2019-11-17: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-17). CIA Installed Dictatorship Replaces Democracy in Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Evo Morales is Bolivia's democratically elected and three-times reelected Bolivian president. | In cahoots with Bolivian fascists, military and police, along with US imperial tool Organization of American states (OAS), CIA dark forces toppled Morales for not subordinating the country's sovereign …

Andre Vltchek (2019-11-17). Evo Overthrown, But Bolivian Socialism Will be Victorious! globalresearch.ca They pledged to do it, and they did — Bolivian feudal lords, mass media magnates and other treasonous "elites" — they overthrew the government, broke hope and interrupted an extremely successful socialist process in what was once one of the …

Marie Dimanche (2019-11-17). Time to Change Canadian Policy Towards Haiti. globalresearch.ca Protesters recently threw a Molotov cocktail and burnt tires in front of the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince. At another rally demonstrators hurled rocks at Canada's diplomatic representation in Haiti and a protester was filmed holding a sign sayi…

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-17). Georgia: Is the US Preparing Another Color Revolution? globalresearch.ca The Port Of Discord | Georgian banker Mamuka Khazaradze, the co-founder of the country's largest universal bank and the man behind the Anaklia Port project, recently had a falling out with the government after being charged with money laundering and …

Colin Todhunter (2019-11-17). Lab Rats for Corporate Profit: Pesticide Industry's Poisoned Platter. globalresearch.ca Newly released pesticide usage statistics for 2018 confirm that the British people are being used as lab rats. That's the message environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has sent to Dave Bench, senior scientist at the UK Chemicals, Health and Safety …

South Front (2019-11-17). Video: Africa and the New Era of Great Power Rivalry. globalresearch.ca The Second De-Colonialization | To an extent, this is a déjà —vu all over again. As the British and French colonial empires, crippled by the two world wars which not only bankrupted them but also plainly demonstrated "colored" soldiers could fight …

The Canary (2019-11-17). Prince Andrew's BBC interview likened to 'a plane crashing into an oil tanker'. thecanary.co Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC's Newsnight may not have been the reputation saver he expected, but it gave people on social media plenty to talk about.BBC presenter Jeremy Vine spoke for many when he asked if anyone else was "struggling with the Woking angle?"Andrew said he could not have been at a London nightclub on March 10, 2001, as he had been at a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking, Surrey that evening and went home afterwards.Virginia Guiffre has claimed the prince had sex with her after they were introduced in…

The Canary (2019-11-17). Prince Andrew's BBC interview likened to 'a plane crashing into an oil tanker'. thecanary.co Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC's Newsnight may not have been the reputation saver he expected, but it gave people on social media plenty to talk about.BBC presenter Jeremy Vine spoke for many when he asked if anyone else was "struggling with the Woking angle?"Andrew said he could not have been at a London nightclub on March 10, 2001, as he had been at a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking, Surrey that evening and went home afterwards.Virginia Guiffre has claimed the prince had sex with her after they were introduced in…

James Wright (2019-11-17). Jo Swinson's tree planting 'promise' proves she's treating climate breakdown as a joke. thecanary.co Jo Swinson and the Lib Dems appear to be treating climate catastrophe as a joke. The party's new policy to plant 60m trees would only offset the UK's recent annual net emissions by less than 0.5%. And their other policies on the climate won't really do much to transform society either. | Treesus Christ…: | Planting trees is important. But it's clearly nowher…

The Canary (2019-11-17). Army accused of covering up war crimes and killing children in Afghanistan and Iraq. thecanary.co The government and the army have been accused of covering up the killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq. | Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating British troops in killing children and the torture of civilians. | A joint investigation by the BBC and Sunday Times said it had obtained new evidence from inside the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which investigated alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq, and Operation Northmoor, which investigated alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. | The Government closed IHAT and Operation Northmoor in 2017, after Phil Shiner, a solicit…

RT (2019-11-17). Sri Lanka's former defense chief Rajapaksa becomes country's new leader. rt.com Sri Lanka's former wartime defense minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the country's new president, winning in an election held months after terrorist attacks plunged the country into political crisis. | Rajapaksa and his brother, a former president of the island nation Mahinda, are credited with bringing an end to the country's quarter century-long civil war in 2009, when government troops defeated Tamil separatists. | Seventy-year-old Rajapaksa, the candidate for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, got more than half of the votes, compared to roughly 42 percent in favor of his main rival S…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

RT (2019-11-17). Accused US spy Whelan tracked since first Russia visit, built contacts using autographed book of disgraced KGB officer — reports. rt.com Paul Whelan, a former US marine currently waiting for trial in Russia on espionage charges became a person of interest for Russian counter-intelligence as early as his first visit in 2007, the daily Kommersant claims. | The 49-year-old corporate security director, who was arrested in Russia last December, is far from being the innocent victim of entrapment that his defense team says he is, the newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources. In fact Whelan was considered suspicious by the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia's intelli…

RT (2019-11-17). Turkey's Russian-made S-400s on combat duty 'by spring', Moscow confirms. rt.com Despite many attempts by the US to derail Turkey's plan to acquire the S-400 air defense missile systems, the state-of-the-art weapons will be fully active next year. | The contract is being carried out "normally" and according to the initial plan, Dmitry Shugayev, the head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS), which is responsible for arms trade, told reporters at an expo in Dubai on Sunday. | We will finish training the Turkish personnel by the end of this year. The system will be placed on combat duty by spring. | The delivery of the S-400s to Ankara began in July. Turkish…

RT (2019-11-17). Foreign-backed 'hooligans' behind protest violence: Iran's Khamenei condemns 'sabotage', endorses fuel price hike. rt.com The Iranian government's surprise decision to raise gasoline prices, which caused protests around the country, should be implemented, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said, blaming the violence amid demonstrations on criminals. | The divisive decision, announced this week, has caused protests in several Iranian cities. Khamenei was cited by the Iranian media on Sunday as saying that, while he was no expert in petrol industry, he still believed the government's decision should be implemented. The Iranian leader also confirmed that there have been deaths related to the protests caused by the hike, blaming them…

RT (2019-11-17). Jamal Yusupov: Russian kickboxing champ knocks out Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai in stunning ONE Championship upset (VIDEO). rt.com Unheralded Russian kickboxer Jamal Yusupov scored one of the biggest martial arts shocks of the year as he knocked out Muay Thai superstar Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex at ONE: Age of Dragons on in Beijing. | Yodansklai headed into the Muay Thai contest in China looking to claim the 202nd win of his glittering Muay Thai career and extend his decade-long unbeaten run in the sport, but Russian kickboxing champion Yusupov had other ideas. | Despite stepping in on just a few days' notice — and despite competing under Muay Thai rules rather than his preferred kickboxing ruleset — Yusupov used his striking skills…

RT (2019-11-17). Major US-South Korea air exercise postponed, described by US as an 'act of goodwill' to Pyongyang. rt.com The United States and South Korea shelved aerial drills that were set to kick off later in November and were earlier described by Pyongyang as provocative, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Sunday. | At a press briefing with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Bangkok, Esper insisted the move was not "a concession" to his partner country's neighbor and argued…

RT (2019-11-17). Saudi Aramco IPO: Company valued at up to $1.71 trillion, may top Alibaba's 2014 record. rt.com The price range for Saudi Aramco shares published on Sunday ahead of an IPO indicates that the value of the oil giant is between $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion, which falls short of the initial $2 trillion target. | The indicative price range for about 3 billion shares that Saudi Aramco offers is between 30 riyals ($8) and 32 riyals ($8.53) per share. This would bring anywhere between $24 billion and 25.6 billion into its coffers, depending on the final price that is to be announced on December 5. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. raised $25 billion in its 2014 IPO. | The range indicates an assessment of between $1.6…

RT (2019-11-17). India's test launch of nuclear-capable ballistic missile caught on VIDEO. rt.com India has successfully test-launched a nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-II. For the first time its test was conducted at night, yet was still captured by witnesses. | The latest test on India's main strategic deterrence weapon took place on Saturday, from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range on the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, local media report, showing a video of the rocket ascending in the nigh…

Ryan Gopar (2019-11-17). Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires. indybay.org This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.

Dan Bacher (2019-11-17). Hundreds pack hearing to protest Trump administration proposal to dredge San Francisco Bay. indybay.org "Deepening the Bay to accommodate bigger vessels carrying dirty tar sands crude oil puts communities along the water and near the refineries at risk," said Isabella Zizi, Climate Campaigner at Stand.earth and member of Protect the Bay.

WorkWeek (2019-11-17). UBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation.

John Malkin (2019-11-17). Syrian War Refugee Mother & Daughter in Canada Want to Bring Family to Ottawa. indybay.org Interview with Syrian war refugee Walaa Ibrahim, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada with her young daughter in November, 2018. Activists are now raising funds to bring Walaa's parents and brother to Canada. Includes interviews with activists who helped bring Walaa and Kadar to Canada.

Fight Back (2019-11-17). Protesters demand end to Israeli attacks on Gaza. fightbacknews.org NY, New York – On the evening of November 15, over 150 people gathered on 42nd and Broadway to demand that Israel, backed by the United States government, stop the murder and occupation of Palestinians. | The emergency rally was called by several different organizations in New York City in response to Israel murdering 34 people, including eight children in Gaza. The organizations were Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Labor for Palestine, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, NY4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, American Muslims for Palesti…

teleSUR (2019-11-16). 'The March Against Fascism' To Defend Venezuela and Latin America. telesurenglish.net Chanting along with the "drums of peace" and holding the Bolivarian Revolution flags, thousands of Venezuelans on Saturday took to the streets to reject new destabilization attempts which U.S.-backed opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido promotes against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Ceonfab: New Violation of Venezuelan Airspace By US Plane | W…

MBNJSD (2019-11-16). Why aren't Americans Rising up Like the People of Chile and Lebanon? dissidentvoice.org The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren't Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system that is force-feeding the systemic injustice and inequality of 19th century laissez-faire capitalism to the people of the …

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Venezuela Rejects Coup-Mongering Calls From the US. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government rejected Saturday a statement from United States Vice President Mike Pence, who called on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) to carry out a coup d'etat in the country. | RELATED: | 'The March Against Fascism' To Defend Venezuela and Latin America | 'We urge the Venezuelan military to join the Venezuelan people, not a despot. The Venezuelan army should be a force of good, the…

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Bolivia's De Facto Gov't Grants Impunity to Security Forces. telesurenglish.net The de facto government of Bolivia issued a decree Saturday exempting Armed Forces and National Police from criminal responsibility when committing acts of repression against protesters who have taken to the streets to reject the coup d'etat. | RELATED: | Bolivia: IACHR, UN Condemn Armed Forces' Killings of Civilians | "The personnel of the Armed Forces, who participate in the operations for the restoration of order and public stability, will be exempt from criminal responsibility when, i…

WSWS (2019-11-16). Morales' MAS in talks with Bolivia coup regime on how to quell unrest. wsws.org The agreement to enter discussions came as masses of workers and peasants continue to stream into La Paz demanding the downfall of the self-proclaimed "interim president."

Staff (2019-11-16). Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Broadcast Journalist Covering Anti-Coup Protests. truthout.org Becoming part of the story she was seeking to cover, international news correspondent Teresa Bo was assaulted by Bolivian state security forces on Friday—shot directly in the face, while on camera, with tear gas or pepper spray. | Perpetrated while she was reporting for Al-Jazeera English in the city of La Paz—where ongoing streets protests erupted this week after a coup forced the resignation of the nation's president Evo Morales—the attack on Bo, which occurred while sh…

Kevin Cashman (2019-11-16). OAS involvement in Bolivia precipitated the coup. mronline.org Let's put an end to this nonesense that's peddled by MSM. | Source

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Bolivia: 9 Corpses in 24 hours Prove Dictatorship's Violence. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, at least nine Bolivians have died as a result of repressive actions carried out by the security forces that support the coup-based government headed by Senator Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | Evo Thanks Alberto Fernandez's Argentina for Its Hospitality | "23 people have died since the coup. The most recent victims are four people shot…

Staff (2019-11-16). Oil and Gas Emissions Have Increased Under California's Cap and Trade Program. truthout.org Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California's signature climate policy for another decade. Brown, flanked by the U.S. and California flags, with a backdrop of the gleaming San Francisco Bay, credited the hard work of the VIPs seated in the crowd. "It's people in industry, and they're here!" he said. "Shall we mention them? People representing oil, agriculture, business,…

Arshad M Khan, Meena Miriam Yust (2019-11-16). Venice Is Flooded—A Look at Our Coastal Future. commondreams.org AC Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma walks in St. Mark square on November 16, 2019 in Venice, three days after the city suffered the highest tide in 50 years. – Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide on November 15, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage. (Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alleen Brown (2019-11-16). Dozens of Murdered Women Are Missing From Puerto Rican Police Records, New Report Finds. theintercept.com A database of femicides in Puerto Rico supports claims that the police department is failing to seriously investigate the violent deaths of women.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-11-16). How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Get away with Murder in Gaza. dissidentvoice.org An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel's contentious political scene. The war was not a question of "if", but "when". The answer came on November 12, when the …

Staff (2019-11-16). 'Civil War, Now!' Bolivia Crisis Escalates; 8 Dead, Dozens Hurt. truthdig.com Security forces fire on supporters of Evo Morales in what the former president describes as a massacre perpetrated by a dictatorship.

Ralph Nader (2019-11-16). The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. commondreams.org US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, DC on November 15, 2019. A"lexander Hamilton described 'high crimes and misdemeanors' as 'violations of the public trust,'" writes Nader. "Trump is…

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-16). Why aren't Americans rising up like we are seeing across the Planet? mronline.org We can't predict exactly what catalyst will trigger a mass movement in the U.S. like the ones we are seeing overseas, but with more and more Americans, especially young people, demanding an alternative to a system that doesn't serve their needs, the tinder for a revolutionary movement is everywhere. We just have to keep kicking […] | Source

South Front (2019-11-16). Video: With Russia's Support Syrian Army Kicks Off New Offensive in Southern Idlib. globalresearch.ca On November 14, the Syrian Army backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a limited offensive on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its Turkish-backed allies in southern Idlib. Government forces liberated the town of Luwaybidah and the nearby …

Aaron Maté (2019-11-16). Syria scandal: New whistleblower claims UN chemical weapons watchdog buried Douma evidence. thegrayzone.com A whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is accusing top officials of tampering with evidence…

Prof. James Petras (2019-11-16). America's Enemies, Who's On the List? globalresearch.ca For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.

commondreams (2019-11-16). NIAC Statement on Protests Across Iran over Gas Price Hike. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-16). Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany: "A Famous American Family" Made its Fortune from the Nazis. globalresearch.ca Bush family links to Nazi Germany were first revealed at the Nuremberg trials in the testimony of Nazi Germany's steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. "Prescott Bush & Herbert Walker, Thyssen's partners in crime were the father & grandfather of a future US President"

WSWS (2019-11-16). The Trump impeachment and US policy in Ukraine. wsws.org The public hearings on impeachment have brought to light bitter recriminations within the US ruling elite sparked by the failure of its anti-Russia efforts in Ukraine.

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-16). "I Did Not Find Our House, There Was Only a Huge Hole." Sawarkah Children Speak About a Massacre They Survived. imemc.org Surviving children of the Abu Malhous "Sawarkah" family, who survived the massacre in which an Israeli air-strike killed 8, including five children and two women, spoke about what happened to them this past Thursday. That night, Noor Sawarkah, 12, could not sleep for fear, listening to the Israeli drones hover …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-16). Israel Fires Missiles into Gaza Despite Ceasefire. imemc.org Israeli warplanes attacked, early Saturday morning, several targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, causing heavy damage but no bodily harm, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The correspondent said warplanes fired more than 10 missiles at targets and agricultural land northwest of Gaza City and in Beit Lahia. …

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Israel Launches New Air Raids on Gaza Two Days After Ceasefire. telesurenglish.net Israel launched a fresh round of airstrikes at the besieged Gaza Strip Saturday targeting Hamas outposts, two days after a ceasefire went into effect following a round of air raids that killed 34 Palestinians. | RELATED: | Palestine Mourns 32 Killed in 48 Hrs by Israel's New Offensive | The Al Aqsa TV channel said Israeli warplanes hit an outpost belo…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-11-16). Poetry and Political Struggle: The Dialectics of Rhyme. dissidentvoice.org Fist with pen illustration by CHema Skandal! When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. — John F. Kennedy, Remarks at Amherst College on the Arts, October 26, …

Laura Flanders (2019-11-16). Tanisha Anderson, Impeachment, and a Hawk. commondreams.org 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson, who suffered from mental health isues, was killed by police in 2014 after her family members call 911 for assistance. (Photo: Anderson Family) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Trump's Ukraine Phone Call 'Unusual, Inappropriate': VP Aide. telesurenglish.net As public hearings continue part of the Congress' impeachment inquiry, a foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers, according to a transcript released Saturday that the phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart was "inappropriate." | RELATED: | Trump's Tweet May Cause Him Charges for Obstruction of Justice | Jennifer Williams, who was listening to the call on July 25, testified that Trump's insistence that Ukraine carry ou…

WSWS (2019-11-16). New Zealand police introduce new armed units. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is exploiting the Christchurch terrorist attack to further arm the police and increase their anti-democratic powers.

WSWS (2019-11-16). Parasite: An unusual director with his antenna attuned to social class. wsws.org Parasite is a dark comedy from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho that concerns itself with income inequality and its implications. The Lighthouse is a pointless horror film set in the late 1800s in New England.

WSWS (2019-11-16). Former US Secretary of State Kissinger points to danger of "catastrophic" conflict between US and China. wsws.org Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of an inevitable "conflict" between the US and China that "will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation."

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-16). The Greatest Intellectual Property Theft in History: Operation Paperclip. globalresearch.ca The initial purpose of what began as Operation Overcast was to plunder Germany of all its scientific and industrial knowledge after World War Two. The plan was to steal documents and working samples, but the depth and breadth of German …

Makia Freeman (2019-11-16). 5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity. globalresearch.ca Important article first publish on September 24, 2019 | The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is …

(2019-11-16). Trump Weakens Protections for Toxic Pyrethroid Pesticides. globalresearch.ca Trump's Environmental Protection Agency proposed today to weaken protections for 23 pyrethroids, a class of insecticides linked to autism, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and known to be highly toxic to bees and fish. | These reduced safeguards were requested by a …

WSWS (2019-11-16). Germany: Left Party parliamentary group elects new leadership. wsws.org The trench warfare within the Left Party expresses tensions and friction stemming inevitably from the right-wing turn undertaken by the whole party.

WSWS (2019-11-16). Seeking to cultivate fascistic base, Trump pardons two war criminals and promotes a third. wsws.org Trump's unprecedented pardoning of war criminals highlights the authoritarian character of his administration.

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-11-16). Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War. dissidentvoice.org The date 11 November is well known and commemorated in many parts of the world because it marks the Armistice ending World War I — 'the Great War' — in 1918. In the evocative words used by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an atheist humanist, in his novel Breakfast of Champions, the day is remembered thus: When …

John W. Whitehead (2019-11-16). The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America. globalresearch.ca Important article by John Whitehead first published by the Rutherford Institute and Global Research on April 24, 2019 | " Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day."—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children…

True Publica (2019-11-16). Where the Vulture Funds Nest in Brexit Britain. globalresearch.ca The UK economy has seen a spike in corporate insolvencies, particularly in the retail, manufacturing and travel sectors since the EU referendum, and the heavy debt burden imposed by private equity has often been a factor. Vulture funds are …

The Canary (2019-11-16). Labour's Ian Lavery says allegations of Tory electoral fraud 'could be political corruption of highest order'. thecanary.co Claims the Tories offered peerages to senior Brexit Party figures could amount to "political corruption of the highest order", the Labour Party chairman warned, as Scotland Yard assesses allegations of electoral fraud. | Ian Lavery said the claims that the Conservatives offered Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and his colleagues' seats in the House of Lords in return for standing aside in the General Election are an "absolute outrage". | His comments come after Lord Falconer wrote to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Director of Public Prosecutions calling for a probe into what he said were "exceptionally…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-16). Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist 'On Purpose' During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests. commondreams.org "I hate to be the story because we are here to report on what is happening to the people in the amazing country," said Al-Jazeera English senior correspondent Teresa Bo. "I hope it helps denounce that such practices cannot be tolerated. Not here not anywhere." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-16). 'Grand American Tradition of Immunizing Its War Criminals' Continues as Trump Pardons US Soldiers. commondreams.org "A shameful use of presidential powers," said the ACLU. "It sends a clear message of disrespect for the law, morality, the military justice system, and those in the military who abide by the laws of war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-16). While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding 'Ecological Sin' to Church Teachings. commondreams.org In remarks at the Vatican, the leader of the Catholic Church condemned "the large-scale delinquency of corporations." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-16). Instagram Eliminates 'The Likes' From Its Platform. telesurenglish.net Instagram announced that "the number of likes" will no longer be a way to measure the social approval of the contents which users place in their accounts. | RELATED: | Facebook: Child Abuse, Suicide, Terrorism, Drugs | The company made that decision after the success reached in tests carried out in Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, and Canada.‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Ä&ati…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-11-16). Anger rises against Tories as Bolton fire shows that lives are still at risk. thecanary.co A fire that engulfed a student housing block in Bolton has shocked people up and down the country. While there's, thankfully, been no recorded loss of life, traumatised students have lost their belongings and their homes. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has condemned the incident because two years after the Grenfell tower tragedy, the government has failed to take meaningful action to save lives. | "A shocking indictment of the g…

Susan Price (2019-11-16). Bolivia: Security forces open fire on protesters in Cochabamba. greenleft.org.au Bolivian elections Reposted from People's DispatchIssue 1246 Bolivia 2019 coup in Bolivia Movement Towards Socialism (MAS)November 16, 2019Bolivian security f…

Fred_F (2019-11-16). The climate canary in the coal mine. greenleft.org.au Climate Zane AlcornIssue 1245 AustraliaNovember 16, 2019If you thought extreme weather and climate events would eventually force politicians to wake up — that notion should now be definitely put to bed. | Not only did the Coalition fail to acknowledge climate change makes it more likely that extreme weather events will be more frequent…

RT (2019-11-16). 5 people, including children, brutally killed in San Diego shooting. rt.com A brutal case of domestic violence had fatal results in California on Saturday, with five family members shot dead and one more child fighting for his life in hospital after an apparent murder-suicide, San Diego police have said. | Police arrived at a home in Paradise Hills after several 911 calls. Local media report that the first call was likely made from inside the house, with no speech but the sounds of an argument heard in the background. Neighbors later reported sounds suggesting violence. | However, when the officers entered the house they were apparently too late, discovering several bodies, including…

RT (2019-11-16). Iran-Iraq border crossing reportedly closed due to ongoing protests in both countries. rt.com The Shalamcheh border crossing between Iraq and Iran was shut down on Saturday, Reuters has reported. The move was made at Tehran's request and in response to the ongoing mass protests in both countries. | The crossing will remain closed for travel in either direction, the news agency said, citing an Iraqi security source and an Iranian diplomat, without naming either. However, goods will be allowed to travel through. | Iraq has been gripped for weeks by violent street protests against the government's policies. Over 300 people have been killed. The wave of public anger spread from the capital Baghdad to the s…

RT (2019-11-16). India should not be 'bullied' on world stage: Iran's FM Zarif calls on New Delhi to resist US pressure. rt.com Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged India to be tougher when faced with US pressure, at the same time applauding New Delhi's general stance against sanctions. | Zarif shared his thoughts during a meeting with a group of visiting journalists from New Delhi earlier this week, the Hindu Business Line reported. "India has certainly taken a stance against the sanctions… so that's been encouraging, [but] of course, we expected our friends to be more resilient vis-a-vis US pressure," Zarif said. | India stopped buying Iranian oil in May, after the US refused to renew waivers it had previously grante…

RT (2019-11-16). Flying way under the radar: MILITARY DRONE crashes in a backyard in a tiny Russian town (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com Residents of a tiny town in central Russia were shaken up on Saturday afternoon when a military-grade drone crash-landed a few dozen meters away from their homes. Luckily, no-one was injured on the ground. | The 'Orion' Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) went down in the town of Listvyanka near the central Russian city of Ryazan. Video filmed by a baffled local resident from his window shoes the hefty drone, about the size of a light airplane, splayed out a stone's throw away from apartment blocks at the edge of town. | | © Oleg Kondratov | "A drone fell right into the garden. I went on a walk with my daught…

RT (2019-11-16). Putin's bikers invade Antarctica, occupy abandoned base… all just to unfurl a GIANT Russian flag. rt.com The Night Wolves bikers, known for their association with the Russian president, have joined with another patriotic group to bring a huge national flag to Antarctica — a mission that saw them sheltering at an abandoned polar base. | Photos show the massive Russian tricolor, measuring a whopping 1,423 square meters unfurled, amid the desolate Antarctic desert. The tiny human figurines seen in the shots are members of the notorious motorcycle club and the 'All Worlds' patriotic organization. | | © "All worlds" | Russian media learned of the mission's success on Saturday from Yury Volkov, the head of…

RT (2019-11-16). Israel & NATO penetrate Russia's S-400 air defenses… 'simulated' by US Patriots? rt.com Israel together with the US and several European NATO allies have wrapped up massive war games, which in part focused on countering advanced air defenses, such as Russia's S-400, that Washington has been so worried about recently. | The Israeli Air Force hosted American, German, Italian and Greek fighter jets at its Uvda airbase in the Negev Desert located in southern Israel, for nearly two weeks between November 3 and 14. A total of 800 servicemen and around 100 aircraft took part in the 'Blue Flag' drills, including the stealthy F-35 fighter jets, which took part in this exercise for the first time. | This i…

RT (2019-11-16). Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else… rt.com Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…

RT (2019-11-16). 'I should not be impeached!' Trump says Kiev confirmed Ukrainegate is a non-story, and here's what he's referring to (VIDEO). rt.com The impeachment drive against President Donald Trump is in full swing — but he believes that the inquiry should've already ended, saying both Ukraine and phone calls released by the White House have ruled out any "quid pro quo." | Responding to a reporter's question on impeachment, Trump bluntly said that he "should not be" impeached, and that the whole story effectively ended on Friday. The reason for that, he said, was a statement by Kiev denying any quid pro quo during Trump's conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky. | "Ukraine — they came out loud and clear that there was no li…

RT (2019-11-16). Make Americans exceptional again? Trump trumps Pentagon, pardons 2 soldiers charged with war crimes. rt.com President Donald Trump has pardoned two soldiers charged for war crimes in Afghanistan, suggesting that US troops are immune even in the face of their own military justice system, let alone the International Criminal Court. | The president signed a clemency order on Friday granting full pardons to two Army officers facing war crimes charges — one awaiting trial and the other already behind bars — and reinstating the rank of a Navy Seal demoted earlier this year over similar war crimes accusations. | Can't overstate how damaging this is. Trump tells troops, & allies/enemies, that committing war crimes…

RT (2019-11-16). 'He told me to shut my mouth': Lionel Messi and Brazil coach Tite exchange heated words during Argentina-Brazil clash. rt.com Argentina captain Lionel Messi and Brazil head coach Tite exchanged words on the sideline during Argentina's 1-0 win over their South American rivals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday | Apparently angered by comments that were coming from the Brazil dugout, Messi raised his finger to his own lips in a mime for Tite to be quiet and also making another hand sign to suggest that the Brazilian was very overly-vocal. | Also on rt.com | | Mother of all insults: English comedian mocks Messi over bizarre tattoo likeness to his mom (VIDEO) | Speaking to report…

RT (2019-11-16). WATCH hundreds of drones create dreamlike spectral PLANES at Chinese air show. rt.com Visitors of the annual aviation show in China's Nanchang were treated to a light display worthy of Gandalf's fireworks. Hundreds of drones took the shape of giant glowing aircraft: a propeller plane, an airliner, and a figher jet. | As many as 800 drones equipped with large shining lamps lit up the night skies during the 2019 Nanchang Flight Convention — an exhibition demonstrating China's latest developments in aviation, space and drone technologies. | Flying in tight formation and in perfect synchronicity, the drones formed luminescent figures resembling an old propeller-driven aeroplane, a passenger je…

RT (2019-11-16). 'Bazooka arms' MMA fighter Kirill Tereshin to undergo surgery to remove potentially deadly bicep enhancements. rt.com Kirill Tereshin, an MMA fighter whose artificially enhanced biceps have earned him the nickname 'Popeye', has begun receiving treatment to remove his fake muscles amid doctors' warnings that they could kill him. | Tereshin, also known as 'Bazooka Arms', became something of a viral sensation this year after footage of the 23-year-old's outrageously swollen arms traversed the internet, but the former army recruit's 15 minutes of fame look to be coming to an end after he has heeded medical advice to remove the vaseline jelly-like substance from his upper arms or else risk amputation, or even death. | Also on rt.c…

United Nations (2019-11-16). UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy. un.org Demonstrating empathy, humour and intelligence, a group of young film-makers have been recognized for their short videos, which tackle the weighty issues of discrimination, intolerance and misogyny in a creative and entertaining way, at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-16). It's Official: Dysfunctional Impeachment Resolution against Donald J. Trump. H. RES. 13. globalresearch.ca According to Rep.Sherman: "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia." The NYT candidly states without a shred of evidence that the Russian lawyer is "connected the Russian government" intimating that she is a stooge of the Kremlin.

Michael Winship (2019-11-16). The Disdain for Ukraine Is Mainly in Trump's Brain. commondreams.org Republican counsel Steve Castor listens to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during a hearing with witness U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the second impeachment hearing held by the committee, House Democrats continue to build a case against U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to link U.S. military aid for Ukraine to the nation's investigation of his political rivals. (Photo: Joshua Roberts – Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-16). Sri Lankan presidential election: Workers must prepare to fight moves towards police-state rule. wsws.org Calls by the major candidates for "strong government"—code-words for the development of dictatorial methods—are a response to the growing opposition of workers and the poor to government austerity.

Israel Shahak (2019-11-16). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Edward Hunt (2019-11-15). It's Still Not Too Late for Rojava. counterpunch.org As Turkey continues its devastating military assault on Rojava, the Kurdish-led region of northeastern Syria, officials in Washington are facing a critical decision: allow Turkey to prevail in its campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds or take action to protect them. The Turkish invasion, which began on October 9, has been devastating for Rojava. More

Janine Jackson (2019-11-15). Missed Opportunity to Recall a Day to 'Perpetuate Peace'. fair.org CNN ( 11/11/19) offered vets a guide to "deals and freebies." | Media consumers were greeted on November 11 with stories like, "Veterans Served to Protect Our Country. Here's Where They Can Get Served With Deals and Freebies Today," on CNN ( 11/11/19). Newsweek ( 11/11/19) counseled readers thatunlike on Memorial Day, when i…

John Grant (2019-11-15). Drones, Guns and Abject Heroes in America. counterpunch.org A couple Saturdays ago I attended the monthly protest near the drone base located on what used to be the Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Horsham, PA, outside Philadelphia. The vigil has been going on monthly for a number of years, peopled by some of the most spiritual, peace-loving people I know. I'd say More

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Eoin Higgins (2019-11-15). Massive Anti-Coup Protests Explode Across Bolivia. theantimedia.com Video and photographs show tens of thousands of people waving the Indigenous flag and calling for Añez to step down.

Patrick Bond (2019-11-15). As Brazil's ex-President Lula is Set Free and BRICS Leaders Summit, What Lessons From the Workers Party for Fighting Global Neoliberalism? counterpunch.org Just as Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) heads of state prepared to meet in Brasilia on November 13-14, hosted by Jair Bolsonaro, a double political earthquake hit: Lula's freedom from prison on November 8, followed by a coup against Bolivian president Evo Morales on November 11. Lula was central to BRICS' establishment a decade ago. Details about More

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-15). Russia Denounces Bolivia Coup, Moscow's Ambiguous Statement Regarding Illegitimate Self-Proclaimed President. globalresearch.ca Time and again, Russia stressed that it supports the sovereign independence and territorial integrity of other countries. | On Monday, its Foreign Ministry denounced the toppling of Bolivia's Evo Morales, a statement saying: | "We are alarmed by the dramatic developments …

Elise Swain (2019-11-15). The Coup That Ousted Bolivia's Evo Morales Is Another Setback for Latin American Socialism. theintercept.com A socialist president from Bolivia is sent into exile as another member of the Latin American left is freed from prison in Brazil.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-11-15). Morales: Bolivia Suffers an Assault on the Power of the People. counterpunch.org As the military coup continues to entrench itself in Bolivia, the first goal of the perpetrators is to appear to be following the constitutional process. But the faàßade is not enough to hide the real disaster of yet another self-proclaimed president in Latin America. When you thought that the Juan Guaido experiment in Venezuela was More

Fight Back (2019-11-15). Evo's Bolivia is not over. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Events have not gone well for the coalition of generals and reactionaries that overthrew Evo Morales on November 10. Far from consolidating their control over the government and the country, the right-wing forces now stand on the back foot, facing the full force of an organized and enraged mass movement ready to defend their constitution and their elected government. | The first setback for the coup was their failure to assassinate Evo. On the morning of November 12, Bolivia's overthrown president, along with his vice president àÅlvaro García Linera, arrived in Mexico where they had been…

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-15). Western Media Whitewash Bolivia's Far-Right Coup. fair.org The phrase AP (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 11/13/19) is looking for is "self-declared." | Bolivia has a new US-backed puppet leader, and the Western media can hardly conceal their adulation. | Jeanine àÅñez declared herself "interim president" in a near-empty Senate chamber on November 12, proceeding to don the presidential sash with the assistance of uniformed soldiers. Despite a lack of quorum rendering the move nakedly unconstitutional, àÅñez was immediate…

CounterSpin (2019-11-15). Alex Main on Bolivia Coup. fair.org Media…