2018-11-02: News Headlines

Staff (2018-11-02). Trump Administration Reimposes Iran Sanctions Lifted in Nuclear Deal. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievements. | The sanctions, which will take effect on Monday, cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors and are the second batch the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew from the landmark accord in May. The rollback ends U.S. participation in the nuclear deal, whi…

Shane Quinn (2018-11-02). History of World War II: Conduct of Hitler's "Operation Barbarossa" against Russia. globalresearch.ca The method of warfare fought by Hitler's forces in the Soviet Union would, before long, come back to haunt them. By pursuing a conflict in extreme ideological terms against Russia, it steeled the Red Army's resolve in overcoming the "fascist …

William D. Hartung (2018-11-02). Pentagon Socialism: Militarizing the Economy in the Name of Defense. mintpressnews.com Both parties in Washington have doubled down on military Keynesianism in the twenty-first century and it looks as if the Trump years, despite possible modest cuts in the Pentagon budget, will continue to be a gilded age for the U.S. military.

RT (2018-11-02). Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran, targeting over 700 entities & individuals. rt.com All sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in force on November 5, the US administration has announced.

RT (2018-11-02). From My USA-Russia Notebook: RTD explores what ordinary Americans really think of Russia. rt.com It's easy to be pessimistic about the trajectory of US-Russia relations, but a new RT documentary shows that despite the incendiary political rhetoric, ordinary people are helping to build bridges between the two nations. |

RT (2018-11-02). 'Bridging divides': Russian musician becomes first foreigner to get US National Dialogue Award. rt.com Prominent Russian jazz musician Igor Butman has won the US National Dialogue Award, becoming the first foreigner to receive the honor for building bridges through music where diplomacy has failed.

RT (2018-11-02). US touts interception of a medium-range ballistic missile it should not have (VIDEO). rt.com The US Missile Defense Agency has been practicing shooting down a land-based medium-range ballistic missile, just as Washington prepares for its withdrawal from the cornerstone INF nuclear non-proliferation agreement.

wsws (2018-11-02). France to send aircraft carrier to South China Sea to threaten China. wsws.org Amid growing tensions between the major powers, France's nuclear-armed aircraft carrier is set to travel next year to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.

RT (2018-11-02). #ICYMI: How to spot Russian interference in the US midterm elections (VIDEO). rt.com The US midterm elections are just days away, and the main question voters are still asking themselves as they head to the polling booths is — 'just how much have I been interfered with by a Russian?' |

Jason Ditz (2018-11-02). Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) —With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good. The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time …

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-01). Stiff New US Economic Sanctions against Iran Imminent. Implications for the EU. Circumventing Dollar Transactions. Will Brussels Bypass the SWIFT Interbank Financial System. globalresearch.ca In July 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) imposed illegal new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea — legislation passing both houses near unanimously (five no votes alone in both houses), signed into law by … | The post

The Iranian (2018-11-01). Iran, Russia, India Exploring Alternative To Suez Canal. iranian.com Iran, India and Russia are considering the creation of a new 7,200 km trade and transport corridor, which would become an alternative to the traditional route through the Suez Canal, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on October 31. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multimode network of sea and rail routes, will link the Indian […]

Jamal Abdi (2018-11-01). Letter To Trump Administration On Sanctions Snapback. iranian.com Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin, The re-imposition of U.S. secondary economic sanctions against Iran as part of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign has raised deep concerns in the Iranian-American community and across the globe. These sanctions follow President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-01). Ukraine and Georgia Joining NATO Crosses an Unacceptable Red Line for Russia. globalresearch.ca Reagan era Secretary of State James Baker's "ironclad" pledge to Mikhail Gorbachev not to expand NATO "one inch eastward" was flagrantly breached by the Clinton presidency and subsequent US administrations. | Today, US-led NATO forces surround Russia, posing a major …

Middle East Eye (2018-11-01). US Senators Call on Trump to Suspend Nuclear Agreement Talks With Saudi Arabia. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Five Republican US senators have called on President Donald Trump to suspend talks to reach a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia over the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, the politicians said they have been concerned by Riyadh's ongoing refusal to adopt policies and …

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.

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…

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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