlterNet
*10 JULY *Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed to retire if Trump promised to replace him with Brett Kavanaugh / Raw Story
*10 JULY *Unable to Stop Flaming Kites, Israel Moves to Choke Off Gaza Commerce / NYT
*11 JULY *Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Aza: Separating immigrant families is “one of the great acts of American generosity” [just a little bit out of touch with the real world] / Think Progress
*11 JULY *”Jews Must Be Stopped”: California GOP Congressional Candidate [John Fitzgerald] Robocall / Forward
*11 JULY *Three-quarters of US lawmakers don’t look to university scientists for behavioral health research / Science Daily
*13 JULY *Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking Clinton campaign and DNC servers / Think Progress
*14 JULY *61 sick in parasite outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads / NBC
*14 JULY *Bulldozed to Death [by cops] for Growing 10 Marijuana Plants [capital punishment without a trial for growing weed] / Independent Media Institute
*14 JULY *Trump Invited the Russians to Hack Clinton / NYT
*15 JULY *2 Georgia police officers used a coin flip app to decide whether to arrest a woman / Business Insider
*15 JULY *Israel – The Map That Shocked Obama [almost sixty per cent of the West Bank claimed by Israel] / Daily Kos
*15 JULY *Israel in Turmoil Over Bill Allowing Jews and Arabs to Be Segregated [apartheid is really coming back] / Guardian
*15 JULY *Unhinged Enough to Endorse Program Called “Kinderguardians” That Puts Guns in Hands of 4-Year-Old Kids / Common Dreams

BY THEME

1-15 JULY 2018 117X

TRUMP – UK, EU, NATO, RUSSIA
1 JULY *Trump responds to “Abolish ICE” with false claim US is overrun by MS-13 / Vox
2 JULY *’Trump Is Talking Like a Dictator’: Lifelong Republican Running for Senate As Democrat / Salon
4 JULY *In a Fox-Inspired Tweetstorm, Trump Offers a Medley of Falsehoods and Misstatements / NYT
5 JULY *Trump says coal is best because it can survive a bomb / Think Progress
7 JULY *Here’s How ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’ [Donald Trump] Dishonors Our Troops [and did serve during the Vietnam war] / Salon
7 JULY *Wall Street Journal Burns ‘Master Negotiator’ Donald Trump for Starting Trade War / Raw Story
7 JULY *MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Challenges Hannity to Respond to Trump’s Lack of ‘Decency’ / AlterNet
7 JULY *North Korea Slams US “Gangster-Like” Demands at Nuclear Talks / Bloomberg
8 JULY *All Remaining Charges Dropped Against Trump Inauguration Protesters – ‘Epic Failure’ to Prove Wrongdoing / Common Dreams
10 JULY *Trump kicks off European tour by bashing NATO, EU on trade before Putin summit / Business Insider
11 JULY *Historian Dispels Notion Trump ‘Hijacked’ America: We Surrendered to Our ‘Worst Instincts’ / Raw Story
12 JULY *White House Blames ‘Pastries and Cheese’ for John Kelly’s Pained Expression at Summit — Not Trump’s Galling Attacks on Allies / AlterNet
13 JULY *’Germany is totally controlled by Russia’: Trump at Nato summit / Guardian
13 JULY *Trump Brags He’s The Most Popular Person In GOP History: ‘I Beat Our Honest Abe’ / HuffPost
13 JULY *Trump says Putin would not have invaded Crimea if he were president / Fox
13 JULY *Trump says there’s a crisis at NATO. He’s right. And the crisis is him / WP
13 JULY *”I’m a very stable genius”: Trump shocks the world with bizarre NATO summit appearance / Salon
13 JULY *Scottish beer company offering ‘tiny cans’ for Trump’s ‘tiny hands’ / Hill
13 JULY *Trump opens NATO summit with blistering criticism of Germany, labels allies ‘delinquent’ / CNN
13 JULY *Trump’s new round of China tariffs could hit some MAGA hats / CBS
13 JULY *Trump: Europe is ‘losing its culture’ because of immigration / Hill

FAR RIGHT – GOP – US POLITICS
2 JULY *Internet Lashes Out at Rubio for Whining About Curse Words While Journalists Are Murdered / Common Dreams
4 JULY *’I Can’t Afford That’: Trapped and Injured by Subway Car, Woman Begged Bystanders Not to Call Ambulance Due to Expense / Common Dreams
5 JULY *’Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules / NYT
6 JULY *Bill Shine, Ousted From Fox News in Scandal, Joins White House Communications Team [when you can’t make it at Fox, try the White House] / NYT
7 JULY *Ex-RNC finance chair’s former mistress sues him and Stormy Daniels’ lawyers / CNN
8 JULY *California Prosecutor [Michael Selyem] Goes on Online Rampage with Attack on Michelle Obama — And then Calls for Maxine Waters to be Shot [isn’t that illegal, even for a prosecutor] / Raw Story
8 JULY *A Baby Was Treated With a Nap and a Bottle of Formula. The Bill Was $18,000 / Kaiser Health News
9 JULY *US Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials [Trump does anything for industrial interests] / NYT
9 JULY *Trump Alt-Right Aide Stephen Miller Whines He Got Cursed Out by a Bartender After Ordering $80 Worth of Sushi / New Civil Rights Movement
11 JULY *US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports / LAT
11 JULY *Three-quarters of US lawmakers don’t look to university scientists for behavioral health research / Science Daily
13 JULY *Declaring War on Poverty ‘Largely Over,’ White House Urges Work Requirements for Aid / NYT
14 JULY *Ex-Health Secretary Tom Price Wasted $341,000 on Improper Travel, Inquiry Finds / NYT

FACISM – RACISM – INCIVILITY
1 JULY *A 12-year-old in Ohio cutting when a neighbor called the police – he accidentally mowing part of her yard / WIVB-TV
5 JULY *Visiting voters led to a visit from police for Janelle Bynum, a black lawmaker from Oregon / USA Today
5 JULY *White Georgia Woman Calls Cops on Black Woman for Smoking a Cigarette in Her Own Parking Garage / Raw Story
6 JULY *Subway Employee Calls Police on Two Black Parents and Their Four Kids Eating Dinner / Daily Kos
10 JULY *Christian Broadcaster Claims Democrats Will Go on Killing Spree Against Republicans / AlterNet
11 JULY *”Jews Must Be Stopped”: California GOP Congressional Candidate [John Fitzgerald] Robocall / Forward
12 JULY *”Fat Mexican B*tches”: Racist White Women Attack Colorado Neighbors and Defy Police / Raw Story
14 JULY *White Woman Calls Cops on Black Man for Listening to Yoga CD in His Car / Raw Story

COPS – ICE – FBI
1 JULY *’Even the cops don’t like us anymore’: Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided / LAT
1 JULY *Georgia police officer [Zechariah Presley] stalked and hunted fleeing black man [Anthony Green] / CBS
1 JULY *Experts say there is a shift in how police-involved shootings are being handled by prosecutors / NBC
8 JULY *FBI Targeted Folk Singer Dave Van Ronk [you’re not a good folk singer unless the FBI is targeting you] / Truthout
9 JULY *Hunger, Fear, Desperation: What Came of an “Ordinary” ICE Raid / AP
11 JULY *Behind the Blockades: Intersectional Organizing to Abolish ICE / Truthout
14 JULY *Bulldozed to Death [by cops] for Growing 10 Marijuana Plants [capital punishment without a trial for growing weed] / Independent Media Institute
15 JULY *2 Georgia police officers used a coin flip app to decide whether to arrest a woman / Business Insider

RUSSIA THING . . .

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 720, 30 June 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
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FRONT PAGE – IMMIGRATION, US COPS & POLITICS, ISRAEL, SHOOTINGS, TRUMP, MEXICO

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 June 2018 to 30 June 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight include the following:

BEST (in chronological order)

16 JUNE *Bill Maher Tackles Wave of Police Beating Videos: ‘We Need to Stop Saying Most Cops Are Good’ – “If most cops are good, why are there so many videos of them being bad?” / Raw Story
16 JUNE *Minimum Wages Can’t Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere in US / CityLab
19 JUNE *Kris Kobach [GOP Kansas Secretary of State] ordered to attend legal classes for violating basic legal concepts – When striking down his voter registration system, the judge disciplined him for his unfamiliarity with the law / Think Progress
20 JUNE *Police Say No Deal on California Bill to Restrict Their Use of Force / Sacramento Bee
20 JUNE *’How Dare You!’: Corey Lewandowski [ex-Trump campaign manager] Mocks Girl with Down Syndrome Who was ‘Caged’ by Border Agents / AlterNet
25 JUNE *Mexican town’s entire police force arrested after mayoral candidate’s murder / NY Daily News
26 JUNE *”[A]n Administration that created a school safety commission that refuses to study guns as a factor in gun violence” / Progress Report
28 JUNE *Watch: Federal Agents Interrupt CBS Interview of Former ICE Spokesperson Who Says He was Told to Lie to American People / Common Dreams
28 JUNE *Canadian cops accused of eating pot-infused chocolate on the job, calling police for help / USA Today
28 JUNE *Top Mental Health Experts Are Calling for the Goldwater Rule to Be Revised to Allow Discussion of Public Figures’ Mental Health / AlterNet
28 JUNE *Pakistan placed on FATF grey list [for terrorism financing] / Dawn
28 JUNE *UK – British spies aware of US mistreatment of detainees: parliamentary report / NBC

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 719, 15 June 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 719, 15 June 2018 Full Issue (84 pages, 8 euros)
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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP, G7, KOREA, “CANADIAN THREAT”, FACEBOOK, ISRAEL-GAZA

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 June 2018 to 15 June 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight include the following:

TRUMP – G7 & KOREA
4 June – In Unanimous Vote, House Says No Legal Right to Attack Iran / Truthout
5 June – MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace has had enough of the endless stream of lies coming from the White House and President Donald Trump’s family / Alternet
8 June – Trump to skip climate portion of G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau / CNN
8 June – President Donald Trump on Thursday took more jabs at Canada and France on the eve of the G-7 summit / CNBC
10 June – Trump retracts his endorsement of G7 final statement / Reuters
10 June – Trump Refuses to Sign G-7 Statement and Calls Trudeau ‘Weak’ / NYT
10 June – Justin Trudeau Fires Back at Trump with Retaliatory Tariffs / Daily Kos
10 June – Donald Trump’s Executive Order of April 12 [to dismantle the US Post Office] / Alternet
11 June – Robert De Niro Says ‘F**k Trump’ Twice At Tony Awards / HuffPost
11 June – There’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Trudeau after his G7 ‘stunt,’ top WH Trade Adviser Peter Navarro says / Fox
11 June – ‘He’s Mentally Ill’: Trump Ghostwriter [Tony Schwartz] Warns ‘Fragile’ and ‘Unstable’ Trump Will Continue Attacking US Allies / Raw Story
12 June – Trump and Kim sign document committing to ‘work to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula’ / CNN
13 June – Republican Voters Embrace Trump-Style Candidates / NYT
13 June – US to host 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada after Trump promises not to discriminate / Think Progress
15 June – Reporters fact-check Trump on family separation to his face, Trump keeps lying anyway / Think Progress
15 June – This Award-Winning Cartoonist [Rob Rogers] Was Just Fired After 25 Years [with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Because of Political Cartoons Critical of Trump / Daily Kos

RACISM
1 June – Professor Targeted by Right Wingers for Teaching Course on ‘White Racism’ – Ted Thornhill taught a class on the history of racism — and was attacked by racists: “I didn’t cede any ground” / Salon
2 June – Anger in Louisiana After Driver in Deadly Accident Laughed and Used racial Slurs About the Victim / Daily Kos
3 June – Black Doctor [Covey Banks] and Family Called ‘Black B*tches’ and ‘N*ggers’ in Attack at Florida [Omni] Luxury Resort Pool / Raw Story
5 June – Eagles Star Slams Fox News for Passing-Off Photo of Him Praying in Segment About Players Kneeling / Raw Story
8 June – The longtime mayor of Palisades Park, NJ, apologized on behalf of his mother for penning a racist rant at the city’s populous Korean population / NYDN
10 June – Documents Show Political Lobbying in Census Question About Citizenship / NYT
11 June – Domino’s Manager Hurls N-Word At Black Customer After Throwing His Pizzas on the Ground / AlterNet
12 June – Georgia church expelled from Southern Baptist Convention over racial discrimination charges / Tennessean
14 June – As Pence praises Trump, Southern Baptists affirm support for immigrants/ Vox
15 June – In defense of separating immigrant families, Sessions cites same Bible passage used to defend slavery / WP
15 June – The Bible verse Sessions used to defend family separation was popular with slavery proponents/ Think Progress

COPS
1 June – Border Patrol Agents Seize 64-Year-Old American’s Life Savings — And Won’t Return It Despite Not Charging Him With a Crime / Raw Story
2 June – Family awarded 4 cents for man’s death by cop [a St. Lucie County deputy]/ WPTV
4 June – After senator [Jeff Merkley (D-OR)] tries to inspect conditions at immigrant detention center, supervisors call the cops / Think Progress
6 June – Alabama Sheriff [Todd Entrekin] Who Pocketed Around $750,000 in Prison Food Money Loses Re-Election Bid / Daily Kos
7 June – Horrifying Footage Shows Chicago Cops Handcuff a Terrified Black 10-Year-Old/ AlterNet
7 June – Ronal Francisco Romero Died in Agony in ICE Custody. Now His Family Is Preparing to Sue / Daily Beast
8 June – An unarmed man who was beaten by Arizona police officers last month said Thursday that he wants changes in the Mesa Police Department so that it doesn’t / NBC
10 June – Arkansas Police Wrongfully Arrest Addicted Mom For Murder After Preterm Birth / Daily Kos
10 June – In Newark, anyone with Internet access is allowed to watch [surveillance cameras monitored by the police – good way to prepare a bank robbery or a terrorist attack] / NYT
12 June – The DHS has a “Northern Border Strategy” to protect the United States against threats originating in Canada / Secrecy News
14 June – How Garrisoning Schools With “Armed Resource Officers” Normalizes Authoritarianism / BuzzFlash

POLITICS
5 June – Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for president / CNN
8 June – The agency [EPA] has decided that it will not look at air, water or ground contaminants when it determines the health and safety risks of potentially toxic chemicals / NYT
11 June – Supreme Court Gives Republicans Another Tool to Rig Elections with Voter Purge Decision / Daily Kos
13 June – Mueller unveils more proof Manafort led Ukraine lobbying in US / Politico
14 June – Inspector general finds Comey mishandled FBI’s Clinton email probe / ArcaMax
15 June – GOP to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead / NYT
15 June – Comey Cited as ‘Insubordinate,’ but Report Finds No Bias in FBI Decision to Clear Clinton / NYT
15 June – Ohio’s Dirty Postcard Trick Led the Supreme Court to Approve Jim Crow Voter Purge / Truthout

EXTREME RIGHT
3 June – Far-Right German Leader Dismisses Nazi Era as “Speck of Bird Poop” in Country’s History / Slate
3 June – Southern Baptist Seminary President [Paige Patterson] Said It Was ‘Good’ Student was Raped / Raw Story
4 June – Trump Has Access to Everything a Dictator Could Want / Esquire
8 June – Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker…released a campaign ad comparing the judge who recently struck down the unconstitutional “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to Al-Qaeda / Think Progress
14 June – Senate GOP shuns Stewart in Virginia [a vocal defender of Confederate monuments and an ally of white supremacists]/ Politico
14 June – Republican Party Chair [Ronna Romney McDaniel] Appears to Threaten Americans Who Don’t Support Trump [“you will be making a mistake”] / Daily Kos
15 June – President Trump Says He Wants Americans to Obey Him Like North Koreans Obey Kim Jong-un / Raw Story

POVERTY – INEQUALITY
1 June – The US Government Has Spent More Than 4 Times the Cost of Mueller’s Investigation to Let Trump Play Golf / Daily Kos
3 June – Free Cash to Fight Income Inequality? California City [Stockton] Is First in US to Try / NYT
3 June – The United Nations Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty / TalkPoverty.org
3 June – Report of the [UN] Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States of America / UN

FACEBOOK
1 June – Teens Are Abandoning Facebook – For Real This Time / Slate
4 June – Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends / NYT
5 June – Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers / NYT
6 June – Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm [Huawei] Flagged by US Intelligence / NYT

GUNS
5 June – Head of Illinois NRA affiliate accidentally admits gun restrictions stop mass shootings / Think Progress
9 June – For the Last 3 Years, Toddlers Have Been Shooting Themselves and Others on a Weekly Basis – Since 2015, toddlers have on average shot someone every single week/ Daily Kos
9 June – Florida Stopped Doing Gun Permit Checks for More Than a Year [it costs a lot of money and, after all, guns aren’t responsible for school shootings] / AP

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
6 June – Israel scores painful own goal in run-up to the World Cup [Argentina’s cancellation of a friendly match] / James M. Dorsey
14 June – Amid Scathing Accusations of War Crimes, UN Votes to Condemn Israeli Violence Against Palestinians / Common Dreams

DIVERS

2 June – Google Will Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees / NYT

5 June – Afghanistan Loya Jirga suicide bombing attack in Kabul sees Islamic clerics targeted after fatwa / CBS

14 June – Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago / NYT

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 718, 31 May 2018) were: Trump (361X), US (183X), UN (88X), Korea (85X), Summit (71X), EU/European Union (42X), Kim Jong Un (41X), Russia (50X), Iran (38X), Trade (33X), School Shooting (30X), Italy (29X), Roseanne Barr (27X), Venezuela (26X), Israel (24X & Gaza 15X), Mueller (23X), Abortion (23X), Tariffs (22X), and Sanctions (22X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 719 issue for the first fortnight of June 2018 are: Trump (364X, stable), US (129X, down from 183X), UN (96X, slightly up from 88X), Summit (62X, down from 71X), Kim Jong Un (55X, up from 41X), Korea (55X, down from 85X), Trade (45X, up from 33X), CHINA (39X, new on the list), FBI (34X, up from 21X), Iran (29X, down from 38X), Tariffs (29X, up from 22X), Russia (24X, down from 50X), School (24X, previously School Shooting 30X), Israel (23X, stable). Those that were in our preceding Word Count but not here are: EU/European Union (42X, new on the list), Italy (29X, new on the list), Roseanne Barr (27X, new on the list), Venezuela (26X, new on the list), Mueller (23X, previously 25X), Abortion (23X, new on the list) and Sanctions (22X, new on the list).

WORD COUNT

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 717, 15 May 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 717, 15 May 2018 Full Issue (79 pages, 8 euros)
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FRONT PAGE – ISRAEL/PALESTINE, US TORTURE POLICY, US POLICE, GUNS & NRA

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 May 2018 to 15 May 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight include the following:

US TORTURE POLICY
*Gina Haspel, nominee to head CIA, sought to withdraw over questions about her role in agency interrogation program / WP 7 May
*’Disturbing’ and ‘Disqualifying’: John McCain’s Denunciation of [torture and] Trump’s CIA Pick Gina Haspel Is Absolutely Devastating / AlterNet 10 May
*Guess Who Wants to Make Torture Great Again [Dick Cheney] / Salon 11 May
*Speaking out on torture and a Trump nominee, ailing McCain roils Washington / WP 12 May

US POLICE
*Video Shows Miami Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head—Officer Is Still Being Paid / DailyKos 5 May
*Off-duty police officer in California pointed a gun at man buying Mentos candy / ABC 6 May
*Illinois Cop’s Warning: If You Legalize Weed, We’ll Have to Kill Our Drug Dogs / Independent Media Institute\ Legalizing marijuana could lead to police K9 dogs being killed, Illinois official warns – Fox 9 May
*Watch: Maryland Cop Kills Groundhog For ‘Not Responding’ to Orders / Raw Story 9 May
*New law prohibits Kansas police from having sex with people in custody / Fox 12 May
*’Am I next?’ Residents protest police brutality outside Miami courthouse / Miami Herald 13 May

ISRAEL / PALESTINE
*Detained and Then Deported: US Human Rights Lawyers Barred from Entry into Israel / Democracy Now 3 May
*Israelis kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza protesting US Embassy move to Jerusalem / WP 14 May
*Israel – A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem / NYT 15 May
*Israel – Tension in Gaza as Palestinians prepare to bury 58 dead / BBC 15 May
*Pastor [Robert Jeffress] Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening / NYT 15 May
*Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years / NYT 15 May

GUNS & NRA
*The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce US Soldiers’ Body Armor / Daily Kos 7 May
*Incoming NRA President Oliver North [who lied throughout Irangate-Contragate] Makes Racist Claim That All Iranians Are Liars During Fox News Appearance / Media Matters 10 May
*Parkland Survivors Criticize Oliver North for Calling Gun Control Activists Civil Terrorists / NYT 12 May

2 May 2018
*Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco / WP

3 May 2018
*Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data / NYT

5 May 2018
*NSA Triples Collection of US Phone Records Compared to Previous Year / Reuters

6 May 2018
*North Korea sets its clock to align with South Korea’s time zone / Times of India

9 May 2018
*A woman called 911 about burglars at her neighbor’s house – They were black Airbnb guests / WP\ Police Were Called on Black Filmmakers Leaving Airbnb—Apparently Just Because They Were Black – A neighbor called after the renters didn’t respond to her wave – Daily Kos
*After controversy [firing the chaplain], Paul Ryan swears House chaplain back into office / Mercury News
*West Virginia – Don Blankenship – Republican Party – With Blankenship loss, Republicans look to November in three key Senate races / CNN

10 May 2018
*Tom Cotton bests Ted Cruz as the most-disliked lawmaker / WP

11 May 2018
*Facebook stock recovers all $134B lost after Cambridge Analytica data scandal / CBS

12 May 2018
*Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan’s involvement in 26 /11 Mumbai terror attack / New Indian Express

14 May 2018
*Indonesia Family, With Children in Tow, Carries Out Suicide Bombings at 3 Churches / NYT

15 May 2018
*Cameroon police arrest 25 men for homosexuality because ‘Cameroon has laws to enforce’ / Think Progress

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 716, 30 April 2018) were: Trump (279X), US (96X), UN (72X), Korea(s) (70X), China (55X), Kim Jong Un (23X), Russia (39X), Syria (36X), Iran (35X), India (34X), UK (32X), Michael Cohen (32X), Israel (29X / Gaza 19X), Scott Pruitt (25X), Facebook (22X), and Trade (20X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 717 issue for the first fortnight of May 2018 are: Trump (273X, stable), US (124X, up from 96X), Iran (91X, up from 35X), China (68X, up from 55X), Korea(s) (53X, down from 70X), Israel (36X, up from 29X), and Facebook (29X, up from 22X). New names include McCain (36X), Blankenship (29X), and Gina Haspel (23X).

The word count for this issue is:

TRUMP 273
– TRUMP’S 59
US 124
IRAN 91
– IRAN DEAL 17
– IRAN NUCLEAR 17
CHINA 68
KOREA 53
– NORTH KOREA 35
– SOUTH KOREA 11
UN 43
MAY 40
MCCAIN 36
– JOHN MCCAIN 13
ISRAEL 36
NUCLEAR DEAL 31
WHITE HOUSE 30
BLANKENSHIP 29
– DON BLANKENSHIP 18
FACEBOOK 29
COHEN 29
– MICHAEL COHEN 18
HAWAII 28
SENATE 28
AMERICAN 27
MUELLER 25
RUSSIA 25
GAZA 25
GIULIANI 24
CALIFORNIA 24
RUSSIAN 24
EMBASSY 23
HASPEL 23
– GINA HASPEL 14
UK 22
FOX 22
TRADE 21
GOP 21
JERUSALEM 19
WEST VIRGINIA 17
IN SYRIA 12
STORMY DANIELS 11
UNITED STATES 10
SPECIAL COUNSEL 10

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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