2019-09-18: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-18). Why on Earth Would the US Go to War with Iran over an Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries? counterpunch.org President Bone Spur, backed by his war-mongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the US military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the US More

The Canary (2019-09-18). Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career. thecanary.co John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…

Ted Rall (2019-09-18). Once Again in Afghanistan, the U.S. Proves It Can't Be Trusted. counterpunch.org The first draft of this column came not to bury but to praise Donald Trump. I planned to applaud the president's peace initiative with the Taliban, his strategy of ignoring the corrupt and discredited puppet regime Bush installed in Kabul and his desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. This was a move I have been More

Janine Jackson (2019-09-18). 'Trump's Deregulatory Agenda Has Been Driven by Corporations' – CounterSpin interview with Amit Narang about Trump's corporate deregulation. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Amit Narang about Trump's corporate deregulation for the September 13, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Juan Cole (2019-09-18). Netanyahu's Demonization of Palestinian-Israelis Backfires Spectacularly. truthdig.com

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-18). Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike. counterpunch.org The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative More

Lee Fang (2019-09-18). Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst. theintercept.com Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-18). Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike. counterpunch.org The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative More

Norman Solomon (2019-09-18). The 'official secrets' movie vs. Joe Biden's lies about the Iraq war. nationofchange.org Joe Biden's recent efforts to deny his record of support for invading Iraq are marvels of evasion, with falsehoods that have been refuted by one well-documented appraisal after another after another. This month, Biden claimed that his vote for war on the Senate floor was somehow not a vote for war. Ironically, while he was spinning anew to deny the undeniable, theaters …

Norman Solomon (2019-09-18). The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War. indybay.org Taking and Evading Responsibility…

Sarah Abed (2019-09-18). Latest Astana Peace Process Summit Highlights U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca The fifth Syria-focused Astana process summit took place in Turkey's capital, Ankara on Monday. Since the summit's inception in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have engaged in trilateral discussions …

Joseph Gerson (2019-09-18). The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_xi_multipolar_world.jpg

Fight Back (2019-09-18). Minnesota: Protesters demand Gov. Walz to divest from Elbit now. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Over 40 people protested in front of the Governor's Residence Monday, September 16, to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems by the State of Minnesota. The protest, which was organized by the Anti-War Committee, is the latest action in their current campaign to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems from the state's public retirement fund. Currently the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which Governor Tim Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million, or approximately 10,000 shares, in Elbit Systems. | Elbit Systems is Israel's largest weapons company, which has been contracted by the U.S. Department o…

South Front (2019-09-18). Video: US, Saudi Sources Claim Attack on Saudi Oil Was Launched from Iran. globalresearch.ca On September 16, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) warned of more strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e advised foreigners to avoid the areas of Bqaiq and Khurais because they could be attacked again. He also said that …

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Iran Warns of Immediate Response to Any US Strikes. telesurenglish.net Iran warned on Wednesday that any strikes from the U.S. and its allies will be met with a crushing response from the Islamic Republic. | RELATED: | Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations | Stressing that they have no interest in war, the Iranian government said they will defend themselves if they are met with any aggression from the United States and its allies. | In a letter sent on Monday to the United States via the Swiss embassy, which represents U.S…

WSWS (2019-09-18). An interview with director Eva Mulvad: "You can…come a bit closer to having a more rounded understanding of the world" wsws.org The WSWS spoke in Toronto to Eva Mulvad, Danish filmmaker and director of Love Child, about an Iranian refugee family in Turkey and its problems.

WSWS (2019-09-18). Washington steps up threats against Iran over strikes on Saudi oil facilities. wsws.org The Pentagon has provided the Trump White House with a series of options for military aggression against Iran.

Robert Freeman (2019-09-18). Conflict With Iran Portends World War III. commondreams.org If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/lisafuller.jpeg

Miri Wood (2019-09-18). Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …

Staff (2019-09-18). Locked on Iran. truthdig.com

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Indonesia Arrests 200 as Forest Fire Creates Hazardous Smog. telesurenglish.net Indonesia arrested around 200 people over their suspected involvement in forest fires which the authorities say have scorched 328,000 hectares (810,000 acres) of land since January but it is not clear how much of that has been to make way for palm plantations. | RELATED: | Brazil: Tenharim People, Guardians of Amazon, Battle Wildfires | The country's National P…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-18). Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia's "Balancing Act" in South Asia and Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter's "Israeli"-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the restoration of their unofficial alliance after the recent Eastern Economic Forum, its flagship international media outlet …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-18). Turkey's "Refugee City" Proposal for Syria Amounts to Demographic Engineering. globalresearch.ca Turkish President Erdogan's recently announced proposal to build a "refugee city" in Northern Syria amounts to demographic engineering intended to stop the creation of a "Kurdish Corridor" there and also prevent the region from fully reintegrating into Damascus' fold after …

Joseph Thomas (2019-09-18). China-Thailand Military Cooperation. Shifting Global Balance of Power. globalresearch.ca Recent news of Bangkok signing a 6.5 billion Thai Baht deal with China to procure a naval landing ship (a landing platform dock or LPD) further illustrates growing ties between Beijing and Bangkok in the sphere of military matters. | The …

Ed Sykes (2019-09-18). Historian calls out media for failing to question UK's 'ever-growing' links with repressive regime. thecanary.co On 17 September, historian Mark Curtis slammed the media for failing to hold the British government to account over its increasing links with Egypt's repressive elitist regime. Tweeting a screenshot of a recent government announcement, he said: | UK has an "ever growing economic partnership"

WSWS (2019-09-18). Hundreds of thousands of Indian auto workers face sackings and wage cuts. wsws.org The assault on Indian workers is part of the escalating global attack on the jobs, wages and working conditions of auto workers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

WSWS (2019-09-18). Hundreds of thousands of Indian auto workers face sackings and wage cuts. wsws.org The assault on Indian workers is part of the escalating global attack on the jobs, wages and working conditions of auto workers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Sarah Lahm (2019-09-18). GM Just Took Away Our Insurance, But It Can't Stop Our Strike. commondreams.org A General Motors worker holds a picket sign after United Auto Workers Local 440 workers joined a national labor strike against GM in Bedford, Indiana on 9/16/2019. (Photo: InTheseTimes) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/uaw.jpeg

Gary Wockner (2019-09-18). The words of water: Why environmentalists are losing the water wars. nationofchange.org In the 1870s the colonizing American government rounded up "Indians" and put them in boarding schools and forced them to learn English. The American government knew one thing: If you take away a person's language, you take away their culture and their soul. It's the first and most important step of colonization and a necessary …

WSWS (2019-09-18). As Indian economy sinks, Modi government scrambles to respond. wsws.org With the growth rate falling sharply, India's government has announced a slew of new economic measures, just weeks after tabling its budget.

Simon Watkins (2019-09-18). U.S. and Russia Battle It Out over this Huge Iraqi Gas Field. globalresearch.ca With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq's oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq's oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. …

WSWS (2019-09-18). Claims of Chinese "hacking" add to US pressure on Australian government. wsws.org Unnamed sources accused the Morrison government of covering up China's role for fear of disrupting lucrative trade relations with Beijing.

John Washington (2019-09-18). 'I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This'. thenation.com 'I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This'

Joshua Coupe (2019-09-18). Shocking Video Simulation Shows the Devastation Nuclear War Would Cause. globalresearch.ca The United States and Russia have quite the bumpy relationship. Talk of war between the two powerful countries isn't anything new, and anyone who is paying attention knows that such a war would be devastating for much of the world….

Stephen F. Cohen (2019-09-18). Will Russia Be Driven From the West? thenation.com Will Russia Be Driven From the West?

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-18). Will the US Use Greece to Block Russia in the Black Sea? globalresearch.ca The Trump administration last week made its first major step to create a Greek-centric NATO corridor following United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, announcement that his country intends to acquire the strategic port of Alexandroupoli. If Athens …

Staff (2019-09-18). No Matter Who Wins Israel's Election, Palestine Will Lose. truthout.org | | Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday's election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz's Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied. Both leading candidates aiming to be prime minister had run on platforms vowing to take harsh measures targeting Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if he won re-election. Earlier this y…

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-18). Israelis Have Made their Verdict Clear: Benjamin Netanyahu's Time is Up. dissidentvoice.org For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end? Barring a last-minute upset as the final …

Helena Cobban (2019-09-18). The Emperor's New-Old Nuclear Clothes. commondreams.org One is that the longstanding refusal of most members of the U.S. political elite (officials, legislators, think-tankers, corporate media, and so on) to even mention the fact of Israel's own nuclear-weapons capabilities and to take full account of them in public discussions of strategic matters in the Middle East is extremely harmful. (Photo: Avi Ohayun/Israeli govt/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netan_0.jpeg

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Tied With Main Rival Gantz. telesurenglish.net Israel's election was too close to call Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz. | RELATED: | Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls | An official result was still hours, perhaps days off. But with more than 63 percent of votes counted, the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc was, as expected, more or less even with Gantz's center-left. | With no single-party majority…

Middle East Eye (2019-09-18). Israeli Security Guards Kill Palestinian Woman at West Bank Checkpoint. theantimedia.com "They deliberately killed her."

Global Research News (2019-09-18). Selected Articles: U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-18). Disputing Trump Claims, Japan Says No Evidence Iran Was Behind Saudi Attack. commondreams.org "We are not aware of any information that points to Iran," said Japanese defense minister Taro Kono. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/japan_iran_trump.jpg

Staff (2019-09-18). Israel's Election Outcome Remains Unclear, But the "Ultimate Loser" Will Be Palestinians. democracynow.org Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday's election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz's Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied. Both leading candidates aiming to be prime minister had run on platforms vowing to take harsh measures targeting Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if he won re-election. Earlier this year, Gantz bragged about bombing Gaza back to the "Stone Ages." On Tuesday night, Gantz said he had fulfil…

Staff (2019-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2019. democracynow.org Israeli PM Netanyahu Fails to Win Majority in Deadlocked Election, Climate Researchers Warn of Potential 7 Degree Temperature Rise by 2100, Greta Thunberg Tells U.S. Senators to Work Harder on Climate Crisis, Tropical Depression to Dump 18 Inches of Rain on Parts of Texas Gulf Coast, Trump Admin Seeks to Revoke California's Auto Emissions Standards, "I Have No Obligation to Be Honest to the Media," Testifies Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager, Trump Tells Campaign Rally in New Mexico, "We Love Our Hispanics", U.S. Senate Votes to Sanction China over Violations of Uyghurs' Human Rights , 75 Countries Using Artificial Int…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-09-17). Saudi First: Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order. theintercept.com Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s.

Staff (2019-09-17). Trump Strains to Balance Diplomacy, Military Threat to Iran. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic campaign against Iran. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to Jiddah in Saudi Arabia to discuss possible responses to what U.S. officials believe was an attack coming from Iranian soil. President Donald Trump said he'd "prefer not" to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week's U.N. sessio…

RT (2019-09-17). 'Very high probability' Iran behind Saudi attack, say anonymous US officials. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is holding off on assigning blame for the attack on its oil facilities, the US media are pointing the finger at Iran, citing anonymous government officials allegedly familiar with the ongoing investigation. | US and Saudi investigators have determined "with very high probability" that Saturday's strike was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, CNN reported, based on these anonymous sources. | Both drones and cruise missiles were used to attack the refinery at Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, flying over southern Iraq and Kuwait to avoid Saudi air defenses, according t…

Mazda Majidi (2019-09-17). Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia? liberationnews.org We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

2019-09-18: Social Media Postees

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The 'official secrets' movie vs. Joe Biden's lies about the Iraq war
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
Joe Biden's recent efforts to deny his record of support for invading Iraq are marvels of evasion, with falsehoods that have been refuted by one well-documented appraisal after another after another. This month, Biden claimed that his vote for war on the Senate floor was somehow not a vote for war. Ironically, while he was spinning anew to deny the undeniable, theaters …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/the-official-secrets-movie-vs-joe-bidens-lies-about-the-iraq-war/

The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Taking and Evading Responsibility…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/17/18826370.php

The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Taking and Evading Responsibility…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/17/18826370.php

Latest Astana Peace Process Summit Highlights U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The fifth Syria-focused Astana process summit took place in Turkey's capital, Ankara on Monday. Since the summit's inception in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have engaged in trilateral discussions …
globalresearch.ca/latest-astana-peace-process-summit-highlights-u-s-israel-role-syrian-conflict/5689565

The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era
Joseph Gerson | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_xi_multipolar_world.jpg
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Once Again in Afghanistan, the U.S. Proves It Can't Be Trusted
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
The first draft of this column came not to bury but to praise Donald Trump. I planned to applaud the president's peace initiative with the Taliban, his strategy of ignoring the corrupt and discredited puppet regime Bush installed in Kabul and his desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. This was a move I have been…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/once-again-in-afghanistan-the-u-s-proves-it-cant-be-trusted/

Minnesota: Protesters demand Gov. Walz to divest from Elbit now
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-18
St. Paul, MN – Over 40 people protested in front of the Governor's Residence Monday, September 16, to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems by the State of Minnesota. The protest, which was organized by the Anti-War Committee, is the latest action in their current campaign to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems from the state's public retirement fund. Currently the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which Governor Tim Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million, or approximately 10,000 shares, in Elbit Systems. | Elbit Systems is Israel's largest weapons company, which has been contracted by the U.S. Department o…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/17/minnesota-protesters-demand-gov-walz-divest-elbit-now

Minnesota: Protesters demand Gov. Walz to divest from Elbit now
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-18
St. Paul, MN – Over 40 people protested in front of the Governor's Residence Monday, September 16, to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems by the State of Minnesota. The protest, which was organized by the Anti-War Committee, is the latest action in their current campaign to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems from the state's public retirement fund. Currently the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which Governor Tim Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million, or approximately 10,000 shares, in Elbit Systems. | Elbit Systems is Israel's largest weapons company, which has been contracted by the U.S. Department o…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/17/minnesota-protesters-demand-gov-walz-divest-elbit-now

Why on Earth Would the US Go to War with Iran over an Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
President Bone Spur, backed by his war-mongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the US military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the US…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/why-on-earth-would-the-us-go-to-war-with-iran-over-an-attack-on-saudi-oil-refineries/

Iran Warns of Immediate Response to Any US Strikes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Iran warned on Wednesday that any strikes from the U.S. and its allies will be met with a crushing response from the Islamic Republic. | RELATED: | Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations | Stressing that they have no interest in war, the Iranian government said they will defend themselves if they are met with any aggression from the United States and its allies. | In a letter sent on Monday to the United States via the Swiss embassy, which represents U.S…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Warns-of-Immediate-Response-to-Any-US-Strikes–20190918-0002.html

Locked on Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-18
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Video: US, Saudi Sources Claim Attack on Saudi Oil Was Launched from Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
On September 16, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) warned of more strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e advised foreigners to avoid the areas of Bqaiq and Khurais because they could be attacked again. He also said that …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-saudi-sources-claim-attack-saudi-oil-launched-iran/5689520

Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …
globalresearch.ca/syria-terrorist-attacks-more-nato-weapons-and-war-crimes/5689563

An interview with director Eva Mulvad: "You can…come a bit closer to having a more rounded understanding of the world"
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The WSWS spoke in Toronto to Eva Mulvad, Danish filmmaker and director of Love Child, about an Iranian refugee family in Turkey and its problems.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/emin-s18.html

Conflict With Iran Portends World War III
Robert Freeman | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/lisafuller.jpeg
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Washington steps up threats against Iran over strikes on Saudi oil facilities
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The Pentagon has provided the Trump White House with a series of options for military aggression against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/iran-s18.html

Indonesia Arrests 200 as Forest Fire Creates Hazardous Smog
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Indonesia arrested around 200 people over their suspected involvement in forest fires which the authorities say have scorched 328,000 hectares (810,000 acres) of land since January but it is not clear how much of that has been to make way for palm plantations. | RELATED: | Brazil: Tenharim People, Guardians of Amazon, Battle Wildfires | The country's National P…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indonesia-Arrests-200-as-Forest-Fire-Creates-Hazardous-Smog-20190918-0007.html

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia's "Balancing Act" in South Asia and Afghanistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter's "Israeli"-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the restoration of their unofficial alliance after the recent Eastern Economic Forum, its flagship international media outlet …
globalresearch.ca/rt-interviews-pm-imran-khan-taliban-show-russia-balancing-intent/5689569

Turkey's "Refugee City" Proposal for Syria Amounts to Demographic Engineering
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
Turkish President Erdogan's recently announced proposal to build a "refugee city" in Northern Syria amounts to demographic engineering intended to stop the creation of a "Kurdish Corridor" there and also prevent the region from fully reintegrating into Damascus' fold after …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-refugee-city-proposal-syria-amounts-demographic-engineering/5689536

China-Thailand Military Cooperation. Shifting Global Balance of Power
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
Recent news of Bangkok signing a 6.5 billion Thai Baht deal with China to procure a naval landing ship (a landing platform dock or LPD) further illustrates growing ties between Beijing and Bangkok in the sphere of military matters. | The …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-thai-military-cooperation-shifting-global-balance-of-power/5689528

Hundreds of thousands of Indian auto workers face sackings and wage cuts
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The assault on Indian workers is part of the escalating global attack on the jobs, wages and working conditions of auto workers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/inau-s18.html

Hundreds of thousands of Indian auto workers face sackings and wage cuts
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The assault on Indian workers is part of the escalating global attack on the jobs, wages and working conditions of auto workers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/subc-s18.html

As Indian economy sinks, Modi government scrambles to respond
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
With the growth rate falling sharply, India's government has announced a slew of new economic measures, just weeks after tabling its budget.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/ieco-s18.html

GM Just Took Away Our Insurance, But It Can't Stop Our Strike
Sarah Lahm | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
A General Motors worker holds a picket sign after United Auto Workers Local 440 workers joined a national labor strike against GM in Bedford, Indiana on 9/16/2019. (Photo: InTheseTimes) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/uaw.jpeg
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The words of water: Why environmentalists are losing the water wars
Gary Wockner | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
In the 1870s the colonizing American government rounded up "Indians" and put them in boarding schools and forced them to learn English. The American government knew one thing: If you take away a person's language, you take away their culture and their soul. It's the first and most important step of colonization and a necessary …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/the-words-of-water-why-environmentalists-are-losing-the-water-wars/

U.S. and Russia Battle It Out over this Huge Iraqi Gas Field
Simon Watkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq's oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq's oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-russia-battle-huge-iraqi-gas-field/5689541

Netanyahu's Demonization of Palestinian-Israelis Backfires Spectacularly
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-09-18

| This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Binyamin Netanyahu appears to have fallen short in his quest for a majority of 61 in the 120-seat Israeli parliament or Knesset. As I write, his far-right Likud Party is tied 32 to 32 with its center-right rival, Blue and White. Netanyahu campaigned frenetically and acted a little unbalanced during this election season, striking militarily as far afield as Iraq and attempting to suppress the internal Palestinian-Israeli vote by propos…
truthdig.com/articles/netanyahus-demonization-of-palestinian-israelis-backfires-spectacularly/

Claims of Chinese "hacking" add to US pressure on Australian government
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
Unnamed sources accused the Morrison government of covering up China's role for fear of disrupting lucrative trade relations with Beijing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/chin-s18.html

Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-18
John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/18/controversial-moments-from-john-humphrys-today-programme-career/

'I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
'I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This'…
thenation.com/article/nepal-tps-earthquake/

Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
thenation.com/article/will-russia-be-driven-from-the-west/

Will the US Use Greece to Block Russia in the Black Sea?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The Trump administration last week made its first major step to create a Greek-centric NATO corridor following United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, announcement that his country intends to acquire the strategic port of Alexandroupoli. If Athens …
globalresearch.ca/will-us-use-greece-block-russia-black-sea/5689554

Shocking Video Simulation Shows the Devastation Nuclear War Would Cause
Joshua Coupe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The United States and Russia have quite the bumpy relationship. Talk of war between the two powerful countries isn't anything new, and anyone who is paying attention knows that such a war would be devastating for much of the world….
globalresearch.ca/shocking-video-simulation-shows-the-devastation-nuclear-war-would-cause/5689547

No Matter Who Wins Israel's Election, Palestine Will Lose
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-18
| Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday's election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz's Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied. Both leading candidates aiming to be prime minister had run on platforms vowing to take harsh measures targeting Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if he won re-election. Earlier this y…
truthout.org/video/no-matter-who-wins-israels-election-palestine-will-lose/

The Emperor's New-Old Nuclear Clothes
Helena Cobban | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
One is that the longstanding refusal of most members of the U.S. political elite (officials, legislators, think-tankers, corporate media, and so on) to even mention the fact of Israel's own nuclear-weapons capabilities and to take full account of them in public discussions of strategic matters in the Middle East is extremely harmful. (Photo: Avi Ohayun/Israeli govt/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netan_0.jpeg
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Israelis Have Made their Verdict Clear: Benjamin Netanyahu's Time is Up
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-18
For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end? Barring a last-minute upset as the final …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/israelis-have-made-their-verdict-clear-benjamin-netanyahus-time-is-up/

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Tied With Main Rival Gantz
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Israel's election was too close to call Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz. | RELATED: | Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls | An official result was still hours, perhaps days off. But with more than 63 percent of votes counted, the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc was, as expected, more or less even with Gantz's center-left. | With no single-party majority…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Elections-Netanyahu-Tied-With-Main-Rival-Gantz-20190918-0004.html

Israeli Security Guards Kill Palestinian Woman at West Bank Checkpoint
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-18
"They deliberately killed her."

Israeli Security Guards Kill Palestinian Woman at West Bank Checkpoint

Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/support-the-climate-strike-not-a-military-strike/

Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-09-18
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.
theintercept.com/2019/09/18/saudi-arabia-aramco-oil-climate-change/

Selected Articles: U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
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Disputing Trump Claims, Japan Says No Evidence Iran Was Behind Saudi Attack
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
"We are not aware of any information that points to Iran," said Japanese defense minister Taro Kono. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/japan_iran_trump.jpg
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Israel's Election Outcome Remains Unclear, But the "Ultimate Loser" Will Be Palestinians
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-18
Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday's election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz's Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied. Both leading candidates aiming to be prime minister had run on platforms vowing to take harsh measures targeting Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if he won re-election. Earlier this year, Gantz bragged about bombing Gaza back to the "Stone Ages." On Tuesday night, Gantz said he had fulfil…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/18/israeli_election_results_netanyahu_gantz

Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mbs_trump_khashoggi.jpeg
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Inside the Syrian Peace Talks
W. Alejandro Sanchez | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Eight years since its inception in 2011, the Syrian civil war rages on, a conflict that has taken on grand geopolitical dimensions and resulted in tens of thousands killed and a massive exodus of refugees. While other tensions and conflicts around the world have since grabbed the attention of major media outlets, the situation in…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/inside-the-syrian-peace-talks/

'Our Doors Are Open for Peace Talks': Taliban to Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Afghanistan's Taliban told the BBC that their "doors are open" should United States President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future, despite him having unilaterraly scrapped a draft peace deal between the two factions. | RELATED: | Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as Peace Prospects With US Collapse | "From our side, our doo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Our-Doors-Are-Open-for-Peace-Talks-Taliban-to-Trump-20190917-0026.html

Netanyahu Has Resisted Peace for 23 Years, but the Resistance Movement Is Getting Stronger
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The occupation of Palestine is always at the center of Middle East turmoil, and it would seem the name which is associated with conflicts in the region for over 23 years is Benjamin Netanyahu. It all began in 1996 …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-resisted-peace-resistance-movement-gets-stronger/5689426

On the Ground, Feeling the Pulse of Protest Hong Kong
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
What's going on deep down in Hong Kong? For a former resident with deep cultural and emotional ties to the Fragrant Harbor, it's quite hard to take it all in just within the framework of cold geopolitical logic. Master filmmaker …
globalresearch.ca/feeling-pulse-protest-hong-kong/5689424

The True Geopolitical Significance of the Hong Kong Protests
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
This is an interview between Emanuel Pastreich and Larry Wilkerson. | Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Upon retirement, he has become a critic of US foreign policy. Emmanuel Pastreich is …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-significance-hong-kong/5689442

The Danger of Inspiration: A Review of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Robert Jensen | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
In this photo taken on May 1, 2019 shows environmental campaigners holding a protest against the development of the India-backed Adani coal mine at the entrance of Abbot Point port near the Queensland state town of Bowen, where the commodity will be shipped. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/on_fire_climate_emergency.jpg
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