2018-11-30: News Headlines

Garry Leech (2018-11-30). Trump and the USMCA: From Free Trade to Gassing Migrants. counterpunch.org Last weekend, US Border Patrol agents used tear gas against hundreds of migrants protesting on the Mexican side of the border with the United States. The men, women and children who were gassed were part of the six thousand asylum seekers who fled violence and poverty in Central America by forming a caravan that has now reached the US border. In a related event, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend. The two events are related because the migrants who were gassed at the border are economic refugee…

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-30). Russia's Strategic Waterways and the Northeast Arctic Passage. globalresearch.ca Russia would have obviously preferred that the Kerch Strait Crisis with Ukraine never happened, but since it did, Moscow's wasting no time in taking advantage of the highly publicized defense of its maritime borders in the Black Sea to promote …

Paul Gottinger (2018-11-30). Terror at the Border: Experts Condemn the Tear-Gassing of Children. counterpunch.org On Sunday, US border officers fired tear gas at groups of asylum seekers attempting to reach the US border. Images of mothers and small children fleeing the gas drew widespread outrage from politicians and human rights groups. Wind carried the gas a kilometer away, impacting many individuals not attempting to reach the US border. As a result of the More

DPCR (2018-11-30). Russia Is Disadvantaged by Her Belief That the West Is Governed by Law. globalresearch.ca Ukrainian military ships have violated Russian restrictions in the Sea of Azov and Articles 19 and 21 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Ukrainian Navy crossed the Russian sea border and entered a closed area …

Mehnaaz Momen (2018-11-30). The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse: The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire. counterpunch.org There are multiple archives which record gun violence in America diligently and report that every day ninety-six Americans die of gunshot wounds.While mourning and praying and even seething over our impotence at bringing about any change in our gun control laws, we focus on tangible factors such as the power of the NRA in politics, More

Jason Ditz (2018-11-30). Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Still bound and determined that the maritime incident last weekend in the Sea of Azov portends a full-scale war with Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all NATO nations and other allied states to start relocating warships en masse to the sea to "assist Ukraine" in a conflict. Poroshenko singled out Germany as nation that …

Brian Cloughley (2018-11-30). Washington is Ramping Up Military Confrontation With Russia and China. counterpunch.org On November 26 the New York Times asserted that "Russia's seizure [on November 25] of three Ukrainian naval vessels was the first overt armed conflict between the two since 2014, when Russian forces occupied Crimea." There was no armed conflict in Crimea and not a drop of blood was spilled. There was no "occupation" because, under treaty, over More

PJHC (2018-11-30). Inter-Korea Summits, US-DPRK Summit. No Peace on the Land of Morning Calm. What Is Going On? globalresearch.ca For last ten months, the world has been watching at times with hope, sometimes with doubt and often even fear. There have been three inter-Korea summits and one US-North Korea summit. But we see no peace on the Land of …

PCHR (2018-11-30). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 — 28 November 2018). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 — 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful …

Shared by candice (2018-11-30). The Past and Present Partisanship of Birthright Citizenship. truthout.org "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." — The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution | President Trump's threat to end birthright citizenship with the stroke of his executive pen has triggered a new fight over the nation's past. After the Civil War, Congress created the 14th Amendment, and w…

RT (2018-11-30). US Air Force fires commander of 69th bomb squad for 'penis drawings' inside B-52 cockpit. rt.com The commander of a B-52 Stratofortress squadron has been removed from duty after he was blamed for making "sexually explicit and phallic drawings" with the map software inside the bomber's cockpit during a recent deployment.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-11-30). Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue. mintpressnews.com "There is no point in negotiations with a party that is looking to obtain through talks what it has failed to achieve through a military campaign." — Ansar Allah chief negotiator Mohammed AbdulSalam

Global Research News (2018-11-30). Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don't Want You to Know. globalresearch.ca This article was first published by Global Research in November 2014. Today Libya as a Nation State has been destroyed by US-NATO. | What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national …

Lauren Smith (2018-11-30). Amnesia, Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton's 100-year Anniversary. globalresearch.ca "So for Halliburton's 100-year anniversary wish, let's wish its stock tanks and that its guilty are remembered, held accountable, and that justice is ultimately served." | When it comes to the ruling elite's corporate plunder and crimes against humanity, the U.S. …

Mojmir Babacek (2018-11-30). Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | This article was originally published on January 31, 2013. | *** | In March 2012 the Russian defense minister Anatoli Serdjukov said: | "The development of weaponry based on new physics principles; direct-energy weapons, …

RT (2018-11-30). 'Vladimir Trump': Wall Street Journal issues multiple corrections over epic editing gaffe. rt.com The Wall Street Journal has issued a correction after incorrectly identifying the president of Russia as 'Vladimir Trump'. They then appeared to edit their own correction in an effort to cover up the almighty gaffe.

Fight Back (2018-11-30). Accelerating trend towards martial law nationwide and full-blown fascist dictatorship of Duterte. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Nov. 28 statement by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | In view of certain recent acts of the tyrant Duterte, he is accelerating the realization of his scheme to declare martial law nationwide and impose a full-blown fascist dictatorship on the people. | Duterte is closing all doors to peace negotiations. He has caused OPAPP Secretary Dureza to resign in order to put OPAPP under total military control in line with Duterte's policy of militarizing his cabinet. He is giving way to the demands…

Yves Engler (2018-11-30). Canadian Wars More About Imperialism Than 'Defending Democracy'. globalresearch.ca Now that November 11 and the official "remembering" of our "heroes", their "bravery" and "greatness" is over, it is a good time to take a deeper, more critical look at Canada's participation in wars. | While on Remembrance Day we are …

Craig Collins (2018-11-30). Democratic Socialism: The Impossible Dream? counterpunch.org The founders of "scientific socialism," Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, assumed it was quite possible, even historically inevitable, for working people to democratically govern an industrial society. However, they never went into detail about how this would work. Even today, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many orthodox Marxists persist in believing that vast, complex, More

John Laforge (2018-11-30). Woolsey Fire Started at Santa Susana Field Lab — Site of "[fourth] largest release of iodine-131 in the history of nuclear power" counterpunch.org In my Nov. 16 column, I reported on potential radiation risks posed by California's Woolsey wildfire having burned over parts or all of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory—south of Simi Valley, Calif., 30 miles outside Los Angeles—site of at least four partial or total nuclear reactor meltdowns. The field laboratory operated 10 experimental reactors and More

RT (2018-11-30). Mystery on Mars: NASA's Curiosity rover discovers weird & shiny object on Red Planet. rt.com NASA's Curiosity rover has made a rather curious discovery on Mars. It's bright, shiny, mysterious, and might (or might not) be a meteorite.

RT (2018-11-30). Alaska quake causes 'severe damage', triggers tsunami warning. rt.com A 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near Anchorage caused 'severe damage' to the city. It was followed by aftershocks that triggered a tsunami alert in the Cook Inlet area, Alaska authorities said.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-30). Full Bernie Sanders Speech on Economic Justice, Healthcare, Opposing Trump & Ending the War in Yemen. democracynow.org Hundreds of international progressive leaders have traveled to Burlington, Vermont for a gathering hosted by the Sanders Institute. Last night, former presidential candidate and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked the event off with a keynote speech on healthcare, raising the minimum wage and his bipartisan resolution to end military support for the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. He was introduced by Harvard professor Cornel West.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-11-30). Will Congress Stop the Endless Wars? truthout.org Lawmakers in both parties had plenty of reasons to advance a Senate resolution this week that would end the United States' participation in Yemen's bloody civil war. Death is rapidly spreading across Yemen, where the Saudi-led coalition fighting against Houthi rebels is blocking the flow of food and aid, leaving up to 14 million people on the brink of the world's worst famine in over a century. Bombs made in the US have been found alongside dead civilians. | Then there is President Trump, who appears all too eager to defend the Saudi royal family, even af…

South Front (2018-11-30). Video: Syrian Forces Eliminate Unidentified Aerial Objects Near Damascus. Israel Denies Reports on Its Warplane Shootdown. globalresearch.ca Last night, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) shot down several unidentified aerial objects over the district of al-Kiswah south of Damascus, according to the state-run media. | Local sources told SouthFront that the SADF had also engaged targets over Damascus …

Jeffrey St. Clair, Joshua Frank (2018-11-30). The End of Illusion. counterpunch.org Photo Source Christopher Michel | CC BY 2.0 | The following is the Epilogue from Jeffrey St. Clair's and Joshua Frank's new book The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink, available now from CounterPunch Books. | In the spring of 2017, the carbon dioxide readings at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawai'i cracked 410 parts per million, an all-time record and a frightening one. On Earth Day, climate marches took place in cities across the world. Trump's policies didn't drive the spiking CO2 levels, but…

Staff (2018-11-30). Powerful Quakes Buckle Alaska Roads, Trigger Tsunami Warning. truthdig.com Earthquakes of 7.0 and 5.8 rock buildings in Anchorage, and briefly trigger a warning to residents of Kodiak, Alaska, to flee to higher ground.

Jake Johnson (2018-11-30). Trump's Labor Secretary Gave a Billionaire Pedophile the Deal of a Lifetime. theantimedia.com (CD) — President Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is rumored to be on the short list of possible attorney general nominees, but he is now facing demands to resign immediately after an "incredibly disturbing" bombshell investigation by the Miami Herald on Wednesday revealed that—in his previous role as Miami's top prosecutor—Acosta "bent over backwards" to give a sweetheart plea deal to billionaire …

John Clarke (2018-11-30). Doug Ford's War on Ontario's Poor. globalresearch.ca Ontario's recently elected Tory government, headed by right wing populist, Doug Ford, did not wait very long to incorporate into its reactionary agenda, an attack on the province's social assistance system and those living in poverty. Though their election …

E Hanzai (2018-11-30). The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation" globalresearch.ca First published by Waking Times, posted by Global Research in May 2014, this article provides a historical viewpoint. It is of particular relevance in relation to the Monsanto-Bayer merger and the recent $289 million judgment against Monsanto. | *** | Of all …

Bryant Brown (2018-11-30). "The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin": Book Review. globalresearch.ca In the mid 1950's I was a teen, the cold war was at its peak and I subscribed to Pravda, The Russian newspaper to learn about propaganda. That turned out to be good training for understanding the news today. As …

Andrew Levine (2018-11-30). Trumpland: Get Ready for the Storm Ahead. counterpunch.org The pre-Trump and post-Trump GOPs are fruit of the same poison tree — the Southern Strategy, the plan Pat Buchanan and Richard Nixon hatched in the aftermath of the civil rights victories of the 1960s to reconstitute the Solid South of the Jim Crow era within the bowels of the Republican Party. It is no surprise, therefore, that they would both be contemptible. But GOP racism and nativism used to be muted; that was the Reagan and post-Reagan style. The Trumpian version rings loud enough to revive the vilest specters of the twentieth century's inter-war years.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2018-11-30). Sacrificing Children: Pesticides in the Time of Oligarchy. counterpunch.org Oligarchy is bad for children's health All past civilizations protected children. It was self-evident that healthy children assured continuity, security and happiness. However, machine-powered civilizations give the illusion corporations, oligarchies, and the government control everything. Children fade in this confused vision. The disproportional power of the few dehumanizes everything, including children. Oligarchs control medicine, drugs, More

David Rosen (2018-11-30). The Abortion Battle Continues. counterpunch.org On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued it momentous Roe v. Wade decision that legalizing a woman's right to the privacy of an abortion. In his decision, Justice Harry Blackmun noted, "… throughout the 19th Century prevailing legal abortion practices were far freer than they are today, persuades us that the word 'person,' as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include More

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-30). Trump's Fascist Efforts to Demolish Democracy. truthout.org Fascist politics is once again on the rise in the United States, Europe and Latin America. | As an echo from the past, its principles and attitudes are re-emerging in a populist rhetoric that embraces extreme forms of nationalism, the cult of the leader, systemic racism, a culture of fear, a hatred of dissent and an utter disdain for the truth. | Driven by a hatred of "the other" and infused with narratives of decline and victimization, fascist politics trade in an incendiary rhetoric of fear, d…

CounterSpin (2018-11-30). Brian Mier on Brazil's Election and What Comes Next. fair.org Media…

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-11-30). Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship. mintpressnews.com 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.

Russell Mokhiber (2018-11-30). Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall. counterpunch.org For ten years, Jim Hightower's weekly column — Little Puffs of Populism — has been distributed week in and week out by Creators' Syndicate to newspapers around the country. Not one problem. Until this week's column titled Free The Free Press from Wall Street Plunderers. Earlier this week, Creators's Syndicate informed Hightower they were not going to distribute More

Junaid S. Ahmad (2018-11-30). Building Global Palestine Solidarity. globalresearch.ca In late November 2018, students, led by the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Leeds, immediately mobilized to demonstrate as soon as they found out that Zionist war propagandist, Mark Regev, was visiting campus to speak. Regev …

RT (2018-11-30). Blind man suing Playboy for not letting him enjoy its online magazine. rt.com A blind man has filed a lawsuit against Playboy for discrimination because its online publication isn't compatible with his screen-reading software, meaning he can't enjoy the publication to its fullest.

Juan Cole (2018-11-30). Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudis on Yemen, Advances Withdrawal Bill. zcomm.org The Senate slapped the Trump administration around on Wednesday, voting 63-37 to bring to the floor a proposal to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen…

Reed Richardson (2018-11-30). Not So Black & White: NYT Touts Rural Voters, Buries Racism in Mississippi Election Analysis. fair.org The New York Times ( 11/24/18) warns that Democrats speaking "boldly" risk turning off approximately one-seventh of the electorate. | Stop me if you've heard this one before: During a high-profile election, a major newspaper decides to stubbornly focus its coverage on an increasingly narrow sliver of white voters, while minimizing the racism that colors the electorate and the eventual Republican victor's campaign. | If this sounds like a repeat of the mainstream press's response to Trump's 2016 campaign, well, it is. B…

Nick Pemberton (2018-11-30). Humanity is Killing the World's Wildlife Populations, Not 'Capitalism'. counterpunch.org Cocked the gat to her head, and pulled back the shirt cover But what he saw made him start to cringe and stutter Cause he was starring into the eyes of his own mother — Immortal Technique, Dance With The Devil "Man is a species-being, not only because he practically and theoretically makes the species — More

RT (2018-11-30). Facebook's Sandberg admits to snooping on Soros. rt.com Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg requested opposition research into liberal billionaire George Soros, internal emails reveal. Sandberg had previously denied going after Soros, as had CEO Mark Zuckerberg. |

John W. Whitehead (2018-11-30). Yes, You Have the Right to Talk Back to the Government, But It Could Get You Killed. counterpunch.org "The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state." — Justice William J. Brennan, City of Houston v. Hill What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-30). Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality. therealnews.com Dr. Cornel West and Senator Bernie Sanders launched the Sanders Institute Gathering by highlighting progressive fights against corporate power and for a more just society

Peter Koenig (2018-11-30). Children — Civilization's Future, Victims of Western Brutality. globalresearch.ca The United Nations Universal Children's Day— 20 November — has come and gone — and nothing has changed. No action that would now protect children any more than before, no move even by the UN to call on nations at …

Chris Wright (2018-11-30). An Ode to Chomsky. counterpunch.org Ninety years old and still going strong. Almost twenty years after the age when that other great left-wing public intellectual Jean-Paul Sartre was already utterly frail, uncommunicative, pliable in the hands of his handlers, and prone to haplessly spilling egg and mayonnaise on his face while eating, Chomsky is still constantly giving interviews, traveling to More

Yoav Litvin (2018-11-30). Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism. counterpunch.org Zionism is inherently reactionary The origins of Zionism are profoundly misunderstood by many. This is not coincidental and can be seen largely as the result of propaganda, which opportunistically and erroneously asserts that Zionism is the natural expression of Judaism. In fact, Zionism gained traction among some Jews only in the late 19th century in response to More

Renee Parsons (2018-11-30). Assange vs. the Trump-Pence Cabal. globalresearch.ca It is widely rumored that, with sealed indictments pending in the US, Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange may be imminently forced to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy which has provided him safe refuge since 2012. | However, after a recent visit …

Kathy Kelly (2018-11-30). The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East. zcomm.org The movements that pressured the U.S. Senate to reject current U.S. foreign policy regarding Saudi Arabia and its war on Yemen will continue raising voices…

Ralph Nader (2018-11-30). First Step Post-Election — Open Up the Closed, Secretive Congress. counterpunch.org Following the mid-term elections, progressive citizen groups have to advance an agenda that makes Congress work for all Americans. The first step, however, is to acknowledge that Capitol Hill has walled itself off from the people, on behalf of corporate autocrats. Currently, Congress is open for avaricious business, not for productive democracy. Congress itself is More

Whitney Webb (2018-11-30). Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis' Yemen War. mintpressnews.com For some U.S. senators, Saudi campaign funding appears to be more important than preventing the imminent and needless deaths of millions of innocent Yemenis.

Asad AbuKhalil (2018-11-30). Israel's Often Overlooked Strategic Battlefield Losses. mintpressnews.com In South Lebanon, the Museum for Resistance, also known as the Mlita Museum, for the town in which it is located, is a wildly popular tourist attraction and a place where you can run into Arabs visiting from around the region. | In it, Hezbollah—the political party with an armed wing that, with Iranian assistance, emerged in response to the Israeli invasion of 1982—celebrates its military successes, displaying weapons captured from the occupation army and replicas of some of its military tunnels. | The museum en…

Jonathan Cook (2018-11-30). Guardian Escalates Its Vilification of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca It is welcome that finally there has been a little pushback, including from leading journalists, to the Guardian's long-running vilification of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. | Reporter Luke Harding's latest article, claiming that Donald Trump's disgraced former campaign …

Ben Norton (2018-11-30). At Elite Gala With Ex-Bush Official, Obama Implores Wall Street to Thank Him for Making Them so Much Money. mintpressnews.com "Just say thank you, please," former President Obama told a room full of bankers, and boasted of making the US the world's largest oil producer at an opulent gala with James Baker.

Corporate Europe Observatory (2018-11-30). A Dangerous Distraction: Seven Myths Industry Uses to Sell "Renewable Gas" globalresearch.ca The gas industry is currently hyping so-called 'renewable gas' and its low-carbon potential. But the industry hype does not live up to reality: this newfound enthusiasm for renewable gas is really an attempt to paint the gas industry green. The …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-11-30). Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations. globalresearch.ca That time of the year. Student evaluations are being gathered by the data crunchers. Participation rates are being noted. Attitudes and responses are mapped. The vulnerable, insecure instructor, fearing an execution squad via email, looks apprehensively at comments in the …

Robert Fantina (2018-11-30). Nicaragua: U.S. Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds. counterpunch.org

Political Concern (2018-11-30). British Government 'Pledges' Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. "An Agricultural Revolution" Predicated on Genetic Engineering! globalresearch.ca At a time when apprehensions about low-quality food entering the country post Brexit are rising, the Times reports that Michael Gove, the environment secretary has announced that "Britain will lead an agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing"….

Stephen Cooper (2018-11-30). The Prospective Gassing of Human Beings in Alabama is an Abomination. counterpunch.org When, in October 2016, I wrote "[d]eath row inmates in Alabama are human guinea pigs" because the state's capital punishment regime — specifically its barbaric, often bungled lethal injection protocol — is already so dark, so depraved, so outrageously cloaked in lies and officious secrecy, I never could have predicted the situation could get worse. But it More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-30). NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism. therealnews.com Poland's far-right government, a close US ally, co-sponsored a fascist march after passing a law that makes Holocaust revisionism mandatory. Dovid Katz of Defending History warns Eastern European NATO/EU member states are becoming authoritarian nationalist regimes

CP Editor (2018-11-30). Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism. counterpunch.org

Thierry Meyssan (2018-11-30). US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare. mintpressnews.com The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations — these are weapons of war, designed for killing. | For his visit to Moscow on 8 November, ambassador James Jeffrey was tasked with explaining the current US obsession with the expansion of Persian influence in the Arab world (Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen). Washington now wi…

Philip A Farruggio (2018-11-30). The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s. globalresearch.ca Firs published on GR on November 25, 2017 | He was born and raised in a little town just outside of Licata, Sicily. By the time he was 18, the young man was accepted into university in Tunisia, a far more …

DGGK (2018-11-30). Vaccine Realities That Big Pharma Doesn't Teach Us Doctors (or Our Patients). The Plight of "Vaccine Damaged Children" globalresearch.ca "In 1986 a US law was passed that protected vaccine maker's from ever being sued in a a regular court regardless of how many babies or children were injured of killed from the aluminum, mercury (aka Thimerosal), formaldehyde, aborted fetal …

Gareth Porter (2018-11-30). How the U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities. counterpunch.org The accidental revelation in mid-November that U.S. federal prosecutors had secretly filed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange underlines the determination of the Trump administration to end Assange's asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying since 2012. Behind the revelation of those secret charges for supposedly threatening U.S. national security More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-30). Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil. therealnews.com National Security advisor John Bolton visited Brazil on Thursday, to find areas of agreement with Brazil's recently elected far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. Key targets include Venezuela and Cuba

Ramzy Baroud (2018-11-30). Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over. counterpunch.org When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten the very survival of his right-wing coalition. But it did, far more than the multiple police investigations into various corruption cases More

Adam Dick (2018-11-30). US "Destabilizes" and Destroys Iraq for Decades, US Congress Now Has A Plan for "Stabilization" and "More US Intervention" globalresearch.ca The United States attacked Iraq in the Gulf War in 1990, followed by years of US bombing of Iraq. Then, in 2003, the US invaded and conquered Iraq in the Iraq War. Since then, many US troops have been stationed …

Roger D. Harris (2018-11-30). Mexico on the Eve of AMLO — "So Far from God and So Close to the United States" mintpressnews.com International capital is worried and the world is hopeful as Mexico is ready to buck an international right-wing tide, shifting its government from right to left-of-center with the presidential inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on December 1.

RT (2018-11-30). CNN sacks contributor after 'anti-Semitic' pro-Palestinian speech at UN. rt.com Academic Marc Lamont Hill lost his contract as a CNN contributor after a speech about Israel and Palestine that critics called anti-Semitic. His firing quickly turned into a battleground in the ongoing US political culture war |

RT (2018-11-30). Michael Cohen's plea: 'End of Trump' or another Russiagate fizzle? rt.com His former attorney Michael Cohen's guilty plea deal is bad news for President Donald Trump, but hardly the end of the world. You wouldn't know that if you were only paying attention to mainstream media, though.

Jason Holland (2018-11-30). Capitalism, Empire, and the Infernal Gloom Machine. counterpunch.org Depression is built into this machine and the evidence is plastered on the morose faces of people caught in the clutches of its business as usual activities. Depression is found in the insurmountable debts we owe for spending a lifetime of preparation and labor to serve the machine. In addition to debt, the machine awards More

Gershon Baskin (2018-11-30). Encountering Peace: Lost love of the homeland. zcomm.org Netanyahu is tearing Israel apart and it is time for Israel to pull itself away from the divisiveness that he has fostered…

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-30). Trump Caves to Russophobes, Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin. globalresearch.ca Let's see if I've got this straight. US-installed Ukrainian putschist leader, in cahoot with US and UK Russophobes, staged last Sunday's anti-Russia provocation in the Black Sea's Kerch Strait, Russian waters. | Entering them without permission violates Articles 19 and 21 …

RT (2018-11-30). 'We're losing this battle': CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US. rt.com An Asian tick species capable of transmitting deadly diseases to humans is exploding in population and has already spread to eight states in just a year after its first appearance in the US, warns the Centers for Disease Control.

Ilana Novick (2018-11-30). Trump Appeals to Men's Deepest Insecurities, Research Finds. truthdig.com Donald Trump built his career by pretending he was a strong, successful man. He bragged in interviews about having a $9 billion fortune. He bragged in the 1980s, posing as his publicist, that Madonna wanted to go out with him. On " …

John Nichols (2018-11-30). Elizabeth Warren Just Took a Crucial Stand for Democracy and Enlightened Internationalism. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Just Took a Crucial Stand for Democracy and Enlightened Internationalism…

Alison Weir (2018-11-30). Media Ignore Largest Foreign Military Aid Package in US History …. To Israel. globalresearch.ca In an astounding case of media negligence, U.S. news media are failing to tell Americans that Congress is about to enact legislation for the largest military aid package to a foreign country in U.S. history. | This aid package would likely …

Staff (2018-11-30). Congo Suffering Second Largest Ebola Outbreak in History. truthdig.com JOHANNESBURG — Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. | WHO's emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a "sad toll" as Congo's health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. That includes 379 confirmed cases and 47 probable ones. So far this outbreak, declared on Aug. 1, has 198 confirmed deaths, with another 47 probable ones, Congo's health ministry said. | Attacks by rebel groups and open hostility by some wary locals have posed…

wsws (2018-11-30). Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin amid rising tensions. wsws.org The United States is on a course for conflict not just with Russia, but with China and the European Union.

wsws (2018-11-30). Democrats re-elect a right-wing leadership. wsws.org The Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives has reelected the same leadership team that collaborated with the Bush administration's war in Iraq and the Obama administration's bailout of Wall Street.

wsws (2018-11-30). The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy. wsws.org Not since the combined impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu in 1918 has the country experienced such a prolonged period of decline in life expectancy.

wsws (2018-11-30). Colombo court detains Sri Lankan defence chief over civil war crimes. wsws.org The court magistrate said the military chief had to be denied bail because he could influence witnesses or disrupt ongoing investigations into the abduction of Tamil youth.

wsws (2018-11-30). Thousands forced to flee "catastrophic" fire event in Australia. wsws.org Residents in central Queensland were shocked and often caught unawares as flames as high as 20 metres suddenly loomed over their homes.

wsws (2018-11-30). Bolton visits Bolsonaro: a US meeting of the minds with Brazil's fascistic president-elect. wsws.org The Trump administration sees in the semi-fascist ex-army captain a potential strategic ally in reasserting US imperialist hegemony and countering China's influence in Latin America.

Irina Slav (2018-11-30). The Oil Powerhouses Replacing OPEC. iranian.com Three countries currently account for close to 40 percent of global crude oil production and only one of these countries is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The three are Russia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia and as their clout over oil markets increases with rising production rates, OPEC's is set to decline, at least […]

Thierry Meyssan (2018-11-30). When The US Wants To Sanction States, They Call Them "Terrorists" iranian.com The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organised is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations — these […]

New Pakistan (2018-11-30). Russia Accepts Iran In Eurasian Economic Union. iranian.com Russia has accepted Iran's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty for three years, thus Iranian exporters can utilize the special tariffs for exporting to the region, said the Head of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce. "Iran's membership can lead to the export of the commodities that did not have economic feasibility due to the […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-30). Saudi Facing OPEC Mutiny As Members Object To "Problematic" US Influence. iranian.com As US stocks seesaw with every conflicting trade-war related headline, investors are fixating on tomorrow night's dinner meeting between President Trump and President Xi with laser-like focus. But the Trump-Xi summit isn't the only meeting that could have broad repercussions for global markets, and though it has received much less attention in the press, the planned […]

RFE (2018-11-30). "The Iranian Threat Is Growing": US Accuses Iran Of Increasing Arms Export To Yemen And Afghanistan. iranian.com The U.S. has accused Iran of stepping up violations of a UN ban on arms exports by increasingly supplying weapons to militant groups across the Middle East and continuing its missile program. In a November 29 presentation at a military base in Washington, Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran showed reporters weapons and […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-30). As Rift Lingers With Neighbours, Qatar Ramps Up Air And Seapower. iranian.com Qatar will more than double its naval forces by 2025 as a massive new base comes online and it expands a national service programme amid a protracted dispute with neighbours which it says requires greater self-reliance. Like its larger neighbours, the tiny but gas-rich state has used its massive wealth to launch a sweeping modernisation […]

Alison Weir (2018-11-30). Media Mum As Congress Readies Largest Foreign Military Aid Package In US History. iranian.com In an astounding case of media negligence, U.S. news media are failing to tell Americans that Congress is about to enact legislation for the largest military aid package to a foreign country in U.S. history. This aid package would likely be of interest to Americans, many of whom are cutting back their own personal spending. The package […]

stuart_m (2018-11-30). Wave of red as West Bengal farmers march for rights. greenleft.org.au Organised under the banners of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU) of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), thousands of farmers began marching from Singur towards Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, on November 27. | The march culminated in front of Governor Raj Bhavan's house the next day to demand cultivable lands be returned to the farmers. | In 2006, the creation of a car plant in Singur made the lands uncultivable. The plant was later…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). Chile: New state terror as police kill Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca. greenleft.org.au The recent death of 24-year-old Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca, who was gunned down in a police raid, has sparked wide condemnation and protests throughout Chile, writes Rodrigo Acuña. | On November 14, a newly created special "anti-terrorist" unit of the Chilean police known as Comando Jungla entered the Mapuche traditional community of…

pip.hinman (2018-11-30). Socialists make gains in regional Victoria. greenleft.org.au Twelve months ago socialists from several different groups and backgrounds came together to see if they could get the first socialist elected to an Australian parliament in more 70 years. | At the time of writing, it looks like this project, Victorian Socialists, has been thwarted in its attempt to win a seat at the November 24 state elections by an undemocratic Legislative Council group ticketing process and the unprincipled preference deals that the system encourages. | Victorian Socialists candidate Steve Jolly came fourth in the Northern Metropolitan Region, with more than 4% of the vote. Under a fairer syste…

amnesty (2018-11-30). Eritrea: Visiting US envoy must demand action on deplorable record of arbitrary detentions. amnesty.org US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, should demand the release of all prisoners arbitrarily detained solely for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression and freedom of belief, including Ciham Ali who also holds US citizenship, when he visits Eritrea in the coming days, said Amnesty International. | Ciham Ali was arrested in 2012, when she was 15-years-old, for trying to leave the country in violation of Eritrea's national service policy. She has been held incommunicado and her family has not seen or heard from her since. |

amnesty (2018-11-30). Urgent: human rights under threat in India. amnesty.org Activists are being harassed, independent media houses have been raided, and organisations like Amnesty India and Greenpeace India are being targeted by Indian authorities because of their work. We need to speak out now.: | This October, the Indian authorities raided both Amnesty India and Greenpeace India's offices – and froze their bank accounts. | This has effectively stopped our vital human rights work there: work to end to violence against women, human rights education in schools and colleges, and ensuring human rights for everyone in India. | Sign the petition and tell the Indian Prime Minister to s…

amnesty (2018-11-30). Beaten and prosecuted for standing up to hate. amnesty.org Just over a year ago Elzbieta gathered with small group of women in central Warsaw with a large "Stop Fascism" banner. It was 11 November, Independence Day, and tens of thousands of people were marching through the city, many wielding flares and proudly displaying racist and fascist banners. The march – described by some journalists as "the biggest gathering of far-right activists in Europe in recent years"- might sound like an event best avoided, but not for Elzbieta. | She and 12 other women joined the march, and once in its midst, they unfurled their seven-metre long banner. Another woman from their group film…

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