2018-11-06: Social Media Postees

US-British Threats Against Russia Have a Long History
TCMA | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
In their new book Union Jackboot: What Your Media and Professors Don't Tell You About British Foreign Policy (Até Books), doctors T.J. Coles and Matthew Alford debate the rationale of Anglo-American policy towards Russia. Alford: There seems to be a consensus that we need a strong military because Russia is on the rise. What do you think…
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Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations
Election Geek | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…
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Selfiecides: the Gladiators of the Digital Age?
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
The annual Darwin Awards are bestowed ironically, having originated in Usenet newsgroup discussions in the mid-1980s. The Awards are earmarked for individuals who contribute, supposedly, to human evolution by eliminating themselves from the human gene pool as a result of their own actions, culminating in the actor's death, or if they survive, ensuing in their…
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Abe Meets Xi Then Modi: A New Asia 'Cooperation Sphere'?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
One of the more important consequences of the Trump Administration trade war against both China as well as Japan is the recent diplomatic and economic meeting between Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing. … | The post Abe Meets Xi Then Modi: A New Asia 'Cooperation Sphere'? appeared first on Global Research.
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The Global Economy and Political Murder: Why Trudeau Won't Stop Arms Sales to Saudis
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
Almost 5,000 miles from the city in which his corpse was secretly buried — in one piece or in bits — by his Saudi killers, Jamal Khashoggi's murder now rattles the scruples and the purse-strings of yet another country. For Canada, land of the free and liberal conscience — especially under Justin Trudeau — is…
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The Bitter Tears of Portland Stone
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
Larry Hoover is a living statue. — Kanye West John Wayne is great because he is a statue. — Howard Hawks To the contemporary eye, the photos in Phil Stanford's terrific new Portland Confidential might look like period sets for the infamous 'crisis actors' of avant-conspiracy theory. The clothes, the edges of the frame and the…
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Yemen Ceasefire: The Best Thing the UK Government Can Do for Yemen Is to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia
Andrew Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
The UK government has urged the UN Security Council to act over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, saying there now "appears to be a window" for a peace deal. | This follows documentation from the UN that shows Yemen is on … | The post Yemen Cease…
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Why Iran Needs a War Economy
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
Faced with the relentless U.S. economic war, Iran needs a war economy. Indeed, the plan of a war economy should not be very difficult for Iran to implement since it has a relatively successful experience of carrying out such a plan: during the 8-year war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Iran embarked on an extensive state-guided economic management that effectively provided for both its military and civilian needs. Because of the revolutionary atmosphere of the time, and because of the corresponding spirit of generosity, selflessness, social cohesion, and national unity the country was able to effectively withstand bo…
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Iran Is Preparing for a Long Siege as the Global Squeeze Begins
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
Today the harshest and highest level economic and energy sanctions that can be imposed on any country are being imposed unilaterally on Iran. The US establishment will try its best to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees and Tehran … | The post Iran Is Preparing for a Long Siege as the Global Squeeze Begins appeared first on Global Research.
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Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan?
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in U.S. history may have reached a turning point. But 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 war…
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How the World Sees the Caravan
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-06
Around 80% of the asylum seekers' caravan heading towards the U.S.-Mexico border come, according to BuzzFeed, from Honduras. They are fleeing intolerable conditions in their country following the U.S.-supported coup against President Manuel Zelaya that happened nine years ago. HuffPost reports that…
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What Difference will the US Midterm Elections Make? Iran Sanctions, Towards A Global Financial Crisis
Jim Dean | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
The US midterm elections will soon be over. Some will be celebrating, with others passing the crying towel around. Another group of spinmeisters will then go to work for those who have lost, claiming Russian interference or whatever they can … | The post What Difference will the US Midterm Elections Make? Iran Sanctions, Towards A Global Financial Crisis appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Pompeo Announces Iran Sanctions 'Waivers'
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
While several European countries that applied for a waiver didn't receive one (reports last week noted that the US had refused to grant a waiver to the European Union as a whole), Italy and Greece did receive waivers. Pompeo noted … | The post Video: Pompeo Announces Iran Sanctions 'Waivers' appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Former US-backed Militants "Switch Sides" in Syria War. Now Fighting against US-led Coalition
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
Former members of US-backed militant groups are joining forces with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, operating in Syria, the WSJ reported on November 1. According to the report, approximately 2,000 fighters had joined the forces and have even started receiving salaries. … | The post Video: Former US-backed Militants "Switch Sides" in Syria War. Now Fighting against US-led Coalition appeared first on Global Research.
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Clinton bots more talkative & influential than Trump bots around 2016 debates, study finds
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
While the popular narrative blames Clinton's 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones. | …
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The specter of Marx haunts the American ruling class
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.
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Don't Let A Massacre Like In Pittsburgh Happen Here! Remove Nazi Leader Patrick Little!
bay area residents | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
In the wake of the massacres in Pittsburgh, Kentucky, and Tallahasee, the need to protect our communities from far-Right and neo-Nazi terror is greater than ever. One of the people who influenced Pittsburgh shooter, Robert Bowers, currently lives in between Albany, in the UC Berkeley family housing village, and in San Francisco, on a house boat. It's time for Patrick Little to go, before he carries out his threats of violence against Jews, people of color, queer and trans folks, and anyone that rejects his fascism.
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Stop Supporting the US-Backed, Saudi-Led War in Yemen
PISF | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
On November 3, the Yemeni Alliance Committee and allies protested the ongoing US involvement in the war in Yemen with a rally in San Franicsco's United Nations Plaza. Photos by Terry Scussel, please credit photographer.
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Civilians Trapped as Saudi Airstrikes and Warships Pound Yemeni City of Hodeidah
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-06
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Saudi airstrikes and warships continue to pound the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Monday, with escalating strikes coinciding with Saudi-backed ground forces advancing closer to the city, just three miles from the port itself, according to officials. This further limits the movement of aid into and out of the vital port, which before the Saudi …

Civilians Trapped as Saudi Airstrikes and Warships Pound Yemeni City of Hodeidah

Saudi Arabia Launches Nuclear Research Reactor, Citing Competition With Iran
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has launched the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor as part of a plan to diversify the kingdom's energy mix and acquire nuclear capabilities, state media reported. The reactor launched on November 5 is among 16 that Saudi officials, citing archrival Iran's continued development of nuclear energy, have said they […] | The post Saudi Arabia Launches Nuclear Research Reactor, Citing Competition With Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudi Arabia Grilled Over Human Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-06
(MEE) — Saudi Arabia has insisted that its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be "fair", amid a barrage of criticism at a United Nations meeting on Monday. The half-day public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over than a month after the Saudi insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate …

Saudi Arabia Grilled Over Human Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva

Judge rejects push by Daily Telegraph to amend its defence in Geoffrey Rush defamation suit
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
Justice Wigney sharply warned that the presence of a previously unheard of witness would "egregiously prejudice Mr Rush."
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LIVE BLOG: Election Day 2018
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-11-06
There are 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governors' offices up for grabs today, and Truthout senior columnist William Rivers Pitt will be here to document it every step of the way. Join us all day (and night, if necessary) for ongoing updates! | |

Tuesday November 6, 2018 9: 00am EST

| It Begins: | Three years and five months ago, Donald Trump descended on a golden elevator and fired the first salvo of the strange, callous, racist war he has been waging ever since. Trump is not on any ballot today, but that is in name only. Today, he gets his first real report card, and the rest of…
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Trump's War on the Fed
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-06
October was a brutal month for the stock market. After the Fed's eighth interest rate hike on September 26th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 2,000 points and the NASDAQ had its worst month in nearly 10 years. After the Dow lost more than 800 points on October 10th and the S&P 500 suffered its first weeklong losing streak since Trump's election, the president said, "I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed…
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Chinese president denounces "law of the jungle" on trade
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
The Chinese president's speech was an attempt to secure allies in the deepening trade war with the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

March on the Polls Highlights Early Voting
Sharat G. Lin | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
March on the Polls mobilized voters to vote early in Santa Clara County which provides 8 early voting centers. It particularly targeted poorer communities that may not be aware of early voting as an alternative to voting on Election Day which is a working day. [Cover photo: Teresa Castellanos, Cindy Chavez, and Teresa Gomez show their mail-in ballots before delivering them to the Registrar of Voters.]…
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Documenting resistance in colonial Kenya
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-06
Kenya's War of Independence: Mau Mau & its Legacy of Resistance to Colonialism and Imperialism, 1948-1990 | By Shiraz Durrani | African Books Collective, 2018 | The public relations department of the colonial government in Kenya never referred to the Mau Mau struggles as a "war of independence" during the post-World War II years in the last century. Rather the struggles were relegated to an "emergency" where the colonial government had to deal with "a frenzy of vi…
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Proof Poverty in the U.S. Is Getting Exponentially Worse
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-06
A White House report recently proclaimed that the "War on Poverty is largely over and a success." United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said it was "ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America." | Well-positioned Americans must talk like this, of course, because admitting the debilitati…
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US escalates illegal economic war on the people of Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
Speaking like a mafia don, Pompeo offered Iran "a choice" between making a "180-degree turn from its outlaw course of action" and seeing "its economy crumble."
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Naturalist Night: Restoring Indigenous Stewardship
SCMNH | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History | 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…
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The way forward for young people: Not Democratic Party politics, but the fight for socialism!
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Wigneswaran's Tamil People's Alliance: A trap for Sri Lankan workers
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-06
Amid an international radicalization of the working class, the TPA aims to divide workers along ethnic lines and block the growth of the Socialist Equality Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair
Derrick Kikuchi | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church | 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (at Lincoln and Cowper)…
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Trump's Sanctions Against Iran Appear To Have Failed
Eric Zuesse | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
This morning it was reported that the following countries will receive 'temporary' waivers excusing them from US sanctions on Iranian oil exports. ‚Ä¢ South Korea ‚Ä¢ Taiwan ‚Ä¢ Turkey ‚Ä¢ Greece ‚Ä¢ Japan ‚Ä¢ China ‚Ä¢ India ‚Ä¢ Italy www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDAXN_Zq… If there will be increasing resistance in the EU, among the nations that Trump is […] | The post T…
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Geoengineering as dispossession
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-06
The Political Economy of Land Use in an Era of Climate Urgency. | Source…
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Children Born To Iranian Mothers And Foreign Fathers To Receive Iranian Citizenship
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
The cabinet of ministers chaired by President Hassan Rouhani approved on Sunday a bill, according to which, children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers are permitted to receive Iranian citizenship. They are also allowed to get ID cards based on mother's request before the age of 18 and their own request after the age […] | The post Children Born To Iranian Mothers And Foreign Fathers To Receive Iranian Citizenship appeared first on The Iranian…
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Why Trump Decided To Back Down On Iran
Nick Cunningham | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
The Trump administration has finally faced up to what many knew all along: It won't be able to take Iran's oil exports down to zero. The U.S. is set to grant waivers to eight countries, allowing them to continue to import some level of oil from Iran, on the condition that they ratchet down their purchases in […] | The post Why Trump Decided To Back Down On Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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US religious leader stops just short of calling America 'the Great Satan' on Iran visit
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
Controversial religious leader Louis Farrakhan told Iranians that "victory will be yours," calling on them to persevere despite unprecedented sanctions from the country their leaders have called "the Great Satan." | …
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Afterword — Once upon a time there was an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan
CW | indybay.org | 2018-11-06
Two months ago we published here an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan signed by "Militants in Kurdistan, Iraq" in relation with the increasing and intensification of the class struggle in the region of Middle East and especially in Iraq and Iran.
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'The Lobby': Watch The Film The Israel Lobby Didn't Want You To See
Electronic Intifada | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby — USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel's covert influence campaign in the United States. It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles. The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in […] | The post 'The Lobby': Watch The Film The Israel Lobby Didn't Want You To See appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Unraveling Of The Netanyahu Project For The Middle East
Alastair Crooke | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
Nahum Barnea, a leading Israeli commentator, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth in May (in Hebrew), set out, unambiguously, the 'deal' behind Trump's Middle East policy: In the wake of the US exit from JCPOA [which occurred on 8 May], Trump, Barnea wrote, will threaten a rain of 'fire and fury' onto Tehran … whilst Putin is expected to […] | The post The Unraveling Of The Netanyahu Project For The Middle East appeared first on The Iranian.
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Get Off My Precinct!
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-11-06
It started with carving up weird-shaped districts to minimize the impact of Democratic voters. | The post Get Off My Precinct! appeared first on Truthout.
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Our Grief Is a Starting Point in the Fight Against Fascism
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-06
Daily, and sometimes hourly, we are assaulted by the latest losses. It isn't simply that time and the news cycle have sped up due to so-called communication technologies. It's that we're in the crosshairs of history. | That history is being written on bodies — bodies that are piling up; sometimes our bodies, or those of people we love. It is etched onto place-names as our morbid shorthand — Charleston, Charlottesville, Pittsburgh. That history transforms ballot boxes into the equivalent of coffins in countries like Brazil. | History seems to be happening to us, an increasingly out-of-control and inevi…
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It's Brillig in America
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Lewis Carroll knew nonsense. He pretty much invented the verse version. We, who live in a country in which nonsense defines national behavior, are effectively blind to that reality, judging by our universal acceptance of it. We've been force-fed bullshit by ruling elites forever and, though bullshit is not nonsense, it's the perfect cover for…
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Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare
Tomasz Pierscionek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Many technologies have dual use potential and can be applied to either civilian or defense projects, depending on the intent of those in charge. | German rocket technology led to the creation of V2 ballistic missiles in WW2 and later enabled | … | The post Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare appeared first on Global Research.
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Chicanos welcome Central American caravan
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-05
Los Angeles, CA — On October 26, as the caravan of refugees from Central America traveled through Mexico, they were welcomed with food, festivity, aid, and clothing. As Chicanos, we must do the same when the caravan arrives at U.S. border. | Attacking Mexicans, and by extension Chicanos, Trump has dispatched the U.S. military to the U.S.-Mexico border to block the caravan. We say down with Trump, down with him hiding like a coward behind the U.S. military, down with the continued militarization, killings and abuses at the border, down with the injustices to the undocumented in the U.S., and down with the U.
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/11/5/…

Che Guevara and Cuba's Battle of Ideas
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Speaking shortly after Ernesto Che Guevara died in 1967, Fidel Castro declared that, "Che possessed the double characteristic of the man of ideas — of profound ideas — and the man of action." In life Guevara held the world's attention as guerrilla, revolutionary leader, and far traveling anti-imperialist warrior and since then as icon for…
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Noam Chomsky on Midterms: Republican Party Is the "Most Dangerous Organization in Human History"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
In the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections, we speak with world-renowned linguist, dissident and author Noam Chomsky. "What are the domestic policies of the Trump administration?" Chomsky says. "Very straightforward: lavish gifts on the rich, powerful corporate sector and try to undermine and destroy anything that might be of benefit to the general population."
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As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
With Pompeo now placing the blame on Iran for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, we are only likely to get more of the same stalling while civilians continue to die in the thousands each month. | The post As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine appeared first on MintPress News.
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As Fresh US Sanctions Take Hold, President Rouhani of Iran Vows to Break Them
PressTV | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
"Today, what the Americans are doing is merely pressure [ordinary] people, and no one else. It's pressure [that is being put] on [the Iranian] people, other nations, other [foreign] businesses, and other governments," | The post As Fresh US Sanctions Take Hold, President Rouhani of Iran Vows to Break Them appeared first on MintPress News.
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The US-Saudi Relationship Has Survived Other Scandals and It'll Likely Survive This One
Asad AbuKhalil | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
In fact, the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is a rather minor hiccup compared to many of the crises between Saudi Arabia and the United States in decades past. | The post The US-Saudi Relationship Has Survived Other Scandals and It'll Likely Survive This One appeared first on MintPress News.
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Yemen's Civilians Face "Hell" as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
"After three days of calling for peace have passed, few people seem to be interested in peace … we see nothing but more escalation on all fronts," a Hodeida resident told MPN. | The post Yemen's Civilians Face "Hell" as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks appeared first on MintPress News.
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Scaremongering is the Only Thing Trump and Republicans Have Got
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Here it is. See for yourself the terrifying "caravan" advancing through Mexico from Honduras, set to "invade" the US, bringing, according to President Trump and the reactionary media that support him, "rapists, killers, Arab terrorists, and diseases." This "caravan," according to a report in the UK newspaper theIndependent, is actually an assemblage of several thousand desperately…
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A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We speak to world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to pull out.
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/5/a…

The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines in the Spanish-American War. | The Age of Imperialism, as Lenin observed, is characterized by the competition of the various imperial powers for dominance. That inter-imperialist rivalry led to World War I. Lenin called those putative socialists who supported their own national imperialist projects "social imperialists." Social imperialism is a tendency that is socialist in name and imperialist in deed. Imper…
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US Threatens SWIFT with Sanctions if Iran Isn't Cut Off
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatened the global financial messaging service SWIFT on Friday that it could be penalized if it doesn't cut off financial services to entities and individuals doing business with Iran. The warning came just days ahead of … | The post US Threatens SWIFT with Sanctions if Iran Isn't Cut Off appeared first on Global Research.
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Tehran Slams Renewed "Cruel" Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
The renewed sanctions only serve to further isolate the U.S. from the international community and bring economic hardship home in the form of higher oil prices. | The post Tehran Slams Renewed "Cruel" Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent appeared first on MintPress News.
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Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form."
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Noam Chomsky: The Future of Human Life Is at Risk, Thanks to Climate Denial
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Noam, we want to turn to an issue that you have written about, that so many are so deeply concerned about, that hardly gets any play in this country, even in this critical midterm election. It's the issue of clima…
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Prominent British Neocon Think Tank Claims Half of UK's Russians Are Kremlin Moles
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
The report's conclusions were based on interviews with mostly Western businesspeople and former and current U.K. government officials as well as a handful of "Russian dissidents." | The post Prominent British Neocon Think Tank Claims Half of UK's Russians Are Kremlin Moles appeared first on MintPress News.
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'Certainly meeting' or 'probably not'? Mixed signals over Trump-Putin encounter in Paris
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
US President Donald Trump has said that he "probably won't" meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Paris later this week, while the Kremlin signaled that the two will "certainly" meet for a walking meeting. | …
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Nazis, racists, terrorists & thieves: Meet the scandals of the US congressional midterms
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
Both Democrats and Republicans are viewing the 2018 midterms as a rematch for 2016. All gloves are off as both parties hope to keep or gain power in an election not lacking in juicy scandals. Here are some of them. | …
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Saudis 'don't know how to use' US bombs: Trump condemns deadly Yemen school bus strike… kind of
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
It wasn't the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military's inability to properly use the munition –despite all the American training– that led to the "horror show" bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said. | …
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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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The Untold Story of the US-Saudi Petrodollar Partnership
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.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. (SC) — Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from …

The Untold Story of the US-Saudi Petrodollar Partnership

The Saudi-US Crisis Will Pass
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-05
U.S.-Saudi ties have withstood crises in the past and will withstand this one, says As'ad AbuKhalil. Washington and Riyadh Have Had Worse Crises and Will Survive Khashoggi Murder By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Nobody in Washington, Republican or… Read more ?…
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Deaths for dollars–Saudi war in Yemen continues with U.S. support
Alex Potter | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-05
The other day, over 20 people died in an airstrike in Yemen's coastal city of Hodeidah. The bombs, dropped by a Saudi-led coalition, hit a farmers market, where men from neighboring villages sold their goods, hoping to at least break even and bring some food home to their families. In the aftermath of the attack, families gathered …
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Powerful Iranian Cleric Threatens To "Instantly" Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran's most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran's spiritual capital […] | The post Powerful Iranian Cleric Threatens To "Instantly" Create $400 Oi…
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Trump: US Weapons Being Misused By Saudi In Yemen
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Describing the Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen that killed 51 people as "a horror show", US President Donald Trump admitted that Riyadh's misuse of weapons supplied by America was the cause of death. "I think it's a terrible situation," Trump said in an interview with Axios that aired yesterday on HBO. After saying that his administration […] | The post Trump: US Weapons Being Misused By Saudi In Yemen appeared first on The Iranian.
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Venezuela: Region Shifts Right, Maduro Calls for Stronger ALBA
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-05
The Venezuelan President warned "U.S. imperialism is emboldened" and urged more unity for a peaceful Latin America.
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Pompeo warns of 'severe, swift punishment' & 'painful business' with Iran as sanctions reinstated
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
The US has reimposed sanctions on Iran, targeting the Islamic Republic's energy, banking and shipping sectors. State Secretary Mike Pompeo warned of "swift punishment" for other countries doing business with Iran. | …
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Consider the Lobster Tariffs
Willy Blackmore | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Consider the Lobster Tariffs…
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Europe and America clash over Washington's economic war on Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-05
Washington's imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran–aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating regime change–is roiling world geopolitics.
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Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O'Rourke
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-05
While O'Rourke has been hailed as the new "progressive" standard bearer, the support of a notorious war criminal exposes his real politics.
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SPLC urges Trump administration to preserve measures that protect immigrant children from detention
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-11-05
Jenny Lisette Flores came to America at 15, fleeing civil war in El Salvador to find protection with family members in the U.S.
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UK To Introduce U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Famine
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the […] | The post UK To Introduce U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Famine appeared first on
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North Korea Warns They'll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren't Lifted
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Over the weekend, North Korea issued a statement warning that they will "seriously consider" returning to the development on nuclear weapons if the US continues to refuse to ease economic sanctions against them. Since North Korea halted nuclear testing and has made substantial diplomatic progress, many nations have advocated for some early sanctions relief, but so …

North Korea Warns They’ll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren’t Lifted

Democratic Candidates for Governor Could Turn the Upper Midwest Blue Again by Mobilizing New Voters
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
Reyna Gengler, 41, is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee who's never voted. In 2018, she says, she'll vote for the first time. But that's not all: She's jumped directly from being a non-voter to a committed activist. She's working as a canvasser for the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization to get out the vote for Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin. Moreover, she now believes she may want to run for office one day herself. | Precious Crawley, 26, is also a Milwaukeean, and — as is obvious after hearing her speak for just five minutes — a born organizer.
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How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-05
In the medium term, the US will lose influence as Iran gains confidence; in the worst case scenario, there will be a war whose consequences will be incalculable. (MEE Op-ed) — 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 …

How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift

In Trump's Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-05
We use the census as a tool to build power in communities. The administration wants to use it against those communities. | Almost a decade ago, I ran the Minkwon Center for Community Action, a grassroots organization serving the Korean-American community in Queens. Getting immigrants to participate in the 2010 census was one of our top priorities. Why? Because I knew we could use the census to build power for our communities, just by standing up and being counted. And we did, but it wasn't easy. | First, we had to educate people about the census's importance. After all, it's not just a head count. The…
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Six states where voters could counter Trump's environmental rollbacks
Mark Olalde | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-05
This story is reposted here from Grist.org. This story was originally co-published by the Center for Public Integrity and Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Voters in six Western states — Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Washington — will head to the polls November 6 with the chance to decide on hotly contested, statewide ballot measures …
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US will allow Iran's civilian nuclear projects in Arak, Bushehr & Fordow to continue
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
The US will allow civilian nuclear projects at three sites – Arak, Bushehr and Fordow – to continue "under the strictest scrutiny," to "ensure transparency and maintain constraints" on Iran, the State Department said. | …
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Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros (CA 39th) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Gil Cisneros is running for Congress in California's 39th Congressional District, split between Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Gil is a veteran. He doesn't take contributions from PACs because he believes that government should work for the people and not for corporate special interests. He attended collage on a Naval scholarship and holds […] | The post Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros (CA 39th) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community appeared first on The Iranian
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Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Iran booked a place at quarter-finals of the AUSF (Asian University Sports Federation) Football Cup. Iran, which is represented by the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST), defeated the Malaysian team 6-0 on Sunday. Iran, headed by Farshad Karami, had already defeated the teams from China and Hong Kong in the competition. The fourth […] | The post Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals appeared first on The Iranian.
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Prominent Iranian Americans Who Want You To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 6, 2018
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Tuesday is almost here. We are excited to release a video of some of our favorite Iranian Americans talking about why it's important to vote. Please help us thank those that participated by voting tomorrow. If you have time, please review the interviews of candidates on this site that provided a direct message to the […] | The post Prominent Iranian Americans Who Want You To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 6, 2018 appeared first on The Iranian.
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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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The Election Is Only Half the Battle: Challenges of Progressive Governance
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Primary wins by New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum have generated much excitement among progressives and socialists as well as much conversation about the role that progressives and the broader left could play in electoral politics. No matter what happens Tuesday, these campaigns have demonstrated the power and potential of left-wing social movements and grassroots-driven politics in a country where the two-party system has historically marginalized them. | Yet, there seems to be less discussion about how the left can actually govern –…
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Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Murders Two Women at Florida Yoga Studio
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Two women were shot and killed at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday when a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist entered a yoga class and opened fire. Forty-year-old gunman Scott Beierle murdered 61-year-old Nancy Van Vessem, a medical doctor and a faculty member at Florida State University, and Florida State University student 21-year-old Maura Binkley in the deadly shooting. He critically injured four other women, including one woman who was shot nine times. Beierle also pistol-whipped a man in the rampage before turning the gun on himself. Police say Beierle was found dead at the…
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Students Across the Country Will Walk Out of School to Vote
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
With their sights set on making sure Tuesday's midterm election sends "a bold message to politicians and the country," the youth-led Future Coalition — an alliance that includes March For Our Lives and National School Walkout — has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges across the nation for Nov. 6 to make sure young people get to the polls in record numbers. | #WhyWeVote #WalkoutToVote pic.twitter.com/8fO0z9hd31…
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Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-04
Law enforcement dropped the ball on white terror; Experts link Trump to rise of violence; Militia groups head to border, inspired by Trump; and…
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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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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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'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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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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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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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 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.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-c…

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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Environmental activists rebel against government's climate inaction
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-03
15 arrested as hundreds take part in civil disobedience outside Parliament | Source…
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