2018-11-29: Social Media Postees

Video: US Is Establishing 'Observation Posts' on Syrian-Turkish Border
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
On November 28, Russian air-defense forces deployed intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the Russian Hmeimim airbase in the province of Lattakia, according to local sources. | The intercepted UAV was probably an armed UAV launched by militants … | The post Video: US Is Establishing 'Observation Posts' on Syrian-Turkish Border appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran Suspends Gas Exports To Iraq After Earthquake
Oil Price | iranian.com | 2018-11-29
Iran halted late on Tuesday gas exports to neighboring Iraq for several days, in order to repair pipeline damages caused by an earthquake near the Iraqi border on Sunday night, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from Iraq's electricity ministry. Major Iraqi power plants are dependent on Iranian natural gas supply. On Sunday night, a 6.3-magnitude […] | The post Iran Suspends Gas Exports To Iraq After Earthquake appeared first on The Iranian.
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Russia Deploys S-400 Missiles to Crimea in Military Showdown with Ukraine
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
Predictably the crisis that began on Sunday between Russia and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait is quickly worsening as Russia has announced plans to deploy more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea. | Adding to tensions, Reuters… | The post Russia Deploys S-400 Missiles to Crimea in Military Showdown with Ukraine app…
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Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Ships Amid Standoff With Russia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-29
The Ukrainian president's proposal is sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries. | The post Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Ships Amid Standoff With Russia appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Microplastics Pollution in Falklands as High as UK
Anglia Ruskin University | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
The first study to investigate microplastics around Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands — two of the most remote locations in the South Atlantic Ocean — has found levels of contamination comparable with the waters around the UK. | The research, | … | The post Microplastics Pollution in Falklands as High as UK appeared first on Global Research.
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The commune and 21st century socialism: A conversation with Robert Longa of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2018-11-29
In this interview, VA talks with a key cadre of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 Enero barrio that has worked to build Venezuela's most emblematic urban commune. | Source…
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Big Pharma, Bad Policy Are Keeping the World From Ending AIDS
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-29
Dec. 1 marks the 30th World AIDS Day–and despite leaps forward in medicine and awareness in affluent parts of the world, it's still a big problem elsewhere. | The post Big Pharma, Bad Policy Are Keeping the World From Ending AIDS appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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An Unredacted Interview with Comedian Lee Camp
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-29
"I try to remain hopeful although I may not be that optimistic. I view myself as a cynical optimist. I see the glass as being half full of shit." — Lee Camp | The post An Unredacted Interview with Comedian Lee Camp appeared first on MintPress News.
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Economy Rises at a Solid 3.5% Annual Rate for Quarter
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-29
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. | The Commerce Department's figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was the same as its first estimate last month. GDP is the broadest measure of the nation's output of goods and services and covers everything from homebuilding to haircuts. Greater corporate investment offset downward revisions in spending by state and local governments and consumers. | The third quarter figure follows a…
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Trump News Network (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2018-11-29
President Trump wants to start a new state-run broadcast outlet to get the wonderful news of Trump out to the world. This is an extension of his war on the press and CNN in particular. Apparently he wants coverage that is even more fawning than the de facto state news agency, Fox News. This idea comes on […] | The post Trump News Network (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Day I Almost Went to Prison for Life
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
Larry and I took the bus from Augusta to Atlanta, Georgia on a Friday night in November 1969. We were at the halfway point of basic training at Fort Gordon and the first weekend pass was our reward for surviving the rigors of military training during the Vietnam era. We were both in the National Guard, and unlike some others in our training unit, we would get to go home in the early spring following the completion of both basic and advanced training in our military specialty.
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Pushback Against Israel Is Beginning in US Congress
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
The Anglophone Israel Lobby benefits from its ability to mold the media narrative while at the same time using financial incentives to corrupt the political class. For those who do not succumb to the corruption, there is always the option … | The post Pushback Against Israel Is Beginning in US Congress appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump vows 'devastating' counterpunch to 'angry Mueller gang of Dems'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-29
Donald Trump has threatened to deliver a devastating blow to his critics by declassifying documents related to Robert Mueller's probe unless his political opponents stop harassing witnesses into lying about Russia collusion. | …
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Democratic Party "Leadership" is Upside Down
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
When Democrats take control of the House in early January, they'll have two kinds of leadership — one from the top of the party's power pyramid, the other from its base. With formal control, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer can brandish huge carrots and sticks to keep Democratic lawmakers in line. With grassroots support, a…
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Green Corridors, Mental Maps: A Call for the End of Deer Control
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
Ecologists have long "speculated" that ungulates–hooved animals including deer, sheep, and bison–learn from their families and peers. That they learn strikes me, an avid walker-through-the-woods, as obvious. Why wouldn't they trust others in their communities, and adopt the elders' patterns of movement? But science requires verification. And in a recent study of rams and moose,…
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Amnesty International Urges Revocation of Israeli Cyber Firm's Spyware License
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-29
Amnesty International has called on the Israeli ministry of military affairs to suspend the license of a cyber firm which was reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia, to sell super-stealth spyware to the country and amid revelations that the company's software had been used in "a series of egregious human rights violations." …

Amnesty International Urges Revocation of Israeli Cyber Firm’s Spyware License

Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-29
Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map. | The post Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship appeared first on MintPress News.
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Eyes Without the Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi's Awards
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
It is impossible to see peace prize or freedom awards as anything other than fragments of an industry. In time, ideals become marketable and matters of commodity. Those who go against this market rationale face the fires of moral outrage. … | The post Eyes Without the Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi's Awards appeared first on Global Research.
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An Excerpt from Green Earth
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-29
Kim Stanley Robinson describes himself as "a patriot of the genre" of science fiction, writing at the intersection of science and politics for over three decades. His work is striking for its warmth and realism. | Source…
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A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2018-11-29
A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia…
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Sagebrush and Juniper Removal Destroys Wildlife Habitat and Increases Fire Risk‚Ä®
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
The BLM has been promoting juniper removal that they claim helps restore landscape for wildlife. The Forest Service is pushing similar projects in prime sage grouse breeding habitat. The agencies' propaganda is full of misinformation on what actually happens when sagebrush and juniper habitat is destroyed. The American people deserve the truth, which is quite…
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Black Friday Amerika: 'Shop Till We All Drop'!!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
The crowds arrived at the box store many hours before opening, or nowadays even on Thanksgiving night. They wait outside (sometimes in frigid Northern areas) for the opportunity to get 'Once in a lifetime' deals. Many of these shoppers are … | The post Black Friday Amerika: 'Shop Till We All Drop'!! appeared first on Global Research.
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NATO's Largesse: "Nuclear Sharing"
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
On November 10, a 5,290-ton Norwegian warship sank into one of the country's inner fiords after colliding with a 62,557-ton tanker carrying almost 100 million liters of oil. CNN reported, "Now all that remains above the waterline is the frigate's … | The post NATO's Largesse: "Nuclear Sharing" appeared first on Global Research.
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George Monbiot: Ending Meat & Dairy Consumption Is Needed to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
We look at the link between climate change and meat consumption on the heels of a series of damning reports that say if humans don't act now to halt climate change, the results will be catastrophic. A new study by the World Meteorological Organization shows the past four years have been the hottest on record. On Tuesday, the United Nations reported that carbon emissions reached record highs in 2017 and are on the rise for the first time in four years. Radical reductions are necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, the level that would prevent the worst effects of catastrophic climate change. Livestock fo…
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Our Man in Riyadh: Abizaid of Arabia
Andrew J. Bacevich | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
What does President Trump's recent nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing — and arguably quite a lot. | Abizaid's proposed appointment is both a non-event and an … | The post Our Man in Riyadh: Abizaid of Arabia appeared first on Global Research.
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Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
The right wing Ecuadorean government of President Moreno continues to churn out its production line of fake documents regarding Julian Assange, and channel them straight to MI6 mouthpiece Luke Harding of the Guardian. | Amazingly, more Ecuadorean Government documents have … | The post Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish…
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Violence from the Far-Right is Growing. Why Aren't We Doing More to Stop it?
Melissa Ryan | progressive.org | 2018-11-29
Newly elected House Democrats promise to crack down on "domestic terrorism."
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The Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
The Power of the Documentary is an unusual film festival, because its aim is to break a silence that extends across much of film-making, the arts and journalism. | By silence I mean the exclusion of ideas that might change the … | The post The Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence appeared first on Global Research.
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Sorry Democrats, the Green Party Came Up With the Green New Deal!
Andrew Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
This week progressives nationwide are talking about a Green New Deal and, while mainstream media is saying that insurgent Democrats came up with this, we beg to differ! We applaud the efforts of Democrats for finally adopting what the Global Greens began to work on in in 2006 while noting that the delay of 12 years…
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Israel High Court Rules to Allow and Expand Use of Torture
IMEMC News | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-29
In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled that Shin Bet was justified in torturing a Palestinian prisoner, setting a dangeroius precedent. | The post Israel High Court Rules to Allow and Expand Use of Torture appeared first on MintPress News.
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"Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism"
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
Sumantra Bose's new book Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) is a fascinating comparison of the rise of religious parties in the non-Western world's two major attempts to establish a … | The post
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In a Rebuke to Trump, the Senate Just Voted to Open Debate on US Support of Saudi War in Yemen
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-29
In a Rebuke to Trump, the Senate Just Voted to Open Debate on US Support of Saudi War in Yemen…
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Yemen: To Build a Fire in the Heart of Our Country
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
The US, first under Obama and now under Trump, does much more than condone the bombing of civilian, government, and military targets in Yemen. Not only do we provide the killers with bombs and guided missiles; we unashamedly support the economic war being conducted against the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners.
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Our bodies are a battleground
Annahita Moradi | zcomm.org | 2018-11-29
Reports on women fighting back against Iran's morality laws…
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Why is Rosenstein in jail on Trump's meme? He 'shouldn't have picked special counsel'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-29
US President Donald Trump has hinted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be jailed as he "never should have picked a special counsel." Trump was answering a question about the jailed official's meme he retweeted. | …
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The Democrats Win and Black People Lose
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
If the Democrats were a true political party Nancy Pelosi's failures would have taken her out of the running for any leadership position. | "We must say no to the false dichotomy of Trumpian fascism or the pretend Democratic Party … | The post The Democrats Win and Black People Lose appeared first on Global Research.
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Cuba's president travels abroad, firms up relations, gains economic support
WTWJ | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-29
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel returned to Havana November 15 after a multi-nation trip to Russia, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Laos. He and his delegation had also stopped in Paris and London. In late September in New York, he had introduced himself to the world community at the United Nations General Assembly. Spanish Prime Minister …
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The Audacity of Struggle
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
The madness around us is no accident. Donald Trump is not an anomaly, but he is the worst of what this nation has to offer. Intentional ignorance fuels his hatred and money fuels his bloated and undeserved ego. We live in a nation ruled by small minded and heartless men and women whose egos match their…
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Amazon Gives to End Homelessness? That's Rich
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
They call it Giving Tuesday, and we've just marked the seventh annual this week. It's supposed to kick off a season of charitable giving, but the way some corporate robber barons use it for public relations is enough to turn your stomach. So let's rename it Stomach-Turning Tuesday. This year's prime stomach-turner was Amazon, of…
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Argentina and France – Opponents of IMF versus Yellow Vests – Where Is the Correlation?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
What do Argentinian protesters have in common with French protesters? – They both strongly dislike their governments, and their leaders (sic). | The protests in Argentina against the upcoming G20 meeting and around the IMF are just a pretext for an … | The post Argentina and France – Opponents of IMF versus Yellow Vests – Where Is the Correlation? appeared first on Global Research.
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Why Conversion? We May Be Timid and Confused, But the Anarchist Soul Is Not
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
My opinion is this — that deep Thinking is attainable only by a man[sic] of deep Feeling, and that all Truth is a species of Revelation…Newton was a mere materialist — Mind is always passive — a Lazy Looker on an external world. If the mind be not passive if, indeed made in God's Image…- the…
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Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Wins 2018 Sam Adams Award
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-29
Karen Kwiatkowski has won the 2018 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for trying to stop the "shock and awe" attack on Iraq. Kwiatkowski is featured in the film "Shock and Awe" to be shown at an awards ceremony Saturday…. Read more ?…
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A Moment of Reckoning for Decentralisation in Morocco. Entrenched Rural Poverty
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-29
Morocco's parliament, at this moment, is deciding the nation's Decentralisation Charter. Since its working draft is not currently made public, we can only hope that every parliamentarian realises that the human development course of the nation and the relationships between … | The post A Moment of Reckoning for Decentralisation in Morocco. Entrenched Rural Poverty appeared first on Global Research.
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Michael Cohen pleads guilty to making false statements to Congress
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-29
Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Trump, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation. | …
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Residents step up the pressure on Labor over Adani
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-29
Inaction on global warming is heating not only the planet, but also the mood of residents who visited Labor MPs offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. | Sydney residents concerned about climate change and the Adani coal mine in Queensland visited ALP deputy leader Tanya Plibersek on November 20 where, after queuing patiently, finally spoke to her office staff to ask them to pass a message on that the Labor Party must pledge to halt the proposed Adani coal mine. | If it goes ahead, the Adani Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin will be the largest in Australia. Burning the coal will add huge amounts of carbon…
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Retail and fast food workers get organised
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-29
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) was formed in late 2016 as a response to growing dissatisfaction among retail workers with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA). The Labor right-controlled SDA is notorious for negotiating enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) that contain below award wages and eroding the rights and conditions of workers. | Green Left Weekly's Joel McAlear and Rachel Evans interviewed Coles worker and RAFFWU representative Danielle Hynes about her experiences in the sector and involvement with this dynamic, new union. | *** | Is retail an important indus…
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10 of the best political albums you'll hear this year
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-29
Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 – count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on Twitter, Facebook, or email. This column is taking a break and will return at the end of January. | DAVID CROSBY – HERE IF YOU LISTEN.jpg: said. "It's ironic that the album came out the same week that happened, but also really prett…
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Capitalism's abuse of animals degrades us all
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-29
Humans experience the brutality of capitalism in wars, harsh working conditions and widespread poverty caused by a class-based society. Every minute a child dies a preventable death. | Capitalism has also been waging a war on animals. | The examples are many: | * the butchering of dolphins at Taiji, Japan, where every day between September and March wild dolphins are herded into a cove, where the "prettiest" are captured for marine parks and the rest are brutally hacked to death and sold as pet food; | * the yearly killing of an estimated 100 million sharks for their fins. The finned sharks are often thrown back…
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DR Congo: Mass Rape Trial Crucial for Justice
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-29
The leader of the Mai Mai Sheka militia group, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, campaigns for a seat in parliament ahead of the November 2011 national elections, despite being sought on a Congolese arrest warrant for crimes against humanity, including sexual violence. Walikale, North Kivu, November 24, 2011. | © 2011 AFP/File | (Goma) — The trial of a militia leader for mass rape and other grave crimes is crucial for justice in the Democratic Republic of Cong…
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US administration signals unconditional backing for Saudi regime as Senate votes on Yemen war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-29
After testimony from the secretaries of state and defense, the Senate voted to advance a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
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US airstrikes kill at least 30 civilians in Afghanistan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-29
The strikes were part of a surge in US bombings aimed at terrorising the population.
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Intensifying US pressure on New Zealand government over China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-29
The Labour-led coalition is moving toward closer alignment with Washington's anti-China offensive.
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Bangladesh: Further information: Activist released on bail after months in detention: Shahidul Alam
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-29
Shahidul Alam, photographer and outspoken social activist, has been freed on permanent bail after spending more than 100 days behind bars for comments he made in an interview with Al-Jazeera in August 2018. In detention, he was ill-treated and subjected to prolonged detention merely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.
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Viet Nam: Ludicrous charge against activist accused of 'insulting national flag' must be dropped
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-29
A charge of "insulting the national flag" against prominent Vietnamese human rights activist Huynh Thuc Vy amounts to an attack on freedom of expression by the authorities and must be dropped, Amnesty International said ahead of her trial on Friday. | It is rare for the authorities to prosecute a human rights activist for this charge, which carries a maximum penalty of three years' imprisonment, in a disturbing sign of the intensifying crackdown against peaceful dissent in the country. | "This ludicrous charge must be dropped as it is aimed solely at silencing a dedicated, peaceful human rights activist. This is…
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Philippines: First conviction of police officers in 'war on drugs' shows its deadly reality
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-29
Responding to the guilty verdict handed to three policemen for the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos in the Philippines, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International's Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, said: | "Kian's killing is emblematic of the horrors of the 'war on drugs', and this verdict further confirms that it is a brutal, murderous campaign that claims innocent lives. | "While welcome, this verdict does not go far enough. The first conviction of police officers in this deadly campaign has come far too late. While three officers have been found guilty, more should be held to account, includ…
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Saudi Arabia Inks Deal For Lockheed's Missile Defense System
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-29
Saudi Arabia will buy Lockheed Martin's $15 billion missile defense system, a US Department of State spokesman said on Wednesday, after aggressive lobbying by the administration to close the deal that included a personal call between President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman, Reuters reports. The State Department said the Saudis and US officials signed the letters […] | The post Saudi Arabia Inks Deal For Lockheed's Missile Defense System appeared first on The Iranian.
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Pro-Israel Groups Attack Rand Paul For Blocking $38 Billion To Israel
Alison Weir | iranian.com | 2018-11-29
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 […] | The post Pro-Israel Groups Attack Rand Paul For Blocking $38 Billion To Israel appeared first on The Iranian.
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Despite Tension Between Iran And Israel, Iran's Jewish Minority Feels At Home
PBS New Hour | iranian.com | 2018-11-29
Jewish people have called Iran home for nearly 3,000 years. The Trump administration and U.S. ally Israel often depict the Iranian government as composed of anti-Semitic radical Islamists bent on destroying Israel. But within Iran, many of the estimated 15,000 Jews say they're safe and happy living in the Islamic Republic. Reza Sayah takes a […] | The post Despite Tension Between Iran And Israel, Iran's Jewish Minority Feels At Home appeared first on The Irani…
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China, Iran Solve Oil Payments Problem
Oil Price | iranian.com | 2018-11-29
Iran and China have found a way for China to continue buying Iranian crude and pay for it without risking a U.S. sanction breach, an Iranian official said, as quoted by Fars News. "A Chinese bank will start its banking exchanges with the Iranian side on December 2," the head of the Iran-China Chamber of Commerce, Asadollah […] | The post China, Iran Solve Oil Payments Problem appeared first on The Iranian.
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Senate Defies Trump, Showing Anger With Saudis for Khashoggi
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-29
In an unexpectedly tilted 63-37 vote, it moves forward with a bill calling for an end to U.S. military aid in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. | The post Senate Defies Trump, Showing Anger With Saudis for Khashoggi appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged With War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could face prosecution in Argentina for alleged complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led humanitarian crisis in Yemen. On Wednesday, an Argentine prosecutor reportedly accepted a request by Human Rights Watch to prosecute the crown prince, just hours after he landed in Argentina ahead of the G20 summit. Argentina recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture, which means it is able to press charges against the crown prince while he is in the country. We speak with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, and…
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In a Historic First, Senate Advances Bill to End U.S. Support for Illegal War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a resolution to end military support for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the Senate has voted to advance a bill to withdraw military forces from an unauthorized war using the War Powers Resolution Act. Wednesday's vote sets the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days, and has been seen as a rebuke of President Trump's handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Just hours before the vote, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held a closed-door briefing with U.S. sen…
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Refuse Fascism LA Members Witness War on Immigrants at the Border
RPS | indybay.org | 2018-11-29
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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Ukraine is preparing a nuclear bomb for Europe
Scott Hayward | indybay.org | 2018-11-29
Despite the economic and financial crisis, Ukrainian authorities try to rehabilitate their country's nuclear industry which is currently in a poor condition.
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"Reading Between the Headlines" Workshop on Russia/Ukraine Conflict
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-11-29
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Sedition Free SS…11-27-18 Mouse Report
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2018-11-29
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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Across the Troubles in Northern Ireland: the Great Famine
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-29
This is the second 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 II. By Train Across Ireland The train ride from…
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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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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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Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-28
Trump quickly defended the troops' use of tear gas and aggressive force. "Here's the bottom line: Nobody's coming into our country unless they come in legally," Trump said, apparently ignoring the fact that in order to apply for asylum a person must first be present on U.S. soil. | The post Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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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"

Malaysian Airlines MH17 as a Prism of Disaster. Ukraine and the New Cold War
PKVDP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
Relevant to unfolding events in Ukraine, this article was first published on July 25, 2018 | The uproar in the West, and in the United States in particular, that followed the summit meeting between presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki on … | The post Malaysian Airlines MH17 as a Prism of Disaster. Ukraine and the New Cold War appeared first on Global Research.
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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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US Senate advances proposal to stop backing Saudi Arabia in Yemen
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-28
In face of State Department and Pentagon opposition, the Senate voted 63-37 to allow a floor vote on Resolution 54, a bipartisan proposal to block any further US support to the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen since 2015. | …
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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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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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India's "Connect Central Asia" Strategy Will Heighten Regional Competition
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
This possibility was discussed in mid-November during the bilateral Investment Forum and signifies the natural outgrowth of India's connectivity investments in Iran. Reaching the Russian marketplace is the prime reason why India's investing in the Islamic Republic's infrastructure, but it … | The post India's "Connect Central Asia" Strategy Will Heighten Regional Competition appeared fi…
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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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NAACP Statement on Recent Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced in Senate
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-11-28
NAACP released the following statement in support of the Crimianl Justice Reform Compromise: Our American criminal justice system is broken. Sentencing is disproportionately weighted against African Americans, and the current political climate continues to devalue black lives by reviving the same failed policies of the war on drugs that fueled mass incarceration," said NAACP President […] | The post NAACP Statement on Recent Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced in Senate appeared fir…
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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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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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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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A European Army Obeying US Interests Will Only Promote More Imperialism and Military Corruption
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-28
The idea of creating a common army for the countries of the European Union has been repeatedly proposed by numerous advocates of the globalist elite for at least a decade. The latest example came from French President Macron, who took … | The post A European Army Obeying US Interests Will Only Promote More Imperialism and Military Corruption appeared first on Global Research.
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Saving the Environment: Is Degrowthing the Answer?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-28
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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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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…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/28/fanc…

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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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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Senate Challenges Trump on Yemen War
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-28
The Senate voted 63-37 on Wednesday to advance a resolution that would end United States support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting 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. | Before the vote, senators from both parties expressed frustration with the ongoing bloodshed in Yemen, the lack of transparency around the Trump administration's relationship with the Saudi Arabian government, and its response to the abduction and killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Kasho…
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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 synonymous with Thanksgiving — a meal where it is politic to keep politics away from the table.
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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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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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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…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/28/bolt…

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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Senate Votes in Favor of Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-28
(MEE) — Despite pressure from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to maintain Washington's steadfast support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen, the US Senate has voted in favour of advancing a resolution that would end US involvement in the devastating conflict. US Senators voted 63-37 on Wednesday afternoon to move forward with a resolution to …

Senate Votes in Favor of Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen

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