2018-11-07: Social Media Postees

US Americans Are Not the Only Americans
Garry Leech | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-07
The migrant caravan that originated in Honduras is currently making its way northward through Mexico towards the US border. Who are these people who have fled their homeland in a desperate search for a better life" If we are to believe President Donald Trump, many of them are "hardened criminals." But the men, women and…
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Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-07
"GENEVA (Reuters) — A treaty banning nuclear weapons could come into force by the end of 2019, backers of a campaign that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize said in an annual progress report on Monday." This October 29 report also announced a newly established watchdog for the 2017 nuclear weapons ban known as the…
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Syria: "Russian Mercenaries Casualties" Narrative Resurfaces in Western Media
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
Russian-linked private military contractors (PMCs) have suffered new casualties in Syria, Syrian pro- and Russian pro-opposition militant media outlets claim. | Initial speculations on this issue appeared on November 3 and November 4 when several outlets claimed that an explosion reportedly … | The post Syria: "Russian Mercenaries Casualties" Narrative Resurfaces in Western Media appeared first on Global Research.
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Tax Reform: Down with the 'Stepped-Up Basis'
Gerald Scorse | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-07
The term "stepped-up basis" is shorthand for a tax loophole that lines the pockets of the haves while it picks the pockets of the Treasury. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the cost over ten years could reach $644 billion. Let's see how the well-off get handed hundreds of billions that should be going toward the good of…
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Are Trump Regime Hardliners Heading for War on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
Was the Trump regime's JCPOA pullout and harsh sanctions prelude for something far more aggressive — aiming to weaken and try toppling Iran's government forcefully? | Most world community nations oppose Trump's unacceptable and illegal toughness on Iran. | Israel, its lobby, … | The post Are Trump Regime Hardliners Heading for War on Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
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Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations
Election Geek | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…
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General Dunford: US Troops Won't Deny Migrant Caravan Entry to America
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-07
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Speaking at Duke University on the thousands of ground troops sent to the US border with Mexico, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford insisted that there are no plans for the troops to ever come in contact with the migrant caravan. Dunford says the troops, which could number as many as 15,000 according to …

General Dunford: US Troops Won't Deny Migrant Caravan Entry to America

Trump's Project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), An "Arab NATO-like Alliance" to Confront Iran
Dr. Elias Akleh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
The major media outlets had totally ignored the important three days October 26-28 IISS Manama Dialogue 2018 conference that was organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the city of Manama; the capital of the tiny island … | The post Trump's Project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), An "Arab NATO-like Alliance" to Confront Iran appeared firs…
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Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.
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A Record-setting $30.1m Sale of an Assyrian Relief at Christie's Raises Red Flags
Menachem Wecker | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
A 3000-year-old Assyrian relief sold at Christie's New York on 31 October for $30.1m, tripling its estimate and setting an auction record for Assyrian work. The sale, however, has provoked the Iraqi Ministry of Culture to call for the repatriation … | The post A Record-setting $30.1m Sale of an Assyrian Relief at Christie's Raises Red Flags appeared first on Global Research.
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Stop Supporting the US-Backed, Saudi-Led War in Yemen
PISF | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
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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The Global Economy and Political Murder
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2018-11-07
Why Trudeau Won't Stop Arms Sales to Saudis…
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Iraqi Artist Will Exhibit for First Time in Cuba
Al-Thawra | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
The artist of Iraqi origin and Dutch nationality Athar Jaber, will be exhibiting for the first time in Cuba, as part of the program of the 13th Belgian Week in Havana, the organizers announced at a press conference.
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Afterword — Once upon a time there was an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan
CW | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
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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Muslim Candidates Triumph Over Trump's Islamophobia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-07
With some 100 congressional victories, women staged a pink wave in the face of Trump's tone of misogyny and feckless patriarchy. But what is interesting is that the pink wave isn't exclusively white, exemplifying difference feminism more than the old Second Wave. | For the first time in history, two Native American women will enter the House of Representatives, after 241 years. One of them is gay. And the youngest woman ever elected to the House is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | Perhaps the most remarkable stories are the two Muslim women elected to the House, one from Minneapolis (Ilhan Omar of Somalia) and the oth…
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Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over… Putin
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
Many people celebrated the Democratic Party's takeover over the House, on social media, but one person in particular couldn't help switching to the Russian language to celebrate, what he believes to be, a defeat of Vladimir Putin. | …
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'Subpoena-Congress'? Dem-controlled House should focus on issues, not witch hunts, analysts tell RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
After taking back the House, the Democrats will be able to subpoena Trump's aides and force officials to testify. But broad investigative powers is a double-edged sword that might backfire in 2020, analysts told RT. | …
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Edilberto Cristancho: 117th Leader Killed in Colombia This Year
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-11-07
Since the Colombian state and the former FARC signed a peace treaty in 2016, over 400 social leaders and activists have been murdered.
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Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair
Derrick Kikuchi | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church | 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (at Lincoln and Cowper)…
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Erdogan Says US Sanctions On Iran Are Against International Law
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-11-07
Turkish president says US sanctions on Iran, which came into effect Monday, aim to 'upset the global balance' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against US sanctions on Iran, saying the measures violate international law and Ankara will not abide by them. Washington's latest round of renewed sanctions on Tehran came into effect […] | The post Erdogan Says US Sanctions On Iran Are Against International Law appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Backs Down: Exempts Iranian Chabahar Port From Restored Sanctions
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-11-07
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed to grant an exemption to allow the development Iran's Chabahar Port from the new Iran sanctions imposed by the United States so it can be used by Afghanistan, a State Department spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday. "After extensive consideration, the Secretary has provided for an exception from the imposition of certain sanctions […] | The post US Backs Down: Exempts Iranian Chabahar Port From Restored Sanctions appeared first on
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Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-07
Time to declare war on domestic terrorism; CBP accused of voter intimidation; Oregon voters stand behind immigrant sanctuary law; and…
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Don't Let A Massacre Like In Pittsburgh Happen Here! Remove Nazi Leader Patrick Little!
bay area residents | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
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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A Pathway Beyond Authoritarianism
Steve Rushton | zcomm.org | 2018-11-07
This is Part 15 in a series about Radical Municipalism looking at ways people worldwide are organizing in their cities to build power from the bottom up. Read Part 1 (Brazil), Part 2 (Rojava), Part 3 (Chiapas), Part 4 (Warsaw), Part 5 (Bologna), Part 6 (Jackson, Miss.), Part 7(Athens), Part 8 (Warsaw & New York), Part 9 (Reykjavík), Part 10 (Rosario, Argentina), Part 11 (Newham, UK), Part 12 (Valparaiso, Chile), Part 13 (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and Part 14 (Montevideo, Uruguay). The deep Read…
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The siege of Hodeidah: Washington doubles down on its war crime in Yemen
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
Washington's supposed demand for a ceasefire has only produced a sharp escalation in the world's most murderous war.
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Che Guevara and Cuba's battle of ideas
WTWJ | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-07
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. Since then he's been these plus icon for non-conformists and martyred victim …
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No end to US warmongering & regime change foreign policy expected after midterms — Rick Sterling
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
With newly elected hawks and ex-CIA Democrats in the House, we won't see any change in an aggressive foreign policy based on both parties' belief in US supremacy and exceptionalism, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told RT. | …
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Civil Rights Groups Warn of DOJ Efforts to Intimidate Voters
Jake Johnson | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-06
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not have his eyes set on voter suppression but is instead exploiting this moment to push a false narrative about voter fraud." | The post Civil Rights Groups Warn of DOJ Efforts to Intimidate Voters appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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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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A Badge of Shame: The Government's War on America's Military Veterans
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-06
Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. In the United States, however, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military. | Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a pitiful job of respecting their freedoms and caring for their needs once out of uniform. | Despite the fact that the U.S. boasts more than 20 million veterans who have serv…
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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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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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5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections
Michael Blosser | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-06
These U.S. Midterm elections will be influenced by radical social movements, will be the first time that open socialists win numerous local, state, and national elections, could provide a check on Trump, and open up possible new ways forward for the U.S. left. | The post 5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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'Grim Irony': Saudi Strikes Use British Intel to Destroy UK Aid Facilities in Yemen
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-06
British-backed Saudi bombing destroyed Oxfam facilities in Yemen, said the United Kingdom charity. The information about the destruction of facilities of the humanitarian organization emerged during last week's parliamentary debates in the House of Commons where U.K. ministries were evaluating … | The post 'Grim Irony': Saudi Strikes Use British Intel to Destroy UK Aid Facilities in Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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US Uses Banned White Phosphorus Bombs in Syrian City for the Fourth Time in Two Months
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-06
The International Committee of the Red Cross has stated that "employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices is listed in the Statute of the International Criminal Court as a war crime." | The post US Uses Banned White Phosphorus Bombs in Syrian City for the Fourth Time in Two Months appeared first on MintPress News.
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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

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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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 Journalist Tortured to Death in Prison
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-06
(MEMO) — Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. Reporting human rights sources, the news site said that Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter account Kashkool, which disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and …

Saudi Journalist Tortured to Death in Prison

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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US to impose 'additional sanctions' on Russia over Skripal poisoning claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
Washington will move to impose additional sanctions against Russia, saying Moscow did not meet its demands by the deadline set by the US and accusing Moscow of a chemical attack against a former spy and his daughter in the UK. | …
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Helpinksi? White House commemorative coins from Trump-Putin Helsinki summit get a few things wrong
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
The White House clearly did not employ the services of a copy editor before releasing commemorative coins from Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, which contain no less than three typos. | …
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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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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 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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Iran Releases Video Vowing Global Partners Will Help It Beat Sanctions
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
Less than 24 hours after crippling U.S. sanctions went into effect targeting primarily Iran's energy sector, and hours after SWIFT suspended Iranian banks from accessing the global financial messaging system, succumbing to pressure from the Trump White House, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has published the Islamic Republic's official statement in response. In a 3-minute video posted […] | The post Iran Releases Video Vowing Global Partners Will Help It Beat Sanctions appeared first on
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India Aims To Sign Pact With Iran For Oil Payments In Rupees
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
India aims to sign an initial agreement with Iran this month to settle all their oil trade in rupees through India's UCO Bank, two Indian government sources said. "We have to do some paper work. It should be signed as early as possible. We are aiming for this month," one of the sources said. India, […] | The post India Aims To Sign Pact With Iran For Oil Payments In Rupees appeared first on The Iranian.
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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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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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John Bolton: U.S. Is Preparing More Sanctions Against Iran
Oil Price | iranian.com | 2018-11-06
The United States government is preparing more sanctions against Iran, national security adviser John Bolton told Fox Business News, commenting on what the current sanctions have already helped Washington accomplish, and what the ultimate goal is.
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Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2018-11-06
by Ari Paul | After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11…
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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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The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Maryland Can Display a 40-Foot Latin Cross
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-06
The case could drastically alter longstanding precedent protecting the separation of church and state and send a devastating message to non-Christians | Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether a state government's display of a gigantic, 40-foot Latin cross as a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, violates the separation of church and state. | On the surface, the case appears to be about one religious monument located at one busy intersecti…
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Rally condemns radioactive dump plans
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-06
Close to 1000 people gathered outside Parliament House in Adelaide on November 3 to protest against federal government plans to build a national radioactive waste dump in South Australia. | Two locations in the state are under consideration for the dump: near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges, and in the Kimba district on Eyre Peninsula. | The facility is meant to hold reprocessed nuclear waste from the Lucas Heights reactor near Sydney and radioactive materials from medical, industrial and research uses around Australia. | However, Dr Margaret Beavis from Medical Association for Prevention of War explained to the pr…
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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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Voting Blue, Moving Forward
Alessandra Mondolfi | thenation.com | 2018-11-06
Voting Blue, Moving Forward…
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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 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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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/…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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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Hatewatch Headlines 11/6/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-05
Hate groups recruit gamers in chat spaces; Infowars videos, fans still live on Facebook; Military concerned about militia groups on border; and…
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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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Consider the Lobster Tariffs
Willy Blackmore | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Consider the Lobster Tariffs…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brazilian social leader: 'We defeated the military dictatorship, we'll defeat Bolsonaro'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Shockwaves were sent around the world when fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 55% in the second round in Brazil's presidential elections on October 28, defeating Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT). | Infamous for his support for torture and military dictatorship as well as extreme bigotry towards women, the LGBTI community and indigenous peoples, millions in Brazil and globally were horrified and frightened. Not so investors, with Brazil's stock market soaring to new highs on the news of the win by a candidate who has pledged to open up all of Brazil — including ecologically crucial sections of th…
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Tucson Anti-War Committee: Troops Off the Border! Asylum for the Refugees!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Tucson Anti-War Committee. | On October 29, President Trump ordered 5200 U.S. troops to the Mexican border in an attempted show of force with a caravan of refugees moving north from Honduras through Mexico. Trump has since threatened thousands more troops. The troop total could end up being more than the U.S. troops continuing the war in Afghanistan. | The caravan, composed largely of Hondurans fleeing gang violence and violent political repression, has seen as many as 7000 people. That figure has dropped to nearly 3500 because some 1700 have…
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/11/1/…

Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-11-02
Khashoggi's death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump's policies that support the war.
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Protests force Morrison to get kids off Nauru
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Just days after the latest — and largest — round of #KidsOffNauru protests, the federal government has said all children will be removed from Nauru by the end of the year. | Refugee rights organisations held mass protests in Sydney and Melbourne on October 27, with protesters chanting: "Kids off! All off! Close the camps now!" | Mehdi, an Iranian refugee on Nauru, addressed the Melbourne rally by phone. Mehdi said: "Five years of suffering and torture. We are the walking dead." | Abdul Aziz Adam, speaking from Manus Island, thanked rally participants, saying "your protest means a lot to us". | He expl…
greenleft.org.au/content/protests-force-morrison-get-kids-nauru

Google staff walk out globally against sexual harassment
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Tech giant Google was hit by an unprecedented global walkout on November 1 as female staff led colleagues off the job in protest against sexual harassment. | Workers left their desks at 11.10am local time in offices from Tokyo to San Francisco, including in Singapore, Zurich, London and Dublin. | The Walkout for Real Change was originally organised by female software engineers in the United States. It rattled company CEO Sundar Pichai, who was prompted to express support for it. | He praised the organisers for raising "constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies". He added that managers were expected t…
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-01
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. New Iran… Read more ?…
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On Gab, domestic terrorist Robert Bowers engaged with several influential alt-right figures
AANCRI | splcenter.org | 2018-11-01
In the months leading up to Robert Bowers' murderous rampage, he was in deep on the social media platform Gab, frequently reposting content from influential alt-right accounts including Jared Wyand and Bradley Dean Griffin.
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American Terror is Not New
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-01
There were hate crimes before Donald Trump ran for president, most of them sanctioned by the state, including anti-black violence, as old as white settlement on this continent, says Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report. American Terror is Not New… Read more ?…
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