The Washington Post - (also check out #5 on the sidebar, latest Gallup Poll, wow ! Everyone just about hates Trump.)
Conservative Voices Blame Alexandria Shooting on Democrats and The Left
by, Dave Weigal
The Washington Post
Is Trump Making America Mentally Ill ?
by, Kathleen Parker
Meanwhile, here is a great video:
Video: How To Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine
by, Naomi Kline
Adding this one from Bill Moyers and Company (who will send your email "Daily Reads") - Don't miss their special report, "#WHILE HE WAS TWEETING".
"It's getting weirder by the day –> In case you missed it, Julie Hirschfeld Davis reports for The New York Times that on Monday Donald Trump held "a highly unusual cabinet meeting in which he sought to deflect attention from his faltering agenda... by basking in the adulation of senior members of the government." Despite having passed no legislation of any significance, and with many of his executive actions held up in the courts, Trump began the session thusly: “I will say that never has there been a president... who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than what we’ve done.” Then, writes Davis, "the president went around the table asking for a statement from each cabinet member. One by one, they said their names and paid tribute to Mr. Trump, describing how honored they were to serve in his administration as he nodded approvingly."
All the latest on the latest:
Democracy Now !
|Courtesy the Intercept: Javier Valdez|
Let's move on to Mexico:
Innumerable reports on the outrageous state of affairs regarding the assassinations of journalists throughout Mexico have penetrated the Mexican national and local press alike since the murder of Javier Valdez. None that I could see - unless I missed it entirely - lays any of blame on the USA's role in the these atrocities. Likewise, the US MSM/Corporate press has had little to say about the US role in these murders.
From The Intercept this morning, an excellent report: (and don't miss their other headlines)
The Murder of Mexican Journalists Points to U.S. Role in Fueling Drug War Violence
by, Jesse Franzblau
I'll be adding the local events in the next two days,updates on the missing investigators; we have been non stop super busy here and in the States; Reuban has been spearheading and galvanizing the drive against the gates at SADM. Go Reuban !
LOCAL DRUG WAR CASUALTY STATS:
|Courtesy Frontera: Two Human Heads Left In Front of PGJE Office|
The following article reports the official count for executions/homicides in Tijuana from 06/01 - 06/15/17 which is 76 dead bringing the YTD total for Tijuana up to 677 dead . This number includes but is not limited to the body of a woman located tortured, one human head with narco-message, two more human heads left in an ice chest with narco-message in front of the PGJE office, and two human headless bodies located - officials have not said if these headless bodies belong to the two heads left in front of the PGJE. Also, many daylight shootings in public and several armed commando attacks which leave many wounded.
Ataque armado deja un muerto y tres les lesionados
por, Angel F. Gonzalez
Since that report, I am counting nine more in Tijuana:
Frontera - Policiaca: includes arrests and seizures.
In Rosarito Beach (06/01-06/15) there have been seven:
Frontera - Policiaca Rosarito
More information taken from Frontera for the time frame 06/01 - 06/15:
- In Tecate (06/01-06/15) one burnt human head left in front of the Director de Policia Franciso Castro Trenti's house with a narco-message.
- In Ensenada, another shoot out in San Quintin leaves one man dead, two burned bodies located Uruapan (where the rustico hot springs are located) and human bones located today on the beach @ El Marmol (Sea of Cortez).
Zeta's numbers are higher....
On 06/16 Zeta reports that on the night of 06/15 a cooler containing the head of a pig, a knife and a narco-message was left close to a Primary school in the Zona Centro. With this report - Zeta puts the number executed in Tijuana alone at eighty two for the month of June (06/01-06/15).
Dejan Hielera con Cabeza de Cerdi y Narcomensaje
On 06/12 Zeta reports the State and individual Municipality numbers of executions/homicides during the period of 01/01 through 06/08 and notes the violence is worsening in the Municipalities:
01/01 - 06/08
State wide: 820 dead
Tecate: 14 dead
Rosarito: 29 dead
Mexicali: 64 dead
Ensenada: 66 dead
Tijuana: 647 dead
Zeta Tijuana - 06/12/17
Criminales Recrudecen Violencia
In this report dated 06/13, Juan Carlos Dominguez reports on the continuing and brutal wave of violence in San Quintin:
Zeta Tijuana - 06/13/17
Imparables Crimenes en San Quintin
Rosarito Beach this morning was crowded with many Mexicans escaping the Mexicali heat. No visible sightings of Municipal, State or Federal Police or Military on the streets.
- Frontera is reporting the PGJE has confirmed two more burned bodies located in different locations of Tijuana Thursday night (06/15):
Frontera - 06/17/17
Encuentran Dos Cuerpos Calcinados
por, Angel F. Gonzalez
I felt this was an important comment from The Intercept's report on US culpability in the murders of Mexican Journalists:
Despite everything, have a nice weekend.
50 Years Ago.....Janis at the Monterey Pop Festival: