Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

2019-09-17: News Headlines

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-09-17). Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike? globalresearch.ca The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-17). Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch. globalresearch.ca "Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …

Bryant Harris (2019-09-17). Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike. globalresearch.ca The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …

WSWS (2019-09-17). Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks. wsws.org Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-17). Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-17). Trump Locked and Loaded Against Iran or Just Bluster? globalresearch.ca Take nothing Trump says at face value. Time and again his rhetoric and actions diverge greatly. | That said, on Sunday he tweeted the following: | "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations. telesurenglish.net Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-17). Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on Abqaiq. counterpunch.org The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it was bound to cause a spike in the price of oil. The question troubling the More

Peter Koenig (2019-09-17). Impact of Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities. globalresearch.ca Background | Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco, led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. | "[Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks led …

WSWS (2019-09-17). US Attorney General Barr invokes "state secrets" to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11. wsws.org The cover-up of Saudi involvement has been carried out over three administrations, Democratic and Republican alike.

RT (2019-09-17). 'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-17). Iraq Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and Iran: A Long Love-Hate Relationship. globalresearch.ca The leader of the Iranian revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the 10th of Moharram, the Iraqi leader Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, brought to him by Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — …

Staff (2019-09-17). Are We About to Attack Iran? truthout.org | | John Bolton is gone from the White House, yet war with Iran is suddenly imminent. I had begun to believe irony was dead. | "[Bolton] calls for the preemptive bombing of Iran with dreary regularity during his many Fox News appearances," I wrote after he became Donald Trump's national security adviser in March of 2018, "and has labored f…

Emile Schepers (2019-09-17). 'Rio Pact' means war danger between Venezuela and Colombia, pressure on Cuba. peoplesworld.org Some people had the wistful thought that the departure of John Bolton as Trump's National Security Advisory would cause an easing of the wacky aggressiveness of current U.S. foreign policy. Alas, no. Trump quickly clarified that whatever his disagreements with Bolton actually had been, he has no intention of letting up the pressure on Venezuela, …

Pepe Escobar (2019-09-17). On the Ground, Feeling the Pulse of Protest Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca What's going on deep down in Hong Kong? For a former resident with deep cultural and emotional ties to the Fragrant Harbor, it's quite hard to take it all in just within the framework of cold geopolitical logic. Master filmmaker …

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (2019-09-17). The True Geopolitical Significance of the Hong Kong Protests. globalresearch.ca This is an interview between Emanuel Pastreich and Larry Wilkerson. | Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Upon retirement, he has become a critic of US foreign policy. Emmanuel Pastreich is …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-17). Russia-Venezuela Air Travel: Latin American Is Not the US' "Backyard"? globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia revealed in an interview that Russia and Venezuela are analysing the possibility of opening commercial air routes between the two countries. The minister, who last week participated in the 23rd …

RT (2019-09-17). 'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear. rt.com US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…

Philip Giraldi (2019-09-17). Israel Spies and Spies and Spies. globalresearch.ca Here we go again! Israel is caught red handed spying against the United States and everyone in Congress is silent, as are nearly all the mainstream media which failed to report the story. And the federal government itself, quick to …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Venezuelan Opposition Leader Condemns Guaido and Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Claudio Fermin, leader of the 'Soluciones Para Venezuela' opposition party, railed against lawmaker Juan Guaido, accusing him of wasting the opportunity for peace talks. Fermin also addressed sanctions, attacking them as an enemy of peace and economic recovery. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition | The comments were made on Monday to reporters following the signing of wide-ranging…

Eds. (2019-09-17). Venezuela: Despite U.S. sanctions Maduro delivers house number 2.8 million. mronline.org As a part of Great Housing Mission Venezuela, the national program guarantees citizens' access to adequate housing. | Source

W. Alejandro Sanchez (2019-09-17). Inside the Syrian Peace Talks. counterpunch.org Eight years since its inception in 2011, the Syrian civil war rages on, a conflict that has taken on grand geopolitical dimensions and resulted in tens of thousands killed and a massive exodus of refugees. While other tensions and conflicts around the world have since grabbed the attention of major media outlets, the situation in More

Steven Sahiounie (2019-09-17). Netanyahu Has Resisted Peace for 23 Years, but the Resistance Movement Is Getting Stronger. globalresearch.ca The occupation of Palestine is always at the center of Middle East turmoil, and it would seem the name which is associated with conflicts in the region for over 23 years is Benjamin Netanyahu. It all began in 1996 …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-17). US Rejects "Resolution" in All Its War Theaters. globalresearch.ca Permanent war is longstanding US policy. Today it's military Keynesianism on steroids. | With all categories included, spending for militarism, warmaking, maintaining its global empire of bases, so-called homeland security, black budgets, and related areas is more than double official the …

Gary Brumback (2019-09-17). "911!" The Book Amazon May Not Want Americans to Read. dissidentvoice.org "911!" is the title of my new book.1 You immediately recognize the title as the nationwide telephone number to call for help or rescue. My choice of this title was deliberate. America and the world need to be rescued from the wrongdoing and evildoing by the power elite of America's corpocracy, or the Devil's marriage …

Mario Barrera (2019-09-17). The Southern Strategy and Donald Trump. counterpunch.org Contemporary Republican politicians like to invoke the legacy of Ronald Reagan to bolster their policies. However, the type of White nationalism being espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters more accurately traces back to two less appealing Republican personalities: Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon, and to the backlash created by the Civil Rights Movement of the nineteen sixties. More

Robert Jensen (2019-09-17). The Danger of Inspiration in a Time of Ecological Crisis. counterpunch.org Naomi Klein's new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, has one crippling flaw—it's inspiring. At this moment in history, inspiring talk about solutions to multiple, cascading ecological crises is dangerous. At the conclusion of these 18 essays that bluntly outline the crises and explain a Green New Deal response, Klein bolsters readers More

Dean Baker (2019-09-17). Health Care: Premiums and Taxes. counterpunch.org There's an old joke about a lawyer who is questioning a doctor on an autopsy they had done on someone who was allegedly a murder victim. The lawyer asked the doctor, "did you check whether the patient was breathing?" The doctor answers "no." The lawyer then asks "did you check whether the patient had a More

WSWS (2019-09-17). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers across Colombia staged another nationwide strike on September 12 to protest continuing violence and threats by far-right paramilitary groups.

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Colombia: Record Violence Against Local Elections Candidates. telesurenglish.net From the beginning of the electoral campaign on July 27 until Sep. 16, political violence in Colombia have left 40 candidates threatened with death, 2 candidates kidnapped, 5 candidates victims of attacks and 7 candidates killed, according to the Mission of Electoral Observation (MOE), an independent platform of social organizations which promotes the exercise of civil and political rights. | RELATED: | Colombia: Candidate for Mayor Killed at Campaign Event | Currently, some 117,000 peo…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Israelis Vote for 2nd Time This Year to Elect New PM. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster." | RELATED: | 'Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael…

Staff (2019-09-17). The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000. truthdig.com The American media world—both social media and "news" media—is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into college. | But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our ta…

Rich Gibson (2019-09-17). Seize Solidarity House. counterpunch.org The corrupt and Quisling leadership of the United Auto Workers Union has sent its 50,000 General Motors worker-members out on strike—a strike the labor bosses probably never wanted, as with the wildcat school workers' strikes of recent months. While William Serrin in his, "The Company and the Union," showed how the UAW used a counterfeit More

Elliot Sperber (2019-09-17). Mickey Mouse Networks. counterpunch.org Mickey Mouse Networks Paracelsus' peristalsis' Plops a lot about the house Behind the couch We slice 'em down And there inside one's Mickey Mouse The emperor comes crawling out My lord! we cry. It worked! And Paracelsus bows. We've caught you now! Perhaps you'd like to say your piece Before we push this stake straight More

Don Fitz (2019-09-17). What is Energy Denial? counterpunch.org The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half a century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism. Nowhere is this more apparent than abandonment of the slogan popular during the early Earth Days: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The More

Laura Flanders (2019-09-17). From Voice of America to NPR: New CEO Lansing's Glass House. counterpunch.org I don't know about you, but I take a teeny weeny bit of offense when a guy in a glass house lobs a great big stone and expects me not to notice the sound of shattering. Which brings me to National Public Radio. When the ubiquitous news and public affairs network announced the appointment of More

Dan Bacher (2019-09-17). Governor Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Species Protections. counterpunch.org The California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1, legislation blocking Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations, on Friday, September 13, on a 43-21 party-line vote. But Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next day that he plans to veto the bill. Newsom said he backs the principles behind the legislation, but doesn't support the bill as written. More

Susie Day (2019-09-17). You Say You Want a Revolution: a Prison Letter to Yoko Ono. counterpunch.org Dear Yoko Ono, Years, years, and years ago, in 1980, a pathetically deranged man murdered the love of your life. You were walking home, into the Manhattan building where you lived, and suddenly this man, seeking the world's adoration, gunned down your husband, John Lennon. Mark Chapman was given a 20-to-life sentence. After almost four decades, he remains in prison. You want to More

Craig Murray (2019-09-17). The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded. globalresearch.ca The conscientious judges of the European Court of Human Rights published a judgement a fortnight ago which utterly exploded the version of events promulgated by Western governments and media in the case of the late Mr Magnitskiy. Yet I can …

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-17). Will the US Farming Crisis Determine the Next President? globalresearch.ca The American farm sector is undergoing its worst crisis since the 1980's. Extreme snow and then unusually heavy rainfall across the Midwest farm belt this spring and summer have severely delayed or reduced crop plantings. That comes after several years …

(2019-09-17). No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering. globalresearch.ca More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …

Laiken Jordahl (2019-09-17). Wild Life in Peril: Trump's Border Wall Puts Borderland Birds at Risk. globalresearch.ca From the wetlands of California's Tijuana Slough near San Diego to the lush Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are a haven for hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species. This is a birding mecca….

Renee Parsons (2019-09-17). The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham. globalresearch.ca In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …

Dr. Albert Einstein (2019-09-17). Why War? Is There any Way of Delivering Humanity from the Menace of War? Mutual Exchange between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. globalresearch.ca Caputh near Potsdam, 30th July, 1932. | Dear Professor Freud, | The proposal of the League of Nations and its International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation at Paris that I should invite a person, to be chosen by myself, to a frank exchange …

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-17). Martial Law Masquerading as Law and Order: The Police State's Language of Force. globalresearch.ca "Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only …

Julian Rose (2019-09-17). Four Funerals and a Wedding: A Brief History of the War on Humanity. globalresearch.ca Here, in the village of Stryszow in Southern Poland, you can hear the funeral ceremonies from the farmhouse on the hill where I reside during my time in this Country. The mournful cadences of the undertaker match the dull mechanical …

WSWS (2019-09-17). Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike. wsws.org Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.

Staff (2019-09-17). On Climate and Food, What's the Lesson We Insist on Missing? truthout.org | | "Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious," CNN warns us in its coverage of the UN's new " Climate Change and Land" report. The New York Times announces that "Climate Change Threatens the World's Food Supply." | Reading these headlines,…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-17). Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran. commondreams.org "Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-17). Cutting Health Benefits of 1,900 Whole Food Workers Saved World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos What He Makes in Less Than Six Hours. commondreams.org A new analysis finds that the billionaire could provide annual coverage slashed last week with just a fraction of what he makes personally each day. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-17). Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America's Endless 'War on Terror'. counterpunch.org Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it's time we gave a thought to the dead who were ignored. According More

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-17). Russia-Saudi Relations: Putin's S-400 Sales Pitch to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Those surprised by President Putin's S-400 sales pitch to Saudi Arabia earlier this week while speaking in Ankara alongside his Turkish and Iranian counterparts clearly haven't been following the rapid development of Russian-Saudi relations and are likely influenced by the …

Global Research News (2019-09-17). Selected Articles: Drone Attack on Saudi Oil. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

susan_p (2019-09-17). Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…

Vijay Prashad (2019-09-17). Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran. commondreams.org Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2019-09-17). The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War. commondreams.org Then-U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC Studios December 19, 2004 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Thom Hartmann (2019-09-17). The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000. commondreams.org A much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes. (Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-17). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Lynda Carson (2019-09-17). Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization. indybay.org For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!

Lynda Carson (2019-09-17). Outing the Board Members of the NRA. indybay.org It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!

Dan Bacher (2019-09-17). Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Protections. indybay.org After Newsom's announcement that he plans to veto SB 1, it is no surprise that the total contributions from agriculture in his 2018 campaign for Governor were $637,398. Newsom received $58,400 from Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon Stewart Resnick, $58,400 from Lynda Resnick and $58,400 from E.J. Gallo. Agribusiness tycoons are strident supporters of the voluntary agreements and the Delta Tunnel — and are among the strongest proponents of attacks on the Endangered Species Act, a landmark federal environmental law that SB 1 would help protect.

Thomas Knapp (2019-09-17). Election 2020: Time to Stop Pretending and Start Over. counterpunch.org "Imagine what would be possible right now with ideas that are bold enough to meet the challenges of our time, but big enough, as well, that they could unify the American people [like the 9/11 attacks did]," said South Bend, Indian mayor Pete Buttigieg in his opening statement at the September 12 Democratic presidential nomination More

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Auto Workers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inv…

Staff (2019-09-17). "On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet. democracynow.org Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…

Staff (2019-09-17). Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-17). Elizabeth Warren wins Working Families Party endorsement in Democratic primary. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—By a 61%-36% count, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., beat Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., for the Working Families Party endorsement for next year's Democratic presidential nomination. The nod to Warren is notable for two reasons: One is the WFP includes some of the nation's most-committed progressive activists, who can now be expected to hit the …

The Canary (2019-09-17). Trump is 'corruption in the flesh', presidential contender Warren says. thecanary.co Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried US President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts."Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.While aggressive, the message was a familiar one.Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. | But rarely has she addressed such a crowd wi…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" truthout.org | | President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…

RT (2019-09-16). 'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…

Peter Symonds (2019-09-16). Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …

Robert Mackey (2019-09-16). Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News" theintercept.com As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.

Common Dreams (2019-09-16). US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks. theantimedia.com (CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

David Hearst (2019-09-16). Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants. globalresearch.ca The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-16). "Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits? globalresearch.ca Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …

Press TV (2019-09-16). Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …

Jake Johnson (2019-09-16). 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

Emma Fiala (2019-09-16). Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First" theantimedia.com "Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Tyler Durden (2019-09-16). Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility. theantimedia.com "We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE. telesurenglish.net Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…

Staff (2019-09-16). Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation. truthout.org | | Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-16). John Bolton is out, but neocon agenda stays. thegrayzone.com Lawrence Wilkerson, who served alongside John Bolton in the Bush administration, discusses the ouster of the "ruthless" neoconservative war hawk…

Anya Parampil (2019-09-16). La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos (2019-09-16). A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Ilhan Omar Hopes Israel Would Not Elect Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said during an interview Sunday that she hopes Israel will "make a different decision" and not re-elect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Slams Death Threat After Xenophobic Attacks | During the "Face The Nation" interview on CBS, Omar said that she hopes people of Israeli will recognize that Netanyahu's "existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory." | "For many of us in Congress, it has been…

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-09-16). Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir. counterpunch.org While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely More

Staff (2019-09-16). In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes. truthout.org | | During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Cuba Speaks Up On Fuel Provision Situation Due To US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Affair minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the U.S. government once more for blocking the entrance of fuel to the Caribbean island. He qualified these actions as genocide and pointed out the privations and difficulties that impact Cuban family directly. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | In the last few days, Cuba has a shortage of petroleum mainly related to the upsurge of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. sin…

Telesur (2019-09-16). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner …

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government and several opposition parties announced multiple agreements and the beginning of a new round of dialogue that deals with issues relating to future elections, prisoners release and the rejection of U.S. blockade against the country. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez announced the points agreed on which include the return of lawmakers from the ruling party PSUV to the country's National As…

Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (2019-09-16). What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War? globalresearch.ca Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …

James Brown (2019-09-16). Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo. globalresearch.ca At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in …

Peter Koenig (2019-09-16). Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? dissidentvoice.org The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Three Men Accused of Torturing Migrants Are Arrested in Italy. telesurenglish.net Three men were arrested Monday in Italy over accusations of rape, torture and human trafficking of migrants at a prisoners camp in Libya after several witnesses recognized them in Sicily, as reported by The Guardian. | The three men allegedly ran the notorious Zawiya prison, a former military base where they retained those trying to sail through the Mediterranean until they could pay a ransom. | RELATED | Rwanda to Take in Refugees Trapped in Libya's Detention Centers | The ac…

Elizabeth Pennisi (2019-09-16). Common Pesticide Makes Migrating Birds Anorexic. globalresearch.ca When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that's just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced …

Michael Doliner (2019-09-16). Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu. counterpunch.org Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves, More

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires are a secret until they start falling. nationofchange.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much of what he…

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling. dissidentvoice.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much …

2019-09-17: Social Media Postees

Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocon-bait-atta…

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-17
Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack

Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
"Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …
globalresearch.ca/trump-saudi-arabia-bit…

Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike
Bryant Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …
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Trump Locked and Loaded Against Iran or Just Bluster?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Take nothing Trump says at face value. Time and again his rhetoric and actions diverge greatly. | That said, on Sunday he tweeted the following: | "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, | …
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Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Not-Interes…

Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/pers…

Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on Abqaiq
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it was bound to cause a spike in the price of oil. The question troubling the…
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Impact of Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Background | Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco, led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. | "[Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks led …
globalresearch.ca/impact-yemeni-attack-s…

'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…
rt.com/usa/468961-tulsi-trump-military-p…

US Attorney General Barr invokes "state secrets" to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
The cover-up of Saudi involvement has been carried out over three administrations, Democratic and Republican alike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/saud…

Are We About to Attack Iran?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| John Bolton is gone from the White House, yet war with Iran is suddenly imminent. I had begun to believe irony was dead. | "[Bolton] calls for the preemptive bombing of Iran with dreary regularity during his many Fox News appearances," I wrote after he became Donald Trump's national security adviser in March of 2018, "and has labored f…
truthout.org/articles/are-we-about-to-at…

Iraq Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and Iran: A Long Love-Hate Relationship
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The leader of the Iranian revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the 10th of Moharram, the Iraqi leader Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, brought to him by Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — …
globalresearch.ca/moqtada-al-sadr-iran-l…

'Rio Pact' means war danger between Venezuela and Colombia, pressure on Cuba
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
Some people had the wistful thought that the departure of John Bolton as Trump's National Security Advisory would cause an easing of the wacky aggressiveness of current U.S. foreign policy. Alas, no. Trump quickly clarified that whatever his disagreements with Bolton actually had been, he has no intention of letting up the pressure on Venezuela, …
peoplesworld.org/article/rio-pact-means-…

The True Geopolitical Significance of the Hong Kong Protests
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
This is an interview between Emanuel Pastreich and Larry Wilkerson. | Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Upon retirement, he has become a critic of US foreign policy. Emmanuel Pastreich is …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-significa…

On the Ground, Feeling the Pulse of Protest Hong Kong
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
What's going on deep down in Hong Kong? For a former resident with deep cultural and emotional ties to the Fragrant Harbor, it's quite hard to take it all in just within the framework of cold geopolitical logic. Master filmmaker …
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Russia-Venezuela Air Travel: Latin American Is Not the US' "Backyard"?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia revealed in an interview that Russia and Venezuela are analysing the possibility of opening commercial air routes between the two countries. The minister, who last week participated in the 23rd …
globalresearch.ca/did-russia-just-consol…

'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear
rt.com | 2019-09-17
US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…
rt.com/usa/468964-trump-slams-nytimes-sm…

Israel Spies and Spies and Spies
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Here we go again! Israel is caught red handed spying against the United States and everyone in Congress is silent, as are nearly all the mainstream media which failed to report the story. And the federal government itself, quick to …
globalresearch.ca/israel-spies/5689437

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Condemns Guaido and Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Claudio Fermin, leader of the 'Soluciones Para Venezuela' opposition party, railed against lawmaker Juan Guaido, accusing him of wasting the opportunity for peace talks. Fermin also addressed sanctions, attacking them as an enemy of peace and economic recovery. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition | The comments were made on Monday to reporters following the signing of wide-ranging…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Oppos…

Venezuela: Despite U.S. sanctions Maduro delivers house number 2.8 million
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-17
As a part of Great Housing Mission Venezuela, the national program guarantees citizens' access to adequate housing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/17/venezuela-despit…

Inside the Syrian Peace Talks
W. Alejandro Sanchez | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Eight years since its inception in 2011, the Syrian civil war rages on, a conflict that has taken on grand geopolitical dimensions and resulted in tens of thousands killed and a massive exodus of refugees. While other tensions and conflicts around the world have since grabbed the attention of major media outlets, the situation in…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/inside-the-s…

Netanyahu Has Resisted Peace for 23 Years, but the Resistance Movement Is Getting Stronger
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The occupation of Palestine is always at the center of Middle East turmoil, and it would seem the name which is associated with conflicts in the region for over 23 years is Benjamin Netanyahu. It all began in 1996 …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-resisted-pea…

US Rejects "Resolution" in All Its War Theaters
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Permanent war is longstanding US policy. Today it's military Keynesianism on steroids. | With all categories included, spending for militarism, warmaking, maintaining its global empire of bases, so-called homeland security, black budgets, and related areas is more than double official the …
globalresearch.ca/us-rejects-resolution-…

"911!" The Book Amazon May Not Want Americans to Read
Gary Brumback | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-17
"911!" is the title of my new book.1 You immediately recognize the title as the nationwide telephone number to call for help or rescue. My choice of this title was deliberate. America and the world need to be rescued from the wrongdoing and evildoing by the power elite of America's corpocracy, or the Devil's marriage …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/911-the-book-…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Teachers across Colombia staged another nationwide strike on September 12 to protest continuing violence and threats by far-right paramilitary groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/wrkr…

Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America's Endless 'War on Terror'
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it's time we gave a thought to the dead who were ignored. According…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/recalling-th…

Colombia: Record Violence Against Local Elections Candidates
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
From the beginning of the electoral campaign on July 27 until Sep. 16, political violence in Colombia have left 40 candidates threatened with death, 2 candidates kidnapped, 5 candidates victims of attacks and 7 candidates killed, according to the Mission of Electoral Observation (MOE), an independent platform of social organizations which promotes the exercise of civil and political rights. | RELATED: | Colombia: Candidate for Mayor Killed at Campaign Event | Currently, some 117,000 peo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Rights…

Israelis Vote for 2nd Time This Year to Elect New PM
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster." | RELATED: | 'Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israelis-Vote-fo…

The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
The American media world–both social media and "news" media–is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into college. | But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our ta…
truthdig.com/articles/the-big-american-b…

The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
The American media world–both social media and "news" media–is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into college. | But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our ta…
truthdig.com/articles/the-big-american-b…

What is Energy Denial?
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half a century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism. Nowhere is this more apparent than abandonment of the slogan popular during the early Earth Days: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/what-is-ener…

The Southern Strategy and Donald Trump
Mario Barrera | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Contemporary Republican politicians like to invoke the legacy of Ronald Reagan to bolster their policies. However, the type of White nationalism being espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters more accurately traces back to two less appealing Republican personalities: Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon, and to the backlash created by the Civil Rights Movement of the nineteen sixties.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/the-southern…

Health Care: Premiums and Taxes
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
There's an old joke about a lawyer who is questioning a doctor on an autopsy they had done on someone who was allegedly a murder victim. The lawyer asked the doctor, "did you check whether the patient was breathing?" The doctor answers "no." The lawyer then asks…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/health-care-…

Mickey Mouse Networks
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Mickey Mouse Networks Paracelsus' peristalsis' Plops a lot about the house Behind the couch We slice 'em down And there inside one's Mickey Mouse The emperor comes crawling out My lord! we cry. It worked! And Paracelsus bows. We've caught you now! Perhaps you'd like to say your piece Before we push this stake straight…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/mickey-mouse…

From Voice of America to NPR: New CEO Lansing's Glass House
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
I don't know about you, but I take a teeny weeny bit of offense when a guy in a glass house lobs a great big stone and expects me not to notice the sound of shattering. Which brings me to National Public Radio. When the ubiquitous news and public affairs network announced the appointment of…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/from-voice-o…

You Say You Want a Revolution: a Prison Letter to Yoko Ono
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Dear Yoko Ono, Years, years, and years ago, in 1980, a pathetically deranged man murdered the love of your life. You were walking home, into the Manhattan building where you lived, and suddenly this man, seeking the world's adoration, gunned down your husband, John Lennon. Mark Chapman was given a 20-to-life sentence. After almost four decades, he remains in prison. You want to…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/you-say-you-…

Seize Solidarity House
Rich Gibson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
The corrupt and Quisling leadership of the United Auto Workers Union has sent its 50,000 General Motors worker-members out on strike–a strike the labor bosses probably never wanted, as with the wildcat school workers' strikes of recent months. While William Serrin in his, "The Company and the Union," showed how the UAW used a counterfeit…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/seize-solida…

The Danger of Inspiration in a Time of Ecological Crisis
Robert Jensen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Naomi Klein's new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, has one crippling flaw–it's inspiring. At this moment in history, inspiring talk about solutions to multiple, cascading ecological crises is dangerous. At the conclusion of these 18 essays that bluntly outline the crises and explain a Green New Deal response, Klein bolsters readers…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/the-danger-o…

Governor Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Species Protections
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
The California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1, legislation blocking Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations, on Friday, September 13, on a 43-21 party-line vote. But Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next day that he plans to veto the bill. Newsom said he backs the principles behind the legislation, but doesn't support the bill as written.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/governor-new…

The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The conscientious judges of the European Court of Human Rights published a judgement a fortnight ago which utterly exploded the version of events promulgated by Western governments and media in the case of the late Mr Magnitskiy. Yet I can …
globalresearch.ca/magnitskiy-myth-explod…

The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …
globalresearch.ca/dnc-debates-sham/56892…

No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …
globalresearch.ca/no-border-wall-destabi…

Four Funerals and a Wedding: A Brief History of the War on Humanity
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Here, in the village of Stryszow in Southern Poland, you can hear the funeral ceremonies from the farmhouse on the hill where I reside during my time in this Country. The mournful cadences of the undertaker match the dull mechanical …
globalresearch.ca/brief-history-war-huma…

Will the US Farming Crisis Determine the Next President?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The American farm sector is undergoing its worst crisis since the 1980's. Extreme snow and then unusually heavy rainfall across the Midwest farm belt this spring and summer have severely delayed or reduced crop plantings. That comes after several years …
globalresearch.ca/will-us-farming-crisis…

Martial Law Masquerading as Law and Order: The Police State's Language of Force
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
"Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only …
globalresearch.ca/martial-law-masqueradi…

Why War? Is There any Way of Delivering Humanity from the Menace of War? Mutual Exchange between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud
Dr. Albert Einstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Caputh near Potsdam, 30th July, 1932. | Dear Professor Freud, | The proposal of the League of Nations and its International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation at Paris that I should invite a person, to be chosen by myself, to a frank exchange …
globalresearch.ca/why-war-is-there-any-w…

Wild Life in Peril: Trump's Border Wall Puts Borderland Birds at Risk
Laiken Jordahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
From the wetlands of California's Tijuana Slough near San Diego to the lush Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are a haven for hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species. This is a birding mecca….
globalresearch.ca/trump-border-wall-puts…

Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/brgm…

On Climate and Food, What's the Lesson We Insist on Missing?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| "Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious," CNN warns us in its coverage of the UN's new " Climate Change and Land" report. The New York Times announces that "Climate Change Threatens the World's Food Supply." | Reading these headlines,…
truthout.org/articles/on-climate-and-foo…

Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/17/warning…

Cutting Health Benefits of 1,900 Whole Food Workers Saved World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos What He Makes in Less Than Six Hours
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
A new analysis finds that the billionaire could provide annual coverage slashed last week with just a fraction of what he makes personally each day. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Russia-Saudi Relations: Putin's S-400 Sales Pitch to Saudi Arabia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Those surprised by President Putin's S-400 sales pitch to Saudi Arabia earlier this week while speaking in Ankara alongside his Turkish and Iranian counterparts clearly haven't been following the rapid development of Russian-Saudi relations and are likely influenced by the …
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Selected Articles: Drone Attack on Saudi Oil
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
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Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-17
Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…
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Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
Then-U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC Studios December 19, 2004 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
A much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes. (Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
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Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
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Outing the Board Members of the NRA
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!
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Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/15/1882628…

Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Protections
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
After Newsom's announcement that he plans to veto SB 1, it is no surprise that the total contributions from agriculture in his 2018 campaign for Governor were $637,398. Newsom received $58,400 from Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon Stewart Resnick, $58,400 from Lynda Resnick and $58,400 from E.J. Gallo. Agribusiness tycoons are strident supporters of the voluntary agreements and the Delta Tunnel — and are among the strongest proponents of attacks on the Endangered Species Act, a landmark federal environmental law that SB 1 would help protect.
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Election 2020: Time to Stop Pretending and Start Over
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
"Imagine what would be possible right now with ideas that are bold enough to meet the challenges of our time, but big enough, as well, that they could unify the American people [like the 9/11 attacks did]," said South Bend, Indian mayor Pete Buttigieg in his opening statement at the September 12 Democratic presidential nomination…
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"On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…
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Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…
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Elizabeth Warren wins Working Families Party endorsement in Democratic primary
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON (PAI)–By a 61%-36% count, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., beat Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., for the Working Families Party endorsement for next year's Democratic presidential nomination. The nod to Warren is notable for two reasons: One is the WFP includes some of the nation's most-committed progressive activists, who can now be expected to hit the …
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Trump is 'corruption in the flesh', presidential contender Warren says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried US President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts."Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.While aggressive, the message was a familiar one.Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. | But rarely has she addressed such a crowd wi…
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Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…
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Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…
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US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
(CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks

Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-16
As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.
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Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran
Peter Symonds | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …
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"Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …
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'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump
rt.com | 2019-09-16
While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…
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Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …
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Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …
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'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First"
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being “Saudi Arabia’s Bitch is Not America First”

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack

Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility

Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…
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Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…
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John Bolton is out, but neocon agenda stays
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-16
Lawrence Wilkerson, who served alongside John Bolton in the Bush administration, discusses the ouster of the "ruthless" neoconservative war hawk…
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La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-16
Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…
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A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong
Dr Marcus Papadopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …
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Ilhan Omar Hopes Israel Would Not Elect Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said during an interview Sunday that she hopes Israel will "make a different decision" and not re-elect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Slams Death Threat After Xenophobic Attacks | During the "Face The Nation" interview on CBS, Omar said that she hopes people of Israeli will recognize that Netanyahu's "existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory." | "For many of us in Congress, it has been…
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Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely…
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In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…
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Cuba Speaks Up On Fuel Provision Situation Due To US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Cuban Foreign Affair minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the U.S. government once more for blocking the entrance of fuel to the Caribbean island. He qualified these actions as genocide and pointed out the privations and difficulties that impact Cuban family directly. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | In the last few days, Cuba has a shortage of petroleum mainly related to the upsurge of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. sin…
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#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner | …
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Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
The Venezuelan government and several opposition parties announced multiple agreements and the beginning of a new round of dialogue that deals with issues relating to future elections, prisoners release and the rejection of U.S. blockade against the country. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez announced the points agreed on which include the return of lawmakers from the ruling party PSUV to the country's National As…
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Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-16
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source…
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Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo
James Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in | …
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What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War?
Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …
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Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
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Three Men Accused of Torturing Migrants Are Arrested in Italy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Three men were arrested Monday in Italy over accusations of rape, torture and human trafficking of migrants at a prisoners camp in Libya after several witnesses recognized them in Sicily, as reported by The Guardian. | The three men allegedly ran the notorious Zawiya prison, a former military base where they retained those trying to sail through the Mediterranean until they could pay a ransom. | RELATED | Rwanda to Take in Refugees Trapped in Libya's Detention Centers | The ac…
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Common Pesticide Makes Migrating Birds Anorexic
Elizabeth Pennisi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that's just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced …
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Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves,…
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