2018-10-29: News Headlines

RT News (2018-10-29). Common ground on Syria: What France, Germany, Turkey and Russia agreed upon in Istanbul. globalresearch.ca Despite years of disagreements on Syria, the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany, and Russia worked out a common vision for the steps to reconciliation in the war-torn country when they met in Istanbul. Here's a summary of it. | Turkey's President …

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-29). Gorbachev: Trump Ditching Nuclear Treaty with Russia Poses 'Dire Threat to Peace'. globalresearch.ca While the Trump administration ignores warnings from nuclear experts and pursues plans to exit the Cold War-era intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF) with Russia, former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev—who initially signed the deal with former President …

Eds. (2018-10-29). Socialism frightens Trump White House, publishes 'red scare' just before midterm elections. mronline.org The White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report earlier this week on "The Opportunity Costs of Socialism," apparently based on the fact that "coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse," even though Marx's birth was in May (1818). | Source

teleSUR (2018-10-29). . telesurtv.net Charlione was the son of the National Secretary of the Working Women of CNTRV/CUT. The confederation said in a statement that the victim was shot in a peaceful rally by a Bolsonaro supporter.

Zero Hedge (2018-10-29). Germany And France Just Broke The US Boycott Of Syria. iranian.com There weren't exactly any breakthroughs at the four-way summit involving France, Germany, Russia, and host Turkey in Istanbul on Saturday, but the event itself was a significant victory for one side in terms of optics. Says Syria expert Joshua Landis: "The real importance of France and Germany going to Turkey to meet Putin and Erdogan is that they are […]

wsws (2018-10-29). Two short films: The Overcoat, based on the Nikolai Gogol story, and Detainment, about the Jamie Bulger murder case. wsws.org The Overcoat, directed by Patrick Myles, is based on the famed 1842 short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Detainment treats the aftermath of the killing of a toddler on Merseyside, England in 1993.

Fight Back (2018-10-28). Socialist Cuba hailed in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – More than 60 people packed a hall, October 27, to view the film Fidel: The Untold Story, and to learn about the tremendous advances made in socialist Cuba. The event was organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). |
| Brad Sigal of FRSO told the crowd, "The fact that Cubans made a revolution at all would have been notable enough, even if it didn't last a week. But remarkably it continues to this day. The Cuban revolutionaries have beaten all odds and the revolution has survived for 59 years. They continue to build socialism on a small island in the shadow of the empire. This w…

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…

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-27). Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic. mintpressnews.com The US-NATO military alliance is preparing for war in the Arctic, and is deliberately provoking Russia by conducting massive hi-tech maneuvers ever-closer to its borders. But the Pentagon and its sub-office in Brussels had better be very careful.

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 …

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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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