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PBC News & Comment: Harvard Submits to CIA Demagogues

After naming Chelsea Manning “visiting fellow”, Kennedy School allows CIA bosses to dictate withdrawal of “shameful stamp of approval”….--Manning will be honored at War and Environment conference in Washington next weekend

--CIA wants expanded authority to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan

--despite constant threats to withdraw from Iranian nuke deal, Trump again certifies that Iran is in compliance

--London bombing incident draws Trump tweets that Britain dryly calls “unhelpful”

Salon joins corporate media scrum with bold headline of “overwhelming evidence” of Russian hacking, but article doesn’t support headline

--in leaked gossip based on anonymous sources, NY Times says Trump ripped into Jeff Sessions, asked for resignation but didn’t act on it

--in first interview since he was released from prison, former Alabama governor Don Siegelman talks about Sessions

--no violence, few arrests as UC Berkeley hosted right wing speaker Ben Shapiro

--North Korea launched another missile over Japan, no intercept or missile defense was attempted

--listener Ian Berman exposes extreme Israelis who want to legitimize apartheid in West Bank

--in Iraq, Shiite leaders force out Kurdish leader, as violence continues

--Brazil’s corrupt president Temer faces new charges

--Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill includes a public option

--Steve Horn’s reporting helps judge agree to venue change for Standing Rock protesters