2018-11-07: News Headlines

John Laforge (2018-11-07). Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year. counterpunch.org "GENEVA (Reuters) — A treaty banning nuclear weapons could come into force by the end of 2019, backers of a campaign that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize said in an annual progress report on Monday." This October 29 report also announced a newly established watchdog for the 2017 nuclear weapons ban known as the More

South Front (2018-11-07). Syria: "Russian Mercenaries Casualties" Narrative Resurfaces in Western Media. globalresearch.ca Russian-linked private military contractors (PMCs) have suffered new casualties in Syria, Syrian pro- and Russian pro-opposition militant media outlets claim. | Initial speculations on this issue appeared on November 3 and November 4 when several outlets claimed that an explosion reportedly …

RT (2018-11-07). Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over… Putin. rt.com Many people celebrated the Democratic Party's takeover over the House, on social media, but one person in particular couldn't help switching to the Russian language to celebrate, what he believes to be, a defeat of Vladimir Putin.

RT (2018-11-07). 'Subpoena-Congress'? Dem-controlled House should focus on issues, not witch hunts, analysts tell RT. rt.com After taking back the House, the Democrats will be able to subpoena Trump's aides and force officials to testify. But broad investigative powers is a double-edged sword that might backfire in 2020, analysts told RT.

Mark Bertalan (2018-11-07). Ukraine's Dirty Disinformation Campaign Against Hungary. indybay.org Adequacy of the Ukrainian authorities has been a debatable question for a long time. Every day official Kiev creates new newsbreaks, trying by all means to capture the attention of the international community.

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). Deja vu? Was the New Yorker just inspired by an old soviet cartoon on US elections? rt.com A new cartoon published by the New Yorker depicting voter suppression in the US has drawn comparisons with an old Soviet propaganda poster about electoral fraud and disenfranchisement in 1950s America.

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

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.

Fred_F (2018-11-06). Rally condemns radioactive dump plans. greenleft.org.au Close to 1000 people gathered outside Parliament House in Adelaide on November 3 to protest against federal government plans to build a national radioactive waste dump in South Australia. | Two locations in the state are under consideration for the dump: near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges, and in the Kimba district on Eyre Peninsula. | The facility is meant to hold reprocessed nuclear waste from the Lucas Heights reactor near Sydney and radioactive materials from medical, industrial and research uses around Australia. | However, Dr Margaret Beavis from Medical Association for Prevention of War explained to the pr…

James Carroll (2018-11-06). On the Edge of Nuclear Armageddon: Donald Trump Welcomes in the Age of "Usable" Nuclear Weapons. 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 …

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.

RT (2018-11-06). Helpinksi? White House commemorative coins from Trump-Putin Helsinki summit get a few things wrong. rt.com The White House clearly did not employ the services of a copy editor before releasing commemorative coins from Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, which contain no less than three typos.

RT (2018-11-06). US to impose 'additional sanctions' on Russia over Skripal poisoning claim. rt.com Washington will move to impose additional sanctions against Russia, saying Moscow did not meet its demands by the deadline set by the US and accusing Moscow of a chemical attack against a former spy and his daughter in the UK.

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 […]

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 […]

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 …

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…

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.

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."

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…

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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