teleSUR (2018-10-16). Salvadoran Bishop: More Than a Saint, a Voice for Latin America. telesurtv.net Monsignor Oscar Romero did more than help the poor — he was a voice for the voiceless, acquaintances tell teleSUR.

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

| Video | Syria: Residents Blocked From Returning: | The Syrian government is unlawfully preventing displaced...

wsws (2018-10-16). The Trial and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz—An early Stalinist frame-up on film and the Nuremberg tribunal against the Nazis. wsws.org Sergei Loznitsa's documentary The Trial treats the so-called Industrial Party Trial in the USSR in 1930. The last surviving Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) prosecutor is the subject of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz .

The Saker (2018-10-16). The Khashoggi Extortion Fiasco. iranian.com A mystifying diplomatic escalation ensued following the disappearance of Saudi Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Why would the United States of America make such a fuss over the disappearance of a non-American citizen? Why would America turn a blind eye to the Saudi killing of thousands of Yemeni [...]

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Over 9,000 Venezuelans Register for Maduro's Repatration Plan. telesurtv.net

Gene Ruyle (2018-10-16). Red-Green Revolution The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism‚Ä®. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...

wsws (2018-10-16). Trump backs Saudi Arabia, suggesting "rogue killers" murdered Khashoggi. wsws.org While Trump's remarks are absurd, the hypocrisy of his critics in American ruling circles, given their long support for the murderous Saud regime, is staggering.

Gene Ruyle (2018-10-16). Kavanaugh. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...

wsws (2018-10-16). "National crisis" facing UK National Health Service as deficits grow. wsws.org The budget deficits are the outcome of a systemic attack on a public health service provider with the intent of bringing the 70-year-old institution into private hands.

SEIU Local 521 (2018-10-16). Rent Control Key to Stabilize California Housing Market. indybay.org Rent control policies are key to stabilizing California's housing affordability crisis, which has driven millions of people into poverty and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, a new analysis released by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley shows.

John Steinbach (2018-10-16). Report-back: 2018 World Conference against Nuclear & Hydrogens Bombs. indybay.org Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall | 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley...

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Venezuela Confirms Trinidad Oil Pact at International Forum. telesurtv.net "Venezuela and our brothers of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have achieved important advances," said Venezuelan Minister Douglas Sosa.

wsws (2018-10-16). Dozens missing in Hurricane Michael as death toll rises. wsws.org President Trump's visit to the devastated area Monday was a cynical and empty display, under conditions where there will be little federal aid to rebuild the region.

Project Censored (2018-10-16). 2018 Media Freedom Summit. indybay.org College of Marin, Kentfield Campus, 835 College Avenue Kentfield California 94904...

Lydia Andrews (2018-10-16). IMF and World Bank Warn of Financial Crisis as Indonesian Currency Hits Asian Crisis Low. indybay.org World leaders, finance ministers, heads of banks and nongovernmental organizations begin the Annual IMF and World Bank Meetings held this year in Indonesia. Ahead of the meetings the IMF issued stark warnings that another global financial crisis could be on the horizon. As the meetings kickoff, the currency of Indonesia hit lows reminiscent of the devastating "Asian Financial Crisis" of the 1990s.

Ramin Mazaheri (2018-10-16). Iran's Definitive Account Of The Iran-Iraq War: Written By A Female Iraqi Kurd. iranian.com Thirty years after the end of Iran's "War of Sacred Defense" Iran's "military parades" are attacked, but the world still doesn't really comprehend exactly what the West is attacking in Iran. On September 22nd there was a terrible terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz which killed 25 innocent people and wounded 70 other people. [...]

Dautch for DA (2018-10-16). Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Endorses Leif Dautch for San Francisco District Attorney. indybay.org Latest prominent endorsement fuels grassroots campaign for District Attorney.

repost (2018-10-16). CA agency fines BART $1.3 million over track worker deaths but no criminal prosecution. indybay.org The California Public Utilities Commission fined BART $1.3 million that cost the lives of two BART replacement workers (scabs) but there were no criminal charges against the bosses and executives at BART who were criminally negligent...

Bill Prince (2018-10-16). The Boys Who Said NO! Film Preview. indybay.org The Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station.

Joseph E. Stiglitz (2018-10-16). People vs. Money In America's Midterm Elections. iranian.com We will soon find out whether US voters matter more than the money flowing into the Republican Party's coffers. America's political and economic future, and most likely the peace and prosperity of the entire world, depends on the answer. All eyes are on the United States as November's Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer [...]

Bradley Allen (2018-10-16). Rally for Rent Control in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Measure M would apply to rentals in the City of Santa Cruz. The measure is divided into three main sections: rent control, just cause eviction, and a rent board.

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2018-10-16). UC Santa Cruz on Strike! indybay.org ...

teleSUR (2018-10-16). 'Creepy,' Says Haddad of Bolsonaro in Interview Ahead of 2nd Round of Brazil's Elections. telesurtv.net During the interview with El Pais, Fernando Haddad spoke primarily about his opponent and democracy in Brazil, among other issues.

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Cuba Denounces Fraudulent Accusations, Defamation by US. telesurtv.net The Director-General of Cuba-U.S. relations at the Cuban Foreign Ministry said Washington has increased its hostile rhetoric against Cuba in recent months.

Nonviolence (2018-10-16). Dianne Feinstein: Vivisector, Animal Abuser, Hidden Hawk.. Please Vote Her Out. indybay.org Feinstein sponsored AETA legislation. Her husband bought Ringling Brothers, | is on the board of the vivisecting American Cancer Soc. Feinstein's prowar votes have helped kill trillions of anmals.

Zav Hershfield (2018-10-16). Eviction notice rescinded for tenants at 526 and 528 California Avenue. indybay.org 526 and 528 California Avenue, in front of the apartment buildings at those addresses...

Gene Ruyle (2018-10-16). Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. indybay.org Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St in Berkeley | (near Ashby BART)...

South Front (2018-10-16). Video: Syrian Army Kicks Off Another Attempt to Eliminate ISIS in Al-Safa. globalresearch.ca On October 11th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), local militais, and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) prepared to launch a new offensive on the remaining ISIS fighters in the al-Safa area with support from Russia, ...

wsws (2018-10-16). Former first lady Michelle Obama's declares George W. Bush "my partner in crime" wsws.org Bush is guilty of war crimes of the highest order, but they are crimes that the entire political establishment supports and is pledged to continue.

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

Shared by Aaron Maté (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

wsws (2018-10-16). As Pakistan seeks IMF bailout, US intensifies pressure on Islamabad. wsws.org Washington has served notice that it intends to leverage Pakistan's current account crisis to disrupt Islamabad's economic and strategic partnership with China...

SDBA (2018-10-16). Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA...

wsws (2018-10-16). Australia: Hutchinson pushes cuts to waterfront workers' wages and conditions. wsws.org The Maritime Union of Australia has cleared the way for the latest attacks by collaborating in the destruction of jobs, wages and conditions for decades.

Bob Baldock (2018-10-16). Roshi Joan Halifax: "Standing At the Edge" indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley | free parking...

MCAM (2018-10-16). Bay Area Art in the 21st Century with Creative Growth. indybay.org Danforth Lecture Hall 5000...

Jake Johnson (2018-10-16). 'You Couldn't Make This Up': Mops, Cleaners, Trash Bags Delivered To Saudi Consulate. iranian.com As one reporter joked, "the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive." At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. President [...]

wsws (2018-10-16). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature...

wsws (2018-10-16). Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers. wsws.org Amazon workers have reported to the International Amazon Workers Voice that the pay changes have been accompanied by a general "tightening up" of the tyrannical internal regime in the warehouses.

Zero Hedge (2018-10-16). Netanyahu Hopes To Bring U.S. Attention Back On Iran, Threatens "Action" In Syria. iranian.com With the Jamal Khashoggi affair shaking up Saudi-Washington relations, and with multiple Gulf countries predictably coming out in support of Riyadh's denials that it was behind the journalist's disappearance and apparent murder, it will be interesting to see Israel's stance on the issue. We fully expect Israel to do all that it can to lobby Washington [...]

Staff (2018-10-16). Koreas Agree to Break Ground on Inter-Korean Railroad. truthdig.com SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. | The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that U.S.-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas' efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry. | There was also controversy over a decision by South Korea's...

wsws (2018-10-16). United Steelworkers announces tentative deal with US Steel. wsws.org Rank-and-file steelworkers must begin to mobilize now to demand time to study and discuss the full contract before any vote on this latest sellout deal.

wsws (2018-10-16). Washington state Supreme Court strikes down death penalty as "arbitrary and racially biased" wsws.org The ruling invalidating the state's 37-year-old death penalty law makes Washington the latest in a string of states in recent years to abandon capital punishment.

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Draconian Ecuadorean Rules on Assange's Prison-Like Embassy Stay: Document. telesurtv.net Ecuador's London embassy issues strict rules on Julian Assange who will have to pay for mandatory medical check-ups or risk being kicked out.

amnesty (2018-10-16). USA: "You don't have any rights here" amnesty.org ...

amnesty (2018-10-16). TELL IRAN: Stop the execution of Mohammad Reza. amnesty.org ...

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2018-10-16). Leidesdorff Day 2018, Historic Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Restoration and reconciliation of the stolen legacy from the "African Founding Father of California" Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. may help mitigate some of today's challenges seeking to remove the name Negro Bar, Folsom Lake Recreational Area by showcasing to the world the amazing contributions by "hidden figures" of Pan Africans during the California Gold Rush Era.

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince. therealnews.com The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Second-Wave Migrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for US. telesurtv.net Over 1,300 Hondurans left for the United States on Saturday to escape violence, impunity, low employment, and government corruption.

Steve Pleich (2018-10-16). Conscience and Action Calls for Basic Dignity. indybay.org Nonprofits Ready to Step Up...

UPWFA (2018-10-16). Speak Against Racist Practices Of Callahan & Racist Union Busting Privatization In CCSF. indybay.org San Francisco Civil Service Commission | City Hall - Room 400 | 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place | San Francisco, CA 94102...

Gavin R. Putland (2018-10-16). Vacancy Tax: Better Than Rent Control. indybay.org How to push down rents while INCREASING the supply of housing.

WorkWeek Radio (2018-10-16). OSHA Investigator/Lawyer Darrell Whitman, OSC, Culture Of Corruption, GAP & The Democrats. indybay.org Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman discusses his effort to defend fellow workers at OSHA WPP. He also discusses the systemic effort to cover-up the retaliation of OSHA whistleblowers from companies like FedEx, Wells Fargo, PG&E, Test American and Lockheed Martin. He reports that he went to many politicians including Diane Feinstein and Congresswoman Barbara Lee about these conditions not only at OSHA about violations of civil rights including the murder of Alan Blueford. He learned that not only were OSHA officials and the Department of Labor DOL Secretary Tom Pe...

Karen Kaplan (2018-10-16). Halloween Costume Potluck & Rise Up Singing. indybay.org Avalon Visions | 2815 Porter Street, Soquel, CA 95073...

amnesty (2018-10-16). Life without legal capacity in Kazakhstan. amnesty.org ...

RFE (2018-10-16). High Prices Helping Iran Make Up For Loss Of Half Of Oil Exports, VP Says. iranian.com Iran has lost some customers for its oil because of looming U.S. sanctions, but high prices are making up for the lost sales, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has said. "While some countries have stopped buying oil from Iran, we have found new partners," he was quoted as saying by Iran's IRIB broadcaster on October [...]

wsws (2018-10-16). Slashing of welfare spending forces millions into poverty in UK. wsws.org Half of the cuts will come from the freezing of working age benefits that has occurred since 2016, and will deliver cuts of nearly £16 billion.

Toby Blomé (2018-10-16). GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH! indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.

RT (2018-10-16). It takes a neocon: DC hawk reinvents self as trans woman. rt.com A neoconservative policy hawk has brought the transgender revolution to the world of Washington, DC think tanks, suggesting that having the "right" politics goes a long way towards acceptance - unlike, say, Chelsea Manning.
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teleSUR (2018-10-16). At Least 13 Killed by Flash Floods in Southern France. telesurtv.net "The death toll risks are going up," a spokesman for the Interior Ministry told BFM TV.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince. therealnews.com The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-16). China: Children Caught in Xinjiang Crackdown. hrw.org A mural in Xinjiang reads "Stability is a blessing, Instability is a calamity," Yarkand, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China on September 20, 2012. | © 2012 Getty Images | (New York) — The 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...

RT (2018-10-16). 'People just can't know that': Democrat senator exposed hiding liberal positions to woo moderates. rt.com Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is deliberately soft-pedaling her liberal positions in order to appeal to moderate voters in a close election, according to new video from an undercover journalist who infiltrated her campaign.
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teleSUR (2018-10-16). Thousands of Salvadorans Celebrate Canonization of Oscar Romero. telesurtv.net "I feel happy and content (...) we are going to have a saint we have met and talked with."

wsws (2018-10-16). Australian Labor Party leader vows to cut taxes for the rich. wsws.org The handouts to business and high-income households demonstrate the fraud of Labor's claims to be tackling "fairness."

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue Killers or Rogue Royals? globalresearch.ca Trump's claim that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's possible murder is likely only half of the story in the sense that this operation probably wasn't ordered by Riyadh but might have been ...

SFFNB (2018-10-16). BART Board Addresses 16th Street/Mission Street BART Plaza. indybay.org The BART Board of Directors addressed the status of the 16th Street/Mission Street Plaza at today's meeting.

SCCANC (2018-10-16). Community Forum On Police Use Of Force. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz...

The People United (2018-10-16). The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US. indybay.org The entire nation is organizing against the nation's most racist, criminal, execution facilitating Secretary of State, Brian Kemp of Georgia...

wsws (2018-10-16). The multi-billion-dollar business of American trade unions. wsws.org Hotel workers currently on strike in the US are getting meager or no strike pay, meted out by "unions" that are in fact businesses—cheap labor contractors run by well-paid corporate managers.

RT (2018-10-16). New dating app for Trump supporters exposes users' data on launch day. rt.com Donald Daters, a new app seeking to "make American date again" and address the needs of young Republicans who feel excluded from the liberal dating scene, has reportedly leaked users' personal data immediately after the launch.
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RT (2018-10-16). Cardiac stem cell treatment pioneer fabricated 31 studies, Harvard & Brigham conclude. rt.com Two prestigious US hospitals have concluded a prominent cardiologist whose research served as the foundation for cardiac stem cell therapy fabricated or falsified data in at least 31 published studies that should now be retracted.
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Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Dept. (2018-10-16). UC Berkeley presents MoliŹre's 'Tartuffe', banned after its premiere, and relevant today. indybay.org Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley Campus...

Dan Roberts (2018-10-16). The Shortwave Report 10/12/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

wsws (2018-10-16). Indiana Lear auto parts workers overwhelmingly reject UAW-backed contract proposal. wsws.org The vote is a further demonstration of workers' determination to fight back against decades of declining wages, benefits, and working conditions.

teleSUR (2018-10-16). Spain Pushes Dialogue Instead of Sanctions Against Venezuela. telesurtv.net The policy represents a radical change from the sanctions wanted by previous Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, imposed by Brussels last January, and reinforced last June.

UHL (2018-10-16). SF Rally & March For Marriott Hotel Strikers "One Job Is Enough" indybay.org Local 2 Justice Plaza Market Street between 3rd & 4th Streets | San Francisco...

CP Editor (2018-10-16). The War On Drugs — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org ...

SouthFront (2018-10-16). US Sanctions Threats 'Unexpectedly' Led To Deeper Economic Ties Between Iran And Russia. iranian.com US sanctions are causing further global regionalization and have boosted Iranian-Russian relations. According to a report by Israeli political analyst Dana Weiss, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a secret document that describes Russia's plan to aid Iran in subverting the incoming US Sanctions on the Islamic Republic's oil exports. According to Weiss, Iran [...]

wsws (2018-10-15). A quarter-million protest in Berlin against the grand coalition and the return of fascism. wsws.org Nearly 250,000 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin against racism, the far-right Alternative for Germany's witch-hunting of immigrants, and the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-10-15). Venezuela Releases Ultra-Right Activist Lorent Saleh. venezuelanalysis.com Saleh's release coincided with a visit from influential US Senator Bob Corker.

Tehran Times (2018-10-15). The Persian Michael Phelps: Swimmer Shahin Izadyar. iranian.com Shahin Izadyar, who won six gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, resembles the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps. Surpassing Japan in the third place in medal table, Izadyar helped Iran record the best ever showing at the Games. Izadyar has yet to win a medal in the [...]

wsws (2018-10-15). Chicago cop cleared in the 2012 killing of 15-year-old Dakota Bright. wsws.org The decision means that Brandon Ternand will not face any discipline for the murder and will be reinstated to active duty with back pay.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism. therealnews.com Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Adeyinka Makinde (2018-10-15). Positing Corbyn's Labour Party as Practitioners of "Soviet Anti-Semitism" globalresearch.ca A recent opinion piece by a certain Ben Cohen for the 'Jewish News Syndicate' entitled " Soviet anti-Semitism in a British guise" presented the view that the Jeremy Corbyn-led British Labour Party has adopted the trappings of an ...

Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-15). The Washington Post, as it Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists. theintercept.com The Post's righteous fury toward those who maintain relationships with the Saudi regime cannot be reconciled with its own actions.

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). 'Selling Out America': Paul Krugman Explains How Trump and His Cronies 'Are Willing to Endanger Civilization' for Political Gain. alternet.org Their reaction to climate change is revealing. | A new report from the United Nations detailing the looming threat of global warming should be all anyone can talk about this month, but instead, it has been largely ignored in the American political debate. The reason is simple: Almost no one believes there's much chance the United States has the political will to do anything substantial to. . .

Staff (2018-10-15). Winston Churchill's Perverse Place in the American Imagination. truthdig.com His legacy is one of death and destruction, but that hasn't stopped liberals and conservatives alike from revering him as a hero in 2018.

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. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). Frank McKenna: Justin Trudeau's Man Behind the Oil Sands. therealnews.com How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?

John Wojcik (2018-10-15). Racist dog whistles against Andrew Gillum could backfire on Florida GOP. peoplesworld.org After Andrew Gillum became the first major party African-American nominee for governor this year in Florida, Republicans immediately launched a barrage of racist attacks on him. Since then, they've gone way beyond old dog whistle tactics. Republican ads have described him as "lazy" and unwilling to do the hard work of...

Zero Hedge (2018-10-15). Scientists Freak Out Over Pandemic Potential of Genetically Engineered Smallpox. globalresearch.ca Following the release of a paper earlier this year which describes how researchers stitched together segments of DNA in order to revive horsepox — a previously eradicated virus, scientists have been flipping out over the possibility that bad actors may ...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018. therealnews.com Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous' prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height's coming projects

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Breitbart Is Actually Trying to Blame Bad Economic Data on 'Leftwing Anger Directed at Donald Trump'. alternet.org Your periodic reminder that the far-right outlet is a not a real news agency. | When you live in the Trump bubble, everything positive that happens in the world must be attributed to the great leader, while everything negative must be due to his evil opponents. In a new article published Monday, Breitbart displayed this delusional thinking in a particularly transparent and pitiful "analysis" of recent economic data. Writer John Carney pointed. . .

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-15). US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? therealnews.com September's unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI's Gerald Epstein

Al Neal (2018-10-15). USA gold medalist pans USA Gymnastics chief over anti-Nike tweet. peoplesworld.org ...

Jake Johnson (2018-10-15). Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge. globalresearch.ca The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media. | After Facebook announced on October 10 that it shut down and removed hundreds of pages and accounts that it ...

Shared by Andre Vltchek (2018-10-15). Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber? therealnews.com After decades of stagnation, corruption and deadly dependency on the United States, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is considered by many ordinary people, as well as by intellectuals, to be the last chance for Mexico

Special to PeoplesWorld (2018-10-15). This week in history: Tommie Smith, John Carlos and the 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute. peoplesworld.org Standing atop the medal podium during the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in M...

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...

RT (2018-10-15). Trump's strange portrait with former GOP presidents has netizens in stitches (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Journalist Leslie Stahl's interview with President Trump on 60 Minutes didn't yield much information people didn't already know. However, one seemingly explosive revelation came in the unexpected form of... a painting.
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Irandokht Paigah (2018-10-15). Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community. iranian.com I'm new to politics. My family ingrained a very clear message in my mind from when I was young — they said focus on your education, work hard, take care of your family and stay far away from politics. It made sense at the time, so I didn't question it and did exactly what I [...]

Shared by Eze JacksonDharna Noor (2018-10-15). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018. therealnews.com Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous' prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height's coming projects

Morning Star (2018-10-15). Right-wing government shuts down Communist newspaper in India. peoplesworld.org India's Communists have vowed to fight "legally and politically" to defend freedom of the press after a state's right-wing BJP government attempted to shut down the party newspaper. Tripura, which the Hindu nationalist party took control of from the communist-led Left Front earlier this year, cancelled the registratio...

Russell Mokhiber (2018-10-15). Sarah Chayes Calls on West Virginians to Write In No More Manchins. counterpunch.org There are Democrats in West Virginia who are going to vote for Senator Joe Manchin — no matter that he's a corporate Democrat, no matter that he supports Big Pharma and the fossil fuel industry, no matter that he was the only Democratic Senator to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). 'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria. therealnews.com Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid discusses her book "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria," based on years of on-the-ground reporting since the 2011 uprising.

Colin Todhunter (2018-10-15). From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture. counterpunch.org Food and environment campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just produced the report 'Shockingly high levels of weedkiller found in popular breakfast cereals marketed for British children'. In this 68-page document, she draws from new research in the UK that mirrors findings from the US about the dangerous levels of glyphosate found in food, especially products More

Tom Gill (2018-10-15). Spain's Left Turn? counterpunch.org Spain's governing Socialists have received backing from the radical left United Podemos to deliver hikes in the minimum wage and income tax on the rich. The deal makes it more likely that Pedro Sánchez's minority government can get its budget for next year through parliament and stave off calls from the right-wing opposition to bring More

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (2018-10-15). Without Medicaid expansion, the poor simply don't go to the doctor. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report due out Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy. The nonpartisan Government Accountabilit...

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.

Jon Queally, Common Dreams (2018-10-15). Trump Claims 'It Doesn't Matter' If Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are True: 'We Won'. alternet.org The president also claimed he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" despite openly mocking her at a campaign rally | Straight from the mouth of the President of the United States. "I'm not going to get into it. ""It doesn't matter. ""We won. "Asked if he believes he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" by openly mocking her at a campaign rally and suggesting she lied about the allegations she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court Justi. . .

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-15). We Stopped ICE From Getting an Extra Billion; Now Let's Defund It Totally. truthout.org On September 28, President Trump signed a continuing resolution to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security at the current levels until December 7. This move averted a government shutdown before the midterm elections and laid the groundwork for a bigger budget struggle over the coming months. | But perhaps one of the most significant things about the bill was what wasn't in it. | In late August, the #DefundHate Coalition

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Ex-US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Warns Against Trump's 'Wide-Eyed Acceptance' of King's Denial: He Told Me 9/11 Was 'An Israeli Plot'. alternet.org "The king firmly denied any knowledge of it," Trump said Monday. | Robert Jordan, the former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W. Bush, cautioned Donald Trump against "wide-eyed acceptance" of Saudi Arabia's claim it had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Trump on Monday said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.

Shared by Bruce Livesey (2018-10-15). Frank McKenna: Justin Trudeau's Man Behind the Oil Sands. therealnews.com How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?

Pepe Escobar (2018-10-15). Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers. globalresearch.ca Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration and Western sanctions as foreign policy. | It is the paradigm shift ...

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-15). VIDEO — Die Insektenarmee des Pentagons. globalresearch.ca Insektenschwärme, die gentechnisch veränderte infektiöse Viren transportieren, die landwirtschaftliche Nutzpflanzen eines Landes angreifen und seine Nahrungsmittelproduktion zerstören — das ist kein Science-Fiction-Szenario, sondern ein Plan, der von der DARPA, der Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency des Pentagons, derzeit vorbereitet wird....

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). The Netherlands Should Protect Venezuelan Refugees. hrw.org Colombian police officers stand in front of people queueing to try to cross into Colombia from Venezuela through the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia. January 24, 2018. | © 2018 Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters | The...

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Florida Supreme Court Just Thwarted the Republican Governor's Underhanded and Desperate Plot to Grab Power. alternet.org Rick Scott thought he had a failsafe to preserve GOP power in case Democrats won the governor's mansion. The state supreme court just threw cold water on it. | This year, Florida has very good odds of electing Andrew Gillum, the charismatic, progressive Tallahassee mayor, as their next governor. But outgoing GOP governor Rick Scott thought he had a. . .

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). EU: Oppose Hungary's Rejection of EU Values. hrw.org Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban shows a document during a debate concerning Hungary's situation as part of a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France on September 11, 2018. | © 2018 FREDERICK...

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-15). Ford Motor Chairman Cancels Visit To Saudi Investor Conference. iranian.com Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford cancelled a multi-stop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reports. The company did not elaborate on the reasons for Ford's decision not to attend the [...]

Dean Baker (2018-10-15). Corporate Debt Scares. counterpunch.org As we mark the 10th anniversary of the peak of the financial crisis, news outlets continue to feature pieces how another one, possibly worse, is just around the corner. This mostly shows that the folks who control these outlets learned absolutely nothing from the last crisis. As I have pointed out endlessly, the story was More

wsws (2018-10-15). Facebook's purge of left-wing media: A frontal assault on freedom of speech. wsws.org The social media monopoly's removal of left-wing news pages with millions of followers is the latest step in a conspiracy by the state and the technology giants to censor the internet.

RT (2018-10-15). Lewinsky was an adult, so Bill did nothing wrong, Hillary Clinton believes. rt.com Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton, and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said.
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Staff (2018-10-15). John Oliver on Our Presidents' Troubling Ties to Saudi Arabia (Video). truthdig.com Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to maintain a questionable relationship with Saudi Arabia, but the comedian argues he may be the first who doesn't view it as a compromise.

Julia Conley (2018-10-15). Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to 'Psychological and Economic Warfare,' Rouhani Says. mintpressnews.com "In the past 40 years, there has not been a more spiteful team than the current U.S. government team toward Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic."

Staff (2018-10-15). Georgia Hijinks Are Part of a Larger Attack on Our Democracy. truthdig.com Republican Brian Kemp has purged tens of thousands of black voters from the rolls. Civil rights groups fear it's a sign of things to come.

Robert Mackey (2018-10-15). Elizabeth Warren Reveals DNA Evidence of Native American Ancestry, Confronting Trump. theintercept.com Replying to Donald Trump's taunts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed that a DNA test provides evidence that she does, in fact, have Native American ancestry.

RT (2018-10-15). Before & after PHOTOS show horrifying devastation of Hurricane Michael. rt.com Florida is still reeling from Hurricane Michael's destruction, with entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble, while persistent flooding and power outages hamper recovery efforts.
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INA (2018-10-15). Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student. imemc.org The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention [...]...

RT (2018-10-15). Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65. rt.com Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, has passed away after a two-week battle with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). Rural Women and Girls Sidelined. hrw.org Women prepare food in Hamdallaye village in the Boké region. Compensation payments for land lost to mining are often paid to male heads of household or lineages, even where the land is utilized by entire families or households. January 2018.

Whitney Webb (2018-10-15). Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to "Buy American" mintpressnews.com The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi's disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex -- in this case Lockheed Martin -- but masquerading as a response motivated by "human rights."

Shared by therealnews (2018-10-15). As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism. therealnews.com Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

wsws (2018-10-15). Autoworkers welcome SEP candidate Niles Niemuth. wsws.org Autoworkers gave SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth a warm welcome at a plant gate rally Saturday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics. truthout.org Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if it was f...

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). In the Age of Amazon, Is There a Conscientious Way to Shop? truthout.org Janine Jackson interviewed Neil deMause about Amazon and the Village Voice for the October 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Janine Jackson: Amazon got a PR boost from its announcement that, after considerable pressure, it would raise workers' minimum wage to $15 an hour. Immediately after, we learned that the company would simultaneously be cutting

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-10-15). Regretful Trump Voters Explain Why They've Turned on 'the Dictator in White House': He's Surrounded 'Himself with Crooks'. alternet.org "There does not seem to be any effort to unite the country. " | A panel of former Trump voters on Monday told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that they deeply regret their decision — and now they're going to back Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. Independent voter Anthony Miles, who was attracted to President Donald Trump's outsider status in the 2016 election, said he was hugely disappointed in the president getting caught up in one corru. . .

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Former GOP Congressman David Jolly Explains Why He Just Left the Republican Party. alternet.org Certain segments of the GOP can no longer recognized their party. | As President Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, he's left many of its members disaffected in his wake. One of those members, former congressman David Jolly from Florida, has now officially left the party — largely because of what the president has done to the GOP. Jolly spoke to the wsws (2018-10-15). New York judge dismisses a sexual assault charge against producer Harvey Weinstein. wsws.org Judge James Burke took the action after it came to light that a New York City police detective had failed to report an interview with a friend of one of the complainants, Lucia Evans, which casts doubt on her version of events.

Rob Urie (2018-10-15). Climate Crisis is Upon Us. counterpunch.org One of the more useful allusions hidden in plain sight in the recent IPCC / UN report on climate crisis is the distinction between the pre-industrial and industrial ages that defines the era of climate crisis. Industrial capitalism, a/k/a capitalism, is the cause of climate crisis. Plenty of pseudo-scientific rubbish about human caused and Anthropocene can be found in the report's text. But industry--- the integration of science and technology in capitalist production, is identified as the cause. No longer are goat herders in Turkmenistan as responsible as the executives of Exxon-Mobil for the unfolding debacle.

INA (2018-10-15). Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time. imemc.org Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental [...]...

Terry Schwadron, Common Dreams (2018-10-15). Here's How Georgia is Restricting Black and Latino Voters — And Could Swing the Election for the GOP. alternet.org Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is a vocal Trumpist who, among other things, has been trying different routes to squash the black vote in the state. | One of my favorite election contests this November is that for Georgia governor. Not only is Democrat Stacey Abrams, a black state legislator with agreeably progressive policies who has written books of fiction, an appealing candidate, but her Republican opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is a vocal Trumpist who, am. . .

Turki Aldakhil (2018-10-15). US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself. globalresearch.ca I read the Saudi statement in response to the American proposals regarding sanctions on Saudi Arabia. The information circulating within decision-making circles within the kingdom have gone beyond the language used in the statement and discuss more than 30 potential ...

Miko Peled (2018-10-15). When National History Includes Genocide, How Should We "Celebrate"? mintpressnews.com The United States either bows its head in shame for celebrating the murderous exploits of Columbus and the settler colonizers that followed him, or continues to glorify him and the world he represents.

IMEMC News (2018-10-15). Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Injure 19 Palestinians In Northern Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy and soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian protesters, demanding an end to the deadly siege on the Gaza Strip, and injured 19 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession was organized by the Higher National Committee for [...]...

Christopher Black (2018-10-15). On US Naval Blockades and a Hard Days War. Economic Warfare against Russia is not Working. globalresearch.ca On the 22nd of October 1962 the US 2nd Fleet began the blockade of Cuba, an action that immediately threatened the world with nuclear war and annihilation. Those of us old enough to remember President Kennedy's statement on live television ...

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-15). San Francisco's Earthquake-Unsafe Jail Leaves Prisoners in Peril. truthout.org In earthquake-prone San Francisco, every year elementary schools hold legally mandated earthquake drills where students learn to "drop, cover, and hold on." The government also regularly hires engineers who assess whether or not buildings in San Francisco could survive a major shaking like the 1906 tremor that left the city in a pile of splinters and ash. | One place that the city knows is beyond repair is the local Hall of Justice jail, a relic from the 1950s built on soil that's highly susceptible to Marcos Aleman (2018-10-15). Archbishop Oscar Romero, killed by right-wing assassin in 1980, becomes saint. peoplesworld.org ...

Justin T. McPhee (2018-10-15). Uberrima Fides? Witness K, East Timor and the Economy of Espionage. counterpunch.org "There is an air of unreality about this stated case. It has the appearance of a Law School moot based on an episode taken from the adventures of Maxwell Smart". It was with some levity that Justice Mason described the Australian Secret Intelligence Service's botched training session at the Sheraton Hotel, Melbourne, in November 1983. More

Sheldon Richman (2018-10-15). Trump's Middle East Delusions Persist. counterpunch.org Trump has already claimed to have resolved the refugee and Jerusalem issues simply through unilateral moves, moves that pleased the Israelis and pissed off the Palestinians, who are expected to relinquish any right of return for the dispossessed and to give up any hope for an East Jerusalem capital of any future state. And Team Trump has cut all aid to the Palestinians, refugees or not, intending to redirect the money elsewhere (but not to the taxpayers) — unless they play ball. More

Consortiumnews (2018-10-15). Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime. consortiumnews.com Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium... Read more →

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-10-15). Saudi Coalition Targets Buses of Fleeing Civilians in Hodeida, Killing 19. mintpressnews.com There are no humanitarian corridors in Hodeida to allow civilians to flee or ambulance crews to transport the wounded to hospitals outside of the province. To make matter worse, a seemingly endless barrage of coalition airstrikes presents a constant danger to those seeking to flee the fighting.

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). GOP Candidate Invents Fake Washington Post Fact Check to Cover Up His Awful Record on Health Care. alternet.org GOP Rep. Dave Brat issued a press release that the Washington Post had found his Democratic opponent, Abigail Spanberger, had lied about him. The Washington Post did not say that. | House Republicans are desperate to throw off Democratic attacks alleging they voted to kick poor and sick people off of their health insurance — which is difficult, because they very. . .

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Catastrophic Hurricanes Should Force US to Reassess Climate Policy. truthout.org We don't have a good count of the combined death toll from last week's record-breaking catastrophic hurricane, which hit the coast of Florida and large parts of Georgia and the Carolinas. This storm came before many people in South Carolina were able to move back into their homes following Hurricane Florence last month. | A number of deaths have already been reported, but as we know from research on the impact of Hurricane Irma on Puerto Rico, a full accounting may show many more deaths from indirect causes, like heart attack victims bei...

FBD (2018-10-15). Dow AgroSciences Seeks to Expand Use of Bee-killing Pesticide to Additional 3 Million Acres in California, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a request by Dow AgroSciences to dramatically expand the use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor to rice, avocados, greenhouses, tree farms and residential ornamental plants sold at retail outlets. | The EPA has already concluded ...

wsws (2018-10-15). New Zealand to fine travellers who refuse to unlock electronic devices at border. wsws.org Under a new law, anyone entering New Zealand can be fined $5,000 for refusing to provide passwords and encryption keys, enabling Customs agents to search their electronic devices.

David A. Love (2018-10-15). The GOP's Racist Election Strategy. progressive.org As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism.

wsws (2018-10-15). Washington presses Central America to militarize and turn away from China. wsws.org With immigrants as the initial target, the militarization is ultimately aimed at suppressing any challenge from below and turning Central America into a battlefield in US wars against other "great powers."

Yves Engler (2018-10-15). Ottawa's Incestuous World of Pro-military Lobbying. globalresearch.ca How do you feel about taxpayer-funded organizations using your tax dollars to lobby elected politicians for more of your tax dollars? | Welcome to the Canadian military. | Last week Anju Dhillon told the House of Commons | "I saw first-hand the sacrifices | ...

wsws (2018-10-15). Death toll from Hurricane Michael continues to climb. wsws.org Hurricane Michael is now considered to be the third most powerful storm to impact the US.

wsws (2018-10-15). Brexit crisis leaves fate of May government in balance. wsws.org If the May government fails to secure an EU deal without precipitating a pro-Brexit Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) rebellion, a general election might result, bringing a Jeremy Corbyn Labour-led government to power.

Jeff Cohen (2018-10-15). Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters. counterpunch.org Chants of "No More War" from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing More

wsws (2018-10-15). Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange's access to communications and visitors. wsws.org Ecuador's decision does not end the danger Assange faces or his effective imprisonment inside the small embassy building in London.

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-15). 'No Turning Back' — Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria. therealnews.com Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid discusses her book "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria," based on years of on-the-ground reporting since the 2011 uprising.

Global Research News (2018-10-15). Selected Articles: Facebook Censorship and the Atlantic Council. globalresearch.ca For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide of Facebook and Search Engine manipulations, we call upon ...

Bill Morlin (2018-10-15). Antigovernment, anti-media views voiced at Montana conference. splcenter.org Antigovernment icon Ammon Bundy renewed his call for turning national public lands over to state governments at a weekend gathering in Montana where he shared the stage with prominent anti-American Indian activists and extremists.

Tasnim News (2018-10-15). Iran's Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms. iranian.com An Iranian military official confirmed that Bavar-373, Iran's homegrown long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems (VLS). The sophisticated homegrown air defense system that includes various components is undergoing complicated tests, he said, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019). [...]

Staff (2018-10-15). Fearing Wildfires, California Utilities Cut Power to Thousands. truthdig.com Two major utilities for the first time shut off power to some customers, concerned that fires could ignite if high winds bring down power lines.

wsws (2018-10-15). Scottish National Party proposes pact with Labour for second Brexit referendum. wsws.org The SNP is proposing support for a Labour government in the UK based on demands for a rerun of the 2016 Brexit vote.

Karen J. Greenberg (2018-10-15). How Guantánamo Laid the Groundwork for Kavanaugh's Confirmation. thenation.com How Guantánamo Laid the Groundwork for Kavanaugh's Confirmation...

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Economists Slam Trump Administration's Tax Cut Lies After New Data Reveal the Ballooning Deficit. alternet.org Republicans screamed about the deficit for years — but they never really cared. | Under President Donald Trump, the federal deficit is spiking 17 percent in 2018, according to new government data. The biggest culprit in the rise? The Republicans' tax cuts, which funneled the large majority of the benefits to wealthy people and corporations. At $666 billion in 2017, the deficit will now climb to $779 billion in the. . .

Michelle Zacarias (2018-10-15). 'The Hate U Give,' a moving portrayal of Black duality. peoplesworld.org The Hate U Give was released in limited theaters last week,...

Joan Walsh (2018-10-15). Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her...

splcenter (2018-10-15). SPLC lawsuit challenges Trump administration's turnback policy against asylum seekers. splcenter.org The Trump administration has illegally and deliberately restricted the number of individuals who can access the asylum process at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an updated class action lawsuit filing from the SPLC.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber? therealnews.com After decades of stagnation, corruption and deadly dependency on the United States, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is considered by many ordinary people, as well as by intellectuals, to be the last chance for Mexico

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. |

James M. Dorsey (2018-10-15). Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost. iranian.com The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At stake is not only the fate of a widely respected journalist and the future of Turkish-Saudi relations. Khashoggi's fate, whether he [...]

wsws (2018-10-15). US, European powers threaten Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi murder. wsws.org Evidence that America's closest Arab Middle East ally murdered a well known journalist exposes the criminality of the entire global financial aristocracy.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-10-15). Venezuela: Maduro Meets with Workers' Congress, Approves Micro-Missions. venezuelanalysis.com The micro-missions will be led by worker brigades to address immediate problems, particularly in the country's ailing oil industry.

Staff (2018-10-15). Pressured Over Missing Writer, Saudi Arabia Lashes Out. truthdig.com Riyadh has promised to retaliate should President Donald Trump follow through on his threat to severely punish the oil-rich kingdom.

Joe Catron (2018-10-15). Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters. globalresearch.ca As Israeli soldiers gun down unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the Great March of Return, their lethal operations depend on an array of contractors and suppliers, many of them companies based outside Israel. | "The Israeli military relies on a network of | ...

Gary Leupp (2018-10-15). The Khashoggi Affair And The Anti-Iran Axis. iranian.com I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting [...]

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama's Posture to the Chimpanzee from 'Bedtime for Bonzo'. alternet.org Republicans just can't turn off the racism. | Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley is facing fresh scrutiny for comments she posted to Facebook in 2009, in which she compared former First Lady Michelle Obama to the chimpanzee from the 1951 Ronald Reagan film "Bedtime for Bonzo" following Michelle's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. "Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don't we expect our First Ladies to at least stand up straight? (And my dear sister,. . .

John Nichols (2018-10-15). Will North Dakota's Discriminatory Voter-ID Law Cost Democrats the Senate? thenation.com Will North Dakota's Discriminatory Voter-ID Law Cost Democrats the Senate?

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Here Are 5 Ways a House Victory for Democrats Will Impede Trump's Far-Right Agenda — Even If Republicans Maintain the Senate. alternet.org For one, a Democratic House Could Investigate Trump-Related Scandals | With the 2018 midterms only three weeks away, Democrats are hoping to recapture both houses of Congress—although polls are looking much better for them in the House of Representatives than in the Senate. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Sunday, October 14 showed an 11% advantage over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot. But while Democrats, according to pollster Nate Si. . .

Daisy Luther (2018-10-15). Why the Coordinated Alternative Media Purge Should Terrify Everyone: Soon Those Who Hate Freedom Will Have Unquestioned Access to the Minds of 2 Billion People. globalresearch.ca Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It's just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they'll soon ...

DTPW (2018-10-15). Bolsonaro and Brazil's "National Security Ideology": Order and Progress Was Never a Civilian Slogan. globalresearch.ca The apparent victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections has been analysed as the return of some kind of fascism to Brazil: electing dictators where they previously had to enter office in tanks. However, Brazilians, unlike Portuguese, ...

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). West Virginia Courts in Chaos After GOP Impeachment of Chief Justice Is Ruled Illegal. alternet.org West Virginia has plunged headlong into a constitutional crisis. | Earlier this year, Republicans in the West Virginia legislature took the extraordinary action of impeaching every single member of the state Supreme Court. But the entire process has blown up in Republicans' face. The state courts are now in a full-blown constitutional crisis, because the impeachment of Democra. . .

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Trump Embarrasses Himself After Promising to Hold Ted Cruz Rally in Texas' 'Biggest Stadium'. alternet.org Trump said he would hold a rally for Ted Cruz in Texas' 'Biggest Stadium'. The venue he booked is not even close. | With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) facing an ongoing threat from El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke, President Donald Trump said in August that he would come to the Lone Star State to hold a rally for the embattled far-right senator. "I'm picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find," he RT (2018-10-15). Daily Beast bashed for using Ivanka Trump as 'clickbait' for 'exposé' on Transcendental Meditation. rt.com The Daily Beast was blamed for using Ivanka Trump's name to lure readers into reading their 'exposé' of the weirder aspects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. The daughter of the US president barely figures in it.
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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). 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.

Ilana Novick (2018-10-15). Myanmar Military Used Facebook to Incite Violence Against the Rohingya. truthdig.com The social network we use to share cat photos and reports of new babies is also a breeding ground for disinformation campaigns. As Americans continue to argue over whether posts from Russian-affiliated groups influenced the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election, an investigative report by The New York Times reveals the Myanmar (formerly Burma) military "turned the social...

Dave Zirin (2018-10-15). 'I've Been Raising My Fist Every Day for 50 Years'. thenation.com 'I've Been Raising My Fist Every Day for 50 Years'

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-15). These Five Stunning Facts About Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Show Why His Murder Will Rock US-Saudi Relations. alternet.org The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is not going to be easily explained. | The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and allegations of foul play have inspired considerable outrage, with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders on the left to journalist Max Boot on the right demanding answers. Turkish government officials are alleging that Saudi government officials l. . .

RT (2018-10-15). Elon Musk likes anime and says it's time to build a giant robot. rt.com Billionaire Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame has revealed another facet to his eccentric nature: he likes anime. Perhaps too much so, because he may be planning to build a giant anime robot.
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RT (2018-10-15). Alec Baldwin calls on Democrats to 'overthrow' Trump's government. rt.com Saturday Night Live actor and relentless Trump critic Alec Baldwin has called on Democratic voters to "overthrow" the government of the United States at the ballot box. |
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Heather Digby Parton, Salon (2018-10-15). Here's the Real Reason Conservatives Are 'Terrified' of the So-Called Left-Wing 'Mob'. alternet.org Trump voting right-wingers are not actually afraid. They're playing the victim to own the libs. | I hear that the angry mob is on the march getting ready to take to the streets and destroy everything that God-fearing Real Americans care about. Again. This latest iteration of the perennial right-wing fear-mongering began when survivors and women's rights activists came to Washington to protest the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. These frightening revolutiona. . .

Michelle Chen (2018-10-15). Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Is Just More of the Same. thenation.com Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Is Just More of the Same...

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-15). Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over? therealnews.com Trudeau's government may have decided not to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal halting the TransMountain pipeline expansion but the fight is far from over says Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law.

RT (2018-10-15). Kentucky governor catches heat for grenade-throwing publicity stunt (VIDEO). rt.com Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has filmed himself throwing a variety of grenades around as a ham-fisted metaphor for 'blowing up' bad policy. The video ad immediately backfired. |
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wsws (2018-10-15). Widespread opposition to Teamsters' override of UPS workers' contract rejection. wsws.org A worker from southern California reported that during balloting on the contract, UPS management asked workers how they voted and whether they wanted to change their vote.

wsws (2018-10-15). Massachusetts: National Grid joins roster of companies risking customers' lives. wsws.org Another incident by a gas utility has been linked to overpressurization of gas lines.

Robert Reich (2018-10-15). Robert Reich: The Economy Is in Much Worse Shape Than It Looks. truthdig.com Unemployment is down to 3.7 percent, but jobs are less secure than ever. So much for the president's favorite talking point.

Staff (2018-10-15). Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage. truthdig.com The Massachusetts senator rebuts Donald Trump's smears against her, fueling speculation she plans to run for president in 2020.

Zack Wasserman (2018-10-15). How Silicon Valley Hacked the Economy. thenation.com How Silicon Valley Hacked the Economy...

Marilyn Bechtel (2018-10-15). New Trump immigration rules put wealthy at front of the line. peoplesworld.org Response has been swift to new immigration regulations made public by the Department of Homeland Security Sept. 22 and formally proposed Oct. 10. If confirmed following a two-month public comment period, the regulations would greatly expand "public charge" stipulations that put immigra...

Mehdi Hasan (2018-10-15). Trump Told Lesley Stahl He Calls the Truth "Fake News" to Discredit Journalists. So Why Did She Let Him Do It Again on "60 Minutes"? theintercept.com In her "60 Minutes" interview of Trump on Sunday, Lesley Stahl asked very few follow-up questions and allowed a number of blatant lies to go unchallenged.

Kevin Zeese (2018-10-15). Act Now to Protect Our Right to Protest. globalresearch.ca Restricting Our Right To Protest Shows We Are Winning | The radical attack on our constitutional right to protest in Washington, DC needs to be stopped. The National Park Service (NPS) has published proposed rules that would curtail First Amendment rights ...

Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-15). Evacuating Nauru: Médecins Sans FrontiŹres and Australia's Refugee Dilemma. counterpunch.org It is an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of medical rescue and human rights advocacy, Médecins Sans FrontiŹres has had its faults. Its co-founder Bernard Kouchner went a bit awry when he turned such advocacy into full blown interventionism. As Nicolas Sarkozy's foreign minister, More

Patrick Cockburn (2018-10-15). The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org The plot to supposedly murder Jamal Khashoggi, as apparently proved by Turkish audio and video evidence shown to US officials, is a grisly mixture of savagery and stupidity: Jack the Ripper meets Inspector Clouseau. Neither element is surprising because violent overreaction to minor threats is a traditional feature of dictatorial rule. As seems to be the case with Saudi Arabia today, Iraq under Saddam Hussein made immense efforts to eliminate exiled critics who posed no danger to the regime. INA (2018-10-15). Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu's Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation. imemc.org Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday's statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement "is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effec...

amnesty (2018-10-15). Syria: A year after Raqqa, US-led Coalition's ongoing denials an insult to survivors. amnesty.org Disappointing Pentagon communiqué 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...

Clark T. Scott (2018-10-15). Acclimated Behaviorisms. counterpunch.org Lately, I find myself speculating about the possibility that perhaps the increase of global temperature and the human complicity through the acceleration of carbon release are having an effect on the thinking and behavior of people. There has seemingly always been a divide between what we humans claim we want and believe and what we More

IMEMC News (2018-10-15). Soldiers Confiscate Equipment Near Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated equipment used for digging water wells, in addition to a crane and electricity generator. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Susiya village, in Masafer Yatta, and confiscated the equipment, before taking [...]...

INA (2018-10-15). New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy. imemc.org The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built [...]...

Murtaza Hussain (2018-10-15). Military Officials Aren't Supposed to Associate With Hate Groups. So Why Are These Generals Speaking at Frank Gaffney's Confab? theintercept.com The military has codes of conduct that are supposed to bar associating with hate groups. Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy is exactly that.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). How Guantánamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh Hearings. truthout.org Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, there has been a largely overlooked casualty: the American judiciary. It's not the end result alone — his addition to the highest bench in the land where he will sit for life — that promises to damage the country, but the unprofessional, procedurally irresponsible way his circus-like hearings were held that dealt a blow to the possibilities for justice in America, a blow from which it may prove hard to recover. | Senator Susan Collins acknowledged the damage the hearings wrought, even if she misunderstood the cause. Delive...

IMEMC News (2018-10-15). Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Four And Injure Seven. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and started bulldozing adjacent lands, before attacking nonviolent solidarity activists, abducted four and injured seven other. Eyewitnesses said seven nonviolent activist suffered various lacerations after being assaulted by the Israeli soldiers and [...]...

Consortiumnews (2018-10-15). Peter Lavelle: Why I Read Consortium News. consortiumnews.com Peter Lavelle, the host of RT's Cross Talk, explains what Consortium News means to him. From the desk of Peter Lavelle: Not long ago during a visit he made to Moscow, I told Joe Lauria — now editor-in-chief of Consortium... Read more →

Gary Leupp (2018-10-15). The Khashoggi Affair and and the Anti-Iran Axis. counterpunch.org I've argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true "Axis of Evil") united (for very different reasons) in opposition to Iran. The Saudi king has urged Washington to topple the Islamic Republic, which it considers heretical and the fountainhead of regional Shiite militancy. Robert Gates (Defense Secretary 2006-11) recalled meeting More

RT (2018-10-15). I'm president and you're not': Trump mocks CBS anchor in tense 60 Minutes interview. rt.com US President Donald Trump stuck his executive privilege in the face of CBS anchor Lesley Stahl during a tug-of-war moment in his interview with CBS, reminding her who was in charge and refusing to make a pledge she demanded.
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Associated Press (2018-10-15). Crece caravana de migrantes hondureĖos que se dirige a EEUU. peoplesworld.org CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) —...

Marvin Kitman (2018-10-15). The Kitman Plan for Peace in the Middle East: Two Proposals. counterpunch.org For the last few years, there has been a debate about whether we should stay the course or cut and run in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, whatever). We've been in or out the last17 years of what began as the so-called Iraq War, which could be our first 100 Years War. We're in, More

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Vatican Canonizes Salvadoran Archbishop ąìscar Romero, Who Was Killed by a U.S.-Backed Death Squad. democracynow.org Pope Francis has named Salvadoran Archbishop ąìscar Romero a saint. Romero was a champion for the poor and oppressed who was murdered by a U.S.-backed right-wing death squad in 1980 at the beginning of the brutal U.S.-backed military campaign in El Salvador. Wearing the blood-stained rope belt that Romero wore when he was assassinated, Pope Francis praised Romero for disregarding his own life "to be close to the poor and to his people." We speak with Matt Eisenbrandt, a human rights lawyer and the author of "Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder ąìscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killer...

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs. truthout.org Now that nearly a full week has passed since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle and proceeded to tear through Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina — obliterating entire neighborhoods, businesses, and schools and killing at least 18 people — many of the millions of US residents affected by the storm are beginning to voice outrage at the inadequate response of the Trump administration as hundreds of thousands are still without electricity as well as basic resources like food, water, medicine, and shelter. | "They're doing us like they did New Orleans," Florida resident Tracey Simmons...

RT (2018-10-15). Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King 'immediately' over missing journalist. rt.com US President Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman of Saudi Arabia after the king denied having any knowledge about the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. |
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Stuart Sheldon (2018-10-15). Signs of the Times. thenation.com Signs of the Times...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Trump Admin Hints It May Resume Family Separation at Border; ACLU Says "Public Outcry Is Critical" democracynow.org The Trump administration is reportedly considering plans to resume its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their families along the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the full number of people torn apart the last time it carried out the widely condemned practice remains unclear. A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought. Trump administration officials are now considering plans to detain asylum-seeking families together for up to 20 days and then...

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Fox News Host Admits There's No Distinction Between His Network and the Trump White House: 'They're Joined at the Hip'. alternet.org It's nice to hear one of them admit it. | In a new interview with Hill. TV, Fox News host Juan Williams admitted what should be obvious to any casual observer of politics: President Donald Trump and Fox News are completely in sync, so much so that some argue the network has become a form of "state. . .

INA (2018-10-15). Israeli Settlers Led by Yehuda Glick Break into Al-Aqsa. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli settlers, headed by extremist American-born rabbi and member of the Knesset for Likud, Yehuda Glick, on Monday morning, broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound via the Maghriba gate, and under heavy protection by Israeli occupation troops. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that [...]...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-15). Former Saudi Political Prisoner: Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics. democracynow.org Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," President Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if i...

RT (2018-10-15). 'Strong evidence' Elizabeth Warren may be a little Native American after all. rt.com A DNA test, provided by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to the Boston Globe, proves she has a little Native American blood due to an ancestor some 6-10 generations ago.
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John Wojcik (2018-10-15). Why Trump bears responsibility for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. peoplesworld.org European nations, including Germany, France, and Britain, are calling for a "credible investigation" of the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and never came out. Turkey said he was tortured, killed, and dismembered by a S...

Kali Holloway, Independent Media Institute (2018-10-15). Read the Moving Letter the Descendant of a Racist Confederate Leader Wrote in Support of Anti-Racist Activists. alternet.org A UNC-Chapel Hill student faces criminal charges for protesting a Confederate statue on campus. | Meg Yarnell, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Julian Carr, is calling for academic and criminal charges to be dropped against Maya Little and other anti-racist activists who have been arrested for protests related to the Confederate monument known as. . .

Peter Korzun (2018-10-15). The United States Did It Again: Its Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria. globalresearch.ca The US-led coalition used white phosphorus (WP) munitions while delivering air strikes against the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor on Oct. 13. The attack resulted in civilian casualties. Last month, WP munitions were also used by two US Air Force ...

Ramin Mazaheri (2018-10-15). Iran's Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd. mintpressnews.com Thirty years after the end of Iran's "War of Sacred Defense" Iran's "military parades" are attacked, but the world still doesn't really comprehend exactly what the West is attacking in Iran.

Steven W. Thrasher (2018-10-15). Damn It, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama, Stop Rehabilitating George W. Bush! thenation.com Damn It, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama, Stop Rehabilitating George W. Bush!

RT (2018-10-15). Looter trying to steal police car shot in Florida town devastated by Hurricane Michael. rt.com Law enforcement officials in Panama City, Florida have reportedly shot and killed a man who tried to steal one of their vehicles. Looting is a major concern in areas destroyed by Hurricane Michael.
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David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-10-15). Fox News Host Deletes Tweet After Getting Mocked for Complaining Interviewer 'Peppered' Trump 'Endlessly' with Questions. alternet.org That's kind of Lesley Stahl's job. . . | Fox News Monday morning did its usual propaganda pitch for President Trump, defending the lying leader's responses during his rare "60 Minutes" interview which aired Sunda. . .

RT (2018-10-15). The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'. rt.com A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite." |
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Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Trump Administration Hints It May Resume Family Separation at Border. truthout.org The Trump administration is reportedly considering plans to resume its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their families along the US-Mexico border, even as the full number of people torn apart the last time it carried out the widely condemned practice remains unclear. A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought. Trump administration officials are now considering plans to detain asylum-seeking families together for up to 20 days, and th...

Whitney Webb (2018-10-15). Despite Bannon's Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil's Trump — He's Far Worse. mintpressnews.com Bolsonaro is different from Trump in that — instead of planning to build a wall or enact an immigration ban — Bolsonaro believes in using military and police violence to purge Brazil of "undesirables."

IMEMC News (2018-10-15). Updated: "Palestinian, Who Was Killed In Alleged Stabbing Attempt, Identified" imemc.org The Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli soldiers near an illegal colony, north of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank, Monday, has been identified as Elias Saleh Yassin, 22, from Biddya village, west of Salfit. The Palestinian was shot dead by soldiers stationed at the "Gitai" Junction, close to Ariel [...]...

Jeremy Salt (2018-10-15). Sabra and Shatila: The Secret Papers. Carefully Planned Israeli Atrocities Led by Ariel Sharon. globalresearch.ca Sabra and Shatila, September 1982, stands as one of the worst single atrocities in modern history. Up to 3500 Palestinians were massacred when Israel's Falangist proxies surged through the two Beirut camps in September 1982. Israel sought to dump ...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-15). Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over? therealnews.com Trudeau's government may have decided not to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal halting the TransMountain pipeline expansion but the fight is far from over says Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law.

aclu (2018-10-15). On Election Day, the Voters of New Hampshire Can Protect Their Privacy in the Digital Age. aclu.org Ballot question 2 seeks to guarantee that residents' right to privacy in their "private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent." | "Live free or die." | As reflected in its official state motto, no state has unequivocally embraced the principles of liberty and privacy more than the state of New Hampshire. These ideals make up the core of the state's philosophical DNA. It is therefore surprising that New Hampshire is conspicuously missing from the list of the Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). UK: Amend Flawed Counterterrorism Bill. hrw.org An armed police officer stands guard outside the Houses of Parliament in London, April 2017. | © 2017 Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images | (London) — The United Kingdom Pa...

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-10-15). GOP Strategists Worry Party Will Get Crushed in Midterms: 'This Is Going to be Devastating'. alternet.org "The GOP is now facing a green wave," Congressional Leadership Fund leader Corry Bliss explained. | Republican strategists across the country say they're seeing a "green wave" of money boosting Democratic congressional candidates — and they're preparing for what could be a brutal election night in November. Talking with the Associated Press, GOP strategist Terry Sullivan said that co. . .

RT (2018-10-15). Rogue killers or state murder? Riyadh gets benefit of doubt from Trump where Russia doesn't. rt.com Washington has reacted with uncharacteristic calm following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead of slapping Riyadh with sanctions and tearing up deals, Trump has refused to pin the blame on anyone.
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wsws (2018-10-15). In Rome, Salvini and Le Pen launch campaign for a neo-fascist Europe. wsws.org Exploiting reactionary austerity policies carried out by social-democratic and pseudo-left parties across Europe, the two neo-fascistic leaders posed as defenders of the peoples of Europe.

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos (2018-10-15). New York Republicans Defend Decision to Invite 'Proud Boys' Leader to Speak — Despite Violent Aftermath. alternet.org "We're the victims here," said the club's president. | The Metropolitan Republican Club of Manhattan brought in a hate group leader to give a speech and is now insisting that that was a great decision and the club is in no way responsible for the hate group's members attacking and beating anti-racist protesters while leaving the event. Gavin McInnes, the leader of the "Proud Boys," was wsws (2018-10-15). Unions to "work with" Quebec's new right-wing populist government. wsws.org After decades of suppressing working class opposition to Liberal and PQ-led austerity governments, the unions are now offering their services to Franąßois Legault and his right-wing populist CAQ government.

Ulrich Rippert (2018-10-15). A Quarter-million Protest in Berlin Against the Grand Coalition and the Return of Fascism. globalresearch.ca Nearly 250,000 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin against racism, the far-right Alternative for Germany's witch-hunting of immigrants, and the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government. | Organized around the central slogan "#indivisible—solidarity instead of exclusion," the protest was one of ...

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Four Ways Georgia Is Suppressing Voters as Early Voting Begins. truthout.org Reports that Georgia is keeping 53,000 voter registrations on hold because of minor discrepancies have received widespread attention since last Monday. But in fact, the state has recently adopted a range of controversial voting practices. The combined effect is to put voters — especially racial minorities — at risk of disenfranchisement as the state's hotly contested governor's race approaches. Early voting begins today. | Below is a summary of the four major voting issues that have contributed to problems in the Peach State. | "Exact Match" Policy: In 2017, Georgia passed Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). 'Unbelievable': Trump Family Expert Reveals the President's Callous and Cruel Treatment of One of His Sons. alternet.org This is the president of the party supposedly representing "family values. " | Appearing on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" Monday night, reporter Emily Jane Fox argued that there's something truly "unbelievable" about the way recent reports reveal President Donald Trump has treated his son Eric. She was discussing the way the president reportedly directed Eric Trump to handle the legal response to the claims and lawsuit brought by Stormy D. . .

Steve Sweeney (2018-10-15). Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Denies Claims He Was Bribed to Kidnap Wanted Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen. globalresearch.ca Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn has denied claims he was offered a bribe to kidnap an Islamic cleric and smuggle him to Turkey, where he is accused of masterminding the failed 2016 coup. | According to the Wall Street ...

Alison Bodine (2018-10-15). Why Is the CBC Lying About Venezuela? Trudeau Government Favors US Intervention. globalresearch.ca While in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly during the last week of September the Prime Minister of Canada spoke about Venezuela. As he defended the government of Canada's outrageous decision to lead the right-wing attempt to ...

wsws (2018-10-15). Bavaria state election delivers major blow to Germany's grand coalition. wsws.org The election held Sunday reveals the broad hostility to the right-wing politics of the federal government.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-15). Young Muslim LGBTQ Activists Fight for Right to Love and Worship Freely. truthout.org A global movement is challenging stereotypes and redefining what it means to live at the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality, and gender. Despite the struggles of isolation and Islamophobia, LGBTQ+ Muslims are determined to fight for their right to worship and love freely without sacrificing one identity at the expense of the other. | Amir Ashour: | IraQueer: | Same-sex relationships between adults technically have been legal in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. In practice, however, LGBTQ+ Iraqis are subject to discrimination, family and community shunning, and murder...

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Incendiary and Cluster Munitions. globalresearch.ca Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. | Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. | The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV Convention) states: ...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-15). US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? therealnews.com September's unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI's Gerald Epstein

IMEMC News (2018-10-15). Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Olive Pickers, Injure One, Near Nablus. imemc.org A number of illegal extremist Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Monday, Palestinian orchards in Deir al-Hatab village, east of the northern West bank city of Nablus, and attacked Palestinians picking their olive trees, wounding one. The attack was carried out by colonists from Elon Moreh illegal colony, which was built on [...]...

wsws (2018-10-15). This week in history: October 15-21. wsws.org 25 years ago: Benazir Bhutto begins second term as Pakistan prime ministerAfter two weeks of political maneuvering following Pakistan's general election, Benazir Bhutto of the Pakistan Peoples Party won the endorsement of parliament October 20, 1993 to become the country's prime minister, displacing an interim military government which had replaced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in April. Bhutto's party actually won slightly fewer votes than Sharif's in the October 6 election, but the PPP won more seats in parliament thanks to its dominance in its political base of Sindh province.

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Has Reportedly Had More than 50 Hours of Interviews with Prosecutors: 'He's an Open Book'. alternet.org Cohen was deeply involved with the Trump organization. | President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been flying under the radar in recent weeks since pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out under the president's direction. In recent days, some observers speculated that Cohen's newfound silence suggested he was cooperating with government prosecutors. And accordin. . .

Staff (2018-10-15). Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65. truthdig.com After starting Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, Allen became a billionaire and philanthropist and invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports.

wsws (2018-10-15). Another financial earthquake in the making. wsws.org Two reports prepared by the IMF for its semiannual meeting pointed to the mounting problems of the global economy and financial system.

RT (2018-10-15). CNN claims Saudi government to admit journalist killed in 'interrogation gone wrong'. rt.com A report being prepared by the Saudi government will say that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of interrogation gone wrong, in course of his abduction from Turkey, CNN reported citing anonymous sources. |
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Scott Ritter (2018-10-15). Nikki Haley, We Hardly Knew Ye. globalresearch.ca Nikki Haley surprised the American and international foreign policy establishment by announcing her intention to resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, effective at the end of this year. While President Donald Trump indicated he had known of her ...

Kary Love (2018-10-15). Evolution of Religion. counterpunch.org Science answers many questions but not of morality or wisdom. Human judgment is responsible there. But morality began with evolution. It was useful work that people did that had survival value. So, the tribe recognized that those who carried their load and were able to contribute above their need were desirable members of the tribe. More

RT (2018-10-15). 'Rogue killers' might have killed Saudi journalist - Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump said he believes it is possible that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-15). GOP Senator Snatches Phone from Student Confronting Him About Georgia's Voter Suppression: 'You Stole My Property!'. alternet.org "No, I'm not doing that," Perdue said before grabbing for the student's cell phone. | In Georgia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, and voter suppression appears to be part of Kemp's campaign strategy: Kemp (who is Georgia's secretary of state) has been drawing a great deal of criticism over the fact that more than 53,000 voter applications—most of them in non-white areas—have been in limb. . .

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-15). Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson. globalresearch.ca "It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes." — President Andrew Jackson, Washington, July 10, 1832 | They are three players, all problematic in their own way. ...

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Syria: Another US Forever War? globalresearch.ca Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. | Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end ...

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-10-15). Trump's Racist Worldview and Terrifying Obsession with Eugenics Long Predates His Disgusting Attacks on Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry. alternet.org Trump history on this subject is well-documented. | After years of Donald Trump taunting Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. , with the racist nickname "Pocahontas" and suggesting, falsely, that she used her family's claim to have Native American ancestry for a leg up in h. . .

Conn Hallinan (2018-10-15). Syria's Chessboard. counterpunch.org The Syrian civil war has always been devilishly complex, with multiple actors following different scripts, but in the past few months it appeared to be winding down. The Damascus government now controls 60 percent of the country and the major population centers, the Islamic State has been routed, and the rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are largely cornered in Idilb Province in the country's northwest. But suddenly the Americans moved the goal posts—maybe—the Russians have fallen out with the Israelis, the Iranians are digging in their heels, and the Turks are trying to multi-task wi...

RT (2018-10-14). 4 men shot dead at toddler's birthday party in Texas. rt.com Four men have died after a shooting at a 1-year-old's birthday party in Taft, Texas, police said. A fifth man was injured and authorities are looking for two suspects.
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RT (2018-10-14). Hunt for 'Googly Eye Bandit' is on in Georgia after war hero's statue gets funny eyes. rt.com Police in Savannah, Georgia are looking for a prankster who put googly eyes on the statue of a revolutionary war hero. "It's no laughing matter," the city stressed, but was taken seriously by absolutely no one.
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-14). Hatewatch Headlines 10/15/2018. splcenter.org A look at how fascists are radicalized online; Fox misreported NYC Proud Boys incident; Feds still on the job fighting right-wing terrorism; and more.

Shared by therealnews (2018-10-14). How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment. therealnews.com Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court

RT (2018-10-14). Brawl outside NY Proud Boys event leads to arrests, spawns 2 opposite stories. rt.com New York Police have arrested three people for attacking a member of the right-wing Proud Boys and stealing his backpack. Liberals demand the Proud Boys be cuffed too after a video appeared to show them attacking a protester.
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David Neiwert (2018-10-14). Patriot Prayer again brings violence to Portland with 'flash march' downtown, rounding out a weekend of far-right violence. splcenter.org Proud Boys again join Joey Gibson's crew of violent extremists to troll city streets in search of leftist opponents — and eventually they find some to beat bloody.

RT (2018-10-14). Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to teach AI 'common sense'. rt.com The US military research agency will spend millions helping computers engage better with the real world — a necessary step en-route to creating genuinely sentient robots, and not just calculating machines.
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Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-14). How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment. therealnews.com Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court

Juan Cole (2018-10-14). Iran: Khashoggi Was Murdered Because West Shielded Saudis From Criticism. iranian.com According to the invaluable BBC Monitoring press surveys of Middle Eastern newspapers, the coverage of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has differed enormously from country to country. In Lebanon, which has a diverse and somewhat free press, former journalist and current cabinet member Paula Yaqoubian told al-Jadid [...]

RT (2018-10-14). US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says. rt.com Keen as ever on the idea of having a fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump says it's a necessity for Washington because its perceived top adversaries — Russia and China — are beating it to the punch.
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Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-14). Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA. therealnews.com Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

RT (2018-10-14). Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside — study. rt.com Dietary supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure, weight loss, and muscle gain secretly contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, researchers warn. The FDA has failed to crack down on offenders, they say, placing Americans at risk.
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RT (2018-10-14). Wildlife official who killed 'whole family of baboons' faces backlash, calls for resignation. rt.com An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner who shared graphic images of animals he killed in Africa, including a "family of baboons," is facing calls to resign.
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RT (2018-10-14). It's not 'light v dark' if Obama and Trump Supreme Court picks agree 93% of the time — Lee Camp. rt.com Lee Camp delves into 50 shades of darkness as he explains why Obama and Trump's Supreme Court picks vote shockingly similarly and why the Pentagon didn't actually believe in the triumph of democracy in Syria.
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Alexandra Tempus (2018-10-14). Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'. progressive.org "Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-14). Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA. therealnews.com Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

RT (2018-10-14). Brutal beating of elderly Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn captured on CCTV (SHOCKING VIDEO). rt.com A shocking video has emerged of an elderly Jewish man getting pummeled by an attacker in the middle of a pedestrian crossing in Brooklyn, New York. The assailant knocked down the 62-year-old man before striking him multiple times.
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RT (2018-10-14). Asked about Mattis, Trump says 'Everybody leaves at some point.' MSM: Mattis is GOING! rt.com An apparently measured and philosophical answer from Donald Trump about the job prospects of his defense secretary incited a bout of media hysteria.
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Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-14). Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US. therealnews.com Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-10-14). Nearly Every Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Still Takes Corporate PAC Money. theintercept.com The Congressional Progressive Caucus as an institution has stopped taking corporate money. The members of that institution are a different story.

RT (2018-10-14). Right-wing Patriot Prayer faces off with anti-fascist protesters in Portland (VIDEOS). rt.com Right-wing Patriot Prayer group's rally for the ouster of the mayor of Portland has been marred by violence, including mass brawls, an activist getting pepper-sprayed, and protesters leaving with bloodied faces.
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RT (2018-10-14). PA gubernatorial candidate says threat to 'stomp' on rival's face was 'bad metaphor' (VIDEOS). rt.com A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor has apologized for threatening to stomp on his opponent's face while wearing golf spikes after a Facebook video of his comments was met with outrage.
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Shared by Eddie Conway (2018-10-14). Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US. therealnews.com Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

RT (2018-10-13). Liberal billionaires duel over who wants to help San Francisco homeless more. rt.com Billionaires Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, and Salesforce head Marc Benioff squared off over whether San Francisco tech giants should be taxed to help solve the city's catastrophic homelessness problem.
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Eric Ortiz (2018-10-13). The Art of No Mideast Deal. consortiumnews.com Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever happened to President... Read more →

RT (2018-10-13). RT America correspondent silenced by Facebook purge speaks out (VIDEO). rt.com RT America's Rachel Blevins has had her public account axed by Facebook amid the social media giant's recent crackdown on alternative news sources. Blevins says she only posted her journalistic work and is baffled by the move.
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RT (2018-10-13). Tequila, flamethrowers and baseball caps: Elon Musk's strange brand tie-ins. rt.com Tesla founder Elon Musk has trademarked a new tequila named after his famed electric cars. Teslaquila is the latest product-linked idea dreamt up by the Space X mastermind that's a bit off-brand.
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RT (2018-10-13). 'Lee was a great general': Trump's Civil War remarks spark Twitter row. rt.com Trump has again found himself in a familiar place — in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a "great general," unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant.
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RT (2018-10-13). Star Wars writer & Trump critic says Marvel fired him for being 'not civil' on Twitter. rt.com Novelist and comic book writer Chuck Wendig, known for his tough talk against US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, says Marvel fired him from a Star Wars miniseries for being too "vulgar" on social media.
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wsws (2018-10-13). Macron fails to name new French government. wsws.org More than ten days after Interior Minister Gérard Collomb resigned, President Emmanuel Macron again missed a self-imposed deadline to name a new government.

RT (2018-10-13). Creepy survey asks 5th-graders about their sex lives. rt.com Parents at a Vermont elementary school were livid after learning their 10-year-old children were queried about their sexual history and gender identity without their permission as part of a university research project.
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RT (2018-10-13). 'Like a death blow': Banned alternative media speak to RT after mass Facebook purge. rt.com Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. RT talked to those who were targeted in the cleansing.
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RT (2018-10-13). Only took five years: Hillary Clinton lost security clearance, State Department confirms. rt.com Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance. Five of her former aides also lost theirs, following a scandal over her use of a private email server while running the State Department.
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wsws (2018-10-13). Australian "edu-business" set to profit under Gonski 2.0. wsws.org Gonski 2.0 advocates an even more regressive testing regime than the NAPLAN model implemented by the Rudd Labor government in 2008.

wsws (2018-10-13). Sri Lankan tea estate workers step up demands for higher pay. wsws.org Demonstrations by estate workers underscore growing working-class opposition to the attacks of the government and employers.

wsws (2018-10-13). The "Grievance Studies" hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans. wsws.org Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian have struck a well-timed blow against postmodernism, a reactionary obstacle to the development of scientific socialist consciousness.

Lee Fang (2018-10-13). Saudi Media Casts Khashoggi Disappearance as a Conspiracy, Claims Qatar Owns Washington Post. theintercept.com In Saudi Arabia, major media outlets have cast the disappearance and apparent murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a foreign conspiracy to denigrate the image of the kingdom. The media accounts, which come from outlets run with the backing of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf monarchies, are spinning the coverage of Khashoggi's disappearance as a plot by rival governments and political groups to hurt the kingdom — going so far as to make false claims about the Washington Post's owners. | The English-language arm of the news channel Al Arabiya, for instance, wsws (2018-10-13). Trump rejects calls for US to end arms sales to Saudi monarchy. wsws.org The imperialist powers, with the US in the lead, are up to their necks in the blood-soaked repression of the Saudi regime, which has been exposed once again by the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

wsws (2018-10-13). Australian government flags forcing new immigrants to live in designated zones. wsws.org The scapegoating of immigrants underscores the wholesale lurch to the right within the political establishment signalled by Prime Minister Morrison's installation.

David Dayen (2018-10-13). Seed, Pesticide, and Banking Monopolies — Not Immigrants — Are Destroying Farm Country. An Iowa Insurgent Hopes That Message Can Dethrone Steve King. theintercept.com Steve King spends so much time stirring up outrage that he doesn't have anything left to attend to local needs, J.D. Scholten is arguing.

RT (2018-10-13). 11 decomposing infant bodies found stuffed in ceiling of Detroit funeral home. rt.com The remains of 11 babies have been removed from a shuttered funeral home in Detroit after an anonymous tip led authorities to the shocking find on Friday. The bodies were stuffed in a cardboard box and trash bags.
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wsws (2018-10-13). Russia: Putin ally Kudrin pushes for rapprochement with the imperialist powers. wsws.org Underlying the push toward improving ties with imperialism are the growing class tensions in Russia itself.

RT (2018-10-13). Viagra in vape liquid has FDA hot & bothered. rt.com The US Food and Drug Administration is stiff with rage after discovering an e-cigarette vendor selling vape pens containing erectile dysfunction drugs. Adding insult to injury, the company sold its products as "FDA-approved."
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RT (2018-10-13). All US presidents kowtow to Saudi Arabia — Trump is just honest about it (VIDEO). rt.com Donald Trump set off a backlash by saying US will not stop supplying Riyadh with weapons over the alleged murder of an opposition journalist. But ignoring Saudi sins to preserve the alliance is a feature of American presidencies.
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wsws (2018-10-13). Hurricane Michael brings death, devastation to US Southeast. wsws.org Mexico Beach, Florida, known for its pristine beaches, fishing and boating, now resembles a war zone, with 95 percent of its structures uninhabitable.

RT (2018-10-13). Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Cop? Web weapon designed to subdue mentally ill troublemakers. rt.com New York police are testing a new weapon that wraps the target in Kevlar cord. With nearly 1,000 people killed by US cops each year, non-lethal equipment is welcome — but can it break officers' habit of reaching for the gun first?
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Peter Maass (2018-10-13). Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This? theintercept.com The conservative intellectual is forgiven by his media peers for errors of immense and tragic consequence. Boot's new book is a problem.

RT (2018-10-13). Exorbitant cost, multiple failures, years overdue: A recap of the ongoing F-35 calamity (VIDEO). rt.com As the entire F-35 fleet was yet again grounded for technical inspections, in the wake of its first crash in September. RT looks at the abject history and prospects of the most expensive Pentagon program in history.
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ZeroHedge (2018-10-13). Donald Trump Vows "Severe Punishment" If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi. mintpressnews.com Using the economy as a straw man to avoid cracking down on Riyadh, Trump said that "I don't want to hurt jobs. I don't want to lose an order like that," he said. "There are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true."

wsws (2018-10-13). Survivors and bereaved give evidence—"We will not be silenced anymore" wsws.org The evidence reveals a devastating picture of official negligence before and after the fire.

RT (2018-10-13). It's frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals. rt.com A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives — third cousins and closer — in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent.
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wsws (2018-10-13). France's Mélenchon tacitly backs Wagenknecht's xenophobic Aufstehen group. wsws.org By his silence, Mélenchon is tacitly supporting forces within his Unsubmissive France party that are orienting toward right-wing populism and the militarization of Europe.

wsws (2018-10-13). Liberal newsweekly Die Zeit defends far-right publishers at Frankfurt Book Fair. wsws.org The latest edition of Die Zeit exemplifies the manner in which the ruling elite in Germany and its leading media are promoting the far-right Alternative for Germany.

RT (2018-10-13). Sarah Sanders' photo with Kanye is illegal, DC ethics group says. rt.com Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called out Sarah Sanders for tweeting a photo with Kanye West when the rapper visited the White House, citing a 1939 law barring federal employees from getting too political.
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wsws (2018-10-13). US hotel workers continue strikes in eight cities. wsws.org The workers are rebelling against poverty level wages and inadequate benefits that have left many struggling to keep their heads above water.

wsws (2018-10-13). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

RT (2018-10-13). White woman claimed black 9yo boy sexually assaulted her, CCTV shows otherwise (VIDEOS). rt.com A woman who accused a nine-year-old black boy of groping her has been caught out by CCTV footage showing this not to be the case.
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Strategic Culture Foundation (2018-10-13). Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won't Work. mintpressnews.com President Trump seems to be trying to compensate for the decline in US power overall by way of adopting more bellicose and foghorn rhetoric for others to comply with American demands.

Abedin Mahan (2018-10-13). Responding to Intensifying US "Hostility" Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift. mintpressnews.com With regional tensions and American pressure continuing to peak, the Iranian establishment needs greater cohesion than ever to manage and overcome the multiple threats ranged against it.

Rachel Janik (2018-10-13). Far-right skinheads join Proud Boys in assaulting protesters in New York City following Gavin McInnes event. splcenter.org Proud Boys and far-right skinheads were caught on video singling out and attacking protesters in New York City Friday night.

William D. Hartung (2018-10-12). Why Are US Military Personnel Using Unsafe Equipment? thenation.com Why Are US Military Personnel Using Unsafe Equipment?

aclu (2018-10-12). Police Brutality Against Black Kansas City Man Caught on Video. aclu.org Police encounters too often turn violent or deadly for people of color across the nation. | Black people in Missouri are disproportionately stopped or harassed by police. Twenty years of collected data shows Black drivers are stopped at a rate 85 percent higher than white drivers. And too many police departments across the state regularly use disproportionate force in dealing with David Rosen (2018-10-12). Packing the Supreme Court in the 21stCentury. counterpunch.org The Senate hearings on the nomination and appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was a classic "show trial" — that almost got derailed by Christine Blasey Ford's unexpected and courageous testimony. If recalled at all, "show trials" were well-choreographed trials instigated by Joseph Stalinbetween 1936 and 1938 against those who represented challenges to his increasing autocratic control over More

RT (2018-10-12). 'No deal' behind pastor Brunson's release from Turkey — Trump. rt.com No deal was struck between Washington and Ankara for releasing pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish prison, US President Donald Trump said. The freed cleric is en route to the US and will visit the Oval Office upon arrival.
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Mark Fiore (2018-10-12). Signs of the Illuminati. progressive.org Fake women!

Dean Baker (2018-10-12). It's OK to Criticize the Fed—Even for Presidents. fair.org For the Washington Post's Catherine Rampell ( 10/11/18), the Federal Reserve's "political independence is supposed to be sacrosanct"—but not independent of bankers, of course, who by law control 42 percent of the votes on monetary policy. | There is a popular line in elite DC circles that political figures are not supposed to talk about the Federal Reser...

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...

Robert Hunziker (2018-10-12). Peak Carbon Emissions By 2020, or Else! counterpunch.org World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020, or it's lights out! That's the message from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which has come out from under the shadows of Paris 2015 swinging like a heavyweight champion boxer, and in fact they've taken the gloves off in preparation for bare-knuckled fisticuffs. The world's More

RT (2018-10-12). Now it's personal: WaPo editor takes on 'Saudi murderers' over missing columnist Khashoggi. rt.com The Washington Post has taken out a full-page ad in protest of the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. "We're not going to let this go," said editor Karen Attiah in an interview. |
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aclu (2018-10-12). Supreme Court Enables Mass Disenfranchisement of North Dakota's Native Americans. aclu.org A restrictive law will make it hard to vote for people who live on reservations in rural areas and don't have street addresses. | On Tuesday, the Supreme Court chose to stand by and allow the war against voting to continue. Just a little less than a month before midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, the court decided not to block North Dakota's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it harder for people in that state to cast their ballots. | Republicans in the state legislature insist that the l...

Ralph E. Shaffer (2018-10-12). Could Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearing Ended Differently? counterpunch.org Considering the ages of the five conservative—perhaps reactionary is a better description—justices who now rule the Supreme Court, we are left to wonder what might have been the outcome of Justice Kennedy's retirement had it occurred under other circumstances. What if Kennedy had delayed his retirement until next January? If the Democrats failed to take More

Lisa De Bode (2018-10-12). How Latin Got Woke. thenation.com How Latin Got Woke...

Barbara Kantz (2018-10-12). The Deportation Crisis: Report From Long Island. counterpunch.org I am writing to you from Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, a place you may associate with images of traffic jams on the famed Long Island expressway, the rich and famous of the Hamptons, sandy beaches, and most recently, MS 13. Right now we live in the heart of the beast—the flashpoint of immigration More

Gwen Carr (2018-10-12). This Stops Today: Seeking Justice for My Son Eric Garner. counterpunch.org I had no idea how difficult it would be to write my book, This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), I had hoped the process would be cathartic, a way to deal with the pain once and for all, but I discovered that grief doesn't work that More

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Rep. Ro Khanna Introduces Internet Bill of Rights as Facebook & Google Admit Privacy Breaches. democracynow.org Facebook and Google recently admitted major privacy breaches. Facebook says the personal information of nearly 50 million users were exposed after an online attack. Meanwhile, Google is shutting down its social network Google Plus after revelations of a data breach that exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users. The breach was discovered in March but was not disclosed to the public. We speak to Rep. Ro Khanna, who recently introduced an Internet Bill of Rights.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-12). Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says. therealnews.com The IPCC's new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-12). Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine. therealnews.com After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

Walaa Al Ghussein (2018-10-12). The Risks of Being a Journalist in Gaza. counterpunch.org Mohammed Al-Zaanoun, Gaza-based photojournalist. Covering events in Gaza since 2006. On a Friday [during the Great Return March], my friend urged me to leave. He said, "Aren't you sick of taking photos? Enough, we're exposed, leave this place." I kept telling him to wait — there was a photo I felt the need to take. More

Consortiumnews (2018-10-12). Gareth Porter: Why I Write for Consortium News. consortiumnews.com Consortium News is a priceless resource for honing in on the truth in the tradition of its founder Robert Parry, says Gareth Porter. From the desk of Gareth Porter We've all seen how the recent period of vertiginous political change... Read more →

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...

Vanessa Cid (2018-10-12). Our Everyday Family Separations. counterpunch.org The family separation crisis is not over. This summer marked a national outcry over Trump's brutal immigration policy, which tore families apart and imprisoned innocent children and their parents for the mere act of crossing the border. The family separation crisis did not start there. For us, the children and family members of undocumented immigrants, More

Una Hajdari, Michael Colborne (2018-10-12). Why Ethnic Nationalism Still Rules Bosnia, and Why It Could Get Worse. thenation.com Why Ethnic Nationalism Still Rules Bosnia, and Why It Could Get Worse...

Ariel Dorfman (2018-10-12). How We Roasted Donald Duck, Disney's Agent of Imperialism. counterpunch.org I should not have been entirely surprised when I saw How to Read Donald Duck, a book I had written with the Belgian sociologist Armand Mattelart, being burned on TV by Chilean soldiers. It was mid-September 1973 and a military coup had just toppled Salvador Allende, the country's president, terminating his remarkable experiment of building socialism through More

RT (2018-10-12). Media storm targets Gov. Rick Scott's climate change denial after Hurricane Michael pummels Florida. rt.com As Hurricane Michael pummeled the Gulf coast, a less deadly but equally ferocious media storm formed around Florida Governor Rick Scott, whose alleged climate change denial has been blamed for putting Floridians in harm's way. |
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Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2018-10-12). Roundup of Wild Horses in California Could Lead to Illegal Slaughter. theintercept.com This week, the Forest Service began a roundup of 1,000 wild horses in the Devil's Garden region of Modoc National Forest, a designated wild horse territory.

Peter Kuper (2018-10-12). GOT SANITY? thenation.com GOT SANITY?

Jeff Halper (2018-10-12). Choices Made: From Zionist Settler Colonialism to Decolonization. counterpunch.org Any approach to ending settler colonialism in historic Palestine must begin with Zionism. Regardless of Palestinian policies, responses and negotiating positions, not substantially just political settlement is possible without dismantling the structures of domination erected by settler Zionism. Decolonization must contend with this fundamental asymmetry. It must also direct our attention to Zionist agency. The campaign of settler colonialism was entered into deliberately and the colonial situation constructed consciously and systematically. A political actor was responsible, and that was the Zionist movement, sin...

RT (2018-10-12). 'Land of censorship & home of the fake': Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter's crackdown. rt.com Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November's crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it's censorship. |
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RT (2018-10-12). Turkish court frees US pastor Brunson after 2yrs in jail. rt.com A Turkish court has released US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed for alleged terror links following 2016's failed coup attempt. Brunson's arrest has soured US-Turkish relations, with Trump pushing for his release.
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Becky Grant (2018-10-12). My History with Alexander Cockburn and The Financial Future of CounterPunch. counterpunch.org The reality is, the cost of putting a website has increased thousands of times since the CounterPunch homepage first went online in 1997! We first purchased our URL (counterpunch.org) for $9.99 and, besides Jeffrey's endless labor, that was the cost of putting up the site. Now, to make the user experience on our website accommodating, we have to purchase endless new plug-ins, pay monthly fees for licenses and memberships and annual fees for every little bell and whistle and have constant oversight and maintenance to make sure it's working for all the various devices that people now use. Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Central African Republic: Rebels Executing Civilians. hrw.org | Civilians and Seleka fighters from the Popular Front for the Renaissance in the Central African Republic (Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique, FPRC) move the body of Mariam Hussein for burial on September 22, 2018. Hussein was killed the previous evening by anti-balaka fighters outside the Borno...

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Iran's Death Penalty Laws Failing Children. hrw.org Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | Last week, Iranian authorities executed Zeinab Sakaava...

RT (2018-10-12). Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can now do parkour to chase squishy humans up stairs (VIDEO). rt.com As humans age, we might get smarter, but we tend to slow down physically. Boston Dynamics' robots are moving in the opposite direction, learning new things at a terrifying rate.
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RT (2018-10-12). Trump under pressure to stop arms sales to 'good partner' Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair. rt.com As public pressure mounts on the Trump administration to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US defense industry is alarmed while critics of the Yemen war hope for the best.
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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...

Edward Burmila (2018-10-12). Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago? thenation.com Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?

Andrew Levine (2018-10-12). Democrats: Boost, Knock, Enthuse. counterpunch.org Hillary Clinton was supposed to trounce Donald Trump two years (or was it two centuries?) ago. She was a poor candidate on many levels, but he was too preposterous to win. The prevailing view, back then, was that when the campaign would finally be over, the demons Trump let loose would have to be dealt More

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-12). Trump's Threats of Death and Destruction. counterpunch.org The squalid charade in the US Senate over the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh and the comic opera performance by President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in September were deeply embarrassing for many Americans — but far from all Americans, because substantial numbers support the flawed Court appointee and strongly endorse Trump's More

RT (2018-10-12). 'Widespread catastrophic damage': Hurricane Michael ravages Florida Air Force base (PHOTOS). rt.com Hurricane Michael has wreaked havoc at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, and wiping out the flight line and marina. It's still unknown how long repairs will take.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Belarus: Tajik Soccer Player Faces Extradition. hrw.org (Moscow) — A well-known Tajik athlete faces possible torture or ill-treatment if he is forcibly returned from Belarus to Tajikistan, the Association for Central Asian Migrants, Human Rights Watch, and Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Belarus should not extradite or deport the athlete, Parviz Tursunov, or otherwise facilitate his forced return. | Belarusian migration police at Minsk International Airport detained Tursunov, a former professional soccer player in his country's...

Joe Emersberger (2018-10-12). Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's Assault on Human Rights and Judicial Independence. counterpunch.org Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga, is an Ecuadorian legal scholar who teaches human rights and constitutional law at the Central European University in Hungary. He talked to Joe Emersberger about Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's assault on human rights and judicial independence. Most of Moreno's attacks abuses stem from a referendum of February, 2018 that was called by decree More

RT (2018-10-12). You get 'harassed and rushed off' if you disagree with liberal elements, Ron Paul tells RT. rt.com In the US, activists mostly harass and intimidate those disagreeing with the liberal agenda, former congressman Ron Paul told RT. Tensions are rising despite Republicans and Democrats sharing many similar traits.
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P. Sainath (2018-10-12). The Floods of Kerala: the Bank That Went Under...Almost. counterpunch.org Chaotic, messed up, bewildering — all sorts of things lie drying out on the banks of the Kuppapuram lake. Even banks. The Kuttamangalam Service Cooperative Bank, standing barely 8-10 feet from the lake, is still recovering from the devastation of the August floods in Kerala. It has heaps of material lying out alongside the very More

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-12). Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance? therealnews.com Journalist James M. Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has suffered significant reputational damage on the eve of a major global trade conference known as Vision 2030 or "Davos in the Desert"

RT (2018-10-12). FBI investigating as Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 million users. rt.com Facebook has admitted that hackers accessed the data of 29 million users on the social network by using people's friends lists to steal access tokens. The FBI is currently investigating. |
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RT (2018-10-12). Activist claims inmates were forced to wear Nike in mugshots (PHOTO). rt.com The Arkansas sheriff's office forced inmates to wear t-shirts with a large Nike logo in their mugshots to mock the athletic brand's collaboration with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a prominent activist.
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Doug Johnson (2018-10-12). Nate Silver and 538's Measurable 3.5% Democratic Bias and the 2018 House Race. counterpunch.org Since beginning to adjust or unskew polls for house effect during the 2014 United States Senate elections, Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight (538) have a measurable 3.5% bias toward Democrats. This 3.5% bias is found by taking the final 538 projected gap between the Democratic and the Republican candidate in 125 races over the 2014 and 2016 election More

Jon Wiener (2018-10-12). Rebecca Traister: The Politics of Women's Anger. thenation.com Rebecca Traister: The Politics of Women's Anger...

Sam Biddle (2018-10-12). Some Silicon Valley Superstars Ditch Saudi Advisory Board After Khashoggi Disappearance, Some Stay Silent. theintercept.com Some major players in tech are distancing themselves from Saudi's Neom "smart city" project after the reported assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.

Shared by Dharna Noor (2018-10-12). Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says. therealnews.com The IPCC's new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Nick Pemberton (2018-10-12). The Colonial Pantsuit: What We Didn't Want to Know About Africa. counterpunch.org Melania Trump's latest outfit raised the brows of the White Savior Industrial Complex. Melania wore a pith helmet, which is now virally recognized as a symbol of colonialism. Um, yes. But isn't that the whole point of her Angelina Jolie orphan hugging trip? Shouldn't we be more upset she went on a colonizing trip in the first place? Becoming upset with a colonizer for wearing a colonizer hat? It's like getting upset with the murdering police force for using their sirens. The colonizer hat is at least a warning sign! Ron Jacobs (2018-10-12). Betrayal and Treachery—The Extremism of Moderates. counterpunch.org Imagine the end of a devastating war. Mutinies have overthrown officers of the invading navy and army officers fear for their lives in units composed of angry hungry draftees tired of the slaughter. Despite the rebellion in the ranks, the generals and the Court wish to carry on until the bitter end. Unfortunately for the More

CP Editor (2018-10-12). Dave Zirin Talks Sports History, Ali, Kap, MJ & More. counterpunch.org ...

Zhivko Illeieff (2018-10-12). Addiction and Microtargeting: How "Social" Networks Expose us to Manipulation. counterpunch.org Roger McNamee, an early investor of Facebook, has stated that to keep us occupied such platforms "have taken all the techniques of Edward Bernays and Joseph Goebbels, and all of the other people from the world of persuasion, and all the big ad agencies, and they've mapped it onto an all day product with highly More

John Nichols (2018-10-12). Meet the GOP Senate Candidates Who Are Still Attacking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and #MeToo. thenation.com Meet the GOP Senate Candidates Who Are Still Attacking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and #MeToo...

Ryan Gallagher (2018-10-12). Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide "Broad Benefits" theintercept.com Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to answer a list of questions from a bipartisan group of six senators.

Joshua Holland (2018-10-12). Trump Has Made Republicans More Comfortable Expressing Their Sexism Out Loud. thenation.com Trump Has Made Republicans More Comfortable Expressing Their Sexism Out Loud...

RT (2018-10-12). Facebook purges hundreds of political pages, some alt-media with millions of followers. rt.com Facebook is again being called out for purging political accounts too far left and right of center, after it removed more than 800 pages just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Some had millions of followers.
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Victor Grossman (2018-10-12). Cassandra Calls. counterpunch.org Before I turn to more Cassandra worries and warnings, here is some good news. After six years of protest, with people living in tree houses, an artist couple getting hauled away for painting the forest, and the death of a man who fell from a tree ladder, adding tragedy to developments, the multiplying crowds every More

Jon Wiener (2018-10-12). Donald Trump Is a Criminal Tax Cheat. thenation.com Donald Trump Is a Criminal Tax Cheat...

Shared by Dimitri Lascaris (2018-10-12). Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine. therealnews.com After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

ADRIAN KUZMINSKI (2018-10-12). What is Truth? counterpunch.org In any war, as the saying goes, truth is the first casualty. That's become the case, unfortunately, in the war of the sexes as well. It's turned into a war because the abiding injustice women have suffered from men resists resolution through institutions mostly created and sustained by men. What counts as evidence, or sincerity, More

Joel A. Harrison (2018-10-12). The Case for a Non-Profit Single-Payer Healthcare System. counterpunch.org Introduction Our current fragmented, dysfunctional, for-profit health care system is broken. Internationally we rank poorly in both process and outcomes; yet, we are by far the most expensive health care system in the world. Not only we do we not get a bang for our bucks; but for many of us from a moral perspective More

Arshad Khan (2018-10-12). Is There Hope on a World Warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius? counterpunch.org The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded the finalization of a special report on the impact of a 1.5 degree Celsius global warming above preindustrial levels. Meeting in Incheon, South Korea (October 1-5), its three working groups of experts and government officials have huddled and jousted to strike a consensus on what will be necessary to More

David Dayen (2018-10-12). Wall Street Is Spending Big to Protect Its Ability to Jack Up Rents in California. theintercept.com The world's largest real estate management firm has spent $7 million against a ballot measure that would allow cities to re-establish rent control laws.

Sasha Abramsky (2018-10-12). Is Senator Dianne Feinstein Really Vulnerable This Fall? thenation.com

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Decades After Taking Henrietta Lacks's Cells Without Consent, Johns Hopkins Names Building After Her. democracynow.org Johns Hopkins University has announced plans to name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who permanently changed modern medicine nearly 70 years ago when it was discovered that her cells could live forever. These "immortal cells" have helped scientists produce remedies for numerous diseases, including the first polio vaccine, that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. But Lacks's cells were taken without her consent when she was a patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 1951. For decades, the woman whose cells would transform modern medicine was unknown. Instead,...

splcenter (2018-10-12). SPLC statement on Trump's homage to a Confederate general. splcenter.org Robert E. Lee was a slaveholder who led an armed rebellion against the United States to keep people enslaved.

RT (2018-10-12). Brooklyn 'witches' want to stop Justice Kavanaugh with 'occult magic'. rt.com After unproven rape allegations and street protests failed, a group of self-described 'witches' plan on stopping Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh the only way they know how: with magic spells and witchcraft. Really. |
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RT (2018-10-12). US model dies after being shot in the neck while driving her car in unexplained crime. rt.com A 28-year-old model who had just moved to Atlanta with her boyfriend and was excited about pursuing her career died after being shot in the neck while driving to work.
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Ed Meek (2018-10-12). White Victimhood: Brett Kavanaugh and the New GOP Brand. counterpunch.org Brett Kavanaugh is now the brand of the Republican Party. Up until recently, with Trump is President, many Republicans have been able to maintain a certain amount of distance as exemplified by the op-ed in the New York Times by Anonymous that expressed the idea that everyone knows Trump is crazy but there are adults More

Rachel Johnson (2018-10-12). NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Governor Race. naacp.org Over 53,000 Voter Registration Applications on Hold in Secretary of State Kemp's Office BALTIMORE—The nation's foremost civil rights organization is closely monitoring possible voter suppression in the state of Georgia stemming from Secretary of State Brian Kemp's ongoing failure to process over 53,000 voter registration applications. "It's a stain on our system of democracy when less than a month before an [...]

splcenter (2018-10-12). Weekend Read: For immigrant survivors of sexual assault, support is off the books. splcenter.org President Trump has now appointed two men to the Supreme Court. During an oral argument this week, one of them, Justice Neil Gorsuch, seemed concerned about the expansive use of government power to detain immigrants.

Paul Street (2018-10-12). For Popular Sovereignty, Beyond Absurdity. counterpunch.org Troubling as the noxious Kavanaugh's personal history and untruthfulness are, however, it was even more depressing to see the highly personalized soap opera over his past behavior trump momentous questions of law and policy (including sexist and patriarchal law and policy) — abortion rights, presidential immunity from prosecution, torture, and more in his nomination fight. More

CounterSpin (2018-10-12). Teresa Basilio on Puerto Rico Communication Failure, Amrah Salomon on Indigenous Peoples Day. fair.org Media...

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-12). Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance? therealnews.com Journalist James M. Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has suffered significant reputational damage on the eve of a major global trade conference known as Vision 2030 or "Davos in the Desert"

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-10-12). In Latest Yemen Offensive, Saudi Arabia Destroys Hospital and Maternity Ward. mintpressnews.com The latest Saudi coalition attacks came in the face of demands issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the coalition to stop its deadly airstrikes against civilian targets in Yemen.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2018-10-12). 'Foreign Policy Is at a Point of Complete Crisis': A Q&A With Jeffrey Sachs. thenation.com 'Foreign Policy Is at a Point of Complete Crisis': A Q&A With Jeffrey Sachs...

Michael Doliner (2018-10-12). Were the Constitution and the Bill of Rights a Mistake? counterpunch.org The United States Constitution was ratified in 1788, the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation which had previously organized the separate states in a confederation which could not tax people directly or raise an army on its own. There was much opposition to this change, and those who were More

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Medical Experts Call to Defer Unnecessary Intersex Surgeries. hrw.org

| Video | US: Doctors Still Do Harmful Surgeries on Intersex Kids: | Medical professional associations sho...

RT (2018-10-12). That was quick! Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democrats. rt.com US President Donald Trump's disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen has re-registered as a Democrat, taking his flip-flopping on his former boss to the logical extreme. Until June, Cohen served as the RNC's deputy finance chair.
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Bill Morlin (2018-10-12). Feds arrest Montana man on assorted firearms, explosive charges. splcenter.org Multiple federal firearms and explosives charges have been filed against a Montana man who has past affiliations with the tea party and has publicly displayed antigovernment sentiments.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Rep. Ro Khanna Condemns Saudi Barbarity from Disappearance of Saudi Journalist to War in Yemen. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is rejecting calls to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and probable murder of the Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post is reporting the Turkish government told U.S. officials it has audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was killed last week inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials say the recordings confirm that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi after he walked into the consulate on October 2, before killing him and dismembering his body. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.

Sarah Aziza (2018-10-12). Jamal Khashoggi Wasn't the First — Saudi Arabia Has Been Going After Dissidents Abroad for Decades. theintercept.com The story of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world's attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi's fate could have vast ramifications for the reputati...

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-10-12). The Summer of No Return. counterpunch.org The forecast for August 8th was ominous. The temperature in Portland was predicted to breach 100 hundred degrees for the second time in a couple weeks. In the end, the mercury stalled at 96 degrees because the sun was blotted out for most of the day by a thick pall of pinkish smoke from the Mendocino More

RT (2018-10-12). Co-founder of Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS refuses to testify before House committee. rt.com Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm that commissioned the notorious anti-Trump Steele dossier while funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign money, has refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
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RT (2018-10-12). Yeezy to guess: Kanye's iPhone passcode revealed during Trump White House meeting (VIDEO). rt.com The revelation that Kanye West has the worst possible iPhone passcode shouldn't be the standout takeaway from his Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump covering prison reform, slavery and future presidential bids. But it is.
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RT (2018-10-12). 'Entire Middle East' should look like Israel — Pompeo. rt.com Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration's approach to Iran as resembling a "Disney movie." |
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Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-12). President Johnson Talks African-American Vote on Jonathan Capehart Podcast. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, was a guest on the America On The Line podcast, hosted by Jonathan Capehart, and talked about the power of the African American vote this midterm election. President Johnson spoke about why this year's elections are especially important, and what it means for the coming years. "One election cycle [...]

Michelle Chen (2018-10-12). Airport Workers Can't Afford Rent or Food as Travel Prices—and Profits—Soar. thenation.com Airport Workers Can't Afford Rent or Food as Travel Prices—and Profits—Soar...

Andrew McLean, MD (2018-10-12). A Call for "Open Space" counterpunch.org To the question, "Is nothing sacred anymore?" The answer: "It depends on who your gods are." Much has been written about the privatization of the public sphere. As more aspects of our lives become commoditized, it is difficult to find the sacred, the moral, the things which are not for sale. Added to that list More

Ramzy Baroud (2018-10-12). That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah. counterpunch.org As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way. Little Nassir was not just another number, a 'martyr' to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much More

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

Gary Leupp (2018-10-12). The Khashoggi Incident: Trump's Special Relationship With the Saudi Monarchy. counterpunch.org The Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud (33), has cultivated an international reputation as a progressive reformer, claiming in particular to improve the lot of Saudi women. His March PR visit to the U.S. included a warm and fuzzy interview with Oprah, visits to Harvard More

James Munson (2018-10-12). Identity Politics and the Ruling Class. counterpunch.org Reagan ditched the Fairness Doctrine. Now his youth complain they're shunned by the politically-correct media. Clinton's Telecommunications Act let mergers trample the free press. Now it pains his wing that we read rants and conspiracy, instead of news. So much that Hillary employed teams of fact-checkers in 2016, figuring we couldn't trust our own minds to parse More

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Czech Transgender Sterilization Law Violates Right to Health. hrw.org Participants hold a giant rainbow flag during the Prague Pride Parade where thousands marched through the city centre in support of gay rights, in Czech Republic, August 13, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | A policy in the Czech Republic forci...

RT (2018-10-12). Censorship crackdown? Top 10 alt-media pages newly banned by Facebook & Twitter. rt.com Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media — take a closer look at the top ten accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook.
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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.

Our Readers, Jamie Lincoln Kitman (2018-10-11). Letters From the November 5, 2018, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the November 5, 2018, Issue...

Amitabh Pal (2018-10-11). Haley Was No Boon for Indian-Americans. progressive.org Haley and her colleagues who are well-placed to influence policies doing so much harm to fellow community members seem to be instead incredibly indifferent.

Brian Stauffer (2018-10-11). Smoke Stack. thenation.com Smoke Stack...

Janine Jackson (2018-10-11). 'Nobody Should Be Trusted With That Level of Power'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Neil deMause about Amazon and the Village Voice for the October 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

RT (2018-10-11). US won't give 'one single dollar' for Syria reconstruction until Iranian forces are out — Pompeo. rt.com The US will spend no more money on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Syria if it does not see off Iranian troops, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The US previously said it would stay in Syria as long as Iran is there.
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RT (2018-10-11). US military grounds its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets in the wake of South Carolina crash. rt.com The entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets has been grounded to inspect the aircraft for suspected faulty fuel tubes, the US military said. The decision comes in the wake of a Marine Corps' F-35B crash in South Carolina last month.
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John Nichols (2018-10-11). The Most Important Office in the Trump Era Isn't at the Top of the Ballot. thenation.com The Most Important Office in the Trump Era Isn't at the Top of the Ballot...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-11). Owner of Limo Involved in Deadly NY Crash Spent Years as FBI Informant Entrapping Muslim Men. democracynow.org When a limousine crashed in upstate New York this weekend, killing 20 people, investigators quickly uncovered a series of shoddy practices by the limo company that owned the vehicle, including a record of repeated safety violations. The limousine that crashed in Schoharie, New York, in the deadliest U.S. transportation disaster since 2009 had failed an inspection last month and was not licensed to be on the road. Now it's been revealed that the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service is a Pakistani immigrant named Shahed Hussain, an FBI informant with a long history of entrapping Muslim men on behalf of the...

RT (2018-10-11). 'Emotional support squirrel' on plane drives passengers nuts. rt.com A woman attempting to fly her "emotional support squirrel" from Orlando, FL to Cleveland, OH delayed her flight by nearly two hours as crew were forced to call law enforcement to remove her from the plane.
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RT (2018-10-11). Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found. rt.com Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well.
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Calvin Trillin (2018-10-11). The FBI/White House Supplemental Background Check on Brett Kavanaugh. thenation.com The FBI/White House Supplemental Background Check on Brett Kavanaugh...

RT (2018-10-11). Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him — South FM. rt.com The US Secretary of State expressed "discontent" with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month's summit without consulting him.
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RT (2018-10-11). 'I love him!' Kanye West takes over Oval Office in curse-filled meeting with 'hero' Trump (VIDEOS). rt.com Kanye West has made it to the Oval Office for a meeting with his buddy Donald Trump, bringing with him a number of unconventional remarks - and likely becoming the first invited guest to say "mother f***er" in the White House.
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Shaun King (2018-10-11). Let's Use Social Media to Put Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance. theintercept.com The internet won't let go of the story of Jamal Khashoggi's apparent assassination — and that's a good thing for justice.

Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann, Donna Smith (2018-10-11). Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later. thenation.com Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann, Donna Smith Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later...

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Time to End Stigma Around Disabilities in Russia. hrw.org People with disabilities, artists, and activists gather at a rock concert in Pavlovsk Russia, June 2018. | © 2018 Andrea Mazzarino | A new Russian film, "Temporary Difficulties," features a character named Sasha, born with ce...

RT (2018-10-11). 'Mentally ill', 'illiterate', 'incel': Liberals vent fury as Kanye West visits Trump in White House. rt.com Accusing political opponents of being mentally ill used to be frowned upon in democracies, yet that was the prime tactic media and Twitter voices deployed against Kanye West, who was also labeled an "incel" and "boot licker."
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Egypt: An Account of Alleged Torture in Secret Detention. hrw.org Khaled Hassan, an Egyptian-American citizen, claimed authorities disappeared him on January 8 and severely abused him. | © Private | | (Beirut) — Egyptian authorities forcib...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-11). Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope. therealnews.com The IPCC's new report says we could face irreversible consequences of climate change by as soon as 2030, but a coordinating lead author of the report says policymakers, businesses, and individuals can still make big changes to protect our future

Deconstructed (2018-10-11). Are Democrats Ready to Get Radical? theintercept.com Will the Democrats use their impending majority in 2019 to not just restrain or even impeach Donald Trump, but to push for a more progressive agenda?

RT (2018-10-11). Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects 'report' on Khashoggi on his return. rt.com Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but "expect" the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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David Baker (2018-10-11). Extinction. thenation.com Extinction...

RT (2018-10-11). 'Ambitious as Lucifer': Steve Bannon takes dig at Nikki Haley and her 'suspicious' resignation. rt.com Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon has offered up a stinging back-handed compliment to Nikki Haley, describing the former UN envoy as "ambitious as Lucifer." He said her resignation announcement before the midterms is "suspect."
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Ed Rampell (2018-10-11). 'The Oath' Plays Totalitarianism for Laughs. progressive.org How to survive family Thanksgiving and a dictatorial state.

RT (2018-10-11). NY prosecutor drops part of sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein. rt.com New York prosecutors have dropped one of the sex crime charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, according to news agencies.
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Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-11). What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec? therealnews.com For the first time since 1966 the Quebec governing party will not be the Liberals or the Parti Quebecois. The Conservatives won and the left surged

RT (2018-10-11). NASA ready to leave ISS crew-less if Soyuz not cleared by 2019. rt.com NASA officials have said that the International Space Station (ISS) could be left unmanned after a Russian Soyuz spacecraft was forced to make an emergency landing when its rocket booster malfunctioned.
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RT (2018-10-11). 'When they go low, we kick 'em': Obama's AG calls on Democrats to shed civility. rt.com The Obama administration's AG Eric Holder is fully on board with Hillary Clinton in urging fellow party members to ditch good manners when dealing with Republicans. The GOP has accused Holder of stoking political violence.
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-11). Hatewatch Headlines 10/12/2018. splcenter.org Extremists still raking in e-commerce transactions; Shepard laid to rest in National Cathedral; 'Alt-lite' journalist has her libel suit dismissed; and more.

RT (2018-10-11). 'I can see it': Trump doesn't rule out hitting 2020 campaign trail with 'genius' Kanye West. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said he could see the possibility of hitting the campaign trail for the 2020 presidential election with rapper and supporter Kanye West by his side.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Saudi Arabia: Reveal Fate of Jamal Khashoggi. hrw.org

| Video | Video: #WhereisJamal: | The world wants to know: #WhereisJamal |
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aclu (2018-10-11). Common Wants You To Vote Smart Justice in 2018. aclu.org This Election Day, voters have an opportunity to hold politicians accountable for their positions on criminal justice reform. | The ACLU launched its Campaign for Smart Justice with a simple but daring goal: cut the incarceration rate in this country by 50 percent and reduce the racial disparities in our prisons and jails. But we can't get there if elected officials stand in our way., , Politicians created mass incarceration, and they can end mass incarceration. Most politicians, however, need public pressure to do the right thing, which is why voters have an opportunity to send a real message come Nov. 6., , To...

RT (2018-10-11). NASA chief promises 'thorough investigation' into cause of aborted ISS launch. rt.com NASA's chief has vowed that his agency will discover the cause of a Soyuz rocket malfunction, which forced an ISS crew to abort their mission and make an emergency landing.
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Democracy Now! (2018-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2018. democracynow.org Category 4 Hurricane Michael Slams Florida & Georgia on Way to Carolinas, Floods Kill At Least 10 in Mallorca, Spain, Indonesia: Tsunami Death Toll Tops 2,000 as New Quake Rocks East Java, Bali, U.N. Report: Extreme Weather Cost $2.9 Trillion over Last 2 Decades, WaPo: Saudi Prince Ordered Operation to Lure Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, Brazil: Protesters Take to Streets to Denounce Right-Wing Candidate Jair Bolsonaro, WSJ Endorses Far-Right Brazilian Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro, Shipwreck Kills 8 Refugees Off Turkish Coast, 25 Still Missing, Moroccan Navy Shoots at Migrant Boat, Injuring Teenage Boy, Burma: 3...

RT (2018-10-11). Washington Supreme Court rules death penalty unconstitutional, changes death sentences to life. rt.com Washington State's Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is unlawful under the state constitution and has converted all eight current death sentences to life in prison.
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Shared by Dharna Noor (2018-10-11). Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope. therealnews.com The IPCC's new report says we could face irreversible consequences of climate change by as soon as 2030, but a coordinating lead author of the report says policymakers, businesses, and individuals can still make big changes to protect our future

RT (2018-10-11). Trump 'pee on me' statues erected in New York, dogs encouraged to urinate on tiny president (PHOTOS). rt.com A New York artist is encouraging dogs to urinate on the US President by leaving small statues of Donald Trump around Brooklyn with the accompanying sign 'Pee On Me'.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Iran: Environmentalists Languish in Jail. hrw.org (Beirut) — Eight environmental activists arbitrarily detained in Iran in January and February 2018 remain in detention eight months later without clear charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Iranian authorities should either immediately release them or charge them with recognizable crimes and produce evidence to justify their continued detention. | Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff (2018-10-11). A Poll Sheds Light on Tough Los Angeles Olympic Truths. thenation.com A Poll Sheds Light on Tough Los Angeles Olympic Truths...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-11). What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage? therealnews.com 3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what's behind the numbers

aclu (2018-10-11). Jury Sends Wisconsin a $780,000 Bill for Denying Health Care to Two Transgender Workers. aclu.org A growing number of courts are ruling that transgender public employees should have access to transition-related health care. | Shannon Andrews just helped bring comprehensive health care coverage to transgender state employees across Wisconsin. Even more reassuring, she proved that average Americans understand that discrimination against transgender people comes with a cost. | Shannon supervises a cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. Like other state employees, she gets health care insurance through the state. But as a transgender woman, Shannon faced state rules that specifically excluded coverag...

aclu (2018-10-11). Washington Supreme Court Abolishes the Death Penalty. aclu.org Washington is now the 20th state to abolish capital punishment as the public continues to sour on the barbaric practice. | On Oct. 11, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional, ruling the "death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased matter" and "it fails to serve any legitimate penological goal." The death penalty is a punishment that is as flawed as it is final, and as the Washington high court acknowledges, one plagued by racial bias and arbitrariness.

Mehdi Hasan (2018-10-11). Don't Call Nikki Haley a Moderate. She's an Extremist on Israel, Iran, and Human Rights. theintercept.com Trump's outgoing U.N. ambassador is getting applause from the media for being so moderate. But Haley has been a champion for right-wing causes.

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). UN: Philippines, Eritrea Don't Belong on Rights Council. hrw.org (New York) — United Nations member countries should oppose the candidacies of the Philippines and Eritrea for the Human Rights Council because of their egregious human rights records, Human Rights Watch said today. Serious rights violations in Bahrain and Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-11). What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec? therealnews.com For the first time since 1966 the Quebec governing party will not be the Liberals or the Parti Quebecois. The Conservatives won and the left surged

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-11). Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance? therealnews.com President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and "lay hands on" Khashoggi. We speak to...

RT (2018-10-11). First ever 'Chinese spy' extradited to stand trial in US. rt.com A man the US claims is a Chinese intelligence officer stood before a court on Wednesday, after being flown to the US from Belgium in an "unprecedented" extradition.
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Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-11). Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon's Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West's Hospitalization. theintercept.com Just four months after the tragic suicide of their own colleague, Anthony Bourdain, CNN promotes a dangerous segment that weaponizes mental health struggles for cheap political gain.

Alex Kane (2018-10-11). "Something Out of a Horror Movie": Egyptian Security Forces Tortured and Raped American-Citizen Detainee, Rights Group Says. theintercept.com Khaled Hassan's case is the most brazen example of Egypt abusing a U.S. citizen. But he's not alone.

RT (2018-10-11). Hurricane Michael claims 2 lives as it cuts swathe of destruction into Florida (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A man and a child were killed when trees fell on their homes on Wednesday, as Hurricane Michael plowed into Alabama and Georgia, leaving behind a path of destruction in the Panhandle.
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RT (2018-10-11). Trump: Chinese lived too well for too long. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that his tariff policies have hurt the Chinese economy and that he has "a lot more to do" to the country.
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aclu (2018-10-11). Oops — Did Police Accidentally Reveal Unconstitutional Surveillance When They Tweeted a Screenshot? aclu.org We're demanding Mass. state police release their browser history and bookmarks to see if they're targeting progressive protesters for surveillance. | On September 13, dozens of natural gas explosions hit three towns north of Boston, killing one person and impacting thousands more. In the first few hectic hours after the blasts, the Massachusetts State Police official Twitter account posted a tweet reading: | Updated plotting of confirmed fires and explosions by MSP Watch Center. 39 locations confirmed thus far. Number will grow. New responses ongoing. Reminder: all residents of Lawrence/Andover/N Andover who have...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-11). Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance? therealnews.com President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and "lay hands on" Khashoggi. We speak to...

RT (2018-10-11). 'Should I be UN ambassador?' Dennis Rodman makes bizarre VIDEO on horseback. rt.com Dennis Rodman, retired basketball player and unlikely friend to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has made yet another odd appearance - this time making a video on horseback and asking if he should become the next UN ambassador.
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Becca Rothfeld (2018-10-11). The Magic of Helen DeWitt. thenation.com The Magic of Helen DeWitt...

Justin Anderson (2018-10-11). WaPo Picks a Side in Maryland Race—the Side That's Offering Billions to Amazon. fair.org The Washington Post ( 10/29/17) initially attacked Ben Jealous's proposal for publicly funded college as a "gigantic giveaway" to "affluent families"... | Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate to be Maryland's governor, is hoping to pull off a big upset in the November...

RT (2018-10-11). US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan — poll. rt.com A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17 years into a war that shows no signs of ending. Support for winding down the interminable conflict is even higher among veterans.
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Anna Cavell (2018-10-11). 'Those Kids Are No Longer Yours': An Investigation into Uganda's Adoption Market. thenation.com 'Those Kids Are No Longer Yours': An Investigation into Uganda's Adoption Market...

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Africa: Educated Girls Crucial for Skilled Workforce. hrw.org © 2017 Marco Tibasima for Human Rights Watch | African governments should ensure the right to education for all girls by ending discrimination against those who are pregnant or have children, Human Rights Watch said today ahead of the United Nations Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-11). What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage? therealnews.com 3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what's behind the numbers

John Thompson (2018-10-11). Education May Spell Doom for Oklahoma's Republican 'Subprime' Gubernatorial Candidate. progressive.org Oklahoma educators have had enough of outsiders imposing their untested opinions on classrooms.

JKHP (2018-10-11). Puzzle No. 3479. thenation.com Puzzle No. 3479...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-11). "How Fascism Works": Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe. democracynow.org In his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them," Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, "What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been." We speak with Jason Stanley in New York.

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener (2018-10-11). Women's Anger—and Kavanaugh's Rage. thenation.com Women's Anger—and Kavanaugh's Rage...

Jud Lounsbury (2018-10-11). Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin Lost 150 Manufacturing Plants: That's the 12th Worst State Record in Nation. progressive.org Considering that Wisconsin is last in start-up activity, maybe a U-turn is exactly what we need.

Stephanie Russell-Kraft (2018-10-11). Voting From the Pews. thenation.com Voting From the Pews...

Waleed Shahid (2018-10-11). Congress Needs Radicals Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. thenation.com Congress Needs Radicals Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

Alice Speri (2018-10-11). At Largest ICE Detention Center in the Country, Guards Called Attempted Suicides "Failures" theintercept.com A scathing official report confirmed systemic neglect and abuse that detainees at ICE's Adelanto immigration detention center have condemned for years.

Rebecca Gordon (2018-10-11). Meet the Cooks and Casino Workers Leaving Their Jobs to Campaign Against Trump. thenation.com Meet the Cooks and Casino Workers Leaving Their Jobs to Campaign Against Trump...

Ady Barkan (2018-10-11). I'm Dying. Here Is What I Refuse to Accept With Serenity. thenation.com I'm Dying. Here Is What I Refuse to Accept With Serenity.

RT (2018-10-11). New Yorker arrested for building bomb to blow himself up in DC on Election Day. rt.com One New York man was so upset with the direction of the US, he started building bombs, and told a reporter he intended to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Election Day.
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RT (2018-10-11). WATCH: Kanye's insane White House solo that left Trump mindblown. rt.com From "alternate universes" and the concept of time to serious arguments about prison slavery, fatherhood and racism, rapper Kanye West owned the Oval Office in a televised monologue that left everyone scratching their heads.
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Sasha Abramsky (2018-10-11). This Arizona Swing-District Slugfest Will Test Democratic Turnout. thenation.com This Arizona Swing-District Slugfest Will Test Democratic Turnout...

Zaid Jilani (2018-10-11). Is This the Beginning of the End of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance? theintercept.com The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last Tuesday is threatening to upend the terms of the decadeslong alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. In the nine days since Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian resident of Virginia and a Washington Post columnist, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, politicians, media figures, and foreign policy elites — even those who have fawned over the authoritarian Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — have grown increasingly critical of the U.S.-Saudi alliance. | The U.S. has long given the Saudis a blank check, politically and militarily, and...

RT (2018-10-11). Murdoch heir rumored to be in line for Tesla chair, Musk denies in 4:20 tweet. rt.com James Murdoch, outgoing 21st Century Fox CEO and heir to the Murdoch media empire, was reported to be the favorite to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla. Musk has denied the report on Twitter, saying "This is incorrect."
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Juan Cole (2018-10-11). Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War. thenation.com Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War...

splcenter (2018-10-11). Four members of Rise Above Movement indicted in Charlottesville, one went to Europe to meet with white supremacist groups before 'Unite the Right'. splcenter.org A member of racist and antisemitic Rise Above Movement (RAM) spent time in Europe meeting with white supremacists there before returning to the United States and taking part in the violent melee at the "Unite the Right" rally.

Matt Bors (2018-10-11). Comix Nation. thenation.com Comix Nation...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-11). Hurricane Michael Pummels Communities in Florida, a State Led by a Climate Change-Denying Governor. democracynow.org At least two people have died since Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida and Georgia on Wednesday. It is the third most powerful storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, and meteorologists say it is supercharged by warmer-than-usual water in the Gulf of Mexico. But Florida Governor Rick Scott has a long history of denying climate change. In 2011, his administration reportedly banned state employees in Florida's Department of Environmental Protection from using the terms "climate change," "global warming" and "sea level rise." We speak with Gloria Horning, a social and environmental justice advocate. She serves...

Consortiumnews (2018-10-11). The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election. consortiumnews.com The idea promoted by the NYT's Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter... Read more →

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-10). Taiwan Referendum Threatens Same-Sex Marriage. hrw.org Supporters of same-sex marriage take part in a rally outside Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | People's human rights should not hinge on a popular vote. But that's exactly w...

Shared by Jaisal Noor (2018-10-10). TV Ads Are Flooding the Airwaves in Maryland Governor's Race. therealnews.com With less than a month before election day, we talk to Marc Steiner about what impact millions in TV ad spending could have on the Governor's race

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-10). Will Al Qaeda Leave Syria's Idlib? therealnews.com Under a deal that prevented a Syrian military assault on the province of Idlib, "radical" militant groups are supposed to withdraw by October 15th. The al-Qaeda affiliate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is said to control about 60% of Idlib but has not said if it will comply. We discuss the situation in Idlib with Rania...

aclu (2018-10-10). I Was Reported to Police as an 'Agitated Black Male' — for Simply Walking to Work. aclu.org A Black employee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst opens up about the racial profiling incident that rocked the campus and upended his life. | Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an educated Black professional going about his day was apparently cause for alarm. | That bystander called the police. My workplace was shut down. I was, and remain, humiliated. | Racial profiling at predominantly white institutions is nothing new, and this wasn't the first time that I had to grit my teeth th...

aclu (2018-10-10). The Public Deserves to Know Whether They Can Trust Police Officers Who Testify in Court. aclu.org In New Hampshire, the state ACLU and six newspapers are challenging the secrecy of a government list of police officers with credibility problems. | In New Hampshire, police officers are given special protections: Their personnel files are deemed confidential by the government. At the same time, to ensure that criminal defendants can present a strong defense, both the New Hampshire and U.S. Constitutions require that defendants have access to evidence that might help their case, including exculpatory evidence in a police officer's personnel file.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-10). Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'. therealnews.com With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-10). TV Ads Are Flooding the Airwaves in Maryland Governor's Race. therealnews.com With less than a month before election day, we talk to Marc Steiner about what impact millions in TV ad spending could have on the Governor's race

Dave Zirin (2018-10-10). The UMD Football Team Comes Together to Kick a Booster Off a Plane. thenation.com The UMD Football Team Comes Together to Kick a Booster Off a Plane...

Janine Jackson (2018-10-10). 'We've Seen the Total Failure of Repressive Policies'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Hannah Hetzer about Trump's new "war on drugs" for the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

Michelle Chen (2018-10-10). Immigrant Families Living in the US Are Still Fighting for Their Right to Stay Together. thenation.com Immigrant Families Living in the US Are Still Fighting for Their Right to Stay Together...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-10). Will Al Qaeda Leave Syria's Idlib? therealnews.com Under a deal that prevented a Syrian military assault on the province of Idlib, "radical" militant groups are supposed to withdraw by October 15th. The al-Qaeda affiliate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is said to control about 60% of Idlib but has not said if it will comply. We discuss the situation in Idlib with Rania...

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-10). "Voting needs to become ubiquitous to the Black community as quickly as possible," says NAACP President. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, penned an opinion piece for Essence magazine, a leading magazine publication for African-American women. In it, he emphasizes the need to mobilize the Black vote for the 2018 midterm elections, the organization's plan to support this effort, and the Black individual's role in relational organizing: "Voting needs to become [...]

RT (2018-10-10). China represents biggest, long-term threat to US interests — FBI director. rt.com China is waging an unprecedented influence campaign against the American public and Beijing represents the "broadest, most complicated, most long-term" threat to US interests, said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
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RT (2018-10-10). FBI took Rosenstein's suggestion to wiretap Trump & invoke 25th amdt seriously — reports. rt.com Top FBI officials reportedly consulted with a senior lawyer if they could act on a suggestion by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to secretly wiretap President Donald Trump, apparently taking it seriously and not in jest.
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Bijan Stephen (2018-10-10). SOPHIE and Blood Orange's Thrilling Transformations. thenation.com SOPHIE and Blood Orange's Thrilling Transformations...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-10). Hatewatch Headlines 10/11/2018. splcenter.org The GOP wants to lock up liberal women; Georgia governor's race about voting rights; Kent State grad sticks school with bill for gun rally; and more.

Shared by Macmillan (2018-10-10). Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion. therealnews.com White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the New York Times investigation into Trump's tax evasion and argues that if true, these would be considered felonies. However, he will probably never be held to account for this, before he leaves office

RT (2018-10-10). Sexist AI: Amazon ditches recruitment tool that turned out to be anti-women. rt.com It was supposed to make finding the right person for the job easier. However, an AI tool developed by Amazon to sift through potential hires has been dropped by the firm after developers found it was biased against picking women.
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Kai Wright (2018-10-10). White Men Have Good Reason to Be Scared. thenation.com White Men Have Good Reason to Be Scared...

RT (2018-10-10). 'How is this not racist?': CNN's Don Lemon shouts down guest, laughs at 'token negro' comment. rt.com CNN anchor Don Lemon is in hot water after telling a contributor to "shut up" in a debate on anti-Trump violence and laughing along with another guest who called Trump-supporting rapper Kanye West a "token Negro." |
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Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-10). Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies. therealnews.com As the US ramps up aggression against Iran, withdrawing from agreements and imposing crippling sanctions, Iranians fear Trump and the neocons he surrounded himself with want war — and are echoing Bush-era Iraq "WMD" lies to justify it

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-10). Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies. therealnews.com As the US ramps up aggression against Iran, withdrawing from agreements and imposing crippling sanctions, Iranians fear Trump and the neocons he surrounded himself with want war — and are echoing Bush-era Iraq "WMD" lies to justify it

RT (2018-10-10). US senators demand Magnitsky Act probe, sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance. rt.com A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey. This could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days.
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Adam Johnson (2018-10-10). Publishing Police Press Releases as Local 'Crime' Reporting. fair.org Block Club Chicago suffers, particularly on the issue of "crime" reporting, from the same stunted ethical scope all other local corporate media does. Again and again, Block Club's "crime" reporting consists of simply copy-and-pasting Chicago police blotters about alleged crimes, with no effort to report any side other than the police's.

RT (2018-10-10). Julia Roberts brother, 'Runaway Train' star Eric Roberts 'won't mind' getting Russian citizenship. rt.com The elder brother of Julia Roberts and Oscar-nominated actor, Eric Roberts, may join action star Steven Seagal, and French movie icon Gerard Depardieu in acquiring a Russian passport.
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Mohamad Bazzi (2018-10-10). American Officials Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen. thenation.com American Officials Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Headlines for October 10, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Michael Barrels Toward Florida as Category 4 Storm, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Resigns, Trump Considers Nikki Haley's Replacement at U.N., Praises Ivanka, Turkish Official: Saudis Used Bone Saw to Dismember Body of Jamal Khashoggi, U.N.: 40 Percent of North Koreans Undernourished and in Need of Aid, Charges Dropped Against MN Pipeline Activists in Landmark Trial, AP: Deported Parents Could Lose Children to U.S. Adoption, Court Upholds Deposition Order for Wilbur Ross in Census Case, SCOTUS Rules for ND Voter ID Law, Disenfranchising Some Native Voters, Trump Rolls Back Ethanol Gas...

Steve Phillips (2018-10-10). How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color. thenation.com How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Valve Turners on Trial: Judge Acquits Three Climate Activists Who Shut Down Tar Sands Pipelines. democracynow.org A month before the 2016 election, anti-pipeline activists staged an unprecedented coordinated action to shut down the flow of oil from Canada to the United States. On October 11, 2016, activists in North Dakota, Washington, Montana and Minnesota turned the manual safety valves on four pipelines, temporarily halting the flow of nearly 70 percent of the crude oil imported to the United States from Canada. They came to be known as the "valve turners." What followed was a lengthy legal battle that ended with some of the activists in jail. But on Tuesday, three valve turners who broke into an oil pipeline facility in...

Peter Dreier, Kelly Candaele (2018-10-10). Yankees Players Cross the Picket Line in Boston. thenation.com Yankees Players Cross the Picket Line in Boston...

Bill Morlin (2018-10-10). Montana conference features anti-American Indian, antigovernment figureheads. splcenter.org A conference this weekend in Montana will co-host antigovernment extremists whose separate agendas target agencies and policies of the U.S. Department of Interior now headed by Montana native Ryan Zinke.

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-10). Dutch Court Ruling on Human Rights Obligations to Halt Climate Case. hrw.org A man walks past an inflatable Earth at the Adaptation Futures Climate Conference on May 11, 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. | © 2016 Michel Porro/Getty Images | An appeals court in the Netherlands yesterday upheld a...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-10). Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion. therealnews.com White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the New York Times investigation into Trump's tax evasion and argues that if true, these would be considered felonies. However, he will probably never be held to account for this, before he leaves office

aclu (2018-10-10). With Hurricane Michael Barreling Down on Gulf Coast, Florida Unconstitutionally Refuses to Extend Voter Registration Deadline. aclu.org Florida is putting tens of thousands of people at risk of disenfranchisement for no good reason. | Voters should not have to risk their lives in order to register to vote. Yet, in Florida, that's exactly the position that the state has chosen to put tens of thousands of people in. Despite the state's Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote arriving amidst a looming Category 4 hurricane, Florida has refused to grant an adequate extension for Floridians to register to vote. | Hurricane Michael threatens to lash Florida with a life-threatening storm surge, maximum wind speeds of 145 mph, and flash floods. Prolonge...

RT (2018-10-10). 'Sooner than you think': Trump vows swift reaction to India's S-400 purchase from Russia. rt.com US President Donald Trump said India will soon "find out" what Washington prepared in response to its purchase of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense systems in defiance of America's pressure.
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Paul Dobson (2018-10-10). Venezuelan Attorney General: Right Wing Lawmaker Linked to Drone Terror Attack Committed Suicide. venezuelanalysis.com Despite opposition accusations of foul play, Fernando Alban's autopsy reportedly shows that he died after jumping from a tenth floor window whilst in police custody.

Mark Anthony Rolo (2018-10-10). Going Native: Notes From Indian Country. progressive.org #UsToo, Columbus dud, and more.

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: | Consortiumnews (2018-10-10). New Writers Welcomed to Consortium News. consortiumnews.com In the past few weeks Consortium News has added a group of accomplished writers as regular contributors, ensuring that Consortium remains a unique source of news, analysis and commentary that you will not find in mainstream media. Pepe Escobar, the... Read more →

TeleSur English (2018-10-10). Maduro: Venezuela to Make Movie, TV Series on Hugo Chavez's Life. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro said they will use the 'best' actors and directors to create a 'beautiful' film and series on the life of the country's late president.

RT (2018-10-10). Trump savages Medicare for All, as more Americans embrace socialism. rt.com President Trump once again lambasted the idea of socialized healthcare, as Medicare for All becomes a mainstream Democrat position and more and more Americans warm to the idea of socialism. |
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Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-10). Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'. therealnews.com With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Ex-NASA Scientist Dr. James Hansen: We Need to Act Now to Preserve Our Planet for Future Generations. democracynow.org As Hurricane Michael barreled down on Florida, famed climate scientist Dr. James Hansen traveled to Minnesota earlier this week to testify on the imminent danger of climate change. He was supposed to be an expert witness at the trial for the "valve turners," the anti-pipeline activists who staged an unprecedented coordinated action to shut down the flow of oil from Canada to the United States in 2016. But the judge ruled she would not allow witnesses like Dr. Hansen to testify on the clear and present danger posed by climate change. On Tuesday, valve turner activists Annette Klapstein and Emily Johnston were acqu...

Nick R. Martin (2018-10-10). Judge to neo-Nazi Matt Hale: You might be broke, but you still gotta pay for your failed lawsuit. splcenter.org The top federal judge in Colorado has ordered imprisoned neo-Nazi Matt Hale to cough up more than $5,000 to repay money spent by the government as it successfully fought off his 2014 lawsuit.

Gabriel Winant (2018-10-10). ÔªøÔªøOne Thousand Years of Labor. thenation.com ÔªøÔªøOne Thousand Years of Labor...

Ross Kenneth Urken (2018-10-10). Finding Sanctuary in Norway. thenation.com Finding Sanctuary in Norway...

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."

John Nichols (2018-10-10). Medicare for All Is Officially Winning. thenation.com Medicare for All Is Officially Winning...

RT (2018-10-10). 'Somebody took politics too far': Man's truck torched 'over Trump stickers'. rt.com A man in Washington state returned from a night out drinking to find his truck burned to ashes in a parking lot. He claims the arsonist vandalized and torched his vehicle because of his pro-Donald Trump bumper stickers. |
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Zoe Matthiessen (2018-10-10). Narcisystem. thenation.com Narcisystem...

John Nichols (2018-10-10). The Supreme Court Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It. thenation.com The Supreme Court Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). Climate Scientist: As U.N. Warns of Global Catastrophe, We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change. democracynow.org A new report from the United Nations' climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty. The sweeping report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urges immediate and unprecedented changes to global policy in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 ∫C. We speak with Kevin Anderson, Zennstrą∂m professor in climate change leadership at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University and chair of ener...

splcenter (2018-10-09). SPLC lawsuit challenging Tennessee Medicaid application delays goes to trial. splcenter.org In 2014, Don Adams put off going to the hospital for treatment of an infection after the state of Tennessee failed to promptly decide on his application to TennCare, the state's federally funded Medicaid program.

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...

Janine Jackson (2018-10-09). 'With Kavanaugh on the Court, Checking and Balancing Is Not Going to Happen'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Marjorie Cohn about the Brett Kavanaugh nomination for the October 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

splcenter (2018-10-09). On the far right, neo-Nazis, racists hail Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to Supreme Court as open season on women, minority rights in America. splcenter.org To neo-Nazi-in-hiding Andrew Anglin, the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is a milestone, one that he hopes will result in an end to women's rights across the country.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). Brazil's Eroding Democracy: Rise of Far-Right Demagogue Follows Ouster of Dilma & Jailing of Lula. democracynow.org In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil in a far more decisive victory than expected. The former Army officer has a long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship. He will now face Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in a runoff on October 28. Haddad won 29 percent of the vote Sunday. Many are warning that the future of democracy in Brazil hangs in the balance. We speak with Maria L...

Consortiumnews (2018-10-09). Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil. consortiumnews.com Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium News Nothing less than... Read more →

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...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-09). Hatewatch Headlines 10/10/2018. splcenter.org Discord a safe space for white supremacists; 'RAM' something like a racist fight club; Security for controversial speakers costs colleges millions; and more.

Jenna Ruddock (2018-10-09). Coming: Hell and High Water. progressive.org As another "unprecedented" storm visits the U.S., flooding threatens some 41 million Americans vulnerable to serious inundation and the toxicity that comes with it. And our traditional approaches to flood risks aren't keeping us above water.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-08). Ray McGovern on Daniel Ellsberg and Consortium News. consortiumnews.com It is sobering to think that Dan Ellsberg, and other serious thinkers, look to Consortium News for professional journalism and analysis, says Ray McGovern. From the desk of Ray McGovern: Dan Ellsberg met me at the entrance to the Berkeley... Read more →

Ethan Goffman (2018-10-08). A Mixed, Muddled Bag: Trump's USMCA Trade Pact May Help Labor, But Will Hurt the Environment. progressive.org Given its many weaknesses the USMCA can be expected to generate a bruising battle in the U.S. Congress, not to mention Mexico and Canada.

splcenter (2018-10-08). SPLC lawsuit against unconstitutionally deficient medical care at Angola prison in Louisiana goes to trial. splcenter.org Alton Adams began having problems with his right leg soon after he was incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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...

TeleSur English (2018-10-08). Venezuela, UNICEF Sign Agreement on Youth Programs. venezuelanalysis.com The agreement was signed during a visit to the country by María Cristina Perceval, UNICEF's representative for Latin America.

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...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-08). Hatewatch Headlines 10/9/2018. splcenter.org Trump unleashes flood of abuse on Soros; Le Pen distances herself from Bannon; Taylor Swift endorsement enrages the Nazis; and more.

Paul Dobson (2018-10-08). Venezuela Creates New Migratory Police Force as UN Visits Border. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas also introduced 5,000,000 percent price hikes for passport fees, which will be payable in Petros as of November.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-08). "They Did Not Care": How the GOP Dismissed Assault Accusations & Confirmed Kavanaugh. democracynow.org Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him amid massive protests outside the Capitol. He will begin hearing cases Tuesday and could vote as early as Tuesday or Wednesday on a case that tests how much power courts would wield over the executive branch. His nomination came under intense public scrutiny after accusations of attempted rape and sexual assault surfaced. We begin our coverage with Jodi Jacobson, president and editor-in-chief of Rewire, who wrote a piece this weekend headlined "A 'Titanic Fraud': Susan...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-08). Alleged Saudi Murder of Washington Post Columnist Prompts Calls to Halt U.S. Relations with Regime. democracynow.org Fears are growing over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkish officials say they believe was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States, entered the Saudi Consulate in Turkey seeking a document he needed to get married and has not been seen since. The Washington Post reports a Turkish investigation has revealed that a group of about 15 Saudi men traveled to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi as he visited the consulate. Saudi officials have denied the report and say they don...

Mike Ervin (2018-10-08). October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Yikes! progressive.org I'm supposed to be writing about how hiring disabled people is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. But I'm not comfortable carrying that message.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-08). ACT for America sets its sights on college campuses with upcoming speaking tour. splcenter.org The anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America is taking its message to college campuses. ACT's lead activism strategist, Scott Presler, is scheduled to speak at the University of Akron on Oct. 10. This appears to be the first stop on a fall speaking tour that Presler has lined up, and is part of a greater effort by hate groups to push their agendas onto students.

Aba Blankson (2018-10-07). NAACP Leaders Advance Education and Employment Initiative with LDS Church. naacp.org Senior leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, 2018 — another indication of the growing friendship between the two groups. At a series of meetings and presentations held with members of [...]

splcenter (2018-10-07). It's time to fight the battle for justice on more fronts. splcenter.org Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court is a devastating blow to the values you and I share.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-07). Five Reasons Why the GOP Rushed to Confirm Kavanaugh. consortiumnews.com After Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump and the GOP leadership mounted a full-court press to ram through his confirmation before October 1, the first day of the Court's new term, for five good reasons, says... Read more →

Consortiumnews (2018-10-06). The Fifth Online Vigil for Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com As the crisis over Julian Assange continues to mount, the fifth online vigil for Assange was broadcast live on Saturday by Consortium News. You can watch the entire event here. The isolation of Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks, continues unabated... Read more →

Adam Lee (2018-10-06). Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the US Supreme Court. naacp.org On Saturday, October 6, 2018, NAACP-opposed Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the full U.S. Senate to serve a lifetime appointment. He was sworn in later that evening. The final vote was 50 yeas to 48 nays. For a complete listing of how each Senator voted, please see the attached Action Update. [...]

Aba Blankson (2018-10-06). Statement on Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation. naacp.org NAACP President Calls Kavanaugh Confirmation "Devasting Blow" Move Signals Dark Days Ahead for Civil Rights Communities — America Deserves Better BALTIMORE (October 6, 2018)—NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson released the following remarks regarding the Senate confirmation of nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Senate's decision today to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme [...]

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2018. democracynow.org Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination, Coalition of 100,000 U.S. Churches Opposes Kavanaugh Nomination, Kavanaugh Defends His Record in Unprecedented WSJ Op-Ed | , Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh, 300 Arrested on Capitol Hill as Thousands March Against Kavanaugh, Yemen: Tens of Thousands Protest Economic Collapse Amid Bombing, Bloomberg: China Hacked U.S. Companies, Including Amazon, Apple, VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump, U.S. Indicts Russians for Hacking Anti-Doping Orgs, Targeting Nuclear Sites, Dutch Officials Sa...

Pablo Vivanco (2018-10-05). U.S. Military Returns to Exert 'Influence' in Ecuador and the Region. progressive.org They're baaaaack. New surveillance missions spell out a return of Washington's meddling in Latin American politics.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World. democracynow.org After a landmark year for the "Me Too" movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women's rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999. The clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was kidnapped and held...

Will Durst (2018-10-05). Off the Map: A Midterm Intervention. progressive.org Vote like your life depends on it. It just might.

Juliana Bolden (2018-10-05). Watch Webinar Session 2: Mobilizing Voters for the Midterms. naacp.org Watch Civic Engagement webinar number two of the 2018 midterm elections season, featuring presentations from NAACP Vice President of Civic Engagement Jamal Watkins and special guest Shavon Arline-Bradley of R.E.A.C.H Beyond Solutions. Get information here about mobilizing your community to maximize turnout at the polls. • Originally recorded October 3, 2018

Reese Erlich (2018-10-05). Foreign Correspondent: The Legacy of Philippine Opposition Leader Ninoy Aquino. progressive.org His murder set in motion the People's Power Revolution of 1986. He continues to impact contemporary Philippine politics, as seen in the election of right-wing authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte.

CounterSpin (2018-10-05). Marjorie Cohn on Brett Kavanaugh, Neil DeMause on Amazon. fair.org Media...

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-05). NAACP Statement on Senate Vote to Advance Brett Kavanaugh Nomination. naacp.org The NAACP released the following statement regarding the Senate's decision to advance the Kavanaugh nomination: "Today's Senate vote to advance a Supreme Court nominee whose record and lack of integrity, temperament & impartiality was a monumental mistake that will affect generations to come. This should have disqualified him from serving on the Court not emboldened [...]

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Eve Ensler to White Women Supporting Kavanaugh: Stand with Survivors & Fight This Nomination. democracynow.org Opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is growing across the country as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination, just one day after senators were given their first chance to see the FBI's new investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was a teenager. More than 300 protesters were arrested Thursday during a massive sit-in on Capitol Hill against Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women. The Senate is planning to hold a key procedural vote on his confirmation Friday morning. A final vote on Kavanaug...

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...

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-05). NAACP Congratulates Rev. William J. Barber II on Winning MacArthur "Genius" Grant Award. naacp.org NAACP extends an exuberant congratulations to Rev. William J. Barber II, NAACP Member, National Board of Directors and former North Carolina State Conference President. "No one is more deserving of this award than Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. He is and will always be an integral part of the NAACP. As a long-standing champion [...]

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Could Brazil Return to a Dictatorship? Glenn Greenwald on Possible Election of Far-Right Demagogue. democracynow.org Voters in Brazil head to the polls on Sunday in an election that could reshape the political landscape of South America. Polls show the current front-runner is the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship, which lasted from 1964 to 1985. Bolsonaro has a long history of making racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, and has risen in the polls since September 8, when he was stabbed while campaigning. His campaign directly benefited from the jailing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in April, who had been leading in all presidential polls...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-04). Trump Faces Probe into Tax Fraud After NYT Exposes How He Helped Parents Scam Millions from Gov't. democracynow.org The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has opened an investigation into President Trump for fraud and tax evasion following a major exposé by The New York Times revealing that Trump inherited nearly half a billion dollars of his family's wealth through tax dodges and outright fraud. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has also called for a city probe, and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has urged the IRS to investigate the president. The Times' 13,000-word investigative report found the late Fred and Mary Trump transferred more than $1 billion in wealth to their children, paying less than 5 percent of...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2018. democracynow.org As FBI Probe Wraps Up, Senate Could Vote on Kavanaugh on Saturday, Key GOP Senators Criticize Trump for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford, Over 1,200 Law Professors Sign Letter Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination, U.N.: Yemen Sees 10,000+ New Cases of Cholera Every Week, Trump Suggests Saudi Monarchy Would Collapse Without U.S. Support, Saudi Dissident Journalist Missing After Visit to Consulate in Turkey, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager at Gaza Protest, U.S. Quits 1955 Iran Treaty After U.N. Court Rules Against Sanctions, Judge Halts Termination of Protected Status for 300,000 Immigrants, Report: DHS Was Unprepar...

Paul Dobson (2018-10-04). Venezuelan Public Sector Workers Continue Protests for New Pay Scales as Reforms Take Effect. venezuelanalysis.com Authorities have promised that new scales are to be unveiled this month.

Janine Jackson (2018-10-04). 'How Many Other Laquan MacDonalds Are There?'. fair.org Janine Jackson featured two archival interviews on Chicago police violence on the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin: a conversation with John Conroy on torturer Jon Burge, originally aired December 21, 2007; and a talk with Jamie Kalven about police victim Laquan McDonald, from December...

John O'Day (2018-10-04). Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran. fair.org John Bolton (BBC, 9/26/18): "Let my message today be clear: We are watching, and we will come after you." | Three years ago, as Americans debated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran—popularly known as "the Iran deal"—I highlighted a troubling media trend on FAIR.org ( 8/20/15): "For nearly all commentators, regardless of their position, war is the...

Jeff Bryant (2018-10-04). Can Community Organizing Improve Schools? progressive.org "At a time when we're at a low-point for our democracy, it's the only tool for people without power to make some kind of impact," says Susan Zeig, filmmaker.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-04). NYT Exposé: "Self-Made Billionaire" Donald Trump Built Empire on Father's Money, Tax Dodging & Fraud. democracynow.org President Donald Trump built his personal brand and presidential candidacy on the claim that he was a self-made billionaire whose only head start was a "small loan of a million dollars" from his father. But a New York Times exposé has revealed that Trump inherited much of his family's wealth through tax dodging and outright fraud, receiving at least $413 million in inflation-adjusted dollars from his father's real estate empire. We speak with David Barstow, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the lead author on the new investigation, "Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Sc...

TeleSur English (2018-10-04). Venezuela to Donate US$10m to Indonesia Earthquake Victims. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro confirms they will use funds from the "solidarity fund" to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Celebes in late September.

The Progressive Magazine (2018-10-04). The Mark Judge We Knew. progressive.org Writing for us back in the 1980s, Judge, now a key figure in the Kavanaugh drama, displayed a concern for social justice, and a progressive vision for the world.

John Suher (2018-10-04). Mr. President, Help Us Keep Our Jobs. progressive.org Our jobs are going to Turkey. And a company with major federal contracts is sending them there. Promise broken?

Michael Garcia Bochenek (2018-10-03). The U.S. Detention of Children Is Only Getting Worse. progressive.org No longer forcibly separating families at the border, the Trump Administration has merely changed the way children are harmed.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Lift Us Up: Meet the Activists on the Front Lines of the Battle for Educational Justice in America. democracynow.org As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh objects to being held accountable for his behavior in high school, we look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with a roundtable of community activists engaged in the fight to save schools and push for alternatives to punishment and privatization. Their voices are highlighted in a new book titled "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement.": https://liftusupmovement.org In Chicago, we speak with 
Jitu Brown, the nation...

Paul Dobson (2018-10-03). Puerto Rico Governor Calls for 'Elimination' of Venezuelan Government, Offers to Host 'Transition' Logistics. venezuelanalysis.com Hypothetical post-Maduro planning has been discussed "at many levels," Governor Rossello claimed. His comments follow Trump's endorsement of a military coup d'état in Venezuela.

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...

Mark Fiore (2018-10-03). Beer Warning Alert. progressive.org If Donald Trump can issue a "Presidential Alert" to everyone's cell phone, it's only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well.

YVKE Mundial (2018-10-03). US Social Movements Express Support to Venezuela from New York. venezuelanalysis.com Solidarity groups gathered in New York to express solidarity towards the Bolivarian Revolution.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Mental Health Experts Demand Psychological Assessment of Kavanaugh for Drinking, Instability. democracynow.org Donald Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally Tuesday, casting doubt on her claims that Brett Kavanaugh had tried to rape her in high school, just days after calling her a very credible witness. As the FBI continues its investigation into Dr. Blasey Ford's claims, a group of mental health experts are calling for Kavanaugh to undergo a full psychological and substance abuse assessment before the Senate votes on his confirmation. We speak with Dr. Bandy Lee of the Yale School of Medicine, the lead author of a letter titled "Mental Health Experts Urge Examination Based on Warning Signs in Kavanaugh...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2018. democracynow.org Indonesia: Tsunami Death Toll Tops 1,400 as Volcano Erupts on Sulawesi, NYT: Trump's Wealth Comes from Family, Fraud and Tax Dodging, FBI Wrapping Up Kavanaugh Probe Without Interviewing Key Witnesses, Trump: "It's a Very Scary Time for Young Men in America", World Court: U.S. Must Lift Humanitarian Sanctions Against Iran, Suicide Bomb in Afghanistan Kills 13, Injures Dozens, Ethiopia: 44 Killed in Ethnic Violence, FLOTUS Visits Former Slave Trading Fortress in Ghana, U.S. Admitted 22,000 Refugees in FY 2018, Lowest Number in 40 Years, Shipwreck Off Morocco Kills 34 Refugees Heading to Spain, Presidential Alert T...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Is Donald Trump Mentally Fit to Be President? Dr. Bandy Lee Questions Trump's Capacity to Govern. democracynow.org As questions swirl around Brett Kavanaugh's eligibility to join the Supreme Court, some are asking if President Donald Trump should have had the power to nominate him in the first place. We speak with Dr. Bandy Lee, forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, about Trump's mental state and the possibility of removing him from office using the 25th Amendment. Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized expert on violence. She is the editor of the best-selling book, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."

Denijal Jegić (2018-10-02). After Chemnitz: Germany's Extreme Right Exploits Government Passivity and Public Resentment to Enter the Mainstream. grayzoneproject.com While the AfD party emerges as a leading voice of political opposition, the government downplays its danger and even co-opts...

TeleSUR English (2018-10-02). Venezuela Formalizes its Oil-Backed Crypto Currency, Petro. venezuelanalysis.com The Petro coin will "neutralize" the threat of black markets and money mafias across the country, officials say.

James Goodman (2018-10-02). Losing Legal Protections, Immigrants Facing Deportation Share Their Stories. progressive.org Many migrants with Temporary Protected Status have called the U.S. home for over a decade. Some have joined a twelve-week, cross-country "Journey for Justice" tour to let people know why they want to stay.

Eleanor J. Bader (2018-10-02). "Stories For Us and By Us": Disability Rights Activists Showcase Their Writing. progressive.org A collection that defies oversimplification and stereotypes.

progressive (2018-10-01). Vox Populist: Monopoly or Democracy? progressive.org Monopolies are virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all. That's why, throughout our history, the people have instinctively rebelled.

Michael Sainato (2018-10-01). A Progressive Tide. progressive.org The centrist strategy of trying to win over moderate Republicans backfired miserably for Democrats. Now progressive energy is pulling the so-called Blue Wave left.

The Progressive Magazine (2018-10-01). No Comment. progressive.org A recent Ipsos poll found that 48 percent of Republicans agree with Trump that the media are "the enemy of the people" and 43 percent think the President "should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior."

Daniel Hosterman (2018-10-01). On the Line: The New Confederate Battlegrounds. progressive.org A common refrain among neo-Confederates is "heritage, not hate" . . .

Jeff Abbott (2018-10-01). Trump Team Revives Monroe Doctrine. progressive.org The current administration's "America First" policy is a directive for the U.S. to meddle in the destiny of Central and South America.

Amitabh Pal (2018-10-01). From India, With Fear. progressive.org How the right-wing leader of the world's largest secular democracy is imitating and providing pointers to Trump.

Bill Press (2018-10-01). The End of a Dream. progressive.org Reason 17 from "Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump."

Esty Dinur (2018-10-01). Bad Buzz. progressive.org How legalization is driving small pot farmers out of business.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths (2018-10-01). Poem: Chosen Family. progressive.org Poem Image.jpg

Ruth Conniff (2018-10-01). Middle America: Mexicans in Dairyland. progressive.org In a heavily Republican area many of the same white, rural voters who helped elect Donald Trump are passionately devoted to their Mexican employees.

Erik Gunn (2018-10-01). What Randy Bryce Built. progressive.org An unlikely coalition of supporters want a working man in Paul Ryan's seat.

Bill Lueders (2018-10-01). Editor's Note: The Preservation of Democracy. progressive.org How the Wisconsin State Treasurer amplified her voice with the Progressive Media Project.

Bill Lueders (2018-10-01). Where Do We Go From Here? progressive.org In "An Uncivil War," Greg Sargent looks at the threats to democracy in the era of Trump.

Mike Ervin (2018-10-01). Smart Ass Cripple: 'Don't Shoot Me, I'm _______!'. progressive.org New communications cards are available to help police officers and deaf individuals communicate.

Dave Zirin (2018-10-01). Edge of Sports: A Sports World Worth Fighting For. progressive.org If we expand access as well as attitudes toward sports—having people be healthier, happier, and better-adjusted through exercise—that alone could trigger a tremendous change in our society.

John Nichols (2018-10-01). 'I Want Us to Be that Party Again'. progressive.org Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward.

Robert Lowes (2018-10-01). How Voter Suppression Imperils the Midterms. progressive.org Blue wavers may find it harder to cast a ballot this fall, due to a counter-wave of policies meant to suppress the Democratic-leaning votes of the poor, the young, and minorities.

Tessie Castillo (2018-10-01). 'My Whole Life is Gone'. progressive.org Prosecutors are increasingly reframing overdose deaths as murder.

John Nichols (2018-10-01). Evolution or Death. progressive.org The midterms are a battle for the soul of both parties.

Bill Lueders (2018-10-01). Smoking Gun: The Courts to the Rescue! progressive.org One of the few guardrails keeping Donald Trump and crew from careening into pure chaos has been that often-overlooked third branch of government: the courts.

Rebecca Nathanson (2018-10-01). Trumpism in Europe. progressive.org The American president offers hope to growing far right forces overseas.

Douglas Haynes (2018-10-01). What Fearlessness Looks Like. progressive.org "Nicaragua isn't like Cuba. It's not like Venezuela. People here aren't scared. If he does something the people don't like, they'll take him out."

Bill Lueders (2018-10-01). The Ballot and the Battles to Come. progressive.org Undoing the harm that Donald Trump has done will require continual struggle, involving much more profound commitments than just making it to the polls.

Norman Stockwell (2018-10-01). 'Protest Is the Work of Hope'. progressive.org New books chronicle the insurgency of Black resistance.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-10-01). Venezuelan Police Arrest Confessed Femicide Perpetrator as New Case Emerges. venezuelanalysis.com Mayell Hernandez's former partner was arrested and confessed to her murder after a pressure campaign by feminist groups and relatives of the victim forced authorities into action.

Kimberley Brown (2018-10-01). Colombia's New Killing Spree. progressive.org The war is over, but its legacy remains—and human rights advocates are being targeted.

James Jeffrey (2018-09-29). Searching for America's Counterculture. progressive.org Partying at one of America's biggest dance music festivals, I was looking for a younger generation determined to stand up to the Man.

Ruth Conniff (2018-09-28). No One Is More Upset by the Kavanaugh Revelations than Brett Kavanaugh. progressive.org Media coverage of the hearings has hardened into a dangerous and wrongheaded parallel that both Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh are victims.

Ed Rampell (2018-09-28). In 'Bisbee '17', Descendants Portray Their Own Ancestors' Explosive Labor Fight. progressive.org In 1917, striking copper miners were rounded up at gunpoint and dumped in the middle of a New Mexico desert on the orders of their employer. A new genre-bending film tells their story, and its ripple effects.

Paul Dobson (2018-09-27). Maduro in NY: Harlem Stands with Venezuela as US Allies Appeal to ICC. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela also received the backing of a number of governments who denounced the latest round of sanctions from the Trump administration.

TeleSur English (2018-09-27). Venezuela's Maduro Rejects US Interventionism in UN Speech. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro blasted the recent round of sanctions, and yet again reiterated his willingness to talks with Trump.

Julian Vasquez Heilig (2018-09-27). California Just Banned For-Profit Charter Schools. Why? progressive.org Given the state's history with "school choice," California's new legislation comes as a surprise. And it's met with skepticism.

TeleSur English (2018-09-26). Maduro Grants Citizenship to 8,381 Migrants in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday the government is naturalizing over eight thousand immigrants as citizens.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-09-26). Trump Sets Sights on Venezuela with New Sanctions and Coup Threats. venezuelanalysis.com Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Trump said the Maduro government could be "toppled very quickly."

TeleSUR English (2018-09-25). Venezuela Calls on Colombia to Take Action on Drug Trafficking. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry called on its neighbor to "assume international responsibilities for the damage caused by the drug trafficking industry."

TeleSur English (2018-09-24). Trump Administration Pledges Fresh 'Action' Against Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Pompeo wasn't specific on which actions would be used "to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership."

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.

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...

Ricardo Vaz (2018-09-20). Venezuelan Feminist Groups Protest Impunity in Femicide Case. venezuelanalysis.com Inaction by authorities in the case of murdered young woman Mayell Hernandez has provoked a wave of protests led by Venezuelan feminist groups.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-09-20). Venezuelan Public Sector Workers Protest in Defense of Labor Rights. venezuelanalysis.com Workers from several public sector companies have complained about low wages and deteriorating working conditions.

pacbi (2018-09-20). More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements. bdsmovement.net More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements: Open LetterPalestinian football clubs and sports associatio...

Paul Dobson (2018-09-19). Chavista Volunteers Repair Venezuelan Oil Complex to Boost Production. venezuelanalysis.com The 'Workers' Productive Army' repaired vehicles, soldering irons, air compressors, and water pumps in the world's second largest refining complex.

TeleSur English (2018-09-19). Maduro: Conspiracy Against Venezuela Continues with US Support. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro also spoke of the financial and economic agreements he discussed with his Chinese counterpart Xi.

pacbi (2018-09-19). Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv. bdsmovement.net Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv: UpdatePalestinian workers', women's and farmers' associations urge international chefs to cancel their participati...

TEV (2018-09-17). Zapatero, Mujica Slam US-backed Sanctions on Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Zapatero explained the increase in citizen migration is due to the United States economic sanctions.

Paul Dobson (2018-09-17). Venezuela's Maduro Secures $5bn Chinese Loan & Joins Beijing's New Silk Road Initiative. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro's trip concluded with 28 bilateral agreements, including plans to import vital medical supplies and begin work on Venezuela's fourth satellite.

TeleSur English (2018-09-17). US Bars Antigua Visa-Renewal Waiver over Pro-Venezuela Stance. venezuelanalysis.com The United States has excluded three Caribbean countries from the visa waiver scheme because of their good relationship with the Bolivarian government.

TEV (2018-09-17). Venezuela's Allies, Adversaries Condemn Almagro over Military Threats. venezuelanalysis.com In Colombia, OAS Secretary-General Almagro openly endorsed a military intervention against Venezuela to "overthrow" elected president Nicolas Maduro.

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...

leili (2018-09-13). Oslo Turns 25, Proves BDS Critical For A Free and Just Future. bdsmovement.net Oslo Turns 25, Proves BDS Critical For A Free and Just Future: UpdateAs the Oslo Accords turn 25, we see that the "peace process" has served as cover for Israel to steal more Palestinian land, expel more Palestinians from their homes and commit war crimes against Palestinians without accountability. It's more important tha...

Ricardo Vaz (2018-09-13). Venezuela: Hunger Strike Draws Attention to Campesino Struggles. venezuelanalysis.com Shortly after announcing the beginning of a hunger strike, a joint commission between the government and campesino groups was relaunched to address agrarian grievances.

Paul Dobson (2018-09-12). Venezuela: 37 Parties to Participate in December Elections. venezuelanalysis.com The majority of these are opposition parties, which will contest municipal council seats with the Chavista groupings.

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...

Ajit Singh (2018-08-24). No, the UN Did Not Report China Has 'Massive Internment Camps' for Uighur Muslims. grayzoneproject.com Media outlets from Reuters to The Intercept falsely claimed the UN had condemned China for holding a million Uighurs in...

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."...

Hamzah Raza (2018-08-22). Meet the Owner of Canary Mission's Anonymous Anti-Palestinian Blacklisting Website. grayzoneproject.com Canary Mission has exploited its anonymity to smear college students with impunity. The Grayzone has obtained documents identifying the owner...

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-21). Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe. grayzoneproject.com Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a taxpayer-funded organization that has interfered...

Charles Redvers (2018-08-20). Una respuesta a la desinformación sobre Nicaragua: fue un golpe, no una 'masacre'. grayzoneproject.com Por: Charles Redvers Para un resumen de la historia de trabajo de Mary Ellsberg con las agencias del gobierno de...

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-15). How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change. grayzoneproject.com The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista — MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its...