2019-11-23: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2019-11-23). La CIA ayudó a convertir a la serie 'Jack Ryan' en una fantasía intolerante sobre un cambio de régimen en Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Un análisis del investigador Tom Secker revela cómo la fantasía de Amazon sobre un cambio de régimen, "Jack Ryan", fue…

WSWS (2019-11-23). Leaked audio of top Colombian officials exposes failure of US coup operation in Venezuela. wsws.org The picture that emerges is that of a US vassal state panicking that, amid growing opposition from below, it also faces a civil war within Washington's foreign-policy establishment.

teleSUR (2019-11-23). Democratic Lawmakers Criticize US Stance Towards Bolivia's Coup. telesurenglish.net James McGovern, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democratic lawmakers on Friday criticized President Donald Trump administration for its stance regarding what is happening in Bolivia. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Ilegitimate Government Attempts to Sue Evo Morales | "We are troubled by statements from administration officials, including President Trump,…

Staff (2019-11-23). Colombia President Orders Curfew in Capital Following Unrest. truthdig.com The move follows a massive march that brought tens of thousands to the streets in a message of rejection of his conservative government.

The Canary (2019-11-23). Corbyn issues clear warning that multinationals must 'pay their fair share' of tax. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to stop multinational companies offshoring their tax bills to "lower tax regimes" with measures to force them to pay their fair share in the UK. | The Labour leader met workers at an Amazon depot in Sheffield as he warned big companies they would have to pay taxes on all operations in the UK. | Labour expects the measures would raise £6.3bn for the exchequer in 2024 to help pay for its manifesto plans to nationalise key utilities in a "green industrial revolution". | Corbyn and shadow employment rights secretary Laura Pidcock set out plans to clamp down on "enablers of tax dodging",…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2019-11-23). JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. globalresearch.ca Fifty years of research shows that three humane visions of global peace were thwarted by three covert assassinations. In each case eyewitness accounts were written out of history. In each case the "lone gunman" fiction denied society a true understanding of the deep politics of history…

teleSUR (2019-11-23). Colombia: Curfew in Bogota On Nationwide Strike's Second Day. telesurenglish.net Making noise by banging pots to call for attention, thousands of people gathered on Friday afternoon at the Bolivar Square in Bogota to reject President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. | RELATED: | Colombia: 3 Dead, 122 Civilians Injured At Strike Against Duque | "We are here to protest against Duque's government," art student Katheryn Martinez…

Staff (2019-11-23). Nearly 300 US Cities Will Mobilize to Demand Impeachment on Eve of House Vote. truthout.org As corporate media focus on the dramatic impeachment hearings being conducted in Washington, D.C., another impeachment story is unfolding: Activists around the country are preparing to mobilize on the eve of the U.S. House of Representatives' vote on impeaching President Trump. As witnesses testify in the nation's capital, activists are making signs, getting protest permits and drafting speeches. | On the night before what will be a historic vote, people throughout the country will pick up t…

WSWS (2019-11-23). Interviews with Alice Springs workers and youth about public meeting to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org Popular support in Alice Springs for imprisoned journalist Julian Assange is matched by a deep distrust of government authorities and the major parliamentary parties.

WSWS (2019-11-23). Who decided the US should fight a "hot war" with Russia? wsws.org The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-23). How Does China Evaluate and Choose its Leaders? Understanding China's University System. globalresearch.ca Many Westerners have at least a dim awareness of China's Gaokao, the system of annual university entrance examinations, taken by about 10 million students each year. This set of examinations is quite stiff and perhaps even harsh, covering many subjects …

Staff (2019-11-23). U.S. Judge Awards $180 Million to Post Reporter Held by Iran. truthdig.com The nation is ordered to pay Jason Rezaian after he spent 544 days in captivity and was tortured on still-unexplained espionage charges.

The Canary (2019-11-23). Young adults urged to sign up to vote in the 'climate election'. thecanary.co Young adults are being urged by under-18s and celebrities to sign up to vote so they can use the power of the ballot box to tackle the climate and nature crises.The call comes after the Electoral Commission reveals that a third of young people are not registered to vote, with only 66% of 18 to 19-year-olds and 68% of those aged 20-24 correctly signed up.Students who are too young to vote are helping launch #ItsOurTime, a politically neutral campaign which aims to motivate young people concerned about climate change to sign up before the registration deadline on November 26.Celebrities including bands The Foals an…

WSWS (2019-11-23). Trump administration begins deporting asylum seekers to Guatemala. wsws.org Migrants from Honduras and El Salvador will be forced to seek asylum in Guatemala, even if they make it to an official US port of entry.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-23). Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Reflects on the Borderlands and Two Years of Government Persecution. theintercept.com A jury found Scott Warren not guilty in the government's second attempt to lock him up for providing humanitarian aid on the border in Arizona.

teleSUR (2019-11-23). Uruguay: Far-Right Calls Armed Forces to Vote Against Leftists. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's Minister of Defense Jose Bayardi denounced Saturday former army general and far-right presidential candidate Guido Manini for inciting confrontations and rebellion of the military against democratic institutions, through a video on social media. | RELATED: | Uruguay: Martinez, Lacalle Pou Close Campaigns Prior to Ballot | The far-right politician who belongs to the Cabildo Abierto party published a video addressed to members of the armed forces, calling for them…

Staff (2019-11-23). Brazil's Lula Vows to Make Life 'Hell' for Bolsonaro Government. truthdig.com The ex-president, out of jail for charges he disputes, says at Workers' Party event he is more willing than ever to fight for the country.

WSWS (2019-11-23). Rising seas threaten US Pacific nuclear dump. wsws.org A concrete dome, a relic of the US nuclear testing program, is breaking up and beginning to spill deadly nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean.

Staff (2019-11-23). Pope Denounces 'Evil' of Nuclear Weapons in Japan Trip. truthdig.com He goes further than any other pontiff, saying merely having atomic bombs is to be condemned, ahead of his visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

WSWS (2019-11-23). Netanyahu, indicted on corruption charges, refuses to resign. wsws.org The prime minister's aim has been to incite his far-right supporters and encourage them to take to the streets on his behalf.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-11-23). JFK Files: US Officials Plotted Destruction of Cuban Crops with Biological Agents. globalresearch.ca Today, November 22, 2019, we commemorate the passing of JFK. | Why was he killed? | He opposed the Deep State? | He was opposed to waging war on Cuba. | He favored dialogue rather than war with the Soviet Union. | *** | Several of …

WSWS (2019-11-23). Allegations of racist incidents lead to virtual shutdown of campus at Syracuse University. wsws.org The university has accepted the demands of students, including moves toward the segregation of dorms based on race, but the campus has been effectively closed through the end of the semester.

WSWS (2019-11-23). OECD cuts global growth forecast. wsws.org The chief economist of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that "things are not really moving" and there was a danger that low growth could become "entrenched."

Juan Cole (2019-11-23). What Does Fraud and Bribery Trial of Israeli PM Netanyahu Tell Us About Trump Impeachment? commondreams.org "In the case of both men, if they are removed from office for corruption, they will be succeeded by political figures even farther to their right and more dangerous to the world," writes Cole. (Photo: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-23). Argentina: Fernandez Plans To Increase Minimum Wages, Pensions. telesurenglish.net During a meeting with the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) leaders, the next Labor Minister Claudio Moroni mentioned that Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernandez plans to increase wages and pensions when he takes office in December. | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Bolsters Plan To Fight Hunger in Argentina | "Promising a decree to 'level-the-field' bef…

teleSUR (2019-11-23). Israel: Netanyahu to Give up 4 Ministry Posts Due to Indictment. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to relinquish the four ministerial posts he currently holds in the coming days following the indictment against him for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, according to a report published Saturday by Haaretz. | RELATED: | Israel's PM Netanyahu Charged in 3 Corruption Cases | On Thursday Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indicted the premier for the long-running investigations dubbed Cases 1000, 2000 and 4000. Under Israel's law, Neta…

Staff (2019-11-23). UK Ignores UN Deadline to End Illegal Occupation of the Chagos Islands. truthout.org The children pictured in the photograph above are from the last generation to inhabit Peros Banhos, an atoll in the Chagos Archipelago, a territory that is currently and unlawfully controlled by the United Kingdom. Today many may have passed away, but those who haven't continue to be forced to spend their final days in exile, far from the land of their childhood memories. | Like them, thousands of Chagossians were expelled from th…

Staff (2019-11-23). Dialysis Patients Panic as Financial "Life Raft" Becomes Unmoored. truthout.org Russell Desmond received a letter a few weeks ago from the American Kidney Fund that he said felt like "a smack on the face." | The organization informed Desmond, who has kidney failure and needs dialysis three times a week, that it will no longer help him pay for his private health insurance plan — to the tune of about $800 a month. | "I am depressed about the who…

Staff (2019-11-23). McDonald's Employees Are Suing to Win Protection From Violence at Work. truthout.org Last year as Elvira Gonzalez was mopping the floor outside a bathroom in the Chicago-area McDonald's where she worked, a customer came in and started yelling at her. Then he picked up the "Wet Floor" sign and hit her over the back, an incident that has left her with chronic pain to this day. On another occasion, a customer came into the men's bathroom while she was cleaning it, exposed his genitals and groped her. When she ran out screaming and told her manager what happened, she says he laughed and…

The Canary (2019-11-23). Jeremy Corbyn offers a vision of 'hope' and builds support for a 'red Christmas'. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn has offered students a vision for "hope" as he unveiled a youth manifesto pledging £1 billion investment and votes at 16. | The Labour leader received huge applause when he told supporters at Loughborough University on Saturday of plans to end pay "discrimination" and give a £10 minimum wage to all. | And to energise his campaign further, he encouraged the crowd to hit the streets campaigning ahead of the election on 12 December in order to bring a "red Christmas". | Addressing the packed student union club lined with red neon lights, he said: This election is all about the future and hop…

RT (2019-11-23). Butina to help Russians 'in difficult situations' abroad as part of new job at ombudsman's office. rt.com Less than a month after her return to Russia from the US, where she spent over a year behind bars, Maria Butina has joined the Russian ombudsman's office and will focus on helping compatriots who run into trouble abroad. | The Russian gun activist, whose case whipped up anti-Russian hysteria in the US and saw mainstream media telling juicy stories about her trading sex for political favors that later proved to be false, will now help those who find themselves similarly at fault outside Russia. | Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said Butina had accepted an offer to join her team. Speaking at…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-23). "I'm Disgusted": Sanders Says Bloomberg's $30 Million Ad Purchase Just Latest Example of Billionaire Trying to Buy an Election. commondreams.org "If you can't build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American people are sick and tired of the power of billionaires." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-23). 'Nothing But Disdain for Democracy': Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia. commondreams.org "Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-11-23). Bolivian Senate voids ousted president Evo Morales' election victory. rt.com Bolivia's Senate has passed legislation canceling Evo Morales' victory in the October presidential election, which was followed by a coup that forced him to flee the country. The bill also opens the door for new elections. | The bill on new elections was passed unanimously, the Senate confirmed on its Twitter page. The legislation will now need to get the approval of the lower chamber of the national parliament before self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Anez signs it into law. | The bill effectively annuls the result of October's election which saw Morales eventually winning by a wide margin and sparked…

RT (2019-11-23). Unleash the horde! Watch THOUSANDS of deer block Siberian road during migration. rt.com Indigenous deer herders in Siberia caused a rare congestion on a road when they had thousands of their animals cross it for about 20 minutes. Amused drivers seized the chance to film the unexpected procession. | The footage, obtained by RT's Ruptly was taken by a local journalist, who was returning from a fishing trip. It shows a huge herd of deer running by as the reporter sits stuck in his car. So many animals were passing by that the clip had to be sped up considerably to show them all in under three minutes. | The owners of the herd, who belong to the indigenous Nenets people, are seen riding snowmobile…

RT (2019-11-23). Amazon files suit challenging Pentagon 'war cloud' contract with Microsoft, may argue Trump 'meddled' in process. rt.com Amazon has filed a lawsuit protesting the Pentagon's decision to award a contract worth up to $10 billion to Microsoft to supply the military with a new cloud storage system, insisting the bidding process was marred by bias. | The high-dollar 'war cloud' project, also known as JEDI, was awarded to Microsoft late last month, but on Friday Amazon confirmed it would bring a case to the US Court of Federal Claims to challenge the move. | JEDI's stop-start bidding process was long plagued by complaints of bias, with cloud computing firm Oracle previously alleging the bid was skewed in favor of Amazon, while the Pen…

RT (2019-11-23). 3 killed as car bomb detonates near police station in Colombia amid anti-government unrest. rt.com A truck rigged with explosives detonated outside a police station in Colombia amid mass protests in the country that have been marred by violence and looting. | The blast happened in Santander de Quilichao, a town some 500km from the nation's capital, Bogota. | Three police officers were killed and seven more wounded, the government secretary of the Cauca Department, Jaime Asprilla, said. Meanwhile, local media reported that at least 10 people were injured in the explosion. | Defense Minister Carlos Homles Trujillo condemned the "heinous terrorist attack," vowing to identify and punish the perpetrators. | Foot…

RT (2019-11-23). Jesus is a Flamengo fan? Iconic Christ the Redeemer statue lit up in Brazilian team's colors ahead of Copa Libertadores final. rt.com Jesus is apparently a fan of Brazilian club Flamengo after donning the Rio team's colors ahead of the Copa Libertadores final against Argentina's River Plate. | Appearing in their first Copa final in 38 years, Flamengo face defending champions River Plate in a one-off match at Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru, on Saturday night. | The Flamengo marketing team and shirt sponsors adidas made sure the whole of Rio de Janeiro was aware of the monumental nature of the occasion by illuminating the iconic Christ the Redeemer stature which overlooks the city in the famous red and black stripes of their club. | Manto Sa…

RT (2019-11-23). Jesus is a Flamengo fan: Iconic Christ the Redeemer statue lit up in Brazilian team's colors ahead of Copa Libertadores final. rt.com Jesus is apparently a fan of Brazilian club Flamengo after donning the Rio team's colors ahead of the Copa Libertadores final against Argentina's River Plate. | Appearing in their first Copa final in 38 years, Flamengo face defending champions River Plate in a one-off match at Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru, on Saturday night. | The Flamengo marketing team and shirt sponsors adidas made sure the whole of Rio de Janeiro was aware of the monumental nature of the occasion by illuminating the iconic Christ the Redeemer stature which overlooks the city in the famous red and black stripes of their club. | Manto Sa…

RT (2019-11-23). 'Stand-alone mode': Russian-made S-400s to operate independently from NATO air defense — Turkish minister. rt.com The S-400 air defense missile systems, purchased from Russia, will remain separate from the NATO military network and not cause any problems with its work, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. | Speaking to Al Jazeera, Akar said that the S-400s will not be integrated into the NATO air defense system and will not pose a threat to the alliance. | We've been saying it all along. Of course, [the S-400s] will be in 'stand-alone' mode. They will operate independently. | Turkey began receiving the S-400s this summer and is set to place the weapons on combat duty next April. Hulusi confirmed that Ankara intends…

RT (2019-11-23). Pence tells Iraqi Kurdish leader Trump has their backs — weeks after hasty US retreat in Syria. rt.com Iraqi Kurds should rest assured that Washington is firmly backing them — just take it from VP Mike Pence, who made a surprise visit to Iraq weeks after his boss was dragged through the mud at home for abandoning Syrian Kurds.

RT (2019-11-23). US to step up fight against ISIS in Syria 'in coming days and weeks' — CENTCOM chief. rt.com The Central Command chief said the US plans to escalate operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in Syria, where hundreds of American troops were left to "secure the oil." | General Kenneth McKenzie spoke to reporters on the sidelines of a security-themed event in Manama, Bahrain on Saturday. | The US-led anti-IS operations in Syria are "expected to pick up in coming days and weeks," he said. McKenzie also noted that about 500 US troops currently remain in eastern Syria. | US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of troops from northeastern Syria in October. However, he later cl…

RT (2019-11-23). 3 killed, dozens wounded in car bomb blast in Syrian town along Turkish border — Ankara. rt.com A car rigged with explosive detonated in the Syrian town of Tell Abyad near the Turkish border, killing three and injuring 26, Ankara said. | Photos and videos on social media allegedly show the aftermath of the blast on Saturday. | A vehicle is seen engulfed in flames and covered in smoke, as locals rush to clear the rubble from the damaged building nearby. | ÿߟܟÅÿ¨ÿßÿ± ÿ≥Ÿäÿßÿ±ÿ© ŸÖŸÅÿÆÿÆÿ© ŸÅŸä ŸÖÿ&Oslash…

RT (2019-11-23). Welfare fraud in Sweden by Iraqi MINISTER?! Reports claim foreign defense chief was getting child support & sick pay for YEARS. rt.com Many high-ranking officials are pelted by corruption allegations, yet few (if any) have ever got accused of welfare fraud in another country. But if Swedish media is to be believed, Iraq's serving defense minister is a suspect. | The scandalous story made the headlines in Sweden this weekend, after several news outlets reported that Iraqi Defense Minister, Najah al-Shammari, is also known as a Swedish citizen named Najah al-Adeli. | The man is said to have emigrated to Sweden in 2011, becoming…

RT (2019-11-23). US VP Pence arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit. rt.com US Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly begun an unexpected visit to Iraq, arriving at the Al Asad Air Base in the western Anbar province. The base hosts American troops tasked with training and assisting Iraqi forces. | The vice president was also expected to talk with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mehdi, according to a source in the PM's office cited by AP and Reuters. The New York Times reported, however, that Pence and Mehdi spoke by phone but did not meet in person. The US government has not made any official comment on the matter so far.

RT (2019-11-23). Man set on fire by Hong Kong protesters 'can't recognize his own daughter' after 10+ days in coma. rt.com A Chinese man set ablaze by rioters in Hong Kong, seen in a deeply disturbing video that shocked social media users, has woken up after more than 10 days in a coma but faces a long and painful recovery — both in body and mind.

RT (2019-11-23). Chinese ambassador warns Canada of 'VERY BAD damage' to relations if it takes up US line on HK protests. rt.com Beijing's new ambassador to Canada has urged Ottawa not to echo American support for ongoing protests in Hong Kong, warning that such a move would be ruinous to relations for the two countries. | While lawmakers have frequently voiced concern about the 300,000 Canadian citizens residing in Hong Kong amid the unrest, Ottawa has yet to formally endorse the territory's protest movement. In a press conference on Friday, China's freshly appointed envoy, Cong Peiwu, insisted it should refrain from doing so. | "If somebody here really tries to… have this kind of law like that in the United States, it's very dangero…

RT (2019-11-23). Football fans fume after Yale-Harvard game disrupted by HUNDREDS of pitch-invading climate protesters (VIDEO). rt.com A football game between two elite Ivy League universities froze for about an hour as a crowd of students and alumni staged a protest against investment in fossil fuels right on the playing field — and sparked an online outrage. | It was after the second quarter of the game at the Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut, when scores of protesters from both colleges stormed the field, carrying banners and placards that accused the two prestigious universities of being "complicit in climate injustice" by investing in fossil fuel companies. | Watch as HUNDREDS of both Harvard and Yale students storm the field in s…

RT (2019-11-23). Football fans fume after Yale-Harvard game disrupted by HUNDREDS of pitch-invading climate protesters (VIDEO). rt.com A football game between two elite Ivy League universities froze for about an hour as a crowd of students and alumni staged a protest against investment in fossil fuels right on the playing field — and sparked an online outrage. | It was after the second quarter of the game at the Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut, when scores of protesters from both colleges stormed the field, carrying banners and placards that accused the two prestigious universities of being "complicit in climate injustice" by investing in fossil fuel companies. | @DivestHarvard and RT (2019-11-23). 'Sacred right to suck up to power': Pilger blasts 'cruel' media coverage of Julian Assange (VIDEO). rt.com In a wide-ranging dismantling of mainstream media reporting on Julian Assange, award-winning journalist John Pilger has blasted the Guardian for its coverage of the WikiLeaks founder. | Pilger took aim at a Guardian editorial published this week, which made the case for not extraditing the Australian to the US, where he could face 175 years behind bars for possession and dissemination of classified information. | The BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker h…

RT (2019-11-23). 'Sacred right to suck up to power': Pilger blasts 'cruel' media coverage of Julian Assange. rt.com In a wide-ranging dismantling of mainstream media reporting on Julian Assange, award-winning journalist John Pilger has blasted the Guardian for its coverage of the WikiLeaks founder. | Pilger took aim at a Guardian editorial published this week, which made the case for not extraditing the Australian to the US, where he could face 175 years behind bars for possession and dissemination of classified information. | The BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker h…

RT (2019-11-23). Big in Japan: Russian teen Alena Kostornaia wins figure skating Grand Prix in Sapporo. rt.com Russian figure skater Alena Kostornaia picked up her second ISU Grand Prix win of the season as the teenager claimed top spot in Japan, while countrywoman Alina Zagitova finished third. | Sitting first after the short program, Kostornaia, 16, topped the free program rankings with a score of 154.96 — giving her a combined total of 240.00. | That was enough to finish comfortably ahead of 17-year-old local favorite Rika Kihira, who scored 151.95 for her free program and 231.84 overall. | Olympic champion Zagitova finished third in Sapporo with a total score of 217.99. | üë©‚&Auml…

RT (2019-11-23). Putin could have been 'FIRED' in 1998 — from top spy job that propelled him to presidency. rt.com Vladimir Putin could've had his career smashed months before becoming Russian president, a former Kremlin official claims. He says an influential PM made two attempts to sack Putin from his top job at the Federal Security Service. | Putin was in charge of the FSB between September 1998 and May 1999. His breakneck career progress then saw him become the first deputy Prime Minister, then PM, and finally Russia's caretaker President on December 31, 1999 — after Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation. | But the current president's life story might have been quite different, claims the former head of Yeltsin's a…

RT (2019-11-23). Feeling fruity: Russian ice hockey host leaves little to the imagination as she parties topless with pineapples (VIDEO). rt.com Russian ice hockey hottie Yulia Ushakova made use of some strategically-placed pineapples to maintain her modesty as she posed topless on a boat trip. | Ushakova, a TV host for hockey club Spartak Moscow, has swapped the sub-zero temperatures in the Russian capital for what she describes as a 'fitness tour' in sunny Thailand. | And she showed just how much she is enjoying herself by posting a video of a boat trip with a difference, cruising the waves while dancing with a pair of pineapples in place of a bikini top. | Fitness fanatic Ushakova is a former Arnold Classic champion and bodybuilder. She made inte…

RT (2019-11-23). 'Greta phenomenon': EasyJet joins corporate trend of pretending to go green to seem like they care, analysts tell RT. rt.com EasyJet's plan to offset emissions clearly falls in line with now trendy environmentalism, but unfortunately it has little to do with really improving the climate situation on the planet, aviation industry experts have told RT. | Earlier this week, the UK airline vowed to become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights by planting trees and investing in green projects. The idea is not actually new. Other large airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa offered passengers the chance to pay a little extra to compensate for their carbon footprint, according to independent international affairs…

RT (2019-11-23). Pope against NUKES: Francis to deliver anti-nuclear message in Japanese cities where US dropped atomic bombs. rt.com Pope Francis is expected to deliver a staunch anti-nuclear message on his visit to Japan, the only country in the world to have suffered atomic bomb attacks. | Francis touched down in Tokyo on Saturday, becoming the first pope to visit the East Asian country in 38 years. | His four-day trip will include visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima, cities where over 210,000 people were killed when the United States dropped nuclear bombs on them at the end of the Second World War. | | The nuclear bombing of Nagasaki. © Global Look Press | On Sunday the pontiff will deliver a message about nuclear weapons in a park i…

RT (2019-11-23). 'NUCLEAR INCIDENT' in South China Sea that no one actually noticed hits the headlines (Fake news 101). rt.com Brewing a solid piece of fake news is tricky — it has to be hot enough to take off and believable enough to not get debunked at once. The scare around a "radiation incident" in the South China Sea appears to be almost perfect.

RT (2019-11-23). 'Best assist ever!': Tottenham's Deli Alli performs OUTRAGEOUS flick to set up goal as Mourinho's men beat West Ham (VIDEO). rt.com Dele Alli provided the most memorable moment of the first game of the Jose Mourinho era at Spurs as he acrobatically flicked the ball to a teammate in a move which led to Tottenham's second goal of the game. | Despite losing his balance on the touchline, Alli managed to prevent the ball from going out of play by flicking the ball away from West Ham defender Ryan Fredricks into the path of the onrushing Son Heung-min, who in turn squared the ball to Lucas Moura to slide the ball home at the far post. | Alli was also crucial the game's opener, laying it on for the South Korean to score the first goal of the Mour…

RT (2019-11-23). From the brightest lights, to the eeriest sounds, and finally…LIFE on Mars? What we learned about space this week. rt.com Scientists around the world are constantly striving to learn more about our universe. Discoveries from the utterly minute to the absolutely massive are made every day and this past week has seen some truly breathtaking highlights. | Here, RT details what we learned about space in the past week. | Sugar is the origin of life? | NASA, in collaboration with three Japanese universities, discovered extraterrestrial sugar molecules on two different meteorites which struck the Earth, leading some scientists to believe that the RNA component within the sugar may have been the early catalyst for life on our planet. | A…

RT (2019-11-23). Trump & Navy trade blows as confusion, conflicting reports swirl around review to expel SEAL accused of war crimes. rt.com A showdown between President Donald Trump and the US Navy may be shaping up over an attempt to expel a commando from the elite SEAL force. Vague statements and conflicting reports are adding to confusion about the case. | After the Navy announced that it would carry out a Trident review to consider expelling Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from the SEALs earlier this week, Trump stepped in with a tweet, insisting that nothing of the sort would be happening. | "The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," the president said on Thursday. "This case was handl…

RT (2019-11-23). 'Unbiased' look for cops? Indian police ax order for Muslim officers to SHAVE OFF BEARDS after backlash. rt.com A police station in India stepped into controversy after it told some of its Muslim officers to get rid of their beards, prompting outrage among the local Muslim community. | Police in the town of Alwar, around 150km from New Delhi, issued the now-revoked beard-shaving order on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Anil Paris Deshmukh told reporters that 32 Muslim officers were initially given permission to grow beards but later nine of them were stripped of their 'beard privileges.' | Deshmukh did not go into details of why some of the officers were effectively told to shave off facial hair, aside from saying th…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-11-23). The Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1963: 56 Years Later. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on November 21, 2013. | Today November 22, 2019 is the 56th anniversary of the assassination of JFK | Why was he assassinated? | He favored peace over war. | The normalization of relations with the Soviet Union. | ***…

teleSUR (2019-11-23). United Nations Presents a Peace-Building Agreement for Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The United Nations, the European Union (EU) and the Bolivian Episcopal Conference (CEB) on Saturday announced an agreement between the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) and the Jeanine Añez administration whereby they pledge to pacify Bolivia and ensure credible elections. | RELATED: | Democratic Lawmakers Criticize US Stance Towards Bolivia's Coup | The agreement was presented at a press conference by the UN special envoy Jean Arnault, the EU ambassador to Bolivia Leon de la To…

Christine Prat (2019-11-23). Wampanoag Hartman Deetz 'No thanks no giving' history in Paris. indybay.org As AIM West prepares its annual Un-Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco, and Native Americans gather for the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, Hartman Deetz, Wampanoag, shares the real origin of Thanksgiving, the history of murderers and thieves from the Pilgrims to the Trump administration.

Harald Neuber (2019-11-23). Sanctions Are Like Bombs. indybay.org Venezuela is one of 41 states that depend on external food assistance to avoid a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba since the beginning of the 1960s. There is hardly any criticism of the US sanctions. Six million households, more than 60% of the population, are sustained by the food program.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-11-23). Sheepdogs Sanders & Warren Support Anti-Abortion Democrats. indybay.org Despite the Democratic Party having as part of its party platform that it supports the right to abortion, the Democrats have the two alleged progressives running for president, the Democrats' sheepdogs Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, stating at the latest Democrats' "debate" that they would support anti-abortion Democrats! See | "Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Wouldn't Rule Out Supporting Anti-Abortion Democrats" by Jenavieve Hatch, 11/21/19 at | www.huffpost.com/entry/warren-sanders-ab…

Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center (2019-11-23). 11th Annual Peace and Justice Awards Dinner. indybay.org Diablo Room – Hillside Clubhouse – Rossmoor | 3400 Golden Rain Rd | Walnut Creek, CA 94597…

People's Park Committee & Suitcase Clinic (2019-11-23). Legacy of Past and Present Anti-War Actions: Strategies to Consider for the Future. indybay.org UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall 126…

Ryan Grim (2019-11-23). In Three Touchstone Speeches, Elizabeth Warren Grounds Her Campaign in a History of American Protest and Movement Building. theintercept.com Linking with women-led labor struggles is her way of answering those who want to push her away from economic policy and into a "women's issues" box.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-23). Iran False Flag Prep, US Government's Staggering Bolivia Hypocrisy, Netanyahu Indicted & Patriot Act. 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 (11/22/19). 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 …

Emily Apple (2019-11-23). BBC News editing the audience reaction to Boris Johnson is really not okay. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's appearance on the BBC Question Time (BBCQT) Leaders Debate didn't exactly go well. From having to sneak into the studio while Jeremy Corbyn was greeted by crowds of supporters to refusing to apologise for his previous racist and homophobic comments, the PM was on…

Staff (2019-11-23). Documents: Giuliani, Pompeo Had Contacts Before Yovanovitch Ouster. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Newly released documents show Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in contact with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the months before the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled. | The State Department released the documents Friday to the group American Oversight in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They show that Pompeo talked with Giuliani on March 26 and March 29. | Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said the documents reveal "a clear paper trail from Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo to facilitate Giuliani's smear…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-11-22). The OAS Has Deceived the Public, Terribly, on the Bolivian Election. counterpunch.org What is the difference between an outright lie — stating something as a fact while knowing that it is false — and a deliberate material representation that accomplishes the same end? Here is an example that really pushes the boundary between the two, to the point where the distinction practically vanishes. And the consequences are More

Robert Fisk (2019-11-22). Pompeo Scorns the Law Because He's Never Had to Follow It. counterpunch.org Michael Pompeo — let's use his real name — was very revealing when he ripped up the latest bit of international law which didn't favour Donald Trump or Benjamin Netanyahu in the Middle East. Jewish colonies in the West Bank were not against international law. "Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law More

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-22). "They're Killing us Like Dogs" — A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help. counterpunch.org I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of the de facto government that More

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-22). They're Killing Us Like Dogs: A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help. mintpressnews.com I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of the de facto government that seized control in a coup that forced Evo Morales out of power. | The coup has spawned massive protests, with blockades set up around the country as part of a national strike calling for the resignation of this new government. One well-organized blockade is in El Alto, where residents set u…

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-22). "They're killing us like dogs": A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help. dissidentvoice.org Photo by Medea Benjamin I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of the …

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-22). "They're Killing Us Like Dogs"—A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help. commondreams.org Bolivian riot police breaks up a massive funeral procession that turned into an anti-government demonstration in La Paz on November 21, 2019. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Daniel Larison (2019-11-22). The Desolation of Yemen. The Forgotten War. globalresearch.ca [Ignored by much of the Western media], The Jerusalem Post reports on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen: | "There is nothing that shows any improvement," Hisham Al-Omeisy, an independent Yemeni political analyst, told The Media Line. "The only thing that …

Ralph Nader (2019-11-22). Beware of the Medicare Disadvantage Corporate Trap. dissidentvoice.org While the Democratic presidential candidates are debating full Medicare for All, giant insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare are advertising to the elderly in an attempt to lure them from Traditional Medicare (TM) to the so-called Medicare Advantage (MA) — a corporate plan that UnitedHealthcare promotes to turn a profit at the expense of enrollees. Almost one …

Max Blumenthal (2019-11-22). CIA helped shape 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy. thegrayzone.com Analysis by researcher Tom Secker reveals how Amazon's regime change fantasy "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" was shaped by CIA and…

Jefferson Morley (2019-11-22). JFK: What the CIA Hides. counterpunch.org My own JFK questions involve George Joannides, a decorated undercover officer who served as branch chief in the Miami station in 1963. He ran psychological warfare operations against Cuba. In 2003, I sued the CIA for Joannides' files. The lawsuit ended 15 years later in July 2018, when Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in his last opinion before ascending to the Supreme Court, tossed my case. Kavanaugh declared the agency deserved "deference upon deference" in its handling of Freedom of Information Act requests about JFK files. More

Fabio Resmini (2019-11-22). The Long Coup in Ecuador. globalresearch.ca Elected on a progressive platform, the Moreno government has resorted to the politicization of justice and the militarization of politics to repress its former allies and constituents. | *** | Ecuador is facing some of its darkest days. The country is …

Ed Rampell (2019-11-22). 'The Two Popes': The god couple. peoplesworld.org Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, who was Oscar-nominated for 2002's City of God and Golden Globe-nommed for 2005's The Constant Gardener, is back with another topical film, The Two Popes. At a gala in the TCL Chinese Theatre, 81-year-old Anthony Hopkins, who portrays Pope Benedict, told the American Film Institute audience Popes had a "message" of …

Shamus Cooke (2019-11-22). What Bolivia Needs From Bernie. counterpunch.org Coups are delicate actions that require ideal conditions to congeal. As quickly as they spring into life they can dissolve into mush. When things hang in the balance a final push is still required, and Bolivia's far-right military coup is in jeopardy of failing. Mass protests have engulfed the nation to the point where food More

W. T. Whitney (2019-11-22). The Coup in Bolivia: Who is Responsible? counterpunch.org Brighter days were ahead for Bolivia in early 2006. Elected overwhelmingly, Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, took office in company with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linare. They'd been candidates of the Movement toward Socialism party and would build a political revolution with socialist characteristics. It ended abruptly on November 10 with their forced removal. More

Laura Carlsen (2019-11-22). The Calling Cards of a Rightwing Coup. counterpunch.org The coup d'etat in Bolivia has divided not only that country but the world. The mainstream press, the Trump administration, the Washington-compliant Organization of American States, and right-wing governments have hailed the ousting of Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president. That's to be expected. The U.S. has long plotted regime change for a government that More

Paul Street (2019-11-22). Washington's Consensus on Neofascist Coups in Latin America. counterpunch.org The Obama-backed right-wing coup in Honduras helped fuel Central American migrant streams that the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump railed against during his successful and Nativist presidential campaign. "Donito Assolini" has been mired in partisan turmoil since the beginning of his cancerous, white-nationalist presidency. The two major parties and their constituents disagree sharply over whether the tiny-fingered, tangerine-tinted, Twitter-tantruming tyrant Trump should be impeached and removed for trying to trade arms to Ukraine in exchange for political dirt on the ludicrous right-wing Democratic-presid…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-22). Bolivia's US Installed Coup d'Etat Regime Authorizes Brute Force. globalresearch.ca Following Evo Morales' democratic reelection on October 20, a CIA-orchestrated coup d'etat unconstitutionally replaced him with hard-right, political nobody senator Jeanine Anez. | Article 169 of Bolivia's Constitution states: | "In case of impediment or definitive absence of the president …

Alan Macleod (2019-11-22). Bolivia's Coup Gov't Targets Alternative Media as Crackdown Turns Increasingly Violent. mintpressnews.com Facing increased resistance to its rule, the new "coup" gov't in Bolivia is purging any potential threats to its authority, including teleSUR and other alternative media.

Derek Royden (2019-11-22). A return to feudalism? The aftermath of Bolivia's coup. nationofchange.org This coup is a disaster, and besides Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, no major North American politician has pushed back against it.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-11-22). The coup in Bolivia has U.S. fingerprints all over it. peoplesworld.org The socialist government of Bolivian President Evo Morales took power in February 2006. He and Vice President àÅlvaro García Linare on Oct. 20 had been elected to their fourth terms in office. A coup culminating on Nov. 10 removed them—a coup that the U.S. government had a big role in bringing it about. A motive …

Jason Hirthler (2019-11-22). Silencing the Beast of Bolivian Populism. counterpunch.org The risible tension between the tailored elitism of the Bolivian bourgeoisie and the restive pueblo of indigenous peasants was memorably captured in the 2005 film Our Brand Is Crisis. The documentary colorfully exposes the sleazy underbelly of American political influence. Yes, the very thing our wizened mandarins in Washington have been raising such a clamor over since the wrong candidate was elected by the dull, unseeing demos. Congressional luminaries like the walleyed Adam Schiff, presiding like a demented pontiff over his carnival of moral outrage, continually effect, with little effect, the most astonished…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-22). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Staff (2019-11-22). Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia. truthout.org In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Thursday in the largest national strike the country has seen in years. Labor unions, students, teachers, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists joined in peaceful marches across urban and rural Colombia as anger mounts against right-wing President Iván Duque and his cabinet. The protests were triggered by Duque's proposed labor reforms and cuts to the pension system, as well as a recent military airstrike against a camp of alleged dissident rebel drug…

Alan Macleod (2019-11-22). The CIA's Jack Ryan Series Is 'Regime-Change' Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela. mintpressnews.com Dr. Matthew Alford of the University of Bath told MintPress that the new Amazon product is a "disgrace of a series," unfairly demonizing a nation at a time when the United States has its boot on the throat of Venezuelan society.

WSWS (2019-11-22). Trump overrides Navy's bid to evict war criminal from SEALS. wsws.org This was the fourth intervention by the US president in the case of Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL charged with shooting civilians and murdering a prisoner during the 2017 siege of Mosul.

WSWS (2019-11-22). National strike shakes Colombia's right-wing government. wsws.org In the latest eruption of the global class struggle, hundreds of thousands marched in over 100 cities demanding the ouster of President Duque.

teleSUR (2019-11-22). María Fernanda Espinosa for Secretary-General of the OAS. telesurenglish.net María Fernanda Espinosa, former chancellor of Ecuador and former president of the UN General Assembly, will compete with Luis Almagro for the position of secretary general of the Organization of American States, the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Ronald Sanders, told AFP on Thursday. | RELATED: | Dominica Rejects OAS Interference in Elections in Washington DC | "My government and several other governments have made this decision," said the diplomat who declined to specify…

Telesur (2019-11-22). Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders Back Ecuador Anti-IMF Protests. globalresearch.ca U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have both sent messages of solidarity to the recent anti-IMF protests in Ecuador, which have succeeded in forcing the government to scrap a controversial austerity decree. | "Let's give a …