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2018-10-21: News Headlines

teleSUR (2018-10-21). Venezuela Condemns US Speculation on Chinese Investment in Latin America, Caribbean. telesurtv.net During a visit to Panama, United States Secretary of State told the region to be wary of Chinese investments.

teleSUR (2018-10-21). Former Peruvian Supreme Judge Arrested In Spain For Corruption. telesurtv.net "With the arrest warrant yesterday we processed the red alert […] Today in the early hours of the morning he was captured, the details will be in the report, but it was between three and four in the morning. He's in a police station," President Vizcarra said.

RT (2018-10-21). 'Not satisfied' after all: Trump wants more answers, but won't scrap Saudi deals over Khashoggi case. rt.com After initially saying the Saudi version of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's accidental death seems plausible, Donald Trump now insists that he is not yet "satisfied" with their answer, but won't pull out of trade deals with Riyadh.

Omid Shams (2018-10-21). Iran: National Teachers' Strike Could Herald New Era Of Dissent. iranian.com Iran witnessed a nationwide strike by teachers on October 14-15. Iranian social media exploded with photos and videos of the teachers' sit-ins at elementary and high schools across more than a dozen cities. Official Iranian media completely ignored the strike, however, while mainstream media abroad largely either downplayed the story or covered it as if the protests were only about better […]

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-21). 'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed In 'Fistfight,' Trump White House Issues 'Laughably Weak' Response. iranian.com Saudi Arabia's "explanation for the arbitrary execution of Jamal Khashoggi is just not plausible. No government should accept it," says U.N. special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions. "We call BS," declared CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin on Friday after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia finally confirmed that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul—but also […]

SCPN (2018-10-21). Mother Calls Out Santa Cruz Police for Publicly Humiliating People with 'Serious Life Problems'. indybay.org Community members continue to complain about the Santa Cruz Police Department policy of allowing violent and vigilante types of comments from the public to remain visible on their social media accounts, however few avenues are available for them to pursue their complaints. Recently the mother of an individual targeted by SCPD spoke out on social media, accusing the department of bias for selectively posting mugshots and other photos of individuals they have arrested, which she says results in violent comments made towards those individuals by the public.

SGFF (2018-10-21). SF Green Film Festival presents the Award Winning 'Wilder Than Wild'. indybay.org Sports Basement | 610 Old Mason Street | San Francisco…

Middle East Eye (2018-10-20). Saudis Finally Admit to Killing Khashoggi After Claiming He Was Alive. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Saudi Arabia confirmed late Friday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In a statement on Saudi state television, the country's chief prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and "people who met him" in the consulate. The brawl resulted in Khashoggi's death, the prosecutor said. The confirmation marked an astounding […]…

Jason Ditz (2018-10-20). US, Israel Send Secret Delegation to Ukraine to Train Against S-300. globalresearch.ca The US and Israeli militaries recently sent a secret delegation to Ukraine to test the capabilities of the Russian-made S-300 air defense systems. Ukrainian military officials explained the limitations of the systems. | The sudden interest in the S-300 is …

PCHR (2018-10-20). PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds. imemc.org On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with…

Pepe Escobar (2018-10-20). What Sanctions on Russia and China Really Mean. globalresearch.ca A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and "supply chain resiliency" bluntly accuses China of "military expansion" and "a strategy of economic aggression," mostly because Beijing is the only source for "a number of chemical products used …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-20). How Will We Defend Choice After Kavanaugh? truthout.org The Trump administration and the Republicans succeeded in getting Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court last week, and our side — the people who stand with the sexual assault survivors who stood up to Kavanaugh — is coming to grips with the reality of a conservative-packed Court and the threat it poses to women's rights. | Thanks to the bravery of Christine Blasey Ford and others who came forward with their allegations, and the tens of thousands who are part of a growing movement around sexual harassment and violenc…

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-20). As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen? therealnews.com Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new…

Felicity Arbuthnot (2018-10-20). 14 Years Ago, Thinking the Unthinkable: "Was Margaret Hassan Sacrificed" by the British Government? globalresearch.ca This article was first published by Global Research on June 10, 2006. | Fourteen years ago today, Margaret Hassan, Head of Care International in Iraq was kidnapped. A month later she was murdered, her body has never been found. Her …

Consortiumnews (2018-10-20). Report Says Russia-gaters Should Go Quietly in the Night. consortiumnews.com After more than two years of mania about Russia stealing the 2016 election for Trump and demonization of anyone who questioned it, an embarrassing end may soon be near for the Russia-gaters, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone In a… Read more →

Jason Ditz (2018-10-20). John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact. Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on […]…

Kurt Nimmo (2018-10-20). Why the Surprise? Saudi Arabia Has Always Engaged in Murder. globalresearch.ca It is understandable people are outraged over the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Meanwhile, few are outraged over the murder of thousands in Yemen and the prospect of the worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. The United States …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-20). As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen? therealnews.com Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new…

Staff (2018-10-20). For Alaskan Politics, a Week of Surprises. truthdig.com Gov. Bill Walker drops his bid for re-election shortly before the vote. Earlier, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott quit over what was called an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-20). NATO's Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China. globalresearch.ca NATO's upcoming Trident Junction 18 drill in Norway will be held at the end of the month and is expected to see the participation of 40,000 troops. | The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia's …

Ulson Gunnar (2018-10-20). The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing. globalresearch.ca A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning came just before his death in March of this …

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-20). Inside Nikki Haley's Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group. therealnews.com Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley's admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea.

Tyler Durden (2018-10-20). Watch: The Most Repulsive 3 Minutes Ever Broadcast on TV. theantimedia.com (ZHE Op-ed) — Thomas Friedman appears to be the only one still left defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even as David Ignatius attempts to momentarily change his tune as it's looking all too clear that MbS personally ordered the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Istanbul consulate over two weeks ago. Friedman actually went on CNN to attempt to explain himself on […]…

South Front (2018-10-20). Video: ISIS Captures 700 Hostages Including US, EU Citizens. globalresearch.ca ISIS has captured 700 hostages, including US and European citizens, in Syria and is killing 10 people a day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Valdai Discussion Club's 15th Annual Meeting on October 18. He criticized US forces for …

Staff (2018-10-20). Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is Widely Denounced. truthdig.com The kingdom's story that the journalist died during a fistfight at the consulate in Istanbul is met with worldwide skepticism and condemnation, except by President Trump.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-20). Strategic Assessment of the War on Syria in Fall 2018: Idlib & the Northeast. globalresearch.ca The onset of three major developments next month will change the entire dynamic of the War on Syria, meaning that the country's decision makers must urgently assess the true state of strategic affairs as they presently stand, forecast the most …

Staff (2018-10-20). Trump: U.S. Will Pull Out of Intermediate-Range Nuke Pact. truthdig.com The president claims Russia is violating the pact, which prohibits the U.S. and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-20). "Feminist Freedom Warriors" Project Seeks to Build Global Solidarity. truthout.org As organizing for social justice reverberates across the US, many of the movements engaged in different forms of resistance are rooting themselves in at least two ways: in having deep understandings — both historical and current — of multiple and interacting systems of oppression, and in learning from struggles and movements for justice that have resisted those systems and are building toward new futures. | Part of this visioning requires laying a foundation for work that is principled, both broad and specific in nature and scope, and grows out of the lived realities of communities challenging violenc…

IMEMC News (2018-10-20). Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar. imemc.org Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-10-20). Be Skeptical Whenever The Political/Media Class Converges On A Single Narrative. iranian.com The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed appear […]

RT (2018-10-20). Sex robot gets 92 Tinder matches in 2 hours. rt.com Millions of people go on dating apps for some human warmth now and then — for some, though, 'human' isn't necessarily part of the equation. A realistic sex robot has garnered almost a hundred matches on Tinder in just two hours.

RT (2018-10-20). Not buying it: Lawmakers & journalists skeptical of Saudi story about Khashoggi death. rt.com Multiple US lawmakers, journalists and pundits voiced their disbelief in the official Saudi account of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, calling it spin and a cover-up. Some even blamed US President Donald Trump.

Viktor Mikhin (2018-10-20). Iran Is A Sovereign State And Not Part Of The US. iranian.com The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to reporters, categorically stated, that the US sanctions on Iran (imposed illegitimately, contrary to international law and accepted codes of practice) would "be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course." The aggressive tone of this statement is rather startling — as […]

Gary Rivlin (2018-10-20). How Wall Street Drove Public Pensions Into Crisis and Pocketed Billions in Fees. theintercept.com A Wall Street Coup: | Thousands of Kentucky public school teachers swarmed the state Capitol earlier this year, angry not about low salaries, but about their shrinking pensions. Among their concerns: the high portion of their money that has ended up in the hands of Wall Street in opaque, high-cost products that seem to benefit no one aside from the people who sold them. Rising pension costs helped to send teachers in Colorado RT (2018-10-20). Trump vows to pull US out of 'unacceptable' nuclear missile deal with Russia. rt.com The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia's alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to "develop the weapons."

RT (2018-10-20). Trump finds Saudi version of Khashoggi death 'credible,' touts arms deals with 'great ally'. rt.com Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi's "unacceptable" death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe.

wsws (2018-10-20). US charges new Russian conspiracy to interfere in midterm elections. wsws.org The charges have been released without the slightest evidence, but have immediately been accepted as gospel and amplified by the American media.

RT (2018-10-20). As Bolton heads to Moscow, US charges another Russian with 'election meddling'. rt.com The Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 and upcoming 2018 elections, in an indictment released just one day before crucial meetings between US and Russian officials.

Tyler Cullis (2018-10-20). New U.S. Sanctions On Iran And Europe's Response. iranian.com It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. This week, the Trump administration announced a new set of sanctions against some of Iran's major industrial companies and financial institutions. This included Bank Parsian and Sina Bank—two private Iranian financial institutions with which foreign banks had often engaged to facilitate legitimate trade between Iran and the […]

wsws (2018-10-20). Saudi regime admits Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate. wsws.org The Saudi version of events, a crude cover-up attempt, is a compilation of improbable lies.

Tehran Times (2018-10-20). Asghar Farhadi To Receive Stockholm Visionary Award. iranian.com The two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi will be honored with the Stockholm Visionary Award this year at the 29th Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, the organizers announced last week. The organizers called Farhadi "one of world cinema's greatest masters" and added "He meticulously depicts contemporary issues in his films, and how these are reflected […]

Rannie Amiri (2018-10-19). There is No "Proxy War" in Yemen. counterpunch.org Those in the Western media too busy to be bothered trying to understand the complexities, intricacies and nuances of the Middle East often resort to concluding nearly all conflicts there are some kind of "proxy war" between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This is usually out of ignorance, reducing disputes to the lowest common dominator of More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-10-19). News Guild, others discuss moves after Khashoggi murder. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — The News Guild and 29 other news and journalism groups are discussing their next moves to pressure both the U.S. and the Saudi governments after the murder of outspoken dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But News Guild President Bernie Lunzer added, in a brief telephone interview…

Dr. Hakim Young (2018-10-19). Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air. counterpunch.org Grade 12thAfghan student Jamila Omary asked, "Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?" Iqbal Khyber answered, "No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less secure." What a breath of fresh air in the More

Stephen S. Roach (2018-10-19). The Sino-American Innovation Dilemma: A Conflict with Deep Roots and Tough Solutions. globalresearch.ca In the midst of an ever-escalating tariff war, I do not share the view that Sino-American tensions are all about trade imbalances. The real battle is a strategic clash over innovation and technology — the Holy Grail of any nation's …

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-10-19). Saudi Stops Funding Terror in Syria as the Arab League Prepares to Resume Ties with Damascus: The Time Is Not Yet Ripe for Retaking Idlib. globalresearch.ca The October 15 deadline agreed to by Turkey, Russia and Iran for Turkey to evacuate all heavy weapons and jihadist groups along a 15-20 km demilitarised demarcation line around Idlib and its rural area, including rural Latakia, has come and …

Democracy Now! (2018-10-19). Headlines for October 19, 2018. democracynow.org NYT: Saudis May Blame Adviser to Crown Prince for Khashoggi Murder, Trump Says He Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Trump Praises Body-Slamming Rep. Gianforte, Attacks Sen. Warren at Montana Rally, Report: Trump Family Lied About Real Estate Deals Around the World, Emails Show Trump Pushed for Keeping FBI HQ in Washington, D.C., Honduran Caravan Continues to U.S. as Trump Threatens Central American Leaders, Brazil: Haddad Accuses Far-Right Bolsonaro of Paid Online Smear Campaign, Taliban Claims Killing of Top Afghan General and U.S. Ally Gen. Raziq, Israeli Court Overturns U.S. Student's Deportation, DOJ Opens Investig…

Lorraine Chow (2018-10-19). 2018 is likely fourth-hottest year on record. peoplesworld.org After a summer of record-breaking heatwaves and devastating wildfires, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the planet's hottest years in recorded history. From January through September, the average global temperature was 1.39 ∞F above the 20th century average of 57.5 ∞F, making it the fourth warmest yea…

David Yearsley (2018-10-19). Shock-and-Awe Inside Oracle Arena. counterpunch.org Tuesday's season opener of the Golden State Warriors was one long, inexorable crescendo, a game of attrition for the eardrums. The spectacle began with the thump of open air drums and ended with a shock-and-awe aural attack that rained down on the invaders, the Oklahoma City Thunder. In spite of their totem, the visitors did More

Robert Fantina (2018-10-19). Trump, Human Rights and the Middle East. counterpunch.org There is little that is reported in what passes for 'news' today that astounds this writer. Having lived through several presidential administrations, countless U.S. wars, and who knows how many political campaigns, he had thought, for some time, that he'd seen it all. But no, Stephen Collinson, writing for CNN, has caused him to realize More

John Davis (2018-10-19). The Last History of the United States. counterpunch.org Capitalism, funded by the New World's gold and silver, was only able to metastasize once it could feed on a surplus of commodities. Cotton, sugar and tobacco were the mainstays of the American slave states – production that was powered by the overseer's whip upon the backs of African slaves, in what Edward E. Baptist calls the 'whipping machine'. Cotton was King and in Britain it was spun into cloth almost exclusively, after about 1830, in coal-powered steam mills. Fossil fuels and the whip thus cohered in the production of this dominant commodity. Democracy Now! (2018-10-19). Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed: In Khashoggi Murder, Saudi Arabia Must Not Be Allowed to Investigate Itself. democracynow.org As details continue to emerge about the disappearance and probable murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, we speak with Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed about Khashoggi's history as a Saudi journalist and government insider, and the future of Saudi Arabia. She is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre. She was stripped of her Saudi citizenship in 2005 for criticizing Saudi authorities. Her new piece in The New York Times is titled "Why King Salman Must Replace M.B.S."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-19). Dissident Saudi Academic Madawi Al-Rasheed on Khashoggi's Disappearance, U.S.-Saudi Relations & More. democracynow.org Evidence is mounting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a squad of 15 Saudi hit men shortly after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Four of the men implicated in Khashoggi's death are reportedly linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security detail. After weeks of defending Saudi Arabia, President Trump said Thursday that he believes Khashoggi is dead, and acknowledged allegations against the Saudis. W…

Dave Lindorff (2018-10-19). US 'Outrage' over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible. counterpunch.org The US media are in high dudgeon over the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi living in the US in self-imposed exile who among other things had been writing articles critical of the current Saudi royal leadership, and especially Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Certainly outrage is justified. It More

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2018-10-19). Russia's Unlearned Lessons From the Failed Revolt of 1993. thenation.com Russia's Unlearned Lessons From the Failed Revolt of 1993…

Vanessa Beeley (2018-10-19). Syria: The White Helmets and Armed Group Leader in Daraa Al Balad. Vanessa Beeley. globalresearch.ca "If you shout at us we will cry, we are so sensitive" Abu Mohanad Al Mahamid told me on the 20th September 2018. Al Mahamid is the leader of the still-functioning White Helmet center in Dara'a Al Balad to the …

Middle East Eye (2018-10-19). Can Mohammed bin Salman Survive Khashoggi's Assassination? theantimedia.com (MEE Op-ed) — America's special relationship with the royal family of Al Saud has long been controversial: an ultraconservative, oil-fueled kingdom run by a single family through medieval, draconian laws, disregarding basic human rights. Yet, as Washington's client, Saudi Arabia has helped consecutive US administrations to balance US national interests in the region — often at the expense […]…

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Jason Ditz (2018-10-19). Trump Threatens to Send Military to Shut Down Border With Mexico. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — After a couple of days of non-specific threats regarding a planned migrant caravan heading from Honduras and El Salvador to the US, President Trump is now threatening to send the military to the US-Mexico border, and to close the border entirely. Trump declared the caravan an "assault on our country," claiming it is "far more important […]…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-10-19). Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Khashoggi Narrative. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed […]…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-19). Netanyahu Attacks Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem for Criticizing Israeli Occupation at U.N. democracynow.org Fears are growing as Israel escalates its military presence along its heavily militarized separation barrier with Gaza. Israel has deployed 60 tanks to meet Palestinian protesters gathering today to protest the ongoing Israeli occupation and demand the right of return for those displaced from their homes. Israel has announced it is implementing a "zero tolerance" policy toward protesters in Gaza, who have been staging weekly Friday protests since March 30 under the banner of the Great March of Return. Since then, Israeli forces have killed at least 170 Palestinians, including more than 30 children, and injured at…

Yuriy Zinin (2018-10-19). Anniversary of Gaddafi's Death and the Current Situation in Libya. globalresearch.ca The seventh anniversary of the killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 provides us with an opportunity to reassess those dramatic events which caused a major step backwards in the country's development. With the fall of …

Karl Schuler (2018-10-19). Agent Orange and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: Living Disabled. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2018-10-19). Saudi State Media Confirms Khashoggi Is Dead. truthdig.com Saudi prosecutors say writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a quarrel, and 18 Saudi nationals are being held on suspicion of being involved in the death.

Mark Gruenberg (2018-10-19). Markey: 'Trump is waging a regulatory war' against workers, consumers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—"Donald Trump is waging a regulatory war the likes of which we've never seen," against workers and consumers, a top pro-consumer legislator, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says. And Trump's not the only one. Another speaker on a panel hosted by the National Consumers League, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a cons…

aclu (2018-10-19). Don't Board Our Buses Without Probable Cause or a Warrant. aclu.org The president of the Greyhound bus drivers' union urges management to stand up to Trump's deportation machine. | When I first started working at Greyhound 28 years ago, I was told that I would never be able to drive a bus. I'm a woman of color. But I got trained, and I became a bus driver. Soon after, I joined Local 1700 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, and today I am the local's president. | Local 1700 represents 3,500 Greyhound drivers, mechanics, and terminal workers. My job, as the president, is to advocate on behalf of our members for fair pay, safety, and wellbeing. But today, I'm advocating for our custom…

Robert Hunziker (2018-10-19). The Negan Syndrome. counterpunch.org Overnight, like a flash of light, the far right took another big step forward on the world stage. Brazil's latest voting results as of October 7th are testimony to the grinding power and overwhelming influence of the irrepressible far-right, a worldwide phenomenon that brings in its wake the death knell of liberal democracy, aka the More

IMEMC News (2018-10-19). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, wounding several protesters, including an international peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated […]…

Rev. William Alberts (2018-10-19). Judge Kavanaugh's Defenders Doth Protest Too Much. counterpunch.org On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to More

Sam Husseini (2018-10-19). The Most Strategic Midterm Race: Elder Challenges Hoyer. counterpunch.org Especially with Brett Kavanaugh's accession to the Supreme Court, many are understandably absorbed with the importance of trying to end the Republican majorities in Congress for the midterm elections. But simply always backing Democrats will likely propel the party further toward the establishment corporate right. If voters are just going to get behind a Democratic More

Patrick Martin (2018-10-19). The CIA Democrats: From the State Department to Capitol Hill. globalresearch.ca Read Part I and II here. | Candidates from a military-intelligence background are seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 40 percent of the congressional districts targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2018 elections. They make up the largest …

Julia Conley (2018-10-19). While President Continues to Play Dumb on Murder, 2016 Reporting Shows Saudis Only Blacklisted Khashoggi After Journalist Criticized… Trump. globalresearch.ca As a columnist for the Washington Post, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi frequently criticized his home country's government—denouncing the country's treatment of women and most recently, in his final column published Wednesday, calling on Saudi officials to Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Robert Fisk (2018-10-19). The Story of the Armenian Legion: a Dark Tale of Anger and Revenge. counterpunch.org Governments at war make dangerous promises. And the First World War was a time of promises and lies. The promises came first: in 1916, the British told the Arabs they could have independence; in 1917, they told the Jews they could have a homeland; and the French told the survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide that they could More

Alan MacLeod (2018-10-19). Why Is Russiagate Rumbling Into the 2018 Midterms? fair.org New Yorker ( 10/1/18) | The November 6 midterms are fast approaching, yet much of the media is still looking back to the 2016 elections, and specifically the alleged Russian interference in them. | The New Yorker ( 10/1/18) published a 7,000-word article headlined "How Russia Help…

Jill Richardson (2018-10-19). Identity Crisis: Elizabeth Warren's Claims Cherokee Heritage. counterpunch.org Elizabeth Warren recently released DNA results as evidence she has a Native American ancestor. Trump, meanwhile, has been referring to Warren as "Pocahontas" to ridicule that claim. The two show useful examples of different kinds of racism. Trump's racism is obvious. He's using the name Pocahontas as a racial slur. He means to target Warren, More

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-19). Khashoggi's Murder and Saudi War Crimes in Yemen Were Facilitated by US. truthout.org The alleged torture, dismemberment and killing of Saudi citizen and US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul has triggered justifiable outrage throughout the United States and around the world. But amid the outcry over Khashoggi's death, many media and public figures still fail to acknowledge the war crimes Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen with US assistance. | Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, had written critically about the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Post…

Elliot Sperber (2018-10-19). Build More Gardens, Phase out Cars. counterpunch.org Because plants convert CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into oxygen, gardens combat global warming. Right? Isn't this, as Sherlock Holmes would say, elementary? So why then is the mayor of a major coastal city, one whose very existence is threatened by global warming, intent on destroying community gardens? Could it be because the mayor of New More

Andrew Levine (2018-10-19). Democrats Ahead: Progressives Beware. counterpunch.org Any minimally plausible Democrat, perhaps even one as hapless as Joe Biden, would have easily trounced Donald Trump in 2016. Hillary Clinton had to outdo herself to lose. It is almost an article of faith in progressive circles that had Bernie Sanders been the nominee, as he might have been had the Clintons and the More

RT (2018-10-19). Marijuana legalization linked to spike in car crashes, studies reveal. rt.com Marijuana legalization hit another milestone this week as Canada lifted its ban on the drug. But new research may undermine pot's march towards the mainstream, as two studies have linked legalization with a rise in car crashes.

RT (2018-10-19). Haunted by 'slaves' or 'dead Iraqi soldiers'? Social media reacts to Bush daughter's WH ghost story. rt.com George W. Bush's daughter has had some Halloween fun on TV, opening up about "ghosts" in the White House. It prompted some on social media to say there is evil lurking in the mansion.

Nick Estes (2018-10-19). Native American Sovereignty Is Under Attack. Here's How Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Hurt Our Struggle. theintercept.com Elizabeth Warren took the bait on Donald Trump's racist "Pocahontas" DNA challenge. Her reaction hurt more than she might realize.

RT (2018-10-19). 'Trump asked if I was from the same tribe as Warren': Nikki Haley's top jokes at NYC fundraiser. rt.com Many predict a presidential run for Nikki Haley, but we have a better idea: stand-up comedy. She may be known now for her unflagging belligerence at the UN, but in an ideal world, she could kill 'em with laughs, not bombs.

wsws (2018-10-19). Anti-Kissinger protest at New York University. wsws.org Protesters gathered outside of NYU's business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.

wsws (2018-10-19). Trump scrambles to cover for Saudi regime as crisis over Khashoggi murder mounts. wsws.org Pompeo's meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed were aimed at signaling continued US support while making a pretense of seeking a full accounting of Khashoggi's disappearance.

wsws (2018-10-19). Trump administration accelerates war drive against China. wsws.org Since Vice President Mike Pence's denunciations of Beijing two weeks ago, the anti-China drumbeat from top US officials has increased.

wsws (2018-10-19). Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International. wsws.org The meetings in December will enable workers, youth and professionals opposed to social inequality, authoritarianism and war to discuss the critical political lessons drawn by the Trotskyist movement during eight decades of struggle.

RT (2018-10-19). NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO). rt.com Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows. |

RT (2018-10-19). 'Hope we can keep it': Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh.

RT (2018-10-19). Migrant caravan using women & children as human shields to break into Mexico — Pompeo. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some choice words about the thousands-strong crowd of Central American migrants surging toward Mexico, urging the country to take any and all steps necessary to halt the human wave.

aclu (2018-10-18). Meet Edward Blum, the Man Who Wants to Kill Affirmative Action in Higher Education. aclu.org Activist Edward Blum has been trying to destroy race-conscious college admissions for a long time. | In a federal lawsuit that went to trial this week, the organization Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard University's admissions practices, arguing that the consideration of race in the process violates the Equal Protection Clause. | So what's at stake in this case? A lot. | Just two years ago, in Fisher v. the University of Texas, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the consideration of race as part of a holistic admissions pr…

Dr. Hakim (2018-10-18). 'Arming Ourselves Will Worsen the War:' Working for Peace in Afghanistan. progressive.org Earlier this year, Afghan peace activists walked barefoot across their country to advocate for nonviolence. Now they're recruiting young people to take up the cause.

Paul Dobson (2018-10-18). International Economic Forecasts Point Towards Easing Venezuelan Recession in 2019. venezuelanalysis.com The IMF and the CEPAL predict a diminution of Venezuela's crisis next year, with Torino Capital even forecasting modest economic growth.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-18). Headlines for October 18, 2018. democracynow.org Saudis Transfer $100 Million to U.S. as Khashoggi Killing Crisis Deepens, Hurricane Michael Death Toll Tops 30 as Rescue Efforts Continue, Trump Asks Federal Agencies to Slash 5 Percent from Budgets as Deficit Swells, Canada Becomes 2nd Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Crimea: Student Gunman Kills 19, Injures Dozens at School Shooting, CNN: Russia Building Up Military Installations in Baltic Sea, Israeli Forces Bomb Gaza, Killing One and Injuring a Dozen Palestinians, Ethiopia: Women Make Up 50 Percent of New Cabinet, DRC: Dozens Killed as 200,000 People Expelled from Neighboring Angola, Chicago Releas…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-18). AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter. consortiumnews.com Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more →

Barry Schwabsky (2018-10-18). A History of Salvage. thenation.com The Met's "History Refused to Die" exhibition rewrites the art history of the American South through a group of self-taught practitioners. | The post A History of Salvage…

aclu (2018-10-18). In a Case that Rocked Alabama, a Man With Intellectual Disability Is Spared Death. aclu.org Almost a decade after his death sentence, the state agreed Lam Luong could not be executed and joined the defense in asking to change the sentence. | This week, in one of the highest profile cases in Alabama history, longtime ACLU client Lam Luong was resentenced to life in imprisonment without parole, nine years after he was sentenced to death. Luong's life was spared because experts hired by both the state of Alabama and the defense agreed that he met the criteria for intellectual disability. | Luong, born during the Vietnam War to a Vietnamese woman and a Black American serviceman, was convicted and sentenced…

Middle East Eye (2018-10-18). Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 to the US as Khashoggi Crisis Deepens. theantimedia.com (MEE) — When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics […]…

Bill Morlin (2018-10-18). Anti-Muslim bigot sent to prison for 24 years for mosque arson. splcenter.org A Texas man who openly expressed hatred of Muslims faces more than 24 years in federal prison after being convicted by a jury of firebombing a mosque in Victoria, Texas. Prosecutors call it a "straightforward case of hate."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-18). Sen. Warren's Claim to Native Heritage Didn't Aid Her Career, But Did It Keep Women of Color Out? democracynow.org Senator Elizabeth Warren has come under fire since releasing a DNA test Monday showing Native American ancestry. The announcement responded directly to President Trump, who has frequently attacked Senator Warren by calling her "Pocahontas." A Stanford professor of genetics says there is "strong evidence" of Native American lineage in Warren's family tree dating back six to 10 generations. At multiple points in her career, Warren identified as Native American, but she says she did not use the claim to advance her career. We speak with Annie Linskey, Washington, D.C., deputy bureau chief for The Boston Globe. She e…

2018-10-21: Social Media Postees

Venezuela Condemns US Speculation on Chinese Investment in Latin America, Caribbean
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-21
During a visit to Panama, United States Secretary of State told the region to be wary of Chinese investments.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

Former Peruvian Supreme Judge Arrested In Spain For Corruption
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-21
"With the arrest warrant yesterday we processed the red alert […] Today in the early hours of the morning he was captured, the details will be in the report, but it was between three and four in the morning. He's in a police station," President Vizcarra said.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/F…

Iran: National Teachers' Strike Could Herald New Era Of Dissent
Omid Shams | iranian.com | 2018-10-21
Iran witnessed a nationwide strike by teachers on October 14-15. Iranian social media exploded with photos and videos of the teachers' sit-ins at elementary and high schools across more than a dozen cities. Official Iranian media completely ignored the strike, however, while mainstream media abroad largely either downplayed the story or covered it as if the protests were only about better […] | The post Iran: National Teachers' Strike Could Herald New Era Of Dissent appeared first on
iranian.com/2018/10/20/iran-nati…

Mother Calls Out Santa Cruz Police for Publicly Humiliating People with 'Serious Life Problems'
SCPN | indybay.org | 2018-10-21
Community members continue to complain about the Santa Cruz Police Department policy of allowing violent and vigilante types of comments from the public to remain visible on their social media accounts, however few avenues are available for them to pursue their complaints. Recently the mother of an individual targeted by SCPD spoke out on social media, accusing the department of bias for selectively posting mugshots and other photos of individuals they have arrested, which she says results in violent comments made towards those individuals by the public.
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'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed In 'Fistfight,' Trump White House Issues 'Laughably Weak' Response
Jessica Corbett | iranian.com | 2018-10-21
Saudi Arabia's "explanation for the arbitrary execution of Jamal Khashoggi is just not plausible. No government should accept it," says U.N. special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions. "We call BS," declared CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin on Friday after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia finally confirmed that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul–but also […] | The post 'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed In 'Fistfi…
iranian.com/2018/10/20/we-call-b…

'Not satisfied' after all: Trump wants more answers, but won't scrap Saudi deals over Khashoggi case
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-21
After initially saying the Saudi version of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's accidental death seems plausible, Donald Trump now insists that he is not yet "satisfied" with their answer, but won't pull out of trade deals with Riyadh.
rt.com/usa/441845-trump-khashogg…

SF Green Film Festival presents the Award Winning 'Wilder Than Wild'
SGFF | indybay.org | 2018-10-21
Sports Basement | 610 Old Mason Street | San Francisco…
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PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-10-20
On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with…

PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds

John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-20
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact. Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on …

John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty

Report Says Russia-gaters Should Go Quietly in the Night
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-20
After more than two years of mania about Russia stealing the 2016 election for Trump and demonization of anyone who questioned it, an embarrassing end may soon be near for the Russia-gaters, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone In a… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/20/re…

Inside Nikki Haley's Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-10-20
Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley's admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea. | The post Inside Nikki Haley'…
therealnews.com/stories/inside-n…

For Alaskan Politics, a Week of Surprises
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-20
Gov. Bill Walker drops his bid for re-election shortly before the vote. Earlier, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott quit over what was called an inappropriate overture toward a woman. | The post For Alaskan Politics, a Week of Surprises appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing
Ulson Gunnar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning came just before his death in March of this … | The post The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-geopolitic…

Watch: The Most Repulsive 3 Minutes Ever Broadcast on TV
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-20
(ZHE Op-ed) — Thomas Friedman appears to be the only one still left defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even as David Ignatius attempts to momentarily change his tune as it's looking all too clear that MbS personally ordered the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Istanbul consulate over two weeks ago. Friedman actually went on CNN to attempt to explain himself on …

Watch: The Most Repulsive 3 Minutes Ever Broadcast on TV

As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen?
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-10-20
Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new… | The post As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in…
therealnews.com/stories/as-saudi…

NATO's Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
NATO's upcoming Trident Junction 18 drill in Norway will be held at the end of the month and is expected to see the participation of 40,000 troops. | The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia's … | The post NATO's Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China appeared first on Global Research
globalresearch.ca/natos-upcoming…

"Feminist Freedom Warriors" Project Seeks to Build Global Solidarity
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-20
As organizing for social justice reverberates across the US, many of the movements engaged in different forms of resistance are rooting themselves in at least two ways: in having deep understandings — both historical and current — of multiple and interacting systems of oppression, and in learning from struggles and movements for justice that have resisted those systems and are building toward new futures. | Part of this visioning requires laying a foundation for work that is principled, both broad and specific in nature and scope, and grows out of the lived realities of communities challenging violenc…
truthout.org/articles/feminist-f…

14 Years Ago, Thinking the Unthinkable: "Was Margaret Hassan Sacrificed" by the British Government?
Felicity Arbuthnot | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
This article was first published by Global Research on June 10, 2006. | Fourteen years ago today, Margaret Hassan, Head of Care International in Iraq was kidnapped. A month later she was murdered, her body has never been found. Her … | The post 14 Years Ago, Thinking the Unthinkable: "Was Margaret Hassan Sacrificed" by the British Government? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/thinking-the-u…

State Supreme Courts Thwart GOP Politicians' Court-Packing Plans
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-10-20
Republican politicians in Florida and West Virginia were on the verge of replacing most of the members of their state supreme courts, but those courts asserted their independence in the past few days and halted the court-packing plans. | In Florida, outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott had planned to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms end on Jan. 8, the same day the next governor will be sworn in. Scott tried to argue that he could fill the three seats that morning, even though the next governor…
truthout.org/articles/state-supr…

How Will We Defend Choice After Kavanaugh?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-10-20
The Trump administration and the Republicans succeeded in getting Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court last week, and our side — the people who stand with the sexual assault survivors who stood up to Kavanaugh — is coming to grips with the reality of a conservative-packed Court and the threat it poses to women's rights. | Thanks to the bravery of Christine Blasey Ford and others who came forward with their allegations, and the tens of thousands who are part of a growing movement around sexual harassment and violenc…
truthout.org/articles/how-will-w…

What Sanctions on Russia and China Really Mean
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and "supply chain resiliency" bluntly accuses China of "military expansion" and "a strategy of economic aggression," mostly because Beijing is the only source for "a number of chemical products used … | The post What Sanctions on Russia and China Really Mean appear…
globalresearch.ca/what-sanctions…

As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-20
Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new… | The post As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in…
therealnews.com/stories/as-saudi…

Video: ISIS Captures 700 Hostages Including US, EU Citizens
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
ISIS has captured 700 hostages, including US and European citizens, in Syria and is killing 10 people a day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Valdai Discussion Club's 15th Annual Meeting on October 18. He criticized US forces for … | The post Video: ISIS Captures 700 Hostages Including US, EU Citizens appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-isis-cap…

Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is Widely Denounced
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-20
The kingdom's story that the journalist died during a fistfight at the consulate in Istanbul is met with worldwide skepticism and condemnation, except by President Trump. | The post Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is Widely Denounced appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/saudi-acco…

Saudis Finally Admit to Killing Khashoggi After Claiming He Was Alive
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-20
(MEE) — Saudi Arabia confirmed late Friday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In a statement on Saudi state television, the country's chief prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and "people who met him" in the consulate. The brawl resulted in Khashoggi's death, the prosecutor said. The confirmation marked an astounding …

Saudis Finally Admit to Killing Khashoggi After Claiming He Was Alive

Trump: U.S. Will Pull Out of Intermediate-Range Nuke Pact
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-20
The president claims Russia is violating the pact, which prohibits the U.S. and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile. | The post Trump: U.S. Will Pull Out of Intermediate-Range Nuke Pact appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Why the Surprise? Saudi Arabia Has Always Engaged in Murder
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
It is understandable people are outraged over the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Meanwhile, few are outraged over the murder of thousands in Yemen and the prospect of the worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. The United States … | The post Why the Surprise? Saudi Arabia Has Always Engaged in Murder appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/why-the-surpri…

Strategic Assessment of the War on Syria in Fall 2018: Idlib & the Northeast
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-20
The onset of three major developments next month will change the entire dynamic of the War on Syria, meaning that the country's decision makers must urgently assess the true state of strategic affairs as they presently stand, forecast the most … | The post Strategic Assessment of the War on Syria in Fall 2018: Idlib & the Northeast appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/strategic-asse…

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-20
Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the …

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Trump vows to pull US out of 'unacceptable' nuclear missile deal with Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia's alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to "develop the weapons."
rt.com/usa/441841-trump-nuclear-…

New U.S. Sanctions On Iran And Europe's Response
Tyler Cullis | iranian.com | 2018-10-20
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. This week, the Trump administration announced a new set of sanctions against some of Iran's major industrial companies and financial institutions. This included Bank Parsian and Sina Bank–two private Iranian financial institutions with which foreign banks had often engaged to facilitate legitimate trade between Iran and the […] | The post New U.S. Sanctions On Iran And Europe's Response appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/10/20/us-sancti…

Iran Is A Sovereign State And Not Part Of The US
Viktor Mikhin | iranian.com | 2018-10-20
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to reporters, categorically stated, that the US sanctions on Iran (imposed illegitimately, contrary to international law and accepted codes of practice) would "be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course." The aggressive tone of this statement is rather startling — as […] | The post Iran Is A Sovereign State And Not Part Of The US appeared first on The I…
iranian.com/2018/10/20/iran-is-a…

Saudi regime admits Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-20
The Saudi version of events, a crude cover-up attempt, is a compilation of improbable lies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

US charges new Russian conspiracy to interfere in midterm elections
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-20
The charges have been released without the slightest evidence, but have immediately been accepted as gospel and amplified by the American media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Sex robot gets 92 Tinder matches in 2 hours
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
Millions of people go on dating apps for some human warmth now and then — for some, though, 'human' isn't necessarily part of the equation. A realistic sex robot has garnered almost a hundred matches on Tinder in just two hours.
rt.com/usa/441792-sex-robot-tind…

Trump finds Saudi version of Khashoggi death 'credible,' touts arms deals with 'great ally'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi's "unacceptable" death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe.
rt.com/usa/441790-trump-khashogg…

Not buying it: Lawmakers & journalists skeptical of Saudi story about Khashoggi death
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
Multiple US lawmakers, journalists and pundits voiced their disbelief in the official Saudi account of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, calling it spin and a cover-up. Some even blamed US President Donald Trump.
rt.com/usa/441788-khashoggi-saud…

As Bolton heads to Moscow, US charges another Russian with 'election meddling'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
The Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 and upcoming 2018 elections, in an indictment released just one day before crucial meetings between US and Russian officials.
rt.com/usa/441789-bolton-russian…

Be Skeptical Whenever The Political/Media Class Converges On A Single Narrative
Caitlin Johnstone | iranian.com | 2018-10-20
The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed appear […] | The post Be Skeptical Whenever The Political/Media Class Converges On A Singl…
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2018 is likely fourth-hottest year on record
Lorraine Chow | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-19
After a summer of record-breaking heatwaves and devastating wildfires, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the planet's hottest years in recorded history. From January through September, the average global temperature was 1.39 ∞F above the 20th century average of 57.5 ∞F, making it the fourth warmest yea…
peoplesworld.org/article/2018-is…

Anniversary of Gaddafi's Death and the Current Situation in Libya
Yuriy Zinin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
The seventh anniversary of the killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 provides us with an opportunity to reassess those dramatic events which caused a major step backwards in the country's development. With the fall of … | The post Anniversary of Gaddafi's Death and the Current Situation in Libya appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/anniversary-of…

Democrats Ahead: Progressives Beware
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Any minimally plausible Democrat, perhaps even one as hapless as Joe Biden, would have easily trounced Donald Trump in 2016. Hillary Clinton had to outdo herself to lose. It is almost an article of faith in progressive circles that had Bernie Sanders been the nominee, as he might have been had the Clintons and the…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/19/demo…

Don't Board Our Buses Without Probable Cause or a Warrant
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-19
The president of the Greyhound bus drivers' union urges management to stand up to Trump's deportation machine. | When I first started working at Greyhound 28 years ago, I was told that I would never be able to drive a bus. I'm a woman of color. But I got trained, and I became a bus driver. Soon after, I joined Local 1700 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, and today I am the local's president. | Local 1700 represents 3,500 Greyhound drivers, mechanics, and terminal workers. My job, as the president, is to advocate on behalf of our members for fair pay, safety, and wellbeing. But today, I'm advocating for our custom…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/…

Netanyahu Attacks Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem for Criticizing Israeli Occupation at U.N
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-19
Fears are growing as Israel escalates its military presence along its heavily militarized separation barrier with Gaza. Israel has deployed 60 tanks to meet Palestinian protesters gathering today to protest the ongoing Israeli occupation and demand the right of return for those displaced from their homes. Israel has announced it is implementing a "zero tolerance" policy toward protesters in Gaza, who have been staging weekly Friday protests since March 30 under the banner of the Great March of Return. Since then, Israeli forces have killed at least 170 Palestinians, including more than 30 children, and injured at…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/19/…

Identity Crisis: Elizabeth Warren's Claims Cherokee Heritage
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Elizabeth Warren recently released DNA results as evidence she has a Native American ancestor. Trump, meanwhile, has been referring to Warren as "Pocahontas" to ridicule that claim. The two show useful examples of different kinds of racism. Trump's racism is obvious. He's using the name Pocahontas as a racial slur. He means to target Warren,…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/19/iden…

Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed: In Khashoggi Murder, Saudi Arabia Must Not Be Allowed to Investigate Itself
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-19
As details continue to emerge about the disappearance and probable murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, we speak with Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed about Khashoggi's history as a Saudi journalist and government insider, and the future of Saudi Arabia. She is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre. She was stripped of her Saudi citizenship in 2005 for criticizing Saudi authorities. Her new piece in The New York Times is titled "Why King Salman Must Replace M.B.S."
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/19/…

Trump Threatens to Send Military to Shut Down Border With Mexico
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-19
(ANTIWAR.COM) — After a couple of days of non-specific threats regarding a planned migrant caravan heading from Honduras and El Salvador to the US, President Trump is now threatening to send the military to the US-Mexico border, and to close the border entirely. Trump declared the caravan an "assault on our country," claiming it is…

Trump Threatens to Send Military to Shut Down Border With Mexico

Saudi State Media Confirms Khashoggi Is Dead
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-19
Saudi prosecutors say writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a quarrel, and 18 Saudi nationals are being held on suspicion of being involved in the death. | The post Saudi State Media Confirms Khashoggi Is Dead appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/saudi-stat…

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-19
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, wounding several protesters, including an international peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated …

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum

Dissident Saudi Academic Madawi Al-Rasheed on Khashoggi's Disappearance, U.S.-Saudi Relations & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-19
Evidence is mounting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a squad of 15 Saudi hit men shortly after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Four of the men implicated in Khashoggi's death are reportedly linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security detail. After weeks of defending Saudi Arabia, President Trump said Thursday that he believes Khashoggi is dead, and acknowledged allegations against the Saudis. W…
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Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air
Dr. Hakim Young | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Grade 12thAfghan student Jamila Omary asked, "Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?" Iqbal Khyber answered, "No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less secure." What a breath of fresh air in the…
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Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Mil…
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Can Mohammed bin Salman Survive Khashoggi's Assassination?
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-19
(MEE Op-ed) — America's special relationship with the royal family of Al Saud has long been controversial: an ultraconservative, oil-fueled kingdom run by a single family through medieval, draconian laws, disregarding basic human rights. Yet, as Washington's client, Saudi Arabia has helped consecutive US administrations to balance US national interests in the region — often at the expense …

Can Mohammed bin Salman Survive Khashoggi's Assassination?

Saudi Stops Funding Terror in Syria as the Arab League Prepares to Resume Ties with Damascus: The Time Is Not Yet Ripe for Retaking Idlib
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
The October 15 deadline agreed to by Turkey, Russia and Iran for Turkey to evacuate all heavy weapons and jihadist groups along a 15-20 km demilitarised demarcation line around Idlib and its rural area, including rural Latakia, has come and … | The post Saudi Stops Funding Terror in Syria as the Arab League Prepares to Resume Ties with Damascus: The Time Is Not Yet Ripe for Retaking Idlib appeared first on
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Why Is Russiagate Rumbling Into the 2018 Midterms?
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2018-10-19
New Yorker ( 10/1/18) | The November 6 midterms are fast approaching, yet much of the media is still looking back to the 2016 elections, and specifically the alleged Russian interference in them. | The New Yorker ( 10/1/18) published a 7,000-word article headlined "How Russia Help…
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The Story of the Armenian Legion: a Dark Tale of Anger and Revenge
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Governments at war make dangerous promises. And the First World War was a time of promises and lies. The promises came first: in 1916, the British told the Arabs they could have independence; in 1917, they told the Jews they could have a homeland; and the French told the survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide that they could…
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Shock-and-Awe Inside Oracle Arena
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Tuesday's season opener of the Golden State Warriors was one long, inexorable crescendo, a game of attrition for the eardrums. The spectacle began with the thump of open air drums and ended with a shock-and-awe aural attack that rained down on the invaders, the Oklahoma City Thunder. In spite of their totem, the visitors did…
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The Most Strategic Midterm Race: Elder Challenges Hoyer
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Especially with Brett Kavanaugh's accession to the Supreme Court, many are understandably absorbed with the importance of trying to end the Republican majorities in Congress for the midterm elections. But simply always backing Democrats will likely propel the party further toward the establishment corporate right. If voters are just going to get behind a Democratic…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/19/the-…

Build More Gardens, Phase out Cars
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Because plants convert CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into oxygen, gardens combat global warming. Right? Isn't this, as Sherlock Holmes would say, elementary? So why then is the mayor of a major coastal city, one whose very existence is threatened by global warming, intent on destroying community gardens? Could it be because the mayor of New…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/19/buil…

The Sino-American Innovation Dilemma: A Conflict with Deep Roots and Tough Solutions
Stephen S. Roach | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
In the midst of an ever-escalating tariff war, I do not share the view that Sino-American tensions are all about trade imbalances. The real battle is a strategic clash over innovation and technology — the Holy Grail of any nation's … | The post The Sino-American Innovation Dilemma: A Conflict with Deep Roots and Tough Solutions appeared first on Global Research.
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US 'Outrage' over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
The US media are in high dudgeon over the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi living in the US in self-imposed exile who among other things had been writing articles critical of the current Saudi royal leadership, and especially Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Certainly outrage is justified. It…
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Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Khashoggi Narrative
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-19
(CJ Opinion) — The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed …

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Khashoggi Narrative

The Negan Syndrome
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Overnight, like a flash of light, the far right took another big step forward on the world stage. Brazil's latest voting results as of October 7th are testimony to the grinding power and overwhelming influence of the irrepressible far-right, a worldwide phenomenon that brings in its wake the death knell of liberal democracy, aka the…
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There is No "Proxy War" in Yemen
Rannie Amiri | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Those in the Western media too busy to be bothered trying to understand the complexities, intricacies and nuances of the Middle East often resort to concluding nearly all conflicts there are some kind of "proxy war" between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This is usually out of ignorance, reducing disputes to the lowest common dominator of…
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Markey: 'Trump is waging a regulatory war' against workers, consumers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-19
WASHINGTON–"Donald Trump is waging a regulatory war the likes of which we've never seen," against workers and consumers, a top pro-consumer legislator, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says. And Trump's not the only one. Another speaker on a panel hosted by the National Consumers League, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a cons…
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Judge Kavanaugh's Defenders Doth Protest Too Much
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to…
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Russia's Unlearned Lessons From the Failed Revolt of 1993
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2018-10-19
Russia's Unlearned Lessons From the Failed Revolt of 1993…
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News Guild, others discuss moves after Khashoggi murder
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-19
WASHINGTON — The News Guild and 29 other news and journalism groups are discussing their next moves to pressure both the U.S. and the Saudi governments after the murder of outspoken dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But News Guild President Bernie Lunzer added, in a brief telephone interview…
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Trump, Human Rights and the Middle East
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
There is little that is reported in what passes for 'news' today that astounds this writer. Having lived through several presidential administrations, countless U.S. wars, and who knows how many political campaigns, he had thought, for some time, that he'd seen it all. But no, Stephen Collinson, writing for CNN, has caused him to realize…
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Agent Orange and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: Living Disabled
Karl Schuler | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-10-19
The post Agent Orange and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: Living Disabled appeared first on Global Research.
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Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2) appeared…
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Khashoggi's Murder and Saudi War Crimes in Yemen Were Facilitated by US
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-19
The alleged torture, dismemberment and killing of Saudi citizen and US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul has triggered justifiable outrage throughout the United States and around the world. But amid the outcry over Khashoggi's death, many media and public figures still fail to acknowledge the war crimes Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen with US assistance. | Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, had written critically about the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Post…
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Syria: The White Helmets and Armed Group Leader in Daraa Al Balad. Vanessa Beeley
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
"If you shout at us we will cry, we are so sensitive" Abu Mohanad Al Mahamid told me on the 20th September 2018. Al Mahamid is the leader of the still-functioning White Helmet center in Dara'a Al Balad to the … | The post Syria: The White Helmets and Armed Group Leader in Daraa Al Balad. Vanessa Beeley appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump administration accelerates war drive against China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
Since Vice President Mike Pence's denunciations of Beijing two weeks ago, the anti-China drumbeat from top US officials has increased.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Native American Sovereignty Is Under Attack. Here's How Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Hurt Our Struggle
Nick Estes | theintercept.com | 2018-10-19
Elizabeth Warren took the bait on Donald Trump's racist "Pocahontas" DNA challenge. Her reaction hurt more than she might realize. | The post Native American Sovereignty Is Under Attack. Here's How Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Hurt Our Struggle. appeared first on The Intercept.
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'Trump asked if I was from the same tribe as Warren': Nikki Haley's top jokes at NYC fundraiser
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Many predict a presidential run for Nikki Haley, but we have a better idea: stand-up comedy. She may be known now for her unflagging belligerence at the UN, but in an ideal world, she could kill 'em with laughs, not bombs.
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NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows.
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Haunted by 'slaves' or 'dead Iraqi soldiers'? Social media reacts to Bush daughter's WH ghost story
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
George W. Bush's daughter has had some Halloween fun on TV, opening up about "ghosts" in the White House. It prompted some on social media to say there is evil lurking in the mansion.
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Marijuana legalization linked to spike in car crashes, studies reveal
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Marijuana legalization hit another milestone this week as Canada lifted its ban on the drug. But new research may undermine pot's march towards the mainstream, as two studies have linked legalization with a rise in car crashes.
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Migrant caravan using women & children as human shields to break into Mexico — Pompeo
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some choice words about the thousands-strong crowd of Central American migrants surging toward Mexico, urging the country to take any and all steps necessary to halt the human wave.
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Trump scrambles to cover for Saudi regime as crisis over Khashoggi murder mounts
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
Pompeo's meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed were aimed at signaling continued US support while making a pretense of seeking a full accounting of Khashoggi's disappearance.
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'Hope we can keep it': Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh.
rt.com/news/441779-trump-saudi-a…

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
The meetings in December will enable workers, youth and professionals opposed to social inequality, authoritarianism and war to discuss the critical political lessons drawn by the Trotskyist movement during eight decades of struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Anti-Kissinger protest at New York University
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
Protesters gathered outside of NYU's business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

In a Case that Rocked Alabama, a Man With Intellectual Disability Is Spared Death
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-18
Almost a decade after his death sentence, the state agreed Lam Luong could not be executed and joined the defense in asking to change the sentence. | This week, in one of the highest profile cases in Alabama history, longtime ACLU client Lam Luong was resentenced to life in imprisonment without parole, nine years after he was sentenced to death. Luong's life was spared because experts hired by both the state of Alabama and the defense agreed that he met the criteria for intellectual disability. | Luong, born during the Vietnam War to a Vietnamese woman and a Black American serviceman, was convicted and sentenced…
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Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies in "Suspicious Car Accident"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-18
(ZHE) — A 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force said to have participated in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh, according to Turkish media. Mashal Saad al-Bostani was reportedly on a 15-man hit squad dispatched to Saudi Arabia's Istanbul Consulate in Turkey on October 2 during Khashoggi's visit, before the …

Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies in "Suspicious Car Accident"

Meet Edward Blum, the Man Who Wants to Kill Affirmative Action in Higher Education
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-18
Activist Edward Blum has been trying to destroy race-conscious college admissions for a long time. | In a federal lawsuit that went to trial this week, the organization Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard University's admissions practices, arguing that the consideration of race in the process violates the Equal Protection Clause. | So what's at stake in this case? A lot. | Just two years ago, in Fisher v. the University of Texas, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the consideration of race as part of a holistic admissions pr…
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Anti-Muslim bigot sent to prison for 24 years for mosque arson
Bill Morlin | splcenter.org | 2018-10-18
A Texas man who openly expressed hatred of Muslims faces more than 24 years in federal prison after being convicted by a jury of firebombing a mosque in Victoria, Texas. Prosecutors call it a "straightforward case of hate."
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AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-18
Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more ?…
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Sen. Warren's Claim to Native Heritage Didn't Aid Her Career, But Did It Keep Women of Color Out?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-18
Senator Elizabeth Warren has come under fire since releasing a DNA test Monday showing Native American ancestry. The announcement responded directly to President Trump, who has frequently attacked Senator Warren by calling her "Pocahontas." A Stanford professor of genetics says there is "strong evidence" of Native American lineage in Warren's family tree dating back six to 10 generations. At multiple points in her career, Warren identified as Native American, but she says she did not use the claim to advance her career. We speak with Annie Linskey, Washington, D.C., deputy bureau chief for The Boston Globe. She e…
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International Economic Forecasts Point Towards Easing Venezuelan Recession in 2019
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-18
The IMF and the CEPAL predict a diminution of Venezuela's crisis next year, with Torino Capital even forecasting modest economic growth.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14107

Leaked Documents Reveal Julian Assange Planned an Escape to Moscow in 2017
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-18
(ZHE) — A month after the Associated Press published internal WikiLeaks files which suggested the transparency organization's founder Julian Assange had since 2010 contemplated moving to Russia — outside the reach of US and UK authorities — newly released Ecuadorean government documents have revealed a more elaborate plan to escape to Moscow by using Ecuadorean diplomatic cover. The documents show that the plan was being pursued as …

Leaked Documents Reveal Julian Assange Planned an Escape to Moscow in 2017

Hubert Humphrey and the Unmaking of Cold War Liberalism
Michael Kazin | thenation.com | 2018-10-18
Hubert Humphrey and the Unmaking of Cold War Liberalism…
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Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 to the US as Khashoggi Crisis Deepens
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-18
(MEE) — When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics …

Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 to the US as Khashoggi Crisis Deepens

Native Americans React to Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test: Stop Making Native People "Political Fodder"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-18
Native Americans across the country are criticizing Senator Elizabeth Warren's decision to use a DNA test to assert her Native American heritage. Chuck Hoskin Jr., secretary of state of the Cherokee Nation, said, "Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong." We host a roundtable discussion of Native American activists a…
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'Arming Ourselves Will Worsen the War:' Working for Peace in Afghanistan
Dr. Hakim | progressive.org | 2018-10-18
Earlier this year, Afghan peace activists walked barefoot across their country to advocate for nonviolence. Now they're recruiting young people to take up the cause.
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'On Her Shoulders' Honors the Courage and Tenacity of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad
Sarah Aziza | thenation.com | 2018-10-18
'On Her Shoulders' Honors the Courage and Tenacity of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad…
thenation.com/article/on-her-sho…

'Rot in hell!': Henry Kissinger heckled at New York University speech (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
New York University students heckled and disrupted an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, accusing the former US Secretary of State of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity.
rt.com/usa/441664-henry-kissinge…

'Loser award': Defeated gamer who dumped 'hottest weather girl' to focus on career makes excuses
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
A YouTube star who dumped both the 'world's hottest weather girl' and his career as a professional gamer in less than three months has been mocked as the 'loser of the year.' Now he's saying his girlfriend was really no saint.
rt.com/news/441625-gamer-dumps-h…

Mnuchin drops out of Saudi investment conference as outcry over Khashoggi disappearance continues
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has withdrawn from a Saudi investment conference at which he was due to make an appearance next week, following continued investigations into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
rt.com/usa/441660-mnuchin-saudi-…