Daily Archives: December 5, 2018

2018-12-05: News Headlines

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-05). Hatewatch Headlines 12/5/2018. splcenter.org Facebook lets users post about killing immigrants; Is ICE targeting activists? Tomi Lahren warns about 'caravan of diseases'; and more.

Chris Floyd (2018-12-05). Criminal History: BCCI, the Bushes … and Mueller. counterpunch.org As the newly dead George Herbert Walker Bush luxuriates in the accolades of America's bipartisan political/media establishment, I thought it meet to look again at the article below, which I wrote in 2006, detailing one of the great glories of his great and glorious reign: the thwarting of the investigation into BCCI, "one of the More

Chris Floyd (2018-12-05). Criminal History: BCCI, the Bushes … and Mueller. counterpunch.org As the newly dead George Herbert Walker Bush luxuriates in the accolades of America's bipartisan political/media establishment, I thought to look again at the article below, which I wrote in 2006, detailing one of the great glories of his great and glorious reign: the thwarting of the investigation into BCCI, "one of the largest criminal More

STAFF (2018-12-05). Mueller Urges That Flynn Receive No Prison Time. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial." | The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn's assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. But the filing's lengthy redactions also underscore how much M…

Eds. (2018-12-05). The ignored legacy of George H.W. Bush: war crimes, racism, and obstruction of justice. mronline.org THE TRIBUTES TO former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday aged 94, have been pouring in from all sides of the political spectrum. | Source

Mark Taliano (2018-12-05). "Global Order" Equals the "New Fascism" globalresearch.ca The current "neoliberal" bailed-out "free market" diseconomy, imposed globally by military war crimes, erases nation-state sovereignty and self-determination in favour of supranational totalitarian predation. | Freedom of thought and expression are erased beneath the amorphous predation of this neo-con "global order". …

STAFF (2018-12-05). Trump's Wrong About Illegal Immigration Costs: Report. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading numbers about the cost of illegal immigration. | As he tries to pressure Democrats to fund his long-promised southern border wall, Trump is claiming the country loses $250 billion a year on illegal immigration. But it remained unclear Tuesday where Trump had found that number, which is dramatically higher than previous estimates. | A look at his claim: | TRUMP: "Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. T…

Louisa Willcox (2018-12-05). Manifest Destiny and the Land Ethic: On Aldo Leopold, Escudilla and the Big White Bear. counterpunch.org Escudilla was once more than just a mountain. To Aldo Leopold, writing in Sand County Almanac, the massif in Arizona's White Mountains was defined by the grizzly bear, "the outstanding achievement of… the pageant of evolution." Leopold tells the tragic tale of how Old Bigfoot, one of the last grizzly bears in Arizona, was killed on Escudilla: "The government trapper who took the grizzly knew he had made Escudilla safe for cows. He did not know he had toppled the spire off an edifice a-building since the morning stars sang together… Escudilla still hangs on the horizon, but when you see it you no longer think…

Jo-Shing Yang (2018-12-05). The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water. globalresearch.ca Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water.

teleSUR (2018-12-05). Colombian Senator Denounces Murders of Social Leaders. telesurenglish.net Murders and threats against social leaders and human rights defenders, especially in the rural areas of Colombia, have increased despite the peace agreement signed two years ago.

David Swanson (2018-12-05). Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal. counterpunch.org While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending to create the epidemic through the U.S.-Saudi More

Dean Baker (2018-12-05). Pausing at the Fed. counterpunch.org My friend, Jared Bernstein, laid out the case for a pause in the Fed's interest rate hikes at its meeting this month. I agree with pretty much everything Jared said, but want to push one point a bit further. Jared raises the argument made by the more hawkish types that we have well-anchored inflationary expectations More

Manlio Dinucci (2018-12-05). VIDEO: Por trás do ataque USA aos smartphones chineses. globalresearch.ca Depois de ter imposto pesadas tarifas aduaneiras ‚Äã‚Äãsobre as mercadorias chinesas atingindo 250 biliàµes de dólares, o Presidente Trump no G-20, aceitou uma "trégua", adiando outras medidas imediatas, sobretudo, porque a economia USA está a ser atingida pela retaliaàßà£o chinesa. …

Jonathan Cook (2018-12-05). Israel's New War of Attrition on Jerusalem's Palestinians. counterpunch.org Israel has never hidden its ambition to seize control of East Jerusalem, Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967 and then annexed, as a way of preventing a viable Palestinian state from emerging. Israel immediately began building an arc of Jewish settlements on Jerusalem's eastern flank to seal off its Palestinian residents from their political hinterland, the West Bank. More

Dispatches from the Edge (2018-12-05). Iran: A Rumor of War. Such an Attack would be a "Leap into Darkness" globalresearch.ca Want another thing to keep you up at night? | Consider a conversation between long-time Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration's policy toward Iran. …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2018-12-05). The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush's Love Affair with Fascism. globalresearch.ca I was involved in pro-peace, anti-war, anti-US Imperialism efforts during the most hideous years of the Reagan/Bush administrations (from 1980 — 1992) that resulted in the deaths and sufferings of millions of innocent people in virtually every South and Central …

Ted Rall (2018-12-05). The Amazing GWHB Hagiography. counterpunch.org Even by the recent can't-believe-your-eyes-and-ears standards of American elitist hagiography this week's over-the-top-of-the-top praise of George H.W. Bush was astonishing. What separated Bush41apalooza from such previous pseudo-griefathons as those for Ronald Reagan and John McCain was that there was so little to work with. Not that it stopped the media. I knew this was an More

Edward Curtin (2018-12-05). Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo. "The Drastic Conditions of Our World Today" globalresearch.ca "Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous. The desolation lies there, not in …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-12-05). Video: Behind the US Attack on Chinese Smartphones. globalresearch.ca After having imposed heavy taxes on Chinese merchandise — 250 billion dollars — President Trump, at the G-20, accepted a "truce" by postponing further measures, mainly because the US economy has been struck by Chinese retaliation. | But apart from these …

Juan Cole (2018-12-05). Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing. mintpressnews.com Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. | Haspel gave her presentation to only 8, arbitrarily chosen senators. They included outgoing Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and the senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), b…

teleSUR (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro in Russia to Meet Vladimir Putin. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday he was leaving for Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-05). Israel Expropriates Almost 70 Acres of Catholic Church Property. globalresearch.ca Israel's occupation authorities expropriated almost 70 acres of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank on Tuesday, Shehab news agency has reported. The land is owned by the Roman Catholic Church — the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem — …

Firas Samuri (2018-12-05). On the Way to A Libyan Settlement? Khalifa Haftar and Fayez M. Al-Sarraj "Closed Meeting" on "The Sidelines" globalresearch.ca Another meeting on the Libyan settlement was held in Palermo, southern Italy, November 12-13. The leaders of the warring factions, EU and UN representatives, as well as the parties concerned, took part in the summit. | After two days of intense …

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers (2018-12-05). Climate Crisis Made Worse. counterpunch.org Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas production. He said, "American energy production . . .went up every year I was president. And . . . suddenly America's like the biggest oil More

Manlio Dinucci (2018-12-05). VIDEO: Dietro l'attacco USA agli smartphone cinesi. globalresearch.ca Dopo aver imposto pesanti dazi su merci cinesi per 250 miliardi di dollari, il presidente Trump al G-20 ha accettato una ´tregua ª posticipando ulteriori misure, soprattutto perché l'economia USA è colpita dalla ritorsione cinese. Ma oltre alle ragioni commerciali ci …

Kenneth Surin (2018-12-05). Newcastle, Australia: a Place of Contradictions. counterpunch.org I'm in Newcastle, a coastal port 117kms/73 miles north of Sydney, to participate in a conference on Chinese Marxism, organized by the University of Newcastle and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Newcastle is a place of contradictions. As Australia's leading port for the export of coal, Newcastle was at the forefront of the country's More

Mason D. Steiner (2018-12-05). What's Been Learned From The First World War? counterpunch.org I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -Albert Einstein Today marks the anniversary of the First World War closing. A war so horrible, that it's horrors still haunt a contemporary world. It was truly an era for the More

Harry Glasbeek (2018-12-05). History of Labour Rights in Canada: Big and Small Lies We Accept. globalresearch.ca In 1979, Canada's postal union (CUPW) bargained and bargained with the employer. Eventually, having exhausted all possibilities, it made the decision, supported by a huge majority of its voting members, that its members would no longer provide their services on …

Alfred W. McCoy (2018-12-05). Five Academics Who Unleashed the "Demon" of Geopolitical Power. counterpunch.org As Washington's leadership fades more quickly than anyone could have imagined and a new global order struggles to take shape, a generation of leaders has crowded onto the world stage with their own bold geopolitical visions for winning international influence. Xi Xinping has launched his trillion-dollar "Belt and Road Initiative" to dominate Eurasia and thereby More

Whitney Webb (2018-12-05). "Persian Gulf of Tonkin" Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran? mintpressnews.com With the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident as historical precedent, there's a real possibility that the U.S. government could stage an incident in the Persian Gulf that would allow the Trump administration to push for military intervention in the Persian Gulf targeting Iran.

Philip A Farruggio (2018-12-05). "War Whores" Revisited. Flashback to Media Coverage of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. globalresearch.ca Isn't Amerika great? I mean, look at the world of (so called) television journalism. The more these characters 'lay down' for the masters of empire, the more they get compensated. | Let's look at what transpired in March 2003 via our …

William Cook (2018-12-05). From George 1 to George 2. counterpunch.org Dear Jeffrey, I came upon this letter while searching through my junk mail file. I have no idea how it got there unless the FBI or CIA were combing files under the Patriot Act and this got misplaced. But it is a curious piece, both because it comes from George the First and because it More

Irina Slav (2018-12-05). The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production. globalresearch.ca To cut and push up prices or not to cut and preserve market share, this is the question that Saudi Arabia is facing ahead of this year's December OPEC meeting. It seems like just yesterday when OPEC met in 2016 …

Edu Montesanti (2018-12-05). Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, Says John Kiriakou. globalresearch.ca While Ecuador is expected to extradite Assange to the US, John Kiriakou, a "reluctant whistleblower" considered the first US intelligence officer to reveal information about the American intelligence community's use of torture techniques, comments the WikiLeaks' founder case in the …

Motasem Dalloul (2018-12-05). Analysts Doubt Authenticity of Israel's Military Operation Against "Hezbollah Tunnels. mintpressnews.com "Netanyahu recognizes that Israeli military activity inside Israel does not lead to a confrontation. All he wants is to cause some suspense about the operation to divert attention from possible corruption charges."

STAFF (2018-12-05). Expectations Low as Yemen's Warring Parties Meet for Talks. truthdig.com CAIRO — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. | U.N. officials say they don't expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen's worsening humanitarian crisis. | Both the internationally-recognized government, which is backed by a U.S.-sponsored and Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels say they are striving…

Louisa Willcox (2018-12-05). Manifest Destiny and the Land Ethic: On Aldo Leopold, Escudilla and the Big White Bear. counterpunch.org Escudilla was once more than just a mountain. To Aldo Leopold, writing in Sand County Almanac, the massif in Arizona's White Mountains was defined by the grizzly bear, "the outstanding achievement of… the pageant of evolution." Leopold tells the tragic tale of how Old Bigfoot, one of the last grizzly bears in Arizona, was killed on Escudilla: "The government trapper who took the grizzly knew he had made Escudilla safe for cows. He did not know he had toppled the spire off an edifice a-building since the morning stars sang together… Escudilla still hangs on the horizon, but when you see it you no longer think…

STAFF (2018-12-05). CBS Report Details New Allegations Against Moonves. truthdig.com A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves, The New York Times reported. | The report alleges that Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators as he attempted to protect his reputation and severance payments. It says investigators had received "multiple reports" about a network employee who was "on call" to perform oral sex on Moonves. | "A number of employees were aware of this and believed that the woman was protected from discipline or termination as a result of it," it cited the report as saying. "Moonves admitted to receiving oral sex from the…

George Wuerthner (2018-12-05). In the Name of "Saving" the Sage Grouse, the BLM Wants to Destroy Its Habitat. counterpunch.org The Challis and Salmon BLM of central Idaho appear to be ready to destroy much of the sage grouse habitat in the Lemhi, Pahsimeroi, and Lost River valleys, ironically in the name of protecting sage grouse. As an ecologist, and someone who has studied both sagebrush and sage-grouse ecology, I find the proposal to crush More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-05). Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia — Paul Jay. therealnews.com Senator Lindsey Graham wants to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress the Arab masses

teleSUR (2018-12-05). Brazil President-elect's Aide Faces Campaign Funding Probe. telesurenglish.net The investigation is the second accusation of graft made against a top member of the incoming government of Bolsonaro before he has even taken power.

Pepe Escobar (2018-12-05). Trump's Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World. mintpressnews.com The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and U.S. global dominance as we know it.

CP Editor (2018-12-05). Jeff Tweedy "I Know What It's Like" counterpunch.org

Andrew Korybko (2018-12-05). "New Scramble for Africa": The UAE Will Help India "Multi-Align" Against China in Africa. globalresearch.ca The announcement that the UAE and India signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in Africa will see Dubai greatly assisting New Delhi in its grand strategy of "multi-aligning" against China there, though Russia could play a stabilizing role …

STAFF (2018-12-05). Putin Says If U.S. Builds Missiles, So Will Russia. truthdig.com MOSCOW — The Latest on US-Russian confrontations over a key arms treaty (all times local): | 2: 50 p.m. | Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. | Putin's remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 60 days, citing Russian "cheating." Russia has denied that it has been violating…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-05). Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC. therealnews.com Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-12-05). In Contempt of Britain's Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit. globalresearch.ca It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May's Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. | Foppish and …

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2018-12-05). Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek! globalresearch.ca Regularly presidents, prime ministers, congresspersons and parliamentarians worldwide negate the democratic will of their nation's voters by refusing to support legitimate election results. Strangely, their treasonous actions continue without serious reprisal or punishment by the voter. This emboldens them. The …

RT (2018-12-05). Roger Stone pleads the Fifth, snubs Senate Democrats' invitation to testify. rt.com Trump ally Roger Stone rejected a request by Senate Democrats to provide documents and testify about WikiLeaks and "Russiagate", invoking the Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

RT (2018-12-05). Top US general admits war in Afghanistan is at stalemate, still no plans to reinforce NATO troops. rt.com The US troops won't leave Kabul and will train Afghan forces fighting a stalemate against the Taliban, a top US general, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, has said. However, he stopped short of pledging more US troops.

Conn Hallinan (2018-12-05). Iran: Rumors Of War. iranian.com Consider a conversation between long-time Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration's policy toward Iran. Commenting on National Security Advisor John Bolton's defense of the invasion of Iraq, Freeman says "The neoconservative group think their good ideas were poorly […]

RFE (2018-12-05). Pompeo Says Iran, China, And Russia Causing Global Instability. iranian.com U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China, Iran, and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements. In a foreign policy speech to the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on December 4 ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Pompeo said recent moves by the three countries have caused instability in the […]

Caleb Maupin (2018-12-05). Body Language Versus Human Lives: Russia, Saudi Arabia & The United States. iranian.com The contrived outrage regarding Putin's high five with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman obscures the fact that Russia-Saudi and the Saudi-US relations are completely different. The US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a longstanding outrage among those who take US foreign policy rhetoric about "human rights" seriously, is widely in question. The slaughter of Jamal […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-05). Rouhani: US Made 11 Attempts To Negotiate With Iran In Last Two Years. iranian.com The United States has made 11 attempts to begin negotiations with Iran in the last two years, all rejected by Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Tensions have escalated between the two countries after US President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran in May and reimposed […]

Mohammad Mazhari (2018-12-05). Zoroastrianism's Impact On Western Thought And World Religions. iranian.com Zoroastrianism, as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world's first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world's largest empires—the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D. Although it was the dominant religion […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-05). Iranian Air Force Commander: We Are Working On Increasing The Range Of Our Missiles. iranian.com Iranian Air Force Commander has confirmed that they are working on increasing the range of the Force's missiles. The Iranian Fars News Agency quoted on Tuesday Brig Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh as confirming that the Islamic Republic "does not see any restrictions in this regard." He added: "The air force must have high deterrence capabilities." Nasirzadeh added: "Iran […]

WSWS (2018-12-05). The Maldives: Pro-US President Solih sworn in. wsws.org Tolih's administration will bring the Maldives into line with Washington's military preparations for war against China and reorient the island-nation towards India.

WSWS (2018-12-05). Global investors demand escalation of class war on workers' jobs and wages. wsws.org The plant closings and layoffs at GM are part of a broader assault on the working class throughout the world being directed by the most powerful corporate interests.

WSWS (2018-12-05). Moody's warns investors about Detroit's mounting debt. wsws.org Moody's Investors Service has issued major warnings about the ability to meet bond payments and financial shortfalls in the city's public schools.

WSWS (2018-12-05). Trade and recession fears hit Wall Street. wsws.org US share markets plunged yesterday amid fears of an escalating trade war with China as well as growing signs that the US economy is entering a recession.

Jason Ditz (2018-12-05). US Ultimatum Given to Russia: Comply With Nuclear Treaty in 60 Days or Else. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — After years of claiming Russia is violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the US is giving Russia 60 days to comply with the deal. The big obstacle to this is, despite the US making such allegations for several years, and getting NATO to endorse their …

Derrick Broze (2018-12-05). Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Settles Out of Court to Avoid Releasing New Info. theantimedia.com Jeffrey Epstein has agreed to a financial settlement and issued an apology to Bradley Edwards, the attorney representing several of Epstein's victims. (CR) West Palm Beach, Florida — Jeffrey Epstein has apologized for filing a malicious lawsuit against attorney Bradley Edwards. The apology and a confidential financial settlement officially bring an end to the lawsuit which …

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-05). UN Calls for $4 Billion in Emergency Aid for Yemen. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — The United Nations (UN) yesterday called for $4 billion emergency aid to cover humanitarian needs in Yemen. "Yemen is on the brink of a major catastrophe," the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mark Lowcock, warned. "But, it's …

STAFF (2018-12-05). Bin Salman Is Finally Losing Support From Key GOP Senators. truthdig.com Reactions to a secret briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel suggest the Saudi crown prince will face consequences for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Eric Zuesse (2018-12-05). When America's Media Contradicts America's President. globalresearch.ca On November 16th, the Washington Post headlined that "CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination" an…

WSWS (2018-12-05). Republican senators say "zero question" Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi assassination. wsws.org A closed-door briefing Tuesday by CIA Director Gina Haspel confirmed Mohamed bin Salman's responsibility for the murder of the Saudi journalist.

Middle East Eye (2018-12-05). US Senators Leave CIA Meeting Convinced Saudi Crown Prince MBS Killed Khashoggi. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Two US Republican senators have emerged from a meeting with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday saying it's clearer than ever that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that bin Salman, known as MBS, is "complicit" in the killing of Khashoggi. …

Nicole Bendana (2018-12-05). Homelessness and Mental Illnesses Decreases Life Expectancy. indybay.org The alarming news about homelessness and mentally ill community in California. Bringing awareness and staring discussions.

Todd Miller (2018-12-04). Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story. counterpunch.org Less than a mile south of the U.S.-Mexico border, in Sasabe, Mexico, a Guatemalan man named Giovanni (whose first name is used to protect his undocumented status) propped up his feet while an EMT applied antibiotic ointment to his feet in the shade of a cottonwood. Giovanni left his home country because of a catastrophic More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-12-04). A Blue Wave From Another Universe. truthout.org Evil days. | The midterms were bearing down on us like a runaway train with Donald Trump in the driver's seat and the throttle wide open, the Presidential Special hell-bent for the bottom. "Go Trump Go!" tweeted David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as if the president needed anyone's encouragement. There had been no slacking after pipe bombs were sent to a number of his critics; nor after two black people were killed in Kentucky by a white man who…

Anthony DiMaggio (2018-12-04). Imperialist in Chief: A Critical History of George H. W. Bush's War on Iraq. counterpunch.org The U.S. media haven't been shy about lionizing the late President George H. W. Bush in their reflections on his life and legacy. This behavior is hardly surprising; we saw the same worship of the late Republican Senator John McCain via the erasure of any discussion of U.S. war crimes and genocidal violence in Vietnam, in favor of the predictable "war hero" narrative. More

Rep. Ron Paul (2018-12-04). Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result. globalresearch.ca After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute …

John Nichols (2018-12-04). State Republicans Are Refusing to Honor the Peaceful Transition of Power. thenation.com State Republicans Are Refusing to Honor the Peaceful Transition of Power…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-12-04). On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks. mintpressnews.com Fierce battles are ongoing in Yemen's Nihm district and the Saudi-led coalition has resorted to heavy bombing of the city in order to pave the way for the advance of heavily armored mechanized ground units.

Kenn Orphan (2018-12-04). Hard Truths and the 'Indispensable Nation'. counterpunch.org "Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This More

Stephen Lendman (2018-12-04). Football: Combat as Spectator Sport. globalresearch.ca Football is the modern-day equivalent of violent chariot races in ancient Rome, the most popular "sport" at the time, mano a mano, no holds barred. | Extreme violence defines modern-day US and Canadian football, especially at the professional level — what …

Kathy M. Newman (2018-12-04). Class struggle TV: Things get real on "Roseanne" spinoff "The Connors" peoplesworld.org Life expectancy for Americans has fallen to an average of 78.6 years. This is a drop from the most recent estimates—indicating a downward trend that is virtually unheard of in Western countries. A report just released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls this "a disturbing result not seen in the US…since 1915 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-12-04). George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel. globalresearch.ca Presidential candidate Jeb Bush had close personal ties to Raul Salinas de Gortiari, brother of Mexico's former president Carlos Salinas de Gortiari. In the 1990s, Raul the "drug kingpin", according to Switzerland's federal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, was one of the main figures of the Mexican Drug Cartel.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-04). How George H.W. Bush's Pardons for Iran-Contra Conspirators Set the Stage for Trump's Impunity. democracynow.org As the media lauds George H.W. Bush's legacy, we look at his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. Bush Sr. was vice president when the Reagan administration conspired to deceive and defy Congress with its illegal arms sale to Iran in exchange for securing the release of American hostages in Lebanon. The proceeds from the sale were used to illegally fund the Nicaraguan Contras. In 1992, when Bush Sr. was president, he pardoned several Iran-Contra defendants, including Caspar Weinberger, Robert McFarlane and Elliott Abrams. We speak with Greg Grandin, prize-winning author and professor of Latin American history at New…

Max Blumenthal (2018-12-04). How the Resnicks' Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran. mintpressnews.com A highly original documentary project reveals how a couple of Beverly Hills billionaires "are willing to risk war in Iran and the Middle East — all in order to boost and protect their lucrative pistachio business."

Global Research News (2018-12-04). Selected Articles: George H. W. Bush, Yellow Vests, Trade Wars, Israeli Apartheid. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Aidan O'Brien (2018-12-04). The Tragic Migration of Africans to Europe Started Thirty Years Ago, Just When Neoliberalism Started to Bite. counterpunch.org On November 1, 1988, a dead African man was found on a beach in the south of Spain. A flimsy boat lay a few yards away. In the next few days, 11 lifeless bodies were pulled out from the water. The doomed boat began its journey on a beach in Tangier, with 23 "Moroccans" on More

Whitney Webb (2018-12-04). Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the "Political Lynching" of Marc Lamont Hill. mintpressnews.com The controversy that has resulted from Marc Lamont Hill's speech is just the latest iteration of a larger effort to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights in the United States, at a time when the Trump administration is set to reveal its Israel-centric "peace plan" that is set to be a disaster for Palestinians.

Jack Rasmus (2018-12-04). A US-China Trade War 'Armistice'? counterpunch.org The first reports emerging from the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires today, December 2, 2018, are that Trump and Xi have agreed to put their trade war on hold, a kind of 'trade war armistice', at least for the next 90 days. Trump entered into his meeting this past weekend with China's president, Xi, having More

South Front (2018-12-04). Video: Syrian Military Deploys Troops, Battle Tanks Near Idlib. globalresearch.ca On November 30th, Khalid al-Mahamid, a prominent figure of the Syrian opposition, revealed that there is "an international agreement" to eliminate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib. Al-Mahamid is known as the godfather of the reconciliation process …

Miko Peled (2018-12-04). From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine. mintpressnews.com The assumption that a free Palestine calls for the expulsion or killing of Jews is one that is made mostly by those who can see Palestine only as a place where one side rules over and kills the other, but never where all people live in peace.

Dan Corjescu (2018-12-04). On the Persistence of German War Guilt. counterpunch.org Isaiah 13: 16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Hosea 13: 16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be More

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-12-04). Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship. mintpressnews.com Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map.

Robert Fisk (2018-12-04). How Middle East Dictators Bring Their Western Allies Down. counterpunch.org Middle East dictators, we like to believe, live in heaven. They have palaces, servants, vast and wealthy families, millions of obedient people and loyal armies who constantly express their love for their leader, not to mention huge secret police forces to ensure they don't forget this, and masses of weapons to defend themselves, supplied, usually, More

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-12-04). Women and the crisis in Venezuela. mronline.org A new report on women's human rights in Venezuela reveals the uneven advances of the Bolivarian Process in this area. | Source

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-04). Rashida Tlaib to Lead Congressional Delegation to Palestine's Occupied West Bank. mintpressnews.com The first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, said that her "group will focus on issues like Israel's detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty."

Democracy Now! (2018-12-04). Greg Grandin: George H.W. Bush's 1989 Invasion of Panama Set the Stage for U.S. Wars to Come. democracynow.org The death of George H.W. Bush has dominated the U.S. news for days, but little attention has been paid to the defining event of Bush's first year in office: the invasion of Panama. On December 19, 1989, Bush Sr. sent tens of thousands of troops into Panama, ostensibly to execute an arrest warrant against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking. General Noriega was once a close ally to Washington and on the CIA payroll. In a nationally televised address, Bush claimed the invasion was needed to defend democracy in Panama. During the attack, the U.S. unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped wit…

Edu Montesanti (2018-12-04). Mídia Ocidental Mente sobre Ocupaàßà£o dos EUA: Líder Afegà£. globalresearch.ca Friba (*), representante da Associaàßà£o Revolucionária das Mulheres do Afeganistà£o (RAWA, na sigla em inglês), fala na entrevista a seguir sobre o processo de paz em seu país, e a cobertura midiática global destes 17 anos da Guerra do Afeganistà£o. …

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2018-12-04). Congress Takes a Critical Step Toward Reasserting Its War-Powers Control. thenation.com Congress Takes a Critical Step Toward Reasserting Its War-Powers Control…

(2018-12-04). Trump Administration to Auction Off 900,000 Acres for Fracking in Nevada. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration plans to auction more than 900,000 acres for oil and gas extraction on the doorstep of Nevada's only national park and other protected public lands. It would be the largest single lease sale of public lands in …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-12-04). Working for the Man… Not the Masses. The Corporate Predators. globalresearch.ca In 1973 I was still a somewhat naive college senior ready to face the business world. My major had been in Speech and Theater, with a minor in Sociology. As the year was ending and the new one upon us, …

Consortiumnews (2018-12-04). On The Road to a Post-G20 World. consortiumnews.com The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and U.S. global dominance, as Pepe Escobar explains. By Pepe Escobar in Moscow Special to Consortium News The trade war launched by the Trump… Read more →

Zero Hedge (2018-12-04). Top Ecuadorian Diplomat Destroys Guardian's Claim that Manafort Visited Assange. globalresearch.ca A former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has put the final nail in the coffin of credibility for The Guardian, refuting the paper's fantastical and wholly unsupported claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort…

Joyce Chediac (2018-12-04). George H.W. Bush's Complicity in the 1991 "Highway of Death" Massacre. globalresearch.ca A "statesman" and "American hero"? What a lie! | When George H.W. Bush was president he ordered the massacre of Iraqi soldiers after the ceasefire in 1991, and after he had promised them safe passage out of Kuwait. This article, which …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-12-04). How Poppy Bush's Brother, "Uncle Bucky," Made a Killing Off the Iraq Wars. counterpunch.org Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first Gulf War, there was a minor tempest in the press over influence peddling by members of the Presiden George H. W. Bush's family, including his son Neil and his brother Prescott, Jr. Both Neil and Prescott, neither of whom had More

2018-12-05: Social Media Postees

Hatewatch Headlines 12/5/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-05
Facebook lets users post about killing immigrants; Is ICE targeting activists? Tomi Lahren warns about 'caravan of diseases'; and…
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Criminal History: BCCI, the Bushes … and Mueller
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
As the newly dead George Herbert Walker Bush luxuriates in the accolades of America's bipartisan political/media establishment, I thought to look again at the article below, which I wrote in 2006, detailing one of the great glories of his great and glorious reign: the thwarting of the investigation into BCCI,…
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Mueller Urges That Flynn Receive No Prison Time
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial." | The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn's assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. But the filing's lengthy redactions also underscore how much M…
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Criminal History: BCCI, the Bushes … and Mueller
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
As the newly dead George Herbert Walker Bush luxuriates in the accolades of America's bipartisan political/media establishment, I thought it meet to look again at the article below, which I wrote in 2006, detailing one of the great glories of his great and glorious reign: the thwarting of the investigation into BCCI,…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/crim…

"Global Order" Equals the "New Fascism"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
The current "neoliberal" bailed-out "free market" diseconomy, imposed globally by military war crimes, erases nation-state sovereignty and self-determination in favour of supranational totalitarian predation. | Freedom of thought and expression are erased beneath the amorphous predation of this neo-con "global order". … | The post "Global Order" Equals the "New Fascism" appeared first on Global Research.
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The ignored legacy of George H.W. Bush: war crimes, racism, and obstruction of justice
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-05
THE TRIBUTES TO former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday aged 94, have been pouring in from all sides of the political spectrum. | Source…
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Trump's Wrong About Illegal Immigration Costs: Report
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading numbers about the cost of illegal immigration. | As he tries to pressure Democrats to fund his long-promised southern border wall, Trump is claiming the country loses $250 billion a year on illegal immigration. But it remained unclear Tuesday where Trump had found that number, which is dramatically higher than previous estimates. | A look at his claim: | TRUMP: "Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. T…
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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production
Irina Slav | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
To cut and push up prices or not to cut and preserve market share, this is the question that Saudi Arabia is facing ahead of this year's December OPEC meeting. It seems like just yesterday when OPEC met in 2016 … | The post The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production appeared first on Global Research.
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What's Been Learned From The First World War?
Mason D. Steiner | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -Albert Einstein Today marks the anniversary of the First World War closing. A war so horrible, that it's horrors still haunt a contemporary world. It was truly an era for the…
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Israel's New War of Attrition on Jerusalem's Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
Israel has never hidden its ambition to seize control of East Jerusalem, Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967 and then annexed, as a way of preventing a viable Palestinian state from emerging. Israel immediately began building an arc of Jewish settlements on Jerusalem's eastern flank to seal off its Palestinian residents from their political hinterland, the West Bank.
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On the Way to A Libyan Settlement? Khalifa Haftar and Fayez M. Al-Sarraj "Closed Meeting" on "The Sidelines"
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Another meeting on the Libyan settlement was held in Palermo, southern Italy, November 12-13. The leaders of the warring factions, EU and UN representatives, as well as the parties concerned, took part in the summit. | After two days of intense … | The post On the Way to A Libyan Settlement? Khalifa Haftar and Fayez M. Al-Sarraj "Closed Meeting" on "The Sidelines" appeared first on Global Research.
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Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia — Paul Jay
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-05
Senator Lindsey Graham wants to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress the Arab masses | The post Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia — Paul Jay appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Brazil President-elect's Aide Faces Campaign Funding Probe
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-05
The investigation is the second accusation of graft made against a top member of the incoming government of Bolsonaro before he has even taken power.
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Iran: A Rumor of War. Such an Attack would be a "Leap into Darkness"
Dispatches from the Edge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Want another thing to keep you up at night? | Consider a conversation between long-time Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration's policy toward Iran. … | The post Iran: A Rumor of War. Such an Attack would be a "Leap into Darkness" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/iran-a-rumor-o…

The Amazing GWHB Hagiography
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
Even by the recent can't-believe-your-eyes-and-ears standards of American elitist hagiography this week's over-the-top-of-the-top praise of George H.W. Bush was astonishing. What separated Bush41apalooza from such previous pseudo-griefathons as those for Ronald Reagan and John McCain was that there was so little to work with. Not that it stopped the media. I knew this was an…
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VIDEO: Dietro l'attacco USA agli smartphone cinesi
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Dopo aver imposto pesanti dazi su merci cinesi per 250 miliardi di dollari, il presidente Trump al G-20 ha accettato una ´tregua ª posticipando ulteriori misure, soprattutto perché l'economia USA è colpita dalla ritorsione cinese. Ma oltre alle ragioni commerciali ci … | The post VIDEO: Dietro l'attacco USA agli smartphone cinesi appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-dietro-l…

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending to create the epidemic through the U.S.-Saudi…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/yeme…

Pausing at the Fed
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
My friend, Jared Bernstein, laid out the case for a pause in the Fed's interest rate hikes at its meeting this month. I agree with pretty much everything Jared said, but want to push one point a bit further. Jared raises the argument made by the more hawkish types that we have well-anchored inflationary expectations…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/paus…

"New Scramble for Africa": The UAE Will Help India "Multi-Align" Against China in Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
The announcement that the UAE and India signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in Africa will see Dubai greatly assisting New Delhi in its grand strategy of "multi-aligning" against China there, though Russia could play a stabilizing role … | The post "New Scramble for Africa": The UAE Will Help India "Multi-Align" Against China in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/new-scramble-f…

Climate Crisis Made Worse
Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas production. He said,…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/clim…

CBS Report Details New Allegations Against Moonves
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves, The New York Times reported. | The report alleges that Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators as he attempted to protect his reputation and severance payments. It says investigators had received "multiple reports" about a network employee who was "on call" to perform oral sex on Moonves. | "A number of employees were aware of this and believed that the woman was protected from discipline or termination as a result of it," it cited the report as saying. "Moonves admitted to receiving oral sex from the…
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The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush's Love Affair with Fascism
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
I was involved in pro-peace, anti-war, anti-US Imperialism efforts during the most hideous years of the Reagan/Bush administrations (from 1980 — 1992) that resulted in the deaths and sufferings of millions of innocent people in virtually every South and Central … | The post The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush's Love Affair with Fascism appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-bush-famil…

The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
Jo-Shing Yang | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. | The post The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-…

Trump's Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World
Pepe Escobar | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-05
The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and U.S. global dominance as we know it. | The post Trump's Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/trumps-trade-w…

Newcastle, Australia: a Place of Contradictions
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
I'm in Newcastle, a coastal port 117kms/73 miles north of Sydney, to participate in a conference on Chinese Marxism, organized by the University of Newcastle and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Newcastle is a place of contradictions. As Australia's leading port for the export of coal, Newcastle was at the forefront of the country's…
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Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo. "The Drastic Conditions of Our World Today"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
"Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous. The desolation lies there, not in … | The post Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo. "The Drastic Conditions of Our World Today" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/sometimes-a-pa…

Manifest Destiny and the Land Ethic: On Aldo Leopold, Escudilla and the Big White Bear
Louisa Willcox | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
Escudilla was once more than just a mountain. To Aldo Leopold, writing in Sand County Almanac, the massif in Arizona's White Mountains was defined by the grizzly bear, "the outstanding achievement of… the pageant of evolution." Leopold tells the tragic tale of how Old Bigfoot, one of the last grizzly bears in Arizona, was killed on Escudilla: "The government trapper who took the grizzly knew he had made Escudilla safe for cows. He did not know he had toppled the spire off an edifice a-building since the morning stars sang together… Escudilla still hangs on the horizon, but when you see it you no longer think…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/mani…

Colombian Senator Denounces Murders of Social Leaders
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-05
Murders and threats against social leaders and human rights defenders, especially in the rural areas of Colombia, have increased despite the peace agreement signed two years ago.
www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colo…

Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing
Juan Cole | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-05
Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. | Haspel gave her presentation to only 8, arbitrarily chosen senators. They included outgoing Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and the senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), b…
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Five Academics Who Unleashed the "Demon" of Geopolitical Power
Alfred W. McCoy | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
As Washington's leadership fades more quickly than anyone could have imagined and a new global order struggles to take shape, a generation of leaders has crowded onto the world stage with their own bold geopolitical visions for winning international influence. Xi Xinping has launched his trillion-dollar "Belt and Road Initiative" to dominate Eurasia and thereby…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/five…

History of Labour Rights in Canada: Big and Small Lies We Accept
Harry Glasbeek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
In 1979, Canada's postal union (CUPW) bargained and bargained with the employer. Eventually, having exhausted all possibilities, it made the decision, supported by a huge majority of its voting members, that its members would no longer provide their services on … | The post History of Labour Rights in Canada: Big and Small Lies We Accept appeared first on Global Research.
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Five Academics Who Unleashed the "Demon" of Geopolitical Power
Alfred W. McCoy | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
As Washington's leadership fades more quickly than anyone could have imagined and a new global order struggles to take shape, a generation of leaders has crowded onto the world stage with their own bold geopolitical visions for winning international influence. Xi Xinping has launched his trillion-dollar "Belt and Road Initiative" to dominate Eurasia and thereby…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/five…

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-05
Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence | The post Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/amid-mid…

Israel Expropriates Almost 70 Acres of Catholic Church Property
Middle East Monitor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Israel's occupation authorities expropriated almost 70 acres of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank on Tuesday, Shehab news agency has reported. The land is owned by the Roman Catholic Church — the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem — … | The post Israel Expropriates Almost 70 Acres of Catholic Church Property appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/israel-expropr…

Putin Says If U.S. Builds Missiles, So Will Russia
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
MOSCOW — The Latest on US-Russian confrontations over a key arms treaty (all times local): | 2: 50 p.m. | Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. | Putin's remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 60 days, citing Russian "cheating." Russia has denied that it has been violating…
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In the Name of "Saving" the Sage Grouse, the BLM Wants to Destroy Its Habitat
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
The Challis and Salmon BLM of central Idaho appear to be ready to destroy much of the sage grouse habitat in the Lemhi, Pahsimeroi, and Lost River valleys, ironically in the name of protecting sage grouse. As an ecologist, and someone who has studied both sagebrush and sage-grouse ecology, I find the proposal to crush…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/in-t…

Video: Behind the US Attack on Chinese Smartphones
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
After having imposed heavy taxes on Chinese merchandise — 250 billion dollars — President Trump, at the G-20, accepted a "truce" by postponing further measures, mainly because the US economy has been struck by Chinese retaliation. | But apart from these … | The post Video: Behind the US Attack on Chinese Smartphones appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-behind-u…

Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, Says John Kiriakou
Edu Montesanti | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
While Ecuador is expected to extradite Assange to the US, John Kiriakou, a "reluctant whistleblower" considered the first US intelligence officer to reveal information about the American intelligence community's use of torture techniques, comments the WikiLeaks' founder case in the … | The post Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, Says John Kiriakou appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/assange-case-u…

Expectations Low as Yemen's Warring Parties Meet for Talks
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
CAIRO — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. | U.N. officials say they don't expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen's worsening humanitarian crisis. | Both the internationally-recognized government, which is backed by a U.S.-sponsored and Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels say they are striving…
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From George 1 to George 2
William Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
Dear Jeffrey, I came upon this letter while searching through my junk mail file. I have no idea how it got there unless the FBI or CIA were combing files under the Patriot Act and this got misplaced. But it is a curious piece, both because it comes from George the First and because it…
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Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo. "The Drastic Conditions of Our World Today"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
"Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous. The desolation lies there, not in … | The post Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo. "The Drastic Conditions of Our World Today" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/sometimes-a-pa…

"War Whores" Revisited. Flashback to Media Coverage of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Isn't Amerika great? I mean, look at the world of (so called) television journalism. The more these characters 'lay down' for the masters of empire, the more they get compensated. | Let's look at what transpired in March 2003 via our … | The post "War Whores" Revisited. Flashback to Media Coverage of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq appeared first on Global Research.
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"Persian Gulf of Tonkin" Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-05
With the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident as historical precedent, there's a real possibility that the U.S. government could stage an incident in the Persian Gulf that would allow the Trump administration to push for military intervention in the Persian Gulf targeting Iran. | The post "Persian Gulf of Tonkin" Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran? appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/persian-gulf-o…

The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush's Love Affair with Fascism
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
I was involved in pro-peace, anti-war, anti-US Imperialism efforts during the most hideous years of the Reagan/Bush administrations (from 1980 — 1992) that resulted in the deaths and sufferings of millions of innocent people in virtually every South and Central … | The post The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush's Love Affair with Fascism appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-bush-famil…

Jeff Tweedy "I Know What It's Like"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
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Venezuela's Maduro in Russia to Meet Vladimir Putin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-05
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday he was leaving for Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
www.telesurenglish.net/news/Vene…

Pausing at the Fed
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
My friend, Jared Bernstein, laid out the case for a pause in the Fed's interest rate hikes at its meeting this month. I agree with pretty much everything Jared said, but want to push one point a bit further. Jared raises the argument made by the more hawkish types that we have well-anchored inflationary expectations…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/paus…

VIDEO: Por trás do ataque USA aos smartphones chineses
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Depois de ter imposto pesadas tarifas aduaneiras ‚Äã‚Äãsobre as mercadorias chinesas atingindo 250 biliàµes de dólares, o Presidente Trump no G-20, aceitou uma "trégua", adiando outras medidas imediatas, sobretudo, porque a economia USA está a ser atingida pela retaliaàßà£o chinesa. … | The post VIDEO: Por trás do ataque USA aos smartphones chineses appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-por-tras…

Analysts Doubt Authenticity of Israel's Military Operation Against "Hezbollah Tunnels
Motasem Dalloul | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-05
"Netanyahu recognizes that Israeli military activity inside Israel does not lead to a confrontation. All he wants is to cause some suspense about the operation to divert attention from possible corruption charges." | The post Analysts Doubt Authenticity of Israel's Military Operation Against "Hezbollah Tunnels appeared first on MintPress News.
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Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-05
While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending to create the epidemic through the U.S.-Saudi…
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Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek!
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Regularly presidents, prime ministers, congresspersons and parliamentarians worldwide negate the democratic will of their nation's voters by refusing to support legitimate election results. Strangely, their treasonous actions continue without serious reprisal or punishment by the voter. This emboldens them. The … | The post Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek! appeared first on Global Research.
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In Contempt of Britain's Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May's Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. | Foppish and … | The post In Contempt of Britain's Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit appeared first on Global Research.
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In Contempt of Britain's Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May's Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. | Foppish and … | The post In Contempt of Britain's Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit appeared first on Global Research.
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Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek!
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
Regularly presidents, prime ministers, congresspersons and parliamentarians worldwide negate the democratic will of their nation's voters by refusing to support legitimate election results. Strangely, their treasonous actions continue without serious reprisal or punishment by the voter. This emboldens them. The … | The post Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek! appeared first on Global Research.
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Roger Stone pleads the Fifth, snubs Senate Democrats' invitation to testify
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-05
Trump ally Roger Stone rejected a request by Senate Democrats to provide documents and testify about WikiLeaks and "Russiagate", invoking the Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination. | …
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Top US general admits war in Afghanistan is at stalemate, still no plans to reinforce NATO troops
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-05
The US troops won't leave Kabul and will train Afghan forces fighting a stalemate against the Taliban, a top US general, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, has said. However, he stopped short of pledging more US troops. | …
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Iran: Rumors Of War
Conn Hallinan | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
Consider a conversation between long-time Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration's policy toward Iran. Commenting on National Security Advisor John Bolton's defense of the invasion of Iraq, Freeman says "The neoconservative group think their good ideas were poorly […] | The post Iran: Rumors Of War appeared first on The Iranian.
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Body Language Versus Human Lives: Russia, Saudi Arabia & The United States
Caleb Maupin | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
The contrived outrage regarding Putin's high five with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman obscures the fact that Russia-Saudi and the Saudi-US relations are completely different. The US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a longstanding outrage among those who take US foreign policy rhetoric about "human rights" seriously, is widely in question. The slaughter of Jamal […] | The post Body Language Versus Human Lives: Russia, Saudi Arabia & The United States appeared first on The Iranian.
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Pompeo Says Iran, China, And Russia Causing Global Instability
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China, Iran, and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements. In a foreign policy speech to the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on December 4 ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Pompeo said recent moves by the three countries have caused instability in the […] | The post Pompeo Says Iran, China, And Russia Causing Global Instability appeared first on The Iranian.
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Rouhani: US Made 11 Attempts To Negotiate With Iran In Last Two Years
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
The United States has made 11 attempts to begin negotiations with Iran in the last two years, all rejected by Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Tensions have escalated between the two countries after US President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran in May and reimposed […] | The post Rouhani: US Made 11 Attempts To Negotiate With Iran In Last Two Years appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iranian Air Force Commander: We Are Working On Increasing The Range Of Our Missiles
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
Iranian Air Force Commander has confirmed that they are working on increasing the range of the Force's missiles. The Iranian Fars News Agency quoted on Tuesday Brig Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh as confirming that the Islamic Republic "does not see any restrictions in this regard." He added: "The air force must have high deterrence capabilities." Nasirzadeh added: "Iran […] | The post Iranian Air Force Commander: We Are Working On Increasing The Range Of Our Missiles appeared first on The Iranian.
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Zoroastrianism's Impact On Western Thought And World Religions
Mohammad Mazhari | iranian.com | 2018-12-05
Zoroastrianism, as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world's first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world's largest empires–the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D. Although it was the dominant religion […] | The post Zoroastrianism's Impact On Western Thought And World Religions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trade and recession fears hit Wall Street
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-05
US share markets plunged yesterday amid fears of an escalating trade war with China as well as growing signs that the US economy is entering a recession.
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Global investors demand escalation of class war on workers' jobs and wages
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-05
The plant closings and layoffs at GM are part of a broader assault on the working class throughout the world being directed by the most powerful corporate interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12…

The Maldives: Pro-US President Solih sworn in
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-05
Tolih's administration will bring the Maldives into line with Washington's military preparations for war against China and reorient the island-nation towards India.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12…

Moody's warns investors about Detroit's mounting debt
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-05
Moody's Investors Service has issued major warnings about the ability to meet bond payments and financial shortfalls in the city's public schools.
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US Ultimatum Given to Russia: Comply With Nuclear Treaty in 60 Days or Else
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — After years of claiming Russia is violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the US is giving Russia 60 days to comply with the deal. The big obstacle to this is, despite the US making such allegations for several years, and getting NATO to endorse their …

US Ultimatum Given to Russia: Comply With Nuclear Treaty in 60 Days or Else

UN Calls for $4 Billion in Emergency Aid for Yemen
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-05
(MEMO) — The United Nations (UN) yesterday called for $4 billion emergency aid to cover humanitarian needs in Yemen. "Yemen is on the brink of a major catastrophe," the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mark Lowcock, warned. "But, it's …

UN Calls for $4 Billion in Emergency Aid for Yemen

Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Settles Out of Court to Avoid Releasing New Info
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-05
Jeffrey Epstein has agreed to a financial settlement and issued an apology to Bradley Edwards, the attorney representing several of Epstein's victims. (CR) West Palm Beach, Florida — Jeffrey Epstein has apologized for filing a malicious lawsuit against attorney Bradley Edwards. The apology and a confidential financial settlement officially bring an end to the lawsuit which …

Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Settles Out of Court to Avoid Releasing New Info

Bin Salman Is Finally Losing Support From Key GOP Senators
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-05
Reactions to a secret briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel suggest the Saudi crown prince will face consequences for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. | The post Bin Salman Is Finally Losing Support From Key GOP Senators appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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When America's Media Contradicts America's President
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-05
On November 16th, the Washington Post headlined that "CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination" an…
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Republican senators say "zero question" Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi assassination
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-05
A closed-door briefing Tuesday by CIA Director Gina Haspel confirmed Mohamed bin Salman's responsibility for the murder of the Saudi journalist.
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US Senators Leave CIA Meeting Convinced Saudi Crown Prince MBS Killed Khashoggi
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-05
(MEE) — Two US Republican senators have emerged from a meeting with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday saying it's clearer than ever that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that bin Salman, known as MBS, is "complicit" in the killing of Khashoggi. …

US Senators Leave CIA Meeting Convinced Saudi Crown Prince MBS Killed Khashoggi

Homelessness and Mental Illnesses Decreases Life Expectancy
Nicole Bendana | indybay.org | 2018-12-05
The alarming news about homelessness and mentally ill community in California. Bringing awareness and staring discussions.
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Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story
Todd Miller | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Less than a mile south of the U.S.-Mexico border, in Sasabe, Mexico, a Guatemalan man named Giovanni (whose first name is used to protect his undocumented status) propped up his feet while an EMT applied antibiotic ointment to his feet in the shade of a cottonwood. Giovanni left his home country because of a catastrophic…
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Imperialist in Chief: A Critical History of George H. W. Bush's War on Iraq
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
The U.S. media haven't been shy about lionizing the late President George H. W. Bush in their reflections on his life and legacy. This behavior is hardly surprising; we saw the same worship of the late Republican Senator John McCain via the erasure of any discussion of U.S. war crimes and genocidal violence in Vietnam, in favor of the predictable "war hero" narrative.
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Imperialist in Chief: A Critical History of George H. W. Bush's War on Iraq
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
The U.S. media haven't been shy about lionizing the late President George H. W. Bush in their reflections on his life and legacy. This behavior is hardly surprising; we saw the same worship of the late Republican Senator John McCain via the erasure of any discussion of U.S. war crimes and genocidal violence in Vietnam, in favor of the predictable "war hero" narrative.
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Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute … | The post Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result appeared first on Global Research.
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George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush had close personal ties to Raul Salinas de Gortiari, brother of Mexico's former president Carlos Salinas de Gortiari. In the 1990s, Raul the "drug kingpin", according to Switzerland's federal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, was one of the main figures of the Mexican Drug Cartel. | The post George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel appeared first on Global Research.
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Selected Articles: George H. W. Bush, Yellow Vests, Trade Wars, Israeli Apartheid
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us … | The post Selected Articles: George H. W. Bush, Yellow Vests, Trade Wars, Israeli Apartheid appeared first on Global Research.
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Football: Combat as Spectator Sport
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Football is the modern-day equivalent of violent chariot races in ancient Rome, the most popular "sport" at the time, mano a mano, no holds barred. | Extreme violence defines modern-day US and Canadian football, especially at the professional level — what … | The post Football: Combat as Spectator Sport appeared first on Global Research.
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Just How Corrupt is the American Soul?
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
In an oped piece published in Al Jazeeera on 15 November 2018, the Columbia University professor Hamid Dabashi challenges the widespread assumption that "the American soul is something quintessentially good and even noble." He goes on to point out that most of those who hold this view also believe that President Donald Trump and his…
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From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-04
The assumption that a free Palestine calls for the expulsion or killing of Jews is one that is made mostly by those who can see Palestine only as a place where one side rules over and kills the other, but never where all people live in peace. | The post From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine appeared first on MintPress News.
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Why Is India Bragging About Allegedly Tracking a Chinese Submarine in the Indian Ocean?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
India is sending several messages by bragging about its alleged ability to track one of its "frenemy's" submarines in the "Indian Ocean", though the timing of this announcement might inadvertently raise further suspicions in Russia about its South Asian partner's … | The post Why Is India Bragging About Allegedly Tracking a Chinese Submarine in the Indian Ocean? appeared first on Global Research.
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Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the "Political Lynching" of Marc Lamont Hill
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-04
The controversy that has resulted from Marc Lamont Hill's speech is just the latest iteration of a larger effort to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights in the United States, at a time when the Trump administration is set to reveal its Israel-centric "peace plan" that is set to be a disaster for Palestinians. | The post Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the "Political Lynching" of Marc Lamont Hill appeared first on MintPress News.
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Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-04
Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map. | The post Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship appeared first on MintPress News.
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State Republicans Are Refusing to Honor the Peaceful Transition of Power
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-12-04
State Republicans Are Refusing to Honor the Peaceful Transition of Power…
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Congress Takes a Critical Step Toward Reasserting Its War-Powers Control
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-12-04
Congress Takes a Critical Step Toward Reasserting Its War-Powers Control…
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Greg Grandin: George H.W. Bush's 1989 Invasion of Panama Set the Stage for U.S. Wars to Come
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-04
The death of George H.W. Bush has dominated the U.S. news for days, but little attention has been paid to the defining event of Bush's first year in office: the invasion of Panama. On December 19, 1989, Bush Sr. sent tens of thousands of troops into Panama, ostensibly to execute an arrest warrant against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking. General Noriega was once a close ally to Washington and on the CIA payroll. In a nationally televised address, Bush claimed the invasion was needed to defend democracy in Panama. During the attack, the U.S. unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped wit…
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Working for the Man… Not the Masses. The Corporate Predators
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
In 1973 I was still a somewhat naive college senior ready to face the business world. My major had been in Speech and Theater, with a minor in Sociology. As the year was ending and the new one upon us, … | The post Working for the Man… Not the Masses. The Corporate Predators appeared first on Global Research.
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A US-China Trade War 'Armistice'?
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
The first reports emerging from the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires today, December 2, 2018, are that Trump and Xi have agreed to put their trade war on hold, a kind of 'trade war armistice', at least for the next 90 days. Trump entered into his meeting this past weekend with China's president, Xi, having…
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Rashida Tlaib to Lead Congressional Delegation to Palestine's Occupied West Bank
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-04
The first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, said that her "group will focus on issues like Israel's detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty." | The post Rashida Tlaib to Lead Congressional Delegation to Palestine's Occupied West Bank appeared first on MintPress News.
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Mídia Ocidental Mente sobre Ocupaàßà£o dos EUA: Líder Afegà£
Edu Montesanti | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
Friba (*), representante da Associaàßà£o Revolucionária das Mulheres do Afeganistà£o (RAWA, na sigla em inglês), fala na entrevista a seguir sobre o processo de paz em seu país, e a cobertura midiática global destes 17 anos da Guerra do Afeganistà£o. … | The post Mídia Ocidental Mente sobre Ocupaàßà£o dos EUA: Líder Afeg࣠appeared first on Global Research.
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Top Ecuadorian Diplomat Destroys Guardian's Claim that Manafort Visited Assange
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
A former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has put the final nail in the coffin of credibility for The Guardian, refuting the paper's fantastical and wholly unsupported claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort… | The post Top Ecuadorian Diplomat Destroys Guardian's Claim that Manafort Visited Assange appeared first on…
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How Poppy Bush's Brother, "Uncle Bucky," Made a Killing Off the Iraq Wars
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first Gulf War, there was a minor tempest in the press over influence peddling by members of the Presiden George H. W. Bush's family, including his son Neil and his brother Prescott, Jr. Both Neil and Prescott, neither of whom had…
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Hard Truths and the 'Indispensable Nation'
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
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A Blue Wave From Another Universe
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-04
Evil days. | The midterms were bearing down on us like a runaway train with Donald Trump in the driver's seat and the throttle wide open, the Presidential Special hell-bent for the bottom. "Go Trump Go!" tweeted David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as if the president needed anyone's encouragement. There had been no slacking after pipe bombs were sent to a number of his critics; nor after two black people were killed in Kentucky by a white man who…
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Former NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to headline People's World awards luncheon
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-04
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, The New York Friends of People's World will hold their annual "Better World Awards" luncheon. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Mary Basset, and awardees are Nelson Antonio Denis, Michael McKee, Gabe Falsetta, and Jill Furillo. Dr. Mary Bassett is Director of the Franàßois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and …
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Trump Administration to Auction Off 900,000 Acres for Fracking in Nevada

| globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-04
The Trump administration plans to auction more than 900,000 acres for oil and gas extraction on the doorstep of Nevada's only national park and other protected public lands. It would be the largest single lease sale of public lands in … | The post Trump Administration to Auction Off 900,000 Acres for Fracking in Nevada appeared first on Global Research.
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The Tragic Migration of Africans to Europe Started Thirty Years Ago, Just When Neoliberalism Started to Bite
Aidan O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-04
On November 1, 1988, a dead African man was found on a beach in the south of Spain. A flimsy boat lay a few yards away. In the next few days, 11 lifeless bodies were pulled out from the water. The doomed boat began its journey on a beach in Tangier, with 23 "Moroccans" on…
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