2018-09-29: News Headlines

teleSUR (2018-09-29). International Safe Abortion Day. telesurtv.net September 28 marks the 28th day of global action for legal and safe abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, and feminist organizations have called for protests across the continent.The demonstrations aim to pressure governments for secular sexual education with a preventive approach, besides free and legal abortion, in times when women rarely enjoy full rights over their own bodies.The international march comes almost two months after the Argentine senate ruled against the safe abortion bill that was being promoted by feminist organizations and progressive members of the legislative branch.

wsws (2018-09-29). New Zealand primary teachers reject sellout pay offer. wsws.org The Labour Party-NZ First government's offer of a meagre 3 percent per year for three years, with no measures to address the staffing crisis, was resoundingly rejected by primary school teachers.

Diet Simon, sourcing from Market Forces (2018-09-29). One of world's biggest banks stops coal investments. indybay.org A huge blow to the fossil fuel industry! One of the world's biggest banks, London-based Standard Chartered PLC, has announced that it will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, including expansions, in any location. since the start of this decade Standard Chartered had funded over 10,000 Megawatts of new coal power plants.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-29). Electing Democrats Without Confronting Neoliberalism Will Not Be Enough. truthout.org In recent decades, there has been an explosion of social movements and protest around an ever-growing range of issues. To the casual observer, tree-sits by Earth First! activists to protect old-growth forests, courageous farmerworkers organizing to end modern-day slavery in Florida's tomato fields, and young military veterans reenacting war scenarios in uniform on the streets of New York have little to do with each other. | However, in his new book The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America, Dawson Barrett makes a compelling argument that these seemingly disparate movements — for environmental and economic justice, to end US militarism and wars abroad, and even the rise of youth countercultures, like those that birthed punk rock and hip hop — are in fact far more connected than is first apparent. They are all responding to the different manifestations of the neoliberal economic model, which…

Research Center for the Americas, UCSC (2018-09-29). From the Zapatistas and Beyond. indybay.org The Nick | 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-09-28). Trump at the UN: Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics. globalresearch.ca This past week Donald Trump appeared before the United Nations Assembly in New York. In typical Trump style, he immediately launched into bragging about his accomplishments. Like most of his recent public appearances, it was a campaign speech directed to …

Linda Greene (2018-09-28). Dale, Indiana: A Tiny Town Fights a Massive Coal-to-Diesel Refinery. counterpunch.org Dale, a town in Spencer County, southwest Indiana, is under siege. Set in farming country, with a population of 1,593 that's 84.6% white and an annual median income of $34,000, Dale is a close-knit, peaceful community. Riverview Energy Corp., based in Delaware, wants to build a $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel refinery in Dale on 512 acres More

Dave Lindorff (2018-09-28). On Ron Ridenour's 'Pentagon on Alert: The Russian Peace Threat'. counterpunch.org In the preface to his remarkable three-volume History of the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky, writing in 1930 about earth-shaking events in which he was a key actor, explains his view of writing history. He cites reactionary French historian Louis Madelin, who wrote that "…the historian ought to stand upon the wall of a threatened city, and More

INA (2018-09-28). 3-Month-Old Baby Injured at Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org A 3-month-old baby was reportedly among several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces suppressing the weekly peaceful anti-settlement procession, on Friday, in the Kufur Qaddoum village of the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in Kafr Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, said that Israeli forces raided […]…

Aleksandar Pavic (2018-09-28). Serbian President Accuses West of 'Brutal Meddling' in Bosnia-Herzegovina's Elections. globalresearch.ca Western interference in all things Bosnian is hardly news. Not today, not yesterday, not 26 years ago, when the then-US ambassador to Yugoslavia, Warren Zimmerman, encouraged Bosnian Muslim fundamentalist leader Alija Izetbegovic to reject a peace plan – accepted, incidentally, …

INA (2018-09-28). Gaza is the Israeli Arms Industry's Testing Ground. imemc.org by Nabil Salem The government in Israel presents us with more proof, every day, that it represents and adopts an aggressive approach that is not interested in peace, or even willing to respect international laws and conventions. It also gives us evidence that it wages wars for the sake of […]…

aclu (2018-09-28). Laws Targeting Israel Boycotts Fail Again in Court. aclu.org For the second time this year, a federal judge has ruled that anti-boycott laws likely violate the First Amendment. | A new wave of state laws that try to limit Americans' constitutional right to engage in political boycotts is now 0 for 2 in federal court. | On Thursday night, a federal court blocked Arizona from enforcing a law requiring state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel. The court agreed with the ACLU that the law likely violates contractors' free speech rights under the First Amendment. | "A restriction of one's ability to participate in collective calls to opp…

Priti Gulati Cox, Independent Media Institute (2018-09-28). 'They Just Shoot. Shoot! Shoot!': Her Son Was Shot and Killed By Police — Now She's Speaking Out. alternet.org Every state-sponsored perpetrator of excessive force and violence needs to be held accountable, and that might be possible in this case. | Our "liberal" media push back when riled-up MAGAheads spit venom laced with ignorance and stupidity. But the same media turn a deaf ear to the many articulate voices for justice a. . .

aclu (2018-09-28). Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Impose Excessive Fines on the Poor. aclu.org The Eighth Amendment protects people from the devastation caused by state and local fines they can't reasonably pay. | When it reconvenes this fall, the Supreme Court will decide whether the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution can help stop state and local authorities from using people who come in contact with the justice system as their piggy banks. The case has ramifications for communities across the country, finally settling a question about whether the Constitution's prohibition on excessive financial penalties only applies to the federal government or to all public authorities. | The court will hear…

Jessica Gabel Cino, The Conversation (2018-09-28). Here's the Messy Truth Behind So-Called 'Lie Detector Tests'. alternet.org Christine Blasey Ford used a polygraph test to lend credibility to her claims against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. | Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who's accused Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, released the results of a polygraph test focused on the decades-old incident. They suggest that Ford's responses to two questions about her allegations were " Priti Gulati Cox (2018-09-28). Finding Her Voice in a Deaf "Homeland" counterpunch.org Our "liberal" media push back when riled up MAGA heads spit venom laced with ignorance and stupidity. But the same media turn a deaf ear to the many articulate voices for justice and accountability that have been rising from all across this fracked nation, in their respective communities. And while the media spends its umpteenth week covering, More

RT (2018-09-28). American shame: US has nothing to teach the world about justice or politics after Kavanaugh farce. rt.com Many outside the US watched Thursday's hearing with open-mouthed revulsion at the bad faith, lack of due process and inhumanity on display. Dysfunction in the biggest Western democracy sets a poor example to the rest of the globe.

The Conversation (2018-09-28). On the Supreme Court, Difficult Nominations Have Led to Historical Injustices. alternet.org Contentious or politically driven Supreme Court nominations are not new. But US history shows that many of those contested nominees who were confirmed would go on to author controversial opinions. | Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similar. . .

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-28). Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani Tells a Whopper: I 'Voted for Justices Sotormayor and Kagen'. alternet.org Giuliani, who infamously coined the phrase, "truth isn't truth," never served as a U. S. Senator, which is the only way anyone can vote to confirm a Supreme Court justice. | Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani Thursday evening praised Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's explosive attacks on Democrats during the widely-watched Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. An. . .

Robert Scheer (2018-09-28). How America Came to Have the World's Biggest Prison Population. truthdig.com In this week's episode, Japanese-American public defender Jeff Adachi tells how his family's past affects his present and reveals why he withdrew his support of California's new bail law.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-28). Despite Gut-Wrenching Testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford, GOP Moves Forward with Vote on Kavanaugh. democracynow.org The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh after an extraordinary day of testimony from Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified she is "100 percent positive" that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in 1982. During the hearing, Kavanaugh said he was innocent, and claimed he was the victim of a left-wing plot of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons." We play Dr. Blasey Ford's full opening statement.

RT (2018-09-28). Alyssa Milano's dress at Kavanaugh hearing sparks Twitter firestorm as trolls take aim at her outfit. rt.com Alyssa Milano, actress and #MeToo crusader, hit Washington to support Christine Blasey Ford testifying against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But it was her attire which gained most attention on social media.

Ed Rampell (2018-09-28). 'Moroni for President': A gay Mormon Navajo freedom fighter. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—I stumbled upon Moroni for President purely by chance and am I glad that I did! It just so happened to fit into my schedule covering the LA Film Festival so I popped into the ArcLight Theatre, not knowing what I'd see. Based on its name, I thought it might be a satire based on Trump about a moron running for the White House. But to paraphrase an old saying, don't judge a film by its title. It turned out that Finnish filmmaker Saila Huusko and Dutch co-director Jaspen Rischen's directorial debut was actually a documentary about someone named Moroni Benally, who indeed was actually running for president. | But not of the U.S.—rather of the Navajo Nation, a tribal government with reservation territory straddling three states, where more than a third of a million residents live. I loved this nonfiction film…

Philip A Farruggio (2018-09-28). Kristallnacht 'Bleeds' into Charlottesville. globalresearch.ca After the assassination of German diplomat Ernst Vom Rath in Paris by a 17 year old Polish Jewish boy, all hell broke loose November 9th and 10, 1938 in Germany. Hitler's SA Nazis, along with a multitude of German civilians …

Renee Parsons (2018-09-28). The Wifi Alliance, Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: 5G Wireless. globalresearch.ca The Alliance, which makes no pretense of potential health or environmental concerns, further proclaimed (and they may be correct) that there are "more wifi devices than people on earth". It is that inescapable exposure to ubiquitous wireless technologies wherein lies the problem.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-09-28). "The War is Worth Waging": Afghanistan's Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas. globalresearch.ca The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".

Joachim Hagopian (2018-09-28). Death and Extinction of the Bees. The Role of Monsanto? globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in March 2014. What has been the role of Monsanto in the loss of of the global honeybee population. | It is only recently that this issue has been the object of mainstream media coverage. | Scientists …

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). US-Funded Report Illuminates Enormous South Sudan Death Toll But Leaves America's Role in the Dark. globalresearch.ca The recently published, U.S.-financed report on South Sudan's brutal conflict is just another dramatic illustration of how the U.S. publicly laments violence it has helped to create and perpetuate while obfuscating the sordid legacy of its foreign interventions. | A new

DVBS (2018-09-28). History: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and The Idea of a Greater Croatia. Pavao Ritter Vitezovi? globalresearch.ca Read Part I and II. | The Grand Duchy of Lithuania in Vitezovi?'s anthropological-political ideology | One of the most significant questions of our interest, which needs a satisfactory answer, is: Why P. R. Vitezovi? considered Lithuania as a Croato-Slavonic land, …

Global Research News (2018-09-28). Selected Articles: Trump's Lies at the UN General Assembly. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all …

FBD (2018-09-28). Scientific Reviews of Glyphosate's Cancer Risk Fail to Fully Disclose Monsanto's Role. globalresearch.ca The scientific journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology has issued a rare "Expression of Concern" and requested corrections to articles it published that failed to fully disclose Monsanto's role in reviews of glyphosate's cancer risks. | The journal said all five articles …

Nicholas West (2018-09-28). Ten Modern Methods of Mind Control. globalresearch.ca This article was first posted on Global Research in January 2015. | The more one researches mind control, the more one will come to the conclusion that there is a coordinated script that has been in place for a very long …

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-28). Geopolitics of The Russian Far East. globalresearch.ca Despite being a far-flung and underdeveloped region, the Russian Far East might turn out to be the country's most promising one if several visionary connectivity proposals are implemented. | Russia has been prioritizing the development of its far-flung and long-neglected Far …

South Front (2018-09-28). Video: Several European Countries Deliver Chemical Weapons Components to Idlib? Russian Report. globalresearch.ca Components of chemical weapons were delivered to the Syrian province of Idlib from several European states, Director of the Department for Arms Non-Proliferation and Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Yermakov stated on September 25. On September 20, Russian …

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-28). Netanyahu's Latest Ticking Iran Bomb Stunt at the UN General Assembly. globalresearch.ca Iran's nuclear program is the most intensively monitored on the planet. It has no military component, no credible evidence suggesting otherwise. | All the huffing, puffing and posturing histrionics by Netanyahu and other Iranophobes can't refute cold hard facts. | IAEA officials …

E Hanzai (2018-09-28). The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation" globalresearch.ca First published by Waking Times, posted by Global Research in May 2014, this article provides a historical viewpoint. It is of particular relevance in relation to the Monsanto-Bayer merger and the recent $289 million judgment against Monsanto. | *** | Of all …

Tom D. Rogers (2018-09-28). Disgusting Conflict of Interest: Theresa May's Husband's Investment Firm Made a "Financial Killing" from the Bombing of Syria. globalresearch.ca The Prime Minister took the decision to bomb Syria under the full knowledge that her husband's investment firm would make a financial killing from the resultant bloodbath.

Julian Vasquez Heilig (2018-09-27). California Just Banned For-Profit Charter Schools. Why? progressive.org Given the state's history with "school choice," California's new legislation comes as a surprise. And it's met with skepticism.

aclu (2018-09-27). The Government Dropped the Ball on U.S. Torture Accountability. Citizens Picked It Up. aclu.org A new report shows the North Carolina government's complicity with the CIA torture program and urges a state investigation. | Sheer stubbornness is required of us when our government violates the law and refuses to recognize it. | Seeking justice for the U.S. torture program of the post-9/11 period has required a lot of stubbornness. In North Carolina, a 12-year quest has led to a new report, "Torture Flights: North Carolina's Role in the CIA Rendition and Torture Program." | The report was released Thursday by the nongovernmental Democracy Now! (2018-09-27). Bill Cosby Survivor Lili Bernard: Women Who Report Sexual Assault Are Often "Re-Raped" in Court. democracynow.org Bill Cosby rape survivor Lili Bernard joins us to respond to President Trump's dismissal of sexual assault allegations against himself and his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of today's hearing in which his accuser, Dr. Christine Ford, is set to testify. "Never in my life would I have imagined that the same week in which my serial rapist … is entered into a state penitentiary for years, that the nominated Supreme Court justice would be in a hearing where he has to face questions about sexual assault," Bernard says. She is a visual artist and actor who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping he…

the Editors (2018-09-27). For Justice, Not Apartheid, in Palestine. thenation.com For Justice, Not Apartheid, in Palestine appeared first on The Nation.

Jonathan Cook (2018-09-27). Time to Wake Up: The Neoliberal Order Is Dying. globalresearch.ca In my recent essay, I argued that power in our societies resides in structure, ideology and narratives – supporting what we might loosely term our current "neoliberal order" – rather than in individuals. Significantly, our political and media classes, …

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-27). Russia: We Need to Protect Our Troops in Syria. The S-300 Air Defense System. globalresearch.ca Israel has very real reasons to fear Russia's S-300 shipment to Syria if Damascus actually ends up independently wielding this defensive system to safeguard its airspace every time that it's threatened, though that might be exactly why Tel Aviv and …

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-27). Trump Regime Rage Against Sovereign Independent States. globalresearch.ca Straightaway in office, Trump was co-opted by hardline extremists. Things worsened dramatically after Pompeo replaced Tillerson at State and Bolton took over from McMaster as national security advisor. | Trump's outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was all for naught, …

James M. Dorsey (2018-09-27). China and the Middle East: Venturing Into the Maelstrom. globalresearch.ca For all that China's twenty-first-century 'rise' is a much-discussed notion both within the country and globally, it is an increasingly difficult concept to grasp or keep pace with. As a result, books which dissect and analyse developments from a regional …

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-27). Did Donald Trump Kill the Liberal-Globalist "New World Order" at the UN? globalresearch.ca The so-called "New World Order" of American-led unipolar globalism is dead after "The Kraken" delivered a scathing attack against all aspects of the Liberal-Globalist system that America itself previously pioneered, which he's proudly seeking to replace with a nationalist-oriented model …

Keith Jones (2018-09-27). Washington Amplifies War Threats Against Iran, Bullies the World. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump used his second day of high-profile appearances at the United Nations Wednesday to amplify Washington's war-threats against Iran and bully countries around the world. | At a UN Security Council session ostensibly devoted to preventing the proliferation …

Nino Pagliccia (2018-09-27). The Foreign "Visible Hand" of the Market Exposed and Barred in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Since 2012 Venezuela has undergone an economic war directed mostly by and from the U.S. that has targeted market prices of goods and services, in part, by the impact of unilateral economic sanctions, but also in large part by the …

Patrick Lawrence (2018-09-27). The Battle for Our Minds. globalresearch.ca There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. | After reading The New York Times piece "The Plot

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-27). Live Stream from Thessaloniki Greece: Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era. therealnews.com We are pleased to announce the international conference entitled "Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era". The conference is organized by the Advanced Media Institute, the Master's Program "Communication and New Journalism" of the Open University of Cyprus, the Laboratoire d' Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales of L' Université Toulouse III — Paul Sabatier, and the Secretariat…

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