2018-10-27: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-27). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

John M. Laforge (2018-10-27). Presidential Nuclear Nonsense. zcomm.org With the public demanding affordable health care, better public schools, energy efficient cars, mass transit, and safe energy production, weapons builders could instead be putting their engineering expertise to good use…

South Front (2018-10-27). US Military Plane Operated UAVs That Attacked Russian Airbase in Syria. globalresearch.ca A US Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane operated 13 unmanned aerial vehicles that attacked Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria on January 6, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said at a plenary session of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on security …

Scott Ritter (2018-10-27). Trump Surrenders to John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control. globalresearch.ca Declaring that "there is a new strategic reality out there," President Donald Trump's hardline national security advisor John Bolton announced during a visit to Moscow earlier this week that the United States would be withdrawing from the 31-year-old Intermediate Nuclear …

Bretton Woods Project (2018-10-27). Ukraine: Between a Rock and IMF Conditionality. Spiralling External Debt. globalresearch.ca In September, IMF staff visited Ukraine to discuss the next tranche of its $17.5 billion loan programme, first approved in March 2014 (see Observer Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Winter 2016). As no funds have been received from …

Jon Schwarz (2018-10-27). What Trump and John Bolton Don't Understand About Nuclear War. theintercept.com President Donald Trump's announcement on October 20 that he intends to pull the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was, if nothing else, appropriately timed. On that date exactly 56 years before, President John F. Kennedy abruptly cut short a midterm campaign trip to Illinois because, the White House said, he had a cold. In fact, Kennedy was returning to Washington to address the Cuban missile crisis — the closest humanity has ever come to obliterating itself with a nuclear war. | The INF treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail…

RT (2018-10-27). Twitter was too busy banning 'Russians' to notice #MAGAbomber's threats. rt.com The history of criminal behavior and online threats by Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man charged with sending suspicious packages to prominent Democrats, somehow went ignored by both government and social media police.

Eds. (2018-10-26). Costas Lapavitsas: socialism starts at home. mronline.org Michael Calderbank speaks to Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas ahead of the publication of his provocative new book The Left Case Against the EU | Source

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-26). America's Worst Ever Ecological Disaster? The Gulf of Mexico Taylor Energy Platform. globalresearch.ca Frequent oil spills, GMO seeds, chemical, and other toxins poison planet earth worldwide — humanity's survival threatened by ecocide or nuclear war. | BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill was considered the world's most disastrous marine incident of …

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-26). The Anti-Russia Cold War in the Arctic is Heating Up. counterpunch.org Britain's Daily Mail is a strident rag that is bought daily by over a million people who agree with its stance that most foreigners are inferior to Brits. Two years ago the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance reported that the Mail and some other papers indulged in "offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology", and the Commission's chairman observed that "the Brexit referendum seems to have led to a further rise in 'anti-foreigner' sentiment". More

Ian Goodrum (2018-10-26). Socialism under attack from scared White House. peoplesworld.org Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been fighting a nonstop battle against enemies both real and imagined—and his latest offensive is a real doozy. "The Opportunity Costs of Socialism," published on Tuesday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisors, attempts to smear socialism—worker ownership of production—as a bankrupt ideology. The 72-page paper uses …

Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-26). Ditching Nuclear Treaties: Trump Withdraws from the INF. counterpunch.org President Donald J. Trump has made it his signature move to repudiate the signatures of others, and the latest, promised evacuation from the old US-Soviet pact otherwise known as the intermediate range nuclear forces (INF) treaty was merely another artefact to be abandoned. When it came into force after 1987, it banned ground-launched short- and More

stuart_m (2018-10-26). British peace campaigners blockade nuclear bomb factory. greenleft.org.au Campaigners from all over Britain united on October 25 to blockade the government's nuclear bomb factory in Berkshire in England's south-east, preventing the staff from entering the site. | The Trident Ploughshares activists locked themselves together across the site's gates before work began at the Burghfield site. A private road leading to Burghfield was also barricaded at each end by cars with protesters fastened to them. | The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) praised the courageous campaigners and said their action was part of a "groundswell" of opposition to the Tory government spending £200 bill…

Jill Richardson (2018-10-26). Trump's Gender "Science" is Reductive, Mean and Wrong. counterpunch.org Trump is having a problem with sex, and it's not exactly what you might think. There are no Russian tapes, spankings with magazines, or confessions of grabbing anyone this time around. Specifically, it's a problem with sex and gender. Sex and gender aren't the same thing, though many people mistake them for being synonymous. I More

SouthFront (2018-10-26). Israel Rejects Russian 'Restrictions' On Israeli Airstrikes In Syria. iranian.com Israel is rejecting reported Russian demands that Israel give the Russian military additional warning before carrying out airstrikes in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman claimed on October 25. "We will not accept any restrictions on our freedom of operation, and when it comes to national security, we will take action," the defense minister told Army Radio […]

Prabir Purkayastha (2018-10-26). Trump and Bolton's new motto: how I started to stop worrying and love the bomb. mronline.org The key issue is the U.S.'s desire to return to the 90's status of the world's sole hegemon. | Source

John Laforge (2018-10-26). Presidential Nuclear Nonsense. counterpunch.org The Reagan Administration's 1980s crazy talk of "winning" nuclear war with "only" 20 million US dead produced a lot of anti-nuclear activism — all over the world. In Europe, hundreds of thousands marched against the placement of US Cruise and Pershing II missiles in NATO countries. Fear of nuclear war and anger over presidential ignorance More

RT (2018-10-26). Hanford nuclear plant employees told to 'take cover' over incident. rt.com Employees at the Hanford Vit Plant — one of the US' largest nuclear waste processing facilities — have been told to "take cover." The alert was issued as a precaution, the company operating the facility said.

RT (2018-10-26). White House invites Putin to Washington 'in early 2019'. rt.com The White House has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for a visit sometime in early 2019, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday.

George Eliason (2018-10-25). The Rise of Ukraine's Ultra-Nationalist Christian Church. mintpressnews.com Let's start at the end. The Patriarchate of Constantinople is creating the 3rd great schism in Christian history by seizing authority resting with the ROC (Russian Orthodox Church) and granting Kyiv independence from Russian Orthodox oversight. | The first schism in Christianity happened in 1054 when Orthodox and Catholic churches split. The second was the fallout from the Protestant Reformation which formed the Protestant churches. | The events going on in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Turkey are today are some of the most important in recent memory and could affect the next thousand years of history in the same f…

Philip M. Giraldi (2018-10-25). Two Stories from the Propaganda War. mintpressnews.com Two recent stories about Russians have demonstrated how the news is selected and manipulated in the United States. The first is about Maria Butina, who apparently sought to overthrow American democracy, such as it is, by obtaining a life membership in the National Rifle Association. Maria, a graduate student at American University, is now in detention in a federal prison, having been charged with collusion and failure to register as an agent of the Russian Federation. She has been in prison since July, for most of the time in solitary confinement, and has not been granted bail because, as a Russian citizen, she i…

Jason Ditz (2018-10-25). Putin: Russia Will Target European Countries That Host US Nukes. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — US officials say they don't have any specific plans to send any new nuclear missiles to Europe, but the withdrawal from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty seems to put them on a path to do so. That's got Russia worried. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to discuss the dangerous US pullout from …

Tyler Durden (2018-10-25). Russia Accuses US of Coordinating Drone Attack on Russian Military Base in Syria. theantimedia.com (ZHE Op-ed) — Over the past year Russia's chief military base in Syria, Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia (alternately Hmeimim), has come under sporadic waves of attack by small armed drones, which have appeared increasingly sophisticated. Those attacks were assumed to have been the work of jihadists operating out of Idlib, such as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, who launched the small makeshift …

Democracy Now! (2018-10-24). Headlines for October 24, 2018. democracynow.org U.N.: Half of Yemen's Population May Soon Face Famine, Majority of Global Leaders Refuse to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Trump on Khashoggi Murder: "Worst Cover-Up Ever", New Reports on Khashoggi Murder Emerge Amid Saudi PR Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Gets Applause, Cuts Deals at Investment Summit, Bolton Confirms Nuclear Treaty Withdrawal After Meeting with Putin, Georgia Voter Suppression Crisis Dominates Gubernatorial Debate, Iraq: Car Bomb in Mosul Kills 6, Wounds 30, France: Police Evict Asylum Seekers from Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp, Trump Admits No Evidence of Middle Easterners in Migrant Caravan, Tru…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-23). Headlines for October 23, 2018. democracynow.org Turkish President: Khashoggi Murdered in Premeditated, Political Act, Mnuchin Meets Saudi Crown Prince as Trump Sends CIA Chief to Turkey, Hackers Target Saudi Investment Conference Website, Yemen: Tropical Storm Kills 12, Exacerbating Cholera Crisis, Bolton Meets with Russians as U.S. Plans Nuclear Treaty Withdrawal, Central American Caravan Continues Toward U.S. Despite Trump Threats, Mexico: Tropical Storm Vicente Kills 12 as Hurricane Willa Approaches, Human Rights Watch: British Academic Jailed by UAE Denied Rights, Trans Rights Protests Target Plans to Narrow Definition of Gender, Trump Admin to Expand Reli…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-22). Headlines for October 22, 2018. democracynow.org Trump to Withdraw from 1987 U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal, Plans to Establish Biological Definition of Gender Threatens Trans Rights, Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi Killed in "Fistfight" Amid Mounting U.S. Pressure, NYT: Saudi Troll Farm Targeted Khashoggi, Other Critics on Twitter, Afghanistan: 27 Killed, 100 Injured as Voters Head to Polls, Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 130 Palestinian Protesters, Israel Delays Plans to Evict Bedouin Village in West Bank, Central American Caravan Crosses into Mexico as Trump Threats Mount, Honduras: Lawyers for Victim Berta Cáceres Removed from Murder Trial, Florida: $339 Milli…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-22). "Counterproductive and Dangerous": Nuclear Arms Race Feared as U.S. Quits Key Treaty with Russia. democracynow.org President Trump has announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. On Saturday, Trump vowed to build new nuclear weapons. We speak with Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association. He previously led the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-20). Report Says Russia-gaters Should Go Quietly in the Night. consortiumnews.com After more than two years of mania about Russia stealing the 2016 election for Trump and demonization of anyone who questioned it, an embarrassing end may soon be near for the Russia-gaters, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone In a… Read more →

Alan MacLeod (2018-10-19). Why Is Russiagate Rumbling Into the 2018 Midterms? fair.org New Yorker ( 10/1/18) | The November 6 midterms are fast approaching, yet much of the media is still looking back to the 2016 elections, and specifically the alleged Russian interference in them. | The New Yorker ( 10/1/18) published a 7,000-word article headlined "How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump." Considering other explanations for Trump's victory and Clinton's loss, such as her ta…

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…

Noam Chomsky (2018-07-07). From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition. zcomm.org Noam Chomsky delivers the keynote address, "Fate of Humanity"

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