Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

2018-11-16: News Headlines

RT (2018-11-16). US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks. rt.com Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder.

John Laforge (2018-11-16). Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site. counterpunch.org "A common denominator, in every single nuclear accident … is that before the specialists even know what has happened, they rush to the media saying, 'There's no danger to the public.' They do this before they themselves know what has happened…" — Jacque Cousteau The Woolsey fire in California began Nov. 8 near the Santa Susana More

Joseph Flatley (2018-11-16). The Fascist Creep: How Conspiracy Theories and an Unhinged President Created an Anti-Semitic Terrorist. counterpunch.org The reporter on TV has just detailed his "chilling" encounter with the killer in a Pittsburgh courtroom. I was present in the courtroom as well, and I have no idea what the hell he is talking about. It was the initial court appearance of Robert D. Bowers, the individual who killed 11 and wounded several More

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-16). The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange is an investigative journalist/whistleblower, publishing material supplied by sources believed to be credible, unidentified for their protection. | WikiLeaks is not an intelligence operation. Nor is it connected to Russia or any other country. Claims otherwise are fabricated. | Assange …

Glenn Greenwald (2018-11-16). As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom. theintercept.com The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.

Rob Urie (2018-11-16). Nuclear Weapons are a Nightmare Made in America. counterpunch.org What transforms American elections from participatory politics into farce is the exclusion of crucial issues. Environmental crisis, the threat of nuclear annihilation and the wildly skewed distribution of political and economic power will affect how people live in coming years, regardless of how effectively they are excluded from electoral consideration. Each of these are historical More

Jeremy Salt (2018-11-16). In The Middle East, The 'West' Has Been A Curse. iranian.com After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, many are asking 'But what about Yemen?' Yes, indeed, what about Yemen, but what about Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Somalia? What about Egypt in 1956, what about Iran in 1953 and what about Palestine from 1917 to the present day? There is a string of 'what abouts?' going […]

John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis (2018-11-16). California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site. indybay.org The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: "Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab's] 2,850-acre facility."

South Front (2018-11-16). Money, Silver, Gold and Cars: ISIS Fighters Received "Bonuses" for Using Chemical Weapons — Report. globalresearch.ca Official ISIS documents, which have been obtained by the Russian RT TV, reveal that the terrorist group has financially motivated its fighters conducting attacks with chemical weapons. | According to the documents, many ISIS fighters received gold, silver and even …

Ramzy Baroud (2018-11-16). In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians. counterpunch.org Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easier for Israeli courts to issue death sentences against Palestinians accused of carrying out 'terrorist' acts. Netanyahu's decision was More

wsws (2018-11-16). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Workers at Amazon logistic centers are threatening a series of holiday strikes while Iranian teachers, truck drivers and sugar workers conduct work stoppages.

Tehran Times (2018-11-16). Iran's Antibiotics Consumption Ranks Second Highest Among 65 Countries. iranian.com Iran's antibiotics consumption was the second highest among 65 countries, according to World Health Organization (WHO) report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption published in November 2018. The report presents 2015 data on the consumption of systemic antibiotics from 65 countries and areas: four from the African Region, six from the Region of the Americas, 46 […]

Mehr News (2018-11-16). Iranian Students Claim First Place At 12th International Olympiad Astronomy & Astrophysics Event. iranian.com Nine Iranian students, Hoda Pourgholami, Amirali Ekhteraei, Amirpouya Moeini, Navid Akbari, Alireza Mohammadian, Ali Younesi, Kian Bakhtari, Mohammad Sadra Heidari, and Mohammad Shojaeian had been sent to the event, divided into two teams. The first team collected five gold medals and took home the title while the second team pocketed one gold and three silvers. […] | The post

David Swanson (2018-11-16). A Tale of Two Marines. counterpunch.org These two young men may have an infinite number of things in common, but the actions they took this week do not. One used a pro-war ceremony at a professional basketball game to reject the celebration of militarism, and to protest war-profiteering advertising in sports. One became the latest "mass shooter" — which I put in quotation marks only More

IMEMC (2018-11-16). Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Missile and Bombing Attacks on Civilian Buildings. globalresearch.ca New Israeli Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. | 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded, including …

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-16). Noam Chomsky Warns of the Rise of 'Judeo-Nazi Tendencies' in Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Prominent Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky has raised concerns over what he believes is the rise of "Judeo-Nazi tendencies" in Israel. Speaking to i24NEWS last week, the renowned political dissident, linguist and scholar repeated warnings given by Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an Israeli public intellectual, biochemist and polymath, concerning the dehumanising effect of Israel's brutal occupation of Palestine on the …

Jason Ditz (2018-11-16). Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Official Audit. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — After generations of being a black hole down which money goes, never to return, a team of 1,200 auditors tried to give the Pentagon its first ever comprehensive audit, just to see where all that money went. Unsurprisingly, it went poorly, and was declared a failure. How bad the failure was is something of a mystery …

Ralph Nader (2018-11-16). The War Over Words: Republicans Easily Defeat the Democrats. counterpunch.org The Republican Party lost ground in the Congressional and state elections earlier this month, but they continue to triumph in the all-important contests over words. Republicans have been winning the "war over words" for years. First, the hard core political right wingers symbolically claimed the Bible and the American flag, turning them upside down. To More

Robert Hunziker (2018-11-16). Tropical Trump Declares War on Amazonia. zcomm.org Ever since 2016, the outlook for the health of the planet grows worse with every far right election victory…

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-16). The US "Leading From Behind" in Africa Lets Russia "Lead From the Front" globalresearch.ca The Pentagon's decision to downscale its footprint in Africa makes Russia's military efforts there more important than ever. | A Pentagon spokeswoman announced that the US will withdraw hundreds of troops from Africa in the next few years in order to …

RT (2018-11-16). California 'war zone': 63 killed, 600+ missing in raging wildfires (HARROWING VIDEOS). rt.com The deadliest blaze in California's history continues to burn uncontained as firefighters and rescuers find more and more bodies. With 63 victims confirmed so far, the list of those missing has doubled to over 630 persons.

wsws (2018-11-16). Bipartisan panel: US must prepare for "horrendous," "devastating" war with Russia and China. wsws.org A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress has provided the Democrats' rubber stamp to the Trump administration's plans to prepare for war between "great powers."

Bob Wing (2018-11-16). Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction. counterpunch.org This essay provides an overview of the bitterly polarized and consequential political moment in which the United States, along with many other countries, is embroiled in. It also suggests a strategic approach for U.S. progressives and the left to maximize our contribution to defeating the Trump and the far right, and advancing toward racial and More

Adeyinka Makinde (2018-11-16). The Cost of American Militarism and an Absence of Debate. globalresearch.ca A recent report by Brown University's Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs on the cost of America's wars in the aftermath of 9/11 estimates a sum totalling $5.9 Trillion. It is a figure virtually identical to the $6 Trillion …

The Saker (2018-11-16). Thanking Veterans For Their "Service" — But Why? mintpressnews.com Depending on the context, the small word "why" can be totally innocuous or it can be just about the most subversive and even sacrilegious word one can utter. This is probably why I love this word so much: it's ability to unleash tremendous power against all sorts of sacred cows and unchallenged beliefs. So, today I want to ask everybody why so many people feel the need to thank veterans for their "service"? | But first, let's debunk a few myths: | First, let's begin by getting myth #1 out of the way: the notion that US Americans don't like wars. That is totally false. Americans hate losing wars, but if they win t…

Chris Gilbert (2018-11-16). Meeting Comrade Pasang, Nepal's Vice President: Dispatch by a far-flung Bolivarian. mronline.org How can politics be a way of pursuing the same goals once pursued in war? And through what form of politics? The career of Pasang, from revolutionary military commander to Vice President of Nepal, raises a host of questions about the transition from war to politics and the conditions of victory in each sphere. | Source

Brian Terrell (2018-11-16). Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough! counterpunch.org On November 14, the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a resolution that its supporters say would end U.S. participation in the war and famine in Yemen. It is unclear, however, what effect this resolution would have on the ground even if it were passed into law. It imposes no limits on More

Staff (2018-11-16). The Last Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentences. truthdig.com PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. | Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life in prison, the same sentence they are already serving after earlier convictions at a previous trial for crimes against humanity connected with forced transfers and mass disappearances of people. Cambodia has no death penalty. | Both men have suggested they were targets of political persecution. | The verdict read aloud in the courtroom by Judge…

Gershon Baskin (2018-11-16). Encountering Peace: Another round in Gaza. zcomm.org If Israel truly wants a strategic solution for Gaza, it means negotiating the end of the occupation in the West Bank also, allowing Palestine to be a state with two branches and a connection between them…

Global Research News (2018-11-16). Selected Articles: People Fight for Peace. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all …

Alex Darocy (2018-11-16). Community Survival Camp Established at Santa Cruz Post Office. indybay.org In response to the planned closure of the River Street homeless campground, community members in Santa Cruz have established a survival camp at the downtown post office. At 11pm on November 15, nearly two dozen individuals had set up spaces to sleep along the sidewalk in front of the large postal building, which is a landmark downtown. "Please join us for a peaceful night's sleep while celebrating the constitution and supporting the human right to sleep. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a home or not," an event announcement for establishment of the survival camp read. [Top Photo: Individuals sleep at the dow…

RRPTS (2018-11-16). In SF, Activists Along the Political Spectrum Protest Trump's Firing of Sessions. indybay.org On November 8 in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, an estimated 100,000 Americans took to the streets to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's collusion with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential race. In San Francisco a large crowd, from loyal Democratic Party members to participants from groups from the far left, gathered in Civic Center Plaza to be part of the national call to action. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Please credit the photographers. Top photo by Terry Scussel.

stuart_m (2018-11-16). Out-of-control system burns California. greenleft.org.au A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse. | Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control. | The scenes could be the aftermath of a US or Russian bombing raid in the Middle East — bodies littered on the ground, people burned to death in their cars, families devastated with grief at the loss of homes and loved ones. | United States Preside…

pip.hinman (2018-11-16). How Christianity screwed Antiquity. greenleft.org.au The Darkening Age
| By Catherine Nixey
| Pan Macmillan, 2018
| 352 pp, $32.99 | Do you remember the horror in 2015 when ISIS seized the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, killed archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad who had protected its monuments and attacked the 12-metre-high statue of Athena? | It wasn't the first time that statue was attacked by religious fanatics. As Catherine Nixey records, in the 4th Century, Christian zealots attacked Palmyra and pulled the statue down. It lay in ruins until Muslim experts put it back together. | The fundamentalists were formed from Christian monks living in the desert…

Eric Ortiz (2018-11-16). Et Tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda. consortiumnews.com The great lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and helped justify U.S. military interventions in Libya and Syria, argues Ann Garrison. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report During a recent campaign… Read more →

wsws (2018-11-16). Civilian death toll mounts as US escalates offensive in Syria. wsws.org The so-called campaign against ISIS is aimed at carving out a US-controlled zone in eastern Syria and ultimately overthrowing the Damascus government.

South Front (2018-11-16). Video: Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Amid Setbacks in Gaza, Syria. globalresearch.ca Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), the Turkistan Islamic Party, Jaish al-Izza and other so-called "opposition groups" continue to exploit the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone to launch attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. | On …

Staff (2018-11-16). N. Korea Reports Test of 'Ultramodern Tactical Weapon'. truthdig.com Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of the unspecified device, state media says. The development is seen as a bid to pressure the U.S. and South Korea.

Tim Shorrock (2018-11-16). How 'The New York Times' Deceived the Public on North Korea. thenation.com How 'The New York Times' Deceived the Public on North Korea…

Yves Engler (2018-11-16). Public Pressure to Rescind Canada's 15 Billion Dollar Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) Sale to Saudi Arabia, Lobbyists Will Likely Rule. globalresearch.ca Will they cancel the contract or won't they? In order to understand Ottawa's decision making process regarding General Dynamics' massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia one must look closely at industry lobbyists. | While the Trudeau government is under substantial public …

wsws (2018-11-16). US imposes limited sanctions on Saudi officials over Kashoggi's murder. wsws.org The announcement's timing points to the White House seeking to shore up the latest Saudi version of the events, which protects Crown Prince Mohammed.

Middle East Eye (2018-11-16). Meet the 17 Saudis Now Under US Sanctions for Jamal Khashoggi's Killing. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The United States imposed sanctions on 17 citizens of Saudi Arabia it says were involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The individuals were penalised "for serious human rights abuses resulting from their roles" in the killing of the prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 …

ZeroHedge (2018-11-16). "It's Not Enough" — US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com Critics decried much of Congress' newfound targeting of Saudi Arabia as merely displaying symbolic outrage for the sake of PR damage control.

Ann Garrison (2018-11-15). US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains. globalresearch.ca It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government. | It's hardly surprising, given that in ten years' time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It …

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-15). Trump Escalates "New Cold War" with China. President Xi Refuses Washington's Demands. globalresearch.ca Cold war with Russia and China could turning hot. The risk of unthinkable war between nuclear armed states is real. | According to the Washington Post, | "(i)f China wants to avoid an all-out cold war with the United States and its …

RT (2018-11-15). A Fukushima waiting to happen? Huge stockpile of nuclear waste on California fault line threatens US. rt.com Millions of pounds of toxic waste are being buried under the site of a privately owned former nuclear power plant in California. The only problem? Experts warn that it sits on a major fault line — and in a tsunami zone.

Conn Hallinan (2018-11-15). Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control. globalresearch.ca The decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement (INF) appears to be part of a broader strategy aimed at unwinding over 50 years of agreements to control and limit nuclear weapons, returning to an …

wsws (2018-11-15). At least 200 soldiers in German Army neo-Nazi terror network. wsws.org The latest revelations suggest that at least 200 active duty and retired soldiers are involved in a neo-Nazi terror network that planned to assassinate political opponents.

RT (2018-11-15). What's the damage? War on terror price-tag about to top $6 TRILLION, and it's only the beginning. rt.com With the longest war in US history now dragging into its 17th year, Americans are looking at a massive bill. Total costs of the War on Terror now approach $6 trillion, according to a new report — to say nothing of the human costs.

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski (2018-11-15). The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of "Islamic Terrorists" Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski. globalresearch.ca This text was among the first articles published by Global Research in October 15, 2001, in the week following the US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. | According to this 1998 interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the CIA's …

INA (2018-11-15). Billboard Honoring First Responders of Gaza Removed. imemc.org Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites, and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the …

splcenter (2018-11-15). Court rejects neo-Nazi's free speech defense in SPLC case. splcenter.org A federal judge has rejected neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin's attempt to dismiss an SPLC lawsuit seeking to hold him accountable for orchestrating a campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family in Montana.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-15). US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 on War Since 2001: Study. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from Brown University is aiming to provide a close estimate of the overall cost to the US government of its myriad post-9/11 wars and assorted global wars on terror. The estimate is that $5.933 trillion has been spent through fiscal year 2019. This is, of course, vastly higher than official figures, owing to …

Ali Salam (2018-11-15). Adalah Opposes Israel's Death Penalty Bill. imemc.org A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new "Death Penalty for Terrorists" bill. According to a report by Ma'an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of …

Whitney Webb (2018-11-15). US Sanctions On Iran Depriving Country's Cancer Patients Of Essential Treatment. iranian.com Certain especially vulnerable groups, such as Iran's cancer patients, are bearing the brunt of the burden caused by the new U.S.-imposed sanctions, as the cost of the average cancer treatment has now doubled and the supply of crucial medication has dwindled to new, troubling lows. The recent imposition of crippling sanctions against Iran by the […]

RFE (2018-11-15). Iran's Rial Rises Helped By Central Bank Interventions. iranian.com The Iranian currency rial has rebounded in recent days, rising to 120,000 to the U.S. dollar, on the open market midday Thursday, recuperating some of the losses it endured in recent months. The rial, which was trading around 30,000 to the dollar at the beginning of 2018, began a steep decline in March and reached […]

Tony Cartalucci (2018-11-15). Washington's Weak Hand In Syria. iranian.com With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria's largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates — not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed — with Russian and Iranian forces involved indefinitely — the return of additional territory under Damascus' control seems all but […]

Whitney Webb (2018-11-15). Why The Sudden Resignation Of Israel's Defense Minister Is Not A "Victory" For Gaza. iranian.com In the wake of Lieberman's resignation the high probability of a Naftali Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children. A wave of instability now threatens Israel's government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-15). Iran, Turkey Strengthen Trade Relations Despite US Sanctions. iranian.com Iran is seeking to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Turkey during the US sanctions imposed on Tehran which came into force earlier this month. Mohsen Nariman, the managing director of Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone, said that 60 per cent of the companies operating in the zone are foreign companies while 30 per cent of them are Turkish […]

Tony Cartalucci (2018-11-15). Washington's Weak Hand in Syria. globalresearch.ca With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria's largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates – not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed – with Russian and Iranian …

Tasnim News (2018-11-15). South Korea To Resume Iran's Crude Imports From January Onwards. iranian.com South Korea's actual resumption of Iranian oil liftings could come from January onwards as it takes time to make various arrangements, including shipping. According to SPGlobal, South Korea was granted a temporary exemption for crude imports from Iran after agreeing to reduce its purchases "significantly," just as US sanctions against Tehran came into force early […]

Tom Luongo (2018-11-15). Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives. iranian.com It's getting harder and harder for Pompeo and Trump to defend their positions on Israel and Saudi Arabia as their behavior becomes more erratic and shameful. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not a very bright guy. He is, like his boss, a thin-skinned bully with a narrow view of the world focused on US […]

wsws (2018-11-15). Sri Lankan parliament rejects Rajapakse as prime minister. wsws.org The major global powers are monitoring the developing political and constitutional crisis and firing off warning signals.

RT (2018-11-15). Neck on the line: Suspect's mugshot goes viral after sparking pun war. rt.com The Escambia County Sheriff's Office was up to its neck in pun-filled comments after it posted an alarming mugshot of a man whose neck girth has to be seen to be believed.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). Rep. Ro Khanna: By Blocking Yemen Resolution, House GOP Is Abdicating Its Duty to Decide War & Peace. democracynow.org House Republicans have quashed debate on a resolution that aims to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, by sneaking a single line into an unrelated resolution about wolves. The House voted 201 to 187 on the bill Wednesday, approving a provision that blocks the Democrats from forcing a vote on the U.S. role in Yemen under the War Powers Act. For nearly four years the United States has played a key role supporting the Saudi-led invasion, which has devastated Yemen, creating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The U.N. is warning 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine. One new study ha…

wsws (2018-11-15). Trump demands end to Florida recount in new attack on voting rights. wsws.org The president's demand that his favored candidates in Florida be declared the victors, regardless of the actual vote, is an ominous warning.

INA (2018-11-15). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 — 13 November 2018). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 — 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2018. democracynow.org GOP Halts Debate on Ending U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen, Eleven Saudis Indicted in Murder of Journalist Khashoggi, Deadly Wildfires in California Kill At Least 59, Another 300 Missing, Two Prisoner Firefighters Among Those Injured Battling Wildfires, Report: Climate Change Could Intensify Hurricane Rainfall by 30%, Florida Recounts in Question as Multiple Counties Report Issues, NJ Elects First Democratic Korean-American Congressmember, Georgia: Voting Activists Arrested for Holding Balloons, Trump Claims Democratic Voters Put on Disguise to Vote Twice, Trump Threatens Violence Against Anti-Fascist Pro…

Miko Peled (2018-11-15). The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete. mintpressnews.com There is a solid, grassroots leadership in Palestine. From Al-Jalil in the north to the Naqab in the south, and from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, Palestinians on the ground are well aware that the Hamas-Fatah politics have little to do with them.

James Carden (2018-11-15). Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen. thenation.com Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen…

Murtaza Hussain (2018-11-15). Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia. theintercept.com Two decades after a terrible war, Bosnia is confronted with a new generation of nationalist Serbs who want to change the country's borders.

Bob Wing (2018-11-15). Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction. mronline.org This piece provides an overview of the bitterly polarized and consequential political moment in which the United States, along with many other countries, is embroiled in. It also suggests a strategic approach for U.S. progressives and the left to maximize our contribution to defeating the Trump and the far right, and advancing toward racial and […] | Source

Philip Giraldi (2018-11-15). America Has No Peace Movement – Blame the 'White Supremacists'. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of Global Research Readers this incisive article by Philip Giraldi on the absence of an anti-war movement in the US. | The collapse of the anti-war movement occurred in the wake of the invasion of Iraq. …

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-15). House GOP Is Abdicating Its Duty by Blocking Yemen Resolution. truthout.org House Republicans have quashed debate on a resolution that aims to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, by sneaking a single line into an unrelated resolution about wolves. The House voted 201 to 187 on the bill Wednesday, approving a provision that blocks the Democrats from forcing a vote on the US role in Yemen under the War Powers Act. For nearly four years the United States has played a key role supporting the Saudi-led invasion, which has devastated Yemen, creating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The UN is warning 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine. One new study has e…

Special to PeoplesWorld (2018-11-15). Upholding legacy of labor journalism: People's World wins 14 awards. peoplesworld.org "The free press is the ubiquitous, vigilant eye of a people's soul…the embodied culture that transforms material struggles into ideological struggles." — Karl Marx The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Labor Media Awards. ILCA, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. The …

RT (2018-11-15). Symbolic outrage? US senators seek to stop arms sales to Saudis… after killing similar Bahrain bill. rt.com A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. |

RT (2018-11-15). War hawks mourn 'underfunded' US military that could 'lose next war' against Russia or China. rt.com Although Washington spends more on its military than the next ten countries combined, a bipartisan commission now warns that the Pentagon needs even more money if the US is to maintain hegemony against threats by Russia and China.

Fred_F (2018-11-15). Acland Stage 3 mine expansion stumbles at latest legal hurdle. greenleft.org.au The Queensland Land and Environment Court handed down a decision on New Hope's New Acland Coal (NAC) mine expansion on November 7. Proponents say it gives them the green light while opponents say the two-day hearing recommended it be rejected. | The Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) and Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) say the decision effectively recommends Stage 3 of the mine be rejected unless much stronger noise limits are imposed on the p…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-15). Hatewatch Headlines 11/16/2018. splcenter.org GOP's bigotry-appeal strategy mostly failed; Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at musical; Utah senator warns of civil war unless freeways dismantled; and more.

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-15). George W. Bush Accepts Prestigious Liberty Award With Bloody Hands. truthout.org Like a ghastly echo that is old enough to vote, the news is once again thrumming with stories of an election recount in Broward County. Eighteen years ago, a similar recount was disrupted by one of the most indefensible Supreme Court decisions ever made, and the world began its inexorable slide toward the abyss that now confronts us. Because gallows humor is how doom is endured, there is (of course) an internet meme to mark the moment: A photo of an older, grayer Al Gore above a caption that reads, "Florida Recou…

RT (2018-11-15). 'Tougher, smarter & angrier': Trump warns Antifa had better hope the 'other side' doesn't mobilize. rt.com US President Donald Trump had words of warning for 'Antifa' protesters targeting conservatives, saying that they'd be in "big trouble" if opposing groups mobilized to counter them.

RT (2018-11-15). Mueller again? Trump bashes 'disgraceful' Russia probe. rt.com As midterm-bolstered Democrats double down on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged 2016 'Russian collusion', President Donald Trump is lashing out, calling the probe a "disgrace" and "total witch hunt."

ZeroHedge (2018-11-15). NYT Expose Reveals Facebook Push To Label Liberal Critics as Soros Stooges. mintpressnews.com The New York Times has painted a 5,300-word picture of an out-of-control Facebook's desperate and incompetent damage control measures in the wake of multiple scandals. | Based on interviews with over 50 current and former company executives, lawmakers, government officials, lobbyists and congressional staff members — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity — the Times illustrates how Facebook resorted to mercenary tactics when it came to combatting criticism over everything from Russian ad-spending during the 2016 U.S. election, to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to the platform's blind eye to…

John Nichols (2018-11-15). Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen. thenation.com Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen…

Alison Tahmizian Meuse (2018-11-15). General in the Room: Trump Names Abizaid Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate retired general John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, marking the end of a nearly two-year vacancy, the White House said. | As America's longest-serving Central Command chief, Abizaid oversaw the …

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-15). Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers. mintpressnews.com The move is unlikely to satisfy critics as officials in several countries have said it is unlikely Khashoggi could have been killed without the knowledge of the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader.

Middle East Eye (2018-11-15). Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty for Five Khashoggi Murder Suspects. theantimedia.com Saudi public prosecution says five out of 21 defendants have been found guilty of killing Khashoggi — but that Mohammed bin Salman wasn't involved. (MEE) — Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five people convicted of killing prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi media reported on Thursday. According to a press statement read by the …

Richard Galustian (2018-11-15). Libya — A Prime Example of Secularism Versus Extremist Islam. globalresearch.ca For years I and other commentators on MENA developments, have consistently written that Field Marshall Haftar is the only solution for Libya. And yet again the latest ridiculous Italian attempt to broker a solution after dozens of similar conferences took …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-14). COMMENTARY: US Intel Will Bring Assange to US in Chains. consortiumnews.com It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks… Read more →

David Cortright (2018-11-14). The Peace Movement Won the INF Treaty. We Must Fight to Preserve It. thenation.com The Peace Movement Won the INF Treaty. We Must Fight to Preserve It.

Tehran Times (2018-11-14). Qatar May Have Iran Host 2022 World Cup Teams. iranian.com Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four […]

Ali Nejad (2018-11-14). Nasim Pedrad To Star In Netflix Rom-Com 'Desperados'. iranian.com Good news for Nasim Pedrad fans! The Saturday Night Live alum Pedrad, Mudbound star Jason Mitchell and Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks are in talks to star in Netflix's romantic comedy Desperados, as first reported by Collider. Pedrad, who was born on November 18th, 1981 in Tehran, will soon be seen as a new character in Disney's live-action Aladdin movie, playing a neurotic woman who takes her […]

Zero Hedge (2018-11-14). Political Crisis In Israel: Defense Minister Resigns, Slams Netanyahu. iranian.com "If Lieberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve the Knesset" — report senior Israeli government sources following a formal announcement by Lieberman confirming he has quit his post as defense minister. Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post after a dramatic escalation in Gaza since Sunday's controversial Israeli special forces assassination raid on a top Hamas commander, sparking a political […]

Tasnim News (2018-11-14). Turkey Says In Close Cooperation With EU On Iran Sanctions. iranian.com Turkey is in close cooperation with the United States, the European Union and other parties to reduce the negative impact of Washington's sanctions on its relations with Iran, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu was speaking to a parliamentary committee in Ankara on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The US government imposed a new round of sanctions […]

Tehran Times (2018-11-14). Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians. iranian.com Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must take responsibility for his own words by announcing that the U.S. is seeking to starve Iranians through sanctions. The remarks by Zarif came after Pompeo made a sharp attack on Newsweek magazine that published his words to starve the […]

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence. democracynow.org Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000—more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…

Alex Emmons (2018-11-14). Republicans Used a Bill About Wolves to Avoid a Vote on Yemen War. theintercept.com Republicans snuck in language that would block a floor vote on whether Congress should direct President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for the Yemen war.

Ryan Harvey (2018-11-14). Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'. thenation.com Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'

aclu (2018-11-14). The Outgoing Congress Shouldn't Reward Trump With More Homeland Security Funding. aclu.org The Department of Homeland Security is a moral and fiscal disaster. The lame-duck Congress shouldn't reward it with more taxpayer dollars. | Before Dec. 7, Congress will have to make a decision: Will they reward the department responsible for family separation, jailing immigrants, raids on communities of color, and abuses at the border by increasing their budget? Or will they stand up and rein in Trump's detention and deportation force? | The Department of Homeland Security is currently funded by a continuing resolution, a short-term bill that extends its budget from last year. It

Adam Lee (2018-11-14). Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Fired. naacp.org On November 7, 2018, Jefferson "Jeff" Beauregard Sessions III resigned his position as U.S. Attorney General at the request of President Trump. The NAACP had strongly opposed then-Senator Sessions' confirmation to this position in early February, 2017. Going forward, the NAACP strongly urges President Trump to nominate an individual to serve as Attorney General who has […]

2018-11-16: Social Media Postees

The Fascist Creep: How Conspiracy Theories and an Unhinged President Created an Anti-Semitic Terrorist
Joseph Flatley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
The reporter on TV has just detailed his "chilling" encounter with the killer in a Pittsburgh courtroom. I was present in the courtroom as well, and I have no idea what the hell he is talking about. It was the initial court appearance of Robert D. Bowers, the individual who killed 11 and wounded several…
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US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-16
Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder. | …
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In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easier for Israeli courts to issue death sentences against Palestinians accused of carrying out 'terrorist' acts. Netanyahu's decision was…
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The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Julian Assange is an investigative journalist/whistleblower, publishing material supplied by sources believed to be credible, unidentified for their protection. | WikiLeaks is not an intelligence operation. Nor is it connected to Russia or any other country. Claims otherwise are fabricated. | Assange … | The post The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling appeared first on Global Research.
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Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
"A common denominator, in every single nuclear accident … is that before the specialists even know what has happened, they rush to the media saying, 'There's no danger to the public.' They do this before they themselves know what has happened…" — Jacque Cousteau The Woolsey fire in California began Nov. 8 near the Santa Susana…
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Nuclear Weapons are a Nightmare Made in America
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
What transforms American elections from participatory politics into farce is the exclusion of crucial issues. Environmental crisis, the threat of nuclear annihilation and the wildly skewed distribution of political and economic power will affect how people live in coming years, regardless of how effectively they are excluded from electoral consideration. Each of these are historical…
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As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-11-16
The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism. | The post As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom appeared first on The Intercept.
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In The Middle East, The 'West' Has Been A Curse
Jeremy Salt | iranian.com | 2018-11-16
After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, many are asking 'But what about Yemen?' Yes, indeed, what about Yemen, but what about Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Somalia? What about Egypt in 1956, what about Iran in 1953 and what about Palestine from 1917 to the present day? There is a string of 'what abouts?' going […] | The post In The Middle East, The 'West' Has Been A Curse appeared first on The Iranian.
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California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site
John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis | indybay.org | 2018-11-16
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: "Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab's] 2,850-acre facility."
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Money, Silver, Gold and Cars: ISIS Fighters Received "Bonuses" for Using Chemical Weapons — Report
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Official ISIS documents, which have been obtained by the Russian RT TV, reveal that the terrorist group has financially motivated its fighters conducting attacks with chemical weapons. | According to the documents, many ISIS fighters received gold, silver and even … | The post Money, Silver, Gold and Cars: ISIS Fighters Received "Bonuses" for Using Chemical Weapons — Report…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
Workers at Amazon logistic centers are threatening a series of holiday strikes while Iranian teachers, truck drivers and sugar workers conduct work stoppages.
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Iranian Students Claim First Place At 12th International Olympiad Astronomy & Astrophysics Event
Mehr News | iranian.com | 2018-11-16
Nine Iranian students, Hoda Pourgholami, Amirali Ekhteraei, Amirpouya Moeini, Navid Akbari, Alireza Mohammadian, Ali Younesi, Kian Bakhtari, Mohammad Sadra Heidari, and Mohammad Shojaeian had been sent to the event, divided into two teams. The first team collected five gold medals and took home the title while the second team pocketed one gold and three silvers. […] | The post Iranian Students Claim First Place At 12th International Olympiad Astronomy & Astrophysics Even…
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Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction
Bob Wing | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
This essay provides an overview of the bitterly polarized and consequential political moment in which the United States, along with many other countries, is embroiled in. It also suggests a strategic approach for U.S. progressives and the left to maximize our contribution to defeating the Trump and the far right, and advancing toward racial and…
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Thanking Veterans For Their "Service" — But Why?
The Saker | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-16
Depending on the context, the small word "why" can be totally innocuous or it can be just about the most subversive and even sacrilegious word one can utter. This is probably why I love this word so much: it's ability to unleash tremendous power against all sorts of sacred cows and unchallenged beliefs. So, today I want to ask everybody why so many people feel the need to thank veterans for their "service"? | But first, let's debunk a few myths: | First, let's begin by getting myth #1 out of the way: the notion that US Americans don't like wars. That is totally false. Americans hate losing wars, but if they win t…
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Meeting Comrade Pasang, Nepal's Vice President: Dispatch by a far-flung Bolivarian
Chris Gilbert | mronline.org | 2018-11-16
How can politics be a way of pursuing the same goals once pursued in war? And through what form of politics? The career of Pasang, from revolutionary military commander to Vice President of Nepal, raises a host of questions about the transition from war to politics and the conditions of victory in each sphere. | Source…
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The Last Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentences
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-16
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. | Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life in prison, the same sentence they are already serving after earlier convictions at a previous trial for crimes against humanity connected with forced transfers and mass disappearances of people. Cambodia has no death penalty. | Both men have suggested they were targets of political persecution. | The verdict read aloud in the courtroom by Judge…
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The Cost of American Militarism and an Absence of Debate
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
A recent report by Brown University's Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs on the cost of America's wars in the aftermath of 9/11 estimates a sum totalling $5.9 Trillion. It is a figure virtually identical to the $6 Trillion … | The post The Cost of American Militarism and an Absence of Debate appeared first on Global Research.
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Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough!
Brian Terrell | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
On November 14, the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a resolution that its supporters say would end U.S. participation in the war and famine in Yemen. It is unclear, however, what effect this resolution would have on the ground even if it were passed into law. It imposes no limits on…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/endi…

Noam Chomsky Warns of the Rise of 'Judeo-Nazi Tendencies' in Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-16
(MEMO) — Prominent Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky has raised concerns over what he believes is the rise of "Judeo-Nazi tendencies" in Israel. Speaking to i24NEWS last week, the renowned political dissident, linguist and scholar repeated warnings given by Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an Israeli public intellectual, biochemist and polymath, concerning the dehumanising effect of Israel's brutal occupation of Palestine on the …

Noam Chomsky Warns of the Rise of ‘Judeo-Nazi Tendencies’ in Israel

Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Missile and Bombing Attacks on Civilian Buildings
IMEMC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
New Israeli Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. | 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded, including … | The post Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Missile and Bombing Attacks on Civilian Buildings appeared first on Global Research
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Tropical Trump Declares War on Amazonia
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2018-11-16
Ever since 2016, the outlook for the health of the planet grows worse with every far right election victory…
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The War Over Words: Republicans Easily Defeat the Democrats
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
The Republican Party lost ground in the Congressional and state elections earlier this month, but they continue to triumph in the all-important contests over words. Republicans have been winning the "war over words" for years. First, the hard core political right wingers symbolically claimed the Bible and the American flag, turning them upside down. To…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/the-…

Bipartisan panel: US must prepare for "horrendous," "devastating" war with Russia and China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress has provided the Democrats' rubber stamp to the Trump administration's plans to prepare for war between "great powers."
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Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Official Audit
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-16
(ANTIWAR.COM) — After generations of being a black hole down which money goes, never to return, a team of 1,200 auditors tried to give the Pentagon its first ever comprehensive audit, just to see where all that money went. Unsurprisingly, it went poorly, and was declared a failure. How bad the failure was is something of a mystery …

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Official Audit

California 'war zone': 63 killed, 600+ missing in raging wildfires (HARROWING VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-16
The deadliest blaze in California's history continues to burn uncontained as firefighters and rescuers find more and more bodies. With 63 victims confirmed so far, the list of those missing has doubled to over 630 persons. | …
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A Tale of Two Marines
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
These two young men may have an infinite number of things in common, but the actions they took this week do not. One used a pro-war ceremony at a professional basketball game to reject the celebration of militarism, and to protest war-profiteering advertising in sports. One became the latest "mass shooter" — which I put in quotation marks only…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/a-ta…

Encountering Peace: Another round in Gaza
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2018-11-16
If Israel truly wants a strategic solution for Gaza, it means negotiating the end of the occupation in the West Bank also, allowing Palestine to be a state with two branches and a connection between them…
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Community Survival Camp Established at Santa Cruz Post Office
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2018-11-16
In response to the planned closure of the River Street homeless campground, community members in Santa Cruz have established a survival camp at the downtown post office. At 11pm on November 15, nearly two dozen individuals had set up spaces to sleep along the sidewalk in front of the large postal building, which is a landmark downtown. "Please join us for a peaceful night's sleep while celebrating the constitution and supporting the human right to sleep. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a home or not," an event announcement for establishment of the survival camp read. [Top Photo: Individuals sleep at the dow…
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Selected Articles: People Fight for Peace
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all … | The post Selected Articles: People Fight for Peace appeared first on Global Research.
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The US "Leading From Behind" in Africa Lets Russia "Lead From the Front"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
The Pentagon's decision to downscale its footprint in Africa makes Russia's military efforts there more important than ever. | A Pentagon spokeswoman announced that the US will withdraw hundreds of troops from Africa in the next few years in order to … | The post The US…
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In SF, Activists Along the Political Spectrum Protest Trump's Firing of Sessions
RRPTS | indybay.org | 2018-11-16
On November 8 in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, an estimated 100,000 Americans took to the streets to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's collusion with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential race. In San Francisco a large crowd, from loyal Democratic Party members to participants from groups from the far left, gathered in Civic Center Plaza to be part of the national call to action. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Please credit the photographers. Top photo by Terry Scussel.
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Out-of-control system burns California
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-16
A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse. | Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control. | The scenes could be the aftermath of a US or Russian bombing raid in the Middle East — bodies littered on the ground, people burned to death in their cars, families devastated with grief at the loss of homes and loved ones. | United States Preside…
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Video: Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Amid Setbacks in Gaza, Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), the Turkistan Islamic Party, Jaish al-Izza and other so-called "opposition groups" continue to exploit the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone to launch attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. | On … | The post Video: Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Amid Setbacks in Gaza, Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Et Tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-16
The great lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and helped justify U.S. military interventions in Libya and Syria, argues Ann Garrison. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report During a recent campaign… Read more ?…
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How Christianity screwed Antiquity
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-16
The Darkening Age | By Catherine Nixey | Pan Macmillan, 2018 | 352 pp, $32.99 | Do you remember the horror in 2015 when ISIS seized the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, killed archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad who had protected its monuments and attacked the 12-metre-high statue of Athena? | It wasn't the first time that statue was attacked by religious fanatics. As Catherine Nixey records, in the 4th Century, Christian zealots attacked Palmyra and pulled the statue down. It lay in ruins until Muslim experts put it back together. | The fundamentalists were formed from Christian monks living in the desert…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-christianity-screwed-antiquity

Civilian death toll mounts as US escalates offensive in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
The so-called campaign against ISIS is aimed at carving out a US-controlled zone in eastern Syria and ultimately overthrowing the Damascus government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

N. Korea Reports Test of 'Ultramodern Tactical Weapon'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-16
Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of the unspecified device, state media says. The development is seen as a bid to pressure the U.S. and South Korea. | The post N. Korea Reports Test of 'Ultramodern Tactical Weapon' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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How 'The New York Times' Deceived the Public on North Korea
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2018-11-16
How 'The New York Times' Deceived the Public on North Korea…
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Meet the 17 Saudis Now Under US Sanctions for Jamal Khashoggi's Killing
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-16
(MEE) — The United States imposed sanctions on 17 citizens of Saudi Arabia it says were involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The individuals were penalised "for serious human rights abuses resulting from their roles" in the killing of the prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 …

Meet the 17 Saudis Now Under US Sanctions for Jamal Khashoggi's Killing

Public Pressure to Rescind Canada's 15 Billion Dollar Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) Sale to Saudi Arabia, Lobbyists Will Likely Rule
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Will they cancel the contract or won't they? In order to understand Ottawa's decision making process regarding General Dynamics' massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia one must look closely at industry lobbyists. | While the Trudeau government is under substantial public … | The post Public Pressure to Rescind Canada's 15 Billion Dollar Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) Sale to Saudi Arabia, Lobbyists Will Likely Rule appeared first on
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US imposes limited sanctions on Saudi officials over Kashoggi's murder
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
The announcement's timing points to the White House seeking to shore up the latest Saudi version of the events, which protects Crown Prince Mohammed.
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"It's Not Enough" — US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-16
Critics decried much of Congress' newfound targeting of Saudi Arabia as merely displaying symbolic outrage for the sake of PR damage control. | The post "It's Not Enough" — US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia appeared first on MintPress News.
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US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government. | It's hardly surprising, given that in ten years' time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It … | The post US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains appeared first on Global Research.
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A Fukushima waiting to happen? Huge stockpile of nuclear waste on California fault line threatens US
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
Millions of pounds of toxic waste are being buried under the site of a privately owned former nuclear power plant in California. The only problem? Experts warn that it sits on a major fault line — and in a tsunami zone. | …
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Trump Escalates "New Cold War" with China. President Xi Refuses Washington's Demands
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
Cold war with Russia and China could turning hot. The risk of unthinkable war between nuclear armed states is real. | According to the Washington Post, | "(i)f China wants to avoid an all-out cold war with the United States and its | … | The post Trump Escalates "New Cold War" with China. President Xi Refuses Washington's Demands appeared first on Global Research.
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Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control
Conn Hallinan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
The decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement (INF) appears to be part of a broader strategy aimed at unwinding over 50 years of agreements to control and limit nuclear weapons, returning to an … | The post Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control appeared first on Global Research…
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At least 200 soldiers in German Army neo-Nazi terror network
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-15
The latest revelations suggest that at least 200 active duty and retired soldiers are involved in a neo-Nazi terror network that planned to assassinate political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

What's the damage? War on terror price-tag about to top $6 TRILLION, and it's only the beginning
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
With the longest war in US history now dragging into its 17th year, Americans are looking at a massive bill. Total costs of the War on Terror now approach $6 trillion, according to a new report — to say nothing of the human costs. | …
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Court rejects neo-Nazi's free speech defense in SPLC case
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-11-15
A federal judge has rejected neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin's attempt to dismiss an SPLC lawsuit seeking to hold him accountable for orchestrating a campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family in Montana.
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The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of "Islamic Terrorists" Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
This text was among the first articles published by Global Research in October 15, 2001, in the week following the US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. | According to this 1998 interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the CIA's … | The post The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of "Islamic Terrorists" Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski appeared first on Global Research.
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Adalah Opposes Israel's Death Penalty Bill
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2018-11-15
A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new "Death Penalty for Terrorists" bill. According to a report by Ma'an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of …

Adalah Opposes Israel's Death Penalty Bill

US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 on War Since 2001: Study
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-15
(ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from Brown University is aiming to provide a close estimate of the overall cost to the US government of its myriad post-9/11 wars and assorted global wars on terror. The estimate is that $5.933 trillion has been spent through fiscal year 2019. This is, of course, vastly higher than official figures, owing to …

US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 on War Since 2001: Study

Billboard Honoring First Responders of Gaza Removed
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-15
Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites, and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the …

Billboard Honoring First Responders of Gaza Removed

South Korea To Resume Iran's Crude Imports From January Onwards
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
South Korea's actual resumption of Iranian oil liftings could come from January onwards as it takes time to make various arrangements, including shipping. According to SPGlobal, South Korea was granted a temporary exemption for crude imports from Iran after agreeing to reduce its purchases "significantly," just as US sanctions against Tehran came into force early […] | The post South Korea To Resume Iran's Crude Imports From January Onwards appeared first on The Iranian
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Iran, Turkey Strengthen Trade Relations Despite US Sanctions
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
Iran is seeking to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Turkey during the US sanctions imposed on Tehran which came into force earlier this month. Mohsen Nariman, the managing director of Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone, said that 60 per cent of the companies operating in the zone are foreign companies while 30 per cent of them are Turkish […] | The post Iran, Turkey Strengthen Trade Relations Despite US Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran's Rial Rises Helped By Central Bank Interventions
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
The Iranian currency rial has rebounded in recent days, rising to 120,000 to the U.S. dollar, on the open market midday Thursday, recuperating some of the losses it endured in recent months. The rial, which was trading around 30,000 to the dollar at the beginning of 2018, began a steep decline in March and reached […] | The post Iran's Rial Rises Helped By Central Bank Interventions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Why The Sudden Resignation Of Israel's Defense Minister Is Not A "Victory" For Gaza
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
In the wake of Lieberman's resignation the high probability of a Naftali Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children. A wave of instability now threatens Israel's government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman […] | The post Why The Sudden Resignation Of Israel's Defense Minister Is Not A "Victory" For Gaza appeared first…
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Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
It's getting harder and harder for Pompeo and Trump to defend their positions on Israel and Saudi Arabia as their behavior becomes more erratic and shameful. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not a very bright guy. He is, like his boss, a thin-skinned bully with a narrow view of the world focused on US […] | The post Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives appeared first on The Iranian.
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Washington's Weak Hand In Syria
Tony Cartalucci | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria's largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates — not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed — with Russian and Iranian forces involved indefinitely — the return of additional territory under Damascus' control seems all but […] | The post Washington's Weak Hand In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
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Washington's Weak Hand in Syria
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria's largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates – not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed – with Russian and Iranian … | The post Washington's Weak Hand in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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US Sanctions On Iran Depriving Country's Cancer Patients Of Essential Treatment
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
Certain especially vulnerable groups, such as Iran's cancer patients, are bearing the brunt of the burden caused by the new U.S.-imposed sanctions, as the cost of the average cancer treatment has now doubled and the supply of crucial medication has dwindled to new, troubling lows. The recent imposition of crippling sanctions against Iran by the […] | The post US Sanctions On Iran Depriving Country's Cancer Patients Of Essential Treatment appeared first on The Iranian.
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'Tougher, smarter & angrier': Trump warns Antifa had better hope the 'other side' doesn't mobilize
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
US President Donald Trump had words of warning for 'Antifa' protesters targeting conservatives, saying that they'd be in "big trouble" if opposing groups mobilized to counter them. | …
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America Has No Peace Movement – Blame the 'White Supremacists'
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
We bring to the attention of Global Research Readers this incisive article by Philip Giraldi on the absence of an anti-war movement in the US. | The collapse of the anti-war movement occurred in the wake of the invasion of Iraq. … | The post America Has No Peace Movement – Blame the 'White Supremacists' appeared first on Global Research.
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Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2018-11-15
Two decades after a terrible war, Bosnia is confronted with a new generation of nationalist Serbs who want to change the country's borders. | The post Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia appeared first on The Intercept.
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Hatewatch Headlines 11/16/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-15
GOP's bigotry-appeal strategy mostly failed; Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at musical; Utah senator warns of civil war unless freeways dismantled; and…
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Upholding legacy of labor journalism: People's World wins 14 awards
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-15
"The free press is the ubiquitous, vigilant eye of a people's soul…the embodied culture that transforms material struggles into ideological struggles." — Karl Marx The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Labor Media Awards. ILCA, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. The …
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The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-15
There is a solid, grassroots leadership in Palestine. From Al-Jalil in the north to the Naqab in the south, and from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, Palestinians on the ground are well aware that the Hamas-Fatah politics have little to do with them. | The post The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete appeared first on MintPress News.
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House GOP Is Abdicating Its Duty by Blocking Yemen Resolution
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-15
House Republicans have quashed debate on a resolution that aims to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, by sneaking a single line into an unrelated resolution about wolves. The House voted 201 to 187 on the bill Wednesday, approving a provision that blocks the Democrats from forcing a vote on the US role in Yemen under the War Powers Act. For nearly four years the United States has played a key role supporting the Saudi-led invasion, which has devastated Yemen, creating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The UN is warning 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine. One new study has e…
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Sri Lankan parliament rejects Rajapakse as prime minister
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-15
The major global powers are monitoring the developing political and constitutional crisis and firing off warning signals.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Rep. Ro Khanna: By Blocking Yemen Resolution, House GOP Is Abdicating Its Duty to Decide War & Peace
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-15
House Republicans have quashed debate on a resolution that aims to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, by sneaking a single line into an unrelated resolution about wolves. The House voted 201 to 187 on the bill Wednesday, approving a provision that blocks the Democrats from forcing a vote on the U.S. role in Yemen under the War Powers Act. For nearly four years the United States has played a key role supporting the Saudi-led invasion, which has devastated Yemen, creating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The U.N. is warning 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine. One new study ha…
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Symbolic outrage? US senators seek to stop arms sales to Saudis… after killing similar Bahrain bill
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. | …
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Neck on the line: Suspect's mugshot goes viral after sparking pun war
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office was up to its neck in pun-filled comments after it posted an alarming mugshot of a man whose neck girth has to be seen to be believed. | …
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Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction
Bob Wing | mronline.org | 2018-11-15
This piece provides an overview of the bitterly polarized and consequential political moment in which the United States, along with many other countries, is embroiled in. It also suggests a strategic approach for U.S. progressives and the left to maximize our contribution to defeating the Trump and the far right, and advancing toward racial and […] | Source…
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 — 13 November 2018)
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-15
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 — 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups.

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

War hawks mourn 'underfunded' US military that could 'lose next war' against Russia or China
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
Although Washington spends more on its military than the next ten countries combined, a bipartisan commission now warns that the Pentagon needs even more money if the US is to maintain hegemony against threats by Russia and China. | …
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George W. Bush Accepts Prestigious Liberty Award With Bloody Hands
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-15
Like a ghastly echo that is old enough to vote, the news is once again thrumming with stories of an election recount in Broward County. Eighteen years ago, a similar recount was disrupted by one of the most indefensible Supreme Court decisions ever made, and the world began its inexorable slide toward the abyss that now confronts us. Because gallows humor is how doom is endured, there is (of course) an internet meme to mark the moment: A photo of an older, grayer Al Gore above a caption that reads, "Florida Recou…
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Trump demands end to Florida recount in new attack on voting rights
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-15
The president's demand that his favored candidates in Florida be declared the victors, regardless of the actual vote, is an ominous warning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-11-15
Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen…
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NYT Expose Reveals Facebook Push To Label Liberal Critics as Soros Stooges
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-15
The New York Times has painted a 5,300-word picture of an out-of-control Facebook's desperate and incompetent damage control measures in the wake of multiple scandals. | Based on interviews with over 50 current and former company executives, lawmakers, government officials, lobbyists and congressional staff members — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity — the Times illustrates how Facebook resorted to mercenary tactics when it came to combatting criticism over everything from Russian ad-spending during the 2016 U.S. election, to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to the platform's blind eye to…
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Mueller again? Trump bashes 'disgraceful' Russia probe
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
As midterm-bolstered Democrats double down on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged 2016 'Russian collusion', President Donald Trump is lashing out, calling the probe a "disgrace" and "total witch hunt." | …
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General in the Room: Trump Names Abizaid Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Alison Tahmizian Meuse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate retired general John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, marking the end of a nearly two-year vacancy, the White House said. | As America's longest-serving Central Command chief, Abizaid oversaw the … | The post General in the Room: Trump Names Abizaid Ambassador to Saudi Arabia appeared first on Global Research.
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Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-15
Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen…
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Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty for Five Khashoggi Murder Suspects
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-15
Saudi public prosecution says five out of 21 defendants have been found guilty of killing Khashoggi — but that Mohammed bin Salman wasn't involved. (MEE) — Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five people convicted of killing prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi media reported on Thursday. According to a press statement read by the …

Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty for Five Khashoggi Murder Suspects

Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-15
The move is unlikely to satisfy critics as officials in several countries have said it is unlikely Khashoggi could have been killed without the knowledge of the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader. | The post Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers appeared first on MintPress News.
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Libya — A Prime Example of Secularism Versus Extremist Islam
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
For years I and other commentators on MENA developments, have consistently written that Field Marshall Haftar is the only solution for Libya. And yet again the latest ridiculous Italian attempt to broker a solution after dozens of similar conferences took … | The post Libya — A Prime Example of Secularism Versus Extremist Islam appeared first on Global Research.
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COMMENTARY: US Intel Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-14
It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks… Read more ?…
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The Peace Movement Won the INF Treaty. We Must Fight to Preserve It
David Cortright | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
The Peace Movement Won the INF Treaty. We Must Fight to Preserve It.
thenation.com/article/nuclear-ar…

Political Crisis In Israel: Defense Minister Resigns, Slams Netanyahu
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-11-14
"If Lieberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve the Knesset" — report senior Israeli government sources following a formal announcement by Lieberman confirming he has quit his post as defense minister. Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post after a dramatic escalation in Gaza since Sunday's controversial Israeli special forces assassination raid on a top Hamas commander, sparking a political […] | The post Political Crisis In Israel: Defense Minister Resigns, Slams Netanyahu a…
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Qatar May Have Iran Host 2022 World Cup Teams
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-14
Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four […] | The post Qatar May Have Iran Host 2022 World Cup Teams appeared first on The Iranian.
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Turkey Says In Close Cooperation With EU On Iran Sanctions
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-11-14
Turkey is in close cooperation with the United States, the European Union and other parties to reduce the negative impact of Washington's sanctions on its relations with Iran, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu was speaking to a parliamentary committee in Ankara on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The US government imposed a new round of sanctions […] | The post Turkey Says In Close Cooperation With EU On Iran Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-14
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must take responsibility for his own words by announcing that the U.S. is seeking to starve Iranians through sanctions. The remarks by Zarif came after Pompeo made a sharp attack on Newsweek magazine that published his words to starve the […] | The post Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians appeared first on The Iranian.
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Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes
Madeleine Wattenbarger | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes…
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Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'
Ryan Harvey | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'…
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Republicans Used a Bill About Wolves to Avoid a Vote on Yemen War
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-14
Republicans snuck in language that would block a floor vote on whether Congress should direct President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for the Yemen war. | The post Republicans Used a Bill About Wolves to Avoid a Vote on Yemen War appeared first on The Intercept.
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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Long Record of Justifying Police Misconduct and Shootings
Andrew Fan | theintercept.com | 2018-11-14
Chicago detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head late on a warm night in March 2012. Servin was an off-duty detective, a 20-year Chicago police veteran who lived on the block of the shooting, just off Douglas Park on the city's West Side. Boyd was a 22-year-old African-American woman hanging out in the park with some friends. She was unarmed. | As police converged on the scene, Servin told his fellow officers that he had asked Boyd and her friends to quiet down as he drove out of the alley next to his house. According to Servin, a man in the group, Antonio Cross, responded by pointing a gun…
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Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000–more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Fired
Adam Lee | naacp.org | 2018-11-14
On November 7, 2018, Jefferson "Jeff" Beauregard Sessions III resigned his position as U.S. Attorney General at the request of President Trump. The NAACP had strongly opposed then-Senator Sessions' confirmation to this position in early February, 2017. Going forward, the NAACP strongly urges President Trump to nominate an individual to serve as Attorney General who has […] | The post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Fired appeared first on NAACP.
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America's Absence in Istanbul: A Sign of Decline, Not Surrender
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-14
Team Trump missed the summit on Syria. In that, Patrick Lawrence sees another sign of Washington's failure to accept its loss of diplomatic primacy. Lost in the Memory Palace: US Leads, But No One Follows By Patrick Lawrence Special to… Read more ?…
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Clapper's Credibility Collapses
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-14
Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence. Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But Still Escapes Justice By… Read more ?…
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Peace activists mark centenary of Armistice Day
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-13
The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, November 11, was commemorated in Sydney with a series of events highlighting the struggles of the peace movement over the past century. | Armistice Day marks the date of the ceasefire between the opposing imperialist powers that officially ended World War I. | Armistice Day 2018 was marked with a community remembrance ceremony at the entrance to the Addison Road Community Centre (ARCC), with the presentation of 20 new plaques celebrating the achievements of noted campaigners for peace over the years. Recipients included anti-war and anti-nuclear campaigner John Hallam, lawy…
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