2019-09-17: News Headlines

Bryant Harris (2019-09-17). Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike. globalresearch.ca The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …

WSWS (2019-09-17). Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks. wsws.org Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-17). Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

WSWS (2019-09-17). US Attorney General Barr invokes "state secrets" to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11. wsws.org The cover-up of Saudi involvement has been carried out over three administrations, Democratic and Republican alike.

RT (2019-09-17). 'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…

RT (2019-09-17). 'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear. rt.com US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…

WSWS (2019-09-17). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers across Colombia staged another nationwide strike on September 12 to protest continuing violence and threats by far-right paramilitary groups.

WSWS (2019-09-17). Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike. wsws.org Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.

(2019-09-17). No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering. globalresearch.ca More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …

Laiken Jordahl (2019-09-17). Wild Life in Peril: Trump's Border Wall Puts Borderland Birds at Risk. globalresearch.ca From the wetlands of California's Tijuana Slough near San Diego to the lush Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are a haven for hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species. This is a birding mecca….

Renee Parsons (2019-09-17). The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham. globalresearch.ca In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-17). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Dan Bacher (2019-09-17). Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Protections. indybay.org After Newsom's announcement that he plans to veto SB 1, it is no surprise that the total contributions from agriculture in his 2018 campaign for Governor were $637,398. Newsom received $58,400 from Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon Stewart Resnick, $58,400 from Lynda Resnick and $58,400 from E.J. Gallo. Agribusiness tycoons are strident supporters of the voluntary agreements and the Delta Tunnel — and are among the strongest proponents of attacks on the Endangered Species Act, a landmark federal environmental law that SB 1 would help protect.

Lynda Carson (2019-09-17). Outing the Board Members of the NRA. indybay.org It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!

Lynda Carson (2019-09-17). Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization. indybay.org For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!

susan_p (2019-09-17). Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…

Robert Mackey (2019-09-16). Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News" theintercept.com As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.

RT (2019-09-16). 'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" truthout.org | | President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

Peter Symonds (2019-09-16). Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-16). Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on The world's Largest Oil Processing Facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it …

David Hearst (2019-09-16). Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants. globalresearch.ca The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …

Common Dreams (2019-09-16). US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks. theantimedia.com (CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-16). "Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits? globalresearch.ca Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …

Press TV (2019-09-16). Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …

Jake Johnson (2019-09-16). 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

Tyler Durden (2019-09-16). Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility. theantimedia.com "We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

Emma Fiala (2019-09-16). Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First" theantimedia.com "Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE. telesurenglish.net Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…

Staff (2019-09-16). Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation. truthout.org | | Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-16). John Bolton is out, but neocon agenda stays. thegrayzone.com Lawrence Wilkerson, who served alongside John Bolton in the Bush administration, discusses the ouster of the "ruthless" neoconservative war hawk…

Mel Gurtov (2019-09-16). Farewell, John Bolton. counterpunch.org The firing (or, he insists, the resignation) of John Bolton as national security special assistant is being treated by some observers as a great loss for coherence and professionalism in the conduct of US foreign policy. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post, for example, writes on September 11: "Republicans on Capitol Hill lost a key More

Anya Parampil (2019-09-16). La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos (2019-09-16). A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-09-16). Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir. counterpunch.org While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely More

Staff (2019-09-16). In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes. truthout.org | | During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…

Telesur (2019-09-16). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner …

Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (2019-09-16). What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War? globalresearch.ca Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …

James Brown (2019-09-16). Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo. globalresearch.ca At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in …

Peter Koenig (2019-09-16). Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? dissidentvoice.org The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …

Elizabeth Pennisi (2019-09-16). Common Pesticide Makes Migrating Birds Anorexic. globalresearch.ca When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that's just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced …

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling. dissidentvoice.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much …

Michael Doliner (2019-09-16). Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu. counterpunch.org Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves, More

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires are a secret until they start falling. nationofchange.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much of what he…

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-16). Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-09-16). John McDonnell will make Amazon pay its 'fair share of tax'. thecanary.co John McDonnell announced that a Labour government would not award public sector contracts to companies such as Amazon who avoid tax. McDonnell said: We would do whatever it takes to make sure that companies like Amazon pay their fair share of tax. | And research into the tech giant reveals just h…

Ralph Nader (2019-09-16). Avalanche-Level Liar Trump Learned Art of Deception from the Pros: US Corporations. globalresearch.ca For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. | Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission …

Indigenous Environmental Network (2019-09-16). Oil and Gas Exploitation: The Gwich'in Nation Vows to Protect Sacred Lands in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. globalresearch.ca The Gwich'in nation vowed to protect sacred lands today after the Bureau of Land Management released a Final Environmental Impact Statement promoting oil & gas exploitation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge located in northeastern Alaska, It is the largest …

Craig Murray (2019-09-16). Julian Assange: The World's Most Important Political Prisoner. globalresearch.ca We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange's uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-16). The Torture and Murder of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Back in May, retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski said the CIA's "Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being 'treated' with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ." | On September 14, Kwiatkowski

Karen Kwiatkowski (2019-09-16). Why Is Julian Assange Being Tortured to Death? globalresearch.ca I think we already know the answer. We need to go further and try and understand what this partially veiled, but completely serious, US and UK destruction of a modern journalist means for all of us. | Assange is an advocate …

Oscar Grenfell (2019-09-16). British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End of Prison Sentence. globalresearch.ca In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for "absconding" bail expires on September 22. | The ruling …

Sam Husseini (2019-09-16). Biden Taking Iraq Lies to the Max. counterpunch.org Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion. At last week's ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the first two debates. In the July debate, Biden claimed: "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the effort, and I was outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress." More

John Wojcik (2019-09-16). Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …

Marcus Nells (2019-09-16). U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe. liberationnews.org Is a "green war machine" possible?

Paul Atwood (2019-09-16). Why Mattis is No Hero. counterpunch.org Last week the corporate media were going all out to lionize former Marine General and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in tandem with the publication of Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, his memoir of his lengthy career (Co-authored with former Undersecretary of Defense, Bing West, also a marine officer and veteran of Vietnam). As this celebratory gala of war and warrior hood lapses yet another military idol will have joined the pantheon. When George H.W. Bush launched Desert Storm in 1991 and "kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all" he also claimed to re-elevate the glory of the American way of war where…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-16). Voter suppression documentary 'Rigged' screens at Congressional Black Caucus. peoplesworld.org ROCKSPRINGS, Texas—Pam Elliott doesn't look like a villain. But to people concerned about the right to vote, the blonde, petite sheriff in a rural and deep-red Republican Edwards County, Texas, is. That's because, in the documentary film Rigged, Elliott showcases just one of many tactics the right wing now uses to suppress the vote from …

Marcus Nells (2019-09-16). The U.S. war machine: Global enforcer of "business as usual" liberationnews.org Is a "green war machine" possible?

Jeff Mackler (2019-09-16). Trump, Trade and China. counterpunch.org Rarely a day passes when one or another U.S. ruling class institution or personality fails to criticize President Trump's unilateral imposition of ever increasing and broad-ranging protective tariffs against Chinese imports. Trump's critics include the Democratic Party as well as leading Republicans, the prestigious corporate "newspaper of record," The New York Times and the aptly dubbed "ruling More

Staff (2019-09-16). America's Biggest Investment Is Nothing but a Waste. truthdig.com How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose fun…

RT (2019-09-16). #ObamaNetflix: Trump sends phrase trending while calling for inquiry into Barack's deals. rt.com Donald Trump inspired near-covfefe levels of confusion online after posting tweets that cryptically ended with: "Obama Netflix?" – a phrase which provided instant meme fodder. | The question closed a series of tweets from the US president in which he criticized the House Judiciary Committee for scrambling to find another avenue to attack him on following the Mueller investigation, after Democrats pushed for an inquiry into the use of Trump hotels for state and military visits. Perplexingly for some, his tweets closed with a nod to Barack Obama that sounded like a new brand: ….for the privilege of being you…

The Canary (2019-09-16). More refugees rescued after trying to seek safety across the Channel. thecanary.co Another group of refugees is thought to have been rescued off the Kent coast as the wave of people trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats continues.On Monday morning, a group of people draped in blankets were seen being brought ashore at the Port of Dover by Border Force officials.The group — thought to number 12 and mostly men with at least one woman — were searched, handed over to immigration officials and taken away in a van after coming ashore at around 11am.A group of people thought to be refugees brought to shore by Border Force officers at the Port of Dover in Kent on Monday (Gare…

Ron Ridenour (2019-09-16). Banana Kingdom Denmark. dissidentvoice.org September 2, the day that Yankee President Donald Trump should have been in Denmark, between 1200 and 1500 demonstrated against US-Denmark wars to tell both states: "Yankee Go Home" and "Take Back Denmark's Sovereignty." This was the largest anti-war gathering in a long time. Some people came out just to protest vulgar Trump, or to …

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-16). Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America's endless 'war on terror'. nationofchange.org It's time we as a nation gave some thought to and did some penance for all those civilian deaths and combatant deaths as we remember 9-11.

WSWS (2019-09-16). This week in history: September 16-22. wsws.org 25 years ago: Clinton orders US invasion of HaitiOn September 19, 1994, the Clinton administration launched "Operation Uphold Democracy" in Haiti, sending troops to occupy the Caribbean island under the guise of fighting against dictatorship in an effort to restore ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency. The intervention marked the fifth time in less than a decade that US troops were ordered to invade another country in its bid to reassert global hegemony.

Steve Sweeney (2019-09-16). CIA's favorite newspaper in Chile praises Pinochet dictatorship on coup anniversary. peoplesworld.org

Mark Taliano (2019-09-16). The Barbarity of US-NATO, War Propaganda and the "Rule of International Law" globalresearch.ca Greetings delegates and organizers. My name is Mark Taliano. I am a writer and Research Associate at the Center For Research on Globalization (Global Research). | My book, Voices from Syria, and my website marktaliano.net represent my efforts to take …

Ilana Novick (2019-09-16). The U.S. Military Is Destroying the Environment. truthdig.com The increasingly horrific warning signs on climate change include the suggestion that the Earth already has warmed 1.5 degrees Celsius since the start of the Industrial Revolution and that we have only 12 years at which we can sustain this level, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). | The goals to ward off irreparable harm, however, are as Sisyphean to accomplish as they are necessary for human survival. That's partially because of who is doing the polluting, in particular fossil fuel companies. Ho…

Ted Lieverman (2019-09-16). Landmines: Reclaiming the Community One Bomb at a Time: The View from Indochina. globalresearch.ca Ending a war is like stopping a heavy truck. Even when you slam on the brakes, the mass and inertia of the conflict takes a very long time to halt; the violence might end but the effects can reverberate through …

Robert Koehler (2019-09-16). Altruists of the World Unite! counterpunch.org The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S. More

WSWS (2019-09-16). Canada's media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome. wsws.org The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.

Marsha B. Cohen (2019-09-16). The Adelsons May Have Cut Ties with Netanyahu More than a Year Ago—And No One Noticed. globalresearch.ca In the days leading up to the Israeli election on Sept. 17, President Donald Trump appears to have left Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu twisting in the wind. | While most observers have been attributing Trump's cooling toward Netanyahu to either …

Nick Licata (2019-09-16). Profiles in Courage: the Tories Have It, the Republicans Don't. counterpunch.org As a Senator, John F. Kennedy authored Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage in 1957 to highlight the integrity by eight United States Senators who did what they felt was best for the nation not their party and they suffered accordingly. This week Conservative Party members in Britain's Parliament demonstrated that type of unique political courage. They voted More

Stansfield Smith (2019-09-16). Celebrating 50 Years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. counterpunch.org This year was the 50th anniversary of the Venceremos Brigade delegations to Cuba, a special affair for Cuba and its Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). We participants can agree with what one former brigadista wrote us, "I went in 1971 and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Cuba More

Abel Prieto (2019-09-16). Cubanness and Cuban Identity: the Importance of Fernando Ortiz. counterpunch.org This past July 16, the work of Fernando Ortiz was declared a National Heritage. It was a moving moment, charged with a particular electric spirituality, one I shared with Barnet, Eusebio, Torres-Cuevas and others, and an act of justice regarding an essential component of the foundations of our culture and the nation itself. In his More

Tim Butterworth (2019-09-16). Socialism Made America Great. counterpunch.org From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals aren't as radical as some make them sound. In fact, big public projects are what made America great. When President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower took office in 1953, America had been buffeted by the Great Depression More

WIlliam Astore (2019-09-16). The ultra-costly, underwhelming F-35 fighter. nationofchange.org How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose…

Hans Stehling (2019-09-16). World's Most Expensive UK Railway Project at £100 Billion, Derailed Before Any Track Actually Laid. globalresearch.ca Britain's proposed HS2 high-speed rail link that would cost more than £400m per mile to complete would make it the most expensive railway on Earth, according to new estimates commissioned by the UK Department for Transport. | According to these calculations, …

Arabi Souri (2019-09-16). US Supported Syria "Rebels" Fire Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-09-16). Immigration Is a Climate Issue. progressive.org The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.

The Global Research Team (2019-09-16). The Cost of Wanting to Tell the Truth: Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | we cannot cover our monthly costs. In what effectively amounts to online …

Prison Radio (2019-09-16). Freedom in Sight for Mumia Abu-Jamal? globalresearch.ca Freedom is now in sight. New evidence, recently found, and surpressed for decades could be the key to relief for Mumia Abu-Jamal. | Joe McGill and Ed Rendell, trial prosecutor and DA, respectively, manipulated evidence and framed Mumia Abu-Jamal …

True Publica (2019-09-16). As David Cameron Resurfaces 'Broken Britain' Disintegrates. globalresearch.ca David Cameron has no shame whatsoever. He has, cynically, come out of hiding — simply to promote his new book and make some money from an ongoing catastrophe of his making. For the last three years he hid from the …

Linda McQuaig (2019-09-16). Canada's Auto Workers: GM Closure and the Struggle for "Green Energy". The Production of Electric Utility Vehicles. globalresearch.ca In November 2018, Detroit-based General Motors dealt a staggering blow to 2,700 Canadian workers when it announced plans leading to the closure of a key automotive assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario. In its heyday decades earlier, GM Oshawa had been …

Marjorie Cohn (2019-09-16). The Endless 'War on Terror' Just Suffered a Huge Blow. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Truthout. | The U.S. government has used…

Peter Ford (2019-09-16). Eighteen Years after 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won the War on Terrorism? globalresearch.ca What blasphemy is this? al-Qaeda has won? Absurd! | Most observers would say reflexively that, eighteen years after 9/11, the U.S. has cut al-Qaeda down to size, and if it has not quelled it altogether the remaining operations against Osama bin …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-16). 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack. commondreams.org "Congress will not give you the authority to start another disastrous war in the Middle East just because the brutal Saudi dictatorship told you to," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-16). No War for Oil, Say Climate Advocates, as Trump Admin Pushes for Conflict With Iran. commondreams.org "Oil has fueled violence and the climate emergency for far too long." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-16). Facing State Felony Charges for Disrupting 'Critical Infrastructure,' Greenpeace Activists Denounce Fossil Fuel 'Bullying Tactic'. commondreams.org "The most dangerous thing about that shipping channel wasn't the activists—it was and continues to be fossil fuel executives' reckless plans to push us further towards climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-16). Warren Rolls Out Plan She Calls 'Most Sweeping Set of Anti-Corruption Reforms Since Watergate'. commondreams.org Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday unveiled a wide-ranging plan to combat corruption in U.S. politics with "big, structural change to fundamentally transform our government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-16). New Report Details 10 'Critical Transitions' to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Feed the World. commondreams.org The ways humanity produces and consumes food cause up to 30 percent of planet-warming emissions, generate widespread malnutrition, and perpetuate poverty and inequality—but a new report released Monday claims that 10 global transformations over the next decade could help the international community tackle the climate crisis and feed over nine billion people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-16). 'House Democrats Must Not Delay': Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment Amid New Sexual Misconduct Accusations. commondreams.org "Confirmation is not exoneration. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-16). Saying He Would Return to US for Fair Trial, Snowden Wants People to Know 'Why I Did What I Did'. commondreams.org "Was it better for the United States? Did it benefit us? Or did it cause harm? They don't want the jury to be able to consider that at all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

True Publica (2019-09-16). The Real Brexit Plan — The Singapore Scenario. globalresearch.ca Bloomberg News — August 2nd: Boris Johnson Widens Push for Singapore-Style Free Ports in the UK. Boris Johnson's government is expanding plans to create 10 free ports in the U.K., which he says will boost…

WSWS (2019-09-16). Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran. wsws.org In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit" and that the US was "locked and loaded," implying imminent military strikes.

United Nations (2019-09-16). Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into 'regional conflagration': UN Envoy. un.org Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday.

United Nations (2019-09-16). Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

2019-09-17: Social Media Postees

Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike
Bryant Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …
globalresearch.ca/sanders-warns-trump-ag…

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-17
Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack

Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/pers…

US Attorney General Barr invokes "state secrets" to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
The cover-up of Saudi involvement has been carried out over three administrations, Democratic and Republican alike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/saud…

'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…
rt.com/usa/468961-tulsi-trump-military-p…

'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear
rt.com | 2019-09-17
US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…
rt.com/usa/468964-trump-slams-nytimes-sm…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Teachers across Colombia staged another nationwide strike on September 12 to protest continuing violence and threats by far-right paramilitary groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/wrkr…

Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/brgm…

No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …
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The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …
globalresearch.ca/dnc-debates-sham/56892…

Wild Life in Peril: Trump's Border Wall Puts Borderland Birds at Risk
Laiken Jordahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
From the wetlands of California's Tijuana Slough near San Diego to the lush Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are a haven for hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species. This is a birding mecca….
globalresearch.ca/trump-border-wall-puts…

Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/14/1882623…

Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Protections
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
After Newsom's announcement that he plans to veto SB 1, it is no surprise that the total contributions from agriculture in his 2018 campaign for Governor were $637,398. Newsom received $58,400 from Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon Stewart Resnick, $58,400 from Lynda Resnick and $58,400 from E.J. Gallo. Agribusiness tycoons are strident supporters of the voluntary agreements and the Delta Tunnel — and are among the strongest proponents of attacks on the Endangered Species Act, a landmark federal environmental law that SB 1 would help protect.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/16/1882630…

Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/15/1882628…

Outing the Board Members of the NRA
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/13/1882621…

Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-17
Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…
greenleft.org.au/content/iran-labour-and…

Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-16
As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/threatening-…

Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on The world's Largest Oil Processing Facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it …
globalresearch.ca/houthi-attack-abqaiq/5…

Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…
truthout.org/video/saudi-oil-refinery-at…

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told

'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump
rt.com | 2019-09-16
While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…
rt.com/usa/468953-trump-iran-behind-atta…

Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran
Peter Symonds | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …
globalresearch.ca/trump-exploits-drone-a…

Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …
globalresearch.ca/iranian-drones-iraq-ca…

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
(CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks

"Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …
globalresearch.ca/drone-attack-saudi-oil…

Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/impact-on-yem…

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack

Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First"
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being “Saudi Arabia’s Bitch is Not America First”

Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Seizes-Vess…

Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…
truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruli…

John Bolton is out, but neocon agenda stays
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-16
Lawrence Wilkerson, who served alongside John Bolton in the Bush administration, discusses the ouster of the "ruthless" neoconservative war hawk…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/16/john-bolton-i…

Farewell, John Bolton
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The firing (or, he insists, the resignation) of John Bolton as national security special assistant is being treated by some observers as a great loss for coherence and professionalism in the conduct of US foreign policy. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post, for example, writes on September 11:…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/farewell-joh…

La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-16
Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/16/ricardo-hausm…

A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong
Dr Marcus Papadopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …
globalresearch.ca/plea-youth-hong-kong/5…

Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/spectacles-o…

In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…
truthout.org/articles/in-kashmir-lockdow…

#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner | …
globalresearch.ca/nomoretrump-campaign-e…

What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War?
Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …
globalresearch.ca/role-atomic-bombings-h…

Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-16
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/16/russia-has-oliga…

Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo
James Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in | …
globalresearch.ca/japan-russia-relations…

Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/will-the-imf-…

Common Pesticide Makes Migrating Birds Anorexic
Elizabeth Pennisi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that's just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced …
globalresearch.ca/common-pesticide-makes…

Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…
fightbacknews.org/2019/9/15/chicago-elec…

Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/15/chicago-…

Empires are a secret until they start falling
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much of what he…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/16/empires-ar…

Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/hot-stuff-on…

Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/empires-are-a…

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuel…

Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-16
Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14657

John McDonnell will make Amazon pay its 'fair share of tax'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
John McDonnell announced that a Labour government would not award public sector contracts to companies such as Amazon who avoid tax. McDonnell said: We would do whatever it takes to make sure that companies like Amazon pay their fair share of tax. | And research into the tech giant reveals just h…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/09/16/john-mcdonnel…

Avalanche-Level Liar Trump Learned Art of Deception from the Pros: US Corporations
Ralph Nader | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. | Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission …
globalresearch.ca/avalanche-level-liar-t…

Oil and Gas Exploitation: The Gwich'in Nation Vows to Protect Sacred Lands in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Indigenous Environmental Network | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The Gwich'in nation vowed to protect sacred lands today after the Bureau of Land Management released a Final Environmental Impact Statement promoting oil & gas exploitation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge located in northeastern Alaska, It is the largest …
globalresearch.ca/gwichin-nation-vows-pr…

British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End of Prison Sentence
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for "absconding" bail expires on September 22. | The ruling …
globalresearch.ca/british-judge-jails-as…

Why Is Julian Assange Being Tortured to Death?
Karen Kwiatkowski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
I think we already know the answer. We need to go further and try and understand what this partially veiled, but completely serious, US and UK destruction of a modern journalist means for all of us. | Assange is an advocate …
globalresearch.ca/why-julian-assange-tor…

Julian Assange: The World's Most Important Political Prisoner
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange's uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-the-wor…

The Torture and Murder of Julian Assange
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Back in May, retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski said the CIA's "Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being 'treated' with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ." | On September 14, Kwiatkowski …
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Banana Kingdom Denmark
Ron Ridenour | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
September 2, the day that Yankee President Donald Trump should have been in Denmark, between 1200 and 1500 demonstrated against US-Denmark wars to tell both states: "Yankee Go Home" and "Take Back Denmark's Sovereignty." This was the largest anti-war gathering in a long time. Some people came out just to protest vulgar Trump, or to …
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Joe Biden's Answer to Slavery's Legacy: Phonographs for the Poor
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The corporate media talking-head commentary on the third Democratic presidential debate last Thursday night focused on two things: Beto O'Rourke's call for a federal confiscation of the nation's assault weapons and Julian Castro's attempt to humiliate Joe Biden by suggesting that the former vice president had forgotten what he said about his health care reform program two minutes before.
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Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America's endless 'war on terror'
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
It's time we as a nation gave some thought to and did some penance for all those civilian deaths and combatant deaths as we remember 9-11.
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The Endless 'War on Terror' Just Suffered a Huge Blow
Marjorie Cohn | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
This piece originally appeared on Truthout. | The U.S. government has used…
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Biden Taking Iraq Lies to the Max
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion. At last week's ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the first two debates. In the July debate, Biden claimed: "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the effort, and I was outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress."
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This week in history: September 16-22
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
25 years ago: Clinton orders US invasion of HaitiOn September 19, 1994, the Clinton administration launched "Operation Uphold Democracy" in Haiti, sending troops to occupy the Caribbean island under the guise of fighting against dictatorship in an effort to restore ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency. The intervention marked the fifth time in less than a decade that US troops were ordered to invade another country in its bid to reassert global hegemony.
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Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
BERLIN–Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …
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CIA's favorite newspaper in Chile praises Pinochet dictatorship on coup anniversary
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
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Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The …
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Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice:…
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Why Mattis is No Hero
Paul Atwood | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Last week the corporate media were going all out to lionize former Marine General and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in tandem with the publication of Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, his memoir of his lengthy career (Co-authored with former Undersecretary of Defense, Bing West, also a marine officer and veteran of Vietnam). As this celebratory gala of war and warrior hood lapses yet another military idol will have joined the pantheon. When George H.W. Bush launched Desert Storm in 1991 and "kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all" he also claimed to re-elevate the glory of the American way of war where…
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Voter suppression documentary 'Rigged' screens at Congressional Black Caucus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
ROCKSPRINGS, Texas–Pam Elliott doesn't look like a villain. But to people concerned about the right to vote, the blonde, petite sheriff in a rural and deep-red Republican Edwards County, Texas, is. That's because, in the documentary film Rigged, Elliott showcases just one of many tactics the right wing now uses to suppress the vote from …
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The U.S. Military Is Destroying the Environment
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
The increasingly horrific warning signs on climate change include the suggestion that the Earth already has warmed 1.5 degrees Celsius since the start of the Industrial Revolution and that we have only 12 years at which we can sustain this level, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). | The goals to ward off irreparable harm, however, are as Sisyphean to accomplish as they are necessary for human survival. That's partially because of who is doing the polluting, in particular fossil fuel companies. Ho…
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U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe
Marcus Nells | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
Is a "green war machine" possible?
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The Barbarity of US-NATO, War Propaganda and the "Rule of International Law"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Greetings delegates and organizers. My name is Mark Taliano. I am a writer and Research Associate at the Center For Research on Globalization (Global Research). | My book, Voices from Syria, and my website marktaliano.net represent my efforts to take …
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The Adelsons May Have Cut Ties with Netanyahu More than a Year Ago–And No One Noticed
Marsha B. Cohen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
In the days leading up to the Israeli election on Sept. 17, President Donald Trump appears to have left Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu twisting in the wind. | While most observers have been attributing Trump's cooling toward Netanyahu to either …
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Landmines: Reclaiming the Community One Bomb at a Time: The View from Indochina
Ted Lieverman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Ending a war is like stopping a heavy truck. Even when you slam on the brakes, the mass and inertia of the conflict takes a very long time to halt; the violence might end but the effects can reverberate through | …
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The U.S. war machine: Global enforcer of "business as usual"
Marcus Nells | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
Is a "green war machine" possible?
liberationnews.org/the-u-s-war-machine-g…

Canada's media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.
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Altruists of the World Unite!
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S.
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Cubanness and Cuban Identity: the Importance of Fernando Ortiz
Abel Prieto | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
This past July 16, the work of Fernando Ortiz was declared a National Heritage. It was a moving moment, charged with a particular electric spirituality, one I shared with Barnet, Eusebio, Torres-Cuevas and others, and an act of justice regarding an essential component of the foundations of our culture and the nation itself. In his…
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Profiles in Courage: the Tories Have It, the Republicans Don't
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
As a Senator, John F. Kennedy authored Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage in 1957 to highlight the integrity by eight United States Senators who did what they felt was best for the nation not their party and they suffered accordingly. This week Conservative Party members in Britain's Parliament demonstrated that type of unique political courage. They voted…
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Socialism Made America Great
Tim Butterworth | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals aren't as radical as some make them sound. In fact, big public projects are what made America great. When President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower took office in 1953, America had been buffeted by the Great Depression…
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Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: "If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
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Celebrating 50 Years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution
Stansfield Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
This year was the 50th anniversary of the Venceremos Brigade delegations to Cuba, a special affair for Cuba and its Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). We participants can agree with what one former brigadista wrote us,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/celebrating-…

Trump, Trade and China
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Rarely a day passes when one or another U.S. ruling class institution or personality fails to criticize President Trump's unilateral imposition of ever increasing and broad-ranging protective tariffs against Chinese imports. Trump's critics include the Democratic Party as well as leading Republicans, the prestigious corporate "newspaper of record," The New York Times and the aptly dubbed…
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The ultra-costly, underwhelming F-35 fighter
WIlliam Astore | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/16/the-ultra-…

World's Most Expensive UK Railway Project at £100 Billion, Derailed Before Any Track Actually Laid
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Britain's proposed HS2 high-speed rail link that would cost more than £400m per mile to complete would make it the most expensive railway on Earth, according to new estimates commissioned by the UK Department for Transport. | According to these calculations, …
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America's Biggest Investment Is Nothing but a Waste
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose fun…
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#ObamaNetflix: Trump sends phrase trending while calling for inquiry into Barack's deals
rt.com | 2019-09-16
Donald Trump inspired near-covfefe levels of confusion online after posting tweets that cryptically ended with: "Obama Netflix?" – a phrase which provided instant meme fodder. | The question closed a series of tweets from the US president in which he criticized the House Judiciary Committee for scrambling to find another avenue to attack him on following the Mueller investigation, after Democrats pushed for an inquiry into the use of Trump hotels for state and military visits. Perplexingly for some, his tweets closed with a nod to Barack Obama that sounded like a new brand: | ….for the privilege of being you…
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More refugees rescued after trying to seek safety across the Channel
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
Another group of refugees is thought to have been rescued off the Kent coast as the wave of people trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats continues.On Monday morning, a group of people draped in blankets were seen being brought ashore at the Port of Dover by Border Force officials.The group — thought to number 12 and mostly men with at least one woman — were searched, handed over to immigration officials and taken away in a van after coming ashore at around 11am.A group of people thought to be refugees brought to shore by Border Force officers at the Port of Dover in Kent on Monday (Gare…
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Immigration Is a Climate Issue
Josue De Luna Navarro | progressive.org | 2019-09-16
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
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Freedom in Sight for Mumia Abu-Jamal?
Prison Radio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Freedom is now in sight. New evidence, recently found, and surpressed for decades could be the key to relief for Mumia Abu-Jamal. | Joe McGill and Ed Rendell, trial prosecutor and DA, respectively, manipulated evidence and framed Mumia Abu-Jamal …
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US Supported Syria "Rebels" Fire Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…
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Canada's Auto Workers: GM Closure and the Struggle for "Green Energy". The Production of Electric Utility Vehicles
Linda McQuaig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
In November 2018, Detroit-based General Motors dealt a staggering blow to 2,700 Canadian workers when it announced plans leading to the closure of a key automotive assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario. In its heyday decades earlier, GM Oshawa had been …
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The Cost of Wanting to Tell the Truth: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Dear Readers, | we cannot cover our monthly costs. In what effectively amounts to online …
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As David Cameron Resurfaces 'Broken Britain' Disintegrates
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
David Cameron has no shame whatsoever. He has, cynically, come out of hiding — simply to promote his new book and make some money from an ongoing catastrophe of his making. For the last three years he hid from the …
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Eighteen Years after 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won the War on Terrorism?
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
What blasphemy is this? al-Qaeda has won? Absurd! | Most observers would say reflexively that, eighteen years after 9/11, the U.S. has cut al-Qaeda down to size, and if it has not quelled it altogether the remaining operations against Osama bin …
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'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Congress will not give you the authority to start another disastrous war in the Middle East just because the brutal Saudi dictatorship told you to," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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No War for Oil, Say Climate Advocates, as Trump Admin Pushes for Conflict With Iran
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Oil has fueled violence and the climate emergency for far too long." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Facing State Felony Charges for Disrupting 'Critical Infrastructure,' Greenpeace Activists Denounce Fossil Fuel 'Bullying Tactic'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"The most dangerous thing about that shipping channel wasn't the activists—it was and continues to be fossil fuel executives' reckless plans to push us further towards climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/16/facing-…

'House Democrats Must Not Delay': Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment Amid New Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Confirmation is not exoneration. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Warren Rolls Out Plan She Calls 'Most Sweeping Set of Anti-Corruption Reforms Since Watergate'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday unveiled a wide-ranging plan to combat corruption in U.S. politics with "big, structural change to fundamentally transform our government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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