2018-10-02: Social Media Postees

'They have to keep us happy': Trump brandishes his 'powerful' tariff stick at India
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-02
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.
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High School Slang With Brett Kavanaugh
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-10-02
Sure, Brett. If you say so. | The post High School Slang With Brett Kavanaugh appeared first on Truthout.
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Strike to Survive: Workers' Resistance to Factory Relocations in China
The Green Arcade | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
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Federal Judges Confirm Transgender People Have Equal Coverage to Health Care
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-02
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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If You're Going to Santa Cruz
David Rovics | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
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.
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Mexican Land Activist Shot Outside Tlalmanalco Home
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
Human Rights Organizations have requested state officials launch an impartial investigation into the murder.
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Sri Lankan students discuss upcoming anniversary meetings on the history of the Trotskyist movement
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
University students in Kandy and Colombo outline their financial difficulties, concerns about unemployment and voice support for David North's forthcoming lectures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/02/camp…

The Last Time I Saw Bobbie "Spider" Webb
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Bobbie "Spider" Webb's passing last month brings to mind his role as an African American bluesman and DJ on listener sponsored KPOO radio from the era when San Francisco's Fillmore District was known as the "Harlem of the West."
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Cuban President Diaz-Canel Meets Robert De Niro in New York
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
The two-time Oscar winner said, " … Good neighbors talk, good neighbors share, good neighbors do not build walls, and that culture serves to build bridges."
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Iran Pledges Not To Reduce Oil Production Ahead Of US Sanctions
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-02
Iran does not intend to reduce its oil production because of US sanctions which are expected to come in to effect in November, the Director of the National Iranian Oil Company Ali Kardor said yesterday. The Tasnim news agency reported Kardor as saying that Iran will continue to receive revenues from its oil sales. A new package […] | The post Iran Pledges Not To Reduce Oil Production Ahead Of US Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Mueller Is Investigating 2016 Hacking Campaign Against Anti-Trump Conservatives
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
Federal law enforcement officials have referred the email hack of Republican operative Cheri Jacobus to the office of the special counsel. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the hacking of a conservative critic of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. Federal law en. . .
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WORLD VEG FESTIVAL 2018
SF Veg Society | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
San Francisco County Fair Building | Golden Gate Park | 1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122…
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Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
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 | The post Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutr…
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Brazil Elections: Bolsonaro Changed His Mind, Says Would Accept Defeat
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
"He has changed that view. If he is defeated, he loses," retired General Hamilton Mourão, Bolsonaro's running mate told reporters at Brasilia airport.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-El…

Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
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. . .
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Making the Arctic Safe for Neoliberalism
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-02
Let's put aside for a moment the nonsense about Russia hijacking the vote with Facebook ads and focus on the endgame. | The neoliberal economic order is based on natural resource and market dominance, so it's no surprise when it reacts … | The post Making the Arctic Safe for Neoliberalism appeared first on Global Research.
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Berkeley: March and Rally Rages During Christine Ford/Kavanaugh Testimony
BAMN Supporter | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
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.
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AMLO Promises to Create 'Civil Guard' to Combat Violence Instead of Army
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
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.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/AMLO-Prom…

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-02
Many illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Palestinian agricultural lands in Khirbat Lafjan area, east of Aqraba village, south of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and uprooted dozens of trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West …

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

58 Arrested on Felony Charges as Activists Occupy "Free Range" Amazon Chicken Supplier
DxE | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Bond set at $20,000 each, over $1.3 million total…
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The Constitution and Homelessness
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
Introduction When the police violate the US Constitution, are they criminal? In what court can their conduct be judged illegal? For recourse against crimes against the people for violation of the Constitution, to whom can we turn? We finally found out that it was illegal all along for the Berkeley PD to raid and disperse…
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Amsterdam Is Fighting for Its Soul. Can a Progressive New Government Save It?
Sebastiaan Faber | thenation.com | 2018-10-02
Amsterdam Is Fighting for Its Soul. Can a Progressive New Government Save It?
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'Needlessly Cruel and Bigoted': Trump Admin Denies Visas to Unmarried Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
Only 12 percent of UN member states allow same-sex marriage. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | On the first day of LGBT History Month, the Trump administration began to deny visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, according to

17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we…
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Blowback: How American War Policy Has Seeded 'Insider Attacks' Into Its DNA
Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
A former West Point Instructor on blowback from U. S. policy in the greater Middle East | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | In July 1999, Chalmers Johnson began the prologue to Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire this way:. . .
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FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair during bizarre 'Indiana Jones' raid
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-02
When an FBI agent and three bomb squad officers arrived at a vacant property, nothing could have prepared them for the bizarre array of booby traps and explosives that awaited them. One would soon be hospitalized.
rt.com/usa/440126-fbi-shot-wheelchair-bo…

A3 Newsletter: Important Hearing on Oct. 2 for Angola Prisoner Vincent Simmons
ICFA | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
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.
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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018
Shared by therealnews | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland's only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Networ…
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Opinion: EBALDC ignores tenants requests for recent lead testing inspection reports
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
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!
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Lightning-quick raccoon evades pest control at US police station (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-02
Texas cops had to chase down an unusual trespasser in the form of a four-legged, lightning-quick raccoon that invaded Bedford Police Station on Monday.
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Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
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." | The post Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway' appeared first on MintPress News.
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Kavanaugh Schoolmate Urges Georgetown Prep Grads to Break Silence on Sexual Assault, Party Culture
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-02
As the FBI presses forward with a limited investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a group of alumni from his all-male high school Georgetown Prep are calling for graduates to come forward if they have information about sexual assaults committed by their former classmate. In 2015, Kavanaugh told an audience at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law that "What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep." But the petition implores graduates of the elite prep school, "Please do not remain silent, even if speaking out comes at some personal cost." We speak with Bill…
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RISE UP & RISE AGAIN Sing Along CONCERT Benefit
Anita Heckman | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
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LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail | The post LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Everyone Get to Washington DC to Keep Kavanaugh Off the Supreme Court
BAMN | indybay.org | 2018-10-02
Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
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Here's the Truth Behind Thomas Jefferson's Resolutely Liberal View of Religion
History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
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. . .
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Armed police used in illegal evictions in Dublin, Ireland
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/02/irel…

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a Conlapayara Woman
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-02
Only a heartless person could not be moved by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate judiciary committee. And only a biased one could not see that the testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh was trying to replace fire for truth. His refusal to unequivocally say that he would welcome an FBI investigation of the…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/02/dr-christine…

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct Several Others, In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-02
Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, and abducted at least four others, during protests in several communities in Jerusalem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. The army invaded many Palestinian communities, starting on Monday evening, and attacked dozens of protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Protests were …

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct Several Others, In Jerusalem

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-02
The striking workers are resisting government austerity measures in the teeth of savage state repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/02/wrkr…

The Kavanaugh Case: Sex, Lies, Privilege (and Plenty of Beer)
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-02
The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe… Read more ?…
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Costa Rica Strike Enters 4th Week as Unions Reject Gov't Proposal
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
The president of the Union of Workers of Costa Rican Education (SEC), Gilbert Diaz said the document presented to the unions by the government was rejected and the strike will continue.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Costa-Ric…

Venezuela Formalizes its Oil-Backed Crypto Currency, Petro
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-02
The Petro coin will "neutralize" the threat of black markets and money mafias across the country, officials say.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela…

GOP Senator Calls Trump's Trade Agreement a 'Major Win' Before Admitting She Has No Idea What's in It
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-02
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. | | | | |

Venezuela Formalizes its Oil-Backed Crypto Currency, Petro
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-02
The Petro coin will "neutralize" the threat of black markets and money mafias across the country, officials say.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14078

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2018-10-02
As California goes, so goes the nation, and legislators around the U.S. are looking to the West as Los Angeles makes a bid to break with the nation's biggest banks. | The post How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Near Qalandia
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-02
Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man with a live round in his back, and injured several Palestinians who suffered burns and the effects of teargas inhalation, during a protest near Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said one Palestinian was …

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Near Qalandia

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland's only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Networ…
therealnews.com/stories/the-baltimore-bu…

US F-35 Fighter Jet Fizzles, Totaled in Epic Crash Just One Day After Combat Debut
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-02
Despite the clear failure of the program, the U.S. government has continued to pour money into the jet's development, making it the most expensive weapons system in U.S. history. In total, the program is on track to cost U.S. taxpayers over $1 trillion. | The post US F-35 Fighter Jet Fizzles, Totaled in Epic Crash Just One Day After Combat Debut appeared first on MintPress News.
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General Strike Held against Israeli Nationality Law
INA | imemc.org | 2018-10-02
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 …

General Strike Held against Israeli Nationality Law

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