2018-10-03: Social Media Postees

The Advantages of an Elite Education
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-03
If the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court didn't reveal the extreme right-wing nature of the contemporary U.S., then nothing will. We are living in a right-wing society made up of endless wars, the unlimited power of corporations, the destruction of the natural environment, and the near-total lack of individual rights.
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Mental Health Experts Demand Psychological Assessment of Kavanaugh for Drinking, Instability
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-03
Donald Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally Tuesday, casting doubt on her claims that Brett Kavanaugh had tried to rape her in high school, just days after calling her a very credible witness. As the FBI continues its investigation into Dr. Blasey Ford's claims, a group of mental health experts are calling for Kavanaugh to undergo a full psychological and substance abuse assessment before the Senate votes on his confirmation. We speak with Dr. Bandy Lee of the Yale School of Medicine, the lead author of a letter titled "Mental Health Experts Urge Examination Based on Warning Signs in Kavanaugh…
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Dean at Catholic University of America Suspended After Tweeting Idiotic Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser
Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-10-03
What would Jesus do? | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | When the third (or maybe it was the fourth) personstepped forward to tell her story of a college-aged Brett Kavanaugh drinkin. . .
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Prosecutors Don't Bring Cases the Way Rachel Mitchell's Kavanaugh Memo Says — Not Even in Her Own Arizona Office
Jordan Smith | theintercept.com | 2018-10-03
The claim that no prosecutor would move forward with such a "weak" case belies the record of the notorious Maricopa County Attorney's Office. | The post Prosecutors Don't Bring Cases the Way Rachel Mitchell's Kavanaugh Memo Says — Not Even in Her Own Arizona Office appeared first on The Intercept.
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Noam Chomsky and Others Issue Warning Against Brazil's Fascist Candidate
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-03
Noam Chomsky and several other intellectuals signed a manifesto in defense of Brazilian democracy and warning of the possible victory of a "fascist, racist, misogynist, homophobic candidate who calls for violence and armed repression," in a clear reference to leading candidate Jair Bolsonaro. | The manifesto argues that the attack on Brazil's democracy began with the parliamentary coup against democratically elected Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers' Party, and then reinforced with the disqualification of leading presidential candidate for the October elections, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | "These are steps in a pla…
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Chomsky, Other Intellectuals Issue Manifesto Warning Against Brazil's Fascist Candidate
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-03
Noam Chomsky and other intellectuals signed a manifesto warning of the use of the justice system to "eliminate" progressive politicians.
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Why the ACLU Opposes Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-03
The ACLU board concluded sexual assault allegations raised enough doubt to warrant opposing a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. | On Friday, Sept. 28, following the Senate Judiciary hearing at which both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified, the ACLU decided to depart from its usual policy in order to oppose the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. | It was not a decision we took lightly. As a matter of policy, the ACLU does not endorse or oppose presidential nominations. We have made exceptions, but those exceptions are few and far between. In our 98-year history,…
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Iran's Persepolis Stuns Al Sadd Of Qatar In AFC Champions League Semis
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
Persepolis football team of Iran edged past Qatar's Al Sadd in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Ali Alipour's late penalty gave Persepolis an important 1-0 win over host Al Sadd in Doha's Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium. The game got off to a cautious start from both sides and it […] | The post Iran's Persepolis Stuns Al Sadd Of Qatar In AFC Champions League Semis appeared first on The Iranian.
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Washington threatens preemptive strike against Russian missiles
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-03
The threat by the US envoy Kay Bailey Hutchison to "take out" Russian missiles raises the specter of a nuclear Third World War.
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CIA Democrats call for aggression against Russia, run pro-war campaigns in 2018 congressional races
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-03
Democratic challengers seeking Republican congressional seats, particularly those with a military-intelligence background, are pushing for ever greater military spending.
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Left Right. Marching to The Beat of Imperial Canada. Yves Engler
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Left, Right details the Canadian Left's promotion of colonial policies and nationalist myths. | Yves Engler's latest book outlines the NDP's and labour unions' role in confusing Canadians; from Korea to Libya, Canada's major left-wing political party has backed unjust wars; … | The post Left Right. Marching to The Beat of Imperial Canada. Yves Engler appeared first on Global Research.
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EU Punches The US In The Face Over Trade With Iran
Salman Rafi Sheikh | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
As we analyzed previously for NEO in this piece, the US policy of sanctions vis-à -vis Iran has put it in diplomatic isolation, forcing its most trusted ally since the Second World War, Europe, in an antagonistic position. While the reason for this geo-political distance lies in a series of withdrawals and policy reversals the Trump […] | The post EU Punches The US In The Face Over Trade With Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! | "The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world … | The post Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power appeared first on Global Research.
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America's next top villain: Is China lined up to replace Russia as the US' default enemy?
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
Recent provocations in the South China Sea follow rising tensions between the US and China, but with rivalry expanding into the economic and political spheres, it seems Beijing is now encroaching on Russia's top-villain status.
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2018 Veterans Day Week ~ Honoring African Americans at the SF Presidio
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2018-10-03
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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Rejecting US Claims They Don't Harm Humanitarian Aid, UN Court Orders Easing Of Sanctions Iran Calls 'Illegal and Cruel'
Julia Conley | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran that are impacting humanitarian aid and aviation safety, ruling that U.S. assurances the economic limitations would not endanger both "were not adequate." "Iran's strategy of taking the U.S. to the international court has paid off," responded Trita Parsi, founder and […] | The post Rejecting US Claims They Don't Harm Humanitarian Aid, UN Court Orders Easing Of Sanctions Iran Calls 'Illegal and Cruel' appeared fi…
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The Conservative Fear of Norming
John Forte | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-03
"Throughout history, government has proven to be the chief instrument for thwarting man's liberty. Government represents power in the hands of some men to control the and regulate the lives of other men." — Barry Goldwater, Conscience of a Conservative Conservatives exhibit a strange obsession with a "timeless" Constitution. 1787 is that only context that matters.
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Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-03
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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Creating a Coup Climate: the Historical Roots of U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Venezuela
Wouter Hoenderdaal | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-03
U.S. foreign policy tends to follow a highly rational and well-calculated pattern. This makes it effective, and also ruthless. The U.S. government's hostile attitude towards leaders like Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro certainly fits this pattern, and time will tell whether the failed assassination attempt on President Maduro on August 4 is a part of…
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The Canary in Our Coal Mine
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-03
The decision was of tremendous import and was not made quickly but it was made decisively. Judge Dana Christensen ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisting of the Yellowstone Grizzly, and stopped the trophy hunt proposed by Wyoming and Idaho, those retro redneck havens of braindead racism, industrial serfdom, and furious, moron machismo.
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More Cold War Extremism and Crises
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2018-10-03
More Cold War Extremism and Crises…
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Iranian crisis to unite EU
anchi | indybay.org | 2018-10-03
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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US Social Movements Express Support to Venezuela from New York
YVKE Mundial | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-03
Solidarity groups gathered in New York to express solidarity towards the Bolivarian Revolution.
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President Putin's Visit to India Will be a Moment of Reckoning for Both Countries
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
The Russian leader's upcoming trip to India places the prerogative for deciding the future course of their strategic partnership squarely in his host's lap. | President Putin will visit India later this week to participate in the annual India-Russia Summit, though … | The post President Putin's Visit to India Will be a Moment of Reckoning for Both Countries appeared first on Global Research.
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After North America trade deal, Trump to escalate trade war against China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-03
In a manner recalling a Mafia don, Trump made clear that the threat of auto tariffs was central in securing the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
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New Gulf Coast Fossil Fuel Projects Produce as Much Pollution as Coal
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-03
In the last six years, officials in Texas and Louisiana issued permits allowing 74 petrochemical, oil, and gas projects to pump as much climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere as running 29 coal-fired power plants around the clock, according to numbers released September 26 by the nonprofit watchdog Environmental Integrity Project. | And construction appears to be speeding up, with over 40 percent of those projects permitted between 2016 and mid-2018. The 31 most recent projects combined will add…
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Political Career In Iran!
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
To say to someone to consider a political career in Iran is like saying to a newly wed couple to go for their honeymoon to Damascus or Sana'a! The perils of pursuing a political career are not new in current Iran. I don't remember during the Pahlavi regime anyone ever talking about a political career […] | The post Political Career In Iran! appeared first on The Iranian.
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US history from suicided writers…10-2-18 Mouse Report
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2018-10-03
w/ nauseating bipartisan warmongering against Russia to ignore…Gary Webb points the finger at the only possible suspect in his own murder…and other real crimes of today we are to play dumb and blame the victim about…from abetting WTC tower demolitions to steal Arab oil…to ignoring 1990 invasion from Uganda to cover for murder of millions in | Rwanda/Katanga…then as now we met the enemy and it was US…(61 min.)…
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Neoliberal Economics: The Plague of Iran's Economy
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-03
The Iranian economy is mired in a deep recession. The real or productive sector of the economy is paralyzed, largely by out-of-control (and often illicit) imports that have replaced domestic production. Rent seeking, corruption and the looting of national resources is pervasive. Both unemployment and inflation are extremely high. National currency is on the verge of collapse, and financial resources of the country are disproportionately invested in unproductive or parasitic activities.
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The UN Just Ordered Trump to Ease Sanctions on Iran
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-03
"The U.S. of course will disregard the ruling," says Trita Parsi, "but Iran's aim likely was to establish that it is the U.S., and not Iran, that is the rogue nation now." | The post The UN Just Ordered Trump to Ease Sanctions on Iran appeared first on MintPress News.
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Here's How Gender Became a Partisan Issue
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-03
A widening gap between left and right on gender issues — and between young men and women — becomes a war zone | Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump declared, "It's a very scary time for young men in America," in reference to the growing #MeToo movement and the increased pressure to hold m. . .
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Fourteen Years Ago, December 26, 2004: Indonesia's Indian Ocean 9.0 Tsunami. Why Did the Information Not Get Out?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
One of the most destructive and powerful earthquakes in recorded history, more than a quarter of a million recorded deaths, local economies destroyed, the lives of entire communities shattered, and no serious investigation into the flaws of the global seismic warning system is contemplated. | The post Fourteen Years Ago, December 26, 2004: Indonesia's Indian Ocean 9.0 Tsunami. Why Did the Information Not Get Out? appeared first on Global Res…
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Iran Says Missile Attack In Syria Killed 'Top Leaders' Of Islamic State
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
Iran claimed the missile attack it launched at targets in Syria on Monday had killed 40 "top leaders" of Islamic State, and that intelligence for the operation had been provided by its elite Quds Force. Iran fired six missiles at targets in the Abu Kamal and Hajin regions in eastern Syria, in retaliation for an […] | The post Iran Says Missile Attack In Syria Killed 'Top Leaders' Of Islamic State appeared first on The Iranian.
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Netanyahu's "Nowhere Land" Blunder. Accused Iran of Having a "Secret Atomic Warehouse"
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave another one of his typical U.N. speeches last week in which he accused Iran of having a "secret atomic warehouse": | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told the United Nations on Thursday that his | … | The post Netanyahu's "Nowhere Land" Blunder. Accused Iran of Having a "Secret At…
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Iran's Alleged "Secret Nuclear Facility" in Lebanon, according to Netanyahu
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Israel, through its Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, is waving the flag of war in the face of Iran and Hezbollah, showing what is claimed to be a "secret nuclear facility in Iran and Hezbollah strategic missile warehouse in the heart … | The post Iran's Alleged "Secret Nuclear Facility" in Lebanon, according to Netanyahu appeared first on Global Research.
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How Iran Won the Iraqi Elections and Frustrated Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-03
Iraq's newly appointed prime minister is not in Iran cat's paw, but his government will inevitably have warm relations with Iran, and where it can, buck the Trump administration. | The post How Iran Won the Iraqi Elections and Frustrated Trump appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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History of World War II: Hitler's Favorite Commando and Committed Nazi: Otto Skorzeny
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
As late as February and March 1945 the SS commander Otto Skorzeny, and his forces, were enjoying military headway on the Eastern front, however brief and temporary at this stage. Skorzeny's efforts to frustrate the heroic Soviet troops in … | The post History of World War II: Hitler's Favorite Commando and Committed Nazi: Otto Skorzeny appeared first on Global Research.
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US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-03
Any misstep or accident in East Asia's sea and airspace now threatens to trigger a full-scale war between the rival nuclear-armed powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Guatemala: CICIG Warns of Gov't Retaining Passport for 26 Workers
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-03
The U.N.-backed antigraft body issued an alert over the fact that the passports of 26 of their workers are being retained by Guatemala's Foreign Affairs Ministry.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/G…

Pompeo Terminates Decades-Old Treaty With Iran
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-03
The drums of war are beating over Iran and Syria as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday morning responded to the United Nations' top court ordering the US to lift sanctions on "humanitarian" goods to Iran. Pompeo made a series of threatening statements targeting Iran as well as Syria, which also comes after the latter received delivery […] | The post Pompeo Terminates Decades-Old Treaty With Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Russia Confirms Delivery of S-300 Missile System to Syria
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-03
Russia's Foreign Minister confirmed that transfer was in progress last Saturday, and that the move will "be devoted to ensure 100 percent safety and security of our men in Syria." | The post Russia Confirms Delivery of S-300 Missile System to Syria appeared first on MintPress News.
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US "Investigates" Genocide in Myanmar, Commits Genocide in Yemen
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Rarely is US hypocrisy so cynical and overt as a recent US State Department investigation into ongoing violence in Myanmar, all while the US continues its full spectrum support of Saudi Arabia's genocidal war on Yemen. | In addition to Washington's … | The post US "Investigates" Genocide in Myanmar, Commits Genocide in Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Iran Carries Out Missile, Drone Strikes on ISIS in Euphrates Valley
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
Early on October 1, the Aerospace Division of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) carried out a ballistic missile strike on ISIS targets in Syria's Euphrates Valley. The IRGC launched at least six ballistic missiles, which, according to the … | The post Video: Iran Carries Out Missile, Drone Strikes on ISIS in Euphrates Valley appeared first on Global Research.
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Right-Wing Group Forced to Cancel Voice Actor Audition for Attack Ad Claiming President of Iran Endorses Beto O'Rourke
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-03
Ted Cruz defenders' most ridiculous stunt yet just blew up in their faces. | Conservative groups have largely been caught flat-footed by the campaign of El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), who has mounted a competitive Senate challenge against infamous right-wing firebrand Ted Cruz with a gigantic grassroots operation. But one recent attempt to produce. . .
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FBI documents detail Clinton and Mueller's own 'Russiagate' — but they're classified
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
The FBI is facing new calls to declassify documents relating to the sale of US uranium to a Russian company, documents that could implicate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and 'Russiagate' witch-hunter Robert Mueller.
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North Korea Said to Have Stolen a Fortune in Online Bank Heists
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-03
The nation's nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam. | The post North Korea Said to Have Stolen a Fortune in Online Bank Heists appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mexico: 50 Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, 50 Years of Impunity
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-03
Fifty years after state forces opened fire on civilians peacefully protesting government repression, the number of people killed remains unknown.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/M…

Here's How Russian Bots Weaponized Star Wars
Nicole Karlis, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-03
We've all been trolled online. But have you ever been cyberbullied by a foreign government? | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | What in the universe could be more powerful than the Force? Government cyberwarfare groups' trolls, as it turns out. An academic paper published by researcher Morten Bay of the University of South. . .
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"U.S. Out of Africa!": Black Alliance for Peace Calls on U.S. Government to Shut Down U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)
BAFP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-03
The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has launched U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM, a campaign designed to end the U.S. invasion and occupation of Africa. | Today marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of AFRICOM, short for … | The post "U.S. Out of Africa!": Black Alliance for Peace Calls on U.S. Government to Shut Down U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) appeared first on Globa…
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With Focus on Keith Ellison Allegations, Karen Monahan Retains New Attorney
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-10-03
Keith Ellison's accuser has retained the legal services of a longtime friend and former boss of Ellison's Republican opponent, Doug Wardlow, in the race for Minnesota attorney general. | The post With Focus on Keith Ellison Allegations, Karen Monahan Retains New Attorney appeared first on The Intercept.
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Blowback: A Retired Army Veteran Laments US Middle East Policy
Major Danny Sjursen | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-03
Grievances are gestating, plots unfolding, and new terror outfits gaining recruits due to the very presence of the U.S. military, its air power, and the CIA's drone force in a "war" that is about to enter its 18th year. | The post Blowback: A Retired Army Veteran Laments US Middle East Policy 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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How the Tentacles of the U.S. Military Are Strangling the Planet
Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
The overreach of the U. S. military provides incentive for it to treat every conflict as a potential war. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Earlier this year, in Itoman (Okinawa, Japan), a young girl–Rinko Sagara (age 14)– read out of a poem based on her great-grandmother's experience o. . .
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Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI
Shared by Ben NortonAaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
John Bolton and Mike Pompeo headlined the annual United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit, where speakers celebrated the strangling of the Iranian economy under U.S. sanctions and cheered on regime change. We report from inside | The post Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI appeared first on The Real News Network.
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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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Infowars host Owen Shroyer debates 'Jewish conspiracies' with antisemitic YouTuber
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2018-10-02
Infowars host Owen Shroyer dabbled in several antisemitic tropes during a recent half-hour livestreamed debate on YouTube that revolved around "Jewish conspiracies" and whether his boss, Alex Jones, is a secret Zionist shill.
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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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It's a (Russian) trap! Negative tweets about The Last Jedi movie were Russian bots – report
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-02
A new report analyzing online reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie has identified an interesting and questionable culprit behind some of the negative tweets posted about the film: Russian bots and trolls.
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Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
John Bolton and Mike Pompeo headlined the annual United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit, where speakers celebrated the strangling of the Iranian economy under U.S. sanctions and cheered on regime change. We report from inside | The post Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI appeared first on The Real News Network.
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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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Despite Pleas, Iran Executes Female Juvenile Offender
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
One day after a warning by Amnesty International, Iran has executed Zeinab Sekaanvand, a woman who was convicted for the murder of her husband at age 17. Zeinab had married her husband at age 15, but Amnesty urged Iran not to carry out the death sentence also because "she was subjected to a grossly unfair legal […] | The post Despite Pleas, Iran Executes Female Juvenile Offender 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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

UN Rejects Netanyahu Claims About Iran, Says IAEA Won't Take Intel At Face Value
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
The UN nuclear watchdog has said its independence is paramount and it does not take intelligence presented to it at face value, in an apparent response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims of a "secret atomic warehouse" in Iran. Netanyahu – who opposes the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that the International […] | The post UN Rejects Netanyahu Claims About Iran, Says IAEA Won't Take Intel At Face Value appeared first on The Iranian.
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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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As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
The latest attack comes just hours after Saudi Arabia admitted that its forces have committed what it called "certain mistakes" in Yemen, after increasing pressure from international bodies and human-rights groups that accuse the kingdom of carrying out war crimes in the country. | The post As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family appeared first on Mi…
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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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'I hope they didn't do it': State Dept in doubt over S-300 delivery, warns of 'serious escalation'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-02
The news of Russia completing the delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the Syrian Army has provoked a nervous reaction in Washington, as the US State Department said it still hopes that the delivery had not taken place.
rt.com/usa/440160-us-reacts-russ…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

#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.
rt.com/usa/440065-kellyanne-conw…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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.
counterpunch.org/2018/10/01/1918…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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.
theintercept.com/2018/10/01/new-…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/01/the-…

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.
progressive.org/magazine/edge-of…

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…
theintercept.com/2018/10/01/vide…

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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'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.
rt.com/usa/439954-north-korea-us…

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…
therealnews.com/stories/u-s-puni…

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.
rt.com/usa/439952-trump-kim-in-l…

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.
rt.com/usa/439953-asteroid-close…

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.
rt.com/usa/439967-us-navy-blocka…

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.
rt.com/usa/439899-trump-global-d…

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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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.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/28/d…

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-…

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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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.
rt.com/usa/439841-house-intellig…

Hannah Hetzer on New War on Drugs, John Conroy & Jamie Kalven on Chicago Police Violence
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-09-28
Media…
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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.
therealnews.com/stories/stop-the…

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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/27/h…

'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…

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…

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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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…
thenation.com/article/centrist-h…

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