2018-11-27: News Headlines

Jacob Sugarman (2018-11-27). Trump Is Forging His Own Gaza on the Southern Border. truthdig.com The use of tear gas constitutes an escalation of the administration's war on migrants and a chilling indicator of its plans for the region.

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-27). Ukraine Provocation in the Black Sea Directed against Russia. Was it a Staged Event? globalresearch.ca Ukraine is a virtual US colony — the way it's been since the Obama regime's February 2014 coup, replacing democratic governance with fascist tyranny in Europe's heartland. | Ukraine shares a near-1,500 mile land and sea border with the Russian Federation, …

South Front (2018-11-27). Video: Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On the Brink of War? globalresearch.ca On November 25, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Border Service was forced to open fire on and damage Ukrainian warships, which were carrying out hostile actions and advancing in Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea off Crimea. | After …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-27). Moscow & NATO Playing a 'Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game' in the Ukraine. therealnews.com Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the latest Ukraine crisis, in which Russia is holding Ukrainian navy boats, was foreseeable and likely, given NATO's constant encroachment on Russia's border region

Whitney Webb (2018-11-27). With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US' Russia Containment Strategy? globalresearch.ca Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-11-27). Ukraine Provokes Russia to What End? Growing Tensions in the Sea of Azov. globalresearch.ca Russia has seized three Ukrainian military vessels violating its territory near Russia's newly completed Crimean Bridge. The incident is a clear provocation carried out by Kiev and possibly engineered by Kiev's Western sponsors – particularly those in Washington and London….

Jason Ditz (2018-11-27). Ukraine Declares Martial Law as Tensions With Russia Soar. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following up on Sunday's maritime incident in the Sea of Azov, the Ukrainian parliament voted Monday on a declaration of martial law. They are presenting this as a "partial mobilization" of the military as officials hype the possibility of war with Russia. The martial law will formally begin on Wednesday, and last for 30 days. President Petro Poroshenko said …

wsws (2018-11-27). Russia-Ukraine stand-off over Azov Sea continues as Poroshenko declares martial law. wsws.org The dangerous developments in the Black Sea region underscore the danger of a Third World War.

Nat Dyer (2018-11-27). The Global Financial Crime Wave Is No Accident. globalresearch.ca There was a little bit of good news this month for those worried about a tidal wave of McMafia-style financial crime. A new UK government agency tasked with fighting it – the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) – opened its …

Chemical Concern (2018-11-27). The Berlin Declaration 2018: Adopted by 64 Regional GMO Free European Governments. globalresearch.ca The Network GMO Free Regions in Europe, comprised of 64 regional governments, have adopted the Berlin Declaration, that called for a European and global moratorium of Gene Drives and demanded that national governments as well as the EU …

Roger Harris (2018-11-27). International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases. counterpunch.org The elimination of poverty could be at hand for the first time in the history of humanity. World hunger could easily be abolished with only a small diversion from military budgets. Yet, military spending is expanding, and with it global poverty. On November 16-18, some 300 peace activists representing over 35 countries gathered in Dublin, More

Ghada Karmi (2018-11-27). How Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Erase Yemen's History. globalresearch.ca The war in Yemen is heading towards its fourth year, its only tangible result so far being the gradual destruction of the country and its people. | Ostensibly, it is being fought to restore the rule of Yemen's deposed president, Abd …

ZeroHedge (2018-11-27). Argentina Mulls War Crimes Charges Against Saudi Prince Over Yemen War. mintpressnews.com Turkish authorities are still hunting for the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the threat of what's said to be a harrowing audio recording depicting his agonizing final moments as he was assassinated by a 15-man Saudi hit squad may materialize at any moment, but largely thanks to President Trump's willingness to countenance Khashoggi's murder to help preserve the US-Saudi relationship (and ensure that oil prices continue to move lower), the kingdom's young de facto leader, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is facing minimal international repercussions over suspicions that he personally ordere…

Patrick Cockburn (2018-11-27). Why the Brexiteers May be More Dangerous Than Trump. counterpunch.org When a majority of the British people voted to leave the EU in 2016, I was struck by the similarity between the Brexiteers' plans for their perilous voyage and those of Edward Lear's characters in The Jumblies as they set to sea in their sieve. The analogy became more apt as the proponents of Brexit showed that they did not More

Marcus Papadopoulos (2018-11-27). Russia-Turkey Relations and the Kremlin's "Kurdish Card" globalresearch.ca Turkey involved itself in Syria without having properly thought-through all eventualities, and one of these eventualities was Russian military intervention, in support of the Syrian people, which, as we know, materialised in September 2015. | As a result of Moscow having …

Jeff Bachman (2018-11-27). US Complicity in Saudi Arabia's Genocide in Yemen Spans Obama and Trump. mintpressnews.com A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describe Yemen as "the world's worst humanitarian crisis." | Guterres put the crisis in stark perspective, emphasizing the near complete lack of security for the Yemeni people. More than 22…

Shared by trnn_cms_operator (2018-11-27). Dismantle the American Doomsday Machine — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (12/13). therealnews.com Congress should hold hearings into nuclear winter and eliminating the hair-trigger and obsolete ICBM's — says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Dean Baker (2018-11-27). Sanders Wants Corporations to Fulfill Trump's Tax Cut Promise. counterpunch.org Last year's Republican tax cut was sold to the American people as a plan to boost growth and wages. The centerpiece of the plan was a large cut in the corporate income tax, with the tax rate reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent. Most immediately, this looks like a big handout to shareholders, which More

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-11-27). Noam Chomsky: How the US "Politically Vulgarizes" Genocide and War Crimes. truthout.org Noam Chomsky has revolutionized multiple fields of study, from psychology to linguistics to political science. With books such as Manufacturing Consent (with Edward S. Herman), The Fateful Triangle, Hegemony or Survival, and others, he has enlightened people all over the world. For these reasons and more, Chomsky is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time. | Shortly after the 2016 US elections, Truthout had the privilege of being able to sit down with Professor Chomsky in his office for a chat on an array of different topics, from ethnic conflicts to anarchism. | What follows is a transcript…

Lisandra Fariñas Acosta (2018-11-27). Brazil's Bolsonaro, "More Doctors" from Cuba , and a Déjà Vu. globalresearch.ca It was 2013, in Brazil President Dilma Rousseff was launching the program Mais Médicos (More Doctors) to establish Brazilian doctors and those from other nations in poor areas and remote settlements around the country, an initiative that thousands of Cuban …

T.J. Coles (2018-11-27). The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn. counterpunch.org The BBC spreads fake news. We all know that. From the uncritical parroting of the British government's Iraqi weapons of mass destruction claims to the unchallenged lies spouted by war-mongering politicians, that Libya's dictator (who was armed and trained by Britain, incidentally) was going to commit a "bloody massacre" in Libya's Benghazi region. (A postwar More

Common Dreams (2018-11-27). US Department of Interior's Plan to Destroy Public Records Is "Unacceptable" globalresearch.ca Today, Western Values Project (WVP) submitted a formal comment to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requesting that they not grant the US Interior Department's request to delete public records. Interior's request comes as the department and Secretary Zinke …

Cesar Chelala (2018-11-27). The War in Yemen is Not a War, It is a Massacre. counterpunch.org The numbers are mind-blowing: Since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen, an estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger and disease, according to the last analysis by Save the Children, the international health and human rights organization. Although children are the most affected by the conflict, 14 million people are at risk of famine, according to data compiled by the United Nations. More

Philip Giraldi (2018-11-27). U.S. Foreign Policy Has No Policy. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's recent statement on the Jamal Khashoggi killing by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince might well be considered a metaphor for his foreign policy. Several commentators have suggested that the text appears to be something that Trump wrote …

L. Michael Hager (2018-11-27). Trump's "America Incorporated" counterpunch.org Photo Source Michael Esposito | CC BY 2.0 | In the runup to the 2016 election, candidate Donald J. Trump proposed, if elected, to run government "like a business." As President, he has largely done just that. | The Republican Party has become in effect his board of directors; a fawning "base," his shareholders. As President, Trump hires and fires appointees like a CEO, demanding unfailing personal loyalty. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation in accordance with established conflict of interest rules…

Eric Margolis (2018-11-27). A Big Step for a Greater Israel. Trump's New Position on Syria's Golan Heights. globalresearch.ca Hardly anyone noticed. The Trump administration quietly changed America's long-held position on Syria's strategic Golan Heights while attention was focused on the raucous political carnival in Washington. Though barely noticed, the policy change had enormous importance and will lead the …

Rick Sterling (2018-11-27). Canadian Woman Continues to Fight to Obtain a Passport. globalresearch.ca In the fall of 2012, 20-year-old Damian Clairmont of Calgary received a new Canadian passport. He received it despite the fact the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) had been monitoring him and knew he intended to fly to Turkey and …

Thomas Knapp (2018-11-27). "Red Flag Laws": Rights Can't be "Suspended," Only Violated. counterpunch.org Hanna Scott of Seattle's KIRO radio reports that prosecutors in Washington are wrestling with the question of whether or not the state's "Red Flag law" applies to minors, and trying to stretch it to do so. Under the "law," Scott writes, a judge can issue an "Extreme Risk Protection Order" to "temporarily suspend a person's More

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-11-27). The US — China Pending Trade War on the Eve of the G-20 Buenos Aires Meeting. Announced Tariffs in the Hundreds of Billions of Dollars. globalresearch.ca The US and China now approach the cliff of a real trade war. Tariffs in the hundreds of billions of dollars have been announced, but not yet implemented except for $50 billion on carefully selected mutual imports designed to …

Paul K. Haeder (2018-11-27). Capitalist Society Under the One Party of Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum. counterpunch.org The delay of the socialist revolution engenders the indubitable phenomena of barbarism — chronic unemployment, pauperization of the petty bourgeoisie, fascism, finally wars of extermination which do not open up any new road. — Leon Trotsky, In Defense of Marxism While the citizens of the rich world are protected from harm, the poor, the vulnerable and More

Robert J. Burrowes (2018-11-27). Climate, Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren't Even Trying! globalresearch.ca Have you heard the expression 'climate change'? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. | Unfortunately, only the rarest individual has the capacity to see through the elite-promulgated delusion that generated this benign …

Binoy Kampmark (2018-11-27). Emmanuel Macron's Fuel Problem. counterpunch.org Governments and ruling regimes tend to face revolution in the face of harsh hikes in prices. Margaret Thatcher's rule in Britain was rocked by the poll tax. In France, the once enthusiastically embraced Emmanuel Macron has decided to leave the ground rich with challenges against his administration. The Yellow Vests, the gilet jaunes, have decided More

Dan Corjescu (2018-11-27). Prey and Predator: The End of a Dialectic? counterpunch.org Current scientific knowledge suggests that the predator/prey relationship began very soon after life itself arose. Although Hegel himself never discussed this natural phenomenon, it could be interpreted as an example of Reason and Dialectic working itself through Nature. The very idea, however unpalatable, that with life's initial appearance predation was an immediate "logical/reasonable" response should More

Ingmar Lee (2018-11-27). The Scourge of the American Petroleum Tankers That Prowl the British Columbia Coast. counterpunch.org November 26 marked a dreadful anniversary for the tanker-bedraggled British Columbia coast. One year ago in Hecate Strait, the American ATB "pusher tug" Jake Shearer broke apart from its fully loaded 10,000 deadweight-ton capacity petroleum barge and came within a stone's throw of destroying the most magnificent, wild and precious region of the Pacific Ocean. More

Julia Kassem (2018-11-27). How the US Uses the "Leftist" MEK for Soft Aggression Against Iran. mintpressnews.com While the US doesn't have all that much faith in the MEK as a credible and reliable proxy alternative, the group seems to be their best bet in helping open up Iran's free markets, allying with NATO powers, and neutralizing Iran's support for resistance movements in Gaza, Lebanon, and Yemen against US-backed allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Chris Jones (2018-11-27). The Refugee Crisis in Greece's Samos Island: Open Doors Now Open! globalresearch.ca On Thursday 22 November 2018 Open Doors opened its doors! It is proving to be all that we hoped for. It is not simply that the grocery store has almost sold out after just a few days but it has …

teleSUR (2018-11-27). FARC Leader: Two Years on, Colombian Gov't Has Yet to Fully Implement Peace Deal. telesurenglish.net Rodrigo Londoño says peace accord progress has been 'very limited', calls on U.N. to 'ensure compliance with the agreement.'

teleSUR (2018-11-27). . telesurenglish.net Kim Yong-nam will also visit Cuba and participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Mexico's AMLO.

teleSUR (2018-11-27). Brazilian President-Elect Adds 5th Military Man to Cabinet. telesurenglish.net Bolsonaro, a fan of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, has a long record of extreme views expressed during almost three decades as a federal congressman.

Eds. (2018-11-27). Fake news on WhatsApp swayed Brazil's election. India should be worried. mronline.org WhatsApp and fake news go hand-in-hand in both Brazil and India. And judging by the Facebook-owned messaging app's effect on Brazil's recent presidential election, India may be slated for some serious trouble next spring. | Source

Middle East Eye (2018-11-27). Argentina Opens War Crimes Inquiry on Saudi Crown Prince for Role in Yemen War. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Argentina has opened up an inquiry on whether to press criminal charges against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, for his role in leading the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The inquiry was opened after HRW and an Argentine federal prosecutor lodged a complaint against …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-27). Without New Leadership, the New House Majority Will Fail (Again). truthout.org As the nascent House Democratic majority of the 116th United States Congress prepares for its role as Last Bulwark Against Trumpian Annihilation, the question of who should be the next speaker of the House has been looming large. Nancy Pelosi, who has served in Congress for 31 years and held the post from 2006 until the 63-seat wipeout in 2010, has been the clear frontrunner since the election. | Nancy Pelosi throws more weight than any other House Democrat. She is a fundraising powerhouse who has been in the building longer than the water fountain in the Rotunda. Her political skills are legendary; thanks to her…

Tom Tomorrow (2018-11-27). There's No Global Warming Because it's Cold Outside. thenation.com There's No Global Warming Because it's Cold Outside…

amnesty (2018-11-27). Google must not capitulate to China's censorship demands. amnesty.org Amnesty launches global day of action against secretive "Project Dragonfly" | Google's plans to launch a censored search app in China could irreparably damage internet users' trust in the tech company, Amnesty International said today, warning that going ahead with the app would set a dangerous precedent for tech companies enabling rights abuses by governments. |

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2018-11-27). Howard Zinn's Life on the Frontlines. zcomm.org Howard Zinn's life was a model for left-wing intellectuals to both produce and take action to transform the world…

Ken Moak (2018-11-27). Will Trump Bring America Down? iranian.com US President Donald Trump continues to complain that the world is "ripping America off," as he tears up agreements, mounts trade wars, creates geopolitical conflicts and bullies friends and allies. But in doing so, he may be bringing down, or at the very least tarnishing, the United States' reputation as a fair and reliable ally. […]

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-27). Economic Update: Why Capitalism Demonizes Government. therealnews.com This week: updates on UK war on "Unexplained Wealth;" why capitalism needs yet attacks government; historical reality of low wages in US; cozy deals between big corporations and credit rating agencies again; discussion of capitalism's oscillations between nationalist and internationalist phases (are we now moving backwards to nationalism again?) and once more on the inefficiency…

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz (2018-11-27). What White Supremacists Know. zcomm.org The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Americans…

wsws (2018-11-27). German grand coalition government passes war budget. wsws.org On November 14, Germany's grand coalition government passed a bill that will increase the country's military budget by a massive 12 percent.

wsws (2018-11-27). Australian parliamentary inquiry discusses intensifying internet censorship. wsws.org The hearing pointed to the political establishment seeking to suppress mounting opposition to war, austerity and authoritarianism.

Middle East Eye (2018-11-27). Trump Administration Inflated Saudi Arms Deal Figures: Report. iranian.com In justifying his backing for Saudi leaders despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed the kingdom's arms deals – worth billions of dollars – with the United States. But the figures in a $110-billion agreement touted by the White House have been inflated by the administration, ABC News […]

RFE (2018-11-27). FIFA Urged To Give Iran Deadline For Allowing Women Into Stadiums. iranian.com Global soccer body FIFA has been urged by its own human rights advisory panel to give Iran a deadline for allowing women to watch soccer matches. In a report published Monday, the panel said that Iran's ban on women fans violated FIFA's own ethics code which "specifically prohibits discrimination including on the basis of gender". […]

Alastair Crooke (2018-11-27). Gulf & Allies Sink In Quagmire As Erdogan Lifts Influence Of Turkey, Iran, Russia And Qatar. iranian.com It seems that the quartet (US, Israel, UAE and MbS himself, naturally), acting in the cause of 'exonerating MbS', think they have got their 'coup' with Trump's "maybe he did, but maybe he didn't", exculpation. They are probably quite pleased with themselves. MbS may stay for now, and embarrass everyone at the G20, by ostentatiously […]

al jazeera (2018-11-27). Stranded In Bosnia, Iranian Refugees Desperate To Reach Western Europe. iranian.com Bosnia is struggling to deal with a large influx of Iranian refugees trying to reach Western Europe by way of the Balkans and visa-free entry to Serbia. Although crossing the Drina River between Serbia and Bosnia has become more dangerous in the cold temperatures of the winter months, Bosnia is experiencing a large influx of […]

Lee Camp (2018-11-27). Artificial Intelligence May Destroy Humanity by Accident (But It Won't Apologize). truthdig.com The U.S. military has quietly said it wants 70 unmanned self-driving supply trucks by 2020. And seeing as $21 trillion has gone unaccounted for 21 trillion has gone unaccounted at the Pentagon over the past 20 years, when the Pentagon wants something, it tends to get that something. | Of course supply trucks in and of themselves don't sound so bad. Even if the self-driving tru…

RT (2018-11-27). Mueller claims Manafort violated plea agreement by lying to FBI. rt.com Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of lying to the FBI in violation of his plea agreement, Manafort refutes the allegation, and elusive "Russian collusion" still nowhere in sight.

Christopher Brauchli (2018-11-26). Fear of Immigrants (and Soros). counterpunch.org It's just another one of those amazing coincidences and a harbinger of things to come in the United States. It was the news that Democracy's greatest champion in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a Trump wannabe, was presiding over a parliament last June that was drafting anti-immigrant legislation. The parliament's efforts were preceded by More

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-26). A Peaceful Demonstration Turns Ugly at US Border. hrw.org | | Central American migrants run away from tear gas fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers near the US and Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. | © 2018 Tomas Ayuso/Bloomberg via Getty Images | The day started peacefully. Hundreds of Central American men, women, and children walked with banners and baby strollers from the Benito Juarez stadium to the El Chaparral port of entry, on the US-Mexico border. They marched to ask for asylum and thank the …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-26). Headlines for November 26, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum, Border Patrol Officer Who Shot Teen Acquitted of Manslaughter Charge, North Carolina: ICE Arrests Immigrant Who Left Church Sanctuary, White House Tries to Bury Climate Report With Devastating Conclusions, California: Camp Fire 100% Contained as Death Toll Climbs to 85, Russia Seizes Three Ukrainian Ships Near Crimean Peninsula, President Trump Contradicts CIA Findings on Jamal Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: U.N. Urges Warring Parties to Enter Peace Talks, UAE Pardons UK Academic of Spying After Months of Imprisonment, EU Approves Brexit Deal, France: Police…

Fight Back (2018-11-26). U.S. attacks refugee caravan with tear gas at Mexico border. fightbacknews.org San Ysidro, CA — U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets into Mexico in response to a march organized by refugees, including many women and children, seeking asylum. The march had remained peaceful until Mexican authorities forced the refugees marching into a canal separating San Diego and Tijuana, according to the American Friends Service Committee. It was then that Border Patrol agents fired tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets into the crowd. One young girl is reportedly in critical condition after being "struck with tear gas" according to the Movimiento Cosecha. The world's…

Native News Online (2018-11-26). White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Signs "Cabinet Order" That Allows Troops to Shoot Refugees at Border. globalresearch.ca Lost in much of the media was the fact on Tuesday, the White House signed a memorandum allowing troops stationed at the southern border of the United States to engage in some law enforement roles and use lethal force, if …

Anti War (2018-11-26). US Training 30,000 Syrian Kurdish Fighters To 'Contain Iran'. iranian.com Following Defense Secretary James Mattis' announcement that the US is building observation posts on the Syria-Turkey border, officials are also starting a training program for the Kurdish YPG's Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The plan is to train 30,000 more SDF fighters, which are being presented as a plan to both combat what ISIS fighters remain and […]

RFE (2018-11-26). 200 Wounded As Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Shakes Western Iran. iranian.com Iran said on Sunday that no fatalities had been reported but that about 200 people were injured after an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near its western border with Iraq, Iranian state TV reported. The tremor was also felt in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and in Kuwait. "About 200 to 210 people have been injured […]

Whitney Webb (2018-11-26). With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US' Russia Containment Strategy? mintpressnews.com As has been the case in the past, it seems that the U.S.' botched proxy war in Syria will spur Washington to seek to revive the proxy war in Ukraine.

Telesur (2018-11-26). Tensions Increase Between Russia and Ukraine Over Kerch Strait. globalresearch.ca Russia calls for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council over a recent incident involving three Ukrainian vessels and its own navy and air force to stop the alleged illegal use of international waters. | On Sunday, three ships belonging …

Jason Ditz (2018-11-26). Ukraine Set to Declare War on Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are once again soaring after this weekend, with reports that Russia has seized three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Crimea is de facto under Russian control, but Ukraine considers it part of their territory. Earlier in the day, Ukraine accused Russian ships of ramming their tugboat in the Sea …

South Front (2018-11-26). Video: Over 100 Civilians Suffered from Militant Chemical Attack on Aleppo City. globalresearch.ca In the late hours of November 24th militants launched several rockets containing chlorine gas at residential areas in the northern part of Aleppo city, according to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). 107 civilians reportedly suffered asphyxiation, including many women …

Shane Quinn (2018-11-26). Obama's Broken Legacy Led to the Rise of Trump. Obama's "Global War on Terrorism" globalresearch.ca Barack Obama's election victory in 2008 received various top public relations awards, including "Best Marketing of the Year", easily beating Apple. | The reality is Obama and his campaigners conned tens of millions of people, not just in the United …

Miko Peled (2018-11-26). Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Misplays a Weak Hand, Exits Cabinet in a Huff. mintpressnews.com Avigdor Lieberman's political bet against Prime Minister Netanyahu was as reckless and foolish as his military bet against Hamas. Both targets were stronger than he expected and in both cases he ended up exposed and weak.

Alex Gorka (2018-11-26). Anonymous Exposes Clandestine UK Social Media Manipulation Campaign. mintpressnews.com Those who have been saying that the West has turned Russia into a scapegoat to be blamed for each and everything that goes wrong have been proved right. We have witnessed concocted stories invented to denigrate Moscow that has gone viral as directed by the secret services. The UK, the country that is spearheading the anti-Russian information campaign, offers a good example that illustrates how this is being done. | An online group of hackers known as Anonymous has just revealed covert UK activities in the EU. According to

DJMD (2018-11-26). Nuclear Power: Saudi Arabia's Coming Battle with Washington. mintpressnews.com Growing criticism and distrust of Saudi Arabia in the US are likely to strengthen efforts to thwart an agreement with the Kingdom to spearhead its own nuclear program.

Dean Baker (2018-11-26). Tariffs and Quotas: Who Gets the Money? counterpunch.org The NYT reported that the Trump administration is considering replacing the tariffs is imposed on aluminum and steel imports from Mexico and Canada with a system of quotas. There is an important economic dimension to such a shift that was left out of the piece. If the U.S. imposes a tariff on an import then More

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-26). Britain Has Blood on Its Hands for the Balochistan BLA's Terrorist Attack on China's Consulate in Pakistan. globalresearch.ca The UK's granting of political asylum to "Balochistan Liberation Army" (BLA) leader Hyrbyair Marri and its hosting of this fugitive means that Britain has blood on its hands for the latest terrorist attack that he masterminded against the Chinese consulate …

Prof. James Petras (2018-11-26). US Mass Mobilizations: Wars and Financial Plunder. globalresearch.ca Over the past three decades, the US government has engaged in over a dozen wars, none of which have evoked popular celebrations either before, during or after. Nor did the government succeed in securing popular support in its efforts to …

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-26). Ecuador in Cahoots with US and UK Against Assange. Ecuador Ambassador to UK Carlos Abad Is Removed. globalresearch.ca Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno earlier said Julian Assange must eventually leave the country's London embassy — at the time indicating it would be through dialogue. | According to an Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling, asylum granted to anyone is irrevocable …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-11-26). With Peace Talks on the Horizon, Saudis Defy Truce to Redouble Deadly Strikes on Yemen's Civilians. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies resumed their deadly campaign of airstrikes in Yemen over the weekend, seemingly the moment UN Envoy to Yemen, Marin Griffiths, departed the embattled country.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-11-26). Strategic Waterways and "The Kerch Strait Incident": Towards Military Escalation? globalresearch.ca

Kristine Mattis (2018-11-26). Employment, Ecology, Extinction: French Students Take on the System to Save the Species. counterpunch.org It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. — Upton Sinclair On my last day of teaching Environmental Studies, I posed a question to my students. I explained that for some time in my childhood, my father worked in the airline industry. "What does More

Peter Geoghegan (2018-11-26). Theresa May Accused of "Major Cover-up" Over Brexit Donor. globalresearch.ca Theresa May is under increasing pressure to clarify reports that she blocked an investigation into Brexit bankroller Arron Banks in the run-up to the 2016 referendum after the Home Office refused to reveal information about the controversial Leave.EU and UKIP …

Roger D. Harris (2018-11-26). First International Conference Against US/NATO Bases Addresses Militarism. mintpressnews.com Unlike so much liberal and progressive political discourse in the US, which is obsessed with the personality of President Trump, the international perspective of this conference penetrated that distracting fog and concentrated on the continuity of US militarism regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.

Gary Leupp (2018-11-26). Whitewashing Murder is Simply Wrong. counterpunch.org Last Tuesday, within about an hour of his announcement on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi announcement, in the heat of the moment, I commented on the president's acceptance of the Riyadh royals' explanation of the Istanbul consulate incident. I called his statement "crude" and "buttheadedly amoral." I should have stated the obvious broader point: It was wrong. Marxists More

Sheldon Richman (2018-11-26). Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans. counterpunch.org Beyond any reasonable doubt, in substance if not in appearance, Donald Trump is a thoroughly conventional American politician. It's a wonder that anyone requires proof at this late date. This couldn't be clearer than in foreign policy. Some of us who understand the links among freedom, free trade, durable prosperity, and a noninterventionist foreign policy More

Whitney Webb (2018-11-26). With Shoe on Other Foot, Trump Admin Mum on Syria "Rebel" Chemical Attack in Aleppo. mintpressnews.com Despite the fact that chemical weapons were used by al Qaeda-linked militants in Idlib, the U.S. government and its allies have thus far been silent about the recent attack — a starkly different response from their bombing of Syria after its government was falsely alleged to have used chemicals in April.

Robert Hunziker (2018-11-26). Carbon Capture — Does it Work? counterpunch.org Harken! Good news (maybe) "encouraging news" is a better description, as Negative Emissions Technology ("NET") starts coming into focus. Conceptually, carbon removal or direct air capture removes CO2 from the atmosphere, which would be great for suppressing climate change. In that regard, Elizabeth Kolbert recently interviewed (Yale Environment 360) Stephen Pacala (Princeton professor) chairman of More

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2018-11-26). Orwellian Climate Newspeak. globalresearch.ca In so far as it may have been assumed that the growing manifestations of global warming through extreme weather events will cause people to realize the reality and the implications of carbon emissions, this is only partly happening, due to …

Mark Taliano (2018-11-26). NATO Economic Straightjackets: Military Spending Drains Public Coffers, Triggers Collapse of Social Programs. globalresearch.ca Canada's NATO contributions are directly linked to the current diseconomy plaguing this country. Last year alone, Canada spent $32 billion on military spending, according to Public Accounts Canada, largely to bolster US imperialism abroad, to the detriment of humanity. | U.S-led …

Yves Engler (2018-11-26). The Neo-Nazis in Canada's Military. counterpunch.org Given that people who espouse neo-Nazi ideology are attracted to the military, it is disappointing to learn what a poor job the generals do to uncover and expel them. Or perhaps the inaction reflects a deeper problem. A recent stream of stories about right wing extremists in the Canadian military prompted the leadership to scramble More

Mohamed Elmaazi (2018-11-26). 'Liberal' Establishment Whitewash Former CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden. globalresearch.ca Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA and NSA has been hospitalised following a stroke. Predictably, well-wishes and praise has been pouring in from national-security journos, self-proclaimed #resistance members, and other figures from across US 'liberal' society: | Olivia …

Drone Warfare (2018-11-26). Drone Warfare: Should We Focus on Autonomous Weapons Or the Remote "Human Agencies" Directing Them? globalresearch.ca A member of Scientists for Global Responsibility has drawn attention to a report by Peter Burt: Off the Leash: The Development of Autonomous Military Drones in the UK. | In a Guardian article, Jamie Doward points out that …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-11-26). Fanciful Notions: European Armies, Trump and NATO. globalresearch.ca The idea of a standing European army, one dedicated to the specific needs of Europe as opposed to being an annex of another power is far from new. In gestation alongside notions of European federalism and its defence have come …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2018-11-26). Remembering Alger Hiss in the Age of Russia-Gate. counterpunch.org In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was convicted of perjury after being charged with spying for the Russians. He was sentenced to ten years in a federal penitentiary of which he served three and a half. The sentencing was the culmination of a frenzied political trial which catapulted Richard Nixon to fame and undergirded the advent of a period of domestic political repression known as McCarthyism. More

Andre Vltchek (2018-11-26). US Trade War with China: Desperate Move to Save Western Empire. globalresearch.ca Most of those who have had a chance to witness Chinese internationalist mega-projects, clearly understand that the West is near to collapsing; it will never be able to compete with tremendous enthusiasm and progressive spirit of the most populous country …

amnesty (2018-11-26). Azerbaijan: Right to freedom of peaceful assembly must be protected and detained peaceful demonstrators released. amnesty.org The 17 November 2018 detention of Azerbaijani opposition leaders and activists as they were attempting to organize a peaceful rally in the capital Baku is a violation of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-26). #ExtinctionRebellion Launches Civil Disobedience Campaign Over Climate Change. therealnews.com A day after a new US Government report warned of imminent climate catastrophe, TRNN spoke to some of the protesters who marched and shutdown traffic in Manchester, England, to urge action over the climate crisis

Prerss TV (2018-11-26). Punishing Iranian Students: Huge Drop In US Student Visas Granted. iranian.com When Trump's ban was eventually enacted after facing legal barriers, American officials said Iranian students were going to be exempt from the travel ban, which besides citizens of Iran, also denies entry to people from Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as well as a small number of Venezuelans. According to the Institute of International […]

Tyler Durden (2018-11-26). Syrian Rebels Blamed for Massive Chemical Attack on Civilians in Aleppo. theantimedia.com (ZHE Op-ed) — Over 100 civilians were hospitalized, including dozens of women and children, after anti-Assad militants unleashed a wave of mortars filled with poison gas on government controlled Aleppo Saturday evening. Syrian state-run SANA published multiple photos and video of victims in the city's hospitals being treated for what's reported to be chlorine gas exposure. Though it's not the first …

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-26). G20: Saudi Crown Prince Faces Legal Scrutiny. hrw.org | | Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, attends a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the Executive Suite at UN Headquarters in New York. | © 2018 Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images | (Buenos Aires) — Argentine judicial authorities have begun examining a submission concerning the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in connection with alleged war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and to…

Julia Conley (2018-11-26). American Public Strongly Favors End to US-Backed War in Yemen: Poll. theantimedia.com (CD) — Following an escalation in the Saudi-led assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, most Americans said in a survey released Monday that the U.S. must end the support that has made possible the Saudis' war in the impoverished country. A poll commissioned by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and taken by YouGov found that three-quarters of …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-26). Trump Admin Tries to Bury 1,656-Page Climate Report Warning of Devastating Health Impacts of Warming. democracynow.org The White House released an alarming climate change report on Black Friday, attempting to bury a 1,656-page government assessment that directly contradicts President Trump's history of climate change denial. The damning report, known as the National Climate Assessment, says that the consequences of climate change will leave no part of the U.S. untouched and that the warming climate will increase wildfires, crumble infrastructure, worsen air quality, destroy crops and lead to more frequent disease outbreaks. It also finds that global warming could shrink the U.S. economy by as much as 10 percent by the end of the…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-26). Bill McKibben: New Report Reconfirms Climate Change is Shrinking Inhabitable Parts of the Planet. democracynow.org On the heels of yet another alarming climate change report—this time released by a White House that openly denies global warming—we speak with 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and public health scholar Kristie Ebi about President Trump's environmental policies, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and what it will take to fight the growing threat of climate change.

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