2018-10-16: News Headlines

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince. therealnews.com The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-16). Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'. therealnews.com North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans "do nothing without our approval." We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

South Front (2018-10-16). Video: Syrian Army Kicks Off Another Attempt to Eliminate ISIS in Al-Safa. globalresearch.ca On October 11th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), local militais, and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) prepared to launch a new offensive on the remaining ISIS fighters in the al-Safa area with support from Russia, …

CP Editor (2018-10-16). The War On Drugs — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-16). Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'. therealnews.com North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans "do nothing without our approval." We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince. therealnews.com The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue Killers or Rogue Royals? globalresearch.ca Trump's claim that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's possible murder is likely only half of the story in the sense that this operation probably wasn't ordered by Riyadh but might have been …

Staff (2018-10-16). Koreas Agree to Break Ground on Inter-Korean Railroad. truthdig.com SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. | The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that U.S.-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas' efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry. | There was also controversy over a decision by South Korea's…

Lydia Andrews (2018-10-16). IMF and World Bank Warn of Financial Crisis as Indonesian Currency Hits Asian Crisis Low. indybay.org World leaders, finance ministers, heads of banks and nongovernmental organizations begin the Annual IMF and World Bank Meetings held this year in Indonesia. Ahead of the meetings the IMF issued stark warnings that another global financial crisis could be on the horizon. As the meetings kickoff, the currency of Indonesia hit lows reminiscent of the devastating "Asian Financial Crisis" of the 1990s.

Jake Johnson (2018-10-16). 'You Couldn't Make This Up': Mops, Cleaners, Trash Bags Delivered To Saudi Consulate. iranian.com As one reporter joked, "the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive." At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. President […]

Joseph E. Stiglitz (2018-10-16). People vs. Money In America's Midterm Elections. iranian.com We will soon find out whether US voters matter more than the money flowing into the Republican Party's coffers. America's political and economic future, and most likely the peace and prosperity of the entire world, depends on the answer. All eyes are on the United States as November's Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer […]

SouthFront (2018-10-16). US Sanctions Threats 'Unexpectedly' Led To Deeper Economic Ties Between Iran And Russia. iranian.com US sanctions are causing further global regionalization and have boosted Iranian-Russian relations. According to a report by Israeli political analyst Dana Weiss, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a secret document that describes Russia's plan to aid Iran in subverting the incoming US Sanctions on the Islamic Republic's oil exports. According to Weiss, Iran […]

wsws (2018-10-16). Former first lady Michelle Obama's declares George W. Bush "my partner in crime" wsws.org Bush is guilty of war crimes of the highest order, but they are crimes that the entire political establishment supports and is pledged to continue.

RT (2018-10-16). It takes a neocon: DC hawk reinvents self as trans woman. rt.com A neoconservative policy hawk has brought the transgender revolution to the world of Washington, DC think tanks, suggesting that having the "right" politics goes a long way towards acceptance – unlike, say, Chelsea Manning.

RFE (2018-10-16). High Prices Helping Iran Make Up For Loss Of Half Of Oil Exports, VP Says. iranian.com Iran has lost some customers for its oil because of looming U.S. sanctions, but high prices are making up for the lost sales, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has said. "While some countries have stopped buying oil from Iran, we have found new partners," he was quoted as saying by Iran's IRIB broadcaster on October […]

Toby Blomé (2018-10-16). GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH! indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.

wsws (2018-10-16). Trump backs Saudi Arabia, suggesting "rogue killers" murdered Khashoggi. wsws.org While Trump's remarks are absurd, the hypocrisy of his critics in American ruling circles, given their long support for the murderous Saud regime, is staggering.

wsws (2018-10-16). Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers. wsws.org Amazon workers have reported to the International Amazon Workers Voice that the pay changes have been accompanied by a general "tightening up" of the tyrannical internal regime in the warehouses.

Zero Hedge (2018-10-16). Netanyahu Hopes To Bring U.S. Attention Back On Iran, Threatens "Action" In Syria. iranian.com With the Jamal Khashoggi affair shaking up Saudi-Washington relations, and with multiple Gulf countries predictably coming out in support of Riyadh's denials that it was behind the journalist's disappearance and apparent murder, it will be interesting to see Israel's stance on the issue. We fully expect Israel to do all that it can to lobby Washington […]

Ramin Mazaheri (2018-10-16). Iran's Definitive Account Of The Iran-Iraq War: Written By A Female Iraqi Kurd. iranian.com Thirty years after the end of Iran's "War of Sacred Defense" Iran's "military parades" are attacked, but the world still doesn't really comprehend exactly what the West is attacking in Iran. On September 22nd there was a terrible terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz which killed 25 innocent people and wounded 70 other people. […]

The Saker (2018-10-16). The Khashoggi Extortion Fiasco. iranian.com A mystifying diplomatic escalation ensued following the disappearance of Saudi Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Why would the United States of America make such a fuss over the disappearance of a non-American citizen? Why would America turn a blind eye to the Saudi killing of thousands of Yemeni […]

Nonviolence (2018-10-16). Dianne Feinstein: Vivisector, Animal Abuser, Hidden Hawk.. Please Vote Her Out. indybay.org Feinstein sponsored AETA legislation. Her husband bought Ringling Brothers, | is on the board of the vivisecting American Cancer Soc. Feinstein's prowar votes have helped kill trillions of anmals.

John Wojcik (2018-10-15). Why Trump bears responsibility for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. peoplesworld.org European nations, including Germany, France, and Britain, are calling for a "credible investigation" of the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and never came out. Turkey said he was tortured, killed, and dismembered by a S…

Ilana Novick (2018-10-15). Myanmar Military Used Facebook to Incite Violence Against the Rohingya. truthdig.com The social network we use to share cat photos and reports of new babies is also a breeding ground for disinformation campaigns. As Americans continue to argue over whether posts from Russian-affiliated groups influenced the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election, an investigative report by The New York Times reveals the Myanmar (formerly Burma) military "turned the social…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Former Saudi Political Prisoner: Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics. democracynow.org Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," President Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if i…

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-10-15). Trump's Racist Worldview and Terrifying Obsession with Eugenics Long Predates His Disgusting Attacks on Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry. alternet.org Trump history on this subject is well-documented. | After years of Donald Trump taunting Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. , with the racist nickname "Pocahontas" and suggesting, falsely, that she used her family's claim to have Native American ancestry for a leg up in h. . .

Staff (2018-10-15). Pressured Over Missing Writer, Saudi Arabia Lashes Out. truthdig.com Riyadh has promised to retaliate should President Donald Trump follow through on his threat to severely punish the oil-rich kingdom.

Whitney Webb (2018-10-15). Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to "Buy American" mintpressnews.com The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi's disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex — in this case Lockheed Martin — but masquerading as a response motivated by "human rights."

Daisy Luther (2018-10-15). Why the Coordinated Alternative Media Purge Should Terrify Everyone: Soon Those Who Hate Freedom Will Have Unquestioned Access to the Minds of 2 Billion People. globalresearch.ca Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It's just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they'll soon …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics. truthout.org Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if it was f…

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-15). These Five Stunning Facts About Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Show Why His Murder Will Rock US-Saudi Relations. alternet.org The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is not going to be easily explained. | The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and allegations of foul play have inspired considerable outrage, with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders on the left to journalist Max Boot on the right demanding answers. Turkish government officials are alleging that Saudi government officials l. . .

Jeff Cohen (2018-10-15). Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters. counterpunch.org Chants of "No More War" from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). In the Age of Amazon, Is There a Conscientious Way to Shop? truthout.org Janine Jackson interviewed Neil deMause about Amazon and the Village Voice for the October 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Janine Jackson: Amazon got a PR boost from its announcement that, after considerable pressure, it would raise workers' minimum wage to $15 an hour. Immediately after, we learned that the company would simultaneously be cutting

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Incendiary and Cluster Munitions. globalresearch.ca Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. | Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. | The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV Convention) states: …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Syria: Another US Forever War? globalresearch.ca Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. | Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end …

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). 'Selling Out America': Paul Krugman Explains How Trump and His Cronies 'Are Willing to Endanger Civilization' for Political Gain. alternet.org Their reaction to climate change is revealing. | A new report from the United Nations detailing the looming threat of global warming should be all anyone can talk about this month, but instead, it has been largely ignored in the American political debate. The reason is simple: Almost no one believes there's much chance the United States has the political will to do anything substantial to. . .

Ramin Mazaheri (2018-10-15). Iran's Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd. mintpressnews.com Thirty years after the end of Iran's "War of Sacred Defense" Iran's "military parades" are attacked, but the world still doesn't really comprehend exactly what the West is attacking in Iran.

Staff (2018-10-15). John Oliver on Our Presidents' Troubling Ties to Saudi Arabia (Video). truthdig.com Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to maintain a questionable relationship with Saudi Arabia, but the comedian argues he may be the first who doesn't view it as a compromise.

Christopher Black (2018-10-15). On US Naval Blockades and a Hard Days War. Economic Warfare against Russia is not Working. globalresearch.ca On the 22nd of October 1962 the US 2nd Fleet began the blockade of Cuba, an action that immediately threatened the world with nuclear war and annihilation. Those of us old enough to remember President Kennedy's statement on live television …

Patrick Cockburn (2018-10-15). The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org The plot to supposedly murder Jamal Khashoggi, as apparently proved by Turkish audio and video evidence shown to US officials, is a grisly mixture of savagery and stupidity: Jack the Ripper meets Inspector Clouseau. Neither element is surprising because violent overreaction to minor threats is a traditional feature of dictatorial rule. As seems to be the case with Saudi Arabia today, Iraq under Saddam Hussein made immense efforts to eliminate exiled critics who posed no danger to the regime. Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Young Muslim LGBTQ Activists Fight for Right to Love and Worship Freely. truthout.org A global movement is challenging stereotypes and redefining what it means to live at the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality, and gender. Despite the struggles of isolation and Islamophobia, LGBTQ+ Muslims are determined to fight for their right to worship and love freely without sacrificing one identity at the expense of the other. | Amir Ashour: | IraQueer: | Same-sex relationships between adults technically have been legal in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. In practice, however, LGBTQ+ Iraqis are subject to discrimination, family and community shunning, and murder…

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-15). 'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria. therealnews.com Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid discusses her book "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria," based on years of on-the-ground reporting since the 2011 uprising.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-10-15). Saudi Coalition Targets Buses of Fleeing Civilians in Hodeida, Killing 19. mintpressnews.com There are no humanitarian corridors in Hodeida to allow civilians to flee or ambulance crews to transport the wounded to hospitals outside of the province. To make matter worse, a seemingly endless barrage of coalition airstrikes presents a constant danger to those seeking to flee the fighting.

Jake Johnson (2018-10-15). Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge. globalresearch.ca The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media. | After Facebook announced on October 10 that it shut down and removed hundreds of pages and accounts that it …

Turki Aldakhil (2018-10-15). US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself. globalresearch.ca I read the Saudi statement in response to the American proposals regarding sanctions on Saudi Arabia. The information circulating within decision-making circles within the kingdom have gone beyond the language used in the statement and discuss more than 30 potential …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). 'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria. therealnews.com Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid discusses her book "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria," based on years of on-the-ground reporting since the 2011 uprising.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Ex-US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Warns Against Trump's 'Wide-Eyed Acceptance' of King's Denial: He Told Me 9/11 Was 'An Israeli Plot'. alternet.org "The king firmly denied any knowledge of it," Trump said Monday. | Robert Jordan, the former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W. Bush, cautioned Donald Trump against "wide-eyed acceptance" of Saudi Arabia's claim it had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Trump on Monday said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-15). Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime. consortiumnews.com Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium… Read more →

Joan Walsh (2018-10-15). Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Rejects Ending Saudi Arms Sales over Journalist's Disappearance, Corporate Executives Pull Out of Saudi Investment Summit, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 19 and Injures 30, U.S. Death Toll from Hurricane Michael at 19 as Dozens Remain Missing, Trump Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial on "60 Minutes", Senate Confirms Former BP Oil Defender as Top Environmental Lawyer, Tens of Thousands March in Europe Demanding Action on Climate, Somalia: Al-Shabab Suicide Bombers Kill 20, Injure 40, Nigeria: Anti-Boko Haram Militia Releases Children It Held Captive, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 7 Palestinians…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Florida Supreme Court Just Thwarted the Republican Governor's Underhanded and Desperate Plot to Grab Power. alternet.org Rick Scott thought he had a failsafe to preserve GOP power in case Democrats won the governor's mansion. The state supreme court just threw cold water on it. | This year, Florida has very good odds of electing Andrew Gillum, the charismatic, progressive Tallahassee mayor, as their next governor. But outgoing GOP governor Rick Scott thought he had a. . .

Gary Leupp (2018-10-15). The Khashoggi Affair and and the Anti-Iran Axis. counterpunch.org I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting More

Marvin Kitman (2018-10-15). The Kitman Plan for Peace in the Middle East: Two Proposals. counterpunch.org For the last few years, there has been a debate about whether we should stay the course or cut and run in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, whatever). We've been in or out the last17 years of what began as the so-called Iraq War, which could be our first 100 Years War. We're in, More

Peter Korzun (2018-10-15). The United States Did It Again: Its Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria. globalresearch.ca The US-led coalition used white phosphorus (WP) munitions while delivering air strikes against the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor on Oct. 13. The attack resulted in civilian casualties. Last month, WP munitions were also used by two US Air Force …

Staff (2018-10-15). Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage. truthdig.com The Massachusetts senator rebuts Donald Trump's smears against her, fueling speculation she plans to run for president in 2020.

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-15). Ford Motor Chairman Cancels Visit To Saudi Investor Conference. iranian.com Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford cancelled a multi-stop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reports. The company did not elaborate on the reasons for Ford's decision not to attend the […]

RT (2018-10-15). 'Strong evidence' Elizabeth Warren may be a little Native American after all. rt.com A DNA test, provided by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to the Boston Globe, proves she has a little Native American blood due to an ancestor some 6-10 generations ago.

Gary Leupp (2018-10-15). The Khashoggi Affair And The Anti-Iran Axis. iranian.com I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting […]

RT (2018-10-15). I'm president and you're not': Trump mocks CBS anchor in tense 60 Minutes interview. rt.com US President Donald Trump stuck his executive privilege in the face of CBS anchor Lesley Stahl during a tug-of-war moment in his interview with CBS, reminding her who was in charge and refusing to make a pledge she demanded.

James M. Dorsey (2018-10-15). Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost. iranian.com The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At stake is not only the fate of a widely respected journalist and the future of Turkish-Saudi relations. Khashoggi's fate, whether he […]

RT (2018-10-15). CNN claims Saudi government to admit journalist killed in 'interrogation gone wrong'. rt.com A report being prepared by the Saudi government will say that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of interrogation gone wrong, in course of his abduction from Turkey, CNN reported citing anonymous sources. |

Zero Hedge (2018-10-15). Scientists Freak Out Over Pandemic Potential of Genetically Engineered Smallpox. globalresearch.ca Following the release of a paper earlier this year which describes how researchers stitched together segments of DNA in order to revive horsepox — a previously eradicated virus, scientists have been flipping out over the possibility that bad actors may …

wsws (2018-10-15). Autoworkers welcome SEP candidate Niles Niemuth. wsws.org Autoworkers gave SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth a warm welcome at a plant gate rally Saturday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan.

Robert Mackey (2018-10-15). Elizabeth Warren Reveals DNA Evidence of Native American Ancestry, Confronting Trump. theintercept.com Replying to Donald Trump's taunts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed that a DNA test provides evidence that she does, in fact, have Native American ancestry.

Tehran Times (2018-10-15). The Persian Michael Phelps: Swimmer Shahin Izadyar. iranian.com Shahin Izadyar, who won six gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, resembles the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps. Surpassing Japan in the third place in medal table, Izadyar helped Iran record the best ever showing at the Games. Izadyar has yet to win a medal in the […]

wsws (2018-10-15). US, European powers threaten Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi murder. wsws.org Evidence that America's closest Arab Middle East ally murdered a well known journalist exposes the criminality of the entire global financial aristocracy.

Conn Hallinan (2018-10-15). Syria's Chessboard. counterpunch.org The Syrian civil war has always been devilishly complex, with multiple actors following different scripts, but in the past few months it appeared to be winding down. The Damascus government now controls 60 percent of the country and the major population centers, the Islamic State has been routed, and the rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are largely cornered in Idilb Province in the country's northwest. But suddenly the Americans moved the goal posts—maybe—the Russians have fallen out with the Israelis, the Iranians are digging in their heels, and the Turks are trying to multi-task wi…

wsws (2018-10-15). Washington presses Central America to militarize and turn away from China. wsws.org With immigrants as the initial target, the militarization is ultimately aimed at suppressing any challenge from below and turning Central America into a battlefield in US wars against other "great powers."

RT (2018-10-15). The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'. rt.com A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite." |

Julia Conley (2018-10-15). Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to 'Psychological and Economic Warfare,' Rouhani Says. mintpressnews.com "In the past 40 years, there has not been a more spiteful team than the current U.S. government team toward Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic."

RT (2018-10-15). Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King 'immediately' over missing journalist. rt.com US President Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman of Saudi Arabia after the king denied having any knowledge about the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. |

RT (2018-10-15). 'Rogue killers' might have killed Saudi journalist – Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump said he believes it is possible that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-15). The Washington Post, as it Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists. theintercept.com The Post's righteous fury toward those who maintain relationships with the Saudi regime cannot be reconciled with its own actions.

RT (2018-10-15). Rogue killers or state murder? Riyadh gets benefit of doubt from Trump where Russia doesn't. rt.com Washington has reacted with uncharacteristic calm following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead of slapping Riyadh with sanctions and tearing up deals, Trump has refused to pin the blame on anyone.

Irandokht Paigah (2018-10-15). Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community. iranian.com I'm new to politics. My family ingrained a very clear message in my mind from when I was young — they said focus on your education, work hard, take care of your family and stay far away from politics. It made sense at the time, so I didn't question it and did exactly what I […]

Tasnim News (2018-10-15). Iran's Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms. iranian.com An Iranian military official confirmed that Bavar-373, Iran's homegrown long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems (VLS). The sophisticated homegrown air defense system that includes various components is undergoing complicated tests, he said, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019). […]

RT (2018-10-14). Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside — study. rt.com Dietary supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure, weight loss, and muscle gain secretly contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, researchers warn. The FDA has failed to crack down on offenders, they say, placing Americans at risk.

RT (2018-10-14). It's not 'light v dark' if Obama and Trump Supreme Court picks agree 93% of the time — Lee Camp. rt.com Lee Camp delves into 50 shades of darkness as he explains why Obama and Trump's Supreme Court picks vote shockingly similarly and why the Pentagon didn't actually believe in the triumph of democracy in Syria.

Juan Cole (2018-10-14). Iran: Khashoggi Was Murdered Because West Shielded Saudis From Criticism. iranian.com According to the invaluable BBC Monitoring press surveys of Middle Eastern newspapers, the coverage of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has differed enormously from country to country. In Lebanon, which has a diverse and somewhat free press, former journalist and current cabinet member Paula Yaqoubian told al-Jadid […]

RT (2018-10-14). US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says. rt.com Keen as ever on the idea of having a fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump says it's a necessity for Washington because its perceived top adversaries — Russia and China — are beating it to the punch.

RT (2018-10-14). Hunt for 'Googly Eye Bandit' is on in Georgia after war hero's statue gets funny eyes. rt.com Police in Savannah, Georgia are looking for a prankster who put googly eyes on the statue of a revolutionary war hero. "It's no laughing matter," the city stressed, but was taken seriously by absolutely no one.

ZeroHedge (2018-10-13). Donald Trump Vows "Severe Punishment" If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi. mintpressnews.com Using the economy as a straw man to avoid cracking down on Riyadh, Trump said that "I don't want to hurt jobs. I don't want to lose an order like that," he said. "There are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true."

Eric Ortiz (2018-10-13). The Art of No Mideast Deal. consortiumnews.com Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever happened to President… Read more →

wsws (2018-10-13). France's Mélenchon tacitly backs Wagenknecht's xenophobic Aufstehen group. wsws.org By his silence, Mélenchon is tacitly supporting forces within his Unsubmissive France party that are orienting toward right-wing populism and the militarization of Europe.

Peter Maass (2018-10-13). Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This? theintercept.com The conservative intellectual is forgiven by his media peers for errors of immense and tragic consequence. Boot's new book is a problem.

RT (2018-10-13). 'Lee was a great general': Trump's Civil War remarks spark Twitter row. rt.com Trump has again found himself in a familiar place — in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a "great general," unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant.

RT (2018-10-13). All US presidents kowtow to Saudi Arabia — Trump is just honest about it (VIDEO). rt.com Donald Trump set off a backlash by saying US will not stop supplying Riyadh with weapons over the alleged murder of an opposition journalist. But ignoring Saudi sins to preserve the alliance is a feature of American presidencies.

wsws (2018-10-13). Trump rejects calls for US to end arms sales to Saudi monarchy. wsws.org The imperialist powers, with the US in the lead, are up to their necks in the blood-soaked repression of the Saudi regime, which has been exposed once again by the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

RT (2018-10-13). Star Wars writer & Trump critic says Marvel fired him for being 'not civil' on Twitter. rt.com Novelist and comic book writer Chuck Wendig, known for his tough talk against US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, says Marvel fired him from a Star Wars miniseries for being too "vulgar" on social media.

RT (2018-10-13). It's frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals. rt.com A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives — third cousins and closer — in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent.

wsws (2018-10-13). Hurricane Michael brings death, devastation to US Southeast. wsws.org Mexico Beach, Florida, known for its pristine beaches, fishing and boating, now resembles a war zone, with 95 percent of its structures uninhabitable.

Lee Fang (2018-10-13). Saudi Media Casts Khashoggi Disappearance as a Conspiracy, Claims Qatar Owns Washington Post. theintercept.com In Saudi Arabia, major media outlets have cast the disappearance and apparent murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a foreign conspiracy to denigrate the image of the kingdom. The media accounts, which come from outlets run with the backing of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf monarchies, are spinning the coverage of Khashoggi's disappearance as a plot by rival governments and political groups to hurt the kingdom — going so far as to make false claims about the Washington Post's owners. | The English-language arm of the news channel Al Arabiya, for instance, Abedin Mahan (2018-10-13). Responding to Intensifying US "Hostility" Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift. mintpressnews.com With regional tensions and American pressure continuing to peak, the Iranian establishment needs greater cohesion than ever to manage and overcome the multiple threats ranged against it.

wsws (2018-10-13). Russia: Putin ally Kudrin pushes for rapprochement with the imperialist powers. wsws.org Underlying the push toward improving ties with imperialism are the growing class tensions in Russia itself.

Gary Leupp (2018-10-12). The Khashoggi Incident: Trump's Special Relationship With the Saudi Monarchy. counterpunch.org The Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud (33), has cultivated an international reputation as a progressive reformer, claiming in particular to improve the lot of Saudi women. His March PR visit to the U.S. included a warm and fuzzy interview with Oprah, visits to Harvard More

Ron Jacobs (2018-10-12). Betrayal and Treachery—The Extremism of Moderates. counterpunch.org Imagine the end of a devastating war. Mutinies have overthrown officers of the invading navy and army officers fear for their lives in units composed of angry hungry draftees tired of the slaughter. Despite the rebellion in the ranks, the generals and the Court wish to carry on until the bitter end. Unfortunately for the More

Zhivko Illeieff (2018-10-12). Addiction and Microtargeting: How "Social" Networks Expose us to Manipulation. counterpunch.org Roger McNamee, an early investor of Facebook, has stated that to keep us occupied such platforms "have taken all the techniques of Edward Bernays and Joseph Goebbels, and all of the other people from the world of persuasion, and all the big ad agencies, and they've mapped it onto an all day product with highly More

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

aclu (2018-10-12). Supreme Court Enables Mass Disenfranchisement of North Dakota's Native Americans. aclu.org A restrictive law will make it hard to vote for people who live on reservations in rural areas and don't have street addresses. | On Tuesday, the Supreme Court chose to stand by and allow the war against voting to continue. Just a little less than a month before midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, the court decided not to block North Dakota's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it harder for people in that state to cast their ballots. | Republicans in the state legislature insist that the l…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Rep. Ro Khanna Condemns Saudi Barbarity from Disappearance of Saudi Journalist to War in Yemen. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is rejecting calls to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and probable murder of the Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post is reporting the Turkish government told U.S. officials it has audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was killed last week inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials say the recordings confirm that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi after he walked into the consulate on October 2, before killing him and dismembering his body. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.

2018-10-16: Social Media Postees

Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince
Shared by Sharmini Peries | therealnews.com | 2018-10-16
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud | The post Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Koreas Agree to Break Ground on Inter-Korean Railroad
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-16
SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. | The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that U.S.-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas' efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry. | There was also controversy over a decision by South Korea's…
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Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue Killers or Rogue Royals?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
Trump's claim that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's possible murder is likely only half of the story in the sense that this operation probably wasn't ordered by Riyadh but might have been … | The post Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue Killers or Rogue Royals? appeared first on Global Research.
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Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-16
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud | The post Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The War On Drugs — Live on KEXP
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-16
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Video: Syrian Army Kicks Off Another Attempt to Eliminate ISIS in Al-Safa
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
On October 11th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), local militais, and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) prepared to launch a new offensive on the remaining ISIS fighters in the al-Safa area with support from Russia, … | The post Video: Syrian Army Kicks Off Another Attempt to Eliminate ISIS in Al-Safa appeared first on Global Research.
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GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH!
Toby Blomé | indybay.org | 2018-10-16
11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.
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Trump backs Saudi Arabia, suggesting "rogue killers" murdered Khashoggi
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-16
While Trump's remarks are absurd, the hypocrisy of his critics in American ruling circles, given their long support for the murderous Saud regime, is staggering.
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Dianne Feinstein: Vivisector, Animal Abuser, Hidden Hawk.. Please Vote Her Out
Nonviolence | indybay.org | 2018-10-16
Feinstein sponsored AETA legislation. Her husband bought Ringling Brothers, | is on the board of the vivisecting American Cancer Soc. Feinstein's prowar votes have helped kill trillions of anmals.
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US Sanctions Threats 'Unexpectedly' Led To Deeper Economic Ties Between Iran And Russia
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-10-16
US sanctions are causing further global regionalization and have boosted Iranian-Russian relations. According to a report by Israeli political analyst Dana Weiss, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a secret document that describes Russia's plan to aid Iran in subverting the incoming US Sanctions on the Islamic Republic's oil exports. According to Weiss, Iran […] | The post US Sanctions Threats 'Unexpectedly' Led To Deeper Economic Ties Between Iran And Russia
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High Prices Helping Iran Make Up For Loss Of Half Of Oil Exports, VP Says
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-16
Iran has lost some customers for its oil because of looming U.S. sanctions, but high prices are making up for the lost sales, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has said. "While some countries have stopped buying oil from Iran, we have found new partners," he was quoted as saying by Iran's IRIB broadcaster on October […] | The post High Prices Helping Iran Make Up For Loss Of Half Of Oil Exports, VP Says appeared first on The Irani…
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It takes a neocon: DC hawk reinvents self as trans woman
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
A neoconservative policy hawk has brought the transgender revolution to the world of Washington, DC think tanks, suggesting that having the "right" politics goes a long way towards acceptance – unlike, say, Chelsea Manning.
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The Khashoggi Extortion Fiasco
The Saker | iranian.com | 2018-10-16
A mystifying diplomatic escalation ensued following the disappearance of Saudi Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Why would the United States of America make such a fuss over the disappearance of a non-American citizen? Why would America turn a blind eye to the Saudi killing of thousands of Yemeni […] | The post The Khashoggi Extortion Fiasco appeared first on The Iranian.
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IMF and World Bank Warn of Financial Crisis as Indonesian Currency Hits Asian Crisis Low
Lydia Andrews | indybay.org | 2018-10-16
World leaders, finance ministers, heads of banks and nongovernmental organizations begin the Annual IMF and World Bank Meetings held this year in Indonesia. Ahead of the meetings the IMF issued stark warnings that another global financial crisis could be on the horizon. As the meetings kickoff, the currency of Indonesia hit lows reminiscent of the devastating "Asian Financial Crisis" of the 1990s.
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'You Couldn't Make This Up': Mops, Cleaners, Trash Bags Delivered To Saudi Consulate
Jake Johnson | iranian.com | 2018-10-16
As one reporter joked, "the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive." At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. President […] | The post 'You Couldn't Make This Up': Mops, Cleaners, Trash Bags Delivered To Saudi Consulate appeared first on The Iranian.
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People vs. Money In America's Midterm Elections
Joseph E. Stiglitz | iranian.com | 2018-10-16
We will soon find out whether US voters matter more than the money flowing into the Republican Party's coffers. America's political and economic future, and most likely the peace and prosperity of the entire world, depends on the answer. All eyes are on the United States as November's Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer […] | The post People vs. Money In America's Midterm Elections appeared first on The Iranian.
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Former first lady Michelle Obama's declares George W. Bush "my partner in crime"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-16
Bush is guilty of war crimes of the highest order, but they are crimes that the entire political establishment supports and is pledged to continue.
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Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-16
Amazon workers have reported to the International Amazon Workers Voice that the pay changes have been accompanied by a general "tightening up" of the tyrannical internal regime in the warehouses.
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Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters
Jeff Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
Chants of "No More War" from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing…
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The Khashoggi Affair and and the Anti-Iran Axis
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting…
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Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-15
Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium… Read more ?…
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Former Saudi Political Prisoner: Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-15
Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," President Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if i…
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Syria: Another US Forever War?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. | Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end … | The post Syria: Another US Forever War? appeared first on Global Research.
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The United States Did It Again: Its Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
The US-led coalition used white phosphorus (WP) munitions while delivering air strikes against the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor on Oct. 13. The attack resulted in civilian casualties. Last month, WP munitions were also used by two US Air Force … | The post
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Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Incendiary and Cluster Munitions
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. | Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. | The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV Convention) states: … | The post Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological,…
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John Oliver on Our Presidents' Troubling Ties to Saudi Arabia (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-15
Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to maintain a questionable relationship with Saudi Arabia, but the comedian argues he may be the first who doesn't view it as a compromise. | The post John Oliver on Our Presidents' Troubling Ties to Saudi Arabia (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Myanmar Military Used Facebook to Incite Violence Against the Rohingya
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-10-15
The social network we use to share cat photos and reports of new babies is also a breeding ground for disinformation campaigns. As Americans continue to argue over whether posts from Russian-affiliated groups influenced the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election, an investigative report by The New York Times reveals the Myanmar (formerly Burma) military "turned the social…
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Young Muslim LGBTQ Activists Fight for Right to Love and Worship Freely
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-15
A global movement is challenging stereotypes and redefining what it means to live at the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality, and gender. Despite the struggles of isolation and Islamophobia, LGBTQ+ Muslims are determined to fight for their right to worship and love freely without sacrificing one identity at the expense of the other. | Amir Ashour: | IraQueer: | Same-sex relationships between adults technically have been legal in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. In practice, however, LGBTQ+ Iraqis are subject to discrimination, family and community shunning, and murder…
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Why the Coordinated Alternative Media Purge Should Terrify Everyone: Soon Those Who Hate Freedom Will Have Unquestioned Access to the Minds of 2 Billion People
Daisy Luther | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It's just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they'll soon … | The post Why the Coordinated Alternative Media Purge Should Terrify Everyone: Soon Those Who Hate Freedom Will Have Unquestioned Access to the…
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These Five Stunning Facts About Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Show Why His Murder Will Rock US-Saudi Relations
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-15
The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is not going to be easily explained. | The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and allegations of foul play have inspired considerable outrage, with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders on the left to journalist Max Boot on the right demanding answers. Turkish government officials are alleging that Saudi government officials l. . .
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Florida Supreme Court Just Thwarted the Republican Governor's Underhanded and Desperate Plot to Grab Power
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-15
Rick Scott thought he had a failsafe to preserve GOP power in case Democrats won the governor's mansion. The state supreme court just threw cold water on it. | This year, Florida has very good odds of electing Andrew Gillum, the charismatic, progressive Tallahassee mayor, as their next governor. But outgoing GOP governor Rick Scott thought he had a. . .
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The Kitman Plan for Peace in the Middle East: Two Proposals
Marvin Kitman | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
For the last few years, there has been a debate about whether we should stay the course or cut and run in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, whatever). We've been in or out the last17 years of what began as the so-called Iraq War, which could be our first 100 Years War. We're in,…
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On US Naval Blockades and a Hard Days War. Economic Warfare against Russia is not Working
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
On the 22nd of October 1962 the US 2nd Fleet began the blockade of Cuba, an action that immediately threatened the world with nuclear war and annihilation. Those of us old enough to remember President Kennedy's statement on live television … | The post On US Naval Blockades and a Hard Days War. Economic Warfare against Russia is not Working appeared first on Global Research.
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Ex-US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Warns Against Trump's 'Wide-Eyed Acceptance' of King's Denial: He Told Me 9/11 Was 'An Israeli Plot'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-15
"The king firmly denied any knowledge of it," Trump said Monday. | Robert Jordan, the former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W. Bush, cautioned Donald Trump against "wide-eyed acceptance" of Saudi Arabia's claim it had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Trump on Monday said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.
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Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to "Buy American"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-15
The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi's disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex — in this case Lockheed Martin — but masquerading as a response motivated by "human rights." | The post Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to "Buy American" appeared first on
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Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-15
Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if it was f…
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Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2018-10-15
Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her…
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Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-15
The Massachusetts senator rebuts Donald Trump's smears against her, fueling speculation she plans to run for president in 2020. | The post Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Iran's Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd
Ramin Mazaheri | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-15
Thirty years after the end of Iran's "War of Sacred Defense" Iran's "military parades" are attacked, but the world still doesn't really comprehend exactly what the West is attacking in Iran. | The post Iran's Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd appeared first on MintPress News.
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Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media. | After Facebook announced on October 10 that it shut down and removed hundreds of pages and accounts that it … | The post Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass P…
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Saudi Coalition Targets Buses of Fleeing Civilians in Hodeida, Killing 19
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-15
There are no humanitarian corridors in Hodeida to allow civilians to flee or ambulance crews to transport the wounded to hospitals outside of the province. To make matter worse, a seemingly endless barrage of coalition airstrikes presents a constant danger to those seeking to flee the fighting. | The post Saudi Coalition Targets Buses of Fleeing Civilians in Hodeida, Killing 19 appeared first on MintPress News.
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Why Trump bears responsibility for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-15
European nations, including Germany, France, and Britain, are calling for a "credible investigation" of the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and never came out. Turkey said he was tortured, killed, and dismembered by a S…
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Pressured Over Missing Writer, Saudi Arabia Lashes Out
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-15
Riyadh has promised to retaliate should President Donald Trump follow through on his threat to severely punish the oil-rich kingdom. | The post Pressured Over Missing Writer, Saudi Arabia Lashes Out appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself
Turki Aldakhil | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-15
I read the Saudi statement in response to the American proposals regarding sanctions on Saudi Arabia. The information circulating within decision-making circles within the kingdom have gone beyond the language used in the statement and discuss more than 30 potential … | The post US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump's Racist Worldview and Terrifying Obsession with Eugenics Long Predates His Disgusting Attacks on Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-15
Trump history on this subject is well-documented. | After years of Donald Trump taunting Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. , with the racist nickname "Pocahontas" and suggesting, falsely, that she used her family's claim to have Native American ancestry for a leg up in h. . .
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'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-10-15
Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid discusses her book "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria," based on years of on-the-ground reporting since the 2011 uprising. | The post 'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'Selling Out America': Paul Krugman Explains How Trump and His Cronies 'Are Willing to Endanger Civilization' for Political Gain
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-15
Their reaction to climate change is revealing. | A new report from the United Nations detailing the looming threat of global warming should be all anyone can talk about this month, but instead, it has been largely ignored in the American political debate. The reason is simple: Almost no one believes there's much chance the United States has the political will to do anything substantial to. . .
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US, European powers threaten Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi murder
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
Evidence that America's closest Arab Middle East ally murdered a well known journalist exposes the criminality of the entire global financial aristocracy.
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'Strong evidence' Elizabeth Warren may be a little Native American after all
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
A DNA test, provided by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to the Boston Globe, proves she has a little Native American blood due to an ancestor some 6-10 generations ago.
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CNN claims Saudi government to admit journalist killed in 'interrogation gone wrong'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
A report being prepared by the Saudi government will say that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of interrogation gone wrong, in course of his abduction from Turkey, CNN reported citing anonymous sources.
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Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-10-15
I'm new to politics. My family ingrained a very clear message in my mind from when I was young — they said focus on your education, work hard, take care of your family and stay far away from politics. It made sense at the time, so I didn't question it and did exactly what I […] | The post Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Khashoggi Affair And The Anti-Iran Axis
Gary Leupp | iranian.com | 2018-10-15
I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting […] | The post The Khashoggi Affair And The Anti-Iran Axis appeared first on The Iranian.
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Washington presses Central America to militarize and turn away from China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
With immigrants as the initial target, the militarization is ultimately aimed at suppressing any challenge from below and turning Central America into a battlefield in US wars against other "great powers."
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Autoworkers welcome SEP candidate Niles Niemuth
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
Autoworkers gave SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth a warm welcome at a plant gate rally Saturday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan.
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Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to 'Psychological and Economic Warfare,' Rouhani Says
Julia Conley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-15
"In the past 40 years, there has not been a more spiteful team than the current U.S. government team toward Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic." | The post Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to 'Psychological and Economic Warfare,' Rouhani Says appeared first on MintPress News.
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'Rogue killers' might have killed Saudi journalist – Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
US President Donald Trump said he believes it is possible that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Elizabeth Warren Reveals DNA Evidence of Native American Ancestry, Confronting Trump
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-10-15
Replying to Donald Trump's taunts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed that a DNA test provides evidence that she does, in fact, have Native American ancestry. | The post Elizabeth Warren Reveals DNA Evidence of Native American Ancestry, Confronting Trump appeared first on The Intercept.
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Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost
James M. Dorsey | iranian.com | 2018-10-15
The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At stake is not only the fate of a widely respected journalist and the future of Turkish-Saudi relations. Khashoggi's fate, whether he […] | The post Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost appeared first on The Iranian
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The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite."
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Rogue killers or state murder? Riyadh gets benefit of doubt from Trump where Russia doesn't
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
Washington has reacted with uncharacteristic calm following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead of slapping Riyadh with sanctions and tearing up deals, Trump has refused to pin the blame on anyone.
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The Washington Post, as it Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-10-15
The Post's righteous fury toward those who maintain relationships with the Saudi regime cannot be reconciled with its own actions. | The post The Washington Post, as it Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists appeared first on The Intercept.
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Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King 'immediately' over missing journalist
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
US President Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman of Saudi Arabia after the king denied having any knowledge about the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Iran's Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-10-15
An Iranian military official confirmed that Bavar-373, Iran's homegrown long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems (VLS). The sophisticated homegrown air defense system that includes various components is undergoing complicated tests, he said, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019). […] | The post Iran's Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms appeared first on…
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I'm president and you're not': Trump mocks CBS anchor in tense 60 Minutes interview
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
US President Donald Trump stuck his executive privilege in the face of CBS anchor Lesley Stahl during a tug-of-war moment in his interview with CBS, reminding her who was in charge and refusing to make a pledge she demanded.
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Syria's Chessboard
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
The Syrian civil war has always been devilishly complex, with multiple actors following different scripts, but in the past few months it appeared to be winding down. The Damascus government now controls 60 percent of the country and the major population centers, the Islamic State has been routed, and the rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are largely cornered in Idilb Province in the country's northwest. But suddenly the Americans moved the goal posts–maybe–the Russians have fallen out with the Israelis, the Iranians are digging in their heels, and the Turks are trying to multi-task wi…
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The Persian Michael Phelps: Swimmer Shahin Izadyar
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-10-15
Shahin Izadyar, who won six gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, resembles the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps. Surpassing Japan in the third place in medal table, Izadyar helped Iran record the best ever showing at the Games. Izadyar has yet to win a medal in the […] | The post The Persian Michael Phelps: Swimmer Shahin Izadyar appeared first on The Iranian.
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US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
Keen as ever on the idea of having a fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump says it's a necessity for Washington because its perceived top adversaries — Russia and China — are beating it to the punch.
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It's not 'light v dark' if Obama and Trump Supreme Court picks agree 93% of the time — Lee Camp
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
Lee Camp delves into 50 shades of darkness as he explains why Obama and Trump's Supreme Court picks vote shockingly similarly and why the Pentagon didn't actually believe in the triumph of democracy in Syria.
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Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside — study
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
Dietary supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure, weight loss, and muscle gain secretly contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, researchers warn. The FDA has failed to crack down on offenders, they say, placing Americans at risk.
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Hunt for 'Googly Eye Bandit' is on in Georgia after war hero's statue gets funny eyes
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
Police in Savannah, Georgia are looking for a prankster who put googly eyes on the statue of a revolutionary war hero. "It's no laughing matter," the city stressed, but was taken seriously by absolutely no one.
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The Art of No Mideast Deal
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-13
Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever happened to President… Read more ?…
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Donald Trump Vows "Severe Punishment" If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-13
Using the economy as a straw man to avoid cracking down on Riyadh, Trump said that "I don't want to hurt jobs. I don't want to lose an order like that," he said. "There are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true." | The post Donald Trump Vows "Severe Punishment" If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump rejects calls for US to end arms sales to Saudi monarchy
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
The imperialist powers, with the US in the lead, are up to their necks in the blood-soaked repression of the Saudi regime, which has been exposed once again by the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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It's frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives — third cousins and closer — in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent.
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Star Wars writer & Trump critic says Marvel fired him for being 'not civil' on Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Novelist and comic book writer Chuck Wendig, known for his tough talk against US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, says Marvel fired him from a Star Wars miniseries for being too "vulgar" on social media.
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Russia: Putin ally Kudrin pushes for rapprochement with the imperialist powers
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
Underlying the push toward improving ties with imperialism are the growing class tensions in Russia itself.
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Responding to Intensifying US "Hostility" Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift
Abedin Mahan | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-13
With regional tensions and American pressure continuing to peak, the Iranian establishment needs greater cohesion than ever to manage and overcome the multiple threats ranged against it. | The post Responding to Intensifying US "Hostility" Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift appeared first on MintPress News.
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All US presidents kowtow to Saudi Arabia — Trump is just honest about it (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Donald Trump set off a backlash by saying US will not stop supplying Riyadh with weapons over the alleged murder of an opposition journalist. But ignoring Saudi sins to preserve the alliance is a feature of American presidencies.
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Hurricane Michael brings death, devastation to US Southeast
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
Mexico Beach, Florida, known for its pristine beaches, fishing and boating, now resembles a war zone, with 95 percent of its structures uninhabitable.
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Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This?
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-10-13
The conservative intellectual is forgiven by his media peers for errors of immense and tragic consequence. Boot's new book is a problem. | The post Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This? appeared first on The Intercept.
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France's Mélenchon tacitly backs Wagenknecht's xenophobic Aufstehen group
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
By his silence, Mélenchon is tacitly supporting forces within his Unsubmissive France party that are orienting toward right-wing populism and the militarization of Europe.
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'Lee was a great general': Trump's Civil War remarks spark Twitter row
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Trump has again found himself in a familiar place — in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a "great general," unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant.
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Is There Hope on a World Warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius?
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded the finalization of a special report on the impact of a 1.5 degree Celsius global warming above preindustrial levels. Meeting in Incheon, South Korea (October 1-5), its three working groups of experts and government officials have huddled and jousted to strike a consensus on what will be necessary to…
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What is Truth?
ADRIAN KUZMINSKI | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
In any war, as the saying goes, truth is the first casualty. That's become the case, unfortunately, in the war of the sexes as well. It's turned into a war because the abiding injustice women have suffered from men resists resolution through institutions mostly created and sustained by men. What counts as evidence, or sincerity,…
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Cassandra Calls
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Before I turn to more Cassandra worries and warnings, here is some good news. After six years of protest, with people living in tree houses, an artist couple getting hauled away for painting the forest, and the death of a man who fell from a tree ladder, adding tragedy to developments, the multiplying crowds every…
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Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel
Shared by Gregory Wilpert | therealnews.com | 2018-10-12
Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement | The post Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel appeared first on…
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The Khashoggi Incident: Trump's Special Relationship With the Saudi Monarchy
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
The Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud (33), has cultivated an international reputation as a progressive reformer, claiming in particular to improve the lot of Saudi women. His March PR visit to the U.S. included a warm and fuzzy interview with Oprah, visits to Harvard…
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In Latest Yemen Offensive, Saudi Arabia Destroys Hospital and Maternity Ward
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
The latest Saudi coalition attacks came in the face of demands issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the coalition to stop its deadly airstrikes against civilian targets in Yemen. | The post In Latest Yemen Offensive, Saudi Arabia Destroys Hospital and Maternity Ward appeared first on MintPress News.
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Nate Silver and 538's Measurable 3.5% Democratic Bias and the 2018 House Race
Doug Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Since beginning to adjust or unskew polls for house effect during the 2014 United States Senate elections, Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight (538) have a measurable 3.5% bias toward Democrats. This 3.5% bias is found by taking the final 538 projected gap between the Democratic and the Republican candidate in 125 races over the 2014 and 2016 election…
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Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?
Edward Burmila | thenation.com | 2018-10-12
Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?
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Supreme Court Enables Mass Disenfranchisement of North Dakota's Native Americans
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-12
A restrictive law will make it hard to vote for people who live on reservations in rural areas and don't have street addresses. | On Tuesday, the Supreme Court chose to stand by and allow the war against voting to continue. Just a little less than a month before midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, the court decided not to block North Dakota's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it harder for people in that state to cast their ballots. | Republicans in the state legislature insist that the l…
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Betrayal and Treachery–The Extremism of Moderates
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Imagine the end of a devastating war. Mutinies have overthrown officers of the invading navy and army officers fear for their lives in units composed of angry hungry draftees tired of the slaughter. Despite the rebellion in the ranks, the generals and the Court wish to carry on until the bitter end. Unfortunately for the…
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Rep. Ro Khanna Condemns Saudi Barbarity from Disappearance of Saudi Journalist to War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-12
President Donald Trump is rejecting calls to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and probable murder of the Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post is reporting the Turkish government told U.S. officials it has audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was killed last week inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials say the recordings confirm that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi after he walked into the consulate on October 2, before killing him and dismembering his body. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.
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Trump under pressure to stop arms sales to 'good partner' Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
As public pressure mounts on the Trump administration to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US defense industry is alarmed while critics of the Yemen war hope for the best.
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Now it's personal: WaPo editor takes on 'Saudi murderers' over missing columnist Khashoggi
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
The Washington Post has taken out a full-page ad in protest of the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. "We're not going to let this go," said editor Karen Attiah in an interview.
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Some Silicon Valley Superstars Ditch Saudi Advisory Board After Khashoggi Disappearance, Some Stay Silent
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-10-12
Some major players in tech are distancing themselves from Saudi's Neom "smart city" project after the reported assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. | The post Some Silicon Valley Superstars Ditch Saudi Advisory Board After Khashoggi Disappearance, Some Stay Silent appeared first on The Intercept.
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'Entire Middle East' should look like Israel — Pompeo
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration's approach to Iran as resembling a "Disney movie."
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Jamal Khashoggi Wasn't the First — Saudi Arabia Has Been Going After Dissidents Abroad for Decades
Sarah Aziza | theintercept.com | 2018-10-12
The story of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world's attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi's fate could have vast ramifications for the reputati…
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Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-11
President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and "lay hands on" Khashoggi. We speak to… | The post Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
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"How Fascism Works": Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-11
In his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them," Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, "What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been." We speak with Jason Stanley in New York.
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