Morning News Rundown

Palestinian baby burned to death in suspected attack by settlers

ISIL could be the big winner of Taliban leadership crisis

A new way to treat women’s mental health in prison

Opinion: Hiring black prosecutors won’t fix justice system

Ebola vaccine shows success in clinical trial

Poor are vulnerable in Puerto Rico crisis

Zimbabwe seeks extradition of US hunter

Beijing selected for 2022 Winter Olympics

Bernie Sanders seeks a ‘political revolution’

Ohio cop pleads not guilty in car stop murder

China goes after former top officer for graft

Pre-Civil War baseball card fetches $179K

TPP could imperil affordable healthcare

Shell icebreaker leaves Portland after protest

California oil slick likely natural seepage

Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign 'Cairo Declaration’

Nigeria frees dozens from Boko Haram 

Baltimore detention center to be shuttered

Greece’s Syriza to hold emergency meeting

Life after Ebola: Liberia’s invisible babies

Who’s who in the fight against ISIL?

Opinion: Govt policies to blame for slowdown


TRIGGER WARNING: queer bashing

This evening I joined a Kik chat entitled #donetsk. I joined hoping to speak with some other Marxists about stuff, since the majority of the people in there were Marxists or at least claimed to be. The person whose profile is pictured claims to be a Marxist-Leninist and even defended Stalin. I thought he was an okay guy until he and his buddy started using racial and homophobic slurs. In response, I wrote a long message (which I sadly did not screenshot before leaving) calling them out on their shit. Then the topic of Baltimore came up and they were making the typical liberal argument that the people in Baltimore who were trying to simply survive under the grip of capitalism racism, and police brutality were nothing but criminals. So by this time I and a few other comrades started calling bullshit. Eventually I had had enough and left, calling the “Marxist-Leninist” either a liberal or a brocialist, and not a comrade of mine. Something you should expect from any decent socialist, right? Well he decided to send me the message which you can see in the screenshot (tw: queer bashing and HIV/AIDS-related abuse). My eyes welled with tears because this was the first time in quite a while that I have faced this kind of utter shit. But then my fists clenched in rage. I blocked the fuckhead, but give him hell.
Conor Dwyer Says of Bob Bowman, "We Butted Heads"
Conor Dwyer speaks about his time in Baltimore, looking ahead to Kazan.

“Despite the success, Dwyer never felt quite at home in the pool in Baltimore. To the Chicago Tribune, Dwyer quite candidly states, “It didn’t necessarily work out the way we thought it would. Nothing to knock Bob and Michael, who have done unbelievable things together, but they kind of had their own thing going on.”  Dwyer continues, “I didn’t get along all the way with Bob. We butted heads a little in training. When it comes to multiple Olympians being in the pool at once, I’ve trained in better places.”

Article from SwimSwam

Talk about throwing people under the bus

This is a song for the genius child.
Sing it softly, for the song is wild.
Sing it softly as ever you can -
Lest the song get out of hand.

Nobody loves a genius child.

Can you love an eagle,
Tame or wild?
Can you love an eagle,
Wild or tame?
Can you love a monster
Of frightening name?

Nobody loves a genius child.

Kill him - and let his soul run wild.

“Langston Hughes”

#Baltimore #DVNLLN
Baltimore eight-year-old becomes the world's youngest double hand transplant recipient

Zion Harvey lost both of his hands and feet at the age of two after they became infected with gangrene. Zion received the new hands earlier this month at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A 40-person medical team used steel plates and screws to attach the old and new bones. Surgeons then delicately reconnected arteries, veins, muscles, tendons and nerves.