Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland!
Shut Down Nazi Metal | indybay.org | 2019-10-17
ALERT: Oakland venues Elbo Room and Oakland Metro are hosting a black metal festival with neo-Nazi ties called Never Surrender this weekend Oct 18 – 20. Never Surrender (formerly called Nuclear War Now Fest) is organized by labels known for distributing Nazi metal: Iron Bonehead Productions and Nuclear War Now! Productions. The lineup for Never Surrender includes bands known to have Nazi associations such as Black Witchery, Bone Awl, Volahn, and Blue Hummingbird On The Left. | More info: nsbmboneheads.wordpress.com/…
Don't Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat
Olivia Alperstein | commondreams.org | 2019-10-17
No nation on earth can afford the catastrophic regional and global consequences of any use of nuclear weapons. (Photo: A B53 nuclear bomb at the Pantex facility in Texas/NNSA/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nukebomb_0.jpeg …
Russia-Africa Summit: The Roadmap to Africa, Shift in Geopolitical Relations
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent warm greetings to African leaders, business people and participants early October, signaling that everything is set for the first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, southern coastal city of Russia. | The message reads, in part: | "Today, | …
Stuck in a Russiagate-collusion rut: Putin 'owns Doral' & other #Resistance pearls after G7 location announced
rt.com | 2019-10-17
Critics of US President Donald Trump went into full-on meltdown mode after the White House announced that the US will host next year's G7 summit at the Trump-owned Miami resort. | White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that the gathering of international leaders will be held at the Trump National Doral resort on June 10-12, which he said was "far and away the best place" to host the event. | Even before his press conference was done, Democrats waxed outraged about a potential conflict of interest, even calling for other countries to boycott the G7 if Trump went ahead with his venue…
Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria is GOOD
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-17
The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim "we have abandoned our allies". They question "how can America be trusted?" They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a "gift" to Russia, Iran, and Assad, even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism is failing. But that has been …
Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
Turkish forces invaded north-east Syria (NES) only when it had coordinated with the US to define the red line of the invasion. Moreover, both superpowers, the US and Russia, protected Turkey by blocking an EU-drafted UN resolution to halt the …
Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria Is Good
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim "we have abandoned our allies". They question "how can America be trusted?" They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a "gift" to Russia, Iran, and Assad…. even …
It's Curtains for US in Syria: Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks to Erdogan
M.K. Bhadrakumar | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-17
The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and the Assad regime. We have a complex scenario where on the one hand the Turkish …
How Turkey's Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Turkey's Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan's point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey's military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces.
What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.
Stop Press: The Queen's Screech: Britain, Spain and Other Illnesses
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-16
Anti monarchist Soviet poster: "Once and for all" There are some people — whereby I do not know how many — who recall the key elements of British colonial rule. I was fortunate enough not to live under it. My grandfather had no great admiration for the country where he was born, despite the almost …
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…
Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G — threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. …
Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-09
Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like.
Russian social media debate: clickbait or information warfare?
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-09
What is the Internet Research Agency, and are the claims of a Russian influence campaign against the U.S. well-founded? Aaron…
As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-08
Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.
As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object
Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-07
Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.
Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-26
US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.