2018-11-02: Social Media Postees

The Long-term Consequences of Trump's Campaign Against Iran
Patrick Lawrence | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-02
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point . | The post The Long-term Consequences of Trump's Campaign Against Iran appeared first on MintPress News.
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Spying, Lying and Dying
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
In 2013 the German publication Der Spiegel informed us that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, had been planting malware in the systems of Belgacom (now called Proximus), a telecoms company of which the Belgian government has 53% ownership. It revealed that GCHQ's 'Operation Socialist' involved technology that directed targets to websites which could then inflict malware or otherwise louse…
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Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan?
Conn Hallinan | zcomm.org | 2018-11-02
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates…
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Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | The revelation was made by the Washington Post yesterday, citing info…
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Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain
Mojmir Babacek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
This important article first published by GR in August 2004 brings to the forefront the role of Psychotronic weapons as an instrument of modern warfare. | It should be understood, that Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons are fully operational and could be … | The post Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain appeared first on Global Research.
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Bolsonaro and Indigenous Rights in Brazil: A Glimmer of Hope in Difficult Times
Vanessa Jiménez | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
In the past month, Brazil's first indigenous woman was voted to Congress while the nation's newly elected President is expected to pursue assimilation policies toward indigenous peoples and seek an end to demarcations of their lands and protections to the … | The post Bolsonaro and Indigenous Rights in Brazil: A Glimmer of Hope in Difficult Times appeared first on Global Research.
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation
Patrick Lawrence | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who … | The post New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Admin. Gives Saudis 30 Days to Start Yemen Talks
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2018-11-02
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…
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History of World War II: Conduct of Hitler's "Operation Barbarossa" against Russia
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
The method of warfare fought by Hitler's forces in the Soviet Union would, before long, come back to haunt them. By pursuing a conflict in extreme ideological terms against Russia, it steeled the Red Army's resolve in overcoming the "fascist … | The post History of World War II: Conduct of Hitler's "Operation Barbarossa" against Russia appeared first on Global Research.
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Palestinians Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation during March at Kafr Qaddoum
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-02
A number of Palestinians and international peace activists were injured by Israeli forces during the weekly anti-settlement march, on Friday afternoon, in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of a local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that dozens …

Palestinians Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation during March at Kafr Qaddoum

Tucson Anti-War Committee: Troops Off the Border! Asylum for the Refugees!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Tucson Anti-War Committee. | On October 29, President Trump ordered 5200 U.S. troops to the Mexican border in an attempted show of force with a caravan of refugees moving north from Honduras through Mexico. Trump has since threatened thousands more troops. The troop total could end up being more than the U.S. troops continuing the war in Afghanistan. | The caravan, composed largely of Hondurans fleeing gang violence and violent political repression, has seen as many as 7000 people. That figure has dropped to nearly 3500 because some 1700 have…
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Is the US-China Trade War for Real?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
This incisive article was first published in May 2018 at the outset of the trade war | If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China … | The post Is the US-China Trade War for Real? appeared first on Global Research.
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Brazilian social leader: 'We defeated the military dictatorship, we'll defeat Bolsonaro'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Shockwaves were sent around the world when fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 55% in the second round in Brazil's presidential elections on October 28, defeating Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT). | Infamous for his support for torture and military dictatorship as well as extreme bigotry towards women, the LGBTI community and indigenous peoples, millions in Brazil and globally were horrified and frightened. Not so investors, with Brazil's stock market soaring to new highs on the news of the win by a candidate who has pledged to open up all of Brazil — including ecologically crucial sections of th…
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The Poppy, the Yasukuni Shrine and Remembering
Aidan O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
It's that time of year again–when the British remember those who have died fighting for Britain in modern times. It's a sinister spectacle. It's in-your-face British militarism, at a time of in-your-face British war crimes. It's a war dance. Red poppies are everywhere in the streets and media. What looks like symbolic blood is held…
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Google staff walk out globally against sexual harassment
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Tech giant Google was hit by an unprecedented global walkout on November 1 as female staff led colleagues off the job in protest against sexual harassment. | Workers left their desks at 11.10am local time in offices from Tokyo to San Francisco, including in Singapore, Zurich, London and Dublin. | The Walkout for Real Change was originally organised by female software engineers in the United States. It rattled company CEO Sundar Pichai, who was prompted to express support for it. | He praised the organisers for raising "constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies". He added that managers were expected t…
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Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell
Barbara Koeppel | truthdig.com | 2018-11-02
Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago–to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between–one thing seems certain: Don't hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. | On a single issue, Democrat and Republican voters are on the same page: Their favorite–Brett Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford–was the victim of the other side's malice. From there, the universe splits. | Democratic Voters: | Democratic voters are intensely anti-Trump and anti-Republican Party and are be…
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Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, the Law Laid Low
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
"We must demonstrate that those who have committed the most serious crimes of international concern can have no place to hide. There must be no impunity for the horrendous acts taking place on a daily basis in Syria. There … | The post Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, the Law Laid Low appeared first on Global Research.
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Afghanistan: Could peace finally be at hand?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-02
The news that the U.S. recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that the longest war in U.S. history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky, and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old …
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Protests force Morrison to get kids off Nauru
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Just days after the latest — and largest — round of #KidsOffNauru protests, the federal government has said all children will be removed from Nauru by the end of the year. | Refugee rights organisations held mass protests in Sydney and Melbourne on October 27, with protesters chanting: "Kids off! All off! Close the camps now!" | Mehdi, an Iranian refugee on Nauru, addressed the Melbourne rally by phone. Mehdi said: "Five years of suffering and torture. We are the walking dead." | Abdul Aziz Adam, speaking from Manus Island, thanked rally participants, saying "your protest means a lot to us". | He expl…
greenleft.org.au/content/protests-force-morrison-get-kids-nauru

The Significance of the Tet Offensive
Chuck O'Connell | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Fifty years ago the world received a lesson in the revolutionary power of protracted people's war when some 84,000 Vietnamese communist peasants stunned the world's greatest military power, the United States, with an astounding offensive considered impossible by America's Army generals who had only weeks before declared the communist revolutionaries of South Vietnam essentially defeated.
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Trump Administration Reimposes Iran Sanctions Lifted in Nuclear Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-02
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievements. | The sanctions, which will take effect on Monday, cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors and are the second batch the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew from the landmark accord in May. The rollback ends U.S. participation in the nuclear deal, whi…
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Washington calls for Yemen ceasefire as Saudis escalate siege of Hodeidah
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
The hypocritical "peace effort" advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.
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From My USA-Russia Notebook: RTD explores what ordinary Americans really think of Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
It's easy to be pessimistic about the trajectory of US-Russia relations, but a new RT documentary shows that despite the incendiary political rhetoric, ordinary people are helping to build bridges between the two nations. | …
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#ICYMI: How to spot Russian interference in the US midterm elections (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
The US midterm elections are just days away, and the main question voters are still asking themselves as they head to the polling booths is — 'just how much have I been interfered with by a Russian?' | …
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President Trump Sends His Most Direct Warning To Iran Yet
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
Having reportedly 'folded' by agreeing to let eight countries – including Japan, India and South Korea – keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on the OPEC producer next week, it seems President Trump wanted to show how tough he is once again. In what can only be described as a 'Game Of Thrones'-style tweet, the […] | The post President Trump Sends His Most Direct Warning To Iran Yet… appeared first on The Iranian.
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After 17 years of war, top US commander in Afghanistan admits Taliban cannot be defeated
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations has conceded. | …
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By Way Of Deception — False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran
Moon of Alabama | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
Israels secret service Mossad, with the CIA behind it, is framing Iran with alleged assassination plots in Europe. In September a terror attack killed some 30 people in Iran. Two entities, an Arab separatist movement as well as the Islamic State terror group ISIS, took responsibility. After an investigation Iran found that it was ISIS […] | The post By Way Of Deception — False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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US needs 'handful more weeks' before sanctioning strategic partner Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi murder
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
The US will need a "handful more weeks" to decide if Saudi Arabia should be somehow sanctioned for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Mike Pompeo has said, noting that Riyadh remains a "great partner" serving US national security. | …
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-Term US Isolation
Patrick Lawrence | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Tehran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, […] | The post New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-Term US Isolation appeared first on The Iranian.
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'Bridging divides': Russian musician becomes first foreigner to get US National Dialogue Award
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
Prominent Russian jazz musician Igor Butman has won the US National Dialogue Award, becoming the first foreigner to receive the honor for building bridges through music where diplomacy has failed. | …
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Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran, targeting over 700 entities & individuals
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
All sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in force on November 5, the US administration has announced. | …
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New UN Report Warns of Impending Catastrophe as World Warms, Glaciers Melt
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-02
"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise." –Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac | I have come to accept the bittersweet nature of my mountain trips. I venture into the heights for solace from the political, social and ecological demise that i…
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'Sanctions are coming': Trump's Game of Thrones Iran threat unleashes internet wildfire
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
US President Donald Trump's decision to use a Game of Thrones themed picture to threaten Iran with sanctions has set off social media like a band of wildlings attacking a freefolk village. | …
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Falling growth rate sparks concern in China's ruling circles
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
A Politburo statement reflected the growing anxiety in Beijing over the economy and the impact of US trade war measures.
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As sanctions tighten, Washington threatens Iran with "military might"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Ecuador's government cuts off all access to Julian Assange
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
The ban is another warning of the Moreno government's preparations to terminate the WikiLeaks publisher's asylum.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Awkward! LA Times backs rival candidates in English & Spanish editions of midterms voter guide
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
The Los Angeles Times has been caught endorsing seven candidates in its English edition and their mostly Latino opponents in the Spanish version. The puzzling discrepancy left many scratching their heads as the midterms loom. | …
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US Officials Unexpectedly Call for Immediate End to War in Yemen
Ahmed AbdulKareem | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(MPN) — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition's blockade that has triggered …

US Officials Unexpectedly Call for Immediate End to War in Yemen

'Troika of tyranny'!? US sanctions entirety of Venezuela, warns Cuba & Nicaragua 'you're next'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
The US is slapping far-reaching sanctions on Venezuela in its bid to re-assert hemispheric dominance over what National Security Advisor Bolton dubbed a "Troika of tyranny" in a groan-worthy throwback to Bush's "axis of evil." | …
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Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(ANTIWAR.COM) –With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good. The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time …

Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001

Veterans Call on Active Duty US Soldiers to Refuse Trump's Orders at Mexico Border
Julia Conley | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(CD) — Urging active duty soldiers to be guided by a higher "moral or ethical standard" than the one demonstrated by their commander-in-chief, two war resisters who previously served as U.S. Army Rangers called on members of the military to refuse President Donald Trump's orders to report to the U.S.-Mexico border. In an open letter published by Common Dreams Thursday, Rory …

Veterans Call on Active Duty US Soldiers to Refuse Trump's Orders at Mexico Border

Britain's Social Policy Disregards the Rights of Disabled and Chronically Sick People
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
Mo Stewart, an Independent disability studies researcher and fellow of the Centre for Welfare Reform, sent a letter to the Guardian newspaper last week to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) by … | The post Britain's Social Policy Disregards the Rights of Disabled and Chronically Sick People appeared first on Global Research.
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Billions of Euro 'Disappeared' From Frozen Accounts of Muammar Gaddafi. They Were Used to Finance War in Libya
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
The UN is investigating the alleged embezzlement of up to €5 billion that disappeared from accounts owned by Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader, according to Belgian MP Georges Gilkinet. | "UN documents confirm that Belgium failed to comply with | … | The post Billions of Euro 'Disappeared' From Frozen Accounts of Muammar Gaddafi. They Were Used to Finance War in Libya appeared first on Global Resear…
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Ukraine and Georgia Joining NATO Crosses an Unacceptable Red Line for Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
Reagan era Secretary of State James Baker's "ironclad" pledge to Mikhail Gorbachev not to expand NATO "one inch eastward" was flagrantly breached by the Clinton presidency and subsequent US administrations. | Today, US-led NATO forces surround Russia, posing a major … | The post Ukraine and Georgia Joining NATO Crosses an Unacceptable Red Line for Russia appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: SDF Halts Operations Against ISIS in Euphrates Valley Because of Turkish Attacks
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which consist mainly of members of various Kurdish armed groups, declared on October 31 that they had halted their operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley because of Turkish attacks on their positions in … | The post Video: SDF Halts Operations Against ISIS in Euphrates Valley Because of Turkish Attacks appeared first on Global Research.
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Stiff New US Economic Sanctions against Iran Imminent. Implications for the EU. Circumventing Dollar Transactions. Will Brussels Bypass the SWIFT Interbank Financial System
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
In July 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) imposed illegal new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea — legislation passing both houses near unanimously (five no votes alone in both houses), signed into law by … | The post Stiff New US Economic Sanctions against Iran Imminent. Implications for the EU. Circumventing Dollar Transactions. Will Brusse…
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How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting?
Ruth Messinger | thenation.com | 2018-11-01
How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting?
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-01
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. New Iran… Read more ?…
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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. Rogers of PBS "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" lived here. …
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As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-01
The U.S. has expressed a desire to rely in Yemen upon the often practiced and rarely successful strategy of breaking a nation into multiple enclaves based on ethnicity and political affiliation. The process, known as balkanization, has been implemented with disastrous results in Syria, Sudan and elsewhere. | The post As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted? appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-01
The Tornillo detention camp represents a major shift in the policy and practice of putting the best interests of the child first. | Since June, the federal government has been operating a massive tent city in the West Texas desert to detain immigrant children who have traveled to the United States seeking protection from persecution and abuse in their home countries. | Last week, I visited the Tornillo detention camp with colleagues from the ACLU of Texas. There are currently over 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant kids at Tornillo, most from Central America, who were transferred from long-term shelter placements. Th…
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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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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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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

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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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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Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
Iran, India and Russia are considering the creation of a new 7,200 km trade and transport corridor, which would become an alternative to the traditional route through the Suez Canal, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on October 31. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multimode network of sea and rail routes, will link the Indian […] | The post Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal appeared first on The Iranian.
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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

Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback
Jamal Abdi | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin, The re-imposition of U.S. secondary economic sanctions against Iran as part of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign has raised deep concerns in the Iranian-American community and across the globe. These sanctions follow President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the […] | The post Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback appeared first on The Iranian.
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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.
iranian.com/2018/11/01/us-blames…

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."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Headlines for October 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-26
Investigators Narrow In on Florida in Ongoing Mail Bomb Case, Turkish President Urges Saudis to Reveal Who Ordered Khashoggi Murder, U.N. Calls for International Investigation into Khashoggi Murder, Trump Sends Troops, Threatens to Close U.S.-Mexico Border over Migrant Caravan, Caitlyn Jenner Denounces Trump's Attacks on Trans Rights in Op-ed, Trump Administration Approves Plan to Drill Off Alaska Coast, Officers Involved in Drowning Death of Two SC Women Detainees Fired, Sen. Grassley Asks DOJ to Investigate Avenatti and Julie Swetnick over Kavanaugh Statements, Reporter Body-Slammed by Rep. Gianforte Tells Cong…
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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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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.
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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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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 ?…
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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 ?…
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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 ?…
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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."
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Venezuela's Maduro Meets Commune Leaders, Calls for Devolution of State Power
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-22
The president asked for forgiveness for his government's "halfhearted" progress in advancing towards the communal state, pledging to go beyond mere "speeches and applause" to empower the communes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14110

Imperial-Hipster Bible VICE Did Paid Propaganda for Saudi Arabia
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-21
Hipster media giant VICE worked with Saudi Arabia's regime mouthpiece SRMG to create a video promoting tourism and a camel… | The post Imperial-Hipster Bible VICE Did Paid Propaganda for Saudi Arabia appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Trump Administration's Warped View of Religious Freedom Abroad
Claire Provost | zcomm.org | 2018-10-18
Religious freedom arguments are increasingly being used to challenge anti-discrimination policies and access to services…
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International Economic Forecasts Point Towards Easing Venezuelan Recession in 2019
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-18
The IMF and the CEPAL predict a diminution of Venezuela's crisis next year, with Torino Capital even forecasting modest economic growth.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14107

Marching for Peace
Maya Evans | zcomm.org | 2018-10-18
As the "war on terror" generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable…
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