2018-10-30: News Headlines

T.J. Coles (2018-10-30). Why a Neoliberal Society Can't Survive. counterpunch.org Humans are complicated creatures. We are both cooperative and sectarian. We tend to be cooperative within in-groups (e.g., a trade union) whilst competing against out-groups (e.g., a business confederation). But complex societies such as ours also force us to cooperate with out-groups — in neighbourhoods, at work, and so on. In social systems, natural selection More

kathy_f (2018-10-30). Vale Marie Muir: unionist, feminist and fighter. greenleft.org.au Marie Muir was born in 1930 on the NSW Central Coast, the youngest of five children of Doreen Burt and George Jovanovich. Growing up with the surname Jovanovich in the 1930s and '40s meant Marie was often called a "wog", but Marie said it taught her acceptance of all people, regardless of their creed or colour, and to show compassion and tolerance to others. | The family moved to Sydney when Marie was accepted into the selective Sydney Girls High School and in 1948, she won a scholarship to Sydney's Teachers College to study Infants Education. While still a student, she joined the NSW Teacher's Federation and rem…

Philip Giraldi (2018-10-30). Two Stories From the Propaganda War. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Staff (2018-10-30). Is America Barreling Toward World War III? truthdig.com When it comes to relations between Donald Trump's America, Vladimir Putin's Russia, and Xi Jinping's China, observers everywhere are starting to talk about a return to an all-too-familiar past. "Now we have a new Cold War," commented Russia expert Peter Felgenhauer in Moscow after President Trump recently announced plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The Trump administration is "launching a new Cold War," wsws (2018-10-30). Chinese president tells military to prepare for war. wsws.org Xi Jinping's speech was a response to the Trump administration's aggressive actions in intensifying trade war and overtly readying for military conflict with both China and Russia.

Aaron Maté (2018-10-29). With Just Days to the Midterms, Russiagate Is MIA. thenation.com With Just Days to the Midterms, Russiagate Is MIA…

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

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 …

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 world-hi…

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…

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…

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…

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