Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Kavanaugh & Legacy of Women's Oppression"
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts.
Dan Kovalik's "The Plot To Attack Iran:" A Tool To Combat Washington's Middle East Wars
Stansfield Smith | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
The Plot to Attack Iran gives a readable and well- referenced look at Western — especially US — abuse of Iran. The author and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik presents a concise overview of US imperial conduct since World War II. The book is a reminder, which we need from time to time, of the outrageous hypocrisy and […] | The post Dan Kovalik's "The Plot To Attack Iran: " A Tool To Combat Washington's Middle East Wars appeared first on The Iranian.
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The world's rainforests are under attack at a rate of 2.5 acres per second. Global warming and clear-cutting for growing palm oil and raising cattle are some of the biggest annihilators. The repercussions are devastating. For example, one of the consequences is harmful alteration of hydrological cycles for major grain-growing regions of the planet. But,…
I Don't Smell Anything
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-10-05
To the GOP, Kavanaugh smells like roses. | The post I Don't Smell Anything appeared first on Truthout.
Britain and the Black Gold of Mesopotamia
Jacques R. Pauwels | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The First World War was a contest between two blocs of imperialist powers, whereby a major goal was the acquisition, preservation, and/or aggrandizement of territories — in Europe and worldwide — considered to be of vital importance for the national economy of these powers, mostly because they contained raw materials such as petroleum. We have…
US Senate sets first vote on Kavanaugh nomination
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
The Democratic Party is focusing solely on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as the Republicans move forward to a vote on the right-wing nominee.
Guatemala Marks Six Years Since Indigenous 'Alaska Massacre'
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-05
On October 4, 2012, six Indigenous Mayan K'iche were killed by military personnel during protests.
Crucial Senate vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination (WATCH LIVE)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
The Senate is set to vote on ending the debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process. A yes vote brings Kavanaugh one step closer to confirmation, and the months-long political soap opera to an end.
On Russian TV, Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of "the Plague of Malignant Feminism"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-10-05
Russian state TV describes Brett Kavanaugh as a victim of a global, feminist pandemic which has previously felled Harvey Weinstein and Cristiano Ronaldo. | The post On Russian TV, Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of "the Plague of Malignant Feminism" appeared first on The Intercept.
Empire of Fraud, Made in America
Nicholas Levis | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Lest it be washed out by the next Spectacle, allow me to summarize the most important article yet about the Life of Trump, and to make explicit a couple of the explosive points that the New York Times only implies. On the front end, Fred Trump's fortune drew from decades of post-World War II federal…
Here's How Fox News Is Turning Brett Kavanaugh Into a Symbol of White Grievance
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
Fox News exploiting Kavanaugh conflict to tell white people they're the real victims of racist oppression | The political fight over whether to seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court — a man who has been accused of sexual assault and was nominated by a man who has bragged about sexual assault — seems, to most people anyway, to be a fight primarily about gender. But if you flip on Fox News these days, you would think this battle is la. . .
That Time Churchill Wanted to Start World War III, Before World War II was Even Over
RS Ahthion | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
As the great industrial slaughter of human beings that was World War 2 came to an end and Germany was being divided the British government was drawing up plans to re-arm the Nazi's and along with the Americans, plan a surprise attack against the Soviet Union. The target date for this incredible insanity was July…
Cancel Kavanaugh Walkout against Patriarchy
amp | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
San Francisco Civic Center…
We need to prevent fracking in Australia's Northern Territory
GetUp! | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
By GetUp! – Right now, Australia is barrelling towards its first industrial shale gas field in the Northern Territory — and we know the consequences will be devastating. Earlier this year, under thinly veiled threats from the Federal government, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner lifted the moratorium on fracking in the state.1 | Gunner ignored the concerns of Territorians and dismissed findings from an independent inquiry which labelled fracking "not safe, not trusted and not wanted."2 | https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/18/not-safe-not-wanted-is-the-end-of-nt-fracking-ban-a-ta…
Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to 'save crops'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
A US military program dubbed 'Insect Allies' could be used as a biological weapon, a group of European scientists warns. The Pentagon's research arm claims they are intended to defend crops, but doesn't deny 'dual-use' potential.
We Are All Deplorables Now, by Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan | unz.com | 2018-10-05
Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a "very credible witness," President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts. With the fate of his Supreme Court nominee in the balance, Trump let his "Make America Great Again" rally attendees in Mississippi know…
Immigrants' Health Premiums Far Exceed What Plans Pay for Their Care
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-05
President Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned US immigration policy, arguing that many immigrants pose a threat to the nation and drain US resources. But a study released Monday about health insurance challenges the president's portrayal. | The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was spent on their care. Those in the country without legal status contributed nearly $8 billion toward th…
John Bolton: Iran Is 'Central Banker' For Terrorism
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has called Iran "the central banker of international terrorism" as he laid out a wider strategy for countering Tehran in the Middle East. John Bolton told reporters on October 4 that the U.S. strategy toward Iran would use both military and nonmilitary means to push back on Iranian-backed […] | The post John Bolton: Iran Is 'Central Banker' For Terrorism appeared first on The Iranian.
The Trump Regime Is Out Of Control
Philip Giraldi | iranian.com | 2018-10-05
The nuclear war doomsday clock maintained on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists website has advanced to two minutes before midnight, the closest point to possible atomic apocalypse since the end of the Cold War. In 1995 the clock was at fourteen minutes to midnight, but the opportunity to set it back even further was lost as the […] | The post The Trump Regime Is Out Of Control appeared first on The Iranian.
Progressive strategy for 2018, 2020, and beyond: Five guidelines
Max Elbaum, Calvin Cheung-Miaw | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-05
This article originally appeared at In These Times. It is republished here with permission of the authors and publisher. The unending stream of horrors coming from the White House, combined with the looming 2018 elections, is keeping social justice activists working around the clock. The past few weeks…
San Mateo Says: No No No Kavanaugh
Defeat Trump's Nominee | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
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.
Toward a Socialist Land Ethic: the Foundation of an Ecosocialist Future
Nate Owen | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
There will be no future on a dead planet, socialist or otherwise. If the left is to seize power and bring our planet into the rational egalitarian age we envision, we will need to simultaneously tackle a host of environmental crises. Failure to do so will mean that our project is doomed from the onset.
The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II
Shared by Khalilah M. Harris | therealnews.com | 2018-10-05
Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland's Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward | The post The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II appeared first on The Real News Network.
Mendacity and the Mean Drunk
Martha Burk | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
If you'd never seen a mean drunk and you were anywhere near a TV on September 27, you've seen one now. Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed all the characteristics: belligerence, bullying, shouting, and boo-hooing in out-of-control anger. He said he hadn't watched the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford detailing his sexual assault on her because he…
STOP Kavanaugh Now! No Fascist America! *Emergency protest*
RFBA | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
Assemble at corner of Powell & Market in San Francisco (we may decide to march)…
High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction
MSJM | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
"By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community" — James Madison, Federalist Paper 10…
Move On | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
Over 100 locations across the country, including over a dozen in the Bay Area, in almost every county. Starting and ending times vary, depending on location. Please see this map to find a nearby location, including the hours of the local event: https://act.moveon.org/event/stop_kavanaugh_vigils/search/?akid=217593.35845624.u2mokt&rd=1&t=13…
3,000 Dutch public service workers protest in The Hague
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
Anger over high levels of social inequality in the Netherlands swelled after the neo-liberal-conservative coalition government announced the abolition of the country's tax on dividends.
Obstruction of justice? Schumer, Ratajkowski arrested at mass anti-Kavanaugh protest (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
Hundreds of protesters, including prominent #MeToo celebrity figures Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski, have been arrested in Washington DC during another protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Women Against Fascism Block Fascists in Palo Alto
Rally Against Kavanaugh | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
Across the street from Stanford University's main entrance, the evening of October 4th saw a handful of fascists from Fresno and Piedmont try to disrupt a large rally thanking Christine Ford for testifying against Kavanaugh. Women used their placards including one that read "Women Against Fascism" to block a fascist sporting a sparkly red white and blue hat and Trump sign; others surrounded her chanting "Kava-NO!" | Includes 10 sec video.
Palestinian Leader Controls Fate of U.S. Plan in Region
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-05
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been sidelined, isolated and humiliated by the Trump administration. But the embattled Palestinian leader may have the final say in determining the fate of the White House's long-awaited vision for Mideast peace. | In recent weeks, Abbas has thwarted a series of internationally backed initiatives aimed at rehabilitating the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. With Gaza expected to be the centerpiece of the U.S. peace plan, Abbas has given himself a virtual veto over the expected American initiative. The deadlock over Gaza appears to be a key reason behind the repeated delays in unveili…
Fascism's Return to Italy
Michael Leonardi | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The arrest of Domenico Lucano, the revolutionary Italian mayor of Riace, Calabria noted for welcoming immigrants with a utopian vison for human dignity and peaceful coexistence. Riace (pronounced Riach with a long A at the end) is a small Calabrian town in the south of Italy on the Ionian Sea. This area of Calabria is…
S-300s and Other Military Hardware for Syria, by The Saker
The Saker | unz.com | 2018-10-05
This week Russian officials declared that the delivery of S-300s for Syria was completed and that this first batch included 49 pieces of "military equipment", including radars, control vehicles and four launchers. Russian officials added that, if needed, this figure could be increased to 8-12 launchers. Defense Minister Shoigu added that "the measures we will…
GOP Senator's Hometown Paper Rips His 'Medieval Attitude Toward All Women as Sex Objects' in Devastating Op-Ed
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Republican in history. | The Salt Lake TribuneEditorial Board has launched what may be a historic attack on its vaunted U. S. Senator, Republican Orrin Hatch. The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Repub. . .
Eve Ensler to White Women Supporting Kavanaugh: Stand with Survivors & Fight This Nomination
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-05
Opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is growing across the country as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination, just one day after senators were given their first chance to see the FBI's new investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was a teenager. More than 300 protesters were arrested Thursday during a massive sit-in on Capitol Hill against Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women. The Senate is planning to hold a key procedural vote on his confirmation Friday morning. A final vote on Kavanaug…
ELN Invites Colombian Government to Peace Talks
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-05
Colombia National Liberation Army reaches out to the government in latest attempt for peace in the nation.
Trump's Absurd New Conspiracy Theory: Sexual Assault Survivors Protesting Kavanaugh Are 'Paid Professionals' Working for Soros
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
The president once again went off the rails on Twitter ahead of the Kavanaugh vote. | In the run-up to the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protestors have swarmed the Senate offices, resulting in hundreds of arrests. In one incident yesterday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was cornered by sexual assault s. . .
The Kavanaugh Affair
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
Liberals! Some perspective please! | Donald Trump is the least fit and most corrupt American president in modern times, if not — depending on how slavery factors in, and on what we make of Andrew Johnson and the mid-nineteenth century presidents whose tenure led up to the Civil War — since the founding of the republic. | But if the metric is damage done, not just to the country but also to the world, he is small potatoes compared to George W. Bush. Bush broke the Greater Middle East in ways that continue to reverberate. | Trump's foreign policy initiatives are noxious, and potentially even more danger…
Kathy Griffin, Michael Moore trade barbs as bitter Kavanaugh confirmation saga enters final phase
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
With the Senate preparing to vote on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the wokest of the woke celebrities and #resistance figures are pulling out all the stops to out-tweet and out-liberal each other in protest.
#ICYMI: Kavanaugh v Ford, choose your side on the new frontline of culture wars (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's choice for Supreme Court Justice, is still in line for one of the most influential jobs in the US despite fighting off allegations of sexual assault.
Cancel Kavanaugh Art Build, Medic and Security Training
east bay dsa | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609…
Theater artists ask US & Canadian hosts to cancel Israeli government-sponsored plays
Adalah-NY | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
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.
Men: We've Heard About Assaults, Speak Out About Them
Bob Lord | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation imbroglio shined a bright light on a terrible misconception: that the #MeToo movement is somehow about destroying the careers of powerful men. Again and again, Kavanaugh and his defenders complained that the allegations were "ruining his life" or "his good name." (Never mind whether he deserves it.) This sort of entitlement…
Protesters in a Cage: The 2000 Democratic Convention
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The 2000 Democratic presidential convention, the convocation that ultimately nominated those two Wild and Crazy Guys, Albert Gore and Joseph Lieberman, was held at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles from my home. Because I was at that time the editor of a union newspaper, it occurred to me to apply for…
What the Movie 'Aliens' Taught Us About Dismissing Women's Rage — At Our Own Peril
Melanie McFarland, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
Women's warnings have always been ignored, our trauma dismissed. | Every time I watch the 1986 action-horror classic "Aliens," a film I've watched so many times I've lost count, it takes on new meaning. I've long argued its merits as a metaphor for a woman enduring sexism in the workplace, due to the many trials Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley faces over the three films. In 1979's "Alien," Ripley's an officer on the Nostromo who survives the infiltration of an ali. . .
Roaming Charges: Give Me Condos or Give Me Death!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
The Democrats could have made the debate about Kavanaugh's perjury and blatant political prejudice. The case was iron-tight after the judge's self-incriminating testimony. Instead they made it about having the FBI "corroborate" an event that needed no corroboration. They repeated Biden's blunder (one of many) from the Anita Hill hearings by demanding an FBI investigation. In 1991, the FBI was deployed not to corroborate Hill's story, but to smear her. It's why Poppy Bush agreed to it so eagerly.
The Colonizer Protests Too Much
Steve Stallone | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
As important as the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is to conservatives in cementing their hard majority for decades, it may be just as much a defining battle in our cultural war and gender relations. The noise you're hearing is the cry of millions whose mouths are being covered and whose breathing…
It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-10-05
It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan…
Mountain View Residents Protest: "Kavanaugh Lied!"
Progressive | indybay.org | 2018-10-05
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".
Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize For Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-05
After a landmark year for the "Me Too" movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women's rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: Physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999. The clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was kidnapped and held…
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