Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

2019-05-29: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-05-30). The Real Bob Mueller. consortiumnews.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday said he would have indicted Donald Trump if he could have, resurrecting his saint-like status among Democrats who will now likely go for impeachment. But who is the real Bob Mueller?, asked ex-FBI official Coleen… Read more →

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-05-29). Biden's Inappropriate Comment to 10-Year-Old at Town Hall Makes Clear Candidate 'Is Not Listening' to Women, Critics Say. commondreams.org Progressives urged Democratic primary voters not to dismiss concerns about former Vice President Joe Biden's inappropriate conduct towards women and girls after the 2020 presidential candidate commented on a young girl's appearance at a campaign event Tuesday evening. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-05-29). University of Chicago graduate student union authorizes strike action. wsws.org The vote is in response to the U of C administration's anti-democratic attempt to block the recognition of the graduate student union for nearly two years.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-29). With Democrats Clamoring for Trump Impeachment After Mueller Statement, Pelosi's Response Denounced as 'Embarrassingly Weak'. commondreams.org "The ball is in Speaker Pelosi's court now, and continuing to delay and make excuses isn't an option." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joshua Funnell (2019-05-29). Corbyn-supporting Labour members like me have tried to make Brexit work, but it's time to dump it completely. thecanary.co This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Tracy Keeling argue why Labour mustn't support a second referendum and Frea Lockley on how racism has been the biggest winner from Brexit. | You don't hear much about people like…

Eds. (2019-05-29). Michael Harrington and his afterlives. mronline.org Doug Enaa Greene gives an overview and critique of the political journey of Michael Harrington, founder of the Democratic Socialist of America, and his influence on reformist socialism to this day. | Source

Tracy Keeling (2019-05-29). Here's how much the democrat-when-it-suits-us Remainers have now fu*ked up Britain. thecanary.co This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Josh Funnell argue why Labour must now campaign fully to Remain and Frea Lockley on how racism has been the biggest winner from Brexit. | Nigel Farage's…

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-05-29). Ramaphosa to deliver state of the nation address on June 20. cgtn.com Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguation as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko | The South African parliament announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his first state of the nation address on June 20, 2019 at 7pm (local time). | Ramaphosa will address a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament for a second time this year but this address will be the first for the 6thdemocratic parliament. | It will also be Ramaphosa's first state of the nation address as a democratically elected president. | Parliamen…

WSWS (2019-05-29). Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange? wsws.org The DSA and its affiliated publication Jacobin have maintained a complicit silence on Assange's indictment under the Espionage Act.

WSWS Repost (2019-05-29). Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange? indybay.org Having been silent about defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, the Democratic Socialists of America is exposed as imperialist and undemocratic. It is not a true socialist party.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-29). Democrats Urged to 'Take Note' as GOP Rep. Justin Amash Gets Standing Ovation From Constituents for Backing Trump Impeachment. commondreams.org "We can't let conduct like that go unchecked. Congress has a duty to keep the president in check," Amash said during a town hall in his Michigan district | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-05-29). Congress Fiddles While Trump Lurches Toward War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Congress, and particularly the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, seems determined to see the end of the Trump Administration before the 2020 vote. Although House Speaker Pelosi claims she is not seeking impeachment, she's accusing the president of "covering up" something. …

RT (2019-05-29). 'Creepy Joe strikes again': Biden calls 10-year-old girl 'good looking' at campaign event. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has sparked new concerns over his 'creepy' behavior after he called a young girl "good looking" and held her shoulders, weeks after a vow to be more "mindful" of people's personal space.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-05-29). Prominent Dems introduce anti-forced arbitration bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Prominent congressional Democrats, including the chair of the relevant House committee and eight presidential hopefuls, want to negate the Supreme Court's ruling that mandates company-friendly forced arbitration that overrides workers' rights. The Restoring Justice for Workers Act, unveiled by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va., …

Fréa Lockley (2019-05-29). The only certainty of Brexit is rising racism in the UK. thecanary.co This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Josh Funnell argue why Labour must now campaign fully to Remain and Tracy Keeling on why Labour mustn't support a second referen…

Peter Greene (2019-05-29). A Teacher's Scorecard for Democratic 2020 Hopefuls. progressive.org This time around, teachers unions have announced their intention to cast a wider net for member opinions. I'm happy to step up.

WSWS (2019-05-29). Le Pen's far-right National Rally wins European election vote in France. wsws.org The two parties that have ruled France for half a century, the Socialist Party and the Republicans, received a combined 14 percent of the vote.

David Adler (2019-05-29). What Just Happened in Europe? thenation.com What Just Happened in Europe?

teleSUR (2019-05-29). Netanyahu Fails to Form Gov't, Israeli Snap Elections Called. telesurenglish.net Time is up for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his bid to form a right-wing majority government failed. On Thursday, as the May 29 deadline was reached, Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself, triggering an unprecedented second national election in 2019 and first in Israel's history. | RELATED: | Netanyahu's Choice: New Israeli Gov't by Midnight or New Polls | After a painstaking 12-hour debate, Israeli lawmakers approved by a vote of 74 to 45, the Likud-drafted…

Fight Back (2019-05-29). Communist Party of Greece makes gains in elections. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). | KKE emerges as a consistent force of resistance | On May 26th triple elections were held in Greece — European Parliament, regional and municipal elections. | KKE succeeded in re-electing the two Parliament Members that it had in the European Parliament, amassing 257,360 votes or 5.5% (with 83% percentage of integration). | Moreover, the ballots of the People's Rally passed into the 2nd round in the 5 Municipalities which had communist mayors, while in the regions and municipalities overall, "Peopl…

C.J. Atkins (2019-05-29). Enough is enough: It's time to impeach Donald Trump. peoplesworld.org At last, he speaks! After more than two years of silently working away on his investigation into Russian campaign interference, and six weeks after his final report showcased the detailed effort to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has once more stated what we've already heard: There was a …

Staff (2019-05-29). Theresa May's Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit. therealnews.com The chaos in Britain's politics has only intensified in the wake of Theresa May's resignation and the tremendous losses that Conservatives suffered in the European Parliament election. Prof. Leo Panitch analyzes the result…

WSWS (2019-05-29). European elections: German voters register strong opposition to grand coalition. wsws.org German voters' anger over unbearable working conditions, rising rents and the growth of militarism could find no political expression within the framework of the EU elections.

Staff (2019-05-29). Israel Heads to Election as Netanyahu Fails to Form Government. truthdig.com JERUSALEM—Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. | The dramatic vote, less than two months after parliamentary elections, marked a setback for Netanyahu and sent the longtime leader's future into turmoil. | Netanyahu, who has led Israel for the past decade, had appeared to capture a fourth consecutive term in the April 9 election. But infighting among his allies, and disagreements over proposed bills to protect Neta…

teleSUR (2019-05-29). Netanyahu's Choice: New Israeli Gov't by Midnight or New Polls. telesurenglish.net Israeli right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a stubborn ally or face another election. | RELATED: | Minority Coalition for Netanyahu as Liberman Refuses to Join | There was no sign of a breakthrough in talks with the far-right former defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Parliament began a…

commondreams (2019-05-29). National Civil Rights Group Condemns Senator McConnell's Statement Regarding the Filling of a Supreme Court Vacancy in the 2020 Election Cycle. commondreams.org ______________________________…

CGTN Africa (2019-05-29). 2nd LD: Mueller says charging Trump with crime "not an option," closing Russia probe. cgtn.com Photo montage of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and US President Donald Trump. COURTESY: Xinhua | WASHINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) — U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday made his first-ever public statement about the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was "not an option we could consider" due to Justice Department guidelines. | "The report is my testimony," Mueller said in his on-camera appearance, referring to his investigators' 448-page report. He didn't take questions. He said he…

Frederika Randall (2019-05-29). Italy's Right-Wing Demagogue Matteo Salvini Wins Big in the EU Elections. thenation.com Italy's Right-Wing Demagogue Matteo Salvini Wins Big in the EU Elections…

Albert Fulop (2019-05-29). Ukraine after presidential elections. Radicals threaten national minorities. indybay.org Ukrainian radical nationalist organization threatens ethnic groups and plans to support order in the Zakarpattia oblast on their own…

Bill Boyarsky (2019-05-29). The 2020 Election Hinges on Health Care. truthdig.com It's far from the issue that media pundits or the president are talking about the most, but health care will be high on voters' lists in 2020.

Gregory Barrett (2019-05-29). Euro-Greens Win the Parliamentary Hot Seat. counterpunch.org Aichtal, Germany. The Guardian (UK) is calling the Green parties of Europe, which did very well in the May 26 European Parliament election, "radical", and parties such as Margaret Thatcher's heirs the British Tories are being labeled as "centrist" by that same media outlet. That is how far to the right The Guardian has moved. More

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-29). As Mueller Delivers 'Impeachment Referral' to Congress, Calls for House Democrats to Act Grow Louder. commondreams.org "It's far past time for Congress to step up to its role as a co-equal branch of government and hold Trump accountable for his crimes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-05-29). The Israeli Government Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes. truthdig.com We'll know later today whether prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will succeed in forming a government. If not, Israel will have snap elections in September. In parliamentary systems, coalitions are often made after the election. In the US, the two big parties have already made their coalitions before the election (the GOP is a combination of wealthy entrepreneurs, prairie farmers, and Evangelicals, which Trump manages to bring together around economic nationalism and hatred of certain ethnic groups, or maybe most of them.) In Israel, they have to put together the coalitions afterward. The Israeli far right, wh…

CP Editor (2019-05-29). What Modi's Reelection Means for India's Future. counterpunch.org

Democracy Now! (2019-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2019. democracynow.org Missouri Gov. Signs 8-Week Abortion Ban as Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban, Judge Blocks Redirecting of Federal Funds to Build Parts of Border Wall, European Parliament Elections See Greens and Far-Right Gain Ground But Pro-EU Parties Retain Majority, Trump Says Regime Change in Iran Not the Goal After Sending 1,500 More Troops to Region, Trump Dismisses North Korean Missile Tests, Welcomes Anti-Biden Comments, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills 12 Civilians, Including 7 Children, Head of Citizenship & Immigration Agency Resigns as Trump Admin Purge Continues, Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Trial Against John…

Meg Bortin (2019-05-28). In Parliamentary Elections, Gains by Euroskeptics More Modest than Expected. progressive.org A surge in support for the Greens, who did particularly well in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, coincides with growing concern about climate change across Europe.

RT (2019-05-28). Biden campaign DOA?: Presidential hopeful criticized for not campaigning enough. rt.com Former US vice president and current Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 presidential election Joe Biden is facing a flurry of criticism for his apparent inactivity, at least when it comes to actually campaigning.

Peter Dreier (2019-05-28). How Democrats Should Respond to the GOP's Red-Baiting. thenation.com How Democrats Should Respond to the GOP's Red-Baiting…

Scott Tucker (2019-05-28). Europe: Green Surges, Older Parties Erode, Far Right Gains. counterpunch.org Green parties made stunning gains in the European Elections, due to the strength of many younger voters, the grass roots insurgency of ecological school strikes and marches, and the tenacity of Green Party activists. The older mainstream parties, both center-right and social democratic, received a mix of drubbing demotions and eroding support. The far right More

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-05-28). The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — "After the Mueller report was released, our president called Vladimir Putin, spent an hour on the phone with him," Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on CBS's Face The Nation yesterday. "Described the report as a hoax, giving Putin a green light to further interfere in our democracy." "Russia interfered in the 2016 election," tweeted presidential candidate Kamala Harris the …

unitedEditor (2019-05-28). EU elections, Theresa May resigns, Iran VS US. uwidata.com European Parliament elections The elections for the European parliament took place this weekend. According to the results, the European People's Party won 179 seats, and the EP's second largest faction, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, won 150. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe came in third with 107 mandates, followed by …

United Nations (2019-05-28). DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint — UN health agency. un.org Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-28). Green Party Wins Record Support in EU Elections as Youth-Led Climate Strikes Grow. democracynow.org The Green Party soared in popularity in many nations in the European parliamentary elections, placing second in Germany and making gains in Finland, France and Ireland. The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the Dutch Green Party. We speak with Luisa Neubauer, a youth climate activist and member of the German Green Party, about the party's next steps.

Emilie Prattico (2019-05-28). European Elections: Rejoice or Despair? thenation.com European Elections: Rejoice or Despair?

Corinna Barnard (2019-05-28). EU Elections Spotlight Europe's Weakened Left. consortiumnews.com Attilio Moro analyzes why the failures of neoliberalism are feeding right-wing populism in Europe. By Attilio Moro in Brussels Special to Consortium News The EU Parliament elections that wrapped up over the weekend may not have been the blowout that some… Read more →

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-05-28). Nuanced Readings of the Politics of the Indian National Congress in the Wake of Elections in India. counterpunch.org About a year ago, I wrote an article on majoritarianism in South Asia, which is feared as much as monarchism. Several well-meaning people—academics, writers, intellectuals, and opinion makers—are worried, rightly so, about the overwhelming victory of the BJP in the recent general elections in India. But wouldn't it behoove those opinion makers and intellectuals, some More

WSWS (2019-05-28). Netanyahu—unable to form a government—threatens new Israeli elections. wsws.org Netanyahu's Likud party has introduced legislation to dissolve the Knesset and call a second election at the end of August.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-28). Paul Mason: Brexit Party's Success in EU Elections Shows Failure of Conservatives & Labour. democracynow.org On the heels of Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation, the Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage came in first place in Britain's European parliamentary elections with 31% of the vote. The ruling Tory Party placed fifth. We speak with journalist Paul Mason about what the election means for the Labour Party and the future of Brexit. We also speak with David Adler, the policy coordinator for the Democracy in Europe Movement, or DiEM25.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-05-28). Georgia Project Organization Raises Alarms About Persistent Voter Suppression Amid Plans To Close Minority Polling Place. blackstarnews.com Civic engagement leaders across Georgia raise concern over the possible closing of a majority minority polling place in Jeff Davis County, GA. Atlanta. | The New Georgia Project together with allies, issued the following statements in response to the Jeff Davis County Board of Elections' possible closure of a majority minority polling place in their already consolidated voting precincts. | New Georgia Project's purpose is to grow political engagement in historically underrepresented communities. | Nsé Ufot, Executive Director of the New Georgia Project Action Fund stated that Wednesday's "decision in Jeff Da…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-28). EU Parliamentary Elections: Left and Far-Right Parties Gain as Centrists Falter. democracynow.org The European Union elections concluded over the weekend, with centrist parties losing dozens of seat while far-right and Green candidates made significant strides. In France, the far-right National Rally party led by Marine Le Pen narrowly beat the centrist alliance led by French President Emmanuel Macron. In Italy, the far-right nationalist League party placed first, winning 34% of the vote. The party is led by Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. While right-wing euroskeptic parties slightly increased their power in the EU assembly, about 75% of voters still backed parties that support Europe. We speak…

2019-05-29: Social Media Postees

The Real Bob Mueller
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-30
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday said he would have indicted Donald Trump if he could have, resurrecting his saint-like status among Democrats who will now likely go for impeachment. But who is the real Bob Mueller?, asked ex-FBI official Coleen… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/05/29/russia-gat…

Euro-Greens Win the Parliamentary Hot Seat
Gregory Barrett | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-29
Aichtal, Germany. The Guardian (UK) is calling the Green parties of Europe, which did very well in the May 26 European Parliament election, "radical", and parties such as Margaret Thatcher's heirs the British Tories are being labeled as "centrist" by that same media outlet. That is how far to the right The Guardian has moved.
counterpunch.org/2019/05/29/euro-greens-…

As Mueller Delivers 'Impeachment Referral' to Congress, Calls for House Democrats to Act Grow Louder
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-29
"It's far past time for Congress to step up to its role as a co-equal branch of government and hold Trump accountable for his crimes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/29/mueller…

'Creepy Joe strikes again': Biden calls 10-year-old girl 'good looking' at campaign event
rt.com | 2019-05-29
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has sparked new concerns over his 'creepy' behavior after he called a young girl "good looking" and held her shoulders, weeks after a vow to be more "mindful" of people's personal space. | …
rt.com/usa/460547-joe-biden-girl-good-lo…

A Teacher's Scorecard for Democratic 2020 Hopefuls
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2019-05-29
This time around, teachers unions have announced their intention to cast a wider net for member opinions. I'm happy to step up.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange?
wsws.org | 2019-05-29
The DSA and its affiliated publication Jacobin have maintained a complicit silence on Assange's indictment under the Espionage Act.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/29/pers…

Democrats Urged to 'Take Note' as GOP Rep. Justin Amash Gets Standing Ovation From Constituents for Backing Trump Impeachment
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-29
"We can't let conduct like that go unchecked. Congress has a duty to keep the president in check," Amash said during a town hall in his Michigan district | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/29/democra…

Here's how much the democrat-when-it-suits-us Remainers have now fu*ked up Britain
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-05-29
This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Josh Funnell argue why Labour must now campaign fully to Remain and Frea Lockley on how racism has been the biggest winner from Brexit. | Nigel Farage's…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/05/29/heres-how-much-the-democrat-when-it-suits-us-remainers-have-now-fuked-up-britain/

Michael Harrington and his afterlives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-29
Doug Enaa Greene gives an overview and critique of the political journey of Michael Harrington, founder of the Democratic Socialist of America, and his influence on reformist socialism to this day. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/29/michael-harringt…

With Democrats Clamoring for Trump Impeachment After Mueller Statement, Pelosi's Response Denounced as 'Embarrassingly Weak'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-29
"The ball is in Speaker Pelosi's court now, and continuing to delay and make excuses isn't an option." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/29/democra…

Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange?
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-05-29
Having been silent about defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, the Democratic Socialists of America is exposed as imperialist and undemocratic. It is not a true socialist party.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/29/1882365…

Biden's Inappropriate Comment to 10-Year-Old at Town Hall Makes Clear Candidate 'Is Not Listening' to Women, Critics Say
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-29
Progressives urged Democratic primary voters not to dismiss concerns about former Vice President Joe Biden's inappropriate conduct towards women and girls after the 2020 presidential candidate commented on a young girl's appearance at a campaign event Tuesday evening. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/29/bidens-…

Ramaphosa to deliver state of the nation address on June 20
David Ochieng Mbewa | cgtn.com | 2019-05-29
Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguation as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko | The South African parliament announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his first state of the nation address on June 20, 2019 at 7pm (local time). | Ramaphosa will address a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament for a second time this year but this address will be the first for the 6thdemocratic parliament. | It will also be Ramaphosa's first state of the nation address as a democratically elected president. | Parliamen…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/05/29/ramaphosa-to-…

Congress Fiddles While Trump Lurches Toward War on Iran
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-29
Congress, and particularly the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, seems determined to see the end of the Trump Administration before the 2020 vote. Although House Speaker Pelosi claims she is not seeking impeachment, she's accusing the president of "covering up" something. …
globalresearch.ca/congress-fiddles-while…

University of Chicago graduate student union authorizes strike action
wsws.org | 2019-05-29
The vote is in response to the U of C administration's anti-democratic attempt to block the recognition of the graduate student union for nearly two years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/29/grad…

Prominent Dems introduce anti-forced arbitration bill
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-29
WASHINGTON–Prominent congressional Democrats, including the chair of the relevant House committee and eight presidential hopefuls, want to negate the Supreme Court's ruling that mandates company-friendly forced arbitration that overrides workers' rights. The Restoring Justice for Workers Act, unveiled by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va., …
peoplesworld.org/article/prominent-dems-…

Le Pen's far-right National Rally wins European election vote in France
wsws.org | 2019-05-29
The two parties that have ruled France for half a century, the Socialist Party and the Republicans, received a combined 14 percent of the vote.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/29/fran…

Netanyahu's Choice: New Israeli Gov't by Midnight or New Polls
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-29
Israeli right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a stubborn ally or face another election. | RELATED: | Minority Coalition for Netanyahu as Liberman Refuses to Join | There was no sign of a breakthrough in talks with the far-right former defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Parliament began a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Netanyahus-Choic…

The 2020 Election Hinges on Health Care
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2019-05-29
It's far from the issue that media pundits or the president are talking about the most, but health care will be high on voters' lists in 2020.
truthdig.com/articles/the-2020-election-…

The Israeli Government Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-29
We'll know later today whether prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will succeed in forming a government. If not, Israel will have snap elections in September. In parliamentary systems, coalitions are often made after the election. In the US, the two big parties have already made their coalitions before the election (the GOP is a combination of wealthy entrepreneurs, prairie farmers, and Evangelicals, which Trump manages to bring together around economic nationalism and hatred of certain ethnic groups, or maybe most of them.) In Israel, they have to put together the coalitions afterward. The Israeli far right, wh…
truthdig.com/articles/the-israeli-govern…

What Just Happened in Europe?
David Adler | thenation.com | 2019-05-29
What Just Happened in Europe?
thenation.com/article/european-parliamen…

2nd LD: Mueller says charging Trump with crime "not an option," closing Russia probe
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-05-29
Photo montage of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and US President Donald Trump. COURTESY: Xinhua | WASHINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) — U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday made his first-ever public statement about the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was "not an option we could consider" due to Justice Department guidelines. | "The report is my testimony," Mueller said in his on-camera appearance, referring to his investigators' 448-page report. He didn't take questions. He said he…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/05/29/2nd-ld-muelle…

What Modi's Reelection Means for India's Future
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-29
counterpunch.org/2019/05/29/what-modis-r…

Corbyn-supporting Labour members like me have tried to make Brexit work, but it's time to dump it completely
Joshua Funnell | thecanary.co | 2019-05-29
This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Tracy Keeling argue why Labour mustn't support a second referendum and Frea Lockley on how racism has been the biggest winner from Brexit. | You don't hear much about people like…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/05/29/corbyn-supporting-labour-members-like-me-have-tried-to-make-brexit-work-but-its-time-to-dump-it-completely/

Netanyahu Fails to Form Gov't, Israeli Snap Elections Called
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-29
Time is up for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his bid to form a right-wing majority government failed. On Thursday, as the May 29 deadline was reached, Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself, triggering an unprecedented second national election in 2019 and first in Israel's history. | RELATED: | Netanyahu's Choice: New Israeli Gov't by Midnight or New Polls | After a painstaking 12-hour debate, Israeli lawmakers approved by a vote of 74 to 45, the Likud-drafted…
telesurenglish.net/news/Netanyahu-Fails-…

Ukraine after presidential elections. Radicals threaten national minorities
Albert Fulop | indybay.org | 2019-05-29
Ukrainian radical nationalist organization threatens ethnic groups and plans to support order in the Zakarpattia oblast on their own…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/28/1882364…

The only certainty of Brexit is rising racism in the UK
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-05-29
This article is one of three Opinion pieces looking at what's next for Brexit in the aftermath of the EU elections. You can also read Josh Funnell argue why Labour must now campaign fully to Remain and Tracy Keeling on why Labour mustn't support a second referen…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/05/29/the-only-certainty-of-brexit-is-rising-racism-in-the-uk/

Israel Heads to Election as Netanyahu Fails to Form Government
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-29
JERUSALEM–Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. | The dramatic vote, less than two months after parliamentary elections, marked a setback for Netanyahu and sent the longtime leader's future into turmoil. | Netanyahu, who has led Israel for the past decade, had appeared to capture a fourth consecutive term in the April 9 election. But infighting among his allies, and disagreements over proposed bills to protect Neta…
truthdig.com/articles/israel-heads-to-el…

Communist Party of Greece makes gains in elections
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-29
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). | KKE emerges as a consistent force of resistance | On May 26th triple elections were held in Greece — European Parliament, regional and municipal elections. | KKE succeeded in re-electing the two Parliament Members that it had in the European Parliament, amassing 257,360 votes or 5.5% (with 83% percentage of integration). | Moreover, the ballots of the People's Rally passed into the 2nd round in the 5 Municipalities which had communist mayors, while in the regions and municipalities overall, "Peopl…
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Italy's Right-Wing Demagogue Matteo Salvini Wins Big in the EU Elections
Frederika Randall | thenation.com | 2019-05-29
Italy's Right-Wing Demagogue Matteo Salvini Wins Big in the EU Elections…
thenation.com/article/eu-elections-italy…

Enough is enough: It's time to impeach Donald Trump
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-29
At last, he speaks! After more than two years of silently working away on his investigation into Russian campaign interference, and six weeks after his final report showcased the detailed effort to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has once more stated what we've already heard: There was a …
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European elections: German voters register strong opposition to grand coalition
wsws.org | 2019-05-29
German voters' anger over unbearable working conditions, rising rents and the growth of militarism could find no political expression within the framework of the EU elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/29/germ…

Theresa May's Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-29
The chaos in Britain's politics has only intensified in the wake of Theresa May's resignation and the tremendous losses that Conservatives suffered in the European Parliament election. Prof. Leo Panitch analyzes the result…
therealnews.com/stories/theresa-mays-res…

National Civil Rights Group Condemns Senator McConnell's Statement Regarding the Filling of a Supreme Court Vacancy in the 2020 Election Cycle
commondreams.org | 2019-05-29
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In Parliamentary Elections, Gains by Euroskeptics More Modest than Expected
Meg Bortin | progressive.org | 2019-05-28
A surge in support for the Greens, who did particularly well in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, coincides with growing concern about climate change across Europe.
progressive.org/dispatches/european-elec…

Biden campaign DOA?: Presidential hopeful criticized for not campaigning enough
rt.com | 2019-05-28
Former US vice president and current Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 presidential election Joe Biden is facing a flurry of criticism for his apparent inactivity, at least when it comes to actually campaigning. | …
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The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-28
(CJ Opinion) — "After the Mueller report was released, our president called Vladimir Putin, spent an hour on the phone with him," Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on CBS's Face The Nation yesterday. "Described the report as a hoax, giving Putin a green light to further interfere in our democracy." "Russia interfered in the 2016 election," tweeted presidential candidate Kamala Harris the …

The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint — UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-28
Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.
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How Democrats Should Respond to the GOP's Red-Baiting
Peter Dreier | thenation.com | 2019-05-28
How Democrats Should Respond to the GOP's Red-Baiting…
thenation.com/article/gop-red-baiting-20…

Europe: Green Surges, Older Parties Erode, Far Right Gains
Scott Tucker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-28
Green parties made stunning gains in the European Elections, due to the strength of many younger voters, the grass roots insurgency of ecological school strikes and marches, and the tenacity of Green Party activists. The older mainstream parties, both center-right and social democratic, received a mix of drubbing demotions and eroding support. The far right…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/28/europe-green…

EU elections, Theresa May resigns, Iran VS US
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-28
European Parliament elections The elections for the European parliament took place this weekend. According to the results, the European People's Party won 179 seats, and the EP's second largest faction, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, won 150. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe came in third with 107 mandates, followed by …
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Green Party Wins Record Support in EU Elections as Youth-Led Climate Strikes Grow
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-28
The Green Party soared in popularity in many nations in the European parliamentary elections, placing second in Germany and making gains in Finland, France and Ireland. The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the Dutch Green Party. We speak with Luisa Neubauer, a youth climate activist and member of the German Green Party, about the party's next steps.
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/28/green_par…

European Elections — Read What You Want from These Statistics. Britain Cannot Decide on Brexit
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-28
The European elections were always going to be interesting if nothing else. We've put lots of stats together so you can see them in a different way. | One thing is for sure — this particular vote proved only one thing …
globalresearch.ca/european-elections-rea…

EU Parliamentary Elections: Left and Far-Right Parties Gain as Centrists Falter
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-28
The European Union elections concluded over the weekend, with centrist parties losing dozens of seat while far-right and Green candidates made significant strides. In France, the far-right National Rally party led by Marine Le Pen narrowly beat the centrist alliance led by French President Emmanuel Macron. In Italy, the far-right nationalist League party placed first, winning 34% of the vote. The party is led by Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. While right-wing euroskeptic parties slightly increased their power in the EU assembly, about 75% of voters still backed parties that support Europe. We speak…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/28/eu_parlia…

European Elections: Rejoice or Despair?
Emilie Prattico | thenation.com | 2019-05-28
European Elections: Rejoice or Despair?
thenation.com/article/european-parliamen…

EU Elections Spotlight Europe's Weakened Left
Corinna Barnard | consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-28
Attilio Moro analyzes why the failures of neoliberalism are feeding right-wing populism in Europe. By Attilio Moro in Brussels Special to Consortium News The EU Parliament elections that wrapped up over the weekend may not have been the blowout that some… Read more ?…
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Podemos collapses in European, regional and municipal elections in Spain
wsws.org | 2019-05-28
A major factor in the decline of Podemos has been the experience of workers and middle-class people with this party as it ran numerous town and city halls.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/28/pode…

Georgia Project Organization Raises Alarms About Persistent Voter Suppression Amid Plans To Close Minority Polling Place
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-05-28
Civic engagement leaders across Georgia raise concern over the possible closing of a majority minority polling place in Jeff Davis County, GA. Atlanta. | The New Georgia Project together with allies, issued the following statements in response to the Jeff Davis County Board of Elections' possible closure of a majority minority polling place in their already consolidated voting precincts. | New Georgia Project's purpose is to grow political engagement in historically underrepresented communities. | Nsé Ufot, Executive Director of the New Georgia Project Action Fund stated that Wednesday's "decision in Jeff Da…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/electi…

Netanyahu–unable to form a government–threatens new Israeli elections
wsws.org | 2019-05-28
Netanyahu's Likud party has introduced legislation to dissolve the Knesset and call a second election at the end of August.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/28/euro…

EU elections 'prove us right', claims everyone
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-05-28
So Britain has had yet more elections. That's good. Elections always go well for us. This one has proven especially good, as it's proven people right on Brexit. Although which people got proven right depends on whom you speak to. | Splitting image: | According to Brexiteers: The Brexit Party is the biggest winner. Suck on that, metropolitan elite! This clearly proves people want Brexit. You know, if you ignore that they're still way below a majority. | According to Remainers: The overall vote share massively favours Remain! Or at least it does if you squint a bit, do the maths wrong, ignore the Tories, and…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/05/28/eu-elections-prove-us-right-claims-everyone/