2019-11-05: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Gunmen Kill Mormon Family Members in North Mexico. telesurenglish.net Gunmen have killed up to nine members of a U.S. Mormon family, believed to be mainly children, in the latest massacre to afflict Mexico, family members said. | The victims belonged to the LeBaron family from a breakaway Mormon community that settled in the hills and plains of northern Mexico decades ago. | Two relatives Alex and Julian LeBaron told Reuters nine people had died, though a government source only confirmed five. | It was unclear what motivated the killings, which took place on Monday on a dirt road between Chihuahua and Sonora states, both bordering the United States. | A video posted on social…

Monica Moorehead (2019-11-05). New York City forum on Chile uprising, myth of 'Thanksgiving,' surge of U.S. strikes. workers.org Nieves Ayress Moreno The New York chapter of Workers World Party held a forum on Nov. 2 featuring three dynamic women speakers on important struggles at home and abroad. Stephanie Tromblay, Huron/Metis nonstatus and of mixed Southeast Indigenous heritage, officially opened the meeting by reminding everyone: "We meet on stolen . . . | Continue reading New York City forum on Chile uprising, myth of 'Thanksgiving,' surge of U.S. strikes at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-11-05). Forty-nine Malian soldiers dead in Islamic State attack, as protests grow against French-led war. wsws.org The attack came last Friday on a Malian army outpost at Indelimane, near the border with Niger, as the seventh year of the French-led war in Mali was drawing to a close.

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Bolivia: Audios Linking Civic, Ex-Military and US in Coup Plans. telesurenglish.net The Radio Education Network of Bolivia (Erbol) leaked 16 audios involving opposition leaders who are calling for a coup d'etat against the government of President Evo Morales, a political action which would have been coordinated from the U.S. embassy in the Andean country . | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo: OAS Report Must be 'Techincal, Not Political' | Among those mentioned…

Alan Macleod (2019-11-05). #Bernieblackout: The Media Isn't Even Hiding Its Anti-Bernie Bias Anymore. mintpressnews.com From blackouts to cheap visual editing to outright hostility, the corporate media is pulling no punches in its effort to undermine Bernie Sanders and his egalitarian message.

WSWS (2019-11-05). Elizabeth Warren unveils her "Medicare for All" electoral gimmick. wsws.org The ruling elite will resist to the end any infringement, however minimal, on its ability to accumulate wealth at the expense of the working class.

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro Across the Country. telesurenglish.net Brazil's student organizations, social movements, unions, and progressive parties on Tuesday held protests across the country with the motto, "For justice, democracy and rights. For Marielle, enough of Bolsonaro!" | RELATED: | 'Brazil Needs More Democracy', Lula Replies to Bolsonaro's Son | "Let the Latin American winds reach Brazil. Everyone to the streets…

Staff (2019-11-05). Protesters in Chile Have Been 'Murdered, Tortured, and Disappeared'. therealnews.com Chile's President Piñera says foreign intervention and a conspiracy are behind the recent protests. But protesters say what's happening is an explosion of long-contained rage against poverty, inequality, and oppression.

Ajamu Baraka (2019-11-05). History Demands: Turn Imperialist Wars into Wars Against Imperialism. counterpunch.org "Now is the time to throw off all hesitation, open up new fronts of struggle and to launch every protest, demonstration, and anti-imperialist action — from the ballot box to the barricades — as an act to deepen the crisis of imperialism. "Every protest against police and white civilian murder of our people, every mass More

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2019-11-05). "Robbing" Syria's Oil to Thwart Syria's Recovery. globalresearch.ca In the name of what the US president called "securing the oil" or what the Pentagon chose to describe as an attempt to "protect" Syria's oil, the US is basically indulging in what can, in simple terms, be described as …

South Front (2019-11-05). Video: Syrian Army Prepares for Advance in Northern Lattakia. globalresearch.ca In response to a recent escalation in northern Lattakia, the Syrian Army has deployed a batch of reinforcements south of the militant-held town of Kbani. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian military leadership is also considering to deploy units from …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-05). Syrian Army Defends Civilians from Sectarian Terrorist Threat in Northeast. globalresearch.ca Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued to pull back as agreed, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian military allies have taken positions through much of the northeast of Syria, to counter the Turkish invasion. There …

Scott Ritter (2019-11-05). Our Kurdish Hero…the Terrorist? globalresearch.ca In the past month, the name and image of General Mazloum Adbi, the commander of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, has become well known to Americans. The decision by President Trump to precipitously withdraw U.S. forces …

Jason Ditz (2019-11-05). Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Withdraw Troops From Syria. theantimedia.com The idea of the bill is to remove any troops in Syria that do not have Congressional approval to be there, which is all of them.

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Isabel Allende: Trump is a 'Fool' for Denying Climate Change. telesurenglish.net Chilean writer Isabel Allende said Monday she is bemused by how U.S. President Donald Trump can deny climate change, adding that it was a foolish stance to take. | RELATED: | Australia's Premier to Ban Climate Boycotts | "How is it possible that the President of the United States denies climate change, with what that means in terms of policies, of image, of the message he gives to the world? Who can deny it? Only a fool can deny it," she said as she was in Barcelona to pick up the International Barcino…

Arabi Souri (2019-11-05). US Sponsored Chaos: Iraqi Security Foil a Terrorist Attack Against Baghdad Protesters. globalresearch.ca Iraqi security forces managed to arrest a terrorist plotting to carry out terrorist bombings against the protesters in a special operation south of Baghdad, he goes by the pseudonym 'Abu Haroun'. | The counter-terrorist unit discovered a stash of weapons, explosives, …

teleSUR (2019-11-05). 13 People Killed in 24 Hours as Iraqi Protests Intensify. telesurenglish.net The Iraqi security forces killed 13 protesters in the past 24 hours, abandoning weeks of comparative restraint to unleash live gunfire in a bid to crush demonstrations against the political parties that control the government. | RELATED: | At Least 120 Injured in Iraq's Main Port As Unrest Continues | After eight people were killed during the day on Monday, security forces shot dead at least five others overnight or early on Tuesday, including one killed with live fire at a funera…

WSWS (2019-11-05). Death toll mounts as Iraqi protests defy repression. wsws.org At least 260 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded since protests against unemployment and social inequality erupted last month.

John Stanton (2019-11-05). America's Education System: Teaching the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing. globalresearch.ca "Ask students to read for more than a couple of sentences and many will protest that they can't do it. The most frequent complaint that teachers hear that it's boring. It is not so much the content of the …

Philip Giraldi (2019-11-05). We Are All Palestinians. globalresearch.ca In spite of the fact that Israeli snipers continue to shoot scores of unarmed protesting Gazans every Friday with virtually no coverage from the media, there are some signs that the ability of Israel and its friends to control the …

WSWS (2019-11-05). Bipartisan drive to outlaw protest in Australia. wsws.org Prime Minister Morrison adopted the fascistic language of US President Donald Trump, accusing climate change demonstrators of "economic sabotage."

Binoy Kampmark (2019-11-05). Crushing Anti-Mining Protest in Australia. counterpunch.org The Prime Minister of Australia is fuming. Having made his mark on Australian politics by being the mining sector's most avid defender, Scott Morrison was disturbed by the week's events in Melbourne that saw clashes between police and protesters outside the sixth annual international mining and resources conference. It made sense for the protesters to More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-11-05). Great Britain is Reaching for Nationalism Over Economic Sense. counterpunch.org Britain is becoming more and more like Northern Ireland. This should be a comfort to Arlene Foster and the DUP as they rue their betrayal by Boris Johnson over the Irish border. Northern Irish politics have always been dominated by the competing agendas of the Catholic/Irish nationalists and the Protestant/Unionist communities. In practice, both the More

Howard Lisnoff (2019-11-05). Wealth and All That Glitters. counterpunch.org The generation of baby boomers gave rise to a stable of cultural heroes who became multimillionaires. They were actors, writers, musicians and some of those took part in protest. There was one major difference about this stable that set them apart from the rest of us during that era of protest, and that was they More

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2019-11-05). Media Debates as Russia Pushes into Africa. globalresearch.ca Since the collapse …

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-05). Improved Russia-India Ties To be Balanced with Improved Russia-China Relations. globalresearch.ca The visit of new Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to Moscow from 5-7 November along with a 50-member military-technical business delegation will continue the trend of improving Russian-Indian defense ties after their comparative weakening over the past few years, though …

commondreams (2019-11-05). NIAC Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-11-05). The Trump Doctrine Demands a Democratic Response. truthdig.com I've been publishing anti-war material for more than five years now. Seeing as I only retired this past February, I did most of my dissenting while still on active duty, and much of it during the Obama years. During that time, the overwhelming majority of hate mail in my inbox—and sometimes my actual mailbox—almost always came from the political right. Then Trump was elected, occasionally said some modestly prudent things about ending endless war in the Middle East, and when I dared write approvingly about those words, my hate mail began to change. Now it invariably emerges from the mainstream "left,"

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Evo Morales: Fraud Allegations Are Pretext for Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Evo Morales insisted Tuesday that allegations of alleged fraud made by the opposition are a pretext for executing a coup, he told thosuands of supporters from different social movements as they gathered in the center of La Paz. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo: OAS Report Must be 'Techincal, Not Political' | The president said that fraud is an "invention" given the impossibility of the right to govern the South American nation through the polls. | Social movements remain…

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Yemeni Government Sign Peace Deal With Southern Separatists. telesurenglish.net Yemen's Saudi backed government signed Tuesday a power-sharing deal with the separatists' Southern Transitional Council (STC). The agreement was signed under the supervision of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) who welcomed it as the first consequent step to end the multifaceted war whose principal victims are civilians. | RELATED: | 2M Yemeni Children Out of School, 3.7M at Risk of Dropping Out | The deal, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, calls for the…

teleSUR (2019-11-05). One Dead, 45 Injured in Grenade Attack in Kashmir's Srinagar. telesurenglish.net One person died and at least 45 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi stripped the region of special status on Aug. 5. | RELATED: | Kashmir: 1 Million Tweets Critical of India Removed by Twitter | The injured, including three Indian paramilitary police, have been admitted to one of three hospitals after the blast on Hari Singh High Street in the center of…

Staff (2019-11-05). What We're Not Being Told About Inhalers. truthdig.com Many people affected by breathing conditions like asthma may be unwittingly adding to global heating, because of the climate threat from inhalers often used to relieve their suffering. | Many of the appliances used at present — termed metered-dose inhalers — contain propellants that are potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) which contribute to the problems of climate change. | A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK says that if health services switched to prescribing "green" inhalers instead, big cuts would be possible i…

Peter Critchley (2019-11-05). Culturalism, Naturalism, and Social Metabolism. mronline.org The alternative to the social and ecological pathology which is becoming all-pervasive in the socioinstitutional and economic fabric of modern capitalist society is to be found in the development of an appropriate, harmonious relationship between humanity, their productive powers, and nature. | Source

Todd Miller (2019-11-05). Why Climate Action Needs to Target the Border Industrial Complex. commondreams.org The survival of private prisons depends on keeping a consistent and increasing number of people incarcerated and today immigrants serve as this predatory industry's primary cash generators. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2019-11-05). NIAC Statement on Iran's Fourth Reduction in Nuclear Deal Compliance. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-11-05). Modi's assault on Kashmir and the Indian working class. wsws.org The BJP government has dramatically intensified its across-the-board attack on the democratic rights and social position of the working class.

CounterPunch News Service (2019-11-05). Logging Work Continues to be Disrupted on Rainbow Ridge with Aerial Road Blockade. counterpunch.org Earth First! Humboldt Log trucks headed into Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) timberlands were stalled Monday morning when workers discovered a thirty foot tripod blocking the road with a forest defender perched at the apex. The forest defender called for HRC to stop cutting trees on Rainbow Ridge, saying that the forest contains some of the More

Atilio A. Borón (2019-11-05). Agony and death of neoliberalism in Latin America. mronline.org After nearly half a century of pillage, outrage and crimes of all kinds against society and the environment, we witness the downfall of the ruling model promoted enthusiastically by the governments of advanced capitalist countries; institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank; and self-righteous intellectuals and establishment politicians. | Source

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-05). Trump Impeachment Scam as Theater and Distraction. globalresearch.ca Trump is virtually certain to be impeached for illegitimate reasons by the Dem-controlled House — even though majority senators are highly likely to defeat the scheme. | What's going on is one of the most disturbing spectacles in US history that's …

RT (2019-11-05). Diplomat suddenly 'remembers' personally delivering Ukrainian 'quid pro quo' AFTER reading Trump impeachment testimonies. rt.com The US ambassador to the EU has suddenly remembered he did notify Kiev that military aid was contingent on launching a corruption probe into the gas company that employed Hunter Biden, his memory jogged by impeachment testimonies. | Ambassador Gordon Sondland said he did, after all, tell an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that US military aid to the country depended on Zelensky publicly pledging to open a corruption investigation into Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company which had hired Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's son onto its board of directors. Sondland recalled this i…

Thomas Knapp (2019-11-05). Messaging as Manslaughter. counterpunch.org In July of 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Fairhaven, Massachusetts by pumping carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. In a bench trial, a judge convicted Roy's 17-year-old girlfriend, Michelle Carter, of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced her to 2 1/2 years in prison. In May of 2019, 22-year-old Alexander Urtula killed himself More

Dean Baker (2019-11-05). Mark Zuckerberg is a Rich Jerk. counterpunch.org Last week, New York Times columnist Timothy Egan had a piece headlined "Why Doesn't Mark Zuckerberg Get It?" The piece then goes on to document how Facebook has become a medium for spreading lies and nonsense all over the world, that many ill-informed users have come to believe. This is what Egan wants Zuckerberg to More

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-11-05). Sentence First, Crime Later? globalresearch.ca Attorney General William Barr recently sent a memo to law enforcement officials announcing a new federal initiative that would use techniques and tools developed in the war on terror, such as mass surveillance, to identify potential mass shooters. Those so …

Graham Vanbergen (2019-11-05). "Dark Money" Is Now Coursing Through the Veins of Britain's Democracy. globalresearch.ca It was only a couple of months ago that the UK elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission, fined the Scottish Unionist Association Trust (SUAT) for repeated failures to declare more than £200,000 in donations to the Scottish Conservatives. The outrage …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-05). How Islamic Jihadism Was Conceived as Antidote to Communism? globalresearch.ca During the Soviet-Afghan conflict from 1979 to 1988 between the capitalist and communist blocs, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States took the side of the former because the Soviet Union and the Central Asian states produced more energy and …

Adeyinka Makinde (2019-11-05). Akwasi Afrifa: An Appraisal of Ghana's One Time Military Ruler. globalresearch.ca Akwasi Afrifa, military officer and political leader of Ghana, is a man whose legacy still polarises his countrymen to this day. Should he be remembered as a principled believer in democratic values who helped rescue Ghana from a "dictator" …

Electromagnetic Sense Ireland (2019-11-05). 5G Cell Phone Technology Contravenes Human and Environmental Laws. globalresearch.ca Attorney-at-law Christian Jensen, of Bonnor Lawyers in Denmark, examined potential health damages and risks of 5G in relation to human rights and environmental conventions. | The legal opinion is centred around results that have positively documented actual damages or risks …

Ahmed Bensaada (2019-11-05). Algeria: Urrà ! Sofiane Djilali ha ricevuto un premio! globalresearch.ca Ci sono mattine cosà¨. Uno si sveglia e la prima notizia che legge sul telefono lo lascia perplesso. Strabuzza gli occhi per essere sicuro che ha capito bene. Si lascia cadere sul cuscino per dimostrare a se stesso che è …

Luca Celada (2019-11-05). California of Fire and Profit. globalresearch.ca California is burning. This sentence is all too familiar by now, a kind of mantra that is repeated every year with the onset of "fire season," when live television broadcasts start to show homes threatened by flames and the wails …

WSWS (2019-11-05). US impeachment inquiry releases first transcripts. wsws.org The publication of the testimony of two top State Department officials marks a new stage in the impeachment effort.

Robert Reich (2019-11-05). Case Closed. There's No Question the Founding Fathers Would Impeach Trump. commondreams.org You don't have to be a so-called "originalist," interpreting the Constitution according to what the founders were trying to do at the time, in order to see how dangerous it is to allow a president to seek help in an election from a foreign power. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-05). NYC Voters Decide Whether to Adopt Ranked-Choice Voting in Municipal Elections. truthout.org Voters across the U.S. head to the polls today for statewide elections that will be seen as a measure of Donald Trump's influence in the Republican Party as he faces an impeachment inquiry. In New York City, a major ballot measure could change the way voters select their candidates in future elections. New Yorkers will decide whether to move from electing candidates by a plurality of votes to ranked-choice voting, a system in which voters rank their favorite candidates in order and the person…

Seiji Yamada — Arcelita Imasa (2019-11-05). Stop the Attacks on Health Workers in the Philippines. counterpunch.org Dr. Gene Nisperos is an Assistant Professor who teaches Community Medicine at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine. Dr. Nisperos is also the President of the All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU)-UP Manila Chapter. I (SY) had the honor of learning about community-oriented medical education in the Philippines when I visited Dr. More

WSWS (2019-11-05). Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds. wsws.org Details in the indictment against Jones confidante Edward N. Robinson indicate that the FBI likely has undercover recordings of Jones ordering Robinson to destroy evidence and take the fall for him, according to the Detroit News.

Thomas Magstadt (2019-11-05). Standing on the brink—The President's war on the press. nationofchange.org The freedom we cherish in America owes a great deal to the symbiotic relationship between "the news"—free-wheeling journalism, warts and all—and an accountable government.

David Daley (2019-11-05). Secret Gerrymandering Files Can Now Be Made Public, Court Rules. theintercept.com Eight years ago, when Thomas Hofeller addressed state legislators from across the country in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., he cautioned elected officials working on redistricting to "make sure your computer is in a private location" and warned them not to "walk away from it and leave your work exposed." | "Remember," one slide from his presentation reads, "A journey to legal HELL starts with but a single misstatement OR a stupid email!" | Hofeller, a veteran Republi…

Sari Beth Rosenberg (2019-11-05). How Peter Morley Turns Pain into Purpose Fighting for Health Care. progressive.org If the Trump Administration had its way, Americans would be completely unaware that the 2020 ACA enrollment period began on Friday, November 1. Enter Peter Morley.

Staff (2019-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Formalizes Withdrawal from Historic Paris Climate Agreement, Democrats Begin to Release Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts, Voters Head to the Polls for Statewide Elections Today, E. Jean Carroll, Who Accuses Trump of Raping Her, Sues President for Defamation, Court Rejects Trump's Efforts to Fight NY Subpoena for Tax Returns, Trump Threatens to Cut Off Federal Funding for California's Wildfires, Thousands of Academics Demand Chile End Violent Crackdown Against Protests, Iraqi Authorities Cut Internet Access Amid Ongoing Anti-Government Protests, Two Indonesian Journalists Found Dead at Illegal Palm Oil Plantat…

Staff (2019-11-05). Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More. democracynow.org The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org. "The decision of the United States to be the only country on Earth … unwilling to…

Staff (2019-11-05). "Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer. democracynow.org Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…

Staff (2019-11-05). NYC Voters to Decide Today to Adopt Ranked-Choice Voting in Municipal Elections. democracynow.org Voters across the U.S. head to the polls today for statewide elections that will be seen as a measure of Donald Trump's influence in the Republican Party as he faces an impeachment inquiry. In New York City, a major ballot measure could change the way voters select their candidates in future elections. New Yorkers will decide whether to move from electing candidates by a plurality of votes to ranked-choice voting, a system in which voters rank their favorite candidates in order and the person with the most top-ranked votes wins. Proponents of the initiative say it will help underrepresented voters and candidates…

RT (2019-11-05). As if listening to you have sex wasn't bad enough, Siri and Alexa can also be hijacked by LASERS, researchers find. rt.com Voice-activated digital assistants can be remotely hijacked by lasers as far as 350 feet away and made to order products, start cars, and otherwise drive a smart-home owner crazy, researchers have discovered. | Google Home, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri can be remotely hijacked from hundreds of feet away with lasers pointed at their microphones, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo found. The takeover is instantaneous and silent — a well-placed command to turn the device's volume down to zero would ensure that even its spoken responses could go…

The Canary (2019-11-05). Brexit 'could mean border checks between England, Scotland and Wales'. thecanary.co Border checks between Scotland, England and Wales could be required because of varying food standards after Brexit, academics have warned. | Issues such as chlorinated chicken and genetically-modified (GM) crops in post-Brexit trade negotiations could create wider differences between the nations' food safety standards and require border checks between countries, University of Sussex academics have said. | With the Scottish and Welsh governments pledging to remain aligned to EU standards after Brexit, trade deals made by the UK government "could complicate and undermine trade in agricultural and food products", th…

The Canary (2019-11-05). You think Brexit has been tough? Wait until trade talks, says Michel Barnier. thecanary.co European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has drawn the battle lines for upcoming free trade talks with the UK if it leaves the bloc and warned Britain not to undercut EU standards.Barnier said the trade talks if Britain leaves on 31 January might be as tough as the long-running Brexit divorce negotiations, which have consumed much of the last three years.He said whatever trade agreement emerges, it will cost UK businesses, since they would now be outside the 28-nation bloc.Michel Barnier (Stefan Rousseau/PA)Currently, there is seamless trade and zero tariffs under common regulations since the UK is part of…

Johanna Ross (2019-11-05). Can the UK Election Solve the Brexit Impasse? globalresearch.ca UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday it was a matter of 'deep, deep regret' that he was unable to meet the Brexit deadline of October 31st — the date by which he promised the country would leave the …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-05). Die F-35 waren Teil von Pompeos geheimer Agenda in Rom. globalresearch.ca Der Tarnkappenjà§ger F-35 kann sich nicht nur vor dem Radar, sondern auch vor der Politik verstecken — es gibt keine Spur davon in Berichten àºber die Treffen von US-Auàüenminister Mike Pompeo in Rom. Der Corriere della Sera verrà§t jedoch, dass …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-05). 4 de Novembro, ver Nápoles e depois morrer. globalresearch.ca Nápoles, e nà£o Roma, foi ontem, o centro do Dia das Foràßas Armadas. No Lungomare Caracciolo, desfilaram 5 batalhàµes. Mas o ponto alto foi a área de exposiàßàµes das várias Foràßas, que atraiu durante cinco dias, para a Piazza del …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-05). 4 Novembre, vedi Napoli e poi muori. globalresearch.ca Napoli, e non Roma, è stata ieri al centro della Giornata delle Forze Armate. Sul Lungomare Caracciolo sono sfilati 5 battaglioni. Ma il pezzo forte è stata l'area espositiva interforze, che ha richiamato per cinque giorni in Piazza del Plebiscito …

Staff (2019-11-05). Trump Threatens to Expose Information About Alexander Vindman "Real Soon" truthout.org President Trump threatened to reveal some sort of information about Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the senior White House official who testified that key references to Joe Biden were omitted from the partial White House transcript of Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. | Vindman, a decorated Iraq w…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-05). Stop Funding Politicians Delaying Bold Climate Action Among Demands 1,100 Google Workers Just Sent to Top Exec. commondreams.org Calling on Google to fulfill its stated mission of doing "the right thing" for its billions of worldwide users, more than 1,100 employees of the tech giant on Monday demanded that the company to release a concrete action plan for confronting the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-05). Study Shows Pension Funds' Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels Cost Retired Teachers, Firefighters, and Public Workers $19 Billion. commondreams.org While thousands of experts on Tuesday made the moral and scientific case for taking immediate action to end climate-warming fossil fuel extraction, a media research firm offered yet another reason for public and private entities to end their investments in oil, gas, and coal: the loss of billions of dollars. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-05). Warning of 'Untold Human Suffering,' Over 11,000 Scientists From Around the World Declare Climate Emergency. commondreams.org More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries around the world on Tuesday officially declared a climate emergency and warned of "untold human suffering" if immediate bold action is not taken to stop the warming of the globe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-05). 'What Fascism Looks Like': Israeli High Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir Over Alleged BDS Support. commondreams.org "The perpetuation of the occupation continues to mean the silencing of criticism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-05). In 'Bombshell' Reversal of Earlier Testimony, Sondland Confirms Knowledge of Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine. commondreams.org In what supporters of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump called a "bombshell," a key witness provided new written testimony to lawmakers Tuesday that confirms and details a quid pro quo which involved the Trump administration pressuring Ukraine to launch a politically advantageous corruption probe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kani Xulam (2019-11-05). Why Did Trump Sell Out Kurds? counterpunch.org On October 6, the presidents of America and Turkey spoke by phone. There is no transcript of what was said, but the White House issued a press release announcing the decision of Turkey's president to attack northern Syria, and that of the United States to withdraw from it. Kurds live in northern Syria, which we More

Global Research News (2019-11-05). Selected Articles: Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) "Exacts Revenge" against Turkey. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | Sentence First, Crime Later?

RT (2019-11-05). 'Radical Left Dems are killing our cities': Trump attacks New York leaders as hundreds of prisoners set for early release. rt.com US President Donald Trump has joined a chorus of opposition to moves by New York leaders which will see hundreds of inmates being released from prison as early as next month. | The controversial law doesn't officially come into force until 2020, but New York's state court system indicated in recent days that it will begin to release prisoners next month to avoid a glut of cases when January rolls around. | Also on rt.com | | No 'foreign intervention' needed: Mexico thanks Trump but rejects offer of 'help' with drug cartels after murder of US family | Ne…

Robert Fisk (2019-11-05). The New Revolutionaries of the Middle East Share the Same Flaw. counterpunch.org Revolutions are like electricity. An electric shock of the most unexpected kind. The victims think at first it must be a powerful wasp sting. Then they realise the entire house in which they live has been electrocuted. They react with howls of pain, promises to move home or to rewire the entire place, to protect More

The Canary (2019-11-05). Raab dismisses 'Kremlin mole' fears as MPs demand release of Russia report. thecanary.co Dominic Raab denied 10 Downing Street is in the grip of a "Kremlin mole", as MPs demanded a report into alleged Russian interference of the UK democratic process be published.The foreign secretary was pressed on why the government is seeking to "delay" publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report ahead of the general election, with Downing Street indicating it would not be cleared for release before Parliament is dissolved on Wednesday.Questions were also raised by Labour about the level of access Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings has to intelligence information, which prompte…

The Canary (2019-11-05). Over 11,000 scientists declare climate emergency and call for urgent action. thecanary.co More than 11,000 scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency, warning of "untold suffering" without urgent action. | Scientists from the University of Sydney, Australia, Oregon State University and Tufts University in the US, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa are joined in the warning by 11,000 signatories from 153 countries, including the UK. The declaration is based on analysis of more than 40 years of publicly available data covering a range of measures from energy use to deforestation and carbon emissions | In a paper published in the journal Bioscience, the researchers set out…

Chris Nineham (2019-11-05). Corbyn, coups and the British state. thecanary.co It's regarded as bad manners to discuss the British state. Parliament is in full view as the 'seat of democracy', the royal family is publicly celebrated as the official face of the nation, although its considerable powers and influence on politics are mainly passed over in silence. But the civil service, which employs nearly 400,000 people in actually managing society, including its finances, is rarely talked about. | Secrecy: | The parts of the state concerned with force are even more opaque. Police guidelines, priorities and strategy are decided in secret, largely by the police themselves. What public…

The Canary (2019-11-05). Data regulator warns parties that election campaigns are being monitored. thecanary.co Political parties have been warned that the data regulator will be watching over their general election campaigning activity to ensure it stays within the law. | The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has written to 13 main parties explaining that complying with personal data protection and electronic marketing laws is essential to trust and confidence in the democratic system. | "People expect their personal information to be used in line with the law, and, where that doesn't happen in digital campaigning, there's a danger that public trust and confidence in the broader democracy process is damaged," inform…

Martha Grevatt (2019-11-05). Journalist and Venezuela government defender Max Blumenthal arrested on bogus charges. workers.org Max Blumenthal. On the morning of Oct. 25, in a SWAT-style operation, Washington, D.C., police arrested Max Blumenthal, editor of The Grayzone, an independent investigative news site. Unbeknownst to Blumenthal, the cops had an arrest warrant on false assault charges stemming from his participation in defense of the Venezuelan embassy . . . | Continue reading Journalist and Venezuela government defender Max Blumenthal arrested on bogus charges at Workers.org

Dan Bacher (2019-11-05). 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…

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (2019-11-05). 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…

Howard Zinn Book Fair (2019-11-05). The Sixth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair – Strike! Discovering Our Power. indybay.org City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus | 1125 Valencia Street, S.F., CA 94110…

Susan Price Testing (2019-11-05). Witnessing repression from a hotel window: A personal reflection on suppression of Chile protests. greenleft.org.au John EnglartIssue 1244 Chile 2019 Chile protests SantiagoNovember 5, 2019I am in Chile due to the United Nations Climate conference being originally hosted here in Santiago. Now I find myself an observer of the widespread social protest against the government, calling f…

Staff (2019-11-05). Trump Takes Steps to Implement Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord. truthout.org The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKib…

Press TV (2019-11-05). Malaysian PM Dr. Mahathir: No Country Can Impose Sanctions on Other Countries. globalresearch.ca Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says his country cannot carry out trade with Iran, one of its big trading partners, as a result of Washington's unilateral sanctions against Tehran, noting that US bans on Iran contravene the United Nations' provisions….

United Nations (2019-11-05). Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle 'important step' towards peace: UN Special Envoy. un.org The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, known as the Southern Transitional Council, signed on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.

United Nations (2019-11-05). UN policewoman recognized for 'speaking up and speaking out' on behalf of the vulnerable. un.org At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year's award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who "has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations".

United Nations (2019-11-05). US-China trade war is a 'lose-lose' situation for them and the world, warn UN economists. un.org The trade tariff spat between China and the United States has been a "lose-lose" situation for both countries and the wider world and it is likely to deteriorate unless a deal is reached, UN economists said on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-11-05). International community urged to deliver on promise for better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina. un.org Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-11-05). Natural hazards don't always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief. un.org Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world's population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030, investing in early warning systems and resilient infrastructure, will be vital to saving lives and economies, said the top UN official on disaster risks on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Israel's Top Court Votes to Deport HRW Official Over BDS Stance. telesurenglish.net Israel's Supreme Court upheld a government decision to deport a Human Rights Watch (HRW) official accused of backing an international pro-Palestinian boycott campaign, an edict he said was aimed at stifling criticism of Israel. | RELATED: | Israel Bows to Pressure, Agrees to Release Heba Al-Labadi after 42 days on Hunger Strike | The court ratified an Interior Ministry refusal to renew the work visa of Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen representing New York-based HRW in Israel and…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2019-11-05). Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It. thenation.com Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-11-05). Trump's Greatest Dereliction of Duty—His Disgraceful Denial of Climate Change. thenation.com Trump's Greatest Dereliction of Duty—His Disgraceful Denial of Climate Change…

RT (2019-11-05). Is collusion still a thing? Washington Post publishing 'illustrated Mueller report' book. rt.com Haven't got enough 'Russiagate' already? Need the ideal Christmas gift for the unsatisfied Democrat in your life? Well how about a copy of the Mueller report, soon available in graphic novel form! | Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year probe found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, and insufficient evidence that Trump obstructed the investigation itself. Though Trump declared "case closed," the mainstream media that banked on Mueller so heavily isn't quite ready to let it go yet. | Case in point: 'The Mueller Report Illustrated,' a graphic no…

Louise Melling (2019-11-05). Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination with Billions of Dollars of Federal Funding. aclu.org Last Friday, the Trump administration announced | an alarming new proposal that would strip away critical protections against discrimination | in grants funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. | Initially, we thought this proposal would serve to fulfill Trump's promise to give taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies a license to discriminate. This proposal does…

Tana Ganeva (2019-11-05). A Tragic Crash, but Was It Murder? truthdig.com Semi-pro football player Cedric Mitchell was driving to practice on June 7 when he says he lost consciousness. "I remember blacking out," the 35-year-old told Truthdig from the county jail in Twin Falls, Idaho, "and coming back to when somebody was taking me out of my truck." | Mitchell had been going 75 to 79 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone, according to police reports. His truck slammed into the back of Dwayne Steiner's 1997 Dodge Ram, throwing both cars into oncoming traffic, where they collided with more vehicles. Mitchell was airlifted to a hospital in Boise, while Steiner and his wife, Maryann, we…

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