Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

2019-01-11: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-01-11). 20,000 Argentines Protest President Macri's Economic Policies. telesurenglish.net Political parties and social organizations joined union calls Thursday for a massive protest in Buenos Aires against increases in public services rates that were announced by Argentine President Mauricio Macri. | RELATED: | Argentines Are 'Fed Up,' Workers' Unions to Join Night Protests | Argentina's Confederation of Workers (CTA) describes the "Torches Marc"' as a night protest which the truckers' union and 62 other social organizations took part in. Demonstrators trek across the s…

Joseph Majerle III — Matthew Stevenson (2019-01-11). Who or What Brought Down Dag Hammarskjà∂ld? counterpunch.org If you believe that Dag Hammarskjà∂ld was the victim of a plot, it can be concluded that the truth about his death has been covered up to shift the blame away from the usual suspects, including the CIA and various mercenary organizations that were then arming themselves across southern Africa. Hammarskjà∂ld and his liberal internationalism were getting in the way of corporate profits, if not Cold War politics, and it was decided—somewhere, somehow—to cut him down to size. Maybe the plotters did not intend to kill him? Maybe they simply wanted to scare him away? But the facts about the Hammar…

ACLU (2019-01-11). William Barr's Unsolicited Memo to Trump About Obstruction of Justice. aclu.org Barr's critique of the Mueller investigation raises serious questions about his views of presidential power. Senators should demand answers. | Last month, news broke that in June 2018, President Trump's current nominee for attorney general, William P. Barr, sent an unsolicited 20-page memo to the Justice Department critiquing special counsel Robert Mueller's current investigation into Russian election interference. | Barr, who previously served as attorney general under Preside…

Emile Schepers (2019-01-11). A brief history of the world communist movement. peoplesworld.org Scientific socialism as we know it today developed out of the early 19th century critique, by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and their comrades and followers of what they called utopian socialism. The term "utopian" refers to the book Utopia, published in the year 1516 by the 16th Century English philosopher and statesman Sir Thomas More. …

Medea Benjamin (2019-01-11). The new Congress needs to create a green planet at peace. zcomm.org The time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war…

STAFF (2019-01-11). Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia. | The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that Cohen will appear before that panel Feb. 7, a little more than a month after the Democrats took the House majority. | The hearing marks the latest step in Cohen's transformation from a trusted legal adviser to the president to a public antagonist who has cooperated ext…

RT (2019-01-11). 'Hiring flat-Earther to teach geography': Russiagater to lecture on 'hybrid warfare' at Georgetown. rt.com An "information warfare expert" spending her days spinning anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter has now gotten the chance to do so in the name of 'education' — teaching a course on "hybrid warfare" at Georgetown University.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-01-11). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The Fight for Women's Equality" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.

Dave Markland (2019-01-10). Farewell to bblum6. zcomm.org Bill Blum passed away early last month in Virginia. Many Z Net readers will know his canonical book, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII, or remember his regular newsletter Anti-Empire Report. My first contact with Bill came in 1995 when I wrote him about something he had written on the Cold War. Read more…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2019-01-10). Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year Speech: What Did He Say? And Why? globalresearch.ca The massage of Chairman Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year speech was mainly addressed to the people of North Korea; he was telling his people the need for constructing a "New Socialism" that can allow North Korea to survive and …

Nuclear Industries (2019-01-10). Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Enewetak Atol: Rising Sea Levels Add to the Toxic Legacy. globalresearch.ca The Enewetak Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, is about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. After WWII, the atoll came under control of the US, and in 1948 the first nuclear test was carried out. For 10 years, as part of …

RT News (2019-01-10). "Great Dollar Dump": Russia Shifts $100bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen and Euro. globalresearch.ca The Central Bank of Russia has moved further away from reliance on the US dollar and has axed its share in the country's foreign reserves to a historic low, transferring about $100 billion into euro, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan….

RT (2019-01-10). America's defenses no match for Russian hypersonic missiles — retired US general. rt.com A retired general and chief of staff has warned that the US' missile defense systems are "simply incapable" of stopping the latest generation of Russian hypersonic missiles — some of which fly at 27 times the speed of sound. |

Tyler Durden (2019-01-10). France Moves to Ban All Protests as Major Crackdown on Yellow Vests Begins. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — France is signaling it's making preparations for a massive new crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes or "yellow vests" anti-government protests that have gripped the country for seven weeks. A new law under consideration could make any demonstration illegal to begin with if not previously approved by authorities, in an initiative already being compared to the pre-Maiden so-called "dictatorship law" in Ukraine. In the …

Democracy Now! (2019-01-09). Headlines for January 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Delivers Error-Filled Border Security Address to Nation, Senate Blocks Anti-BDS Bill Amid Ongoing Gov't Shutdown, Carbon Emissions Spiked in 2018 Despite Coal Plant Closures, Deputy AG Rosenstein to Depart After Confirmation of New AG, Court Filings Show Manafort Shared Trump Campaign Info with Russian Operative, Documents Reveal Russian Lawyer at 2016 Trump Tower Mtg Had Ties to Kremlin, Turkey: Pres. Erdogan Blasts U.S. Changes in Syria Withdrawal Plan, Sudan: Anti-Gov't Protests Result in Mass Arrests, Press Censorship, Los Angeles: Dead Man Found in Home of Top Democratic Donor, Texas: Second Man Arrest…

Consortiumnews (2019-01-08). A Look Back at Clapper's Jan. 2017 'Assessment' on Russia-gate. consortiumnews.com On the 2nd anniversary of the "assessment" blaming Russia for "collusion" with Trump there is still no evidence other than showing the media "colluded" with the spooks, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The banner headline… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-01-08). Alger Hiss and Russia-gate. consortiumnews.com Jeremy Kuzmarov argues the Cold War case has enduring relevance to American political culture and provides clues to the motives and machinations underlying the new Russophobia. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-01-07). Everything That is Wrong with Mainstream Feminism. consortiumnews.com Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it's toxic masculinity. The fruit of a sick valuing system that is poisoning our environment and risking nuclear annihilation, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Outlets like MSNBC and Politico have been excitedly… Read more →

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-07). NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets. theintercept.com We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-29). The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization. zcomm.org Maybe those delirious crowds chanting "USA, USA" have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018: "The United States has the strongest military in the world," with over 2 million military personnel and vast numbers of the most advanced nuclear missiles, military aircraft, warships, tanks, Read more…

Harvey Wasserman (2018-12-27). The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine it? progressive.org The environmental policy centerpiece of the incoming Democratic House of Representatives has ignited tremendous grassroots enthusiasm.

Dan Cohen (2018-12-25). Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation'. grayzoneproject.com Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been…

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By…

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.

Paul Kawika Martin (2018-12-04). With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy […]

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…

2019-01-11: Social Media Postees

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The new Congress needs to create a green planet at peace
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2019-01-11
The time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-new-congress-n…

Who or What Brought Down Dag Hammarskjà∂ld?
Joseph Majerle III — Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-11
If you believe that Dag Hammarskjà∂ld was the victim of a plot, it can be concluded that the truth about his death has been covered up to shift the blame away from the usual suspects, including the CIA and various mercenary organizations that were then arming themselves across southern Africa. Hammarskjà∂ld and his liberal internationalism were getting in the way of corporate profits, if not Cold War politics, and it was decided–somewhere, somehow–to cut him down to size. Maybe the plotters did not intend to kill him? Maybe they simply wanted to scare him away? But the facts about the Hammar…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/11/who-or-what-…

A brief history of the world communist movement
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-11
Scientific socialism as we know it today developed out of the early 19th century critique, by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and their comrades and followers of what they called utopian socialism. The term "utopian" refers to the book Utopia, published in the year 1516 by the 16th Century English philosopher and statesman Sir Thomas More. …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-brief-history…

William Barr's Unsolicited Memo to Trump About Obstruction of Justice
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-11
Barr's critique of the Mueller investigation raises serious questions about his views of presidential power. Senators should demand answers. | Last month, news broke that in June 2018, President Trump's current nominee for attorney general, William P. Barr, sent an unsolicited 20-page memo to the Justice Department critiquing special counsel Robert Mueller's current investigation into Russian election interference. | Barr, who previously served as attorney general under Preside…
aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/william-b…

20,000 Argentines Protest President Macri's Economic Policies
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-11
Political parties and social organizations joined union calls Thursday for a massive protest in Buenos Aires against increases in public services rates that were announced by Argentine President Mauricio Macri. | RELATED: | Argentines Are 'Fed Up,' Workers' Unions to Join Night Protests | Argentina's Confederation of Workers (CTA) describes the "Torches Marc"' as a night protest which the truckers' union and 62 other social organizations took part in. Demonstrators trek across the s…
telesurenglish.net/news/20000-Argentines…

Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-11
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia. | The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that Cohen will appear before that panel Feb. 7, a little more than a month after the Democrats took the House majority. | The hearing marks the latest step in Cohen's transformation from a trusted legal adviser to the president to a public antagonist who has cooperated ext…
truthdig.com/articles/michael-cohen-to-t…

'Hiring flat-Earther to teach geography': Russiagater to lecture on 'hybrid warfare' at Georgetown
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-11
An "information warfare expert" spending her days spinning anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter has now gotten the chance to do so in the name of 'education' — teaching a course on "hybrid warfare" at Georgetown University. | …
rt.com/usa/448609-molly-mckew-georgetown…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The Fight for Women's Equality"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-01-11
2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/09/1882018…

"Great Dollar Dump": Russia Shifts $100bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen and Euro
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-10
The Central Bank of Russia has moved further away from reliance on the US dollar and has axed its share in the country's foreign reserves to a historic low, transferring about $100 billion into euro, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan…. | The post "Great Dollar Dump": Russia Shifts $100bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen and Euro appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/russia-shifts-100bn-of…

Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Enewetak Atol: Rising Sea Levels Add to the Toxic Legacy
Nuclear Industries | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-10
The Enewetak Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, is about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. After WWII, the atoll came under control of the US, and in 1948 the first nuclear test was carried out. For 10 years, as part of … | The post Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Enewetak Atol: Rising Sea Levels Add to the Toxic Legacy appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-weapons-tests-…

Farewell to bblum6
Dave Markland | zcomm.org | 2019-01-10
Bill Blum passed away early last month in Virginia. Many Z Net readers will know his canonical book, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII, or remember his regular newsletter Anti-Empire Report. My first contact with Bill came in 1995 when I wrote him about something he had written on the Cold War. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/farewell-to-bblum6/

Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year Speech: What Did He Say? And Why?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-10
The massage of Chairman Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year speech was mainly addressed to the people of North Korea; he was telling his people the need for constructing a "New Socialism" that can allow North Korea to survive and … | The post Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year Speech: What Did He Say? And Why? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/kim-jong-uns-2019-new-…

America's defenses no match for Russian hypersonic missiles — retired US general
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-10
A retired general and chief of staff has warned that the US' missile defense systems are "simply incapable" of stopping the latest generation of Russian hypersonic missiles — some of which fly at 27 times the speed of sound. | …
rt.com/usa/448516-us-losing-hypersonics-…

France Moves to Ban All Protests as Major Crackdown on Yellow Vests Begins
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-10
(ZHE) — France is signaling it's making preparations for a massive new crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes or "yellow vests" anti-government protests that have gripped the country for seven weeks. A new law under consideration could make any demonstration illegal to begin with if not previously approved by authorities, in an initiative already being compared to the pre-Maiden so-called "dictatorship law" in Ukraine. In the …

France Moves to Ban All Protests as Major Crackdown on Yellow Vests Begins

A Look Back at Clapper's Jan. 2017 'Assessment' on Russia-gate
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-08
On the 2nd anniversary of the "assessment" blaming Russia for "collusion" with Trump there is still no evidence other than showing the media "colluded" with the spooks, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The banner headline… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/07/a-look-bac…

Alger Hiss and Russia-gate
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-08
Jeremy Kuzmarov argues the Cold War case has enduring relevance to American political culture and provides clues to the motives and machinations underlying the new Russophobia. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/08/alger-hiss…

Everything That is Wrong with Mainstream Feminism
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-07
Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it's toxic masculinity. The fruit of a sick valuing system that is poisoning our environment and risking nuclear annihilation, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Outlets like MSNBC and Politico have been excitedly… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/07/everything…

NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-07
We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions. | The post NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/07/nbc-and-msnb…

The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-12-29
Maybe those delirious crowds chanting "USA, USA" have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018: "The United States has the strongest military in the world," with over 2 million military personnel and vast numbers of the most advanced nuclear missiles, military aircraft, warships, tanks, Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/the-united-states-is-fi…

The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine it?
Harvey Wasserman | progressive.org | 2018-12-27
The environmental policy centerpiece of the incoming Democratic House of Representatives has ignited tremendous grassroots enthusiasm.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-green-new…

Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation'
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-25
Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been… | The post Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation' appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/12/25/senate-re…

Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-12
The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14182

Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…
greenleft.org.au/content/oppose-nuclear-weapons-stop-backing-companies-produce-them