2018-09-30: News Headlines

The Conversation (2018-10-01). How The Media Encourages — And Sustains — Political Warfare. iranian.com Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as "fake news" and calling the media "the enemy of the American people." As a countermeasure, The Washington Post has publicly fact-checked every claim that Trump has labeled as fake. In August, The Boston Globe coordinated editorials […]

Eric Zuesse (2018-09-30). Both the UK and the US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda. globalresearch.ca The United Kingdom is resettling Al Qaeda's Syrian medical unit, called the "White Helmets," as "refugees" in UK. The White Helmets organization is funded by UK's MI6 and America's CIA, and is headed by Raed Saleh, who was

LFRC (2018-09-30). Rent Control: Things We Might Agree On. indybay.org As landlords and homeowners, we understand why some of our landlord friends are anxious about the proposed rent control ordinance on the ballot. Some of us are nervous about Measure M's potential restraints on our power to raise rents and evict tenants. We all grew up here in the US—property is sacred.

RT (2018-09-30). Brokenuke Mountain? Trump says he and Kim 'fell in love' (VIDEO). rt.com How do you woo arguably the most powerful man on Earth from half a world away? For North Korea's Kim Jong-un, all it took was some "beautiful letters." Now, US President Donald Trump is quite literally professing his love.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-30). Can the Great Lakes Continue to Fend Off an Increasingly Thirsty World? truthout.org On the rocky beach at Little Girls Point County Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the heavy wash of Lake Superior seeking the shore rolls stones the size of softballs back and forth in the surf. | The power and immensity of the lake seems immutable. If there is anything in nature that will withstand the passing of time, this inland ocean would seem a likely candidate. | Peter Annin knows better. The author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, which examines the fight to…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-09-30). American History for Truthdiggers: Reconstruction, a Failed Experiment. truthdig.com After many thousands of Northerners died in a war aimed in part at freeing the slaves, white America lacked the will to follow through.

Labor Video Project (2018-09-30). The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War. indybay.org

Staff (2018-09-30). Scandal Keeps Swedish Academy in Nobel Prize Limelight. truthdig.com Jean-Claude Arnault is at the center of a sex abuse and financial-crimes case that has tarnished the group that awards the prestigious literature prize.

RT (2018-09-30). USA Today edits Kavanaugh piece with 'pedophilia' hints, gets even more backlash. rt.com USA Today has edited an article which added an implied 'pedophilia' angle to the saga of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a massive outcry, clarifying that it was an opinion piece and deleting some controversial passages.

teleSUR (2018-09-30). Venezuela Reaffirms Commitment to Peace in Colombia. telesurtv.net Colombia has refused to appoint new negotiators for the process until the ELN agrees to its conditions.

teleSUR (2018-09-30). Brazil: #NotHim Women Protest Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro. telesurtv.net Hundreds of thousands gathered at different cities in Brazil to reject the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), September 29. The movement was led by feminists opposing the candidate's sexism and joined by leftist organizations.The marches follow social media unrest, as Bolsonaro's remarks have shown little empathy towards gender equality.

David Rovics (2018-09-30). If You're Going to Santa Cruz. indybay.org Last night I was kicked out of a building for the first time in my 51 years. It happened in Santa Cruz, California. Here's my latest podcast.

IMEMC News (2018-09-30). Army Shoots Six Palestinians, Two Seriously, In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday at night, six Palestinians, including two who suffered serious injuries, in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The soldiers shot three Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before they were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in nearby Deir al-Balah. […]…

Research Center for the Americas, UCSC (2018-09-30). From the Zapatistas and Beyond. indybay.org The Nick | 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz…

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-30). This One Trump Tweet Could Undo Limitations on the FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation Set by His Own White House Counsel. alternet.org The tweet in question, from Donald Trump's personal account, is attacking NBC reporting of the FBI probe. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | In a tweet sent Saturday evening, President Trump may have undone limitations by his own White House placed on the FBI investigation allegations of sexual assa. . .

Diet Simon, sourcing from WGAR News (2018-09-30). 'We want white people to stop celebrating the day they invaded us'. indybay.org On January 26 1788 the first of many British fleets carrying convicts arrived in what is now Sydney, Australia's biggest city. | Officially the date is celebrated as Australia Day. Indigenous Australians have long objected to that. The issue has just flared up again with the right-of-centre prime minister, Scott Morrison, rejecting the demand to change the date for a national date and suggesting that Aborigines be celebrated separately on a different day. | http: //www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/15030…

RT (2018-09-30). Senate Judiciary Committee asks FBI, DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser for lying. rt.com The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked FBI and Department of Justice investigators to open a probe into "potentially illegal" actions of one of the accusers of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has since recanted.

teleSUR (2018-09-30). US: Arizona Federal Court Blocks Anti-BDS Law. telesurtv.net The law was blocked by federal judge Diane Joyce Humetewa who argued it violated the right to freedom of speech.

SCCPPC (2018-09-30). Poor People's Campaign Voter Participation Festival. indybay.org Louden Nelson Community Center | 301 Center St, Santa Cruz…

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

UC Berkeley (2018-09-30). Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights. indybay.org 105 Boalt Berkeley Law, UC Berkeley…

Van Luong (2018-09-30). Presentation of 2020 or Bust! Stop Climate Change Now! indybay.org San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Room B, Lower Level | 100 Larkin St. | SF CA 94102…

Peter Phillips (2018-09-30). Global Wealth Concentration: The Global Power Elite Drive Amazon Share Value to a Trillion Dollars. globalresearch.ca Exciting news for capitalism was the recent achievement of trillion-dollar value for both Amazon and Apple, making them the first corporations to obtain such a lofty status. Amazon's skyrocketing growth makes its CEO, Jeff Bezos, the world's richest person …

Murtaza Hussain (2018-09-30). How the Trump Era Lays Bare the Tension in the Marriage Between Conservatism and Capitalism. theintercept.com A new book charts how conservatives used to resist capitalism, but have completely given in. The politics of Donald Trump could loosen the bonds.

Tsvetana Paraskova (2018-09-30). Oil Market Shocked as China's Top Refiner Halves Iranian Oil Imports. globalresearch.ca China's top refiner Sinopec is halving its oil imports from Iran as of September, bowing to pressure from the United States, which is seeking to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero with the sanctions returning in November, Reuters reported

BAMN Supporter (2018-09-30). Berkeley: March and Rally Rages During Christine Ford/Kavanaugh Testimony. indybay.org On September 27, a crowd of women and men organized by BAMN took to the streets of Berkeley shouting their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This is BAMN's third action since Dr. Ford's truth about Kavanaugh became public in the last two weeks.

Richard Gage (2018-09-30). The 17th Anniversary: 9/11 Family Members, Technical Experts Stand Tall for Truth and Justice at U.S. Capitol. globalresearch.ca The AE911Truth team recently returned from an inspiring series of events we held on September 11, 2018, in the heart of the nation's capital. | We were joined by a handful of eloquent and moving speakers — including British 9/11 family …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2018-09-30). The Palestinian People's Principal Problem Is Their Own Leadership. Mahmoud Abbas' Address to the UN General Assembly. globalresearch.ca Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' address to the UN General Assembly was disappointing. It repeated the same phrases used in his last eight speeches. Nothing new at all. The same appeals for international sympathy. Even the wording of his complaints about …

CP Editor (2018-09-30). Kavanaugh Hearing Cold Open. counterpunch.org

teleSUR (2018-09-30). President Diaz-Canel Meets With Cuban Residents in the US. telesurtv.net "All the traditions, the language, the food, all the culture about being Cuban, I was born with that," one said.

RT (2018-09-30). ThinkProgress editor under fire after calling for Republicans to be confronted 'where they sleep'. rt.com The justice editor for left-wing opinion site ThinkProgress tweeted out a call to confront GOP lawmakers everywhere, including, apparently, in their homes. Commenters have pointed out all sorts of problems with that.

Aba Blankson (2018-09-30). Africa-America Institute 65th Anniversary Awards Gala. naacp.org President Derrick Johnson Prepared Remarks New York, New York September 25, 2018…

Lynda Carson (2018-09-30). Opinion: EBALDC ignores tenants requests for recent lead testing inspection reports. indybay.org Instead of ignoring and stonewalling the concerned tenants at Effie's House that have reasonably requested a copy of the lead testing inspection reports of Envirocheck Inc., it would be very helpful if EBALDC respected the tenants enough to release the results of the lead testing inspection reports from August of 2018!

Patrick Cockburn (2018-09-30). With ISIS Defeated, Trump Is Now Targeting Iran. iranian.com The shadowy figures of Kurdish fighters can be just made out on film as they ambush and kill three pro-Turkish fighters in a night time attack in Afrin in northern Syria. The Kurdish enclave was invaded and occupied by the Turkish army and their Syrian armed opposition allies earlier in the year. Sporadic guerrilla warfare […]

Ted Galen Carpenter (2018-09-30). Washington's Farcical "Certifications" Enable the War Crimes of Allies. globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's certification that the Saudi-led military coalition in the Yemen war was taking adequate steps to avoid inflicting civilian casualties may have achieved a new low in U.S. foreign-policy ethics. There is abundant evidence of …

RFE (2018-09-30). US Pushes Forward With Plans For Anti-Iran Arab Alliance. iranian.com The Trump administration pressed ahead Friday with plans to create an "Arab NATO" that would unite U.S. partners in the Middle East in an anti-Iran alliance, but Qatar said the crisis among Gulf countries must be solved first. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in New York with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, […]

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-09-30). SNL's Michael Che Rips GOP Over Kavanaugh: 'Pick Another Dude from Your Illuminati Lizard Meetings'. alternet.org "I mean, typically when you're asked about a sexual assault and your drinking problem at a job interview, you don't get the damn job. " | Saturday Night Live's Micheal Che — who co-hosts Weekend Update with Colin Jost — was all over embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday night and wondered why the GOP is sticking with the fatally flawed nominee. "I just want to remind everybody that all that yelling and cryin. . .

IMEMC News (2018-09-30). Israeli Colonists Injure Five Palestinians, Attack Stores And Cars, In Jerusalem's Old City. imemc.org A group of extremist illegal colonialist settlers attacked, on Sunday at night, many Palestinians and stores in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing damage and wounding five young men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants attacked many shops in the al-Misrara area, near Bab al-'Amoud, […]…

teleSUR (2018-09-30). Brazil: New Poll Confirms Rising Support for Haddad, Likely Loss for Bolsonaro in Second Round. telesurtv.net The poll revealed that Haddad grew three points and currently has the support of 25 percent of the electorate while Bolsonaro is still at 28.2 percent.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-30). U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey. therealnews.com As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of "terrible consequences" for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-30). Any Effective Anti-War Movement Must Readjust Its Understanding Of What War Is. iranian.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has kicked off yet another round of "Iran is totally gonna nuke us any second now you guys" ejaculations. This is of course another demand that we accept unsubstantiated claims from a proven liar about another longtime target for neoconservative regime change, and I'd like to tap out a few […]

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-09-30). Here's How to Save the Supreme Court. alternet.org "Originalism" has always been a mask for blatantly political right-wing decisions. It's time to rip off the mask | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Last week's historic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was primarily. . .

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-30). Article Explaining Why Israel is a Racist State Embarrasses Labour Party. therealnews.com Moshé Machover authored an article proving that the Labour acceptance of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism cannot coexist with free speech on Israel. This scholar and Israeli veteran linked the racist nature of the Israeli state to its colonialist roots

Shared by britney (2018-09-30). When Survivors Unite. truthout.org To anyone whose reflexive response is to disbelieve survivors and treat the multiple allegations about Brett Kavanaugh as "invalid" absent the type of normative evidence required in typical legal cases, it's important to clarify: The evidence is incomplete because Republicans have refused an impartial investigation. This parallels a legal system that fails to identify, prevent and redress the widespread sexual assault and mistreatment of women. We must account for that failure in parsing these events and allegations. | For decades, these systemic inequities have barred people from reporting assault and receiving…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-30). For People Behind Bars, Reporting Sexual Assault Leads to More Punishment. truthout.org When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford broke a decades-long silence about nearly being violently raped by Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court nominee, her allegations were met with death threats. Her address was published, forcing her family to relocate; people followed her on freeways and attempted to enter her place of work. At the same time, her detractors questioned the legitimacy of her accusations, noting that she did not report the attempted rape. These criticisms are nothing new—countless survivors have faced…

Direct Action Everywhere (2018-09-30). Activist Meetup: Urgency & Open Rescue. indybay.org Berkeley Animal Rights Center (2425 Channing Way, Suit C, Berkeley CA) | If taking BART, get off at Downtown Berkeley station, walk south on Shattuck Ave (for 5 blocks), make a left on Channing Way, and walk another 5 blocks until you see the big red pillars – you're here! We strive to offer walking buddies to attendees who feel unsafe walking to/from BART or other short distances in the area – please email us at sfbay@directactioneverywhere.com to request a walking buddy. | PARKING: There is a parking garage at the center (free for the first hour) and metered street parking in the vicinity. Please remove all val…

RT (2018-09-30). 'North Korea process stalled because there's almost a consensus in the US wanting it to fail'. rt.com North Korea is right to blame internal American politics for the lack of denuclearization progress, because almost everyone around the US president wants it to fail, Brian Becker from the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition told RT.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-30). Trump Accused of Rigging FBI's Kavanaugh Probe by Imposing "Outrageous" Limits. truthout.org Just 24 hours after caving to pressure from the Senate and requesting an FBI probe into the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump is reportedly already working to impose strict limitations on the scope of the investigation—a move that has been denounced as a flagrant attempt to further rig the process in Kavanaugh's favor. | Citing multiple anonymous officials briefed on the matter, NBC News Curt (2018-09-30). Emergency protest: Stop Kavanaugh Now! indybay.org Powell & Market Street | San Francisco…

William Blum (2018-09-30). Bombing Libya: The Origins of Europe's Immigration Crisis. globalresearch.ca The world will long remember the present immigrant crisis in Europe, which has negatively affected countless people there, and almost all countries. History will certainly record it as a major tragedy. Could it have been averted? Or kept within much | …

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