Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

2018-10-17: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2018-10-17). How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals. mintpressnews.com An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel's airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order. | Usually, those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms. Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable "prisoner of conscience" for the boycott cause. | The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan,…

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-17). The Upcoming Putin-Netanyahu Summit Will Seek to Strike a Balance in Syria. globalresearch.ca Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see each other during an upcoming summit, which will be their first meeting since last month's tragedy. | The Israeli premier said that he spoke to President Putin on 7 …

John Steppling (2018-10-17). Before the Law. counterpunch.org Watching the Kavanaugh circus the last few weeks I kept thinking about the way in which the general public now views law and justice. I suspect most Americans think of law and legality in terms they have learned from Hollywood TV. Perhaps there is no other area in which the general public relies so extensively on assumptions and cliche as the judicial system. But it also raises questions about the law that I suspect even relatively well-educated people never ask themselves. More

Prof. Alon Ben-Meir (2018-10-17). Should the US Stop Enabling Israel? globalresearch.ca Should the US Stop Enabling Israel? appeared first on Global Research.

Washington's Blog (2018-10-17). Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in November 2013. | It is well-documented that the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations. | (Big American banks also launder money for …

Helen Buyniski (2018-10-17). Mainstream Media Drives Getaway Car for Alt-Media Purge. globalresearch.ca Facebook purged more than 800 accounts last week, continuing its scorched-earth campaign of eradicating dissent as Americans prepare to go to the polls. The social media platform is nicely settling into its role as official censor, working hand in glove …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-10-17). Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics. globalresearch.ca The fate of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hangs in the balance. The common perception is that everything depends on which way President Donald Trump moves – go by his own preference to bury the scandal over Jamal Khashoggi…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-10-17). Origins of the Islamic State (ISIS): Who is Behind "Al Qaeda in Iraq"? Pentagon Acknowledges Fabricating a "Zarqawi Legend" globalresearch.ca An internal document produced by U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, states that "the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date."

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2018-10-17). A Conspiracy Theory That Became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research in July 2016 | The heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in …

David W. Mathisen (2018-10-17). The Antidote to Censorship: "Like Public Land, Water and the Air Itself, These Frequencies Are in the Public Domain" globalresearch.ca An extremely noteworthy and negative event took place in early October, largely unreported by the corporate-controlled media: in a coordinated purge, Facebook and Twitter deactivated the accounts of hundreds of independent media pages, some of them with hundreds of thousands …

Craig Murray (2018-10-17). Metropolitan Police on "Chepiga" and "Mishkin" globalresearch.ca I have just received confirmation from the Metropolitan Police Press Bureau that both the European Arrest Warrant and Interpol Red Notice remain in the names of Boshirov and Petrov, with the caveat that both are probably aliases. Nothing has been …

Aeon (2018-10-17). Here's How Catholics Have Become the Brain of the Religious Right — Even As Evangelicals Drive the Vote. alternet.org The birth of the modern conservative movement coincided with the postwar growth of Catholic universities. | Catholics make up a disproportionate share of the intelligentsia of the religious Right in the United States. Although they constitute only a fifth of the US population (and white Catholics make up less than 12 per cent of the US populati. . .

DGGK (2018-10-17). American Friendly Fascism: Not So Friendly Anymore. globalresearch.ca "It is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship…Voice or no …

Rohullah Naderi (2018-10-17). Why Afghan Girls Are Out of School? counterpunch.org The agenda of education in Afghanistan got added attention from the international community due to the Taliban's notoriety vis-à -vis girls' education. The extremist group's inclination toward a religious-oriented educational system, and its detrimental policy of excluding girls from getting an education, made them infamous both in the eyes of the Afghan people and the international More

Prof. James Petras (2018-10-17). Trump's Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel. globalresearch.ca Trump's intimate ties with the world's most unsavory regimes flows from several strategic interests. In the case of Saudi Arabia, it includes military bases; the financing of international mercenaries and terrorists; multi-billion-dollar arms sales and oil profits

Staff (2018-10-17). Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. | Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesday's journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains,…

Van Luong (2018-10-17). Dinner, Education, Networking, 2020 or Bust Bay Area. indybay.org Loving Hut San Francisco, pin | Loving Hut San Francisco Sunset | 524 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122…

All Day, All Night (2018-10-17). SF Hotel Picketline Support Needed. indybay.org The way we will end the Trump/Pence Regime, defeat the war machine, end homelessness, achieve free medical care for all, raise the education level, and much more is by supporting labor. You are needed NOW to walk the hotel picket lines in San Francisco, even for just 15 minutes. The hotels provide no room service, very little cleanliness, very little conference room amenities, yet apparently educated people are crossing the picket lines. They need to be told PICKETLINES MEAN DON'T CROSS!

Steve Pleich (2018-10-17). Conscience and Action Calls for Basic Dignity. indybay.org Nonprofits Ready to Step Up…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-17). Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up. truthout.org Twenty-one-year-old Mirka Mendez, a petroleum engineering student at the University of Texas-Austin (UT), has a deep understanding of the US's technology gap. Without easy access to the internet while in high school, she often had to leave home at 4 a.m. and sit on a bench outside her school so that she could use the building's hotspots to do research, study or write papers before the opening bell. | "There was no internet where I was staying," explained Mendez, who left Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — alone — in 2012. She was 15 and planned to live with relatives who had agreed to let her stay with them for…

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2018-10-17). UC Santa Cruz on Strike! indybay.org

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 …

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

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

South Front (2018-10-16). Video: Idlib Demilitarization Zone Agreement Reaches Its First Deadline. globalresearch.ca On October 15, a first deadline in the roadmap for implementation of the Idlib demilitarization agreement passed. According to this agreement, militant groups had to withdraw all their heavy weaponry and equipment from the declared 15-20km deep zone and halt …

Global Research News (2018-10-16). Selected Articles: US Intervention in Venezuela? 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 …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-16). VIDEO — Além de bombas, mísseis nucleares USA em Itália? globalresearch.ca A B61-12, a nova bomba nuclear USA que substitui a B-61, inserida em Itália e noutros países europeus, começará a ser produzida em menos de um ano. Anuncia oficialmente a Administração Nacional de Segurança Nuclear (NNSA). Informa que, concluído com …

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 …

Tim Libretti (2018-10-16). 'The Hate U Give' teaches us to read and act collectively. peoplesworld.org www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/… 606w, www.peoplesworld.org/wp-co

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…

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 …

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 …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-10-16). VIDEO — Torna l'incubo dei missili a Comiso. globalresearch.ca Il piano fu preannunciato tre anni fa, durante l'amministrazione di Barack Obama, quando funzionari del Pentagono dichiararono che «di fronte all'aggressione russa, gli Stati uniti stanno considerando lo spiegamento in Europa di missili con base a terra» (v. il manifesto …

Stephen Lendman (2018-10-16). Bypassing US Sanctions. Russia to Refine Iranian Oil for Export. globalresearch.ca US harshness toward Iran since its 1979 revolution achieved nothing. The Trump regime's aim to crush its economy, mainly by blocking its oil sales, failed before implementation in early November. | On Sunday, OilPrice.com said Iran has ways around Trump regime …

JD Mangan (2018-10-16). Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Have Indelible Links to Greek Financial Crisis. globalresearch.ca These are the degrees to which Goldman Sachs is responsible for Greece's current woes and the highly indebted status of Deutsche Bank. | To start with the latter issue — arguably more immediately pertinent to current tribulations. The following events should …

F. William Engdahl (2018-10-16). Climate Change, Panic Scenarios, Killing Scientific Debate. The Dark Story Behind "Global Warming" globalresearch.ca The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios "predicting" …

Staff (2018-10-16). The Other Enduring Legacy of Jim Crow in Charlottesville, Va. truthdig.com A new report finds the city has one of the widest education gaps in the country, with white students more likely to be considered gifted.

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 …

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-10-16). C-SPAN Caller Schools Family Research Tony Perkins to His Face: Not Representing 'True Christians' — But 'Worshipers of Donald Trump'. alternet.org "I was an evangelical Christian," the caller explained to Tony Perkins. "But I gave that up. I went back to being a true Christian. " | Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, an evangelical Christian, was challenged by a C-SPAN caller on Tuesday for being a "worshipper of Donald Trump" instead of a "true Christian. "During an appearance on C-SPAN Washington Journal, Perkins was confronted by a caller from North Carolina named Steve. "I was an evangelical Chr. . .

Sabrina Cereceres, Samantha Morgan (2018-10-16). Women Have the Power to End the Student-Debt Crisis. thenation.com Women Have the Power to End the Student-Debt Crisis…

Joe Sandler Clarke (2018-10-16). US Plastic Waste Exports to Developing Countries, Causing Environmental Problems at Home and Abroad. globalresearch.ca US plastic waste exports to developing countries in south-east Asia rose dramatically in the first six months of this year, as the international fallout from China's decision to shut its doors to "foreign trash" continues. | Unearthed can reveal that plastic …

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). 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.

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). Cannibal cookies? Student accused of baking grandmother's ashes and feeding classmates. rt.com They say there's nothing better than grandma's cooking, but what about cookies made from the ashes of a dead grandmother? Police are investigating reports that a California student fed her classmates ash-laced cookies.

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 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

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

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.

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

2018-10-17: Social Media Postees

Metropolitan Police on "Chepiga" and "Mishkin"
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
I have just received confirmation from the Metropolitan Police Press Bureau that both the European Arrest Warrant and Interpol Red Notice remain in the names of Boshirov and Petrov, with the caveat that both are probably aliases. Nothing has been … | The post Metropolitan Police on "Chepiga" and "Mishkin" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/metropolitan-police-on…

Mainstream Media Drives Getaway Car for Alt-Media Purge
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
Facebook purged more than 800 accounts last week, continuing its scorched-earth campaign of eradicating dissent as Americans prepare to go to the polls. The social media platform is nicely settling into its role as official censor, working hand in glove … | The post Mainstream Media Drives Getaway Car for Alt-Media Purge appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-media-drive…

A Conspiracy Theory That Became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
First published by Global Research in July 2016 | The heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in … | The post A Conspiracy Theory That Became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic appeared first on
globalresearch.ca/a-conspiracy-theory-th…

Should the US Stop Enabling Israel?
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
Should the US Stop Enabling Israel? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/should-the-us-stop-ena…

The Upcoming Putin-Netanyahu Summit Will Seek to Strike a Balance in Syria
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see each other during an upcoming summit, which will be their first meeting since last month's tragedy. | The Israeli premier said that he spoke to President Putin on 7 … | The post The Upcoming Putin-Netanyahu Summi…
globalresearch.ca/the-upcoming-putin-net…

Why Afghan Girls Are Out of School?
Rohullah Naderi | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-17
The agenda of education in Afghanistan got added attention from the international community due to the Taliban's notoriety vis-à -vis girls' education. The extremist group's inclination toward a religious-oriented educational system, and its detrimental policy of excluding girls from getting an education, made them infamous both in the eyes of the Afghan people and the international…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/17/why-afghan-g…

Before the Law
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-17
Watching the Kavanaugh circus the last few weeks I kept thinking about the way in which the general public now views law and justice. I suspect most Americans think of law and legality in terms they have learned from Hollywood TV. Perhaps there is no other area in which the general public relies so extensively on assumptions and cliche as the judicial system. But it also raises questions about the law that I suspect even relatively well-educated people never ask themselves.
counterpunch.org/2018/10/17/before-the-l…

Trump's Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
Trump's intimate ties with the world's most unsavory regimes flows from several strategic interests. In the case of Saudi Arabia, it includes military bases; the financing of international mercenaries and terrorists; multi-billion-dollar arms sales and oil profits | The post Trump's Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel appeared first on Global…
globalresearch.ca/trumps-alliance-with-b…

Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-17
WASHINGTON — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. | Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesday's journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains,…
truthdig.com/articles/tornadoes-are-spin…

American Friendly Fascism: Not So Friendly Anymore
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
globalresearch.ca/american-friendly-fasc…

Origins of the Islamic State (ISIS): Who is Behind "Al Qaeda in Iraq"? Pentagon Acknowledges Fabricating a "Zarqawi Legend"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
An internal document produced by U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, states that "the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." | The post Origins of the Islamic State (ISIS): Who is Behind "Al Qaeda in Iraq"? Pentagon Acknowledges Fabricating a "Zarqawi Legend" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-al-qaeda…

Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
The fate of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hangs in the balance. The common perception is that everything depends on which way President Donald Trump moves – go by his own preference to bury the scandal over Jamal Khashoggi… | The post Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/neo-ottomanism-surges-…

How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals
Jonathan Cook | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-17
An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel's airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order. | Usually, those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms. Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable "prisoner of conscience" for the boycott cause. | The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan,…
mintpressnews.com/why-detained-us-studen…

Conscience and Action Calls for Basic Dignity
Steve Pleich | indybay.org | 2018-10-17
Nonprofits Ready to Step Up…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/15/1881821…

SF Hotel Picketline Support Needed
All Day, All Night | indybay.org | 2018-10-17
The way we will end the Trump/Pence Regime, defeat the war machine, end homelessness, achieve free medical care for all, raise the education level, and much more is by supporting labor. You are needed NOW to walk the hotel picket lines in San Francisco, even for just 15 minutes. The hotels provide no room service, very little cleanliness, very little conference room amenities, yet apparently educated people are crossing the picket lines. They need to be told PICKETLINES MEAN DON'T CROSS!
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/16/1881823…

Dinner, Education, Networking, 2020 or Bust Bay Area
Van Luong | indybay.org | 2018-10-17
Loving Hut San Francisco, pin | Loving Hut San Francisco Sunset | 524 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/16/1881823…

Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-17
Twenty-one-year-old Mirka Mendez, a petroleum engineering student at the University of Texas-Austin (UT), has a deep understanding of the US's technology gap. Without easy access to the internet while in high school, she often had to leave home at 4 a.m. and sit on a bench outside her school so that she could use the building's hotspots to do research, study or write papers before the opening bell. | "There was no internet where I was staying," explained Mendez, who left Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — alone — in 2012. She was 15 and planned to live with relatives who had agreed to let her stay with them for…
truthout.org/articles/technology-access-…

UC Santa Cruz on Strike!
Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC | indybay.org | 2018-10-17
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/15/1881822…

C-SPAN Caller Schools Family Research Tony Perkins to His Face: Not Representing 'True Christians' — But 'Worshipers of Donald Trump'
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-16
"I was an evangelical Christian," the caller explained to Tony Perkins. "But I gave that up. I went back to being a true Christian. " | Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, an evangelical Christian, was challenged by a C-SPAN caller on Tuesday for being a "worshipper of Donald Trump" instead of a "true Christian. "During an appearance on C-SPAN Washington Journal, Perkins was confronted by a caller from North Carolina named Steve. "I was an evangelical Chr. . .
alternet.org/c-span-caller-schools-famil…

Women Have the Power to End the Student-Debt Crisis
Sabrina Cereceres, Samantha Morgan | thenation.com | 2018-10-16
Women Have the Power to End the Student-Debt Crisis…
thenation.com/article/women-have-the-pow…

Al Qaeda: The Data Base
Pierre-Henri Bunel | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post Al Qaeda: The Data Base appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/al-qaeda-the-database-…

The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-tyranny-of-fashion…

Selected Articles: US Intervention in Venezuela?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post Selected Articles: US Intervention in Venezuela? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-us-i…

VIDEO — Além de bombas, mísseis nucleares USA em Itália?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
A B61-12, a nova bomba nuclear USA que substitui a B-61, inserida em Itália e noutros países europeus, começará a ser produzida em menos de um ano. Anuncia oficialmente a Administração Nacional de Segurança Nuclear (NNSA). Informa que, concluído com … | The post VIDEO — Além de bombas, mísseis nucleares USA em Itália? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-alem-de-bombas-m…

Heroes… and Villains. Perpetual War
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post Heroes… and Villains. Perpetual War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/heroes-and-villains-pe…

Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Have Indelible Links to Greek Financial Crisis
JD Mangan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
These are the degrees to which Goldman Sachs is responsible for Greece's current woes and the highly indebted status of Deutsche Bank. | To start with the latter issue — arguably more immediately pertinent to current tribulations. The following events should … | The post Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Have Indelible Links to Greek Financial Crisis appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/goldman-sachs-and-deut…

Fifty Years of Mexican October
Kent Paterson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-16
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…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/16/fifty-years-…

Saudis to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Killed During Interrogation?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post Saudis to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Killed During Interrogation? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/saudis-to-admit-jamal-…

Video: Idlib Demilitarization Zone Agreement Reaches Its First Deadline
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
On October 15, a first deadline in the roadmap for implementation of the Idlib demilitarization agreement passed. According to this agreement, militant groups had to withdraw all their heavy weaponry and equipment from the declared 15-20km deep zone and halt … | The post Video: Idlib Demilitarization Zone Agreement Reaches Its First Deadline appeared first on Global Research.
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VIDEO — Torna l'incubo dei missili a Comiso
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
Il piano fu preannunciato tre anni fa, durante l'amministrazione di Barack Obama, quando funzionari del Pentagono dichiararono che «di fronte all'aggressione russa, gli Stati uniti stanno considerando lo spiegamento in Europa di missili con base a terra» (v. il manifesto … | The post VIDEO — Torna l'incubo dei missili a Comiso appeared first on Global Research.
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Dozens Missing in Hurricane Michael as Death Toll Rises
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-16
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 … | The post Dozens Missing in Hurricane Michael as Death Toll Rises appeared first on Global Research.
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Is Lara Alqasem undermining Palestinian boycott campaign?
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-10-16
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…
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The Other Enduring Legacy of Jim Crow in Charlottesville, Va
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-16
A new report finds the city has one of the widest education gaps in the country, with white students more likely to be considered gifted. | The post The Other Enduring Legacy of Jim Crow in Charlottesville, Va. appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics: How the US Weaponizes Them to Accuse China of Debt Trap Diplomacy
Gerry Brown | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-16
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…
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Cannibal cookies? Student accused of baking grandmother's ashes and feeding classmates
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
They say there's nothing better than grandma's cooking, but what about cookies made from the ashes of a dead grandmother? Police are investigating reports that a California student fed her classmates ash-laced cookies.
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Kinky, panty-selling, yoga teacher will still run for office in US despite revelations
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
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.
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Cardiac stem cell treatment pioneer fabricated 31 studies, Harvard & Brigham conclude
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
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.
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Evolution of Religion
Kary Love | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
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.
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From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
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…
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Climate Crisis is Upon Us
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
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.
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US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?
Shared by Gregory Wilpert | therealnews.com | 2018-10-15
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 | The post US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? appeared first on
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US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-15
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 | The post US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal? appeared first on
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As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism
Shared by therealnews | therealnews.com | 2018-10-15
Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK | The post As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'
Alexandra Tempus | progressive.org | 2018-10-14
"Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."
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Weight loss & sex supplements are hiding dangerous substances inside — study
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
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.
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Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to teach AI 'common sense'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
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.
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Creepy survey asks 5th-graders about their sex lives
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
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.
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Decades After Taking Henrietta Lacks's Cells Without Consent, Johns Hopkins Names Building After Her
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-12
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,…
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"Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished"
leili | bdsmovement.net | 2018-10-12
"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…
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Co-founder of Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS refuses to testify before House committee
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
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.
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