Daily Archives: September 12, 2019

2019-09-12: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-12). Right-Wing Supreme Court Allows Trump Asylum Ban to Take Effect. truthout.org | | On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed Trump's " third-country" asylum rule to go into effect. It's the administration's toughest barrier to asylum-seekers yet, and a lower court recently blocked t…

RT (2019-09-12). 'The Kissinger model': Trump set to expand Pompeo's powers to fill Bolton's shoes, say reports. rt.com The White House may hand Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the additional role of national security adviser following John Bolton's departure, giving the ex-CIA director enormous power, insiders have warned. | Pompeo would continue to serve in his current position but would also assume Bolton's responsibilities, sources close to the discussion told CNN on Wednesday, adding that such a move could make Pompeo "too powerful for Trump's taste." The diplomat would become only the second person in US history to hold both posts simultaneously. The first, Henry Kissinger, wielded enormous power under Richard Nixon during…

Staff (2019-09-12). Will the US and Iran Resume Talks After John Bolton Is Ousted? truthout.org | | President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

RT (2019-09-12). 'Loser' v 'warmongering chickenhawk': 2 Republican lawmakers in epic Twitter beef. rt.com A disagreement on 9/11 over John Bolton and US withdrawal from Afghanistan descended into a full-on Twitter war between Rep. Liz Cheney and Senator Rand Paul, in a sequel to the beef between their fathers over invading Iraq. | It all started when Paul (R-Kentucky) backed two state legislators who blasted Cheney (R-Wyoming) for demanding a more aggressive foreign policy. "Why do some neocons continue to advocate for endless wars?" he quipped. "Let's focus on America First, not Afghanistan!" | Cheney snapped back that she stands with Trump and US troops in not surrendering to terrorists, "unlike [Paul], who seem…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, but will that mean an end to his failed foreign policy? nationofchange.org Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton was removed as the …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-09-12). John Bolton's Living Obituary. truthdig.com "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost." —John Bolton, in his Yale University 25th reunion book | Fitting words from the gold standard in Washington "chicken hawks." For John Bolton has made a career of sending other people's sons, daughters, husbands and wives to fight and die in wars just as ill-advised, immoral and unwinnable as the Vietnam conflict he consciously avoided by joining the Maryland National Guard. That the man has done so, with a straight, mustachioed face, for decades now is a testament to his truly remarkable lack o…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-12). Post-Bolton Thaw in US Relations with Iran? globalresearch.ca Hold the cheers! | The US has been hostile toward Iran since its 1979 revolution. It's hostile toward all nations it doesn't control. | Its imperial project calls for transforming them into US client states, pro-Western puppet rule replacing their sovereign independence, …

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-12). Netanyahu Risks Triggering an Unwinnable War to Avoid Losing Election. counterpunch.org According to the Israeli media, two drones dispatched over Beirut late last month were intended to destroy Iranian-supplied equipment that would allow Hezbollah to manufacture precision-guided missiles. It was the first such Israeli attack on Lebanese soil since a ceasefire ended the 2006 war. Hezbollah and Israel have preferred to flex their muscles in neighbouring Syria, weakened after more than eight years of war. More

Makia Freeman (2019-09-12). Hong Kong Protest Leader Hangs Out with White Helmets Boss. globalresearch.ca Joshua Wong has recently been doing some flyin' around and hobnobbing with the rich, famous and powerful. He went to Berlin and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other 'pro-democracy' figures like Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who …

South Front (2019-09-12). Video: Color Revolution Comes to Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca The Hong Kong protests represent a major challenge not only to the authorities of Hong Kong itself, but also to Beijing, due to both their protracted nature and a high level of organization resembling the Kiev Maidan of 2013/14. | The …

patrick (2019-09-12). We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice. strikedc.org "This is definitely a next-level direct action. The urgency of climate change warrants such an attempt to disrupt business as usual… to make it impossible for people with decision making-power to go about their daily lives as if we are not in a climate emergency." That's what the New York Times printed about our plans to #ShutDownDC … | Continue reading "We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice"

WSWS (2019-09-12). Unsubmissive France summer school promotes Islamophobia. wsws.org The move by considerable sections of LFI toward essentially racist positions underscores the reactionary character of its populist and nationalist political orientation.

Charles Pierson (2019-09-12). Yemen Continues Its Descent into Hell. counterpunch.org The UN has called Yemen the "world's worst humanitarian crisis." Yemen relies on imports for 75% of its food. A coalition land, sea, and air blockade on Yemen has cut off desperately needed food and medicines. An outbreak of cholera affects half a million people. International aid group Save the Children has determined that as many as 85,000 children may have died from starvation and disease. More

Paul M. Barrett (2019-09-12). How disinformation could sway the 2020 election. nationofchange.org In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. What the Russians used to accomplish this is called "disinformation," which is false or misleading content intended to deceive or promote discord. Now, with the first presidential primary vote only five months away, the public should be aware …

Eva Bartlett (2019-09-12). MintPress Sits Down with Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova. mintpressnews.com Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-12). The New American Oil Empire Built on Sand. The "Fracking Revolution" globalresearch.ca Over the course of the past decade the United States, following decades of relative stagnation in oil production, has surprised many to become the largest oil producer in the world, exceeding Russia as well as Saudi Arabia. | Latest daily production …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-12). Are India and Japan Challenging the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Russia's Far East? globalresearch.ca Although the Russian Far East has huge investment potential in the fields of raw materials, mineral resources, fisheries, forestry's and tourism, it still remains a sparely populated area of only around 7 million people. With China, India, Japan, Indonesia and …

Philip Giraldi (2019-09-12). Trump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die. globalresearch.ca Certainly, there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the highly emotional but ultimately irrational "Trump …

John Wojcik (2019-09-12). Moscow Communists see vote increase after demanding democracy in Russia. peoplesworld.org LISBON, Portugal—Major gains in last Tuesday's Moscow municipal elections for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) followed weeks of protests in the capital in which party members participated. Thousands rallied and marched in Moscow demanding free elections and fair coverage of them by state-run television. Although Gennady Zyuganov, the party's leader, has been …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 More Months. telesurenglish.net The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Thursday that it extends for six months the sanctions against Russia arguing that this country has undermined Ukraine's sovereignty and independence. | RELATED: | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The EU sanctions, which are being extended until March 15, 2020, consist of the assets freezing and travel vans against 170 Russian individuals and 44 entities. | In addition to these measures, the European…

The Canary (2019-09-12). Facebook sanctions Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu over hate speech violation. thecanary.co Facebook has sanctioned the page of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company's hate speech policy.Facebook said the social network had suspended for 24 hours the page's bot, or automated chat function.The page had called on voters to prevent the establishment of a government composed of "Arabs who want to destroy us all — women, children and men".The Facebook logo displayed on a smartphone (Dominic Lipinski/PA)…

Maryam Saleh (2019-09-12). With Trump in Office, Newspapers Increasingly Quoted Anti-Immigrant Groups Without Explaining Who They Were. theintercept.com A new study found that, as far-right groups gained influence in the halls of power, major newspapers quoted them without noting their nativist bent.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-09-12). Observe 9/11 Anniversary by Calling for an End to the Afghan War. globalresearch.ca On the eve of the 18-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban completed nine rounds of peace talks with no deal. | Although they had reportedly reached …

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-12). A Morning in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Thousands Demand Justice for Killed Protesters in Sudan. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December. | RELATED: | Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes | It was the first major protest since the signature last month of a power-sharing deal between the military and…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Venezuela: Military Exercises Against Colombian Aggression. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro launched the "Sovereignty and Peace 2019" military exercises along the Colombian border on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | "As of today # 10Sep, the 'Sovereignty and Peace 2019' border military exercises begin so that together, in the Civic-Military union, we can deploy all the defensive systems that guarantee the peace and tranquility of the Venezuelan people," said President Maduro via twitter. | On September 4,…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike for Peace and Life. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) began Thursday a 24-hour national strike to protest against insecurity, violence and threats affecting social leaders and teachers. | RELATED: | Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America | "From different parts of the country, union leaders, educators and students demand the defense of the life and physical integrity of social leaders and ratify their support for the peace process," Fecode president Nelson Alarcon said and add…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Venezuela: President Delivers House 2.8m to Family in Araure. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered Wednesday house number 2,800,000 in the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV) to a family of the town of Araure, located in the central western part of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | The GMVV, created in 2011 by late President Hugo Chavez, continues to guarantee dignified housing for all Venezuelans. | "In a beautiful event in Portuguese State, we handed over house number 2,800,000. An inc…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Mexico Rejects Decision to Invoke TIAR Over Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad reported on Thursday that his country strongly rejects the decision taken by 12 countries which invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to promote armed action against Venezuela. For such a decision means a threat to any other Latin American country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | Ebrard explained that TIAR, which was signed before the creation of the OAS, has "no reason to be in the w…

Ilana Novick (2019-09-12). The Koch Brothers Are Even Worse Than You Think. truthdig.com The phrase "The Koch Brothers" has become a shorthand for the insidious spread of radical right-wing power in America. But even those of us who devoured Jane Mayer's book " Dark Money," as well as the work of other journalists who illuminated the reach of billionaires Charles and the recently deceased David Koch, including their massive network of conservative and libertarian Political Action Committees and the lobbying efforts of those PACs, might have only a glimmer of an idea of the size and scope of Koch Industries…

Negin Owliaei (2019-09-12). Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires. globalresearch.ca While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what's popularly known as the "lungs of the Earth." On September 5, people around the globe stood …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-12). Hostile UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. Totally Disregards US-NATO Crimes against Humanity. globalresearch.ca Established on August 22, 2011, around six months after US launched aggression on the country, the so-called "Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (COI)" is mandated to investigate war-related human rights abuses. | Instead, it produced over …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-12). Debt-Entrapping: The US Student Loan Racket. globalresearch.ca Entrapping students into longterm or permanent debt bondage is part of a government/corporate scheme to enrich private lenders. | Because of the high cost of higher education, millions of students need large loans to pay tuition, fees, and other expenses. | Some …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-12). The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-12). 9/11, Osamagate and The "Blowback" globalresearch.ca Author's Note | The article below entitled "Osamagate" was first published on October 9, 2001, two days after the onslaught of the bombing campaign directed against Afghanistan. | Within hours of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden was identified as the architect …

John Davis (2019-09-12). The Four Storms of the Apocalypse: Katrina, Sandy, Maria and Dorian. counterpunch.org The history of the United States remains shrouded in the fog of myth and overlain by the mists of time. Here in the stygian gloom, its founding looms as the triumph of freedom over tyranny; its slaveholding the reasonable exploitation of an inferior race; its civil war the singular triumph of a great president; its More

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-09-12). Activist artists expose the dark reality of war to resist UK arms fair. thecanary.co As The Canary has been reporting, the first two weeks of September have seen an explosion of resistance and rebellion against the UK's arms industry. Among the actions has been a series of artistic events called Art the Arms Fair, designed to reveal and resist one of the world's largest arms fairs, Defence and Security Equipment International ( DSEI).The Cana…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-09-12). Trump's Taliban Talks Led by Neocon Operation Cyclone Agent & PNAC Member. mintpressnews.com U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, the top American official in the negotiations, has been quietly overseeing the destruction of Afghanistan for most of his political career — longer than the Taliban has existed as an organization.

David Swanson (2019-09-12). Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial. counterpunch.org Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and more intentional, reckless, and malevolent, or intentionally, recklessly, More

RT (2019-09-12). YouTubers arrested for trespassing near Area 51 ahead of planned 'invasion' of secret base. rt.com Two Dutch YouTubers have been arrested after entering a secure US government area in the Nevada desert while in search of Area 51. | The Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Ties Granzier and his friend Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, after they were found filming about three miles inside the Nevada National Security Site, which is approximately 10 miles from Area 51. | The site is a secure area where US government researchers are known to carry out top-secret nuclear experiments. | | © Nye County Sheriff's Office | Nye County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Granzier and…

Roger Bybee (2019-09-12). The Insurance Industry's War of Words Against Medicare-for-All. progressive.org Why are we seeing all the hand-wringing about "losing" private insurance when so many people's experiences with it are so negative?

Emily Apple (2019-09-12). One tweet sums up why so many people were arrested trying to stop the London arms fair. thecanary.co Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) — the world's largest arms fair — is currently taking place in London. 116 people, including this author when not working as a journalist, have been arrested trying to stop it happening. | And one tweet shows exactly why so many of us are prepared to put our bodies in the way of this trade in death and de…

Staff (2019-09-12). The Mainstream Media's Appetite for War is Insatiable. truthdig.com On the 18th anniversary of he 9/11 attacks, all our political press can do is fret over our "overly hastly" withdrawal from Afghanistan.

WSWS (2019-09-12). Australian establishment demands removal of alleged "pro-China" member of parliament. wsws.org Gladys Liu has views that are at odds with the propaganda being promoted in Australia to justify the alliance with US imperialism and war preparations against China.

WSWS (2019-09-12). With union support, Trudeau's big business Liberals vie for re-election in fall vote. wsws.org Whichever party or combination of parties forms Canada's government after October 21, it will be a government of austerity, reaction and war.

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Biden to Square Off Against Warren in Democrat Debate. telesurenglish.net The two leading Democratic contenders for the U.S. presidency, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, are scheduled to square off in a debate in Houston Thursday for the first time since they announced their candidacy. | RELATED: | Elizabeth Warren Held Secret Talks With Hillary Clinton: Report | The Democratic debate, which is the third this year, will spotlight the party's ideological divisions, with moderate front-runner Biden at center stage flanked by progressives Warren and Ber…

WSWS (2019-09-12). Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected. wsws.org Israel has illegally occupied and built settlements in the West Bank, as well as in Syria's Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, since capturing them in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

B.L. Love (2019-09-12). The Psychotic Impacts of Stalking, Electronic Surveillance, Harassment and Wiretaps: The Neuro-Behavioral Symptoms. globalresearch.ca There is a phenomenon being reported by numerous people worldwide. A growing number of citizens are becoming aware of being stalked, surveilled and manipulated possibly by their own government, other organizations or even individuals. The resulting symptoms include, but are …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). France Finds Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Guilty in Beating Case. telesurenglish.net A Saudi princess was found guilty by a French court Thursday of beating a workman inside her luxury flat in Paris. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, was found to be complicit in violence with a deadly weapon and complicit in the kidnapping of a workman in her flat. | The French court sentenced the Saudi princess to a ten-month suspended prison sentence…

James Corbett (2019-09-12). Afghanistan: 18 Years of US-NATO Occupation. The Decision to Invade Afghanistan was Taken on 9/12. globalresearch.ca 18 years after NATO's invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the 9/11 and Al Qaeda lies that were used to justify the war have disappeared. | Now the truth about oil and gas, mineral wealth, opium and naked imperial ambition are all …

John Ranson (2019-09-12). Another 64,000 reasons to get rid of the Tories ASAP. thecanary.co The government has confirmed plans for this autumn's badger cull. As many as 64,000 animals will be killed across 43 areas running the length of England. This would be twice the number killed last year and would almost double the total killed since the cull began in…

Nick Cunningham (2019-09-12). Weakening U.S. Shale Productivity "Very Bullish" for Oil Prices. globalresearch.ca After years of improvements in drilling techniques and impressive "efficiency gains," there is now evidence that the U.S. shale industry is reaching the end of the road on well productivity. | A report earlier this month from Raymond James & Associates …

S. Brian Willson (2019-09-12). "USA Pretend" Unmasked. globalresearch.ca There was a moment in Viet Nam when I questioned whether everything I had been taught about "America" was one big fabricated lie — a huge pretend. It was April 1969, witnessing the aftermath of the bombings of supposed military targets. They were inhabited villages where virtually everyone perished from low flying bombings, that included napalming.

Pierre-Henri Bunel (2019-09-12). Al Qaeda: The Data Base. globalresearch.ca Osama bin Laden with Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1979 (source unconfirmed) | Global Research Editor's Note | This article originally published by Global Research in 2005 sheds light on the nature of Al Qaeda, an intelligence construct used by Washington to destabilize and destroy …

GMWatch (2019-09-12). "Low-quality Scientific Advice" on GMOs: New EU Study Endorses Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize MON810. globalresearch.ca In a new peer-reviewed paper, the GMO Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stands accused of giving "low-quality scientific advice" in its favourable opinion on the cultivation in the European Union of Monsanto/Bayer's GM Bt insecticidal maize …

David Ray Griffin (2019-09-12). September 11, 2001: 21 Reasons to Question the Official Story about 9/11. globalresearch.ca First published on September 11, 2008 | *** | Note: Although the points are stated briefly, I give in each case the pages in my most recent book—"The New Pearl Harbor Revisited"—where the issue is documented and discussed more extensively. | (1) Although …

True Publica (2019-09-12). Britain's Snap Election — Powered by a "Tory Crime Syndicate" globalresearch.ca Will there be a snap-election or not — that is the big question right now. The earliest date is now mid-November. Whatever happens, money needs to be raised for campaigning. Theresa May's snap election cost over £18million and she lost …

Kavaljit Singh (2019-09-12). Argentina Returns to Capital Controls. globalresearch.ca On September 1, the Argentine government led by President Mauricio Macri imposed capital controls in a bid to stem the fall in the foreign exchange reserves and the peso currency. This unexpected move was initiated soon after the authorities spent …

Mark Taliano (2019-09-12). Assad Government Saves Christianity in Syria. globalresearch.ca Syria is being reborn, and its religious pluralism is being resurrected, sometimes literally from the ashes. | The ancient town of Maaloula, where Aramaic, the language of Christ, is still spoken, where St. Takla miraculously cured the sick, where NATO's takfiri …

Staff (2019-09-12). The Pompeo Doctrine Is a Formula for Catastrophe in the Arctic. truthout.org | | Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of…

Michael T. Klare (2019-09-12). The Pompeo Doctrine. nationofchange.org Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the c, he has a lot more than buying …

Colin Todhunter (2019-09-12). Treadmill of Magic Seeds and Broken Promises: Dismantling the Myth of Bt Cotton Success in India. counterpunch.org Political posturing aligned with commercial interests means that truth is becoming a casualty in the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops in India. The industry narrative surrounding Bt cotton is that it has been a great success. The current Modi-led administration is parroting this claim and argues its success must be replicated by adopting a More

William Minter (2019-09-12). Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model. counterpunch.org Aircastle Ltd. is not a household name, but if you've flown on South African Airways, KLM, or any of more than 80 other airlines, you've probably traveled on an airplane the Connecticut-based company owns and manages. The company ¥s business model is based on buying, selling, and leasing aircraft worldwide. Its corporate structure minimizes the payment More

Max Moran (2019-09-12). Confuse, Then Blame the Public: Facebook Dodges Regulation With Wall Street's Tactics. counterpunch.org Facebook fulfilled an old promise last month in the most Facebook way possible: by sounding nice on paper and glossing over the details. Their new privacy tools are a laughably inefficient and insufficient set of measures, because fundamentally, they're not trying to actually solve the stated problem: Facebook's surveillance-based business model. It's more proof that More

Carrie Rickey (2019-09-12). 'The Goldfinch' Flutters but Doesn't Take Wing. truthdig.com Back in 17th-century Holland, "The Goldfinch," a diminutive trompe l'oeil painting by Carel Fabritius, depicted a colorful house pet chained to its feeder. Shortly after the painting was made, Fabritius, 32, died in a 1654 munitions explosion in Delft. Yet the painting survived. | Fabritius and Donna Tartt's 2014 novel, "The Goldfinch," have in common the painting and an explosion. Her Dickensian page-turner follows a 13-year-old who sees the painting with his mother at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art moments before a terrorist bomb levels a wing of the museum. Yet painting—and boy—survive. | Na…

WSWS (2019-09-12). Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack. wsws.org Revelations of state foreknowledge of the terror attack in Barcelona point to the premeditated, counterrevolutionary class policy pursued by the financial aristocracy.

WSWS (2019-09-12). German Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Greens negotiating right-wing coalition agreement in Saxony. wsws.org A new coalition would continue the right-wing policies pursued by the former CDU/SPD government, which strengthened the far-right Alternative for Germany.

The Canary (2019-09-12). Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court. thecanary.co A legal challenge that argued the government's Brexit strategy will damage the North of Ireland peace process has been dismissed.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast's High Court on Thursday morning on three joined cases against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the UK's departure from the European Union.The trio of challenges contended that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process and which underpin cross-border co-operation between the two nations.But the judge, in his written rul…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-12). Gates Foundation Award for Indian PM and 'Despot-in-the-Making' Narendra Modi Draws Anger From Rights Advocates. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-12). 'A Solution for All Generations': With Plan for Social Security Expansion, Warren Demands Rich Pay Fair Share to Lift 5 Million Out of Poverty. commondreams.org In her latest proposal to require the wealthiest Americans to contribute far more of their vast resources to benefit working families, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan to expand Social Security benefits for senior citizens and future generations after retirement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-12). 'Total Dirtbag Move': Biden Surrogate Ed Rendell Pens 11th Hour Attack on Warren Before Debate. commondreams.org "The problem with Rendell's long track record is that it's just too easy to dive in and unearth examples of his own hypocrisy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-12). Japan's New Environmental Minister Calls for Closing Down All Nuclear Reactors to Prevent Another Disaster Like Fukushima. commondreams.org Japan's new environmental minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, called Wednesday for permanently shutting down the nation's nuclear reactors to prevent a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, comments that came just a day after Koizumi's predecessor recommended dumping more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the power plant into the Pacific Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2019-09-12). Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes! indybay.org Union Square, San Francisco…

David Kattenburg (2019-09-12). BDS in Canada. counterpunch.org A recent ruling by the Federal Court of Canada declaring 'Product of Israel' labels on West Bank settlement wines to be "false, misleading and deceptive" has thrown Canada's pro-Israel community into a tizzy. In full court press-mode, Canadian Zionist groups are arguing that the ruling bolsters the "anti-Semitic" Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and More

United Nations (2019-09-12). Thursday's Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, 'UNComplicated' airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update. un.org A recap of Thursday's top stories: UN Chief's global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation 'accelerates' towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New 'UNComplicated' podcast launches.

United Nations (2019-09-12). South-South Cooperation 'accelerates' us toward 2030 goals, UN Chief says on International Day. un.org Collaboration among countries of the global south offers a "unique pathway" that accelerates us towards the key 2030 sustainable development targets, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, told a commemorative event for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Thursday.

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-12). China-India Relations Are Real Shaky Ahead of President Xi's Unconfirmed Visit Next Month. globalresearch.ca Chinese-Indian relations are worsening after reckless statements by the latter's media and officials, proving that ties between the two Asian Great Powers are much shakier than either side publicly acknowledges and thus raising the risk that President Xi's unconfirmed visit …

kathy_f (2019-09-12). The growth of Extinction Rebellion in Australia. greenleft.org.au climate action Extinction Rebellion Australia Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1237 AustraliaSeptember 12, 2019What began as a series of symbols with cryptic messages about climate change plastered on poster poles in the suburbs and protests by as few as…

Joshua Cho (2019-09-12). On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About 'Premature' End to Afghan War. commondreams.org Not only do corporate media credulously assume that the US has always been interested in peace, conveniently forgetting that the US rejected offers from the Taliban to hand Osama bin Laden over and surrender soon after the invasion. (Photo: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Mark Fayloga) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

PIPER (2019-09-12). Why I'm Currently Blocking the Largest Oil Export Channel in the U.S. commondreams.org We're in a climate emergency and we must resist. (Photo: Twitter/Greenpeace USA) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ryan Cooper (2019-09-12). Can Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Dent Biden's Electability Edge? commondreams.org If he can be made to look hesitant, frail, and confused, that is likely to spark some fear in Biden supporters that he simply wouldn't be able to handle a gruelling campaign and presidency. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-09-12). Child Abuse as Official Government Policy. thenation.com Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…

David Bacon (2019-09-12). More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border. thenation.com More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-12). 'Justice is Indivisible':The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call. mintpressnews.com While Palestinians and other Arab communities are genuinely angry regarding the violent mistreatment of women, others have simply found another platform to indict Islam and condemn Arab society.

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Netanyahu Faces Global Condemnation for Plan to Annex West Bank. truthout.org | | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. N…

RT (2019-09-12). 'Bigoted trash!' Transgender coffee shop employee fired for kicking out conservative customer. rt.com A coffee shop in Nebraska has fired a transgender employee after she began "yelling profanities" at a regular customer over their conservative and "bigoted" political beliefs. | The customer, Marilyn Synek, 23, who works for the Nebraska Family Alliance, said the employee asked her to leave the Cultiva Espresso & Crepes premises and warned that she would be "denied service" if she ever returned, due to her conservative opinions. | "You are f**king bigoted trash, and we do not want you in our restaurant. Over 80 percent of the people who work here are queer. You are not f**king wanted in our restaurant, so get…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

Staff (2019-09-12). Another Flint? Newark, NJ, Faces Public Health Crisis over Lead Contamination in City's Water Supply. democracynow.org Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, but lead levels have spiked even higher in 2019. The crisis recently came to a head following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. New Jersey's political leaders are facing mounting criticism for their handling of the water crisis. Advocates say the city downplayed the severity of the problem for years and has been slow on solutions, comparing Newark's water crisis to Flint, Michigan. We speak…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-12). Spikes of Violence: Protest in West Papua. counterpunch.org Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers. Its Dutch colonial masters, in preparing to leave the region in the 1950s, left the ground fertile for a declaration of independence in 1961. Such a move did not sit well with More

CP Editor (2019-09-12). RIP Daniel Johnston. counterpunch.org

Jesse Jackson (2019-09-12). NFL's Depression-Era Ban on Black Players Lingers On in the Owners Box. counterpunch.org The National Football League season opened last week with a full slate of games. On the field, extraordinary athletes of all races and backgrounds competed with the same set of rules. Yet, it is worth noting that this has not always been the case — and that the legacy of discrimination has yet to be More

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-09-11). Democrats Somehow Frame John Bolton's Exit as a Bad Thing. theantimedia.com John Bolton is out as President Trump's National Security Advisor. Trump says he fired Bolton, Bolton says he offered to resign first.

The Canary (2019-09-11). Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after John Bolton firing. thecanary.co Iran's president has welcomed Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of his national security adviser, saying the US should "put warmongers aside" amid tensions in the Persian Gulf.Hassan Rouhani's remarks signalled approval after the US president forced out John Bolton, who had been hawkish on Iran and other global challenges.Rouhani's website quoted him as urging the US to "abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy" on Tehran.Ali Rabiei, a government spokesman, said after a cabinet meeting that Bolton's dismissal may help the US have a "less biased" attitude towards Iran.John Bolton (Evan Vucci/AP)The sudde…

RT (2019-09-11). Iran thaw coming? After firing chief hawk, Trump hints at lifting sanctions on Tehran. rt.com Days after saying he had "no problem" meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and soon after firing his hawkish adviser John Bolton, US President Donald Trump has hinted he may lift some sanctions on Tehran. | Iran has been under crippling US economic sanctions since the US unilaterally withdrew last May from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal). Relations between Washington and Tehran have since deteriorated, with the sanctions accompanied by a military buildup in the Persian Gulf and back-and-forth threats from both sides. | But, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trum…

WSWS (2019-09-11). Trump fires Bolton as national security advisor. wsws.org Disagreement over a proposed deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan was apparently the final straw in the internal White House conflict.

Tyler Durden (2019-09-11). Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes" theantimedia.com Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

2019-09-12: Social Media Postees

Exit John Bolton, but will that mean an end to his failed foreign policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-12
Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton was removed as the …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/12/exit-john-…

'Loser' v 'warmongering chickenhawk': 2 Republican lawmakers in epic Twitter beef
rt.com | 2019-09-12
A disagreement on 9/11 over John Bolton and US withdrawal from Afghanistan descended into a full-on Twitter war between Rep. Liz Cheney and Senator Rand Paul, in a sequel to the beef between their fathers over invading Iraq. | It all started when Paul (R-Kentucky) backed two state legislators who blasted Cheney (R-Wyoming) for demanding a more aggressive foreign policy. "Why do some neocons continue to advocate for endless wars?" he quipped. "Let's focus on America First, not Afghanistan!" | Cheney snapped back that she stands with Trump and US troops in not surrendering to terrorists, "unlike [Paul], who seem…
rt.com/usa/468710-paul-cheney-twitter-bo…

Will the US and Iran Resume Talks After John Bolton Is Ousted?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week.
truthout.org/video/will-the-us-and-iran-…

John Bolton's Living Obituary
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
"I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost." –John Bolton, in his Yale University 25th reunion book | Fitting words from the gold standard in Washington "chicken hawks." For John Bolton has made a career of sending other people's sons, daughters, husbands and wives to fight and die in wars just as ill-advised, immoral and unwinnable as the Vietnam conflict he consciously avoided by joining the Maryland National Guard. That the man has done so, with a straight, mustachioed face, for decades now is a testament to his truly remarkable lack o…
truthdig.com/articles/john-boltons-livin…

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/exit-john-bol…

'The Kissinger model': Trump set to expand Pompeo's powers to fill Bolton's shoes, say reports
rt.com | 2019-09-12
The White House may hand Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the additional role of national security adviser following John Bolton's departure, giving the ex-CIA director enormous power, insiders have warned. | Pompeo would continue to serve in his current position but would also assume Bolton's responsibilities, sources close to the discussion told CNN on Wednesday, adding that such a move could make Pompeo "too powerful for Trump's taste." The diplomat would become only the second person in US history to hold both posts simultaneously. The first, Henry Kissinger, wielded enormous power under Richard Nixon during…
rt.com/usa/468634-pompeo-bolton-adviser-…

Post-Bolton Thaw in US Relations with Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Hold the cheers! | The US has been hostile toward Iran since its 1979 revolution. It's hostile toward all nations it doesn't control. | Its imperial project calls for transforming them into US client states, pro-Western puppet rule replacing their sovereign independence, …
globalresearch.ca/post-bolton-thaw-us-re…

Netanyahu Risks Triggering an Unwinnable War to Avoid Losing Election
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
According to the Israeli media, two drones dispatched over Beirut late last month were intended to destroy Iranian-supplied equipment that would allow Hezbollah to manufacture precision-guided missiles. It was the first such Israeli attack on Lebanese soil since a ceasefire ended the 2006 war. Hezbollah and Israel have preferred to flex their muscles in neighbouring Syria, weakened after more than eight years of war.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/netanyahu-ri…

Hong Kong Protest Leader Hangs Out with White Helmets Boss
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Joshua Wong has recently been doing some flyin' around and hobnobbing with the rich, famous and powerful. He went to Berlin and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other 'pro-democracy' figures like Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-protest-lead…

Video: Color Revolution Comes to Hong Kong
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
The Hong Kong protests represent a major challenge not only to the authorities of Hong Kong itself, but also to Beijing, due to both their protracted nature and a high level of organization resembling the Kiev Maidan of 2013/14. | The …
globalresearch.ca/video-color-revolution…

We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-09-12
"This is definitely a next-level direct action. The urgency of climate change warrants such an attempt to disrupt business as usual… to make it impossible for people with decision making-power to go about their daily lives as if we are not in a climate emergency." That's what the New York Times printed about our plans to #ShutDownDC … | Continue reading "We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice"
strikedc.org/index.php/2019/09/12/weve-g…

Unsubmissive France summer school promotes Islamophobia
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
The move by considerable sections of LFI toward essentially racist positions underscores the reactionary character of its populist and nationalist political orientation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/lfii…

Yemen Continues Its Descent into Hell
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
The UN has called Yemen the "world's worst humanitarian crisis." Yemen relies on imports for 75% of its food. A coalition land, sea, and air blockade on Yemen has cut off desperately needed food and medicines. An outbreak of cholera affects half a million people. International aid group Save the Children has determined that as many as 85,000 children may have died from starvation and disease.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/yemen-contin…

How disinformation could sway the 2020 election
Paul M. Barrett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-12
In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. What the Russians used to accomplish this is called "disinformation," which is false or misleading content intended to deceive or promote discord. Now, with the first presidential primary vote only five months away, the public should be aware …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/12/how-disinf…

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

The New American Oil Empire Built on Sand. The "Fracking Revolution"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Over the course of the past decade the United States, following decades of relative stagnation in oil production, has surprised many to become the largest oil producer in the world, exceeding Russia as well as Saudi Arabia. | Latest daily production …
globalresearch.ca/new-american-oil-empir…

Trump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Certainly, there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the highly emotional but ultimately irrational "Trump …
globalresearch.ca/trump-russian-puppet/5…

Are India and Japan Challenging the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Russia's Far East?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Although the Russian Far East has huge investment potential in the fields of raw materials, mineral resources, fisheries, forestry's and tourism, it still remains a sparely populated area of only around 7 million people. With China, India, Japan, Indonesia and …
globalresearch.ca/india-japan-challengin…

Moscow Communists see vote increase after demanding democracy in Russia
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-12
LISBON, Portugal–Major gains in last Tuesday's Moscow municipal elections for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) followed weeks of protests in the capital in which party members participated. Thousands rallied and marched in Moscow demanding free elections and fair coverage of them by state-run television. Although Gennady Zyuganov, the party's leader, has been …
peoplesworld.org/article/moscow-communis…

EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 More Months
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Thursday that it extends for six months the sanctions against Russia arguing that this country has undermined Ukraine's sovereignty and independence. | RELATED: | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The EU sanctions, which are being extended until March 15, 2020, consist of the assets freezing and travel vans against 170 Russian individuals and 44 entities. | In addition to these measures, the European…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Extends-Econo…

Facebook sanctions Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu over hate speech violation
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
Facebook has sanctioned the page of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company's hate speech policy.Facebook said the social network had suspended for 24 hours the page's bot, or automated chat function.The page had called on voters to prevent the establishment of a government composed of "Arabs who want to destroy us all — women, children and men".The Facebook logo displayed on a smartphone (Dominic Lipinski/PA)…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/09/1…

With Trump in Office, Newspapers Increasingly Quoted Anti-Immigrant Groups Without Explaining Who They Were
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-09-12
A new study found that, as far-right groups gained influence in the halls of power, major newspapers quoted them without noting their nativist bent.
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/anti-immigra…

A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of …
globalresearch.ca/morning-afghanistan/56…

Observe 9/11 Anniversary by Calling for an End to the Afghan War
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
On the eve of the 18-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban completed nine rounds of peace talks with no deal. | Although they had reportedly reached …
globalresearch.ca/observe-911-anniversar…

Thousands Demand Justice for Killed Protesters in Sudan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December. | RELATED: | Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes | It was the first major protest since the signature last month of a power-sharing deal between the military and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Demand…

Venezuela: Military Exercises Against Colombian Aggression
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro launched the "Sovereignty and Peace 2019" military exercises along the Colombian border on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | "As of today # 10Sep, the 'Sovereignty and Peace 2019' border military exercises begin so that together, in the Civic-Military union, we can deploy all the defensive systems that guarantee the peace and tranquility of the Venezuelan people," said President Maduro via twitter. | On September 4,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Milita…

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike for Peace and Life
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) began Thursday a 24-hour national strike to protest against insecurity, violence and threats affecting social leaders and teachers. | RELATED: | Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America | "From different parts of the country, union leaders, educators and students demand the defense of the life and physical integrity of social leaders and ratify their support for the peace process," Fecode president Nelson Alarcon said and add…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Teache…

Venezuela: President Delivers House 2.8m to Family in Araure
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered Wednesday house number 2,800,000 in the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV) to a family of the town of Araure, located in the central western part of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | The GMVV, created in 2011 by late President Hugo Chavez, continues to guarantee dignified housing for all Venezuelans. | "In a beautiful event in Portuguese State, we handed over house number 2,800,000. An inc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Presid…

Mexico Rejects Decision to Invoke TIAR Over Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad reported on Thursday that his country strongly rejects the decision taken by 12 countries which invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to promote armed action against Venezuela. For such a decision means a threat to any other Latin American country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | Ebrard explained that TIAR, which was signed before the creation of the OAS, has "no reason to be in the w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Rejects-D…

Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires
Negin Owliaei | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what's popularly known as the "lungs of the Earth." On September 5, people around the globe stood …
globalresearch.ca/activists-follow-money…

Hostile UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. Totally Disregards US-NATO Crimes against Humanity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Established on August 22, 2011, around six months after US launched aggression on the country, the so-called "Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (COI)" is mandated to investigate war-related human rights abuses. | Instead, it produced over …
globalresearch.ca/syria-un-commission-in…

Debt-Entrapping: The US Student Loan Racket
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Entrapping students into longterm or permanent debt bondage is part of a government/corporate scheme to enrich private lenders. | Because of the high cost of higher education, millions of students need large loans to pay tuition, fees, and other expenses. | Some …
globalresearch.ca/debt-entrapping-the-us…

The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-w…

9/11, Osamagate and The "Blowback"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Author's Note | The article below entitled "Osamagate" was first published on October 9, 2001, two days after the onslaught of the bombing campaign directed against Afghanistan. | Within hours of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden was identified as the architect …
globalresearch.ca/9-11-osamagate-and-the…

Activist artists expose the dark reality of war to resist UK arms fair
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
As The Canary has been reporting, the first two weeks of September have seen an explosion of resistance and rebellion against the UK's arms industry. Among the actions has been a series of artistic events called Art the Arms Fair, designed to reveal and resist one of the world's largest arms fairs, Defence and Security Equipment International ( DSEI).The Cana…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/09/12/activist…

Spikes of Violence: Protest in West Papua
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers. Its Dutch colonial masters, in preparing to leave the region in the 1950s, left the ground fertile for a declaration of independence in 1961. Such a move did not sit well with…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/spikes-of-vi…

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and more intentional, reckless, and malevolent, or intentionally, recklessly,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/nonviolence-…

Biden to Square Off Against Warren in Democrat Debate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
The two leading Democratic contenders for the U.S. presidency, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, are scheduled to square off in a debate in Houston Thursday for the first time since they announced their candidacy. | RELATED: | Elizabeth Warren Held Secret Talks With Hillary Clinton: Report | The Democratic debate, which is the third this year, will spotlight the party's ideological divisions, with moderate front-runner Biden at center stage flanked by progressives Warren and Ber…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biden-to-Square-…

The Mainstream Media's Appetite for War is Insatiable
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
On the 18th anniversary of he 9/11 attacks, all our political press can do is fret over our "overly hastly" withdrawal from Afghanistan.
truthdig.com/articles/the-mainstream-med…

The Insurance Industry's War of Words Against Medicare-for-All
Roger Bybee | progressive.org | 2019-09-12
Why are we seeing all the hand-wringing about "losing" private insurance when so many people's experiences with it are so negative?
progressive.org/dispatches/insurance-war…

The Psychotic Impacts of Stalking, Electronic Surveillance, Harassment and Wiretaps: The Neuro-Behavioral Symptoms
B.L. Love | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
There is a phenomenon being reported by numerous people worldwide. A growing number of citizens are becoming aware of being stalked, surveilled and manipulated possibly by their own government, other organizations or even individuals. The resulting symptoms include, but are …
globalresearch.ca/alternatives-psychotic…

The Four Storms of the Apocalypse: Katrina, Sandy, Maria and Dorian
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
The history of the United States remains shrouded in the fog of myth and overlain by the mists of time. Here in the stygian gloom, its founding looms as the triumph of freedom over tyranny; its slaveholding the reasonable exploitation of an inferior race; its civil war the singular triumph of a great president; its…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/the-four-sto…

Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Israel has illegally occupied and built settlements in the West Bank, as well as in Syria's Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, since capturing them in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/isra…

With union support, Trudeau's big business Liberals vie for re-election in fall vote
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Whichever party or combination of parties forms Canada's government after October 21, it will be a government of austerity, reaction and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/elec…

Afghanistan: 18 Years of US-NATO Occupation. The Decision to Invade Afghanistan was Taken on 9/12
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
18 years after NATO's invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the 9/11 and Al Qaeda lies that were used to justify the war have disappeared. | Now the truth about oil and gas, mineral wealth, opium and naked imperial ambition are all …
globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-18-years-o…

Australian establishment demands removal of alleged "pro-China" member of parliament
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Gladys Liu has views that are at odds with the propaganda being promoted in Australia to justify the alliance with US imperialism and war preparations against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/auch…

France Finds Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Guilty in Beating Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
A Saudi princess was found guilty by a French court Thursday of beating a workman inside her luxury flat in Paris. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, was found to be complicit in violence with a deadly weapon and complicit in the kidnapping of a workman in her flat. | The French court sentenced the Saudi princess to a ten-month suspended prison sentence…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Finds-Sau…

Trump's Taliban Talks Led by Neocon Operation Cyclone Agent & PNAC Member
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-12
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, the top American official in the negotiations, has been quietly overseeing the destruction of Afghanistan for most of his political career — longer than the Taliban has existed as an organization.
mintpressnews.com/trump-taliban-talks-ne…

The Koch Brothers Are Even Worse Than You Think
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
The phrase "The Koch Brothers" has become a shorthand for the insidious spread of radical right-wing power in America. But even those of us who devoured Jane Mayer's book " Dark Money," as well as the work of other journalists who illuminated the reach of billionaires Charles and the recently deceased David Koch, including their massive network of conservative and libertarian Political Action Committees and the lobbying efforts of those PACs, might have only a glimmer of an idea of the size and scope of Koch Industries…
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Another 64,000 reasons to get rid of the Tories ASAP
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
The government has confirmed plans for this autumn's badger cull. As many as 64,000 animals will be killed across 43 areas running the length of England. This would be twice the number killed last year and would almost double the total killed since the cull began in…
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Argentina Returns to Capital Controls
Kavaljit Singh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
On September 1, the Argentine government led by President Mauricio Macri imposed capital controls in a bid to stem the fall in the foreign exchange reserves and the peso currency. This unexpected move was initiated soon after the authorities spent …
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Britain's Snap Election — Powered by a "Tory Crime Syndicate"
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Will there be a snap-election or not — that is the big question right now. The earliest date is now mid-November. Whatever happens, money needs to be raised for campaigning. Theresa May's snap election cost over £18million and she lost …
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September 11, 2001: 21 Reasons to Question the Official Story about 9/11
David Ray Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
First published on September 11, 2008 | *** | Note: Although the points are stated briefly, I give in each case the pages in my most recent book–"The New Pearl Harbor Revisited"–where the issue is documented and discussed more extensively. | (1) Although …
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Al Qaeda: The Data Base
Pierre-Henri Bunel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Osama bin Laden with Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1979 (source unconfirmed) | Global Research Editor's Note | This article originally published by Global Research in 2005 sheds light on the nature of Al Qaeda, an intelligence construct used by Washington to destabilize and destroy …
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Weakening U.S. Shale Productivity "Very Bullish" for Oil Prices
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
After years of improvements in drilling techniques and impressive "efficiency gains," there is now evidence that the U.S. shale industry is reaching the end of the road on well productivity. | A report earlier this month from Raymond James & Associates …
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"Low-quality Scientific Advice" on GMOs: New EU Study Endorses Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize MON810
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
In a new peer-reviewed paper, the GMO Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stands accused of giving "low-quality scientific advice" in its favourable opinion on the cultivation in the European Union of Monsanto/Bayer's GM Bt insecticidal maize …
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"USA Pretend" Unmasked
S. Brian Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
There was a moment in Viet Nam when I questioned whether everything I had been taught about "America" was one big fabricated lie — a huge pretend. It was April 1969, witnessing the aftermath of the bombings of supposed military targets. They were inhabited villages where virtually everyone perished from low flying bombings, that included napalming.
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Assad Government Saves Christianity in Syria
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Syria is being reborn, and its religious pluralism is being resurrected, sometimes literally from the ashes. | The ancient town of Maaloula, where Aramaic, the language of Christ, is still spoken, where St. Takla miraculously cured the sick, where NATO's takfiri …
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The Pompeo Doctrine
Michael T. Klare | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-12
Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the c, he has a lot more than buying …
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The Pompeo Doctrine Is a Formula for Catastrophe in the Arctic
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of…
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Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model
William Minter | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Aircastle Ltd. is not a household name, but if you've flown on South African Airways, KLM, or any of more than 80 other airlines, you've probably traveled on an airplane the Connecticut-based company owns and manages. The company ¥s business model is based on buying, selling, and leasing aircraft worldwide. Its corporate structure minimizes the payment…
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NFL's Depression-Era Ban on Black Players Lingers On in the Owners Box
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
The National Football League season opened last week with a full slate of games. On the field, extraordinary athletes of all races and backgrounds competed with the same set of rules. Yet, it is worth noting that this has not always been the case — and that the legacy of discrimination has yet to be…
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Confuse, Then Blame the Public: Facebook Dodges Regulation With Wall Street's Tactics
Max Moran | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Facebook fulfilled an old promise last month in the most Facebook way possible: by sounding nice on paper and glossing over the details. Their new privacy tools are a laughably inefficient and insufficient set of measures, because fundamentally, they're not trying to actually solve the stated problem: Facebook's surveillance-based business model. It's more proof that…
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Treadmill of Magic Seeds and Broken Promises: Dismantling the Myth of Bt Cotton Success in India
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Political posturing aligned with commercial interests means that truth is becoming a casualty in the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops in India. The industry narrative surrounding Bt cotton is that it has been a great success. The current Modi-led administration is parroting this claim and argues its success must be replicated by adopting a…
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RIP Daniel Johnston
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
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Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Revelations of state foreknowledge of the terror attack in Barcelona point to the premeditated, counterrevolutionary class policy pursued by the financial aristocracy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/pub3…

'The Goldfinch' Flutters but Doesn't Take Wing
Carrie Rickey | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
Back in 17th-century Holland, "The Goldfinch," a diminutive trompe l'oeil painting by Carel Fabritius, depicted a colorful house pet chained to its feeder. Shortly after the painting was made, Fabritius, 32, died in a 1654 munitions explosion in Delft. Yet the painting survived. | Fabritius and Donna Tartt's 2014 novel, "The Goldfinch," have in common the painting and an explosion. Her Dickensian page-turner follows a 13-year-old who sees the painting with his mother at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art moments before a terrorist bomb levels a wing of the museum. Yet painting–and boy–survive. | Na…
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German Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Greens negotiating right-wing coalition agreement in Saxony
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
A new coalition would continue the right-wing policies pursued by the former CDU/SPD government, which strengthened the far-right Alternative for Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/saxo…

YouTubers arrested for trespassing near Area 51 ahead of planned 'invasion' of secret base
rt.com | 2019-09-12
Two Dutch YouTubers have been arrested after entering a secure US government area in the Nevada desert while in search of Area 51. | The Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Ties Granzier and his friend Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, after they were found filming about three miles inside the Nevada National Security Site, which is approximately 10 miles from Area 51. | The site is a secure area where US government researchers are known to carry out top-secret nuclear experiments. | | © Nye County Sheriff's Office | Nye County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Granzier and…
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Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
A legal challenge that argued the government's Brexit strategy will damage the North of Ireland peace process has been dismissed.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast's High Court on Thursday morning on three joined cases against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the UK's departure from the European Union.The trio of challenges contended that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process and which underpin cross-border co-operation between the two nations.But the judge, in his written rul…
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Gates Foundation Award for Indian PM and 'Despot-in-the-Making' Narendra Modi Draws Anger From Rights Advocates
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
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'A Solution for All Generations': With Plan for Social Security Expansion, Warren Demands Rich Pay Fair Share to Lift 5 Million Out of Poverty
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
In her latest proposal to require the wealthiest Americans to contribute far more of their vast resources to benefit working families, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan to expand Social Security benefits for senior citizens and future generations after retirement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Total Dirtbag Move': Biden Surrogate Ed Rendell Pens 11th Hour Attack on Warren Before Debate
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
"The problem with Rendell's long track record is that it's just too easy to dive in and unearth examples of his own hypocrisy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Japan's New Environmental Minister Calls for Closing Down All Nuclear Reactors to Prevent Another Disaster Like Fukushima
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
Japan's new environmental minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, called Wednesday for permanently shutting down the nation's nuclear reactors to prevent a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, comments that came just a day after Koizumi's predecessor recommended dumping more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the power plant into the Pacific Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes!
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area | indybay.org | 2019-09-12
Union Square, San Francisco…
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BDS in Canada
David Kattenburg | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
A recent ruling by the Federal Court of Canada declaring 'Product of Israel' labels on West Bank settlement wines to be "false, misleading and deceptive" has thrown Canada's pro-Israel community into a tizzy. In full court press-mode, Canadian Zionist groups are arguing that the ruling bolsters the "anti-Semitic" Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and…
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Thursday's Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, 'UNComplicated' airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-12
A recap of Thursday's top stories: UN Chief's global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation 'accelerates' towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New 'UNComplicated' podcast launches.
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South-South Cooperation 'accelerates' us toward 2030 goals, UN Chief says on International Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-12
Collaboration among countries of the global south offers a "unique pathway" that accelerates us towards the key 2030 sustainable development targets, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, told a commemorative event for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Thursday.
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China-India Relations Are Real Shaky Ahead of President Xi's Unconfirmed Visit Next Month
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Chinese-Indian relations are worsening after reckless statements by the latter's media and officials, proving that ties between the two Asian Great Powers are much shakier than either side publicly acknowledges and thus raising the risk that President Xi's unconfirmed visit …
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The growth of Extinction Rebellion in Australia
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-12
climate action Extinction Rebellion Australia Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1237 AustraliaSeptember 12, 2019What began as a series of symbols with cryptic messages about climate change plastered on poster poles in the suburbs and protests by as few as…
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On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About 'Premature' End to Afghan War
Joshua Cho | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
Not only do corporate media credulously assume that the US has always been interested in peace, conveniently forgetting that the US rejected offers from the Taliban to hand Osama bin Laden over and surrender soon after the invasion. (Photo: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Mark Fayloga) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why I'm Currently Blocking the Largest Oil Export Channel in the U.S
PIPER | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
We're in a climate emergency and we must resist. (Photo: Twitter/Greenpeace USA) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Can Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Dent Biden's Electability Edge?
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
If he can be made to look hesitant, frail, and confused, that is likely to spark some fear in Biden supporters that he simply wouldn't be able to handle a gruelling campaign and presidency. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Child Abuse as Official Government Policy
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…
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More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border
David Bacon | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border…
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'Justice is Indivisible':The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-12
While Palestinians and other Arab communities are genuinely angry regarding the violent mistreatment of women, others have simply found another platform to indict Islam and condemn Arab society.
mintpressnews.com/justice-indivisiblethe…

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
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Netanyahu Faces Global Condemnation for Plan to Annex West Bank
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. N…
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'Bigoted trash!' Transgender coffee shop employee fired for kicking out conservative customer
rt.com | 2019-09-12
A coffee shop in Nebraska has fired a transgender employee after she began "yelling profanities" at a regular customer over their conservative and "bigoted" political beliefs. | The customer, Marilyn Synek, 23, who works for the Nebraska Family Alliance, said the employee asked her to leave the Cultiva Espresso & Crepes premises and warned that she would be "denied service" if she ever returned, due to her conservative opinions. | "You are f**king bigoted trash, and we do not want you in our restaurant. Over 80 percent of the people who work here are queer. You are not f**king wanted in our restaurant, so get…
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Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolt…

Another Flint? Newark, NJ, Faces Public Health Crisis over Lead Contamination in City's Water Supply
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, but lead levels have spiked even higher in 2019. The crisis recently came to a head following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. New Jersey's political leaders are facing mounting criticism for their handling of the water crisis. Advocates say the city downplayed the severity of the problem for years and has been slow on solutions, comparing Newark's water crisis to Flint, Michigan. We speak…
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Iran thaw coming? After firing chief hawk, Trump hints at lifting sanctions on Tehran
rt.com | 2019-09-11
Days after saying he had "no problem" meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and soon after firing his hawkish adviser John Bolton, US President Donald Trump has hinted he may lift some sanctions on Tehran. | Iran has been under crippling US economic sanctions since the US unilaterally withdrew last May from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal). Relations between Washington and Tehran have since deteriorated, with the sanctions accompanied by a military buildup in the Persian Gulf and back-and-forth threats from both sides. | But, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trum…
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New season of Amazon's Jack Ryan focused on Venezuela denounced as 'over-the-top and ridiculous' U.S. propaganda
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-11
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton. | Source…
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Democrats Somehow Frame John Bolton's Exit as a Bad Thing
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-11
John Bolton is out as President Trump's National Security Advisor. Trump says he fired Bolton, Bolton says he offered to resign first.

Democrats Somehow Frame John Bolton’s Exit as a Bad Thing

Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after John Bolton firing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-11
Iran's president has welcomed Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of his national security adviser, saying the US should "put warmongers aside" amid tensions in the Persian Gulf.Hassan Rouhani's remarks signalled approval after the US president forced out John Bolton, who had been hawkish on Iran and other global challenges.Rouhani's website quoted him as urging the US to "abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy" on Tehran.Ali Rabiei, a government spokesman, said after a cabinet meeting that Bolton's dismissal may help the US have a "less biased" attitude towards Iran.John Bolton (Evan Vucci/AP)The sudde…
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Trump fires Bolton as national security advisor
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
Disagreement over a proposed deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan was apparently the final straw in the internal White House conflict.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/bolt…

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-11
Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"

On the anniversary of 9/11, let's remember that conspiracy theories are counterproductive
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-09-11
Wednesday September 11, 2019 marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center 'Twin Towers' in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. In the 18 years that have passed since that day in 2001, countless conspiracy theories have arisen that reject the mainstream account of what happened and who was responsible. Some of the conspiracies come from the lunatic…
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Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
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The Need for Non-Violence in Hong Kong
Jonathan Power | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-11
The gloves are off in Hong Kong. Judging from the pictures on today's BBC News the police no longer have any compunction about beating protestors. Ironically, they don't appear to get close to the fringe of protestors who are using violent tactics. Rather they are swinging their batons left right and centre at any young…
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