2018-12-04: Social Media Postees

Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story
Todd Miller | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Less than a mile south of the U.S.-Mexico border, in Sasabe, Mexico, a Guatemalan man named Giovanni (whose first name is used to protect his undocumented status) propped up his feet while an EMT applied antibiotic ointment to his feet in the shade of a cottonwood. Giovanni left his home country because of a catastrophic…
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Ukraine: US-installed Fascist Tyranny in Europe's Heartland
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Ukraine matters. It's territory is Europe's largest after Russia's. It borders seven countries in Europe's heartland — Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Russia. | It shares a strategically important 1,500-long land and sea border with the Russian Federation. | The … | The post Ukraine: US-installed Fascist Tyranny in Europe's Heartland appeared first on Global Research.
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No French Revolution in America
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
More than 80% of the people of France–ordinary working people, not the professional bureaucrate class–support the "gilets jaunes," the yellow vests in the street protesting against the globalist policies of Emmanuel Macron, defender of the mega-wealthy and upholder of EU … | The post No French Revolution in America appeared first on Global Research.
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"Bibi — The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu"
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
This morning I read online the current problems Benjamin Netanyahu is having within the Knesset and within his own political party, | "Now, Netanyahu's once stable coalition is hanging by a thread, with the support of only 61 members in the … | The post "Bibi — The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu" appeared first on Global Research.
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Turkish President Erdogan in Venezuela to Meet Maduro, Strengthen Ties
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-04
The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, touched down in Caracas, Venezuela Sunday evening to meet with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.
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George H. W. Bush: The Man Who Embodied What Putin's Accused of Being
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
President Putin's been accused by the West of being many things, but ironically enough, it's former President George H. W. Bush who embodied many of them. | The passing of former President George H. W. Bush over the weekend prompted a … | The post George H. W. Bush: The Man Who Embodied What Putin's Accused of Being appeared first on Global Research.
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Imperialist in Chief: A Critical History of George H. W. Bush's War on Iraq
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
The U.S. media haven't been shy about lionizing the late President George H. W. Bush in their reflections on his life and legacy. This behavior is hardly surprising; we saw the same worship of the late Republican Senator John McCain via the erasure of any discussion of U.S. war crimes and genocidal violence in Vietnam, in favor of the predictable "war hero" narrative.
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Climate Crisis Made Worse by "Presidential Mis-Leadership": Protecting Big Oil, From Bush-Cheney, Obama to Trump
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas production. He said, "American … | The post Climate Crisis Made Worse by "Presidential Mis-Leadership": Protecting Big Oil, From Bush-Cheney, Obama to…
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On the Persistence of German War Guilt
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Isaiah 13: 16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Hosea 13: 16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be…
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Hard Truths and the 'Indispensable Nation'
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
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A US-China Trade War 'Armistice'? Trump Blinks and Retreats at G-20
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
The first reports emerging from the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires today, December 2, 2018, are that Trump and Xi have agreed to put their trade war on hold, a kind of 'trade war armistice', at least for the next … | The post A US-China Trade War 'Armistice'? Trump Blinks and Retreats at G-20 appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela's Maduro en Route to Russia to Meet Vladimir Putin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-04
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday he was leaving for Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Russian outlet Sputnik.
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The Tragic Migration of Africans to Europe Started Thirty Years Ago, Just When Neoliberalism Started to Bite
Aidan O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
On November 1, 1988, a dead African man was found on a beach in the south of Spain. A flimsy boat lay a few yards away. In the next few days, 11 lifeless bodies were pulled out from the water. The doomed boat began its journey on a beach in Tangier, with 23 "Moroccans" on…
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George H. Walker Bush: Cold War Ends and New World Orders
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
The death of certain political figures, notably those of a vast imperium, is bound to provoke less criticism or critical insight than soul searching pursuits. With the US in the mauling clutches of Donald J. Trump, the nightmare that was … | The post George H. Walker Bush: Cold War Ends and New World Orders appeared first on Global Research.
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Qatar: We're Quitting OPEC in 2019
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring Gulf efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters … | The post Qatar: We're Quitting OPEC in 2019 appeared first on Global Research.
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Working for the Man… Not the Masses. The Corporate Predators
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
In 1973 I was still a somewhat naive college senior ready to face the business world. My major had been in Speech and Theater, with a minor in Sociology. As the year was ending and the new one upon us, … | The post Working for the Man… Not the Masses. The Corporate Predators appeared first on Global Research.
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Israel's New War of Attrition on Jerusalem's Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu's ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last week. He inaugurated a cultural and trade centre, Czech House, just outside Jerusalem's Old City walls. | At the opening, he expressed hope … | The post Israel's New War of Attrition on Jerusalem's Palestinians appeared first on Global Research.
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Just How Corrupt is the American Soul?
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
In an oped piece published in Al Jazeeera on 15 November 2018, the Columbia University professor Hamid Dabashi challenges the widespread assumption that "the American soul is something quintessentially good and even noble." He goes on to point out that most of those who hold this view also believe that President Donald Trump and his…
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How Poppy Bush's Brother, "Uncle Bucky," Made a Killing Off the Iraq Wars
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first Gulf War, there was a minor tempest in the press over influence peddling by members of the Presiden George H. W. Bush's family, including his son Neil and his brother Prescott, Jr. Both Neil and Prescott, neither of whom had…
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How Middle East Dictators Bring Their Western Allies Down
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Middle East dictators, we like to believe, live in heaven. They have palaces, servants, vast and wealthy families, millions of obedient people and loyal armies who constantly express their love for their leader, not to mention huge secret police forces to ensure they don't forget this, and masses of weapons to defend themselves, supplied, usually,…
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Controlling the Israel Message: How to Manage the American Sheeple
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
There has been another defenestration of a television-based political commentator for touching the only real electrified third rail remaining in reporting what passes for the news. Marc Lamont Hill, a Temple University professor of Media Studies and Urban Education, who … | The post Controlling the Israel Message: How to Man…
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Video: Syrian Military Deploys Troops, Battle Tanks Near Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
On November 30th, Khalid al-Mahamid, a prominent figure of the Syrian opposition, revealed that there is "an international agreement" to eliminate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib. Al-Mahamid is known as the godfather of the reconciliation process … | The post Video: Syrian Military Deploys Troops, Battle Tanks Near Idlib appeared first on Global Research.
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'Take Out Their Families': Trump Fulfills Criminal Campaign Promise as Hundreds Die in Latest US-Led Syria Strikes
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
While campaigning for president in late 2015, Donald Trump promised a bloody escalation of the US-led war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, vowing to "bomb the shit out of" IS militants and "take out their families." Targeting terrorists' wives, children and other relatives is a war crime under international law, but Trump doubled down on…
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Yellow Vest Protest Movement: Inequality and the Hollowness of the French Regime
Richard Greeman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Ignored by French President Emmanuel Macron, distorted by the media, courted by the Right, snubbed by the Left, the self-organized mass movement known as the Yellow Vests (Mouvement des gilets jaunes) is seriously challenging the political and economic order … | The post Yellow Vest Protest Movement: Inequality and the Hollowness of the French Regime appeared first on Global…
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"Pistachio Wars": How the Resnicks' Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-04
A highly original documentary project reveals how a couple of Beverly Hills billionaires "are willing to risk war in Iran… | The post "Pistachio Wars": How the Resnicks' Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Agrarian Crisis: Father of Green Revolution in India Rejects GM Crops as Farmers Demand Justice in Delhi
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Genetically modified (GM) cotton in India is a failure. India should reject GM mustard. And like the Green Revolution, GM agriculture poses risks and is unsustainable. Regulatory bodies are dogged by incompetency and conflicts of interest. GM crops should therefore be banned. You may have heard much of this before. But what is different this…
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Canada Backs Repression, Killing of Protestors in Haiti
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
The Ugly Canadian has shown his elite-supporting, poor-bashing repressive face in Haiti. | Ottawa is backing the repression of anti-corruption protests and Justin Trudeau is continuing Canada's staunch support for that country's reactionary elite. | Over the past three months there have … | The post Canada Backs Repression, Killing of Protestors in Haiti appeared first on Global Research.
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Seeing Yemen from Jeju‚Ä®
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2018-12-04
As wars rage on, every voice crying out in affliction should be heard…
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Les Gilets Jaunes — A Bright Yellow Sign of Distress
Diana Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Every automobile in France is supposed to be equipped with a yellow vest. This is so that in case of accident or breakdown on a highway, the driver can put it on to ensure visibility and avoid getting run over…. | The post Les Gilets Jaunes — A Bright Yellow Sign of Distress appeared first on Global Research.
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A US-China Trade War 'Armistice'?
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
The first reports emerging from the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires today, December 2, 2018, are that Trump and Xi have agreed to put their trade war on hold, a kind of 'trade war armistice', at least for the next 90 days. Trump entered into his meeting this past weekend with China's president, Xi, having…
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The Nobel Peace Prize in Support of War
Terje Maloy | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
On December 10, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony will be held in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This analysis will try to look at how the prize fits into the bigger picture, but first, some general background is … | The post The Nobel Peace Prize in Support of War appeared first on Global Research.
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Israeli Forces Demolish Facilities, Loot Money in Jordan Valley Village
INA | imemc.org | 2018-12-04
Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished residential buildings and sheds while looting sums of money from Bedouin Palestinian citizens, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to an expert on settlements and Israeli violations, Aref Daraghmeh, soldiers demolished military structures and sheds in Al-Fasayel village of Al-Aghwar, owned by a number of …

Israeli Forces Demolish Facilities, Loot Money in Jordan Valley Village

From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-04
The assumption that a free Palestine calls for the expulsion or killing of Jews is one that is made mostly by those who can see Palestine only as a place where one side rules over and kills the other, but never where all people live in peace. | The post From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine appeared first on MintPress News.
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British Hunters Bring Home Elephant Ivory
Brendan Montague | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
British trophy hunters brought home two tonnes of elephant tusks from Africa over the past decade, new figures show. | Nearly 400 'trophies' from the world's most endangered animals have been brought into Britain by hunters in recent years. | A motion … | The post British Hunters Bring Home Elephant Ivory appeared first on Global Research.
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UN Security Council To Meet Over Iran Ballistic Missile Test
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said. The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, […] | The post UN Security Council To Meet Over Iran Ballistic Missile Test appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-04
The Trump administration claimed it would seek a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days, but the US blocked a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Britain. Colonel Larry Wilkerson discusses Congress' historic vote on a War Powers Resolution bill to force a military withdrawal | The post US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress appeared first on The Real News Network.
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George H. W. Bush: "October Surprise" Denials, Iran Contra
Robert Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
First published by Consortium News on April 6, 2018. | "Deny everything," British traitor Kim Philby said, explaining how the powerful can bluff past their crimes, something known to George H.W. Bush when he denied charges of his own near treason … | The post George H. W. Bush: "October Surprise" Denials, Iran Contra appeared first on Global Research.
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U.S. Urges Europe To Impose Sanctions On Iran Over Missiles
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. The call comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet European officials in Brussels this week and after the U.S. and others condemned an Iranian missile launch over the weekend. Iran is expected to be […] | The post U.S. Urges Europe To Impose Sanctions On Iran Over Missiles appeared first on The Iranian.
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The End Of The Beginning, Trump Folds At G-20 On Everything
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
I knew there was something wrong with Donald Trump's presidency the day he bombed the airbase at Al-Shairat in Syria. It was a turning point. I knew it was a mistake the moment he did it and argued as such at the time. No act by him was more contentious. It cost me hundreds of […] | The post The End Of The Beginning, Trump Folds At G-20 On Everything appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran's Missile Test: A Provocation, Not A Violation
Mark Fitzpatrick | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
Iran's reported test of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) on December 1 gave its enemies further ammunition in their vitriolic campaign against the regime. But in exaggerating the offense, the Trump administration has undermined its case. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced the missile launch, claiming, incorrectly, that it was a violation of UN Security […] | The post Iran's Missile Test: A Provocation, Not A Violation appeared first on The Iranian.
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Snubbed: Algerian President Unable To Receive MBS Due To Flu
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was unable to receive the Saudi crown prince during his visit as planned due to acute flu, the Algerian presidency said on Monday, reports Reuters. The Saudi heir, Mohammed bin Salman, had arrived late on Sunday for a two-day visit to Algeria. He wished Bouteflika a speedy recovery, the presidency said in […] | The post Snubbed: Algerian President Unable To Receive MBS Due To Flu appeared first on The Iranian.
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First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Backs BDS, Plans To Bring Lawmakers To West Bank
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-12-04
Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, is looking forward to bringing a congressional delegation of freshman lawmakers to the West Bank and also said she backs the boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement. The West Bank trip would be a counter-balance and alternative to the Israel trips offered by pro-Israel lobbying group the American Israel Public […] | The post First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Backs…
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Why Bernie's Yemen Bill Won't Actually End US Role in War
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-04
(MPN) — Last week, many celebrated the advancement of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 54, which had been introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as a sign that the U.S. Congress was finally willing to act to reduce the U.S.' culpability for the situation in Yemen, currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The bill, which will be voted on by …

Why Bernie's Yemen Bill Won't Actually End US Role in War

BALL OF FIRE as plane crashes into Florida therapy center for autistic children, killing 2 (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-04
Haunting CCTV footage has captured the moment a small, six-seater aircraft slammed into a warehouse and therapy center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The wreckage quickly burst into flames shortly after impact. | …
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Sorry To Bother You offers rich lessons in seeking radical social change
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-04
Sorry to Bother You | Written & directed by Boots Riley | In cinemas now | This review includes mild spoilers. | As an Australian living abroad, incidents of Australians being racist and/or misogynistisic that attract attention from international media outlets are frequently forwarded to me in anticipation of a seething refrain. | My response is typically motivated by a mix of rage and embarrassment, as well as a deep concern for how racial capitalism has been almost completely normalised. I am deeply concerned by the fact that not only is our social and political climate ill-equipped to address racism, i…
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Across the Troubles in Northern Ireland: the Borders Are In Men's Minds
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
This is the last in a series of five articles about Northern Ireland on the eve of Brexit, which threatens to put a "hard border" between the six counties of the North and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union. This is part V. The 'Peacelines' In Face-lifted Belfast The drive from…
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The Latest Victims in a Dark Story of How Northern Ireland Deals with Its Past
Barry McCaffrey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
In August two Belfast journalists were arrested in dawn raids involving up to 100 police officers for exposing state protection of the perpetrators of a notorious sectarian massacre. This Thursday they will speak at a special screening of their documentary … | The post The Latest Victims in a Dark Story of How Northern Ireland Deals with Its Past appeared first on Global Research.
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"Stop the Tears" Rally in Palo Alto
PDHTR | indybay.org | 2018-12-04
Photos by Deborah Hoag. Please credit the photographer. | A weekly demonstration in Palo Alto took on special significance on Friday November 30th. A few days earlier, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol had inflicted violence upon women and children at the Mexico border. Women and men of the San Francisco Peninsula expressed their outrage at the site of their regular peaceful protest.
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San Mateo Peace Action: "Do Not Tear Gas Them"
PWCTR | indybay.org | 2018-12-04
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Homelessness and Mental Illnesses Decreases Life Expectancy
Nicole Bendana | indybay.org | 2018-12-04
The alarming news about homelessness and mentally ill community in California. Bringing awareness and staring discussions.
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So Close, but So Far From the Land of the Free
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-12-03
I was in Tijuana on a Sunday in late November, moving west on the road underneath Puente El Chaparral–the bridge that crosses the Mexican side of the Tijuana River–when a group of a hundred or so Central American migrants made a run for the U.S. port of entry. The group of mostly men, who had broken away from a larger protest, charged toward me and a group of Mexican police officers, weaving around us to avoid collision. This charge was their last Hail Mary attempt to make it to the United States after uprooting their lives and making the 2,000-mile journey from Central America. |
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There's No Real Difference Between Border Walls and Border Fences
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-12-03
Democrats, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, are playing word games when it comes to funding Trump's border wall. | Sometime between now and Dec. 7, when the current appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security will expire, Congress needs to provide the agency with another's year's funds. A single word has become a sticking point for the politicians who will vote on that funding: "wall," as in President Trump's border wall. | Trump and his Republican allies are demanding billions of dollars for walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats, wanting to be seen as opposing Trump, say that they won't vote for bor…
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Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with 'Western Partners'?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
It appears that Western experts and Ukrainian diplomats successfully "forecasted" the November 25 escalation in the Black Sea in middle November. | On November 21st, the Atlantic Council "an American think tank in the field of international affairs," which … | The post Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with 'Western Partners'? appeared first on Global Research.
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US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for "Classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-03
(ZHE Op-ed) — The geopolitical analysis site SouthFront has unearthed from the pages of LinkedIn an incredible public job offering by a US defense contractor which reveals potentially sensitive information. The job posting mentions "classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine and was posted a mere 15 days ago — just prior to last Sunday's incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Kerch Strait. Writes SouthFront, the US-based …

US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for "Classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine

These 5 Academics Have Brought Us to the Brink of Geopolitical Disaster
Alfred W. McCoy | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
These 5 Academics Have Brought Us to the Brink of Geopolitical Disaster…
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Interview: Bernie Sanders on Ending Yemen War, Medicare for All, Green New Deal & the Stop BEZOS Act
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-03
Hundreds of international progressive leaders gathered in Burlington, Vermont, last weekend for an event hosted by The Sanders Institute. While there, Amy Goodman sat down with independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss his efforts to pass a Green New Deal, raise the minimum wage and protect Social Security. He also spoke about last week's historic Senate vote to advance a resolution he co-sponsored to end military support for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen.
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Two U.S. Police Departments Cancel Training with Israel
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-03
For the first time since the program's inception in 2002, US police departments are cancelling their annual training trips to Israel amid pressure from organizations affiliated with the BDS movement. | The post Two U.S. Police Departments Cancel Training with Israel appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuela's Constituent Assembly and the rise of fascism
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2018-12-03
A former guerrilla and active member of the National Constituent Assembly talks with VA about the class struggle in the countryside and the looming menace of the ultra-right in Brazil. | Source…
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Climate Jobs for All
Jeremy Brecher | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Building Block for the Green New Deal It was an iconic moment: Young people occupy Rep. Nancy Pelosi's office demanding a Green New Deal to put millions of people to work making a climate-safe economy — when suddenly newly-elected Congressional representative and overnight media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins them with a resolutionin hand to establish a…
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World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-03
As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS | The post World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit appeared first on The Real News Network.
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George H.W. Bush and the Vietnam Syndrome
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Bush began the endless wars with his attack against Iraq in 1990-1991, for Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Operation Desert Storm… the Gulf War… (Aren't the names of ruthless wars comforting?) was yet another in the long line of wars to support repressive regimes in nations like Kuwait that the U.S. has little strategic interest in, save its spot in the oil rich Middle East. Bush oversaw what would be called a "turkey shoot" by a U.S. flyer: the mass targeting of Iraqi troops from the air as they fled Kuwait…
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The Iran agenda: America's next "little" war
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-03
Want another thing to keep you up at night? Consider a conversation between long-time Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration's policy toward Iran. Commenting on National Security Advisor John Bolton's defense of the invasion of Iraq, Freeman says …
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White House tries to gag two million government workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-03
WASHINGTON–The White House Office of Special Counsel has issued a blunt warning to the nation's two million federal workers — Don't "talk Trump," either resistance or impeachment — at the office. And that's drawn the ire of the two big federal workers' unions, the Government Employees (AFGE) and the Treasury Employees. The Nov. 27 memo …
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Mexican Unions Show Solidarity with Venezuela
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-03
"You are not alone," demonstrators cried, in a show of solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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U.N. Chief Issues Dramatic Climate Appeal to World Leaders
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-12-03
KATOWICE, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take seriously the threat of global warming and act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. | Guterres named climate change as "the most important issue we face." | "Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption," Guterres told representatives from almost 200 countries ga…
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Mexico on the Eve of AMLO: "So Far from God and So Close to the United States"
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: "Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States." Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways,…
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World War II: Hitler's Early Victories in the USSR and the Wolf's Lair Headquarters
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
In Hitler's goals to attain Germanic dominion of the planet, he enjoyed some of his most triumphant days secured away at the vast, virtually unheard of Wolf's Lair. The complex was known in the German tongue as Wolfsschanze. Hitler had … | The post World War II: Hitler's Early Victories in the USSR and the Wolf's Lair Headquarters appeared first on Global Research.
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One City's New PlayStation Tax Proves How Greedy Politicians Can Be
Brittany Hunter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-03
"If it moves, tax it." That's government's eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, "If it amuses, tax it." | A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that as of November 14, 2018, they would be required to pay a 9 percent "amusement tax" for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Music, and others. | The tax is specifically related to streaming services, so the PlayStation games themselves will not be subject t…
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Protecting the Most Vulnerable from Genocide
J.P. Linstroth | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Ghosts of European colonialism still haunt us today even in the 21stcentury. This was evident from the untimely death of American John Allen Chau, 26, from Washington state on November 16that the hands of Sentinelese-Jarawa people from the Andaman Islands. The last days of Mr. Chau are reminiscent of the novel At Play in the…
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Loophole in Bernie Sanders' Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-03
While SJR 54 claims to be aimed at achieving "the removal of United State Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress," it contains a major loophole that will allow the majority of U.S. troops in Yemen — if not all — to stay. | The post Loophole in Bernie Sanders' Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.
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Poppy Lit the Fire: Bush and Iraq
Barry Lando | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
The media has been filled today with tributes to the late President George H.W. Bush. He is portrayed as a smart, pragmatic leader, who chose wise counsellors like James Baker–very different from his wilful son, George W. Bush, who led the U.S. into a disastrous attack on Iraq in 2013, the most fateful foreign policy…
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Scabs, Semantics, and Working People
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet." –from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Over the years, the incendiary term "scab," when used in the context of Labor-Management relations, has come to be carelessly and egregiously misapplied. Even people who should, by rights, be familiar with…
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Foreign Correspondent: Senate Tumult Reflects Popular Discontent with Yemen War
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-12-03
75 percent of Americans oppose the Yemen War and 57 percent oppose all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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Mexico on the Eve of AMLO — "So Far from God and So Close to the United States"
Roger D. Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: "Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States." Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the … | The post Mexico on the Eve of AMLO — "So Far from God and So Close to the United States" appeared first on Global Research.
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Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-03
Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay to discuss his Senate resolution to end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen | The post Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War appeared first on The Real News Network.
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A Killer Dies, a Teacher Lives: George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Bush used the end of the Cold War as a ripe moment for launching brazenly mass-murderous assaults on two defenseless nations: Panama and Iraq. These were the first two U.S. military attacks since the end of World War II that Washington was unable to justify in the name of its struggle against the supposed menace of Soviet-directed communist expansion.
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Courtney Barnett — Live on KEXP
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
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Senators to Verizon subcontractor: End pregnancy discrimination
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-03
MEMPHIS — Nine U.S. senators, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, demanded that Verizon and the subcontractor that runs its Memphis warehouse, XPO Logistics, answer published details about unusually high levels of pregnancy discrimination there — and take definitive detailed steps to stop it. In letters to Verizon CEO Hans …
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NATO's Largesse: "nuclear sharing"
Ann Garrison | mronline.org | 2018-12-03
The new Cold War is escalating, fueled by Washington's bid to isolate or strangle Russia. | Source…
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The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama's Brother Shafiq bin Laden
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks, the dad of the sitting President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafig bin Laden, the brother of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden. | The post The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama's Brother Shafiq bin Laden appeared first on Global Research.
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Our Elites Refuse to Accept Responsibility for Leaving Behind the Left Behind
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
There have been several analyses of the 2018 election results showing that the Republican regions are disproportionately areas that lag in income and growth. In response, we are seeing a minor industry develop on what we can do to help the left behinds. The assumption in this analysis is that being left behind is the…
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War With Russia?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
War With Russia?
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Emergency Protests Planned to Stop Wisconsin GOP's Overt Power Grab
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-03
As Wisconsin's GOP-controlled legislature and outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker seek to thwart the will of voters by ramming through a sweeping slate of legislation that would drastically curtail Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers' authority and ability to implement his agenda, progressive advocacy groups announced emergency rallies on Monday to fight back against the GOP…
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Video: Hezbollah Warns Israel: 'If You Dare Attack, You Will Regret it'
Sayed Hasan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
On the evening of Friday, November 30, Hezbollah's war media broadcasted this video addressed to Israel and subtitled in Hebrew, in response to recent Israeli military exercises simulating an aggression against southern Lebanon, an escalation of violations of Lebanese airspace … | The post Video: Hezbollah Warns Israel: 'If You Dare Attack, You Will Regret it' appeared first on Global Research.
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Bush Sr.'s Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism, Obstruction of Justice
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-03
George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Since Bush's death, the media has honored the former president by focusing on his years of service and his call as president for a kinder, gentler America. But the headlines have largely glossed over and ignored other parts of Bush's legacy. We look at the 1991 Gulf War, Bush's pardoning of six Reagan officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and…
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The Government Is Trying to Keep Key NSA Spying Rules Secret
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-12-03
We're telling a federal appeals court that democracy has no room for secret law on surveillance of Americans. | A federal appeals court in New York will hear oral argument on Tuesday in our lawsuit fighting for the public's right to know the legal justifications for government spying. | The Freedom of Information Act suit seeks the release of secret memos written by government lawyers that provided the foundation for the warrantless surveillance of Americans' international communications. In essence, these memos serve as the law that gove…
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Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-03
George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Since Bush's death, the media has honored the former president by focusing on his years of service and his call as president for a kinder, gentler America. But the headlines have largely glossed over and ignored other parts of Bush's legacy. We look at the 1991 Gulf War, Bush's pardoning of six Reagan officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and ho…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/3/m…

Venezuela: Maduro Announces Salary Increases, New Fixed Prices
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-03
Updated salaries and bonuses, a host of Christmas benefits and a renewed attempt to negotiate prices with the private sector were unveiled by the Venezuelan president.
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How the FIRST STEP ACT Moves Criminal Justice Reform Forward
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-12-03
The FIRST STEP Act is a modest piece of legislation that tackles harsh sentencing while mostly failing to apply its reforms retroactively. | It's not often that you'll find the ACLU on the same side of an issue as President Donald Trump. | But in the waning days of the 115th Congress, lawmakers have the rare opportunity to show bipartisanship isn't completely dead. For months, advocates and lawmakers have worked together to craft a criminal justice reform bill, known as the FIRST STEP Act, that enjoys broad support from the White House and members of Congress in both parties. | Only one thing stands in the way…
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With Rosa Parks Day, Alabama moves toward recognition of its true heroes
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-03
This past Saturday, the state of Alabama marked its first Rosa Parks Day.
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Britain's Naive Exceptionalism
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
The anniversary of the sinking of two great capital ships off Singapore, one of the great British defeats of the Second World War, falls unnoticed between the proposed May-Corbyn debate on 9 December and the House of Commons vote on the Brexit agreement with the EU on 11 December. This is a pity because the miscalculations that…
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Homeland Security Will Let Computers Predict Who Might Be a Terrorist on Your Plane — Just Don't Ask How It Works
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-12-03
The software, developed under contract, will be given to foreign governments. It is already being tested. | The post Homeland Security Will Let Computers Predict Who Might Be a Terrorist on Your Plane — Just Don't Ask How It Works appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/12/03/air-…

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Arrives In Algeria: Denounced By Scholars, Journalists
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrived in the Algerian capital on Sunday night as part of a tour overshadowed by the murder of a dissident journalist. The powerful prince and his large delegation were seen being greeted on a red carpet at Algiers airport by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and members of his […] | The post Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Arrives In Algeria: Denounced By Scholars, Journalists appeared first on The Iranian
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Netanyahu Faces Another Possible Indictment For Bribe To Get Glowing Media Coverage
Andrea Germanos | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing calls to resign after Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting him and his wife on fraud and bribery charges. It's the third such recommendation to hit the prime minister this year. The New York Times lays out the alleged wrongdoing: Between 2012 and 2017, the police said, Mr. Netanyahu "intervened in a blatant and ongoing manner, […] | The post Netanyahu Faces Another Possible Indictment For Bribe To Get Glowing Media Coverage appea…
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Maliki: Iraq Will Not Allow Its Territories To Be Used To Target Iran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki said his country will not allow its territory to be used to target Iran. In an interview with National Iranian Radio and Television, Al-Maliki said that Iraq "will not be a member of any alliance formed by the United States and Saudi Arabia against Iran". "Iraq will not be part of a […] | The post Maliki: Iraq Will Not Allow Its Territories To Be Used To Target Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Beach Soccer Now Ranked Second In The World
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Following a remarkable campaign in the Intercontinental Cup in Dubai, Iran surpassed Portugal's place to move into second spot in the beach soccer world rankings, at the same time claiming the November Movers of the Month title. Marco Octavio's men cruised through the group stages in the UAE, seeing off competition from three-time winners Russia, […] | The post Iran Beach Soccer Now Ranked Second In The World appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Missile Test Not A 'Violation' Of UNSCR 2231
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Mark Fitzpatrick, the executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) says despite Washington's claims, Iran's missile testing activities do not violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231. Fitzpatrick made the statement in a tweet on Saturday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in a tweet earlier the day that Iran was […] | The post Iran Missile Test Not A 'Violation' Of UNSCR 2231 appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/02/iran-miss…

Oil Prices Surge More Than 5% On Cut Pledge, US-China Deal
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Oil prices soared more than five percent on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he and Crown Prince Mohammed […] | The post Oil Prices Surge More Than 5% On Cut Pledge, US-China Deal appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/03/oil-price…

Syria, Iran, Georgia: Slippery Slope In Discussing Oil Smuggling And Sanctions
Seth Ferris | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
The history of sanctions teaches us that they are like a pole — you can find a way around them, and in the process, find a niche market for all kinds of smugglers, gangsters, and political types, as co-operation is needed at all levels. For this reason, sanctions often have the opposite effect to that […] | The post Syria, Iran, Georgia: Slippery Slope In Discussing Oil Smuggling And Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/03/syria-ira…

At Least 206 Civilians Killed in November by US Airstrikes in Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-03
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a new report over the weekend summarizing the massive civilian death toll of US-led airstrikes against a handful of eastern towns in Syria. At least 206 civilians were killed in November in those strikes. The strikes center on three towns and some adjoining villages under ISIS control along …

At Least 206 Civilians Killed in November by US Airstrikes in Syria

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