2019-10-31: Social Media Postees

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Convicted Anti-Nuclear Activists Speak Out: "Pentagon Has Brainwashed People"
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted on October 24 for their symbolic protest against nuclear weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base are now facing a two-to-three-month wait to hear their prison sentences. They could face more than …
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Video: Turkish-backed Forces Shell Russian Military Police in Northeastern Syria. US Says "We are not Going to Abandon (Our) Oil Fields"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
On October 29, a patrol of the Russian Military Police came under a mortar fire near the border village of Darbasiyah. The village is located just east of the Turkish-controlled town of Ras al-Ayn. The Russians were there to discuss …
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ISIS Announces Al-Baghdadi's Death and New Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The Islamic State militant group confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. forces in northwestern Syria and it vowed revenge against the United States. | RELATED: | Trump Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Dead in US Forces Raid | Baghdadi, an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, died during the swoop by U.S. special forces, President Donald Trump…
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Iraq's Prime Minister Resigns Amidst Largest Protests Since 2003
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-31
Iraqi security forces have killed hundreds of protesters who want to uproot the corrupt political system tied to Iran and established after the U.S. occupation.
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100 Killed, 5,500 Injured in New Wave of Protests in Iraq
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights said on Wednesday that 100 people have been killed and 5,500 others injured in the latest round of anti-government protests, which began Oct. 25. | RELATED: | ISIS Announces Al-Baghdadi's Death and New Leader | Most of the fatalities occurred during clashes between protesters and security forces deployed to protect the headq…
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Iraqi PM Will Only Resign if Replacement Found: President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is ready to resign only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, President Barham Salih said Thursday, as tens of thousands gathered in Baghdad to demand an end to the current system of government. | Abdul Mahdi, who despite promising reforms and a broad reshuffle of his cabinet has struggled to address protesters' demands. He has refused calls for an early election made by his erstwhile main supporter, populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. | "The prime minister had previously agreed to submit his resignation if the blocs agree on an acceptable replacement in o…
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Chile and Her History of Western Interference
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country's major cities, since the return to 'democracy' in 1990. A weeklong of fire, teargas and police brutality, left at least 20 people …
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Australian police violently attack climate change protestors
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
The incident marks a further escalation of state repression in Australia against protest and dissent.
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Yemen Runs Out of Fuel and Last Hospitals Close
Randi Nord | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
While the mainstream media focuses on condemning President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, Yemen faces a national health crisis. The last functioning hospitals across multiple major cities in Yemen will shut their doors and stop providing services …
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Why Those "Endless Wars" Must Never End
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
Donald Trump's declared intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria as a preliminary step toward reducing our regional military presence has elicited bipartisan condemnation expressed in the strongest terms. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Self-Determination for Syria! U.S. Out Now!
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
A furious bi-partisan warmongering outburst of opposition met President Trump's mid-October announcement that U.S. troops were being withdrawn from Northeastern Syria. Engineered by the Democrats, and joined by the top spokespersons of the twin parties of war, racism and environmental destruction, they denounced Trump and passed an instant congressional resolution demanding that the estimated 1,000…
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Syrian Woman to Ivanka: "How Shameless, You Are Proud Your Father Murders Us"
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
This article was originally published in 2017. | Ivanka Trump on Twitter, how shameless you are to be proud of your father's murderous bombings of Syria. Are you both afraid because Syria is protecting Syrians from foreign terrorists armed and funded …
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Washington threatens to fight Syria and Russia for oil
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
The restatement of US objectives in seizing Syria's oil fields came amid border clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops.
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Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, notably in Syria, presented Baghdadi and ISI with an opportunity for swift expansion as the Syrian government lost control of large parts of the country. Al-Baghdadi sent seasoned militants and fighters, money and weapons to establish Jabhat al-Nusra as the leading rebel organisation, though its dependence on ISI was at first kept secret.
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An Open Letter to Donald Trump: You Are Putting the World at Grave Risk
César Chelala | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
What is rarely considered is that most of those immigrants and their children come from countries where the U.S. has supported their most murderous regimes and actively destroyed their democratic forms of government. (Photo: Syrian refugees/ Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Don't Make Zuckerberg America's Political Truth Czar
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
Politicians lie. Not all of them. Not every time. But most of them, from both "major" political parties, lie. A lot. It's not always easy to tell when they're lying. It's not always easy to prove they're lying. Often, it's not even easy to tell if they're just lying to us or to themselves as…
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Killing Julian Assange: Justice Denied When Exposing Official Wrongdoing
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The hideous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues and many observers are citing his case as being symptomatic of developing "police state" tendencies in both the United States and in Europe, where rule of law is being subordinated to …
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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that Nobody is Talking About
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
Palestine's Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world's most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: "The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective". One…
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Demonstrations Escalate in Haiti Demanding the Resignation of Washington-backed Regime
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
A new round of popular unrest in Haiti on October 27 has left two people dead and many others injured. | On October 25 and 27, the embassies of France and Canada were firebombed by angry crowds. | Since August the rising …
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Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Call For New National Mobilization
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) called on citizens to join the national mobilization that will take place on November 8 in defense of the 2016 Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | Colombian Indigenous Group Laments Murder of 5 Leaders | "We call on all Colombian society to stand up in defense of life, rights and territories," ONIC senior ad…
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Russia's Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Nears Completion
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Russia has the world's largest natural gas reserves. Iran ranks second. Both nations have far larger reserves than the US, Saudi Arabia and other countries. | When completed, Russia's Nord Stream 2 will be the world's longest underwater pipeline, able to …
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Greta Thunberg to Join LA Youth Strikers FRIDAY to Demand Action on CA's Fossil-Fueled Climate Crisis
commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
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Bolivia's Boiling with Color Revolution Unrest
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The narrow re-election of long-serving Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this month during the first round of voting has been exploited by his internal and external foes alike as the trigger event for inciting preplanned Color Revolution unrest in this …
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An Open Letter To Twitter Regarding The Safe Space It's Created for Nazis
Barrett Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
Text of email sent to press@Twitter.com, 10/25/2019 Sirs- This is Barrett Brown. I'm a longtime journalist and the recipient of the National Magazine Award for commentary, the New York Press Club award for humor, the Folio award for best local coverage, and other such awards in recognition of my journalism and opinion writing. I'm also…
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Attack on WikiLeaks Is an Attack on Independent Journalism
Dr. Nozomi Hayase | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D, is a trained liberation psychologist and widely published journalist. She has authored the book "Wikileaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening". In an exclusive interview with Eresh Omar Jamal, Hayase talks about WikiLeaks' …
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We Already Have a Wealth Tax. It's Just Paid to Hedge Fund Managers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
Volatility in the markets is very scary for ordinary U.S. citizens who face real repercussions from economic downturns. But this volatility is positively golden for traders on Wall Street and at hedge funds. | I spent seven years working on Wall Street, and the traders I knew prided themselves on making money whether the market was crashing or surging. That's why I'm so skeptical of the now two billionaire hedge fund managers who predict a market crash if Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders is elected pr…
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Class struggle in its Prime: Amazon's scheme to buy Seattle election
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-31
Amazon is hoping to pick up some Seattle city council seats next week, sparing no expense in a quest to fill them with new representatives who won't have the crazy idea that capitalists ought to pay more in taxes. Dumping an additional million dollars into the coffers of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce's political …
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Carbon Capture Could Save the Planet
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-31
If the world is to avoid dangerous overheating, some climate scientists say, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is essential. But compared with other ways of tackling global heating, it is a method that is developing slowly. | Norway, though, one of the world's biggest oil producers, has been successfully using carbon capture since 1996. Now, Norwegian scientists say, the rest of the world must learn to do so as quickly as possible, arguing that all large industrial plants could and should capture and store the carbon dioxide they…
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California Burns…It Always Has
Scott Silver | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
As California burns, the press is offering all number of explanations for why this is so; naming everything from drought and climate change, to lack of sufficient acres of prescribed burns and forest thinning, to the failure of PG&E to properly maintain the electrical grid. The 'problems', or so the press would have the public…
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Rep. Ro Khanna Calls for PG&E to Become Publicly Owned
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
Extreme winds of up to 60 miles per hour caused new fires to erupt across southern California Wednesday, prompting tens of thousands to evacuate. The blazes are just the latest in a spate of climate change-fueled fires threatening the state. In Northern California, firefighters have finally beat back the Sonoma County Kincade Fire that had forced nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes over the weekend. Nearly all evacuees in the region have now been allowed to return to their homes and the utility giant Pacific Gas…
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Private Firefighters, Housekeepers, the Incarcerated Protect Homes From Fires
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
As climate-fueled fires rage across California, we look at how the blazes are disproportionately affecting some of the state's most vulnerable communities. As a growing number of wealthy homeowners hire private firefighters to protect their properties for up to $3,000 per day, domestic workers and gardeners who tend to some of the most opulent homes in Los Angeles attended work despite the Getty Fire evacuation order earlier this week. Many of their employers failed to even tell them not to come…
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From California to El Salvador, Climate-Driven Displacement Is on the Rise
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
As part of the push for a Green New Deal, Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced legislation to support international refugees displaced by environmental disasters and climate disruption, and are continuing to challenge the Trump administration's immigration crackdown and ongoing quest to unravel what little progress the government has made on climate. | The bills would create a "global resilience…
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From Climate Denial to "Green" Petroleum: Massachusetts Accuses Exxon Mobil of Deceptive Messaging
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-10-31
Exxon Mobil's relationship with the New York Times is a case study in how the fossil fuel industry's climate denialism has evolved over the past 20 years. Beginning in the 1970s, Exxon Mobil published an "advertorial" every Thursday on the New York Times editorial page. The quarter-page, essay-style ads were designed to mimic a Times op-ed. Starting in the 1980s, doubt about the seriousness of human-driven climate change was a repeated theme. The ads came with titles including "Apocalypse no," "Reset the alarm," "Less heat, more light on climate change," and "Climate change: a degree of uncertainty." | According…
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The FBI is Tracking Our Faces in Secret. We're Suing
Kade Crockford | aclu.org | 2019-10-31
Many of us wear masks on Halloween for fun. But what about a world in which we have to wear a mask every single day to protect our privacy from the government's oppressive eye? | Face | recognition surveillance technology has already made that frightening world a | reality in Hong Kong, and it's quickly becoming a scary | possibility in the United States. | The FBI is currently collecting data about our faces, irises, walking patterns, and voices, permitting the government to pervasively identif…
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Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-31
Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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Keeping the Peace Is Far More Complicated Than Waging War
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
Compassion, policing—these words don't go together! (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Equities Soar While Real Economy Plummets. Deep Recession Ahead?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
On Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed at a record high, the Dow and Nasdaq just shy of record territory. | Yet according to economist John Williams, noted for reengineering official data to how it was accurately calculated decades earlier, the …
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Euro-Med: Light Sentencing of Israeli Soldier is a 'Green Light to More Violations'
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-10-31
The Israeli sharpshooter who killed an unarmed Palestinian teen in Gaza, was sentenced to 1 (one) month of community service, was described by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) as 'a green light to more violations'. Othman Rami Helles, 15, was shot in the torso, on the 13th of July 2018, …
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Activists To Pressure Facebook After Twitter Bans Political Ads
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
Twitter's ban of paid political adverts may not have much impact on the campaign for the presidency, it does heighten pressure on rival Facebook over its policy of not fact-checking ads from politicians. | RELATED: | AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg Over 'Far-right Dinner Parties' | Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton said on…
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South America, Again, Leads Fight Against Neoliberalism
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The presidential election in Argentina pitted the people against neoliberalism and the people won. What happens next will have a tremendous impact all over Latin America and serve as a blueprint for assorted Global South struggles. | *** | The presidential election …
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Impeachment Inquiry Vote Will Determine Legacies of U.S. Representatives
commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
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'Nobody Is Above the Law' Mobilizations Build Mass Momentum As Impeachment Inquiry Vote Hits Capitol Hill
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House Democrats Approve Trump Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a resolution put forth by Democrats that will dictate the rules and processes of the official impeachment inquiry aimed at President Donald Trump. | The final vote of 232 to 196 was along strict party lines, with just two Democrats voting against the resolution, no Republicans voting in…
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Full House votes to approve Trump impeachment roadmap
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-31
WASHINGTON–The full U.S. House voted to approve today, 232 to 196, an impeachment roadmap, making the inquiry an official one and detailing the next steps, including open public hearings. The vote maker almost inevitable the day the full House will make Trump the fourth president in U.S. history impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. The …
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Ford Canada announces more job cuts as GM prepares final shutdown in Oshawa
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
The announcement is part of an ongoing $11 billion global restructuring program initiated by Ford last year.
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The 'Saving Grace' of Donald Trump's Presidency
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-31
Let us stipulate at the outset that Donald Trump is a vulgar and dishonest fraud without a principled bone in his corpulent frame. Yet history is nothing if not a tale overflowing with irony. Despite his massive shortcomings, President Trump appears intent on recalibrating America's role in the world. Initiating a long-overdue process of aligning U.S. policy with actually existing global conditions just may prove to be his providentially anointed function. Go figure. | The Valhalla of the Indispensable Nation is a capacious place, even if it celebrates mostly white and mostly male diversity. Recall that in the ei…
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Argentina elections: A move forward or just a swing of the pendulum?
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-31
There was good news out of Argentina for the working-class movement at the beginning of this week, as the neoliberal government of right-wing President Mauricio Macri was thoroughly trounced at the polls. Macri, of the "Together for Change" coalition, lost heavily in the presidential race to Alberto Fernández of the "Front for Everybody" coalition, which …
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Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Olive Farmers
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-10-31
Illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers Wednesday, throwing rocks, and injuring at least three harvesters. In the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonists from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, threw …
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Beirut is Burning: Rebellion Against the Elites has Commenced
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-31
Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the "Paris of the East", is covered in smoke. For years I was warning that the country governed by corrupt, indifferent elites, could not hold together indefinitely. …
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Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
In Bridgeton, on the northern edge of St. Louis County, Missouri, a fire burns underground in a vast landfill, creeping closer and closer to a pile of radioactive waste from the World War II era that was dumped there back in the 1970s. This "subsurface smoldering event," as these odorous, high-temperature chemical reactions are called, at the West Lake Landfill has burned continuously for almost a decade now, keeping nearby residents all too aware of the Superfund site in their backyard. | For years, m…
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Alberta's Conservative government tables class-war budget
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
The maiden budget of Alberta's right-wing populist United Conservative Party government makes devastating across-the-board public spending cuts.
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Donald Trump and the New, New World Order
John Grant | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
When the going gets weird, the weird go pro. (Hunter Thompson) For weeks, I've been reading New York Times stories that, as a military veteran of the anti-war movement for the past 35 years, really blow my mind. For one thing, President Trump is in a domestic, political war with what he and his allies call…
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CIA-Trained Afghan Forces Behind War Atrocities, Report Finds
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-31
ISLAMABAD — Heavily armed men burst into the home in the middle of night, hustling four brothers into separate rooms, their hands bound. Afghan special forces then shot them in the head and heart. The operation, the CIA-trained Afghan unit said, targeted Islamic State militants in a remote region of eastern Nangarhar Province. | In reality, the raid took place in the province's capital of Jalalabad, within earshot of Justice Ministry offices. In an interview with The Associated Press, the family said the dead brothers included a school teacher and an assistant to a member of Afghanistan's parliament. The tr…
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A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians
Andrew Quilty | theintercept.com | 2019-10-31
On the night of March 8, 2019, four staffers at a Swedish-run health clinic in Afghanistan's Wardak Province ate together, talked around a thermos of tea, and bedded down for the night in the guard's room. They were awakened some time later by the thump of helicopter rotors followed by distant explosions echoing from farther up the Tangi Valley. The sounds were not unusual in Wardak, where for 20 years there has been little respite from war, and the four went back to sleep. | The men were jolted awake again sometime after midnight. The main gate to the clinic, which was next to the guard's room, had been blown in…
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What It Means to Experience America's Wars From a Computer Screen Away
Allegra Harpootlian | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
Think back to the last time you cried at work. Did the tears come after your boss sent you a curt email? Or when you accidentally cc'd (instead of bcc'd) everyone? Maybe you just had a really, really long day and that one last little misstep pushed you over the edge. In my case, I…
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"Debt Forgiveness" and The Rosetta Stone — What Does It Say?
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The Rosetta Stone, as you may recall, is a large piece of rock that's in London's British Museum. It was rediscovered in 1799 by French army officer Pierre-Franàßois Bouchard, one of Napoleon's soldiers on a trade campaign in Egypt …
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Lebanon's "Revolution" Is Without Revolutionary Ideology
Dr. Ali Kadri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
There is a revolution in Lebanon without a revolutionary ideology. It is spontaneous, and if memory serves one well, spontaneous revolutions end up badly for the left. Although the left was at its peak in the less spontaneous German uprising …
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Grenfell Tower: The Most Serious Cover-up of Institutional Negligence in Recent British Legal History?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The Kensington Local Authority in London must be relieved. They knowingly authorised the conversion of an existing fire-safe, residential tower block into a potential fire-bomb that would tragically consume itself with nearly everyone inside, yet no one official has been …
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New York Times Confirms: It's Trump Versus the "Deep State"
Robert W. Merry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The New York Times on Thursday published a remarkable piece that essentially acknowledged the existence of an American "deep state" and its implacable hostility to Donald Trump. The Times writers (fully five on the byline: Peter Baker, Lara Jakes, …
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Video: 5G Wireless Is Not Safe. Former President of Microsoft Canada, Frank Clegg
Frank Clegg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Frank Clegg has spent over 40 years in the technology sector. | "It is important that we understand that 5g is not just an incremental number on our cellphones, …" | Here are some important facts about 5g: | 1. 5g technology has | …
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Navigating the Media Maelstrom
David DeGraw | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The multi-tabbed, multi-screen, multi-channeled, multi-media prism through which we currently experience the world is already wreaking havoc with our ability to think clearly. | The constant competition between signals clawing for attention erodes our 'working memory' ‚Ää- ‚Ääthe neural architecture associated …
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Poisoned: 10 Protected Species Endangered by Pesticides

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Chemical pesticides pose an escalating threat to some of the nation's most imperiled wildlife, according to a new Endangered Species Coalition report released today. | The report, Poisoned: 10 American Species Imperiled by Pesticides, describes how the massive overuse of …
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Is There a Color Revolution in the Making in Lebanon?
Sonja van den Ende | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
This article is a continuation of my last article about what's really going on in Lebanon. According to many Lebanese and my regular taxi driver and friend in Beirut, Hussein, Lebanon no longer exists for the Lebanese. According to the …
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Globalisation's Corroding Edifice
Dara Leyden | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
The World Bank's World Development Report (WDR), published every year since 1978, plays a similar role to that of the state of the union address in the US, in which the president hopes to keep the faith of the …
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France Seeks to Limit Radiation Exposure from Cell Phones
Microwave News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
French health officials want cell phone users to be better informed of potential risks and are urging them to take precautionary steps to limit their radiation exposures. | The move comes after an government health and safety agency ( ANSES) …
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Trump's Hidden Attention to Detail…in Avoiding Accountability
Eleanor Eagan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
With each passing day, President Trump's criminal syndicate looks weaker. Until recently, hoping for defections on the scale we're seeing now might have seemed like a pipe dream, but it turns out that several of Trump's former associates do have limits on what they will tolerate (even if it is sometimes puzzling where exactly they…
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A Touch of Plagiarism: the Nazari Precedent
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The academy is filled with wonder. There are professors who cannot teach. There are associate professors who cannot write. There are tenured academics who have been promoted on the basis of being able to be the fourth author on all their papers, able to put and patch together an abstract and jot down a signature.
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53206: The Poverty of Politics
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The proposed plant (Strauss Meats) straddles Milwaukee's 53206 zip code, notorious for its de-industrialization induced blight and poverty. Century City is the rebranded 80 acre "business park" that once housed A.O. Smith, once the largest producer of auto and truck frames in the United States. At its peak, it employed nearly 8000 industrial union workers. These jobs delivered solid incomes to African-Americans in the 53206 and adjacent zip codes. A.O. Smith's closure, along with a larger deindustrialization underway in Milwaukee, struck a death blow to middle-class aspirations for many of the city's African-Amer…
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Scary Movies for Anarchists to Watch in the Dark
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The horror film is hands down the most woefully underrated genre in cinema. Art at its very finest provokes and there is no subject more provocative than death. Death is the only existential constant in the human experience. Like it or not, we are all born to die. So it only follows that human beings…
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China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded its fourth plenary session in Beijing on Thursday, with the release of a communique on major issues concerning the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and governance capacity building. | RELATED: | China-CELAC Aim At Further Cooperation, Strengthening of Ties | At this plenary session, which was held from Oct 28 to 31, China's President Xi Jinping was entrusted by the CPC central Committee's Political Bur…
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Australian and New Zealand students speak after lecture on 70th anniversary of Chinese Revolution
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
"The real root ideas of socialism were not implemented in China from the bottom-up. I learnt that Trotskyism is internationalism, but Mao did not agree with that perspective."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/31/crin…

Trump says Melania 'wouldn't cry her eyes out' if he were shot — joke explodes on Twitter
rt.com | 2019-10-31
US President Donald Trump has, apparently, confirmed that his wife Melania would not be moved to tears if he happened to get shot — and Twitter has quickly taken it as a window into the first couple's much-discussed marriage. | Speaking to a Republican audience at a private fundraiser at the Trump Hotel in Washington on Tuesday, Trump brought up the 2017 shooting of House minority whip Steve Scalise. | Trump recalled that, when he visited Scalise in hospital, the politician's wife had "cried her eyes out" — a reaction he would not, apparently, expect from Melania — or most wives, for that matte…
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'Terrorizing the Populace': Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
"The CIA has enabled abusive Afghan forces to commit atrocities including extrajudicial executions and disappearances." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Study: 300 Million Face Severe Risk of Climate-Fueled Coastal Flooding by 2050
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-31
As a shocking new report finds that many coastal cities will be flooded by rising sea levels by 2050, Chile's President Sebastián Piñera announced Wednesday that the U.N. Climate Summit in Santiago has been canceled. Anti-inequality protests have entered their third week in the country with protesters calling for the Piñera government to resign. The U.N. said it is now looking for an alternative venue for the annual climate meetings. Meanwhile, a dire new report has warned 300 million people are at risk from rising sea levels, with the most vulnerable populations concentrated in the Global South. According to the…
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Ro Khanna Condemns GOP For Attacking Civil Servants to Shield Trump As House Votes on Impeachment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-31
The House of Representatives is holding a historic vote today to formalize the impeachment process against President Trump. The probe centers on whether Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. As the House votes today, lawmakers are continuing to question key Trump administration behind closed doors, including the top Russia official on the National Security Council, Tim Morrison. On Wednesday, House Democrats also requeste…
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As California Burns Again, Rep. Ro Khanna Calls for PG&E to Become Publicly Owned Utility
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-31
Extreme winds of up to 60 miles per hour caused new fires to erupt across southern California Wednesday, prompting tens of thousands to evacuate. The blazes are just the latest in a spate of climate change-fueled fires threatening the state. In Northern California, firefighters have finally beat back the Sonoma County Kincade Fire that had forced nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes over the weekend. Nearly all evacuees in the region have now been allowed to return to their homes and the utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric said Wednesday it would begin restoring power to the 365,000 customers who were plung…
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As Rich Hire Private Firefighters, Housekeepers Go to Work in Fire Zone & Prisoners Fight CA Blazes
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-31
As climate-fueled fires rage across California, we look at how the blazes are disproportionately affecting some of the state's most vulnerable communities. As a growing number of wealthy homeowners hire private firefighters to protect their properties for up to $3,000 per day, domestic workers and gardeners who tend to some of the most opulent homes in Los Angeles attended work despite the Getty Fire evacuation order earlier this week. Many of their employers failed to even tell them not to come in. Meanwhile, of the more than 4,000 firefighters currently working across the state, at least 700 are California pris…
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Telling the Truth Has Become an Anti-American Act. The Real Dangers of Nuclear War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Stephen Cohen and I emphasize that the state of tension today between the United States and Russia is more dangerous than during the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. For calling needed attention to the risk of …
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Solidarity with Rojava continues to grow
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
international solidarity Fred FuentesIssue 1243 Australia RojavaOctober 31, 2019More trade unions have come out in opposition to Turkey's invasion of the Kurdish majority, northern region of Syria, commonly known as Rojava. | The Construction, Forestry, Mining and…
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Are belching cows really driving climate change?
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
Climate Agriculture Alan BroughtonIssue 1243 AustraliaOctober 31, 2019All three major greenhouse gases are influenced by farming practices. | Farming's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions has centred on methane produced by ruminant animals: cattle, sheep, goats. This…
greenleft.org.au/content/are-belching-co…

"Inside America's Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Issue 3 of garrison journal has my long cover story — "Inside America's Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies," and many other insightful articles. I highly recommend it. This is writing that goes deep and can not be found …
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Syria's groundbreaking constitutional talks: 'a clear success of mediation' says Guterres in Turkey
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-31
Mediation is "one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in the Turkish capital on Thursday.
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Climate experts pledge to scale up high-altitude fight against mountain melt
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-31
The UN's weather watchdog and partners committed on Thursday to a new initiative to ramp up observation and prediction technology that will help address the challenges of climate change, melting snow and ice, and water-related hazards.
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Two jaw-dropping minutes in a BBC interview were the best gift Labour could get
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-10-31
BBC radio host Emma Barnett interviewed Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 31 October. And the discussion contained two absolutely jaw-dropping minutes after the MP raised one of his party's key messages in the election: that it is on the side of "normal working people", not the tax-dodging billionaire class. | What followed was an absolute gift to the Labour Party: | "I don't think anyone in this country should be a billionaire" "Why on earth shouldn't people be able to be billionaire…
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'Just the First Step': House Democrats Approve Trump Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
"This resolution ensures transparency, advancing public disclosure of deposition transcripts, and outlying the procedures for the transfer of evidence to the judiciary committee to use in its proceedings," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Congress approves 'impeachment' resolution authorizing Schiff's secret probe of Trump
rt.com | 2019-10-31
The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution authorizing the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, despite Republican opposition arguing that the "Soviet-style" bill lacks transparency and due process. | The 232-196 vote ended up being almost entirely along party lines, with only two Democrats voting against and no Republicans voting for the resolution. | The White House has reacted to the outcome with a statement saying that "with today's vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules," adding that the "un…
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Impeachment, mass protest & the urgency to end the Trump Pence regime
UUSF Morning Forum | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | 1187 Franklin St. at corner of Geary | San Francisco…
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Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
NPML – Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…
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Trump, Turkey and the Kurds – signs of a crumbling U.S. empire
UUSF Morning Forum | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. corner of Geary Ave. | San Francisco…
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Urgent: Stand up for Rojava in the Face of Turkish Aggression
Hang Erdo | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
Fighting and airstrikes continue during the ceasefire. Brutal Turkish artillery, jihadis employed by Ankara, and airstrikes have created 200,000 internally displaced persons and threaten the very existence of the emancipatory self-government in Rojava and the Kurds themselves. Today they are using tanks to push toward one of the last major cities, Tel Tamir, to push the people into the desert. Please stand up in solidarity!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/29/1882770…

Desieire Quintero Killed – Help her Son
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
Desieire Quintero was fatally crushed by a falling tree at her campsite in the Pogonip Park in Santa Cruz. She was the lead plaintiff in a historic civil rights lawsuit filed against the city of Santa Cruz.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/29/1882771…

Bernie, Liz, and Rosa
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
"Bernard Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are from different parties but agreed on 93 percent of votes in the 115th Congress (2017-18). It is unusual for two members of different parties to agree on so many votes. Out of 583 votes in the 115th Congress, they agreed on 543 votes, including 40 major votes." –ProPublica The…
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Chile Bailed on the UN Climate Talks. Here's Why It Matters
Emilie Prattico | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Chile's failure to fulfill its commitment is yet another sign that our future is in the hands of people we cannot trust.
thenation.com/article/chile-climate-cop2…

Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest
Sam Husseini | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest…
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Impeachment Just Got Real
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Impeachment Just Got Real…
thenation.com/article/trump-congress-imp…

Iraqi regime responds to mass protests with brutal crackdown
wsws.org | 2019-10-30
The Iraqi police and security services have killed at least 250 people and injured thousands in a crackdown against the mass protests that erupted earlier this month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/30/germ…

1 killed as rocket hits checkpoint 'METERS' from US embassy in Baghdad
rt.com | 2019-10-30
A rocket has struck a checkpoint inside Baghdad's Green Zone, killing one Iraqi soldier and injuring another, Iraq's security forces have confirmed. It struck some 50 meters from the gates to the US Embassy, media reports say. | Two rockets were reportedly fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone area of Baghdad on Wednesday night. Iraqi military sources confirmed one soldier was killed and another wounded, but did not elaborate. | Some media reports indicated, however, that the area was targeted by mortar fire. | The Green Zone is a walled-off district in the heart of the Iraqi capital where government bui…
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Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-30
Sunday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. In 2004, Al-Baghdadi had been captured by U.S. forces and, for…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/30/camp-bucca-a…

Chile Suspends Hosting of APEC and COP25
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-30
Chile has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where the United States and China had been expected to take major steps toward ending a 15-month-old trade war that has slowed world economic growth. | RELATED: | Chile: Thousands March, Demand Constitution Change | Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said he had taken the "painful" decision to cancel the summit in Santiago, as well as a high-profile international gathering on climate change in December, to focus on restoring law…
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Protests across the U.S. tell Greyhound: ICE off our buses!
Special to Workers World | workers.org | 2019-10-30
Demonstrations targeting Greyhound for its collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement took place in a national day of action in cities across the U.S. on Oct. 25. The coordinated actions were in response to a call from a coalition of organizations, including Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE), Laundry . . . | Continue reading Protests across the U.S. tell Greyhound: ICE off our buses! at Workers.org
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