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San Mateo Says: No No No Kavanaugh
Defeat Trump's Nominee | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
The beautiful mosaics that cover the face of the building on the corner of El Camino and 3rd Avenue in San Mateo provide backdrop to the photos of Bijan Mottahedeh who contributed the pictures for this article. Shown here is the vigil of October 3, 2018 to protest the nomination of sexual abuser Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and to support survivors of sexual abuse.

Mass graves in Mannar point to further war crimes in Sri Lanka
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-04
The skeletal remains of 136 individuals were unearthed in northern Sri Lanka after 74 days of excavation.

More than 800 women law profs demand Senate reject Kavanaugh
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-04
Today hundreds of women law professors from law schools around the United States have written to the United States Senate, asking all members to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Representing a range of disciplines, from corporate law and legal history to criminal justice and tax, women faculty h…

Kavanaugh's Testimony
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2018-10-04
Kavanaugh's Testimony…

Who Gets to See the Kavanaugh FBI Report?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-04
All 100 senators will be able to read the FBI's new report on sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. But it's unclear if the public will see it. | The post Who Gets to See the Kavanaugh FBI Report? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Theater artists ask US & Canadian hosts to cancel Israeli government-sponsored plays
Adalah-NY | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
Palestinian arts and solidarity organizations, along with US Jewish and Israeli groups, have joined theater artists in signing a letter calling on Toronto, New York and Pittsburgh arts organizations not to host Israel's Gesher Theatre or partner with the Israeli government, citing their involvement in violations of Palestinian rights. Award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant and Miriam Margolyes, and playwrights Caryl Churchill, Betty Shamieh, Naomi Wallace and Anne Washburn are among the artists who signed the letter.

The Mark Judge We Knew
The Progressive Magazine | progressive.org | 2018-10-04
Writing for us back in the 1980s, Judge, now a key figure in the Kavanaugh drama, displayed a concern for social justice, and a progressive vision for the world.

Trump White House Claims Kavanaugh FBI Report Shows 'No Sexual Misconduct'
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Reports indicate that the total number of people interviewed was six. | Senators won't get a look at the tightly constrained FBI report until Thursday, but the Wall Street Journal reports that Trump has already given Brett Kavanaugh the all clear. The White House has found no corroboration of t. . .

Fox News 'Judge' Goes on Unhinged Rant Against Christine Blasey Ford: 'That Was a Fraud!'
Joseph Neese, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
"I know. I did this for 30 years," Pirro said. | Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News judge whose admiration for Donald Trump knows no bounds, defended the president's attacks of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford by asserting that "every woman in America who has been a victim of sexual assault remembers more" than the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "I know. I did this for 30 years," Pirro said while co-hosting "The Five" on Wednesday. "I've prosecut. . .

Despite sham FBI report and protests, Senate rushes to confirm Kavanaugh
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-04
WASHINGTON—Amid competing political claims about the contents of a secret FBI report, and mass protests against federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to the Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate will take the first key vote on October 5 on GOP President Donald Trump's nomination of the r…

Brett Kavanaugh: Here's Why the Poster Boy For Toxic Male Privilege Just Doesn't Get It
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Women and people of color are gaining on them, and they are scared to death | To understand the panic that white men in the Republican Party are in these days, it's useful to go back to April of 2016, when Trump was still running for the nomination. He held a rally at the Grumman Studios, located in what used to be the Grumman Aircraft factory in Bethpage, a community adjacent to Levittown, Long Island in suburban Nassau C. . .

Sen. Menendez Denounces Kavanaugh FBI Probe as a 'Bullsh*t' Investigation
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
The Democratic senator didn't hold back. | After reading the FBI's report on its background investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) fiercely denounced the bureau's work. Republicans touted the report as further showing that there was little to back up the claims against Kavanaugh — without mentioning, of course, the fact that the mul. . .

The Boys in the Bubble
Jason W. Biehl | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-04
I grew up with people like Brett Kavanaugh. Elite DC all-boys private schools, whether Georgetown Prep or Saint Albans (where I attended from 1985-1994), have much in common. While I took pride in attending, "STA" as a kid, 24 years later, I view things (myself, race, gender) through a different lens. If you teach 10 year-olds that they are "the best and the brightest," there's a danger they'll forever believe it.

This Is How White Male Privilege Is Destroying America
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Brett Kavanaugh isn't just a person who happens to be white and male. He represents a class exerting its power. | In a sociology textbook yet to be written there will be a chapter on white male privilege. The spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination will be one of that textbook's primary case studies. There are numerous credible allegations against Kavanaugh, and multiple witnesses who confirm that Donald Trump's Supreme Cou. . .

'A Complete Coverup': Democratic Senator Argues the FBI Embarrassed Itself in the Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
"A complete embarrassment on the reputation of the FBI. " | Republicans are rushing to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week after an FBI investigation into the sexual assault claims against him reportedly turned up few if any additional reasons to believe the allegations. But Democrats quickly protested this rush to judgment, arguing that the FBI investigation was hardly sufficient to get to the truth of the matter. In f. . .

The US Missed an Opportunity to Address Inequality During the Great Recession
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-10-04
Janine Jackson: When Donald Trump awarded himself top marks for his administration's disaster response in Puerto Rico, media had little trouble looking askance, contrasting Trump's assessment with empirical data and presenting him as, at least potentially, an unreliable narrator. | That critical posture is not much in evidence, though, as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson offer their assessment of the country's financial cri…

Brett Kavanaugh Also Lied About His Rulings on the Environment
Sharon Lerner | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
Brett Kavanaugh has made any number of claims that defy belief: that spicy food, and not drinking, caused him to vomit in high school, for instance; or that he called himself a " Renate Alumnius" in his high school yearbook as a tribute to the girl in question, and not as a boast that he'd had sex with her. While such questionable statements set off the b.s. detectors of pretty much anyone who has attended high school, they are hard to…

Citing Trump's Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters
Leighton Akio Woodhouse | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
A federal court has suspended the Trump administration's termination of temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of refugees. | The post Citing Trump's Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters appeared first on The Intercept.

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns FBI Should Interview Ford or Risk Looking 'Like a Political Institution — Yet Again'
Brad Reed, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
"People that don't want Judge Kavanaugh confirmed . . . now have more ammunition. " | Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said that he thought the FBI made a big mistake when it didn't bother interviewing either Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or accuser Christine Blasey Ford as part of its background investigation. Speaking with "Fox & Friends," Napolitano said he was "disappointed" that the FBI didn't talk with either of the two people who are the. . .

North Carolina Republicans Use Fake Photograph to Imply Christine Blasey Ford Was Too Ugly to Rape
Sarah Burris, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
The photo in question is not of Dr. Ford. | The North Carolina Republican Party followed President Donald Trump's lead in attacking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward about an alleged sexual assault. The News and Observer reported Thursday that Lanny Lancaster, Cabarrus County GOP chairman, shared a photo he said was Dr. Ford, posted by another account named. . .

Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-10-04
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Salah Jawareesh, 23, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement and a court ruling, stating that his current Administrative Detention orders will not be renewed. The PPS said Jawareesh went on hunger strike for eight days, protesting the …

Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike

GOP Senator Drops Bombshell on Kavanaugh Nomination
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Sen. Ben Sasse has some prescient word for the president. | Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb. ) could have further complicated Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation prospects when he publicly suggested he would have preferred a woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court in his stead. "Although I've said many complimentary things about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his distinguished record . . . I will say that I urged the president back in June and early July to make a differ. . .

Beer Warning Alert
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2018-10-04
If Donald Trump can issue a "Presidential Alert" to everyone's cell phone, it's only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well.

Cancel Kavanaugh Walkout against Patriarchy
amp | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
San Francisco Civic Center…

We Should Be Grateful to Activists Confronting Politicians Directly
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2018-10-04
We Should Be Grateful to Activists Confronting Politicians Directly…

Weaponized Communication at the UN: Talking With Richard Falk
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-04
Instead of being a laughing stock, it is more realistic to view Trump's America as bringing tears to the eyes of those who care about present human suffering and future prospects for peace, human rights, global justice, and ecological sustainability. What we need is an equitable globalism that is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting human interests.

Critics Blast FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation as Utter Farce
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-04
Less than a week into the probe, it's become increasingly clear the White House is determined to protect the Trump nominee at all costs. | The post Critics Blast FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation as Utter Farce appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Presumption of Innocence Is for Privileged Men Like Brett Kavanaugh, Not Laquan McDonald or the Central Park Five
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
Trump's defense of Kavanaugh shows he doesn't care about due process unless it's for men like himself. He sees privilege as their shared birthright. | The post Presumption of Innocence Is for Privileged Men Like Brett Kavanaugh, Not Laquan McDonald or the Central Park Five appeared first on The Intercept.

Kavanaugh, Continued
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-10-04
So many perfectly natural explanations from so many loud men. | The post Kavanaugh, Continued appeared first on Truthout.

What Climate Change Activists Can Learn From Public Health Campaigns
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-04
Tackling climate change is urgent. Can we act in time? Yes, one argument runs. What we are doing in protecting public health shows how. | The post What Climate Change Activists Can Learn From Public Health Campaigns appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Pastors Who Tried to Ban Books in a Banned Book Display Didn't Fare Well
Abby Zimet, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Marking last week's annual American Library Association Banned Books Week, a public library in Maine set out a display of the usual sinful suspects | Having gotten sidetracked by the sordid saga of Kavanaugh, belated but still gratifying news of a modest victory in grim times: Marking last week's annual American Library Association Banned Books Week, the public library in Rumford, Maine, a s. . .

Flake's Elevator Encounter Highlights the Power of Movements
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-04
When the history of Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher's confrontation with Sen. Jeff Flake over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is written, it cannot be about a single man changing his mind. | The post Flake's Elevator Encounter Highlights the Power of Movements appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

'Wake up people!': Cyber expert McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
As the US was subjected to an unexpected nationwide message from President Donald Trump, many were startled and confused by the alert. One man, however, warned of a more sinister element to the public safety test.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Says Kavanaugh's Behavior at the Senate Hearing Disqualifies Him: 'Senators Should Pay Attention to This'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens made the comment at a small gathering in Boca Raton, FL. | John Paul Stevens, a retired United States Supreme Court justice who was appointed by former President Gerald Ford, on Thursday issued a stunning statement about Brett Kavanaugh's temperament, telling "a small crowd in Boca Raton that Judge Brett Kavanaugh's performance at confirmation hearings should disqualify him," the Palm Beach Post's Lulu Ramadan reports. | "T. . .

Warnings Of More 'War And Unilateral Aggression' As Pompeo And Bolton Launch Joint Attack On Global Cooperation
Jessica Corbett | iranian.com | 2018-10-04
After ditching a treaty with Iran to rebuff an ICJ sanctions ruling, Bolton announces review of international agreements to prevent future court decisions. Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security […] | The post Warnings Of More 'War And Unilateral Aggression' As Pompeo And Bolton Launch Joint Attack On Global Cooperation appear…

These Senators Need to Be Told: Do Not Vote for Kavanaugh
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2018-10-04
Joan Walsh on the confirmation hearings, D.D. Guttenplan on a new radical majority, and Michelle Chen on the Fight for $15. | The post These Senators Need to Be Told: Do Not Vote for Kavanaugh…

"They Count on You Not Knowing:" Socialists Blow the Whistle on Democratic Party Donor Class
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-04
Wealthy Bay Area investor David Crane is a leading promoter of the neo-liberal agenda within the California Democratic Party. A former advisor to Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Crane is a widely-published critic of state and local tax initiatives, publicly-funded health care, public education, public employees and their pensions. He raises lots of money for "courageous"

Beer Warning Alert (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2018-10-04
If Donald Trump can issue a "Presidential Alert" to everyone's cell phone, it's only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well. | The post Beer Warning Alert (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation is Not a 'He Said, She Said' Case
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-04
Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson takes apart Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing testimony. While the media present this as a "he said, she said" case, Robinson argues that Kavanaugh's testimony is self-incriminating because of his lies…

US Navy Proposes a "Global Show of Military Force" as a Warning to China
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-04
Where this strategy goes off the rails is that instead of just provoking China in its back yard, the US intends to do it, well, everywhere around the world. | The post US Navy Proposes a "Global Show of Military Force" as a Warning to China appeared first on MintPress News.

Five Reasons Why the GOP Is Rushing to Confirm Kavanaugh
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-04
After Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump and the GOP leadership mounted a full-court press to ram through his confirmation before October 1, the first day of the Court's new term. | Why the rush? | In part they want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the November 6 midterm elections. If the Democrats achieve a majority in the Senate, there may not be sufficient votes to confirm him. | But the hurry to get Kavanaugh confirmed has more to do with the cases on the Supreme Court's docket: Republicans are hoping to ensure the outcome of several hot-button cases, including those invo…

Kavanaugh's Defenders in Congress Don't Care About Process
Patricia J. Williams | thenation.com | 2018-10-04
Kavanaugh's Defenders in Congress Don't Care About Process…

Mountain View Residents Protest: "Kavanaugh Lied!"
Progressive | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
Americans protested Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination across the country in over 200 locations on October 3rd. At a busy intersection in Mountain View, California, even a man with a Make America Great Again helmet said, "Kavanaugh probably did it".

With Little Left to Lose, Gaza's Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance
Joe Catron | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-04
"The economic and social situation in Gaza has been declining for over a decade but has deteriorated exponentially in recent months and has reached a critical point." — Marina Wes, World Bank Country Director for Gaza and the West Bank | The post With Little Left to Lose, Gaza's Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance appeared first on MintPress News.

The 'Fix Is In, Folks': Susan Collins Describes FBI's Kavanaugh Probe as 'Very Thorough' While Admitting She Hasn't Read It All Yet
Jon Queally, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
Collins' comments were met with immediate incredulity. | Despite admitting to CNN she still has not read the full report, Sen. Susan Collins–the Republican from Maine who remains a potentially crucial swing vote in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh–emerged from a briefing on Thursday morning and said a report by the FBI. . .

Corporate Front Groups Lobby to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh. On the Supreme Court, He Could Give Them Vastly Expanded Power
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-10-04
Brett Kavanaugh has a uniquely pro-business record. No wonder corporate lobbyists are spending $15 million on ads to get him on the Supreme Court. | The post Corporate Front Groups Lobby to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh. On the Supreme Court, He Could Give Them Vastly Expanded Power. appeared first on The Intercept.

FBI Director Chris Wray Documented Kavanaugh Investigation 'Behind the Scenes' to Maybe Make It 'Public One Day': Report
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-04
We could one day read the efforts taken by the FBI to corroborate Christine Blasey Ford's testimony. | The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has officially concluded its limited investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual abuse allegations against President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett. . .

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Kavanaugh & Legacy of Women's Oppression"
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.

What's the Big Deal, Kavanaugh?
Ed Meek | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-04
Anyone with any degree of objectivity who watched and listened to Brett Kavanaugh knows he was lying. He lied about the drinking age when he was in high school. He lied about not drinking during the week. He lied about how he could remember everything that happened to him. He lied about blackouts. He lied…

Cancel Kavanaugh Art Build, Medic and Security Training
east bay dsa | indybay.org | 2018-10-04
Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609…

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