2018-09-16: Social Media Postees

Kavanaugh's Accuser Comes Forward
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-16
Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor at Palo Alto University, alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, a charge he denies. | The post Kavanaugh's Accuser Comes Forward appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Lawrence Wilkerson On The Neocons Plan: War In Syria, Then Iran
Adam Dick | iranian.com | 2018-09-16
Interviewed Tuesday by host Sharmini Peries at The Real News, Lawrence Wilkerson, a College of William & Mary professor and former chief of staff for United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, warned that "the neoconservative agenda" for an escalated United States war on Syria followed by war on Iran has had a "resurrection" in President […] | The post Lawrence Wilkerson On The Neocons Plan: War In Syria, Then Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO)
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-09-16
An exclusive Grayzone investigative documentary rips the cover off of the most sophisticated and expensive campaign of humanitarian interventionist propaganda… | The post Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO) appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Iranian Embassy Attacked In Paris: Tehran Critical Of French Police
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-16
Iran has accused French police of failing to respond quickly to what it called an attack against its embassy in the French capital by Kurdish activists. "Unfortunately, the French police forces were not present when assailants affiliated to a terrorist group attacked the embassy. The issues of attack and the police force's slow reaction are […] | The post Iranian Embassy Attacked In Paris: Tehran Critical Of French Police appeared first on The Iranian.
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Forget Putin, Trump Is Acting In Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate
Miko Peled | iranian.com | 2018-09-16
Moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; pulling out of the Iran agreement; defunding UNRWA, and closing the PLO mission in D.C.: every Trump administration move satisfies the objectives of the Israeli government while not benefiting the United States in the least. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo […] | The post Forget Putin, Trump Is Acting In Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate appeared first on …
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Defying Trump, Iraq Parliament Elects Pro-Iran Candidates
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-16
Iran on Sunday hailed the selections made by Iraq's parliament a day after the body elected candidates backed by a pro-Tehran bloc as speaker and first deputy. "The Islamic Republic of Iran supports decisions made by the (Iraqi) people's elected representatives," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said. "The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported […] | The post Defying Trump, Iraq Parliament Elects Pro-Iran Candidates appeared first on …
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Grim Warnings for White House, GOP Ahead of Election
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-16
A top Republican pollster reportedly cites voters' feelings about President Trump as the determining factor in the November midterms, amid a darkening mood over prospects for holding the House and even the Senate. | The post Grim Warnings for White House, GOP Ahead of Election appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar'
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-16
Of relevance to the ongoing currency war, first published in November 2017 | One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder … | The post The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar' appeared first on Global Research
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Closure of DC PLO Office Will Impact 600,000 Palestinian-Americans
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-16
The Palestinian Council in the United States of America said that the decision to close the PLO office in Washington will harm some 600,000 citizens of Palestinian origin. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Palestinian Council said that the closure is yet another American step toward attempts to liquidate …

Closure of DC PLO Office Will Impact 600,000 Palestinian-Americans

Trump Is Giving Protectionism a Bad Name
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-16
While it might not seem like it now, President Donald Trump is a gift to free market–oriented economists and policymakers. His clumsy approach to protectionism has ignited a trade war that inevitably will harm the US economy. When the pendulum inexorably swings the other way after the Trump fiasco, free-trade ideology will return with a vengeance. This is a potential tragedy for left-leaning policy analysts who have long been concerned about the excesses of neoliberalism and argued for a more measured use of tariffs to foster local economic development. As such, it is critical that we distinguish between Trump's right-wing nationalist embrace of tariffs and the more nuanced use of this tool to support infant industries. | As a development geographer and an Africanist scholar, I have long been critical of unfettered free trade because of its deleterious economic impacts on African countries.
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Nobody in the White House Is Part of "the Resistance"
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-16
Last week, the White House continued its furious hunt for the anonymous official who proclaimed themselves part of "The Resistance" in a New York Times op-ed. Unsurprisingly, the president was "obsessed" with it, CNN reports. | What really set Trump off — perhaps understandably — was the suggestion that aides were deliberately undermining orders. "We want the administration to succeed," the author said, before describing a coordinated effort to "thwart parts of [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations." | But not all of that agenda. The author praised Trump's commitment to "effective deregulation, historic tax reform, [and] a more robust military," and even complained about "near-ceaseless negative coverage" obscuring those supposed accomplishments. | The president's behavior in pursuit of that agenda may be "detrimental to…
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Annie Leonard: Governor Jerry Brown Doesn't Care About Climate Justice
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-16
Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard says to be a climate leader, California Governor Jerry Brown must stop issuing new fossil fuel permits, protect frontline communities instead of the oil and gas industry, and begin a just transition to sustainable energy | The post Annie Leonard: Governor Jerry Brown Doesn't Care About Climate Justice appear…
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STEP 3:The SFCC HR Hearing Of SEIU1021 Potrero Hill Health Center Steward Cheryl Thornton
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-09-16
SEIU 1021 SF Potrero Hill Health Center steward Cheryl Thornton is a whistleblower and has been fighting to defend the clinic against racism and gentrification. The city is planning to close the community clinics down in their privatization drive. She talks about the frame-up against her and also others discuss the racist attack on African American workers and ethnic cleansing in San Francisco.
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ISIS Has Not Vanished. It Is Fighting a Guerrilla War Against the Iraqi State
Simona Foltyn | theintercept.com | 2018-09-16
The knock came one night late last year, a persistent bang on the metal door. The family inside shuddered as the sound echoed through the sparsely furnished farmhouse. Officially, their village had been liberated from the so-called Islamic State in October 2017, along with the nearby town of Hawija. But the military campaign had been hasty. The militants had sought refuge in the nearby mountains, leaving Iraqi forces to sweep through the area unchallenged. | Now it was November, a month after ISIS had ostensibly been vanquished, and the militants were back. The elite Iraqi units that had fought ISIS on the battlefield were gone, and the forces who had replaced them were poorly trained and thinly spread across these vast, hilly areas, honeycombed with riverbeds and irrigation channels that offered the insurgents plenty of hideouts. | On that fall night near Hawija,…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion on US War Drive in Middle East
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-09-16
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Possible persons of interest if the ICC investigates war crimes involving Americans
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2018-09-16
Because the United States government fails to convict those in its ranks that are involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity, the world awaits to see if the ICC will investigate the alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, allegedly committed by US Forces and its allies!
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2018 Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony
OACC | indybay.org | 2018-09-16
Lake Merritt Amphitheater | Lake Merritt Boulevard | Oakland, CA 94612…
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Agent Orange is the Symptom, Unbridled Capitalism's the Disease! (Part I)
DLi | indybay.org | 2018-09-16
Across the entire NeoLiberal "free world," the feverish anti-T-rump crusade has recently reached a crescendo. Not that the toxic T-rump doesn't deserve the multi-pronged attack on his dystopian swamp of Neanderthal Robber Barons and Bolton-esque warmongers. But almost all of his harshest critics are focusing on the proverbial trees, while missing out on the forest of a Clunkered and Collapsing Capitalist Calamity that had been the "Sole Superpower" of a Globalized world order since 1898.
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DSA's Julia Salazar Is Headed to the New York State Senate
Daniel A. Medina | theintercept.com | 2018-09-15
As the final vote tally came across the TV screens above, Julia Salazar stared off in a daze at the sea of supporters who had crammed into a Bushwick bar Thursday night. | "Oh, my God," Salazar said aloud to no one in particular as her campaign staff swarmed her. The 27-year-old democratic socialist candidate for state Senate had done what socialists do not typically do in American politics: She'd won, and won big, knocking off longtime incumbent state Sen. Martin Dilan. | Her 18-point victory over the four-term establishment incumbent was another watershed moment for the Democratic Socialists of America, whose rise in American politics in the Donald Trump era went into hyperdrive in June with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shock victory. | "This is a victory for workers," said a still-startled Salazar in her short victory speech. "This is a victory for the…
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Lavrov Says Russia To Keep Bombing Militant Targets In Syria's Idlib
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow would keep bombing militant targets in Syria's Idlib Province if need be, but would also open humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee. Lavrov was speaking in Berlin on September 14 ahead of a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Quoted by the Interfax news […] | The post Lavrov Says Russia To Keep Bombing Militant Targets In Syria's Idlib appeared first on The Iranian…
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Marines Team Up with Islamists in Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Trump and the Pentagon have sent a number of Marines to al-Tanf in Syria where they … | The post Marines Team Up with Islamists in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Pompeo, Kerry Clash In Remarkable Stand-Off Over Iran
Politico | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his predecessor John Kerry clashed Friday over the latter's private meetings with Iranian officials, a remarkable war of words that had both sides accusing the other of dishonesty. Pompeo alleged that, by holding "beyond inappropriate" meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Kerry was undermining U.S. foreign policy in […] | The post Pompeo, Kerry Clash In Remarkable Stand-Off Over Iran appeared first on The…
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Iranian Military Officials Discount The Possibility Of A U.S. Attack
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
Claiming that Iran has the "upper hand" in the region, the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismissed the possibility of a U.S. attack against Iran. "The United States will be the loser of any war that it might initiate against Iran due to preparedness of the country's armed forces and […] | The post Iranian Military Officials Discount The Possibility Of A U.S. Attack appeared first on The Iranian.
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America Is Today's Nazi Germany
Eric Zuesse | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
It's not against Jews this time; it's against, especially, Houthis. The U.S. and its allies — in this case mainly the Saud family who own Saudi Arabia — are systematically blocking food from reaching tens of millions of people, Houthis, who live in Yemen and are surrounded by the U.S. alliance's engines of death. The U.S. […] | The post America Is Today's Nazi Germany appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trump Administration Outraged at John Kerry for Talking to Iran
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meeting … | The post Trump Administration Outraged at John Kerry for Talking to Iran appeared first on Global Research.
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Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-15
Moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; pulling out of the Iran agreement; defunding UNRWA, and closing the PLO mission in D.C.: every Trump administration move satisfies the objectives of the Israeli government while not benefiting the United States in the least. | The post Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate appeared first on MintPress News.
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As Trump Commits To Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed
Reed Richardson | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
The anonymous New York Times op-ed (9/5/18), purportedly written by a senior Trump administration official, coupled with the release of Bob Woodward's new book, Fear–itself full of White House back-stabbing and anonymous quotes–unleashed a veritable tsunami of breathless press speculation last week. But lost amidst the deluge was a Trump administration story that will have deadly, far-reaching consequences […] | The post As Trump Commits To Endless War, Corporate Media…
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New Colonialism And The Colonial Media
Tim Anderson | iranian.com | 2018-09-15
The seven Middle East wars of the last two decades mark a new colonial era, driven by a failing empire. But colonization is banned these days, so an ideological cover is needed, and with today's highly literate populations that cover is provided by an embedded colonial media, backed up by a well-paid NGO sector. This colonial media is required […] | The post New Colonialism And The Colonial Media appeared first on The Iranian.
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American History for Truthdiggers: The Slow, Perilous Shift to Emancipation
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-09-15
In 1861-65, Americans waged a war among themselves that remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. It began as a fight to preserve the Union but morphed into an abolitionist war to free 4 million men, women and children from bondage. | The post American History for Truthdiggers: The Slow, Perilous Shift to Emancipation appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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WikiLeaks Associate Kamphuis' Belongings Found Floating in Sea, Sparking Homicide Fears
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The belongings of Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutch cybersecurity expert closely associated with the transparency organization … | The post WikiLeaks Associate Kamphuis' Belongings Found Floating in Sea, Sparking Homicide Fears appeared first on
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Freedom of Expression in the UK: Prominent British Scientist and Critic of the Skripal Poisoning Story Arrested
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The UK government is now targeting critics of the fake chemical attack in Salisbury it has … | The post Freedom of Expression in the UK: Prominent British Scientist and Critic of the Skripal Poisoning Story Arrested appeared first on Global…
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A Traditional Right: Jimmie Akesson and the Sweden Democrats
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Sweden's elections are normally dull affairs. The same political arrangements have been in place for decades, … | The post A Traditional Right: Jimmie Akesson and the Sweden Democrats appeared first on Global Research.
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Botham Jean — And How Black Men Shot By the Police Are Dehumanized After Death
Rachel Leah, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-15
A search warrant says police found a small amount of marijuana — a detail that many see as completely irrelevant | Attorneys representing the family of Botham Jean, the black man who was killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer in his own apartment, claim authorities are trying to discredit the victim. Jean was shot dead on S. . .
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Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market. To say they are buying up the … | The post Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk appeared first on Global Research.
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Fox News Fact-Checks a False Economic Claim Made by a Trump — For a Second Time This Week
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-15
The president's son also repeated an anti-Semitic slur he had previously used regarding Bob Woodward's book "Fear | Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, was fact-checked Thursday by Republican-friendly Fox News after he mischaracterized the health of the economy under former President Barack Obama in order to play up his father's record. During an appearance on. . .
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Haiti's Founding Father's Black Revolution Was Too Radical for Thomas Jefferson
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-15
Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a Haitian slave turned revolutionary general. | When Dessalines declared Haiti's independence from France in 1804 after a 13-year slave uprising and civil war, he became the Americas' first Black head of state. | Supporting the French colonial perspective, leaders across the Americas and Europe immediately demonized Dessalines. Even in the United States, itself newly independent from Britain, newspapers recounted horrific stories of the final years of the Haitian Revolution, a war for independence that took the lives of some 50,000 French soldiers and over 100,000 Black and mixed-race Haitians. | For more than two centuries, Dessalines was memorialized as a ruthless brute. | Now, say…
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Does the US Military "Own the Weather"? "Weaponizing the Weather" as an Instrument of Modern Warfare?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, "offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary", capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes | The post Does the US Military "Own the Weather"? "Weaponizing the Weather" as an Instrument of Modern Warfare? appeared first on …
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Skripal Case Suspects, CCTV Camera Footage, Official UK Statement and Timeline, RT Interview with Petrov and Boshirov
Alexander Petrov | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Global Research Introductory Note | We bring to the attention of our readers three videos pertaining to … | The post Skripal Case Suspects, CCTV Camera Footage, Official UK Statement and Timeline, RT Interview with Petrov and Boshirov appeared first on Global Research.
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The Flag War: Ethiopia's Competing Nationalisms
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The Ethiopian capital is on edge as Oromo from the surrounding region flock to Addis Ababa … | The post The Flag War: Ethiopia's Competing Nationalisms appeared first on Global Research.
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Washington's "Divide and Rule Strategy" in Basra, Home of Iraq's Biggest Oil Fields
DDYS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Basra is supposed to be a prosperous province for its citizens. The province is a home … | The post Washington's "Divide and Rule Strategy" in Basra, Home of Iraq's Biggest Oil Fields appeared first on Global Research.
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Lynch Mob Mentality. The Boshirov and Petrov story
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | I was caught in a twitterstorm of hatred yesterday, much of it led by mainstream media … | The post Lynch Mob Mentality. The Boshirov and Petrov story appeared first on Global Research.
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National Park Officials Removed Climate Change From Report Due to "Sensitivity"
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-15

| Park officials scrubbed all mentions of climate change from a key planning document for a New England national park after they were warned to avoid "sensitive language that may raise eyebrows" with the Trump administration. | The superintendent of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts had signed off a year ago on a 50-page document that outlines the park's importance to American history and its future challenges. But then the National Park Service's regional office sent an email in January suggesting edits: References to climate change and its increasing role in threats to the famous whaling…
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Russia postpones Syrian offensive in Idlib as NATO threatens escalation
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
Turkey and the major NATO imperialist powers made clear that they are ready to counterattack against Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib.
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New York Times goads Trump into major new war in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
Columnist Bret Stephens, who penned the Times article demanding escalation in Syria, is a longtime Republican neocon who fervently supported the Iraq war.
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Stormy's Disclosures
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The law can be confusing, and I am happy to offer an explanation of one legal concept that has confused many readers untutored in its ways. The concept for which I hope to provide clarity is known as "non-disclosure." Agreements dealing with non-disclosure known as "non-disclosure agreements" may be created when two people have been…
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Video: Dr. Chris Busby on Novichoks and the Skripal Russia Poisoning Affair
Prof. Christopher Busby | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
This report by prominent British Scientist Dr. Chris Busby was published in April 2018. | In recent developments, Chris Busby's home was raided by police. He was arrested on trumped up charges. | See screenshot below. | This arrest points to the suppression … | The post Video: Dr. Chris Busby on Novichoks and the Skripal Russia Poisoning Affair appeared first on Global Research.
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Obama's Imperial Presidency
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Photo Source The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0 | Could Donald Trump already be the worst of all American presidents? In less than two years his record on the world scene has been frightening enough: U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accords, scuttling of the Iran nuclear treaty, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, unjustifiably punitive sanctions against Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, terror bombing of Mosul and other Iraq cities, bombastic threats against friends and enemies alike — not to mention a $54 billion gift to the Pentagon and stepped-up nuclear "modernization". Hard to imagine much worse. | One article of faith among liberals and the corporate media is that Trump's presidency stands alone as a house or horrors, unprecedented in its fascistic authoritarianism, crazy pronouncements, and ideological blend of xenophobia, racism, sexism, and sheer extremism. Those in the "resistance"
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U.S. Conducts Live-Fire Drills With Syrian 'Rebels' in Rare Display Aimed at Russia
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-14
The eight days of "live-fire and ground assault" drills involve "hundreds" of U.S. troops and allied Syrian insurgents cooperating together. | The post U.S. Conducts Live-Fire Drills With Syrian 'Rebels' in Rare Display Aimed at Russia appeared first on MintPress News.
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As Trump Commits to Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2018-09-14
Corporate media obsessed over the whodunit of an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times ( 9/5/18). | The anonymous New York Times op-ed ( 9/5/18), purportedly written by a senior Trump administration official, coupled with the release of Bob Woodward's new book, Fear–itself full of White House back-stabbing and anonymous quotes–unleashed a veritable tsunami of breathless press speculation last week. But lost amidst the deluge was a Trump administration story that will have deadly, far-reaching consequences long after the Times op-ed is forgotten and Woodward's book hits the discount pile. That's because Trump effectively endorsed endless US war in Syria last week, and almost no one in the press noticed. | There were a few lonely exceptions. The Washington Post ( 9/6/18) spelled out the new Trump administration policy quite clearly, though the banality with which US foreign…
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Counter-Terrorism Operation against Al Qaeda's Stronghold in Northern Syria: The Liberation of Idlib
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The successful actions of the Syrian Arab Army led to the almost total liberation of the … | The post Counter-Terrorism Operation against Al Qaeda's Stronghold in Northern Syria: The Liberation of Idlib appeared first on Global Research.
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A Murder in Aleppo
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The Syrian government has been advertising its victories of late. A vast international fair in Damascus, the reconstruction of the old city of Homs — though it has a long, long way to go — and a spankingly restored Sheraton Hotel next to the still sepulchral ruins of eastern Aleppo. But you cannot wash away either…
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On the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Rohini Hensman's recently published Indefensible: Democracy, Counterrevolution, and the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism is an important contribution to the debate that has divided the left since 2011, the year that Syria became a litmus test. For some, support for Bashar al-Assad became tantamount to backing Franco in the Spanish Civil War while others saw my perspective as…
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'They Did Not See It Coming': MSNBC Host Says Manafort Might Have Been 'Actively Duping' Trump About His Plea Deal
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
MSNBC host Ari Melber has an interesting theory about why Trump and his team appeared to be caught off guard by the Manafort plea. | The decision of Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort to accept a plea bargain from Special Counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his second trial in the Russia investigation in return for his cooperation was a shocking development. Am. . .
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Fascism and Islamic Fundamentalism
Farhang Jahanpour | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The rise of Fascism and Totalitarianism Just over 100 years ago, Britain, France, Germany and Russia ruled half of the world — most of Europe, all of Africa, South Asia, most of Southeast Asia, and most of the Pacific region. They dominated China and were of course influential everywhere else. During the past century, including the…
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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia probe. The move allows him to avoid a second criminal trial and ends…
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From CO2 to Methane, Trump's Hurricane of Destruction
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 | While the Trump administration swirls around in a vortex of Tweets, lies and Russiagate, one thing is for certain, while we are all distracted and perplexed by the daily mayhem, Trump and his fossil fuel buddies are getting away with environmental plunder. | It's not a surprise, really, given that Trump believes man-made climate change is a bunch of stale chow mein, as he notoriously tweeted: | November 6, 2012 | Unfortunately, Trump has moved beyond his wacky conspiracy theory and sparked a full-on assault on the environmental laws, science and regulatory apparatus which act as our best hope to curb greenhouse gas emissions. In documents uncovered by the New York Times earlier this week, the paper revealed the Trump gang is going to announce a proposal that will make it far…
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The Strange Russian Alibi
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Like many, my first thought at the interview of Boshirov and Petrov – which apparently are … | The post The Strange Russian Alibi appeared first on Global Research.
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Amid Yemen Bloodbath and Riyadh's Fears, Reports of New Israel-Saudi Arms Deal
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-14
Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official diplomatic ties. Yet last year Israeli military chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot gave a shocking interview to a Saudi newspaper, in which he strongly advocated an Israeli-Saudi alliance versus Iran and its alleged "assets" in the Middle East. | The post Amid Yemen Bloodbath and Riyadh's Fears, Reports of New Israel-Saudi Arms Deal appeared first on MintPress News.
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After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
"Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there," President George W. Bush announced on September 20th, 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. Bush's "War on Terror" did not end with Al Qaeda — it has roared on into an endless conflict spanning the globe, costing hundreds of thousands of lives and…
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After Cutting All UNWRA Humanitarian Aid, US to Award Israel with $3.3B/Year in Military Aid
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-14
The bill, combined with even more aid given to Israeli missile defense, would give $38 billion to Israel over the next ten years, roughly equivalent to $23,000 for every Jewish family living in Israel over the next decade. | The post After Cutting All UNWRA Humanitarian Aid, US to Award Israel with $3.3B/Year in Military Aid appeared first on MintPress News.
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Effective Tool to Limit Greenhouse Emissions or a "License to Pollute"? A Debate on Cap and Trade
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-14
Protesters disrupted the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday, criticizing California Governor Jerry Brown in part for his support for cap and trade. Cap and trade is a market-driven strategy in which governments cap emission levels, then allow companies to buy and sell permits to pollute. California has the most far-reaching cap-and-trade program in the United States. Last year Governor Brown signed an extension to the state's cap-and-trade law, which began under Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Governor Brown has credited cap and trade with limiting the state's greenhouse gas emissions, but the issue…
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Hubris on and Off the Court
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The ancient Greeks used hubris to describea personality of exaggerated pride or overconfidence. Often the hubristic person went so far as to challenge the gods, which inevitably led to that person's downfall. The recent performance of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open and the exaggerated narrative of America's greatness at John McCain's funeral ceremony demonstrate…
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How to Keep Going by Knowing the Apocalypse is Now: a Lesson From the Pig Farm
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
"Yet one thing I fight for, tooth and nail, all the time. And that is my bit of inward peace, where I am at one with myself." — D.H. Lawrence, "What Would You Fight For?" "We've been hearing from shamanic healers for decades about "connecting to spirit," but their message sidesteps industrial capitalism… and open,…
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US Biological Warfare Program in the Spotlight Again
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | This is a scoop to bring the US biological warfare effort back into the spotlight. On … | The post US Biological Warfare Program in the Spotlight Again appeared first on Global Research.
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John Bolton Versus the International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
In a September 10 speech to the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor John Bolton offered "a major announcement on US policy toward the International Criminal Court." The US government, per Bolton, considers the court…
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Two Long-Standing American Traditions: Committing War Crimes & Ignoring International Law
RS Ahthion | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The United States threatened Monday to arrest and prosecute judges and officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American convicted of war crimes in Afghanistan.(2) The United States (and it's vassal states that make up NATO) has long shifted to a permanent war doctrine. Under the guise of fighting "communism"
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Richard Kim on Brett Kavanaugh, Jamil Dakwar on John Bolton
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-09-14
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Video: Turkey Deploys Battle Tanks at Observation Post in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | On September 13, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) deployed several battle tanks and armoured vehicles at … | The post Video: Turkey Deploys Battle Tanks at Observation Post in Northern Hama appeared first on Global Research.
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Did Bach Lose the Cold War?
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Can the credits wreck a film? I'm not talking about choking on a popcorn kernel when you see that the best boy happens to be the same guy who ran off with your wife. The problem can be far more serious than that: after the story has been told in image and sound, some directors…
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The Elite World Order in Jitters
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
According to a brand new book by Peter Phillips, the world is now controlled by a handful (actually several handfuls) of powerful/rich elites via interlocking capital exchanges spanning the globe. This ultra small coterie dictates world events and expects results. However, they are painfully aware that forces from down below are growling, growing restless, very…
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Cuba's 'Sonic Attacks' vs Edinburgh University: The 40% Mystery
Arnold August | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
On August 15, 2018, the U.S. State Department announced yet another measure toward reducing its Havana embassy staff and its effectiveness by limiting the diplomats' stays to one year. This extremely limited affectation category is normally applied to countries at war, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The change in U.S. policy is based on a…
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Facebook's Pathetic Attempts to Appease Conservatives Is Backfiring Spectacularly and Could Harm Progressive News Sources
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet's most powerful platforms? "You achieve bullshit. " | When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as an official fact-checking partner last year as part of its effort to combat "
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Number of Children in Immigrant Detention Facilities Explodes to Record Levels
Julia Conley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-14
Thanks to Trump's crackdown, fewer immigrant families are coming forward to sponsor children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border–leaving more than 12,000 minors in U.S. government custody. | The post Number of Children in Immigrant Detention Facilities Explodes to Record Levels appeared first on MintPress News.
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Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court
Brett Wilkins | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | When Bolton expresses his desire to "strangle the ICC in its cradle," what he really means … | The post Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court appeared first on Global Research.
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Turkey's Political Agenda in the Balkans. Erdogan's Islamic Influence in Bosnia
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Turkey's Political Agenda in the Balkans. Erdogan's Islamic Influence in Bosnia appeared first on Global Research.
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What happens when the 'alt-right' starts believing in climate change?
Casey Williams | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-14
asked its readers a question: "What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?" | In its bombastic response, the magazine bucked two decades of conservative dogma to offer an ethno-nationalist take on planetary warming. Conceding that scientists might be right about climate change, it worried that shifting weather patterns could drive more black and brown people to the Global North, where whites will face a choice: stem the migrant tide or die. | "The population explosion in the global south combined with climate change and liberal attitudes towards migration are the single greatest external threat to Western civilization," AmRen wrote. "[It's] more serious than Islamic terrorism or Hispanic illegal immigration." | White supremacists like Jared Taylor are pushing the far right to prepare for the reality of climate change, but they are using it to argue for stricter immigration controls…
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US-Europe Alliance Will Outlast Trump, No Matter What He Does
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-14
Trump's erratic behavior towards allies is causing pundits in the US and abroad to worry about the future of the Transatlantic Alliance between the US and Europe. The concern is misplaced, however, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot | The post US-Europe Alliance Will Outlast Trump, No Matter What He Does appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Racism Toward Asian-Americans isn't Restricted to the Ivy Leagues
Elias Atienza | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
On August 30, the Department of Justice chose to side with a coalition of Asian-American students who sued Harvard University, alleging that the university was discriminating against applicants based on race. The coalition argued that Harvard was ranking Asian-American applicants lower on applications in personality traits such as likeability, resulting in fewer Asian-Americans being accepted…
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A Bulwark Against the Idiocy of Conservatives Like Brett Kavanaugh
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 | In his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Brett Kavanaugh put on a prodigious display of vacuity and mendacity. Kavanaugh is the retrograde jurist picked by Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy that arose when the Court's "swing vote," Anthony Kennedy, retired. | His politics is god awful, but that is hardly news. It was a sure thing that Trump would nominate someone with god-awful politics. Because he knows little and cares less about the judicial system, except when it impinges on his financial shenanigans, and because, as part of his pact with "conservatives" Trump outsourced judicial appointments to the Federalist Society, anyone he would nominate was bound to come with god-awful politics. | At least, this particular god-awful jurist is well schooled, well spoken (in the way that lawyers…
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Criticising Israel: A Lesson From the Past. Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat Shake Hands
Robin Lustig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September 1993, the then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and the … | The post Criticising Israel: A Lesson From the Past. Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat Shake Hands appeared first on Global Research.
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Invade The Hague! Bolton vs. the ICC
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Picture this on a movie poster: "The International Criminal Court Wants to Put America on Trial. They Didn't Count on John Bolton." The Ramboesque Bolton, hawk to end all hawks, has declared war on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The reason: ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensudahas requested authority for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan…
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The Two Most Dangerous Warmongers in Political Office Today
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-14
image: Trump and Netanyahu | Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | They work in concert to carefully lay the foundations and propaganda for … | The post The Two Most Dangerous Warmongers in Political Office Today appeared first on Global Research.
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Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-09-14
Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users' searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people's queries, The Intercept can reveal. | The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. | Previously undisclosed details about the plan, obtained by The Intercept on Friday, show that Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as "human rights," "student protest," and "Nobel Prize" in Mandarin. | Leading human rights groups have criticized Dragonfly, saying that it could result in the company "directly contributing to, or [becoming] complicit in, human rights violations." A central concern expressed by the groups is…
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After Oslo: How Peace Became a Dirty Word in the Middle East
Sandy Tolan | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
When I first traveled to Israel-Palestine in 1994, during the heady early days of the Oslo peace process, I was expecting to see more of the joyful celebrations I'd watched on television at home. The emotional welcoming of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat back to Palestine. The massive demonstrations for peace on the…
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The Veiled Danger of the 'Dead' Oslo Accords
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli 'peacemaker' is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation…
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Freedom Flotilla Missions Will Continue 'Until Palestine Is Free'
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-14
The bold journey of the 2018 Freedom Flotilla Coalition dared Palestinians and the world to dream of peace, dignity and freedom for all. Now, we must keep working to build a culture of nonviolence, writes Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray… Read more ?…
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Paul Manafort pleads guilty to two criminal charges, will cooperate with Mueller
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, and will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation as part of a plea deal.
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Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-09-14
Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users' searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people's queries, The Intercept can reveal. | The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. | Previously undisclosed details about the plan, obtained by The Intercept on Friday, show that Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as "human rights," "student protest," and "Nobel Prize" in Mandarin. | Leading human rights groups have criticized Dragonfly, saying that it could result in the company "directly contributing to, or [becoming] complicit in, human rights violations." A central concern expressed by the groups is…
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Grenfell Fire: Fire Brigades Union warned of cladding dangers 19 years ago
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
The FBU report proves that every aspect of fire safety had failed at Grenfell Tower, due to decades of deregulation and cuts, long before the fire broke out.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

US to bomb Syria to protect Al-Qaeda? Tucker Carlson marvels at Washington's Idlib logic (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Washington's threats to take military action to deter a Syrian assault on Al-Qaeda-held Idlib province has prompted Fox News host Tucker Carlson to ask the obvious question: Why would the US bomb a country to protect terrorists?
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Scandal erupts over Dutch state's funding of Islamist terror group in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
The Dutch government spent nearly 70 million euros to fund jihadist groups as part of the US-NATO led regime change war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns at Wayne State University in Detroit
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Niles spoke with students at Wayne State University about the fight for socialism and the struggle against war and social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Pentagon Refuses to Disclose Identity of Foreign Country Contacted About Trump's Military Parade
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-09-14
An unnamed foreign country communicated with planners of the now-scrapped Veterans Day military parade, according to documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request. | The parade was to run from the White House to the Capitol on November 11, the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I. President Donald Trump personally requested the military parade after witnessing a Bastille Day celebration in France, and members of all four armed forces were involved in the preparations. The parade polled poorly, with some, like Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., arguing that the event's $92 million price tag was an unwarranted extravagance driven by the president's ego. Ultimately, Trump canceled the parade in August, blaming D.C. leaders for the high cost. | Public Citizen requested communications between the Defense Department, the White House, and the National Park Service about…
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Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Democrat Elissa Slotkin has used her three tours of duty for the CIA in Iraq as her main credential for election to Congress.
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In Idlib it's different? For US, 'humanitarian' concerns supersede rooting out Al-Qaeda (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
With Al-Qaeda's last major foothold in Syria now under threat, the US has suddenly become deeply concerned about civilians that could be caught in the crossfire — even as the US military loosens its own rules of engagement.
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#Walkaway founder banned from Facebook for linking to Infowars
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who founded the #WalkAway campaign was banned from Facebook ahead of a protest in Washington DC. "They're trying to sabotage the march on Washington," he told RT.
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Why the U.S. Seeks to Hem in Russia, China and Iran
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-13
America's three principal adversaries signify the shape of the world to come: a post-Western world of coexistence. But neoliberal and neocon ideology is unable to to accept global pluralism and multipolarity, argues Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium… Read more ?…
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Big Coal Put Toxic Coal Ash in Unlined Dirt Ponds–Now a Hurricane Is Heading Directly Toward Them
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-13
As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, fear is growing that the storm could result in catastrophic waste spills. Twenty-four toxic coal ash containment ponds in the path of the storm are at risk of flooding in the extreme rainfall. We are joined by Will Hendrick, staff attorney with the Waterkeeper Alliance; Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center; and Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org.
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NC Lagoons Hold Billions of Gallons of Hog Feces. The Hurricane May Blast That Waste into Waterways
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-13
In North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, millions of residents are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which meteorologists are warning could unleash life-threatening storm surges and historic flooding across a wide swath of the East Coast. Even if the storm weakens, experts warn Hurricane Florence could kill thousands of farm animals and trigger catastrophic waste spills from sewage treatment plants, hog waste lagoons and chicken farms. Many of the factory hog farms in North Carolina store their waste by spraying it on nearby fields and neighborhoods, or by depositing it in lagoons tha…
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NAACP President Derrick Johnson Offers Hope, Encourages Black Voters to Know their Power During CBC Panel
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-09-13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2018 CONTACT: NAACP@sunshinesachs.com
WASHINGTON (September 13, 2018) — NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson provided the following commentary at a Congressional Black Caucus panel on the status of minority voting rights in the nation: "As we look forward, we need to offer an opportunity to control the narrative and […] | The post NAACP President Derrick Johnson Offers Hope, Encourages Black Voters to Know their Power Duri…
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