2018-10-01: News Headlines

SouthFront (2018-10-01). U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Threatens Russia With Naval Blockade. mintpressnews.com On September 28, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke publicly threatened Russia with a naval blockade saying that this is an option to prevent Russia from selling its energy. | "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade … to make sure that their energy does not go to market," Zinke stated at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance adding that "Russia is a one trick pony". | According to the US official, the shale energy has given Washington an edge over its competitors like Russia and Iran and made the US le…

Federico Pieraccini (2018-10-01). The US Military-Industrial Complex's Worst Nightmare: The Deployment of Russia's S-300 Air Defense System In Syria May Destroy and Expose the F-35. globalresearch.ca The tragic episode that caused the death of 15 Russian air force personnel has had immediate repercussions on the situation in Syria and the Middle East. On Septe…

wsws (2018-10-01). This week in history: October 1-7. wsws.org 25 years ago: Yeltsin orders bombardment of Russian parliamentOn October 4, 1993, Moscow was a scene "of carnage, squalor and hideous destruction," according to press reports, after Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the military storming of the Russian White House, the seat of the Russian Duma or parliament. The result was the bloodiest clashes in the streets of the capital city since the Russian Revolution.

Hilary Wainwright (2018-10-01). Participatory Socialist Economics: The Vision of British Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. globalresearch.ca Tory-supporting media have been portraying Britain's socialist Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as a Soviet fellow-traveller. Meanwhile, Hilary Wainwright notes, Labour's shadow chancellor and close Corbyn ally sets out a vision that breaks with the old bureaucratic state model. | Shadow …

Mel Gurtov (2018-10-01). A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula. counterpunch.org On September 18 leaders of North and South Korea signed a September Declaration to advance inter-Korean cooperation and the possibility of the North's denuclearization. Critics immediately dismissed the agreement for having accomplished nothing on the latter objective while largely ignoring what was accomplished on the former. From my perspective, the critics have it wrong: They More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-01). The Iran Sanctions: Donald Trump's Carbon Tax. truthout.org Most folks may have noticed that gas prices have been going up in recent months. While there are always multiple causes for market fluctuations, virtually all analysts would agree that the sanctions that Donald Trump has imposed on Iran are a major factor. | Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran earlier this year after pulling out of a deal that restricted Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons. While just about every expert who does not work for Donald Trump agreed that the deal effectively restrained Iran's nuclear capacity and that the country was abiding by the deal, Trump refused to be bothered by the…

Hugo Alvares (2018-10-01). Vladimir Plahotniuc Is the Sponsor of Yulia Tymoshenko. indybay.org Next year will be rich in events for Ukraine. The most intriguing of them, due to the obvious absence of a leader, will be the March presidential election. Well, the top line of sociological ratings is now occupied by Yulia Tymoshenko. However, 15.7% (data taken from Mykhailo Drahomanov's sociological center) is not actually a good result at the domestic level. This percent is not even a guarantee of entering the second round, not to mention a confident victory. Therefore, there is no surprise that the presentees for the highest state office, in order to increase their chances, call on various lobbyists, which ar…

RT (2018-10-01). #KillKavanaugh tops list of Twitter hashtags & autofill suggestions. rt.com Typing a word "kill" into Twitter search returns an appalling drop-down result — it turns out that #KillKavanaugh currently appears to top the list of search and hashtag suggestions. |

RT (2018-10-01). Sen. Flake says 'not a chance' he'd ask for FBI probe into Kavanaugh if he was seeking re-election. rt.com Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), the key figure behind the White House's decision to re-open an FBI investigation into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has said he would have not called for the probe if he hoped to get re-elected.

RT (2018-10-01). Canada, US secure revised NAFTA deal in last minute effort. rt.com Canada and the US have agreed a basis for the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), reaching a compromise in late-night talks on Sunday after months of stand-off.

RT (2018-10-01). Kanye West baffles fans with call to abolish 13th amendment that ended slavery. rt.com US rapper Kanye West, fresh from his Saturday Night Live (SNL) controversy, has stirred yet another one, suggesting in an cryptic post that the amendment that abolished slavery is itself "slavery in disguise" and should be nixed.

RT (2018-10-01). California governor resurrects Obama-era net-neutrality law, defying Trump administration. rt.com California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a bill to effectively reinstate net neutrality in the state, prompting a lawsuit by the Trump administration. The Obama-era legislation was repealed in December last year.

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-09-30). Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue. globalresearch.ca Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.

RT (2018-09-30). US could use Navy for 'blockade' to hamper Russian energy exports — Interior Secretary. rt.com US could use its Navy to prevent Russia's potential energy supplies to the Middle East, Internal Secretary Ryan Zinke said, Washington Examiner reports. The blockade would actually mean an "act of war," Russian Senator fired back.

RT (2018-09-30). 'North Korea process stalled because there's almost a consensus in the US wanting it to fail'. rt.com North Korea is right to blame internal American politics for the lack of denuclearization progress, because almost everyone around the US president wants it to fail, Brian Becker from the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition told RT.

Eric Zuesse (2018-09-30). Both the UK and the US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda. globalresearch.ca The United Kingdom is resettling Al Qaeda's Syrian medical unit, called the "White Helmets," as "refugees" in UK. The White Helmets organization is funded by UK's MI6 and America's CIA, and is headed by Raed Saleh, who was

RT (2018-09-30). 'Body parts & crazy fire': Deadly car explosion shakes Pennsylvania town. rt.com At least one person died after a car explosion struck a neighborhood in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Witnesses of the harrowing scene say the fire was "crazy" and that "streaks of blood" were seen around the explosion.

RT (2018-09-30). Maxine Waters rebuffs 'despicable' doxing claims, trolled for 'not having temperament' for office. rt.com Rep. Maxine Waters called the accusations that her office leaked Republican senators' private data "despicable lies," prompting comments that anger means guilt in apparent allusion to Democrats' reactions to Kavanaugh testimony.

RT (2018-09-30). USA Today edits Kavanaugh piece with 'pedophilia' hints, gets even more backlash. rt.com USA Today has edited an article which added an implied 'pedophilia' angle to the saga of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a massive outcry, clarifying that it was an opinion piece and deleting some controversial passages.

RT (2018-09-30). Lady Liberty-sized asteroid to make close approach to Earth at over 37,000 mph. rt.com A huge asteroid dubbed 2018 SP1 is hurtling towards Earth. The space rock is estimated to be about the size of the Statue of Liberty or larger.

RT (2018-09-30). Brokenuke Mountain? Trump says he and Kim 'fell in love' (VIDEO). rt.com How do you woo arguably the most powerful man on Earth from half a world away? For North Korea's Kim Jong-un, all it took was some "beautiful letters." Now, US President Donald Trump is quite literally professing his love.

RT (2018-09-30). ThinkProgress editor under fire after calling for Republicans to be confronted 'where they sleep'. rt.com The justice editor for left-wing opinion site ThinkProgress tweeted out a call to confront GOP lawmakers everywhere, including, apparently, in their homes. Commenters have pointed out all sorts of problems with that.

RT (2018-09-30). MAGA hat wearing Kanye West booed by SNL audience after pro-Trump speech off-air. rt.com One could not imagine a less receptive audience for a pro-Trump speech than the folks at Saturday Night Live (SNL), known for mocking the president. Yet, Kanye West still delivered a rant in favor of the commander-in-chief. |

RT (2018-09-30). Senate Judiciary Committee asks FBI, DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser for lying. rt.com The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked FBI and Department of Justice investigators to open a probe into "potentially illegal" actions of one of the accusers of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has since recanted.

wsws (2018-09-29). Russian Duma rams through pension reform amid mass opposition. wsws.org The passing of the reform, the most unpopular measure of the Russian government in decades, sets the stage for a sharp escalation of social and political conflicts in Russia.

Peter Korzun (2018-09-29). EU, UK, Russia, & China Join Together To Dodge US Sanctions On Iran. iranian.com The UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York is a place where world leaders are able to hold important meetings behind closed doors. Russia, China, the UK, Germany, France, and the EU seized that opportunity on Sept. 24 to achieve a real milestone. The EU, Russia, China, and Iran will create a special purpose vehicle (SPV), a […]

RT (2018-09-29). 'Another black person?!' NY nanny sues couple over firing after 'racist' text. rt.com A New York nanny is suing a couple for discriminatory firing after receiving a misdirected text from the mother complaining that she was "another black person." The couple deny they are racist, likening the suit to "extortion."

RT (2018-09-29). Judge rules Democrats can sue Trump for 'emoluments' over DC hotel. rt.com The 200 congressional Democrats have standing to sue US President Donald Trump over what they say are violations of the US Constitution's Emoluments Clause, a federal judge in Washington, DC has ruled.

RT (2018-09-29). Lindsay Lohan tries to take refugee kid from parents, punched by mother in bizarre video. rt.com An Instagram Live video of Lindsay Lohan attempting to separate an apparently homeless child from his family has left social media users stunned and outraged.

RT (2018-09-29). Four Navy officers accused of sex with a minor, pornography — report. rt.com A group of petty officers assigned to a US submarine base have been charged with engaging in group sex with a girl younger than 16 and filming it. A criminal investigation was launched after an anonymous tip-off.

RT (2018-09-29). Trump guilty of 'global domination' by telling other nations how to trade — US state senator to RT. rt.com When Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly that Washington chooses independence over global dominance, he failed to note that the US exerts such dominance by telling other countries how to trade, Sen. Richard Black told RT.

RT (2018-09-29). USA Today adds 'pedophilia' angle to Kavanaugh saga, sparks outrage. rt.com With tensions over SCOTUS nomination at a boiling point, a USA Today article discusses if Brett Kavanaugh should continue coaching girls' basketball team, bringing into the story recent child sex abuse scandals in US sports.

RT (2018-09-28). House Intel Committee votes to release 'Russiagate' transcripts. rt.com The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release transcripts from its own investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The transcripts include testimony from key Trump campaign figures. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-28). Right-Wing Eastern European States Honor Nazi-Collaborating Fascists as Anti-Communist 'Heroes' (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Far-right governments in Eastern Europe are rehabilitating past Nazi collaborators as national heroes, rewriting the history of the Holocaust to turn the Soviet Union into the villain. Historian Dovid Katz explains how the fascist-apologist "double genocide" myth is spreading…

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-09-28). Eastern Europe's Far Right Rewriting History of Nazi Holocaust (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Far-right governments in Eastern Europe are rehabilitating past Nazi collaborators as national heroes, rewriting the history of the Holocaust to turn the Soviet Union into the villain. Historian Dovid Katz explains how the fascist-apologist "double genocide" myth is spreading

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-09-28). Right-Wing Eastern European States Honor Nazi-Collaborating Fascists as Anti-Communist 'Heroes' (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Far-right governments in Eastern Europe are rehabilitating past Nazi collaborators as national heroes, rewriting the history of the Holocaust to turn the Soviet Union into the villain. Historian Dovid Katz explains how the fascist-apologist "double genocide" myth is spreading…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-28). Eastern Europe's Far Right Rewriting History of Nazi Holocaust (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Far-right governments in Eastern Europe are rehabilitating past Nazi collaborators as national heroes, rewriting the history of the Holocaust to turn the Soviet Union into the villain. Historian Dovid Katz explains how the fascist-apologist "double genocide" myth is spreading

RT (2018-09-28). Activists corner Sen. Flake, protest in Senate building ahead of Kavanaugh vote. rt.com As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats walked out of the hearing and hordes of protesters made one last gasp at disrupting the bitter confirmation process.

RT (2018-09-28). GOP senators' personal data flashed on Wikipedia, House inside job suspected. rt.com The home addresses of Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, all sitting on the Judiciary Committee, briefly appeared on Wikipedia. The edits were allegedly made from Capitol Hill.

RT (2018-09-28). Kavanaugh vote goes to Senate – Only question is when. rt.com The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines in favor of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with 11 yeas and 10 nays. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) asked for a delay of the floor vote, though. |

RT (2018-09-28). Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. rt.com President Donald Trump has given the FBI one week to conduct an investigation of the allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman in 1980s.

RT (2018-09-28). Tears, beer, anger & 'no ill will': Kavanaugh testimony highlights. rt.com Judge Brett Kavanaugh vehemently defended himself before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, rejecting all accusations he sexually assaulted a woman in high school. |

RT (2018-09-28). Alyssa Milano's dress at Kavanaugh hearing sparks Twitter firestorm as trolls take aim at her outfit. rt.com Alyssa Milano, actress and #MeToo crusader, hit Washington to support Christine Blasey Ford testifying against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But it was her attire which gained most attention on social media.

RT (2018-09-28). Megaphone diplomacy: US envoy Nikki Haley calls for ouster of Venezuela's Maduro in street protest. rt.com US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined Venezuelan protesters outside UN headquarters in New York. Addressing the crowd with a megaphone, she called for regime change in the floundering socialist country. |

RT (2018-09-28). Senate committee votes on Kavanaugh after emotional hearing. rt.com The Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, just one day after the judge provided an emotional testimony to members of Congress, denying allegations of sexual misconduct.

RT (2018-09-28). 'The most unethical sham': Lindsey Graham rails at Kavanaugh FBI probe demands (VIDEO). rt.com SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh declined to answer whether he would want the FBI to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

RT (2018-09-28). American shame: US has nothing to teach the world about justice or politics after Kavanaugh farce. rt.com Many outside the US watched Thursday's hearing with open-mouthed revulsion at the bad faith, lack of due process and inhumanity on display. Dysfunction in the biggest Western democracy sets a poor example to the rest of the globe.

RT (2018-09-28). Venezuela 'a mess' to be 'cleaned up' says Trump as Pence & Haley call for regime change. rt.com US President Donald Trump further fueled speculation his administration was pushing for regime change in Venezuela, echoing calls from his UN envoy Nikki Haley and Vice President Mike Pence to that effect.

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