2019-11-04: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-04). Illegal Loggers in Amazon Kill Indigenous Leader Paulo Paulino Guajajara. truthout.org An Indigenous forest protector named Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot dead in the Amazon by illegal loggers on Saturday. It is the latest incident in a wave of violence targeting Indigenous Land Protectors since the election of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro last year. Guajajara was killed when he and another forest protector were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers inside the Araribóia reservation in the northeastern state of Maranhà£o. We speak with Joà£o Coimbra Sousa,…

Eds. (2019-11-04). The revolution isn't being televised. mronline.org It's all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel MoàØse, who many see as a kleptocratic U.S. puppet. In Ecuador, huge public manifestations managed to force President Lenín Moreno to backtrack on his IMF-backed neoliberal package that would have sharply cut government spending and increased […] | Source

Rafael Neves (2019-11-04). In Peru's Operation Car Wash, Prosecutors and Witness Doctored Testimony to Avoid Contradictions. theintercept.com Ler em português | Leer en Español | Peru has experienced some of the most turbulent episodes involving Operation Car Wash, the far-reaching corruption probe that began in Brazil but has roiled politics across Latin America. Four Peruvian presidents have been caught up in the scandal; one of them, Alan García, took his own life right before being arrested last April. | The investigation into graft involving lucrative public works contracts has centered on the Brazilian construction g…

WSWS (2019-11-04). Protests erupt after Peruvian government approves controversial Tía María mining project. wsws.org Peasant farmers have blocked roads and confronted police after Peru's government approved construction of the mine, which will harm the fragile ecosystem of the Tambo Valley in the southern Andes.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-11-04). Latin America: Is Canada Trying to Create Another "Illegitimate" Government? counterpunch.org Bolivia has recently had a presidential election that without foreign interference would have passed without notice outside Latin America. President Evo Morales was re-elected democratically to a forth term without the need of a run-off election with incumbent Carlos Mesa, which shows his strength as the chosen candidate. However, nine days after the elections the More

commondreams (2019-11-04). A Dark Day for Press Freedom in Turkey After Politically Motivated Trial Injustice. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-11-04). Wildcat strike by sanitation workers against CHP administration in Maltepe, Turkey. wsws.org Simultaneous with the Maltepe municipal workers' strike, workers in other municipalities, including àúskàºdar, Ata≈üehir, ƒ∞stanbul, Aliaƒüa, ƒ∞zmir, Aydƒ±n, and elsewhere are protesting against austerity and layoffs.

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-04). Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) Exacts Revenge on Turkey for Selling Al-Baghdadi Out. globalresearch.ca A carbomb exploded [1] in northern Syria killing 13 and wounding 20. The blast on Saturday ripped through a crowded market in Tal Abyad, a town recently occupied by Turkish-backed militant proxies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-04). How Does Controlling Syria's Oil Serve Washington's Strategic Objectives? globalresearch.ca Before the evacuation of 1,000 American troops from northern Syria to western Iraq, the Pentagon had 2,000 US forces in Syria. After the drawdown of US troops at Erdogan's insistence in order for Ankara to mount a ground offensive in …

RT (2019-11-04). 'Like a giant ISIS recruiting poster': Trump's Syrian oilfield occupation slammed by 'moderate' rebel recruiter Biden. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden — who, back in the good old Obama administration days, lobbied for the arming of 'moderate' rebels in Syria — slammed Trump for downgrading the US military to an oilfield occupation force. | "Leaving troops behind like [Trump's] doing now — he says that what he wants to do is we're going to occupy the oil fields and we're going to take 'em," Biden told the Wall Street Journal. He expressed deep regret that the vacuum left by the withdrawal of US troops has disastrously been filled by the (legitimate) Syrian government, Russia, and (probably worst of al…

Mustafa Dahnon (2019-11-04). The Killing of Baghdadi: Syrians Recall Terrifying Night of US Raid. globalresearch.ca Although it is situated in a war zone, the Syrian village of Barisha is a largely sleepy and picturesque place. | Some 6,000 people live in the village that lies 5km from the Turkish border, and there are also about 1,000 …

Daniel Warner (2019-11-04). Syria Talks: Is Jaw Jaw Better Than War War? counterpunch.org The opening of Geneva talks of a Syrian constitutional committee organized by the latest UN representative for Syria, Geir Pedersen, brings to mind the famous adage attributed to Winston Churchill; "It is better to jaw jaw than to war war." One hundred fifty Syrians from the government, opposition and civil society are meeting in the More

Mnar Muhawesh (2019-11-04). Media Backs Billionaire President as Chileans Protest Privatization. mintpressnews.com Chile's right-wing President Sebastian Piñera recently declared war. He wasn't referring to a foreign government, but to his own people. He even ordered tanks and the military to the streets. | An estimated 20 protesters have been killed and over 500 injured. | Since October 14th, millions of Chileans have taken to the streets, rocking what is normally one of Latin America's most stable countries. | Chileans are in an uproar over rising taxes on public transportation, growing income inequality, and a broken pension system. | Many are demanding Piñera's resignation, even after he has tried to appease the protes…

Steve Sweeney (2019-11-04). Iraqi Communists condemn repression, say "moment of real change" has arrived. peoplesworld.org Iraq's Communist Party called for a new type of government and for the momentum of the current uprising to continue until its demands are realized as roads were blocked in Baghdad on Sunday. A party statement branded the current system a "terrible failure at all levels" as mass anti-government protests over unemployment, corruption, and poor …

John Feffer (2019-11-04). The Islamic State and Trump's Delusion. counterpunch.org Even before the recent raid that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the erstwhile head of the Islamic State, Donald Trump had spoken of how he had single-handedly defeated the caliphate. "Now, when I came, the caliphate was all over the place," the president said apropos of nothing during a news conference with More

Staff (2019-11-04). Iraqi Demonstrators Demand Changes to Bush-Era Constitution. truthout.org Dubai's Al-Akhbar al-An reports that further large…

teleSUR (2019-11-04). Thousands of Catalan Activists Protest Spain's Royal Visit. telesurenglish.net Thousands of demonstrators banged on kitchen pots and chanted "Catalonia has no king!" on Monday to protest a visit by the Spanish royal family to the capital of the region that has been rocked by weeks of pro-independence demonstrations. | RELATED: | Counter-Protest Against Independentists Organized in Barcelona | Attended by King Felipe, his wife Queen Letizia and two daughters, the venue of the Princess of Girona young talent awards ceremony in Barcelona were heavily guarded…

Ian Goodrum (2019-11-04). Congressional bill on Hong Kong lays bare U.S.' colonial ambitions. peoplesworld.org Well, here we are again. The United States continues to run its mouth about the Hong Kong protests, this time in the form of legislation. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3289, deemed the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act." It was approved by voice vote so an exact tally can't …

WSWS (2019-11-04). UN rapporteur Nils Melzer warns: Julian Assange may die in a British prison. wsws.org Melzer's statements confirm that the British government, acting on behalf of the US administration of President Donald Trump, is seeking nothing less than Assange's psychological and physical destruction.

Nils Melzer (2019-11-04). Julian Assange's Life May be at Risk. UN Expert on Torture Sounds Alarm. globalresearch.ca The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has expressed alarm at the continued deterioration of Julian Assange's health since his arrest and detention earlier this year, saying his life was now at risk. | Mr. Assange was sent …

Irina Slav (2019-11-04). Nord Stream 2: There's No Stopping the World's Most Politically Charged Pipeline. globalresearch.ca This week, Denmark granted Gazprom approval for its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, a project that is set to bring 55 billion cubic meters of Russian gas into Europe annually. It is one of the most controversial pipeline projects …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-04). The Missing Pieces of the Al-Baghdadi Execution Puzzle. globalresearch.ca Casting aspersions over the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia's seasoned Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed [1] while speaking to Rossiya 24 broadcaster that the Islamic State and its slain "caliph" were the spawns of the United States. Being …

Staff (2019-11-04). Trump's Obsession With Ukraine Has Deep Roots. truthout.org During the 2016 campaign candidate Donald Trump was always a bit odd about Russia. He claimed he knew Russian President Vladimir Putin, then denied he knew him a dozen different times. He insisted that the Ru…

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-04). Russia Is "Skeptical" of the US Sponsored' "Indo-Pacific" Concept. globalresearch.ca The interview that Russian Prime Minister Medevedev gave to the Bangkok Post during his recent visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit there served to remind everyone of Russia's skepticism towards the US' "Indo-Pacific" concept, which he believes reduces …

RT (2019-11-04). US Treasury sanctions Khamenei's son & Iran's General Staff on 40th anniversary of American embassy takeover in Tehran. rt.com Nine people, including the son of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, were blacklisted by the US on the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. | The new round of sanctions against Tehran were announced on the US Treasury Department's website. | Khamenei's son, Mojtaba Khamenei, is an influential religious and political figure in the country, with European sources previously mentioning his name among the possible successors of his father as Iranian supreme leader. | Iran's head of judiciary and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's chief o…

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2019-11-04). Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen's Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine. globalresearch.ca The country of Yemen, known in the medieval period as "Green Yemen," is one of the most extensively terraced areas of the world. There, Yemeni farmers transformed rugged mountain slopes into terraces and built dams like the Great Marib, a …

Kevin Zeese (2019-11-04). Now Is the Time to Win National Improved Medicare for All. globalresearch.ca National improved Medicare for all is making tremendous progress during the 2020 election cycle. Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate for it, are achieving record numbers of contributions and performing strongly in the polls. …

Staff (2019-11-04). Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan. truthdig.com In an interview with ABC, the Vermont senator warns his 2020 rival's latest proposal could harm workers' wages and suppress growth.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-11-04). Now Is The Time To Win National Improved Medicare For All. dissidentvoice.org National improved Medicare for all is making tremendous progress during the 2020 election cycle. Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate for it, are achieving record numbers of contributions and performing strongly in the polls. Candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden, who opposes Medicare for all, and Senator Kamala Harris, …

Staff (2019-11-04). Criticize But Don't Demonize China. truthdig.com GUANGZHOU, China — This week, the Berggruen Institute's 21st Century Council met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and then gathered in this city-region of 22 million inhabitants for the fourth "Understanding China" conference. The theme this time was China's plans for the next phase of "reform and opening up" and what the Chinese leader calls "the new globalization." | In his opening remarks, Xi framed the discussion. "You can't understand China," he said, "unless you understand its path to development, which is linked to globalization. China will never close its opening to the world." | Zhu Min…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-04). US Blames Palestinians for Israeli State Terror Against Them. globalresearch.ca Israel is a police state, masquerading as democratic, State terror is the favored strategy against millions of Palestinians. They endure mass arrests, abductions, imprisonments for political reasons, torture, and other forms of persecution. | In its latest quarterly report through September, …

Dan Bacher (2019-11-04). PG&E's Outlandish Lobbying in California. counterpunch.org The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), again in the spotlight of the national and international news media because of its shutoffs of electricity to millions of Californians as fires now rage throughout the state, spent $876,445 on lobbying from January 1 to June 30 of his year. This latest spending comes after the utility spent nearly $10 More

commondreams (2019-11-04). 350 Action on Trump's Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-11-04). Former neo-fascist candidate attacks mosque in French city of Bayonne. wsws.org The entire political and media establishment bears heavy political responsibility for these attacks, creating the filthy political climate that encourages right-wing elements to carry them out.

commondreams (2019-11-04). 350.org on US Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-11-04). U.S. Tells U.N. It Is Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal. truthdig.com It files formal notice on the first day it could do so; the process takes a year. Critics call it a reckless failure of leadership.

commondreams (2019-11-04). Trump to Quit Paris Accord, End U.S. Obstruction of Global Climate Progress. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-11-04). Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial Case. therealnews.com Longtime ExxonMobil CEO and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in a case pitting the company against the state of New York. ExxonMobil faces civil charges of defrauding investors by funding climate denial, even as its own scientists studied the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction.

CP Editor (2019-11-04). Remembering the Greensboro Massacre of 1979, When KKK & Nazis Killed 5 People in Broad Daylight. counterpunch.org

Wim Laven (2019-11-04). Should You be Afraid of the Fascists in Your Community? counterpunch.org I get accused of "being over-the-top" and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in large part, by me being a vocal and active contributor to the public discourse about issues of peace and justice. I am called a "snowflake" for responding to those who support—or even promote—rape culture. More

Staff (2019-11-04). A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice. therealnews.com "These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system." Baltimore Ceasefire's Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence.

Ajit Singh (2019-11-04). The NBA-China outrage reveals how free speech is being crushed by Washington's new Cold War. thegrayzone.com Contrary to its claim to universally protect free expression, the NBA has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to sanction its players'…

Ajit Singh (2019-11-04). NBA-China outrage reveals how free speech is being crushed by Washington's new Cold War. thegrayzone.com Contrary to its claim to universally protect free expression, the NBA has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to sanction its players'…

Ralph Nader (2019-11-04). Axe the Max: Buffeting Boeing CEO's Rope-a-Dope in Congress. counterpunch.org This past week, Boeing's deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings — one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg's mismanagement and implied criminal negligence. Muilenburg's actions allowed Boeing's marketeers to overrule Boeing's engineers so that Boeing could circumvent More

RT (2019-11-04). Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation. rt.com Facebook has rebranded as all-caps FACEBOOK in order to remind people "which company makes the products they use," inviting mockery from social media as it dodges the problems plaguing the billion-user mega-platform. | Facebook will slap the new all-caps logo in a thin-lettered typeface on its subsidiaries, while its old logo will remain the identifier for the Facebook app and social network, the social media behemoth announced on Monday. | As for the issues that have seen CEO Mark Zuckerberg hauled into Congress and raked over the coals by Facebook users? Those can wait for another day, apparently. | Also on…

RT (2019-11-04). 'I (won't) be back': Why is the latest 'Terminator' such a flop? rt.com Far from a return to form, 'Terminator: Dark Fate' has flopped at the box office. Was the movie's failure the result of misogyny, or indifference toward a Hollywood that doesn't know when to put an old dog down? | Billed as a worthy successor to 1991's universally-loved 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', 'Dark Fate' had a big pair of cyborg boots to fill. After a slew of uninspiring sequels, the return of series creator James Cameron as producer was seen as a good omen, and critics scored the flick higher than any entry since 2003's 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'. | But demand for the film was not as great as…

Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond (2019-11-04). Horses and Humans: On and Off the Track. counterpunch.org Images of thoroughbreds stumbling, becoming maimed and collapsing ignited outrage in the wake of record numbers of horse racing deaths in 2018 and 2019. One thousand racehorses were injured on the track and subsequently euthanized in 2018 in the United States alone. Alarm about the high death toll has centered on the hazardous weather conditions in which horses are made to run as well as the sport's ubiquitous use of "performance enhancing" drugs. Amphetamines, caffeine and anabolic steroids hype them up while anti-inflammatory and anti-bleeding medications deaden maimed horses' pain so that they can be raced in…

Nick Licata (2019-11-04). The Price of "Progress" counterpunch.org In Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress, author Christopher Ryan proposes the most controversial explanation offered today for what is wrong with our world. The problem began with advent of agriculture which gave rise to civilization: the movement of human activity from a life of cooperative community foraging together to one of individual competition for More

John W. Whitehead (2019-11-04). They Live, We Sleep. counterpunch.org "You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." — They Live We're living in two worlds, you and I. There's the world we see (or are made to see) and then there's the More

Ron Jacobs (2019-11-04). The Boos at the Ballgame Were Just the Beginning, Mr. Trump. counterpunch.org The cry of the mighty who are falling is growing louder. In the case of the USA it's a combination of angry accusations based on a confused bluster of humanity in the White House whose phalanx of fools exists so deep within its own perception of itself its members cannot conceive of their leader being More

Juan Lopez (2019-11-04). Let's beat Trump first. peoplesworld.org In the event a Democrat ends up winning the 2020 presidential elections, an acquaintance expressed an over-zealous preoccupation with the need for progressives to come up with and press for more advanced programmatic solutions once the elections are over. In my view, he is putting the cart before the horse. If Trump gets re-elected, we could possibly …

Staff (2019-11-04). "No Reason to Call Witnesses," Says Trump of Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org As the Trump administration stonewalls House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, with multiple witnesses being blocked from or refusing to testify, President Donald Trump on Monday morning asserted that "there is no reason" for Congress to receive testimony from anyone. | Trump's comments came after news broke that four White House officials who were scheduled to speak to House committees on Monday will…

teleSUR (2019-11-04). Get Me Roger Stone: Trial of Trump Adviser to Begin on Tuesday. telesurenglish.net The criminal trial of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser and ally Roger Stone is set to begin Tuesday parallelly as the U.S. president faces a highly publicized impeachment inquiry. | RELATED: | US: Televised Impeachment Hearings Can Damage Both Parties | The trial will start with jury selection, and opening statements could begin as…

teleSUR (2019-11-04). Trump's Accounting Firm Must Hand Over 8 Years of Tax Returns. telesurenglish.net President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday, the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret. | RELATED: | Trump: Possible Trade Agreement With China to be Signed in Iowa | The ruling by a unanimous three-judge panel of the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed the ability of prosecutors to enforce a subpoena for the returns aga…

teleSUR (2019-11-04). China Urges East Asia to Uphold Multilateralism and Free Trade. telesurenglish.net Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Monday on all East Asian nations to maintain the region's cooperation on the right track, upholding multilateralism and free trade at the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Thailand. | RELATED: | Trump: Possible Trade Agreement With China to be Signed in Iowa | Li urged leaders to work together to build an open world economy so as to forge ahead economic globalization to a "direction of openness, inclusiveness, balance and win-win cooperation." | The Chinese…

Jeremy Corbyn (2019-11-04). British Labour: The Future Is Ours to Make, Together. globalresearch.ca Today we are launching the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen to bring real change to our country. | If you want to live in a society that works for everybody and not just the billionaires, if …

Akela Lacy (2019-11-04). Two Surging Candidates Could Make Philadelphia Far More Progressive. Democrats Are Going to War to Stop Them. theintercept.com The Democratic Party is less than enthusiastic about two rising third-party campaigns, echoing national tensions between progressives and the establishment.

Staff (2019-11-04). Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. truthout.org Pushing further toward its goal of "extreme vetting," the Trump administration is creating a new center in suburban Virginia that will allow immigration agents to access, for the first time, the sprawling array of information scooped up by America's intelligence agencies, from phone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency to material gathered by the CIA's spies overseas to tips from informants in Central America. | This classified, potentially derogatory, information will eventually be used to scr…

Jerry Lembcke, Tom Wilber (2019-11-04). Dateline Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi: The Moratorium Days Against the War, 1969. counterpunch.org On November 26, 1969, Mrs. Trinh Thi Ngo, known to Americans as "Hanoi Hannah", read over Radio Hanoi an introduction to a tape provided from Hoa Lo prison, just a city block away: "Now listen to a US pilot captured over North Vietnam on the occasion of the [American] Thanksgiving Day." "To the Vietnam Moratorium More

Philip A Farruggio (2019-11-04). The Circus Never Left! globalresearch.ca Remember, those who can, the utter joy of going to the circus as a child? It was quite an experience to walk through the sideshow, watching the clowns or viewing the main acts on center stage. This writer sat there, …

Arabi Souri (2019-11-04). Erdogan Terrorists on Terror Frenzy in Tal Abiad and Aleppo City. globalresearch.ca At least 19 civilians were killed and others injured in a car explosion in the center of the occupied city of Tal Abiad, northern Raqqa countryside, and two others injured by mortars in the Nile Street Market in the city …

Askiah Adam (2019-11-04). MH17: The Quest for Justice. globalresearch.ca Introduction | On Saturday, 17th August 2019, an international conference, "MH17: The Quest for Justice" was held at the International Islamic University Malaysia (UIIM) in its Main Auditorium in response to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Report made public in …

Greta Berlin (2019-11-04). Walking Through Aleppo: "Why Did Your Government Do This". I Don't Want to Hear You Say, "I'm Sorry." globalresearch.ca We had spent most of the day in the destroyed Armenian quarter of Aleppo. Nothing remained to be salvaged, the foreign mercenaries, supported by the US and its lapdogs had made sure of it. The most beautifulplace in Aleppo was …

DR Bachar al-Assad (2019-11-04). Video: President Assad: "Trump is the Best American President … Because He is the Most Transparent" globalresearch.ca President Bashar al-Assad: "As for Trump, you might ask me a question and I give you an answer that might sound strange. I say that he is the best American President, not because his policies are good, but because he …

Junaid S. Ahmad (2019-11-04). Pakistan: "Father of the Taliban" Attempts to Oust Imran Khan Government. globalresearch.ca "After more than a year in power, the popular Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI (Movement for Justice) ruling government is confronting its most dangerous assault yet. Despite the country being dogged by unscrupulous, criminal, and illegal capital flight by …

Ali M. Latifi (2019-11-04). Life in the Most Drone-bombed Country in the World. globalresearch.ca Khalid still remembers the first time he heard about drones. He was 10 years old, sitting in his school classroom in Khogyani, a district near the Durand Line in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. A group of his friends animatedly discussed …

Don Fitz (2019-11-04). Dams, Rivers and Lakes: "Dammed" Good Questions About "The Green New Deal". Ten Problems. globalresearch.ca Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves …

Joseph Thomas (2019-11-04). Glyphosate: US Pressures Thailand Over Monsanto Poison Ban. globalresearch.ca Under Thailand's new government, efforts to ban toxic pesticides and herbicides including those made by US agricultural giant Monsanto were first accelerated, and have now finally succeeded. | Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul bluntly stated that "the …

The Global Research Team (2019-11-04). Global Research vs. Media Manipulation: We Need Your Support! globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | In an increasingly polarized world, political spin and media manipulation on complex issues are commonly used tools, creating dividing lines in the sand. Global Research provides a perspective free from the vested interests of major corporation-backed media. | If …

commondreams (2019-11-04). As Brazil Tries to Recover From Huge Oil Spill, ExxonMobil and Chevron Bid to Dig Even More Into the Country's Oil Reserve. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kim C. Domenico (2019-11-04). To Overthrow Radical Evil, the Revolution Must Go Deep. counterpunch.org "Red tape and foolish effort, William, are what this outrageous, moribund and postliterate society demands from its elders, while what we should be giving is our wisdom." — Hayden Carruth, Doctor Jazz "Lawyers and laws and courts and penal systems are nearly immobile before a shaken society, which is making civil disobedience a civil (I More

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-04). US Report on Terrorism Omits Its Leading State Sponsor and Perpetrator. globalresearch.ca The State Department issues annual reports on global terrorism by country. What's omitted is most important. | What's reported about nations on the US target list for regime change is fabricated, part of its propaganda campaign against sovereign independent countries Washington …

teleSUR (2019-11-04). Buenos Aires Celebrates Queer Diversity in Massive Pride Parade. telesurenglish.net Thousands of revelers marched on Saturday through the streets of Buenos Aires for the annual pride parade to celebrate queer diversity and demand rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community. | RELATED: | Chilean Protestor: 'I Was Raped by Police' | Participants began to gather in the morning at the Plaza de Mayo. They marched towards the National Congress building in the afternoon via the Avenida de Mayo, which was quickly flooded with multicolored flags…

Staff (2019-11-04). Emboldened by Bolsonaro, Illegal Loggers in Amazon Kill Indigenous Leader Paulo Paulino Guajajara. democracynow.org An indigenous forest protector named Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot dead in the Amazon by illegal loggers on Saturday. It is the latest incident in a wave of violence targeting indigenous land protectors since the election of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro last year. Guajajara was killed when he and another forest protector were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers inside the Araribóia reservation in the northeastern state of Maranhà£o. We speak with Joà£o Coimbra Sousa, a field coordinator and legal adviser for Amazon Watch, in Sà£o Luís in the northeastern state of Maranhà&pou…

Staff (2019-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2019. democracynow.org Four White House Officials Refused to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Turkish-Backed Forces Accused of War Crimes in Northern Syria, Sen. Warren Releases Details on Her Medicare for All Plan, Trump to Nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to Lead FDA, EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash, Group of Automakers Sides with Trump Admin in Fight over Fuel-Efficiency Standards, NYT: Major U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Could Expire Without Being Replaced, Mali: Over 50 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Military Post, Anti-Government Protests Continue to Sweep Iraq, Lebanon & Algeria, Brazilian Indigen…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-04). After Apple Announces it Will Pledge $2.5 billion to Solve California Housing Crisis it Created, Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org "We cannot rely on corporate tax evaders to solve California's housing crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-04). Naomi Klein and Youth Environmental Leaders to Join Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez in Iowa for Climate Crisis Summit. commondreams.org "We've never seen something like this in U.S. history. In 2020, Green New Deal voters could determine who wins the Iowa caucuses, and from there the presidency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-04). Report Shows How World's Top Capitalists Driving Humanity 'Head-On Into' Global Climate Emergency. commondreams.org A "striking" report published Monday by the U.K.-based charity ShareAction exposes how the largest U.S. asset managers are "overwhelmingly" stalling corporate efforts to tackle the climate crisis despite those companies' public proclamations and the growing demands for bold action from people around the world. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-04). Delivering 'Catastrophic Message in a Moment of Great Urgency,' Trump Formally Begins Ditching Paris Climate Deal. commondreams.org As President Donald Trump's administration on Monday took the first step to formally withdraw from the Paris agreement, climate campaigners reiterated concerns about the United States ditching the landmark 2015 deal that aims to bring countries together to tackle the climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-11-04). Nigel Farage claims he'll 'hurt the Labour vote' as right-wing infighting intensifies. thecanary.co Nigel Farage has said his Brexit Party will hurt Labour in "the most extraordinary way" in the forthcoming General Election. | Farage has been accused by furious Tories of putting Brexit at risk with his plans to run candidates in more than 600 constituencies in the poll on December 12. | The Leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg warned the Brexit Party leader was in danger of snatching "defeat from the jaws of victory" if he persisted with his plan. | However Farage — previously the leader of Ukip — said that his "number one target" would be Labour Leave voters who he said had been "completely betray…

The Canary (2019-11-04). SDLP not fielding candidates in three seats in bid to stop DUP Brexiteers. thecanary.co The SDLP has announced it will not stand in three constituencies in the north of Ireland in a bid to facilitate pro-Remain candidates. | The nationalist party will not put forward candidates in North and East Belfast and in North Down as it attempts to prevent DUP Brexiteers winning those seats. | The move in North Belfast will give Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane a better chance of unseating DUP deputy leader and longstanding MP Nigel Dodds, who has a majority of just over 2,000. | The decision not to field a candidate in the north of the city for the first time in the party's history has prompted claims of hy…

James Cusick (2019-11-04). Johnson and Cummings — Police Hand Criminal Evidence to Prosecution Agency Over Brexit Campaign. globalresearch.ca Evidence that could lead to criminal charges against the pro-Brexit campaign led by Boris Johnson and his key adviser, Dominic Cummings, has now been passed by police to the criminal prosecution authorities, openDemocracy has learned. | Last year, the Electoral

RT (2019-11-04). 'You know': Ambassador Yovanovitch's 300-page testimony reveals only assumptions, innuendo and what's in the papers. rt.com The highlights of impeachment testimony paint Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch as a victim of character assassination by corrupt Ukrainians and US President Donald Trump. We read through all 317 pages to see what's actually inside. | Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee last month, and the transcript of the all-day proceedings was among the first made public by Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) on Monday. Schiff's office also released a nine-page "high…

RT (2019-11-04). House Intelligence Committee releases first transcripts in Trump impeachment probe (READ THEM HERE). rt.com Formerly secret interviews with former US Ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and State Department adviser Michael McKinley have been made public by the House, as part of the Democrats' impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. | House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-California) released the transcripts of the interviews on Monday, under the rules of House Resolution 660. Adopted by the House last week, over the objections of all the Republicans and two Democrats, the resolution retroactively authorized the impeachment probe three committees had been conducting, and put Schiff in charge of it. | Also…

Global Research News (2019-11-04). Selected Articles: President Assad Tells the Truth About ISIS-Al Baghdadi. globalresearch.ca Lying is a money making activity and lies are commodities. There is a profitable global market for media and public figures committed to spreading disinformation. | Needless to say, "Telling the Truth", on the other hand, Is Not a Money-Making Proposition. …

Nick Estes (2019-11-04). America Fears the Past. thenation.com America Fears the Past…

Phyllis Bennis (2019-11-04). Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here's How to Get It Back. thenation.com Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here's How to Get It Back.

Aaron Maté (2019-11-04). Trump's Impeachment Lures Democrats Into a Cold War Mentality. thenation.com Trump's Impeachment Lures Democrats Into a Cold War Mentality…

Jeet Heer (2019-11-04). Sanders and Warren Have to Tame Nancy Pelosi. thenation.com Sanders and Warren Have to Tame Nancy Pelosi…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2019-11-04). "Japanization" and Abenomics: The Saga of Japan's Falling Economy. globalresearch.ca For last thirty years, the world has been watching the saga of downfall of the Japanese economy. | In particular, the world has been watching with curiosity and even worry about the amazing adventure of Abenomics. | The disappointing performance of the …

Alfred de Zayas, Urs Gasche and F Zollmann (2019-11-04). The US Tramples on International Law. indybay.org The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have over a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.

Dan Bacher (2019-11-04). As CA expands oil drilling, Trump plans to frack on 1.2 million acres of federal lands. indybay.org Opponents of the Trump fracking expansion plan disagreed that promoting fracking and oil drilling on federal lands was "responsible energy development." In response to release of the EIS, Food & Water Action Senior Central Coast Organizer Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino called expanding fracking and drilling "the epitome of irresponsibility." | "At a time when the climate crisis demands that California move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, it is the epitome of irresponsibility to expand fracking and drilling in our state. The climate-charged wildfires raging throughout California and the loss of life and…

Lynda Carson (2019-11-04). Trump impeachment inquiry, migrant vs migrant. indybay.org Earlier today in Oakland after the House of Representatives voted for the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution, I was curious in regards to how the migrants felt about this. Oakland is a land of migrants, and there are around 135 different languages spoken in this city.

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (2019-11-04). Harvest Peace and Social Justice Craft and Info Fair. indybay.org First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | Fellowship Hall | 1140 Cowper Street | Palo Alto, CA 94301…

Tom Anderson (2019-11-04). Fierce resistance continues in northeast Syria against Turkey's illegal invasion. thecanary.co Turkey's invasion of northeast Syria (aka Rojava) is facing fierce resistance from local defence forces. On Sunday 3 November, for example, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported that they had destroyed a Turkish military vehicle: | #SDF destroyed a Turkish BMB, an armored vehicle to transport military personnel. Kerry-anne Mendoza (2019-11-04). BBC swings into full propaganda mode to rescue Boris Johnson from an election-ending day. thecanary.co In a remarkable piece of timing, the BBC has made warning against "politicising" the NHS its top story. This came with Jeremy Corbyn due to visit a hospital and announce major healthcare plans, and just days after Boris Johnson was booed out of a hospital. To even the most ambivalent bystander, it looks a lot like the BBC is coming to the rescue of a troubled prime minister. And the execution has been more troubling than the timing. | The visit from hell: | Despite BBC cameras managing to cover every sniffle against Labour leader Corbyn, they seemed to miss the most significant electoral moment of last we…

The Canary (2019-11-04). Mothercare UK becomes the latest in a long line of retailers to enter administration in 2019. thecanary.co Mothercare has become the latest UK retailer to feel the pressure of the recent downturn affecting the high street.The baby-product business has announced plans to appoint administrators for the UK retail arm after years of tumbling sales and periodic shop closures.Last year, the company announced 55 store closures, but more could be on the cards unless the retailer secures a last-minute rescue deal. | Uncertainty among consumers and a drive towards online shopping has put pressure on Mothercare as well as a lot of its neighbouring retailers.According to auditing giant KPMG, 44 retail businesses entered administr…

United Nations (2019-11-04). UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria. un.org The head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-launched offensive which began last month.

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Colombia: 6th Indigenous Person Killed in Cauca in a Week. telesurenglish.net The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) denounced Saturday the murder of another member of the community in the municipality of Toribío, the sixth murder that occurs in a week in the department of southwest Colombia which has been plagued with violence. | "Indigenous authorities confirm a new murder in the village of Loma Linda, municipality of Toribío. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Alexander Vitonas Casamachin," the CRIC said in its Twitter account. | The human rights coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Cabildos of North Cauca (ACIN), Eduin Mauricio Capaza, condemned the murder of…

teleSUR (2019-11-03). At Least 120 Injured in Iraq's Main Port As Unrest Continues. telesurenglish.net At least 120 people were wounded Saturday during clashes between protesters and Iraqi security forces in the country's main port of Um Qasr, which is located near the oil-rich city of Basra. | RELATED: | Iraqi Protesters Block Roads, Demand End to Foreign Meddling | According to the public and independent Iraqi Human Rights Commission, people were injured after security forces dispersed the crowds of protesters with tear gas but also with live ammunition fire. The port has been c…

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