2018-12-06: News Headlines

Caleb Maupin (2018-12-06). Hand Gestures or Human Lives? Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States. globalresearch.ca The contrived outrage regarding Putin's high five with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman obscures the fact that Russia-Saudi and the Saudi-US relations are completely different. | The US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a longstanding outrage among those who take US …

Jipson John (2018-12-06). New Cold War & looming threats. mronline.org John Pilger, investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, talks about the U.S.' aggression in the Asia-Pacific region and the decline of its global dominance and says that a "new Cold War beckons isolation for the U.S. and danger for the rest of us". | Source

RT (2018-12-06). US demands Russia 'end or modify' missile it doesn't like to save INF treaty. rt.com Washington is demanding that Moscow scrap or modify a missile dubbed "non-compliant" with the landmark INF nuclear arms treaty by US intelligence. Russia has repeatedly said the missile falls well within the range allowed.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2018-12-06). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Wildfires Caused by Capitalist Neglect" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th St.

SPFPA Corruption News (2018-12-06). SPFPA fed raid (uncovers) SPFPA pres. Hickey (slept in the same room) with his daughter. indybay.org Source: Federal Agents who raided SPFPA President Hickey's home and Office | David Hickey SPFPA 2012 Fed investigation, Security union's leader probed for possible fraud, Detroit News article scrubbed, Allegations labor boss stole money from union whose members guard nuclear power plants NASA space center. What was not in the news was the fact when federal agents raided Hickey's home they uncovered Hickey slept in the same room with his youngest daughter with a sheet separating the two beds. This was verified by federal agents who entered the home. In addition federal agents found love letters between Hickey and…

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-06). Russia: US Wants To Establish Kurdish Entity North Of Syria. iranian.com Russian Chief of Staff, General Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov on Wednesday has accused the United States of trying to establish a quasi-state entity for Syrian Kurds that is independent of Damascus on the eastern Euphrates River. "The situation on the eastern Euphrates River is escalating, where the US, using the Syrian Kurds, is trying to create […]

WSWS (2018-12-06). France's "yellow vest" protests expose Jean-Luc Mélenchon's pro-capitalist populism. wsws.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon's attack on socialism and his proclamation of the political irrelevance of the working class reflect his hostility to growing social anger among workers.

WSWS (2018-12-06). Washington's ultimatum on INF treaty heightens threat of nuclear war. wsws.org While charging Moscow with violating the accord, US imperialism's real aim is to build up its own forces for aggressive war against both Russia and China.

WSWS (2018-12-06). Hackers reveal British government's interference in Spanish politics. wsws.org Pitched as a defense of democracy against "misinformation," the Integrity Initiative does the opposite, spreading fake news against Russia to defend the interests of the UK and its imperialist allies.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-05). Headlines for December 5, 2018. democracynow.org Senators Say Crown Prince Is Guilty in Khashoggi Murder After CIA Briefing, Mueller Not Seeking Jail Time for Flynn, Cites "Substantial Assistance", Politico: NRCC Emails Hacked in 2018 Midterms, Georgia Voters Elect Republican Secretary of State, Congressmembers Call for Labor Sec. Acosta Probe over Epstein Plea Deal, DOJ Senior Official Allowed to Get Away with Sexual Assault, Federal Gov. Shuts Down for Nat'l Day of Mourning, Somalia: U.S. Reopens Permanent Diplomatic Presence, Pompeo Gives Russia 60 Days to Comply with Nuclear Treaty, West Bank: Israeli Forces Kill Disabled Palestinian in Overnight Raid, Moro…

Stephen F. Cohen (2018-12-05). New Cold War Dangers. thenation.com New Cold War Dangers…

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Press Release (2018-12-05). Anti-Media Strikes Back Against Censorship with LBRY Blockchain Technology for Publishing. theantimedia.com (ANTIMEDIA) Chula Vista, CA — For those who have been following Anti-Media's journey, the recent news of our censorship should come as no surprise. Following the 2016 election, we were falsely labeled Russian stooges by an anonymous group of supposed propaganda-spotters for not spreading pro-U.S. talking points, and these unsubstantiated claims were given credibility and widely circulated by Western corporate …

Ron Paul (2018-12-05). Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing And Expecting A Different Result. iranian.com After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute in the Sea of Azov he would no longer be willing to meet his Russian […]

Consortiumnews (2018-12-01). The Bushes: Fathers and Sons ( With Apologies to Turgenev). consortiumnews.com In a story worthy of the great Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, in the Bushes' case the sins of the son were visited upon the father, who neglected an opportunity to stop them from happening, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray… Read more →

stuart_m (2018-12-01). Eight new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus offers up eight new books as recommended reading for ecosocialists. Inclusion does not imply agreement with a book's contents. | ***
1. The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
| By Okbazghi Yohannes
| Monthly Review Press, 2018 | Eliminating fossil fuels is essential, but biofuels have far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analy…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2018. democracynow.org Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Cover for Trump, Trump Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin, Deutsche Bank Raided in Money Laundering Probe, Migrant Caravan Organizes for Fair Treatment as Members Start Hunger Strike, Reports: Tear Gas Used at Border Supplied by Co. Owned by Political Donor, U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Trade Deal, Honduras: Court Convicts 7 Men for Murder of Activist Berta Cáceres, Body Search Ends in Paradise as Rains Batter Region, Zinke Promotes Logging While Visiting Wildfire-Devastated Area, Report: Health Effects of Smoke Exposure Last Months After Wildfires, CNN Fires Contri…

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…

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…

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…

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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