2018-12-13: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2018-12-13). Latest Odds of a Shooting War between NATO and Russia. consortiumnews.com Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. An Interview with George Szamuely… Read more →

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2018-12-13). History: Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia. globalresearch.ca All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917. In countries where the authorities continued to represent the traditional elite, exactly as had been the case in 1914, they aimed to …

Consortiumnews (2018-12-13). Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It. consortiumnews.com In his efforts to uncover the Iran-Contra plot and the machinations surrounding Russia-gate, Bob Parry was in the forefront of journalists exposing the inner workings of the Deep State, recalls Ray McGovern during our Winter Fund Drive. By Ray McGovern… Read more →

Federico Pieraccini (2018-12-13). Ukraine Has the Capabilities to Develop Nuclear Weapons: How will Russia React? globalresearch.ca Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which the great powers agree, intending to continue to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and to prevent new entrants into the exclusive nuclear club. | The former Ukrainian …

Andrew Korybko (2018-12-13). Trans-African Railways: Russia's Expertise Could Reshape African Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca Sudan's proposal to have Russian companies help construct the East-West and North-South Trans-African Railways could reshape African geopolitics if Moscow succeeds in leveraging its possibly newfound strategic position in this sphere to "balance" between the two emerging blocs in the …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2018-12-13). Celebrating Another Regulatory Conviction in the Anti-Russia Brouhaha. globalresearch.ca The mainstream press is tipping its glasses in exultation over the latest regulatory conviction in the anti-Trump, anti-Russia brouhaha. This one comes in form of a upcoming guilty plea by a 28-year-old Russian woman named Marina Boutina. Her crime? Failing …

Dawn Stover (2018-12-13). It's Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality. thenation.com It's Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality…

Andrew Korybko (2018-12-13). Vietnam Has Buyer's Remorse after Purchasing "Israeli" Anti-Air Missiles. globalresearch.ca Vietnam claims that "Israel's" SPYDER surface-to-air missiles malfunction in tropical environments such as its own and importantly aren't compatible with its majority-Russian-provided military wares, auguring quite negatively for the self-proclaimed "Jewish State's" ambitions to expand its influence across the wider …

Medea Benjamin (2018-12-13). Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn't Overlook Militarism. mintpressnews.com The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December report of the UN Climate panel: If the world fails to mobilize within the next 12 years on the level of a moon shot, and gear up to change our energy usage from toxic fossil, nuclear and industrial biomass fuels to the already known solutions for employing solar, wind, hydro, geothermal energy and efficiency, we will destroy all life on earth as we know it. The existential question is whether our elected officials, with the reins of power, are going to sit by helplessly as our planet experiences more devastating fires, floods, droughts, and rising se…

RT (2018-12-13). '4,700 on Google ads — that's it? We never found evidence of Russian collusion'. rt.com The goal of 'Russian collusion' hearings is not the truth — the Democrats are still trying to explain the people who gave a lot of money to Hillary Clinton why she lost, Lionel told RT.

The Real News Network (2018-12-13). Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border. iranian.com Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict.

Federico Pieraccini (2018-12-13). Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC. iranian.com The decision by Qatar to abandon OPEC threatens to redefine the global energy market, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's growing difficulties and the growing influence of the Russian Federation in the OPEC+ mechanism. In a surprising statement, Qatari energy minister Saad al-Kaabi warned OPEC on Monday December 3 that his country had sent all the necessary […]

Zero Hedge (2018-12-13). Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation Of Southwest Syria. iranian.com "The United States has built a dozen or more bases from Manbij to Al-Hasakah, including four airfields, and American-backed forces now control all of Syria east of the Euphrates, an area about the size of Croatia." On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for "illegally occupying" a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-13). US Wants UN To Ban Nuclear Ballistic Missile Work By Iran. iranian.com Washington will push the UN Security Council to toughen its stance against Iran working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out ballistic missile launches, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. Pompeo also said an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in 2020 and called on the council […]

Tyler Durden (2018-12-13). Russia to Withdraw Nuclear-Capable Bombers From Venezuela After US Pressure. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — The White House announced late in the day Wednesday that Russia will withdraw its long range nuclear capable bombers parked in Venezuela since Monday which flew to Caracas on a 10,000km mission in a show of support for socialist President Nicolás Maduro. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stated "the planned departure came after the Trump administration spoke with Russian officials," according …

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-13). Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2018-12-13). Forum & Holiday Social "The Year in Struggle" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

WSWS (2018-12-13). Russian workers strike against social misery and austerity. wsws.org The crackdown on the strike in Kamchatka reflects the fear within the Russian oligarchy that the development of the class struggle internationally will sooner rather than later drive Russian workers into open struggle.

Brian Cloughley (2018-12-12). The Curious Case of Russian TV Spies at 77 Brigade's Doorstep. mintpressnews.com British press excitedly reported that "A top-level security alert has been issued at every military base in Britain after a Russian TV news crew was caught 'spying' at the UK's secret cyber warfare HQ.

David Klion (2018-12-12). It's Time to Demystify Russiagate. thenation.com It's Time to Demystify Russiagate…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2018-12-12). Bolivian President Evo Morales seeks fourth term, courts controversy. peoplesworld.org Bolivian President Evo Morales and Vice President àÅlvaro García Linera are preparing for a fourth six-year term at the head of Bolivia's socialist government. Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on December 4 authorized the participation of their Movement toward Socialism party in Bolivia's first-time-ever primary elections set for January 27, 2019. The general elections take …

ZeroHedge (2018-12-12). Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria. mintpressnews.com "The United States has built a dozen or more bases from Manbij to Al-Hasakah, including four airfields, and American-backed forces now control all of Syria east of the Euphrates, an area about the size of Croatia."

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.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-12). Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation. therealnews.com Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news' coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia's threat to American democracy

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-12). Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border. therealnews.com Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict

Democracy Now! (2018-12-11). Climate Scientist: World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe. democracynow.org The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe—with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018,…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-11). Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism. therealnews.com Maria Svart, National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, talks about how she got involved with DSA and how feminism and democratic socialism intersect

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…

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-11). Russia: 'Gay Propaganda' Law Endangers Children. hrw.org | | Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, wearing a rainbow scarf in Moscow, December 2018. | © 2018 Dmitry Belyakov for Human Rights Watch | (New York) — Russia's "gay propaganda" law is having a negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 2013 law exacerbated the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and also stifled access to LGBT-inclusive education and support services, with harmful consequences for children. | The…

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…

Consortiumnews (2018-12-10). Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism. consortiumnews.com The prime minister who lost his bluff with international creditors in 2015 is now striking another radical pose by giving holidays to assassins, writes John Kiriakou. Tsipras Has Betrayed the Greek People By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-12-10). Thousands Protest at U.N. Climate Summit in Coal-Heavy Poland, Facing Riot Police & Intimidation. democracynow.org This week Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait have blocked language "welcoming" October's landmark IPCC climate report that warned of the catastrophic effects of a global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, beyond which global crises could unfold at a rapid pace. The four countries rejected using the word "welcome," insisting that members instead "note" the findings of the widely cited U.N. report. We begin our coverage with voices of some of the thousands of climate activists from around the world who marched in…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-10). Headlines for December 10, 2018. democracynow.org Sentencing Memo for Cohen Implicates Trump in Federal Crimes, Trump's Chief-of-Staff Kelly to Leave Post by End of Year, NYT: Kushner Helped Crown Prince "Weather the Storm" After Khashoggi Murder, Trump Nominates William Barr as Next Attorney General, Brexit Vote Halted as EU Court Says U.K. Has Power to Reverse Course, France: Fourth Week of Mass Protests as Movement Spills over Border, COP24: U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait Block Adoption of U.N. Climate Report, Protesters Take to the Streets as COP24 Heads into Second Week, Colombia: Indigenous Governor Killed Amid Mounting Violence, Charlottesville: Ju…

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-08). Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal. zcomm.org In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read more…

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 […]

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…

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…

2018-12-13: Social Media Postees

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It's Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality
Dawn Stover | thenation.com | 2018-12-13
It's Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality…
thenation.com/article/nuclear-weapons-bu…

Ukraine Has the Capabilities to Develop Nuclear Weapons: How will Russia React?
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-13
Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which the great powers agree, intending to continue to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and to prevent new entrants into the exclusive nuclear club. | The former Ukrainian … | The post Ukraine Has the Capabilities to Develop Nuclear Weapons: How will Russia React? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/ukraine-has-the-capabi…

Celebrating Another Regulatory Conviction in the Anti-Russia Brouhaha
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-13
The mainstream press is tipping its glasses in exultation over the latest regulatory conviction in the anti-Trump, anti-Russia brouhaha. This one comes in form of a upcoming guilty plea by a 28-year-old Russian woman named Marina Boutina. Her crime? Failing … | The post Celebrating Another Regulatory Conviction in the Anti-Russia Brouhaha appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/celebrating-another-re…

Vietnam Has Buyer's Remorse after Purchasing "Israeli" Anti-Air Missiles
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-13
Vietnam claims that "Israel's" SPYDER surface-to-air missiles malfunction in tropical environments such as its own and importantly aren't compatible with its majority-Russian-provided military wares, auguring quite negatively for the self-proclaimed "Jewish State's" ambitions to expand its influence across the wider … | The post Vietnam Has Buyer's Remorse after Purchasing "Israeli" Anti-Air Missiles appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/vietnam-has-buyers-rem…

Trans-African Railways: Russia's Expertise Could Reshape African Geopolitics
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-13
Sudan's proposal to have Russian companies help construct the East-West and North-South Trans-African Railways could reshape African geopolitics if Moscow succeeds in leveraging its possibly newfound strategic position in this sphere to "balance" between the two emerging blocs in the … | The post Trans-African Railways: Russia's Expertise Could Reshape African Geopolitics appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/trans-african-railways…

History: Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia
Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-13
All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917. In countries where the authorities continued to represent the traditional elite, exactly as had been the case in 1914, they aimed to … | The post History: Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/foreign-interventions-…

Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn't Overlook Militarism
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-13
The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December report of the UN Climate panel: If the world fails to mobilize within the next 12 years on the level of a moon shot, and gear up to change our energy usage from toxic fossil, nuclear and industrial biomass fuels to the already known solutions for employing solar, wind, hydro, geothermal energy and efficiency, we will destroy all life on earth as we know it. The existential question is whether our elected officials, with the reins of power, are going to sit by helplessly as our planet experiences more devastating fires, floods, droughts, and rising se…
mintpressnews.com/green-new-deal-advocat…

Latest Odds of a Shooting War between NATO and Russia
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-13
Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. An Interview with George Szamuely… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/13/latest-odd…

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-13
In his efforts to uncover the Iran-Contra plot and the machinations surrounding Russia-gate, Bob Parry was in the forefront of journalists exposing the inner workings of the Deep State, recalls Ray McGovern during our Winter Fund Drive. By Ray McGovern… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/13/yes-virgin…

'4,700 on Google ads — that's it? We never found evidence of Russian collusion'
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-13
The goal of 'Russian collusion' hearings is not the truth — the Democrats are still trying to explain the people who gave a lot of money to Hillary Clinton why she lost, Lionel told RT. | …
rt.com/usa/446381-google-4700-russian-co…

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border
The Real News Network | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict. | The post Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Russia Sends Troops To Border appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/ukraine-requests-…

Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC
Federico Pieraccini | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
The decision by Qatar to abandon OPEC threatens to redefine the global energy market, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's growing difficulties and the growing influence of the Russian Federation in the OPEC+ mechanism. In a surprising statement, Qatari energy minister Saad al-Kaabi warned OPEC on Monday December 3 that his country had sent all the necessary […] | The post Multipolar World Order In The Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/13/multipolar-world-…

Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation Of Southwest Syria
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
"The United States has built a dozen or more bases from Manbij to Al-Hasakah, including four airfields, and American-backed forces now control all of Syria east of the Euphrates, an area about the size of Croatia." On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for "illegally occupying" a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the […] | The post Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation Of Southwest Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/12/russia-slams-ille…

US Wants UN To Ban Nuclear Ballistic Missile Work By Iran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-12-13
Washington will push the UN Security Council to toughen its stance against Iran working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out ballistic missile launches, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. Pompeo also said an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in 2020 and called on the council […] | The post US Wants UN To Ban Nuclear Ballistic Missile Work By Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/12/us-wants-un-to-ba…

Russia to Withdraw Nuclear-Capable Bombers From Venezuela After US Pressure
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-13
(ZHE) — The White House announced late in the day Wednesday that Russia will withdraw its long range nuclear capable bombers parked in Venezuela since Monday which flew to Caracas on a 10,000km mission in a show of support for socialist President Nicolás Maduro. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stated "the planned departure came after the Trump administration spoke with Russian officials," according …

Russia to Withdraw Nuclear-Capable Bombers From Venezuela After US Pressure

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-13
(MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel

Forum & Holiday Social "The Year in Struggle"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2018-12-13
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/13/1881976…

Russian workers strike against social misery and austerity
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-13
The crackdown on the strike in Kamchatka reflects the fear within the Russian oligarchy that the development of the class struggle internationally will sooner rather than later drive Russian workers into open struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/13/russ…

It's Time to Demystify Russiagate
David Klion | thenation.com | 2018-12-12
It's Time to Demystify Russiagate…
thenation.com/article/russiagate-corrupt…

Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-12
"The United States has built a dozen or more bases from Manbij to Al-Hasakah, including four airfields, and American-backed forces now control all of Syria east of the Euphrates, an area about the size of Croatia." | The post Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/russia-slams-illegal-u…

Bolivian President Evo Morales seeks fourth term, courts controversy
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-12
Bolivian President Evo Morales and Vice President àÅlvaro García Linera are preparing for a fourth six-year term at the head of Bolivia's socialist government. Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on December 4 authorized the participation of their Movement toward Socialism party in Bolivia's first-time-ever primary elections set for January 27, 2019. The general elections take …
peoplesworld.org/article/bolivian-presid…

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

The Curious Case of Russian TV Spies at 77 Brigade's Doorstep
Brian Cloughley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-12
British press excitedly reported that "A top-level security alert has been issued at every military base in Britain after a Russian TV news crew was caught 'spying' at the UK's secret cyber warfare HQ. | The post The Curious Case of Russian TV Spies at 77 Brigade's Doorstep appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/the-curious-case-of-ti…

"Ha, Ha, Ha": At U.N. Climate Talks, Protesters Laugh Out Trump Admin Official Pushing Fossil Fuels
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-12
Democracy Now! was in the room when indigenous and youth leaders disrupted an event Monday hosted by Trump administration officials promoting fossil fuels and nuclear interests at the U.N. climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Wells Griffith, special assistant to the president for international energy and environment, represented the U.S. at the event. Griffith said in his remarks, "We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability." Moments later, nearly a hundred protesters began laughing, drowning out Griffith, calling th…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/12/keep_it_…

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-12
Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news' coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia's threat to American democracy | The post Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/russophobia-and-…

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-12
Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict | The post Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/ukraine-requests…

Climate Scientist: World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-11
The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe–with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018,…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/scientis…

Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-11
Maria Svart, National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, talks about how she got involved with DSA and how feminism and democratic socialism intersect | The post Class and Gender in Democratic Socialist Activism appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/class-and-gender…

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

Russia: 'Gay Propaganda' Law Endangers Children
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-11
Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, wearing a rainbow scarf in Moscow, December 2018. | © 2018 Dmitry Belyakov for Human Rights Watch | (New York) — Russia's "gay propaganda" law is having a negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 2013 law exacerbated the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and also stifled access to LGBT-inclusive education and support services, with harmful consequences for children. | The…
hrw.org/news/2018/12/12/russia-gay-propa…

Thousands Protest at U.N. Climate Summit in Coal-Heavy Poland, Facing Riot Police & Intimidation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-10
This week Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait have blocked language "welcoming" October's landmark IPCC climate report that warned of the catastrophic effects of a global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, beyond which global crises could unfold at a rapid pace. The four countries rejected using the word "welcome," insisting that members instead "note" the findings of the widely cited U.N. report. We begin our coverage with voices of some of the thousands of climate activists from around the world who marched in…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/10/thousand…

Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-10
The prime minister who lost his bluff with international creditors in 2015 is now striking another radical pose by giving holidays to assassins, writes John Kiriakou. Tsipras Has Betrayed the Greek People By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/10/alexis-tsi…

NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-10
Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By… | The post NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-12-08
In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read…
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Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-05
Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.
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With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2018-12-04
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 […] | The post With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again appeared first on Peace Action…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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