2019-11-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-11-30). Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath. wsws.org Adel Abdul Mahdi's announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.

WSWS (2019-11-30). John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!" wsws.org The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.

John Pilger (2019-11-30). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. dissidentvoice.org I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. …

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Suriname: Military Court Demands President's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Suriname's opposition political parties have demanded President Desi Bouterse's immediate resignation after a military tribunal sentenced the head of state for 20 years in prison due to killings during a military Junta in the 1980s. | RELATED: | Suriname To Dutch MP: 'We're Not A Failed State' | According to the ruling, Bouterse is implicated in the murder of 15 political leaders opposed to the military junta that he established in 1982, after a coup d'etat. | The head of state who is in China…

Alan MacLeod (2019-11-30). Shaping Public Opinion: The New York Times' Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups. globalresearch.ca Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d'état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled to Mexico, the army appointed right-wing Senator Jeanine Añez as his …

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Crimes Against Humanity Reported in Bolivia: Int'l Delegation. telesurenglish.net The Argentinian Delegation in Solidarity with Bolivia, which arrived in the country to carry out work on human rights violations, denounced Saturday the de-facto government is committing "crimes against humanity" since the Jeanine àÅñez take the power. | RELATED | Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival | In a press conference on Saturday, members of the delegation presented the preliminary conclusions, based on evidence and testimonies gathered that…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Colombia: One Dead, More Than 700 Injured in 1 Week of Protests. telesurenglish.net More than 700 people have been injured and one young man killed by Colombian security forces is the result of the first week of the National Strike against right-wing President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies, as well as in defense of peace in the South American nation. | RELATED: | Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota | According to the National Police, of the 769 injured, 379 are members of the Public Force and 390 protesters. | Th…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Canada's Human Rights Tribunal condemns government's treatment of indigenous children. wsws.org The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.

teleSUR (2019-11-30). 'Black Friday' Protests: Amazon Needs to Work for Labor Rights. telesurenglish.net The demonstrations against 'Black Friday' multiplied in several countries Friday to denounce consumption and its climatic consequences, with strikes in Germany, United Kingdom, France and others focusing their complaint against the Amazon company. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of 'Black Friday,' the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and pr…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged in Journalist's Murder. telesurenglish.net One of Malta's wealthiest men Yorgen Fenech was charged Saturday in a Valletta court with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana in 2017. | RELATED: | Malta: 3 on Trial for Murdering Anti-Corruption Journalist | Fenech pleaded not guilty to the charge of complicity to murder and to other charges related to the case, which include membership of a criminal gang, and conspiracy to cause an explosion. | Caruana, 53, was killed…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Maduro Warns About Actions Against Venezuela From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced that the Bolivarian Army is on "alert" for a suspected attack from Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombia Scandal: Diplomats Evidence Plot Against Venezuela | "All of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) should be on alert. I have first-hand information of a set of provocations for armed conflict at the Colombian-Venezuelan border, so as to divert attention from the popular Colombian rebellion against Ivan Duque," Maduro said.

Common Dreams (2019-11-30). Iraqis Revolt Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption. theantimedia.com Iraq's prime minister announced that he will resign, the day after more than 40 protesters were killed.

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Tunisians Protest After Man Sets Himself Alight. telesurenglish.net Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who blocked roads in the southern town of Jelma Saturday following the death of a young man who burned himself to death, witnesses said. | RELATED: | Tunisian Parliament Chooses Islamist Party Leader As Speaker | The 25-year-old, Abdelwahed Hablani, set himself on fire and died in hospital on Friday in protest at poverty and poor living conditions, echoing the 2010 self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, whose death tr…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests. wsws.org US imperialism is chiefly responsible for the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf. But the claims of the Iranian regime that "collective security" can be achieved by establishing a closer military alliance with Beijing and Moscow are reactionary.

WSWS (2019-11-30). Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.

WSWS (2019-11-30). Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. wsws.org The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-11-30). The Explosion in Lebanon Has Been Delayed: Until When? globalresearch.ca Europe is concerned about the Lebanese political crisis and its potential spillover consequences in case of a civil confrontation. Even if the European states do not have differing strategic objectives in Lebanon from the US, a civil war will affect …

Staff (2019-11-30). As Global Inequality Rises, So Are the Movements Fighting It. truthout.org This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality — its causes and symptoms, as well as the data crunching and killer stats that others have been doing so well since inequality has skyrocketed to its current crisis levels — with some analysis of…

Staff (2019-11-30). It's Our Choice: Medicare for All, or Endless War? truthout.org If you're following the presidential race, you've heard plenty of sniping about Medicare for All and whether we can afford it. But when it comes to endless war or endless profits for Pentagon contractors, we're told we simply must afford it — no questions asked. | According to one study, even if universal health insurance didn't bring health care prices down — an unlikely worst-case scenario — we'd need an extra $300 billion a year beyond our current spending to provide full insurance for everyone. | Whe…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Over 191 Million Latin Americans Are Living in Poverty in 2019. telesurenglish.net On the occasion of the release of its "2019 Social Panorama of Latin America" report, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) called to build "social compacts for equality" so as to improve incomes of over 191 million people who are currently living in poverty‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã. | RELATED: | Mexico Gets Ready to Assume the Temporary Presidency of Celac | "For ne…

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-11-30). Is The Nuclear "Green"? "CO2- And Climate Neutral"? globalresearch.ca On the 28th of November 2019 the European Parliament in Brussels voted in favor of nuclear energy, because it is defined as CO2- and climate-neutral. | This happened when a resolution proposal for the coming UN Climate Conference in Madrid …

Staff (2019-11-30). Microsoft Funds Facial Recognition Technology Secretly Tested on Palestinians. truthout.org If you've been paying attention, it should come as no surprise that the latest in facial recognition technology is already being weaponized by governments and corporations. Most recently, AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition tech company funded by Microsoft, has been wielding its software to help enforce Israel's military occupation, using the occupied West Bank to field-test technology it plans to export around the world. | As soon as Microsoft announced its funding for AnyVision in Jun…

Jason Ditz (2019-11-30). Mexico Won't Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels. theantimedia.com Mexico's foreign ministry warned that U.S. drone strikes would be a "violation of national sovereignty."

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Barbados Celebrates the 53rd Anniversary of Its Independence. telesurenglish.net The people of Barbados celebrates the 53rd anniversary of their country's political independence from the United Kingdom on Nov. 30, with colorful parades, musical spectacles, and other events | RELATED: | Barbados Eyes Museum to Honor Island-Born Icon Rihanna | This year's parade includes "community groups, sporting, and cultural icons; some 5000 students, life-sized portraits of our national heroes, vendors serving traditional Barbadian items, secondary school students taking part in…

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-30). The Short Road: Democracy to Fascism. globalresearch.ca Fascism is a political ideology fundamentally authoritarian in character, with a strong nationalism and an essentially belligerent militaristic outlook. Fascism carries primarily a corporate perspective as opposed to a socialist view, directed to satisfying the needs, values and objectives of …

Mondialisation (2019-11-30). Le imbarazzanti parole di Papa Francesco da Hiroshima: ´L'atomica immorale e criminale ª. globalresearch.ca Silenzio di tomba nell'arco istituzionale italiano, sempre loquace sul papa, sulle parole pronunciate da Francesco il 24 novembre a Hiroshima e a Nagasaki: ´L'uso dell'energia atomica per fini di guerra è, oggi più che mai, un crimine. àà immorale il …

Catherine Austin Fitts (2019-11-30). The U.S. Government Has Been Run as a Criminal Enterprise: Financial Fraud, Criminal Cash Flows. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2017 | Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, | "The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows. We're the global leader in money …

Dmitriy Kovalevich (2019-11-30). Ukraine: Land Privatization Demanded by IMF, Links to Biden Graft Scandal. Engineered Bankruptcy of National Economy. globalresearch.ca November in Ukraine has been marked by the adoption of the so called 'land reform', in accordance of the demands made by the IMF amongst other international financial organizations. The reform opens the way for the mass privatization of Ukraine's …

F. William Engdahl (2019-11-30). China's African Swine Fever (ASF) "Spreading Globally"? globalresearch.ca The worst outbreak of fatal African Swine Fever disease ever has devastated the world's largest pig population, that of China, over the past months. Now it is spreading to neighboring states and even threatens the United States pig herds. The …

Sean Gervasi (2019-11-30). Video: How the U.S. Caused the Breakup of the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of Global Research readers the text of an unpublished Lecture delivered in 1992 by the late Sean Gervasi on the history of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the US Strategy formulated during World …

Staff (2019-11-30). Doctors Group Owned by a Private Equity Firm Repeatedly Sued the Poor. truthout.org MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After nine visits to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in 2016 and 2017, Jennifer Brooks began receiving bills from an entity she'd never heard of, Southeastern Emergency Physicians. Unsure what the bills were for, Brooks, a stay-at-home mother, said she ignored them until they were sent to collections. She made payment arrangements, but when she was late, she said the collection agency demanded $500, which she didn't have. | In December, Southeastern sued her fo…

Staff (2019-11-30). Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor. truthout.org Google's computers are spying on its workers. | Anytime a Google employee uses an online calendar to schedule a meeting involving more than 100 co-workers, management gets an alert—a great way for the anti-union corporation to sniff out union organizing efforts. | Lots…

Staff (2019-11-30). Many Evangelicals Excuse Anything Trump Does — Because He's the "Chosen One" truthout.org Energy Secretary Rick Perry is the latest Trump official or acolyte to prostrate himself, using cult-like terms, before the president. Trump is, in Perry's worldview, a man tagged by God to occupy his leadership role. In this, the energy secretary is echoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [mdas…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes. wsws.org The Port Neches plant, owned by the Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has been out of compliance for years and fined multiple times by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-30). Gli F-35 decollano con ali bipartisan. globalresearch.ca Lorenzo Guerini (Pd), ministro della Difesa del governo Conte II, ha comunicato alle commissioni parlamentari il passaggio alla fase 2 del programma di acquisto degli F-35 della statunitense Lockheed Martin. Passaggio preparato dal governo Conte I: il vicepremier Salvini (Lega) …

RT (2019-11-30). People want sex dolls like in HBO's Westworld, but the technology is not there yet, manufacturer claims. rt.com A new generation of hyper-realistic sex dolls is currently under development, a leading manufacturer of the silicone figurines has said, noting that the robots still lack the tech to make them convincingly human-like. | People are already replacing human companionship with sex dolls, Silicone Lovers co-founder Louie Love told the Daily Star, and "there's no turning back." | According to Love, a new sex robot model will be made in a factor in China that resembles "something out of Westworld," the hit HBO show that depicted robots that are indistinguishable from real humans. | Although every physical aspect of t…

RT (2019-11-30). EURO 2020: France, Germany and Portugal drawn together in 'group of death'. rt.com World Cup winners France have been placed in a 'group of death' for next year's European Championships after they were drawn with Portugal and Germany. | At the draw in Bucharest, Didier Deschamps' men were handed a group containing Cristiano Ronaldo's reigning champions Portugal as well as four-time World Cup winners Germany. They will also face the winners of playoff A, to be held in March. | The full draw: | Group A: Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Wales | Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia | Group C: The Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, winners playoff D (Georgia, Belarus, Macedonia, Kosovo) | Group D:…

RT (2019-11-30). Nervy Liverpool extend Premier League lead to ELEVEN points despite late Brighton fightback. rt.com Liverpool tightened their grip on what would be a first league title in 30 years after they hung in to beat a stoic Brighton side 2-1 in a match which saw goalkeeper Alisson issued with a late red card. | The win, coupled with the solitary point Pep Guardiola's Manchester City could muster away to Newcastle on Saturday, means that Jurgen Klopp's side appear to have a near insurmountable advantage atop the English Premier League table but they were forced to batten down the hatches to survive a dogged Brighton fightback following Alisson's 76th minute dismissal for handling the ball outside the penalty area.

RT (2019-11-30). 'Don't let Roma happen again': Footage reveals Messi's ill-fated warning to Barca teammates before they collapsed at Liverpool. rt.com Lionel Messi warned his Barcelona teammates to avoid a repeat of their collapse against Roma at half-time during last season's UEFA Champions League semifinal defeat to Liverpool, new footage has revealed. | Messi and Barcelona crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 4-0 second leg defeat at Anfield, having won the first game 3-0 at the Nou Camp. | With the team 1-0 down at half-time at Anfield, captain Messi attempted to rouse the team, warning them they must avoid the same fate as befell them a year previously when they were dumped out of the Champions League quarterfinals after a famous comeback by…

RT (2019-11-30). Seduced by the law: Female cop in India uses old photo & phony marriage proposal to nab on-the-run murder suspect. rt.com A murder suspect on the run from the law has been caught, after a female police officer offered to marry the wanted criminal. Police were waiting when the man arrived at what he thought would be his wedding ceremony. | Police in Chhatarpur, northeast India, had been hunting a man wanted for murder and other crimes. While authorities found themselves unable to track him down, a source informed them that the suspect had been looking for a bride — a piece of intelligence that was used to hatch an ingenious scheme. | A female officer, identified in local media as Sub-Inspector Madhavi Agnihotri, reportedly fo…

RT (2019-11-30). Suicide or serial crime? SECOND woman found BURNT ALIVE in Indian town where harrowing rape & murder of Priyanka Reddy occurred. rt.com The burnt body of an Indian woman has been found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, not far from the place where veterinarian Priyanka Reddy was kidnapped, brutally raped and murdered by a gang of locals earlier this week. | As India recovers from the shock caused by the blood-chilling murder of the 27-year-old vet in Shamshabad, more grueling news has come from the very same town. | Read more | | #RIPPriyankaReddy: Indians share grief & outrage, exchange safety tips after horrific murder of young woman | On Saturday morning, locals walking past the Ayya…

RT (2019-11-30). 'We're working for the dark side': Spanish firm accused of spying on Assange by German broadcaster boasted of US intelligence ties. rt.com A private security firm that allegedly spied on Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London bragged about its nefarious activities and ties to US intelligence, according to German public broadcaster NDR. | The troubling revelations are part of a criminal complaint filed by NDR against Undercover Global, a Spanish security company contracted by the Ecuadorian government to film and review guests at their embassy in London. | The firm is accused of using the commission to carry out a vast spying operation targeting the WikiLeaks co-founder, who sought political asylum in the embassy for seven years before…

RT (2019-11-30). Erdogan announces Turkey-Russia gas pipeline TurkStream will be launched on January 8. rt.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the day that TurkStream, the 917 km pipeline across the bottom of the Black Sea, will officially be commissioned in Istanbul, capping an ambitious energy project with success. | TurkStream will be operative from January 8, 2020, Erdogan said on Saturday, according to local press. Moscow had earlier confirmed that President Vladimir Putin is likely to attend the opening ceremony in the Turkish city.

RT (2019-11-30). China arrests Belizean citizen accused of meddling in Hong Kong protests. rt.com China has arrested a citizen of Belize in its southern city of Guangzhou for allegedly interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong. | Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded "hostile forces" in the United States and participated in activities that have led to unrest in Hong Kong, according to the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper, citing Chinese security officials. He has been charged with violating national security laws. | Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign nations, particularly the United States, of providing direct and indirect support to Hong Kong pro…

RT (2019-11-30). Thanks, but we'll keep 'mother' & 'father': Putin rejects politically correct 'parent #1 & #2' titles. rt.com During a discussion on Russian national identity, President Vladimir Putin made sure to politely but firmly reject any notion of replacing traditional family structures with more "progressive" examples implemented in the West. | "You said the word 'mother' cannot be replaced. Turns out maybe it can: they've replaced it in some countries with 'parent number one' and 'parent number two.' I hope that never happens here," Putin said on Friday at the meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations, a Kremlin advisory body. | His remarks came in response to lawmaker Viktor Vodolatsky, who talked about efforts to cu…

RT (2019-11-30). Cold steel: Russia's Kinzhal hypersonic missile 'completes its first ARCTIC test'. rt.com Russia's new Kinzhal ('Dagger') air-launched hypersonic missile has been tested in freezing Arctic conditions. It successfully struck a land-based target in what was the maiden test of its kind, defense industry sources said. | The top-secret trials took place in mid-November at the Pemboi range in the north-western Komi Republic, one of the sources told TASS. The Russian region stretches beyond the Arctic Circle. | The missile was fired from a MiG-31K supersonic interceptor aircraft, which NATO calls 'Foxhound.' Kinzhal "reached the speed of Mach 10 (over 12,000kph)," another unnamed official told the agency.

RT (2019-11-30). Moscow wins 'tourism Oscar,' overtaking Paris, London, NYC & others as world's top city destination. rt.com The Russian capital has beaten stiff competition to emerge as this year's 'World's Leading City Destination.' Moscow triumphed over the British and French capitals, as well as 16 other cities, including St. Petersburg. | The World Travel Awards ( WTA) red carpet ceremony took place in Muscat (Oman), awarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors. | Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin expressed gratitude to all those who voted for Moscow in the nomination. | "Moscow is in fact…

RT (2019-11-30). US envoy spews vitriol as 6 more EU nations defy sanctions bypass device INSTEX & urge saving Iran nuclear deal. rt.com Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump's sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin. | Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden released a joint statement relating their intent to connect to INSTEX, short for the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle. The move is to "facilitate legitimate trade between Europe a…

RT (2019-11-30). US cryptocurrency expert arrested for 'aiding adversary & sanctions violation' over North Korea trip. rt.com The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea economically. | Virgil Griffith was taken into custody in Los Angeles over the trip to Pyongyang, where the Department of Justice says he gave "a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology." | "Mr Griffith allegedly traveled to North Korea without permission from the federal government, and with knowledge [that] what he was doing was against the law," the De…

RT (2019-11-30). McGregor tells Cerrone to 'enjoy Christmas dinner' – before firing first warning ahead of January showdown. rt.com As Conor McGregor mind games go it was on the tame side but the Irishman has already fired his first warning to Donald Cerrone ahead of their showdown at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. | McGregor's long-awaited Octagon return was finally confirmed this week with the news he would throw down with Cerrone in a welterweight bout T-Mobile Arena on January 18. | Return of the Mac: Conor McGregor to face Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in January UFC comeback | Taking to social media, Cerrone issued a reminder of why he…

RT (2019-11-30). Judge WARNED in 2012 that London Bridge attacker should NOT be released from prison early. rt.com The violent extremist who killed two people in a terror attack in London on Friday had previously been described by a judge as a "serious jihadi" who should not be eligible for early release from prison. | Usman Khan was one of nine men jailed in February 2012 for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange and building a terrorist training camp. | Khan was sentenced to serve a minimum of eight years in prison and, when handing down the sentence, UK High Court judge Alan Wilkie said that the convicted terrorist should not be released from jail early. | | © Nils Jorgensen/ Global Look Press | In the after…

RT (2019-11-30). London Bridge hero grabbed 5ft NARWHAL TUSK off wall to confront terrorist (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com As London reels from another terror attack the British public is paying tribute to the brave citizens who risked their lives to confront the crazed jihadi. Amazingly, one of the heroes used a narwhal tusk to tackle the extremist. | The man, who is believed to be a Polish chef named Luckasz, was attending a conference in Fishmongers Hall, just off London Bridge, when the attack broke out. According to eyewitnesses, when Usban Khan began his cowardly assault on unarmed civilians the quick-thinking individual pulled the whale tusk from a wall and used it to confront the attacker. | WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE…

RT (2019-11-30). BBC backs down in interview standoff with BoJo in wake of London Bridge terrorist attack. rt.com The BBC has backed down in its standoff with Boris Johnson, confirming that the UK prime minister will appear on the Andrew Marr Show, following the London Bridge attack, despite not committing to a sitdown with Andrew Neil. | The British broadcaster had reportedly told Johnson that he would not be allowed to appear on Marr's show on Sunday unless he agreed to face Neil too. | Also on rt.com | | 'F**king extraordinary': BBC blasted for airing UK party leaders' interviews without nailing BoJo's appearance | The PM was said to be eager to avoid being probe…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-30). Billionaires just took even greater control of the UK's media. Corbyn had the perfect response. thecanary.co The billionaire media's opposition to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so far in this election has been full on. But now, the Daily Mail's owner has bought yet another newspaper, concentrating the country's media into even fewer hands. And Corbyn wasn't ab…

Brenda Norrell (2019-11-30). Native leader says Trump's empty promises won't halt crisis of murdered Indigenous women. indybay.org Ohlone Chair Dee Dee Ybarra said Trump's empty promises to halt the ongoing genocide of missing and murdered Indigenous women is no more than political rhetoric aimed at getting votes.

DXE (2019-11-30). Animal activists banned via Whole Foods' restraining order hold 24-hour fast & protest in Oakland. indybay.org Activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal actions…

Labor Video Project (2019-11-30). 50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming. indybay.org 50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

two events (2019-11-30). National Climate Strikes in Mill Valley. indybay.org 11 AM @ Depot Plaza Mill Valley, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | 3 PM @ The Redwoods Corner, Miller Ave & Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941…

350Marin, Sierra Club, and others (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Rafael. indybay.org San Rafael City Plaza, 1000 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94960…

Fridays For Future Sacramento (2019-11-30). Black Friday Climate Strike at State Capitol Sacramento. indybay.org California State Capitol, North Steps, 1100 L Street, Sacramento , CA 95814…

Sunrise Movement San Ramon (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Ramon. indybay.org Tri Valley area: San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 94582…

Sunrise Movement Davis (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike at UC Davis. indybay.org UC Davis Quad, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616…

Sonoma High School Earth Club (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in Sonoma. indybay.org Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476…

Sonoma County Sunrise Hub (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike: Die-ins, March, Vigil in Santa Rosa. indybay.org Old Courthouse Square, 3rd & Santa Rosa Ave and 4th & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…

CFBDH (2019-11-30). Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics. indybay.org Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Fare strike (2019-11-30). Bay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare. indybay.org San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions.

Brenda Norrell (2019-11-30). The Occupation of Alcatraz: LaNada War Jack 'From Self-Determination Back to Termination'. indybay.org Dr. LaNada War Jack, Shoshone Bannock, said the Occupation of Alcatraz meant a new era of self-determination which is now threatened by the Trump administration's era of termination. Speaking at the annual AIM West UnThanksgiving Feast, during the 50 Year Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, War Jack shared memories of 'Taking the Rock' in 1969.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Tell AXA: Stop Financing Israel's Climate Apartheid. imemc.org Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France AXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels, insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel's weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment. The 4th global Climate Strike today falls on the same day as the UN Day of …

William Bell (2019-11-29). Trump Imperils the Peace Process. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration's declaration that it does not consider Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory a violation of international law has torn up four decades of American policy, and risks making life even worse for the most marginalised groups …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-11-29). Israel's Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements. counterpunch.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 More

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-11-29). Trump Claims that Nicaragua Is a "National Security Threat" to Legitimize U.S. Economic Aggression. globalresearch.ca Nicaragua has been experiencing a political crisis since mid-April 2018 when a reform of the Social Security system was used as a pretext to unleash pro-U.S. violent protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. | The ruling party detected and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-29). Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca The 9/11 attacks were categorized as act of war by a foreign nation (Afghanistan) against a member of the Atlantic Alliance (the USA). Afghanistan had attacked America. Under NATO's doctrine of collective security the terror attack on the WTC was an act of war by a foreign country against all NATO member states.

Staff (2019-11-29). Ralph Nader: Trump Should Be Impeached for His Climate Policy Alone. truthdig.com It is time to take Donald Trump's disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis. Trump's actions, expanding the fossil fuel industry's emissions, make the perils even worse. This is another reason for impeachment—climate crisis jeopardizes the American people in major ways. | Trump denies the overwhelming scientific warnings about the devastating destruction…

John Pilger (2019-11-29). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-11-29). Bolivia — The Danger of "Neoliberalism with Fascist Characteristics" globalresearch.ca A relevant article by Thierry Meyssan has been published that reveals the deep historical fascist/catholic links leading up to the coup in Bolivia and the danger that may lie ahead as a result. It is important to be aware of …

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-29). Controlling the Message in Bolivia, Silencing Dissent, Hardening Dictatorial Rule. globalresearch.ca The US-installed coup d'etat regime is going all out to solidify dictatorial power. | Top priorities are eliminating challenges to its tyrannical rule and silencing dissent. | Pro-democracy supporters, independent journalists, human rights workers, and others supporting equity and justice risk arrest …

Jeff Mackler and Lazaro Monteverde (2019-11-29). Bolivia: Anatomy of a Coup. counterpunch.org On Sunday, October 20 Evo Morales was re-elected president of Bolivia with 46.85 per cent of the vote against his nearest competitor, Carlos Mesa, who received 36.74 percent. In anticipation of a Morales victory the U.S. corporate media launched a fake news disinformation barrage nine days earlier aimed at discrediting the result and setting the More

Ellen Taylor (2019-11-29). Evo Morales and the Rights of Mother Earth. counterpunch.org I lived in Bolivia for about 9 months in 1991, in a small town near Vinto. Vinto is the place where, a couple of week ago, a mob of thugs dragged the mayor, Patricia Arce, out of her office, cut all her hair off, drenched her in red paint and shoved her barefoot through the More

Reese Erlich (2019-11-29). Foreign Correspondent: What's Next for Bolivia After Military Coup? progressive.org "Morales was the glue that held everything together."

Peter Knutson (2019-11-29). Gas Mask in a Shopping Bag: Looking Back at WTO Seattle. counterpunch.org WTO one-year anniversary rally, 2000, Seattle Central Community College I've never been much of a shopper, particularly at places like Nordstrom's or the Gap, (I like Value Village) but today since we're marching downtown to celebrate N30 I brought a couple of shopping bags with me. It's a good idea to bring your own bags More

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival. telesurenglish.net The Argentinean Delegation in Solidarity with the Bolivian People (DASB) on Thursday night arrived at the Santa Cruz Airport, where the Police submitted its members to an interrogation. | RELATED: | Bolivia Repeals Controversial Immunity Decree for Armed Forces | "'Be careful, we are watching you, we are following you,' de facto Interior Minister, Arturo Murillo threatened us. If this is not a dictatorship, so what is it?", human rights defender Juan Grabois sa…

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Indigenous organizations like the Cric from the Cauca province, arrived at the capital Thursday in order to support the workers, students, and campesinos that have so far been the core of the national protests against the conservative government. | RELATED: | US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque | Indigenous leaders will be participating in a meeting on Friday at 8 a.m., local time, in order to coordin…

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Bolsonaro Denounced Before International Criminal Court. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian Bar Association for Human Rights and the Arns Commission on Wednesday denounced President Jair Bolsonaro formally for "crimes against humanity" and incitement to genocide of the Amazon indigenous peoples. | RELATED: | Rio's Governor To Sue Bolsonaro over Marielle Franco Case | This complaint was filed before the International Criminal Court i…

South Front (2019-11-29). Video: Is Northeastern Syria Turning into A Death Trap for Russia? globalresearch.ca The northeastern part of Syria remains one of the main hot points of the conflict despite the ceasefire regime formally declared in the region. | Clashes between Turkish-backed armed groups, on the one side, and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-29). Christians In Syria: From Killed Armenian Priest in Syria to the Roots of Hatred and Genocide. globalresearch.ca Father Hovsep Bedoyan, the head of the Armenian Catholic community in Qamishli, and the priest's father, Abraham Bedoyan, were killed November 11, on the road leading from Qamishli to Deir Ez Zor, were they were headed to …

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Chile: People With Eye Injuries To File Lawsuit Against Piñera. telesurenglish.net Chile's Coordinator of the Victims of Eye Traumas (CVTO) announced Thursday that it will file a lawsuit against President Sebastian Piñera as directly responsible for human rights violations. | RELATED: | Chile's Lawmakers Approve Impeachment of Interior Minister | "We seek justice. People responsible for serious injuries to citizens should not go unpunished. That…

Nicolas J S Davies (2019-11-29). Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption. commondreams.org The history of Iraq since 2003 has been a never-ending disaster for its people. (Photo: Martyn Aim/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nicolas J S Davies (2019-11-29). Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of 'Made in the USA' Corruption. counterpunch.org As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets at the beginning of October. Human rights groups have described the crisis in Iraq as a "bloodbath," Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi has announced he will More

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Death Toll of 60 Forces Iraq's PM Adel Abdul Mahdi to Resign. telesurenglish.net Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday announced his resignation after the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for his government on Thursday, when at least 60 demonstrators were killed by security forces. | RELATED: | Over 30 Protesters Killed in Iraq Amid New Wave of Violence | Mahdi announced that he would resign precisely after the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani requested the formation of a new government. | "In response t…

Staff (2019-11-29). Iraqi Prime Minister to Resign in Wake of Deadly Protests. truthdig.com BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces in protests and following calls by Iraq's top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support. | The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi, which came 13 months after he took office, triggered celebrations by anti-government protesters who have been camped out for nearly two months in Baghdad's Tahrir Square. Young men and women broke out in song and dance as news of the imminent resignation reached the square, the epicenter of the leaderless protest movement…

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Tens of Thousands of Algerians March To Cancel Election. telesurenglish.net Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be cancelled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics. | RELATED: | Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary | Algerians of all ages joined the protests in the capital Algiers, with one elderly woman accus…

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-11-29). The Seattle WTO Uprising & the Indymedia Movement, Twenty Years Later. counterpunch.org This week marks the 20th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle. The event was a spark set to dry kindling, and the flames that raced across the nation afterwards danced for a few years before they were smothered. As a moment, it was transformative for many people, myself included; my own life trajectory took More

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Palestinian Killed on Gaza Border. imemc.org At least one Palestinian was killed and many others were injured by Israeli forces, as they attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources. Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Activism For Palestine Must Create Spaces For Palestinian Narratives. imemc.org by Ramona Wadi, for Days of Palestine When, in December 2017, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the protests in Palestine swiftly ignited a ripple of international solidarity. Activists in many countries protested against the decision, while world leaders repeated their carefully-crafted statements and considered their …

Sameer Dossani (2019-11-29). Seattle +20: What the Global Justice Movement Got Right. counterpunch.org Twenty years ago, protesters forced the cancellation of parts of the third ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. A combination of internal advocacy within the ministerial and protests outside (The Battle of Seattle) stopped the WTO from carrying out an agenda designed to enrich corporate elites and impoverish everyone else. At the More

WSWS (2019-11-29). Australian Labor Party shuts down parliamentary discussion on Assange. wsws.org It is a glaring exposure of the thoroughly rotten character of the Labor Party that, on the issue of Assange, it is well to the right of Joyce, a conservative nationalist and populist.

Peter Biesterfeld (2019-11-29). Journalism is Not a Crime. dissidentvoice.org Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train ourselves to be passive in its presence. — Julian Assange In what Canadian news room is what's happening to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and to press freedom not worthy of the public's right to know? This week Swedish prosecutors dropped their sexual misconduct investigation …

WSWS (2019-11-29). Australia: Queensland parliament forum reflects growing support for Assange. wsws.org While largely focussed on lobbying parliamentarians, the meeting gave expression to the deep-felt concern of working class and professional people over the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder.

RFE (2019-11-29). Eastern Europe Is Turning into an Energy Battleground. globalresearch.ca Bulgaria has agreed to allow NATO to use its Black Sea port for naval coordination efforts as tensions rise between the Western military alliance and Russia. | The agreement was reached following a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Bulgarian…

WSWS (2019-11-29). Delay in publication of UK security report used to feed anti-Russian campaign. wsws.org Allegations of Russian attempts to influence the UK's 2016 EU referendum and 2017 general election reveal sharp factional disputes within the British bourgeoisie.