2018-10-04: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2018-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2018. democracynow.org As FBI Probe Wraps Up, Senate Could Vote on Kavanaugh on Saturday, Key GOP Senators Criticize Trump for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford, Over 1,200 Law Professors Sign Letter Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination, U.N.: Yemen Sees 10,000+ New Cases of Cholera Every Week, Trump Suggests Saudi Monarchy Would Collapse Without U.S. Support, Saudi Dissident Journalist Missing After Visit to Consulate in Turkey, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager at Gaza Protest, U.S. Quits 1955 Iran Treaty After U.N. Court Rules Against Sanctions, Judge Halts Termination of Protected Status for 300,000 Immigrants, Report: DHS Was Unprepar…

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-10-04). Fox News Legal Analyst Warns FBI Should Interview Ford or Risk Looking 'Like a Political Institution — Yet Again'. alternet.org "People that don't want Judge Kavanaugh confirmed . . . now have more ammunition. " | Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said that he thought the FBI made a big mistake when it didn't bother interviewing either Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or accuser Christine Blasey Ford as part of its background investigation. Speaking with "Fox & Friends," Napolitano said he was "disappointed" that the FBI didn't talk with either of the two people who are the. . .

Janine Jackson (2018-10-04). 'How Many Other Laquan MacDonalds Are There?'. fair.org Janine Jackson featured two archival interviews on Chicago police violence on the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin: a conversation with John Conroy on torturer Jon Burge, originally aired December 21, 2007; and a talk with Jamie Kalven about police victim Laquan McDonald, from December…

Eva Bartlett (2018-10-04). Liberate Idlib and Syria: The Martyred of Mhardeh Speak Through the Ones They've Left Behind. mintpressnews.com Mhardeh is a Christian town of 23,000 people. It is also on the front line of confrontation against the Idlib terrorists who have attacked the town and its people for seven years.

Ian Berman (2018-10-04). Anti-Semitism as a Sword: The Danger of Undermining Democracy for Israel's Benefit. mintpressnews.com Attacking the cherished principle of free speech not only threatens Jews' standing in their home countries, it does not help Israel move towards cherished values of democracy and peaceful co-existence either.

Mark Fiore (2018-10-04). Beer Warning Alert. progressive.org If Donald Trump can issue a "Presidential Alert" to everyone's cell phone, it's only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well.

INA (2018-10-04). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. — 03 Oct. 2018). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September — 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; [.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-04). The Planned Invasion of Canada by the US. Political Meddling into the Affairs of a Sovereign Nation. globalresearch.ca Introduction and Update | While the mainstream media has its eyes riveted on alleged Russian interference in Canada, without a shred of evidence, recent developments pertaining to the enactment of NAFTA 2.0, visibly point to US meddling in Canada's internal affairs. …

Marwa Osman (2018-10-04). Iran Unwavering On Eliminating Regional Terrorism. iranian.com The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced on October 1, 2018 that it launched a rocket attack targeting terrorist headquarters in the east of the Euphrates in Syria in response to the attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 22. The IRGC declared in a statement on its official website ´Saba […]

Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-04). Limiting Israel: Russia Deploys the S-300 to Syria. counterpunch.org Relations between Russia and Israel have been those of an estranged couple punctuated by occasional breakouts of tense understanding. As with other such couples, a public row does not necessarily reflect the more placid, if stern discussion that might happen behind closed doors. On the public side of things, Russia's decision to deploy the S-300 anti-aircraft More

TeleSur (2018-10-04). Putin: Nations Will Dump Dollar As Reserve Currency If US Goes On With Sanctions. iranian.com "It seems to me that our American partners make a colossal strategic mistake," Putin said, adding that it is a "typical mistake of any empire." Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech on the Russian Energy Week, on Wednesday, saying that his Washington counterparts are making a "typical" and "colossal" mistake, referring to the sanctions imposed to […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-04). Iran Grants 5-Year Residency To Foreigners Who Invest $250,000. iranian.com The Iranian government has decided to grant five-year residency permits to foreigners who invest in the country with a minimum amount of $250,000. Iran's ISNA news agency said the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination agreed during a meeting in the capital Tehran to grant the 5-year residency to foreigners who invest in the country with at least […]

Steve Early (2018-10-04). "They Count on You Not Knowing:" Socialists Blow the Whistle on Democratic Party Donor Class. counterpunch.org Wealthy Bay Area investor David Crane is a leading promoter of the neo-liberal agenda within the California Democratic Party. A former advisor to Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Crane is a widely-published critic of state and local tax initiatives, publicly-funded health care, public education, public employees and their pensions. He raises lots of money for "courageous" More

Daniel Falcone (2018-10-04). Weaponized Communication at the UN: Talking With Richard Falk. counterpunch.org Instead of being a laughing stock, it is more realistic to view Trump's America as bringing tears to the eyes of those who care about present human suffering and future prospects for peace, human rights, global justice, and ecological sustainability. What we need is an equitable globalism that is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting human interests. More

Adalah-NY (2018-10-04). Theater artists ask US & Canadian hosts to cancel Israeli government-sponsored plays. indybay.org Palestinian arts and solidarity organizations, along with US Jewish and Israeli groups, have joined theater artists in signing a letter calling on Toronto, New York and Pittsburgh arts organizations not to host Israel's Gesher Theatre or partner with the Israeli government, citing their involvement in violations of Palestinian rights. Award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant and Miriam Margolyes, and playwrights Caryl Churchill, Betty Shamieh, Naomi Wallace and Anne Washburn are among the artists who signed the letter.

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2018-10-04). Neoliberal Economics: The Plague Of Iran's Economy. iranian.com 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 […]

Scott Ritter (2018-10-04). Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to America. truthdig.com The Israeli prime minister has the blood of thousands of U.S. soldiers on his hands, and he's beating the war drum anew.

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2018-10-04). Citing Trump's Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters. theintercept.com A federal court has suspended the Trump administration's termination of temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Juan Cole (2018-10-04). Trump Humiliates, Squeezes King Salman: 'Pay Up. You Wouldn't Last 2 Weeks Without US Army'. iranian.com Trump, speaking at a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, went out of his way to humiliate Saudi King Salman, his close ally in his attempt to corral Iran. "We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they're rich? And I love the King, King Salman. But I said, 'King — we're protecting you — you might […]

ZeroHedge (2018-10-04). US Navy Proposes a "Global Show of Military Force" as a Warning to China. mintpressnews.com Where this strategy goes off the rails is that instead of just provoking China in its back yard, the US intends to do it, well, everywhere around the world.

RT (2018-10-04). Russian influence & meddling in US 'pales in comparison' with China's, Pence believes. rt.com The White House has stepped up its showdown with China, casting it as the new top bogeyman, with Mike Pence declaring that the notorious Russian interference and meddling 'pales' in comparison to Beijing's influence in US affairs.

Mark Fiore (2018-10-04). Beer Warning Alert (Video). truthdig.com If Donald Trump can issue a "Presidential Alert" to everyone's cell phone, it's only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well.

Shared by Cherise (2018-10-04). The US Missed an Opportunity to Address Inequality During the Great Recession. truthout.org Janine Jackson: When Donald Trump awarded himself top marks for his administration's disaster response in Puerto Rico, media had little trouble looking askance, contrasting Trump's assessment with empirical data and presenting him as, at least potentially, an unreliable narrator. | That critical posture is not much in evidence, though, as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson offer their assessment of the country's financial cri…

Helen Buyniski (2018-10-04). "The Red Menace". First They Came for Our Democracy, … Russiagate Has Jumped the Shark. globalresearch.ca "It's almost election time, and lest you forget, American democracy has never been in greater peril. Not from inaccurate, insecure voting machines a schoolchild can hack; nor from bought-off candidates who Sarah Burris, Raw Story (2018-10-04). North Carolina Republicans Use Fake Photograph to Imply Christine Blasey Ford Was Too Ugly to Rape. alternet.org The photo in question is not of Dr. Ford. | The North Carolina Republican Party followed President Donald Trump's lead in attacking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward about an alleged sexual assault. The News and Observer reported Thursday that Lanny Lancaster, Cabarrus County GOP chairman, shared a photo he said was Dr. Ford, posted by another account named. . .

IMEMC News (2018-10-04). Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Salah Jawareesh, 23, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement and a court ruling, stating that his current Administrative Detention orders will not be renewed. The PPS said Jawareesh went on hunger strike for eight days, protesting the […]…

Ben Freeman, Tom Dispatch (2018-10-04). Here's How Saudi Money Keeps Washington at War in Yemen. alternet.org A set of foreign Sheldon Adelsons have opened their deep, oil-rich pockets and put American politicians of all sorts in them. | It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying heavily on U. S. military support and bombs to defeat Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Senate was considering a bipartisan Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-04). Even These 5 Right-Wing Conservatives Have Called Trump Out for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford. alternet.org Trump made no friends with his mockery of Dr. Ford. | Tuesday, October 2 was a busy day for President Donald J. Trump. After a mid-afternoon speech at the National Electrical Contractors Association's annual convention in Democrat-dominated Philadelphia—where he was greeted with an abundance of RFE (2018-10-04). Defiant Khamenei Says 'Iran's Weakness' Is West's Wishful Thinking. iranian.com Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website reported that he has "addressed 100 thousand Basij members" at the Azadi Stadium West of Tehran on Thursday October 4, telling them "by defeating sanctions, Iranians will once again slap the US in the face," and that US sanctions are "more fragile than" Iran's economy. Basij is […]

RT (2018-10-04). 'Wake up people!': Cyber expert McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts. rt.com As the US was subjected to an unexpected nationwide message from President Donald Trump, many were startled and confused by the alert. One man, however, warned of a more sinister element to the public safety test.

Gerry Brown (2018-10-04). Trump's Strategy on North Korea Unplugged. counterpunch.org From "fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen before" to "He wrote me beautiful letters. We fell in love". From calling Kim Jong-un of North Korea "the Rocket Man" to "Chairman Kim". Trump is changing tack from Maximum Pressure to Charm Offensive. Will that endear Trump to Kim and soften the DPRK leader up to make a deal on American terms? More

wsws (2018-10-04). Mass graves in Mannar point to further war crimes in Sri Lanka. wsws.org The skeletal remains of 136 individuals were unearthed in northern Sri Lanka after 74 days of excavation.

anchi (2018-10-04). Iranian crisis to unite EU. indybay.org 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.

RT (2018-10-04). Mueller probe winding down? Prosecutors leave team while proof of 'Russia collusion' remains elusive. rt.com The departure of two prosecutors from the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has signaled that at least part of his probe is winding down. The investigation has yet to reveal any collusion between Russia and Donald Trump.

Ali Namaki (2018-10-04). Poll: Ranking The World's Biggest Iranophobes. iranian.com Iranophobia is in vogue these days, spreading like a bad cold. Unless you've buried your head in the sand to avoid the news and social media for the last few weeks, you'd be hard-pressed not to notice the crescendo of anti-Iran rhetoric coming from the US, Israel and certain Arab capitals. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif […]

RFE (2018-10-04). Iran Says Saudi Arabia, Russia Violated OPEC Deal On Output Cuts. iranian.com Iran accused Saudi Arabia and Russia on Wednesday of breaking OPEC's agreement on output cuts by producing more crude, adding that the two countries would not be able to produce enough oil to make up for a reduction in Iranian exports. Reuters reported on Wednesday that Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in […]

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-04). Warnings Of More 'War And Unilateral Aggression' As Pompeo And Bolton Launch Joint Attack On Global Cooperation. iranian.com After ditching a treaty with Iran to rebuff an ICJ sanctions ruling, Bolton announces review of international agreements to prevent future court decisions. Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security […]

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-04). John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State. mintpressnews.com After ditching a treaty with Iran to rebuff an ICJ sanctions ruling, Bolton announces review of international agreements to prevent future court decisions.

Dr. Michael Nevradakis (2018-10-04). North Macedonia Referendum: No Shortage of Foreign Meddling but a Major Shortage of Voters. mintpressnews.com While the naming the referendum is often minimized as yet another Balkan spat over trivial matters such as a name, what should be clear is that many of the world's powers, such as the United States, the European Union, NATO, and Russia consider this matter far from inconsequential.

wsws (2018-10-04). International Court of Justice strikes down US sanctions against Iran. wsws.org The International Court of Justice has no power to enforce its decision, and US officials immediately made clear they will defy the ICJ ruling.

RFE (2018-10-04). Germany, Israel Agree Iran Must Never Have Nuclear Weapons — Merkel. iranian.com Germany and Israel agree that Iran should never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons but they differ on how to achieve this goal, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday at a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We are very convinced and strongly share Israel's position that everything must be done to prevent […]

Howard Lisnoff (2018-10-03). The Advantages of an Elite Education. counterpunch.org 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. More

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2018. democracynow.org Indonesia: Tsunami Death Toll Tops 1,400 as Volcano Erupts on Sulawesi, NYT: Trump's Wealth Comes from Family, Fraud and Tax Dodging, FBI Wrapping Up Kavanaugh Probe Without Interviewing Key Witnesses, Trump: "It's a Very Scary Time for Young Men in America", World Court: U.S. Must Lift Humanitarian Sanctions Against Iran, Suicide Bomb in Afghanistan Kills 13, Injures Dozens, Ethiopia: 44 Killed in Ethnic Violence, FLOTUS Visits Former Slave Trading Fortress in Ghana, U.S. Admitted 22,000 Refugees in FY 2018, Lowest Number in 40 Years, Shipwreck Off Morocco Kills 34 Refugees Heading to Spain, Presidential Alert T…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Mental Health Experts Demand Psychological Assessment of Kavanaugh for Drinking, Instability. democracynow.org 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…

Jordan Smith (2018-10-03). Prosecutors Don't Bring Cases the Way Rachel Mitchell's Kavanaugh Memo Says — Not Even in Her Own Arizona Office. theintercept.com The claim that no prosecutor would move forward with such a "weak" case belies the record of the notorious Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

aclu (2018-10-03). Why the ACLU Opposes Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court. aclu.org 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,…

teleSUR (2018-10-03). Noam Chomsky and Others Issue Warning Against Brazil's Fascist Candidate. mintpressnews.com 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…

South Front (2018-10-03). Video: Iran Carries Out Missile, Drone Strikes on ISIS in Euphrates Valley. globalresearch.ca 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 …

wsws (2018-10-03). US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea. wsws.org 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.

Wouter Hoenderdaal (2018-10-03). Creating a Coup Climate: the Historical Roots of U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Venezuela. counterpunch.org 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 More

Juan Cole (2018-10-03). New Shiite-Led Gov't In Baghdad: How Iran Won The Iraqi Elections & Frustrated Trump. iranian.com Shiite politician Adil Abdul Mahdi has been appointed prime minister by new Iraqi president Barham Saleh, bringing to a close months of gridlock in Iraqi politics after the parliamentary elections in June failed to produce a clear winner. Parliament in the past couple of weeks has finally been able to hammer out some compromises, having elected a Sunni speaker […]

wsws (2018-10-03). After North America trade deal, Trump to escalate trade war against China. wsws.org 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.

John Forte (2018-10-03). The Conservative Fear of Norming. counterpunch.org "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. More

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-10-03). EU Punches The US In The Face Over Trade With Iran. iranian.com 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 […]

wsws (2018-10-03). CIA Democrats call for aggression against Russia, run pro-war campaigns in 2018 congressional races. wsws.org Democratic challengers seeking Republican congressional seats, particularly those with a military-intelligence background, are pushing for ever greater military spending.

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2018-10-03). Neoliberal Economics: The Plague of Iran's Economy. counterpunch.org 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. More

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-03). Fourteen Years Ago, December 26, 2004: Indonesia's Indian Ocean 9.0 Tsunami. Why Did the Information Not Get Out? globalresearch.ca 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.

Shane Quinn (2018-10-03). History of World War II: Hitler's Favorite Commando and Committed Nazi: Otto Skorzeny. globalresearch.ca 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 …

wsws (2018-10-03). Washington threatens preemptive strike against Russian missiles. wsws.org The threat by the US envoy Kay Bailey Hutchison to "take out" Russian missiles raises the specter of a nuclear Third World War.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-10-03). Iran's Alleged "Secret Nuclear Facility" in Lebanon, according to Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca 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 …

YVKE Mundial (2018-10-03). US Social Movements Express Support to Venezuela from New York. venezuelanalysis.com Solidarity groups gathered in New York to express solidarity towards the Bolivarian Revolution.

Zero Hedge (2018-10-03). Pompeo Terminates Decades-Old Treaty With Iran. iranian.com 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 […]

Stephen F. Cohen (2018-10-03). More Cold War Extremism and Crises. thenation.com More Cold War Extremism and Crises…

RT (2018-10-03). America's next top villain: Is China lined up to replace Russia as the US' default enemy? rt.com 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. |

Paul Edwards (2018-10-03). The Canary in Our Coal Mine. counterpunch.org 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. More

Joseph Thomas (2018-10-03). US "Investigates" Genocide in Myanmar, Commits Genocide in Yemen. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Daniel Larison (2018-10-03). Netanyahu's "Nowhere Land" Blunder. Accused Iran of Having a "Secret Atomic Warehouse" globalresearch.ca 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 | …

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-03). The UN Just Ordered Trump to Ease Sanctions on Iran. mintpressnews.com "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."

Farid Parsa (2018-10-03). Political Career In Iran! iranian.com 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 […]

aclu (2018-10-03). Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing. aclu.org 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…

Julia Conley (2018-10-03). Rejecting US Claims They Don't Harm Humanitarian Aid, UN Court Orders Easing Of Sanctions Iran Calls 'Illegal and Cruel'. iranian.com 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 […]

BAFP (2018-10-03). "U.S. Out of Africa!": Black Alliance for Peace Calls on U.S. Government to Shut Down U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). globalresearch.ca 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 …

Yves Engler (2018-10-03). Left Right. Marching to The Beat of Imperial Canada. Yves Engler. globalresearch.ca 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; …

RT (2018-10-03). FBI documents detail Clinton and Mueller's own 'Russiagate' — but they're classified. rt.com 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. |

Democracy Now! (2018-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2018. democracynow.org White House Expands Kavanaugh FBI Probe, NBC: Kavanaugh Contacted Ex-Classmates to Refute 2nd Accuser's Claims, Former Kavanaugh Classmate Recalls 1985 Drunken Bar Fight, Kavanaugh Protesters Take to the Streets, Confront Senators, President Trump to ABC News's Cecilia Vega: "You're Not Thinking", SCOTUS Opens Session with 8 Judges, Rejects Uranium Mining Appeal, Indonesia: Death Toll from Earthquake and Tsunami Tops 1,200, Iran Fires Missiles into Syria in Response to Sept. 22 Ahvaz Attack, Israel Injures Scores of Protesters in Occupied Territories Clashes, FLOTUS Melania Trump Starts Solo Visit to African Cont…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-02). Kavanaugh Schoolmate Urges Georgetown Prep Grads to Break Silence on Sexual Assault, Party Culture. democracynow.org 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…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-02). Hatewatch Headlines 10/2/2018. splcenter.org Tucker Carlson warns of 'white genocide'; Teaming up to track alt-right Bitcoin wallets; Reddit 'quarantines' white-nationalist subreddits; and more.

Louis Proyect (2018-10-02). Between Socialism and Barbarism. counterpunch.org 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. More

RT (2018-10-02). It's a (Russian) trap! Negative tweets about The Last Jedi movie were Russian bots – report. rt.com 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. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI. therealnews.com 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

splcenter (2018-10-02). Due process: Remote immigration prisons impede access to attorneys, chances for success. splcenter.org The Stewart Detention Center where Mateo was held sits in Lumpkin, Georgia, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. With a capacity of 1,996 people, it is one of the nation's largest immigration prisons. In one important way, however, Stewart is like many other such facilities: It is far from cities where detainees would have easier access to counsel…

RT (2018-10-02). 'I hope they didn't do it': State Dept in doubt over S-300 delivery, warns of 'serious escalation'. rt.com 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.

Nick R. Martin (2018-10-02). Infowars host Owen Shroyer debates 'Jewish conspiracies' with antisemitic YouTuber. splcenter.org 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.

wsws (2018-10-02). IMF chief warns of rising risks facing global economy. wsws.org The IMF is set to downgrade its forecast for global growth amid rising trade tensions.

splcenter (2018-10-02). A history: Asylum in the United States. splcenter.org Modern international refugee protection efforts grew from the ashes of Europe in World War II, bringing together nation-states through the United Nations to offer asylum to refugees uprooted from the war.

wsws (2018-10-02). Trump touts tariffs and trade war following NAFTA renegotiation. wsws.org 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.

splcenter (2018-10-02). Bond hearings: What immigration courts should consider. splcenter.org The primary factors immigration judges should consider in bond proceedings are similar to those in the criminal justice system. The law instructs detained immigrants to show the court he or she does not pose a public safety risk and is not a flight risk warranting confinement.

David Swanson (2018-10-02). 17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong. counterpunch.org 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 More

wsws (2018-10-02). Iran fires missiles at Islamist "rebels" as US vows to remain in Syria. wsws.org Washington and Tehran, already at odds over escalating US sanctions, are coming into increasing conflict over military operations in Syria.

Patrick Cockburn (2018-10-02). With ISIS Defeated, Trump Targets Iran. counterpunch.org 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 More

wsws (2018-10-02). Indonesian tsunami relief grossly inadequate as death toll tops 1,200. wsws.org Among survivors, there is growing outrage over the lack of assistance and the absence of a functioning tsunami warning system.

Shared by Ben NortonAaron Maté (2018-10-02). Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI. therealnews.com 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

RT (2018-10-01). #NotHer: Kellyanne Conway's sex assault story doesn't matter, because she's on the wrong side. rt.com 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. |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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