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Tehran: Missile Attack Targets Militants Behind Attack On Iranian Parade

on September 30, 2018

Iranian state media reports say Iran has launched several ballistic missiles at militants in Syria that Tehran blames for a recent attack on an Iranian military parade that killed at least 24 people and wounded more than 60. Iran’s Fars news agency reported on October 1 that several militants were killed by the Iranian missile […]

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Indian Troops Fire At Helicopter Of Pakistani-Administered Kashmir's Leader

on September 30, 2018

The head of the Pakistani-administered Kashmir region says Indian troops on September 30 shot at his helicopter from across the Line of Control that serves as a de facto border in the disputed region. Farooq Haider Khan, the prime minister of the Azad Kashmir region that is controlled by Pakistan, said in a statement: “The […]

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Dozens injured as Catalan separatists and regional police clash in Barcelona By Alejandro López 1 October 2018 On Saturday, ahead of today’s one-year anniversary of the Catalan independence referendum, dozens of demonstrators were injured and six were arrested in clashes with regional police in Barcelona. A year ago, Madrid deployed 16,000 police in a failed […]

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Protests hit mass detention of immigrant children in Texas tent camp By Bill Van Auken 1 October 2018 Scores of protesters gathered outside the Tornillo border crossing about 35 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas over the weekend to protest the mass incarceration of immigrant children there in a barren tent camp in the desert […]

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Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and become prominent within the movement for queer justice. Laura speaks with Imara Jones, a trans activist, former policymaker, and host of The Last Sip on Free Speech TV about her work to […]

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Malaysian economist Jomo argues that the central banks of the developed world created so much liquidity that flooded developing countries’ economies and now any financial hiccup could cause severe problems for these economies The post Will the Next Global Financial Crisis Begin in the Developing World? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Charting a Jagged Course through the Apocalypse

on September 30, 2018

If something cannot go on forever, it will stop — Economist Herbert Stein Those who live in the reaches of the Arctic Circle tend to convey the same humbling lesson: Mother Nature calls the shots and survival depends upon preparing for her mood swings. It’s an adage that will take on increasing relevance as history […]

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As Gaza’s economy collapses, so does any hope of peace

on September 30, 2018

The moment long feared is fast approaching in Gaza, according to a new report by the World Bank. After a decade-long Israeli blockade and a series of large-scale military assaults, the economy of the tiny coastal enclave is in “freefall”. At a meeting of international donors in New York on Thursday, coinciding with the annual […]

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California Becomes First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards

on September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of a series of laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end […]

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Posted by Danny Sjursen at 4:08pm, September 30, 2018.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Here’s a small recommendation, if you happen to be in New York City on October 9th. Don’t miss the third-annual Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth. It’s at 7:00 pm at the New School’s […]

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Demonstrators protest outside of Supreme Court after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was chosen by President Trump as his nominee for the high court. From FOX 45 DC twitter. The Kavanaugh confirmation process has been a missed opportunity for the United States to face up to many urgent issues on which the bi-partisans in Washington, DC are […]

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Iran Sentences Three To Death Over Alleged Corruption

on September 30, 2018

Special courts set up in Iran to deal with financial crimes have sentenced three people to death, local media reported, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and public outcry against corruption. Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, on September 30 said the three were sentenced after being convicted of “spreading corruption on […]

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