2018-11-01: Social Media Postees

Hollow US Calls for Ending War in Yemen Which Washington Has Supported From the Very Outset
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
Throughout his tenure, Obama waged US aggression in Yemen. The drone war launched by Bush/Cheney in October 2001 was continued by Obama for eight years. | It was and remains part of Washington's war OF terror, not ON terror, escalated since … | The post Hollow US Calls for Ending War in Yemen Which Washington Has Supported From the Very Outset appeared first on Global Research.
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Yes, Republicans Want People With Pre-Existing Conditions to Pay Up the Wazoo
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-01
The discussion of health care has been badly warped ever since the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2009. A central feature of the ACA was the requirement that everyone get insurance, or pay a penalty if they don't. While many resented having the government force them to buy insurance, especially in a…
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Washington's Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet Wars. "A World Full of Dollars", A 2019 Global Economic Crisis
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
Today by far the deadliest weapon in the US arsenal is the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination with the US Treasury and select Wall Street financial groups. The US is weaponizing the dollar. | The post Washington's Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet Wars. "A World Full of Dollars", A 2019 Global Economic Crisis appeared first on Global Research…
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Union, Latino leaders, constitutional scholars slam Trump on ending birthright citizenship
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-01
In this May 13, 2004, file photo, Jose Aguilar, and his wife, Maria, read a book with their children Jose Jr.,7, and Jennifer, 9, at their home in National City, Calif. The Aguilar children were U.S. citizens by virtue of their American birth, but their parents faced deportation back to their homeland of Mexico at the time. U.S. citizenship through birth comes via the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the Civil War to secure U.S. citizenship for newly freed black slaves. It later was used to guarantee citizenship to all babies born on U.S. soil after court challenges. President Trump wants to issue an exec…
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In An Apartment in Brooklyn
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-01
Faige (a fictitious name) remains in her apartment in Brooklyn, New York and all of the fears that she felt as a teenager in Eastern Europe during the onslaught of Naziism in the lead-up to World War II have come back. It was Kristallnacht on the night of November 9-10, 1938. She witnessed the murder…
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 — 31 October 2018)
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-01
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 — 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return …

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Undermined Sovereignty in the Middle East
Paul Cochrane | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-01
The Israelis have violated Lebanese land, sea and airspace over 1,500 times this year. In the past week, Israeli jets flew over Northern Lebanon, the Bekaa Valley and the South. On a daily basis in Southern Lebanon you hear, if you don't see, Israeli drones buzzing away like huge mosquitoes in the sky. On occasion you might see Israeli jets flying towards Syria, or even hear Israeli jets pounding positions on the other side of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range, another violation of sovereignty.
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The New U.S. Strategy in Syria Is Bound to Fail. Trump Wants "Regime Change" and the Withdrawal of Iranian Forces
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
The leading analysts repeatedly stated that the U.S. has failed to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Recently, The National Interest reporter and researcher, Doug Bandow, has made sure of it during his trip to Damascus. He claims "at long … | The post The New U.S. Strategy in Syria Is Bound to Fail. Trump Wants "Regime Change" and the Withdrawal of I…
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An Imminent Coup? Crown Prince's Uncle Returns to Saudi Arabia to Oust "Toxic" bin Salman
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-01
The youngest brother of Saudi Arabia's King Salman has returned from self-imposed exile to "challenge" Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) "or find someone who can," reports the Middle East Eye. | Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz is reportedly hoping to oust his 33-year-old nephew in the wake of an allegedly state-sanctioned murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. MbS has virtual control over Saudi Arabia after a June 2017 shakeup in which King Salman removed Muhammad bin Nayef as heir apparent.T…
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American Billionaires Are Overwhelmingly Conservative, New Study Finds
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-01
While some of the most famous ultra-rich Americans–such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and the Koch Brothers–have very public profiles and readily disclose where they stand ideologically or on key issues, new research reveals that a cabal of the U.S. billionaires largely operates in the shadows as they use their vast wealth and influence to maintain their status and undermine democracy. | In a piece

The quiet Pittsburgh morning that was shattered by hate
Denise Winebrenner Edwards | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-01
PITTSBURGH — Weekend mornings are slow in Pittsburgh. Folks off to sports practices or games, errands, breakfast at a walking distance diner or café or to worship. Joggers, bicyclists, skate boarders, baby strollers fill the sidewalks in Squirrel Hill, the heart of the area's Jewish community. Mr. Rodgers of PBS "Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood" lived here. …
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The New Global Tinderbox: It's Not Your Mother's Cold War
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-01
When it comes to relations between Donald Trump's America, Vladimir Putin's Russia, and Xi Jinping's China, observers everywhere are starting to talk about a return to an all-too-familiar past. "Now we have a new Cold War," commented Russia expert Peter Felgenhauer in Moscow after President Trump recently announced plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear…
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Accepted £14,000 in Hospitality From Saudi Regime
Andrew Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
This afternoon it was revealed that the former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, accepted £14K worth of hospitality from the Saudi regime. | According to the relevant entry in the House of Commons register of members' interests, the purpose of the … | The post Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Accepted &p…
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Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia?
David Bixenspan | thenation.com | 2018-11-01
Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia?
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Trump Administration Abruptly Calls for End to War in Yemen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-01
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have abruptly called for an end to the Saudi-backed quagmire in Yemen, after years of backing the war over alleged Iranian involvement. | Speaking at the congressionally mandated U.S. Institute for Peace on Tuesday, Mattis said, according to the BBC, that Washington had been watching the Yemen war "for long enough." He added, "We have got to move towards a peace effort here, and we can't say we are…
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Libya, Seven Years On: A Shame for the West
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
The FUKUS Axis France-UK-US turned the country with the highest Human Development Index in Africa into a failed state. Accountability? Are you joking? | After Messrs. Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy committed a spectacular mission creep violating the terms of the UN … | The post Libya, Seven Years On: A Shame for the West appeared first on Global Research.
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President Xi Jinping Orders China's Military to "Step up Combat Readiness …, Enhance Servicemen's Capabilities and Preparation for War."
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
President Xi Jinping ordered his nation's military to boost its capability to meet all threats to the nation's security, saying: | "It's necessary (for China's armed forces) to strengthen (their capability), concentrat(ing) preparations for fighting a war," adding: | "We need to | … | The post President Xi Jinping Orders China's Military to "Step up Combat Readiness …, Enhance Servicemen's Capabilities and Preparation for War." appeared first on
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Financial Warfare and the Float of China's Yuan. Weaponization of the Forex Market
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
Haikou, Hainan: In an unusual twist, financial experts have called upon China's monetary authorities to let the Renminbi float to "ease risks" (China Daily, October 31, 2018). Sounds contradictory? At this juncture, the Forex market has become weaponized. The policy … | The post Financial Warfare and the Float of China's Yuan. Weaponization of the Forex Market appeared first on Global Research.
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How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California's Second Most Expensive Election
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-01
The charter school movement has spent close to $30 million in support of Marshall Tuck, the former president of an LA-based charter school network. | The post How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California's Second Most Expensive Election appeared first on The Intercept.
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Protests and strikes signal mounting hostility toward Italian government
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-01
A protest against deteriorating conditions in Rome followed on the heels of a 24-hour "Black Friday" general strike by public sector workers.
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Iran Accuses Israel of 'False Flag' Operation in Denmark Assassination Plot
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-01
(MEMO) — An alleged Iranian murder plot in Denmark to kill a political dissident has been swept aside by the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as a "false flag" operation carried out by the Israeli Mossad. The remark was made by Zarif in relation to the uncovering of a murder plot by Sweden's intelligence agencies in September. …

Iran Accuses Israel of ‘False Flag’ Operation in Denmark Assassination Plot

Republican ad warning of bleak future under Democrats features derelict English village
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
A Republican running for Congress in Illinois used a photo of a dilapidated English village to envision a dreary future under Democratic rule. The ad was scrubbed from social media after causing extreme offense across the pond. | …
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Facebook's vaunted transparency tool spectacularly fails to catch fake ads by 'US Senators & ISIS'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
Facebook's new political transparency disclosure tool failed to catch 100% of the fake ads submitted by journalists — even recycled "Russian troll" posts from 2016. Fake candidates, Cambridge Analytica and even ISIS were accepted. | …
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Trump baits journalists by 'appealing to their own narcissism', Jon Stewart tells CNN (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
Donald Trump has successfully harnessed the media's narcissism, baiting journalists into obsessing over his attacks on the press as opposed to focusing on more substantive issues, comedian Jon Stewart has warned. | …
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An Interview With Congressional Candidate Shireen Ghorbani — Running For Utah's 2nd District
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
So, I thought I saw another Iranian American's face on that Avenger's Time magazine cover and found out it was Shireen Ghorbani. She is a congressional candidate running for Utah's second district. Once again, I was fascinated. Why would an Iranian American woman run in a red state? Shireen's family story is right out of […] | The post An Interview With Congressional Candidate Shireen Ghorbani — Running For Utah's 2nd District appeared first on The Iranian.
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'Negro blood': Pentagon quietly removes bizarre booklet for US troops in Saudi Arabia
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
Americans have never looked to the military as a bastion of social progressivism, but a training pamphlet distributed to soldiers in Saudi Arabia was so offensive the Pentagon has quietly removed it after a Netflix comedy special. | …
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Bolton promises not to hurt 'friends & allies' after Trump reaffirms Iran oil embargo
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
After Donald Trump issued a memorandum reaffirming his Iran oil embargo plans, his National Security Advisor has rushed to reassure allies that the measure is not intended to hurt them and even dangled the possibility of waivers. | …
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Inequality Figures Heavily on the Ballot This Midterm
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-01
It's been a whirlwind two years since the 2016 US elections, and we've seen the Trump administration forge forward with disastrous policies that protect and enrich our elites while damaging the most vulnerable among us. But Americans have been pushing back at every opportunity, from our workplaces to our borders. | That opposition will continue at the polls on Election Day, and inequality will figure heavily in the decisions voters make. On the ballot will be a host of local and state initiatives that target the concentration of income and wealth and an even greater number of candidates who have run on platforms…
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Terrorists may have benefited from millions worth of US aid for Iraq & Syria — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
A recent USAID audit report found that some of its humanitarian programs for war-torn Syria and Iraq might have assisted terrorist groups. The assistance in question amounts to nearly $700 million. | …
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A major escalation in the US economic war against China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-01
The US Commerce Department has imposed restrictions on dealings with a major Chinese high-tech firm, Fujian Jinhua, citing "national security interests."
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US Blames Iran for Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-01
(CJ Opinion) — The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting …

US Blames Iran for Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions

A first-hand report – what's wrong with U.S. policy in Iran
PASMC | indybay.org | 2018-11-01
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Trump 'wouldn't be surprised' if Soros & Dem groups were paying for migrant caravans
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
President Trump has seemed to double down on a theory, popular among his supporters, that George Soros or other Democratic groups are financing the migrant caravans surging toward the US's southern border. | …
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Ukraine's depopulation crisis
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-01
More than a quarter-century after the dissolution of the USSR, emigration continues unabated in Ukraine as workers flee poverty and war.
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Meetup: Visualizing a Future of Peace for Animals
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2018-11-01
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US Senators Call on Trump to Suspend Nuclear Agreement Talks With Saudi Arabia
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-01
(MEE) — Five Republican US senators have called on President Donald Trump to suspend talks to reach a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia over the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, the politicians said they have been concerned by Riyadh's ongoing refusal to adopt policies and …

US Senators Call on Trump to Suspend Nuclear Agreement Talks With Saudi Arabia

Japanese PM visits China in bid to improve relations
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-01
Abe's efforts to end bitter exchanges with China come after both countries have been hit by the Trump administration's trade war measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Get This, US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting of […] | The post Get This, US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Zarif Accuses Israel Of 'False Flag' Operation In Denmark Assassination Plot
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
An alleged Iranian murder plot in Denmark to kill a political dissident has been swept aside by the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as a "false flag" operation carried out by the Israeli Mossad. The remark was made by Zarif in relation to the uncovering of a murder plot by Sweden's intelligence agencies in September. […] | The post Zarif Accuses Israel Of 'False Flag' Operation In Denmark Assassination Plot appeared first on The Iranian.
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Grand Canyon — Cheval Sombre & Dean Wareham
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-31
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A Polish Warning for an America on the Brink
Katarzyna Szczypska | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-31
There are Trump hotels, Trump buildings, Trump golf courses, and–for better or worse–a Trump Presidency. What's next: "Fort Trump"? Yes, it's possible according to the entreaties of the current Polish President, Andrzej Duda, who recently paid a visit to the White House and for whom President Donald Trump brought out the red carpet. In a…
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How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map
Asa Winstanley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-31
Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine – the very term Palestine is not used by their highly influential maps app. | A new report by a Palestinian … | The post How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map appeared first on

Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour
TEV | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-31
Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.
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Brazilian Communists rally to defend democracy after Bolsonaro win
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-31
Brazilian Communists called for a broad unity to defend democracy following Sunday's election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as the country's president. The Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) warned of a new political period in Brazil, with Bolsonaro's presidency marking a threat to democracy and the rights of the people. Bolsonaro will try to "establish …
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Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is "Outside the Scope of Normal"
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-31
Canadian scientists are becoming progressively alarmed at the increasing rate of melting of the country's glaciers, warning that climate change is having a severe impact on the region. | Anyone concerned about climate change and sea level rise often thinks about … | The post Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is "Outside the Scope of Normal" appeared first on Global Research.
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UW-Oshkosh SDS building the fight against budget cuts
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-10-31
Oshkosh, WI – On Oct. 25, UW-Oshkosh Students for a Democratic Society (UWO SDS) hosted an event regarding the campus administration's current budget cutting policies. Members of UWO SDS were joined via Google Hangout by a leading student activist from UW-Superior and a member of UW-Parkside SDS, as well as a few members of the UWO faculty. | SDS hopes that this event be the first of many such events aimed at raising awareness among the student body about the issue of budget cuts. Last year, students and faculty at Superior first, then Stevens Point, and finally Oshkosh, were shaken by announcements from adm…
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FRSO leader condemns Trump's plan for executive order against birthright citizenship
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-10-31
San Jose, CA — "Coast to coast – the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns President Trump's plan to issue an executive order against birthright citizenship," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Suzuki said that proposed executive order would be the most infamous presidential order since President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in concentrations camps during World War II. | Suzuki pointed out that fight for citizenship rights date back to Dred Scott, whose fight for freedom ended in 1…
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Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States into Alliance with Israel
Joe Catron | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-31
"Most of the Arab regimes in question are corrupt, extremely repressive and beholden to imperialism, and have no great political differences with Israel." — Lebanese-American writer Joyce Chediac Wilcox | The post Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States into Alliance with Israel appeared first on MintPress News.
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Headlines for October 31, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-31
Pittsburgh: 1000s March as Trump Visits Site of Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting, Trump Birthright Citizenship Plan Blasted as "Unconstitutional", GOP Campaigning Head Calls Out Rep. King's White Supremacist Links, Kansas Men Convicted of Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Influenced by Trump, Pastors Protest Sessions's Religious Freedom Talk, Brazil: Bolsonaro Attacks Newspaper over Reports of Misinformation Campaign, WWF: Humans Have Destroyed 60 Percent of Wildlife in Last 50 Years, Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Expands Assault on Port City of Hodeidah, Sri Lankans Protest Ouster of Prime Minister, Okinawa Governor Calls U.S. Bas…
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A New York Community Fights to Keep a Psychiatric Ward in Its Own Backyard
Elizabeth Whitman | thenation.com | 2018-10-31
A New York Community Fights to Keep a Psychiatric Ward in Its Own Backyard…
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Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-31
Jamal Khashoggi's death serves as a dark example of the Kingdom's growing global espionage apparatus and the actions it's willing to take against foreign nationals. | The post Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists appeared first on MintPress News.
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America's Holy Places in the Age of Trump: Greta Ronningen's Prison Pilgrimage
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-31
Can churches and organized religions counter the noxious force of Trump's America, a country pushed toward fascism by Evangelicals, racists and anti-Semites? The answer is "Yes," though religious men and women on the Left usually don't make it into mainstream media. Greta Ronningen is one of them, and she is not alone. For much of…
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The New Global Tinderbox. A Far More Complex Global Conflict Map than the Cold War
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-31
When it comes to relations between Donald Trump's America, Vladimir Putin's Russia, and Xi Jinping's China, observers everywhere are starting to talk about a return to an all-too-familiar past. "Now we have a new Cold War," commented Russia expert Peter … | The post The New Global Tinderbox. A Far More Complex Global Conflict Map than the Cold War appeared first on
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Video: Media Reports About Mysterious Israeli Airstrikes Go Wild
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-31
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have continued attacks on targets in Syria even after the downing of the Russian Il-20 military plane on September 17, Reuters reported on October 29 citing "a senior Israeli official". | "The IDF have attacked in | … | The post Video: Media Reports About Mysterious Israeli Airstrikes Go Wild appeared first on Global Research.
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Diverting Class War Into Generational War, Again
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-31
The wages of a typical worker have barely risen in four decades, many recent college grads are facing unbearable student loan burdens, housing costs are hugely outpacing inflation in many cities, making life especially hard for low- and moderate-income households. Naturally, the problem is the Social Security and Medicare received by baby boomers.
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Is A Saudi Coup Imminent? Crown Prince's Uncle Arrives To Oust "Toxic" MbS
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
The youngest brother of Saudi Arabia's King Salman has returned from self-imposed exile to "challenge" Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) "or find someone who can," reports the Middle East Eye. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz is reportedly hoping to oust his 33-year-old nephew in the wake of an allegedly state-sanctioned murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. MbS has […] | The post Is A Saudi Coup Imminent? Crown Prince's Uncle Arrives To Oust "Toxic" MbS appeared first on The Iranian.
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The UN Is For Sale: Saudi Arabia Demanded "Favorable Coverage" In Exchange For Aid to Yemen
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
As journalist and Middle East expert Sharmine Narwani points out, the leaked document essentially "shows the UN is for sale" as "the KSA and UAE destroyed Yemen, then paid the UN to publicize their 'good works' in that broken state. We wonder if the Saudis had never been caught in Jamal Khashoggi's gruesome murder, would such essential stories and leaks […] | The post The UN Is For Sale: Saudi Arabia Demanded "Favorable Coverage" In Exchange For Aid to Yemen appeared first on The Iranian.
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America Is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown
John Whitehead | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-31
(RI Op-ed) — Yet another shooting. Yet another smear of ugliness, hatred and violence. Yet another ratcheting up of the calls for the government to clamp down on the citizenry by imposing more costly security measures without any real benefit, more militarized police, more surveillance, more widespread mental health screening of the general population, more threat assessments and behavioral sensing warnings, more …

America Is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown

Iran, Turkey And Azerbaijan To Strengthen Their Joint Cooperation
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan are determined to strengthen their joint cooperation as a result of their similar stances on developments in the Middle East, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He made the remark at a joint press conference with his Turkish and Azerbaijani counterparts Mevlut Cavusoglu and Elmar Mammadyarov, respectively in Istanbul. […] | The post Iran, Turkey And Azerbaijan To Strengthen Their Joint Cooperation appeared first on The…
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The Military's Justification for Sending Thousands of Troops to the Border Is the Opposite of the Truth
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2018-10-31
Trump's military campaign to secure the midterm elections, Operation Faithful Patriot, has a lot in common with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. | The post The Military's Justification for Sending Thousands of Troops to the Border Is the Opposite of the Truth appeared first on The Intercept.
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Google Wipes Palestinian Life Off The Map
Asa Winstanley | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
Google's dedication to Israel's occupation can be seen in its maps and its refusal to recognise the reality of Israel's apartheid system for Palestinians Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine — the very term Palestine is not used by their highly […] | The post Google Wipes Palestinian Life Off The Map appeared first on The Iranian.
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Denmark To Suspend Funding To BDS Groups
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
Denmark has announced that it will no longer provide any funding to groups that endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, in what pro-Israel activists have called a significant step. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen announced the new policy earlier this month is a document entitled "Explanations about the conditions for Danish support for […] | The post Denmark To Suspend Funding To BDS Groups appeared first on The Iranian.
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Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire, Peace Talks Within 'Next 30 Days'
VOA News | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Tuesday for a ceasefire in Yemen and for parties to come to the negotiating table within the next 30 days. The Pentagon chief said the U.S. had been watching the conflict "for long enough" and said he believes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are in […] | The post Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire, Peace Talks Within 'Next 30 Days' appeared first on The Iranian.
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Tweets with US flags fooled gullible Americans: New 'deep' media analysis
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-31
If there's one thing the mainstream media never tires of, it's stories about so-called Russian trolls infiltrating vulnerable Western minds on social media — but a new "analysis" by the Daily Beast might just take the biscuit. | …
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Thousands protest Trump's visit to Pittsburgh synagogue following mass shooting
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-31
The popular rejection of Trump's far-right policies highlights the cowardice and complicity of the Democratic Party, which offers no principled opposition to Trump's fascistic attacks on immigrants and democratic rights more broadly.
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Inferno planets & the Goldilocks zone: Here are Kepler's most awesome discoveries (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-31
As NASA's first ever designated planet hunter flies towards retirement and deep space, it's been revealed that Kepler helped find more than 2,600 planets. So what are the multi-million dollar spacecraft's greatest achievements? | …
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Lena Dunham tapped to write screenplay about Syrian refugee, internet laughs and laughs
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-31
A screenplay that tells the true story of Syrian refugee is reportedly being written by Lena Dunham, with some naysayers pointing out that the polarizing HBO star is exceptionally ill-qualified for the task. | …
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Denmark Accuses Iran Of Assassination Attempt On Its Territory
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-31
Trump's push for crippling sanctions against Iran got an unexpected supporter on Tuesday, when Denmark accused Iranian intelligence services of trying to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian Arab opposition figure on its territory. A Norwegian citizen of Iranian background was arrested in Sweden on Oct. 21 in connection with the plot and […] | The post Denmark Accuses Iran Of Assassination Attempt On Its Territory appeared first on The Iranian.
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Headlines for October 30, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-30
Trump to End Birthright Citizenship in Violation of Constitution, Trump Continues Attacks on Caravan, Sends 5,200 Troops to Border, Advocacy Groups Raise Alarm over Sick Kids in Central American Caravan, 220 Immigrant Children in U.S. Still Separated from Families, Pittsburgh Leaders Oppose Trump Visit, WH Denies Trump Rhetoric Responsible for Recent Extremist Violence, Fifteenth "Suspicious Package" Found in Atlanta in Mail Bomb Campaign, Fiancée of Murdered Saudi Journalist Demands Justice, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 1, Injure 25 at Separation Barrier Protest, Tunisia: Suicide Bomber Injures Nine, Air Pollution…
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This Is Not Your Mother's Cold War
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2018-10-30
This Is Not Your Mother's Cold War…
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10 new albums that pack a political punch
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-30
Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 – count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on Twitter, Facebook, or email. | | 1. ADAM BLOTNER – STEP TO THE LEFT: COUNTRY…
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How White Supremacist Ideology & Conspiracies Have Fueled U.S. Domestic Terror & Hateful Violence
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-30
Domestic terror swept the country last week, when a white gunman stormed a peaceful synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 peaceful worshipers in what has been described as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The attack came a day after an avid Trump supporter in Florida was arrested and charged with mailing bombs to more than a dozen of the president's prominent critics, and three days after a white gunman fatally shot two African Americans at a grocery store shortly after trying and failing to enter a black church. We speak with Lois Beckett, a senior reporter for The Guardian covering gun policy, c…
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CN Radio–Episode 4: Lee Camp on War, Prisons, the Media and His New Comedy Special
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-30
Comedian Lee Camp joins Consortium News Radio for Episode 4, discussing the state of America's wars, prisons and media, as well as his new comedy special to be released on mid-term U.S. Election Day, Nov. 6. Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe… Read more ?…
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The 'Purple Army' rallies because #WagesMatter
AlexBainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-30
Hundreds of public servants rallied outside Queensland's parliament on October 30 as part of a week-long industrial campaign. The rally was organised by Together Union (a branch of the Australian Services Union), also known as the "Purple Army". | The workers are facing enterprise bargaining negotiations in which the state government is refusing to offer any pay rise. The government argues that since workers have had a wage rise due to a rise in the award, they do not need to offer any rise in the enterprise agreement. The agreement will last for the next three years. | Other public sector workers have had p…
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Free speech is only for the far-right
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-30
Green Left Weekly hosted a free speech forum in Melbourne on October 25, featuring Jeff Sparrow, journalist and author of a new book Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right, and Sally Goldner, media liaison for Transgender Victoria. | Sparrow discussed the evolution of "political correctness" and the appropriation of the term by the far-right to stifle expressions of concern about issues minorities and the oppressed face. The term is often bandied about but many who use it in such a way cannot actually define what they mean by political correctness. | He went on to speak of old-school co…
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America's Nuclear Death Wish — Europe Must Rebel
Finian Cunningham | iranian.com | 2018-10-30
The Trump administration's declared scrapping of a crucial arms control treaty is putting the world on notice of a nuclear war, sooner or later. Any such war is not winnable. It is mutually assured destruction. Yet the arrogant American rulers — some of them at least — seem to be deluded in thinking they can […] | The post America's Nuclear Death Wish — Europe Must Rebel appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudi-Led Coalition Sends Over 10,000 Troops to Yemen's Hodeidah
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-30
(MEE) — The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen has sent more than 10,000 troops towards a strategic rebel-held port city ahead of a new assault, Yemeni government officials said on Tuesday. The pro-government coalition deployed the reinforcements to the Red Sea coast ahead of a new offensive on Hodeidah that will be launched "within days", a military …

Saudi-Led Coalition Sends Over 10,000 Troops to Yemen's Hodeidah

Iran's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True
Tim Daiss | iranian.com | 2018-10-30
In what must seem like a nightmare scenario for Iran, not only is another U.S. president leveling sanctions against its economy, and particularly that economy's lifeblood, its oil sector, but the current U.S. president has admittedly made it his mission to drive Tehran to its knees over what he sees as non-compliance over the 2015 […] | The post Iran's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True appeared first on The Iranian.
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U.S. Calls On Iran To Follow Example Of Cyrus The Great
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-30
U.S. State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert has called on Iran to show tolerance towards religious minorities. She tweeted on October 29, which is Cyrus Day, asking the Islamic Republic to follow the example of the first Achaemenid king, who is known to have protected the religious freedom of numerous groups and nationalities in his vast […] | The post U.S. Calls On Iran To Follow Example Of Cyrus The Great appeared first on The Iranian.
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Fox News Has Done More to Incite Domestic Political Violence Than Donald Trump
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-10-30
How did we get here? Why is America a country where, in just one week, two African-American senior citizens were gunned down in Kentucky, pipe bombs arrived in the mailboxes of over a dozen prominent liberals, and 11 members of a Pittsburgh synagogue were slaughtered at a bris? | Our current reality only makes sense if we comprehend Fox News and its origin story, revealed in a startling 1970 memo from the Nixon White House. | President Donald Trump and the White House have strongly denied that he bears any responsibility for this streak of atrocities. In a sense, they're right. If there's popcorn on the stove and…
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Trump Is America's National Piñata
Raúl Ilargi Meijer | iranian.com | 2018-10-30
It's been quite a while since I first wrote that I resented the MSM (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC etc etc) for effectively monopolizing the entire discussion about Donald Trump. Don't remember exactly when I wrote that, do remember Jim Kunstler sent a mail and thanked me for saying it. Because he felt- […] | The post Trump Is America's National Piñata appeared first on The Iranian.
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How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-30
(MEMO Op-ed) — Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine — the very term Palestine is not used by their highly influential maps app. A new report by a Palestinian human rights group last month exposed the depths of Google's dedication to the Israeli occupation. With a known …

How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map

It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942)
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-10-30
Annemarie Schwarzenbach lived life on a fast lane. At 23 she completed her doctorate in history at the University of Zurich. She was a journalist, novelist, playwright, photographer, archeologist, travel writer, and a great pianist. It's hard to say how much more she could have fitted into her short life before dying as the result […] | The post It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942) appeared first on The Iranian.
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The U.S. Lost a Key Ally in Southern Afghanistan. But Abdul Raziq Was No Hero
May Jeong | theintercept.com | 2018-10-30
One afternoon earlier this month, Kandahar police Chief Abdul Raziq was wrapping up a visit with the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, when a man wearing the uniform of an Afghan security guard opened fire. The first bullet hit Raziq, killing him instantly. The attack also killed at least two other high-level Afghan officials and wounded three Americans, including a brigadier general. The assassinations came two days before Afghanistan's parliament…
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Britain Knew of Secret Khashoggi Plot, Begged Saudis Not to Act: Report
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-30
(ANTIWAR.COM) — British media are reporting that the GCHQ, the British version of the NSA, had intercepts giving them three weeks of advanced notice before the death of Jamal Khashoggi that a plot was in the offing. At the time, the plot was believed to be a kidnapping plot to force Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia. This is …

Britain Knew of Secret Khashoggi Plot, Begged Saudis Not to Act: Report

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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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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Headlines for October 29, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-29
Anti-Semitic Shooter Kills 11 Jewish Worshipers in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Gunman Held Anti-Semitic, Racist and Xenophobic Views, Jewish Leaders to Trump: "Massacre Is Not the First Act of Terror You Incited", Trump, Conservatives Continue Attacks on George Soros, Kentucky: Shooter Kills Two Black People at Supermarket After Targeting Black Church, Trump-Supporting Suspect of Mail Bomb Campaign to Appear in Court, Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro President, Indonesia: 189 Feared Dead After Lion Air Passenger Jet Crashes, Saudis Reject Turkish Demand to Extradite Khashoggi Murder Suspects, Israel Bo…
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Brazil's left promises unity against Bolsonario
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-29
Following the election of ultra-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as president on October 28, left MPs and party leaders in Brazil have warned about the dangers that a reformed military government could bring to the country. | Guilherme Boulos of the Solidarity and Freedom Part (PSOL), Gleisi Hoffman of the Workers' Party (PT), Luciana Santos from the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) and PT federal deputy Paulo Pimenta, said that the situation demands immediate resistance and democratic protests are already planned against the ultra-right offensive. Without exception, they highlighted the threat to democratic rule…
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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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Trump Plays Pocahontas Card Again. . . And Takes the Trick!
Mark Anthony Rolo | progressive.org | 2018-10-29
When I hear people like the Cherokee Nation's Hoskins Jr. bashing Warren for her claim, it occurs to me that Trump's racism has found a footing in tribal politics.
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Puerto Rico Tribunal puts U.S. on trial
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-10-29
New York, NY – Over 150 people gathered at the Holyrood Church in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City on October 27 for the International Peoples Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico. | Fifteen leaders from various movements, such as national liberation, student and anti-war organizations, sat on the jury. This included Pam Africa of MOVE; Chrisley Carpio, a national leader of Students for a Democratic Society; Deirdre Griswold of Workers World Party; and Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA. | The jurors heard testimony from an array of speakers and witnesses to the U.S. crimes against Pue…
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U.S. Citizen, Detained Without Charge by Trump Administration for a Year, Is Finally Free
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-29
The Trump administration tried everything it could to deprive an American citizen of his constitutional rights. It failed. | An American illegally detained in Iraq by the U.S. military for more than a year has finally won his freedom. | On Sunday, after a long court battle, the Trump administration let our client go. Under a settlement agreement, he was released in a third country, where he will once again be a free man. Parts of the agreement are confidential, and he is officially remaining unidentified for his safety and privacy. | From the moment the American was imprisoned, his own government tried to deny hi…
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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 ?…
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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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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

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

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

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.
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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'…
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