Daily Archives: January 19, 2019

2019-01-19: News Headlines

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-19). Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent. globalresearch.ca The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party …

Shane Quinn (2019-01-19). Trump Driving Doomsday Clock Towards Midnight. globalresearch.ca Next Thursday, 24 January, should the atomic scientists push forward the Doomsday Clock, it will be a third successive year it has progressed towards midnight (apocalypse). The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two minutes to midnight, as advanced a …

teleSUR (2019-01-19). 2019 Women's Marches to Push Forward 'More Proactive' Agenda. telesurenglish.net The third edition of the Women's March in New York City will be accompanied by other U.S. cities in a new Saturday mobilization for women's rights and against President Donald Trump's Administration ahead of the 2020 elections. | RELATED: | US: Activist Group Seeks Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights | The Women's March began as a way to bring together several generations of activists…

RT (2019-01-19). No president since Lincoln treated worse than me — Trump. rt.com Not since Abraham Lincoln has a US president been treated so badly by the media, Donald Trump lamented in a series of Twitter rants before going to Delaware to honor the four Americans killed in Syria.

RT (2019-01-19). Mueller shoots down BuzzFeed's latest 'Russiagate' scoop with a rare dismissal. rt.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller has poured cold water on BuzzFeed's latest Russiagate "bombshell" with a rare public statement calling the article, which claims Trump told his ex-lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress, "not accurate."

STAFF (2019-01-19). What Trump's Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals. truthdig.com President Trump was wrong in asserting that the United States destroyed the Islamic State's territorial statehood in a large part of Syria—Russia and its allies accomplished that—but he is right in proposing to withdraw some 2,000 American forces from that tragically war-ravaged country. The small American contingent serves no positive combat or strategic purpose unless it is to thwart the Russian-led peace negotiations now underway or to serve as a beachhead for a US war against Iran. Still worse, its presence represents a constant risk that American military personnel could be killed by Russian forc…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-19). Thailand: Insurgents Kill Buddhist Monks. hrw.org (New York) — Separatist insurgents in Thailand's southern border provinces killed two Buddhist monks in an unlawful assault on a temple, Human Rights Watch said today. The deliberate attack on civilians and a place of worship is a war crime. | | | Separatist insurgents in Thailand's Narathiwat province attacked Wat Rattanaphab temple on January 18, 2019, and killed two Buddhist monks, including the temple's abbot Phra Khru Prachote Rattanarak, and wounded two others. | © 20…

RT (2019-01-19). 'Prove that WALLS WORK!' Trump fundraiser aims to flood Dems' offices with fake BRICKS. rt.com President Donald Trump is rallying his supporters during the government shutdown with a clever fundraising campaign that needles his Democratic opponents while padding his war chest for the upcoming reelection battle.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Trump, announcing new missile defense program, ramps up nuclear arms race. wsws.org Trump's latest boondoggle for the military and defense contractors is part of the largest and most sustained military buildup since the Cold War.

Fight Back (2019-01-19). We have had enough of Trump and the war on women. fightbacknews.org Enough is enough. Trump, his administration, and his backers are waging war on women, and millions of women are making it clear that we are not going to be pushed backwards. From the massive Women's Marches, to the midterm elections, to the constant, everyday resistance, women are standing up against Trump's reactionary agenda. | Trump and his supporters in the Senate want to pack the Supreme Court and roll back reproductive rights, and they have gotten a start by appointing the drunken misogynist Brett Kavanaugh. Accompanying the administrations outrageous policy of placing immigrants in detention, Trump's Justi…

Larry Chin (2019-01-19). CIA Covert Operative William Barr Nominated by Trump for Attorney General. His Role in the Iran Contra Affair. globalresearch.ca The fact is, there is nothing to "respect" and everything to condemn about Barr's work as a key inner circle operative throughout George H. W. Bush's rise to power. It is a sobering fact that many US presidents have gone out of their way to hire fixers to be their attorney generals.

Naomi LaChance (2019-01-19). Indigenous Peoples Show Solidarity at D.C. March. truthdig.com Activists from around the world gathered for the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Issues including voter suppression, environmental protections and violence toward women and girls were at the forefront of the event. | "Our people are under constant threat, from pipelines, from police, from a system that wants to forget the valuable perspectives we bring to the table. But those challenges make us stronger," said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney at the…

Gilbert Mercier (2019-01-19). Neofascist Push for Europe's Implosion Is Not in EU Members National Interest. globalresearch.ca The European Union is under numerous existential threats. On one hand, there are the internal threats, with the rise to power of the so-called nationalist-populist eurosceptics — which are in reality racist neofascists — in Austria, Hungary, Poland, and to …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-19). VIDEO — Das "Groàüe Spiel" der Milità§rbasen in Afrika. globalresearch.ca Italienische Soldaten im Einsatz in Dschibuti haben der humanità§ren Organisation, die den Flàºchtlingen in diesem winzigen Land am Horn von Afrika hilft, Nà§hmaschinen angeboten. Es befindet sich in einer strategischen Position an der wichtigsten Handelsroute Asien-Europa, an der Màºndung des …

Edward Curtin (2019-01-19). We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth. globalresearch.ca First published on MLK day 2018 | As Martin Luther King's birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country — in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed …

William Edstrom (2019-01-19). US Crimes against Humanity. The People of Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca I am writing to request that both the 1) member states of the UN General Assembly and 2) member states of the Security Council hold hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against various crimes that have …

teleSUR (2019-01-19). Bolsonaro's Son Received Suspicious Deposits in Account: Report. telesurenglish.net Brazilian financial authorities have identified dozens of cash transfers worth almost 100,000 reais (US$26,665) that were deposited over the course of a month into the account of the president's son, according to a TV newscast Friday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Police Attack Protesters Against Bolsonaro Policies | The report on the National Journal, Brazil's main nightly news program, said that the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) had identified 48 deposits made into the acc…

E Hanzai (2019-01-19). The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation" globalresearch.ca First published by Waking Times, posted by Global Research in May 2014, this article provides a historical viewpoint. It is of particular relevance in relation to the Monsanto-Bayer merger. Monsanto-Bayer is relentlessly pushing the Worldwide adoption of glyphosate, which is …

Vijay Prashad (2019-01-19). My hopes lie shattered. mronline.org Late last year, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton went to Miami (USA), where he coined a new—chilling—phrase: troika of tyranny. It echoed former U.S. President George W. Bush's phrase, axis of evil. Bush's axis included Iran, Iraq and North Korea. | Source

STAFF (2019-01-19). Feds Confirm Jailed Iranian TV Anchor Not Charged With Crime. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. | Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in Washington and has been appointed an attorney. U.S. government officials expect her to be released immediately after her testimony before a grand jury. | The order to unseal some parts of her case came days after she was first detained. It did not include details on the criminal case in which she was named a witne…

F. William Engdahl (2019-01-19). Monsanto/Bayer Giant Moving to "Genome Edit" Fruits and More. globalresearch.ca Not surprising, Monsanto, today hidden behind the Bayer logo, as the world leader in patented GMO seeds and the probable carcinogenic Roundup herbicide with glyphosate, is attempting to quietly patent genetically modified or GMO varieties of fruits using controversial gene-editing. …

WSWS (2019-01-19). Australian fake left promote Greens, trade unions and Labor at anti-fascist protest. wsws.org The claim that the Labor and the unions can serve as bulwark against fascism is a dangerous echo of the disastrous Popular Front policies of the Stalinist Parties in the 1930s.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Science and social crisis in 2019. wsws.org A series of major scientific breakthroughs demonstrate the potential for the progressive development of humanity, even as capitalism drags mankind into war and barbarism.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Factional warfare hots up after collapse of May's European Union Brexit deal. wsws.org Led by the Blairite wing of the Labour, Pro-Remain politicians calculated that the decks would now be cleared for them to campaign for a second "People's Vote" to overturn the 2016 referendum.

WSWS (2019-01-19). "Made in China 2025" at centre of US-China economic war. wsws.org The US regards the "Made in China 2025" initiative as a major threat to its own global economic and strategic domination.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Tesla, Nissan announce mass layoffs, Fiat Chrysler jobs threatened. wsws.org The auto giants are seeking to terrorize an increasingly insurgent workforce into submission, as the companies confront slumping sales, a looming economic crisis and significant financial pressures.

RT (2019-01-19). Crown Prince MBS must be 'dealt with' before US-Saudi relations can move forward — Sen. Graham. rt.com Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become an obstacle to improving US-Saudi relations and must be "dealt with," US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has warned.

RT (2019-01-19). Democrats claims 'Russians' tried to hack them after 2018 midterms. rt.com 'Dozens' of officials at the Democratic National Committee received phishing emails a week after the 2018 midterm elections, the DNC said in a legal filing as part of its ongoing lawsuit against Russia and WikiLeaks.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Impossible missions? The UN in Yemen and Syria. aljazeera.com UN officials and a German diplomat reflect on efforts to end conflict in Syria and Yemen and provide humanitarian aid.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Trump, Kim to hold second summit near February end: White House. aljazeera.com White House says US continues to make progress in denuclearisation talks after North Korean envoy visits Washington.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya. aljazeera.com Three rescued migrants say up to 117 others were on board dinghy that capsized, 93km northeast of Tripoli.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Yemen's warring sides fail to reach agreement on prisoner swap. aljazeera.com Three days of talks in the Jordanian capital end in failure, with both sides accusing the other of lying.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). 52 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia airstrike: US military. aljazeera.com The strike was in response to a raid near Kismayo earlier on Saturday, which left eight Somali soldiers dead.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). 'Not afraid of the government': One month of protests in Sudan. aljazeera.com The current wave of anti-government protests has become the longest since Sudan gained independence in 1956.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Traditional West Bank pottery survives despite occupation. aljazeera.com In the occupied West Bank, generations of Palestinians continue to teach glass and ceramic-making to their children but selling their popular wares has become more difficult.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Sudan protests one month on: 'This time it's different'. aljazeera.com Despite killings, tear gas, arrests and beatings, demonstrators step out and demand end to President Bashir's rule.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Here are the latest developments related to the Saudi journalist's murder inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). US-Saudi ties can't move forward until MBS 'dealt with': Graham. aljazeera.com The US senator says Congress will reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Jason Ditz (2019-01-19). US Jails American Journalist Without Charge. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — It took a solid week after her detention in St. Louis, but Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Iran's PressTV and an American citizen, has finally gotten into a courtroom, and learned that she is neither being accused of any crimes nor is she facing any charges. That said, they're not expecting to let her go …

repost (2019-01-19). Oakland Teachers "Day without Educators" 1 Day Work Action To Protest Attack On Pub Ed. indybay.org Educators and community members from schools all over Oakland will rally at Oakland Technical High School 2101 35th Ave. from 8: 00 am until 9: 00 am. At 9: 00 am, educators will march down Broadway towards the OUSD office at 1000 Broadway and converge there until approximately 1: 00pm.

Michael Harris (2019-01-19). Come celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the 1849 est. of Negro Bar, California. indybay.org Together, we are poised for a special yearlong 170th Anniversary of Negro Bar, Sacramento County by utilizing both private and public resources to forever preserve and interpret our unique contributions to the forward flow of humanity.

Russell Mills (2019-01-19). Nude Valentine Parade. indybay.org Jane Warner Plaza (Market & Castro Streets), then walk to Haight & Stanyan Streets via circuitous route.

NTUIT (2019-01-19). Jerry Brown's Cowardly Exit. indybay.org Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row – the largest in the nation.

Kevin Kamps (2019-01-19). Coalition Defends Interventions against Holtec's NM High-Level Radioactive Waste Mega-Dump. indybay.org The infamous company Tetra Tech, which falsified soil sample data re: radioactive contamination at Hunters Point in the Bay Area of CA, has played a major role in the environmental assessment of a site in southeastern New Mexico. Holtec International is targeting a Hispanic area for a mega-dump for 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel. High-risk shipments there would impact most states.

Kate Zeller (2019-01-19). Judge Delays Ruling on Puerto Rico Debt Deal White House Opposes Island's Food Assistance. indybay.org On Thursday, Judge Laura Taylor Swain delayed approval of a $17 billion debt deal between Puerto Rico "COFINA" creditors and the island's oversight board.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-19). Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production. therealnews.com The Trump administration is evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela now. The sanctions that are already in place lead to many deaths and make an economic recovery practically impossible, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-19). No End in Sight: The Perils of Trump's Guantánamo. truthout.org From the Muslim ban to the continuing proxy war in Yemen, the new era of the "war on terror" under the Trump administration has kept Guantánamo largely invisible. But two years since Donald Trump's inauguration, there has been a host of cruel measures implemented under his leadership, despite his emphasis on other problematic policies. | Rather than becoming a relic of the war on terror, Trump has instead attempted to revive Guantánamo as a legitimate facility to incarcerate Muslim prisoners. As an institution that has long set the precedent for the mistreatment of Muslims suspected of terrorism,…

Askiah Adam (2019-01-18). Is US Hubris Taking the World to the Edge? globalresearch.ca Another US regime change undertaking is about to begin. Meanwhile, the Syrian misadventure will, hopefully, end soon and Bashar Al Assad's enduring presence in Damascus is Washington's failure writ large. | But that is not stopping the neoconservatives. Washington is …

Fight Back (2019-01-18). Fight Back! heading to the Women's Marches. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — A large turnout is expected for the Women's Marches this weekend and Fight Back! will be there. Thousands of copies of the Fight Back! print edition will be distributed in Washington DC and at other marches across the U.S. | Jerrica Hoey, a member of the ten-person Washington DC distribution team states, "It's important that we continue to build the struggle against Trump. This movement showed from the outset that the people will not stand for the Trump administration's war on women. We're excited to hit the streets to get the word out on #MeToo, to put out a call for Intern…

amnesty (2019-01-18). EU leaders must fix "broken system" that leaves people adrift at sea. amnesty.org European leaders must urgently act to fix a system which deters states from assisting refugees and migrants in peril at sea, said Amnesty International in an analysis published today. | Cut adrift in the Mediterranean outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where people are frequently stranded in the Mediterranean. It also sets out steps to ensure situati…

John Davis (2019-01-18). "Weather Terrorism:" a National Emergency. counterpunch.org As Trump projects his Imperial power in the direction of our southern border, demanding to reinforce its security by building a wall, the real threat to America's safety – weather terrorism (Bruno Latour's term for the biospheric backlash aimed at the vast hubris of humanity) – goes unheeded. Trump's posturing with regard to establishing a national emergency to facilitate wall building, obscures a genuine emergency in just one more case of the Fake eclipsing the Real. More

Gerry Condon (2019-01-18). The Wall, The Endless War, and the Troops Who Pay. commondreams.org An image grab taken from a video obtained by AFPTV on January 16, 2019, shows U.S. armoured vehicles at the scene of a suicide attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

amnesty (2019-01-18). Release of Syrian man wrongly convicted of terrorism in Hungary an "overwhelming relief" amnesty.org Ahead of tomorrow's early release of Ahmed H, a Syrian man who was unfairly jailed for "complicity in an act of terror" during clashes with police at the Serbia-Hungary border in September 2015, Eda Seyhan, Amnesty International's Europe Counter Terrorism Campaigner, said: | | "After spending three-and-a-half years behind bars, Ahmed will finally be reunited with his wife and two young daughters. His…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). Headlines for January 18, 2019. democracynow.org Watchdog: Trump Admin Vastly Underreported Migrant Family Separations, Trump Grounds Flight of Congressmembers to Visit NATO, Afghanistan, Government Shutdown Threatens Safety Net Programs for Millions, As Shutdown Grinds On, Senate Debates Anti-Abortion Bill, Trump Admin Recalls Workers to Assist in Offshore Oil Projects, BuzzFeed: Trump Ordered Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress, WSJ: Trump Paid Cohen to Rig Polls in Likely Campaign Finance Violation, Colombia: Suicide Car Bomber Kills 21 at Bogotá Police Academy, Sudan: Security Forces Fire on Anti-Government Protesters, U.S. Citizen and Iranian TV News Anchor M…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). Rep. Ro Khanna: U.S. Troops Are a "Sitting Target" in Syria; It's Time to Bring Them Home. democracynow.org In Syria, a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the northern city of Manbij Wednesday, killing 19 people including four Americans. Two of them were U.S. soldiers. The bombing was claimed by ISIS and came just weeks after President Trump declared victory over the group and ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria, prompting the resignation of Pentagon chief Jim Mattis. Just hours after the attack, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that ISIS has been defeated. Wednesday's attack drew renewed calls from congressional hawks—both Republicans and Democrats—to reverse Trump's Syria withdrawal. The U.S…

John W. Whitehead (2019-01-18). The Danger Within: Border Patrol is Turning America into a Constitution-Free Zone. counterpunch.org "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." — William Pitt How far would you really go to secure the nation's borders against illegal aliens? Would you give the government limitless amounts of money to fight yet another endless war? Surround More

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (2019-01-18). MLK Warned Us of the Well-Intentioned Liberal. thenation.com Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove MLK Warned Us of the Well-Intentioned Liberal…

Melvin Goodman (2019-01-18). Star Wars Revisited: One More Nightmare From Trump. counterpunch.org Donald Trump and his "war cabinet" have struck again. In the wake of record defense spending; the creation of a Space Force that would violate the Outer Space Treaty agreed to fifty years ago; the abrogation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty from thirty years ago; and the chaos of random decision making for use More

Nick Pemberton (2019-01-18). Human Trafficking Should Be Illegal. counterpunch.org "Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work." —Frederick Douglass Donald Trump comes under fire from the neoliberal establishment whenever he does something digestible. I am amazed the liberals are mad at him so often, considering 99.9% of the time he is doing something awful. Anytime Trump has a unique thought about More

Simona Foltyn (2019-01-18). ISIS Fighters in Syria Are Trying to Push Into Iraq, Where U.S. Forces Can't Get Along With Armed Groups Supported by Iran. theintercept.com In Al Qaim, Iraq's U.S.-backed security forces and the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces are increasingly distrustful of each other.

Kevin Martin (2019-01-18). Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […]

John Feffer (2019-01-18). Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War is Far From Over. counterpunch.org Donald Trump wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it's Wednesday, so that's what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he'll insist that Syria pay for the pullout. Maybe Trump will decide to hold a summit with Bashar al-Assad after deciding that the Syrian leader's not such More

amnesty (2019-01-18). Lebanon: Migrant Domestic Workers Abused, A Scripted Reality. amnesty.org "Stop don't go to Lebanon!". A member of the audience stepped forward to interfere with one of the scenes on stage, in which Nday is seen to be packing her bags to catch a flight to Lebanon. Despite knowing what awaits Nday in the form of multiple human rights violations, I could see that stopping her from seeking her awaited job opportunity in a time where she was in desperate need to make a living, was not a solution. | Amnesty International marked the International Migrants Day on 18 December 2018 with an interactive theatre performance, Chebbak, in collaboration with Wasl; a theatre collective that uses theat…

Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon (2019-01-18). Did Donald Get The Memo? Trump's VA Secretary Denounces 'Veteran as Victim' Stereotyping. counterpunch.org Amid a controversial government shutdown, affecting 800,000 thousand federal employees, you would think that the agency headed by Robert Wilkie would be an oasis of tranquility. His Department of Veterans Affairs is, like the Pentagon, largely exempt from the shutdown. Due to prior budget approval, its funding for the current fiscal year is unaffected by More

Andrew Levine (2019-01-18). The Tulsi Gabbard Factor. counterpunch.org Too much light blinds us," Pascal wrote; "if the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise," wrote William Blake. The idea that, when pushed to extremes, things turn into their opposites seems to have arisen in one form or another many times and in many cultures. It is epitomized in the Western philosophical More

John Nichols (2019-01-18). Kirstjen Nielsen Lied to Congress About Trump's War on Migrant Children. thenation.com Kirstjen Nielsen Lied to Congress About Trump's War on Migrant Children…

RT (2019-01-18). What evidence? BuzzFeed fuels 'Russiagate' with bombshell report on Trump and Cohen. rt.com A bombshell report from BuzzFeed accused President Donald Trump of directing his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress — but was unable to provide any evidence to back the claim.

David Rosen (2019-01-18). The Biden Band-Aid: Will Democrats Contain the Insurgency? counterpunch.org The 2020 election horse race is beginning to take shape. Unless something unexpected happens (e.g., impeachment, resignation), Trump will likely seek reelection as the Republican candidate. A number of independents will seek third-party (e.g., Greens, Socialists) candidacy. And then there are the Democrats. Numerous Democratic politicos are beginning to cluster behind the starting gate considering a primary run More

Robert Fisk (2019-01-18). Bernie Sanders, Israel and the Middle East. counterpunch.org If you're an American, he's still out there among the "maybe" candidates. But if you live in the Middle East — whether you're Arab or Israeli, Muslim, Jew or Christian — you should keep your eye on Bernie Sanders. He's no shoo-in, of course — certainly not after his pitiful handover to the awful Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential More

Jake Johnston (2019-01-18). Haiti by the Numbers. counterpunch.org Years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti: 9 Estimated number of aftershocks that measured 4.5 or greater: 59 Number of people who died in the earthquake, according to Haitian government: 316,000 Number of people displaced: 1,300,000 Number of people who remained in internally displaced persons camps, as of September 2017: 37,867 Estimated population of More

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-18). Twitter Calls on US to #FreeMarziehHashemi as Lawyers Attempt to Unseal Case. mintpressnews.com One may be inclined to think that the arrest of Hashemi on Sunday would infuriate those who uphold the sanctity of the fourth estate. But Hashemi, a black American Muslim woman who works for Iran's state-funded Press TV, is no friend of the establishment media.

Victor Grossman (2019-01-18). Red Flowers for Rosa and Karl. counterpunch.org Red flags everywhere, hundreds, more hundreds, thousands marched along through the drizzly weather and puddled streets. Many bent figures hobbled with canes, some were in wheelchairs next to a younger set sitting proudly on their fathers' shoulders or in strollers. Then another big group of young people arrived, some singing or chanting leftist demands. Most More

Dana E. Abizaid (2019-01-18). Kafka's Grave: a Pilgrimage in Prague. counterpunch.org An Arab-American might at first glance appear an ironic pilgrim in Prague's main Jewish Cemetery. Stereotypically anyway, Arabs and Jews find very little to respect in each other, let alone travel thousands of miles to admire. Adding to the irony, in Europe these days there are hardly two peoples more reviled than Americans and Arabs. More

Robert Fantina (2019-01-18). Pompeo, the U.S. and Iran. counterpunch.org The United States' international windbag, Secretary of Defense (read: War) Mike Pompeo has been acting the imperial blowhard throughout the Middle East. With his boss busy denying that he's a Russian agent, watching advisors and cabinet members come and go with dizzying alacrity, and dodging porn-star accusations, Pompeo is trotting through the Middle East, sounding More

South Front (2019-01-18). Video: 4 Americans Killed, 3 Injured in ISIS Attack in Manbij. globalresearch.ca On January 16, a suicide bombing attack hit the center of Manbij in the province of Aleppo. According to initial reports, over 25 people were killed or injured in the attack, which also caused casualties among US service members. Minutes …

Sarawak Report (2019-01-18). Malaysia's 1MDB Financial Scandal: Stolen Money Must Not Place Culprits Above the Law. globalresearch.ca Malaysians have over the past few hours been treated to a disgraceful display of mutual finger pointing and denial by the entities and individuals most culpable over 1MDB, as they seek to blame each other and get off the hook. …

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Colombians Call on Duque to Maintain Peace Process With ELN. telesurenglish.net After the attack in Bogota that left 21 dead and 68 wounded, hundreds of Colombians are demanding that President Iván Duque not give up on the agreements for the cessation of violence with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, and insist on maintaining the dialogue table the leftist guerrilla group. | RELATED: | Death Toll from Colombia Car Bomb Rises to 21: Police | T…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-18). Pentagon Lies About Training Airmen From Country Accused of War Crimes for Combat Missions. mintpressnews.com Newly released documents show that the U.S. has been secretly training airmen from the United Arab Emirates (UAE ), a major partner in the Saudi-led coalition that is waging war on the poorest nation in the Middle East.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). A Coup in Progress? Venezuelan Foreign Minister Decries U.S. & Brazil-Backed Effort to Oust Maduro. democracynow.org The United States and allied nations in Latin America are ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela in what appears to be a coordinated effort to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office. Maduro was sworn in last week to a second 6-year term following his victory in last May's election, which was boycotted by the opposition. Days before Maduro was sworn in, opposition figure Juan Guaidó became head of the National Assembly, which soon voted to declare Maduro a "usurper" in an effort to remove him from office. The United States, Brazil and other nations have welcomed the effort. As the political crisis int…

Consortiumnews (2019-01-18). Narrative Control Firm Targeting Alternative Media. consortiumnews.com NewsGuard is led by some of the most virulently pro-imperialist individuals in America and its agenda to shore up narrative control for the ruling power establishment is clear, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Belize: PM Rejects Interventionism in Nicaragua and Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Oliver Barrow, rejected the intervention in internal affairs of Nicaragua and Venezuela, during his visit to Cuba. | RELATED: | Unesco Lauds Belize's Efforts to Preserve Coral Reef, Removes from Endangered List | "Interference is a threat to peace. You should not try to interrupt…

Damian Carrington (2019-01-18). Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change — study. zcomm.org Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now…

Dave Lindorff (2019-01-18). Shut Down the War Machine! counterpunch.org The time has come to cut the US military down to size. Last November, the Pentagon admitted what critics have known for years: It cannot pass an audit that would let Congress, the media and taxpayers know what it does with the trillions of dollars that have been lavished on war and preparing for war More

Eric A. Gordon (2019-01-18). 'Period. End of Sentence.' Short documentary about menstruation and sanitary pads. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a private Jan. 11 screening of this unusual 26-minute documentary film at an event sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club. Hosted by Sophia Bush and Poorna Jaganathan, it featured a Q&A afterward with director Rayka Zehtabchi, moderated by film commentator Shaniqua McClendon. Period. End of Sentence. …

Mark Ashwill (2019-01-18). The Metamorphosis of International Students Into Honorary US Nationalists: a View from Viet Nam. counterpunch.org We would ensure not only that Vietnam's tens of millions of students, but also their education-obsessed parents, see the United States as a key partner in their personal and collective futures. — US-Viet Nam Education Memo, Spring 2008 This fly-on- the-wall quote is from a US Embassy-Hanoi diplomatic cable that was leaked over a More

Alison Weir (2019-01-18). Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court. mintpressnews.com Hashemi was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her family. She has complained of ill-treatment. Authorities forcibly removed her headscarf and took her away in handcuffs.

CP Editor (2019-01-18). Red Aunts — RIP Debi Martini. counterpunch.org

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-18). The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba. counterpunch.org The game is afoot. Israel, believe it or not, is demanding that seven Arab countries and Iran pay $250 billion as compensation for what it claims was the forceful exodus of Jews from Arab countries during the late 1940s. The events that Israel is citing allegedly occurred at a time when Zionist Jewish militias were More

William Blum (2019-01-18). United States Bombings of Other Countries. America's "Bombing List" globalresearch.ca The important legacy of the late William Blum will live. This article was first posted on GR in June 2016. | *** | It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don't forget, that while "wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages" …

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Colombia: Duque Calls on Cuba to Hand Over ELN Peace Delegation. telesurenglish.net Colombian President Ivan Duque is demanding the Cuban government hand over the National Liberation Army (ELN) peace delegation. | Duque also ordered the lifting of the suspension of capture orders for the 10 members of the Cuban dialogue delegation. | RELATED: | Colombian Gov't Ends Peace Process with ELN | The Colombian government also revoked the resolution that created conditions for the 10 ELN members to stay in Cuba, which means ceasing bene…

Dahr Jamail (2019-01-18). A Planet in Crisis: The Heat's On Us. counterpunch.org I'm standing atop Rush Hill on Alaska's remote St. Paul Island. While only 665 feet high, it provides a 360-degree view of this tundra-covered, 13-mile-long, seven-mile-wide part of the Pribilof Islands. While the hood of my rain jacket flaps in the cold wind, I gaze in wonder at the silvery waters of the Bering Sea. More

Thierry Meyssan (2019-01-18). Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions. mintpressnews.com It is difficult to anticipate what form this future colonization will take. Long ago, it was made possible by the huge differences in the level of education. But today?

Joshua Frank (2019-01-18). Montana Public Schools Block Pro-LGBTQ Websites. counterpunch.org Public high school students in Billings, Montana tell CounterPunch that as of Monday, January 14, they have been denied access to numerous sites, including those associated with pro-LGBTQ issues, as part of a new web filtering program initiated by the school administration. Anti-gay sites, however, appear to be accessible. In an email to staff, Brandon More

teleSUR (2019-01-18). A Coup in Progress? Venezuela's FM Decries US-Backed Plans. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced an international plot led by the United States to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and install a government that suits their interests in the region. | RELATED: | Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Dedicate 2,127th March to Venezuela | In an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, Arreaza talked about a cou…

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Colombian Gov't Ends Peace Process with ELN. telesurenglish.net The Colombian government announced the end of the peace process and dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN) after accusing the leftist group of being behind the bombing at the Santander General Police School, which left 21 dead and 68 wounded in Bogota. | RELATED: | Colombians Call on Duque's Gov't to Maintain Peace Process With ELN | President Ivan Duque will give the official announcement after a meeting with the Security Council. | In a press conference Friday, Def…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-18). Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa. globalresearch.ca Italian soldiers on mission in Djibouti have offered sewing machines to the humanitarian organisation which aids the refugees in this tiny country in the Horn of Africa. It is situated in a strategic position on the most important commercial Asia-Europe …

Glenn Sacks (2019-01-18). LA Teachers' Strike: Student Voices of the Los Angeles Education Revolt. counterpunch.org We live in an era where teachers unions are attacked and scapegoated, our schools are starved of funds, and private charter operators are allowed to choose which students they want to educate and exclude those they don't—and use desperately needed funds from the public school system to do so. It is said that the end More

Louisa Willcox (2019-01-18). Sky Bears, Earth Bears: Finding and Losing True North. counterpunch.org Stars and the heavens have long captured the human imagination. During long nights of star gazing — before TV and the internet — ancient peoples invented fascinating stories about constellations that reflected their aspirations and relationships with the natural world and each other. The dramas that played out in the heavens unified their world and More

WSWS (2019-01-18). US-born anchor for Iranian TV jailed without charges. wsws.org The police state style abduction and imprisonment of Marzieh Hashemi is part of Washington's wider preparations for war against Iran.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-18). No-Confidence Survivor: Theresa May and Brexit. counterpunch.org Theresa May's prime ministership remains one of torment, drawn out, and weakened daily. But does it really matter? If it is true to claim that people deserve the government they elect, then there is something madly representative of the debacle of May's leadership, one where problems are sought for any possible solutions. Steering through the More

2019-01-19: Social Media Postees

Mueller shoots down BuzzFeed's latest 'Russiagate' scoop with a rare dismissal
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has poured cold water on BuzzFeed's latest Russiagate "bombshell" with a rare public statement calling the article, which claims Trump told his ex-lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress, "not accurate." | …
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CIA Covert Operative William Barr Nominated by Trump for Attorney General. His Role in the Iran Contra Affair
Larry Chin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
The fact is, there is nothing to "respect" and everything to condemn about Barr's work as a key inner circle operative throughout George H. W. Bush's rise to power. It is a sobering fact that many US presidents have gone out of their way to hire fixers to be their attorney generals. | The post CIA Covert Operative William Barr Nominated by Trump for Attorney General. His Role in the Iran Contra Affair appeared first on Global Research.
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What Trump's Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-19
President Trump was wrong in asserting that the United States destroyed the Islamic State's territorial statehood in a large part of Syria–Russia and its allies accomplished that–but he is right in proposing to withdraw some 2,000 American forces from that tragically war-ravaged country. The small American contingent serves no positive combat or strategic purpose unless it is to thwart the Russian-led peace negotiations now underway or to serve as a beachhead for a US war against Iran. Still worse, its presence represents a constant risk that American military personnel could be killed by Russian forc…
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Thailand: Insurgents Kill Buddhist Monks
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-19
(New York) — Separatist insurgents in Thailand's southern border provinces killed two Buddhist monks in an unlawful assault on a temple, Human Rights Watch said today. The deliberate attack on civilians and a place of worship is a war crime. | Separatist insurgents in Thailand's Narathiwat province attacked Wat Rattanaphab temple on January 18, 2019, and killed two Buddhist monks, including the temple's abbot Phra Khru Prachote Rattanarak, and wounded two others. | © 20…
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'Prove that WALLS WORK!' Trump fundraiser aims to flood Dems' offices with fake BRICKS
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
President Donald Trump is rallying his supporters during the government shutdown with a clever fundraising campaign that needles his Democratic opponents while padding his war chest for the upcoming reelection battle. | …
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Trump, announcing new missile defense program, ramps up nuclear arms race
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
Trump's latest boondoggle for the military and defense contractors is part of the largest and most sustained military buildup since the Cold War.
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2019 Women's Marches to Push Forward 'More Proactive' Agenda
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-19
The third edition of the Women's March in New York City will be accompanied by other U.S. cities in a new Saturday mobilization for women's rights and against President Donald Trump's Administration ahead of the 2020 elections. | RELATED: | US: Activist Group Seeks Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights | The Women's March began as a way to bring together several generations of activists…
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Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party … | The post Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent appeared first on Global Research.
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No president since Lincoln treated worse than me — Trump
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
Not since Abraham Lincoln has a US president been treated so badly by the media, Donald Trump lamented in a series of Twitter rants before going to Delaware to honor the four Americans killed in Syria. | …
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Trump Driving Doomsday Clock Towards Midnight
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
Next Thursday, 24 January, should the atomic scientists push forward the Doomsday Clock, it will be a third successive year it has progressed towards midnight (apocalypse). The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two minutes to midnight, as advanced a … | The post Trump Driving Doomsday Clock Towards Midnight appeared first on Global Research.
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We have had enough of Trump and the war on women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-19
Enough is enough. Trump, his administration, and his backers are waging war on women, and millions of women are making it clear that we are not going to be pushed backwards. From the massive Women's Marches, to the midterm elections, to the constant, everyday resistance, women are standing up against Trump's reactionary agenda. | Trump and his supporters in the Senate want to pack the Supreme Court and roll back reproductive rights, and they have gotten a start by appointing the drunken misogynist Brett Kavanaugh. Accompanying the administrations outrageous policy of placing immigrants in detention, Trump's Justi…
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US Crimes against Humanity. The People of Nicaragua
William Edstrom | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
I am writing to request that both the 1) member states of the UN General Assembly and 2) member states of the Security Council hold hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against various crimes that have … | The post US Crimes against Humanity. The People of Nicaragua appeared first on Global Research.
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My hopes lie shattered
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-01-19
Late last year, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton went to Miami (USA), where he coined a new–chilling–phrase: troika of tyranny. It echoed former U.S. President George W. Bush's phrase, axis of evil. Bush's axis included Iran, Iraq and North Korea. | Source…
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We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
First published on MLK day 2018 | As Martin Luther King's birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country — in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed … | The post We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth appeared first on Global Research.
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VIDEO — Das "Groàüe Spiel" der Milità§rbasen in Afrika
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
Italienische Soldaten im Einsatz in Dschibuti haben der humanità§ren Organisation, die den Flàºchtlingen in diesem winzigen Land am Horn von Afrika hilft, Nà§hmaschinen angeboten. Es befindet sich in einer strategischen Position an der wichtigsten Handelsroute Asien-Europa, an der Màºndung des … | The post VIDEO — Das "Groàüe Spiel" der Milità§rbasen in Afrika appeared first on Global Research.
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Feds Confirm Jailed Iranian TV Anchor Not Charged With Crime
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-19
WASHINGTON–Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. | Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in Washington and has been appointed an attorney. U.S. government officials expect her to be released immediately after her testimony before a grand jury. | The order to unseal some parts of her case came days after she was first detained. It did not include details on the criminal case in which she was named a witne…
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Indigenous Peoples Show Solidarity at D.C. March
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2019-01-19
Activists from around the world gathered for the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Issues including voter suppression, environmental protections and violence toward women and girls were at the forefront of the event. | "Our people are under constant threat, from pipelines, from police, from a system that wants to forget the valuable perspectives we bring to the table. But those challenges make us stronger," said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney at the…
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The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation"
E Hanzai | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
First published by Waking Times, posted by Global Research in May 2014, this article provides a historical viewpoint. It is of particular relevance in relation to the Monsanto-Bayer merger. Monsanto-Bayer is relentlessly pushing the Worldwide adoption of glyphosate, which is … | The post The Complete History of Monsanto, "The World's Most Evil Corporation" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-complete-h…

Bolsonaro's Son Received Suspicious Deposits in Account: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-19
Brazilian financial authorities have identified dozens of cash transfers worth almost 100,000 reais (US$26,665) that were deposited over the course of a month into the account of the president's son, according to a TV newscast Friday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Police Attack Protesters Against Bolsonaro Policies | The report on the National Journal, Brazil's main nightly news program, said that the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) had identified 48 deposits made into the acc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonar…

Neofascist Push for Europe's Implosion Is Not in EU Members National Interest
Gilbert Mercier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
The European Union is under numerous existential threats. On one hand, there are the internal threats, with the rise to power of the so-called nationalist-populist eurosceptics — which are in reality racist neofascists — in Austria, Hungary, Poland, and to … | The post Neofascist Push for Europe's Implosion Is Not in EU Members National Interest appeared first on Global Research.
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Monsanto/Bayer Giant Moving to "Genome Edit" Fruits and More
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-19
Not surprising, Monsanto, today hidden behind the Bayer logo, as the world leader in patented GMO seeds and the probable carcinogenic Roundup herbicide with glyphosate, is attempting to quietly patent genetically modified or GMO varieties of fruits using controversial gene-editing. … | The post Monsanto/Bayer Giant Moving to "Genome Edit" Fruits and More appeared first on Global Research.
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Australian fake left promote Greens, trade unions and Labor at anti-fascist protest
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
The claim that the Labor and the unions can serve as bulwark against fascism is a dangerous echo of the disastrous Popular Front policies of the Stalinist Parties in the 1930s.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

"Made in China 2025" at centre of US-China economic war
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
The US regards the "Made in China 2025" initiative as a major threat to its own global economic and strategic domination.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

Science and social crisis in 2019
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
A series of major scientific breakthroughs demonstrate the potential for the progressive development of humanity, even as capitalism drags mankind into war and barbarism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

Factional warfare hots up after collapse of May's European Union Brexit deal
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
Led by the Blairite wing of the Labour, Pro-Remain politicians calculated that the decks would now be cleared for them to campaign for a second "People's Vote" to overturn the 2016 referendum.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

Tesla, Nissan announce mass layoffs, Fiat Chrysler jobs threatened
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
The auto giants are seeking to terrorize an increasingly insurgent workforce into submission, as the companies confront slumping sales, a looming economic crisis and significant financial pressures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

Crown Prince MBS must be 'dealt with' before US-Saudi relations can move forward — Sen. Graham
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become an obstacle to improving US-Saudi relations and must be "dealt with," US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has warned. | …
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Democrats claims 'Russians' tried to hack them after 2018 midterms
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
'Dozens' of officials at the Democratic National Committee received phishing emails a week after the 2018 midterm elections, the DNC said in a legal filing as part of its ongoing lawsuit against Russia and WikiLeaks. | …
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Impossible missions? The UN in Yemen and Syria
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
UN officials and a German diplomat reflect on efforts to end conflict in Syria and Yemen and provide humanitarian aid.
aljazeera.com/programmes/talktoj…

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Three rescued migrants say up to 117 others were on board dinghy that capsized, 93km northeast of Tripoli.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/score…

Trump, Kim to hold second summit near February end: White House
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
White House says US continues to make progress in denuclearisation talks after North Korean envoy visits Washington.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/north…

US-Saudi ties can't move forward until MBS 'dealt with': Graham
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
The US senator says Congress will reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/linds…

52 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia airstrike: US military
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
The strike was in response to a raid near Kismayo earlier on Saturday, which left eight Somali soldiers dead.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/52-al…

Yemen's warring sides fail to reach agreement on prisoner swap
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Three days of talks in the Jordanian capital end in failure, with both sides accusing the other of lying.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/yemen…

'Not afraid of the government': One month of protests in Sudan
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
The current wave of anti-government protests has become the longest since Sudan gained independence in 1956.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/afrai…

Sudan protests one month on: 'This time it's different'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Despite killings, tear gas, arrests and beatings, demonstrators step out and demand end to President Bashir's rule.
aljazeera.com/blogs/middleeast/2…

Traditional West Bank pottery survives despite occupation
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
In the occupied West Bank, generations of Palestinians continue to teach glass and ceramic-making to their children but selling their popular wares has become more difficult.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/tradi…

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Here are the latest developments related to the Saudi journalist's murder inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/jamal…

US Jails American Journalist Without Charge
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-19
(ANTIWAR.COM) — It took a solid week after her detention in St. Louis, but Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Iran's PressTV and an American citizen, has finally gotten into a courtroom, and learned that she is neither being accused of any crimes nor is she facing any charges. That said, they're not expecting to let her go …

US Jails American Journalist Without Charge

Oakland Teachers "Day without Educators" 1 Day Work Action To Protest Attack On Pub Ed
repost | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
Educators and community members from schools all over Oakland will rally at Oakland Technical High School 2101 35th Ave. from 8: 00 am until 9: 00 am. At 9: 00 am, educators will march down Broadway towards the OUSD office at 1000 Broadway and converge there until approximately 1: 00pm.
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Nude Valentine Parade
Russell Mills | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
Jane Warner Plaza (Market & Castro Streets), then walk to Haight & Stanyan Streets via circuitous route.
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Jerry Brown's Cowardly Exit
NTUIT | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row – the largest in the nation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/19…

Come celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the 1849 est. of Negro Bar, California
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
Together, we are poised for a special yearlong 170th Anniversary of Negro Bar, Sacramento County by utilizing both private and public resources to forever preserve and interpret our unique contributions to the forward flow of humanity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/18…

Coalition Defends Interventions against Holtec's NM High-Level Radioactive Waste Mega-Dump
Kevin Kamps | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
The infamous company Tetra Tech, which falsified soil sample data re: radioactive contamination at Hunters Point in the Bay Area of CA, has played a major role in the environmental assessment of a site in southeastern New Mexico. Holtec International is targeting a Hispanic area for a mega-dump for 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel. High-risk shipments there would impact most states.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/18…

Judge Delays Ruling on Puerto Rico Debt Deal White House Opposes Island's Food Assistance
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-01-19
On Thursday, Judge Laura Taylor Swain delayed approval of a $17 billion debt deal between Puerto Rico "COFINA" creditors and the island's oversight board.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/18…

No End in Sight: The Perils of Trump's Guantánamo
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-01-19
From the Muslim ban to the continuing proxy war in Yemen, the new era of the "war on terror" under the Trump administration has kept Guantánamo largely invisible. But two years since Donald Trump's inauguration, there has been a host of cruel measures implemented under his leadership, despite his emphasis on other problematic policies. | Rather than becoming a relic of the war on terror, Trump has instead attempted to revive Guantánamo as a legitimate facility to incarcerate Muslim prisoners. As an institution that has long set the precedent for the mistreatment of Muslims suspected of terrorism,…
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Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-19
The Trump administration is evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela now. The sanctions that are already in place lead to many deaths and make an economic recovery practically impossible, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot | The post Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production appeared first on The Real News Network.
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MLK Warned Us of the Well-Intentioned Liberal
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | thenation.com | 2019-01-18
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove MLK Warned Us of the Well-Intentioned Liberal…
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The Biden Band-Aid: Will Democrats Contain the Insurgency?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
The 2020 election horse race is beginning to take shape. Unless something unexpected happens (e.g., impeachment, resignation), Trump will likely seek reelection as the Republican candidate. A number of independents will seek third-party (e.g., Greens, Socialists) candidacy. And then there are the Democrats. Numerous Democratic politicos are beginning to cluster behind the starting gate considering a primary run…
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EU leaders must fix "broken system" that leaves people adrift at sea
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
European leaders must urgently act to fix a system which deters states from assisting refugees and migrants in peril at sea, said Amnesty International in an analysis published today. | Cut adrift in the Mediterranean outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where people are frequently stranded in the Mediterranean. It also sets out steps to ensure situati…
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The Wall, The Endless War, and the Troops Who Pay
Gerry Condon | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
An image grab taken from a video obtained by AFPTV on January 16, 2019, shows U.S. armoured vehicles at the scene of a suicide attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Kirstjen Nielsen Lied to Congress About Trump's War on Migrant Children
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-01-18
Kirstjen Nielsen Lied to Congress About Trump's War on Migrant Children…
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Star Wars Revisited: One More Nightmare From Trump
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Donald Trump and his "war cabinet" have struck again. In the wake of record defense spending; the creation of a Space Force that would violate the Outer Space Treaty agreed to fifty years ago; the abrogation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty from thirty years ago; and the chaos of random decision making for use…
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"Weather Terrorism:" a National Emergency
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
As Trump projects his Imperial power in the direction of our southern border, demanding to reinforce its security by building a wall, the real threat to America's safety – weather terrorism (Bruno Latour's term for the biospheric backlash aimed at the vast hubris of humanity) – goes unheeded. Trump's posturing with regard to establishing a national emergency to facilitate wall building, obscures a genuine emergency in just one more case of the Fake eclipsing the Real.
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Roaming Charges: Sometimes an Establishment Hack is Just What You Need
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Trump had to reach pretty deep into the recycling bin to extract the rusty figure of William Barr as a loyal replacement for J. Beauregard Sessions at the Justice Department. After he dusted him off, what did Trump see in this relic from the Poppy Bush era, that shining reign of triumphant globalists that Trump publicly claims to loath? A cursory scan of Barr's CV, which is about as deep a look as Trump is likely to have given, shows all the field marks of a well-worn grey man of Swamptown, a malted Scotch institutionalist, if not an honorary member of the Deep State itself. Surely Trump hesitated when he read, o…
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The Danger Within: Border Patrol is Turning America into a Constitution-Free Zone
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." — William Pitt How far would you really go to secure the nation's borders against illegal aliens? Would you give the government limitless amounts of money to fight yet another endless war? Surround…
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Fight Back! heading to the Women's Marches
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-18
Minneapolis, MN — A large turnout is expected for the Women's Marches this weekend and Fight Back! will be there. Thousands of copies of the Fight Back! print edition will be distributed in Washington DC and at other marches across the U.S. | Jerrica Hoey, a member of the ten-person Washington DC distribution team states, "It's important that we continue to build the struggle against Trump. This movement showed from the outset that the people will not stand for the Trump administration's war on women. We're excited to hit the streets to get the word out on #MeToo, to put out a call for Intern…
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The Tulsi Gabbard Factor
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Too much light blinds us," Pascal wrote; "if the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise," wrote William Blake. The idea that, when pushed to extremes, things turn into their opposites seems to have arisen in one form or another many times and in many cultures. It is epitomized in the Western philosophical…
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Is US Hubris Taking the World to the Edge?
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
Another US regime change undertaking is about to begin. Meanwhile, the Syrian misadventure will, hopefully, end soon and Bashar Al Assad's enduring presence in Damascus is Washington's failure writ large. | But that is not stopping the neoconservatives. Washington is … | The post Is US Hubris Taking the World to the Edge? appeared first on Global Research.
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Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-18
Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […] | The post Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress appeared first on Peace Action.
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Release of Syrian man wrongly convicted of terrorism in Hungary an "overwhelming relief"
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
Ahead of tomorrow's early release of Ahmed H, a Syrian man who was unfairly jailed for "complicity in an act of terror" during clashes with police at the Serbia-Hungary border in September 2015, Eda Seyhan, Amnesty International's Europe Counter Terrorism Campaigner, said: | | "After spending three-and-a-half years behind bars, Ahmed will finally be reunited with his wife and two young daughters. His…
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Human Trafficking Should Be Illegal
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
"Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work." –Frederick Douglass Donald Trump comes under fire from the neoliberal establishment whenever he does something digestible. I am amazed the liberals are mad at him so often, considering 99.9% of the time he is doing something awful. Anytime Trump has a unique thought about…
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Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War is Far From Over
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Donald Trump wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it's Wednesday, so that's what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he'll insist that Syria pay for the pullout. Maybe Trump will decide to hold a summit with Bashar al-Assad after deciding that the Syrian leader's not such…
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Rep. Ro Khanna: U.S. Troops Are a "Sitting Target" in Syria; It's Time to Bring Them Home
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-18
In Syria, a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the northern city of Manbij Wednesday, killing 19 people including four Americans. Two of them were U.S. soldiers. The bombing was claimed by ISIS and came just weeks after President Trump declared victory over the group and ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria, prompting the resignation of Pentagon chief Jim Mattis. Just hours after the attack, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that ISIS has been defeated. Wednesday's attack drew renewed calls from congressional hawks–both Republicans and Democrats–to reverse Trump's Syria withdrawal. The U.S…
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What evidence? BuzzFeed fuels 'Russiagate' with bombshell report on Trump and Cohen
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-18
A bombshell report from BuzzFeed accused President Donald Trump of directing his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress — but was unable to provide any evidence to back the claim. | …
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Did Donald Get The Memo? Trump's VA Secretary Denounces 'Veteran as Victim' Stereotyping
Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Amid a controversial government shutdown, affecting 800,000 thousand federal employees, you would think that the agency headed by Robert Wilkie would be an oasis of tranquility. His Department of Veterans Affairs is, like the Pentagon, largely exempt from the shutdown. Due to prior budget approval, its funding for the current fiscal year is unaffected by…
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ISIS Fighters in Syria Are Trying to Push Into Iraq, Where U.S. Forces Can't Get Along With Armed Groups Supported by Iran
Simona Foltyn | theintercept.com | 2019-01-18
In Al Qaim, Iraq's U.S.-backed security forces and the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces are increasingly distrustful of each other. | The post ISIS Fighters in Syria Are Trying to Push Into Iraq, Where U.S. Forces Can't Get Along With Armed Groups Supported by Iran appeared first on The Intercept.
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Lebanon: Migrant Domestic Workers Abused, A Scripted Reality
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
"Stop don't go to Lebanon!". A member of the audience stepped forward to interfere with one of the scenes on stage, in which Nday is seen to be packing her bags to catch a flight to Lebanon. Despite knowing what awaits Nday in the form of multiple human rights violations, I could see that stopping her from seeking her awaited job opportunity in a time where she was in desperate need to make a living, was not a solution. | Amnesty International marked the International Migrants Day on 18 December 2018 with an interactive theatre performance, Chebbak, in collaboration with Wasl; a theatre collective that uses theat…
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Malaysia's 1MDB Financial Scandal: Stolen Money Must Not Place Culprits Above the Law
Sarawak Report | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
Malaysians have over the past few hours been treated to a disgraceful display of mutual finger pointing and denial by the entities and individuals most culpable over 1MDB, as they seek to blame each other and get off the hook. … | The post Malaysia's 1MDB Financial Scandal: Stolen Money Must Not Place Culprits Above the Law appeared first on Global Research.
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Bernie Sanders, Israel and the Middle East
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
If you're an American, he's still out there among the "maybe" candidates. But if you live in the Middle East — whether you're Arab or Israeli, Muslim, Jew or Christian — you should keep your eye on Bernie Sanders. He's no shoo-in, of course — certainly not after his pitiful handover to the awful Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential…
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Kafka's Grave: a Pilgrimage in Prague
Dana E. Abizaid | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
An Arab-American might at first glance appear an ironic pilgrim in Prague's main Jewish Cemetery. Stereotypically anyway, Arabs and Jews find very little to respect in each other, let alone travel thousands of miles to admire. Adding to the irony, in Europe these days there are hardly two peoples more reviled than Americans and Arabs.
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Twitter Calls on US to #FreeMarziehHashemi as Lawyers Attempt to Unseal Case
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-18
One may be inclined to think that the arrest of Hashemi on Sunday would infuriate those who uphold the sanctity of the fourth estate. But Hashemi, a black American Muslim woman who works for Iran's state-funded Press TV, is no friend of the establishment media. | The post Twitter Calls on US to #FreeMarziehHashemi as Lawyers Attempt to Unseal Case appeared first on MintPress News.
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Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-18
It is difficult to anticipate what form this future colonization will take. Long ago, it was made possible by the huge differences in the level of education. But today? | The post Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions appeared first on MintPress News.
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A Coup in Progress? Venezuelan Foreign Minister Decries U.S. & Brazil-Backed Effort to Oust Maduro
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-18
The United States and allied nations in Latin America are ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela in what appears to be a coordinated effort to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office. Maduro was sworn in last week to a second 6-year term following his victory in last May's election, which was boycotted by the opposition. Days before Maduro was sworn in, opposition figure Juan Guaidó became head of the National Assembly, which soon voted to declare Maduro a "usurper" in an effort to remove him from office. The United States, Brazil and other nations have welcomed the effort. As the political crisis int…
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Pompeo, the U.S. and Iran
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
The United States' international windbag, Secretary of Defense (read: War) Mike Pompeo has been acting the imperial blowhard throughout the Middle East. With his boss busy denying that he's a Russian agent, watching advisors and cabinet members come and go with dizzying alacrity, and dodging porn-star accusations, Pompeo is trotting through the Middle East, sounding…
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A Coup in Progress? Venezuela's FM Decries US-Backed Plans
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced an international plot led by the United States to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and install a government that suits their interests in the region. | RELATED: | Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Dedicate 2,127th March to Venezuela | In an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, Arreaza talked about a cou…
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The Metamorphosis of International Students Into Honorary US Nationalists: a View from Viet Nam
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
We would ensure not only that Vietnam's tens of millions of students, but also their education-obsessed parents, see the United States as a key partner in their personal and collective futures. — US-Viet Nam Education Memo, Spring 2008 This fly-on- the-wall quote is from a US Embassy-Hanoi diplomatic cable that was leaked over a…
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Pentagon Lies About Training Airmen From Country Accused of War Crimes for Combat Missions
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-18
Newly released documents show that the U.S. has been secretly training airmen from the United Arab Emirates (UAE ), a major partner in the Saudi-led coalition that is waging war on the poorest nation in the Middle East. | The post Pentagon Lies About Training Airmen From Country Accused of War Crimes for Combat Missions appeared first on MintPress News.
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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat's On Us
Dahr Jamail | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
I'm standing atop Rush Hill on Alaska's remote St. Paul Island. While only 665 feet high, it provides a 360-degree view of this tundra-covered, 13-mile-long, seven-mile-wide part of the Pribilof Islands. While the hood of my rain jacket flaps in the cold wind, I gaze in wonder at the silvery waters of the Bering Sea.
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Colombians Call on Duque to Maintain Peace Process With ELN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
After the attack in Bogota that left 21 dead and 68 wounded, hundreds of Colombians are demanding that President Iván Duque not give up on the agreements for the cessation of violence with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, and insist on maintaining the dialogue table the leftist guerrilla group. | RELATED: | Death Toll from Colombia Car Bomb Rises to 21: Police | T…
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Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change — study
Damian Carrington | zcomm.org | 2019-01-18
Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now…
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Sky Bears, Earth Bears: Finding and Losing True North
Louisa Willcox | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Stars and the heavens have long captured the human imagination. During long nights of star gazing — before TV and the internet — ancient peoples invented fascinating stories about constellations that reflected their aspirations and relationships with the natural world and each other. The dramas that played out in the heavens unified their world and…
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Red Flowers for Rosa and Karl
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Red flags everywhere, hundreds, more hundreds, thousands marched along through the drizzly weather and puddled streets. Many bent figures hobbled with canes, some were in wheelchairs next to a younger set sitting proudly on their fathers' shoulders or in strollers. Then another big group of young people arrived, some singing or chanting leftist demands. Most…
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Narrative Control Firm Targeting Alternative Media
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-18
NewsGuard is led by some of the most virulently pro-imperialist individuals in America and its agenda to shore up narrative control for the ruling power establishment is clear, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative… Read more ?…
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Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
Italian soldiers on mission in Djibouti have offered sewing machines to the humanitarian organisation which aids the refugees in this tiny country in the Horn of Africa. It is situated in a strategic position on the most important commercial Asia-Europe … | The post Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
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Red Aunts — RIP Debi Martini
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
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LA Teachers' Strike: Student Voices of the Los Angeles Education Revolt
Glenn Sacks | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
We live in an era where teachers unions are attacked and scapegoated, our schools are starved of funds, and private charter operators are allowed to choose which students they want to educate and exclude those they don't–and use desperately needed funds from the public school system to do so. It is said that the end…
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Video: 4 Americans Killed, 3 Injured in ISIS Attack in Manbij
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
On January 16, a suicide bombing attack hit the center of Manbij in the province of Aleppo. According to initial reports, over 25 people were killed or injured in the attack, which also caused casualties among US service members. Minutes … | The post Video: 4 Americans Killed, 3 Injured in ISIS Attack in Manbij appeared first on Global Research.
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United States Bombings of Other Countries. America's "Bombing List"
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
The important legacy of the late William Blum will live. This article was first posted on GR in June 2016. | *** | It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don't forget, that while "wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages" … | The post United States Bombings of Other Countries. America's "Bombing List" appeared first on Global Research.
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Montana Public Schools Block Pro-LGBTQ Websites
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Public high school students in Billings, Montana tell CounterPunch that as of Monday, January 14, they have been denied access to numerous sites, including those associated with pro-LGBTQ issues, as part of a new web filtering program initiated by the school administration. Anti-gay sites, however, appear to be accessible. In an email to staff, Brandon…
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'Period. End of Sentence.' Short documentary about menstruation and sanitary pads
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-18
LOS ANGELES–I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a private Jan. 11 screening of this unusual 26-minute documentary film at an event sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club. Hosted by Sophia Bush and Poorna Jaganathan, it featured a Q&A afterward with director Rayka Zehtabchi, moderated by film commentator Shaniqua McClendon. Period. End of Sentence. …
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Haiti by the Numbers
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti: 9 Estimated number of aftershocks that measured 4.5 or greater: 59 Number of people who died in the earthquake, according to Haitian government: 316,000 Number of people displaced: 1,300,000 Number of people who remained in internally displaced persons camps, as of September 2017: 37,867 Estimated population of…
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The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
The game is afoot. Israel, believe it or not, is demanding that seven Arab countries and Iran pay $250 billion as compensation for what it claims was the forceful exodus of Jews from Arab countries during the late 1940s. The events that Israel is citing allegedly occurred at a time when Zionist Jewish militias were…
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Shut Down the War Machine!
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
The time has come to cut the US military down to size. Last November, the Pentagon admitted what critics have known for years: It cannot pass an audit that would let Congress, the media and taxpayers know what it does with the trillions of dollars that have been lavished on war and preparing for war…
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Colombian Gov't Ends Peace Process with ELN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
The Colombian government announced the end of the peace process and dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN) after accusing the leftist group of being behind the bombing at the Santander General Police School, which left 21 dead and 68 wounded in Bogota. | RELATED: | Colombians Call on Duque's Gov't to Maintain Peace Process With ELN | President Ivan Duque will give the official announcement after a meeting with the Security Council. | In a press conference Friday, Def…
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Belize: PM Rejects Interventionism in Nicaragua and Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
The Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Oliver Barrow, rejected the intervention in internal affairs of Nicaragua and Venezuela, during his visit to Cuba. | RELATED: | Unesco Lauds Belize's Efforts to Preserve Coral Reef, Removes from Endangered List | "Interference is a threat to peace. You should not try to interrupt…
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Colombia: Duque Calls on Cuba to Hand Over ELN Peace Delegation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
Colombian President Ivan Duque is demanding the Cuban government hand over the National Liberation Army (ELN) peace delegation. | Duque also ordered the lifting of the suspension of capture orders for the 10 members of the Cuban dialogue delegation. | RELATED: | Colombian Gov't Ends Peace Process with ELN | The Colombian government also revoked the resolution that created conditions for the 10 ELN members to stay in Cuba, which means ceasing bene…
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Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-18
Hashemi was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her family. She has complained of ill-treatment. Authorities forcibly removed her headscarf and took her away in handcuffs. | The post Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court appeared first on MintPress News.
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US-born anchor for Iranian TV jailed without charges
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-18
The police state style abduction and imprisonment of Marzieh Hashemi is part of Washington's wider preparations for war against Iran.
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No-Confidence Survivor: Theresa May and Brexit
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Theresa May's prime ministership remains one of torment, drawn out, and weakened daily. But does it really matter? If it is true to claim that people deserve the government they elect, then there is something madly representative of the debacle of May's leadership, one where problems are sought for any possible solutions. Steering through the…
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