French Unions Strike Against Privatization of Electricity
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-19
More than a third of EDF's workforce in France was on strike on Thursday for the second day in a row in protest against a privatization plan, yet without affecting households, affirmed labor union leaders. | RELATED: | French Gov't Budget, Actions To Tackle Femicides Falls Short of Expectations | EDF workers are protesting plans steered by the French government to restructure and split the group in two, privatizing its nuclear power generation business set to one side. | The rest…
Spy vs Spy vs Spy: The Mysterious Mr. Smolenkov
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
A new spy story has been making the rounds in Washington, but this time it involved a brave Russian official who allegedly was allegedly recruited while in the Russian Embassy in Washington in 2007 and then worked secretly for the …
Disputing Trump Claims, Japan Says No Evidence Iran Was Behind Saudi Attack
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told reporters Wednesday that he has not seen any intelligence indicating Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, contradicting Saudi and Trump administration claims about the incident. | "We | …
Russiagate's last stand? #Resistance works itself up over whistleblower complaint on Trump's alleged 'favor to foreign leader'
rt.com | 2019-09-19
Just when you thought the Russiagate horse was well and truly dead, count on House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff to whip it back into life with another saucy tale of collusion, conspiracy and cover-up. | President Donald Trump's alleged "collusion" with Russia to swing the 2016 election has largely been absent from the news of late. After the Mueller Report cleared the president of wrongdoing, and after the damp squib that was Special Counsel Mueller's testimony before Congress in July, the story finally exited the news cycle. | Here comes Congressman Schiff (D-California), determined to breathe new life into…
Venezuela oil production continues decline as China cancels more shipments
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-09-19
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of U.S. sanctions as "unfair competition." | Source…
France rejects Edward Snowden's latest request for asylum
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-19
France's foreign minister has said "it's not the time" to grant a new asylum request from former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. | Snowden gained asylum in Russia after Barack Obama's adminstration revoked his passport — rendering him stateless — while he was travelling to Latin America in 2013. The revocation left him stranded in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Snowden was en route to seek asylum after leaking classified documents detailing government mass surveillance programmes. | Asking France again for asylum this week, he argued that "protecting whistleblowe…
Soviet Archaeology in Theory and Practice
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-19
A Review of Ancient Irrigation Systems of the Aral Sea Area: The History, Origin, and Development of Irrigated Agriculture by Boris V. Andrianov, and Soviet Archaeology: Schools, Trends, and History by Leo S. Klejn | Source…
Challenges and Opportunities toward Iran in the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-19
Negotiations for the Caspian Sea legal regime began almost immediately after the collapse of the former Soviet Union, but at the beginning of the process there were no negotiations on a single text. Prior to that, Iran and the Soviet Union used this sea commonly, though in practice the Soviet Union, by using its power …
Italian Politics: What Happened to Luigi Di Maio's Antinuclear Commitment?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Like all European environmental parties, without any exception, Luigi Di Maio's Five-Star Movement is deeply anti-nuclear. It campaigned vehemently on this theme. And like all European environmental parties, when they come to power, they defend NATO, its wars and …
Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
"Crazies" in Charge of America's "Nuclear Button": Trump's New (Acting) National Security Adviser Said Nuclear War with USSR Was Winnable
Nick Robins-Early | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
"Plus àßa change, plus c'est la même chose", | "The more things change, the more they stay the same", Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, (Les Guêpes, July 1848) | *** | President Donald Trump's acting national security adviser, former Reagan administration | …
'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear
rt.com | 2019-09-17
US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…
Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-16
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source…
Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The …
Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-15
The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…
Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
US conducts ground launch cruise missile test
Ian Gamble | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-02
On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.