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  • Court slaps Navalny with another 20 days of civil detention, bringing criminal prosecution closer
    Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • There’s a New Crash Coming
    Donald Trump is the epitome of irrational exuberance. You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve at the time, was describing how the tech boom was creating a bubble by generating enthusiasm way out of proportion to the actual value of the new companies. Such an unwarranted economic boom was hardly something new, so it was easy to predict what would happen next. Periods of irrational exuberance — whether the dot-com expansion, Dutch tulipmania in the 17th century, or the housing bubble in America of the 2000s — have always led to ... ...
  • “The Emergency Isn’t Over”: the Homeless Commemorate a Year Since the Mexico City Earthquake
    “As long as one single neighbor is still displaced from their home, the crisis that started with the earthquake continues,” says Gabriel Macías of the Tlalpan United group of neighbors whose apartment complex collapsed in the Sept. 19 quake.  Around him crowd dozens of journalists, neighbors and members of the “Topos”, the moles, Mexico City’s volunteer rescue crews. As the midday sun beat down, representatives of the neighborhood organization joined the United Earthquake Victims of Mexico City (Damnificados Unidos) to block Tlalpan Avenue, one of the city’s busiest streets, calling for an effective reconstruction strategy. A year after the 7.1 ... ...
  • Germany Outpaces US as Leading Car Exporter to China – Commerce Ministry
    BEIJING (Sputnik) - Germany has surpassed the United States to become the leading car exporter to the Chinese market amid the US-Chinese trade war, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Tuesday. ... ...
  • Danish Former Party Leader to Appeal Prison Sentence Over ‘Anti-Migrant’ Spray
    A controversial street protest conducted by the now-disbanded anti-immigrant party has led to a belated prison sentence for racism, violation of the weapons act and spreading propaganda. ... ...
  • Ten Ways of Looking at Civility
    1 It’s such a funny word, “civil.” From the Latin meaning “citizen,” which originated as “city dweller.” To be “civil” is to be pleasant, acceptable, and kind. “Incivility” is rudeness. “Civilization” is the Holy Grail of the Western world: organized, cultured and educated, filled with citizens who perform “civic” duties. “Civic” implying “for the good of people and civilization” – although in its origins it simply meant “of or pertaining to citizens.” 2 “Civil war” is another thing altogether. A bad thing. Basically, “a war between or among citizens.” Today we ascribe it to a wide variety of conflicts that ... ...
  • S-300 could close Syrian airspace where necessary, will stabilize situation in region – Moscow
  • The Great Financial Crisis: Bernanke and the Bubble
    Ben Bernanke responded to Paul Krugman’s post last week, which agreed with my argument that the main cause of the Great Recession was the collapse of the housing bubble rather than the financial crisis. Essentially, Bernanke repeats his argument in the earlier paper that the collapse of Lehman and the resulting financial crisis led to a sharp downturn in non-residential investment, residential investment, and consumption. I’ll let Krugman speak for himself, but I see this as not really answering the key questions. I certainly would not dispute that the financial crisis hastened the decline in house prices, which was already ... ...
  • Young Rapper Challenges Uganda’s President Whose Reformer Image is ‘Destroyed’
    A rapper and pop star turned opposition politician has returned to Uganda after being badly beaten by the police. Sputnik asks Professor Nic Cheeseman if it could be the beginning of the end for the country's President Yoweri Museveni. ... ...
  • The DOJ and President Trump Square Off…
    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon discuss the extremely tense relationship between President Trump and the Department of Justice. With declassification battles ongoing, how does a recent report about Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein potentially seeking to secretly record President Trump impact this situation? ... ...
  • Meeting in Dhamar discusses services level, mobilization to confront the US-backed coalition
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  • National Juniors’ Team leaves the Asian Cup finals with loss before Korea
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Saba) - The National Team for Juniors has ended his participation to the Asian Cup finals in Malaysia with their second loss to North Korea in their Group B match. ... ...
  • Senior Resident Found Alive In D.C. Apartment 5 Days After Fire
    Raymond Holton, 74, was found alive and well in his apartment at a senior living center when building inspectors showed up to assess damage from Wednesday's fire.(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP) ... ...
  • 1 LA solider killed, 6 wounded in Hermel shootout
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  • MKO is destructive mind control cult pursuing US policy: Ex-member
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  • Russia Making ‘Major Mistake’ by Giving Syria S-300 Systems: Bolton
    Russia’s decision to provide Syria with advanced S-300 air defense systems is a “major mistake,” US National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, advising Russia against escalating the already high tensions in the Middle East region. “We think introducing the S-300s to the Syrian government would be a significant escalation by the Russians and something that we hope, if these press reports are accurate, they would reconsider,” Bolton said Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. Moscow said earlier in the day that Damascus would receive the modern missile system within two weeks. The decision came after Israeli ... ...
  • Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence
  • Army kills, injures dozens of US-backed mercenaries in Bayda, liberates sites
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  • Army launches attack on US-backed mercenaries ‘s sites in Jawf, kills dozens
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  • Will London, Paris and Tel-Aviv be sanctioned by Moscow and Washington?, by Thierry Meyssan
    The confrontation which recently occurred in Lattakia may result in a complete global redistribution of the cards. There are two reasons for this, the second of which is being hidden from the Western world. First of all, it cost the lives of 15 Russian soldiers; secondly, it not only implicates Israël, but also the United Kingdom and France. This is potentially the most dangerous crisis in more than 60 years. We now have to find out whether President Trump, currently in the middle of his election campaign, is capable of supporting his Russian counterpart, in order that the United States ... ...
  • France won’t let rescue ship Aquarius dock, disembark migrants – minister
  • Does Canada Support an Invasion of Venezuela?
    In their obsession for regime change, Ottawa is backing talk of an invasion of Venezuela. And the NDP is enabling Canada’s interventionist policy. Last week 11 of the 14 member states of the anti-Venezuelan “Lima Group” backed a statement distancing the alliance from “any type of action or declaration that implies military intervention” after Organization of American States chief Luis Almagro stated: “As for military intervention to overthrow the Nicolas Maduro regime, I think we should not rule out any option … diplomacy remains the first option but we can’t exclude any action.” Canada, Guyana and Colombia refused to criticize ... ...
  • Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus
    The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope with all manner of evils.  Empire must be without equal. The dissenters to this program have been pitiably small, concentrated amongst such outliers as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.  Those on the GOP side of the aisle have barely squeaked but relative to the Democrats, their sounds have been spectacularly noisy.  There is, in fact, something to be said ... ...
  • ‘Cooperate actively’ with Iran in tackling terrorism, UNSC President Nikki Haley says in a statement
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  • Oil price rising fast, but Opec won’t increase production
    Oil topped $81 a barrel on Monday – its highest level in almost four years. Opec met to discuss production targets but decided not to increase output. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • Putting a microscope on SA’s economic travails – Charles Wait
    CAPE TOWN — If ever you wanted an economic lodestone to guide your thinking, then hang in with the read below. It’s a precise, painstakingly-built summary of what went wrong with our economy and what is desperately and speedily needed to reconstruct our fortunes and address the Gini-coefficient. Only a die-hard communist zealot bent on the suicidal Venezuelan-type model of revolutionary economic reform, will argue that capitalism is intrinsically devoid of ethics. Veteran economist, Professor Charles Wait, says it is part of the very DNA of pragmatic economics – and it takes no great study to realise that this is ... ...
  • Barrick/Randgold deal creates gold giant – The Wall Street Journal
    The $6 billion, all-share merger between Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources will create a global gold giant that will dominate the African gold industry. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?
    Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful ways of … Continue reading "All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?" The post All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq
    Coalition forces deny targeting militias. The post Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Offshore investing – weighing up feeder funds versus direct investment offshore
    *This content is sponsored by Investec Asset Management  By Paul Hutchinson*  Given the compelling reasons for investing offshore, a key question is how best to do so? To date, many investors have favoured rand-denominated feeder funds because of the perceived complexity of applying for tax and Reserve Bank clearance to invest offshore directly. However, for discretionary investors (as opposed to investing via a retirement fund or living annuity product wrapper) the tax consequences favour investing directly offshore, not via a rand-denominated feeder fund, with the obvious exception of tax-free savings accounts. This is because, when you disinvest from an offshore fund, ... ...
  • Judge Restores Grizzly Bears’ Protections As Endangered Species
    The ruling blocks planned hunting of grizzlies. Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn't use the best available science when it took them off the threatened-species list last year.(Image credit: Jim Urquhart/AP) ... ...
  • Putin-Nazi Paranoia
    They’re out there. Trump-loving, Assad-apologist, Putin-Nazi sleeper agents, posing as regular normal Americans. They could be anyone. They could be your neighbors, the guys in the copy room, your Uber drivers, even some of your Twitter followers. They’re sitting there, right now, glued to their televisions, waiting for Jewish Nazi law clerks to perform a series of secret hand signs, blinks, hiccups, sneezes, coughs, and almost undetectable, low-frequency flatulence that will signal the launch of the “Attack on America.” It could come at any moment now. Zina Bash is definitely one of them. Don’t let her Mexican-Jewish ancestry, or the ... ...
  • New Scrabble Dictionary For A New Generation
    Hasbro and Merriam-Webster have freshened the 70-year-old reference book by adding 300 new words to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. (Image credit: Stew Milne/AP) ... ...
  • 3D Gun Designer, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Minor, Freed On Bail
    Cody Wilson was arrested in a hotel in Taiwan on Friday and flown to Texas. He posted bail of $150,000. (Image credit: Eric Gay/AP) ... ...
  • Israel’s new Jewish Nation State law is a reaction to Palestinian demands for equality — Ben White
    Ben White is an outstanding journalist with a new book out. He gave a speech last week in Geneva at a UN Human Rights Council side-event on Israel’s new Nation State of the Jewish People law. He has put up a transcript of the speech on his Facebook page, and it strikes me as one of the most concise, lucid and insightful appraisals of the history, the meaning and the portent of this new law, which is central in its quasi-constitutional status as a ‘basic law’. Ben White: Israel presents itself to the world as a model liberal democracy, but ... ...
  • Turning Molehills into Mountains
    John Cheney-Lippold, told his student that he wouldn’t write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel. By Eve MykytynShareEarlier this month, University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold, told his student, Abigail Ingber, that he would not write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel.  In declining to write the recommendation, he wrote in part, “As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine.This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there.”This incident has, predictably, led to wild accusations of anti Semitism. First, it is worth noting that it is unlikely that ... ...
  • The case for a unified Palestinian protest movement
    The Arab Higher Monitoring Committee is calling for a general strike against recent Israel-U.S. attempts to further repress Palestinians. This is an opportunity to involve a younger generation of activists, and coordinate a joint struggle. By Rabee’ Eid Activists demonstrate against the Prawer Plan at Herod’s Gate in East Jerusalem, November 30, 2013. The Prawer Plan, if implemented, will displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel. (Photo: Activestills.org) Palestinians across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are banding together in a general strike on October 1, in protest of Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law and President Donald Trump’s “deal of the ... ...
  • I’d much prefer an honest Zionist to a ‘liberal’ one
    Yesterday the British Labour party tweeted a little animated message in which they argue that there are 80,000 homeless families in the UK and at the same time there are 174,000 ‘holiday’ homes sitting empty for most of the year. They propose that if a second home owner paid a small tax every year, it would generate £560 million per year that can get homeless families into permanent accommodation. The video concludes with the statement, “The homeless crisis shames us all. Together we can solve it.” Alongside many supportive comments (including my own) there were comments such as, “Further taxes ... ...
  • Palestinians were right to reject partition
    The Trump presidency has been very good for Israel. Settlement construction is booming, the annexation of occupied East Jerusalem has been legitimized, and even attempting to discuss Israel’s obligations under international law is met with extreme hostility. Although previous US administrations always provided cover for Israel, they still sometimes managed to slip in an ode to human rights and feigned ‘concern’ regarding Israel’s constant violation of international law. Naturally, this never really changed Israeli policy in any meaningful way. Even the Obama administration, which many absurdly labeled ‘antiIsrael,’ still managed to approve a whopping 38 billion dollar military aid package ... ...
  • Five Christian peace volunteers denied entry into Israel
    Within the span of 10 days in July 2018, three full-time Christian Peacemakers Team (CPT) workers were denied entry into Palestine by Israeli immigration officials. Carter, 24, from United States, asked the Israeli soldier who was questioning him at the border if he was a threat, as a CPTer who holds the Israeli military to account under international law and its own national laws. The Israeli sergeant stated that “CPT is a leech.” The soldier threatened that no CPTers will ever pass through Israeli immigration again and that CPT will die as an organization. After six hours at the Israeli ... ...
  • Ayatollah noori Hamedani: Ahvaz attack, terrorists’ declaration of weakness
    Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani, Iranian prominent Shia jurisprudent, has issued a message on Sunday to denounce the recent terrorist attack on military parade in the southern Province of Khouzestan calling that a proof for deficiency of terrorists and their masterminds, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA). ... ...
  • Takfiri terrorism jeopardizes whole region: Iran’s Shamkhani
    The Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that Takfiri terrorism has threatened the whole region significantly. ... ...
  • All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)
    There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria is on the brink of defeating the U.S.-backed opposition forces now corralled into Idlib Province. The successes of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have decisively stymied Washington’s 17-year-long year effort to dominate the Middle East through aggressive, illegal regime change operations justified by lies. Meanwhile the Sadrists in Iraq in alliance with the Iraqi Communist Party are steering an independent national path that includes cordial ties and security cooperation with Iran, Syria and Russia. The Bush/Cheney dream (of ... ...
  • Rocinha Favela and the Future of Urbanism
    During a recent tour in Brazil, I visited the Rocinha Favela in Rio de Janeiro. Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil and runs up a very steep hill near the centre of Rio. It is believed at least 70,000 people live in Rocinha (some estimates suggest more than double that number), living in houses made from concrete and brick. It is officially described as a neighbourhood and has very basic sanitation, plumbing and electricity. Rocinha also has shops, hairdressers, banks, art galleries and many other businesses. The word favela itself is derived from a skin-irritating plant of the spurge ... ...
  • Imam Khamenei: Perpetrators of Ahvaz terrorist attack funded by UAE, Saudi regimes
    A group of medal winners of the Islamic Republic of Iran's sports teams who participated in Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, met with Ayatollah Khamenei-- the Leader of the Islamic Revolution-- after performing the afternoon prayers, on Monday, September 24, 2018. ... ...
  • Assad, Putin discuss latest developments in Syria in phone call
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday discussed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call the latest developments in Syria and Idleb Agreement and means of implementing it. ... ...
  • My Condition
    While I did intend to write a column for today, I must admit that my present – temporar! – condition does now allow for it, and so I send you my regrets. I’m not really good for anything other than staying perfectly still on the living room couch while trying to read Tucker Carlson’s new … Continue reading "My Condition" The post My Condition appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Experts: Demanding Congress Authorize Wars Would Lead to Fewer Wars
    Congress must seize war-making authority back from the executive branch to reduce U.S. involvement in misguided wars around the world, two experts argued on Tuesday at an event hosted by the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy. Although Congress has the constitutional authority to authorize war, it has now become the norm to cede … Continue reading "Experts: Demanding Congress Authorize Wars Would Lead to Fewer Wars" The post Experts: Demanding Congress Authorize Wars Would Lead to Fewer Wars appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Russian Military Drill off the Coast of Syria
    The Russian army is performing a major military exercise off the coast of Syria. This is why air and maritime routes have been temporarily closed in this part of the Mediterranean. This Russian drill follows the destruction of a Russian plane during a joint British-French-Israeli attack on 17 September 2018. The target of this latter tri-state attack was located in the Syrian region of Latakia. Following this war game, Russia could propose to Syria, the adoption of new rules creating no (...) ... ...
  • ‘Criticizing the government nowadays makes you a traitor’
    Avi Katz, the cartoonist let go by ‘The Jerusalem Report’ over a caricature depicting Netanyahu and Likud lawmakers as characters from ‘Animal Farm,’ talks about what happened behind the scenes, why accusations of anti-Semitism are so off-base, and what the saga says about freedom of expression in Israel today. By Oren Persico Avi Katz’s cartoon depicting Netanyahu and Likud MKs as characters in George Orwells’ ‘Animal Farm, as published in ‘The Jerusalem Report’ on July 25, 2018. (Avi Katz) Avi Katz wasn’t even in Israel when the cartoon was published. He was in the United States, where he was born, ... ...

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  • South Africa:Ramaphosa Talks Trade and Peace in New York
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  • Uganda:I’m Not Eyeing Presidency for Now – Bobi Wine
    [Monitor] Kampala -Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, has dismissed talk that he harbours presidential ambitions. ... ...
  • Cameroon:Cosafa Women’s Cup – Cameroon Bags Silver
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon lost to South Africa 1-2 in the final of the tournament on Saturday September 22, 2018. ... ...
  • Africa:The Rarity of White African Politicians’ Involvement in African Politics
    [This is Africa] Southern Africa unlike other parts of the continent has had a number of White government officials in post-colonial Africa. With Zimbabwe recently appointing Kirsty Coventry as Youth, and Sports Minister, we take a look at the rarity of White African politicians in many countries. We ask: Why do White Africans seem to be on the periphery of the political sphere? ... ...
  • Health sector unions cautious over Ramaphosa stimulus package
    President Cyril Ramaphosa released details of his plan to revitalise the economy, part of that was to also fill over 2,000 critical medical posts. ... ...
  • [WATCH LIVE] Nugent inquiry into Sars resumes
    The Nugent Commission of Inquiry resumes for a third round of public hearings. ... ...
  • CT cops use stun grenades, water cannons to disperse anti-crime protesters
    Residents in areas including Kensington, Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis, Manenberg, Kraaifontein and Hanover Park have taken to the streets on Tuesday morning. ... ...
  • Bonginkosi Madikizela refuses to hand over devices as part of DA probe into leak
    DA’s Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says he's been asked to hand over his electronic devices as part of the probe, which he's refused to do. ... ...