2021-10-15: News Headlines

Matthew Stevenson (2021-10-15). Macedonian Ramble: the Ghost Train to Tirana. counterpunch.org This is the second part in a series about a journey across what used to be called Macedonia, which is now divided among Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. When not reading my fireside books, I was plotting my train journey for the next day by consulting an old Cook's Continental Timetable (if the trains

Jason Ditz (2021-10-15). With Nod to Military Action Against Iran, US Gives In to Israeli Pressure. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Tony Blinken "All options" was a catch-all term for the US in threatening anyone, but Israeli officials felt the US wasn't saying it nearly enough against Iran, presenting this as a split between Israel and the Democrats, a rift they no…

Bevan Ramsden (2021-10-15). Peace activists say 'No' to nuclear-powered submarines. greenleft.org.au Activists challenge the federal government's embrace of nuclear-submarine technology and the new AUKUS agreement. Bevan Ramsden reports.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses' one-hour wildcat strikes over pay and understaffing win support from dockers and scaffolders; public transport workers strike across France over pay, conditions and safety; Scottish railworkers continue Sunday stoppages over overtime rates while balloting over pay; South African metalworkers' indefinite national strike impacts auto manufacturing, while union prepares betrayal; Iranian sugar plant workers' strike at Haft Tappeh over pay arrears and privatisation enters week three…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Climate Change versus the Dangers of Nuclear War. "Three Minutes to Midnight" globalresearch.ca While a World War III scenario implying the preemptive use of nuclear weapons has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military planners are now involved in the formulation of concrete attack plans directed against Russia.

_____ (2021-10-14). French Finance Minister Issues Declaration Of Independence. popularresistance.org "Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says," is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are jvw's.) In fact, they amount to a Declaration of Independence of France and EU from the U.S. | It is not surprising that the differences relate to China after the brouhaha over the sale of U.S. nuclear submarines to Australia and the surprising (to the French) cancellation of contracts with France for submarines. Mr. LeMa…

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2021-10-14: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Climate Change versus the Dangers of Nuclear War. "Three Minutes to Midnight" globalresearch.ca While a World War III scenario implying the preemptive use of nuclear weapons has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military planners are now involved in the formulation of concrete attack plans directed against Russia.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-13). US, Iran Exchanging Glances. globalresearch.ca

scorinoco (2021-10-13). Iran Announces Strategic Alliance with Russia. orinocotribune.com The announcement came shortly after last week's meeting in Moscow between the foreign affairs ministers of the two countries. | On Monday, October 11, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Said Khatibzadeh stated that the Eastern axis has been defined among Iran, China, and Russia, and announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Russia. | This legal understanding comes more than half a year after Iran having concluded a similar agreement with China and in a context of rearrangements of regional alliances and announcements of new partnerships in different regions. | According to the Iranian official, in…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). US Supply Convoy Attacked On Iraq's Border With Kuwait. southfront.org File image. | On October 13, a convoy moving logistic supplies and vehicles for the US-led coalition came under attack in the southern Iraqi province of Basrah. | The supply convoy was targeted with an unidentified weapon, most likely an implosive explosive device, after it crossed the Jraischan border gate coming from Kuwait. | A pro-Iranian Iraqi group calling itself the "Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis Regiments" quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. | In a statement, the group, which emerged in September,…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State. peoplesdispatch.org All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development…

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-10-13). Irán reafirma compromiso para reactivar el Acuerdo Nuclear. telesurtv.net El canciller iraní aseveró que "en conversaciones futuras, nuestras acciones serán acordes con el nivel de las acciones de otras partes sobre el Acuerdo Nuclear".

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-13). Iran blasts Israel for disseminating false accusations. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Representative at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly blasted the Israeli regime for disseminating false and fabricated accusations against regional countries, particularly Iran.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-13). Afro-Indigenous People in Honduras Are Being Forcibly Displaced. Washington Is Complicit. libya360.wordpress.com Miriam Miranda Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in their homes. It's Washington that's making it difficult. On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, I want to tell you about my people, the Garifuna. We're an Afro-Indigenous people, descended from Arawaks and Africans. Our ancestral territory spans the Caribbean border of…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Azerbaijani president on Eurasian energy war, conflict with Iran, Israeli military in conquered Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President Ilham Aliyev has given an interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica Italy is one of the first countries involved in this work [in conquered Nagorno-Karabakh]. The first country is Turkey, the second is Italy. This is not accidental. It was our choice. I said that we will invite only companies from friendly countries …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Iranian Foreign Ministry says it has proof terrorists were transferred to Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Iran Says Has Documents on Transfer of Terrorists to Azerbaijan "Iran has even acquired [the audio files of] their conversations, and has them on its intelligence radar," said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a Tuesday interview with Iran's national radio. "We told the Azeri side that this is not acceptable, and their highest-ranking …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Iran Tested New Air-Defense Systems During Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400 Exercise (Photos, Videos). southfront.org File image. | Iran test-fired a number of domestically-made air-defense systems during the On October 13, Brig. Gen. Qader Rahimzadeh, commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, announced that the new Majid and Dezful air-defense systems had successfully destroyed their targets in the exercise. | One of the main objectives…

Miriam Miranda (2021-10-13). Indigenous Peoples, Like Mine, Are Fighting for Their Homelands. counterpunch.org On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, I want to tell you about my people, the Garifuna. We're an Afro-Indigenous people, descended from Arawaks and Africans. Our ancestral territory spans the Caribbean border of Central America. Latin American and Caribbean communities like ours are rarely noticed in U.S. media — except when we migrate. In summer 2021,

Thomas Knapp (2021-10-13). "No First Use": An Empty Gesture That Would Cost Nothing. counterpunch.org "Debate on 'no first use' of nukes mushrooms in Washington," Joe Gould reports at Defense News. "Five years after President Barack Obama turned back from declaring a 'no first use' as US policy for nuclear weapons," Gould writes, "opponents say the Biden administration is considering it too, and warn that it risks alienating allies." Is it

_____ (2021-10-13). Veering to the Abyss… U.S. and Allies Are Intellectually Comatose. strategic-culture.org We'll need something like the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 when the U.S. and Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear war in order to get peoples' heads screwed on straight, says Michael Brenner in an interview with SCF's Finian Cunningham. | In a stark assessment of U.S. international policy and that of its allies, Professor Michael Brenner says there is an abject failure of political leadership and strategic thinking. This is clearly seen with regard to Washington's persistent antagonism of China and its inability to conduct meaningful dialogue and diplomacy with Beijing for resolving major issues. That is als…

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