2018-11-08: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-08). Trump Goes to Paris: Will He Make Peace with Putin and Erdogan? globalresearch.ca Trump and over 60 other world leaders will be in Paris over the weekend to attend an event commemorating the end of World War I a century ago, during which time the American leader is expected to have important sideline …

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Banking regulator chief rewarded for failing to check bank greed. greenleft.org.au The Big Money Club clearly lives by its own perverse rules. | An individual can go to jail for simply stealing a pack of chips — especially if you are Aboriginal. But when bankers cheat customers out of millions of dollars, they barely get a fine. | So I guess we shouldn't be surprised by the news that federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has reappointed Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) chair Wayne Byres for another five-year term — despite APRA having clearly failed…

Jennifer Morgan (2018-11-08). Why Forests are the Best 'Technology' to Fight Climate Change. counterpunch.org The warning from the world's top climate scientists that carbon dioxide (CO2) will need to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is both a due and dire recognition of the great task in front of us. What must not be forgotten, however, is the hope that our forests More

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-08). Why Did the US Issue a Sanctions Waiver for Iran's Port of Chabahar? globalresearch.ca Many observers are wondering why the US issued a sanctions waiver for the Indian-built port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran and the railroad project that's supposed to one day extend from it to Afghanistan, but the reason is that America …

RT (2018-11-08). Trump blames Obama 'regime' for giving Crimea to Russia. rt.com President Trump has blamed his predecessor for Ukraine's loss of Crimea to Russia, apparently unaware that the transfer was the result of a referendum and that Ukraine is a sovereign nation.

Derrick Broze (2018-11-08). American Detained by US Military Without Charge for Over a Year Finally Set Free. theantimedia.com A U.S. citizen illegally detained by the Trump administration for more than a year was finally set free thanks to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union. (CR) — I have been following the saga of the American citizen who was detained by the U.S. military in September 2017 while fleeing from violence in Syria. This …

B. R. Gowani (2018-11-08). MBS Usurps King Salman's Authority. counterpunch.org More>

wsws (2018-11-08). Citing war in Syria, ISO withdraws endorsement of Green Party gubernatorial candidate in New York. wsws.org The International Socialist Organization withdrew its endorsement of the Green Party candidate on the grounds that his campaign was associated with opposition to the US intervention in Syria.

Patrick Howlett-Martin (2018-11-08). 1918-2018: France and Germany Mourn. counterpunch.org On November 11, 2018, France commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice, the victory of the French troops and their allies (including soldiers from its African and Asian colonies) in the First World War. Triggered by a marginal diplomatic dispute, propagated through a rigid system of alliances, escalating out of proportion through massive civilian More

South Front (2018-11-08). UAE to Reopen Its Embassy in Damascus Within Few Weeks — Report. globalresearch.ca The UAE is going to reopen its embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus within the upcoming two weeks, diplomatic sources told the Lebanon news outlet Debate on November 5. | The Lebanese news outlet didn't provide further information on the …

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). Turkey launches new aggression against Iraq and Syria. greenleft.org.au Turkish troops fired across the border on November 1, killing a six-year-old girl in the northern Syrian village of Til Findir. | The murder was part of a pattern of harassment by the Turkish army against the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS). The DFNS is a liberated area administered by democratic local councils, with equal representation of men and women and the inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities. | The liberated zone came into existence with an uprising in three predominantly Kurdish areas, known collectively as Rojava, against the Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in July 2012. The democrati…

RT (2018-11-08). 12 killed & multiple injured in California bar shooting, terrorism 'not ruled out' (VIDEO). rt.com At least twelve people, including an officer, have been killed after a gunman went on a shooting spree in a packed bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The suspect is also dead, police announced.

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Zombies against the climate apocalypse. greenleft.org.au Zombies raised concerns over climate change on Halloween in Newcastle. The demonstrators sought to raise awareness about the coming "climate apocalypse." | Climate change Kerry Smith Issue 1203 Australia NewcastlePhoto: Newcastle Climate Justice UprisingNovember…

Lesley Docksey (2018-11-08). Dead Poppies: Militarism, False Patriotism and Remembrance Lead to a Lack of Peace. globalresearch.ca Update as of November 8, 2018: | Each year the Royal British Legion has to work harder to promote the fundraising 'poppy campaign'. Poppy sellers on the streets become fewer and older, and while people will donate to help support veterans …

Jason Ditz (2018-11-08). State Department: US Will Soon Impose More Sanctions Against Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has announced that they intend to soon impose additional sanctions against Russia, after demanding that Russia provide them with a statement offering very specific "assurances" on the use of chemical weapons. This all goes back to the allegations of a March Novichok attack in Salisbury, England. The British government blamed Russia for the …

Fred_F (2018-11-08). NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill. greenleft.org.au About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…

Annie Machon (2018-11-08). UK Sets Up Yet Another Costly Spy Agency. globalresearch.ca The UK Ministry of Defence announced on 21 September the establishment of yet another British spy agency, an amalgam of military and security service professionals designed to wage cyberwar against terrorists, Russia and organised crime. The new agency will have …

Staff (2018-11-08). After an Election of Historic Firsts, the Real Work Begins. truthdig.com The bottom shook the top during the midterms, but whether our country's dangerous shift toward authoritarianism gets shaken off its foundation is still to be seen.

Kurt Nimmo (2018-11-08). Hurrah for Midterm Gridlock! Both Democrats and Republicans Love War. globalresearch.ca Thankfully, the "most important election in recent memory" is over and the results have turned out as expected. | Democrats now control the House. Republicans picked up a couple seats in the Senate. Trump's agenda will tread water. He will …

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Community rejects Bylong Valley coalmine. greenleft.org.au Protesters rallied outside an October 7 NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) public hearing in Mudgee into plans to construct a huge new coalmine in the picturesque Bylong Valley, north-east of the regional town. | Local farmers, environmentalists and community members then entered the hearing to listen to about 60 verbal submissions, mostly against the proposal. | South Korean government-backed company Kepco is seeking to build a series of open-cut and underground mines in the valley with an expected lifespan of 25 years. The mines are estimated to be able to produce more than 6.5 million tonnes of coal a y…

Mark Kernan (2018-11-08). With New Patents Facebook Brings Us One Step Close to a Dystopian Future. mintpressnews.com Big Tech's social media universe is, as one reformed "choice architect" put it, "an attention seeking gravitational wormhole" that sucks you into their profit seeking universe.

RT (2018-11-08). 'Coded messages? Bots?' WATCH Rick Sanchez poke at new NYT 'disinformation' claims. rt.com Cybersecurity 'experts' writing for the New York Times have claimed that online Russian "influence operations" targeted the US midterm elections in October. The proof? Lots of people posted links to RT's content.

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). John Pilger curates radical documentary festival in Sydney. greenleft.org.au "At a time of an information onslaught, the critical differences between fact and fiction are blurred," says radical filmmaker John Pilger of the "Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence" festival he is curating in Sydney from November 28 to December 9. | "Documentary films are a powerful way to make sense of these competing voices and ideas." | The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) at The Rocks and Parramatta-based Riverside Theatre are presenting the festival, featuring a series of powerful documentaries put together by Emmy and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and author Jo…

RT (2018-11-08). Trump credits Trump with oil price decline: 'That's because of me'. rt.com US President Donald Trump is taking credit for falling oil prices, attributing the drop to the Iranian sanctions waivers he announced on Friday even as market analysts blame him for driving up the prices in the first place.

Barı? Demir (2018-11-08). US, Turkey Risk Direct Military Clash as They Escalate War in Syria. globalresearch.ca As it pursues its war with US-backed Kurdish-nationalist organizations, the Turkish government is threatening an outright military occupation of large parts of Syria that could provoke war with Syria and a direct clash with US forces. | On Tuesday, Turkish President …

Global Research News (2018-11-08). Selected Articles: Is Kissing a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" a "Terrorist Act"? globalresearch.ca For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in an …

Andre Vltchek (2018-11-08). Saudi Arabia Has to be Stopped and This Time It May Get Stopped. globalresearch.ca It appears that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has crossed all lines of decency, if there were ever any. | In the eyes of many in the West, it crossed them not because it has been brutally killing tens of thousands …

RT (2018-11-08). Trump threatens 'war-like posture' if Democrats investigate him. rt.com Trump's post-midterm press conference covered a range of topics but focused on the question of potential investigations by the newly empowered Democrats. If they do so, it will signal a "war-like posture," Trump said. |

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). Chomsky: Migrant caravan 'fleeing US-created horrors'. greenleft.org.au Renowned intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky said the United States was responsible for the conditions that have led to the mass exodus from Central American countries. | "People are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible … people fleeing from severe oppression, violence, terror, extreme poverty from three countries: Honduras — mainly Honduras, secondarily Guatemala, thirdly El Salvador — not Nicaragua, incidentally — three countries that have been under harsh U.S. domination," the US writer said on November 2 in an interview with

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). LGBTI youths flee Honduras to escape violence. greenleft.org.au A group of youths who identify as LGBTI travel at a distance from the larger group of thousands of Central American migrants who are moving north towards the US border. | The group of at least 40 Honduran LGBTI youths say they face harassment at home and even along the route of the caravan, but remain determined to reach the US where they say they will have a brighter future. | "It has been very difficult because of the harassment, the bullying, the jokes, the ill-treatment towar…

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-08). True and False Accusations of US Midterm Election Interference. Fake Reports of Russian Election Meddling. globalresearch.ca Ahead of Tuesday midterms, investigative journalist Greg Palast said illegal voter purges went on in a number of states — including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Nevada. | "I have never seen anything like it in 18 years," he …

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-08). Anna Eskamani And Shireen Ghorbani's Message To Iranian Americans. iranian.com I don't think I ever remember a midterm election that had so many involved and so much at stake. I don't have any numbers to back this up but after speaking to many Iranian Americans, I felt like many who had not voted before in the community stepped out of their comfort zone and made […]

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). Brazil: The not-so invisible hand of Uncle Sam. greenleft.org.au The United States has spent more than a century meddling in Latin America. Today, Brazil is on the front lines of the US battle to re-establish its hegemony in the region. | When you study Latin American history, as I have for more than a decade, you learn to recognise some of the common themes that tie Latin America together. Colonisation, Indigenous genocide, African slavery, bloody wars for independence, debates over the boundaries of citizenship, and economic dependency are only a few of the common features uniting a vast and diverse continent. | But there's another theme, and that's US meddling — wheth…

Al-Thawra (2018-11-08). Iraqi Artist Will Exhibit for First Time in Cuba. indybay.org 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.

DJ Mouse (2018-11-08). Jim Crow Export News. indybay.org Mother Agnes describes mono-color ghettos White Helmet sponsors US and UK are creating…while Saudi would be slave masters broaden franchise to include YOU Gringo(a)s…If you liked 'stop loss' you'll love PNAC Pentagon's next moves…(1 hr.)…

David W. Pear (2018-11-08). Yemen Is Another US Dirty War. iranian.com On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease-fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. Was it a cruel Halloween prank? It is the US that is leading from behind the Saudi […]

Hussein Majdoubi (2018-11-08). Is The Search On For A Country To Give Bin Salman Refuge? iranian.com Is the search on for a country to give Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman refuge with international guarantees? That is the gist of a news report circulating in the West, which explains a lot of information in the international arena regarding the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 […]

wsws (2018-11-08). US, Turkey risk direct military clash as they escalate war in Syria. wsws.org Ankara is threatening an outright military occupation of large parts of Syria, which could provoke a direct clash with US forces.

Leon Kunstenaar (2018-11-08). Photos of Stop the War on Yemen Protest in San Francisco. indybay.org Additional photos of Stop the War Protest.

Alan Marling (2018-11-08). Activists Project "Constitutional Crisis" on SF Federal Building. indybay.org Hours after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists projected Constitutional Crisis on the San Francisco Federal Building to raise awareness of the President's attempts to subvert the rule of law.

AntiWar (2018-11-08). US Warns All Ports To Block Iranian Ships. iranian.com The US State Department has issued a series of warnings today demanding that all ports in the world avoid even nominal contact with Iranian commercial ships, warning that even limited contact could lead to US sanctions. Among the demands were that all ports and maritime insurance companies "steer clear" of Iranian ships, saying the US would […]

Stephen Wertheim (2018-11-08). When the World Tried to Outlaw War. thenation.com When the World Tried to Outlaw War…

WSJB (2018-11-08). Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 73 Years after the Bombs. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112…

Sarah Moosazadeh (2018-11-08). Female Iranian Singer Bridges Generations, Imbues Nostalgia For Iran. iranian.com Nostalgia fills many immigrants who have left their native country. That feeling is familiar for numerous Persians who fled Iran immediately after the 1979 revolution such as Iranian female singer Marjan Farsad. The songwriter and visual artists took to the stage to express her longing for Iran, childhood memories and highlight current immigration issues to […]

Ali Nejad (2018-11-08). Sarah Shahi's 'Reverie' Canceled At NBC. iranian.com Sarah Shahi fans will be disappointed to learn that NBC has canceled the rookie drama 'Reverie' after its low-rated first season. The project was a front-runner to go to series after landing Sarah Shahi, who was among the most sought-after actresses during Pilot Season 2017. Shahi is a former Dallas NFL Cheerleader (named #7 in […]

Cyril Widdershoven (2018-11-08). The Trojan Horse In Iran Sanctions And Oil Markets. iranian.com The U.S. sanctions on Iran are not biting yet, as global oil markets are well supplied. In the coming weeks, Iranian crude volumes should show a decline. At the same time, the success of Trump's sanctions relies for a large part on the compliance of international buyers and the position taken by leading OPEC members. […]

Robert Mackey (2018-11-08). White Supremacist Won't Talk About His White Supremacist Views. zcomm.org Rep. Steve King erupted in anger when asked by a constituent to explain how his anti-immigrant ideology differed from the beliefs of the white supremacist terrorist who killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh…

Zero Hedge (2018-11-07). "Flashpoint for War": U.S. and Japan Plan Military Response to Chinese Incursions of Disputed Islands. globalresearch.ca Things are again rapidly heating up in the East China Sea amidst already heightened tensions in a region where Washington is increasingly asserting the right of navigation in international waters against broad Chinese claims and seeking to defend the territorial …

Craig Murray (2018-11-07). The Price of Peace. British Policy in Northern Ireland. globalresearch.ca I have never managed fully to understand the mechanism by which the media and political class decide when to leave a fact, a glaringly obvious and vital fact, completely excluded from public debate. That process of exclusion is a psychological, …

SouthFront (2018-11-07). Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com A Saudi journalist was arrested and tortured to death after authorities claimed he administered a Twitter account which disclosed human rights violations committed by Saudi authorities and the royal family.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-11-07). Is Kissing a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" a "Terrorist Act"? globalresearch.ca There are now "'good guy terrorists" and "bad guy terrorists". John Kerry concurs: financial aid to Syria's Al Nusra, an affiliate of Al Qaeda is part of NATO's "Responsibility to Protect" mandate.

John Laforge (2018-11-07). Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year. counterpunch.org "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 More

WTWJ (2018-11-07). Che Guevara and Cuba's battle of ideas. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Jake Johnson (2018-11-07). Trump Calls CNN's Jim Acosta a "Terrible Person" as Mayhem Breaks Out at Press Briefing. theantimedia.com (CD) — Mayhem broke out at President Donald Trump's first press conference following the midterm elections on Wednesday when Trump berated CNN reporter Jim Acosta as a "rude, terrible person" for asking a question about the Russia probe. "You should let me run the country. You run CNN," Trump said as a White House aide attempted to physically take the microphone out …

Daniel Warner (2018-11-07). Is NATO Protecting My Granddaughter in Norway? counterpunch.org Fifty thousand allied troops are participating in Operation Trident Juncture in Trondheim, Norway, my granddaughter's home town. It is the largest North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise since 1991. About 15, 000 American troops are involved, almost as many as President Trump has promised to send to the United States border to stop the " caravan." Fifteen thousand troops to protect my granddaughter just because her mother and grandfather are American citizens. What service! This is why American citizens, even those abroad, file taxes.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-07). General Dunford: US Troops Won't Deny Migrant Caravan Entry to America. theantimedia.com (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 …

Tyler Durden (2018-11-07). Crown Prince Launches Saudi Arabia's First Nuclear Reactor Same Day Sanctions Hit Iran. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — In but the latest after an insane month of news featuring the kingdom since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the AP reports Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the ceremonial foundation stone for Saudi Arabia's first nuclear research reactor on Monday. The site is the first of 16 planned reactor sites to be …

RT (2018-11-07). Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over…Putin. rt.com As Democrats basked in the glory of their takeover of the House of Representatives from Republicans last night, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul celebrated in the only way he knows how: making it all about Russia.

Whitney Webb (2018-11-07). Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination. mintpressnews.com Snowden also noted that in addition to its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the NSO Group's most notorious software product was regularly used by the government of Mexico to target journalists.

Garry Leech (2018-11-07). US Americans Are Not the Only Americans. counterpunch.org 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 More

wsws (2018-11-07). Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats. wsws.org The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya (2018-11-07). Libya Then and Now: An Overview of NATO's Handiwork. globalresearch.ca In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the US and its allies, working under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), militarily overran the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-07). Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/2018. splcenter.org Time to declare war on domestic terrorism; CBP accused of voter intimidation; Oregon voters stand behind immigrant sanctuary law; and more.

Zero Hedge (2018-11-07). Sanctions: EU Says SWIFT Decision On Iran Banks Regrettable. iranian.com Shortly after Trump reimposed nuclear sanctions on Tehran on November 5, the international financial messaging system SWIFT announced the suspension of several Iranian banks from its service. "In keeping with our mission of supporting the resilience and integrity of the global financial system as a global and neutral service provider, SWIFT is suspending certain Iranian […]

Sputnik News (2018-11-07). US Backs Down: Exempts Iranian Chabahar Port From Restored Sanctions. iranian.com 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 […]

Middle East Eye (2018-11-07). Erdogan Says US Sanctions On Iran Are Against International Law. iranian.com 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 […]

Consortiumnews (2018-11-07). Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. consortiumnews.com With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch's ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between Kiev and Moscow, as Dmitry Babich reports. Moscow's Role in Ukraine Orthodox… Read more →

Jake Johnson (2018-11-06). Civil Rights Groups Warn of DOJ Efforts to Intimidate Voters. mintpressnews.com "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."

stuart_m (2018-11-06). Documenting resistance in colonial Kenya. greenleft.org.au 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. Rather, the struggles were relegated to an "emergency" where the colonial government had to deal with "a frenzy of violence". | Shiraz D…

Fred_F (2018-11-06). Rally condemns radioactive dump plans. greenleft.org.au 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…

Ari Paul (2018-11-06). Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism. fair.org 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 ( 11/3/18) argue…

Whitney Webb (2018-11-06). US Uses Banned White Phosphorus Bombs in Syrian City for the Fourth Time in Two Months. mintpressnews.com 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."

aclu (2018-11-06). The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Maryland Can Display a 40-Foot Latin Cross. aclu.org 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…

Oil Price (2018-11-06). John Bolton: U.S. Is Preparing More Sanctions Against Iran. iranian.com 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. "The aim is to drive Iranian oil exports to zero. We're working with other countries to get alternative supplies […]

Tehran Times (2018-11-06). Children Born To Iranian Mothers And Foreign Fathers To Receive Iranian Citizenship. iranian.com 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 […]

RFE (2018-11-06). India Aims To Sign Pact With Iran For Oil Payments In Rupees. iranian.com 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, […]

Alastair Crooke (2018-11-06). The Unraveling Of The Netanyahu Project For The Middle East. iranian.com 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 […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-06). Iran Releases Video Vowing Global Partners Will Help It Beat Sanctions. iranian.com 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 […]

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial. democracynow.org 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."

Alex Potter (2018-11-05). Deaths for dollars—Saudi war in Yemen continues with U.S. support. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. democracynow.org 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.

Fight Back (2018-11-05). Chicanos welcome Central American caravan. fightbacknews.org 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.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Noam Chomsky on Midterms: Republican Party Is the "Most Dangerous Organization in Human History" democracynow.org 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."

Consortiumnews (2018-11-05). The Saudi-US Crisis Will Pass. consortiumnews.com 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 →

aclu (2018-11-05). In Trump's Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon. aclu.org 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…

splcenter (2018-11-05). SPLC urges Trump administration to preserve measures that protect immigrant children from detention. splcenter.org Jenny Lisette Flores came to America at 15, fleeing civil war in El Salvador to find protection with family members in the U.S.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reinstates Harsh Sanctions on Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal, Florida: Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Kills 2, Injures 5 in Tallahassee, Georgia Secretary of State and GOP Candidate Launches Probe into Dem. Party, Obama Campaigns for Vulnerable Senate Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Kansas Republican Kris Kobach Took Donations from White Nationalists, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Razor Wire as Soldiers Deploy to Border, NBC Airs Racist Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Commercial, Nigerian Military Tweets Trump Video to Justify Shooting Protesters, U.N.: A Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Min. from War-Caused Disease, Hunge…

TeleSur English (2018-11-05). Venezuela: Region Shifts Right, Maduro Calls for Stronger ALBA. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan President warned "U.S. imperialism is emboldened" and urged more unity for a peaceful Latin America.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-05). Hatewatch Headlines 11/6/2018. splcenter.org Hate groups recruit gamers in chat spaces; Infowars videos, fans still live on Facebook; Military concerned about militia groups on border; and more.

Consortiumnews (2018-11-04). Despite Saudi Crisis, US Increases Threats Against Iran. consortiumnews.com 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 →

Gerry Mohan (2018-11-04). The Real Problem with the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi. zcomm.org Read more…>

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-04). Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/2018. splcenter.org Law enforcement dropped the ball on white terror; Experts link Trump to rise of violence; Militia groups head to border, inspired by Trump; and more.

Rann Miller (2018-11-03). The Changing Methods of Voter Disenfranchisement. progressive.org 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.

Consortiumnews (2018-11-03). 33 Trillion More Reasons Why The New York Times Gets it Wrong on Russia-gate. consortiumnews.com 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 →

stuart_m (2018-11-02). Google staff walk out globally against sexual harassment. greenleft.org.au 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…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-02). Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S. democracynow.org 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…

Reese Erlich (2018-11-02). Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War. progressive.org 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.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-02). Headlines for November 2, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Ramps Up Migrant Attacks, Says Soldiers Can Shoot Migrants, Funerals for Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting Continue; Gunman Pleads Not Guilty, Trump to End Program Fighting Hate Groups, Trump to Nominate State Dept. Spokesperson Nauert as U.N. Ambassador, Report: Oceans Warming Much Faster Than Previously Thought, WaPo: Saudi Crown Prince Told Kushner & Bolton Khashoggi Was a Terrorist, U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, U.N. Adopts Resolution to End U.S. Embargo on Cuba for 27th Time, Brazil: Bolsonaro Confirms Appointment of Anti-Corruption Judge, Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Kill At Least 15, Goog…

Consortiumnews (2018-11-01). New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation. consortiumnews.com 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 →

Consortiumnews (2018-11-01). American Terror is Not New. consortiumnews.com 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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