2018-10-01: News Headlines

ZeroHedge (2018-10-01). Iran Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles Into Syria Targeting ISIS. mintpressnews.com Footage released through official state channels show missiles launched from western Iran towards Syria, targeting ISIS positions east of the Euphrates in revenge for the September 22 attack on a military parade.

Sheila Carrillo (2018-10-01). What's Happening in Syria: A cultural/educational community event. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St Santa Cruz…

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-01). US Hostility to Sovereign Independent States: Syria and North Korea Address the UN General Assembly. globalresearch.ca Bipartisan hardliners in Washington oppose these countries and all other sovereign independent states. | Peace and cooperative relations with them defeat US imperial interests — served by endless wars, instability and chaos. | In his UNGA address, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem…

Faisal Khan (2018-10-01). The Muslim Predicament. counterpunch.org This is a bad time in history to be a Muslim. Whether as minorities or in predominantly Muslim countries Muslims live under enormous and perhaps unprecedented strain. There is war and chaos in much of the Arab Middle East be it Syria, Palestine, Iraq or Libya. Further afield in places like Myanmar Muslims are facing More

Federico Pieraccini (2018-10-01). The US Military-Industrial Complex's Worst Nightmare: The Deployment of Russia's S-300 Air Defense System In Syria May Destroy and Expose the F-35. globalresearch.ca The tragic episode that caused the death of 15 Russian air force personnel has had immediate repercussions on the situation in Syria and the Middle East. On Septe…

SouthFront (2018-10-01). U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Threatens Russia With Naval Blockade. mintpressnews.com On September 28, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke publicly threatened Russia with a naval blockade saying that this is an option to prevent Russia from selling its energy. | "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade … to make sure that their energy does not go to market," Zinke stated at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance adding that "Russia is a one trick pony". | According to the US official, the shale energy has given Washington an edge over its competitors like Russia and Iran and made the US le…

wsws (2018-10-01). This week in history: October 1-7. wsws.org 25 years ago: Yeltsin orders bombardment of Russian parliamentOn October 4, 1993, Moscow was a scene "of carnage, squalor and hideous destruction," according to press reports, after Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the military storming of the Russian White House, the seat of the Russian Duma or parliament. The result was the bloodiest clashes in the streets of the capital city since the Russian Revolution.

Arjun Walia (2018-10-01). Professors and Politicians Gather to Warn Us About the New World Order (NWO). globalresearch.ca "We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a global level … and there is an ongoing war, it is led by the United States, it may be carried out by a number of proxy countries, which are obeying orders …

teleSUR (2018-10-01). Brazil: #NotHim Women Protest Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro. telesurtv.net Hundreds of thousands gathered at different cities in Brazil to reject the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), September 29. The movement was led by feminists opposing the candidate's sexism and joined by leftist organizations.The marches follow social media unrest, as Bolsonaro's remarks have shown little empathy towards gender equality.

Chris Hedges (2018-10-01). Lynching the Past. truthdig.com Many Southern whites continue to lie to themselves and the world about the Civil War and the antebellum South. These lies perpetuate the evil they seek to hide.

Labor Video Project (2018-10-01). The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War. indybay.org

wsws (2018-10-01). World Bank warns Gaza faces economic collapse. wsws.org The organization warned that half of Gaza residents live in poverty and youth unemployment is over 70 percent.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-01). Pivot towards India or China? The Maldives Might Not Become an Indian Satellite, at Least Not Yet. globalresearch.ca The opposition pulled off a surprise win in the Maldives' presidential elections last weekend. | Ibrahim Mohamed Solih trounced President Abdulla Yameen by a 16-point margin even though the US, India, and many Western countries fearmongered that the incumbent would resort …

AMSH (2018-10-01). SF Democratic Party Promotes Rape Among City Employees & Navy's Blue Death. indybay.org While the country is fixed on the US Senate hearing for Republican Trump's rapist nominee for Supreme Court Justice, millionaire Brett Kavanaugh with a current lifetime judge position, right here in San Francisco on the taxpayer's payroll, the San Francisco Democratic Party, which has been in power at City Hall since 1960, allows rape, racism and retaliation, and has invited the world's leading terrorists, rapists and racists, the US military, as the Democrats have since 1981, when war profiteer Senator Dianne Feinstein was mayor, to again strafe our city for 4 days, October 4-7, 2018, for at least 4 hours per da…

IMEMC News (2018-10-01). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday morning, several Palestinians in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the Jenin-Nablus roads, near Jaba' town junction, and another roadblock in the al-Fawwara area, before stopping and searching dozens of […]…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-01). How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change. truthout.org If you think this summer has been intense as far as record warm temperatures, wildfires, drought, and flooding events around the Northern Hemisphere, you haven't seen anything yet — unless you happen to live in the Arctic. | According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), air temperatures there are increasing at an "unprecedented rate" — twice as fast as they are around the rest of the globe. NOAA's 2017 Arctic Report Card states unequivocally that the Arctic "

wsws (2018-10-01). Macron whitewashes French state murder of Maurice Audin. wsws.org Audin's murder in Algeria constitutes a warning of the nature of imperialist war, which still echoes 60 years on, as NATO intervenes across the Middle East.

Dave Zirin (2018-10-01). Edge of Sports: A Sports World Worth Fighting For. progressive.org If we expand access as well as attitudes toward sports—having people be healthier, happier, and better-adjusted through exercise—that alone could trigger a tremendous change in our society.

The Conversation (2018-10-01). How The Media Encourages — And Sustains — Political Warfare. iranian.com Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as "fake news" and calling the media "the enemy of the American people." As a countermeasure, The Washington Post has publicly fact-checked every claim that Trump has labeled as fake. In August, The Boston Globe coordinated editorials […]

Jacques R. Pauwels (2018-10-01). 1918: How the Allies Surfed to Victory on a Wave of Oil. counterpunch.org Virtually everybody knows that the First World War came to an end when Germany capitulated on November 11, 1918. But very few people are aware that, earlier in that same year, the Reich came tantalizingly close to winning the so-called Great War, but ultimately snatched defeat, so to speak, from the jaws of victory. More

IMEMC News (2018-10-01). Soldiers Injure several Palestinians, Abduct One, In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Monday, two neighborhoods in the southern area of Hebron city, and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted one. The soldiers invaded Gheith and Salayma neighborhoods, in the […]…

Edward Curtin (2018-10-01). Lost in the Theatre of Data, Dada, and Emotional Manipulation. globalresearch.ca "It is not only information that they need – in this Age of Fact, information often dominates their attention and overwhelms their capacities to assimilate it…What they need, and what they feel they need, is a quality of mind that …

Research Center for the Americas, UCSC (2018-10-01). From the Zapatistas and Beyond. indybay.org The Nick | 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz…

teleSUR (2018-10-01). Venezuela Reaffirms Commitment to Peace in Colombia. telesurtv.net Colombia has refused to appoint new negotiators for the process until the ELN agrees to its conditions.

RFE (2018-10-01). Iranian Kurdish Group Says Iran Attacked Its Base In Iraq. iranian.com Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) says Iranian military has attacked its forces on Sunday afternoon, September 30, on Mount Kodo over the border in Iraq. The mountain is located outside western city of Piranshahr, in Iranian Kurdistan province, neighboring Iraq. The Iranian authorities have not yet commented on the allegation. In an official statement, […]

Zero Hedge (2018-10-01). Iran Airs Video Of US Carrier Chased By Iranian Speedboats In Straits Of Hormuz. iranian.com As was widely expected, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's pleas for the US to "honor its international commitments" and "return to the negotiating table" during a speech at the UN General Assembly last week were promptly ignored. And with the full implementation of US oil sanctions in November rapidly approaching, Iran is already antagonizing the US as the […]

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-01). The Iran Sanctions: Donald Trump's Carbon Tax. truthout.org Most folks may have noticed that gas prices have been going up in recent months. While there are always multiple causes for market fluctuations, virtually all analysts would agree that the sanctions that Donald Trump has imposed on Iran are a major factor. | Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran earlier this year after pulling out of a deal that restricted Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons. While just about every expert who does not work for Donald Trump agreed that the deal effectively restrained Iran's nuclear capacity and that the country was abiding by the deal, Trump refused to be bothered by the…

James Reinl (2018-10-01). Trump's Middle East Policy Takes a Kicking at UN Assembly. globalresearch.ca It was not just US President Donald Trump getting laughed at in the UN General Assembly this week. On Iran, Palestine and other Middle East issues, Washington has drifted away from its global allies and partners, veteran diplomats told Middle …

Mel Gurtov (2018-10-01). A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula. counterpunch.org On September 18 leaders of North and South Korea signed a September Declaration to advance inter-Korean cooperation and the possibility of the North's denuclearization. Critics immediately dismissed the agreement for having accomplished nothing on the latter objective while largely ignoring what was accomplished on the former. From my perspective, the critics have it wrong: They More

Eric Zuesse (2018-09-30). Both the UK and the US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda. globalresearch.ca The United Kingdom is resettling Al Qaeda's Syrian medical unit, called the "White Helmets," as "refugees" in UK. The White Helmets organization is funded by UK's MI6 and America's CIA, and is headed by Raed Saleh, who was

Patrick Cockburn (2018-09-30). With ISIS Defeated, Trump Is Now Targeting Iran. iranian.com The shadowy figures of Kurdish fighters can be just made out on film as they ambush and kill three pro-Turkish fighters in a night time attack in Afrin in northern Syria. The Kurdish enclave was invaded and occupied by the Turkish army and their Syrian armed opposition allies earlier in the year. Sporadic guerrilla warfare […]

RT (2018-09-30). 'North Korea process stalled because there's almost a consensus in the US wanting it to fail'. rt.com North Korea is right to blame internal American politics for the lack of denuclearization progress, because almost everyone around the US president wants it to fail, Brian Becker from the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition told RT.

RT (2018-09-30). Brokenuke Mountain? Trump says he and Kim 'fell in love' (VIDEO). rt.com How do you woo arguably the most powerful man on Earth from half a world away? For North Korea's Kim Jong-un, all it took was some "beautiful letters." Now, US President Donald Trump is quite literally professing his love.

Staff (2018-09-30). Trump on Kim Jong Un: Tough Talk, 'and Then We Fell in Love'. truthdig.com At a rally in West Virginia, the president describes how an exchange of letters between him and the North Korean leader has affected their relationship.

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-09-30). Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue. globalresearch.ca Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.

RT (2018-09-30). US could use Navy for 'blockade' to hamper Russian energy exports — Interior Secretary. rt.com US could use its Navy to prevent Russia's potential energy supplies to the Middle East, Internal Secretary Ryan Zinke said, Washington Examiner reports. The blockade would actually mean an "act of war," Russian Senator fired back.

Aba Blankson (2018-09-30). Africa-America Institute 65th Anniversary Awards Gala. naacp.org President Derrick Johnson Prepared Remarks New York, New York September 25, 2018…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-30). Any Effective Anti-War Movement Must Readjust Its Understanding Of What War Is. iranian.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has kicked off yet another round of "Iran is totally gonna nuke us any second now you guys" ejaculations. This is of course another demand that we accept unsubstantiated claims from a proven liar about another longtime target for neoconservative regime change, and I'd like to tap out a few […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-30). Can the Great Lakes Continue to Fend Off an Increasingly Thirsty World? truthout.org On the rocky beach at Little Girls Point County Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the heavy wash of Lake Superior seeking the shore rolls stones the size of softballs back and forth in the surf. | The power and immensity of the lake seems immutable. If there is anything in nature that will withstand the passing of time, this inland ocean would seem a likely candidate. | Peter Annin knows better. The author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, which examines the fight to…

Staff (2018-09-30). Scandal Keeps Swedish Academy in Nobel Prize Limelight. truthdig.com Jean-Claude Arnault is at the center of a sex abuse and financial-crimes case that has tarnished the group that awards the prestigious literature prize.

RT (2018-09-30). Lady Liberty-sized asteroid to make close approach to Earth at over 37,000 mph. rt.com A huge asteroid dubbed 2018 SP1 is hurtling towards Earth. The space rock is estimated to be about the size of the Statue of Liberty or larger.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-30). "Contraception Deserts" Likely to Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy. truthout.org Lawrenceville, Georgia — When Nikia Jackson needed to be screened for a sexually transmitted disease, she wanted a clinic that was reputable, quick and inexpensive. | After searching online, Jackson, 23, ended up at the Obria Medical Clinics' sparkling new facility in an office park in suburban Atlanta. She was unaware that the clinic does not offer condoms or other kinds of birth control beyond so-called natural family planning methods. | Religious conservatives say these types of clinics are the future of women's sexual health care in the United States. | "A woman needs choice, but you can't have a choice…

Vince Montes (2018-09-30). Mass Murder, Violence and the U.S. Social Structure. globalresearch.ca C. Wright Mills had warned about the excessive bureaucratization in the social sciences during his time, but he could not have envisioned the tremendous amount of fragmented analyses that occurs when attempts to understand the structure of U.S. society. | The …

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-09-30). Chris Wallace Corners Sarah Sanders: How Can You Call Christine Ford 'Compelling' and Still Support Kavanaugh? alternet.org Sarah Sanders appeared on Fox News Sunday. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday admitted that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was "compelling" when she testified that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace aske. . .

RFE (2018-09-30). US Pushes Forward With Plans For Anti-Iran Arab Alliance. iranian.com The Trump administration pressed ahead Friday with plans to create an "Arab NATO" that would unite U.S. partners in the Middle East in an anti-Iran alliance, but Qatar said the crisis among Gulf countries must be solved first. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in New York with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-30). Will the New Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Protect Women and LGBTI Persons? truthout.org If you haven't heard about the new treaty on crimes against humanity that the United Nations has in the works, you're not alone. Most haven't. | What you should know is that if this treaty goes forward for adoption in its current draft form, only some — not all — people will be protected from crimes against humanity like massacres, rape, torture and persecution. This is because the treaty adopts an outdated definition of gender that some states will inevitably use to shirk their responsibility for addressing gender-based…

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-09-30). Iraq Will Have A President And Prime Minister Who Take Account Of Both Iranian And US Interests. iranian.com Iraqi politicians have agreed on a new prime minister, Adel Abdel Mahdi, to replace Haidar al-Abadi, after over four months of difficult work. Adel Abdel Mahdi is an experienced politician who almost became prime minister in the 2000s when Moqtada al-Sadr suddenly turned against him and, overnight, promoted Nuri al-Maliki for his first term in […]

Farid Parsa (2018-09-30). It's A Woman's World: Female Travelers to Persia. Freya Stark (1893-1993). iranian.com Freya Stark was born in Paris 1893 and raised in Italy and England. Her father was English and mother Italian. She spoke English, French, Italian and German and later learned Arabic, Persian and at 60, Turkish. At 9 she was given the book, One Thousand and One Nights as a birthday present which must have […]

wsws (2018-09-29). German Left Party mayor orders deportation of refugees. wsws.org The Left Party mayor of Frankfurt on the Oder, René Wilke, has initiated a deportation order against seven refugees from Syria, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories.

wsws (2018-09-29). Russian Duma rams through pension reform amid mass opposition. wsws.org The passing of the reform, the most unpopular measure of the Russian government in decades, sets the stage for a sharp escalation of social and political conflicts in Russia.

Peter Korzun (2018-09-29). EU, UK, Russia, & China Join Together To Dodge US Sanctions On Iran. iranian.com The UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York is a place where world leaders are able to hold important meetings behind closed doors. Russia, China, the UK, Germany, France, and the EU seized that opportunity on Sept. 24 to achieve a real milestone. The EU, Russia, China, and Iran will create a special purpose vehicle (SPV), a […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-29). New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption In UAE Arms Deal Fueling War On Yemen. iranian.com Though the corruption detailed in the newly leaked document took place decades ago, it highlights how lucrative arms deals are often enough incentive for governments to bend the rules in order to keep weapons and cash flowing, no matter the consequences. the transparency organization WikiLeaks just released a new document that sheds light on the corruption behind […]

Alice Speri (2018-09-29). ICE Defied a Court Order in Vendetta Against Deportee. theintercept.com Danny Michel's daughter and attorneys kept refreshing a map tracking his flight as they walked into federal court in Brooklyn on a sweltering Monday evening last month. On their phones, they watched his JetBlue flight from Port-au-Prince land at JFK airport as they waited for the after-hours judge on duty to see them. Timing was key: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had warned that they would detain Michel as soon as he stepped on U.S. soil. They needed the judge to stop ICE before it got to him. | Michel's attorneys succeeded, but for the next several hours, they found themselves fighting with the govern…

Zero Hedge (2018-09-29). Iran Threatens Safety Of US Military Bases, Warns Saudi Arabia Of "Red Lines" iranian.com Iran has issued a number of threats on Friday following official charges made by leaders in Tehran that Saudi Arabia and the UAE funded a terrorist attack on a military parade in a southwest district last Saturday which killed 25 people, including members of the elite Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Iranian military officials declared "red lines" against […]

Juan Cole, Informed Comment (2018-09-29). Lindsey Graham Consistently Disregards Violence Toward Women — And His State Is a Women's Murder Capital. alternet.org Graham's tone deafness to rape victims is nothing new. He has consistently voted against the Violence against Women Act. | Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it abundantly clear in the hearing on Thursday that he cares more about Republican Party control of the Supreme Court than about rape victims. He implied that the charges of sexual assault that have surfaced against Brett Kavanaugh are a Democratic Party plot. . .

wsws (2018-09-29). SEP and IYSSE win broad support for Peradeniya university meeting on the struggle for Trotskyism. wsws.org SEP campaigners have spoken with scores of students, workers and academics at the campus, explaining the historical record and political importance of the struggle for Trotskyism in Sri Lanka and internationally.

Oil Price (2018-09-29). Oil Market Shocked As China's Top Refiner Halves Iranian Oil Imports. iranian.com China's top refiner Sinopec is halving its oil imports from Iran as of September, bowing to pressure from the United States, which is seeking to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero with the sanctions returning in November, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting people familiar with the issue. Sinopec will reduce its imports from Iran to around […]

Juan Cole (2018-09-29). US To Close Consulate In Iraq, Citing Threats From Iran. iranian.com A little over 15 years after the United States invaded and occupied Iraq on false pretences, the Department of State has been forced to close the US consulate in Basra because the US cannot guarantee its security. Basra has been roiled this summer by huge protests against lack of services and mass sickenings of thousands […]

RT (2018-09-29). Trump guilty of 'global domination' by telling other nations how to trade — US state senator to RT. rt.com When Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly that Washington chooses independence over global dominance, he failed to note that the US exerts such dominance by telling other countries how to trade, Sen. Richard Black told RT.

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

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.

RT (2018-09-28). House Intel Committee votes to release 'Russiagate' transcripts. rt.com The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release transcripts from its own investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The transcripts include testimony from key Trump campaign figures. |

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.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-28). More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done? therealnews.com With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is "now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party." Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-09-28). Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations. therealnews.com Who believes what depends on what you believe in our divided nation. Political war wrapped in misogyny leads to one of history's most explosive Senate confirmations

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-28). 'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN. therealnews.com Yemeni-Americans called for an end to the US-Saudi war on their home, at a protest outside the United Nations General Assembly. Ben Norton reports

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-09-28). Elizabeth Warren Introduces Plan to Expand Affordable Housing and Dismantle Racist Zoning Practices. theintercept.com The Massachusetts senator introduced a bill this week that would create up to 3.2 million housing units for low- and middle-class families over 10 years.

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

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.

CounterSpin (2018-09-28). Hannah Hetzer on New War on Drugs, John Conroy & Jamie Kalven on Chicago Police Violence. fair.org Media…

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

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-28). Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations. therealnews.com Who believes what depends on what you believe in our divided nation. Political war wrapped in misogyny leads to one of history's most explosive Senate confirmations

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 […]

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.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen. mintpressnews.com Though the corruption detailed in the newly leaked document took place decades ago, it highlights how lucrative arms deals are often enough incentive for governments to bend the rules in order to keep weapons and cash flowing, no matter the consequences.

Jon Jeter (2018-09-28). A Greedy Economy on Borrowed Time: America Under the Sword of Damocles. mintpressnews.com Economists and financiers fear that the Treasury will have to print more and more money to service that debt, ultimately devaluing the currency and triggering hyperinflation, similar to what Germany experienced in trying to repay its onerous foreign debts following World War I.

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."

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-09-28). 'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN. therealnews.com Yemeni-Americans called for an end to the US-Saudi war on their home, at a protest outside the United Nations General Assembly. Ben Norton reports

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

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

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-28). More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done? therealnews.com With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is "now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party." Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). "Is This What We Destroy Lives For?" Iraq, Afghanistan Vets' Guilt, Unanswered Questions Spike Suicide Rate. mintpressnews.com While the VA report may call the jump in young veteran suicides an "urgent crisis," it unfortunately seems to be a crisis with no end in sight until the country is finally forced to reckon with its dark legacy of regime-change wars and military occupations around the world.

Peter Bach (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

RT (2018-09-28). Pompeo warns Iran against 'attacks on US facilities' after closing Iraq consulate. rt.com Iran will be held responsible for any harm to Americans in Iraq caused by 'associated militias,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, announcing the US consulate in Basra will temporarily close for safety reasons. |

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.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). Sheldon Adelson: Biggest Donor In All Of US Politics, Brings An Israel First Agenda To Washington. iranian.com Sheldon Adelson's massive expenditures in federal elections this cycle are being made because he believes that Republican control of the House and the Senate is vital to maintaining right-wing and pro-Zionist policies and his influence in Washington and at the White House. According to publicly available campaign finance data, Sheldon Adelson — the conservative, Zionist, […]

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (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

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

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…

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). 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. |

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.

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