2018-09-30: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2018-09-30). The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War. indybay.org

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-30). Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls for Investigation of Democrats. alternet.org Lindsey Graham has uncovered the real villains in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | Lindsey Graham has dedicated himself to finding who he believes are the real villains uncovered during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings — the Democrats. On ABC news' "This Week," Graham continued his defiant res. . .

RT (2018-09-30). Maxine Waters rebuffs 'despicable' doxing claims, trolled for 'not having temperament' for office. rt.com Rep. Maxine Waters called the accusations that her office leaked Republican senators' private data "despicable lies," prompting comments that anger means guilt in apparent allusion to Democrats' reactions to Kavanaugh testimony.

RT (2018-09-30). ThinkProgress editor under fire after calling for Republicans to be confronted 'where they sleep'. rt.com The justice editor for left-wing opinion site ThinkProgress tweeted out a call to confront GOP lawmakers everywhere, including, apparently, in their homes. Commenters have pointed out all sorts of problems with that.

Shared by britney (2018-09-30). When Survivors Unite. truthout.org To anyone whose reflexive response is to disbelieve survivors and treat the multiple allegations about Brett Kavanaugh as "invalid" absent the type of normative evidence required in typical legal cases, it's important to clarify: The evidence is incomplete because Republicans have refused an impartial investigation. This parallels a legal system that fails to identify, prevent and redress the widespread sexual assault and mistreatment of women. We must account for that failure in parsing these events and allegations. | For decades, these systemic inequities have barred people from reporting assault and receiving…

Mehdi Hasan (2018-09-30). Pack the Supreme Court. theintercept.com Brett Kavanaugh moved one step closer to the United States Supreme Court on Friday. | Despite telling brazen lies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and despite Christine Blasey Ford's compelling testimony, Republicans on the committee voted in favor of advancing Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Se…

A Humane Congress (2018-09-30). Please Vote Out These Animal Abusing Senators and Reps in November Or Early Voting. indybay.org Fifty two GOP senators have records of voting for trophy hunters or in the case of Johnny Isakson for voting to criminalize animal rights videotaping of slaughterhouses 220 House Republicans voted to bring trophy hunters' aerial hunting into our national parks. Please vote them all out.

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-09-29). What We Know About Donald Trump's 2020 Opponent: Top Democrats Evaluate Their Bench. alternet.org Who will the Democrats nominate as their presidential candidate in 2020? | Any woman who throws her hat into the ring will certainly have an advantage, as opinion poll analysis site FiveThirtyEight pointed out in August, "all else being equal, being a woman has been worth an additional 10 percentage points over being a man in the open Democratic primaries w. . .

RT (2018-09-29). Judge rules Democrats can sue Trump for 'emoluments' over DC hotel. rt.com The 200 congressional Democrats have standing to sue US President Donald Trump over what they say are violations of the US Constitution's Emoluments Clause, a federal judge in Washington, DC has ruled.

wsws (2018-09-29). The political issues in the Senate hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. wsws.org The focus of the proceedings reflects the political priorities of the Democratic Party and the interests of the affluent social layers to which it is appealing.

Juan Cole, Informed Comment (2018-09-29). Lindsey Graham Consistently Disregards Violence Toward Women — And His State Is a Women's Murder Capital. alternet.org Graham's tone deafness to rape victims is nothing new. He has consistently voted against the Violence against Women Act. | Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it abundantly clear in the hearing on Thursday that he cares more about Republican Party control of the Supreme Court than about rape victims. He implied that the charges of sexual assault that have surfaced against Brett Kavanaugh are a Democratic Party plot. . .

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-09-29). With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes to Give Rich Another $3 Trillion in Tax Cuts. alternet.org "This is yet another shameful tax law that would swindle working families and siphon even more funding from the programs that help our communities thrive. " | With the nation's attention rightly transfixed by the Senate GOP's monstrous efforts to ram through a Supreme Court nominee who has been credibly accused by multiple women of sexual assault, House Republicans on Friday voted overwhelmingly to approve another wsws (2018-09-28). The Kavanaugh hearing: A spectacle of political filth and reaction. wsws.org The Democratic Party has decided to wage its opposition to the reactionary Supreme Court nominee on the most degraded and right-wing basis possible.

Julia Conley (2018-09-28). Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack On Iran Without Congressional Approval. iranian.com With National Security Adviser John Bolton threatening to "come after" Iran this week and President Donald Trump accusing the country of sowing "chaos, death, and destruction," Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) was joined Wednesday by several other members of the Democratic caucus in urging Congress to ensure that the U.S. avoids yet another prolonged war by […]

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-28). More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done? therealnews.com With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is "now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party." Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

Nick Pemberton (2018-09-28). The Blue Wave is Awash With Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org Americans across the country will be bracing for the coming Blue Wave; a self-induced disaster that will outpace even the climate change induced storms sweeping the country. The Blue Wave is inevitable as the inaction on climate change that will come with it. Democrats feel entitled to fill more seats with hot air now that More

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-28). More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done? therealnews.com With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is "now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party." Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-28). Brett Kavanaugh Barely Controls His Rage in Combative Testimony Denying Sexual Assault Allegations. democracynow.org Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday morning, saying with certainty that it was Kavanaugh who attempted to rape her when they were in high school in 1982. Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly denied Blasey Ford's allegations, denouncing her testimony with barely controlled rage and repeatedly choking up with tears in his eyes. He singled out Democrats on the committee and accused them of staging a "circus" aimed at derailing his confirmation. We feature an excerpt from Kavanaugh's opening statement.

Rob Urie (2018-09-28). Democratic Socialism and Political Power. counterpunch.org Occasionally a phrase supports a wide range of political posturing while bearing little determinable relationship to actionable politics. 'Income inequality' is one of these phrases. Few using it are communists, a politics that recognizes concentrated economic power as both cause and effect in the skewed distribution of income and wealth. More

RT (2018-09-28). Activists corner Sen. Flake, protest in Senate building ahead of Kavanaugh vote. rt.com As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats walked out of the hearing and hordes of protesters made one last gasp at disrupting the bitter confirmation process.

Ted Rall (2018-09-28). Why Do We Tolerate Kavanaugh's Complicity With Torture? counterpunch.org What is wrong with us? Specifically: what is wrong with liberal Democrats? Liberal Democrats are out to get Brett Kavanaugh. They are right to be; he is dangerous. Confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would lock in a right-wing majority for a generation. Abortion rights would be imperiled, true, but his rulings would also impact More

Doug Johnson (2018-09-28). Ten Items Corroborate Dr. Blasey Ford's Allegation Kavanaugh Tried to Rape Her. counterpunch.org Mark Judge is in hiding. Clearly for good reason. The last thing Kavanaugh and his allies want is for Judge to be cross-examined in public. Democratic Senators landed a few jabs on this, but did nothing to camp out here the way they should. Judge and Kavanaugh were clearly best friends and, try as they might to characterize his writings as fictional accounts, Judge has never ever presented them that way. More

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-28). 'A Conspiratorial Mindset': Conservative Writer Max Boot Demolishes Kavanaugh's 'Damning' Testimony Revealing His Naked Partisanship. alternet.org Sen. Lindsey Graham also displayed a conspiratorial flair. | Within the Republican pro-Trump bubble, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's emotional and overwrought testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27 is being hailed as the heartfelt outcry of a man who is being wrongly railroaded and slandered by Democratic Party partisans. But not everyone on the right sees it that way. And in a Washington Post commentary publis. . .

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-28). Bad News for Trump: An Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Him Just Had a Major Win. alternet.org Trump is accused by 200 members of Congress of illegally using his office to take gifts from foreign governments. | On Friday evening, just as he was dealing with a setback to his Supreme Court nomination, President Donald Trump got a fresh piece of unwelcome news. According to a Serge Halimi (2018-09-28). No Rules for the US Game. counterpunch.org The rest of the world is not yet through with US politics. Previous US mid-term elections have rarely been decisive, even when they overturned a majority in Congress. The 1994 Republican landslide principally destroyed leftwing Democrats' resistance to Bill Clinton's harsh penal policy and free trade strategy. In 2010 the Tea Party breakthrough paralysed Barack Obama, but at More

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington. mintpressnews.com Adelson's massive expenditures in federal elections this cycle are being made because he believes that Republican control of the House and the Senate is vital to maintaining right-wing and pro-Zionist policies and his influence in Washington and at the White House.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-28). Despite Gut-Wrenching Testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford, GOP Moves Forward with Vote on Kavanaugh. democracynow.org The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh after an extraordinary day of testimony from Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified she is "100 percent positive" that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in 1982. During the hearing, Kavanaugh said he was innocent, and claimed he was the victim of a left-wing plot of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons." We play Dr. Blasey Ford's full opening statement.

RT (2018-09-28). GOP senators' personal data flashed on Wikipedia, House inside job suspected. rt.com The home addresses of Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, all sitting on the Judiciary Committee, briefly appeared on Wikipedia. The edits were allegedly made from Capitol Hill.

Cesar Chelala (2018-09-28). Why do Republicans Hate Women? counterpunch.org If one follows the behavior of Republican law-makers over the last several years, a pattern soon emerges: most of their policies tend to limit women's rights, in an overt or clear way. And one cannot but wonder about what prompts this negative behavior. Are they, perhaps, unaware of it or, more pointedly, it reflects their More

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-28). The Downfall of a Reasonable Republican: Why Susan Collins' Senate Career Was Probably Just Dealt a Fatal Blow. alternet.org Here's what Kavanaugh's day of testimony means for the senator from Maine. | Sen. Susan Collins might very well remember Thursday, September 27, 2018 as the day in which the final nail was placed in the coffin of her career in the United States Senate. Collins' career in the Senate was in trouble long before September 27, when the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC in response to the sexual abuse allegations of 51-year-. . .

Whitney Webb (2018-09-28). Sheldon Adelson: Biggest Donor In All Of US Politics, Brings An Israel First Agenda To Washington. iranian.com Sheldon Adelson's massive expenditures in federal elections this cycle are being made because he believes that Republican control of the House and the Senate is vital to maintaining right-wing and pro-Zionist policies and his influence in Washington and at the White House. According to publicly available campaign finance data, Sheldon Adelson — the conservative, Zionist, […]

Democracy Now! (2018-09-28). Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: I Am 100% Certain Brett Kavanaugh Attempted to Rape Me in 1982. democracynow.org We feature excerpts from the questioning at Thursday's historic hearing, when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified she was "100 percent positive" that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in the summer of 1982 during Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, as both Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh faced hours of questioning. Not one of the 11 Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who are all white men, questioned Dr. Blasey Ford directly. Instead, they ceded their time to Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called a "female assistant." Mitchell…

RT (2018-09-27). Kavanaugh drama: New accusations and a support letter from classmates. rt.com Fresh sex assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has surfaced, as Democrats demand delaying his hearing in the Senate. At the same time, the White House has released a letter of support from his classmates.

James Carden (2018-09-27). Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen. thenation.com Centrist House Democrats Join the Progressive Movement to Stop the War on Yemen…

RT (2018-09-27). Mysterious envelope slip from Democrat to Ford's attorney caught on VIDEO at Kavanaugh hearings. rt.com A Democrat congresswoman was caught on video slipping an envelope to Christine Blasey Ford's attorney during a Senate hearing on accusations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, triggering a wave of speculation on its contents.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-27). "Con Game"? Trump Accuser Jessica Leeds Responds to His Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations. democracynow.org Ahead of today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Trump lashes out at the women who have accused him and his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying Democrats are running a "con game." We get response from Jessica Leeds, whom Trump referenced in comments Wednesday. She is one of 16 Trump accusers, who says he groped her in the first-class cabin of a commercial flight in 1979.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2018. democracynow.org Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to Testify at Historic Senate Hearing, Third Woman Publicly Accuses Judge Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct, President Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accusations as "Con Game", Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues Trump and Senate Leaders to Halt Kavanaugh Confirmation, Kavanaugh Friend Who Appeared in Ad Withdraws Support, Alyssa Milano Joins Sexual Assault Survivors in Capitol Hill Protest, Two Key Republican Women Senators Waver on Support for Kavanaugh, At U.N., Trump Accuses China of Election Meddling & Attacks Iran, Bolivian President Calls Out U.S. over Coups & Support for Dictators, Trum…

Jud Lounsbury (2018-09-27). 'Credit Card' Walker & 'Deadbeat' Kemp Get Righteous About Stacey Abrams's Finances. progressive.org The Republican Governors Association, under Wisconsin's Scott Walker's leadership, has run a number of hypocritical attack ads on the Georgian gubernatorial candidate.

Briahna Gray (2018-09-26). Democratic Socialist Nomiki Konst Announces Campaign for New York City Public Advocate. theintercept.com When New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won the Democratic primary to be the next state attorney general on September 13, it opened up the position of the city's top watchdog. It's a role that investigative reporter, activist, and organizer Nomiki Konst hopes to fill. | Konst has been engaged in politics since age 16, getting her start backing Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign in New York. She went on to serve as a national co-chair on Barack Obama's presidential re-electi…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-26). Headlines for September 26, 2018. democracynow.org Trump's Boasts Draw Laughter at United Nations General Assembly, Iran Rejects New Talks with U.S. Amid Trump Administration Threats, Senate Republicans Tap Female Prosecutor to Question Christine Blasey Ford, Amid New Allegations, Senate Won't Delay Kavanaugh Hearings, "Sexually Violent Predator" Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Protest, 174th Since March 30, World Bank Warns Gaza Economy Is "Collapsing" Under Israeli Blockade, Argentina: General Strike Targets IMF Loans, Austerity Measures, Federal Judge Restores Endangered Status to Grizzly Bears, Chicago Jurors Show…

RT (2018-09-26). Rand Paul wants to lift US travel bans on Russian lawmakers if Moscow reciprocates — report. rt.com Republican Senator Rand Paul will introduce an amendment that would lift existing US sanctions on members of Russia's Federal Assembly if Moscow agrees to nix its own sanctions targeting US lawmakers, according to the Daily Beast.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-25). Debate Recap: 2018 Maryland Governor's Race. therealnews.com Incumbent Republican Larry Hogan and Sanders-backed Democrat Ben Jealous square off in the only debate in the race for Maryland Governor

Shared by Jaisal Noor (2018-09-25). Debate Recap: 2018 Maryland Governor's Race. therealnews.com Incumbent Republican Larry Hogan and Sanders-backed Democrat Ben Jealous square off in the only debate in the race for Maryland Governor

RT (2018-09-25). 'Cut off that pesky penis of his': Satire and reality blur as Kavanaugh debacle drags on. rt.com Whether it's from late night comedians or Democrat politicians, hysteria around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations has climaxed and it's hard to tell what's real and what's satire anymore. |

RT (2018-09-25). Ted Cruz is like a 'serpent covered in vaseline' — NY Times columnist. rt.com New York Times columnist Bret Stephens has compared Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to a "serpent covered in vaseline" who would do anything to get elected. |

RT (2018-09-24). 'Man up and slit my throat': Pro-Trump actor Woods strikes back after Twitter ban. rt.com Conservative actor and Trump supporter James Woods has been banned from Twitter for sharing a meme trolling the Democrats. Woods hit back, accusing Twitter of being in the "censorship business." |

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-09-24). UK Labour Alarms Elites With Plan to Democratize Workplace, Public Ownership. therealnews.com The UK Labour Party has unveiled proposals for what it calls the "greatest extension of economic democratic rights that Britain has ever seen." The plan includes transferring a portion of company shares to workers and giving them a third of seats on company boards, and expanding public ownership of water and other utilities. We speak…

RT (2018-09-24). 2nd woman accuses Kavanaugh of sex abuse, urges FBI to probe 35yo 'drunken dorm party' incident. rt.com As the professor who accused the US Supreme Court nominee of sexual abuse is set to testify on her claims, Senate Democrats are investigating yet another "credible allegation" about Brett Kavanaugh's misconduct while in college.

RT (2018-09-24). Guilty until proven innocent? Dem senator won't say Kavanaugh should have 'presumption of innocence'. rt.com US Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono has refused to say that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should enjoy a presumption of innocence regarding recent sexual misconduct allegations, citing the judge's "credibility issues".

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-24). UK Labour Alarms Elites With Plan to Democratize Workplace, Public Ownership. therealnews.com The UK Labour Party has unveiled proposals for what it calls the "greatest extension of economic democratic rights that Britain has ever seen." The plan includes transferring a portion of company shares to workers and giving them a third of seats on company boards, and expanding public ownership of water and other utilities. We speak…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *