2018-10-10: Social Media Postees

The IPCC'S Final Warnings of Extreme Global Warming
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicate that global temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures would constitute a threshold the planet cannot cross without suffering the worst effects of climate change. Yet according to the U.N. … | The post The IPCC'S Final Warnings of Extreme Global Warming appeared first on Global Research.
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Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts
Shared by Dharna Noor | therealnews.com | 2018-10-10
A new report from the world's leading body on climate change says we could see catastrophic global warming by 2030, and climate scientist Michael Mann says their predictions are too conservative | The post Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts appeared first on The Real News Network.
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As Nikki Haley Resigns, Critics Forced to Clarify That "Pro-War, Pro-Imperialist" Sycophant for Trump Is No "Moderate"
Jon Queally | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley "was probably the most pro-war, pro-imperialist high-ranking Trump official, and therefore the most beloved Trump official by the war-loving U.S. media. She held every conventional foreign policy view that has generated so much … | The post As Nikki Haley Resigns, Critics Forced to Clarify That "Pro-War, Pro-Imperialist" Sycophant for Trump Is No "Moderate" appeared first on
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Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-10
A new report from the world's leading body on climate change says we could see catastrophic global warming by 2030, and climate scientist Michael Mann says their predictions are too conservative | The post Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change. | The post Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: The Pentagon's Insect Army
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
Swarms of insects, transporting genetically modified infectious viruses, attack the agricultural crops of a country and destroy its food production – this is not a science-fiction scenario, but a plan that is actually being prepared by DARPA, the Pentagon's Defense … | The post Video: The Pentagon's Insect Army appeared first on Global Research.
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Climate of Fear: Global Warming Alarmists Intimidate Dissenting Scientists into Silence
Prof. Richard Lindzen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
To understand the misconceptions perpetuated about climate science and the climate of intimidation, one needs to grasp some of the complex underlying scientific issues. | The post Climate of Fear: Global Warming Alarmists Intimidate Dissenting Scientists into Silence appeared first on Global Research.
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Time For The Sans-Culottes To Rise Up Against Washington's Insanity
Philip Giraldi | iranian.com | 2018-10-10
On October 21st there will be a Women's March on the Pentagon hosted by the Global Women's Peace Action. My wife and many of our friends will be going and even I will tag along in support in spite of my gender. We participate with some reservations as we have only demonstrated publicly twice since 9/11, once opposing […] | The post Time For The Sans-Culottes To Rise Up Against Washington's Insanity appeared first on The Iranian.
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UN report warns of catastrophic consequences of climate change within 20 years
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-10
The increasingly dire warnings from scientists about the impact of human-caused global warming stand in stark contrast with the tepid and complacent response of world governments.
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The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the hypocrisy of the New York Times
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-10
If true, the murder of Khashoggi will join a long list of savage crimes by the Saudi regime, very few of which have troubled the Times.
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Saudis Instructed Turkish Consulate Staff To Take Day Off On Date Khashoggi Disappeared
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-10-10
Turkish staff at Saudi consulate were told that the reason was an important diplomatic meeting in the building, security sources told MEE The Saudi consulate in Istanbul asked its locally hired Turkish staff members not to come into work on the day Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, Turkish security sources have confirmed to Middle East Eye. […] | The post Saudis Instructed Turkish Consulate Staff To Take Day Off On Date Khashoggi Disappeared appeared fi…
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'With us, or against us': Nikki Haley's top threats & accusations at UN
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
From bullying countries into voting in line with Washington to proclaiming that the US and Russia will never be friends, retiring US ambassador Nikki Haley has said a lot of eyebrow-raising things at the UN. Here are some of them.
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Toward a New US Foreign Policy
Tom Gallagher | indybay.org | 2018-10-10
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10th Annual Peace and Justice Awards Dinner
MDPJC | indybay.org | 2018-10-10
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Islamophobia Under Trump: The New McCarthyism
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-10-10
Tese days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell's 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the Party is able to erase history, sending old newspaper articles down the Ministry of Truth's "memory hole" and […] | The post Islamophobia Under Trump: The New McCarthyism appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy.
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The US Has No Legitimate Reason To Impose New Sanctions On Iran
Vijay Prashad | iranian.com | 2018-10-10
The UN's position against Iran is in bad faith. All the member states and the UN secretariat know that Iran has no nuclear weapons programme. Yet, they have allowed the US and Israel to push against Iran. A friend in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling establishment […] | The post The US Has No Legitimate Reason To Impose New Sanctions On Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Islamophobia Under Trump: The New McCarthyism
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-10-09
These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell's 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the Party is able to erase history, sending old newspaper articles down the Ministry of Truth's "memory hole" and so ensuring that, in the public mind, the enemy of the moment was always the enemy. Today, there is one constant, though. The Trump administration has made Muslims our enemy of the first order and, in its Islamophobia, is reinforced by an ugly resurgence of fascism in Germany, Italy, Hungary, a…
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Climate Alarm: 'Most Important Years in History'
Karl Mathiesen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. | Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far reaching and once-avoidable … | The post Climate Alarm: 'Most Important Years in History' appeared first on Global Research.
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Organizers Say Kavanaugh Isn't "Above the Law" as Petitions to Impeach Him Surge
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-10-09
Surging towards its goal of 200,000 signatures since it was launched over the weekend, a petition calling for the impeachment of newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — just one among others circulating — has already garnered nearly 80 percent of its goal in just over two days. | "Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of sexual assault and lying under oath in 2004, 2006 and at least 30 times during his Supreme Court confirmation hear…
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What Is the Best Solution to the Ukrainian Crisis?
DVBS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
The current Ukrainian crisis and, in fact, the civil war which started at the very end of 2013 are grounded in for decades lasting internal interregional antagonisms between the western and the eastern regions of Ukraine. The crisis is fully … | The post What Is the Best Solution to the Ukrainian Crisis? appeared first on Global Research.
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Hurricane Michael Intensifies to Category 3, Aims at Florida
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-09
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. | Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. | While Florence took five days between the time it turne…
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Brazil's Eroding Democracy: Rise of Far-Right Demagogue Follows Ouster of Dilma & Jailing of Lula
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-09
In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil in a far more decisive victory than expected. The former Army officer has a long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship. He will now face Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in a runoff on October 28. Haddad won 29 percent of the vote Sunday. Many are warning that the future of democracy in Brazil hangs in the balance. We speak with Maria L…
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Did the Saudis Kidnap and Murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
On October 2, prominent Saudi journalist/critic Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi kingdom's Istanbul, Turkey consulate, needing documents for his upcoming wedding, scheduled for this week. | He hasn't been seen or heard from since, likely victimized by foul play. Turkish … | The post Did the Saudis Kidnap and Murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi? appeared first on Global Research.
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2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-09
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang over the weekend in talks meant to further steps toward nuclear disarmament. Pompeo hailed the meeting as a success, saying both sides were "pretty close" to agreeing to details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. He also told reporters Kim has agreed to let international inspectors into a North Korean missile engine test facility and nuclear testing site where the country conducted its six nuclear tests. However, Pompeo did not say whether North Korea would allow inspectors to visit a site where the count…
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Court Decision Reveals Clues About Mueller's Russia Investigation — And Shows He Still Has Secret Leads Concealed from the Public
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
There's still much we don't know. | While recent reports that two of special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have left his team after its recent successes led some to suspect that the Russia investigation is winding down, a new court decision reveals that there's still much about the investigation that the public doesn't know. In response to a petition from several media outlets to obtain the search warrants used to gather evi. . .
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Former FBI Agent Explains Why Mueller's Russia Investigation Is Unstoppable — Even If Trump Fires Rod Rosenstein
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
To begin with, there is no such thing as a single 'Russia investigation. ' | Writing for the Washington Post, a former FBI agent who specialized in counter-intelligence said that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian involvement into Donald Trump's presidential campaign is virtually unsto. . .
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We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change, Says Climate Expert
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-10-09
A new report from the United Nations' climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty. The sweeping report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urges immediate and unprecedented changes to global policy in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. We speak with Kevin Anderson, Zennstrà∂m professor in climate change leadership at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University and cha…
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Cruel Immigration Policies Tear Apart Southeast Asian American Families
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-09
When she was just a year old, Janit Saechao was cruelly separated from her father, who had just finished serving a prison sentence in the US. Many years ago, her family had come to the United States as refugees from the US's secret war in Laos, hoping to make a better life for themselves. Yet, after her father was detained, Janit had only her mother to raise her. By the time her father returned home, she barely knew him. She struggled for years to understand what had happened and figure out how her father would fit into her life. "I'm happy you're ho…
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Don't Let Your News Be Silenced – Support Global Research
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
The world is changing – but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research brings independent, real information from investigative reporters, academics, witnesses and anti-war activists. We provide a platform for global news and analysis, free from hidden agendas, corporate … | The post Don't Let Your News Be Silenced – Support Global Research appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria and the S-300: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-09
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent." — Gore Vidal | One of the most amusing elements of the current anti-Russian hysteria produced by U.S. state/corporate propagandists is the notion that Russia is this bold, aggressive challenger to "U.S. and Western interests" when the reality has always been the opposite. In the tumultuous period after the Soviet Union disintegrated, the Russian Federation emerged as the dominant power under t…
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Aux Barricades Mes Enfants! The Insanity of US Foreign Policy. The Danger of War
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
On October 21st there will be a Women's March on the Pentagon hosted by the Global Women's Peace Action. My wife and many of our friends will be going and even I will tag along in support in spite … | The post Aux Barricades Mes Enfants! The Insanity of US Foreign Policy. The Danger of War appeared first on Global Research.
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Climate Scientist: As U.N. Warns of Global Catastrophe, We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-09
A new report from the United Nations' climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty. The sweeping report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urges immediate and unprecedented changes to global policy in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 ∫C. We speak with Kevin Anderson, Zennstrà∂m professor in climate change leadership at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University and chair of ener…
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Unhinged Tucker Carlson Compares Democratic Criticism of Brett Kavanaugh to Rwandan Genocide
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
Tucker Carlson is increasingly seeing a race war in everything Democrats do. | The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has prompted a surge of anger from Democrats, based on his extremist, partisan agenda, repeated lies. . .
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Demand Action in Response to Climate Scientists' Urgent Warnings
NationAction | thenation.com | 2018-10-09
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Growing US Hostility towards China: US Pacific Fleet Show of Force in the South China Sea. Frosty Pompeo Reception in Beijing
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-09
Deepening US hostility toward China is all about wanting to curb its growing economic, financial, and military might. | It's about Washington's imperial aims, wanting dominance over all other nations, its opposition to mutual cooperation and multi-world polarity, its rage to … | The post Growing US Hostility towards China: US Pacific Fleet Show of Force in the South China Sea. Frosty Pompeo Reception in Beijing appeared fir…
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How Badly is Trump's Trade War Hurting China?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-09
I know it's considered bad manners to bring data into an economic debate, but after seeing numerous stories telling us how bad China's economy has been hit by Trump's tariffs (e.g. this NYT piece), I thought it was worth looking at the numbers. In the first eight months of 2018, China's exports to the US were…
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The US Has No Legitimate Reason to Impose New Sanctions on Iran
Vijay Prashad | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-09
The UN's position against Iran is in bad faith. All the member states and the UN secretariat know that Iran has no nuclear weapons programme. Yet, they have allowed the US and Israel to push against Iran. | The post The US Has No Legitimate Reason to Impose New Sanctions on Iran appeared first on MintPress News.
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Cracks in the House of Saud
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-09
Saudi strengths and weaknesses may have been long debated but the Kingdom's vulnerabilities have seldom been so starkly on display as they were last Tuesday because the coincidence of two very different events. Before a rally in Mississippi, President Trump stated — brutally and without qualification — the dependence of the Saudi monarchy on US support and the price it must pay for such backing.
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There is No Legitimate Reason to Impose Sanctions on Iran
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-09
The United States unilaterally walked away from the nuclear agreement earlier this year, which provoked Iran to sue the US in the International Court of Justice. This week, the Court ruled in Iran's favour. My friends in Tehran say that they would have been surprised if the Court had not ruled on Iran's behalf. There was no reason why the US should have withdrawn from the 2015 agreement nor why the US should threaten to increase sanctions on 5 November. The International Atomic Energy Agency's Nuclear Security Report (2018) notes, 'Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive…
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Justices Go to Cocktail Parties and Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-09
The emotional outrage over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court raised numerous questions about who determines what is right or wrong. Kavanaugh's defense — superbly satirized by Matt Damon on Saturday Night Live– was an equally emotional counter-attack to defend his reputation. After Kavanaugh had passed examination of his legal qualifications, allegations…
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Far-Right Demagogue Follows Rousseff's Ouster and Lula's Jailing in Brazil
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-10-09
In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil in a far more decisive victory than expected. The former army officer has a long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship. He will now face Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers Party in a runoff on October 28. Haddad won 29 percent of the vote Sunday. Many are warning that the future of democracy in Brazil hangs in the balance. We speak with Maria…
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Iranian Navy's Fleet Takes Delivery Of New Missile-Launching Warship
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
The Iranian Navy's fleet in the Sea of Oman took delivery of a new missile-launching warship dubbed Konarak on Monday. In a ceremony at a naval base in Iran's southeastern port city of Konarak, the military vessel of the same name came into service. Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and a number of local […] | The post Iranian Navy's Fleet Takes Delivery Of New Missile-Launching Warship appeared first on The Iranian.
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Why US Sanctions Won't Change Iran's Foreign Policy
Maysam Behravesh | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
The messages from Tehran are stark. On October 1, Iranian forces fired six missiles at Daesh positions in eastern Syria. The weapons landed within three miles of US troops in the country; one missile shown on Iranian state television carried the slogan: "Death to America, "Death to Israel, Death to al Saud." A statement by […] | The post Why US Sanctions Won't Change Iran's Foreign Policy appeared first on The Iranian.
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US-Saudi Relations Enter Unchartered Waters
M. K. Bhadrakumar | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
The disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in mysterious circumstances while on a visit to his country's consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday still remains unexplained. The plot is thickening by the day. The latest reports suggest that he may not even be alive. The Istanbul Prosecutor has ordered an investigation. President Recep Erdogan has […] | The post US-Saudi Relations Enter Unchartered Waters appeared first on The Iranian.
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Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to Civilization, New U.N. Report Concludes
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2018-10-09
Around the middle of the last century, the chemical DDT was found to pose a risk to human and animal health. The ultimate response — after a prolonged fight between environmentalists and the chemical industry — was a federal ban on all uses of the substance found to be unsafe. | On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a daunting report, suggesting that we are currently on track for around 3 degrees Celsius of warming caused by gre…
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Iran's Access To SWIFT Being Debated In Washington
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
The Washington Free Beacon reports that some in the U.S. Treasury Department are trying to save Iran's access to SWIFT, which can help Tehran to maintain access to the world banking and financial network. SWIFT is a system that enables its nearly 10,000 institutional members around the world to securely transfer money around the globe. During the […] | The post Iran's Access To SWIFT Being Debated In Washington appeared first on The Iranian.
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Critics use alleged murder of Saudi journalist…to bash Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
The disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday has offered pundits a golden opportunity to pin the blame on their favorite target: Donald Trump.
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Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance Proves Saudi Arabia Is A Rogue State
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
If the Saudi regime has murdered Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman will be confirmed as the head of a rogue state deploying murderous strategies outside its borders The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul is still unresolved a week after his visit to the Saudi consulate, where he wanted to obtain documents for […] | The post Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance Proves Saudi Arabia Is A Rogue State appeared first on The Iranian.
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Was Khosrow Parviz Responsible For The Arab Conquest Of The Sassanid Empire?
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-10-09
Prophet Mohammad and Khosrow Parviz were born only months apart (570, 571 A.D) and both died within a few years of each other. Arab tradition has it that Mohammad in a letter to Khosrow asked for his submission but he tore the letter to pieces. As far as Khosrow Parviz was concerned there were only […] | The post Was Khosrow Parviz Responsible For The Arab Conquest Of The Sassanid Empire? appeared first on The Iranian.
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No proof of Russian meddling in 2018 midterms? Not YET, says Daily Beast in conspiracy-laden report
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
Even the absence of alleged Moscow interference is now worthy of a pearl-clutching "exclusive" report: the Daily Beast says there's no evidence of Russia's hand in the upcoming midterm elections — but you still should be paranoid.
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Here's Why I Love Iran — Even When My Country Sees It as an Enemy
Kelly Curry, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran. | I was living in Harlem. It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited. Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years. We always said our meeting was destined. As the only two kids of color–I am Black American and he is Persian–in an otherwise all-white Women. . .
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Journalist reported tortured and slain in Saudi consulate in Istanbul
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-09
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi a week ago is further confirmation of the barbaric character of Washington's closest ally in the Arab world.
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Alleged Saudi Murder of Washington Post Columnist Prompts Calls to Halt U.S. Relations with Regime
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-08
Fears are growing over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkish officials say they believe was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States, entered the Saudi Consulate in Turkey seeking a document he needed to get married and has not been seen since. The Washington Post reports a Turkish investigation has revealed that a group of about 15 Saudi men traveled to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi as he visited the consulate. Saudi officials have denied the report and say they don…
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Could the Murder of WaPo Journalist Finally Put a Crack in US Support of Saudi Arabia?
Jon Queally | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-08
"If this is true – that the Saudis lured a U.S. resident into their consulate and murdered him – it should represent a fundamental break in our relationship with Saudi Arabia," declared Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in response. | The post Could the Murder of WaPo Journalist Finally Put a Crack in US Support of Saudi Arabia? appeared first on MintPress News.
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WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia's PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-08
For much of the past 15 years, The Washington Post has repeatedly published reports that essentially amount to press releases for the Saudi government promoting Saudi government "reforms." | The post WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia's PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist appeared first on MintPress News.
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Omidyar's Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-08
Despite promoting itself as an "independent" and open-source investigation site, Bellingcat has received a significant portion of its funding from Google, which is also one of the most powerful U.S. military contractors and whose rise to prominence was directly aided by the CIA. | The post Omidyar's Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat appeared first on MintPress News.
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Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-08
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent." — Gore Vidal One of the most amusing elements of the current anti-Russian hysteria produced by U.S. state/corporate propagandists is…
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Yikes!
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2018-10-08
I'm supposed to be writing about how hiring disabled people is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. But I'm not comfortable carrying that message.
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Marketing War: the Incessant Drumbeat of Mortal Danger
Paul Atwood | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-08
The claim that the national security of the United States requires that more than half the nation's discretionary budget must be devoted to the maintenance of armies, global strategic bases and massive armaments is false. Until we can convince the majority of the public of this fiction, and surmount the wall of disinformation, nothing will change and we will continue down the road to a hellish future.
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Abramovich's ex-wife and kids living in Manhattan mansion owned by Russian tycoon Deripaska – report
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-08
Washington has seized Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska's US-based assets including a five-storey Manhattan mansion — but in a surprising twist, reportedly found the ex-wife and children of Roman Abramovich living at the property.
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Squeezing Iran: The Iranian Perspective
Mehdi Kia | iranian.com | 2018-10-08
Mehdi Kia: In the first part of the interview we talked of the evolving line-ups in the Middle East in the backdrop of recent massive changes in the global order brought about by the end of the US-led unipolar world. Can we turn now to the challenges facing the Islamic Republic of Iran today and the […] | The post Squeezing Iran: The Iranian Perspective appeared first on The Iranian.
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Tehran Says Saudi Arabia Unable To Replace Lost Iranian Oil
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-08
Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has dismissed as "nonsense" claims by the Saudi crown prince that Saudi Arabia can replace sanctions-hit Iranian oil in the market. "(Mohammed) bin Salman's remarks and such bragging can only satisfy (U.S. President Donald) Trump. No one else will believe him. Iran's oil cannot be replaced by Saudi Arabia nor […] | The post Tehran Says Saudi Arabia Unable To Replace Lost Iranian Oil appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/10/08/saudi-ara…

Flash Floods In Northern Iran
Mehr News | iranian.com | 2018-10-08
Heavy rain in the north of Iran has caused floods that have left trail of destruction in many villages and about 27 cities. The rivers have burst their banks in several locations causing damages to bridges over them and sweeping away fields and peoples' houses. Some 9 people have so far been reported killed while […] | The post Flash Floods In Northern Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/10/08/flash-flo…

Eighteen-year-old found hanged in northern Wisconsin jail
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
The tragic and preventable deaths in Wisconsin Rapids reflect an upward trend in suicides throughout the United States' overcrowded, backlogged and brutal jail and prison system.
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Damien Chazelle's First Man: Reduced in space–and opera singer Maria Callas, the Afghanistan war, small-town America
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
Damien Chazelle's First Man–which opens in the US October 12–focuses on US astronaut Neil Armstrong and his role in Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

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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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…
therealnews.com/stories/failed-r…

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.
theintercept.com/2018/10/07/isra…

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.
rt.com/usa/440520-vietnam-nuclea…

At Secretive Retreat, Evangelicals Celebrate Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-10-07
Members of the Council for National Policy gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend and discussed the path forward with Kavanaugh on the bench. | The post At Secretive Retreat, Evangelicals Celebrate Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/10/07/bret…

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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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.
rt.com/usa/440481-us-shoot-down-…

Saudi Women Who Fought for the Right to Drive Are Disappearing and Going Into Exile
Sarah Aziza | theintercept.com | 2018-10-06
Despite promises of reform, Saudi Arabia is escalating its assault on civil society — and, for the first time, women have become its primary targets. | The post Saudi Women Who Fought for the Right to Drive Are Disappearing and Going Into Exile appeared first on The Intercept.
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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.
rt.com/news/440508-camp-ai-milit…

Deconstructed Episode Special: The Right Won the Battle Over Brett 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 Deconstructed Episode Special: The Right Won the Battle Over Brett Kavanaugh. Can the Left Win the War? appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/10/06/epis…

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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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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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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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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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…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/05/fasc…

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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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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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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#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.
rt.com/usa/440419-icymi-kavanaug…

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…

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.
rt.com/usa/440367-darpa-insect-a…

'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.
rt.com/usa/440390-trump-putin-bo…

Is Saudi Arabia the Middle East's Next Failed State?
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-04
Ibn Khaldun–the famous Tunisian historian, geographer and social theorist–believed that decadence leads to collapse for Muslim dynasties. Such a scenario may be playing out with the Saudis, reports Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News Reports are growing… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/04/is…

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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'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…

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-…

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…

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.
rt.com/usa/440364-pentagons-self…

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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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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14080

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,…
aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/w…

More Cold War Extremism and Crises
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2018-10-03
More Cold War Extremism and Crises…
thenation.com/article/more-cold-…

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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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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/3/m…

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