2018-10-10: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-10). Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare. globalresearch.ca 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

teleSUR (2018-10-10). Colombian Public Universities Will Go On Strike. telesurtv.net The Colombian Students Movement is calling for a general national strike that is due to begin on Oct. 11th. The students will fight for an autonomous and democratic education as a basic human right, as was stated in a statement released.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-10-10). 'With Kavanaugh on the Court, Checking and Balancing Is Not Going to Happen" globalresearch.ca Janine Jackson interviewed Marjorie Cohn about the Brett Kavanaugh nomination for the October 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | *** | Janine Jackson: Donald Trump's public mockery of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-10). The Sessional Curse: Universities and the Casual Work Force. globalresearch.ca Universities have become bastions of sessional torment, feeding grounds for despair. The term "sessional" is merely a euphemised way of describing an academic employee who has no ongoing employment other than what is offered, a person ever at the mercy …

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2018-10-10). Rembrandt at the Scottish National Gallery. globalresearch.ca Rembrandt at the Scottish National Gallery appeared first on Global Research.

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2018-10-10). The IPCC'S Final Warnings of Extreme Global Warming. globalresearch.ca Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicate that global temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures would constitute a threshold the planet cannot cross without suffering the worst effects of climate change. Yet according to the U.N. …

David Orchard (2018-10-10). A Multibillion Dollar Question: Is the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Still in Effect? globalresearch.ca On October 1, 2018, after some 14 months of negotiations, the prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs unveiled the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In their press conference …

INA (2018-10-10). Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS. imemc.org Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]…

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-10). Video: The Pentagon's Insect Army. globalresearch.ca Swarms of insects, transporting genetically modified infectious viruses, attack the agricultural crops of a country and destroy its food production – this is not a science-fiction scenario, but a plan that is actually being prepared by DARPA, the Pentagon's Defense …

Jon Queally (2018-10-10). As Nikki Haley Resigns, Critics Forced to Clarify That "Pro-War, Pro-Imperialist" Sycophant for Trump Is No "Moderate" globalresearch.ca U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley "was probably the most pro-war, pro-imperialist high-ranking Trump official, and therefore the most beloved Trump official by the war-loving U.S. media. She held every conventional foreign policy view that has generated so much …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-10-10). The Two Party Food Fight: Brett Kavanaugh and "The Torture Memos" globalresearch.ca The Torture Memos, … was a term originally applying: | "…to a set of three legal memoranda drafted by John Yoo as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and signed by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, head …

Prof. Richard Lindzen (2018-10-10). Climate of Fear: Global Warming Alarmists Intimidate Dissenting Scientists into Silence. globalresearch.ca To understand the misconceptions perpetuated about climate science and the climate of intimidation, one needs to grasp some of the complex underlying scientific issues.

wsws (2018-10-10). Trial of "Stansted 15" anti-deportation protesters begins in UK. wsws.org The activists locked themselves around a government-chartered Boeing 767 on the night of March 28, 2017, to prevent take-off.

RT (2018-10-10). Google now plays 'Good Censor' for civility's sake, leaked internal briefing confirms. rt.com Internal research commissioned by Google confirms Orwellian-scale censorship powers enjoyed by tech giants. It says free speech is a "utopian idea," and creating "ordered spaces for safety and civility" is Google's new mission.

wsws (2018-10-10). Canada: The unions' suppression of the 1995-97 anti-Harris movement: Political lessons for today. wsws.org The unions scuttled the province-wide teachers' strike not because of any lack of rank-and-file or public support, but because they feared that the teachers' defiance would spark a wider working-class challenge to the Harris government.

Dahn Shaulis (2018-10-10). 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.

Marcelo Zero (2018-10-09). Tem dedo da CIA nas eleições do Brasil. globalresearch.ca O crescimento do fascismo bolsonarista na reta final, turbinado por uma avalanche de fake news disseminadas pela internet, não chega a surpreender. | Trata-se de tática já antiga desenvolvida pelas agências americanas e britânicas de inteligência, com o intuito de manipular …

Aram Aharonian (2018-10-09). Wolf at the Door: Prospects of US Military Intervention in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The persistent insistence of US President Donald Trump at the General Assembly of the United Nations when he stated that "all options are on the table" to solve the crisis in Venezuela has aroused alarm in political circles in Washington …

Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute (2018-10-09). How Disaster Capitalism Has Ruined Puerto Rico. alternet.org And what Cuba can teach the world about going a different route. | Amnesty International's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo was recently in Puerto Rico. During his trip, Naidoo looked carefully at the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—the Category 4 hurricane in 2017 that tore through the Caribbean. No island in its path was spared, with Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit rightly calling the damage "mindboggling. " Puerto Rico, a part of the Unit. . .

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-09). Growing US Hostility towards China: US Pacific Fleet Show of Force in the South China Sea. Frosty Pompeo Reception in Beijing. globalresearch.ca Deepening US hostility toward China is all about wanting to curb its growing economic, financial, and military might. | It's about Washington's imperial aims, wanting dominance over all other nations, its opposition to mutual cooperation and multi-world polarity, its rage to …

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.

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). The CIA Has Its Fingerprints on Brazil's Election. truthdig.com Editor's note: Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil's presidential election with 46 percent of the vote. A runoff will be held Oct. 28. | 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, with the goal of manipulating public opinion and influencing political processes and elections. It was used in the Ukraine, in the Arab Spring and in Brazil during 2013. | There is science behind this man…

Jordan Richard Schoenherr, The Conversation (2018-10-09). Distrust in Science and Expertise Can Be Deadly — Here's How We Can Overcome It. alternet.org Over time, groups of experts become embedded within our societies. They become our trusted institutions. | Hurricanes, tornadoes and Morning Star (2018-10-09). Brazil's Haddad and Bolsonaro to Go Head to Head in Second Round. globalresearch.ca Brazil's presidential election will go to a run-off between far-right Jair Bolsonaro and Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad on October 28. | Mr Bolsonaro came first in the first round yesterday, with 46 per cent of the vote — just four …

John C. O'Day (2018-10-09). Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Three years ago, as Americans debated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran—popularly known as "the Iran deal"—I highlighted a troubling media trend on FAIR.org ( 8/20/15): "For nearly all commentators, regardless …

Global Research (2018-10-09). Don't Let Your News Be Silenced – Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca The world is changing – but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research brings independent, real information from investigative reporters, academics, witnesses and anti-war activists. We provide a platform for global news and analysis, free from hidden agendas, corporate …

DVBS (2018-10-09). What Is the Best Solution to the Ukrainian Crisis? globalresearch.ca The current Ukrainian crisis and, in fact, the civil war which started at the very end of 2013 are grounded in for decades lasting internal interregional antagonisms between the western and the eastern regions of Ukraine. The crisis is fully …

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 […]

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.

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-09). O exército de insectos do pentágono. globalresearch.ca Enxames de insectos, que transportam vírus infecciosos geneticamente modificados, atacam as culturas de um país destruindo a sua produção alimentar: não é um cenário de ficção científica, mas é o que está a ser preparado pela Agência do Pentágono para …

Karl Mathiesen (2018-10-09). Climate Alarm: 'Most Important Years in History'. globalresearch.ca Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. | Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far reaching and once-avoidable …

Tsvetana Paraskova (2018-10-09). Oil Price Rally Boosts Electric Car Sales. globalresearch.ca Tesla's competition is about to get more crowded next year with many legacy automakers and luxury brands launching a record number of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. | All EV makers will have one common element that could help lift …

Michael Arney (2018-10-09). Special challenges for progressives in election of New York's AG. peoplesworld.org History was made when current New York City Public Advocate Letitia ("Tish") James won the four-way Democratic Party primary election for New York State's attorney general. James defeated Zephyr Teachout, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY CD 18) and Leecia Eve. An associate professor of law at Fordham University, Teachout lo…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-09). GOP Candidate Says the Solution to Rape on College Campuses Is 'Educating Females'. alternet.org Denver Riggleman would rather lecture women on how to avoid being raped than tell men not to rape. | Denver Riggleman, the Republican congressional candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional District, believes that rape is a complicated issue. But most of his solutions seem to put the burden on young women to avoid being raped. On Monday, Riggleman, a distillery owner and Bigfoot porn enthusi. . .

Scott Ritter (2018-10-09). Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to America. globalresearch.ca Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to the American spotlight. A career Israeli politician who attended school in the United States, he specializes in the kind of rhetoric that his American counterparts revel in—a kind of narcissism that's more used car …

Philip Giraldi (2018-10-09). Aux Barricades Mes Enfants! The Insanity of US Foreign Policy. The Danger of War. globalresearch.ca On October 21st there will be a Women's March on the Pentagon hosted by the Global Women's Peace Action. My wife and many of our friends will be going and even I will tag along in support in spite …

Harry Glasbeek (2018-10-09). Chevron, Corporations and the Law Versus Life and Lives. globalresearch.ca The decision in Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation by the Ontario Court of Appeal denied justice owed to some 30,000 Ecuadorian people grievously harmed by profiteering oil companies. The story is an example of how the routine application of formality in …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-09). L'esercito di insetti del pentagono. globalresearch.ca Sciami di insetti, che trasportano virus infettivi geneticamente modificati, attaccano le colture di un paese distruggendo la sua produzione alimentare: non è uno scenario da fantascienza, ma quanto sta preparando l'Agenzia del Pentagono per i progetti di ricerca scientifica avanzata …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-09). Did the Saudis Kidnap and Murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi? globalresearch.ca On October 2, prominent Saudi journalist/critic Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi kingdom's Istanbul, Turkey consulate, needing documents for his upcoming wedding, scheduled for this week. | He hasn't been seen or heard from since, likely victimized by foul play. Turkish …

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

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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…

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