2018-09-12: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2018-09-12). The Struggle of Small Farmers in Argentina's Crisis. counterpunch.org Thirty years ago, in my economics text book, the section on international trade referred to Argentina. It would be better — said the author — for Argentina to concentrate on production and export of beef, while Germany should put its resources towards electronic products. This was the essence of the comparative advantage theory — do More

Gary Leupp (2018-09-12). The U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel (vs. Iran and the World). counterpunch.org The increasingly embattled and reviled, soon to fall Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the "Iran nuclear deal") in May. He did so in order to fulfill a campaign promise, and express his pathological resentment for his predecessor by undoing an Obama achievement. That's how the whole world understands More

Julia Conley (2018-09-12). Worries Grow Over "Rickety Old" Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Florence's Path. mintpressnews.com "The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons."

Anti War (2018-09-12). Nikki Haley Threatens 'Dire Consequences' For Iran, Russia Over Syria Offensive. iranian.com Speaking at the UN during the latest session on Syria's Idlib Province, US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Russia and Iran would face "dire consequences" if they continue to back a Syrian military offensive against Islamist rebels in the province. Idlib is the last major rebel-held territory in Syria, and taking it is seen by Syria and its […]

Julia Kassem (2018-09-12). YouTube Censors Accounts Reporting Truth About Syria's Idlib. mintpressnews.com San Bruno based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts on Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces. | Among the accounts removed are those of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to "violations to platform's terms of service and legal complaints," as an error message reads upon attempting t…

Julia Kassem (2018-09-12). Idlib, Youtube and the War on Information. counterpunch.org San Bruno-based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts last Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces. Among the sources removed included the accounts of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to "violations to platform's More

Ron Paul (2018-09-12). Why Is The US Siding With Al-Qaeda In Syria And Yemen? iranian.com Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, it's not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist […]

Consortiumnews (2018-09-12). On the Brink with Russia in Syria Again, 5 Years Later. consortiumnews.com It's deja-vu all over again in Syria, with the U.S. on the verge of a confrontation with Russia as Donald Trump faces his biggest decision yet as president, comments Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The New… Read more →

Zero Hedge (2018-09-12). Growing Military Ties: China-Russia Week Long War Games. iranian.com In total it's expected that 300,000 troops and close to 40,000 vehicles will participate in Vostok, which is to coincide with talks between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Vladivostok on Tuesday. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]ore details have emerged revealing just how extensive the joint China-Russia week long 'Vostok' war games will be, set to kick off Tuesday, which is to […]

Robert Fantina (2018-09-12). Iranian-Russian Alliance: Bringing About A More Peaceful World. iranian.com Iran's growing power and influence in the Middle East is a major cause of concern for the imperialist United States. Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Ayatollah Khamenei and Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri to discuss a variety of issues, and U.S. aggression in the Middle East was a major topic. The […]

Staff (2018-09-12). Putin Says Suspects in U.K. Nerve-Agent Poisoning Are 'Civilians'. truthdig.com Britain has charged two alleged agents of Russia's military intelligence agency in absentia following an attack in March.

Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2018-09-12). Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe. alternet.org "I don't want to hear it," Trump said, according to Woodward. ". . . I don't want to deal with it. " | Bob Woodward explained to MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Donald Trump is fundamentally incapable of facing reality — and throws tantrums to avoid the truth. The journalist and author said much of the best reporting on Trump's presidency has focused on the Russia investigation, but Woodward said he uncovered a troubling pattern in all of the pr. . .

RFE (2018-09-12). Protestors Attack Iranian Embassy In Finland. iranian.com Police in Helsinki, Finland, has arrested four demonstrators during a protest gathering in front of the Iranian embassy Monday afternoon September 10. "According to the local media and the police, the protestors snatched an Iranian flag from the embassy premises and set it on fire. They also pelted stones at police on duty at the […]

Marziyeh Asgari Vash (2018-09-12). Gramsci, Passive Revolution and 20th Century Iran. globalresearch.ca The struggle for democracy, development, independence and an egalitarian society in Iran is a century old. …

Tim Daiss (2018-09-12). Will the U.S. Let India Continue to Import Iranian Crude? globalresearch.ca India is increasingly finding itself caught between competing alliances. | On one hand, ties between Washington and …

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-12). Iran Army Penetrates Iraqi Territory, Controls Strategic Mountain. iranian.com The Iranian army has advanced nearly 20 kilometres into Iraqi Kurdistan region on Monday evening and controlled the strategic Surin mountain, north of Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdish Peshmerga sources said Tuesday. A Peshmerga official told The New Arab news site that Iranian military units have penetrated into Iraqi villages and towns in the Kurdistan region under the pretext […]

Joseph S. Nye (2018-09-12). The Two Sides Of American Exceptionalism. iranian.com Any post-Trump US president will confront a fundamental question. Can the US promote democratic values without military intervention and crusades, and at the same time take a non-hegemonic lead in establishing and maintaining the institutions needed for a world of interdependence? [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n July, I joined 43 other scholars of international relations in paying for a […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-12). Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran's Oil Revenues Soar. mintpressnews.com Further oil price increases could trigger a slowdown in domestic or global economic growth, which could further complicate the U.S.' Iran policy and Trump's domestic political situation.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-09-12). US Favorite Candidate for Iraq PM, Haider al-Abadi Has Fallen with the Burned Walls of the Iranian Consulate in Basra. globalresearch.ca The US favourite candidate for the prime ministership Haider Abadi lost his last chance to renew …

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-12). US Blames, Threatens Iran For Iraqi Attacks On US Facilities. iranian.com The United States warned Iran on Tuesday it will "respond swiftly and decisively" to any attacks by Tehran's allies in Iraq that resulted in injury to Americans or damage to US facilities, Reuters reports. The statement by the White House press secretary accused Iran of not preventing attacks in recent days on the US Consulate […]

RT (2018-09-12). 'Same as 9/11': Edgy senator compares 'Russian meddling' to murder of 3,000 Americans. rt.com Angus King, an independent US Senator for Maine, told a crowd of first responders that Russia's alleged 'meddling' in the 2016 election was "the same kind of attack" that took place on 9/11. |

Craig Baldwin (2018-09-12). Other Cinema – Girls' Choice: CHRISTIAN DIVINE's THE BLUE AGE OF VIDEO GAMES. indybay.org ATA Gallery / Other Cinema: 992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110…

David (2018-09-12). Syria will be heavy in the news this week. indybay.org As the Syrian Army attempts to take back Idlib from International Jihadis and Syrian rebels, we can expect an uptick in the news and the war-machine propaganda mill as well.

wsws (2018-09-12). Russian government cracks down on protesters during regional elections. wsws.org The crackdown on supporters of Navalny is meant to intimidate the millions of Russian workers and youth who oppose Putin's pension reform.

wsws (2018-09-12). German government plans combat mission against Syria. wsws.org Behind the backs of the German people, the Grand Coalition government is preparing a massive combat mission against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

David (2018-09-12). The large Syrian city of Idlib is now the focal point for ending the war in Syria, on not. indybay.org What happens in Syria this week will determine how much longer the war there will continue. It's a sad and tragic situation, but of course the dark forces will always seek to drag it out and/or make it worse. The Syrian government has offered rebels safe passage and rehabilitation in the past. The international Jihadis should be offered safe passage out of the country, preferably to one of the countries who are sponsoring or supporting them.

wsws (2018-09-12). Seventeen years after 9/11: From "war on terror" to "great power conflict" wsws.org On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new Syrian offensive in defense of Al Qaeda-linked forces.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Leaked Clips from Censored Documentary on Israel Lobby Reveal Attacks on US Activists. therealnews.com Excerpts of the censored Al Jazeera undercover film on the Israel lobby in the US have started to be leaked. The Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah and the Grayzone Project's Max Blumenthal explain how these clips show the Israeli government backing attacks on American pro-Palestinian activists and Black Lives Matter

Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch (2018-09-11). What Will Happen to America After Donald Trump? alternet.org Yet the cataclysm that Trump's ascendency was said to signify has yet to occur. Barring a nuclear war, it won't. | Donald Trump's tenure as the 45th U. S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months. However unsettling the prospect, the leaky vessel that is the S. S. Trump might even manage to stay afloat for a second term. Nonetheless, recent headline-making revelations suggest that, like some derelict ship that's gone aground, the Trump pres. . .

Mark Taliano (2018-09-11). Video: US Denies Use of White Phosphorus Bombs in Syria, Western Support of Al Qaeda Terrorists. globalresearch.ca Tensions are growing in Syria as Turkey is reportedly increasing its troops stationed at the Syrian …

Juan Cole (2018-09-11). Did Trump Almost Start WW III With Russia? iranian.com According to Bob Woodward's just-released book, "Fear," Donald Trump had been pressed to use 200 cruise missiles to destroy the Syrian Air Force in 2017. Knowing that the Russian Aerospace Forces personnel were all over Syrian air bases, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis became alarmed, and shaped a limited response to the Syrian regime's use […]

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'? therealnews.com Col. Larry Wilkerson says that it was the plan of John Bolton and the neocons to take Iraq, then Syria, and then Iran. These false flag operations are all about maintaining the perpetual war in the region

F. William Engdahl (2018-09-11). Behind the Anglo-American War on Russia. Prevent the Domination of Eurasia by Russia and China. globalresearch.ca Perhaps they had a chance back during the Obama days when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

Dana E. Abizaid (2018-09-11). Lifting Russia Off Its Knees. counterpunch.org "To lift Russia off its knees," the student said. We were standing in a corner of a lecture hall at Moscow State University where students had swarmed me after my first US History lecture in September 2002. "What do you think about Putin?" one asked. "What do you think about Chechnya?" asked another. "Why are More

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-11). Russia's Pivoting to the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea via Eritrea and the UAE. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, August 31, 2018, …

Tehran Times (2018-09-11). Medical Tourist Arrivals In Iran Doubles. iranian.com Medical tourist arrivals in the country has nearly doubled in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to spring 2018, from a year earlier, said an official with the Ministry of Health. Saeid Hashemzadeh who presides over the ministry's medical tourism department told ISNA in an interview published on Sunday, "Based […]

Mehr News (2018-09-11). Photos Of Drought In North Khorasan Province. iranian.com According to Iran's Meteorological Organization, 98.1 percent of the country suffers from varying degrees of drought. The following photos show drought in northeastern province of North Khorasan.

Brian Cloughley (2018-09-11). How To Lose Friends And Encourage Terrorism. iranian.com Quite a lot happened at the beginning of September, including threats by the US president against a mainstay American ally, Canada; the total cutting of US aid to Palestinians; and release of a national survey showing that 60 per cent of Americans disapprove of President Trump's performance. The President of the United States certainly shows the world that he […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-11). US Judge Orders Iran To Pay $104.7 Million For 1996 Truck Bombing In Saudi Arabia. iranian.com A federal US judge has ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a 1996 truck bombing in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 US military personnel. The Washington judge, Chief Judge Beryl Howell, ruled against the Islamic Republic and the country's Revolutionary Guards. No representative from Tehran was present during the case and Iran's […]

Oil Price (2018-09-11). India Has No Deal To Replace Iranian Oil With U.S. Crude. iranian.com India will be looking at the economics—and not the politics—of importing U.S. crude oil, and Indian imports of American oil should not be seen as a replacement for Iranian barrels, India's BusinessLine reports, quoting a senior Indian government official. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—who met with top Indian officials to discuss Iranian oil, […]

Eurasianet (2018-09-11). Iran Factor Seen In Tajikistan's Stranded Trucks. iranian.com For the last two weeks, around 50 trucks traveling to or from Tajikistan have lain stranded on the northern and southern borders of Turkmenistan in a standoff that defies immediate explanation. The trucks traveling from Tajikistan are carrying aluminum, produced at the country's giant Talco plant, to Turkey. The cargo coming in the other direction comprises […]

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend. therealnews.com The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament

RT (2018-09-11). Is Russia behind 'attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba & China? Anonymous US officials obviously say yes. rt.com NBC has achieved the seemingly impossible, somehow managing to incorporate mysterious brain-zapping weapons, evidence-free accusations from anonymous US officials, and Russia, into a juicy smorgasbord of journalistic excellence.

RT (2018-09-11). Consular visits as proof of guilt? Russian Embassy slams Butina prosecutors & neo-McCarthyism. rt.com The Russian embassy has called "absurd" US claims that frequent visits of its officials to jailed gun activist Maria Butina mean she is a valuable Kremlin asset. The embassy says it treats all Russian citizens like that.

wsws (2018-09-11). Venezuela and the hypocrisy of US imperialism. wsws.org While the US ruling establishment promotes aggression against Russia with claims of election "meddling," it plots the overthrow of elected governments and military invasions.

Christopher Ketcham (2018-09-10). New Information from Trump White House Insider. counterpunch.org Last week a man I'll call Guido Bartalucci, a former Trump White House insider, asked to meet with me at a bar in Queens to discuss his knowledge of the "Trump traitor" who inveighed against the president in the infamous New York Times op-ed now making the rounds. He was angry about the op-ed. "Listen, More

Victor Wallis (2018-09-10). Wholesale Crimes. counterpunch.org In their 1979 book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism, Noam Chomsky and the late Edward S. Herman drew a distinction between retail and wholesale acts of terrorism. Retail acts were those carried out by individuals or small groups; wholesale, those committed by vast national military forces. Tom Engelhardt, in a recent column explaining More

Robert Fisk (2018-09-10). What Will Follow the Battle of Idlib? counterpunch.org Wars are dodgy things to predict. And the vast plain below the battlefield of Idlib — not to mention the Syrian artillery battery of four 130mm guns on the heights of Mount Akrad pointing at the hot fields and deserted villages held by the Islamists to the east — bake under the white sun in silence. In More

Murtaza Hussain (2018-09-10). As Assad Claims Victory in Syrian Civil War, Families Learn Fates of Disappeared Loved Ones. theintercept.com Three years ago, Noura Ghazi's husband died in Assad's prisons. The government only gave notice of his death this year.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2018. democracynow.org Activists Rally at Protests Worldwide to Demand Urgent Action on Climate Change | , Syrian and Russian Militaries Continue Offensive in Idlib, Obama Slams Trump as "Threat to Democracy", Trump Ex-Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison | , Senator Warren: Time to Use 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office | , U.S. to Adopt Aggressive Stance Against International Criminal Court, Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinian Protesters Friday | , NYT: U.S. Officials Met with Rebel Venezuelan Officials to Discuss Coup Against Maduro | , Egyptian Court Sentences 75 Muslim Brotherhood Members to…

Bill Blum (2018-09-10). Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate. progressive.org Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of "the public trust."

wsws (2018-09-10). US officials met with Venezuelan military to discuss coup plot. wsws.org Washington's involvement in yet another Latin American coup plot makes plain the hypocrisy of the claims of Russian "meddling" by sections of the American bourgeoisie and media.

RT (2018-09-10). Trump receives 'positive' letter from Kim Jong-un requesting new meeting — White House. rt.com Donald Trump has received a "warm" letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un about scheduling a second meeting, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has confirmed, adding that conversations about a new summit are underway.

RT (2018-09-10). Butina prosecutors wrote their own James Bond novel with sex allegations — and the media loved it. rt.com US prosecutors who wrongly accused Russian 'foreign agent' and gun activist Maria Butina of trading sex for influence peddled their own cheap James Bond fan fiction. No matter how incorrect, the media lapped it up.

wsws (2018-09-10). Syriza jails Syrian swimmer Sara Mardini for helping refugees in Greece. wsws.org This blatant attempt to criminalize humanitarian aid to refugees is a devastating exposure of the European Union and Greece's Syriza government.

RT (2018-09-10). Bolton promises 'much stronger' response if chemical weapons used in Syria. rt.com US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a 'much stronger' response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation. |

wsws (2018-09-10). Grand Coalition adopts plan for historic rearmament of German military forces. wsws.org Behind the backs of the population, the Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is planning a massive arms drive.

wsws (2018-09-10). US Marines deploy to Syria for live fire exercise. wsws.org The drill, which included air assaults backed by artillery fire, underscores that the seven-year war in Syria could rapidly escalate into a direct clash between the major powers.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-09). Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria. consortiumnews.com As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018 MEMORANDUM… Read more →

RT (2018-09-09). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina didn't offer sex for job, prosecutors admit. rt.com US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," of offering sex in exchange for a job.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-08). Consortium News on Flashpoints: Max Blumenthal, As'ad AbuKhalil and Diana Johnstone. consortiumnews.com The second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points focuses on two different perspectives on John McCain and the real meaning of Russian interference in U.S. politics. In collaboration with Dennis Bernstein, host of Pacifica Radio's syndicated show Flashpoints, Consortium… Read more →

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon to present its own plan of 'effective war on terror' in Syria — without Russia. rt.com Washington has its own plan on how to "effectively" combat terrorism in Syria, the Pentagon has said, adding that the US is not planning to cooperate with Moscow on the issue.

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon 'routinely' briefs Trump on 'military options' in case of chemical attack in Syria. rt.com While no final decision has yet been made, a top US general says he's involved in "routine dialogue" with Donald Trump to keep him informed about "military options" for retaliation in case "chemical weapons are used" in Syria.

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon designing 'Glide Breaker' interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles — media. rt.com The Pentagon's DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia's success in building top-class high-speed weapons. |

Democracy Now! (2018-09-07). Idlib on Brink of "Humanitarian Catastrophe" as Syrian Military Threatens to Invade Rebel-Held City. democracynow.org The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are meeting today in Tehran as the Syrian military is threatening a massive invasion of the rebel-held city of Idlib. Russia and Iran are close allies to Syria, while Turkey has been a key supporter of the opposition. This comes as the United States will chair a U.N. Security Council meeting today on the crisis in Syria. The U.N. is warning that an assault on Idlib could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that if talks in Tehran fail, as many as 800,000 citizens may flee the region and that panic is spreading among Idlib'

RT (2018-09-07). 'Not Watergate, just gossip': Pulitzer winner on Bob Woodward's new anti-Trump bombshell. rt.com The paradoxical era of anonymous anti-Trump reporting has turned once-solid journalism into a carnival of unverifiable accusations. True or not, they distract from real issues, says Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges.

RT (2018-09-07). Trump says he could meet Russia investigation special counsel 'under certain circumstances'. rt.com Donald Trump has said he could meet with the special counsel investigating Russia's supposed meddling in US elections. It would require "certain circumstances," as the president doesn't want "to be set up with a perjury trap."

Democracy Now! (2018-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2018. democracynow.org Unnamed Trump Official Cites "Quiet Resistance" Within Administration, Trump Blasts "Gutless" Writer of Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, Kavanaugh Won't Rule Out Presidential Self-Pardon, Roe v. Wade Reversal, Trump Suggests Banning Protests as 73 Arrested Amid Kavanaugh Hearing, Afghanistan: 20 Dead, 70 Wounded in Kabul Twin Bomb Attack, Iraq: Government Building Torched as Basra Protests Continue, Spain Cancels Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen Civilian Deaths, Syria: 800,000 More Civilians Could Be Displaced by Idlib Fighting, Trump Denies Report He Wanted to Assassinate Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un…

RT (2018-09-06). 'Trump will go nuclear': Pundits respond to anonymous 'coup' published by NYT. rt.com Pundits are lining up to weigh in on a salacious New York Times op-ed allegedly penned by an anonymous #Resister in the Trump administration, with some experts on television calling the piece an all-out coup against the president.

RT (2018-09-06). Pentagon has 'zero intelligence' on Syrian militants' chemical weapons capabilities — Mattis. rt.com Despite having a "fairly good penetration" of the Syrian opposition groups, the US has not seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US defense secretary claimed. |

RT (2018-09-06). Psychic Haley knows 'exactly' who's responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria. rt.com Nikki Haley has stated that she knows "exactly" who is going to use chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib. The prophecy comes amid warnings that the terrorists are preparing a false flag attack to trigger a US-coalition intervention.

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks…

Richard Salame (2018-09-05). The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun. thenation.com The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun…

RT (2018-09-05). Satire nose no bounds: Mattis didn't avert nuclear war by grabbing Trump's nostrils, journo confirms. rt.com In a comical reflection of the current US political climate, a sports journalist has been forced to admit that James Mattis did not, in fact, grab US President Donald Trump's nose during a heated exchange over nuking North Korea.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-04). Headlines for September 4, 2018. democracynow.org Confirmation Hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh Begin Today, Trump Attacks Sessions for Filing Charges Against 2 Republican Congressmen, Father of Mollie Tibbetts: Don't Use Her Death to Promote Xenophobia and Racism, Trump Warns Syrian Government Not to Attack Idlib, Reuters Journalists Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison After Investigating Burmese Military Massacre, Saudi-Led Coalition Says Bombing of School Bus, Killing 40 Children, Was "Unjustified", Germany: 50,000 Attend Anti-Racism Concert in Chemnitz, Brazil: Fire at National Museum Destroys Millions of Pieces of Art and History, Canadian Court Rejects Effort…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah…

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-21). Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe. grayzoneproject.com Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a taxpayer-funded organization that has interfered…

Christopher Dale (2018-08-15). Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future. progressive.org Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene.

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-15). How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change. grayzoneproject.com The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista — MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its…

Junaid Ahmad (2018-08-13). Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate. grayzoneproject.com The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad…