Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

2018-11-03: News Headlines

Massoud Khodabandeh (2018-11-04). Mossad To Use Mercenary MEK For Fatal False Flag Op In Albania. iranian.com On October 30, Denmark claimed that Iran had sent intelligence agents to assassinate the leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA). Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen robustly denounced the alleged plot as "totally unacceptable" and Denmark's foreign ministry said it would urge other European countries to […]

Global Research News (2018-11-03). Selected Articles: Trump Sanctions, War Crimes in Syria. globalresearch.ca Consider Making a Donation to Global Research | While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | When the Lie becomes …

South Front (2018-11-03). Video: Syrian Army Discovers ISIS Depot with US-Supplied Ammunition. globalresearch.ca On November 1, Hayat Tahir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) announced that its members had attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the village of Abu Qamis in southeastern Idlib. Three SAA soldiers were reportedly killed. | A source in …

Patrick Henningsen (2018-11-03). US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe. globalresearch.ca One of the main set-pieces of US, EU and NATO member state foreign policy towards Russia is the claim that "Russia invaded Crimea," a cardinal sin which can only be expunged by Moscow relinquishing its new acquisition. As punishment, the …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-03). 33 Trillion More Reasons Why The New York Times Gets it Wrong on Russia-gate. consortiumnews.com Further research shows The New York Times was even further off the mark in blaming Russian social media for Trump's win, as Gareth Porter reports. Facebook Said 80,000 Russian Posts Were Buried in 33 Trillion Facebook Offerings Over Two-Year Period Further Undermining NYT's Case … Read more →

Joao Pedro Stedile (2018-11-03). Grassroots struggle is the only way. zcomm.org Interview on the election results in Brazil and the way forward…

Mac Slavo (2018-11-03). The Next Generation of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses. globalresearch.ca Genetically engineered viruses could very well become the next generation of warfare. Deadly viruses modified in labs could be released eliminating entire communities of people as they infect making them a valuable asset to militaries worldwide. | As dystopian as that …

Truthstream Media (2018-11-03). Video: The Globalists Have Created A 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why Is This Happening Now? globalresearch.ca Behind the endless throngs of desperate Central American children arriving on the U.S. border and a steady wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico and beyond is a plan for global economic warfare — those building up the world of globalization …

Victoria López (2018-11-03). Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert. globalresearch.ca Since June, the federal government has been operating a massive tent city in the West Texas desert to detain immigrant children who have traveled to the United States seeking protection from persecution and abuse in their home countries. | Last week, …

Rann Miller (2018-11-03). The Changing Methods of Voter Disenfranchisement. progressive.org Voting for the lesser of two evils isn't always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is.

Lacy M. Johnson (2018-11-03). Moving the Conversation Toward Justice. zcomm.org Interview on activism, the failure to reckon, and extracting power from pain…

IMEMC News (2018-11-03). Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014. imemc.org Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014. The Al-Wafa' Rehabilitation Hospital said the child Mohammad Nasr al-Reefy, 14, was seriously …

Staff (2018-11-03). Some State Election Servers Could Be Exposed to Hackers. truthdig.com A ProPublica analysis found election computer servers in Wisconsin and Kentucky could be susceptible to intruders. Wisconsin shut down its service in response to our inquiries.

Staff (2018-11-03). Video: Preview Lee Camp's Stand-Up Comedy Special. truthdig.com Truthdig columnist Lee Camp's self-produced stand-up comedy special comes out on election day, November 6. | t.co/u3yV5dhaAV | — Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) October 25, 2018 | Ten percent of all video sales will go to environmental group Food and Water Watch and anti-war group Veterans for Peace. | To see more from Lee Camp, check out his appearance on Truthdig Editor-i…

Peter Richardson (2018-11-03). The Political Education of Hunter S. Thompson. truthdig.com Despite an embargo on his archive, a new biography examines how events between the Kennedy assassination and Nixon's resignation pushed the writer toward his most trenchant work.

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-11-03). National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events. naacp.org Civil Rights Leader to Visit Several Churches in Orlando During First Sunday to Mobilize Black Voters ORLANDO (November 2, 2018)—In the race toward a groundbreaking midterm election which could determine the fate of Florida and the nation for years to come, the leader of the nation's foremost civil rights organization will travel to Orlando […]

BAFP (2018-11-03). Building a Strong Left: Black Alliance for Peace. globalresearch.ca Last night's #AntiwarAutumn panel discussion was a success! | Speakers from BAYAN, the Black Alliance for Peace, the Black is Back Coalition, Wayne Madsen (2018-11-03). US Threatens Pullout From the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Which Survived Hitler but Not Trump. globalresearch.ca The United States is threatening to withdraw from two international organizations that survived World Wars I and II but may not survive the retrogressive neo-conservative foreign policy of Donald Trump. The world's third-oldest international organization, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), … | The post

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-03). Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran? globalresearch.ca For nearly 40 years since the Islamic Republic's 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny, Iran withstood the effects of multiple rounds of illegal US sanctions. | This time will likely be no different, Iran seeking ways to overcome …

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-03). It's Official: Erdogan Accuses Saudi Crown Prince of Ordering Khashoggi's Murder. globalresearch.ca For a month after Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi's Istanbul consulate, never to be seen or heard from again, Turkish President Erdogan refrained from accusing kingdom crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) of ordering his murder to silence him. | In …

Askiah Adam (2018-11-03). Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi? globalresearch.ca While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in …

IMEMC News (2018-11-03). Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni'lin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni'lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many locals, and international peace activists, marching against the illegal Annexation …

wsws (2018-11-03). Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba. wsws.org Bolton's speech on the Trump administration's policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

wsws (2018-11-03). Trump manoeuvres in lead-up to talks with Chinese President Xi. wsws.org The aim is either to extract major concessions from China or, failing that, create the best conditions for pressing ahead with trade war measures.

wsws (2018-11-03). Immigrant tent cities and right-wing terror: The new normal in America. wsws.org Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.

wsws (2018-11-03). US expands illegal, unilateral sanctions against Iran. wsws.org The measures Washington outlined yesterday are tantamount to a declaration of war.

wsws (2018-11-03). Sri Lankan crisis: Washington intervenes to maintain its political influence. wsws.org The Trump administration, which is preparing for war against China, does not want to lose political domination in strategically-located Sri Lanka.

Bratton Online (2018-11-03). Beware of Greg Larson. indybay.org Never in my 48 (forty eight) years of voting in Santa Cruz have I watched a more desperate candidate than Greg Larson. I've never seen more money spent by an individual than Greg Larson, either. We need to ask why he has such desire, drive and — and such questionable financial backing. That includes every major developer, and of course the Boardwalk, franchises, the real estate conglomerate…think for a second what that means for Santa Cruz's future.

Dan Bacher (2018-11-03). Legislators request info. on Brown & Trump administration negotiations over Delta Tunnels. indybay.org "This desire to hastily push forward an agreement without the input of affected Delta communities is concerning," the eight legislators wrote. "The state has a duty to preserve the public trust by providing transparency and accountability to all Californians."

RFE (2018-11-03). Iran Claims It Started Production Of New Warplane. iranian.com Defense Minister Amir Hatami has claimed that Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. "Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the […]

Keith Jones (2018-11-03). As Sanctions Tighten, Washington Threatens Iran With "Military Might" iranian.com The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran akin to that of the despot Shah Reza Pahlavi. Beginning Monday, November 5, the US will embargo Iranian energy exports, which fund well over a third of the country's state […]

Middle East Eye (2018-11-03). Turkey And Iraq To Get Exemptions From US Sanctions On Iran: Officials. iranian.com Turkey and Iraq will receive exemptions from US sanctions on Iran when they come into force on Monday, according to officials from both countries. Three Iraqi officials said on Friday that the US has informed Baghdad it will be allowed to keep importing crucial gas, energy supplies and food items from Iran after Washington reimposes […]

Ali Nejad (2018-11-03). General Soleimani Responds To President Trump. iranian.com Earlier today President Donald Trump used "Game of Thrones" imagery and language to promote sanctions against Iran. The Tweet featured a text overlay reading "Sanctions are coming." The font of the text is a near-match of the style used in HBO's mega-popular fantasy television series. The text itself appears to imitate "Winter is coming," one […]

Oil Price (2018-11-03). Cutting Iranian Oil Imports To Zero Unrealistic: Indian Oil Corp. iranian.com The prospects of Indian refiners cutting their intake of Iranian crude oil to zero are unrealistic, the chairman of Indian Oil Corp. told S&P Global Platts in an exclusive interview this week. Although the company, the largest oil player in India, has reduced its imports of Iranian crude, Sanjiv Singh said the chances of cutting all the […]

Tehran Times (2018-11-03). Persepolis Poised To Make History Against Kashima. iranian.com Persepolis are aiming to become the first Iranian football team to win the AFC Champions League but they will have two difficult matches ahead. Iranian teams Sepahan in 2007 and Zob Ahan in 2010 reached the final but both ended up losing to East Asian oppositions and now, well-prepared Persepolis, are going to make history […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-11-03). How the Loss of Native American Languages Affects Our Understanding of Nature. truthout.org Alaska has a "linguistic emergency," according to the Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker. A report warned earlier this year that all of the state's 20 Native American languages might cease to exist by the end of this century, if the state did not act. | American policies, particularly in the six decades between the 1870s and 1930s, Consortium News (2018-11-03). 33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate. theantimedia.com (CN Op-ed) — Even more damning evidence has come to light undermining The New York Times' assertion in September that Russia used social media to steal the 2016 election for Donald Trump. New research shows that a relatively paltry 80,000 posts from the private Russian company Internet Research Agency (IRA) were engulfed in literally trillions of posts on Facebook over …

Jason Ditz (2018-11-03). Saudis Pound Yemen After US Officials Demand 'Immediate Ceasefire'. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen. In the course of this, he demanded an end to fighting, and an immediate halt to all airstrikes against populated areas. Friday in Yemen was much like any other, with Saudi warplanes pounding areas in and around the northern cities of Hodeidah …

RT (2018-11-03). CIA's secret communication network was cracked by Iranians using… Google Search? rt.com The web-based network which was used by the CIA to communicate with its sources was overcome by Iranians using text-book Google queries, a new exposé claims. The agency knew about the vulnerability, but failed to act on it.

Reese Erlich (2018-11-02). Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War. progressive.org Khashoggi's death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump's policies that support the war.

Patrick Lawrence (2018-11-02). The Long-term Consequences of Trump's Campaign Against Iran. mintpressnews.com The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point .

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-02). Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | The revelation was made by the Washington Post yesterday, citing info…

stuart_m (2018-11-02). As Trump complains, Mexicans support Central American refugees. greenleft.org.au United States President Donald Trump has resorted to racist comments and extreme measures in response to a procession of refugees and migrants heading towards the US. | In mid-October, thousands of Hondurans left for a journey of many weeks through Guatemala and Mexico to the US. At its peak, the procession of refugees and migrants has included more than 7000 people fleeing unemployment, poverty and gang violence. | In Spanish and some English press, the procession has been referred to as a "caravan", but Irineo Mujica, director of Pueblo sin Fronteras (People without Borders)

Fight Back (2018-11-02). Tucson Anti-War Committee: Troops Off the Border! Asylum for the Refugees! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Tucson Anti-War Committee. | On October 29, President Trump ordered 5200 U.S. troops to the Mexican border in an attempted show of force with a caravan of refugees moving north from Honduras through Mexico. Trump has since threatened thousands more troops. The troop total could end up being more than the U.S. troops continuing the war in Afghanistan. | The caravan, composed largely of Hondurans fleeing gang violence and violent political repression, has seen as many as 7000 people. That figure has dropped to nearly 3500 because some 1700 have…

Christopher Black (2018-11-02). Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, the Law Laid Low. globalresearch.ca "We must demonstrate that those who have committed the most serious crimes of international concern can have no place to hide. There must be no impunity for the horrendous acts taking place on a daily basis in Syria. There …

stuart_m (2018-11-02). Brazilian social leader: 'We defeated the military dictatorship, we'll defeat Bolsonaro'. greenleft.org.au Shockwaves were sent around the world when fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 55% in the second round in Brazil's presidential elections on October 28, defeating Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT). | Infamous for his support for torture and military dictatorship as well as extreme bigotry towards women, the LGBTI community and indigenous peoples, millions in Brazil and globally were horrified and frightened. Not so investors, with Brazil's stock market soaring to new highs on the news of the win by a candidate who has pledged to open up all of Brazil — including ecologically crucial sections of th…

stuart_m (2018-11-02). Google staff walk out globally against sexual harassment. greenleft.org.au Tech giant Google was hit by an unprecedented global walkout on November 1 as female staff led colleagues off the job in protest against sexual harassment. | Workers left their desks at 11.10am local time in offices from Tokyo to San Francisco, including in Singapore, Zurich, London and Dublin. | The Walkout for Real Change was originally organised by female software engineers in the United States. It rattled company CEO Sundar Pichai, who was prompted to express support for it. | He praised the organisers for raising "constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies". He added that managers were expected t…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-11-02). Is the US-China Trade War for Real? globalresearch.ca This incisive article was first published in May 2018 at the outset of the trade war | If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China …

Chuck O'Connell (2018-11-02). The Significance of the Tet Offensive. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago the world received a lesson in the revolutionary power of protracted people's war when some 84,000 Vietnamese communist peasants stunned the world's greatest military power, the United States, with an astounding offensive considered impossible by America's Army generals who had only weeks before declared the communist revolutionaries of South Vietnam essentially defeated. More

Regan Farley (2018-11-02). NAACP Partners with Lawyers Committee on Georgia Win against 'Exact Match' Voter Software. naacp.org ATLANTA-In a race marred by blatant examples of voter suppression and voting machine irregularities the NAACP Georgia State Conference partnering with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law won an injunction against the use of the controversial voter regulating software —Exact Match. In the ruling which challenged Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's decision to […]

Brian Cloughley (2018-11-02). Spying, Lying and Dying. counterpunch.org In 2013 the German publication Der Spiegel informed us that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, had been planting malware in the systems of Belgacom (now called Proximus), a telecoms company of which the Belgian government has 53% ownership. It revealed that GCHQ's 'Operation Socialist' involved technology that directed targets to websites which could then inflict malware or otherwise louse More

Eric Draitser (2018-11-02). This Website Fights Fascists. counterpunch.org More>

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-11-02). NAACP Enlists Support from Wanda Sykes to Get Out the Vote on November 6. naacp.org BALTIMORE(October 30, 2018) ≠ ≠—NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, has collaborated with award-winning actress and comedian, Wanda Sykes, to release a critical public service announcement (PSA) activating the Black community to turn out the vote on November 6. In the PSA, Sykes makes note that elections are no joking matter. "We know that you'll show up when it's time […]

Democracy Now! (2018-11-02). Headlines for November 2, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Ramps Up Migrant Attacks, Says Soldiers Can Shoot Migrants, Funerals for Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting Continue; Gunman Pleads Not Guilty, Trump to End Program Fighting Hate Groups, Trump to Nominate State Dept. Spokesperson Nauert as U.N. Ambassador, Report: Oceans Warming Much Faster Than Previously Thought, WaPo: Saudi Crown Prince Told Kushner & Bolton Khashoggi Was a Terrorist, U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, U.N. Adopts Resolution to End U.S. Embargo on Cuba for 27th Time, Brazil: Bolsonaro Confirms Appointment of Anti-Corruption Judge, Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Kill At Least 15, Goog…

Conn Hallinan (2018-11-02). Afghanistan: Could peace finally be at hand? peoplesworld.org The news that the U.S. recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that the longest war in U.S. history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky, and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old …

Aidan O'Brien (2018-11-02). The Poppy, the Yasukuni Shrine and Remembering. counterpunch.org It's that time of year again—when the British remember those who have died fighting for Britain in modern times. It's a sinister spectacle. It's in-your-face British militarism, at a time of in-your-face British war crimes. It's a war dance. Red poppies are everywhere in the streets and media. What looks like symbolic blood is held More

Ellen Brown (2018-11-02). Trump's War on the Fed. truthdig.com In its interest rate hikes, the Fed has "gone crazy," the president says. The same may be said of him, but is there a method to his madness?

pip.hinman (2018-11-02). Protests force Morrison to get kids off Nauru. greenleft.org.au Just days after the latest — and largest — round of #KidsOffNauru protests, the federal government has said all children will be removed from Nauru by the end of the year. | Refugee rights organisations held mass protests in Sydney and Melbourne on October 27, with protesters chanting: "Kids off! All off! Close the camps now!" | Mehdi, an Iranian refugee on Nauru, addressed the Melbourne rally by phone. Mehdi said: "Five years of suffering and torture. We are the walking dead." | Abdul Aziz Adam, speaking from Manus Island, thanked rally participants, saying "your protest means a lot to us". | He expl…

Patrick Lawrence (2018-11-02). New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation. globalresearch.ca The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who …

Staff (2018-11-02). Trump Administration Reimposes Iran Sanctions Lifted in Nuclear Deal. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievements. | The sanctions, which will take effect on Monday, cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors and are the second batch the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew from the landmark accord in May. The rollback ends U.S. participation in the nuclear deal, whi…

Conn Hallinan (2018-11-02). Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan? zcomm.org Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates…

wsws (2018-11-02). As sanctions tighten, Washington threatens Iran with "military might" wsws.org The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran.

wsws (2018-11-02). Washington calls for Yemen ceasefire as Saudis escalate siege of Hodeidah. wsws.org The hypocritical "peace effort" advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.

wsws (2018-11-02). Falling growth rate sparks concern in China's ruling circles. wsws.org A Politburo statement reflected the growing anxiety in Beijing over the economy and the impact of US trade war measures.

Zero Hedge (2018-11-02). President Trump Sends His Most Direct Warning To Iran Yet… iranian.com Having reportedly 'folded' by agreeing to let eight countries – including Japan, India and South Korea – keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on the OPEC producer next week, it seems President Trump wanted to show how tough he is once again. In what can only be described as a 'Game Of Thrones'-style tweet, the […]

Patrick Lawrence (2018-11-02). New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-Term US Isolation. iranian.com The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Tehran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, […]

Moon of Alabama (2018-11-02). By Way Of Deception — False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran. iranian.com Israels secret service Mossad, with the CIA behind it, is framing Iran with alleged assassination plots in Europe. In September a terror attack killed some 30 people in Iran. Two entities, an Arab separatist movement as well as the Islamic State terror group ISIS, took responsibility. After an investigation Iran found that it was ISIS […]

Jason Ditz (2018-11-02). Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) —With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good. The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time …

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2018-11-02). US Officials Unexpectedly Call for Immediate End to War in Yemen. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition's blockade that has triggered …

Julia Conley (2018-11-02). Veterans Call on Active Duty US Soldiers to Refuse Trump's Orders at Mexico Border. theantimedia.com (CD) — Urging active duty soldiers to be guided by a higher "moral or ethical standard" than the one demonstrated by their commander-in-chief, two war resisters who previously served as U.S. Army Rangers called on members of the military to refuse President Donald Trump's orders to report to the U.S.-Mexico border. In an open letter published by Common Dreams Thursday, Rory …

RT (2018-11-02). From My USA-Russia Notebook: RTD explores what ordinary Americans really think of Russia. rt.com It's easy to be pessimistic about the trajectory of US-Russia relations, but a new RT documentary shows that despite the incendiary political rhetoric, ordinary people are helping to build bridges between the two nations. |

RT (2018-11-02). 'Bridging divides': Russian musician becomes 1st foreigner to get US National Dialogue Award (VIDEO). rt.com Prominent Russian jazz musician Igor Butman has won the US National Dialogue Award, becoming the first foreigner to receive the honor for building bridges through music where diplomacy has failed.

RT (2018-11-02). 'Enrolled to fight in Mideast', not defend borders? NYT roasted over anti-Trump cartoon of US troops. rt.com A New York Times editorial cartoon mocking US President Donald Trump's orders to send troops to the Mexican border instead of fighting wars in the Middle East has drawn ire from Americans calling it elitist and out of touch.

RT (2018-11-02). 'Sanctions are coming': Trump's Game of Thrones Iran threat unleashes internet wildfire. rt.com US President Donald Trump's decision to use a Game of Thrones themed picture to threaten Iran with sanctions has set off social media like a band of wildlings attacking a freefolk village.

RT (2018-11-02). Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran, targeting over 700 entities & individuals. rt.com All sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in force on November 5, the US administration has announced.

RT (2018-11-02). 'No proof of crime': Dead & duct-taped Saudi sisters found on banks of Hudson could be… a suicide? rt.com Two Saudi sisters found dead and duct-taped together on the banks of New York's Hudson River were seen praying near the water hours before their bodies were found, in a baffling case that police say shows no signs of foul play. |

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-11-01). As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted? mintpressnews.com The U.S. has expressed a desire to rely in Yemen upon the often practiced and rarely successful strategy of breaking a nation into multiple enclaves based on ethnicity and political affiliation. The process, known as balkanization, has been implemented with disastrous results in Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.

Mark Gruenberg (2018-11-01). Union, Latino leaders, constitutional scholars slam Trump on ending birthright citizenship. peoplesworld.org In this May 13, 2004, file photo, Jose Aguilar, and his wife, Maria, read a book with their children Jose Jr.,7, and Jennifer, 9, at their home in National City, Calif. The Aguilar children were U.S. citizens by virtue of their American birth, but their parents faced deportation back to their homeland of Mexico at the time. U.S. citizenship through birth comes via the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the Civil War to secure U.S. citizenship for newly freed black slaves. It later was used to guarantee citizenship to all babies born on U.S. soil after court challenges. President Trump wants to issue an exec…

aclu (2018-11-01). Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert. aclu.org The Tornillo detention camp represents a major shift in the policy and practice of putting the best interests of the child first. | Since June, the federal government has been operating a massive tent city in the West Texas desert to detain immigrant children who have traveled to the United States seeking protection from persecution and abuse in their home countries. | Last week, I visited the Tornillo detention camp with colleagues from the ACLU of Texas. There are currently over 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant kids at Tornillo, most from Central America, who were transferred from long-term shelter placements. Th…

Ruth Messinger (2018-11-01). How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting? thenation.com How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting?

Consortiumnews (2018-11-01). New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation. consortiumnews.com The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. New Iran… Read more →

David Bixenspan (2018-11-01). Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia? thenation.com Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia?

The Iranian (2018-11-01). Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal. iranian.com Iran, India and Russia are considering the creation of a new 7,200 km trade and transport corridor, which would become an alternative to the traditional route through the Suez Canal, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on October 31. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multimode network of sea and rail routes, will link the Indian […]

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-01). An Interview With Congressional Candidate Shireen Ghorbani — Running For Utah's 2nd District. iranian.com So, I thought I saw another Iranian American's face on that Avenger's Time magazine cover and found out it was Shireen Ghorbani. She is a congressional candidate running for Utah's second district. Once again, I was fascinated. Why would an Iranian American woman run in a red state? Shireen's family story is right out of […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-01). Zarif Accuses Israel Of 'False Flag' Operation In Denmark Assassination Plot. iranian.com An alleged Iranian murder plot in Denmark to kill a political dissident has been swept aside by the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as a "false flag" operation carried out by the Israeli Mossad. The remark was made by Zarif in relation to the uncovering of a murder plot by Sweden's intelligence agencies in September. […]

Jamal Abdi (2018-11-01). Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback. iranian.com Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin, The re-imposition of U.S. secondary economic sanctions against Iran as part of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign has raised deep concerns in the Iranian-American community and across the globe. These sanctions follow President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-11-01). Get This, US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions. iranian.com The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting of […]

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-11-01). How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California's Second Most Expensive Election. theintercept.com The charter school movement has spent close to $30 million in support of Marshall Tuck, the former president of an LA-based charter school network.

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-11-01). US Blames Iran for Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting …

Fight Back (2018-10-31). FRSO leader condemns Trump's plan for executive order against birthright citizenship. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA — "Coast to coast – the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns President Trump's plan to issue an executive order against birthright citizenship," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Suzuki said that proposed executive order would be the most infamous presidential order since President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in concentrations camps during World War II. | Suzuki pointed out that fight for citizenship rights date back to Dred Scott, whose fight for freedom ended in 1…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-31). Headlines for October 31, 2018. democracynow.org Pittsburgh: 1000s March as Trump Visits Site of Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting, Trump Birthright Citizenship Plan Blasted as "Unconstitutional", GOP Campaigning Head Calls Out Rep. King's White Supremacist Links, Kansas Men Convicted of Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Influenced by Trump, Pastors Protest Sessions's Religious Freedom Talk, Brazil: Bolsonaro Attacks Newspaper over Reports of Misinformation Campaign, WWF: Humans Have Destroyed 60 Percent of Wildlife in Last 50 Years, Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Expands Assault on Port City of Hodeidah, Sri Lankans Protest Ouster of Prime Minister, Okinawa Governor Calls U.S. Bas…

TEV (2018-10-31). Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour. venezuelanalysis.com Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.

Fight Back (2018-10-31). UW-Oshkosh SDS building the fight against budget cuts. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – On Oct. 25, UW-Oshkosh Students for a Democratic Society (UWO SDS) hosted an event regarding the campus administration's current budget cutting policies. Members of UWO SDS were joined via Google Hangout by a leading student activist from UW-Superior and a member of UW-Parkside SDS, as well as a few members of the UWO faculty. | SDS hopes that this event be the first of many such events aimed at raising awareness among the student body about the issue of budget cuts. Last year, students and faculty at Superior first, then Stevens Point, and finally Oshkosh, were shaken by announcements from adm…

Ryan Devereaux (2018-10-31). The Military's Justification for Sending Thousands of Troops to the Border Is the Opposite of the Truth. theintercept.com Trump's military campaign to secure the midterm elections, Operation Faithful Patriot, has a lot in common with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-30). Headlines for October 30, 2018. democracynow.org Trump to End Birthright Citizenship in Violation of Constitution, Trump Continues Attacks on Caravan, Sends 5,200 Troops to Border, Advocacy Groups Raise Alarm over Sick Kids in Central American Caravan, 220 Immigrant Children in U.S. Still Separated from Families, Pittsburgh Leaders Oppose Trump Visit, WH Denies Trump Rhetoric Responsible for Recent Extremist Violence, Fifteenth "Suspicious Package" Found in Atlanta in Mail Bomb Campaign, Fiancée of Murdered Saudi Journalist Demands Justice, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 1, Injure 25 at Separation Barrier Protest, Tunisia: Suicide Bomber Injures Nine, Air Pollution…

Mat Ward (2018-10-30). 10 new albums that pack a political punch. greenleft.org.au Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 – count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on Twitter, Facebook, or email. | | 1. ADAM BLOTNER – STEP TO THE LEFT: COUNTRY…

AlexBainbridge (2018-10-30). The 'Purple Army' rallies because #WagesMatter. greenleft.org.au Hundreds of public servants rallied outside Queensland's parliament on October 30 as part of a week-long industrial campaign. The rally was organised by Together Union (a branch of the Australian Services Union), also known as the "Purple Army". | The workers are facing enterprise bargaining negotiations in which the state government is refusing to offer any pay rise. The government argues that since workers have had a wage rise due to a rise in the award, they do not need to offer any rise in the enterprise agreement. The agreement will last for the next three years. | Other public sector workers have had p…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-30). CN Radio—Episode 4: Lee Camp on War, Prisons, the Media and His New Comedy Special. consortiumnews.com Comedian Lee Camp joins Consortium News Radio for Episode 4, discussing the state of America's wars, prisons and media, as well as his new comedy special to be released on mid-term U.S. Election Day, Nov. 6. Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-10-30). How White Supremacist Ideology & Conspiracies Have Fueled U.S. Domestic Terror & Hateful Violence. democracynow.org Domestic terror swept the country last week, when a white gunman stormed a peaceful synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 peaceful worshipers in what has been described as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The attack came a day after an avid Trump supporter in Florida was arrested and charged with mailing bombs to more than a dozen of the president's prominent critics, and three days after a white gunman fatally shot two African Americans at a grocery store shortly after trying and failing to enter a black church. We speak with Lois Beckett, a senior reporter for The Guardian covering gun policy, c…

Mark Ames (2018-10-29). ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter. grayzoneproject.com How some of the best known Syria regime-change hustlers and "experts" helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a cretinous troll into a…

2018-11-03: Social Media Postees

Mossad To Use Mercenary MEK For Fatal False Flag Op In Albania
Massoud Khodabandeh | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
On October 30, Denmark claimed that Iran had sent intelligence agents to assassinate the leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA). Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen robustly denounced the alleged plot as "totally unacceptable" and Denmark's foreign ministry said it would urge other European countries to […] | The post Mossad To Use Mercenary MEK For Fatal False Flag Op In Albania appeared first on The Iranian.
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Selected Articles: Trump Sanctions, War Crimes in Syria
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Consider Making a Donation to Global Research | While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | When the Lie becomes … | The post Selected Articles: Trump Sanctions, War Crimes in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Syrian Army Discovers ISIS Depot with US-Supplied Ammunition
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
On November 1, Hayat Tahir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) announced that its members had attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the village of Abu Qamis in southeastern Idlib. Three SAA soldiers were reportedly killed. | A source in … | The post Video: Syrian Army Discovers ISIS Depot with US-Supplied Ammunition appeared first on Global Research.
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US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe
Patrick Henningsen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
One of the main set-pieces of US, EU and NATO member state foreign policy towards Russia is the claim that "Russia invaded Crimea," a cardinal sin which can only be expunged by Moscow relinquishing its new acquisition. As punishment, the … | The post US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe appeared first on Global Research.
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33 Trillion More Reasons Why The New York Times Gets it Wrong on Russia-gate
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-03
Further research shows The New York Times was even further off the mark in blaming Russian social media for Trump's win, as Gareth Porter reports. Facebook Said 80,000 Russian Posts Were Buried in 33 Trillion Facebook Offerings Over Two-Year Period Further Undermining NYT's Case … Read more ?…
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Video: The Globalists Have Created A 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why Is This Happening Now?
Truthstream Media | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Behind the endless throngs of desperate Central American children arriving on the U.S. border and a steady wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico and beyond is a plan for global economic warfare — those building up the world of globalization … | The post Video: The Globalists Have Created A 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why Is This Happening Now? appeared first on Global Research.
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Some State Election Servers Could Be Exposed to Hackers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
A ProPublica analysis found election computer servers in Wisconsin and Kentucky could be susceptible to intruders. Wisconsin shut down its service in response to our inquiries. | The post Some State Election Servers Could Be Exposed to Hackers appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Next Generation of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Genetically engineered viruses could very well become the next generation of warfare. Deadly viruses modified in labs could be released eliminating entire communities of people as they infect making them a valuable asset to militaries worldwide. | As dystopian as that | … | The post The Next Generation of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses appeared first on Global Research.
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The Changing Methods of Voter Disenfranchisement
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2018-11-03
Voting for the lesser of two evils isn't always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is.
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National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-11-03
Civil Rights Leader to Visit Several Churches in Orlando During First Sunday to Mobilize Black Voters ORLANDO (November 2, 2018)–In the race toward a groundbreaking midterm election which could determine the fate of Florida and the nation for years to come, the leader of the nation's foremost civil rights organization will travel to Orlando […] | The post National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events appeared first on NAACP.
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US Threatens Pullout From the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Which Survived Hitler but Not Trump
Wayne Madsen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
The United States is threatening to withdraw from two international organizations that survived World Wars I and II but may not survive the retrogressive neo-conservative foreign policy of Donald Trump. The world's third-oldest international organization, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), … | The post US Threatens Pullout From the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Which Sur…
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Grassroots struggle is the only way
Joao Pedro Stedile | zcomm.org | 2018-11-03
Interview on the election results in Brazil and the way forward…
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Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-11-03
Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014. The Al-Wafa' Rehabilitation Hospital said the child Mohammad Nasr al-Reefy, 14, was seriously …

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014

The Political Education of Hunter S. Thompson
Peter Richardson | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
Despite an embargo on his archive, a new biography examines how events between the Kennedy assassination and Nixon's resignation pushed the writer toward his most trenchant work. | The post The Political Education of Hunter S. Thompson appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Video: Preview Lee Camp's Stand-Up Comedy Special
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
Truthdig columnist Lee Camp's self-produced stand-up comedy special comes out on election day, November 6. | t.co/u3yV5dhaAV | — Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) October 25, 2018 | Ten percent of all video sales will go to environmental group Food and Water Watch and anti-war group Veterans for Peace. | To see more from Lee Camp, check out his appearance on Truthdig Editor-i…
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Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert
Victoria López | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
Since June, the federal government has been operating a massive tent city in the West Texas desert to detain immigrant children who have traveled to the United States seeking protection from persecution and abuse in their home countries. | Last week, … | The post Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert appeared first on Global Research.
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Moving the Conversation Toward Justice
Lacy M. Johnson | zcomm.org | 2018-11-03
Interview on activism, the failure to reckon, and extracting power from pain…
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Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
For nearly 40 years since the Islamic Republic's 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny, Iran withstood the effects of multiple rounds of illegal US sanctions. | This time will likely be no different, Iran seeking ways to overcome … | The post Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
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It's Official: Erdogan Accuses Saudi Crown Prince of Ordering Khashoggi's Murder
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
For a month after Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi's Istanbul consulate, never to be seen or heard from again, Turkish President Erdogan refrained from accusing kingdom crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) of ordering his murder to silence him. | In … | The post It's Official: Erdogan Accuses Saudi Crown Prince of Ordering Khashoggi's Murder appeared first on Global Research.
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Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi?
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-03
While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in … | The post Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi? appeared first on Global Research.
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni'lin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-11-03
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni'lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many locals, and international peace activists, marching against the illegal Annexation …

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Trump manoeuvres in lead-up to talks with Chinese President Xi
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The aim is either to extract major concessions from China or, failing that, create the best conditions for pressing ahead with trade war measures.
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Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
Bolton's speech on the Trump administration's policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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Sri Lankan crisis: Washington intervenes to maintain its political influence
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The Trump administration, which is preparing for war against China, does not want to lose political domination in strategically-located Sri Lanka.
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Immigrant tent cities and right-wing terror: The new normal in America
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.
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US expands illegal, unilateral sanctions against Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-03
The measures Washington outlined yesterday are tantamount to a declaration of war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Legislators request info. on Brown & Trump administration negotiations over Delta Tunnels
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2018-11-03
"This desire to hastily push forward an agreement without the input of affected Delta communities is concerning," the eight legislators wrote. "The state has a duty to preserve the public trust by providing transparency and accountability to all Californians."
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Beware of Greg Larson
Bratton Online | indybay.org | 2018-11-03
Never in my 48 (forty eight) years of voting in Santa Cruz have I watched a more desperate candidate than Greg Larson. I've never seen more money spent by an individual than Greg Larson, either. We need to ask why he has such desire, drive and — and such questionable financial backing. That includes every major developer, and of course the Boardwalk, franchises, the real estate conglomerate…think for a second what that means for Santa Cruz's future.
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As Sanctions Tighten, Washington Threatens Iran With "Military Might"
Keith Jones | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran akin to that of the despot Shah Reza Pahlavi. Beginning Monday, November 5, the US will embargo Iranian energy exports, which fund well over a third of the country's state […] | The post As Sanctions Tighten, Washington Threatens Iran With "Military Might" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Claims It Started Production Of New Warplane
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Defense Minister Amir Hatami has claimed that Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. "Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the […] | The post Iran Claims It Started Production Of New Warplane appeared first on The Iranian.
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Turkey And Iraq To Get Exemptions From US Sanctions On Iran: Officials
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Turkey and Iraq will receive exemptions from US sanctions on Iran when they come into force on Monday, according to officials from both countries. Three Iraqi officials said on Friday that the US has informed Baghdad it will be allowed to keep importing crucial gas, energy supplies and food items from Iran after Washington reimposes […] | The post Turkey And Iraq To Get Exemptions From US Sanctions On Iran: Officials appeared first on The Iranian.
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Cutting Iranian Oil Imports To Zero Unrealistic: Indian Oil Corp
Oil Price | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
The prospects of Indian refiners cutting their intake of Iranian crude oil to zero are unrealistic, the chairman of Indian Oil Corp. told S&P Global Platts in an exclusive interview this week. Although the company, the largest oil player in India, has reduced its imports of Iranian crude, Sanjiv Singh said the chances of cutting all the […] | The post Cutting Iranian Oil Imports To Zero Unrealistic: Indian Oil Corp appeared first on The Iranian.
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General Soleimani Responds To President Trump
Ali Nejad | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Earlier today President Donald Trump used "Game of Thrones" imagery and language to promote sanctions against Iran. The Tweet featured a text overlay reading "Sanctions are coming." The font of the text is a near-match of the style used in HBO's mega-popular fantasy television series. The text itself appears to imitate "Winter is coming," one […] | The post General Soleimani Responds To President Trump appeared first on The Iranian.
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Persepolis Poised To Make History Against Kashima
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-03
Persepolis are aiming to become the first Iranian football team to win the AFC Champions League but they will have two difficult matches ahead. Iranian teams Sepahan in 2007 and Zob Ahan in 2010 reached the final but both ended up losing to East Asian oppositions and now, well-prepared Persepolis, are going to make history […] | The post Persepolis Poised To Make History Against Kashima appeared first on The Iranian.
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33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-03
(CN Op-ed) — Even more damning evidence has come to light undermining The New York Times' assertion in September that Russia used social media to steal the 2016 election for Donald Trump. New research shows that a relatively paltry 80,000 posts from the private Russian company Internet Research Agency (IRA) were engulfed in literally trillions of posts on Facebook over …

33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate

Saudis Pound Yemen After US Officials Demand 'Immediate Ceasefire'
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-03
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen. In the course of this, he demanded an end to fighting, and an immediate halt to all airstrikes against populated areas. Friday in Yemen was much like any other, with Saudi warplanes pounding areas in and around the northern cities of Hodeidah …

Saudis Pound Yemen After US Officials Demand 'Immediate Ceasefire'

CIA's secret communication network was cracked by Iranians using… Google Search?
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-03
The web-based network which was used by the CIA to communicate with its sources was overcome by Iranians using text-book Google queries, a new exposé claims. The agency knew about the vulnerability, but failed to act on it. | …
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Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-11-02
Khashoggi's death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump's policies that support the war.
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The Long-term Consequences of Trump's Campaign Against Iran
Patrick Lawrence | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-02
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point . | The post The Long-term Consequences of Trump's Campaign Against Iran appeared first on MintPress News.
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Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | The revelation was made by the Washington Post yesterday, citing info…
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Tucson Anti-War Committee: Troops Off the Border! Asylum for the Refugees!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Tucson Anti-War Committee. | On October 29, President Trump ordered 5200 U.S. troops to the Mexican border in an attempted show of force with a caravan of refugees moving north from Honduras through Mexico. Trump has since threatened thousands more troops. The troop total could end up being more than the U.S. troops continuing the war in Afghanistan. | The caravan, composed largely of Hondurans fleeing gang violence and violent political repression, has seen as many as 7000 people. That figure has dropped to nearly 3500 because some 1700 have…
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Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, the Law Laid Low
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
"We must demonstrate that those who have committed the most serious crimes of international concern can have no place to hide. There must be no impunity for the horrendous acts taking place on a daily basis in Syria. There … | The post Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, the Law Laid Low appeared first on Global Research.
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Brazilian social leader: 'We defeated the military dictatorship, we'll defeat Bolsonaro'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Shockwaves were sent around the world when fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 55% in the second round in Brazil's presidential elections on October 28, defeating Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT). | Infamous for his support for torture and military dictatorship as well as extreme bigotry towards women, the LGBTI community and indigenous peoples, millions in Brazil and globally were horrified and frightened. Not so investors, with Brazil's stock market soaring to new highs on the news of the win by a candidate who has pledged to open up all of Brazil — including ecologically crucial sections of th…
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The Significance of the Tet Offensive
Chuck O'Connell | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Fifty years ago the world received a lesson in the revolutionary power of protracted people's war when some 84,000 Vietnamese communist peasants stunned the world's greatest military power, the United States, with an astounding offensive considered impossible by America's Army generals who had only weeks before declared the communist revolutionaries of South Vietnam essentially defeated.
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NAACP Partners with Lawyers Committee on Georgia Win against 'Exact Match' Voter Software
Regan Farley | naacp.org | 2018-11-02
ATLANTA-In a race marred by blatant examples of voter suppression and voting machine irregularities the NAACP Georgia State Conference partnering with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law won an injunction against the use of the controversial voter regulating software –Exact Match. In the ruling which challenged Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's decision to […] | The post NAACP Partners with Lawyers Committee on Georgia Win against 'Exact Match' Voter Software appeared first o…
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Google staff walk out globally against sexual harassment
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Tech giant Google was hit by an unprecedented global walkout on November 1 as female staff led colleagues off the job in protest against sexual harassment. | Workers left their desks at 11.10am local time in offices from Tokyo to San Francisco, including in Singapore, Zurich, London and Dublin. | The Walkout for Real Change was originally organised by female software engineers in the United States. It rattled company CEO Sundar Pichai, who was prompted to express support for it. | He praised the organisers for raising "constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies". He added that managers were expected t…
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Afghanistan: Could peace finally be at hand?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-02
The news that the U.S. recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that the longest war in U.S. history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky, and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old …
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Trump's War on the Fed
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2018-11-02
In its interest rate hikes, the Fed has "gone crazy," the president says. The same may be said of him, but is there a method to his madness? | The post Trump's War on the Fed appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is the US-China Trade War for Real?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
This incisive article was first published in May 2018 at the outset of the trade war | If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China … | The post Is the US-China Trade War for Real? appeared first on Global Research.
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The Poppy, the Yasukuni Shrine and Remembering
Aidan O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
It's that time of year again–when the British remember those who have died fighting for Britain in modern times. It's a sinister spectacle. It's in-your-face British militarism, at a time of in-your-face British war crimes. It's a war dance. Red poppies are everywhere in the streets and media. What looks like symbolic blood is held…
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Spying, Lying and Dying
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
In 2013 the German publication Der Spiegel informed us that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, had been planting malware in the systems of Belgacom (now called Proximus), a telecoms company of which the Belgian government has 53% ownership. It revealed that GCHQ's 'Operation Socialist' involved technology that directed targets to websites which could then inflict malware or otherwise louse…
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NAACP Enlists Support from Wanda Sykes to Get Out the Vote on November 6
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-11-02
BALTIMORE(October 30, 2018) ≠ ≠–NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, has collaborated with award-winning actress and comedian, Wanda Sykes, to release a critical public service announcement (PSA) activating the Black community to turn out the vote on November 6. In the PSA, Sykes makes note that elections are no joking matter. "We know that you'll show up when it's time […] | The post NAACP Enlists Support from Wanda Sykes to Get Out the Vote on November 6. appeared first on
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Trump Administration Reimposes Iran Sanctions Lifted in Nuclear Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-02
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievements. | The sanctions, which will take effect on Monday, cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors and are the second batch the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew from the landmark accord in May. The rollback ends U.S. participation in the nuclear deal, whi…
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation
Patrick Lawrence | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-02
The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who … | The post New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation appeared first on Global Research.
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Protests force Morrison to get kids off Nauru
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Just days after the latest — and largest — round of #KidsOffNauru protests, the federal government has said all children will be removed from Nauru by the end of the year. | Refugee rights organisations held mass protests in Sydney and Melbourne on October 27, with protesters chanting: "Kids off! All off! Close the camps now!" | Mehdi, an Iranian refugee on Nauru, addressed the Melbourne rally by phone. Mehdi said: "Five years of suffering and torture. We are the walking dead." | Abdul Aziz Adam, speaking from Manus Island, thanked rally participants, saying "your protest means a lot to us". | He expl…
greenleft.org.au/content/protests-force-morrison-get-kids-nauru

Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan?
Conn Hallinan | zcomm.org | 2018-11-02
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates…
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As sanctions tighten, Washington threatens Iran with "military might"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran.
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Falling growth rate sparks concern in China's ruling circles
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
A Politburo statement reflected the growing anxiety in Beijing over the economy and the impact of US trade war measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Washington calls for Yemen ceasefire as Saudis escalate siege of Hodeidah
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-02
The hypocritical "peace effort" advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

President Trump Sends His Most Direct Warning To Iran Yet
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
Having reportedly 'folded' by agreeing to let eight countries – including Japan, India and South Korea – keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on the OPEC producer next week, it seems President Trump wanted to show how tough he is once again. In what can only be described as a 'Game Of Thrones'-style tweet, the […] | The post President Trump Sends His Most Direct Warning To Iran Yet… appeared first on The Iranian.
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By Way Of Deception — False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran
Moon of Alabama | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
Israels secret service Mossad, with the CIA behind it, is framing Iran with alleged assassination plots in Europe. In September a terror attack killed some 30 people in Iran. Two entities, an Arab separatist movement as well as the Islamic State terror group ISIS, took responsibility. After an investigation Iran found that it was ISIS […] | The post By Way Of Deception — False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-Term US Isolation
Patrick Lawrence | iranian.com | 2018-11-02
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Tehran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. The next step in the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, […] | The post New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-Term US Isolation appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Officials Unexpectedly Call for Immediate End to War in Yemen
Ahmed AbdulKareem | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(MPN) — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition's blockade that has triggered …

US Officials Unexpectedly Call for Immediate End to War in Yemen

Veterans Call on Active Duty US Soldiers to Refuse Trump's Orders at Mexico Border
Julia Conley | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(CD) — Urging active duty soldiers to be guided by a higher "moral or ethical standard" than the one demonstrated by their commander-in-chief, two war resisters who previously served as U.S. Army Rangers called on members of the military to refuse President Donald Trump's orders to report to the U.S.-Mexico border. In an open letter published by Common Dreams Thursday, Rory …

Veterans Call on Active Duty US Soldiers to Refuse Trump's Orders at Mexico Border

Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-02
(ANTIWAR.COM) –With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good. The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time …

Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001

From My USA-Russia Notebook: RTD explores what ordinary Americans really think of Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
It's easy to be pessimistic about the trajectory of US-Russia relations, but a new RT documentary shows that despite the incendiary political rhetoric, ordinary people are helping to build bridges between the two nations. | …
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'Bridging divides': Russian musician becomes 1st foreigner to get US National Dialogue Award (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
Prominent Russian jazz musician Igor Butman has won the US National Dialogue Award, becoming the first foreigner to receive the honor for building bridges through music where diplomacy has failed. | …
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'Enrolled to fight in Mideast', not defend borders? NYT roasted over anti-Trump cartoon of US troops
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
A New York Times editorial cartoon mocking US President Donald Trump's orders to send troops to the Mexican border instead of fighting wars in the Middle East has drawn ire from Americans calling it elitist and out of touch. | …
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'Sanctions are coming': Trump's Game of Thrones Iran threat unleashes internet wildfire
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
US President Donald Trump's decision to use a Game of Thrones themed picture to threaten Iran with sanctions has set off social media like a band of wildlings attacking a freefolk village. | …
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Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran, targeting over 700 entities & individuals
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
All sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in force on November 5, the US administration has announced. | …
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'No proof of crime': Dead & duct-taped Saudi sisters found on banks of Hudson could be… a suicide?
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-02
Two Saudi sisters found dead and duct-taped together on the banks of New York's Hudson River were seen praying near the water hours before their bodies were found, in a baffling case that police say shows no signs of foul play. | …
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As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-01
The U.S. has expressed a desire to rely in Yemen upon the often practiced and rarely successful strategy of breaking a nation into multiple enclaves based on ethnicity and political affiliation. The process, known as balkanization, has been implemented with disastrous results in Syria, Sudan and elsewhere. | The post As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted? appeared first on MintPress News.
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Union, Latino leaders, constitutional scholars slam Trump on ending birthright citizenship
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-01
In this May 13, 2004, file photo, Jose Aguilar, and his wife, Maria, read a book with their children Jose Jr.,7, and Jennifer, 9, at their home in National City, Calif. The Aguilar children were U.S. citizens by virtue of their American birth, but their parents faced deportation back to their homeland of Mexico at the time. U.S. citizenship through birth comes via the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the Civil War to secure U.S. citizenship for newly freed black slaves. It later was used to guarantee citizenship to all babies born on U.S. soil after court challenges. President Trump wants to issue an exec…
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How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting?
Ruth Messinger | thenation.com | 2018-11-01
How Do We Move Forward From the Synagogue Shooting?
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Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-01
The Tornillo detention camp represents a major shift in the policy and practice of putting the best interests of the child first. | Since June, the federal government has been operating a massive tent city in the West Texas desert to detain immigrant children who have traveled to the United States seeking protection from persecution and abuse in their home countries. | Last week, I visited the Tornillo detention camp with colleagues from the ACLU of Texas. There are currently over 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant kids at Tornillo, most from Central America, who were transferred from long-term shelter placements. Th…
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New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-01
The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. New Iran… Read more ?…
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Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia?
David Bixenspan | thenation.com | 2018-11-01
Why Is WWE Creating Propaganda for Saudi Arabia?
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Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
Iran, India and Russia are considering the creation of a new 7,200 km trade and transport corridor, which would become an alternative to the traditional route through the Suez Canal, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on October 31. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multimode network of sea and rail routes, will link the Indian […] | The post Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal appeared first on The Iranian.
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Get This, US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting of […] | The post Get This, US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback
Jamal Abdi | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin, The re-imposition of U.S. secondary economic sanctions against Iran as part of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign has raised deep concerns in the Iranian-American community and across the globe. These sanctions follow President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the […] | The post Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback appeared first on The Iranian.
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An Interview With Congressional Candidate Shireen Ghorbani — Running For Utah's 2nd District
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
So, I thought I saw another Iranian American's face on that Avenger's Time magazine cover and found out it was Shireen Ghorbani. She is a congressional candidate running for Utah's second district. Once again, I was fascinated. Why would an Iranian American woman run in a red state? Shireen's family story is right out of […] | The post An Interview With Congressional Candidate Shireen Ghorbani — Running For Utah's 2nd District appeared first on The Iranian.
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Zarif Accuses Israel Of 'False Flag' Operation In Denmark Assassination Plot
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-01
An alleged Iranian murder plot in Denmark to kill a political dissident has been swept aside by the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as a "false flag" operation carried out by the Israeli Mossad. The remark was made by Zarif in relation to the uncovering of a murder plot by Sweden's intelligence agencies in September. […] | The post Zarif Accuses Israel Of 'False Flag' Operation In Denmark Assassination Plot appeared first on The Iranian.
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How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California's Second Most Expensive Election
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-01
The charter school movement has spent close to $30 million in support of Marshall Tuck, the former president of an LA-based charter school network. | The post How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California's Second Most Expensive Election appeared first on The Intercept.
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US Blames Iran for Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-01
(CJ Opinion) — The United States government is preparing to implement an additional level of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to meet a dozen demands that are so absurdly unreasonable that they have been called a regime change policy in all but name. The sanctions which have already been implemented have already badly hurt the Iranian economy, the sting …

US Blames Iran for Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions

FRSO leader condemns Trump's plan for executive order against birthright citizenship
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-10-31
San Jose, CA — "Coast to coast – the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns President Trump's plan to issue an executive order against birthright citizenship," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Suzuki said that proposed executive order would be the most infamous presidential order since President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in concentrations camps during World War II. | Suzuki pointed out that fight for citizenship rights date back to Dred Scott, whose fight for freedom ended in 1…
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Headlines for October 31, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-31
Pittsburgh: 1000s March as Trump Visits Site of Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting, Trump Birthright Citizenship Plan Blasted as "Unconstitutional", GOP Campaigning Head Calls Out Rep. King's White Supremacist Links, Kansas Men Convicted of Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Influenced by Trump, Pastors Protest Sessions's Religious Freedom Talk, Brazil: Bolsonaro Attacks Newspaper over Reports of Misinformation Campaign, WWF: Humans Have Destroyed 60 Percent of Wildlife in Last 50 Years, Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Expands Assault on Port City of Hodeidah, Sri Lankans Protest Ouster of Prime Minister, Okinawa Governor Calls U.S. Bas…
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Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour
TEV | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-31
Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.
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UW-Oshkosh SDS building the fight against budget cuts
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-10-31
Oshkosh, WI – On Oct. 25, UW-Oshkosh Students for a Democratic Society (UWO SDS) hosted an event regarding the campus administration's current budget cutting policies. Members of UWO SDS were joined via Google Hangout by a leading student activist from UW-Superior and a member of UW-Parkside SDS, as well as a few members of the UWO faculty. | SDS hopes that this event be the first of many such events aimed at raising awareness among the student body about the issue of budget cuts. Last year, students and faculty at Superior first, then Stevens Point, and finally Oshkosh, were shaken by announcements from adm…
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The Military's Justification for Sending Thousands of Troops to the Border Is the Opposite of the Truth
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2018-10-31
Trump's military campaign to secure the midterm elections, Operation Faithful Patriot, has a lot in common with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. | The post The Military's Justification for Sending Thousands of Troops to the Border Is the Opposite of the Truth appeared first on The Intercept.
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Headlines for October 30, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-30
Trump to End Birthright Citizenship in Violation of Constitution, Trump Continues Attacks on Caravan, Sends 5,200 Troops to Border, Advocacy Groups Raise Alarm over Sick Kids in Central American Caravan, 220 Immigrant Children in U.S. Still Separated from Families, Pittsburgh Leaders Oppose Trump Visit, WH Denies Trump Rhetoric Responsible for Recent Extremist Violence, Fifteenth "Suspicious Package" Found in Atlanta in Mail Bomb Campaign, Fiancée of Murdered Saudi Journalist Demands Justice, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 1, Injure 25 at Separation Barrier Protest, Tunisia: Suicide Bomber Injures Nine, Air Pollution…
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CN Radio–Episode 4: Lee Camp on War, Prisons, the Media and His New Comedy Special
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-30
Comedian Lee Camp joins Consortium News Radio for Episode 4, discussing the state of America's wars, prisons and media, as well as his new comedy special to be released on mid-term U.S. Election Day, Nov. 6. Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe… Read more ?…
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The 'Purple Army' rallies because #WagesMatter
AlexBainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-30
Hundreds of public servants rallied outside Queensland's parliament on October 30 as part of a week-long industrial campaign. The rally was organised by Together Union (a branch of the Australian Services Union), also known as the "Purple Army". | The workers are facing enterprise bargaining negotiations in which the state government is refusing to offer any pay rise. The government argues that since workers have had a wage rise due to a rise in the award, they do not need to offer any rise in the enterprise agreement. The agreement will last for the next three years. | Other public sector workers have had p…
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10 new albums that pack a political punch
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-30
Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 – count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on Twitter, Facebook, or email. | | 1. ADAM BLOTNER – STEP TO THE LEFT: COUNTRY…
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How White Supremacist Ideology & Conspiracies Have Fueled U.S. Domestic Terror & Hateful Violence
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-30
Domestic terror swept the country last week, when a white gunman stormed a peaceful synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 peaceful worshipers in what has been described as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The attack came a day after an avid Trump supporter in Florida was arrested and charged with mailing bombs to more than a dozen of the president's prominent critics, and three days after a white gunman fatally shot two African Americans at a grocery store shortly after trying and failing to enter a black church. We speak with Lois Beckett, a senior reporter for The Guardian covering gun policy, c…
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ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter
Mark Ames | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-29
How some of the best known Syria regime-change hustlers and "experts" helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a cretinous troll into a… | The post ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Trump Plays Pocahontas Card Again. . . And Takes the Trick!
Mark Anthony Rolo | progressive.org | 2018-10-29
When I hear people like the Cherokee Nation's Hoskins Jr. bashing Warren for her claim, it occurs to me that Trump's racism has found a footing in tribal politics.
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As a Saudi Citizen in Exile, I Know What the Regime Does to Silence its Critics
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-29
As a Saudi citizen exiled in Washington, D.C., since 2000, Ali al Ahmed has experienced first-hand what the Saudi government is willing to do to silence its critics inside and outside the country. By Ali al Ahmed The murder of… Read more ?…
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Headlines for October 29, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-29
Anti-Semitic Shooter Kills 11 Jewish Worshipers in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Gunman Held Anti-Semitic, Racist and Xenophobic Views, Jewish Leaders to Trump: "Massacre Is Not the First Act of Terror You Incited", Trump, Conservatives Continue Attacks on George Soros, Kentucky: Shooter Kills Two Black People at Supermarket After Targeting Black Church, Trump-Supporting Suspect of Mail Bomb Campaign to Appear in Court, Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro President, Indonesia: 189 Feared Dead After Lion Air Passenger Jet Crashes, Saudis Reject Turkish Demand to Extradite Khashoggi Murder Suspects, Israel Bo…
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Headlines for October 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-26
Investigators Narrow In on Florida in Ongoing Mail Bomb Case, Turkish President Urges Saudis to Reveal Who Ordered Khashoggi Murder, U.N. Calls for International Investigation into Khashoggi Murder, Trump Sends Troops, Threatens to Close U.S.-Mexico Border over Migrant Caravan, Caitlyn Jenner Denounces Trump's Attacks on Trans Rights in Op-ed, Trump Administration Approves Plan to Drill Off Alaska Coast, Officers Involved in Drowning Death of Two SC Women Detainees Fired, Sen. Grassley Asks DOJ to Investigate Avenatti and Julie Swetnick over Kavanaugh Statements, Reporter Body-Slammed by Rep. Gianforte Tells Cong…
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No Joke: Amid Dairy Crises, Desperate Scott Walker Thanks Trump For Market-Closing Trade War
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2018-10-26
The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal "good news," even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner.
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