Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

2018-11-09: News Headlines

Norwegian Refugee Council (2018-11-09). Three Years On, Yazidis in Northern Iraq Have Nowhere to Return. globalresearch.ca Three years since Sinjar was retaken from Islamic State group, more than 200,000 people, mostly Yazidis, remain displaced in northern Iraq and abroad, with no homes to return to. | While the plight of Yazidi victims was highlighted last month …

True Publica (2018-11-09). UK Government Goes Full Orwellian. DNA, Fingerprint, Face, Voice: Biometric Data for Every Single Citizen in the UK. globalresearch.ca We've been warning about this moment since the first day TruePublica went online. We said that the government would eventually take the biometric data of every single citizen living in Britain and use it for nefarious reasons. DNA, fingerprint, face, …

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-09). Russia's S-400 Sale to India Won't Imperil Its Partnership with Pakistan. globalresearch.ca There's been a lot of talk about how Russia's decision to sell S-400s to India might negatively affect its incipient partnership with Pakistan, but such speculation reveals an improper understanding of these two Great Powers' developing relations that recalls the …

RT (2018-11-09). Iran leaders will have to fall in line if 'they want their people to eat,' Pompeo says. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a BBC journalist that Iranian "leadership has to make a decision that they want their people to eat," dropping all pretense of caring about Iranians as he touted the latest harsh sanctions.

RT (2018-11-09). An 8-ft-long lizard terrorized a Florida neighborhood for 3 months (PHOTOS). rt.com A 150-pound lizard named Bamboo kept an entire neighborhood in the Miami area in a state of fear after it broke loose this August. The Asian monitor, capable of knocking its prey unconscious, was finally captured on Tuesday.

José Tirado (2018-11-09). A World Off Balance. counterpunch.org Ten days ago, I rolled over in my bed to turn off the alarm and immediately swooned with terror: an incredible wave of dizziness followed even the tiniest movements and I wretched with nausea, falling to the floor each time I tried to stand up. Somehow managing to get dressed, I saw the world swimming More

RT News (2018-11-09). Millions in Yemen Are Starving and UK, US and France Are 'Behind This': Oxfam Representative. globalresearch.ca The US, UK, and French governments are behind millions of people starving in Yemen because they are "supporting this war," an Oxfam representative told RT, urging London to stop beefing up Saudi Arabia's military. | "We have 14 million people starving," …

Brian Cloughley (2018-11-09). The Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions. counterpunch.org George W Bush used the phrase 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union address in January 2002, referring to North Korea, Iran and Iraq, accusing the last of having "plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade." There were already comprehensive UN sanctions on Iraq, but as pointed out by Global More

Marc Levy (2018-11-09). Welcome, Class of '70. counterpunch.org Thanksgiving: I'm wandering the city streets outside the sprawling Air Force base. A passing couple invite me to their home for the holiday meal. It will be the last decent food I will have for quite some time. The next morning, we new men march to an Army warehouse crammed with military gear. The stagnant More

Media Lens (2018-11-09). How to be a Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist. globalresearch.ca There are certain rules you need to follow as a journalist if you are going to demonstrate to your editors, and the media owners who employ you, that you can be trusted. | For example, if you write about US-Iran relations, …

RT (2018-11-09). Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms. rt.com Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for Senate, has filed lawsuits against Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors, accusing them of trying to rob him of election victory with heaps of new ballots.

Jack Rasmus (2018-11-09). None Dare Call It Victory: US 2018 Elections. zcomm.org The failure of Democratic Party leaders' 2018 strategy to deliver as promised in the November 6, 2018 midterm elections should also raise some serious questions about its strategy going forward for 2020…

Dan Glazebrook (2018-11-09). US Calls for a Yemen Ceasefire is a Cynical Piece of Political Theatre. counterpunch.org The UK appears now to be gearing up towards authoring a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Yemen, following years of blocking any resolutions on the issue. The UK has been the official 'penholder' on Yemen, meaning that it has been up to the UK to table resolutions, which it has steadfastly More

Anum A. Khan (2018-11-09). India-Pakistan Relations: Nuclear Doctrine, Militarization and Security Dynamics of the Indian Ocean Region. globalresearch.ca According to Cold War notion of strategic stability, deterrence will prevail if both countries have second strike capability due to the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Likewise, deterrence will be fragile if only one state has second strike capability….

David Archuleta Jr. (2018-11-09). Facebook Allows Governments to Decide What to Censor. counterpunch.org Facebook and other social media companies give governments free reign to censor political dissent on their websites — and that is not "fake news." Facebook's unholy alliance with government actors includes Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. These partnerships have led to arrests and killings both in the US and abroad. Glenn Greenwald reported More

South Front (2018-11-09). Video: Syrian Forces Freed All Hostages Captured by ISIS in Al-Suwayda. globalresearch.ca On November 8, the Syrian Special Forces freed all hostages, who had been captured by ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda and then held in eastern Homs, the Syrian state media reported. According to the report, the operation took place in the …

RT (2018-11-09). Faulty water heater prompts active shooter warning in North Carolina high school. rt.com Police in North Carolina responded to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School, near Wilmington. Instead of finding a gunman, they found a noisy and malfunctioning water heater. |

NJSD (2018-11-09). Yemeni War Deaths Underestimated by Five to One. globalresearch.ca In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in America's post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people. I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates …

pip.hinman (2018-11-09). How we won marriage equality. greenleft.org.au A year on from the result of Australia's marriage equality postal survey, it is timely to look at the grassroots campaign that made this historic victory possible, and some of the remaining challenges ahead for the LGBTI community. | The same-sex marriage ban was enacted under former Coalition prime minister John Howard on August 13, 2004, when parliament voted to change the legal definition of marriage to the "voluntarily entered-into union of a man and a woman to exclusion of all others". The amendment to the Marriage Act was passed with Labor's support. | Along with other activists from the Sydney-based grassr…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-11-09). Yemen War Intensifies After Washington and London Call for Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca Since March of 2015 the United States has engineered and guided a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | Daily bombing operations by the Saudi Arabian-led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has killed tens of thousands of people, injured and sickened …

Abukar Arman (2018-11-09). Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia's Most Popular Currencies. globalresearch.ca In the moral version of human history – expressed in the Quran, Bible, and Torah – corruption is considered the worst reckless impulse that caused men to fall from grace. It was the betrayal of trust and loyalty for purely …

NJSD (2018-11-09). Why Yemeni War Deaths are Five Times Higher Than You've Been Led to Believe. counterpunch.org In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in America's post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people. I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates of the numbers of combatants and civilians killed were likely to be only one fifth to one twentieth of the true numbers of people More

Fred_F (2018-11-09). Israeli repression fails to stop Palestinians marching. greenleft.org.au As Palestine's national day on November 15 and the 34th consecutive Friday of the Great March of Return set for the next day approach, Palestinians in Gaza look set to be handed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal. Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, meanwhile, look set to face the death penalty if they are convicted of "terrorism". | The Great March of Return, in which Gazans march every Friday to demand the right of return to the lands they were expelled from, has been notable for the

Middle East Eye (2018-11-09). Canada's Trudeau Condemns BDS in Apology to Jewish WWII Refugees. globalresearch.ca Justin Trudeau used an apology for Canada's historical rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights. | The Canadian prime minister apologised in the House of Commons on …

pip.hinman (2018-11-09). Recall Armistice Day and work for peace. greenleft.org.au By calling Armistice Day on November 11 "Remembrance Day" we miss the point. The original Armistice Day in 1918 was a day of joy, celebrating the end of a hugely bloody war. As one newspaper at the time described it: "Whole country goes wild with joy at news of peace". | Traditionally, Armistice Day has become a day for communities to remember and grieve together for those who lost their lives in war. Conventionally, the emphasis is on those who died in military service: uniforms, medals and solemn military display are the order of the day. | After four years of pointless slaughter, the so-called Great War [mdas…

Jérà¥me Duval (2018-11-09). Forced Marriage Between Argentina and the IMF Turns into a Fiasco. counterpunch.org While the discontent of the Argentine people grows day by day, President Mauricio Macri flees to the United States. In New York, he continues negotiations with the IMFto revise the already outdated agreement signed in June, intervenes in the UN Assembly, and receives an award for his leadership. Meanwhile, the fourth big general strike of More

Brian Cloughley (2018-11-09). The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions. counterpunch.org George W Bush used the phrase 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union address in January 2002, referring to North Korea, Iran and Iraq, accusing the last of having "plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade." There were already comprehensive UN sanctions on Iraq, but as More

Dmitry Babich (2018-11-09). Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. The Canonical Authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate (MP). globalresearch.ca The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, an authority completely outside Ukraine, on Oct. 11 stripped away the canonical authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church—Moscow Patriarchate (MP), sparking a crisis with Russia. | The 1030-year old church is …

Eds. (2018-11-09). Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death? mronline.org Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why? | Source

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-11-09). New Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women. globalresearch.ca Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we're besieged in a war, or if we're just trying to get by making small advances like women anywhere, we are …

Eds. (2018-11-09). Western media attacks critics of the White Helmets. mronline.org The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovanni titled "Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets". The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth. | Source

Shahir ShahidSaless (2018-11-09). Why Europe Is Turning Against US policy On Iran And Syria. iranian.com On 27 October, France and Germany joined Russia and Turkey, the two major players in Syria beside Iran, to seek a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict. The "priority" at the Istanbul summit, as French President Emmanuel Macron explained, was the situation in Idlib, the last Syrian rebel stronghold. The joint statement of Turkish President Recep […]

Tehran Times (2018-11-09). Peyman Maadi Wins Best Director Award At Bosphorus Film Festival. iranian.com Peyman Maadi was picked as best director for his Iranian drama "Bomb, a Love Story" at the 6th International Bosphorus Film Festival in Istanbul, the organizers announced on Saturday. Maadi is also the writer of the screenplay for the film, whose story is set in 1988 at the height of the Iran-Iraq war as Tehran […]

wsws (2018-11-09). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Nigeria's three main labour federations called off a general strike set for November 6 and announced that they had reached an undisclosed settlement with the government over a rise in the country's minimum wage.

wsws (2018-11-09). Democrats rally to defend fired Attorney General Sessions, Special Counsel Mueller. wsws.org The Democrats and their "left" allies fear that Sessions' firing will derail the anti-Russia Mueller investigation.

RFE (2018-11-09). FIFA To Engage With Iran To Lift Ban On Women In Stadiums. iranian.com World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday it would work with Iran to end a long-running ban on women attending matches but offered no insight on when to expect the breakthrough. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura made the announcement after she met Maryam Qashqaei Shojaei, a prominent Iranian campaigner who made headlines at this […]

Tyler Durden (2018-11-09). The Absurd New Heights Of Saudi Propaganda. iranian.com Behold the absurd new heights of Saudi propaganda. A poster and series of new infographics created by the Saudi Foreign Ministry and now being promoted through official Saudi media accounts depicts Yemeni children and reads "we stand with the Yemeni people" . twitter.com/KSAmofaEN/status/105… A series of propaganda graphics released by the ministry this week claim further that since its 2015 air […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-09). Saudi Arabia Is Evaluating A Break Up Of OPEC. iranian.com In potentially groundbreaking news – which failed to generate a market response as it hit at the same time as the FOMC statement – Saudi Arabia's top government-funded think tank is said to be studying the possible effects on oil markets of a breakup of OPEC, a research effort which the WSJ called "remarkable" for a country […]

The Iranian (2018-11-09). Sohrab Moradi Breaks 3 World Records, Wins Gold At World Weightlifting Championships. iranian.com Sohrab Moradi of Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2018 IWF World Weightlifting Championships on Wednesday. Moradi won a gold in the men's 96kg in the competition underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He lifted 186kg in snatch and 230kg in clean and jerk, winning the gold with a total of 416kg. Moradi took the platform […]

Vasudha Narayanan (2018-11-09). Freddie Mercury's Family Faith: Zoroastrianism. iranian.com In the Freddie Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," there's a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury. "So now the family name is not good enough for you?" "I changed it legally," Mercury responds. "No looking back." It might come as a surprise to some that Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. He came from a […]

WSJB (2018-11-09). Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 73 Years after the Bombs. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112…

Mark Kernan (2018-11-09). The Dystopian Future of Facebook. zcomm.org

Naomi Gordon-Loebl (2018-11-09). Trump's War on Trans Rights: A Q&A With Chase Strangio. thenation.com Trump's War on Trans Rights: A Q&A With Chase Strangio…

Leon Kunstenaar (2018-11-09). Photos of Stop the War on Yemen Protest in San Francisco. indybay.org Additional photos of Stop the War Protest.

Chris Brooks (2018-11-09). Hospitals Torch Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts. zcomm.org The Massachusetts hospital lobby spent upwards of $30 million to drum up fear and confusion in a campaign that strongly resembled an anti-union drive…

wsws (2018-11-09). Afghanistan war veteran kills 12 at a southern California dance club. wsws.org Another horrible mass shooting took place in the US on Wednesday night, the 307th such episode on the 311th day of the year, according to a website that tracks gun violence.

Bob Wing (2018-11-09). Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction. zcomm.org

Alan Marling (2018-11-09). Activists Project "Constitutional Crisis" on SF Federal Building. indybay.org Hours after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists projected Constitutional Crisis on the San Francisco Federal Building to raise awareness of the President's attempts to subvert the rule of law.

wsws (2018-11-09). One hundred years since the November Revolution in Germany. wsws.org On November 9, 1918, the revolutionary uprising of the German working class against war and monarchy reached its peak and shook the capitalist system to its foundations.

Leah Rosenzweig (2018-11-09). 'The Wife' Is a Devastating Portrait of Sexism in the Literary World. thenation.com 'The Wife' Is a Devastating Portrait of Sexism in the Literary World…

wsws (2018-11-09). US-North Korean talks called off. wsws.org While the US said the meeting was merely postponed, the cancellation is another sign of an impasse in negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-08). Trump Fires AG Sessions, Installs New Loyalist Whitaker to Oversee Mueller Probe. democracynow.org President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Trump loyalist who has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt." Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, will now take charge of the Russia inquiry, prompting questions about the future of the Russia investigation and whether Trump will target Robert Mueller next. Some experts are raising questions about the legality of putting Whitaker in charge rather than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the Russia probe. The ACLU wrote in a statement, "Jeff…

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Community rejects Bylong Valley coalmine. greenleft.org.au Protesters rallied outside an October 7 NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) public hearing in Mudgee into plans to construct a huge new coalmine in the picturesque Bylong Valley, north-east of the regional town. | Local farmers, environmentalists and community members then entered the hearing to listen to about 60 verbal submissions, mostly against the proposal. | South Korean government-backed company Kepco is seeking to build a series of open-cut and underground mines in the valley with an expected lifespan of 25 years. The mines are estimated to be able to produce more than 6.5 million tonnes of coal a y…

Jason Ditz (2018-11-08). State Department: US Will Soon Impose More Sanctions Against Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has announced that they intend to soon impose additional sanctions against Russia, after demanding that Russia provide them with a statement offering very specific "assurances" on the use of chemical weapons. This all goes back to the allegations of a March Novichok attack in Salisbury, England. The British government blamed Russia for the …

Irandokht Paigah (2018-11-08). Anna Eskamani And Shireen Ghorbani's Message To Iranian Americans. iranian.com I don't think I ever remember a midterm election that had so many involved and so much at stake. I don't have any numbers to back this up but after speaking to many Iranian Americans, I felt like many who had not voted before in the community stepped out of their comfort zone and made […]

FPIF (2018-11-08). US Air Force Preparing for War Against Russia and China. theantimedia.com The Air Force is undergoing its biggest expansion since the end of the Cold War, and the reasons are clear. (FPIF Op-ed) — In September, at the Air Force Association's annual Space & Cyber ‚Äã‚ÄãConference, Heather Wilson — Donald Trump's Secretary of the U.S. Air Force — presented the Trump administration's new roadmap for the U.S. Air Force: the …

RT (2018-11-08). Daily Beast takes heat on Twitter after implying Kremlin plot helped unseat Dem. senator. rt.com The Daily Beast tried to pin the failure of Claire McCaskill to retain her senatorial seat on Russian meddling. Angry commenters instantly cited a number of far more mundane reasons, like her trying to court Republicans.

RT (2018-11-08). #Resistance holds 'Protect Mueller' rallies around the US (VIDEO). rt.com Democrat activists groups have mobilized on short notice to hold rallies in cities across the US, demanding that the new acting head of DOJ recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" probe.

RT (2018-11-08). Police identify California bar mass shooting suspect as former marine Ian David Long. rt.com The gunman who shot and killed 12 people in a California bar, popular for live country music and packed with college students, has been identified as an Afghanistan war veteran serving in the Marine Corps, Ian David Long.

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-08). France Vows to Protect Iran Against US Acting as World's "Trade Policeman" theantimedia.com (MEMO) — France has vowed to fulfill plans to defy the US' sanctions on Iran while increasing the international role of the euro in order to prevent Washington from acting as the world's "trade policeman". France's Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, told the British newspaper Financial Times that Europe is planning the formation of a special …

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-08). Post-Midterms, Trump Is Not "Pivoting." He's Pushing Us Toward Authoritarianism. truthout.org Since Donald Trump's presidential campaign and through his first two years in office, the American news media has been in a state of shock. Their old rulebook has been shredded. Trump has no respect for the truth, democratic norms, the Constitution or the rule of law. As we saw in his press conference immediately following the midterm elections, he views journalists as his enemies. | Trump wants compliance and obedience; checks and balances are viewed with contempt. Reporters are to be his messengers and mouthpieces, not his critics. | In the face of such a threat, the American news media first viewed candidate T…

Derrick Broze (2018-11-08). American Detained by US Military Without Charge for Over a Year Finally Set Free. theantimedia.com A U.S. citizen illegally detained by the Trump administration for more than a year was finally set free thanks to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union. (CR) — I have been following the saga of the American citizen who was detained by the U.S. military in September 2017 while fleeing from violence in Syria. This …

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). AEU members send strong message in union vote. greenleft.org.au Australian Education Union (AEU) Victoria branch officials should view the results of the recent branch elections as a warning signal, say rank-and-file candidates. | The results, declared by the Australian Electoral Commission on November 2, show that of 48,083 eligible voters, only 7553 voted. More than 25 positions were left vacant due to a lack of candidates. | At the same time, the vote for branch vice president in the secondary sector, which has always been more militant and willing to challenge AEU leaderships, revealed a strong level of discontent with the current leadership. Although incumbent Marino D'O…

RT (2018-11-08). 'Coded messages? Bots?' WATCH Rick Sanchez poke at new NYT 'disinformation' claims. rt.com Cybersecurity 'experts' writing for the New York Times have claimed that online Russian "influence operations" targeted the US midterm elections in October. The proof? Lots of people posted links to RT's content.

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). LGBTI youths flee Honduras to escape violence. greenleft.org.au A group of youths who identify as LGBTI travel at a distance from the larger group of thousands of Central American migrants who are moving north towards the US border. | The group of at least 40 Honduran LGBTI youths say they face harassment at home and even along the route of the caravan, but remain determined to reach the US where they say they will have a brighter future. | "It has been very difficult because of the harassment, the bullying, the jokes, the ill-treatment towar…

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Banking regulator chief rewarded for failing to check bank greed. greenleft.org.au The Big Money Club clearly lives by its own perverse rules. | An individual can go to jail for simply stealing a pack of chips — especially if you are Aboriginal. But when bankers cheat customers out of millions of dollars, they barely get a fine. | So I guess we shouldn't be surprised by the news that federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has reappointed Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) chair Wayne Byres for another five-year term — despite APRA having clearly failed…

Staff (2018-11-08). Behind Pentagon Efforts to Rewrite the Vietnam War. truthdig.com The selective history the Department of Defense has been putting out on Vietnam for more than six years is worth a critical look.

Mark Kernan (2018-11-08). With New Patents Facebook Brings Us One Step Close to a Dystopian Future. mintpressnews.com Big Tech's social media universe is, as one reformed "choice architect" put it, "an attention seeking gravitational wormhole" that sucks you into their profit seeking universe.

Vijay Prashad (2018-11-08). Nations the World Over Disapprove of US Foreign Policy, Except for Israel. mintpressnews.com Last week, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US embargo against Cuba. A total of 189 member-nations said Cuba did not deserve this embargo, which began in 1961 and has continued unabated to this day. Only two countries — the United States and Israel — voted against the motion. No country abstained. | Cuba's minister for foreign affairs, Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla, has said the US embargo has cost the small socialist island state upwards of

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Zombies against the climate apocalypse. greenleft.org.au Zombies raised concerns over climate change on Halloween in Newcastle. The demonstrators sought to raise awareness about the coming "climate apocalypse." | Climate change Kerry Smith Issue 1203 Australia NewcastlePhoto: Newcastle Climate Justice UprisingNovember…

Fred_F (2018-11-08). NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill. greenleft.org.au About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). Chomsky: Migrant caravan 'fleeing US-created horrors'. greenleft.org.au Renowned intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky said the United States was responsible for the conditions that have led to the mass exodus from Central American countries. | "People are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible … people fleeing from severe oppression, violence, terror, extreme poverty from three countries: Honduras — mainly Honduras, secondarily Guatemala, thirdly El Salvador — not Nicaragua, incidentally — three countries that have been under harsh U.S. domination," the US writer said on November 2 in an interview with

Alex Emmons (2018-11-08). Democrats Encouraged Military Veterans to Run in Midterms. The Results Were Mixed. theintercept.com As much as the midterms were a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, the elections this week were also a test of the Democrats' strategy. And although Democrats took back the House of Representatives, a key component of their strategy was met with lukewarm results. | In the months after Trump was inaugurated, Democrats began to court veterans to run for Congress around the country. Politico reported last year that after hundreds of meetings with potential candidates, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee d…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-11-08). A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives. truthout.org Election results were still pouring in Tuesday night when pundits on cable news channels began to revive a media refrain that conventional wisdom has been aiming at Democratic Party leaders for decades: Stay away from the left and move toward the center. | We should expect plenty of such advice during the months ahead as Democrats take control of the House for the first time in eight years. It may sound prudent to urge "affordable health care" instead of Medicare for All, or "subsidies for community colleges" instead of tuition-free public college. But such positions easily come across as wonky mush that offers n…

Staff (2018-11-08). Is America in a Full-Blown Constitutional Crisis? truthdig.com After President Donald Trump tore through a " red line" on Wednesday by immediately replacing fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Matthew Whitaker—a fervent loyalist who has openly called for the defunding of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe—lawmakers, legal experts, and progressive analysts argued that T…

wsws (2018-11-08). US, Turkey risk direct military clash as they escalate war in Syria. wsws.org Ankara is threatening an outright military occupation of large parts of Syria, which could provoke a direct clash with US forces.

Cyril Widdershoven (2018-11-08). The Trojan Horse In Iran Sanctions And Oil Markets. iranian.com The U.S. sanctions on Iran are not biting yet, as global oil markets are well supplied. In the coming weeks, Iranian crude volumes should show a decline. At the same time, the success of Trump's sanctions relies for a large part on the compliance of international buyers and the position taken by leading OPEC members. […]

RFE (2018-11-08). More Iranians Caught Traveling With Fake Israeli Passports. iranian.com Bulgarian border guards at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint have detained three Iranian men who attempted to enter the country from Turkey using fake Israeli passports, the local daily Sofia Globe reported November 2. "The three men, aged 21, 28, and 32, arrived at the checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Turkey October 31. They presented Israeli […]

Hussein Majdoubi (2018-11-08). Is The Search On For A Country To Give Bin Salman Refuge? iranian.com Is the search on for a country to give Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman refuge with international guarantees? That is the gist of a news report circulating in the West, which explains a lot of information in the international arena regarding the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-08). France: US Acting As World's "Trade Policeman", Vows To Defy Iran Sanctions. iranian.com France has vowed to fulfill plans to defy the US' sanctions on Iran while increasing the international role of the euro in order to prevent Washington from acting as the world's "trade policeman". France's Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, told the British newspaper Financial Times that Europe is planning the formation of a special […]

AntiWar (2018-11-08). US Warns All Ports To Block Iranian Ships. iranian.com The US State Department has issued a series of warnings today demanding that all ports in the world avoid even nominal contact with Iranian commercial ships, warning that even limited contact could lead to US sanctions. Among the demands were that all ports and maritime insurance companies "steer clear" of Iranian ships, saying the US would […]

David W. Pear (2018-11-08). Yemen Is Another US Dirty War. iranian.com On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease-fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. Was it a cruel Halloween prank? It is the US that is leading from behind the Saudi […]

Ali Nejad (2018-11-08). Sarah Shahi's 'Reverie' Canceled At NBC. iranian.com Sarah Shahi fans will be disappointed to learn that NBC has canceled the rookie drama 'Reverie' after its low-rated first season. The project was a front-runner to go to series after landing Sarah Shahi, who was among the most sought-after actresses during Pilot Season 2017. Shahi is a former Dallas NFL Cheerleader (named #7 in […]

PCHR (2018-11-08). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 — 07 November 2018). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 — 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the …

Gérard Prunier (2018-11-08). Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace. thenation.com Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace…

Eric A. Gordon (2018-11-08). 'Boy Erased' exposes so-called gay conversion therapy. peoplesworld.org Nicole Kidman) supports him despite certain motherly doubts. Jared has been outed as gay to his parents, and his parents wrestle with their Bible-fueled despair over this uniquely sinful, Satanic trait. Not even sure of his own feelings, and wanting to satisfy his parents, Jared consents under pressure to participating in the "therapy." Gradually he comes to see how inhuman it is, and how void of understanding for the complexities of life. Observing the cruelty toward himself and other vulnerable people in the name of God and Jesus, he ultimately is able to define himself more clearly and positively. | Actor…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-08). Headlines for November 8, 2018. democracynow.org California: Mass Shooter Kills At Least 12 at Student-Filled Bar, Trump Fires AG Sessions, Puts New Loyalist in Charge of Mueller Probe, WH Bans CNN Reporter Acosta as Trump Spars with Reporters, At Least 15 Midterm Races Still Uncalled, GOP Congressmembers Facing Indictments Re-elected, Voters Weighed In on Abortion Rights Measures in WV, AL, OR, Philippines: Lawyer Fighting Duterte's Drug War Shot Dead, Poland: Warsaw Mayor Bans Annual Far-Right March, Cameroon: Almost 80 Kidnapped Students Released…

Arnold Isaacs (2018-11-08). The Pentagon's Best Skill Is Rewriting the Past. thenation.com The Pentagon's Best Skill Is Rewriting the Past…

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-08). The Pentagon Whitewashes a Troubling Past. truthout.org Here's a paradox of the last few decades: as American military power has been less and less effective in achieving Washington's goals, the rhetoric surrounding that power has grown more and more boastful. | The cliché that our armed forces are the best and mightiest in the world — even if the U.S. military hasn't won any of its significant wars in the last 50 years — resonates in President Trump's promise to make America great again. Many Americans, clearly including him…

INA (2018-11-08). Contaminated Drinking Water in Gaza Spurs 'Blue Baby Syndrome'. imemc.org The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children's ward at Al Nassar Hospital in Gaza City. It's a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant.

aclu (2018-11-08). The Trump Administration Thinks Your Employer Should Make Your Birth Control Decisions. aclu.org The administration finalized rules allowing employers to deny health insurance for contraception if they object for religious or moral reasons. | The Trump administration moved forward on Wednesday in its quest to give businesses and other institutions a license to discriminate by issuing a regulation allowing employers and universities to deny health insurance coverage for contraception — currently required by law — if they object because of religious or moral views. The move could leave thousands of people across the country without contraceptive coverage. | The Affordable Care Act requires that ins…

SouthFront (2018-11-07). Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com A Saudi journalist was arrested and tortured to death after authorities claimed he administered a Twitter account which disclosed human rights violations committed by Saudi authorities and the royal family.

Whitney Webb (2018-11-07). Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination. mintpressnews.com Snowden also noted that in addition to its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the NSO Group's most notorious software product was regularly used by the government of Mexico to target journalists.

Consortiumnews (2018-11-07). Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. consortiumnews.com With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch's ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between Kiev and Moscow, as Dmitry Babich reports. Moscow's Role in Ukraine Orthodox… Read more →

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-07). Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/2018. splcenter.org Time to declare war on domestic terrorism; CBP accused of voter intimidation; Oregon voters stand behind immigrant sanctuary law; and more.

Ari Paul (2018-11-06). Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism. fair.org After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…

aclu (2018-11-06). The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Maryland Can Display a 40-Foot Latin Cross. aclu.org The case could drastically alter longstanding precedent protecting the separation of church and state and send a devastating message to non-Christians | Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether a state government's display of a gigantic, 40-foot Latin cross as a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, violates the separation of church and state. | On the surface, the case appears to be about one religious monument located at one busy intersecti…

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."

Fight Back (2018-11-05). Chicanos welcome Central American caravan. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — On October 26, as the caravan of refugees 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.

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.

2018-11-09: Social Media Postees

Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia's Most Popular Currencies
Abukar Arman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
In the moral version of human history – expressed in the Quran, Bible, and Torah – corruption is considered the worst reckless impulse that caused men to fall from grace. It was the betrayal of trust and loyalty for purely … | The post Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia's Most Popular Currencies appeared first on Global Research.
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The Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
George W Bush used the phrase 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union address in January 2002, referring to North Korea, Iran and Iraq, accusing the last of having "plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade." There were already comprehensive UN sanctions on Iraq, but as pointed out by Global…
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The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
George W Bush used the phrase 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union address in January 2002, referring to North Korea, Iran and Iraq, accusing the last of having "plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade." There were already comprehensive UN sanctions on Iraq, but as…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/09/the-…

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. The Canonical Authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate (MP)
Dmitry Babich | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, an authority completely outside Ukraine, on Oct. 11 stripped away the canonical authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church–Moscow Patriarchate (MP), sparking a crisis with Russia. | The 1030-year old church is … | The post Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. The Canonical Authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate (MP) appeared firs…
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A World Off Balance
José Tirado | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
Ten days ago, I rolled over in my bed to turn off the alarm and immediately swooned with terror: an incredible wave of dizziness followed even the tiniest movements and I wretched with nausea, falling to the floor each time I tried to stand up. Somehow managing to get dressed, I saw the world swimming…
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Facebook Allows Governments to Decide What to Censor
David Archuleta Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
Facebook and other social media companies give governments free reign to censor political dissent on their websites — and that is not "fake news." Facebook's unholy alliance with government actors includes Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. These partnerships have led to arrests and killings both in the US and abroad. Glenn Greenwald reported…
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Russia's S-400 Sale to India Won't Imperil Its Partnership with Pakistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
There's been a lot of talk about how Russia's decision to sell S-400s to India might negatively affect its incipient partnership with Pakistan, but such speculation reveals an improper understanding of these two Great Powers' developing relations that recalls the … | The post Russia's S-400 Sale to India Won't Imperil Its Partnership with Pakistan appeared first on Global Research.
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Why Yemeni War Deaths are Five Times Higher Than You've Been Led to Believe
NJSD | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in America's post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people. I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates of the numbers of combatants and civilians killed were likely to be only one fifth to one twentieth of the true numbers of people…
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-09
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for Senate, has filed lawsuits against Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors, accusing them of trying to rob him of election victory with heaps of new ballots. | …
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UK Government Goes Full Orwellian. DNA, Fingerprint, Face, Voice: Biometric Data for Every Single Citizen in the UK
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
We've been warning about this moment since the first day TruePublica went online. We said that the government would eventually take the biometric data of every single citizen living in Britain and use it for nefarious reasons. DNA, fingerprint, face, … | The post UK Government Goes Full Orwellian. DNA, Fingerprint, Face, Voice: Biometric Data for Every Single Citizen in the UK appeared first on Global Research…
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None Dare Call It Victory: US 2018 Elections
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2018-11-09
The failure of Democratic Party leaders' 2018 strategy to deliver as promised in the November 6, 2018 midterm elections should also raise some serious questions about its strategy going forward for 2020…
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India-Pakistan Relations: Nuclear Doctrine, Militarization and Security Dynamics of the Indian Ocean Region
Anum A. Khan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
According to Cold War notion of strategic stability, deterrence will prevail if both countries have second strike capability due to the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Likewise, deterrence will be fragile if only one state has second strike capability…. | The post India-Pakistan Relations: Nuclear Doctrine, Militarization and Security Dynamics of the Indian Ocean Reg…
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Welcome, Class of '70
Marc Levy | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
Thanksgiving: I'm wandering the city streets outside the sprawling Air Force base. A passing couple invite me to their home for the holiday meal. It will be the last decent food I will have for quite some time. The next morning, we new men march to an Army warehouse crammed with military gear. The stagnant…
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Video: Syrian Forces Freed All Hostages Captured by ISIS in Al-Suwayda
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
On November 8, the Syrian Special Forces freed all hostages, who had been captured by ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda and then held in eastern Homs, the Syrian state media reported. According to the report, the operation took place in the … | The post Video: Syrian Forces Freed All Hostages Captured by ISIS in Al-Suwayda appeared first on Global Research.
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Yemen War Intensifies After Washington and London Call for Ceasefire
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
Since March of 2015 the United States has engineered and guided a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | Daily bombing operations by the Saudi Arabian-led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has killed tens of thousands of people, injured and sickened … | The post Yemen War Intensifies After Washington and London Call for Ceasefire appeared first on Global Research.
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Forced Marriage Between Argentina and the IMF Turns into a Fiasco
Jérà¥me Duval | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
While the discontent of the Argentine people grows day by day, President Mauricio Macri flees to the United States. In New York, he continues negotiations with the IMFto revise the already outdated agreement signed in June, intervenes in the UN Assembly, and receives an award for his leadership. Meanwhile, the fourth big general strike of…
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Canada's Trudeau Condemns BDS in Apology to Jewish WWII Refugees
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
Justin Trudeau used an apology for Canada's historical rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights. | The Canadian prime minister apologised in the House of Commons on … | The post Canada's Trudeau Condemns BDS in Apology to Jewish WWII Refugees appeared first on Global Research.
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New Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we're besieged in a war, or if we're just trying to get by making small advances like women anywhere, we are … | The post New Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women appeared first on Global Research.
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US Calls for a Yemen Ceasefire is a Cynical Piece of Political Theatre
Dan Glazebrook | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
The UK appears now to be gearing up towards authoring a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Yemen, following years of blocking any resolutions on the issue. The UK has been the official 'penholder' on Yemen, meaning that it has been up to the UK to table resolutions, which it has steadfastly…
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Millions in Yemen Are Starving and UK, US and France Are 'Behind This': Oxfam Representative
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
The US, UK, and French governments are behind millions of people starving in Yemen because they are "supporting this war," an Oxfam representative told RT, urging London to stop beefing up Saudi Arabia's military. | "We have 14 million people starving," | … | The post Millions in Yemen Are Starving and UK, US and France Are 'Behind This': Oxfam Representative appeared first on Global Research.
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How to be a Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist
Media Lens | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
There are certain rules you need to follow as a journalist if you are going to demonstrate to your editors, and the media owners who employ you, that you can be trusted. | For example, if you write about US-Iran relations, … | The post How to be a Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist appeared first on Global Research.
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Three Years On, Yazidis in Northern Iraq Have Nowhere to Return
Norwegian Refugee Council | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-09
Three years since Sinjar was retaken from Islamic State group, more than 200,000 people, mostly Yazidis, remain displaced in northern Iraq and abroad, with no homes to return to. | While the plight of Yazidi victims was highlighted last month | … | The post Three Years On, Yazidis in Northern Iraq Have Nowhere to Return appeared first on Global Research.
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Why Europe Is Turning Against US policy On Iran And Syria
Shahir ShahidSaless | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
On 27 October, France and Germany joined Russia and Turkey, the two major players in Syria beside Iran, to seek a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict. The "priority" at the Istanbul summit, as French President Emmanuel Macron explained, was the situation in Idlib, the last Syrian rebel stronghold. The joint statement of Turkish President Recep […] | The post Why Europe Is Turning Against US policy On Iran And Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/09/europe-ag…

Peyman Maadi Wins Best Director Award At Bosphorus Film Festival
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
Peyman Maadi was picked as best director for his Iranian drama "Bomb, a Love Story" at the 6th International Bosphorus Film Festival in Istanbul, the organizers announced on Saturday. Maadi is also the writer of the screenplay for the film, whose story is set in 1988 at the height of the Iran-Iraq war as Tehran […] | The post Peyman Maadi Wins Best Director Award At Bosphorus Film Festival appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/08/peyman-ma…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
Nigeria's three main labour federations called off a general strike set for November 6 and announced that they had reached an undisclosed settlement with the government over a rise in the country's minimum wage.
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Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-09
Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why? | Source…
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Democrats rally to defend fired Attorney General Sessions, Special Counsel Mueller
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
The Democrats and their "left" allies fear that Sessions' firing will derail the anti-Russia Mueller investigation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Western media attacks critics of the White Helmets
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-09
The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovanni titled "Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets". The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth. | Source…
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The Absurd New Heights Of Saudi Propaganda
Tyler Durden | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
Behold the absurd new heights of Saudi propaganda. A poster and series of new infographics created by the Saudi Foreign Ministry and now being promoted through official Saudi media accounts depicts Yemeni children and reads "we stand with the Yemeni people" . twitter.com/KSAmofaEN/status/105… A series of propaganda graphics released by the ministry this week claim further that since its 2015 air […] | The post The Absurd New Heights Of Saudi Propaganda appeared first on
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FIFA To Engage With Iran To Lift Ban On Women In Stadiums
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday it would work with Iran to end a long-running ban on women attending matches but offered no insight on when to expect the breakthrough. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura made the announcement after she met Maryam Qashqaei Shojaei, a prominent Iranian campaigner who made headlines at this […] | The post FIFA To Engage With Iran To Lift Ban On Women In Stadiums appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/09/fifa-to-e…

Sohrab Moradi Breaks 3 World Records, Wins Gold At World Weightlifting Championships
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
Sohrab Moradi of Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2018 IWF World Weightlifting Championships on Wednesday. Moradi won a gold in the men's 96kg in the competition underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He lifted 186kg in snatch and 230kg in clean and jerk, winning the gold with a total of 416kg. Moradi took the platform […] | The post Sohrab Moradi Breaks 3 World Records, Wins Gold At World Weightlifting Championships appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/08/sohrab-mo…

Saudi Arabia Is Evaluating A Break Up Of OPEC
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
In potentially groundbreaking news – which failed to generate a market response as it hit at the same time as the FOMC statement – Saudi Arabia's top government-funded think tank is said to be studying the possible effects on oil markets of a breakup of OPEC, a research effort which the WSJ called "remarkable" for a country […] | The post Saudi Arabia Is Evaluating A Break Up Of OPEC appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/08/saudi-ara…

Iran leaders will have to fall in line if 'they want their people to eat,' Pompeo says
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-09
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a BBC journalist that Iranian "leadership has to make a decision that they want their people to eat," dropping all pretense of caring about Iranians as he touted the latest harsh sanctions. | …
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Freddie Mercury's Family Faith: Zoroastrianism
Vasudha Narayanan | iranian.com | 2018-11-09
In the Freddie Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," there's a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury. "So now the family name is not good enough for you?" "I changed it legally," Mercury responds. "No looking back." It might come as a surprise to some that Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. He came from a […] | The post Freddie Mercury's Family Faith: Zoroastrianism appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/08/freddie-m…

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 73 Years after the Bombs
WSJB | indybay.org | 2018-11-09
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Recall Armistice Day and work for peace
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-09
By calling Armistice Day on November 11 "Remembrance Day" we miss the point. The original Armistice Day in 1918 was a day of joy, celebrating the end of a hugely bloody war. As one newspaper at the time described it: "Whole country goes wild with joy at news of peace". | Traditionally, Armistice Day has become a day for communities to remember and grieve together for those who lost their lives in war. Conventionally, the emphasis is on those who died in military service: uniforms, medals and solemn military display are the order of the day. | After four years of pointless slaughter, the so-called Great War [mdas…
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The Dystopian Future of Facebook
Mark Kernan | zcomm.org | 2018-11-09

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An 8-ft-long lizard terrorized a Florida neighborhood for 3 months (PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-09
A 150-pound lizard named Bamboo kept an entire neighborhood in the Miami area in a state of fear after it broke loose this August. The Asian monitor, capable of knocking its prey unconscious, was finally captured on Tuesday. | …
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Photos of Stop the War on Yemen Protest in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2018-11-09
Additional photos of Stop the War Protest.
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Afghanistan war veteran kills 12 at a southern California dance club
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
Another horrible mass shooting took place in the US on Wednesday night, the 307th such episode on the 311th day of the year, according to a website that tracks gun violence.
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Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction
Bob Wing | zcomm.org | 2018-11-09
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Faulty water heater prompts active shooter warning in North Carolina high school
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-09
Police in North Carolina responded to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School, near Wilmington. Instead of finding a gunman, they found a noisy and malfunctioning water heater. | …
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Activists Project "Constitutional Crisis" on SF Federal Building
Alan Marling | indybay.org | 2018-11-09
Hours after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists projected Constitutional Crisis on the San Francisco Federal Building to raise awareness of the President's attempts to subvert the rule of law.
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'The Wife' Is a Devastating Portrait of Sexism in the Literary World
Leah Rosenzweig | thenation.com | 2018-11-09
'The Wife' Is a Devastating Portrait of Sexism in the Literary World…
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Trump's War on Trans Rights: A Q&A With Chase Strangio
Naomi Gordon-Loebl | thenation.com | 2018-11-09
Trump's War on Trans Rights: A Q&A With Chase Strangio…
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One hundred years since the November Revolution in Germany
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
On November 9, 1918, the revolutionary uprising of the German working class against war and monarchy reached its peak and shook the capitalist system to its foundations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Hospitals Torch Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts
Chris Brooks | zcomm.org | 2018-11-09
The Massachusetts hospital lobby spent upwards of $30 million to drum up fear and confusion in a campaign that strongly resembled an anti-union drive…
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How we won marriage equality
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-09
A year on from the result of Australia's marriage equality postal survey, it is timely to look at the grassroots campaign that made this historic victory possible, and some of the remaining challenges ahead for the LGBTI community. | The same-sex marriage ban was enacted under former Coalition prime minister John Howard on August 13, 2004, when parliament voted to change the legal definition of marriage to the "voluntarily entered-into union of a man and a woman to exclusion of all others". The amendment to the Marriage Act was passed with Labor's support. | Along with other activists from the Sydney-based grassr…
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US-North Korean talks called off
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
While the US said the meeting was merely postponed, the cancellation is another sign of an impasse in negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program.
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'Coded messages? Bots?' WATCH Rick Sanchez poke at new NYT 'disinformation' claims
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-08
Cybersecurity 'experts' writing for the New York Times have claimed that online Russian "influence operations" targeted the US midterm elections in October. The proof? Lots of people posted links to RT's content. | …
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AEU members send strong message in union vote
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
Australian Education Union (AEU) Victoria branch officials should view the results of the recent branch elections as a warning signal, say rank-and-file candidates. | The results, declared by the Australian Electoral Commission on November 2, show that of 48,083 eligible voters, only 7553 voted. More than 25 positions were left vacant due to a lack of candidates. | At the same time, the vote for branch vice president in the secondary sector, which has always been more militant and willing to challenge AEU leaderships, revealed a strong level of discontent with the current leadership. Although incumbent Marino D'O…
greenleft.org.au/content/aeu-members-send-strong-message-union-vote

Democrats Encouraged Military Veterans to Run in Midterms. The Results Were Mixed
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-08
As much as the midterms were a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, the elections this week were also a test of the Democrats' strategy. And although Democrats took back the House of Representatives, a key component of their strategy was met with lukewarm results. | In the months after Trump was inaugurated, Democrats began to court veterans to run for Congress around the country. Politico reported last year that after hundreds of meetings with potential candidates, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee d…
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Post-Midterms, Trump Is Not "Pivoting." He's Pushing Us Toward Authoritarianism
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-08
Since Donald Trump's presidential campaign and through his first two years in office, the American news media has been in a state of shock. Their old rulebook has been shredded. Trump has no respect for the truth, democratic norms, the Constitution or the rule of law. As we saw in his press conference immediately following the midterm elections, he views journalists as his enemies. | Trump wants compliance and obedience; checks and balances are viewed with contempt. Reporters are to be his messengers and mouthpieces, not his critics. | In the face of such a threat, the American news media first viewed candidate T…
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A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-11-08
Election results were still pouring in Tuesday night when pundits on cable news channels began to revive a media refrain that conventional wisdom has been aiming at Democratic Party leaders for decades: Stay away from the left and move toward the center. | We should expect plenty of such advice during the months ahead as Democrats take control of the House for the first time in eight years. It may sound prudent to urge "affordable health care" instead of Medicare for All, or "subsidies for community colleges" instead of tuition-free public college. But such positions easily come across as wonky mush that offers n…
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With New Patents Facebook Brings Us One Step Close to a Dystopian Future
Mark Kernan | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-08
Big Tech's social media universe is, as one reformed "choice architect" put it, "an attention seeking gravitational wormhole" that sucks you into their profit seeking universe. | The post With New Patents Facebook Brings Us One Step Close to a Dystopian Future appeared first on MintPress News.
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Anna Eskamani And Shireen Ghorbani's Message To Iranian Americans
Irandokht Paigah | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
I don't think I ever remember a midterm election that had so many involved and so much at stake. I don't have any numbers to back this up but after speaking to many Iranian Americans, I felt like many who had not voted before in the community stepped out of their comfort zone and made […] | The post Anna Eskamani And Shireen Ghorbani's Message To Iranian Americans appeared first on The Iranian.
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LGBTI youths flee Honduras to escape violence
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
A group of youths who identify as LGBTI travel at a distance from the larger group of thousands of Central American migrants who are moving north towards the US border. | The group of at least 40 Honduran LGBTI youths say they face harassment at home and even along the route of the caravan, but remain determined to reach the US where they say they will have a brighter future. | "It has been very difficult because of the harassment, the bullying, the jokes, the ill-treatment towar…
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Nations the World Over Disapprove of US Foreign Policy, Except for Israel
Vijay Prashad | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-08
Last week, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US embargo against Cuba. A total of 189 member-nations said Cuba did not deserve this embargo, which began in 1961 and has continued unabated to this day. Only two countries — the United States and Israel — voted against the motion. No country abstained. | Cuba's minister for foreign affairs, Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla, has said the US embargo has cost the small socialist island state upwards of
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US, Turkey risk direct military clash as they escalate war in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-08
Ankara is threatening an outright military occupation of large parts of Syria, which could provoke a direct clash with US forces.
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American Detained by US Military Without Charge for Over a Year Finally Set Free
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-08
A U.S. citizen illegally detained by the Trump administration for more than a year was finally set free thanks to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union. (CR) — I have been following the saga of the American citizen who was detained by the U.S. military in September 2017 while fleeing from violence in Syria. This …

American Detained by US Military Without Charge for Over a Year Finally Set Free

US Air Force Preparing for War Against Russia and China
FPIF | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-08
The Air Force is undergoing its biggest expansion since the end of the Cold War, and the reasons are clear. (FPIF Op-ed) — In September, at the Air Force Association's annual Space & Cyber ‚Äã‚ÄãConference, Heather Wilson — Donald Trump's Secretary of the U.S. Air Force — presented the Trump administration's new roadmap for the U.S. Air Force: the …

US Air Force Preparing for War Against Russia and China

Daily Beast takes heat on Twitter after implying Kremlin plot helped unseat Dem. senator
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-08
The Daily Beast tried to pin the failure of Claire McCaskill to retain her senatorial seat on Russian meddling. Angry commenters instantly cited a number of far more mundane reasons, like her trying to court Republicans. | …
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Trump Fires AG Sessions, Installs New Loyalist Whitaker to Oversee Mueller Probe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-08
President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Trump loyalist who has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt." Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, will now take charge of the Russia inquiry, prompting questions about the future of the Russia investigation and whether Trump will target Robert Mueller next. Some experts are raising questions about the legality of putting Whitaker in charge rather than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the Russia probe. The ACLU wrote in a statement, "Jeff…
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#Resistance holds 'Protect Mueller' rallies around the US (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-08
Democrat activists groups have mobilized on short notice to hold rallies in cities across the US, demanding that the new acting head of DOJ recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" probe. | …
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State Department: US Will Soon Impose More Sanctions Against Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-08
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has announced that they intend to soon impose additional sanctions against Russia, after demanding that Russia provide them with a statement offering very specific "assurances" on the use of chemical weapons. This all goes back to the allegations of a March Novichok attack in Salisbury, England. The British government blamed Russia for the …

State Department: US Will Soon Impose More Sanctions Against Russia

Is America in a Full-Blown Constitutional Crisis?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-08
After President Donald Trump tore through a " red line" on Wednesday by immediately replacing fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Matthew Whitaker–a fervent loyalist who has openly called for the defunding of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe–lawmakers, legal experts, and progressive analysts argued that T…
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Sarah Shahi's 'Reverie' Canceled At NBC
Ali Nejad | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
Sarah Shahi fans will be disappointed to learn that NBC has canceled the rookie drama 'Reverie' after its low-rated first season. The project was a front-runner to go to series after landing Sarah Shahi, who was among the most sought-after actresses during Pilot Season 2017. Shahi is a former Dallas NFL Cheerleader (named #7 in […] | The post Sarah Shahi's 'Reverie' Canceled At NBC appeared first on The Iranian.
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More Iranians Caught Traveling With Fake Israeli Passports
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
Bulgarian border guards at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint have detained three Iranian men who attempted to enter the country from Turkey using fake Israeli passports, the local daily Sofia Globe reported November 2.
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France Vows to Protect Iran Against US Acting as World's "Trade Policeman"
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-08
(MEMO) — France has vowed to fulfill plans to defy the US' sanctions on Iran while increasing the international role of the euro in order to prevent Washington from acting as the world's "trade policeman". France's Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, told the British newspaper Financial Times that Europe is planning the formation of a special …

France Vows to Protect Iran Against US Acting as World’s “Trade Policeman”

US Warns All Ports To Block Iranian Ships
AntiWar | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
The US State Department has issued a series of warnings today demanding that all ports in the world avoid even nominal contact with Iranian commercial ships, warning that even limited contact could lead to US sanctions. Among the demands were that all ports and maritime insurance companies "steer clear" of Iranian ships, saying the US would […] | The post US Warns All Ports To Block Iranian Ships appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Trojan Horse In Iran Sanctions And Oil Markets
Cyril Widdershoven | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
The U.S. sanctions on Iran are not biting yet, as global oil markets are well supplied. In the coming weeks, Iranian crude volumes should show a decline. At the same time, the success of Trump's sanctions relies for a large part on the compliance of international buyers and the position taken by leading OPEC members. […] | The post The Trojan Horse In Iran Sanctions And Oil Markets appeared first on The Iranian.
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Yemen Is Another US Dirty War
David W. Pear | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease-fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. Was it a cruel Halloween prank? It is the US that is leading from behind the Saudi […] | The post Yemen Is Another US Dirty War appeared first on The Iranian.
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Is The Search On For A Country To Give Bin Salman Refuge?
Hussein Majdoubi | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
Is the search on for a country to give Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman refuge with international guarantees? That is the gist of a news report circulating in the West, which explains a lot of information in the international arena regarding the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 […] | The post Is The Search On For A Country To Give Bin Salman Refuge? appeared first on The Iranian.
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France: US Acting As World's "Trade Policeman", Vows To Defy Iran Sanctions
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-08
France has vowed to fulfill plans to defy the US' sanctions on Iran while increasing the international role of the euro in order to prevent Washington from acting as the world's "trade policeman". France's Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, told the British newspaper Financial Times that Europe is planning the formation of a special […] | The post France: US Acting As World's "Trade Policeman", Vows To Defy Iran Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian…
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Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace
Gérard Prunier | thenation.com | 2018-11-08
Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace…
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 — 07 November 2018)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-11-08
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 — 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the …

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 November 2018)

Banking regulator chief rewarded for failing to check bank greed
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
The Big Money Club clearly lives by its own perverse rules. | An individual can go to jail for simply stealing a pack of chips — especially if you are Aboriginal. But when bankers cheat customers out of millions of dollars, they barely get a fine. | So I guess we shouldn't be surprised by the news that federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has reappointed Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) chair Wayne Byres for another five-year term — despite APRA having clearly failed…
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The Pentagon Whitewashes a Troubling Past
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-08
Here's a paradox of the last few decades: as American military power has been less and less effective in achieving Washington's goals, the rhetoric surrounding that power has grown more and more boastful. | The cliché that our armed forces are the best and mightiest in the world — even if the U.S. military hasn't won any of its significant wars in the last 50 years — resonates in President Trump's promise to make America great again. Many Americans, clearly including him…
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The Pentagon's Best Skill Is Rewriting the Past
Arnold Isaacs | thenation.com | 2018-11-08
The Pentagon's Best Skill Is Rewriting the Past…
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Zombies against the climate apocalypse
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
Zombies raised concerns over climate change on Halloween in Newcastle. The demonstrators sought to raise awareness about the coming "climate apocalypse." | Climate change Kerry Smith Issue 1203 Australia NewcastlePhoto: Newcastle Climate Justice UprisingNovember…
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Contaminated Drinking Water in Gaza Spurs 'Blue Baby Syndrome'
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-08
The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children's ward at Al Nassar Hospital in Gaza City. It's a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant.

Contaminated Drinking Water in Gaza Spurs 'Blue Baby Syndrome'

Police identify California bar mass shooting suspect as former marine Ian David Long
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-08
The gunman who shot and killed 12 people in a California bar, popular for live country music and packed with college students, has been identified as an Afghanistan war veteran serving in the Marine Corps, Ian David Long. | …
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Behind Pentagon Efforts to Rewrite the Vietnam War
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-08
The selective history the Department of Defense has been putting out on Vietnam for more than six years is worth a critical look. | The post Behind Pentagon Efforts to Rewrite the Vietnam War appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Trump Administration Thinks Your Employer Should Make Your Birth Control Decisions
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-08
The administration finalized rules allowing employers to deny health insurance for contraception if they object for religious or moral reasons. | The Trump administration moved forward on Wednesday in its quest to give businesses and other institutions a license to discriminate by issuing a regulation allowing employers and universities to deny health insurance coverage for contraception — currently required by law — if they object because of religious or moral views. The move could leave thousands of people across the country without contraceptive coverage. | The Affordable Care Act requires that ins…
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NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…
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'Boy Erased' exposes so-called gay conversion therapy
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-08
Nicole Kidman) supports him despite certain motherly doubts. Jared has been outed as gay to his parents, and his parents wrestle with their Bible-fueled despair over this uniquely sinful, Satanic trait. Not even sure of his own feelings, and wanting to satisfy his parents, Jared consents under pressure to participating in the "therapy." Gradually he comes to see how inhuman it is, and how void of understanding for the complexities of life. Observing the cruelty toward himself and other vulnerable people in the name of God and Jesus, he ultimately is able to define himself more clearly and positively. | Actor…
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Community rejects Bylong Valley coalmine
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
Protesters rallied outside an October 7 NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) public hearing in Mudgee into plans to construct a huge new coalmine in the picturesque Bylong Valley, north-east of the regional town. | Local farmers, environmentalists and community members then entered the hearing to listen to about 60 verbal submissions, mostly against the proposal. | South Korean government-backed company Kepco is seeking to build a series of open-cut and underground mines in the valley with an expected lifespan of 25 years. The mines are estimated to be able to produce more than 6.5 million tonnes of coal a y…
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Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-07
A Saudi journalist was arrested and tortured to death after authorities claimed he administered a Twitter account which disclosed human rights violations committed by Saudi authorities and the royal family. | The post Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia appeared first on MintPress News.
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Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-07
Snowden also noted that in addition to its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the NSO Group's most notorious software product was regularly used by the government of Mexico to target journalists. | The post Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination appeared first on MintPress News.
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Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-07
With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch's ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between Kiev and Moscow, as Dmitry Babich reports. Moscow's Role in Ukraine Orthodox… Read more ?…
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Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-07
Time to declare war on domestic terrorism; CBP accused of voter intimidation; Oregon voters stand behind immigrant sanctuary law; and…
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Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2018-11-06
After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…
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The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Maryland Can Display a 40-Foot Latin Cross
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-06
The case could drastically alter longstanding precedent protecting the separation of church and state and send a devastating message to non-Christians | Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether a state government's display of a gigantic, 40-foot Latin cross as a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, violates the separation of church and state. | On the surface, the case appears to be about one religious monument located at one busy intersecti…
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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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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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Chicanos welcome Central American caravan
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-05
Los Angeles, CA — On October 26, as the caravan of refugees 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.
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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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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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14132

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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Hatewatch Headlines 11/6/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-05
Hate groups recruit gamers in chat spaces; Infowars videos, fans still live on Facebook; Military concerned about militia groups on border; and…
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