2018-10-20: News Headlines

wsws (2018-10-20). Divisions erupt within Sri Lankan government. wsws.org Allegations that President Maithripala Sirisena told a cabinet meeting that "Indian intelligence" was planning to assassinate him, have brought deep rifts within the government to the surface.

INA (2018-10-19). Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies. imemc.org Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. | TRNN Video & Transcript: : | MARC STEINER:…

Patrick Martin (2018-10-19). The CIA Democrats: From the State Department to Capitol Hill. globalresearch.ca Read Part I and II here. | Candidates from a military-intelligence background are seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 40 percent of the congressional districts targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2018 elections. They make up the largest …

Paul Street (2018-10-19). "Male Energy," Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump. counterpunch.org Who needs dystopian political fiction in the age of the orange-tinted monstrosity that calls itself Donald Trump [1]? Two Thursdays ago, as news came in of fatalities and massive destruction caused by a record-setting hurricane that slammed into the Florida Panhandle and Georgia the previous night, cable news buzzed with the story of a strange soap opera that had just unfolded in the Oval Office. In a bizarre reality television episode from the White House, the mentally disturbed Kardashian family member/victim Kanye West gave Trump a model "iPlane," because, he said, "this is what our president should be flying…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-19). Dissident Saudi Academic Madawi Al-Rasheed on Khashoggi's Disappearance, U.S.-Saudi Relations & More. democracynow.org Evidence is mounting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a squad of 15 Saudi hit men shortly after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Four of the men implicated in Khashoggi's death are reportedly linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security detail. After weeks of defending Saudi Arabia, President Trump said Thursday that he believes Khashoggi is dead, and acknowledged allegations against the Saudis. W…

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

wsws (2018-10-19). Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International. wsws.org The meetings in December will enable workers, youth and professionals opposed to social inequality, authoritarianism and war to discuss the critical political lessons drawn by the Trotskyist movement during eight decades of struggle.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-19). Khashoggi's Murder and Saudi War Crimes in Yemen Were Facilitated by US. truthout.org The alleged torture, dismemberment and killing of Saudi citizen and US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul has triggered justifiable outrage throughout the United States and around the world. But amid the outcry over Khashoggi's death, many media and public figures still fail to acknowledge the war crimes Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen with US assistance. | Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, had written critically about the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Post…

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado (2018-10-18). Jair Bolsonaro Wants Brazilian Cops to Kill More. So Why Are Victims of Police Violence Voting for Him? theintercept.com Many young black and brown men from poor communities suffer at the hands of Brazilian police and support hard-line security policies at the same time.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-17). Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend. therealnews.com Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book "Strongmen," talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election

Shared by Taya GrahamStephen Janis (2018-10-17). Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed. therealnews.com Amid protest over a controversial policy that forces police brutality victims to remain silent, a top police spokesman says Baltimore's emphasis on law enforcement is a "recipe for failure."

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-17). Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend. therealnews.com Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book "Strongmen," talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-17). Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies. therealnews.com Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized

Jo-Marie Burt (2018-10-16). Bittersweet Justice in Guatemala. progressive.org A Guatemalan court found that the army committed genocide against the Maya Ixil, but at the same time acquitted the chief of military intelligence of wrongdoing.

Reese Erlich (2018-10-05). Foreign Correspondent: The Legacy of Philippine Opposition Leader Ninoy Aquino. progressive.org His murder set in motion the People's Power Revolution of 1986. He continues to impact contemporary Philippine politics, as seen in the election of right-wing authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte.

2018-10-20: Social Media Postees

Divisions erupt within Sri Lankan government
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-20
Allegations that President Maithripala Sirisena told a cabinet meeting that "Indian intelligence" was planning to assassinate him, have brought deep rifts within the government to the surface.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/20/bang…

The CIA Democrats: From the State Department to Capitol Hill
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
Read Part I and II here. | Candidates from a military-intelligence background are seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 40 percent of the congressional districts targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2018 elections. They make up the largest … | The post The CIA Democrats: From the State Depar…
globalresearch.ca/the-cia-democrats-from…

"Male Energy," Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-19
Who needs dystopian political fiction in the age of the orange-tinted monstrosity that calls itself Donald Trump [1]? Two Thursdays ago, as news came in of fatalities and massive destruction caused by a record-setting hurricane that slammed into the Florida Panhandle and Georgia the previous night, cable news buzzed with the story of a strange soap opera that had just unfolded in the Oval Office. In a bizarre reality television episode from the White House, the mentally disturbed Kardashian family member/victim Kanye West gave Trump a model "iPlane," because, he said, "this is what our president should be flying…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/19/male-energy-…

Dissident Saudi Academic Madawi Al-Rasheed on Khashoggi's Disappearance, U.S.-Saudi Relations & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-19
Evidence is mounting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a squad of 15 Saudi hit men shortly after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Four of the men implicated in Khashoggi's death are reportedly linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security detail. After weeks of defending Saudi Arabia, President Trump said Thursday that he believes Khashoggi is dead, and acknowledged allegations against the Saudis. W…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/19/dissiden…

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies
INA | imemc.org | 2018-10-19
Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. | TRNN Video & Transcript: : | MARC STEINER:…

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Khashoggi's Murder and Saudi War Crimes in Yemen Were Facilitated by US
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-19
The alleged torture, dismemberment and killing of Saudi citizen and US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul has triggered justifiable outrage throughout the United States and around the world. But amid the outcry over Khashoggi's death, many media and public figures still fail to acknowledge the war crimes Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen with US assistance. | Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, had written critically about the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Post…
truthout.org/articles/khashoggis-murder-…

Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Mil…
therealnews.com/stories/social-media-pur…

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
The meetings in December will enable workers, youth and professionals opposed to social inequality, authoritarianism and war to discuss the critical political lessons drawn by the Trotskyist movement during eight decades of struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/19/aunz…

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2) appeared…
therealnews.com/stories/facebook-erases-…

Jair Bolsonaro Wants Brazilian Cops to Kill More. So Why Are Victims of Police Violence Voting for Him?
Rosana Pinheiro-Machado | theintercept.com | 2018-10-18
Many young black and brown men from poor communities suffer at the hands of Brazilian police and support hard-line security policies at the same time. | The post Jair Bolsonaro Wants Brazilian Cops to Kill More. So Why Are Victims of Police Violence Voting for Him? appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/10/18/jair-bolsona…

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-17
Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book "Strongmen," talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election | The post Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/right-wing-autho…

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-17
Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized | The post Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/israeli-private-…

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed
Shared by Taya GrahamStephen Janis | therealnews.com | 2018-10-17
Amid protest over a controversial policy that forces police brutality victims to remain silent, a top police spokesman says Baltimore's emphasis on law enforcement is a "recipe for failure." | The post Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/departing-offici…

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend
Shared by Sharmini Peries | therealnews.com | 2018-10-17
Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book "Strongmen," talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election | The post Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/right-wing-autho…

Bittersweet Justice in Guatemala
Jo-Marie Burt | progressive.org | 2018-10-16
A Guatemalan court found that the army committed genocide against the Maya Ixil, but at the same time acquitted the chief of military intelligence of wrongdoing.
progressive.org/dispatches/court-deliver…

Foreign Correspondent: The Legacy of Philippine Opposition Leader Ninoy Aquino
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-10-05
His murder set in motion the People's Power Revolution of 1986. He continues to impact contemporary Philippine politics, as seen in the election of right-wing authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte.
progressive.org/dispatches/oreign-corres…