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November 16/17, 2018

The world is full enough of hurts and mischance’s without wars to multiply them. » — J.R.R. Tolkien (The Return of the King)

« The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace. » — Jennifer James

« Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That’s why we want to be considerate of every man–Who knows what’s in him, why he was born and what he can do? »– Maxim Gorky (The Lower Depths)

« He who dares not offend cannot be honest » – Thomas Paine

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Peace and Joy – Tom Feeley
Op-Ed

U.S. Optimistic It Will Soon Prosecute WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

By Aruna Viswanatha & Ryan Dube
The Trump regime is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50615.htm
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Trump Quietly Orders Elimination of Assange

By Eric Zuesse
Because of the system under which we live, a 100% commitment to truth is now a clear pathway to oblivion. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50620.htm
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US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis

By Finian Cunningham
The question is: why the sudden effort by Washington and London, as well as Paris, to call for a ceasefire and follow-on political talks? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50618.htm
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The Twisted Logic of the Jewish ‘Historic Right’ to Israel

By Shlomo Sand
The Jews never existed as a ‘people’ – still less as a nation. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50621.htm
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China: A New Philosophy of Economics By Peter Koenig
China’s outlook at home and abroad is nothing less than spectacular. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50619.htm
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UN Condemns UK government’s ‘Mean-spirited and Callous Approach’ to Poorest, in Damning Report

By May Bulman
‘I have spoken with people who depend on food banks and charities for their next meal, who have sold sex for money or shelter,’ says UN special rapporteur. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50617.htm
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Thanking Vets For Their « Service » – Why?

By The Saker
Let’s begin by getting myth #1 out of the way: the notion that US Americans don’t like wars. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50622.htm
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The Reclamation of George W. Bush Is an American Tragedy

By Maj. Danny Sjursen
Bush, led the U.S. military into two ill-advised perpetual wars, one of which was objectively illegal and immoral. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50616.htm

Hard News

U.S.kills at least 105 civilians in 7 days in Syria :
A total of 80 children and women were among those killed by the intense U.S.-led airstrikes
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/16/c_137609656.htm

Rebels attack Syrian positions in demilitarized zone, 9 soldiers killed
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/16/c_137612147.htm

10 civilians killed in Syria: 10 civilians were killed, including 4 women, at the hands of International Coalition forces, on Thursday
http://sn4hr.org/sites/news/2018/11/16/november-15-2018-10-civilians-killed-syria/

UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly in favor of resolution affirming Syria’s sovereignty over occupied Golan
https://sana.sy/en/?p=151258

Iraqi forces kill over 20 Islamic State militants in Nineveh
https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-forces-kill-over-20-islamic-state-militants-in-nineveh/

Iraqi security apprehend 14 Islamic State militants in Nineveh
https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-security-apprehend-14-islamic-state-militants-in-nineveh/

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 Civilians in the Duhok province of Kurdistan
http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/480449

Planning of Khashoggi’s ‘execution’ caught on audio, Turkish reporter claims
https://www.rt.com/news/444206-khashoggi-turkey-audio-saudi/

To ease Turkish pressure on Saudis over killing, White House weighs expelling Erdogan foe
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/white-house-weighs-booting-erdogan-foe-u-s-appease-turkey-n933996

Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Get Away With Killing U.S. Resident
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/khashoggi-turkey-trump-gulen-erdogan-saudi-arabia.html

Pentagon report on Turkey’s F-35 program delivered to Congress:
Turkey’s planned purchase of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system has raised concerns in the West, since it could be used to give Moscow deep insight into the vulnerabilities of the most advanced U.S. warplane
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa-lockheed/pentagon-report-on-turkeys-f-35-program-delivered-to-congress-idUKKCN1NK33T

Turkish Court Sentences Journalist to 19 Years Jail Over Gulen Links
https://www.voanews.com/a/turkish-court-sentences-journalist-to-19-years-jail-over-gulen-links/4658764.html
Turkish police detain 13 academics, activists in raids
http://www.startribune.com/turkish-police-detain-12-academics-activists-in-raids/500662542/

‘A price needs to be paid’: US Senate bill targets Saudi Arabia:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/senate-bill-targets-saudi-arabia-khashoggi-murder-yemen-181115190143285.html

Saudi Arabia is slashing oil shipments to US, a tactic that boosts prices and may rile Trump
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/16/saudi-arabia-cuts-oil-shipments-to-us-in-likely-bid-to-boost-prices.html

Watch: The Invention of the Land of Israel – Shlomo Sand

AFRICA

Thirty-seven killed after C.Africa clashes: UN
https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/thirty-seven-dead-after-c-africa-clashes-un/

7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DRC
https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/1-tanzanian-7-malawian-soldiers-killed-in-eastern-drc-20181116

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base
https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/three-nigerian-soldiers-killed-in-boko-haram-attack-on-military-base-20181115

2 Navy SEALs, 2 Marines Charged with Murder of Green Beret In Mali
https://news.usni.org/2018/11/15/2-navy-seals-2-marines-charged-murder-green-beret

How Deep Libya Misses Qaddafi?:
Qadaffi is the only African leader able to build his country in the standard or even better than Europe and America
https://www.modernghana.com/news/897930/how-deep-libya-misses-qaddafi.html

EUROPE

Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal

Assange lawyer: US indictment would threaten press freedom
https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/assange-lawyer-us-indictment-would-threaten-press-freedom-doc-1av9yo3

Prosecutors accidentally reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/11/16/prosecutors-accidentally-reveal-that-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-has-been-charged

Donate: Please donate to the WikiLeaks official Legal Defence Fund
https://www.iamwikileaks.org/donate/

Glenn Greenwald: As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
https://theintercept.com/2018/11/16/as-the-obama-doj-concluded-prosecution-of-julian-assange-for-publishing-documents-poses-grave-threats-to-press-freedom/

5 times Trump praised WikiLeaks during his 2016 election campaign
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wikileaks-campaign-speeches-julian-assange-2017-11

Antisemitism? Dump the Guardian!
A list of over one hundred Guardian articles to give you an idea of just how dedicated the paper has been in spreading these spurious charges of antisemitism.
https://theguardian.fivefilters.org/antisemitism/

UK austerity has inflicted ‘great misery’ on citizens, UN says
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

Poverty causing ‘misery’ in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46236642

‘Germany can’t accept being treated like an occupied country’ – Former Chancellor Schroeder
https://www.rt.com/news/444207-germany-occupied-by-america/

Putin: Russia Ready to Expand Cooperation With China:
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Putin-Russia-Ready-to-Expand-Cooperation-With-China-20181116-0002.html

ASIA

Afghanistan: 35 security personnel killed in Taliban attack
https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/afghanistan-35-security-personnel-killed-in-taliban-attack-118111501372_1.html

North Korea tests new ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’
https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/north-korea-tests-new-ultramodern-tactical-weapon-doc-1av86m6

How ‘The New York Times’ Deceived the Public on North Korea
https://www.thenation.com/article/how-the-new-york-times-deceived-the-public-on-north-korea/

Singapore PM Says Asean May Need to Choose Between U.S. and China
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-15/singapore-fears-asean-may-need-to-choose-between-u-s-china

AMERICAS

El Salvador: Highest Rates of Murdered Women in Latin America
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/El-Salvador-Highest-Rates-of-Murdered-Women-in-Latin-America-20181115-0036.html

Venezuelan Gov’t Delivers 2.3 M Houses Despite Economic War:
President Nicolas Maduro said in 2019 the government will deliver 700,000 more housing units, fulfilling the goal of 3 million.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Govt-Delivers-2.3-M-Houses-Despite-Economic-War-20181116-0009.html

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/11/15/lt-migrant-caravan-22/

A fourth wave of Central Americans arrive, and Tijuana steps up
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-caravan-shelter-20181115-story.html

63 killed, over 600 missing in Northern California’s wildfire
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/16/c_137611142.htm

Meet the Prisoners Making $1 an Hour to Fight California’s Wildfires
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/11/16/as_camp_fire_death_toll_rises?

Kansas City officials poured bleach on food meant for people who are homeless, rather than let a community org serve food without a permit

Trump ordered to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46240975

Trump just indicated he installed Matthew Whitaker to kill the Russia probe
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-installed-matthew-whitaker-to-kill-russia-probe-obstruction-of-justice-2018-11

Solzhenitsyn’s Famous Harvard Speech Predicted Complete Collapse of American Society

Ohio lawmakers approve 6-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban, poised to challenge Roe v. Wade
https://thinkprogress.org/ohio-lawmakers-approve-6-week-heartbeat-abortion-ban-poised-to-challenge-roe-v-wade-75efffc9fd7d/

House Ethics Committee issues formal sanctions over sexual misconduct-related claims against 2 lawmakers
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/house-ethics-committee-issues-formal-sanctions-over-sexual-misconduct-related

Peace and Joy

Tom Feeley
Cost Of War

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq « 1,455,590 »

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan :
3,430

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

$4,667,289,070,190
https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/?
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