2019-11-19: Social Media Postees

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Police storm universities in Hong Kong
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-20
protest Wlam*Issue 1246 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 20, 2019Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises…
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So much for the #Resistance! While all eyes were on impeachment hearing, House re-authorized PATRIOT Act
rt.com | 2019-11-20
House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill — voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. | A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reachi…
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GOP-Requested Witness Rejects Trump 'Conspiracy Theories'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-20
WASHINGTON — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday's impeachment hearings, rejecting "conspiracy theories" embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. | Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as an honorable man for more than two decades, rebuffing debunked corruption allegations that Trump is said to have wanted the Ukrainians to investigate in exchange for military aid to hold off Russian aggression. | "The allegations against Vice President Biden are self-serving and non-credible," Volker declared. | R…
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Shift on Israeli Settlements Violates Norms Established at Nuremberg, Human Rights Attorneys Say
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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Peace Now: "US Announcement on Softening Settlements Stance Marks a New Broadside on the Two-State Solution"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-19
On the announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo about dropping the US stance on settlements as inconsistent with international law, Peace Now has issued the following statement:…
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US declares Israeli settlements no longer illegal
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Pompeo's announcement makes clear that Washington will brook no constraints of international law on its pursuit of US hegemony via military means.
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Russia Denounces US Decision on Israel Settlements in West Bank
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denounced a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the U.S. authorities no longer treat Israeli settlements in the West Bank as inconsistent with international law. | RELATED: | US Says Israel Settlements Not Illegal Under International Law | "We regard this decision of Washington as another step aimed at scrapping the international legal base of the Middle East settlement,…
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Trump Regime Calls Illegal Israel Settlements Legal
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
There's no ambiguity about the illegality of Israeli settlements. International law on the issue is clear and unequivocal. | It's automatically US constitutional law under its Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2). | Fourth Geneva's Article 49 states: | "Individual or mass forcible | …
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'Orwellian Absurdity': US Reversal on Israel's Settlements Draws International Outrage
Yumna Patel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US was softening its position on Israel's network of settlements in the occupied Palestinain territory, saying it was revoking the notion that settlements are illegal under international law — …
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U.S. Continues to Draw Lines in Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
From November 3 to November 14, Israeli, U.S., German, Italian and Greek war jets participated in the "Blue Flag 2019" military exercises out of the Ovda Air Base in Israel's Negev Desert. The timing of these exercises corresponds with Turkey …
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How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
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 Israeli military launched a major strike against Gaza, killing an Islamic Jihad Commander, Bahaa Abu al-Ata, along with his wife Asma.
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Electoral Reform Not the Reason for Dominica Protests: Skerrit
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed his nation this week to condemn the "intrusion of violence into the election campaign," pointing out that the protesters are not demonstrating because of electoral reform, as previously reported by the western media. | RELATED: | Dominica to Assist Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian | The situation in Dominica has been tense these last few days, as police and protesters continue to clash in the streets of this small Caribbean islan…
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De Facto Government issues decree granting impunity to Bolivian Police and Armed Forces
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
After the coup d'état forged against former president Evo Morales, the self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Añez returned the favour to the Armed Forces with a decree that allows them to repress regardless of whether that action violates the law. She also made available the entire state apparatus in case it is "required". | Source…
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China, USA and the Geopolitics of Lithium
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
The Battle for Lithium: Washington wants to counter China influence in controlling key strategic lithium reserves. Some geological estimates rank Bolivia's lithium reserves as the world's largest.
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Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire–with foreign support
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition. | Source…
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Inferno and the plan of the Coup d'Etat in Bolivia
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
Each night there are vigils, fires, an unwavering decision: the historic, Aymara, ancient, and more recent memory of the 2003 uprising where sixty people were killed. | Source…
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The clear U.S. role in Bolivia's tragic hard-right coup
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
With the backing of the U.S. government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia's legitimate and democratically elected president Evo Morales. This massive blow against democracy and social progress comes after more than a decade of U.S. intervention aimed at destabilising Bolivia and overthrowing its successful socialist government. | Source…
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The OAS Lied to the Public About the Bolivian Election and Coup
Mark Weisbrot | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
Supporters of Evo Morales demonstrate in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Monday. (Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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FRSO leader speaks in Texas on Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-19
Arlington, TX — On November 13, the University of Texas at Arlington Progressive Student Union (PSU) hosted a national leader of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Tom Burke, who gave an eyewitness report on Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution. | Cassandra Swartz, with the Dallas Anti-War Committee, opened the event by talking about how anti-war activism is more necessary than ever, due to the horrific military coup in Bolivia against indigenous President Evo Morales. | Burke went in depth about his experiences in Venezuela to a crowd of 25 people. Burke dispelled myths about Venezuelan shortages, tal…
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Baby Shark Coup
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
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Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Bolivia's coup-born government on Monday intensified its attack campaign against the Movement to Socialism (MAS) supporters, who keep protesting in the streets. | RELATED: | Bolivia: More Than 68,000 Fake Twitter Accounts Supported Coup | Interior Minister Arturo Murillo announced the creation of a "special apparatus at the Prosecutor…
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Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces' repression against indigenous protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies | "I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters," the legislator for Vermont posted on Twitter on Monday. | "It was the military who i…
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The Many Lies and Untruths We're Being Told About the Bolivian Coup
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Corporate media would have us believe that Evo Morales was a dictator in the making. The facts on the ground tell a very different story.
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Bolivian Military Cracks Down on Blockade of Key Gas Plant
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles, helicopters and tear gas to crack down on protesters blocking access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Bolivia's De Facto Gov't Grants Impunity to Police, Armed Forces | Helicopters flew above roads around the Senkata gas plant, operated by state-run YPFB, and a heavily-equipped police unit dispersed the crowd with tear gas and bullets, according to protesters, who added that two people…
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Norvergence reveals the real culprit of Amazon deforestation and wildfires
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-19
Looking at the current relationship and scenario, the future of the Amazon rainforest seems to be in danger until some international organizations or the UN addresses the issue.
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New Zealand Even Hand against Palestine: Jacinda Adern, that Tweet, and Gaza
Julie Webb-Pullman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MFAT) tweet on 12 November condemning rocket fire from Gaza while failing to condemn the Israeli extrajudicial assassinations and civilian killings that generated Islamic Jihad's rocket-fire in defensive response, reveals the hypocrisy at …
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With national strike set for November 21, political crisis intensifies in Colombia
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
In response to the looming strike, the Duque administration has begun to prepare a brutal crackdown by the military and police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/colo…

Sweden Drops Decade-Long Case Against Julian Assange
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition. | RELATED: | UK Judge Denies Request to Delay Assange's Extradition Trial | Although the prosecutor's…
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Europe's Shameful Treatment of Refugees: Fire in Greece's Samos Island Refugee Camp
Prof. Richard Hardigan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Last month a fire roared through the refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, a few miles from the coast of Turkey. The immediate cause of the fire is unclear, but there were clashes between Afghan and Syrian refugees …
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Erdogan's Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
Mass expulsion or the physical extermination of an entire ethnic or religious community — ethnic cleansing — is usually treated by the media in one of two different ways: either it receives maximum publicity as a horror story about which the world should care and do something about, or it is ignored and never reaches…
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ISIS Secrets Spilled in Rare On-Camera Interviews: "We Just Walked Into Syria"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-19
Those interviewed confessed that their arrival in Syria years prior without a doubt had the cooperation of Turkish authorities.

ISIS Secrets Spilled in Rare On-Camera Interviews: "We Just Walked Into Syria"

Video: Complex and Unstable Geopolitics in Syria. Further Escalation in Southern Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Over the past days, southern Idlib, southern Raqqah, northwestern al-Hasakah remained the main points of tensions in Syria. | On November 16, the Syrian Army repelled an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies on the hill of Khaznah in …
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UK Government Accused of Covering Up War Crimes in Iraq
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
The UK is very keen at reminding certain countries — Syria, Russia, China — of their human rights abuses and yet, when it comes to looking closer to home, this current government quite frankly prefers not to, and in some …
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Protests in Chile continue in opposition to promises of new Constitution
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The proposal for a referendum is an effort by the political establishment to channel protests behind Chilean capitalism without making any real concessions on social questions.
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Chile: Human Rights Violations May Lead to Piñera's Impeachment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Eleven opposition lawmakers on Tuesday filed a "constitutional accusation" against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera for his responsibility in hundreds of human rights violations recorded since October 14. | RELATED: | Vast Majority of Chileans Demand a New Constitution | "He is responsible for brutal human rights violations… His decisions…
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The bloodbath in Baghdad
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The US media has remained largely silent as more than 330 unarmed demonstrators have been killed in the streets of the Iraqi capital.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/pers…

Mass protests in Prague against Czech government
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution, hundreds of thousands demonstrated on Saturday against the corrupt right-wing government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday.
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Hong Kong police lay siege to university occupied by demonstrators
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The ramping up of police violence is a precursor to even more violent methods of suppressing the months-long protest movement.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/hong…

Protests as Trump labor board moves to restrict grad student unions
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board proposed a rule that would deny the right of graduate students to organize.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/nlrb…

Iranian regime shuts down internet following protests over gas price hikes
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The Islamic Republic has been shaken by mass protests against a steep hike in gasoline prices precipitated by the US sanctions war on Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/iran…

Trial begins over 2015 anti-government protest on Nauru
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The trial of fifteen activists and former politicians involved in an anti-government protest has been condemned as a sham.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/naur…

French Yellow Vests Celebrate First Birthday, Converge With Planned Labor Strikes
Richard Greeman | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
This weekend the Yellow Vests celebrated their first birthday, with convivial barbeques on traffic circles (roundabouts) all over France followed by direct actions like liberating tollbooths. Although number of protestors has declined to about 10% of the estimated 400,000 who rose up a year ago on Nov. 17, 2018 — thanks to a year of…
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Student Protesters are Walking a Tightrope in Hong Kong
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
It's hard to know what to think about the student protests in Hong Kong. | On the one hand, they are incredibly inspiring. The courage, determination, brilliant organizing in the face of corporate blocking of the social media platforms that have been so critical early on to coordinating actions and rallying support, and the links that these masses of students have been able to build with the broader Hong Kong community, have been amazing to witness. So too is the massive support that the city's residents — even its staid usually conservative business-minded bankers and shop owners — have given and con…
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Brazil Issued Arrest Warrant for Paraguay's Ex-President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Rio de Janeiro's Seventh Federal Court on Tuesday issued a prison order for Paraguay' s former President Horacio Cartes for his involvement in a case related to the Car Wash Operation in Brazil. | RELATED: | Thousands of Paraguayans Protest for Impeaching President over Corruption | The decision was taken by Brazilian Judge Marcelo Bretas who is in charge of…
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Iran's Protests Are Grassroots, Not Foreign-Driven, and that's the Real Problem
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Iran's problem isn't that foreign forces are politically encouraging the latest unrest and possibly even directly supporting some of the most violent provocateurs to an uncertain extent, but that the vast majority of the participants in these nationwide protests are …
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Iran erupts in protest; over 100 killed in security crackdown
Jane Green | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-19
The recent order by Iranian "Supreme Leader" Ali Khamenei directing the security forces "to implement their tasks" sent out a stark and ominous signal to the people of Iran. Protests erupted in cities across Iran on Friday following the government's announcement of a hike in the cost of gasoline by at least 50%, signaling further …
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Ukrainian young Communists lead campaign against Zelensky land sell-off
Ben Chacko | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-19
Ukraine's Communist Youth (Komsomol) members joined a rally against the planned marketization of the nation's agricultural land on Sunday near the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. Protesters left political party banners and flags behind to emphasize that the great land sell-off "concerns all residents of Ukraine." The demo chanted: "No to the sale …
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Police Surround Last Holdouts at Hong Kong Campus Protest
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Even as the latest violence winds down, a fundamental divide suggests the protests in the former British colony are far from over.
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Julian Assange appears in court via video link: Legal rights denied by judge
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The British ruling class has no intention of providing even the appearance of a fair trial of Assange, after which they intend to railroad him to his persecutors in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/assa…

Sweden drops investigation into bogus sexual misconduct allegations against Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The action confirms that the incessant media claims of "rape" and "sexual assault" by the WikiLeaks founder are a politically motivated fraud.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/assa…

Conflict of Interest: Julian Assange's Judge and Her Husband's Links to the British Military Establishment Exposed by WikiLeaks
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
It can also be revealed that Lady Arbuthnot has received gifts and hospitality in relation to her husband, including from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks. These activities indicate that the chief magistrate's activities cannot be considered as …
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France to host "peace summit" with Germany, Ukraine and Russia
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The summit is part of the effort of French and German imperialism to play a bigger role in Eastern Europe as tensions with the US are rising.
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India Makes Advance Payment For Russian Missile Defense System
teleSUR, jg | telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
India has made an advanced payment of US$800 million for Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Russian conglomerate Rostec said this week. | RELATED: | One Dead, 45 Injured in Grenade Attack in Kashmir's Srinagar | Sergey Chemezov, owner of the Russian company, told reporters Monday that negotiations were continuing at a good pace and that the…
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Ukraine Ready to Accept 'Reasonable Compromise' on Conflict
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Ukraine is ready to accept a "reasonable compromise" at a four-way summit which will involve France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine in Paris on Dec. 9 to discuss ways to resolve the wider conflict in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Russia to Return Ukraine Captured Ships In Steps To Settle Conflict | "We are going to the Normandy meeting with open ideas, an open mind, ready to accept a reasonable compromise," Prystaiko tol…
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Mobile Phone Radiation and the EU's Phonegate Crisis
Equipe Phonegate | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Following the invitation on October 1, 2019 to the European Parliament of Dr Marc Arazi by MEPs Philippe Lamberts, Michèle Rivasi and Klaus Buchner of the Greens/EFA, and the alert issued to parliamentarians and organisations gathered at this event on …
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Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals, rules court
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-19
In the case of asbestos, the EPA's new direction would mean ignoring almost 8.9 million tones of asbestos-containing products.
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2 million Americans lack clean water access, especially Native Americans
Jordan Davidson | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-19
"It's hard to imagine that in America today, people are living without basics like safe and reliable water service."
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Germany: Volkswagen pays works council members millions
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig has now brought charges against four VW managers, accused of paying excessive salaries and bonuses to five works council representatives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/volk…

About 20% of Iran's Fuel Output Smuggled Abroad: Gov't Report
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Almost a fifth of the daily production of gasoline in Iran goes to smugglers who ship the fuel to the neighboring countries, according to a new government report published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Iran Discovers 53 Billion Barrels Oil Field: Rouhani | The report, published by the Fars news agency cited data from Iran's Plan and Budget Organization, showed that fuel smuggling from the country reached an average of 22 million liters a day until March 2019. | It also cited findings of ano…
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Europe's Economy Today & Tomorrow
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Introduction | The Wall St. Journal page one article of November 18, 2019 broadcast: "Europe's New Jobs Stoke Discontent". | It asked: 'why are workers so angry', when millions more jobs have been created since Europe's last recessions (2008-09 and 2011-13), when …
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Global climate treaty is not working
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
Three out of four nations have yet to start to honour the global climate treaty. The world waits, the seas go on rising — and greenhouse gases too. | Source…
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Inequality and the iron law of decaying public services
Sam Pizzigati | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-19
Fires are raging everywhere in California these days, and firefighters are having enormous trouble keeping up. Chronically understaffed local fire departments simply don't have the resources to handle Act #1 of what climate change has in store for us. California's wealthy aren't particularly worrying about that lack of resources — because they have more than enough …
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350 Action Endorses Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) for Congress
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge to 'Show Compassion' for Hateful Man Who Threatened to Put Bullet in Her Head
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
In response to a man accused of threatening her life pleading guilty to the crime in a U.S. District Court a day prior, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday released publicly a letter she wrote to the federal judge presiding over the case asking that he "show compassion" in his sentencing. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Occupied Palestine: From BDS To ODS
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-19
We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. We call Israel Occupied Palestine because it is not just the West Bank and Gaza that are occupied, but all of …
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Occupied Palestine: From BDS to ODS. The Project of a One Democratic State (ODS)
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. | We call Israel Occupied Palestine because …
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94 Refugees, Migrants Rescued Off Libya's Coast
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
The Ocean Viking charity vessel, operated jointly by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, carried out a mission Tuesday rescuing 94 refugees and migrants off the coast of Libya. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | "We were copied on an email sent to the Libyan coastguard by AlarmPhone this morning. As a result, we altered our course towards the potential boat in distress and arrived in the area 90 minutes later," Search and Rescue…
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She Can't Vote, but 2020 Democrats Want Her Support
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the "Dreamers," has become a "must meet" for candidates.
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Release of Western Hostages and Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Three Taliban commanders have been released today, on Tuesday, by the Afghan government as part of a prisoner swap involving two Western hostages. Reportedly, the militant leaders, including senior Taliban leader Anas Haqqani, had landed in Qatar, which hosts the …
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Army Releases A Palestinian Fisherman Who Was Abducted A Year Ago
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-19
The Israeli army released, on Monday at night, a Palestinian fisherman who was taken prisoner a year ago, after the navy ships attacked fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and opened fire on them. The Palestinian Fishermen's Syndicate said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Qassem Saidam, was released after a …
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Australian establishment up-in-arms after Beijing bans visit by two MPs
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The hypocrisy of the latest anti-China outburst is underscored by the Australian government refusal to allow Chelsea Manning, the American whistleblower and defender of democratic rights, to travel to the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/hast…

Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Lost in the media's obsession with the impeachment circus last week was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Economic Committee. In his testimony, Chairman Powell warned that when the next recession …
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Does Joe Biden Excite Anybody But Wealthy Donors?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
The former vice president's first rally in California this election cycle should tell us everything we need to know about his 2020 bid.
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A wealth tax: because that's where the money is
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
The bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, is reputed to have answered, "Because that's where the money is." Which brings us to a wealth tax. | Source…
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'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Who are you going to believe, "hard data" or your lying eyes (CNBC, 10/7/19)? | Last month, CNBC ( 10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are "overblown," because the "hard data" shows that the "US economy remains strong." | If you've been keeping track of corporate media coverage of the US economy over the past several years, you might have noticed a contradictory pattern. You'll find that corporate…
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Rep. Richard Neal's Tax Package Would Help Maintain the Nation's Clean Energy Momentum, Science Group Says
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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140+ Palestinian Groups Urge Boycott of Airbnb Funds, Launch Twitter Storm
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Joshua Cho | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
Almost half of US families are unable to afford the basics like rent and food, and 40% can't afford an unexpected $400 expense, with almost 80% of US workers living paycheck to paycheck. (Photo: AP/Craig Ruttle) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Takes Actions Towards a Managed Phase-out of Oil and Gas Extraction
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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More Action Needed on Oil and Gas in California
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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Common Cause Delivers 98,000 Petitions Urging PBS to Air Impeachment Proceedings in Prime Time
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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The Health of Millennials (and those coming next) Can Benefit from Lessons of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Jackie Smith, Bob Glidden | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
As "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" celebrates the life and work of Fred Rogers, we can look to Rogers's work for lessons on building a healthier world for our youth. (Photo: Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Study: Cap and Trade Program Drives Pollution Increases in Vulnerable Communities
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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A 12-Step Program to Opioid Justice
Mattea Kramer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
Diane Semo, whose daughter is in recovery from Heroin, joins over 100 drug reform advocates, former addicts, and family members who have lost loved ones to drugs in a march to demand action on Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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On Debate Night, Bernie Is the Only Medicare for All Candidate
commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
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CAIR, 54 Other Civil Rights Groups Demand Removal of White Supremacist Trump Adviser Stephen Miller
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Basketball Referee, Scout Leader, In Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian scout leader and a basketball referee, identified as George Abu Ghazala, from his home in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took him to an unknown destination. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers stormed George's home and ransacked …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians, Summon 7 For Interrogation, In al-'Isawiya
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-19
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-'Isawiya town in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, before abducting fifteen Palestinians, and summoned seven others for interrogation. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before they started breaking into homes and ransacking them, and …
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Illegal Israeli Colonists Storm A Christian Church In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-19
A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers stormed, on Monday at night, the al-Maskobiyya Church, known as Abraham's Oak Holy Trinity Monastery, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of illegal colonists, accompanied by a large military force, invaded the Christian Monastery …
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UN study claims US has the highest rate of children in detention
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-19
Children are being detained at a younger and younger age and held for longer periods of time.
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Unifor imposes concessions contracts on Saskatchewan Crown Corporation workers
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Governments across Canada have initiated a new austerity wave, targeting public services and the jobs and wages of the workers who administer them.
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US Steel job cuts continue as it lays off workers in Indiana
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The recently announced layoffs are further proof that trade war measures are ultimately aimed against the working class around the world.
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United States has the highest child detention rate in the world
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
A UN report released Monday finds that the United States leads the world in depriving children of liberty, particularly through immigration detention.
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Venice sees second worst flooding in recorded history
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Massive flooding last week brought Venice, Italy to its knees, with local authorities estimating that more than 85 percent of the city is under water.
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J'accuse (An Officer and a Spy): Roman Polanski's masterpiece on the Dreyfus Affair
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Director Roman Polanski's J'accuse recounts the 12-year struggle to clear Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish officer unjustly convicted of spying for Germany in 1894.
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India: The indefinite strike by 48,000 Telangana transport workers at crossroads
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Despite the immense courage displayed by the workers for over six weeks into their indefinite strike, the struggle is in imminent danger because of the rotten strategy adopted by the union.
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Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Some 3,000 conductors, trainspersons and yard workers were poised to strike Tuesday as contract talks between the Teamsters and Canadian National Railway reached an impasse over the weekend.
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Michigan judge throws out state charges against Flint water consultants
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Claims of professional negligence and public nuisance against private water companies advising the City of Flint were dismissed by a circuit court judge on November 8.
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On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
An understanding of Bukovsky's life and role in politics over the past half century must be placed within the broader context of the development of the October Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist reaction against it.
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