2018-10-02: News Headlines

BAMN (2018-10-02). Stay Mobilized Until Kavanaugh is Defeated-Rally and March at UC Berkeley. indybay.org UC Berkeley, Sproul Plaza…

Steve Cobble (2018-10-02). Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition Created Today's Democratic Politics. thenation.com Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition Created Today's Democratic Politics…

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-10-02). What Would Take to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh If He's Confirmed to the Supreme Court? alternet.org Democrats would have a lot of heavy lifting to do in order to impeach Kavanaugh if he is confirmed. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | | | In so many respects, the behavior of Rep. . .

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). Sanders Calls for Kavanaugh Perjury Investigation — Where are the Democrats? A Q&A with Paul Jay. therealnews.com Dharna Noor and Paul Jay discuss the announcement by Mitch McConnell that a Senate vote will be held before the end of this week and a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders calling for an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh's possible perjury

Noam Chomsky (2018-10-02). I Just Visited Lula, the World's Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A "Soft Coup" in Brazil's Election Will Have Global Consequences. theintercept.com As the fifth most populous country, what happens in Brazil matters. The current election reflects dynamics that are globally relevant and historically familiar.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-02). A Child at World's End: A Mother Thinks About Climate Inheritance. truthout.org "I don't want to live in a world without cheetahs, Mom." | Seamus loves cheetahs and what's not to love — unless you are a Thomson's gazelle? Cheetahs are the fastest mammals on the planet, formidable predators, sleek, saucy looking, and they even have spots. | My six-year-old boy can't imagine a future without his favorite animal, but we live in the small city of New London, Connecticut. Unlike

Zero Hedge (2018-10-02). Iran Quotes Hillary Clinton's Emails, WikiLeaks At U.N. To Prove Saudis Are State Sponsors Of Terror. iranian.com Those rare moments that WikiLeaks gets invoked at the United Nations are always fun, especially when part of a tense feud between Middle East rivals and involving Hillary Clinton. Iranian Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo gave a fiery speech during the final days of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York wherein he […]

Shared by Jared (2018-10-02). High School Slang With Brett Kavanaugh. truthout.org Sure, Brett. If you say so.

Emile Schepers (2018-10-02). Massive "Not Him" demonstrations in Brazil a week before elections. peoplesworld.org Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of cities and towns throughout Brazil last Saturday, in massive demonstrations against a possible victory of the extreme right in the upcoming Oct. 7 national elections. on October 7. The slogan of the demonstrations was "Ele nao," Portuguese for "not him." There will be…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law. therealnews.com In a highly contradictory move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling California that only the federal government has the authority to regulate internet service, while at the same time maintaining that it cannot (will not?) regulate it either. We speak to Ernesto Falcon, legal counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-02). What Is Behind Qatar's Shift Towards Israel? (Part 1). iranian.com There is a rational explanation of why India and Brazil, two countries with vast populations and significant and growing economies, are not permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Council — made up of 5 permanent and ten rotating members — was designed to reflect a world order that was birthed from […]

History News Network (2018-10-02). Here's the Truth Behind Thomas Jefferson's Resolutely Liberal View of Religion. alternet.org Are Thomas Jefferson's not-so-radical religious views a remedy for the moral illnesses of our day? | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Jefferson was a uncompromising liberal when it came to religion. He expresses that sentiment in a letter to Patrick Henry (11 Oct. 1776): "The care of every man's soul belongs to himself. But. . .

Gerry Brown (2018-10-02). Is China-led Belt and Road Initiative Afraid of Competition? counterpunch.org Hardly a day goes by without some lies about Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) being concocted and disseminated by the empire's propaganda arm, also known as corporate media. In the first 2 or 3 years after BRI was launched, western press and politicians fabricated the narrative that Beijing sought to export its excess production capacity More

Bahram Bahrami (2018-10-02). Dear Donald, America Was Great Because The Rest Of The World Was A Mess! iranian.com In the interest of full disclosure I should state: I am not writing this piece because of the latent hatred towards the United States of America due to the 1953 coup d'état against democratically elected government of Dr. Mossadegh. In spite of numerous US and UK governments self-congratulatory confessions (last one officially in 2013), unlike […]

Vijay Prashad (2018-10-02). Regime Change 2.0: Is Venezuela Next? counterpunch.org On September 8, The New York Times carried a story with a provocative headline: "Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers". The journalists Ernesto Londoño and Nicholas Casey spoke to 11 current and former United States officials and Venezuelan commanders. These people told the journalists that they had been involved in conversations with the Donald Trump administration about regime change in Venezuela. In August 2017, Trump had bragged that the U.S. had a "military option" for Venezuela. This statement, these men told the reporters, "encouraged rebellious Venezuelan military offic…

KPFA (2018-10-02). Boycott Driscoll's Day of Action on KPFA Evening News. indybay.org Saturday, September 29th marked an international day of action against Driscoll's, with rallies in Tijuana, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. The United Farm Workers of America, the nation's largest farmworkers union, has been silent on the Driscoll's boycott.

wsws (2018-10-02). Armed police used in illegal evictions in Dublin, Ireland. wsws.org Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and triggered the greatest financial crisis in Irish history, housing conditions are becoming intolerable for masses of people.

David Rovics (2018-10-02). 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.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-02). Trump Admin Sends 1,600 Kids to Texas Tent City as Number of Detained Children Hits Record High. democracynow.org The Trump administration is transferring detained migrant children from shelters across the country to a barren tent city in West Texas. The New York Times reports that hundreds of children are being sent each week from shelters to the tent city, which currently houses 1,600 children. The facility reportedly has no school, and children have only limited access to legal services. The U.S. government is now detaining a record 13,000 migrant children. We speak with Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU, who says, "We have more children in detention now than ever before."

Jessica Corbett (2018-10-02). Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'. mintpressnews.com Critics warn the new agreement would make it harder "to hold Big Oil and Gas accountable" while also threatening "efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment."

Sasha Matthews (2018-10-02). Everyday Superheroes. thenation.com Everyday Superheroes…

RT (2018-10-02). 'A lying slip-and-fall con artist' — Kavanaugh accuser savaged for TV interview. rt.com Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has been slammed for giving a TV interview full of wild and unprovable allegations. |

INA (2018-10-02). General Strike Held against Israeli Nationality Law. imemc.org Palestinians, on Monday, held a general strike in areas all over the West Bank and the occupied 1948 lands, to protest against the racist Jewish national law adopted by the Israeli Knesset with the support of Israel's extreme right. Palestinian factions in the West Bank and Jerusalem expressed their support […]…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-02). GOP Senator Calls Trump's Trade Agreement a 'Major Win' Before Admitting She Has No Idea What's in It. alternet.org Sen. Joni Ernst is declaring victory on trade without even knowing what we won yet. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | | | | |

SF Veg Society (2018-10-02). WORLD VEG FESTIVAL 2018. indybay.org San Francisco County Fair Building | Golden Gate Park | 1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122…

wsws (2018-10-02). House fire at vacant property kills two in Hamtramck, Michigan. wsws.org Neighbors said the house was officially vacant but had been occupied by a homeless man for over two years.

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-02). Il potere politico delle armi. globalresearch.ca Mercati e Unione europea in allarme, opposizione all'attacco, richiamo del presidente della Repubblica alla Costituzione, perché l'annunciata manovra finanziaria del governo comporterebbe un deficit di circa 27 miliardi di euro. Silenzio assoluto invece, sia nel governo che nell'opposizione, sul fatto …

Dan Carey (2018-10-02). Mad Scramble in DC. counterpunch.org Senate panic in DC! How far will the FBI go, if they start interviewing enough individuals peripheral to the Kavanaugh posse? It could be hard to say where exactly the net ends. FBI not Trump 'Friend'. Will the beans spill, revealing the inbred historic extent and contours of upper-class immunity? Hope for it! Just don't count on More

Jacinta Gonzalez (2018-10-02). Private Function Hosted by Palantir Co-Founder for U.S. Mayors. indybay.org Pier 5 Embarcadero | San Francisco…

Derrick Broze (2018-10-02). New FCC Ruling Gives Federal Government Control of 5G Rollout. mintpressnews.com As the push towards 5G-powered "Smart" surveillance cities begins across the United States the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new rule limiting the power of local authorities.

Dean Baker (2018-10-02). Stronger Drug Patents in New NAFTA To Cost U.S. Manufacturing Workers Jobs. counterpunch.org The new trade agreement with Canada that the Trump administration announced yesterday has rules on drugs patents and related protections which are likely to cost the jobs of U.S. manufacturing workers. The deal includes a number of provisions that are explicitly designed to raise drug prices in Canada. These provisions include a requirement of a More

teleSUR (2018-10-02). AMLO Promises to Create 'Civil Guard' to Combat Violence Instead of Army. telesurtv.net Mexican President-elect AMLO announced a national "civil guard" to combat violence in the country and curb the army's role in the civil sphere.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-02). Hatewatch Headlines 10/2/2018. splcenter.org Tucker Carlson warns of 'white genocide'; Teaming up to track alt-right Bitcoin wallets; Reddit 'quarantines' white-nationalist subreddits; and more.

wsws (2018-10-02). Iran fires missiles at Islamist "rebels" as US vows to remain in Syria. wsws.org Washington and Tehran, already at odds over escalating US sanctions, are coming into increasing conflict over military operations in Syria.

Jonathan Cook (2018-10-02). Everyone Washes Their Hands as Gaza's Economy Goes into Freefall. counterpunch.org Photo Source Social Justice — Bruce Emmerling | CC BY 2.0 | The moment long feared is fast approaching in Gaza, according to a new report by the World Bank. After a decade-long Israeli blockade and a series of large-scale military assaults, the economy of the tiny coastal enclave is in "freefall". | At a meeting of international donors in New York on Thursday, coinciding with the annual meeting of the United N…

teleSUR (2018-10-02). Mexican Land Activist Shot Outside Tlalmanalco Home. telesurtv.net Human Rights Organizations have requested state officials launch an impartial investigation into the murder.

wsws (2018-10-02). Pakistani premier Imran Khan imposes austerity mini-budget. wsws.org Barely two months after his election, Khan's anti-imperialist and populist posturing has been utterly exposed.

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams (2018-10-02). Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'. alternet.org Critics warn the new agreement would make it harder "to hold Big Oil and Gas accountable" while also threatening "efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment. " | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American. . .

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-02). Saudi Arabia Admits it Made "Mistakes" in Targeting Civilians in Yemen. mintpressnews.com The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday examined the Saudi record on compliance with a treaty protocol on children in armed conflict, and repeatedly raised the issue of children killed by coalition attacks in Yemen.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-02). What Does Trump's "New NAFTA" Trade Deal Signal for Workers, Corporate Power & the Environment? democracynow.org The United States and Canada have reached a tentative agreement to save NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, with a new trilateral deal that will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Trump administration is touting the agreement as a victory for American dairy farmers, since Canada has agreed to open part of its dairy market to U.S. imports. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Trump withdrew from last year, would have provided the same opening. The new deal does not resolve a dispute over U.S. tariffs on Canada's steel and aluminum exports. The proposed deal must now be ratif…

Carol Dansereau (2018-10-02). Whose Moral Stain? Hold Democrats Accountable on Immigration Too. counterpunch.org Of course, we need to hold Donald Trump and his Party accountable for the deep moralstain of his awful immigration policies. But it doesn't follow that we must, therefore, rally around the Democrats and work for a "blue wave" in the next election. What Barack Obama and other Democrats did to immigrants is so reprehensible More

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-10-02). Here's Why Republican Women Will Stick with Brett Kavanaugh — And Donald Trump. alternet.org Gender equality is a partisan issue: Most Republican women are just as sexist as Republican men. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Are Republican women ever going to get fed up? It's the question that keeps cropping up after every incident of Republican political leaders minimizing, denying or excusing sexual harassme. . .

Staff (2018-10-02). Amazon Bows to Critics, Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour. truthdig.com Announced this week, the move is expected to benefit more than 350,000 full-time, part-time and season workers.

wsws (2018-10-02). Indonesian tsunami relief grossly inadequate as death toll tops 1,200. wsws.org Among survivors, there is growing outrage over the lack of assistance and the absence of a functioning tsunami warning system.

Alternative Information Center (2018-10-02). Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition. imemc.org The aftermath of a house demolition in Jerusalem, September 2018. Photo credit: OCHA — OPT.

RT (2018-10-02). 'They have to keep us happy': Trump brandishes his 'powerful' tariff stick at India. rt.com Already engaged in numerous trade disputes across the globe, Donald Trump has slammed India as a "tariff king" that is clinging to the "privilege" of trading with the US and struggling to negotiate a deal to appease Washington.

The Conversation (2018-10-02). Here's Why Brewing a Great Cup of Coffee Depends on Chemistry and Physics. alternet.org Why is it that coffee produced by a barista at a cafe always tastes different than the same beans brewed at home? | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wi. . .

Denijal Jegiƒá (2018-10-02). After Chemnitz: Germany's Extreme Right Exploits Government Passivity and Public Resentment to Enter the Mainstream. grayzoneproject.com While the AfD party emerges as a leading voice of political opposition, the government downplays its danger and even co-opts…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-02). If the FBI Probe Doesn't Stop Kavanaugh, the People's Fury Must. truthout.org Last Thursday, in Washington, DC, was a collision of two worlds: Their world of power and arrogant privilege ran head-on into ours — in the person of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, but with millions standing with her, determined to speak truth to power and win some measure of justice. | And this time, our world stopped them from getting their way, at least temporarily. | Now, we have just days to mobilize in every way we can to show the power of #MeToo and our world. This is no time for waiting and hoping. We have to t…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-02). Federal Judges Confirm Transgender People Have Equal Coverage to Health Care. truthout.org Two more federal judges have weighed in on the question of whether the Affordable Care Act contains a mandate to cover transition services, and their opinions are welcome news for the trans community: They affirmed that a sex discrimination clause in the ACA known as Section 1557 clearly requires equal coverage for trans care. These cases are an important part of the body of work that is improving access to insurance equity for the trans community. | At issue in these <...

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