2018-11-08: News Headlines

teleSUR Desk (2018-11-08). History made as minorities elected to Congress. mronline.org An election of "firsts: " Women, LGBTQ, Muslims, African-Americans and Native Americans score seats in the House and Senate. | Source

Annie Machon (2018-11-08). UK Sets Up Yet Another Costly Spy Agency. globalresearch.ca The UK Ministry of Defence announced on 21 September the establishment of yet another British spy agency, an amalgam of military and security service professionals designed to wage cyberwar against terrorists, Russia and organised crime. The new agency will have …

RT (2018-11-08). Trump blames Obama 'regime' for giving Crimea to Russia. rt.com President Trump has blamed his predecessor for Ukraine's loss of Crimea to Russia, apparently unaware that the transfer was the result of a referendum and that Ukraine is a sovereign nation.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-08). State Department: US Will Soon Impose More Sanctions Against Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has announced that they intend to soon impose additional sanctions against Russia, after demanding that Russia provide them with a statement offering very specific "assurances" on the use of chemical weapons. This all goes back to the allegations of a March Novichok attack in Salisbury, England. The British government blamed Russia for the …

RT (2018-11-08). 'Coded messages? Bots?' WATCH Rick Sanchez poke at new NYT 'disinformation' claims. rt.com Cybersecurity 'experts' writing for the New York Times have claimed that online Russian "influence operations" targeted the US midterm elections in October. The proof? Lots of people posted links to RT's content.

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-08). True and False Accusations of US Midterm Election Interference. Fake Reports of Russian Election Meddling. globalresearch.ca Ahead of Tuesday midterms, investigative journalist Greg Palast said illegal voter purges went on in a number of states — including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Nevada. | "I have never seen anything like it in 18 years," he …

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-08). Trump Goes to Paris: Will He Make Peace with Putin and Erdogan? globalresearch.ca Trump and over 60 other world leaders will be in Paris over the weekend to attend an event commemorating the end of World War I a century ago, during which time the American leader is expected to have important sideline …

RT (2018-11-08). Ukraine's neo-Nazis trained US white supremacists — FBI. rt.com The neo-Nazi Azov battalion in Ukraine has participated in "training and radicalizing" US-based white supremacists, the FBI said in a recent indictment of several California men involved in the Charlottesville violence.

wsws (2018-11-08). Significant vote for SEP candidate Niles Niemuth in Michigan's 12th district. wsws.org Approximately 2,200 workers and young people cast a class-conscious vote for Niles' campaign and expressed their support for socialism.

John M. Laforge (2018-11-08). Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year. zcomm.org The TPNW places nuclear weapons in the same outlaw category as biological weapons, poison gas, land minds and cluster munitions, all of which are banned by treaties…

Beatrice Fihn (2018-11-08). The Fate of the Earth Depends on Women. thenation.com The Fate of the Earth Depends on Women…

Fred_F (2018-11-08). Queensland teachers vote to walk off for refugees. greenleft.org.au Australian Education Union (AEU) members in Queensland will be joining their Victorian colleagues in walking off the job on November 20, Universal Children's Day, to demand the federal Coalition government gets kids and their families off Nauru. | Three state AEU branches—NSW Teachers Federation, AEU Victorian branch and the Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) — have passed resolutions condemning the government's refusal to immediately evacuate asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru and Manus Island and resettle them in Australia, where they can receive urgently required medical treatment and other servic…

pip.hinman (2018-11-08). Turkey launches new aggression against Iraq and Syria. greenleft.org.au Turkish troops fired across the border on November 1, killing a six-year-old girl in the northern Syrian village of Til Findir. | The murder was part of a pattern of harassment by the Turkish army against the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS). The DFNS is a liberated area administered by democratic local councils, with equal representation of men and women and the inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities. | The liberated zone came into existence with an uprising in three predominantly Kurdish areas, known collectively as Rojava, against the Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in July 2012. The democrati…

Jake Johnson (2018-11-07). Trump Calls CNN's Jim Acosta a "Terrible Person" as Mayhem Breaks Out at Press Briefing. theantimedia.com (CD) — Mayhem broke out at President Donald Trump's first press conference following the midterm elections on Wednesday when Trump berated CNN reporter Jim Acosta as a "rude, terrible person" for asking a question about the Russia probe. "You should let me run the country. You run CNN," Trump said as a White House aide attempted to physically take the microphone out …

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

Consortiumnews (2018-11-07). Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row. consortiumnews.com With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch's ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between Kiev and Moscow, as Dmitry Babich reports. Moscow's Role in Ukraine Orthodox… Read more →

RT (2018-11-07). Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over…Putin. rt.com As Democrats basked in the glory of their takeover of the House of Representatives from Republicans last night, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul celebrated in the only way he knows how: making it all about Russia.

Fight Back (2018-11-07). 101 years since the October Revolution. fightbacknews.org To mark the anniversary of the October Revolution – by our calendar Nov. 7, 1917 – Fight Back News Service is circulating the following paper by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | The October Revolution and some lessons for the struggle for socialism in the U.S. | By Freedom Road Socialist Organization | This paper prepared collectively by the central leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and was presented by leading member of FRSO, Frank Chapman, at the Centennial Commemoration of the October Revolution, held in New York City, July 2017. The event was sponsored by People's Response for Internat…

Zero Hedge (2018-11-07). Sanctions: EU Says SWIFT Decision On Iran Banks Regrettable. iranian.com Shortly after Trump reimposed nuclear sanctions on Tehran on November 5, the international financial messaging system SWIFT announced the suspension of several Iranian banks from its service. "In keeping with our mission of supporting the resilience and integrity of the global financial system as a global and neutral service provider, SWIFT is suspending certain Iranian […]

Tyler Durden (2018-11-07). Crown Prince Launches Saudi Arabia's First Nuclear Reactor Same Day Sanctions Hit Iran. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — In but the latest after an insane month of news featuring the kingdom since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the AP reports Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the ceremonial foundation stone for Saudi Arabia's first nuclear research reactor on Monday. The site is the first of 16 planned reactor sites to be …

RT (2018-11-07). Navy disciplines sailors for LSD ring aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. rt.com 14 sailors working in the nuclear reactor department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan face disciplinary action for using and distributing LSD, the latest embarrassment for the Navy's scandal-ridden 7th Fleet. |

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…

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 […]

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.

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…

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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