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Saturday, 13 October

01:07

What if Obama Voters Remember How Lousy the Obama Era Was? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The left worries that young people and minorities dont hate Trump enough.

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President Barack Obama
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During the Obama administration there was much confident chatter on the left about the coalition of the ascendant. This rising population of young people, social liberals and minority voters not only carried Barack Obama to two national victories but was allegedly destined by demography to exert an increasing leftward tug on American politics. The potential problem for leaders of this coalition is that along the way some of their followers may have noticed the results of their policies.

A few warning signs have been appearing lately as the Obama generation makes...

00:56

Lavrov: Easier for the US to Fish in Troubled Waters- Unifying Kurdish Held Territories "IndyWatch Feed War"

No one who reads here is going to be surprised that Lavrov is stating the US is trying to join annexed Syrian territory with the Kurdish territory in Iraq to make a unified territory.

Like a broken record I've reported on this... repeatedly. While taking a lot of flak for doing so.
One of a very, very few, but brave, voices speaking these facts. Sadly.
As the 5 eyes main stream and alt avoided the blatantly obvious. 
 

From November 2015: Sinjar: Creating a Crucial Supply Route for KurdIShIS & Annexing Iraqi Territory

When the US took Sinjar they were able to make the connection into Syria and start building the infrastructure for that cojoined territory.. That was three years ago!

"Clearly what is going on in Sinjar has zip to do with fighting ISIS. The US is aiding the Kurds in their annexation of Iraqi territory-  Same as in Syria. Same as will be done in Turkey. The US is redrawing the borders of the ME, using ISIS as the pretext, as has been suggested here for a very long time! As the US aids the Kurds in their land thievery and nation destruction they are also ensuring a supply route to continue this redraw. Complete with ethnic cleansing and massive displacement that will see yet more movement towards Europe- As intended!"


 The Map to the left doesn't even begin to cover the territory now held by the PKK/YPG in Syria and Iraq. With US help they annexed even more territory then this early mapmaker had anticipated- The PKK/YPG along with their USrael benefactors now hold 30 percent of Syria's territory.

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00:37

Canada pledges $38m for Palestinian refugees "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Aid will be disbursed over two years to UNRWA, which has suffered after Trump administration funding cuts

00:15

Brazils Neo-Liberal Fascist Road to Power "IndyWatch Feed War"

The decisive electoral victory of far-right Brazilian presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro startled politicians and analysts of the traditional parties of the left and right.

The possible implications for the present and near future raises a number of fundamental questions whether it represents a model for other countries or is the result of the specific circumstances of Brazil.

We shall proceed by outlining the socio-economic events and policies of Brazil which led up to rise of the highly authoritarian, neo-liberal Bolsonaro regime. We will then discuss if similar circumstances are emerging elsewhere and whether anti-authoritarian popular-democratic politics challenge the threat. We will conclude by evaluating the future of far-right regimes and their enemies.

Brazil :Two Decades of Military Rule and the Legacy of Impunity

Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship between April 1964 and March 15, 1985. Though the military formally withdrew from the regime it retained many powers and prerogatives, including impunity for the thousands of cases of arbitrary violations of human rights, including torture and assassinations.

However, during the height of the so-called economic miracle during the 1970s, sectors of the middle class supported the rule by the triple alliance of private business, state enterprise elites, and the military. Only when the regime faced a major crisis in the early 1980s did the military give way to electoral politics. The authoritarian legacy remained embedded in the political culture of the military and its followers. With the deepening economic crises of neo-liberalism, the corruption of civic culture and the increase of crime during the second decade of the 21st century, a militarized political movement headed by Jair Bolsonaro came to the fore.

The Social Bases of the Authoritarian regime

Most commentators have emphasized the amorphous mass of voters discontent with political corruption as the basis for the rise of the right. Moralism and insecurity with street crime were cited as the driving force of right-wing extremism.

Yet powerful economic power elites played a decisive role in propelling Bolsonaro to power. While masses were in the street, the Brazilian National Agricultural Confederation, the Federation of Banks and other prominent elite associations provided the funds, the legitimacy and legislative muscle. Over 40% of the Senate and Congress was controlled by the ruralist bloc, which came out in favor of Bolsonaro. Many of the voters who previously supported ex-President Cardosos center-right candidate Geraldo Alickman defected to the authoritarian right reducing his estimated vote by half.

The judiciary, under the influence of the agro-business and banki...

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Friday, 12 October

23:42

UK MPs call for 'full and thorough' probe into Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Letter to Foreign Secretary says the Khashoggi case has 'serious implications for the future of Saudi Arabia'

23:28

Russian sociological centers study Belarus like Ukraine before the war "IndyWatch Feed War"

We bring to your attention a video of Belsat channel. In it, Dzianis Ivashin, the editor of...

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23:26

From #HambacherForest to #Rojava: Remembering #Waka ehd ahn Qereox "IndyWatch Feed War"

This epitaph was written by a friend and comrade of ahin / Waka / Farid.

Originally published by Kurdistan Solidarity Network.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

ehd ahn Qereox, known as Waka to his many friends, was sadly martyred in the fight against Daesh in Hajin on 6th October. He had been serving in the YPG, fighting for the revolution in Rojava for 4 months. For as long as Id known him he was a loving comrade and a true revolutionary. Im still struggling to find the words to describe him he was so thoughtful and creative he defied simple generalisation. Whatever I write will merely scratch the surface of what he meant to me and so many people.

I will never forget his brave actions and efforts fighting for a world he knew was possible. One free from oppression, patriarchy and ecocide where people live cooperatively in the spirit of mutual aid instead of being made atomised and afraid by capitalism. He was always willing to risk repression or police violence defending what he believed in. In Hambacher Forest, Germany, he never hesitated putting himself in harms way to stop the exploitation and destruction of the earth. In Pont Valley, England, his creativity and hard work put fire in a campaign to defend communities and wildlife from opencast coal mining. ahns resourcefulness made him a valuable member of every community he was in. He was often hard at work building structures, cooking and just making the whole space more welcoming for everyone to enjoy themselves. He always brought his charming wit to every conversation and you could learn a lot from what he had to say.

His temperament was never aggressive, nor was he keen on physical confrontation and initially it was a surprise to hear he wanted to fight with the YPG. But actually, thinking about his many other brave exploits, it shouldnt at all have been a surprise that he would fight for what he believed in this way. His unwavering courage and self-discipline without falling into macho behaviours is one of the many things for which I admired him.

This was one of the things that made him a true revolutionary he knew a revolution isnt just something you make or build, its something you do and...

23:14

Read Tikkun's Political Vision & Spiritual Wisdom "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cynthia Travis reviews Deena Metzgers latest novel A Rain of Night Birds

Book Review for Tikkun
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23:14

Mufti of Tajikistan: We should not confuse Islam with terrorism. Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Once again a Muslim leader has made this claim that we have heard so often. Propaganda, because it is contrary to fact, has to be endlessly repeated in order to be accepted by the masses. And that constant repetition works: many, if not most, Americans, today believe that Islam is a religion of peace that []

23:00

#Munich, German territory: #Feminist demonstration against the 1000-Kreuze-Marsch on October, 27th 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Call by Pro Choice Munich for a feminist demonstration in Munich on the 27th of October.

Originally published by Pro Choice Munich.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

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Radical anti-abortionists of Euro Pro Life e. V. and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lebensschutz Mnchen are planning a 1000 crosses for life march through the city of Munich on the 27th of October to protest against abortions.

We will not accept this kind of antifeminist and homophobic propaganda and will respond to the march accordingly. Thats why were calling for a feminist demonstration to claim our right for physical and sexual self-determination and creative actions to sabotage the march. Join us at 1pm at the Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich.

27th of October 2018, 1pm, Max-Joseph-Platz, Munich

In times of mass-mobilizations by right-wing forces we have to defend hard-fought achievements, forge alliances and join forces to develop our emancipatory positions further and bring them to the streets. This is especially relevant because the Pro Life movement is hugely benefitting from the right-wing backlash. They dont only profit from it, with their concept of the heterosexual, white family, they are also intentionally spreading (extrem) right positions.

On the 27th of October radical anti-abortionists will march through Munich. They have a Christian worldview and are demanding to make abortions illegal.

They pretend to be pro life and pretend to represent a culture of life this is complete travesty when you look at the 47,000 people dying each year worldwide because they do not have access to safe abortions.

Pro Choice doesnt mean pro abortions. But a world where no one needs abortions wont exists. There always were abortions and there always will be abortions. This is why were fighting for a world in which a pregnant person can take a decision without being harassed and pressured by radical anti-abortionists, stigmatized by the society or criminalized by the State....

22:57

UK: Police told to reflect upon the community impact and trauma for Muslims of terror investigation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ever the victim. This is the rule: in jihad attacks, the first victims are Muslims. And even a non-Muslim official, Max Hill QC, here plays the game. This will, of course, hinder efforts to combat the spread of the jihad ideology in Muslim communities in the UK, but there arent any such efforts anyway, so []

22:42

Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation funded shadowy group that targets students "IndyWatch Feed War"

If Americans Knew | October 12, 2018 The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation has admitted that it funded the Israeli organization reported to run Canary Mission, the online blacklist of American pro-justice student activists. The Israeli government has used the list to interrogate and detain U.S. citizens. For years Canary Mission managed to keep the []

22:41

UN mistranslation conceals Abbas glorification of jihad terrorists and PAs pay for slay policy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Could it be that these mistranslations were done intentionally? But of course! Who can you trust? Largely those whom the political and media elites insist that you cannot and must not trust. UN mistranslation concealed Abbas glorification of terrorists and PAs pay for slay policy, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Ziberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, []

22:32

#Rojava: Final communique from the #IRPGF "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rojava, October 12, 2018: The International Revolutionary Peoples Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) will cease to function as a fighting unit, but the struggle will continue. 

Originally published by The International Revolutionary Peoples Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF)

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

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22:31

Sky News falsifies interview with Tommy Robinson, refuses to apologize "IndyWatch Feed War"

It isnt just that the establishment news outlets are biased. Theyre virtually all hard-Left, but now Sky News has crossed the line into active falsification. Perhaps it will soon open a branch in Palestine, if it doesnt have one already. In this interview, Tommy Robinson characterized the attitude of members of Muslim rape gangs by []

22:24

Israel Rattled By UNESCOs Palestinian Protection Pledges "IndyWatch Feed War"

Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem. (Photo: via Twitter) Palestine Chronicle | October 12, 2018 The executive council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has left Israel disquieted, after vowing to effect protections for Palestinian heritage. A statement, issued by Israels United Nations ambassador Danny Danon, said: This is an additional proof []

22:11

Beware of Amazons Charity Program: It Funneled Money to Jihadis "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shariah Finance Watch, by Christopher Holton, October 12, 2018: The Times of London has broken the story that the Amazon Smiles charitable giving program funneled donations to an Islamic charity with ties to Jihad. Under the Amazon Smiles program, Amazon donates 0.5% of transactions to designated charities. Two of the charities listed in the Amazon Continue reading

21:40

Hugh Fitzgerald: The Saudi-UAE Coalition Has Cut Deals with Al-Qaeda in Yemen (Part One) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Amid all over the furor over the possible murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi regime thugs, it is useful to remember that in Yemen, the Saudi-UAE forces that have been fighting against the Shia Houthis, backed by Iran, are naturally supported by the Americans. Iran is our declared mortal enemy, Saudi Arabia []

21:37

Confusion, then tears of joy as Turkish court frees US pastor "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Andrew Brunson's plane left Turkey shortly after 8 pm GMT on Friday, news agencies reported

21:35

Showtime in America: Idiots Delight "IndyWatch Feed War"

 The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them.

Karl Kraus, Half-Truths & One-and-a-Half Truths

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.  But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

All cats die. Socrates is dead. Socrates is a cat.

Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros

If believability is your gauge for discerning truth, you are living in a fantasy world.  But that is the reality of life in the United States today. This is the land of make-believe in which actors and audiences are engaged in a vast folie deux full of sound and fury signifying a nothingness that passes for intelligence.  Assertions made convincingly enough are the new facts for a population hypnotized by a stage-managed reality show.

The recently closed Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford Show that mercifully had a short run at the National Comedic Congressional Theater is the latest case in point.  The believability of the actors was said to be the key issue.  In other words, who seemed to be telling the truth.  Demeanor was determinative.  Facial expressions evidence.  The mass media, those paragons of truth-telling, entertained their audiences for a few weeks by marching out their puerile pundits to tell audiences who of the two primary actors was more believable, while the politicians, not willing to allow their media accomplices to outdo them in truthfulness, donned their masks and performed their usual public service of moral outrage and did the same in their unbiased ways.

There was no child to yell and tell the world that all the kings sycophants, like the king, were naked naked liars whose jobs depended on disinformation and deceptions meant to amuse an entertainment-besotted and bored public hungry for a bit of truth in a society drowning in agitprop and propaganda.  A public watching the wrong show.

The words the real Frank Serpico, the honest and brave cop, not the actor, Al Pacino, who played him in the movie Serpico, come to my mind.  He told me that when he was lying in a pool of his own blood on the night of February 3, 1971, having been shot in the face in a set-up carried out by fellow cops, he heard a voice that said, Its all a lie.

Its all a lie.

Those words sum up the spectacle that is American society today.  And while lies are nothing new didnt Aletheia, the Greek goddess of truth, flee into the wilderness just last week and say to a wandering searcher, Among the people of old, lies were found among only a few, but now they have spread throughout all of human society? we are living in a time of unprecedented techn...

21:26

October 12, 2018: S-300 Elimination Delayed Israel Grounds F-35 Fleet "IndyWatch Feed War"

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21:09

Trump and the Boy King: Mohammed Bin Salmans Reign Is Over Before It Began "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump Mohammed Bin SalmanThe Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne? (MEE)  What were Jamal Khashoggis last thoughts, as he was being dragged out of the Saudi consulate generals office in Istanbul by two men and realised []

21:07

Democrat Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar defends donation to Hamas-linked CAIR "IndyWatch Feed War"

CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case  so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIRs cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its []

21:03

Peak Carbon Emissions By 2020, or Else! "IndyWatch Feed War"

World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020, or its lights out!

Thats the message from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which has come out from under the shadows of Paris 2015 swinging like a heavyweight champion boxer, and, in fact, theyve taken the gloves off in preparation for bare-knuckled fisticuffs.

The worlds leading scientists met at the Forty-Eighth Session of the IPCC and First Joint Session of Working Groups I, II, and III, 1-5 October 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea and openly declared that civilization is on track for collapse because of reckless use of fossil fuels, unless the beast is corralled, meaning start reacting now, no more waiting around!

Peak emissions must be achieved by 2020, a slap in the face wake-up call issued by the gathering of scientists in South Korea, They intend to change the course of history, or so they claim. Along those lines, 1.5C is an absolute guardrail not to be crossed (not their words but its what their analysis implies). Not a bad idea and worthy of deeper analysis, and it is much stronger than previous pronouncements.

At first blush, peak GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 2020 seems nearly impossible to achieve, but its a decent idea and jam-packed full of strong motivation, like all hell breaks lose without immediacy of action. In a BBC interview, Heleen de Coninck, a Dutch climate scientist, said:

The decisions we make now about whether we let 1.5 or 2 degrees or more happen will change the world enormously.

In years past, the IPCC viewed the next century as the timeline for deep reckoning when the climate monster would be most threatening. Thats been amended in a big way. Now, trouble is only decades away, and maybe only a few, not several.

According to Bloomberg News, the dictum issued by IPCC to avoid outright catastrophe the world community must invest $2.4 T (trillion) in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut coal-fired power down to as close to zero as possible by 2050.

Also, its absolutely necessary to quickly develop functioning technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, an enormous undertaking that might or might not work. Nobody knows because its never been done to scale. It may require almost as much infrastructure as needed by the fossil fuel industry to emit the CO2 in the first instance. In a word, overwhelming!

Or, looked at another way, according to the renowned physicist Klaus Lackners analysis of whats required for direct carbon removal:

If you built a hundred million trailer-size units you could actually keep up with current emissions....

21:01

Russia says Irans presence in Syria none of Israels business "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV October 12, 2018 A senior Russian official has dismissed the Israeli regimes demand that Iran be forced out of Syria, saying that the issue is none of Tel Avivs business as it is Syrias sovereign right to authorize Iranian forces on its soil. Syria is a member of the United Nations, Russian []

20:56

Turkey Claims to Have Audio and Video of Jamal Khashoggis Murder "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamal Khashoggi(CD)  A day after President Donald Trump literally put a price tag on the life of missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by saying halting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over his alleged murder would be a tough pill to swallow, Turkish officials have now told U.S. officials they have video and audio recordings of []

20:55

Turkey releases US Pastor Andrew Brunson after holding him for two years on false charges "IndyWatch Feed War"

Another triumph of Trump administration diplomacy. The Erdogan regime had hoped to trade Brunson for Fetuhullah Gulen, whom Erdogan has scapegoated as the supposed leader of a coup against him (Gulen and Erdogan are both adherents of political Islam; their rift is personal). Instead, Brunson is coming home. Pastor Andrew Brunson released to U.S. diplomatic []

20:53

CLUSTERFUCK NATION BLOG "IndyWatch Feed War"

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20:48

U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China "IndyWatch Feed War"

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WASHINGTONThe Trump administration is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unbridled Chinese aggression, taking aim at military, political and economic targets in Beijing and signaling a new and potentially much colder era in U.S.-China relations.

In the first 18 months of the administration, ties between the worlds two biggest powers were defined by negotiations over how to restrain North Korea and ways to rebalance trade. Those high-profile endeavors masked White House preparations for a more hard-nosed stance with Beijinga strategy now surfacing as Chinas help with Pyongyang wanes and trade talks stall.

Interviews with senior White House officials and others in government make clear that recent volleys in what appears a new Cold War arent the exception to President Trumps China policy. They are exactly what the administration wantsputting the spotlight on a meeting between Mr. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a multilateral summit planned for November.

Vice President Mike Pence last week gave a blistering speech on U.S.-China relations, saying the United States has adopted a new approach to China with the message to China: This president will not back down.

On Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced new rules targeting China that tighten national security reviews of foreign investment. On the same day, the Justice Department said it had...

20:42

Land of censorship & home of the fake "IndyWatch Feed War"

Land of censorship & home of the fake: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitters crackdown 

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Land of censorship & home of the fake: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitters crackdown

20:13

The US is hunkering down for a new cold war with China "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mike Pence says Beijing has been fighting for years and that America will respond. The US administration views China as a strategic and economic rival.

By Graham Allison

In an under-noticed speech last week, US vice-president Mike Pence delivered a de facto declaration of cold war against China. As a candidate, Donald Trump complained that China was raping America. After months of smaller steps, his administration has now pledged to fight back hard on all fronts and win. Mr Pences big idea is that US presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama fundamentally misunderstood the China challenge.

The nation they embraced as a strategic partner is in fact a strategic competitor, rival, indeed adversary. Previous administrations made a cosmic bet. They wagered that integrating China into the US-led international order would lead it to develop a normal free market economy, democracy, the rule of law guaranteeing human rights, and acceptance of its place as a responsible stakeholder.

They lost that bet and the Trump administration is left to deal with the consequences.

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Accusing previous administrations of having ignored or even abetted Chinas abuses, Mr Pence insisted that Team Trump will speak up, stand up, fight, and win.

As Mr Trump said in August: When I came we were heading in a certain direction that was going to allow China to be bigger than us in a very short period of time. Thats not going to happen any more.

If this were simply a matter of rhetoric, or the trash talk of campaigns, it could be discounted. Instead, the approach reflects a serious emerging strategy to confront China. The outlines of this clash are unfolding piecemeal, without the benefit of core strategic documents like George Kennans Long Telegram or Paul Nitzes NSC-68 policy paper that crystallised US strategy in the first cold war.

But it is informed by a considered diagnosis of Chinas ambitions and actions during recent decades. According to the Trumpists, the cold war between Washington and Beijing isnt new. China has been fighting the US for decades. What is new is that Washington has responded.

As secretary of state Mike Pompeo put it: The trade war by China against the US has been going on for years. Heres whats different in this administration...we are determined to win it. The central challenge to US prosperity and security, this administration argues in its national defence strategy paper, are two revisionist powers China and Russia. They, the administration says, are trying to shape a world antithetica...

20:07

Disappearance Of Saudi Dissident Jamal Khashoggi Threatens Trumps Middle East Strategy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Red State, by Streiff, October 11, 2018: On October 2, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to do some type of administrative activity associated with his marriage and never exited. And now hes become a cause clbre among a strange coalition of American media, liberal Democrats, anti-Saudi Arabia proponents, Erdogan supporters, Continue reading

19:30

The NYT Whitewashes Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trumps military regime is, or ought to be, a nonstory. The United States ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the latters principles get in the way of the formers imperial agenda. Washington didnt bother obtaining a Security Council resolution for its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; nor did it get one for its bombing of, and deployment of troops in, Syria; nor did it get one for its protracted bombardment of Yugoslavia; nor did it get one for its various military operations in Yemen.

19:16

Moscow Offers Washington to Sign Written Pledges on Mutual Non-Interference "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 12.10.2018 MOSCOW Russia has offered the United States to make written commitments about non-interference in each others affairs as Moscow is ready to give such guarantees at any time, but Washington has shown no such desire, Georgy Borisenko, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministrys Department of North America, told Sputnik. Now []

18:57

Israel kills seven Palestinians at Gaza March of Return protest "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Two Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire

18:47

Brazils Neo-Liberal Fascist Road to Power "IndyWatch Feed War"

We shall proceed by outlining the socio-economic events and policies of Brazil which led up to rise of the highly authoritarian, neo-liberal Bolsonaro regime. We will then discuss if similar circumstances are emerging elsewhere [...]

18:41

Video: Israeli Anti-Zionist activists and Palestinians meet face-to-face at Gaza fence "IndyWatch Feed War"

On October 10, Israeli anti-Zionist and international activists were invited to the Gaza fence across from an encampment of the Great March of Return. The Palestinians held a cultural event of traditional music and dancing in support of the Right of Return. The Israeli activists created a memorial by hanging pictures on the fence of Palestinian protestors executed by the Israeli army during the Great March of Return in previous months.

The two groups met and were able to see and speak to each other with only a few dozen meters and the siege fence between them. Armed soldiers arrived and attempted to disperse the meeting. Activists from both sides chanted together to the rhythm of a drum, free free Palestine. The demonstrators left from both sides without incident, promising to meet each other again.

18:39

Dutch Parlement Kept Quiet About Israeli Warcriminal Avi Dichter "IndyWatch Feed War"




Exchange of views with Mr Avi Dichter from the Knesset

8 October 2018 - Intervention of MEP Ana Gomes (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. svh) at the exchange of views with Avi Dichter, Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee of the Knesset (Israel's unicameral parliament), at the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)

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18:39

Pakistan: Dawn reports IMF team to visit soon for bailout negotiations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that Pakistan officially asked for financial support from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday in a meeting with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Bali, Indonesia. Today, I met with Pakistans Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Asad Umar, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa, and members of their economic team, said a statement released by Ms Lagardes office. During the meeting, they requested financial assistance from the IMF to help address Pakistans economic challenges.

Pakistan officially asked for financial support from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday in a meeting with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Bali, Indonesia. (REUTERS)
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Pakistan officially asked for financial support from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday in a meeting with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Bali, Indonesia.

Today, I met with Pakistans Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Asad Umar, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa, and members of their economic team, said a statement released by Ms Lagardes office. During the meeting, they requested financial assistance from the IMF to help address Pakistans economic challenges.

No statement was released by the Pakistani team, though Finance Minister Umar had made it official that he would be seeking Funds support before his departure for Bali on Monday.

An IMF team will visit Islamabad in the coming weeks to initiate discussions for a possible IMF-supported economic programme, Ms Lagarde said, adding that the Fund looked forward to the continuing partnership with Pakistan.

Finance minister makes formal request for loan during meeting with Fund chief in Bali

This will be Pakistans 13th loan from the IMF since 1988 when the era of structural adjustment began.

Just before going into the meeting with Pakistans finance team, Ms Lagarde was asked about Pakistans growing stockpile of Chinese debt at a press conference. [W]e need to have a complete understanding and absolute transparency about the nature, size, and terms of the debt that is bearing on a particular country, she replied, words tha...

18:34

Co-founder of Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS refuses to testify before House committee "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | October 12, 2018 Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm that commissioned the notorious anti-Trump Steele dossier while funded by Hillary Clintons campaign money, has refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. In a scathing letter*, unusually strong-worded for legal communication, lawyers for Simpson argued that the House Judiciary Committee []

18:14

House squatted in #Manheim at the edge of #HambacherForest "IndyWatch Feed War"

Manheim is one of the villages that #RWE wants to destroy for their open pit mine. Apart from the re-occupation of Hambacher Forest, activists now also squatted an empty building in Manheim. An invitation to a gouse and garden party at October 13 in Manheim.

Originally published by Hambi Bleibt.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

We squatted Manheim!

Two weeks ago humans were chased from their homes in Hambacher Forst. Whilst the main public focus was on the protests in the forest, already for years people have been forced out of the surrounding villages. And so also in Manheim.

Rather than only concerning local inhabitants, coal mining in the Rhineland is also a global problem.

It doesnt matter if its a question of the dormouse seeing their old oak being destroyed, local farmers seeing their fields dry out and settlements being torn down, humans having to leave the streets in which they first learnt to ride a bicycle, or Peruvian villages being threatened by melting glaciers. All living creatures suffer in common, from this problem from the behaviour of RWE and this destructive culture in general. Multinationals like RWE and politicians need to take responsibility for this issue. If they are not willing to change their methods of energy production, then we as ordinary peop...

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Italy: Deputy PM Salvini says Juncker should stop insulting Italy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Italys Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini took aim once again on Friday at European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, saying he should stop insulting Italy as tensions rose over the governments deficit-hiking budget.

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Italys Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini

Earlier, Juncker had said Rome was not keeping its word on budget deficit commitments and also called on Italian leaders to stop describing EU commissioners as cold, bunkerised monsters.

Salvini responded hours later: Think of your tax haven Luxembourg and stop insulting the Italians and their legitimate government, he said in a statement.

Reuters

Reporting by Crispian Balmer

18:12

Israeli court rejects appeal by US student detained over alleged BDS support "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Lara Alqasem's deportation from Israel delayed until 14 October, but she can still appeal to Israel's Supreme Court

18:10

Media Suddenly Warns Of Recession "IndyWatch Feed War"

Media Suddenly Warns Of Recession "By The End Of 2020" That Will Be "Worse Than The Great Depression"





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18:07

Anti-Terrorism Laws Used to Target Activists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists

18:00

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi: What happened before he vanished? "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The journalist's fate has sparked intense speculation, including what Riyadh knows about his current whereabouts

17:57

To Our Compas in Buenos Aires : A Full Retrospective on the 2017 G20 Protests in Hamburg "IndyWatch Feed War"

Comrades in Germany, France, and elsewhere have prepared the following overview of the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg and the resistance it provoked. As a gesture of solidarity with others who fought the G20 and with those who will face it in Buenos Aires this November, we present their text here. You can also download it as a bilingual PDF in German, French, English, and Spanish.

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Deutsch PDF

English PDF

Francais PDF

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This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentinawhere the next summit (protest) will soon take place.

The authors come from Paris and Hamburg; they took part in the protest week together. They began working on this book in September 2017, discussing and composing everything clandestinely because politicians and police have been alleging that an international conspiracy was responsible for the militant resistance. Organizing in different locations and languages took a lot of time. In the end, about 25 people from four continents participated.

The people who worked on this project all come from different political backgrounds and attitudes; some see themselves as militants, others as explicitly non-violent. The narrative they have composed of their shared experience of the events is a contribution to the historiography of the G20, casting light on events that have remained clouded by the smoke of tear gas, burning barricades, and above all, media representation.

For the Compas in Buenos Aires, this letter should help to prepare for similar situationsin order to avoid repeating mistakes and to make the most of...

17:54

Exclusive interview: Frances Macron concerned about missing Saudi journalist, Iran deals future "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP | French President Macron at this years Francophonie summit, which is being held in Armenia.

Video by FRANCE 24

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Latest update : 2018-10-12

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, French President Macron says the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey is extremely serious, and exiting the Iran nuclear deal would be catastrophic. To watch the interview, click on the player.

AFP/ France 24

https://www.france24.com/en/20181012-exclusive-interview-france-24-french-president-emmanuel-macron-saudi-journalist-iran

17:44

Catalan Parliament Passes Resolution to Abolish Monarchy in Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 11.10.2018 The resolution was proposed by the regional branch of the Spanish Podemos party, Catalunya en Comu-Podem, which has 8 mandates out of 135 in the Catalan parliament. A total of 69 lawmakers supported the resolution, while 57 parliamentarians voted against and four abstained. The voting was aired on the parliaments website. In []

17:43

Israeli right wanted Trump to be president, and it has reaped the rewards "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two years ago it was said that Israeli PM Netanyahu was resigned to Hillary Clinton being elected president, but when Trump won it was a dream come true. A story in the New York Times suggests that the Israeli right tried to influence the outcome for Trump.

Earlier this week the Times reported that back in 2016 Trump campaign officials reached out to an Israeli security firm over the possibility of creating fake online identities in order to sway the Republican nomination process and then the general election. The Israeli firm came up with proposals

to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals.

While there is no evidence that the Trump campaign acted on the proposals, The Times story said, it noted that the Israeli firm is staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives and that the idea was first seeded with Trump aides by George Birnbaum, a Republican consultant with close ties to current and former Israeli government officials and a protege of the late rightwing guru Arthur Finkelstein, who helped Netanyahu come to power.

The Times did not say what Wikipedia does: that George Birnbaum was once Netanyahus chief of staff. Indeed, the Times story is silent on the Israeli governments interest in manipulating the election. So is the rest of the liberal press. When MSNBCs Joy Reid interviewed Times reporter Ronen Bergman (the man from AIPAC), she ignored the question of the Israeli governments interest in the outcome of the election, while Rachel Maddow used the story to say, This is how Russia ultimately influenced the election. Though Ben Rhodes did say on MSNBC that the story suggests a bread crumb trail of Israelis, Saudis, and Emiratis all trying to influence our foreign poli......

17:43

Assad Files Now an Achilles Heel for War Crimes Narrative "IndyWatch Feed War"

Revolution Unraveled: Assad Files Now an Achilles Heel for War Crimes Narrative

The Assad Files story: A secretive team of war crimes investigators smuggled hundreds of thousands of documents out of Syria to build a case against Assad.  Upon closer examination though, this impressive trove of evidence appears to vindicate, rather than condemn the Syrian government.
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17:27

'Gap in oversight' of UK terrorism laws as watchdog role falls vacant "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Home Office fails to appoint new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation even as Max Hill steps down from the role

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With Brunson out of jail, US-Turkey relations still face two major hurdles "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The countries clear a major impasse with the pastor's release. Now the work begins on other challenges - but they won't be so easily solved

16:26

Andrew Brunson leaves Turkey hours after court orders his release "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Brunson had been held in country since December 2016 on charges of backing 2016 coup attempt against Turkish president

16:18

Ottawas incestuous world of pro-military lobbying "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Yves Engler October 11, 2018 How do you feel about taxpayer-funded organizations using your tax dollars to lobby elected politicians for more of your tax dollars? Welcome to the Canadian military. Last week Anju Dhillon told the House of Commons I saw first-hand the sacrifices that our men and women in the navy have []

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Lara Alqasems lawyer: her detention is part of a larger, more worrying trend "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than a week after she was put in a detention center at Tel Avivs Ben Gurion Airport, Palestinian-American student Lara Alqasem sat before the Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday morning as her lawyer plead her case as to why she should be allowed entry into Israel to participate in a Masters program that she was accepted to at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Alqasem, a Florida resident of Palestinian descent, was detained on October 2 by Israeli authorities for her alleged connections to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Her detention is the latest high-profile case in the governments growing crackdown on the movement.

The government is claiming that it has reasons to deny the 22-year-old student entry due to the fact that she marked herself as attending on a Facebook event allegedly supporting the BDS movement, and her listing on the right-wing website Canary Mission that targets and exposes pro-Palestinian activists.

The legal basis for barring Alqasem from Israel, is the governments 2017 anti-BDS law which gives authorities the right to prohibit entry to foreigners who publicly act to boycott Israel or its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Alqasems lawyer, Yotam Ben-Hillel, argued on Thursday that Alqasem is not an active participant in the BDS movement, and that the anti-BDS law should not apply in her case.

According to their law, which itself is extremely problematic, they should be targeting significant BDS activists, not someone like Lara, Ben-Hillel told Mondoweiss.

She was in a very small organization at the University of Florida and hardly did anything there, nor did she call for a boycott of Israel, he said.

We also claim that during the past year-and-a-half, she hasnt been working for this organization, and the fact that she applied to become a Hebrew University student says it all that she doesnt promote BDS, and she said she is not intending to do so while in Israel.

Ben-Hillel is arguing that, for this reason, and along with the fact that she got accepted to the university and obtained an Israeli visa from the Israeli consulate in Miami prior to traveling, she should be let into the country.

15:56

"An entertainment" "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Our Man in Havana is a 1959 British spy comedy film shot in CinemaScope, directed and produced by Carol Reed and starring Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Richardson, Nol Coward and Ernie Kovacs.[2][3][4] The film is adapted from...

15:49

Trump and the boy king: Mohammed bin Salmans reign is over before it even began "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

15:40

China: Famous. Rich. Powerful. Missing. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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A film star, the head of Interpol and one of Chinas wealthiest investors have gone missing after apparently falling afoul of the Communist Party. The message to Chinese citizens is clear: No matter who you are, the party can get you. Photo composite: Crystal Tai
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In China, making an example of someone to intimidate others into compliance is an age-old tradition with its own proverb: Kill the chicken to scare the monkeys. Lately, the Communist Party has used a number of high-profile disappearances to do that on a wide scale.

In early October, the wife of Interpol President Meng Hongwei called French police to report that he had gone missing during a trip home to China. The same week, movie star Fan Bingbing re-emerged after having vanished for three months amid a tax-dodging scandal. She apologized to her fans and thanked the party for enabling her career.

The founders and chief executives of several of Chinas most successful private...

15:00

Fragmented thoughts from the Eastern fence of the Gaza open-air prison "IndyWatch Feed War"

I am writing this piece after returning from one of the marches today at the Eastern fence of the Gaza concentration camp where six young men have been brutally shot dead and more than 112 injured by Israeli snipers. Sources from the Palestinian Ministry of Health are telling me that the number is expected to rise.

Zionism originated as a racist colonial movement, with the agenda to ethnically cleanse the land of Palestine of its indigenous population, in order to set up an exclusively Jewish State at the expense of the Palestinian people. History has proven that if unchecked, this agenda also allows Zionism to pose a dangerous threat beyond Palestines borders to the rest of the Arab world. The Zionist terror against us includes the continuation of ethnic cleansing and racism in the land of Palestine, sentencing surviving Palestinians to a life in exile in different parts of the world.

Our present focus on a constructive program for Palestinian liberation is based first and foremost on our insistence on the right of return to our national homeland, primarily as a natural right, and secondly as a right enforced by international law.  For this reason, it is not surprising that Palestinian nationalism is being carried on the shoulders of the sons of the refugee camps, those who have taught themselves through their experience of the reality of being refugees, that they must insist upon recognising and rejecting this reality.  They are the sons and daughters of those who will return, not those who are refugees.

Therefore, it is not surprising that our fellow Palestinians who remained within the 1948 borders, have lifted up their banners to insist that they are there to stay, clinging to the right of return.  Nothing can obstruct this vision of a people determined on life, despite the short sightedness of the USA and complicit EU.

The demand for the right of return has been and will always be the focal point of Palestinian self-determination, with the wishes of the whole of the Palestinian people, having justice and democracy on their side in facing Zionism, as a purely exclusivist ideology. We must ask uncomfortable questions; how did things become so distorted, in this historical confrontation faced by the Palestinian people? In the South African context, the equation was clear. It is mind-boggling! In fact, it is so absurd that we continue to be burdened by this kind of questions about ourselves. 

We see that the answer lies within the Palestinian concessions, which reached their culmination in the 1993 Oslo Accords. The Oslo Declaration showed the capitul...

14:59

HypoCrazy Or Home-Land?- A Love Challenge For Liberated Land To Build Homefulness "IndyWatch Feed War"

Unhoused, poverty skolaz living in vehicles and on the streets in the stolen Ohlone/Lisjan land colonizers call Berkeley face constant harassment (like they do pretty much everywhere) -but in Berkeley,its not so much from one entity, poltrickster or community, but from all of them and mostly from "Nimbyism" (Not in my backyard), fueled by the omnipresent, anti-poor people hate that exists everywhere in colonized Turtle Island. This deep anti-poor people hate has been in this stolen land since the colonizers stole it and called the theft a discovery. With their greed, thieving, genocidal, racist, wite-supremacy, they also brought criminalization of poor, houseless and disabled peoples and a whole litany of laws and language meant to incarcerate every poor person they got.

14:59

Trombones On The Picket Line: Lyric Opera Orchestra On Strike For The First Time In 50 Years "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Tuesday, the music stopped for the Lyric Opera of Chicago just as the company began its 64th season. Orchestra members walked out on strike over a new proposed contract that would cut pay, reduce membership and performances, and cancel radio broadcasts. As a result of the strike, opera performances for the rest of the week have been canceled. Yet the music hasnt stopped entirely: brass musicians took to the picket line with their instruments on Tuesday afternoon, playing tunes while performers and supporters marched outside the Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago. Morale among the strikers has been tremendous, says Lewis Kirk, who has played bassoon in the orchestra for 31 years.

14:54

Greece: Cross destroyed after Leftist group complained that it offended Muslim migrants "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some local groups opposed the installation of the cross at the time claiming it was offensive to migrants who are not Christian. And now the cross has been destroyed, just so that everyone knows which group comes first now. 'It was hatred' Locals react to vandalised #Cross in #Lesbos #Greece pic.twitter.com/EuUqTQv99r Ruptly (@Ruptly) []

14:50

China Champion of Resolving Issues Through Mutual Respect "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Post flagship forum held in Kuala Lumpur in the shadow of the US-launched trade war stresses the importance of resolving issues through mutual respect

South China Morning Post

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UPDATED : Friday, 12 October, 2018, 8:31pm
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14:45

Saudi Delegates Arrive in Ankara: US Spies Make Claims/Western Firms Withdraw "IndyWatch Feed War"

Interesting that western business and 'influential persons' like Obama (influential is not my choice of words) seek to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia. Or so they claim.
In advance of this possibility?

Again with the hearsay!  
From "one person" and a "second person". No substance. No names.

As Washington Post claims the Turks have told US officials they have audio and video to support claims of murder.  

The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.
 one person with knowledge of the recording who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity
A second person briefed on the recording said....
Washington Post always being very spooky. 

Persons of influence and wealth back away.. allegedly?

What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government, Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, said in a statement suspending several ongoing projects with Saudi entities.
Over the last few days, several large western firms and prominent figures announced they were pulling out of joint ventures and appearances with the Saudi leadership over the disappearance. Among them were The New York Times, Uber, and ...

14:45

A Global Peoples Bailout For The Coming Crash "IndyWatch Feed War"

A full decade since the great crash of 2008, many progressive thinkers have recently reflected on the consequences of that fateful day when the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, foreshadowing the worst international financial crisis of the post-war period. What seems obvious to everyone is that lessons have not been learnt, the financial sector is now larger and more dominant than ever, and an even greater crisis is set to happen anytime soon. But the real question is when it strikes, what are the chances of achieving a bailout for ordinary people and the planet this time? In the aftermath of the last global financial meltdown, there was a constant stream of analysis about its proximate causes.

14:43

Japanese PM Abe to visit China in sign of improved relations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to travel to China later this month for his first formal visit in seven years, in a further sign of improving relations between the regional rivals.

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Bilateral ties nosedived in 2012 after Japan nationalized a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea claimed by Beijing, setting off violent protests in China.

Head of the Chinese Communist Partys International Department Song Tao talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting at Abes official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 11, 2018. (Reuters)

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Despite close economic ties, many Chinese also resent Japan over its invasion of their country last century. Beijing routinely warms of resurgent Japanese militarism, despite little evidence of that appearing.

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Abes Oct. 25-27 visit follows a trip to Japan in May by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the ruling Communist Partys second-ranking official. President and party leader Xi Jinping is also expected to visit Japan at a future date.

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With joint efforts by the two sides, we maintained the momentum of improving bilateral ties, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters Friday.

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Along with trade and investment, talks between the leaders are expected to touch on North Korea, which both countries have been pressing to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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Japan hopes to step up cooperation in all areas and elevate Japan-China relations to a higher level, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. I hope (the leaders) open their hearts and discuss frankly.

The Associated Press

14:40

The Insurgent Power Of The Commons In The War Against The Imagination "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thank you, Fred [Iutzi] and The Land Institute for inviting me to this wonderful festival! Its a great honor to be speaking at an event at which so many illustrious thinkers, innovators, and activists have attended in the past. I want to thank the Land Institute for its pathbreaking research and leadership over the years and give a special thanks to Wes Jackson for his vision, courage, and sheer persistence over so many years. Im not a farmer or seed-sharer, and I dont have a specific role in the farm-to-table world except as a grateful eater. However, I do live in a small, somewhat rural town, Amherst, Massachusetts, a place of maple trees and CSA farms, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, and a town common.

14:37

World Bank Continues To Drive People From Their Land "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bali Nusa Dua, October 11, 2018New analysis by Urgewald, the German human rights NGO, finds that the World Bank is still resettling people in many of its development projects. Altogether, Urgewald screened 1,920 projects approved by the World Bank in its last 4 fiscal years (FY). From 37.2% to 40.1% of the projects were connected to the World Bank resettlement policy: 37.2% in the FY 2015, 39.7% in 2016, 37.7% in 2017 and 40.1% in 2018. Typical projects include road construction, mining or agricultural projects. This week, the Bank is holding its annual meetings in Indonesia. The study results put further pressure on its board and its president Jim Yong Kim to ensure the protection of people affected by the Banks projects.

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Video: Anne Marie Waters and Robert Spencer at the For Britain conference 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

I spoke with Anne Marie Waters, leader of the For Britain Movement for the Forgotten Majority, via Skype during For Britains recent 2018 conference. Once the odious May regime is gone and sanity is restored to British politics (no, that doesnt mean Jeremy Corbyn), Ill address a future For Britain conference in person.

14:35

American Beauties "IndyWatch Feed War"

The story of the plastic bagthe kind that is so ubiquitous in grocery stores, in gutters, in the branches of treesis a story of persuasion, one that began with a battle between paper and plastic in the hearts of the American people. People are fond of the old paper bag, Peter Bunten explained to the New York Times in 1984. Its as American as the flag and apple pie and all those other red, white, and blue clichs. At the time, Bunten worked for American Paper Institute, and the plastic bag, first introduced to grocery stores in 1979, was ready to challenge the paper bags supremacy over how people carted home groceriesa $600 million market at the time.

14:31

BDS activists raise funds for Gaza instead of paying court fine for Lorde boycott "IndyWatch Feed War"

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This is the first case to use a 2011 Israeli law which allows civil suits to be filed against individuals who encourage the boycott of Israel

14:30

End Of Hegemony: UN Must Reflect Changing World Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is a rational explanation of why India and Brazil, two countries with vast populations and large and growing economies, are not permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Council made up of 5 permanent and ten rotating members was designed to reflect a world order that was birthed from the horrific violence of World War II. It was as simple as this: Those who emerged on the side of the victors were granted permanent membership and a veto power that would allow a single country to defy the will of the entire international community. This unfair system, which has perpetually weakened the moral foundation of the UN, remains in effect to this day.

14:27

Indonesia: 63 jihad terror groups pledge allegiance to the Islamic States caliph "IndyWatch Feed War"

Even though the Islamic State has lost most of its territory in Iraq and Syria, and with it the appearance of enjoying the favor of Allah upon its claim to be the caliphate, that claim still has a potent appeal for jihad groups worldwide. In Sunni Islamic law, only the caliph is authorized to declare []

14:24

Steve Scalise bullish on GOP: I think we hold the House Washington Examiner "IndyWatch Feed War"

I think we hold the House, Scalise, R-La., told Fox News Friday.

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Scalise said the decision by Democrats to resort to violent rhetoric during the Kavanaugh confirmation shows they have no ideas, and said this would turn off voters.

Margaret Thatcher used to say, first you win the argument, then you win the vote, he said. Theyre not winning the argument if theyre resorting to violence, and ultimately theyll lose the vote if they continue to call on violence.

He said the people hes seen in swing districts shows theyre excited about the direction of the country, and the job growth seen over the last two years.

You feel a lot of momentum right now our way, he said. I think people are angered by what they saw in the Senate the last few weeks. And frankly, when you talk to them about the economy, they like what theyre seeing.

People are working, theyre getting higher wages now because of the work we did with President Trump to cut taxes, he added.

Youre seeing an economy thats booming, and yet Democrats want to raise taxes, they want to abol...

14:20

Disrupt And Protest These Bank Recruitment Events "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the next few months several of the banks that are financing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) are hosting recruitment events at college campuses. The banks use these events to recruit students to internship programs and for jobs in the finance industry. They speak glowingly about what it means to work for their bank, but leave out the part about how they are financing violent companies like ETP and destructive projects like the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Water Protectors resisting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline have been beaten, tased and charged with felonies. Stand in solidarity with the frontlines by disrupting and demonstrating at these campus recruitment events and telling students the truth about the banks that are bankrolling the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

14:19

Steve Scalise: Republicans will hold U.S. House "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, believes that despite a Democratic push to take control of the House in this falls election, Republicans will remain in charge.

I think were going to maintain the House, and I think its because people like the job that weve done in terms of tackling tough problems, Scalise said by telephone as he was traveling to Springfield to appear at a fundraiser at Illini County Club for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville.

And you look at the tax cut bill especially, Scalise said. The economy had been struggling for 10 years, and we finally confronted some of the problems to get it back on track. And thats being done by putting more money in the pockets of hardworking taxpayers and making sure that were competitive.

Asked about the decision by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, not seek re-election, Scalise said it will be a loss.

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Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana throws out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NLDS in Washington. (AP)

But, he added, hes leaving at a time when hes got some important accomplishments and hes done a lot for our team to lead us in terms of an agenda but especially to raise the money necessary to allow us to keep the House majority. He noted that Ryan didnt seek to be speaker and now will be able to do something so important to him spend time with his young family.

So I applaud him for his decision, Scalise said.

Scalise thinks President Donald Trump is doing a really good job.

I enjoy working with him because hes focused on following through on the promises he made during the campaign, Scalise said. One of the things he said he would do is lower taxes rates, and to stand up for the United States and our allies while pushing back on countries like North Korea and Iran.

While there has been some concern about Trumps talk of tariffs on foreign imports leading to retaliation that could affect American agriculture, Scalise believes good will come out of the controversy.

I think weve seen the president be selective and strategic about the focus of the tariff policy, Scalise said.

Primarily, its on China, whos abused a lot of the trade rules, Scalise said. And thats, I think, where the focus ought to stay. Lets maintain our friendships around the world and trade with countries who are fair...

14:15

Think From The Heart: Mexicos Indigenous Congress "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dispatches from Resistant Mexico is a series of short documentaries from southern Mexico, each depicting one of the thousands of pockets of resistance throughout Latin America that are in struggle against what the Zapatistas call the capitalist hydra. These individuals and communities affirm a way life in opposition to capitalist economics and values. They fight the devastating neoliberal development and mega-projects that loot resources and land from indigenous communities and threaten forms of life that have survived despite 500 years of colonization. The resistance shares many of the principles and goals of the Zapatistas: autonomy from the capitalist economy, communalist self-government rooted in indigenous collective traditions, an end to the subordination of women and a respectful, life-affirming, non-dominating relation to nature.

14:15

Ron Unz: American Pravda 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and the Zionist Control of America "IndyWatch Feed War"

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American Pravda: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

As President George W. Bush began inexorably moving America toward the Iraq War in 2002, I realized with a terrible sinking feeling that the notoriously pro-Israel Neocon zealots had somehow managed to seize control of the foreign policy of his administration, a situation I could never have imagined even in my worst nightmare.

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At first I couldnt believe what was taking place, simply awed by the breathtaking power and dishonesty of our American Pravda, with the establishment media so easily transforming black into white and night into day.

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I eventually discovered that in 2003 former German Cabinet Minister Andreas von Blow had published a best-selling book strongly suggesting that the CIA rather than Bin Laden was behind the attacks, while in 2007 former Italian President Francesco Cossiga had similarly argued that the CIA and the Israeli Mossad had been responsible, claiming that fact was well known among Western intelligence agencies.

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The numerous Griffin books, beginning with his important 2004 volume The New Pearl Harbor, provide a very helpful evolving compendium of these. Although they all contain a great deal of overlap I might emphasize Debunking 9/11 Debunking, a 2007 reply to the Popular Mechanics volume, and the 2008 book...

14:10

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty "IndyWatch Feed War"

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Ive been working for years as a professional and I dont earn a living wage, said Joyce Barnes, a home health care worker based in Richmond. It hurts. It hurts so much. She described how she gets no sick days or vacation days, and cant take a day off to spend with her grandchildren. She owes a hospital thousands of dollars for medical bills even though she now has insurance. Dont be fooled by a false narrative about us, added Abbie Arevalo-Herrera...

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France: Concert by pro-jihad Muslim performer at site of jihad massacre canceled "IndyWatch Feed War"

Not a single imam, as I speak to you, not a single Muslim leader, asked Medine to cancel his concert. That makes them all accomplices, all of them are complicit. It also raises important questions about how moderate imams in France really are. But will French authorities ask those questions and mount investigations in order []

14:00

The #MeToo campaign versus the presumption of innocence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Eric London, World Socialist Website In the US, the Democratic Party and its celebrity and media allies, through the vehicle of its #MeToo campaign, are waging a battle against the presumption of innocence. By seeking to whip up hysterical moods surrounding allegations of sexual misconduct, they are trying to popularize the idea that those accused of sexual assault should be presumed guilty. This campaign is, in its essence, reactionary and should be opposed. The proponents of this view have put forward four primary arguments: All accusers must be believed, and doubting any accuser is tantamount to victim blaming or rape apology. The actress Rose McGowan said in December 2017, I would challenge the media to stop using the word alleged. My beef is really with all the people who are complicit. Its the first time in history women are being believed, even though we get slagged. The impact of such crimes on victims is so devastating that basic protections for the accused are obstacles in the way of justice, not only for the particular accuser,

13:48

Pope Francis Accepts D.C. Cardinal Wuerls Resignation "IndyWatch Feed War"

The pontiff praised Cardinal Wuerls nobility in stepping down instead of defending his reputation under fire

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ROMEPope Francis has accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Vatican said Friday, ending months of speculation about the fate of one of the most powerful officials in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican didnt immediately name a new archbishop of Washington, but in a letter released by the Archdiocese of Washington, the pope asked the cardinal to continue to serve on an interim basis until a replacement is appointed. The pope also praised Cardinal Wuerls nobility in choosing to step down rather than defend his record under fire.

The cardinal has faced widespread criticism since August, when a report documenting the sexual abuse of more than...

13:45

Gareth Porter: The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election a Dismantling of the Deep State Narrative Promulgated by the CIA and the NYT "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gareth Porter

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

Published in full text online with permission of the author in order to enable this important work to be read in Russian and other languages using the translation widget.

The idea promoted by NYTs Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.

By Gareth Porter
Special to Consortium News
10 October 2018

In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times painted a picture of highly effective Russian government exploitation of social media for that purpose. Shane and Mazzetti asserted that anti-Clinton, pro-Trump messages shared with millions of voters by Russia could have made the difference in the election.

What we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come, they write elsewhere in the 10,000-word article.

But an investigation of the data they cite to show that the Russian campaigns on Facebook and Twitter were highly effective reveals a gross betrayal of journalistic responsibility. Shane and Mazzetti have constructed a case that is fundamentally false and misleading with statistics that exaggerate the real effectiveness of social media efforts by orders of magnitude.

Reaching 129 Million Americans

The Internet Research Agency (IRA), is a privately-owned company run by entrepreneur Vevgeny V. Prigozhin, who has ties with President Vladimir Putin. Its employees...

13:44

Morocco: Saudi Arabias Indispensable Anchor in North Africa "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the wake of the Arab Spring, a fierce competition between regional powers, from Saudi Arabia to Qatar, started to play out in North Africa. While driven by differing and seldom conflicting motives, these competing actors were equally eager to capitalize on the post-2011 tumults to secure a firmer grip on the region. Crisis-laden countries like Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, where the unrest erupted into full-fledged revolutions, turned into the backdrop against which opposing agendas sought to trump one another in the hopes of shaping post-revolutionary North Africa in the most advantageous way.

A multiplicity of factors contributed to setting in motion such a power struggle, not least the resurgence of political Islam in the Arab world since 2011. Indeed, the ascent of Islamist governments in Tunisia and Egypt, and potential repetitions in other areas of North Africa, opened the Pandoras box of historical differences between the major Gulf actors. Indeed, on the one hand, the rising tide of political Islam augured well for Qatar and its long-standing ties with Islamist movements and organizations. Conversely, the Islamist turn taken by the Arab Spring constituted an ominous albatross for Saudi Arabia and the Emirates due to their avowed repudiation of political Islam.

As a result, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Riyadh found themselves on a collision course in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. With an eye toward enhancing its clout in the region, Qatar seized upon the Islamist momentum by cultivating ties with post-Mubarak Egypt and post-Ben Ali Tunisia, where political Islam took the reins. Increasingly perturbed, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi set upon coalescing an anti-Islamist front in order to dilute the meteoric Islamist wave.

As the Gulf actors are still vying for influence and dominance, the North African chessboard has now turned into a no-win labyrinth. Neither the Saudi- and Emirates-led fold nor Qatar managed to piece together a coalition of staunch North African allies capable of furthering their respective agendas, i.e. combatting Islamism and Iranian influence for Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, and mitigating the economic and diplomatic fallout of the June 2017 embargo for Qatar. In Libya, the Emirates gambled on Haftar who, to date, has proved to be an integral component of the North African imbroglio rather than its solution. Following the Arab Spring, Qatar managed to entrench itself in Tunisia; however, its position now seems more precarious than ever as the pressure is mounting on the Is...

13:41

Juncker: a Brexit deal must be found "IndyWatch Feed War"

European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday it was possible to strike a Brexit deal between next weeks European summit in Brussels and a possible summit in November, but that the Irish issue remained the trickiest one.

Those who place all their bets on the scenario of a no-deal are wrong: we will have to find a deal. And I think we will find it, he told Le Monde newspaper in an interview.

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Jean-Claude Juncker

The Irish issue is obviously extra difficult. Its true we are not where we should be to strike a deal, Juncker said.

In any case, if Ireland finds itself in a situation where it cant accept the solutions put forward, we wont conclude: Ireland First, he said, without elaborating.

Reuters

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Ingrid Melander

13:35

Rep. Steve Scalise: When Eric Holder, other Dems call for violence, thats a direct threat to our democracy "IndyWatch Feed War"

This summer, California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters called on her supporters to harass cabinet officials. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that you cannot be civil with members of the Republican Party. And Wednesday, videotape was released of former Attorney General Eric Holder telling a Democratic audience at a campaign rally in Georgia on Sunday that they should kick Republicans when they perceive them as going low.

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Despite the continued reports of politically motivated threats or violence, Democratic Party leaders have worked to keep this anger burning and incite even more harassment and violence.

By Steve Scalise
Commentary

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Beginning with my own near-death experience at the hands of a deranged shooter who sought to assassinate a baseball field of Republicans, there is a growing list of violent or threatening actions taken against conservatives by Democrats.

  • Ashley Kavanaugh, Justice Brett Kavanaughs wife and his daughters received multiple credible threats.
  • Dana Loesch, NRA spokeswoman, received death threats against her children on Twitter.
  • Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., received such a threatening phone call that the man has now been indicted.
  • Jamie Gardner, wife of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., wife, received a text of a beheading after the vote to confirm Justice Kavanaugh.
  • Several Republican Senators had their personal information, including home addresses, posted to Wikipedia for threatening purposes by a Democrat House staffer.
  • Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.) received threatening phone calls that led to a mans arrest.
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kent., and his wife Kelly Paul have both received credible threats that have led to arrests.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife, as well as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, were chased out of restaurants.
  • Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by protesters and harassed out of a DC restaurant.
  • Rudy Peters, a Rep...

13:30

Ed Jewett: Book Review Microcosm and Medium by Joseph Farrell A Mind Control Prophylactic "IndyWatch Feed War"

There arent many things that get my anger and paranoia out for a walk on a rainy weekday afternoon than reading about advances being made by the military-industrial empire having to do with mind control.

I like to be left alone to determine the direction of my life, so I find Joseph Farrells Microcosm and Medium to be a breath of fresh air, first for its new information, then for some analysis by someone with advanced intelligence and terminal degrees, and thirdly for its approach to hope for humanity. There are things we can do to prevent the cell doors of tyranny from slamming shut.

Microcosm and Medium: The Cosmic Implications and Agenda of Mind Control Technologies. In this latest book Joseph P Farrell examines the subject of mind control, but from a very unusual perspective, showing that its basic underlying philosophy, and goal, is not only cosmological in nature, but that the cosmology in view is very ancient, and that mind control of any sort, from the arts to hypnosis, remote electromagnetic technologies and electroencephalographic dictionaries has cosmological implications.

Dr. Farrell has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Philosophy, an M.A. in Historical and Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in Patristics.

Following a paradigm of researching the relationship between alternative histo...

13:27

Unintended Consequences of Information Bans "IndyWatch Feed War"

Luke Froeb at Managerial Econ covers a number of cases in which information bans have led to unintended and negative consequences:

When I was at the Bureau of Economics at the FTC, we were asked by Congress whether using credit histories to price car insurance was discriminatory.  The resulting FACTA report found that:

  1. as a group, African-Americans and Hispanics tend to have lower scores than non-Hispanic whites and Asians.
  2. scores effectively predict risk of claims within racial and ethnic groups.
  3. The Commission could not develop an alternative scoring model that would continue to predict risk effectively, yet decrease the differences in scores among racial and ethnic groups.

As a result, banning the use of credit scores would result in insurers finding other, less good and possibly discriminatory methods of distinguishing high from low risks, like selling insurance only in low risk areas.  Good drivers living in higher risk areas would be pooled with other drivers living in the high risk area, and would have to pay higher rates.

Previous studies (here and here) finds an analogous effect of preventing criminal background checks in employment, that doing so increases racial discrimination against African American men.

Adam Smiths words are evergreen:

The man of system, on the contrary, is apt to be very wise in his own conceitHe seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that the pieces upon the chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it. If those two principles coincide and act in the same direction, the game of human society will go on easily and harmoniously, and is very likely to be happy and successful. If they are opposite or different, the game will go on miserably, and the society must be at all times in the....

13:25

US Intelligence Had a "Duty to Warn" Khashoggi Why Didn't That Happen? "IndyWatch Feed War"

If U.S. intelligence acquired the information through the British GHCQ, a warning to Khashoggi might have revealed that the GHCQ has bugged all those Cisco telephones the Saudi royals so proudly display.

13:19

IPCC Report: Demise of the Here-Us-Now Civilization "IndyWatch Feed War"

The major new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in Korea on October 8 (2018), is nearly 800 pages long and includes more than 6,000 scientific references. However, it can be summarized in just few sentences with absolutely horrific implications:

The average global temperature is now 1.0C above its pre-industrial levels. That increase is already causing more extreme weather, rising sea levels, and diminishing Arctic sea ice, and is damaging untold number of land and sea ecosystems.

A 1.5C increase, likely by 2040, would make things worse. A 2.0C increase will be far worse than that. Only radical socio-economic and politico-diplomatic change can stop catastrophe. The worlds leading climate scientists have warned that only a dozen years are left for global warming to be kept to a maximum increase of 1.5C. Beyond that an irreversibility effect would be set in motion: even half a degree increase will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat, and hence poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

To avoid the most serious damage requires transforming the world economy within just a few years, said the authors, who estimate that the damage would come at a cost of a fantastic, and rather fracturing, $54 trillion. This transformation goes of course beyond what we usually label as economy. It will require a change of entire human dynamics; modes and preference of how we extract, manufacture, distribute, consume, spend, live, travel, power all that, think of and teach about it.

Reactions are unfolding: Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels would be a herculean task, involving rapid, dramatic changes in the way that governments, industries and societies function says Nature magazine. Science Daily predicts: Limiting global warming to 1.5C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5C compared to 2C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.

 

Unholy war against everything beautiful on this planet

Nevertheless, for the informed and willing, all was clear already with the Rio summit. Back then, I was quick to react: I was among the very first in Europe to conceptualise and introduce (and set as obligatory) the subject of Sustainable Development (along with Environment Ethics) in the universities of Europe. Thus, for the past two decades Ive been teaching my students that: Currently, the amount of crops, animals and other biomatter we all extract from the earth each year exceeds what such a small planet can replace by an estimated 20% meaning it takes almost 14.4 mon...

13:19

Lara al-Qasem's case is a public relations disaster for Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Palestinian-American student's week-long detention at Ben Gurion Airport triggered a global discussion around the politics of studying in a country that openly engages in racial profiling and ideological exclusion

13:10

Khashoggi investigation: Saudi delegation arrives in Turkey for talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Saudi officials fly in to Ankara after countries agree to form joint working group to investigate case of missing journalist

The Killing of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Could Spell the End for Mohammad bin Salman "IndyWatch Feed War"

The death of famous journalist Saudita Jamal Khashoggi is likely to have important repercussions, revealing the hypocrisy of the mainstream media, tensions inside the Saudi regime, and the double standards of Western countries.

12:39

US to Apply the Magnitsky Act Regarding the Khashoggi Incident? "IndyWatch Feed War"

 In case you're not up to speed?

 AlJaz-Senators trigger act requiring Trump to determine if foreign person committed rights violations against the Saudi writer

 This move sets some alarm bells off...........Five alarm fire style

"After the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Senators triggered the terms of the Global Magnitsky Act, which requires the president to investigate and determine if a foreign person is responsible for a extrajudicial killing, torture or other gross violation of internationally recognised human rights.
In a letter, signed by a bipartisan group of 22 Senators on Wednesday, Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, demanded President Donald Trump probe any violations committed against Khashoggi.
Here's a look at the Magnitsky Act and how it applies to Khashoggi's case:"

What is the Magnitsky Act?...

12:35

Italy Declares War on Merkel and the EU "IndyWatch Feed War"

If there were ever any doubts that the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition that now runs Italy has a plan to defy the European Union its proposed budget should quell them.

12:33

How Saudi media has reported Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Saudi media goes after 'blatantly biased' reporting from Western outlets described as defamation campaigns targeting the kingdom

12:32

#EZLN: An invitation to: The Impossible Movie Theater "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statement by the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from October 2018.

Originally published by Enlace Zapatista.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

October, 2018

To the persons, groups, collectives and organizations of the national and international Sixth:
To the support networks for the Indigenous Governing Council:
To those for whom cinema is a hobby, vice, or obsession:

Part I and only:

THE IMPOSSIBLE MOVIE THEATER.

(Opening scene: The Serpent Offers the Apple)

 Youre walking without a destination. You dont know where youre going, much less why. Behind you is the busy street which runs along the wall whose crumbling facade mocks the also deteriorating poster of the Happy Family. In the distance lies the monumental stadium and its impertinent question: Who rules? Anyway, right now you have no idea where you are and youre starting to wonder if you should turn backbut you dont know where or why youd go in that direction either. So you stop, but only for a moment because a little girl grabs your hand and hurries you along: Hurry up or well be late to the movie. You dont have a chance to respond because youre immediately faced with a colorful sign declaring: All adults must be accompanied by a child [nio]. But someone has crossed out un nio and written a girl [una nia]. Another anonymous hand has scratched that out to write unoa nioa. Someone else crossed that out and wrote instead, None of that matters here.

Someone wearing a ski-mask stops you, but the little girl says to the masked face, hes with me. The masked person allows you to pass. You walk down a slope partially covered in cement, through puddles, rocks, and mud. Off to the side there are multiple wood structures with tin roofs. The fog is heavy, so the humble struc...

12:31

NATO Supports Corrupt Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed War"

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12:25

America"s Disastrous Occupation of Afghanistan Turns 17 "IndyWatch Feed War"

America has now passed the 17-year mark in Afghanistan. The blame falls primarily on three successive presidents who embraced a quixotic crusade to remake Afghanistan. In contrast to his predecessors, Donald Trump seemed to understand how hopeless the Afghanistan war is.

12:24

Good Riddance to Nikki Haley, "IndyWatch Feed War"

NIKKI FINDS THE DOOR



Good riddance to Nikki Haley, the soon-departed UN Ambassador.  Ignore most of the speculation about her grand future plans to run for President or take Lindsey Graham's Senate seat if Trump dumps Jeff Sessions and replaces him with the South Carolina Senator.  The simple explanation that often is the most sensible is that Haley's influence with the President had reached near zero.  She was iced out by her ideological ally John Bolton and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  She had no future inside the Trump Administration, having angered the President a few times and tried to grab the spotlight even more often.  Trump's UN General Assembly performance was another point of upset for Haley--further indication how far outside the loop she had descended.  It was just time to go.  Smart move for someone as ambitious as she is.  For some, New York City is Siberia when all the action is in the immediate vicinity of the Oval Office.

http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/10/harper-nikki-finds-the-door.html


12:24

Essam al-Zamil: The Saudi economist punished for speaking truth to power "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Overshadowed by the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the fate of this respected analyst shows even critiquing Vision 2030 is off limits

12:13

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12:00

Your Questions for Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell "IndyWatch Feed War"

A special Question-and-Answer period at the Mises Institute's 2018 Supporters Summit in Auburn, Alabama. Recorded on September 28, 2018. Emceed by Mark Thornton.

11:55

The Self-Defeating US Empire "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It wont work.

11:46

Democrats, the Civil Party? Ask Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed War"

Remember Michelle Obamas famous when they go low, we go high? The 2018 Democrats have amended that take. Its a little less noble-sounding.

OPINION

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The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight continues to have personal and political reverberations. Outraged left-wing activists, spurred on by their rape accusations against Kavanaugh, adopted Alinsky-like tactics of confronting senators at restaurants and raucously banging on the doors of the Supreme Court.

These actions have the potential to spiral out of control, both literally (stoking actual violence) and politically (producing conservative backlash against the mob that boosts Republican energy in the midterm elections).

With that in mind, one might suppose that some adultsome prudent leader with moral authority in the Democratic Partywould step forward to calm the base and remind them how to behave. Instead of being summoned to their bette...

11:39

Trumps not gonna let a little murder get in the way of Saudi arms deal "IndyWatch Feed War"

The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
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We already have the charts printed up an everything.
By Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images.

A new report in The Washington Post, citing U.S. intelligence intercepts, appears to confirm what is looking increasingly likely: that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the operation to lure journalist Jamal Khashoggi from his...

11:31

Trump cant let the Saudis get away with murder "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the face of mounting evidence that the Saudi government is behind the disappearance and likely murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump has to make it plain that hes not the junior partner is the US-Saudi alliance.

Trump on Thursday seemed to rule out the most obvious response, saying that halting arms sales to Riyadh is not acceptable to me. As he explained the night before, he thinks that hurts Americans more than the Saudis.

OK, but hes got to find some way to make Riyadh feel some hurt.

New York Post
Editorial

Yes, Saudi Arabia has been a US ally since President Franklin Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz on his way home from the Yalta conference in 1945. More, Riyadh is now a key part of the anti-Iran alliance.

But the relationship remains strained by Saudi funding of extremism around the globe, and the fact that nearly all the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

Hopes had been high that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was bringing real change with his economic and political reforms. Yet hes already raised nerves by spending the past year purging his critics.

And an extrajudicial murder in another country is a whole new level a game-changer, as Sen. Lindsey Graham put it.

Trump must make Riyadh understand that such behavior is unacceptable from a US ally. If he wont stop the arm sales, his advisers need to find some other sanction combined with private threats of more severe action.

The president said Thursday hes waiting for more information. Fine, but Congress may force his hand. Four senators from both parties have written Trump, triggering a probe under the Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act  which may quickly lead to sanctions on MBS and his inner circle.

Meanwhile, major foreign investors have already started re-evaluating their relationship with the kingdom and MBS.

...

11:23

MEE: Khashoggi Dragged From Consulate Office, Killed & Dismembered "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor A report by MEE pointed to a sources close to the investigation saying that Jamal Khashoggi was dragged from the consul generals office inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday before he was brutally murdered by two men who cut up his body,. Turkish officials said they know when and where in []

11:20

MBS Ordered Operation against Khashoggi: US Intel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered an operation against Jamal Khoshoggi, which would see him lured back to the kingdom and arrested, The Washington Post reported. Citing US intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the matter, the American daily to which government supporter-turned-critic Jamal Khoshoggi contributed as a columnist []

11:05

Long-Awaited Slowdown in China Exports Still Isnt Happening "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trade surplus with U.S. hit record for second straight month in September, widening to $34.1 billion from $31.1 billion in August

Chinese shipping containers being unloaded at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., last month. Chinas trade surplus with the U.S. grew to $34.1 billion in September from $31.1 billion in August.
Chinese shipping containers being unloaded at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., last month. Chinas trade surplus with the U.S. grew to $34.1 billion in September from $31.1 billion in August. PHOTO: MARK RALSTON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

BEIJINGChinas exports strengthened unexpectedly in September despite the worsening trade dispute with the U.S., while the two countries trade gap hit a fresh high.

A rush of shipments driven by fear of heavier tariffs, a softer domestic currency and solid external demand all spurred export growth, economists say. But the momentum wont last long, they predicted, as trade woes will likely intensify.

Total exports were up 14.5% from a year earlier, the General Administ...

10:57

Free Our Internet: Google Does Not Worry About Legislation Because They Bought Congress "IndyWatch Feed War"

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: In this photo illustration, The Google logo is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London, England. Founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google now makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and

Danger to American Democracy via censorship: Large technology companies procurement of political influence via lobbying efforts in Washington, DC

Christie-Lee McNally, executive director of Free Our Internet, warned of large technology companies procurement of political influence via lobbying efforts in Washington, DC. She offered her remarks in a Thursday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXMs Breitbart News Daily.

Free Our Internet is a non-profit organization describing itself as an opponent of the tech-left and its political censorship of conservative speech online.

McNally said:

They control over 90 percent of the internet, so they dont need to capitulate to us, they dont need to capitulate to the Senate [or] the president. They dont need to capitulate because theyve bought them all. The amount they pay in lobbyists if you look at FEC reports and how much they pay in lobbyists [and in] Washington, DC, they dont have to worry about legislation.

Clearly they lied last month when they went up there, said McNally of Twitter and Facebook executives denial of political censorship across their digital platforms during testimony before congressional committees.

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LISTEN:

Open Secrets itemized Googles lobbying spending via the technology companys FEC filings, with its most recent data coming from 2014.

The top re...

10:55

PACE Rejects Resolution on Reform: No Legitimate Decisions Are Possible If Russia Is Excluded "IndyWatch Feed War"

If PACE is to serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and launching initiatives, no members rights can be restricted. The CoE along with PACE needs Russia as much as Russia needs it.

10:45

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren an impolite arrogant woman "IndyWatch Feed War"

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly last year called Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren an impolite arrogant woman in an email to an aide after taking a phone call with her regarding President Trumps travel ban.

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The email from February 8, 2017, obtained and published on Thursday by Buzzfeed as a part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, was written to Kevin Carroll, Kellys then-senior counselor at the Department of Homeland Security, where Kelly was serving as secretary.

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Absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone, Kelly wrote. What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah blah blah.

Kelly was referring to an early 2017 temporary restraining order issued by federal judges blocking President Trumps executive order that would have banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States.

Buzzfeed reported:

Warren called Trumps travel ban illegal during a protest she attended soon after Trump issued the executive order at Logan International Airport in Boston, where a number of people were detained. A congressional source familiar with Warrens phone call with Kelly told BuzzFeed News that the senators staff had tried to obtain information from the Department of Homeland Security about her constituents, some of whom held visas, who were detained at Logan beginning on Jan. 29, 2017. But the staffers were unsuccessful. Warren then reached out to Kelly, who didnt respond to her for a week. When Kelly finally called Warren, she told him she had been trying to reach him, which Kelly denied. Warren described her staffs numerous email exchanges with Kelly and their conversation then became heated.

Too bad Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldnt order her to be quiet again! Carroll responded to Kelly. Warren is running for president so early, trying too hard, and...

10:38

Militarists Grip over Canadas Parliament "IndyWatch Feed War"

How do you feel about taxpayer-funded organizations using your tax dollars to lobby elected politicians for more of your tax dollars?

Welcome to the Canadian military.

Last week Anju Dhillon told the House of Commons I saw first-hand the sacrifices that our men and women in the navy have made to protect our country. The Liberal MP recently participated in the Canadian Leaders at Sea Program, which takes influential individuals on action-packed multi-day navy operations. Conducted on both coasts numerous times annually, nine Parliamentarians from all parties participated in a Spring 2017 excursion and a number more joined at the end of last year. The Commander of the Atlantic Fleet, Commodore Craig Baines, describes the initiatives political objective: By exposing them to the work of our men and women at sea, they gain a newfound appreciation for how the RCN protects and defends Canada at home and abroad. They can then help us spread that message to Canadians when they return home.

And vote for more military spending.

MPs are also drawn into the militarys orbit in a variety of other ways. Set up by DNDs Director of External Communications and Public Relations in 2000, the Canadian Forces Parliamentary Program was labeled a valuable public-relations tool by the Globe and Mail. Different programs embed MPs in the army, navy and air force. According to the Canadian Parliamentary Review, the MPs learn how the equipment works, they train with the troops, and they deploy with their units on operations. Parliamentarians are integrated into the unit by wearing the same uniform, living on bases, eating in messes, using CF facilities and equipment. As part of the program, the military even flew MPs to the Persian Gulf to join a naval...

10:37

Pakistan: Government Defends CPEC, Relationship With China, Debt IMF talks of excessive debts which cannot be repaid "IndyWatch Feed War"

Outflows under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will begin in 2021 and peak over the next three years without creating a debt trap, an official of the Planning Commission with knowledge of the financing arrangements told Dawn on condition of anonymity.

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Separately, the Planning Commission released a lengthy statement trying to address the concerns of the global community about Pakistans mounting Chinese debts and whether or not CPEC could turn out to be a debt trap for Pakistan.

Most recently, the IMF Managing Director told reporters at a press conference in Bali on Thursday that the fund will demand absolute transparency about all debt, without explicitly naming Chinese debt, whether under CPEC or not. A day earlier, the IMF Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld told reporters that Pakistan should avoid excessive debts which cannot be repaid when availing Chinese borrowing for infrastructure development.

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IMF Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld

By contrast, the planning commission official on Thursday said CPEC was rather being expanded and its pace expedited.

He said the debt repayments will start in 2021 with about $300-400 million annually and gradually peak to about $3.5 billion by fiscal year 2024-25 before tapering off with total repayments to be completed in 25 years.

The planning commissioned statement tried to strike a more earnest tone. CPEC is not imposing any immediate burden with respect to loans repayment and energy sector outflows it said, arguing all debt related outflows will be outweighed by the resultant benefits of the investments to the Pakistan economy. The statement, however, did not give any figures on the size of the outflows or their timeline.

The present government, with mutual consultation of Government of China is broadening the base and expediting pace of CPEC, within the broad parameters of the already approved CPEC framework. A mechanism is being developed to include third party participation in CPEC, it added.

The commission reiterated that CPEC was a flagship project and most active project of Belt and Road Init...

10:28

Facebook Purges Over 800 Accounts With Millions Of Followers; Prominent Conservatives Vanish "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Just in time for midterms, Facebook has removed 559 pages and 251 accounts they claim have been spreading misinformation and spam. Several of the pages however some with millions of followers, were pro-Trump conservatives who had spent years cultivating their followings.

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10:21

California man charged with threatening to kill Sen. Dianne Feinstein "IndyWatch Feed War"

A California man who allegedly emailed a death threat to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is facing two felony charges, according to a local report.

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Craig Steven Shaver, 47, was charged in a Los Angeles court Thursday with one felony count of attempted criminal threats and another on possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the local CBS affiliate, for an emailed threat to the California Democrat.

Shavers bail was set at $50,000. If convicted, he will face up to three years in state prison.

The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office alleged in court that Shaver emailed a death threat to the lawmaker on Sept. 30, but they did not share what he wrote or any other information regarding the incident.

The Lancaster, Calif., resident will be arraigned Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Shaver was previously convicted of grand theft in 1991, making it illegal under federal law for him to own a firearm as a felon. Its not clear at what point in the investigation police found a revolver in his possession.

Feinstein, 85, is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and has been a senator since 1992. She previously served as mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Feinstein is up for re-election next month and is up against state Sen. Kevin de Leon, who was endorsed by the California Democratic Party. She has a double-digit lead over her opponent, according to a recent Real Clear Politics average.

In California, the top two candidates in the race will be on the election ballot, even if they are from the same party.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/california-man-charged-with-threatening-to-kill-sen-dianne-feinstein

10:14

Media companies, executives quit Saudi event over missing journalist "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Flurry of leading figures pull out of key investment conference, suspend talks as outrage grows after Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

10:12

The Price of BernieCare "IndyWatch Feed War"

Democrats object that Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.

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Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanderss government-run health-care agenda.

Republicans are running ads slamming Democrats on single-payer health care, and President Trump framed the issue this week in a USA Today op-ed that said Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health c...

09:58

Oil, Gas and Pipelines, Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily The events of 11 September 2001 gave the United States its excuse to once again focus on regime change in Kabul By James ONeill In 2013 Tom Engelhardt wrote, referring to the United States presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where at eight United States air []

09:51

The Sessional Curse: Universities and the Casual Work Force "IndyWatch Feed War"

Universities have become bastions of sessional torment, feeding grounds for despair.  The term sessional is merely a euphemised way of describing an academic employee who has no ongoing employment other than what is offered, a person ever at the mercy of the subject or course coordinator of a department.  They are the toiling poor, the barrel scrapers, the trudged upon and demanded.

The problem here is loathsomely international.  In 2014, CBC News noted the increasing use of contracted sessionals in the university curriculum in Canada.  The case of Kimberley Ellis Hale was cited, an instructor in sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who had essentially slaved for sixteen years on a precarious contract.  Despite those years of service, she has no job security.  She still needs to apply to teach her courses every semester.  She gets none of the perks a full time professor gets.

As with Canada, the United Kingdoms tertiary education system sees approximately half of all academic staff employed on low-paid temporary contracts.  In the United States, half-time work characterises half of faculty staff while the majority do not fall within a tenure track category.  The doors to employment security are, for the most part, barred.

In Australia, as a consequence largely of shifts that took place in university education in the early 1990s, teaching and research institutions became servers of market goals and ideologies, overseen by a none-too-benevolent master in the form of the Commonwealth.  Casual academic staff are the proletariat of the academic profession, something akin to a tribe abandoned and lost.  It seems, reflect Jane Kenway and Diana Langmead rather ruefully, that the triumph of economics over university education is now complete.

Central to this is fragmentation and increased expectation: the former, focused on splitting management from workers and ongoing workers from casual employees; the latter, on converting the academic into a consultant, entrepreneur and wearer of all hats of incongruous size and meaning, all the while inflating workloads on diminishing returns.

Casual academic staff are, according to research done by Robyn Day, David Peetz and Glenda Strachan, not integrated with the permanent academic labour market and that discipline is a key determinant of the level of frustration of casual academic staff.

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09:43

israel (apartheid state) set to worsen prison conditions for Palestinian inmates "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel to make life harder for Palestinian inmates Israeli soldiers line up Palestinian prisoners. (file photo) Israel is set to heavily lower prison standards for Palestinian inmates, a decision that is likely to ignite a new wave of protests both inside and outside of Israeli prisons. A committee established by Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad []

09:34

The effect of overdosing on Zionism, The U.S. Is Morphing Into The U.S.S.A. The United States Of Soviet America "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S. Is Morphing Into The U.S.S.A. The United States Of Soviet America Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com, We are experiencing an ever-increasing level of  surveillance over the citizenry, government censorship and closed-door policies, control and manipulation of []

09:24

And the system that created him: on #Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kavanaughs appointment is serious blow to women, femmes, and the entire working class. It will have repercussions for years to come in many realms: executive power, LGBT rights, environmental protections, affirmative action, and especially abortion rights.

Originally published by Unity and Struggle. Image above: Anti-Kavanaugh protest in Grand Central Station, Oct 1st 2018. Image by Christopher Jones / Gothamist.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

The hearings, deeply triggering and devoid of the bipartisan consensus that used to prevail in the 1990s, express the growing polarization pulling apart the bourgeois state. The political elite was never able to represent our intereststhats why so many working class people abstain from voting. Now they are becoming incapable of agreeing among themselves and producing social consensus around their policies.

That Republicans forced Kavanaugh through despite it tearing the country apart indicates how determined right wing forces are to retain their hold on the levers of state power, no matter how undemocratically: in this case case through the supreme court, the most undemocratic institution in the elitist American settler state.

For decades capitalism has sustained itself by degrading living standards, and foisting the burden of social reproduction onto women and feminized workers. The strategy has depended on stoking patriarchal ideology; re-cohering gender divisions; amplifying violence toward women, queers and trans people; and absorbing and eroding the gains of the 1970s, left unfinished as the feminist movement receded. Kavanaugh expresses this putrescence on the judicial level.

Bourgeois feminism can sometimes stall this process, but only at the cost of eroding our ability to make further change. When we defend old gains through courts and legislation, and abdicate our collective power to Democrats who claim to wield it on our behalf, we are left dispersed and disempowered. Cultural representation alone cannot empower us, nor can the advancement of individual women into the system of exploitation.

The new feminist movements emerging across th...

09:19

A Global Peoples Bailout for the Coming Crash "IndyWatch Feed War"

When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of citizens from below, focused on a single and unifying demand for a peoples bailout across the world.

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A full decade since the great crash of 2008, many progressive thinkers have recently reflected on the consequences of that fateful day when the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, foreshadowing the worst international financial crisis of the post-war period. What seems obvious to everyone is that lessons have not been learnt, the financial sector is now larger and more dominant than ever, and an even greater crisis is set to happen anytime soon. But the real question is when it strikes, what are the chances of achieving a bailout for ordinary people and the planet this time?

In the aftermath of the last global financial meltdown, there was a constant stream of analysis about its proximate causes. This centred on the bursting of the US housing bubble, fuelled in large part by reckless sub-prime lending and an under-regulated shadow banking system. Media commentaries fixated on the implosion of collateralised debt obligations, credit default swaps and other financial innovationsall evidence of the speculative greed and lax government oversight which led to the housing and credit booms.

The term financialisation has become a buzzword to explain the factors which precipitated these events, referring to the vastly expanded role of financial markets in the operation of domestic and global economies. It is not only about the growth of big banks and hedge funds, but the radical transformation of our entire society that has taken place as a result of the increasing dominance of the financial sector with its short-termist, profitmaking logic.

The origins of the problem are rooted in the early 1970s, when the US government decided to end the fixed convertibility of dollars into gold, formally ending the Bretton Woods monetary system. It marked the beginning of a new regime of floating exchange rates, free trade in goods and the free movement of capital across borders. The sweeping reforms brought in under the Thatcher and Reagan governments accelerated a wave of deregulation and privatisation, with minimum protective barriers against the self-regulating market.

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09:15

A Crash Course on the True Causes of Anti-Semitism, part II: the hunt for anti-Semites "IndyWatch Feed War"

[This article was written for the Unz Review] First, anti-Semites everywhere! It has been over a year since I wrote an article entitled A Crash Course on the True Causes

09:10

Weekly report on israels terrorism against the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 10 October 2018) https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11448 Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)   (04 10 October 2018)   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West []

09:03

Between Infoshops and #Insurrection: U.S. #Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

This now classic essay by the late Joel Olson (1967-2012) reflects on the state of US anarchist milieu from the 1990s through the 2000s.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

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Olson was a long time anarchist writer, organizer, political theorist and veteran of both Love & Rage Anarchist Federation and the anarchist influenced Bring the Ruckus organization. A major focus of his writing and work was a focus on the central role of race and white supremacy in shaping the US political order (See Abolition Of White Democracy). 

Since the publishing of this piece in 2009 much of the left, anarchist movement included, and the political landscape on which they stand has been reshaped by events such as Occupy, the Ferguson uprising, the Bernie Sanders campaign and more recently by election of Trump. One important and positive development worth noting that relate to the arguments raised by Olson is the widespread adoption of abolitionist politics on the left, which often explicitly references the struggle against slavery and the period of reconstruction which followed. 

Here are the key takeaways of the article that remain relevant lessons for the left and anarchism today:

  1. Critiques of power that conflate all structures and oppression as equal on moral grounds lack an understanding of how particular structures and oppressions shape and function in each society.
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09:00

Chewing-Gum Doesnt Necessarily Produce Wisdom Teeth "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Denis A. Conroy for the Saker blog Once upon a time, folk thinkingor folk thinkerspioneered human development. Once upon a time it was the philosopher, poet, scientist, dramatist and

08:58

This is what its all about, U.S. arms sales VS. destruction and peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

America Sold $55.6 Billion in Weapons Abroad in FY18 a 33 Percent Jump Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency head, says FY 2018 was a strong year for foreign arms sales. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Von Marie Donato) The U.S. inked $55.6 billion in foreign military sales during fiscal year 2018, easily smashing past the []

08:50

Morning Prayer for Friday, October 12, 2018 Fear is not a proper motivator. Hope wins out. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fear is not a proper motivator. Hope wins out. If you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?

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Prayer to Overcome Fear

Lord, You are a good Father. Your love and care is endless. You care more about my wellbeing that even I do, no matter how much I worry over it. And you are all powerful able to protect me completely and fully from anything that might arise. Lord, I confess I forget these truths. I confess I am prone to believe that I am alone and without any protection. Lord, I know that this is a lie I tell myself, and it only works me up into worry and fear. I repent of that worry and fear now ultimately, I know it stems from not trusting in Your goodness toward me. Help me believe and live out of the truth that you are always close, always protecting me, always watching over every step of my life. Thank you Lord for your great love for me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

A Short Prayer for When Youre Afraid

God, you havent given me a spirit of fear. Come and replace my fear with your power and your love so I may have a sound mind to live each day glorifying you. Amen.

https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/a-prayer-for-when-you-re-overwhelmed-by-fear.html

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Anxiety increases in direct ratio and proportion as man departs from God. Everyone in the world has an anxiety complex because each of us has the capacity to be either a sinner or a saint.

Despair and anxiety are possible because there is a rational s...

08:36

Michelle Obama rejects Eric Holders kicking Republicans remark Time we talk about civility "IndyWatch Feed War"

Michelle Obama stuck to her positive political philosophy Thursday, rejecting ex-Attorney General Eric Holders remark that when Republicans go low, Democrats should kick them.

Fear is not a proper motivator. Hope wins out. If you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful? the former first lady said on the Today show.

At this point, you have to think about what are the things youre telling your girls. Which motto do you want them to live by?

Holder had echoed Hillary Clintons comment earlier this week when she called for Democrats to reject civility when dealing with Republicans in the wake of the GOPs own lack of civility.

Michelle always says, When they go low, we go high, Holder said Sunday at a campaign event in Georgia.

No. When they go low, we kick them, he added to applause.

Holders and Clintons remarks came after the fiercely partisan fight over President Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed despite accusations of sexual misconduct as a high school and college student.

Trump dismissed the allegations as a hoax cooked up by Democrats to derail his nominee, who adamantly denied the accusations.

He also mocked one accuser, California college professor Christine Blasey Ford, at one of his MAGA rallies.

Asked about the #MeToo movement, Michelle Obama said it showed what a dangerous place the world is for women and girls.

Im surprised at how much has changed, but how much has not changed. The world is a, sadly, dangerous place for women and girls, she added.

And I think young women are tired of it. Theyre tired of being undervalued. Theyre tired of being disregarded.

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08:26

Richard Branson halts $1B project with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has suspended a $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia due to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Branson made the announcement Thursday as US Senators sparked an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mystery of the missing US resident and Saudi critic.

What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government, Branson said in a statement.

We have asked for more information from the authorities in Saudi and to clarify their position in relation to Mr Khashoggi.

The Saudi government announced its intention to invest $1 billion into Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit last year, according to CNBC.

Khashoggi vanished Oct. 2 after he went to the consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork so he could marry a Turkish citizen.

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to President Trump that requires him to determine whether Saudi Arabia is responsible for the killing Khashoggi.

The result could result in US sanctions against the Saudi regime.

Referring to possible sanctions against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Trump that he would not be in favor of stopping a country from spending $110 billion and letting Russia and China have that money.

08:19

Asian Markets Offer Hope for End to Global Stock Sell-Off "IndyWatch Feed War"

 Investors in Asia appeared to take a pause on Friday, after another day of selling swept Wall Street.

Markets were mixed after a dramatic day of heavy selling on Thursday. The muted opening suggested the possibility that investors might set aside their worries, at least for a day.

Futures markets that track stocks in the United States were rising while those tracking Europe were mixed, sending conflicting but perhaps calming indicators of how markets might open on Friday. On Wall Street, stocks have been under pressure for six consecutive days.

Skittish investors have been focusing on a host of global concerns that include rising borrowing costs in the United States, escalating trade tensions, the outlook for corporate earnings and sanctions on Iran, which could push the price of oil up.

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The New York Times

In Tokyo, stocks were inching back up to positive territory and trading down less than 1 percent at noon on Friday. Credit Toru Hanai/Reuters

We all know that markets react emotionally sometimes, and there is plenty to be emotional about, Christopher Smart, head of macroeconomic and geopolitical research at Barings, wrote in a note to investors.

Mr. Smart listed economic events in Italy, Brazil and hawkish comments from Mike Pence, the United States vice president, about China as among the concerns gripping the markets.

Oh, and the president said the Fed chair was crazy, Mr. Smart added, referring to President Trumps comments about the Federal Reserve policy to raise interest rates as ridiculous, loco and crazy.

Early in the day Chinas stock market was poised for broad-based selling and dropped by as much as 2 percent before pushing back up to hover closer to neutral territory. The early sell-off was led by technology stocks both in Shanghai and in Shenzhen.

In Tokyo, stocks were inching back up to p...

08:07

Turkey Says Recordings Are Evidence of Saudi Journalists Killing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara has shared with U.S. officials what it calls graphic audio and video proving Jamal Khashoggi died in Saudi consulate

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The Turkish government has what it describes as audio and video recordings purporting to show that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and has shared the evidence with U.S. officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Turkish officials may release the evidence in coming days, these people said, adding the recordings have been desc...

07:57

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi ambassador to UK concerned "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabias UK ambassador has told the BBC he is concerned about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al Saud added it would be premature to comment on the issue at present.

Mr Khashoggi, a well-known critic of the Saudi government, has not been seen since visiting the countrys consulate in Istanbul last week.

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Meanwhile, Sir Richard Branson has said he has halted investing in Saudi Arabia over Mr Khashoggis disappearance.

Mr Khashoggis fiance fears he has been kidnapped or killed while Turkish authorities in Istanbul believe he was murdered by Saudi agents.

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Saudi Arabia denies killing Mr Khashoggi and insists that he left the consulate shortly after he arrived.

There is an ongoing investigation and it would be premature of me to comment until we see the final results, Prince Mohammed said.

He added that Saudi Arabia would like to know what happened to Mr Khashoggi, and hoped the investigation would provide answers soon.

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and US President Donald Trump are among the political figures to have demanded answers from Saudi Arabia over the case, while Virgin boss Sir Richard has also added pressure on the Gulf kingdom.

The entrepreneur said he would be suspending his directorship of two tourism projects in the country, while Virgin would halt discus...

07:47

Brexit deal, muddle or disaster: the 3 scenarios the UK faces "IndyWatch Feed War"

Negotiators aim to agree draft treaty on Britains exit by Sunday evening Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save Save to myFT

By Alex Barker in Brussels

Brexit negotiations have entered the most high stakes period since the UKs 2016 EU referendum. Expectations of a breakthrough are so elevated that a failure may prove spectacular. Before the weekend is out, negotiators want to agree a complete draft treaty, defining the terms of Britains departure, a 21-month transition, and the solution to Northern Irelands border conundrum.

But should a deal could prove elusive, senior officials on both sides fear it will trigger a jolt in markets, upheaval in Westminster, and a frantic phase of European diplomacy.

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Im optimistic but its hard to imagine how this will be a completely smooth process, said an EU member state official overseeing Brexit preparations. A breakdown and crisis can provide sudden energy. Those preparing for the coming weeks including an EU summit on Wednesday foresee three main scenarios: a clean deal; a serious crisis; or an unpredictable muddle.

The clean deal If there is one clear deadline in the coming days, it is a meeting of so-called Sherpas on Monday, which is preparing for the summit of the EUs 27 remaining member states on Wednesday night. If an agreement is not in hand by Monday there will not be enough time to prepare the summit. Even with a deal this weekend, the Brexit negotiations will not be over.

The two sides hope to finish a draft of the withdrawal treaty the only legally binding agreement between Britain and the EU that will remain after Brexit day. But that text will remain ad referendum subject to final agreement.

Without what Mr Barnier describes as decisive progress on the withdrawal issues and especially the Irish border Britain is likely to be in for a bumpy ride EUs chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier delivering a speech to business leaders at the European Parliament on Wednesday

She wants the document to set out such an ambitious vision for UK-EU relations that a backstop plan to avoid a hard border with Ireland would only be needed temporarily, if at al...

07:38

Asias main stock markets traded lower Friday Fears over higher US interest rates linger "IndyWatch Feed War"

Asias main stock markets traded lower Friday, but losses were relatively muted as investors took a breather after a global rout sparked by fears over higher US interest rates.

Equities in Japan and China were marginally in the red but other smaller markets rebounded into positive territory as the fightback began from a broad-based capitulation over the past two days.

In Tokyo, the main Nikkei-225 index began the day more than one percent lower but bounced back to flirt with positive territory after its mid-session break, down only 0.07 percent.

Chinese stocks, which have seen a ferocious sell-off in recent days, also opened with marginal losses, the benchmark Shanghai Composite shedding 0.36 percent.

But the index also pared its losses and was only just in negative territory after a couple of hours of trade.

Official data released earlier Friday showed that Chinas trade surplus with the US hit a new record in September, despite Washingtons tariffs likely adding fuel to a spiralling trade war between the worlds top two economies.

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However, the Kospi index in South Korea was trading one percent in the green. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong and markets in Australia and New Zealand also climbed.

The past two days have seen something approaching panic in global equity markets, as investors took fright in the face of a perfect storm of rising US interest rates and an intensifying trade war between the US and China.

The global sell-off was also in part due to US President Donald Trump describing the policies of the Federal Reserve as loco and crazy, sparking concerns over the independence of the worlds top central bank.

Exhausted

Theres a semblance of sanity returning to the markets, but we are no nearer a significant recovery, Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia Pacific at Oanda, said in a commentary.

Markets are exhausted after the most significant sell-off in global equities since February, added Innes.

After a see-saw session on Wall Street, the Dow Jones ended 2.1 percent down, taking its losses for the week to more than five percent and closing at the lowest levels in months.

Frankfurt, Paris and London all lost at least 1.5 percent as renewed worries over the eurozone came to the fore amid a budgetary scrap between the European Union and Italy.

Some experts warned that the correction, which came after many indices had hit multi-year highs, would be more than a flash...

06:51

US intelligence has evidence Saudis planned to capture missing journalist "IndyWatch Feed War"

American intelligence agencies have evidence that the Saudi royal family tried to lure The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia, in order to capture him, according to sources.

06:38

Paul Craig Roberts: Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth "IndyWatch Feed War"

Memory is lost when historical facts are cast down the memory hole One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before. Initially, the disconnect was handled by history and by discussions around []

06:02

Tragic deaths inspire a Bosnian miracle "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Slavoj iek Source The violent deaths of two young men have united Bosnians, crossing rigid ethnic lines. Could something finally be stirring in the divided Balkan country? When we think of miracles and Bosnia, the first association that pops up is the appearance of the Virgin Mary a couple of decades ago in Medjugorje []

06:00

If You Forget About a War, Its Time to End It "IndyWatch Feed War"

Youd hardly know it from the news, but weve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7. Unfortunately, Americas amnesia didnt prevent Command Sergeant Major Tim Bolyard from being killed in Afghanistan in early September during his eighth combat tour and 13th deployment. Eight combat tours Continue reading "If You Forget About a War, Its Time to End It"

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06:00

With Friends Like These "IndyWatch Feed War"

Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? So contend the Turks, who have video from the consulate, photos of 15 Saudi agents who flew into Continue reading "With Friends Like These"

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06:00

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed War"

In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times painted a picture of highly effective Russian government exploitation of social media for that purpose. Shane and Mazzetti asserted that anti-Clinton, pro-Trump messages shared with millions of voters by Russia could have Continue reading "The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election"

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05:51

Israels Plans for Nikki Haley to be the 46th President of the United States? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Hans Stehling Source Is Nimrata Nikki Haley (nee Randhawa), Netanyahus candidate as Israel makes plans to have AIPAC use its powerful organisation to install her as the 46th President of the United States? In a transparent move to infiltrate and control American politics, does the de facto head of AIPAC (the US Zionist Lobby in Washington), Binyamin Netanyahu have []

05:44

How Many Privileged Columnists Does it Take to Silence One Black Woman? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kerry-anne Mendoza Via Tortilla Con Sal I was meant to give the Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture this evening. But instead, a group of privileged columnists at the Guardian and other establishment outlets bottled it. They circled the wagons to ensure that a Black woman didnt get a platform to speak about another Black woman. But it...

05:40

Trump Regimes Hostility Toward Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stephen Lendman Source US hostility toward Iran is all about wanting its sovereign independence replaced by pro-Western puppet rule, along with eliminating Israels key regional rival. Washington under Republicans and undemocratic Dems consistently invent reasons to vilify sovereign independent governments they want forcefully toppled. Accusations against them are fabricated, US crimes of war and []

05:30

Embarrassed U.S Military Forced To Ground ALL F-35 Jets "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Joaquin Flores Source In a major development, the US military has ordered the grounding of all F-35 jets, pending yet another revelation that the troubled 5th generation fighter is unfit to fly. The decision comes as Trump has made a recent media campaign around the high quality and invisibility of the over-budget Lockheed Martin-produced aircraft []

05:10

EU DECLARES ITSELF CULTURAL SUPERPOWER AS MIGRANT CRISIS DEVELOPS "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 11.10.2018 On October 9th, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President Federica Mogherini said that the EU is a cultural superpower, at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Culture is an integral part of our European foreign policy. We are by definition, as Europeans, a soft power. And even now that []

04:50

04:42

Anti-Media Shut Down by Facebook and Twitter "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anti-Media FacebookSupport Anti-Media by becoming a Patron (CJ Opinion)  Facebook has purged more dissident political media pages today, this time under the pretense of protecting its users from inauthentic activity. In a statement co-authored by Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher (who also happens to be the former White House National Security Council Director of Cybersecurity Policy), the massive social media platform explained []

04:07

Facebook pulls alt-media pages, dismisses as spam ahead of 2018 elections "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | October 12, 2018 Facebook is again being called out for purging political accounts too far left and right of center, after it removed more than 800 pages just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Some had millions of followers. Many of the affected pages were supposedly sharing links between groups using fake []

03:47

Canada refugee hotel blaze probed as possible arson "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Canadian police investigating fire at hotel that houses refugees, many from the Middle East

03:33

Boston Dynamics: Parkour Atlas "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Boston Dynamics: Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace. (Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on []

02:50

Got DEPRESSION or anxiety? Try supplementing with Mucuna Pruriens to raise your natural dopamine levels "IndyWatch Feed War"

Got DEPRESSION or anxiety? Try supplementing with Mucuna Pruriens to raise your natural dopamine levels by: S.D. Wells  Natural News More than 40 million adults suffer from depression and anxiety disorders the two most common mental illnesses in America. Thats...

The post Got DEPRESSION or anxiety? Try supplementing with Mucuna Pruriens to raise your natural dopamine levels appeared first on The Daily Coin.

02:15

Awareness The CDCs Influenza Math Doesnt Add Up: Exaggerating the Death Toll to Sell Flu Shots "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Collective Evolution | October 10, 2018 Every year at about this time, public health officials and their media megaphones start up the drumbeat to encourage everyone (including half-year-old infants, pregnant women and the invalid elderly) to get a flu shot. Never mind that more often than not the vaccines dont []

02:00

EZLN-Backed Indigenous Congress Starts Second National Assembly "IndyWatch Feed War"

Our path continues, and the main difference with previous phases is that now were more original peoples walking together. The indigenous organizations that proposed an indigenous, revolutionary woman as a candidate for the past Mexican presidential elections are holding their second national assembly to decide on their next steps in the struggle. Were now more...

02:00

Colombias Indigenous Organization Under Threat by Paramilitary "IndyWatch Feed War"

We arrived to La Guajira to defend our sovereignty from the corrupt who call themselves defenders of Mother Earth that only hinder the countrys progress. A Colombian paramilitary group known as the Aguilas Negras (Black Eagles) spread pamphlets in the northern Guajira department threatening human rights defenders and indigenous organizations working in the region. We...

01:56

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: a teachable moment "IndyWatch Feed War"

Abolishing war as a prerequisite to reducing violence against women

Global Campaign for PEACEducation, October 11, 2018

The Global Campaign for Peace Education congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, who are recognized for their courageous efforts addressing sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Both Murad, a victim of a military sexual violence, and Mukwege, a victims advocate, have dedicated their lives to eradicating military sexual violence against women as an intentional and integral weapon of war.

This Nobel Prize presents a teachable moment.  Too few are aware of how integral violence against women is to war and armed conflict.  We argue that it is so embedded that the only clear path to the reduction of VAW is the abolition of war.

This Nobel Prize is an opportunity to educate about:

  • the various forms of military violence against women and their functions in warfare;
  • the legal frameworks, local to global, including UN Security Council resolutions that address VAW and contribute to its reduction;
  • the political strategies requiring the inclusion of women in security decision making and peace planning;
  • and the possibilities for citizen action.

In 2013, Betty Reardon, representing the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), prepared a statement to raise awareness of this issue and to support actions and measures to end violence against women.  The statement was intended as a taxonomy of forms of violence against women, which are far more than rape.  This taxonomy is still incomplete, but represents one of the most comprehensive developed to date.

The statement was originally circulated amongst civil society and NGO representatives participating in the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It has since been circulated by the IIPE as a foundational tool for a still developing global campaign to educat...

01:41

We Regret to Inform You "IndyWatch Feed War"

By William Thomas, USNR (Resigned) for Permanent War Department
October 11, 2018.

Another Dead Hero (Original Caption)

CAUTION! THIS LETTER MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION OR LANGUAGE READERS (WITH A CONSCIENCE) SHOULD FIND OBJECTIONABLE

Hi!    [print recipients full name clearly here]

Yes, you guessed correctly. If you were intending to:

divorce absent husband / disown foolish son [check one]

the Permanent War Department is delighted to inform you that you no longer have to consider undertaking such an unpleasant, costly task because the person in question is no longer in question, but extremely deceased.

In case you have already done so, DO NOT OPEN the accompanying cigar box as it contains all the remains that remained after:

[print name and rank clearly here]

was shredded by shrapnel inconsiderately fired from a BFG* [see glossary below] at point-blank range while taking part in a cockamamie charge uphill over loose rocks into blinding sunlight against a heavily fortified position held by upset residents and their dubious allies willing to die defending their families, beliefs, homes and tribe with plenty of U.S.-made weapons and ammunition, home-catered meals, holy men and inexhaustible, even angrier reinforcements close by in the WDC.

Insurgents-in-training to hold off American invaders. Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty

W...

00:37

A Week in Yemen: US-backed Saudi Warplanes Bombard Civilians with 60+ Airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sanaa (GPA) The international Saudi-led coalition continued attacking civilian targets in Yemen this week. Over 60 airstrikes bombarded various provinces in the war-torn country in the past day killing several civilians.

Monday

Saudi warplanes attacked a bee farm in Hodeidah province with four air raids killing an entire family of five. Many farmers rely on honey, one of Yemens last remaining exports, for their livelihood. This attack makes it clear that the Saudi coalition remains determined to cripple Yemens economy at every turn.

This same day, Saudi warships targeted another civilian area in Hodeidah province killing three people and injuring one.

Additional strikes targeted a village where fishermen live, a farm, and health center.

Sanaa province was not immune to airstrikes this week as well. US-backed Saudi warplanes destroyed a factory killing three workers and wounding another four.

Tuesday

U.S.-backed warplanes continued their destruction with eight airstrikes in densely populated civilian areas of Saada and Hodeidah province.


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1,200 Days of War Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City: 400,000+


Wednesday

Warplanes targeted a mosque in Hodeidah province killing five civilians. Four airstrikes on a highway in Saada province resulted in the death of one civilian and injury of one. Additional airstrikes damaged civilian property in Saada.

Thursday

Several coalition airstrikes targeted al-Tahita in Hodeidah province on Thursday killing at least four civilians. Circling warplanes and double-tap strikes prevented paramedics from rescuing the injured.

Saudi forces frequently utilize a double-tap strategy of targeting ambulance crews and media personnel entering the scene after an attack. This also indicates that the attacks are intentional.

The same day,...

00:25

Outrage at Prince Williams Racist Conservation Video "IndyWatch Feed War"

A video about Prince Williams recent conservation trip to Africa has been criticised for only including non-Africans perspectives on conservation and promoting a white saviour stereotype.


Prince Williams video has been accused of perpetuating white saviour stereotypes. Kensington Palace

The video was released on Twitter on October 11, 2018 by Kensington Palace.

Dr. Mordecai Ogada, Kenyan ecologist and author of The Big Conservation Lie, said today:

This is a diagram of the new British Colonial paradigm. The kingdom of conservation. This is the only arena where the heir to the Throne can go around touring the colonies, and telling his subjects how they should be taking care of their own resources.

HRH Prince William should not pontificate to us about wildlife trade while the UK is the worlds number one trader in ivory. Kenya banned ivory trade a full forty years before the UK. The Duke is most welcome to come visit as a tourist, but he should kindly let us conserve what is ours in the way that suits us best.

Only one black person is shown speaking to camera in the film. While all the other contributors share their expertise on conservation, her contribution in the video relates only to the Princes leadership abilities.

A response to the video posted by Kensington Palace,...

00:17

Questions You Have to Ask U.S. Political Candidates Because Nobody Else Will "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, October 11, 2018.
1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be?
3. Would you end, continue, or escalate U.S. war making in: Afghanistan? Iraq? Syria? Yemen? Pakistan? Libya? Somalia?
4. Would you end the exemption for militarism in Kyoto, Paris, and other climate agreements?
5. Would you sign / ratify any of these treaties: Paris Climate Agreement? Convention on the Rights of the Child? International Convention on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights? International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights optional protocols? Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women? Convention Against Torure optional protocol? International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families? International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance? The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities? International Convention Against the Recruitment, Use, Financing, and Training of Mercenaries? Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court? Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity? Principles of International Cooperation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition, and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity? Convention on Cluster Munitions? Land Mines Convention? Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? Proposed treaties banning the weaponization of space and banning cyber crimes?
6. Would you halt or continue expenditures on the production and so-called modernization of nuclear weapons?
7. Would you end weapons sales and the provision of military training to any governments? Which?
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00:11

US preparations for total war "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pentagon report points to US preparations for total war

By Andre Damon 
11 October 2018
Over the past two weeks, with next to no media coverage, the United States has moved substantially closer toward open military confrontation with both Russia and China, the second- and third-ranked nuclear powers in the world.
On October 3, the United States threatened, for the first time since the Cold War, to directly attack the Russian homeland. UN Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison accused the country of violating the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty by developing a nuclear cruise missile and said that Washington was preparing to take out the weapon with a US strike.
This statement came just three days after a Chinese warship set a collision course with a US destroyer carrying out a so-called freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, forcing the American ship to maneuver to avoid a collision and the potentially deadliest military clash in the Pacific in decades.
Behind such hair-raising incidents, the United States is undertaking serious, long-term preparations to restructure the American economy to fight a major war with a peer adversary, entailing radical changes to American economic, social and political life.
This is the essential content of a 146-page document released by the Pentagon last Friday, titled Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States. It makes it clear that Washington is preparing not just for isolated regional clashes, but rather for a massive, long-term war effort against Russia and China under conditions of potential national autarchy.
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23:39

Drug Dealers in White Coats "IndyWatch Feed War"

Five doctors were arrested for allegedly selling illegal opioids in exchange for cash, vacations and gifts

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One of the doctors is accused of selling more than 6 million oxycodone pills since January 2012.
One of the doctors is accused of selling more than 6 million oxycodone pills since January 2012. PHOTO: GEORGE FREY/REUTERS
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A group of doctors and medical professionals illegally sold opioids in the New York metro area in exchange for cash, paid vacations and gifts, with some of those drugs leading to fatal overdoses, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Five doctors, a pharmacist, a nurse, two clinic workers and an alleged street dealer were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday morning as part of a sweeping round-up of illegal sellers of the narcotics, officials said. They were charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspira...

23:28

Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 09, 2018 by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Consortium News by special agreement with the author) Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar. Nothing less than the future of politics across the West and across []

23:20

Freedom and Other Illusions: Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 11, 2018   Freedom and Other Illusions  Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture (or, illusions concerning American art) With a view of art as revolt / counter-revolt / et cetera by David A. Powell for The Saker Blog Part 2 of 3 parts The counter concept to popular culture is []

23:12

National Park Service Proposes Severe Restrictions On Protests In Washington, DC "IndyWatch Feed War"

The National Park Service has proposed major changes in rules for protests in Washington, DC that would severely undermine constitutionally protected First Amendment rights. These restrictions would undermine hard one victories for Freedom of Speech and the Right of Assembly in Washington, DC. We need people to take action now to comment on these proposals. In an administrative proceeding like this the evidence in the case comes from the record of public comments. Therefore we need you to write comments that reflect on the importance of protest at the White House and in Washington, DC. Popular Resistance will be submitting comments that cover our history of organizing and participating in protests in the nation's capitol but your individual experiences will also be valuable.

22:36

US and Turkey reach deal to free detained American pastor: Reports "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Turkey may free pastor Andrew Brunson in exchange for lifting sanctions, Washington Post and NBC News report

22:27

S-300 DESTRUCTION DELAYED: ISRAEL HALTS F-35I FLIGHTS OVER ENGINE MALFUNCTIONS PROBLEM "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 11.10.2018 The Israel military announced on October 11 that it had halted all F-35I flights following the crash of a U.S. F-35 in South Carolina last month. The move followed similar steps by the Pentagon. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) revealed in an official statement that the F-35B crash was caused by a technical malfunction []

22:26

Its Islamic History Month the perfect time to read Robert Spencers History of Jihad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its Islamic History Month in Canada, and in the Globe and Mail, Sheema Khan says: While a dangerous fringe harbours anti-Muslim sentiment, it is unfair to tarnish all opponents of the proposition as bigots. We must allow for open discussion without tossing in the accusation of Islamophobia, which pre-empts meaningful engagement. I couldnt agree more. []

22:12

University of Michigan punishes professor for boycotting Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Professor John Cheney-Lippold refused to write letter of recommendation for student planning to study in Israel

21:16

Egypt military court sentences 17 to death over church bombings "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Amnesty International says 'unfair military trial is not justice' for dozens who died in attacks

21:10

Joint Turkish/Saudi Team To Investigate Khashoggi Disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is interesting. I like the idea of them cooperating on an investigation rather then this continuing battle of he said/she said.
 One thought that crossed my mind- Are Turkey and Saudi Arabia choosing to work together to spite those that want them at each others throats? Are they putting the rug back on the floor and firmly standing on it?- Rather then having it pulled out from under them? 

I'm using that idiom in this manner :To pull the rug out from under someone is to upset their stability or to cause their plans to fail.

As stated in an earlier post:  Missing "journalist" Jamal Khashoggi? Or Arms Trader Like Namesake Adnan Khashoggi?

"- Or if someone kidnapped him while on Turkish territory, though in the Saudi consulate, it might lead one to suspect that acrimony is being further fuelled between the Turks and the Saudis?  (Harkening back to the assassination of the Russian Ambassador on Turkish soil. That incident appeared to be an attempt to place a wedge between Turkey and Russia"

The latest:  Joint Turkish-Saudi team to investigate Khashoggi disappearance: Kaln

Ibrahim Kaln

A joint Turkish-Saudi team will investigate the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi upon the kingdom's request, Presidential Aide Ibrahim Kaln said late Thursday.

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21:03

Hoopa Tribe Files Suit to Protect Salmon, Oct. 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

. Hoopa Tribe Files Suit to Protect Salmon By Hoopa Valley Tribe Censored News October 10, 2018 The Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe today filed suit against federal agencies who failed to reduce the numbers of Coho salmon being killed in the Pacific Ocean near the mouth of the Klamath River. Without analysis, regulations of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) changed this year to

21:03

Saudis Must Cough Up Billions To Settle Khashoggi Case "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Khashoggi case, discussed here, will be moved off the news pages even faster than assumed. A CNN correspondent just tweeted this: Alexander Marquardt @MarquardtA - 16:44 utc - 11 Oct 2018 Erdogan spox: "At the request of Saudi Arabia,...

20:56

ACLU Sues San Francisco For Targeting African-Americans In Drug Arrests "IndyWatch Feed War"

San Francisco's Tenderloin is a heavily populated, racially mixed neighborhood in the heart of one of America's iconic progressive cities. Yet when the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA targeted the neighborhood to crack down on drug dealing between 2013 and 2015 as part of "Operation Safe Schools," the only people they managed to roll up were black. When 37 black defendantsand no defendants of any other racegot hauled away, nobody noticed. That is, until the defendants started showing up looking for federal public defenders. The federal public defenders noticed, and they began making noise about racial disparities and selective enforcement of the drug laws.

20:51

Remember: Zeespiegel Stijgt Sneller "IndyWatch Feed War"

Zeespiegel stijgt sneller door toenemend ijsverlies AntarcticaFoto: ANP

Zeespiegel stijgt sneller door toenemend ijsverlies Antarctica

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20:49

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 11 OCTOBER 2018 by Patrick Armstrong "IndyWatch Feed War"

WAR. I didn't notice this at the time, but it's effectively a declaration of war against Russia. I will be writing more but, in essence, the US State Department official responsible for Russia has given the game away. "It continues...

20:47

How relatives of Chiles disappeared are exposing dictatorship-era torturers "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Ramona Wadi

A Comisin Funa protest denouncing Hugo Clavera Leiva and Delia Gajardo Corts on April 28. (Comisin Funa)

The return of the right wing to power in Chile has come at the expense of those still seeking justice for crimes committed during the 17-year U.S.-backed dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which ended in 1990.

Former President Michelle Bachelets failure to close the luxury five-star prison of Punta Peuco that houses ex-torturers and military agents convicted of crimes against humanity has led to repercussions during the first year of Sebastian Pineras presidency.

Over the years, the Chilean military has lobbied for understanding the context in which torture and disappearances occurred, in order to procure release for convicted agents of the dictatorship. In August, seven were granted conditional release, prompting an outcry among Chileans. Raul Meza, a lawyer who represents torturers imprisoned in Punta Peuco, has stated that he will appeal for the conditional release of a notorious torturer, Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko, who is serving over 500 years for crimes against humanity.

With no support from the government, relatives are running out of time to obtain information about the disappeared. The transition to democracy in Chile has remained tethered to Pinochets constitution, which has sparked ongoing protests to preserve social or collective memory.

Since 1999, an organization called Comisin Funa has been committed to seeking justice for those whose human rights were violated during Pinochets dictatorship. It has developed a distinct form of protest that directly challenges impunity backed by both the government and the military. Their approach involves exposing dictatorship criminals at their residencies or place of work and incriminating them within Chilean society.

Exposing torturers through collective protest

Exposing and denouncing torturers, however, is not unique to Chile. H.I.J.O.S. in Argentina also operates on similar dynamics, said Juan Saravia Jimenez, a member of Comisin Funa. But in Chile, we operate within a more restric...

20:19

George Soros, The Anti-Christ, or Just His Right-hand Man? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Center for Security Policy, by Frank Gaffney,  October 11, 2018: This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Is George Soros the anti-Christ?  While former New York mayor Rudi Giuliani has put the question in play, theologians may be better equipped to debate it than politicians. The decades-long record of this billionaire financier and Continue reading

20:12

Trump Calls Kanye West a Genius Before Bizarre Oval Office Meeting "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kanye West(ZHE)  Shortly before his lunch meeting with rapper Kanye West and legendary pro football quarterback Jim Brown, Trump shared some kind words about West in an interview with Fox News, calling the Chicago rapper-producer a genius and saying that West isnt asking anything for himself during Thursdays meeting. West is hoping to discuss prison reform, creating more job []

19:47

Bellingcat outed by the Independent "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Philip Roddis | Steel City Scribe | October 11, 2018 The Wests war on Syria, and rapidly heating cold war on Russia, have involved extensive use of smear. Of unsubstantiated or even disproved allegations repeated in our not-so free media until even those who rightly or wrongly usually wrongly deem themselves critical []

19:29

Turkey has audio and visual recordings of Khashoggi's death: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also on verge of agreeing to joint probe into Khashoggi disappearance

19:24

Free Speech: Trump Campaign Defends WikiLeaks Release of Hacked DNC Emails "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 11.10.2018 A lawsuit filed in September by two donors and an ex-employee from the Democratic Party alleged that President Donald Trumps team had purportedly conspired with Russia to release emails ostensibly stolen from the servers of the Democratic National Committee. In a motion to dismiss a new lawsuit, the Trump campaign, represented by []

19:03

Lara Alqasems case highlights the need for the academic boycott of Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The case of Lara Alqasem, the American citizen fighting deportation from Israel, is shining a bright light on Israels racial profiling of American students, the growing witch hunt against BDS activists, and the very real impact of smear websites. Alqasem said when the Israeli immigration  officer interviewing her upon arrival looked her up online, the first website that appeared was her profile on the extreme right wing anti-Palestinian Canary Mission, which shows her as past president of the University of Floridas chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Her case is also catapulting into prominence the rationale behind the academic boycott of Israel, and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israels (USACBI) recently launched campaign to end Study Abroad in Israel programs at American universities.

Alqasem, who is of Palestinian descent, had been accepted into a graduate program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and obtained a student visa to Israel, only to be denied entry into the country upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport on October 2nd.  As I write this, over a week later, she is still in detention, awaiting the verdict from her October 11 court hearing. Alqasem has become a cause celebre, with major newspapers (Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times,  The Chronicle of Higher Education, and more) reporting on her case and, in an interesting series of twists, Zionists of all stripes rooting for her admission into the country.

While we can only support victims of racial profiling and ideological exclusion, much of the advocacy she is receiving is highly problematic. Many of her defenders present Hebrew University as a positive force, a welcoming institution, and Alqasem as a good Palestinian, so long as she denounces and renounces BDS.  Indeed, the attempts to distance her from BDS are coming from everyone who supports her. Her lawyer, Yonatan Ben-Hillel, claims: Were talking about someone who simply wants to study in Israel, who is not boycotting anything. And her Hebrew language teacher at the University of Florida, Dror Abend-David, in a letter to the editor of Haaretz, also...

18:53

PLO Mission shuts down DC office, hours later Pompeo cuts $165 million to Palestinian government "IndyWatch Feed War"

A month after the Trump administration ordered the delegation for the Palestine Liberation Organization, or PLO,  to end operations in Washington DC, consular staff vacated their four-story red brick building yesterday afternoon in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood.

The unusually hostile decision, said consular affairs officer Shahinaz Wafi, strips the Palestinians of its only representative office in the U.S., thus severing diplomatic and political ties between the two governments.

In a September 10, 2018, letter, the State Department told the PLO that its bid to sanction Israel at the International Criminal Court is a violation of an obscure U.S law. The result was the staff would lose their status but were given an additional 30 days to move out.

That initial announcement was soft-toned, and State spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters last month that she would like to see the office stay open. But when asked if  State would like to see the office reopen and relations resumed? yesterday another spokesperson said he would have to get back to reporter on the question.   

Hours after the PLO Mission closed, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a gala for the Jewish Institute for National Security of America Awards Dinner in Washington DC I actually signed a memo today with respect to the Taylor Force Act denying $165 million that would have been appropriated to the Palestinian Authority, he said referencing a law passed by Congress in March to withhold money from the Palestinian government.

When Donald Trump first took office, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with him four times, including once in Washington. It was the...

18:50

Backgrounder: Ukraine Politics "IndyWatch Feed War"

Summary

Ukrainian politics has been a point of geopolitical intrigue for over a decade now. 2004 brought waves of protesters into the streets following a contested run-off election between pro-West candidate Victor Yushchenko and the Russia-leaning Viktor Yanukovych. The formers victory helped plant the seeds of the Kremlins current paranoia of color revolutions installing pro-West governments in its near abroad.

Much like the Arab Spring, the outbreak of the Orange Revolution was a resounding victory for people power and human rights as long as one overlooks the details. In truth, even after the Supreme Court overturned the second run-off result, Yushchenko received around 52% of the vote in the third round.

Thus from the very beginning of Ukraines turn towards the West, there wasnt anything approaching a national consensus. Ukrainians were split then just as they are now.

 

The post Backgrounder: Ukraine Politics appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

18:44

From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were Red-Pilled "IndyWatch Feed War"

The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations. Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five killings to their name, is probably the deadliest fascist group to have arisen since 2016. One member of Atomwaffen, Vasillios Pistolis, was an active duty U.S. marine when he marched at the first Unite the Right rally. Pistolis also posted regularly on a series of fascist and white supremacist Discord servers, prior to and after joining Atomwaffen.

The media collective Unicorn Riot has archived hundreds of thousands of posts from these Discord servers. Their database includes dozens of conversations where fascists discuss how they were converted to their extremist beliefs. In an effort to understand that process, Bellingcat collected red-pilling stories from seventy-five fascist activists. The analysis is below, details on the activists we studied can be found here.

What is red-pilling?

An online community develops its own lingo over time. Among fascist activists red-pilling means converting someone to fascist, racist and anti-Semitic beliefs. The term originates with The Matrix, a popular 1999 film. The protagonist is offered the choice between a red pill, which will open his eyes to the reality of a machine-dominated world, and a blue pill, which will return him to ignorance and safety. The definition of red pill, as used by fascists, is rather elastic. Films and...

18:44

Jamal Khashoggi dragged from consulate office, killed and dismembered Middle East Eye "IndyWatch Feed War"

Turkish sources tell MEE they know when and where the missing Saudi journalist, last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was killed

CCTV footage shows Khashoggi arriving at the consulate on 2 October (AFP)
Last update:
Thursday 11 October 2018 15:13 UTC

Jamal Khashoggi was dragged from the consul generals office inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday before he was brutally murdered by two men who cut up his body, sources close to the investigation have told Middle East Eye.

Turkish officials say they know whe...

18:37

Berlin Refuses to Name Sources Claiming GRUs Cyberattacks in Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik October 11, 2018 BERLIN German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer claimed on Thursday that facts likely suggested that the Russian military intelligence service was involved in a series of alleged cyberattacks across Europe, however, the minister did not specify what sources provided such information. We believe that facts and analytical information likely point []

18:26

When China rules the world "IndyWatch Feed War"

In August 1967, China was in the throes of the Cultural Revolution. Eager to show their revolutionary fervor, Chinese diplomatic staff in London emerged from their embassy wielding iron bars and confronting the police and some journalists who were outside.

No one was significantly hurt in the scuffles that followed, but it was duly reported by Beijing as an attack by imperialist police on innocent Chinese.

There were echoes of that well-recorded incident in an event last week in Birmingham, England, at a side event of the annual Conservative Party conference. It was addressed by Benedict Rogers, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and activist on Hong Kong issues who established Hong Kong Watch, a group concerned with civil rights in that territory.

A London-based reporter for China Central Television named Kong Linlin stepped outside of her reportorial role and began to shout at the speaker, using words including You are a puppet. You are a liar. You want to separate China and you are not even Chinese. The rest are all traitors.

By PHILIP BOWRING

THE GLOBALIST

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The female reporter was then seen to slap more than once an ethnic Chinese attending the event Enoch Lieu, who is Hong Kong born but a U.K. resident. The police intervened and Kong was arrested for assault, though later released without charge.

This might have been written off as a minor incident, a nationalistic reporter losing her cool. But CCTV defended her and, despite the visual evidence available, insisted that she was the one who had been blocked from expressing her opinion and then assaulted. Naturally, this claim went down well with the social media masses back home in China. They are ever eager on the lookout for insults to the Chinese people.

It was not clear whether Kong acted spontaneously or the incident was a special kind of assignment, planned like that one in 1967.

However, a pattern is emerging. It was the third time in as many weeks that Chinas state organs of which CCTV is a key part have made victims out of Chinese who were misbehaving.

In a pattern that is well familiar from Vladimir Putins Russia, twisting facts in order to spur nationalist sentiments among the masses has become the new normal in China.

Thusly, a Chinese tourist who refused to leav...

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Malaysian Minister Azmin Ali Says China Seen with Admiration and Trepidation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Praise for Chinese leadership, but South China Sea dispute and Trumps trade war top the list of concerns on second day of SCMPs China Conference

BY BHAVAN JAIPRAGAS

11 OCT 2018
A Chinese fleet in the South China Sea. Photo: APA Chinese fleet in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

Malaysia is looking to China to provide global leadership in the economic sphere and beyond, a top lieutenant to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday, in the latest signal that bilateral ties are thriving after the brief uncertainties that followed the countrys shock election result in May.

Delivering the closing address at the South China Morning Post s China conference in Kuala Lumpur, economic affairs minister Azmin Alis optimistic tone about Beijing echoed a common refrain among other speakers at the forum that focused on the role Asias biggest economy is playing in Southeast Asia.

However, the South China Sea dispute between China and regional countries remained a potential flash point, speakers said. The conference also heard that stability in the region could be compromised if the US-China trade war intensified into a geopolitical conflict and countries were compelled to take sides in a cold war-esque scenario.

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18:13

Trump: Khashoggi disappearance no reason to stop US arms sales to Saudis "IndyWatch Feed War"

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US president says he expects report soon on disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

18:12

Britain is More of a Fake State than Anything Else "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Grete Mautner New Eastern Outlook 11.10.2018 Blatant lies have been a feature of the British political system for a long while. Whitehalls tried and tested ways of manipulating the general public are used to distract attention from crucial topics. But whats even more curious is that inside the Whitehall bunkers where they []

18:01

Wikileaks: Amazon Atlas "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: WikiLeaks: Today, 11 October 2018, WikiLeaks publishes a Highly Confidential internal document from the cloud computing provider Amazon. The document from late 2015 lists the addresses and some operational details of over one hundred data centers spread across fifteen cities in nine countries. To accompany this document, WikiLeaks also created a map showing where []

18:01

A Modest Proposal for the Future of Puerto Rico (humor) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Puerto Ricans are US citizens, free to move to the continental US (or Hawaii) any time they like. Once there they no longer have status as Puerto Ricans (except in their minds). In particular they are no longer exempt from...

17:50

Mike Pompeo: The US Wants the Entire Middle East to Look Like Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mike Pompeo Israel(MEMO)  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward and that US-Israel relations are stronger than ever. Speaking at an award ceremony held by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington DC, Pompeo hailed Israel as democratic and []

17:49

#Pontianak City, #Indonesia: Poster Bombing & Vandalism Actions Against the #IMF #WBG Meeting in #Bali "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anonymously submitted communique by anarchists who carried out an action against the IMF-WBG meetin on Bali.

Submitted to Enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

We are a group consisting of autonomous individuals who carried out some poster bombing and vandalism actions against Bank of Indonesia, ATMs, police posts, the Digulist roundabout, the West Kalimantan governors office and several other highly visible locations in Pontianak City. We carried out these actions as a response to the meeting between Global Capitalist organizations (World Bank Group, IMF etc) that is being held in Bali from October 8-14, 2018.

These spontaneous actions we carried out express our uncompromising rejection of a normal life full of daily submission. These actions are a manifestation of our hatred, anxiety and and anger against a system that requires us to accept a society where we have no control over our own lives. Their meeting is a clear sign that Global Capitalism has improved its position in controlling daily life with various disgusting economic schemes and investments.

For us their are two options: taking action or remaining silent and we will never choose the second option. Passively watching or reading the news about the IMF-WBG meeting, that is not an option for us. If we take a deeper look, we can see that all aspects in this world relate to economics, and yes, they are the people who behind all of this bullshit.

Here is a sentence that is appropriate for all those groups and individuals who condemn our actions as immoral and irrational acts: There is no system or morality that can hol us back when we reach the peak of our anger.

And another thing you should know: you are all under their control. You just dont realize that the concept of good / bad morality that you follow is what allows them to achieve their goals. You are all their obedient tools.

We are what you call Utopianists. We are Anarchists!

Bujang Lapok

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17:43

Abbas advisor: Conflict with Israel is part of the battle of history between Islam and the enemies of Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yes it is, as I show in detail in my book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. In that book also, it becomes abundantly clear that the enemies of Islam are those non-Muslims who refuse to accept the hegemony of Sharia and the second-class status that acceptance would entail for them. Those non-Muslims, []

17:31

Italy Locked in Collision Course with the European Commission, ECB "IndyWatch Feed War"

Summary

The emergence of the Italian governments first budget plan has been well covered on Geopoliticalmonitor.com. The drafting process has pitted good politics against sound fiscal policy. In the beginning, it looked like the economic line represented by Finance Minister Giovanni Tria was going to prevail in coalition negotiations. But politics ultimately carried the day.

The coalition announced an expansionary spending plan that delivered on many of its expensive campaign promises, and in doing so flouted EU budgetary rules. Now the European Commission appears poised to take the step of rejecting Italys budget, setting the stage for an unprecedented showdown between Rome and Brussels.

This is a fight the Italian coalition believes it can win, and heres why:

The post Italy Locked in Collision Course with the European Commission, ECB appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

17:31

Germany: Turkish anti-terror unit cars spotted in Berlin, intimidating Erdogans critics "IndyWatch Feed War"

Erdogan clearly believes that he can operate against his foes in Germany with impunity, without fear of interference from the German government. Merkels regime, of course, wouldnt dream of doing anything to anger Erdogan. It needs the votes of Turkish Muslim migrants too much for that. Turkish police cars spotted in Berlin, translated from Trkische []

17:29

Khashoggi affair "IndyWatch Feed War"

I spoke about the Khasshoggi affair with Dennis Bernstein at KPFA yesterday.  (Minute 19:00).

17:23

#Antifa #London #UK: Why you should oppose the far right march on October 13th "IndyWatch Feed War"

The far right is on the march. Luther Blisset writes that its time to stand up to the likes of the DFLA, and oppose their violence and racism head on.

Originally published by Red Pepper. Written by Luther Blisset.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

On October the 13th, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) will be marching in central London. A coalition of trade unionists, militant antifascists, feminists and football fans are mobilising to stop them.

The story so far  

2018 has seen a resurgence of fascist and far right movements. The year kicked off with ongoing activity from the UK branch of youth Identitarian movement Generation Identity, culminating in Mays Day for Freedom. This was a rally organised by the racist far right hate preacher Tommy Robinson, which drew together an assortment of 4chan oddballs, UKIP supporters and the far right hooligan group DFLA (Democratic Football Lads Alliance) to listen to speeches from far right darlings including Milo Yiannopolis and Robinson himself. Worryingly, antifascists found themselves outnumbered around ten to one, a departure from decades of previous cycles of fascist activity.

In retrospect, the Day for Freedom and the events leading up to it were precursors for the main event in the 2018 far right calendar: Robinsons arrest and imprisonment for contempt of court later in May. The rights response to this was furious. In June over 20,000 demonstrators marched in support of Robinson, with widespread rioting and violence taking place in central London. In July there was another smaller demonstration which saw a more organised response...

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17:16

Incitement trial illustrates systemic discrimination against Palestinians citizens of Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The remand hearing in the trial of Raja Eghbarieh, former secretary-general of Abnaa al-Balad movement, who is accused of incitement to terrorism following publications on Facebook, has become a fascinating legal battle that raises fundamental questions about the policy of the Israeli police and prosecution regarding the freedom of expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Eghbarieh was arrested on September 11 from his home in Umm Al-Fahm and charged with incitement and identification with a terrorist organization in the Haifa Magistrates Court. The indictment relates to 10 publications that appeared on his personal Facebook page between July 2017 and July 2018. On October 2, Judge Maria Pikus Bogdanov held a hearing on the prosecutions request to keep Eghbarieh in detention until the end of the legal proceedings against him. The defense lawyers objected forcefully and the prosecutor could not answer many of their arguments. Finally, the judge ordered the prosecution to respond in writing and set an additional hearing for Sunday, October 7.

The hearing took place in the large hall on the minus 2 basement floor, next to the detention cells, where remand hearings routinely takes place every day. The hall was crowded. Since the prosecutions representatives have already submitted their arguments in writing, we first heard the defense team, headed by Attorney Hassan Jabareen, the founder and director of Adalah, and including also Attorneys Omar Khamaisi from the Mizan Center for Human Rights and Rabea Eghbariah and Afnan Khalifa from Adalah, responding to the prosecutions arguments that we did not hear. The judge, who read them, apparently didnt find answers to the questions she had asked the prosecutor at the previous hearing. After the defense finished, she once again tried to extract answers from the prosecutor, so that we finally understood what he could not answer.

Systematic discrimination in enforcement policy

The most important and fundamental issue raised by the defense was the discrimination in the prosecutions policy regarding the filing of applications for detention until the end of proceedings in cases of incitement. In the previous session, the defense presented a large number of cases in which Jewish defendants were accused of incitement to violence against Arabs or calls to harm soldiers (against the background of the evacuation of illegal outposts). In all these cases, the prosecution did not even request the detention of the defendants until the end of the proceedings. Finally, the judge asked the prosecutor whether he could point to even one case in which the prosecution requested the detention of a Jewish defendant in incitement until the end of proceedings....

17:13

UK terror cop: High level terror threat is new normal, Muslims turn to jihad because they feel disenfranchised "IndyWatch Feed War"

Basus warning here that jihadis who have been prevented from going to Syria may mount jihad attacks at home is blazingly obvious; Ive been pointing it out for years. The real news here is buried far down in the Independents report: Counterterror police priority investigations have increased by almost a third in 18 months and []

17:07

Countdown To Womens March On The Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed War"

Womens March on the Pentagon (WMOP) is excited to announce we are ready and rarin to go for our long anticipated march and rally at ground-zero for US imperialism. "We envisioned this principled non-partisan march on the bi-partisan war machine at the beginning of this year. Despite obstacles, we are excited that many people have been attracted to this long over-due antiwar march in Washington, DC," said one of the lead organizers, antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, from her home in California.

16:57

The OBR on Brexit: known-unknowns and unknown-unknowns cast shadow over the Budget "IndyWatch Feed War"

As if Philip Hammonds job over the next few weeks wasnt tough enough already, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) this morning has published its thinking on how Brexit will make his life harder for many years to come. Already charged with ending austerity (which, as Torsten pointed out last week, is a stretch to begin with) the OBR has set out how uncertainty about Brexit will hang over the governments approach to the public finances for quite some time.

To date, the OBR has only built in a limited set of Brexit-related impacts into its forecasts. Assumptions about an orderly departure and a fiscally-neutral divorce bill (with any reduction in the UKs contribution to the EU which it estimated to be around 13.3 billion in 2022-23 assumed to go into other spending) mean that the main assumed impact so far has come through the short-run effect of higher uncertainty on investment. The OBR has still made a chunky markdown to its forecast however: real GDP growth between 2016 Q2 and 2018 Q2 was reduced from 4.4 to 3.0 per cent in the aftermath of the referendum. The OBR link this weaker outlook following the referendum to the weakening in UK growth relative to other G7 countries, as highlighted in its chart below.

Todays paper highlights a number of ways in which future developments might impact on the fiscal outlook. So what has it said?

First, the big one: what happens in the unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit? Here the OBR quite rightly emphasise the uncertainties but do say that a disorderly departure could have a severe short-term impact on the economy.

But even with a deal in place, the OBR shows that the public finances may be adversely affected in a number of ways. These include through the future impact on trade, migration and other considerations, including any further payments to the EU. The OBR stops short of quantifying the impact of these factors, and again emphasise that they are (surprise, surprise) uncertain. But there is at least the potential for a further deterioration in the fiscal outlook. The OBR notes,...

16:56

Debunking the Idea That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed War"

Debunking RussiaThe idea promoted by NYTs Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely. (CN Op-ed)  In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York []

16:50

The Two Brett Kavanaugh Stories "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Philip M. GIRALDI | Strategic Culture Foundation | 11.10.2018 There were two simultaneous Brett Kavanaugh stories. Together, as part of the confirmation process regarding his nomination as Supreme Court Justice, they revealed how political discourse in the United States has reached a new low, with debate over the mans possible predilection to make judgments []

16:44

Memoir of depression and prayer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yesterday, Oct. 10, was World Mental Health Day. The UN Secretary General issued a message, a portion of which said: We must leave no one behind Healthy societies require greater integration of mental health into broader health and social care systems, under the umbrella of universal health coverage.

By   @inquirerdotnet

Timely for me to have interviewed Geoffrey Lilburne, the author of Joy Interrupted: A Memoir of Depression and Prayer (Coventry Press, 2018), a slim volume packed full of insights derived from firsthand experience.

Lilburne is a theologian and poet, with qualifications in counseling and professional supervision, a retired lecturer in theology (with graduate studies at the Yale School of Divinity in the United States). He is a Uniting Church minister in active ministry with a rural congregation in Western Australia.

Lilburne was in the country recently with his wife, Sophie Lizares, my friend of more than 30 years and at one time a colleague in social action and journalism. Sophie is now an ordained minister in the Uniting Church in Australia and is chaplain at UnitingCare West.

Lilburne begins with a startling revelation of how it began: I awoke one morning wishing I had died during the night I was 13 years of age. What was a boy in the cusp of adolescence to make of what was going on inside him, a boy whose family background was relatively normal, who had no traumas to hark back to?

The book details Lilburnes lifetime battle with depression (and manic episodes), how it was in different stages of his life, his seeking professional assistance from general practitioners, psychiatrists, counselors, pastoral carers, ministers and spiritual directors. But alongside these is Lilburnes journey as an academic and, later, in various church ministries.

What was it like and what did he do to cope with it, deal with it, be healed of it, live with it? Lilburnes early struggles meant pharmacological interventions or prescribed antidepressants, with names that were hard to spell and even harder to pronounce.

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16:31

Nepnieuws en de Mainstream Journalistiek: Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nepnieuws van de overheid en de slapende journalistiek; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

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16:29

Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by Muslim migrants, Facebook censors posts also "IndyWatch Feed War"

Making sure that no one thinks ill of Islam or of the massive Muslim migrant influx into Sweden is the first priority of the Swedish media, as it is of the media all over the West. And we already knew that Facebook was Sharia-compliant. Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by []

16:16

Video: Mastercard and Discover card ban Robert Spencer. You could be next. "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this new video, I discuss how MasterCard and Discover card have recently begun to refuse to process donations to the Jihad Watch organization, and the ominous implications of denial of service based on ones political views.

16:16

Postal Workers Unite Nationwide Against Trumps Privatization Plan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Under the proposalunveiled in June as part of a 32-point plan (pdf) to significantly reorganize the federal governmentUSPS would transition to a model of private management and private or shared ownership. The White House argued that freeing USPS to more fully negotiate pay and benefits rather than prescribing participation in costly federal personnel benefit programs, and allowing it to follow private sector practices in compensation and labor relations, could further reduce costs. Critics warn that such a transition would not only negatively impact service but also bring awful consequences for postal workers, who demonstrated on their day off in cities across the United States on Monday to tell the president that USPS is #NotForSale.

16:13

When it comes to Palestine,'taking sides' and 'solutions' are not mutually exclusive "IndyWatch Feed War"

When discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the language of 'moderate majorities on both sides' wanting peace ignores the asymmetrical power relations on the ground

16:05

Dark Clouds Gather On Horizon For Financial System, Warns International Monetary Fund "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bali, Indonesia -The International Monetary Fund releases its "Global Financial Stability Report" ahead of its Annual Meetings held this year in Southeast Asia. The report finds that short-term risks to financial stability rose in the last 6 months.  "The IMF is saying our economy is stable now, but there are some serious risks to stability on the horizon," noted Eric LeCompte who tracks IMF reports as the Executive Director of the religious development coalition Jubilee USA. "The IMF is also saying that inequality is on the rise and the global economic recovery is still not shared by everyone." This is the second major IMF report this week which raises concerns of pending financial crisis. On Tuesday, the IMF released its World Economic Outlook report.

16:02

Belgium charges Iranian diplomat with plotting bomb attack against Iranian dissidents "IndyWatch Feed War"

This should come as no surprise. The Islamic Republic of Iran showed what it thought of diplomacy and diplomats when jihadis stormed the U.S. Embassy and took hostages in 1979. And several years ago, the Harper government in Canada closed the Iranian embassy in Ottawa because it was being used for jihad activity. Belgium charges []

16:00

City of exiles: Khashoggi case leaves Istanbul's dissidents fearing for their safety "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Threatened and under pressure at home, hundreds of dissidents have set up new lives in Istanbul. Now they suspect nowhere is safe

15:58

Enough Folded Flags: Military Families Speak Out Against The Afghanistan War "IndyWatch Feed War"

Youd hardly know it from the news, but weve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7. Unfortunately, Americas amnesia didnt prevent Command Sergeant Major Tim Bolyard from being killed in Afghanistan in early September during his eighth combat tour and 13th deployment. Eight combat tours which should be illegal sent Bolyard down-range repeatedly in a war President Obama purportedly ended over three years ago. A war this country forgot long before that. A nation that doesnt remember the men and women sent to fight on its behalf has no business whatsoever sending more.

15:48

Finland: Employer fined for cutting Muslims salaries for praying during work hours, offering haram food "IndyWatch Feed War"

They didnt work as long as non-Muslim workers, but they still demanded the same pay, and now the employer has been fined for not giving it to them. The principle is the same everywhere: in Muslim countries, one must conform ones behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform ones behavior to []

15:40

The Creator Of GMO Potatoes Reveals The Dangerous Truth Exclusive Interview "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is amazing that the USDA and FDA approved the GM potatoes by only evaluating our own data. How can the regulatory agencies assume there is no bias? When I was at J.R. Simplot, I truly believed that my GM potatoes were perfect, just like a parent believes his or her children are perfect. I was biased and all genetic engineers are biased. It is not just an emotional bias. We need the GM crops to be approved. There is a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed, to justify our existence by developing modifications that create hundreds of millions of dollars in value. We test our GM crops to confirm their safety, not to question their safety.

15:37

Escalating Violence in Cameroon ahead of Presidential Elections "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cameroon has seen a disturbing increase in violence as a result of a burgeoning separatist movement in the countrys English-speaking region. In particular, videos have gone viral showing soldiers beheading civilians. The videos, now revealed to have belonged to the Cameroonian military, have been circulating around international media for some time, signaling to the world the growing scale of the conflict.

Recent reports from Amnesty International have documented several human rights violations from both separatist and governmental forces. They, alongside other human rights groups and think tanks, have raised concerns that the violence within the country is reaching dramatic levels and will most likely see a further escalation during presidential elections that are scheduled to be held in October.

These developments bode ill for the countrys future, and through it all the US military continues to support the security services in Cameroon.

The post Escalating Violence in Cameroon ahead of Presidential Elections appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

15:33

Earths Ice Loss Is A Nuclear Explosion Of Geologic Change "IndyWatch Feed War"

Much of the frozen water portion of the Earth, otherwise known as the cryosphere, is melting. This is not news: Its been happening for decades. What is news is that the long-term melting trends in the Arctic, Antarctica, and with most land-based glaciers are accelerating, often at shocking rates, largely due to human-caused climate change. Antarctica is melting three times as fast as it was just 10 years ago, alarming scientists. A study earlier this year showed 3 trillion tons of ice had disappeared since 1992. That is the equivalent of enough water to cover the entire state of Texas with 13 feet of water, and raise global sea levels a third of an inch.

15:32

Stanford U: Susan Rices Republican son assaulted by Left-fascist, Stanford lies again about Robert Spencer "IndyWatch Feed War"

This incident is one of many recent indications of the fact that the increasingly authoritarian Left, having comprehensively lost the public debate, is more and more resorting to violence in order to intimidate those whom it hates into silence. Then, taking a page from their jihadist allies, Leftist thugs turn around and claim victimhood, as []

15:30

Bellingcat outed by the Independent "IndyWatch Feed War"

Philip Roddis The Wests war on Syria, and rapidly heating cold war on Russia, have involved extensive use of smear. Of unsubstantiated or even disproved allegations repeated in our not-so free mediauntil even those who rightly or wrongly usually wrongly deem themselves critical thinkers assume, no-smoke-without-fire  fashion, there must be truth to them. This conclusion is seldom drawn by the conscious mind. Thats not how propaganda works: witness on the one hand that near universal belief that adverts dont sway me in the slightest;  on the other those misguided capitalists who, oblivious to our immunity to it, continue to throw vast sums at that propaganda form we call commercial advertising. Putin my, how we feted his predecessor, the drunken Yeltsin, as he oversaw Russias descent to basket case status while Wall Street drooled over the spoils! and Assad feature hardly less frequently on our screens and front pages than do ads for new cars and sofas. The stakes are higher, though[1], which explains two aspects of their demonisation not shared by commercials. One is

15:28

Video: As the olive harvest begins, so do the settler attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

The time had finally come: the residents of Turmusayya, a lush Palestinian village nestled in a valley between Ramallah and Nablus in the central occupied West Bank, had gotten permission from Israeli authorities to go harvest their olive trees.

This chance only came twice a year: two days in the spring to cultivate their land, and two days in the fall to harvest the olives.

Filled with excitement and a sense of urgency, the villagers made their way to their farmlands, which are surrounded by an Israeli settlement and outpost. When they arrived, they were devastated to find dozens of trees chopped down, uprooted, and rotting.

The 40 olive trees belonged to 78-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud al-Araj, who had been tending to the trees since he was a boy.

Some of these trees are 40, 50, 60, and 70 years old, al-Araj told Mondoweiss, as he sat under the shade of a large olive tree that had been slashed at its trunk.

I have been cultivating these trees, this land, since I was a boy. We helped our families and tired ourselves on this land so we could provide for our children and the future generations, he said.

Pointing to the illegal Israeli outpost of Adei Ad, which was built on lands of Turmusayya, just a few hundred meters away, the distress in al-Arajs voice intensified.

We give everything we have to our land and to these trees, and then the settlers come and destroy it all.

Settler attacks an inevitable part of the harvest

When we saw the trees like this, we didnt call Mahmoud because we were scared he would have a heart attack, Said Hussein, a relative of Al-Araj told Mondoweiss, as he helped al-Araj up the rugged pathway to his olive grove.

Hussein, who owns several businesses in America, spends his time between Chicago and his birthplace, Turmusayya He owns several acres of land in the village, most of which he is not able to access at all.

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15:28

Great Depression Ahead? IMF Sounds Dire Warning "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is another Great Depression on the horizon? It would be easier to dismiss these words from Nouriel Roubini, Marc Faber or other doom-and-gloom prognosticators. Coming from Christine Lagardes team, though, they take on a new dimension of scary. The International Monetary Fund head isnt known for breathlessness on the world stage. And yet the IMF sounded downright alarmist in its latest Global Financial Stability report, stating that large challenges loom for the global economy to prevent a second Great Depression. Even some market bears were taken aback. Why, asks Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse Blog would the IMF use this phrase in a report that they know the entire world will read?

15:21

Unreasonable Fear Blocks Our View Of Black Humanity "IndyWatch Feed War"

The slain black teenager experienced trouble in his short life, details an attorney for the white police officer used in his defense. None of that shouldve mattered in those moments Van Dyke fatally shot the boy 16 times in 2014. When Van Dyke took the stand at the Cook County criminal courthouse, he recounted McDonalds eyes were just bugging out of his head. The officers testimony of a menacing and mindless McDonald was reminiscent of degrading caricatures of African Americans in popular culture dating back more than a century.  Did he imagine a slice of watermelon in his hand to complete the coon racist trope?

15:14

IPCC: Radical Energy Transformation Needed To Avoid 1.5 Degrees Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed War"

Without a radical transformation of energy, transportation and agriculture systems, the world will hurtle past the 1.5 degree Celsius target of the Paris climate agreement by the middle of the century, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Failing to cap global warming near that threshold dramatically increases risks to human civilization and the ecosystems that sustain life on Earth, according to the documents and summaries released Oct. 8. To keep warming under 1.5C, countries will have to cut global CO2 emissions 45 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and reach net zero by around 2050, the report found, re-affirming previous conclusions about the need to end fossil fuel burning.

15:07

From Appalachia To Germany: Anti-Capitalist Trees, People Power & Systemic Corruption "IndyWatch Feed War"

On the front lines of the fight against dirty energy worldwide. First up, some great news from West Virginia and Virginia taking time to celebrate these victories while taking a look at the corrupted agencies playing into the hands of big oil and gas. Next, a powerful weekend in the Hambach Forest of Germany where the fight against the world's dirtiest fossil fuel continues on a large and creative scale.

15:02

Terror in Paradise: Trinidad and Tobago Is Now a Jihad Hotspot "IndyWatch Feed War"

PJ Media, by  Todd Bensman, October 8, 2018: The Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago hosts a website extolling the many exquisite charms of the true Caribbean to be found there. The islands offer rich history, culture, biodiversity, and lodging with views to die for. Of late, though, a diaspora of Continue reading

14:51

Director Wray: FBI Investigating 5,000 Terror Cases Worldwide, Including 1,000 in U.S. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Edwin Mora, October 10, 2018: Washington, DC The FBI is investigating an estimated 5,000 terrorism cases across the world, including 1,000 in the United States involving homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) deemed the greatest terrorism threat facing the American homeland, the agencys director told lawmakers on Wednesday. FBI Director Christopher Wray made the Continue reading

14:46

Arab dissidents express fears on social media after Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Journalists and activists have expressed fears over their own safety since the alleged murder of the Saudi dissident

14:44

'Disgraceful': How Saudi loyalists have responded to the Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Khashoggi's fiancee has been targeted on social media following his disappearance, and users have pointed the finger at Qatar and Turkey

14:39

McGregor, Khabib, UFC and Islamic Honor Violence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor at a pre-fight press conference in September 2018 (Photo: Steven Ryan/Getty Images)Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor at a pre-fight press conference in September 2018 (Photo: Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

When Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor in UFC 229 this week the fighting didnt just take place in the ring; after Nurmagomedovs victory a free-for-all explosion of Islamic honor violence erupted ostensibly to protect the victors honor.

Clarions Shireen Qudosi explains why thats bad for the religion, women and others who are the victims of honor violence.

The post McGregor, Khabib, UFC and Islamic Honor Violence appeared first on Clarion Project.

14:30

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten Criticized by Nigel Farage for Telling the Truth (Part Two) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert Spencer noted in June: At a recent dinner of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which he formerly headed, Farage said: If dealing with Islamic fundamentalism becomes a battle between us and the entire religion, Ill tell you the result: well lose. We will simply lose.We absolutely have to get that Muslim majority living in []

14:30

Anna Von Reitz: Video 4 Minutes to Donald Trump on National Credit and Debt Includes One Pager UPDATE 3 Q Anon Extract "IndyWatch Feed War"

Downloadable Document, Full Text Online, 90 Min Video Below the Fold

DOC (1 Page):  Anna von Reitz on National Credit

THEY used The United States of America [Unincorporated], as the Credit Account in their Double Accrual Accounting System adopted in 1946.  We got all the assets and credit accumulation, while they kept the debt as a control mechanism.

The two sides of the ledger were never reconciled, with the result that we got richer and richer and had the full benefit of all accruals and interest undisturbed, while they did nothing but gather debt, debt, and more debt.

This is anti-intuitive until you realize the aims of the Vermin.

First, the Popes and the British Monarchs, had to demonstrate their stewardship of our assets.  What better than to keep our assets locked up and earning interest?

Second, by keeping our credit and assets pooled they could form a gigantic investment fund they controlled. This allowed commodity and resource rigging on a vast scale, culminating in the establishment of the Exchange Stabilization Fund, which allowed them to control currency supplies and values worldwide.

Third, they established so-called Private Placement Trading Platforms this allowed them to invest our assets by blocking accounts for specific periods of time and leveraging the assets in those accounts via pre-determined contracts based on fractional reserve banking conventions.  This allowed them to profit 5-10X the asset value, without actually moving or risking the original underlying assets.

Fourth, the runaway accrual of debt on the USA, Inc. and UNITED STATES, INC. side of the ledger let the politicians Poor Mouth for increased taxes. The National Debt also justified paying more and more to the government and the widespread belief that we were deep in debt then made bankruptcy of the government corporations seem reasonable, if not inevitable.

And what was this all leading up to?

The Secondary Creditors we are the Priority Creditors were counting on us not claiming our assets.

When the bankruptcy of the United States of America, Inc. settled in 1999, the World Bank (one of the original perpetrators) stepped forward and claimed approximately $387 billion worth of American gold confiscated by FDR as unclaimed property.

All the schemers counted on pulling the same schtick on a much vaster scale now and got caught.

Donald Trump needs to work with us and the Historic Trust Association we have formed including the DAvila Trust.  We have the proof, the...

14:22

The Cardinals Letter "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog Sooner or later it was inevitable that the capitulation of the Vatican to the demands of a decadent culture and of powerful enemies

14:19

Counter-Intelligence - Shining a light on Black Operations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Counter-Intelligence - Shining a light on Black Operations (Documentaire)


"Counter-Intelligence" heb ik al eerder gedeeld op mijn blog. Maar nu ik weer aan et posten ben over Gladio, en ook andere documentaires van Metanoia films deel, mag deze reeks gewoon niet ontbreken! Dus zonder verder oponthoud:

De 5-delige documentaire van Metanoia films over de geheime diensten van de Verenigde Staten. Een onmisbaar stuk informatie voor ieders algemene ontwikkeling. Of het nu is om gebeurtenissen uit het verleden te duiden of de meest recente ontwikkelingen in Syri enigszins op te helderen, dit mag u niet missen.

We zullen hier niet uit de doeken doen wat inhoudelijk allemaal aan bod komt, daar is...

14:15

Robert Steele: Convention of States Restoring the Constitution "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

We need a Convention of States to restore the original construct in which the federal government is a service of common concern to the SOVEREIGN states, and individual sovereignty is restored. All three branches of the federal government have been chipping away at the Constitution, to include the right to a trial by jury. Below is my updated list of the Amendments that need to be reinforced, modifying & expanded, or reversed.  I welcome suggested changes to this list. If funding comes through for my major initiatives, a national virtual (non-binding) Convention of States is on the list, along with a national legal convention to destroy #GoogleGestapo and a national technical convention to replace #GoogleGestapo. If President Trump were to consider this urgent educational and civics matter, I  would recommend that he commit to hosting state and national conventions on a non-binding basis each year that he is in office, with a final binding convention in his eighth year of office by agreement among 34 or more states.

DOUBLE-DOWN:

1st Amendment: no commercial entity (e.g. #GoogleGestapo) may censor

2nd Amendment: concealed carry approved nation-wide; end PTSD and other pharmaceutical guises for depriving veterans particularly; end police state.

4th Amendment: terminates all mass surveillance not only by NSA but by Zionist Israel with its software embedded in US communications and computing systems. Terminates the ability of the federal government to impose local cell towers and harmful 5G technology on any local or state jurisdiction.

5th Amendment: ends all mandatory arbitration clauses and other variations and restores the right to fair and speech trial by jury as well as class action lawsuit...

14:00

Owl: Dane Wigington on Geoengineering with Microwaves Causing Earthquakes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Phi Beta Iota: There are clearly capabilities in existence to impact on weather, and there are clearly weather events that are grossly exaggerated by the media and politicians. The two are not necessarily integrated. A future President must demand a complete cessassion of geo-engineering and a restoration of traditional practices such as have to take one example brought the Dead Sea back to life. The public cannot permit the Deep State and Shadow Government to undermine global stability including weather at the expense of the 99%.

See Especially:

HURRICANE MICHAEL: A Geoengineered Superstorm Targeting Tallahassee and Florida Panhandleto Impact November Election Outcome in Florida?

See Also:

Geoengineering @ Phi Beta Iota

13:52

Trump, Declassification, and Leverage "IndyWatch Feed War"

American Thinker, by Mark Wauk, October 10, 2018: Theres a reason why President Trump has not unilaterally declassified the documents exposing perfidy against him: leverage.  As the whole Russia hoax is beginning to come into some sort of global perspective quite literally, as well see the extent of the advantage he now maintains by Continue reading

13:50

BBC perpetuates the narrative of perpetual Palestinian refugees "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Oct. 8th, the BBC published video segment by Paul Adams titled After 70 years, who are the Palestinian refugees?, filmed at the Burg Al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, which focused on Palestinian fears that, under the new US peace plan, theyll never be allowed to return home.

Heres the six-minute segment:

Though the official UNRWA figure counts over 5 million Palestinian refugees, the overwhelming majority of these refugees as weve noted repeatedly are merely Palestinians descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.) of the original 711,000 actual refugees from 1948 who, unlike every other refugee population, are automatically granted refugee status, even those who have citizenship in other countries.

As Einat Wilf, co-author of the book The War of Return observed about the fiction that there are millions of Palestinian refugees.

almost all [Palestinian refugees] (upward of 80 per cent) are either citizens of a third country, such as Jordan, or they live in [Palestinian territories] where they were born and expect to have a future

.The remaining 20 per cent of the descendantsare inhabitants of Syria and Lebanon who are by law denied the right to citizenship granted to all other Syrians and Lebanese.

The number of actual refugees from 1948 is believed to be closer to 20,000.

As you saw in t...

13:49

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar: Terrorism cannot be a result of Islam, jihad terror results from unjust policies "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is the kind of lie that has captured many on the left who are too self-absorbed to pay attention to history: Terrorism results from international unjust policies that lost all compassion toward the weak and the poor, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyeb said during his speech in the Sixth Congress of Leaders of []

13:45

Gunman arrested near Malibu park where camper was killed while with daughters "IndyWatch Feed War"

[California Chemist Mysteriously Shotgunned In His Sleep, While His Two Young Daughters Slept In L.A. Campground]

Gunman arrested near Malibu park where camper was killed while with daughters

 

CALABASAS, Calif.   A man dressed in black and carrying a rifle was arrested Wednesday near Malibu Creek State Park, where a camper was shot and killed as he slept in a tent in June, authorities said. A vast search involving Los Angeles County sheriffs deputies, a helicopter, search-and-rescue teams and detectives led to the arrest of Anthony Rauda, 42, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said at an evening news conference.

The search was prompted by a series of at least eight burglaries over the past two years in the Calabasas-Malibu area in which food was stolen from local buildings. But for now, Rauda, who has a long criminal history, was only being held for a parole violation, the sheriff said.

Investigators had not ruled out a link to the shooting at the wilderness park, and the rifle will undergo ballistic tes...

13:37

A Challenge to NFL Kneelers "IndyWatch Feed War"

Olivier Vernon of the New York Giants kneels during the national anthem before their game against the San Francisco 49ers in November 2017. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Olivier Vernon of the New York Giants kneels during the national anthem before their game against the San Francisco 49ers in November 2017. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NFL kneelers have been protesting against what they deem is endemic police brutality. While those claims have been refuted by a number of studies, if NFL kneelers truly oppose unfair police treatment, they have the chance this month to send an important message to a police force that has truly proven to be brutal: the UKs blue line.

October is an unusual month for the National Football League (NFL). Six teams will play three games against each other in Londons Wembley Stadium:

  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders (October 14)
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers (October 21
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (October 28).

These games provide a unique opportunity for playerssome still kneeling while our national anthem is playedto do something worthwhile.

Since NFL kneelers have not done sufficient homework concerning police brutality here in the U.S., they most likely have not heard of the story in the UK of Sarah (not her real name for reasons that will be made clear) and many more like her.

Tragically, what happened to Sarah could have been stopped by proper police action. Unfortunately, since it was not, it turned into a national tragedy.

Britain, as well as other European countries, is plagued with sex grooming gangs composed of Muslim men. Young males roam the streets looking for women or girls to ki...

13:31

What Trump Can Do About Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed War"

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi? The Saudis need to provide the U.S. with answers.

October 11, 2018, 4:00 AM EDT
Is it already too late?  Photographer: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
Eli Lake is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering national security and foreign policy. He was the senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast and covered national security and intelligence for the Washington Times, the New York Sun and UPI.

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When it comes to Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who has been missing since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, we remain in the allegation-and-denial phase. The Turkish police allege murder, and the Saudi government denies foul play.

As we wait for more information, its best to prepare for the worst. The Turkish government has provided specifics and evidence  such as video of Khashoggi entering the consulate and the names of 15 Saudi agents that it says flew to Istanbul in pursuit of him. The Saudis have issued blanket denials.

And ev...

13:30

Steven Aftergood: It Is Official: Federal Government Can Lie in Budget Statements "IndyWatch Feed War"

Steven Aftergood

Accounting Board Okays Deceptive Budget Practices

Government agencies may remove or omit budget information from their public financial statements and may present expenditures that are associated with one budget line item as if they were associated with another line item in order to protect classified information, the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board concluded last week.

Under the newly approved standard, government agencies may modify information required by other [financial] standards in their public financial statements, omit otherwise required information, and misrepresent the actual spending amounts associated with specific line items so that classified information will not be disclosed. (Accurate and complete accounts are to be maintained separately so that they may be audited in a classified environment.)

See Classified Activities, Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) 56, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, October 2018.

The new policy was favored by national security agencies as a prudent security measure, but it was...

13:25

Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar.

13:24

US, Philippines quietly realign against China "IndyWatch Feed War"

While Filipino forces will not participate in Americas expected massive show of force next month in the South China Sea, its increasingly clear which side they are on

 MANILA, OCTOBER 11, 2018 6:42 PM
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A US navy personnel (L) gives instructions to his Philippine counterpart during drills at a naval base in Sangley point, Cavite City, west of Manila on June 28, 2013. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe

A US navy personnel (L) gives instructions to his Philippine counterpart during drills at a naval base in Sangley point, Cavite City, west of Manila on June 28, 2013. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe

13:24

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All Eyes on Nevada "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its what campaigners say every November, I know, but this years election really is as important as it gets...

13:17

ISIS erbeutet Chlorkanister "IndyWatch Feed War"


Russisches Militr: IS erbeutet Chlorkanister, ttet zwei Weihelme in Syrien

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Russisches Militr: IS erbeutet Chlorkanister, ttet zwei Weihelme in Syrien
Russisches Militr: IS erbeutet Chlorkanister, ttet zwei Weihelme in Syrien (Symbolbild)

13:11

The Shameless Opportunism of Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

OCT 10, 2018TD ORIGINALS

The Shameless Opportunism of Nikki Haley

President Trump with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in the Oval Office. (Evan Vucci / ...

13:09

Storekeepers join truckers strike as Iran unrest grows "IndyWatch Feed War"

Store operators in bazaars across Iran have joined a strike by truck drivers as civil unrest grows in the face of a collapsing economy.

The protest by merchants began in the city of Shiraz and spread rapidly to more than 50 cities in 21 provinces.

Photos posted online by opposition activists showed shops with their shutters pulled down during normal working hours in Karaj, 50 km west of Tehran. Stores were also closed in Tabriz, Isfahan, Ardabil and the southern city of Qeshm.

In this June 25, 2018 photo, Iranian protesters gather at Mobile market in Tehran to protest against the worsening economic crisis. (AFP file photo)

The merchants are protesting against rising prices, the declining value of the Iranian rial and other economic grievances.

They have joined truck drivers in 300 Iranian cities who have been on strike for nearly three weeks in protest at low wages and the soaring cost of spare parts for their vehicles, especially tires.

Again, videos and photos posted online showed factories in Fars Province forced to load goods onto small pick-up trucks because of the drivers strike, and trucks were parked idle in loading terminals in Doroud in Lorestan province after truckers and tanker drivers refused to work, the US-based opposition website Iran News Wire reported.

Iranian authorities have arrested more than 200 striking truck drivers and accused them of being bandits. A court in Qazvin province has demanded the death penalty for 17 of those detained, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

At the heart of the civil unrest is a collapsing economy after US President Donald Trump withdrew in May from the 2015 deal to curb Irans nuclear program, and reimposed economic sanctions in August. Further sanctions targeting Irans oil trade come into effect on Nov. 4.

The truck drivers protests are an extension of other demonstrations and uprisings that have been taking place throughout the year, the Iranian-American Harvard scholar Dr. Majid Rafizadeh told Arab News.

Much of the Iranian population is facing dire economic conditions. This misalignment between their fortunes and those of the Iranian regime has contributed to the sentiments expressed in the latest protests. Many of the thousands of demonstrators blame the regimes political and financial corruption, support for foreign militia groups, mismanagement of public funds, and military adventurism across the region for a significant portion of the hardships they are facing.

It is also importan...

13:08

The United States Of Soviet America "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S. Is "Morphing" Into The U.S.S.A. The United States Of Soviet America

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13:07

Neue Israelischen Terror Erwartet "IndyWatch Feed War"


Israelischer Ministerprsident: Bereitet euch auf Krieg im Gazastreifen vor

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Israelischer Ministerprsident: Bereitet euch auf Krieg im Gazastreifen vor
Ein israelischer Soldat auf einem Panzer an der nrdlichen Grenze zum Gazastreifen, Israel, 21.11.2012
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12:55

Trident Juncture 2018 Is About to Kick Off: NATO"s Big War Games Near Russia"s Borders Never End "IndyWatch Feed War"

The never-ending and provocative exercises are needed to keep tensions high and justify the allocations of funds. This state of constant confrontation with Russia and China rakes in profits.

12:31

Rocket carrying ISS crew fails after launch, crew reported safe "IndyWatch Feed War"

A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and U.S. astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

The rocket was carrying U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing.

The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km away said it had gone smoothly in its initial stages and that the failure of the booster rockets must have occurred at higher altitude.

Kirill Kudryavtsev, AFP | Russias Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the members of the ISS expedition 57/58, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, blasts off at the Russian-leased cosmodrome in Baikonur on October 11, 2018.

Russian news agencies reported that the crew had safely made an emergency landing and were in radio contact and that rescuers were en route to pick them up.

Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members, NASA said in a statement.

12:29

US Intercepts Saudi Plans To Grab Khashoggi, But Refuse To Warn Expat Writer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, U.S. intercepts show


Jamal Khashoggi with his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz. (Courtesy of Hatice Cengiz)

12:25

Alfredo M. Bonanno: After #Marx, #autonomy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Essay by Alfredo M. Bonanno: After Marx, autonomy.

Originally published by Alfredo M. BonannoAutonomia dei nuclei produttivi di base, Anarchismo n. 3, 1975. Translated by Jean Weir. Online published by Elephant Editions.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Working class autonomy

The active minority

Relations within the working class

The road ahead of the proletariat is blocked: the reformist parties, trade unions and employers have coalesced to obstruct any growth in the level of the struggle, or any conquests that could lead to a revolutionary transformation of production relations.

The proletariat have only one alternative: that of building communism directly, passing over the counterrevolutionary bureaucratic structures. In order to do this we must provide analyses of and realise in practice, elements organised by the base at the level of production: autonomous workers nuclei.

These nuclei must not, in our opinion, be confused with the company, the factory, etc., but their concept must extend to a global vision of factory, living area, school and land.

Within this globality the idea of autonomy must be reinterpreted by the working class and related to the autonomy of each individual, element of constant reference and correction of any tendency to construct the former at the cost of the latter.

Here the action of a minority that has acquired a revolutionary consciousness has its place: to point out the ever present dangers of bureaucratisation, any involution towards the control of the struggle by a minority, certain corporative tendencies intrinsic to the workers movement, and all the other limitations that centuries of oppression have developed.

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12:25

Saudi own goal: How buying Egyptian football clubs failed to pay off "IndyWatch Feed War"

Instead of winning over the hearts and minds of Egyptian football fans, Turki al-Sheikh repeatedly angered them with his controversial comments

Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the careful MRC study, articles and news segments on Labour and antisemitism from the largest UK news providers, both online and television, were subjected to in-depth analysis. The research was undertaken by Dr Justin Schlosberg, Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck, University of London...

12:21

Anti-FGM Priest Kidnapped "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Girls in Niger attend a Quranic school. (Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)Girls in Niger attend a Quranic school. (Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

An anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) Catholic priest was kidnapped by suspected jihadi terrorists in Niger for educating women and girls against the brutal practice.

Local sources say Father Pierluigi Maccalli of the Society of African Missions was most likely taken across the border to Burkina Faso.

Maccalli was known for organizing meetings with local women to educate them about FGM, which, according to another priest based in Niger, may be one of the reasons for the kidnapping, according to local sources.

FGM includes all procedures involving partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Most girls who have undergone FGM are cut between the ages of four and 12. Short-term complications can include hemorrhaging, pain, shock, and even death, while long-term complications include formation of cysts, problems with sexual intercourse and giving birth, chronic pelvic infection and sterility.

The trauma of FGM often lasts a lifetime and can cause depression and anxiety, among other psychological problems.

FGM reduces or eliminates sexual pleasure for the victim. It is considered a religious obligation by some Islamic authorities in order to control a womens sexual desires.

Every year some three-million girls undergo FGM. The World Health Organization estimates 200 million girls and women alive today underwent the procedure. It is mainly practiced in Africa as well as in Muslim-majority countries and immigrant communities in Europe, the United States and Canada.

While FGM is not mentioned in the Quran, it is mentioned in many seminal Islamic sources as a praiseworthy practice.

FGM is one of the greatest...

12:02

Detained US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Lara Alqasem has been held at an immigration facility in Tel Aviv since 2 October

11:55

The Two Brett Kavanaugh Stories "IndyWatch Feed War"

The important issue of Kavanaughs likely comportment as a judge was subjected to too little inquiry while his character as evidenced by tales from his past life received far too much attention.

11:23

Omidyars Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm #Bellingcat "IndyWatch Feed War"

Omidyars Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat Despite promoting itself as an independent and open-source investigation site, Bellingcat has received a significant portion of its funding from Google, which is also one of the most powerful U.S. military contractors and whose rise to prominence was directly aided by the CIA. by Whitney Webb NEW []

11:21

How a Map of Palestine Drove the American Neo-colonial Elite Mad "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Juan Cole Source I mirrored a map of modern Palestinian history that has the virtue of showing graphically what has happened to the Palestinians politically and territorially in the past century. Andrew Sullivan then mirrored the map from my site, which set off a lot of thunder and noise among anti-Palestinian writers like Jeffrey []

11:18

Sen. Rand Pauls right someone is going to be killed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sen. Rand Paul hit the nail on the head in an interview with Kentucky radio host Leland Conway when he predicted this hotly charged political atmosphere was going to move from mayhem to murder.

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Remember Rep. Steve Scalise? It already very nearly did.

  The Washington Times Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Protesters rally in front of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Hundreds of people rallied in front of Trump Tower then walked to Times Square to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

ANALYSIS/OPINION

I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation they have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence, he said, Mediaite reported.

Are you listening, Rep. Maxine Waters?

Check out these headlines from just this June: Maxine Waters Calls for Violence Against Conservative Republicans, ran one YouTube title. Maxine Waters Commits Sedition, Calls For Violence Against Trump, ran another. And yet a third, from a Glenn Beck video: Maxine Waters calls for more mob violence: You aint seen nothin yet.

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11:10

BMW ramps up investment in China to meet electric demand "IndyWatch Feed War"

German automaker BMW says it is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in production there as it prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles.

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Munich-based BMW said Thursday it would pay 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to raise its stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. to 75 percent from 50 percent.

The deal is subject to approval by regulatory authorities and shareholders of Chinese partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right , meets with Harald Kruger, CEO and chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, left back, at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Daisuke Suzuki/Pool Photo via AP)

BMW AG also said it would invest 3 billion euros in new and existing plant facilities in Shenyang, increasing production capacity to 650,000 vehicles a year from the early 2020s. A new plant will be able to produce fully electric, partly electric, and conventional vehicles on the same line.

The Associated Press

 

11:07

Lil Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the UN "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lil Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the UN As a blogger and political analyst, Im a little sad that Haleys gone. She was the geopolitical gift that kept on giving The world is not shedding any tears now that Lil Miss AIPAC, Nikki Haley, has finished her time puffing up her []

11:06

For IMF Help, Pakistan Might Have to Disclose Its China Debts "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pakistan has been the largest recipient of funding under Beijings Belt and Road Initiative

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A woman carrying luggage on her head stands on a train platform in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 22. Beijing is lending funds, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, to Pakistan to upgrade infrastructure.
A woman carrying luggage on her head stands on a train platform in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 22. Beijing is lending funds, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, to Pakistan to upgrade infrastructure. PHOTO: ASIM HAFEEZ/BLOOMBERG NEWS
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BALI, IndonesiaInternational Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a bailout deal with Pakistan would require absolute transparency of its debts, many of which come from Chinas landmark Belt and Road initiative.

In whatever work we do, we need to have a complete understanding and absolute transparency about the nature, size, terms of the debt that is bearing on a particular country...

11:00

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/10/11 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed War"

2018/10/11 09:00:02Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

10:56

Chinas Alipay: Stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of users money "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ant Financials Alipay, the operator of one of Chinas top two mobile payment apps, said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple Inc. IDs and the issue remains unresolved despite reaching out to the US giant.

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Alipay said in a post on its Toutiao social media account on Wednesday that users who have linked their accounts using Apple IDs should lower transaction limits.

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Jack Ma

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Alipay has contacted Apple many timesand the issue has not been resolved, the post said.

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The breach has affected users of both Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltds WeChat and some users lost up to 2,000 yuan ($288), state media outlet Xinhua said on Thursday.

Apple Pay, while not as popular as WeChat Pay and Alipay, has become increasingly popular in Chinas large eastern cities. (Reuters)

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A Shanghai-based spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment. Representatives for Tencent did not respond to emails or phone calls seeking comment.

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Ant Financial is the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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It is not clear how many users were affected by the breach, and Alipays statement urged affected users to contact Apple.

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The potential breach underscores the security challenges facing Chinas huge mobile payments market, where WeChat and Alipay services have become ubiquitous in daily life.

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It also highlights the pitfalls facing tech firms in China, where smartphone scams and personal data breaches are more common than other markets.

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Apple was chastised by Chinese state media in July for the amount of spam being sent on iMessage, with media saying with the companys strict stance on privacy was hindering its ability to crack down on illegal behavior.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook at an iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

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The company has since said it is contact with...

10:55

Dear Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Where Have You Buried the Great European-American Inventors? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is high time to pull back the curtain on Google to ascertain whether or not it is playing fair and square with the American people.

10:45

Not just Canary Mission: SF Jewish Federation bankrolls these hate groups "IndyWatch Feed War"

Not just Canary Mission: SF Jewish Federation bankrolls these hate groups The Federations tax filings reveal a litany of radical-right and anti-Muslim groups that have received its support for years. The Federation says its review process has recently been strengthened but refuses to account for its funding of notorious Islamophobic hate groups. File photo of []

10:44

China and the Case of the Interpol Chief "IndyWatch Feed War"

China emphasizes the need for absolute loyalty and for resolute support for Xi Jinping.

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Beijing apparently has detained Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol and a former top Chinese security official. What are the charges?

By The Editorial Board

The New York Times

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China has yet to give any details of the corruption charges against Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol, who disappeared on a visit home and was later said to have been arrested. Whatever the charges are, they are almost certainly not the real reason for his fate. In China, the law is what the Communist Party says it is more precisely, what President Xi Jinping says it is. And when an official of Mr. Mengs global stature is nabbed, its a political decision even if, coincidentally, he was corrupt, as is often the case in China.

Mr. Meng understood the rules of that game. He had been a vice minister of public security in a police state and had played a role in many operations, including Operation Fox Hunt, which tried to bring Chinese officials and businesspeople suspected of corruption back from abroad. His f...

10:22

Moscow rejects notion of israeli (apartheid state) sovereignty over the Golan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its The LAW: Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint news conference with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Moscow, Russia, August 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday indicated that his country will not agree to any change of []

10:07

Theresa May will ask Cabinet for a customs union Brexit as DUP warns it could bring down her Government "IndyWatch Feed War"

Theresa May will on Thursday ask her Brexit war Cabinet to agree a backstop plan that would keep Britain in a customs union with Brussels until a permanent trade deal can be agreed.

British and EU negotiators are understood to have agreed in principle to an all-UK backstop plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland that would remove the final major obstacle blocking a withdrawal agreement.

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Michel Barnier

Boris Johnson said the deal would turn the UK into a permanent EU colony and the DUP angrily threatened to break its confidence and supply deal with the Conservatives and potentially bring down the Government if the Prime Minister goes through with the plan, which it described as a sell out.

On Wednesday

Read the rest (Paywall):

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/10/10/theresa-may-will-ask-cabinet-agree-brexit-deal-keeps-uk-customs/

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Keeping The UK In The EU?

Has a SECRET Brexit deal already been agreed? Robert Peston makes INCREDIBLE claim

A BREXIT deal was agreed last night which will temporarily keep the UK in the EUs customs union according to ITV News political editor Robert Peston, in an explosive move which would leave the UK unable to sign its own trade deals.

PUBLISHED: 00:56, Thu, Oct 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26, Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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09:59

Lagarde defends U.S. Federal Reserve rate hikes after Trumps attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

The head of the International Monetary Fund has thrown her weight behind the US central banks recent rate hikes. Her support came after Donald Trump had called the Feds policies crazy and harmful.

    
IMF chief Christine Lagarde

In a press conference ahead of official IMF and World Bank talks in Bali, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, on Thursday defended central bank rate increases in the United States in what appeared to be a veiled rebuke to US President Donald Trumps most recent remarks about the Federal Reserve.

Trump had blamed crazy Fed policies for contributing to current financial market turmoil as a global sell-off continued amid stronger signs of rising financial volatility which the IMF and the World Bank were scheduled to address during their annual meetings.

Lagarde told reporters the Feds rate hikes were justified by fundamentals.

It is clearly a necessary development for economies that are showing much improved growth, with inflation picking up and unemployment being extremely low, she argued.

The plight of emerging markets

The IMF chief acknowledged, though, that recent Fed rate increases had been a headache for many emerging economies as capital outflows continued and local currencies kept tumbling.

Lagarde added that those outflows were inevitable as the world braced for impacts from trade frictions.

She recommended more flexibility on capital flow management, adding that some emerging markets, including South East Asian countries, had been far too reluctant to ramp up capital controls to protect their own economies.

Italy in focus

Lagarde also touched on the economic situation in eurozone member Italy, warning Rome that it was well-advised to abide by EU fiscal rules and adhere to the blocs financial stability regulations amid concerns that the countrys 2019 budget could exacerbate fin...

09:57

UK student held in solitary confinement for five months in the UAE 'on spying charges' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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British foreign secretary has raised case of Durham researcher, who has appeared before a second hearing at the UAE's state security court

09:55

Iron Dome said to intercept Gaza rocket amid reports of Israeli military activity nearby "IndyWatch Feed War"

No immediate reports of injuries, damage as residents of the area say they heard heard explosions, saw signs the air defense system was used

Rocket sirens blared in Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, amid reports of Israeli military activity near the border of the coastal enclave.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage caused by a rocket or mortar shell strike.

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Iron Dome air defense system

Residents of the town of Netivot, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gaza, reported hearing explosions and seeing the types of trails left behind by the Iron Dome air defense system.

The Israel Defense Forces said it was investigating what triggered the alarm system.

Earlier in the morning, the Israeli military shut down a number of roads adjacent to the Gaza Strip for security activities, but it would not elaborate on the nature of its operation.

The sirens sounded at 10:07 a.m. in the Shaar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regions of southern Israel, northeast of Gaza.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-alert-sirens-blare-near-gaza-amid-reports-of-idf-activity-in-area/

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09:54

israels (apartheid state) Bennett wants shoot to kill policy in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israels Bennett wants shoot to kill policy in Gaza Middle East Monitor Israels Education Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday that he would impose a shoot to kill policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children. Bennett made the comment on Israels Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were []

09:49

Rocket alert sirens sound in Israeli communities near Gaza frontier "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rocket alert sirens sounded on Thursday in Israeli communities near the border with the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The alert came shortly after Israeli media reported on unspecified Israeli military activity near the border with the Palestinian enclave.

Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1385961/middle-east

Protesters gather while Israeli troops fire teargas near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP)

09:46

Morning Prayer for Thursday, October 11, 2018 I pray that I may see something good in every person "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Good Samaritan, by Walter Rane

First be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift to God. First I must get right with other people and then I can get right with God. If I hold resentment against someone, which I find it very difficult to overcome, I should try to put something else constructive into my mind. I should pray for the one against whom I hold the resentment. I should put that person in Gods hands and let God show him or her the way to live. If a man say: I love God and hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may see something good in every person, even one I dislike, and that I may let God develop the good in that person.

From Twenty Four Hours a Day

09:45

U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes SouthFront The US currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country. Nguyen Thi Tai, left, []

09:39

Trump Pressures Saudi Arabia to Explain What Happened to Missing Journalist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump Saudi Arabia(MEMO)  US President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information about what happened to the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called a very serious situation, Reuters reports. In a fresh clue, a pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence from investigators it []

09:35

Eric Holder: When they go low, we kick em The New Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he disagrees with Michelle Obamas high-minded slogan: When they go low, we go high.

When they go low, we kick em, the 67-year-old former Obama Administration AG declared during a campaign swing in McDonough Ga., on Sunday. Thats what the new Democratic Party is about Were going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party.

By Tamar Lapin
New York Post

Several minutes later into his speech, Holder clarified hes not suggesting Democrats actually exchange blows to counteract Republican attacks.

When I say we, you know, We kick em, I dont mean we do anything inappropriate. We dont do anything illegal, said Holder, who is reportedly considering a run for president.

But we got to be tough, and we have to fight for the very things that [civil rights leaders] John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Whitney Young you know, all those folks gave to us.

Holder who was was campaigning for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said this was the start of a new Democratic party that needed to be as tough, dedicated and committed as Republicans.

President Trump called Holders comments a disgrace in a Wednesday night Fox News phone interview.

When I hear Holder making a statement like he did today, I think its a disgrace, Trump said.

The former Obama administration officials comments surfaced just after Hillary Clinton said Democrats cant afford to be civil with Republicans if they want to regain power.

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09:34

Civilian Deaths Spike From US-led Airstrikes in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Afghan Civilian Deaths Spike in US Airstrikes UN reports over 8,000 casualties so far in 2018 Jason Ditz Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government []

09:26

Why the Barbaric Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Is a Global Issue "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamal Khashoggi(MEE Opinion)  I wasnt planning to write about the barbaric murder of my friend, Jamal Khashoggi. We were supposed to be sharing a panel at a conference two weeks from now. The Saudi journalist, who disappeared a week ago while inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has been executed by a Saudi hit squad with Islamic State-like barbarity. Some may think []

09:24

Jamal Khashoggis disappearance will haunt the Saudi government "IndyWatch Feed War"

The disappearance and reported killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will have many victims, starting with his family and his fiancee. But unless the Saudi government speaks and acts quickly and honestly about this terrible event, its own reputation will incur irreparable damage.

Since the emergence of the current government under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, critics (including Khashoggi) have argued that its central characteristic and greatest flaw was despotism: one-man rule by the young crown prince. To this critique were added descriptions of his impulsiveness, inexperience and repression of any criticism of his approach to modernization.

By Elliott Abrams
The Washington Post

(L) Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, (R) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Defenders of the new regime (including me) have argued in essence that MBS, as the crown prince is known, is in the traditional and positive sense of the term an enlightened despot. Though he was an absolute ruler, in this reading, he was one who used his power rationally to bring economic and social reforms, modernize his country and address the many developmental problems that hamper Saudi Arabia despite its wealth. He appears, for example, to have reined in the ultra-conservative clergy, has begun to improve the status and role of women, and has adopted plans aimed at creating a productive economy not dependent solely on oil production.

There has been no political reform. Internal critics have been harshly repressed, including women who urged a faster pace of change. Even this could be explained within the enlightened-despot model. The defense was that the modernization steps MBS is undertaking are radical and face many internal enemies, so gauging the right pace of change is a delicate and fateful decision. He must keep it in his hands and cannot permit public pressure either to...

09:18

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report "IndyWatch Feed War"

(L) Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, (R) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi Arabias crown prince and de facto ruler allegedly ordered an operation targeting journalist and United States (US) resident Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for more than a week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday citing US intelligence intercepts.

Khashoggi a US resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Turkish officials suspect he was murdered.

The Post, a newspaper to which Khashoggi contributed, cited unnamed US officials as saying that Saudi officials had been heard discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi from the US state of Virginia, where he resided, and detain him.

The paper quoted several of Khashoggis friends as saying that senior Saudi officials had approached him offering protection, or even a high-level government job, if he returned home but that Khashoggi was sceptical of the offers.

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino earlier insisted that the US had no forewarning of any concrete threat to Khashoggi.

Although I cant go into intelligence matters, I can definitively say that we had no knowledge in advance of Mr Khashoggis disappearance, Palladino told reporters.

The case has sparked outrage from human rights and journalism groups and threatens to harm ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States, which has demanded answers from the kingdom over the disappearance.

AFP and Dawn

https://www.dawn.com/news/1438312/saudi-crown-prince-ordered-operation-against-missing-journalist-report

09:11

Erdogan says Turkey-U.S. deal on Syrias Manbij not dead U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The deal between Turkey and the United States regarding the northern Syrian town of Manbij is delayed but not completely dead, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet newspaper on Thursday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and General Hulusi Akar

Turkey and the United States reached a deal in May over Manbij after months of disagreement. Under the deal, the Kurdish YPG militia would withdraw from Manbij and Turkish and U.S. forces would maintain security and stability around the town.

Erdogan told reporters on Tuesday during his flight back from a visit to Hungary that the implementation of the deal had been delayed.

There is a delay but (the deal) is not completely dead. U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mattis say they will take concrete steps, Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet.

The NATO allies have been carrying out coordinated but independent patrols in the region as part of the deal.

On Tuesday, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying that joint training of U.S. and Turkish soldiers for patrols in Manbij had begun.

Washingtons support for the YPG militia in the fight against the Islamic State group has infuriated Ankara, which sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The PKK, considered a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkeys mainly Kurdish southeast.

Ankara fears advances by the YPG in Syria will embolden Kurdish militants at home.

Relations between Turkey and the United States were further strained over the past few months by the trial of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey on terrorism charges, which he denies.

Asked about Brunsons trial, Erdogan said he was not in a position to interfere with the judiciary.

Whatever the judiciary decides on, I have to abide by that decision. Those who are involved with this also need to abide by the judiciarys decision, Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet.

The next session in Brunsons trial will be held on Friday. The trial sparked a row between Ankara and Washington that helped send the lira down around 40 percent against the dollar this year.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Paul Tait

Reuters

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09:04

How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.

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Foreign Policy | October 10, 2018, 8:56 AM

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Apparently, one of the top leaders of a corrupt dictatorship responsible for sowing chaos, death, and destruction can also be an absolutely lovely man. At least U.S. President Donald Trump seems to think so, having uttered all of these words in reference to President Hassan Rouhanis Iran in the course of a single day at last months United Nations General Assembly in New York.

This pairing of criticism and compliments is a paradox with a purpose. Trump is not content with having discarded the Iran nuclear deal inked in 2015 by his predecessor; he wants to negotiate a better one.

Trump is not content with having discarded the Iran nuclear deal inked in 2015 by his predecessor; he wants to negotiate a better one.

And in echoes of his policy toward North Korea, he intends to squeeze Iran as hard as possible until it agrees to come to the table.

It is a simple strategy, but not without significant risks. The clearest is that rather than or prior to knuckling under, Iran will escalate by ramping up its nuclear activities and provoking a crisis. Taking a page from North Koreas playbook, Tehran may calculate that the United States will feel pressure to pay simply for a return to the status quo ante.

A less alarming but perhaps likelier risk is that Tehran will simply hold out, seeking merely to endure for a time rather than bargaining to relieve crushing economic pressure, as authoritaria...

09:00

Scrutinising the media: Fake news, censorship, and war "IndyWatch Feed War"

This coming event couldnt be more relevant right now or closer to our own primary area of concern, and as an added bonus Piers Robinson, one of our much-esteemed contributing authors, will be speaking there so go along if you can. Visit the website HERE Sun 4 November 2018 13:00 17:00 GMT This event will engage the public in discussion and debate about journalistic objectivity in traditional and social media. The aim is to raise public awareness of the techniques used by the media in order to condition public opinion, particularly with respect to war, so that citizens might make better informed judgments about the news they consume. The event will be centred on the topical concept of fake news and will explore how that concept is being used to legitimise censorship. Attention will be drawn to the online censorship campaign currently being waged by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. The medias role in legitimising US/UK military intervention in Syria will be explored, as will attempts by mainstream news sources to close down

08:24

UN Reports Over 8,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2018, Mostly Women and Children "IndyWatch Feed War"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government airstrikes. This has been ongoing through the year, with a decrease in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria leading []

07:59

China: Living in the Bipolar World "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S.Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech at the Hudson Institute on October 4.  Exactly one month before the midterms, it looks like the Trump administration is looking to close the books on How Donald Trump betrayed America to Russia and move on How Donald Trump Saved America from China. Pences speech attracted a lot []

07:57

#Antifa #London #UK: All out against the far-right DFLA on Saturday 13th! "IndyWatch Feed War"

As you may have already heard, Tommy Robinsons footsoldiers, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, otherwise known as the EDL Mk2, are planning on marching in London this Saturday 13th October.

Originally published by Anti-Fascist Network.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

UNITY DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DFLA SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER

12:00, BBC BROADCASTING CENTRE, PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON

As you may have already heard, Tommy Robinsons footsoldiers, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, otherwise known as the EDL Mk2, are planning on marching in London this Saturday 13th October. The DFLA have formed the backbone and the main numbers on the streets for all the recent hate-filled Islamophobic Free Tommy protests, including the demo back in July where RMT trade unionists got attacked in the pub (Warning Facebook link) andfemale Muslim bus driver was surrounded and taunted.(Warning Facebook link)

The DFLA have attracted all the elements of the old far-right at their most recent demo in Sunderland they marched with EDL and BNP members as well as members of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action. The DFLA includes members convicted of racist and far-right violence. They are happy associating with white supremacist groups like Generation Identity and their leaders hang out with with Ulster Loyalist terrorists and post Nazi propaganda online.

Now is the time for us all to come together to oppose the rise of the far-right. We can see the poisonous spread of nationali...

07:19

U.S. Army 1983: Be Intellectually Prepared to React to Possible Encounters with Intelligent, Non-Corporal Energy Forms When Time-Space Boundaries Are Exceeded "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is a U.S. Army Intelligence document on Hemi-Sync and Itzhak Bentovs Stalking the Wild Pendulum. The source document is Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process, CIA-RDP96-00788R001700210016-5.pdf, which you can find on CIAs Electronic Reading room. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp96-00788r001700210016-5

07:15

Spanish anti-fascist prisoners of war in #Lancashire, #UK 194446 #antifa "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fascinating and detailed paper by Richard Cleminson examining the appalling treatment of Spanish anti-fascist resistance fighters during World War II being detained in internment camps in Britain alongside Nazi and fascist prisoners.

Originally published by Libcom. Written by Richard Cleminson.  Image above: Spanish anti-fascist prisoners standing at the entrance to the Chorley camp. The authorities allowed them to erect this board so that they would not be confused by the local population with fascist POWs. Photograph taken by Marie Louise Berneri. Reproduced from a private archive.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Read this article in PDF format: Spanish_anti-fascist_prisoners_of_war_in

Abstract

This article assesses the significance of the experiences of 226 Spanish antifascists
and republicans [1] who were detained in France in the autumn of 1944 and
transported to Britain as prisoners of war (POWs) of the Allied army. After
arriving in different batches at Southampton, they were interned in POW camps
across the country before being moved to Hall o the Hill Camp, near Chorley,
Lancashire, where most remained until their final release in 1946. This article
sets the peculiar circumstances of their detention in the context of the personal,
local and international situation surrounding them and documents the multifaceted
campaign for their release which was articulated by trade unions, political...

06:18

Freedom and Other Illusions: Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture "IndyWatch Feed War"

Freedom and Other Illusions Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture (or, illusions concerning American art) With a view of art as revolt / counter-revolt

06:08

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way.

Little Nassir was not just another number, a martyr to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much more than that.

The stream of blood that poured out from his head wound on that terrible afternoon drew a line in time that travelled back 18 years.

Almost 18-years to the day separates Nassirs recent murder and the Israeli army killing of Mohammed Al-Durrah, also 12, on September 30, 2000. Between these dates, hundreds of Palestinian children have perished in similar ways.

Reports by the rights group, Btselem, are rife with statistics: 954 Palestinian children were killed between the Second Intifada in 2000 and Israels war on Gaza, the so-called Operation Cast Lead in 2008. In the latter war alone, 345 child were reportedly killed, in addition to another 367 child fatalities reported in Israels latest war, Protective Edge of 2014.

But Mohammed and Nassir and thousands like them are not mere numbers; they have more in common than simply being the ill-fated victims of trigger-happy Israeli soldiers.

In that single line of blood that links Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah, there is a narrative so compelling, yet often neglected. The two 12-year-old boys looked so much alike small, handsome, dark skinned refugees, whose families were driven from villages that were destroyed in 1948 to make room for todays Israel.

Young as they were, both were victims of that reality. Mohammed, died while crouching by the side of his father, Jamal, as he beseeched the Israelis to stop shooting. 18 years later, Nassir walked with thousands of his peers to the fence separating besieged Gaza from Israel, stared at the face of the snipers and chanted for a free Palestine.

Between the two boys, the entire history of Palestine can be written, not only that of victimization and violence, but also of steadfastness and honor, passed from one generation to the next.

Who will carry on with the dream, were the words...

06:02

Rebellion and Possibility: Voices in the Anti-ICE Struggle Vol. II "IndyWatch Feed War"

As ICEs brutality continues to shatter lives, we continue to document the struggle to abolish the institution. Weve compiled more stories of radical struggle against ICE, the border patrol, and the police; documenting the different tactics, successes, and philosophies from around the country.

Originally published by Radical Education Department.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

We would like to thank the all of the contributors for each article that weve compiled, and the websites that originally published those writings and from which they were borrowed.

Again, this volume, like the first, is only one very limited snapshot of the vast anti-ICE uprising, which developed powerful expressions in many more than the few cities represented here.

If you missed it, Volume 1 can be found here.

 

06:01

Operation Endless War? 17 Years In Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

We have passed the 17 year mark on the Afghan war and the Taliban control more territory than they have at any time since the launch. So for trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths, and 17 years of US government effort, victory is no closer than at day one. Does President Trump want out? Perhaps. []

06:00

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself most tragically. Little Nassir was not just another number, a martyr to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much more than that. Continue reading "That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah"

The post That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

06:00

Goodbye, Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

There are plenty of juicy theories about the real reason Nikki Haley suddenly stepped down from her perch as UN Ambassador, but my favorite is the one that has her authoring the anonymous New York Times op ed by an alleged administration insider claiming that the adults in the room were busy undermining the Presidents worst Continue reading "Goodbye, Nikki Haley"

The post Goodbye, Nikki Haley appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

06:00

ISIS Attack on Oil Field; 15 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Attacks on security personnel included an attack on forces at an oil field.

The post ISIS Attack on Oil Field; 15 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

05:53

Washingtons silent war against Hezbollah in Latin America "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Hill, by Joseph M. Humire, October 8, 2018: On July 11, 2018, the government of Argentina took its first action against Hezbollah by freezing the financial assets of 14 individuals belonging to the Barakat clan in South America. Last week, Brazilian Federal Police arrested the leader of this clan, Assad Ahmad Barakat, who was sanctioned by U.S. Continue reading

05:39

The Times Whitewashes Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

BY Michael Howard Source The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trumps military regime is, or ought to be, a non-story. The United States ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the latters []

05:31

19 More Fast Radio Bursts Found "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Space: A huge haul of newfound fast radio bursts (FRBs) may help astronomers finally start to get a handle on these mysterious and powerful blasts from deep space. A new study reports the detection of 19 previously undiscovered FRBs, including the closest one to Earth and the brightest one ever seen. The results boost []

05:27

Air Force Awards Launch Vehicle Development Contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, ULA "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: SpaceNews: The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. The funding is for the development of competing launch system prototypes geared toward launching national security payloads. Each company will []

05:26

After 70 Years of Abuse, A Definition of Anti-Palestinian Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

BY Stuart Littlewood Source Is this where the fight-back begins? What is the matter with the Palestine solidarity movement? Since 1948 (and before that, even) the Palestinians have been viciously abused and dispossessed while the perpetrators and their supporters, including unprincipled politicians of the Western Powers, have continually played the anti-Semitism card. Lately, bemused spectators were []

05:13

Too Fat to Fight "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Army Times: Its well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? arent eligible to join. But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified. []

04:31

After 70 Years of Abuse, a Definition of Anti-Palestinian Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is this where the fight-back begins? By Stuart Littlewood | Dissident Voice | October 10, 2018 What is the matter with the Palestine solidarity movement? Since 1948 (and before that, even) the Palestinians have been viciously abused and dispossessed while the perpetrators and their supporters have continually played the anti-Semitism card. Bemused spectators have been []

04:11

Fighting for the Human Soul "IndyWatch Feed War"

Andre Vltchek is tired. He is tired of the cunning complexities in modern societys fight for the human soul. In his new book, Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, he takes on a new revolution: todays foe a counter culture of vulgarity, war and brutality where his battlefield isnt the romance of radical zeal but the rotted, festering carcass of capitalisms war on the human spirit.

Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism might just be Vltcheks most heartfelt book to date, a memoir of his own struggles with the reality western society doesnt know it faces: a Machiavellian pact between regulation and obedience, an ugly alternative to the default human story of staying alive and feeling passionate about a cause, about anything. Debate and ideas are only disseminated at a pre-approved frequency, the pitch unable to arouse, inspire, make a change. For Andre, the streets of London, Paris and other symbols of the beauty and romance of western cities are untenable, plastered in the posters of everyones individuality and isolation, adverts of selfishness and egos. Queue here a pathological cycle of depression, mental illness and the seeking of  professional help, which serves to preserve human specimens on the assembly line of conformity and manageability by the imperialists in their own home. If there is a spark in anyone, it is relegated to minority status, a fearful and dark corner to reside, one that is attacked and decried.

Andre talks about seeking solace and a home in countries on the other side of the fence, places that have fought to not labour under the misdirection of the western system, the most God-forsaken corners of Africa and Asia, South America, the Middle East and Oceania. He recognises the kindling that begs to be sparked, the passions that cry to be ignited and he thrives in them but he cannot function in a society that is western by nature, a slave to all that has corrupted the humanity and the innate goodness of man, woman and child. And the western influencing machine is marching, widening its noxious shadow over all of them. Andre details the fact that non-western countries do not steal from others, they do not overthrow governments and they do not spearhead military excursions into other backyards they prepare their art, their culture, their promises and their causes with gusto and intensity, not falling victim to the western model of insular retreat. They are optimists.

His diatribe on Exposing Lies of the Empire has only intensified with time, magnifying his disda...

03:41

Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara (GPA)  The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudis part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power.
Jamal Khashoggi Turkey Saudi Arabia journalistAlleged assassins of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away with human rights abuses and the murder of critics, they may have made a mistake in trying to pull this scheme off under the nose of a competitor for regional power; Turkey.

On Tuesday, October second, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to attempt to obtain paperwork to get remarried. What happened after that is still unclear but according to sources within the Turkish government, who have been talking to every media outlet that will listen, what happened after Khashoggi was a brutal murder that is quickly becoming an international incident.

Jamal Khashoggi: the story so far

Several days ago when Turkish law enforcement first went public with the fact that Khashoggi had gone missing, the only information available was the fact that the US citizen and Washington Post journalists had last been seen entering the Saudi consulate. Once it became clear that nobody had seen Khashoggi after this the Turkish police soon realized that he had likely been detained when he had gone into the consulate.

Following this realization by the Turkish government, Ankara soon asked Saudi Arabia to account for the reporter by either releasing him or at least showing some evidence he was still alive somewhere. Saudi officials, including the Crown Prince himself, continue to deny that anything happened to Khashoggi and say he l...

03:39

GM Appoints Ex-CIA Deputy Director, Co-Vice Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations to Its Board "IndyWatch Feed War"

More connections than a switchboard, including an NSC role where, She had oversight responsibility for covert action programs and special reconnaissance missions, and In-Q-Tel. Via: CNBC: General Motors appointed a former deputy director of intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency to its board on Wednesday. Jami Miscik is the chief executive and vice chair of []

03:14

Lady Justice Sits Down With a Stiff Drink to Consider Her Next Career Move "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Rob Slane | The Blog Mire | October 10, 2018 I am currently in the U.S., and so watching from afar as the biggest criminal investigation Britain has ever seen is sub-contracted out to the Atlantic Council/Soros-sponsored website, Bellingcat. Pinch yourself once. Pinch yourself twice. Yes, it really is happening. It is truly remarkable []

02:57

Sharia Crime Stoppers Webinar, Week 6: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD "IndyWatch Feed War"

https://www.theunitedwest.org/sharia-crime-stoppers/ Todays Webinar will present: Brief historical overview of the Muslim Brotherhood The publication of its playbook in 2001 with the tactics to be used for WORLD CONQUEST The infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into America The importance of the Explanatory Memorandum that identifies the Strategic Plan for Eliminating America from Continue reading

02:48

The Art of Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Clarion Project Published on Oct 9, 2018: There is little doubt that the Nazis were experts at mastering supremacy. They have inspired numerous groups who have copied their methods to wreak terror on the world. Now the Jihadi groups use copycat techniques. But the history of Nazi association with Jihadi and Islamist groups stretches back Continue reading

02:28

J. Michael Waller Discusses Russian Political Warfare With Glenn Beck "IndyWatch Feed War"

Center for Security Policy, October 10, 2018: J. Michael Waller, the Centers Senior VP for Government Affairs, was interviewed by Glenn Beck on TheBlaze about issues related to Russia. Watch the videos below: *** *** Center urges NATO countries to exploit the vulnerabilities of Russia as non-military deterrence Laying out an innovative strategy to counter Continue reading

02:16

A Call to Support the #Aufstehen (#StandUp) Movement for Social Justice and Global Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 10, 2018

The world is at a critical turning point. The destructive Western policy of unilateral military interventions, illegal regime change and economic sanctions increases the danger of military escalation, while ruthless financial exploitation and environmental degradation are destabilizing entire regions and creating millions of refugees.

The time has come to unite against this threat to humanity. Respect for the principles of sovereignty, self-determination, non-interventionism and social justice must be restored, and compliance with international law must be a top priority. We must be united in voice and action.

As supporters of World Beyond War, a global movement to end all wars, we appeal to the international community to support #Aufstehen (#StandUp), a new social renewal movement launched in Germany that seeks to advance peace, social justice and global cooperation. The movement is a cross-party project that supports the concept of a peaceful, multipolar world. Just two months after its start, more than 150,000 German citizens have pledged their support, including numerous personalities in science, politics and culture.

#Aufstehen connects with progressive European and global organizations to re-energize a divided Left and Peace movement, pushing back against neoliberalism and the rising tide of right-wing populism. Directly inspired by #Aufstehen, the Patria e Costituzione Sinistra di Popolo movement has just been launched in Italy. Other allies include the La France Insoumise party of Jean-Luc Mlenchon, Momentum from the Britains Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and progressive movements in the Americas.

#Aufstehen maps out a new progressive, political direction that empowers citizens who feel ignored, unrepresented and betrayed by their political leaders to contribute their own ideas and organize a democratic, peoples agenda.

Some of the issues to be addressed include:

  • international peace, diplomacy and dtente; respecting the principles of non-intervention, non-aggression, sovereignty, human rights, and global cooperation; a non-confrontational foreign policy regarding Russia;
  • opposing torture, surveillance and censorship; an end to interventionism, proxy wars, and arms exports; an end to supporting terrorism and regime change;
  • halting the spread of fascism, xenophobia, racism & discrimination; fairness and accuracy in media; promoting independent & community m...

02:02

Gandhis Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love "IndyWatch Feed War"

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it always.

M.K. Gandhi

As we remembered Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October, the Mahatmas 149th birthday and the International Day of Nonviolence, there is plenty of room for despair.

Never before has the Earth and its many inhabitants been under siege as they are now, more than 100 years after Gandhi started warning us of the predicament in which we are embroiled and presenting his strategy for addressing it before it spiraled out of control.

Whether it is the threat of nuclear war, the ongoing wars in many parts of the world and particularly the Middle East, the multiple and synergistic threats to the global environment or the ongoing climate catastrophe, the Earth is under assault on all fronts and its precious life forms (human and otherwise) are being killed outright in vast numbers and driven to extinction at the rate of 200 species daily. And the evidence is rapidly accumulating that humans themselves will be extinct by 2026 as well.

Moreover, unlike the tyrants to which Gandhi was referring, the current tyrant is a global elite that has acquired extraordinary power to kill and destroy as they pursue their insane compulsion to accumulate and control resources at the expense of life.

So are we to give up in despair? To quit without a fight? Or even delude ourselves that nothing needs to be done? Obviously, these were not ways that Gandhi would contemplate because, as noted in his words cited above: the ways of truth and love have always won. Although, as Gandhi did not bother to add: we must struggle, relentlessly, to ensure that truth and love prevail.

And, fortunately, there are many people around the world who agree with him.

Tackling the pervasive violence in our world requires a comprehensive strategy involving many campaigns focused on a wide range of peace, justice and environmental issues, and substantial mobilization. There is no single or simple path. Let me tell you about some of the people engaged in this effort and the nature of their commitment, together with what connects their involvement.

Remarkable activist and progressive journalist Abby Martin, based in the USA, was formerly creator and presenter of the investigative news program Breaking the Set and is now creator and presenter of its successor program The Empire Files. With the support of her fine team, Abby researche...

01:53

US Mk-41 Systems Deployment in Romania, Poland Contradicts INF Treaty Moscow "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik October 10, 2018 The United States started deploying Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, as well as MK-41 Vertical Launching Systems tubes that could be used to launch intermediate-range cruise missiles in Europe in June, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Deployment of the US Mk-41 launching systems in Romania and Poland contradicts the Intermediate-Range Nuclear []

00:55

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00:52

S-300 vs. F-35: Stealth and Invincible Are Not Exactly Synonyms "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andrei AKULOV | Strategic Culture Foundation | 10.10.2018 How effective is the S-300 PMU-2 Favorit that Russia has just delivered to Syria? Especially when employed against the F-35 stealth fighters that Israel intends to make more use of when attacking targets in Syria? Who has the edge? This is truly a hot topic for the press []

00:42

Doctors in Scotland Are Now Prescribing Nature to Their Patients "IndyWatch Feed War"

Doctors Scotland Nature(ANTIMEDIA)  In an age of technology and constant immersion in the digital sphere, a new initiative in Shetland, Scotland is encouraging individuals suffering from chronic illness to spend more time in nature. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has teamed up with the National Health Service in Shetland  to promote Nature Prescriptions. []

00:41

Transcending Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed War"

San Francisco Dusk, 14 March 2018 (Photo by Manuel Garcia Jr. taken from a ridge crest due east of the Golden Gate Bridge)

Climate Change / Energy Transformation is a great challenge for us all. Approached with gusto, solidarity and creativity, it could be an exhilarating rebirth of everything and everyone we know we can create Paradise if we choose to. If, instead, we shrink from this challenge, in denial, fear, timidly, submissiveness, without any spirit or confidence, then, yes, this formidable Earth-changing realty could drift into a long, enveloping, tedious, glacially-paced catastrophe for us, leading who knows when to our unglamorous individually unnoticed and lonely demise.

You have to realize that whether or when we go extinct is really beyond our control at any time; that rests in the hands of the greater geophysical, cosmic and chaotic power of Nature (which on Earth is certainly being prodded annoyingly by our puny yet persistent and mindless thermodynamic wastefulness). But, how we live as a species, and how we collectively express our awareness and appreciation of being alive, of being conscious, of being a human society: that is something we have complete control over for however long our species is graced with life.

So, really, the challenge is far beyond just finding exclusive escape routes from our deteriorating here-and-now to some minimally bearable new climatic future, for classes of todays people who are favored by luck and wealth, and are anxious to gain comfortable personal salvations without having to undergo personal change. The actual challenge is to achieve our full human potential individually and as a species to transcend who we are today so as to make the rest of our indeterminate collective existence worthy of our finest enduring aspirations.

00:22

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamal and Muhammad al-Durrah taking cover from Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip, September 30, 2000 (France 2/Fair Use)

00:21

Stunning 85-page Google memo The Good Censor leaked to Breitbart "IndyWatch Feed War"

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson, October 10, 2018: If you are not worried about the power of Google to shape debate and elections according to its leftist political bias, youre not paying attention.  I congratulate Breitbart.com for the scoop, and I urge everyone I am looking at you, President Trump and Congress to read and ponder Continue reading

Wednesday, 10 October

23:24

Saudi-funded art show in US extols freedom as country cracks down on critics "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Saudi-funded art show focuses on taboo subjects, but critics are calling hypocrisy as Saudi silences dissidents, including Jamal Khashoggi

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