Daily Archives: November 5, 2018

2018-11-05: News Headlines

Zero Hedge (2018-11-05). US Threatens SWIFT with Sanctions if Iran Isn't Cut Off. globalresearch.ca Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatened the global financial messaging service SWIFT on Friday that it could be penalized if it doesn't cut off financial services to entities and individuals doing business with Iran. The warning came just days ahead of …

aclu (2018-11-05). In Trump's Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon. aclu.org We use the census as a tool to build power in communities. The administration wants to use it against those communities. | Almost a decade ago, I ran the Minkwon Center for Community Action, a grassroots organization serving the Korean-American community in Queens. Getting immigrants to participate in the 2010 census was one of our top priorities. Why? Because I knew we could use the census to build power for our communities, just by standing up and being counted. And we did, but it wasn't easy. | First, we had to educate people about the census's importance. After all, it's not just a head count. The…

ZeroHedge (2018-11-05). As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine. mintpressnews.com With Pompeo now placing the blame on Iran for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, we are only likely to get more of the same stalling while civilians continue to die in the thousands each month.

Staff (2018-11-05). The Ugly Truth About the U.S.-Saudi Arms Deals. truthdig.com What follows is a conversation between arms industry researcher Andrew Feinstein and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. | One of the reasons that President Donald Trump has been lenient about reining in the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the death the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is, apparently, that Saudi arms deals are good for the American economy and to create jobs in the United States, as…

Thomas Knapp (2018-11-05). This Too Shall Pass: "Birthright Citizenship" Kerfuffle is Mostly a Get Out The Vote Tactic. counterpunch.org In a late October interview with news website Axios, US president Donald Trump announced his intention to sign an executive order doing away with "birthright citizenship" — the notion that persons born on US soil are citizens from birth with no need for any naturalization process. It's not exactly an "October surprise." Trump used birthright More

Doug Johnson (2018-11-05). Poll Forecast: Slight GOP Edge in House for Midterms Could Be Overcome by People of Color and Progressive Women Candidates. counterpunch.org Heading into Tuesday, the race to control the U.S. House of Representatives remains extremely tight according to CounterPunch's election modeling based on a combination of polls and fundamentals. Our modeling accurately forecast in 2016 that Michigan and a handful of other toss-up states could put Trump at or beyond the 270 electoral votes necessary to become More

Adam Taylor (2018-11-05). Debunking the Real 9/11 Myths. globalresearch.ca This Article was first published by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth in 2012 | A decade has passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and many people feel that we have still not had a real investigation into …

Joe Lauria (2018-11-05). Break-in Attempted at Assange's Residence in Ecuador Embassy. globalresearch.ca An attempted break-in at Julian Assange's residence inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Oct. 29, and the absence of a security detail, have increased fears about the safety of the WikiLeak's publisher. | Lawyers for Assange have confirmed to …

Laura Flanders (2018-11-05). Hate Speech at Homeland Security. counterpunch.org Someone scrawled "KILL NIGGERS" on the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York this week, not thirty-five feet from the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the FBI. The racist graffiti showed up shortly before noon, Thursday, on the burial ground of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans on a memorial sign. More

Randi Nord (2018-11-05). Tehran Slams Renewed "Cruel" Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent. mintpressnews.com The renewed sanctions only serve to further isolate the U.S. from the international community and bring economic hardship home in the form of higher oil prices.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. democracynow.org President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We speak to world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to pull out.

Kenn Orphan (2018-11-05). The Power That Must be Resisted. counterpunch.org "We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words." — Ursula Le Guin When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the More

Mateo Pimentel (2018-11-05). Socialism and the Ballot. counterpunch.org In recent elections, it seems American voters have had little choice but to elect candidates they perceive as being "on their side," or perhaps as being "better than the other guy." Since the enfranchisement of women and Black Americans in the course of the last century, voter participation has been too easily circumscribed by powerful More

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-11-05). Yemen's Civilians Face "Hell" as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks. mintpressnews.com "After three days of calling for peace have passed, few people seem to be interested in peace … we see nothing but more escalation on all fronts," a Hodeida resident told MPN.

Peter Oborne (2018-11-05). How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift. globalresearch.ca On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its goal is to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero, although waivers were being …

Pete Tucker (2018-11-05). On Eve of Election, the Washington Post Keeps Hogan Out of UMD Scandal. counterpunch.org The scandal engulfing the University of Maryland couldn't come at a worse time for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, just ahead of Tuesday's election. Fortunately for Hogan, the Washington Post — which wants him reelected, and is highly influential in the vote rich Maryland counties outside D.C. — is downplaying the governor's role in this sordid More

W. T. Whitney (2018-11-05). Che Guevara and Cuba's Battle of Ideas. counterpunch.org Speaking shortly after Ernesto Che Guevara died in 1967, Fidel Castro declared that, "Che possessed the double characteristic of the man of ideas — of profound ideas — and the man of action." In life Guevara held the world's attention as guerrilla, revolutionary leader, and far traveling anti-imperialist warrior and since then as icon for More

Patrick Henningsen (2018-11-05). Impact Is Imminent: Getting Into Gold, Getting Out of the Euro (and Dollar). globalresearch.ca It's been a decade since the financial crash of 2008 which we now know was orchestrated by Wall Street and a compromised US Treasury Dept. Many believe that the very practice which triggered the collapse back then – the …

TeleSur English (2018-11-05). Venezuela: Region Shifts Right, Maduro Calls for Stronger ALBA. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan President warned "U.S. imperialism is emboldened" and urged more unity for a peaceful Latin America.

Willy Blackmore (2018-11-05). Consider the Lobster Tariffs. thenation.com Consider the Lobster Tariffs…

Mark Lewis Taylor (2018-11-05). The Violence Today: It's Not Just "Hate" counterpunch.org Look deeply into the violence on display today in the United States and we will see more than just generalized "hate." We are not suffering only from disrespectful discourse or some deficiency in liberal civility. On the contrary, today's hate has a certain structure. There is a specific matrix of vitriol that we must name More

Eric Laursen (2018-11-05). Why I'm Not Voting. counterpunch.org On a short visit to Austin, Texas in June, I heard that one of my favorite one-hit wonders from the long-ago British punk-pop scene, Wreckless Eric ("(I'd Go) the Whole Wide World"), was playing at a local club. I quickly bought tickets. Wreckless gave a tremendous show. The songs from his new album were terrific, More

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-05). Treaties and Other Agreements US Consistently Breaches. globalresearch.ca Trump's JCPOA and INF pullouts are the latest examples of why the US under Republicans and undemocratic Dems can never be trusted. | Both right wings of the US one-party state want everything their own way in return for empty promises, …

Rebecca Solnit (2018-11-05). The American civil war didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate president. zcomm.org His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won't win in the long run…

Staff (2018-11-05). Iran President Warns of 'War Situation' as Sanctions Resume. truthdig.com Iran greets the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani as Mideast tensions rise.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-11-05). Closing Loopholes: Taxing the Digital Giants. globalresearch.ca The treasurers of various countries seem to be stumbling over each other in the effort, but taxing the digital behemoths has become something of an obsession, the gold standard for those wishing to add revenue to state coffers. Back in …

Staff (2018-11-05). John Oliver Traces the Grim Origins of Family Separation (Video). truthdig.com The "Last Week Tonight" host argues the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy is the "logical result of a general hard-right turn toward demonizing immigrants for political advantage."

Dimitri Lascaris (2018-11-05). Legal Battle Over Falsely Labelled Wines From Israel's Illegal Settlements Heats Up. globalresearch.ca In January 2017, Dr. David Kattenburg of Winnipeg, Canada filed a complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about two wines produced in Israel's illegal settlements. Those wines are sold in Canada bearing labels which falsely proclaim them to …

Roger D. Harris (2018-11-05). The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones. mintpressnews.com Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines in the Spanish-American War. | The Age of Imperialism, as Lenin observed, is characterized by the competition of the various imperial powers for dominance. That inter-imperialist rivalry led to World War I. Lenin called those putative socialists who supported their own national imperialist projects "social imperialists." Social imperialism is a tendency that is socialist in name and imperialist in deed. Imper…

Fight Back (2018-11-05). Chicanos welcome Central American caravan. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — On October 26, as the caravan of refuges from Central America traveled through Mexico, they were welcomed with food, festivity, aid, and clothing. As Chicanos, we must do the same when the caravan arrives at U.S. border. | Attacking Mexicans, and by extension Chicanos, Trump has dispatched the U.S. military to the U.S.-Mexico border to block the caravan. We say down with Trump, down with him hiding like a coward behind the U.S. military, down with the continued militarization, killings and abuses at the border, down with the injustices to the undocumented in the U.S., and down with the U.S…

Paul Edwards (2018-11-05). It's Brillig in America. counterpunch.org Lewis Carroll knew nonsense. He pretty much invented the verse version. We, who live in a country in which nonsense defines national behavior, are effectively blind to that reality, judging by our universal acceptance of it. We've been force-fed bullshit by ruling elites forever and, though bullshit is not nonsense, it's the perfect cover for More

Joseph G. Ramsey (2018-11-05). End the Need for Nursing "Short Cuts" counterpunch.org My former student, Sony Georges, has been a nurse in Massachusetts for a decade. He's become a close friend. (I'm calling him "Sony" here, since, like many nurses, he has expressed fears about retaliation from hospital higher ups if he speaks out publicly in support of ballot Question 1.) Sony is among the most caring More

Tomasz Pierscionek (2018-11-05). Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare. globalresearch.ca Many technologies have dual use potential and can be applied to either civilian or defense projects, depending on the intent of those in charge. | German rocket technology led to the creation of V2 ballistic missiles in WW2 and later enabled …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial. democracynow.org Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form."

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reinstates Harsh Sanctions on Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal, Florida: Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Kills 2, Injures 5 in Tallahassee, Georgia Secretary of State and GOP Candidate Launches Probe into Dem. Party, Obama Campaigns for Vulnerable Senate Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Kansas Republican Kris Kobach Took Donations from White Nationalists, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Razor Wire as Soldiers Deploy to Border, NBC Airs Racist Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Commercial, Nigerian Military Tweets Trump Video to Justify Shooting Protesters, U.N.: A Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Min. from War-Caused Disease, Hunge…

John Davis (2018-11-05). The Rewilding of Humanity? counterpunch.org "We are affected strangely by any place from which the tide of life has ebbed", so wrote Neil Gunn, the early twentieth century Scottish novelist speaking to his biographers, F.H. Hart and J. B. Pick, and quoted in their book, Neil Gunn — A Highland Life, 1981. He was recollecting the terrible emptiness of the More

Dave Lindorff (2018-11-05). Scaremongering is the Only Thing Trump and Republicans Have Got. counterpunch.org Here it is. See for yourself the terrifying "caravan" advancing through Mexico from Honduras, set to "invade" the US, bringing, according to President Trump and the reactionary media that support him, "rapists, killers, Arab terrorists, and diseases." This "caravan," according to a report in the UK newspaper theIndependent, is actually an assemblage of several thousand desperately More

Martin Fleck (2018-11-05). Withdrawing From the INF Treaty Is One of Trump's Most Dangerous Moves Yet. globalresearch.ca In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21, 2018, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the United States would formally withdraw from …

DGGK (2018-11-05). Your Kid's Vaccines May Actually be Making Them Sick… globalresearch.ca Thousands of children are silently being poisoned by deadly toxins in government-mandated vaccinations — many without showing any immediate symptoms… | Among the many vaccine-induced chronic illnesses are these disorders: | 1) Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA) – a recent syndrome …

Noam Chomsky (2018-11-05). Struggle and Achievement. zcomm.org The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats…

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-11-05). The US Pretends to Support the Independence of Syria and Iraq. globalresearch.ca During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual …

Julian Rose (2018-11-05). Save Us From Freedom! globalresearch.ca Freedom once meant something significant for mankind. It meant ceasing to be suppressed and imprisoned by forces that endeavour to control one. The word 'freedom' conjured a sense of what it means, at least to some degree, to be master …

Alex Potter (2018-11-05). Deaths for dollars—Saudi war in Yemen continues with U.S. support. peoplesworld.org The other day, over 20 people died in an airstrike in Yemen's coastal city of Hodeidah. The bombs, dropped by a Saudi-led coalition, hit a farmers market, where men from neighboring villages sold their goods, hoping to at least break even and bring some food home to their families. In the aftermath of the attack, families gathered …

Asad AbuKhalil (2018-11-05). The US-Saudi Relationship Has Survived Other Scandals and It'll Likely Survive This One. mintpressnews.com In fact, the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is a rather minor hiccup compared to many of the crises between Saudi Arabia and the United States in decades past.

Dan La Botz (2018-11-05). The Google Walkout: An International Working-Class Movement. Sparked by Anger at the Company Policies. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Google employees throughout the United States and around the world walked off their jobs yesterday, Nov. 1, "to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace that doesn't work for everyone." Beginning in Singapore and working …

Zoltan Grossman (2018-11-05). Trump Following the Hungarian Model in Demonizing Refugees and Jews. counterpunch.org Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller are very possibly advising President Trump to follow the Hungarian Model in confronting refugees at the southern border, in order to win wider support for his far-right authoritarian policies. Trump is now exactly following the playbook of far-right Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who in 2015-16 deployed national police and army troops to the southern contiguous boundary of the EU, on the Serbian border. They interned Syrian and other Muslim refugees in cages, police beat refugees, troops built a barbed-wire fence, and fascist vigilantes threatened other migrants.

PressTV (2018-11-05). As Fresh US Sanctions Take Hold, President Rouhani of Iran Vows to Break Them. mintpressnews.com "Today, what the Americans are doing is merely pressure [ordinary] people, and no one else. It's pressure [that is being put] on [the Iranian] people, other nations, other [foreign] businesses, and other governments,"

Ellen Brown (2018-11-05). Trump's War on the US Federal Reserve. globalresearch.ca President Trump has stepped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, saying of its aggressive interest rate hikes that it has "gone crazy." The same charge has been leveled against Trump, but there may be a method to his madness …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-05). The Saudi-US Crisis Will Pass. consortiumnews.com U.S.-Saudi ties have withstood crises in the past and will withstand this one, says As'ad AbuKhalil. Washington and Riyadh Have Had Worse Crises and Will Survive Khashoggi Murder By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Nobody in Washington, Republican or… Read more →

Sam Pizzigati (2018-11-05). Mouthy Moguls: Our Latest Disappearing Species. Billionaire Bonanza 2018. globalresearch.ca Can American democracy survive the grand — and growing — personal fortunes of America's billionaires? A just-released Institute for Policy Studies report, Billionaire Bonanza 2018, offers ample cause for worry. The families of America's top billionaires, the study shows, …

Vladimir Terehov (2018-11-05). On the Consequences of the Okinawa Elections, US Military Presence, US-Japan Relations. globalresearch.ca So, the snap governor elections of the Okinawa Prefecture that were critical for the Japanese federal government were held on September 30 this year and ended in an unpleasant surprise for it. Despite Tokyo's anticipation (and to its sheer disappointment) …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Noam Chomsky on Midterms: Republican Party Is the "Most Dangerous Organization in Human History" democracynow.org In the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections, we speak with world-renowned linguist, dissident and author Noam Chomsky. "What are the domestic policies of the Trump administration?" Chomsky says. "Very straightforward: lavish gifts on the rich, powerful corporate sector and try to undermine and destroy anything that might be of benefit to the general population."

SCMNH (2018-11-05). Naturalist Night: Restoring Indigenous Stewardship. indybay.org Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History | 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…

Election Geek (2018-11-05). Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations. indybay.org Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…

Derrick Kikuchi (2018-11-05). Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair. indybay.org Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church | 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (at Lincoln and Cowper)…

CW (2018-11-05). Afterword — Once upon a time there was an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan. indybay.org Two months ago we published here an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan signed by "Militants in Kurdistan, Iraq" in relation with the increasing and intensification of the class struggle in the region of Middle East and especially in Iraq and Iran.

Peter Green (2018-11-05). City Council Candidate Ashley Scontriano Calls Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones "Enlightening" indybay.org After Santa Cruz City Council candidate Ashley Scontriano refused to denounce white supremacy at a candidates forum held at UC Santa Cruz on Monday night, students in the audience chanted "Black Lives Matter" in unison. A short while later Scontriano walked out of the forum, as did two other candidates. "A group of students started chanting Black Lives Matter after I spoke up about equality for all, not just for one race or gender," Scontriano later stated. Scontriano's views on the Black Lives Matter movement are informed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars (see photo). Following the announcement of he…

Sharat G. Lin (2018-11-05). March on the Polls Highlights Early Voting. indybay.org March on the Polls mobilized voters to vote early in Santa Clara County which provides 8 early voting centers. It particularly targeted poorer communities that may not be aware of early voting as an alternative to voting on Election Day which is a working day. [Cover photo: Teresa Castellanos, Cindy Chavez, and Teresa Gomez show their mail-in ballots before delivering them to the Registrar of Voters.]…

Jon Schwarz (2018-11-05). Democratic Candidates for Governor Could Turn the Upper Midwest Blue Again by Mobilizing New Voters. theintercept.com Reyna Gengler, 41, is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee who's never voted. In 2018, she says, she'll vote for the first time. But that's not all: She's jumped directly from being a non-voter to a committed activist. She's working as a canvasser for the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization to get out the vote for Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin. Moreover, she now believes she may want to run for office one day herself. | Precious Crawley, 26, is also a Milwaukeean, and — as is obvious after hearing her speak for just five minutes — a born organizer.

wsws (2018-11-05). Anwar Ibrahim wins seat and returns to Malaysian parliament. wsws.org Anwar's re-entry into parliament will only heighten tensions in the unstable ruling coalition currently headed by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

wsws (2018-11-05). Europe and America clash over Washington's economic war on Iran. wsws.org Washington's imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating regime change—is roiling world geopolitics.

wsws (2018-11-05). Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O'Rourke. wsws.org While O'Rourke has been hailed as the new "progressive" standard bearer, the support of a notorious war criminal exposes his real politics.

RFE (2018-11-05). Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals. iranian.com Iran booked a place at quarter-finals of the AUSF (Asian University Sports Federation) Football Cup. Iran, which is represented by the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST), defeated the Malaysian team 6-0 on Sunday. Iran, headed by Farshad Karami, had already defeated the teams from China and Hong Kong in the competition. The fourth […]

Federico Pieraccini (2018-11-05). The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is A Core Element Of US Imperialism. iranian.com In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-05). Trump: US Weapons Being Misused By Saudi In Yemen. iranian.com Describing the Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen that killed 51 people as "a horror show", US President Donald Trump admitted that Riyadh's misuse of weapons supplied by America was the cause of death. "I think it's a terrible situation," Trump said in an interview with Axios that aired yesterday on HBO. After saying that his administration […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-05). Powerful Iranian Cleric Threatens To "Instantly" Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers. iranian.com Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran's most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran's spiritual capital […] | The post

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-05). Congressional Candidate Katie Hill (CA 25) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community. iranian.com Some say that the largest concentration of Iranians outside of the country is in California. Katie Hill is running in California's 25th congressional district that covers part of northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County. It includes the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San […]

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-05). Prominent Iranian Americans Who Want You To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 6, 2018. iranian.com Tuesday is almost here. We are excited to release a video of some of our favorite Iranian Americans talking about why it's important to vote. Please help us thank those that participated by voting tomorrow. If you have time, please review the interviews of candidates on this site that provided a direct message to the […]

Andrea Germanos (2018-11-05). Iran Sanctions: Warnings Trump Taking 'Latest Step In A Calculated Campaign… To Provoke War'. iranian.com "Trump, his war cabinet, and regional cheerleaders," warns advocacy group, "are blowing up an agreement that supports U.S. interests and the aspirations of the Iranian people while planting the seeds for a disastrous war. Following the Trump administration's announcement of renewed sanctions against Iran, set to go into effect on Monday, anti-war groups are warning […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-05). UK To Introduce U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Famine. iranian.com At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-05). Saudis Furious With WashPo Coverage Of Khashoggi's Murder, Call For Amazon Boycott. iranian.com President Trump's long-running vendetta against Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post and Amazon got an unexpected supporter over the weekend, when Saudis, furious at The Washington Post's coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, have called for a boycott of Amazon.com because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos. As Bloomberg reports, […]

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-11-05). The US Pseudo Pressure Game With Saudi Arabia. iranian.com The US call for immediate commencement of talks on Yemen with the view to bringing the war to an end is, more than anything else, a pseudo game of pressure that it is playing with Saudi Arabia. In this game, Saudi Arabia isn't a US rival; it is its partner. For one thing, the US […]

RFE (2018-11-05). Conservative Body Rejects Bill Against Financing Terrorism As Sanctions Take Effect. iranian.com Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council, a body that oversees legislations made by the Iranian Parliament (Majles) has rejected a bill on joining the UN convention against financing terrorism (CFT), which was ratified by parliament in early October. Joining the CFT is one of the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for taking Iran out […]

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-05). Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros (CA 39th) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community. iranian.com Gil Cisneros is running for Congress in California's 39th Congressional District, split between Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Gil is a veteran. He doesn't take contributions from PACs because he believes that government should work for the people and not for corporate special interests. He attended collage on a Naval scholarship and holds […]

Strategic Culture (2018-11-05). The Untold Story of the US-Saudi Petrodollar Partnership. theantimedia.com In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. (SC) — Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from …

Jason Ditz (2018-11-05). North Korea Warns They'll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren't Lifted. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Over the weekend, North Korea issued a statement warning that they will "seriously consider" returning to the development on nuclear weapons if the US continues to refuse to ease economic sanctions against them. Since North Korea halted nuclear testing and has made substantial diplomatic progress, many nations have advocated for some early sanctions relief, but so …

Middle East Eye (2018-11-05). How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift. theantimedia.com In the medium term, the US will lose influence as Iran gains confidence; in the worst case scenario, there will be a war whose consequences will be incalculable. (MEE Op-ed) — On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its …

RT (2018-11-05). 'Certainly meeting' or 'probably not'? Mixed signals over Trump-Putin encounter in Paris. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that he "probably won't" meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Paris later this week, while the Kremlin signaled that the two will "certainly" meet for a walking meeting.

RT (2018-11-05). Nazis, racists, terrorists & thieves: Meet the scandals of the US congressional midterms. rt.com Both Democrats and Republicans are viewing the 2018 midterms as a rematch for 2016. All gloves are off as both parties hope to keep or gain power in an election not lacking in juicy scandals. Here are some of them.

RT (2018-11-05). US will allow Iran's civilian nuclear projects in Arak, Bushehr & Fordow to continue. rt.com The US will allow civilian nuclear projects at three sites – Arak, Bushehr and Fordow – to continue "under the strictest scrutiny," to "ensure transparency and maintain constraints" on Iran, the State Department said.

RT (2018-11-05). Pompeo warns of 'severe, swift punishment' & 'painful business' with Iran as sanctions reinstated. rt.com The US has reimposed sanctions on Iran, targeting the Islamic Republic's energy, banking and shipping sectors. State Secretary Mike Pompeo warned of "swift punishment" for other countries doing business with Iran. |

RT (2018-11-05). Saudis 'don't know how to use' US bombs: Trump condemns deadly Yemen school bus strike… kind of. rt.com It wasn't the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military's inability to properly use the munition —despite all the American training— that led to the "horror show" bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-11-05). The Election Is Only Half the Battle: Challenges of Progressive Governance. truthout.org Primary wins by New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum have generated much excitement among progressives and socialists as well as much conversation about the role that progressives and the broader left could play in electoral politics. No matter what happens Tuesday, these campaigns have demonstrated the power and potential of left-wing social movements and grassroots-driven politics in a country where the two-party system has historically marginalized them. | Yet, there seems to be less discussion about how the left can actually govern —…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Students Across the Country Will Walk Out of School to Vote. truthout.org With their sights set on making sure Tuesday's midterm election sends "a bold message to politicians and the country," the youth-led Future Coalition — an alliance that includes March For Our Lives and National School Walkout — has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges across the nation for Nov. 6 to make sure young people get to the polls in record numbers. | #WhyWeVote #WalkoutToVote pic.twitter.com/8fO0z9hd31

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Trial Begins Today. truthout.org Trial begins today in a Manhattan federal court in two of the cases challenging the Trump administration's controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Here's what you need to know: | 1. What Are These Cases About?: | In March of this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, saying that citizenship data is needed to enable the government to enforce the Voting Rights Act. |

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). When "Homework" Means Building Affordable Houses. truthout.org Each year, beginning in the fall, a group of third-year architecture students from Auburn University take up residence in a small rural Alabama town to begin building a house. | In the winter, when a new semester begins, they are replaced at the Newbern, Alabama, project site by another cohort of 16 students who finish up the job and prepare the house for its new occupants. | The 20K Home Project began 13 years ago as a challenge to architecture students at Auburn to build a $20,000 house, with $12,000 in material and $8,000 for labor. | The idea was to create "the perfect house" for needy families in rural areas…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Women Democrats Outraise All Other Candidates Among Women Donors. truthout.org With one day left before the 2018 elections, all eyes are on the female nominees after a set of primaries broke a number of glass ceilings — notably, a record number of women running as congressional candidates, a record amount of money donated to congressional candidates by women, and a record number of women as major party nominees in both the House and the Se…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Donald Trump Welcomes In the Age of "Usable" Nuclear Weapons. truthout.org It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into hell. Last month, President Donald Trump made public his decision to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a 1987 agreement with the Soviet Union. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a Cold Warrior in a post-Cold War world, Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Noam Chomsky: The Future of Human Life Is at Risk, Thanks to Climate Denial. truthout.org Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Noam, we want to turn to an issue that you have written about, that so many are so deeply concerned about, that hardly gets any play in this country, even in this critical midterm election. It's the issue of clima…

Shared by Jared (2018-11-05). LIVE BLOG: Election Day 2018. truthout.org There are 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governors' offices up for grabs today, and Truthout senior columnist William Rivers Pitt will be here to document it every step of the way. Join us all day (and night, if necessary) for ongoing updates! | (Updates will begin on November 6, 9am Eastern.) |

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Murders Two Women at Florida Yoga Studio. truthout.org Two women were shot and killed at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday when a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist entered a yoga class and opened fire. Forty-year-old gunman Scott Beierle murdered 61-year-old Nancy Van Vessem, a medical doctor and a faculty member at Florida State University, and Florida State University student 21-year-old Maura Binkley in the deadly shooting. He critically injured four other women, including one woman who was shot nine times. Beierle also pistol-whipped a man in the rampage before turning the gun on himself. Police say Beierle was found dead at the…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Tuesday's Election: Racism and Anti-Semitism Versus Social Security and Medicare. truthout.org I have followed politics closely since 1968. I have seen many unpleasant political figures. I have also seen many clear dog whistles to racists, with the racism lurking just below the surface. | When Richard Nixon talked about being tough on crime, everyone knew the race of the criminals whose specter he was invoking. The same was true of Ronald Reagan with his racist stories about young Black men buying steaks with food stamps. And when George H.W. Bush ran an ad featuring Willie Horton, a convicted murderer, no one thought he was talking about prison reform. | But, these politicians felt a need to at least put…

Massoud Nayeri (2018-11-04). Pre-emptive Peace. The Current System is Shattered. Is Military Confrontation the Next Option? globalresearch.ca Today, the world political situation resembles the conditions that lead to World War II. The Right-wing forces mixed with the fascist elements are gaining in the "democratic" and corrupted elections of Capitalist countries. Brazil is moving toward Fascism, of course …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-04). Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/2018. splcenter.org Law enforcement dropped the ball on white terror; Experts link Trump to rise of violence; Militia groups head to border, inspired by Trump; and more.

The Electronic Intifada (2018-11-04). Watch the Film the Israel Lobby Didn't Want You to See. globalresearch.ca The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel's covert influence campaign in the United States. | It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient …

Maximilian Forte (2018-11-04). Syria: The New "Terra Nullius" globalresearch.ca Syria, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East's newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria, a failed state. Syria a state that is too strong. Syria, soon …

Prof Michael Hudson (2018-11-04). Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy. globalresearch.ca 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the stock market crash of 2008; the current financial malaise is the result of the bank bailouts, not the crash; an over-indebted economy cannot be saved unless the banks fail; debt deflation; the magic …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-04). Despite Saudi Crisis, US Increases Threats Against Iran. consortiumnews.com Though the U.S.-Saudi alliance may have been weakened because of the Khashoggi murder, both countries are still targeting Iran as new US sanctions are announced on Sunday, writes Marjorie Cohn of Truthout. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The alleged torture, murder… Read more →

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-11-04). Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal. globalresearch.ca Listen to my 30min. interview of November 2 with the Global Research News Hour in Canada dissecting the NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) free trade of October and commenting on the upcoming November 6 midterm elections in the US. | How it's a …

JFJAC (2018-11-04). Rocks Are Not Guns: #AskJoseAntonio: Trump's Call For Lethal Force. globalresearch.ca Trump's Call For Lethal Force Is Already On Trial In Tucson, Arizona | President Donald Trump said members of the U.S. military sent to the southern border to keep out thousands in a migrant caravan would "fight back" and "anybody throwing …

2018-11-05: Social Media Postees

Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form."
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As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
With Pompeo now placing the blame on Iran for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, we are only likely to get more of the same stalling while civilians continue to die in the thousands each month. | The post As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine appeared first on MintPress News.
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Noam Chomsky on Midterms: Republican Party Is the "Most Dangerous Organization in Human History"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
In the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections, we speak with world-renowned linguist, dissident and author Noam Chomsky. "What are the domestic policies of the Trump administration?" Chomsky says. "Very straightforward: lavish gifts on the rich, powerful corporate sector and try to undermine and destroy anything that might be of benefit to the general population."
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It's Brillig in America
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Lewis Carroll knew nonsense. He pretty much invented the verse version. We, who live in a country in which nonsense defines national behavior, are effectively blind to that reality, judging by our universal acceptance of it. We've been force-fed bullshit by ruling elites forever and, though bullshit is not nonsense, it's the perfect cover for…
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Tehran Slams Renewed "Cruel" Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent
Randi Nord | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
The renewed sanctions only serve to further isolate the U.S. from the international community and bring economic hardship home in the form of higher oil prices. | The post Tehran Slams Renewed "Cruel" Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Violence Today: It's Not Just "Hate"
Mark Lewis Taylor | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Look deeply into the violence on display today in the United States and we will see more than just generalized "hate." We are not suffering only from disrespectful discourse or some deficiency in liberal civility. On the contrary, today's hate has a certain structure. There is a specific matrix of vitriol that we must name…
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Venezuela: Region Shifts Right, Maduro Calls for Stronger ALBA
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-05
The Venezuelan President warned "U.S. imperialism is emboldened" and urged more unity for a peaceful Latin America.
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Legal Battle Over Falsely Labelled Wines From Israel's Illegal Settlements Heats Up
Dimitri Lascaris | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
In January 2017, Dr. David Kattenburg of Winnipeg, Canada filed a complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about two wines produced in Israel's illegal settlements. Those wines are sold in Canada bearing labels which falsely proclaim them to … | The post Legal Battle Over Falsely Labelled Wines From Israel's Illegal Settlements Heats Up appeared first on Global Research.
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Scaremongering is the Only Thing Trump and Republicans Have Got
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Here it is. See for yourself the terrifying "caravan" advancing through Mexico from Honduras, set to "invade" the US, bringing, according to President Trump and the reactionary media that support him, "rapists, killers, Arab terrorists, and diseases." This "caravan," according to a report in the UK newspaper theIndependent, is actually an assemblage of several thousand desperately…
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Why I'm Not Voting
Eric Laursen | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
On a short visit to Austin, Texas in June, I heard that one of my favorite one-hit wonders from the long-ago British punk-pop scene, Wreckless Eric ("(I'd Go) the Whole Wide World"), was playing at a local club. I quickly bought tickets. Wreckless gave a tremendous show. The songs from his new album were terrific,…
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Socialism and the Ballot
Mateo Pimentel | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
In recent elections, it seems American voters have had little choice but to elect candidates they perceive as being "on their side," or perhaps as being "better than the other guy." Since the enfranchisement of women and Black Americans in the course of the last century, voter participation has been too easily circumscribed by powerful…
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Che Guevara and Cuba's Battle of Ideas
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Speaking shortly after Ernesto Che Guevara died in 1967, Fidel Castro declared that, "Che possessed the double characteristic of the man of ideas — of profound ideas — and the man of action." In life Guevara held the world's attention as guerrilla, revolutionary leader, and far traveling anti-imperialist warrior and since then as icon for…
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On Eve of Election, the Washington Post Keeps Hogan Out of UMD Scandal
Pete Tucker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
The scandal engulfing the University of Maryland couldn't come at a worse time for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, just ahead of Tuesday's election. Fortunately for Hogan, the Washington Post — which wants him reelected, and is highly influential in the vote rich Maryland counties outside D.C. — is downplaying the governor's role in this sordid…
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Poll Forecast: Slight GOP Edge in House for Midterms Could Be Overcome by People of Color and Progressive Women Candidates
Doug Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Heading into Tuesday, the race to control the U.S. House of Representatives remains extremely tight according to CounterPunch's election modeling based on a combination of polls and fundamentals. Our modeling accurately forecast in 2016 that Michigan and a handful of other toss-up states could put Trump at or beyond the 270 electoral votes necessary to become…
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Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare
Tomasz Pierscionek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Many technologies have dual use potential and can be applied to either civilian or defense projects, depending on the intent of those in charge. | German rocket technology led to the creation of V2 ballistic missiles in WW2 and later enabled | … | The post Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare appeared first on Global Research.
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The American civil war didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate president
Rebecca Solnit | zcomm.org | 2018-11-05
His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won't win in the long run…
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Chicanos welcome Central American caravan
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-05
Los Angeles, CA — On October 26, as the caravan of refuges from Central America traveled through Mexico, they were welcomed with food, festivity, aid, and clothing. As Chicanos, we must do the same when the caravan arrives at U.S. border. | Attacking Mexicans, and by extension Chicanos, Trump has dispatched the U.S. military to the U.S.-Mexico border to block the caravan. We say down with Trump, down with him hiding like a coward behind the U.S. military, down with the continued militarization, killings and abuses at the border, down with the injustices to the undocumented in the U.S., and down with the U.S…
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Debunking the Real 9/11 Myths
Adam Taylor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
This Article was first published by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth in 2012 | A decade has passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and many people feel that we have still not had a real investigation into … | The post Debunking the Real 9/11 Myths appeared first on Global Research.
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Save Us From Freedom!
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Freedom once meant something significant for mankind. It meant ceasing to be suppressed and imprisoned by forces that endeavour to control one. The word 'freedom' conjured a sense of what it means, at least to some degree, to be master … | The post Save Us From Freedom! appeared first on Global Research.
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Withdrawing From the INF Treaty Is One of Trump's Most Dangerous Moves Yet
Martin Fleck | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21, 2018, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the United States would formally withdraw from … | The post Withdrawing From the INF Treaty Is One of Trump's Most Dangerous Moves Yet appeared first on Global Research.
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John Oliver Traces the Grim Origins of Family Separation (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-05
The "Last Week Tonight" host argues the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy is the "logical result of a general hard-right turn toward demonizing immigrants for political advantage." | The post John Oliver Traces the Grim Origins of Family Separation (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Treaties and Other Agreements US Consistently Breaches
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Trump's JCPOA and INF pullouts are the latest examples of why the US under Republicans and undemocratic Dems can never be trusted. | Both right wings of the US one-party state want everything their own way in return for empty promises, … | The post Treaties and Other Agreements US Consistently Breaches appeared first on Global Research.
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In Trump's Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-05
We use the census as a tool to build power in communities. The administration wants to use it against those communities. | Almost a decade ago, I ran the Minkwon Center for Community Action, a grassroots organization serving the Korean-American community in Queens. Getting immigrants to participate in the 2010 census was one of our top priorities. Why? Because I knew we could use the census to build power for our communities, just by standing up and being counted. And we did, but it wasn't easy. | First, we had to educate people about the census's importance. After all, it's not just a head count. The…
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Consider the Lobster Tariffs
Willy Blackmore | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Consider the Lobster Tariffs…
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On the Consequences of the Okinawa Elections, US Military Presence, US-Japan Relations
Vladimir Terehov | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
So, the snap governor elections of the Okinawa Prefecture that were critical for the Japanese federal government were held on September 30 this year and ended in an unpleasant surprise for it. Despite Tokyo's anticipation (and to its sheer disappointment) … | The post On the Consequences of the Okinawa Elections, US Military Presence, US-Japan Relations
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As Fresh US Sanctions Take Hold, President Rouhani of Iran Vows to Break Them
PressTV | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
"Today, what the Americans are doing is merely pressure [ordinary] people, and no one else. It's pressure [that is being put] on [the Iranian] people, other nations, other [foreign] businesses, and other governments," | The post As Fresh US Sanctions Take Hold, President Rouhani of Iran Vows to Break Them appeared first on MintPress News.
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US Threatens SWIFT with Sanctions if Iran Isn't Cut Off
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatened the global financial messaging service SWIFT on Friday that it could be penalized if it doesn't cut off financial services to entities and individuals doing business with Iran. The warning came just days ahead of … | The post US Threatens SWIFT with Sanctions if Iran Isn't Cut Off appeared first on Global Research.
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This Too Shall Pass: "Birthright Citizenship" Kerfuffle is Mostly a Get Out The Vote Tactic
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
In a late October interview with news website Axios, US president Donald Trump announced his intention to sign an executive order doing away with "birthright citizenship" — the notion that persons born on US soil are citizens from birth with no need for any naturalization process. It's not exactly an "October surprise." Trump used birthright…
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Struggle and Achievement
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2018-11-05
The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats…
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Yemen's Civilians Face "Hell" as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
"After three days of calling for peace have passed, few people seem to be interested in peace … we see nothing but more escalation on all fronts," a Hodeida resident told MPN. | The post Yemen's Civilians Face "Hell" as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Rewilding of Humanity?
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
"We are affected strangely by any place from which the tide of life has ebbed", so wrote Neil Gunn, the early twentieth century Scottish novelist speaking to his biographers, F.H. Hart and J. B. Pick, and quoted in their book, Neil Gunn — A Highland Life, 1981. He was recollecting the terrible emptiness of the…
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Your Kid's Vaccines May Actually be Making Them Sick
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Thousands of children are silently being poisoned by deadly toxins in government-mandated vaccinations — many without showing any immediate symptoms… | Among the many vaccine-induced chronic illnesses are these disorders: | 1) Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA) – a recent syndrome | … | The post Your Kid's Vaccines May Actually be Making Them Sick… appeared first on Global Research.
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Closing Loopholes: Taxing the Digital Giants
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
The treasurers of various countries seem to be stumbling over each other in the effort, but taxing the digital behemoths has become something of an obsession, the gold standard for those wishing to add revenue to state coffers. Back in … | The post Closing Loopholes: Taxing the Digital Giants appeared first on Global Research.
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The US-Saudi Relationship Has Survived Other Scandals and It'll Likely Survive This One
Asad AbuKhalil | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
In fact, the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is a rather minor hiccup compared to many of the crises between Saudi Arabia and the United States in decades past. | The post The US-Saudi Relationship Has Survived Other Scandals and It'll Likely Survive This One appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Saudi-US Crisis Will Pass
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-05
U.S.-Saudi ties have withstood crises in the past and will withstand this one, says As'ad AbuKhalil. Washington and Riyadh Have Had Worse Crises and Will Survive Khashoggi Murder By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Nobody in Washington, Republican or… Read more ?…
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A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-05
President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We speak to world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to pull out.
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The Power That Must be Resisted
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words." — Ursula Le Guin When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the…
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The Ugly Truth About the U.S.-Saudi Arms Deals
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-05
What follows is a conversation between arms industry researcher Andrew Feinstein and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. | One of the reasons that President Donald Trump has been lenient about reining in the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the death the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is, apparently, that Saudi arms deals are good for the American economy and to create jobs in the United States, as…
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The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-05
Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines in the Spanish-American War. | The Age of Imperialism, as Lenin observed, is characterized by the competition of the various imperial powers for dominance. That inter-imperialist rivalry led to World War I. Lenin called those putative socialists who supported their own national imperialist projects "social imperialists." Social imperialism is a tendency that is socialist in name and imperialist in deed. Imper…
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The US Pretends to Support the Independence of Syria and Iraq
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual … | The post The US Pretends to Support the Independence of Syria and Iraq appeared first on Global Research.
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How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift
Peter Oborne | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its goal is to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero, although waivers were being … | The post How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift appeared first on Glo…
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Break-in Attempted at Assange's Residence in Ecuador Embassy
Joe Lauria | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
An attempted break-in at Julian Assange's residence inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Oct. 29, and the absence of a security detail, have increased fears about the safety of the WikiLeak's publisher. | Lawyers for Assange have confirmed to … | The post Break-in Attempted at Assange's Residence in Ecuador Embassy appeared first on Global…
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End the Need for Nursing "Short Cuts"
Joseph G. Ramsey | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
My former student, Sony Georges, has been a nurse in Massachusetts for a decade. He's become a close friend. (I'm calling him "Sony" here, since, like many nurses, he has expressed fears about retaliation from hospital higher ups if he speaks out publicly in support of ballot Question 1.) Sony is among the most caring…
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The Google Walkout: An International Working-Class Movement. Sparked by Anger at the Company Policies
Dan La Botz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
Thousands of Google employees throughout the United States and around the world walked off their jobs yesterday, Nov. 1, "to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace that doesn't work for everyone." Beginning in Singapore and working … | The post The Google Walkout: An International Working-Class Movement. Sparked by Anger at the Company Policies appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran President Warns of 'War Situation' as Sanctions Resume
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-05
Iran greets the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani as Mideast tensions rise. | The post Iran President Warns of 'War Situation' as Sanctions Resume appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Hate Speech at Homeland Security
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-05
Someone scrawled "KILL NIGGERS" on the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York this week, not thirty-five feet from the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the FBI. The racist graffiti showed up shortly before noon, Thursday, on the burial ground of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans on a memorial sign.
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Trump's War on the US Federal Reserve
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-05
President Trump has stepped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, saying of its aggressive interest rate hikes that it has "gone crazy." The same charge has been leveled against Trump, but there may be a method to his madness … | The post Trump's War on the US Federal Reserve appeared first on Global Research.
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Deaths for dollars–Saudi war in Yemen continues with U.S. support
Alex Potter | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-05
The other day, over 20 people died in an airstrike in Yemen's coastal city of Hodeidah. The bombs, dropped by a Saudi-led coalition, hit a farmers market, where men from neighboring villages sold their goods, hoping to at least break even and bring some food home to their families. In the aftermath of the attack, families gathered …
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Afterword — Once upon a time there was an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan
CW | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
Two months ago we published here an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan signed by "Militants in Kurdistan, Iraq" in relation with the increasing and intensification of the class struggle in the region of Middle East and especially in Iraq and Iran.
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City Council Candidate Ashley Scontriano Calls Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones "Enlightening"
Peter Green | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
After Santa Cruz City Council candidate Ashley Scontriano refused to denounce white supremacy at a candidates forum held at UC Santa Cruz on Monday night, students in the audience chanted "Black Lives Matter" in unison. A short while later Scontriano walked out of the forum, as did two other candidates. "A group of students started chanting Black Lives Matter after I spoke up about equality for all, not just for one race or gender," Scontriano later stated. Scontriano's views on the Black Lives Matter movement are informed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars (see photo). Following the announcement of he…
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Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair
Derrick Kikuchi | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church | 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (at Lincoln and Cowper)…
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Naturalist Night: Restoring Indigenous Stewardship
SCMNH | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History | 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…
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March on the Polls Highlights Early Voting
Sharat G. Lin | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
March on the Polls mobilized voters to vote early in Santa Clara County which provides 8 early voting centers. It particularly targeted poorer communities that may not be aware of early voting as an alternative to voting on Election Day which is a working day. [Cover photo: Teresa Castellanos, Cindy Chavez, and Teresa Gomez show their mail-in ballots before delivering them to the Registrar of Voters.]…
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Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations
Election Geek | indybay.org | 2018-11-05
Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…
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Democratic Candidates for Governor Could Turn the Upper Midwest Blue Again by Mobilizing New Voters
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
Reyna Gengler, 41, is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee who's never voted. In 2018, she says, she'll vote for the first time. But that's not all: She's jumped directly from being a non-voter to a committed activist. She's working as a canvasser for the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization to get out the vote for Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin. Moreover, she now believes she may want to run for office one day herself. | Precious Crawley, 26, is also a Milwaukeean, and — as is obvious after hearing her speak for just five minutes — a born organizer.
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Anwar Ibrahim wins seat and returns to Malaysian parliament
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-05
Anwar's re-entry into parliament will only heighten tensions in the unstable ruling coalition currently headed by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
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Europe and America clash over Washington's economic war on Iran
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-05
Washington's imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran–aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating regime change–is roiling world geopolitics.
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Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O'Rourke
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-05
While O'Rourke has been hailed as the new "progressive" standard bearer, the support of a notorious war criminal exposes his real politics.
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Conservative Body Rejects Bill Against Financing Terrorism As Sanctions Take Effect
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council, a body that oversees legislations made by the Iranian Parliament (Majles) has rejected a bill on joining the UN convention against financing terrorism (CFT), which was ratified by parliament in early October. Joining the CFT is one of the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for taking Iran out […] | The post Conservative Body Rejects Bill Against Financing Terrorism As Sanctions Take Effect appeared first on
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UK To Introduce U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Famine
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the […] | The post UK To Introduce U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Famine appeared first on
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The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is A Core Element Of US Imperialism
Federico Pieraccini | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from […] | The post The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is A Core Element Of US Imperialism appeared first on The Iranian.
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Congressional Candidate Katie Hill (CA 25) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Some say that the largest concentration of Iranians outside of the country is in California. Katie Hill is running in California's 25th congressional district that covers part of northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County. It includes the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San […] | The post Congressional Candidate Katie Hill (CA 25) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community appeared first on The Iranian.
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Saudis Furious With WashPo Coverage Of Khashoggi's Murder, Call For Amazon Boycott
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
President Trump's long-running vendetta against Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post and Amazon got an unexpected supporter over the weekend, when Saudis, furious at The Washington Post's coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, have called for a boycott of Amazon.com because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos. As Bloomberg reports, […] | The post Saudis Furious With WashPo Coverage Of Khashoggi's Murder, Call For Amazon Boycott appeared firs…
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Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Iran booked a place at quarter-finals of the AUSF (Asian University Sports Federation) Football Cup. Iran, which is represented by the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST), defeated the Malaysian team 6-0 on Sunday. Iran, headed by Farshad Karami, had already defeated the teams from China and Hong Kong in the competition. The fourth […] | The post Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals appeared first on The Iranian.
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Prominent Iranian Americans Who Want You To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 6, 2018
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Tuesday is almost here. We are excited to release a video of some of our favorite Iranian Americans talking about why it's important to vote. Please help us thank those that participated by voting tomorrow. If you have time, please review the interviews of candidates on this site that provided a direct message to the […] | The post Prominent Iranian Americans Who Want You To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 6, 2018 appeared first on The Iranian.
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The US Pseudo Pressure Game With Saudi Arabia
Salman Rafi Sheikh | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
The US call for immediate commencement of talks on Yemen with the view to bringing the war to an end is, more than anything else, a pseudo game of pressure that it is playing with Saudi Arabia. In this game, Saudi Arabia isn't a US rival; it is its partner. For one thing, the US […] | The post The US Pseudo Pressure Game With Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trump: US Weapons Being Misused By Saudi In Yemen
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Describing the Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen that killed 51 people as "a horror show", US President Donald Trump admitted that Riyadh's misuse of weapons supplied by America was the cause of death. "I think it's a terrible situation," Trump said in an interview with Axios that aired yesterday on HBO. After saying that his administration […] | The post Trump: US Weapons Being Misused By Saudi In Yemen appeared first on The Iranian.
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Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros (CA 39th) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Gil Cisneros is running for Congress in California's 39th Congressional District, split between Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Gil is a veteran. He doesn't take contributions from PACs because he believes that government should work for the people and not for corporate special interests. He attended collage on a Naval scholarship and holds […] | The post Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros (CA 39th) Has A Message For The Iranian American Community appeared first on The Iranian
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Powerful Iranian Cleric Threatens To "Instantly" Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-05
Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran's most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran's spiritual capital […] | The post Powerful Iranian Cleric Threatens To "Instantly" Create $400 Oi…
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The Untold Story of the US-Saudi Petrodollar Partnership
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-05
In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. (SC) — Nixon's decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from …

The Untold Story of the US-Saudi Petrodollar Partnership

North Korea Warns They'll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren't Lifted
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Over the weekend, North Korea issued a statement warning that they will "seriously consider" returning to the development on nuclear weapons if the US continues to refuse to ease economic sanctions against them. Since North Korea halted nuclear testing and has made substantial diplomatic progress, many nations have advocated for some early sanctions relief, but so …

North Korea Warns They’ll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren’t Lifted

How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-05
In the medium term, the US will lose influence as Iran gains confidence; in the worst case scenario, there will be a war whose consequences will be incalculable. (MEE Op-ed) — On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its …

How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift

'Certainly meeting' or 'probably not'? Mixed signals over Trump-Putin encounter in Paris
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
US President Donald Trump has said that he "probably won't" meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Paris later this week, while the Kremlin signaled that the two will "certainly" meet for a walking meeting. | …
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Pompeo warns of 'severe, swift punishment' & 'painful business' with Iran as sanctions reinstated
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
The US has reimposed sanctions on Iran, targeting the Islamic Republic's energy, banking and shipping sectors. State Secretary Mike Pompeo warned of "swift punishment" for other countries doing business with Iran. | …
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Nazis, racists, terrorists & thieves: Meet the scandals of the US congressional midterms
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
Both Democrats and Republicans are viewing the 2018 midterms as a rematch for 2016. All gloves are off as both parties hope to keep or gain power in an election not lacking in juicy scandals. Here are some of them. | …
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Saudis 'don't know how to use' US bombs: Trump condemns deadly Yemen school bus strike… kind of
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
It wasn't the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military's inability to properly use the munition –despite all the American training– that led to the "horror show" bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said. | …
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US will allow Iran's civilian nuclear projects in Arak, Bushehr & Fordow to continue
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-05
The US will allow civilian nuclear projects at three sites – Arak, Bushehr and Fordow – to continue "under the strictest scrutiny," to "ensure transparency and maintain constraints" on Iran, the State Department said. | …
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Tuesday's Election: Racism and Anti-Semitism Versus Social Security and Medicare
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
I have followed politics closely since 1968. I have seen many unpleasant political figures. I have also seen many clear dog whistles to racists, with the racism lurking just below the surface. | When Richard Nixon talked about being tough on crime, everyone knew the race of the criminals whose specter he was invoking. The same was true of Ronald Reagan with his racist stories about young Black men buying steaks with food stamps. And when George H.W. Bush ran an ad featuring Willie Horton, a convicted murderer, no one thought he was talking about prison reform. | But, these politicians felt a need to at least put…
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Women Democrats Outraise All Other Candidates Among Women Donors
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
With one day left before the 2018 elections, all eyes are on the female nominees after a set of primaries broke a number of glass ceilings — notably, a record number of women running as congressional candidates, a record amount of money donated to congressional candidates by women, and a record number of women as major party nominees in both the House and the Se…
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The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Trial Begins Today
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Trial begins today in a Manhattan federal court in two of the cases challenging the Trump administration's controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Here's what you need to know: | 1. What Are These Cases About?: | In March of this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, saying that citizenship data is needed to enable the government to enforce the Voting Rights Act. |
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When "Homework" Means Building Affordable Houses
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Each year, beginning in the fall, a group of third-year architecture students from Auburn University take up residence in a small rural Alabama town to begin building a house. | In the winter, when a new semester begins, they are replaced at the Newbern, Alabama, project site by another cohort of 16 students who finish up the job and prepare the house for its new occupants. | The 20K Home Project began 13 years ago as a challenge to architecture students at Auburn to build a $20,000 house, with $12,000 in material and $8,000 for labor. | The idea was to create "the perfect house" for needy families in rural areas…
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Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Murders Two Women at Florida Yoga Studio
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Two women were shot and killed at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday when a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist entered a yoga class and opened fire. Forty-year-old gunman Scott Beierle murdered 61-year-old Nancy Van Vessem, a medical doctor and a faculty member at Florida State University, and Florida State University student 21-year-old Maura Binkley in the deadly shooting. He critically injured four other women, including one woman who was shot nine times. Beierle also pistol-whipped a man in the rampage before turning the gun on himself. Police say Beierle was found dead at the…
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Students Across the Country Will Walk Out of School to Vote
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
With their sights set on making sure Tuesday's midterm election sends "a bold message to politicians and the country," the youth-led Future Coalition — an alliance that includes March For Our Lives and National School Walkout — has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges across the nation for Nov. 6 to make sure young people get to the polls in record numbers. | #WhyWeVote #WalkoutToVote pic.twitter.com/8fO0z9hd31…
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Noam Chomsky: The Future of Human Life Is at Risk, Thanks to Climate Denial
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Just weeks after the United Nations warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He says, "We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Noam, we want to turn to an issue that you have written about, that so many are so deeply concerned about, that hardly gets any play in this country, even in this critical midterm election. It's the issue of clima…
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The Election Is Only Half the Battle: Challenges of Progressive Governance
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
Primary wins by New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum have generated much excitement among progressives and socialists as well as much conversation about the role that progressives and the broader left could play in electoral politics. No matter what happens Tuesday, these campaigns have demonstrated the power and potential of left-wing social movements and grassroots-driven politics in a country where the two-party system has historically marginalized them. | Yet, there seems to be less discussion about how the left can actually govern –…
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LIVE BLOG: Election Day 2018
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-11-05
There are 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governors' offices up for grabs today, and Truthout senior columnist William Rivers Pitt will be here to document it every step of the way. Join us all day (and night, if necessary) for ongoing updates! | (Updates will begin on November 6, 9am Eastern.) | | The post LIVE BLOG: Election Day 2018 appeared first on Truthout.
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Despite Saudi Crisis, US Increases Threats Against Iran
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-04
Though the U.S.-Saudi alliance may have been weakened because of the Khashoggi murder, both countries are still targeting Iran as new US sanctions are announced on Sunday, writes Marjorie Cohn of Truthout. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The alleged torture, murder… Read more ?…
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Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Listen to my 30min. interview of November 2 with the Global Research News Hour in Canada dissecting the NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) free trade of October and commenting on the upcoming November 6 midterm elections in the US. | How it's a … | The post Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal appeared first on Global Research.
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Rocks Are Not Guns: #AskJoseAntonio: Trump's Call For Lethal Force
JFJAC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Trump's Call For Lethal Force Is Already On Trial In Tucson, Arizona | President Donald Trump said members of the U.S. military sent to the southern border to keep out thousands in a migrant caravan would "fight back" and "anybody throwing … | The post Rocks Are Not Guns: #AskJoseAntonio: Trump's Call For Lethal Force appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria: The New "Terra Nullius"
Maximilian Forte | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Syria, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East's newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria, a failed state. Syria a state that is too strong. Syria, soon … | The post Syria: The New "Terra Nullius" appeared first on Global Research.
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Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the stock market crash of 2008; the current financial malaise is the result of the bank bailouts, not the crash; an over-indebted economy cannot be saved unless the banks fail; debt deflation; the magic … | The post Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy appeared first on Global Research.
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Watch the Film the Israel Lobby Didn't Want You to See
The Electronic Intifada | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel's covert influence campaign in the United States. | It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient … | The post Watch the Film the Israel Lobby Didn't Want You to See appeared first on Global Research.
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Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-04
Law enforcement dropped the ball on white terror; Experts link Trump to rise of violence; Militia groups head to border, inspired by Trump; and…
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Pre-emptive Peace. The Current System is Shattered. Is Military Confrontation the Next Option?
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-04
Today, the world political situation resembles the conditions that lead to World War II. The Right-wing forces mixed with the fascist elements are gaining in the "democratic" and corrupted elections of Capitalist countries. Brazil is moving toward Fascism, of course … | The post Pre-emptive Peace. The Current System is Shattered. Is Military Confrontation the Next Option? appeared first on Global Research.
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Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
The Murdoch family is warmly received in the hallways of power and money. But they should be ostracized in the same way that Steve Bannon has. | The post Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Marie Colvin Dedicated Her Extraordinary Life to Describing "What Really Happens in Wars"
Charles Glass | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
"In Extremis" by Lindsey Hilsum is the new biography of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in 2012 while covering the Syrian war. | The post Marie Colvin Dedicated Her Extraordinary Life to Describing "What Really Happens in Wars" appeared first on The Intercept.
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Weapons Makers Rushing Campaign Cash to Democrat in Line to Chair Defense Industry's Key House Committee
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-11-04
Weapons makers are moving last-minute money to the Democratic congressman in line to chair the defense industry's key House committee, as he is under assault from a fellow Democrat, who is attacking his pro-war record just ahead of a rare intra-party general election. | If Democrats take the House of Representatives, the next chair of the Armed Services Committee, which oversees military affairs and defense spending, will likely be Rep. Adam Smith, a hawkish Democrat from Washington state who represents a district in the Seattle-area, where important elements of the military-industrial complex are concentrated.
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How US sanctions On Iran Could Herald A Profound Global Power Shift
Peter Oborne | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its goal is to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero, although waivers were being negotiated with some countries. Such a move could bankrupt Iran and destroy the government's ability to deliver […] | The post How US sanctions On Iran Could Herald A Profound Global Power Shift appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Oil Tankers Reportedly 'Go Dark,' Making Tracking Exports More Difficult
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
Iran's oil exports are becoming harder to track as Iranian tankers are increasingly "going dark" by turning off transponders that make them easy to detect as they transport their cargo on the high seas, oil experts say. With the United States preparing to reimpose sanctions on Iran's oil and financial sectors on November 5, officials […] | The post Iranian Oil Tankers Reportedly 'Go Dark,' Making Tracking Exports More Difficult appeared first on The Iranian
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Top 5 Reasons Trump's Menacing Iran With Game Of Thrones Tweet Is Horrible
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-11-04
With his seemingly infinite capacity for tone deafness, Trump tweeted on Friday an HBO-style movie poster of himself with the phrase "Sanctions are coming," referring to the Game of Thrones tagline that "winter is coming," and thereby menacing Iran. HBO issued a formal complaint against use of its material for political purposes. It also sent out a […] | The post Top 5 Reasons Trump's Menacing Iran With Game Of Thrones Tweet Is Horrible appeared first on The Ira…
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