Spanish army threatens to intervene in Catalonia as ministers are jailed By Paul Mitchell and Alex Lantier

3 November 2017 — WSWS

After imposing Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to suspend Catalonia’s elected government last week, Spain, backed by the European Union (EU), is rapidly moving towards a military regime. As High Court judge Carmen Lamela remanded into custody eight ministers of the Catalan regional government, Spanish armed forces chief General Fernando Alejandre threatened yesterday to attack Catalonia.

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War against Iran or North Korea? Selected Articles

2 November 2017 — Global Research

North Korea and the Danger of Fake History

By 38 North, November 01, 2017

As the North started to dig in its heels and resist moving forward with more inspections, the US and South Korea simply restarted Team Spirit. And finally, even before the suspension, senior US military officers had questioned the exercise’s value, arguing that they could accomplish the same military objectives at far lower cost and less political clamor from the North. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 2 November 2017

2 November 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Democratic Party Affiliation in Mississippi “A Compromise Made In Error” Says Cooperation Jackson’s Kali Akuno

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Building a solidarity economy and fighting the power in Jackson MS won’t be accomplished by electing more Democrats, says Cooperation Jackson’s Kali Akuno.

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Media Spent Months Lionizing General Who Defended Slaveholders' Revolt

2 November 2017 — FAIR

WaPo: Historians respond to John F. Kelly’s Civil War remarks: ‘Strange,’ ‘sad,’ ‘wrong’

Washington Post (10/31/17)

According to corporate media, the top general who just complimented the commander of the slavery-defending Confederacy is the greatest hope to rein in President Donald Trump’s extremism.

Since retired Marine Corps four-star Gen. John Kelly was promoted to White House chief of staff in July, pundits have insisted that the former head of the Pentagon’s Southern Command is a positive, moderating influence on the far-right president.

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