2018-10-08: News Headlines

James J. Zogby (2018-10-08). Criticism of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic. globalresearch.ca I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn't anti-Semitism by an article in Ha'aretz on the "controversy" created by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to George P. Smith. According to the …

Philip Giraldi (2018-10-08). Fun at the United Nations and in Congress: Israel Wins the Comedy Competition. globalresearch.ca Most people are unaware of the fact that the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly, which takes place in September, is actually a major audition opportunity for aspiring stand-up comedians. This year, American President Donald Trump was …

Justin Raimondo (2018-10-08). The Final Truth of Russia-gate. globalresearch.ca The conspiracy to overthrow a sitting US President extends far beyond our own "Deep State." As I've been saying in this space for quite some time, it's been an international team effort from the beginning. Setting aside the British origins …

Eric Margolis (2018-10-08). No More Torture Says France. globalresearch.ca 'This is La Main Rouge,' said the gruff voice on our home telephone in Geneva, Switzerland.. 'Stop your activities on behalf of the FLN or we will kill you.' The mysterious caller hung up. | I was petrified. La Main Rouge …

Rep. Ron Paul (2018-10-08). NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning? globalresearch.ca Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTA's managed trade with true free trade, the new USMCA expands …

MST, Landless Workers Movement of Brazil (2018-10-08). MST Open Letter on Brazil Election. globalresearch.ca Comrades and Friends of MST around the World, | We would like to share some of our views on this delicate moment of Brazilian politics in the last week of the election campaign: | 1. This election is very special because it …

Patrick Martin (2018-10-08). US Senate Elevates Right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court. globalresearch.ca The US Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as associate justice of the Supreme Court in a near-party-line vote of 50 to 48. Kavanaugh was sworn in only a few hours later by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-08). The Fight to Reverse the Food Stamp Ban for People With Felony Drug Convictions. truthout.org Johnny Waller was turned down for food stamps when he was essentially living at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, as his two-year-old son Jordyn fought for his life against stage-four cancer in his stomach. | Given Jordyn's fragile health, doctors told Johnny to prepare fresh food for him at the hospital. Money was tight since he had left his cleaning business back in Kansas City to care for his son. But that was temporary. Johnny just needed food stamps until he got back home and back to work. | Missouri state officials told Johnny not to bother even applying. He had a felony drug conv…

wsws (2018-10-08). Sharp rise in child protection interventions in Australia. wsws.org The statistics point to a deepening social crisis, particularly in working class and rural areas, with the worst impact on indigenous families.

DPEN (2018-10-08). 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.

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 …

Aeon (2018-10-07). Psychotherapy Is Not Harmless: These Are the Side Effects of CBT. alternet.org CBT has revolutionised mental-health care. | The structured nature of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its clearly defined principles (based on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours) make it relatively easy to train practitioners, ensure standardised delivery and measure outcomes. Consequently, CBT has revolutionised mental-health care, allowing psychologists to alchemise therapy from an art into a science. For many me. . .

Asad Ismi (2018-10-07). Brazil's Non-Elections: 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 | …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-10-07). In Upholding the "Muslim Ban", the Supreme Court Ignored International Law. globalresearch.ca Published in July, this article by Dr. Marjorie Cohn reveals how the US Supreme Court routinely violates international law and the US Constitution | *** | The Supreme Court's opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, affirming Donald Trump's Muslim ban, allows the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. |

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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 | …

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 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-07). Brazil: Neoliberalism with a "Human Face" globalresearch.ca Author's Introduction and Update | Today October 7 is election day in Brazil, amidst rising confusion and misunderstanding. | It is important to focus on the history of the PT government since the outset. | Today Brazil is living the most serious crisis …

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. …

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 …

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, …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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 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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-02). Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico. therealnews.com One year after Hurricane Maria, counting the dead is one of many challenges that Puerto Rico faces under massive debt, crippling austerity, and disaster profiteers. Aaron Maté speaks to writer and educator Rima Brusi and Carla Minet of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-02). Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico. therealnews.com One year after Hurricane Maria, counting the dead is one of many challenges that Puerto Rico faces under massive debt, crippling austerity, and disaster profiteers. Aaron Maté speaks to writer and educator Rima Brusi and Carla Minet of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico

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