2018-11-04: Social Media Postees

Conservative Body Rejects Bill Against Financing Terrorism As Sanctions Take Effect
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council, a body that oversees legislations made by the Iranian Parliament (Majles) has rejected a bill on joining the UN convention against financing terrorism (CFT), which was ratified by parliament in early October. Joining the CFT is one of the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for taking Iran out […] | The post Conservative Body Rejects Bill Against Financing Terrorism As Sanctions Take Effect appeared first on
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The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is A Core Element Of US Imperialism
Federico Pieraccini | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from […] | The post The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is A Core Element Of US Imperialism appeared first on The Iranian.
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The US Pseudo Pressure Game With Saudi Arabia
Salman Rafi Sheikh | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
The US call for immediate commencement of talks on Yemen with the view to bringing the war to an end is, more than anything else, a pseudo game of pressure that it is playing with Saudi Arabia. In this game, Saudi Arabia isn't a US rival; it is its partner. For one thing, the US […] | The post The US Pseudo Pressure Game With Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudis Furious With WashPo Coverage Of Khashoggi's Murder, Call For Amazon Boycott
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
President Trump's long-running vendetta against Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post and Amazon got an unexpected supporter over the weekend, when Saudis, furious at The Washington Post's coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, have called for a boycott of Amazon.com because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos. As Bloomberg reports, […] | The post Saudis Furious With WashPo Coverage Of Khashoggi's Murder, Call For Amazon Boycott appeared firs…
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Congressional Candidate Katie Hill (CA 25) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Some say that the largest concentration of Iranians outside of the country is in California. Katie Hill is running in California's 25th congressional district that covers part of northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County. It includes the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San […] | The post Congressional Candidate Katie Hill (CA 25) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community appeared first on The Iranian.
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Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency
Sheep Media | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
One of the 3,000 Hillary emails has revealed evidence that NATO's plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves. | The post Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency appeared first on Global Research.
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Pre-emptive Peace. The Current System is Shattered. Is Military Confrontation the Next Option?
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Today, the world political situation resembles the conditions that lead to World War II. The Right-wing forces mixed with the fascist elements are gaining in the "democratic" and corrupted elections of Capitalist countries. Brazil is moving toward Fascism, of course … | The post Pre-emptive Peace. The Current System is Shattered. Is Military Confrontation the Next Option? appeared first on Global Research.
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Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Listen to my 30min. interview of November 2 with the Global Research News Hour in Canada dissecting the NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) free trade of October and commenting on the upcoming November 6 midterm elections in the US. | How it's a … | The post Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal appeared first on Global Research.
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Rigged US Elections and the new NAFTA
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
"I think it's just easier to kind of approach the problem by blaming it on an outside foreign nation, as opposed to admit that we've had a non-democratic, non-transparent system since at least 2000." | — Bob Fitrakis, from this week's … | The post Rigged US Elections and the new NAFTA appeared first on Global Research.
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Are Oil Prices Rising or Falling?
Marwan Salamah | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Not only are the current views contradictory but each is supported by arguments and evidence, which increases the confusion and frustration of anxious listeners worried about their economic future. | Who Sets Oil Prices? | Oil prices are set at the various | … | The post Are Oil Prices Rising or Falling? appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria: The New "Terra Nullius"
Maximilian Forte | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Syria, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East's newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria, a failed state. Syria a state that is too strong. Syria, soon … | The post Syria: The New "Terra Nullius" appeared first on Global Research.
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Did the Fledgling United Nations Have a Legitimate Mandate in 1947 to Partition Palestine?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
It is a fact that is hardly credible, but a fact nevertheless, that the vast majority of people, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, have now little or no idea of the political machinations that brought about the establishment of an | … | The post Did the Fledgling United Nations Have a Legitimate Mandate in 1947 to Partition Palestine? appeared first on Global Research.
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Will Militia Members and the US Military Murder Migrants at the Border?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
It will still be weeks at best until the so-called " migrant caravan" — a movement of a few thousand refugees fleeing Central America in hopes of starting new lives in the US — makes it to the border. But it's already become clear that those seeking safety in the United States may sadly find their lives even more at risk than they ever were in their former homes. | President Donald Trump — in…
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Shakira Calls For More Equality Peace and Education in Colombia
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-11-04
"Children have to be our bet, they have to be the priority of the Government, but also of the private sector if we really want a change and a country in peace," added the Colombian pop music composer.
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Despite Saudi Crisis, US Increases Threats Against Iran
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-04
Though the U.S.-Saudi alliance may have been weakened because of the Khashoggi murder, both countries are still targeting Iran as new US sanctions are announced on Sunday, writes Marjorie Cohn of Truthout. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The alleged torture, murder… Read more ?…
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Transcript of a talk I gave on fighting the media's propaganda campaign against Venezuela's govenment
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2018-11-04
Below is a slightly edited (and rushed) transcript of a talk (a webinar) I was asked to give to the Alliance for Global Justice. There were some technical glitches with the sound level but the recording is here. *** Ok we're here to talk about fighting back against the international media's economic war on Venezuela. Read…
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NYT Story On Pro-Trump Women Features Convicted Scammer
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2018-11-04
A recent New York Times piece on women who support Trump includes reporting by four different journalists, but it fails to disclose the criminal record of one of the people featured. | The article profiles several women who support the president, although it notes that "warmth toward the president is decidedly a minority view among women around the country" and that "women disproportionately opposed Mr. Trump's election two years ago, and have turned against him in even greater numbers since." | In 2015, Rachell Marks, a Montana woman w…
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Climate Change and Its Staggering Refugee Crisis
Todd Miller | zcomm.org | 2018-11-04
Research confirms that massive migration, into the millions, will be an inevitable consequence of global warming…
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Legislators request info. on Brown & Trump administration negotiations over Delta Tunnels
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2018-11-04
"This desire to hastily push forward an agreement without the input of affected Delta communities is concerning," the eight legislators wrote. "The state has a duty to preserve the public trust by providing transparency and accountability to all Californians."
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City Council Candidate Ashley Scontriano Calls Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones "Enlightening"
Peter Green | indybay.org | 2018-11-04
After Santa Cruz City Council candidate Ashley Scontriano refused to denounce white supremacy at a candidates forum held at UC Santa Cruz on Monday night, students in the audience chanted "Black Lives Matter" in unison. A short while later Scontriano walked out of the forum, as did two other candidates. "A group of students started chanting Black Lives Matter after I spoke up about equality for all, not just for one race or gender," Scontriano later stated. Scontriano's views on the Black Lives Matter movement are informed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars (see photo). Following the announcement of he…
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Beware of Greg Larson
Bratton Online | indybay.org | 2018-11-04
Never in my 48 (forty eight) years of voting in Santa Cruz have I watched a more desperate candidate than Greg Larson. I've never seen more money spent by an individual than Greg Larson, either. We need to ask why he has such desire, drive and — and such questionable financial backing. That includes every major developer, and of course the Boardwalk, franchises, the real estate conglomerate…think for a second what that means for Santa Cruz's future.
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Marie Colvin Dedicated Her Extraordinary Life to Describing "What Really Happens in Wars"
Charles Glass | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
"In Extremis" by Lindsey Hilsum is the new biography of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in 2012 while covering the Syrian war. | The post Marie Colvin Dedicated Her Extraordinary Life to Describing "What Really Happens in Wars" appeared first on The Intercept.
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Weapons Makers Rushing Campaign Cash to Democrat in Line to Chair Defense Industry's Key House Committee
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
Weapons makers are moving last-minute money to the Democratic congressman in line to chair the defense industry's key House committee, as he is under assault from a fellow Democrat, who is attacking his pro-war record just ahead of a rare intra-party general election. | If Democrats take the House of Representatives, the next chair of the Armed Services Committee, which oversees military affairs and defense spending, will likely be Rep. Adam Smith, a hawkish Democrat from Washington state who represents a district in the Seattle-area, where important elements of the military-industrial complex are concentrated.
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Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
The Murdoch family is warmly received in the hallways of power and money. But they should be ostracized in the same way that Steve Bannon has. | The post Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned. appeared first on The Intercept.
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How US sanctions On Iran Could Herald A Profound Global Power Shift
Peter Oborne | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its goal is to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero, although waivers were being negotiated with some countries. Such a move could bankrupt Iran and destroy the government's ability to deliver […] | The post How US sanctions On Iran Could Herald A Profound Global Power Shift appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Oil Tankers Reportedly 'Go Dark,' Making Tracking Exports More Difficult
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
Iran's oil exports are becoming harder to track as Iranian tankers are increasingly "going dark" by turning off transponders that make them easy to detect as they transport their cargo on the high seas, oil experts say. With the United States preparing to reimpose sanctions on Iran's oil and financial sectors on November 5, officials […] | The post Iranian Oil Tankers Reportedly 'Go Dark,' Making Tracking Exports More Difficult appeared first on The Iranian
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Mossad To Use Mercenary MEK For Fatal False Flag Op In Albania
Massoud Khodabandeh | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
On October 30, Denmark claimed that Iran had sent intelligence agents to assassinate the leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA). Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen robustly denounced the alleged plot as "totally unacceptable" and Denmark's foreign ministry said it would urge other European countries to […] | The post Mossad To Use Mercenary MEK For Fatal False Flag Op In Albania appeared first on The Iranian.
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Top 5 Reasons Trump's Menacing Iran With Game Of Thrones Tweet Is Horrible
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
With his seemingly infinite capacity for tone deafness, Trump tweeted on Friday an HBO-style movie poster of himself with the phrase "Sanctions are coming," referring to the Game of Thrones tagline that "winter is coming," and thereby menacing Iran. HBO issued a formal complaint against use of its material for political purposes. It also sent out a […] | The post Top 5 Reasons Trump's Menacing Iran With Game Of Thrones Tweet Is Horrible appeared first on The Ira…
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Why Benjamin Netanyahu Defends the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-04
The Saudi crown prince is the key Arab linchpin of the Trump-Netanyahu deal of the century and shares Netnayahu's animosity toward both Iran and Erdogan. (MEE) — For the past month, while governments and media outlet around the world sounded a drumbeat of shock and dismay over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, all that could be …

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In Shocking Interview, Top Commander Admits US Cannot Win War in Afghanistan
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-04
(ZHE) — Historians of the now seventeen-year old U.S. war in Afghanistan will take note of this past week when the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations in the country made a bombshell, historic admission. He conceded that the United States cannot win in Afghanistan. Speaking to NBC News last week, Gen. Austin Scott Miller made his …

In Shocking Interview, Top Commander Admits US Cannot Win War in Afghanistan

'Porno hitman'!? SNL's Pete Davidson blasted for mocking war veteran who lost eye in Afghanistan
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-04
A grinning Pete Davidson caught hell online for making fun of a wounded Navy SEAL and congressional candidate, saying his eyepatch made him look like a "hitman in a porno movie." | …
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Utah mayor killed in Kabul the latest victim of perpetual US presence in Afghanistan
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-04
The US serviceman killed in an insider attack in Kabul is identified as Brent Taylor, a mayor from Utah. While shocking to some back at home, this is only the latest such incident in a war that even top brass now call unwinnable. | …
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Trump Moves the World One Step Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
In October, President Trump announced he plans to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, carving out a path to a 21st century US-Russian Cold War. The move demonstrates once again that ignorance compounded with the need for domination makes for an extremely dangerous nuclear cocktail of renewed arms racing that endangers human survival. | While the Russian military may indeed be in technical violation of the Treaty by testing…
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Why Restoring Voting Rights Matters for Florida's Latinos
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
Next week, Floridians have a chance to engage in a uniquely democratic act — and not just by casting a ballot in Tuesday's election. In Florida, they can do something more — they can vote for voting. | Thanks to a movement led by affected citizens, Floridians will vote on Amendment 4 — the Voting Restoration Amendment. If it passes, Amendment 4 will restore the eligibility to vote to 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions in their past, who are currently barred for life from voting. This amendment, and what it means for democracy, should have particular significance for the Latino commun…
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Michigan Professor Faces Punishment for Following His Conscience on BDS
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
The punishment of John Cheney-Lippold, a University of Michigan professor who declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wished to study in Israel, has grown in a particularly ugly and disturbing manner. | Cheney-Lippold is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) that argues these actions be taken against Israel until it restores full human rights to Palestinians living in Israel, those living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and those who were driven from their homes in Palestine in 1948. BDS has been targeted by the State of Israel as a "strategic threat.
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Eight Lessons From History to Help Make Sense of the Far Right
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
I learned to peer beyond my political bubble in the early 1980s: first, when Ronald Reagan was elected president and destroyed the New Deal coalition in which I was raised; and then when Phyllis Schlafly's Stop ERA women indeed stopped the Equal Rights Amendment for women from becoming the law of the land by defeating those of us fighting to win its passage in the Illinois legislature. We needed one more state for the Constitutional Amendment to be enacted, and Illinois was one of three where we had a chance. On the steps of the Illinois state capitol were white women with lacquered hair wearing skirt suits and b…
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DeSantis's Corporate Backers Hope His Racist Dog-Whistles Will Boost Profits
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-04
By virtue of being born, each of us has the absolute right to safety, shelter, food, education and health care. This is the agenda of the organization I co-direct, the Dream Defenders. It is also the agenda that Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has attacked as being too "radical" for the Sunshine State and proof that Mayor Andrew Gillum is unfit for governorship. | Through conversations with thousands of everyday Floridians and backed by dozens of Florida organizations, we built " The Freedom Papers," a left, populist vision for the…
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American Terror Is Not New
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
The casual, endemic and racist violence that characterizes American behavior at home and abroad cannot be laid at the doorstep of the current buffoon in the White House. | "The most prevalent racially motivated murders are carried out by police across … | The post American Terror Is Not New appeared first on Global Research.
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VIDEO — Il convitato di pietra al tavolo Italia-Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
«Ritengo molto importante confrontarci con un partner strategico come la Federazione Russa, necessaria per individuare soluzioni alle principali crisi regionali»: lo ha dichiarato il premier Conte alla conferenza stampa congiunta al termine dell'incontro col presidente Putin, il 24 ottobre a … | The post VIDEO — Il convitato di pietra al tavolo Italia-Russia appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: The Globalists Have Created A 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why Is This Happening Now?
Truthstream Media | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Behind the endless throngs of desperate Central American children arriving on the U.S. border and a steady wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico and beyond is a plan for global economic warfare — those building up the world of globalization … | The post Video: The Globalists Have Created A 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why Is This Happening Now? appeared first on Global Research.
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US Threatens Pullout From the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Which Survived Hitler but Not Trump
Wayne Madsen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
The United States is threatening to withdraw from two international organizations that survived World Wars I and II but may not survive the retrogressive neo-conservative foreign policy of Donald Trump. The world's third-oldest international organization, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), … | The post US Threatens Pullout From the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Which Sur…
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The Next Generation of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Genetically engineered viruses could very well become the next generation of warfare. Deadly viruses modified in labs could be released eliminating entire communities of people as they infect making them a valuable asset to militaries worldwide. | As dystopian as that | … | The post The Next Generation of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses appeared first on Global Research.
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Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert
Victoria López | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
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, … | The post Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert appeared first on Global Research.
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Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
For nearly 40 years since the Islamic Republic's 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny, Iran withstood the effects of multiple rounds of illegal US sanctions. | This time will likely be no different, Iran seeking ways to overcome … | The post Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
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VIDEO — O Convidado Fantasma no Encontro Itália-Rússia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
"Considero muito importante e também necessário, conferenciar com um parceiro estratégico como a Federação Russa, necessária para encontrar soluções para as principais crises regionais": disse o Primeiro Ministro Conte na conferência de imprensa conjunta, no final da reunião com o … | The post VIDEO — O Convidado Fantasma no Encontro Itália-Rússia appeared first on Global Research.
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Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi?
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in … | The post Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi? appeared first on Global Research.
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Selected Articles: Trump Sanctions, War Crimes in Syria
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Consider Making a Donation to Global Research | While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | When the Lie becomes … | The post Selected Articles: Trump Sanctions, War Crimes in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Syrian Army Discovers ISIS Depot with US-Supplied Ammunition
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
On November 1, Hayat Tahir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) announced that its members had attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the village of Abu Qamis in southeastern Idlib. Three SAA soldiers were reportedly killed. | A source in … | The post Video: Syrian Army Discovers ISIS Depot with US-Supplied Ammunition appeared first on Global Research.
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Washington Imposes New Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced an escalation of US sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela during a bellicose speech delivered in Miami on Thursday to an invitation-only audience of right-wing exiles and Republican functionaries. | Bolton's speech on the Trump … | The post Washington Imposes New Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba appeared first on Global Research.
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VIDEO — Der Steinerne Gast am Tisch mit Italien und Russland
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
"Ich halte es für sehr wichtig, dass wir einen strategischen Partner wie die Russische Föderation treffen, und auch für notwendig, um Lösungen für die wichtigsten regionalen Krisen zu finden" — so die Erklärung von Premierminister Giuseppe Conte auf der gemeinsamen … | The post VIDEO — Der Steinerne Gast am Tisch mit Italien und Russland appeared first on Global Research.
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It's Official: Erdogan Accuses Saudi Crown Prince of Ordering Khashoggi's Murder
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
For a month after Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi's Istanbul consulate, never to be seen or heard from again, Turkish President Erdogan refrained from accusing kingdom crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) of ordering his murder to silence him. | In … | The post It's Official: Erdogan Accuses Saudi Crown Prince of Ordering Khashoggi's Murder appeared first on Global Research.
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US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe
Patrick Henningsen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
One of the main set-pieces of US, EU and NATO member state foreign policy towards Russia is the claim that "Russia invaded Crimea," a cardinal sin which can only be expunged by Moscow relinquishing its new acquisition. As punishment, the … | The post US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe appeared first on Global Research.
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33 Trillion More Reasons Why The New York Times Gets it Wrong on Russia-gate
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-03
Further research shows The New York Times was even further off the mark in blaming Russian social media for Trump's win, as Gareth Porter reports. Facebook Said 80,000 Russian Posts Were Buried in 33 Trillion Facebook Offerings Over Two-Year Period Further Undermining NYT's Case … Read more ?…
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Here's a Sneak Peek at Lee Camp's 'Super Patriotic, Very Uncle Sam' Comedy Special (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
Truthdig columnist Lee Camp's self-produced stand-up comedy special is dropping on quite an auspicious date: His "Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed on American Television" (got that?) comes out this Tuesday– as in Election Day. | If I was an America-hater, would I title my new stand up comedy special SUPER PATRIOTIC VERY UNCLE SAM COMEDY SPECIAL NOT ALLOWED ON AMERICAN TELEVISION ? ? ? Checkmate, Russiagaters. t.co/u3yV5dhaAV | — Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp)

National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-11-03
Civil Rights Leader to Visit Several Churches in Orlando During First Sunday to Mobilize Black Voters ORLANDO (November 2, 2018)–In the race toward a groundbreaking midterm election which could determine the fate of Florida and the nation for years to come, the leader of the nation's foremost civil rights organization will travel to Orlando […] | The post National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events appeared first on NAACP.
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The Political Education of Hunter S. Thompson
Peter Richardson | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
Despite an embargo on his archive, a new biography examines how events between the Kennedy assassination and Nixon's resignation pushed the writer toward his most trenchant work. | The post The Political Education of Hunter S. Thompson appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Some State Election Servers Could Be Exposed to Hackers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
A ProPublica analysis found election computer servers in Wisconsin and Kentucky could be susceptible to intruders. Wisconsin shut down its service in response to our inquiries. | The post Some State Election Servers Could Be Exposed to Hackers appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Moving the Conversation Toward Justice
Lacy M. Johnson | zcomm.org | 2018-11-03
Interview on activism, the failure to reckon, and extracting power from pain…
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The Changing Methods of Voter Disenfranchisement
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2018-11-03
Voting for the lesser of two evils isn't always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is.
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Grassroots struggle is the only way
Joao Pedro Stedile | zcomm.org | 2018-11-03
Interview on the election results in Brazil and the way forward…
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Student Groups Push 'Justice for Jordan' Forward at the University of Maryland
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-11-03
Student Groups Push 'Justice for Jordan' Forward at the University of Maryland…
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Immigrant tent cities and right-wing terror: The new normal in America
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.
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Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
Bolton's speech on the Trump administration's policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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Sri Lankan crisis: Washington intervenes to maintain its political influence
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The Trump administration, which is preparing for war against China, does not want to lose political domination in strategically-located Sri Lanka.
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US expands illegal, unilateral sanctions against Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The measures Washington outlined yesterday are tantamount to a declaration of war.
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Trump manoeuvres in lead-up to talks with Chinese President Xi
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The aim is either to extract major concessions from China or, failing that, create the best conditions for pressing ahead with trade war measures.
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Turkey And Iraq To Get Exemptions From US Sanctions On Iran: Officials
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Turkey and Iraq will receive exemptions from US sanctions on Iran when they come into force on Monday, according to officials from both countries. Three Iraqi officials said on Friday that the US has informed Baghdad it will be allowed to keep importing crucial gas, energy supplies and food items from Iran after Washington reimposes […] | The post Turkey And Iraq To Get Exemptions From US Sanctions On Iran: Officials appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Claims It Started Production Of New Warplane
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Defense Minister Amir Hatami has claimed that Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. "Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the […] | The post Iran Claims It Started Production Of New Warplane appeared first on The Iranian.
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As Sanctions Tighten, Washington Threatens Iran With "Military Might"
Keith Jones | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
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 akin to that of the despot Shah Reza Pahlavi. Beginning Monday, November 5, the US will embargo Iranian energy exports, which fund well over a third of the country's state […] | The post As Sanctions Tighten, Washington Threatens Iran With "Military Might" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Cutting Iranian Oil Imports To Zero Unrealistic: Indian Oil Corp
Oil Price | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
The prospects of Indian refiners cutting their intake of Iranian crude oil to zero are unrealistic, the chairman of Indian Oil Corp. told S&P Global Platts in an exclusive interview this week. Although the company, the largest oil player in India, has reduced its imports of Iranian crude, Sanjiv Singh said the chances of cutting all the […] | The post Cutting Iranian Oil Imports To Zero Unrealistic: Indian Oil Corp appeared first on The Iranian.
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General Soleimani Responds To President Trump
Ali Nejad | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Earlier today President Donald Trump used "Game of Thrones" imagery and language to promote sanctions against Iran. The Tweet featured a text overlay reading "Sanctions are coming." The font of the text is a near-match of the style used in HBO's mega-popular fantasy television series. The text itself appears to imitate "Winter is coming," one […] | The post General Soleimani Responds To President Trump appeared first on The Iranian.
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Persepolis Poised To Make History Against Kashima
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Persepolis are aiming to become the first Iranian football team to win the AFC Champions League but they will have two difficult matches ahead. Iranian teams Sepahan in 2007 and Zob Ahan in 2010 reached the final but both ended up losing to East Asian oppositions and now, well-prepared Persepolis, are going to make history […] | The post Persepolis Poised To Make History Against Kashima appeared first on The Iranian.
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33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-03
(CN Op-ed) — Even more damning evidence has come to light undermining The New York Times' assertion in September that Russia used social media to steal the 2016 election for Donald Trump. New research shows that a relatively paltry 80,000 posts from the private Russian company Internet Research Agency (IRA) were engulfed in literally trillions of posts on Facebook over …

33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate

Saudis Pound Yemen After US Officials Demand 'Immediate Ceasefire'
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-03
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen. In the course of this, he demanded an end to fighting, and an immediate halt to all airstrikes against populated areas. Friday in Yemen was much like any other, with Saudi warplanes pounding areas in and around the northern cities of Hodeidah …

Saudis Pound Yemen After US Officials Demand 'Immediate Ceasefire'

'Uncomfortable truth'? CNN's Lemon defends claim that white men are the 'biggest terror threat'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-03
Doubling down on his controversial statements earlier this week, CNN host Don Lemon has offered some "overwhelming evidence" to prove his point, that radicalized "white men" are the "biggest terror threat" to the US. | …
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'You did the same': Obama's head of Iran sanctions grilled over criticizing Trump's 'disgusting joy'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-03
The man who designed sanctions against Iran under Barack Obama faced a backlash after he said that the light-hearted use of a Game of Thrones-inspired meme by Donald Trump to threaten Tehran with new restrictions was 'disgusting.' | …
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CIA's secret communication network was cracked by Iranians using… Google Search?
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-03
The web-based network which was used by the CIA to communicate with its sources was overcome by Iranians using text-book Google queries, a new exposé claims. The agency knew about the vulnerability, but failed to act on it. | …
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Grand Theft Voting Rights
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-03
As soon as it became clear that Donald Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes in the 2016 election, he started looking for a pretext to explain his failure to pass the most basic test of democratic legitimacy. | Trump conjured up the most outrageous and transparent lies to explain his loss, grumbling about widespread voter fraud and blaming "the millions of people who voted illegally" for depriving him of a popular vote victory. | But these lies were more than an incurable megalomaniac trying to save face in front of a skeptical world. Soon after his inauguration, Trump moved to act on his lies, cr…
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Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-02
As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a "troika of tyranny" and a "triangle of terror." We speak with world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky about U.S. foreign policy in Central America. He joins us in Tucson, Arizona, where he now teaches at the University of Arizona. Chomsky is also institute professor emeritu…
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This Website Fights Fascists
Eric Draitser | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
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Barred From the Court: US Indian Law = Imperial Relic
Michael Donnelly | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
On Sept. 24, 2018, the Yakama Nation joined in a case before the US Supreme Court and submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the Court) brief in the case of Washington State Department of Licensing v Cougar Den, Inc. The Yakama Nation is seeking to get the Supreme Court to rule against the unusual State of Washington's Appeal…
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Ireland's Gaeltacht Regions: Transitioning Into Oblivion?
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
UNESCO, the UN body charged with — among other things — fostering international cultural co-operation, categorizes safe languages as ones where the 'language is spoken by all generations; [and] intergenerational transmission is uninterrupted'. At least 43% of the estimated 7,097 languages spoken in the world today are far from safe — and instead are classed…
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Bill Blum Needs Our Help
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
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Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
On October 31st a select group of UK scientists launched a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK government at the Houses of Parliament: "For criminal inaction in the face of climate change catastrophe and ecological collapse." According to the scientists, now is the time to act as a planetary emergency is already upon us. Nearly…
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What Debate? Some Strategic Electoral Considerations
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Someone recently asked me my opinion on "the left debate over lesser evil voting" this year. What debate? There's no debate. Anyone who doesn't understand that the creeping fascist white nationalist Republicans are more horrific than the dismal dollar Democrats in ways that matter enough to hold one's nose and vote "for" the Dems in…
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History Repeats Itself as Neoliberals Flock to Bolsonaro's Side
George Ganitis | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
The recent election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil comes as a shock to no one who'd been paying attention. The country's judiciary, led by the neoliberal, PSDB party-aligned judge Sérgio Moro, chose to indict Lula on dubious charges of corruption. In May, the courts then upheld the sentence against Lula's appeals, in spite of the…
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Lessons From the Trump Tax Cut
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
It's a bit less than a year since Congress passed the Trump tax cut, but we are far enough along that we can be fairly confident about its impact on the economy. There are three main lessons we can learn: + The tax cut is to not leading the promised investment boom; + The additional…
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Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
With Jair Bolsonaro's victory in Brazil's presidential election at the weekend, the doom-mongers among western elites are out in force once again. His success, like Donald Trump's, has confirmed a long-held prejudice: that the people cannot be trusted; that, when empowered, they behave like a mob driven by primitive urges; that the unwashed masses now threaten to bring down the carefully constructed walls of civilisation.
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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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Trump's Tribalism (And Ours)
Tommy Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Almost two years after the fact, the sting to the American Left has not quite faded. That a bumbling, chauvinistic, vituperative, politically inexperienced real estate scion eked out a victory in a contest for the world's most powerful office still strikes us a monstrous, unforgivable injustice. The feeling is understandable, what with Donald Trump's casual…
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14th Amendment Nullification Threatens the Core of Citizenship
Kevin Alexander Gray | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
When I was in the military in the 1970s, I heard two white soldiers talking on the rifle range. One soldier asked the other how he learned to shoot so well. "I like shooting cans right off the fence," the other soldier responded, adding: "Af-ri-cans, Puer-to-Ri-cans and Mex-i-cans." The comment came to mind when I…
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What is to be Done? Looking Past Trump's Tyranny
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
We live in dangerous times. Capitalism's globalization has ended the post-WW-II "American Dream." The U.S. economy is in a roller-coaster state, pulled by a decline in the joblessness rates but with stagnant wages as the rich are getting richer and inequality intensifies. Working people are being squeezed and getting increasingly desperate. This desperation contributed to…
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Brazil Moves Right: the Rise of Jair Bolsonaro
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Moving left has been a Brazilian political tendency for some time, a tendency affirmed through the 1990s and 2000s with the presidential administrations of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. But this is the same country also famed for its share of murderous military dictatorships and political convulsions. The worm would eventually turn.
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A Modern Ethic for a Finite World
Zanga Chimombo | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
At some point, presumably before leaving the relative comfort of Africa and overrunning the more hostile climes and lesser higher primates of Eurasia, ancient man created powerful taboos some of which survive to the present day. The institution of marriage, for example, which may have evolved alongside totemism — whose prevalence (well into the later…
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Roaming Charges: Seeing John Berger
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
When I heard that John Berger had died, an image flashed in my mind of a painting on a vast canvas I had stood captivated before a few years ago in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. A crowd is gathered before a small grave in the jaundiced light of a winter afternoon. The people huddle…
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Violence Will Ensue If The GOP Loses
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
In the wake of yet another preventable massacre here in the United States, Donald Trump and his lying team of sociopaths are scrambling for excuses. In my mind, the American culture of violence as seen in the Pentagon, Hollywood and elsewhere is first to blame. Next comes the woefully corrupt Republicans and their allegiance to…
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Jim Crow Kills a Kid
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
The 1955 murder of the African-American teen Emmett Till by white supremacists in Mississippi remains one of the most evocative symbols of white racist violence in recent US history. The subsequent trials are part of this symbology. The response by the Black community and its allies to the murder and the verdict is often considered…
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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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Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy
MHBF | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
You can't bail out the banks, leave the debts in place, and rescue the economy. It's a zero-sum game. Somebody has to lose. That's what happened in 2009 when President Obama came in. He invited the bankers to the White House and he said,…
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Is Erdogan Like Malcolm X?
Kani Xulam | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Something strange happened in New York last month. President Erdogan of Turkey met with two daughters of Malcom X, Ilyasha and Qubilah. The meeting was short, but its meaning will long reverberate through the ages for Kurds, as well as the students of Malcolm X. Ilyasha Shabazz compared the Turkish leader to her late father…
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