2018-10-09: News Headlines

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-10-09). US-Saudi Relations Enter Unchartered Waters. iranian.com The disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in mysterious circumstances while on a visit to his country's consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday still remains unexplained. The plot is thickening by the day. The latest reports suggest that he may not even be alive. The Istanbul Prosecutor has ordered an investigation. President Recep Erdogan has […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-09). American College Student Held in Israel for Support of BDS Movement. mintpressnews.com Her "crime", according to Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry, is that while studying for her bachelor's degree in Florida, she was president of an organization that supported a boycott against Israel.

Jez (2018-10-09). Today's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Kate Aronoff (2018-10-09). Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to Civilization, New U.N. Report Concludes. theintercept.com Around the middle of the last century, the chemical DDT was found to pose a risk to human and animal health. The ultimate response — after a prolonged fight between environmentalists and the chemical industry — was a federal ban on all uses of the substance found to be unsafe. | On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a daunting report, suggesting that we are currently on track for around 3 degrees Celsius of warming caused by gre…

Staff (2018-10-09). U.S. Student Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support. truthdig.com Lara Alqasem, 22, was held for a week and finally barred from the country, despite arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport with a valid visa.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-09). Baltimore Parent Panel on Education. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris joins a group of Baltimore City Public Schools parents to discuss expanding educational opportunity and community engagement in education policy making

Shared by Khalilah M. Harris (2018-10-09). Baltimore Parent Panel on Education. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris joins a group of Baltimore City Public Schools parents to discuss expanding educational opportunity and community engagement in education policy making

wsws (2018-10-09). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Tens of thousands of teachers struck across Chile on October 3 and 4 to press demands, including economic grievances, while 2,000 forestry workers in northern British Columbia in Canada are preparing to go on strike.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-09). IPCC's New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040. therealnews.com The IPCC climate report once said a 3.6 degree F rise from the pre-industrial era could be disastrous. New research drops that threshold to 2.7 degrees F and says that the point of no-return could be as early as 2040

Dahn Shaulis (2018-10-09). Visa Mill Promoters Drop $760K on Key Republicans and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. indybay.org According to Federal Election Commission records, two members of Thompson Education Center, a proposed visa mill in New York State, have spent at least $710,000 for the 2017-2018 election cycle, all on Republican efforts. | Is the China City/Thompson Education Center project a threat to US security or a business scam? Possibly both.

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-09). IPCC's New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040. therealnews.com The IPCC climate report once said a 3.6 degree F rise from the pre-industrial era could be disastrous. New research drops that threshold to 2.7 degrees F and says that the point of no-return could be as early as 2040

RT (2018-10-09). Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill. rt.com LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys' and girls' locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student.

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 …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-08). ACT for America sets its sights on college campuses with upcoming speaking tour. splcenter.org The anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America is taking its message to college campuses. ACT's lead activism strategist, Scott Presler, is scheduled to speak at the University of Akron on Oct. 10. This appears to be the first stop on a fall speaking tour that Presler has lined up, and is part of a greater effort by hate groups to push their agendas onto students.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

RT (2018-10-08). High school band director suspended after cops-at-gunpoint skit sparks outrage (VIDEO). rt.com A high school band director in the US has been suspended after an ill-advised halftime show saw students dressed as cops being held at gunpoint. The skit sparked massive viral outrage and demands that those responsible be fired.

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.

Aba Blankson (2018-10-07). NAACP Leaders Advance Education and Employment Initiative with LDS Church. naacp.org Senior leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, 2018 — another indication of the growing friendship between the two groups. At a series of meetings and presentations held with members of […]

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 | …

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 …

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 | …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 (2018-10-06). 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….

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. …

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). 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.

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.

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.

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…

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 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 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

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). '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.

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.

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