2018-10-01: News Headlines

teleSUR (2018-10-01). Cuban President Diaz-Canel Met Robert De Niro in New York. telesurtv.net The two-time Oscar winner said, "…good neighbors talk, good neighbors share, good neighbors, do not build walls, that culture serves to build bridges."

Arjun Walia (2018-10-01). Professors and Politicians Gather to Warn Us About the New World Order (NWO). globalresearch.ca "We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a global level … and there is an ongoing war, it is led by the United States, it may be carried out by a number of proxy countries, which are obeying orders …

ZeroHedge (2018-10-01). Iran Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles Into Syria Targeting ISIS. mintpressnews.com Footage released through official state channels show missiles launched from western Iran towards Syria, targeting ISIS positions east of the Euphrates in revenge for the September 22 attack on a military parade.

teleSUR (2018-10-01). 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.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-01). Hatewatch Headlines 10/1/2018. splcenter.org Alt-right targets kosher products; Kavanaugh becomes hero to incels; Clash at Kent State produces four arrests, violence; and more.

Conscience and Action (2018-10-01). Liberate Locked Lavatories. indybay.org Gather at City Hall (809 Center St.) for a march to Londen (Louden) Nelson Community Center at 1 PM or go directly to London Nelson or the adjacent Laurel Park there.

teleSUR (2018-10-01). Nicaragua's President Says Planned US Sanctions Will Bring Poverty. mintpressnews.com "They think that with it the Nicaraguan people are going to get down on their knees, and they do not realize that this is a town that does not sell or surrender," Ortega said.

Graham Vanbergen (2018-10-01). Theresa May Tells American Investors – Brexit Britain Is Up for Grabs. globalresearch.ca Britain will be "unequivocally pro-business" after it leaves the European Union, Theresa May has promised American investors. To neoliberal politicians, this was always the endgame. | The prime minister told the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York that the UK …

Rep. Ron Paul (2018-10-01). Venezuela's Socialism…And Ours. globalresearch.ca This week we witnessed the horrible spectacle of Nikki Haley, President Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations, joining a protest outside the UN building and calling for the people of Venezuela to overthrow their government. | "We are going to | …

Chris Hedges (2018-10-01). Lynching the Past. truthdig.com Many Southern whites continue to lie to themselves and the world about the Civil War and the antebellum South. These lies perpetuate the evil they seek to hide.

More Protests Planned (2018-10-01). Friends and Neighbors of Christine Blasey Ford Rally in Palo Alto. indybay.org The eyes and ears of the country were on Capitol Hill September 27 when Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. At the same time as the testimony was being broadcast, many of Dr. Ford's friends and neighbors in Palo Alto were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

RFE (2018-10-01). Iranian Kurdish Group Says Iran Attacked Its Base In Iraq. iranian.com Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) says Iranian military has attacked its forces on Sunday afternoon, September 30, on Mount Kodo over the border in Iraq. The mountain is located outside western city of Piranshahr, in Iranian Kurdistan province, neighboring Iraq. The Iranian authorities have not yet commented on the allegation. In an official statement, […]

teleSUR (2018-10-01). Bolivia: Morales Seeks New Relationship With Chile After Ruling. telesurtv.net The International Court of Justice will rule Monday on Bolivia's demand to negotiate a sea exit with Chile.

wsws (2018-10-01). Democrats, media press Kavanaugh sexual assault campaign. wsws.org The frenzy over Kavanaugh's alleged actions as a 17-year-old is a diversion from any examination of his 30-year record as a reactionary opponent of democratic rights and the working class.

Labor Video Project (2018-10-01). The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War. indybay.org

progressive (2018-10-01). Vox Populist: Monopoly or Democracy? progressive.org Monopolies are virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all. That's why, throughout our history, the people have instinctively rebelled.

Oakland Privacy (2018-10-01). Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA…

Julian Vigo (2018-10-01). UK's Snoopers' Charter Ruled Unlawful: What Does Privacy Mean to You? globalresearch.ca Two weeks ago the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) gave a landmark ruling against the UK government's mass surveillance program, stating that it violated human rights and offered "no real safeguards" to the public. This surveillance programme, according to …

Dan Roberts (2018-10-01). The Shortwave Report 09/28/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

wsws (2018-10-01). World Bank warns Gaza faces economic collapse. wsws.org The organization warned that half of Gaza residents live in poverty and youth unemployment is over 70 percent.

Prof. Nada Elia (2018-10-01). Food, Art and Literature: How Israel Is Stealing Arab Culture. globalresearch.ca As a settler-colonial country, Israel has industriously sought to erase the existence of the people indigenous to the land it occupies, so as to better appropriate aspects of their culture that make it "local", rather than implanted. | Since food is …

DxE (2018-10-01). 67 Arrested on Felony Charges as Activists Occupy "Free Range" Amazon Chicken Supplier. indybay.org Bond set at $20,000 each, over $1.3 million total…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-10-01). For Those of Us Who Believe. counterpunch.org For those of us who watched with innocence, then passion, then consternation, the results of the 1991 senate hearing for supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas; for those who championed film stars, then ordinary women daring, finally, to call out Harvey Weinstein and a stream of male predators; for those who watched with confidence the rise More

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-01). Another Former Kavanaugh Friend Says He Lied to Senate About Alcohol Use. alternet.org Charles Ludington will deliver his statement to the FBI on Monday. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Although the reopened FBI background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been crit. . .

Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-01). Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, the UK and Julian Assange's Fate. counterpunch.org The pulse of negotiations, a flurry of communications, and the person central to this is one who threatens to go nowhere — for the moment. But go somewhere these parties would wish Julian Assange to do. For six years, cramped within a space in London a stone's throw away from Harrods, one he has made More

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2018-10-01). The Other Side of the Wall. An Eyewitness Account of the Occupation of Palestine. globalresearch.ca This book is a personal account of a US American professor about his volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) against the Israeli occupation in Palestine in the summer of 2014. His eyewitness report tells the story about oppression, subjugation …

ICFA (2018-10-01). A3 Newsletter: Important Hearing on Oct. 2 for Angola Prisoner Vincent Simmons. indybay.org Vincent Simmons' hearing is scheduled for October 2 at 1.15 pm in the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse in Marksville Louisiana. We are encouraging A3 supporters in the area to please attend the hearing and show support for Simmons. For those not in Louisiana, please help to spread the word.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-01). Pivot towards India or China? The Maldives Might Not Become an Indian Satellite, at Least Not Yet. globalresearch.ca The opposition pulled off a surprise win in the Maldives' presidential elections last weekend. | Ibrahim Mohamed Solih trounced President Abdulla Yameen by a 16-point margin even though the US, India, and many Western countries fearmongered that the incumbent would resort …

wsws (2018-10-01). Hundreds of thousands demand strike action in the US. wsws.org With social anger at plunging living standards boiling over, the unions are desperately seeking to divert opposition behind the election of Democratic Party candidates in November.

David Rovics (2018-10-01). 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.

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-01). Spanish Soccer Team Honors Palestinian Icon Ahed Tamimi in Madrid. mintpressnews.com Ahed arrived at Real Madrid's home field of Santiago Bernabeu hours before the anticipated derby match between the club and Atletico Madrid.

Jon Jeter (2018-10-01). Global De-Dollarization Spells Jolts and Crises for US Economy. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration's bellicosity has combined with the volatility of the global economy to sharply accelerate what has become an international movement: ditching the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

teleSUR (2018-10-01). 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.

IMEMC News (2018-10-01). Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children and a former political prisoner, from their homes in Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the mayor of Nahhalin, said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of homes in the town, […]…

Rachel Eliza Griffiths (2018-10-01). Poem: Chosen Family. progressive.org Poem Image.jpg

teleSUR (2018-10-01). AMLO Promised to Create 'Civil Guard' to Combat Violence Instead of Army. telesurtv.net Mexican President-elect AMLO announced that the government will create a national "civil guard" to combat violence in the country and curb the army's role in the civil sphere.

George Wuerthner (2018-10-01). Climate, Not Fuels, Drives Forest Fires and Logging Only Makes It Worse. counterpunch.org The Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon with the blessings of the Deschutes Collaborative is busy cutting and degrading our forest ecosystems based on several flawed premises. First, they assert that 100 years of fire suppression has led to higher, denser stands, and secondly that has created what they term are "unhealthy" forests. Both are used to justify More

AMSH (2018-10-01). SF Democratic Party Promotes Rape Among City Employees & Navy's Blue Death. indybay.org While the country is fixed on the US Senate hearing for Republican Trump's rapist nominee for Supreme Court Justice, millionaire Brett Kavanaugh with a current lifetime judge position, right here in San Francisco on the taxpayer's payroll, the San Francisco Democratic Party, which has been in power at City Hall since 1960, allows rape, racism and retaliation, and has invited the world's leading terrorists, rapists and racists, the US military, as the Democrats have since 1981, when war profiteer Senator Dianne Feinstein was mayor, to again strafe our city for 4 days, October 4-7, 2018, for at least 4 hours per da…

DxE (2018-10-01). Activists Occupy "Free Range" Amazon Chicken Supplier, Remove Dozens of Dead or Dying Animals. indybay.org Activists with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) are currently executing a vigil and sit-in inside an industrial shed at a Petaluma, California factory farm which supplies chicken to Amazon Fresh. UPDATE 4: 09pm: 50+ have been arrested.

Sheila Carrillo (2018-10-01). What's Happening in Syria: A cultural/educational community event. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St Santa Cruz…

IMEMC News (2018-10-01). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday morning, several Palestinians in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the Jenin-Nablus roads, near Jaba' town junction, and another roadblock in the al-Fawwara area, before stopping and searching dozens of […]…

Staff (2018-10-01). Indonesia Disaster Toll Passes 800; Mass Burials Starting. truthdig.com PALU, Indonesia — A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared for hundreds of bodies in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island grows increasingly desperate. | The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of Palu and is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk Friday and spawned a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places. | Local Army Commander Tiopan Aritonang said that 545 bodies would be broug…

SEIU 521 (2018-10-01). Watsonville Rally for Quality Family Child Care. indybay.org 358 Main St, Watsonville, CA…

RT (2018-10-01). #KillKavanaugh tops list of Twitter hashtags & autofill suggestions. rt.com Typing a word "kill" into Twitter search returns an appalling drop-down result — it turns out that #KillKavanaugh currently appears to top the list of search and hashtag suggestions. |

Direct Action Everywhere (2018-10-01). 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…

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-01). US Hostility to Sovereign Independent States: Syria and North Korea Address the UN General Assembly. globalresearch.ca Bipartisan hardliners in Washington oppose these countries and all other sovereign independent states. | Peace and cooperative relations with them defeat US imperial interests — served by endless wars, instability and chaos. | In his UNGA address, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem…

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-10-01). These Are the Insane Limits the White House and Senate Republicans Have Imposed on the FBI's Investigation of Kavanaugh: Report. alternet.org Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh were not included on the list of people the White House directed the FBI to interview. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | The New York Times is reporting the scope of the FBI's supplemental background check into Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Lynda Carson (2018-10-01). 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!

BAMN Supporter (2018-10-01). 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.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-01). How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change. truthout.org If you think this summer has been intense as far as record warm temperatures, wildfires, drought, and flooding events around the Northern Hemisphere, you haven't seen anything yet — unless you happen to live in the Arctic. | According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), air temperatures there are increasing at an "unprecedented rate" — twice as fast as they are around the rest of the globe. NOAA's 2017 Arctic Report Card states unequivocally that the Arctic "

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