2018-09-19: Social Media Postees

IMF (Again) Makes a Fool of Itself Over Brexit
Rodney Atkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
Joining that merry band of doom mongers (HM Treasury, the Bank of England and Chancellor Hammond) the IMF's Christine Lagarde has again warned of "substantial costs" of a no deal Brexit. In fact of course there is no such thing … | The post IMF (Again) Makes a Fool of Itself Over Brexit appeared first on Global Research.

Michael Moore: Senate Must Take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Seriously & Postpone Kavanaugh Hearing
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-19
A Senate hearing with Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford may not move forward, as Blasey Ford asks for the FBI to investigate her claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager before she testifies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh to both testify on Monday, but Blasey Ford's attorneys are declining the offer. Her lawyers wrote in a letter to Grassley, "While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in fr…

The Fate and Future of Christine Blasey Ford
Rafia Zakaria | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
The Fate and Future of Christine Blasey Ford appeared first on The Nation.

We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-19
Death threats and vicious harassment. Forced to flee her home with her family. That's what Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has faced since she came forward with her allegation that Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, physically and sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. S…

'Poppy, You're Better Than This': GOP Senator Lashes Out at Female CNN Host Before Recognizing the 'Fair Question' When Jim Sciutto Asks It
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
"I really want to get to Jim's important question," CNN's Poppy Harlow said. | As he tried to explain why Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, should adhere to the timeline set forth by all-male Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) repeatedly cut off CNN's Poppy Harlow–before acknowledging the "fair question" once co-host Jim Sciutto. . .

Nomination by Death Threat: Picking a Justice in the Age of Trump
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has leveled a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is facing doxxing, death threats, online stalking and an intense media spotlight. This is now the world we live in. Stand up, and you are instantly freckled with the laser dots of a million internet rifles. | The political implications of a failed Kavanaugh nomination have motivated Donald Trump's supporters into a mob action that is terrifying in its speed and scope. In addition to receiving multiple death threats, Blasey Ford's home address was posted online, and she and her family have been forced to relocate. | In other words, Blasey Ford is facing exactly what she feared would happen if she came forward. Her vivid safety concerns have called into question whether or not she will participate in…

Conservatives Aren't Afraid of Anita Hill Redux: They Know That Power Matters More Than Truth
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
Republicans aren't worried the Kavanaugh hearing will backfire, because in 2018 the facts almost don't matter | It was genuinely surprising, at least to most on the left, when the Republicans who run the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to hold another hearing next week to assess the accusation of attempted rape made by psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. There's no way, of course, that Repub. . .

Watch: Anita Hill Explains Why Brett Kavanaugh Has 'Burden of Persuasion' in Sexual Assault Allegation
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
The woman who became famous for standing up to sexual harassment has a powerful message for the Senate GOP, and for America. | In a new interview on ABC's Good Morning America, Brandeis University Professor Anita Hill — who famously testified about her sexual harassment at the hands of Clarence Thomas as he was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1991 [mdash. . .

Should Immigration Laws Be Respected?
Christopher Bertram | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
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'Her Worst Fears Are Coming True': Christine Blasey Ford Receiving Death Threats And Abuse from Kavanaugh Supporters
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
"In the 36 hours since her name became public Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country. " | When Christine Blasey Ford sent a confidential letter to Rep. Anna Eshoo alleging that U. S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her when they were teenagers back in 1982, the 51-year-old psychology professor requested anonymity. And since changing her mind and deciding to reveal. . .

Rev. William Barber: Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court Would Endanger Rights of Women, Workers & Voters
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-19
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have cast doubt on whether President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed by the Senate. "The process was bad from the beginning," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach. "We are poised to have two presidents that did not win the popular vote, now will have appointed four extreme members to the Supreme Court." Barber says Kavanaugh will be dangerous to voting rights, to labor rights, to healthcare and to women's rights.

Secretaria-Tesorera McBride: 'Escuchemos la verdad' sobre el pasado de Kavanaugh
AFSCME en Español | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-19
La Secretaria-Tesorera de AFSCME, Elissa McBride, insistió en 'escuchar la verdad' sobre el pasado del candidato al Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, Brett Kavanaugh. | McBride se unió a líderes y activistas en los escalones del Tribunal Supremo esta semana para hacer un llamado a que se realice una investigación completa luego de que la Dra. Christine Blasey Ford, profesora de psicología en California, acusara a Kavanaugh de acosarla sexualmente hace más de tres décadas. | "Tenemos tiempo de realizar un proceso justo, completo y no partidista porque hay mucho en juego. Este es un cargo de por vida. Las vidas de las mujeres serán afectadas por décadas. øQué decimos a acelerar este proceso? Decimos, 'No, definitivamente no'. Estamos aquí para decir que queremos escuchar la verdad", dijo McBride. | Ella reiteró la posición de AFSCME sobre Kavanaugh, enfatizando que sus fallos…

North Korea's Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if U.S. Takes Steps Too
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-19
The leaders of North and South Korea reach a summit agreement with many tantalizing offers, but Kim's premier pledge on denuclearization contains a big condition about unspecified corresponding measures. | The post North Korea's Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if U.S. Takes Steps Too appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Russia-USA-Iran and Syria – A Continuous Struggle to Avoid War
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
The Syrian defence system shot down by mistake a Russian Ilyushin IL-20M 90924 surveillance plane in Syria with 15 servicemen on board on Monday evening, the day after an Israeli F-16 destroyed an Iranian military cargo plane on the Damascus … | The post Russia-USA-Iran and Syria – A Continuous Struggle to Avoid War appeared first on Global Research.

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Blasts America's Support for Al-Qaeda in Syria, as Trump Threatens Further Military Action
Mohamed Elmaazi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
US military veteran and congresswomen for Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, has slammed US foreign policy in Syria. | Arming al-Qaeda | On the 13th of September, Gabbard told [23: 06] comedian and satirist Jimmy Dore: | "Since 2011 both overtly and covertly, the United States | … | The post US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Blasts…

Russia Defense Minister: Israel Bears Full Responsibility for Downing of IL-20 Off Syrian Coast
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu officially stated that Israel bears full responsibility for the downning of Russian IL-20 plane off Syrian coast because its actions had led to this situation. | "The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and | … | The post Russia Defense Minister: Israel Bears Full Responsibility for Downing of IL-20 Off Syrian Coast appeared first on Global Research

'The Evidence Is Very Clear': The US Has Aligned Itself with Al-Qaeda in Syria. Ron Paul
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
"This isn't the first time that the evidence is very clear that we have aligned ourselves with al-Qaeda when we think it's temporarily of benefit to our foreign policy," declared former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate … | The post 'The Evidence Is Very Clear': The US Has Aligned Itself with Al-Qaeda in Syria. Ron Paul appeared first on Global Research.

Israel's Failed Attempt To Start WWIII Is The Beginning Of The End In Syria
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2018-09-19
There is one thing that Israel fears more than anything else in Syria. The loss of its ability to fly its F-16's with impunity and hit whatever targets it wants claiming defensive measures to stop Iran, their existential enemy. Israel finally admitted to carrying out over 200 such missions over the past 18 months, only […] | The post Israel's Failed Attempt To Start WWIII Is The Beginning Of The End In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.

The West Hates Peace in Syria: From De-Escalation to Almost World War III in Just Two Hours
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was reached, there was a French-Israeli strike … | The post The West Hates Peace in Syria: From De-Escalation to Almost World War III in Just Two Hours appeared first on Global Research.

Syrian-Russian Victory Only Way to Avenge Israeli-French Strikes
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
Western and Russian media sources have reported an alleged joint Israeli-French strike on Syria on September 17. The attack included Israeli warplanes and French missile frigates operating in the Mediterranean off Syria's coast. Amid the attack, a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance … | The post Syrian-Russian Victory Only Way to Avenge Israeli-French Strikes appeared first on Global Research.

Can Russia Survive Her "Partnerships"? Has Putin Made a Strategic Miscalculation?
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
In an act of intentional deception, Israel used a Russian airplane to cloak an Israeli attack on a Syrian ground position, with the consequence that Syrian air defense missiles downed the Russian airplane with the lost of 15 Russian military … | The post Can Russia Survive Her "Partnerships"? Has Putin Made a Strategic Miscalculation? appeared first on Global Research.

Israel's Failed Attempt to Start WWIII is the Beginning of the End
Strategic Culture Foundation | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-19
Israel finally admitted to carrying out over 200 missions over the past 18 months, only a few of which ever made international media. | The post Israel's Failed Attempt to Start WWIII is the Beginning of the End appeared first on MintPress News.

Idlib: Lull Before the Hurricane. New US Military Doctrine for Intervention in Syria
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
It appears that the Russians have pressed the pause button on their plans for an offensive alongside the Syrian government to retake Idlib. By the time they return to play mode the martial music may have changed. | New US policies … | The post Idlib: Lull Before the Hurricane. New US Military Doctrine for Intervention in Syria appeared first on Global Research.

Trump: Expect Decision On US Role in Syria Soon
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-09-19
President Trump indicated that a decision on the future of US policy in Syria is coming soon in remarks made at a press conference with his Polish counterpart. Speaking alongside President Andrzej Duda, Trump said the Monday night downing of a Russian maritime surveillance plane by accidental Syrian friendly fire was "a very sad thing". […] | The post Trump: Expect Decision On US Role in Syria Soon appeared first on The Iranian.

Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-19
President Trump has ordered Russia-gate data to be declassified but will likely be stonewalled, raising questions about whether Trump is his own man, writes Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Don't hold your breath. While the media… Read more ?…

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Reject Demilitarization Zone Agreement in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
An implementation of the demilitarized zone agreement in Idlib reached during face-to-face talks between Russian and Turkish presidents on September 17 has appeared to be not a simple task as it has been pointed out by many experts. | On September … | The post Video: Al Qaeda Militants Reject Demilitarization Zone Agreement in Idlib appeared first on Global Research.

'One-Man Wrecking Ball': Trump Hopes One of His 'Crowning Achievements' Will Be Exposing 'Cancer' of FBI
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
In a new interview, the president went completely off the rails in his attacks on federal investigators. | It is no secret that President Donald Trump resents the FBI for opening the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia — a case since taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller. But in a new interview with The. . .

Trump's Dump of FBI Documents: More Fuel for Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
Way back at the beginning of the year, when the infamous "Nunes memo" was being flogged as the smoking gun that would blow the lid off of the Russia investigation by exposing the entire Department of Justice and FBI as the Hillary-loving traitors they are, President Trump played a rare clever hand. Instead of releasing the classified information himself, he played Pontius Pilate and pretended he had no choice in the matter, allowing the Republicans in Congress to do the dirty work. But that was before he decided that destroying the independent legal and intelligence institutions of the United States would become his proudest personal legacy. | Trump told The Hill TV on Tuesday that he sees his battle against what he calls the "corrupt" Department of Justice, FBI and intelligence community's investigation into Russian interference in America's electoral system…

Russia Reveals the MH17 'Smoking Gun'
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
The Russian Defense Ministry may have finally unveiled the "smoking gun" able to solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down on July 17, 2014 over the Donetsk Oblast, a province in eastern Ukraine. | The MH17 crash killed … | The post Russia Reveals the MH17 'Smoking Gun' appeared first on Global Research.

NATO's Fascist Wedge in Ukraine
Alex Gordon | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
The latest advert for Ukraine's armed forces depicts chiselled military hunks over a caption: "THEY WILL PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENTS — Ukrainian Army: protecting the borders of civilisation." | In reality, Russia was Ukraine's largest single investor in the first six months … | The post NATO's Fascist Wedge in Ukraine appeared first on Global Research.

Ex-Assistant AG for National Security Slams Trump's Decision to Release Russia Documents 'Solely in Pursuit of His Own Personal Interest'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
David Kris called Trump's declassification order "a radical departure from the traditions that governed" national security. | Former United States Assistant Attorney General for National Security David Kris on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump's decision to release portions of the FISA application used to surveil former campaign aide Cater Page, calling it "a radical departure from the traditions that governed" national security. "We have never released to the publ. . .

Iran Hawks In Washington
Peter Koenig | iranian.com | 2018-09-19
No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy — and are ratcheting up anti-Iran anger in the US, but targeting especially the Iranian population at home, in Iran. The notorious chief-villain of these agencies, by the way, highly subsidized by the US State Department, […] | The post Iran Hawks In Washington appeared first on The Iranian.

As Twitter Purges Real Iranians, US-Backed MEK Cult Revealed to Run Anti-Iran Troll Farm
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-19
While "actual" Iranians face social media bans, countless bots and anti-government accounts belonging to the US-backed former terror group, MEK, have been permitted to run rampant across Twitter and other platforms. | The post As Twitter Purges Real Iranians, US-Backed MEK Cult Revealed to Run Anti-Iran Troll Farm appeared first on MintPress News.

Zarif Says His Meetings With Kerry Were 'Public, Pre-Announced'
Mehr News Agency | iranian.com | 2018-09-19
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said that his meetings with US former Secretary of State John Kerry has been public, pre-scheduled and announced. "The visit to New York is a very good opportunity for the country's diplomacy and is at the highest level of presidency," said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Tuesday, touching upon […] | The post Zarif Says His Meetings With Kerry Were 'Public, Pre-Announced' appeared first on The Irani…

Marriage, Iranian Revolution-Style
Joobin Bekhrad | iranian.com | 2018-09-19
Forty years ago in 1978, my parents decided to get hitched in Iran. Dad had met Mum — then only seventeen — in the States when they were both studying at the University of Portland, and, after only a month or so, popped the question. Not having many friends or relatives in the States, they […] | The post Marriage, Iranian Revolution-Style appeared first on The Iranian.

Trump Is Feeding into the American War Machine Through His Neglect and Childish Whims
Jim Hightower, Creators | alternet.org | 2018-09-19
If we're only there because we're "there," it's way past time to leave. | War is hell. We've learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings and other horrors our soldiers have experienced in the multitude of wars in this century alone. America is now militarily involved in 76 countries! Yet, the war machine — including a massive army of profiteering corporate contractors and the politicia. . .

'When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-19
Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

The Forever War's Cheerleaders
Lyle Jeremy Rubin | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
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Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-19
As the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the U.S. launched a new campaign to capture the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, through which over 90% of Yemen's food is imported, Save the Children warns 5.2 million children in Yemen are now facing starvation. | The post Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation appeared first on MintPress News.

Yemen's Descent into Hell
Prof. Rajan Menon | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-19
It's the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon … | The post Yemen's Descent into Hell appeared first on Global Research.

Hurricane Florence Unleashes Coal Ash, Sending Toxic Warning to EPA
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-09-19
Just as environmentalists feared, Hurricane Florence has compromised coal ash storage sites near retired and aging power plants in North and South Carolina as the storm pounded the states with high winds and record amounts of rain. Environmentalists now fear that nearby waterways will be contaminated with heavy metals and toxic sludge. | Rain eroded a portion of at least one coal ash landfill over the weekend, creating "waterfalls" of contaminated water upriver from the battered coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina, according to independent monitors. As of Tuesday, environmentalists and first responders were still monitoring several other coal ash ponds and dumps in the region that appeared to be flooded or threatened by swollen rivers. | Near Conway, South Carolina, the National Guard was preparing to drop sandbags and rocks from a helicopter if necessary to prevent floodwaters in the rapidly rising…

A Saudi-American War of Terror
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-19
It's the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. | The post A Saudi-American War of Terror appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Florence Death Toll Climbs to 37; Trump Visits Stricken Area
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-19
As the president helps volunteers at a church in the hard-hit town of New Bern, North Carolina, that state's governor warns evacuees to not return home because the flooding is far from over and will get worse in places. | The post Florence Death Toll Climbs to 37; Trump Visits Stricken Area appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

North and South Korea Vow to "Eliminate All the Danger of War"
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-19
The Koreas agreed to withdraw 11 guard posts from the Demilitarized Zone, by December, and to establish a no-fly zone above the military demarcation line. | The post North and South Korea Vow to "Eliminate All the Danger of War" appeared first on MintPress News.

The Beat Goes On Against Protest in Saudi Arabia
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-19
It has always been dangerous to be a protester and activist for human rights in Saudi Arabia. Readers will recall that Saudi Arabia was a nation created out of whole cloth by the West once its deposits of oil were discovered. Many died during World War II for Winston Churchill's objectives of exploiting the Middle…

Violence in Yemen Won't End if the US Continues to Support Saudi Arabia
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-19

| Janine Jackson: It is disheartening that with tens of thousands of people killed, millions in need of assistance, at least a million affected by the largest cholera outbreak in history, and no clear end in sight to the violence behind it all, that the Washington Post would feel a need to run a piece headed "Five Reasons the Crisis in Yemen Matters." | Coverage is better than silence, of course, but as the war on Yemen is in its third year now, one would hope that US media would be in the business of regularly illustrating why the crisis matters, and specifically why it should matter to people in the US, whose government continues to play…

Mexico's AMLO Starts Oil Contract Reviews to Tackle Corruption
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-19
The texts of the more than 100 exploration and production contracts are all accessible online and the rolling auctions that awarded them have been lauded by sector analysts for their transparency.

'Gloria': A shocking tragicomedy of contemporary white collar workplace mores
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-19
LOS ANGELES–In Mel Brooks's 1987 Star Wars parody, called Spaceballs, the character Yogurt reveals the true secret of success in Hollywood–and by inference, in life: "Moichandising! Moichandising! Where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs: the T-shirt, Spaceballs: the Coloring Book, Spaceball…

Kavanaugh accuser 'not ready' to speak to Senate, wants FBI to probe sex assault claims first
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, will not appear at the hearing scheduled by the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyer said.

Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels
Cynthia Papermaster | indybay.org | 2018-09-19
Berkeley Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. @ MLK Jr. Way.

Australia's financial newspaper warns of another global crash
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.

Marvel's Kremlin connection? Elizabeth Olsen teaches Conan to curse in Russian (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel cinematic universe, spent her study-abroad in Russia and picked up some rather interesting language skills, she revealed to late-night host Conan O'Brien.

China retaliates against US trade war measures
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The escalating trade war is heightening economic instability and fueling geo-political tensions, not only between the US and China, but internationally.

Moscow blames downing of Russian plane near Syria on Israeli "provocation"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The killing of 15 Russian military personnel off the coast of Latakia has ratcheted up dangerous military tensions in Syria.

US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants — the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

UK: Fresh novichok allegations used to escalate anti-Russia offensive
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The crucial question is not to uncover every aspect of the dealings between spies of capitalist states, but to understand to what ends the British narrative of the Skripal affair is being pursued.

Labour's John McDonnell embraces Blairite "new economy" plan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
Labour's endorsement of the IPPR plan makes clear that, behind the talk about governing "for the many, not the few," Corbyn and his allies are adopting trade war policies.

The strange alliance between Russian Orthodox monarchists, American Christian Evangelicals and European fascists
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-09-18
A former French militia leader who prepared youth for an impending religious war, the son of an Italian fascist, a Bilderberg-going cardinal, an aspiring king and the Italian deputy prime minister … welcome to the strange universe of the World Congress of Families.

Kavanaugh Character Witness Mark Judge in 1983 Yearbook: 'Certain Women Should Be Struck Regularly, Like Gongs'
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-18
Judge's Georgetown Prep 1983 yearbook page has a few astonishing quotes. | In her once-confidential letter Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said there was a witness to the alleged sexual assault and attempted rape by Brett Kavanaugh: Mark Judge, who she said w. . .

Intercept Report Reveals Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-18
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley has announced that the committee will hold another hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh next Monday in light of accusations that he attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl at a party while he was in high school. Both Kavanaugh and his accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, will testify under oath. As the allegations against Kavanaugh gain steam, a new report from Ryan Grim for The Intercept has revealed that attorney Cyrus Sanai tried multiple times to reach out to Senators Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein on behalf of federal court employees also w…

Kavanaugh Friend Stumbles Through Fox News Interview After Refusing to Say Christine Blasey Ford is Lying
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-18
Legendary high school partier "Bart O'Kavanaugh" was, according to this friend, never out of control. | On Tuesday, "Fox & Friends" interviewed one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's "best friends," Meghan McCaleb. Like Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who stepped forward to share her story of surviving a violent rape attempt by the judge, McCaleb attended an elite prep school in Washington, D. C. McCaleb says she was not at the party wh. . .

Here Are 5 of the Most Appalling Far-Right Reactions to the Brett Kavanaugh Accusations
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-18
The reactions have shown exactly why abuse survivors struggle to speak up. | When news broke that Christine Blasey Ford–a 51-year-old professor of psychology at Palo Alto University in Northern California–had accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party back in 1982, many of the responses were fair-minded and even-handed. A long list of people have stressed that while Kavanaugh hasn't been convicted of a. . .

"The Assad Regime is a Moral Disgrace": Noam Chomsky on Ongoing Syrian War
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-18

A Major Attack On Syria Followed Putin-Erdogan Agreement For Demilitarized Zone In Idlib
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-09-18
The world once again was taken to the brink of World War 3 Monday night, and the situation is still extremely dangerous. A massive wide-ranging assault on multiple Syrian provinces, including the coastal cities of Latakia and Tartus, occurred Monday evening reportedly by Israel and possibly with the help of France or the US, though the Pentagon is […] | The post A Major Attack On Syria Followed Putin-Erdogan Agreement For Demilitarized Zone In Idlib appeared first o…

Russian Military Fumes Over Israel's 'Deliberate Provocation,' as Putin Sighs Over 'Tragic Circumstances' in IL-20 Downing
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-18
Russian MoD: "Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces." | The post Russian Military Fumes Over Israel's 'Deliberate Provocation,' as Putin Sighs Over 'Tragic Circumstances' in IL-20 Downing appeared first on MintPress News.

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-18
John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar? | The post Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria appeared first on The Real News Network.

Iranian Scholar Working On Persian-Ottoman Turkish Dictionary
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-18
An Iranian scholar is working on a dictionary that will contain over 15,000 Ottoman Turkish words and phrases originating from the Persian language. "I never missed the book market of Istanbul on any of my trips to the city," Farrokh Mostofi told the Persian service of MNA on Sunday. "Rare antique books are offered at […] | The post Iranian Scholar Working On Persian-Ottoman Turkish Dictionary appeared first on The Iranian.

The Saudi-Israeli Alliance Against Iran, Two Major Middle East Projects Are About To Collide
Alastair Crooke | iranian.com | 2018-09-18
Israel has ineluctably allied itself with Saudi Arabia and Sunni Islam. So too, the US has taken Israel's and Saudi's partisan position against Iran. Both have their shoulders behind the Saudi king's back — pushing him into leading a hybrid war against his powerful neighbor. [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ut from the ashes of the two mega projects of […] | The post The Saudi-Israeli Alliance Against Iran, Two Major Middle East Projects Are About To Collide appeared first on Th…

The Oldest Magic Book In The World
MRTS | iranian.com | 2018-09-18
The ancient Greeks and Romans rightly believed that magic were invented by the Persians. The 1st-century Roman writer Pliny the Elder (CE 23 — AD CE) has written that magic was first discovered by the Persian prophet Zoroaster around the year 1700 BC. Indeed magic is a word derived from magos (Greek) which was derived in turn from the Persian word magus (plural magusan […] | The post The Oldest Magic Book In The World appeared first on The Iranian.

The War From Hell–Supported by the United States
Rajan Menon | thenation.com | 2018-09-18
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Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Chinese Goods
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-18
In the escalating US-China Trade war, US President Donald Trump announced 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which are to come into effect on September 24th. | Nearly 200 pages long, the list covers almost 6,000 individual items. Some are quite common, such as coal, printing ink, pneumatic tires and spark plugs. Others are more exotic, from live eels and frogs' legs to rail locomotives and chandeliers. | This comes in addition to tariffs on approximately $53 billion of Chinese goods. China retaliated with tariffs on $53 billion of US goods. | Trump also threatened for the tariffs to be raised to 25% in 2019 if no deal is reached to ease trade tensions between the countries. He also threatened of tariffs on another roughly $267 billion more if China retaliated against the US action. | On September 18th, China said…

How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensifies Hurricanes
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-18
Arctic ice melt, due to global warming, not only intensifies hurricanes, but also steers them in previously uncommon directions, which is why Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas, says Prof. Jennifer Francis | The post How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensifies Hurricanes appeared first on The Real News Network.

How Facebook Is Giving Sex Discrimination in Employment Ads a New Life
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-18
We're taking on Facebook and 10 companies for using the social platform to direct job ads toward men, excluding others. | In 1967, the newly formed National Organization for Women staged a weeklong protest of The New York Times and other newspapers. Their demonstration targeted the long-standing practice of printing classified listings in two separate columns: "Help wanted: Male" and "Help wanted: Female," which of course resulted in the exclusion of women from high-paying jobs and indust…

Seymour Hersh: a Life of Adversarial Democracy at Work
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-18
Looking back, it's almost as if President Dwight D. Eisenhower were trying to warn the American public, in his Farewell speech of 1961, of mad doctors at work in the labs of our exceptional democracy — what we've come to call the Deep State. Said Ike:…

Both the Commune and Revolution
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-18
The environmental crisis grows ever more dire but we are no closer to a grand political solution because that requires nothing less than a revolution: we must replace corporate power with economic democracy and war with peace. In the US we are caught between the reckless climate denial of the Republican Party and the opiate incrementalism…

Settlement Construction Tripled in 2nd Quarter of 2018
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-18
Israeli "Peace Now" movement, on Tuesday, said that Israeli construction of settlements has tripled in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter. The movement said, in a statement published on Monday, that during the second quarter of 2018, 794 settlement units were built, compared to 279 settlement …

Settlement Construction Tripled in 2nd Quarter of 2018

4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-18
At least four Palestinians, Tuesday, were shot and injured with live fire as Israeli forces attacked a peaceful rally near Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Four Palestinians were admitted into the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, with live-bullet wounds, after …

4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA

Top 5 Russia-conspiracy fails of Rachel 'highest-ratings-ever' Maddow
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has just enjoyed her most-watched week of all-time for her self-titled Rachel Maddow Show — proving once and for all that fake news and conspiracy are no hindrance to soaring ratings.

US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
USS 'Harry S. Truman' is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week's drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.

South Korean president in Pyongyang for summit on denuclearization
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-18
Whatever the result of this week's talks, it will do nothing to resolve the dangerous tensions in the Asia-Pacific.

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-18
On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Vadim Rogovin, we republish two tributes to the greatest Soviet and Russian Marxist sociologist and historian of the second half of the twentieth century.

Liberal stars land sick burns on Trump & Kavanaugh at Emmys… get worst-ever ratings
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
Hosts and nominees alike paraded their views on a constellation of political issues — from sexual harassment to Supreme Court nominations — throughout the most prestigious US TV awards. Not many tuned in to watch.

Economist magazine calls for soldier MPs to lead UK
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-18
The Bagehot column celebrates that the tradition of soldier-statesman is "now being renewed, after a succession of wars in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan."

Russian aircraft shot down during Israeli missile attack on main Syrian government port
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-18
Russian sources have reported that they tracked missiles launched by a French frigate at the time their aircraft was attacked.

'A form of warfare': Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates.

The implications of US-China trade war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-18
The world's two largest economies have entered a rapidly-escalating trade war with vast global consequences.

As Blasey Ford Alleges Kavanaugh Assaulted Her, Will Senate Repeat Mistakes Made with Anita Hill?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-17
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to accuse President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, throwing his nomination into question in the days before the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on it. Blasey Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University in California and says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. She at first expected her story to be kept confidential, but changed her mind after it leaked. She now says she is willing to testify about her experience. In an interview published Sunday by The Washington Post, Ford said that in the…

Hatewatch Headlines 9/18/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-09-17
U.S.'s refugee limit cut to lowest level on record, again; Inside a 'Davos for Fascists' in St. Louis; Christian nationalists in Moldova say they're not extremist; and…

A Traditional Right: Jimmie àÖkesson and the Sweden Democrats
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-17
Sweden's elections are normally dull affairs. The same political arrangements have been in place for decades, featuring mild oscillations around the centre between the green-red bloc (Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party) and the conservative Alliance (the Moderates, Christian Democrats and the Centre and Liberal Parties). The favoured line for political watchers of…

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era
Mairead Maguire | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-17
In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown. But by looking at…

Botham Jean's Family: Are Dallas Police Smearing His Reputation to Protect Officer Who Killed Him?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-17
Protests continue in Dallas after the shooting and killing of a 26-year-old black man in his own apartment by a white Dallas police officer. Police officer Amber Guyger has been charged with manslaughter after she entered Botham Shem Jean's apartment about two weeks ago and opened fire, killing him. Police claim she believed it to be her apartment. Questions are growing over why there was a three-day delay in charging Guyger and how she failed to know she was not in her own apartment when she killed Jean. Jean's family is also criticizing police for issuing and making public information from a search warrant on J…

The Long Fall of Bob Woodward: From Nixon's Nemesis to Cheney's Savior
Jeffrey St. Clair, Alexander Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-17
Bob Woodward's new book Fear: Trump in the White House is selling faster than any book in the last 50 years, stampeding across the records set by Dan Brown and JK Rowling. Woodward can thank Trump for helping to promote the book. Trump's weeklong meltdown fooled readers into believing there might be something really explosive inside…

American Fascism
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-17
Fascism is a loaded topic for Americans. The term is usually put forward as oppositional, as the flip side of representative democracy, e.g. authoritarian. Left unaddressed is whose interests' American representative democracy represents. Twenty years of research by political scientist Thomas Ferguson strongly supports the conclusion that it is monied interests (a/k/a the rich) that determines public policy. And while this isn't the authoritarian leader alluded to with the charge of fascism, neither does it contrast with it in the sense implied.

Silicon Valley's corrupt nexus: War, censorship and inequality
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association's annual conference embodies the fusion of America's technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.

This week in history: September 17-23
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
25 years ago: Yeltsin assumes dictatorial powers in RussiaOn September 21, 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin disbanded parliament, suspended the constitution and assumed dictatorial powers, blowing to pieces the pretense that his regime represented the development of "democracy" in Russia after the dissolution of the USSR. The action was the first in a series leading up to the bombardment of the Russian parliament building in October.

Flood waters leave workers stranded at North Carolina nuclear plant
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina declared a state of emergency after flood waters isolated the facility and left 300 workers cut off from the outside world.

Republican congressman calls Syrian President Assad 'the Butcher of Baghdad' in war geography fail
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
In a clumsy attempt to attack a non-interventionist congressional colleague, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger got his war geography mixed up — referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad as "the Butcher of Baghdad".

Lisa Page reveals FBI had no evidence of collusion for 'Russiagate' probe
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
By the time special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the FBI had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 US presidential election, according to agency lawyer Lisa Page.

Trump orders 'immediate' declassification of FISA documents, DOJ-FBI texts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
US President Donald Trump has ordered the "immediate declassification" of materials related to the surveillance of his campaign aide Carter Page, as well all text messages related to the Russia investigation.

Kavanaugh accuser comes forward as Democrats seek to block SCOTUS nomination
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has revealed her name and said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Democrats fight to block Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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