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Torn apart from families, almost 400 remain in detention after ICE raids in Mississippi

Around 680 workers from seven food processing units were detained by ICE on Wednesday in the largest single-state operation in recent times

Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning to spend another 400 days in prison

A federal judge dismissed Manning’s plea for a hearing on the sanctions that were imposed on her by the court for refusing to testify in the Wikileaks’ espionage case.

Two mass killings in the US by white supremacists within 24 hours

In the wake of the massacres, many have blamed President Trump for normalizing racist rhetoric and threats of violence against minorities

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif

Following the latest sanctions, Zarif cannot travel to the US or any other country outside Iran without inviting secondary sanctions against the host countries.  

Trump vetoes bills banning sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

The US Congress had banned the sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE due to the human rights violations being committed in the ongoing war in Yemen

The US House of Representatives passes the anti-BDS resolution with only 17 votes against

The resolution condemns the non-violent BDS movement while claiming to recognize an individual’s right to protest and boycott

Protests intensify over proposed telescope on Native Hawaiian sacred site

Native Hawaiians have been protesting the construction of the Thirty Meters Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea and have shut down all observatories on the mountain

The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness

Bonnie Faulkner speaks to Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian about the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on her podcast Guns and Butter

Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal

The Raise the Wage Act crosses one barrier but many more remain The Raise the Wage Act crosses one barrier but many more remain

The Raise the Wage Act that mandates the gradual hike in minimum wage to $15 an hour was approved by the US House of Representatives but will face a tough challenge in the Senate and president Donald Trump

US legislator Ilhan Omar proposes pro-BDS resolution

The resolution is significant as senior leaders of Omar’s Democratic Party had earlier introduced a non-binding anti-BDS resolution drafted by AIPAC for the current session

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