Daily Archives: September 27, 2019

2019-09-27: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-27). Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit. therealnews.com Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers! | We are all for the Green New Deal! | Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy! | Frank Hammer | This is a historic day, especially for those of us here in Detroit. We are at the center of not one but two strikes: | The nation-wide strike by 46,000 UAW members to determine fate of GM, Ford and Chrysler autoworkers which will have ripple effects for the entire working class and gm communities, right here in Detroit and Warren, in the US and globally. The other strike, today's youth-led global climate strike, is a huge step in our fight to shape the fate of our planet, the…

Great Game India (2019-09-27). 145,000 Tons of Indian Oil at Risk after US Blacklists Chinese Shipping Companies. globalresearch.ca The US has put sanctions on several Chinese companies and their top officials for allegedly shipping Iranian oil, putting dozens of supertankers off limits to western energy traders. As a direct impact of the blacklisting of Chinese shipping company Cosco, …

South Front (2019-09-27). Video: Who Really Benefits from The Alleged 'Iranian Attack' on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility? globalresearch.ca In the second half of 2019, the Middle East entered yet another turbulence zone created by a sharpened conflict between Iran and regional Shia groups on the one side and the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance on another. In contrast to the 2015-2017 …

Eoin Higgins (2019-09-27). In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump. theantimedia.com The Iranian president said the U.S. has attempted a "silent killing of a great nation."

Richard Moser (2019-09-27). Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time? counterpunch.org "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government." — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry special knowledge. Sometimes that knowledge starts with the gut-wrenching realization that they have fought, suffered, More

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-27). 10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined. counterpunch.org The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. 1. The More

Jessica Corbett (2019-09-27). New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global wheat crop by 2100. nationofchange.org Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world's wheat fields are at risk of enduring "severe, prolonged, and near-simultaneous droughts" by the end of the century—raising serious concerns about future food insecurity and political instability. "If only one country or region sees …

Amanda Mills (2019-09-27). Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires. nationofchange.org Billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own The Wonderful Company which produces Pom Wonderful and Fiji Water, just announced they will be donating the second-largest donation ever to an American university for environmental studies on climate change. Today Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of @Wonderful, announced a $750M gift to fund environmental sustainability research and …

Staff (2019-09-27). 10 Ways the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined. truthdig.com Only by freeing up billions of dollars currently earmarked for the Pentagon can we begin to address the existential crisis of our time.

Rob Urie (2019-09-27). Climate Change and Technology. counterpunch.org Climate change is one of a host of environmental ills for which technological solutions are being proposed. In fact, most of the proposed solutions exacerbate environmental ills in other dimensions such as species loss and mass extinction. This tendency of technological reasoning to 'bleed' from one dimension or axis to another— to cause unintended consequences, is a function of the structure of this type of reasoning. More

commondreams (2019-09-27). Women's Rights and Climate Activists to Host Briefing on A Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lawrence Davidson (2019-09-27). A Twenty-First Century Children's Crusade. counterpunch.org "You Had Your Future, And So Should We" This was the chant of thousands of demonstrators, most of them under 20 years of age, as they marched through New York City on 23 September 2019. At about the same time, millions of other young people were demonstrating across the globe: in Australia, India, South Africa, More

Al Ronzoni (2019-09-27). Naomi Klein v The Times Roy Scranton: Mobilization to Fight Climate Change or Surrender? counterpunch.org I have a good friend, a professor of English Literature, who I often go out with to see plays, band performances and movies. Lately, we've also been having a running text message and email debate about various political issues. In an earlier exchange, he described himself as, "not philosophically opposed to the Republicans" but since More

Paul Street (2019-09-27). Protest Alone Won't Save Our Planet. truthdig.com We can all use a shot of hope. I got one from 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the disproportionately youthful masses—4 million across 150 cities worldwide—who came out for climate sanity last week. I listened online to the speech Thunberg delivered to more than 300,000 mostly young people in lower Manhattan on Friday. She spoke eloquently about the supreme ecological danger we face, thanks to the relentless pursuit of profit and to the insincere assurances and pathetic inaction of politicians and policymakers the world over: | We have not taken to the streets, sacrificing our education…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-27). Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'. commondreams.org A scene from New York City's Global Climate Strike. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-27). Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'. truthdig.com The work of saving the planet has fallen to the youngest generation, as the Global Climate Strike made crystal clear.

Derek Royden (2019-09-27). "Our demands remain the same": A conversation with Extinction Rebellion UK's national spokesperson, Zion Lights. nationofchange.org Starting on Friday, September 20th and scheduled to officially end on the 27th, the global climate strike movement started by Greta Thunberg has brought together students and many of those inspired by them, from parents to union workers, in cities and towns around the world. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the struggle to …

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Italy: Over a Million Climate Protesters Take to the Streets. telesurenglish.net In a collective action, rarely seen in decades, over a million Italians turned to execute their "Scopiero Per il Clima", the local version of the climate strike promoted by the Fridays for the Future (FFF) movement which the Swedish Greta Thunberg has been active in since last year. | RELATED: | Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change | Citi…

Venezuela Analysis (2019-09-27). US Gives Guaido $52 Million in Funding, Slaps Venezuela With New Sanctions. theantimedia.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan opposition have been given $52 million by the Trump administration.

Staff (2019-09-27). Trump's Legal Manipulation Could Chill Future Whistleblower Testimony. truthout.org | | Under bipartisan pressure from Congress, an intelligence community whistleblower complaint, now the focus of an official House impeachment inquiry, was declassified and mad…

C.J. Atkins, John Wojcik (2019-09-27). Majority support impeachment probe as White House cover-up is exposed. peoplesworld.org According to a new poll released early Friday morning, public support for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump has now hit a majority. The milestone comes amidst the explosive revelation of a White House cover-up aimed at hiding the details of how Trump solicited election interference from the Ukrainian president. Opinion polls conducted in …

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2019-09-27). Trump Is Deserving of an Impeachment Inquiry, Many Times Over. commondreams.org Trump has been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by at least 24 women. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joseph Thomas (2019-09-27). Hong Kong Protests: Fading Foreign Tantrum, Not Genuine Revolution. globalresearch.ca Just as unfolded in 2014 during the so-called "Umbrella protests" or "Occupy Central" movement, a growing backlash has begun across Hong Kong against US-funded protests that have attempted to disrupt governance and commerce as part of a floundering movement to …

teleSUR (2019-09-27). US: Polls Show Increased Support for Trump's Impeachement. telesurenglish.net A Politico/Morning Consult poll argues that the number of voters supporting President Donald Trump's impeachment increased from 36 percent on September 22 to 43 percent on September 26. | RELATED: | Whistleblower Report Reveals Trump Sought Foreign Meddling for 2020 Elections | "As more information has emerged about whistleblower allega…

Staff (2019-09-27). Whistleblower Probe Tests GOP's Alliance with Trump. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—One Republican hadn't read the whistleblower's complaint. Another called President Donald Trump's conversation with the Ukraine leader "thin gruel" for any impeachment effort. A third said the whole thing was "blown way out of proportion." | And yet, as more details emerged about what the president said and the efforts to shield it from view, Republicans were straining Thursday under the uncertainty of being swept up in the most serious test yet of their alliance with the Trump White House. | The quickly moving events caught Republicans off stride. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sta…

Staff (2019-09-27). The Impeachment: Will This Be Trump's Unraveling? therealnews.com Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to look at today's testimony, the president's petulance, and what all this means for the presidential campaign.

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-27). Ukraine's Federalization: Lavrov vs. Lukashenko. globalresearch.ca Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Belarusian President Lukashenko are publicly at odds over the issue of Ukraine's federalizaton as a possible outcome of Kiev finally implementing the Minsk Accords in the event of the "New Detente" succeeding, with this serious …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-27). US War on Russia by Other Means. globalresearch.ca The US under both militant wings of its war party is an unparalleled global menace. | For the first time in world history, one nation threatens everyone everywhere at home and abroad. It risks destruction of planet earth to own it, …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-27). Maduro Thinks Russia and Venezuela Can "Overcome Any Difficulties", but Is He Right? globalresearch.ca During a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro held on last Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports Venezuela's legitimate government against the continued U.S.-backed coup led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. However, the Russian president also …

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Russia Detains 3 North Korean Vessels Accused of Poaching. telesurenglish.net Russia announced on Friday that their naval forces detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 of their crewmen in the second such incident in two weeks as part of a clampdown on poaching by the secretive nation's fishermen. | RELATED: | Putin Backs Venezuela Talks in Meeting With Maduro in Moscow | The detentions mark rare confrontation between North Korea and Russia, which sees itself as an important player in international talks on defusing nuclear tensions around the reclusive state's missile program.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-27). US Troops, Tanks Headed to Lithuania for 'Extended Mission' Meant to 'Deter Russia'. theantimedia.com The deployment is being presented as part of a "larger, long-term US military involvement in Lithuania" meant to deter Russian aggression.

Jonathan Power (2019-09-27). A Dangerous Confrontation With Russia Over Kalingrad. counterpunch.org "What idiocy", exclaims Jack Matlock on Facebook. Matlock is one of my "Facebook Friends" because I judge his knowledge of Russia as second to none, having been under President Ronald Reagan the White House's senior advisor on the Soviet Union and, later, his ambassador to Moscow. The object of his ire is based on a Newsday More

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-27). Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign. thegrayzone.com After The Grayzone's Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann's opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was…

Andrew Cockburn (2019-09-27). Just How Swampy Are U.S-Saudi Arms Deals? globalresearch.ca The old maxim that "the U.S. government exists to buy arms at home and sell arms abroad" was never truer than today. Our defense budget is soaring to previously undreamed-of heights and overseas weapons deals are setting new records. | Indeed, …

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-27). Liz Truss admits the UK has unlawfully sold arms to Saudi Arabia at least three times. thecanary.co Trade secretary Liz Truss has admitted that the UK sold arms to Saudi Arabia unlawfully on at least three occasions. The sales are in violation of a court order banning arms trade with Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns. | Lack of…

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Saudi Crown Prince Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia's crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives "because it happened under my watch," according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. | RELATED: | MBS Approved 'Intervention' Against Dissidents Before Khashoggi Murder: Report | It is the first time that Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has publicly indicated personal accountability for the killing inside…

Staff (2019-09-27). Facebook Is Making Millions by Promoting Hate Groups' Content. truthout.org | | This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.Facebook has accepted millions of dollars in advertising fees from hate groups and hate figures despite its anti-hate speech policy, a Slu…

William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger (2019-09-27). Bestselling pentagon fiction. nationofchange.org Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires For the Pentagon, happy days are here again (if they ever left). With a budget totaling more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high, even as it attempts to set the stage for yet more spending increases in the years …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-09-27). Polluting the Heavens. counterpunch.org Heavens brings to mind the vast sky and the millions of stars lighting the Earth at night. Greek mythology has the sky and the Earth mating and giving birth to the natural world, the ocean, terrible monsters, the gods and the cosmos. Greek philosophers expanded myths and studied the heavens as a home of the More

Ed Sykes (2019-09-27). A war between nuclear powers India and Pakistan over Kashmir 'would have global consequences'. thecanary.co Pakistan's leader has denounced his Indian counterpart and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals over the occupied region of Kashmir could "have consequences for the world". In early August, Indian MPs passed a bill stripping statehood from the Indian-administered part of Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown. The government of neighbouring Pakistan immedia…

Brian Cloughley (2019-09-27). Trump and the Kashmir Catastrophe. counterpunch.org India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have much in common, not least extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and intentions. The arrangement for a Modi-Trump meeting on September 22 in Houston Texas, at a rally of Indian-Americans, known as "Howdy Modi!" was greeted enthusiastically by India's leader ("The special gesture of President More

Staff (2019-09-27). The Right-Wing Media Twisted My 2015 Reporting on the Bidens and Ukraine. truthout.org | | Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Int…

Robert Dodge (2019-09-27). Hope and Necessity This International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org Making the connection between the environment, nuclear war, peace and the survival of our world is critical. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-27). The Democratic Party Remains a Party of War, Not Peace. therealnews.com Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-27). The Wounds of War. progressive.org Recovering from a broken hip, peace activist Kathy Kelly reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war.

Melanie Bender (2019-09-27). Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved. peoplesworld.org REDDING, Calif.—Driving through northern California is such a peaceful, solace-filled, meditative journey. One could get caught up in beautiful dreams and thoughts with scenery so ancient, green, and mountainous and lakes that glitter silver-blue hues in the sunshine. The last thing it evokes is thoughts of a brutal murder in the midst of the beauty. On …

Patrick Anderson (2019-09-27). Edward Snowden's Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks' former editor Julian Assange have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, they share important similarities: both are perceived as dangerous enemies by the United States government, and both have been documentary subjects of filmmaker Laura Poitras. On the other hand, they clearly disagree when it comes to the means of achieving government transparency and accountability. After all, if Snowden had agreed with Assange a…

Graham Peebles (2019-09-27). Decimation of the Rainforests and the Money Men. dissidentvoice.org During August thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. Some are still burning. In the wet ecosystem of the rainforest fires are not a natural phenomenon, they are started by people, mostly well-organized criminal gangs that profit from illegal logging and land clearance. Brazil's right-wing President, Jain Bolsanaro, took office in …

Charles Davis (2019-09-27). Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy. counterpunch.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 More

Janine Jackson (2019-09-27). 'The Remedies That Were Proposed Weren't About Ending the List' – CounterSpin interview with Maha Hilal on 'terrorist watchlist'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Justice for Muslims' Maha Hilal about the "terrorist watchlist" for the September 20, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Janine Jackson: We don't need the anniversary of September 11, 2001, to remind us of the devastating legacies of that day: the evidently endless wars, by whatever name, in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. And in the US, the wave of Islamophobia, not invented that day, of course, but elevated to organizing principle for law enforcement and policymakers and media—anti-Muslim bias repackaged as national security. | Now a pillar…

Don Fitz (2019-09-27). Politicians Agree: "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man" counterpunch.org In 2017 my CounterPunch article, "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time," told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Though Stockley claimed he had fired in self defense when Smith pulled a gun on him, evidence showed that he had planted the gun More

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-09-27). Review: 'The Day Shall Come' exposes joke of "war on terror" peoplesworld.org The term Theatre of the Absurd deals with what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. The new film The Day Shall Come explores this idea in relation to our current political terrain. It's a movie that uses comedy to address the very real chaos, corruption, and …

Staff (2019-09-27). Brazilian Students Take Protest to Next Level, Launch Strike Against Bolsonaro Education Cuts. therealnews.com Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county's main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-09-27). Towards a More Mature Democracy. counterpunch.org You could be forgiven (but what's the fun in that), if you were to think. Looking at Jacques-Louis David's neoclassical painting The Death of Socrates, you could believe you're seeing Socrates giving the bird to democracy and demanding that Crito give him the goddamned chalice full of hemlock, and get out of the way. There More

Rick Sterling (2019-09-27). Remembering Hisham Ahmed: Activist, Professor and Palestinian Powerhouse. mintpressnews.com H isham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of California in 2006. He died of cancer in July 2019 at age 56. The following remembrance was given at his memorial service on 25 September 2019 at St Mary's College. | Sometimes you meet someone who is unforgettable. Hisham Ahmed was such a…

Michael Welton (2019-09-27). What's In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers. counterpunch.org Sociation by consumption Wolfgang Streeck, author of How will capitalism end? [2016], provides us with a compelling and provocative analysis of how capitalism, slammed against the ropes and almost down for the count of ten, found a way out of its dilemmas of the 1970s. The market was saturated and the labour movement was pressing More

Geoffrey McDonald (2019-09-27). Does the USA Have a Slavery Habit? counterpunch.org As part of its "1619 Project" on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, the New York Times Magazine ran an essay with the somewhat radical message in its title: "American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation" (Matthew Desmond, 8/14/19). But how will studying More

Louisa Willcox (2019-09-27). Exorcizing Wendigo to Save Grizzlies, Ourselves. counterpunch.org Interior Secretary David Bernhardt recently aborted a planned trip to Montana to hear from farmers and ranchers seeking to boost federal budgets in order to kill more grizzlies, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front. Disappointed that Bernhardt didn't show, Dave McEwen of the Montana Wool Growers Association announced that stockmen will travel to DC, saying: "Now More

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-27). Are We Possessed by Our Possessions? counterpunch.org Virtually everyone agrees that people in the advanced capitalist nations have way too many possessions. Three and four car families, multiple televisions and numerous devices to send and receive messages and media all day and all night. Of course, many more people have considerably less, even in the United States, where possessions are totems to More

Christopher Ketcham (2019-09-27). Solitude and the Love of the Human Race. counterpunch.org When I return from a solo backpacking trip, all I want is company. I see another person at the trail's end, at the road that leads back to the cities, I'm a slavering dog — I hump all legs, my tongue is out, I run around in circles, I want to talk and talk. My More

Tony McKenna (2019-09-27). Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory. counterpunch.org Conspiracy theories in general tend to be crude and simplistic, more often than not reflecting the nature of the people who indulge them. But when the conspiracy theory is mingled with antisemitism — as with the Rothschild rot — it represents a particular failure of the imagination, a particularly null and void exercise in dehumanisation. For it seeks to perpetuate a racial stereotype in which a group of people who have been so systematically displaced, persecuted and murdered are transformed into the persecutors on a global scale by way of a vulgar fiction which lacks any trace of humanity or self-aw…

Dan Bacher (2019-09-27). Extinction Rebellion Activists in Sacramento. counterpunch.org Over 20 activists from the Extinction Rebellion today targeted the offices of the Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) offices at 1415 L St. at 12 Noon. They sang songs, shouted out chants and briefly blocked the street in front of the WSPA offices just down the street from the State Capitol. There were no arrests. The Western States More

Kevin Zeese (2019-09-27). Marijuana Goes to House Floor with Landslide Victory for Safe Banking Act. globalresearch.ca For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a landslide. Now, it is likely to be …

Kevin Zeese (2019-09-27). Marijuana goes to house floor with landslide victory for SAFE Banking Act. nationofchange.org For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a landslide. Now, it is likely to be considered by the Senate. Yesterday, members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 …

Norman Solomon (2019-09-27). To Joe Biden, Trump's Potential Successor Mike Pence "Is a Decent Guy" counterpunch.org When Joe Biden told an audience that Mike Pence "is a decent guy," Pence had already been vice president for more than two years. After the comment drew fierce criticism, Biden responded that he'd said it "in a foreign policy context" — an odd effort at damage control, given that Pence has publicly backed every one of More

Staff (2019-09-27). Former FBI Agent's Trial Exposes Racist Ideology Infiltrating Law Enforcement. truthout.org | | The Dallas, Texas, criminal trial of Amber Guyger — an off-duty police officer who entered the wrong apartment, believing it to be her own, and killed Botham Jean — has garnered national attention in a case…

Steven Sahiounie (2019-09-27). Turkey Gives the US a Deadline in Syrian 'Safe-zone'. globalresearch.ca The Syrian war ends in Idlib | While most of Syria struggles to recover from 8 years of bloody conflict, Idlib is left as the last hot-spot. The population in Idlib today includes foreign terrorists following the tenets of Al Qaeda. …

Basma Qaddour (2019-09-27). Washington Sends Arms and Logistic Equipment to Its Occupation Forces in Syria. globalresearch.ca Washington had sent over the past hours new reinforcements to its occupation troops in Syria, according to local sources in Qameshli. | The sources said that a convey composed of dozens of cars and trucks carrying weapons plus military and logistic …

True Publica (2019-09-27). Leaked: Johnson to Use NHS Privatisation Failure as Centre Piece in Snap Election. globalresearch.ca In 2013, the Conservative party famously went about purging its website and the internet of press releases it made about its 2010 manifesto promises. Basically, they lied to get into power and U-turned on the most significant of promises. | In …

Rick Sterling (2019-09-27). Remembering Hisham Ahmed. The Reality of Palestine. globalresearch.ca Hisham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for …

Julian Rose (2019-09-27). 5G Cell Phone Transmission Across Poland: Prime Minister Morawiecki Did not Sign the Global 5G Appeal. globalresearch.ca The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has denied (June 11) that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the Global Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space.[1] | The refute was put out by the Ministry of Digitalisation, the government department that …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-27). Why Didn't Iraq Retaliate Against Israel? globalresearch.ca The US and Israel are manoeuvring between the internal Iraqi differences in order to hit Hashd al-Shaabi, the "Popular Mobilisation Forces" (PMF). These forces have gathered significant domestic support and created many enemies among the Iraqis. The reason for this …

John Krzyzaniak (2019-09-27). Forty Years Ago, the Carter Administration Covered Up a Presumed Israeli Nuclear Test. globalresearch.ca On September 22, 1979, a US Vela satellite detected a "double flash" signal far off the coast of South Africa. It was the tell-tale sign of an atmospheric nuclear explosion: US Vela satellites, launched to help enforce the Partial Test …

Shane Quinn (2019-09-27). Challenges to US Hegemony: America Will Remain the World's Strongest Nation for Years to Come? globalresearch.ca It was always an impossible challenge for America to retain the unrivalled power she enjoyed in 1945, when the country controlled both ends of the earth and had a massively powerful economy. At the end of World War II, the …

Juan Cole (2019-09-27). Witness Intimidation: Unbalanced Trump Seeks Whistleblower Sources, Hints Execution for Espionage. commondreams.org This is the sort of tactic former vice president Richard Bruce Cheney deployed against CIA operative Valerie Plame, to punish her husband Joe Wilson for revealing that there was never any solid evidence that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-09-27). Malta agreement: The dying in the Mediterranean continues. wsws.org The Malta agreement is not intended to resolve the tragedy in the Mediterranean facing refugees fleeing war and poverty, but is only an attempt to remove it from the public eye.

WSWS (2019-09-27). Release of CIA whistleblower complaint intensifies political civil war in Washington. wsws.org The complaint by the CIA agent assigned to the White House alleges that US President Trump "is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election."

William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger (2019-09-27). Bestselling Pentagon Fiction: Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform. commondreams.org Revolving-door hires and former defense executives in government remain a powerful force for the status quo in Pentagon spending. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Trevor Timm (2019-09-27). Trump's Ukraine Scandal Shows Why Whistleblowers Are So Vital to Democracy. commondreams.org NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is just one in a long line of whistleblowers who risked life and liberty to tell the American people—and the world—about the corrupt and illegal practices of the U.S. government. (Photo: Laura Poitras) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-09-27). Officials cover up lead in water crisis in Newark, New Jersey. wsws.org Residents of Newark, New Jersey, continue to be exposed to lead in their tap water as their city and state officials attempt to lie their way out of the crisis.

Press Release (2019-09-27). Rage Against the War Machine This October — March on the Pentagon. theantimedia.com March on the Pentagon invites you to Rage Against the War Machine in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12.

Staff (2019-09-27). No One Should Have to Bargain for Health Care. truthout.org | | Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. | The respons…

Olivia Rosane (2019-09-27). Just one tea bag can release billions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink, study finds. nationofchange.org From Arctic snow to the deep sea, microplastics have been found in some unusual places. Now, it turns out they could be lurking at the bottom of your cup of tea! McGill University chemical engineering professor Nathalie Tufenkji decided to test tea bags after she was given one in a Montreal cafe that looked like it was made from plastic. "I …

Negin Owliaei (2019-09-27). No One Should Have to Bargain for Their Health Care. counterpunch.org Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in government bailouts during the last recession, cut off its More

Jennifer Matsui (2019-09-27). Neoliberalism: The Ideology that Dares not Speak its Name. counterpunch.org The question, "What is neoliberalism?" invites a response similar to the old canard about art: "I don't know what it is, but I know it when I see it". Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is why we seldom acknowledge its ubiquity, even as More

Louis Yako (2019-09-27). Language as a Prison: Why Do We Fall in Love? counterpunch.org I recently had a guest visiting for a few days. On a lovely summer evening, we went for a walk. When I asked how his day went, he said it was frustrating because he wasted two hours trying to authenticate an email account. I expressed my sympathy for his lost time. He added, "First world More

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-27). 'Marvelously Massive' Turnout for New Wave of Global Climate Strikes. commondreams.org In cities from Auckland to Rome to New Delhi, young people demand urgent action on the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-27). Suggesting His Life in Danger, Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Claims He's the "Real Whistleblower" commondreams.org "If I get killed now, you won't get the rest of the story." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-27). Report: US-Made Bomb Killed Six Yemeni Civilians, Including Three Children, in June Attack. commondreams.org "It is unfathomable and unconscionable that the U.S.A. continues to feed the conveyor belt of arms flowing into Yemen's devastating conflict." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-09-27). Though Plenty of International Crimes and Misdemeanors Between Them, Even Former Bush and Obama Officials Condemn Trump on Ukraine Scandal. commondreams.org If the allegations put forth are accurate, states a letter by national security pro, the president's action "would constitute an unconscionable abuse of power." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-27). Bankers "Confirm Warren's Whole Worldview" by Saying They'll Donate to Trump to Defeat Anti-Wall Street Senator in 2020. commondreams.org For the second time in three weeks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren embraced Wall Street executives' fear of her potential presidency, after CNBC reported that several anonymous bankers threatened to back President Donald Trump in the 2020 election if Warren becomes to Democratic nominee. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-27). 200+ Global Groups Denounce UN-WEF Agreement That Entrenches Interests Driving Planet's "Social and Environmental Crises" commondreams.org "It moves the world dangerously towards a privatized and undemocratic global governance." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-27). 'Off by $1 Trillion,' Say Progressives on Two-Year Anniversary of Mnuchin Claim Trump Tax Cuts Would Slash Deficit. commondreams.org "Mnuchin's empty promise shows just how much the 2017 tax cuts for the rich were a scam on the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2019. democracynow.org Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…

Staff (2019-09-27). James Risen: Whistleblower Complaint Shows "Trump Is a Habitual Criminal" Abusing His Office. democracynow.org Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach President Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nearly 90% of House Democrats now support impeachment. On Thursday, a declassified version of a complaint by an anonymous whistleblower was released, detailing his concerns about Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. In the complaint, the unnamed whistleblower — who has been identified as a CIA official — accused the president of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 202…

Staff (2019-09-27). James Risen: I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015. The Right-Wing Media Twisted My Reporting. democracynow.org Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, who first wrote about the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015, when he was a reporter for The New York Times. He says the "r…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-09-27). Roaming Charges: Rough Trade Transcript. counterpunch.org I think we can all agree that refusing to send military aid to Ukraine would have been a wise decision by Trump. But trading the slaughter of civilians in eastern Ukraine for political dirt on HRC and the Bidens pretty much exposes his America First foreign policy as little more than diplomatic narcissism, which, of course, we've known all along but it's useful to have it confirmed in his own "Rough Trade Transcript"…. More

The Canary (2019-09-27). Second wave of worldwide protests demanding climate action kick off. thecanary.co Tens of thousands of mostly young people have marched to New Zealand's parliament, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in New York.The march to the parliament in the capital Wellington was one of the largest protests ever seen in New Zealand, and organisers had to change their security plans to accommodate the swelling crowd.Thousands of people gather near New Zealand's parliament (Nick Perry/AP)Thousands more marched in Auckland and in…

United Nations (2019-09-27). 'We may be small islands, but no man is an island', Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders. un.org "All of us from small islands can relate to the word's perception of us, as small islands", but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead "an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway." That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change.

United Nations (2019-09-27). Treat climate crisis with 'greatest urgency', Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly. un.org Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, "is a generational tragedy" for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.

2019-09-27: Social Media Postees

Video: Who Really Benefits from The Alleged 'Iranian Attack' on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
In the second half of 2019, the Middle East entered yet another turbulence zone created by a sharpened conflict between Iran and regional Shia groups on the one side and the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance on another. In contrast to the 2015-2017 …
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145,000 Tons of Indian Oil at Risk after US Blacklists Chinese Shipping Companies
Great Game India | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The US has put sanctions on several Chinese companies and their top officials for allegedly shipping Iranian oil, putting dozens of supertankers off limits to western energy traders. As a direct impact of the blacklisting of Chinese shipping company Cosco, …
globalresearch.ca/145000-tonnes-indian-o…

In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-27
The Iranian president said the U.S. has attempted a "silent killing of a great nation."

In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump

Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers! | We are all for the Green New Deal! | Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy! | Frank Hammer | This is a historic day, especially for those of us here in Detroit. We are at the center of not one but two strikes: | The nation-wide strike by 46,000 UAW members to determine fate of GM, Ford and Chrysler autoworkers which will have ripple effects for the entire working class and gm communities, right here in Detroit and Warren, in the US and globally. The other strike, today's youth-led global climate strike, is a huge step in our fight to shape the fate of our planet, the…
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Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time?
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government." — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry special knowledge. Sometimes that knowledge starts with the gut-wrenching realization that they have fought, suffered,…
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10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. 1. The…
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New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global wheat crop by 2100
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world's wheat fields are at risk of enduring "severe, prolonged, and near-simultaneous droughts" by the end of the century–raising serious concerns about future food insecurity and political instability. "If only one country or region sees …
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Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
Billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own The Wonderful Company which produces Pom Wonderful and Fiji Water, just announced they will be donating the second-largest donation ever to an American university for environmental studies on climate change. Today Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of @Wonderful, announced a $750M gift to fund environmental sustainability research and …
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10 Ways the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-27
Only by freeing up billions of dollars currently earmarked for the Pentagon can we begin to address the existential crisis of our time.
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Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
A scene from New York City's Global Climate Strike. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-09-27
The work of saving the planet has fallen to the youngest generation, as the Global Climate Strike made crystal clear.
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Naomi Klein v The Times Roy Scranton: Mobilization to Fight Climate Change or Surrender?
Al Ronzoni | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
I have a good friend, a professor of English Literature, who I often go out with to see plays, band performances and movies. Lately, we've also been having a running text message and email debate about various political issues. In an earlier exchange, he described himself as, "not philosophically opposed to the Republicans" but since…
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Climate Change and Technology
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Climate change is one of a host of environmental ills for which technological solutions are being proposed. In fact, most of the proposed solutions exacerbate environmental ills in other dimensions such as species loss and mass extinction. This tendency of technological reasoning to 'bleed' from one dimension or axis to another— to cause unintended consequences, is a function of the structure of this type of reasoning.
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Italy: Over a Million Climate Protesters Take to the Streets
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
In a collective action, rarely seen in decades, over a million Italians turned to execute their "Scopiero Per il Clima", the local version of the climate strike promoted by the Fridays for the Future (FFF) movement which the Swedish Greta Thunberg has been active in since last year. | RELATED: | Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change | Citi…
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Protest Alone Won't Save Our Planet
Paul Street | truthdig.com | 2019-09-27
We can all use a shot of hope. I got one from 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the disproportionately youthful masses–4 million across 150 cities worldwide–who came out for climate sanity last week. I listened online to the speech Thunberg delivered to more than 300,000 mostly young people in lower Manhattan on Friday. She spoke eloquently about the supreme ecological danger we face, thanks to the relentless pursuit of profit and to the insincere assurances and pathetic inaction of politicians and policymakers the world over: | We have not taken to the streets, sacrificing our education…
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"Our demands remain the same": A conversation with Extinction Rebellion UK's national spokesperson, Zion Lights
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
Starting on Friday, September 20th and scheduled to officially end on the 27th, the global climate strike movement started by Greta Thunberg has brought together students and many of those inspired by them, from parents to union workers, in cities and towns around the world. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the struggle to …
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Women's Rights and Climate Activists to Host Briefing on A Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal
commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
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US Gives Guaido $52 Million in Funding, Slaps Venezuela With New Sanctions
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-27
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan opposition have been given $52 million by the Trump administration.

US Gives Guaido $52 Million in Funding, Slaps Venezuela With New Sanctions

Majority support impeachment probe as White House cover-up is exposed
C.J. Atkins, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-27
According to a new poll released early Friday morning, public support for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump has now hit a majority. The milestone comes amidst the explosive revelation of a White House cover-up aimed at hiding the details of how Trump solicited election interference from the Ukrainian president. Opinion polls conducted in …
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Trump's Legal Manipulation Could Chill Future Whistleblower Testimony
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| Under bipartisan pressure from Congress, an intelligence community whistleblower complaint, now the focus of an official House impeachment inquiry, was declassified and mad…
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Trump Is Deserving of an Impeachment Inquiry, Many Times Over
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
Trump has been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by at least 24 women. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Hong Kong Protests: Fading Foreign Tantrum, Not Genuine Revolution
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
Just as unfolded in 2014 during the so-called "Umbrella protests" or "Occupy Central" movement, a growing backlash has begun across Hong Kong against US-funded protests that have attempted to disrupt governance and commerce as part of a floundering movement to …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-protests-fad…

The Impeachment: Will This Be Trump's Unraveling?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to look at today's testimony, the president's petulance, and what all this means for the presidential campaign.
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Whistleblower Probe Tests GOP's Alliance with Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-27
WASHINGTON–One Republican hadn't read the whistleblower's complaint. Another called President Donald Trump's conversation with the Ukraine leader "thin gruel" for any impeachment effort. A third said the whole thing was "blown way out of proportion." | And yet, as more details emerged about what the president said and the efforts to shield it from view, Republicans were straining Thursday under the uncertainty of being swept up in the most serious test yet of their alliance with the Trump White House. | The quickly moving events caught Republicans off stride. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sta…
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The Impeachment Story Proves It Again: Trump Is No Strategic Genius
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
Trump's flailing, incompetent White House emerges quite naturally from basic aspects of Trump's personality—his vanity, his ignorance, his sloppiness, his cowardice, and above all his all-consuming narcissism. (Photo: Illustrated | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, JimLarkin/iStock, DickDuerrstein/iStock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US: Polls Show Increased Support for Trump's Impeachement
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
A Politico/Morning Consult poll argues that the number of voters supporting President Donald Trump's impeachment increased from 36 percent on September 22 to 43 percent on September 26. | RELATED: | Whistleblower Report Reveals Trump Sought Foreign Meddling for 2020 Elections |…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Polls-Show-In…

Maduro Thinks Russia and Venezuela Can "Overcome Any Difficulties", but Is He Right?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
During a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro held on last Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports Venezuela's legitimate government against the continued U.S.-backed coup led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. However, the Russian president also …
globalresearch.ca/maduro-thinks-russia-v…

US War on Russia by Other Means
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The US under both militant wings of its war party is an unparalleled global menace. | For the first time in world history, one nation threatens everyone everywhere at home and abroad. It risks destruction of planet earth to own it, …
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Ukraine's Federalization: Lavrov vs. Lukashenko
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Belarusian President Lukashenko are publicly at odds over the issue of Ukraine's federalizaton as a possible outcome of Kiev finally implementing the Minsk Accords in the event of the "New Detente" succeeding, with this serious …
globalresearch.ca/ukraine-federalization…

Russia Detains 3 North Korean Vessels Accused of Poaching
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
Russia announced on Friday that their naval forces detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 of their crewmen in the second such incident in two weeks as part of a clampdown on poaching by the secretive nation's fishermen. | RELATED: | Putin Backs Venezuela Talks in Meeting With Maduro in Moscow | The detentions mark rare confrontation between North Korea and Russia, which sees itself as an important player in international talks on defusing nuclear tensions around the reclusive state's missile program.
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Detains-3…

US Troops, Tanks Headed to Lithuania for 'Extended Mission' Meant to 'Deter Russia'
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-27
The deployment is being presented as part of a "larger, long-term US military involvement in Lithuania" meant to deter Russian aggression.

US Troops, Tanks Headed to Lithuania for ‘Extended Mission’ Meant to 'Deter Russia'

A Dangerous Confrontation With Russia Over Kalingrad
Jonathan Power | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"What idiocy", exclaims Jack Matlock on Facebook. Matlock is one of my "Facebook Friends" because I judge his knowledge of Russia as second to none, having been under President Ronald Reagan the White House's senior advisor on the Soviet Union and, later, his ambassador to Moscow. The object of his ire is based on a Newsday…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/a-dangerous-…

Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-27
After The Grayzone's Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann's opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/27/following-gra…

Just How Swampy Are U.S-Saudi Arms Deals?
Andrew Cockburn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The old maxim that "the U.S. government exists to buy arms at home and sell arms abroad" was never truer than today. Our defense budget is soaring to previously undreamed-of heights and overseas weapons deals are setting new records. | Indeed, …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-saudi-arms-deals/5…

Saudi Crown Prince Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
Saudi Arabia's crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives "because it happened under my watch," according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. | RELATED: | MBS Approved 'Intervention' Against Dissidents Before Khashoggi Murder: Report | It is the first time that Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has publicly indicated personal accountability for the killing inside…
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Liz Truss admits the UK has unlawfully sold arms to Saudi Arabia at least three times
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Trade secretary Liz Truss has admitted that the UK sold arms to Saudi Arabia unlawfully on at least three occasions. The sales are in violation of a court order banning arms trade with Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns. | Lack of…
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Bestselling pentagon fiction
William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires For the Pentagon, happy days are here again (if they ever left). With a budget totaling more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high, even as it attempts to set the stage for yet more spending increases in the years …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/27/bestsellin…

A Twenty-First Century Children's Crusade
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"You Had Your Future, And So Should We" This was the chant of thousands of demonstrators, most of them under 20 years of age, as they marched through New York City on 23 September 2019. At about the same time, millions of other young people were demonstrating across the globe: in Australia, India, South Africa,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/a-twenty-fir…

Polluting the Heavens
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Heavens brings to mind the vast sky and the millions of stars lighting the Earth at night. Greek mythology has the sky and the Earth mating and giving birth to the natural world, the ocean, terrible monsters, the gods and the cosmos. Greek philosophers expanded myths and studied the heavens as a home of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/polluting-th…

A war between nuclear powers India and Pakistan over Kashmir 'would have global consequences'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Pakistan's leader has denounced his Indian counterpart and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals over the occupied region of Kashmir could "have consequences for the world". In early August, Indian MPs passed a bill stripping statehood from the Indian-administered part of Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown. The government of neighbouring Pakistan immedia…
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Trump and the Kashmir Catastrophe
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have much in common, not least extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and intentions. The arrangement for a Modi-Trump meeting on September 22 in Houston Texas, at a rally of Indian-Americans, known as "Howdy Modi!" was greeted enthusiastically by India's leader ("The special gesture of President…
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The Right-Wing Media Twisted My 2015 Reporting on the Bidens and Ukraine
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Int…
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Hope and Necessity This International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Robert Dodge | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
Making the connection between the environment, nuclear war, peace and the survival of our world is critical. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Wounds of War
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-09-27
Recovering from a broken hip, peace activist Kathy Kelly reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war.
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The Democratic Party Remains a Party of War, Not Peace
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.
therealnews.com/stories/the-democratic-p…

Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved
Melanie Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-27
REDDING, Calif.–Driving through northern California is such a peaceful, solace-filled, meditative journey. One could get caught up in beautiful dreams and thoughts with scenery so ancient, green, and mountainous and lakes that glitter silver-blue hues in the sunshine. The last thing it evokes is thoughts of a brutal murder in the midst of the beauty. On …
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Edward Snowden's Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange
Patrick Anderson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-27
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks' former editor Julian Assange have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, they share important similarities: both are perceived as dangerous enemies by the United States government, and both have been documentary subjects of filmmaker Laura Poitras. On the other hand, they clearly disagree when it comes to the means of achieving government transparency and accountability. After all, if Snowden had agreed with Assange a…
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Decimation of the Rainforests and the Money Men
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-27
During August thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. Some are still burning. In the wet ecosystem of the rainforest fires are not a natural phenomenon, they are started by people, mostly well-organized criminal gangs that profit from illegal logging and land clearance. Brazil's right-wing President, Jain Bolsanaro, took office in …
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Extinction Rebellion Activists in Sacramento
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Over 20 activists from the Extinction Rebellion today targeted the offices of the Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) offices at 1415 L St. at 12 Noon. They sang songs, shouted out chants and briefly blocked the street in front of the WSPA offices just down the street from the State Capitol. There were no arrests. The Western States…
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Remembering Hisham Ahmed: Activist, Professor and Palestinian Powerhouse
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-27
H isham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of California in 2006. He died of cancer in July 2019 at age 56. The following remembrance was given at his memorial service on 25 September 2019 at St Mary's College. | Sometimes you meet someone who is unforgettable. Hisham Ahmed was such a…
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Brazilian Students Take Protest to Next Level, Launch Strike Against Bolsonaro Education Cuts
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county's main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…
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Marijuana Goes to House Floor with Landslide Victory for Safe Banking Act
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a landslide. Now, it is likely to be …
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Marijuana goes to house floor with landslide victory for SAFE Banking Act
Kevin Zeese | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a landslide. Now, it is likely to be considered by the Senate. Yesterday, members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 …
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To Joe Biden, Trump's Potential Successor Mike Pence "Is a Decent Guy"
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
When Joe Biden told an audience that Mike Pence "is a decent guy," Pence had already been vice president for more than two years. After the comment drew fierce criticism, Biden responded that he'd said it "in a foreign policy context" — an odd effort at damage control, given that Pence has publicly backed every one of…
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Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
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…
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'The Remedies That Were Proposed Weren't About Ending the List' – CounterSpin interview with Maha Hilal on 'terrorist watchlist'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-09-27
Janine Jackson interviewed Justice for Muslims' Maha Hilal about the "terrorist watchlist" for the September 20, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Janine Jackson: We don't need the anniversary of September 11, 2001, to remind us of the devastating legacies of that day: the evidently endless wars, by whatever name, in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. And in the US, the wave of Islamophobia, not invented that day, of course, but elevated to organizing principle for law enforcement and policymakers and media–anti-Muslim bias repackaged as national security. | Now a pillar…
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Politicians Agree: "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man"
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
In 2017 my CounterPunch article, "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time," told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Though Stockley claimed he had fired in self defense when Smith pulled a gun on him, evidence showed that he had planted the gun…
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Former FBI Agent's Trial Exposes Racist Ideology Infiltrating Law Enforcement
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| The Dallas, Texas, criminal trial of Amber Guyger — an off-duty police officer who entered the wrong apartment, believing it to be her own, and killed Botham Jean — has garnered national attention in a case…
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Turkey Gives the US a Deadline in Syrian 'Safe-zone'
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The Syrian war ends in Idlib | While most of Syria struggles to recover from 8 years of bloody conflict, Idlib is left as the last hot-spot. The population in Idlib today includes foreign terrorists following the tenets of Al Qaeda. …
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Review: 'The Day Shall Come' exposes joke of "war on terror"
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-27
The term Theatre of the Absurd deals with what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. The new film The Day Shall Come explores this idea in relation to our current political terrain. It's a movie that uses comedy to address the very real chaos, corruption, and …
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5G Cell Phone Transmission Across Poland: Prime Minister Morawiecki Did not Sign the Global 5G Appeal
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has denied (June 11) that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the Global Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space.[1] | The refute was put out by the Ministry of Digitalisation, the government department that …
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Why Didn't Iraq Retaliate Against Israel?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The US and Israel are manoeuvring between the internal Iraqi differences in order to hit Hashd al-Shaabi, the "Popular Mobilisation Forces" (PMF). These forces have gathered significant domestic support and created many enemies among the Iraqis. The reason for this …
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Forty Years Ago, the Carter Administration Covered Up a Presumed Israeli Nuclear Test
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
On September 22, 1979, a US Vela satellite detected a "double flash" signal far off the coast of South Africa. It was the tell-tale sign of an atmospheric nuclear explosion: US Vela satellites, launched to help enforce the Partial Test …
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Washington Sends Arms and Logistic Equipment to Its Occupation Forces in Syria
Basma Qaddour | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
Washington had sent over the past hours new reinforcements to its occupation troops in Syria, according to local sources in Qameshli. | The sources said that a convey composed of dozens of cars and trucks carrying weapons plus military and logistic …
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Challenges to US Hegemony: America Will Remain the World's Strongest Nation for Years to Come?
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
It was always an impossible challenge for America to retain the unrivalled power she enjoyed in 1945, when the country controlled both ends of the earth and had a massively powerful economy. At the end of World War II, the …
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Remembering Hisham Ahmed. The Reality of Palestine
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
Hisham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for …
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Leaked: Johnson to Use NHS Privatisation Failure as Centre Piece in Snap Election
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
In 2013, the Conservative party famously went about purging its website and the internet of press releases it made about its 2010 manifesto promises. Basically, they lied to get into power and U-turned on the most significant of promises. | In …
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Witness Intimidation: Unbalanced Trump Seeks Whistleblower Sources, Hints Execution for Espionage
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
This is the sort of tactic former vice president Richard Bruce Cheney deployed against CIA operative Valerie Plame, to punish her husband Joe Wilson for revealing that there was never any solid evidence that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Malta agreement: The dying in the Mediterranean continues
wsws.org | 2019-09-27
The Malta agreement is not intended to resolve the tragedy in the Mediterranean facing refugees fleeing war and poverty, but is only an attempt to remove it from the public eye.
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Rage Against the War Machine This October — March on the Pentagon
Press Release | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-27
March on the Pentagon invites you to Rage Against the War Machine in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12.

Rage Against the War Machine This October — March on the Pentagon

Towards a More Mature Democracy
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
You could be forgiven (but what's the fun in that), if you were to think. Looking at Jacques-Louis David's neoclassical painting The Death of Socrates, you could believe you're seeing Socrates giving the bird to democracy and demanding that Crito give him the goddamned chalice full of hemlock, and get out of the way. There…
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Officials cover up lead in water crisis in Newark, New Jersey
wsws.org | 2019-09-27
Residents of Newark, New Jersey, continue to be exposed to lead in their tap water as their city and state officials attempt to lie their way out of the crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/27/newa…

Trump's Ukraine Scandal Shows Why Whistleblowers Are So Vital to Democracy
Trevor Timm | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is just one in a long line of whistleblowers who risked life and liberty to tell the American people—and the world—about the corrupt and illegal practices of the U.S. government. (Photo: Laura Poitras) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Release of CIA whistleblower complaint intensifies political civil war in Washington
wsws.org | 2019-09-27
The complaint by the CIA agent assigned to the White House alleges that US President Trump "is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election."
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Bestselling Pentagon Fiction: Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform
William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
Revolving-door hires and former defense executives in government remain a powerful force for the status quo in Pentagon spending. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Just one tea bag can release billions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink, study finds
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
From Arctic snow to the deep sea, microplastics have been found in some unusual places. Now, it turns out they could be lurking at the bottom of your cup of tea! McGill University chemical engineering professor Nathalie Tufenkji decided to test tea bags after she was given one in a Montreal cafe that looked like it was made from plastic. "I …
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No One Should Have to Bargain for Health Care
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. | The respons…
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No One Should Have to Bargain for Their Health Care
Negin Owliaei | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in government bailouts during the last recession, cut off its…
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Language as a Prison: Why Do We Fall in Love?
Louis Yako | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
I recently had a guest visiting for a few days. On a lovely summer evening, we went for a walk. When I asked how his day went, he said it was frustrating because he wasted two hours trying to authenticate an email account. I expressed my sympathy for his lost time. He added,…
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What's In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Sociation by consumption Wolfgang Streeck, author of How will capitalism end? [2016], provides us with a compelling and provocative analysis of how capitalism, slammed against the ropes and almost down for the count of ten, found a way out of its dilemmas of the 1970s. The market was saturated and the labour movement was pressing…
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Does the USA Have a Slavery Habit?
Geoffrey McDonald | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
As part of its "1619 Project" on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, the New York Times Magazine ran an essay with the somewhat radical message in its title: "American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation" (Matthew Desmond, 8/14/19). But how will studying…
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Exorcizing Wendigo to Save Grizzlies, Ourselves
Louisa Willcox | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt recently aborted a planned trip to Montana to hear from farmers and ranchers seeking to boost federal budgets in order to kill more grizzlies, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front. Disappointed that Bernhardt didn't show, Dave McEwen of the Montana Wool Growers Association announced that stockmen will travel to DC, saying:…
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Are We Possessed by Our Possessions?
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Virtually everyone agrees that people in the advanced capitalist nations have way too many possessions. Three and four car families, multiple televisions and numerous devices to send and receive messages and media all day and all night. Of course, many more people have considerably less, even in the United States, where possessions are totems to…
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Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Conspiracy theories in general tend to be crude and simplistic, more often than not reflecting the nature of the people who indulge them. But when the conspiracy theory is mingled with antisemitism — as with the Rothschild rot — it represents a particular failure of the imagination, a particularly null and void exercise in dehumanisation. For it seeks to perpetuate a racial stereotype in which a group of people who have been so systematically displaced, persecuted and murdered are transformed into the persecutors on a global scale by way of a vulgar fiction which lacks any trace of humanity or self-aw…
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Solitude and the Love of the Human Race
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
When I return from a solo backpacking trip, all I want is company. I see another person at the trail's end, at the road that leads back to the cities, I'm a slavering dog — I hump all legs, my tongue is out, I run around in circles, I want to talk and talk. My…
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Neoliberalism: The Ideology that Dares not Speak its Name
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
The question, "What is neoliberalism?" invites a response similar to the old canard about art: "I don't know what it is, but I know it when I see it". Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is why we seldom acknowledge its ubiquity, even as…
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'Marvelously Massive' Turnout for New Wave of Global Climate Strikes
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
In cities from Auckland to Rome to New Delhi, young people demand urgent action on the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Suggesting His Life in Danger, Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Claims He's the "Real Whistleblower"
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
"If I get killed now, you won't get the rest of the story." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Report: US-Made Bomb Killed Six Yemeni Civilians, Including Three Children, in June Attack
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
"It is unfathomable and unconscionable that the U.S.A. continues to feed the conveyor belt of arms flowing into Yemen's devastating conflict." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Though Plenty of International Crimes and Misdemeanors Between Them, Even Former Bush and Obama Officials Condemn Trump on Ukraine Scandal
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
If the allegations put forth are accurate, states a letter by national security pro, the president's action "would constitute an unconscionable abuse of power." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bankers "Confirm Warren's Whole Worldview" by Saying They'll Donate to Trump to Defeat Anti-Wall Street Senator in 2020
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
For the second time in three weeks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren embraced Wall Street executives' fear of her potential presidency, after CNBC reported that several anonymous bankers threatened to back President Donald Trump in the 2020 election if Warren becomes to Democratic nominee. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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200+ Global Groups Denounce UN-WEF Agreement That Entrenches Interests Driving Planet's "Social and Environmental Crises"
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
"It moves the world dangerously towards a privatized and undemocratic global governance." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Off by $1 Trillion,' Say Progressives on Two-Year Anniversary of Mnuchin Claim Trump Tax Cuts Would Slash Deficit
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
"Mnuchin's empty promise shows just how much the 2017 tax cuts for the rich were a scam on the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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James Risen: Whistleblower Complaint Shows "Trump Is a Habitual Criminal" Abusing His Office
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach President Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nearly 90% of House Democrats now support impeachment. On Thursday, a declassified version of a complaint by an anonymous whistleblower was released, detailing his concerns about Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. In the complaint, the unnamed whistleblower — who has been identified as a CIA official — accused the president of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 202…
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James Risen: I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015. The Right-Wing Media Twisted My Reporting
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, who first wrote about the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015, when he was a reporter for The New York Times. He says the "r…
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The far right is pushing for riots over Brexit. And media outrage is nowhere to be seen
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Right-wing agitator Brendan O'Neill has said on national TV that there "should be" riots over Brexit. But at a time when Britain's hard right is growing in confidence and getting increasingly incendiary in its rhetoric, there seems to be little media outrage over his comment…
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Roaming Charges: Rough Trade Transcript
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
I think we can all agree that refusing to send military aid to Ukraine would have been a wise decision by Trump. But trading the slaughter of civilians in eastern Ukraine for political dirt on HRC and the Bidens pretty much exposes his America First foreign policy as little more than diplomatic narcissism, which, of course, we've known all along but it's useful to have it confirmed in his own "Rough Trade Transcript"….
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'We may be small islands, but no man is an island', Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
"All of us from small islands can relate to the word's perception of us, as small islands", but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead "an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway." That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change.
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Second wave of worldwide protests demanding climate action kick off
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Tens of thousands of mostly young people have marched to New Zealand's parliament, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in New York.The march to the parliament in the capital Wellington was one of the largest protests ever seen in New Zealand, and organisers had to change their security plans to accommodate the swelling crowd.Thousands of people gather near New Zealand's parliament (Nick Perry/AP)Thousands more marched in Auckland and in…
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Treat climate crisis with 'greatest urgency', Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, "is a generational tragedy" for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.
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