2019-11-26: News Headlines

Prof. Peter Beinart (2019-11-26). The Problem with Israeli Settlements Is Not that They Are Illegal. It's that They Are Immoral. globalresearch.ca Yesterday the Trump administration said Israeli settlements in the West Bank don't violate international law. That's absurd. Among international lawyers, the consensus that settlements are illegal rivals the consensus among international scientists that humans contribute to climate change. As …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-26). Confrontations Ensue as Palestinians Protest in West Bank. imemc.org Heeding calls by political factions, mainly Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fateh movement, thousands of Palestinians have rallied in several West Bank city centers to protest the latest American declaration on settlements, which considered them not inconsistent with international law. Rallies were held in Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, …

WSWS (2019-11-26). US navy secretary fired in case of pardoned SEAL war criminal. wsws.org The crimes of Gallagher and the other war criminals pardoned by Trump account for a minuscule portion of the civilians massacred in the illegal wars waged by US imperialism over the past 18 years.

J. B. Gerald (2019-11-26). On State Contravention of the Genocide Convention. America's "Genocidal Intent" globalresearch.ca I'd like to note two articles by Professor Michel Chossudovsky published this November in Global Research: they help explain the current denigration of the Convention on Genocide. When we grow accustomed to our system's atrocities we lessen our humanity. | In …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-26). Military Training for Young Children at Ukraine's "Neo-Nazi Summer Camp". Recruitment of Ukraine's "Child Soldiers" Financed by US "Nonlethal" Military Aid? globalresearch.ca The Azov battalion supported by its Western partners is not only involved in para-military operations in Donbass, it is also running a Summer Camp military training project for young children.

Michael K. Smith (2019-11-26). Legalienate Hails Democratic Coup In Bolivia. dissidentvoice.org Legalienate editors Frank Scott and Michael Smith, who declared themselves co-president of the United States in February, today hailed the self-proclaimed presidency of Jeanine Añez in Bolivia as a harbinger of democratic self-determination throughout the world. "Juan Guaidó in Venezuela was just the beginning," exulted Smith. "On the eve of Thanksgiving, we are deeply grateful …

Joshua Cho (2019-11-26). Media Wonder: Why Can't Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia? fair.org by Joshua Cho | Western corporate media outlets have often cried foul when foreign elections don't go the way the US empire wants them to, and find roundabout ways to label the violent attempts by vocal right-wing minorities to use military forces to overthrow leftist governments as "protests" rather than coups (FAIR.org, 5/16/18, 5/1/19). But it's still rare to see them blatantly call for a right-wing coup with…

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2019-11-26). Evidence talks: U.S. government propelled coup in Bolivia. mronline.org A coup on November 10 removed the socialist government of Bolivian President Evo Morales. The trail of evidence—from money flows to U.S. influence within the Bolivian military, and U.S. control of the Organization of American States (OAS)—leaves little doubt that the U.S. government made preparations and orchestrated the final stages of the coup. | Source

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Argentina: Thousands Take to Streets to Reject Gender Violence. telesurenglish.net Argentina's social and political organizations demonstrated Monday in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, Tucuman, and other cities to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. | RELATED: | One-in-Three Women Worldwide Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse | In Buenos Aires, women began their march at the Bolivian Embassy, ‚Äã‚Äãwhere they recalled the struggle that Latin American peoples are carrying out against…

Alison Bodine (2019-11-26). Chile Despert√≥! Chile Has Woken Up! The Rising Fight Against Neo-Liberalism in Chile. commondreams.org Despite the severe repression, on October 25, 2019, 1.2 million people marched in Santiago, representing diverse sectors of Chilean society including social movements, Indigenous people, women, retired people, unions, students and more. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-11-26). Just one in 20 Black Friday 'deals' are cheaper than rest of year, says Which? thecanary.co Just one in 20 so-called Black Friday "deals" are cheaper during the shopping bonanza than at other times of the year, an investigation from Which? has found. | Ahead of this year's Black Friday on 29 November, the consumer group said it had found "few genuine discounts" after monitoring sales pricing around the event last year. | It tracked the prices of 83 products on sale on Black Friday last year — starting from six months before the day itself to six months afterwards. | The consumer champion looked at deals from retailers including Currys PC World, Amazon and John Lewis, and claimed it had found just…

Sam Biddle (2019-11-26). Amazon's Ring Planned Neighborhood "Watch Lists" Built on Facial Recognition. theintercept.com Ring, Amazon's crimefighting surveillance camera division, has crafted plans to use facial recognition software and its ever-expanding network of home security cameras to create AI-enabled neighborhood "watch lists," according to internal documents reviewed by The Intercept. | The planning materials envision a seamless system whereby a Ring owner would be automatically alerted when an individual deemed "suspicious" was captured in their camera's frame, something described as a "suspicious activity prompt." | It's unclear who would have access to these neighborhood watch lists, if implemented, or how exactly they…

PAI (2019-11-26). Murders of Latin American labor leaders anger unions and lawmakers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—It's still not safe to be a labor leader in Latin America, and that has Communications Workers President Chris Shelton, the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center, and four pro-worker U.S. House Democrats hopping mad. As a result, all of them are demanding impartial investigations and changes in U.S. policy in response to the killings. The most …

Yoav Litvin (2019-11-26). No 'Revolution' Without Palestine: a Letter to Bernie Sanders. counterpunch.org On Tuesday, November 12, Israeli forces assassinated Islamic Jihad Commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata, along with his wife, in their home in the besieged Gaza strip. In response, Palestinian fighters fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, injuring tens of people, forcing the closure of roads and damaging civilian property. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a transparently politically motivated attack on More

Dorothee Benz (2019-11-26). Talking Turkey About Impeachment Hearings – NYT coverage teaches us how not to discuss the end of democracy. fair.org Congratulations, you made it through the public hearings of the impeachment inquiry, one eye on the livestream and one eye on your work email, and somehow you met your deadlines even as you followed along blow by blow. So what are you going to say about it around the Thanksgiving dinner table? | There were certainly some moments designed to stoke feelings of patriotism as we head into the heavily mythologized, uniquely American holiday this week. Alexander Vindman (New York Times, 11/19/19): "The uniform I…

Thomas Knapp (2019-11-26). Thankful in 2019. counterpunch.org A political writer's annual Thanksgiving column can be easy to write, or incredibly difficult to put together. It can also be inspiring or banal. The two are probably connected. It's always a difficult one for me; its quality is a matter of your opinion. But hey, Turkey Day is just around the corner and it's More

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-26). Nuclear lies and broken promises: Will Turkey get the bomb next? peoplesworld.org When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas on Sept. 4 that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the …

South Front (2019-11-26). Video: Tense Situation in Northeastern Syria. Russian and Turkish Forces Continue "Joint Patrols" globalresearch.ca The Syrian Army is developing its advance on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other radical groups in Greater Idlib. | Following the liberation of Misherfah in southern Idlib, the army pushed militants back from the villages of Um Khalakhil, Dahret …

South Front (2019-11-26). Video: Syrian Army Developing Advance in Southern Idlib. globalresearch.ca Tensions are heating up around the militant-held parts of Idlib and Aleppo provinces. | On November 22, the Syrian Army conducted a wide-scale missile strike on militants' positions in western Aleppo. According to pro-militant sources, at least 15 improvised rocket-assisted munitions …

Strategic Culture (2019-11-26). Netanyahu's Get-Out-of-Jail Card… War With Iran. theantimedia.com The temptation will be ever-stronger for the hot-headed commando-turned-politician to rile up security tensions with Iran and Syria.

Aaron Maté (2019-11-26). White Helmets Whitewash: founder's death, OPCW scandal lift mask on al-Qaeda's ally in Syria. thegrayzone.com The recent death of White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and an unfolding cover-up at the OPCW of an apparently…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Over 2,800 People Wounded in Chile Since Start of Protests. telesurenglish.net The National Institute of Human Rights of Chile ( NHRI ) on Monday reported that 2,808 people have been wounded during the nearly 40 days of demonstrations in the South American country. | RELATED: | Spain, UK, France to 'Advise' Chile's Police on Public Order | According to figures provided by the Chilean agency, 232 people suffered eye injuries (75 percent of the cases of gunshots), of the 2,808 wounded that have been found in different hospitals. | As of Monday, 437 people we…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Chilean Communists Reject Sebastian Piñera's Proposal. telesurenglish.net The Chilean Communist Party (CP) on Tuesday described the proposal to use the Army to safeguard the country's infrastructure as a way of resorting to the military when the government runs out of policies. | Related: | HRW Denounces Human Rights Violations in Chile for Police Abuse | In a seven-point public statement, the political group called on the government 'to stop the repression, to gather the demands of the people and open channels for t…

Staff (2019-11-26). Chilean Government Cracks Down as Protest Becomes Deep Movement for Change. truthout.org Moving into the sixth week of massive protests, Chilean authorities have shown few signs of resolving the crises that began over a public transportation fare hike and quickly evolved into widespread criticism of the country's profound inequality and neoliberal policies. Instead of seeking democratic solutions that engage relevant social and political sectors, President Sebastián Piñera's government has responded with brutal force to subdue popular dissent. | So far, the crisis has claimed the l…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Iraq: Six Killed in Three Blasts in Baghdad. telesurenglish.net A series of three separate blasts Tuesday killed at least six people and wounded 15 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. | RELATED: | Iraq: 13 Dead, 150 Injured As Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters | Three people were killed and five wounded in the city's northern Shaab district when a motorcycle charged with bombs was detonated, Iraqi security and medical sources said. | A second motorcycle exploded in the southwestern Bayaa district, killing two and wounding six, while an imp…

Staff (2019-11-26). The US Has Tried to Divide Iraqis. Now Protests Are Uniting Them. truthout.org In Iraq, more than 340 people have died since anti-government protests began in early October. More than 15,000 Iraqis have been injured. Tires were set on fire Monday and main roads and bridges were blocked in the cities of Basra and Nassiriya. Over the weekend, security forces opened fire on civilians in Baghdad and other cities. Demonstrators are protesting corruption and lack of jobs and basic services, including clean water and electricity. In Baghdad, many university students are taking part in the dem…

Hamid Yazdan Panah (2019-11-26). A Simple Truth About the Protests in Iran. counterpunch.org A wave of protests hit Iran this past week, shaking the nation and its ruling regime, to the core. More than a decade after widespread protests over electoral fraud captured the world's attention, the Iranian people are back in the streets with a vengeance. Reports of demonstrations in more than 100 cities across the country More

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Lebanon's Hariri Says He Does Not Want Premiership. telesurenglish.net Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday he did not want to be prime minister of a new government, calling his decision "decisive" and saying he was confident President Michel Aoun would convene consultations to designate someone else. | RELATED: | Lebanon's Parliament First Session in Weeks Delayed by Protests | Hariri resigned on October 29 in the face of nationwide protests against Lebanon's ruling elite. His decision toppled a coalition government including the powerful,…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Powerful Quake Kills 21 in Albania as Buildings Bury Residents. telesurenglish.net At least 21 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades shook the capital Tirana and the country's west and north on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and burying residents under rubble. | Residents, some carrying babies, fled apartment buildings in Tirana and the western port of Durres after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck shortly before 4 a.m. (0300 GMT). | RELATED: | Albanian Protesters Attempt to Storm Prime Minister's Residence | The Balk…

WSWS (2019-11-26). The lessons of the Hong Kong protests for the working class. wsws.org In the absence of a turn to the working class throughout China based on a socialist and internationalist perspective, the Hong Kong protest movement is being corralled behind various pro-capitalist organizations.

David Armiak (2019-11-26). Wisconsin's Democratic Governor Signs Anti-Protest Bill into Law. progressive.org Peaceful protestors can now be charged with a felony if they trespass on property owned, leased, or operated by companies engaged in the distribution of oil or petroleum.

WSWS (2019-11-26). Wisconsin's Democratic governor signs oil lobby-backed bill criminalising free speech. wsws.org Governor Tony Evers made Wisconsin the tenth state to enact legislation drafted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers association placing greater restrictions on anti-pipeline protests.

WSWS (2019-11-26). The significance of the doctors' open letter in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org The doctors' action marks a new stage in the struggle to free Assange because it has been taken independently by a group of professional workers, animated by profound concern for his fate and for democratic rights.

WSWS (2019-11-26). Meetings in Australia and New Zealand pass resolutions demanding freedom of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org The meetings on the weekend took place just days after Swedish prosecutors had abandoned—for the third time—their "preliminary investigation" into the false allegations that Assange had committed sexual assault.

WSWS (2019-11-26). Attendees at meetings in Australia and NZ support campaign for release of Assange and Manning. wsws.org "What's happening to Julian Assange affects us all. He has told the truth and he has exposed the war criminals and that's why the US wants him."

WSWS (2019-11-26). Resolution: Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning! wsws.org The following resolution was unanimously adopted by a meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party in Sydney last November 24. Similar resolutions were passed at events in Brisbane, Alice Springs and Wellington, New Zealand.

Pepe Escobar (2019-11-26). The Road Toward Greater Eurasia. globalresearch.ca The Astana Club is one of the most crucial annual meetings in Eurasia, alongside the Boao forum in China and the Valdai discussions in Russia. China, Russia and Kazakhstan are all at the forefront of Eurasia integration. No wonder, then, …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-11-26). Ukraine-Gate Provides Another Opportunity to Demonize Russia. counterpunch.org Caught up in partisan politics, many Americans liberals have been supporting the impeachment hearings hoping that they will lead to President Trump's ouster. Since Trump is unlikely to be removed by the Senate, the most salient legacy of the hearings, however, will be the further entrenchment of Russophobia and advancement of the new Cold War. More

Kim Petersen (2019-11-26). Humans and Their Deadly Military Toys. dissidentvoice.org On 1 March, Russian president Vladimir Putin delivered the annual address to Russia's Federal Assembly. The part of Putin's address that drew the most notice was his revealing the development of new hypersonic weaponry unmatched elsewhere: the Mach 10+ capable Kinzhal and the Mach 9 capable Zircon. Russian military and naval expert Andrei Martyanov examines …

Omid Rahimi (2019-11-26). Did the US-funded Afghan Border Outpost Help Tajikistan in Neutralizing ISIS Terrorists? globalresearch.ca On November 6th, early in the morning at 7: 50 AM local time, the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Tajikistan published a statement about an attack on a Tajik border outpost in "Ishqobod" along the border with Uzbekistan. …

Jonathan Cook (2019-11-26). Is Netanyahu Ready to Inflame War to Escape His Legal Troubles? globalresearch.ca The decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on three separate criminal counts pushes the country's already unprecedented electoral stalemate into the entirely uncharted territory of a constitutional crisis. | There is no legal precedent for a sitting prime minister …

Ady Barkan, Bonnie Castillo (2019-11-26). Medicare for All Will Take a Movement, Not a Politician. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an event to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13, 2017. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-11-26). Melting of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets: Atmospheric CO2 and The Shift of Climate Zones. globalresearch.ca As the concentration of atmospheric CO2 has risen to 408 ppm and the total greenhouse gas level, including methane and nitrous oxide, combine to near 500 parts per million CO2-equivalent, the stability threshold of the Greenland and Antarctic …

Zero Hedge (2019-11-26). Ukrainian MP Claims $7.4 Billion Obama-Linked Laundering, Puts Biden Group Take at $16.5 Million. globalresearch.ca Update 2: Dobinsky, the MP, says there is a " signed suspicion" at 1: 19 in the video below. This has been described in Ukrainian media as an investigative step which documents allegations against an individual or individuals, similar to …

James A. Lucas (2019-11-26). US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2015 | GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War the End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the course of World War I (1914-18). | The …

Colin Todhunter (2019-11-26). Hunger Games: Food Abundance and Twisted Truths. counterpunch.org The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies (of which 821 million were classed as chronically undernourished in 2018). However, supporters of genetic engineering (GE) crops continually push the narrative that GE technology is required if we are to feed the world and properly support farmers. First of all, it must be stressed More

commondreams (2019-11-26). Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on "Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas". commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-11-26). U.N. Issues Climate Report We Can't Afford to Ignore. truthdig.com New data indicate global temperatures are on pace to climb 3.9 degrees celsius by 2100, throwing into relief the need for urgent action.

Staff (2019-11-26). 'Quick Wins' Needed to Keep Climate Goals Within Reach, U.N. Says. truthdig.com "We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated," top official says as report shows a hike in greenhouse gas emissions in 2018.

commondreams (2019-11-26). UN Climate Report Shows Urgent Need for Supply-Side Action. commondreams.org ______________________________…

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2019-11-26). Green Strategy: To beat climate change, humanity needs socialism. mronline.org It's bad enough to imagine blame and scenarios of dread, as if from science fiction, but add in the presently feeble response to dire threats and we're in a funk. If tools were available, we'd get a lift. Marc Brodine's book Green Strategy, reviewed here, is about tools. | Source

commondreams (2019-11-26). Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on "Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas". commondreams.org ______________________________…

Pepe Escobar (2019-11-26). Iran's 'Only Crime Is We Decided Not to Fold'. globalresearch.ca Just in time to shine a light on what's behind the latest sanctions from Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a speech at the annual Astana Club meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan delivered a searing account of Iran-US …

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-26). One Country, Two Systems Unchanged After Hong Kong Elections. globalresearch.ca One country, two systems defines how Hong Kong and Macau are governed since becoming Chinese regions in 1997 and 1999 respectively. | After reunification with China, both cities were granted a high degree of autonomy for 50 years as special administrative …

Taoka Shunji (2019-11-26). Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from South Korea Is Long Overdue: Examining the Military Balance on the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Introduction | On the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, the armistice of 1953 has still not led to a peace treaty, to U.S.-DPRK diplomatic relations, or to an end to the U.S. embargo on …

Michael Felsen (2019-11-26). Immigrant Worker Deportations Hurt Us All. progressive.org Aggressive immigration law enforcement obstructs the protection of all workers, documented and undocumented alike. In November, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced legislation meant to protect them.

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Spanish Ship Arrives in Italy With 62 Rescued Migrants. telesurenglish.net The Open Arms humanitarian vessel on Tuesday arrived in the Taranto port (Italy) with 62 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea some five days ago. | RELATED: | Italy: Government Addresses Migration Issues With Rescue NGOs | "We have finished the landing of 62 people… we hope they leave behind terrible experiences lived before and be treated with humanity by Europe," Open Arms tweeted. | The international charity also informed that another 11 African migrants were previousl…

IMEMC News (2019-11-26). Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman. imemc.org Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, wounding a fisherman and causing damage to several boats. The Palestinian Fishermen's Syndicate said the attack took place in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city. It stated that the Israeli navy fired many …

Al Neal (2019-11-26). Calgary Flames investigate allegations of racism. peoplesworld.org Following the Calgary Flames' 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team has begun investigations into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs towards a Nigerian-born player ten years ago while in the minor leagues, later arraigning the player's demotion after he raised concerns. …

C.J. Atkins (2019-11-26). Let Them Tremble: Author Tony Pecinovsky discusses new book on CPUSA. peoplesworld.org Many mainstream historians concluded long ago that the Communist Party USA, which was the predominant left organization in the United States during the years of the Great Depression and World War II, basically died out after the Red Scare. The end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union just reinforced that …

Fréa Lockley (2019-11-26). Despite the Tory lies, leading economists say Labour should 'form the next government'. thecanary.co Leading economists have backed Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto and said Labour should form the next government. | "The UK economy needs reform": | In an open letter published in the Financial Times on 25 November, 163 economists highlighted that the "UK economy ne…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-11-26). The Real Bombshell of the Impeachment Hearings. globalresearch.ca The most shocking thing about the House impeachment hearings to this point is not a "smoking gun" witness providing irrefutable evidence of quid pro quo. It's not that President Trump may or may not have asked the Ukrainians to look …

Zero Hedge (2019-11-26). These Phones Emit the Most (and Least) Radiation. globalresearch.ca For most people nowadays, their smartphone is within arm's reach 24 hours a day. It's in their pocket while they're at work, it's in their hand on the train ride home and it's on their bedside table as they go …

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-26). Harassment, Surveillance, Intimidation: How America's Police State Deals with Dissent and Political Activism. globalresearch.ca Most Americans proudly trumpet their famed civil liberties such as freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and of thought, freedom of the press, freedom from warrantless search, the treasuring of dissidents and dissident thought, but these freedoms and liberties have …

James J. Zogby (2019-11-26). Netanyahu's Real Crimes. globalresearch.ca After years of investigation and months of delay, Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes ranging from his violation of public trust to bribery and fraud. Israel's apologists will argue that the fact that a sitting …

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-26). Only Western Loans to Developing Countries are Allowed. US State Department Official. globalresearch.ca Wells' snide remarks were obviously driven by double standards whereby the US diplomat is making it clear that only Western loans to developing countries are allowed, not Chinese ones. | Alice Wells, the US' Acting Assistance Secretary of State for …

John W. Whitehead (2019-11-26). Don't Just Give Thanks. Pay Your Blessings Forward. globalresearch.ca "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."—John F. Kennedy | Once again, it's been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year. | It's been a …

Staff (2019-11-26). Judge Says Trump Can't Block Officials From Testifying. truthout.org In a legal ruling that has major implications for the impeachment inquiry, a federal judge on Monday ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn to comply with a congressional subpoena and testify before House impeachment investigators. | In a scathing 120-page ruling, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote that "residents are not kings," and that "[t]hey do not have subjects, bound…

Staff (2019-11-26). House Judiciary Committee Sets Dec. 4 Impeachment Hearing. truthdig.com The panel will hear from legal experts on the question of "high crimes and misdemeanors" as it begins to weigh President Trump's fate.

Ari Paul (2019-11-26). Bloomberg Scandals Don't Bother the Billionaire's Punditry Class Cheerleaders. commondreams.org In a world where it's fun to hate billionaires, a money-maker who gives to nice causes, hates guns and supports environmentalism is the person who can give capitalism a good name again. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Alberto Fernández Won't Ask for Money From IMF. telesurenglish.net Argentina's elected President Alberto Fernández announced on Tuesday that he will not ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the remaining amount of money not yet received from the US$11 billion IMF's loan to the South American country. | RELATED: | Argentina: Thousands Take to Streets to Reject Gender Violence | Fernandez, who will assume th…

Andrew Butler (2019-11-26). This election will be a battle of ideas and information. thecanary.co The billionaire-owned mainstream media have worked tirelessly to smear Jeremy Corbyn and support the establishment. To win this election, we need a strong well funded independent media to hold power to account. Please support our work today! | By Andrew Butler

John Feffer (2019-11-26). Don't Just Focus on Trump's Crimes at Home. counterpunch.org It's a cliché in Westerns. The bad guys ride into town only to be met by a sheriff who stands tall. "I am the law," the sheriff says, "and you boys better move on." This line appears in King Vidor's 1930 film, Billy the Kid. But the speaker, sheriff William Donovan, is one of the More

Katie Fite (2019-11-26). A Cattle Industry and Local Control Power Grab: Inside the Malheur Owyhee Public Lands Bill. counterpunch.org In early November, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the Malheur County Empowerment for the Owyhee Act, an astonishingly awful public lands and wilderness Bill. It is aimed at enriching ranchers and other local interests. It is the Vale Project reborn from the weed wastelands and wildlife deserts that were generated by that More

Lawrence Davidson (2019-11-26). Waging War Against the Rule of Law. counterpunch.org There is no doubt about it: at our present moment in history it is embarrassingly hard to be a defender of the rule of law. This is particularly so when such laws seek to assert and protect human rights. It is embarrassing because being supportive of such regulations should be a "no-brainer." Instead, it pits More

James Handley (2019-11-26). Betrayed by Joe Biden: a Personal History. counterpunch.org Even at age 77, Joe Biden cuts a dashing figure. In 1972, when he was 29 and I was 15, he spoke at my high school in suburban Wilmington Delaware. I practically swooned over the handsome, charismatic young Biden as he spoke passionately about civil rights, environmental protection, womens' rights and ending the Viet Nam More

Peter Certo (2019-11-26). End the Wars, Win the Antiwar Vote. commondreams.org Americans have also paid dearly for these wars: $6.4 trillion, plus significant losses of life and limb. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR, jg (2019-11-26). Demonstrators Storm UN Camp in Congo After Deadly Attack. telesurenglish.net Demonstrators bursted into the U.N. facilities in the city of Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, after the U.N. forces were unable to stop an attack perpetrated by armed fighters that killed eight civilians in that northeastern city. | RELATED: | African Union Urges Return of UK Colony to Mauritius | A tweet by the local police first showed the flame…

teleSUR (2019-11-26). Dominica: PM Skerrit Accuses Opposition of Dishonest Activities. telesurenglish.net Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit accused the opposition Unified Workers Party (UWP) leader Lennox Linton of dishonest activities to win the elections to be held on December 6, when 21 members of the House of Assembly 21 will be chosen. | RELATED: | Dominica Rejects OAS Interference in Elections in Washington DC | "He is asking for help…

IMEMC News (2019-11-26). Illegal Colonists Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus. imemc.org A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists burnt, on Monday night after midnight, several Palestinian olive trees in the Archeological Area in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, said the alertness of the local neighborhood watch committees, and the residents, …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-26). Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians, Many Former Prisoners. imemc.org Palestinian security sources and witnesses confirmed, on Tuesday, that Israeli forces conducted multiple invasions, across the West Bank, at least nine Palestinians. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two former prisoners, after ransacking their homes in Kafr Ra'i town, south of the …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-26). Israeli Prisons on High Alert After Death of Prisoner. imemc.org Tension was high throughout the Israeli prisons this morning following the announcement that Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, who was suffering from cancer, has died, according to the Palestinian Authority's Prisoners Affairs Commission. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the death of Abu Diak, 37, from Silat …

IMEMC News (2019-11-26). Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem. imemc.org On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council, demolished a Palestinian home in the Industrial Zone area near Qalandia town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the area, and surrounded a home owned by members of Bazian family, before forcing …

IMEMC News (2019-11-26). Soldiers Abduct Two Workers In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinian workers of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Committee stated that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Sa'adi Rajabi and Ali 'Ahdi Ja'bari, while working in an old home, owned by Jamil …

IMEMC News (2019-11-26). Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus. imemc.org A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists cut, on Tuesday morning, at least thirty Palestinian olive trees in the as-Sawiya area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel's illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists cut …

Staff (2019-11-26). Striking Workers Sound the Alarm on Privatizing D.C. Public Transit. truthout.org The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board meeting was supposed to start at 10 A.M. on November 21, nearly a month after workers at the Cinder Bed Road garage began their strike. 10: 30 came and went, with no sign of the WMATA executive board. The metro workers and community members who packed the room began chanting "time's up" until a security guard announced anyone chanting would be told to leave. | Finally, nearly an hour after the meeting's scheduled start time, the WMATA board members trick…

Staff (2019-11-26). Oprah Winfrey Remembers Acclaimed Writer Toni Morrison. truthout.org Last Thursday, literary luminaries and social leaders from around the country gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan to honor Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers. She died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work Beloved. Much of Morrison's writing focused on the black female experience in Ameri…

Common Dreams staff (2019-11-26). Noting That 'Presidents Are Not Kings,' Federal Judge Rules Don McGahn Must Submit to Congressional Subpoena. commondreams.org "This ruling means not only that McGahn must provide testimony, but so must a raft of administration officials who have been stonewalling Congress in attempts to protect this president." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Olivia Rosane (2019-11-26). Animal cruelty becomes federal crime. nationofchange.org "We cannot change the horrors of what animals have endured in the past, but we can crack down on these crimes moving forward. This is a day to celebrate."

WSWS (2019-11-26). Brazil's Bolsonaro launches chauvinistic "green and yellow" youth employment program to foster "competitiveness" wsws.org While draping the program in the national colors, Bolsonaro himself has admitted that its aim is to "reduce labor costs" in order to attract investment.

Staff (2019-11-26). Headlines for November 26, 2019. democracynow.org Judge Rules Trump Can't Stop Officials from Testifying in Impeachment Inquiry, Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Disclosure of Trump's Financial Records, U.S. Troops Resume Combat Mission Against ISIS, U.N.: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Surged to Record-High Levels in 2018, 56 Killed in Landslides in Kenya, Leaked Documents Reveal China's "Brainwashing" of Uyghur Muslims, Duque Calls for "National Dialogue" as Protests Continue to Rock Colombia, Global Protests Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Argentine Catholic Priests Sentenced to Prison for Raping Students, Water Protectors Block…

Staff (2019-11-26). Iraqi Scholar Sinan Antoon: Anti-Government Protests Have Led to "Reclaiming of Iraqi Identity" democracynow.org In Iraq, more than 340 people have died since anti-government protests began in early October. More than 15,000 Iraqis have been injured. Tires were set on fire Monday and main roads and bridges were blocked in the cities of Basra and Nassiriya. Over the weekend, security forces opened fire on civilians in Baghdad and other cities. Demonstrators are protesting corruption and lack of jobs and basic services, including clean water and electricity. In Baghdad, many university students are taking part in the demonstrations. To talk more about the protests in Iraq we are joined by the Iraqi poet, novelist, translator,…

Staff (2019-11-26). "An Attack on the Human Rights Movement": Israel Deports Human Rights Watch Monitor. democracynow.org The Israeli government deported the director of Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine office, Omar Shakir, on Monday. The organization said the move places Israel in an "ugly club" of authoritarian regimes. Israel has accused Shakir of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a nonviolent global campaign aiming to pressure Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. A 2017 Israeli law bans foreigners from Israel if they publicly support the BDS movement. Omar Shakir joins us from Stockholm to discuss his recent deportation and his plans to address the European Parliament regarding Israel's sy…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-26). Atterra a Sigonella il primo drone Nato. L'Italia in prima linea nella ´guerra dei droni ª. globalresearch.ca àà atterrato nella base Usa/Nato di Sigonella in Sicilia, dopo 22 ore di volo dalla base aerea di Palmdale in California, il primo drone del sistema Ags (Alliance Ground Surveillance) della Nato, versione potenziata del drone Usa Global Hawk (Falco …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-26). Aterra em Sigonella o primeiro drone NATO. A Itália na primeira linha da "guerra dos drones" globalresearch.ca Aterrou na base USA/NATO, em Sigonella, na Sicília, depois de um voo de 22 horas a partir da base aérea de Palmdale, na Califórnia, o primeiro drone do sistema AGS (Alliance Ground Surveillance) da NATO, uma versà£o aperfeiàßoada do drone …

WSWS (2019-11-26). French courts sabotage probe of official financing of Islamic State terrorism. wsws.org The French courts are covering for the multibillion-dollar Lafarge corporation and its ties to both the French state and the Islamic State terrorist militia in Syria.

United Nations (2019-11-26). Courage of terrorism survivors underlines 'urgency' of UN Investigative Team's work in Iraq. news.un.org The leader of the special UN Investigation Team probing crimes committed by ISIL terrorists in Iraq, said on Tuesday that the courage being demonstrated by survivors coming forward "serves to underline the urgency" they need to carry on with their work.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-26). 'The Science Is Screaming': UN Report Warns Only Rapid and Transformational Action Can Stave Off Global Climate Disaster. commondreams.org "Failure to heed these warnings and take drastic action to reverse emissions means we will continue to witness deadly and catastrophic heatwaves, storms, and pollution." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-26). Athena vs. Amazon: New Coalition Debuts on Eve of Holiday Shopping Season to Call Out Company's "Long Line of Abuses" commondreams.org "It's time for Amazon to come of age and pay its own way." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-26). Climate Expert Says UN Emissions Report Makes Clear Only Solution Is to 'Cut Off Supply of Fossil Fuels at Their Source'. commondreams.org An annual United Nations report published Tuesday on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions shows the "urgent need for supply-side action" to combat the climate emergency, according to the advocacy group Food & Water Action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…