Daily Archives: September 24, 2019

2019-09-24: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-25). As Democrats begin Trump impeachment, key 'Russiagate' case may be imploding. rt.com President Donald Trump's security adviser Michael Flynn was the first casualty of 'Russiagate' impeachment push, but the case against him seems weaker than ever, after a federal judge voided the conviction of his business partner. | Flynn, a retired general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was forced to resign in February 2017, after less than two weeks of serving as national security adviser. He was snared in an FBI perjury trap as part of surveillance of the Trump campaign — which was predicated on claims it was "colluding" with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. | Though t…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-24). 'Nobody Is Above the Law': Pelosi Announces Official Trump Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org "I'm announcing the U.S. House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Nichols (2019-09-24). Impeachment Is the Cure for a Constitutional Crisis. thenation.com Impeachment Is the Cure for a Constitutional Crisis…

RT (2019-09-24). Pelosi announces IMPEACHMENT inquiry over Ukraine call, Trump says it will help him win elections. rt.com President Donald Trump has called a looming impeachment inquiry against him a "positive," saying it will help him "win the election." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the investigation shortly afterwards. | Speaking to reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump said that impeachment would be "a positive for me," adding "we will win the election." | Democrats in Congress have threatened to impeach Trump countless times already – sometimes for non-offenses like "being such good friends with Putin," or making up mean…

teleSUR (2019-09-24). US: House Democrats Begin Official Trump Impeachment Inquiry. telesurenglish.net United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Impeachment Talks Get Louder Over Trump's Ukraine Call | "The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," Pelosi said in a brief speech on Capitol Hill. | The Ho…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-24). Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Fields: a False Flag? dissidentvoice.org On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a few drones — were they drones or long-range missiles? — hit the Saudis most important two oil fields, set them ablaze, apparently knocking out half of the Saudi crude production but measured in terms of world production it is a mere 5%. Could be made up in no …

Staff (2019-09-24). The Near Future Could Be Hotter Than Anyone Expected. truthdig.com We could in the near future be experiencing much more heat than we now expect. As carbon dioxide levels rise, global warming could accelerate, rather than merely keep pace with the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. | This is a lesson to be drawn from new computer simulations of the conditions that must have precipitated a dramatic shift in global climate 56 million years ago, when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose at least 1000 parts per million (ppm) and perhaps substantially higher. | For most of human history, carb…

RT (2019-09-24). 'Billionaires should not exist': Is Bernie Sanders' wealth tax too extreme for America? rt.com Democrat 2020 contender Bernie Sanders has unveiled an ambitious wealth tax proposal, promising to slash the fortunes of America's uber-rich. Is his plan an existential threat to the wealthy or mere election bluster? | The Vermont senator unveiled his plan on Tuesday, declaring on Twitter afterwards that "billionaires should not exist." If implemented, his 'Tax on Extreme Wealth' would see a progressive tax applied to couples with a net worth of $32 million, or singles with a worth of at least $16 million. These groups would give the government a one-percent cut of their fortune annually, while those with asse…

Betsey Piette (2019-09-24). Youth lead as millions march in Global Climate Strike. workers.org Sept. 20 — Around the world today, it's estimated that 4 million people took to the streets in an unprecedented Global Climate Strike, led for the most part by youth under 18. Many students walked out of school in unexcused absences, while others came with teachers or parents. Many young . . . | Continue reading Youth lead as millions march in Global Climate Strike at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-09-24). 8000 march at Youth Climate Strike in St. Paul, MN. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – More than 8000 students, youth and their supporters marched to the State Capitol, September 20, joining the global Youth Climate Strike. As the protest poured onto the capitol grounds, they chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has got to go," and "There is no planet B!" They joined millions from around the world. | Daylon Prochaska, a Chaska High School student and member of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike who helped organize the Twin Cities school walkout, stated, "Never has there been such an incredible mobilization here and on international the scale or ever in the history of the world." | Aft…

Naomi Klein (2019-09-24). Only a Green New Deal can douse the fires of eco-fascism. mronline.org ORGANIZERS ARE EXPECTING huge numbers to turn out for the Global Climate Strike, beginning on September 20 and continuing through September 27. It builds on the first global climate strike, which took place on March 15, and attracted an estimated 1.6 million young people, who walked out of class at schools on every continent. | Source

Staff (2019-09-24). Greta Thunberg's Magic Word: Strike! therealnews.com Re-posted with permission from: johnhalle.com By John Halle For some of us who were there, Friday's Climate Strike brought back memories of Feb. 15, 2003 when one to two million of us flooded the streets of New York City. It was a huge organizational success, over 3000 groups collaborating to bring together what remains the…

Ilana Novick (2019-09-24). Bernie Sanders: There Should Be No Billionaires. truthdig.com Even as Sen. Bernie Sanders' progressive platform polls well among Democratic voters, consistently ranking second after Joe Biden, and even as he draws large crowds at rallies and lands 1 million donors (according to the Sanders campaign), his opponents respond with the same refrain: H0.ow is he going to pay for his plans like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal? | On Tuesday, Sanders answered, with "a tax on extre…

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-09-24). Climate actions draw tens of thousands in northern California. peoplesworld.org SAN FRANCISCO — The heart of this city rang with their chants Sept. 20, as young climate strikers and their older allies packed its main thoroughfare, Market Street, demanding that political and corporate leaders at home and around the world act quickly and boldly to halt and reverse the mounting environmental destruction threatening Planet Earth. …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-24). Extinction Rebellion: Leaving it to the Students. counterpunch.org The protestor of school age sported a placard featuring a distorted caricature of Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison: "Scomo was liking it hot". A glorious spring day, and a gathering was already fussing and buzzing outside the Victorian State Library and students were striking. The placard image was one that toasted both ways — looking More

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (2019-09-24). The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing Climate, Extinction Rebellion debate. | Who is funding the "Protest Movement" | "Beginning in the 1980s, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund became leading advocates of the global …

teleSUR (2019-09-24). 32 People Arrested At Climate Change Protest in Washington DC. telesurenglish.net At least 32 Extinction Rebellion activists were arrested in Washington D.C. on Monday as they were performing the "Tell the Truth" rally, an action aimed at pressuring U.S. politicians to tackle global climate change. | RELATED: | Poorest Countries Pay Financial, Human Cost of Climate Crisis: Oxfam | The Democratic Socialists of America, Extinction Rebellion,…

Staff (2019-09-24). Roger Waters: We're Ignoring One of Humanity's Biggest Threats. truthdig.com DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Harold Square in Manhattan. | I'm here today with legendary musician Roger Waters, also known widely around the world for his peace activism and his activism for human rights. We are here for the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine and Save The Planet. Thank you very much for joining us, Roger. | ROGER WATERS: Not at all. | DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Roger, the relationship between one of the major existential threats of our time, climate change, and militarism is not as well-known as the relationship between militarism a…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-24). Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare. globalresearch.ca 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Ted Rall (2019-09-24). Left, Center and Right: We're All in Denial About Climate Change. counterpunch.org The political left, center and right do share something in common in today's polarized America: we're all in denial. The first step in 12-step programs begins with admitting that you have a problem for a reason: you can't tackle a challenge whose existence you refuse to acknowledge. "From a psychoanalytical viewpoint, denial is a pathological, More

commondreams (2019-09-24). U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-09-24). Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis. therealnews.com Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.

patrick (2019-09-24). StrikeDC — Friday, September 27. strikedc.org On Monday, 2,000 of us took to the streets of Washington, DC shutting down key intersections and disrupting business as usual to demand an immediate end to the age of fossil fuels, and a swift and just transition to renewable energy. A broad coalition of climate and social justice groups fanned out across downtown D.C. … | Continue reading "StrikeDC — Friday, September 27"

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-09-24). Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. | In her letter Von Werlhof says that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following the publication of her letter, Silvia Terribili, of Onda Italia interviewed …

Evelyn Leopold (2019-09-24). How Serious People Planned to Avert Climate Catastrophe at the UN (While Trump Hung Out in the Basement). commondreams.org Trump spent most of the day at an event on religious discrimination, held in a basement room and not attended by many world leaders but appreciated by American evangelists. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nicole Rogers (2019-09-24). Activists are using the climate emergency as a new legal defense to justify law-breaking. nationofchange.org The phrase "climate emergency" became part of the political lexicon this year. Governments at all levels made declarations of a climate emergency, as did various organisations such as the Australian Medical Association. Even the Pope joined in. | But what has this meant in practical terms? Very little so far, given the continuing rise in global greenhouse gas emissions. | For instance, the Canadian government's decision to triple the capacity of an oil pipeline one day after acknowledging the climate emergency suggests the declarations have rhetor…

Sean Stinson (2019-09-24). Inglorious Revolution: The Greening of Business as Usual. dissidentvoice.org I want to make it absolutely clear from the outset of this piece that I am not a climate skeptic. To me it seems axiomatic that when you burn stuff, you produce heat. Humans have been burning stuff since they discovered fire, and heating the planet at an exponential rate since the the dawn of …

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-24). 'How dare you!' We can't ignore Greta Thunberg's powerful and important challenge. thecanary.co On 23 September, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit. In just four minutes, she spoke more sense than most adults about the devastating impact of climate breakdown. And her challenge to world leaders, and indeed all adults, is something we can't ignore. | How dare you!: | "

ADMIN (2019-09-24). "People are suffering. People are dying": Greta Thunberg opens up the UN Climate Action Summit with passionate speech. nationofchange.org "How dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."

GRAIN (2019-09-24). Step Aside Agribusiness, It's Time for Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org The industrial food system only exists today because of the support it gets from governments which march in lockstep with corporate lobbyists. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Natasha Lennard (2019-09-24). Ecocide Should Be Recognized As a Crime Against Humanity, But We Can't Wait for The Hague to Judge. theintercept.com Climate justice won't be possible without bringing down the powerful actors standing in the way of cutting emissions and production.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-09-24). Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians. mintpressnews.com The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia's economy.

John Catalinotto (2019-09-24). U.S. sends troops to Gulf region, threatens new war. workers.org Sept. 22 — The Pentagon announced Sept. 20 that it will "deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates." This deployment is allegedly in response to a missile attack the weekend before that stopped half of Saudi daily oil production and temporarily . . . | Continue reading U.S. sends troops to Gulf region, threatens new war at Workers.org

Chandra Muzaffar (2019-09-24). Iran: Neither Military Action Nor Economic Sanctions. counterpunch.org It would be utterly immoral of the United States to launch a military attack upon Iran if it is true that one of the missiles that destroyed an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on the 14th of September 2019 had a casing bearing a number that suggested that the weapon was manufactured for NATO forces. More

Melvin Goodman (2019-09-24). The Central Role of the Whistleblower. counterpunch.org The fortuitous emergence of a courageous whistleblower in the Trump White House and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore's pathetically ill-informed review of Edward Snowden's recent book, "Permanent Record," are important reminders of the central and difficult role of whistleblowers in any successful effort to restore our democracy. The information provided by whistleblowers is key to the work of congressional oversight; investigative journalism; and informed political debate. Whistleblowers contributed to the knowledge of the crimes of the intelligence community during the Vietnam War and the exposure of Iran-contra,…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-09-24). Why a War Against Iran Will be the "Nail in a Coffin" for U.S. Hegemony in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca First published in July 2019 | President Donald Trump was recently interviewed on Fox Business and was asked about Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's statement calling the White House "Mentally Retarded" and if the U.S. was going to have a war …

Staff (2019-09-24). Trump Unleashed Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz by Scuttling the Iran Deal. therealnews.com Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich untangles the complexities, analyzes what we face, and what the future may bring.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-24). Hot and Cold Tensions, What Iran and the US Offer Their Allies: Tehran's Multiple Messages. globalresearch.ca The alternately hot and cold tension between the US and Iran is evolving on the Middle Eastern stage where Tehran is hitting its enemies (on its own and with the help of its allies) without causing the death of a …

Robert Fisk (2019-09-24). As Netanyahu's Power in the Middle East Wanes, Trump Has to Find His Own Way to Deal with Iran. counterpunch.org There is an extraordinary irony in the fate of both Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran. The first has been captaining the Titanic, in the words of one Israeli academic, through the past couple of days. The second — a rather better captain, it might be said — has been captaining a couple of tankers in and out of the More

Tim Radford (2019-09-24). US bird numbers drop by nearly 3 billion in 48 years. nationofchange.org America's birds have taken wing. Ornithologists calculate that in the past 48 years, total US bird numbers, reckoned together with Canada's, have fallen drastically. There are now 2.9 billion birds fewer haunting North America's marshes, forests, prairies, deserts and snows than there were in 1970. That is, more than one in four has flown away, perhaps forever. | Birds are one of the better observed species. Enthusiastic amateurs and trained professionals have been carefully keeping note of bird numbers and behaviour for a century o…

GMWatch (2019-09-24). Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in the US? Trump Ally Pushes for Permit. globalresearch.ca Documents obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show a lobbyist and leading Trump fundraiser, his billionaire friend who owns the GM mosquito firm Oxitec, and the US EPA's then boss met to discuss how to forward Oxitec's …

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Minnesota: Protesters demand end to human rights violations in Kashmir. fightbacknews.org Columbia Heights, MN – Nearly 400 people protested along Central Ave on September 22 to demand an end to the atrocities being committed against Muslims in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing government. | On August 5, the Indian government announced its decision to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir special status, which allowed the region to govern its affairs autonomously in all areas except defense, communication and foreign policy. | Currently, Kashmir is under media blackout, with the cutting of phone, internet and TV access with very li…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-24). Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir: India's "Economic Opening" Has "Closed Off Kashmir" globalresearch.ca The following is the speech that Andrew Korybko gave at the "Humanitarian Crisis In Kashmir: Paths To A Resolution" conference that was held in Moscow on 23 September. | We're here today to draw attention to what's been happening in Indian-Occupied …

Staff (2019-09-24). The US Border Is Much Bigger Than You Think — and Not Just Because of Trump. truthout.org | | The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, "There's an immigration checkpoint up ahead. Does everyone have their papers?" | We were just north of the Guatemalan border, outside the town of Ciudad Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There were 10 of us in the van: a family of eight from nearby Monte Rico, Guatemala, photojournalist Jeff Abbott, and me. The driver pointed to the road blockade, already in sight. From a backseat, I could…

Ramona Wadi (2019-09-24). Human Rights Rhetoric at the UN Is Not Enough to Combat the US Blockade on Cuba. globalresearch.ca The latest tightening of US sanctions on Cuba which have led to a fuel crisis in the country, expose the futility of UN diplomacy when it comes to upholding its own definitions of international law. Since 1962, Cuba has been …

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-24). Media Continue to Push Misinformation About Venezuela and Drug Trafficking. fair.org The Wall Street Journal ( 9/15/19) claims that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez "ordered his top lieutenants to work with Colombian Marxist guerrillas to flood the US with cocaine in his government's efforts to combat the Bush administration." | In recent years, Western corporate journalists have turned to systematically citing unnamed sources and secret documents from the US national security state. Indeed, one would be forgiven for thinking it was standard operating procedure. | Th…

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-24). Russia's Middle East Strategy: "Balance" vs. "Betrayal"? globalresearch.ca There's an intense debate raging within the Alternative and Independent media over whether Russia's contemporary Mideast strategy amounts to "balancing" or "betraying" the Resistance given the Eurasian Great Power's extremely close military cooperation with "Israel" in Syria. | The Freakish Fusion …

Aaron Maté (2019-09-24). Cracks emerge in NATO confrontation of Russia. thegrayzone.com Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West. Guest: …

Joshua Hanks (2019-09-24). Portland demands ICE Off Greyhound buses! workers.org Portland picket of Greyhound demands an end to collusion with ICE and CBP. The Portland branch of Workers World Party organized a protest Sept. 21 against Greyhound's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol. A crowd of several dozen people gathered on a corner in the . . . | Continue reading Portland demands ICE Off Greyhound buses! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-09-24). Sanctions Hinder Possibility of Elections: Venezuelan Opposition. telesurenglish.net Leaders of Venezuela's opposition parties have hailed results from the formal dialogue with the government, calling it a peaceful route out of adversity while also calling U.S. sanctions a threat to any early elections, and demanding that they be lifted. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | Venezuela's Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, along with opposition figure Timoteo Zambrano, gave a brief press conference Monday in w…

Leonardo Flores (2019-09-24). Dialogue in Venezuela is a Missed Opportunity for Democrats. globalresearch.ca President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties. These events offer insight …

teleSUR (2019-09-24). Uruguay Withdraws From TIAR After Activation Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, announced the withdrawal of his country from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), after its activation on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR | The treaty has been denounced as a means of approving U.S. intervention in Latin America. Nin Novoa commented tuesday saying "We withdrew from the treaty for the obsolete and inappropriate use of it" | Con…

teleSUR (2019-09-24). Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday. telesurenglish.net Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro informed Monday that as part of the deal reached with opposition parties the parliamentary bloc of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) will return to the country's National Assembly on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Uruguay to Leave TIAR If Military Intervention Approved Against Venezuela | "Let's go to the debate," Maduro said on state television urging the "whole country to support the nationa…

Ben Norton (2019-09-24). Bomb-plotting extremist American soldier tried to join US-backed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine. thegrayzone.com A far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb attacks sought to join Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion,…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-24). The Syria you won't see: Max Blumenthal on visiting Damascus after the proxy war. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses his reporting trip to Damascus in the aftermath of Syria's proxy war. Blumenthal interviewed residents…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-24). Full Spectrum Dominance: The US Demonizes "Invented Enemies" globalresearch.ca Hegemon USA needs enemies to advance its imperial aims. None exist so they're invented. | The scheme is all about pursuing what the Pentagon's May 2000 Joint Vision 2020 called "full-spectrum dominance." | It refers to unchallenged US control over planet earth, …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-24). Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine. mintpressnews.com A Gantz-led government will possess the needed political legitimacy, popular mandate and strategic tools to achieve what Netanyahu couldn't: a war on Gaza, and annexation of the West Bank.

Staff (2019-09-24). Whistleblowers Save our Democracy, Says Daniel Ellsberg. therealnews.com Trump has been exposed by leakers and might face consequences, and Edward Snowden has published a book. Daniel Ellsberg reflects on the bravery of exposing the truth.

John Bachtell (2019-09-24). Gun Violence Memorial Project allows victims to speak, even in death. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—"Kaylyn was visiting my parents. She was coming home when she was shot in a drive-by shooting," said Alan Scott softly, the painful memory plainly etched in his voice. His daughter, Kaylyn Nicole Pryor, was a student at Robert Morris College when she was killed in 2015. Scott had come to the opening of the …

Miko Peled (2019-09-24). Post-Election Horse-Trading Begins in Israel and All Outcomes Spell More Trouble for Palestinians. mintpressnews.com There are two diametrically opposed approaches to viewing Israeli elections — one that focuses on reality, with Israel being a perpetrator of the destruction of Palestine for over seven decades, and one that focuses on gossip, which asks which war criminals will be prime minister.

T.P. Wilkinson (2019-09-24). Stop Press: Imperial Observations. dissidentvoice.org Today I was walking toward the restaurant where I always take luncheon on Tuesdays. I passed the Cafe Imperio in the same street. Since I was thinking about a talk I am to give in Macau the term "empire" crossed my mind more than once. The sign of the Cafe Imperio also said it was …

Thomas Klikauer (2019-09-24). Propaganda and Politics in the USA, UK and Australia. counterpunch.org Two weeks ago, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has analysed the link between politics and the media in three countries — the UK, USA and Australia. In all three countries, Rupert Murdoch's media empire has achieved a decisive influence. Among many others in Murdoch's global media empire, Murdoch runs The Sun in the UK, More

John Feffer (2019-09-24). The Collapse of the East Asian Order. counterpunch.org The United States is losing its status as a Pacific power. It can no longer control developments in East Asia. It still maintains a large military footprint in the region. But that military presence no longer translates into an ability to achieve the outcomes that Washington wants. For better or worse,…

Martin Billheimer (2019-09-24). To Vanish Jack the Ripper. counterpunch.org I'm Jack. I see you are still having no luck catching me. — Wearside Jack, Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, became Prime Minister of the UK in May of 1979; the Yorkshire Ripper, a.k.a. Peter Sutcliffe, was caught two years later. The Ripper was taken to trial in 1981 in a truck More

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2019-09-24). Egyptians caught between hopes for freedom and military government treachery. peoplesworld.org

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Community demands justice for Ronald Davis. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Nearly 100 community members and activists gathered September 22 in front of the Western District police station here to demand justice for Ronald Davis, who was shot and killed by Saint Paul police officer Steven Mattson on September 17. | 31-year-old Ronald Davis was a father, recently married, and had just graduated school. After allegedly bumping his vehicle into the back of a cop car, he stepped out of his vehicle and Mattson gunned him down. | Speakers at the opening rally included people who know Davis, as well as family members whose loved ones were murdered by Twin Cities area cops. Abdul,…

teleSUR (2019-09-24). 20 People Killed in Protests in Indonesia's West Papua. telesurenglish.net Around 20 people died in Indonesia's West Papua region which has been witnessing an increasing demand for independence. | RELATED: | Thousands Demand Independence in Indonesia's Papua Regions | Indonesian security forces said Monday that 19 civilians and a soldier had been killed during riots in two towns in Papua. | Protests convulsed the country's easte…

Larry Romanoff (2019-09-24). Tiananmen Square: The Failure of an American-instigated 1989 Color Revolution. globalresearch.ca There are few places in China that seem more burned into the consciousness of typical Westerners than Tiananmen Square, and few events more commonly mentioned than the student protests of 1989. But the stories are wrong on several levels. It …

Charles Davis (2019-09-24). Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy. commondreams.org The majority of civilians who are violently killed in Afghanistan are now violently killed by the U.S. and its partners—and that's not for a lack of competition, with the Taliban answering record-high airstrikes with atrocity after atrocity of their own. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-09-24). Australia: Northern Territory worker killed in preventable open-cut mine disaster. wsws.org Dangerous working conditions and lax safety regulations in the Northern Territory has led to workplace fatalities being three times higher than the Australian national average.

Staff (2019-09-24). U.N. Chief Warns of a World Divided Between U.S. and China. truthdig.com Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the risk of each creating its own rival currencies, trade systems, tech and more is a real threat.

Edward McCary (2019-09-24). American Torture Techniques Were Developed At McGill University. globalresearch.ca Many Canadians have been closely following the beginning of the Trump presidency, watching in shock and horror as Trump passes a series of authoritarian executive orders. | One executive order in particular, planned for the near future, is poised to resurrect …

Steven Schwinn (2019-09-24). Trump Seeks to Kneecap Consumer Protection Agency Advocated for by Elizabeth Warren. progressive.org We've grown accustomed to Donald Trump's relentless political attacks. but, in the end, his constitutional attacks on the administrative state could cause the most damage.

Makia Freeman (2019-09-24). 5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity. globalresearch.ca The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is rising, many places are issuing moratoriums on it …

Renee Parsons (2019-09-24). US Election Candidates: As Joe Biden Falters, Will Elizabeth Warren Survive the Scrutiny. globalresearch.ca Despite early polls which showed some of the 'top tier' Democrat candidates beating Trump in a general election, the last DNC debate left considerable question as to whether there was enough substance on that stage to win the White House….

WSWS (2019-09-24). UN debate begins under shadow of war and dictatorship. wsws.org The fraud of the UN and the descent of capitalist rule into outright criminality is personified by the General Assembly debate's first three speakers: Bolsonaro, Trump and Sisi.

Staff (2019-09-24). The Mainstream Media's Warren Favoritism Is Showing. truthdig.com When the Washington Post's Paul Waldman ( 9/18/19) recently attempted to explain Elizabeth Warren's rise in the Democratic primary polls, he attributed it in part to media: Reporters on the campaign trail have said for some time that she is the one who generates the most enthusiastic response among voters on the ground. A rise in her poll standing inevitably produces stories a…

Staff (2019-09-24). U.S. Companies Are Taking Drastic Measures to Avoid Trump's Tariffs. truthdig.com The president's trade wars have taken a steep toll on American industry. One Michigan manufacturer has called it "a no-win situation."

Staff (2019-09-24). Will 2020 Presidential Candidates Take On Corporate Tribunals? truthout.org | | When the Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage this October, they will almost surely face a question on trade. The question will be a routine one about cutting tariffs or the trade war with China. There is one question that will almost certainly not be asked — though it is a question that demands answers: Why have only three current candidates taken a stand against a trade policy that allows corporations to sue foreign governments for regulating them? | A Brief History of…

Paul Seamus Ryan (2019-09-24). The "Quid" Is a Crime: No Need to Prove "Pro Quo" in Ukrainegate. commondreams.org Through the Mueller investigation, President Trump should have learned the legal risks of seeking foreign support for his election efforts. Instead, he seems only to have learned that he can get away with it. (Photo: Donald Trump/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

splcenter (2019-09-24). Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline. splcenter.org Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.

John Washington (2019-09-24). Sweeping Language in Asylum Agreement Foists U.S. Responsibilities onto El Salvador. theintercept.com Amid a tightening embrace of Trump administration policies, last week El Salvador agreed to begin taking asylum-seekers sent back from the United States. The agreement was announced on Friday but details were not made public at the time. The text of the agreement — which The Intercept requested and obtained from the Department of Homeland Security — purports to uphold international and domestic obligations "to provide protection for eligible refugees," but immigration experts see the move as the very abandonment of the principle of asylum. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy analyst at American Immigration…

South Front (2019-09-24). Syrian Army Prepares for Escalation in Golan Heights. globalresearch.ca On September 21, an EW unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted and took control of a large quadcopter-style unmanned aerial vehicle over the town of Erneh, near the contact line between the SAA and the Israeli-occupied part of …

Thomas Knapp (2019-09-24). E-Cigarettes: Media Bury the Lede, We Get to Bury the Bodies. counterpunch.org "Walmart Inc. will stop selling e-cigarettes in its U.S. locations as the country grapples with a string of vaping-related deaths," Bloomberg reports. CNN: "Walmart said Friday [September 20] it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows." Associated Press: "Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at More

Jonah Raskin (2019-09-24). Into the Marijuana Future: A Day On a Mendocino Pot Farm. counterpunch.org "You have to catch the plant at the right moment. With the size of our gardens and the number of plants, we have to harvest a certain number everyday or we'll fall behind and be overwhelmed." — Mendocino County marijuana grower "I've been lucky," the tall, thin, energetic pot farmer tells me on a hot More

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-09-24). The Treatment of Schizophrenia and Dr Loren Mosher's Soteria Project. globalresearch.ca "Psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies…We're so busy with drugs that you can't find a nickel being spent on [non-drug] research." — Dr Loren Mosher | Psychiatrist Loren Mosher (who earned medical degrees from both Harvard …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-24). A Damning Verdict by the Supreme Court against Boris Johnson Who Should Now Resign with his Cabinet. globalresearch.ca In a verdict unprecedented in British legal and constitutional history, the Supreme Court consisting of eleven of the most senior justices, today ruled unanimously that the current Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had acted unlawfully in his prorogation (suspension …

Todd Miller (2019-09-24). Trapped in an Empire of Borders: The American Homeland Is the Planet. commondreams.org Even with the billions and billions of dollars spent, the new technologies, the smart walls (and dumb ones), the checkpoints and biometric ID devices, borders can always be subverted with some grassroots organizing, a little luck, and a joyful spirit. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-24). Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon. democracynow.org A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Staff (2019-09-24). Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro Over Efforts to Preserve Amazon. truthout.org | | A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despit…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-24). Alessandropoli, nuova base Usa contro la Russia. globalresearch.ca ´Sono appena ritornato da Alessandropoli, una visita strategicamente importante che ha messo a fuoco sia le eccezionali relazioni militari fra Stati uniti e Grecia, sia l'investimento strategico che il governo degli Stati uniti sta facendo ad Alessandropoli ª: lo ha dichiarato …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-24). Alexandrópolis, a nova base USA contra a Rússia. globalresearch.ca "Acabei de voltar de Alexandrópolis, uma visita estrategicamente importante que se concentrou nas relaàßàµes militares excepcionais entre os Estados Unidos e a Grécia e no investimento estratégico que o governo dos EUA está a fazer em Alexandrópolis": declarou, em 16 …

Staff (2019-09-24). In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change. democracynow.org Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Staff (2019-09-24). Headlines for September 24, 2019. democracynow.org Greta Thunberg and Youth Activists Take On World Leaders at U.N. Climate Action Summit, Trump Admin Tells U.N. to Drop Term "Reproductive Health and Rights", Trump Ordered Hold on Ukrainian Aid Before Call with President Zelensky About Bidens, U.K. Supreme Court: Boris Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Is Unlawful, U.K., France & Germany Say Iran Responsible for Saudi Oil Attacks as Trump Addresses UNGA, Afghanistan: At Least 40 Civilians Killed by U.S.-Afghan Attack, Haiti: Senator Shoots AP Photographer in Face During Anti-Gov't Protests, Video of Blindfolded Prisoners in Xinjiang Adds to Fears of Mass Human R…

Staff (2019-09-24). How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World's Focus on Economic "Fairy Tales" While Ecosystems Collapse. democracynow.org Scores of world leaders gathered in New York on Monday for the U.N. Climate Action Summit, but the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters announced few new measures to address the climate crisis. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence briefly attended the summit but left after just 14 minutes. At the beginning of the summit, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned address to world leaders, explicitly naming their inaction on the climate crisis. "People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing," Greta said. "We are in the beginning of a mass ext…

Staff (2019-09-24). Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Debut Novel "The Water Dancer," Slavery & Reparations. democracynow.org Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates's first novel, "The Water Dancer," was released today. Centering on a man named Hiram Walker, who was born into slavery in 19th century Virginia, the novel is a "crowd-pleasing exercise in breakneck and often occult storytelling," a review in The New York Times stated. Over the past decade Ta-Nehisi Coates has become one of the nation's most celebrated writers. In 2014, he wrote a piece titled "The Case for Reparations," which rejuvenated the push for the government to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves. His 2015 book, "Between the World and Me," a National Book Award…

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Resistance is key: The 2010 FBI raids on anti-war and international solidarity activists. fightbacknews.org Nine years ago, on September 24, 2010, the FBI raided and subpoenaed Midwest anti-war and international solidarity activists in a bogus attempt to discover "material support of terrorism." The FBI's campaign of repression ordered more than 70 FBI agents to raid seven homes and two offices of leading activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. The FBI subpoenaed those raided, and that same morning subpoenaed others in those cities as well as Grand Rapids, Michigan. | Some of those raided were longtime veterans of our movement; some were mothers, some were trade unionists, and some were members of Freedom Road Socialist…

Max Parry (2019-09-24). Srebrenica did not "inspire" Christchurch. dissidentvoice.org Earlier this month, popular 'progressive' news website The Intercept published an article entitled "From El Paso to Sarajevo: How White Nationalists Are Inspired by the Bosnia Genocide", written by journalist and staff writer Murtaza Hussain. The piece argued that many of the perpetrators behind mass shootings and domestic terrorism in the West — from the convicted far right …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-24). After Climate-Focused 2020 Bid, Inslee Faces Indigenous Campaigners' Demand to End All Fossil Fuel Projects in Washington. commondreams.org Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won praise during his five-month presidential campaign for setting the tone of the climate debate in the 2020 Democratic primary and forcing other candidates to propose bold climate action—but in his own state on Tuesday, indigenous residents demanding the governor make his commitment clear at home. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2019-09-24: Social Media Postees

As Democrats begin Trump impeachment, key 'Russiagate' case may be imploding
rt.com | 2019-09-25
President Donald Trump's security adviser Michael Flynn was the first casualty of 'Russiagate' impeachment push, but the case against him seems weaker than ever, after a federal judge voided the conviction of his business partner. | Flynn, a retired general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was forced to resign in February 2017, after less than two weeks of serving as national security adviser. He was snared in an FBI perjury trap as part of surveillance of the Trump campaign — which was predicated on claims it was "colluding" with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. | Though t…
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Tulsi says impeachment would be 'terribly divisive' as Trump's Republican challengers back the move
rt.com | 2019-09-25
Swimming against the current in her own Democratic Party, 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard said she does not support impeachment proceedings against President Trump, amid louder calls within the party to remove him from office. | Moments before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into the president on Tuesday evening, Gabbard warned the move would only deepen existing divides in the country. | "I think impeachment would be terribly divisive for our already very divided country," she told CNN's Brooke Baldwin, adding "It's important Donald Trump is voted out of office by the American people.
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Placido Domingo leaves Macbeth production at New York's Met as venue pressured to fire him before sexual harassment probe over
rt.com | 2019-09-25
Opera star Placido Domingo said a climate in which people are accused without due process has cast a shadow over his colleagues, so he decided to drop out of an upcoming production, vowing to never again perform at New York's Met. | …
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'Nobody Is Above the Law': Pelosi Announces Official Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
"I'm announcing the U.S. House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Impeachment Is the Cure for a Constitutional Crisis
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-09-24
Impeachment Is the Cure for a Constitutional Crisis…
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US: House Democrats Begin Official Trump Impeachment Inquiry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Impeachment Talks Get Louder Over Trump's Ukraine Call | "The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," Pelosi said in a brief speech on Capitol Hill. | The Ho…
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Pelosi announces IMPEACHMENT inquiry over Ukraine call, Trump says it will help him win elections
rt.com | 2019-09-24
President Donald Trump has called a looming impeachment inquiry against him a "positive," saying it will help him "win the election." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the investigation shortly afterwards. | Speaking to reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump said that impeachment would be "a positive for me," adding "we will win the election." | Democrats in Congress have threatened to impeach Trump countless times already – sometimes for non-offenses like "being such good friends with Putin," or making up mean…
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The Drone Strikes on the Saudi Oil Facilities Have Changed Global Warfare
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The devastating attack on Saudi oil facilities by drones and missiles not only transforms the balance of military power in the Middle East, but marks a change in the nature of warfare globally. On the morning of 14 September, 18 drones and seven cruise missiles — all cheap and unsophisticated compared to modern military aircraft — disabled half of Saudi Arabia's crude oil production and raised the world price of oil by 20 per cent.
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Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Fields: a False Flag?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-24
On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a few drones — were they drones or long-range missiles? — hit the Saudis most important two oil fields, set them ablaze, apparently knocking out half of the Saudi crude production but measured in terms of world production it is a mere 5%. Could be made up in no …
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The Near Future Could Be Hotter Than Anyone Expected
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
We could in the near future be experiencing much more heat than we now expect. As carbon dioxide levels rise, global warming could accelerate, rather than merely keep pace with the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. | This is a lesson to be drawn from new computer simulations of the conditions that must have precipitated a dramatic shift in global climate 56 million years ago, when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose at least 1000 parts per million (ppm) and perhaps substantially higher. | For most of human history, carb…
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'Billionaires should not exist': Is Bernie Sanders' wealth tax too extreme for America?
rt.com | 2019-09-24
Democrat 2020 contender Bernie Sanders has unveiled an ambitious wealth tax proposal, promising to slash the fortunes of America's uber-rich. Is his plan an existential threat to the wealthy or mere election bluster? | The Vermont senator unveiled his plan on Tuesday, declaring on Twitter afterwards that "billionaires should not exist." If implemented, his 'Tax on Extreme Wealth' would see a progressive tax applied to couples with a net worth of $32 million, or singles with a worth of at least $16 million. These groups would give the government a one-percent cut of their fortune annually, while those with asse…
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Greta Thunberg's Magic Word: Strike!
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Re-posted with permission from: johnhalle.com By John Halle For some of us who were there, Friday's Climate Strike brought back memories of Feb. 15, 2003 when one to two million of us flooded the streets of New York City. It was a huge organizational success, over 3000 groups collaborating to bring together what remains the…
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Youth lead as millions march in Global Climate Strike
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-09-24
Sept. 20 — Around the world today, it's estimated that 4 million people took to the streets in an unprecedented Global Climate Strike, led for the most part by youth under 18. Many students walked out of school in unexcused absences, while others came with teachers or parents. Many young . . . | Continue reading Youth lead as millions march in Global Climate Strike at Workers.org
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8000 march at Youth Climate Strike in St. Paul, MN
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-24
St. Paul, MN – More than 8000 students, youth and their supporters marched to the State Capitol, September 20, joining the global Youth Climate Strike. As the protest poured onto the capitol grounds, they chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has got to go," and "There is no planet B!" They joined millions from around the world. | Daylon Prochaska, a Chaska High School student and member of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike who helped organize the Twin Cities school walkout, stated, "Never has there been such an incredible mobilization here and on international the scale or ever in the history of the world." | Aft…
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Only a Green New Deal can douse the fires of eco-fascism
Naomi Klein | mronline.org | 2019-09-24
ORGANIZERS ARE EXPECTING huge numbers to turn out for the Global Climate Strike, beginning on September 20 and continuing through September 27. It builds on the first global climate strike, which took place on March 15, and attracted an estimated 1.6 million young people, who walked out of class at schools on every continent. | Source…
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Bernie Sanders: There Should Be No Billionaires
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
Even as Sen. Bernie Sanders' progressive platform polls well among Democratic voters, consistently ranking second after Joe Biden, and even as he draws large crowds at rallies and lands 1 million donors (according to the Sanders campaign), his opponents respond with the same refrain: H0.ow is he going to pay for his plans like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal? | On Tuesday, Sanders answered, with "a tax on extre…
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Climate actions draw tens of thousands in northern California
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-24
SAN FRANCISCO — The heart of this city rang with their chants Sept. 20, as young climate strikers and their older allies packed its main thoroughfare, Market Street, demanding that political and corporate leaders at home and around the world act quickly and boldly to halt and reverse the mounting environmental destruction threatening Planet Earth. …
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Extinction Rebellion: Leaving it to the Students
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The protestor of school age sported a placard featuring a distorted caricature of Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison: "Scomo was liking it hot". A glorious spring day, and a gathering was already fussing and buzzing outside the Victorian State Library and students were striking. The placard image was one that toasted both ways — looking…
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The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan
The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing Climate, Extinction Rebellion debate. | Who is funding the "Protest Movement" | "Beginning in the 1980s, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund became leading advocates of the global …
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32 People Arrested At Climate Change Protest in Washington DC
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
At least 32 Extinction Rebellion activists were arrested in Washington D.C. on Monday as they were performing the "Tell the Truth" rally, an action aimed at pressuring U.S. politicians to tackle global climate change. | RELATED: | Poorest Countries Pay Financial, Human Cost of Climate Crisis: Oxfam | The Democratic Socialists of America, Extinction Rebellion,…
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Roger Waters: We're Ignoring One of Humanity's Biggest Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Harold Square in Manhattan. | I'm here today with legendary musician Roger Waters, also known widely around the world for his peace activism and his activism for human rights. We are here for the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine and Save The Planet. Thank you very much for joining us, Roger. | ROGER WATERS: Not at all. | DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Roger, the relationship between one of the major existential threats of our time, climate change, and militarism is not as well-known as the relationship between militarism a…
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Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.
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Left, Center and Right: We're All in Denial About Climate Change
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The political left, center and right do share something in common in today's polarized America: we're all in denial. The first step in 12-step programs begins with admitting that you have a problem for a reason: you can't tackle a challenge whose existence you refuse to acknowledge.
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U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere
commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
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Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.
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StrikeDC — Friday, September 27
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-09-24
On Monday, 2,000 of us took to the streets of Washington, DC shutting down key intersections and disrupting business as usual to demand an immediate end to the age of fossil fuels, and a swift and just transition to renewable energy. A broad coalition of climate and social justice groups fanned out across downtown D.C. … | Continue reading "StrikeDC — Friday, September 27"
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Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. | In her letter Von Werlhof says that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following the publication of her letter, Silvia Terribili, of Onda Italia interviewed …
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Labour overwhelmingly approves climate revolution as a 'top priority'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-24
The Canary has been following Labour's plans for a Green Industrial Revolution closely. But this variation of the Green New Deal has now become official policy at the party's 2019 conference. And it will reportedly be a "top priority". | pic.twitter.com/hS3kasqAUe | — The Labour P…
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Ecocide Should Be Recognized As a Crime Against Humanity, But We Can't Wait for The Hague to Judge
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
Climate justice won't be possible without bringing down the powerful actors standing in the way of cutting emissions and production.
theintercept.com/2019/09/24/climate-just…

Activists are using the climate emergency as a new legal defense to justify law-breaking
Nicole Rogers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-24
The phrase "climate emergency" became part of the political lexicon this year. Governments at all levels made declarations of a climate emergency, as did various organisations such as the Australian Medical Association. Even the Pope joined in. | But what has this meant in practical terms? Very little so far, given the continuing rise in global greenhouse gas emissions. | For instance, the Canadian government's decision to triple the capacity of an oil pipeline one day after acknowledging the climate emergency suggests the declarations have rhetor…
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How Serious People Planned to Avert Climate Catastrophe at the UN (While Trump Hung Out in the Basement)
Evelyn Leopold | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
Trump spent most of the day at an event on religious discrimination, held in a basement room and not attended by many world leaders but appreciated by American evangelists. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"People are suffering. People are dying": Greta Thunberg opens up the UN Climate Action Summit with passionate speech
ADMIN | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-24
"How dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."
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Step Aside Agribusiness, It's Time for Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis
GRAIN | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
The industrial food system only exists today because of the support it gets from governments which march in lockstep with corporate lobbyists. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'How dare you!' We can't ignore Greta Thunberg's powerful and important challenge
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-09-24
On 23 September, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit. In just four minutes, she spoke more sense than most adults about the devastating impact of climate breakdown. And her challenge to world leaders, and indeed all adults, is something we can't ignore. | How dare you!: | "
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Inglorious Revolution: The Greening of Business as Usual
Sean Stinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-24
I want to make it absolutely clear from the outset of this piece that I am not a climate skeptic. To me it seems axiomatic that when you burn stuff, you produce heat. Humans have been burning stuff since they discovered fire, and heating the planet at an exponential rate since the the dawn of …
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Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-24
The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia's economy.
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U.S. sends troops to Gulf region, threatens new war
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-09-24
Sept. 22 — The Pentagon announced Sept. 20 that it will "deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates." This deployment is allegedly in response to a missile attack the weekend before that stopped half of Saudi daily oil production and temporarily . . . | Continue reading U.S. sends troops to Gulf region, threatens new war at Workers.org
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Iran: Neither Military Action Nor Economic Sanctions
Chandra Muzaffar | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
It would be utterly immoral of the United States to launch a military attack upon Iran if it is true that one of the missiles that destroyed an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on the 14th of September 2019 had a casing bearing a number that suggested that the weapon was manufactured for NATO forces.
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Why a War Against Iran Will be the "Nail in a Coffin" for U.S. Hegemony in the Middle East
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
First published in July 2019 | President Donald Trump was recently interviewed on Fox Business and was asked about Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's statement calling the White House "Mentally Retarded" and if the U.S. was going to have a war …
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The Central Role of the Whistleblower
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The fortuitous emergence of a courageous whistleblower in the Trump White House and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore's pathetically ill-informed review of Edward Snowden's recent book, "Permanent Record," are important reminders of the central and difficult role of whistleblowers in any successful effort to restore our democracy. The information provided by whistleblowers is key to the work of congressional oversight; investigative journalism; and informed political debate. Whistleblowers contributed to the knowledge of the crimes of the intelligence community during the Vietnam War and the exposure of Iran-contra,…
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Trump Unleashed Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz by Scuttling the Iran Deal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich untangles the complexities, analyzes what we face, and what the future may bring.
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Hot and Cold Tensions, What Iran and the US Offer Their Allies: Tehran's Multiple Messages
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
The alternately hot and cold tension between the US and Iran is evolving on the Middle Eastern stage where Tehran is hitting its enemies (on its own and with the help of its allies) without causing the death of a …
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As Netanyahu's Power in the Middle East Wanes, Trump Has to Find His Own Way to Deal with Iran
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
There is an extraordinary irony in the fate of both Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran. The first has been captaining the Titanic, in the words of one Israeli academic, through the past couple of days. The second — a rather better captain, it might be said — has been captaining a couple of tankers in and out of the…
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US bird numbers drop by nearly 3 billion in 48 years
Tim Radford | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-24
America's birds have taken wing. Ornithologists calculate that in the past 48 years, total US bird numbers, reckoned together with Canada's, have fallen drastically. There are now 2.9 billion birds fewer haunting North America's marshes, forests, prairies, deserts and snows than there were in 1970. That is, more than one in four has flown away, perhaps forever. | Birds are one of the better observed species. Enthusiastic amateurs and trained professionals have been carefully keeping note of bird numbers and behaviour for a century o…
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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in the US? Trump Ally Pushes for Permit
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Documents obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show a lobbyist and leading Trump fundraiser, his billionaire friend who owns the GM mosquito firm Oxitec, and the US EPA's then boss met to discuss how to forward Oxitec's …
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Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir: India's "Economic Opening" Has "Closed Off Kashmir"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
The following is the speech that Andrew Korybko gave at the "Humanitarian Crisis In Kashmir: Paths To A Resolution" conference that was held in Moscow on 23 September. | We're here today to draw attention to what's been happening in Indian-Occupied …
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Minnesota: Protesters demand end to human rights violations in Kashmir
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-24
Columbia Heights, MN – Nearly 400 people protested along Central Ave on September 22 to demand an end to the atrocities being committed against Muslims in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing government. | On August 5, the Indian government announced its decision to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir special status, which allowed the region to govern its affairs autonomously in all areas except defense, communication and foreign policy. | Currently, Kashmir is under media blackout, with the cutting of phone, internet and TV access with very li…
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The US Border Is Much Bigger Than You Think — and Not Just Because of Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-24
| The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, "There's an immigration checkpoint up ahead. Does everyone have their papers?" | We were just north of the Guatemalan border, outside the town of Ciudad Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There were 10 of us in the van: a family of eight from nearby Monte Rico, Guatemala, photojournalist Jeff Abbott, and me. The driver pointed to the road blockade, already in sight. From a backseat, I could…
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Human Rights Rhetoric at the UN Is Not Enough to Combat the US Blockade on Cuba
Ramona Wadi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
The latest tightening of US sanctions on Cuba which have led to a fuel crisis in the country, expose the futility of UN diplomacy when it comes to upholding its own definitions of international law. Since 1962, Cuba has been …
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Media Continue to Push Misinformation About Venezuela and Drug Trafficking
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-09-24
The Wall Street Journal ( 9/15/19) claims that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez "ordered his top lieutenants to work with Colombian Marxist guerrillas to flood the US with cocaine in his government's efforts to combat the Bush administration." | In recent years, Western corporate journalists have turned to systematically citing unnamed sources and secret documents from the US national security state. Indeed, one would be forgiven for thinking it was standard operating procedure. | Th…
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Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-24
Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…
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Russia's Middle East Strategy: "Balance" vs. "Betrayal"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
There's an intense debate raging within the Alternative and Independent media over whether Russia's contemporary Mideast strategy amounts to "balancing" or "betraying" the Resistance given the Eurasian Great Power's extremely close military cooperation with "Israel" in Syria. | The Freakish Fusion …
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Cracks emerge in NATO confrontation of Russia
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West. Guest: …
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/24/cracks-emerge…

Portland demands ICE Off Greyhound buses!
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2019-09-24
Portland picket of Greyhound demands an end to collusion with ICE and CBP. The Portland branch of Workers World Party organized a protest Sept. 21 against Greyhound's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol. A crowd of several dozen people gathered on a corner in the . . . | Continue reading Portland demands ICE Off Greyhound buses! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/24/portland-demands-…

Sanctions Hinder Possibility of Elections: Venezuelan Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Leaders of Venezuela's opposition parties have hailed results from the formal dialogue with the government, calling it a peaceful route out of adversity while also calling U.S. sanctions a threat to any early elections, and demanding that they be lifted. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | Venezuela's Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, along with opposition figure Timoteo Zambrano, gave a brief press conference Monday in w…
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Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro informed Monday that as part of the deal reached with opposition parties the parliamentary bloc of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) will return to the country's National Assembly on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Uruguay to Leave TIAR If Military Intervention Approved Against Venezuela | "Let's go to the debate," Maduro said on state television urging the "whole country to support the nationa…
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Uruguay Withdraws From TIAR After Activation Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, announced the withdrawal of his country from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), after its activation on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR | The treaty has been denounced as a means of approving U.S. intervention in Latin America. Nin Novoa commented tuesday saying "We withdrew from the treaty for the obsolete and inappropriate use of it" | Con…
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Dialogue in Venezuela is a Missed Opportunity for Democrats
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties. These events offer insight …
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Bomb-plotting extremist American soldier tried to join US-backed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
A far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb attacks sought to join Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/23/bomb-extremis…

The Syria you won't see: Max Blumenthal on visiting Damascus after the proxy war
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses his reporting trip to Damascus in the aftermath of Syria's proxy war. Blumenthal interviewed residents…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/24/the-syria-you…

Full Spectrum Dominance: The US Demonizes "Invented Enemies"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Hegemon USA needs enemies to advance its imperial aims. None exist so they're invented. | The scheme is all about pursuing what the Pentagon's May 2000 Joint Vision 2020 called "full-spectrum dominance." | It refers to unchallenged US control over planet earth, …
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Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-24
A Gantz-led government will possess the needed political legitimacy, popular mandate and strategic tools to achieve what Netanyahu couldn't: a war on Gaza, and annexation of the West Bank.
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Whistleblowers Save our Democracy, Says Daniel Ellsberg
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Trump has been exposed by leakers and might face consequences, and Edward Snowden has published a book. Daniel Ellsberg reflects on the bravery of exposing the truth.
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Community demands justice for Ronald Davis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-24
St. Paul, MN – Nearly 100 community members and activists gathered September 22 in front of the Western District police station here to demand justice for Ronald Davis, who was shot and killed by Saint Paul police officer Steven Mattson on September 17. | 31-year-old Ronald Davis was a father, recently married, and had just graduated school. After allegedly bumping his vehicle into the back of a cop car, he stepped out of his vehicle and Mattson gunned him down. | Speakers at the opening rally included people who know Davis, as well as family members whose loved ones were murdered by Twin Cities area cops. Abdul,…
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20 People Killed in Protests in Indonesia's West Papua
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Around 20 people died in Indonesia's West Papua region which has been witnessing an increasing demand for independence. | RELATED: | Thousands Demand Independence in Indonesia's Papua Regions | Indonesian security forces said Monday that 19 civilians and a soldier had been killed during riots in two towns in Papua. | Protests convulsed the country's easte…
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Tiananmen Square: The Failure of an American-instigated 1989 Color Revolution
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
There are few places in China that seem more burned into the consciousness of typical Westerners than Tiananmen Square, and few events more commonly mentioned than the student protests of 1989. But the stories are wrong on several levels. It …
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Gun Violence Memorial Project allows victims to speak, even in death
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-24
CHICAGO–"Kaylyn was visiting my parents. She was coming home when she was shot in a drive-by shooting," said Alan Scott softly, the painful memory plainly etched in his voice. His daughter, Kaylyn Nicole Pryor, was a student at Robert Morris College when she was killed in 2015. Scott had come to the opening of the …
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Australia: Northern Territory worker killed in preventable open-cut mine disaster
wsws.org | 2019-09-24
Dangerous working conditions and lax safety regulations in the Northern Territory has led to workplace fatalities being three times higher than the Australian national average.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/24/mine…

Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy
Charles Davis | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
The majority of civilians who are violently killed in Afghanistan are now violently killed by the U.S. and its partners—and that's not for a lack of competition, with the Taliban answering record-high airstrikes with atrocity after atrocity of their own. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Post-Election Horse-Trading Begins in Israel and All Outcomes Spell More Trouble for Palestinians
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-24
There are two diametrically opposed approaches to viewing Israeli elections — one that focuses on reality, with Israel being a perpetrator of the destruction of Palestine for over seven decades, and one that focuses on gossip, which asks which war criminals will be prime minister.
mintpressnews.com/post-election-israel-o…

U.S. Companies Are Taking Drastic Measures to Avoid Trump's Tariffs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
The president's trade wars have taken a steep toll on American industry. One Michigan manufacturer has called it "a no-win situation."
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U.N. Chief Warns of a World Divided Between U.S. and China
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the risk of each creating its own rival currencies, trade systems, tech and more is a real threat.
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Stop Press: Imperial Observations
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-24
Today I was walking toward the restaurant where I always take luncheon on Tuesdays. I passed the Cafe Imperio in the same street. Since I was thinking about a talk I am to give in Macau the term "empire" crossed my mind more than once. The sign of the Cafe Imperio also said it was …
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US Election Candidates: As Joe Biden Falters, Will Elizabeth Warren Survive the Scrutiny
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Despite early polls which showed some of the 'top tier' Democrat candidates beating Trump in a general election, the last DNC debate left considerable question as to whether there was enough substance on that stage to win the White House….
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5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is rising, many places are issuing moratoriums on it …
globalresearch.ca/5g-danger-13-reasons-5…

Will 2020 Presidential Candidates Take On Corporate Tribunals?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-24
| When the Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage this October, they will almost surely face a question on trade. The question will be a routine one about cutting tariffs or the trade war with China. There is one question that will almost certainly not be asked — though it is a question that demands answers: Why have only three current candidates taken a stand against a trade policy that allows corporations to sue foreign governments for regulating them? | A Brief History of…
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American Torture Techniques Were Developed At McGill University
Edward McCary | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Many Canadians have been closely following the beginning of the Trump presidency, watching in shock and horror as Trump passes a series of authoritarian executive orders. | One executive order in particular, planned for the near future, is poised to resurrect …
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The Mainstream Media's Warren Favoritism Is Showing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
When the Washington Post's Paul Waldman ( 9/18/19) recently attempted to explain Elizabeth Warren's rise in the Democratic primary polls, he attributed it in part to media: Reporters on the campaign trail have said for some time that she is the one who generates the most enthusiastic response among voters on the ground. A rise in her poll standing inevitably produces stories a…
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Trump Seeks to Kneecap Consumer Protection Agency Advocated for by Elizabeth Warren
Steven Schwinn | progressive.org | 2019-09-24
We've grown accustomed to Donald Trump's relentless political attacks. but, in the end, his constitutional attacks on the administrative state could cause the most damage.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-attacks…

UN Chief Warns Over Possibility of US-Chinese War
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
In his annual "state of the world address" to the General Assembly's 193 state members, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned about the devastating consequences the conflict between China and the United States could mean for the world. | RELATED: | US Navy Enters Disputed South China Sea Amid Row With Beijing | "We must do everything possible to avert the great fracture and maintain a universal system, a universal economy with universal respect for international law; a…
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UN debate begins under shadow of war and dictatorship
wsws.org | 2019-09-24
The fraud of the UN and the descent of capitalist rule into outright criminality is personified by the General Assembly debate's first three speakers: Bolsonaro, Trump and Sisi.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/24/pers…

The "Quid" Is a Crime: No Need to Prove "Pro Quo" in Ukrainegate
Paul Seamus Ryan | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
Through the Mueller investigation, President Trump should have learned the legal risks of seeking foreign support for his election efforts. Instead, he seems only to have learned that he can get away with it. (Photo: Donald Trump/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sweeping Language in Asylum Agreement Foists U.S. Responsibilities onto El Salvador
John Washington | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
Amid a tightening embrace of Trump administration policies, last week El Salvador agreed to begin taking asylum-seekers sent back from the United States. The agreement was announced on Friday but details were not made public at the time. The text of the agreement — which The Intercept requested and obtained from the Department of Homeland Security — purports to uphold international and domestic obligations "to provide protection for eligible refugees," but immigration experts see the move as the very abandonment of the principle of asylum. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy analyst at American Immigration…
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Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline
splcenter.org | 2019-09-24
Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/24/family-sep…

Syrian Army Prepares for Escalation in Golan Heights
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
On September 21, an EW unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted and took control of a large quadcopter-style unmanned aerial vehicle over the town of Erneh, near the contact line between the SAA and the Israeli-occupied part of …
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Argentina: Macri Accused of 'Treason' Over Handling of Malvinas
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Argentinian right-wing President Mauricio Macri was sued Tuesday accused of "treason to the homeland" for handing the Malvinas Islands' airspace to the British government in violation of Article 214 and 215 of the Penal Code. | RELATED: | Argentina Gov't Refers to Malvinas Islands as Falkland, Again | "The executive order 602/2019 allows large airplanes to transit in the aerial space between Brazil and the island," attorney Valeria Carreras, who interposed the lawsuit, said. | T…
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The Labour Party Annual Conference
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
I am in Brighton, UK, attending the Labour party annual conference as a member-delegate. It is my first party conference, even though I've supported Labour for decades, albeit intermittently– adhering to the party-line during the Blair years was like having one's teeth pulled without anaesthetic, and really that was a time when the Greens and nationalist parties were far more radical than Blair's neo-Thatcherite crew.
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To Vanish Jack the Ripper
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
I'm Jack. I see you are still having no luck catching me. — Wearside Jack, Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, became Prime Minister of the UK in May of 1979; the Yorkshire Ripper, a.k.a. Peter Sutcliffe, was caught two years later. The Ripper was taken to trial in 1981 in a truck…
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The Collapse of the East Asian Order
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The United States is losing its status as a Pacific power. It can no longer control developments in East Asia. It still maintains a large military footprint in the region. But that military presence no longer translates into an ability to achieve the outcomes that Washington wants. For better or worse,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/24/the-collapse…

Into the Marijuana Future: A Day On a Mendocino Pot Farm
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
"You have to catch the plant at the right moment. With the size of our gardens and the number of plants, we have to harvest a certain number everyday or we'll fall behind and be overwhelmed." — Mendocino County marijuana grower "I've been lucky," the tall, thin, energetic pot farmer tells me on a hot…
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Propaganda and Politics in the USA, UK and Australia
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
Two weeks ago, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has analysed the link between politics and the media in three countries — the UK, USA and Australia. In all three countries, Rupert Murdoch's media empire has achieved a decisive influence. Among many others in Murdoch's global media empire, Murdoch runs The Sun in the UK,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/24/propaganda-a…

E-Cigarettes: Media Bury the Lede, We Get to Bury the Bodies
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
"Walmart Inc. will stop selling e-cigarettes in its U.S. locations as the country grapples with a string of vaping-related deaths," Bloomberg reports. CNN: "Walmart said Friday [September 20] it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows." Associated Press:…
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Iraqis Deported from US Face Fear, Isolation, Threats in Iraq
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Hani al-Bazoni was deported from the United States to Irak in January, his life back in Iraq has been shrouded in fear and isolation, as he has been living in a small room in the city of Basra with the daily visits of his sister as his unique activity. | RELATED: | Diabetic Man Deported by US to Iraq Dies from Lack of Insulin | "I am too afraid to leave the house," Bazoni told Reuters. "I don't know anyone here and I don't have any money." | Bazoni said he often struggles to g…
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The Treatment of Schizophrenia and Dr Loren Mosher's Soteria Project
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
"Psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies…We're so busy with drugs that you can't find a nickel being spent on [non-drug] research." — Dr Loren Mosher | Psychiatrist Loren Mosher (who earned medical degrees from both Harvard …
globalresearch.ca/dr-loren-mosher-soteri…

A Damning Verdict by the Supreme Court against Boris Johnson Who Should Now Resign with his Cabinet
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
In a verdict unprecedented in British legal and constitutional history, the Supreme Court consisting of eleven of the most senior justices, today ruled unanimously that the current Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had acted unlawfully in his prorogation (suspension …
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Pesticides in the Dock: Ecological Apocalypse but Business as Usual
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Much of the following article is based on a new 20-page report by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason. Readers are urged to access the full report containing all relevant citations here. | In a new paper published in King's Law …
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Trapped in an Empire of Borders: The American Homeland Is the Planet
Todd Miller | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
Even with the billions and billions of dollars spent, the new technologies, the smart walls (and dumb ones), the checkpoints and biometric ID devices, borders can always be subverted with some grassroots organizing, a little luck, and a joyful spirit. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro Over Efforts to Preserve Amazon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-24
| A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despit…
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Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/24/un_climat…

Alessandropoli, nuova base Usa contro la Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
´Sono appena ritornato da Alessandropoli, una visita strategicamente importante che ha messo a fuoco sia le eccezionali relazioni militari fra Stati uniti e Grecia, sia l'investimento strategico che il governo degli Stati uniti sta facendo ad Alessandropoli ª: lo ha dichiarato …
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