2018-11-28: News Headlines

Whitney Webb (2018-11-28). With tensions mounting over Kerch Strait incident, will Ukraine replace Syria as focus for U.S.' Russia containment strategy? mronline.org As has been the case in the past, it seems that the U.S.' botched proxy war in Syria will spur Washington to seek to revive the proxy war in Ukraine. | Source

DJ Mouse (2018-11-28). Sedition Free SS…11-27-18 Mouse Report. indybay.org As the world's foremost journalist Julian Assange remains trapped and gagged in the Ecuadoran embassy in London and the Mueller probe goes on…pushing the Administration into more and more hawkish behavior to prove he's not a Russian bot…pseudo lefties cheer on the getaway driver in the FBI's Whitey Bulger murders, Pan Am 103 frame-up, 9-11-01 WTC Pentabomb operation and many other major federal crimes since the horrible '80s…we sample the sedition free Sunday Show then go back to Sunday Sedition host Andrea Lewis for a reality check '80s…1 hr.)…

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-28). Trump/Putin Meeting at G20: On or Off? Showdown with China's Xi Jinping? globalresearch.ca G20 leaders will meet on Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kiev's staged Black Sea provocation and Trump's trade war with China hang over the summit, along with US hostility toward Russia, endless war in Syria, and other major …

South Front (2018-11-28). Video: Black Sea Crisis: Russia Deploys Anti-ship Missiles. Ukraine Says Russian Warplane Attacks Its Ships. globalresearch.ca On November 27, Russia started deploying Bal coastal missile systems near the Kerch Strait, south of which an encounter between a group of 2 Ukrainian Gurza-class artillery boats and a sea-tug and Russian coastal guards had taken place on November …

F. William Engdahl (2018-11-28). Russia Is Key to Asia's Future Development. Putin's Asia Pivot. China's Belt and Road. Towards A "Greater Eurasian Partnership" globalresearch.ca As serious problems emerge with the further development of China's ultra-ambitious New Economic Silk Road, the formally named Belt, Road Initiative (BRI) the Russian Federation, especially in the wake of Washington's mis-named trade war, is finding a positive role that …

Pepe Escobar (2018-11-28). Drama in the Kerch Strait: Teasing the Russian Bear. globalresearch.ca When the Ukrainian navy sent a tugboat and two small gunboats on Sunday to force their way through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov, it knew in advance the Russian response would be swift and merciless. | After all, …

Vesti News (2018-11-28). Video: British Special Forces in Ukraine. Alleged Chemical Weapons and Black Ops Against Donbass? globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of our readers a Donbass report pertaining to the presence of British Special Forces in Ukraine. Yet to be verified these special forces are said to be experts in chemical weapons. | British military personnel have …

Revolution Books (2018-11-28). The Cultural Revolution in China-How Capitalism Was Restored & Bob Avakian's New Communism. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

wsws (2018-11-28). US-South Korean tensions over stance towards North Korea. wsws.org US ultimatums to Pyongyang to denuclearise are threatening South Korean efforts to reduce tensions and engage with North Korea.

Tasnim News (2018-11-28). EU Reassures Iran Of Commitment To JCPOA. iranian.com European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, after a meeting with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, reiterated the bloc's resolve to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. "They equally expressed their determination to preserve the nuclear agreement as a matter of respecting international agreements and […]

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-28). Lying to Robert Mueller Is Just a Terrible Idea. truthout.org Donald Trump announced last week that he has completed his written answers for special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian collusion investigation. "I write the answers. My lawyers don't write answers," he said during an Oval Office bill signing when asked if he had completed the questions himself. "I was asked a series of questions. I answered them very easily." Then he finished his choco-milk like a big boy, you betcha. | One question remains open and unresolved: Will Trump agree to a sit-d…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-28). Headlines for November 28, 2018. democracynow.org U.N. Report Warns World Falling Far Behind on Paris Climate Goals, Mexico Agrees to U.S. Demand to Hold Asylum Seekers While Claims Are Decided, Trump Administration Defends Tear Gas Use at U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Patrol Fired Tear Gas Dozens of Times Under President Obama, U.S. Waived Background Checks for Staff at Jail for Migrant Children, Mississippi: GOP's Cindy Hyde-Smith, Who Posed as Confederate Soldier, Wins Senate Seat, Ukraine's President Warns of "Full-Fledged War" with Russia, Trump "Not Even a Little Bit Happy" with Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Trump Says "We're Not Necessarily Such Believers" in Cli…

PFSL (2018-11-28). "Reading Between the Headlines" Workshop on Russia/Ukraine Conflict. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-28). Ukraine's President Warns of "Full-Scale War With Russia" theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Since the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, top Ukrainian politicians have talked up the threat of an imminent, full-scale war in Russia. Years later, this continues to get raised every time a tense moment with Russia erupts. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is now citing Sunday's maritime incident in the Sea of Azov, and says "Ukraine is under …

Nicolai N. Petro (2018-11-28). Ukraine's Pinochet Scenario. thenation.com Ukraine's Pinochet Scenario…

Tony Cartalucci (2018-11-27). Ukraine Provokes Russia to What End? Growing Tensions in the Sea of Azov. globalresearch.ca Russia has seized three Ukrainian military vessels violating its territory near Russia's newly completed Crimean Bridge. The incident is a clear provocation carried out by Kiev and possibly engineered by Kiev's Western sponsors – particularly those in Washington and London….

Shared by trnn_cms_operator (2018-11-27). Dismantle the American Doomsday Machine — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (12/13). therealnews.com Congress should hold hearings into nuclear winter and eliminating the hair-trigger and obsolete ICBM's — says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Manlio Dinucci (2018-11-27). As mentiras nucleares de Stoltenberg. globalresearch.ca "Um perigo, os mísseis russos" lança o alarme, o Secretário Geral da NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, numa entrevista ao 'Corriere della Sera', editado por Maurizio Caprara, três dias antes do "incidente" do Mar de Azov, que lança gasolina sobre …

Whitney Webb (2018-11-27). With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US' Russia Containment Strategy? globalresearch.ca Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-11-27). Le bugie nucleari di Stoltenberg. globalresearch.ca «Un pericolo i missili russi»: lancia l'allarme il segretario generale della NATO Jens Stoltenberg in una intervista al Corriere della Sera, a cura di Maurizio Caprara, tre giorni prima dell'«incidente» del Mar d'Azov che getta benzina sulla già …

South Front (2018-11-27). Video: Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On the Brink of War? globalresearch.ca On November 25, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Border Service was forced to open fire on and damage Ukrainian warships, which were carrying out hostile actions and advancing in Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea off Crimea. | After …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-11-27). Ukraine's Kiev Regime is not "Officially" A Neo-Nazi Government. globalresearch.ca This article first published in June 2014 documents the nature of the Kiev regime which is supported by US-NATO. | Introductory Note and update | Following the Kerch Strait incident, a process of militarization of the Black Sea basin is ongoing. Martial …

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-27). Ukraine Shouldn't Abandon Human Rights under New Martial Law. hrw.org | | Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, May 12, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | The Ukrainian parliament has voted to enforce the declaration of martial law in Ukraine's 10 regions that border Russia, following clashes between the two countries' forces earlier this week. | According to numerous media reports, on November 25, Russian forces …

RT (2018-11-27). Mueller claims Manafort violated plea agreement by lying to FBI. rt.com Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of lying to the FBI in violation of his plea agreement, Manafort refutes the allegation, and elusive "Russian collusion" still nowhere in sight.

wsws (2018-11-27). Russia-Ukraine stand-off over Azov Sea continues as Poroshenko declares martial law. wsws.org The dangerous developments in the Black Sea region underscore the danger of a Third World War.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-27). Moscow & NATO Playing a 'Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game' in the Ukraine. therealnews.com Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the latest Ukraine crisis, in which Russia is holding Ukrainian navy boats, was foreseeable and likely, given NATO's constant encroachment on Russia's border region

Jason Ditz (2018-11-27). Ukraine Declares Martial Law as Tensions With Russia Soar. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following up on Sunday's maritime incident in the Sea of Azov, the Ukrainian parliament voted Monday on a declaration of martial law. They are presenting this as a "partial mobilization" of the military as officials hype the possibility of war with Russia. The martial law will formally begin on Wednesday, and last for 30 days. President Petro Poroshenko said …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-27). Headlines for November 27, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Defends Tear Gassing of Migrants, Blames Parents and "Grabbers", GM To Cut 15,000 Jobs Across North America, Trump Denies Findings of National Climate Report, Turkey Searches Saudi-Owned Villas for Jamal Khashoggi's Body, Saudi Crown Prince May Meet with Erdogan as G20 Host Argentina Mulls Criminal Charges, Report: Kushner Urged Administration to Inflate Saudi Arms Deals, CNN: U.S. "Slams Brakes" on U.N. Yemen Ceasefire Resolution, Afghanistan: IED Kills 3 U.S. Soldiers, Ukraine Declares Martial Law over Russian Naval Attack, Mueller Says Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Inquiry After Plea Deal, Rep. Mia Love B…

Alastair Crooke (2018-11-27). Gulf & Allies Sink In Quagmire As Erdogan Lifts Influence Of Turkey, Iran, Russia And Qatar. iranian.com It seems that the quartet (US, Israel, UAE and MbS himself, naturally), acting in the cause of 'exonerating MbS', think they have got their 'coup' with Trump's "maybe he did, but maybe he didn't", exculpation. They are probably quite pleased with themselves. MbS may stay for now, and embarrass everyone at the G20, by ostentatiously […]

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-27). Russian National Dies After Detention by US Immigration. hrw.org | | Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. | © Nathalie Graham/The Stranger | Over Thanksgiving weekend, another person who was in US immigration detention died. | Amar Mergensana, a Russian national who had been detained at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, was taken off life support on Saturday, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE stated he had attempted suicide on November 15; the…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-26). Headlines for November 26, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum, Border Patrol Officer Who Shot Teen Acquitted of Manslaughter Charge, North Carolina: ICE Arrests Immigrant Who Left Church Sanctuary, White House Tries to Bury Climate Report With Devastating Conclusions, California: Camp Fire 100% Contained as Death Toll Climbs to 85, Russia Seizes Three Ukrainian Ships Near Crimean Peninsula, President Trump Contradicts CIA Findings on Jamal Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: U.N. Urges Warring Parties to Enter Peace Talks, UAE Pardons UK Academic of Spying After Months of Imprisonment, EU Approves Brexit Deal, France: Police…

Glen Ford (2018-11-26). Malcolm X would say Russiagate is a fool's game. mronline.org "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." —Malcolm X | Source

amnesty (2018-11-26). Russia: Bail refusal for Chechen prisoner of conscience is latest affront to justice. amnesty.org Responding to the news that a court in Chechnya has refused to release human rights defender Oyub Titiev on bail, Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International's Russia Researcher, said: | "The decision not to grant bail to Oyub Titiev once again demonstrates the political motivation of the case against him. He has committed no crime, having been jailed on completely fabricated drug charges, and must be released immediately and unconditionally. |

Fight Back (2018-11-24). A socialist look at the Florida 2018 midterm results: Part 2. fightbacknews.org This is part two of a two-part series. View part one here. | The specter of socialism in South Florida | It's notable that Gillum saw narrower margins of victory in the three largest counties in South Florida, which typically go big for Democrats. He won, but he needed to win bigger to overcome DeSantis' mega-margins in rural Florida. Some have pointed out that DeSantis' better-than-expected performance in Miami-Dade and Broward came from his Cuban-American, Spanish-speaking running mate, Representative Jeanette Nun…

Fight Back (2018-11-23). Tallahassee celebrates 101st anniversary of Russian Revolution. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On November 7, students, activists and community members from around the Tallahassee area gathered at The Plant Arts Center to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. The event was organized by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). | FRSO member Regina Joseph introduced the event and then called on Zachary Schultz to give a short speech about the history of the revolution and its significance. "Under worker power, the Soviet Union used its wealth to help people instead of filling the pockets of the small minority. That's what we're trying to do here in…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-23). The Doomsday Machine and Nuclear Winter — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (11/13). therealnews.com An H Bomb first strike will create firestorms and smoke that ends most human life; this is a fact ignored by military planners and by the Trump administration which doesn't believe in climate science — says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Democracy Now! (2018-11-22). 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 Treaty, or INF, 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 spoke with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky in October about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to…

Joe Emersberger (2018-11-22). Elected Constituent Assembly in Venezuela provoked International Outrage, not the illegal handpicked one in Ecuador. zcomm.org "CONAIE and CREO direct the new National Electoral Council" announces a headline yesterday in the rightwing Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo. CONAIE is a self-declared "left" federation representing indigenous peoples in Ecuador. CREO is the party of the "defeated" right wing presidential candidate in 2017. I put "defeated" in quotes because CREO's electoral defeat — which they stupidly Read more…

Lawrence Wittner (2018-11-18). Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Although this Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received little coverage in the mass media, its passage was Read more…

Consortiumnews (2018-11-17). US-Funded Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists. consortiumnews.com Short-sighted U.S. foreign policy that backs jihadists in the Middle East and neo-Nazis in Ukraine is once again blowing back on the United States, as Max Blumenthal explains. FBI: Azov Battalion Trained Rise Above Movement By Max Blumenthal Last month,… Read more →

stuart_m (2018-11-16). Out-of-control system burns California. greenleft.org.au A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse. | Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control. | The scenes could be the aftermath of a US or Russian bombing raid in the Middle East — bodies littered on the ground, people burned to death in their cars, families devastated with grief at the loss of homes and loved ones. | United States Preside…

Max Blumenthal (2018-11-15). Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists. grayzoneproject.com Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their…

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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