2018-10-02: Social Media Postees

Iran fires missiles at Islamist "rebels" as US vows to remain in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
Washington and Tehran, already at odds over escalating US sanctions, are coming into increasing conflict over military operations in Syria.
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Iran Successfully Employs Multiple Combat UAVs To Pound ISIS Positions In Syria
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) employed at least seven unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to pound ISIS positions in Syria following a ballistic missile strike carried out by the IRGC earlier on October 1. According to the IRGC, UCAVs attacked HQs and gatherings of the "mercenaries of global arrogance". The empployed aircraft are most likely Thunderbolt UCAVs produced […] | The post Iran Successfully Employs Multiple Combat UAVs To Pound ISIS Positions In Syria appe…
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How Western Intervention in the Middle East Creates Hatred Towards the West
The Herland Report | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
When terror attacks happen on European soil, we rightfully mourn. But, when it happens in Syria, Iraq or Libya and thousands upon thousands are killed, our media keeps silent. | The post How Western Intervention in the Middle East Creates Hatred Towards the West appeared first on MintPress News.
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With ISIS Defeated, Trump Targets Iran
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
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…
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What's Happening in Syria: A cultural/educational community event
Sheila Carrillo | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St Santa Cruz…
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Making the Arctic Safe for Neoliberalism
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-02
Let's put aside for a moment the nonsense about Russia hijacking the vote with Facebook ads and focus on the endgame. | The neoliberal economic order is based on natural resource and market dominance, so it's no surprise when it reacts … | The post Making the Arctic Safe for Neoliberalism appeared first on Global Research.
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Between Socialism and Barbarism
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
On September 20, 2013, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at a Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in the Novgorod region that announced his new orientation to the far-right internationally: Another serious challenge to Russia's identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects.
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Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
Critics warn the new agreement would make it harder "to hold Big Oil and Gas accountable" while also threatening "efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment. " | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American. . .
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17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we…
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Blowback: How American War Policy Has Seeded 'Insider Attacks' Into Its DNA
Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
A former West Point Instructor on blowback from U. S. policy in the greater Middle East | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | In July 1999, Chalmers Johnson began the prologue to Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire this way:. . .
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Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
Critics warn the new agreement would make it harder "to hold Big Oil and Gas accountable" while also threatening "efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment." | The post Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway' appeared first on MintPress News.
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Kavanaugh Schoolmate Urges Georgetown Prep Grads to Break Silence on Sexual Assault, Party Culture
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-02
As the FBI presses forward with a limited investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a group of alumni from his all-male high school Georgetown Prep are calling for graduates to come forward if they have information about sexual assaults committed by their former classmate. In 2015, Kavanaugh told an audience at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law that "What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep." But the petition implores graduates of the elite prep school, "Please do not remain silent, even if speaking out comes at some personal cost." We speak with Bill…
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"Covert Wars", Threats and Laughter in the Halls and Corridors of the United Nations
Dr. Elias Akleh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-02
Last week the UN halls have been the battlefields of aggressive speeches by world leaders. | My interest is in the speeches concerning the Middle East; a very dangerous and volatile area, whose unfolding battles are affecting the whole world. The … | The post "Covert Wars", Threats and Laughter in the Halls and Corridors of the United Nations appeared first on Global Research.
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Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
The encounter, which comes at a time of strained relations between the world's two largest economies driven largely by Trump's aggressive trade policy, was characterized as "unsafe and unprofessional" by Navy officials. | The post Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea appeared first on MintPress News.
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This Is the Long and Sordid History of the Political 'Forgotten Man'
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
Politicians have long used the 'forgotten man' to win elections. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Since Thomas Jefferson's time, candidates have put themselves forward as representatives of the so-called "forgotten man. "As a scholar of American political history, I cover this subject in my book on presidential politics,
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Hatewatch Headlines 10/2/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-10-02
Tucker Carlson warns of 'white genocide'; Teaming up to track alt-right Bitcoin wallets; Reddit 'quarantines' white-nationalist subreddits; and…
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Dear Donald, America Was Great Because The Rest Of The World Was A Mess!
Bahram Bahrami | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
In the interest of full disclosure I should state: I am not writing this piece because of the latent hatred towards the United States of America due to the 1953 coup d'état against democratically elected government of Dr. Mossadegh. In spite of numerous US and UK governments self-congratulatory confessions (last one officially in 2013), unlike […] | The post Dear Donald, America Was Great Because The Rest Of The World Was A Mess! appeared first on T…
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Trump touts tariffs and trade war following NAFTA renegotiation
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
The revised trade pact forges a US-led North American protectionist trade bloc in preparation for economic and military conflict with Washington's global rivals, above all China.
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What Is Behind Qatar's Shift Towards Israel? (Part 1)
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
There is a rational explanation of why India and Brazil, two countries with vast populations and significant and growing economies, are not permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Council — made up of 5 permanent and ten rotating members — was designed to reflect a world order that was birthed from […] | The post What Is Behind Qatar's Shift Towards Israel? (Part 1) appeared first on The Iranian.
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IMF chief warns of rising risks facing global economy
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
The IMF is set to downgrade its forecast for global growth amid rising trade tensions.
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New FCC Ruling Gives Federal Government Control of 5G Rollout
Derrick Broze | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
As the push towards 5G-powered "Smart" surveillance cities begins across the United States the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new rule limiting the power of local authorities. | The post New FCC Ruling Gives Federal Government Control of 5G Rollout appeared first on MintPress News.
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SF Democratic Party: Rape Among City Employees & Navy's Blue Death
AMSH | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
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…
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Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron, Installs Roadblock
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Tuesday morning, one Palestinian, and installed many roadblocks, in addition to closing the main gate of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, violently searched homes, and abducted …

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron, Installs Roadblock

2018 Veterans Day ~ Honoring Buffalo at the SF Presidio
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions | EDSITEment is a good place to start exploring the contributions of "Buffalo Soldiers" during WWI…
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Indonesian tsunami relief grossly inadequate as death toll tops 1,200
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
Among survivors, there is growing outrage over the lack of assistance and the absence of a functioning tsunami warning system.
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2018 Veterans Day ~ Honoring Buffalo Soldiers at the SF Presidio
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions | EDSITEment is a good place to start exploring the contributions of "Buffalo Soldiers" during WWI…
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2018 Veterans Day Week ~ Honoring African Americans at the SF Presidio
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions | EDSITEment is a good place to start exploring the contributions of "Buffalo Soldiers" during WWI…
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Regime Change 2.0: Is Venezuela Next?
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
On September 8, The New York Times carried a story with a provocative headline: "Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers". The journalists Ernesto Londoño and Nicholas Casey spoke to 11 current and former United States officials and Venezuelan commanders. These people told the journalists that they had been involved in conversations with the Donald Trump administration about regime change in Venezuela. In August 2017, Trump had bragged that the U.S. had a "military option" for Venezuela. This statement, these men told the reporters, "encouraged rebellious Venezuelan military offic…
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I Just Visited Lula, the World's Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A "Soft Coup" in Brazil's Election Will Have Global Consequences
Noam Chomsky | theintercept.com | 2018-10-02
As the fifth most populous country, what happens in Brazil matters. The current election reflects dynamics that are globally relevant and historically familiar. | The post I Just Visited Lula, the World's Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A "Soft Coup" in Brazil's Election Will Have Global Consequences. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Sri Lankan students discuss upcoming anniversary meetings on the history of the Trotskyist movement
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
University students in Kandy and Colombo outline their financial difficulties, concerns about unemployment and voice support for David North's forthcoming lectures.
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Iran Pledges Not To Reduce Oil Production Ahead Of US Sanctions
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
Iran does not intend to reduce its oil production because of US sanctions which are expected to come in to effect in November, the Director of the National Iranian Oil Company Ali Kardor said yesterday. The Tasnim news agency reported Kardor as saying that Iran will continue to receive revenues from its oil sales. A new package […] | The post Iran Pledges Not To Reduce Oil Production Ahead Of US Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran: Why Can't The US Deal With "Pigeonholed Pariah States?"
Seth Ferris | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
When people talk about pariah states, which are regarded as automatically acting wrongly and who must be opposed for the sake of it, the Islamic Republic of Iran is always one of the first names mentioned, inter alia, amongst a long list of accompanying alleged wrongdoings. It is the focus of a loud chorus of […] | The post Iran: Why Can't The US Deal With "Pigeonholed Pariah States?" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian crisis to unite EU
anchi | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has tagged the September 22 tragedy as a terrorist attack and charged the US allies with the responsibility of loss of lives.
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Iran Quotes Hillary Clinton's Emails, WikiLeaks At U.N. To Prove Saudis Are State Sponsors Of Terror
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
Those rare moments that WikiLeaks gets invoked at the United Nations are always fun, especially when part of a tense feud between Middle East rivals and involving Hillary Clinton. Iranian Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo gave a fiery speech during the final days of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York wherein he […] | The post Iran Quotes Hillary Clinton's Emails, WikiLeaks At U.N. To Prove Saudis Are State Sponsors Of Terror appeared first on
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The US Has Delisted Anti-Iranian MEK Terrorists Still Openly Committed to Violence
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-02
In 2012, the US State Department would delist anti-Iranian terrorist group – Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) – from its Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list. Yet years later, MEK has demonstrated an eager desire to carry out political violence on a scale … | The post The US Has Delisted Anti-Iranian MEK Terrorists Still Openly Committed to Violence appeared first on Global Research.
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The Muslim Predicament
Faisal Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-01
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…
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Wikileaks: To Weaken Iran, US Undermined Democratic Elements of Syrian Opposition to Empower Radical Groups
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-01
While seven years have come and gone since the leaked document was written by USMC intelligence, little has changed when it comes to the U.S.' long-standing goals in Syria and its callous disregard for the will of the Syrian people and Syrian democracy. | The post Wikileaks: To Weaken Iran, US Undermined Democratic Elements of Syrian Opposition to Empower Radical Groups appeared first on M…
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US Military Plans Thwarted, Washington's "Strategy of Isolation" in Syria: Assad Government Now to be Made 'as Miserable as Possible' with Sanctions
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-01
The United States, along with its allies, will implement a "strategy of isolation" in Syria if President Bashar Assad maintains the political process aimed at ending the war in Syria, an American diplomat was quoted as saying. | US Special Representative … | The post US Military Plans Thwarted, Washington's "Strategy of Isolation" in Syria: Assad Government Now to be Made 'as Miserable as Possible' with Sancti…
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North and South Korea Begin Removing Landmines in DMZ
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-01
North and South Korean troops began removing some of the landmines planted at their heavily fortified border on Monday, Seoul officials said, in the first implementation of recent agreements aimed at easing their decades-long military standoff. | The demining comes amid resumed diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons program after weeks of stalemated negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to visit Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, this month to try to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. | On Monday, South Korean army engineers with demining…
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This week in history: October 1-7
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-01
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.
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Video: A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-01
Meddling in foreign elections is bad. I think we can all agree on that. | And almost everyone — bar Donald Trump — seems to believe that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election. So that should be condemned. | Here's the problem, though: U.S. politicians and pundits cannot credibly object to Russian interference in U.S. elections without also acknowledging that the United States doesn't exactly have clean hands. Or are we expected to believe that Russian hackers were the first people in human history to try and undermine a foreign democracy? | In this video, I examine the ways in which the…
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Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-01
A Northern California school district is creating a hostile environment for a Black student with disabilities in violation of the law. | School just got back in session, but one school district in Northern California already needs a lesson in how to create a welcoming and safe environment for Black students with disabilities., , A 5-year-old Black student with autism and speech and language impairments suffered for months, including suffering injuries that needed to be treated by a hospital, all because of the inadequate oversight of Hayward Unified School District's staff. In a time when Black students are regul…
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Macron whitewashes French state murder of Maurice Audin
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-01
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.
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New "Dark Money" Documentary Shines Light Into the Shadows Cast by the Super-Rich
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-10-01
You will never see more hopeful examples of how normal people can fight and win skirmishes with big money. | The post New "Dark Money" Documentary Shines Light Into the Shadows Cast by the Super-Rich appeared first on The Intercept.
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World Bank warns Gaza faces economic collapse
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-01
The organization warned that half of Gaza residents live in poverty and youth unemployment is over 70 percent.
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#NotHer: Kellyanne Conway's sex assault story doesn't matter, because she's on the wrong side
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-01
With the Democratic party demanding that survivors of sexual assault be believed and their motives for coming forward unquestioned, one woman's story isn't deserving of the same respect: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's.
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Mexico -US -Canada NAFTA Trade Agreement Reached — A Phony Trade War!
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-01
Trump's 'trade war' with allies, including Mexico-Canada, was and remains a phony trade war. A war of words for the purpose of consumption of Trump's domestic political base before the November midterm elections. Trump has been playing his 'economic nationalism' … | The post Mexico -US -Canada NAFTA Trade Agreement Reached — A Phony Trade War! appeared first on Global Research.
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Edge of Sports: A Sports World Worth Fighting For
Dave Zirin | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
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.
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Saudi Coalition Faces Continued Retaliation As Yemeni Drone Again Strikes Dubai International Airport
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-01
Yemen has promised to continue to strike territory inside of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates until the U.S.-backed coalition halts its bloody war on the country. | The post Saudi Coalition Faces Continued Retaliation As Yemeni Drone Again Strikes Dubai International Airport appeared first on MintPress News.
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UN Human Rights Council Extends Mandate for Investigation of War Crimes in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-01
"States at the UN Human Rights Council stood firm today, in the face of shameful efforts by the Saudi-led coalition to quash a UN expert inquiry." — General Director, Human Rights Watch | The post UN Human Rights Council Extends Mandate for Investigation of War Crimes in Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.
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German Court Approves Extradition Of Iranian Diplomat Suspected In Bomb Plot
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-01
A German court has approved the extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium on a European arrest warrant for allegedly being part of a failed plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally near Paris. The Superior Regional Court in the Bavarian city of Bamberg said in a statement on October 1 that it approved the extradition of […] | The post German Court Approves Extradition Of Iranian Diplomat Suspected In Bomb Plot appeared first on
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Pivot towards India or China? The Maldives Might Not Become an Indian Satellite, at Least Not Yet
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-01
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 … | The post Pivot towards India…
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1918: How the Allies Surfed to Victory on a Wave of Oil
Jacques R. Pauwels | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-01
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.
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Video: CIA Documentary: "On Company Business" (1980)
Allan Francovich | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-01
Rare award winning CIA documentary, On Company Business painfully restored from VHS. | "Inside the CIA: On Company Business" PARTS I, II & III (1980) is a gripping and penetrating look inside the world's most powerful secret institutionalized conspiracy organization. | This … | The post Video: CIA Documentary: "On Company Business" (1980) appeared first on Global Research.
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Noam Chomsky: Facebook and Google Pose a Manifest Danger
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2018-10-01
In an exhaustive new interview, the activist author explores a range of topics including Big Tech, the Trump White House and more. | The post Noam Chomsky: Facebook and Google Pose a Manifest Danger appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Trump Criticises US Aid To Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-01
US President Donald Trump has questioned the feasibility of his country's military aid to "armies of rich countries" naming Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea. "Why do we provide aid to armies of rich countries like Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea? They will pay us, the problem is that no one is demanding," Trump […] | The post Trump Criticises US Aid To Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iraq Will Have a President and Prime Minister Who Take Account of Both Iranian and US Interests
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-01
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 … | The post Iraq Will Have a President and Prime Minister Who Take Account of Both Iranian and US Interests appeared first on Global Research.
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Zarif: Iran Is Close To Oil Deal With Europeans
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-01
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country is close to reaching a deal to sell its oil to European countries despite US sanctions, American media reported on Saturday. Without including many quotes, the New York Times reported Zarif saying: "This is for us to sell our oil and get the proceeds." He added […] | The post Zarif: Iran Is Close To Oil Deal With Europeans appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Kurdish Group Says Iran Attacked Its Base In Iraq
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-01
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, […] | The post Iranian Kurdish Group Says Iran Attacked Its Base In Iraq appeared first on …
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A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-01
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…
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Brokenuke Mountain? Trump says he and Kim 'fell in love' (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-30
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.
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'North Korea process stalled because there's almost a consensus in the US wanting it to fail'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-30
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.
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US could use Navy for 'blockade' to hamper Russian energy exports — Interior Secretary
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-30
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.
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U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-09-30
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… | The post U.S. Punishes Iranians and…
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Lady Liberty-sized asteroid to make close approach to Earth at over 37,000 mph
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-30
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.
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Africa-America Institute 65th Anniversary Awards Gala
Aba Blankson | naacp.org | 2018-09-30
President Derrick Johnson Prepared Remarks New York, New York September 25, 2018…
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It's A Woman's World: Female Travelers to Persia. Freya Stark (1893-1993)
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-09-30
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 […] | The post It's A Woman's World: Female Travelers to Persia. Freya Stark (1893-1993) appeared first on The Iranian.
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German Left Party mayor orders deportation of refugees
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-29
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.
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Russian Duma rams through pension reform amid mass opposition
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-29
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

ICE Defied a Court Order in Vendetta Against Deportee
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2018-09-29
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…
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SEP and IYSSE win broad support for Peradeniya university meeting on the struggle for Trotskyism
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-29
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Trump guilty of 'global domination' by telling other nations how to trade — US state senator to RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-29
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.
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Trump and Iran
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-28
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…
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House Intel Committee votes to release 'Russiagate' transcripts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-28
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.
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Hannah Hetzer on New War on Drugs, John Conroy & Jamie Kalven on Chicago Police Violence
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-09-28
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What Comes Next
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-28
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…
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More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-09-28
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… | The post More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is…
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More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-28
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… | The post More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is…
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Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-09-28
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 | The post Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Elizabeth Warren Introduces Plan to Expand Affordable Housing and Dismantle Racist Zoning Practices
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-09-28
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. | The post Elizabeth Warren Introduces Plan to Expand Affordable Housing and Dismantle Racist Zoning Practices appeared first on The Intercept.
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Despite Gut-Wrenching Testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford, GOP Moves Forward with Vote on Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-28
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.
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'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-28
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 | The post 'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-09-28
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 | The post 'Stop the War!' — Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Pompeo warns Iran against 'attacks on US facilities' after closing Iraq consulate
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-28
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.
rt.com/usa/439893-pompeo-attack-…

Russia upping trolling game? Don't worry, America, you are still the best
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-27
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.com/usa/439708-russian-trolli…

Congress resolution aims to force Trump into ending US involvement in Yemen War
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-27
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.
rt.com/usa/439634-yemen-war-trum…

Does he know the Cold War is over? RT unpacks Trump's UN sermon against socialism (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-27
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.
rt.com/usa/439581-trump-socialis…

'Low class': Facebook exec and WhatsApp co-founder in war of words over monetization efforts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-27
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.com/usa/439680-wattsup-facebo…

Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-09-27
Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen…
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Headlines for September 27, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-27
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…
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Iran's President Rouhani Charges US with 'Economic Terrorism' at UN
Shared by Gregory Wilpert | therealnews.com | 2018-09-27
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 | The post Iran's President Rouhani Charges US with 'Economic Terrorism' at UN appeared first on The Real N…
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World Laughs at Trump as He Boasts About Himself in U.N. Address Threatening Iran, Venezuela
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-26
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."
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/26/w…

Rand Paul wants to lift US travel bans on Russian lawmakers if Moscow reciprocates — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.
rt.com/usa/439464-rand-paul-mosc…

S-300s in, Patriots out: US to withdraw missiles from 3 Middle East countries — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.com/usa/439497-us-withdraws-p…

Twitter in disbelief after Trump calls out China for election meddling, 'ignoring Russia'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.com/usa/439554-trump-china-el…

'Sanctions are weapon of war': Pompeo's speech at anti-Iran group interrupted by protesters (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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!"
rt.com/usa/439421-pompeo-iran-pr…

Got your popcorn? Trump's Security Council performance could be more than just Iran bashing
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.
rt.com/usa/439447-trump-unsc-spe…

The US ambassador to Germany has one priority — and there's a hashtag to prove it
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.
rt.com/usa/439516-grenell-german…

Nikki Haley comments on Iran show US acting like 'rogue regime' with 'no respect' for EU — analysts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
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.
rt.com/usa/439560-iran-haley-us-…

The Battle for Our Minds
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-25
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 ?…
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