2018-11-20: News Headlines

RT (2018-11-20). A conspiracy theory is born: US comedian calls Ocasio-Cortez 'a Russian tool'. rt.com 'Russiagate' seems to have claimed another victim. Comedian Jen Kirkman went into a full meltdown, starting by branding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Russian tool and ending with blaming Putin for messing up her life.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-19). The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12). therealnews.com In 1958, then Senator John F. Kennedy claimed there was a "missile gap", saying the USSR was far ahead in ICBM weapons; when satellite photos showed the astounding true number, it meant the USSR did not have plans for global domination, but it remained a secret, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul…

Tyler Durden (2018-11-19). "It Will Be a Cold War": Summit Ends in Unprecedented Chaos After US-China Showdown. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — One day after vice president Mike Pence and China's president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating rivalry between the …

John Bellamy Foster (2018-11-20). Climate Change Is the Product of How Capitalism "Values" Nature. zcomm.org Ecosocialism, is based on the dual necessity of substantive equality and ecological sustainability. System Change Not Climate Change…

Ayse Karabat (2018-11-19). Putin Visits Turkey to Inaugurate New 'Strategic' TurkStream Pipeline. globalresearch.ca Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in ?stanbul on Monday for a ceremony marking the completion of the sea section of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline. | The two leaders are expected to meet later …

Pepe Escobar (2018-11-19). Afghanistan Takes Center Stage in the New Great Game. globalresearch.ca In the "graveyard of empires," Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic story was written when Russia pledged to use its diplomatic muscle to spur peace efforts in …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-11-19). Workers Rights, America's Only Hope: One Big Union. globalresearch.ca When the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW AKA The Wobblies) was established in 1905, their goal was to see 'One Big Union' formed in the USA. The Wobblies came from the socialist Western Federation of Miners organization led by …

Fidel Castro Ruz (2018-11-19). "In a Nuclear War the Collateral Damage would be the Life of All Humanity". Conversations with Fidel Castro: Hiroshima and the Dangers of a Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!" Fidel Castro

wsws (2018-11-19). Congressional Democrats push Russia probe, censorship. wsws.org With virtually all results of the November 6 election determined, the Democratic Party has cemented control over the House of Representatives with a gain of nearly 40 seats.

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-19). UK's Foreign Secretary Hunt To Make First Visit To Iran. iranian.com British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran for the first time on Monday for talks with the Iranian government on issues including the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, his office said in a statement, Reuters reports. In May, US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal, negotiated with five other world powers during Democratic President Barack […]

RFE (2018-11-19). Saudi King Urges Action Against Iran, Backs Yemen Peace. iranian.com Saudi Arabia's King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and he also reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. The king's remarks to the Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, were his first public comments since […]

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-11-18). Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves. globalresearch.ca The price of gold is notoriously unstable. US financial institutions can act against Russia and China without actually possessing physical gold. They are able to influence the gold and forex markets through various speculative instruments including naked short-selling.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-11-18). Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Although this Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received little coverage in the mass media, its passage was Read more…

Consortiumnews (2018-11-17). US-Funded Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists. consortiumnews.com Short-sighted U.S. foreign policy that backs jihadists in the Middle East and neo-Nazis in Ukraine is once again blowing back on the United States, as Max Blumenthal explains. FBI: Azov Battalion Trained Rise Above Movement By Max Blumenthal Last month,… Read more →

Eds. (2018-11-17). Fascists in training: Ukraine's nationalist youth camps. mronline.org The camps organised by nationalist parties train children as young as 8 to hate Russians, foreigners and gay people—and they now receive considerable government money to do so, reports YURAS KARMANAU | Source

stuart_m (2018-11-16). Out-of-control system burns California. greenleft.org.au A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse. | Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control. | The scenes could be the aftermath of a US or Russian bombing raid in the Middle East — bodies littered on the ground, people burned to death in their cars, families devastated with grief at the loss of homes and loved ones. | United States Preside…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-16). NYT Investigation: How Facebook Used a Republican Firm to Attack Critics & Spread Disinformation. democracynow.org "Delay, Deny and Deflect." That's the name of a new bombshell investigation by The New York Times revealing that Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, were aware of a Russian misinformation campaign on the social media network and took a series of extraordinary private actions to preserve the company's reputation, launching an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat critics and spread misinformation. The New York Times investigation reveals that Facebook hired the Republican opposition-research firm Definers Public Affairs to discredit critics of Facebook,…

Max Blumenthal (2018-11-15). Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists. grayzoneproject.com Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-13). Acting AG Matt Whitaker Scrutinized over His Radical Judicial Beliefs & Past Dirty Work for GOP. democracynow.org Controversy is growing over President Trump's selection of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general following the ousting of Jeff Sessions. The state of Maryland is heading to court today to challenge the legality of Whitaker's appointment. The state contends that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have been named acting attorney general instead of Whitaker, who was not confirmed by the Senate for his previous post—chief of staff to Sessions. Meanwhile, pressure is growing on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling i…

TEV (2018-10-31). Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour. venezuelanalysis.com Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.

Don Fitz (2018-10-18). Nuclear Power & Climate. zcomm.org The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another…

2018-11-20: Social Media Postees

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Climate Change Is the Product of How Capitalism "Values" Nature
John Bellamy Foster | zcomm.org | 2018-11-20
Ecosocialism, is based on the dual necessity of substantive equality and ecological sustainability. System Change Not Climate Change…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/climate-change-is-…

A conspiracy theory is born: US comedian calls Ocasio-Cortez 'a Russian tool'
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-20
'Russiagate' seems to have claimed another victim. Comedian Jen Kirkman went into a full meltdown, starting by branding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Russian tool and ending with blaming Putin for messing up her life. | …
rt.com/usa/444439-ocasio-cortez-conspira…

Putin Visits Turkey to Inaugurate New 'Strategic' TurkStream Pipeline
Ayse Karabat | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-19
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in ?stanbul on Monday for a ceremony marking the completion of the sea section of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline. | The two leaders are expected to meet later … | The post Putin Visits Turkey to Inaugurate New 'Strategic' TurkStream Pipeline appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/putin-visits-turkey-to…

Afghanistan Takes Center Stage in the New Great Game
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-19
In the "graveyard of empires," Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic story was written when Russia pledged to use its diplomatic muscle to spur peace efforts in … | The post Afghanistan Takes Center Stage in the New Great Game appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-takes-cent…

Workers Rights, America's Only Hope: One Big Union
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-19
When the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW AKA The Wobblies) was established in 1905, their goal was to see 'One Big Union' formed in the USA. The Wobblies came from the socialist Western Federation of Miners organization led by … | The post Workers Rights, America's Only Hope: One Big Union appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/americas-hope-one-big-…

"In a Nuclear War the Collateral Damage would be the Life of All Humanity". Conversations with Fidel Castro: Hiroshima and the Dangers of a Nuclear War
Fidel Castro Ruz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-19
Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!" Fidel Castro | The post "In a Nuclear War the Collateral Damage would be the Life of All Humanity". Conversations with Fidel Castro: Hiroshima and the Dangers of a Nuclear War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/conversations-with-fid…

The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-19
In 1958, then Senator John F. Kennedy claimed there was a "missile gap", saying the USSR was far ahead in ICBM weapons; when satellite photos showed the astounding true number, it meant the USSR did not have plans for global domination, but it remained a secret, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul… | The post The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12) appeared first on The Real News Net…
therealnews.com/stories/the-discovery-th…

Congressional Democrats push Russia probe, censorship
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-19
With virtually all results of the November 6 election determined, the Democratic Party has cemented control over the House of Representatives with a gain of nearly 40 seats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/19/dems…

"It Will Be a Cold War": Summit Ends in Unprecedented Chaos After US-China Showdown
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-19
(ZHE) — One day after vice president Mike Pence and China's president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating rivalry between the …

"It Will Be a Cold War": Summit Ends in Unprecedented Chaos After US-China Showdown

UK's Foreign Secretary Hunt To Make First Visit To Iran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-19
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran for the first time on Monday for talks with the Iranian government on issues including the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, his office said in a statement, Reuters reports. In May, US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal, negotiated with five other world powers during Democratic President Barack […] | The post UK's Foreign Secretary Hunt To Make First Visit To Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/19/uks-foreign-secre…

Saudi King Urges Action Against Iran, Backs Yemen Peace
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-19
Saudi Arabia's King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and he also reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. The king's remarks to the Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, were his first public comments since […] | The post Saudi King Urges Action Against Iran, Backs Yemen Peace appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/19/saudi-king-urges-…

Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-18
The price of gold is notoriously unstable. US financial institutions can act against Russia and China without actually possessing physical gold. They are able to influence the gold and forex markets through various speculative instruments including naked short-selling. | The post Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-dollar-hegemony-rus…

Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-11-18
In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Although this Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received little coverage in the mass media, its passage was Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/lurching-toward-catastr…

US-Funded Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-17
Short-sighted U.S. foreign policy that backs jihadists in the Middle East and neo-Nazis in Ukraine is once again blowing back on the United States, as Max Blumenthal explains. FBI: Azov Battalion Trained Rise Above Movement By Max Blumenthal Last month,… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/17/blowback-u…

Fascists in training: Ukraine's nationalist youth camps
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-11-17
The camps organised by nationalist parties train children as young as 8 to hate Russians, foreigners and gay people–and they now receive considerable government money to do so, reports YURAS KARMANAU | Source…
mronline.org/2018/11/17/fascists-in-trai…

Out-of-control system burns California
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-16
A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse. | Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control. | The scenes could be the aftermath of a US or Russian bombing raid in the Middle East — bodies littered on the ground, people burned to death in their cars, families devastated with grief at the loss of homes and loved ones. | United States Preside…
greenleft.org.au/content/out-control-system-burns-california

NYT Investigation: How Facebook Used a Republican Firm to Attack Critics & Spread Disinformation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-16
"Delay, Deny and Deflect." That's the name of a new bombshell investigation by The New York Times revealing that Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, were aware of a Russian misinformation campaign on the social media network and took a series of extraordinary private actions to preserve the company's reputation, launching an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat critics and spread misinformation. The New York Times investigation reveals that Facebook hired the Republican opposition-research firm Definers Public Affairs to discredit critics of Facebook,…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/16/bombshel…

Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-11-15
Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their… | The post Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/11/15/blowback-…

Acting AG Matt Whitaker Scrutinized over His Radical Judicial Beliefs & Past Dirty Work for GOP
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-13
Controversy is growing over President Trump's selection of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general following the ousting of Jeff Sessions. The state of Maryland is heading to court today to challenge the legality of Whitaker's appointment. The state contends that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have been named acting attorney general instead of Whitaker, who was not confirmed by the Senate for his previous post–chief of staff to Sessions. Meanwhile, pressure is growing on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling i…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/13/acting_a…

Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour
TEV | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-31
Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14123