2019-11-08: Social Media Postees

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The War on Syria was Pre-Planned. ISIS Was Financed by the US and its Allies
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-09
How do we know that the War on Syria was pre-planned by imperial powers? Consider the following: | . | . | . | Still not convinced? Check out this admission from the former Minister of Foreign Affairs for President Mitterand. | General Flynn admitted …
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Video: Russia Setting Up Military Bases Across Northeastern Syria. To Undermine US Mission to Appropriate Syria's Oil?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-09
Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out more than 40 airstrikes on militants' positions in southern Idlib, northern Lattakia and southwestern Aleppo. According to pro-government sources, the resumed airstrikes were a response to the recent offensive actions by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham …
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Geneva Is Key to Syria's Recovery
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-09
The political solution to the Syrian conflict is the task at hand for the constitutional committee that has been meeting in Geneva since October 30. The co-chairs are Ahmad Kuzbari from the Syrian government and Hadi Albahra from the opposition. …
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Not creepy at all: GIANT Greta Thunberg mural to grace downtown San Francisco (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A four-story mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to be unveiled next week in San Francisco. Many, however, already found the work unsettling, describing it as something straight out of a dystopian Sci-Fi movie. | The mural depicts the face of the 16-year-old media darling gazing down on passersby at Union Square in San Francisco, wearing her signature tense expression. | Argentine artist Andreas Iglesias, who is currently putting finishing touches on the massive work, said that his ultimate goal is to raise awareness about climate issues. | "What I want from people is to realize [they] have to do s…
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A "Blue Dot" Barely Visible from China's "New Silk Roads"
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-09
Chinese President Xi Jinping six years ago launched New Silk Roads, now better known as the Belt and Road Initiative, the largest, most ambitious, pan-Eurasian infrastructure project of the 21st century. | Under the Trump administration, Belt and Road has …
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'Reverse Pol Pot': Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made 'bad life decisions' & should be SHAMED
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more "efficient" city-dwellers. He has since apologized for the tone of the original tweets, but not their substance. | Disdain for "flyover country" by the coastal elites is a trope of American politics and culture wars at this point, but Jackson Kernion apparently sought to embody it with a series of tweets this week, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be "subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life." | Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it.
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Is the Run on the Dollar Due to Panic or Greed?
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-09
What's going on in the repo market? Rates on repurchase agreements ("repo") should be around 2%, in line with the fed funds rate. But they shot up to over 5% on September 16 and got as high as 10% on …
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The Globalization of Poverty: What Is Neoliberalism?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
In these unprecedented economic times, the world is experiencing as a whole what most of the so-called "developing" countries have experienced over the past several decades. For a nuanced examination of the intricacies of the global political-economic landscape and the …
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America's Streets and Squares Are Waiting: Massive Rallies Work!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods. Many boast about the United States being the oldest democracy in the world. While there…
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US and Israel were lone votes against UN resolutions opposing space arms race, nuclear Middle East, Cuba embargo
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-08
The United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for a…
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Deadly Clashes Reignite in Iraq Despite Cleric's Call for Calm
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people, despite a call for calm by the country's top Shi'ite cleric, as authorities grapple with the nation's biggest crisis in years. | RELATED: | Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary | Security forces fired tear gas and threw stun grenades into crowds of demonstrators wearing helmets and makeshift body armor on a main road in central Baghdad,…
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Eating the Amazon
Steven Krichbaum | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Catastrophic fires have been burning all over the world, not just in Amazonia, but also in Siberia, Indonesia, and the Congo basin. These fires are ecological weapons of mass destruction and displacement resulting in habitat destruction and extermination of other species, violent land grabs from Indigenous peoples, murder of forest protectors, and climate refugees. Most of…
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Illegal Loggers Murder Indigenous Forest Guardian in Brazilian Amazon
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Maranhà£o state, Brazil On the morning of November 1, a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory ambushed members of the Guajajara people's Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. The loggers killed forest defender Paulo Paulino Guajajara in a shot to the face, while they…
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'Massacre' of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-08
Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership.
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My Friend Was Murdered for Trying to Save the Amazon
Sarah Shenker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
One result of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency is that there are more eyes on the forest: of those wanting to steal it, but also of those wanting to protect it. It's buzzing with all the attention, and the fatal fires now ravaging vast areas are now drawing many more. All these eyes on the Amazon are provoking fights, grabbing headlines and building resistance. All of us can be allies in this resistance, but we will never truly know what people like the Guardians of the Amazon face on a daily basis.
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Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently. Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to leave alone. Seattle was their city after all. The aim of the company was much in keeping with the manor lord who prosecutes keen poachers: fund pro-business candidates sympathetic to its …
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Neoliberalism's Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Uprisings against the corrupt, generation-long dominance of neoliberal "center-right" and "center-left" governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working people are sweeping country after country all over the world. In this Autumn of Discontent, people from Chile, Haiti and Honduras to Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon are rising up against neoliberalism,…
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A Lifelong Organizer's Story Comes to Life in "The Damned Don't Cry"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-08
The first thing to know about Frank Chapman Jr.'s remarkable memoir, The Damned Don't Cry: Pages From the Life of a Black Prisoner and Organizer, is that Chapman was sentenced to life and 50 years in the Missouri State Prison, and spared himself the death penalty by pleading guilty to murder: "Without going into graphic details at this time, let me say that I was accused of robbing a s…
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Israel's Supreme Court — Upholding "Targeted Assassinations" and Torture
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
Time and again, Israel's high court upholds human and civil rights abuses committed by the state. | In 2006, the court upheld its targeted assassinations policy, claiming they're OK when no other choices exist to protect against dangers to national security …
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Rebellion, reformism, and reaction in Latin America: An interview with Jeffery R. Webber
Jeffery R. Webber | mronline.org | 2019-11-08
From Chile to Ecuador, a wave of revolts against neoliberal austerity has swept through Latin America. Elections have brought the Peronists back to office in Argentina, and political crisis to Bolivia under Evo Morales. Brazil remains under the shadow of Jair Bolsonaro, but how enduring is his far-right politics, and what lessons does it signal […] | Source…
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Middle East: a Complex Re-alignment
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
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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UN-Sponsored Syrian Peace Talks to Reconvene on November 25
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
A U.N. envoy concluded an opening round of talks on the political future of Syria on Friday meant to bring political reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of war, saying they went better than expected and would reconvene later this month. | RELATED: | Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds | Acknowledging that discussions were sometimes "very painful" Geir Pedersen said the delegates to the Constitutional Committee from the government, opposition and civil soci…
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Mike Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Christian Groups
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-08
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 everywh…
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Syria: Where Have All the "Professional" Journalists Gone?
Janice Kortkamp | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
I'm in Homs on my sixth visit to this vibrant city since May 2016 as an independent, self-funded activist and social media amateur journalist. | Since peace and stability have been restored and life is returning, the "professional news media" is …
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Syria: "U.S. Get Out!"
UNACpeace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) stands in solidarity with the long-suffering people of Syria. We oppose all foreign occupation of Syrian territory. Syria belongs to the Syrians. | The current Turkish incursion into northern Syria is in violation of Syrian …
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US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.
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Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2019-11-08
Oct. 28 — At a vigil called by the Oakland Education Association, parents, teachers and community members denounced police brutality against demonstrators protesting school closures and consolidations. During a loud but peaceful protest Oct. 23 at an Oakland School Board meeting, Oakland city police and some of the school district's . . . | Continue reading Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality at Workers.org
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Beijing looks to end Hong Kong protest movement
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
Youth and students fighting to defend democratic rights in Hong Kong must turn to the international working class as their only allies in this struggle.
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A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State's War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
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 of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours. — John Pilger, investigative journalist …
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Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying on Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias — traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance — is far from being a fashion statement. Instead, it is a survival technique, without it, activists are…
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New Chapter in Greek-Russian Relations?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on November 6 amidst a string of events that have complicated relations between the two countries. Following official visits to Cyprus, Israel and the United …
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How Gen-Z is dealing with a looming climate apocalypse
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-08
Growing up in the midst of a climate crisis is pretty overwhelming. | Source…
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US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Will Cause 'Real Harm'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-08
Climate crisis scientist Michael Mann talks about how the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement will have an enormous impact on climate change, even though he says the agreement was quite bad to begin with…
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White House appears increasingly isolated in impeachment crisis
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
The CIA-instigated impeachment inquiry will begin public hearings next week with a parade of State Department witnesses.
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The Real Constitutional Crisis: The Constitution
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
It has been amusing to hear liberal commentators say over and over that the malignant racist rogue president Donald "I am the World's Greatest Person" Trump is precisely the sort of terrible tyrant the United States Founding Fathers had in mind when they devised their "genius" Constitutional system of "checks and balances." The Tiny-fingered, Tangerine-Tinted,…
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Payback? The arrest of Max Blumenthal
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-08
The way Blumenthal's arrest was handled should send a chill down our collective spines because it shows a widening war on left-wing journalists and whistle-blowers that is remarkably resilient to changes in government.
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Thirst for Justice: America's Struggle for Clean Water
Leana Hosea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
Somehow I'd ended up on a plastic mattress in a tiny prison cell wearing the infamous orange jump suit. I'd been arrested once before in Egypt during the revolution as a journalist, but now I was in Wisconsin, America, where …
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Bernie Sanders: Bloomberg's 2020 Bid Shows "Billionaire Class Is Scared"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-08
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday night that America's billionaire class is "scared," and rightly so, after numerous outlets reported that former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is actively planning to make a late entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race. | "The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared," tweeted Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, apparently…
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Bernie Sanders unveils immigration plan
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
The Democratic presidential candidate rhetorically attacks theworst of Trump's immigration policies but would keep the border regimeintact.
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China's Vision for the Future: "Give Peace a Chance"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
China's vision for the future is "Give Peace a Chance". It is also the title of one of John Lennon's most prominent songs. It became the anthem for the anti-war movement, at the time of the US-waged war against Vietnam. …
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Flying Leaps, 30 Years Later
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
I never imagined that the US would use the Stasi playbook as the template for its own state sponsored surveillance regime and turning not only its own citizens into virtual persons of interest, but also millions of citizens in the rest of the world. — NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake, testifying before the European Parliament Committee…
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Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The Sierra Club — long a retrograde proponent of saving the planet by driving a Tesla, eating wild caught salmon, and voting blue — took positive environmental leadership with their end of the year issue of the Sierra magazine. Stating it is "time to fix the population fixation," they examine the interactions of population, climate…
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Ignoring Climate Catastrophes
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would…
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Hijacking the impeachment debate–for climate's sake
Patrick Walker | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-08
Donald Trump has done many wrong things, both illegal and legal but grievously harmful, that could have been used long ago to impeach him–and by far the most dangerous of these is his aggressive worsening of the climate emergency.
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Ignoring Climate Catastrophes
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would …
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Time Is Running Out to Salvage the Iran Nuclear Deal
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
This week, Iran's atomic energy authority confirmed it would commence enriching uranium past the 3.67 percent cap to 5 percent at its Fordow plant starting Wednesday. This is Tehran's fourth step in scaling back its commitments under the 2015 Iran …
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Iranian Forces Shoot Down 'Foreign' Drone in SW Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Iranian forces shot down a foreign drone over the port city of Mahshahr in its southern Khuzestan province on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official. | RELATED: | UK Lowers Security Level for Its Ships in Strait of Hormuz | "The downed drone definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is being investigated," Khuzestan Governor Gholamreza Shariati, said, according to IRNA. | Iranian media earlier reported that the army…
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Hundreds Stand Tall in Solidarity with the People of Latin America at Havana Conference
Alicia Jrapko | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (Photo by Bill Hackwell) From November 1-3 more than 1,350 delegates from 86 countries representing 789 organizations, came to Havana to participate in the Anti-imperialist Conference of Solidarity, for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. Delegates traveled from all continents, particularly from Latin …
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China and US Agree on Phased Tariffs Rollback?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
According to US and Chinese media, negotiators of both countries agreed to partially roll back tariffs. | Spokesman for China's Commerce Ministry Gao Feng said the following: | "If the phase-one deal is signed, China and the US should remove the same | …
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Private Equity Firms are Modern Day Vampires Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Our Society
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-08
Deadspin is the latest victim of private equity. Labor writer and activist Kim Kelly warns us that these 21st century "private equity vampires" have to be controlled.
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The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
For many decades, any politician daring to fight for economic justice was liable to be denounced for engaging in "class warfare." It was always a grimly laughable accusation, coming from wealthy elites as well as their functionaries in corporate media and elective office. In the real world, class warfare — or whatever you want to…
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The crass warfare of billionaires against Sanders and Warren
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-08
The fight happening now for the Democratic presidential nomination largely amounts to class warfare.
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A Message to PBS: Televise the Trump Impeachment Hearings for All to See
Michael Winship and Bill Moyers | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
Richard Nixon announces his resignation from the White House, 9th August 1974. (Photo: Dirck Halstead/Liaison/via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Looks Like GOP Might Run With the "Moron Defense" for Trump
Heather Digby Parton | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
Lindsey Graham says Trump's Ukraine policy was incoherent. It wasn't. He knew what he wanted. But the strategy to defend the president in this impeachment proceeding is certainly incoherent at this point. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Examining Trump World's Fantastic Claims About Ukraine
John Feffer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
Donald Trump with former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Contemptible Secretary DeVos
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
That shut her up real horrorshow and lovely. — Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange As a lawyer I am reluctant to speak unkindly of a federal judge, but I cannot resist observing that U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of San Francisco can only be described as a something of a Johnny come lately. It was she,…
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Repatriate the Children of the Jihad
Patrick Howlett-Martin | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
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What Rises to the Level of Impeachability?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
What is impeachable is whatever the House and Senate say is impeachable. According to any remotely plausible reading of a Constitution that all sides claim to regard as the supreme authority on the matter, there is no principled way to gainsay their judgment; they are, for all practical purposes, more infallible than the Pope.
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Growing Ecological Civilization in China
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences invited me to an international ecological conference in Jinan, Shandong Province. The Academy gave the conference a provocative and insightful title: a Paradigm Shift: Towards Ecological Civilization: China and the World. I listened to several Chinese and non-Chinese experts talk about a variety of issues (political, economic and ecological)…
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A Socialist Party in Our Time?
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Nearly two years ago, Eric Blanc wrote an article for Jacobin that justified socialists running on the Democratic Party primary ballot as a "dirty break" from the two-party system. Eugene V. Debs's Socialist Party, to which Jacobin pays lip-service, instead supported a "clean break", as did the Communist Party until Stalin ordered it to back…
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A New Disease Big Meat Doesn't Want You to Know About
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Have you ever heard of African swine fever (ASF) caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV)? A fourth of the world's pigs have died from it just this year —- half of all of China's pigs —- but like previous food animal pandemics, Big Meat has managed to keep it out of the news.
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Left is the New Right, or Why Marx Matters
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The American obsession with electoral politics is odd in that 'the people' have so little say in electoral outcomes and that the outcomes only dance around the edges of most people's lives. It isn't so much that the actions of elected leaders are inconsequential as that other factors— economic, historical, structural and institutional, do more to determine 'politics.' To use an agrarian metaphor, it's as if the miller was put forward as determining the harvest.
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2020: The Incipient Bet
Kirkpatrick Sale | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
In the fall of 1992, after I finished my second round of speeches for the Quincentennial of America's "discovery," drawing on my book about Columbus that had been published in 1990, I started on a book on a subject that had long fascinated me and I knew was just as timely as the Columbus book…
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From Canada's Election to Public Action: Beyond the Moral Tumor of Alberta Tar-Sands
John McMurtry | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
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 legal protection of a Quebec big business to his playing blackface in a youthful costume.
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Pacifica's WBAI Back on the Air But Fight for Non-Corporate Radio Continues
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
New York City's Pacifica radio station, WBAI, was back on the air as of midnight this past Wednesday, but the struggle to keep it a community radio station is far from over. Three and a half weeks after a corporate coup abruptly shut down the listener-supported station, a favorable ruling by a state-court judge effectively…
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And the Armies That Remained Suffer'd: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide
Matthew Hoh | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The mental, emotional and spiritual injuries that come with surviving war are not unique to the United States or the modern age. Disparate historical sources, such as Roman and Native American accounts, tell of the psychological and psychiatric wounds of war, and what was done for returning soldiers, while in both Homer and Shakespeare we find clear references to the lasting invisible wounds of war.
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Nelson Algren and the Pathologies of Life in the USA
Ben Terrall | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Colin Asher's Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren is both a top-notch work of research and an elegantly written profile of a great writer who is too little remembered today. Unlike too many contemporary biographies, which tend to be either research dumps badly in need of editing or axe-grinding…
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30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany's Divide Persists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-08
Despite billions of euros in subsidies and an overhaul of infrastructure in the east, economic differences between eastern and western Germany persist. And top jobs in the east are still filled by people from the west 30 years on.
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Substandard Education in America
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
We know all the criticisms. China's children are taught only to memorise and not to think or question. They are rote-learning robots without capacity for original thought. They know only how to produce high scores but not to apply any …
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Dwindling US Hegemony in South East Asia in Favor of China
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
The 2019 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit held in Thailand earlier this week has given a signal of how the regional order is beginning to change. The ASEAN platform serves as a biannual conference between 10 Southeast countries, …
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New Zealand military to expand Pacific presence
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
The new Defence Paper extends the military's engagement in the region in line with Washington's war drive against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/paci…

Brazil: Lula's Defense Submits Request for Immediate Release
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Brazil's former president Lula da Silva's lawyers on Friday morning filed in court a request for his inmediate release based on the decision adopted by the Supreme Court (STF) on Thursday. | RELATED: | Court Ends Early Prison Rule, Decision Could Free Lula | The Workers' Party leader, who has remained a political prisoner for one year and seven month…
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Lula is Free
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released on Friday, one day after Brazil's Supreme Court decided to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal. | RELATED: | Brazil Court Ends Early Prison Rule, Decision Could Free Lula | Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva thanked on Friday all the peo…
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Lula freed after surprise Brazilian Supreme Court ruling
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-08
UPDATE: This story was first published just hours before former Brazilian President Lula was freed from prison. It has been updated to reflect this breaking news. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was released from prison today after a key Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled by six judges to five on Thursday …
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Lobbying Scandal Rattles Alliance Backing Illinois Clean Energy Legislation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-08
A lobbying scandal involving Illinois' largest power companies threatens to unravel an already tenuous coalition supporting a new round of ambitious clean energy legislation in the state. | As federal investigators issue subpoenas and search warrants related to lobbying activity by ComEd and Exelon, some clean energy and consumer advocates have already said they will no longer work with the companies. ComEd is the state's largest electric utility, serving the Chicago area and much of northern…
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Trump's Interior Department Swamped by Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Awards Water Contract to Former Lobbying Client
commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
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The Completion of the Kartarpur Corridor Is a Victory for the Sikh Community
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
The global Sikh community is celebrating the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor on 9 November that will create an international pilgrimage route from India to the nearby Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan where the founder of the world's fifth-largest …
globalresearch.ca/completion-kartarpur-c…

'Nazi turtles' with painted-on swastikas evade capture in Washington state park (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-08
Police in Washington state are struggling to apprehend a pair of turtles spotted with swastikas painted on their shells in a bizarre act of vandalism. Despite their slow-moving reputation, the fugitive reptiles remain at large. | Startled visitors at Gene Coulon Park in the town of Renton notified police of the swastika-sporting reptiles earlier this week, but the Renton Police Department says it has been unable to catch the critters and wipe off the offensive symbols. | "Renton Police were made aware that two of our Gene Coulon turtles had some markings painted on their shells," the department said in a Faceb…
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Growing inequality risks social revolution, hedge fund chief warns
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
With one eye clearly on the upsurge in the class struggle around the world over the past months, including in the United States, hedge fund chief Ray Dalio told a business conference the growth of social inequality was a national emergency and urgent steps had to be taken to address it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/dali…

Governments Beware: People Are Rising Up All Over the World
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
The only way to preserve the current social and economic order is by force. And when people have had enough, they meet force with resistance and resilience. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'All Eyes on Nestlé': The Commodification and Privatization of Water
Doreen Nicoll | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
Ontario's environment minister, Jeff Yurek, plans to announce the provincial government's decision on water bottling permits by mid-December. The announcement comes after the government's extension of a moratorium on new and expanded permits, put in place by the Liberal …
globalresearch.ca/all-eyes-nestle-campai…

Breaking Open a Black Hole: The World's Most Dangerous Experiment
Haley Zaremba | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
2012 was a big year for black holes. Or, rather, for our understanding of them. First, Scientific American published a moderately terrifying paper titled "Black Holes are Everywhere" and then a team of researchers at Princeton University numerically solved the …
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The Vaccine Deep State. Impacts of Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
Who coined the term anti-vaccine or anti-vaxx? The derogatory term "anti-vaxxer," which has been championed by the media and the medical industry's experts who function as the media's talking heads, are merely people who question the efficacy and safety of …
globalresearch.ca/the-vaccine-deep-state…

Chicago Teachers Didn't Win Everything, But They've Transformed the City–And the Labor Movement
Rebecca Burns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
Chicago teachers and staff returned to the classrooms Friday after more than two weeks on strike. Their walkout lasted longer than the city's landmark 2012 strike, as well as those in Los Angeles and Oakland earlier this year. | The Chicago …
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'Forever Chemicals' in Over 500 New Jersey Water Systems and Sources — More than 1,000 Contamination Sites Nationwide
Jared Hayes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in more than 500 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG. | The 470 new detections reported …
globalresearch.ca/chemicals-new-jersey-w…

"American Self Preservation Doctrine": US National Security Agreements (MCC, ACSA, SOFA) Incompatible with International Law
Tamara Kunanayakam | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-08
"[T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal, when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another." Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 | Acquisition and Cross …
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Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…
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Vietnamese Migrants Found Dead in UK Truck Were Fleeing Poverty
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Vietnam is mourning on Friday, after it was confirmed that the 39 migrants who were recently found dead in a truck in the English county of Essex were Vietnamese, mostly from the Southeast Asian country's poor and rural areas. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | The Vietnamese government confirmed the identity of the victims late on Thursday and expressed its condolences to the families and friends of the migrants, who had paid up to US$40,…
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Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
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Bernie Sanders Says Bloomberg's Moves Toward 2020 Bid Shows 'Billionaire Class Is Scared'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"They should be scared," added Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UN Votes 187-3 to Condemn US Embargo Against Cuba, With Israel and Brazil Joining Trump Administration as Lone Outliers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"The blockade has caused incalculable humanitarian damages. It is a flagrant, massive, and systematic violation of human rights," said Bruno Rodr√≠guez Parrilla, Cuba's foreign minister. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'An Extraordinary Day': Brazilian Leftist Leader Lula Freed From Prison
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"An extraordinary day in Brazil—for the world, given Lula's stature." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As PBS Did With Nixon, Bill Moyers Calls for Primetime Airing of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"Pull out the stops once again, and for the sake of the nation, throw away the schedule," writes luminary of public broadcast journalism in full-page ad. "Who wins? Democracy—and viewers like you." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Roaming Charges: Enter Sondland
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
+ One of the useful life-lessons Roy Cohn taught the young Donald Trump was always to have a fall guy, a patsy on retainer to take the blame when a deal goes sour. In the Ukraine extortion scheme, the patsy was supposed to be Gordon Sondland. Sondland was a guy who, though not exactly an…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/roaming-char…

People seek to build a new Iraq
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-08
anti-government protestsIssue 1244 Iraq corruption sectarianism Islamic StateNovember 8, 2019Huge protests have erupted on the streets of Iraq. Green Left Weekly's Sam Wainwright spoke to Khalil Albawy. A…
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How U.S. sanctions on Iran are killing innocent people
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-11-08
It is a measure of the fortitude of Iran that–despite these unilateral U.S. sanctions–it has been able to maintain production of medical equipment and drugs. Nonetheless, the Human Rights Watch report should be seen as an alarm. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/08/how-u-s-sanction…

Saving An Eco-Sensitive Sacred Site: Meeting to Protect Juristac
South Bay Indigenous Solidarity | indybay.org | 2019-11-08
First Unitarian Church of San Jose | 160 North 3rd Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-11-08
An existential crisis for ruling circles…
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Screening of "Korean Schools in Japan 100 years of struggle against discrimination"
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2019-11-08
Berkeley Central Public Library, 3rd-Floor Meeting Room 2090 Kittridge St., Berkeley, CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/06/1882790…

San Francisco City College Rallies Against Cuts
HEAT | indybay.org | 2019-11-08
San Francisco City College | Ocean Campus | Chinatown Campus…
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