2018-09-23: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-09-23). Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like. iranian.com Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called "Resistance" to the Trump administration doesn't actually resist Trump's most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization […]

Amir Parstabar (2018-09-23). AHVAZ. iranian.com

Mehr News Agency (2018-09-23). Ahvaz Parade Attack Terrorists Trained In Two Persian Gulf Littoral States. iranian.com A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the terrorists have been trained in two Persian Gulf littoral states, with the help of US and Mossad, and enter the Islamic Republic. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]hekarchi told media outlets that at 9 am this morning, the army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under […]

RT (2018-09-23). 'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack. rt.com The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.

Nidal Rahawi (2018-09-22). Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region. globalresearch.ca In part I of this article we spoke with Mr. Nidal Rahawi about life under Kurdish rule and some of the most recent tragic events that have taken place. In part II we will expand on the topic of education …

Zero Hedge (2018-09-22). China Threatens US With "Consequences" If It Does Not "Immediately" Revoke Sanctions Over Russian Weapons Deal. iranian.com Just hours after Beijing called off trade talks with the US in the biggest escalation of the trade feud between the two nations, the war of words between China and the US ratcheted up on Saturday, when Beijing lashed out again at Washington, saying that China's decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is […]

RFE (2018-09-22). Dozens Killed In Iran Military Parade: Arab Group Takes Responsibility For Attack. iranian.com The death toll in the Iran military parade attack has risen to 24 (update: 29), according to the Iranian state news agency IRNA. State media said gunmen opened fire at the event in the southwest city of Ahvaz on September 22. State television said the assault targeted a stand where Iranian officials were gathered to […]

Sputnik News (2018-09-22). Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel. iranian.com Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists are not members of the Daesh* [terrorist group, banned in Russia] and do not belong to groups […]

SouthFront (2018-09-22). Netanyahu: Israel To Deliver 'Crushing Blow' To Hezbollah If It Uses Its 'Precision Rockets'. iranian.com On September 20th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "crushing blow" if Hezbollah uses its "precision rockets." Netanyahu's promise came in response to the words of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah (pictured above) said that despite Israel's best efforts to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced armaments, the militia possesses "precision and non-precision rockets and […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-22). Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right. iranian.com Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […]

EuroNews (2018-09-22). Major Powers, Except U.S. Try To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive. iranian.com Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York […]

Staff (2018-09-22). Gunmen Attack Iran Military Parade, Killing at Least 25. truthdig.com Gunfire erupts amid a crowd in Ahvaz, forcing Revolutionary Guardsmen, civilians and government officials to take cover. Arab separatists are suspected in the attack, the country's deadliest in years.

Middle East Eye (2018-09-22). Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead. globalresearch.ca Iran president Hassan Rouhani has vowed a "crushing response" after four gunmen attacked a military parade in the city of Ahwaz, killing at least 25 people, including soldiers and civilians. | The fighters opened fire on a large crowd of spectators …

wsws (2018-09-22). Beijing cancels trade talks with Washington after US sanctions China for weapons purchases. wsws.org The moves mark a further escalation of trade and military tensions between the US and China.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-21). In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran. therealnews.com At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online

James Munson (2018-09-21). On Climate, the Centrists are the Deplorables. counterpunch.org For most countries, to be poor now is to have been rich before it mattered, like Bolivia or the Congo, or rich when it mattered, like Venezuela and Iraq. Literally torn apart for their timber, ore, labor, or spot on the map by resource-poor or depleted, or simply-gluttonous, rich ones. Terrain, climate, or sensitive agriculture More

George Capaccio (2018-09-21). Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War. counterpunch.org During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-09-21). Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost! counterpunch.org + The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben More

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2018-09-21). What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War. globalresearch.ca While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also contains sufficient substance that brings America's role in Syria down to zero. This becomes particularly evident when we compare the …

Farid Parsa (2018-09-21). What Is Reza Aslan's Islamic Utopia? iranian.com Reza Aslan has been critical of Islamic fundamentalism. And he's doing his best to articulate his version of Islam distinguishing it from the fanatical ones. Aslan, however, does not speak much about secularism. Whatever issue people may have with the Western democratic system, Aslan and people like Aslan have managed to fulfill their potential in […]

RFE (2018-09-21). Volkswagen Rejects US Report Suggesting It Will Not Do Business In Iran. iranian.com Carmaker Volkswagen AG rejected on Thursday a report suggesting it had decided against doing business in Iran after coming under pressure from Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, saying its position on the country had not changed. U.S. sanctions against Iran, introduced by President Trump after his decision to pull the United States out of the […]

WSWS (2018-09-21). Iran Responds To Economic Crisis And US Destabilisation With Repression Of Working Class. iranian.com Last month, authorities sentenced teacher Mohammad Habibi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association of Tehran (ITTA-Tehran), to a 10-and-a-half-year term in jail and 74 lashes. According to the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI), Habibi was arrested on May 20, along with 13 others, after security forces and undercover agents […]

Juan Cole (2018-09-21). The GOP Is After Kerry For Iran Meetings, But Has A Long History Of Covert Foreign Scandals. iranian.com Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and now Florida Senator Mario Rubio this week attacked former Secretary of State John Kerry for meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif this past winter and spring for conversations about ways of preserving the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). Former secretaries of state such […]

Nick Cunningham (2018-09-21). Iran Sanctions Are Damaging the Dollar. globalresearch.ca Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil imports from Iran despite widespread disagreement over the policy. Yet, we are only in the …

Younes Zangiabadi (2018-09-21). Has The Gulf Cooperation Council Been The Biggest Loser Of Trump's Iran Policy? iranian.com For the second time, the Trump administration announced its postponing of the October summit with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) unit next year. The stated agenda for the summit was to reunify the GCC against Iran's influence in the region. This event is another example of Trump administration's failure in rallying the GCC countries […]

FHRII (2018-09-21). Rouhani Should Be Called To Account For Human Rights Abuses In Iran At UN Gathering. iranian.com As President Hassan Rouhani comes to NY to attend the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) urges the international community to directly address the worsening human rights situation in Iran with the Iranian president. Diplomats should raise the issue of the arrests of peaceful activists, lawyers and […]

ZeroHedge (2018-09-21). US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales. mintpressnews.com A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh.

Jim Green (2018-09-21). Nuclear Power Lobbyist Learns to "Love the Bomb" globalresearch.ca Decades of deceit have been thrown overboard with the new nuclear sales pitch, argues JIM GREEN. The new sales pitch openly links nuclear power to weapons and argues that weapons programs will be jeopardised unless greater subsidies are provided for …

wsws (2018-09-21). New Zealand government extends troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. wsws.org The announcement that troops will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan further demolishes claims that the NZ Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government is a "progressive" alternative.

WSWS (2018-09-21). Iran Responds To Economic Crisis And US Destabilisation With Repression Of Working Class. iranian.com Last month, authorities sentenced teacher Mohammad Habibi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association of Tehran (ITTA-Tehran), to a 10-and-a-half-year term in jail and 74 lashes. According to the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI), Habibi was arrested on May 20, along with 13 others, after security forces and undercover agents […]

wsws (2018-09-21). Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class. wsws.org This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.

RT (2018-09-21). 'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO). rt.com A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.

James Carden (2018-09-20). Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria. thenation.com Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-09-20). US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.

RT (2018-09-20). To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report. rt.com Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't. |

RT (2018-09-20). Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons. rt.com There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.

Edward Hunt (2018-09-19). As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business" progressive.org "I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."

aclu (2018-09-19). Trump Is Unshackling America's Drones Thanks to Obama's Weakness. aclu.org Obama didn't do enough to curtail America's drones. Now expansion under Trump could have devastating consequences. | The piece was originally published by The Guardian. | For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their RT (2018-09-19). Will Musk's SpaceX launch weapons? 'Think we would,' company president says. rt.com Elon Musk's rocket-making company is not only tight with the Pentagon but, if duty calls, could also start launching military weapons, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer has said.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Administration Slashes Number of Permitted Refugees in U.S. to Historic Low, Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation, Syrian Missile Downs Russian Military Aircraft, Killing 15, Russia and Turkey Announce Plan to Create Demilitarized Zone in Idlib, Yemen: U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Accused of Deadly Bombing of Radio Station, Pyongyang: North and South Korean Leaders Reportedly Preparing to Declare End of Korean War, Hurricane Florence Death Toll Reaches 32 as Threat of Toxic Coal Ash Release Looms, Death Toll from Typhoon Mangkhut Tops 74 with 3 Million Displaced i…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-18). Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing — This Time for Syria. therealnews.com John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar?

RT (2018-09-18). US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria. rt.com USS 'Harry S. Truman' is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week's drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-17). Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War. therealnews.com A look into how the military-industrial complex fuels endless war for corporate profits. CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin discusses her new report on the five largest US weapons manufacturers and their arms deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt

RT (2018-09-17). Republican congressman calls Syrian President Assad 'the Butcher of Baghdad' in war geography fail. rt.com In a clumsy attempt to attack a non-interventionist congressional colleague, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger got his war geography mixed up — referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad as "the Butcher of Baghdad".

Dan Cohen (2018-09-16). Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO). grayzoneproject.com An exclusive Grayzone investigative documentary rips the cover off of the most sophisticated and expensive campaign of humanitarian interventionist propaganda…

Reed Richardson (2018-09-14). As Trump Commits to Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed. fair.org Corporate media obsessed over the whodunit of an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times ( 9/5/18). | The anonymous New York Times op-ed ( 9/5/18), purportedly written by a senior Trump administration official, coupled with the release of Bob Woodward's new book, Fear—itself full of White House back-stabbing and anonymous quotes—unleashed a veritable tsunami of breathless press speculation last week. But lost amidst the deluge was a Trump administration story that will have deadly, far-reaching consequences long after the Times op-ed is forgotten and Woodward's book hits the discount pile. That's because Trump effectively endorsed endless US war in Syria last week, and almost no one in the press noticed. | There were a few lonely exceptions. The Washington Post ( 9/6/18) spelled out the new Trump administration policy quite clearly, though the banality with which US foreign…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2018. democracynow.org Activists Rally at Protests Worldwide to Demand Urgent Action on Climate Change | , Syrian and Russian Militaries Continue Offensive in Idlib, Obama Slams Trump as "Threat to Democracy", Trump Ex-Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison | , Senator Warren: Time to Use 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office | , U.S. to Adopt Aggressive Stance Against International Criminal Court, Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinian Protesters Friday | , NYT: U.S. Officials Met with Rebel Venezuelan Officials to Discuss Coup Against Maduro | , Egyptian Court Sentences 75 Muslim Brotherhood Members to…

Suzanne Bohan (2018-09-08). Let's Heal Kids, Not Harden Schools. progressive.org Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

Reese Erlich (2018-08-24). Foreign Correspondent: What Has Fifteen Years of U.S. Occupation Produced? Angry Iraqis. progressive.org As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought.

2018-09-23: Social Media Postees

AHVAZ
Amir Parstabar | iranian.com | 2018-09-23
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'We'll overthrow them!' Trump's lawyer stirs up 'Iran Uprising Summit' after deadly terrorist attack
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-23
The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.
rt.com/usa/439146-iran-uprising-summit-r…

Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the Deteriorating Conditions in the Northeastern Region
Nidal Rahawi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
In part I of this article we spoke with Mr. Nidal Rahawi about life under Kurdish rule and some of the most recent tragic events that have taken place. In part II we will expand on the topic of education … | The post Syrian Activist Nidal Rahawi Provides Rare Insight into the…
globalresearch.ca/syrian-activist-nidal-…

Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Russia has rejected the principle of negotiating the lifting of US sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran stopping the development of its missile program. A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stressed that such a program is Iran's "sovereign right that cannot be dealt with under the principle of diktats." This was Moscow's […] | The post Russia: Developing A Missile Program Is Iran's Sovereign Right appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/22/missile-program-i…

Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists are not members of the Daesh* [terrorist group, banned in Russia] and do not belong to groups […] | The post Iranian Army Spokesman: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked To US, Israel appeared first on Th…
iranian.com/2018/09/22/ahvaz-military-pa…

Major Powers, Except U.S. Try To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive
EuroNews | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York […] | The post Major Powers, Except U.S. Try To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/21/major-powers-try-…

Gunmen Attack Iran Military Parade, Killing at Least 25
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-22
Gunfire erupts amid a crowd in Ahvaz, forcing Revolutionary Guardsmen, civilians and government officials to take cover. Arab separatists are suspected in the attack, the country's deadliest in years. | The post Gunmen Attack Iran Military Parade, Killing at Least 25 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/gunmen-attack-iran…

Netanyahu: Israel To Deliver 'Crushing Blow' To Hezbollah If It Uses Its 'Precision Rockets'
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
On September 20th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "crushing blow" if Hezbollah uses its "precision rockets." Netanyahu's promise came in response to the words of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah (pictured above) said that despite Israel's best efforts to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced armaments, the militia possesses "precision and non-precision rockets and […] | The post Netanyahu: Israel To Deliver 'Crushing Blow' To Hezbollah If It Uses Its 'Pr…
iranian.com/2018/09/21/israel-crushing-b…

Dozens Killed In Iran Military Parade: Arab Group Takes Responsibility For Attack
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-22
The death toll in the Iran military parade attack has risen to 24 (update: 29), according to the Iranian state news agency IRNA. State media said gunmen opened fire at the event in the southwest city of Ahvaz on September 22. State television said the assault targeted a stand where Iranian officials were gathered to […] | The post Dozens Killed In Iran Military Parade: Arab Group Takes Responsibility For Attack appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/22/24-killed-in-iran…

Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-22
Iran president Hassan Rouhani has vowed a "crushing response" after four gunmen attacked a military parade in the city of Ahwaz, killing at least 25 people, including soldiers and civilians. | The fighters opened fire on a large crowd of spectators … | The post Gunmen Attack Army Parade in Iran Leaving Dozens Dead appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/gunmen-attack-army-par…

Beijing cancels trade talks with Washington after US sanctions China for weapons purchases
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-22
The moves mark a further escalation of trade and military tensions between the US and China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/22/chin…

In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-21
At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online | The post In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran appeared first on
therealnews.com/stories/in-viral-video-m…

Iran: "Snapping Back" Sanctions and the Threat of War
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
During his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President George W. Bush named Iran as one of three countries forming an "axis of evil." The other two were North Korea and Iraq. According to Bush and his neocon backers, these three nations posed a threat to our security and the security of…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/iran-snappin…

Roaming Charges: the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a $674 billion military budget, the largest since the peak of Iraq War and a $17 billion increase from last year. There were only seven "No" votes, none of them Democrats: Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Ben…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/roaming-char…

On Climate, the Centrists are the Deplorables
James Munson | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-21
For most countries, to be poor now is to have been rich before it mattered, like Bolivia or the Congo, or rich when it mattered, like Venezuela and Iraq. Literally torn apart for their timber, ore, labor, or spot on the map by resource-poor or depleted, or simply-gluttonous, rich ones. Terrain, climate, or sensitive agriculture…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/21/on-climate-t…

What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War
Salman Rafi Sheikh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also contains sufficient substance that brings America's role in Syria down to zero. This becomes particularly evident when we compare the … | The post What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/what-the-idlib-deal-me…

What Is Reza Aslan's Islamic Utopia?
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-09-21
Reza Aslan has been critical of Islamic fundamentalism. And he's doing his best to articulate his version of Islam distinguishing it from the fanatical ones. Aslan, however, does not speak much about secularism. Whatever issue people may have with the Western democratic system, Aslan and people like Aslan have managed to fulfill their potential in […] | The post What Is Reza Aslan's Islamic Utopia? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/21/what-is-reza-asla…

Iran Sanctions Are Damaging the Dollar
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil imports from Iran despite widespread disagreement over the policy. Yet, we are only in the … | The post Iran Sanctions Are Damaging the Dollar appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/iran-sanctions-are-dam…

US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-21
A leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh. | The post US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/civilian-deaths-in-yem…

Nuclear Power Lobbyist Learns to "Love the Bomb"
Jim Green | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-21
Decades of deceit have been thrown overboard with the new nuclear sales pitch, argues JIM GREEN. The new sales pitch openly links nuclear power to weapons and argues that weapons programs will be jeopardised unless greater subsidies are provided for … | The post Nuclear Power Lobbyist Learns to "Love the Bomb" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-power-lobbyist…

New Zealand government extends troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
The announcement that troops will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan further demolishes claims that the NZ Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government is a "progressive" alternative.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/21/nziq…

Iran responds to economic crisis and US destabilisation with repression of working class
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/21/iran…

'Peace with Iran!' Anti-war activist dragged from Trump official's anti-Tehran speech (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-21
A prominent anti-war activist was dragged out of a meeting attended by the US special envoy to Iran, but not before she stepped onto the stage and took aim at the official's hawkish anti-Iranian speech.
rt.com/usa/439041-protester-interrupts-t…

Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria
James Carden | thenation.com | 2018-09-20
Tulsi Gabbard on the Administration's Push for War in Syria appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/tulsi-gabbard-on-t…

Grammar fail! Pompeo annoyed with State Dept's inappropriate use of commas, staff given lessons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
There's undoubtedly a lot going on in Mike Pompeo's head at any time, from Syria to North Korea. But the secretary of state apparently still has time to be a stickler for grammar, with his staff sending out memos on comma usage.
rt.com/usa/438977-pompeo-commas-grammar-…

To protect arms sales, Pompeo favors sole voice backing renewed support of Saudis in Yemen — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
Mike Pompeo certified that Saudi Arabia was reducing civilian casualties in Yemen, against the majority opinion in the State Department, siding with a minority report which warned US arms sales would be in jeopardy if he didn't.
rt.com/usa/438975-pompeo-yemen-memo-leak…

US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.
rt.com/usa/438964-us-puts-33-russian-int…

As More Yemenis Die, U.S. Support Keeps a Major Oil Trade Route "Open for Business"
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2018-09-19
"I don't think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States."
progressive.org/dispatches/yemenis-die-m…

Will Musk's SpaceX launch weapons? 'Think we would,' company president says
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-19
Elon Musk's rocket-making company is not only tight with the Pentagon but, if duty calls, could also start launching military weapons, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer has said.
rt.com/news/438820-spacex-considers-laun…

US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
USS 'Harry S. Truman' is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week's drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.
rt.com/usa/438740-uss-harry-truman-cross…

Republican congressman calls Syrian President Assad 'the Butcher of Baghdad' in war geography fail
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
In a clumsy attempt to attack a non-interventionist congressional colleague, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger got his war geography mixed up — referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad as "the Butcher of Baghdad".
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Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO)
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-09-16
An exclusive Grayzone investigative documentary rips the cover off of the most sophisticated and expensive campaign of humanitarian interventionist propaganda… | The post Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO) appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/09/15/presentin…

As Trump Commits to Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2018-09-14
Corporate media obsessed over the whodunit of an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times ( 9/5/18). | The anonymous New York Times op-ed ( 9/5/18), purportedly written by a senior Trump administration official, coupled with the release of Bob Woodward's new book, Fear–itself full of White House back-stabbing and anonymous quotes–unleashed a veritable tsunami of breathless press speculation last week. But lost amidst the deluge was a Trump administration story that will have deadly, far-reaching consequences long after the Times op-ed is forgotten and Woodward's book hits the discount pile. That's because Trump effectively endorsed endless US war in Syria last week, and almost no one in the press noticed. | There were a few lonely exceptions. The Washington Post ( 9/6/18) spelled out the new Trump administration policy quite clearly, though the banality with which US foreign…
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Let's Heal Kids, Not Harden Schools
Suzanne Bohan | progressive.org | 2018-09-08
Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.
progressive.org/op-eds/lets-heal-kids-no…

Foreign Correspondent: What Has Fifteen Years of U.S. Occupation Produced? Angry Iraqis
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-08-24
As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought.
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Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-24
Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."… | The post Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/24/big-tech-…

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