2018-11-14: News Headlines

Staff (2018-11-14). The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen. truthdig.com The United States wages a drone war in Yemen, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch there. And the 16-year campaign has had a concealed cost: civilian lives.

Jason Ditz (2018-11-14). House Leadership Aims to Stop Debate on US Involvement in Yemen War. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, a measure is being advanced at the behest of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) aiming to derail House Continuing Resolution 138, a War Powers Act challenge which would force an end to the US military involvement in the Saudi-led War in Yemen. Under the War Powers Act, any individual lawmaker is intended to …

Andrew Fan (2018-11-14). Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Long Record of Justifying Police Misconduct and Shootings. theintercept.com Chicago detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head late on a warm night in March 2012. Servin was an off-duty detective, a 20-year Chicago police veteran who lived on the block of the shooting, just off Douglas Park on the city's West Side. Boyd was a 22-year-old African-American woman hanging out in the park with some friends. She was unarmed. | As police converged on the scene, Servin told his fellow officers that he had asked Boyd and her friends to quiet down as he drove out of the alley next to his house. According to Servin, a man in the group, Antonio Cross, responded by pointing a gun…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-11-14). Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade. mintpressnews.com Houthi fighters, together with local volunteer fighters, have turned the tides in Hodeida in recent days, absorbing the Saudi blitzkrieg and restoring many of the Saudi-taken areas to local control.

Norwegian Refugee Council (2018-11-13). The Dramatic Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen: Relentless Air Strikes, The Suffering of Millions. globalresearch.ca Quote from Mohamed Abdi, NRC's country director in Yemen: | "Hodeidah is at risk of being obliterated. We warned the international community that an offensive on the city was coming, and it has. We warned that the violence would see another …

Jim Miles (2018-11-13). Canada's "Sunny Ways": "It's About Business and Politics", Cancelling Weapons Contracts with Saudi Arabia? Job Losses vs. Yemeni Deaths. globalresearch.ca Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who declared "sunny ways" were back after the last election, continues to waffle on what is to be done about the Khashoggi killing in Turkey by the Saudi Arabians. The problem is being "investigated" and …

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2018-11-13). Deaths from the War on Yemen Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1. mintpressnews.com No effort to count the dead by reviewing media reports, hospital records, and other "passive" sources, no matter how thoroughly, can ever fully count the dead amid the widespread violence and chaos of a country ravaged by war.

RT (2018-11-13). US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted. rt.com The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI's annual Hate Crimes Statistics report.

Fight Back (2018-11-13). White cop kills Black security guard in Chicago suburb. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Black Community leader Frank Chapman condemned the November 12 killing of an African American security guard, Jemel Roberson, by a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department in the Chicago suburb of Robbins. | "Every city in the U.S. where Black people live has the same crisis of police accountability. Until Black people have the power to determine who polices them and how they are policed, cops will brutalize, torture and murder us with impunity," said Chapman, of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | When he was killed by the police officer, Robers…

Patrick Bond (2018-11-13). Mining Conflicts Multiply, as Critics of 'Extractivism' Gather in Johannesburg. counterpunch.org The World Social Forum's 'Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivism' convenes from November 12-15 here in Johannesburg, just after the Southern Africa People's Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. In between, at the notorious 2012 massacre site on the platinum belt to the west, there's a launch of a new book — Business as Usual after Marikana— More

kathy_f (2018-11-13). Call to unite against racism. greenleft.org.au About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne's African community by politicians and the media. | Praise and Shema, two high school students from the Liberian and Sudanese communities, addressed the rally. They called for an end to media attacks on the African community. | Islamic Council of Victoria's Adel Salman told the rally that the media needs a code of ethics and to stop promoting hate speech. | Taqi Azra, a Hazara refugee and National Union of Workers organiser, said: "They are trying to divide us. L…

Ed Meek (2018-11-13). The Kavanaugh Hearings: Text and Subtext. counterpunch.org When OJ was acquitted the reactions of white Americans and black Americans illustrated how divergent our world views were. White America was appalled that someone who seemed so obviously to be guilty had gotten off, where black America saw an African-American finally beating a justice system that was rigged against them. The Kavanaugh hearings provided More

Ron Paul (2018-11-13). President Trump's Iran Policy — Is It 'Normal'? iranian.com It's not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a "liberation." The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a "humanitarian intervention." And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking […]

Rep. Ron Paul (2018-11-13). President Trump's Iran Policy – Is It 'Normal'? "The Lengths to which the Neocons are Willing to go to get their "Regime Change" in Iran" globalresearch.ca It's not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a "liberation." The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a "humanitarian intervention." And so on. | So, …

INA (2018-11-13). Resistance in Gaza Announce Egyptian-brokered Ceasefire. imemc.org Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, on Tuesday, following two days of Israeli shelling of the Strip, said WAFA sources. A ceasefire deal was allegedly reached following intensive efforts exerted by the Egyptian side. Israeli media sources also reported late Tuesday that a …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-12). Yemeni War Deaths Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1. consortiumnews.com Civilian casualties in the three-year horror in Yemen has been vastly underestimated by mainstream organizations, reports Nicolas Davies. Total Deaths in Yemen Top More Than 100,000 By Nicolas J. S. Davies An NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in… Read more →

Jason Ditz (2018-11-11). US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the country, has come to an end over the weekend. US and Saudi officials both confirmed this program has halted. US officials offered few specifics on the decision, but Saudi state media claimed that they …

Alex Emmons (2018-11-10). The U.S. Will Stop Refueling Saudi-Led Coalition Jets in Yemen, but Progressives in Congress Want More. theintercept.com Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., told The Intercept that he was "cautiously optimistic" about the news, but wants to ensure that the Trump administration follows through.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-09). Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib & Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Condemn Saudi Cruelty in Yemen. democracynow.org We turn now to the crisis in Yemen, where the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has drastically escalated its assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The Guardian reports there have been at least 200 airstrikes in the past week, killing at least 150 people. One Saudi airstrike destroyed a home in Hodeidah, killing a father and his five children. The increased fighting comes as calls grow for a ceasefire to the 3-year war, which has devastated Yemen. On Thursday, a group of Yemeni and international organizations called for "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, warning that 14 million people were now "

Fred_F (2018-11-09). Western Sahara: 43 years of Moroccan occupation. greenleft.org.au November 6 marked 43 years of Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara, which has forced the Saharawis to continue living in precarious conditions in the desert. | On that day in 1975, a mass demonstration was held by the Moroccan regime to force Spain to hand over the disputed province of Spanish Sahara to Morocco. During the infamous "Green March", 350,000 Moroccans crossed into the West Sahara. The civilian invasion was reinforced with an escort of 20,000 Moroccan soldiers. | But a year earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected Morocco's claim over sovereign Sahara. Ignoring the ICJ's r…

Fred_F (2018-11-09). Israeli repression fails to stop Palestinians marching. greenleft.org.au As Palestine's national day on November 15 and the 34th consecutive Friday of the Great March of Return set for the next day approach, Palestinians in Gaza look set to be handed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal. Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, meanwhile, look set to face the death penalty if they are convicted of "terrorism". | The Great March of Return, in which Gazans march every Friday to demand the right of return to the lands they were expelled from, has been notable for the

Democracy Now! (2018-11-07). Carol Anderson: Massive Voter Suppression Could Be Deciding Factor in Georgia Governor's Race. democracynow.org Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is holding a slim lead over Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race to be governor of Georgia. Abrams is vying to be the first black woman governor in U.S. history. Despite Kemp's slight lead, Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted. Kemp is currently at 50.5 percent. If he dips below 50 percent, the race will go to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian Kemp. We speak with Carol Anderson, chair of the African American Studies Department at Emory University and…

Regan Farley (2018-11-07). NAACP STATEMENT ON JEFF SESSIONS RESIGNATION. naacp.org "U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation might be a welcomed reprieve from his jurisdiction over the justice department. His odious record has done little to impact the civil liberties of African Americans, confirming our deepest concerns when it comes to criminal justice and equal rights. However, given the administration's track record on appointing problematic people […]

Reese Erlich (2018-11-02). Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War. progressive.org Khashoggi's death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump's policies that support the war.

Ben Norton (2018-10-26). Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb. grayzoneproject.com Saudi Arabia attacked Yemenis in Hodeidah with a laser-guided bomb made by US military contractor Raytheon, as a civilian is…

2018-11-14: Social Media Postees

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Long Record of Justifying Police Misconduct and Shootings
Andrew Fan | theintercept.com | 2018-11-14
Chicago detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head late on a warm night in March 2012. Servin was an off-duty detective, a 20-year Chicago police veteran who lived on the block of the shooting, just off Douglas Park on the city's West Side. Boyd was a 22-year-old African-American woman hanging out in the park with some friends. She was unarmed. | As police converged on the scene, Servin told his fellow officers that he had asked Boyd and her friends to quiet down as he drove out of the alley next to his house. According to Servin, a man in the group, Antonio Cross, responded by pointing a gun…
theintercept.com/2018/11/14/chicago-poli…

House Leadership Aims to Stop Debate on US Involvement in Yemen War
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-14
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, a measure is being advanced at the behest of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) aiming to derail House Continuing Resolution 138, a War Powers Act challenge which would force an end to the US military involvement in the Saudi-led War in Yemen. Under the War Powers Act, any individual lawmaker is intended to …

House Leadership Aims to Stop Debate on US Involvement in Yemen War

The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-14
The United States wages a drone war in Yemen, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch there. And the 16-year campaign has had a concealed cost: civilian lives. | The post The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/the-hidden-toll-of…

Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-14
Houthi fighters, together with local volunteer fighters, have turned the tides in Hodeida in recent days, absorbing the Saudi blitzkrieg and restoring many of the Saudi-taken areas to local control. | The post Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/report-from-the-battle…

The Dramatic Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen: Relentless Air Strikes, The Suffering of Millions
Norwegian Refugee Council | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-13
Quote from Mohamed Abdi, NRC's country director in Yemen: | "Hodeidah is at risk of being obliterated. We warned the international community that an offensive on the city was coming, and it has. We warned that the violence would see another … | The post The Dramatic Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen: Relentless Air Strikes, The Suffering of Millions appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-dramatic-situation…

Deaths from the War on Yemen Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1
Nicolas J.S. Davies | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-13
No effort to count the dead by reviewing media reports, hospital records, and other "passive" sources, no matter how thoroughly, can ever fully count the dead amid the widespread violence and chaos of a country ravaged by war. | The post Deaths from the War on Yemen Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1 appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/deaths-from-the-war-on…

Canada's "Sunny Ways": "It's About Business and Politics", Cancelling Weapons Contracts with Saudi Arabia? Job Losses vs. Yemeni Deaths
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-13
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who declared "sunny ways" were back after the last election, continues to waffle on what is to be done about the Khashoggi killing in Turkey by the Saudi Arabians. The problem is being "investigated" and … | The post Canada's "Sunny Ways": "It's About Business and Politics", Cancelling Weapons Contracts with Saudi Arabia? Job Losses vs. Yemeni Deaths appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/canadas-sunny-ways-600…

Mining Conflicts Multiply, as Critics of 'Extractivism' Gather in Johannesburg
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-13
The World Social Forum's 'Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivism' convenes from November 12-15 here in Johannesburg, just after the Southern Africa People's Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. In between, at the notorious 2012 massacre site on the platinum belt to the west, there's a launch of a new book — Business as Usual after Marikana–…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/13/mining-confl…

US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-13
The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI's annual Hate Crimes Statistics report. | …
rt.com/usa/443888-us-surge-hate-crimes/

The Kavanaugh Hearings: Text and Subtext
Ed Meek | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-13
When OJ was acquitted the reactions of white Americans and black Americans illustrated how divergent our world views were. White America was appalled that someone who seemed so obviously to be guilty had gotten off, where black America saw an African-American finally beating a justice system that was rigged against them. The Kavanaugh hearings provided…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/13/the-kavanaug…

Call to unite against racism
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-13
About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne's African community by politicians and the media. | Praise and Shema, two high school students from the Liberian and Sudanese communities, addressed the rally. They called for an end to media attacks on the African community. | Islamic Council of Victoria's Adel Salman told the rally that the media needs a code of ethics and to stop promoting hate speech. | Taqi Azra, a Hazara refugee and National Union of Workers organiser, said: "They are trying to divide us. L…
greenleft.org.au/content/call-unite-against-racism

White cop kills Black security guard in Chicago suburb
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-13
Chicago, IL — Black Community leader Frank Chapman condemned the November 12 killing of an African American security guard, Jemel Roberson, by a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department in the Chicago suburb of Robbins. | "Every city in the U.S. where Black people live has the same crisis of police accountability. Until Black people have the power to determine who polices them and how they are policed, cops will brutalize, torture and murder us with impunity," said Chapman, of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | When he was killed by the police officer, Robers…
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/11/13/white-c…

President Trump's Iran Policy — Is It 'Normal'?
Ron Paul | iranian.com | 2018-11-13
It's not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a "liberation." The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a "humanitarian intervention." And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking […] | The post President Trump's Iran Policy — Is It 'Normal'? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/13/president-trumps-…

Resistance in Gaza Announce Egyptian-brokered Ceasefire
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-13
Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, on Tuesday, following two days of Israeli shelling of the Strip, said WAFA sources. A ceasefire deal was allegedly reached following intensive efforts exerted by the Egyptian side. Israeli media sources also reported late Tuesday that a …

Resistance in Gaza Announce Egyptian-brokered Ceasefire

Yemeni War Deaths Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-12
Civilian casualties in the three-year horror in Yemen has been vastly underestimated by mainstream organizations, reports Nicolas Davies. Total Deaths in Yemen Top More Than 100,000 By Nicolas J. S. Davies An NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/12/yemeni-war…

US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-11
(ANTIWAR.COM) — One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the country, has come to an end over the weekend. US and Saudi officials both confirmed this program has halted. US officials offered few specifics on the decision, but Saudi state media claimed that they …

US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict

The U.S. Will Stop Refueling Saudi-Led Coalition Jets in Yemen, but Progressives in Congress Want More
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-10
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., told The Intercept that he was "cautiously optimistic" about the news, but wants to ensure that the Trump administration follows through. | The post The U.S. Will Stop Refueling Saudi-Led Coalition Jets in Yemen, but Progressives in Congress Want More appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/09/the-u-s-will…

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib & Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Condemn Saudi Cruelty in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-09
We turn now to the crisis in Yemen, where the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has drastically escalated its assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The Guardian reports there have been at least 200 airstrikes in the past week, killing at least 150 people. One Saudi airstrike destroyed a home in Hodeidah, killing a father and his five children. The increased fighting comes as calls grow for a ceasefire to the 3-year war, which has devastated Yemen. On Thursday, a group of Yemeni and international organizations called for "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, warning that 14 million people were now "
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/9/congressw…

Western Sahara: 43 years of Moroccan occupation
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-09
November 6 marked 43 years of Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara, which has forced the Saharawis to continue living in precarious conditions in the desert. | On that day in 1975, a mass demonstration was held by the Moroccan regime to force Spain to hand over the disputed province of Spanish Sahara to Morocco. During the infamous "Green March", 350,000 Moroccans crossed into the West Sahara. The civilian invasion was reinforced with an escort of 20,000 Moroccan soldiers. | But a year earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected Morocco's claim over sovereign Sahara. Ignoring the ICJ's r…
greenleft.org.au/content/western-sahara-43-years-moroccan-occupation

NAACP STATEMENT ON JEFF SESSIONS RESIGNATION
Regan Farley | naacp.org | 2018-11-07
"U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation might be a welcomed reprieve from his jurisdiction over the justice department. His odious record has done little to impact the civil liberties of African Americans, confirming our deepest concerns when it comes to criminal justice and equal rights. However, given the administration's track record on appointing problematic people […] | The post NAACP STATEMENT ON JEFF SESSIONS RESIGNATION appeared first on NAACP.
naacp.org/latest/naacp-statement-jeff-se…

Carol Anderson: Massive Voter Suppression Could Be Deciding Factor in Georgia Governor's Race
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is holding a slim lead over Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race to be governor of Georgia. Abrams is vying to be the first black woman governor in U.S. history. Despite Kemp's slight lead, Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted. Kemp is currently at 50.5 percent. If he dips below 50 percent, the race will go to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian Kemp. We speak with Carol Anderson, chair of the African American Studies Department at Emory University and…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/7/carol_and…

Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-11-02
Khashoggi's death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump's policies that support the war.
progressive.org/dispatches/murder-of-sau…

Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-26
Saudi Arabia attacked Yemenis in Hodeidah with a laser-guided bomb made by US military contractor Raytheon, as a civilian is… | The post Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another US-Made Raytheon Bomb appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/10/26/saudi-ara…