2018-11-06: News Headlines

Alastair Crooke (2018-11-06). The Unraveling Of The Netanyahu Project For The Middle East. iranian.com Nahum Barnea, a leading Israeli commentator, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth in May (in Hebrew), set out, unambiguously, the 'deal' behind Trump's Middle East policy: In the wake of the US exit from JCPOA [which occurred on 8 May], Trump, Barnea wrote, will threaten a rain of 'fire and fury' onto Tehran … whilst Putin is expected to […]

TCMA (2018-11-06). US-British Threats Against Russia Have a Long History. counterpunch.org In their new book Union Jackboot: What Your Media and Professors Don't Tell You About British Foreign Policy (Até Books), doctors T.J. Coles and Matthew Alford debate the rationale of Anglo-American policy towards Russia. Alford: There seems to be a consensus that we need a strong military because Russia is on the rise. What do you think More

RFE (2018-11-06). Saudi Arabia Launches Nuclear Research Reactor, Citing Competition With Iran. iranian.com Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has launched the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor as part of a plan to diversify the kingdom's energy mix and acquire nuclear capabilities, state media reported. The reactor launched on November 5 is among 16 that Saudi officials, citing archrival Iran's continued development of nuclear energy, have said they […]

James Carroll (2018-11-06). "They Will Not Forgive Us" globalresearch.ca It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into hell. Last week, President Donald Trump made public his decision to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a 1987 agreement with the Soviet …

Jim Dean (2018-11-06). What Difference will the US Midterm Elections Make? Iran Sanctions, Towards A Global Financial Crisis. globalresearch.ca The US midterm elections will soon be over. Some will be celebrating, with others passing the crying towel around. Another group of spinmeisters will then go to work for those who have lost, claiming Russian interference or whatever they can …

RT (2018-11-06). Clinton bots more talkative & influential than Trump bots around 2016 debates, study finds. rt.com While the popular narrative blames Clinton's 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones.

wsws (2018-11-06). The way forward for young people: Not Democratic Party politics, but the fight for socialism! wsws.org The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.

wsws (2018-11-06). The specter of Marx haunts the American ruling class. wsws.org The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. democracynow.org President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We speak to world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to pull out.

James Carroll (2018-11-05). Donald Trump's Ignorance Has Us Headed Straight for the Second Nuclear Age. thenation.com Donald Trump's Ignorance Has Us Headed Straight for the Second Nuclear Age…

Whitney Webb (2018-11-05). Prominent British Neocon Think Tank Claims Half of UK's Russians Are Kremlin Moles. mintpressnews.com The report's conclusions were based on interviews with mostly Western businesspeople and former and current U.K. government officials as well as a handful of "Russian dissidents."

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reinstates Harsh Sanctions on Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal, Florida: Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Kills 2, Injures 5 in Tallahassee, Georgia Secretary of State and GOP Candidate Launches Probe into Dem. Party, Obama Campaigns for Vulnerable Senate Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Kansas Republican Kris Kobach Took Donations from White Nationalists, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Razor Wire as Soldiers Deploy to Border, NBC Airs Racist Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Commercial, Nigerian Military Tweets Trump Video to Justify Shooting Protesters, U.N.: A Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Min. from War-Caused Disease, Hunge…

Martin Fleck (2018-11-05). Withdrawing From the INF Treaty Is One of Trump's Most Dangerous Moves Yet. globalresearch.ca In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21, 2018, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the United States would formally withdraw from …

Mateo Pimentel (2018-11-05). Socialism and the Ballot. counterpunch.org In recent elections, it seems American voters have had little choice but to elect candidates they perceive as being "on their side," or perhaps as being "better than the other guy." Since the enfranchisement of women and Black Americans in the course of the last century, voter participation has been too easily circumscribed by powerful More

RFE (2018-11-05). Iran Advances To AUSF Football Cup Quarter-Finals. iranian.com Iran booked a place at quarter-finals of the AUSF (Asian University Sports Federation) Football Cup. Iran, which is represented by the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST), defeated the Malaysian team 6-0 on Sunday. Iran, headed by Farshad Karami, had already defeated the teams from China and Hong Kong in the competition. The fourth […]

RT (2018-11-05). US will allow Iran's civilian nuclear projects in Arak, Bushehr & Fordow to continue. rt.com The US will allow civilian nuclear projects at three sites – Arak, Bushehr and Fordow – to continue "under the strictest scrutiny," to "ensure transparency and maintain constraints" on Iran, the State Department said.

RT (2018-11-05). 'Certainly meeting' or 'probably not'? Mixed signals over Trump-Putin encounter in Paris. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that he "probably won't" meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Paris later this week, while the Kremlin signaled that the two will "certainly" meet for a walking meeting.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-05). North Korea Warns They'll Return to Nuke Development If Sanctions Aren't Lifted. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Over the weekend, North Korea issued a statement warning that they will "seriously consider" returning to the development on nuclear weapons if the US continues to refuse to ease economic sanctions against them. Since North Korea halted nuclear testing and has made substantial diplomatic progress, many nations have advocated for some early sanctions relief, but so …

Middle East Eye (2018-11-05). How US Sanctions on Iran Could Herald a Profound Global Power Shift. theantimedia.com In the medium term, the US will lose influence as Iran gains confidence; in the worst case scenario, there will be a war whose consequences will be incalculable. (MEE Op-ed) — On Monday, the US will ratchet up its brutal and merciless economic war against Iran, raising sanctions to a new level. The Trump administration has said its …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Donald Trump Welcomes In the Age of "Usable" Nuclear Weapons. truthout.org It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into hell. Last month, President Donald Trump made public his decision to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a 1987 agreement with the Soviet Union. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a Cold Warrior in a post-Cold War world, 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 →

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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