2018-11-30: Social Media Postees

Trump and the USMCA: From Free Trade to Gassing Migrants
Garry Leech | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Russia's Strategic Waterways and the Northeast Arctic Passage
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Russia's Strategic Waterways and the Northeast Arctic Passage appeared first on Global Research.
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The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse: The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire
Mehnaaz Momen | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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,…
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Terror at the Border: Experts Condemn the Tear-Gassing of Children
Paul Gottinger | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Russia Is Disadvantaged by Her Belief That the West Is Governed by Law
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Russia Is Disadvantaged by Her Belief That the West Is Governed by Law appeared first on Global Research.
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Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-30
(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 …

Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia

Washington is Ramping Up Military Confrontation With Russia and China
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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How the U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities
Gareth Porter | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
"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 | The post Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue appeared first on MintPress News.
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Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don't Want You to Know
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don't Want You to Know appeared first on Global Research.
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British Government 'Pledges' Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. "An Agricultural Revolution" Predicated on Genetic Engineering!
Political Concern | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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"…. | The post British Government 'Pledges' Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food.
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The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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US Air Force fires commander of 69th bomb squad for 'penis drawings' inside B-52 cockpit
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Michael Cohen's plea: 'End of Trump' or another Russiagate fizzle?
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Trump Tower Trifecta of Bad News
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-30
Donald Trump ran into a trifecta of bad news before noon on Thursday, all seemingly related to his Trump Tower business ventures. | First, his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen made a surprise appearance in federal court to plead guilty to lying to Congress in the Russia investigation, a strong indication that he is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller (although they have no official agreement). President Trump, to non one's surprise…
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Encountering Peace: Lost love of the homeland
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2018-11-30
Netanyahu is tearing Israel apart and it is time for Israel to pull itself away from the divisiveness that he has fostered…
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Full Bernie Sanders Speech on Economic Justice, Healthcare, Opposing Trump & Ending the War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-30
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.
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Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System
Mojmir Babacek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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, | … | The post Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System appeared first on Global Research.
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Humanity is Killing the World's Wildlife Populations, Not 'Capitalism'
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Nicaragua: U.S. Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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Powerful Quakes Buckle Alaska Roads, Trigger Tsunami Warning
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-30
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. | The post Powerful Quakes Buckle Alaska Roads, Trigger Tsunami Warning appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudis on Yemen, Advances Withdrawal Bill
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s appeared first on Global Research.
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The End of Illusion
Jeffrey St. Clair, Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Not So Black & White: NYT Touts Rural Voters, Buries Racism in Mississippi Election Analysis
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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An Ode to Chomsky
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Facebook's Sandberg admits to snooping on Soros
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Alaska quake causes 'severe damage', triggers tsunami warning
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
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 | The post Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Congo Suffering Second Largest Ebola Outbreak in History
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-30
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…
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Yes, You Have the Right to Talk Back to the Government, But It Could Get You Killed
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
"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,…
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Media Ignore Largest Foreign Military Aid Package in US History …. To Israel
Alison Weir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Media Ignore Largest Foreign Military Aid Package in US History …. To Israel appeared first on Global Research.
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Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump's Labor Secretary Gave a Billionaire Pedophile the Deal of a Lifetime
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-30
(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 …

Trump's Labor Secretary Gave a Billionaire Pedophile the Deal of a Lifetime

First Step Post-Election — Open Up the Closed, Secretive Congress
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Children — Civilization's Future, Victims of Western Brutality
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Children — Civilization's Future, Victims of Western Brutality appeared first on Global Research.
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The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation"
E Hanzai | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation" appeared first on Global Research.
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Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
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 | The post Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Accelerating trend towards martial law nationwide and full-blown fascist dictatorship of Duterte
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Assange vs. the Trump-Pence Cabal
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Assange vs. the Trump-Pence Cabal appeared first on Global Research.
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Doug Ford's War on Ontario's Poor
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Doug Ford's War on Ontario's Poor appeared first on Global Research.
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Sacrificing Children: Pesticides in the Time of Oligarchy
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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,…
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Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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The Past and Present Partisanship of Birthright Citizenship
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-11-30
"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…
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Blind man suing Playboy for not letting him enjoy its online magazine
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Amnesia, Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton's 100-year Anniversary
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
"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. | … | The post Amnesia, Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton's 100-year Anniversary appeared first on Global Research.
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Brian Mier on Brazil's Election and What Comes Next
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-11-30
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Capitalism, Empire, and the Infernal Gloom Machine
Jason Holland | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Vaccine Realities That Big Pharma Doesn't Teach Us Doctors (or Our Patients). The Plight of "Vaccine Damaged Children"
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
"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 … | The post Vaccine Realities That Big Pharma Doesn't Teach Us Doctors (or Our Patients). The Plight of "Vaccine Damaged Children" appeared first on Global Research.
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The Prospective Gassing of Human Beings in Alabama is an Abomination
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Trump Caves to Russophobes, Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Trump Caves to Russophobes, Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin appeared first on Global Research.
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US "Destabilizes" and Destroys Iraq for Decades, US Congress Now Has A Plan for "Stabilization" and "More US Intervention"
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post US "Destabilizes" and Destroys Iraq for Decades, US Congress Now Has A Plan for "Stabilization" and "More US Intervention" appeared first on Global Research.
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Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Mystery on Mars: NASA's Curiosity rover discovers weird & shiny object on Red Planet
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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The Abortion Battle Continues
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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,…
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'We're losing this battle': CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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"The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin": Book Review
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post "The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin": Book Review appeared first on Global Research.
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'Vladimir Trump': Wall Street Journal issues multiple corrections over epic editing gaffe
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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. | …
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Inter-Korea Summits, US-DPRK Summit. No Peace on the Land of Morning Calm. What Is Going On?
PJHC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Inter-Korea Summits, US-DPRK Summit. No Peace on the Land of Morning Calm. What Is Going On? appeared first on Global Research.
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 — 28 November 2018)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-11-30
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 …

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Canadian Wars More About Imperialism Than 'Defending Democracy'
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Canadian Wars More About Imperialism Than 'Defending Democracy' appeared first on Global Research.
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Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis' Yemen War
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
For some U.S. senators, Saudi campaign funding appears to be more important than preventing the imminent and needless deaths of millions of innocent Yemenis. | The post Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis' Yemen War appeared first on MintPress News.
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Will Congress Stop the Endless Wars?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
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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At Elite Gala With Ex-Bush Official, Obama Implores Wall Street to Thank Him for Making Them so Much Money
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
"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. | The post At Elite Gala With Ex-Bush Official, Obama Implores Wall Street to Thank Him for Making Them so Much Money appeared first on MintPress News.
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Israel's Often Overlooked Strategic Battlefield Losses
Asad AbuKhalil | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
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…
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Building Global Palestine Solidarity
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post Building Global Palestine Solidarity appeared first on Global Research.
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Elizabeth Warren Just Took a Crucial Stand for Democracy and Enlightened Internationalism
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-30
Elizabeth Warren Just Took a Crucial Stand for Democracy and Enlightened Internationalism…
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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
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…
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NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
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 | The post NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Democratic Socialism: The Impossible Dream?
Craig Collins | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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,…
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Mexico on the Eve of AMLO — "So Far from God and So Close to the United States"
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
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. | The post Mexico on the Eve of AMLO — "So Far from God and So Close to the United States" appeared first on MintPress News.
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A Dangerous Distraction: Seven Myths Industry Uses to Sell "Renewable Gas"
Corporate Europe Observatory | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
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 … | The post A Dangerous Distraction: Seven Myths Industry Uses to Sell "Renewable Gas" appeared first on Global Research.
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CNN sacks contributor after 'anti-Semitic' pro-Palestinian speech at UN
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
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 | …
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Woolsey Fire Started at Santa Susana Field Lab — Site of "[fourth] largest release of iodine-131 in the history of nuclear power"
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin amid rising tensions
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
The United States is on a course for conflict not just with Russia, but with China and the European Union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Democrats re-elect a right-wing leadership
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Colombo court detains Sri Lankan defence chief over civil war crimes
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
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.
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Thousands forced to flee "catastrophic" fire event in Australia
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
Residents in central Queensland were shocked and often caught unawares as flames as high as 20 metres suddenly loomed over their homes.
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Bolton visits Bolsonaro: a US meeting of the minds with Brazil's fascistic president-elect
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-30
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Russia Accepts Iran In Eurasian Economic Union
New Pakistan | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post Russia Accepts Iran In Eurasian Economic Union appeared first on The Iranian.
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When The US Wants To Sanction States, They Call Them "Terrorists"
Thierry Meyssan | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post When The US Wants To Sanction States, They Call Them "Terrorists" appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/30/when-the-…

The Oil Powerhouses Replacing OPEC
Irina Slav | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post The Oil Powerhouses Replacing OPEC appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudi Facing OPEC Mutiny As Members Object To "Problematic" US Influence
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post Saudi Facing OPEC Mutiny As Members Object To "Problematic" US Influence appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/30/saudi-ope…

"The Iranian Threat Is Growing": US Accuses Iran Of Increasing Arms Export To Yemen And Afghanistan
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post "The Iranian Threat Is Growing": US Accuses Iran Of Increasing Arms Export To Yemen And Afghanistan appeared first on Th…
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As Rift Lingers With Neighbours, Qatar Ramps Up Air And Seapower
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post As Rift Lingers With Neighbours, Qatar Ramps Up Air And Seapower appeared first on The Iranian.
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Media Mum As Congress Readies Largest Foreign Military Aid Package In US History
Alison Weir | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
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 […] | The post Media Mum As Congress Readies Largest Foreign Military Aid Package In US History appeared first on The Iranian.
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Chile: New state terror as police kill Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/chile-new-state-terror-police-kill-mapuche-activist-camilo-catrillanca

Wave of red as West Bengal farmers march for rights
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/wave-red-west-bengal-farmers-march-rights

Socialists make gains in regional Victoria
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/socialists-make-gains-regional-victoria

Urgent: human rights under threat in India
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-30
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…
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Beaten and prosecuted for standing up to hate
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-30
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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Another winter of discontent on the Greek islands
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-30
"Winter is coming," Ali, a 21-year-old refugee from Afghanistan said to me when I met him Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos last month. "There are pregnant women and children here. How are they going to survive the cold?" It was a question to which I had no answer, and as temperatures across Europe tumble, it is a question that returns to haunt me. | What I witnessed in Moria shocked me to the core. Hugely overcrowded with a lack of sanitation and drinking water, the camp suffers from infestations of mice and rats. When I was there almost 7,500 people were jammed into a camp with an official capaci…
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As the Mueller Probe Heats Up, Donald Trump's Lies Are Giving Way to the Truth
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, center, after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. | . During the Trump Tower meeting, Veselnitskaya claimed to have derogatory material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. | Faced with Cohen's admissions in court on Thursday, Trump at first tried to bully his way out of the corner by saying that Cohen was a "weak person and not a very smart person." But he quickly switched gears and effectively confirme…
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Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
"Everybody knew about it, it was written about in newspapers, it was a well-known project," Trump claimed, falsely, about his company's covert Moscow deal. | The post Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/29/dona…

US-Saudi Ties: Drenched in Blood, Oil and Deceit
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-30
Why do Donald Trump and the CIA disagree about the recent killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Turkey? | The CIA concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, … | The post US-Saudi Ties: Drenched in Blood, Oil and Deceit appeared first on Global Research.
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Shameless Hypocrisy: Lessons of the Great Khashoggi Kill Story
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
The Jamal Khashoggi kill drama was instructive regarding the shameless imperial hypocrisy of the United States' media and politics culture. Before it disappears completely down Orwell's memory hole (if it hasn't already), let's review some of the key lessons. Unworthy Victims Note the disparity between the huge attention corporate American media gave to Saudi Arabia's…
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