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2019-10-18: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-18). No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike. rt.com A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight.

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-18). Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse. counterpunch.org It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…

Shut Down Nazi Metal (2019-10-18). Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland! indybay.org 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/

Olivia Alperstein (2019-10-18). Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat. counterpunch.org There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear More

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2019-10-17). It's Curtains for US in Syria: Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks to Erdogan. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

teleSUR (2019-10-17). US Carried Out Cyber Strike on Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack. telesurenglish.net The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | The officials, who spoke on anonymity, said the operation too…

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-17). Will Iran be the Next to Withdraw from Syria? globalresearch.ca The smoothness with which the US' "sudden" withdrawal played out and the Pentagon's decision not to militantly enforce the so-called "deconfliction line" along the Euphrates River after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) triumphantly crossed it en route to protecting their …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-17). Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Rick Sterling (2019-10-17). Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria is GOOD. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Rick Sterling (2019-10-17). Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria Is Good. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-16). Peter Santenello Interview — The Truth About Iran & Its Sharp Contrast With The MSM Narrative. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is a guest that I have been greatly looking forward to speaking with, an individual that continually takes on some of the most contentious topics in one of the most politically chaotic times in living memory, braves the unavoidable criticism that will always follow, and as I see it, seeks out the …

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-10-16). Google Helps Digitalize The Mayan World. telesurenglish.net Google has partnered with the British Museum and the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) to digitalize the ancient Mayan world and one of its main achievements is the reconstruction of a thousand year old Mayan staircase. | RELATED: | Achaemenid Tablets Returned to Iran from US | The new project, called 'Google Arts & Culture', aims to make the works of art of a number of associ…

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Coffee Planted by Farc Ex-Soldiers Receives International Award. telesurenglish.net Coffee beans produced by ex-militants of Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) in the mountains of Miranda and Toribío, in northern Cauca, were awarded the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award in New York, United States. | RELATED: | Colombia: Students Demand Duque Fulfill 2018 Agreements | This is Café La Esperanza, exported by the Ascafé company, and belongs to a project supported by the government of Cauca and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers. | The Caucasian c…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-12). Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Jason Ditz (2019-10-11). US to Send 3,000 Troops, Warplanes to Saudi Arabia to Confront Iran. theantimedia.com The US has announced that they will send 3,000 ground troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to "confront" Iran.

Staff (2019-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2019. democracynow.org Civilians Killed & Forced to Flee Turkish Military Offensive in Northern Syria, Two Associates of Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Arrested at Dulles Airport, Prince Estate Slams Trump for Using "Purple Rain" at Minneapolis Rally, "Trans Lives Matter": Activists Interrupt CNN Democratic Town Hall, Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize, Olga Tokarczuk & Peter Handke Win Nobel Prize for Literature, Iranian Oil Tanker Struck in Red Sea, Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests, News Outlet Splinter Shutting Down, Asylum Seekers Protest "Remain in Mexico" Policy on Brownsville Bridge, Gymnast Sim…

Middle East Eye (2019-10-08). As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object. theantimedia.com Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-23). Iran Narrative Implodes, Saudis Bomb Yemen In Retaliation, MSM Silent, & US Sanctions Venezuela Food. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-19). Saudi/Pompeo Iran "Proof" Just More Deception & Israel Bombed Syria Twice In 24 hrs, No One Cared. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-17). Trump Backs Down, Walks Back "Locked & Loaded" After Iran Narrative Crumbles & Pompeo Should Go Next. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-15). Houthis Bomb Major Saudi Oil Facility, Pompeo Blames Iran & Assange To Remain Jailed AFTER Sentence. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

2019-10-18: Social Media Postees

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Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat
Olivia Alperstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/nuclear-weapons-are-an-existential-threat/

Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland!
Shut Down Nazi Metal | indybay.org | 2019-10-18
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/
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/17/18827359.php

No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike
rt.com | 2019-10-18
A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight. | …
rt.com/usa/471182-bird-strike-grounds-doomsday-plane/

Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/trump-as-the-anti-war-president-on-misinformation-in-american-political-discourse/

US Carried Out Cyber Strike on Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-17
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | The officials, who spoke on anonymity, said the operation too…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Carried-Out-Cyber-Strike-on-Iran-in-Wake-of-Saudi-Oil-Attack-20191017-0018.html

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
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/17/dont-forget-nuclear-weapons-are-existential-threat?cd-origin=rss

Will Iran be the Next to Withdraw from Syria?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
The smoothness with which the US' "sudden" withdrawal played out and the Pentagon's decision not to militantly enforce the so-called "deconfliction line" along the Euphrates River after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) triumphantly crossed it en route to protecting their …
globalresearch.ca/will-iran-next-withdraw-syria/5692235

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/why-withdrawing-us-troops-from-northern-syria-is-good/

Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/iran-has-evidence-us-israel-saudis-attacked-tanker-why-the-kurds-in-syria-are-just-terrorists/

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 …
globalresearch.ca/withdrawing-us-troops-northern-syria-good/5692249

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/its-curtains-for-us-in-syria-russia-iran-owe-big-thanks-to-erdogan/

Coffee Planted by Farc Ex-Soldiers Receives International Award
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Coffee beans produced by ex-militants of Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) in the mountains of Miranda and Toribío, in northern Cauca, were awarded the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award in New York, United States. | RELATED: | Colombia: Students Demand Duque Fulfill 2018 Agreements | This is Café La Esperanza, exported by the Ascafé company, and belongs to a project supported by the government of Cauca and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers. | The Caucasian c…
telesurenglish.net/news/coffee-planted-by-farc-ex-soldiers-receives-international-award-20191016-0027.html

Google Helps Digitalize The Mayan World
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Google has partnered with the British Museum and the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) to digitalize the ancient Mayan world and one of its main achievements is the reconstruction of a thousand year old Mayan staircase. | RELATED: | Achaemenid Tablets Returned to Iran from US | The new project, called 'Google Arts & Culture', aims to make the works of art of a number of associ…
telesurenglish.net/news/google-helps-digitalize-the-mayan-world-20191016-0026.html

Peter Santenello Interview — The Truth About Iran & Its Sharp Contrast With The MSM Narrative
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-16
Joining me today is a guest that I have been greatly looking forward to speaking with, an individual that continually takes on some of the most contentious topics in one of the most politically chaotic times in living memory, braves the unavoidable criticism that will always follow, and as I see it, seeks out the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/peter-santenello-interview-truth-about-iran-sharp-contrast-msm-narrative/

Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkey-attacks-us-troops-iran-tanker-bombed-no-one-cares-cia-whistleblower-terrorism-vaccine/

US to Send 3,000 Troops, Warplanes to Saudi Arabia to Confront Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
The US has announced that they will send 3,000 ground troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to "confront" Iran.

US to Send 3,000 Troops, Warplanes to Saudi Arabia to Confront Iran

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

Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …
peaceaction.org/2019/09/25/take-action-to-avoid-war-with-iran/

Iran Narrative Implodes, Saudis Bomb Yemen In Retaliation, MSM Silent, & US Sanctions Venezuela Food
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-23
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/iran-narrative-implodes-saudis-bomb-yemen-in-retaliation-msm-silent-us-sanctions-venezuela-food/

Saudi/Pompeo Iran "Proof" Just More Deception & Israel Bombed Syria Twice In 24 hrs, No One Cared
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-19
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/saudi-pompeo-iran-proof-just-more-deception-israel-bombed-syria-twice-24-hrs-no-one-cared/

Trump Backs Down, Walks Back "Locked & Loaded" After Iran Narrative Crumbles & Pompeo Should Go Next
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/trump-backs-down-walks-back-locked-loaded-after-iran-narrative-crumbles-pompeo-should-go-next/