Daily Archives: October 2, 2019

2019-10-02: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-03). 'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad. rt.com The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-02). Yemeni Houthis Defeating Paper Tiger Saudis. globalresearch.ca According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Saudi Arabia ranks third in global military spending after the US and China — allocating an estimated $65.5 billion in 2018. | The US, Britain and France are its main weapons, munitions, …

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Peruvian Prosecutors To Identify More Odebrecht's List Pen Names. telesurenglish.net A special Lava Jato team from the Peruvian Public Prosecutor's Office began this Wednesday in Curitiba, Brazil, a new interrogation of Jorge Barata, former owner of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | Brazil: Supreme Court Paves Way to Overturn Lava Jato Sentences | "We expect that the process will run smoothly and that we will be…

Staff (2019-10-02). Will Trump Refuse to Leave? We Should Be Worried About This Tweet. truthout.org | | Days after amplifying a right-wing pastor's warning of a "Civil War-like fracture" if he is removed from office, President Donald Trump late Tuesday said the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats is a "coup," heightening fears that Trump could refuse to allow a peaceful transition of power if he is ousted by Congress or defeated in 2020. | "As I lea…

Barry Grey (2019-10-02). Trump, Democrats Dig in as Impeachment Drive Escalates. globalresearch.ca Having suggested that his impeachment could provoke "civil war" and threatened to arrest the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on treason charges, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted a map of the 2016 election results with the words …

Robert Reich (2019-10-02). The real lesson of Ukraine-gate: Trump will do anything to win in 2020. nationofchange.org Amid the impeachment furor, don't lose sight of the renewed importance of protecting the integrity of the 2020 election. The difference between Richard Nixon's abuse of power (trying to get dirt on political opponents to help with his 1972 reelection, and then covering it up) and Donald Trump's abuse (trying to get Ukraine's president to …

John Wojcik (2019-10-02). Trump calls impeachment inquiry a "coup" that will trigger civil war. peoplesworld.org President Trump, after predicting his impeachment would trigger civil war, stepped up his vitriol yesterday by characterizing the impeachment inquiry as a "coup" and by warning his die-hard right-wing followers in one of almost 50 tweets that Democrats were "coming for" their liberty, their homes, and their guns. The escalating rhetoric from the White House …

Staff (2019-10-02). Impeachment Inquiry Is an Opportunity to Investigate Trump's Finances. truthout.org | | The impeachment inquiry under way against President Donald Trump is an important opportunity to "look under the microscope at Trump's finances, which have largely been a black hole to this point," says Anthony DiMaggio, a political scientist at Lehigh University. In this interview, DiMaggio — the author of Selling War, Selling Hope and The Politics of Persuasion — examines the history of impeachment in the United States and argues that there is little evidence to suggest the impeac…

RT (2019-10-02). 'This isn't impeachment, it's a COUP!' Trump warns followers Dems are out for their God-given freedoms & rights. rt.com US President Donald Trump tore into Democratic impeachment efforts, slamming the drive to have him removed from office as a "coup" plot seeking to deprive Americans of their rights and freedoms. | Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, the president told his followers their very identity as Americans was threatened by impeachment proceedings initiated by House Democrats last week. | As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People. | He added the Democrats were looking to take away his supp…

John Scales Avery (2019-10-02). Trump's major crimes. nationofchange.org Impeachment finally underway The long-delayed impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump are finally starting, but at present, the focus is on a relatively minor crime — the Ukrane-Biden scandal. However, Trump has committed (and is still committing) major crimes, and these ought to be in the spotlight. Let us look at a few of them. Let's …

Staff (2019-10-02). 'The Civil War Is Here'. therealnews.com Jeet Heer of The Nation explores the deepening political divide, the growing support for impeachment, and the political battles that it will define.

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Ex-Trump Officials Face Questioning Amid Impeachment Probe. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump has created many enemies during his tenure in office, but perhaps the biggest threat to his administration is coming from several former staff members that are now agreeing to testify against him. | RELATED: | US House of Representatives Intensifies Impeachment Probe | According to a latest report from Capitol Hill, two former officials who were engaged in the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine will meet with U.S. congressional committees starti…

Gary Leupp (2019-10-02). Impeachment Proceedings and the Democrats' Enduring Russophobia. counterpunch.org The president pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden's business activities in the country in exchange for the release of $390 million in U.S. aid including $ 250 in military aid. OK, this is now old news. Most people are disturbed by Trump's obvious intention to collude with foreigners to influence the next More

WSWS (2019-10-02). Trump, Democrats dig in as impeachment drive escalates. wsws.org Many within the ruling class are taking Trump's talk of civil war as a serious threat.

Ruth Milka (2019-10-02). Ireland to plant 440 million trees to combat climate change. nationofchange.org "The climate action plan commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure that carbon abatement from land-use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond."

Makasi Motema (2019-10-02). 'Stop the wars, save the planet!'. workers.org Activists with the People's Mobilization to Stop the U.S. War Machine gathered at Herald Square Sept. 22 to denounce U.S. imperialism and its role in the current climate crisis. People's Mobilization is a coalition that includes Code Pink, the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective, the International Action Center and many anti-war, . . . | Continue reading 'Stop the wars, save the planet!' at Workers.org

Climate Nexus (2019-10-02). Trump admin: There's no 'climate crisis,' so drill baby drill. nationofchange.org The Trump administration has asserted that "there is not a climate crisis" as justification for expanding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. E&E first reported Monday that the Bureau of Land Management's Environmental Impact Statement for expanded drilling in Alaska, released last month, contains stark denier language tucked into the vast appendix, where BLM staff attorney …

Anaiah Thomas (2019-10-02). I Climate Strike Because This Is Zero Hour. commondreams.org "We need our government to take action," writes Thomas. "We need elected officials who care; we need every single decision-maker at all levels to treat the climate crisis like the emergency it is, just as we treated the crises of the past." (Photo: Shadia Payne Wood/Survival Media Agency) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Steve Trent (2019-10-02). Here's our best opportunity to save the oceans — and ourselves. nationofchange.org It's been said we should thank the ocean for every second breath of oxygen we take. In fact, we owe it far more than that. Ocean and climate are inseparable. The ocean absorbs up to 30 percent of the CO2 emissions humans produce and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. It has borne the brunt of the climate …

Deirdre Griswold (2019-10-02). Climate justice, system change and the working class. workers.org Deirdre Griswold The following is a slightly edited talk given by WW editor Deirdre Griswold at a Sept. 28 forum titled "The Climate Crisis, A Marxist View," organized by the Boston branch of Workers World Party. As you all know by now, a 16-year-old named Greta Thunberg recently crossed the . . . | Continue reading Climate justice, system change and the working class at Workers.org

Staff (2019-10-02). California's New Climate Change Plan Uses World's Forests as Collateral. therealnews.com California has endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, a global plan linking forest preservation to carbon offset credits. It is opposed by environmental justice groups and Indigenous people.

The Canary (2019-10-02). Royal Shakespeare Company cuts ties with oil giant BP. thecanary.co The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is ending its partnership with BP after coming under pressure over its ties with the oil giant.The renowned theatre company's £5 ticket scheme, for 16 to 25-year olds, has been supported by BP since 2013.The announcement comes just days after school strikers threatened to boycott the British cultural institution over what it called "sickening" links to BP.BP said it was "disappointed and dismayed that the RSC has decided to end our partnership early".Gregory Doran, RSC artistic director, and Catherine Mallyon, executive director, said: "Amidst the climate emergency, which…

Tamara Toles O'Laughlin (2019-10-02). The Fight to Stop the Climate Crisis is Local. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Korten (2019-10-02). 'No Winners on a Dead Earth': Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidates participate in the third Democratic Presidential Debate in Houston, Texas on September 12. Each candidate has put forth a plan for addressing the climate crisis, but success will require the interplay of skilled and principled politicians and an active citizenry working together. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-02). The Word Nobody Wanted to Say at the U.N. Climate Action Summit. truthdig.com Some experts fear countries are over-relying on unpopular "offsets" rather than eliminating the use of fossil fuels to address the climate crisis.

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-10-02). Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, …

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and a…

Canadian BDS Coalition (2019-10-02). #IVotePalestine: For Freedom, Justice and Equality. globalresearch.ca In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that: | Support Palestinian human and national rights including the inalienable right to self-determination. | Oppose Israeli ethnic cleansing, war crimes and apartheid. …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-02). Internally Displaced Syrian Refugees Tormented by US Forces. globalresearch.ca Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are trapped in northern and southern camps controlled by the US and its jihadist foot soldiers. | On October 1, Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees on the Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said US forces, …

South Front (2019-10-02). New 'Red' Bloc: Russia -China Alliance. globalresearch.ca On October 1, China celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China. This analysis is designed to provide a broader perspective to the Chinese-Russian military cooperation at the moment. | *** | For starters, one should note …

Eric Zuesse (2019-10-02). History: Russian Government Condemn's European Parliament's Blaming Stalin as Having Started World War II. globalresearch.ca On October 1st, Russia's Tass news agency reported that the Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin condemned the European Parliament for having blamed Stalin along with Hitler as having started World War II. He said, | "The recent …

Rajan Menon (2019-10-02). Hypersonic weapons and national (in)security. nationofchange.org Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United States for generations, first with the Soviet Union, today with China and Russia. Pentagon officials …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-02). Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation. venezuelanalysis.com US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.

CJPME (2019-10-02). Peace and Justice in the Middle East. Canadian Federal Parties' Positions on the Middle East. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to provide the present guide on Canadian Federal parties' positions on the Middle East. While much has happened since the last Canadian Federal elections in 2015, CJPME has …

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2019-10-02). The Second Candle-Light Revolution in Korea: The People's Fight for the Survival of Clean Democracy. globalresearch.ca The world still remembers the 2017 Candle-Light Revolution in which 17,000,000 Korean people fought peacefully and culturally on the streets, for several months, against the deep-rooted corruption culture developed and enforced under the 60- year conservative government's rule. | In the …

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council. telesurenglish.net During a press conference, Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa insisted on making some clarifications on what media and some politicians said about his country not supporting Venezuela 's resolution, back in Geneva last September. | RELATED: | Cuba's Diaz-Canel Welcomes Venezuela's VP Delcy Rodriguez | There were voted two resolutions, not just one. Nin Novoa didn ¥t support the one pitched by Lima Group because it was, in his own words,…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Cuba's Diaz-Canel Welcomes Venezuela's VP Delcy Rodriguez. telesurenglish.net Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, welcomed the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez Gomez, also Secretary-General of the We Are Venezuela Movement. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | Both leaders exchanged information about the progress of economic and cultural relations between Cuba and Venez…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-02). Netanyahu's Pre-Indictment Hearing Begins. globalresearch.ca The hearing begun Wednesday is expected to last four days, maybe longer. | Netanyahu's 10-lawyer team is up against 20 state prosecution officials, headed by AG Avichai Mandelblit, State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, and Liat Ben-Ari, lead prosecutor in three …

Prof Gerard Boyce (2019-10-02). Why the Fires Raging Across Amazonia Ought to be a Burning Issue for Africa. globalresearch.ca Of late, global news headlines have been dominated by reports of the fires raging across the Amazon Basin, mainly in Brazil but in other countries across the region such as Bolivia as well. Cognisant of the adverse consequences they portend …

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Bolsonaro's Highway Project Targets Heart of Amazon Region. telesurenglish.net Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing to ressurect a dilapidated highway project that seeks to build a highway through the heart of the South American country's Amazonas region. | RELATED: | Death Toll in Brazil Dam Collapse Rises to 250: New Findings | For more than 50 years, the destruction has almost always begun with a road hewn through the dense Amazon rainforest. With pavement, comes logging, then ranching and eventually commercial farming and towns. | This…

RT (2019-10-02). US launches ICBM to demonstrate 'robust & ready' nuclear deterrent. rt.com The US military has successfully launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, showcasing the country's ability to counter "twenty-first century threats," according to the defense forces. | Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, the unarmed missile traveled an estimated 4,194 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Air Force Global Strike Command announced in a statement. | "The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter twenty-first centu…

Melvin Goodman (2019-10-02). Trump's War on Whistleblowers. counterpunch.org Donald Trump, campaigning in Iowa in 2015, said that "I've had a lot of wars of my own. I'm really good at war. I love war…." Well, for the past three years, we have witnessed Trump's wars on governance, science, national security policy, and public service. For the past several days, we have witnessed a More

Kenneth Surin (2019-10-02). Labour Party Annual Conference Interrupted By Supreme Court's Decision On Boris Johnson's Suspension Of Parliament. counterpunch.org I was attending the 2019 Labour Party conference as a member-delegate when proceedings on the third day of the conference were interrupted at 10.30am by the televised announcement of the UK's Supreme Court decision on Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament. The Supreme Court heard this case the week before. The hearing was occasioned by the More

George Ochenski (2019-10-02). Live By the Lie. counterpunch.org Donald Trump is a mean, venal, dishonest and greedy man who threatens, insults and intimidates people to achieve his singular life goal of self-enrichment. In his own words at a 2016 campaign event: "My whole life I've been greedy, greedy, greedy. I've grabbed all the money I could get." And to grab "all the money" More

Jonathan Latham (2019-10-02). Gene-Editing Unintentionally Adds Bovine DNA, Goat DNA, and Bacterial DNA, Mouse Researchers Find. counterpunch.org The gene-editing of DNA inside living cells is considered by many to be the preeminent technological breakthrough of the new millennium. Researchers in medicine and agriculture have rapidly adopted it as a technique for discovering cell and organism functions. But its commercial prospects are much more complicated. Gene-editing has many potential uses. These include altering More

Forrest Hylton (2019-10-02). Colombia Diary: Under Heavy Manners. counterpunch.org In Colombia as elsewhere, the commodification of higher education has led to widespread systemic corruption, and on September 23, students from the Universidad Distrital in Bogotá took to the streets to protest an egregious case of embezzlement, in which, according to the Attorney General's Office, a professor used the university's Institute for Outreach to enrich More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-02). Leaking, Whistleblowing and the Democrats. counterpunch.org 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 added to this sprawling tapestry of mayhem. The elements seemed to form the basis of More

Thomas Klikauer — Kathleen Webb Tunney (2019-10-02). Eastern Germans Voting Nazism, Again! counterpunch.org In September 2019, two Eastern German states —Brandenburg and Saxony— held elections. Germany's right-wing extremist party, the AfD, tripled its previous result in Saxony (from 9.7% to 27.5%) and doubled its earlier outcome in Brandenburg (from 12.2% to 23.5%). The next state election is scheduled for Thuringia (27th October 2019) — home of AfD-Fàºhrer Bjà∂rn More

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-10-02). Killer cop on trial: Justice for Anthony Hill! workers.org On March 9, 2015, promising musician and singer Anthony Hill was killed by DeKalb County Deputy Robert Olsen in the parking lot of Hill's Chamblee apartment complex. Hill, 27, an African-American veteran of the Afghanistan war, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD as a result of his military . . . | Continue reading Killer cop on trial: Justice for Anthony Hill! at Workers.org

The Canary (2019-10-02). Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores Islands as it heads towards Ireland and UK. thecanary.co Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves, though initial reports said it caused only minor damage.The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the category two hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the Portuguese island chain.Hurricanes the size of Lorenzo are rare so far north and east in the Atlantic basin.Residents board up a door in preparation for the arrival of Lorenzo (Joao Henriques/AP)Lorenzo is producing huge swells across the North Atlantic as it moves north east toward Ireland and the United Kingdom and weakens to cat…

Bill Meyer (2019-10-02). 'Martin Eden' and '1982' at Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Another award winner at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is Pietro Marcello's Martin Eden, based on the 1909 novel by famed American socialist writer Jack London. It was given the Toronto Platform Prize, and the jury proclaimed, "a politically and philosophically provocative story told with extraordinary cinematic invention and grace, this film reaffirms …

Tim Libretti (2019-10-02). Rich and want to escape Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax? CNBC says get divorced. peoplesworld.org Readers of People's World certainly read the news with a consciousness of the fact that the media is one key site of class struggle among many in U.S. capitalist class society. But it is nonetheless worth decoding the language of the corporate media as we seek talking points that help us communicate and unmask the …

Tracy Keeling (2019-10-02). Channel 4 News wins the award for most superb moment of the Tory Party conference. thecanary.co Despite stiff competition, Channel 4 News definitely wins the award for most superb moment of the Conservative Party conference. On 1 October, Krishnan Guru-Murthy introduced Jacob Rees-Mogg prior to interviewing him. And my, what an introduction it was. | The unlawful proroguer: | Here's how Guru-Murthy introduced Rees-Mogg before the interview: I am joined… by Jacob Rees-Mogg… it's our first chance to talk to him since…

Staff (2019-10-02). U.N.: Haiti Unrest Harming Hospitals, Orphanages, Students. truthdig.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The operation dubbed "Find Jovenel MoàØse" organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti's president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which several people were killed. | Haitians had become so accustomed to not seeing their president in person amid a deepening political and economic crisis that his arrival at the palace Tuesday took protesters by surprise. Only a handful of them were present to pelt his convoy with rocks. | Despite the rarity of his public appearances, the embattled leader…

RT (2019-10-02). 7 killed after WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparking huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Seven people were killed in a crash involving a WWII-era aircraft at Bradley Airport, Connecticut. The plane caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. The number of casualties was initially withheld by officials, but police put out the figure later on Wednesday evening. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is bei…

RT (2019-10-02). WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparks huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Local authorities say there were fatalities after a WWII-era aircraft crashed at Bradley Airport, Connecticut and caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. They have not revealed how many people were killed. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is being diverted to Rhode Island. | Photos and footage posted on soc…

Staff (2019-10-02). Haiti: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests. therealnews.com The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles says ordinary Haitians continue to suffer as the country is gripped by protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel MoàØse.

Middle East Eye (2019-10-02). Iraq Protests: At Least 9 Dead After Police Open Fire on Crowds, Embassies Sealed Off. theantimedia.com At least nine killed as Iraqis take to streets again to protest corruption, unemployment and removal of popular military leader.

Meghan Krausch (2019-10-02). "They Are Killing Our Leaders One by One." progressive.org As defenders of Honduran forests die, a drug trafficking trial opens in New York for the brother of the country's president.

Ivan Daraktchiev (2019-10-02). The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938. globalresearch.ca Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's attack[1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. | This …

Free Press (2019-10-02). Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the agency's so-called Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was adopted …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-02). The People's Republic of China: 70 Years of Struggle and Success. globalresearch.ca The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is a worthwhile time to reflect on its struggles and successes with a view towards better understanding where it's headed across the coming future. | The People's Republic of …

Robert Woodward (2019-10-02). The Next Stage of Britain's Dominic Cummings "Plan of Chaos". Can it Get Any Worse? globalresearch.ca There were rumours and murmurs throughout last week swirling around the House of Commons bubble that something serious was brewing. Leaving aside that Boris Johnson was centre stage of the scandal that his government now represents — not just of …

Franklin Frederick (2019-10-02). Nestlé e a privatizaàßà£o da água. globalresearch.ca No último mês de fevereiro o Governo da Suíàßa anunciou a criaàßà£o de uma Fundaàßà£o em Genebra, com o nome de "Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator" (GSDA). O objetivo desta nova fundaàßà£o é o de regulamentar novas tecnologias, desde …

Ben Swann (2019-10-02). Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. on California's Newly Passed Mandatory Vaccine Law. globalresearch.ca Truth In Media's journalist Ben Swann interviewed RFK, Jr. about California's newly passed mandatory vaccine law which has sparked controversy as it effectively removes all medical exemptions in CA, putting thousands of medically-fragile children at risk of vaccine injury. …

Ivan Daraktchiev (2019-10-02). The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938. globalresearch.ca Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's invasion [1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. …

Bryant Brown (2019-10-02). Nobel Prizes: Why is there One in Economics? Rewarding Neoliberal Flawed Theories. globalresearch.ca The Nobel Prize Committee will announce the winners of this years Nobel prizes from October 8 to the 11th, and then on October 14 they will announce one more. | The prizes originated from a bequest in the will of Alfred …

Dr. Jonathan Latham (2019-10-02). Gene-Editing Unintentionally Adds Bovine DNA, Goat DNA, and Bacterial DNA, Mouse Researchers Find. globalresearch.ca The gene-editing of DNA inside living cells is considered by many to be the preeminent technological breakthrough of the new millennium. Researchers in medicine and agriculture have rapidly adopted it as a technique for discovering cell and organism functions. But …

Ellen Brown (2019-10-02). The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates. counterpunch.org The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the dollar, prompting President Trump to tweet on Aug. 30: The Euro is dropping against the Dollar "like crazy," giving them a big export and manufacturing More

Staff (2019-10-02). Warren v. Zuckerberg. truthdig.com

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-02). It's time to rise up, occupy empty buildings, and stop more homeless deaths. thecanary.co On 30 September, as rainstorms battered the country, around 20 homeless people reportedly squatted an empty building in Chester. The following morning, "heart-breaking" new figures showed that around two homeless people die…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Wall Street Plunges As US-China Trade War Takes Toll on Economy. telesurenglish.net After employment and manufacturing data, released Tuesday, showed that the United Staes-China trade war is taking an increasing toll on the U.S. economy, Wall Street's main indexes suffered their sharpest one-day declines in nearly six weeks Wednesday. | RELATED: | China To Send Its Top Trade Negotiator for 13 Round of US-Talks | All 11 major S&P sector indexes fell, the S&P 500, which measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the Unite…

Staff (2019-10-02). Guyger Is First Dallas Police Officer to Be Convicted of Murder Since 1970s. truthout.org | | A white off-duty police officer who shot and killed a 26-year-old black man in his own home in Dallas in 2018 was convicted of murder on Tuesday. The officer, Amber Guyger, entered Botham Jean's apartment, mistaking it for her own, and shot and killed him. Jean's apartment was located one floor below Guyger's in the building. She claimed during trial to have believed Jean was an intruder. Guyger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since the 1970s, according to The…

Staff (2019-10-02). What if Trump Refuses to Leave the White House? truthdig.com The president's recent talk of a "coup" has fueled rampant speculation about how he might respond if he were to lose the 2020 election.

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Gunfights in Southern Iraq as Protests Spread Nationwide. telesurenglish.net Gunfights between protesters and security forces broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Wednesday, with elite counter-terrorism troops deploying after police "lost control" of the situation, police sources told Reuters. | RELATED: | Iraqi Police Open Fires at Protesters, 1 Killed, 200 Wounded | Two protesters had been killed in the city on Wednesday and one on Tuesday after police opened fire to disperse protests. | Five people were killed overall and at least 132 wo…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-02). Calls for Trump-Supporting Billionaire Schwarzman to Apologize for Saying "Maybe Bernie Sanders Shouldn't Exist" commondreams.org "Maybe Steve Schwarzman should apologize for making such a disgusting comment," said Sanders speechwriter David Sirota. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-02). One Year After Khashoggi Murder, Chorus of Demands for Saudi Govt. to Face Consequences. commondreams.org "Despite the backlash directed at the kingdom, the Saudis haven't faced serious consequences for the slaying of Khashoggi or its slaughter of civilians in Yemen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-02). "We're Looking at Near Raw Bribery": House Dems Investigating Whether Groups Tried to Curry Favor With Trump Through Hotel Bookings. commondreams.org As part of the Democrats' broad impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is reportedly investigating whether groups booked reservations for rooms that were then left empty at Trump hotels in attempts to curry favor with the president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-02). As Trump Rails Against 'Bullsh*t' Impeachment, Progressives Demand Pelosi Treat Probe With 'Urgency It Deserves'. commondreams.org "Donald Trump is tweeting about coups and civil wars and Speaker Pelosi is failing to lead." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-02). 'In Any Normal World He Would Have to Go': Pompeo Admits Being on Trump Ukraine Call. commondreams.org As at least three State Department officials prepared to speak with House committees regarding the Trump administration's relations with Ukraine and the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted Wednesday that he did in fact participate in the call. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-10-02). Petition Filed at ICC to Probe Saudi Ruler MBS for Role in Murder of Jamal Khashoggi. commondreams.org "Nothing of significance happens in the kingdom absent the crown prince's direction or approval." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-02). 'Unbelievable': Snowden Calls Out Media for Failing to Press US Politicians on Inconsistent Support of Whistleblowers. commondreams.org Exiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-02). Boris Johnson: U.K. Offering Brexit 'Compromise' to EU. truthdig.com MANCHESTER, England — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. | In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said that not reaching a deal by the U.K.'s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date would be "a failure of statecraft for which we would all be responsible." | The proposals focus on maintaining an open border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland […

The Canary (2019-10-02). Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint. thecanary.co Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.— What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…

Johanna Ross (2019-10-02). Will Boris Johnson Become a 'Brexit Martyr'? globalresearch.ca The UK Conservative party kicked off last weekend amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Despite the government's attempt to woo potential voters with what they refer to as a 'dynamic domestic agenda', journalists and commentators …

The Lake Merritt Institute (2019-10-02). Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander. indybay.org The Forum, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Campus map: laney.edu/about/campus-map/

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-02). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

S (2019-10-02). Climate Stories: A New Exhibition at the Global Museum, SF State University. indybay.org Global Museum, San Francisco State University | 1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 293, San Francisco, CA 94132…

International Indian Treaty Council & another (2019-10-02). Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens (San Francisco). indybay.org Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, between Mission St. & 3rd and Howard St. & 4th, San Francisco…

Lynda Carson (2019-10-02). Oakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex. indybay.org Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher's plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A's and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A's stadium plan for Howard Terminal!

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-02). One Year After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Business as Usual? mintpressnews.com Who is more evil—the maniacal Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi's murder and the murder of tens of thousands of Yemenis, or the mendacious world leaders and businesspeople who continue to embrace what should be a pariah state?

Ben Freeman , William Hartung (2019-10-02). Trump and Money Are Shielding Saudi Arabia From Accountability for Khashoggi's Killing. commondreams.org Protesters rally outside the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Karen Attiah (2019-10-02). 'Do Not Keep My Mouth Closed… You'll Suffocate Me': Khashoggi's Final Words in Arabic. commondreams.org If there was anything Jamal was passionate about—almost desperate for—it was to be heard, read and understood first and foremost by Saudis, and ultimately by readers across the Arab world. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Khashoggi Vigil Held in Istanbul to Mark One Year of His Murder. telesurenglish.net A vigil for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been organized in Istanbul, Turkey, a year after he was killed in the Saudi Arabia consulate. | RELATED: | Saudi Crown Prince Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder | Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, was murdered on October 2 at its…

WSWS (2019-10-02). One year after Khashoggi murder, US CEOs flock to Saudi Arabia. wsws.org Crown Prince bin Salman say he takes "responsibility" for the assassination directed by his closest aides, but claims he did not order it.

Rosa Pergams (2019-10-02). Dock workers call for action against billionaire's plan to uproot Black community. liberationnews.org Major League Baseball's Oakland A's plan to build a 34,000 seat stadium and 4,000 luxury housing units right on top of the Port of Oakland, which is the fifth largest port in the U.S. and an important source of living wage jobs in Northern California.

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-02). Why Israel Is Struggling to Find a Way Out of Its Political Deadlock. commondreams.org In political terms, there is nothing divided about Israel. In this month's general election, 90 per cent of Israeli Jews voted for parties that identify as being either on the militaristic, anti-Arab right or on the religious, anti-Arab far-right. (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farr√∫s/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2019. democracynow.org Report: Trump Pushed for Shooting Migrants and Placing Alligators & Snakes Along Border, Trump Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is "Coup" as Pompeo Blocks Officials from Testifying, Sen. Grassley Breaks from Trump to Support Protection of Whistleblower, In "Victory for Black People in America," Dallas Officer Convicted of Murdering Black Man Inside His Own Home, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law, U.S.-N. Korea Talks to Resume as Pyongyang Carries Out New Missile Test, Hong Kong Protesters Stage Sit-in Outside School of Student Shot by Police, Pretrial Hearings Begin in Netanyahu Corruption Case, Per…

Staff (2019-10-02). Botham Jean Family's Lawyer Hails White Cop's Murder Conviction as "Precedent-Setting Case" democracynow.org A white off-duty police officer who shot and killed a 26-year-old black man in his own home in Dallas in 2018 was convicted of murder on Tuesday. The officer, Amber Guyger, entered Botham Jean's apartment, mistaking it for her own, and shot and killed him. Jean's apartment was located one floor below Guyger's in the building. She claimed during trial to have believed Jean was an intruder. Guyger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since the 1970s, according to The Dallas Morning News. For more on the case, we speak with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of Botham Jean. He says th…

Staff (2019-10-02). "Impunity & Corruption": Haiti Protesters Demand President MoàØse's Resignation Amid Failing Economy. democracynow.org In Haiti, massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of U.S.-backed President Jovenel MoàØse continue to escalate. The worsening economic crisis, a shortage of fuel and food, and corruption allegations against MoàØse have sent protesters to the streets on and off for over a year. Hundreds demonstrated in the capital Port-au-Prince Monday, and another protest is scheduled for today. Much of Port-au-Prince has been on lockdown for the past two weeks, and at least four people have been killed in recent days after Haitian police opened fire on protesters, using live ammunition and tear…

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'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad
rt.com | 2019-10-03
The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…
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Yemeni Houthis Defeating Paper Tiger Saudis
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Saudi Arabia ranks third in global military spending after the US and China — allocating an estimated $65.5 billion in 2018. | The US, Britain and France are its main weapons, munitions, …
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Peruvian Prosecutors To Identify More Odebrecht's List Pen Names
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
A special Lava Jato team from the Peruvian Public Prosecutor's Office began this Wednesday in Curitiba, Brazil, a new interrogation of Jorge Barata, former owner of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | Brazil: Supreme Court Paves Way to Overturn Lava Jato Sentences | "We expect that the process will run smoothly and that we will be…
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'The Civil War Is Here'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-02
Jeet Heer of The Nation explores the deepening political divide, the growing support for impeachment, and the political battles that it will define.
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'This isn't impeachment, it's a COUP!' Trump warns followers Dems are out for their God-given freedoms & rights
rt.com | 2019-10-02
US President Donald Trump tore into Democratic impeachment efforts, slamming the drive to have him removed from office as a "coup" plot seeking to deprive Americans of their rights and freedoms. | Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, the president told his followers their very identity as Americans was threatened by impeachment proceedings initiated by House Democrats last week. | As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People. | He added the Democrats were looking to take away his supp…
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Impeachment Proceedings and the Democrats' Enduring Russophobia
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
The president pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden's business activities in the country in exchange for the release of $390 million in U.S. aid including $ 250 in military aid. OK, this is now old news. Most people are disturbed by Trump's obvious intention to collude with foreigners to influence the next…
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The real lesson of Ukraine-gate: Trump will do anything to win in 2020
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
Amid the impeachment furor, don't lose sight of the renewed importance of protecting the integrity of the 2020 election. The difference between Richard Nixon's abuse of power (trying to get dirt on political opponents to help with his 1972 reelection, and then covering it up) and Donald Trump's abuse (trying to get Ukraine's president to …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/02/the-real-l…

Trump, Democrats dig in as impeachment drive escalates
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
Many within the ruling class are taking Trump's talk of civil war as a serious threat.
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Impeachment Inquiry Is an Opportunity to Investigate Trump's Finances
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-02
| The impeachment inquiry under way against President Donald Trump is an important opportunity to "look under the microscope at Trump's finances, which have largely been a black hole to this point," says Anthony DiMaggio, a political scientist at Lehigh University. In this interview, DiMaggio — the author of Selling War, Selling Hope and The Politics of Persuasion — examines the history of impeachment in the United States and argues that there is little evidence to suggest the impeac…
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Trump, Democrats Dig in as Impeachment Drive Escalates
Barry Grey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Having suggested that his impeachment could provoke "civil war" and threatened to arrest the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on treason charges, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted a map of the 2016 election results with the words …
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Ex-Trump Officials Face Questioning Amid Impeachment Probe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
U.S. President Donald Trump has created many enemies during his tenure in office, but perhaps the biggest threat to his administration is coming from several former staff members that are now agreeing to testify against him. | RELATED: | US House of Representatives Intensifies Impeachment Probe | According to a latest report from Capitol Hill, two former officials who were engaged in the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine will meet with U.S. congressional committees starti…
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Trump calls impeachment inquiry a "coup" that will trigger civil war
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-02
President Trump, after predicting his impeachment would trigger civil war, stepped up his vitriol yesterday by characterizing the impeachment inquiry as a "coup" and by warning his die-hard right-wing followers in one of almost 50 tweets that Democrats were "coming for" their liberty, their homes, and their guns. The escalating rhetoric from the White House …
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Trump's major crimes
John Scales Avery | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
Impeachment finally underway The long-delayed impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump are finally starting, but at present, the focus is on a relatively minor crime — the Ukrane-Biden scandal. However, Trump has committed (and is still committing) major crimes, and these ought to be in the spotlight. Let us look at a few of them. Let's …
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Will Trump Refuse to Leave? We Should Be Worried About This Tweet
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-02
| Days after amplifying a right-wing pastor's warning of a "Civil War-like fracture" if he is removed from office, President Donald Trump late Tuesday said the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats is a "coup," heightening fears that Trump could refuse to allow a peaceful transition of power if he is ousted by Congress or defeated in 2020. | "As I lea…
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Ireland to plant 440 million trees to combat climate change
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
"The climate action plan commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure that carbon abatement from land-use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond."
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'Stop the wars, save the planet!'
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-10-02
Activists with the People's Mobilization to Stop the U.S. War Machine gathered at Herald Square Sept. 22 to denounce U.S. imperialism and its role in the current climate crisis. People's Mobilization is a coalition that includes Code Pink, the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective, the International Action Center and many anti-war, . . . | Continue reading 'Stop the wars, save the planet!' at Workers.org
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California's New Climate Change Plan Uses World's Forests as Collateral
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-02
California has endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, a global plan linking forest preservation to carbon offset credits. It is opposed by environmental justice groups and Indigenous people.
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Trump admin: There's no 'climate crisis,' so drill baby drill
Climate Nexus | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
The Trump administration has asserted that "there is not a climate crisis" as justification for expanding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. E&E first reported Monday that the Bureau of Land Management's Environmental Impact Statement for expanded drilling in Alaska, released last month, contains stark denier language tucked into the vast appendix, where BLM staff attorney …
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The Fight to Stop the Climate Crisis is Local
Tamara Toles O'Laughlin | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
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The Word Nobody Wanted to Say at the U.N. Climate Action Summit
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
Some experts fear countries are over-relying on unpopular "offsets" rather than eliminating the use of fossil fuels to address the climate crisis.
truthdig.com/articles/the-word-nobody-wa…

Climate justice, system change and the working class
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-10-02
Deirdre Griswold The following is a slightly edited talk given by WW editor Deirdre Griswold at a Sept. 28 forum titled "The Climate Crisis, A Marxist View," organized by the Boston branch of Workers World Party. As you all know by now, a 16-year-old named Greta Thunberg recently crossed the . . . | Continue reading Climate justice, system change and the working class at Workers.org
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Here's our best opportunity to save the oceans — and ourselves
Steve Trent | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
It's been said we should thank the ocean for every second breath of oxygen we take. In fact, we owe it far more than that. Ocean and climate are inseparable. The ocean absorbs up to 30 percent of the CO2 emissions humans produce and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. It has borne the brunt of the climate …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/02/heres-our-…

Royal Shakespeare Company cuts ties with oil giant BP
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is ending its partnership with BP after coming under pressure over its ties with the oil giant.The renowned theatre company's £5 ticket scheme, for 16 to 25-year olds, has been supported by BP since 2013.The announcement comes just days after school strikers threatened to boycott the British cultural institution over what it called "sickening" links to BP.BP said it was "disappointed and dismayed that the RSC has decided to end our partnership early".Gregory Doran, RSC artistic director, and Catherine Mallyon, executive director, said: "Amidst the climate emergency, which…
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I Climate Strike Because This Is Zero Hour
Anaiah Thomas | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
"We need our government to take action," writes Thomas. "We need elected officials who care; we need every single decision-maker at all levels to treat the climate crisis like the emergency it is, just as we treated the crises of the past." (Photo: Shadia Payne Wood/Survival Media Agency) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'No Winners on a Dead Earth': Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
David Korten | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
Democratic presidential candidates participate in the third Democratic Presidential Debate in Houston, Texas on September 12. Each candidate has put forth a plan for addressing the climate crisis, but success will require the interplay of skilled and principled politicians and an active citizenry working together. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-02
Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and a…
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#IVotePalestine: For Freedom, Justice and Equality
Canadian BDS Coalition | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that: | Support Palestinian human and national rights including the inalienable right to self-determination. | Oppose Israeli ethnic cleansing, war crimes and apartheid. | …
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Internally Displaced Syrian Refugees Tormented by US Forces
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are trapped in northern and southern camps controlled by the US and its jihadist foot soldiers. | On October 1, Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees on the Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said US forces, …
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New 'Red' Bloc: Russia -China Alliance
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
On October 1, China celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China. This analysis is designed to provide a broader perspective to the Chinese-Russian military cooperation at the moment. | *** | For starters, one should note …
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History: Russian Government Condemn's European Parliament's Blaming Stalin as Having Started World War II
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
On October 1st, Russia's Tass news agency reported that the Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin condemned the European Parliament for having blamed Stalin along with Hitler as having started World War II. He said, | "The recent | …
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Hypersonic weapons and national (in)security
Rajan Menon | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United States for generations, first with the Soviet Union, today with China and Russia. Pentagon officials …
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Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-02
US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14678

Peace and Justice in the Middle East. Canadian Federal Parties' Positions on the Middle East
CJPME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to provide the present guide on Canadian Federal parties' positions on the Middle East. While much has happened since the last Canadian Federal elections in 2015, CJPME has | …
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The Second Candle-Light Revolution in Korea: The People's Fight for the Survival of Clean Democracy
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The world still remembers the 2017 Candle-Light Revolution in which 17,000,000 Korean people fought peacefully and culturally on the streets, for several months, against the deep-rooted corruption culture developed and enforced under the 60- year conservative government's rule. | In the …
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Cuba's Diaz-Canel Welcomes Venezuela's VP Delcy Rodriguez
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, welcomed the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez Gomez, also Secretary-General of the We Are Venezuela Movement. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | Both leaders exchanged information about the progress of economic and cultural relations between Cuba and Venez…
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Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
During a press conference, Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa insisted on making some clarifications on what media and some politicians said about his country not supporting Venezuela 's resolution, back in Geneva last September. | RELATED: | Cuba's Diaz-Canel Welcomes Venezuela's VP Delcy Rodriguez | There were voted two resolutions, not just one. Nin Novoa didn ¥t support the one pitched by Lima Group because it was, in his own words,…
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Netanyahu's Pre-Indictment Hearing Begins
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The hearing begun Wednesday is expected to last four days, maybe longer. | Netanyahu's 10-lawyer team is up against 20 state prosecution officials, headed by AG Avichai Mandelblit, State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, and Liat Ben-Ari, lead prosecutor in three …
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Why the Fires Raging Across Amazonia Ought to be a Burning Issue for Africa
Prof Gerard Boyce | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Of late, global news headlines have been dominated by reports of the fires raging across the Amazon Basin, mainly in Brazil but in other countries across the region such as Bolivia as well. Cognisant of the adverse consequences they portend …
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Bolsonaro's Highway Project Targets Heart of Amazon Region
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing to ressurect a dilapidated highway project that seeks to build a highway through the heart of the South American country's Amazonas region. | RELATED: | Death Toll in Brazil Dam Collapse Rises to 250: New Findings | For more than 50 years, the destruction has almost always begun with a road hewn through the dense Amazon rainforest. With pavement, comes logging, then ranching and eventually commercial farming and towns. | This…
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Iraq Protests: At Least 9 Dead After Police Open Fire on Crowds, Embassies Sealed Off
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-02
At least nine killed as Iraqis take to streets again to protest corruption, unemployment and removal of popular military leader.

Iraq Protests: At Least 9 Dead After Police Open Fire on Crowds, Embassies Sealed Off

Colombia Diary: Under Heavy Manners
Forrest Hylton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
In Colombia as elsewhere, the commodification of higher education has led to widespread systemic corruption, and on September 23, students from the Universidad Distrital in Bogotá took to the streets to protest an egregious case of embezzlement, in which, according to the Attorney General's Office, a professor used the university's Institute for Outreach to enrich…
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U.N.: Haiti Unrest Harming Hospitals, Orphanages, Students
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The operation dubbed "Find Jovenel MoàØse" organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti's president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which several people were killed. | Haitians had become so accustomed to not seeing their president in person amid a deepening political and economic crisis that his arrival at the palace Tuesday took protesters by surprise. Only a handful of them were present to pelt his convoy with rocks. | Despite the rarity of his public appearances, the embattled leader…
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Haiti: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-02
The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles says ordinary Haitians continue to suffer as the country is gripped by protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel MoàØse.
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"They Are Killing Our Leaders One by One."
Meghan Krausch | progressive.org | 2019-10-02
As defenders of Honduran forests die, a drug trafficking trial opens in New York for the brother of the country's president.
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US launches ICBM to demonstrate 'robust & ready' nuclear deterrent
rt.com | 2019-10-02
The US military has successfully launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, showcasing the country's ability to counter "twenty-first century threats," according to the defense forces. | Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, the unarmed missile traveled an estimated 4,194 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Air Force Global Strike Command announced in a statement. | "The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter twenty-first centu…
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Gene-Editing Unintentionally Adds Bovine DNA, Goat DNA, and Bacterial DNA, Mouse Researchers Find
Dr. Jonathan Latham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The gene-editing of DNA inside living cells is considered by many to be the preeminent technological breakthrough of the new millennium. Researchers in medicine and agriculture have rapidly adopted it as a technique for discovering cell and organism functions. But …
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Nobel Prizes: Why is there One in Economics? Rewarding Neoliberal Flawed Theories
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The Nobel Prize Committee will announce the winners of this years Nobel prizes from October 8 to the 11th, and then on October 14 they will announce one more. | The prizes originated from a bequest in the will of Alfred …
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The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938
Ivan Daraktchiev | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's attack[1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. | This …
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Nestlé e a privatizaàßà£o da água
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
No último mês de fevereiro o Governo da Suíàßa anunciou a criaàßà£o de uma Fundaàßà£o em Genebra, com o nome de "Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator" (GSDA). O objetivo desta nova fundaàßà£o é o de regulamentar novas tecnologias, desde …
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The Next Stage of Britain's Dominic Cummings "Plan of Chaos". Can it Get Any Worse?
Robert Woodward | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
There were rumours and murmurs throughout last week swirling around the House of Commons bubble that something serious was brewing. Leaving aside that Boris Johnson was centre stage of the scandal that his government now represents — not just of …
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Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan
Nicolas J. S. Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, …
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The People's Republic of China: 70 Years of Struggle and Success
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is a worthwhile time to reflect on its struggles and successes with a view towards better understanding where it's headed across the coming future. | The People's Republic of | …
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The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938
Ivan Daraktchiev | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's invasion [1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. …
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Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. on California's Newly Passed Mandatory Vaccine Law
Ben Swann | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Truth In Media's journalist Ben Swann interviewed RFK, Jr. about California's newly passed mandatory vaccine law which has sparked controversy as it effectively removes all medical exemptions in CA, putting thousands of medically-fragile children at risk of vaccine injury. | …
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Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act
Free Press | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the agency's so-called Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was adopted …
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Leaking, Whistleblowing and the Democrats
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
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 added to this sprawling tapestry of mayhem. The elements seemed to form the basis of…
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Live By the Lie
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
Donald Trump is a mean, venal, dishonest and greedy man who threatens, insults and intimidates people to achieve his singular life goal of self-enrichment. In his own words at a 2016 campaign event: "My whole life I've been greedy, greedy, greedy. I've grabbed all the money I could get." And to grab "all the money"
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Labour Party Annual Conference Interrupted By Supreme Court's Decision On Boris Johnson's Suspension Of Parliament
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
I was attending the 2019 Labour Party conference as a member-delegate when proceedings on the third day of the conference were interrupted at 10.30am by the televised announcement of the UK's Supreme Court decision on Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament. The Supreme Court heard this case the week before. The hearing was occasioned by the…
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Gene-Editing Unintentionally Adds Bovine DNA, Goat DNA, and Bacterial DNA, Mouse Researchers Find
Jonathan Latham | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
The gene-editing of DNA inside living cells is considered by many to be the preeminent technological breakthrough of the new millennium. Researchers in medicine and agriculture have rapidly adopted it as a technique for discovering cell and organism functions. But its commercial prospects are much more complicated. Gene-editing has many potential uses. These include altering…
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Eastern Germans Voting Nazism, Again!
Thomas Klikauer — Kathleen Webb Tunney | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
In September 2019, two Eastern German states –Brandenburg and Saxony– held elections. Germany's right-wing extremist party, the AfD, tripled its previous result in Saxony (from 9.7% to 27.5%) and doubled its earlier outcome in Brandenburg (from 12.2% to 23.5%). The next state election is scheduled for Thuringia (27th October 2019) — home of AfD-Fàºhrer Bjà∂rn…
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Trump's War on Whistleblowers
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
Donald Trump, campaigning in Iowa in 2015, said that "I've had a lot of wars of my own. I'm really good at war. I love war…." Well, for the past three years, we have witnessed Trump's wars on governance, science, national security policy, and public service. For the past several days, we have witnessed a…
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The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates
Ellen Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the dollar, prompting President Trump to tweet on Aug. 30: The Euro is dropping against the Dollar "like crazy," giving them a big export and manufacturing…
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Warren v. Zuckerberg
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
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Channel 4 News wins the award for most superb moment of the Tory Party conference
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Despite stiff competition, Channel 4 News definitely wins the award for most superb moment of the Conservative Party conference. On 1 October, Krishnan Guru-Murthy introduced Jacob Rees-Mogg prior to interviewing him. And my, what an introduction it was. | The unlawful proroguer: | Here's how Guru-Murthy introduced Rees-Mogg before the interview: I am joined… by Jacob Rees-Mogg… it's our first chance to talk to him since…
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Wall Street Plunges As US-China Trade War Takes Toll on Economy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
After employment and manufacturing data, released Tuesday, showed that the United Staes-China trade war is taking an increasing toll on the U.S. economy, Wall Street's main indexes suffered their sharpest one-day declines in nearly six weeks Wednesday. | RELATED: | China To Send Its Top Trade Negotiator for 13 Round of US-Talks | All 11 major S&P sector indexes fell, the S&P 500, which measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the Unite…
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Rich and want to escape Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax? CNBC says get divorced
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-02
Readers of People's World certainly read the news with a consciousness of the fact that the media is one key site of class struggle among many in U.S. capitalist class society. But it is nonetheless worth decoding the language of the corporate media as we seek talking points that help us communicate and unmask the …
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Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores Islands as it heads towards Ireland and UK
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves, though initial reports said it caused only minor damage.The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the category two hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the Portuguese island chain.Hurricanes the size of Lorenzo are rare so far north and east in the Atlantic basin.Residents board up a door in preparation for the arrival of Lorenzo (Joao Henriques/AP)Lorenzo is producing huge swells across the North Atlantic as it moves north east toward Ireland and the United Kingdom and weakens to cat…
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'Martin Eden' and '1982' at Toronto International Film Festival
Bill Meyer | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-02
TORONTO–Another award winner at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is Pietro Marcello's Martin Eden, based on the 1909 novel by famed American socialist writer Jack London. It was given the Toronto Platform Prize, and the jury proclaimed, "a politically and philosophically provocative story told with extraordinary cinematic invention and grace, this film reaffirms …
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Killer cop on trial: Justice for Anthony Hill!
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2019-10-02
On March 9, 2015, promising musician and singer Anthony Hill was killed by DeKalb County Deputy Robert Olsen in the parking lot of Hill's Chamblee apartment complex. Hill, 27, an African-American veteran of the Afghanistan war, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD as a result of his military . . . | Continue reading Killer cop on trial: Justice for Anthony Hill! at Workers.org
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Guyger Is First Dallas Police Officer to Be Convicted of Murder Since 1970s
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-02
| A white off-duty police officer who shot and killed a 26-year-old black man in his own home in Dallas in 2018 was convicted of murder on Tuesday. The officer, Amber Guyger, entered Botham Jean's apartment, mistaking it for her own, and shot and killed him. Jean's apartment was located one floor below Guyger's in the building. She claimed during trial to have believed Jean was an intruder. Guyger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since the 1970s, according to The…
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WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparks huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-02
Local authorities say there were fatalities after a WWII-era aircraft crashed at Bradley Airport, Connecticut and caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. They have not revealed how many people were killed. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is being diverted to Rhode Island. | Photos and footage posted on soc…
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7 killed after WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparking huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-02
Seven people were killed in a crash involving a WWII-era aircraft at Bradley Airport, Connecticut. The plane caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. The number of casualties was initially withheld by officials, but police put out the figure later on Wednesday evening. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is bei…
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What if Trump Refuses to Leave the White House?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
The president's recent talk of a "coup" has fueled rampant speculation about how he might respond if he were to lose the 2020 election.
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Gunfights in Southern Iraq as Protests Spread Nationwide
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Gunfights between protesters and security forces broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Wednesday, with elite counter-terrorism troops deploying after police "lost control" of the situation, police sources told Reuters. | RELATED: | Iraqi Police Open Fires at Protesters, 1 Killed, 200 Wounded | Two protesters had been killed in the city on Wednesday and one on Tuesday after police opened fire to disperse protests. | Five people were killed overall and at least 132 wo…
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Calls for Trump-Supporting Billionaire Schwarzman to Apologize for Saying "Maybe Bernie Sanders Shouldn't Exist"
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
"Maybe Steve Schwarzman should apologize for making such a disgusting comment," said Sanders speechwriter David Sirota. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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One Year After Khashoggi Murder, Chorus of Demands for Saudi Govt. to Face Consequences
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
"Despite the backlash directed at the kingdom, the Saudis haven't faced serious consequences for the slaying of Khashoggi or its slaughter of civilians in Yemen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"We're Looking at Near Raw Bribery": House Dems Investigating Whether Groups Tried to Curry Favor With Trump Through Hotel Bookings
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
As part of the Democrats' broad impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is reportedly investigating whether groups booked reservations for rooms that were then left empty at Trump hotels in attempts to curry favor with the president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Trump Rails Against 'Bullsh*t' Impeachment, Progressives Demand Pelosi Treat Probe With 'Urgency It Deserves'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
"Donald Trump is tweeting about coups and civil wars and Speaker Pelosi is failing to lead." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'In Any Normal World He Would Have to Go': Pompeo Admits Being on Trump Ukraine Call
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
As at least three State Department officials prepared to speak with House committees regarding the Trump administration's relations with Ukraine and the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted Wednesday that he did in fact participate in the call. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Petition Filed at ICC to Probe Saudi Ruler MBS for Role in Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
"Nothing of significance happens in the kingdom absent the crown prince's direction or approval." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Unbelievable': Snowden Calls Out Media for Failing to Press US Politicians on Inconsistent Support of Whistleblowers
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
Exiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Will Boris Johnson Become a 'Brexit Martyr'?
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
The UK Conservative party kicked off last weekend amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Despite the government's attempt to woo potential voters with what they refer to as a 'dynamic domestic agenda', journalists and commentators …
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Boris Johnson: U.K. Offering Brexit 'Compromise' to EU
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
MANCHESTER, England — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. | In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said that not reaching a deal by the U.K.'s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date would be "a failure of statecraft for which we would all be responsible." | The proposals focus on maintaining an open border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland […
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Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.– What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…
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Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander
The Lake Merritt Institute | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
The Forum, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Campus map: laney.edu/about/campus-map/
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Climate Stories: A New Exhibition at the Global Museum, SF State University
S | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Global Museum, San Francisco State University | 1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 293, San Francisco, CA 94132…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens (San Francisco)
International Indian Treaty Council & another | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, between Mission St. & 3rd and Howard St. & 4th, San Francisco…
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Oakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher's plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A's and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A's stadium plan for Howard Terminal!
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One Year After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Business as Usual?
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-02
Who is more evil–the maniacal Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi's murder and the murder of tens of thousands of Yemenis, or the mendacious world leaders and businesspeople who continue to embrace what should be a pariah state?
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Trump and Money Are Shielding Saudi Arabia From Accountability for Khashoggi's Killing
Ben Freeman , William Hartung | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
Protesters rally outside the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Do Not Keep My Mouth Closed… You'll Suffocate Me': Khashoggi's Final Words in Arabic
Karen Attiah | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
If there was anything Jamal was passionate about—almost desperate for—it was to be heard, read and understood first and foremost by Saudis, and ultimately by readers across the Arab world. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Khashoggi Vigil Held in Istanbul to Mark One Year of His Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
A vigil for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been organized in Istanbul, Turkey, a year after he was killed in the Saudi Arabia consulate. | RELATED: | Saudi Crown Prince Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder | Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, was murdered on October 2 at its…
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One year after Khashoggi murder, US CEOs flock to Saudi Arabia
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
Crown Prince bin Salman say he takes "responsibility" for the assassination directed by his closest aides, but claims he did not order it.
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Dock workers call for action against billionaire's plan to uproot Black community
Rosa Pergams | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-02
Major League Baseball's Oakland A's plan to build a 34,000 seat stadium and 4,000 luxury housing units right on top of the Port of Oakland, which is the fifth largest port in the U.S. and an important source of living wage jobs in Northern California.
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Why Israel Is Struggling to Find a Way Out of Its Political Deadlock
Jonathan Cook | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
In political terms, there is nothing divided about Israel. In this month's general election, 90 per cent of Israeli Jews voted for parties that identify as being either on the militaristic, anti-Arab right or on the religious, anti-Arab far-right. (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farr√∫s/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"Impunity & Corruption": Haiti Protesters Demand President MoàØse's Resignation Amid Failing Economy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-02
In Haiti, massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of U.S.-backed President Jovenel MoàØse continue to escalate. The worsening economic crisis, a shortage of fuel and food, and corruption allegations against MoàØse have sent protesters to the streets on and off for over a year. Hundreds demonstrated in the capital Port-au-Prince Monday, and another protest is scheduled for today. Much of Port-au-Prince has been on lockdown for the past two weeks, and at least four people have been killed in recent days after Haitian police opened fire on protesters, using live ammunition and tear…
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Botham Jean Family's Lawyer Hails White Cop's Murder Conviction as "Precedent-Setting Case"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-02
A white off-duty police officer who shot and killed a 26-year-old black man in his own home in Dallas in 2018 was convicted of murder on Tuesday. The officer, Amber Guyger, entered Botham Jean's apartment, mistaking it for her own, and shot and killed him. Jean's apartment was located one floor below Guyger's in the building. She claimed during trial to have believed Jean was an intruder. Guyger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since the 1970s, according to The Dallas Morning News. For more on the case, we speak with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of Botham Jean. He says th…
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Civilian Deaths in U.S. Wars Are Skyrocketing Under Trump. It May Not Be Impeachable, but It's a Crime
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-10-02
There are so many reasons why Trump should be the object of our moral outrage, not least his role in the violent deaths of thousands of innocent people.
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Schiff Makes Clear All Trump Efforts to Obstruct House Inquiry Will Be Added to Articles of Impeachment
Charles P. Pierce | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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