2018-10-16: News Headlines

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-16). The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy. globalresearch.ca The modern art world is filled with pranks and pranksters, the clowns who have decided that play counts for art. Brattish artists foist a range of projects and conceptual themes upon art galleries who, foolishly, see emperors decked in the …

Kent Paterson (2018-10-16). Fifty Years of Mexican October. counterpunch.org In understanding contemporary Mexican politics and society, the careful observer might well draw a line before and after October 2, 1968. That was the day when Mexican soldiers killed, wounded and detained hundreds of students and civilians who had peacefully assembled in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City to demand a more democratic government and More

Patrick Martin (2018-10-16). Dozens Missing in Hurricane Michael as Death Toll Rises. globalresearch.ca The death toll from Hurricane Michael continues to mount as rescue and recovery crews work through the vast area along the coastline of the Florida panhandle and further inland that was laid waste by the gigantic storm, the third strongest …

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue Killers or Rogue Royals? globalresearch.ca Trump's claim that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's possible murder is likely only half of the story in the sense that this operation probably wasn't ordered by Riyadh but might have been …

Pierre-Henri Bunel (2018-10-16). Al Qaeda: The Data Base. globalresearch.ca Osama bin Laden with Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1979 (source unconfirmed) | Global Research Editor's Note | This article originally published by Global Research in 2005 sheds light on the nature of Al Qaeda, an intelligence construct used by Washington to destabilize and destroy …

pacbi (2018-10-16). Is Lara Alqasem undermining Palestinian boycott campaign? bdsmovement.net Is Lara Alqasem undermining Palestinian boycott campaign?: In the NewsAny International student, regardless of identity, enrolling in a complicit Israeli university is violating the Palestinian nonviolent picket line. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boyc…

Philip A Farruggio (2018-10-16). Heroes… and Villains. Perpetual War. globalresearch.ca My late great friend Bill K. was a man rich in life experience. Bill had been a Chicago cop during the 'turbulent' 60s going against the grain by refusing to hassle Black faces and anyone who demonstrated at the 1968 …

South Front (2018-10-16). Video: Syrian Army Kicks Off Another Attempt to Eliminate ISIS in Al-Safa. globalresearch.ca On October 11th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), local militais, and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) prepared to launch a new offensive on the remaining ISIS fighters in the al-Safa area with support from Russia, …

Telesur (2018-10-16). Mexico Confirms Number of Disappeared at 37,485. globalresearch.ca Mexico officials confirmed Tuesday that there are 37,485 people disappeared in the country, 340 of which have been declared dead. | Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete while unveiling the new "National People Search System", announced the number of missing persons in …

Gerry Brown (2018-10-16). Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics: How the US Weaponizes Them to Accuse China of Debt Trap Diplomacy. counterpunch.org With China and Russia named as the two greatest threats to continuing American hegemony end of last year, the velvet gloves have come off the Washington establishment, baring their knuckles against the Middle Kingdom in plain view of the entire world. In recent weeks, anti-China rhetorics and vitriol emanating from the Oval Office and Capitol More

Ulson Gunnar (2018-10-16). American Media Seeks to Poison US-Russian Cooperation in Space. globalresearch.ca After a string of suspicious incidents involving Russia's venerable Soyuz rocket system, several prominent American newspapers have attempted to poison the last remaining area of significant cooperation between Russia and the United States. | This includes the Washington Post which has …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-16). Saudis to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Killed During Interrogation? globalresearch.ca According to CNN, Reuters, AP News, the NYT, and other media, the Saudis will admit responsibility for Khashoggi's death. | Citing unnamed sources, media reports claim Riyadh will say he died during a botched interrogation and plan to abduct him, what …

RT (2018-10-16). Kinky, panty-selling, yoga teacher will still run for office in US despite revelations. rt.com A city council election in the US took a bizarre turn after one of the candidates was found to have an online alter ego that performed webcam striptease in addition to selling her used underwear and gym shorts online.

RT (2018-10-16). Cardiac stem cell treatment pioneer fabricated 31 studies, Harvard & Brigham conclude. rt.com Two prestigious US hospitals have concluded a prominent cardiologist whose research served as the foundation for cardiac stem cell therapy fabricated or falsified data in at least 31 published studies that should now be retracted.

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2018-10-16). UC Santa Cruz on Strike! indybay.org

Steve Pleich (2018-10-16). Conscience and Action Calls for Basic Dignity. indybay.org Nonprofits Ready to Step Up…

Peter Korzun (2018-10-15). The United States Did It Again: Its Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria. globalresearch.ca The US-led coalition used white phosphorus (WP) munitions while delivering air strikes against the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor on Oct. 13. The attack resulted in civilian casualties. Last month, WP munitions were also used by two US Air Force …

Daisy Luther (2018-10-15). Why the Coordinated Alternative Media Purge Should Terrify Everyone: Soon Those Who Hate Freedom Will Have Unquestioned Access to the Minds of 2 Billion People. globalresearch.ca Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It's just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they'll soon …

Kary Love (2018-10-15). Evolution of Religion. counterpunch.org Science answers many questions but not of morality or wisdom. Human judgment is responsible there. But morality began with evolution. It was useful work that people did that had survival value. So, the tribe recognized that those who carried their load and were able to contribute above their need were desirable members of the tribe. More

FBD (2018-10-15). Dow AgroSciences Seeks to Expand Use of Bee-killing Pesticide to Additional 3 Million Acres in California, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a request by Dow AgroSciences to dramatically expand the use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor to rice, avocados, greenhouses, tree farms and residential ornamental plants sold at retail outlets. | The EPA has already concluded …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-15). VIDEO — Die Insektenarmee des Pentagons. globalresearch.ca Insektenschwärme, die gentechnisch veränderte infektiöse Viren transportieren, die landwirtschaftliche Nutzpflanzen eines Landes angreifen und seine Nahrungsmittelproduktion zerstören — das ist kein Science-Fiction-Szenario, sondern ein Plan, der von der DARPA, der Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency des Pentagons, derzeit vorbereitet wird….

Pepe Escobar (2018-10-15). Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers. globalresearch.ca Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration and Western sanctions as foreign policy. | It is the paradigm shift …

Colin Todhunter (2018-10-15). From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture. counterpunch.org Food and environment campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just produced the report 'Shockingly high levels of weedkiller found in popular breakfast cereals marketed for British children'. In this 68-page document, she draws from new research in the UK that mirrors findings from the US about the dangerous levels of glyphosate found in food, especially products More

Yves Engler (2018-10-15). Ottawa's Incestuous World of Pro-military Lobbying. globalresearch.ca How do you feel about taxpayer-funded organizations using your tax dollars to lobby elected politicians for more of your tax dollars? | Welcome to the Canadian military. | Last week Anju Dhillon told the House of Commons | "I saw first-hand the sacrifices | …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-10-15). Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson. globalresearch.ca "It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes." — President Andrew Jackson, Washington, July 10, 1832 | They are three players, all problematic in their own way. …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Incendiary and Cluster Munitions. globalresearch.ca Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. | Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. | The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV Convention) states: …

INA (2018-10-15). Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student. imemc.org The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]…

Irandokht Paigah (2018-10-15). Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community. iranian.com I'm new to politics. My family ingrained a very clear message in my mind from when I was young — they said focus on your education, work hard, take care of your family and stay far away from politics. It made sense at the time, so I didn't question it and did exactly what I […]

Rob Urie (2018-10-15). Climate Crisis is Upon Us. counterpunch.org One of the more useful allusions hidden in plain sight in the recent IPCC / UN report on climate crisis is the distinction between the pre-industrial and industrial ages that defines the era of climate crisis. Industrial capitalism, a/k/a capitalism, is the cause of climate crisis. Plenty of pseudo-scientific rubbish about human caused and Anthropocene can be found in the report's text. But industry— the integration of science and technology in capitalist production, is identified as the cause. No longer are goat herders in Turkmenistan as responsible as the executives of Exxon-Mobil for the unfolding debacle.

Ulrich Rippert (2018-10-15). A Quarter-million Protest in Berlin Against the Grand Coalition and the Return of Fascism. globalresearch.ca Nearly 250,000 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin against racism, the far-right Alternative for Germany's witch-hunting of immigrants, and the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government. | Organized around the central slogan "#indivisible—solidarity instead of exclusion," the protest was one of …

Turki Aldakhil (2018-10-15). US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself. globalresearch.ca I read the Saudi statement in response to the American proposals regarding sanctions on Saudi Arabia. The information circulating within decision-making circles within the kingdom have gone beyond the language used in the statement and discuss more than 30 potential …

aclu (2018-10-15). On Election Day, the Voters of New Hampshire Can Protect Their Privacy in the Digital Age. aclu.org Ballot question 2 seeks to guarantee that residents' right to privacy in their "private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent." | "Live free or die." | As reflected in its official state motto, no state has unequivocally embraced the principles of liberty and privacy more than the state of New Hampshire. These ideals make up the core of the state's philosophical DNA. It is therefore surprising that New Hampshire is conspicuously missing from the list of the Stephen Lendman (2018-10-15). Syria: Another US Forever War? globalresearch.ca Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. | Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end …

Alison Bodine (2018-10-15). Why Is the CBC Lying About Venezuela? Trudeau Government Favors US Intervention. globalresearch.ca While in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly during the last week of September the Prime Minister of Canada spoke about Venezuela. As he defended the government of Canada's outrageous decision to lead the right-wing attempt to …

DTPW (2018-10-15). Bolsonaro and Brazil's "National Security Ideology": Order and Progress Was Never a Civilian Slogan. globalresearch.ca The apparent victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections has been analysed as the return of some kind of fascism to Brazil: electing dictators where they previously had to enter office in tanks. However, Brazilians, unlike Portuguese, …

Global Research News (2018-10-15). Selected Articles: Facebook Censorship and the Atlantic Council. globalresearch.ca For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide of Facebook and Search Engine manipulations, we call upon …

Steve Sweeney (2018-10-15). Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Denies Claims He Was Bribed to Kidnap Wanted Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen. globalresearch.ca Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn has denied claims he was offered a bribe to kidnap an Islamic cleric and smuggle him to Turkey, where he is accused of masterminding the failed 2016 coup. | According to the Wall Street …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-15). As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism. therealnews.com Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-15). US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? therealnews.com September's unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI's Gerald Epstein

Shared by therealnews (2018-10-15). As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism. therealnews.com Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Zero Hedge (2018-10-15). Scientists Freak Out Over Pandemic Potential of Genetically Engineered Smallpox. globalresearch.ca Following the release of a paper earlier this year which describes how researchers stitched together segments of DNA in order to revive horsepox — a previously eradicated virus, scientists have been flipping out over the possibility that bad actors may …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-15). US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? therealnews.com September's unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI's Gerald Epstein

Alexandra Tempus (2018-10-14). Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'. progressive.org "Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."

RT (2018-10-14). Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside — study. rt.com Dietary supplements promising enhanced sexual pleasure, weight loss, and muscle gain secretly contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, researchers warn. The FDA has failed to crack down on offenders, they say, placing Americans at risk.

RT (2018-10-14). Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to teach AI 'common sense'. rt.com The US military research agency will spend millions helping computers engage better with the real world — a necessary step en-route to creating genuinely sentient robots, and not just calculating machines.

RT (2018-10-13). Creepy survey asks 5th-graders about their sex lives. rt.com Parents at a Vermont elementary school were livid after learning their 10-year-old children were queried about their sexual history and gender identity without their permission as part of a university research project.

leili (2018-10-12). "Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished" bdsmovement.net "Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished": UpdatePalestinian civil society responds to efforts by the University of Michigan to silence teachers who act in support of Palestinian human rights: "As long as Israeli universi…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Decades After Taking Henrietta Lacks's Cells Without Consent, Johns Hopkins Names Building After Her. democracynow.org Johns Hopkins University has announced plans to name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who permanently changed modern medicine nearly 70 years ago when it was discovered that her cells could live forever. These "immortal cells" have helped scientists produce remedies for numerous diseases, including the first polio vaccine, that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. But Lacks's cells were taken without her consent when she was a patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 1951. For decades, the woman whose cells would transform modern medicine was unknown. Instead,…

RT (2018-10-12). Co-founder of Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS refuses to testify before House committee. rt.com Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm that commissioned the notorious anti-Trump Steele dossier while funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign money, has refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

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