Daily Archives: September 29, 2019

2019-09-29: News Headlines

Consortium News (2019-09-29). The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal. theantimedia.com The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

Juan Cole (2019-09-29). Annals of Impeachment: From Nixon's "Smoking Gun" Tape to Trump Zelensky Summary. globalresearch.ca On August 5, 1974, Nixon was forced by the Supreme Court to release the smoking gun tape in which he and his chief of staff H. R. Haldemann had a conversation, in the course of which Nixon could be heard …

Clark D. Cunningham (2019-09-29). America's Founders: Removal from Office Is Not the Only Purpose of Impeachment. globalresearch.ca As Congress moves toward a possible formal impeachment of President Donald Trump, they should consider words spoken at the Constitutional Convention, when the Founders explained that impeachment was intended to have many important purposes, not just removing a president …

Ralph Nader (2019-09-29). Will Constitutional Outlaw Trump Implode With Lies Before He is Impeached? globalresearch.ca Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do "whatever I want as President." In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about …

Staff (2019-09-29). Why Isn't Congress Impeaching Trump for War Crimes? truthout.org | | With a new scandal rocking the White House and a formal impeachment inquiry underway in the House, President Trump's self-serving illegal behavior is once again at the center of our political universe. Two huge questions now loom over Congress, and House Democrats in particular: Do the facts about Trump's actions warrant impeachment, and how will voters react as the process plays out? | These questions have led to a broader discussion of impeachment itself. Impeachment is not a criminal process, but a political…

Curt Wechsler (2019-09-29). That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets. indybay.org 1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…

Global Research News (2019-09-29). Selected Articles: Trump's Impeachment. globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

Juan Cole (2019-09-29). Yemen's Houthis Claim Invasion of Saudi Arabia, Capture of Thousands of Troops in Najran. commondreams.org If the Houthi claims are even partially true, it underlines the weakness of Saudi security yet again, in the wake of the drone attacks on their Abqaiq petroleum processing plant in the Eastern Province, which initially knocked out about half of their petroleum exports. (Image: Screenshot / via Al-Jazeera) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Ditz (2019-09-29). Yemen's Houthis Claim to Have Captured Thousands of Saudi Troops. theantimedia.com The Houthis of Yemen claimed they completed a successful assault near the southern region of Najran, Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

teleSUR (2019-09-29). Afghanistan Elections: Low Voter Turnout Amid Taliban's Threat. telesurenglish.net Afghanistan's presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at just over 2 million people or about 20 percent of registered voters, an official said Sunday, solidifying fears that a low participation rate could marr the vote. | RELATED: | 'Afghan Election a Threat to Peace': Former President Karzai | The figure is a sharp drop from the roughly…

Gary Leupp (2019-09-29). Mike Pompeo on the U.S. Victory in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The U.S. appears about to announce a peace agreement with the Taliban trading the withdrawal of U.S. forces for a Taliban commitment to exclude al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups from the country. (Presumably the Taliban themselves will be removed from the State Department's terror list.) It has been under discussion for at least several years, …

Staff (2019-09-29). Poultry Workers and Allies Organize in the Wake of Anti-Immigrant Raids. truthout.org | | This piece was originally published at Labor Notes.On August 7 the poultry towns of central Mississippi suffered the largest workplace raid in the U.S. since 2006. Some 680 chicken-processing workers from seven factories were detained and incarcerated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). | Ten percent of the population in Morton, Mississippi, was either incarcerated or fired. Parents were detained the same day they had dropped their children…

Michael Welch (2019-09-29). Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class? globalresearch.ca "As the oligarchs financed, shaped and largely managed the climate movement — it's only natural that they alone benefit from it. The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which …

Eric Walberg (2019-09-29). Toronto Climate Strike: Let a Hundred Posters Bloom. Corporate Society Gone Mad. globalresearch.ca The culmination of Toronto's Global Climate Strike on Friday September 27, 2019 made history. 20,000 demonstrators flooded downtown Toronto with a dazzling array of colourful, often witty, some devastating posters, vowing to stay the course in the battle with corporate …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-29). Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz' Climate Charade. globalresearch.ca A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a "global movement" demanding "climate action" from governments. | The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as "grassroots." | It is the Western …

Dr. Arshad M. Khan (2019-09-29). The Climate Action Summit Fiasco. globalresearch.ca No one could fail to be touched by the fear (for the future) and urgency in Greta Thunberg's young voice as she broke down while addressing world leaders on the last day of the UN Climate Summit. The IPCC (Intergovernmental …

The Canary (2019-09-29). Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal. thecanary.co Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…

Christian Sorensen (2019-09-29). The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard. dissidentvoice.org The military-industrial-congressional complex (MIC) is the noxious alliance comprised of the Pentagon, the war industry, and Capitol Hill. U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out against U.S. military interventions in such sovereign nations as Iraq, Syria, and Libya. While Gabbard's public discussion of the costs of war rankles some within the MIC, she does not …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-29). Annexation of Kashmir: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century's Munich Moment. globalresearch.ca Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warned the world that India's annexation of Kashmir is akin to Nazi Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland and might even lead to a nuclear war if New Delhi proceeds to follow in the Fuhrer's footsteps and …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-29). The Twin Threats of Nuclear War and Global Warming. globalresearch.ca There are now far fewer nuclear weapons than at the height of the Cold War, the five major nuclear powers — US, Russia. China, France and UK -having all signed-up to the principle of eventual nuclear disarmament. | But there are …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-29). Is Greece Becoming a Weaponized Anti-Russian Small Power? globalresearch.ca According to an exclusive report published by Greek online media Rizospastis this week, within the framework of the " Greece-USA Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement," Washington and Athens have agreed to expand and increase U.S. military installations in the Mediterranean …

The Canary (2019-09-29). Thomas Cook staff prepare to be out of pocket on first payday since collapse. thecanary.co Thomas Cook staff left in limbo are preparing to go without their wages on Monday — which should have been their payday — following the collapse of the travel giant.Around 9,000 staff in the UK were left jobless in the early hours of Monday morning after the business failed to secure a last-ditch rescue deal.Cabin manager Blakey Jones, who has worked for Thomas Cook in Bristol for six years, said staff were unaware of the troubles plaguing the firm until last week."On Monday morning, we received an email to say they tried everything they could but the talks had failed, and that was all we got," the 36-y…

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-29). Afghanistan: The Wounds of War. globalresearch.ca Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan's largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at …

Staff (2019-09-29). iPhone Workers Are 25 Times More Exploited Than 19th Century Textile Workers. truthout.org | | A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in recorded history. Talk of the demise of workers…

Staff (2019-09-29). Documentary Exposes Wall Street Power Behind Global Gentrification Boom. truthout.org | | PUSH, a new documentary that had its world premiere at the CPH: DOX film festival in Copenhagen in March, where it won the festival's Audience Award, is coming to the U.S., and not a moment too soon. With a large majority of Americans in favor of making the issue o…

Common Dreams staff (2019-09-29). Sanders Tied for First With Biden in Nevada While Warren Edges Bernie for Second in Carolina: Poll. commondreams.org New figures help confirm Democratic primary race solidifying into three-way contest. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-29). Sanders Tied for First in Nevada, Warren Second to Biden in South Carolina. truthout.org | | New CNN polls from two key early states released Sunday solidify the notion that the Democratic Party presidential primary has largely become a three-way race between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. | The new polling figures show that Sanders and Biden are tied for first place in Nevada (both receiving 22%), while a third-place Warren trails slightly at 18% — just fou…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-29). Journalist alleges Boris Johnson sexually assaulted her and her colleague. thecanary.co Journalist Charlotte Edwardes has revealed allegations of sexual misconduct against PM Boris Johnson. She described the incident in a column for the Times. | "Under the table": | Edwardes said the incident took place while she was sat next to Johnson…

Craig Murray (2019-09-29). Heroes, Villains and Establishment Hypocrisy: Trump and Johnson Populism. globalresearch.ca Trump and Johnson's populism have shaken the old Establishment, and raised some very interesting questions about who is and who is not nowadays inside the Establishment and a beneficiary of the protection of the liberal elite. Yesterday two startling examples …

Staff (2019-09-29). Why Detroit Could Be the Engine for the Green New Deal. truthout.org | | In Detroit, more than 8,000 residents live in what has been called one of the most polluted ZIP codes in the state. Located in the city's southwest corner, 48217 is known for its persistently poor air quality, where hundreds suffer from asthma, cancer, and other related health issues. The surrounding area has 26 industrial sites whose greenhouse gas emissions are being monitored by Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. And one of the largest polluters, Marathon Petroleum Corporation,…

Fight Back (2019-09-29). SDS strengthens at 14th annual national convention. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — On September 20, New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters from across the United States convened at the University of North Florida to reaffirm their commitment to student organizing and to discuss ways to, "Stop Trump, Stop Racism, Stop U.S. Military and Police Terror." The conference peaked at over 80 students with a dozen chapters represented. | Speeches and applause rang through the halls all weekend. Students opened the conference chanting, "Dare to struggle, dare to win!" The conference ended with, "It is our duty to fight for each other, it is our duty to win!" | On Sat…

Ryan Grim (2019-09-29). Democratic Senators Orchestrated Infamous Caning of Slavery Opponent, According to New Book. theintercept.com Sidney Blumenthal's "All the Powers of Earth: 1856-1860," dives deep into the greatest act of physical violence ever perpetrated on the U.S. Senate floor.

To the Streets (2019-09-29). Berkeley Students Say System Change Needed, Rally and Walk Out from Campus on Global Climate Strike Day. indybay.org Three days before the international Climate Strike of September 20 in which students at UC Berkeley participated on a grand scale, the University of California committed to urgent action to address the climate crisis. Students expressed despair, worry, and shock about the state of the climate already. | [Photos by Bob Shonkoff, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-09-29). Climate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara. indybay.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil's proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County.

AutumnSun (2019-09-29). Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019. indybay.org This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!

On the Move (2019-09-29). San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice. indybay.org An estimated 1,000 students expressed their commitment to a clean climate and a more just world…not only that, they have plans to make that happen. | [Photos: Chris Cassell, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…

reposted by Virginia B (2019-09-29). It's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore. indybay.org Hypocritical attempt to dislodge vigilant Pacifica board member. I do hope you can get through this, and especially the last 3 or 4 paragraphs – then go back and read about the sausage-making if that's easier. Please forward to any you think care about Pacifica. I don't agree with this newsletter always, but I think this is important. I hope others will write to the board as article suggests – if nothing else, for the record. They may not be able to ignore thousands of emails.

ALETH (2019-09-29). playin ¥ dead. indybay.org I argue that the U.S. establishment has been inflating the 9-11 death toll wildly for warmongering purposes.

ALETH (2019-09-29). rudy the zero. indybay.org rudy giuliani was one of the September 11 terrorists…

Edward Curtin (2019-09-29). Public Notices, Private Questions, Musical Dreams. globalresearch.ca Two women out walking do not stop talking. An elderly man and woman out dining do not start talking. | Who says the most? | "Hello in There," John Prine | Every morning at sunrise, a simple, mild, and gentle man, seemingly somehow …

Monica Moorehead (2019-09-29). 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe'. workers.org The Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement and Friends of Zimbabwe organized a march from 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue to the United Nations on Sept. 21 and demanded an end to the deadly economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The organizers repeatedly chanted "Sanctions kill." . . . | Continue reading 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe' at Workers.org

The Canary (2019-09-28). Details of Donald Trump's calls with foreign leaders 'often concealed'. thecanary.co The White House severely restricted distribution of memos detailing President Donald Trump's calls with foreign leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, after embarrassing leaks of his conversations early in his tenure, a former White House official said. | The White House's handling of Mr Trump's calls with foreign leaders is at the heart of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | A whistleblower alleges the White House tried to "lock down" Mr Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine's new president because officials were worried about his request for help investigating h…

Staff (2019-09-28). Impeachment Firestorm Scorches William Barr. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump's outreach to Ukraine and the administration's attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. | Trump repeatedly told Ukraine's president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of that summertime conversation. Justice Department officials insist Barr was unaware of Trump's comments at the t…

The Canary (2019-09-28). Trump's envoy to Ukraine resigns as impeachment gathers pace. thecanary.co Kurt Volker, a former US ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation.The move came as House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of Trump, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials.A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Volker told Secretary of State Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job.The move followed disclosur…

WSWS (2019-09-28). CIA sets terms for Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump's crimes. wsws.org Both factions in the political warfare that has erupted in Washington are hostile to the democratic and social rights of the working class.

Ralph Nader (2019-09-28). Will Constitutional Outlaw Trump Implode With Lies Before He is Impeached? commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, United States on September 27, 2019. (Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2019-09-28). Trump: Will He Implode with Lies Before He is Impeached? dissidentvoice.org Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do "whatever I want as President." In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about every day he is a constitutional outlaw. Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein has documented twelve categories …

Jon Schwarz (2019-09-28). Nixon's Revenge: This Time, Republicans Are Ready to Fight Impeachment. theintercept.com The right has patiently spent decades creating a system to make sure no Republican president is ever forced from office again, no matter what he does.

RT (2019-09-28). The cringe is strong with this one! NYT tries its hand at Trump memes, falls flat on face & gets MEMED in return. rt.com The New York Times tried its hand at a Star Wars meme to celebrate the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump — and proved what conservatives have been saying for years: the Left can't meme. | "A long time coming for a White House far from reality," the clip reads, before launching into scrolling text designed to mimic the opening to the Star Wars films. Titled "Episode 45," the meme features two and a half minutes of every misdeed — real and imagined — committed by Trump during his presidency, heavy on the Russiagate conspiracy theorizing. | "The president has launche…

RT (2019-09-28). Trump told Russians their 'bad' meddling is the same as 'good' US meddling — WaPo's fresh Russiagate resurrection attempt. rt.com With the US president facing a Ukraine-linked impeachment probe, the Washington Post has delivered a fresh 'bombshell.' Not only does Trump think nothing of Russian interference in 2016, he even said as much to the Russians! | The newspaper of record found a new way to flog the dead horse of collusion, treating its readers to outrageous details about a "now-infamous" m…

Staff (2019-09-28). Will This Be the Scandal That Finally Prompts Republicans to Defect From Trump? truthout.org | | Donald Trump has made it clear throughout his presidency that when he's put in a corner, he'll throw his own staff under the bus in order to save himself. As the Ukraine scandal deepens, Trump's strategy will be to implicate as many people as possible; protecting Trump now becomes inextricable with protecting themselves. If Republicans circle the wagons now, they're doing so around a stick of lit dynamite. | One day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inve…

Peter Dreier (2019-09-28). Can Quarterback Pelosi Bring the Democratic Team an Impeachment Victory? commondreams.org US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, announces a formal impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-09-28). 'This is war': Trump's critics & backers trade blows as Washington braces for impeachment showdown. rt.com With impeachment the talk of the town in Washington, President Donald Trump's most fierce critics and defenders are squaring off, reacting to a Democratic initiative to remove him from office over an alleged abuse of power. | On Tuesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said the House was "moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," unifying ongoing investigations in six congressional committees under the umbrella of an impeachment probe. Citing a July phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, Pelosi argued that the president abused his authority and bro…

Staff (2019-09-28). Subpoenas Mark First Concrete Steps for Trump Impeachment. truthdig.com House Democrats ask Mike Pompeo and others in State Department to appear and turn over documents; Speaker Pelosi sets no deadline on probe.

Chris Winters (2019-09-28). Impeachment won't save our democracy. nationofchange.org So it's official: The U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is moving toward impeaching President Trump. In announcing this, Pelosi finally did what many on the left thought should have been a no-brainer. Her reluctance to move the process along has been frustrating for many eager to try to stop Trump's trampling on the rule of law. | The actual announcement doesn't mean much in terms of how Congress operates. It only provides a semantic umbrella under which we can now group the numerous investigations of President Trump's behavior already underway. (U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran. telesurenglish.net A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. | RELATED: | Iran: Talks With US Possible but Without Sanctions | The Stena Impero, which sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on July 19, shortly after British forces detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar. The Iranian ship was released in August.

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. telesurenglish.net After a successful visit to North Korea, Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), arrived in Vietnam joined by other leaders of the United Socialist Party to strengthen diplomatic and strategic cooperation between the two nations. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | As part of the agenda, Venezuela's delegation will meet with leaders of Vietnam's Communist Party. Both nations have already signed agreements to de…

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-09-28). Peru Prevents Venezuelans From Returning Home. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's government denounced on Sunday Peruvian fuel companies for refusing to provide gas for the Return to the Homeland initiative. The move left the refugees stranded in the Andean country, but still far from their native Venezuela. | RELATED: | Vizcarra: 'Constitutional Court Election Has To Be Transparent' | Conviasa Airline, the company received a statement fro…

teleSUR, jg -EF (2019-09-28). Houthi Rebels Claim Attack On Saudi Border Frontline. telesurenglish.net Houthi military claim to have captured logistics and over a thousand Saudi soldiers, including officers, Saturday after a major attack near the border Saudi region of Najran, a claim Saudi authorities haven't confirmed. | RELATED: | Yemen's Houthis Down US Drone in Dhamar Governorate: Spokesman | A Houthis military spokesman said in a statement that t…

Mark Petrakis (2019-09-28). What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity. dissidentvoice.org In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-28). The Wounds of War in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org Recovering from a broken hip, peace activist Kathy Kelly reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war. ***** Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan's largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. …

Bryan Dyne (2019-09-28). Millions March against Climate Change, Capitalism and War. globalresearch.ca Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved …

David Solnit, Julie Searle (2019-09-28). San Francisco Climate Strike Street Murals Take Over Wall Street West. commondreams.org Over two city blocks, lined by some of SF's biggest banks, eleven community groups this week painted their visions of solutions to climate chaos. (Photo: Anesti Vega/Maluco Studios) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-09-28). Chris Packham joins woodland protest outside HS2 base. thecanary.co Chris Packham and climate protesters have set up a woodland outside the headquarters of HS2 to campaign against the destruction of trees to create the high speed rail line.The naturalist was joined by around 200 people carrying flags and placards saying "Stop ecocide" and "Save our countryside", while some chanted "HS boo".The protesters, including a pair dressed as a badger and a tree, brought an array of small trees and saplings to set up the woodland near Euston Station in central London on Saturday.Packham said HS2 involves one of the "largest deforestation programmes since the First World War", damaging more…

Staff (2019-09-28). We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon. truthout.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. | The U.S. military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. | The U.S. military has often been used to ensure that U.S.

WSWS (2019-09-28). 170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand. wsws.org School students were joined by tens of thousands of workers and university students to demand action to prevent catastrophic climate change.

The Canary (2019-09-28). Corbyn: Labour would scrap 'unmitigated disaster' of Universal Credit. thecanary.co Universal Credit would be scrapped under Labour plans to replace the Tories' flagship welfare reforms with a social security system to support jobseekers with "dignity and respect". | Jeremy Corbyn called the much-criticised reforms an "unmitigated disaster" as he outlined proposals to depart from a system designed to "punish and police". | The benefit cap and two-child limit would be immediately ditched, which Labour says would bring 300,000 children out of poverty. | The punitive sanctions regime criticised for forcing people to use food banks would also be scrapped if Labour won a general election. | "Universa…

The Canary (2019-09-28). Julian Assange's father to receive award on behalf of his son. thecanary.co Julian Assange's father is to receive an award on behalf of his son on 28 September, after launching a fresh attack on the continued imprisonment of the WikiLeaks founder.John Shipton said Assange was still being kept in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day at top security Belmarsh prison in London, even though he was due to be released earlier this month.He had served time for a bail violation after he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he lived for almost seven years as he fought moves to ex…

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-28). The Wounds of War in Afghanistan. commondreams.org People disabled by war are a common site in Kabul. Here a man arrives in a wheelchair to receive duvets given out to help families survive the cold winter. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Puerto Rico's Roadmap for Bankrupcy Rejected by Pensioners. telesurenglish.net Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60 percent under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in court on Friday. | RELATED: | Ex-Puerto Rican President's Electoral Commission Pleads Guilty | The so-called plan of adjustment covering US$35 billion of bonds and claims and more than US$50 billion of pension liabilities would allow Puerto Rico to exit a form of bankruptcy that comme…

Negin Owliaei (2019-09-28). No one should have to bargain for health care. nationofchange.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 payment of insurance premiums for the striking workers. | As the news broke, former Vice President Joe Biden was at an AFL-CIO event…

WSWS (2019-09-28). Solomon Islands and Kiribati cut ties with Taiwan, shift to China. wsws.org The diplomatic shifts underscore the deepening geo-strategic confrontation in the Pacific amid the intensifying US-led trade war.

Staff (2019-09-28). Immigration Officials Have Used Google Translate to Vet Refugees. truthout.org | | That's why many experts — even Google itself — caution against relying on the popular Google Translate for complex tasks. Google advises users that its machine translation service is not "intended to replace human translators." | Yet the U.S. government has decided that Google Translate and other machine translation tools are appropriate for one task: helping to decide whether refugees should be allowed into the United States…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). AMLO: 'We Defend Mexico's Dignity'. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obredor (AMLO) declared Friday that his government defends Mexico's sovereignty and is acting in accordance with the bilateral immigration agreements signed with the United States a few months ago. "We have nothing to be ashamed of," said the head of state in response to statements made by U.S. President Donald Trump the day before. | RELATED: | Mexico Digs Remains of 43 Students 5 Years After Disappearance | While speaking from the St. An…

Staff (2019-09-28). Immigration Officials Have Used Google Translate to Vet Refugees. truthout.org | | It's a common internet experience: throw a foreign phrase into Google Translate or any other online translation tool and out comes a farcical approximation of the real thing. | That's why many experts — even Google itself — caution against relying on the popular Google Translate for complex tasks. Google advises users that its machine translation service is not "intended to replace human translators." | Yet the U.S. governmen…

WSWS (2019-09-28). Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat—on the Panama Papers—and The Goldfinch—the aftermath of a terror attack. wsws.org Soderbergh discards his generally non-committal stance in The Laundromat, offering a fairly withering critique of global corporate tax evasion and the financial elite generally.

Fred_F (2019-09-28). Liberals squirm as South Australia's parliament declares climate emergency. greenleft.org.au climate action Renfrey ClarkeIssue 1239 Australia South Australia AdelaideSeptember 28, 2019For the first time in Australia, a house of parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency. | Sout…

RT (2019-09-28). NRA was a 'foreign asset' of Russia in 2016 election, claims report by Senate Democrats. rt.com Injecting new life into the 'Russiagate' conspiracy theory, Senate Democrats produced a report claiming that the largest US gun rights organization acted like a 'foreign asset' for the Kremlin and should lose tax-exempt status. | The 77-page document, published Friday by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), insinuates that the National Rifle Association (NRA) abused its tax-exempt status by working with the gun rights activist Maria Butina — branded a "Russian agent" &#150…

United Nations (2019-09-28). At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to 'Iranian-Houthi coup d'etat'. un.org The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and "terrorist aggression" at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN. telesurenglish.net As promised, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez handed to United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres, the more than 13 million petitions signed from around the world for the #NoMoreTrump campaign during a side meeting at the 74th general assembly taking place this week in New York. | RELATED: | Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela | In a press conference held before meeting with Guterres, Rodriguez reminded reporters that the signatures were collected du…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela. telesurenglish.net "I want to denounce, before this General Assembly of the United Nations, that just a few months ago the U.S. government has started to implement, criminal, non-conventional measures to prevent fuel shipments from arriving to our country from different markets, by resorting to threats and persecution against the companies that transport fuel, flag States, States of registration as well as shipping and insurance companies."

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Mexico to UN: Peace Is Based on Politics, Not Force. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that his country's encourages the "pacific solutions to controversies" based on "non-intervention and people's self-determination. | Ebrard explicitly advocated for continued dialogue in Venezuela between the government and opposition parties, and "rejects the U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against (other) countries," said the minister. | RELATED: | AMLO: 'We Defend Mexico's Dignity' | The…

United Nations (2019-09-28). Syrian crisis is 'clearest example' of foreign investment in terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister says at UN. un.org Although terrorism is a "global nightmare which haunts everyone", some countries have invested in terrorism as a tool to impose their "insidious agendas" on other nations, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

United Nations (2019-09-28). At UN, Sudanese Prime Minister says 'great revolution has succeeded,' country will rebuild, restore values. un.org The "great revolution" of Sudan has succeeded and the Government and people and will now rebuild and restore the values ‚Äã‚Äãof human coexistence and social cohesion in the country as they try and turn the page on three decades of "abhorrent oppression, discrimination and warfare," Prime Minister Abdullah Adam Hamdok told the United Nations on Friday evening.

United Nations (2019-09-28). Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'. un.org The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".

United Nations (2019-09-28). Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly. un.org Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

Trevor Aaronson (2019-09-28). A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases. theintercept.com It's a sunny day in Miami Beach as pretty young men and women dance by a pool. A disc jockey stands in a poolside booth, playing music. | Nearby, an FBI informant named Nura and another man, Malik, train their eyes on a drink cart being pushed through the crowd. Malik believes there's a bomb on the cart. All he has to do is dial the number on the phone Nura is holding. | "The bomb will only take out the men, right?" Malik asks, suddenly unsure if he wants to move forward in the attack. | "What?" Nura replies, baffled by the question. | "The men are the soldiers. The women are not the soldiers. Only the men." | "Y…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). US Considers Delisting Chinese Firms from its Trade Market. telesurenglish.net The White House is considering delisting Chinese companies from United States stock exchanges, said three separate sources on Friday to Reuters. The move would be a major escalation in trade tensions between the world's number one and two biggest exporters. | RELATED: | Polices in Xinjiang Add to Global Counterterrorism: Chinese FM | If the plan happens, it would be part of a broader effort by the U.S. to limit North American investment in Chinese companies. Yet it's not immedia…

The Canary (2019-09-28). Labour's priority is to block no-deal Brexit — Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co Labour remains determined to cut off the prospect of a no-deal Brexit before pressing for a general election, Jeremy Corbyn has said.A senior SNP MP said the opposition parties could stage a vote of no-confidence in the Government as early as next week in a bid to oust Boris Johnson.It follows talks at Westminster by party leaders aimed at thwarting any attempt by the Prime Minister to push through a no-deal break on October 31 against the will of Parliament.Speaking to reporters at a rally in Chingford, Essex, Mr Corbyn said he stood ready to lead an interim government if Mr Johnson was forced from No 10. | Howe…

The Canary (2019-09-28). Boris Johnson 'could face no-confidence vote next week'. thecanary.co Opposition parties could stage a vote of confidence in the Government next week in a bid to thwart a no-deal Brexit, a senior SNP MP has said.Stewart Hosie said the plan — to put in place an interim government to secure a Brexit extension — appeared to be the only way to ensure Britain did not "crash out" of the EU on October 31.However, he acknowledged that in order to succeed, it would require all the opposition parties to get behind it.But while the SNP have indicated they could support a temporary government led by Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats and many of the Tory rebels who had the whip wit…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-09-28). MSNBC Pundit Who Accused Those Who Prefer Sanders to Warren of 'Sexism' Sparks Viral Outcry From #WomenforBernie. commondreams.org "Not here to be vote shamed by the 1%. I am supporting the only candidate who will always put the needs of people first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-09-27). 'They lost the election, now they want to STEAL this one': Trump targets Democrats in impeachment ad. rt.com US President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and "their media lapdogs" in a new campaign ad, claiming they seek to impeach him for wanting to investigate corruption in Ukraine involving former Vice President Joe Biden. | The 30-second ad that Trump tweeted out Friday afternoon opens with Biden boasting about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired after he threatened to withhold $1 billion from Kiev. The footage is from the former vice-president's January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations. | I AM DRAINING THE SWAMP! pic.twitter.com/U7WxKrO6Kx— Donal…

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…

Common Dreams staff (2019-09-27). Citing 'Troubling' Refusal, House Democrats Subpoena Pompeo for Documents as Part of Trump Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org The chairmen of three U.S. House committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday for documents related to President Donald Trump's interaction with Ukraine's president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

Staff (2019-09-27). 'Impeachment Is Good For Our Political Future'. therealnews.com The Nation's national correspondent John Nichols says that history shows impeachment has changed the political future, and thinks it is part of a struggle we should not shy away from.

Ryan Cooper (2019-09-27). The Impeachment Story Proves It Again: Trump Is No Strategic Genius. commondreams.org 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…

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…

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.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-09-27). The Real Purpose of the Impeachment Investigation against Trump. Political Power Play. globalresearch.ca The Democrats know that there is no impeachable offense. What they intend to do is to use the investigation to look into every aspect of Trump's life and try to make dirt out of things unrelated to his talk with …

2019-09-29: Social Media Postees

Why Isn't Congress Impeaching Trump for War Crimes?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| With a new scandal rocking the White House and a formal impeachment inquiry underway in the House, President Trump's self-serving illegal behavior is once again at the center of our political universe. Two huge questions now loom over Congress, and House Democrats in particular: Do the facts about Trump's actions warrant impeachment, and how will voters react as the process plays out? | These questions have led to a broader discussion of impeachment itself. Impeachment is not a criminal process, but a political…
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Annals of Impeachment: From Nixon's "Smoking Gun" Tape to Trump Zelensky Summary
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
On August 5, 1974, Nixon was forced by the Supreme Court to release the smoking gun tape in which he and his chief of staff H. R. Haldemann had a conversation, in the course of which Nixon could be heard …
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America's Founders: Removal from Office Is Not the Only Purpose of Impeachment
Clark D. Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
As Congress moves toward a possible formal impeachment of President Donald Trump, they should consider words spoken at the Constitutional Convention, when the Founders explained that impeachment was intended to have many important purposes, not just removing a president …
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The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Will Constitutional Outlaw Trump Implode With Lies Before He is Impeached?
Ralph Nader | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do "whatever I want as President." In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about …
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That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…
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Selected Articles: Trump's Impeachment
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
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Yemen's Houthis Claim Invasion of Saudi Arabia, Capture of Thousands of Troops in Najran
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-09-29
If the Houthi claims are even partially true, it underlines the weakness of Saudi security yet again, in the wake of the drone attacks on their Abqaiq petroleum processing plant in the Eastern Province, which initially knocked out about half of their petroleum exports. (Image: Screenshot / via Al-Jazeera) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Yemen's Houthis Claim to Have Captured Thousands of Saudi Troops
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The Houthis of Yemen claimed they completed a successful assault near the southern region of Najran, Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Yemen’s Houthis Claim to Have Captured Thousands of Saudi Troops

Mike Pompeo on the U.S. Victory in Afghanistan
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-29
The U.S. appears about to announce a peace agreement with the Taliban trading the withdrawal of U.S. forces for a Taliban commitment to exclude al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups from the country. (Presumably the Taliban themselves will be removed from the State Department's terror list.) It has been under discussion for at least several years, …
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Afghanistan Elections: Low Voter Turnout Amid Taliban's Threat
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-29
Afghanistan's presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at just over 2 million people or about 20 percent of registered voters, an official said Sunday, solidifying fears that a low participation rate could marr the vote. | RELATED: | 'Afghan Election a Threat to Peace': Former President Karzai | The figure is a sharp drop from the roughly…
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Poultry Workers and Allies Organize in the Wake of Anti-Immigrant Raids
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| This piece was originally published at Labor Notes.On August 7 the poultry towns of central Mississippi suffered the largest workplace raid in the U.S. since 2006. Some 680 chicken-processing workers from seven factories were detained and incarcerated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). | Ten percent of the population in Morton, Mississippi, was either incarcerated or fired. Parents were detained the same day they had dropped their children…
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Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class?
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
"As the oligarchs financed, shaped and largely managed the climate movement — it's only natural that they alone benefit from it. The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which …
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The Climate Action Summit Fiasco
Dr. Arshad M. Khan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
No one could fail to be touched by the fear (for the future) and urgency in Greta Thunberg's young voice as she broke down while addressing world leaders on the last day of the UN Climate Summit. The IPCC (Intergovernmental …
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Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz' Climate Charade
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a "global movement" demanding "climate action" from governments. | The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as "grassroots." | It is the Western …
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Toronto Climate Strike: Let a Hundred Posters Bloom. Corporate Society Gone Mad
Eric Walberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
The culmination of Toronto's Global Climate Strike on Friday September 27, 2019 made history. 20,000 demonstrators flooded downtown Toronto with a dazzling array of colourful, often witty, some devastating posters, vowing to stay the course in the battle with corporate …
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Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…
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The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard
Christian Sorensen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-29
The military-industrial-congressional complex (MIC) is the noxious alliance comprised of the Pentagon, the war industry, and Capitol Hill. U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out against U.S. military interventions in such sovereign nations as Iraq, Syria, and Libya. While Gabbard's public discussion of the costs of war rankles some within the MIC, she does not …
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Annexation of Kashmir: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century's Munich Moment
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warned the world that India's annexation of Kashmir is akin to Nazi Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland and might even lead to a nuclear war if New Delhi proceeds to follow in the Fuhrer's footsteps and …
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The Twin Threats of Nuclear War and Global Warming
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
There are now far fewer nuclear weapons than at the height of the Cold War, the five major nuclear powers — US, Russia. China, France and UK -having all signed-up to the principle of eventual nuclear disarmament. | But there are …
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Is Greece Becoming a Weaponized Anti-Russian Small Power?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
According to an exclusive report published by Greek online media Rizospastis this week, within the framework of the " Greece-USA Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement," Washington and Athens have agreed to expand and increase U.S. military installations in the Mediterranean …
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Afghanistan: The Wounds of War
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan's largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at …
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iPhone Workers Are 25 Times More Exploited Than 19th Century Textile Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in recorded history. Talk of the demise of workers…
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Thomas Cook staff prepare to be out of pocket on first payday since collapse
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Thomas Cook staff left in limbo are preparing to go without their wages on Monday — which should have been their payday — following the collapse of the travel giant.Around 9,000 staff in the UK were left jobless in the early hours of Monday morning after the business failed to secure a last-ditch rescue deal.Cabin manager Blakey Jones, who has worked for Thomas Cook in Bristol for six years, said staff were unaware of the troubles plaguing the firm until last week."On Monday morning, we received an email to say they tried everything they could but the talks had failed, and that was all we got," the 36-y…
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Sanders Tied for First in Nevada, Warren Second to Biden in South Carolina
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| New CNN polls from two key early states released Sunday solidify the notion that the Democratic Party presidential primary has largely become a three-way race between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. | The new polling figures show that Sanders and Biden are tied for first place in Nevada (both receiving 22%), while a third-place Warren trails slightly at 18% — just fou…
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Journalist alleges Boris Johnson sexually assaulted her and her colleague
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Journalist Charlotte Edwardes has revealed allegations of sexual misconduct against PM Boris Johnson. She described the incident in a column for the Times. | "Under the table": | Edwardes said the incident took place while she was sat next to Johnson…
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Documentary Exposes Wall Street Power Behind Global Gentrification Boom
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| PUSH, a new documentary that had its world premiere at the CPH: DOX film festival in Copenhagen in March, where it won the festival's Audience Award, is coming to the U.S., and not a moment too soon. With a large majority of Americans in favor of making the issue o…
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Sanders Tied for First With Biden in Nevada While Warren Edges Bernie for Second in Carolina: Poll
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-09-29
New figures help confirm Democratic primary race solidifying into three-way contest. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Heroes, Villains and Establishment Hypocrisy: Trump and Johnson Populism
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Trump and Johnson's populism have shaken the old Establishment, and raised some very interesting questions about who is and who is not nowadays inside the Establishment and a beneficiary of the protection of the liberal elite. Yesterday two startling examples …
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Why Detroit Could Be the Engine for the Green New Deal
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-29
| In Detroit, more than 8,000 residents live in what has been called one of the most polluted ZIP codes in the state. Located in the city's southwest corner, 48217 is known for its persistently poor air quality, where hundreds suffer from asthma, cancer, and other related health issues. The surrounding area has 26 industrial sites whose greenhouse gas emissions are being monitored by Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. And one of the largest polluters, Marathon Petroleum Corporation,…
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SDS strengthens at 14th annual national convention
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-29
Jacksonville, FL — On September 20, New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters from across the United States convened at the University of North Florida to reaffirm their commitment to student organizing and to discuss ways to, "Stop Trump, Stop Racism, Stop U.S. Military and Police Terror." The conference peaked at over 80 students with a dozen chapters represented. | Speeches and applause rang through the halls all weekend. Students opened the conference chanting, "Dare to struggle, dare to win!" The conference ended with, "It is our duty to fight for each other, it is our duty to win!" | On Sat…
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Democratic Senators Orchestrated Infamous Caning of Slavery Opponent, According to New Book
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-29
Sidney Blumenthal's "All the Powers of Earth: 1856-1860," dives deep into the greatest act of physical violence ever perpetrated on the U.S. Senate floor.
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San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice
On the Move | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
An estimated 1,000 students expressed their commitment to a clean climate and a more just world…not only that, they have plans to make that happen. | [Photos: Chris Cassell, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…
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Climate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil's proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County.
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Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!
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Berkeley Students Say System Change Needed, Rally and Walk Out from Campus on Global Climate Strike Day
To the Streets | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
Three days before the international Climate Strike of September 20 in which students at UC Berkeley participated on a grand scale, the University of California committed to urgent action to address the climate crisis. Students expressed despair, worry, and shock about the state of the climate already. | [Photos by Bob Shonkoff, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…
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It's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore
reposted by Virginia B | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
Hypocritical attempt to dislodge vigilant Pacifica board member. I do hope you can get through this, and especially the last 3 or 4 paragraphs – then go back and read about the sausage-making if that's easier. Please forward to any you think care about Pacifica. I don't agree with this newsletter always, but I think this is important. I hope others will write to the board as article suggests – if nothing else, for the record. They may not be able to ignore thousands of emails.
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playin ¥ dead
ALETH | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
I argue that the U.S. establishment has been inflating the 9-11 death toll wildly for warmongering purposes.
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rudy the zero
ALETH | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
rudy giuliani was one of the September 11 terrorists…
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Public Notices, Private Questions, Musical Dreams
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Two women out walking do not stop talking. An elderly man and woman out dining do not start talking. | Who says the most? | "Hello in There," John Prine | Every morning at sunrise, a simple, mild, and gentle man, seemingly somehow | …
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'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-09-29
The Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement and Friends of Zimbabwe organized a march from 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue to the United Nations on Sept. 21 and demanded an end to the deadly economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The organizers repeatedly chanted "Sanctions kill." . . . | Continue reading 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe' at Workers.org
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Details of Donald Trump's calls with foreign leaders 'often concealed'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
The White House severely restricted distribution of memos detailing President Donald Trump's calls with foreign leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, after embarrassing leaks of his conversations early in his tenure, a former White House official said. | The White House's handling of Mr Trump's calls with foreign leaders is at the heart of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | A whistleblower alleges the White House tried to "lock down" Mr Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine's new president because officials were worried about his request for help investigating h…
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CIA sets terms for Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump's crimes
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
Both factions in the political warfare that has erupted in Washington are hostile to the democratic and social rights of the working class.
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Nixon's Revenge: This Time, Republicans Are Ready to Fight Impeachment
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-28
The right has patiently spent decades creating a system to make sure no Republican president is ever forced from office again, no matter what he does.
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Trump's envoy to Ukraine resigns as impeachment gathers pace
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Kurt Volker, a former US ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation.The move came as House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of Trump, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials.A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Volker told Secretary of State Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job.The move followed disclosur…
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Impeachment Firestorm Scorches William Barr
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-28
WASHINGTON–As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump's outreach to Ukraine and the administration's attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. | Trump repeatedly told Ukraine's president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of that summertime conversation. Justice Department officials insist Barr was unaware of Trump's comments at the t…
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Will Constitutional Outlaw Trump Implode With Lies Before He is Impeached?
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, United States on September 27, 2019. (Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump: Will He Implode with Lies Before He is Impeached?
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-28
Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do "whatever I want as President." In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about every day he is a constitutional outlaw. Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein has documented twelve categories …
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Trump told Russians their 'bad' meddling is the same as 'good' US meddling — WaPo's fresh Russiagate resurrection attempt
rt.com | 2019-09-28
With the US president facing a Ukraine-linked impeachment probe, the Washington Post has delivered a fresh 'bombshell.' Not only does Trump think nothing of Russian interference in 2016, he even said as much to the Russians! | The newspaper of record found a new way to flog the dead horse of collusion, treating its readers to outrageous details about a "now-infamous" m…
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The cringe is strong with this one! NYT tries its hand at Trump memes, falls flat on face & gets MEMED in return
rt.com | 2019-09-28
The New York Times tried its hand at a Star Wars meme to celebrate the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump — and proved what conservatives have been saying for years: the Left can't meme. | "A long time coming for a White House far from reality," the clip reads, before launching into scrolling text designed to mimic the opening to the Star Wars films. Titled "Episode 45," the meme features two and a half minutes of every misdeed — real and imagined — committed by Trump during his presidency, heavy on the Russiagate conspiracy theorizing. | "The president has launche…
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Impeachment won't save our democracy
Chris Winters | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
So it's official: The U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is moving toward impeaching President Trump. In announcing this, Pelosi finally did what many on the left thought should have been a no-brainer. Her reluctance to move the process along has been frustrating for many eager to try to stop Trump's trampling on the rule of law. | The actual announcement doesn't mean much in terms of how Congress operates. It only provides a semantic umbrella under which we can now group the numerous investigations of President Trump's behavior already underway. (U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold…
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Subpoenas Mark First Concrete Steps for Trump Impeachment
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-28
House Democrats ask Mike Pompeo and others in State Department to appear and turn over documents; Speaker Pelosi sets no deadline on probe.
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Will This Be the Scandal That Finally Prompts Republicans to Defect From Trump?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| Donald Trump has made it clear throughout his presidency that when he's put in a corner, he'll throw his own staff under the bus in order to save himself. As the Ukraine scandal deepens, Trump's strategy will be to implicate as many people as possible; protecting Trump now becomes inextricable with protecting themselves. If Republicans circle the wagons now, they're doing so around a stick of lit dynamite. | One day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inve…
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Can Quarterback Pelosi Bring the Democratic Team an Impeachment Victory?
Peter Dreier | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, announces a formal impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'This is war': Trump's critics & backers trade blows as Washington braces for impeachment showdown
rt.com | 2019-09-28
With impeachment the talk of the town in Washington, President Donald Trump's most fierce critics and defenders are squaring off, reacting to a Democratic initiative to remove him from office over an alleged abuse of power. | On Tuesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said the House was "moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," unifying ongoing investigations in six congressional committees under the umbrella of an impeachment probe. Citing a July phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, Pelosi argued that the president abused his authority and bro…
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British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. | RELATED: | Iran: Talks With US Possible but Without Sanctions | The Stena Impero, which sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on July 19, shortly after British forces detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar. The Iranian ship was released in August.
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Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
After a successful visit to North Korea, Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), arrived in Vietnam joined by other leaders of the United Socialist Party to strengthen diplomatic and strategic cooperation between the two nations. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | As part of the agenda, Venezuela's delegation will meet with leaders of Vietnam's Communist Party. Both nations have already signed agreements to de…
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Peru Prevents Venezuelans From Returning Home
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
Venezuela's government denounced on Sunday Peruvian fuel companies for refusing to provide gas for the Return to the Homeland initiative. The move left the refugees stranded in the Andean country, but still far from their native Venezuela. | RELATED: | Vizcarra: 'Constitutional Court Election Has To Be Transparent' | Conviasa Airline, the company received a statement fro…
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Houthi Rebels Claim Attack On Saudi Border Frontline
teleSUR, jg -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
Houthi military claim to have captured logistics and over a thousand Saudi soldiers, including officers, Saturday after a major attack near the border Saudi region of Najran, a claim Saudi authorities haven't confirmed. | RELATED: | Yemen's Houthis Down US Drone in Dhamar Governorate: Spokesman | A Houthis military spokesman said in a statement that t…
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What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity
Mark Petrakis | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-28
In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …
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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-28
Recovering from a broken hip, peace activist Kathy Kelly reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war. ***** Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan's largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. …
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Millions March against Climate Change, Capitalism and War
Bryan Dyne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-28
Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved …
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170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
School students were joined by tens of thousands of workers and university students to demand action to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| 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. | The U.S. military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. | The U.S. military has often been used to ensure that U.S.
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Chris Packham joins woodland protest outside HS2 base
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Chris Packham and climate protesters have set up a woodland outside the headquarters of HS2 to campaign against the destruction of trees to create the high speed rail line.The naturalist was joined by around 200 people carrying flags and placards saying "Stop ecocide" and "Save our countryside", while some chanted "HS boo".The protesters, including a pair dressed as a badger and a tree, brought an array of small trees and saplings to set up the woodland near Euston Station in central London on Saturday.Packham said HS2 involves one of the "largest deforestation programmes since the First World War", damaging…
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San Francisco Climate Strike Street Murals Take Over Wall Street West
David Solnit, Julie Searle | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
Over two city blocks, lined by some of SF's biggest banks, eleven community groups this week painted their visions of solutions to climate chaos. (Photo: Anesti Vega/Maluco Studios) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Corbyn: Labour would scrap 'unmitigated disaster' of Universal Credit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Universal Credit would be scrapped under Labour plans to replace the Tories' flagship welfare reforms with a social security system to support jobseekers with "dignity and respect". | Jeremy Corbyn called the much-criticised reforms an "unmitigated disaster" as he outlined proposals to depart from a system designed to "punish and police". | The benefit cap and two-child limit would be immediately ditched, which Labour says would bring 300,000 children out of poverty. | The punitive sanctions regime criticised for forcing people to use food banks would also be scrapped if Labour won a general election. | "Universa…
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Julian Assange's father to receive award on behalf of his son
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Julian Assange's father is to receive an award on behalf of his son on 28 September, after launching a fresh attack on the continued imprisonment of the WikiLeaks founder.John Shipton said Assange was still being kept in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day at top security Belmarsh prison in London, even though he was due to be released earlier this month.He had served time for a bail violation after he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he lived for almost seven years as he fought moves to ex…
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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
People disabled by war are a common site in Kabul. Here a man arrives in a wheelchair to receive duvets given out to help families survive the cold winter. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Puerto Rico's Roadmap for Bankrupcy Rejected by Pensioners
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60 percent under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in court on Friday. | RELATED: | Ex-Puerto Rican President's Electoral Commission Pleads Guilty | The so-called plan of adjustment covering US$35 billion of bonds and claims and more than US$50 billion of pension liabilities would allow Puerto Rico to exit a form of bankruptcy that comme…
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No one should have to bargain for health care
Negin Owliaei | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
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 payment of insurance premiums for the striking workers. | As the news broke, former Vice President Joe Biden was at an AFL-CIO event…
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Solomon Islands and Kiribati cut ties with Taiwan, shift to China
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
The diplomatic shifts underscore the deepening geo-strategic confrontation in the Pacific amid the intensifying US-led trade war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/28/kiri…

Immigration Officials Have Used Google Translate to Vet Refugees
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| It's a common internet experience: throw a foreign phrase into Google Translate or any other online translation tool and out comes a farcical approximation of the real thing. | That's why many experts — even Google itself — caution against relying on the popular Google Translate for complex tasks. Google advises users that its machine translation service is not "intended to replace human translators." | Yet the U.S. governmen…
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Immigration Officials Have Used Google Translate to Vet Refugees
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| That's why many experts — even Google itself — caution against relying on the popular Google Translate for complex tasks. Google advises users that its machine translation service is not "intended to replace human translators." | Yet the U.S. government has decided that Google Translate and other machine translation tools are appropriate for one task: helping to decide whether refugees should be allowed into the United States…
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AMLO: 'We Defend Mexico's Dignity'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obredor (AMLO) declared Friday that his government defends Mexico's sovereignty and is acting in accordance with the bilateral immigration agreements signed with the United States a few months ago. "We have nothing to be ashamed of," said the head of state in response to statements made by U.S. President Donald Trump the day before. | RELATED: | Mexico Digs Remains of 43 Students 5 Years After Disappearance | While speaking from the St. An…
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Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat–on the Panama Papers–and The Goldfinch–the aftermath of a terror attack
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
Soderbergh discards his generally non-committal stance in The Laundromat, offering a fairly withering critique of global corporate tax evasion and the financial elite generally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/28/tff5…

Liberals squirm as South Australia's parliament declares climate emergency
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-28
climate action Renfrey ClarkeIssue 1239 Australia South Australia AdelaideSeptember 28, 2019For the first time in Australia, a house of parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency. | Sout…
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NRA was a 'foreign asset' of Russia in 2016 election, claims report by Senate Democrats
rt.com | 2019-09-28
Injecting new life into the 'Russiagate' conspiracy theory, Senate Democrats produced a report claiming that the largest US gun rights organization acted like a 'foreign asset' for the Kremlin and should lose tax-exempt status. | The 77-page document, published Friday by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), insinuates that the National Rifle Association (NRA) abused its tax-exempt status by working with the gun rights activist Maria Butina — branded a "Russian agent" &#150…
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At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to 'Iranian-Houthi coup d'etat'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and "terrorist aggression" at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.
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Mexico to UN: Peace Is Based on Politics, Not Force
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that his country's encourages the "pacific solutions to controversies" based on "non-intervention and people's self-determination. | Ebrard explicitly advocated for continued dialogue in Venezuela between the government and opposition parties, and "rejects the U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against (other) countries," said the minister. | RELATED: | AMLO: 'We Defend Mexico's Dignity' | The…
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Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
As promised, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez handed to United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres, the more than 13 million petitions signed from around the world for the #NoMoreTrump campaign during a side meeting at the 74th general assembly taking place this week in New York. | RELATED: | Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela | In a press conference held before meeting with Guterres, Rodriguez reminded reporters that the signatures were collected du…
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Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
"I want to denounce, before this General Assembly of the United Nations, that just a few months ago the U.S. government has started to implement, criminal, non-conventional measures to prevent fuel shipments from arriving to our country from different markets, by resorting to threats and persecution against the companies that transport fuel, flag States, States of registration as well as shipping and insurance companies."
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Syrian crisis is 'clearest example' of foreign investment in terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister says at UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
Although terrorism is a "global nightmare which haunts everyone", some countries have invested in terrorism as a tool to impose their "insidious agendas" on other nations, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.
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Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".
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At UN, Sudanese Prime Minister says 'great revolution has succeeded,' country will rebuild, restore values
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The "great revolution" of Sudan has succeeded and the Government and people and will now rebuild and restore the values ‚Äã‚Äãof human coexistence and social cohesion in the country as they try and turn the page on three decades of "abhorrent oppression, discrimination and warfare," Prime Minister Abdullah Adam Hamdok told the United Nations on Friday evening.
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Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.
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A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-09-28
It's a sunny day in Miami Beach as pretty young men and women dance by a pool. A disc jockey stands in a poolside booth, playing music. | Nearby, an FBI informant named Nura and another man, Malik, train their eyes on a drink cart being pushed through the crowd. Malik believes there's a bomb on the cart. All he has to do is dial the number on the phone Nura is holding. | "The bomb will only take out the men, right?" Malik asks, suddenly unsure if he wants to move forward in the attack. | "What?" Nura replies, baffled by the question. | "The men are the soldiers. The women are not the soldiers. Only the men." | "Y…
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US Considers Delisting Chinese Firms from its Trade Market
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
The White House is considering delisting Chinese companies from United States stock exchanges, said three separate sources on Friday to Reuters. The move would be a major escalation in trade tensions between the world's number one and two biggest exporters. | RELATED: | Polices in Xinjiang Add to Global Counterterrorism: Chinese FM | If the plan happens, it would be part of a broader effort by the U.S. to limit North American investment in Chinese companies. Yet it's not immedia…
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Labour's priority is to block no-deal Brexit — Jeremy Corbyn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Labour remains determined to cut off the prospect of a no-deal Brexit before pressing for a general election, Jeremy Corbyn has said.A senior SNP MP said the opposition parties could stage a vote of no-confidence in the Government as early as next week in a bid to oust Boris Johnson.It follows talks at Westminster by party leaders aimed at thwarting any attempt by the Prime Minister to push through a no-deal break on October 31 against the will of Parliament.Speaking to reporters at a rally in Chingford, Essex, Mr Corbyn said he stood ready to lead an interim government if Mr Johnson was forced from No 10. | Howe…
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Boris Johnson 'could face no-confidence vote next week'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Opposition parties could stage a vote of confidence in the Government next week in a bid to thwart a no-deal Brexit, a senior SNP MP has said.Stewart Hosie said the plan — to put in place an interim government to secure a Brexit extension — appeared to be the only way to ensure Britain did not "crash out" of the EU on October 31.However, he acknowledged that in order to succeed, it would require all the opposition parties to get behind it.But while the SNP have indicated they could support a temporary government led by Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats and many of the Tory rebels who had the whip wit…
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MSNBC Pundit Who Accused Those Who Prefer Sanders to Warren of 'Sexism' Sparks Viral Outcry From #WomenforBernie
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
"Not here to be vote shamed by the 1%. I am supporting the only candidate who will always put the needs of people first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'They lost the election, now they want to STEAL this one': Trump targets Democrats in impeachment ad
rt.com | 2019-09-27
US President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and "their media lapdogs" in a new campaign ad, claiming they seek to impeach him for wanting to investigate corruption in Ukraine involving former Vice President Joe Biden. | The 30-second ad that Trump tweeted out Friday afternoon opens with Biden boasting about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired after he threatened to withhold $1 billion from Kiev. The footage is from the former vice-president's January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations. | I AM DRAINING THE SWAMP! pic.twitter.com/U7WxKrO6Kx– Donal…
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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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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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Citing 'Troubling' Refusal, House Democrats Subpoena Pompeo for Documents as Part of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
The chairmen of three U.S. House committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday for documents related to President Donald Trump's interaction with Ukraine's president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Impeachment Is Good For Our Political Future'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
The Nation's national correspondent John Nichols says that history shows impeachment has changed the political future, and thinks it is part of a struggle we should not shy away from.
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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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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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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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The Real Purpose of the Impeachment Investigation against Trump. Political Power Play
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The Democrats know that there is no impeachable offense. What they intend to do is to use the investigation to look into every aspect of Trump's life and try to make dirt out of things unrelated to his talk with …
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