Daily Archives: October 1, 2019

2019-10-01: News Headlines

Federico Pieraccini (2019-10-01). Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil plants, may have declared it to be a false-flag attack carried …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-01). Yemen Is Now Saudi Arabia's "Vietnam War" globalresearch.ca Something does not appear right in Saudi Arabia. Although the Wahhabi Kingdom has a technological, demographical and economical advantage over Yemen, it has completely failed to break the Yemeni resistance, headed by the Houthi-led Ansarullah Movement. The Ansarullah Movement has …

Conn Hallinan (2019-10-01). How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America's Apple Cart. counterpunch.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 historian Jack Radey. More

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-01). The Ukraine Impeachment Fiasco: Both Republicans and Democrats Being Manipulated by the Deep State. globalresearch.ca The problem with the current imbroglio over Ukraine is that the discussion does not begin where it should. Here is the timeline: the United States decided to make a serious effort to bring about regime change in Ukraine under the …

Natasha Lennard (2019-10-01). Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them. theintercept.com From left, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, conduct a news conference in Washington, D.C. responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed the freshmen House Democrats on July 15, 2019. | Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP | There is a growing double narrative about who deserves credit for the effort to impeach President Donald Trump. One side of the narrative, coming primarily from the media, lauds late-coming figures to impeachment as saviors, and the other, coming from Trump, tears down impeachment's early adopters as malicious traito…

WSWS (2019-10-01). Trump threatens "civil war" as Democrats escalate impeachment campaign. wsws.org President Donald Trump, in an implicit threat of violence against his political opponents, suggested late Sunday that the Democrats' efforts to remove him from office could precipitate a "civil war."

Paul Street (2019-10-01). Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below. counterpunch.org The impeachment of Donald J. Trump is coming. What to make of it? It's hard not to enjoy watching the Malignant One (Trump) squirm and lash out like a wounded animal. There is no public humiliation too great for this sorry excuse for a human being, this racist, sexist, eco-cidal and fascist bastard who endangers the world with his presence in its most powerful office. Trump's noxiously racist, sexist, Nativist, plutocratic, corrupt, and environmentally disastrous regime has done great damage to basic democratic and human norms, civilizational decency, social justice, and prospects for a decent future. All of that…

Victor Grossman (2019-10-01). Playing the Trump Card in Ukraine. counterpunch.org Yes, we all detest Trump and would be gladdened and relieved to see the last of those orange-yellow tresses now defiling the pure White House! Therefore: impeachment — olé! But does all such current enthusiasm have the same motivation? The reasons stressed by most of the media are Trump's attempts to buy Ukrainian assistance for More

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-01). Who's Afraid of Impeachment? On Presidential Investigation and a 2020 Backlash. counterpunch.org There has been quite a bit of prophesizing among pundits in the news media, on the right and elsewhere, and even among some on the left with which I've spoken, in which critics confidently maintain that impeachment is a "gift" to Trump, dividing the nation, but mobilizing and energizing Trump's base, thereby handing the election to Trump. These claims are almost entirely based on fear and conjecture, not on actual evidence. If we look back to the limited history of this country's use of impeachment against presidents in modern times, there is little evidence to draw from one way or another, and certainly no cases…

teleSUR (2019-10-01). US House of Representatives Intensifies Impeachment Probe. telesurenglish.net The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump intensified on Monday, as Trump raged about the inquiry and news reports suggested he had used additional diplomatic channels to go after his adversaries. | RELATED: | More Than Half in US Approve of Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Poll | Three House committees said a subpoena for documents had been sent to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The former New York mayor had said on television he asked the governm…

Staff (2019-10-01). Greta Thunberg Inspired More Than Just Our Youth. truthdig.com I'm 75 and proud to say I walked in the Global Climate Strike amid vast crowds of kids and their supporters of every age and hue.

Kenn Orphan (2019-10-01). One Warm Day in September: the Climate Strike and Its Meaning for Activism. counterpunch.org Last Friday was a beautiful fall day. The air was crisp and the sun was hot as I marched with friends and around 10,000 Nova Scotians who understand that we, as a species, are in deep trouble. Catastrophic climate change, which I have been writing about for years, stands to threaten our species, as well More

Eds. (2019-10-01). New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of Global wheat crop by 2100. mronline.org Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented." | Source

Media Lens (2019-10-01). "How Dare You!" The Climate Crisis and the Public Demand for Real Action. dissidentvoice.org Reality clashed with the BBC version of false consensus in a remarkable edition of HardTalk last month. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was starkly honest about humanity's extreme predicament in the face of climate breakdown and refused to buckle under host Stephen Sackur's incredulous questioning. Sackur's inability to grasp that we are already in …

WSWS (2019-10-01). Capitalism and the climate disaster: The issues posed by the worldwide protests. wsws.org Efforts to save the natural environment while preserving the capitalist system have proven to be a blind alley for half a century.

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-01). The "Kashmir 2 Khalistan" Campaign Is the Solution to India's Separatist Issues. globalresearch.ca The recent merging of the peaceful campaigns for self-determination referenda in Kashmir and Khalistan presents the only realistic solution to India's separatist issues there, and the international community should facilitate their democratic goals and take steps to ensure that India …

The Canary (2019-10-01). North Korean nuclear talks with US to resume this weekend. thecanary.co North Korea and the US have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said.Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations will have preliminary contact on Friday before holding working-level talks on Saturday.In a statement released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, Choe expressed optimism over the outcome of the meeting but did not say where it would take place."It is my expectation that the working-level negotiations…

Telesur (2019-10-01). Venezuela Denounces Airspace Incursions by 54 US Spy Planes. globalresearch.ca The Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos revealed the airspace violations through his Twitter account. | *** | The Venezuelan government denounced Sunday discovery of more than 54 spy planes of the United States in the …

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-10-01). Cultural production in Revolutionary Venezuela: A conversation with Kael Abello. mronline.org A key member of the 'Comando Creativo' artists' collective reflects on how to make relevant art during a revolution. | Source

Norman Solomon (2019-10-01). MoveOn's Phony New Campaign for 'Protecting Whistleblowers'. counterpunch.org All of a sudden, MoveOn wants to help "national security" whistleblowers. Well, some of them, anyway. After many years of carefully refusing to launch a single campaign in support of brave whistleblowers who faced vicious prosecution during the Obama administration — including Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, NSA whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Edward Snowden, and CIA whistleblowers John More

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-01). Europe Subservient to US Imperial Interests. globalresearch.ca On most geopolitical issues, Europe is subservient to a higher power in Washington under both right wings of its war party. | It's most apparent by joining its war machine on demand, targeting nonbelligerent countries the US doesn't control, wanting them …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-01). Dangerous Detentions: Julian Assange and Remaining in Belmarsh Prison. globalresearch.ca Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of …

Staff (2019-10-01). Israel's Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case. therealnews.com Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

Eds. (2019-10-01). Sanders rips 'casual cruelty that motivates Trump and his billionaire friends' as White House moves to strip free school lunches from 500,000 kids. mronline.org Trump is depriving 500,000 kids of their school lunches for no damn reason—even after 139 members of Congress warned him not to. | Source

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-10-01). Ten Recent Democratic Primary Polls Good for Bernie Sanders Ignored by the Conventional Wisdom. counterpunch.org The conventional wisdom for the Democratic Primary right now is that Senator Bernie Sanders is fading while Senator Elizabeth Warren is rising into a two-way race with former Vice-President Joe Biden. Nate Silver made the case after Debate 3 (September 12) in article form and has continued, via Twitter, to cherry-pick polls to fit this beatified narrative. | I am a bit loathe to engage in the exercise that follows — that is to highlight the evidence that runs counter to this narrative. While it feels a bit like cherry-picking in the opposite direction, it also just is a necessary counter-weight to a herding…

Mike Bader (2019-10-01). Time for Personal Responsibility in Bear Country. counterpunch.org Hunters are afield in the quest for winter meat and it's time for self-reflection and responsibility. The connection between hunting and grizzly bear-human conflicts is well documented. Many occur when hunters retrieve a carcass, only to find it has been appropriated by a grizzly bear. An alarming number of human injury incidents have occurred to More

commondreams (2019-10-01). U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard For Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dr. Roldolfo Cortes Barragan (2019-10-01). 2016 Revisited: Electronic Balloting Favored Clinton, Paper Balloting Sanders. globalresearch.ca Investigators call it "strange patterns in data"— that saw Hillary Clinton win primaries with electronic ballots, and Bernie Sanders victorious in paper ballot states. | "The most preferable method is hand-counted paper ballots, next most preferable are paper ballots scanned …

Norrie MacQueen (2019-10-01). The Freud-Einstein Correspondence of 1932: Theories of War. globalresearch.ca At the end of 1931 the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation [IIIC], a League of Nations agency, invited Albert Einstein to initiate an exchange of letters with a fellow 'leader of intellectual thought' on a subject 'calculated to serve the …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2019-10-01). U.S. Foreign Aid for Dictators. globalresearch.ca Notice something important about the hoopla regarding President's Trump withholding of U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine while he was requesting Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden for possible corruption: Nobody in Washington, D.C., or within …

Michelle Weinroth (2019-10-01). "Justice Dies in the Darkness": The Hassan Diab Illegal Extradition to France. globalresearch.ca When former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould declined Hassan Diab's request for an independent and transparent public inquiry into his wrongful and harrowing extradition to France, he, along with his lawyer, and countless others, feared that justice would not be served. …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-01). The Ethical Dilemma Behind Trump's Fateful Ukrainegate Decision. globalresearch.ca Should Trump have pursued justice even though the outcome could have politically helped him, or should he have neglected his legal responsibilities to do so because of the same? | *** | The Ukrainegate scandal was sparked by Trump asking his newly …

South Front (2019-10-01). Video: Syrian Army Prepares to Resume Idlib Advance. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Army and its allies are preparing to resume ground operations against radical militants in Greater Idlib, according to pro-government sources. | Over the past few days, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force have carried out multiple airstrikes on positons …

Jan Oberg (2019-10-01). The Deepening Decay of the West — and the Brighter Post-West Future. globalresearch.ca Look at this CNN online frontpage in the evening of September 24, 2019. It may well come to be seen in the future as an indicator of the beginning of the end. | Earlier that same day, Britain's highest court ruled …

Victoria Burns (2019-10-01). Empowerment: A Solution for Inequality in Rural Morocco. globalresearch.ca How the practice of empowerment has the potential to be the key for reducing the negative impacts of alienation and inequality among women in rural regions of Morocco. | *** | "We do not speak in front of others because we are …

Staff (2019-10-01). No-Fly List Has Been Declared Unconstitutional, But That's Only a Start. truthout.org | | Janine Jackson interviewed Justice for Muslims' Maha Hilal about the "terrorist watchlist" for the September 20, 2019, episode of "CounterSpin." This is a lightly edited transcript.Janine Jackson: We don't need the anniversary of September 11, 2001, to remind us of the devastating legacies of that day: the evidently endless wars, by whatever name, in Afghanistan and Iraq and e…

Daniel Warner (2019-10-01). Richard Holbrooke: Present at the Demise of U.S. Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org President Barack Obama and the Guardian described him as "a true giant of American foreign policy." Others, including the Economist, described him as the most influential and effective American diplomat of his generation. Richard Holbrooke was certainly present at most of the hot spots of his era: a young diplomat serving in Vietnam during the More

WSWS (2019-10-01). Germany: Bus drivers strike in Hesse and Saarland. wsws.org 1,500 bus drivers in Frankfurt, Giessen, Darmstadt, Kassel, Offenbach, Hanau and Fulda took part in a 24-hour warning strike Friday for significant wage increases and better holiday arrangements.

WSWS (2019-10-01). Peterloo and Shelley. wsws.org Shelley's commitment to revolutionary change was "more than the vague striving after freedom in the abstract," as Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling wrote in 1888.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-01). Jacques Chirac and the Art of Being Vague. counterpunch.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 More

WSWS (2019-10-01). Austrian far-right FPàñ loses massively in parliamentary elections. wsws.org Yesterday's parliamentary elections in Austria resulted in considerable losses for the right-wing extremist Freedom Party (FPàñ) and the social-democratic SPàñ.

Elliot Sperber (2019-10-01). Sublation of Banks. counterpunch.org Sublation of Banks If I were the mayor I'd be the best mayor My moon bridges over the wild East River Dear reader, do you understand Just how lovely those would be And fun to traverse, and healthy And my plans for the bridges existing already Salutary gardens hanging No cars ranging and banging But More

Max Moran (2019-10-01). Why are Key House Democrats Giving Betsy DeVos a Free Ride? counterpunch.org Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before the House Education and Labor Committee five months ago. She sat down, cleared her throat, and proceded to dodge basic yes-or-no questions about everything from transgender rights to literacy programs to arming teachers for several hours. Through her evasiveness, and the many issues Democrats wanted to bring up, there More

Nelson Valdes (2019-10-01). Pop Social Darwinism in Contemporary American Capitalist Society: the Marketization of Che as Individualist Symbol. counterpunch.org I. INTRODUCTION In what way is the selling of Che Guevara a negation of Che and an assertion of the Hobbesian ideology of rugged individualism and Social Darwinism in US society? This is the central question that this essay will discuss. II. NEO CONSERVATISM AT HOME, GLOBALIZATION ABROAD AND THE NECESSITY OF POP SOCIAL DARWINIST IDEOLOGY More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-01). "It's a Criminal Enterprise": Calls to Impeach Barr Intensify After Reports AG Pressured Foreign Officials to Help Discredit Mueller Probe. commondreams.org "Barr decided a long time ago that he was going to be a fixer for Donald Trump. Donald Trump's personal lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-01). To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next. democracynow.org House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…

Staff (2019-10-01). Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution. democracynow.org Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

RT (2019-10-01). NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-01). "Ukrainegate" Teaches Us More about Ourselves Than Trump or Biden. dissidentvoice.org Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat 'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is now on board along with a majority of the party. Democrats are …

Eds. (2019-10-01). "World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019. mronline.org These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source

Evo Morales (2019-10-01). The Root Problem is the Capitalist System. counterpunch.org Text of Bolivian President Evo Morales' speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2019. Brother President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad Bande. Brother Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. Sisters and brothers Presidents, Chancellors and Delegates Sisters and brothers of the International Organizations and all the peoples of the More

Matt Bors (2019-10-01). A Bridge Too Far. thenation.com A Bridge Too Far…

Julia O'Malley (2019-10-01). The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World's Most Valuable Salmon Habitats. thenation.com The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World's Most Valuable Salmon Habitats…

Christopher Soto (2019-10-01). Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice. thenation.com Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-01). HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants. thenation.com HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants…

Curt Wechsler (2019-10-01). That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets. indybay.org 1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…

Climate Strike Now (2019-10-01). 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 (2019-10-01). 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]…

AutumnSun (2019-10-01). 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 (2019-10-01). 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 (2019-10-01). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

reposted by Virginia B (2019-10-01). 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.

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.

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 …

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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Saudi Arabia Sent Messages to Iran's President: Iran Government. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran's president through the leaders of other countries, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the regional rivals. | RELATED: | British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran | "Messages from the Saudis were presented to (Iran's President) Hassan Rouhani from the leaders of some countries," spokesman Ali Rabiei said, according to ILNA news agency. "If Saudi Arabia is really pursuing a change of be…

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 …

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…

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). Democratic establishment belatedly embraces 'whistleblowers'…but only the 'safe' kind. rt.com MoveOn, a major advocacy group fine-tuned to the needs of Democratic Party, has finally found a whistleblower it can support — the CIA agent whose complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump. | MoveOn, which describes itself as the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the US, hailed the still-anonymous whistleblower for taking on "great personal risk to defend our democracy" by revealing Trump's call with Ukraine that this person only knew of second-hand. | The organization, sponsored by many Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros, implored its…

RT (2019-09-30). 'Coded racist rhetoric'? CNN under fire for crediting group of white congresswomen with Trump impeachment inquiry. rt.com CNN has found new heroes of the unraveling Trump impeachment saga — a group of white congresswomen with security backgrounds — and got its woke image tarnished for forgetting Maxine Waters, Al Green and AOC's "squad." | The story focuses on a group of "moderate" freshman congresswomen — Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan), Abigail Spanberger (D-Virginia), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pennsylvania), Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) and Elaine Luria (D-Virginia) — who all changed their minds and decided to back the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump last week. All of them have served ei…

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

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 …

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…

teleSUR (2019-09-30). Lula's Letter to Brazil's People: I Won't Bargain my Freedom. telesurenglish.net In an open letter to the Brazilian people, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva affirmed that he 'won't trade my dignity for my freedom." | RELATED: | Lula's Defense Denied Request to Include Intercept Messages | "Every single Car Wash Prosecutor should really to apologize to the Brazilian people, to the millions of unemployed people, and my family, for the harm they have done to democracy, to justice, and the country," he said in a moving letter written from the Curitiba ja…

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.

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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,…

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…

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…

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

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.

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). 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.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-30). Wave of Xenophobia Against Venezuelans in Peru Sparks Diplomatic Spat. venezuelanalysis.com The brutal beating of a young Venezuelan girl by Peru's police and a nationalist march have sparked outrage.

2019-10-01: Social Media Postees

Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil plants, may have declared it to be a false-flag attack carried …
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Yemen Is Now Saudi Arabia's "Vietnam War"
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Something does not appear right in Saudi Arabia. Although the Wahhabi Kingdom has a technological, demographical and economical advantage over Yemen, it has completely failed to break the Yemeni resistance, headed by the Houthi-led Ansarullah Movement. The Ansarullah Movement has …
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How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America's Apple Cart
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
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 historian Jack Radey.
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The Ukraine Impeachment Fiasco: Both Republicans and Democrats Being Manipulated by the Deep State
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
The problem with the current imbroglio over Ukraine is that the discussion does not begin where it should. Here is the timeline: the United States decided to make a serious effort to bring about regime change in Ukraine under the …
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Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-10-01
From left, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, conduct a news conference in Washington, D.C. responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed the freshmen House Democrats on July 15, 2019. | Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP | There is a growing double narrative about who deserves credit for the effort to impeach President Donald Trump. One side of the narrative, coming primarily from the media, lauds late-coming figures to impeachment as saviors, and the other, coming from Trump, tears down impeachment's early adopters as malicious traito…
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Trump threatens "civil war" as Democrats escalate impeachment campaign
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
President Donald Trump, in an implicit threat of violence against his political opponents, suggested late Sunday that the Democrats' efforts to remove him from office could precipitate a "civil war."
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Playing the Trump Card in Ukraine
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Yes, we all detest Trump and would be gladdened and relieved to see the last of those orange-yellow tresses now defiling the pure White House! Therefore: impeachment — olé! But does all such current enthusiasm have the same motivation? The reasons stressed by most of the media are Trump's attempts to buy Ukrainian assistance for…
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Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
The impeachment of Donald J. Trump is coming. What to make of it? It's hard not to enjoy watching the Malignant One (Trump) squirm and lash out like a wounded animal. There is no public humiliation too great for this sorry excuse for a human being, this racist, sexist, eco-cidal and fascist bastard who endangers the world with his presence in its most powerful office. Trump's noxiously racist, sexist, Nativist, plutocratic, corrupt, and environmentally disastrous regime has done great damage to basic democratic and human norms, civilizational decency, social justice, and prospects for a decent future. All of that…
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Who's Afraid of Impeachment? On Presidential Investigation and a 2020 Backlash
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
There has been quite a bit of prophesizing among pundits in the news media, on the right and elsewhere, and even among some on the left with which I've spoken, in which critics confidently maintain that impeachment is a "gift" to Trump, dividing the nation, but mobilizing and energizing Trump's base, thereby handing the election to Trump. These claims are almost entirely based on fear and conjecture, not on actual evidence. If we look back to the limited history of this country's use of impeachment against presidents in modern times, there is little evidence to draw from one way or another, and certainly no cases…
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US House of Representatives Intensifies Impeachment Probe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-01
The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump intensified on Monday, as Trump raged about the inquiry and news reports suggested he had used additional diplomatic channels to go after his adversaries. | RELATED: | More Than Half in US Approve of Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Poll | Three House committees said a subpoena for documents had been sent to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The former New York mayor had said on television he asked the governm…
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One Warm Day in September: the Climate Strike and Its Meaning for Activism
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Last Friday was a beautiful fall day. The air was crisp and the sun was hot as I marched with friends and around 10,000 Nova Scotians who understand that we, as a species, are in deep trouble. Catastrophic climate change, which I have been writing about for years, stands to threaten our species, as well…
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Greta Thunberg Inspired More Than Just Our Youth
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-01
I'm 75 and proud to say I walked in the Global Climate Strike amid vast crowds of kids and their supporters of every age and hue.
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New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of Global wheat crop by 2100
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented." | Source…
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"How Dare You!" The Climate Crisis and the Public Demand for Real Action
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Reality clashed with the BBC version of false consensus in a remarkable edition of HardTalk last month. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was starkly honest about humanity's extreme predicament in the face of climate breakdown and refused to buckle under host Stephen Sackur's incredulous questioning. Sackur's inability to grasp that we are already in …
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Capitalism and the climate disaster: The issues posed by the worldwide protests
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Efforts to save the natural environment while preserving the capitalist system have proven to be a blind alley for half a century.
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The "Kashmir 2 Khalistan" Campaign Is the Solution to India's Separatist Issues
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
The recent merging of the peaceful campaigns for self-determination referenda in Kashmir and Khalistan presents the only realistic solution to India's separatist issues there, and the international community should facilitate their democratic goals and take steps to ensure that India …
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North Korean nuclear talks with US to resume this weekend
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-01
North Korea and the US have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said.Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations will have preliminary contact on Friday before holding working-level talks on Saturday.In a statement released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, Choe expressed optimism over the outcome of the meeting but did not say where it would take place."It is my expectation that the working-level negotiations…
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Venezuela Denounces Airspace Incursions by 54 US Spy Planes
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
The Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos revealed the airspace violations through his Twitter account. | *** | The Venezuelan government denounced Sunday discovery of more than 54 spy planes of the United States in the …
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Cultural production in Revolutionary Venezuela: A conversation with Kael Abello
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
A key member of the 'Comando Creativo' artists' collective reflects on how to make relevant art during a revolution. | Source…
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MoveOn's Phony New Campaign for 'Protecting Whistleblowers'
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
All of a sudden, MoveOn wants to help "national security" whistleblowers. Well, some of them, anyway. After many years of carefully refusing to launch a single campaign in support of brave whistleblowers who faced vicious prosecution during the Obama administration — including Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, NSA whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Edward Snowden, and CIA whistleblowers John…
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Europe Subservient to US Imperial Interests
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
On most geopolitical issues, Europe is subservient to a higher power in Washington under both right wings of its war party. | It's most apparent by joining its war machine on demand, targeting nonbelligerent countries the US doesn't control, wanting them …
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Dangerous Detentions: Julian Assange and Remaining in Belmarsh Prison
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of …
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Israel's Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-01
Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.
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U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard For Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike
commondreams.org | 2019-10-01
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The Ethical Dilemma Behind Trump's Fateful Ukrainegate Decision
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Should Trump have pursued justice even though the outcome could have politically helped him, or should he have neglected his legal responsibilities to do so because of the same? | *** | The Ukrainegate scandal was sparked by Trump asking his newly | …
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U.S. Foreign Aid for Dictators
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Notice something important about the hoopla regarding President's Trump withholding of U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine while he was requesting Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden for possible corruption: Nobody in Washington, D.C., or within …
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2016 Revisited: Electronic Balloting Favored Clinton, Paper Balloting Sanders
Dr. Roldolfo Cortes Barragan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Investigators call it "strange patterns in data"– that saw Hillary Clinton win primaries with electronic ballots, and Bernie Sanders victorious in paper ballot states. | "The most preferable method is hand-counted paper ballots, next most preferable are paper ballots scanned …
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"Justice Dies in the Darkness": The Hassan Diab Illegal Extradition to France
Michelle Weinroth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
When former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould declined Hassan Diab's request for an independent and transparent public inquiry into his wrongful and harrowing extradition to France, he, along with his lawyer, and countless others, feared that justice would not be served. …
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Empowerment: A Solution for Inequality in Rural Morocco
Victoria Burns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
How the practice of empowerment has the potential to be the key for reducing the negative impacts of alienation and inequality among women in rural regions of Morocco. | *** | "We do not speak in front of others because we are …
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Video: Syrian Army Prepares to Resume Idlib Advance
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
The Syrian Army and its allies are preparing to resume ground operations against radical militants in Greater Idlib, according to pro-government sources. | Over the past few days, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force have carried out multiple airstrikes on positons …
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The Freud-Einstein Correspondence of 1932: Theories of War
Norrie MacQueen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
At the end of 1931 the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation [IIIC], a League of Nations agency, invited Albert Einstein to initiate an exchange of letters with a fellow 'leader of intellectual thought' on a subject 'calculated to serve the …
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The Deepening Decay of the West — and the Brighter Post-West Future
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-01
Look at this CNN online frontpage in the evening of September 24, 2019. It may well come to be seen in the future as an indicator of the beginning of the end. | Earlier that same day, Britain's highest court ruled …
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No-Fly List Has Been Declared Unconstitutional, But That's Only a Start
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-01
| Janine Jackson interviewed Justice for Muslims' Maha Hilal about the "terrorist watchlist" for the September 20, 2019, episode of "CounterSpin." This is a lightly edited transcript.Janine Jackson: We don't need the anniversary of September 11, 2001, to remind us of the devastating legacies of that day: the evidently endless wars, by whatever name, in Afghanistan and Iraq and e…
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Jacques Chirac and the Art of Being Vague
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
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.
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Germany: Bus drivers strike in Hesse and Saarland
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
1,500 bus drivers in Frankfurt, Giessen, Darmstadt, Kassel, Offenbach, Hanau and Fulda took part in a 24-hour warning strike Friday for significant wage increases and better holiday arrangements.
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Ten Recent Democratic Primary Polls Good for Bernie Sanders Ignored by the Conventional Wisdom
Doug Johnson Hatlem | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
The conventional wisdom for the Democratic Primary right now is that Senator Bernie Sanders is fading while Senator Elizabeth Warren is rising into a two-way race with former Vice-President Joe Biden. Nate Silver made the case after Debate 3 (September 12) in article form and has continued, via Twitter, to cherry-pick polls to fit this beatified narrative. | I am a bit loathe to engage in the exercise that follows — that is to highlight the evidence that runs counter to this narrative. While it feels a bit like cherry-picking in the opposite direction, it also just is a necessary counter-weight to a herding…
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Sanders rips 'casual cruelty that motivates Trump and his billionaire friends' as White House moves to strip free school lunches from 500,000 kids
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Trump is depriving 500,000 kids of their school lunches for no damn reason–even after 139 members of Congress warned him not to. | Source…
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Peterloo and Shelley
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Shelley's commitment to revolutionary change was "more than the vague striving after freedom in the abstract," as Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling wrote in 1888.
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Richard Holbrooke: Present at the Demise of U.S. Foreign Policy
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
President Barack Obama and the Guardian described him as "a true giant of American foreign policy." Others, including the Economist, described him as the most influential and effective American diplomat of his generation. Richard Holbrooke was certainly present at most of the hot spots of his era: a young diplomat serving in Vietnam during the…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/01/richard-holb…

Austrian far-right FPàñ loses massively in parliamentary elections
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Yesterday's parliamentary elections in Austria resulted in considerable losses for the right-wing extremist Freedom Party (FPàñ) and the social-democratic SPàñ.
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Why are Key House Democrats Giving Betsy DeVos a Free Ride?
Max Moran | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before the House Education and Labor Committee five months ago. She sat down, cleared her throat, and proceded to dodge basic yes-or-no questions about everything from transgender rights to literacy programs to arming teachers for several hours. Through her evasiveness, and the many issues Democrats wanted to bring up, there…
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Time for Personal Responsibility in Bear Country
Mike Bader | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Hunters are afield in the quest for winter meat and it's time for self-reflection and responsibility. The connection between hunting and grizzly bear-human conflicts is well documented. Many occur when hunters retrieve a carcass, only to find it has been appropriated by a grizzly bear. An alarming number of human injury incidents have occurred to…
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Pop Social Darwinism in Contemporary American Capitalist Society: the Marketization of Che as Individualist Symbol
Nelson Valdes | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
I. INTRODUCTION In what way is the selling of Che Guevara a negation of Che and an assertion of the Hobbesian ideology of rugged individualism and Social Darwinism in US society? This is the central question that this essay will discuss. II. NEO CONSERVATISM AT HOME, GLOBALIZATION ABROAD AND THE NECESSITY OF POP SOCIAL DARWINIST IDEOLOGY…
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Sublation of Banks
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Sublation of Banks If I were the mayor I'd be the best mayor My moon bridges over the wild East River Dear reader, do you understand Just how lovely those would be And fun to traverse, and healthy And my plans for the bridges existing already Salutary gardens hanging No cars ranging and banging But…
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"It's a Criminal Enterprise": Calls to Impeach Barr Intensify After Reports AG Pressured Foreign Officials to Help Discredit Mueller Probe
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-01
"Barr decided a long time ago that he was going to be a fixer for Donald Trump. Donald Trump's personal lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…
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Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…
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NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call
rt.com | 2019-10-01
US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…
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"Ukrainegate" Teaches Us More about Ourselves Than Trump or Biden
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat 'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is now on board along with a majority of the party. Democrats are …
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"World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source…
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The Root Problem is the Capitalist System
Evo Morales | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Text of Bolivian President Evo Morales' speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2019. Brother President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad Bande. Brother Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. Sisters and brothers Presidents, Chancellors and Delegates Sisters and brothers of the International Organizations and all the peoples of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/01/the-root-pro…

A Bridge Too Far
Matt Bors | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
A Bridge Too Far…
thenation.com/article/afghan-trump-impea…

The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World's Most Valuable Salmon Habitats
Julia O'Malley | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World's Most Valuable Salmon Habitats…
thenation.com/article/salmon-pollution-c…

Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice
Christopher Soto | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice…
thenation.com/article/undocumented-write…

HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants…
thenation.com/article/housing-immigratio…

That Impeachment Inquiry? Now is the time to take to the streets
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
1590 Bryant (at 15th Street), San Francisco…
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Young and Old Rise Up for Climate Action in Palo Alto
Climate Strike Now | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
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…

Berkeley Students Say System Change Needed, Rally and Walk Out from Campus on Global Climate Strike Day
To the Streets | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
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]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/27/1882682…

Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/28/1882683…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice
On the Move | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
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]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/28/1882686…

It's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore
reposted by Virginia B | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/28/1882688…

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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/total-u-s-contr…

Saudi Arabia Sent Messages to Iran's President: Iran Government
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran's president through the leaders of other countries, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the regional rivals. | RELATED: | British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran | "Messages from the Saudis were presented to (Iran's President) Hassan Rouhani from the leaders of some countries," spokesman Ali Rabiei said, according to ILNA news agency. "If Saudi Arabia is really pursuing a change of be…
telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-Sen…

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…

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…

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…
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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…
rt.com/usa/469920-trump-impeachment-civi…

Democratic establishment belatedly embraces 'whistleblowers'…but only the 'safe' kind
rt.com | 2019-09-30
MoveOn, a major advocacy group fine-tuned to the needs of Democratic Party, has finally found a whistleblower it can support — the CIA agent whose complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump. | MoveOn, which describes itself as the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the US, hailed the still-anonymous whistleblower for taking on "great personal risk to defend our democracy" by revealing Trump's call with Ukraine that this person only knew of second-hand. | The organization, sponsored by many Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros, implored its…
rt.com/usa/469953-moveon-support-whistle…

'Coded racist rhetoric'? CNN under fire for crediting group of white congresswomen with Trump impeachment inquiry
rt.com | 2019-09-30
CNN has found new heroes of the unraveling Trump impeachment saga — a group of white congresswomen with security backgrounds — and got its woke image tarnished for forgetting Maxine Waters, Al Green and AOC's "squad." | The story focuses on a group of "moderate" freshman congresswomen — Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan), Abigail Spanberger (D-Virginia), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pennsylvania), Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) and Elaine Luria (D-Virginia) — who all changed their minds and decided to back the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump last week. All of them have served ei…
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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/30/impe…

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…

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-…

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…

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…
fair.org/home/in-media-newspeak-a-peace-…

Lula's Letter to Brazil's People: I Won't Bargain my Freedom
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
In an open letter to the Brazilian people, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva affirmed that he 'won't trade my dignity for my freedom." | RELATED: | Lula's Defense Denied Request to Include Intercept Messages | "Every single Car Wash Prosecutor should really to apologize to the Brazilian people, to the millions of unemployed people, and my family, for the harm they have done to democracy, to justice, and the country," he said in a moving letter written from the Curitiba ja…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lulas-Letter-to-…

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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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…

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…

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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"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."
nationofchange.org/2019/09/30/this-econo…

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…

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.
liberationnews.org/climate-apartheid-dif…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. | …
rt.com/usa/469914-los-angeles-metro-oper…

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…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/29/venezuel…

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”

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Intell…

Wave of Xenophobia Against Venezuelans in Peru Sparks Diplomatic Spat
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
The brutal beating of a young Venezuelan girl by Peru's police and a nationalist march have sparked outrage.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14674

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14672

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Perus-President-…