Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

2018-09-26: News Headlines

Keith Jones (2018-09-26). Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran. iranian.com US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and the other Iran regime-change hawks at the helm of the Trump administration intend to use this week's opening of the annual United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop for an intensification of Washington's economic war and military-strategic offensive against Iran. […]

Staff (2018-09-26). Is the Space Force a Step Toward War in Space? truthdig.com Trump's enthusiasm for a new branch of the U.S. military and the militarization of space has given new life to spectacularly bad ideas shelved years ago.

Juan Cole (2018-09-26). The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke. iranian.com The US media, as I predicted, has gone a long way toward normalizing Trump. Despite counts of his over 5,000 ridiculous lies that show a vast increase over time, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets respectfully report on him as though he really were a president who really did have policy positions. They actually paid his cronies […]

teleSUR (2018-09-26). Venezuela: Maduro and Arreaza Reject Trump's Attack at UN. telesurtv.net The Trump administration has levied several rounds of sanctions against Maduro's government as part of the economic war it's waging against the socialist government.

Zero Hedge (2018-09-26). Iran's Rouhani Blasts US For "Nazi Disposition," Dares Trump To "Return To Negotiating Table" iranian.com In what sounded like a last-ditch plea for the US to reconsider its abandonment of the JCPOA, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the US during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly not to abandon its commitments to international institutions and asked it to return to the negotiating table. Without using Trump's name, Rouhani warned […]

teleSUR (2018-09-26). Trump Backs Military Coup in Venezuela Against Maduro. telesurtv.net Speaking on the sidelines of the UNGA meeting, an organization meant to promote peace, the U.S. president confirmed his backing for violent military takeovers and interventions.

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-26). Bolton Questions EU Rhetoric, Says US Will Be Aggressive, Unwavering On Iran Sanctions. iranian.com White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent US sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran, Reuters reports. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in […]

RFE (2018-09-26). Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue. iranian.com French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the clerical regime. Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said that Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil — a professed concern […]

wsws (2018-09-26). Trump delivers fascistic tirade at the United Nations. wsws.org Repeatedly invoking "sovereignty" and "patriotism," while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump's speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-26). Bolton Questions EU Rhetoric, Says US Will Be Aggressive, Unwavering On Iran Sanctions. iranian.com White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent US sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran, Reuters reports. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in […]

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

wsws (2018-09-26). US-China trade war intensifies. wsws.org The escalation of the conflict and the growing recognition that it is not a temporary spat, which can be solved through negotiations, has led to concerns in sections of the financial media.

Keith Jones (2018-09-26). Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran. iranian.com US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and the other Iran regime-change hawks at the helm of the Trump administration intend to use this week's opening of the annual United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop for an intensification of Washington's economic war and military-strategic offensive against Iran. […]

wsws (2018-09-26). UK Labour conference passes Brexit motion with option for "people's vote" wsws.org Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, speaking for the Blairites and dominant sections of British business, sees the latest compromise as a step toward committing Labour to retaining membership of the EU.

RT (2018-09-26). 'Sanctions are weapon of war': Pompeo's speech at anti-Iran group interrupted by protesters (VIDEO). rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech at the summit of a neo-conservative pro-Israel pressure group was briefly hijacked by anti-war activists. One of the protesters chanted: "We want peace, we don't want war!"

Juan Cole (2018-09-26). The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke. iranian.com The US media, as I predicted, has gone a long way toward normalizing Trump. Despite counts of his over 5,000 ridiculous lies that show a vast increase over time, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets respectfully report on him as though he really were a president who really did have policy positions. They actually paid his cronies […]

Zero Hedge (2018-09-26). Iran's Rouhani Blasts US For "Nazi Disposition," Dares Trump To "Return To Negotiating Table" iranian.com In what sounded like a last-ditch plea for the US to reconsider its abandonment of the JCPOA, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the US during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly not to abandon its commitments to international institutions and asked it to return to the negotiating table. Without using Trump's name, Rouhani warned […]

RFE (2018-09-26). Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue. iranian.com French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the clerical regime. Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said that Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil — a professed concern […]

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

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 …

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 | …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 →

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). 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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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.

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 […]

Mark Gruenberg (2018-09-25). Rosenstein to see Trump on Thursday — a Comey rerun? peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—This Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, meets the potential top target of Mueller's probe, Donald Trump, in the Oval Office. | The question is what will happen at that meeting — and its ramifications. Will now-President Trump force Rosenstein to quit? Will Trump fire him? Or will Trump try to exact a "loyalty oath" from Rosenstein, as he tried with former FBI Director James Comey before firing him? | And the follow-up: What's the reaction of the country, both at large and among Trump's legions, who believe, as he does, that the whole Mueller probe is "a witch hunt" or worse. | Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller's probe because Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, recused himself due to his own key role in Trump's 2016 campaign and his own contacts…

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 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…

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…

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…

INA (2018-09-25). World Bank: Gaza's Economy Now In 'Free Fall'. imemc.org Gaza's economy is now in a state of "free fall", the World Bank warned on Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel, which imposes a strict siege on the coastal enclave, and for the international community to intervene in avoiding immediate collapse. The report was released ahead of a high-level […]…

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

Jim Naureckas (2018-09-25). Billionaires Buying Up Media Outlets: They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper. globalresearch.ca The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy—with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald …

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

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. . .

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…

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

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-25). Here Are 5 of Clarence Thomas' Worst Decisions — And Proof Judge Brett Kavanaugh Is Cut from the Same Cloth. alternet.org Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh don't just share the same rocky road to Supreme Court confirmation. | When Justice Clarence Thomas replaced Thurgood Marshall on the U. S. Supreme Court in 1991, it was obvious that philosophically, the two of them were diametrically opposed. Marshall, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1967, was the High Court's first African-American justice—and he was a liberal. But Tho. . .

Héni Nsaibia (2018-09-25). America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia. globalresearch.ca Last month, a U.S. Africa Command spokesperson confirmed in a Task & Purpose report that Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, where they fought beside partner forces against militants …

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…

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…

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…

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.

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 […]

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. […]

RFE (2018-09-25). In UN Speech, Trump Calls On 'All Nations To Isolate' Iran's Government. iranian.com U.S. President Donald Trump has called on "all nations to isolate" the Iranian government for as long as its leadership continues policies of "aggression" in the Middle East and beyond. Speaking to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, Trump said: "Iran's leaders sell chaos, death, and destruction. […]

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 […]

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 […]

RT (2018-09-25). Chinese national arrested in US for allegedly acting as agent of Beijing. rt.com In a move likely to hit relations already soured by a bitter trade war and election interference accusations, the US has now arrested a Chinese national it accuses of working as an unregistered foreign agent.

The Iranian (2018-09-25). World Laughs At Trump For Claiming His Administration Among Most Accomplished In US History. iranian.com "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before laughter broke out in the hall. "Didn't expect that reaction," Trump said with a smile, "But that's okay."

Samuel Oakford (2018-09-25). Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization. theintercept.com Some brutal regimes with draconian drug policies signed on — and a few allies balked at the Trump administration's retrograde drug war push.

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.

RT (2018-09-25). Bolton warns of 'hell to pay' if Iran crosses US & allies as Rouhani dares Trump to return to talks. rt.com Hours after the US and Iranian leaders took aim at each other at the UN General Assembly, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said at an anti-Iran summit that Tehran will have "hell to pay" if it crosses the US or its allies.

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. […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

RT (2018-09-25). US 'state terror' in Middle East has 'little to do with' defending Americans, says former US marine. rt.com The US war in Afghanistan was built on a "profitable lie" and the "state terror" perpetuated by Washington in its foreign wars has little to do with protecting and defending Americans, a former US marine has written.

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 […]

RFE (2018-09-25). In UN Speech, Trump Calls On 'All Nations To Isolate' Iran's Government. iranian.com U.S. President Donald Trump has called on "all nations to isolate" the Iranian government for as long as its leadership continues policies of "aggression" in the Middle East and beyond. Speaking to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, Trump said: "Iran's leaders sell chaos, death, and destruction. […]

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…

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. |

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 […]

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."

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

2018-09-26: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: Maduro and Arreaza Reject Trump's Attack at UN
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-26
The Trump administration has levied several rounds of sanctions against Maduro's government as part of the economic war it's waging against the socialist government.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

Is the Space Force a Step Toward War in Space?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-26
Trump's enthusiasm for a new branch of the U.S. military and the militarization of space has given new life to spectacularly bad ideas shelved years ago. | The post Is the Space Force a Step Toward War in Space? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/is-the-space-force-a-step-towards-war-in-space/

Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran
Keith Jones | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and the other Iran regime-change hawks at the helm of the Trump administration intend to use this week's opening of the annual United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop for an intensification of Washington's economic war and military-strategic offensive against Iran. […] | The post Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/26/trump-to-intensify-economic-war-on-iran/

The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
The US media, as I predicted, has gone a long way toward normalizing Trump. Despite counts of his over 5,000 ridiculous lies that show a vast increase over time, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets respectfully report on him as though he really were a president who really did have policy positions. They actually paid his cronies […] | The post The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/26/the-us-media-should-treat-trump-as-a-pathetic-joke/

Trump Backs Military Coup in Venezuela Against Maduro
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-26
Speaking on the sidelines of the UNGA meeting, an organization meant to promote peace, the U.S. president confirmed his backing for violent military takeovers and interventions.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/T…

Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the clerical regime. Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said that Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil — a professed concern […] | The post Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/macron-urges-iran-dialogue/

US-China trade war intensifies
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-26
The escalation of the conflict and the growing recognition that it is not a temporary spat, which can be solved through negotiations, has led to concerns in sections of the financial media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
The US media, as I predicted, has gone a long way toward normalizing Trump. Despite counts of his over 5,000 ridiculous lies that show a vast increase over time, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets respectfully report on him as though he really were a president who really did have policy positions. They actually paid his cronies […] | The post The US Media Should Learn From UN Audience, And Treat Trump As A Pathetic Joke appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/26/the-us-media-should-treat-trump-as-a-pathetic-joke/

Trump delivers fascistic tirade at the United Nations
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-26
Repeatedly invoking "sovereignty" and "patriotism," while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump's speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the clerical regime. Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said that Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil — a professed concern […] | The post Macron Wants Iran To Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/macron-urges-iran-dialogue/

UK Labour conference passes Brexit motion with option for "people's vote"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-26
Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, speaking for the Blairites and dominant sections of British business, sees the latest compromise as a step toward committing Labour to retaining membership of the EU.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

'Sanctions are weapon of war': Pompeo's speech at anti-Iran group interrupted by protesters (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-26
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech at the summit of a neo-conservative pro-Israel pressure group was briefly hijacked by anti-war activists. One of the protesters chanted: "We want peace, we don't want war!"
rt.com/usa/439421-pompeo-iran-protest-sanctions/

Eyewitness Colombia: Elections, Peace Accords & U.S. Imperialism
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-09-26
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indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/24/18817742.php

Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran
Keith Jones | iranian.com | 2018-09-26
US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and the other Iran regime-change hawks at the helm of the Trump administration intend to use this week's opening of the annual United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop for an intensification of Washington's economic war and military-strategic offensive against Iran. […] | The post Trump To Intensify Economic War On Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/26/trump-to-intensify-economic-war-on-iran/

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/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosenstein to see Trump on Thursday — a Comey rerun?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-25
WASHINGTON–This Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, meets the potential top target of Mueller's probe, Donald Trump, in the Oval Office. | The question is what will happen at that meeting — and its ramifications. Will now-President Trump force Rosenstein to quit? Will Trump fire him? Or will Trump try to exact a "loyalty oath" from Rosenstein, as he tried with former FBI Director James Comey before firing him? | And the follow-up: What's the reaction of the country, both at large and among Trump's legions, who believe, as he does, that the whole Mueller probe is "a witch hunt" or worse. | Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller's probe because Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, recused himself due to his own key role in Trump's 2016 campaign and his own contacts…
peoplesworld.org/article/rosenstein-to-see-trump-on-thursday-a-comey-rerun/

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/

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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/25/m…

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

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/

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

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

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/

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/

#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/

America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
Héni Nsaibia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
Last month, a U.S. Africa Command spokesperson confirmed in a Task & Purpose report that Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, where they fought beside partner forces against militants … | The post America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunis…
globalresearch.ca/america-is-quietly-expanding-its-war-in-tunisia/5655143

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

Billionaires Buying Up Media Outlets: They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Jim Naureckas | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-25
The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy–with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald … | The post Billionaires Buying Up Medi…
globalresearch.ca/billionaires-buying-up-media-outlets-they-think-it-would-be-fun-to-run-a-newspaper/5655170

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/

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/

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/

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/

World Bank: Gaza's Economy Now In 'Free Fall'
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-25
Gaza's economy is now in a state of "free fall", the World Bank warned on Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel, which imposes a strict siege on the coastal enclave, and for the international community to intervene in avoiding immediate collapse. The report was released ahead of a high-level …

World Bank: Gaza's Economy Now In ‘Free Fall’

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

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/

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/

Here Are 5 of Clarence Thomas' Worst Decisions — And Proof Judge Brett Kavanaugh Is Cut from the Same Cloth
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-25
Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh don't just share the same rocky road to Supreme Court confirmation. | When Justice Clarence Thomas replaced Thurgood Marshall on the U. S. Supreme Court in 1991, it was obvious that philosophically, the two of them were diametrically opposed. Marshall, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1967, was the High Court's first African-American justice–and he was a liberal. But Tho. . .
alternet.org/here-are-5-clarence-thomas-worst-decisions-and-proof-judge-brett-kavanaugh-cut-same-cloth

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.
truthout.org/art/eve-of-battle/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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…

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…

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/

World Laughs At Trump For Claiming His Administration Among Most Accomplished In US History
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-25
"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before laughter broke out in the hall. "Didn't expect that reaction," Trump said with a smile, "But that's okay." | The post World Laughs At Trump For Claiming His Administration Among Most Accomplished In US History appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/25/world-laughs-at-trump-un-address/

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/

Bolton warns of 'hell to pay' if Iran crosses US & allies as Rouhani dares Trump to return to talks
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-25
Hours after the US and Iranian leaders took aim at each other at the UN General Assembly, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said at an anti-Iran summit that Tehran will have "hell to pay" if it crosses the US or its allies.
rt.com/news/439407-bolton-warns-iran-rouhani-unga/

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/

Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization
Samuel Oakford | theintercept.com | 2018-09-25
Some brutal regimes with draconian drug policies signed on — and a few allies balked at the Trump administration's retrograde drug war push. | The post Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/25/donald-trump-united-nations-drugs/

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/

Chinese national arrested in US for allegedly acting as agent of Beijing
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-25
In a move likely to hit relations already soured by a bitter trade war and election interference accusations, the US has now arrested a Chinese national it accuses of working as an unregistered foreign agent.
rt.com/usa/439413-china-governemnt-agent-intelligence/

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/

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/

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/

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

US 'state terror' in Middle East has 'little to do with' defending Americans, says former US marine
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-25
The US war in Afghanistan was built on a "profitable lie" and the "state terror" perpetuated by Washington in its foreign wars has little to do with protecting and defending Americans, a former US marine has written.
rt.com/usa/439403-former-marine-afghanistan-state-terror/

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…

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/

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/

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/

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…

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…

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/

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

'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/

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…

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/

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…

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/

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/

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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

They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-09-21
New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) | The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the growing trend of billionaires buying up media outlets. While media moguls have always been wealthy–with press barons ( Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Donald Newhouse, etc.) still well-represented on Forbes' running list of the world's billionaires–what distinguishes this new breed of press magnate is that they bought their media properties with fortunes made in other industries. | Some, like Benioff, come out of the tech industry; tech tycoons like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, eBay's Pierre Omidyar and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs have profited from a tech boom (or bubble) that gives them plenty of cash to spend. Others come out of the financial sector, which has doubled its share of the…
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Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben…
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