2018-09-28: News Headlines

Jon Schwarz (2018-09-28). Kavanaugh's High School, Georgetown Prep, Warned Parents in 1990 of "Sexual or Violent Behavior" at Parties. theintercept.com Georgetown Prep joined six other D.C. private schools in sending a letter to parents describing "excessive drinking and sexual license."

Democracy Now! (2018-09-28). Despite Gut-Wrenching Testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford, GOP Moves Forward with Vote on Kavanaugh. democracynow.org The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh after an extraordinary day of testimony from Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified she is "100 percent positive" that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in 1982. During the hearing, Kavanaugh said he was innocent and claimed he was the victim of a left-wing plot of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons." We play Dr. Blasey Ford's full opening statement.

Steve Klinger (2018-09-28). Lie and Deny. counterpunch.org It is difficult to keep my head from exploding with each new day's political developments. So now Rod Rosenstein is quitting or may be fired, leaving Mueller's Russia investigation in grave jeopardy. Or maybe not. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces an increasing number of allegations of sexual misbehavior which may derail his nomination to More

Robert Fantina (2018-09-28). Trump and Iran. counterpunch.org As U.S. President Donald Trump runs amok on the world stage, there seems to be a global focus more on his erratic behavior, than on what it is he proposes. We must not overlook his oppression of the Palestinians, bombing of school children in Yemen or support for terrorists in Syria. But our own focus More

Israel Shamir (2018-09-28). Russia And The Taming Of The Israelis. iranian.com Russia's unexpected decision to supply Syria with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and to integrate Syria's air defence within the Russian command calls for a quick reassessment of our views. It turned out that Russia is able to learn and respond in an unanticipated way. Yes, in the immediate aftermath of the Il-20 downing, the Russian […]

Dave Lindorff (2018-09-28). On Ron Ridenour's 'Pentagon on Alert: The Russian Peace Threat'. counterpunch.org In the preface to his remarkable three-volume History of the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky, writing in 1930 about earth-shaking events in which he was a key actor, explains his view of writing history. He cites reactionary French historian Louis Madelin, who wrote that "…the historian ought to stand upon the wall of a threatened city, and More

Julia Conley (2018-09-28). Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack On Iran Without Congressional Approval. iranian.com With National Security Adviser John Bolton threatening to "come after" Iran this week and President Donald Trump accusing the country of sowing "chaos, death, and destruction," Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) was joined Wednesday by several other members of the Democratic caucus in urging Congress to ensure that the U.S. avoids yet another prolonged war by […]

B.J. Sachs (2018-09-28). Soho, Howse and the Spirit World. counterpunch.org Discriminating Americans flying over London right now closing their airport copies of Bob Woodward's Fear or shutting down on their iPads or Kindles 'Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng will know exactly where to look north of the glistening Thames to find the presently threatened tract of land known as Soho. It's been an addiction for Americans More

Derrick Broze (2018-09-28). New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees. mintpressnews.com As a new study finds that an ingredient in Monsanto's popular herbicide is harming honey bees the corporation is seeking to have a recent $289 million jury award thrown out of court.

Cesar Chelala (2018-09-28). Why do Republicans Hate Women? counterpunch.org If one follows the behavior of Republican law-makers over the last several years, a pattern soon emerges: most of their policies tend to limit women's rights, in an overt or clear way. And one cannot but wonder about what prompts this negative behavior. Are they, perhaps, unaware of it or, more pointedly, it reflects their More

Robert Hunziker (2018-09-28). What Comes Next. counterpunch.org There are no hidden secrets about anthropogenic global warming. It's everywhere, wherever one looks! After all, the People's Climate March (311,000) in 2014 organized by 350.org (Bill McKibben) was one of the biggest rallies ever held in NYC. Also, worldwide exposure was ubiquitously on display at the Paris Agreement/2015 assemblage to tackle climate change, involving More

Linda Greene (2018-09-28). Dale, Indiana: A Tiny Town Fights a Massive Coal-to-Diesel Refinery. counterpunch.org Dale, a town in Spencer County, southwest Indiana, is under siege. Set in farming country, with a population of 1,593 that's 84.6% white and an annual median income of $34,000, Dale is a close-knit, peaceful community. Riverview Energy Corp., based in Delaware, wants to build a $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel refinery in Dale on 512 acres More

Ralph Nader (2018-09-28). Gross Hospital Negligence Does Not Exempt Celebrities. counterpunch.org Solid studies by physicians at leading medical schools have been warning of the huge casualty toll that flows from preventable problems in hospitals. A 2016 peer-reviewed study by physicians at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine estimated that at least 5,000 people a week in the U.S. lose their lives due to such causes as More

Ramzy Baroud (2018-09-28). The Real Reasons behind Washington's War on UNRWA. counterpunch.org The US government's decision to slash funds provided to the United Nations agency that cares for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is part of a new American-Israeli strategy aimed at redefining the rules of the game altogether. As a result, UNRWA is experiencing its worst financial crisis. The gap in its budget is estimated at around $217 More

Staff (2018-09-28). Forget Organic Food, Go for Growth. truthdig.com Conservation scientists say high-yield farms may help to solve the world's great dilemma: how, this century, to feed nine billion, contain global warming and at the same time preserve the creatures of the wild. | They endorse intensive agriculture — chemical pesticides, inorganic fertilisers, indoor dairy herds and so on — as an acceptable answer to the challenge of meeting all three objectives. | But they add a cautionary note: the high-yield approach will work only if it is matched by ever more careful conservation of the…

Staff (2018-09-28). Sen. Warren's New Bill Could 'Redress a Century of Housing Discrimination'. truthdig.com The Massachusetts Democrat unveils the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, which contains provisions designed to combat modern-day redlining.

IMEMC News (2018-09-28). Erekat: Netanyahu's Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace. imemc.org The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]…

SouthFront (2018-09-28). U.S. Stepping Up Efforts To Form "Arab NATO" To Confront Iran. iranian.com In an interview with the National news outlet, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking revealed that he has been touring the region for the past weeks to lay the groundwork for a US-hosted summit in January that would launch a strategic Arab alliance, similar to the NATO. According to […]

wsws (2018-09-28). US wars claim soaring civilian casualties in Yemen and Afghanistan. wsws.org The US media has all but ignored the escalating slaughter in the two countries as well as the clear evidence of Washington's war crimes.

Israel Shamir (2018-09-28). Russia And The Taming Of The Israelis. iranian.com Russia's unexpected decision to supply Syria with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and to integrate Syria's air defence within the Russian command calls for a quick reassessment of our views. It turned out that Russia is able to learn and respond in an unanticipated way. Yes, in the immediate aftermath of the Il-20 downing, the Russian […]

wsws (2018-09-28). David North warmly welcomed on his arrival in Sri Lanka. wsws.org North stressed the immense role played by Trotskyism in the political development of the working class in Sri Lanka.

Labor Video Project (2018-09-28). The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War. indybay.org

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-28). Netanyahu Claims Iran Has a Secret Nuclear Site. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Reuters reports. | Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu showed an aerial photograph of the Iranian capital marked with a red arrow and pointed to what he said was a previously secret warehouse holding nuclear-related material. He argued this showed Iran still sought to obtain nuclear weapons, despite its 2015 agreement with world powers to curb its program in exchan…

SouthFront (2018-09-28). U.S. Stepping Up Efforts To Form "Arab NATO" To Confront Iran. iranian.com In an interview with the National news outlet, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking revealed that he has been touring the region for the past weeks to lay the groundwork for a US-hosted summit in January that would launch a strategic Arab alliance, similar to the NATO. According to […]

wsws (2018-09-28). Turkish president visits Berlin as US-European conflict in Middle East rises. wsws.org Erdogan went to Germany seeking an ally against Trump's trade war measures and increasingly hostile policy toward Turkey in the Syrian war crisis.

Staff (2018-09-28). Iran Denies Secret Atomic Warehouse, Calls Claims Ridiculous. truthdig.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a "secret atomic warehouse" just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons. Hours later, Iran dismissed the allegation. | Holding up a poster-board map of an area near Tehran as he spoke at the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu told world leaders that Iranian officials have been keeping up to 300 tons of nuclear equipment and material in a walled, unremarkable-looking property near a rug-cleaning operation. | Netanyahu's disclosure — which he presented as a…

wsws (2018-09-28). German government agrees to arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia, fuelling war in Yemen. wsws.org The arms shipments to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula are part of the strategic plans of the German ruling class, which wants to pursue its geopolitical goals by military means.

Julia Conley (2018-09-28). Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack On Iran Without Congressional Approval. iranian.com With National Security Adviser John Bolton threatening to "come after" Iran this week and President Donald Trump accusing the country of sowing "chaos, death, and destruction," Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) was joined Wednesday by several other members of the Democratic caucus in urging Congress to ensure that the U.S. avoids yet another prolonged war by […]

Lindsay Whitehurst (2018-09-27). Anita Hill says Kavanaugh battle shows #MeToo movement's power. peoplesworld.org SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2018. democracynow.org Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to Testify at Historic Senate Hearing, Third Woman Publicly Accuses Judge Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct, President Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accusations as "Con Game", Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues Trump and Senate Leaders to Halt Kavanaugh Confirmation, Kavanaugh Friend Who Appeared in Ad Withdraws Support, Alyssa Milano Joins Sexual Assault Survivors in Capitol Hill Protest, Two Key Republican Women Senators Waver on Support for Kavanaugh, At U.N., Trump Accuses China of Election Meddling & Attacks Iran, Bolivian President Calls Out U.S. over Coups & Support for Dictators, Trum…

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-27). Trump Regime Rage Against Sovereign Independent States. globalresearch.ca Straightaway in office, Trump was co-opted by hardline extremists. Things worsened dramatically after Pompeo replaced Tillerson at State and Bolton took over from McMaster as national security advisor. | Trump's outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was all for naught, …

Whitney Webb (2018-09-27). Iran Warns It Will Respond to Future Israeli Strikes Targeting Syria and Its Allies. mintpressnews.com Leaked State Department emails have shown that chaos in Syria benefits Israel, suggesting a strategic motive on Israel's part for the taking the risk of sparking a major war by continuing its air attacks on its neighbor.

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-27). Russia: We Need to Protect Our Troops in Syria. The S-300 Air Defense System. globalresearch.ca Israel has very real reasons to fear Russia's S-300 shipment to Syria if Damascus actually ends up independently wielding this defensive system to safeguard its airspace every time that it's threatened, though that might be exactly why Tel Aviv and …

SouthFront (2018-09-27). Russia Will Supply Syria With Short To Medium Range Air Defense Systems Beside S-300 — Report. iranian.com Russia will supply Syria with a batch of short to medium range air defense systems additionally to long range S-300 systems, which will soon be delivered to the country, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported on September 26 citing Russian-language media. According to state-run news agency, Syria will receive additional Buk-M2E, Pantsir-S1 and Pechora-2M systems […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-27). Iran Warns It Will Respond To Future Israeli Strikes Targeting Syria And Its Allies. iranian.com Leaked State Department emails have shown that chaos in Syria benefits Israel, suggesting a strategic motive on Israel's part for the taking the risk of sparking a major war by continuing its air attacks on its neighbor. Concerns that the conflict in Syria could soon escalate have now grown exponentially following comments from Iran's top […]

Patrick Lawrence (2018-09-27). The Battle for Our Minds. globalresearch.ca There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. | After reading The New York Times piece "The Plot

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-09-27). Iran Maneuvers To "Contain the US" In Syria. iranian.com Apart from Russia, it is Iran that has a legitimate presence in Syria, and has fought directly to prevent the fall of Assad from power. Over the last six years of Syrian war, Iran's role and character has expanded and changed from sending military advisers and fighters to becoming a new bone of contention between […]

Gordon Adams (2018-09-27). The US Will Have To Accept Second-Class Status In The Middle East. iranian.com You may not have noticed it — the chair that wasn't there. The seven-year long Syrian civil war is ending with a government victory, aided by Russia and Iran. Talks to end to the war are accelerating. Who is at the table in those talks? Russia, Turkey and Iran. Noticeably, not the United States. The missing U.S. was starkly […]

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-27). The US' Mideast Missile Pullout Isn't That Big of a Deal. globalresearch.ca Observers shouldn't read too deeply into the US withdrawing some anti-air missile systems from the Mideast because it's motivated entirely by economic factors and has nothing to do with standing down in the face of Iran or Russia. | The Wall …

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-09-27). 50-Plus Groups Denounce Grassley's 'Misogynistic Bullying' of Ford — And Call on Him to Resign as Senate Judiciary Chair. alternet.org "You have publicly bullied a woman who has stepped forward to report allegations of sexual assault. " | As Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) put on a " genuinely unhinged" performance during Thursday's Senate hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford— constantly interrupting Democratic senators and repeate. . .

RFE (2018-09-27). Israel Accuses Iran Of Concealing Nuclear Material For Weapons Program. iranian.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of hiding nuclear-related material at a warehouse in Tehran, which he said proved it had not abandoned its nuclear weapons programme. "Today I am disclosing for the first time that Iran has another secret facility in Tehran, a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of […]

PW Reader (2018-09-27). A $15 an hour living wage should be a starting point. peoplesworld.org In 1980, I was loading trucks on the docks and earning $12.96 an hour. The average household income was roughly $19,000 annually. At $27,000, I was earning more than the national household average. Fast forward 38 years and I'm actually earning less per hour than I was in 1980…

Keith Jones (2018-09-27). Washington Amplifies War Threats Against Iran, Bullies the World. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump used his second day of high-profile appearances at the United Nations Wednesday to amplify Washington's war-threats against Iran and bully countries around the world. | At a UN Security Council session ostensibly devoted to preventing the proliferation …

Tehran Times (2018-09-27). "Desire To Fly" Director Yadollah Samadi Dies At 66. iranian.com Iranian director Yadollah Samadi, most famous for his epic TV series "Desire to Fly" on Iranian war hero Abbas Babai, died of heart failure at a Shiraz hospital on Tuesday. He was 66. He was at the hospital waiting for a liver transplant, Persian news agencies announced on Tuesday. Born in Maragheh, Samadi began his […]

Nino Pagliccia (2018-09-27). The Foreign "Visible Hand" of the Market Exposed and Barred in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Since 2012 Venezuela has undergone an economic war directed mostly by and from the U.S. that has targeted market prices of goods and services, in part, by the impact of unilateral economic sanctions, but also in large part by the …

Staff (2018-09-27). Israel Accuses Iran of Harboring 'Secret Atomic Warehouse'. truthdig.com Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is keeping up to 300 tons of nuclear equipment and material in an unremarkable-looking property near a rug-cleaning operation.

James Carden (2018-09-27). Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen. thenation.com Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen…

Marwa Osman (2018-09-27). Terrorist Attack in Ahwaz, Southern Iran: New Chapter of Washington's "Regime Change Wars"? globalresearch.ca A terrorist attack shook the southwestern city of Ahvaz in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday September 22 morning of during a military parade in commemoration of the anniversary of the war with Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s. …

Howard Lisnoff (2018-09-27). On Hallowed Ground: Guns at Kent State. counterpunch.org In the U.S., nothing is sacred now and that includes the hallowed land on which four students were murdered in Ohio and nine others were wounded, some with injuries that they have had to deal with for their entire lives. Now on that hallowed ground in Ohio, an "open carry" walk is planned for September 29, 2018, as opposed to an originally scheduled rally on the campus of Kent State that will feature support of the so-called open carry of lethal weapons. More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-27). Iran's President Rouhani Charges US with 'Economic Terrorism' at UN. therealnews.com President Hassan Rouhani of Iran provided a sharp contrast to President Trump's UN speech, charging the US with undermining international law and of isolating the US, while practicing economic terrorism against Iran and bullying other countries

Farid Parsa (2018-09-27). RubƒÅ øiyƒÅt Of Fernando Pessoa. iranian.com Fernando Pessoa was born in Portugal in 1888. A year before he died, Message, was published. It was a patriotic collection of poems in three cycles. A year later when he died, age 47, (from an alcohol-related disease) he left behind a large trunk full of handwritten and typed manuscripts. It is estimated there were […]

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-27). Iran: Targeting Of Dual Citizens, Foreigners. iranian.com Iran's security apparatus has escalated its targeting of Iranian dual citizens and foreign nationals whom they perceive to have links with Western academic, economic, and cultural institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented and reviewed the cases of 14 dual or foreign nationals whom Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization […]

Richard Falk (2018-09-27). Bolton's Red Sky Worldview: ICC, International Law, and Iran. globalresearch.ca To be sure, on September 10th John Bolton, Trump's National Security Advisor, pushed all the thematic buttons that might beexpected of a luncheon speaker invitedto address the Federalist Society, long known asthe ideological home of rabid advocates of the …

RFE (2018-09-27). UN Security Council Members Reject Trump's Calls For Sanctions On Iran. iranian.com U.S. President Donald Trump has taken his case against Iran before the United Nations Security Council, a day after urging all nations to isolate the Iranian government. Trump presented his arguments on September 26 at a Security Council meeting that he chaired on the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction — accusing the Iranian government […]

Tehran Times (2018-09-27). "Desire To Fly" Director Yadollah Samadi Dies At 66. iranian.com Iranian director Yadollah Samadi, most famous for his epic TV series "Desire to Fly" on Iranian war hero Abbas Babai, died of heart failure at a Shiraz hospital on Tuesday. He was 66. He was at the hospital waiting for a liver transplant, Persian news agencies announced on Tuesday. Born in Maragheh, Samadi began his […]

Gordon Adams (2018-09-27). The US Will Have To Accept Second-Class Status In The Middle East. iranian.com You may not have noticed it — the chair that wasn't there. The seven-year long Syrian civil war is ending with a government victory, aided by Russia and Iran. Talks to end to the war are accelerating. Who is at the table in those talks? Russia, Turkey and Iran. Noticeably, not the United States. The missing U.S. was starkly […]

RT (2018-09-27). Russia upping trolling game? Don't worry, America, you are still the best. rt.com Russia is channeling US President Donald Trump by trolling the West through its official twitter accounts. Or at least that's what the Daily Beast believes, warning that reading Russian tweets may confuse the American public.

Farid Parsa (2018-09-27). RubƒÅ øiyƒÅt Of Fernando Pessoa. iranian.com Fernando Pessoa was born in Portugal in 1888. A year before he died, Message, was published. It was a patriotic collection of poems in three cycles. A year later when he died, age 47, (from an alcohol-related disease) he left behind a large trunk full of handwritten and typed manuscripts. It is estimated there were […]

RT (2018-09-27). Congress resolution aims to force Trump into ending US involvement in Yemen War. rt.com US involvement in the "world's worst humanitarian crisis" — the war in Yemen — could soon come to a halt as 23 members of Congress put forward a resolution to stop troops from assisting in "unauthorized" hostilities.

wsws (2018-09-27). France refuses to let Aquarius dock as EU seeks to block refugees. wsws.org Passengers aboard the vessel were Libyans fleeing kidnapping and violence that emerged from the disintegration of Libya after the 2011 NATO war.

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-27). Iran: Targeting Of Dual Citizens, Foreigners. iranian.com Iran's security apparatus has escalated its targeting of Iranian dual citizens and foreign nationals whom they perceive to have links with Western academic, economic, and cultural institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented and reviewed the cases of 14 dual or foreign nationals whom Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization […]

wsws (2018-09-27). Washington amplifies war threats against Iran, bullies the world. wsws.org In his two days at the UN, Trump threatened much of the world, giving voice to the insatiable aspirations of US imperialism and the dissatisfaction of its ruling elite at the erosion of its economic power.

RT (2018-09-27). Does he know the Cold War is over? RT unpacks Trump's UN sermon against socialism (VIDEO). rt.com Trump sermonized to the UN General Assembly about the evils of socialism — but his lecturing was met with crickets. RT's Caleb Maupin dives into the US leader's Cold War-era rant, and why it received a chilly reception.

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-09-27). Iran Maneuvers To "Contain the US" In Syria. iranian.com Apart from Russia, it is Iran that has a legitimate presence in Syria, and has fought directly to prevent the fall of Assad from power. Over the last six years of Syrian war, Iran's role and character has expanded and changed from sending military advisers and fighters to becoming a new bone of contention between […]

RFE (2018-09-27). Israel Accuses Iran Of Concealing Nuclear Material For Weapons Program. iranian.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of hiding nuclear-related material at a warehouse in Tehran, which he said proved it had not abandoned its nuclear weapons programme. "Today I am disclosing for the first time that Iran has another secret facility in Tehran, a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of […]

RFE (2018-09-27). UN Security Council Members Reject Trump's Calls For Sanctions On Iran. iranian.com U.S. President Donald Trump has taken his case against Iran before the United Nations Security Council, a day after urging all nations to isolate the Iranian government. Trump presented his arguments on September 26 at a Security Council meeting that he chaired on the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction — accusing the Iranian government […]

RT (2018-09-27). 'Low class': Facebook exec and WhatsApp co-founder in war of words over monetization efforts. rt.com Facebook executive David Marcus has called WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton a "whole new standard of low-class" after the entrepreneur criticised the social media giant and its efforts to monetize the popular messaging app.

SouthFront (2018-09-27). Russia Will Supply Syria With Short To Medium Range Air Defense Systems Beside S-300 — Report. iranian.com Russia will supply Syria with a batch of short to medium range air defense systems additionally to long range S-300 systems, which will soon be delivered to the country, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported on September 26 citing Russian-language media. According to state-run news agency, Syria will receive additional Buk-M2E, Pantsir-S1 and Pechora-2M systems […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-27). Iran Warns It Will Respond To Future Israeli Strikes Targeting Syria And Its Allies. iranian.com Leaked State Department emails have shown that chaos in Syria benefits Israel, suggesting a strategic motive on Israel's part for the taking the risk of sparking a major war by continuing its air attacks on its neighbor. Concerns that the conflict in Syria could soon escalate have now grown exponentially following comments from Iran's top […]

Juliana Bolden (2018-09-26). NAACP President Calls on White House to Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination. naacp.org Baltimore, MD — The nation's foremost civil rights organization issued the following statement regarding its call for the withdrawal of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court. "Today, new allegations have been made regarding Brett Kavanaugh's abuse and violence toward women and girls. The Senate Judiciary Committee has committed a grave breach of the […]

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-09-26). Iran Looks On As Israeli Arrogance Forces Putin's Hand. iranian.com Russia has decided to send to Syria its S-300 VM system and has started delivering the Krasukha 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment. These installations indicate the low level of relations between Moscow and Tel Aviv. Israel's capacity to destroy the new Russian system in Syria is not at issue. Israel may find a way to […]

DPCR (2018-09-26). Is Russia Being Betrayed by Its Own Intelligensia? globalresearch.ca The Russian military refused to buy Putin's excuse for Israel's intentional murder of 15 Russian Air Force personnel. The Russian military knows precisely what happened and has not been hesitant to make completely clear Israel's total betrayal of the Russian …

Juliana Bolden (2018-09-26). NAACP President Calls on White House to Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination. naacp.org Baltimore, MD — The nation's foremost civil rights organization issued the following statement regarding its call for the withdrawal of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court. "Today, new allegations have been made regarding Brett Kavanaugh's abuse and violence toward women and girls. The Senate Judiciary Committee has committed a grave breach of the […]

Marshall Auerback, Independent Media Institute (2018-09-26). One of Global Finance's Biggest Doctors Warns: The World Economy Is About to Get Very Sick. alternet.org Unless banks and governments switch gears from tax cuts to addressing inequality, we may be in for a lengthy economic downturn soon. | When Claudio Borio speaks, the big bankers and investors, the economics profession, and senior policymakers listen quite carefully—even if his sentiments don't reach the shores of the popular media. Borio, the chief economist for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the central bankers' central bank, recen. . .

aclu (2018-09-26). The Reports of Civil Asset Forfeiture's Death in Philadelphia Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. aclu.org Despite a settlement reforming the practice, policing for profit will continue in the City of Brotherly Love. | Last week, Philadelphia and its district attorney, Larry Krasner, agreed to overhaul the city's civil asset forfeiture practices after a long history of abuse and subsequent reform efforts thwarted by prosecutors across the state. But no one should be fooled into believing that forfeiture has been " Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-09-26). Towards a Sustainable Peace in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia and Eritrea Sign Agreement. globalresearch.ca Another agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea signed in Jedda, Saudi Arabia on September 16 represents a new page in the shifting political alignments in this area of East Africa. | Previously on July 9 a document was signed by the leaders …

Myriam Renaud (2018-09-26). Thirty Years On, Why 'The Satanic Verses' Remains So Controversial. iranian.com One of the most controversial books in recent literary history, Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," was published three decades ago this month and almost immediately set off angry demonstrations all over the world, some of them violent. A year later, in 1989, Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, ordering Muslims to kill the author. Born in […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-26). Motion Banning UK Arm Sales To Israel Passed By Labour. iranian.com The Labour Party yesterday passed a motion to ban UK arms sales to Israel over its persecution of Palestinians. With a number of polls putting Labour ahead of the Conservatives, the motion clears the way for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to turn this decision into official government policy if and when the party is elected […]

Nick Cunningham (2018-09-26). How the EU Is Helping Iran Skirt U.S. Sanctions. Sets Up Countervailing Financial Entity. globalresearch.ca At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump was laughed at by global leaders when he boasted about his accomplishments. He may feel insulted by the reception he got in New York, but a day earlier his …

RT (2018-09-26). 'Sanctions are weapon of war': Pompeo's speech at anti-Iran group interrupted by protesters (VIDEO). rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech at the summit of a neo-conservative pro-Israel pressure group was briefly hijacked by anti-war activists. One of the protesters chanted: "We want peace, we don't want war!"

wsws (2018-09-26). US-China trade war intensifies. wsws.org The escalation of the conflict and the growing recognition that it is not a temporary spat, which can be solved through negotiations, has led to concerns in sections of the financial media.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-09-26). Iran Looks On As Israeli Arrogance Forces Putin's Hand. iranian.com Russia has decided to send to Syria its S-300 VM system and has started delivering the Krasukha 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment. These installations indicate the low level of relations between Moscow and Tel Aviv. Israel's capacity to destroy the new Russian system in Syria is not at issue. Israel may find a way to […]

RT (2018-09-26). Got your popcorn? Trump's Security Council performance could be more than just Iran bashing. rt.com Donald Trump is expected to push the international community to embrace Washington's hardline approach towards Tehran during a rare address at the UN Security Council — but the open-ended agenda leaves room for surprises. |

wsws (2018-09-26). Trump delivers fascistic tirade at the United Nations. wsws.org Repeatedly invoking "sovereignty" and "patriotism," while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump's speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.

RT (2018-09-26). The US ambassador to Germany has one priority — and there's a hashtag to prove it. rt.com US President Donald Trump's plan to bully European countries into choosing between doing business with either the US or Iran has been working — and US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell seems eager to take credit for it.

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-26). Motion Banning UK Arm Sales To Israel Passed By Labour. iranian.com The Labour Party yesterday passed a motion to ban UK arms sales to Israel over its persecution of Palestinians. With a number of polls putting Labour ahead of the Conservatives, the motion clears the way for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to turn this decision into official government policy if and when the party is elected […]

Alex Emmons (2018-09-26). House Resolution Directs Trump to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. theintercept.com The Trump administration has argued that U.S. involvement reduces civilian deaths in Yemen, but critics say it implicates the U.S. in possible war crimes.

RT (2018-09-26). Twitter in disbelief after Trump calls out China for election meddling, 'ignoring Russia'. rt.com In a speech to the United Nations Security Council, President Trump blamed China for meddling in US elections. On Twitter, the #resistance is furious he didn't name the old boogeyman: Russia. |

Myriam Renaud (2018-09-26). Thirty Years On, Why 'The Satanic Verses' Remains So Controversial. iranian.com One of the most controversial books in recent literary history, Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," was published three decades ago this month and almost immediately set off angry demonstrations all over the world, some of them violent. A year later, in 1989, Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, ordering Muslims to kill the author. Born in […]

RT (2018-09-26). S-300s in, Patriots out: US to withdraw missiles from 3 Middle East countries — report. rt.com The Pentagon will remove four batteries of PAC-3 Patriot missiles from three Middle-Eastern countries, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report said the missiles are needed elsewhere to counter China and Russia.

RT (2018-09-26). Rand Paul wants to lift US travel bans on Russian lawmakers if Moscow reciprocates — report. rt.com Republican Senator Rand Paul will introduce an amendment that would lift existing US sanctions on members of Russia's Federal Assembly if Moscow agrees to nix its own sanctions targeting US lawmakers, according to the Daily Beast.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-26). World Laughs at Trump as He Boasts About Himself in U.N. Address Threatening Iran, Venezuela. democracynow.org World leaders in the United Nations General Assembly burst out laughing when President Trump boasted about his accomplishments. Trump praised North Korea, attacked Germany and accused Iran of "sowing chaos, death and destruction," drawing scorn from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "What's amazing is not that this hall of seasoned professionals laughed at him, but that he doesn't get more laughter in the United States. These cable news programs take him seriously. … He should be laughed off the screen everywhere," says Juan Cole, historian and author of "Engaging the Muslim World."

RT (2018-09-26). Nikki Haley comments on Iran show US acting like 'rogue regime' with 'no respect' for EU — analysts. rt.com US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's assertion that Iran is the "biggest issue" for the US today is ridiculous and Washington has much bigger foreign and domestic issues to be worried about, experts told RT. |

wsws (2018-09-26). UK Labour conference passes Brexit motion with option for "people's vote" wsws.org Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, speaking for the Blairites and dominant sections of British business, sees the latest compromise as a step toward committing Labour to retaining membership of the EU.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2018. democracynow.org 128 Arrested on Capitol Hill Protesting Brett Kavanaugh Nomination, In Fox News Interview, Kavanaugh Denies Sexually Assaulting Women, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Remains in Job For Now, Dallas PD Fires Police Officer Who Shot Black Man in His Own Apartment, Study: 11,000 More Homes in Carolinas Were Damaged in Storm Due to Rising Sea Levels, Trump: Second Summit Will Be Held Soon with North Korean Leader, Trump Rules Out Meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at U.N., Russia to Provide Syria with Advanced Missile Defense System, Bolton: U.S. Troops Will Remain in Syria Until Iranian Forces Leave, Ni…

Consortiumnews (2018-09-25). The Battle for Our Minds. consortiumnews.com There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News After reading… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-09-25). Marcy Wheeler: Rosenstein's Ouster Would Not Necessarily Signal End of Mueller Investigation. democracynow.org Drama unfolded Monday when Axios reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein verbally resigned over the weekend amid mounting tension over the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Last week, Rosenstein and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly met at the White House hours after The New York Times reported Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Trump in the White House and discussed recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit. But on Monday, Trump confirmed Rosenstein still has a j…

Nadia Azhgikkina (2018-09-25). Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War. thenation.com Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War…

Anthony Pahnke (2018-09-25). Farmers are Hurting, but Don't Blame Mother Nature. progressive.org Current farm policy sacrifices stewardship on the altar of profitability.