2018-10-31: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-31). Russia's Reshaping Syria's "Deep State" in Its Own Image. globalresearch.ca The recently promulgated pact between Russia and Syria to have the former's Defense Ministry train the Arab Republic's children in cadet schools for free is a sign that Moscow intends to reshape Syria's permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep …

Michael T. Klare (2018-10-31). The New Global Tinderbox. zcomm.org 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…

Michael T. Klare (2018-10-31). The New Global Tinderbox. A Far More Complex Global Conflict Map than the Cold War. globalresearch.ca 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 …

TEV (2018-10-31). Venezuelan Vice President Cements Economic Ties During Asian Tour. venezuelanalysis.com Rodriguez met with Chinese and Russian economic specialists during the final day of a regional Asiatic tour.

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-31). Video: The Stone Guest at the Table with Italy and Russia. globalresearch.ca "I consider it very important for us to meet a strategic partner like the Federation of Russia, and also necessary, in order to work out solutions to the main regional crises" — such was the statement by Prime Minister Giuseppe …

South Front (2018-10-31). Video: Media Reports About Mysterious Israeli Airstrikes Go Wild. globalresearch.ca The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have continued attacks on targets in Syria even after the downing of the Russian Il-20 military plane on September 17, Reuters reported on October 29 citing "a senior Israeli official". | "The IDF have attacked in …

Wayne Madsen (2018-10-31). The Return of the Latin American Caudillos. globalresearch.ca Latin America's "springtime of socialism" is at a close. After over a decade of progressive socialist presidents putting people ahead of cronyism, Latin America's oligarchs, through the abuse of the courts, parliaments, and electoral systems, have put caudillos in office …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-10-31). Does US Withdrawal From Another Nuclear Treaty Really Benefit Russia? globalresearch.ca No. Obviously Russia does not benefit from the scrapping of yet another treaty designed to prevent a nuclear exchange amid a war with the United States. | Yet, as an attempt to frame blatant US provocations as somehow "Russia's fault," a …

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2018-10-30). Trump Is Pushing the World Closer to Nuclear Peril. thenation.com Trump Is Pushing the World Closer to Nuclear Peril…

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

Fight Back (2018-10-30). Dallas rallies against Trump's attempt to erase transgender people. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX -On October 28, about 50 people showed up at Belo Garden Park across from the federal building in Downtown Dallas to protest against the Trump administration's rollback of the rights of transgender people. The protest was held by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The event began with a rally, followed by speeches and then a march. | Signs present included, "You tried to bury us, you didn't know we were seeds," and "Protect trans lives!" Chants that include "It's our history don't deny it, Stonewall was a trans riot" and "When trans people are…

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…

Ben Norton (2018-10-30). Violent Neo-Nazi Organizer Speaks at US Government Event in Ukraine. mintpressnews.com Grayzone — A prominent activist from the violent Ukrainian neo-Nazi gang C14 spoke at an event at a US government organization in Ukraine's capital Kiev. | This young fascist leader has also boasted of working with Kiev police to "purge" Roma citizens from a train station, according to a Ukrainian human rights organization. | The Grayzone Project has previously reported on how the US government has Finian Cunningham (2018-10-30). America's Nuclear Death Wish — Europe Must Rebel. iranian.com The Trump administration's declared scrapping of a crucial arms control treaty is putting the world on notice of a nuclear war, sooner or later. Any such war is not winnable. It is mutually assured destruction. Yet the arrogant American rulers — some of them at least — seem to be deluded in thinking they can […]

Michael T. Klare (2018-10-30). This Is Not Your Mother's Cold War. thenation.com This Is Not Your Mother's Cold War…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-30). The New Global Tinderbox — It's Not Your Mother's Cold War. truthout.org 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

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…

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…

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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