2019-10-27: News Headlines

Telesur (2019-10-28). Over 1 Million People March in Chile's Largest Protest. globalresearch.ca Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into massive marches. The government responded with heavy repression. At least 18 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and over 7,000 arrested. | *** | Over one million people …

John Pilger (2019-10-28). Did this Happen in the Home of the Magna Carta? globalresearch.ca In a special comment written for Consortium News, John Pilger, legendary filmmaker, journalist and friend of Assange, describes the troubling scene inside a London courtroom this week where the WikiLeaks publisher appeared in his U.S. extradition case. | *** | The worst …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-28). Latin America. Support the Revolutionary Movement against Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca It was just a matter of time before the Bolivian government would be the target of a reactionary opposition. Indeed it happened at its most vulnerable time during an election process that had not officially ended. Following popular protests against …

Ben Norton (2019-10-28). Trump gives $4.5 million to the White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing. thegrayzone.com While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-28). Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: A Silver Bullet that Misses the Target. globalresearch.ca Promoters of genetic modification (GM) in agriculture have long argued that genetically engineered Golden Rice is a practical way to provide poor farmers in remote areas with a subsistence crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-27). US Tries to Reverse Syrian Fortunes with "Baghdadi Raid" globalresearch.ca The Western media is reporting that US military forces have killed the supposed leader of the so-called "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) in Syria's northern governorate of Idlib. | Newsweek in its article, " Trump Approves Special Ops Raid

RT (2019-10-27). World leaders praise al-Baghdadi's death, warn fight not over, #resistance rages at Trump for talking to Russia. rt.com President Donald Trump cheered the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not everyone was in a celebratory mood. World leaders were cautiously optimistic, while the anti-Trump #resistance raged as usual. | On Sunday morning Trump revealed that the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) mastermind had met his demise the night before, detonating a suicide vest as American special forces entered his compound in northwestern Syria. The self-proclaimed caliph of a genocidal terrorist organization that once reigned over much of Iraq and Syria, Baghdadi's death was greeted with triumph by Trump, and caut…

RT (2019-10-27). ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in US raid in Syria, Trump confirms. rt.com US President Donald Trump has announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a US military raid in northwest Syria, confirming an avalanche of rumors on the terrorist's death. | "Al-Baghdadi has been killed… in a daring nighttime raid," Trump said in a live address from the White House. | "The United States brought the world's No.1 terrorist leader to justice." | The troops involved in the elimination of the terrorist "accomplished the mission in grand style," while the IS leader met his end "crying and screaming" due to being terrified by Americans might, Trump boasted. | He died…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Trump Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Dead in US Forces Raid. telesurenglish.net Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying" in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday, in a major blow to the extremist group. | Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by detonating a suicide vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel, Trump said in a televised address from the White House. | He was positively identified by DNA tests 15 minutes after he died, the president said. "He was a sick and depraved man and now he's gone." | Trump said "many" of Baghdadi's people were killed and added that in blowing himself up, Bag…

Global Research News (2019-10-27). Did John McCain Meet with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Alleged Head of the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh)? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the alleged leader of ISIS is dead. | President Trump confirmed that he was under surveillance and that he had ordered his execution. | "He died like a dog, he …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-27). Al Baghdadi: The US Couldn't Wish for a Greater Ally. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on May 11, 2019 | With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat — the US appeared to be out of time …

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Defying Crackdown, Thousands of Iraqis Keep Protesting. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Iraqi demonstrators stood firm Sunday in Baghdad's centrally-located Tahrir Square, defying the heavy repression and night raids from the police forces that killed dozens of people over the weekend. | RELATED: | Trump Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Dead in US Forces Raid | Medical and security sources said 77 people had been injured as the songs of "We give you our life and our blood, Iraq" were heard throughout the demonstrations. | Some of the young demonst…

Staff (2019-10-27). We Must Raise Labor Standards for Care Workers to Win a Low-Carbon Economy. truthout.org Reinvigorated movements are charting new terrain to build worker power and reverse the dramatic climate crisis facing society. Uncompromising mass mobilizations are on the rise, as more workers participated in strikes in the U.S. in 2018 than any of the previous 31 years, and historic demonstrations, like climate strikes, have taken off to demand action around climate change. Migrant workers, many of whom a…

Emile Schepers (2019-10-27). Chile's Right-wing President on the Ropes. Sebastian Piñera. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2011. | At the beginning of 2010, right-wing billionaire Sebastian Piñera Echenique defeated Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, candidate of the "Concertacion" coalition of social democrats and centrists, which has ruled Chile since the end of …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-27). Protests in Chile Against Neoliberal "Economic Medicine" globalresearch.ca Neoliberalism is all about serving privileged interests at the expense of ordinary people, exploiting them so the wealthy and powerful can benefit. | It's about dominance over democracy, profits over populism, and private interests over the public welfare — a zero-sum …

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Colombia's Local Elections, Far-Right Uribe Loses Major Cities. telesurenglish.net The Colombian National Registry announced ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãthe results of the local and regional elections held Sunday with the center-left obtaining big wins across the country. | RELATED: | Colombia: Electoral Crimes Denounced During Local Polls | The outcome reveals the overwhelming defeat of the right-wing Democratic Center party led by former far-right president Alvaro Uribe. The party lost th…

Fight Back (2019-10-27). Minneapolis: FRSO celebrates 70th anniversary of China's revolution. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — About 70 people gathered in south Minneapolis, October 26, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution. Each year Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the Twin Cities organizes an event to celebrate the "Two Octobers," the victories of the Chinese and Russian revolutions. | Mick Kelly, a national leader of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and editor of the newspaper Fight Back!, told the crowd, "It is a real honor to be with you this evening to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In October of 1949, the outstanding Marxist-Leninist, th…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Cuban President Diaz-Canel Arrives in Russia Amid Europe Tour. telesurenglish.net Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in this northern Russian city Sunday as part of a European tour that already included Ireland, Belarus and Azerbaijan. | Upon his arrival at Pulkovo airport, Diaz-Canel was received by the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the St. Petersburg government, Evgueni Grogoriev, the Vice President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas and Cuba's ambassador to Russia Gerardo Peñalver. | The stay in the so-called northern Russian capital includes a tour through the Hermitage gallery and other places of historical interest, while tomorrow he will go…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area. telesurenglish.net The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Sunday that they had agreed to withdraw more than 30 kilometers from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. | RELATED: | US Earns More Than US$30m Smuggling Syrian Oil: Russia | "The Self-Defense Forces are relocating to new positions far from the Syrian-Turkish border across northeastern Syria in order to stop the bloodshed and protect the inhabit…

South Front (2019-10-27). Video: Russia Deploys Large Number of Troops, Equipment in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca 276 more Russian Military Police officers and 33 additional equipment pieces will be deployed in Syria, Russia's state media reported. These forces will likely participate in security operations along the Syrian-Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates River. | Additionally …

Tyler Cullis (2019-10-27). Trump Pours More Misery On Iranians He's Claiming To Support. commondreams.org President Donald Trump is flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while making a statement in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Welch (2019-10-27). Controlling the Narrative on Syria: Turkish Aggression, Kurdish Independence, and Honouring the White Helmets. globalresearch.ca The Global Research News Hour radio program is hosting a fund-raiser. These funds are necessary in order to improve and expand on the reporting and analysis we produce on a weekly basis to explore in-depth those issues missed by mainstream …

Christopher Brauchli (2019-10-27). Now and Then. commondreams.org "All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the president's political opponents," said Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents Association. (Photo: Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2019-10-27). Video: How Effective is Iran's Air Defense Sytem? Fending Off US-Israeli Missile and Drone Attack. globalresearch.ca The current military and diplomatic situation in the Middle East demonstrates that the capability and quality of air defense forces is especially important for states operating in a tense geopolitical environment. | Saudi Arabia with Patriot surface-to-air missiles appeared to be …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-10-27). Kashmir: Self-determination Is the Solution. globalresearch.ca It is a pity that some groups and individuals are urging palm oil importers in India to refrain from buying the commodity from Malaysia. The Solvent Extractors Association of India, India's top vegetable oil trade body is one such outfit. …

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Kashmiris Protest in UK Against India's Repression at Home. telesurenglish.net United Kashmiri Forum, a United Kingdom-based solidarity group for Kashmiris living in U.K., organized a protest Sunday to demonstrate against the Indian occupation of Kashmir and to demand their right to self-determination. | Around 2,000 Kashmiris living in the U.K. attended the protest. Their main demands are for the international community to stand up against Indian brutality in Kashmir and to protest the abrogation of Article 370. | | On Aug 5.,…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Pope To Reconsider Female Diaconate, Ordination of Married Men. telesurenglish.net Pope Francis will reopen a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deaconesses in the Catholic Church as well as the possibility that certain married men of that region become priests, the Vatican Press Office informed Saturday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Amazonian Indigenous Leaders Visit Pope Francis | The decision was made during the closing of the synod, an assembly of bishops held in the Vatican since the beginning of October, where they discussed the protectio…

Staff (2019-10-27). Kindle Unlimited Should Stop Giving Subscribers Free White Nationalist Content. truthout.org As much as major tech companies have started to stake their reputation on their ability to weed out white nationalists, they have continued to rely on algorithmic solutions rather than experts and human eyes. Recently, Amazon began taking down white nationalist literature off of its website, singling out Counter-Currents Publishing, among others, for removal. While this was a major t…

Robert Jensen (2019-10-27). Disagreeing Reasonably in a Complex World. dissidentvoice.org In my last couple years of university teaching before retiring, I repeated two catch phrases as often as possible—"reasonable people can disagree" and "if two things are both true, then both are relevant." The first assertion—which I used so often that at the end of one semester a student gave me a coffee mug with …

Amelia Urry (2019-10-27). How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable. theintercept.com The fishermen stand thigh-deep in the muddy water as our boat pulls up to the shore, grass shushing against the hull. It is a still, cool morning and mist wicks off the river as the sun begins to rise above the trees. Down the beach, a white egret standing in the shallows takes flight in a burst of sound as the fishermen lift their net to reveal its glinting catch. Beside them, half-submerged, a plastic soda bottle noses purposefully past, toward the sea. | As I step onto shore, I notice more bits of plastic lying among the reeds, half-buried in the mud, as well as stained scraps of cloth, bits of packing foam, a…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Lula Turns 74 in Prison over Unjust Convictions. telesurenglish.net The former president and leader of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned 74 on Sunday, October 27, as he serves multiple prison sentences over corruption charges that were based on shaky evidence in an unfair trial. | Lula was born in 1945, in the city of Garanhung, in the state of Pernambuco, in northeastern Brazil and at the age of seven, he migrated, with his family, to the state of Sao Paulo, city of Guarujá, in search of work opportunities. He started working at 12 years of age in different activities, such as shoeshiner and a mail person. At age 14 he entered a metallurgical…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). US: GM Strike Officially Over, Workers Approve Labor Deal. telesurenglish.net After 40 days of strike, members of the United Auto Workers union voted in favor of a four-year labor deal to end the walkout, wrapping up the longest auto workers' strike in 50 years which had cost United States company General Motors about US$2 billion. | RELATED: | US: General Motors, Workers Restart Talks After Month of Strike | "We are all so incredibly proud of UAW-GM members who captured the hearts and minds of a nation. Their sacrifice and courageous stand addressed t…

Hassanal Noor Rashid (2019-10-27). The Saudi Oil Attack: Geo-Political Theatrics. globalresearch.ca The Opening Scene | The 14th September 2019 attack which had caused significant damage to Saudi based Aramco Oil plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, was the trigger for much of the recent rise in regional tension at least when it …

Prof. Adam Tucker (2019-10-27). Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in the EU "Withdrawal Agreement Bill"(WAB). globalresearch.ca In this post, I make a preliminary attempt at assessing the provision made in the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — or WAB — for the scrutiny of the legislative powers which it delegates to the executive. My conclusions are not …

Kristina Kristen (2019-10-27). Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Children's Health Defense, posted on Global Research on April 28, 2019 | In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory—either by removing parental/personal choice …

The Canary (2019-10-27). Archbishop of Canterbury challenges Johnson's 'inflammatory' language. thecanary.co The Archbishop of Canterbury has taken Boris Johnson to task for his use of "inflammatory" language through the Brexit debate. | Justin Welby told the Sunday Times there was a risk of pouring "petrol" on the country's divisions on the issue of Britain's departure from the European Union. | The archbishop said Johnson had come to symbolise a climate in which Britain had become consumed by "an abusive and binary approach to political decisions", and where those with opposing views treated each other as "total" enemies. | In an era in which social media had made it "extraordinarily dangerous to use careless comments…

The Canary (2019-10-27). Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will 'stop Boris Johnson' and is ready to win a general election. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated that he would be "very happy" to fight a general election once the threat of a no-deal Brexit is removed from the equation.He said leaving the EU without a deal would do "enormous damage" and that Boris Johnson plans to set up the UK on the shores of Europe as a "low tax environment".The Labour leader said that what Johnson really wants to do is a trade deal with Donald Trump and the US but warned that such a trade deal would be a "one-way agreement".Corbyn said that Labour would also give people a final say on Brexit.Speaking at the Unite conference in Ayr, Corbyn said:…

Johanna Ross (2019-10-27). Brexit Stalemate: The EU Considers a Further Extension. globalresearch.ca A popular anecdote is currently doing the rounds on Twitter: | "The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-27). On First Anniversary of Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre, Calls to Confront White Nationalist Ideology That Led to Slaughter. commondreams.org "They were killed by white nationalism. We must commit to defeating it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-27). Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) that Obama (and Trump) Do Not Want You to Know About. globalresearch.ca The US led war against the Islamic State is a big lie. Going after "Islamic terrorists" is used to justify a military agenda. The Islamic State is a creation of US intelligence. Washington's "Counter-terrorism Agenda" in Iraq & Syria consists in Supporting the Terrorists.

Juan Cole (2019-10-27). Did US Officials Manipulate Trump Into Sending Back Troops From Iraq to Syria "For the Oil"? commondreams.org U.S. soldiers in South Korea train in their Abrams tanks. (Photo: Spc. Christen Best/U.S. Army) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Carla Stea (2019-10-27). The United Nations as an "Instrument of War": The Russia-China Veto Has Protected Syria from Obliteration. What Comes Next? globalresearch.ca In December, 1990, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 678, which "authorized" the devastating saturation bombing of Iraq (at one point the UK dropped one bomb per minute on Baghdad, according to the NY Times), which "destroyed the infrastructure necessary …

League of Women Voters (2019-10-27). Climate Crisis: What Can You Do – Learn more on 11/13 at 6pm. indybay.org League of Women Voters Oakland in collaboration with other community partners is hosting a "Community Round-table on: Climate Crisis in Oakland: What We Can Do".

Labor Video Project (2019-10-27). SF Protesters Demand Piñera Out! Stop Military Terror In Chile. indybay.org Dozens of Chileans and Chilean Americans protested the president and military repression in Chile…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-10-27). Impeachment Now? Or Never? indybay.org NPML | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

Veteran For Peace, Chapter 101 (2019-10-27). Right a Bell for Peace. indybay.org corner of Fourth and Santa Clara Streets | San Jose, California…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-26). The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde. globalresearch.ca Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.

WSWS (2019-10-26). Trump shifts from ending "forever wars" to sending tanks into Syria's oil fields. wsws.org While pitched as a defense against ISIS, the proposed occupation of the oil fields is aimed at denying vital resources to Syria's government.

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-26). Lithium, a Strategic Resource: Here's Why The US Wants To Break Bolivia To Bits With Hybrid War. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the political crisis in Bolivia, first published by Global Research in August 2016 | So I was scanning Telesur's website the other day and a pretty interesting story caught my eye. It said that Bolivia had begun exporting …

Washington's Blog (2019-10-26). The Caliphate Project, Made in America. Declassified U.S. Government Documents Confirm the US Supported the Creation of ISIS. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note: | First published in May 2015, this article reveals not only that the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, it also confirms that the Caliphate Project was designed in Washington. | See Screenshots Below from the title …

teleSUR (2019-10-26). Bolivians Abroad Helped Evo Secure Presidency. telesurenglish.net The reelection of Evo Morales for his fourth term as President of Bolivia was possible thanks to the votes of Bolivians residing abroad, according to an investigation carried out by Fato's Brazil. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Morales Officially Wins Presidency | "Bolivian immigrants, who live in neighboring countries that have neoliberal governments, gave the winning candidate a wide margin of difference over his opponent Carlos Mesa: 61 percentage points of advantage in Brazil and 74 percentage points…

teleSUR, jg -EF (2019-10-26). Bolivia Denounces Disrespect From Right-Wing of Electoral Decision. telesurenglish.net Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Diego Pary denounced the lack of respect from the right-wing opposition in Bolivia toward voters' decision to reelect Evo Morales as president, criticizing their attempts to damage the country after last Sunday's elections. | RELATED: | Morales Calls on Opposition Groups To Respect Electoral Result | At the 18th M…

Nikolai Malishevski (2019-10-26). The Pentagon's Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to an understanding of America's ongoing military and economic agenda in Afghanistan as well as its confrontation with Russia and China. First published in August 2012 (translated from Russian) | Curious information surfaced in the media [2012] — based …

teleSUR (2019-10-26). US Earns More Than US$30m Smuggling Syrian Oil: Russia. telesurenglish.net Russia's defense ministry says that the recent Pentagon decision to now boost U.S. troop presence in eastern Syria, near oil fields there to allegedly "deny access to the Islamic State," is actually "international state banditry" motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns. | RELATED: | Trump Lifts US Sanctions on Turkey, Says Ceasefire Permanent | Under U.S. military protection, loaded tanker trucks leave Syria to other nations and the profits…

WSWS (2019-10-26). Justice Department probe of Russia-Trump inquiry has become a "criminal investigation" wsws.org The Trump administration is using the Justice Department investigation as a counterweight to the House impeachment inquiry.

RT (2019-10-26). Butina's case is 'prosecutorial overreach': She did nothing illegal, but got 'harsh sentence' — freed gun activist's lawyer. rt.com Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who has spent over a year behind bars in the US on charges of being an unregistered Russian lobbyist, was essentially innocent but was caught up in anti-Russian witch hunts, her lawyer told RT. | Butina came to the US on a student visa in 2016 and was actively involved in pro-gun circles, namely the National Rifle Association (NRA) with a stated goal of expanding gun laws in Russia, which are quite restrictive. Yet, she was detained by the FBI in July 2018 on suspicion of conspiring to infiltrate the lobby group to promote Russian interests in the US. | The American media…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-10-26). Everyone Is Denouncing the Syrian Rebels Now Slaughtering Kurds. But Didn't the U.S. Once Support Some of Them? theintercept.com It's a lazy, cynical rewriting of history to pretend these groups have nothing to do with the U.S., or were never backed by the U.S., in their current form.

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-26). Trump's Antiwar Speech Deserved a Better Reception. truthdig.com There were parts of President Trump's latest speech on Syria, which, if read without the sound of The Donald's gruff, bombastic voice, sounded a whole lot like Bernie Sanders might've delivered it. | That's right, sandwiched between Trump's standard braggadocio about how he single-handedly secured "a better future for Syria and for the Middle East," and his cynical pivot to decry his opponents' supposed desire to accept "unlimited migration from war-torn regions" across the U.S. border, was one of the s…

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-10-26). At Least 10 Iraqis Killed on Second Protest Day in a Row. telesurenglish.net At least 10 more Iraqis were killed and dozens injured on Saturday as a result of ongoing clashes between protesters and security forces during protests against the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. | RELATED: | Iraq Takes International Legal Action to Kick Unauthorized US Forces Out | According to police and hospital sources the violence beg…

teleSUR (2019-10-26). California: 2 Million People Without Electricity, 50,000 Evacuated. telesurenglish.net Firefighters in California continue to combat several fires that have burned already large areas and keep 50,000 people evacuated from the path of destruction; meanwhile Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power company has cut off the energy supply to two million people. | RELATED: | US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment Process | Northern California is under a red flag alert because of the risk of rapid fire spread between Saturday night and noon on Monda…

Jake Johnson (2019-10-26). Hundreds of thousands expected to join 'historic nationwide mobilization' on eve of Trump impeachment vote. nationofchange.org "The night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump," progressive groups said of the anticipated action, "we'll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that nobody is above the law."

Evgeniy Spitsyn (2019-10-26). History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany. globalresearch.ca John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.

RT (2019-10-26). Climate apocalypse is coming, US Army says, eyeing opportunities for more intervention. rt.com A new US Army report envisions a bleak near future as a consequence of climate change, with power and water shortages, refugee flows — and also more opportunities for intervention and seizing natural resources in the Arctic. | Behind the dull title of "Implications of climate change for the US Army" lies a 52-page report by a team of scientists outlining apocalyptic scenarios: conflicts driven by hundreds of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels; collapse of the US power grid and transportation; and the inability of the Army itself to provide water for its troops, to name but a few. | Yet it…

The Real News Network (2019-10-26). Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial. dissidentvoice.org Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

teleSUR (2019-10-26). Italy: Government Addresses Migration Issues With Rescue NGOs. telesurenglish.net Italy's Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese on Friday held a meeting in Rome with representatives of humanitarian organizations that save lives in the Mediterranean to address issues related to migration to this European country. | RELATED: | Italian Govt. Allows Ocean Viking to Bring 176 Migrants Ashore | "It is a first step towards a direct dialogue…

RT (2019-10-26). Microsoft bags $10bn Pentagon contract for JEDI 'war cloud' project, edging out presumed frontrunner Amazon. rt.com After months of wrangling over the bidding process, tech giant Microsoft has landed the job to develop the Pentagon's multi-billion dollar "war cloud" storage system, a contract many assumed would go to Amazon. | Dubbed JEDI for short, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project has been in the works since November 2017, and sets out to revamp the Pentagon's computer storage system, upgrading to a remote "cloud" setup. It's not hard to see why tech firms have jumped at the opportunity to land the decade-long contract, however, worth a hefty $10 billion. | "This contract will address critical and urgent…

Kathy Kelly (2019-10-26). Trident Is the Crime. dissidentvoice.org On October 24, following a three-day trial in Brunswick, GA, seven Catholic Workers who acted to disarm a nuclear submarine base were convicted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor. The defendants face 20 years in prison, yet they emerged from their trial seeming quite ready for next steps in their ongoing witness. Steve Kelly, …

Shawgi Tell (2019-10-26). Charter School Advocates Are Hypocritical and Out-of-Touch. dissidentvoice.org On Monday, October 21, 2019, democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren issued her plan for K-12 public education. In it, she outlines her opposition to charter schools. A brief excerpt from a section of the plan titled, Combating the Privatization and Corruption of Our Public Schools, states: To keep our traditional public school systems strong, we …

Jordan Davidson (2019-10-26). Government loophole sacrificed $18 billion to Big Oil. nationofchange.org The loophole dates back to a 1995 law that urged companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico by offering oil companies a break from paying royalties on the oil produced.

WSWS (2019-10-26). More evidence of cover-up of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. wsws.org The damning disclosures underscore why the government is intensifying its efforts to suppress media freedom.

Ernst Wolff (2019-10-26). Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF. globalresearch.ca The following text is the forward to Ernst Wolff's book entitled : Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF, Tectum Verlag Marburg, 2014, www.tectum-verlag.de. The book is available in English and German. First posted on …

Majed Nehmé (2019-10-26). "Le guerre di Siria": resistenza, istruzioni per l'uso. globalresearch.ca "Mentono … e sanno che mentono … e sanno che noi sappiamo che mentono … Eppure continuano a mentire sempre più forte" | è la frase, scritta da Naguib Mahfouz, che Michel Raimbaud mette in evidenza nel suo libro "Les …

Mojmir Babacek (2019-10-26). Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain. globalresearch.ca From our archives. This important article first published by GR in August 2004 brings to the forefront the role of Psychotronic weapons as an instrument of modern warfare. | It should be understood, that Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons are fully operational …

Nikola Tesla (2019-10-26). Nikola Tesla on Wireless Technology, Describes a Cell Phone Back in 1926. globalresearch.ca "The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature …

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-10-26). Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? globalresearch.ca Is there an alternative to making war? Is there an alternative to destroying the planet? No one asks these questions because they seem absurd…

Lisa Barron (2019-10-26). Angels in the Bible in Six Depictions — Simulate. mintpressnews.com Owlcation ª Arts ª Divinity Angels in the Bible in Six Depictions Updated on Marchland 17, 2019 Trick Dash more Lav is a author based in Portsmouth in the Joined Realm who enjoys authorship on a all-embracing orbit of personal and pro interests. Impinging Writer St. Michael and fallen angels by Rubens, Seventeenth c | …

teleSUR (2019-10-26). UN: Antonio Guterres Concerned Over World Demonstrations. telesurenglish.net UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres expressed his concern for violence and life losses due to the repression by governments during the current worldwide "wave of demonstrations." | RELATED: | Israel Prevents UN Special Rapporteur from Traveling to Palestine | During a meeting with press, Guterres said that the phenomenon extends all the way "from Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean, and from Europe to Africa and Asia." He urged political leaders to "listen to people's problems…

Dean Baker (2019-10-26). Senator Warren is Exactly Right. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 31, 2019. (Photo: Lori Shaull/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-10-26). Man charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in the back of a lorry. thecanary.co A lorry driver has been charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in a trailer in Essex.Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 28 October.He is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.Robinson, who is known as Mo and is from Northern Ireland, was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.The charges came after a man wanted by Essex Police as part of the invest…

Jacob Bacharach (2019-10-26). Hillary Clinton Spoils the Party. truthdig.com In the middle of October, Hillary Clinton managed to perform a minor political miracle. By baselessly speculating that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was a "favorite of the Russians" and preparing to run as an independent, she revived one of the more quixotic, eccentric and moribund campaigns of this election cycle while spoiling a primary that has proved shockingly substantive for a major party in the United States. | Gabbard "clapped back," tweeting that Hillary was "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." The congresswoman then p…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

The Canary (2019-10-26). A million people march in Chile to protest against the government. thecanary.co Hundreds of thousands of protesters have marched in Chile's capital, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship.The huge throng surged toward a central plaza on 25 October as participants blew whistles, banged pots and pans and carried Chilean flags and posters demanding change.The diverse crowd included students, workers, parents and their children."All of Chile is marching here," Santiago mayor Karla Rubilar said, adding that there was hope as well as sadness among the demonstrators.According to Chile's human rights watchdog, more than 2,000 people have been…

susan_p (2019-10-26). New blow for US imperialism as Bolivia re-elects Evo Morales. greenleft.org.au anti-imperialism Fiona EdwardsIssue 1243 Bolivia BoliviaOctober 26, 2019Bolivian president Evo Morales, whose government has overseen improving living standards and a dramatic reduction in poverty while in power, has been re-elected. This is yet another blow for the ongoin…

Luna Williams (2019-10-26). 'The things I have seen…' The truth about seeking asylum in the UK. thecanary.co "On that journey, nobody cares if you live or die". These were the words of Cumar*, a young Somali man seeking refuge from Libya, when asked to talk about his experiences on the journey to Europe last year. "I thought it was bad in Somalia", he told UNHCR, "but the things I have seen since the journey here… people being electrocuted, being tortured, people dying"."Forced to flee from their homes": Cumar is one of around one million people worldwide who are forced to flee from their homes ev…

The Canary (2019-10-26). It's no wonder rape survivors fear they will not be believed, commissioner warns. thecanary.co People who are raped face a "culture of disbelief" when trying to obtain justice, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said.Dame Vera Baird QC said a combination of myths surrounding rape and a drop in the number of people prosecutions, despite record volumes of cases being reported to police, meant many survivors feel like they were unsupported by the criminal justice system.Dame Vera told the PA news agency how the lack of convictions was particularly disappointing given the good work of the #MeToo campaign in encouraging survivors to come forward.The former Northumbria police and crime commissio…

The Canary (2019-10-26). Hundreds to walk through London overnight to raise awareness of suicide. thecanary.co Nearly 1,000 people are expected to walk across central London overnight on 26 October to raise awareness of suicide. | The Lost Hours walk, organised by mental health charity Calm, aims to give those affected by suicide "an opportunity to deal with grief differently and defiantly". | It is the first of its kind to be organised and will begin at 11pm. | Walkers can choose to walk a 20-mile route from Greenwich to the Oval and back again, via Big Ben, or a shorter 10-mile route that finishes at the halfway point. | "We can't bring Ade back or change what has happened, but we can do something positive in his memory…

teleSUR (2019-10-25). China, Brazil Meet and Agree To Bolster Strategic Cooperation. telesurenglish.net China's policy to develop relations with Brazil from a strategic height and long-term perspective remains unchanged and their mutually beneficial cooperation will embrace a brighter future, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Harden Anti-Terrorist Law to Avoid 'Another Chile' | Xi's remarks came as he held talks with Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. | Xi said the world today is marked by…

Forrest Hylton (2019-10-25). Colombia Diary: Higher Ed Under Threat. counterpunch.org Recent events in Chile and Ecuador reverberate throughout South America and indeed the world. Confronted with violent government repression, by insisting on reasoned argument, critical thinking, and mass direct action, non-violent student movements in South America offer hope at a time when authoritarianism threatens democratic citizenship worldwide. In Colombia, one of Washington's closest allies in More

Forrest Hylton (2019-10-25). Colombia Diary: Higher Ed Under Threat. counterpunch.org Recent events in Chile and Ecuador reverberate throughout South America and indeed the world. Confronted with violent government repression, by insisting on reasoned argument, critical thinking, and mass direct action, non-violent student movements in South America offer hope at a time when authoritarianism threatens democratic citizenship worldwide. In Colombia, one of Washington's closest allies in More

Eds. (2019-10-25). Whitewashing neoliberal repression in Chile and Ecuador. mronline.org If the first casualty of war is truth, its self-anointed purveyors in the international media have much blood on their hands indeed. | Source

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (2019-10-25). MSM Denies 'Venezuela Treatment' to Rebellions in Chile and Ecuador. theantimedia.com Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against US-backed governments.

Eds. (2019-10-25). There's something that's ours on those streets and we're going to take it back. mronline.org In Lebanon, it was a tax on the use of WhatsApp; in Chile, it was the rise in subway fares; in Ecuador and in Haiti, it was the cut in fuel subsidies. Each of these conjunctures brought people to the streets and then, as these people flooded the streets, more and more joined them. | Source

teleSUR (2019-10-25). Over 1 Million People March in Chile's Largest Protest. telesurenglish.net Over one million people are marching in the streets of the Chilean capital, responding to the convocation of students and labor unions who organized on social media "The Largest March in Chile" on Friday afternoon, with rallies paralyzing major cities. | RELATED: | Chile Unrest: Rights Groups Warn of Dictatorship-Like Practices | The march started between 5-6 p.m., local time, from the Plaza Italia, demanding among others the government to send back the Armed Forces to their mi…

Heather Stroud (2019-10-25). Open Letter to PM Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid, and Kevin Hollinrake. dissidentvoice.org Dear Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid and Kevin Hollinrake, I feel compelled to write to you over my extreme concern regarding the health and well-being of Julian Assange. Please see the link below regarding the psychological torture that Julian Assange has been subjected to, both before leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy and since during his …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-25). She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children. counterpunch.org In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-25). She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children. counterpunch.org In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged More

Robert Fisk (2019-10-25). Beirut is Burning: Why I Don't Blame the Rioters. counterpunch.org I thought the days when I kicked burning tyres off roads had ended. I used to clear the road in Belfast in 1972. Then, often, I did the same in Beirut. But there I was yesterday, as my faithful driver Selim waited patiently for me to shake hands with the local militiaman and explain why More

Robert Fisk (2019-10-25). Beirut is Burning: Why I Don't Blame the Rioters. counterpunch.org I thought the days when I kicked burning tyres off roads had ended. I used to clear the road in Belfast in 1972. Then, often, I did the same in Beirut. But there I was yesterday, as my faithful driver Selim waited patiently for me to shake hands with the local militiaman and explain why More

Staff (2019-10-25). Judge Hands Democrats a Victory in Impeachment Inquiry. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday ordered the Justice Department to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats as they gather evidence for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | In a ruling that also affirmed the legality of the impeachment inquiry itself, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ordered the department to turn over the materials by Oct. 30. A Justice Department spokeswoman said it was reviewing the decision. The administration can appeal. | The ruling in favor of the House Judiciary Committee…