2018-10-28: News Headlines

Global Research News (2018-10-28). Selected Articles: Canada's Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all over …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-28). The Arms Behind the Sydney "Invictus Games". "For our Wounded Warriors" globalresearch.ca The origins of the Invictus Games ("For our Wounded Warriors," goes the slogan) lies in war. Wars that crippled and caused depression and despair. The games became a project of grand distraction and worth, a form of emotional bread for …

teleSUR (2018-10-28). . telesurtv.net Charlione was the son of the National Secretary of the Working Women of CNTRV/CUT. The confederation said in a statement that the victim was shot in a peaceful rally by a Bolsonaro supporter.

CFJPIME (2018-10-28). Ottawa Should End Paradoxical Arms Deal with Saudis. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) calls on Canada to end, once and for all, its arms trade with Saudi Arabia. The brazen murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi authorities in Istanbul further highlights the …

Sue Branford (2018-10-28). The War on Terror is the Reign of Terror. zcomm.org If we are really to face the truth, the political assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is not really the tip of the iceberg. It is standard operating procedure on the part of powers prosecuting the War on Terror…

teleSUR (2018-10-28). Colombian Gov't, University Directors Sign Funding Agreement After Weeks of Protest. telesurtv.net Students, who remain on a strike, were not included in the negotiations and have not announced their plans going forward. next actions.

The Iranian (2018-10-28). US Foreign Policy Mindset In A Nutshell: Ann Coulter Says Trump Should Order US Military To Invade Mexico. iranian.com US Foreign Policy Mindset In A Nutshell: Ann Coulter Says Trump Should Order US Military To Invade Mexico "We didn't ask for Iraq's approval to go in," the controversial conservative pundit told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. What will political commentator/author/proud racist Ann Coulter suggest next, the Israeli approach of snipers killing weaponless men, women […] | The post

ASC (2018-10-28). Songs of Peace, Love and Justice. indybay.org United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz | 250 California St, Santa Cruz…

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-28). Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon Of "Light" Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis. iranian.com Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Iran's "vision of darkness", as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades, reports Reuters. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a US-backed regional bloc against growing Iranian influence in […]

SouthFront (2018-10-28). Iran Threatens To Shoot Down US Military Helicopters In Persian Gulf. iranian.com Iran has threatened to shoot down US military helicopters in the Persian Gulf. The incident took place on October 26 when Iranian fast boats were harassing the US Navy's USS Essex assault ship and at least one other from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, NBC News reported. According to NBC News, six fast inshore attack craft (FIACs) were […]

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-28). How Can You Talk to Kids About Factory Farming? These Books Can Help. truthout.org Many children play with toys that evoke the bucolic life on a farm. And many will likely visit a small local farm, where animals have space and access to sunlight and the outdoors. But most kids are probably not aware that, for the vast majority of farmed animals, life is anything but happy. | Consider the life of a chicken trapped on a factory farm. If she is one of the 9 billion chickens who suffer and die on US factory farms for their meat, she is committed to a life of unending misery, fed an unnatural diet to spur abnor…

Cathy Scott-Clark (2018-10-28). "Still in Solitary Over Here in Baghdad": a Forgotten American's 14-Year Nightmare in Iraq. theintercept.com Shawki Omar's story began as an embodiment of the American Dream. Today, it shows how the so-called war on terror has turned sadistic and extralegal.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-28). The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights. truthout.org Whenever new protest movements emerge, people look to history for lessons from activists and thinkers who came before. We all stand on the shoulders of those who struggled, sacrificed, and organized to push for a more humane society. | #MeToo is one such movement. It has not only raised awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault—particularly of women—but is also an example of what happens when those who are relegated to a second-class citizenship status come together to speak out. | History is filled with courageous and heroic women who launched crusades for women's liberation…

Maan News (2018-10-28). Israel Launches Over 80 Airstrikes Across Gaza (Videos). iranian.com Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting more than 80 sites across the besieged Gaza Strip, on Saturday, as a form of response to 30 rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel, according to the Israeli army. A Ma'an reporter said that Israeli warplanes carried out continuous airstrikes over Gaza since the predawn hours until Saturday morning. […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-28). New Green Strategy: Change the Electorate, Not the Election. truthout.org How little do elected officials care about climate change? Look no further than a recent US Senate hearing about the biggest threats facing the country, where lawmakers asked a single question about global warming during the entire three-hour event. | Sadly, this hearing occurred just days after the world's leading scientific body on climate change warned that the world has a mere dozen years to avoid catastrophic impacts. | Despite the urgenc…

Helmut K. Anheier (2018-10-28). The Decline Of The West, Again. iranian.com In the last century, not a decade has gone by without some proclamation of the West's demise. But one thing sets today's warnings apart: in the economically successful countries of Asia, the world now has a clear alternative to Western-style liberal democracy. These are challenging and unsettling times for the West. The combination of resurgent […]

Yemeni Alliance Committee (2018-10-28). STOP the War in Yemen Protest. indybay.org UN Plaza, SF nearest to 50 Hyde St, SF…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-10-28). On Antisemitism, Critical Thinking, And Conspiracy Theories. iranian.com Today a gunman attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while shouting the words "All Jews must die". The suspect, Robert Bowers, reportedly had a history of making antisemitic posts on social media, and was taken into custody alive with multiple gunshot wounds. As of this writing, eleven people were killed in the attack. I don't have anything interesting or […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-28). US To Reveal 'Deal Of The Century' To Israel Next Week. iranian.com Israeli public radio said on Friday that the US administration would reveal the details of its "Deal of the Century" to Israel next week. US President Donald Trump's envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, is scheduled to travel to the region to meet with Israeli officials and reveal the details of the US plan, Quds […]

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-27). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

INA (2018-10-27). Palestine: What's Working, What's Not. imemc.org Katie Miranda A telesummit with 20 activists, journalists, and more. Join. I first arrived in East Jerusalem during a bitterly cold Palestinian winter in late 2005 to join the International Solidarity Movement.

Staff (2018-10-27). Rockets Fall on Israel, Warplanes Strike in Gaza. truthdig.com GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks. | The fighting followed a bloody day of border protests, in which Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians protesting along the perimeter fence dividing Hamas-ruled Gaza and Israel. The sudden burst of fighting and bloodshed complicated the mission of Egyptian mediators, who have intensified shuttle diplomacy to achieve calm and prevent a full-blown conflict between t…

Peter Koenig (2018-10-27). Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children. globalresearch.ca For three and half years, the Saudi's have waged a horrendous war on Yemen. They have slaughtered tens of thousands of Yemenis, more than 50,000 children died by Saudi air raids with UK supplied bombs, and US supplied war planes…

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2018-10-27). About Politicians who Befriend Criminals in Power. Donald Trump Needs "Enemies" globalresearch.ca "Regrettably, though, the idea of the benevolent autocrat, the just dictator, is being revived in the Arab world." Jamal Khashoggi (1958-2018), Saudi Arabian journalist, a permanent resident of the United States and a Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist, assassinated …

South Front (2018-10-27). US Military Plane Operated UAVs That Attacked Russian Airbase in Syria. globalresearch.ca A US Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane operated 13 unmanned aerial vehicles that attacked Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria on January 6, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said at a plenary session of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on security …

Ben Norton (2018-10-27). Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians in Yemen with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia attacked Yemenis in Hodeida with a laser-guided bomb made by US military contractor Raytheon, as a civilian is killed every three hours on average.

Scott Ritter (2018-10-27). Trump Surrenders to John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control. globalresearch.ca Declaring that "there is a new strategic reality out there," President Donald Trump's hardline national security advisor John Bolton announced during a visit to Moscow earlier this week that the United States would be withdrawing from the 31-year-old Intermediate Nuclear …

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-27). Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic. mintpressnews.com The US-NATO military alliance is preparing for war in the Arctic, and is deliberately provoking Russia by conducting massive hi-tech maneuvers ever-closer to its borders. But the Pentagon and its sub-office in Brussels had better be very careful.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-27). Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare. globalresearch.ca 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-27). The Trump Regime Has Launched a Nuclear Arms Race? globalresearch.ca In response to the Trump regime's unilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty pullout, former Soviet Russia President Mikhail Gorbachev (image below) said the move signals the beginning of a nuclear arms race, saying: | "Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan …

wsws (2018-10-27). Arrest of bomb scare suspect heightens political warfare in Washington. wsws.org The mail bombs are a symptom of a deepening social and political crisis in the United States, the center of world capitalism.

Jon Schwarz (2018-10-27). What Trump and John Bolton Don't Understand About Nuclear War. theintercept.com President Donald Trump's announcement on October 20 that he intends to pull the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was, if nothing else, appropriately timed. On that date exactly 56 years before, President John F. Kennedy abruptly cut short a midterm campaign trip to Illinois because, the White House said, he had a cold. In fact, Kennedy was returning to Washington to address the Cuban missile crisis — the closest humanity has ever come to obliterating itself with a nuclear war. | The INF treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail…

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-27). Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon of "Light" Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Iran's "vision of darkness", as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades, reports Reuters. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a US-backed regional bloc against growing Iranian influence in …

RT (2018-10-27). 'Cowardice': The Simpsons creators criticized after Apu is axed over stereotyping claims. rt.com The creators of the hit cartoon 'The Simpsons' have reportedly cut Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from any future episodes following claims that the long-running character depicts Indian and Asian stereotypes.

RT (2018-10-27). Twitter was too busy banning 'Russians' to notice #MAGAbomber's threats. rt.com The history of criminal behavior and online threats by Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man charged with sending suspicious packages to prominent Democrats, somehow went ignored by both government and social media police.

RFE (2018-10-27). Mattis Says Russia Cannot Replace US In Mideast. iranian.com Russia is no replacement for the United States in the Middle East following Moscow's military intervention in Syria, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told a regional security conference on Saturday. "Russia's presence in the region cannot replace the longstanding, enduring, and transparent US commitment to the Middle East," Mattis told a meeting in the Bahraini […]

wsws (2018-10-27). Saudi airstrike kills 21 civilians in Yemen. wsws.org Two children among the dead as the US-backed coalition prepares offensive…

TeleSur (2018-10-27). Major Defeat For Trump: Int'l Court Of Justice Rules For Iran In Lifting Sanctions. iranian.com Iran brought a complaint to the ICJ on grounds that U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions violated the 1955 Treaty of Amity signed between the two countries. On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague issued a court ruling ordering the United States to remove sanctions imposed on Iran which affect humanitarian trade, food, […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-27). "The US Immigration System Is Inherently Abusive, Violent and Racist" truthout.org Janine Jackson: In a typical corporate media story on the family separations and deportations and asylum denials that define immigration policy under Donald Trump, the images and sometimes voices of immigrants are essentially illustrative. They add "color" and specificity, but they, their actions, don't generally set the frame of the story. The objects of policy, immigrants still somehow are not the central subjects, the main drivers, of the story of their lives. | Centering immigrants and their agency changes the fabric of reporting and shifts the static understanding of the situation, opening ways forward beyon…

Zero Hedge (2018-10-27). War-Hawk John Bolton Behind "Whisper Campaign" To Oust Mattis. iranian.com Long before President Trump declared that his defense secretary, whom he had previously praised as "the real deal", was actually "kind of a Democrat", National Security Advisor John Bolton and his deputy, Mira Ricardel, had launched a "whisper campaign" within the West Wing to try to oust the longtime general, eventually succeeding in cutting him out of […]

wsws (2018-10-27). Geoffrey Rush defamation trial against Murdoch media begins in Sydney. wsws.org Over the past nearly 50 years, Rush has won numerous awards, including the "Triple Crown;" helped establish the Australian Academy of Cinema, Theatre and Acting Arts; and in 2014 received an Order of Australia for Service to the Arts.

Oil Price (2018-10-27). Iran Sanctions Could Hurt European Economy. iranian.com Europe's economy could suffer from the refusal of European companies to work with Iran under pressure from the U.S. sanctions on Tehran, Rosneft Oil Company's chief executive Igor Sechin said at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy, on Thursday. Sechin, who has been on the U.S. list of sanctioned individuals in his personal capacity since 2014, criticized in […]

The Conversation (2018-10-27). How the Media Encourages Political Warfare. theantimedia.com (CONVERSATION Opinion) — Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as "fake news" and calling the media "the enemy of the American people." As a countermeasure, The Washington Post has publicly fact-checked every claim Trump has labeled as fake. In August, The Boston Globe coordinated editorials from newspapers across the nation to …

Tamara Lush (2018-10-26). Florida hurricane victims still waiting: "Where's the help?" peoplesworld.org PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -— More than two weeks after the powerful eyewall of Hurricane Michael passed over Bay County, Mark Ward wonders when the power will work again. And the sewer. And the water. "We've been living out of coolers. We've been grilling out." He points to a red cooler and two grills in …

stuart_m (2018-10-26). International declaration against fascism in Brazil. greenleft.org.au Five hundred academics, Nobel prize winners, human rights activists and celebrities have released an international statement against the rise of fascism in Brazil. | Among the initial signatories are: Argentine Nobel Peace prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, African-American rights activist Angela Davis, US Senator Bernie Sanders, US actor Danny Glover, Chilean socialist academic Marta Harnecker, US academic Noam Chomsky, British-Pakistani writer Tariq Ali and economist Thomas Piketty. | A number of former heads of state have also signed on including: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Argentina), Eduardo Duhalde (A…

Chloe Maxmin, Canyon Woodward (2018-10-26). What a Rural Maine House Race Can Teach the Left. thenation.com What a Rural Maine House Race Can Teach the Left…

Steve Sweeney (2018-10-26). Maduro hits back after Pence claims refugee caravan funded by Venezuela. peoplesworld.org Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro branded U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a "crazy extremist" today after Washington accused the socialist country of funding the migrant caravan which has been blocked from entering the U.S. Caracas blasted claims of a "Venezuelan plot," warning they could be used as the pretext for U.S. military intervention against the country. …

REZA FIYOUZAT (2018-10-26). American Racial Politics: Increased Barbarity Ahead. counterpunch.org In a Vox article of October 16, 2018, you can find a report on a study carried out by three academics showing that the deciding factors in the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections were views on issues of race and attitudes toward immigration; factors that Trump exploited in order to get into the Oval More

Daniel Lazare (2018-10-26). Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran's Revolution. mintpressnews.com By flooding Saudi Arabia with oil revenue and high-tech armaments and allowing it to attack whomever it pleases, the U.S. has contributed to an increasingly dangerous build-up of highly combustible forces.

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-26). The Anti-Russia Cold War in the Arctic is Heating Up. counterpunch.org Britain's Daily Mail is a strident rag that is bought daily by over a million people who agree with its stance that most foreigners are inferior to Brits. Two years ago the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance reported that the Mail and some other papers indulged in "offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology", and the Commission's chairman observed that "the Brexit referendum seems to have led to a further rise in 'anti-foreigner' sentiment". More

Jud Lounsbury (2018-10-26). No Joke: Amid Dairy Crises, Desperate Scott Walker Thanks Trump For Market-Closing Trade War. progressive.org The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal "good news," even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner.

pip.hinman (2018-10-26). New facial recognition database a civil liberties nightmare. greenleft.org.au ABC's Foreign Correspondent recently discussed China's Social Credit system where, in the name of creating a safer society and enhancing national security, China has begun rolling out facial recognition technology. This technology is being linked up in an unprecedented way so that almost every minute of the day-to-day movements of all citizens can be monitored. | Facial recognition technology has enabled the Chinese government to create a system of social credit whereby those who behave well, eat well, avoid bad habits, exercise sufficiently and pay their bills on time are rewarded with cheap hotel deals, easy ac…

John Laforge (2018-10-26). Presidential Nuclear Nonsense. counterpunch.org The Reagan Administration's 1980s crazy talk of "winning" nuclear war with "only" 20 million US dead produced a lot of anti-nuclear activism — all over the world. In Europe, hundreds of thousands marched against the placement of US Cruise and Pershing II missiles in NATO countries. Fear of nuclear war and anger over presidential ignorance More

Andrew Levine (2018-10-26). After the Khashoggi Murder, It is Up To Israel to Repair the Crack in the Axis of Evil. counterpunch.org Israel and Saudi Arabia used to be mortal enemies. Though hardly close friends now, they have become de facto allies. To make their mark on the world, they are both utterly dependent on the United States. The United States depends on Saudi Arabia for its oil, for the financial clout its oil makes possible, and for keeping the global oil market on track in ways that accord with America's global interests. Israel has nothing comparable to offer the United States — it is no longer even useful as an off-shore military base — but the political clout of the Israel lobby, both Jewish and Evangelical Christian, mo…

stuart_m (2018-10-26). Huge protests reject Tory Brexit. greenleft.org.au From Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square, about 700,000 people filled central London on October 20 protesting against the Tory Brexit, writes Andy Stowe. It was the largest demonstration the city had seen since the march against the Iraq war in 2003. | The marchers were demanding a second referendum on Brexit now that the electorate has a clearer idea what it might actually mean in reality. The demonstration was organised by The People's Vote, a group which mostly comprises sections of the right-wing of the Labour Party. | Some of its most prominent supporter…

Eric Ortiz (2018-10-26). America's Bloody Ally. consortiumnews.com The U.S. continues to support the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia—as a key ally—even after the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the horrendous five-year bombing campaign on Yemen, writes Ann Wright. By Ann Wright in Istanbul Special to Consortium News… Read more →

Robert Hunziker (2018-10-26). The Great Drought. counterpunch.org The most hazardous global warming risk for society at large is widespread loss of grain production because of a synchronized worldwide drought. It would be a colossal killer. It's happened before, known as The Great Drought 142 years ago. Unmistakably, droughts feed off global warming and world temps are heading up, not down. Thus, droughts More

Jill Richardson (2018-10-26). Trump's Gender "Science" is Reductive, Mean and Wrong. counterpunch.org Trump is having a problem with sex, and it's not exactly what you might think. There are no Russian tapes, spankings with magazines, or confessions of grabbing anyone this time around. Specifically, it's a problem with sex and gender. Sex and gender aren't the same thing, though many people mistake them for being synonymous. I More

Robert Scheer (2018-10-26). Some of Our Biggest Cheerleaders for War Are Not Who You Think. truthdig.com Ph.D. candidate and war veteran Lyle Jeremy Rubin explores his disillusionment with liberals, whose anti-war politics are anything but.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-26). Saudi Ties to U.S. Universities Under Question Amid Ongoing Crisis over Khashoggi Murder. democracynow.org As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to disclose who ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we end today's show looking at how U.S. universities are facing new scrutiny over their close ties to Saudi Arabia in the wake of Khashoggi's murder. In Connecticut, activists are calling on the University of New Haven to cut ties to King Fahd Security College in Saudi Arabia. According to news reports, the Saudi forensic doctor who allegedly dismembered Khashoggi's body served on the editorial board of a publication tied to King Fahd Security College. Dr. Salah Muhammed al-Tubaigy'

Michelle Chen (2018-10-26). Trump Wants to Restart the Failed War on Drugs. thenation.com Trump Wants to Restart the Failed War on Drugs…

Robert Fantina (2018-10-26). Trump, Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi Murder. counterpunch.org Is there no crime so obvious, so egregious and so blatant that it won't be overlooked by United States President Donald Trump, if doing so suits his twisted needs? He looks past Israeli barbarity, despite the obvious, unspeakable human rights abuses that that rogue, racist apartheid nation commits. He ignores the abject suffering caused by More

Democracy Now! (2018-10-26). Headlines for October 26, 2018. democracynow.org Investigators Narrow In on Florida in Ongoing Mail Bomb Case, Turkish President Urges Saudis to Reveal Who Ordered Khashoggi Murder, U.N. Calls for International Investigation into Khashoggi Murder, Trump Sends Troops, Threatens to Close U.S.-Mexico Border over Migrant Caravan, Caitlyn Jenner Denounces Trump's Attacks on Trans Rights in Op-ed, Trump Administration Approves Plan to Drill Off Alaska Coast, Officers Involved in Drowning Death of Two SC Women Detainees Fired, Sen. Grassley Asks DOJ to Investigate Avenatti and Julie Swetnick over Kavanaugh Statements, Reporter Body-Slammed by Rep. Gianforte Tells Cong…

Ben Norton (2018-10-26). Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb. grayzoneproject.com Saudi Arabia attacked Yemenis in Hodeidah with a laser-guided bomb made by US military contractor Raytheon, as a civilian is…

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-26). WATCH NOW: Wanda Sykes Collaborates with NAACP to Get Out the Vote. naacp.org Actress and award-winning comedienne, Wanda Sykes, knows elections are no joking matter. We must vote this year because our lives depend on it. Watch and share! About Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She is most known for her work in The Chris Rock Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and her […]

stuart_m (2018-10-26). British peace campaigners blockade nuclear bomb factory. greenleft.org.au Campaigners from all over Britain united on October 25 to blockade the government's nuclear bomb factory in Berkshire in England's south-east, preventing the staff from entering the site. | The Trident Ploughshares activists locked themselves together across the site's gates before work began at the Burghfield site. A private road leading to Burghfield was also barricaded at each end by cars with protesters fastened to them. | The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) praised the courageous campaigners and said their action was part of a "groundswell" of opposition to the Tory government spending £200 bill…

Whitney Webb (2018-10-26). The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS. mintpressnews.com RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — popularly known by the moniker MBS — condemned Khashoggi's murder in no uncertain terms on Wednesday, calling the deed a "heinous crime that cannot be justified" and promising "justice" for those who killed him. MBS' statement came after dozens of media reports, the majo…

Dave Lindorff (2018-10-26). When It Comes to Having Leaders Who Murder the US is a Pace Setter. counterpunch.org The brutal murder of sometime Washington Post visiting columnist Jamal Khashoogi, apparently on orders from Saudi Arabia's de facto leader Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has many American journalists and columnists in high dudgeon. How, they ask, can the US be allied to a country run by such a blood-thirsty leader? How can the US ally More

stuart_m (2018-10-26). West shows it still backs Saudi Arabia. greenleft.org.au Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a warm welcome in Riyadh on October 23 during his surprise visit to the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. | The conference has yielded investment deals worth an estimated US$50 billion, despite calls for a boycott by activists and some countries over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, Saudi Arabia is proving to be too tempting an investment opportunity for many businesses despite the large public outcry. | FII was due to feature 150 speakers from 140 firms but around 40 people withdrew from the conference in the wake of Khashogg…

Eds. (2018-10-26). Why are thousands of Hondurans walking towards the U.S. border? mronline.org The migrant caravan, which has been met with threats from Donald Trump, is the result of poverty, growing crime and repression in Honduras. The U.S. has played a key role in propping up the government of Juan Orlando Hernández, who was reelected in November through blatant electoral fraud. | Source

David Rosen (2018-10-26). Trump's HHS and the Renewed Culture Wars. counterpunch.org The New York Times recently reported on a secret memo circulating within the Trump bureaucracy seeking to narrow the definition of gender to "a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." The Times considers this "the most drastic move yet in a government wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law." More

Joe Catron (2018-10-26). Will Israel's Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action? mintpressnews.com Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, normally reserved in their criticism of Israel, have accused the occupying state of "war crimes." Some hope the sheer scale of Israeli fire against unarmed civilians, along with the copious documentation of it, will prod the ICC to action.

stuart_m (2018-10-26). New York sues Exxon over climate denial. greenleft.org.au After a three-year probe and amid mounting demands that the fossil fuel industry be held accountable for driving the climate crisis, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed suit on October 24 against ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil and gas company. | The suit accuses the oil giant of defrauding investors by downplaying the financial threat of regulations crafted to mitigate human-caused global warming. | "Big oil may finally face some consequences for its role in wreck…

Alison Weir (2018-10-26). Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses. mintpressnews.com The Forward reports that a hugely popular pro-Israel speaker and writer, Hen Mazzig, has been secretly working directly for the Israeli government. It appears that his actions may have violated U.S. espionage laws.

wsws (2018-10-26). CIA director briefs Trump on Khashoggi torture tape. wsws.org CIA Director Gina Haspel, dispatched to Turkey to investigate the murder of the Saudi journalist, has intimate familiarity with acts of torture and tapes recording them.

RFE (2018-10-26). Iran Small Boats Shadow US Ship Carrying Top US commander. iranian.com Soon after the top U.S. commander in the Middle East boarded the USS Essex in the Persian Gulf, he could see one Iranian fast boat race across in front of the ship, while another shadowed it from the side. U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said he wasn't surprised Iran's Islamic Revolutionary […]

Zero Hedge (2018-10-26). Erdogan: Saudis Must Reveal Who Gave Order To Murder Khashoggi. iranian.com Now that the Saudis have admitted that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was a premeditated act, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is stepping up his rhetoric, saying in a speech to AKP party officials that whoever ordered the 15-man hit squad to travel to the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2. must reveal himself. Erdogan also […]

wsws (2018-10-26). Trump to deploy hundreds of troops to the border against Central American migrants. wsws.org The domestic deployment of the military against immigrants is a warning to the entire working class.

Zaid Jilani (2018-10-26). Doug Wardlow, GOP Attorney General Candidate, May Have Violated Judicial Ethics With A Partisan Blog. theintercept.com Minnesota Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow was the author of a controversial, partisan blog while he was a clerk at the Minnesota Supreme Court, The Intercept has learned. Wardlow was previously suspected of authoring the anonymous blog but has declined to comment. Only circumstantial, albeit persuasive, evidence had emerged until now. | His authorship of the blog is a critical election issue, as a key question in the race is whether each candidate can play the role of the state's top cop in a nonpartisan manner. Many have

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-26). Anti-War Voices Applaud 'Must-Read' Sanders Op-Ed Demanding End to Yemen War. theantimedia.com (CD) — Anti-war voices are praising a new "must-read" New York Times op-ed in which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Congress "to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and to show that the Saudis do not have a blank check to continue violating human rights" by revoking U.S. support for the Saudi and UAE-led war in Yemen. Noting that …

Yousef E. Bozorgmehr (2018-10-26). Iran And The West Have A Rivalry That Regime Change Won't Change. iranian.com To hear the likes of Rudi Giuliani, John Bolton or Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, the sole problem between the U.S. and Iran is the latter's radical regime. They argue that if only the regime were removed from power, the United States would enjoy strong ties with a "Free Iran" […]

Mehdi Hasan (2018-10-26). Killing Journalists Is Wrong When the Saudis Do It — and When the United States Does It, Too. theintercept.com There should be accountability for Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and also for the 2003 U.S. bombing raid that killed Al Jazeera's Tareq Ayoub in Iraq.

Daniel Lazare (2018-10-26). US May Be Facing Biggest Foreign Policy Crises Since Overthrow Of The Shah. iranian.com If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not be because he's worried about his Saudi business investments or any of the other things that Democrats like to bring up to avoid talking about more serious topics. Rather, it's likely because Trump may be facing one of the biggest U.S. foreign-policy crises […]

wsws (2018-10-26). Former Fed chair warns of new financial crisis. wsws.org In remarks unprecedented for a former central banker, Janet Yellen told the Financial Times that the lessons of the financial crash of 2008 were being forgotten.

Middle East Eye (2018-10-26). Will the US and UK Seek a Palace Coup Against Mohammed bin Salman? theantimedia.com (MEE Op-ed) — As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) comes under increasing pressure over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, policymakers in Washington and London have one overriding priority: to preserve the House of Saud, a military and economic ally in which they have invested so much. Yet, if Mohammed bin Salman cannot be retained, the UK …

Jon Schwarz (2018-10-26). Tax Havens and Other Dirty Tricks Let U.S. Corporations Steal $180 Billion From the Rest of the World Every Year. theintercept.com A new study shows that the corporate use of tax havens is central to how the U.S. functions and wields its power around the world.

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2018-10-25). Hate groups and extremists cheer President Trump as he vilifies migrant caravan. splcenter.org As thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and violence attempt to make their way to the United States, anti-immigrant hate groups and the radical right react with warrantless fear-mongering.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-25). Headlines for October 25, 2018. democracynow.org Authorities Investigating Mail Bombs Targeting High-Profile Democrats, Trump Attacks Media as NYC Mayor Says Hateful Rhetoric Fuels Violence, California Neo-Nazi Leader Arrested & Charged After Fleeing the U.S., Saudi Crown Prince Acknowledges Khashoggi Murder for First Time, CIA Director Gina Haspel Hears Audio Recording of Khashoggi Murder, Spanish PM Defends Decision to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia, French President Emmanuel Macron Vows to Continue Saudi Weapons Sales, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Says U.S. Aided in Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Bombs Kill 16, Wound 12, Super Typhoon Yutu De…

pip.hinman (2018-10-25). Trump's Space Wars is no joke. greenleft.org.au In the rush to heap scorn upon the Donald Trump administration, the president's critics sometimes miss the forest for the trees. Such was the case in June when Donald Trump announced the creation of the so called Space Force, a sixth branch of the US military. | Critics mocked the idea as " ridiculous", "stupid"

StudentNation (2018-10-25). 'If We Won't, Then Who Will?': An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward. thenation.com 'If We Won't, Then Who Will?': An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward…

William Astore (2018-10-25). The Pentagon Has Won Its Most Important War. thenation.com | Despite a losing record, today's military doesn't have to atone for its failures. | The post The Pentagon Has Won Its Most Important War…

Philip M. Giraldi (2018-10-25). Two Stories from the Propaganda War. mintpressnews.com Two recent stories about Russians have demonstrated how the news is selected and manipulated in the United States. The first is about Maria Butina, who apparently sought to overthrow American democracy, such as it is, by obtaining a life membership in the National Rifle Association. Maria, a graduate student at American University, is now in detention in a federal prison, having been charged with collusion and failure to register as an agent of the Russian Federation. She has been in prison since July, for most of the time in solitary confinement, and has not been granted bail because, as a Russian citizen, she i…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-25). The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia. consortiumnews.com If the Saudi power structure were to crumble in the wake of the Khashoggi scandal there would be chaos at home and a shift in power around the Gulf, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News If… Read more →

pip.hinman (2018-10-25). Australia's waste crisis just got messier. greenleft.org.au Australia's waste disposal crisis is set to worsen with other Asian countries following in China's footsteps and banning imports of recyclables. | In March 2017, China enforced its National Sword policy, which stipulates that recyclables entering the country must not be contaminated. Australian authorities were totally unprepared, despite being aware for more than a year that it was coming. | Recycling has been in crisis ever since. The business model had always been to outsource the dumping of toxic products to China under the cover of recycling. | The first response of Australian companies to National Sword was…

Tyler Durden (2018-10-25). Russia Accuses US of Coordinating Drone Attack on Russian Military Base in Syria. theantimedia.com (ZHE Op-ed) — Over the past year Russia's chief military base in Syria, Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia (alternately Hmeimim), has come under sporadic waves of attack by small armed drones, which have appeared increasingly sophisticated. Those attacks were assumed to have been the work of jihadists operating out of Idlib, such as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, who launched the small makeshift …

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-25). Scarlett Johansson Refused Film Funded by Mohammed bin Salman. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Scarlett Johansson reportedly turned down funding from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for her next film in which the Hollywood star was set to play the Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario in a biopic directed by Ridley Scott. Johansson had originally agreed to play the part but once she found out that Bin Salman, …

Sharon Lerner (2018-10-25). EPA Continues to Approve Toxic PFAS Chemicals Despite Widespread Contamination. theintercept.com Even as the Environmental Protection Agency has been trumpeting its efforts to find and clean up contamination from industrial chemicals known as PFAS, it has been allowing new chemicals in this class to enter into commerce, according to data from the agency. The EPA has allowed more than 100 new PFAS compounds to be made and imported in large quantities in the U.S. after it became aware of the health risks associated with them, and many more have entered commerce t…

Sarah Aziza (2018-10-25). Don't Lose Sight of the Real Stakes: Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Is About Repression of Free Speech in the Middle East. theintercept.com The Saudi government's targeting of Khashoggi is a particularly brutal example of the vicious and systemic suppression of free speech in the Middle East.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-24). Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media 'Just the Beginning,' Warns Top Neocon Insider. consortiumnews.com At a Berlin security conference, hardline neocon Jamie Fly appeared to claim some credit for the recent coordinated purge of alternative media, report Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague. By Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague Gray Zone Project This October, Facebook… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2018-10-24). CN VIDEO—Women's March on the Headquarters of War: The Full Video Report. consortiumnews.com Consortium News videographer Netra Halperin has produced a full video report of Sunday's Women's March on America's center for planning and executing war. About 1,500 women and allied men marched on the Pentagon on Sunday to demand an end to… Read more →

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