Daily Archives: September 25, 2018

2018-09-25: News Headlines

Ryan General (2018-09-25). North and South Korea Sign Agreement for 'Era of No War,' Will Cease All Hostile Acts. globalresearch.ca South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a historic announcement, committing to an "era of no war" during the two leaders' joint press conference held on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. | The announcement was …

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-25). US and Israel Warn Russia Against Supplying Syria with S-300 Air Defense Systems. globalresearch.ca On Monday by phone, Putin informed Assad of his intention to supply Syria's military with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems within two weeks. | They're able to intercept and destroy multiple hostile aircraft, ballistic, and other missiles at distances of over …

The Conversation (2018-09-25). Crucial Video Evidence of War Crimes Is Being Deleted — How Can It be Saved? alternet.org Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice. | From Syria to Myanmar and beyond, many of today's most intractable and brutal conflicts are being documented by everyday internet users equipped with smartphones. But even though they're documenting vital evidence that could one day help convict perpetrators of atrocities, their footage and photos are at risk from the very platforms that host th. . .

Leith Aboufadel (2018-09-25). Breaking: Russia Establishes No-fly Zone Over Latakia Province – Diplomat. globalresearch.ca The Russian military has established a no-fly zone over the Latakia province of western Syria, Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated on Monday. | "The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia | …

Consortiumnews (2018-09-25). The Battle for Our Minds. consortiumnews.com There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News After reading… Read more →

Zero Hedge (2018-09-25). Bolton Warns Russian S-300 Missile Sale to Syria Would be "Significant Escalation" globalresearch.ca Update: U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that the Russian plans to supply Syria with a S-300 missile system would be a "significant escalation" by Moscow and hopes it will reconsider. His statement follows the Russian announcement …

Philip Giraldi (2018-09-25). The Path to World War III? globalresearch.ca The minimal U.S. press coverage accorded to last Monday's shooting down of a Russian intelligence plane off the coast of Syria is, of course, a reflection both of lack of interest and of Israel's involvement in the incident. If one …

South Front (2018-09-25). Video: Syrian Military to Get S-300 Systems, Other Assistance From Russia. globalresearch.ca Russia has announced a batch of measures, which will be employed in response to the shootdown of the IL-20 military plane as a result of hostile actions by Israeli F-16 off the Syrian coast. | According to a September 24 statement …

Patrick Cockburn (2018-09-25). How Putin Came Out on Top in Syria. counterpunch.org More>

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-25). China Blasts US Trade Protectionism. US Policies could lead to "Confrontation" globalresearch.ca According to Russian academic Alexander Lukin, hardline US policies toward Russia and China could "lead to confrontation." | It already has politically and economically. The threat of possible military confrontation remains. Lukin believes the US is "very clearly a declining …

Global Research News (2018-09-25). Selected Articles: China, Russia, Iran and the New World Order. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all …

South Front (2018-09-25). Video: Rift Grows Among Militant Groups in Idlib. globalresearch.ca A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. | On September 22, the National Front for Liberation (NFL) released on official statement declaring its support to the agreement. …

Strategic Culture Foundation (2018-09-25). Tensions Grow as China, Russia and Iran Lead the Way Towards a New Multipolar World Order. mintpressnews.com 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 any available weapon at hand, taking no heed of the dangers and consequences of such a reckless foreign policy.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-25). Marcy Wheeler: Rosenstein's Ouster Would Not Necessarily Signal End of Mueller Investigation. democracynow.org Drama unfolded Monday when Axios reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein verbally resigned over the weekend amid mounting tension over the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Last week, Rosenstein and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly met at the White House hours after The New York Times reported Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Trump in the White House and discussed recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit. But on Monday, Trump confirmed Rosenstein still has a j…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-25). The Fate of Rod Rosenstein Will Impact Every Branch of Government. truthout.org So that happened. | If one unexpurgated example were needed to show how severely Donald Trump's presidency has overheated the national engine, yesterday's lunchtime four-valve blowout would serve nicely. Some breathlessly slipshod reporting, a pair of dueling leaks and a deliberate two-year White House campaign to keep the country's RPM dial deep in the red came together to produce sound, fury and, for the moment, nothing at all. | The paroxysm began before noon with an Axios headline that read, "Exclusive: Rod Rosenstein Is Resigning." Rosenstein, of course, is the embattled deputy attorney general who has been overseeing Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian collusion investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. Trump has been growling at Rosenstein from the beginning, threatening to fire him with drearily metronomic regularity. | Removing Rosenstein without due cause is fraught with political and legal ramifications for…

Manlio Dinucci (2018-09-25). La strategia di demonizzazione della Russia. globalresearch.ca Il contratto di governo, stipulato lo scorso maggio dal Movimento 5 Stelle e dalla Lega, ribadisce che l'Italia considera gli Stati uniti suo «alleato privilegiato». Legame rafforzato dal premier Conte che, nell'incontro col presidente Trump in luglio, ha stabilito con …

Juan Cole (2018-09-25). US Isolated: Europe's Big 3, Plus China & Russia Outmaneuver Trump To Keep Iran Deal At UN. iranian.com Frederica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, chaired a special session of foreign ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting aimed at outmaneuvering Donald Trump on the Iran Deal. The meeting was attended by the European Union "Big Three," i.e. Britain, France and Germany (the E3), plus Russia […]

Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2018-09-25). Publicist Who Set Up Trump Tower Meeting Drops Bombshell on MSNBC's Morning Joe — And Contradicts Key Jared Kushner Defense. alternet.org "I kind of decided . . . lowest rung on the totem pole would be best," Rob Goldstone said of Donald Trump Jr. | Rob Goldstone, who helped set up the infamous Trump Tower meeting, contradicted Jared Kushner's account of the gathering with a Russian attorney who had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. The British music publicist appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to promote his new book, and he explains Marwa Osman (2018-09-25). Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars. iranian.com A group of terrorists opened fire at the soldiers in the military parade and the crowd, which included women and children where at least 25 people were killed and 55 others wounded according to IRNA news agency. According to Tasnim new agency, the terrorist group infiltrated the back position of the military parade and from […]

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-25). Trump's Space Force: Smoke and Mirrors or a Step Toward War in Space? truthout.org On June 18th, President Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to develop a new branch of the US military, a "Space Force" that would give the US "dominance" in that realm. It would be, he said — and here he used a classic phrase from the Jim Crow era of racial segregation — " separate but equal" to the US Air Force. Much of the rest of his announcement sounded like it came directly out of a Star Trek episode. ("My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space-faring nation. The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers…") And like Jean-Luc Picard captaining the USS Enterprise, he promptly (if redundantly) ordered the "Department of Defense and Pentagon" to make it so.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-09-25). From Students to Child Soldiers or Teen Brides: The War's Cruel Impact on Yemen's Children. mintpressnews.com "It is rare to find a normal child, even among kindergarteners. Both at home and at school; words like surrender, warplane, shoot, enemy, kill, and Kalashnikov are often heard as children play together." — Yemeni social worker Asma Juhaff.

Finian Cunningham (2018-09-25). Steve Bannon Declares 'War Rooms' to Win European Elections — and That's Not Meddling? mintpressnews.com America has relentlessly meddled in scores of countries to determine election outcomes. Steve Bannon is but the latest brazen expression of US malign activity.

teleSUR (2018-09-25). Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Philosophy of Domination Threatens World Peace. telesurtv.net From New York where he is attending the UNGA debate, the Cuban president stressed that the displaced and the hungry fleeing from wars are "victims of a silent and silenced segregation."

Jill Richardson (2018-09-25). Why women don't report sexual assault. peoplesworld.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 no doubt it was even more difficult in the pre-Anita Hill world of 1982. | I can't speak for everyone who has faced sexual assault, but I can speak for myself. | 1. At first, I didn't know that what happened to me was a crime. My first assault occurred in college, 18 years ago. He lived in my dorm. I knew what rape was and didn't think I'd experienced that. But I didn't know that sexual violations without consent that aren't sexual intercourse are also…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-25). Honoring Reconstruction's Legacy: The Freedom to Vote. truthout.org One hundred and fifty years ago, a Congress dominated by "Radical Republicans" — mostly former abolitionists who represented Northern states — mandated that Southern states rewrite their constitutions, ratify the 14th amendment, and grant Black men the right to vote in order to gain reentry into the Union. During this period of Radical Reconstruction, people who were enslaved only a few years prior took on prominent roles in reshaping their state governments. | Across the South, new Black political leaders rose up and served as delegates during their respective constitutional conventions. For instance, in North Carolina, Abraham Galloway — a formerly enslaved man from the eastern part of the state — was among the 13 Black delegates at his state's convention who advocated for progressive policies like equal education and women's rights to vote. | Most of the delegates were…

Tim Wheeler (2018-09-25). Hanford nuke workers win health and safety deal. peoplesworld.org HANFORD, Wash. — Union workers, who have been repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals as they toil to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, won a victory last week. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed an agreement to install catalytic scrubbers to remove poisonous vapors leaking from more than 700 tanks filled with radioactive wastes. | Hanford, considered the worst "Superfund" site in the Western Hemisphere, produced the plutonium used in the atom bomb that destroyed Nagasaki, killing an estimated 70,000 people — mostly women, children, and senior citizens — during World War II. | Speaking at a news conference in Richland, WA, Sept. 19, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson hailed the agreement. "We're finally moving towards a lasting solution," he said. "We should not have to file lawsuits. It shouldn't have to come to this." Ferguson stressed that the lawsuit is…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-25). Trump War Whore Celebrates Starvation Of Iranian Civilians At MEK Rally. iranian.com Just when you thought this administration couldn't get more cartoonishly villainous, Trump lawyer and Simon Bar Sinister stunt double Rudy Giuliani takes to the stage and enthuses about how US sanctions are making Iranian citizens so desperate they are offering to sell their internal organs for $500 in order to stay alive. "Probably a fortune […]

Guy Horton (2018-09-25). Burma: Complicity With Evil? counterpunch.org The United Nations has finally alleged Genocide, Crimes against humanity and War Crimes have been inflicted in Burma. Wider questions now need to be asked: Who has known what has been going on? What have they known? What have they chosen not to know? What role have UN agencies, NGO's and Face book played in More

Ben Sears (2018-09-25). Veteran Communist activist Rita "Rookie" Perna wins prestigious Mandela Award. peoplesworld.org

Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-09-25). Watch the Entire United Nations Burst into Laughter as Trump Claims His Administration Is Historically Successful. alternet.org "Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," Trump said. | Donald Trump is addressing the United Nations in New York today, and opened his speech by bragging about his accomplishments. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said. An awkward tittering followed. "So true," Trump said. The entire U. N. erupted in laughter. "Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," Trump said. After. . .

Ramona Wadi (2018-09-25). The Palestinian Authority Endorses the Blocking of Palestinian Rights. mintpressnews.com As the UN General Assembly meeting approaches, the entire international community is engaged in a collective spectacle discussing the obsolete two-state compromise as the only way forward for Palestinians. There is no debate about how the facts on the ground contradict the diplomatic hyperbole. | Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly holding a side meeting with officials, excluding the US and Israel, to seek ways in which negotiations about the two-state paradigm can be restarted; Israel's illegal settlement expansion can be countered; and UN agencies that protect the rights of Palestinian refugees can be safeguarded. | The illusion of two camps — Israel and the US purportedly opposing the Palestinian Authority and the international community — is being promoted by Abbas, and none of the political actors are averse to the gimmick. As US President Donald Trump surpasses the pro-Israel approach of…

Alan MacLeod (2018-09-25). Facebook's New Propaganda Partners. fair.org Reuters ( 9/19/18) described two branches of the National Endowment for Democracy, set up by the Reagan administration during the Cold War to promote US foreign policy objectives, as "two US nonprofits." | Media giant Facebook recently announced (Reuters, 9/19/18) it would combat "fake news" by partnering with two propaganda organizations founded and funded by the US government: the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The social media platform was already working closely with the NATO-sponsored Atlantic Council think tank (FAIR.org, 5/21/18). | In a previous FAIR article ( 8/22/18), I noted that the "fake news" issue was being used as a pretext to attack the left and progressive news sites. Changes to Facebook's algorithm have reduced traffic significantly for progressive outlets like Common Dreams ( 5/3/18), while the pages of Venezuelan government—backed TeleSur…

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-25). World Bank Issues Stark Warning: Gaza's Economy is Collapsing. mintpressnews.com "A combination of war, isolation and internal division has left Gaza in a crippling economic state and exacerbated the human distress," said Marina Wes, World Bank Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-09-25). #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh. truthout.org Two women have now publicly accused President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and at least 128 people were arrested on Capitol Hill Monday protesting his confirmation. "This is a time for us to not just show up via a viral hashtag, but in person with our feet to the streets to say that we won't be treated this way and we won't stand for another survivor to be treated this way," says Tarana Burke, founder of the "Me Too" movement, who called for the national walkout Monday in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. We also speak with Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: And I'm Juan González. Welcome to…

Anthony Pahnke (2018-09-25). Farmers are Hurting, but Don't Blame Mother Nature. progressive.org Current farm policy sacrifices stewardship on the altar of profitability.

IMEMC News (2018-09-25). P.A. Foreign Ministry: "Netanyahu's Government Affirms Its Hostility To Peace" imemc.org The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reported that the Israeli government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, has yet again affirmed its hostility towards peace, and all real Palestinian and international efforts to resume direct peace talks, based on international legitimacy resolutions. The Ministry stated that Netanyahu and his government are openly r…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-25). An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'. therealnews.com Former Marine Lyle Jeremy Rubin talks about how he came to see US wars as a non-stop continuation of the war economy and how US politicians and mass media have numbed the population to the realities of war

John Feffer (2018-09-25). There's a New Crash Coming. counterpunch.org Donald Trump is the epitome of irrational exuberance. You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve at the time, was describing how the tech boom was creating a bubble by generating enthusiasm way out of proportion to the actual value of the new companies. Such an unwarranted More

Shared by britney (2018-09-25). Eve of Battle. truthout.org In our current political landscape, survivors of sexual assault must prepare for war waged against them.

Nadia Azhgikkina (2018-09-25). Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War. thenation.com Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War appeared first on The Nation.

INA (2018-09-25). PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition. imemc.org Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out "warning" notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian la…

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-25). Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack. iranian.com US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege US involvement, Reuters reports. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-25). When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack. iranian.com The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a terror attack over the weekend killed 25 — more […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-25). When Is Terrorism not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage of Iran Parade Attack. mintpressnews.com The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran.

Sputnik News (2018-09-25). European Union Agrees To Develop Payment Channel To Facilitate Iran's Exports. iranian.com The EU hopes the new framework will keep firms doing business with Iran. European businesses have already pulled out and the currency has plummeted as the threat of US sanctions looms. [dropcap]E[/dropcap]uropean Union will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran to allow continued trade, EU High Representative for Foreign […]

Tehran Times (2018-09-25). Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral. iranian.com On Monday, large numbers of people participated in a funeral ceremony for 24 people who were martyred in a terrorist attack two days before in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province. The people took part in the ceremony to sympathize with the bereaved families, show their disgust of terrorism and demonstrate unity. […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-25). Trump War Whore Celebrates Starvation Of Iranian Civilians At MEK Rally. iranian.com Just when you thought this administration couldn't get more cartoonishly villainous, Trump lawyer and Simon Bar Sinister stunt double Rudy Giuliani takes to the stage and enthuses about how US sanctions are making Iranian citizens so desperate they are offering to sell their internal organs for $500 in order to stay alive. "Probably a fortune […]

Staff (2018-09-25). EU, Iran Set Financial Vehicle to Ease Trade. truthdig.com Five world powers and Iran agree to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports.

RT (2018-09-25). New York Times seeks evidence Russian hackers are fighting for internet freedom in US. rt.com The New York Times is seeking evidence of Russian interference during a debate on placing restrictions on the internet in the US. It's alleged a public commenting system was invaded by hackers. |

wsws (2018-09-25). Trump to intensify economic war on Iran. wsws.org The US sanctions are both manifestly illegal and reckless; under international law, they are tantamount to an act of war.

Tony Cartalucci (2018-09-25). US Vows to "Overthrow" Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians. globalresearch.ca A terrorist attack on a military parade targeting civilians and military personnel alike left at least 29 dead and up to 70 more wounded in Iran's southwest region of Ahvaz. | At the same time, in New York City, US political …

The Iranian (2018-09-25). Reuters Plays Dumb About Iran/Israel Nukes. iranian.com As Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, Reuters takes a neutral stance in this article.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2018. democracynow.org 128 Arrested on Capitol Hill Protesting Brett Kavanaugh Nomination, In Fox News Interview, Kavanaugh Denies Sexually Assaulting Women, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Remains in Job For Now, Dallas PD Fires Police Officer Who Shot Black Man in His Own Apartment, Study: 11,000 More Homes in Carolinas Were Damaged in Storm Due to Rising Sea Levels, Trump: Second Summit Will Be Held Soon with North Korean Leader, Trump Rules Out Meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at U.N., Russia to Provide Syria with Advanced Missile Defense System, Bolton: U.S. Troops Will Remain in Syria Until Iranian Forces Leave, Ni…

Sputnik News (2018-09-25). European Union Agrees To Develop Payment Channel To Facilitate Iran's Exports. iranian.com The EU hopes the new framework will keep firms doing business with Iran. European businesses have already pulled out and the currency has plummeted as the threat of US sanctions looms. [dropcap]E[/dropcap]uropean Union will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran to allow continued trade, EU High Representative for Foreign […]

Marwa Osman (2018-09-25). Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars. iranian.com A group of terrorists opened fire at the soldiers in the military parade and the crowd, which included women and children where at least 25 people were killed and 55 others wounded according to IRNA news agency. According to Tasnim new agency, the terrorist group infiltrated the back position of the military parade and from […]

wsws (2018-09-25). Amid media frenzy, Rosenstein to meet with Trump on Thursday. wsws.org The deputy attorney general, who supervises the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has denied plotting Trump's removal via the 25th Amendment.

wsws (2018-09-25). UN expert advises Sri Lankan government about social impact of austerity measures. wsws.org The statements are a warning to the government and international finance capital that the worsening living conditions of the working people in Sri Lanka will produce a social explosion.

The Iranian (2018-09-25). Extended NBC Interview: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. iranian.com NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with Rouhani while he was in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly session.

Impeach Kavanaugh (2018-09-25). 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…

Whitney Webb (2018-09-25). When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack. iranian.com The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a terror attack over the weekend killed 25 — more […]

ZeroHedge (2018-09-25). Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government. mintpressnews.com While claiming to fight Russian, Iranian, and other propaganda these very groups will strictly enforce an official establishment Washington and NATO view of world events.

Tehran Times (2018-09-25). Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral. iranian.com On Monday, large numbers of people participated in a funeral ceremony for 24 people who were martyred in a terrorist attack two days before in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province. The people took part in the ceremony to sympathize with the bereaved families, show their disgust of terrorism and demonstrate unity. […]

teleSUR (2018-09-25). Cuba's Diaz-Canel Meets With Iranian And Ecuadorean Presidents. telesurtv.net Cuban President Diaz-Canel strengthens relations with Ecuador and Iran in NY meeting with their heads of state to discuss bilateral accords while at U.N. session.

Juan Cole (2018-09-25). US Isolated: Europe's Big 3, Plus China & Russia Outmaneuver Trump To Keep Iran Deal At UN. iranian.com Frederica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, chaired a special session of foreign ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting aimed at outmaneuvering Donald Trump on the Iran Deal. The meeting was attended by the European Union "Big Three," i.e. Britain, France and Germany (the E3), plus Russia […]

PFSL (2018-09-25). Eyewitness Colombia: Elections, Peace Accords & U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

RT (2018-09-25). Trump slams Iran, illegal immigration, globalism during UNGA speech. rt.com US President Donald Trump has addressed the UN General Assembly, stressing that he rejects globalism and socialism while taking aim at illegal immigration and the "corrupt dictatorship" of Iran which sows "death and destruction."

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-25). Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack. iranian.com US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege US involvement, Reuters reports. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been […]

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

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 […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-24). Russian S-300 Air Defense System May Make Syria "Untouchable," But Israel Seems Ready To Test It. iranian.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. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the Russian Ministry of Defense held the Israel Air Force solely responsible for the recent downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance […]

Tony Cartalucci (2018-09-24). Syrian-Iranian-Russian Victory Only Way To Avenge Israeli-French Strikes. iranian.com Western and Russian media sources have reported an alleged joint Israeli-French strike on Syria on September 17. The attack included Israeli warplanes and French missile frigates operating in the Mediterranean off Syria's coast. Amid the attack, a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 14 service members aboard disappeared. The attack immediately prompted commentators, analysts, and pundits […]

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.

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 …

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

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

Mary Elizabeth Wililams, Salon (2018-09-24). Russian-Born Novelist Says Trump Envies Vladimir Putin Because He Wants to Make the US an Authoritarian State. alternet.org The best-selling author discusses his new novel "Lake Success" and why we should be more wary of Ivy leaguers. | In 2016, Russian born novelist Gary Shteyngart took a bus ride. It was an uncertain time in American culture and politics, and Shteyngart, who's won a devoted following for his bestsellers "Absurdistan, "Super Sad True Love Story" and the memoir "Little Failure," didn't know what would come of the journey. Two years later, he's emerged with. . .

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 …

Gary Leupp (2018-09-24). All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media). counterpunch.org 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…

Shireen Hunter (2018-09-24). Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking The War Inside Iran? iranian.com Less than a month after Iran's consulate in Basra was attacked, a group of terrorists claiming to be members of the Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz attacked a military parade in the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, killing 25 people and wounding many more. When the Basra consulate incident took place , some commentators […]

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

John Feffer (2018-09-24). Donald Trump's War on Democracy. thenation.com Donald Trump's War on Democracy appeared first on The Nation.

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…

Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute (2018-09-24). Trump's Terrible, No Good Plan to Gin Up a Worldwide Drug War. alternet.org He's at the U. N. to try to grab control of global drug policy. | President Trump is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, but he's going to kick off his appearance with an unofficial event aimed at promoting a tougher global line on drugs. He will host a meeting on "The World Drug Problem," and countries that have agreed to sign on to a document circulated by the administration, " Ed Rampell (2018-09-24). 'The Advocates': Gimme shelter and much more. peoplesworld.org French director Rémi Kessler's heartwarming documentary The Advocates, seen this past weekend at the Los Angeles Film Festival, takes an insider look at a compelling crisis that seems to be mushrooming across Los Angeles far beyond the confines of Skid Row: Homelessness. The 86-minute nonfiction film focuses in on a trio of L.A. organizers for whom the political is personal, as they work primarily for private organizations to assist the ever-expanding number of people living on the street, though sometimes there is public-private cooperation. People like these three activists are derisively referred to as "do-gooders." | The most interesting one is Claudia Perez who, after years of substance as well as sexual abuse, and being homeless herself, not only turned her life around but founded LA on Cloud9. In Advocates we see volunteers of this private organization distribute food, clothing, hygienic articles,…

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

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-24). 'My Fear Will Not Hold Me Back': Kavanaugh Accuser Warns Senate Republicans They Can't Silence Her. alternet.org In a new letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford told Republicans that she's still standing. | Even after everything that has happened, Senate Republicans are still determined to ram through Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite the mounting scandals. But one woman refuses to surrender in her fight for the truth: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a house party whil. . .

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-24). Fourth Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Is Speaking to Authorities in Maryland: Report. alternet.org The floodgates are opening. | UPDATE SEPT. 24, 2: 58 PM: The Montgomery Country Police Department on Monday said it has not recevied a request to investigate Brett Kavanaugh. According to a statement, the department stand "ready to investigate any claim of sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred within our County. "As the Montgomery Country Sentinel reports in an update to their original piece, authorities spoke about the investigation on background: "Th. . .

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…

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 […]

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…

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.

RFE (2018-09-24). US Vows To Up Iran Pressure But Says Not After Regime Change. iranian.com The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime. "As I have said repeatedly, regime change in Iran is not the administration's policy," national security advisor John Bolton told reporters […]

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 […]

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). 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 regarded as a credible chemical weapons expert for Fox News.

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.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-24). Russian S-300 Air Defense System May Make Syria "Untouchable," But Israel Seems Ready To Test It. iranian.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. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the Russian Ministry of Defense held the Israel Air Force solely responsible for the recent downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance […]

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.

2018-09-25: Social Media Postees

US and Israel Warn Russia Against Supplying Syria with S-300 Air Defense Systems
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
On Monday by phone, Putin informed Assad of his intention to supply Syria's military with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems within two weeks. | They're able to intercept and destroy multiple hostile aircraft, ballistic, and other missiles at distances of over … | The post US and Israel Warn Russia Against Supplying Syria with S-300 Air Defense Systems appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-and-israel-warn-russia-against-supplying-syria-with-s-300-air-defense-systems/5655118

The Battle for Our Minds
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-25
There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News After reading… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/25/the-battle-for-our-minds/

Crucial Video Evidence of War Crimes Is Being Deleted — How Can It be Saved?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-25
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice. | From Syria to Myanmar and beyond, many of today's most intractable and brutal conflicts are being documented by everyday internet users equipped with smartphones. But even though they're documenting vital evidence that could one day help convict perpetrators of atrocities, their footage and photos are at risk from the very platforms that host th. . .
alternet.org/crucial-video-evidence-war-crimes-being-deleted-how-can-it-be-saved

Breaking: Russia Establishes No-fly Zone Over Latakia Province – Diplomat
Leith Aboufadel | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
The Russian military has established a no-fly zone over the Latakia province of western Syria, Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated on Monday. | "The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia | … | The post Breaking: Russia Establishes No-fly Zone Over Latakia Province – Diplomat appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/breaking-russia-establishes-no-fly-zone-over-latakia-province-diplomat/5655138

Bolton Warns Russian S-300 Missile Sale to Syria Would be "Significant Escalation"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
Update: U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that the Russian plans to supply Syria with a S-300 missile system would be a "significant escalation" by Moscow and hopes it will reconsider. His statement follows the Russian announcement … | The post Bolton Warns Russian S-300 Missile Sale to Syria Would be "Significant Escalation" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bolton-warns-russian-s-300-missile-sale-to-syria-would-be-significant-escalation/5655098

The Path to World War III?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
The minimal U.S. press coverage accorded to last Monday's shooting down of a Russian intelligence plane off the coast of Syria is, of course, a reflection both of lack of interest and of Israel's involvement in the incident. If one … | The post The Path to World War III? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-path-to-world-war-iii/5655134

How Putin Came Out on Top in Syria
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-25
counterpunch.org/2018/09/25/how-putin-came-out-on-top-in-syria/

Video: Syrian Military to Get S-300 Systems, Other Assistance From Russia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
Russia has announced a batch of measures, which will be employed in response to the shootdown of the IL-20 military plane as a result of hostile actions by Israeli F-16 off the Syrian coast. | According to a September 24 statement … | The post Video: Syrian Military to Get S-300 Systems, Other Assistance From Russia appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-military-to-get-s-300-systems-other-assistance-from-russia/5655163

North and South Korea Sign Agreement for 'Era of No War,' Will Cease All Hostile Acts
Ryan General | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a historic announcement, committing to an "era of no war" during the two leaders' joint press conference held on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. | The announcement was … | The post North and South Korea Sign Agreement for 'Era of No War,' Will Cease All Hostile Acts appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/north-and-south-korea-sign-agreement-for-era-of-no-war-will-cease-all-hostile-acts/5655128

La strategia di demonizzazione della Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
Il contratto di governo, stipulato lo scorso maggio dal Movimento 5 Stelle e dalla Lega, ribadisce che l'Italia considera gli Stati uniti suo «alleato privilegiato». Legame rafforzato dal premier Conte che, nell'incontro col presidente Trump in luglio, ha stabilito con … | The post La strategia di demonizzazione della Russia appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/la-strategia-di-demonizzazione-della-russia/5655106

China Blasts US Trade Protectionism. US Policies could lead to "Confrontation"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
According to Russian academic Alexander Lukin, hardline US policies toward Russia and China could "lead to confrontation." | It already has politically and economically. The threat of possible military confrontation remains. Lukin believes the US is "very clearly a declining … | The post China Blasts US Trade Protectionism. US Policies could lead to "Confrontation" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/china-blasts-us-trade-protectionism-us-policies-could-lead-to-confrontation/5655121

Marcy Wheeler: Rosenstein's Ouster Would Not Necessarily Signal End of Mueller Investigation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-25
Drama unfolded Monday when Axios reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein verbally resigned over the weekend amid mounting tension over the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Last week, Rosenstein and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly met at the White House hours after The New York Times reported Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Trump in the White House and discussed recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit. But on Monday, Trump confirmed Rosenstein still has a j…
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Selected Articles: China, Russia, Iran and the New World Order
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all … | The post Selected Articles: China, Russia, Iran and the New World Order appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-china-russia-iran-and-the-new-world-order/5655069

Video: Rift Grows Among Militant Groups in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. | On September 22, the National Front for Liberation (NFL) released on official statement declaring its support to the agreement. … | The post Video: Rift Grows Among Militant Groups in Idlib appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-rift-grows-among-militant-groups-in-idlib/5655083

The Fate of Rod Rosenstein Will Impact Every Branch of Government
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-25
So that happened. | If one unexpurgated example were needed to show how severely Donald Trump's presidency has overheated the national engine, yesterday's lunchtime four-valve blowout would serve nicely. Some breathlessly slipshod reporting, a pair of dueling leaks and a deliberate two-year White House campaign to keep the country's RPM dial deep in the red came together to produce sound, fury and, for the moment, nothing at all. | The paroxysm began before noon with an Axios headline that read, "Exclusive: Rod Rosenstein Is Resigning." Rosenstein, of course, is the embattled deputy attorney general who has been overseeing Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian collusion investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. Trump has been growling at Rosenstein from the beginning, threatening to fire him with drearily metronomic regularity. | Removing Rosenstein without due cause is fraught with political and legal ramifications for…
truthout.org/articles/the-fate-of-rod-rosenstein-will-impact-every-branch-of-government/

Cuba's Diaz-Canel: Philosophy of Domination Threatens World Peace
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-25
From New York where he is attending the UNGA debate, the Cuban president stressed that the displaced and the hungry fleeing from wars are "victims of a silent and silenced segregation."
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Veteran Communist activist Rita "Rookie" Perna wins prestigious Mandela Award
Ben Sears | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-25
peoplesworld.org/article/veteran-communist-activist-rita-rookie-perna-wins-prestigious-mandela-award/

Steve Bannon Declares 'War Rooms' to Win European Elections — and That's Not Meddling?
Finian Cunningham | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
America has relentlessly meddled in scores of countries to determine election outcomes. Steve Bannon is but the latest brazen expression of US malign activity. | The post Steve Bannon Declares 'War Rooms' to Win European Elections — and That's Not Meddling? appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/steve-bannon-declares-war-rooms-win-european-elections-thats-not-meddling/249823/

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-25
Two women have now publicly accused President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and at least 128 people were arrested on Capitol Hill Monday protesting his confirmation. "This is a time for us to not just show up via a viral hashtag, but in person with our feet to the streets to say that we won't be treated this way and we won't stand for another survivor to be treated this way," says Tarana Burke, founder of the "Me Too" movement, who called for the national walkout Monday in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. We also speak with Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: And I'm Juan González. Welcome to…
truthout.org/video/metoo-founder-tarana-burke-on-sexual-assault-allegations-against-kavanaugh/

World Bank Issues Stark Warning: Gaza's Economy is Collapsing
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
"A combination of war, isolation and internal division has left Gaza in a crippling economic state and exacerbated the human distress," said Marina Wes, World Bank Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza. | The post World Bank Issues Stark Warning: Gaza's Economy is Collapsing appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/gaza-collapsing-world-bank/249838/

Facebook Partners With Pair of Propaganda Purveyors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-25
Media giant Facebook recently announced (Reuters, 9/19/18) it would combat "fake news" by partnering with two propaganda organizations founded and funded by the US government: the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The social media platform was already working closely with the NATO-sponsored Atlantic Council think tank (FAIR.org, 5/21/18). | In a previous FAIR article ( 8/22/18), I noted that the "fake news" issue was being used as a pretext to attack the left and progressive news sites. Changes to Facebook's algorithm have reduced traffic significantly for progressive outlets like Common Dreams ( 5/3/18), while the pages of Venezuelan government–backed TeleSur English and the independent Venezuelanalysis were shut down without warning, and only reinstated after a public outcry. | The Washington, DC–based NDI and IRI are staffed with senior Democratic and Republican politicians; the NDI…
truthdig.com/articles/facebook-partners-with-pair-of-propaganda-purveyors/

There's a New Crash Coming
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-25
Donald Trump is the epitome of irrational exuberance. You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve at the time, was describing how the tech boom was creating a bubble by generating enthusiasm way out of proportion to the actual value of the new companies. Such an unwarranted…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/25/theres-a-new-crash-coming/

Burma: Complicity With Evil?
Guy Horton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-25
The United Nations has finally alleged Genocide, Crimes against humanity and War Crimes have been inflicted in Burma. Wider questions now need to be asked: Who has known what has been going on? What have they known? What have they chosen not to know? What role have UN agencies, NGO's and Face book played in…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/25/burma-complicity-with-evil/

Eve of Battle
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-09-25
In our current political landscape, survivors of sexual assault must prepare for war waged against them. | The post Eve of Battle appeared first on Truthout.
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The Palestinian Authority Endorses the Blocking of Palestinian Rights
Ramona Wadi | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
As the UN General Assembly meeting approaches, the entire international community is engaged in a collective spectacle discussing the obsolete two-state compromise as the only way forward for Palestinians. There is no debate about how the facts on the ground contradict the diplomatic hyperbole. | Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly holding a side meeting with officials, excluding the US and Israel, to seek ways in which negotiations about the two-state paradigm can be restarted; Israel's illegal settlement expansion can be countered; and UN agencies that protect the rights of Palestinian refugees can be safeguarded. | The illusion of two camps — Israel and the US purportedly opposing the Palestinian Authority and the international community — is being promoted by Abbas, and none of the political actors are averse to the gimmick. As US President Donald Trump surpasses the pro-Israel approach of…
mintpressnews.com/palestinian-authority-right/249803/

Watch the Entire United Nations Burst into Laughter as Trump Claims His Administration Is Historically Successful
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-25
"Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," Trump said. | Donald Trump is addressing the United Nations in New York today, and opened his speech by bragging about his accomplishments. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said. An awkward tittering followed. "So true," Trump said. The entire U. N. erupted in laughter. "Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," Trump said. After. . .
alternet.org/watch-entire-united-nations-burst-laughter-trump-claims-his-administration-historically-successful

From Students to Child Soldiers or Teen Brides: The War's Cruel Impact on Yemen's Children
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
"It is rare to find a normal child, even among kindergarteners. Both at home and at school; words like surrender, warplane, shoot, enemy, kill, and Kalashnikov are often heard as children play together." — Yemeni social worker Asma Juhaff. | The post From Students to Child Soldiers or Teen Brides: The War's Cruel Impact on Yemen's Children appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/from-students-to-child-soldiers-the-wars-impact-on-yemens-children/249794/

P.A. Foreign Ministry: "Netanyahu's Government Affirms Its Hostility To Peace"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-25
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reported that the Israeli government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, has yet again affirmed its hostility towards peace, and all real Palestinian and international efforts to resume direct peace talks, based on international legitimacy resolutions. The Ministry stated that Netanyahu and his government are openly r…

P.A. Foreign Ministry: “Netanyahu’s Government Affirms Its Hostility To Peace”

Destroying Yemen as Humanely as Possible
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-25
What a relief to learn that even though Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are bombing the crap out of Yemen, they are doing so humanely. On September 12, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pursuant to the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 ("NDAA"), certified that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are "undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure" in their war on Houthi rebels in Yemen.
counterpunch.org/2018/09/25/destroying-yemen-as-humanely-as-possible/

Trump's Space Force: Smoke and Mirrors or a Step Toward War in Space?
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-25
On June 18th, President Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to develop a new branch of the US military, a "Space Force" that would give the US "dominance" in that realm. It would be, he said — and here he used a classic phrase from the Jim Crow era of racial segregation — " separate but equal" to the US Air Force. Much of the rest of his announcement sounded like it came directly out of a Star Trek episode. ("My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space-faring nation. The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers…") And like Jean-Luc Picard captaining the USS Enterprise, he promptly (if redundantly) ordered the "Department of Defense and Pentagon" to make it so.
truthout.org/articles/trumps-space-force-smoke-and-mirrors-or-a-step-toward-war-in-space/

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-25
Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out "warning" notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian la…

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Hanford nuke workers win health and safety deal
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-25
HANFORD, Wash. — Union workers, who have been repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals as they toil to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, won a victory last week. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed an agreement to install catalytic scrubbers to remove poisonous vapors leaking from more than 700 tanks filled with radioactive wastes. | Hanford, considered the worst "Superfund" site in the Western Hemisphere, produced the plutonium used in the atom bomb that destroyed Nagasaki, killing an estimated 70,000 people — mostly women, children, and senior citizens — during World War II. | Speaking at a news conference in Richland, WA, Sept. 19, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson hailed the agreement. "We're finally moving towards a lasting solution," he said. "We should not have to file lawsuits. It shouldn't have to come to this." Ferguson stressed that the lawsuit is…
peoplesworld.org/article/hanford-nuke-workers-win-health-and-safety-deal/

Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War
Nadia Azhgikkina | thenation.com | 2018-09-25
Dialogue Is the Best Medicine: Citizens Speak Out Against Reinvigorating the Cold War appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/dialogue-is-the-best-medicine-citizens-speak-out-against-reinvigorating-the-cold-war/

Farmers are Hurting, but Don't Blame Mother Nature
Anthony Pahnke | progressive.org | 2018-09-25
Current farm policy sacrifices stewardship on the altar of profitability.
progressive.org/op-eds/bad-farm-policy-contributes-to-disasters-180925/

Facebook's New Propaganda Partners
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2018-09-25
Reuters ( 9/19/18) described two branches of the National Endowment for Democracy, set up by the Reagan administration during the Cold War to promote US foreign policy objectives, as "two US nonprofits." | Media giant Facebook recently announced (Reuters, 9/19/18) it would combat "fake news" by partnering with two propaganda organizations founded and funded by the US government: the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The social media platform was already working closely with the NATO-sponsored Atlantic Council think tank (FAIR.org, 5/21/18). | In a previous FAIR article ( 8/22/18), I noted that the "fake news" issue was being used as a pretext to attack the left and progressive news sites. Changes to Facebook's algorithm have reduced traffic significantly for progressive outlets like Common Dreams ( 5/3/18), while the pages of Venezuelan government–backed TeleSur…
fair.org/home/facebooks-new-propaganda-partners/

Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars
Marwa Osman | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
A group of terrorists opened fire at the soldiers in the military parade and the crowd, which included women and children where at least 25 people were killed and 55 others wounded according to IRNA news agency. According to Tasnim new agency, the terrorist group infiltrated the back position of the military parade and from […] | The post Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/us-iran-regime-change-wars/

Fracking Chemicals Dumped in Allegheny River a Decade Ago Entered Food Chain
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-25
Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania's Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. | Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found elevated concentrations of Strontium in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from a former fracking wastewater disposal site in Warren, Pennsylvania, about 143 miles northeast (and upstream) of Pittsburgh. | While the potential health impacts on humans from this contamination are unclear, high levels of exposure to non-radioactive Strontium can disrupt bone growth in children. | "Mussels record the changes in water quality that they see over their lifetimes in the layers of their hard shells," Nathaniel Warner, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University who co-authored the study, told EHN. "We can go back about 10 years and see the…
truthout.org/articles/fracking-chemicals-dumped-in-allegheny-river-a-decade-ago-entered-food-chain/

When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a terror attack over the weekend killed 25 — more […] | The post When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/when-is-terrorism-not-terrorism/

Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
On Monday, large numbers of people participated in a funeral ceremony for 24 people who were martyred in a terrorist attack two days before in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province. The people took part in the ceremony to sympathize with the bereaved families, show their disgust of terrorism and demonstrate unity. […] | The post Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/iranians-mourn-ahvaz-victims-funeral/

Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege US involvement, Reuters reports. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been […] | The post Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack appeared first on The Iranian
iranian.com/2018/09/25/mattis-dismisses-irans-revenge-threat/

When Is Terrorism not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage of Iran Parade Attack
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran. | The post When Is Terrorism not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage of Iran Parade Attack appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/when-is-terrorism-not-terrorism-western-media-coverage-of-iran-parade-attack/249785/

Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-25
While claiming to fight Russian, Iranian, and other propaganda these very groups will strictly enforce an official establishment Washington and NATO view of world events. | The post Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/facebook-censorship-us-government/249816/

EU, Iran Set Financial Vehicle to Ease Trade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-25
Five world powers and Iran agree to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports. | The post EU, Iran Set Financial Vehicle to Ease Trade appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/eu-iran-set-financial-vehicle-to-ease-trade/

Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
On Monday, large numbers of people participated in a funeral ceremony for 24 people who were martyred in a terrorist attack two days before in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province. The people took part in the ceremony to sympathize with the bereaved families, show their disgust of terrorism and demonstrate unity. […] | The post Iranians Mourn Ahvaz Victims In Massive Funeral appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/iranians-mourn-ahvaz-victims-funeral/

New York Times seeks evidence Russian hackers are fighting for internet freedom in US
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-25
The New York Times is seeking evidence of Russian interference during a debate on placing restrictions on the internet in the US. It's alleged a public commenting system was invaded by hackers.
rt.com/usa/439341-new-york-times-hacking-neutrality/

Cuba's Diaz-Canel Meets With Iranian And Ecuadorean Presidents
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-25
Cuban President Diaz-Canel strengthens relations with Ecuador and Iran in NY meeting with their heads of state to discuss bilateral accords while at U.N. session.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

European Union Agrees To Develop Payment Channel To Facilitate Iran's Exports
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
The EU hopes the new framework will keep firms doing business with Iran. European businesses have already pulled out and the currency has plummeted as the threat of US sanctions looms. [dropcap]E[/dropcap]uropean Union will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran to allow continued trade, EU High Representative for Foreign […] | The post European Union Agrees To Develop Payment Channel To Facilitate Iran's Exports appeared first on
iranian.com/2018/09/25/european-union-agrees-to-develop-payment-channel-to-facilitate-irans-exports/

Trump slams Iran, illegal immigration, globalism during UNGA speech
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-25
US President Donald Trump has addressed the UN General Assembly, stressing that he rejects globalism and socialism while taking aim at illegal immigration and the "corrupt dictatorship" of Iran which sows "death and destruction."
rt.com/usa/439318-trump-addresses-unga-session/

Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars
Marwa Osman | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
A group of terrorists opened fire at the soldiers in the military parade and the crowd, which included women and children where at least 25 people were killed and 55 others wounded according to IRNA news agency. According to Tasnim new agency, the terrorist group infiltrated the back position of the military parade and from […] | The post Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Exposes US's New Chapter Of Iran Regime Change Wars appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/us-iran-regime-change-wars/

Reuters Plays Dumb About Iran/Israel Nukes
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
As Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, Reuters takes a neutral stance in this article. | The post Reuters Plays Dumb About Iran/Israel Nukes appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/reuters-plays-dumb-about-iran-israel-nukes/

US Isolated: Europe's Big 3, Plus China & Russia Outmaneuver Trump To Keep Iran Deal At UN
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
Frederica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, chaired a special session of foreign ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting aimed at outmaneuvering Donald Trump on the Iran Deal. The meeting was attended by the European Union "Big Three," i.e. Britain, France and Germany (the E3), plus Russia […] | The post US Isolated: Europe's Big 3, Plus China & Russia Outmaneuver Trump To Keep Iran Deal At…
iranian.com/2018/09/25/us-isolated-europes-big-3-plus-china-russia-outmaneuver-trump-to-keep-iran-deal-at-un/

Extended NBC Interview: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with Rouhani while he was in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly session. | The post Extended NBC Interview: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/extended-nbc-interview-iranian-president-hassan-rouhani/

Trump to intensify economic war on Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-25
The US sanctions are both manifestly illegal and reckless; under international law, they are tantamount to an act of war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege US involvement, Reuters reports. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been […] | The post Mattis Dismisses Iran's Revenge Threat As Tensions Climb After Attack appeared first on The Iranian
iranian.com/2018/09/25/mattis-dismisses-irans-revenge-threat/

Amid media frenzy, Rosenstein to meet with Trump on Thursday
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-25
The deputy attorney general, who supervises the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has denied plotting Trump's removal via the 25th Amendment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

76 Reasons To Oppose The Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh
Impeach Kavanaugh | indybay.org | 2018-09-25
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 Vows to "Overthrow" Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
A terrorist attack on a military parade targeting civilians and military personnel alike left at least 29 dead and up to 70 more wounded in Iran's southwest region of Ahvaz. | At the same time, in New York City, US political … | The post US Vows to "Overthrow" Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-vows-to-overthrow-iran-as-terrorists-target-iranians/5655087

Eyewitness Colombia: Elections, Peace Accords & U.S. Imperialism
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-09-25
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/24/18817742.php

When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
The media's failure to treat a terror attack on Iran with the same compassion shown for similar or even lesser attacks in other nations is yet another indication of the media's supportive role in current U.S. efforts to undermine the current government of Iran. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a terror attack over the weekend killed 25 — more […] | The post When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage Of Iran Parade Attack appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/when-is-terrorism-not-terrorism/

UN expert advises Sri Lankan government about social impact of austerity measures
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-25
The statements are a warning to the government and international finance capital that the worsening living conditions of the working people in Sri Lanka will produce a social explosion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

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

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/

Syrian-Iranian-Russian Victory Only Way To Avenge Israeli-French Strikes
Tony Cartalucci | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Western and Russian media sources have reported an alleged joint Israeli-French strike on Syria on September 17. The attack included Israeli warplanes and French missile frigates operating in the Mediterranean off Syria's coast. Amid the attack, a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 14 service members aboard disappeared. The attack immediately prompted commentators, analysts, and pundits […] | The post Syrian-Iranian-Russian Victory Only Way To Avenge Israeli-French Strikes app…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/syrian-iranian-russian-victory-way-to-avenge-israeli-french-strikes/

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/

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/

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

Russian-Born Novelist Says Trump Envies Vladimir Putin Because He Wants to Make the US an Authoritarian State
Mary Elizabeth Wililams, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
The best-selling author discusses his new novel "Lake Success" and why we should be more wary of Ivy leaguers. | In 2016, Russian born novelist Gary Shteyngart took a bus ride. It was an uncertain time in American culture and politics, and Shteyngart, who's won a devoted following for his bestsellers "Absurdistan, "Super Sad True Love Story" and the memoir "Little Failure," didn't know what would come of the journey. Two years later, he's emerged with. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/russian-born-novelist-says-trump-envies-vladimir-putin-because-he-wants-make-us

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/

Donald Trump's War on Democracy
John Feffer | thenation.com | 2018-09-24
Donald Trump's War on Democracy appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/donald-trumps-war-on-democracy/

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/

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…

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/24/s…

'My Fear Will Not Hold Me Back': Kavanaugh Accuser Warns Senate Republicans They Can't Silence Her
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
In a new letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford told Republicans that she's still standing. | Even after everything that has happened, Senate Republicans are still determined to ram through Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite the mounting scandals. But one woman refuses to surrender in her fight for the truth: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a house party whil. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/christine-blasey-ford-warns-gop-they-cant-silence-her

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…

'The Advocates': Gimme shelter and much more
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-24
French director Rémi Kessler's heartwarming documentary The Advocates, seen this past weekend at the Los Angeles Film Festival, takes an insider look at a compelling crisis that seems to be mushrooming across Los Angeles far beyond the confines of Skid Row: Homelessness. The 86-minute nonfiction film focuses in on a trio of L.A. organizers for whom the political is personal, as they work primarily for private organizations to assist the ever-expanding number of people living on the street, though sometimes there is public-private cooperation. People like these three activists are derisively referred to as "do-gooders." | The most interesting one is Claudia Perez who, after years of substance as well as sexual abuse, and being homeless herself, not only turned her life around but founded LA on Cloud9. In Advocates we see volunteers of this private organization distribute food, clothing, hygienic articles,…
peoplesworld.org/article/the-advocates-gimme-shelter-and-much-more/

Fourth Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Is Speaking to Authorities in Maryland: Report
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
The floodgates are opening. | UPDATE SEPT. 24, 2: 58 PM: The Montgomery Country Police Department on Monday said it has not recevied a request to investigate Brett Kavanaugh. According to a statement, the department stand "ready to investigate any claim of sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred within our County. "As the Montgomery Country Sentinel reports in an update to their original piece, authorities spoke about the investigation on background: "Th. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/brett-kavanaugh-fourth-accuser-maryland

Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking The War Inside Iran?
Shireen Hunter | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Less than a month after Iran's consulate in Basra was attacked, a group of terrorists claiming to be members of the Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz attacked a military parade in the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, killing 25 people and wounding many more. When the Basra consulate incident took place , some commentators […] | The post Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking The War Inside Iran? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/saudi-arabia-taking-the-war-inside-iran/

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/

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

US Vows To Up Iran Pressure But Says Not After Regime Change
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime. "As I have said repeatedly, regime change in Iran is not the administration's policy," national security advisor John Bolton told reporters […] | The post US Vows To Up Iran Pressure But Says Not After Regime Change appeared first on The Irania…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/us-vows-to-up-iran-pressure-but-says-not-after-regime-change/

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…

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 regarded as a credible chemical weapons expert for Fox News.
rt.com/usa/439241-iraq-war-journalists-wmds/

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/

US to stay in Syria so long as 'Iranians' are there — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-24
US forces will remain in Syria so long as any Iranian-related forces operate there, the Trump administration has declared. Syria invited Iran to help fight jihadist rebels and ISIS, while denouncing the US presence as illegal.
rt.com/usa/439254-bolton-syria-iran-troops/

'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/

US Vows To Up Iran Pressure But Says Not After Regime Change
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime. "As I have said repeatedly, regime change in Iran is not the administration's policy," national security advisor John Bolton told reporters […] | The post US Vows To Up Iran Pressure But Says Not After Regime Change appeared first on The Irania…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/us-vows-to-up-iran-pressure-but-says-not-after-regime-change/

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…

Syrian-Iranian-Russian Victory Only Way To Avenge Israeli-French Strikes
Tony Cartalucci | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Western and Russian media sources have reported an alleged joint Israeli-French strike on Syria on September 17. The attack included Israeli warplanes and French missile frigates operating in the Mediterranean off Syria's coast. Amid the attack, a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 14 service members aboard disappeared. The attack immediately prompted commentators, analysts, and pundits […] | The post Syrian-Iranian-Russian Victory Only Way To Avenge Israeli-French Strikes app…
iranian.com/2018/09/24/syrian-iranian-russian-victory-way-to-avenge-israeli-french-strikes/

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/

Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking The War Inside Iran?
Shireen Hunter | iranian.com | 2018-09-24
Less than a month after Iran's consulate in Basra was attacked, a group of terrorists claiming to be members of the Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz attacked a military parade in the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, killing 25 people and wounding many more. When the Basra consulate incident took place , some commentators […] | The post Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking The War Inside Iran? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/24/saudi-arabia-taking-the-war-inside-iran/

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/

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

'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/

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/

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/

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…

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/

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/

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/

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