Did the Supreme Court Just Gut the New Deal?

Portside Snapshot - May 27, 2018

Media Delegitimize Venezuelan Elections


Alan MacLeod

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Despite an opposition boycott making the result predictable, Maduro received the vote of 28 percent of the eligible electorate, around the same as Barack Obama received in 2008 and more than he got in 2012, or Trump in 2016, despite these being hotly contested elections.

Dems Help Pass Huge Military Budget


Jessica Corbett

Common Dreams
131 House Dems Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal "Instead of a blueprint for peace and security, this NDAA continues the practice of endless war with no input or oversight from our congressional leaders," lamented Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

How Foreign Abortion Foes Tried to Hijack Ireland’s Historic Pro-Choice Vote


Lara Whyte, Claire Provost, and May Fitzgerald.

openDemocracy
Foreign anti-abortion money, Facebook ads and canvassers poured into Ireland to defeat its historic pro-choice referendum. OpenDemocracy outlines six methods anti-abortion forces used against the repeal of Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortions.
 
 

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