Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

2018-12-03: News Headlines

Paul Street (2018-12-03). A Killer Dies, a Teacher Lives: George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky. counterpunch.org Bush used the end of the Cold War as a ripe moment for launching brazenly mass-murderous assaults on two defenseless nations: Panama and Iraq. These were the first two U.S. military attacks since the end of World War II that Washington was unable to justify in the name of its struggle against the supposed menace of Soviet-directed communist expansion. More

Richard Falk (2018-12-03). G20 Meeting and U.S./Russia Relations. zcomm.org Trump's recent behavior is responsive to growing pressures on his leadership from within the American political system, especially due to his low popularity with the public…

Ann Garrison (2018-12-03). NATO's Largesse: "nuclear sharing" mronline.org The new Cold War is escalating, fueled by Washington's bid to isolate or strangle Russia. | Source

South Front (2018-12-03). Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with 'Western Partners'? globalresearch.ca It appears that Western experts and Ukrainian diplomats successfully "forecasted" the November 25 escalation in the Black Sea in middle November. | On November 21st, the Atlantic Council "an American think tank in the field of international affairs," which …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-03). World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit. therealnews.com As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS

Stephen F. Cohen (2018-12-03). War With Russia? thenation.com War With Russia?

WSWS (2018-12-03). German trade union federation defends Hartz IV. wsws.org The SPD is concerned only with cosmetics and a possible change of name, because Hartz IV is now associated with mass poverty, state harassment, cheap wages and social inequality.

Tyler Durden (2018-12-03). US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for "Classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine. theantimedia.com (ZHE Op-ed) — The geopolitical analysis site SouthFront has unearthed from the pages of LinkedIn an incredible public job offering by a US defense contractor which reveals potentially sensitive information. The job posting mentions "classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine and was posted a mere 15 days ago — just prior to last Sunday's incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Kerch Strait. Writes SouthFront, the US-based …

RFE (2018-12-03). Oil Prices Surge More Than 5% On Cut Pledge, US-China Deal. iranian.com Oil prices soared more than five percent on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he and Crown Prince Mohammed […]

Tehran Times (2018-12-03). Iran Beach Soccer Now Ranked Second In The World. iranian.com Following a remarkable campaign in the Intercontinental Cup in Dubai, Iran surpassed Portugal's place to move into second spot in the beach soccer world rankings, at the same time claiming the November Movers of the Month title. Marco Octavio's men cruised through the group stages in the UAE, seeing off competition from three-time winners Russia, […]

Andrei Akulov (2018-12-02). US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Kill Prospects for Arms Control. globalresearch.ca US Senator Tom Cotton and Congresswoman Liz Cheney have introduced a bill that prevents extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia or the Stopping Russia Nuclear Aggression Act. It says "Under no circumstances should the …

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…

WSWS (2018-12-01). Special counsel, Democrats step up pressure on Trump over Russia, Assange. wsws.org This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.

WSWS (2018-12-01). As G20 summit opens, US political establishment brays for trade war and military escalation. wsws.org Trump's trip to the G20 summit in Argentina has been proceeded by demands for trade war and military escalation against Russia and China.

Aaron Maté (2018-11-30). Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble? thenation.com Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble?

John Laforge (2018-11-30). Woolsey Fire Started at Santa Susana Field Lab — Site of "[fourth] largest release of iodine-131 in the history of nuclear power" counterpunch.org In my Nov. 16 column, I reported on potential radiation risks posed by California's Woolsey wildfire having burned over parts or all of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory—south of Simi Valley, Calif., 30 miles outside Los Angeles—site of at least four partial or total nuclear reactor meltdowns. The field laboratory operated 10 experimental reactors and More

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…

Robert Mackey (2018-11-30). Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About. theintercept.com "Everybody knew about it, it was written about in newspapers, it was a well-known project," Trump claimed, falsely, about his company's covert Moscow deal.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-30). Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Still bound and determined that the maritime incident last weekend in the Sea of Azov portends a full-scale war with Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all NATO nations and other allied states to start relocating warships en masse to the sea to "assist Ukraine" in a conflict. Poroshenko singled out Germany as nation that …

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

TeleSur English & Venezuelanalysis (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…

2018-12-03: Social Media Postees

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A Killer Dies, a Teacher Lives: George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Bush used the end of the Cold War as a ripe moment for launching brazenly mass-murderous assaults on two defenseless nations: Panama and Iraq. These were the first two U.S. military attacks since the end of World War II that Washington was unable to justify in the name of its struggle against the supposed menace of Soviet-directed communist expansion.
counterpunch.org/2018/12/03/a-killer-die…

G20 Meeting and U.S./Russia Relations
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2018-12-03
Trump's recent behavior is responsive to growing pressures on his leadership from within the American political system, especially due to his low popularity with the public…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/g20-meeting-and-u-…

NATO's Largesse: "nuclear sharing"
Ann Garrison | mronline.org | 2018-12-03
The new Cold War is escalating, fueled by Washington's bid to isolate or strangle Russia. | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/03/natos-largesse-n…

Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with 'Western Partners'?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-03
It appears that Western experts and Ukrainian diplomats successfully "forecasted" the November 25 escalation in the Black Sea in middle November. | On November 21st, the Atlantic Council "an American think tank in the field of international affairs," which … | The post Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with 'Western Partners'? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/did-ukraine-coordinate…

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-03
As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS | The post World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/world-leaders-fi…

War With Russia?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
War With Russia?
thenation.com/article/cold-war-russia/

German trade union federation defends Hartz IV
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-03
The SPD is concerned only with cosmetics and a possible change of name, because Hartz IV is now associated with mass poverty, state harassment, cheap wages and social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/03/hart…

US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for "Classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-03
(ZHE Op-ed) — The geopolitical analysis site SouthFront has unearthed from the pages of LinkedIn an incredible public job offering by a US defense contractor which reveals potentially sensitive information. The job posting mentions "classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine and was posted a mere 15 days ago — just prior to last Sunday's incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Kerch Strait. Writes SouthFront, the US-based …

US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for "Classified Contingency Operations" in Ukraine

Oil Prices Surge More Than 5% On Cut Pledge, US-China Deal
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Oil prices soared more than five percent on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he and Crown Prince Mohammed […] | The post Oil Prices Surge More Than 5% On Cut Pledge, US-China Deal appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/03/oil-prices-surge-…

Iran Beach Soccer Now Ranked Second In The World
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-12-03
Following a remarkable campaign in the Intercontinental Cup in Dubai, Iran surpassed Portugal's place to move into second spot in the beach soccer world rankings, at the same time claiming the November Movers of the Month title. Marco Octavio's men cruised through the group stages in the UAE, seeing off competition from three-time winners Russia, […] | The post Iran Beach Soccer Now Ranked Second In The World appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/03/iran-beach-soccer…

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Kill Prospects for Arms Control
Andrei Akulov | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-02
US Senator Tom Cotton and Congresswoman Liz Cheney have introduced a bill that prevents extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia or the Stopping Russia Nuclear Aggression Act. It says "Under no circumstances should the … | The post US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Kill Prospects for Arms Control appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-lawmakers-introduce…

The Bushes: Fathers and Sons ( With Apologies to Turgenev)
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-01
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/01/the-bushes…

Special counsel, Democrats step up pressure on Trump over Russia, Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/01/muel…

As G20 summit opens, US political establishment brays for trade war and military escalation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
Trump's trip to the G20 summit in Argentina has been proceeded by demands for trade war and military escalation against Russia and China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/01/g20s…

Headlines for November 30, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-30
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/30/headline…

Woolsey Fire Started at Santa Susana Field Lab — Site of "[fourth] largest release of iodine-131 in the history of nuclear power"
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
In my Nov. 16 column, I reported on potential radiation risks posed by California's Woolsey wildfire having burned over parts or all of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory–south of Simi Valley, Calif., 30 miles outside Los Angeles–site of at least four partial or total nuclear reactor meltdowns. The field laboratory operated 10 experimental reactors and…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/30/woolsey-fire…

Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble?
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2018-11-30
Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble?
thenation.com/article/russiagate-mueller…

Washington is Ramping Up Military Confrontation With Russia and China
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
On November 26 the New York Times asserted that "Russia's seizure [on November 25] of three Ukrainian naval vessels was the first overt armed conflict between the two since 2014, when Russian forces occupied Crimea." There was no armed conflict in Crimea and not a drop of blood was spilled. There was no "occupation" because, under treaty, over…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/30/washington-i…

Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
"Everybody knew about it, it was written about in newspapers, it was a well-known project," Trump claimed, falsely, about his company's covert Moscow deal. | The post Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/29/donald-trump…

Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-30
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Still bound and determined that the maritime incident last weekend in the Sea of Azov portends a full-scale war with Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all NATO nations and other allied states to start relocating warships en masse to the sea to "assist Ukraine" in a conflict. Poroshenko singled out Germany as nation that …

Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia

The commune and 21st century socialism: A conversation with Robert Longa of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2018-11-29
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…
mronline.org/2018/11/29/the-commune-and-…

Headlines for November 29, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/29/headline…

A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2018-11-29
A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia…
thenation.com/article/new-report-charts-…

Ukraine: Barriers to Free Movement for Older People
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-29
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…
hrw.org/news/2018/11/29/ukraine-barriers…

Headlines for November 28, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/28/headline…

Russian Rap Under Fire
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-28
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…
hrw.org/news/2018/11/29/russian-rap-unde…

Headlines for November 27, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-27
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/27/headline…

Elected Constituent Assembly in Venezuela provoked International Outrage, not the illegal handpicked one in Ecuador
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2018-11-22
"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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/elected-constituent-ass…

Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-11-18
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/lurching-toward-catastr…

Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-11-15
Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their… | The post Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/11/15/blowback-…