Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

2018-09-13: News Headlines

Chris Hedges (2018-09-13). Conjuring Up the Next Depression. globalresearch.ca During the financial crisis of 2008, the world's central banks, including the Federal Reserve, injected …

Salamn Rafi Sheikh (2018-09-13). Idlib Offensive: Why Is Turkey Freaking Out? iranian.com It seems like yesterday that Turkey, a participant in both the Astana and Sochi peace processes, carried out its own operation in Idlib to shore up the internationally brokered 'deescalation zone.' This operation, apart from paving the way for creating a supposed deescalation zone, also allowed Turkey to entrench its military in Syria, becoming a […]

Robert Fisk (2018-09-13). After Warnings of Mass Murder and Catastrophe, Robert Fisk Prowled the Idlib Front Lines. mintpressnews.com The only massed forces Fisk came across were vast herds of sheep and, close to Aleppo, a string of camels. War might be coming, but not yet.

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-13). New Poll: Majority Of Israeli Jews Believe They Are 'Chosen People'. iranian.com The majority of Israeli Jews — 56 per cent — believe that they are the "chosen people" according to a poll conducted by Haaretz. That figure is considerably higher amongst the political right in Israel, at 79 per cent. The findings of the survey — carried out to mark the Jewish New Year — included a […]

Eric Zuesse (2018-09-13). Why America Is A Dictatorship. iranian.com America is a country in which dollars count far more than voters do, and that's what all of the data shows. And that's a dictatorship by the richest. This kind of country, this kind of country, and this kind of country, get this kind of President. And the rulers blame it on the public, instead of on the billionaires, the […]

RFE (2018-09-13). Iran Calls U.S. Blame Over Iraq Attacks 'Astonishing, Provocative'. iranian.com Iran's Foreign Ministry has described accusations by the United States that Tehran's allies were responsible for recent attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Iraq as "astonishing, provocative, and irresponsible," Iranian media report. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as making the remarks on September 12, the day after the United States […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-13). Trump Sanctions On Iran May Already Be Backfiring As Tehran's Oil Revenues Soar. iranian.com Further oil price increases could trigger a slowdown in domestic or global economic growth, which could further complicate the U.S.' Iran policy and Trump's domestic political situation. [dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign targeting the Iranian economy, Iran's crude oil and oil product revenues jumped a surprising 60 percent from March 21 to July 23. In […]

Farid Parsa (2018-09-13). Rumi's Second Coming. iranian.com Rumi is one of the most celebrated literary figures whose poems cannot be confined to a particular time and place. Rumi's poetry transcends gender, nationality, race and can touch atheist, agnostic, evolutionist and pious people alike. Rumi, however, didn't suddenly attain enlightenment and poetic insights through a divine revelation or by studying the Koran or […]

wsws (2018-09-13). China and Russia strengthen ties to counter US threats. wsws.org After their meeting, neither Xi nor Putin named Trump but they left no doubt that their closer ties are a reaction to Washington's punitive measures.

David (2018-09-13). Syria will be heavy in the news this week. indybay.org As the Syrian Army attempts to take back Idlib from International Jihadis and Syrian rebels, we can expect an uptick in the news and the war-machine propaganda mill as well.

David (2018-09-13). The large Syrian city of Idlib is now the focal point for ending the war in Syria, on not. indybay.org What happens in Syria this week will determine how much longer the war there will continue. It's a sad and tragic situation, but of course the dark forces will always seek to drag it out and/or make it worse. The Syrian government has offered rebels safe passage and rehabilitation in the past. The international Jihadis should be offered safe passage out of the country, preferably to one of the countries who are sponsoring or supporting them.

Vijay Prashad (2018-09-12). The Struggle of Small Farmers in Argentina's Crisis. counterpunch.org Thirty years ago, in my economics text book, the section on international trade referred to Argentina. It would be better — said the author — for Argentina to concentrate on production and export of beef, while Germany should put its resources towards electronic products. This was the essence of the comparative advantage theory — do More

Julia Conley (2018-09-12). Worries Grow Over "Rickety Old" Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Florence's Path. mintpressnews.com "The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons."

Gary Leupp (2018-09-12). The U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel (vs. Iran and the World). counterpunch.org The increasingly embattled and reviled, soon to fall Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the "Iran nuclear deal") in May. He did so in order to fulfill a campaign promise, and express his pathological resentment for his predecessor by undoing an Obama achievement. That's how the whole world understands More

Federico Pieraccini (2018-09-12). US Efforts To Halt Eurasian Integration Are Failing Miserably. iranian.com The operation of the Syrian Arab Army in the province of Idlib represents the last step of the central government of Damascus in the liberation of the country from the scourge of Islamist terrorism. With the defeat of Daesh and the removal of the remaining pockets of resistance, Assad's soldiers have accomplished an extraordinary task. […]

Consortiumnews (2018-09-12). On the Brink with Russia in Syria Again, 5 Years Later. consortiumnews.com It's deja-vu all over again in Syria, with the U.S. on the verge of a confrontation with Russia as Donald Trump faces his biggest decision yet as president, comments Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The New… Read more →

Ron Paul (2018-09-12). Why Is The US Siding With Al-Qaeda In Syria And Yemen? iranian.com Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, it's not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist […]

Kurt Nimmo (2018-09-12). Trump Says He Doesn't Need a Fake Chemical Attack to Bomb Syria. globalresearch.ca Now that the noninterventionist president appears ready to give the go-ahead to kill more people in …

Anti War (2018-09-12). Nikki Haley Threatens 'Dire Consequences' For Iran, Russia Over Syria Offensive. iranian.com Speaking at the UN during the latest session on Syria's Idlib Province, US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Russia and Iran would face "dire consequences" if they continue to back a Syrian military offensive against Islamist rebels in the province. Idlib is the last major rebel-held territory in Syria, and taking it is seen by Syria and its […]

Julia Kassem (2018-09-12). Idlib, Youtube and the War on Information. counterpunch.org San Bruno-based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts last Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces. Among the sources removed included the accounts of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to "violations to platform's More

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-12). 'The Impeachment Hearings Are Coming': Conservative Pundit Predicts Trump's Corruption Will Soon Catch Up to Him. alternet.org Rick Wilson predicts dark times ahead for Trump. | President Donald Trump has run a campaign and an administration rife with scandals that would decimate any other administration, from his inner circle's ties to Russia, to his alleged flouting of the Andrew Korybko (2018-09-12). The Geopolitics of War Crimes, Israel and America: Trump's Taking Putin's Earlier ICC Moves to a Qualitatively New Level. globalresearch.ca President Putin's decision to remove Russia from the International Criminal Court in 2016 over its hyper-politicized …

Robert Fantina (2018-09-12). Iranian-Russian Alliance: Bringing About A More Peaceful World. iranian.com Iran's growing power and influence in the Middle East is a major cause of concern for the imperialist United States. Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Ayatollah Khamenei and Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri to discuss a variety of issues, and U.S. aggression in the Middle East was a major topic. The […]

Zero Hedge (2018-09-12). Growing Military Ties: China-Russia Week Long War Games. iranian.com In total it's expected that 300,000 troops and close to 40,000 vehicles will participate in Vostok, which is to coincide with talks between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Vladivostok on Tuesday. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]ore details have emerged revealing just how extensive the joint China-Russia week long 'Vostok' war games will be, set to kick off Tuesday, which is to […]

Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2018-09-12). Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe. alternet.org "I don't want to hear it," Trump said, according to Woodward. ". . . I don't want to deal with it. " | Bob Woodward explained to MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Donald Trump is fundamentally incapable of facing reality — and throws tantrums to avoid the truth. The journalist and author said much of the best reporting on Trump's presidency has focused on the Russia investigation, but Woodward said he uncovered a troubling pattern in all of the pr. . .

Whitney Webb (2018-09-12). Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran's Oil Revenues Soar. mintpressnews.com Further oil price increases could trigger a slowdown in domestic or global economic growth, which could further complicate the U.S.' Iran policy and Trump's domestic political situation.

Tim Daiss (2018-09-12). Will the U.S. Let India Continue to Import Iranian Crude? globalresearch.ca India is increasingly finding itself caught between competing alliances. | On one hand, ties between Washington and …

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-12). Iran Army Penetrates Iraqi Territory, Controls Strategic Mountain. iranian.com The Iranian army has advanced nearly 20 kilometres into Iraqi Kurdistan region on Monday evening and controlled the strategic Surin mountain, north of Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdish Peshmerga sources said Tuesday. A Peshmerga official told The New Arab news site that Iranian military units have penetrated into Iraqi villages and towns in the Kurdistan region under the pretext […]

Joseph S. Nye (2018-09-12). The Two Sides Of American Exceptionalism. iranian.com Any post-Trump US president will confront a fundamental question. Can the US promote democratic values without military intervention and crusades, and at the same time take a non-hegemonic lead in establishing and maintaining the institutions needed for a world of interdependence? [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n July, I joined 43 other scholars of international relations in paying for a […]

Marziyeh Asgari Vash (2018-09-12). Gramsci, Passive Revolution and 20th Century Iran. globalresearch.ca The struggle for democracy, development, independence and an egalitarian society in Iran is a century old. …

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-09-12). US Favorite Candidate for Iraq PM, Haider al-Abadi Has Fallen with the Burned Walls of the Iranian Consulate in Basra. globalresearch.ca The US favourite candidate for the prime ministership Haider Abadi lost his last chance to renew …

RFE (2018-09-12). Protestors Attack Iranian Embassy In Finland. iranian.com Police in Helsinki, Finland, has arrested four demonstrators during a protest gathering in front of the Iranian embassy Monday afternoon September 10. "According to the local media and the police, the protestors snatched an Iranian flag from the embassy premises and set it on fire. They also pelted stones at police on duty at the […]

RT (2018-09-12). 'Don't test us': Haley threatens US strikes over any attack on Syria's Idlib. rt.com Any attack on Syria's Idlib province is going to be "dealt with," US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned, as Washington seeks to stop the Russian-backed Syrian army from retaking the last remaining jihadist stronghold.

wsws (2018-09-12). Seventeen years after 9/11: From "war on terror" to "great power conflict" wsws.org On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new Syrian offensive in defense of Al Qaeda-linked forces.

RT (2018-09-12). Tulsi Gabbard calls out Trump's troubling double standard on Al-Qaeda. rt.com Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard marked 9/11 by pointing out that Donald Trump paid tribute to the victims of Al-Qaeda even while protecting the terrorist group's last stronghold in Syria — sparking a range of responses online.

wsws (2018-09-12). Russian government cracks down on protesters during regional elections. wsws.org The crackdown on supporters of Navalny is meant to intimidate the millions of Russian workers and youth who oppose Putin's pension reform.

wsws (2018-09-12). German government plans combat mission against Syria. wsws.org Behind the backs of the German people, the Grand Coalition government is preparing a massive combat mission against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

RT (2018-09-12). 'Same as 9/11': Edgy senator compares 'Russian meddling' to murder of 3,000 Americans. rt.com Angus King, an independent US Senator for Maine, told a crowd of first responders that Russia's alleged 'meddling' in the 2016 election was "the same kind of attack" that took place on 9/11. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Leaked Clips from Censored Documentary on Israel Lobby Reveal Attacks on US Activists. therealnews.com Excerpts of the censored Al Jazeera undercover film on the Israel lobby in the US have started to be leaked. The Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah and the Grayzone Project's Max Blumenthal explain how these clips show the Israeli government backing attacks on American pro-Palestinian activists and Black Lives Matter

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'? therealnews.com Col. Larry Wilkerson says that it was the plan of John Bolton and the neocons to take Iraq, then Syria, and then Iran. These false flag operations are all about maintaining the perpetual war in the region

Dana E. Abizaid (2018-09-11). Lifting Russia Off Its Knees. counterpunch.org "To lift Russia off its knees," the student said. We were standing in a corner of a lecture hall at Moscow State University where students had swarmed me after my first US History lecture in September 2002. "What do you think about Putin?" one asked. "What do you think about Chechnya?" asked another. "Why are More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-11). Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend. therealnews.com The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament

RT (2018-09-11). Is Russia behind 'attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba & China? Anonymous US officials obviously say yes. rt.com NBC has achieved the seemingly impossible, somehow managing to incorporate mysterious brain-zapping weapons, evidence-free accusations from anonymous US officials, and Russia, into a juicy smorgasbord of journalistic excellence.

wsws (2018-09-11). Venezuela and the hypocrisy of US imperialism. wsws.org While the US ruling establishment promotes aggression against Russia with claims of election "meddling," it plots the overthrow of elected governments and military invasions.

RT (2018-09-11). Consular visits as proof of guilt? Russian Embassy slams Butina prosecutors & neo-McCarthyism. rt.com The Russian embassy has called "absurd" US claims that frequent visits of its officials to jailed gun activist Maria Butina mean she is a valuable Kremlin asset. The embassy says it treats all Russian citizens like that.

RT (2018-09-11). 'Deep state has full control': Crosstalk discusses the US strategy in Syria. rt.com Given President Trump's policy reversal on Syria, the US looks set to remain mired in the 7-year conflict indefinitely. With Syria in rubble, and with the risk of clashes with Russia, our panelists ask, what's the US strategy? |

Christopher Ketcham (2018-09-10). New Information from Trump White House Insider. counterpunch.org Last week a man I'll call Guido Bartalucci, a former Trump White House insider, asked to meet with me at a bar in Queens to discuss his knowledge of the "Trump traitor" who inveighed against the president in the infamous New York Times op-ed now making the rounds. He was angry about the op-ed. "Listen, More

Victor Wallis (2018-09-10). Wholesale Crimes. counterpunch.org In their 1979 book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism, Noam Chomsky and the late Edward S. Herman drew a distinction between retail and wholesale acts of terrorism. Retail acts were those carried out by individuals or small groups; wholesale, those committed by vast national military forces. Tom Engelhardt, in a recent column explaining More

Murtaza Hussain (2018-09-10). As Assad Claims Victory in Syrian Civil War, Families Learn Fates of Disappeared Loved Ones. theintercept.com Three years ago, Noura Ghazi's husband died in Assad's prisons. The government only gave notice of his death this year.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2018. democracynow.org Activists Rally at Protests Worldwide to Demand Urgent Action on Climate Change | , Syrian and Russian Militaries Continue Offensive in Idlib, Obama Slams Trump as "Threat to Democracy", Trump Ex-Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison | , Senator Warren: Time to Use 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office | , U.S. to Adopt Aggressive Stance Against International Criminal Court, Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinian Protesters Friday | , NYT: U.S. Officials Met with Rebel Venezuelan Officials to Discuss Coup Against Maduro | , Egyptian Court Sentences 75 Muslim Brotherhood Members to…

Robert Fisk (2018-09-10). What Will Follow the Battle of Idlib? counterpunch.org Wars are dodgy things to predict. And the vast plain below the battlefield of Idlib — not to mention the Syrian artillery battery of four 130mm guns on the heights of Mount Akrad pointing at the hot fields and deserted villages held by the Islamists to the east — bake under the white sun in silence. In More

Bill Blum (2018-09-10). Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate. progressive.org Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of "the public trust."

RT (2018-09-10). Bolton promises 'much stronger' response if chemical weapons used in Syria. rt.com US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a 'much stronger' response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation. |

RT (2018-09-10). Butina prosecutors wrote their own James Bond novel with sex allegations — and the media loved it. rt.com US prosecutors who wrongly accused Russian 'foreign agent' and gun activist Maria Butina of trading sex for influence peddled their own cheap James Bond fan fiction. No matter how incorrect, the media lapped it up.

RT (2018-09-10). Trump receives 'positive' letter from Kim Jong-un requesting new meeting — White House. rt.com Donald Trump has received a "warm" letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un about scheduling a second meeting, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has confirmed, adding that conversations about a new summit are underway.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-09). Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria. consortiumnews.com As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018 MEMORANDUM… Read more →

RT (2018-09-09). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina didn't offer sex for job, prosecutors admit. rt.com US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," of offering sex in exchange for a job.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-08). Consortium News on Flashpoints: Max Blumenthal, As'ad AbuKhalil and Diana Johnstone. consortiumnews.com The second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points focuses on two different perspectives on John McCain and the real meaning of Russian interference in U.S. politics. In collaboration with Dennis Bernstein, host of Pacifica Radio's syndicated show Flashpoints, Consortium… Read more →

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon 'routinely' briefs Trump on 'military options' in case of chemical attack in Syria. rt.com While no final decision has yet been made, a top US general says he's involved in "routine dialogue" with Donald Trump to keep him informed about "military options" for retaliation in case "chemical weapons are used" in Syria.

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon to present its own plan of 'effective war on terror' in Syria — without Russia. rt.com Washington has its own plan on how to "effectively" combat terrorism in Syria, the Pentagon has said, adding that the US is not planning to cooperate with Moscow on the issue.

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon designing 'Glide Breaker' interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles — media. rt.com The Pentagon's DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia's success in building top-class high-speed weapons. |

Democracy Now! (2018-09-07). Idlib on Brink of "Humanitarian Catastrophe" as Syrian Military Threatens to Invade Rebel-Held City. democracynow.org The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are meeting today in Tehran as the Syrian military is threatening a massive invasion of the rebel-held city of Idlib. Russia and Iran are close allies to Syria, while Turkey has been a key supporter of the opposition. This comes as the United States will chair a U.N. Security Council meeting today on the crisis in Syria. The U.N. is warning that an assault on Idlib could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that if talks in Tehran fail, as many as 800,000 citizens may flee the region and that panic is spreading among Idlib'

RT (2018-09-07). 'Not Watergate, just gossip': Pulitzer winner on Bob Woodward's new anti-Trump bombshell. rt.com The paradoxical era of anonymous anti-Trump reporting has turned once-solid journalism into a carnival of unverifiable accusations. True or not, they distract from real issues, says Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges.

RT (2018-09-07). Trump says he could meet Russia investigation special counsel 'under certain circumstances'. rt.com Donald Trump has said he could meet with the special counsel investigating Russia's supposed meddling in US elections. It would require "certain circumstances," as the president doesn't want "to be set up with a perjury trap."

Democracy Now! (2018-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2018. democracynow.org Unnamed Trump Official Cites "Quiet Resistance" Within Administration, Trump Blasts "Gutless" Writer of Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, Kavanaugh Won't Rule Out Presidential Self-Pardon, Roe v. Wade Reversal, Trump Suggests Banning Protests as 73 Arrested Amid Kavanaugh Hearing, Afghanistan: 20 Dead, 70 Wounded in Kabul Twin Bomb Attack, Iraq: Government Building Torched as Basra Protests Continue, Spain Cancels Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen Civilian Deaths, Syria: 800,000 More Civilians Could Be Displaced by Idlib Fighting, Trump Denies Report He Wanted to Assassinate Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un…

RT (2018-09-06). Psychic Haley knows 'exactly' who's responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria. rt.com Nikki Haley has stated that she knows "exactly" who is going to use chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib. The prophecy comes amid warnings that the terrorists are preparing a false flag attack to trigger a US-coalition intervention.

RT (2018-09-06). Pentagon has 'zero intelligence' on Syrian militants' chemical weapons capabilities — Mattis. rt.com Despite having a "fairly good penetration" of the Syrian opposition groups, the US has not seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US defense secretary claimed. |

RT (2018-09-06). 'Trump will go nuclear': Pundits respond to anonymous 'coup' published by NYT. rt.com Pundits are lining up to weigh in on a salacious New York Times op-ed allegedly penned by an anonymous #Resister in the Trump administration, with some experts on television calling the piece an all-out coup against the president.

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks…

Richard Salame (2018-09-05). The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun. thenation.com The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun…

RT (2018-09-05). Satire nose no bounds: Mattis didn't avert nuclear war by grabbing Trump's nostrils, journo confirms. rt.com In a comical reflection of the current US political climate, a sports journalist has been forced to admit that James Mattis did not, in fact, grab US President Donald Trump's nose during a heated exchange over nuking North Korea.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-04). Headlines for September 4, 2018. democracynow.org Confirmation Hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh Begin Today, Trump Attacks Sessions for Filing Charges Against 2 Republican Congressmen, Father of Mollie Tibbetts: Don't Use Her Death to Promote Xenophobia and Racism, Trump Warns Syrian Government Not to Attack Idlib, Reuters Journalists Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison After Investigating Burmese Military Massacre, Saudi-Led Coalition Says Bombing of School Bus, Killing 40 Children, Was "Unjustified", Germany: 50,000 Attend Anti-Racism Concert in Chemnitz, Brazil: Fire at National Museum Destroys Millions of Pieces of Art and History, Canadian Court Rejects Effort…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah…

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-21). Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe. grayzoneproject.com Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a taxpayer-funded organization that has interfered…

Christopher Dale (2018-08-15). Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future. progressive.org Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene.

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-15). How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change. grayzoneproject.com The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista — MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its…

Junaid Ahmad (2018-08-13). Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate. grayzoneproject.com The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad…