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

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

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

RT (2018-10-20). Trump vows to pull US out of 'unacceptable' nuclear missile deal with Russia. The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia's alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to "develop the weapons."
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Tyler Cullis (2018-10-20). New U.S. Sanctions On Iran And Europe's Response. It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. This week, the Trump administration announced a new set of sanctions against some of Iran's major industrial companies and financial institutions. This included Bank Parsian and Sina Bank—two private Iranian financial institutions with which foreign banks had often engaged to facilitate legitimate trade between Iran and the [...]

RT (2018-10-20). Trump finds Saudi version of Khashoggi death 'credible,' touts arms deals with 'great ally'. Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi's "unacceptable" death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe.
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Caitlin Johnstone (2018-10-20). Be Skeptical Whenever The Political/Media Class Converges On A Single Narrative. The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed appear [...]

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

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

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

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

RT (2018-10-19). Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company. US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company.
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Karl Grossman (2018-10-19). Irving Like vs. Big Nuke. Irving Like, an environmental giant in Long Island's Suffolk County, New York State and the United States, has died. Like was instrumental in getting the Shoreham nuclear power plant in Suffolk abandoned; was a key in the successful fight to stop the four-lane highway that New York public works czar Robert Moses sought to build More

Graham Peebles (2018-10-19). Sharing is Key to a New Economic and Democratic Order. In order to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed. The environmental catastrophe is the major issue, together with armed conflict, potentially nuclear. Both threaten the survival of humanity and the planet, and both are widely ignored by the men and women of power, whose short-term approach, More

RT (2018-10-18). Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics... and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'. Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.
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Deconstructed (2018-10-18). Why Won't Trump Condemn the Saudis? (Hint: It's Israel. Also, Iran). Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

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

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

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

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

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too. 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...

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

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