2018-10-07: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-07). Israel to Use F-35 Stealth Warplanes Against Syria. globalresearch.ca Installation of Russian S-300 air defense systems compromises Israel's ability to continue waging naked aggression against Syrian targets. | Israeli officials claim the IDF is protecting the country's security — despite no threat from Syria, Iran or any other countries. | It's …

Colin Todhunter (2018-10-07). Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism. globalresearch.ca In 2015, India's internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled out environmental activists and NGOs that had been protesting against state-corporate policies. Those largely undemocratic and …

Sophie McBain (2018-10-07). Brett Kavanaugh and the Federalist Society: Inside the Right-wing Group Picking Trump's Supreme Court Judges. globalresearch.ca With Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, it means that five of the nine Supreme Court justices are members of the Federalist Society, a network of right-wing conservative lawyers that has become one of the most powerful groups in …

Asad Ismi (2018-10-07). Brazil: A Crisis of Trust, a Failure of Democracy. globalresearch.ca This article was first published by The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in early September. The article provides a historical overview. It does include recent developments pertaining to the election campaign following Lula's decision to drop out of the race | …

The Conversation (2018-10-07). These Are the Best Foods to Eat for a Good Night's Sleep. alternet.org The science of sleep. | Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness — alongside diet, stress management and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more about how poor sleep influences our dietary choices, as well as how diet influences sleep quality. Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-07). Friendship Alone Cannot Deradicalize Fascists. truthout.org With the publication last week of journalist Eli Saslow's new book, Rising Out of Hatred, which details how the son of KKK leader Don Black renounced white nationalism after becoming friends in college with Jewish students and others who questioned his views, discussions about how to deradicalize fascists are once again in the news. | While stories of transformation, such as the one documented by Saslow inspire optimism, it's important for excitement about such victories not to bleed over int…

Tim Young (2018-10-07). Trump Has Venezuela in His Sights. globalresearch.ca President Trump has again raised the possibility of regime change in Venezuela, as talk of military intervention against its democratically elected government grows in the United States. | Speaking recently at the UN, he declared: | "It's a regime that frankly could | …

Candice Choi (2018-10-07). DARPA's "Insect Allied" Project. Deployment of Insects under a US Military Program Could be Seen as Bioweapon. globalresearch.ca A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. |

| In an opinion paper …

Vanessa Beeley (2018-10-07). Sweida: A Bloody Massacre Barely Registered by Western Media as ISIS Slaughter Innocent Civilians in Their Sleep. globalresearch.ca On the 2nd October 2018, a young woman's life was brought to a brutal end by a bullet from an ISIS executioner's hand-gun. Mrs Thoraya Um Ammar was executed on video by the terrorist group more than two months after …

Andre Vltchek (2018-10-07). Even in "Revolutionary Countries", Mass Media Is Still in the Hands of the Right. globalresearch.ca How could a country win her fight against Western imperialism, how could it become truly independent, if its people are fully conditioned, through the mass media and education, by the North American and European doctrines and world view? | Wherever I …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-10-07). The "Housing Question" in Detroit and throughout the United States. globalresearch.ca This address was delivered at the Wayne State University Labor Studies Center Conference "Workers in Solidarity and Education (WISE)" held on Saturday October 6, 2018 at the Greektown Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit. | *** | One of the most important issues …

Massimiliano Mollona (2018-10-07). Authoritarian Brazil Redux? globalresearch.ca On Sunday 7th of October, the Brazilian people will go to the polls to elect their next president. There has never been such a dramatic election since January 15th 1985 when Brazil returned, the vote to the polls after twenty …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-07). Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America's National Security. globalresearch.ca Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already. | Washington considers China's significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security. | Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are …

DPEN (2018-10-07). Who Is Val Cuevas? The Deep Tentacles Of Charters and Privatization. indybay.org Val Cuevas who is the president of the West Contra County School board is running for re-election. She has deep connections to the charter privatization industry and was funded by the California Charter School Association and the union busting Chamberlin Foundation which is owned by a non-union charter school builder. She is also being supported by United Teachers Of Richmond and it's president Demetrio Gonzalez who was also her former campaign managers.

Carla Stea (2018-10-07). Trump at the United Nations. globalresearch.ca Polar opposites were on glaring display during the United Nations Security Council meeting "Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction," on September 26, with the meeting chaired by President Donald Trump, representing the US Presidency of the Security Council for …

Michael Welch (2018-10-06). Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada: A Conversation with Yves Engler. globalresearch.ca "We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and …

Mark Taliano (2018-10-06). Syrian Voices: Exploding the Lies For Truth and Peace. globalresearch.ca President Assad is not a "brutal dictator".[1] He never was. In fact Syrians have dubbed him "Mr. Soft Heart."[2] | Western demonization campaigns against him are not and never were evidence-based. | Syrians themselves are not "stock" characters either. Certainly, they can …

Alwaght (2018-10-06). Afghan Government Rejects Blackwater Plan to Outsource War. globalresearch.ca The Afghan government has outlawed and denounced as 'destructive and divisive' a proposal by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, to privatize the 17-year-old war in the Asian country. | Erik Prince promoted his proposal on Kabul last week for …

South Front (2018-10-06). Video: Trump's Trade War and Escalation of US-China Standoff. Rising Tensions in the Economic, Diplomatic and Military Spheres. globalresearch.ca Tensions between the US and China are rising in the economic, diplomatic and military spheres. The economic policy of the administration of US President Donald Trump as well as the US strategy aimed at deterring growing Chinese military capabilities in …

RT (2018-10-06). US professor who wished 'death & castration' to Kavanaugh defenders is sent on paid working trip. rt.com A Georgetown University professor, suspended from Twitter over calls to murder 'entitled white men' for supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh and to 'castrate their corpses,' is being sent to travel internationally for research.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-06). The US' New National Strategy For Counterterrorism (NSCT) Targets Pakistan. globalresearch.ca It's not heavily emphasized within the text, but there are more than enough keywords and innuendo to conclude that the US' National Strategy for Counterterrorism is very problematic for Pakistan because it'll likely be wielded as a Hybrid War weapon …

Middle East Eye (2018-10-06). Netanyahu Wants to Abolish the UNRWA: Jerusalem Municipality to Remove UN Agency for Palestinians From City. globalresearch.ca Jerusalem's mayor has said he plans to remove a UN agency for Palestinian refugees from the city, accusing the body of operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel. | Nir Barkat said on Thursday schools, clinics and sports centres, among other …

RT (2018-10-06). 'Cop-killing' halftime show at Mississippi high school leaves community and social media outraged. rt.com A grieving Mississippi community is outraged after a visiting high school team's halftime show portrayed students holding a SWAT team at gunpoint. It comes a week after two police officers in the town were killed while on duty.

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-06). India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat. globalresearch.ca In New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, delivery scheduled for 2020 — ignoring the threat of possible US sanctions….

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-06). Chicago, Police Repression Capital of America: Cop Convicted of Second Degree Murder. globalresearch.ca Police in America nearly always have virtual carte blanche authority to operate with impunity. | Chicago long ago earned a reputation as the police repression capital of America. A Gitmo-type operation on the city's west side is Exhibit A – operating …

wsws (2018-10-06). Australian government hands private schools another $4.6 billion. wsws.org The latest windfall will accelerate the gulf between well-resourced private schools and cash-starved public schools in one of the world's most unequal education systems.

Matthieu Ricard, YES! Magazine (2018-10-06). Science Says Happiness Can Change Your Brain. alternet.org After 2,000 years of practice, Buddhist monks know that one secret to bliss is to put your mind to it. | After 2,000 years of practice, Buddhist monks know that one secret to happiness is to put your mind to it. What is happiness, and how can we achieve it? Happiness can't be reduced to a few agreeable sensations. Rather, it is a way of being and of experiencing the world—a profound fulfillment that suffuses every moment and endures. . .

Marcelo Zero (2018-10-06). The CIA Finger in Brasil's Elections? globalresearch.ca The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It is an old tactic developed by American and British intelligence agencies, …

F. William Engdahl (2018-10-06). China's Uyghur Problem: The Recruitment of Uyghur Muslims to Join Al Qaeda. globalresearch.ca In recent months Western media and the Washington Administration have begun to raise a hue and cry over alleged mass internment camps in China's northwestern Xinjiang where supposedly up to one million ethnic Uyghur Chinese are being detained and submitted …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-10-06). Want to Help After a Disaster? Consider Waiting a Bit. truthout.org What's the best way to help disaster victims? | We agree with other disaster experts that cash is more helpful than mounds of clothing, diapers and other goods. Giving money limits waste and makes it easier to address local needs, among other reasons. | In addition, supporting recovery efforts tied to disasters that occurred a year ago or waiting to give can be the best way to go. Our independent research across wsws (2018-10-06). Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth speaks at televised forum. wsws.org The SEP's candidate for Michigan's 12th congressional district, along with his opponents from the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the pseudo-left Working Class Party, answered questions on immigration, inequality, education and more.

wsws (2018-10-06). Los Angeles teachers union continues to delay strike action as negotiations proceed. wsws.org The union for Los Angeles teachers is fighting to block strike action, despite teachers working without a contract and authorizing a strike.

Philip A Farruggio (2018-10-06). Oblivious to Our Military Industrial Empire. globalresearch.ca If one studies many of Alfred Hitchcock's films, there is a consistent observation by the director about the public in general. Whether it be in Foreign Correspondent (1940), Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The Man Who Knew …

Masud Wadan (2018-10-06). Russia's S-400 Air Defense System: Turkey Fell Victim But India Escaped US Sanctions? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In recent developments, New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, "Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, …

INA (2018-10-06). UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Statements Made by Mayor of Jerusalem. imemc.org The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed its concern, Friday, regarding recent statements made by the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA said that it conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue […]…

Askiah Adam (2018-10-06). Syria's No-fly Zone. globalresearch.ca The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the promised S-300 air defence system has been delivered to Syria with the Karushka 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment, to boost the safety of Russia's military personnel and facilities. …

RT (2018-10-05). Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to 'save crops'. rt.com 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.

Shared by Khalilah M. Harris (2018-10-05). The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II. therealnews.com 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

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-05). The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II. therealnews.com 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

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-05). New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities. therealnews.com Former EPA Official Mustafa Santiago Ali says that the EPA's attacks on science, including their new proposal on regulating toxic chemicals, are driven by the desire to make policy that prioritizes industry over people

Liliana Segura (2018-10-05). Junk Arson Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison for Murder 25 Years Ago. Will Tennessee Release Him? theintercept.com Claude Garrett was convicted of murder based on assumptions about arson and fire behavior that were later debunked. Now he is up for parole.

Candice Choi, Seth Borenstein (2018-10-05). Scientists say U.S. military's insect program could be seen as bioweapon. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP)—A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the…

wsws (2018-10-05). David North's lecture at Peradeniya University in Kandy attracts significant support from students and workers. wsws.org The 200-strong audience responded enthusiastically to the lecture marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

Richard Eskow, Sean McElwee (2018-10-05). Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy—and Voter Turnout. thenation.com Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy—and Voter Turnout…

Shared by Dharna Noor (2018-10-05). New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities. therealnews.com Former EPA Official Mustafa Santiago Ali says that the EPA's attacks on science, including their new proposal on regulating toxic chemicals, are driven by the desire to make policy that prioritizes industry over people

RT (2018-10-04). 'Bowing to racists'? University in Ohio cancels musical over 'whitewashing' backlash. rt.com A university in Ohio has cancelled a planned production of the musical 'West Side Story' after students complained that Latino roles were given to white students instead of students of Latino descent.

splcenter (2018-10-04). SPLC report: Detention system forces people to give up claims to stay in U.S. splcenter.org Before fleeing Somalia, Yuusuf was a teacher.

RT (2018-10-04). Academics 'rewrite' Mein Kampf using radical feminist language, paper accepted. rt.com A trio of frustrated academics has perpetrated an elaborate hoax exposing malpractice within academic research by submitting 20 bizarre and deliberately ridiculous papers for publication, several of which were accepted.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Lift Us Up: Meet the Activists on the Front Lines of the Battle for Educational Justice in America. democracynow.org As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh objects to being held accountable for his behavior in high school, we look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with a roundtable of community activists engaged in the fight to save schools and push for alternatives to punishment and privatization. Their voices are highlighted in a new book titled "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement." In Chicago, we speak with ‚Ä®Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey fo…

aclu (2018-10-03). Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing. aclu.org A Northern California school district is creating a hostile environment for a Black student with disabilities in violation of the law. | School just got back in session, but one school district in Northern California already needs a lesson in how to create a welcoming and safe environment for Black students with disabilities., , A 5-year-old Black student with autism and speech and language impairments suffered for months, including suffering injuries that needed to be treated by a hospital, all because of the inadequate oversight of Hayward Unified School District's staff. In a time when Black students are regul…

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