2018-11-29: News Headlines

Zero Hedge (2018-11-29). Russia Deploys S-400 Missiles to Crimea in Military Showdown with Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Predictably the crisis that began on Sunday between Russia and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait is quickly worsening as Russia has announced plans to deploy more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea. | Adding to tensions, Reuters

Ann Garrison (2018-11-29). NATO's Largesse: "Nuclear Sharing" globalresearch.ca On November 10, a 5,290-ton Norwegian warship sank into one of the country's inner fiords after colliding with a 62,557-ton tanker carrying almost 100 million liters of oil. CNN reported, "Now all that remains above the waterline is the frigate's …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-29). Headlines for November 29, 2018. democracynow.org Senate Votes to Advance Resolution to End War in Yemen, White House Blocks CIA Director From Briefing Senate on Khashoggi Murder, Senate Blocks Vote to Protect Special Counsel Mueller's Probe, Trump: A Pardon for Ex-Campaign Chair Manafort is "Not Off The Table", Tension Escalates Between Russia & Ukraine, Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Worked to Suppress Black Votes, House Dems Nominate Rep. Pelosi for House Speaker, Afghanistan: U.S. Airstrikes Kill at Least 30 Civilians, U.N. Report: Malnutrition On the Rise Worldwide, Public Outrage After Right-Wing Sinclair Airs Anti-Immigrant Piece, Senate Delays Vote…

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-11-29). The commune and 21st century socialism: A conversation with Robert Longa of El Panal Commune. mronline.org In this interview, VA talks with a key cadre of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 Enero barrio that has worked to build Venezuela's most emblematic urban commune. | Source

WTWJ (2018-11-29). Cuba's president travels abroad, firms up relations, gains economic support. peoplesworld.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel returned to Havana November 15 after a multi-nation trip to Russia, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Laos. He and his delegation had also stopped in Paris and London. In late September in New York, he had introduced himself to the world community at the United Nations General Assembly. Spanish Prime Minister …

ZeroHedge (2018-11-29). Greenwald Rips Politico "Theory" That Guardian's Assange-Manafort Story Was Planted By Russia. mintpressnews.com After The Guardian attempted to shovel what appears to be a wholly fabricated story down our throats that Trump campaign manager met with Julian Assange at the London Embassy — Politico allowed an ex-CIA agent to use their platform to come up with a ham-handed cover story ever; Russia tricked The Guardian into publishing the Manafort-Assange propaganda. | To that end, The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald (formerly of The Guardian) ripped Politico an entirely new oriface in a six-part Twitter dress down. | Greenwald also penned a

South Front (2018-11-29). Video: US Is Establishing 'Observation Posts' on Syrian-Turkish Border. globalresearch.ca On November 28, Russian air-defense forces deployed intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the Russian Hmeimim airbase in the province of Lattakia, according to local sources. | The intercepted UAV was probably an armed UAV launched by militants …

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2018-11-29). A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia. thenation.com A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia…

Charles McKelvey (2018-11-29). The Principles of Socialism. counterpunch.org With the emergence on the U.S. political scene of self-proclaimed socialists like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, and with membership in the Democratic Socialists of America skyrocketing, socialism appears to be making a comeback in the United States. Inasmuch as I was active in the Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s, and I have lived in Cuba since 2011, I find this to be very good news. However, I am concerned that the word socialism perhaps is being bantered about without a very thorough understanding of its meaning or it history.

Staff (2018-11-29). Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Ships Amid Standoff With Russia. truthdig.com The Ukrainian president's proposal is sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.

RT (2018-11-29). Trump vows 'devastating' counterpunch to 'angry Mueller gang of Dems'. rt.com Donald Trump has threatened to deliver a devastating blow to his critics by declassifying documents related to Robert Mueller's probe unless his political opponents stop harassing witnesses into lying about Russia collusion.

RT (2018-11-29). Why is Rosenstein in jail on Trump's meme? He 'shouldn't have picked special counsel'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has hinted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be jailed as he "never should have picked a special counsel." Trump was answering a question about the jailed official's meme he retweeted.

RT (2018-11-29). Michael Cohen pleads guilty to making false statements to Congress. rt.com Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Trump, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation. |

wsws (2018-11-29). Ukraine's provocation in the Azov Sea. wsws.org The Ukrainian military, with the support of high-level figures within the US state, has instigated a major international crisis ahead of this week's G20 summit.

Fred_F (2018-11-29). Privatisation leaves Northern Beaches Hospital in critical situation. greenleft.org.au The NSW Coalition government's privatisation of the Northern Beaches Hospital on the city's upper North Shore has created a crisis situation with the cancellation of elective surgery and doctors threatening to strike over staff shortages and a lack of vital medical supplies. | The failure to provide adequate facilities and resources since its opening in November has created a shortage in syringes, IV lines, medical swabs, saline bags, needles, wash cloths and alcohol rub and maternity pads. | The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation NSW has expressed its "grave concerns" about the situation t…

DJ Mouse (2018-11-29). 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.)…

Scott Hayward (2018-11-29). Ukraine is preparing a nuclear bomb for Europe. indybay.org Despite the economic and financial crisis, Ukrainian authorities try to rehabilitate their country's nuclear industry which is currently in a poor condition.

PFSL (2018-11-29). "Reading Between the Headlines" Workshop on Russia/Ukraine Conflict. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

Revolution Books (2018-11-29). The Cultural Revolution in China-How Capitalism Was Restored & Bob Avakian's New Communism. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

amnesty (2018-11-29). The Forest is Our Heartbeat: The struggle to save Indigenous land in Malaysia. amnesty.org Across Malaysia, extensive land development is adversely affecting Indigenous peoples, posing a threat to ancestral lands, traditional ways of life and a wide spectrum of human rights. The Indigenous peoples of Malaysia comprise over 67 ethnic groups composing 14% of the country's population. They reside in almost every state and territory within the Federation and are afforded special recognition in the country's constitution. Despite this, they continue to suffer from disproportionate levels of poverty and ongoing social exclusion, in part due to an absence of formal recognition of their land as well as a lack…

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-29). Ukraine: Barriers to Free Movement for Older People. hrw.org | | An older man with a disability sits on an old luggage cart preparing to cross the Stanitsa Luhanska border point in Eastern Ukraine. With wheelchairs rarely available, older people and others with mobility disabilities may resort to crossing by carts or sleds pushed by strangers, for a fee. April 6, 2018. | © 2018 John Wendle for Human Rights Watch | (Kyiv) — Older people who need to travel between the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine and governme…

Andrew Korybko (2018-11-28). India's "Connect Central Asia" Strategy Will Heighten Regional Competition. globalresearch.ca This possibility was discussed in mid-November during the bilateral Investment Forum and signifies the natural outgrowth of India's connectivity investments in Iran. Reaching the Russian marketplace is the prime reason why India's investing in the Islamic Republic's infrastructure, but it …

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

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 …

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 …

PKVDP (2018-11-28). Malaysian Airlines MH17 as a Prism of Disaster. Ukraine and the New Cold War. globalresearch.ca Relevant to unfolding events in Ukraine, this article was first published on July 25, 2018 | The uproar in the West, and in the United States in particular, that followed the summit meeting between presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki on …

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 …

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…

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 …

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

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…

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 […]

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-28). Russian Rap Under Fire. hrw.org | | Husky singing to his fans from the top of a car. Krasnodar, 2018. | © Screengrab from YouTube | Last week, Husky, a popular Russian rapper, was detained by police for singing to his fans in the street — one of the latest in a growing list of Russian musicians suffering from a crackdown by authorities. | His arrest in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar came after several of his shows in different cities had been cancelled through the intervent…

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…

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 …

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

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

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-27). Important that Ukraine Respects 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 …

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. | Mergensana Amar, 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…

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…

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.

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