2019-11-27: News Headlines

Norman Solomon (2019-11-27). When Progressives in Congress Let Us Down, We Should Push Back. counterpunch.org Last week, the Democratic leadership put an extension of the Patriot Act into a "continuing resolution" that averted a government shutdown. More than 95 percent of the Democrats in the House went along with it by voting for the resolution. Both co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Pramila Jayapal and Mark Pocan, voted yes. So More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-11-27). Israel's Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements. mintpressnews.com U.S. foreign policy regarding the Israeli occupation has become a mere rubber stamp, that allows Israel's extreme right-wing government to single-handedly determine the fate of the Palestinian people.

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Polar Bears in Arctic Forced to Feed on Plastic. telesurenglish.net A quarter of what polar bears eat is made up of plastic waste, Russian scientist Ivan Mizin warned Tuesday as the animals are more frequently approaching human settlements due to the climate crisis. | RELATED: | How Taricaya Turtles Try To Save the Amazon | "When polar bears visit landfills, up to 25 percent of their stomach and excrement contents is [made up of] various plastic waste: bags, wrappers, etc," Mizin told Russian news agency Interfax. | The expert explained polar bears have been for…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-11-27). Israel's Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements. dissidentvoice.org It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, "consistent" with international law. US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-27). Global Warming and the Ozone Layer: What's More Dangerous, CO2 or Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca Prof. Max Gluckman (1911-1975) showed how ritualized forms of rebellion against those in power "through a controlled expression of hostility" ultimately leads to the reinforcement of the established structures of authority. Is that not what is happening today? The movement against capitalism is funded and supported by capitalism.

John Pilger (2019-11-27). The Lies about Julian Assange Must Stop Now. dissidentvoice.org Newspapers and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially the right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect". It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the thugs who dragged …

Staff (2019-11-27). States Could Soon Be Forced to Fund Religious Education. truthout.org In January, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could result in states being required to use taxpayer money to fund religious education. | The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, asks whether Montana must provide tax credits for scholarships to private religious schools. With the addition of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Bolivia: Evo Morales Rejects Interpol Notice Issued Against Him. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's exiled President Evo Morales rejected Wednesday the blue notice Interpol issued against him in the framework of the political persecution unleashed in his country after the Nov.10 coup d'etat. | RELATED: | OAS Admits Absence of Final Report on Elections in Bolivia | Interpol's alert has been turned on for Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. This security alert is intended to "locate, identify or obtain information about a person of interest in a criminal in…

Staff (2019-11-27). US Is Again Complicit in an Illegal Coup, This Time in Bolivia. truthout.org Once again, the United States is complicit in an illegal coup d'état in Latin America, this time in Bolivia. On November 10, a right-wing, anti-Indigenous group seized power after the Bolivian military's removal of President Evo Morales, who had declared victory in the October 20 presidential election. | The United States' fingerprints are all over the coup. Advisers from the U.S. Southern Command have been stationed on Bolivia's border with Argentina, Ivanka Trump made a surprising visit to an Argentine pr…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). 'The Struggle Doesn't End Here': President Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's exiled President Evo Morales reaffirmed Tuesday that "the struggle does not end here," referring to the Nov. 10 coup and the establishment of a right-wing government in the South American nation. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Police Demand to be Paid for Their Support for Coup | The president who was granted asylum in Mexico gave a speech during a meeting with students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in which also participated Vice President Alvaro Garci…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Pierina Correa: Brother Would Return With Judicial Guarantees. telesurenglish.net Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, currently living with his wife in Belgium, is not afraid to return to his country and even be arrested if he is guaranteed it would be done under due process of law, his sister Pierina Correa told EFE in an interview. | RELATED: | Former Ecuadorean President Condemns Coup In Bolivia, OAS | "But there are no guarantees in our current judicial system that we can enter a defense in court the way it should be," she said, giving as an example…

Wyatt Reed (2019-11-27). With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents. thegrayzone.com On the day of my scheduled interview with a leftist Bolivian journalist, I learned that he had been disappeared. Every…

Eds. (2019-11-27). Legalienate hails democratic coup in Bolivia. mronline.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. | Source

teleSUR (2019-11-27). US Wars Have Killed Over 800,000 People Since 2001: Monitor. telesurenglish.net A recent study conducted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University revealed the consequences of all wars promoted by the United States in the Middle East and Asia since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011. | RELATED: | Democratic Lawmakers Criticize US Stance Towards Bolivia's Coup | The author of the study, Neta Crawford, a professor at Boston University, said the alleged intention of the wars after the attack on the Twin Towers w…

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-27). Evo the 'Terrorist' and the Weaponization of Fear-Mongering Labels. globalresearch.ca The coup-imposed "Interior Minister" of Bolivia demanded that ("former") President Morales be jailed for life because of his supposedly "terrorist" activities, which amounts to the weaponization of fear-mongering labels for purely political reasons intended to intimidate his majority-indigenous supporters into …

Olivia Arigho-Stiles (2019-11-27). Bolivian Police Gas Funeral March in Latest Crack-Down. counterpunch.org Last Thursday thousands of people descended into La Paz from El Alto carrying the caskets of eight people shot dead by police earlier that week. Emotions were running high and protestors had tears streaming down their faces. They had assembled peacefully to demand justice. More

teleSUR (2019-11-27). OAS Admits Absence of Final Report on Elections in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net In response to a request made by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (Celag), the Organization of American States (OAS) acknowledges that its final report on Bolivia's presidential elections is not ready yet. | RELATED: | 'The Struggle Doesn't End Here': President Evo Morales | "When it is complete, the final report and all its annexes will be availabl…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-27). Why the Trump Regime Toppled Bolivia's Evo Morales. "He Wasn't Our Guy" globalresearch.ca In a word, he wasn't "our guy" in La Paz, Bolivia's political capital. | He didn't surrender the sovereign rights of the nation and people to US interests. | He was democratically elected and reelected four times, serving from January 22, 2006 …

Joshua Cho (2019-11-27). Media Wonder: Why Can't Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia? commondreams.org Daily Beast photo illustration (11/13/19) of Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro and Daniel Ortega. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-27). 20 Years After Battle of Seattle, Activists Reflect on Historic WTO Protests. truthout.org Twenty years ago this week, tens of thousands of activists gathered in Seattle to shut down a ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization. Grassroots organizers successfully blocked world leaders, government trade ministers and corporate executives from meeting to sign a global trade deal that many called deeply undemocratic, harmful to workers' rights, the environment and Indigenous people globally. On November 30, 1999, activists formed a human chain around the Seattle convention center…

Albert Bender (2019-11-27). A National Day of Mourning for U.S. Indigenous. peoplesworld.org American history books discuss the "Thanksgiving" that took place between the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people in the now-Northeast United States. It can seem consoling, particularly in these times of apparent rising racial conflict, to read stories of Native people and settlers breaking bread, feasting on turkey, cranberry sauce, and other foods from the bounty …

Vijay Prashad (2019-11-27). How to commit war crimes—and get away with it. mronline.org U.S. President Donald Trump sacked his Navy secretary on Twitter because he did not follow Trump's advice and retain Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher, despite Gallagher being accused of stabbing to death a wounded fighter, of murdering a schoolgirl and an elderly man, and then of obstructing justice. | Source

WSWS (2019-11-27). Baltimore, Maryland: Three men exonerated after 36 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction. wsws.org The trio's harrowing experience was the direct result of a rush to solve a brutal crime, abetted by gross misconduct on the part of police and prosecutors.

teleSUR (2019-11-27). US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed "steadfast support" to Colombia's far-right government as it faces public protests and marches against economic austerity plans, corruption and police violence, President Ivan Duque in a phone call on Wednesday, according to a State Department spokeswoman. | RELATED: | Colombia: Protests Intensify After a Young Man Was Shot Dead | "Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States' steadfast support for the government of Colombia in its ef…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Colombia: Protests Intensify After a Young Man Was Shot Dead. telesurenglish.net Colombian citizens took to the streets on Wednesday to participate in a national strike where expressions of outrage over the death of 18-year-old young Dilan Cruz abound. | RELATED: | Colombia: Strike Committee Rejects Expanded Dialogue With Gov't | Through social networks, Colombians were able to watch the precise moment in which an officer of the Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron (ESMAD) shot Dilan, who was running to avoid repression. | The scenes show that the police do not fo…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Turkey Stands Its Ground Against NATO Over Syria Dispute. telesurenglish.net Ankara will resist efforts by its NATO allies to persuade it to back an alliance defence plan for the Baltics and Poland until its demands are met over a plan for Turkey's defence, a Turkish diplomatic source said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Wont Give Up Russian Missile System: Erdogan | Reuters reported on Tuesday that Turkey was refusing to back the plan for the Baltics and Poland unless it got more political support for its fight against Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria. | T…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-27). Turkey Rejects US Demand to Return Russian S-400s. globalresearch.ca The capabilities of Russia's S-400 air defense system is unmatched by anything in the West. | China was Russia's first foreign buyer, its military saying it "saw that the S-400 system by its capabilities today is unparalleled in the world in …

teleSUR (2019-11-27). 'Mexico Will Never Allow Actions Against Sovereignty,' Ebrard. telesurenglish.net Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Tuesday said that Mexico will never admit actions that could mean a violation of its sovereignty, which established the position of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) regarding the proposal to designate drug cartels as terrorist organizations. | RELATED: | AMLO Announces New Investment Agreement in Mexico | "We wil…

Jason Ditz (2019-11-27). Trump Says He Will Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists. theantimedia.com Unsurprisingly, Mexico is less than thrilled about the prospect of American cross-border attacks on cartel infrastructure and personnel.

Alan Macleod (2019-11-27). Tucker Carlson is the Only Mainstream Pundit Properly Covering OPCW Bombshell. mintpressnews.com That Tucker Carlson is one of the few pundits willing to report on a bombshell revelation about a chemical attack in Syria, may say more about the state of the corporate press than it does about Carlson's character.

Arabi Souri (2019-11-27). Syria: 70% of Internally Displaced (IDP) Families Have Returned to Their Liberated Villages in Idlib Province. globalresearch.ca Idlib liberated villages in the province's eastern countryside are being rehabilitated by state's workshops which helped the return of the majority of the IDPs to their homes. | Over the past 1.5 years since cleaning these villages form NATO terrorists, and …

Ken Stone (2019-11-27). The War on Syria: Vanessa Beeley's Lecture Tour in Canada. globalresearch.ca We are pleased to announce a lecture tour of Canada by the internationally-acclaimed British journalist, Vanessa Beeley. | Ms. Beeley is one of only a handful of journalists in the world qualified to answer questions about the war in Syria …

Philip Giraldi (2019-11-27). Media Lies About Syria, Trump Flip-Flops, Blunders? globalresearch.ca Recently The New York Times featured two op-eds by resident hacks Bret Stephens and Tom Friedman as well as a featured editorial, all on the subject of Syria and how the Trump administration has betrayed the American people. The pieces …

Mark Taliano (2019-11-27). Video: "Les cendres de la guerre" with Dr. Ayssar Midani. globalresearch.ca Reporting from Joubar, a suburb of Damascus, Dr. Ayssar Midani shines a light on realities of the NATO war against Syria, and against civilization itself. | She takes us to places from which terrorists fired their missiles onto children, men, and …

Alison Bodine (2019-11-27). Chile Despertó! Chile Has Woken Up! The Rising Fight Against Neo-Liberalism in Chile. counterpunch.org °Chile despertó! °Piñera, renuncia! °Piñera ya fue! °Que se vayan los milicos! Chile Has Woken Up! Piñera Resign! Piñera Has Gone! Let the "Milicos" leave! ("Milicos" is a derogatory word for police and military personnel) These are some the powerful chants that have echoed throughout the streets of cities small and large in Chile More

Andrew Emett (2019-11-27). Study finds Iraqi children born near US base have increased rates of congenital deformities. nationofchange.org "The radioactive footprint of the military could be cleaned up if we had officials who wanted to do so."

Howard Lisnoff (2019-11-27). The High Crimes of Selling Churros and Loosies in NYC. counterpunch.org Within about a half hour of going into an apartment complex in Harlem in New York City, I came out to hundreds of demonstrators chanting at the entrance to the ramp that leads to the Madison Avenue Bridge. That ramp connects the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan. Some protesters held signs reading Black Lives More

John Feffer (2019-11-27). Will Impeachment Affect Trump's Reelection Chances? commondreams.org A protestor at Trump's inauguration (Photo: Mark Dixon via Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Journeyman Pictures (2019-11-27). Video: The Revolution Business: Does the USA Sponsor "Color Revolutions" and "Regime Change"? globalresearch.ca First published in 2011, this carefully researched documentary, reveals how the US manipulates protest movements (through covert ops) and carries out "color revolutions". | ** | The Revolution Business, 2011 — Consultants are helping people countries like Ukraine and Egypt build a …

Journeyman Pictures (2019-11-27). Video: The Revolution Business: Does the USA Sponsor "Color Revolutions" and "Regime Change"? globalresearch.ca First published in 2011, this carefully researched documentary, how the US manipulate protest movements and carry out "color revolutions". | The Revolution Business, 2011 — Consultants are helping people countries like Ukraine and Egypt build a foundation of knowledge in order …

WSWS (2019-11-27). Australian PM rejects Pamela Anderson's appeal that his government defend Assange. wsws.org The refusal of the Coalition and Labor to uphold Assange's rights as an Australian citizen is inextricably tied to their support for the US alliance and their own turn to police state measures.

WSWS (2019-11-27). Doctors' open letter defending Julian Assange wins global support. wsws.org An open letter by doctors urging action to save the life of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has received international media coverage, winning growing support among doctors.

Robert Fisk (2019-11-27). How Belfast Prepared Me for the Middle East. counterpunch.org Compared to the Middle East, Northern Ireland was a safe assignment. Tragic, sectarian, brutal, hypocritical; the little civil war — for that is what it was — was what the British army's intelligence people called a "low-intensity" conflict. We journos did our stories. Then we went home to our rented accommodation in Belfast. And we More

Scott Ritter (2019-11-27). NATO Is as Good as Dead. truthdig.com When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded some 70 years ago, its first secretary-general, Lord Ismay, famously noted that the purpose of the treaty alliance was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down." NATO's mission was to secure peace in Europe, promote cooperation among its members and guard their freedom by countering the threat posed by the Soviet Union at the time. This latter point was critical—by signing onto…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Russia Urges US to Extend Nuclear Pact Due to Expire in 2021. telesurenglish.net Russia has formally proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START arms control treaty for five more years as it is set to expire in 2021, a senior Russian official said Wednesday. | RELATED: | If the US Develops New Nuclear Missiles, We Will Too: Putin | "We proposed to the United States extending the treaty by five years as stipulated in it, or, if for some reason that is uncomfortable for the U.S. side, then for a shorter period of time…,…

WSWS (2019-11-27). Canadian government-sponsored Security Forum rails against "strategic adversaries" China and Russia. wsws.org Trump's National Security Adviser demanded Canada massively hike military spending, restrict Huawei, and militarize the Arctic to counter China and Russia.

Jimmy Carter, Karin D. Ryan (2019-11-27). How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org Making sure girls receive equal access to education and professional opportunities will unleash the untapped creativity that could produce needed breakthroughs. (Photo: Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jonathan Cook (2019-11-27). Is Netanyahu Ready to Inflame War to Escape His Legal Troubles? counterpunch.org 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 facing a trial — in Netanyahu's case, for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Former More

Julie Hollar (2019-11-27). We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions. fair.org As the Democratic Party prepared for its first presidential primary debates in June, climate activists pushed the DNC to schedule a single-issue debate on the climate crisis, given the urgency of the problem and the lack of attention given to it in previous debates. DNC chair Tom Perez refused, saying he had "the utmost confidence" that climate disruption would be discussed in the debates "early and often" (FAIR.org, 6/18/19). | Now that seven nights of debates have passed, and multiple…

Eds. (2019-11-27). Australian bushfire crisis spreads as PM denies climate change link. mronline.org Even before summer has begun, bushfires and toxic smoke have threatened the lives, health and homes of millions of people in nearly every Australian state and territory this week. The fire emergencies that first erupted two weeks ago in two states have spread across the country, worsened by dust storms, asthma alerts and electricity blackouts. | Source

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Lebanon's Petrol Stations to Go on Strike as Crisis Worsens. telesurenglish.net Lebanese petrol stations will start Thursday a nationwide and indefinite strike, a union representing them announced Wednesday as the country is facing its worst social, economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. | RELATED: | Lebanon's Hariri Says He Does Not Want Premiership | The petrol stations union said it was striking because of the losses suffered f…

Jonathan Cook (2019-11-27). Is Netanyahu Ready to Inflame War to Escape his Legal Troubles? dissidentvoice.org 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 facing a trial — in Netanyahu's case, for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Former …

Peter Koenig (2019-11-27). Iran's Barter Trade Deals with China, By-Passing the US-Dollar, "Dedollarizing" Her Economy. globalresearch.ca According to a PressTV Report of 24 November, 2019, Iran and China are working on a trade or barter deal that would circumvent US sanctions. It would bypass US-dollar denominated transactions, exchanging Iranian oil for Chinese goods and services and …

teleSUR, jg (2019-11-27). AMLO Announces New Investment Agreement in Mexico. telesurenglish.net Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), presented on Tuesday a national agreement for infrastructure investment, which in its first stage would make US$42 billion by 2020 with the support of the private sector. | RELATED: | Evo Denounces Set Up to Prosecute Him Internationally | The President made the announcement during his morning conference from…

Robert Hunziker (2019-11-27). China's Renewed Coal Boom. counterpunch.org China's failure to kick a long-standing addiction to coal has thrown a knockout punch to the Paris Agreement of 2015, including its 195 signatories. Suddenly, out of the blue, the world has turned upside down! Sixteen months ago July 16th, 2018: "China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate More

Sarah Lahm (2019-11-27). Midwest Dispatch: Trying to Feel Thankful in the Era of Climate Change. progressive.org Recent headlines have been poking holes in any feelings of joy or gratitude I've had regarding the upcoming holiday.

WSWS (2019-11-27). UN report calls for "radical transformations" to avert global climate catastrophe. wsws.org Rising global greenhouse gas emissions demonstrate the inability to address climate change under capitalism.

Emanuel Pastreich (2019-11-27). Establishing Fossil-fuel Free (FFF) Communities. globalresearch.ca The response to the increasing awareness of the threat of continuing a fossil-fuel driven growth and consumption economic model is a ruthless effort to block out serious reporting on climate change in the media and to downplay is seriousness …

Dana Drugmand (2019-11-27). Oil and gas industry rebukes fracking ban talk as UN shows just how much fossil fuel plans are screwing climate limits. nationofchange.org "The time to begin planning for a wind-down of gas production is, as with other fossil fuels, already upon us."

Simon Watkins (2019-11-27). A New Pipeline Could Undo America's Influence in Asia. globalresearch.ca From the moment that the U.S. re-imposed sanctions in earnest on Iran late last year, Pakistan has been looking at ways to resuscitate a deal that had been agreed in principle before the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive …

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Israel Starts Building Largest Settlement in East Jerusalem. telesurenglish.net Israel has started the expansion of the illegal Nof Tzion settlement in the Palestinian area of East Jerusalem's Jabal Mukkaber neighborhood, Haaretz reported Wednesday. | RELATED: | India Consul General to US Calls for Israel's Model For Kashmir | The ongoing enlargement is only the first phase, with another 300 apartments expected to be approved and built, the newspaper said. | Nof Tzion is the second-largest Jewish settlement in the area and works for its extension are expe…

Tom Anderson (2019-11-27). The Role of British Universities in Supporting Israel's Demolitions of Palestinian Homes. globalresearch.ca Palestinians are calling for people internationally to take action against the companies complicit in Israel's systematic demolition of Palestinian homes. This article focuses on British university partnerships with JCB, Caterpillar,…

Areeb Ullah (2019-11-27). Boris Johnson's Tory Party Manifesto Vows to Ban Boycott Campaigns (BDS) against Israel. globalresearch.ca Britain's ruling Conservative party has vowed to ban UK public bodies from participating in boycott and divestment campaigns of any foreign country in its manifesto. | The Conservative Party's proposals could mean new legislation will bar local government bodies and universities …

Staff (2019-11-27). Asylum Seekers Are Being Misclassified Under Migrant Protection Protocols. truthout.org A lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Brownsville, Texas, last Wednesday on the behalf of a 23-year-old woman who fled Honduras and was returned to the streets of Matamoros, Mexico, by U.S. immigration authorities in late July. | The petition filed on the behalf of the woman (identified as X.E.G.M. under conditions of anonymity requested by two San Antonio-based attorneys with San Antonio Region Justice For Our Neighbors) was one of a series of writ of habeas corpus petitions filed on the be…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Afghanistan Peace Talks More Likely Than Before: US Top General. telesurenglish.net The chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark Milley said Wednesday that the chances of a successful outcome from peace talks on ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan were higher than before and could happen in the "near term." | RELATED: | Pentagon Chief in Afghanistan as US Aims to Restart Taliban Talks | "With a bit of luck, we'll have successful negotiations in the near term, not too distant future," Milley added as he arrived in Afghanistan o…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). UK Health Service 'Up for Sale' in US Trade Deal: Leaked Docs. telesurenglish.net The United Kingdom Labour party's leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed Wednesday that Britain's National Health Service (NHS), which grants British citizens free healthcare at the point of access, was part of negotiations in a trade deal with the United States ahead of the country's exit from the European Union. | RELATED: | A Left Labour Gov't Would Weaken Imperialism, Work for Peace | Prime Minister Boris Johnson has categorically denied the allegations, however, hundreds of pages o…

Staff (2019-11-27). AOC Raised More Money Than Any Other House Democrat in Third Quarter. truthout.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised more money for reelection than any other House Democrat in the third quarter of 2019, an achievement the New York Democrat touted as a testament to the power of grassroots fundraising over schmoozing with corporate lobbyists and wealthy executives. | The New York Post reported late Tuesday t…

IMEMC News (2019-11-27). Army Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza. imemc.org The Israeli Air Force fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing serious property damage. The army claimed it was retaliating to homemade shells reportedly fired from Gaza. Media sources said the army fired at least two missiles into the Zeitoun …

Alan Macleod (2019-11-27). Michael Bloomberg's President Run Raises Questions About Democracy and a Free Press. mintpressnews.com The New Yorker's presidential bid highlights the contradictions between both extreme wealth and a for-profit, corporate advertiser-driven media landscape and democracy and freedom of expression.

Andrea Mazzarino (2019-11-27). Bearing Witness to the Costs of War. counterpunch.org There is some incongruity between my role as an editor of a book about the costs of America's wars and my identity as a military spouse. I'm deeply disturbed at the scale of human suffering caused by those conflicts and yet I've unintentionally contributed to the war effort through the life I've chosen. I am More

Staff (2019-11-27). Impeachment Fight Not Swaying Voters in Swing-State Wisconsin. truthdig.com RACINE, Wis.—There's not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren't moving the needle. | "Everything they say, it's so repetitive. To me, it's like they're beating their heads against the wall," said Harry Rose, a 78-year-old retired factory worker and Trump supporter in Racine County, a swing county in the swing state of Wisconsin. | Nicole Morrison, a 36-year-old nurse who can't see herself voting for Trump in 202…

The Canary (2019-11-27). Nurses grill Boris Johnson on policies during hospital visit. thecanary.co Boris Johnson faced probing questions from nurses on a visit to the West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance as he kicked off a day of campaigning in the county.The prime minister met patients and nurses as he toured the wards but was challenged on his general election campaign pledges as he drank tea with staff on a medical ward.One student nurse told the PM how she was "struggling" financially because of tuition fees and asked him about his plans to bring back the nursing bursary.Johnson said: "We're definitely bringing back the bursary … but I'll have to check that (on tuition fees)."Boris Johnson speaks with pati…

Eds. (2019-11-27). The human cost of nuclear weapons is not only a "feminine" concern. mronline.org The nuclear weapons world is full of subtle and not-so-subtle misogyny, and I've had my share of experiences: Fighting my way onto an otherwise all-male panel, only to have my speaking time cut short. Meeting a male colleague at a conference for the first time, where he immediately told me that he liked the red […] | Source

Staff (2019-11-27). The Real Reason Michael Bloomberg Is Running for President. truthdig.com Given that a wealth tax could cost him more than the most lavish presidential campaign, it's no wonder he's putting up billions in 2020.

Andrew Wood (2019-11-27). Impeachment's Authoritarian End. counterpunch.org Following just a few days of Congressional testimony, it is clear that Trump will, at most, be impeached but certainly not convicted. This would be nothing new, for although such proceedings have now been brought against four presidents in U.S. history, not a single one has been removed in office. Republicans in the Intelligence Committee More

Dean Baker (2019-11-27). Should We Have Billionaires? counterpunch.org The Democratic presidential campaign has taken a strange twist in recent days, with candidates being asked whether we should have billionaires. While there may be some grand philosophical questions at stake here, I will stick to more mundane economic ones. The real question is; how do you want the economy to work? The basic story More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-11-27). Popes Against Nuclear Weapons. counterpunch.org The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution. On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy More

CP Editor (2019-11-27). GRATEFUL SHRED — "Brokedown Palace" counterpunch.org

Kenneth Surin (2019-11-27). Labor's UK General Election Manifesto. counterpunch.org Those of us who attended the Labour Party annual conference in September knew from the resolutions passed there that the party's manifesto for the next election would offer a vision of socialism not seen since the immediate postwar Labour government. | More

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Cuba and Vietnam Join Forces for Rice Production. telesurenglish.net The last phase of the Cuba-Vietnam collaboration project seeks to improve rice production rates in this province, affected by the lack of inputs for grain cultivation. | RELATED: | Cuba Pays Tribute To Fidel Castro Three Years After His Passing | After reaching a historical mark of 100 thousand tons of cereal in 2018, the Agroindustrial Grain Complex Ruta Invasora de Camagàºey, the second largest in the country, was harmed by the impossibility of importing the technologic…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). OAS Conspiring to Oust Him from Gov't: Dominica PM To teleSUR. telesurenglish.net Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took the Organization of American States' Secretary-General Luis Almagro to task for "leading a campaign" of incitement against the islands' ruling Labour Party, the premier affirmed in an exclusive interview with teleSUR's Madelein Garcia Wednesday. | RELATED: | Dominica: PM Skerrit Accuses Opposition of Dishonest Activities | "They (OAS) are targeting certain member states. Dominica is one such country that they're targeting and my…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Brazil: Federal Court To Judge Appeals Of Lula's Defense. telesurenglish.net Porto Alegre's Federal Regional Court on Wednesday will judge the appeals of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a criminal case in which he was convicted of allegedly having benefited from a real estate in the city of Atibaia, in the State of Sao Paulo. | RELATED: | Lula Defends PT's Candidacies for 2020 Municipal Elections | Lula's lawyers request the annulment of the sentence on the grounds that Judge Gabriela Hardt issued a sentence in which she used texts from another…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). PSOE and Unidas Podemos Members Ratify Agreement to Govern. telesurenglish.net The Spanish political alliance Unidas Podemos ratified the support of their affiliates to conform a coalition government with Socialist Party with 96.8 percent voting yes, informed daily El Pais. | RELATED: | Spain: Catalan Leaders Demand Dialogue to Support PM Sanchez | With a participation of 134,760 people (out of 523,807 registered), 130,150 (96.8%) answered yes to the question: Do you agree with us participating in a coalition government in the terms of the pre-agreement sig…

Stefan Andreasson (2019-11-27). Fossil Fuel Divestment Will Increase Carbon Emissions, Not Lower Them — Here's Why. globalresearch.ca A global campaign encouraging individuals, organisations and institutional investors to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies is gathering pace. According to 350.org, US$11 trillion has already been divested worldwide. | But, while it may seem a logical strategy, divestment …

Environmental Health Trust (2019-11-27). The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don't Put in Your Shirt Pocket. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the ongoing debate on the health impacts of cell phones. First published on July 10, 2019 | A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley's cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument …

Robert Fantina (2019-11-27). Trump and Netanyahu: A Tale of Two Criminals. globalresearch.ca It has been interesting to watch the slow-moving arc of justice, or some semblance of it, at play in Israel and the United States. The trajectories of both nations has been somewhat astounding. | In the United States, the past several …

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-27). The Next American Revolution? Anticipated Civil Unrest. globalresearch.ca Preparing For Civil War? | US authorities have for decades become increasingly prepared for mass civil disturbances resulting from government and corporate attacks on American society. We can recall that in the early 1980s the Hidden State launched its open war …

Physics and Astronomy Zone (2019-11-27). The Bee: "The Most Important Living Being on the Planet" globalresearch.ca Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more. | The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on …

F. William Engdahl (2019-11-27). Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere" globalresearch.ca Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children's urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It's everywhere.

Staff (2019-11-27). We Can't Afford to Banish Politics From the Thanksgiving Table. truthout.org I've got no more patience for pundits and their annual calls to not discuss politics at the Thanksgiving table. Take USA Today's self-described "civility expert" Steve Petrow, who just gave the nation a comical list of nine ways to avoid "political food fights." Rule number 7 reads: "No baseball caps at the table…. Especially if they say 'Make America Great Again' or…

IMEMC News (2019-11-27). Soldiers Shoot A Worker Of Hebron's City Council. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday morning, a worker of the City Council in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron City Council issued a statement denouncing the Israeli violation, and said the soldiers shot Awad Mohammad al-Ja'bari, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his …

PCHR (2019-11-27). PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise. imemc.org On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015. The …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-27). Illegal Settlers Paint Racist on Palestinian Homes, Slash Tires Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Extremist Israeli settlers Tuesday spray-painted racist graffiti and slashed tires of several vehicles in the village of Jaba'a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources stated that the illegal Israeli settlers sneaked into the village, punctured the tires …

IMEMC News (2019-11-27). Israeli Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-six Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into Joseph's Tomb, east of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Joseph's Tomb area, and resorted to the excessive use of …

IMEMC News (2019-11-27). Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Including Four Children, In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including four children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated …

WSWS (2019-11-27). SEP election teams in Britain win warm response. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in Sheffield Central, Manchester Central and Holborn and St. Pancras in London.

Megan Giovannetti (2019-11-27). How the International Media Greenlights Israeli Aggression Toward Palestine. progressive.org "How terrifying is it that when someone points out the violations that Israel commits, they risk their job like Marc Lamont Hill?"

WSWS (2019-11-27). Trump's war crime pardons: Cultivating a fascistic base in the military. wsws.org The unprecedented intervention in defense of Navy Seal Edward Gallagher is aimed not just at facilitating war crimes abroad, but at preparing forces to be used against the working class at home.

Alan Macleod (2019-11-27). Michael Bloomberg's Presidential Run Raises Serious Questions About Democracy. theantimedia.com Bloomberg has a long history of support for conservative positions, including endorsing George W. Bush's War on Terror.

Middle East Eye (2019-11-27). Israeli Army Will No Longer Release the Bodies of Palestinians They've Killed. theantimedia.com Israel will no longer release the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.