2018-10-11: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2018-10-11). The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election. globalresearch.ca In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times painted a picture of highly effective Russian government exploitation of social media for that purpose. Shane and …

DGGK (2018-10-11). Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) and Influenza: The Implications for Seasonal Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca The CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) was born, just like the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), as an important regulatory agency of the United States government that was intended to regulate various corrupt and monopoly-seeking industries that …

Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2018-10-11). Neoliberal Economics: The Plague of Iran's Economy. globalresearch.ca The Iranian economy is mired in a deep recession. The real or productive sector of the economy is paralyzed, largely by out-of-control (and often illicit) imports that have replaced domestic production. Rent seeking, corruption and the looting of national resources …

Pepe Escobar (2018-10-11). Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil. globalresearch.ca Nothing less than the future of politics across the West – and across the Global South – is being played out in Brazil. | Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early …

Philip Giraldi (2018-10-11). The Two Brett Kavanaugh Stories. globalresearch.ca There were two simultaneous Brett Kavanaugh stories. Together, as part of the confirmation process regarding his nomination as Supreme Court Justice, they revealed how political discourse in the United States has reached a new low, with debate over the man's …

South Front (2018-10-11). Video: Kurdish YPG Cells Attack Turkish-backed Forces in Afrin, Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) carried out a new attack on Turkish-backed forces in the region of Afrin. According to the YPG, 4 members of Turkish-backed groups were killed by the YPG in the village of Mariam. | This was …

Dr. Jeff Masters (2018-10-11). Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall in Florida Panhandle. globalresearch.ca Update: Hurricane Michael made landfall at 2 pm EDT October 10, 2018 near Mexico Beach, FL with top sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 mb. This makes Michael the strongest landfalling mainland U.S. hurricane (by …

David Hooper (2018-10-11). The Anatomy of a Great Deception. 9/11 is Not About the Past. It's About the Future. globalresearch.ca Our good friend Dave Hooper, who created the 2014 hit documentary The Anatomy of a Great Deception, is making a "Part 2." He's already filmed most of it, and it'll be released in September 2019! | Millions of people …

teleSUR (2018-10-11). Colombia: Thousands March in Defense Of Public Universities. telesurtv.net Colombian students and professors are demanding higher budgets to avert a funding crisis in the public system.

Adam Parsons (2018-10-11). A Global People's Bailout for the Coming Financial Crash. globalresearch.ca When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of citizens from below, focused on a single and unifying demand for a people's bailout …

Hans Stehling (2018-10-11). Israel's Plans for Nikki Haley to be the 46th President of the United States? globalresearch.ca Is Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (nee Randhawa), Netanyahu's 'candidate' as Israel makes plans to have AIPAC use its powerful organisation to install her as the 46th President of the United States? | In a transparent move to infiltrate and control American politics, …

Max Parry (2018-10-11). Russian 'Collusion' Is a Red Herring, Emergence of the Far Right, New Wave of Fascism. globalresearch.ca As the 2018 U.S. midterm elections approach, there is still no evidence of 'collusion' between the campaign of President Donald J. Trump and the Russian government after nearly two years of inquiry. Thus far in the Department of Justice's investigation …

Jordan Smith (2018-10-11). Notre Dame Struck a Secret Deal With the Trump Administration to Deny Birth Control Coverage. Now Students Are Fighting Back. theintercept.com The Trump administration bypassed the judicial system to negotiate a backroom settlement with 74 religiously affiliated institutions, including Notre Dame.

Irina Slav (2018-10-11). Kuwait Stops Exporting Crude to the U.S. globalresearch.ca Kuwait has not sent any crude oil to the United States for at least four weeks, EIA's weekly petroleum reports for the last four weeks, which also include a weekly comparison, have revealed. | The last week that saw Kuwaiti crude …

João Pedro Stedile (2018-10-11). Round Two of the Brazilian Election: Interview with João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Workers Movement (MST). globalresearch.ca After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad (Workers' Party – PT) and Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party – PSL), a member of the national board of the Landless Workers' Movement

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-11). Brazil: Neoliberalism with a "Human Face" globalresearch.ca In 2003, "Leftists" applauded the inauguration of Luis Ignacio da Silva as a victory against neoliberalism, without acknowledging that Lula's PT had embraced the demands of Wall Street and the IMF. In the words of IMF Managing Director (2003) "the IMF listens to President Lula and the economic team".

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-11). The Detention of Meng Hongwei and the Western Media's Insinuations against China. globalresearch.ca The Mainstream Media is approaching a very slippery slope after insinuating that Chinese citizens are loyal to the Communist Party of China first and foremost above any and all of their other duties, and that failure to obey Beijing could …

Repost (2018-10-11). Pacifica Radio Network Stands with Wikileaks and Julian Assange. indybay.org Pacifica passed a resolution to defend Julian Assange who is the founder of Wikileaks. "The mainstream media has basically been silent about the harassment of Julian Assange and the attempt to imprison him. And even some so-called progressive outlets have been silent. I think that if Pacifica makes a statement, it will be very important and will serve to educate many people in this country and beyond."

Dahn Shaulis (2018-10-11). 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.

wsws (2018-10-11). Students denounce CIA partnership with University of Illinois Chicago. wsws.org Among the many students who oppose the school's partnership with the CIA is a medical student who told the IYSSE, "The CIA is the greatest terrorist organization in the world, and now it wants its tentacles on our campus."

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-10). Keeping Modi in Power: Why India Might Secure an Anti-Iranian Sanctions Waiver From the US. globalresearch.ca The US doesn't want to do anything that could risk Narendra Modi's reelection next year such as inadvertently contributing to the explosive growth of petrol prices in his country, so it's possible that Trump might grant America's new strategic …

ZeroHedge (2018-10-10). Leaked Transcript: Google Lied About "Dragonfly" China Censorship. mintpressnews.com The project, code-named Dragonfly, would blacklist phrases like "human rights," "student protest," and "Nobel Prize," and has resulted in at least seven Google employees quitting for ethical reasons. Other employees have circulated a letter recognizing a "code yellow" emergency, suggesting that the Dragonfly initiative violates Google's ethical code, which states that the company will not build or deploy technologies "whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights," according to The Inter…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Rashid Khalidi: From Iran to Palestine, Nikki Haley Put a Nice Face on Trump's "Horrific" U.S. Policies. democracynow.org U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The former South Carolina governor—one of the few women in Trump's Cabinet—gave no reason for her departure. During Nikki Haley's time as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the Paris climate accord; the U.N. Human Rights Council; the Iran nuclear deal; UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians; and UNESCO, the U.N. educational and cultural agency. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia…

Michael Howard (2018-10-10). The New York Times Whitewashes Haley. iranian.com The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trump's military regime is, or ought to be, a nonstory. The United States' ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the latter's principles get in […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-10). Haley Resigns as Trump's UN Envoy. globalresearch.ca Nikki Haley is a neocon hardliner, a geopolitical know-nothing, the most unqualified ever US UN envoy, an embarrassment to what diplomacy is supposed to be all about. | Supporting US aggression in multiple theaters, she uses the world body as a …

Kerstin Opfer (2018-10-10). Effective Practices to Sustain Development in Morocco. globalresearch.ca Natural landscapes are declining worldwide. Approximately 30 percent of the world's natural forests are expected to be lost by the end of this century. Further, 25 percent of all land on earth is currently under threat of desertification, resulting in …

Brian Cloughley (2018-10-10). Britain and NATO Prepare for War on Russia in the Arctic. globalresearch.ca On September 30 the UK's foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, delivered an astonishing tirade, saying "The EU was set up to protect freedom. It was the Soviet Union that stopped people leaving. The lesson from history is clear: if you …

aclu (2018-10-10). I Was Reported to Police as an 'Agitated Black Male' — for Simply Walking to Work. aclu.org A Black employee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst opens up about the racial profiling incident that rocked the campus and upended his life. | Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an educated Black professional going about his day was apparently cause for alarm. | That bystander called the police. My workplace was shut down. I was, and remain, humiliated. | Racial profiling at predominantly white institutions is nothing new, and this wasn't the first time that I had to grit my teeth th…

Global Research News (2018-10-10). Selected Articles: NAFTA 2.0. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you think this resource should be maintained and preserved as a research tool for future generations? Bringing you 24/7 updates from all …

Middle East Monitor (2018-10-10). UN: Over 700 Israel Obstacles to Palestinian Movement in West Bank. globalresearch.ca There are more than 700 obstacles to Palestinian movement across the West Bank imposed by Israeli occupation authorities, according to the findings of new research by the United Nations. | According to the comprehensive survey, conducted by UN OCHA in July, …

Andrew Smith (2018-10-10). UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: UK Should Not be Arming Regimes That Target Journalists. globalresearch.ca The Turkish authorities have announced that they will search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul as part of their investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen going into the embassy. | The Saudi regime has one …

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-10). President Assad's Amnesty Decree to Military Deserters. globalresearch.ca The world should welcome President Assad's latest decree granting amnesty to military deserters inside and outside of the country, but observers shouldn't forget that it isn't a new initiative and might therefore not be observed by the parties that matter …

Professor John Ryan (2018-10-10). Review of the Renegotiated NAFTA: Benefits and Drawbacks to Canada. globalresearch.ca There is something strange about this. Other than Maude Barlow and of Sujata Dey of the Council of Canadians, it appears that no other journalists or columnists from the mainstream media have mentioned two significant features in NAFTA 2.0 that …

Rodney Atkinson (2018-10-10). The EU's Economic and Political Weakness. Remainers' Callous Hypocrisy. globalresearch.ca As we described in the previous post the European Union's track record has been disastrous. It has been the least successful trade area in the world over the last 10 years. Global Finance magazine calculated EU GDP growth over this …

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). 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.

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.

RT (2018-10-10). Hey, teacher! Don't leave LGBTQ kids alone! RT debate on Virginia lockdown drill controversy. rt.com Trans policy or common sense? Trans lobby or trans phobia? Why is everybody treading on eggshells around LGBTQ issues, and isn't kids' safety the paramount concern? RT discussed the Virginia public school incident with experts.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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