2018-09-24: News Headlines

The Iranian (2018-09-24). Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing. iranian.com Additional coverage: Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20 | Jerusalem Post Russian Defense Ministry's Statement on Il-20 Downing Justified, Balanced – MP | Sputnik News Russia: Israel to Blame for Downed Plane Over Syria, Deliberately Misled Us | Haaretz

GeoPolitics Alert (2018-09-24). Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel. iranian.com With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […]

Lobelog (2018-09-24). Trump's Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials. iranian.com More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent a Nuclear Weapon. Assessing the Trump Administration's Iran Strategy September 2018 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Trump Administration's Iran […]

Tasnim News (2018-09-24). Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships. iranian.com Saeid Mollaei from Iran claimed a gold medal in the men's -81kg weight division of the 2018 World Judo Championships on Sunday. Mollaei defeated Sotaro Fujiwara of Japan in the final match in 80 seconds. It was Iran's first gold medal in World Championships in fifteen years. German judoka Alexander Wieczerzak and Vedat Albayrak of […]

J. Michael Springmann (2018-09-24). The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? iranian.com Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […]

teleSUR (2018-09-24). Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Will 'Denounce Aberrant Blockade' To UN. telesurtv.net President Diaz-Canel says he'll "denounce the aberrant blockade policy" imposed by the U.S. on Cuba in front of the UN, saying Trump is inciting Cold War.

teleSUR (2018-09-24). China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission. telesurtv.net A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as Part of the Cooperation Agreement.

Tehran Times (2018-09-24). Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani. iranian.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the current U.S. administration has adopted a unilateral and extreme nationalistic ideologies and in such a situation Iran has many things to say at the UN General Assembly. "They respect no agreement. They respect neither the (UN) Human Rights Council nor economic agreements and the Paris (climate) […]

Lynda Carson (2018-09-24). International Criminal Court should investigate the US for war crimes. indybay.org National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court as recent as Monday, September 10, while giving a speech to the nefarious Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel!

wsws (2018-09-24). Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero's "refounding" of Fourth International. wsws.org Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.

Labor Video Project (2018-09-24). SF City Hall Rally Before Audit Hearing: If We Don't Get No Justice You Don't Get No Peace. indybay.org SEIU 1021 San Francisco city workers rallied at City Hall on 9/19/18 to protest the systemic racism, workplace bullying and illegal discrimination and termination of African American and other workers in the City. The rally was called prior to a audit hearing of the SF Board Of Supervisors to hear from witnesses and the Department of Human Resources run by Micki Callahan. Workers said that she had been personally involved in managing the illegal discrimination and retaliation against African American and other city workers.

Impeach Kavanaugh (2018-09-24). 76 Reasons To Oppose The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh. indybay.org 100 civil rights groups, 25 major enviornmental groups, hundreds of women's groups, Native American tribes, civil libertarians, abolitionists, | animal rights coalitions, peace networks, etc oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…

wsws (2018-09-24). Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran. wsws.org Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday's attack.

RT (2018-09-24). 'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'. rt.com As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous.

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

History News Network (2018-09-23). Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About the Dangers of Donald Trump. alternet.org "It will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs. " | In 1838, when he was a twenty-nine-year-old Illinois state legislator, Abraham Lincoln foresaw the coming of Donald Trump. Lincoln warned of him, or someone like him, in a speech championing the rule of law over racist-driven mob rule. He was addressing the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield,. . .

Zero Hedge (2018-09-23). OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production. iranian.com Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at […]

Shared by mike_6 (2018-09-23). State Violence Is at the Root of Health Inequities. truthout.org The root causes of health disparities lie in policies and practices that distribute power and resources such as housing, education, employment and health services inequitably. For example, law enforcement agencies—including police and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers—disproportionately target, surveil and perpetrate state violence against communities of color. Ample research shows that the unjust government practices associated with the enforcement of immigration policies, the war on drugs or the criminal legal system damage health and reduce life chances for entire marginalized communities, playing a key role in creating health disparities. | The paradox here is that the government and taxpayers are funding both the state violence that causes these public health problems and the public health attempts to address them. While hundreds of billions of dollars fund unjust state violence practices, public health agencies…

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-09-23). White House Leakers Suggest Kavanaugh is Struggling with Questions About Drinking and Sex Life During Hearing Prep. alternet.org Brett Kavanaugh is reportedly growing frustrated with White House prep. | White House leakers suggested over the weekend that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is struggling with questions about his personal life in prep sessions for upcoming testimony, possibly paving the way to withdraw his nomination. Sources familiar with the prep sessions told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-09-23). Iran President Blames US-Backed Gulf State for Terror Attack — And Vows to Confront Trump at UN General Assembly. alternet.org "America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world. " | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U. S. -backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U. S. over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. The attack took p. . .

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-23). Trump Tax Plan 2.0 Cements the Worst Economic Policy in a Generation. truthout.org Hot on the heels of last year's once-in-a-generation tax changes, House Republicans are pushing a new, extended plan to double down on their previous efforts, which primarily awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy. | The focus this time is on making permanent some individual tax provisions that were left temporary in the 2017 law. Like their predecessors from tax plan 1.0, these provisions disproportionately reward the richest 1 percent of Americans, and add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit while emptying public coffers. | In a time of ever-worsening economic inequality, tax plan 2.0 reads as a resounding failure to bring about real solutions and doubles down on some of the worst policy decisions in a generation. | Flashback to 2017: What the Last Bill Did: | The new plan from House Republicans follows on the heels of the…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-23). Arizona Threatens to Revoke Immigrant Children Shelter Licenses. truthout.org Arizona health officials threatened on Wednesday to revoke the licenses of 13 federally funded immigrant children shelters, accusing the facilities' operator, Southwest Key, of displaying an "astonishingly flippant attitude" toward complying with the state's child protection laws. | But a day after the state sent its blistering letter to Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez, it became clear that any shutdown would create a tumultuous chain of events for federal and state regulators, who lack options for housing tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who cross the border every year. | "Shutting down the shelters would create a crisis for the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is charged with housing children caught at the border," said Maria Cancian, deputy assistant secretary for policy at the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families from 2015 to 2016. | Southwest…

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-09-23). Brett Kavanaugh is the Poster Boy for GOP Bad Faith Politics. Here's How Progressives Can Fight Back — And Win. alternet.org Conservatives have spent the last half century waging a one-sided war to take over America's courts. | Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers has created an epic test for the nation, as well as our government. We've had 27 years to learn from the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, and governing Republicans, for one, certainly have: They've learned how to be even more ruthles. . .

Joan McCarter, Daily Kos (2018-09-23). Lawyer Michael Avenatti Says He Represents a Third Woman with 'Credible Information' on Kavanaugh. alternet.org Michael Avenatti also demanded Brett Kavanaugh's nomination be withdrawn. | A Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with allegations of assault their freshmen year of college. She describes to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer a dorm party in which the two with several others were playing a drinking game. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F. B. I. to investigate Kavanaugh's role in the incident. "I would think an F. B. I. investigation would be warranted," she said. Ramirez and her lawyers have been in. . .

Julia Conley (2018-09-23). Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly. iranian.com America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world…and thinks it can act based on brute force. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-23). The 19th-Century Tumult Over Climate Change — and Why It Matters Today. truthout.org Back in the 19th century, when tractors were still pulled by horses and the word "computer" meant a person hired to carry out tedious calculations, climate science made front-page news. | One European forester remarked in 1901 that few questions had "been debated and addressed from so many sides and so relentlessly" as that of the climatic effect of deforestation. Recalling this crowded, noisy and wide-ranging conflict — a "hurly-burly" over the "climate question," as the scientist Eduard Bràºckner called it at the time — reminds us that climate science has not always been the elite, well-mannered pursuit that it is today. | Might this popular, participatory approach have been an advantage? Given the ongoing rise in global greenhouse gas emissions five years after a UN report found that humans are " the dominant cause" of global warming, it's a…

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-23). Lindsey Graham Says He's Made Up His Mind to Vote for Kavanaugh Regardless of Christine Blasey Ford Allegations. alternet.org It's all happening. | Lindsey Graham has decided in advance of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that he will not change his mind on Kavanaugh, no matter what she brings to the table. On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Graham laid out his opinion on the Ford accusation, saying "you can't bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn't even get a warrant. What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy's. . .

Global Research News (2018-09-23). Selected Articles: War and the Surveillance State. globalresearch.ca For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in an …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-23). Nationwide Walkout Planned to Show Solidarity With Sexual Assault Survivors. truthout.org Women and men across the country are planning a national walkout on Monday afternoon in a show of solidarity with sexual assault survivors, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify regarding her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. | More than three dozen progressive organizations—including NARAL Pro-Choice America, CREDO, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund— announced the event late Saturday, calling on survivors and allies to wear black on Monday and to walk out of their workplaces, schools, and homes at 1: 00pm EST. Supporters will also be posting photos of their participation online with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. | "Dr. Blasey Ford has bravely come forward with her story of sexual assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, despite knowing this will come at great cost to her life and her family," said NARAL in a statement. "Her willingness to testify…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-23). Tangled in the Garden of Good and Evil. truthout.org The most widely acclaimed TV series ever about the Nazi occupation of France is a relentless epic with little use for the familiar images of craven collaborators and selfless resisters. Un village franàßais focuses on a fictional rural community that endures a tightening vise of German control for more than four years. The villagers live far away from black-and-white tropes. Even a ruthless Nazi official eludes the usual monochrome. The humans are all too human. | Un village averaged about 3.4 million French viewers during 72 episodes between 2009 and 2017. The dramatic series has also aired in upward of 40 countries, according to producers. Now gaining an audience in the United States via online platforms (under its English title A French Village), Un village is far afield from routine US media assumptions about bright lines between good and evil. | From the…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-09-23). Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'. alternet.org "We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House—and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions—is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .

James J. Zogby (2018-09-23). Preventing Palestine: A Must Read History of Failed Peace-Making. globalresearch.ca Seth Anziska's Preventing Palestine: A Political History From Camp David to Oslo is a deeply insightful and profoundly disturbing book that traces the tortuous path of Middle East peace-making during the past four decades. It was quite painful to read….

Staff (2018-09-23). Iran Fears Plot by U.S. and Its Gulf Allies. truthdig.com Declarations that its regime will be overthrown—such as Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani made over the weekend—haven't led to a military confrontation yet, but the risk is rising.

Amir Parstabar (2018-09-23). AHVAZ. iranian.com

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-23). Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran? globalresearch.ca On Saturday, a terrorist attack at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran killed at least 29 individuals, around five dozen others injured, many seriously, military personnel and innocent civilians targeted. | Mostly civilians were harmed, including women and children, the death …

Mehr News Agency (2018-09-23). Ahvaz Parade Attack Terrorists Trained In Two Persian Gulf Littoral States. iranian.com A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the terrorists have been trained in two Persian Gulf littoral states, with the help of US and Mossad, and enter the Islamic Republic. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]hekarchi told media outlets that at 9 am this morning, the army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under […]

RFE (2018-09-23). Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government. iranian.com Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, says U.S. sanctions are causing economic pain on Iran that will eventually lead to the downfall of the Tehran government. "I don't know when we're going to overthrow them," Giuliani said at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities in New […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

James Reinl (2018-09-23). Giuliani Calls for New Iranian 'Revolution' at Anti-Government Rally. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump's close ally and lawyer Rudy Giuliani spoke of "revolution" and the "overthrow" of Iran's ruling clerics at a rally of anti-government Iranian Americans on Saturday as the administration continues its offensive against Tehran. | Giuliani spoke …

Siddhartha Mitter (2018-09-23). This Blessed Plot: Art Untangles Conspiracy at the Met Breuer. theintercept.com Mark Lombardi would have had a field day. If the American conceptual artist, who took his own life in 2000, had lived a little longer, he would have witnessed Bush versus Gore, with its lawyer armies and hanging chads; and of course the September 11 attacks and launch of the so-called war on terror, which would have fed even further his obsessional interest in the nefarious networks that structure our lives. | Scouring the newspapers to document the plots of his time — the savings and loan scandal, Whitewater, the Vatican bank — and filling thousands of index cards, Lombardi produced large, elegant drawings, all circles and arced lines, with precise notations in red and black pencil. It was data art for the late-analog age, literally connecting the dots: who transacted with whom, who was linked by hierarchy or common allegiance. In part,…

RT (2018-09-23). 'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack. rt.com The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.

Nidal Rahawi (2018-09-22). Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region. globalresearch.ca In part I of this article we spoke with Mr. Nidal Rahawi about life under Kurdish rule and some of the most recent tragic events that have taken place. In part II we will expand on the topic of education …

Consortiumnews (2018-09-22). The New York Times as Judge and Jury. consortiumnews.com Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We've seen it before: … Read more →

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-22). Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right. iranian.com Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […]

Sputnik News (2018-09-22). Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel. iranian.com Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists are not members of the Daesh* [terrorist group, banned in Russia] and do not belong to groups […]

Zero Hedge (2018-09-22). China Threatens US With "Consequences" If It Does Not "Immediately" Revoke Sanctions Over Russian Weapons Deal. iranian.com Just hours after Beijing called off trade talks with the US in the biggest escalation of the trade feud between the two nations, the war of words between China and the US ratcheted up on Saturday, when Beijing lashed out again at Washington, saying that China's decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is […]

Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story (2018-09-22). Kavanaugh Ally Did Online Searches for Christine Ford Before She Was Revealed As Accuser: Report. alternet.org The ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate. | A conservative lobbyist friend of Brett Kavanaugh's searched for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on LinkedIn before she was outed as the person who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Ford forwarded an email to an associate showing that Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whalen had been looking at her LinkedIn profile. According to the report, Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after the Post shared her name with the White House — but before the newspaper posted a story revealing her name on Monday. In a statement, the White House claimed that neither Kavanaugh nor anyone within the administration shared the accuser's name with Whelan. The EPPC president and Kavanaugh ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate.

Daniel Larison (2018-09-22). Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen to Protect Arms Sales. globalresearch.ca Mike Pompeo's certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the decision to …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-22). Fearing Deportation, Undocumented Immigrants Refuse to Testify in Abuse Cases. truthout.org Confirming the fears of legal experts and immigrant rights advocates, undocumented immigrants are declining to testify against their abusers in domestic violence cases, for fear that they will be apprehended and potentially deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who make arrests at courthouses. | One city attorney, Kristin Bronson of Denver, reported to NBC News that she has been forced to drop at least 30 domestic violence cases since President Donald Trump entered office in January 2017, because victims refuses to appear in court. | "What we've found in Denver is people are not showing up because they're afraid that they might get apprehended in the hallways," Bronson told NBC News. "It means that abusers are going without consequences. It means that abusers are beginning to feel that they are immune from prosecution, and it's become, unfortunately, a tool to…

PKVDP (2018-09-22). Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring | On the margins of D-Day celebrations in Normandy in June …

Jim Naureckas, FAIR (2018-09-22). They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper: Billionaires Buying Up Media Is Another Step Toward Oligarchy. alternet.org A handful of super-wealthy individuals are assuming power over crucial news outlets, both locally and nationally. | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy—with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Abby Martin (2018-09-22). Video: How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | "As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists …

Middle East Eye (2018-09-22). Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead. globalresearch.ca Iran president Hassan Rouhani has vowed a "crushing response" after four gunmen attacked a military parade in the city of Ahwaz, killing at least 25 people, including soldiers and civilians. | The fighters opened fire on a large crowd of spectators …

wsws (2018-09-22). New documents on Yeltsin-Clinton conversations further expose US "meddling" in Russian politics. wsws.org The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-21). In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran. therealnews.com At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online

George Capaccio (2018-09-21). Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War. counterpunch.org During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of More

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-21). US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles. mintpressnews.com The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.

Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould (2018-09-21). Weaponized Dreams? The Curious Case of Robert Moss. counterpunch.org After recently finishing a multi-part series on the long history of "fake" news propaganda behind America's current anti-Russia hysteria, a friend sent an email she'd received from "Bestselling author & Dream Shaman Robert Moss." Robert Moss currently leads seminars and workshops at some of the best known New Age institutions, such as Omega and Esalen. He More

Nick Pemberton (2018-09-21). With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice. counterpunch.org As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a 'blue wave' of Democrats to save us. Republicans, who align across the board with President Trump's corporate ecocide agenda, want to push through Trump's despicable Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a potential blue wave. Republicans may not trust Donald Trump, but they agree with him on the issues and will take whatever gains he has provided the party. More

Roger Kimmel Smith (2018-09-21). Randy Forsberg and the Quest for Peace on Earth. progressive.org On the International Day of Peace, remembering a pioneer in nuclear disarmament and the evolution of humanity away from war.

Graham Peebles (2018-09-21). Priorities of the Time: Peace. counterpunch.org For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such conflicts, and are crying out More

Jim Hightower (2018-09-21). Amazon is Making Workers Tweet About How Great It is to Work There. counterpunch.org In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control… by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue. Amazon CEO Jeff More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-21). Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: It is Outrageous that the US is Supporting a Genocidal War in Yemen. therealnews.com Over 5 million children are facing starvation and a cholera outbreak is raging in Yemen, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet the US continues to support the Saudi bombing and destruction of the country, says Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

W. T. Whitney (2018-09-21). US Harasses Cuba Amid Mysterious Circumstances. counterpunch.org An altered style of U.S. aggression against Cuba emerged one year ago. Those in charge seem to have added new elements of meanness and improvisation to their accustomed ways of waging all-but-war against Cuba. They've demonstrated muddled ideas of danger from Cuba and taken advantage of a situation remarkable for its obscure origins. The alarm sounded More

Jim Naureckas (2018-09-21). They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper. fair.org New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy—with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald Newhouse, etc.) still well-represented on Forbes' running list of the world's billionaires—what distinguishes this new breed of press magnate is that they bought their media properties with fortunes made in other industries. | Some, like Benioff, come out of the tech industry; tech tycoons like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, eBay's Pierre Omidyar and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs have profited from a tech boom (or bubble) that gives them plenty of cash to spend. Others come out of the financial sector, which has doubled its share of the…

Robert Hunziker (2018-09-21). Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater? counterpunch.org The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences of global warming, which on a worst-worst-worst case basis could lead to human extinction; although, not many climate scientists discuss that possibility. But, More

ZeroHedge (2018-09-21). US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales. mintpressnews.com A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh.

John Pilger (2018-09-21). Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing. mintpressnews.com So much of mainstream journalism has descended to the level of a cult-like formula of bias, hearsay and omission. Subjectivism is all; slogans and outrage are proof enough. What matters is "perception."

Dave Clennon (2018-09-21). A Victory for Historical Accuracy and the Peace Movement: Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and "The Vietnam War" counterpunch.org Ken Burns, branded as "America's Storyteller," was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 9. (The "primetime," higher-profile Emmys were awarded later, on September 17.) Burns's latest project, the mammoth PBS series, "The Vietnam War," was nominated for Emmys in four categories. One by one, through the evening, all four More

Democracy Now! (2018-09-21). Trump Warned Michael Moore Not to Make a Film About Him in 1998 Interview on Roseanne Show. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with Michael Moore about his interaction with Donald Trump on Roseanne Barr's talk show in November 1998. Moore had released the film "Roger & Me" nine years earlier. Trump was upset to learn the two would be appearing together and threatened to leave, Moore says. Michael Moore negotiated with Trump, asked him not to leave, and promised not to "go after" him over real estate dealings and charges of racism—and now says he was "played."

Vern Loomis (2018-09-21). Has Something Evil This Way Come? counterpunch.org It sounds like a partisan question: Is Donald Trump evil? Maybe it has to be a partisan question; can anyone truly be unbiased towards him, and who in his camp would pose the question? So, bias admitted, it's still a necessary question: Is Donald Trump evil and what does it matter? He's already been labeled with so many More

Jill Richardson (2018-09-21). Why Women Don't Report Sexual Assault. counterpunch.org When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn't she speak out then? Why didn't she go to the police? There's a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn't speak out even now, and More

Elliott Gabriel (2018-09-21). North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes. mintpressnews.com "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again." — South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Eugene V. Debs (2018-09-21). 'While there is a lower class, I am in it': Eugene Debs sedition centennial. peoplesworld.org The history books tell us that World War I was: 1) The "war to end all wars" (tell that to the tens of millions who have died in the century since). And 2) that President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States to be on a mission to "make the world safe for democracy." The reality, however, was far different from the rhetoric. The ruling classes made out very well from the fighting. World War I proved to be very good for finance capital as profits reached new heights. | But not everyone among the working class agreed. Strong opposition to the war among the population led the federal government to set up a sophisticated propaganda effort to bolster public support and to minimize opposition. | Along these lines, Congress passed several laws limiting the rights of those who were against the war.

Ron Jacobs (2018-09-21). Faith, Madness, or Death. counterpunch.org Rashomon is one of Japanese film director A. Kurosawa's most well-known films. It is based on the short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese short story writer Ry≈´nosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa lived and wrote his fiction in the years before World War Two. He committed suicide at age thirty-five, leaving behind at least one hundred More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-09-21). Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost! counterpunch.org + The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben More

William Boardman (2018-09-21). The Shame of Dianne Feinstein, the Courage of Christine Blasey Ford. counterpunch.org Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to More

Ben Dangl (2018-09-21). The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos. counterpunch.org Reviewed: The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018). Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state's military outposts, and toward the autonomous More

Democracy Now! (2018-09-21). Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk. democracynow.org "Fahrenheit 11/9″—That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…

Brad Evans (2018-09-21). What Does It Mean to Celebrate International Peace Day? counterpunch.org We know the world continues to be dangerous. We know our cities are continued targets for indiscriminate attacks. We know we continue to sell arms to brutal dictators on the basis that if we don't others will. We know we continue to invest heavily in military research and development because that's just the established order of things. We know there are groups in the world like Islamic State, which revel in the most abhorrent and intimately barbaric acts of killing upon anybody who doesn't fit into their dystopian visions. Jonathan Cook (2018-09-21). Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order. counterpunch.org Nazareth Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians — the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups — reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or "deal of the century", the Trump administration hopes to solve More

Steve Baggarly (2018-09-21). Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia. counterpunch.org Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, September 12th marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the More

Ramzy Baroud (2018-09-21). Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide. counterpunch.org Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on Sep. 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of More

RT (2018-09-21). Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'. rt.com Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones's Infowars, saying that the site "promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance" and thus violated their use policy. |

RT (2018-09-21). Trump's new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet. rt.com Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing 'malicious actors' like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy. |

RT (2018-09-21). NYT rolls out mammoth report on 'Russian interference' that fails to tell allegations from facts. rt.com A new take on the 'Russia hacked the US election' story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It's usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see.

RT (2018-09-21). Clown wars: Trump trades Pennywise barbs with California Democrat. rt.com In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King's novel "IT".

RT (2018-09-21). Trump delays order to declassify Russia probe documents. rt.com President Donald Trump has delayed his order to declassify documents related the the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page, and asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.

RT (2018-09-21). 'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO). rt.com A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.

wsws (2018-09-21). UK government attempt to gag teachers as cuts deepen. wsws.org The government reaction must be seen as a warning: not only will school cuts continue unabated but that they will move forcefully against any attempts to block their austerity agenda.

RT (2018-09-21). Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed. rt.com President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged 'attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward? |

Lee Fang (2018-09-21). State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales. theintercept.com The former lobbyist's team said a $2 billion sale of Raytheon missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be imperiled.

wsws (2018-09-21). New York Times' fraudulent "election plot" dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria. wsws.org The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia "hijacked" the 2016 election and carried out a "stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor" to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.

wsws (2018-09-21). Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class. wsws.org This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.

wsws (2018-09-21). Australian government planning to reopen strategic Papua New Guinea naval base. wsws.org The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.

James Carden (2018-09-20). Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria. thenation.com Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-20). CN Radio—Episode 3: Gareth Porter on DHS Deception & Bi-Partisan Fear of Revolt. consortiumnews.com The DHS deceptively pushed the story that Russia hacked U.S. voter databases; and both Democratic & Republican elites fear popular revolt against their failed polices but refuse to change, as Gareth Porter explains. The guest on Episode 3 of Consortium… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-09-20). Headlines for September 20, 2018. democracynow.org Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request, North & South Korea Aim to Declare End of War This Year, Shocking Video: Florence Rainfall Drowns Thousands of Factory Farm Animals in NC, Puerto Rico Marks Anniversary of Hurricane Maria as Trump Denies Death Count, Trump Continues Attack on Sessions: "I Don't Have an Attorney General", Senate Passes $674 Billion Military Spending Bill, FBI & DOJ to Redact Documents Trump Ordered Fully Declassified, Israeli Forces Kill 15-Year-Old Boy in Gaza as Historic Protests Continue, Palestinian UNRWA Staff Protest Job Cuts in Gaza, Germany:…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-20). Right-Wing Network Spent Millions to Portray Questions for Kavanaugh on Abortion as "Anti-Religious" democracynow.org As Republicans charge forward with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominee hearing despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that he raped her as a teenager, a new Nation investigation reveals a secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions of dollars attacking questions about Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, LGBTQ rights and executive privilege as "anti-religious bigotry." We speak with Sarah Posner about her explosive new report for The Nation, "The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook." She is a reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-20). American Prison: Shane Bauer Traces History of U.S. For-Profit Prisons from Slavery to Today. democracynow.org "American Prison." That's the name of the new book by award-winning journalist Shane Bauer, who dives deep into the profit-earning motives of U.S. prisons, from convict labor in colonial-era settlements all the way to present-day mass incarceration, including Bauer's own stint as an undercover prison guard at the privately owned Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. We speak with Shane Bauer in New York City.

2018-09-24: Social Media Postees

Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel
GeoPolitics Alert | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […] | The post Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel appeared first on The Ira…
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Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Additional coverage: Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20 | Jerusalem Post Russian Defense Ministry's Statement on Il-20 Downing Justified, Balanced – MP | Sputnik News Russia: Israel to Blame for Downed Plane Over Syria, Deliberately Misled Us | Haaretz | The post Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands?
J. Michael Springmann | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […] | The post The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Saeid Mollaei from Iran claimed a gold medal in the men's -81kg weight division of the 2018 World Judo Championships on Sunday. Mollaei defeated Sotaro Fujiwara of Japan in the final match in 80 seconds. It was Iran's first gold medal in World Championships in fifteen years. German judoka Alexander Wieczerzak and Vedat Albayrak of […] | The post Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships appeared first on The Iranian.
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Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Will 'Denounce Aberrant Blockade' To UN
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-24
President Diaz-Canel says he'll "denounce the aberrant blockade policy" imposed by the U.S. on Cuba in front of the UN, saying Trump is inciting Cold War.
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China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-24
A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as Part of the Cooperation Agreement.
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Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the current U.S. administration has adopted a unilateral and extreme nationalistic ideologies and in such a situation Iran has many things to say at the UN General Assembly. "They respect no agreement. They respect neither the (UN) Human Rights Council nor economic agreements and the Paris (climate) […] | The post Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani appeared first on The Iranian.
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Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero's "refounding" of Fourth International
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-24
Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.
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Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-24
Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday's attack.
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'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-24
As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous.
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SF City Hall Rally Before Audit Hearing: If We Don't Get No Justice You Don't Get No Peace
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-09-24
SEIU 1021 San Francisco city workers rallied at City Hall on 9/19/18 to protest the systemic racism, workplace bullying and illegal discrimination and termination of African American and other workers in the City. The rally was called prior to a audit hearing of the SF Board Of Supervisors to hear from witnesses and the Department of Human Resources run by Micki Callahan. Workers said that she had been personally involved in managing the illegal discrimination and retaliation against African American and other city workers.
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76 Reasons To Oppose The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh
Impeach Kavanaugh | indybay.org | 2018-09-24
100 civil rights groups, 25 major enviornmental groups, hundreds of women's groups, Native American tribes, civil libertarians, abolitionists, | animal rights coalitions, peace networks, etc oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…
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International Criminal Court should investigate the US for war crimes
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2018-09-24
National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court as recent as Monday, September 10, while giving a speech to the nefarious Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel!
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OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at […] | The post OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production appeared first on The Iranian.
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Nationwide Walkout Planned to Show Solidarity With Sexual Assault Survivors
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
Women and men across the country are planning a national walkout on Monday afternoon in a show of solidarity with sexual assault survivors, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify regarding her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. | More than three dozen progressive organizations–including NARAL Pro-Choice America, CREDO, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund– announced the event late Saturday, calling on survivors and allies to wear black on Monday and to walk out of their workplaces, schools, and homes at 1: 00pm EST. Supporters will also be posting photos of their participation online with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. | "Dr. Blasey Ford has bravely come forward with her story of sexual assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, despite knowing this will come at great cost to her life and her family," said NARAL in a statement. "Her willingness to testify…
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Lawyer Michael Avenatti Says He Represents a Third Woman with 'Credible Information' on Kavanaugh
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
Michael Avenatti also demanded Brett Kavanaugh's nomination be withdrawn. | A Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with allegations of assault their freshmen year of college. She describes to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer a dorm party in which the two with several others were playing a drinking game. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F. B. I. to investigate Kavanaugh's role in the incident. "I would think an F. B. I. investigation would be warranted," she said. Ramirez and her lawyers have been in. . .
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Selected Articles: War and the Surveillance State
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-23
For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in an … | The post Selected Articles: War and the Surveillance State appeared first on Global Research.
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Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly
Julia Conley | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world…and thinks it can act based on brute force. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two […] | The post Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly appeared first on The Iranian.
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Lindsey Graham Says He's Made Up His Mind to Vote for Kavanaugh Regardless of Christine Blasey Ford Allegations
Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
It's all happening. | Lindsey Graham has decided in advance of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that he will not change his mind on Kavanaugh, no matter what she brings to the table. On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Graham laid out his opinion on the Ford accusation, saying "you can't bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn't even get a warrant. What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy's. . .
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Trump Tax Plan 2.0 Cements the Worst Economic Policy in a Generation
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
Hot on the heels of last year's once-in-a-generation tax changes, House Republicans are pushing a new, extended plan to double down on their previous efforts, which primarily awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy. | The focus this time is on making permanent some individual tax provisions that were left temporary in the 2017 law. Like their predecessors from tax plan 1.0, these provisions disproportionately reward the richest 1 percent of Americans, and add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit while emptying public coffers. | In a time of ever-worsening economic inequality, tax plan 2.0 reads as a resounding failure to bring about real solutions and doubles down on some of the worst policy decisions in a generation. | Flashback to 2017: What the Last Bill Did: | The new plan from House Republicans follows on the heels of the…
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Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About the Dangers of Donald Trump
History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"It will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs. " | In 1838, when he was a twenty-nine-year-old Illinois state legislator, Abraham Lincoln foresaw the coming of Donald Trump. Lincoln warned of him, or someone like him, in a speech championing the rule of law over racist-driven mob rule. He was addressing the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield,. . .
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Arizona Threatens to Revoke Immigrant Children Shelter Licenses
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
Arizona health officials threatened on Wednesday to revoke the licenses of 13 federally funded immigrant children shelters, accusing the facilities' operator, Southwest Key, of displaying an "astonishingly flippant attitude" toward complying with the state's child protection laws. | But a day after the state sent its blistering letter to Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez, it became clear that any shutdown would create a tumultuous chain of events for federal and state regulators, who lack options for housing tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who cross the border every year. | "Shutting down the shelters would create a crisis for the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is charged with housing children caught at the border," said Maria Cancian, deputy assistant secretary for policy at the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families from 2015 to 2016. | Southwest…
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The 19th-Century Tumult Over Climate Change — and Why It Matters Today
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
Back in the 19th century, when tractors were still pulled by horses and the word "computer" meant a person hired to carry out tedious calculations, climate science made front-page news. | One European forester remarked in 1901 that few questions had "been debated and addressed from so many sides and so relentlessly" as that of the climatic effect of deforestation. Recalling this crowded, noisy and wide-ranging conflict — a "hurly-burly" over the "climate question," as the scientist Eduard Bràºckner called it at the time — reminds us that climate science has not always been the elite, well-mannered pursuit that it is today. | Might this popular, participatory approach have been an advantage? Given the ongoing rise in global greenhouse gas emissions five years after a UN report found that humans are " the dominant cause" of global warming, it's a…
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Tangled in the Garden of Good and Evil
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
The most widely acclaimed TV series ever about the Nazi occupation of France is a relentless epic with little use for the familiar images of craven collaborators and selfless resisters. Un village franàßais focuses on a fictional rural community that endures a tightening vise of German control for more than four years. The villagers live far away from black-and-white tropes. Even a ruthless Nazi official eludes the usual monochrome. The humans are all too human. | Un village averaged about 3.4 million French viewers during 72 episodes between 2009 and 2017. The dramatic series has also aired in upward of 40 countries, according to producers. Now gaining an audience in the United States via online platforms (under its English title A French Village), Un village is far afield from routine US media assumptions about bright lines between good and evil. | From the…
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Brett Kavanaugh is the Poster Boy for GOP Bad Faith Politics. Here's How Progressives Can Fight Back — And Win
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
Conservatives have spent the last half century waging a one-sided war to take over America's courts. | Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers has created an epic test for the nation, as well as our government. We've had 27 years to learn from the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, and governing Republicans, for one, certainly have: They've learned how to be even more ruthles. . .
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Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House–and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions–is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .
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Iran President Blames US-Backed Gulf State for Terror Attack — And Vows to Confront Trump at UN General Assembly
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world. " | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U. S. -backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U. S. over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. The attack took p. . .
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State Violence Is at the Root of Health Inequities
Shared by mike_6 | truthout.org | 2018-09-23
The root causes of health disparities lie in policies and practices that distribute power and resources such as housing, education, employment and health services inequitably. For example, law enforcement agencies–including police and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers–disproportionately target, surveil and perpetrate state violence against communities of color. Ample research shows that the unjust government practices associated with the enforcement of immigration policies, the war on drugs or the criminal legal system damage health and reduce life chances for entire marginalized communities, playing a key role in creating health disparities. | The paradox here is that the government and taxpayers are funding both the state violence that causes these public health problems and the public health attempts to address them. While hundreds of billions of dollars fund unjust state violence practices, public health agencies…
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Preventing Palestine: A Must Read History of Failed Peace-Making
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-23
Seth Anziska's Preventing Palestine: A Political History From Camp David to Oslo is a deeply insightful and profoundly disturbing book that traces the tortuous path of Middle East peace-making during the past four decades. It was quite painful to read…. | The post Preventing Palestine: A Must Read History of Failed Peace-Making appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran Fears Plot by U.S. and Its Gulf Allies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-23
Declarations that its regime will be overthrown–such as Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani made over the weekend–haven't led to a military confrontation yet, but the risk is rising. | The post Iran Fears Plot by U.S. and Its Gulf Allies appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, says U.S. sanctions are causing economic pain on Iran that will eventually lead to the downfall of the Tehran government. "I don't know when we're going to overthrow them," Giuliani said at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities in New […] | The post Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government appeared first on The Ir…
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Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-23
On Saturday, a terrorist attack at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran killed at least 29 individuals, around five dozen others injured, many seriously, military personnel and innocent civilians targeted. | Mostly civilians were harmed, including women and children, the death … | The post Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
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AHVAZ
Amir Parstabar | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
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Giuliani Calls for New Iranian 'Revolution' at Anti-Government Rally
James Reinl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-23
US President Donald Trump's close ally and lawyer Rudy Giuliani spoke of "revolution" and the "overthrow" of Iran's ruling clerics at a rally of anti-government Iranian Americans on Saturday as the administration continues its offensive against Tehran. | Giuliani spoke … | The post Giuliani Calls for New Iranian 'Revolution' at Anti-Government Rally appeared first on Global Research.
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This Blessed Plot: Art Untangles Conspiracy at the Met Breuer
Siddhartha Mitter | theintercept.com | 2018-09-23
Mark Lombardi would have had a field day. If the American conceptual artist, who took his own life in 2000, had lived a little longer, he would have witnessed Bush versus Gore, with its lawyer armies and hanging chads; and of course the September 11 attacks and launch of the so-called war on terror, which would have fed even further his obsessional interest in the nefarious networks that structure our lives. | Scouring the newspapers to document the plots of his time — the savings and loan scandal, Whitewater, the Vatican bank — and filling thousands of index cards, Lombardi produced large, elegant drawings, all circles and arced lines, with precise notations in red and black pencil. It was data art for the late-analog age, literally connecting the dots: who transacted with whom, who was linked by hierarchy or common allegiance. In part,…
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'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-23
The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.
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Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region
Nidal Rahawi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
In part I of this article we spoke with Mr. Nidal Rahawi about life under Kurdish rule and some of the most recent tragic events that have taken place. In part II we will expand on the topic of education … | The post Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the…
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The New York Times as Judge and Jury
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-22
Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We've seen it before: … Read more ?…
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Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […] | The post Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists are not members of the Daesh* [terrorist group, banned in Russia] and do not belong to groups […] | The post Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel appeared first on Th…
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Kavanaugh Ally Did Online Searches for Christine Ford Before She Was Revealed As Accuser: Report
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-22
The ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate. | A conservative lobbyist friend of Brett Kavanaugh's searched for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on LinkedIn before she was outed as the person who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Ford forwarded an email to an associate showing that Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whalen had been looking at her LinkedIn profile. According to the report, Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after the Post shared her name with the White House — but before the newspaper posted a story revealing her name on Monday. In a statement, the White House claimed that neither Kavanaugh nor anyone within the administration shared the accuser's name with Whelan. The EPPC president and Kavanaugh ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate. …
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Video: How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy
Abby Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | "As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists … | The post Video: How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy appeared first on Global Resear…
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Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War
PKVDP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring | On the margins of D-Day celebrations in Normandy in June … | The post Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War appeared first on Global Research.
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Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Iran president Hassan Rouhani has vowed a "crushing response" after four gunmen attacked a military parade in the city of Ahwaz, killing at least 25 people, including soldiers and civilians. | The fighters opened fire on a large crowd of spectators … | The post Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead appeared first on Global Research.
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New documents on Yeltsin-Clinton conversations further expose US "meddling" in Russian politics
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-22
The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
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In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-21
At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online | The post In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran appeared first on
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Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of…
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US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. | The post US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles appeared first on MintPress News.
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Weaponized Dreams? The Curious Case of Robert Moss
Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
After recently finishing a multi-part series on the long history of "fake" news propaganda behind America's current anti-Russia hysteria, a friend sent an email she'd received from "Bestselling author & Dream Shaman Robert Moss." Robert Moss currently leads seminars and workshops at some of the best known New Age institutions, such as Omega and Esalen. He…
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Randy Forsberg and the Quest for Peace on Earth
Roger Kimmel Smith | progressive.org | 2018-09-21
On the International Day of Peace, remembering a pioneer in nuclear disarmament and the evolution of humanity away from war.
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The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Reviewed: The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018). Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state's military outposts, and toward the autonomous…
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North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
"We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again." — South Korean President Moon Jae-in | The post North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes appeared first on MintPress News.
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Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater?
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences of global warming, which on a worst-worst-worst case basis could lead to human extinction; although, not many climate scientists discuss that possibility. But,…
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A Victory for Historical Accuracy and the Peace Movement: Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and "The Vietnam War"
Dave Clennon | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Ken Burns, branded as "America's Storyteller," was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 9. (The "primetime," higher-profile Emmys were awarded later, on September 17.) Burns's latest project, the mammoth PBS series, "The Vietnam War," was nominated for Emmys in four categories. One by one, through the evening, all four…
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US Harasses Cuba Amid Mysterious Circumstances
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
An altered style of U.S. aggression against Cuba emerged one year ago. Those in charge seem to have added new elements of meanness and improvisation to their accustomed ways of waging all-but-war against Cuba. They've demonstrated muddled ideas of danger from Cuba and taken advantage of a situation remarkable for its obscure origins. The alarm sounded…
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Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
"Fahrenheit 11/9"–That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…
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With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a 'blue wave' of Democrats to save us. Republicans, who align across the board with President Trump's corporate ecocide agenda, want to push through Trump's despicable Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a potential blue wave. Republicans may not trust Donald Trump, but they agree with him on the issues and will take whatever gains he has provided the party.
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Faith, Madness, or Death
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Rashomon is one of Japanese film director A. Kurosawa's most well-known films. It is based on the short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese short story writer Ry≈´nosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa lived and wrote his fiction in the years before World War Two. He committed suicide at age thirty-five, leaving behind at least one hundred…
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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh. | The post US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales appeared first on MintPress News.
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'While there is a lower class, I am in it': Eugene Debs sedition centennial
Eugene V. Debs | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-21
The history books tell us that World War I was: 1) The "war to end all wars" (tell that to the tens of millions who have died in the century since). And 2) that President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States to be on a mission to "make the world safe for democracy." The reality, however, was far different from the rhetoric. The ruling classes made out very well from the fighting. World War I proved to be very good for finance capital as profits reached new heights. | But not everyone among the working class agreed. Strong opposition to the war among the population led the federal government to set up a sophisticated propaganda effort to bolster public support and to minimize opposition. | Along these lines, Congress passed several laws limiting the rights of those who were against the war.
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They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-21
New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy–with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald Newhouse, etc.) still well-represented on Forbes' running list of the world's billionaires–what distinguishes this new breed of press magnate is that they bought their media properties with fortunes made in other industries. | Some, like Benioff, come out of the tech industry; tech tycoons like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, eBay's Pierre Omidyar and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs have profited from a tech boom (or bubble) that gives them plenty of cash to spend. Others come out of the financial sector, which has doubled its share of the…
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The Shame of Dianne Feinstein, the Courage of Christine Blasey Ford
William Boardman | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to…
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Has Something Evil This Way Come?
Vern Loomis | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
It sounds like a partisan question: Is Donald Trump evil? Maybe it has to be a partisan question; can anyone truly be unbiased towards him, and who in his camp would pose the question? So, bias admitted, it's still a necessary question: Is Donald Trump evil and what does it matter? He's already been labeled with so many…
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Priorities of the Time: Peace
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such conflicts, and are crying out…
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Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/roam…

Amazon is Making Workers Tweet About How Great It is to Work There
Jim Hightower | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control… by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue. Amazon CEO Jeff…
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Why Women Don't Report Sexual Assault
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn't she speak out then? Why didn't she go to the police? There's a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn't speak out even now, and…
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Trump Warned Michael Moore Not to Make a Film About Him in 1998 Interview on Roseanne Show
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
We continue our conversation with Michael Moore about his interaction with Donald Trump on Roseanne Barr's talk show in November 1998. Moore had released the film "Roger & Me" nine years earlier. Trump was upset to learn the two would be appearing together and threatened to leave, Moore says. Michael Moore negotiated with Trump, asked him not to leave, and promised not to "go after" him over real estate dealings and charges of racism–and now says he was "played."
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Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Nazareth Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians — the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups — reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or "deal of the century", the Trump administration hopes to solve…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/pale…

Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia
Steve Baggarly | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, September 12th marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the…
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Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on Sep. 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of…
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NYT rolls out mammoth report on 'Russian interference' that fails to tell allegations from facts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A new take on the 'Russia hacked the US election' story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It's usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see.
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Australian government planning to reopen strategic Papua New Guinea naval base
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Trump's new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing 'malicious actors' like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.
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UK government attempt to gag teachers as cuts deepen
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The government reaction must be seen as a warning: not only will school cuts continue unabated but that they will move forcefully against any attempts to block their austerity agenda.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-09-21
The former lobbyist's team said a $2 billion sale of Raytheon missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be imperiled. | The post State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales appeared first on The Intercept.
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Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged 'attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward?
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'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.
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Trump delays order to declassify Russia probe documents
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Donald Trump has delayed his order to declassify documents related the the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page, and asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.
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New York Times' fraudulent "election plot" dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia "hijacked" the 2016 election and carried out a "stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor" to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Clown wars: Trump trades Pennywise barbs with California Democrat
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King's novel "IT".
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Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones's Infowars, saying that the site "promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance" and thus violated their use policy.
rt.com/usa/439083-paypal-bans-in…

Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-09-20
Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.
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CN Radio–Episode 3: Gareth Porter on DHS Deception & Bi-Partisan Fear of Revolt
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-20
The DHS deceptively pushed the story that Russia hacked U.S. voter databases; and both Democratic & Republican elites fear popular revolt against their failed polices but refuse to change, as Gareth Porter explains. The guest on Episode 3 of Consortium… Read more ?…
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Climate Change Made Florence a Monster–but Media Failed to Tell That Story
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-20
The Miami Herald never mentioned global warming in 21 stories on Hurricane Florence, Public Citizen found–despite being based in one of the US cities most vulnerable to climate change. | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. | But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than…
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Right-Wing Network Spent Millions to Portray Questions for Kavanaugh on Abortion as "Anti-Religious"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
As Republicans charge forward with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominee hearing despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that he raped her as a teenager, a new Nation investigation reveals a secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions of dollars attacking questions about Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, LGBTQ rights and executive privilege as "anti-religious bigotry." We speak with Sarah Posner about her explosive new report for The Nation, "The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook." She is a reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/20/r…

American Prison: Shane Bauer Traces History of U.S. For-Profit Prisons from Slavery to Today
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
"American Prison." That's the name of the new book by award-winning journalist Shane Bauer, who dives deep into the profit-earning motives of U.S. prisons, from convict labor in colonial-era settlements all the way to present-day mass incarceration, including Bauer's own stint as an undercover prison guard at the privately owned Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. We speak with Shane Bauer in New York City.
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Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
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To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't.
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'Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts' says professor in warning to Americans
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now "likely" targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested.
rt.com/usa/438878-boy-scouts-rus…

Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.
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US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.
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Three killed in mass shooting in Harford County, Maryland
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Three people have been killed and at least two injured in a shooting in Harford County, Maryland. The female suspect, a temporary employee at a Rite-Aid warehouse, is also dead in what appears to be suicide, authorities said.
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Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-19
President Trump has ordered Russia-gate data to be declassified but will likely be stonewalled, raising questions about whether Trump is his own man, writes Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Don't hold your breath. While the media… Read more ?…
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'When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-19
Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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The Forever War's Cheerleaders
Lyle Jeremy Rubin | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
The Forever War's Cheerleaders appeared first on The Nation.
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As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business"
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2018-09-19
"I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."
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Michael Moore: Senate Must Take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Seriously & Postpone Kavanaugh Hearing
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-19
A Senate hearing with Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford may not move forward, as Blasey Ford asks for the FBI to investigate her claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager before she testifies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh to both testify on Monday, but Blasey Ford's attorneys are declining the offer. Her lawyers wrote in a letter to Grassley, "While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in fr…
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Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico
Intercepted | theintercept.com | 2018-09-19
The Intercept's Naomi Klein, veteran journalist Juan González, and musician Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, are this week's guests. | The post Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico appeared first on The Intercept.
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