Daily Archives: September 25, 2019

2019-09-25: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-25). The Trump Impeachment Inquiry Scam. globalresearch.ca Most all actions by both right wings of the US one-party state are politically motivated. | They're united when it comes to unlawfully advancing America's imperium by brute force and other hostile means, supporting privileged interests over the general welfare, and …

RT (2019-09-25). Trump impeachment over Ukrainegate: Its basis may be 'nothing' call, but fallout will hurt America long and badly. rt.com The transcript of President Donald Trump's phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart shows no pressure or threats to withhold aid. So why are Democrats and media still reading it that way, and invoking it as impeachment grounds? | For over two years, the Democrats pinned their hopes on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was investigating the claims of "Russian collusion" and obstruction of justice in relation to it — only to come up empty-handed back in May. | Undeterred, the party pushed impeachment anyway, arguing that the report somehow showed obstruction of justice somewhere between the lines, and pr…

Staff (2019-09-25). Memo Reveals Trump Pushed Ukraine Leader on Biden Claims. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): | 10: 10 a.m. | The memo summarizing President Donald Trump's call with the Ukraine leader shows the president's lingering fixation on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. | Trump flippantly refers to the ex-FBI director as a "man named Robert Mueller" and says he turned in "a very poor performance." | The memo also shows that the president made reference to the private cybersecurity firm that investigated Russia's hack of t…

Staff (2019-09-25). Trump's Impeachment Will Be a Political War That Can Be Won. therealnews.com The Nation's Elie Mystal and By The People's Alexandra Flores-Quilty look at the political struggle around impeachment as a battle for the soul and future of the nation.

WSWS (2019-09-25). House Democrats launch formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. wsws.org The action is a major escalation in the factional warfare within the US ruling elite, which revolves largely around differences over foreign policy.

Staff (2019-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2019. democracynow.org Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…

RT (2019-09-25). Tulsi says impeachment would be 'terribly divisive' as Trump's Republican challengers back the move. rt.com 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…

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…

Victor Grossman (2019-09-25). The Bidens, Trump, Kiev and Impeachment. counterpunch.org The impeachment drive is quickly gathering steam, and who can have any sympathy for that man in the Oval Office? But I wonder if some enthusiasts may not be digging deeply enough. Has anyone noticed how often the media, in condemning Trump's treachery, swiftly and inconspicuously brush off the "unsubstantiated" and "vague" accusations against Hunter More

Laura Flanders (2019-09-25). Climate Strike/Auto Strike: Same Struggle, Same Fight. commondreams.org Last Friday, as four million young people marched in the world's capitals for action on climate, countless more were on the picket line supporting autoworkers who are out on strike. (Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished. telesurenglish.net Indonesian palm oil and pulp companies involved in forest fires between 2015 and 2018 have gone unpunished, Greenpeace denounced on Tuesday. | RELATED: | 20 People Killed in Protests in Indonesia's West Papua | The non-profit organization grounded its accusations on "burn scar" analysis of satellite images that showed that between 2015 and 2018, 3.4 million hectares of land was burnt. | The findings were then compared to concession data relating to pulp and palm oil companies and sanct…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-25). Peace versus Climate. dissidentvoice.org Monday, 23 September, the UN in New York hosted a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations of tens of thousands around the globe, many of them in New York, one of them led by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old climate activist, who is sponsored mostly by Soros and his clan …

Staff (2019-09-25). Activists Shut Down DC Streets as Climate Activism Heats Up. truthout.org | | Maybe there's hope after all. | It was in the mid-80s Monday morning in Washington, D.C., on the first day of autumn. By afternoon, the temperature soared to 93°F (34°C) in this hottest year on record, ominously underlining the urgency of #ShutdownDC's climate change protest. | Building on Friday's youth-led climate strike, which saw 4 million people protesting worldwide, Monday's action was intended to disrupt business-as-usual in the nation's capital to highlight the climate crisis. Liz Butle…

Staff (2019-09-25). Activists Shut Down DC Streets as Climate Activism Heats Up. truthout.org | | Maybe there's hope after all. | It was in the mid-80s Monday morning in Washington, D.C., on the first day of autumn. By afternoon, the temperature soared to 93 in this hottest year on record, ominously underlining the urgency of #ShutdownDC's climate change protest. | Building on Friday's youth-led climate strike, which saw 4 million people protesting worldwide, Monday's action was intended to disrupt business-as usual in the nation's capital to highlight the climate crisis. Liz Butler from Friends of…

Aída Chávez (2019-09-25). Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals. theintercept.com Empower Texans, which receives most of its funding from oil and gas billionaire Tim Dunn, has put over $9 million into Texas electoral politics.

Aída Chávez (2019-09-25). Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals. theintercept.com Empower Texans, which receives most of its funding from oil and gas billionaire Tim Dunn, has put over $9 million into Texas electoral politics.

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Glacier on Mont Blanc Close to Collapse. telesurenglish.net A glacier of a quarter of a million cubic meters of ice is at risk of sliding off the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses peak in the Italian portion of the massif of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain range, BBC reported. | RELATED | Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN | This Tuesday Stefano Miserocchi, Mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur, signed an order closing roads and evacuating homes and mountain refuges in the area. He said…

Staff (2019-09-25). Facing Climate Crisis, Senators Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies. truthout.org | | This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.As the United States Senate fails to act on catastrophic climate change, dozens of its members are profiting from investments in oil, gas, and coal companies that are fue…

Zach D. Roberts (2019-09-25). Voices and Stories from the NYC Climate March. nationofchange.org Across the country and the world last Friday, kids and adults marched and rallied in solidarity in a Climate Strike. The NYC Mayors office puts the number of people who marched in Manhattan at 60,000, according to the NTY Times; the organizers say 250,000. This journalist's estimate puts the numbers far closer to the cities …

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-09-25). The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why? globalresearch.ca It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by Extinction Rebellion. | While delighted …

Staff (2019-09-25). The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity. therealnews.com Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week's climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg's presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.

David Underhill (2019-09-25). Reverse Pied Pipering Climacide. counterpunch.org The following remarks were delivered on September 20, 2019 during the Rise for Climate at a downtown square in Mobile, Alabama, the city's part in the Global Climate Strike. The Pied Piper played a hypnotic tune and led the children away. But that was long ago. Now the children are calling out and taking the More

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Brazil: 10 States Pledge to Respect the Climate Paris Agreement. telesurenglish.net Brazil's North East Consortium (CN) spokesperson Paulo Camara on Tuesday announced that ten Brazilian states pledged in New York to respect and implement the Paris Agreement, independent of what President Jair Bolsonaro thinks or decides regarding global climate change. | RELATED: | 'Neoliberalism Deteriorates Human Rights in Brazil': Report | "In response to the recoil risks [in environmental protection] generated by the Federal government, the Brazilian states have decided to assum…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-25). Tempered Emergency: The Climate Change Summit in New York. globalresearch.ca It had a good deal of desperate scolding. Sweden's Greta Thunberg assumed the role of punishing advocate, a Joan of Arc of fury. The main culprit in her speech at the UN Climate Action Summit was the hideous, super ego, …

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-25). Climate and the Money Trail. globalresearch.ca Climate. Now who wudda thought. The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment both in the …

RT (2019-09-25). Placido Domingo leaves Macbeth production at New York's Met as venue pressured to fire him before sexual harassment probe over. rt.com Placido Domingo said the "climate in which people are condemned without due process" has cast a shadow over his colleagues, so he's dropping out of an upcoming production, vowing to never again perform at the Metropolitan Opera. | Domingo announced the decision on Tuesday, just one day before the opening of 'Macbeth' at the Metropolitan Opera, in which the renowned tenor-turned-baritone was slated to star in the title role. | While several US venues turned Domingo down when allegations of sexual misconduct first surfaced last month, the Met stood by the singer, waiting for the outcome of the investigations lau…

Olivia Rosane (2019-09-25). UN climate action summit falls 'woefully short' of expectations. nationofchange.org The promises made by major economies at the UN Climate Action Summit fell "woefully short" of what is needed to address the climate crisis, The New York Times reported Monday. China did not increase its commitments under the Paris agreement, India made no pledge to reduce its use of coal and the U.S. did not speak at all. "Their lack of ambition …

Bahman Fozouni (2019-09-25). US-Iran Relations: Bolton's "Maximum Pressure" Policy Is The Illegitimate Child Of Diplomacy. globalresearch.ca The September 14 strikes against Saudi Arabia's Khurais oilfield and Abqaiq processing facility, which the U.S. government quickly pinned on Iran, as well as President Trump's decision to substantially increase sanctions against Iran in response, are sobering reminders that the …

South Front (2019-09-25). Why Patriot Missiles Are Useless. globalresearch.ca Missile strikes that shut down a half of Saudi oil production not only marked a new round of escalation in the Persian Gulf, but also revealed the limitations of the Kingdom's air defense. Over the past years, Saudi Arabia, the …

WSWS (2019-09-25). European powers endorse US war provocations against Iran. wsws.org Berlin, London and Paris endorsed US allegations that the recent attack in Saudi Arabia was an Iranian act of war, without providing any concrete evidence whatsoever.

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-25). Why Doesn't India Follow China's Iranian Oil Policy? globalresearch.ca Iran's ambassador to India claimed that the U.S. urges New Delhi to suspend its Iranian oil purchases, worth about $5 billion a year, through the threat of sanctions. The Iranian ambassador also called for India to become more active in …

commondreams (2019-09-25). Activists Disrupt US and Israeli Officials at NYC Event Calling for War with Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

George Ochenski (2019-09-25). The Grim Predictions for the Future Have Arrived. counterpunch.org For those who may still believe the drivel spouted by Trump that global warming is a "Chinese hoax," perhaps the release of the latest study showing bird populations in North America have plummeted 29 percent in the last 50 years. In real numbers, that means there are a stunning three billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada than the 10 billion that were here in 1970. While insecticides and large-scale habitat destruction for extractive industries are identified as the major cause, the changes wrought by human-caused global warming are also responsible for this unconscionable destruction of the world's avian po…

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-25). Hong Kong is Scared — of the Rioters. globalresearch.ca It was once a British police station, as well as the Victoria Prison Compound. Hong Kong inhabitants used to tremble just from hearing its name mentioned. This is where people were detained, interrogated, humiliated, tortured and disappeared. | Now, after Hong …

WSWS (2019-09-25). Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public meeting: The political issues at stake in the Indian government's savage Kashmir lockdown. wsws.org We urge workers, youth and WSWS readers to attend our Colombo meeting in order to participate in this important discussion on the political perspective required by the working class, highlighted by Modi's brutal crackdown in Kashmir.

Nick Turse (2019-09-25). More U.S. Commandos Are Fighting Invisible Wars in the Middle East. theintercept.com The percentage of commandos deployed to the Middle East is on the rise, according to new statistics provided to The Intercept by U.S. Special Operations Command. On average, more than 4,000 Special Operations forces — Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and Marine Corps Raiders among them — are deployed to the region each week, more than anywhere else in the world. | The increase comes at a time when the United States is apparently planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, despite a peace agreement with the Taliban having f…

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Brazilian Amazon Chief Raoni: 'Bolsonaro Should Go'. telesurenglish.net Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the head of state accused him of being a pawn to foreign interests. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames Media for Hyping Amazon Fire | A top Indigenous chief in Brazil was welcomed by opposition lawmakers with ovations and tribal chants at the nation's Congress, which he addressed and…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-25). The other Ukraine scandal: US support for neo-Nazis fuels far-right terror at home. thegrayzone.com Aaron Maté speaks with Ben Norton about how a far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb…

Finian Cunningham (2019-09-25). They're Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish. mintpressnews.com John Shipton, the father of imprisoned whistleblower Julian Assange, says that if his son is extradited to the US, "They will murder Julian one way or the other."

Staff (2019-09-25). Deforestation Is Spreading Beyond the Amazon in Brazil. therealnews.com The policies of Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

Staff (2019-09-25). Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon. therealnews.com The policies of Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

commondreams (2019-09-25). Amazon's Annual Product Launch Fails to Address Privacy and Surveillance Concerns. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Elliot Sperber (2019-09-25). Sick Cicada Ada's Dream. counterpunch.org Sick Cicada Ada's Dream Sick Cicada Ada said I had a weird one once again We visited a gallery Where hotdog carts were serving Severed pricks of billionaires Slipped in hotdog buns and slapped With mustard, kraut, or relish for a buck, but Those there thought that was too much They didn't sell a thing More

The Canary (2019-09-25). Hinkley nuclear power station costs increase by up to £3bn. thecanary.co The cost of building the new nuclear power station at Hinkley is estimated to increase by between £1.9bn and £2.9bn.French energy giant EDF said the plant in Somerset will now cost between £21.5bn and £22.5bn.The company said the cost increases reflect "challenging ground conditions" which made earthworks more expensive than anticipated.Work is well under way at the site, and EDF said it expects the plant to begin generating power at the end of 2025 (Ben Birchall/PA)Action plan targets have been revised and extra costs are needed to implement the completed functional design, which has been…

Saad Hafiz (2019-09-25). The Boys in the Boots. counterpunch.org Pakistan's generals should be happy men. They are the self-appointed guardians of the state with an iron grip on the country. Instead of a social welfare democracy seen by the founding fathers, Pakistan has become a national security state. Sixty years after the coup d'état that brought General Ayub Khan to power in 1958, the civilian leadership More

Sabri àñncຠ(2019-09-25). Are We Approaching the End of Super Imperialism? counterpunch.org Congratulating Oldrich Oldrich Vasicek is an old friend. When I started my "quant" career in bonds in January 1994 in Walnut Creek, California, Oldrich was there. A recently graduated mathematics Ph.D. was I then, I received my first real-life finance education from him. Oldrich, a statistician by trait, is famous for developing the first theory More

Rev. William Alberts (2019-09-25). From Extinguished to Distinguished. counterpunch.org In 1973, at age 46, my character was assassinated and I was forcibly retired by The United Methodist Church's then Southern New England Conference after performing the marriage of two male members of Boston's Old West Church, where I had been minister for eight years. On September 18, 2019, forty-six years later, at almost 93 More

The Canary (2019-09-25). Facebook posts by politicians can break usual rules, says Nick Clegg. thecanary.co Facebook posts by MPs can break the usual rules on the social network because they are newsworthy, according to the tech giant's communications head Nick Clegg.Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington DC on Tuesday, the former deputy prime minister made clear that "it is not our role to intervene when politicians speak"."We do not submit speech by politicians to our independent fact-checkers and we generally allow it on the platform even when it would otherwise breach our normal content rules," he explained.However, Clegg warned that the social network will still evaluate whether the public interest of…

Rashmee Kumar (2019-09-25). The Network of Hindu Nationalists Behind Modi's "Diaspora Diplomacy" in the U.S. theintercept.com When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump held up their clasped hands on stage in Houston this past weekend, more than 50,000 people who had been awaiting the pair burst into a loud rumble of approval. The crowd at NRG Stadium, brandishing Indian flags and pictures of the prime minister, greeted them with chants of "Modi" and "USA." Some attendees were dressed in their finest saris adorned with thick gold necklaces and jingling bangles, while others wore their love for Modi on their sleeves. | Modi gushed profusely about Trump — the president was warm, friendly, energetic, "fu…

Bill Meyer (2019-09-25). Toronto International Film Festival unveils daring comedy satire 'Jojo Rabbit'. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Certainly the hottest ticket at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was the daring comedy satire Jojo Rabbit by New Zealander comedian Taika Waititi. Tickets were sold out well in advance for this "over the top" comedy which ended up winning the People's Choice Award—in a festival with more than 350 films! The comedy …

Charles Davis (2019-09-25). Mass killings in Afghanistan are acts of white supremacy. nationofchange.org An American white nationalist killed over 30 people recently. The victims, all brown, had full lives; children, loved ones, and years, full of plans, ahead of them. But then they were incinerated. Worst of all, they were murdered while Afghan. The deaths were noted in the press, and one Democrat running for president even acknowledged …

WSWS (2019-09-25). Australian troops accused of war crimes in Afghanistan. wsws.org Anonymous soldiers interviewed by "60 Minutes" alleged that Ben Roberts-Smith, who is widely presented as a "war hero," kicked a handcuffed Afghan civilian off a cliff in 2012.

Prof. Steven Tufts (2019-09-25). Pension Plans Should Not Invest in Companies That Harm Working People. globalresearch.ca Of all the gains unions have made for workers, the ability to retire with dignity and a pension is perhaps the most valued. Last year employers and employees in Canada contributed over $70-billion to registered pension plans (RPP). It is …

Michael Green (2019-09-25). Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on "forever chemicals" nationofchange.org A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge or consent. Although the federal government—tasked with protecting the public and upholding the law—became aware of this chemical assault 20 years ago, it chose to conceal the truth, downplay the threat, and expand …

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-09-25). Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centres in historic conference vote. thecanary.co The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to "close all detention centres", "reject any immigration system based on incomes" or a person's "utility to business", and "scrap all Hostile Environment measures". | The Canary was in attendance at the moment conference passed the vote to massive cheers and claps from across the hall. | A break from from Labour's "very awful record": | Joanna Gowers, a delegate for Finchley and Golders Green CLP, called the vote "the most radical immigration…

Jeff Cohen (2019-09-25). Will Biden Be a Rerun of 2016 Tragedy? counterpunch.org You might ask what it takes to remember When you know that you've seen it before — Jackson Browne, "Lives in the Balance" Joe Biden is a throwback to an earlier time. Much of it could be called "the Clintonite era"— when Democratic presidential contenders openly cozied up to the wealthy by appearing at one More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-25). Normal Intrusions: Globalising AI Surveillance. counterpunch.org They all do it: corporations, regimes, authorities. They all have the same reasons: efficiency, serviceability, profitability, all under the umbrella term of "security". Call it surveillance, or call it monitoring the global citizenry; it all comes down to the same thing. You are being watched for your own good, and such instances should be regarded More

Julia Paley (2019-09-25). The End of Asylum? counterpunch.org It was unforgettable. A little boy living in a refugee camp, essentially in exile. In a city known for kidnappings and murders, and in a shelter with inadequate resources and supplies. Most striking were the circumstances: The child was an American citizen, yet the shelter he resided in was located a few miles from the More

Julia Paley (2019-09-25). The End of Asylum? counterpunch.org It was unforgettable. A little boy living in a refugee camp, essentially in exile. In a city known for kidnappings and murders, and in a shelter with inadequate resources and supplies. Most striking were the circumstances: The child was an American citizen, yet the shelter he resided in was located a few miles from the More

Jeffrey Sommers (2019-09-25). Robin Vos Punches Wisconsin Students and Teachers in the Face. Asks, how they got a Black Eye? counterpunch.org With the recently announced news of Wisconsin student test results dropping, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, wasted no time in pointing the finger at schools as being the cause of the decline in our students' academic performance. Vos and the GOP delivered what amounted to a punch in the face (much worse, actually) to teachers More

Syria News (2019-09-25). US Supported "Rebels" Fired Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…

WSWS (2019-09-25). German government extends war mission in Middle East. wsws.org The Grand Coalition is continuing the German military mission in Syria and Iraq and will deploy the Bundeswehr beyond its current mandate in the region.

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Colombia's Uribe Called a 'Murderer' At Every Campaign Stop. telesurenglish.net The former far-right president of Colombia Alvaro Uribe has been touring the country for the upcoming regional elections, and being greeted in every locality by huge rallies at which he is called a 'murderer' and told 'no more Uribe'. The most recent one being on Monday in Antioquia, formerly one of Uribe's bastions. | RELATED: | Colombia: Uribe Bribed Witness to Testify for Him | Former President Uribe is currently on trial for charges that include involvement in a right-wing death squad…

WSWS (2019-09-25). FBI arrests US soldier with far-right ties. wsws.org A US Army specialist was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and charged with one count of distributing information over social media related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-25). Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops. globalresearch.ca "Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement."—Steve Silberman, The New York …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-25). Ukrainegate Is Just The Democrats' Latest Gambit To Unseat Trump. globalresearch.ca A manufactured scandal is rapidly growing to epic proportions in the US surrounding one of Trump's recent conversations with new Ukrainian President Zelensky after a whistleblower alleged what the Mainstream Media is reporting to be the American leader's supposedly unethical …

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-25). Will the Carcass of Indonesian Infrastructure Really be Revived by Big Business? globalresearch.ca Outside the Indonesian city of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan (Borneo island), the new airport is totally empty. A lonely Cessna flies around, performing "touch and go" maneuvers, perhaps training some corrupt businessman how to fly. | Two scheduled flights, one from …

Ian Baldwin (2019-09-25). Dr. Gottschalk's "World War II Heat Bump": Did the War Contribute to Air Pollution and Global Warming? globalresearch.ca On January 19, 2017 a New York Times front-page story, "For Third Year, the Earth in 2016 Set Heat Record," featured a complex NOAA chart showing multiple global temperature readings taken from 1880 to 2016. | Studying the front-page chart, Harvard …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-09-25). Deliver Us From "Evil People": The "Crazy Evils" and the "Caring Evils" globalresearch.ca To this writer there are in reality but two classifications of evil people: | A) The crazy or deranged evil ones and | B) The rational, without empathy or caring evil ones. | Just viewed Alan Parker's great 2000 film Angela's Ashes for …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-25). A Future Labour Government Would Provide Generic Drugs for the NHS Through New State-owned Company. Jeremy Corbyn. globalresearch.ca Jeremy Corbyn announced yesterday at the 2019 Labour Party conference that a future Labour government would set up a British national drug company to manufacture generic and other drugs at a much lower cost than at present thereby avoiding the …

James Zogby (2019-09-25). The Only Way Israelis Can Form a Government: Betrayal. globalresearch.ca As expected, the outcome of Israel's second national election was as murky as the first round in April. During the next few weeks, Israeli leaders will be engaged in negotiations in an effort to form a government. The double-dealings and …

Ed Sykes (2019-09-25). Ken Loach nails the 'biggest threat' to a Corbyn-led government with a wonderful one-liner. thecanary.co Award-winning director Ken Loach has nailed the "biggest threat" to a Corbyn-led Labour government amid a controversial move from the Labour leader to appease his critics."The biggest threat": Loach said Corbyn's opponents within the Labour Party are letting their side down with their constant attempts to undermine him, stressing: A broad church doesn't work when the choir's trying to stab the vicar in the ba…

J.B. Gerald (2019-09-25). Genocide Warnings for Three African States. dissidentvoice.org These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans of past genocides against native American peoples: the masses of people forced from their homelands, the refugee …

commondreams (2019-09-25). IPCC's Report on Oceans is "Final Warning" to End Fossil Fuel Use Rapidly. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julie Hollar (2019-09-25). What media like best about Elizabeth Warren: She's not Bernie Sanders. nationofchange.org 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 …

American Herald Tribune (2019-09-25). New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq. theantimedia.com In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-25). Greta Thunberg and Indigenous Amazon Defender Among Visionary Campaigners Honored With Right Livelihood Awards. commondreams.org Four campaigners from all over the world were awarded with the 2019 Right Livelihood Award on Wednesday, winning what is often called the "alternative Nobel Peace Prize" for their tireless efforts in fighting for non-violence, women's rights, climate action, and environmental protection. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-25). 'A Just Society': Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Legislative Package to Tackle American Poverty and Inequality. commondreams.org Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a national figure who has used her platform to promote bold policies on the climate crisis and healthcare, unveiled Wednesday a package of six economic justice bills to tackle American poverty and inequality. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-25). 'Grief and Anger' in Yemen After US-Backed Saudi Bombing Kills Seven Children, Nine Others. commondreams.org "These children should not be victims of this conflict. Yet, they have paid the highest price imaginable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-25). In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump Sanctions. commondreams.org Iranian president said U.S. has attempted a "silent killing of a great nation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-25). 'For-Profit Presidency on Full Display': Zelensky Mention of Stay at Trump Tower Raises Fresh Alarm Over Emoluments Violations. commondreams.org The memorandum detailing President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky included a comment from Zelensky that anti-corruption watchdogs took particular interest in—as it offered clear evidence of the constitutional violations they've warned about since before Trump took office. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

United Nations (2019-09-25). Iraqi President highlights key role of sustainable development in country's future. un.org Ensuring good governance, tackling corruption and creating job opportunities for youth are top priorities for Iraq as the country continues to emerge from war and terrorism, President Barham Salih said on Wednesday.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-25). Hong Kong Protests: "Return" to the British Empire and the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing… ? globalresearch.ca Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing God Save the Queen and shout "Great Britain Saves Hong Kong", a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians demand that British citizenship be given to residents of the former colony.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-25). Hong Kong Protests: "Return" to the British Empire and the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing… ? globalresearch.ca Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing the God Save the Queen and shout "Great Britain Saves Hong Kong", a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians who ask that British citizenship be …

Staff (2019-09-25). Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly. democracynow.org On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-25). Railroaded by the Judges: Boris Johnson Fails in the UK Supreme Court. globalresearch.ca It delighted Labour supporters and party apparatchiks who had been falling over each other in murderous ceremony at the party conference in Brighton: Prime Minister Boris Johnson would come to the unwitting rescue with his own version of a …

United Nations (2019-09-25). UK's Johnson warns of dystopian digital future, calls on UN to set global standards for emerging technologies. un.org United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening focused his address at the UN mainly on the looming threat of artificial intelligence run amok, but also made a brief reference to Brexit — comparing the process of the UK's delayed departure from the European Union to classical Greek mythology.

Andy Rowell (2019-09-25). Big Polluters Respond to Greta's Climate Call With "Woefully Short" Ambition. commondreams.org An impassioned and blunt speech by Greta Thunberg urged world leaders to finally understand the urgency of our climate emergency. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Climate Strike NOW! (2019-09-25). Youth Organizers lead 40,000 Marchers Across San Francisco/Make Demands for Climate Action. indybay.org On September 20, a crowd of nearly 40,000 demonstrators marched from Nancy Pelosi's office at the San Francisco Federal Building to Embarcadero Plaza, calling for immediate climate action. | [Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…

Climate Strike NOW! (2019-09-25). Youth Organizers lead 40,000 Marchers Across San Francisco Make Demands for Climate Action. indybay.org On September 20, a crowd of nearly 40,000 demonstrators marched from Nancy Pelosi's office at the San Francisco Federal Building to Embarcadero Plaza, calling for immediate climate action. They paused to protest at key climate-movement enemies along the way.

StudentNation (2019-09-25). Postcards from the Global Climate Strike. thenation.com Postcards from the Global Climate Strike…

Daniel Falcone (2019-09-25). Trump's Iran Policy: A Q&A With Richard Falk. thenation.com Legal scholar Richard Falk on Iran, Saudi Arabia, and American interests abroad.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Earth's oceans and frozen spaces paying price for 'taking the heat of global warming'. un.org Our oceans and frozen spaces have been "taking the heat" for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages.

Amy Goodman (2019-09-25). In landmark UN complaint, 16 children accuse nations of failing to protect them from climate change. nationofchange.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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change. telesurenglish.net Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child alleging that world leaders' inaction on the climate crisis has violated children's rights. | RELATED: | Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN | The petitioners, who range in age from 8 to 17 and hail from 12 different countries, teared up as they presented their complaint at the United Nations Childre…

United Nations (2019-09-25). At UN, Iran proposes 'coalition for hope' to pull Gulf region from 'edge of collapse'. un.org The Gulf region is "on the edge of collapse", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders on Wednesday at the annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, saying that "a single blunder can fuel a big fire".

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Putin Backs Venezuela Talks in Meeting With Maduro in Moscow. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support of Venezuela'snew round of dialogue Wednesday as he met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin to discuss further cooperation between the two countries. | RELATED | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | The meeting tok place as both Putin and Maduro skipped the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York. Moscow ¥s support has been essential for the South Am…

United Nations (2019-09-25). UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel's region. un.org Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa's wider Sahel region "are falling short", and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Central African Republic President says country 'remains fragile', despite progress on peace deal. un.org President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly's annual general debate, spotlighted "modest but sure" progress in implementing the landmark peace agreement signed by his Government and 14 armed groups on 6 February 2019.

2019-09-25: Social Media Postees

The Trump Impeachment Inquiry Scam
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Most all actions by both right wings of the US one-party state are politically motivated. | They're united when it comes to unlawfully advancing America's imperium by brute force and other hostile means, supporting privileged interests over the general welfare, and …
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Memo Reveals Trump Pushed Ukraine Leader on Biden Claims
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-25
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): | 10: 10 a.m. | The memo summarizing President Donald Trump's call with the Ukraine leader shows the president's lingering fixation on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. | Trump flippantly refers to the ex-FBI director as a "man named Robert Mueller" and says he turned in "a very poor performance." | The memo also shows that the president made reference to the private cybersecurity firm that investigated Russia's hack of t…
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Trump impeachment over Ukrainegate: Its basis may be 'nothing' call, but fallout will hurt America long and badly
rt.com | 2019-09-25
The transcript of President Donald Trump's phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart shows no pressure or threats to withhold aid. So why are Democrats and media still reading it that way, and invoking it as impeachment grounds? | For over two years, the Democrats pinned their hopes on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was investigating the claims of "Russian collusion" and obstruction of justice in relation to it — only to come up empty-handed back in May. | Undeterred, the party pushed impeachment anyway, arguing that the report somehow showed obstruction of justice somewhere between the lines, and pr…
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The Bidens, Trump, Kiev and Impeachment
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
The impeachment drive is quickly gathering steam, and who can have any sympathy for that man in the Oval Office? But I wonder if some enthusiasts may not be digging deeply enough. Has anyone noticed how often the media, in condemning Trump's treachery, swiftly and inconspicuously brush off the "unsubstantiated" and "vague" accusations against Hunter…
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House Democrats launch formal impeachment inquiry against Trump
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
The action is a major escalation in the factional warfare within the US ruling elite, which revolves largely around differences over foreign policy.
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Trump's Impeachment Will Be a Political War That Can Be Won
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The Nation's Elie Mystal and By The People's Alexandra Flores-Quilty look at the political struggle around impeachment as a battle for the soul and future of the nation.
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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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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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Peace versus Climate
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-25
Monday, 23 September, the UN in New York hosted a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations of tens of thousands around the globe, many of them in New York, one of them led by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old climate activist, who is sponsored mostly by Soros and his clan …
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Activists Shut Down DC Streets as Climate Activism Heats Up
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-25
| Maybe there's hope after all. | It was in the mid-80s Monday morning in Washington, D.C., on the first day of autumn. By afternoon, the temperature soared to 93°F (34°C) in this hottest year on record, ominously underlining the urgency of #ShutdownDC's climate change protest. | Building on Friday's youth-led climate strike, which saw 4 million people protesting worldwide, Monday's action was intended to disrupt business-as-usual in the nation's capital to highlight the climate crisis. Liz Butle…
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Climate Strike/Auto Strike: Same Struggle, Same Fight
Laura Flanders | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
Last Friday, as four million young people marched in the world's capitals for action on climate, countless more were on the picket line supporting autoworkers who are out on strike. (Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Activists Shut Down DC Streets as Climate Activism Heats Up
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-25
| Maybe there's hope after all. | It was in the mid-80s Monday morning in Washington, D.C., on the first day of autumn. By afternoon, the temperature soared to 93 in this hottest year on record, ominously underlining the urgency of #ShutdownDC's climate change protest. | Building on Friday's youth-led climate strike, which saw 4 million people protesting worldwide, Monday's action was intended to disrupt business-as usual in the nation's capital to highlight the climate crisis. Liz Butler from Friends of…
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Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Indonesian palm oil and pulp companies involved in forest fires between 2015 and 2018 have gone unpunished, Greenpeace denounced on Tuesday. | RELATED: | 20 People Killed in Protests in Indonesia's West Papua | The non-profit organization grounded its accusations on "burn scar" analysis of satellite images that showed that between 2015 and 2018, 3.4 million hectares of land was burnt. | The findings were then compared to concession data relating to pulp and palm oil companies and sanct…
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Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-09-25
Empower Texans, which receives most of its funding from oil and gas billionaire Tim Dunn, has put over $9 million into Texas electoral politics.
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Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-09-25
Empower Texans, which receives most of its funding from oil and gas billionaire Tim Dunn, has put over $9 million into Texas electoral politics.
theintercept.com/2019/09/25/far-right-em…

Glacier on Mont Blanc Close to Collapse
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
A glacier of a quarter of a million cubic meters of ice is at risk of sliding off the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses peak in the Italian portion of the massif of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain range, BBC reported. | RELATED | Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN | This Tuesday Stefano Miserocchi, Mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur, signed an order closing roads and evacuating homes and mountain refuges in the area. He said…
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Facing Climate Crisis, Senators Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-25
| This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.As the United States Senate fails to act on catastrophic climate change, dozens of its members are profiting from investments in oil, gas, and coal companies that are fue…
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Voices and Stories from the NYC Climate March
Zach D. Roberts | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
Across the country and the world last Friday, kids and adults marched and rallied in solidarity in a Climate Strike. The NYC Mayors office puts the number of people who marched in Manhattan at 60,000, according to the NTY Times; the organizers say 250,000. This journalist's estimate puts the numbers far closer to the cities …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/25/voices-and…

The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by Extinction Rebellion. | While delighted …
globalresearch.ca/the-global-climate-mov…

Reverse Pied Pipering Climacide
David Underhill | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
The following remarks were delivered on September 20, 2019 during the Rise for Climate at a downtown square in Mobile, Alabama, the city's part in the Global Climate Strike. The Pied Piper played a hypnotic tune and led the children away. But that was long ago. Now the children are calling out and taking the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/25/reverse-pied…

The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week's climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg's presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.
therealnews.com/stories/right-attacks-gr…

The US is exporting a fracked climate catastrophe
Justin Mikulka | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. According to climate scientists, limiting the worst impacts of climate change means weaning the world off of fossil fuels, not ramping it up. But two factors, the U.S. "fracking revolution" that helped boost domestic oil and gas production …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/25/the-us-is-…

Brazil: 10 States Pledge to Respect the Climate Paris Agreement
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Brazil's North East Consortium (CN) spokesperson Paulo Camara on Tuesday announced that ten Brazilian states pledged in New York to respect and implement the Paris Agreement, independent of what President Jair Bolsonaro thinks or decides regarding global climate change. | RELATED: | 'Neoliberalism Deteriorates Human Rights in Brazil': Report | "In response to the recoil risks [in environmental protection] generated by the Federal government, the Brazilian states have decided to assum…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-10-States…

Tempered Emergency: The Climate Change Summit in New York
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
It had a good deal of desperate scolding. Sweden's Greta Thunberg assumed the role of punishing advocate, a Joan of Arc of fury. The main culprit in her speech at the UN Climate Action Summit was the hideous, super ego, …
globalresearch.ca/tempered-emergency-the…

Climate and the Money Trail
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Climate. Now who wudda thought. The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment both in the | …
globalresearch.ca/climate-and-the-money-…

UN climate action summit falls 'woefully short' of expectations
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
The promises made by major economies at the UN Climate Action Summit fell "woefully short" of what is needed to address the climate crisis, The New York Times reported Monday. China did not increase its commitments under the Paris agreement, India made no pledge to reduce its use of coal and the U.S. did not speak at all. "Their lack of ambition …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/25/un-climate…

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
Placido Domingo said the "climate in which people are condemned without due process" has cast a shadow over his colleagues, so he's dropping out of an upcoming production, vowing to never again perform at the Metropolitan Opera. | Domingo announced the decision on Tuesday, just one day before the opening of 'Macbeth' at the Metropolitan Opera, in which the renowned tenor-turned-baritone was slated to star in the title role. | While several US venues turned Domingo down when allegations of sexual misconduct first surfaced last month, the Met stood by the singer, waiting for the outcome of the investigations lau…
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Why Patriot Missiles Are Useless
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Missile strikes that shut down a half of Saudi oil production not only marked a new round of escalation in the Persian Gulf, but also revealed the limitations of the Kingdom's air defense. Over the past years, Saudi Arabia, the …
globalresearch.ca/why-patriot-missiles-a…

US-Iran Relations: Bolton's "Maximum Pressure" Policy Is The Illegitimate Child Of Diplomacy
Bahman Fozouni | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
The September 14 strikes against Saudi Arabia's Khurais oilfield and Abqaiq processing facility, which the U.S. government quickly pinned on Iran, as well as President Trump's decision to substantially increase sanctions against Iran in response, are sobering reminders that the …
globalresearch.ca/us-iran-relations-bolt…

European powers endorse US war provocations against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
Berlin, London and Paris endorsed US allegations that the recent attack in Saudi Arabia was an Iranian act of war, without providing any concrete evidence whatsoever.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/25/euir…

Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …
peaceaction.org/2019/09/25/take-action-t…

Why Doesn't India Follow China's Iranian Oil Policy?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Iran's ambassador to India claimed that the U.S. urges New Delhi to suspend its Iranian oil purchases, worth about $5 billion a year, through the threat of sanctions. The Iranian ambassador also called for India to become more active in …
globalresearch.ca/why-doesnt-india-follo…

Activists Disrupt US and Israeli Officials at NYC Event Calling for War with Iran
commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
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The Grim Predictions for the Future Have Arrived
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
For those who may still believe the drivel spouted by Trump that global warming is a "Chinese hoax," perhaps the release of the latest study showing bird populations in North America have plummeted 29 percent in the last 50 years. In real numbers, that means there are a stunning three billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada than the 10 billion that were here in 1970. While insecticides and large-scale habitat destruction for extractive industries are identified as the major cause, the changes wrought by human-caused global warming are also responsible for this unconscionable destruction of the world's avian po…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/25/the-grim-pre…

Hong Kong is Scared — of the Rioters
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
It was once a British police station, as well as the Victoria Prison Compound. Hong Kong inhabitants used to tremble just from hearing its name mentioned. This is where people were detained, interrogated, humiliated, tortured and disappeared. | Now, after Hong …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-is-scared-of…

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public meeting: The political issues at stake in the Indian government's savage Kashmir lockdown
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
We urge workers, youth and WSWS readers to attend our Colombo meeting in order to participate in this important discussion on the political perspective required by the working class, highlighted by Modi's brutal crackdown in Kashmir.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/25/slmt…

Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs"
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-25
Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
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More U.S. Commandos Are Fighting Invisible Wars in the Middle East
Nick Turse | theintercept.com | 2019-09-25
The percentage of commandos deployed to the Middle East is on the rise, according to new statistics provided to The Intercept by U.S. Special Operations Command. On average, more than 4,000 Special Operations forces — Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and Marine Corps Raiders among them — are deployed to the region each week, more than anywhere else in the world. | The increase comes at a time when the United States is apparently planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, despite a peace agreement with the Taliban having f…
theintercept.com/2019/09/25/special-oper…

Brazilian Amazon Chief Raoni: 'Bolsonaro Should Go'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the head of state accused him of being a pawn to foreign interests. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames Media for Hyping Amazon Fire | A top Indigenous chief in Brazil was welcomed by opposition lawmakers with ovations and tribal chants at the nation's Congress, which he addressed and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Amazon…

The other Ukraine scandal: US support for neo-Nazis fuels far-right terror at home
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-25
Aaron Maté speaks with Ben Norton about how a far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/25/ukraine-us-su…

They're Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish
Finian Cunningham | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-25
John Shipton, the father of imprisoned whistleblower Julian Assange, says that if his son is extradited to the US, "They will murder Julian one way or the other."
mintpressnews.com/theyre-murdering-my-so…

Deforestation Is Spreading Beyond the Amazon in Brazil
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The policies of Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.
therealnews.com/stories/deforestation-sp…

Amazon's Annual Product Launch Fails to Address Privacy and Surveillance Concerns
commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
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Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The policies of Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.
therealnews.com/stories/powerful-forces-…

Australian troops accused of war crimes in Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
Anonymous soldiers interviewed by "60 Minutes" alleged that Ben Roberts-Smith, who is widely presented as a "war hero," kicked a handcuffed Afghan civilian off a cliff in 2012.
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Mass killings in Afghanistan are acts of white supremacy
Charles Davis | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
An American white nationalist killed over 30 people recently. The victims, all brown, had full lives; children, loved ones, and years, full of plans, ahead of them. But then they were incinerated. Worst of all, they were murdered while Afghan. The deaths were noted in the press, and one Democrat running for president even acknowledged …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/25/mass-killi…

Sick Cicada Ada's Dream
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
Sick Cicada Ada's Dream Sick Cicada Ada said I had a weird one once again We visited a gallery Where hotdog carts were serving Severed pricks of billionaires Slipped in hotdog buns and slapped With mustard, kraut, or relish for a buck, but Those there thought that was too much They didn't sell a thing…
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Pension Plans Should Not Invest in Companies That Harm Working People
Prof. Steven Tufts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Of all the gains unions have made for workers, the ability to retire with dignity and a pension is perhaps the most valued. Last year employers and employees in Canada contributed over $70-billion to registered pension plans (RPP). It is …
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Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on "forever chemicals"
Michael Green | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge or consent. Although the federal government–tasked with protecting the public and upholding the law–became aware of this chemical assault 20 years ago, it chose to conceal the truth, downplay the threat, and expand …
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Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centres in historic conference vote
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-25
The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to "close all detention centres", "reject any immigration system based on incomes" or a person's "utility to business", and "scrap all Hostile Environment measures". | The Canary was in attendance at the moment conference passed the vote to massive cheers and claps from across the hall. | A break from from Labour's "very awful record": | Joanna Gowers, a delegate for Finchley and Golders Green CLP, called the vote "the most radical immigration…
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Hinkley nuclear power station costs increase by up to £3bn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-25
The cost of building the new nuclear power station at Hinkley is estimated to increase by between £1.9bn and £2.9bn.French energy giant EDF said the plant in Somerset will now cost between £21.5bn and £22.5bn.The company said the cost increases reflect "challenging ground conditions" which made earthworks more expensive than anticipated.Work is well under way at the site, and EDF said it expects the plant to begin generating power at the end of 2025 (Ben Birchall/PA)Action plan targets have been revised and extra costs are needed to implement the completed functional design, which has been…
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The End of Asylum?
Julia Paley | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
It was unforgettable. A little boy living in a refugee camp, essentially in exile. In a city known for kidnappings and murders, and in a shelter with inadequate resources and supplies. Most striking were the circumstances: The child was an American citizen, yet the shelter he resided in was located a few miles from the…
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Are We Approaching the End of Super Imperialism?
Sabri àñncຠ| counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
Congratulating Oldrich Oldrich Vasicek is an old friend. When I started my "quant" career in bonds in January 1994 in Walnut Creek, California, Oldrich was there. A recently graduated mathematics Ph.D. was I then, I received my first real-life finance education from him. Oldrich, a statistician by trait, is famous for developing the first theory…
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The Boys in the Boots
Saad Hafiz | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
Pakistan's generals should be happy men. They are the self-appointed guardians of the state with an iron grip on the country. Instead of a social welfare democracy seen by the founding fathers, Pakistan has become a national security state. Sixty years after the coup d'état that brought General Ayub Khan to power in 1958, the civilian leadership…
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The End of Asylum?
Julia Paley | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
It was unforgettable. A little boy living in a refugee camp, essentially in exile. In a city known for kidnappings and murders, and in a shelter with inadequate resources and supplies. Most striking were the circumstances: The child was an American citizen, yet the shelter he resided in was located a few miles from the…
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Robin Vos Punches Wisconsin Students and Teachers in the Face. Asks, how they got a Black Eye?
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
With the recently announced news of Wisconsin student test results dropping, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, wasted no time in pointing the finger at schools as being the cause of the decline in our students' academic performance. Vos and the GOP delivered what amounted to a punch in the face (much worse, actually) to teachers…
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Will Biden Be a Rerun of 2016 Tragedy?
Jeff Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
You might ask what it takes to remember When you know that you've seen it before — Jackson Browne, "Lives in the Balance" Joe Biden is a throwback to an earlier time. Much of it could be called "the Clintonite era"– when Democratic presidential contenders openly cozied up to the wealthy by appearing at one…
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Bill Callahan — Live on KEXP
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
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Normal Intrusions: Globalising AI Surveillance
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
They all do it: corporations, regimes, authorities. They all have the same reasons: efficiency, serviceability, profitability, all under the umbrella term of "security". Call it surveillance, or call it monitoring the global citizenry; it all comes down to the same thing. You are being watched for your own good, and such instances should be regarded…
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From Extinguished to Distinguished
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-25
In 1973, at age 46, my character was assassinated and I was forcibly retired by The United Methodist Church's then Southern New England Conference after performing the marriage of two male members of Boston's Old West Church, where I had been minister for eight years. On September 18, 2019, forty-six years later, at almost 93…
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German government extends war mission in Middle East
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
The Grand Coalition is continuing the German military mission in Syria and Iraq and will deploy the Bundeswehr beyond its current mandate in the region.
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US Supported "Rebels" Fired Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp
Syria News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…
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FBI arrests US soldier with far-right ties
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
A US Army specialist was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and charged with one count of distributing information over social media related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/25/sold…

Colombia's Uribe Called a 'Murderer' At Every Campaign Stop
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
The former far-right president of Colombia Alvaro Uribe has been touring the country for the upcoming regional elections, and being greeted in every locality by huge rallies at which he is called a 'murderer' and told 'no more Uribe'. The most recent one being on Monday in Antioquia, formerly one of Uribe's bastions. | RELATED: | Colombia: Uribe Bribed Witness to Testify for Him | Former President Uribe is currently on trial for charges that include involvement in a right-wing death squad…
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Will the Carcass of Indonesian Infrastructure Really be Revived by Big Business?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Outside the Indonesian city of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan (Borneo island), the new airport is totally empty. A lonely Cessna flies around, performing "touch and go" maneuvers, perhaps training some corrupt businessman how to fly. | Two scheduled flights, one from …
globalresearch.ca/will-the-carcass-of-in…

A Future Labour Government Would Provide Generic Drugs for the NHS Through New State-owned Company. Jeremy Corbyn
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Jeremy Corbyn announced yesterday at the 2019 Labour Party conference that a future Labour government would set up a British national drug company to manufacture generic and other drugs at a much lower cost than at present thereby avoiding the …
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Railroaded by the Judges: Boris Johnson Fails in the UK Supreme Court
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
It delighted Labour supporters and party apparatchiks who had been falling over each other in murderous ceremony at the party conference in Brighton: Prime Minister Boris Johnson would come to the unwitting rescue with his own version of a …
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Deliver Us From "Evil People": The "Crazy Evils" and the "Caring Evils"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
To this writer there are in reality but two classifications of evil people: | A) The crazy or deranged evil ones and | B) The rational, without empathy or caring evil ones. | Just viewed Alan Parker's great 2000 film Angela's Ashes for …
globalresearch.ca/deliver-us-from-evil-p…

Ukrainegate Is Just The Democrats' Latest Gambit To Unseat Trump
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
A manufactured scandal is rapidly growing to epic proportions in the US surrounding one of Trump's recent conversations with new Ukrainian President Zelensky after a whistleblower alleged what the Mainstream Media is reporting to be the American leader's supposedly unethical …
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The Only Way Israelis Can Form a Government: Betrayal
James Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
As expected, the outcome of Israel's second national election was as murky as the first round in April. During the next few weeks, Israeli leaders will be engaged in negotiations in an effort to form a government. The double-dealings and …
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Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
"Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement."–Steve Silberman, The New York | …
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Dr. Gottschalk's "World War II Heat Bump": Did the War Contribute to Air Pollution and Global Warming?
Ian Baldwin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
On January 19, 2017 a New York Times front-page story, "For Third Year, the Earth in 2016 Set Heat Record," featured a complex NOAA chart showing multiple global temperature readings taken from 1880 to 2016. | Studying the front-page chart, Harvard …
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Toronto International Film Festival unveils daring comedy satire 'Jojo Rabbit'
Bill Meyer | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-25
TORONTO–Certainly the hottest ticket at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was the daring comedy satire Jojo Rabbit by New Zealander comedian Taika Waititi. Tickets were sold out well in advance for this "over the top" comedy which ended up winning the People's Choice Award–in a festival with more than 350 films! The comedy …
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Ken Loach nails the 'biggest threat' to a Corbyn-led government with a wonderful one-liner
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-25
Award-winning director Ken Loach has nailed the "biggest threat" to a Corbyn-led Labour government amid a controversial move from the Labour leader to appease his critics."The biggest threat": Loach said Corbyn's opponents within the Labour Party are letting their side down with their constant attempts to undermine him, stressing: A broad church doesn't work when the choir's trying to stab the vicar in the ba…
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Genocide Warnings for Three African States
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-25
These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans of past genocides against native American peoples: the masses of people forced from their homelands, the refugee …
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What media like best about Elizabeth Warren: She's not Bernie Sanders
Julie Hollar | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
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 …
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The Network of Hindu Nationalists Behind Modi's "Diaspora Diplomacy" in the U.S
Rashmee Kumar | theintercept.com | 2019-09-25
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump held up their clasped hands on stage in Houston this past weekend, more than 50,000 people who had been awaiting the pair burst into a loud rumble of approval. The crowd at NRG Stadium, brandishing Indian flags and pictures of the prime minister, greeted them with chants of "Modi" and "USA." Some attendees were dressed in their finest saris adorned with thick gold necklaces and jingling bangles, while others wore their love for Modi on their sleeves. | Modi gushed profusely about Trump — the president was warm, friendly, energetic, "fu…
theintercept.com/2019/09/25/howdy-modi-t…

Facebook posts by politicians can break usual rules, says Nick Clegg
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-25
Facebook posts by MPs can break the usual rules on the social network because they are newsworthy, according to the tech giant's communications head Nick Clegg.Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington DC on Tuesday, the former deputy prime minister made clear that "it is not our role to intervene when politicians speak"."We do not submit speech by politicians to our independent fact-checkers and we generally allow it on the platform even when it would otherwise breach our normal content rules," he explained.However, Clegg warned that the social network will still evaluate whether the public interest of…
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IPCC's Report on Oceans is "Final Warning" to End Fossil Fuel Use Rapidly
commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
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New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq
American Herald Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-25
In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities.

New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq

Greta Thunberg and Indigenous Amazon Defender Among Visionary Campaigners Honored With Right Livelihood Awards
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
Four campaigners from all over the world were awarded with the 2019 Right Livelihood Award on Wednesday, winning what is often called the "alternative Nobel Peace Prize" for their tireless efforts in fighting for non-violence, women's rights, climate action, and environmental protection. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Just Society': Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Legislative Package to Tackle American Poverty and Inequality
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a national figure who has used her platform to promote bold policies on the climate crisis and healthcare, unveiled Wednesday a package of six economic justice bills to tackle American poverty and inequality. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Grief and Anger' in Yemen After US-Backed Saudi Bombing Kills Seven Children, Nine Others
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
"These children should not be victims of this conflict. Yet, they have paid the highest price imaginable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump Sanctions
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
Iranian president said U.S. has attempted a "silent killing of a great nation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/25/un-addr…

'For-Profit Presidency on Full Display': Zelensky Mention of Stay at Trump Tower Raises Fresh Alarm Over Emoluments Violations
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
The memorandum detailing President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky included a comment from Zelensky that anti-corruption watchdogs took particular interest in—as it offered clear evidence of the constitutional violations they've warned about since before Trump took office. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iraqi President highlights key role of sustainable development in country's future
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
Ensuring good governance, tackling corruption and creating job opportunities for youth are top priorities for Iraq as the country continues to emerge from war and terrorism, President Barham Salih said on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong Protests: "Return" to the British Empire and the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing… ?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing the God Save the Queen and shout "Great Britain Saves Hong Kong", a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians who ask that British citizenship be …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-protests-ret…

Hong Kong Protests: "Return" to the British Empire and the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing… ?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing God Save the Queen and shout "Great Britain Saves Hong Kong", a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians demand that British citizenship be given to residents of the former colony.
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-protests-ret…

Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."
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UK's Johnson warns of dystopian digital future, calls on UN to set global standards for emerging technologies
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening focused his address at the UN mainly on the looming threat of artificial intelligence run amok, but also made a brief reference to Brexit — comparing the process of the UK's delayed departure from the European Union to classical Greek mythology.
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Big Polluters Respond to Greta's Climate Call With "Woefully Short" Ambition
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-09-25
An impassioned and blunt speech by Greta Thunberg urged world leaders to finally understand the urgency of our climate emergency. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Youth Organizers lead 40,000 Marchers Across San Francisco/Make Demands for Climate Action
Climate Strike NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-09-25
On September 20, a crowd of nearly 40,000 demonstrators marched from Nancy Pelosi's office at the San Francisco Federal Building to Embarcadero Plaza, calling for immediate climate action. | [Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…
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Youth Organizers lead 40,000 Marchers Across San Francisco Make Demands for Climate Action
Climate Strike NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-09-25
On September 20, a crowd of nearly 40,000 demonstrators marched from Nancy Pelosi's office at the San Francisco Federal Building to Embarcadero Plaza, calling for immediate climate action. They paused to protest at key climate-movement enemies along the way.
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Postcards from the Global Climate Strike
StudentNation | thenation.com | 2019-09-25
Postcards from the Global Climate Strike…
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Postcards From the Global Climate Strike
StudentNation | thenation.com | 2019-09-25
Postcards From the Global Climate Strike…
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Trump's Iran Policy: A Q&A With Richard Falk
Daniel Falcone | thenation.com | 2019-09-25
Legal scholar Richard Falk on Iran, Saudi Arabia, and American interests abroad.
thenation.com/article/iran-saudi-oil-dro…

Earth's oceans and frozen spaces paying price for 'taking the heat of global warming'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
Our oceans and frozen spaces have been "taking the heat" for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages.
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U.N. Report Paints a Harrowing Portrait of the Planet's Future
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-25
A landmark United Nations climate report published Wednesday details the observed and anticipated future impacts of planet-heating emissions from human activity on the world's oceans and frozen zones–and warns of the emerging consequences for humanity, marine ecosystems, and the global environment. | The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) is a product of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a U.N. body that assesses the latest science related to the human-caused…
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Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child alleging that world leaders' inaction on the climate crisis has violated children's rights. | RELATED: | Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN | The petitioners, who range in age from 8 to 17 and hail from 12 different countries, teared up as they presented their complaint at the United Nations Childre…
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In landmark UN complaint, 16 children accuse nations of failing to protect them from climate change
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
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 …
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