2019-12-03: Social Media Postees

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Members of Argentine Delegation in Bolivia tell the horror they recorded (Coup Repression)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-12-03
Disappearances, murders, arbitrary detentions, rapes, torture and hospitals that refuse to take care of those wounded by the repression were some of the events recorded during the first day of work. They were held and kicked at the airport by a pro-coup mob. Then the Minister of Government of Añez, Arturo Murillo, came out to […] | Source…
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Why the Resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister May Not Stop the Mass Uprising on the Horizon
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Protesters in Iraq have won their first big success by forcing the resignation of the Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, after the killing of 45 unarmed protesters by the Iraqi security forces in a single day. As the news spread, the crack of celebratory fireworks replaced that of gunshots in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, which has…
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Betraying the US Constitution: Who Will Protect Us from an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government."–Thomas Paine | While Congress subjects the nation to its impeachment-flavored brand of bread-and-circus politics, our civil liberties continue to die a slow, painful death by a …
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Betraying the Constitution: Who Will Protect Us from an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-03
While Congress subjects the nation to its impeachment-flavored brand of bread-and-circus politics, our civil liberties continue to die a slow, painful death by a thousand cuts. Case in point: while Americans have been fixated on the carefully orchestrated impeachment drama that continues to monopolize headlines, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law legislation extending …
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Lesson in Diplomacy for India's Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
It is detrimental to democracy when the Consul General of India to New York, Sandeep Chakravorty, asserts that in order to facilitate the return of the displaced Pandit community, India will build settlements in Kashmir. This sort of deleterious rhetoric, when employed by diplomats and policy makers, becomes the authoritative discourse of officialdom. In the current…
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US carries out fresh massacre in Afghanistan, killing entire family with drone strike
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The bloody attack came in the wake of Trump's claim that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed.
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Inconsistencies in the Narrative
T. Mayheart Dardar | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-03
When a white man kills an Indian in a fair fight it is called honorable, but when an Indian kills a white man in a fair fight it is called murder. When a white army battles Indians and wins it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre and …
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Hong Kong —- Pure Western Insanity
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The impunity with which the US aggresses Hong Kong is insane. Equally or more insane is western media coverage of what is going on in Hong Kong. Not one word on how the incredible "pro-democracy" vote of the rather unimportant …
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Honduras: 7 Sentenced in Murder Case of Environmental Activist
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
Honduras' Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on Monday sentenced seven people to more than 30 years in prison for the murder of Berta Caceres, an internationally recognized environmental activist who was killed at home by a hitman on March 2, 2016. | RELATED: | President of Energy Company Linked to Berta Caceres Murder | Four of the material authors were sentence…
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A Push to Repeal the Death Penalty Gains Ground Across the Western United States
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2019-12-03
It was a snowy, windy, frigid spring day in Cheyenne, and we were freezing, standing on a sidewalk outside the Wyoming Supreme Court. The carillon of a nearby church began to chime precisely as Marguerite Herman, a veteran lobbyist with the League of Women Voters of Wyoming, announced that the press conference would begin. | "Welcome, everyone, on a very gray, overcast day," Herman began cheerfully as the bells continued to ring. "We're all here, bright and full of hope because we are looking forward to the 2020 legislative session to finally get a repeal of the death penalty in Wyoming to the governor's desk.
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Can't Get No Satisfaction?
Kay Sather | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Sometimes I can't, either. But today was satisfying. A couple of weeks ago my partner sliced a pretty big branch off our mesquite tree. I mean, held upright it made a nice young shade tree on its own. Where he cut it–the diameter of its pretty little tree-ringed circle–was a full five inches. So you…
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Bolivians in Poor Communities Suffer Lack of Healthcare
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
Many Bolivian families in remote communities and populous cities like El Alto today do not have access to physicians and health personnel, whose presence was reduced or eliminated after the coup d'état against Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Morales Accuses Bolivian Gov't of Blocking His Migratory Status | In most of these places, Cuban doctors offered their services by virtue of cooperation agreements signed during the Evo Morales admini…
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Israel's Unfinished 'Coup'
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
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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How Loan Companies Prey on an Unsuspecting Public
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-03
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published. | All four were arrested by an armed constable, handcuffed and booked into jail. They spent anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days behind bars before being released after paying a few hundred dollars in bail or promising to appear in court. | None of the four, who live in northern Utah and were detained last year, had committed a crime. They had each borrowed money at high interest rates from a local lender called L…
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Morales Accuses Bolivian Gov't of Blocking His Migratory Status
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
President Evo Morales accused the de facto government of Bolivia for creating obstacles to his immigration legal procedures and his vice president àÅlvaro García Linera before the Bolivian consulate in Mexico. | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | Morales through his account on the social media network of Twitter said that for a week they began with the steps and have requested collections that did not exist. | "Last week we started…
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Miami activists unite against U.S. imperialism in Latin America
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-03
Miami, FL – On December 1, immigrant groups representing several different countries in the Caribbean and South America rallied together at the Torch of Friendship to show unity and strength against U.S imperialism and far-right political violence in Latin America. Various groups of immigrant activists united in what they said was just the beginning of a new movement in South Florida to bring together the various struggles in Latin America against neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism. | Activists representing Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Brazil spoke out against neoliberal policies, U.S militarism, and…
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Indigenous Land Protectors Are Defending the Amazon and Paying With Their Lives
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
This week we're on the road in Stockholm, Sweden, where we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." One of this year's recipients of the award is Yanomami indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa and the organization he co-founded, Hutukara Yanomami Association. The Right Livelihood Foundation has praised them for "their courageous determination to protect the forests and biodiversity of the Amazon, and the lands and culture of its…
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NATO's Continuing Enlargement Aims at Further Weakening of Russian Influence in the Balkans
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Of the 29 NATO member states, 22 have already ratified the accession protocol of North Macedonia into the anti-Russian alliance. The ratification process will likely be completed before the end of NATO's summit taking place in London this week, which …
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Fifty Years After the Police Murders of Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2019-12-03
"We learned that the government had a plan in place to deal with any black leaders emerging 'who could unify and electrify the masses,' in the words of the FBI. Fred was doing that."
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Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Tuesday held a ministerial consultation meeting in Bogota, Colombia, to evaluate the application of new measures against Venezuela. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum explained that TIAR ministers will take decisions about non-military me…
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telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The main union that promotes protests against the economic and social policies of the Colombian President, Iván Duque, rejected the possibility of suspending the national strike that was called for this Wednesday, December 4 and insisted on a direct dialogue with the government to seek an agreement. | Speaking to RCN News, the president of the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode), Nelson Alarcón, said that the leaders of the strike will answer the call of the government to begin the negotiation process based on the specifications submitted last week to President Duque. | Alarcón commented that t…
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Talking About Ecuador's Political Prisoners: an Interview With Marcela Aguiñaga
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
In October, eight protesters were killed during eleven days of demonstrations against a decree by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno to eliminate fuel subsidies in order to comply with a structural adjustment loan he signed with the IMF. Other articles and interviews on Counterpunch have discussed how Moreno ditched his left wing campaign platform as soon…
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Syria's Post-War Reconstruction: 600 Establishments Resume Work at Aleppo Industrial City, Sheikh Najjar
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city and the region's economic power horse is getting back on its feet again, despite all the efforts by the US and its NATO stooges and terrorists. | It's moving forward slowly but steadily, with over 600 establishments …
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Video: Syrian Army Repels Major Attack by Idlib Al Qaeda Affiliated Mercenaries
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Last weekend, the province of Idlib once again turned into the main hot point in Syria. | On November 30, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation and several foreign Jihadi groups, including the Turkistan Islamic Party and Ajnad …
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Syria's Pharmaceutical Industry Rebuilds Following the Defeat of US-NATO Sponsored Terrorists
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The first factory of its kind in Syria and the Arab world opened November 21, 2019, in Damascus. Central Pharmaceutical Industries Company, 'Mainpharma', celebrated the opening of its factory for the manufacturing of anticancer drugs at Adra Industrial City, in …
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Syria Slams US Meddling in the Syrian Constitution Committee Talks
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs slammed the regime of Donald Trump for its attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries after the US State Department issued a statement to interfere in the works of the Syrian …
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Reporting Syria: I Talked to Everyone, Except Assad
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
I've spent months these past eight years in Syria's amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives — the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime. The bodies buried deep within these heaps of concrete, the survivors, and those invisibly…
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Moral Injury and America's Endless Conflicts
Arnold R. Isaacs | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
By the time the campaign was over, Raqqa, like a number of other Syrian and Iraqi cities, was in almost complete ruins. (Photo: Youtube Screenshot/Gabriel Chaim) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Greta Thunberg Has Sailed Back to Europe for Climate Talks
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
From Stockholm, Sweden, we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." This year's recipients include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal, after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel. Thunberg was on her way to attend COP25 in Santiago, Chile, when the conference was abruptly re…
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Companies Planning 5G Satellites. Global Day of Protest against 5G: January 25, 2020
IASEIS | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
So far, groups in the following countries have announced that they are organizing events on January 25, 2020 as part of the Global Day of Protest against 5G: | . | . | Australia | Austria | Canada | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | France | Germany | Ireland…
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Lebanon Protesters: Ensure a Unified 'B-Team' Runs Any New, Responsive Government
Dr. Barbara G. Ellis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
As Lebanon's massive, countrywide, anti-government demonstrations continue, the vacuum provides time for those ardent, long suffering protesters to create the most responsive anti-austerity government in the Middle East. If any populace in that region could do it, it's Lebanon's well-educated, …
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Pompeo: US Will Prevent Cuba, Venezuela From 'Hijacking' Protests in Latin America
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-03
Pompeo positioned the US as in favor of "democratic" protests in the region, while accusing Cuba and Venezuela of trying to "hijack" them.

Pompeo: US Will Prevent Cuba, Venezuela From 'Hijacking' Protests in Latin America

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron, Nablus And Jericho
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to invading homes in Shu'fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, and attacking protesters. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched …
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CIA spying on Assange's lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The surveillance violates the centuries-old right to attorney-client privilege and exposes the prosecution and extradition effort as an illegal frame-up.
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Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.
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WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: "If Julian is taken to that Devil's Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost"
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
In an interview with the WSWS, Hrafnsson stated: "The case of Julian Assange is, in all senses, the turning point. It is the biggest and the most serious attack on journalism and the free press in decades, if not 100 years."
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NATO's Deep Political and Legal Crisis: Madness and Irrationality
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Political | NATO's London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance: Only a dinner and a short meeting, no statement to be issued, quarrels among the leading military members, accusations, substantial differences …
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UN to Resolve the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon's inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim …
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WMO says this decade has been the hottest ever recorded
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-03
The world's top climate scientists have praised WMO for communicating the urgency of the crisis and encourages lawmakers to take the report seriously.
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American exceptionalism is killing the planet
WIlliam Astore | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-03
The many abuses of endless war.
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As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-03
Of the billions of dollars pouring into Yemen from international donors, only a trickle is actually reaching the people who need it the most reports Ahmed AbdulKareem.
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Our Vanishing World: Wildlife
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, 'Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth'. It is now experiencing the sixth. | The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction, which occurred about 439 million years ago, wiped out 86% | …
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Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-12-03
Horses sporting gas masks. That, of all things, has been on my mind lately. Bear with me, now. Gaze at the ever-so-cockamamie photo. A horse, wearing a gas mask. Nothing so illustrates the rank absurdity and irrationality of the human condition. It was during World War I–which killed an unheard-of nine million soldiers in just four years–that the armies of Europe still employed horses in an age of machine guns, airplanes (eventually), tanks and poison gas attacks. Rather than call a halt to the inane slaughter in the trenches, the world's great powers fought that wildly nationalistic war to its macabr…
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Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, Oxfam finds
Deutsche Welle | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-03
At the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, environmental and development groups are pushing to establish a fund to help countries already reeling from climate change.
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The Hottest Years
Emily Beament | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
"On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and "abnormal" weather. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Middle America: The Danger for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
It's too late to turn back the page to the soft, centrist, consensus politics of the era before Trump. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Conservatives' complaint over Channel 4 ice sculpture stunt rejected by Ofcom
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-03
Channel 4 has been cleared over its use of an ice sculpture to stand in for Boris Johnson during a debate on climate change, regulator Ofcom has said.The watchdog's election committee said the prop "was not a representation of the Prime Minister personally", and that "little editorial focus was given to it, either visually or in references made by the presenter or debate participants".The Conservatives complained that the broadcaster failed to allow the former environment secretary Michael Gove to be its representative for the debate, which saw party leaders face questions over how they would tackle climate chang…
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Meet the Big Polluters Sponsoring COP25
Erika Gonz√°lez | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
The result of this corporate omnipresence is clear—the negotiations move at a snail's pace and more often than not reflect the interests of global corporations, not people and the planet. (Photo: UN Climate Change/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bilateral Trade Relations Between Iran and EU Suffer Under Harsh US Sanctions
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Trade between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped roughly 74.92% percent this year from January to September compared to last year during the same timeframe, due to US-imposed sanctions, according to the European statistical …
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China Retaliates Against Hostile US Legislation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
In late November, House and Senate members unanimously passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA) of 2019. | Trump signed the measure into law, along with a companion bill, restricting exports of US crowd control devices to …
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UK climbs rankings for maths, science and reading — but students are 'less happy'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-03
Students in the UK are continuing to lag behind their peers from smaller European countries such as Estonia and Finland when it comes to maths, reading and science, a bellwether study of global education trends has suggested.Asian nations, including Singapore and Hong Kong, continue to dominate the latest triennial Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report, a survey of 15-year-old students from around the world to assess the extent to which they have acquired key skills and knowledge.And while the UK's ranking across the three disciplines has improved on the score from three years ago, the coun…
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Israeli Minister of Defense to Impose Sanctions on Palestinian 'Militants' Abroad
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett's decision, pointing out that this move has never been attempted before. Bennett issued his first order against Jamil …
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Al Jazeera Investigative Report Exposes Israeli Spy Mission
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
A new investigative report by Al Jazeera revealed, on Sunday, that an international humanitarian aid agency helped the Israeli army in a failed spy mission in the Gaza strip, Quds News Network reported Humedica International Aid is a non-governmental organization based in Germany, providing humanitarian and medical aid for Palestinians …
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PLO Official: Internal Division Hinders Independant Palestinian State
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Azzam al-Ahmad, member of Fatah Central Committee and the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said that plans to establish an American field hospital in the Gaza Strip is part of the Zionist-American schemes to isolate Gaza and establish a micro-state there. Al-Ahmad said that this plan is …
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PM Shtayyeh: Israeli/American Projects Aim at Eliminating the Palestinian National Project
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Monday, expressed his government's grave concern about the planned American and Israeli projects in the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. "The government views with great concern and follows the news coming from the Gaza Strip about …
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Army Demolishes A Water Reservoir In Tubas
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers demolished, earlier Tuesday, a water reservoir in the Tubas meadows, in northeastern West Bank. Palestinian human rights activist Aref Daraghma said several army jeeps, and bulldozers invaded the area, and demolished the reservoir, owned by Adnan Sawafta. Daraghma added that the destroyed water reservoir, located in Einoun area, …
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The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/bolt…

After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-03
Almost immediately after Le Mesurier's alleged plunge to his death, reports began to emerge of tampering and the removal of details about the controversial "private security" operative's career.
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For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Anyone who's been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States — owned and sponsored by corporate giants — are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president in…
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Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-03
Blood has become big business in the United States and there is no shortage of corporations ready to exploit America's most vulnerable populations in order to get a piece of the pie.
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US, China Trade Deal Likely After 2020 Elections: Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
United States President Donald Trump said Tuesday a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, causing stock prices to tumble and triggering a rush into safe assets such as U.S. Treasury debt. | RELATED: | China, US Agree to Roll Back Tariffs as Phase 1 of Trade Deal | "I have no deadline, no," Trump told reporters adding that "in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal. But they…
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Quo Vadis, Lebanon?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly. | Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist. | For five long years I have been commuting between the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.And Beirut, for all that …
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Nigeria: Sowore Versus Buhari, A Question of Revolution and Treason
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The impending trial in Nigeria of Omoleye Sowore on charges including treason is promising to stir a hornet's nest. Sowore, a high-profile media publisher, was arrested in August of this year because he called for a revolution after the February …
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Hunter Biden an Embarrassment to His Father and Dead Brother
William Stroock | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Before becoming Barak Obama's Vice President, Joe Biden was a senator from Delaware. Delaware is a small state of 961,000, where everyone knows everyone else and everyone knows all the major office holders. Here, all politics are local and Joe …
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The Right to Mobility. Public Transport in the UK and Labour's Manifesto
Lynsey Hanley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The idea of mobility as a human right has come to be synonymous with private transport. For decades, the car has come first: what right does any government have to encroach on the freedom and autonomy of individual motorists? Labour …
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NATO: "Brain Dead" and Divided
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is both brain dead and divided as it holds latest annual meeting in London, with nothing but uncertainty surrounding its future and many questioning whether it can even remain functional in its present form. | This | …
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Think You're Tired of the Ukraine Scandal? So Are the Ukrainians!
Brendan Oswald | progressive.org | 2019-12-03
Biden, Burisma, and the US impeachment hearings have crowded out media coverage of pressing domestic issues in Ukraine.
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House Democrats begin next phase of impeachment drive
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The White House is refusing to participate in the first formal impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, set for Wednesday.
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Trump Impeachment Report Released by Dem. House Panel
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The United States House Intelligence Committee released Tuesday the report documenting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, laying out the conclusions of its inquiry into allegations that he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | White House Won't Participate In Next Trump Impeachment Hearing…
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"Parasite" Reaches Toward a Classless Future We Haven't Fully Imagined
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
Bong Joon-ho's recently released film Parasite isn't the classical, one-dimensional depiction of poverty where the wretched of the Earth wait to be saved by those of superior intellect and resources. Most of the characters in the film are poor, very smart and forced by circumstances to be incredibly resourceful. | If there's one thing that's obvious when watching Parasite, it's that our shared troubles don't automatically unite us, even when we are actively working toward solutions to those problems.
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"Green Amendment" Movement Demands Constitutional Right to Clean Environment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
By the end of the 1960s, according to former Pennsylvania state legislator Franklin Kury, Pennsylvania had already undergone decades of "brazen" environmental exploitation at the hands of the coal, steel and iron industries. | "Pennsylvania had about 2,700 miles of streams polluted by acid from mine drainage," Kury told Truthout, pointing to just one of the major environmental problems the state was grappling with at the time. "And the people were waking up to it." | The national backdrop was a…
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After Meeting With Pharma-Backed Rep, Trump Scraps Support for Lower Drug Prices
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | Since his 2016 campaign, President Trump has rhetorically stood against most Republicans by supporting a plan to have the government negotiate with pharmaceutical companie…
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Trump Foundation Gave Away No Money in the Year Before Its Shutdown
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
New tax returns for the Donald J. Trump Foundation reveal the charitable organization raised no money and gave none away in the year leading up to President Donald Trump's agreement to shut down the controvers…
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'Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator': Oh! Kolkata, yogi bare and boo-boos
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-03
Academy Award-winning Australian filmmaker Eva Orner's well-made documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (seen at the 2019 American Film Institute's annual film festival) is an 86-minute creepfest perfect for the #MeToo Movement and moment. This no-punches-pulled nonfiction film purports to chronicle the career, life, lies, and sexual abuse of Bikram Choudhury, the main ballyhooer of Bikram …
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Children are homeless, hungry and cold. Welcome to Tory Britain
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-12-03
A devastating new report has found that every eight minutes a child in Britain becomes homeless. Record numbers of children are going hungry. And as the winter bites, others don't have a warm coat or proper shoes. After nine years of Conservative-led governments and austerity, this is the reality of Tory Britain. | Homeless at Christmas: | On 3 December, homeless charity Shelter released a report called Generation Homeless. It estimated: on Christmas Day 2019 there will be at least 135,000 children in Great Britain who are homeless and living in temporary accommodation. | This is the highest number in 12 y…
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NATO bitterly divided as London summit begins
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
NATO heads of state arrived yesterday in London for a two-day summit beginning today, 70 years after NATO's foundation in the aftermath of World War II in 1949.
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Kamala Harris Ends Run for President
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-03
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. | "I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life," the California Democrat said. "My campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue." | A senior campaign aide said Harris made the decision Monday after discussing the path forward with family and other top officials over the Thanksgiving holiday. | Her abrupt withdrawal marked a dramatic fal…
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End the Wars, Win the Antiwar Vote
Peter Certo | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Like anyone else who was around that day, I can tell you exactly where I was on 9/11. I was a Catholic school eighth grader, fresh off my 14th birthday. The school day lurched along for a while, but eventually we dropped the pretense of carrying on. Teachers ushered us into the adjoining church for…
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Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction
Danny Sjursen | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
World War I-era photo of a mounted lance corporal of the Household Cavalry wearing a gas mask, Windsor, United Kingdom. His horse is also wearing a gas mask. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Bubble Machine
William Gudal | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
The U.S. stock market (Dow, S&P, Nasdaq) is in a bubble unparalleled in human history. This includes: the South Seas mania, the Tulip Bulb craze, the 1920s insanity, the Dot.com bubble, and the housing/mortgage debacle of 2005-2008. For 10 years the stock market has breathlessly raced upward in acrobatic levitation, pausing very rarely. The singular…
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Dominica: Court Rejects Opposition Attempt to Stop Election
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
Dominica's High Court denied a request from the opposition for an injunction to stop Friday's General election from going forward. | RELATED: | Caribbean Leaders Reject OAS Attempts to Interfere in Dominica | Judge Bernie Stephenson ruled that since the president of Dominica, Charles Savarin had already issued a writ to hold the elections, the high court could not intervene. The petition was filed by the Concerned Citizens Movement, or CCM, a group that reflects the views of th…
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France Fights Back Over U.S. Tariff Threat to 63 Types of Goods
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
France and the European Union (EU) Tuesday said they are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose taxes of up to 100 percent on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth US$2.4 billion. | RELATED: | French National Assembly Approves GAFA Tax to Big Tech Firms | "The EU will act and react as one and remain united. We are coordinating with France the next steps," EU spokesperson Daniel Rosario said and explained that the U.S…
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Trump Slams European Allies Ahead of NATO Anniversary
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a NATO anniversary summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France's Emmanuel Macron for "very nasty" comments on the alliance and Germany for spending too little on defense. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | Underlning the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay…
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Media Silent as US Navy Places $22 Billion Order for Nuclear Submarines
Jon Queally | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-03
It was Cyber Monday and the U.S. Navy put in a $22.2 billion order for new nuclear submarines but absolutely no headlines in America.

Media Silent as US Navy Places $22 Billion Order for Nuclear Submarines

The Liveris Formula: Dow's Inclusive Capitalism
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Parasites have a certain weight in history. Donors to a system, a state, a company, always claim to be giving back what they advertise as their hard earned cash. Andrew N. Liveris is one such character. Former CEO of the Dow Chemical corporation, he is a face associated with a company that was responsible for…
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How poor people (don't) survive in the USA
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
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California Freezes New Fracking Permits — But All Oil Drilling Permits Still Outpace 2018
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
The FracTracker Alliance and Consumer Watchdog unveiled a new website on November 19 to continually map and update the number of oil and gas wells permitted by the Newsom Administration: http: //www.NewsomWellWatch.com.
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Uruguay Turns to the Right
Bob Scofield | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
The country some consider the world's most liberal has taken a turn to the right after a center-right candidate was declared the winner of an extremely close presidential election. For the last 15 years, Uruguay has been run by presidents from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a collection of socialist, communist, left-wing, and Christian left wing…
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Army Issues Illegal Annexation Orders Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers issued, Tuesday, orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in the al-Jab'a village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The al-Jab'a Village Council said the soldiers posted the orders on lands owned by Palestinians from Abu Loha and Hmeidan families. It added that the lands …
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Israel Plans Additions to Ibrahimi Mosque
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
The Israeli Channel 7 unveiled an Israeli plan, on Monday, to make additions inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. The project, worth approximately 500,000 shekels (NIS), includes designing an elevator among other additions, exclusively for the use of illegal Israeli settlers. Israel's …
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Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Ramallah, Illegally Confiscate Cash And Gold, In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank. The army also invaded Ya'bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and illegally confiscated cash and gold from one home. Media sources said the soldiers …
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Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Serious Health Complications
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that two detainees, holding ongoing hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, are facing serious, life-threatening complications, especially after they stopped drinking water three days ago. The Committee stated that the two detainees, Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, are held in the Nitzan al-Ramla prison, under …
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The Dialectics of Postmodern Sexual Identity
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Earlier this year Mady G. and J.R. Zuckerberg, two cartoonists and illustrators, published a wonderful nonfiction graphic booklet, A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities, that is recommended to everyone seeking a better understanding of sexual identity today. They use an image of a cartoon snail, Iggy, to reflect on key issues of sex and gender identity, making the booklet…
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After Hottest Decade Since Records Began, WMO Warns World May Face 5 ∞C Rise by Century's End
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
As the decade comes to a close, the world's top climate scientists warned Tuesday that policymakers' continued failure to curb the warming of the planet could lead to a global temperature increase of 5 ∞ Celsius by the end of the century, putting the world "nowhere near on track" to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'People Are Underestimating the Force of Angry Kids': Greta Thunberg Returns to Europe for Climate Summit
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
After three weeks of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Spain, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived Tuesday in neighboring Portugal, where she was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Critics Decry 'Publicity Stunt With Genuine Consequences' as Trump Deploys 'Surge' of Park Rangers to Patrol Southern Border
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
Critics of the Trump administration's immigration policies raised alarm Tuesday over a so-called "surge" of park rangers that the Interior Department is deploying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border as House Democrats refuse to fund President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Declaring 'No One Is Above the Law,' House Intelligence Committee Releases Trump Impeachment Report
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) tweeted in response to the report that "the House Judiciary Committee should accept the Intelligence Committee report and immediately start drawing up articles of impeachment." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Navy Places $22 Billion Cyber Monday Order for Nuclear Submarines, But Who Is Asking How We Gonna Pay For It?
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
"$22 billion could fund a lot of kids learning," said Albert Lee, a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon. "We need an education race; not a wasted arms race." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Indigenous Protectors Are Defending the Amazon and "Paying With Their Lives"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-03
This week we're on the road in Stockholm, Sweden, where we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." One of this year's recipients of the award is Yanomami indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa and the organization he co-founded, Hutukara Yanomami Association. The Right Livelihood Foundation has praised them for "their courageous determination to protect the forests and biodiversity of the Amazon, and the lands and culture of its indigenous peoples." The award comes as indigenous forest protectors and uncontacted tribes in Brazil are increasingly unde…
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"We Are Facing a Global Emergency": Greta Thunberg Arrives Back in Europe to Attend Climate Talks
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-03
From Stockholm, Sweden, we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." This year's recipients include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal, after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel. Thunberg was on her way to attend COP25 in Santiago, Chile, when the conference was abruptly relocated due to mass demonstrations against a proposed subway fare hike. She sounded a rallying cry to…
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