2018-10-07: Social Media Postees

Protest Blue Angels and Fleet Week
Codepink | indybay.org | 2018-10-07
Meet at 1: 00 pm on the Marina Green, Marina Blvd and the end of Webster. Look for our boats decorated with peace messages in the bay and those handing out flyers detailing how Blue Angels glamorize and promote war.
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Here Are 7 Things the United Daughters of the Confederacy Do Not Want You to Know About Them
Kali Holloway, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
For starters, they get tax breaks. | It's helpful, in the midst of any conversation about this country's Confederate monuments, to understand who put these things up, which also offers a clue as to why. In large part, the answer to the first question is the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a white Southern women's "heritage" group founded in 1894. Starting 30 years after the Civil War, as historian Karen Cox notes in her 2003 book "
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50.000! We will end coal!
Campact! | indybay.org | 2018-10-07
Was fàºr ein Tag: àúber 50.000 Menschen kamen dieses Wochenende zum Hambacher Wald. In bester Feierlaune. Denn RWE hat vor Gericht eine krachende Niederlage einstecken màºssen. Der uralte Wald darf vorerst nicht gerodet werden.[1] Diese Runde ging an uns, doch die grà∂àüte Auseinandersetzung steht noch bevor — um den Klimakiller Nummer eins: die Braunkohle. Dafàºr war dieser Samstag ein grandioser Auftakt.
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Israel's Gabriella Blum Helped Write the Laws of Drone Warfare. Nearly Two Decades Later, She Has Regrets
Amos Barshad | theintercept.com | 2018-10-07
Israeli lawyers counseled that targeted killings should always be the exception, never the rule. But critical checks on the practice have evaporated. | The post Israel's Gabriella Blum Helped Write the Laws of Drone Warfare. Nearly Two Decades Later, She Has Regrets. appeared first on The Intercept.
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US general made preparations behind president's back to nuke Vietnam, declassified memo shows
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-07
The commander of US forces in Vietnam had devised a secret plan to use nuclear warheads against the communist North during the Vietnam War, before President Johnson halted the ongoing preparations, declassified documents reveal.
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Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Reveals the 'Smoking Gun' on Trump and Russia
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
Washington Post reporter on Trump's "subservience" to Vladimir Putin and the "subversion of American democracy" | It might be the ultimate journalistic cliché to announce that Donald Trump's presidency is not normal. Indeed, it's just as likely that this is what normal looks like now, and that the naked power politics of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation — embraced by Republicans for many reasons, but most of all as a smackdown to feminists and liberals and everyone. . .
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Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion — and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-07
The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism | The post Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion — and Huma…
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EPI Dinner — Racism, Islamophobia and Empire
Ecumenical Peace Institute | indybay.org | 2018-10-07
St John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley CA…
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Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America's National Security
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already. | Washington considers China's significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security. | Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are … | The post Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America's National Security appeared first on Global Res…
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Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion — and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-07
The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism | The post Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion — and Huma…
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Israel to Use F-35 Stealth Warplanes Against Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Installation of Russian S-300 air defense systems compromises Israel's ability to continue waging naked aggression against Syrian targets. | Israeli officials claim the IDF is protecting the country's security — despite no threat from Syria, Iran or any other countries. | It's … | The post Israel to Use F-35 Stealth Warplanes Against Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria
INA | imemc.org | 2018-10-07
On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence …

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

"Preplanned Murder": Turkey Says 15-Member Saudi Hit Team Murdered Journalist Inside Consulate
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-07
In a shocking twist to an already mysterious and bizarre saga, Turkish investigators say they believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after he entered on routine business four days ago. Khashoggi's fiance, who was waiting outside at the time of his disappearance on Tuesday, said he simply never came […] | The post "Preplanned Murder": Turkey Says 15-Member Saudi Hit Team Murdered Journalist Inside Consulate appeared first on
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Expanding Turkey-Iran Cooperation In Syria
Salman Rafi Sheikh | iranian.com | 2018-10-07
Despite numerous western mainstream media predictions about possible conflict of interest between Iran, Turkey and Russia in Syria, this conflict hasn't happened. On the contrary, prospects and possibilities of cooperation continue to increase as the war in Syria nears its end. Its latest illustration can be found in the case of Idlib where Iran did […] | The post Expanding Turkey-Iran Cooperation In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
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Is Saudi Arabia The Middle East's Next Failed State?
Daniel Lazare | iranian.com | 2018-10-07
Reports are growing that Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's hyperactive crown prince, is losing his grip. His economic reform program has stalled since his father, King Salman, nixed plans to privatize 5 percent of Saudi Aramco. The Saudi war in Yemen, which the prince launched in March 2015, is more of a quagmire than ever […] | The post Is Saudi Arabia The Middle East's Next Failed State? appeared first on The Iranian.
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We need to prevent fracking in Australia's Northern Territory
GetUp! | indybay.org | 2018-10-07
By GetUp! – Right now, Australia is barrelling towards its first industrial shale gas field in the Northern Territory — and we know the consequences will be devastating. Earlier this year, under thinly veiled threats from the Federal government, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner lifted the moratorium on fracking in the state.1 | Gunner ignored the concerns of Territorians and dismissed findings from an independent inquiry which labelled fracking "not safe, not trusted and not wanted."2 | www.theguardian.com/environment/…
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Episode Special: The right won the battle over Kavanaugh. Can the left win the war?
Deconstructed | theintercept.com | 2018-10-06
A panel of guests joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Kavanaugh confirmation and how the left should respond. | The post Episode Special: The right won the battle over Kavanaugh. Can the left win the war? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Kremlin suffers defeats in regional elections
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
The electoral upsets that took place in September come as evidence mounts of growing discontent with Russia's ruling party.
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WikiLeaks Exposes New Release Relating To Arms Industry Corruption And War On Yemen
Robert Fantina | iranian.com | 2018-10-06
The wheeling and dealing that occurs in the international arms trade is beyond the comprehension of the average person. The deadly weapons, the political intrigue, the behind-the-scenes maneuverings and the millions upon millions of dollars that are earned, sometimes by a single individual, are beyond belief. We are familiar with a recent case, thanks to […] | The post WikiLeaks Exposes New Release Relating To Arms Industry Corruption And War On Yemen appeared first on…
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Mitch McConnell Just Won the Biggest Battle Yet in His Long War on Democracy
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2018-10-06
Mitch McConnell Just Won the Biggest Battle Yet in His Long War on Democracy…
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India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
In New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, delivery scheduled for 2020 — ignoring the threat of possible US sanctions…. | The post India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat appeared first on Global Research.
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Kerry Says War Chances Rising After US Leaves Iran Deal
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-06
Former secretary of state John Kerry voiced fear Friday of conflict with Iran after the United States pulled out of a denuclearization deal, saying regional leaders had privately pressed him for military strikes. Kerry spearheaded diplomacy that led to the 2015 agreement in which Iran promised Western powers, Russia and China to scale back its […] | The post Kerry Says War Chances Rising After US Leaves Iran Deal appeared first on The Iranian.
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'Why don't that thing have missiles?': Lee Camp on AI and the US military
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-06
The US military's quest for driverless supply trucks is just the tip of the AI-ceberg when it comes to automating its killing machines. Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp takes a humorous, yet thorough look at AI's future of warfare.
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Tired Of America
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-10-06
Lyrics I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down I'm going to a place that has already been disgraced I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down I'm so tired of America I'm gonna make it up for all of The Sunday Times I'm gonna make it up for […] | The post Tired Of America appeared first on The Iranian.
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The US' New National Strategy For Counterterrorism (NSCT) Targets Pakistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
It's not heavily emphasized within the text, but there are more than enough keywords and innuendo to conclude that the US' National Strategy for Counterterrorism is very problematic for Pakistan because it'll likely be wielded as a Hybrid War weapon … | The post The US' New National Strategy For Counterterrorism (NSCT) Targets Pakistan appeared first on Global Research.
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'Fahrenheit 11/9' Aims Straight for Trumpism's Dark, Neoliberal Heart
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-06
At a time when the neoliberal Resistance has embraced the CIA and FBI as heroic organizations supposedly defending our putative democracy from the "Cheeto Mussolini," Michael Moore's new documentary comes as a breath of fresh air. | " Fahrenheit 11/9″ is anything but a superficial tale of a brainless and ineffectual orange marionette catering to the whims of a dastardly Russian bogeyman–that is to say, how MSNBC would have us see Donald Trump. On the contrary, this film is precisely what is needed: an e…
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Trump signs law allowing US authorities to shoot down private drones without warrants
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-06
US authorities are now allowed to shoot down personal drones if they deem them to be a threat, thanks to a new bill which has been signed by President Donald Trump. But critics say the law could be easily abused.
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Syria's No-fly Zone
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the promised S-300 air defence system has been delivered to Syria with the Karushka 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment, to boost the safety of Russia's military personnel and facilities. … | The post Syria's No-fly Zone appeared first on Global Research.
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Afghan Government Rejects Blackwater Plan to Outsource War
Alwaght | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
The Afghan government has outlawed and denounced as 'destructive and divisive' a proposal by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, to privatize the 17-year-old war in the Asian country. | Erik Prince promoted his proposal on Kabul last week for … | The post Afghan Government Rejects Blackwater Plan to Outsource War appeared first on Global Research.
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Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada: A Conversation with Yves Engler
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
"We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and … | The post Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada: A Conversation with Yves Engler appeared first on Global Research.
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PLO Learned Bitter Oslo Lesson: Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-06
The actual reality in Palestine today is a direct result of the Oslo Accords and is precisely what Israel had always wanted: deeper and more entrenched Israeli control over the lives, land and resources in Palestine, while maintaining the appearance of a peace process, for the failure of which the Palestinians are to blame. | The post PLO Learned Bitter Oslo Lesson: Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers appeared first on Mint…
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Russia's S-400 Air Defense System: Turkey Fell Victim But India Escaped US Sanctions?
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In recent developments, New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, "Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, … | The post Russia's S-400 Air Defense System: Turkey Fell Victim But India Escaped US Sanctions? appeared first on Global Research.
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Kavanaugh Confirmed, 50-48, in Near Party-Line Vote
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-06
WASHINGTON — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides. | The near party-line vote was 50-48, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago — which he emphatically denied. Those claims magnified the clash from a routine Supreme Court struggle over…
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Canada: The unions' suppression of the 1995–97 anti-Harris movement: Political lessons for today
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
Workers entering struggle against Doug Ford's class-war assault must draw a political balance sheet of the last mass movement against an Ontario Conservative government and its strangling by the unions.
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India To Keep Buying Iranian Oil Despite U.S. Sanctions — Sources
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-06
India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating that the world's third-biggest oil importer is to continue purchasing crude from the Islamic republic despite U.S. sanctions coming into force on Nov. 4. "Refiners have placed November nominations to lift 1.25 million tonnes (about 9 million barrels) of […] | The post India To Keep Buying Iranian Oil Despite U.S. Sanctions — Sources appeared first on The Iranian.
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Video: Trump's Trade War and Escalation of US-China Standoff. Rising Tensions in the Economic, Diplomatic and Military Spheres
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
Tensions between the US and China are rising in the economic, diplomatic and military spheres. The economic policy of the administration of US President Donald Trump as well as the US strategy aimed at deterring growing Chinese military capabilities in … | The post Video: Trump's Trade War and Escalation of US-China Standoff. Rising Tensions in the Economic, Diplomatic and Military Spheres appeared first on
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It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Sylvia Anne Matheson (1916-2006)
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-10-06
Sylvia Anne Terry -Smith was born in London, 1916. She married to Angus Matheson and later to Henry Schofield with whom she lived in Iran from 1965 to 1979. Sylvia's fascination with India began when she was still a child. She saved her pocket money and bought Hugo's Hindustani in Three Months without a Master […] | The post It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Sylvia Anne Matheson (1916-2006) appeared first on The Iranian.
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Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-05
After a landmark year for the "Me Too" movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women's rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999. The clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was kidnapped and held…
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US Counter Terrorism Strategy Puts New Focus On Iran And Proxies
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs in a new US counterterrorism strategy document released on Thursday that further increases the pressure from Washington on Tehran, Reuters reports. The strategy, unveiled by National Security Adviser John Bolton, is the first issued since 2011 when the Obama administration's view of counterterrorism […] | The post US Counter Terrorism Strategy Puts New Focus On Iran And Proxies appeared first on
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The Kavanaugh Affair
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Photo Source the White House | CC BY 2.0 | Liberals! Some perspective please! | Donald Trump is the least fit and most corrupt American president in modern times, if not — depending on how slavery factors in, and on what we make of Andrew Johnson and the mid-nineteenth century presidents whose tenure led up to the Civil War — since the founding of the republic. | But if the metric is damage…
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Fascism's Return to Italy
Michael Leonardi | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The arrest of Domenico Lucano, the revolutionary Italian mayor of Riace, Calabria noted for welcoming immigrants with a utopian vison for human dignity and peaceful coexistence. Riace (pronounced Riach with a long A at the end) is a small Calabrian town in the south of Italy on the Ionian Sea. This area of Calabria is…
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US Senate sets first vote on Kavanaugh nomination
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
The Democratic Party is focusing solely on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as the Republicans move forward to a vote on the right-wing nominee.
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The Colonizer Protests Too Much
Steve Stallone | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
As important as the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is to conservatives in cementing their hard majority for decades, it may be just as much a defining battle in our cultural war and gender relations. The noise you're hearing is the cry of millions whose mouths are being covered and whose breathing…
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The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-05
Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland's Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward | The post The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'I would do very well': Golf enthusiast Trump brags he could beat Putin in boxing match (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
Donald Trump declared he would have a good chance against judo black belt Vladimir Putin in a hypothetical boxing match, during some off-script boasting at a Minnesota political rally.
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Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to 'save crops'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
A US military program dubbed 'Insect Allies' could be used as a biological weapon, a group of European scientists warns. The Pentagon's research arm claims they are intended to defend crops, but doesn't deny 'dual-use' potential.
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Empire of Fraud, Made in America
Nicholas Levis | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Lest it be washed out by the next Spectacle, allow me to summarize the most important article yet about the Life of Trump, and to make explicit a couple of the explosive points that the New York Times only implies. On the front end, Fred Trump's fortune drew from decades of post-World War II federal…
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Drought-Laden Rainforests
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The world's rainforests are under attack at a rate of 2.5 acres per second. Global warming and clear-cutting for growing palm oil and raising cattle are some of the biggest annihilators. The repercussions are devastating. For example, one of the consequences is harmful alteration of hydrological cycles for major grain-growing regions of the planet. But,…
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#ICYMI: Kavanaugh v Ford, choose your side on the new frontline of culture wars (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's choice for Supreme Court Justice, is still in line for one of the most influential jobs in the US despite fighting off allegations of sexual assault.
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Israel: S-300 Will Not Protect Iranian Forces In Syria
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
Israel claims that the S-300 system delivered to the Syrian military will not defend Iranian forces in the country from Israeli attacks. "We have made it clear to the Russians at the highest levels in recent days that we have no interest in confronting Russia or Syria," Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi stated according […] | The post Israel: S-300 Will Not Protect Iranian Forces In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
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Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel
leili | bdsmovement.net | 2018-10-05
Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel: UpdateA Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who suppor…
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That Time Churchill Wanted to Start World War III, Before World War II was Even Over
RS Ahthion | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
As the great industrial slaughter of human beings that was World War 2 came to an end and Germany was being divided the British government was drawing up plans to re-arm the Nazi's and along with the Americans, plan a surprise attack against the Soviet Union. The target date for this incredible insanity was July…
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GOP Senator's Hometown Paper Rips His 'Medieval Attitude Toward All Women as Sex Objects' in Devastating Op-Ed
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Republican in history. | The Salt Lake TribuneEditorial Board has launched what may be a historic attack on its vaunted U. S. Senator, Republican Orrin Hatch. The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Repub. . .
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It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-10-05
It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan…
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Toward a Socialist Land Ethic: the Foundation of an Ecosocialist Future
Nate Owen | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
There will be no future on a dead planet, socialist or otherwise. If the left is to seize power and bring our planet into the rational egalitarian age we envision, we will need to simultaneously tackle a host of environmental crises. Failure to do so will mean that our project is doomed from the onset.
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Netanyahu: More Lying at the United Nations
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on September 27, took his dog-and-pony show to the United Nations General Assembly, and advised the world that he knew of a secret site of Iran's (non-existent) nuclear weapons facility. He urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to immediately rush to that site, discover the horrible weapons, and thus…
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Russian Oligarchs are a Problem, But Let's Not Forget American Ones
Andrew J. Wood | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Oligarchs the world over have long been destabilizing economies and shaping governing bodies for their own benefit. For instance, if we turn to the supposed 'birth of democracy' in Ancient Athens, elites (called 'citizens') of the polis ruled over the mass populace (the common people of the hoi polloi). Plato had instilled in many Greeks…
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The Trouble With 'Preventing Palestine'
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-05
Seth Anziska's new book on the Arab-Israeli "peace process" is a useful primer on the conflict, but it does not fully examine the paradox of the Carter administration's solution that we are still living with, argues As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad… Read more ?…
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While being arrested at McDonald's workers demo, Rev. Barber gets 'genius grant'
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-05
CHICAGO–At the very moment he was getting one of the world's most prestigious awards–a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant"–Rev. William Barber, co-leader of the New Poor People's Campaign, was getting arrested in Chicago's Loop while demanding McDonald's workers get $15 an hou…
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Saudi MBC Launching New TV Channel For Iran's 'Youth'
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
Saudi Arabia owned Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will launch a Persian TV channel on Saturday, October 6, Arab News reports. Since the majority of the Iranian population are under thirty, the Dubai based MBC, targets the youth in Iran. The new channel is scheduled to initially beam subtitled and dubbed soap operas, comedies, talent […] | The post Saudi MBC Launching New TV Channel For Iran's 'Youth' appeared first on The Iranian.
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UN Panel: Saudi Arabia and UAE "Interfering" in Documentation of Yemen War Crimes
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-05
Since the UN panel released its critical report in August, its leader Kamel Jendoubi asserts that the Saudi coalition has been directly interfering with the panel's activities in regards to documenting alleged war crimes in Yemen. | The post UN Panel: Saudi Arabia and UAE "Interfering" in Documentation of Yemen War Crimes appeared first on MintPress News.
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Russia's New Missile Defense System in Syria May Change Balance of Power in Middle East
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Russia has completed delivery of a S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in a move likely to change the balance of forces in the skies over the Syrian battlefields. "The work was finished a day ago," Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a meeting broadcast on television. The decision to supply the sophisticated anti-aircraft system…
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What's Really Going On Behind the "Secret" Saudi-Russia Oil Deal
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-05
The revelation that Russia worked privately with the Saudis "on Trump's order" to aid the U.S. effort to halt Iranian oil exports without causing a supply shock seems to contradict Russia's public promise to defend Iran's economy against aggressive U.S. sanctions. | The post What's Really Going On Behind the "Secret" Saudi-Russia Oil Deal appeared first on MintPress News.
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US Counterterrorism Strategy Puts New Focus on Iran and Proxies
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-05
The strategy is the first issued since 2011 when the Obama administration's view of counterterrorism was focused almost exclusively on the threat posed by al Qaeda after the death of its founder, Osama bin Laden. | The post US Counterterrorism Strategy Puts New Focus on Iran and Proxies appeared first on MintPress News.
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US, UK and NATO allies ramp up anti-Russia offensive over "cyber spying" and Skripals
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
To frame the demand for the seven arrests, the US utilised all the material gathered by its NATO allies against Russia over the Skripal/novichok affair.
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Britain and the Black Gold of Mesopotamia
Jacques R. Pauwels | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The First World War was a contest between two blocs of imperialist powers, whereby a major goal was the acquisition, preservation, and/or aggrandizement of territories — in Europe and worldwide — considered to be of vital importance for the national economy of these powers, mostly because they contained raw materials such as petroleum. We have…
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Journalist explains why US doesn't need hackers to control the world, and it's hard to disagree
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
'Russian hackers' have become the go-to bogeymen for Washington. There's little mention of American hackers though — probably because they aren't needed, since most of the internet is a branch of US intelligence.
rt.com/usa/440462-us-doesnt-need…

On Russian TV, Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of "the Plague of Malignant Feminism"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-10-05
Russian state TV describes Brett Kavanaugh as a victim of a global feminist pandemic that has previously felled Harvey Weinstein and Cristiano Ronaldo. | The post On Russian TV, Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of "the Plague of Malignant Feminism" appeared first on The Intercept.
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Mueller probe winding down? Prosecutors leave team while proof of 'Russia collusion' remains elusive
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
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.
rt.com/usa/440328-mueller-probe-…

International Court of Justice strikes down US sanctions against Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-04
The International Court of Justice has no power to enforce its decision, and US officials immediately made clear they will defy the ICJ ruling.
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'Wake up people!': Cyber expert McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
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.
rt.com/usa/440333-mcafee-warning…

Pentagon's 'self-defense' means war anywhere, any time. But there's a call to regulate war powers
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A post-9/11 act grants the president authority to wage foreign wars with few restrictions. However, Democrats want the Pentagon to explain a lesser-known policy that allows the military to strike almost anywhere, at any time.
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In Letter to Trump, House Democrats Promise to Investigate Brett Kavanaugh for Perjury If Confirmed
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus raised questions about Kavanaugh's potential perjury about his role in Bush-era warrantless surveillance. | The post In Letter to Trump, House Democrats Promise to Investigate Brett Kavanaugh for Perjury If Confirmed appeared first on The Intercept.
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Anti-Semitism as a Sword: The Danger of Undermining Democracy for Israel's Benefit
Ian Berman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-04
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. | The post Anti-Semitism as a Sword: The Danger of Undermining Democracy for Israel's Benefit appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran
John O'Day | fair.org | 2018-10-04
John Bolton (BBC, 9/26/18): "Let my message today be clear: We are watching, and we will come after you." | Three years ago, as Americans debated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran–popularly known as "the Iran deal"–I highlighted a troubling media trend on FAIR.org ( 8/20/15): "For nearly all commentators, r…
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Citing Trump's Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters
Leighton Akio Woodhouse | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
A federal court has suspended the Trump administration's termination of temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of refugees. | The post Citing Trump's Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters appeared first on The Intercept.
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Russian influence & meddling in US 'pales in comparison' with China's, Pence believes
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
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.
rt.com/usa/440274-pence-china-ne…

Beer Warning Alert
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2018-10-03
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.
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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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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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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.
rt.com/usa/440256-clinton-uraniu…

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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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.
rt.com/usa/440236-china-next-ene…

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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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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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.
rt.com/usa/440151-russian-bots-s…

'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…

A history: Asylum in the United States
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-02
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.
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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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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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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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Bond hearings: What immigration courts should consider
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-02
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.
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Due process: Remote immigration prisons impede access to attorneys, chances for success
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-02
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…
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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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Colombia's New Killing Spree
Kimberley Brown | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
The war is over, but its legacy remains–and human rights advocates are being targeted.
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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.
progressive.org/magazine/edge-of…

Where Do We Go From Here?
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
In "An Uncivil War," Greg Sargent looks at the threats to democracy in the era of Trump.
progressive.org/magazine/where-d…

'I Want Us to Be that Party Again'
John Nichols | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward.
progressive.org/magazine/I-Want-…

#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…

'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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