Daily Archives: September 21, 2018

2018-09-21: News Headlines

Global Research (2018-09-21). "Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria. globalresearch.ca Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: Purchase these two essential books on Syria for one low price.

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-09-21). What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War. globalresearch.ca While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also contains sufficient substance that brings America's role in Syria down to zero. This becomes particularly evident when we compare the …

Mark Taliano (2018-09-21). Syria's War for Peace. globalresearch.ca All of the death and destruction is a direct result of the West's criminal regime change operations. Whereas the atrocity stories about President Assad are fake , the West's crimes are in plain view every day.

DPCR (2018-09-21). Putin's Hesitation Has Lost Syria's Idlib Province? globalresearch.ca The provocations that Putin invites are now escalating. Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, points out that Washington has quickly taken advantage of Putin's hesitancy in Syria to escalate the pretexts on which Washington will launch a military attack …

Nidal Rahawi (2018-09-21). Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region. globalresearch.ca In this exclusive interview Syrian Nationalist/Outspoken Activist/Artist Mr. Nidal Rahawi a Qamishli native and resident, provided us with crucial direct insight into the most recent tragic events that have taken place in his hometown in north eastern Syria. An Arabic …

Press TV (2018-09-21). Marines Hold Eight Days of Drills with Militants in Southern Syria. globalresearch.ca US marines have held eight days of unprecedented military exercises with US-backed militants in southern Syria in an attempt to send a "strong message" to Iran and Russia, a senior military official said. | Colonel Sean Ryan, a US military …

South Front (2018-09-21). Video: Threat of Staged Chemical Weapons Attack in Idlib Remains. globalresearch.ca Jaysh al-Izza, one of the biggest Free Syrian Army groups in northwestern Syria has welcomed an implementation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Idlib, which was reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month, the pro-opposition media outlet Enab Baladi …

George Capaccio (2018-09-21). Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War. counterpunch.org During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of More

Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould (2018-09-21). Weaponized Dreams? The Curious Case of Robert Moss. counterpunch.org After recently finishing a multi-part series on the long history of "fake" news propaganda behind America's current anti-Russia hysteria, a friend sent an email she'd received from "Bestselling author & Dream Shaman Robert Moss." Robert Moss currently leads seminars and workshops at some of the best known New Age institutions, such as Omega and Esalen. He More

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-21). Who's Responsible? The Downing of the Russian Plane Over Latakia Poses Too Many Questions. globalresearch.ca The tragedy that transpired earlier this week over Latakia led to a lot of questions about what exactly happened on that fateful night, but answers won't be forthcoming until the conclusion of the investigation. | The whole world is already aware …

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-21). US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles. mintpressnews.com The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.

Robert Hunziker (2018-09-21). Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater? counterpunch.org The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences of global warming, which on a worst-worst-worst case basis could lead to human extinction; although, not many climate scientists discuss that possibility. But, More

Democracy Now! (2018-09-21). Trump Warned Michael Moore Not to Make a Film About Him in 1998 Interview on Roseanne Show. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with Michael Moore about his interaction with Donald Trump on Roseanne Barr's talk show in November 1998. Moore had released the film "Roger & Me" nine years earlier. Trump was upset to learn the two would be appearing together and threatened to leave, Moore says. Michael Moore negotiated with Trump, asked him not to leave, and promised not to "go after" him over real estate dealings and charges of racism—and now says he was "played."

John Pilger (2018-09-21). Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing. mintpressnews.com So much of mainstream journalism has descended to the level of a cult-like formula of bias, hearsay and omission. Subjectivism is all; slogans and outrage are proof enough. What matters is "perception."

Nick Pemberton (2018-09-21). With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice. counterpunch.org As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a 'blue wave' of Democrats to save us. Republicans, who align across the board with President Trump's corporate ecocide agenda, want to push through Trump's despicable Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a potential blue wave. Republicans may not trust Donald Trump, but they agree with him on the issues and will take whatever gains he has provided the party. More

Ron Jacobs (2018-09-21). Faith, Madness, or Death. counterpunch.org Rashomon is one of Japanese film director A. Kurosawa's most well-known films. It is based on the short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese short story writer Ry≈´nosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa lived and wrote his fiction in the years before World War Two. He committed suicide at age thirty-five, leaving behind at least one hundred More

Jim Naureckas, FAIR (2018-09-21). Climate Change Turned Florence Into a Monster Storm — But Corporate Media Avoided That Story. alternet.org Scientists believe climate change dramatically increases rainfall, but most Florence coverage ignored the issue | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than 8 percent of Florence stories in the 50 top-circulation U. S. newspapers from Sept. 9 through Sept. 16 mentioned climate. . .

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-21). Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria. truthout.org Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. | For years, this US territory had been struggling with debt, economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government defaulted on US$73 billion in loans and declared bankruptcy. | Then Hurricane Maria slammed the island with 155-mph winds and coastal flooding that rose to 6 feet within 30 minutes of landfall. The storm caused the longest power blackout in US history. | Sixty-four Puerto Ricans died during Maria and an estimated 2,975 Puerto Ricans perished from hurricane-related problems in the five months afterwards — many from treatable chronic illnesses because the power outage prevented them from getting antibiotics, insulin and other medical care. | To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered — from the damage or…

ZeroHedge (2018-09-21). US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales. mintpressnews.com A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh.

Vern Loomis (2018-09-21). Has Something Evil This Way Come? counterpunch.org It sounds like a partisan question: Is Donald Trump evil? Maybe it has to be a partisan question; can anyone truly be unbiased towards him, and who in his camp would pose the question? So, bias admitted, it's still a necessary question: Is Donald Trump evil and what does it matter? He's already been labeled with so many More

William Boardman (2018-09-21). The Shame of Dianne Feinstein, the Courage of Christine Blasey Ford. counterpunch.org Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to More

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-21). Conservative Columnist Jennifer Rubin Warns Republicans: 'The Senate Really Is in Play'. alternet.org "[One] can imagine thousands of women rolling their eyes in disgust (or yelling at their TVs), vowing to head for the polls in November to vote out Republicans. " | Political pundits have been much more bullish on Democrats' chances of retaking the House of Representatives in 2018 than their chances of retaking the Senate, where gaining a majority on Tuesday, November 6 would mean keeping every seat a Democratic incumbent is defending while taking at le. . .

Jim Hightower (2018-09-21). Amazon is Making Workers Tweet About How Great It is to Work There. counterpunch.org In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control… by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue. Amazon CEO Jeff More

Staff (2018-09-21). Donald Trump Is Lying to You About China. truthdig.com Trump uses the fake news of "intellectual property theft" to justify his tariff war on China. He boasts that he is going to stop the Chinese stealing that victimizes Americans. In yet another way, he will be the savior of Americans' economic future, a savior who needs/deserves their votes and donations. He takes his cues from the televangelists. | The claim that the Chinese are stealing our intellectual property — chiefly production technologies — is largely bogus. Yet many are duped. All economic development across the millennia has included the dissemination of new technologies from those who have them to those who want them. The dissemination works via buying and selling products, copying production processes and products, sharing production facilities, exchanging access to resources and markets for access to technology, and yes, no doubt, some downright stealing too. Disseminators include workers and bosses,…

Roger Kimmel Smith (2018-09-21). Randy Forsberg and the Quest for Peace on Earth. progressive.org On the International Day of Peace, remembering a pioneer in nuclear disarmament and the evolution of humanity away from war.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-21). Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: It is Outrageous that the US is Supporting a Genocidal War in Yemen. therealnews.com Over 5 million children are facing starvation and a cholera outbreak is raging in Yemen, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet the US continues to support the Saudi bombing and destruction of the country, says Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Ben Dangl (2018-09-21). The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos. counterpunch.org Reviewed: The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018). Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state's military outposts, and toward the autonomous More

Dave Clennon (2018-09-21). A Victory for Historical Accuracy and the Peace Movement: Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and "The Vietnam War" counterpunch.org Ken Burns, branded as "America's Storyteller," was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 9. (The "primetime," higher-profile Emmys were awarded later, on September 17.) Burns's latest project, the mammoth PBS series, "The Vietnam War," was nominated for Emmys in four categories. One by one, through the evening, all four More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-21). New US Sexual Misconduct Rules Are Designed to Deter Survivors From Reporting. truthout.org

| Janine Jackson: Headlines can do a lot of work. Take the August 29 New York Times news story, for example, headed " New US Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused and Protect Colleges." Readers are tipped, you might say, that previous to proposed rules by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, those accused of rape, sexual assault or harassment on college campuses had weak or inadequate rights, and that colleges faced some sort of danger or vulnerability, presumably to being unfairly portrayed as places where such acts occur. | What's missing between the prevalent presentation of new rules on sexual assault in schools as a common-sense move towards fairness, and the fact that no sexual assault…

Staff (2018-09-21). Our Tendency to Believe Comfortable Lies. truthdig.com It's easy — and not wrong — to think that truth is in dire danger in the era of Donald Trump. | His own record of issuing breathtaking falsehoods from the exalted platform of the White House is unprecedented in American history. So is his consistent refusal to back down when a statement is proven false. In Trump's world, those who expose his lies are the liars and facts that show he was wrong are " fake news." | In this war on truth, Trump has several important allies. One is the shameful silence of Republican politicians who don't challenge his misstatements for fear of giving offense to his true-believing base. Another is a media environment far more cluttered and chaotic than in past decades, making it easier for people to find stories that fit their…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-21). Bernie Sanders to Pompeo: Yemeni Lives Are Worth More Than Contractor Profits. truthout.org American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen, and new reporting shows that the Trump administration is allowing this carnage to continue and escalate in order to protect the profits of defense contractors. | Just days after the Yemen-based human rights group Mwatana gave CNN exclusive access to documents showing that US-manufactured bomb fragments have been found at the scene of at least 11 separate Saudi-led attacks on Yemeni civilians since 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opted to continue American military support for Saudi Arabia over the objections of his staff in an effort to preserve $2 billion in weapons sales to the brutal monarchy. | "Pompeo overruled concerns from most of the State Department specialists involved in the debate who were worried about the…

W. T. Whitney (2018-09-21). US Harasses Cuba Amid Mysterious Circumstances. counterpunch.org An altered style of U.S. aggression against Cuba emerged one year ago. Those in charge seem to have added new elements of meanness and improvisation to their accustomed ways of waging all-but-war against Cuba. They've demonstrated muddled ideas of danger from Cuba and taken advantage of a situation remarkable for its obscure origins. The alarm sounded More

Elliott Gabriel (2018-09-21). North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes. mintpressnews.com "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again." — South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Ulrich Rippert (2018-09-21). Germany's Grand Coalition Promotes Far-right Secret Service Chief to State Secretary. globalresearch.ca Ever since the negotiations to form a coalition government in Germany earlier this year, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP—Socialist Equality Party) has warned that the grand coalition government comprised of the Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union and Social Democratic Party …

Jill Richardson (2018-09-21). Why Women Don't Report Sexual Assault. counterpunch.org When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn't she speak out then? Why didn't she go to the police? There's a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn't speak out even now, and More

True Publica (2018-09-21). The Nuclear War You Didn't Know About. globalresearch.ca This article first appeared on 7th August 2015 – Since this article was published, the stockpiling and distribution of nuclear weapons around the world has significantly worsened. The United States maintains an arsenal of about 1,650 active, ready to fire …

Democracy Now! (2018-09-21). Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk. democracynow.org "Fahrenheit 11/9″—That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-21). GOP Congresswoman Faces Outrage For Memo Saying Her Italian American Opponent's 'Thuggish' Family Is Tied to the Mob. alternet.org She insists her campaign did nothing wrong because she is also Italian American. | Earlier this week, the New York Post obtained a copy of a memo issued in late July by a consultant for the re-election campaign of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), warning staffers to stay safe because the family of the Democratic challenger, assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, is "th. . .

Eugene V. Debs (2018-09-21). 'While there is a lower class, I am in it': Eugene Debs sedition centennial. peoplesworld.org The history books tell us that World War I was: 1) The "war to end all wars" (tell that to the tens of millions who have died in the century since). And 2) that President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States to be on a mission to "make the world safe for democracy." The reality, however, was far different from the rhetoric. The ruling classes made out very well from the fighting. World War I proved to be very good for finance capital as profits reached new heights. | But not everyone among the working class agreed. Strong opposition to the war among the population led the federal government to set up a sophisticated propaganda effort to bolster public support and to minimize opposition. | Along these lines, Congress passed several laws limiting the rights of those who were against the war.

Graham Peebles (2018-09-21). Priorities of the Time: Peace. counterpunch.org For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such conflicts, and are crying out More

Caoimhghin ó Croidheáin (2018-09-21). Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha Favela and the Future of Urbanism. globalresearch.ca The favelas go back to the late 1800s when soldiers, brought in for a local war, had no place to live and so settled in the hills. After the end of slavery and the growth of city life many people moved to the cities and the favelas spread.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-09-21). Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost! counterpunch.org + The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben More

Jonathan Cook (2018-09-21). Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order. counterpunch.org Nazareth Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians — the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups — reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or "deal of the century", the Trump administration hopes to solve More

Jonathan Cook (2018-09-21). Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order. globalresearch.ca Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. | Under cover of a | …

Steve Baggarly (2018-09-21). Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia. counterpunch.org Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, September 12th marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the More

Brad Evans (2018-09-21). What Does It Mean to Celebrate International Peace Day? counterpunch.org We know the world continues to be dangerous. We know our cities are continued targets for indiscriminate attacks. We know we continue to sell arms to brutal dictators on the basis that if we don't others will. We know we continue to invest heavily in military research and development because that's just the established order of things. We know there are groups in the world like Islamic State, which revel in the most abhorrent and intimately barbaric acts of killing upon anybody who doesn't fit into their dystopian visions. Labor Video Project (2018-09-21). SF City Hall Rally Before Audit Hearing:If We Don't Get No Justice You Don't Get No Peace. indybay.org SEIU 1021 San Francisco city workers rallied at City Hall on 9/19/18 to protest the systemic racism, workplace bullying and illegal discrimination and termination of African American and other workers in the City. The rally was called prior to a audit hearing of the SF Board Of Supervisors to hear from witnesses and the Department of Human Resources run by Micki Callahan. Workers said that she had been personally involved in managing the illegal discrimination and retaliation against African American and other city workers.

RT (2018-09-21). Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'. rt.com Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones's Infowars, saying that the site "promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance" and thus violated their use policy. |

Cynthia Papermaster (2018-09-21). Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels. indybay.org Berkeley Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. @ MLK Jr. Way.

Ellen Schwartz (2018-09-21). Book talk: The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution. indybay.org Sierra 2 Center, Room 9, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA (between Castro Way and 4th Ave.)…

RT (2018-09-21). 'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO). rt.com A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.

Lynda Carson (2018-09-21). International Criminal Court should investigate the US for war crimes. indybay.org National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court as recent as Monday, September 10, while giving a speech to the nefarious Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel!

wsws (2018-09-21). UK government attempt to gag teachers as cuts deepen. wsws.org The government reaction must be seen as a warning: not only will school cuts continue unabated but that they will move forcefully against any attempts to block their austerity agenda.

RT (2018-09-21). Trump delays order to declassify Russia probe documents. rt.com President Donald Trump has delayed his order to declassify documents related the the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page, and asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.

wsws (2018-09-21). New York Times' fraudulent "election plot" dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria. wsws.org The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia "hijacked" the 2016 election and carried out a "stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor" to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.

RT (2018-09-21). Clown wars: Trump trades Pennywise barbs with California Democrat. rt.com In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King's novel "IT".

RT (2018-09-21). Trump's new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet. rt.com Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing 'malicious actors' like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy. |

wsws (2018-09-21). Australian government planning to reopen strategic Papua New Guinea naval base. wsws.org The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.

Lee Fang (2018-09-21). State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales. theintercept.com The former lobbyist's team said a $2 billion sale of Raytheon missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be imperiled.

RT (2018-09-21). Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed. rt.com President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged 'attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward? |

RT (2018-09-21). NYT rolls out mammoth report on 'Russian interference' that fails to tell allegations from facts. rt.com A new take on the 'Russia hacked the US election' story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It's usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see.

James Carden (2018-09-20). Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria. thenation.com Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-20). CN Radio—Episode 3: Gareth Porter on DHS Deception & Bi-Partisan Fear of Revolt. consortiumnews.com The DHS deceptively pushed the story that Russia hacked U.S. voter databases; and both Democratic & Republican elites fear popular revolt against their failed polices but refuse to change, as Gareth Porter explains. The guest on Episode 3 of Consortium… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-09-20). American Prison: Shane Bauer Traces History of U.S. For-Profit Prisons from Slavery to Today. democracynow.org "American Prison." That's the name of the new book by award-winning journalist Shane Bauer, who dives deep into the profit-earning motives of U.S. prisons, from convict labor in colonial-era settlements all the way to present-day mass incarceration, including Bauer's own stint as an undercover prison guard at the privately owned Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. We speak with Shane Bauer in New York City.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-20). Right-Wing Network Spent Millions to Portray Questions for Kavanaugh on Abortion as "Anti-Religious" democracynow.org As Republicans charge forward with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominee hearing despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that he raped her as a teenager, a new Nation investigation reveals a secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions of dollars attacking questions about Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, LGBTQ rights and executive privilege as "anti-religious bigotry." We speak with Sarah Posner about her explosive new report for The Nation, "The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook." She is a reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

Jim Naureckas (2018-09-20). Climate Change Made Florence a Monster—but Media Failed to Tell That Story. fair.org The Miami Herald never mentioned global warming in 21 stories on Hurricane Florence, Public Citizen found—despite being based in one of the US cities most vulnerable to climate change. | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. | But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than…

RT (2018-09-20). Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons. rt.com There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.

RT (2018-09-20). Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence. rt.com Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.

wsws (2018-09-20). Over 5 million children face starvation as US-backed forces attack Yemeni aid port. wsws.org The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill "an entire generation of Yemen's children."

RT (2018-09-20). US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.

wsws (2018-09-20). Russia implicates pro-NATO Ukrainian regime in MH17 shoot-down. wsws.org Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.

wsws (2018-09-20). The militarist component of Trump's trade war. wsws.org While China is at present the prime target, the Trump administration sees the US as being involved in an economic war against the rest of the world.

RT (2018-09-20). Three killed in mass shooting in Harford County, Maryland. rt.com Three people have been killed and at least two injured in a shooting in Harford County, Maryland. The female suspect, a temporary employee at a Rite-Aid warehouse, is also dead in what appears to be suicide, authorities said.

wsws (2018-09-20). Korean summit yields new agreement, but few tangible results. wsws.org Regardless of the immediate results of the talks in Pyongyang, the deal does not address the underlying regional tensions fueled by the US war drive against China.

RT (2018-09-20). To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report. rt.com Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't. |

RT (2018-09-20). 'Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts' says professor in warning to Americans. rt.com Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now "likely" targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested.

wsws (2018-09-20). Italian officials received prior warnings of catastrophic bridge collapse in Genoa. wsws.org The government and private bridge operator received repeated warnings about the bridge's structural integrity.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-19). Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification. consortiumnews.com President Trump has ordered Russia-gate data to be declassified but will likely be stonewalled, raising questions about whether Trump is his own man, writes Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Don't hold your breath. While the media… Read more →

Lyle Jeremy Rubin (2018-09-19). The Forever War's Cheerleaders. thenation.com The Forever War's Cheerleaders appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-19). Michael Moore: Senate Must Take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Seriously & Postpone Kavanaugh Hearing. democracynow.org A Senate hearing with Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford may not move forward, as Blasey Ford asks for the FBI to investigate her claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager before she testifies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh to both testify on Monday, but Blasey Ford's attorneys are declining the offer. Her lawyers wrote in a letter to Grassley, "While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in fr…

Janine Jackson (2018-09-19). 'When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Edward Hunt (2018-09-19). As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business" progressive.org "I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."

RT (2018-09-19). Marvel's Kremlin connection? Elizabeth Olsen teaches Conan to curse in Russian (VIDEO). rt.com Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel cinematic universe, spent her study-abroad in Russia and picked up some rather interesting language skills, she revealed to late-night host Conan O'Brien.

wsws (2018-09-19). Labour's John McDonnell embraces Blairite "new economy" plan. wsws.org Labour's endorsement of the IPPR plan makes clear that, behind the talk about governing "for the many, not the few," Corbyn and his allies are adopting trade war policies.

Intercepted (2018-09-19). Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico. theintercept.com The Intercept's Naomi Klein, veteran journalist Juan González, and musician Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, are this week's guests.

wsws (2018-09-19). Australia's financial newspaper warns of another global crash. wsws.org The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.

RT (2018-09-19). US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show. rt.com Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants — the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

wsws (2018-09-19). UK: Fresh novichok allegations used to escalate anti-Russia offensive. wsws.org The crucial question is not to uncover every aspect of the dealings between spies of capitalist states, but to understand to what ends the British narrative of the Skripal affair is being pursued.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-09-18). The strange alliance between Russian Orthodox monarchists, American Christian Evangelicals and European fascists. splcenter.org A former French militia leader who prepared youth for an impending religious war, the son of an Italian fascist, a Bilderberg-going cardinal, an aspiring king and the Italian deputy prime minister … welcome to the strange universe of the World Congress of Families.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-18). Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria. therealnews.com John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar?

Democracy Now! (2018-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Administration Slashes Number of Permitted Refugees in U.S. to Historic Low, Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation, Syrian Missile Downs Russian Military Aircraft, Killing 15, Russia and Turkey Announce Plan to Create Demilitarized Zone in Idlib, Yemen: U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Accused of Deadly Bombing of Radio Station, Pyongyang: North and South Korean Leaders Reportedly Preparing to Declare End of Korean War, Hurricane Florence Death Toll Reaches 32 as Threat of Toxic Coal Ash Release Looms, Death Toll from Typhoon Mangkhut Tops 74 with 3 Million Displaced i…

Rajan Menon (2018-09-18). The War From Hell—Supported by the United States. thenation.com The War From Hell—Supported by the United States appeared first on The Nation.

aclu (2018-09-18). How Facebook Is Giving Sex Discrimination in Employment Ads a New Life. aclu.org We're taking on Facebook and 10 companies for using the social platform to direct job ads toward men, excluding others. | In 1967, the newly formed National Organization for Women staged a weeklong protest of The New York Times and other newspapers. Their demonstration targeted the long-standing practice of printing classified listings in two separate columns: "Help wanted: Male" and "Help wanted: Female," which of course resulted in the exclusion of women from high-paying jobs and indust…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-18). How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensify Hurricanes. therealnews.com Arctic ice melt, due to global warming, not only intensifies hurricanes, but also steers them in previously uncommon directions, which is why Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas, says Prof. Jennifer Francis

RT (2018-09-18). Liberal stars land sick burns on Trump & Kavanaugh at Emmys… get worst-ever ratings. rt.com Hosts and nominees alike paraded their views on a constellation of political issues — from sexual harassment to Supreme Court nominations — throughout the most prestigious US TV awards. Not many tuned in to watch.

RT (2018-09-18). Top 5 Russia-conspiracy fails of Rachel 'highest-ratings-ever' Maddow. rt.com MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has just enjoyed her most-watched week of all-time for her self-titled Rachel Maddow Show — proving once and for all that fake news and conspiracy are no hindrance to soaring ratings.

Samuel Oakford (2018-09-18). Trump Administration Plans U.N. Meeting to Ramp Up the International Drug War. theintercept.com Donald Trump plans to open the U.N. General Assembly with a meeting to rally likeminded countries to crack down on drugs.

RT (2018-09-18). 'A form of warfare': Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America. rt.com The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. |

RT (2018-09-18). US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria. rt.com USS 'Harry S. Truman' is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week's drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-17). Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War. therealnews.com A look into how the military-industrial complex fuels endless war for corporate profits. CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin discusses her new report on the five largest US weapons manufacturers and their arms deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt

2018-09-21: Social Media Postees

Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of…
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Marines Hold Eight Days of Drills with Militants in Southern Syria
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
US marines have held eight days of unprecedented military exercises with US-backed militants in southern Syria in an attempt to send a "strong message" to Iran and Russia, a senior military official said. | Colonel Sean Ryan, a US military … | The post Marines Hold Eight Days of Drills with Militants in Southern Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Putin's Hesitation Has Lost Syria's Idlib Province?
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
The provocations that Putin invites are now escalating. Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, points out that Washington has quickly taken advantage of Putin's hesitancy in Syria to escalate the pretexts on which Washington will launch a military attack … | The post Putin's Hesitation Has Lost Syria's Idlib Province? appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Threat of Staged Chemical Weapons Attack in Idlib Remains
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Jaysh al-Izza, one of the biggest Free Syrian Army groups in northwestern Syria has welcomed an implementation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Idlib, which was reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month, the pro-opposition media outlet Enab Baladi … | The post Video: Threat of Staged Chemical Weapons Attack in Idlib Remains appeared first on Global Research.
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What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War
Salman Rafi Sheikh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also contains sufficient substance that brings America's role in Syria down to zero. This becomes particularly evident when we compare the … | The post What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria's War for Peace
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
All of the death and destruction is a direct result of the West's criminal regime change operations. Whereas the atrocity stories about President Assad are fake , the West's crimes are in plain view every day. | The post Syria's War for Peace appeared first on Global Research.
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US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. | The post US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles appeared first on MintPress News.
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Who's Responsible? The Downing of the Russian Plane Over Latakia Poses Too Many Questions
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
The tragedy that transpired earlier this week over Latakia led to a lot of questions about what exactly happened on that fateful night, but answers won't be forthcoming until the conclusion of the investigation. | The whole world is already aware … | The post Who's Responsible? The Downing of the Russian Plane Over Latakia Poses Too Many Questions appeared first on Global Research.
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Weaponized Dreams? The Curious Case of Robert Moss
Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
After recently finishing a multi-part series on the long history of "fake" news propaganda behind America's current anti-Russia hysteria, a friend sent an email she'd received from "Bestselling author & Dream Shaman Robert Moss." Robert Moss currently leads seminars and workshops at some of the best known New Age institutions, such as Omega and Esalen. He…
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GOP Congresswoman Faces Outrage For Memo Saying Her Italian American Opponent's 'Thuggish' Family Is Tied to the Mob
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
She insists her campaign did nothing wrong because she is also Italian American. | Earlier this week, the New York Post obtained a copy of a memo issued in late July by a consultant for the re-election campaign of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), warning staffers to stay safe because the family of the Democratic challenger, assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, is "th. . .
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Donald Trump Is Lying to You About China
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-21
Trump uses the fake news of "intellectual property theft" to justify his tariff war on China. He boasts that he is going to stop the Chinese stealing that victimizes Americans. In yet another way, he will be the savior of Americans' economic future, a savior who needs/deserves their votes and donations. He takes his cues from the televangelists. | The claim that the Chinese are stealing our intellectual property — chiefly production technologies — is largely bogus. Yet many are duped. All economic development across the millennia has included the dissemination of new technologies from those who have them to those who want them. The dissemination works via buying and selling products, copying production processes and products, sharing production facilities, exchanging access to resources and markets for access to technology, and yes, no doubt, some downright stealing too. Disseminators include workers and bosses,…
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Climate Change Turned Florence Into a Monster Storm — But Corporate Media Avoided That Story
Jim Naureckas, FAIR | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
Scientists believe climate change dramatically increases rainfall, but most Florence coverage ignored the issue | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than 8 percent of Florence stories in the 50 top-circulation U. S. newspapers from Sept. 9 through Sept. 16 mentioned climate. . .
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Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
"Fahrenheit 11/9"–That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…
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Trump Warned Michael Moore Not to Make a Film About Him in 1998 Interview on Roseanne Show
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-21
We continue our conversation with Michael Moore about his interaction with Donald Trump on Roseanne Barr's talk show in November 1998. Moore had released the film "Roger & Me" nine years earlier. Trump was upset to learn the two would be appearing together and threatened to leave, Moore says. Michael Moore negotiated with Trump, asked him not to leave, and promised not to "go after" him over real estate dealings and charges of racism–and now says he was "played."
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Has Something Evil This Way Come?
Vern Loomis | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
It sounds like a partisan question: Is Donald Trump evil? Maybe it has to be a partisan question; can anyone truly be unbiased towards him, and who in his camp would pose the question? So, bias admitted, it's still a necessary question: Is Donald Trump evil and what does it matter? He's already been labeled with so many…
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With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a 'blue wave' of Democrats to save us. Republicans, who align across the board with President Trump's corporate ecocide agenda, want to push through Trump's despicable Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a potential blue wave. Republicans may not trust Donald Trump, but they agree with him on the issues and will take whatever gains he has provided the party.
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New US Sexual Misconduct Rules Are Designed to Deter Survivors From Reporting
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-21

| Janine Jackson: Headlines can do a lot of work. Take the August 29 New York Times news story, for example, headed " New US Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused and Protect Colleges." Readers are tipped, you might say, that previous to proposed rules by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, those accused of rape, sexual assault or harassment on college campuses had weak or inadequate rights, and that colleges faced some sort of danger or vulnerability, presumably to being unfairly portrayed as places where such acts occur. | What's missing between the prevalent presentation of new rules on sexual assault in schools as a common-sense move towards fairness, and the fact that no sexual assault…
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US Harasses Cuba Amid Mysterious Circumstances
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
An altered style of U.S. aggression against Cuba emerged one year ago. Those in charge seem to have added new elements of meanness and improvisation to their accustomed ways of waging all-but-war against Cuba. They've demonstrated muddled ideas of danger from Cuba and taken advantage of a situation remarkable for its obscure origins. The alarm sounded…
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The Nuclear War You Didn't Know About
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
This article first appeared on 7th August 2015 – Since this article was published, the stockpiling and distribution of nuclear weapons around the world has significantly worsened. The United States maintains an arsenal of about 1,650 active, ready to fire … | The post The Nuclear War You Didn't Know About appeared first on Global Research.
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Priorities of the Time: Peace
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There are the brutal cries of war, the vile acts of terror, homicides, rapes and assaults of all kinds. People everywhere long for an end to such conflicts, and are crying out…
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Israeli Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil'in
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-21
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil'in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian. The protesters, including Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the orchards, isolated behind …

Israeli Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

'While there is a lower class, I am in it': Eugene Debs sedition centennial
Eugene V. Debs | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-21
The history books tell us that World War I was: 1) The "war to end all wars" (tell that to the tens of millions who have died in the century since). And 2) that President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States to be on a mission to "make the world safe for democracy." The reality, however, was far different from the rhetoric. The ruling classes made out very well from the fighting. World War I proved to be very good for finance capital as profits reached new heights. | But not everyone among the working class agreed. Strong opposition to the war among the population led the federal government to set up a sophisticated propaganda effort to bolster public support and to minimize opposition. | Along these lines, Congress passed several laws limiting the rights of those who were against the war.
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Mercenaries Leading Assault on Yemen Port City Were Trained by IDF in Israel
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Foreign mercenaries, trained covertly at secret IDF camps in the Negev desert, are now leading the new assault on the Yemen port city of Hodeida, an assault that observers warns threatens to dramatically worsen Yemen's already catastrophic humanitarian crisis. | A… | The post Mercenaries Leading Assault on Yemen Port City Were Trained by IDF in Israel appeared first on Global Research.
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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh. | The post US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales appeared first on MintPress News.
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Is Paris 2015 Already Underwater?
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
The Paris Agreement of 2015 remarkably brought together all of the nations of the world, except for the United States after Trump cancelled, in a concerted effort to combat the dire consequences of global warming, which on a worst-worst-worst case basis could lead to human extinction; although, not many climate scientists discuss that possibility. But,…
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Why Women Don't Report Sexual Assault
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn't she speak out then? Why didn't she go to the police? There's a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn't speak out even now, and…
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North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
"We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again." — South Korean President Moon Jae-in | The post North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes appeared first on MintPress News.
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Conservative Columnist Jennifer Rubin Warns Republicans: 'The Senate Really Is in Play'
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-21
"[One] can imagine thousands of women rolling their eyes in disgust (or yelling at their TVs), vowing to head for the polls in November to vote out Republicans. " | Political pundits have been much more bullish on Democrats' chances of retaking the House of Representatives in 2018 than their chances of retaking the Senate, where gaining a majority on Tuesday, November 6 would mean keeping every seat a Democratic incumbent is defending while taking at le. . .
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Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha Favela and the Future of Urbanism
Caoimhghin ó Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
The favelas go back to the late 1800s when soldiers, brought in for a local war, had no place to live and so settled in the hills. After the end of slavery and the growth of city life many people moved to the cities and the favelas spread. | The post Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha Favela and the Future of Urbanism appeared first on Global Research.
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: It is Outrageous that the US is Supporting a Genocidal War in Yemen
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-21
Over 5 million children are facing starvation and a cholera outbreak is raging in Yemen, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet the US continues to support the Saudi bombing and destruction of the country, says Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | The post Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: It is Outrageous that the US is Supporting a Genocidal War in Yemen appeared first on
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Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-21
Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. | For years, this US territory had been struggling with debt, economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government defaulted on US$73 billion in loans and declared bankruptcy. | Then Hurricane Maria slammed the island with 155-mph winds and coastal flooding that rose to 6 feet within 30 minutes of landfall. The storm caused the longest power blackout in US history. | Sixty-four Puerto Ricans died during Maria and an estimated 2,975 Puerto Ricans perished from hurricane-related problems in the five months afterwards — many from treatable chronic illnesses because the power outage prevented them from getting antibiotics, insulin and other medical care. | To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered — from the damage or…
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Amazon is Making Workers Tweet About How Great It is to Work There
Jim Hightower | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control… by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue. Amazon CEO Jeff…
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The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Reviewed: The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018). Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state's military outposts, and toward the autonomous…
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Our Tendency to Believe Comfortable Lies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-21
It's easy — and not wrong — to think that truth is in dire danger in the era of Donald Trump. | His own record of issuing breathtaking falsehoods from the exalted platform of the White House is unprecedented in American history. So is his consistent refusal to back down when a statement is proven false. In Trump's world, those who expose his lies are the liars and facts that show he was wrong are " fake news." | In this war on truth, Trump has several important allies. One is the shameful silence of Republican politicians who don't challenge his misstatements for fear of giving offense to his true-believing base. Another is a media environment far more cluttered and chaotic than in past decades, making it easier for people to find stories that fit their…
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The Shame of Dianne Feinstein, the Courage of Christine Blasey Ford
William Boardman | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to…
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Randy Forsberg and the Quest for Peace on Earth
Roger Kimmel Smith | progressive.org | 2018-09-21
On the International Day of Peace, remembering a pioneer in nuclear disarmament and the evolution of humanity away from war.
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A Victory for Historical Accuracy and the Peace Movement: Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and "The Vietnam War"
Dave Clennon | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Ken Burns, branded as "America's Storyteller," was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 9. (The "primetime," higher-profile Emmys were awarded later, on September 17.) Burns's latest project, the mammoth PBS series, "The Vietnam War," was nominated for Emmys in four categories. One by one, through the evening, all four…
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Faith, Madness, or Death
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Rashomon is one of Japanese film director A. Kurosawa's most well-known films. It is based on the short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese short story writer Ry≈´nosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa lived and wrote his fiction in the years before World War Two. He committed suicide at age thirty-five, leaving behind at least one hundred…
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Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben…
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Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. | Under cover of a | … | The post Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order appeared first on Global Res…
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Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on Sep. 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of…
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Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Nazareth Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians — the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups — reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or "deal of the century", the Trump administration hopes to solve…
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The Deal or the Debacle of the Century?
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
As we wait for Trump to unveil his peace plan to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, he has in fact made the prospect of achieving "the deal of the century" far more remote than it was already. His recognition of | … | The post The Deal or the Debacle of the Century? appeared first on Global Research.
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Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia
Steve Baggarly | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, September 12th marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the…
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Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-21
President Mahmoud Abbas said, in a press conference on Friday, following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, that the Palestinian leadership is willing to begin confidential or public peace negotiations with Israel. "We have not rejected negotiations, as the Israelis say, but [Benjamin] Netanyahu always refused," the …

Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 — 19 September 2018)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-09-21
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 — 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed …

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 September 2018)

NYT rolls out mammoth report on 'Russian interference' that fails to tell allegations from facts
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A new take on the 'Russia hacked the US election' story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It's usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see.
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UK government attempt to gag teachers as cuts deepen
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The government reaction must be seen as a warning: not only will school cuts continue unabated but that they will move forcefully against any attempts to block their austerity agenda.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Australian government planning to reopen strategic Papua New Guinea naval base
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

New York Times' fraudulent "election plot" dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia "hijacked" the 2016 election and carried out a "stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor" to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels
Cynthia Papermaster | indybay.org | 2018-09-21
Berkeley Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. @ MLK Jr. Way.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/19…

State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-09-21
The former lobbyist's team said a $2 billion sale of Raytheon missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be imperiled. | The post State Department Team Led by Former Raytheon Lobbyist Pushed Mike Pompeo to Support Yemen War Because of Arms Sales appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/21/mike…

Book talk: The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution
Ellen Schwartz | indybay.org | 2018-09-21
Sierra 2 Center, Room 9, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA (between Castro Way and 4th Ave.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/19…

Trump delays order to declassify Russia probe documents
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Donald Trump has delayed his order to declassify documents related the the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page, and asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.
rt.com/news/439059-trump-delays-…

'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.
rt.com/usa/439041-protester-inte…

SF City Hall Rally Before Audit Hearing:If We Don't Get No Justice You Don't Get No Peace
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-09-21
SEIU 1021 San Francisco city workers rallied at City Hall on 9/19/18 to protest the systemic racism, workplace bullying and illegal discrimination and termination of African American and other workers in the City. The rally was called prior to a audit hearing of the SF Board Of Supervisors to hear from witnesses and the Department of Human Resources run by Micki Callahan. Workers said that she had been personally involved in managing the illegal discrimination and retaliation against African American and other city workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/21…

Trump's new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing 'malicious actors' like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.
rt.com/usa/438989-national-cyber…

Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones's Infowars, saying that the site "promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance" and thus violated their use policy.
rt.com/usa/439083-paypal-bans-in…

Clown wars: Trump trades Pennywise barbs with California Democrat
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King's novel "IT".
rt.com/usa/439079-trump-clown-ne…

International Criminal Court should investigate the US for war crimes
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2018-09-21
National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court as recent as Monday, September 10, while giving a speech to the nefarious Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel!
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/20…

Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged 'attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward?
rt.com/usa/439045-trump-blasts-k…

Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-09-20
Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/tulsi-gabb…

CN Radio–Episode 3: Gareth Porter on DHS Deception & Bi-Partisan Fear of Revolt
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-20
The DHS deceptively pushed the story that Russia hacked U.S. voter databases; and both Democratic & Republican elites fear popular revolt against their failed polices but refuse to change, as Gareth Porter explains. The guest on Episode 3 of Consortium… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/20/cn…

Right-Wing Network Spent Millions to Portray Questions for Kavanaugh on Abortion as "Anti-Religious"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
As Republicans charge forward with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominee hearing despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that he raped her as a teenager, a new Nation investigation reveals a secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions of dollars attacking questions about Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, LGBTQ rights and executive privilege as "anti-religious bigotry." We speak with Sarah Posner about her explosive new report for The Nation, "The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook." She is a reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
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American Prison: Shane Bauer Traces History of U.S. For-Profit Prisons from Slavery to Today
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-20
"American Prison." That's the name of the new book by award-winning journalist Shane Bauer, who dives deep into the profit-earning motives of U.S. prisons, from convict labor in colonial-era settlements all the way to present-day mass incarceration, including Bauer's own stint as an undercover prison guard at the privately owned Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. We speak with Shane Bauer in New York City.
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Climate Change Made Florence a Monster–but Media Failed to Tell That Story
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-20
The Miami Herald never mentioned global warming in 21 stories on Hurricane Florence, Public Citizen found–despite being based in one of the US cities most vulnerable to climate change. | That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn't be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures. | But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than…
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Three killed in mass shooting in Harford County, Maryland
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Three people have been killed and at least two injured in a shooting in Harford County, Maryland. The female suspect, a temporary employee at a Rite-Aid warehouse, is also dead in what appears to be suicide, authorities said.
rt.com/usa/438926-multiple-victi…

'Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts' says professor in warning to Americans
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now "likely" targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested.
rt.com/usa/438878-boy-scouts-rus…

US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.
rt.com/usa/438964-us-puts-33-rus…

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
rt.com/usa/438879-roundup-monsan…

Korean summit yields new agreement, but few tangible results
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
Regardless of the immediate results of the talks in Pyongyang, the deal does not address the underlying regional tensions fueled by the US war drive against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Over 5 million children face starvation as US-backed forces attack Yemeni aid port
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill "an entire generation of Yemen's children."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.
rt.com/usa/438977-pompeo-commas-…

The militarist component of Trump's trade war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
While China is at present the prime target, the Trump administration sees the US as being involved in an economic war against the rest of the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Russia implicates pro-NATO Ukrainian regime in MH17 shoot-down
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Italian officials received prior warnings of catastrophic bridge collapse in Genoa
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-20
The government and private bridge operator received repeated warnings about the bridge's structural integrity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't.
rt.com/usa/438975-pompeo-yemen-m…

Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-19
President Trump has ordered Russia-gate data to be declassified but will likely be stonewalled, raising questions about whether Trump is his own man, writes Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Don't hold your breath. While the media… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/18/ju…

Michael Moore: Senate Must Take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Seriously & Postpone Kavanaugh Hearing
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-19
A Senate hearing with Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford may not move forward, as Blasey Ford asks for the FBI to investigate her claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager before she testifies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh to both testify on Monday, but Blasey Ford's attorneys are declining the offer. Her lawyers wrote in a letter to Grassley, "While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in fr…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/19/m…

As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business"
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2018-09-19
"I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."
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'When Governments Fail to Take Action, They Step In'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-19
Janine Jackson interviewed Jamil Dakwar on the International Criminal Court for the September 14, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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The Forever War's Cheerleaders
Lyle Jeremy Rubin | thenation.com | 2018-09-19
The Forever War's Cheerleaders appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-foreve…

US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants — the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
rt.com/usa/438785-fisa-spying-jo…

Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico
Intercepted | theintercept.com | 2018-09-19
The Intercept's Naomi Klein, veteran journalist Juan González, and musician Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, are this week's guests. | The post Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/19/hurr…

Labour's John McDonnell embraces Blairite "new economy" plan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
Labour's endorsement of the IPPR plan makes clear that, behind the talk about governing "for the many, not the few," Corbyn and his allies are adopting trade war policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Marvel's Kremlin connection? Elizabeth Olsen teaches Conan to curse in Russian (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel cinematic universe, spent her study-abroad in Russia and picked up some rather interesting language skills, she revealed to late-night host Conan O'Brien.
rt.com/usa/438862-olsen-conan-ru…

Australia's financial newspaper warns of another global crash
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Moscow blames downing of Russian plane near Syria on Israeli "provocation"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The killing of 15 Russian military personnel off the coast of Latakia has ratcheted up dangerous military tensions in Syria.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

UK: Fresh novichok allegations used to escalate anti-Russia offensive
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-19
The crucial question is not to uncover every aspect of the dealings between spies of capitalist states, but to understand to what ends the British narrative of the Skripal affair is being pursued.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-18
John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar? | The post Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/bolton-m…

The strange alliance between Russian Orthodox monarchists, American Christian Evangelicals and European fascists
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-09-18
A former French militia leader who prepared youth for an impending religious war, the son of an Italian fascist, a Bilderberg-going cardinal, an aspiring king and the Italian deputy prime minister … welcome to the strange universe of the World Congress of Families.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/…

How Facebook Is Giving Sex Discrimination in Employment Ads a New Life
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-18
We're taking on Facebook and 10 companies for using the social platform to direct job ads toward men, excluding others. | In 1967, the newly formed National Organization for Women staged a weeklong protest of The New York Times and other newspapers. Their demonstration targeted the long-standing practice of printing classified listings in two separate columns: "Help wanted: Male" and "Help wanted: Female," which of course resulted in the exclusion of women from high-paying jobs and indust…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/wome…

How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensify Hurricanes
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-18
Arctic ice melt, due to global warming, not only intensifies hurricanes, but also steers them in previously uncommon directions, which is why Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas, says Prof. Jennifer Francis | The post How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensify Hurricanes appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/how-glob…

The War From Hell–Supported by the United States
Rajan Menon | thenation.com | 2018-09-18
The War From Hell–Supported by the United States appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-war-fr…

Top 5 Russia-conspiracy fails of Rachel 'highest-ratings-ever' Maddow
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has just enjoyed her most-watched week of all-time for her self-titled Rachel Maddow Show — proving once and for all that fake news and conspiracy are no hindrance to soaring ratings.
rt.com/usa/438776-maddow-russia-…

'A form of warfare': Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates.
rt.com/usa/438769-opioid-bill-ov…

Trump Administration Plans U.N. Meeting to Ramp Up the International Drug War
Samuel Oakford | theintercept.com | 2018-09-18
Donald Trump plans to open the U.N. General Assembly with a meeting to rally likeminded countries to crack down on drugs. | The post Trump Administration Plans U.N. Meeting to Ramp Up the International Drug War appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/18/un-d…

US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
USS 'Harry S. Truman' is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week's drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.
rt.com/usa/438740-uss-harry-trum…

Liberal stars land sick burns on Trump & Kavanaugh at Emmys… get worst-ever ratings
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
Hosts and nominees alike paraded their views on a constellation of political issues — from sexual harassment to Supreme Court nominations — throughout the most prestigious US TV awards. Not many tuned in to watch.
rt.com/usa/438773-emmy-awards-lo…

As Blasey Ford Alleges Kavanaugh Assaulted Her, Will Senate Repeat Mistakes Made with Anita Hill?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-17
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to accuse President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, throwing his nomination into question in the days before the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on it. Blasey Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University in California and says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. She at first expected her story to be kept confidential, but changed her mind after it leaked. She now says she is willing to testify about her experience. In an interview published Sunday by The Washington Post, Ford said that in the…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/17/d…

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