2018-11-28: Social Media Postees

Chuck Schumer Ignites Calls for Ouster as Senate Minority Leader
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-28
With the brutal consequences of President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant agenda on full display after U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas at asylum seekers in Mexico, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sparked fury from progressives and immigrant rights groups on Tuesday by telling reporters that he is perfectly willing to cede ground to the president's xenophobic policies and offer up $1.6 billion for "border security" funding in upcoming budget talks. | "We are for…
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"It Is Not a Natural Disaster": Dana Frank on How U.S.-Backed Coup in Honduras Fueled Migrant Crisis
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
As the United States continues to face criticism for tear gassing asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at the crisis in Honduras and why so many Hondurans are fleeing their homeland. Honduras has become one of the most violent countries in the world because of the devastating drug war and a political crisis that stems in part from a U.S.-backed 2009 coup. We speak with Dana Frank, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her new book is titled, "The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup."
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Brother of Honduran President Is Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking as Migrants Flee Violent Drug War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
The brother of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández has been arrested in the United States for drug trafficking and weapons offenses. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman accused Tony Hernández of being "involved in all stages of the trafficking through Honduras of multi-ton loads of cocaine that were destined for the U.S." Hernandez is also accused of providing heavily armed security for cocaine shipments transported within Honduras, including by members of the Honduran National Police and drug traffickers. We speak with Dana Frank, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her new b…
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Brother of Honduras president arrested for drug dealing, U.S. implicated
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-28
During the last several days, the Central American country of Honduras, population 9,300,000, has loomed large in news reports. First, there is the mounting tragedy of the refugees from the caravan, now stuck in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, California. Though they have been treated with warm hospitality by the inhabitants of …
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Across the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
This is the first in a series of five articles about Northern Ireland on the eve of Brexit, which threatens to put a "hard border" between the six counties of the North and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union. This is part I. For almost thirty years, when the chance has…
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How Tear Gas Became a Favorite Weapon of U.S. Border Patrol, Despite Being Banned In Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
As the Trump administration continues to defend firing tear gas into crowds of asylum seekers, we look at the history of tear gas, which is banned in warfare but legal for federal authorities and police to turn on civilians. Border authorities' use of tear gas has spiked under the Trump administration, with the agency's own data revealing it has deployed tear gas over two dozen times this year alone. Customs and Border Protection told Newsweek Tuesday it began using tear gas under the Obama administration in 2010. The agency's use of tear gas has now reached a seven-year record high. We speak with Stuart Schrader…
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How Tear Gas Became a Favorite Weapon of US Border Patrol
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
As the Trump administration continues to defend firing tear gas into crowds of asylum seekers, we look at the history of tear gas, which is banned in warfare but legal for federal authorities and police to turn on civilians. Border authorities' use of tear gas has spiked under the Trump administration, with the agency's own data revealing it has deployed tear gas over two dozen times this year alone. Customs and Border Protection told Newsweek Tuesday it began using tear gas under the Obama administration in 2010. The agency's use of tear gas has now reached a seven-year record high. We speak with Stuart Schra…
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Border Fence Quietly Slated to Expand as Congress Debates "the Wall"
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
Legislators are moving toward a final showdown over one of President Trump's central campaign promises: a southern border wall. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations funding will make up part of a year-end spending deal that is expected to dominate the remainder of the congressional session. | The negotiations could spark a partial federal government shutdown in coming weeks, as newly emboldened Democrats seek to push back against the president's agenda. | Meanwhile, even as debate continues over wall funding, the existing fence at t…
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Video: British Special Forces in Ukraine. Alleged Chemical Weapons and Black Ops Against Donbass?
Vesti News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
We bring to the attention of our readers a Donbass report pertaining to the presence of British Special Forces in Ukraine. Yet to be verified these special forces are said to be experts in chemical weapons. | British military personnel have … | The post Video: British Special Forces in Ukraine. Alleged Chemical Weapons and Black Ops Against Donbass? appeared first on Global Research.
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With tensions mounting over Kerch Strait incident, will Ukraine replace Syria as focus for U.S.' Russia containment strategy?
Whitney Webb | mronline.org | 2018-11-28
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. | Source…
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Video: Black Sea Crisis: Russia Deploys Anti-ship Missiles. Ukraine Says Russian Warplane Attacks Its Ships
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
On November 27, Russia started deploying Bal coastal missile systems near the Kerch Strait, south of which an encounter between a group of 2 Ukrainian Gurza-class artillery boats and a sea-tug and Russian coastal guards had taken place on November … | The post Video: Black Sea Crisis: Russia Deploys Anti-ship Missiles. Ukraine Says Russian Warplane Attacks Its Ships appeared first on Global Research.
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Ukraine's President Warns of "Full-Scale War With Russia"
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-28
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Since the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, top Ukrainian politicians have talked up the threat of an imminent, full-scale war in Russia. Years later, this continues to get raised every time a tense moment with Russia erupts. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is now citing Sunday's maritime incident in the Sea of Azov, and says "Ukraine is under …

Ukraine’s President Warns of "Full-Scale War With Russia"

Why This Long Island City Resident Opposes the Amazon Deal
Al Ronzoni | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
In Mel Brook's 1976 film Silent Movie, the villain is a corporation, "Engulf and Devour," that is seeking to affect a hostile takeover of the independent studio Brook's character, Mel Funn, is trying to convince to produce the first silent movie since the 1920s. When I first learned that Amazon had concluded a deal to…
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Meat and Consequences: More Bad News for Climate Change
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
Thanksgiving is quite a holiday. In one day, we manage to eat and enjoy 44 million turkeys, twice the number consumed at Christmas. Yes, vegetarians may live longer and vegans even more so, but the smell of a roasting turkey in the kitchen lingering in the nostrils, titillating appetites as friends and relations gather, is…
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Trump Tries to Play 'Cowboys and Indians' with International Treaties Signed with Native American Tribes
Wayne Madsen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
Donald Trump is attempting to do something that no previous recent president of the United States has attempted. Trump is trying to abrogate longstanding legal international treaties signed by some of his predecessors with sovereign Native American tribes. The Trump … | The post Trump Tries to Play 'Cowboys and Indians' with International Treaties Signed with Native American Tribes appeared first on Global Research.
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Will the Argentina-China Partnership Undermine Trump's "Fortress America" in the Southern Cone
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
Despite the post-Kirchner government's many faults, one thing that it's doing right is retaining the Argentinian-Chinese Strategic Partnership, which holds the best hope for Beijing to balance Trump's "Fortress America" plans in the hemisphere. | This week's G20 Summit has drawn … | The post Will the Argentina-China Partnership Undermine Trump's "Fortress America" in the Southern Cone appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran Sponsors Families Of Palestinians Killed During Gaza Protests
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that it will adopt the families of Palestinians killed during the "Great March of Return" protests, the Shehab News Agency reported yesterday. Member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine Hussein Mansour said: "Iran will adopt the families of the martyrs and the wounded […] | The post Iran Sponsors Families Of Palestinians Killed During Gaza Protests appeared first on The Iranian…
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Judge Delays Decision Whether to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint
Joe Lauria | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
The assistant US attorney argued that it is merely speculation that there are already charges against Assange based on anonymous press sources, even though a mistakenly published paragraph clearly speaks of the "fact that Assange has been charged." | The post Judge Delays Decision Whether to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint appeared first on MintPress News.
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UN Announces $9.2M in Sanctions Relieving Aid to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has assigned US $9.2 million during the month of November to reinforce existing efforts to alleviate the impact of Venezuela's economic downturn, UN officials announced Monday. | The funding, most of which has already been disbursed, will target sectors hardest hit by US-led sanctions, such as health and nutrition. With the support of UN bodies present in Venezuela, it will be channeled through government organizations which run the public healthcare and organize a series of subsidized food programs…
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Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-11-28
House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK's Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists | The post Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Why are Certain NGOs Trying to Condemn Rural Residents to an Even Longer Pesticide Fate?
Georgina Downs | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
When I first started the UK Pesticides Campaign 17 years ago in 2001 I did so largely because I had discovered that there was no specific representation in the UK for rural residents and communities exposed tothe vast cocktails of poisons sprayed on crops. As a resident myself directly affected from pesticide spraying in my…
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Saving the Environment: Is Degrowthing the Answer?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
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Trump is Crazy, Invoke the 25th
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
Never mind the policies. For the purpose of this discussion–a discussion our country desperately needs to have–politics are an annoying, distracting rabbit hole. Donald Trump should be removed from office under the 25th Amendment. The reason Trump should be de-presidented has nothing to do with his legislative actions or foreign policy initiatives. Unlike George W.
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The Inhumanity of U.S. Immigration Policies Exposed Again in a Single Image
NIDH | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
"The displacement from south to north is inevitable; fences, walls and deportations will not curtail it: they will come in millions. They come looking for what we stole from them. There is no return for them because they come from … | The post The Inhumanity of U.S. Immigration Policies Exposed Again in a Single Image appeared first on Global Research.
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Canadian Armed Forces Must Do More to Screen Out Far-right Extremists
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
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 | … | The post Canadian Armed Forces Must Do More to Screen Out Far-right Extremists appeared first on Global Research.
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Drama in the Kerch Strait: Teasing the Russian Bear
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
When the Ukrainian navy sent a tugboat and two small gunboats on Sunday to force their way through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov, it knew in advance the Russian response would be swift and merciless. | After all, … | The post Drama in the Kerch Strait: Teasing the Russian Bear appeared first on Global Research.
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Prominent Rights Activist Goes On Hunger Strike In Iran Prison
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
A prominent Iranian rights activist and political prisoner has started a hunger strike to support another prisoner of conscience whose health is deteriorating in prison. Nasrin Sotoudeh's family announced on November 26 that she has started a hunger strike in Tehran's notorious Evin prison to protest the deteriorating health of Farhad Meysami, who himself has […] | The post Prominent Rights Activist Goes On Hunger Strike In Iran Prison appeared first on The Iranian.
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Pro-Israel Groups Attack Rand Paul for Blocking $38 Billion to Israel
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
The Free Beacon reports that "pro-Israel groups in America are mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for blocking the continuation of U.S. aid to Israel." | Paul has placed a "block" on legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years — $23,000 per every Jewish Israeli family of four. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history and…
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Opioids for Depression? Not So Fast Says An FDA Advisory Committee
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
The mental illness "franchise" has been very good to Pharma. While it could not "grow" the number of people with actual schizophrenia, it hassuccessfully grown those diagnosed with amorphous "schizoaffective" and bipolar disorders and, of course, depression. Thanks to Pharma's everyone-is-mentally-ill ploy, buoyed by the Pharma-funded writers of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…
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Fanciful Notions: European Armies, Trump and NATO
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
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 the idea of a force filled with respective nation states that might have aims and…
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Steve Bannon at Oxford. Protest and Debate at the Oxford Student Union
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
Steve Bannon. The Oxford Union. A university that has been the breeding, sculpting and minting ground for British prime ministers for centuries and the Establishment. Here, Bannon, strategist of the Trump campaign in 2016, was in full swing, … | The post Steve Bannon at Oxford. Protest and Debate at the Oxford Student Union appeared first on Global Research.
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No, We Won't be Raking Our National Forests
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
By now the worst wildfire in California has been extensively covered, even as rains drown the ashes and bones during the grim search for the missing. Despite their best attempts to deceive the American public and push their commercial deforestation agenda for the timber industry, both President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's comments about…
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Russia Is Key to Asia's Future Development. Putin's Asia Pivot. China's Belt and Road. Towards A "Greater Eurasian Partnership"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
As serious problems emerge with the further development of China's ultra-ambitious New Economic Silk Road, the formally named Belt, Road Initiative (BRI) the Russian Federation, especially in the wake of Washington's mis-named trade war, is finding a positive role that … | The post Russia Is Key to Asia's Future Development. Putin's Asia Pivot. China's Belt and Road. Towards A "Greater Eurasian Partnership" appeared first on Global Research.
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Bolton and Rubio Keep Pushing the "Sonic Attacks" Tale
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
There has been an intense and extensive media campaign that involved a group of U.S. officials accredited as diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana with strange acoustic attacks. Their origin and actors could not be identified, and then Washington decided to reduce the staff of its representation in Cuba. This had a big impact…
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Bolton and Rubio Keep Pushing the "Sonic Attacks" Tale
Manuel E. Yepe | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
Coinciding with the entry into the arena of the ultra-reactionary and shadowy politician John Bolton, the press began to resurrect the issue of the so-called sonic attacks. | The post Bolton and Rubio Keep Pushing the "Sonic Attacks" Tale appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans
Sheldon Richman | zcomm.org | 2018-11-28
Trump's foreign policy is nothing but inimical to individual liberty, peace, long-term prosperity, and the right of Americans and others to pursue their private lives beyond the reach of meddlesome rulers…
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Judge Delays Decision Whether to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint
Joe Lauria | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
A decision whether to unseal U.S. government charges against Julian Assange was delayed for a week by Judge Leonie Brinkema in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday. | In her comments to the court, … | The post Judge Delays Decision Whether to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump/Putin Meeting at G20: On or Off? Showdown with China's Xi Jinping?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
G20 leaders will meet on Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kiev's staged Black Sea provocation and Trump's trade war with China hang over the summit, along with US hostility toward Russia, endless war in Syria, and other major … | The post Trump/Putin Meeting at G20: On or Off? Showdown with China's Xi Jinping? appeared first on Global Research.
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The Real Effect Of Iran Sanction Waivers
Irina Slav | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
On the day U.S. sanctions against Iran went into effect, Brent crude traded at US$72.68 a barrel. Today, three weeks later, Brent is down to US$59.59 a barrel and President Trump is congratulating himself on the low oil prices. Instead of shooting up to US$100, oil prices are falling and the U.S. waivers granted to […] | The post The Real Effect Of Iran Sanction Waivers appeared first on The Iranian.
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Pompeo Defends US Involvement In Yemen Ahead Of Critical Senate Vote
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
Mike Pompeo has defended the United States' involvement in the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen, ahead of an expected vote in the US Senate later Wednesday that will demonstrate whether Washington's politicians have broken from President Donald Trump's unwavering support for Riyadh. In prepared comments on Wednesday, the US secretary of state said the war […] | The post Pompeo Defends US Involvement In Yemen Ahead Of Critical Senate Vote appeared first on The Irani…
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It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Ella C. Sykes (1863-1939)
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
It's hard to explain how some one from another country becomes interested or curious with a different culture which is in sharp contrast to hers or his. Perhaps the answer is in Issa Omidvar's statement, the great Iranian explorer who once said we are one family and all the differences that alienate us from each […] | The post It's A Woman's World: Female Travellers To Persia. Ella C. Sykes (1863-1939) appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trump Wants Out Of Middle East, But Blames Oil And Israel For Having To Stay
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, Trump bruited the notion of removing US troops from the Middle East. He said that Israel and oil were the only reasons the US was in the region and that oil no longer justified the US military presence. The Post reported: "Trump also floated the idea of removing […] | The post Trump Wants Out Of Middle East, But Blames Oil And Israel For Having To Stay appeared first on The Iranian.
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Hey Iran, What's Up With That "Death To America" Chant?
al jazeera | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
The United States President, Donald Trump, has repeatedly accused Iran of being a state sponsor of terror. He points to the old slogan "death to America" as a perfect example of Tehran's intentions. However, some Iranians say the Americans should not take the chant literally as it is a way to express the anger for […] | The post Hey Iran, What's Up With That "Death To America" Chant? appeared first on The Iranian.
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EU Reassures Iran Of Commitment To JCPOA
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, after a meeting with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, reiterated the bloc's resolve to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. "They equally expressed their determination to preserve the nuclear agreement as a matter of respecting international agreements and […] | The post EU Reassures Iran Of Commitment To JCPOA appeared first on The Iranian.
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The War In Yemen Is Not A War, It Is A Massacre
Cesar Chelala | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
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 […] | The post The War In Yemen Is Not A War, It Is A Massacre appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trump stops UN Yemen Ceasefire
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2018-11-28
The Trump administration has turned against a UN Security Council resolution calling for a Yemen ceasefire and is now blocking it…
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Yemen's Human-Rights Defenders Are Fighting Increasingly Desperate Odds
Sarah Aziza | thenation.com | 2018-11-28
Yemen's Human-Rights Defenders Are Fighting Increasingly Desperate Odds…
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US Complicity in Saudi Arabia's Genocide in Yemen Spans Both Obama and Trump
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-28
As a scholar of genocide and human rights, I believe the destruction brought about by these attacks combined with the blockade amounts to genocide. (CONVERSATION) — 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 …

US Complicity in Saudi Arabia's Genocide in Yemen Spans Both Obama and Trump

Senate Poised to Challenge Trump on US Role in Yemen War
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
The Senate is expected to vote as early as today on a bipartisan resolution to end United States participation in the Saudi-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed and millions more face starvation and the outbreak of disease in what the UN has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. | The US and other western countries supply a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with military equipment, fuel and intelligence that are being use…
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From the Nazis to the AfD: Big business finances the far-right
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-28
The rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) was made possible by huge contributions from billionaire August von Finck, whose father financed Hitler and made a fortune by "Aryanising" Jewish property.
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After Reaping Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
Tax justice and labor advocates were among those who expressed outrage Monday at the news that General Motors — one of the corporate giants that benefited immensely from the Republican tax plan last year — would cut 15 percent of its workforce, shuttering production facilities in three states as well as Canada to trim costs. | The auto maker is closing five plants in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, and Ontario, with plans to cut thousands of office jobs in January — slashing a total of 14,700 jobs. | The move comes…
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Venezuela Reaches Settlement with Crystallex as Oil Production Further Tumbles
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-28
Caracas is looking to shield CITGO assets from seizure.
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US-South Korean tensions over stance towards North Korea
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-28
US ultimatums to Pyongyang to denuclearise are threatening South Korean efforts to reduce tensions and engage with North Korea.
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S. Korea Admits It Botched Inquiry on Enslavement of Vagrants
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-28
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's top public prosecutor apologized Tuesday over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s nearly three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. | The remarks by Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il were the government's first formal expression of remorse over one of the worst human rights atrocities in modern South Korea. They add pressure for parliament to pass legislation to start a deeper inquiry into what happened at the now-closed Brothers Home, whos…
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The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
Ava Kofman | zcomm.org | 2018-11-28
Some of the leading experts in vocal analytics, algorithmic bias, and machine learning find the trend toward digital polygraph tests troubling, pointing to the faulty methodology of companies like AC Global Risk…
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Trumpism loses a battle, but not the war
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-28
The following article is based on remarks delivered by the author at a meeting of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA in Chicago on November 17, 2018. The outcome of the 2018 midterm elections was a huge victory for the American people, our multi-racial working-class, and the electoral alliance of Democrats and energized …
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What white supremacists know
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz | mronline.org | 2018-11-28
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. | Source…
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The kindness of strangers: Lost wallet goes viral for all the right reasons
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-28
A potential nightmare before Christmas quickly became a heartwarming tale of holiday season kindness after one lucky young man was reunited with his lost wallet, with a little surprise tucked inside. | …
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Pence's Attacks on China Won't Help Trump at G-20
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-28
Beijing wants to avoid an all-out trade war with Washington. That is what will count at the G-20 summit later this week, writes Patrick Lawrence, not the U.S. vice president's hostility in Asia earlier this month. Trying to Isolate China… Read more ?…
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Truth is dangerous! Former Homeland Security official laments RT's truth-telling
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-28
Cover your ears and avert your eyes, Americans: RT is attempting to weaken the United States using a whole host of nefarious methods — such as telling the truth, a former Homeland Security official has warned. | …
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Trump's New Man in Riyadh and the Forever War on Terror
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-28
The nomination of Gen. John Abizaid as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia presents a unique opportunity to reassess our military adventurism. | The post Trump's New Man in Riyadh and the Forever War on Terror appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israel: 'Rogue' NSO Group must have licence revoked over controversial surveillance software
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-28
Amnesty International is taking legal advice in order to revoke the export licence of Israeli-based NSO Group, after it was revealed the cyber firm's spyware had been used in an attempt to spy on an Amnesty staff member. | A recent investigation by Haaretz newspaper uncovered the firm's sophisticated surveillance tool "Pegasus" was offered to authorities in Saudi Arabia last year. | Two weeks ago, Amnesty International Israel submitted an urgent request to the Israeli Ministry of Defence, demanding that NSO Group's defence export licence be revoked in light of an attempted cyber attack on an Amnesty staff member…
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Taliban attack kills three US soldiers in Afghanistan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-28
The attack, which also wounded four Americans, came amid a worsening deterioration of the US position after 17 years of war.
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Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-11-28
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, Wednesday, from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli war on Gaza, in the summer of 2014. The Ministry said the young man, Eyad Yousef Suleiman, 25, was injured during the extensive Israeli bombardment and shelling, and died from …

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014

We Need to Triple Cuts to Stand a Chance Against Climate Change
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-28
The gap between the world's greenhouse gas emissions and countries' planned reductions is growing, and only multiplying climate cuts can reduce global warming enough. | The post We Need to Triple Cuts to Stand a Chance Against Climate Change appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Honduras: As Berta Cáceres Murder Trial Nears End, Will True Perpetrators Be Brought to Justice?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
Eight men are on trial in Honduras for the murder of environmentalist Berta Cáceres, who was gunned down in her home in La Esperanza in 2016. A verdict is expected this week. The assassination of Cáceres came a year after she won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work protecting indigenous communities and her campaign against a massive hydroelectric dam project. We speak with Dana Frank, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her new book is titled, "The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup."
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Will There Be Justice as Berta Cáceres Murder Trial Nears End?
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
Eight men are on trial in Honduras for the murder of environmentalist Berta Cáceres, who was gunned down in her home in La Esperanza in 2016. A verdict is expected this week. The assassination of Cáceres came a year after she won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work protecting indigenous communities and her campaign against a massive hydroelectric dam project. We speak with Dana Frank, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her new book is titled, The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup. | Transcript : | AMY GOODMAN…
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Lying to Robert Mueller Is Just a Terrible Idea
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
Donald Trump announced last week that he has completed his written answers for special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian collusion investigation. "I write the answers. My lawyers don't write answers," he said during an Oval Office bill signing when asked if he had completed the questions himself. "I was asked a series of questions. I answered them very easily." Then he finished his choco-milk like a big boy, you betcha. | One question remains open and unresolved: Will Trump agree to a sit-d…
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Trump Blocks CIA Chief Haspel From Testifying About Khashoggi's Murder
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
Since Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) (allegedly) ordered the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, White House strategy about the incident has been coverup, denial, and changing the subject. | Trump and regime hardliners want nothing interfering … | The post Trump Blocks CIA Chief Haspel From Testifying About Khashoggi's Murder appeared first on Global Research.
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In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
Although the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was a driving factor behind the protests, many demonstrators lambasted MBS for his monarchy's nearly four-year brutal war against the Republic of Yemen, a campaign known to have been planned and championed by the crown prince himself. | The post In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters appeared first on MintPress News.
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Argentina Considering 'War Crimes' Charges Against Saudi Crown Prince
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-28
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 […] | The post Argentina Considering 'War Crimes' Charges Against Saudi Crown Prince appeared first on The Iranian.
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Refuse Fascism LA Members Witness War on Immigrants at the Border
RPS | indybay.org | 2018-11-28
On November 25th, members of Refuse Fascism LA traveled to San Ysidro, the town right next to the U.S /Mexico border, where they joined a protest in support of asylum seekers. Photos by Peter Switzer, except where noted.
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Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from The Refugee Caravan
Jon Britton | indybay.org | 2018-11-28
San José Peace & Justice Center, 48 S Seventh Street, San José, CA 95112…
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"Reading Between the Headlines" Workshop on Russia/Ukraine Conflict
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-11-28
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Sedition Free SS…11-27-18 Mouse Report
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2018-11-28
As the world's foremost journalist Julian Assange remains trapped and gagged in the Ecuadoran embassy in London and the Mueller probe goes on…pushing the Administration into more and more hawkish behavior to prove he's not a Russian bot…pseudo lefties cheer on the getaway driver in the FBI's Whitey Bulger murders, Pan Am 103 frame-up, 9-11-01 WTC Pentabomb operation and many other major federal crimes since the horrible '80s…we sample the sedition free Sunday Show then go back to Sunday Sedition host Andrea Lewis for a reality check '80s…1 hr.)…
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Witness: "No Warning" Before U.S. Border Patrol Started Tear Gassing Central American Asylum Seekers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-27
The Mexican government is demanding a full investigation after U.S. border authorities fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border near San Diego. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming as tear gas spread. The migrants are mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and are fleeing widespread violence, poverty and mass unemployment. The Border Patrol's use of tear gas has been widely condemned. Trump is now urging Mexico to deport the thousands of Central America…
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Video: Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On the Brink of War?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
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 … | The post Video: Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On the Brink of War? appeared first on Global Research.
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Border Patrol Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teenager on Mexican Soil Is Acquitted of Manslaughter Charges
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-27
Last week, a jury found Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez through the U.S.-Mexico border fence in 2012. The jury hung on whether to bring a charge of voluntary manslaughter, leaving it unclear whether prosecutors would seek to try Swartz a third time. A previous jury acquitted Swartz on murder charges but deadlocked on lesser manslaughter charges. Authorities claim José Elena Rodríguez was throwing rocks at agents over the border fence before Swartz opened fire. But medical examiners say José was shot as many…
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Moscow & NATO Playing a 'Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game' in the Ukraine
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-27
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 | The post Moscow & NATO Playing a 'Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game' in the Ukraine appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Ukraine Provokes Russia to What End? Growing Tensions in the Sea of Azov
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
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…. | The post Ukraine Provokes Russia to What End? Growing Tensions in the Sea of Azov appeared first on Global Research.
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Ukraine's Kiev Regime is not "Officially" A Neo-Nazi Government
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
This article first published in June 2014 documents the nature of the Kiev regime which is supported by US-NATO. | Introductory Note and update | Following the Kerch Strait incident, a process of militarization of the Black Sea basin is ongoing. Martial … | The post Ukraine's Kiev Regime is not "Officially" A Neo-Nazi Government appeared first on Global Research.
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Ukraine Declares Martial Law as Tensions With Russia Soar
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-27
(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 …

Ukraine Declares Martial Law as Tensions With Russia Soar

Russia-Ukraine stand-off over Azov Sea continues as Poroshenko declares martial law
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-27
The dangerous developments in the Black Sea region underscore the danger of a Third World War.
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Sanders Wants Corporations to Fulfill Trump's Tax Cut Promise
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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The War in Yemen is Not a War, It is a Massacre
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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.
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"Red Flag Laws": Rights Can't be "Suspended," Only Violated
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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Trump's "America Incorporated"
L. Michael Hager | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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Why the Brexiteers May be More Dangerous Than Trump
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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The Scourge of the American Petroleum Tankers That Prowl the British Columbia Coast
Ingmar Lee | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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.
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Sick Of Facebook? Read This
Eleanor Goldfield | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-27
Now is the time to defend the remnants of the Information Revolution. In the streets and online, we need to hear and uplift voices for radical and progressive change. Take off the corporate gag, close the social media surveillance blinds, and shift. | The post Sick Of Facebook? Read This. appeared first on MintPress News.
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International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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,…
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Global Research: An Important Message to Our Readers
TGRT | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
Dear Readers, | Our mandate has always been to provide our content free of charge. We want the truth to be spread far and wide and easily accessible to all. Our financial reality is another matter. To put it rather bluntly, … | The post Global Research: An Important Message to Our Readers appeared first on Global Research.
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As mentiras nucleares de Stoltenberg
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
"Um perigo, os mísseis russos" lança o alarme, o Secretário Geral da NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, numa entrevista ao 'Corriere della Sera', editado por Maurizio Caprara, três dias antes do "incidente" do Mar de Azov, que lança gasolina sobre … | The post As mentiras nucleares de Stoltenberg appeared first on…
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Protect women fighting hate in Poland
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-27
On 11 November 2017, 14 brave Polish women were attacked during The Independence Day March in Warsaw. Their peaceful demonstration against hate caused fury among marchers who beat them and left several of the women with injuries, bruises and cuts.: | Polish authorities failed to protect the women. Instead they are now punishing them for their actions and tolerating their attackers with absurd justifications.: | The Independence Day March in Warsaw is an annual event attracting also far-right and nationalist groups. Many demonstrators were holding flares, throwing firecrackers, shouting and display…
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Prey and Predator: The End of a Dialectic?
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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Canadian Woman Continues to Fight to Obtain a Passport
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
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 … | The post Canadian Woman Continues to Fight to Obtain a Passport appeared first on Global Research.
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Capitalist Society Under the One Party of Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Paul K. Haeder | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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Exclusive: The Pentagon's Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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The Refugee Crisis in Greece's Samos Island: Open Doors Now Open!
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-27
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 … | The post The Refugee Crisis in Greece's Samos Island: Open Doors Now Open! appeared first on Global Research.
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Emmanuel Macron's Fuel Problem
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-27
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…
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