2018-12-14: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2018-12-14). The West Is Waging Hybrid War on Nord Stream by Obsessing over Putin's Stasi Past. globalresearch.ca The media spectacle that's being made over President Putin's supposed partnership with the East German Stasi is a form of Hybrid War being waged by the West against Nord Stream, incidentally using the exact same tactics that Russia is commonly …

Ann Garrison (2018-12-14). The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia. mintpressnews.com Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate.

STAFF (2018-12-14). In Plea Deal, Russian Admits Being a Secret Agent. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. | Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. | "Guilty," Butina said in a slight accent when asked how she wanted to plead. Dressed in a green jail uniform with her red hair pulled into a long ponytail, Butina spoke softly and mostly kept her eyes on the judge. | The Butina case has provided a vivid glimpse into Russia's influence operations in the Uni…

True Publica (2018-12-14). Corrupt Oligarch? Britain Welcomes You as "Visa Scheme for Rich" Not Suspended. globalresearch.ca You might be aware of the so-called "gold-plated" visa scheme in Britain. It allows foreign 'investors' a fast-track to settling in Britain. Despite calls for its closure, especially as many corrupt officials from China, Russia, Africa and the Mid-East use …

Stephen Lendman (2018-12-14). China's Toughness v. Weak-Kneed Russia: Beijing's Response to Arrest of Meng Wanzhou. globalresearch.ca The only language Washington understands is toughness. The US bullies and bludgeons other nations with impunity because most governments fail to challenge US hegemony. | Appeasement is counterproductive and self-defeating. Refusing to tolerate hostile US actions is the only effective response….

Democracy Now! (2018-12-14). Headlines for December 14, 2018. democracynow.org Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War on Yemen, Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Saudi Crown Prince for Khashoggi Murder, 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Dies in U.S. Border Agents' Custody, Trump's 2016 Inauguration Being Probed for Misuse of Funds and Illegal Donations, Russian Gun Activist Pleads Guilty to Acting as Foreign Agent, Global Calls Mount to Release Burmese Journalists, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad Addresses Iraqi Officials, Argentina: Ex-Ford Execs Convicted of Kidnapping & Torture During Dirty War, France: Police Kill Suspect of Strasbourg Mass Shooting, Bolton Calls for Western…

Brian Cloughley (2018-12-14). Principles and Morality Versus Cash and Profit? No Contest. counterpunch.org Imagine Western reaction if a British or American citizen had been detained in Russia or China then subjected to months of solitary confinement followed by being put on trial for less than five minutes without legal representation or an interpreter, and finally sentenced to life imprisonment. The media in Britain and the US would have gone berserk More

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-12-14). The Strategies of Global Warfare: War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific. globalresearch.ca Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army

teleSUR (2018-12-14). French Workers Go on General Strike in Support of Yellow Vests. telesurenglish.net In solidarity with the popular 'yellow vests' movement, France's workers have gone on national strike Friday, a move called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). | RELATED: | Despite Police Repression, France's 'Yellow Vests' Continues as Leftist Parties, Student Movements Join Forces | "The best way to protest is to go on strike," the CGT's Philippe Martinez told BFM TV Friday. "We must multiply actions at companies. We must str…

Reese Erlich (2018-12-14). Foreign Correspondent: Sex, Russia and Impeachment. commondreams.org Russia is no more threat to the people of United States than any other lesser imperialist power. We face far greater threats from the neocons currently occupying the White House. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

George Eliason (2018-12-14). Bellingcat's Kerch Gaff — How Kurt Volker Bought Ukraine's Lie. mintpressnews.com For the last four years, there has been a massive uptick in how much information and Intelligence from politically deviant sources like Bellingcat are tainting the President's daily press briefing, NATO Intel, EU Parliament, and US Congressional inquiries.

Manlio Dinucci (2018-12-14). Video: America Is Preparing for Confrontation with Russia and China. globalresearch.ca At first glance, it reads like the script for a Hollywood catastrophe movie. And yet it's one of the scenarios that is actually being considered in the official 2018 report by the Commission, tasked by the United States Congress with

teleSUR (2018-12-14). EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months. telesurenglish.net The European Union decided Thursday to extend the economic sanctions against Russia for six more months. Sanctions were implemented in 2014 due to Russia's involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. | RELATED: | 'Undiplomatic': Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela | "The EU unanimously prolongs the economic sanctions against Russia, given that progress was not made in the implementation of the Minsk agreements," Donald Tusk, presiden…

Jason Ditz (2018-12-14). Bolton Unveils Plan to 'Counter' Russia and China in Africa. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — John Bolton is complaining that the widespread corruption in Africa has put the US at a disadvantage compared to Russia and China, and he says the US is taking a "new approach," which will focus on trade and less money spent on military efforts. The reflects growing annoyance that the US military campaigns in Africa haven't …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2018-12-14). Forum & Holiday Social "The Year in Struggle" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-14). Is TRNN Soft on Russia? therealnews.com In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin — with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay

Tarja Cronberg (2018-12-14). Europe Loses If The Iran Deal Collapses. iranian.com Iran is not the only loser if the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) collapses. A collapse may be near given the U.S. exit from the deal, and U.S. sanctions not only affect American banks and companies but also prevent Europeans from trading with Iran. The U.S. policy is to […]

Zero Hedge (2018-12-14). Iranian Hackers Targeted Treasury Officials, Atomic Scientists And…An Intern? iranian.com Move over China, Russia and North Korea – Iran is now vying for the title of America's most threatening cyber nemesis. According to a report in the Associated Press, an Iranian hacking group known by the codename "Charming Kitten" has been caught by a private security firm trying to break into the email accounts of US […]

Consortiumnews (2018-12-13). Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It. consortiumnews.com In his efforts to uncover the Iran-Contra plot and the machinations surrounding Russia-gate, Bob Parry was in the forefront of journalists exposing the inner workings of the Deep State, recalls Ray McGovern during our Winter Fund Drive. By Ray McGovern… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2018-12-13). Latest Odds of a Shooting War Between NATO and Russia. consortiumnews.com Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. An Interview with George Szamuely… Read more →

Medea Benjamin (2018-12-13). Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn't Overlook Militarism. mintpressnews.com In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course toward an earth-affirming 21st century. | The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December report of the UN Climate panel: If the world fails to mobilize within the next 12 years on the level of a moon shot, and gear up to change our energy usage from toxic fossil, nuclear and industrial biomass fuels to the already known solutions for employing solar, wind, hydro, geothermal energy and…

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-13). Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Federico Pieraccini (2018-12-13). Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC. iranian.com The decision by Qatar to abandon OPEC threatens to redefine the global energy market, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's growing difficulties and the growing influence of the Russian Federation in the OPEC+ mechanism. In a surprising statement, Qatari energy minister Saad al-Kaabi warned OPEC on Monday December 3 that his country had sent all the necessary […]

The Real News Network (2018-12-13). Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border. iranian.com Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict.

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-12). "Ha, Ha, Ha": At U.N. Climate Talks, Protesters Laugh Out Trump Admin Official Pushing Fossil Fuels. democracynow.org Democracy Now! was in the room when indigenous and youth leaders disrupted an event Monday hosted by Trump administration officials promoting fossil fuels and nuclear interests at the U.N. climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Wells Griffith, special assistant to the president for international energy and environment, represented the U.S. at the event. Griffith said in his remarks, "We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability." Moments later, nearly a hundred protesters began laughing, drowning out Griffith, calling th…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-12). Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation. therealnews.com Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news' coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia's threat to American democracy

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-12). Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border. therealnews.com Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict

Democracy Now! (2018-12-11). Climate Scientist: World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe. democracynow.org The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe—with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018,…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-11). Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism. therealnews.com Maria Svart, National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, talks about how she got involved with DSA and how feminism and democratic socialism intersect

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-11). Russia: 'Gay Propaganda' Law Endangers Children. hrw.org | | Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, wearing a rainbow scarf in Moscow, December 2018. | © 2018 Dmitry Belyakov for Human Rights Watch | (New York) — Russia's "gay propaganda" law is having a negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 2013 law exacerbated the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and also stifled access to LGBT-inclusive education and support services, with harmful consequences for children. | The…

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By…

Consortiumnews (2018-12-10). Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism. consortiumnews.com The prime minister who lost his bluff with international creditors in 2015 is now striking another radical pose by giving holidays to assassins, writes John Kiriakou. Tsipras Has Betrayed the Greek People By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-12-10). Headlines for December 10, 2018. democracynow.org Sentencing Memo for Cohen Implicates Trump in Federal Crimes, Trump's Chief-of-Staff Kelly to Leave Post by End of Year, NYT: Kushner Helped Crown Prince "Weather the Storm" After Khashoggi Murder, Trump Nominates William Barr as Next Attorney General, Brexit Vote Halted as EU Court Says U.K. Has Power to Reverse Course, France: Fourth Week of Mass Protests as Movement Spills over Border, COP24: U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait Block Adoption of U.N. Climate Report, Protesters Take to the Streets as COP24 Heads into Second Week, Colombia: Indigenous Governor Killed Amid Mounting Violence, Charlottesville: Ju…

Fight Back (2018-12-09). France: The WFTU on the side of the French workers. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expresses its solidarity with the workers and people of France who are fighting against the policy of high prices and excessive taxation of the French government and at the same time are protesting against the anti-labor policies of the European Union and the IMF. The international class-oriented trade union movement joins its voice to that of the working youth in France, with the homeless, the unemployed, the new-poor, immigrants for a world without capita…

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-08). Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal. zcomm.org In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read more…

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Paul Kawika Martin (2018-12-04). With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy […]

stuart_m (2018-12-01). Eight new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus offers up eight new books as recommended reading for ecosocialists. Inclusion does not imply agreement with a book's contents. | ***
1. The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
| By Okbazghi Yohannes
| Monthly Review Press, 2018 | Eliminating fossil fuels is essential, but biofuels have far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analy…

Joe Emersberger (2018-11-22). Elected Constituent Assembly in Venezuela provoked International Outrage, not the illegal handpicked one in Ecuador. zcomm.org "CONAIE and CREO direct the new National Electoral Council" announces a headline yesterday in the rightwing Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo. CONAIE is a self-declared "left" federation representing indigenous peoples in Ecuador. CREO is the party of the "defeated" right wing presidential candidate in 2017. I put "defeated" in quotes because CREO's electoral defeat — which they stupidly Read more…

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…

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…

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…

2018-12-14: Social Media Postees

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China's Toughness v. Weak-Kneed Russia: Beijing's Response to Arrest of Meng Wanzhou
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-14
The only language Washington understands is toughness. The US bullies and bludgeons other nations with impunity because most governments fail to challenge US hegemony. | Appeasement is counterproductive and self-defeating. Refusing to tolerate hostile US actions is the only effective response…. | The post China's Toughness v. Weak-Kneed Russia: Beijing's Response to Arrest of Meng Wanzhou appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/chinas-toughness-v-wea…

Corrupt Oligarch? Britain Welcomes You as "Visa Scheme for Rich" Not Suspended
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-14
You might be aware of the so-called "gold-plated" visa scheme in Britain. It allows foreign 'investors' a fast-track to settling in Britain. Despite calls for its closure, especially as many corrupt officials from China, Russia, Africa and the Mid-East use … | The post Corrupt Oligarch? Britain Welcomes You as "Visa Scheme for Rich" Not Suspended appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/corrupt-oligarch-brita…

In Plea Deal, Russian Admits Being a Secret Agent
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-14
WASHINGTON — A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. | Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. | "Guilty," Butina said in a slight accent when asked how she wanted to plead. Dressed in a green jail uniform with her red hair pulled into a long ponytail, Butina spoke softly and mostly kept her eyes on the judge. | The Butina case has provided a vivid glimpse into Russia's influence operations in the Uni…
truthdig.com/articles/in-plea-deal-russi…

Foreign Correspondent: Sex, Russia and Impeachment
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2018-12-14
Russia is no more threat to the people of United States than any other lesser imperialist power. We face far greater threats from the neocons currently occupying the White House. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2018/12/14/foreig…

The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia
Ann Garrison | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-14
Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. | The post The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/the-latest-odds-of-a-h…

Video: America Is Preparing for Confrontation with Russia and China
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-14
At first glance, it reads like the script for a Hollywood catastrophe movie. And yet it's one of the scenarios that is actually being considered in the official 2018 report by the Commission, tasked by the United States Congress with … | The post Video: America Is Preparing for Confrontation with Russia and China appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-america-is-prepa…

French Workers Go on General Strike in Support of Yellow Vests
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-14
In solidarity with the popular 'yellow vests' movement, France's workers have gone on national strike Friday, a move called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). | RELATED: | Despite Police Repression, France's 'Yellow Vests' Continues as Leftist Parties, Student Movements Join Forces | "The best way to protest is to go on strike," the CGT's Philippe Martinez told BFM TV Friday. "We must multiply actions at companies. We must str…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-Workers-G…

The West Is Waging Hybrid War on Nord Stream by Obsessing over Putin's Stasi Past
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-14
The media spectacle that's being made over President Putin's supposed partnership with the East German Stasi is a form of Hybrid War being waged by the West against Nord Stream, incidentally using the exact same tactics that Russia is commonly … | The post The West Is Waging Hybrid War on Nord Stream by Obsessing over Putin's Stasi Past appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/west-waging-hybrid-war…

EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-14
The European Union decided Thursday to extend the economic sanctions against Russia for six more months. Sanctions were implemented in 2014 due to Russia's involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. | RELATED: | 'Undiplomatic': Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela | "The EU unanimously prolongs the economic sanctions against Russia, given that progress was not made in the implementation of the Minsk agreements," Donald Tusk, presiden…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Extends-Econo…

Bellingcat's Kerch Gaff — How Kurt Volker Bought Ukraine's Lie
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-14
For the last four years, there has been a massive uptick in how much information and Intelligence from politically deviant sources like Bellingcat are tainting the President's daily press briefing, NATO Intel, EU Parliament, and US Congressional inquiries. | The post Bellingcat's Kerch Gaff — How Kurt Volker Bought Ukraine's Lie appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/bellingcats-kerch-gaff…

The Strategies of Global Warfare: War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-14
Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army | The post The Strategies of Global Warfare: War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-strategies-of-glob…

Principles and Morality Versus Cash and Profit? No Contest
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-14
Imagine Western reaction if a British or American citizen had been detained in Russia or China then subjected to months of solitary confinement followed by being put on trial for less than five minutes without legal representation or an interpreter, and finally sentenced to life imprisonment. The media in Britain and the US would have gone berserk…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/14/principles-a…

Bolton Unveils Plan to 'Counter' Russia and China in Africa
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-14
(ANTIWAR.COM) — John Bolton is complaining that the widespread corruption in Africa has put the US at a disadvantage compared to Russia and China, and he says the US is taking a "new approach," which will focus on trade and less money spent on military efforts. The reflects growing annoyance that the US military campaigns in Africa haven't …

Bolton Unveils Plan to ‘Counter’ Russia and China in Africa

Forum & Holiday Social "The Year in Struggle"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2018-12-14
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/13/1881976…

Is TRNN Soft on Russia?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-14
In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin — with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay | The post Is TRNN Soft on Russia? appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/is-trnn-soft-on-…

Europe Loses If The Iran Deal Collapses
Tarja Cronberg | iranian.com | 2018-12-14
Iran is not the only loser if the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) collapses. A collapse may be near given the U.S. exit from the deal, and U.S. sanctions not only affect American banks and companies but also prevent Europeans from trading with Iran. The U.S. policy is to […] | The post Europe Loses If The Iran Deal Collapses appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/europe-loses-iran…

Iranian Hackers Targeted Treasury Officials, Atomic Scientists And…An Intern?
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-12-14
Move over China, Russia and North Korea – Iran is now vying for the title of America's most threatening cyber nemesis. According to a report in the Associated Press, an Iranian hacking group known by the codename "Charming Kitten" has been caught by a private security firm trying to break into the email accounts of US […] | The post Iranian Hackers Targeted Treasury Officials, Atomic Scientists And…An Intern? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/iranian-hackers-t…

Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn't Overlook Militarism
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-13
In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course toward an earth-affirming 21st century. | The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December report of the UN Climate panel: If the world fails to mobilize within the next 12 years on the level of a moon shot, and gear up to change our energy usage from toxic fossil, nuclear and industrial biomass fuels to the already known solutions for employing solar, wind, hydro, geothermal energy and…
mintpressnews.com/green-new-deal-advocat…

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-13
In his efforts to uncover the Iran-Contra plot and the machinations surrounding Russia-gate, Bob Parry was in the forefront of journalists exposing the inner workings of the Deep State, recalls Ray McGovern during our Winter Fund Drive. By Ray McGovern… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/13/yes-virgin…

Latest Odds of a Shooting War Between NATO and Russia
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-13
Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. An Interview with George Szamuely… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/13/latest-odd…

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-13
(MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel

Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC
Federico Pieraccini | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
The decision by Qatar to abandon OPEC threatens to redefine the global energy market, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's growing difficulties and the growing influence of the Russian Federation in the OPEC+ mechanism. In a surprising statement, Qatari energy minister Saad al-Kaabi warned OPEC on Monday December 3 that his country had sent all the necessary […] | The post Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/multipolar-world-…

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border
The Real News Network | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict. | The post Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/ukraine-requests-…

"Ha, Ha, Ha": At U.N. Climate Talks, Protesters Laugh Out Trump Admin Official Pushing Fossil Fuels
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-12
Democracy Now! was in the room when indigenous and youth leaders disrupted an event Monday hosted by Trump administration officials promoting fossil fuels and nuclear interests at the U.N. climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Wells Griffith, special assistant to the president for international energy and environment, represented the U.S. at the event. Griffith said in his remarks, "We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability." Moments later, nearly a hundred protesters began laughing, drowning out Griffith, calling th…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/12/keep_it_…

Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-12
The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14182

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-12
Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news' coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia's threat to American democracy | The post Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/russophobia-and-…

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-12
Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict | The post Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Climate Scientist: World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-11
The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe–with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018,…
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Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-11
Maria Svart, National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, talks about how she got involved with DSA and how feminism and democratic socialism intersect | The post Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Russia: 'Gay Propaganda' Law Endangers Children
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-11
Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, wearing a rainbow scarf in Moscow, December 2018. | © 2018 Dmitry Belyakov for Human Rights Watch | (New York) — Russia's "gay propaganda" law is having a negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 2013 law exacerbated the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and also stifled access to LGBT-inclusive education and support services, with harmful consequences for children. | The…
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Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…
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NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-10
Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By… | The post NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-10
The prime minister who lost his bluff with international creditors in 2015 is now striking another radical pose by giving holidays to assassins, writes John Kiriakou. Tsipras Has Betrayed the Greek People By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The… Read more ?…
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Thousands Protest at U.N. Climate Summit in Coal-Heavy Poland, Facing Riot Police & Intimidation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-10
This week Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait have blocked language "welcoming" October's landmark IPCC climate report that warned of the catastrophic effects of a global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, beyond which global crises could unfold at a rapid pace. The four countries rejected using the word "welcome," insisting that members instead "note" the findings of the widely cited U.N. report. We begin our coverage with voices of some of the thousands of climate activists from around the world who marched in…
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France: The WFTU on the side of the French workers
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-09
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expresses its solidarity with the workers and people of France who are fighting against the policy of high prices and excessive taxation of the French government and at the same time are protesting against the anti-labor policies of the European Union and the IMF. The international class-oriented trade union movement joins its voice to that of the working youth in France, with the homeless, the unemployed, the new-poor, immigrants for a world without capita…
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Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-12-08
In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read…
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Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-05
Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.
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With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2018-12-04
Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy […] | The post With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again appeared first on Peace Action…
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Elected Constituent Assembly in Venezuela provoked International Outrage, not the illegal handpicked one in Ecuador
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2018-11-22
"CONAIE and CREO direct the new National Electoral Council" announces a headline yesterday in the rightwing Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo. CONAIE is a self-declared "left" federation representing indigenous peoples in Ecuador. CREO is the party of the "defeated" right wing presidential candidate in 2017. I put "defeated" in quotes because CREO's electoral defeat — which they stupidly Read…
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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…
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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.
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