15 Stories Corporate Media Doesn't Want You to Read: June 3, 2018

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Here are 15 hand-picked articles, straight from the best and most trusted independent media sources, focused on topics and angles you won’t see anywhere in the corporate media.

#1

State of Emergency in Oregon as Public Discovers Capital City Has Toxic Water

Toxins have been found in tap water in Salem, Oregon, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Experts have warned that the water cannot be treated—filters, boiling, and other methods will not eliminate the troublesome cyanotoxins. The National Guard is expected to deliver water to residents.

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#2

Thousands in Gaza Mourn Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Troops

Sorrow, heartache and tears filled the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as Palestinians mourned the death of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old medic killed by Israeli fire. Najjar mainly concentrated on helping women and children injured during the Great March of Return protests.

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#3

Russia Reaches Deal to Remove Iranian Forces From Syria-Israel Border

Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya announced to journalists Friday that an agreement was reached to remove all Iranian forces from the Syria-Israel border. In return, Russia is expecting Israel to provide assistance in restoring diplomatic ties with the United States.

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#4

Record 95.9 Million Americans Are No Longer in the Labor Force

In May, the number of Americans not in the labor force increased by another 170K, rising to 95.915 million, a new all time high. There are now 102 million Americans who are either unemployed or out of the labor force. Of those employed, 26.9 million are part-time workers.

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#5

Washington Post Editors: We Have to Help Destroy Yemen to Save It

Over the past year, the Washington Post editorial board has routinely ignored the US’s involvement in Yemen. In recent months, however, the Post has charted a new course: vaguely acknowledging Washington’s role in the bloody siege, but insisting that the US should remain involved in the bombing of Yemen for the sake of humanitarianism.

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#6

Assad: Syria Will Get Rid of US Troops, by Force If Necessary

In a new interview, Syrian President Assad said it is vital for Syria to expel US troops from its territory. His first option is to get the US to agree to leave, but warned that Syria would resort to liberating those areas by force, if necessary. “We don’t have any other options."

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#7

Lockheed Martin Is Opening a Preschool in Jerusalem

Weapons manufacture Lockheed Martin is partnering with the Israeli education ministry to open a “one of a kind” school in Jerusalem. Children will be provided with computers and state of the art technology to develop their young minds in the art of killing.

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#8

What’s a Life Worth in America? Four Bucks. Oops, Scratch That. Four Cents.

In what’s been called “the most racist jury ‘award’ in history,” a Florida jury has decided there was really no problem with cops shooting and killing Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr., 30, in 2014 because he was playing music too loudly in his own garage while drunk.

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#9

Lithuania and Romania Knowingly Hosted Secret CIA Prisons

Lithuania and Romania violated the rights of two terror suspects by helping the US Central Intelligence Agency to torture them in “secret rendition,” the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday.

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#10

US, UK and France Establishing New Military Bases in Syria

The United States— along with its allies the United Kingdom and France— are doubling down and expanding their military presence in Northeastern Syria by establishing new military bases near the town of Manbij.

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#11

Most Americans Oppose Investigating the Gaza Massacre

Most Americans would oppose any US support for an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters on May 14. This is because they either never heard about the massacre or received slanted coverage.

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#12

Shakira Cancels Concert in Israel Amid BDS Backlash

International celebrities, including Lorde, Natalie Portman and Gilberto Gil, are increasingly refusing to associate with Israel’s government and decades-old regime of oppression.

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#13

Video: Hollywood Actress Charged With Sex Trafficking for Cult

Another shocking story of sex trafficking in the United States, this time involving a Hollywood actress arrested on charges of recruiting women to become sex slaves for a cult.

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#14

Dead Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive in Ukraine With a Remarkable Story

A 41-year-old former Russian soldier-turned-journalist reported to have been assassinated last week, faked his own death as part of an elaborate sting operation by Ukraine to bust an actual hit planned by Russia, according to Ukrainian intelligence.

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#15

EU Proposes Historic Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The European Commission's ban would apply to bags; balloons and balloon sticks; chips and candy wrappers; cigarette butts; cotton buds; cups and lids; cutlery, straws, and stirrers; drink bottles; food containers; and sanitary applications.

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10 more huge stories from our independent media partners:


US-Led Coalition Kills 12 Civilians From Single Family in Syria
US Isolated at G-7 Meeting as France Warns “Just Days Left” to Avoid Trade War
Sorrow, Outrage Over IDF Killing of Nurse in Gaza as Deathtoll Surpasses 120
Mattis Warns of “Consequences” If Beijing Continues Weaponizing the South China Sea
US Isolated at UN, Vetoes Popular Resolution to Protect Palestinians
Trump: June 12 Summit With Kim Jong-un Is Back On
Victory for Dissent as Government Drops Charges Against Group of J20 Protesters
Facebook Replaces User-Generated ‘Trending News’ With ‘Breaking News’
Amazon and Microsoft Embrace the Blockchain Future
North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal


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this is a great round up! looking forward to more. :)

Excellent array of stories. Please please do this on a regular basis !!

This was really good.

The medic that was murdered by Israel was plastered all over my streams from those i follow, but I didnt even really see any major news organizations cover the story... and if they did cover it, they only shared 1 or 2 articles and didnt expand on the story... they're just after the trends and money, not honest journalism.

Great content.. Totally sickening that most of America doesn't know or care about any of it.