2018-11-04: News Headlines

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-11-04). Trump Moves the World One Step Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe. truthout.org In October, President Trump announced he plans to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, carving out a path to a 21st century US-Russian Cold War. The move demonstrates once again that ignorance compounded with the need for domination makes for an extremely dangerous nuclear cocktail of renewed arms racing that endangers human survival. | While the Russian military may indeed be in technical violation of the Treaty by testing…

Patrick Henningsen (2018-11-03). US Policy of 'Returning' Crimea to Ukraine May Not Work for Europe. globalresearch.ca One of the main set-pieces of US, EU and NATO member state foreign policy towards Russia is the claim that "Russia invaded Crimea," a cardinal sin which can only be expunged by Moscow relinquishing its new acquisition. As punishment, the …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-11-03). VIDEO — Il convitato di pietra al tavolo Italia-Russia. globalresearch.ca «Ritengo molto importante confrontarci con un partner strategico come la Federazione Russa, necessaria per individuare soluzioni alle principali crisi regionali»: lo ha dichiarato il premier Conte alla conferenza stampa congiunta al termine dell'incontro col presidente Putin, il 24 ottobre a …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-03). 33 Trillion More Reasons Why The New York Times Gets it Wrong on Russia-gate. consortiumnews.com Further research shows The New York Times was even further off the mark in blaming Russian social media for Trump's win, as Gareth Porter reports. Facebook Said 80,000 Russian Posts Were Buried in 33 Trillion Facebook Offerings Over Two-Year Period Further Undermining NYT's Case … Read more →

Staff (2018-11-03). Here's a Sneak Peek at Lee Camp's 'Super Patriotic, Very Uncle Sam' Comedy Special (Video). truthdig.com Truthdig columnist Lee Camp's self-produced stand-up comedy special is dropping on quite an auspicious date: His "Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed on American Television" (got that?) comes out this Tuesday — as in Election Day. | If I was an America-hater, would I title my new stand up comedy special SUPER PATRIOTIC VERY UNCLE SAM COMEDY SPECIAL NOT ALLOWED ON AMERICAN TELEVISION ? ? ? Checkmate, Russiagaters. t.co/u3yV5dhaAV | — Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) Manlio Dinucci (2018-11-03). VIDEO — O Convidado Fantasma no Encontro Itália-Rússia. globalresearch.ca "Considero muito importante e também necessário, conferenciar com um parceiro estratégico como a Federação Russa, necessária para encontrar soluções para as principais crises regionais": disse o Primeiro Ministro Conte na conferência de imprensa conjunta, no final da reunião com o …

Consortium News (2018-11-03). 33 Trillion Reasons Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Russiagate. theantimedia.com (CN Op-ed) — Even more damning evidence has come to light undermining The New York Times' assertion in September that Russia used social media to steal the 2016 election for Donald Trump. New research shows that a relatively paltry 80,000 posts from the private Russian company Internet Research Agency (IRA) were engulfed in literally trillions of posts on Facebook over …

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 …

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.

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 […]

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.

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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