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 [...]

amnesty (2018-10-21). Six Months On: Gaza's Great March of Return. amnesty.org ...

wsws (2018-10-20). Historian seeks release of Israel's secret papers on Kfar Qasem massacre. wsws.org Historian Adam Raz believes what has long been rumoured—that behind the horrific massacre in which 51 people were killed was a secret plan developed at the highest level of the Israeli state to transfer Israel's Palestinians to Jordan.

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 [...]...

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 ...

IMEMC News (2018-10-20). Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled. imemc.org Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz [...]...

INA (2018-10-20). Settlers Steal Palestinian Olive Harvest in Nablus. imemc.org Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and olive harvesters in Burin village, southern occupied Nablus City, on Saturday. WAFA reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian farmers while they were picking olives on their lands, in an attempt to force them to leave. Witnesses said that farmers [...]...

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-20). For the U.S. Palestine No Longer Exists: Trump Regime Closes Jerusalem Consulate Serving Palestinians. globalresearch.ca The Trump regime's one-sided support for Israel is deplorably hard-edged. | Earlier this year, it cut off most US funding for Palestinians. All funding through UNRWA for its refugee population ended, a flagrant assault on their rights and welfare. | In September, ...

INA (2018-10-20). Israeli Special Police Detain Governor of Jerusalem. imemc.org Special units of the Israeli police detained governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, in the town of Beit Hanina to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Informed sources told WAFA at least three police cars intercepted the car carrying the governor before nabbing him and leading him to an unknown destination. No [...]...

INA (2018-10-20). Palestinian Detained in Jerusalem for Wearing Palestinian Flag Shirt. imemc.org (Photo courtesy of Wadi Hilweh Information Center) WAFA- Israeli police, on Saturday, detained a Palestinian in Jerusalem for wearing a shirt of the Palestinian flag, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It posted a video and pictures on its Facebook page showing police detaining a young Palestinian at Damascus Gate [...]...

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 ...

TPIC (2018-10-20). Ex-Israel PM: We Killed 300 Palestinians in 3 Minutes. globalresearch.ca Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Friday said that he had killed 300 Palestinians "in only three and a half minutes". | "When I was defense minister, more than 300 Hamas members were killed in only three and a half ...

Naomi LaChance (2018-10-20). Report: Israeli Cybersecurity Tools Used for Repression Abroad. truthdig.com Israeli cybersecurity companies sold lucrative surveillance systems to countries that then committed human rights violations, according to a report by Haaretz published Friday. The programs were used to prosecute LGBT citizens, detain human rights activists and discriminate against Muslims, according to 100 sources in 15 countries. | Intelligence experts who previously served in the Israel Defense Force's 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 [...]

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.
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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 ...

INA (2018-10-20). Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza. imemc.org Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots [...]...

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...

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 [...]...

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...

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 ...

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

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-19). Protecting Syrian Property Rights. hrw.org | | A small scale model built by 14-year-old Syrian Mohamed Qutaish, representing the way he imagines the reconstruction of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, August 31, 2015. | © 2015 Reuters | On October 18, amnesty (2018-10-19). Gaza: Fears of further bloodshed as Israel adopts 'zero tolerance' policy. amnesty.org Fears of escalating bloodshed are rising ahead of planned protests in Gaza later today after Israeli authorities announced a "zero tolerance" policy towards demonstrations along the Israel/Gaza fence, said Amnesty International. | The organization is calling on the Israeli government to rein in its armed forces, which have routinely used unnecessary or excessive force during Gaza's weekly "Great March of Return" demonstrations. | "Given Israeli forces' horrific track record of using deadly force against Palestinian demon...

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...

Yigal Bronner (2018-10-19). The Road to Khan al-Akhmar. counterpunch.org For two days now, Israel has been investing in Khan al-Akhmar's infrastructure. Yesterday, heavy machinery drained a large swamp of sewage flowing from nearby settlements, finally tackling a health hazard that has affected the community for years. And today, giant tractors and rollers were leveling truck-loads of turf and paving the still-wet ground. Israel is More

Ramzy Baroud (2018-10-19). The UN 'Sheriff': Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing. counterpunch.org US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a "more glamorous" position than her predecessors — as President Donald Trump described Haley's 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley's purported 'glamour' at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively More

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 ...

amnesty (2018-10-19). "We are willing to risk everything to defend our homes and land" amnesty.org Tep Vanny is a Cambodian human rights defender who spent more than 700 days in prison for her peaceful activism. Her only "crime" was standing up against a luxury tourist construction project which resulted in the forced evictions of thousands of people out of their homes in the Boeung Kak lake area of Phnomh Penh. Now back at her home, Vanny tells Amnesty International what gave her hope during her imprisonment, and how she continues to fight for justice in her community. | Imagine having to campaign for the right to live in your own house. Imagine being arrested and imprisoned for that. | I spent two years and...

Zaid Jilani (2018-10-18). Professor Was Improperly Punished for Israel Boycott Actions, Says Academic Group Cited in Punishment. theintercept.com The University of Michigan sanctioned a professor for not writing a recommendation letter based on AAUP rules. The AAUP now backs the professor.

amnesty (2018-10-18). Stand with Geraldine Chac—n. amnesty.org Geraldine started her peaceful campaigning when she was just 14 as a youth leader in Caracas.: | Since then her activism has only grown - she started an Amnesty youth network and supported individuals who were at risk of imprisonment and persecution, and later joined the NGO Community Ambassadors Foundation running outreach programs with impoverished young people in Venezuela. | Now, Geraldine finds herself in need of the same help she has given many others. This year the Venezuelan authorities arrested her, and she spent four months in prison with limited access to sunlight, food and water. | Geraldine w...

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...

Deconstructed (2018-10-18). Why Won't Trump Condemn the Saudis? (Hint: It's Israel. Also, Iran). theintercept.com Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

RT (2018-10-18). Israel overturns deportation order, will allow detained US student Alqasem to enter. rt.com Lawyers for a US student refused entry to Israel for allegedly supporting a boycott movement against the Jewish state have declared victory, after she had her deportation order overturned by Israel's Supreme Court. |
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RT (2018-10-18). Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics... and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'. rt.com Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.
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Sarah Aziza (2018-10-18). 'On Her Shoulders' Honors the Courage and Tenacity of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad. thenation.com 'On Her Shoulders' Honors the Courage and Tenacity of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad...

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.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-17). Investigation: As U.S.-Backed War in Yemen Raged, UAE Hired U.S. Mercenaries to Kill Yemeni Leaders. democracynow.org A shocking new investigation has revealed that the United Arab Emirates hired U.S. mercenaries to carry out assassinations of political and clerical leaders in Yemen. The former elite U.S. special operations fighters were paid to take part in missions to kill those deemed to be "terrorists" by the UAE. The UAE worked with the U.S. company Spear Operations Group, founded by an Israeli-American man named Abraham Golan, who told BuzzFeed, "There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it." The group's first target in Yemen was a local leader of al-Islah, a political party whose members include N...

Consortiumnews (2018-10-17). Israel's 50-Year Time Bomb. consortiumnews.com In the quest to change Israel's very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge — with the support of the Trump White House, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock Special to Consortium News The Trump White House... Read more →

Murtaza Hussain (2018-10-17). Why Israel's — and America's — Legal Justifications for Assassinations Don't Add Up. theintercept.com Former IDF lawyer Gabriella Blum explained Israel's justifications for its targeted killing program, but Noura Erakat says they have no basis in law.

Molly Minta (2018-10-17). Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She's Challenging the State in Court. thenation.com This isn't the first time Israel has denied entry to a prospective student, but Lara Alqasem is the first to challenge it. | The post Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She's Challenging the State in Court...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-17). Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies. therealnews.com Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized

Roy Gutman (2018-10-17). Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War. thenation.com Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War...

amnesty (2018-10-17). Viet Nam: Mother Mushroom's freedom should spark release of countless more peaceful critics. amnesty.org Responding to news of the release of blogger "Mother Mushroom" in Viet Nam, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International's Regional Director for East and South East Asia, said: | "This good news, which comes as a relief after two years behind bars, should also be a reminder of Viet Nam's worsening record of jailing anyone who criticises the regime. While Mother Mushroom is no longer imprisoned, the condition for her release was exile and there are over one hundred people languishing in jail because they peacefully spoke their mind — in public, on blogs or on Facebook. | "The mobilization around the world for Mo...

amnesty (2018-10-17). Morocco: End intimidation of Hirak protest leader Nawal Benaissa. amnesty.org Moroccan authorities must overturn the conviction of Nawal Benaissa, a peaceful protester from the Hirak movement who has been repeatedly intimidated and harassed simply for standing up for the rights of people in the country's northern Rif region, Amnesty International said ahead of her appeal hearing tomorrow. | The human rights defender was prosecuted over comments she posted on Facebook between June and August 2017, in which she called on residents of Al Hoceima province to join protests and criticized the security forces' excessive use of force against demonstrators. | "Joining peaceful protests and speaking...

pacbi (2018-10-16). Is Lara Alqasem undermining Palestinian boycott campaign? bdsmovement.net Is Lara Alqasem undermining Palestinian boycott campaign?: In the NewsAny International student, regardless of identity, enrolling in a complicit Israeli university is violating the Palestinian nonviolent picket line. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boyc...

pacbi (2018-10-16). Lara Alqasem's case highlights the need for the academic boycott of Israel. bdsmovement.net Lara Alqasem's case highlights the need for the academic boycott of Israel: AnalysisThe case of Lara Alqasem, the American citizen fighting deportati...

pacbi (2018-10-16). Tell Puma: #REFORM Must Include Ending Support for Israel's Illegal Land Grabs. bdsmovement.net Tell Puma: #REFORM Must Include Ending Support for Israel's Illegal Land Grabs: Action AlertJoin our social media action to tell Puma it can't promote "universal equality" while sponsoring teams in illegal Israeli settlements that push Palestinian families off their land. | Cultural Boycott Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-17). Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies. therealnews.com Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-16). Syria: Residents Blocked From Returning. hrw.org

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Shared by Aaron MatŽ (2018-10-16). Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'. therealnews.com North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans "do nothing without our approval." We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-16). Iran: Arrests, Harassment of Baha'is. hrw.org | | Members of the Baha'i religion demonstrate in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on June 19, 2011 asking Iranian authorities to release seven Baha'i prisoners accused of spying for Israel and sentenced to 20 years in jail. | © 20...

Shared by Richard D. Wolff (2018-10-16). Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on UK's Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears' problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC...

RT (2018-10-16). US sanctions Iranian banks, factories & mines. rt.com Washington has blacklisted some 20 Iranian companies, including banks, steel mills, zinc mines, and manufacturers of cars, buses and tractors - accused by the US of supporting recruitment of "child soldiers" for Iran. |
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Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-16). Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on UK's Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears' problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2018. democracynow.org Saudi Officials to Offer New Narrative on Khashoggi Disappearance, Trump Floats "Rogue Killers" Narrative of Khashoggi Disappearance, President Trump Tours Areas Ravaged by Hurricane Michael, Florida Evacuates 4,000 from Hurricane-Damaged Prisons, Georgia County Rejects Nearly 1 in 10 Mail-In Ballots, BuzzFeed: UAE Used U.S. Mercenaries to Kill Yemeni Politicians, Syrian Rebels Refuse to Surrender Idlib Buffer Zone, Burmese Military Led Social Media Hate Campaign Against Rohingya, Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 2nd Captive Aid Worker, Honduran Caravan of 1,600 Migrants Makes Way to U.S. Border, France: Worst Storm in...

amnesty (2018-10-16). A year after their detention in Spain, the Jordis should be released. amnesty.org A year after Jordi Sˆ nchez and Jordi Cuixart were remanded in custody, Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International Deputy Director for Europe said: | "There is no justification for keeping Jordi Sˆ nchez and Jordi Cuixart in pre-trial detention and we reiterate our call for their immediate release. Amnesty International believes their continued detention constitutes a disproportionate restriction on their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly." |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-16). Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'. therealnews.com North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans "do nothing without our approval." We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

leili (2018-10-12). "Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished" bdsmovement.net "Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished": UpdatePalestinian civil society responds to efforts by the University of Michigan to silence teachers who act in support of Palestinian human rights: "As long as Israeli universi...

pacbi (2018-10-12). Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists Urges Colleagues Not to Participate in International Meeting in Tel Aviv. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists Urges Colleagues Not to Participate in International Meeting in Tel Aviv: In the NewsPalestinian social workers and ps...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Rejects Ending Saudi Arms Sales over Journalist's Disappearance, Corporate Executives Pull Out of Saudi Investment Summit, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 19 and Injures 30, U.S. Death Toll from Hurricane Michael at 19 as Dozens Remain Missing, Trump Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial on "60 Minutes", Senate Confirms Former BP Oil Defender as Top Environmental Lawyer, Tens of Thousands March in Europe Demanding Action on Climate, Somalia: Al-Shabab Suicide Bombers Kill 20, Injure 40, Nigeria: Anti-Boko Haram Militia Releases Children It Held Captive, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 7 Palestinians...

Ricardo Vaz (2018-10-11). Venezuela Takes Center Stage in Brazilian Far Right Presidential Campaign. venezuelanalysis.com Frontrunner Bolsonaro has vowed to sever diplomatic relations with Caracas and back sanctions while establishing closer ties with the ultra-right government in Israel.

amnesty (2018-10-15). Syria: A year on from the end of battle for Raqqa, the US-led Coalition remains in denial about the true scale of civilian deaths it caused. amnesty.org To mark the anniversary Amnesty International rebuts a private letter received from the US Department of Defense in September about the organization's research into the US-led Coalition's shocking number of civilian casualties in Raqqa, publicized in Amnesty International's June 2018 report, "War of Annihilation". The Public Statement also documents new cases uncovered by Amnesty International's latest field investigations.

amnesty (2018-10-15). Syria: A year after Raqqa, US-led Coalition's ongoing denials an insult to survivors. amnesty.org Disappointing Pentagon communiquŽ spurns liability for civilian casualties | Coalition strikes destroyed 80% of Raqqa, killing hundreds of civilians | Ongoing Amnesty International investigation reveals evidence of dozens of new civilian victims | The US-led Coalition's ongoing failure to admit to, let alone adequately investigate, the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction it caused in Raqqa is a slap in the face for survivors trying to rebuild their lives and their city, said Amnesty International a year after the offensive to oust the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS). | On 17 Octo...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Headlines for October 12, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Michael Flattens Florida Towns as It Rips Through Southeast, Turkish Gov't Says It Has Video Evidence of Khashoggi's Murder at Saudi Consulate, President Trump Rejects Calls to Cut Off Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Report: Trump Administration Separated 6,000 Families in 4 Months, AP: U.S. Army Discharged 500 Immigrant Recruits, Kanye West Praises Trump During 10-Minute Oval Office Tirade, Pop Star Taylor Swift Tells Fans to Vote in Midterms, Washington Archbishop Resigns Amid Growing Church Sex Abuse Crisis, Syrian Rebels Withdrawing Heavy Weapons from Idlib Under Turkey-Russia Deal, HRW: Egyptian-Americ...

amnesty (2018-10-15). Hungary: Amnesty launches legal challenge to shameful law on migration that targets civil society. amnesty.org Hungary: Amnesty launches legal challenge to shameful law on migration that targets civil society | Amnesty International will challenge in court the constitutionality of Hungary's controversial law that criminalizes with up to one year in prison, individuals and organizations working on migration, the organization announced today. | The law, which came into effect earlier this year, is a threat to the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly. | "The Hungarian authorities' are persistently intimidating those who challenge their xenophobic policies. This law takes this intimidation campaign a ste...

amnesty (2018-10-15). Nicaragua: Government maintains strategy of repression and criminalizes the right to protest. amnesty.org Dozens of people were arbitrarily detained in Managua this Sunday 14 October as they were preparing to march under the slogan "United for Freedom", in a clear example of the threats of President Daniel Ortega being put into practice - threats to criminalize anyone who dares to express opposition to his government by legitimately exercising their right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest - Amnesty International reported. |

amnesty (2018-10-15). Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia. amnesty.org An Amnesty International researcher sent to observe demonstrations in the Ingushetian capital Magas was abducted, beaten and subjected to terrifying mock executions by men claiming to be members of the security services. | Oleg Kozlovsky, a Russian national working as a researcher for Amnesty International, arrived in Magas on 5 October to monitor ongoing peaceful protests against the border agreement recently signed by the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya. |

amnesty (2018-10-15). Myanmar: Drop charges against three Kachin activists. amnesty.org Joint statement by Amnesty International and CIVICUS calling on the Myanmar authorities to immediately drop defamation charges against three Kachin activists who led a peaceful rally in Kachin State, where they called for humanitarian access to thousands of displaced civilians and for an end to the armed conflicts in northern Myanmar. The prosecution of the activists — and other recent cases of politically motivated arrest and imprisonment — represent an alarming return to practices that characterized Myanmar's decades of direct military rule.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-08). Where Does #MeToo Go from Here? Women Are "On Fire" with Rage as Kavanaugh Joins Supreme Court. democracynow.org Thousands of women protested outside the U.S. Capitol and across the country on Saturday as Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him. "I hope that it is deep enough that it is forming a strong, cohesive movement among people that will resonate through this country and change the culture," says Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, who joined the protests. We also speak with longtime feminist activist and writer Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book, "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger." She says conservat...

samir (2018-10-10). Don't participate in Israel's #ApartheidRoundTables! bdsmovement.net Don't participate in Israel's #ApartheidRoundTables!: Action AlertEight international chefs, all women, are set to participate in the Round Tables festival Cultural BoycottOctober 10, 2018 | By: | leili (2018-10-05). Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel. bdsmovement.net Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel: UpdateA Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who suppor...

pacbi (2018-10-03). Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights and International Law. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel's Violations of Palestinian Ri...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2018. democracynow.org Kavanaugh Confirmed and Sworn In to SCOTUS After Bitter Fight, Mass Anti-Kavanaugh Protests Continue, with 164 Arrested in D.C., U.N. Climate Panel: Only 12 Years Left to Mitigate Climate Catastrophe, Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Tops 1,900 with 5,000 Still Missing, Haiti: 12 Dead, 200 Injured After 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Island, Brazil: Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round of Presidential Election, Turkey Believes Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Murdered, Afghanistan: 54 People Killed on 17th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion, Israeli Forces Kill 3 as Palestinians Protest Near Gaza Barrier, Sara N...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). Headlines for October 9, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Michael Kills 13 in Central America, Approaches U.S. Coast, Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh During Ceremonial SCOTUS Swearing-In, Beijing Strikes Hostile Tone at Pompeo Visit Amid U.S.-China Tensions, China Detains Interpol Police Chief, Accusing Him of Corruption, NYT: Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates Was In Touch with Israeli Psy-Group, Turkey Searching for Van in Case of Missing Saudi Journalist, Social Network Google+ to Shut Down After Massive Data Breach, NYC Vigil Held for Uber Driver Who Died by Suicide, Owner of Company Behind Deadly NY Limo Crash Was FBI Informant, New York Governor Cuomo, Pres...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Rashid Khalidi: From Iran to Palestine, Nikki Haley Put a Nice Face on Trump's "Horrific" U.S. Policies. democracynow.org U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The former South Carolina governor—one of the few women in Trump's Cabinet—gave no reason for her departure. During Nikki Haley's time as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the Paris climate accord; the U.N. Human Rights Council; the Iran nuclear deal; UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians; and UNESCO, the U.N. educational and cultural agency. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. Backing of Brutal Saudi Regime & the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. democracynow.org It's been more than a week since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday, sparking international concern. Now, a Turkish official has told The New York Times that Khashoggi was assassinated inside the consulate by a team of 15 Saudi operatives who used a bone saw to dismember his body before smuggling body parts out of the building. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too. democracynow.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang over the weekend in talks meant to further steps toward nuclear disarmament. Pompeo hailed the meeting as a success, saying both sides were "pretty close" to agreeing to details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. He also told reporters Kim has agreed to let international inspectors into a North Korean missile engine test facility and nuclear testing site where the country conducted its six nuclear tests. However, Pompeo did not say whether North Korea would allow inspectors to visit a site where the count...

pacbi (2018-09-21). Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel: Open LetterPalestinian environment...

pacbi (2018-09-21). Palestinians Thank Prof. Cheney-Lippold for Refusing to Be Complicit in Academically Whitewashing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Thank Prof. Cheney-Lippold for Refusing to Be Complicit in Academically Whitewashing Israeli Apartheid: UpdatePalestinians welcome Prof. Cheney-Lippold's stand for Palestinian rights and urge academics to end all collabo...

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks...

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah...

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."...

Dan Cohen (2018-09-16). Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO). grayzoneproject.com An exclusive Grayzone investigative documentary rips the cover off of the most sophisticated and expensive campaign of humanitarian interventionist propaganda...

TeleSur English (2018-09-24). China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.

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