2018-09-23: Social Media Postees

'Warmongering' Trump Administration Pledges 'Action' Against Venezuela, Observers Brand Proclamation Election Gimmick
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-23
Pompeo wasn't specific on, which actions would be used "to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership."
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China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-23
A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as Part of the Cooperation Agreement.
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AHVAZ
Amir Parstabar | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
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'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-23
The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.
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SF City Hall Rally Before Audit Hearing: If We Don't Get No Justice You Don't Get No Peace
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-09-23
SEIU 1021 San Francisco city workers rallied at City Hall on 9/19/18 to protest the systemic racism, workplace bullying and illegal discrimination and termination of African American and other workers in the City. The rally was called prior to a audit hearing of the SF Board Of Supervisors to hear from witnesses and the Department of Human Resources run by Micki Callahan. Workers said that she had been personally involved in managing the illegal discrimination and retaliation against African American and other city workers.
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International Criminal Court should investigate the US for war crimes
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2018-09-23
National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court as recent as Monday, September 10, while giving a speech to the nefarious Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel!
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Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region
Nidal Rahawi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
In part I of this article we spoke with Mr. Nidal Rahawi about life under Kurdish rule and some of the most recent tragic events that have taken place. In part II we will expand on the topic of education … | The post Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the…
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Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […] | The post Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists are not members of the Daesh* [terrorist group, banned in Russia] and do not belong to groups […] | The post Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel appeared first on Th…
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Can the Downing of Russia's IL-20 be the Beginning of the End for Israeli Hubris?
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
None of us would be cheering on a war that could easily be the absolutely final one if President Putin had not defused the situation while clearly signalling that he holds Israel accountable for downing the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft … | The post Can the Downing of Russia's IL-20 be the Beginning of the End for Israeli Hubris? appeared first on Global Research.
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The New York Times as Judge and Jury
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-22
Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We've seen it before: … Read more ?…
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Video: The New Iron Curtain. "The Russian Menace"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Latvia is presently building a metal fence, an iron curtain along its frontier with Russia. It will be finished before the end of the year, and will be extended in 2019 along more than 190 kilometres. This is part of the thunderous politico-media psyop intended to justify the escalation of the USA and NATO against Russia. | The post Video: The New Iron Curtain. "The Russian Menace" appeared first on Global Research.
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Major Powers, Except U.S. Try To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive
EuroNews | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York […] | The post Major Powers, Except U.S. Try To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive appeared first on The Iranian.
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As Right-Wingers Push Trump to Fire Rosenstein, Here's What to Do If He Does
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-22
"Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next–whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism. " | As prominent right-wing provocateurs immediately took to social media on Friday to call on President Donald Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "
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9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation
David Ray Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
"9/11 ushered in a generation of war and destruction. And yet, despite its importance, much of the event remains poorly understood. 9/11 Unmasked provides an authoritative and carefully argued exposition of key problems with the official narrative. Nearly 20 years … | The post 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation appeared first on Global Research.
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Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War
PKVDP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring | On the margins of D-Day celebrations in Normandy in June … | The post Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy
Abby Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | "As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists … | The post Video: How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy appeared first on Global Resear…
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Kavanaugh Ally Did Online Searches for Christine Ford Before She Was Revealed As Accuser: Report
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-22
The ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate. | A conservative lobbyist friend of Brett Kavanaugh's searched for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on LinkedIn before she was outed as the person who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Ford forwarded an email to an associate showing that Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whalen had been looking at her LinkedIn profile. According to the report, Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after the Post shared her name with the White House — but before the newspaper posted a story revealing her name on Monday. In a statement, the White House claimed that neither Kavanaugh nor anyone within the administration shared the accuser's name with Whelan. The EPPC president and Kavanaugh ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate. …
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If Democrats Win in November, Will There Be a Reckoning With Trump?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-22
November is coming. I know, because a tree told me. The stout maple outside my office window has grown a beard of red, like the first flecks of gray in a young man's whiskers. The trees outside Donald Trump's windows aren't changing yet — it's a muggy 81 down there compared to my foggy 58 — but to crib a line from Melville, it is already a damp and drizzly November in his soul. | The 2018 midterm elections are six weeks and an eyelash away. It will be another two months after that before the 116th Congress is sworn in. If the political prognosticators are right about November and the ultimate constitution of that new legislative body, the next three months may well be the last peaceful ones Trump will ever know. It is hard to say for certain if he knows…
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How Afghanistan's Peace Movement Is Winning Hearts and Minds
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-22
In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more than 370-mile peace journey to the capital city, Kabul, sparking a nationwide movement. | Residents of Helmand have been paying a high price ever since the province turned into a battleground between Afghan forces and the Taliban. The catalyst for the peace march was a car bomb attack during a wrestling match in March that killed 14 people. | The protesters began with a hunger strike and a sit-in protest in the province's capital, Lashkar Gah, within 24 hours of the suicide attack to demand an end to the violence. The activists held meetings with both the government and the Taliban, but when no results were produced they decided to walk to Kabul to further advocate for their peace message. | The…
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Netanyahu: Israel To Deliver 'Crushing Blow' To Hezbollah If It Uses Its 'Precision Rockets'
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
On September 20th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "crushing blow" if Hezbollah uses its "precision rockets." Netanyahu's promise came in response to the words of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah (pictured above) said that despite Israel's best efforts to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced armaments, the militia possesses "precision and non-precision rockets and […] | The post Netanyahu: Israel To Deliver 'Crushing Blow' To Hezbollah If It Uses Its 'Pr…
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Dozens Killed In Iran Military Parade: Arab Group Takes Responsibility For Attack
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
The death toll in the Iran military parade attack has risen to 24 (update: 29), according to the Iranian state news agency IRNA. State media said gunmen opened fire at the event in the southwest city of Ahvaz on September 22. State television said the assault targeted a stand where Iranian officials were gathered to […] | The post Dozens Killed In Iran Military Parade: Arab Group Takes Responsibility For Attack appeared first on The Iranian.
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Gunmen Attack Iran Military Parade, Killing at Least 25
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-22
Gunfire erupts amid a crowd in Ahvaz, forcing Revolutionary Guardsmen, civilians and government officials to take cover. Arab separatists are suspected in the attack, the country's deadliest in years. | The post Gunmen Attack Iran Military Parade, Killing at Least 25 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Iran president Hassan Rouhani has vowed a "crushing response" after four gunmen attacked a military parade in the city of Ahwaz, killing at least 25 people, including soldiers and civilians. | The fighters opened fire on a large crowd of spectators … | The post Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead appeared first on Global Research.
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New documents on Yeltsin-Clinton conversations further expose US "meddling" in Russian politics
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-22
The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
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In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-21
At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online | The post In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran appeared first on
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What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War
Salman Rafi Sheikh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also contains sufficient substance that brings America's role in Syria down to zero. This becomes particularly evident when we compare the … | The post What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of…
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Weaponized Dreams? The Curious Case of Robert Moss
Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
After recently finishing a multi-part series on the long history of "fake" news propaganda behind America's current anti-Russia hysteria, a friend sent an email she'd received from "Bestselling author & Dream Shaman Robert Moss." Robert Moss currently leads seminars and workshops at some of the best known New Age institutions, such as Omega and Esalen. He…
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US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. | The post US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles appeared first on MintPress News.
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Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben…
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A Red State Victory for Voting Rights
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-21
This technical snafu–where one state agency has not been sharing its latest information with another; in this case, the driver bureau not sharing the latest address information with statewide election officials–is not simply bureaucratic bungling. | It is willfully turning what should be a simple matter–transferring data–into a potential voter suppression tactic. That's because it could complicate the process for hundreds of thousands of people in states with close races, starting with U.S. Senate contests. | Slightly different variations of this problem have surfaced in Missouri and Arizona. | In Arizona, civil rights groups have been frustrated by its state Motor Vehicle Division refusal to forwarded address changes for an estimated 384,000 people to election offices. That number comes from people who did not check a box on a form agreeing to forward the change of address information, a Secretary of State spokesman…
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Red State Victory for Voting Rights: Federal Court Blocks a Massive Potential Voter Suppression Tactic
Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
Missouri's state motor vehicle agency was stonewalling, which is still happening in Arizona. | Voting rights advocates won a major victory in Missouri late on Friday, when a federal district court ordered the state's Driver License Bureau to promptly forward address change information for an estimated 200,000 people who recently moved to election officials to update voter rolls before the midterm election. This technical snafu–where on. . .
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North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
"We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again." — South Korean President Moon Jae-in | The post North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes appeared first on MintPress News.
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'While there is a lower class, I am in it': Eugene Debs sedition centennial
Eugene V. Debs | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-21
The history books tell us that World War I was: 1) The "war to end all wars" (tell that to the tens of millions who have died in the century since). And 2) that President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States to be on a mission to "make the world safe for democracy." The reality, however, was far different from the rhetoric. The ruling classes made out very well from the fighting. World War I proved to be very good for finance capital as profits reached new heights. | But not everyone among the working class agreed. Strong opposition to the war among the population led the federal government to set up a sophisticated propaganda effort to bolster public support and to minimize opposition. | Along these lines, Congress passed several laws limiting the rights of those who were against the war.
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A Victory for Historical Accuracy and the Peace Movement: Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and "The Vietnam War"
Dave Clennon | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Ken Burns, branded as "America's Storyteller," was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 9. (The "primetime," higher-profile Emmys were awarded later, on September 17.) Burns's latest project, the mammoth PBS series, "The Vietnam War," was nominated for Emmys in four categories. One by one, through the evening, all four…
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Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater?
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences of global warming, which on a worst-worst-worst case basis could lead to human extinction; although, not many climate scientists discuss that possibility. But,…
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Conservative Columnist Jennifer Rubin Warns Republicans: 'The Senate Really Is in Play'
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
"[One] can imagine thousands of women rolling their eyes in disgust (or yelling at their TVs), vowing to head for the polls in November to vote out Republicans. " | Political pundits have been much more bullish on Democrats' chances of retaking the House of Representatives in 2018 than their chances of retaking the Senate, where gaining a majority on Tuesday, November 6 would mean keeping every seat a Democratic incumbent is defending while taking at le. . .
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The Shame of Dianne Feinstein, the Courage of Christine Blasey Ford
William Boardman | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to…
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Randy Forsberg and the Quest for Peace on Earth
Roger Kimmel Smith | progressive.org | 2018-09-21
On the International Day of Peace, remembering a pioneer in nuclear disarmament and the evolution of humanity away from war.
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Amazon is Making Workers Tweet About How Great It is to Work There
Jim Hightower | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control… by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue. Amazon CEO Jeff…
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The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Reviewed: The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018). Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state's military outposts, and toward the autonomous…
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Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
"Fahrenheit 11/9"–That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…
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US Harasses Cuba Amid Mysterious Circumstances
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
An altered style of U.S. aggression against Cuba emerged one year ago. Those in charge seem to have added new elements of meanness and improvisation to their accustomed ways of waging all-but-war against Cuba. They've demonstrated muddled ideas of danger from Cuba and taken advantage of a situation remarkable for its obscure origins. The alarm sounded…
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Has Something Evil This Way Come?
Vern Loomis | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
It sounds like a partisan question: Is Donald Trump evil? Maybe it has to be a partisan question; can anyone truly be unbiased towards him, and who in his camp would pose the question? So, bias admitted, it's still a necessary question: Is Donald Trump evil and what does it matter? He's already been labeled with so many…
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With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a 'blue wave' of Democrats to save us. Republicans, who align across the board with President Trump's corporate ecocide agenda, want to push through Trump's despicable Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a potential blue wave. Republicans may not trust Donald Trump, but they agree with him on the issues and will take whatever gains he has provided the party.
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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh. | The post US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales appeared first on MintPress News.
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Priorities of the Time: Peace
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such conflicts, and are crying out…
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Faith, Madness, or Death
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Rashomon is one of Japanese film director A. Kurosawa's most well-known films. It is based on the short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese short story writer Ry≈´nosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa lived and wrote his fiction in the years before World War Two. He committed suicide at age thirty-five, leaving behind at least one hundred…
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Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-21
Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. | For years, this US territory had been struggling with debt, economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government defaulted on US$73 billion in loans and declared bankruptcy. | Then Hurricane Maria slammed the island with 155-mph winds and coastal flooding that rose to 6 feet within 30 minutes of landfall. The storm caused the longest power blackout in US history. | Sixty-four Puerto Ricans died during Maria and an estimated 2,975 Puerto Ricans perished from hurricane-related problems in the five months afterwards — many from treatable chronic illnesses because the power outage prevented them from getting antibiotics, insulin and other medical care. | To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered — from the damage or…
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Trump Warned Michael Moore Not to Make a Film About Him in 1998 Interview on Roseanne Show
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
We continue our conversation with Michael Moore about his interaction with Donald Trump on Roseanne Barr's talk show in November 1998. Moore had released the film "Roger & Me" nine years earlier. Trump was upset to learn the two would be appearing together and threatened to leave, Moore says. Michael Moore negotiated with Trump, asked him not to leave, and promised not to "go after" him over real estate dealings and charges of racism–and now says he was "played."
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Trump Thinks He Has the Advantage in His Trade War with China — But It Could Backfire in a Big Way
Marshall Auerback, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
In winning the trade battle with China, Trump may lose the war against inflation. | Contrary to what President Trump thinks, trade wars are neither good, nor easy to win. But ultimately, as in any war, there are winners and losers. In that respect, the U. S. president is probably right in his implicit assumption that the U. S. , not China, is likely to come out ahead in its steadily intensifying trade conflict with Beijing–at least in the short term,. . .
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They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-21
New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy–with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald Newhouse, etc.) still well-represented on Forbes' running list of the world's billionaires–what distinguishes this new breed of press magnate is that they bought their media properties with fortunes made in other industries. | Some, like Benioff, come out of the tech industry; tech tycoons like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, eBay's Pierre Omidyar and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs have profited from a tech boom (or bubble) that gives them plenty of cash to spend. Others come out of the financial sector, which has doubled its share of the…
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Why Women Don't Report Sexual Assault
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn't she speak out then? Why didn't she go to the police? There's a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn't speak out even now, and…
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Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia
Steve Baggarly | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, September 12th marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the…
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Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on Sep. 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of…
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Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Nazareth Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians — the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups — reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or "deal of the century", the Trump administration hopes to solve…
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What Is Reza Aslan's Islamic Utopia?
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-09-21
Reza Aslan has been critical of Islamic fundamentalism. And he's doing his best to articulate his version of Islam distinguishing it from the fanatical ones. Aslan, however, does not speak much about secularism. Whatever issue people may have with the Western democratic system, Aslan and people like Aslan have managed to fulfill their potential in […] | The post What Is Reza Aslan's Islamic Utopia? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Sanctions Are Damaging the Dollar
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil imports from Iran despite widespread disagreement over the policy. Yet, we are only in the … | The post Iran Sanctions Are Damaging the Dollar appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

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

NYT rolls out mammoth report on 'Russian interference' that fails to tell allegations from facts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A new take on the 'Russia hacked the US election' story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It's usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see.
rt.com/usa/439076-nyt-russiagate…

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

Trump delays order to declassify Russia probe documents
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Donald Trump has delayed his order to declassify documents related the the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page, and asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.
rt.com/news/439059-trump-delays-…

Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged 'attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward?
rt.com/usa/439045-trump-blasts-k…

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

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

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

Clown wars: Trump trades Pennywise barbs with California Democrat
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King's novel "IT".
rt.com/usa/439079-trump-clown-ne…

'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.
rt.com/usa/439041-protester-inte…

Trump's new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing 'malicious actors' like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.
rt.com/usa/438989-national-cyber…

Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-09-20
Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/tulsi-gabb…

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

Right-Wing Network Spent Millions to Portray Questions for Kavanaugh on Abortion as "Anti-Religious"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
As Republicans charge forward with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominee hearing despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that he raped her as a teenager, a new Nation investigation reveals a secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions of dollars attacking questions about Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, LGBTQ rights and executive privilege as "anti-religious bigotry." We speak with Sarah Posner about her explosive new report for The Nation, "The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook." She is a reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/20/r…

American Prison: Shane Bauer Traces History of U.S. For-Profit Prisons from Slavery to Today
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
"American Prison." That's the name of the new book by award-winning journalist Shane Bauer, who dives deep into the profit-earning motives of U.S. prisons, from convict labor in colonial-era settlements all the way to present-day mass incarceration, including Bauer's own stint as an undercover prison guard at the privately owned Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. We speak with Shane Bauer in New York City.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/20/a…

Climate Change Made Florence a Monster–but Media Failed to Tell That Story
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-20
The Miami Herald never mentioned global warming in 21 stories on Hurricane Florence, Public Citizen found–despite being based in one of the US cities most vulnerable to climate change. | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. | But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than…
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Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.
rt.com/usa/438977-pompeo-commas-…

Korean summit yields new agreement, but few tangible results
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
Regardless of the immediate results of the talks in Pyongyang, the deal does not address the underlying regional tensions fueled by the US war drive against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Three killed in mass shooting in Harford County, Maryland
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Three people have been killed and at least two injured in a shooting in Harford County, Maryland. The female suspect, a temporary employee at a Rite-Aid warehouse, is also dead in what appears to be suicide, authorities said.
rt.com/usa/438926-multiple-victi…

To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't.
rt.com/usa/438975-pompeo-yemen-m…

'Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts' says professor in warning to Americans
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now "likely" targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested.
rt.com/usa/438878-boy-scouts-rus…

US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.
rt.com/usa/438964-us-puts-33-rus…

Russia implicates pro-NATO Ukrainian regime in MH17 shoot-down
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Italian officials received prior warnings of catastrophic bridge collapse in Genoa
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
The government and private bridge operator received repeated warnings about the bridge's structural integrity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Over 5 million children face starvation as US-backed forces attack Yemeni aid port
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill "an entire generation of Yemen's children."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
rt.com/usa/438879-roundup-monsan…

The militarist component of Trump's trade war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
While China is at present the prime target, the Trump administration sees the US as being involved in an economic war against the rest of the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/18/ju…

'When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-19
Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/19/m…

As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business"
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2018-09-19
"I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."
progressive.org/dispatches/yemen…

The Forever War's Cheerleaders
Lyle Jeremy Rubin | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
The Forever War's Cheerleaders appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-foreve…

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.
rt.com/usa/438785-fisa-spying-jo…

Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico
Intercepted | theintercept.com | 2018-09-19
The Intercept's Naomi Klein, veteran journalist Juan González, and musician Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, are this week's guests. | The post Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/19/hurr…

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.
rt.com/usa/438862-olsen-conan-ru…

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/…

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…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/wome…

The War From Hell–Supported by the United States
Rajan Menon | thenation.com | 2018-09-18
The War From Hell–Supported by the United States appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-war-fr…

'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.
rt.com/usa/438769-opioid-bill-ov…

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.
rt.com/usa/438776-maddow-russia-…

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