2018-10-15: News Headlines

Toby Blomé (2018-10-15). GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH! indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.

Marvin Kitman (2018-10-15). The Kitman Plan for Peace in the Middle East: Two Proposals. counterpunch.org For the last few years, there has been a debate about whether we should stay the course or cut and run in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, whatever). We've been in or out the last17 years of what began as the so-called Iraq War, which could be our first 100 Years War. We're in, More

INA (2018-10-14). UN Condemns Settler Stoning of Palestinian Woman. imemc.org United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned, on Sunday, the murder of a Palestinian woman by extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, Mladenov said, according to Days of Palestine: "I condemn this Friday's attack in the occupied West Bank in […]…

Eric Ortiz (2018-10-13). The Art of No Mideast Deal. consortiumnews.com Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever happened to President… Read more →

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-12). Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel. therealnews.com Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

RT (2018-10-11). Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him — South FM. rt.com The US Secretary of State expressed "discontent" with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month's summit without consulting him.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. Backing of Brutal Saudi Regime & the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. democracynow.org It's been more than a week since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday, sparking international concern. Now, a Turkish official has told The New York Times that Khashoggi was assassinated inside the consulate by a team of 15 Saudi operatives who used a bone saw to dismember his body before smuggling body parts out of the building. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too. democracynow.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang over the weekend in talks meant to further steps toward nuclear disarmament. Pompeo hailed the meeting as a success, saying both sides were "pretty close" to agreeing to details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. He also told reporters Kim has agreed to let international inspectors into a North Korean missile engine test facility and nuclear testing site where the country conducted its six nuclear tests. However, Pompeo did not say whether North Korea would allow inspectors to visit a site where the count…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World. democracynow.org After a landmark year for the "Me Too" movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women's rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999. The clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was kidnapped and held…

TeleSur English (2018-09-24). China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.

leili (2018-09-13). Oslo Turns 25, Proves BDS Critical For A Free and Just Future. bdsmovement.net Oslo Turns 25, Proves BDS Critical For A Free and Just Future: UpdateAs the Oslo Accords turn 25, we see that the "peace process" has served as cover for Israel to steal more Palestinian land, expel more Palestinians from their homes and commit war crimes against Palestinians without accountability. It's more important tha…

2018-10-15: Social Media Postees

GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH!
Toby Blomé | indybay.org | 2018-10-15
11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/12/1881817…

The Kitman Plan for Peace in the Middle East: Two Proposals
Marvin Kitman | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-15
For the last few years, there has been a debate about whether we should stay the course or cut and run in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, whatever). We've been in or out the last17 years of what began as the so-called Iraq War, which could be our first 100 Years War. We're in,…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/15/the-kitman-p…

UN Condemns Settler Stoning of Palestinian Woman
INA | imemc.org | 2018-10-14
United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned, on Sunday, the murder of a Palestinian woman by extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, Mladenov said, according to Days of Palestine: "I condemn this Friday's attack in the occupied West Bank in …

UN Condemns Settler Stoning of Palestinian Woman

The Art of No Mideast Deal
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-13
Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever happened to President… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/13/the-art-of…

Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel
Shared by Gregory Wilpert | therealnews.com | 2018-10-12
Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement | The post Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel appeared first on…
therealnews.com/stories/israeli-authorit…

Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him — South FM
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
The US Secretary of State expressed "discontent" with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month's summit without consulting him.
rt.com/usa/440933-pompeo-pouts-korean-pe…

Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. Backing of Brutal Saudi Regime & the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-10
It's been more than a week since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday, sparking international concern. Now, a Turkish official has told The New York Times that Khashoggi was assassinated inside the consulate by a team of 15 Saudi operatives who used a bone saw to dismember his body before smuggling body parts out of the building. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East."
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/10/rashid_k…

2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-09
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang over the weekend in talks meant to further steps toward nuclear disarmament. Pompeo hailed the meeting as a success, saying both sides were "pretty close" to agreeing to details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. He also told reporters Kim has agreed to let international inspectors into a North Korean missile engine test facility and nuclear testing site where the country conducted its six nuclear tests. However, Pompeo did not say whether North Korea would allow inspectors to visit a site where the count…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/9/2017_nobe…

Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-05
After a landmark year for the "Me Too" movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women's rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999. The clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was kidnapped and held…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/5/eve_ensle…

China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-09-24
A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14063