Daily Archives: September 30, 2019

2019-09-30: News Headlines

Jason Ditz (2019-09-30). Yemen's Houthis Rout Saudis: Hundreds Killed, Thousands Captured. theantimedia.com Three entire Saudi brigades were effectively wiped out. Between 200 and 500 Saudi soldiers were killed, and thousands more captured.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-30). The US Wants Iran to Become a "Toothless Shark": Its Allies and Missile Programme to be Swept Off the Table. globalresearch.ca There will be no deal between Iran and the US as long as President Donald Trump is unwilling to lift his aggressive sanctions against the "Islamic Republic". Washington and Riyadh's top leaders have asked Pakistan and Iraq to mediate with …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-30). Houthis Claim Ambush of Saudis Killed Hundreds. globalresearch.ca It is being reported Houthi fighters, aka Ansarallah, have pulled off a major military offensive against Saudi troops in northern Yemen. | . | . | . | . | Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation t.co/2ba748JR4Y pic.twitter.com/Jq7TIxzGYE | — Reuters …

Conn Hallinan (2019-09-30). Total U.S. control of Middle East may be slipping. peoplesworld.org In many ways, it doesn't really matter who—Houthis in Yemen? Iranians? Shiites in Iraq?—launched those missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. Whoever did it changed the rules of the game, and not just in the Middle East. "It's a moment when offense laps defense, when the strong have reason to fear the weak," observes military …

Joe Lauria (2019-09-30). The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine 'Scandal': The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine "scandal," which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. | Trump was very likely motivated by politics if he indeed withheld military aid to Ukraine in …

Staff (2019-09-30). Private Contractors Play Key Role in US Intelligence's Creeping Authoritarianism. truthout.org | | As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect phone calls, text messages…

RT (2019-09-30). Bolton's WH-bashing private debut met with elated applause by impeachment-hungry #Resistance media. rt.com Uber-hawk ex-US national security advisor John Bolton's first public appearance after being fired by the White House saw him slam Trump's North Korea policy, call for regime change — and be embraced by the mainstream media. | Proving there is no former White House official too unpleasant for the anti-Trump #Resistance media to embrace, Bolton's reputational rehabilitation was evident in the headlines heralding his return to private-sector warmongering after he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Monday. The no longer unemployed belligerent excoriated President Donald Trump for…

RT (2019-09-30). Trump tweets quote warning that impeachment will cause 'Civil War-like fracture' in US. rt.com US President Donald Trump responded to the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry by posting an ominous quote from a church leader who warned that removing him from office would inflict "Civil War-like" wounds on the nation. | Known for regularly watching shows on Fox News, Trump apparently liked how the Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Robert Jeffress appeared on the channel on Sunday and blasted the Democrats for wanting to impeach him. | "And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a Civil War-like…

WSWS (2019-09-30). Democrats frame impeachment drive as defense of "national security" wsws.org There is not the slightest democratic content to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Victor Grossman (2019-09-30). Impeachment is the first, not final, move to defeat Trumpism. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Yes, we all detest Trump and will be gladdened and relieved to see the last of him in the White House. In the United States, growing numbers of the people's forces back impeachment and do so for a host of good reasons. But does all such current enthusiasm for impeachment have the same good motivation? …

Ralph Nader (2019-09-30). Trump—Will He Implode with Lies Before He is Impeached? counterpunch.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 More

Joshua Cho (2019-09-30). In Media Newspeak, a 'Peace Plan' for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes. fair.org by Joshua Cho | Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September—marred by blatant racism posturing as the "democratic process," with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occ…

Kim Petersen (2019-09-30). Do Voters Not Bear Responsibility for Those Who They Choose to Govern? dissidentvoice.org Building on the momentum of millions of people taking part in worldwide strikes to demand action on fighting climate change, an environmental group, Stop Ecocide, has called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to recognize ecocide as a crime against humanity. Activist Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide defined ecocide as "large scale and systematic damage …

WSWS (2019-09-30). Half a million people join Montreal climate change protest. wsws.org The scale of Friday's protest attests to mounting popular anger at the failure of the world's corporate-controlled governments to address this social and ecological crisis.

Robin Silver (2019-09-30). How a Mega-Development Threatens the Last Free-Flowing River in the Southwest. counterpunch.org The San Pedro River is the last free-flowing river in the desert Southwest and one of the nation's environmental crown jewels. It provides crucial habitat for about 45% of the bird species in North America and is home to a rich variety of native wildlife. Millions of songbirds migrate through this birding mecca every year. The river's More

Leah Asmelash (2019-09-30). Greta Thunberg Isn't Alone. Meet Some Other Young Activists Who Are Leading the Environmentalist Fight. commondreams.org Young climate strikers march through Melbourne, Australia on May 3, 2019.(Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Russel Ruch (2019-09-30). Climate apartheid: Differential impacts in the age of imperialism. liberationnews.org Climate change is producing a type of climate apartheid between rich and poor nations, and between the rich and working-class majority within all capitalist societies.

Sarah Myhre (2019-09-30). Why women's climate leadership is vital. nationofchange.org On the back of a horse outside of Yellowstone National Park in August, I cracked a joke with a friend next to me: "I'm gonna let you finish about your Ph.D. and book tour there," I ribbed her. "But you'll need to make space for the voices that really matter here. You know, the voices of apolitical, middling, literary White men with big feelings." | With grim laughter, rolled eyes, and more than a few expletives, we commiserated on the miserable lens that so many male writers and editorial gatekeepers use to frame climate change in the public eye. Examples of this problematic, patriarchal frame in climate story…

RT (2019-09-30). Democrats say they will ban fracking nationwide. An empty campaign promise or are they serious? rt.com Several contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have promised a nationwide ban on fracking. How viable is that proposal and do they really want to do it — or is it just a campaign promise they can never fulfil? | Banning 'fracking' — the process of extracting oil and natural gas via hydraulic fracturing — is popular among environmentalists and activists who are increasingly concerned about climate change. Among the candidates who have backed a ban are the current frontrunner Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), as well as her colleagues Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and K…

Eds. (2019-09-30). Labour overwhelmingly approves climate revolution as a 'top priority'. mronline.org The Canary has been following Labour's plans for a Green Industrial Revolution closely. But this variation of the Green New Deal has now become official policy at the party's 2019 conference. And it will reportedly be a "top priority". | Source

The Canary (2019-09-30). Johnson wants to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from Glasgow climate summit. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has said he does not want Nicola Sturgeon "anywhere near" a global climate summit being held in Glasgow next year.The UN COP26 meeting, taking place in December 2020, will gather world leaders in Glasgow to discuss action towards tackling climate change.The prime minister, speaking at a Scottish reception at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 29 September, said the first minister should not be included.Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party conference being held at the Manchester Convention Centre (Stefan Rousseau/PA)He also insisted that a union flag should b…

Kenn Orphan — Phil Rockstroh (2019-09-30). Veritable Uprising or The (Faux) Real Thing‚Ñ¢: Greta and Climate Activism in a Wilderness of Projections. counterpunch.org PR: Kenn, recently, this observation of mine provoked a measure of ire: Street demonstrations, even large ones, are apropos of nothing as long as they are manifested as de facto state sanctioned protests. A march proceeds, chants are cast into indifferent air, speechifying comes to pass by the usual gasbags then the assembled head home More

Ruth Milka (2019-09-30). "This economic system is killing this planet": Chicago residents demand the state halt the expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline. nationofchange.org "The most direct way to address climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground."

Patrick Cockburn (2019-09-30). Just as Iraq Begins to Find Peace, It Once Again Becomes the Battleground for an American Proxy War. counterpunch.org People in Baghdad are fearful that the next war between the US and Iran will take place in Iraq, which is only just returning to peace after the defeat of Isis. Alarm that Iraq will be sucked into such a conflict has increased here because of recent Israeli drone attacks on the bases of the Iraqi paramilitary group known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, which is accused by the US and Israel of acting as a proxy of Iran. More

Aaron Maté (2019-09-30). Behind the US-backed Venezuelan opposition's massive corruption scandal. thegrayzone.com On Pushback with Aaron Maté, The Grayzone's Anya Parampil explains how the Trump-backed right-wing opposition has essentially liquidated Venezuela's most…

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-30). Funcionario del golpe en Venezuela Ricardo Hausmann se ve obligado a renunciar tras revelaciones publicadas por The Grayzone. thegrayzone.com Luego de que Anya Parampil de The Grayzone publicara unas revelaciones sobre las prácticas opacas e hipócritas de Ricardo Hausmann,…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-30). The 'Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act' Will Intensify the Hybrid War on China. globalresearch.ca As if the ongoing "trade war" wasn't an intense enough Hybrid War against China as it is, the US might soon pass the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act" in order to take its asymmetrical aggression even further …

Vanessa Beeley (2019-09-30). The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria. mintpressnews.com Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…

RT (2019-09-30). Homeless subway soprano: Incredible LA Metro singer in VIRAL VIDEO turns out to be Russian musician. rt.com The stunning singing star of an LAPD video tweet that went viral has been identified as a Russian woman who moved to the US decades ago, but says she fell on hard times and became homeless after her prized violin was stolen.

Serge Halimi (2019-09-30). The New Evil Empire. counterpunch.org The US seems to have decided that it can't take on China and Russia at the same time, so its principal geopolitical rival in the coming decades will be China. Trump's Republican administration and the Democrats agree on this, though they are campaigning vigorously against each other ahead of next year's presidential election. China has More

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-09-30). My Russia Hot-Air Balloon. counterpunch.org Wouldn't you like to ride in my Russia hot-air balloon? Wouldn't you like to malign in my Russia hot-air balloon? We'll rig the vote with media folk together, you and I, For we can LIE!!! Up, up and unaware in my propaganda tool, my Russia hot-air balloon! The world's a surreal place in my propaganda More

Fight Back (2019-09-30). Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza speaks in NYC. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 400 people attended an event for Venezuela at Holyrood Church in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, September 26. The main speaker of the evening was Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza, with introductions from the church, Black Agenda Report, and the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization. The talk was organized by the Venezuelan Welcoming Committee. | Arreaza spoke about how the U.S. sanctions against the country mean Venezuelans are unable to receive crucial medical services and treatments or imported food. He also mentioned how the United…

American Herald Tribune (2019-09-30). Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State" theantimedia.com Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Peru's President Vizcarra Threatens to Shut Down Congress. telesurenglish.net The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court Monday, a vote that Vizcarra warned would lead him to close Congress. | RELATED: | Peru Prevents Venezuelans From Returning Home | Vizcarra said he was prepared to take what would be a drastic step…

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Venezuela Denounces Airspace Incursions by 54 US Spy Planes. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government denounced Sunday discovery of more than 54 spy planes of the United States in the country's airspace throughout September. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | The Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos revealed the airspace violatio…

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Colombia Fires Intelligence Chief After UNGA Fake Photo Row. telesurenglish.net The Colombian government dismissed the head of Intelligence and Counterintelligence General Oswaldo Peña Bermeo after President Ivan Duque presented fake photos as "conclusive proof" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's support of so-called terrorist groups. | RELATED: | President Maduro to Colombia: Take Responsibility for False Dossier | The…

TeleSUR English (2019-09-30). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. venezuelanalysis.com National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-09-30). The Truth About Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett's Attack on Max Blumenthal. theantimedia.com Those of you who follow alternative media have likely come across independent journalists Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett and Max Blumenthal.

Ryan McCarthy (2019-09-30). Reports on China 'organ harvesting' derive from front groups of far-right cult Falun Gong. thegrayzone.com A wave of corporate media reports on Chinese organ harvesting rely without acknowledgement on front groups connected to the far-right…

WSWS (2019-09-30). London: Hundreds rally for Assange outside Belmarsh Prison. wsws.org SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden emphasised that Assange's persecution was a product of the drive to war and dictatorial rule by the US, British and world imperialism.

Nicole Polsterer (2019-09-30). Unified Action to Fight Deforestation. globalresearch.ca Jair Bolsonaro defied his critics at the UN General Assembly in New York this month — as expected — denouncing those maintaining that his policies have fanned the flames of the Amazon fires. | Brazil's President declared: | "We all know …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-30). 'Ukrainegate' teaches us more about ourselves than Trump or Biden. nationofchange.org As residents in a corrupt, corporate-controlled, imperialist country, we have a responsibility to ourselves and the world to take action to stop the US disastrous foreign policy.

Graham Peebles (2019-09-30). Decimation of the rainforests and the money men. nationofchange.org During August thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. Some are still burning. In the wet ecosystem of the rainforest fires are not a natural phenomenon, they are started by people, mostly well-organized criminal gangs that profit from illegal logging and land clearance. | Brazil's right-wing President, Jain Bolsanaro, took office in January; since then deforestation in the country has doubled, there have been 87,000 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. Funding to Brazil's Environmental Protection Agency, IBAMA, has been cut by 25%, including monies allocated for p…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-30). Turkey's Erdogan Plans Annexation of Northern Syrian Territory. globalresearch.ca Wannabe sultan Erdogan covets expanding Turkey's borders to include oil-rich northern Iraqi and Syrian territory. | Combatting Kurds in Syria, posing no cross-border threat, is part of his annexation scheme — what Damascus officials condemn and won't tolerate. | In cahoots with …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-30). Third Israeli Election Likely over Impasse? globalresearch.ca Netanyahu's Likud finished second to Gantz/Lapid's Blue and White party in September 17 rerun elections. | President Rivlin broke precedent by choosing Netanyahu to form a coalition government, showing partisanship in breach of his mandate to serve interests of the state, …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-30). The Anti-Trump Character Assassination. Spinoff from DNC/Hillary "Dodgy Dossier"? globalresearch.ca A personal note: Throughout his tenure, I've been a sharp Trump critic for numerous legitimate reason. | He escalated wars of aggression inherited from Bush/Cheney and Obama, continuing the rape and destruction of nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | He's waging economic …

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-30). When Welfare Checks Turn Deadly. counterpunch.org Think twice before you call the cops to carry out a welfare check on a loved one. Especially if that person is autistic, hearing impaired, mentally ill, elderly, suffering from dementia, disabled or might have a condition that hinders their ability to understand, communicate or immediately comply with an order. Particularly if you value that person's life. More

Kaitlyn Mitchell (2019-09-30). Ontario is Sacrificing Wolves, Coyotes, and Moose to Appease Hunters. counterpunch.org It's wolf and coyote hunting season in Ontario. In the coming months, hundreds of these smart, highly social animals will be gunned down by hunters, and pierced with arrows throughout the province. If the Ontario government has its way, things are about to get even worse for wolves and coyotes across much of Northern Ontario. More

Dean Baker (2019-09-30). The Solution to the Country's Debt and Deficit Problem. counterpunch.org For most people, the country's national debt and annual deficit are not major concerns. However, for a substantial portion of the policy types who make, write, and talk about economic and budget policy, debt and deficits are really big deals. And, the fact that our budget deficit and debt are both large by historic standards, and growing rapidly, is an especially big deal. More

Vijay Prashad (2019-09-30). iPhone workers today are 25 times more exploited than textile workers in 19th Century England. mronline.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 is utterly premature when confronted with the weight of this data. | Source

RT (2019-09-30). San Francisco is pulling out all the stops to fight homelessness — except actually making housing affordable‚Äã. rt.com San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the US, but its high housing prices and strict zoning have contributed to a homelessness crisis. The city has declared war on its rough sleepers — because housing them is too easy.‚Äã

RT (2019-09-30). War boys, V8s & dust: Mad Max-themed post-apocalyptic 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in Mojave Desert (PHOTOS). rt.com Revelers donning the most extravagant costumes — and some without almost any — assorted Mad Max-style vehicles, and a whole post-apocalyptic settlement were on display at 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in California. | The main theme of the festival, dubbed 'Wasteland Weekend', is the Mad Max franchise but the revelers apparently get inspiration from other dystopian titles as well, namely the Fallout post-apocalyptic game series. Despite the name, it's actually a five-day event, that kicks off annually on the last Wednesday of September. | | © AFP / Agustin Paullier | The permanent festiv…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-09-30). Jewish Americans and Israel/Palestine: Pressures and fissures heading toward 2020. peoplesworld.org Several years ago, I attended a weekend of Limmud LA, a broad-spectrum Jewish learning forum in the Los Angeles area. I attended a session on "The Future of Judaism" with four or five panelists. At the end, a rabbi from the audience asked, "How is it that not one of you even mentioned Israel?" The …

Sheila Xiao (2019-09-30). How the Chinese Revolution changed the world. liberationnews.org On October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared an earth-shaking victory: the Chinese Communist Party had prevailed in the country's long civil war and China was now a People's Republic committed to the construction of socialism.

FAIR (2019-09-30). What media like best about Elizabeth Warren: She's not Bernie Sanders. mronline.org If Warren ever finds herself without media's bête noire to draft off of—assuming her policy stances remain the same—the media headwinds can be expected to get much more intense for her. | Source

The Canary (2019-09-30). Japan's prosecutors appeal against 'negligence' acquittals in Fukushima case. thecanary.co Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown have appealed against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co executives.On 19 September, the Tokyo District Court found ex-Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two others not guilty of professional negligence in the disaster and the death of 44 elderly patients who were forcibly evacuated from local hospitals.(From left) Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all acquitted (Satoru Yonemaru/AP)The court said a tsunami of the size that hit the plant after an earthquake was…

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (2019-09-30). Palestinian Rights: Israeli Army Forcibly Evicts Nonviolent Demonstrators at the Dead Sea. globalresearch.ca Today, over 100 activists came together at the northern banks of the Dead Sea to reclaim Palestinian rights to land and its natural resources amidst the deepening Israeli occupation of the West Bank. After decades of apartheid and colonialization, and …

Miri Wood (2019-09-30). Syrians Continue Protests Against US-Owned SDF Terrorists. globalresearch.ca Syrians under the occupation of US illegals and their terrorist SDF are continuing public protests against the illicit militia that burns agricultural fields, appropriates or bombs homes, kidnaps Syrian children for criminal training in military camps. In a recent …

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-30). The Wounds of War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org 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 harvest time, village elders notified the governor of the province that they would be bringing More

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-30). The Wounds of War. 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…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-30). When Convenience Counts: Leaking and Whistleblowing. Trump and the Zelensky Affair. globalresearch.ca The entire Trump presidency has been a sequence of "watch this space" moments. Dismissals and political executions; attacks and distractions; gestures of deal making and promises of apocalypse. Perhaps it was high time for another bit of material to be …

Global Research (2019-09-30). Become a Member of Global Research — Receive Free Books! globalresearch.ca At Global Research, our mandate is to increase awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our articles and videos available to the broadest possible readership, on a …

Dr. Robert Rennebohm (2019-09-30). Leonard Cohen: Songs of Longing for "Social Beauty"? globalresearch.ca I recently watched Marianne and Leonard, a documentary film about Leonard Cohen, the great Canadian poet and musician. The film, directed by Nick Broomfield, focuses on Leonard's relationship with Marianne Ihlen, but also dwells extensively on Cohen's depression, drug …

Gretchen Goldman (2019-09-30). Restoring Scientific Analysis in U.S Air Pollution Standard-Setting. We're Putting It Back. globalresearch.ca EPA leaders have now irreparably damaged the agency's process for setting health-based air pollution standards. That's why scientists are taking matters into their own hands. To ensure that independent science informs the particulate matter standards and beyond, the very particulate …

Jan Oberg (2019-09-30). October 1, 1949: China's Miracle — as seen by the Official China Itself. globalresearch.ca Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has achieved the dream of the millennium, marched toward national rejuvenation, and led one-fifth of the world's population to approach the center of the global stage, said the article …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-30). The Relationship between the CIA and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). globalresearch.ca Early last year, the Swiss Propaganda Research center (SPR) published information cementing into place something many of us already know—the "mainstream" corporate media is controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations. | "It is no secret that over the last 4 …

Physics and Astronomy Zone (2019-09-30). The Bee: "The Most Important Living Being on the Planet" globalresearch.ca Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more. | The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-30). The Legacy of President Jacques Chirac: The Art of Being Vague. globalresearch.ca The tributes have been dripping in heavy praise: former French president Jacques Chirac and mayor of Paris, the great statesman; the man who said no to the US-led war juggernaut into Iraq; the man loved for being loved. Many of …

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory'. telesurenglish.net Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. | The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks | "Baby factories", as such premises are widely known, are most common in par…

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Flood From Heavy Rain Kills 113 People in India. telesurenglish.net Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, officials said Monday, as floodwaters swamped a major city, inundated hospital wards and forced the evacuation of inmates from jail. | RELATED: | Indian Police Arrest Rape Victim of Minister for 'Extortion' | India's monsoon season that begi…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-30). Scott Morrison's China Thesis. counterpunch.org China has rattled Western observers for centuries, and the idea that it might be approaching a level of formidable heft is troubling to those who, condescendingly, see it as a naughty child who aspired to economic growth but could only do so as long as it behaved. In other words, they achieved success because we More

The Canary (2019-09-30). Most state schools in England will still 'be worse off in 2020 than in 2015' despite government promises. thecanary.co Four in five state schools will be worse off financially next year than they were less than five years ago, unions have claimed. | A new analysis by the School Cuts coalition calculates that most schools in England (more than 80%) will have less funding per pupil in real terms in 2020 compared to 2015. | Ministers announced plans last month to invest an extra £7.1bn in schools in England over the next three years (up to 2022/23). But the coalition's analysis says that there will still be a shortfall of £2.5 billion next year. | "The funding crisis is not over": | The analysis goes on to say: "

Staff (2019-09-30). American Higher Education Is Even More Corrupt Than It Looks. truthdig.com This story is a collaboration between ProPublica and New York magazine. | The play was written by Elizabeth Meriwether, who would go on to create the sitcom "New Girl" for Fox. Her fictionalized account of her brief stint working for the Wall Street billionaire David E. Shaw never reached a wide audience, but the script became samizdat among the harried members of Shaw staff — as the family's highly compensated, Ivy-educated, hierarchical cadre is known. Her disgruntled protagonist's job making sure "nothing bad can ever happen to this family" has felt familiar to some of Meriwether's successors. | The 68-y…

Staff (2019-09-30). "Unofficial" Pro-Trump Groups Continue to Raise Cash in His Name. truthout.org | | Stephen Cory set up his first pro-President Donald Trump billboards a few days ago. Printed in bold blue-and-red font, the billboards called for America-first healthcare and foreign war prevention. | The ads are part of a "billboard campaign" Cory helped launch for America First Victory Fund, a new super PAC. The group hopes to convey…

Middle East Eye (2019-09-30). Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer. theantimedia.com The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Staff (2019-09-30). U.K.'s Johnson Denies Wrongdoing as Personal Allegations Mount. truthdig.com MANCHESTER, England — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. | Johnson sought to energize Conservative members and lawmakers — weary after three years of gridlock over Britain's stalled departure from the European Union — at the party's annual conference, but he was forced to deny a journalist's claim that he had grabbed her thigh at a private lunch two decades ago. | Sunday Times columnist Charlotte Edwardes…

Fight Back (2019-09-30). Mao Zedong on the founding of the People's Republic of China. fightbacknews.org To mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 1, 1949 statement by Mao Zedong. | Proclamation of the Central People's Government of the PRC | The people throughout China have been plunged into bitter suffering and tribulations since the Chiang Kai-shek Kuomintang reactionary government betrayed the fatherland, colluded with imperialists, and lunched the counter-revolutionary war. Fortunately our People's Liberation Army, backed by the whole nation, has been fighting heroically and selflessly to defend the territo…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-30). Jacques Chirac: The Art of Being Vague. dissidentvoice.org The tributes have been dripping in heavy praise: former French president Jacques Chirac and mayor of Paris, the great statesman; the man who said no to the US-led war juggernaut into Iraq; the man loved for being loved. Many of these should have raised the odd eyebrow here and there. "We French have lost a …

Staff (2019-09-30). Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed NSA Criminal Wrongdoing. truthout.org | | Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government's response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir, Permanent Record, tells the story of his decision to expose the system of mass surveillance. "I think it's so obvious that no harm to national security has resulted from this process of disclosure. And yet, the same criticisms, the same allegations are made to me…

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Staff (2019-09-30). Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism" democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…

Staff (2019-09-30). Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition. democracynow.org We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.

Staff (2019-09-30). Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed NSA Criminal Wrongdoing Without Getting Arrested. democracynow.org Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government's response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir, "Permanent Record," tells the story of his decision to expose the system of mass surveillance. "I think it's so obvious that no harm to national security has resulted from this process of disclosure. And yet, the same criticisms, the same allegations are made to me as have been every other whistleblower," Snowden says. "What we need to understand here is not my model of publi…

Kate Hudson (2019-09-30). Britain's Political Crisis: Problems and Possibilities for the Left. globalresearch.ca The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and Government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist …

True Publica (2019-09-30). Accusations that Disaster Capitalists Are Piling the Pressure on Johnson to Pursue No-deal Brexit. globalresearch.ca "For the first time in 35 years, I am not packing my bag to travel to the Tory party conference tomorrow. The party I joined as a student and first campaigned for in the 1979 general election is suffering …

Democracy Now! (2019-09-30). Edward Snowden Condemns Trump's Mistreatment of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-30). 'Reprehensible': Critics Explode After Trump Tweets Impeachment Could Lead to 'Civil War'. commondreams.org "This isn't about Civil War, it's about violence." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-30). Rudy Giuliani, 'Wildest of Wild Cards,' Subpoenaed For Trump Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org "Giuliani has become a mess, but he's become a mess that has to terrify the folks in the White House." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-30). CNN Slammed for Labeling Five Centrist Democrats as 'Leaders on Impeachment' and Erasing Efforts of Progressive Women of Color. commondreams.org Progressives expressed outrage on Monday over CNN's weekend segment on five centrist freshman congresswomen who the network gave credit for their so-called "leadership" on the impeachment of President Donald Trump—just days after the lawmakers backed impeachment proceedings following months of demands from ethics watchdogs and other critics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-30). 'I Would Have No Choice': McConnell Says Senate Will Try Trump If Impeached, Gives No Timeline on Process. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-30). 'Chilling': Mississippi City Claims Undocumented Man Killed by Police Had No Constitutional Rights. commondreams.org A court filing publicized late last week drew outrage on Monday over the case of Ismael Lopez, a 41-year-old man who was killed by police in Southaven, Mississippi. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Miko Peled (2019-09-30). UK Labour's Annual Conference Reveals an Ongoing Struggle for the Party's Soul. mintpressnews.com If Jeremy Corbyn and his real supporters come out of this process unscathed and are able to lead and govern, it will have an enormous impact on the people of Britain and is almost certain to change the rules of the game regarding Palestine.

Eric Zuesse (2019-09-30). The Sickness of American Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca The Military-Industrial Complex runs US foreign policies. What passes for international 'news' reporting in the United States media was supremely represented by the instance of those 'news' media stenographically reporting the Government's lies about 'Saddam's WMD', even after it …

Curt Wechsler (2019-09-30). That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets. indybay.org 1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…

AutumnSun (2019-09-30). 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!

Climate Strike Now (2019-09-30). Young and Old Rise Up for Climate Action in Palo Alto. indybay.org Grassroots action with a local face–young and old rose for Climate Action in Palo Alto on September 20. | [photos: Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

To the Streets (2019-09-30). 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]…

On the Move (2019-09-30). 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]…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-09-30). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

reposted by Virginia B (2019-09-30). 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.

2019-09-30: Social Media Postees

Yemen's Houthis Rout Saudis: Hundreds Killed, Thousands Captured
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
Three entire Saudi brigades were effectively wiped out. Between 200 and 500 Saudi soldiers were killed, and thousands more captured.

Yemen’s Houthis Rout Saudis: Hundreds Killed, Thousands Captured

Houthis Claim Ambush of Saudis Killed Hundreds
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
It is being reported Houthi fighters, aka Ansarallah, have pulled off a major military offensive against Saudi troops in northern Yemen. | . | . | . | . | Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation t.co/2ba748JR4Y pic.twitter.com/Jq7TIxzGYE | — Reuters | …
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Total U.S. control of Middle East may be slipping
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-30
In many ways, it doesn't really matter who–Houthis in Yemen? Iranians? Shiites in Iraq?–launched those missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. Whoever did it changed the rules of the game, and not just in the Middle East. "It's a moment when offense laps defense, when the strong have reason to fear the weak," observes military …
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The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine 'Scandal': The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy
Joe Lauria | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine "scandal," which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. | Trump was very likely motivated by politics if he indeed withheld military aid to Ukraine in …
globalresearch.ca/untold-story-trump-ukr…

Trump tweets quote warning that impeachment will cause 'Civil War-like fracture' in US
rt.com | 2019-09-30
US President Donald Trump responded to the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry by posting an ominous quote from a church leader who warned that removing him from office would inflict "Civil War-like" wounds on the nation. | Known for regularly watching shows on Fox News, Trump apparently liked how the Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Robert Jeffress appeared on the channel on Sunday and blasted the Democrats for wanting to impeach him. | "And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a Civil War-like…
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Democrats frame impeachment drive as defense of "national security"
wsws.org | 2019-09-30
There is not the slightest democratic content to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
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Impeachment is the first, not final, move to defeat Trumpism
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-30
BERLIN–Yes, we all detest Trump and will be gladdened and relieved to see the last of him in the White House. In the United States, growing numbers of the people's forces back impeachment and do so for a host of good reasons. But does all such current enthusiasm for impeachment have the same good motivation? …
peoplesworld.org/article/impeachment-is-…

Private Contractors Play Key Role in US Intelligence's Creeping Authoritarianism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-30
| As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect phone calls, text messages…
truthout.org/video/private-contractors-p…

Bolton's WH-bashing private debut met with elated applause by impeachment-hungry #Resistance media
rt.com | 2019-09-30
Uber-hawk ex-US national security advisor John Bolton's first public appearance after being fired by the White House saw him slam Trump's North Korea policy, call for regime change — and be embraced by the mainstream media. | Proving there is no former White House official too unpleasant for the anti-Trump #Resistance media to embrace, Bolton's reputational rehabilitation was evident in the headlines heralding his return to private-sector warmongering after he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Monday. The no longer unemployed belligerent excoriated President Donald Trump for…
rt.com/usa/469946-bolton-embraced-mainst…

Trump–Will He Implode with Lies Before He is Impeached?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/trump-will-h…

In Media Newspeak, a 'Peace Plan' for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-09-30
by Joshua Cho | Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September–marred by blatant racism posturing as the "democratic process," with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity–Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occ…
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Half a million people join Montreal climate change protest
wsws.org | 2019-09-30
The scale of Friday's protest attests to mounting popular anger at the failure of the world's corporate-controlled governments to address this social and ecological crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/30/mtlc…

Do Voters Not Bear Responsibility for Those Who They Choose to Govern?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-30
Building on the momentum of millions of people taking part in worldwide strikes to demand action on fighting climate change, an environmental group, Stop Ecocide, has called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to recognize ecocide as a crime against humanity. Activist Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide defined ecocide as "large scale and systematic damage …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/do-voters-not…

How a Mega-Development Threatens the Last Free-Flowing River in the Southwest
Robin Silver | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
The San Pedro River is the last free-flowing river in the desert Southwest and one of the nation's environmental crown jewels. It provides crucial habitat for about 45% of the bird species in North America and is home to a rich variety of native wildlife. Millions of songbirds migrate through this birding mecca every year. The river's…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/how-a-mega-d…

Greta Thunberg Isn't Alone. Meet Some Other Young Activists Who Are Leading the Environmentalist Fight
Leah Asmelash | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
Young climate strikers march through Melbourne, Australia on May 3, 2019.(Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Democrats say they will ban fracking nationwide. An empty campaign promise or are they serious?
rt.com | 2019-09-30
Several contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have promised a nationwide ban on fracking. How viable is that proposal and do they really want to do it — or is it just a campaign promise they can never fulfil? | Banning 'fracking' — the process of extracting oil and natural gas via hydraulic fracturing — is popular among environmentalists and activists who are increasingly concerned about climate change. Among the candidates who have backed a ban are the current frontrunner Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), as well as her colleagues Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and K…
rt.com/usa/469917-democrats-fracking-ban…

Johnson wants to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from Glasgow climate summit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-30
Boris Johnson has said he does not want Nicola Sturgeon "anywhere near" a global climate summit being held in Glasgow next year.The UN COP26 meeting, taking place in December 2020, will gather world leaders in Glasgow to discuss action towards tackling climate change.The prime minister, speaking at a Scottish reception at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 29 September, said the first minister should not be included.Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party conference being held at the Manchester Convention Centre (Stefan Rousseau/PA)He also insisted that a union flag should b…
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Climate apartheid: Differential impacts in the age of imperialism
Russel Ruch | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Climate change is producing a type of climate apartheid between rich and poor nations, and between the rich and working-class majority within all capitalist societies.
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Veritable Uprising or The (Faux) Real Thing‚Ñ¢: Greta and Climate Activism in a Wilderness of Projections
Kenn Orphan — Phil Rockstroh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
PR: Kenn, recently, this observation of mine provoked a measure of ire: Street demonstrations, even large ones, are apropos of nothing as long as they are manifested as de facto state sanctioned protests. A march proceeds, chants are cast into indifferent air, speechifying comes to pass by the usual gasbags then the assembled head home…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/veritable-up…

"This economic system is killing this planet": Chicago residents demand the state halt the expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-30
"The most direct way to address climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground."
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Labour overwhelmingly approves climate revolution as a 'top priority'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-30
The Canary has been following Labour's plans for a Green Industrial Revolution closely. But this variation of the Green New Deal has now become official policy at the party's 2019 conference. And it will reportedly be a "top priority". | Source…
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Why women's climate leadership is vital
Sarah Myhre | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-30
On the back of a horse outside of Yellowstone National Park in August, I cracked a joke with a friend next to me: "I'm gonna let you finish about your Ph.D. and book tour there," I ribbed her. "But you'll need to make space for the voices that really matter here. You know, the voices of apolitical, middling, literary White men with big feelings." | With grim laughter, rolled eyes, and more than a few expletives, we commiserated on the miserable lens that so many male writers and editorial gatekeepers use to frame climate change in the public eye. Examples of this problematic, patriarchal frame in climate story…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/30/why-womens…

The US Wants Iran to Become a "Toothless Shark": Its Allies and Missile Programme to be Swept Off the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
There will be no deal between Iran and the US as long as President Donald Trump is unwilling to lift his aggressive sanctions against the "Islamic Republic". Washington and Riyadh's top leaders have asked Pakistan and Iraq to mediate with …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-iran-become-t…

Just as Iraq Begins to Find Peace, It Once Again Becomes the Battleground for an American Proxy War
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
People in Baghdad are fearful that the next war between the US and Iran will take place in Iraq, which is only just returning to peace after the defeat of Isis. Alarm that Iraq will be sucked into such a conflict has increased here because of recent Israeli drone attacks on the bases of the Iraqi paramilitary group known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, which is accused by the US and Israel of acting as a proxy of Iran.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/just-as-iraq…

Behind the US-backed Venezuelan opposition's massive corruption scandal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-30
On Pushback with Aaron Maté, The Grayzone's Anya Parampil explains how the Trump-backed right-wing opposition has essentially liquidated Venezuela's most…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/29/venezuelan-op…

Funcionario del golpe en Venezuela Ricardo Hausmann se ve obligado a renunciar tras revelaciones publicadas por The Grayzone
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-30
Luego de que Anya Parampil de The Grayzone publicara unas revelaciones sobre las prácticas opacas e hipócritas de Ricardo Hausmann,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/30/golpe-venezue…

The 'Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act' Will Intensify the Hybrid War on China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
As if the ongoing "trade war" wasn't an intense enough Hybrid War against China as it is, the US might soon pass the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act" in order to take its asymmetrical aggression even further …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-human-rights…

The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hala-sys…

The New Evil Empire
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
The US seems to have decided that it can't take on China and Russia at the same time, so its principal geopolitical rival in the coming decades will be China. Trump's Republican administration and the Democrats agree on this, though they are campaigning vigorously against each other ahead of next year's presidential election. China has…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/the-new-evil…

My Russia Hot-Air Balloon
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
Wouldn't you like to ride in my Russia hot-air balloon? Wouldn't you like to malign in my Russia hot-air balloon? We'll rig the vote with media folk together, you and I, For we can LIE!!! Up, up and unaware in my propaganda tool, my Russia hot-air balloon! The world's a surreal place in my propaganda…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/my-russia-ho…

Homeless subway soprano: Incredible LA Metro singer in VIRAL VIDEO turns out to be Russian musician
rt.com | 2019-09-30
The stunning singing star of an LAPD video tweet that went viral has been identified as a Russian woman who moved to the US decades ago, but says she fell on hard times and became homeless after her prized violin was stolen. | …
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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza speaks in NYC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-30
New York, NY – Over 400 people attended an event for Venezuela at Holyrood Church in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, September 26. The main speaker of the evening was Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza, with introductions from the church, Black Agenda Report, and the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization. The talk was organized by the Venezuelan Welcoming Committee. | Arreaza spoke about how the U.S. sanctions against the country mean Venezuelans are unable to receive crucial medical services and treatments or imported food. He also mentioned how the United…
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Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State"
American Herald Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.

Daniel McAdams: “The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State”

Peru's President Vizcarra Threatens to Shut Down Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court Monday, a vote that Vizcarra warned would lead him to close Congress. | RELATED: | Peru Prevents Venezuelans From Returning Home | Vizcarra said he was prepared to take what would be a drastic step…
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Venezuela Denounces Airspace Incursions by 54 US Spy Planes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
The Venezuelan government denounced Sunday discovery of more than 54 spy planes of the United States in the country's airspace throughout September. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | The Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos revealed the airspace violatio…
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Colombia Fires Intelligence Chief After UNGA Fake Photo Row
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
The Colombian government dismissed the head of Intelligence and Counterintelligence General Oswaldo Peña Bermeo after President Ivan Duque presented fake photos as "conclusive proof" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's support of so-called terrorist groups. | RELATED: | President Maduro to Colombia: Take Responsibility for False Dossier | The…
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Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.
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The Truth About Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett's Attack on Max Blumenthal
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
Those of you who follow alternative media have likely come across independent journalists Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett and Max Blumenthal.

The Truth About Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett's Attack on Max Blumenthal

Reports on China 'organ harvesting' derive from front groups of far-right cult Falun Gong
Ryan McCarthy | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-30
A wave of corporate media reports on Chinese organ harvesting rely without acknowledgement on front groups connected to the far-right…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/30/reports-china…

London: Hundreds rally for Assange outside Belmarsh Prison
wsws.org | 2019-09-30
SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden emphasised that Assange's persecution was a product of the drive to war and dictatorial rule by the US, British and world imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/30/belm…

Unified Action to Fight Deforestation
Nicole Polsterer | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Jair Bolsonaro defied his critics at the UN General Assembly in New York this month — as expected — denouncing those maintaining that his policies have fanned the flames of the Amazon fires. | Brazil's President declared: | "We all know | …
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Decimation of the rainforests and the money men
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-30
During August thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. Some are still burning. In the wet ecosystem of the rainforest fires are not a natural phenomenon, they are started by people, mostly well-organized criminal gangs that profit from illegal logging and land clearance. | Brazil's right-wing President, Jain Bolsanaro, took office in January; since then deforestation in the country has doubled, there have been 87,000 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. Funding to Brazil's Environmental Protection Agency, IBAMA, has been cut by 25%, including monies allocated for p…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/30/decimation…

Turkey's Erdogan Plans Annexation of Northern Syrian Territory
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Wannabe sultan Erdogan covets expanding Turkey's borders to include oil-rich northern Iraqi and Syrian territory. | Combatting Kurds in Syria, posing no cross-border threat, is part of his annexation scheme — what Damascus officials condemn and won't tolerate. | In cahoots with …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-erdogan-plans-a…

The Anti-Trump Character Assassination. Spinoff from DNC/Hillary "Dodgy Dossier"?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
A personal note: Throughout his tenure, I've been a sharp Trump critic for numerous legitimate reason. | He escalated wars of aggression inherited from Bush/Cheney and Obama, continuing the rape and destruction of nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | He's waging economic …
globalresearch.ca/cia-anti-trump-charact…

Third Israeli Election Likely over Impasse?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Netanyahu's Likud finished second to Gantz/Lapid's Blue and White party in September 17 rerun elections. | President Rivlin broke precedent by choosing Netanyahu to form a coalition government, showing partisanship in breach of his mandate to serve interests of the state, …
globalresearch.ca/third-israeli-election…

Palestinian Rights: Israeli Army Forcibly Evicts Nonviolent Demonstrators at the Dead Sea
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Today, over 100 activists came together at the northern banks of the Dead Sea to reclaim Palestinian rights to land and its natural resources amidst the deepening Israeli occupation of the West Bank. After decades of apartheid and colonialization, and …
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Syrians Continue Protests Against US-Owned SDF Terrorists
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Syrians under the occupation of US illegals and their terrorist SDF are continuing public protests against the illicit militia that burns agricultural fields, appropriates or bombs homes, kidnaps Syrian children for criminal training in military camps. In a recent …
globalresearch.ca/syrians-continue-prote…

iPhone workers today are 25 times more exploited than textile workers in 19th Century England
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-09-30
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 is utterly premature when confronted with the weight of this data. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/29/iphone-workers-t…

The Wounds of War
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
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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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
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 harvest time, village elders notified the governor of the province that they would be bringing…
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Become a Member of Global Research — Receive Free Books!
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
At Global Research, our mandate is to increase awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our articles and videos available to the broadest possible readership, on a …
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October 1, 1949: China's Miracle — as seen by the Official China Itself
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has achieved the dream of the millennium, marched toward national rejuvenation, and led one-fifth of the world's population to approach the center of the global stage, said the article …
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Restoring Scientific Analysis in U.S Air Pollution Standard-Setting. We're Putting It Back
Gretchen Goldman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
EPA leaders have now irreparably damaged the agency's process for setting health-based air pollution standards. That's why scientists are taking matters into their own hands. To ensure that independent science informs the particulate matter standards and beyond, the very particulate …
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When Convenience Counts: Leaking and Whistleblowing. Trump and the Zelensky Affair
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The entire Trump presidency has been a sequence of "watch this space" moments. Dismissals and political executions; attacks and distractions; gestures of deal making and promises of apocalypse. Perhaps it was high time for another bit of material to be …
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The Relationship between the CIA and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Early last year, the Swiss Propaganda Research center (SPR) published information cementing into place something many of us already know–the "mainstream" corporate media is controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations. | "It is no secret that over the last 4 …
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The Legacy of President Jacques Chirac: The Art of Being Vague
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The tributes have been dripping in heavy praise: former French president Jacques Chirac and mayor of Paris, the great statesman; the man who said no to the US-led war juggernaut into Iraq; the man loved for being loved. Many of …
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Leonard Cohen: Songs of Longing for "Social Beauty"?
Dr. Robert Rennebohm | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
I recently watched Marianne and Leonard, a documentary film about Leonard Cohen, the great Canadian poet and musician. The film, directed by Nick Broomfield, focuses on Leonard's relationship with Marianne Ihlen, but also dwells extensively on Cohen's depression, drug …
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The Bee: "The Most Important Living Being on the Planet"
Physics and Astronomy Zone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more. | The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on …
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The Sickness of American Foreign Policy
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The Military-Industrial Complex runs US foreign policies. What passes for international 'news' reporting in the United States media was supremely represented by the instance of those 'news' media stenographically reporting the Government's lies about 'Saddam's WMD', even after it …
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Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. | The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks | "Baby factories", as such premises are widely known, are most common in par…
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Flood From Heavy Rain Kills 113 People in India
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, officials said Monday, as floodwaters swamped a major city, inundated hospital wards and forced the evacuation of inmates from jail. | RELATED: | Indian Police Arrest Rape Victim of Minister for 'Extortion' | India's monsoon season that begi…
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The Solution to the Country's Debt and Deficit Problem
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
For most people, the country's national debt and annual deficit are not major concerns. However, for a substantial portion of the policy types who make, write, and talk about economic and budget policy, debt and deficits are really big deals. And, the fact that our budget deficit and debt are both large by historic standards, and growing rapidly, is an especially big deal.
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When Welfare Checks Turn Deadly
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
Think twice before you call the cops to carry out a welfare check on a loved one. Especially if that person is autistic, hearing impaired, mentally ill, elderly, suffering from dementia, disabled or might have a condition that hinders their ability to understand, communicate or immediately comply with an order. Particularly if you value that person's life.
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Ontario is Sacrificing Wolves, Coyotes, and Moose to Appease Hunters
Kaitlyn Mitchell | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
It's wolf and coyote hunting season in Ontario. In the coming months, hundreds of these smart, highly social animals will be gunned down by hunters, and pierced with arrows throughout the province. If the Ontario government has its way, things are about to get even worse for wolves and coyotes across much of Northern Ontario.
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Scott Morrison's China Thesis
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
China has rattled Western observers for centuries, and the idea that it might be approaching a level of formidable heft is troubling to those who, condescendingly, see it as a naughty child who aspired to economic growth but could only do so as long as it behaved. In other words, they achieved success because we…
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Most state schools in England will still 'be worse off in 2020 than in 2015' despite government promises
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-30
Four in five state schools will be worse off financially next year than they were less than five years ago, unions have claimed. | A new analysis by the School Cuts coalition calculates that most schools in England (more than 80%) will have less funding per pupil in real terms in 2020 compared to 2015. | Ministers announced plans last month to invest an extra £7.1bn in schools in England over the next three years (up to 2022/23). But the coalition's analysis says that there will still be a shortfall of £2.5 billion next year. | "The funding crisis is not over": | The analysis goes on to say: "
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American Higher Education Is Even More Corrupt Than It Looks
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-30
This story is a collaboration between ProPublica and New York magazine. | The play was written by Elizabeth Meriwether, who would go on to create the sitcom "New Girl" for Fox. Her fictionalized account of her brief stint working for the Wall Street billionaire David E. Shaw never reached a wide audience, but the script became samizdat among the harried members of Shaw staff — as the family's highly compensated, Ivy-educated, hierarchical cadre is known. Her disgruntled protagonist's job making sure "nothing bad can ever happen to this family" has felt familiar to some of Meriwether's successors. | The 68-y…
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War boys, V8s & dust: Mad Max-themed post-apocalyptic 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in Mojave Desert (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-09-30
Revelers donning the most extravagant costumes — and some without almost any — assorted Mad Max-style vehicles, and a whole post-apocalyptic settlement were on display at 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in California. | The main theme of the festival, dubbed 'Wasteland Weekend', is the Mad Max franchise but the revelers apparently get inspiration from other dystopian titles as well, namely the Fallout post-apocalyptic game series. Despite the name, it's actually a five-day event, that kicks off annually on the last Wednesday of September. | | © AFP / Agustin Paullier | The permanent festiv…
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Mao Zedong on the founding of the People's Republic of China
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-30
To mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 1, 1949 statement by Mao Zedong. | Proclamation of the Central People's Government of the PRC | The people throughout China have been plunged into bitter suffering and tribulations since the Chiang Kai-shek Kuomintang reactionary government betrayed the fatherland, colluded with imperialists, and lunched the counter-revolutionary war. Fortunately our People's Liberation Army, backed by the whole nation, has been fighting heroically and selflessly to defend the territo…
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What media like best about Elizabeth Warren: She's not Bernie Sanders
FAIR | mronline.org | 2019-09-30
If Warren ever finds herself without media's bête noire to draft off of–assuming her policy stances remain the same–the media headwinds can be expected to get much more intense for her. | Source…
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Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed NSA Criminal Wrongdoing
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-30
| Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government's response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir, Permanent Record, tells the story of his decision to expose the system of mass surveillance. "I think it's so obvious that no harm to national security has resulted from this process of disclosure. And yet, the same criticisms, the same allegations are made to me…
truthout.org/video/snowden-reveals-how-h…

Jacques Chirac: The Art of Being Vague
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-30
The tributes have been dripping in heavy praise: former French president Jacques Chirac and mayor of Paris, the great statesman; the man who said no to the US-led war juggernaut into Iraq; the man loved for being loved. Many of these should have raised the odd eyebrow here and there. "We French have lost a …
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How the Chinese Revolution changed the world
Sheila Xiao | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
On October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared an earth-shaking victory: the Chinese Communist Party had prevailed in the country's long civil war and China was now a People's Republic committed to the construction of socialism.
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"Unofficial" Pro-Trump Groups Continue to Raise Cash in His Name
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-30
| Stephen Cory set up his first pro-President Donald Trump billboards a few days ago. Printed in bold blue-and-red font, the billboards called for America-first healthcare and foreign war prevention. | The ads are part of a "billboard campaign" Cory helped launch for America First Victory Fund, a new super PAC. The group hopes to convey…
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San Francisco is pulling out all the stops to fight homelessness — except actually making housing affordable‚Äã
rt.com | 2019-09-30
San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the US, but its high housing prices and strict zoning have contributed to a homelessness crisis. The city has declared war on its rough sleepers — because housing them is too easy.‚Äã | …
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U.K.'s Johnson Denies Wrongdoing as Personal Allegations Mount
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-30
MANCHESTER, England — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. | Johnson sought to energize Conservative members and lawmakers — weary after three years of gridlock over Britain's stalled departure from the European Union — at the party's annual conference, but he was forced to deny a journalist's claim that he had grabbed her thigh at a private lunch two decades ago. | Sunday Times columnist Charlotte Edwardes…
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Jewish Americans and Israel/Palestine: Pressures and fissures heading toward 2020
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-30
Several years ago, I attended a weekend of Limmud LA, a broad-spectrum Jewish learning forum in the Los Angeles area. I attended a session on "The Future of Judaism" with four or five panelists. At the end, a rabbi from the audience asked, "How is it that not one of you even mentioned Israel?" The …
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Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp’ Officer

Japan's prosecutors appeal against 'negligence' acquittals in Fukushima case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-30
Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown have appealed against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co executives.On 19 September, the Tokyo District Court found ex-Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two others not guilty of professional negligence in the disaster and the death of 44 elderly patients who were forcibly evacuated from local hospitals.(From left) Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all acquitted (Satoru Yonemaru/AP)The court said a tsunami of the size that hit the plant after an earthquake was…
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Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.
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Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed NSA Criminal Wrongdoing Without Getting Arrested
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government's response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir, "Permanent Record," tells the story of his decision to expose the system of mass surveillance. "I think it's so obvious that no harm to national security has resulted from this process of disclosure. And yet, the same criticisms, the same allegations are made to me as have been every other whistleblower," Snowden says. "What we need to understand here is not my model of publi…
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Britain's Political Crisis: Problems and Possibilities for the Left
Kate Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and Government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist …
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Accusations that Disaster Capitalists Are Piling the Pressure on Johnson to Pursue No-deal Brexit
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
"For the first time in 35 years, I am not packing my bag to travel to the Tory party conference tomorrow. The party I joined as a student and first campaigned for in the 1979 general election is suffering …
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Edward Snowden Condemns Trump's Mistreatment of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal
Democracy Now! | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
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'Reprehensible': Critics Explode After Trump Tweets Impeachment Could Lead to 'Civil War'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
"This isn't about Civil War, it's about violence." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Rudy Giuliani, 'Wildest of Wild Cards,' Subpoenaed For Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
"Giuliani has become a mess, but he's become a mess that has to terrify the folks in the White House." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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CNN Slammed for Labeling Five Centrist Democrats as 'Leaders on Impeachment' and Erasing Efforts of Progressive Women of Color
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
Progressives expressed outrage on Monday over CNN's weekend segment on five centrist freshman congresswomen who the network gave credit for their so-called "leadership" on the impeachment of President Donald Trump—just days after the lawmakers backed impeachment proceedings following months of demands from ethics watchdogs and other critics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'I Would Have No Choice': McConnell Says Senate Will Try Trump If Impeached, Gives No Timeline on Process
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
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'Chilling': Mississippi City Claims Undocumented Man Killed by Police Had No Constitutional Rights
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30
A court filing publicized late last week drew outrage on Monday over the case of Ismael Lopez, a 41-year-old man who was killed by police in Southaven, Mississippi. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UK Labour's Annual Conference Reveals an Ongoing Struggle for the Party's Soul
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
If Jeremy Corbyn and his real supporters come out of this process unscathed and are able to lead and govern, it will have an enormous impact on the people of Britain and is almost certain to change the rules of the game regarding Palestine.
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That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…
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Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
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 | 2019-09-30
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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Young and Old Rise Up for Climate Action in Palo Alto
Climate Strike Now | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
Grassroots action with a local face–young and old rose for Climate Action in Palo Alto on September 20. | [photos: Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/29/1882691…

San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice
On the Move | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
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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Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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It's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore
reposted by Virginia B | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
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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Selected Articles: The Bee: "The Most Important Living Being on the Planet"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable …
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Impeachment is on the Rails, But That's Not the Hard Part
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
On September 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) elbowed her way to the front of a parade she'd been trying to disperse since early 2017. "Today," she said,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/30/impeachment-…