2019-11-06: Social Media Postees

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Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed's life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna…
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Neoliberalism's Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
If Chenoweth is right and the million Chileans in the street have breached the tipping point for successful non-violent popular democracy, Chile may be leading the way to a global political and economic revolution. (Photo: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US congressional panel outlines next phase of dirty war on Syria: Occupy oil fields and block reconstruction
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-06
A DC foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw Congress' Syria Study Group proclaimed that the US military "owned" one-third of Syrian territory,…
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Ecuadorians review lessons of mass uprising
Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez | workers.org | 2019-11-06
Nov. 2 — The 12-day national strike in Ecuador forced the Lenín Moreno government to retreat on the one issue of Decree #883, which raised fuel prices and was a direct attack on the Indigenous community, more than doubling the fuel costs of farming. Despite Moreno's retreat [on Oct 13], . . . | Continue reading Ecuadorians review lessons of mass uprising at Workers.org
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Petroleum Is at the Heart of Ecuador's Anti-Austerity Protests
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
An hour before sunrise on October 6, 200 armed soldiers entered the Indigenous Shuar territory on the western edge of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. | "They came in … shooting, with tear gas, without taking into account the presence of women, children, young people and seniors," said Tom Sharupi, the director of the youth branch of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE), that represents 11 Indigenous nationalities with territory throughout the Ecuadorian Amaz…
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Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Colombia's Defense Minister Guillermo Botero on Tuesday was accused of concealing the death of seven minors in a bombing against dissidents of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) which was carried out in the Caqueta region on September 2nd. | RELATED: | Colombia: 6th Indigenous Person Killed in Cauca in a Week | "He presented suc…
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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and murdered indigenous women
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-06
Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.
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Bolivia: Leaked Audios Confirm Involvement of Opposition Leaders, Ex-Military and US in Coup Plans
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
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 …
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Venezuelan Government Reveals New Evidence Against Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Venezuelan Minister for Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, on Wednesday, presented new evidence implicating Deputy Juan Guaido in Colombian paramilitarism and actions to destabilize the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido | During a press conference, Rodriguez showed videos and photos proving the relationship of the opposition deputy with the armed group Los Rastrojos, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and the current President o…
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Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
The Turkish security forces captured one the wives of the former Islamic State commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former terrorist leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria | "The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," Erdogan said. | "But, I am announcing…
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U.S. domination of Middle East challenged as new alignments emerge
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-06
The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities–sometimes for new ones–and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After …
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Turkish Forces Loot Electric Power Transformers in Northeastern Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Forces loyal to Erdogan in the Turkish Army and accompanying terrorist groups looted electricity power generators and transformers from a number of villages and towns they infested in the Hasakah countryside. A car blew up with the invaders while they …
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Over 100 Missiles against Syria: US, UK and France Committed an International War Crime Against Syria on 14 April 2018
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
It is now clear that on 14 April 2018, the three Governments of U.S., UK, and France, fired over a hundred missiles against Syria, on no more 'justification' than staged videos that had been done by those regimes' own proxy | …
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Syria: OPCW Whistleblowers Confirm What We Already Knew. The OPCW Suppressed Evidence Regarding alleged Chemical Weapons Attack
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Whistleblowers have come forward revealing what many had known all along — that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had deliberately altered various reports and suppressed evidence regarding alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria to help bolster …
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Trump Expands War for Syrian Oil, Raising Serious Legal Questions
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-06
Following meetings with defense leaders, Trump has signaled intentions to expand his new war in Syria built on military control of oil fields.

Trump Expands War for Syrian Oil, Raising Serious Legal Questions

Mike Pence's Meddling in Foreign Aid Is Probably Unconstitutional
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-06
Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development wrote a candid email to colleagues about pressure from the White House to reroute Middle East aid to religious minorities, particularly Christian groups. | "Sometimes this decision will be made for us by the White House (see… Iraq! And, increasingly, Syria)," said Hallam Ferguson, a senior official in USAID's Middle East bureau, in an email seen by ProPublica. "We need to stay ahead of this curve everywhere lest our interventions be dictated to us." | The email underscored what had become a stark reality under the Trump White…
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Castle Black, the Syrian withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases
Nick Turse | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-06
Given Washington's penchant for Middle Eastern military missions, the likelihood of yet more U.S. bases across the region and talk of several Game of Thrones prequels still to come.
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Demonstrations Rage Across Iraq as Protesters Clash with Gov't
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
The second week of protests have begun in Iraq as demonstrators continue to demand the removal of the current regime, including the Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi. | RELATED: | 13 People Killed in 24 Hours as Iraqi Protests Intensify | On Wednesday, the Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital. | Chaotic scenes unfolded as…
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A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State's War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
"What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence …
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Socialist Equality Party to stand in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!
wsws.org | 2019-11-06
The Socialist Equality Party will stand candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.
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Microsoft Should Stop Funding Israeli Spying on Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-06
Through its venture capital arm M12, Microsoft has reportedly invested $78 million in the Israeli startup company that "uses facial recognition to surveil Palestinians throughout the West Bank…
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China's Development of the Russian Far East Can Improve EU-Moscow Relations
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Russia's Far East Investment and Export Support Agency investment manager Vasily Libo revealed on November 1 that China's foreign investment in the Far East advanced development zone accounted for about 59.1% of foreign investments in the region. This massive investment …
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India's RCEP Refusal, Russia's Eurasian Vision, and Next Week's BRICS Summit
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
India's refusal to join the RCEP mega-bloc endangers the viability of Russia's Greater Eurasian Partnership supercontinental integration vision, which not even next week's BRICS Summit might be able to save after Modi crossed the Rubicon of self-imposed regional economic isolation …
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The New Cold War: Russia's "Stealth Capable" 955 Borei-class Submarines. US-NATO's Aegis Ashore Missile Defense
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
On October 29th, the Norwegian news-outlet NRK broke the story that between 8 and 10 Russian submarines, including Sierra II class submarines, had begun naval exercises in the North Atlantic. This is one of the largest Russian naval exercises focused …
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Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections
Robert P. Alvarez | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Communities are taking things into their own hands, advocating for and winning automatic voter registration and same-day registration, upending proposed voter roll purges, and requesting absentee ballots.(Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Retired Bolivian General Dismisses Coup Attempt by ex-Army Men
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Bolivia's Retired General Edwin De La Fuente Wednesday clarified that passive service military who are allegedly seeking a coup d'etat has no real influence within his country's Armed Forces. | RELATED: | Evo Morales: Fraud Allegations Are Pretext for Coup | "They are disabled elements with no influence on the Army and their political calls have no impact," De La Fuente said and added that conspirators are taking advantage of the situation to act illegally.‚Äã‚&Auml…
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Quid Pro Blowback: Did Erdogan Trade Baghdadi For Rojava?
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
It's all over the news. I'm sure I don't have to tell you. But I'm a muckraker and telling you what you know is the first half of my job. Baghdadi is dead! The terrifying Cobra Commander of Uncle Sam's latest jihad Frankenstein, the Ayatollah of the fearsome Islamic State, the world's deadliest Salafi super-villain,…
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Shutterstock Employees Fight Company's New Chinese Search Blacklist
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
Shutterstock, the well-known online purveyor of stock images and photographs, is the latest U.S. company to willingly support China's censorship regime, blocking searches that might offend the country's authoritarian government, The Intercept has learned. | The publicly traded company built a $639 million-per-year business on the strength of its vast — sometimes comically vast — catalog of images depicting virtually anything a blogger or advertiser could imagine. The company now does business in more than 150 countries. But in China, there is now a very small, very significant gap in Shutterstock's of…
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US Army Purchases 624 "Robotic Mules" for Combat Use
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
In an effort to rapidly modernize before the next large-scale military conflict, the US Army has purchased 624 robotic mules from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a deal worth more than $162 million, reported Defense Blog. | GDLS' MUTT (Multi-Utility …
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The Never-Ending Curse of Coal
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Last week Murray Energy, one of the largest coal mining corporations in the nation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That makes it the fifth coal company to do so in the last year. While the owners made millions, they are bailing into bankruptcy and leaving behind massive environmental disasters, crushed communities and unfunded pension debts –…
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Avoiding the Climate Catastrophe Starts With Divesting From the War Machine
Jodie Evans | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Jane Fonda and her Fire Drill Fridays are linking social movements across issues, eyeing the connections between the myriad problems we see causing climate chaos, many of them rooted in capitalist consumer culture. (Photo: Twitter/CodePink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The First Step to Averting Climate Catastrophe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-06
The Pentagon is the single largest consumer of oil on the planet. Its war machine must be dismantled if we hope to preserve our biosphere.
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'Ban things I don't like': Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter's new ban on political ads after urging Facebook to censor opponents
rt.com | 2019-11-06
Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren can't seem to make up her mind on the correct course for big tech, first attacking Facebook's ad policies as too lax, then Twitter's as too strict. Perhaps they should make her CEO. | Senator Warren (D-Massachusetts), who has vowed to break up tech giants she deems too large or powerful, took to Twitter on Tuesday to denounce the platform's upcoming policy change banning all political ads, arguing the new rule helps the spread of misinformation about climate change. | "Twitter's new ad policy will allow fossil fuel companies to buy ads defending themselves and spreading…
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Teachers Unions Could Move the Climate Strikes Into Phase 2
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
As young people across the country join the global movement to mobilize school strikes to demand climate action, one group is starting to think more seriously about how to best support those efforts: their teachers. | Educators, like those in the California Federation of Teachers and the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), are beginning to leverage their power both as teachers and union members to push the bounds of climate activism. | Kurt Ostrow, a high school English teacher in Fall River, Mass., has…
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An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond
Aimee Cree Dunn | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
From a talk delivered November 1, 2019. Northern Michigan University Sonderegger Symposium: Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North. Marquette, MI. Overview I'm going to cut straight to the point: averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet as we know it. Don't get me wrong. Climate change is a global…
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Iran Nuclear Deal and the Attack on Abqaiq Oil Facility
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
In response to Washington unilaterally cancelling the Iran nuclear deal and imposing sanctions on Iran, Tehran has announced on Tuesday that it will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at Fordow nuclear facility. Though like the previous retaliatory measures …
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No hay victorias fáciles
Editor | workers.org | 2019-11-06
El líder marxista y liberador africano de Guinea-Bissau, Amílcar Cabral, dijo una vez: "No digas mentiras. … No reclames victorias fáciles". Los activistas revolucionarios de hoy que miran a América Latina y el Caribe deben tener en cuenta esa frase al revisar el mes de octubre de 2019. Las luchas . . . | Continue reading No hay victorias fáciles at Workers.org
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US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov't, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-06
Washington has eased some of the restrictions imposed under its recent Venezuela embargo.
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Social NGOs Stand Guard At Venezuelan Embassy in El Salvador
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Social organizations continued Wednesday to safeguard the Venezuelan embassy in El Salvador to prevent a possible occupation of the diplomatic premises in a similar fashion as in Washington around six months ago. | RELATED: | Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats from Caracas | "We recognize the constitutional legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro, we mobilized to protect the embassy," member of the Venezuelan Embassy Defense Committee Logan Martinez told Prensa Latina. | This comes…
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Far Left? Not in This Democratic Party
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
America has lots of leftists. Forty percent of voters say that they would prefer to live in a socialist country than a capitalist one. Yet America has zero leftists running for president. Think about that the next time someone tells you that we live in the greatest country on earth, or for that matter, that…
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The Persistent Influence of Trump's "Shadow Adviser" Erik Prince
Jeremy Scahill | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Trump administration approached Blackwater founder and Trump shadow adviser Erik Prince about potentially buying a Ukrainian aerospace company that the U.S. government wants to prevent the Chinese government from acquiring. "Motor Sich is a leading maker of helicopter and airplane engines and the U.S. wants to scuttle its pending sale to a group of Chinese companies to keep Beijing from acqu…
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A Brief History of Time Change
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-06
As an American, one can reasonably ask: "What's happened during the last hundred years, or 36,500 days?" Presidentially speaking, America's gone from a pedantic, virulently anti-Communist Woodrow Wilson to a bombastic, virulently anti-Islamic Donald Trump. Coincidentally, Wilson was the most recent U.S. president to authorize an invasion of Mexico (March 15,1916), while Trump's obsession with …
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Impeachment is not enough
Editor | workers.org | 2019-11-06
There are so many reasons to get Donald Trump out of the White House that it is not surprising at all that a movement has begun in the House of Representatives to impeach him. At this point, it is a wholly partisan effort, with almost all the Democrats for impeachment . . . | Continue reading Impeachment is not enough at Workers.org
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Robert Reich: The Founding Fathers Would Have Impeached Trump
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-11-06
Trump has asked a foreign power to dig up dirt on a major political rival. This is an impeachable offense. | Come back in time with me. In late May 1787, when 55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to begin debate over a new Constitution, everyone knew the first person to be president would be the man who presided over that gathering: George Washington. As Benjamin Franklin put it, "The first man put at the helm will be a good one," but "nobody knows what sort may come afterwards." | Initially, some of the delegates didn't want to include impeachment in the Constitution, arguing that if a president was bad he'd be…
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Why Trump Is in Worse Shape than Nixon on Impeachment
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2019-11-06
It's not really fair to Nixon to even make the comparison.
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Gordon Sondland Remembers Quid Pro Quo While GOP Spin Machine Forgets
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
The first transcripts from the House of Representatives' closed-door impeachment probe were released on Tuesday. As CNN's Chris Cillizza put it, that was "the day when it became damn near impossible for any serious Republican lawmaker to de…
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IYSSE meetings in Germany: Stop the shift to the right at the universities!
wsws.org | 2019-11-06
The meetings are part of a series being organised by the IYSSE across Germany to oppose the rise of the far-right on university campuses and in political life.
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Bolsonaro Puts Up Brazilian Richest Oil Wells for Sale
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday put for sale four highly productive oil deposits to foreign multinational companies. | RELATED: | Brazil Mining Regulator Says Vale 'Negligence' Cost Lives | One of them is the Buzios field where there are three of the world's most productive wells, which are capable of yielding more than 40,000 thousand barrels per…
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Uncertainty hangs over US-China trade deal
wsws.org | 2019-11-06
There has been no agreement from Washington to withdraw any of the tariff measures already imposed because it wants to ensure China complies with US-dictated terms.
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Thousands Could Be Kicked Out of Privatized Affordable Housing in Los Angeles
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
After seven months of intense struggle, we in the Hillside Villa Tenants Association thought we had a deal to keep hundreds of people in their homes. | On July 3, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo posted a picture of himself on Facebook shaking hands with Tom Botz, the owner and landlord of the 124-unit Hillside Villa Apartments in Los Angeles's Chinatown. | "Councilmember Cedillo was able to reach a deal,"
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India's Refusal on RCEP Causes Far-reaching Geopolitical Implications
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
India officially refused to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) following several days of heated negotiations on the issue during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reported to have said,…
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From Canada's Election to Public Action: Beyond the Moral Tumor of Alberta Tar-Sands
Prof. John McMurtry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
For months during and after Canada's 2019 federal election campaign, corporate media provided daily frontline news space for non-stop Alberta demands for more tar-sands export infrastructure through British Columbia, as well as discrediting stories on the Trudeau government for questionable …
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Britain's Democracy — Being Corrupted to the Point of Worthlessness
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Yet more scandals are engulfing the Tories. Apart from new cases being brought to the crown prosecution Service and two other unresolved cases involving the police and Electoral Commission, we have now heard of another incendiary political cover-up involving a …
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The Dark Side of Our Drone Future
James Rogers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Let me paint a picture of the near future. Drones, some weighing a few pounds and others a few tons, will flow endlessly back and forth from rural distribution centers to inner-city delivery hubs. Day in and day out, they …
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Asia's Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): The RCEP Train Left the Station, and India, Behind
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station — and India — behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest free trade deal in the world, was not signed in Bangkok. It will probably be …
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Erdogan Forces Loot Power Transformers in Towns They Infest
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Forces loyal to the Turkish pariah Erdogan in the Turkish Army and accompanying terrorist groups looted electricity power generators and transformers from a number of villages and towns they infested in the Hasakah countryside. A car blew up with the …
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Listen to the Lebanese People
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
In 2012, I wrote an article about Lebanon that still rings true today. It ended with a quote from one of my favourite pieces written by Kahlil Gibran: "You Have Your Lebanon, I Have My Lebanon." | I am including below …
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Ben and Jerry's Support of HR 40 Might Mainstream the Reparations Discussion
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-06
The iconic, progressive ice cream company is in favor of a House Bill that would develop reparations proposals–a sign that attitudes towards a once-radical answer to racial parity are shifting.
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How Warren's 'Medicare for All' Plan Hurts the Cause
Ilana Novick | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
The Massachusetts senator is adamant that her plan would not impose any taxes on the middle class. (Photo: Lori Shaull/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why Did Nobel Winner Peter Handke Have a Secret Passport from Milosevic-era Yugoslavia?
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
The spring of 1999 was a busy time for Peter Handke, the controversial Austrian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last month. | Back then, Handke was already criticized for several books that were regarded as denying the Serb genocide of Muslims in Bosnia. But after the U.S. and its NATO allies began a bombing campaign against Serb targets on March 25, Handke stepped even more deeply into wartime politics by traveling to Belgrade to express his solidarity with the isolated country and its strongman, Slobodan Milosevic. "My place is in Serbia if th…
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The Forever Wars
Saad Hafiz | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Politicians and pundits in the West and jihadists have something in common. Both see the conflict between the West and Muslim worlds through the grand thesis of a "clash of civilizations". Some see it as a forever war. I think this approach is a grave mistake. It oversimplifies a complex problem that warrants closer analysis.
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The Medicare for All Debate Is Long Overdue
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren, shown campaigning in Iowa, has released a plan for Medicare for All. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face United States charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials according to a complaint filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. | RELATED: | Repression Deepened Under Saudi Crown Prince MBS: Report | The story, which was broken by the Washington Post, reveals that the U.S. is charging Saudi citizen Ahmad Abouammo and U.S. citizen Ali Alzabarah, both of whom previ…
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Breaking! Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Story is Highly Unprofessional!
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Dear Mainstream News Media — I'm talking to you, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, and all your upstanding, highly professional conglomerate cohorts. Thank you one and all very, very much for not covering the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Huh, you ask? Trial? Kings Bay? Plowshares 7? What Kings Bay Plowshares…
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Stop Mass (Police) Shootings, Relax Qualified Immunity
Brenée Goforth | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Gun violence, generally, is hard to brush under the rug. But when it's violence at the hands of police, it's much easier. This is scary, because police are more than twice as deadly as mass shooters. In a U.S. Appeals court decision filed on October 21, the government granted more police officers complete impunity under…
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Dams and the Green New Deal: Why the Silence?
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
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 impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough. An August 2019 forum on the…
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Which Is Worse? Trying to Get Ukraine into NATO, or Trying to Use Ukraine to Reelect Trump?
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Question for discussion: which is worse? (Forgive the run-on sentences; they are necessary to convey the complexity of moral issues here.) (1) The effort of the U.S. State Department backed by the Pentagon to expand the NATO military alliance (which as you know is the most terrifyingly powerful military alliance in human history, from its…
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One Million Brexit Coins Ordered by Over-Confident Boris Johnson: Now Both Invalid
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
It is today reported that Boris Johnson, in an act of arrogance, had ordered the Royal Mint to produce one million 50p coins to commemorate Brexit on October 31st last in the misplaced hope that he would succeed in …
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Boris Johnson Opts For His Santa Claus Election
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
The only option left for "dead in the ditch" BoJo was to shelve his deal and seek a snap general election, which will now be held on 12th December. BoJo is hoping to tap into the exhaustion resentful voters now feel about the endless Brexit delays, and the cornerstone of his campaign is to blame the "anti-people" parliament for these stoppages. He's also promised to deliver Brexit by mid-January if elected.
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As Fires Rage in World's Largest Rainforest, NASA Warns 'Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
As thousands of intentional fires continued to burn up swaths of the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration warned that based on 20 years of ground and satellite data, "human activities are drying out the Amazon" and jeopardizing its ability to sustain itself. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amazon's Major Money Dump in Seattle's City Council Election Seen as 'Dangerous and Ominous Development'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
"It's supposed to be a democratic process and it's not a democratic process when Amazon can contribute that much to basically a small election." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Vindication' for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
"XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Despite Low Approval Rating and Impeachment Inquiry, Poll Shows Majority of Voters Believe Trump Could Win in 2020
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Despite President Donald Trump's low approval ratings and a successful election for Democratic lawmakers across the country, a new poll finds that most Americans are far from convinced that the president will be defeated in 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden Accuses Warren of 'Elitism' While Wooing Rich Donors at Big-Money Fundraiser
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
"Biden attacking the grassroots-funded daughter of a janitor as an 'elitist' while attending a high-dollar fancy fundraiser full of very rich people is… a sign of desperation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Applauding Senator's Commitment to Putting 'Power in the Hands of the People,' Rep. Pressley Endorses Warren
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Applauding Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign to bring "big, structural change" to Washington and communities across the country, Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday announced she is endorsing Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Bevin Refuses to Concede, Critics Warn Kentucky GOP 'Totally Gearing Up to Steal' Gubernatorial Election
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
"Pay attention. They're going to try to steal the Kentucky election right out in the open, in front of everyone." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As 'Working Class Revolt' Topples Kentucky's Trump-Backed Governor, a Warning to McConnell: 'You're Next'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
"Kentucky Democrats did not win by launching esoteric attacks on Bevin. They did it by staying lightning focused on the way that Bevin had hurt working class families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed's Family Demands Retrial Amid New Evidence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-06
The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed's life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Reed was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1996 murder of…
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Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination With Billions of Dollars of Federal Funding
Louise Melling | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Meals on Wheels and other HHS-funded community meal programs designed to support older adults could refuse to deliver food to older Americans who are Jewish, Muslim, or LGBTQ. (Photo: Gabe Souza/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Selected Articles: The New Cold War
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
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When Is a Whistleblower, Not a Whistleblower? From Russiagate to Ukrainegate
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
For those readers who care more about Donald Trump, Obama's legacy or the Republican/Democrat parties rather than the Rule of Law and what remains of the US Constitution, the following scenario should be a Giant Wake up Call. | As the …
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Democrats Are Becoming the Party of Permanent War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-11-06
This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com. | "People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. … All you have to do is tell them they're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." | ~Hermann Goering, Nazi field marshal and Hitler henchman | Somehow I'm always a "traitor." At least according to my critics. It's a rather odd thing, however. See, I've been penning antiwar screeds for ove…
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UN Security Council Sanctions against North Korea Responsible for Deaths of 3,193 Children Under Age 5 in 2018 Alone!
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
On Monday, October 28, a brilliant panel discussion revealing the atrocities resulting from the UN Security Council sanctions (in particular, Resolution 2397) forced upon the DPRK was held at 777 United Nations Plaza. This panel discussion should have been held …
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'Everyone needs to do more' to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
"Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges" just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.
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'Violence, atrocities and impunity' reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
Libya remains entangled in a "cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity", International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country.
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Step up action to protect the planet during wartime: UN environment chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
Greater action is needed to protect the environment during wartime if the world is to realize the goal of a more sustainable future for all people and the planet, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Wednesday.
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The Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-06
Only a sadomasochist would consider it a genuine prospect. A failed presidential candidate, the louse in the locks of the Democratic Party, keen to make yet another vain tilt at the White House. But in the rogues' gallery of the defective and disturbed, Hillary Clinton can count herself as pre-eminent, a historical creature who should…
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Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is on the Defensive
John Feffer | thenation.com | 2019-11-06
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is on the Defensive.
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Trump's Attempt to Weaponize Impeachment Blew Up on Him in Kentucky
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-06
Trump's Attempt to Weaponize Impeachment Blew Up on Him in Kentucky…
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Trump Says Native Americans' Heritage Month Is Also for the White Men Who Stole Their Land
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
Commemorating the "founders" of America at the same time as Native Heritage Month adds insult to a long history of injury against Indigenous people.
theintercept.com/2019/11/06/trump-native…

From Colombia to Galapagos to California and OSU
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-06
New information breakthroughs for me are exhilarating. Working with all that whale data is like looking into the dark with a flashlight. It's work that is able to contribute new information to the field. — OSU Whale Researcher, Daniel Palacios Whaling's first commercial iteration with harpoons started in Japan around 1570. With many more nations participating …
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From misleading DWP ads to doctored TV footage, here's proof you can't trust a word the Tories say
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-11-06
Most people know on a gut level that you can't trust the Tories. But two stories in the last 24 hours show explicitly why the party cannot be trusted. | Boris Johnson will promise the moon on a stick to get elected — or at least numerous fantasy hospitals and possibly a couple of unicorns. But his promises are empty and his party will lie and manipulate to achieve whatever result it wants. And as election campaigns b…
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Alun Cairns quits Cabinet at start of Tory election campaign launch
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-06
Welsh secretary Alun Cairns has resigned after being accused of "brazenly lying" about his knowledge of an allegation that a Tory candidate had sabotaged a rape trial. | The cabinet minister's decision to quit will rock the Conservative Party which is officially launching its election campaign on Wednesday. | In a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson, Cairns said: "You will be aware of allegations relating to the actions of a Party employee and candidate for the Welsh Assembly elections in the Vale of Glamorgan. | "This is a very sensitive matter, and in light of continued speculation, I write to tender my resi…
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Jeremy Corbyn dismantles an entire front page tantrum by the Telegraph in a single tweet
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2019-11-06
The front page of 6 November's Telegraph newspaper reads like the nightmare of paranoid billionaires. Because it is. And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn didn't waste a moment in pointing that out. | The nonsense the super-rich will come out with to avoid paying a bit more tax… pic.twitter.com/FlUl29ksvz | — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 5, 2019Dam…
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Multi-Millionaire Nancy Pelosi warns "Fellow Leftists": Medicare for All is a Very Bad Idea
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-06
Pelosi's objections to progressive legislation like a wealth tax or Medicare for All are based not on pragmatic concerns about losing votes (quite the opposite appears to be true) but have more to do with her position as one of America's richest people.
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Saving An Eco-Sensitive Sacred Site: Meeting to Protect Juristac
South Bay Indigenous Solidarity | indybay.org | 2019-11-06
First Unitarian Church of San Jose | 160 North 3rd Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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Australian prime minister plans to outlaw climate activism
GETUP | indybay.org | 2019-11-06
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has just told a room full of mining lobbyists that he's begun work on legislation to outlaw climate activism — banning climate protests, boycotts and "disruptive" strikes.1 | It's the most alarming attack we've seen yet — threatening people's right to take action against climate-denying politicians, and corporate climate wreckers.
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Screening of "Korean Schools in Japan 100 years of struggle against discrimination"
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2019-11-06
Berkeley Central Public Library, 3rd-Floor Meeting Room 2090 Kittridge St., Berkeley, CA 94704…
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Harvest Peace and Social Justice Craft and Info Fair
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | indybay.org | 2019-11-06
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | Fellowship Hall | 1140 Cowper Street | Palo Alto, CA 94301…
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It is Time to Demand Action About Homelessness
Haley Hatch | indybay.org | 2019-11-06
This is a short opinion piece on the increasing threat of homelessness in Sonoma County. While referencing those already experiencing homelessness, this piece is dedicated towards raising awareness how housing unstable housing is becoming for the middle-class.
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