2019-12-02: Social Media Postees

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Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism. It now accounts for about three-quarters of military spending and weapons dealing around the globe.
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Trump Was Right Before He Was Wrong: NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Antio-NATO protesters in Newport, Wales in 2014. (Photo: Andy Davies/@adavies4) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Monday that he talked with United States President Donald Trump about the possible annexation of the Jordan Valley, suggesting that Washington was open to the move. | RELATED: | 'Day of Rage' in Palestine Over US Stance on Israeli Settlements | "Historic opportunities" must be seized Netanyahu said and called on rival Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to work together and form a government of national unity that would put the…
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Bolivia's Coup Gov't is Trying to Convict Evo Morales of "Crimes Against Humanity"
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-02
Bolivia's coup government is filing a case at the International Criminal Court against Evo Morales for alleged "crimes against humanity."

Bolivia’s Coup Gov’t is Trying to Convict Evo Morales of “Crimes Against Humanity”

Visiting Assange, Britain's Political Prisoner
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
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.
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The Unfinished "Coup": the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
It seems that the end of the Netanyahu era is finally upon us, but it is likely to be longer and uglier than expected.
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Bolivia: the Danger of Neoliberalism With Fascist Characteristics
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
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 this in order to provide informed solidarity with the people of Bolivia and a sharper…
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The Unfinished 'Coup': The End of Netanyahu's Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
The reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Coup regime in Bolivia announces "final phase of pacification"
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
Bolivian workers, peasants and youth have resisted with enormous bravery, while the MAS and trade unions have submitted to the coup.
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Israel's Unfinished "Coup"
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-02
This time, nothing seems to work. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and to avoid possible prison time. But for Israel's longest-serving leader, the honeymoon is certainly almost over. It is an "attempted coup", is how Netanyahu described his indictment on charges of fraud, …
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Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said Sunday that he would value the option of being imprisoned in Bolivia, if that action helps the Bolivian people, who suffer from a climate of anxiety and instability after the coup d'etat driven by the right of the South American country. | RELATED: | The Pro-Evo Upheaval in Bolivia: How is it Affecting the Canadian Political Scene? | "For the Bolivian people, for the political instrument, for t…
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How a Mass Bot Network is Pushing the Coup in Bolivia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
New research found that, of the 17,427 accounts using the anti-Morales hashtag #BoliviaNoHayGolpe, almost a third were created on November 11, the day of the coup.
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Amid a Violent Crackdown, Bolivia's Coup Gov't is Trying to Convict Evo Morales of "Crimes Against Humanity"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
The new Bolivian government's apparent grave concern for human rights when it comes to Morales may not ring true when judged against their actions in just three short weeks of rule.
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Bolivia Coup: "Hatred of the Indian"
àÅlvaro García Linera | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Almost as a nighttime fog, hatred rapidly traverses the neighborhoods of the traditional urban middle-class of Bolivia. Their eyes fill with anger. They do not yell, they spit. They do not raise demands, they impose. Their chants are not of …
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Protest hypocrisy: U.S. media's double standard on Hong Kong and Bolivia demos
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-02
All over the world, protest movements are on the march. In places as diverse as Chile, Haiti, Iraq, Ecuador, France, and Bolivia, people are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. Their demands are varied, but all have come to the conclusion they must engage in direct action to get what they believe …
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Bolsonaro Denounced Before International Criminal Court
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
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. | This complaint was filed before the International Criminal Court …
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Indigenous Colombians and Artists Lead Massive Park Way Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
This Sunday Bogotá experienced a day of marches and protests in which artistic expressions predominated when artists along with the indigenous population chose 'Park Way' as the main venue for peaceful demonstrations. | RELATED: | UN Warns of Increase in Displaced People at Alto Baudo, Colombia | The mobilization during the afternoon involved thousand…
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Bolsonaro's New Political Party Is to Bring Back the Brazilian Dictatorship
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro founded a new political party in November as he faces a noisy divorce with the Social Liberal Party (PSL). Since the beginning of his political career as a councillor in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Bolsonaro …
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How Israel Became One of the World's Worst Rogue States
Prof. Alain Gabon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates — in the media, on university campuses, in blogs and comment sections, at conferences …
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Many unanswered questions as Tories exploit London terror attack
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The brutal murder of the two young students was seized on by Boris Johnson and the pro-Tory media, with the Sunday Times leading on a promise from the prime minister to "lock terrorists up and throw away the key."
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Shoot to Kill: Thousands may already be dead in Iran
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-02
The murder of peaceful protesters underway for weeks now in Iran is far worse than what has been reported in media around the world, according to Navid Shomali, the international secretary of Iran's Tudeh (Communist) Party. "The numbers being killed are rising every day and have already reached at least into the many hundreds," Shomali …
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Maltese Prime Minister to Resign Following Intense Protests Over Journalist's Murder
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-02
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation.

Maltese Prime Minister to Resign Following Intense Protests Over Journalist's Murder

Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.
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Bloomberg for President? God No!
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-02
Billionaire on the mayoral campaign trail in New York. (Mike Bloomberg is the turkey to the right of the chicken and eagle.) Michael Bloomberg, according to Forbes Magazine the 9th richest man in the world with a net worth this year of $54.7 billion, isn't just the real billionaire candidate for President in 2020 (Donald …
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UN Climate Convention Switch From Chile to Spain May Hinder Climate Justice
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
In October, as scientists, policymakers and civil society leaders geared up to travel to Chile for the 25th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), which begins today, the country was making headlines for different reasons. | In mid-October, school students began jumping the gates of Santiago's subways in protest of fare increases, eventually shutting down the entire Metro system fo…
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Don't be on wrong side of history, delegates at climate summit warned
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-02
The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet's rising temperatures "will be on the wrong side of history".Chile's environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, opened the summit in Madrid by saying the meeting needs to lay the groundwork for moving towards carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures — something that policymakers have termed "just transition"."Those who don't want to see it will be on the wrong side of history," said Schmidt as she called on government…
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Brazil's Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The party's founding follows repeated threats to impose police state measures if large-scale demonstrations like those in Chile erupt in Brazil.
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As UN Climate COP launches in Madrid Activists in Chile Demand Rejection of Neoliberal Model and Removal of Chile from COP Presidency
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
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Chilean President Piñera Has Lowest Approval Rating Ever
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
Many Chileans are wondering just how much further Chilean President Sebastian Piñera's popularity can fall, after polls revealed the lowest approval ratings for a president since the country's return to democracy. | RELATED: | Chile: Municipalities Call Citizens to Independent Consultation | The Pulso Ciudadano poll, conducted by consulting firm Criteria Research, and that undertaken by Cadem's Plaza Pública, differ in terms of the ratings of the president's administration, but…
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Youth-Led Protests Topple Iraqi Prime Minister as Demonstrations Continue
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
Anti-government protests are continuing in Iraq one day after the Iraqi parliament voted to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. On Saturday, protesters set off fireworks in Baghdad's Tahrir Square when Abdul Mahdi announced he would submit his resignation, though he will remain in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. The resignation came two days after Iraqi security forces killed at least 44 people in the southern cities of Nasiriya and Najaf after the I…
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The Iraq Protest Movement: 373 Killed During November
Margaret Griffis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
During November, at least 373 people were killed and 3,136 were wounded. Mass graves gave up 73 bodies as well. October saw 433 deaths and thousands more wounded. | Protests continued last month, but the Iraqi government ceased giving official …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, …
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US Threatens to Continue Intervening in Latin American Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that Washington would "support" aligned governments trying to prevent protests in the region from turning into "riots." | RELATED: | 'We Lied, Cheated and Stole': Pompeo Comes Clean About CIA | "We'll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don't reflect the democratic will of the people," Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. | The Trump…
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Non-Intervention: an Imperfect Solution to a Terrible Problem
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
On November 27, US president Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The bill, passed by veto-proof majorities in Congress amid large protests in the "special administrative region," allows the president to impose sanctions on officials who violate human rights there, and requires various US government departments to annually review Hong…
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Central Australian residents speak out in defence of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
"Assange is a journalist, he's done nothing wrong and we need to get him back to Australia. There should be marches, rallies, protests and that sort of thing everywhere."
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Turning Point in Climate Activism? Germans Block Coal Mines With Their Bodies
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
These sorts of dramatic protests seem to me the writing on the wall. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Thousands of activists stage protests at three German coal mines to demand bolder climate policies
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-02
"We want to show with our protest today that this mine needs to be shut down permanently."
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Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.
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The Spanish Case Takes a Turn, Activities of Security Outfit Aimed at Wikileaks. Julian Assange in Video Conference?
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security …
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Hundreds Attend London Meeting to Demand Freedom for Julian Assange
World Socialist Web Site | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Hundreds packed the St Pancras New Church in Euston Thursday night for a meeting demanding freedom for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange. | The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the …
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Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The branch listened attentively as an SEP member reported the growing public concern over the plight of Assange and his declining health.
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SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
"Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me"–Margaret Richardson…
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Washington's Grand Design: Draw NATO into Confronting Russia and China
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
The December 3-4 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in London resembles a family reunion after the acrimony over the issue of military spending by America's European allies. | The trend is up for defence spending across European Allies …
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Pakistan's Foreign Relations and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
The following article was written in response to a question asked by Ms. Sheila Khalid, a Ph.D. student working on the topic "Pakistan-Russia Relations in…
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Ukraine, the New Cold War and the Politics of Impeachment
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
In October 2019, with the impeachment of Donald Trump already underway, wealthy 'centrist' Democratic Party donors began to fret over the Democrat's prospects in the 2020 election. Since then Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick, both Wall Street Democrats with deep pockets, have entered the race. Meanwhile, the Senate impeachment schedule will keep Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in Washington— and away from the campaign trail, well into the early state primaries.
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Say No to Bloomberg
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Bloomberg says he wants to stop Donald Trump but he's really running to stop Bernie Sanders. | "Bloomberg targeted black people for political gain with whites and he created great suffering in the process." | In 2002 Michael Bloomberg was sworn …
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UN chief urges nations to take 'transformative' action and 'not to fiddle while planet burns'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-02
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged countries not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen for at least three million years when sea levels were 10-20 metres higher than today.Unless emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are sharply cut, temperatures could rise to twice the threshold set in the 2015 Paris…
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What Would It Cost to Buy the 2020 Election?
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York's mayors since 1942, hosted billionaire Michael Bloomberg for three terms. The first of these terms began after Bloomberg, then the Republican candidate for mayor, spent an incredible $74 million to get himself elected in 2001. He spent, in effect, $99 for every vote he received. Four years…
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Climate Fuelled Disasters Number One Driver of Internal Displacement Globally Forcing More Than 20 Million People a Year from Their Homes
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
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China's Climate Paradox: A Leader in Coal and Clean Energy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
WASHINGTON — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. | China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world's total. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles, and it manufactures about two-thirds of solar cells installed worldwide. | "We are witnessing many contradictions in China's energy development," said Kevin Tu, a Beijing-based…
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COP25, Social Movements and Climate Justice
Coalition of Climate Justice Movements | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Our anti-capitalist struggle is also a decolonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-racist struggle. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iranian General: Our Missiles Are Aimed at 21 US Bases
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-02
Iranian General Allahnoor Noorollahi's comments reflect the reality of Iran's posture toward a long-threatened US attack.

Iranian General: Our Missiles Are Aimed at 21 US Bases

U.S. Plan on Killing Birds in New York
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services arm has put together a plan titled "Reducing Bird Damage in the State of New York" which includes a "preferred alternative" that involves continuing its both "nonlethal and lethal bird management techniques." The "lethal techniques…may include the use of shooting, live capture and euthanasia, avicides" and "nest/egg destruction."
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Pro-Beijing parties suffer heavy defeat in Hong Kong district elections
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The victory of the so-called pro-democracy camp also revealed widespread alienation from the major pan-democrat parties, which continue to hold political sway, however, in the absence of a socialist alternative.
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Deporting Workers Makes America Less Safe
Michael Felsen | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Ramirez, who is married with three children, spent Thanksgiving in ICE custody. The following day he was deported to his native Honduras. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela's PDVSA Secures Temporary Lease Extension for Curacao Refinery
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-02
Despite the extension, refinery owners are looking to end the 34-year cooperation under pressure from US sanctions.
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American Exceptionalism Is Killing Planet Earth
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
"For a select few, war pays dividends in ways that peace doesn't," writes Astore. "In a nutshell, or perhaps an artillery shell, war is anti-democratic, anti-progressive, anti-intellectual, and anti-human." (Photo: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Palestinian Minister of Health Rejects Proposed US Field Military Hospital
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai al-Kaila, vehemently criticized and rejected the establishment of a US field military hospital in the northern Gaza Strip under the sponsorship of Hamas and the Israeli occupation, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking on 'Voice of Palestine' radio, al-Kaila stated that the …
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The 'Silicon Six' Is Dodging Taxes to the Tune of Billions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
A new analysis from the U.K.-based Fair Tax Mark exposes the greed of tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix.
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For Banks, Data on Your Spending Habits Could be a Gold Mine
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
NEW YORK — There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. | For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up your transaction history to steer future spending and hold your loyalty. | Now banks, too, want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks are increasingly aware that…
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Amazon Fires Are Causing Glaciers in the Andes to Melt Even Faster
Matthew Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
If you have turned on a TV or read the news during the past few months, you have probably heard of the widespread fires that wrought havoc on the Amazon rainforest this year. Fires occur in the rainforest every year, …
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How Amazon's On-Site Emergency Care Endangers the Warehouse Workers It's Supposed to Protect
H. Claire Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-12-02
Earlier this year, a falling object struck a worker's head at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The worker visited Amcare, the company's on-site medical unit, and told the emergency medical technicians on staff there that they had a headache and blurred vision — classic symptoms of a concussion. According to company protocol, Amazon's medical staff should have sent the worker to a hospital or doctor's office for further evaluation, or at least called a physician for advice. They did neither. | This was one of six instances at the Robbinsville fulfillment center between February and M…
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Palm Oil in Snack Foods Could Be Destroying the World's "Orangutan Capital"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
Picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest, add a herd of elephants, families of orangutans swinging through the treetops and tigers prowling the understory, and there is only one place in the world you could be. | Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem is one of Earth's most ancient forest ecosystems, a laboratory of life's potential where the alchemy of evolution has been allowed to experiment, uninterrupted for millennia. And the results are astounding. Green upon green, vines hanging from towering old-grow…
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Despite Cries of Unfairness, Trump Refuses Impeachment Hearing Invite
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
White House counsel Pat Cipollone informed the House Judiciary Committee late Sunday that President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not participate in the panel's first impeachment hearing this week, a move Democratic lawmakers highlighted as further evidence that the president's repeated complaints about lack of due process have been completely empty. | "Not one proce…
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Top Democratic Consultants Have Worked for Anti-Medicare for All Campaign
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
As health insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital companies fight to prevent more politicians from backing Medicare for All, the industry's front group has turned to top Democratic consulting firms and pro-business nonprofits for help, according to its 2018 tax return. The array of consultants includes presidential candidate Joe Biden's pollster. | The Partnership for America's Health Care Future (PAHCF), a nonprofi…
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The House is Not a Home: a Common Sense Proposition
William A. Cohn | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
Now that the House of Representatives case for impeachment has been made as the public hearings have concluded, it is assumed that a vote to impeach must follow. For those who believe that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President, there is a far better option. Don't vote in the House of Representatives, but…
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Oil and Gas Favors Continue During Trump Impeachment Proceedings
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
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House Impeachment Report Coming Ahead of Landmark Hearing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
WASHINGTON — The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing. | The Democratic majority on the House Intelligence Committee says the report, compiled after weeks of testimony, will speak for itself in laying out what Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called the evidence of "wrongdoing and misconduct" by the Republican president over hi…
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White House Won't Participate In Next Trump Impeachment Hearing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
The White House told Democratic lawmakers Sunday that President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in an impeachment hearing in Congress this week, citing a lack of "fundamental justice." | RELATED: | Trump Accuses Impeachment Witness Of Lying, Defends Giuliani | Trump's aides responded defiantly to the first of two crucial deadlines he faces in Congress this week as Democrats prepare to shift the focus of their fact-finding probe to the consideration of possible ch…
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Making Economics 'a Lever of Action in the World'
Amitabh Pal | progressive.org | 2019-12-02
Esther Duflo, co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to obtain the award in that field.
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While the Tories put the NHS 'up for sale', here's what Labour will do
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-12-02
Labour's pledge to put £26bn of extra funding into the NHS in real terms stands in stark contrast to the downward direction of Conservative-led governments' spending since 2010. The two parties are also polar opposites when it comes to privatisation as Labour believes none should "profiteer from the NHS". | And there are very…
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The Story of Daher Al-Umar Undermines Israel's Own Origin Story
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
Akka, Haifa, Tabaria, are all cities with a rich Arab history which Daher made into thriving towns, and yet little memory of him existents thanks to enormous efforts put forward by the state of Israel to control the historical narrative.
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Obama spearheads campaign against Sanders' nomination as Democratic presidential candidate
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The Democratic Party establishment wants to ensure that issues of social inequality are not a focal point in the elections, even in the toothless form represented by Sanders and Warren.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/pers…

Germany's budget for 2020: Billions for rearmament and war
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
Five years ago the grand coalition announced Germany's return to an aggressive foreign and great power policy. The far-reaching consequences of such a policy are increasingly reflected in the current budget.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/bund…

US Drone Strike Kills Family of Six in Afghanistan, Including Children
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-02
The Pentagon had initially claimed the incident killed three Taliban fighters.

US Drone Strike Kills Family of Six in Afghanistan, Including Children

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue, in recent years, and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Greg Wilpert in…
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Violations of Palestinian Social Media Content 50% Higher than Last Month
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
In a serious escalation of violations on Palestinian content by social media websites, Sada Social Center said, in a report, that it has documented 223 violations against Palestinian content in November, 2019, up by 50 percent from the previous month. According to the report, Facebook ranked at top of the …
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Jordan's FM Slams Israel's Colonial Projects
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Jordanian Foreign Minister, on Monday, condemned the Israeli occupation authorities' approval of the construction of a new colonial settlement in the heart of the southern West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron, calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and put an end to Israeli settlement construction. Safadi said …
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Ramallah Hosts Joint Italian-Palestinian Business Forum
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
(Photo credit: Italian Consulate General) The Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, together with the Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, and the Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osaily, took part in the opening session of the third edition of the Italian-Palestinian Joint Business Forum (JBF), …
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Detention of al-Badan Continues Despite Deterioration of Health
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Israeli occupation authorities continue to administratively detain a Palestinian mother of two, Shorouq Mohammad al-Badan, 25 years old, from Bethlehem, despite her deteriorated health condition, the Commission of Detainees' Affairs said, on Sunday. The committee pointed out, after the detainee's lawyer visited her at al-Damon Prison, that she is suffering …
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Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and one from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, before abducting …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, four Palestinian children from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, and assaulted several residents, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Khalil Kleib, 12, and his brother, Mohammad, 16, after storming and ransacking their home …
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Film Trailer — "Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah"
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
12/01/19 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network This upcoming documentary film about the critically important case of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah includes interviews with Samidoun international coordinator Charlotte Kates, Samidoun Europe coordinator Mohammed Khatib, Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat coordinator Khaled Barakat and many others, including Robert and Maurice Abdallah (Georges' brothers), Jean-Louis Chalanset (Georges' lawyer), …
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The Pentagon's "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) Dropped on Afghanistan (2017): Devastating Health Impacts, Ruined Farmland
Abdulhaq Omeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Almost two and a half years after the United States dropped the "mother of all bombs" onto a Daesh hideout in eastern Afghanistan, locals say they have been afflicted by "many diseases" and agricultural lands are not yielding crops. | TOLOnews …
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Trump Hits Argentina and Brazil With New Tariffs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
The U.S. President on Monday sent shock waves through Brazil and Argentina, announcing he would restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from the two countries in apparent retaliation for currency weakness he said was hurting U.S. farmers. | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Won't Ask for Money From IMF | In an early morning tweet that sent officials from both countries scrambling for explanations from Washington, Donald Trump said Brazil and Argentina were "presiding over…
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Greece's Samos Island Refugees: A Reluctant Update on Enduring Cruelties
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Over the past few months I have been asked by various groups and individuals to provide an update on the refugee situation on Samos. | Until now I have not responded to these requests for the simple reason I have nothing …
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Don't Look, Don't See: Time for Honest Media Reporting on Impacts of Pesticides
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
The UK-based Independent online newspaper recently published an article about a potential link between air pollution from vehicles and glaucoma. It stated that according to a new study air pollution is linked to the eye condition that causes blindness. | The …
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The World's Safest Cities
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
There are occasions where the Americans want to publish a list that demonstrates their innate moral superiority over the rest of the world, but they hesitate because the lies are too large even for them and would expose them to …
globalresearch.ca/world-safest-cities/56…

Former Tory MP Calls Johnson a "Compulsive Liar" Who Has Betrayed "Every Single Person He Has Ever Had Any Dealings With"
Jack Peat | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Former Tory MP Nick Boles described Boris Johnson as a "compulsive liar" who has betrayed "every single person he has ever had any dealings with" in a candid interview in the Evening Standard today. | The ex-minister, who resigned the Conservative …
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Global Research End Of Year Fundraiser: Help Us Meet Our Goal!
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Dear Readers, | In late October we sent you a message asking for your help in raising $25,000 before the year ends. Our goal with this being simply to cover the costs we incur in bringing you investigative reports and analysis …
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Video: The Perils of Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless
Dr. Beverly Rubik | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
The new generation of wireless technology, 5G, is fraught with controversy. Researchers and scientists worldwide are deeply concerned. Beverly Rubik, a renowned expert in biophysics, will discuss the issues and how we can protect ourselves. | 5G is Federally Mandated but …
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The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Firs published on GR on November 25, 2017 | He was born and raised in a little town just outside of Licata, Sicily. By the time he was 18, the young man was accepted into university in Tunisia, a far more …
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Ten trillion dollars of US corporate debt set off alarm bells
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
One of the most significant features of the debt binge is the rise in purchase by companies of their own stock in order to boost share market valuations, with companies spending more than $3 trillion over the past five years for this purpose.
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Can Plantations be Redeemed?
Tracey L. Rogers | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
Thomas Jefferson may have written that all men were created equal in the Declaration of Independence. But he, along with so many of his fellow plantation owners, was still complicit in the institution of slavery. Jefferson's famous Monticello plantation, a picturesque venue most popular today for hosting weddings and other special occasions, was a place…
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Tariq Ali on U.K. Elections, Corbyn's "Radical Social-Democratic Program" & Rise of Extreme Right
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
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Environmental Protection Politics: an Interview with William Ruckelshaus on the Difficulty of Making Public Policy Changes
Thomas P. Healy | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) founding administrator William D. Ruckelshaus died Nov. 27, 2019. EPA was created in 1970; Ruckelshaus served as its head until 1973. A decade later he returned briefly to head the agency during the Reagan administration. As part of a series of events celebrating EPA's 35th anniversary in April 2006, Indiana University's…
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This week in history: December 2-8
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
25 years ago: Over 300 killed in fire in ChinaOn December 8, 1994, a fire in a crowded theater in the northwest Chinese oil town of Karamay in Xinjiang province took the lives of 323 school children and their teachers. A further 100 people were injured. The blaze erupted as 800 teachers, children and parents were inside the theater for a celebration of a literacy campaign in the minority Uighur community.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/twih…

What Seattle Has Wrought
Jeffrey St. Clair, Alexander Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
A year after the WTO protests rocked Seattle, Alexander Cockburn and I assessed the damage to global capitalism and its emissaries in the Democratic Party — JSC Exactly this time a year ago a truly prescient person monitoring bus,car and plane traffic into the city of Seattle could have predicted that Al Gore's presidential bid faced…
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12yo boy killed, 5 injured as car rams into schoolchildren in Essex — murder suspect arrested
rt.com | 2019-12-02
A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his car mounted the pavement outside a secondary school in Essex, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring five other children. | Police were called to the scene of the incident near Debden High School in Loughton at around 3: 30 pm local time on Monday. The boy's death was confirmed by police around 7: 15 pm. | The authorities launched a manhunt for Terry Glover, 51, in connection with the incident, which police say was "deliberate." | "We believe the collision was deliberate and as such we have launched a murder investigation," Chief Superintendent…
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12yo boy killed, 5 injured as car rams into schoolchildren in Essex — murder probe launched
rt.com | 2019-12-02
A murder investigation has been launched after a 12-year-old boy was killed when a car mounted the pavement outside a secondary school in Essex, injuring five other children. | Police were called to the scene of the incident near Debden High School in Loughton at around 3: 30 pm on Monday. The boy's death was confirmed by police at around 7: 15 pm. | Local resident Terry Glover, 51, is wanted in connection with the incident, which police say was "deliberate." | "We believe the collision was deliberate and as such we have launched a murder investigation," Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman of Essex Police said.
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