2018-10-29: Social Media Postees

Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro to Presidency
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-29
SAO PAULO — Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. | Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a 27-year career in Congress, became the latest world leader to rise to power by mixing tough, often violent talk with hard-right positions. His victory reflected widespread anger at the political class after years of corru…
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Yemen war death toll five times higher than we think
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2018-10-29
We can't shrug off our responsibilities any longer…
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Blair Refuses to Cancel Lucrative Deal with Saudi Despite Khashoggi Murder
Middle East Monitor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Tony Blair has resisted calls to end his multi-million dollar deal with Saudi Arabia despite allegations that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been authorised by the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman. | Accounts published last month by the … | The post Blair Refuses to Cancel Lucrative Deal with Saudi Despite Khashoggi Murder appeared first on
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Did the Saudis Bury Jamal Khashoggi's Body Facing Mecca?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-29
I knew just what Jamal Khashoggi's murder really meant in the context of the Middle East last week when I realised just who I'd have to call to explain it to me. Whom would I telephone to learn what was going on? Why, of course, I'd call Jamal Khashoggi. And that's why his murder is so important. Because he was, as he knew, a lone and important Arab journalist who did not listen — not any more — to His Master's Voice. And that, of course, was his problem.
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Under the Branches of The Tree of Life
Raouf Halaby | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-29
On October 27, 2018, around 9: 45 a.m. and on a peaceful fall Saturday morning, The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, PA, was dealt a hard blow by a senseless act of savagery, an act so brutally heinous it severed 11 branches of varying ages from the trunk of the one-hundred-fifty year-old tree. Soon thereafter (and for a…
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What Does Erdogan Know About Khashoggi's Execution?
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
"The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of a million a statistic." And the death of one man, Khashoggi, at the hand of Saudi assassins in Turkey has reinforced that axiom, amidst tens of thousands of children … | The post What Does Erdogan Know About Khashoggi's Execution? appeared first on Global Research.
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US Holds Thousands of Syrian Refugees Hostage, Establishes Military Bases in Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Syria is Washington's war, launched by Obama in March 2011, escalated by Trump, no end of it in prospect. It's all about wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing the Syrian government, isolating Iran, ahead of a similar scheme to topple its … | The post US Holds Thousands of Syrian Refugees Hostage, Establishes Military Bases in Northern Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Ottawa Doubles Down on Double Standards. Canada's $15 Billion Armaments Deal with The Saudis
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Humanitarian standards | I had noted previously the twitter spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia. After the Saudis were insulted/enraged by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland's tweet concerning the sister of a Saudi journalist, the Saudis kicked out the Canadian ambassador. Since … | The post Ottawa Doubles Down on Double Standards. Canada's $15 Billion Armaments Deal with The Saudis appeared first on Global Research.
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ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter
Mark Ames | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-29
How some of the best known Syria regime-change hustlers and "experts" helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a cretinous troll into a… | The post ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Gorbachev: Trump Ditching Nuclear Treaty with Russia Poses 'Dire Threat to Peace'
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
While the Trump administration ignores warnings from nuclear experts and pursues plans to exit the Cold War-era intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF) with Russia, former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev–who initially signed the deal with former President … | The post Gorbachev: Trump Ditching Nuclear Treaty with Russia Poses 'Dire Threat to Peace' appeared first on Global Research.
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Why Are Thousands of Hondurans Walking Towards the US Border?
Zoe PC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
For the thousands of Hondurans who are part of a migrant caravan proceeding towards the United States, the recent comments by US president Donald Trump were yet another instance of the persecution they have faced while trying to escape horrible … | The post Why Are Thousands of Hondurans Walking Towards the US Border? appeared first on Global Research.
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As a Saudi Citizen in Exile, I Know What the Regime Does to Silence its Critics
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-29
As a Saudi citizen exiled in Washington, D.C., since 2000, Ali al Ahmed has experienced first-hand what the Saudi government is willing to do to silence its critics inside and outside the country. By Ali al Ahmed The murder of… Read more ?…
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Canada Seems to Prefer State of 'War' in Korea, Not Peace
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Who prefers military might over peaceful discussion to settle a long festering international dispute? Canada, it seems. | It may surprise some that a Canadian general is undercutting inter-Korean rapprochement while Global Affairs Canada seeks to maintain its 70-year old war … | The post Canada Seems to Prefer State of 'War' in Korea, Not Peace appeared first on Global Research.
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teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-29
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.
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The great un-blackening: the corporate project to erase black people from politics
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2018-10-29
Corporate rule imposes a duopoly system in which one party is overtly white supremacist and the other party refuses to tackle racial oppression–but both pursue austerity and war. | Source…
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New Caravan Leaves El Salvador, Migrants Move Forward Monday
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-29
The newest exodus of migrants left El Salvador on Sunday while the first wave reaches Tapantepec, Mexico planning to leave Monday for Niltepec.
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Laos-China are Building, High Speed Trains. The Cruel Legacy of War and Colonialism
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Imagine the splendid Mekong River, as it flows not far from an ancient capital of Laos, Luang Prabang. The river is powerful, with muddy banks, surrounded by lush mountains. Imagine poor villages and old ferry crossings, as well as broken … | The post Laos-China are Building, High Speed Trains. The Cruel Legacy of War and Colonialism appeared first on Global Research.
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The Common Thread That Unites Brazil and Global Resurgence of the Radical Right
Rob Urie | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-29
With Jair Bolsonaro's electoral victory in Sunday's runoff election for president of Brazil, a global resurgence of the radical right is indisputable. Mr. Bolsonaro is a particularly ugly representative of this movement, both politically repressive and culturally intolerant. | The question being asked in the bourgeois press is: what psychological malady is taking hold that could persuade voters to elect such a person? | The framing poses the resurgence as inexplicable, as the result of the fundamental flaw of democracy: the voters. A litany of failures is redistributed downward. Because Mr. Bolsonaro is political…
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The Death Toll in Yemen is Five Times Higher Than We Think…How Much Longer Will We Shrug Off Responsibility?
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-29
One reason Saudi Arabia and its allies are able to avoid a public outcry over their intervention in the war in Yemen, is that the number of people killed in the fighting has been vastly understated. The figure is regularly reported as 10,000 dead in three-and-a-half years, a mysteriously low figure given the ferocity of the…
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Common ground on Syria: What France, Germany, Turkey and Russia agreed upon in Istanbul
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-29
Despite years of disagreements on Syria, the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany, and Russia worked out a common vision for the steps to reconciliation in the war-torn country when they met in Istanbul. Here's a summary of it. | Turkey's President … | The post Common ground on Syria: What France, Germany, Turkey and Russia agreed upon in Istanbul appeared first on Global Research.
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Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain
Melkulangara Bhadrakumar | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-29
The proxy war in Syria is not ending, rather its morphing into the diplomatic war that lies ahead, which of course will be keenly fought, given the divergent interests of the foreign protagonists. | The post Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Saudi Blueprint: Arms Sales and Assassinations
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-29
It reads like a swaying narrative of retreat. A man's body is subjected to a gruesome anatomical fate, his parts separated by a specially appointed saw doctor — an expert in the rapid autopsy — overseen by a distinctly large number of individuals. Surveillance cameras had improbably failed that day. We are not sure where, along…
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Israel Crushes Resistance At Home And Abroad
David Sheen | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
The Jewish-Israeli left is in tatters. They make up just a tiny fraction of the Jewish population of the country, and their numbers have been steadily shrinking since the start of the millennium. No alliance of progressive parties can hold a candle to Israel's hawkish governing coalitions. No liberal newspaper can pull the public away […] | The post Israel Crushes Resistance At Home And Abroad appeared first on The Iranian.
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Germany And France Just Broke The US Boycott Of Syria
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
There weren't exactly any breakthroughs at the four-way summit involving France, Germany, Russia, and host Turkey in Istanbul on Saturday, but the event itself was a significant victory for one side in terms of optics. Says Syria expert Joshua Landis: "The real importance of France and Germany going to Turkey to meet Putin and Erdogan is that they are […] | The post Germany And France Just Broke The US Boycott Of Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
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Warmonger Bolton Lacks Stones More Than Olives
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
The biggest warmongers are generally the biggest cowards. They hide behind rhetoric and other people's blood, sweat and toil to advance their personal agenda. John Bolton's arrival in Moscow with, as he said, "no olive branches" in hand, should come as zero surprise because Bolton is nothing if not a coward. Warmongers like Bolton bomb, […] | The post Warmonger Bolton Lacks Stones More Than Olives appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Continues to Support the Bloody Dictatorship of Saudi Arabia
Ann Wright | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-29
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. (CN) — Killing is not new for Saudi Arabia. While the world's media has been focused on the horrific murder and dismemberment of Saudi defector Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul …

US Continues to Support the Bloody Dictatorship of Saudi Arabia

Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump
GetUp! | indybay.org | 2018-10-29
Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump. From the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton trying to scare Melbournians from going out to dinner [1,2], to politicians thundering in Federal Parliament about a 'final solution' and an end to non-white immigration [3], and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs eagerly voting for a Neo-Nazi slogan [4]. We know that politics like this sees a spike in racist abuse towards our communities [5]. But we are standing up.
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Calls For Saudi Arms Embargo Pit EU Values Against Interests
Andrea Shalal | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
Among others trying to continue arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Spain is trying to go ahead with the sale of 400 bombs in order to protect a Saudi contract with a shipyard in the Andalusia region that would create 5,000 jobs Pressure is growing for the European Union to consider an arms embargo on Saudi […] | The post Calls For Saudi Arms Embargo Pit EU Values Against Interests appeared first on The Iranian.
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How Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Could Reshape the Middle East Order
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-29
(MEE) — The shifting power balance in the Middle East over the last 15 years recalls the European experience in the 16th and 17th centuries, between the 1517 Protestant Reformation and the 1648 Peace of Westphalia. What took more than a century in Europe is happening in just a fraction of that time in the Middle East. …

How Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Could Reshape the Middle East Order

Canada upholds $15 billion Saudi arms deal after Khashoggi murder
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-29
Ottawa's muted response to Khashoggi's murder has been aimed not just at upholding the arms deal, but also strengthening Canada's predatory partnership with Washington.
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One Civilian Violently Killed Every Three Hours in Yemen
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-29
(ANTIWAR.COM) — International aid group Oxfam has issued a warning on Friday that the number of civilian deaths in Yemen is soaring since August. During that time, they estimate that a civilian is killed roughly every three hours in a violent attack. While some get caught in the cross-fire, most are victims of Saudi airstrikes, and that has …

One Civilian Violently Killed Every Three Hours in Yemen

'This is an invasion, our military is waiting for you,' Trump warns 'migrant caravan'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-29
As a thousands-strong 'caravan' of Central American migrants makes its way to the US border, President Trump warned the migrants to turn back, and promised them "our military is waiting for you" at the border. | …
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Regime Change In Riyadh? The CIA Has Just Publicly Dumped MbS
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
A fascinating FT article suggests Western intelligence agencies have now dumped Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after he's been personally accused by world leaders — foremost among them Turkey's President Erdogan and US President Trump — for ordering the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Implicit in the article, rich with quotes from current and former US and Western intelligence […] | The post Regime Change In Riyadh? The CIA Has Just Publicly Dumped MbS appeared first on
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STOP the War in Yemen Protest
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2018-10-29
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Beat U.S. Sanctions: Iran Starts Oil Sales To Private Exporters
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export on Sunday, part of a strategy to counter U.S. sanctions which come into effect on Nov. 4 and aim to stop the country's key crude exports, the oil ministry's news website SHANA reported. Crude oil trade is state-controlled in Iran. Earlier, private refining companies could […] | The post Beat U.S. Sanctions: Iran Starts Oil Sales To Private Exporters appeared first on The Iranian.
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Congressional Candidate Mike Levin (CA-49) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
I don't know about you but I've decided that the only way to identify who to vote for in November is to do the research. What party they are from is less important than how they stand on the issues. Maybe it's the skeptic in me but personally I don't trust ads or association recommendations. […] | The post Congressional Candidate Mike Levin (CA-49) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community appeared first on The Iranian.
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What Journalism Gave Me: Reflections of Ady Barkan
Ady Barkan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-29
Late one winter evening during my sophomore year of college, facing a midnight deadline to turn in a draft of my biweekly opinion column and with no clue what I was going to write about, I left my dorm room and wandered down Broadway in search of inspiration. I returned to my room a couple hours later, having had three of those intense, revelatory conversations that only college sophomores can have: with a homeless man wearing a Howard Dean T-shirt, a sex worker enjoying a late-night meal at the counter of Tom's Restaurant, and an evangelical security guard working the overnight shift. | Being a student journalis…
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Winter Is Coming, and Fuel Costs Will Hit the Poor the Hardest
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-29
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. | Winter is coming, and it's going to be colder for some than others. | "Starting junior year," recalls Alexis Stewart, a West Virginia-based writer and musician, "my mom said we couldn't afford heat and I had to 'suck it up.' I don't know if we didn't qualify for [the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program] those years or if the funding ran out before they got to us. I bought a space heater with money from my part time job, but because of the poor insulation, I'd still wake up to a stiff froze…
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Muslim-American Community Raises Money For Pittsburgh Victims
TeleSur | iranian.com | 2018-10-29
The campaign, hosted by Muslim crowdfunding site LaunchGood, aimed to help the victims, "whether it is the injured victims or the Jewish families who have lost loved ones". The Muslim-American community had raised tens of thousands of dollars in a crowdfunding effort to help Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims which left at least 11 dead and […] | The post Muslim-American Community Raises Money For Pittsburgh Victims appeared first on The Iranian.
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Two short films: The Overcoat, based on the Nikolai Gogol story, and Detainment, about the Jamie Bulger murder case
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-29
The Overcoat, directed by Patrick Myles, is based on the famed 1842 short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Detainment treats the aftermath of the killing of a toddler on Merseyside, England in 1993.
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Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat Of Ohio
Populist | indybay.org | 2018-10-29
Senator Sherrod Brown votes over 90% of the time with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He is running against Jim Renacci, Republican congressman.
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What travel advice would the State Department give tourists visiting violent America?
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-29
From the outside looking in, the situation in the US looks volatile. The actual violence and the potential for more has led some to suggest that if it was anywhere else, the State Department would be issuing travel warnings. | …
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Songs of Peace, Love and Justice
ASC | indybay.org | 2018-10-29
United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz | 250 California St, Santa Cruz…
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China's President Orders Military to "Prepare For War"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-29
(ZHE) — China's President Xi Jinping ordered the military region responsible for monitoring the South China Sea and Taiwan to "assess the situation it is facing and boost its capabilities so it can handle any emergency" as tensions continue to mount over the future of the South China Sea and Taiwan, while diplomatic relations between Washington and …

China's President Orders Military to "Prepare For War"

Tony Blair Refuses to Cancel Lucrative Deal With Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-29
(MEMO) — Tony Blair has resisted calls to end his multi-million dollar deal with Saudi Arabia despite allegations that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been authorised by the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman. Accounts published last month by the Tony Blair Institute confirmed that Blair had received donations of up to $12 million from the …

Tony Blair Refuses to Cancel Lucrative Deal With Saudi Arabia

Peter Ford Responds to the UK FCO-Media Lynch Mob on Syria
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-28
Former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, slams the Times and UK FCO lynch mob, comprehensively: [Foreign & Commonwealth Office FCO] | "A 'cabal' is at work to deceive the British people about Syria. So says The Times. But the … | The post Peter Ford Responds to the UK FCO-Media Lynch Mob on Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-10-28
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…
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"Still in Solitary Over Here in Baghdad": a Forgotten American's 14-Year Nightmare in Iraq
Cathy Scott-Clark | theintercept.com | 2018-10-28
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. | The post "Still in Solitary Over Here in Baghdad": a Forgotten American's 14-Year Nightmare in Iraq appeared first on The Intercept.
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On Antisemitism, Critical Thinking, And Conspiracy Theories
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 […] | The post On Antisemitism, Critical Thinking, And Conspiracy Theories appeared first on The Iranian.
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"I Don't Feel Safe": Prominent Saudi Activist Quits Twitter Live on Stage
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-28
(MEE) — A prominent Saudi activist, who helped found the campaign for women to be allowed to drive in the kingdom, has quit Twitter in response to the increased use of Riyadh-sponsored bots and trolls on social media. Manal al-Sharif, 39, deleted her Twitter account live on stage at the SignularityU Nordic Summit, Stockholm on Friday, cutting her off …

"I Don't Feel Safe": Prominent Saudi Activist Quits Twitter Live on Stage

Israel Launches Over 80 Airstrikes Across Gaza (Videos)
Maan News | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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. […] | The post Israel Launches Over 80 Airstrikes Across Gaza (Videos) appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon Of "Light" Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 […] | The post Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon Of "Light" Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Foreign Policy Mindset In A Nutshell: Ann Coulter Says Trump Should Order US Military To Invade Mexico
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 US Foreign Policy Mindset In A Nutshell: Ann Coulter Says Trump Should Order US Mi…
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The Decline Of The West, Again
Helmut K. Anheier | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 […] | The post The Decline Of The West, Again appeared first on The Iranian.
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Travel warning for US? Social media debate after 72 hrs of hate-filled violence
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-28
US would issue travel alerts if same kind of violence was happening in other countries, a Washington Post editor wrote in a tweet after Pittsburg shooting. The post went viral resonating with people within and outside the country. | …
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New Green Strategy: Change the Electorate, Not the Election
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-10-28
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…
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Iran Threatens To Shoot Down US Military Helicopters In Persian Gulf
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 […] | The post Iran Threatens To Shoot Down US Military Helicopters In Persian Gulf appeared first on The Iranian.
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US To Reveal 'Deal Of The Century' To Israel Next Week
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-28
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 […] | The post US To Reveal 'Deal Of The Century' To Israel Next Week appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic
Brian Cloughley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-27
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. | The post Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic appeared first on MintPress News.
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Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians in Yemen with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-27
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. | The post Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians in Yemen with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb appeared first on MintPress News.
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What Trump and John Bolton Don't Understand About Nuclear War
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-10-27
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…
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Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon of "Light" Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-27
(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 …

Saudi Arabia Says It Is Beacon of “Light” Against Iran Despite Khashoggi Crisis

Saudi airstrike kills 21 civilians in Yemen
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-27
Two children among the dead as the US-backed coalition prepares offensive…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

How the Media Encourages Political Warfare
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-27
(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 …

How the Media Encourages Political Warfare

'Cowardice': The Simpsons creators criticized after Apu is axed over stereotyping claims
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-27
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.com/usa/442443-apu-simpsons-c…

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

Geoffrey Rush defamation trial against Murdoch media begins in Sydney
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

New facial recognition database a civil liberties nightmare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-facial-recognition-database-civil-liberties-nightmare

Huge protests reject Tory Brexit
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/huge-protests-reject-tory-brexit

What a Rural Maine House Race Can Teach the Left
Chloe Maxmin, Canyon Woodward | thenation.com | 2018-10-26
What a Rural Maine House Race Can Teach the Left…
thenation.com/article/what-a-rur…

Will Israel's Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action?
Joe Catron | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-26
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. | The post Will Israel's Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action? appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/will-israels-g…

Presidential Nuclear Nonsense
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-26
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…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/26/pres…

WATCH NOW: Wanda Sykes Collaborates with NAACP to Get Out the Vote
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-10-26
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 […] | The post WATCH NOW: Wanda Sykes Collaborates with NAACP to Get Out the Vote appeared first on NAACP.
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After the Khashoggi Murder, It is Up To Israel to Repair the Crack in the Axis of Evil
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-26
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…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/26/afte…

Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran's Revolution
Daniel Lazare | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-26
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. | The post Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran's Revolution appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/the-khashoggi-…

America's Bloody Ally
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-26
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/26/am…

Trump Wants to Restart the Failed War on Drugs
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2018-10-26
Trump Wants to Restart the Failed War on Drugs…
thenation.com/article/trump-want…

Saudi Ties to U.S. Universities Under Question Amid Ongoing Crisis over Khashoggi Murder
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-26
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'…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/26/…

West shows it still backs Saudi Arabia
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/west-shows-it-still-backs-saudi-arabia

Florida hurricane victims still waiting: "Where's the help?"
Tamara Lush | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-26
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/florida…

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

Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-26
Saudi Arabia attacked Yemenis in Hodeidah with a laser-guided bomb made by US military contractor Raytheon, as a civilian is… | The post Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/10/26/s…

Maduro hits back after Pence claims refugee caravan funded by Venezuela
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-26
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. …
peoplesworld.org/article/maduro-…

Why are thousands of Hondurans walking towards the U.S. border?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-10-26
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…
mronline.org/2018/10/26/why-are-…

British peace campaigners blockade nuclear bomb factory
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/british-peace-campaigners-blockade-nuclear-bomb-factory

International declaration against fascism in Brazil
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/international-declaration-against-fascism-brazil

New York sues Exxon over climate denial
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-york-sues-exxon-over-climate-denial

Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-26
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. | The post Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/social-media-s…

The Anti-Russia Cold War in the Arctic is Heating Up
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-26
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".
counterpunch.org/2018/10/26/the-…

Tax Havens and Other Dirty Tricks Let U.S. Corporations Steal $180 Billion From the Rest of the World Every Year
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-10-26
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. | The post Tax Havens and Other Dirty Tricks Let U.S. Corporations Steal $180 Billion From the Rest of the World Every Year appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/10/26/tax-…

Killing Journalists Is Wrong When the Saudis Do It — and When the United States Does It, Too
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-26
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. | The post Killing Journalists Is Wrong When the Saudis Do It — and When the United States Does It, Too appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/10/26/jama…

The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-25
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/25/th…

Trump's Space Wars is no joke
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-25
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"
greenleft.org.au/content/trump%E2%80%99s-space-wars-no-joke

Hate groups and extremists cheer President Trump as he vilifies migrant caravan
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2018-10-25
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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/…

Australia's waste crisis just got messier
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-25
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/australias-waste-crisis-just-got-messier

'If We Won't, Then Who Will?': An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward
StudentNation | thenation.com | 2018-10-25
'If We Won't, Then Who Will?': An Interview With Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward…
thenation.com/article/if-we-wont…

EPA Continues to Approve Toxic PFAS Chemicals Despite Widespread Contamination
Sharon Lerner | theintercept.com | 2018-10-25
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…
theintercept.com/2018/10/25/epa-…

CN VIDEO–Women's March on the Headquarters of War: The Full Video Report
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-24
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/23/cn…

At Ninety-Five, the War Resisters League Tries New Tactics
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2018-10-24
"We're acknowledging the many ways militarization shows up in our lives and neighborhoods."
progressive.org/dispatches/at-ni…

Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media 'Just the Beginning,' Warns Top Neocon Insider
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-24
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.com/2018/10/24/fa…

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