Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

2018-09-24: News Headlines

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-24). To Secure Peace Between the Koreas, US Must Declare an End to the War. truthout.org A historic opportunity to end the seven-decade Korean War is suddenly within reach. The world witnessed world-class peacemaking between North and South Korea last week at the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared "a Korean Peninsula free of war" and "a nuclear-free Korean peninsula." But peacemaking between the two Koreas alone is not enough: The success of this process also rests on progress between Washington and Pyongyang, and particularly on the signing of a peace treaty to end the Korean War. | To a packed audience of 150,000 North Koreans wildly cheering on their feet on September 20 at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, President Moon affirmed, "We have lived together for 5,000 years and been separated for 70 years. We must live together as one people."

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-24). As Koreas Make Peace, Will Trump End the War? therealnews.com At their third summit, the leaders of North and South Korea made new progress in their historic effort to bring peace to the Peninsula. But for North Korea to denuclearize, is the US prepared to formally end the Korean War, and withdraw US forces? We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

GeoPolitics Alert (2018-09-24). Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel. iranian.com With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […]

Eva Bartlett (2018-09-24). Damascus Trade Fair and Festival of the Cross Mark the Return of Peace to Much of Syria. mintpressnews.com Eva Bartlett attends the Damascus International Trade fair and the annual Maaloula Festival of the Cross to see how Syrians in areas liberated from jihadi rule are defiantly celebrating their new found freedoms.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-24). Russian S-300 Air Defense System May Make Syria "Untouchable," But Israel Seems Ready to Test It. mintpressnews.com With the US support for Israel unwavering under the Trump administration, Israel may risk sparking a larger war in Syria knowing that the Americans will likely back them — no matter the cost.

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-24). Russia's Statement Regarding "Countermeasures" to Israeli "Recklessness" Might Not be the Salvation for Syria. globalresearch.ca The Russian Defense Minister's announcement of his country's countermeasures to "Israeli" recklessness in Syria shouldn't be celebrated right away as the country's salvation from foreign conventional aggression because the situation isn't as clear-cut as some will expectedly simplify it as….

Brian Kalman (2018-09-24). Before Pointing its Finger at Russia and Syria, the U.S. Should Answer for Its Own Chemical and Biological Weapons Record. globalresearch.ca The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned …

South Front (2018-09-24). Video: Turkish Strategy in Syria: Military Operations, Proxies and Idlib Issue. globalresearch.ca General Analysis of the Situation | In order to understand Turkey's approach toward the conflict in Syria, one first needs to explain the military situation there as of September 2018. | There are localized clashes between militant groups led by Hayat Tahrir …

South Front (2018-09-24). Russia Is Going to Start the Production of Construction Materials and Cars in Syria. globalresearch.ca On September 21st, the Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov announced the country's plans to start production of construction materials and cars in Syria, which are to be exported to third countries. | As cited by TASS …

RT (2018-09-24). Russia To Supply S-300 To Syria Within 2 Weeks. iranian.com Within two weeks Russia will deliver to Damascus an S-300 air defense system, previously suspended on a request by Israel. It comes as part of response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane amid an Israeli air raid on Syria. Moscow accused Tel Aviv of failing to inform Russia about its impending attack on […]

William Blum (2018-09-24). The New Iraq WMD: Russian Interference in US Elections. counterpunch.org The Washington Post has a regular "fact checker", Glenn Kessler, who checks the accuracy of statements made by politicians and other public figures. On September 3 he announced that President Trump's first 592 days in office had produced 4,713 false or misleading claims; that's about 8 per day. The article included a list of the types of More

Zero Hedge (2018-09-24). "The US Will Bear Responsibility": China Furious After US Sanctions Beijing for Buying Russian Weapons. globalresearch.ca It has been barely two weeks since China joined Russia in the "Vostok" war games, the largest display of Eurasian military might since 1981 when the Soviet Union was still a global superpower, and already the US has found an …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-09-24). Deputy AG Rosenstein Offered His Verbal Resignation to John Kelly in Anticipation of Being Fired by Trump: Report. alternet.org CNN's Laura Jarrett reports Rosenstein is "expected to be fired today. " | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has offered his verbal resignation to Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reports. According to Axios' Jonathan Swan, the deputy attorney general—who overseas the investigation into Russian interf. . .

Federico Pieraccini (2018-09-24). Tensions Grow as China, Russia and Iran Lead the Way Towards a New Multipolar World Order. globalresearch.ca Military and economic tensions are increasing due to the ramped up warlike stance of the US establishment. The impossibility of halting the shifting world order in favour of prolonging the unipolar moment has left the US deep state reaching for …

Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2018-09-24). Publicist Who Helped Set Up June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Believes Don Jr 'Did It for Daddy'. alternet.org Rob Goldstone said special counsel Robert Mueller's team asked about his role in setting up the first meeting, | British music publicist who set up the infamous Trump Tower meeting between top campaign staffers and a Russian attorney says he has little doubt Donald Trump was aware of the gathering. Rob Goldstone said he was asked to set up the June 9, 2016, meeting by pop start Emin Agalarov on behalf of his father Aras Agalarov, one of Russia's wealthi. . .

Zero Hedge (2018-09-24). UK Begged Trump Not to Declassify Russia Docs; Cited "Grave Concerns" Over Steele Involvement. globalresearch.ca The British government "expressed grave concerns" to the US government over the declassification and release of material related to the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the New York Times. President Trump ordered a wide swath of materials "immediately" declassified "without …

THWPGB (2018-09-24). Xinjiang : The New Great Game. counterpunch.org The world crossed a geopolitical watershed at the end of 2017. That was when the American Empire officially declared China its No.1 national-security threat, alongside Russia. Since then, Washington has spared no effort to confront and contain China on multiple fronts. These include an intensifying trade war, bans on Chinese acquisitions of US assets, a More

Jon Jeter (2018-09-24). The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America's Class War. mintpressnews.com The neoliberal approach to handling a dire economic downturn may soon produce a political crisis, reminiscent of the debt crisis that led to Hitler's rise 80 years ago. The political class seems to be taking note: the stark inequality reflected in the soaring stock market and shrinking paychecks is unsustainable.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-24). Report: Senate Aides Knew of Second Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Claim & Tried to Rush His Confirmation. democracynow.org Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for the immediate postponement of the nomination proceedings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a second woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by the judge. Deborah Ramirez, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, has accused him of exposing himself and thrusting his penis into her face during a college party in a dorm room. Ramirez spoke on the record to The New Yorker and is now calling on the FBI to investigate her allegations. The New Yorker revealed Republican Senate aides learned of Ramirez's allegations last week and responded by try…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-24). Dr. Blasey Ford's High School Alums Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh. truthout.org Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was 15 years old and he was 17 years old. More than 1,100 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland prep school that Blasey Ford graduated from in 1984, have signed a letter in support of her sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh, saying they are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. In a letter, they wrote, "It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation's highest court. Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves." We speak with Holton-Arms School alumna Alexis Goldstein in Washington, DC. She helped organize the letter campaign in support of Blasey Ford. | Please check back later for full transcript.

SouthFront (2018-09-24). U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes. mintpressnews.com The US currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-24). "Survivors Must Be Heard": 1,100 Alumnae of Dr. Blasey Ford's H.S. Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh. democracynow.org Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was 15 years old and he was 17 years old. More than 1,100 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland prep school that Blasey Ford graduated from in 1984, have signed a letter in support of her sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh, saying they are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. In a letter, they wrote, "It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination t…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-24). Second Sexual Assault Allegation Intensifies Opposition to Kavanaugh. truthout.org Accusing Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of attempting a "cover-up" after yet another woman came forward late Sunday and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault — an allegation the GOP has reportedly known about for nearly a week — Democrats demanded the confirmation process be put on hold until federal investigators complete a full probe of the womens' claims while progressive critics went further and called for his impeachment from the judicial seat he currently holds. | "If Republicans have blocked an FBI investigation, bullied Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford, and tried to 'plow right through' and put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court — all while holding onto credible information about a second sexual misconduct claim — then this isn't a confirmation," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote on Twitter. "It's a cover-up." | Shortly after Jane Mayer and…

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-09-24). Party Like It's 1991: Conservatives Reboot the Anita Hill 'Nutty and Slutty' Counterattack. alternet.org Smearing Anita Hill as "nutty and slutty" worked wonders in the '90s, so conservatives are doing it all over again | In 1991, when law school professor Anita Hill stepped forward to tell her story about being sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, the right-wing noise machine sprung into action, ready to slander the even-keeled, intelligent Hill as a hysterical bimbo who was lying, delusional and/or perverted. Months, even years, after Thomas. . .

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-24). In Face of Supreme Court Ruling, Hartford Moves to Regulate Anti-Choice Clinics. truthout.org Officials in Hartford, Connecticut, rolled out an ordinance Wednesday to prevent deceptive advertising practices at faith-based pregnancy centers that use anti-choice propaganda to target those seeking abortion and contraception services. | They're hopeful the ordinance will stand up to court scrutiny despite the recent US Supreme Court ruling supporting anti-choice clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, in California. | "We are confident our ordinance can withstand legal challenge because it is more narrowly crafted than California's law was," Howard Rifkin, the city's legal counsel, told Rewire.News. "We require only that these centers disclose whether they have medically licensed personnel providing or supervising services. We do not require additional disclosures about what services they may or may not offer." | Effective October 1, the ordinance requires pregnancy centers to disclose to prospective clients if they do…

Barry Brown (2018-09-24). Pot as Political Speech. counterpunch.org In a recent Politico article about cannabis concerns along the U.S.-Canada border, a senior American border official warned that Canadians who operate or invest in legal Canadian marijuana companies could be banned for life from entering the United States. Todd Owen, executive assistant for Field Operations told the news site that the U.S. federal government More

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-24). Chechnya Forms Concentration Camps for Gays. alternet.org Chechnya has begun the torture of LGBTQ people, creating the first concentration camps in Europe since World War II. | According to a report in The Week, 100 gay men were detained — and three killed — in concentration camps in the last week. Those detained in the camps are forced to agree to leave Chechnya.

Margaret Flowers (2018-09-24). All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It? globalresearch.ca Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. | In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations …

J. Michael Springmann (2018-09-24). The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? iranian.com Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […]

teleSUR (2018-09-24). Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Will 'Denounce Aberrant Blockade' To UN. telesurtv.net President Diaz-Canel says he'll "denounce the aberrant blockade policy" imposed by the U.S. on Cuba in front of the UN, saying Trump is inciting Cold War.

Gary Leupp (2018-09-24). All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media). counterpunch.org UNESCO (2018-09-24). UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills. iranian.com 'The Consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL' (International computer driving licence) programme from the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), was awarded on September 5th one of the five 2018 International Literacy Prizes, the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. LMO actively promotes literacy and continuing education through a range of programmes for […]

Special to PeoplesWorld (2018-09-24). This week in history: The Milwaukee 14 destroy 10,000 draft files. peoplesworld.org Fifty years ago, after office hours on September 24, 1968, a group of 14 men in Milwaukee entered the Brumder Building at 135 W. Wells St., armed with burlap bags. The building housed nine different draft boards in the offices of the Selective Service Administration. The men gathered up files on draft registrants with 1A classifications—meaning they would be among the next class of inductees to be drafted into the war in Vietnam—and stuffed them into the bags. | The 14 proceeded down to the street below, where in a square dedicated to the memories of WWII dead, they poured homemade napalm over the bags and lit them on fire. They destroyed the draft files on some 10,000 young men, all of whom might otherwise have been swept into the maw of death and injury in an imperialist war halfway around the globe.

Lobelog (2018-09-24). Trump's Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials. iranian.com More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent a Nuclear Weapon. Assessing the Trump Administration's Iran Strategy September 2018 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Trump Administration's Iran […]

Staff (2018-09-24). GOP Reportedly Knew of Second Accuser While Pushing for Kavanaugh. truthdig.com A new report from the New Yorker indicates Republicans were made aware of the accusations last week and called for a committee vote anyway.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-24). Dr. Barbara Ransby: What the Defamation of Anita Hill Can Teach Us About the Kavanaugh Hearings. democracynow.org News that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has prompted many to warn senators not to repeat the mistakes of the Anita Hill hearings of 1991, when Hill was questioned by an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee over her allegations that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace. In the weeks after Hill testified, nearly 1,600 black feminists organized as "African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" and signed a manifesto published in an advertisement in The New York Times. We speak with histo…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-24). Headlines for September 24, 2018. democracynow.org Feinstein Calls for Postponing Kavanaugh Nomination Process After Second Woman Speaks Out, Trump Questions Blasey Ford's Attempted Rape Claim, Trump Admin to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants Who Collect Public Assistance, NYT: Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording President Trump, Iran Blames U.S. & Gulf States After 29 Die in Attack on Military Parade, Giuliani: The Overthrow of Iran's Government Is "Going to Happen", Coal Ash Spill Reported in Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Pompeo Warns U.S. Preparing "Series of Actions" Targeting Venezuela, 20,000 March in Switzerland for Equal Pay for Women, Cruz and O'Ro…

Zhivko Illeieff (2018-09-24). The Millennial Label: Distinguishing Facts from Fiction. counterpunch.org If you are reading this in the near future, perhaps sometime after 2035, you may not know who or what defined the millennial generation. Was it society? The science community? Politicians? Marketers? Don't worry, many of us living in 2018 have no idea either. While some of us are aware of the common definition of More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-24). What the Defamation of Anita Hill Can Teach Us About the Kavanaugh Hearings. truthout.org News that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has prompted many to warn senators not to repeat the mistakes of the Anita Hill hearings of 1991, when Hill was questioned by an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee over her allegations that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace. In the weeks after Hill testified, nearly 1,600 Black feminists organized as "African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" and signed a manifesto published in an advertisement in The New York Times. We speak with historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby, one of the initiators of the manifesto, who is now a professor of African American studies, gender and women's studies and history at the University of Illinois, Chicago. | Please check back later for full transcript.

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-24). Fourth Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Is Speaking to Authorities in Maryland: Report. alternet.org The floodgates are opening. | On Monday, the Montgomery County Sentinel reported that authorities in Montgomery County, Maryland are looking into a fourth potential allegation of assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "While investigators weren't specific and spoke on background, they said they are looking at allegations again. . .

Tasnim News (2018-09-24). Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships. iranian.com Saeid Mollaei from Iran claimed a gold medal in the men's -81kg weight division of the 2018 World Judo Championships on Sunday. Mollaei defeated Sotaro Fujiwara of Japan in the final match in 80 seconds. It was Iran's first gold medal in World Championships in fifteen years. German judoka Alexander Wieczerzak and Vedat Albayrak of […]

ZeroHedge (2018-09-24). China's "Peace Ark" Makes Historic Visit to Venezuela After Maduro Visits Beijing. mintpressnews.com Perhaps China's hospital ship currently moored in Venezuela is a direct message to Washington that invasion of the Latin American country is not a viable option.

TeleSur English (2018-09-24). China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.

Tehran Times (2018-09-24). Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani. iranian.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the current U.S. administration has adopted a unilateral and extreme nationalistic ideologies and in such a situation Iran has many things to say at the UN General Assembly. "They respect no agreement. They respect neither the (UN) Human Rights Council nor economic agreements and the Paris (climate) […]

Simon Pirani (2018-09-24). The Road Away From Fossil Fuels. globalresearch.ca President Andrzej Duda's authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change. | Poland's so-called climate policy – to aim for "carbon …

GeoPolitics Alert (2018-09-24). Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel. iranian.com With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […]

RT (2018-09-24). Journalists who dropped the ball on Iraq war still working, now targeting Syria & Iran. rt.com Hawkish journalists who loudly backed the invasion of Iraq continue to dominate US mainstream media and are calling for war again. One is even a regarded as a credible chemical weapons expert for Fox News.

wsws (2018-09-24). Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero's "refounding" of Fourth International. wsws.org Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.

RT (2018-09-24). US President Donald Trump says he expects to hold second North Korea summit 'quite soon'. rt.com Donald Trump is expecting to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time "quite soon." The US president did not elaborate on a possible venue or date for such a meeting.

RT (2018-09-24). Russia To Supply S-300 To Syria Within 2 Weeks. iranian.com Within two weeks Russia will deliver to Damascus an S-300 air defense system, previously suspended on a request by Israel. It comes as part of response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane amid an Israeli air raid on Syria. Moscow accused Tel Aviv of failing to inform Russia about its impending attack on […]

RT (2018-09-24). 'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'. rt.com As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous.

Tasnim News (2018-09-24). Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships. iranian.com Saeid Mollaei from Iran claimed a gold medal in the men's -81kg weight division of the 2018 World Judo Championships on Sunday. Mollaei defeated Sotaro Fujiwara of Japan in the final match in 80 seconds. It was Iran's first gold medal in World Championships in fifteen years. German judoka Alexander Wieczerzak and Vedat Albayrak of […]

UNESCO (2018-09-24). UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills. iranian.com 'The Consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL' (International computer driving licence) programme from the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), was awarded on September 5th one of the five 2018 International Literacy Prizes, the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. LMO actively promotes literacy and continuing education through a range of programmes for […]

The Iranian (2018-09-24). Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing. iranian.com Additional coverage: Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20 | Jerusalem Post Russian Defense Ministry's Statement on Il-20 Downing Justified, Balanced – MP | Sputnik News Russia: Israel to Blame for Downed Plane Over Syria, Deliberately Misled Us | Haaretz

Impeach Kavanaugh (2018-09-24). 76 Reasons To Oppose The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh. indybay.org 100 civil rights groups, 25 major enviornmental groups, hundreds of women's groups, Native American tribes, civil libertarians, abolitionists, | animal rights coalitions, peace networks, etc oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…

Tehran Times (2018-09-24). Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani. iranian.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the current U.S. administration has adopted a unilateral and extreme nationalistic ideologies and in such a situation Iran has many things to say at the UN General Assembly. "They respect no agreement. They respect neither the (UN) Human Rights Council nor economic agreements and the Paris (climate) […]

Lobelog (2018-09-24). Trump's Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials. iranian.com More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent a Nuclear Weapon. Assessing the Trump Administration's Iran Strategy September 2018 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Trump Administration's Iran […]

wsws (2018-09-24). Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran. wsws.org Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday's attack.

J. Michael Springmann (2018-09-24). The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? iranian.com Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […]

Labor Video Project (2018-09-24). 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.

Randi Nord (2018-09-24). US Anti-Iran Summit Coincided with Foreign-Based Terror Attack in Iran Killing 25. mintpressnews.com Tehran — Terrorists in Iran launched an attack on a parade on Saturday killing 25 — including a four-year-old girl. Unsurprisingly, the group claiming responsibility for the massacre has links to foreign entities in Saudi Arabia and their allies. | Also on Saturday, Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spoke at an "Iran Uprising Summit" in New York City's Time Square supporting efforts to overthrow Iran's revolutionary government. The summit included supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and other groups that share Washington's goal of overthrowing Tehran. | "The people of Iran obviously have now had enough," Giuliani said on Saturday. "The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution." | Giuliani spoke to members of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, a group Washington only…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

History News Network (2018-09-23). Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About the Dangers of Donald Trump. alternet.org "It will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs. " | In 1838, when he was a twenty-nine-year-old Illinois state legislator, Abraham Lincoln foresaw the coming of Donald Trump. Lincoln warned of him, or someone like him, in a speech championing the rule of law over racist-driven mob rule. He was addressing the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield,. . .

Zero Hedge (2018-09-23). OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production. iranian.com Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at […]

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-09-23). Brett Kavanaugh is the Poster Boy for GOP Bad Faith Politics. Here's How Progressives Can Fight Back — And Win. alternet.org Conservatives have spent the last half century waging a one-sided war to take over America's courts. | Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers has created an epic test for the nation, as well as our government. We've had 27 years to learn from the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, and governing Republicans, for one, certainly have: They've learned how to be even more ruthles. . .

Joan McCarter, Daily Kos (2018-09-23). Lawyer Michael Avenatti Says He Represents a Third Woman with 'Credible Information' on Kavanaugh. alternet.org Michael Avenatti also demanded Brett Kavanaugh's nomination be withdrawn. | A Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with allegations of assault their freshmen year of college. She describes to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer a dorm party in which the two with several others were playing a drinking game. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F. B. I. to investigate Kavanaugh's role in the incident. "I would think an F. B. I. investigation would be warranted," she said. Ramirez and her lawyers have been in. . .

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-23). Lindsey Graham Says He's Made Up His Mind to Vote for Kavanaugh Regardless of Christine Blasey Ford Allegations. alternet.org It's all happening. | Lindsey Graham has decided in advance of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that he will not change his mind on Kavanaugh, no matter what she brings to the table. On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Graham laid out his opinion on the Ford accusation, saying "you can't bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn't even get a warrant. What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy's. . .

Hatewatch Staff (2018-09-23). Hatewatch Headlines 9/24/2018. splcenter.org Amazon's library of white nationalist screeds; PayPal bans Alex Jones, Infowars; Hate crime suspect dies in wild Miami shootout; and more.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-09-23). White House Leakers Suggest Kavanaugh is Struggling with Questions About Drinking and Sex Life During Hearing Prep. alternet.org Brett Kavanaugh is reportedly growing frustrated with White House prep. | White House leakers suggested over the weekend that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is struggling with questions about his personal life in prep sessions for upcoming testimony, possibly paving the way to withdraw his nomination. Sources familiar with the prep sessions told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh Julia Conley (2018-09-23). Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly. iranian.com America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world…and thinks it can act based on brute force. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two […]

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-09-23). Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'. alternet.org "We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House—and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions—is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .

RFE (2018-09-23). Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government. iranian.com Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, says U.S. sanctions are causing economic pain on Iran that will eventually lead to the downfall of the Tehran government. "I don't know when we're going to overthrow them," Giuliani said at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities in New […]

Mehr News Agency (2018-09-23). Ahvaz Parade Attack Terrorists Trained In Two Persian Gulf Littoral States. iranian.com A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the terrorists have been trained in two Persian Gulf littoral states, with the help of US and Mossad, and enter the Islamic Republic. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]hekarchi told media outlets that at 9 am this morning, the army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-23). Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran? globalresearch.ca On Saturday, a terrorist attack at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran killed at least 29 individuals, around five dozen others injured, many seriously, military personnel and innocent civilians targeted. | Mostly civilians were harmed, including women and children, the death …

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

Siddhartha Mitter (2018-09-23). This Blessed Plot: Art Untangles Conspiracy at the Met Breuer. theintercept.com Mark Lombardi would have had a field day. If the American conceptual artist, who took his own life in 2000, had lived a little longer, he would have witnessed Bush versus Gore, with its lawyer armies and hanging chads; and of course the September 11 attacks and launch of the so-called war on terror, which would have fed even further his obsessional interest in the nefarious networks that structure our lives. | Scouring the newspapers to document the plots of his time — the savings and loan scandal, Whitewater, the Vatican bank — and filling thousands of index cards, Lombardi produced large, elegant drawings, all circles and arced lines, with precise notations in red and black pencil. It was data art for the late-analog age, literally connecting the dots: who transacted with whom, who was linked by hierarchy or common allegiance. In part,…

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-09-23). Iran President Blames US-Backed Gulf State for Terror Attack — And Vows to Confront Trump at UN General Assembly. alternet.org "America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world. " | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U. S. -backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U. S. over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. The attack took p. . .

RT (2018-09-23). 'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack. rt.com The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.

Julia Conley (2018-09-23). Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly. iranian.com America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world…and thinks it can act based on brute force. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two […]

Zero Hedge (2018-09-23). OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production. iranian.com Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at […]

RFE (2018-09-23). Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government. iranian.com Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, says U.S. sanctions are causing economic pain on Iran that will eventually lead to the downfall of the Tehran government. "I don't know when we're going to overthrow them," Giuliani said at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities in New […]

Amir Parstabar (2018-09-23). AHVAZ. iranian.com

Mehr News Agency (2018-09-23). Ahvaz Parade Attack Terrorists Trained In Two Persian Gulf Littoral States. iranian.com A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the terrorists have been trained in two Persian Gulf littoral states, with the help of US and Mossad, and enter the Islamic Republic. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]hekarchi told media outlets that at 9 am this morning, the army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under […]

Consortiumnews (2018-09-22). The New York Times as Judge and Jury. consortiumnews.com Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We've seen it before: … Read more →

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-22). Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right. iranian.com Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […]

wsws (2018-09-22). New documents on Yeltsin-Clinton conversations further expose US "meddling" in Russian politics. wsws.org The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-22). Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right. iranian.com Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […]

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-21). In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran. therealnews.com At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018-09-24: Social Media Postees

Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel
GeoPolitics Alert | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […] | The post Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel appeared first on The Ira…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/turkey-attempts-to-repair-relations-with-israel/

Video: Turkish Strategy in Syria: Military Operations, Proxies and Idlib Issue
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
General Analysis of the Situation | In order to understand Turkey's approach toward the conflict in Syria, one first needs to explain the military situation there as of September 2018. | There are localized clashes between militant groups led by Hayat Tahrir … | The post Video: Turkish Strategy in Syria: Military Operations, Proxies and Idlib Issue appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-strategy-in-syria-military-operations-proxies-and-idlib-issue/5655017

Russian S-300 Air Defense System May Make Syria "Untouchable," But Israel Seems Ready to Test It
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
With the US support for Israel unwavering under the Trump administration, Israel may risk sparking a larger war in Syria knowing that the Americans will likely back them — no matter the cost. | The post Russian S-300 Air Defense System May Make Syria "Untouchable," But Israel Seems Ready to Test It appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/new-russian-s-300-air-defense-system-to-make-syria-untouchable-but-israel-seems-ready-to-test-it/249774/

Russia Is Going to Start the Production of Construction Materials and Cars in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
On September 21st, the Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov announced the country's plans to start production of construction materials and cars in Syria, which are to be exported to third countries. | As cited by TASS … | The post Russia Is Going to Start the Production of Construction Materials and Cars in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/russia-is-going-to-start-the-production-of-construction-materials-and-cars-in-syria/5655060

Damascus Trade Fair and Festival of the Cross Mark the Return of Peace to Much of Syria
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
Eva Bartlett attends the Damascus International Trade fair and the annual Maaloula Festival of the Cross to see how Syrians in areas liberated from jihadi rule are defiantly celebrating their new found freedoms. | The post Damascus Trade Fair and Festival of the Cross Mark the Return of Peace to Much of Syria appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/damascus-trade-fair-and-christian-festival-mark-return-of-peace-to-syria/249731/

To Secure Peace Between the Koreas, US Must Declare an End to the War
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-09-24
A historic opportunity to end the seven-decade Korean War is suddenly within reach. The world witnessed world-class peacemaking between North and South Korea last week at the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared "a Korean Peninsula free of war" and "a nuclear-free Korean peninsula." But peacemaking between the two Koreas alone is not enough: The success of this process also rests on progress between Washington and Pyongyang, and particularly on the signing of a peace treaty to end the Korean War. | To a packed audience of 150,000 North Koreans wildly cheering on their feet on September 20 at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, President Moon affirmed, "We have lived together for 5,000 years and been separated for 70 years. We must live together as one people."
truthout.org/articles/to-secure-peace-between-the-koreas-us-must-declare-an-end-to-the-war/

The New Iraq WMD: Russian Interference in US Elections
William Blum | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-24
The Washington Post has a regular "fact checker", Glenn Kessler, who checks the accuracy of statements made by politicians and other public figures. On September 3 he announced that President Trump's first 592 days in office had produced 4,713 false or misleading claims; that's about 8 per day. The article included a list of the types of…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/24/the-new-iraq-wmd-russian-interference-in-us-elections/

Deputy AG Rosenstein Offered His Verbal Resignation to John Kelly in Anticipation of Being Fired by Trump: Report
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
CNN's Laura Jarrett reports Rosenstein is "expected to be fired today. " | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has offered his verbal resignation to Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reports. According to Axios' Jonathan Swan, the deputy attorney general–who overseas the investigation into Russian interf. . .
alternet.org/deputy-ag-rosenstein-offered-his-verbal-resignation-john-kelly-anticipation-being-fired-trump-report

Xinjiang : The New Great Game
THWPGB | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-24
The world crossed a geopolitical watershed at the end of 2017. That was when the American Empire officially declared China its No.1 national-security threat, alongside Russia. Since then, Washington has spared no effort to confront and contain China on multiple fronts. These include an intensifying trade war, bans on Chinese acquisitions of US assets, a…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/24/xinjiang-the-new-great-game/

Tensions Grow as China, Russia and Iran Lead the Way Towards a New Multipolar World Order
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
Military and economic tensions are increasing due to the ramped up warlike stance of the US establishment. The impossibility of halting the shifting world order in favour of prolonging the unipolar moment has left the US deep state reaching for … | The post Tensions Grow as China, Russia and Iran Lead the Way Towards a New Multipolar World Order appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/tensions-grow-as-china-russia-and-iran-lead-the-way-towards-a-new-multipolar-world-order/5655034

Publicist Who Helped Set Up June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Believes Don Jr 'Did It for Daddy'
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
Rob Goldstone said special counsel Robert Mueller's team asked about his role in setting up the first meeting, | British music publicist who set up the infamous Trump Tower meeting between top campaign staffers and a Russian attorney says he has little doubt Donald Trump was aware of the gathering. Rob Goldstone said he was asked to set up the June 9, 2016, meeting by pop start Emin Agalarov on behalf of his father Aras Agalarov, one of Russia's wealthi. . .
alternet.org/publicist-who-helped-set-june-2016-trump-tower-meeting-believes-don-jr-did-it-daddy

UK Begged Trump Not to Declassify Russia Docs; Cited "Grave Concerns" Over Steele Involvement
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
The British government "expressed grave concerns" to the US government over the declassification and release of material related to the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the New York Times. President Trump ordered a wide swath of materials "immediately" declassified "without … | The post UK Begged Trump Not to Declassify Russia Docs; Cited "Grave Con…
globalresearch.ca/uk-begged-trump-not-to-declassify-russia-docs-cited-grave-concerns-over-steele-involvement/5655021

"The US Will Bear Responsibility": China Furious After US Sanctions Beijing for Buying Russian Weapons
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
It has been barely two weeks since China joined Russia in the "Vostok" war games, the largest display of Eurasian military might since 1981 when the Soviet Union was still a global superpower, and already the US has found an … | The post "The US Will Bear Responsibility": China Furious After US Sanctions Beijing for B…
globalresearch.ca/the-us-will-bear-responsibility-china-furious-after-us-sanctions-beijing-for-buying-russian-weapons/5655009

"Survivors Must Be Heard": 1,100 Alumnae of Dr. Blasey Ford's H.S. Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-24
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was 15 years old and he was 17 years old. More than 1,100 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland prep school that Blasey Ford graduated from in 1984, have signed a letter in support of her sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh, saying they are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. In a letter, they wrote, "It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination t…
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The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America's Class War
Jon Jeter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
The neoliberal approach to handling a dire economic downturn may soon produce a political crisis, reminiscent of the debt crisis that led to Hitler's rise 80 years ago. The political class seems to be taking note: the stark inequality reflected in the soaring stock market and shrinking paychecks is unsustainable. | The post The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America's Class War appeared first on MintPress News
mintpressnews.com/the-dow-of-inequality-counting-the-casualties-of-americas-class-war/249757/

Second Sexual Assault Allegation Intensifies Opposition to Kavanaugh
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-24
Accusing Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of attempting a "cover-up" after yet another woman came forward late Sunday and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault — an allegation the GOP has reportedly known about for nearly a week — Democrats demanded the confirmation process be put on hold until federal investigators complete a full probe of the womens' claims while progressive critics went further and called for his impeachment from the judicial seat he currently holds. | "If Republicans have blocked an FBI investigation, bullied Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford, and tried to 'plow right through' and put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court — all while holding onto credible information about a second sexual misconduct claim — then this isn't a confirmation," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote on Twitter. "It's a cover-up." | Shortly after Jane Mayer and…
truthout.org/articles/second-sexual-assault-allegation-intensifies-opposition-to-kavanaugh/

UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills
UNESCO | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
'The Consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL' (International computer driving licence) programme from the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), was awarded on September 5th one of the five 2018 International Literacy Prizes, the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. LMO actively promotes literacy and continuing education through a range of programmes for […] | The post UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills appeared f…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/unesco-literacy-prize-awarded-to-project-from-iran/

This week in history: The Milwaukee 14 destroy 10,000 draft files
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-24
Fifty years ago, after office hours on September 24, 1968, a group of 14 men in Milwaukee entered the Brumder Building at 135 W. Wells St., armed with burlap bags. The building housed nine different draft boards in the offices of the Selective Service Administration. The men gathered up files on draft registrants with 1A classifications–meaning they would be among the next class of inductees to be drafted into the war in Vietnam–and stuffed them into the bags. | The 14 proceeded down to the street below, where in a square dedicated to the memories of WWII dead, they poured homemade napalm over the bags and lit them on fire. They destroyed the draft files on some 10,000 young men, all of whom might otherwise have been swept into the maw of death and injury in an imperialist war halfway around the globe.
peoplesworld.org/article/this-week-in-history-the-milwaukee-14-destroy-10000-draft-files/

Party Like It's 1991: Conservatives Reboot the Anita Hill 'Nutty and Slutty' Counterattack
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
Smearing Anita Hill as "nutty and slutty" worked wonders in the '90s, so conservatives are doing it all over again | In 1991, when law school professor Anita Hill stepped forward to tell her story about being sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, the right-wing noise machine sprung into action, ready to slander the even-keeled, intelligent Hill as a hysterical bimbo who was lying, delusional and/or perverted. Months, even years, after Thomas. . .
alternet.org/party-its-1991-conservatives-reboot-anita-hill-nutty-and-slutty-counterattack

Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Will 'Denounce Aberrant Blockade' To UN
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-24
President Diaz-Canel says he'll "denounce the aberrant blockade policy" imposed by the U.S. on Cuba in front of the UN, saying Trump is inciting Cold War.
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GOP Reportedly Knew of Second Accuser While Pushing for Kavanaugh
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-24
A new report from the New Yorker indicates Republicans were made aware of the accusations last week and called for a committee vote anyway. | The post GOP Reportedly Knew of Second Accuser While Pushing for Kavanaugh appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/gop-knew-of-second-allegation-while-pushing-for-kavanaugh/

Dr. Blasey Ford's High School Alums Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-24
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was 15 years old and he was 17 years old. More than 1,100 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland prep school that Blasey Ford graduated from in 1984, have signed a letter in support of her sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh, saying they are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. In a letter, they wrote, "It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation's highest court. Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves." We speak with Holton-Arms School alumna Alexis Goldstein in Washington, DC. She helped organize the letter campaign in support of Blasey Ford. | Please check back later for full transcript. | The post Dr. Blasey Ford's High School Alums Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh appeared first on Truthout.
truthout.org/video/dr-blasey-fords-high-school-alums-demand-fbi-investigate-kavanaugh/

All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. | In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations … | The post All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/all-wars-are-illegal-so-what-do-we-do-about-it/5655037

In Face of Supreme Court Ruling, Hartford Moves to Regulate Anti-Choice Clinics
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-24
Officials in Hartford, Connecticut, rolled out an ordinance Wednesday to prevent deceptive advertising practices at faith-based pregnancy centers that use anti-choice propaganda to target those seeking abortion and contraception services. | They're hopeful the ordinance will stand up to court scrutiny despite the recent US Supreme Court ruling supporting anti-choice clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, in California. | "We are confident our ordinance can withstand legal challenge because it is more narrowly crafted than California's law was," Howard Rifkin, the city's legal counsel, told Rewire.News. "We require only that these centers disclose whether they have medically licensed personnel providing or supervising services. We do not require additional disclosures about what services they may or may not offer." | Effective October 1, the ordinance requires pregnancy centers to disclose to prospective clients if they do…
truthout.org/articles/in-face-of-supreme-court-ruling-hartford-moves-to-regulate-anti-choice-clinics/

The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands?
J. Michael Springmann | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […] | The post The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/23/the-ahvaz-terror-attack/

The Millennial Label: Distinguishing Facts from Fiction
Zhivko Illeieff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-24
If you are reading this in the near future, perhaps sometime after 2035, you may not know who or what defined the millennial generation. Was it society? The science community? Politicians? Marketers? Don't worry, many of us living in 2018 have no idea either. While some of us are aware of the common definition of…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/24/the-millennial-label-distinguishing-facts-from-fiction/

Dr. Barbara Ransby: What the Defamation of Anita Hill Can Teach Us About the Kavanaugh Hearings
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-24
News that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has prompted many to warn senators not to repeat the mistakes of the Anita Hill hearings of 1991, when Hill was questioned by an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee over her allegations that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace. In the weeks after Hill testified, nearly 1,600 black feminists organized as "African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" and signed a manifesto published in an advertisement in The New York Times. We speak with histo…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/24/d…

U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
The US currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country. | The post U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/us-war-crimes/249716/

Fourth Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Is Speaking to Authorities in Maryland: Report
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
The floodgates are opening. | On Monday, the Montgomery County Sentinel reported that authorities in Montgomery County, Maryland are looking into a fourth potential allegation of assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "While investigators weren't specific and spoke on background, they said they are looking at allegations again. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/brett-kavanaugh-fourth-accuser-maryland

Report: Senate Aides Knew of Second Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Claim & Tried to Rush His Confirmation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-24
Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for the immediate postponement of the nomination proceedings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a second woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by the judge. Deborah Ramirez, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, has accused him of exposing himself and thrusting his penis into her face during a college party in a dorm room. Ramirez spoke on the record to The New Yorker and is now calling on the FBI to investigate her allegations. The New Yorker revealed Republican Senate aides learned of Ramirez's allegations last week and responded by try…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/24/r…

What the Defamation of Anita Hill Can Teach Us About the Kavanaugh Hearings
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-24
News that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has prompted many to warn senators not to repeat the mistakes of the Anita Hill hearings of 1991, when Hill was questioned by an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee over her allegations that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace. In the weeks after Hill testified, nearly 1,600 Black feminists organized as "African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" and signed a manifesto published in an advertisement in The New York Times. We speak with historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby, one of the initiators of the manifesto, who is now a professor of African American studies, gender and women's studies and history at the University of Illinois, Chicago. | Please check back later for full transcript. | The post What the Defamation of Anita Hill Can Teach Us About the Kavanaugh Hearings appeared first on Truthout.
truthout.org/video/what-the-defamation-of-anita-hill-can-teach-us-about-the-kavanaugh-hearings/

Chechnya Forms Concentration Camps for Gays
Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
Chechnya has begun the torture of LGBTQ people, creating the first concentration camps in Europe since World War II. | According to a report in The Week, 100 gay men were detained — and three killed — in concentration camps in the last week. Those detained in the camps are forced to agree to leave Chechnya.
alternet.org/chechnya-forms-concentration-camps-gays

Pot as Political Speech
Barry Brown | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-24
In a recent Politico article about cannabis concerns along the U.S.-Canada border, a senior American border official warned that Canadians who operate or invest in legal Canadian marijuana companies could be banned for life from entering the United States. Todd Owen, executive assistant for Field Operations told the news site that the U.S. federal government…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/24/pot-as-political-speech/

China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-09-24
A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14063

China's "Peace Ark" Makes Historic Visit to Venezuela After Maduro Visits Beijing
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
Perhaps China's hospital ship currently moored in Venezuela is a direct message to Washington that invasion of the Latin American country is not a viable option. | The post China's "Peace Ark" Makes Historic Visit to Venezuela After Maduro Visits Beijing appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/china-peace-ark-venezuela/249709/

The Road Away From Fossil Fuels
Simon Pirani | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-24
President Andrzej Duda's authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change. | Poland's so-called climate policy – to aim for "carbon … | The post The Road Away From Fossil Fuels appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-road-away-from-fossil-fuels/5655013

US Anti-Iran Summit Coincided with Foreign-Based Terror Attack in Iran Killing 25
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-24
Tehran — Terrorists in Iran launched an attack on a parade on Saturday killing 25 — including a four-year-old girl. Unsurprisingly, the group claiming responsibility for the massacre has links to foreign entities in Saudi Arabia and their allies. | Also on Saturday, Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spoke at an "Iran Uprising Summit" in New York City's Time Square supporting efforts to overthrow Iran's revolutionary government. The summit included supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and other groups that share Washington's goal of overthrowing Tehran. | "The people of Iran obviously have now had enough," Giuliani said on Saturday. "The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution." | Giuliani spoke to members of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, a group Washington only…
mintpressnews.com/iran-terror-attack/249714/

UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills
UNESCO | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
'The Consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL' (International computer driving licence) programme from the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), was awarded on September 5th one of the five 2018 International Literacy Prizes, the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. LMO actively promotes literacy and continuing education through a range of programmes for […] | The post UNESCO Literacy Prize Awarded To Project From Iran Promoting Literacy And Computer Skills appeared f…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/unesco-literacy-prize-awarded-to-project-from-iran/

Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero's "refounding" of Fourth International
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-24
Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

76 Reasons To Oppose The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh
Impeach Kavanaugh | indybay.org | 2018-09-24
100 civil rights groups, 25 major enviornmental groups, hundreds of women's groups, Native American tribes, civil libertarians, abolitionists, | animal rights coalitions, peace networks, etc oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/23/18817725.php

US President Donald Trump says he expects to hold second North Korea summit 'quite soon'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-24
Donald Trump is expecting to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time "quite soon." The US president did not elaborate on a possible venue or date for such a meeting.
rt.com/news/439217-trump-second-summit-kim/

'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-24
As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous.
rt.com/usa/439176-determined-win-trade-war/

Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Saeid Mollaei from Iran claimed a gold medal in the men's -81kg weight division of the 2018 World Judo Championships on Sunday. Mollaei defeated Sotaro Fujiwara of Japan in the final match in 80 seconds. It was Iran's first gold medal in World Championships in fifteen years. German judoka Alexander Wieczerzak and Vedat Albayrak of […] | The post Iran's Mollaei Wins Gold At World Judo Championships appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/23/irans-mollaei-wins-gold-at-world-judo-championships/

The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands?
J. Michael Springmann | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Violence. On September 22, 2018, "unknown" terrorists opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, near the Iraqi frontier. The march past marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which the U.S. was deeply involved. The supposed terrorists, some say from the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz", shot […] | The post The Ahvaz Terror Attack: Will Iran Give In To U.S., Israeli, And Saudi Demands? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/23/the-ahvaz-terror-attack/

Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-24
Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday's attack.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel
GeoPolitics Alert | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t seems some of Turkey's maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the country […] | The post Hedging Bets In Syria, Turkey Attempts To Repair Relations With Israel appeared first on The Ira…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/turkey-attempts-to-repair-relations-with-israel/

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 | 2018-09-24
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/2018/09/21/18817678.php

Journalists who dropped the ball on Iraq war still working, now targeting Syria & Iran
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-24
Hawkish journalists who loudly backed the invasion of Iraq continue to dominate US mainstream media and are calling for war again. One is even a regarded as a credible chemical weapons expert for Fox News.
rt.com/usa/439241-iraq-war-journalists-wmds/

Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Additional coverage: Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20 | Jerusalem Post Russian Defense Ministry's Statement on Il-20 Downing Justified, Balanced – MP | Sputnik News Russia: Israel to Blame for Downed Plane Over Syria, Deliberately Misled Us | Haaretz | The post Russian MoD Accuses Israeli Military Of Criminal Negligence — Watch The Official Briefing appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/russian-mod-accuses-israeli-military-of-criminal-negligence/

Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the current U.S. administration has adopted a unilateral and extreme nationalistic ideologies and in such a situation Iran has many things to say at the UN General Assembly. "They respect no agreement. They respect neither the (UN) Human Rights Council nor economic agreements and the Paris (climate) […] | The post Iran Has Many Things To Say At UN: Rouhani appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/iran-has-many-things-to-say-at-un-rouhani/

Russia To Supply S-300 To Syria Within 2 Weeks
RT | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Within two weeks Russia will deliver to Damascus an S-300 air defense system, previously suspended on a request by Israel. It comes as part of response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane amid an Israeli air raid on Syria. Moscow accused Tel Aviv of failing to inform Russia about its impending attack on […] | The post Russia To Supply S-300 To Syria Within 2 Weeks appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/russia-to-supply-s-300-to-syria/

Brett Kavanaugh is the Poster Boy for GOP Bad Faith Politics. Here's How Progressives Can Fight Back — And Win
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
Conservatives have spent the last half century waging a one-sided war to take over America's courts. | Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers has created an epic test for the nation, as well as our government. We've had 27 years to learn from the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, and governing Republicans, for one, certainly have: They've learned how to be even more ruthles. . .
alternet.org/brett-kavanaugh-poster-boy-gop-bad-faith-politics-heres-how-progressives-can-fight-back-and-win

Lindsey Graham Says He's Made Up His Mind to Vote for Kavanaugh Regardless of Christine Blasey Ford Allegations
Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
It's all happening. | Lindsey Graham has decided in advance of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that he will not change his mind on Kavanaugh, no matter what she brings to the table. On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Graham laid out his opinion on the Ford accusation, saying "you can't bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn't even get a warrant. What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy's. . .
alternet.org/lindsey-graham-says-hes-made-his-mind-vote-kavanaugh-regardless-christine-blasey-ford-allegations

Hatewatch Headlines 9/24/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-09-23
Amazon's library of white nationalist screeds; PayPal bans Alex Jones, Infowars; Hate crime suspect dies in wild Miami shootout; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/24/hatewatch-headlines-9242018

Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About the Dangers of Donald Trump
History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"It will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs. " | In 1838, when he was a twenty-nine-year-old Illinois state legislator, Abraham Lincoln foresaw the coming of Donald Trump. Lincoln warned of him, or someone like him, in a speech championing the rule of law over racist-driven mob rule. He was addressing the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield,. . .
alternet.org/abraham-lincoln-warned-us-about-dangers-donald-trump

Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House–and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions–is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .
alternet.org/ex-assistant-fbi-director-details-how-trumps-treatment-ag-sessions-extension-mob-family-mentality

Lawyer Michael Avenatti Says He Represents a Third Woman with 'Credible Information' on Kavanaugh
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
Michael Avenatti also demanded Brett Kavanaugh's nomination be withdrawn. | A Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with allegations of assault their freshmen year of college. She describes to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer a dorm party in which the two with several others were playing a drinking game. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F. B. I. to investigate Kavanaugh's role in the incident. "I would think an F. B. I. investigation would be warranted," she said. Ramirez and her lawyers have been in. . .
alternet.org/lawyer-michael-avenatti-says-he-represents-third-woman-credible-information-kavanaugh

Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-23
On Saturday, a terrorist attack at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran killed at least 29 individuals, around five dozen others injured, many seriously, military personnel and innocent civilians targeted. | Mostly civilians were harmed, including women and children, the death … | The post Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/trump-israeli-regime-sponsored-terrorist-attack-in-iran/5654937

Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, says U.S. sanctions are causing economic pain on Iran that will eventually lead to the downfall of the Tehran government. "I don't know when we're going to overthrow them," Giuliani said at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities in New […] | The post Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Sanctions Will Eventually Bring Down Iranian Government appeared first on The Ir…
iranian.com/2018/09/23/giuliani-sanctions-bring-down-iranian-government/

Iran President Blames US-Backed Gulf State for Terror Attack — And Vows to Confront Trump at UN General Assembly
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world. " | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U. S. -backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U. S. over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. The attack took p. . .
alternet.org/iran-president-blames-us-backed-gulf-state-terror-attack-and-vows-confront-trump-un-general-assembly

OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at […] | The post OPEC, Russia Defy Trump Demand To Boost Oil Production appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/23/opec-russia-defy-trump-demand-to-boost-oil-production/

Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly
Julia Conley | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
America is acting like a bully toward the rest of the world…and thinks it can act based on brute force. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a U.S.-backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the U.S. over tensions between the two […] | The post Rouhani Vows To Confront Trump At UN General Assembly appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/23/rouhani-vows-to-confront-trump-at-un-general-assembly/

This Blessed Plot: Art Untangles Conspiracy at the Met Breuer
Siddhartha Mitter | theintercept.com | 2018-09-23
Mark Lombardi would have had a field day. If the American conceptual artist, who took his own life in 2000, had lived a little longer, he would have witnessed Bush versus Gore, with its lawyer armies and hanging chads; and of course the September 11 attacks and launch of the so-called war on terror, which would have fed even further his obsessional interest in the nefarious networks that structure our lives. | Scouring the newspapers to document the plots of his time — the savings and loan scandal, Whitewater, the Vatican bank — and filling thousands of index cards, Lombardi produced large, elegant drawings, all circles and arced lines, with precise notations in red and black pencil. It was data art for the late-analog age, literally connecting the dots: who transacted with whom, who was linked by hierarchy or common allegiance. In part,…
theintercept.com/2018/09/23/everything-is-connected-met-breuer-art-conspiracy/

'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-23
The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.
rt.com/usa/439146-iran-uprising-summit-revolution/

The New York Times as Judge and Jury
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-22
Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We've seen it before: … Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/21/the-new-york-times-as-judge-and-jury/

Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […] | The post Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/22/missile-program-irans-sovereign-right/

New documents on Yeltsin-Clinton conversations further expose US "meddling" in Russian politics
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-22
The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […] | The post Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/22/missile-program-irans-sovereign-right/

In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-21
At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online | The post In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran appeared first on
therealnews.com/stories/in-viral-video-medea-benjamin-confronts-trump-official-on-iran

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/iran-snapping-back-sanctions-and-the-threat-of-war/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/weaponized-dreams-the-curious-case-of-robert-moss/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/roaming-charges-4/

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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/21/m…

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/us-harasses-cuba-amid-mysterious-circumstances/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/why-women-dont-report-sexual-assault/

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/randy-forsberg-and-the-quest-for-peace-on-earth-180921/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/the-zapatistas-dignified-rage-revolutionary-theories-and-anticapitalist-dreams-of-subcommandante-marcos/

They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-21
New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy–with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald Newhouse, etc.) still well-represented on Forbes' running list of the world's billionaires–what distinguishes this new breed of press magnate is that they bought their media properties with fortunes made in other industries. | Some, like Benioff, come out of the tech industry; tech tycoons like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, eBay's Pierre Omidyar and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs have profited from a tech boom (or bubble) that gives them plenty of cash to spend. Others come out of the financial sector, which has doubled its share of the…
fair.org/home/they-think-it-would-be-fun-to-run-a-newspaper/

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.
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/with-or-without-kavanaugh-the-united-states-is-anti-choice/

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,…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/is-paris-2015-already-underwater/

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."
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/21/t…

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/faith-madness-or-death/

'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.
peoplesworld.org/article/while-there-is-a-lower-class-i-am-in-it-eugene-debs-sedition-centennial/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/a-victory-for-historical-accuracy-and-the-peace-movement-not-one-emmy-for-ken-burns-and-the-vietnam-war/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/the-shame-of-dianne-feinstein-the-courage-of-christine-blasey-ford/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/palestine-the-testbed-for-trumps-plan-to-tear-up-the-rules-based-international-order/

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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/why-israel-demolishes-khan-al-ahmar-as-representation-of-greater-genocide/

'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-interrupts-trump-official/

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…

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-russia-documents/

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-strategy-dominion/

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…

Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

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.
rt.com/usa/439076-nyt-russiagate-grand-expose/

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-pompeo-yemen-war-raytheon/

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-infowars-agreement/

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…

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-newsom-it-pennywise/

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-kavanaugh-accuser-by-name/

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-gabbard-on-the-administrations-push-for-war-in-syria/

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