Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

2019-10-03: News Headlines

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-10-03). A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future. mintpressnews.com As a new school year begins in Yemen, Ahmed AbdulKareem investigates the impact that American weapons have had on the war-torn country's schoolchildren.

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-03). Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Never underestimate the power of blowback. Right now, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the House of Saud, is staring at it, an ominous abyss opened by the Houthis in Yemen. | This past weekend, …

South Front (2019-10-03). Video: Houthis Deliver Devastating Blow to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca In late September, Yemen's Houthis carried out a large-scale operation against Saudi-led forces on the border with the southern Saudi province of Narjan. According to a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Houthi Government, the Houthis fully defeated at …

WSWS (2019-10-03). Impeachment crisis: Trump, Democrats exchange threats and warnings. wsws.org Two press conferences Wednesday gave sharp expression to the divisions within the US political establishment.

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump Calls on China to Investigate Bidens. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—Ensnarled in an impeachment investigation over his request for Ukraine to investigate a chief political rival, President Donald Trump on Thursday called on another nation to probe former Vice President Joe Biden: China. | "China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House. Trump said he hadn't directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate Biden and his son Hunter but said it's "certainly something we could start thinking about." | Trump and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have also tried to raise suspicions about Hunter Bid…

RT (2019-10-03). Trump says China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens' activities in the countries. rt.com President Donald Trump has called on the governments of both China and Ukraine to investigate the business and political activities of Hunter and Joe Biden, as his opponents start an impeachment inquiry over his call to Kiev. | Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand that Ukraine's government investigate the Bidens, a similar suggestion he made to newly-minted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a now-infamous phone call in July. | "If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump said. "They should investigate the…

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2019-10-03). Curse of the pharaohs hits Trump in the form of impeachment. peoplesworld.org Although he took over power after leading a military coup in 2013, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been consistently praised by U.S. President Donald Trump. Sisi's coup was not only against the legitimate elected President Mohamed Morsi, but also against the entire nascent democracy experience that came about through the Egyptian revolution of 2011. …

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump Allies Outspend Democrats by Millions Amid Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org | | The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump took center stage last week and helped both parties rake in millions of dollars. While the president's campaign and his political allies countered the inquiry with a rain of anti-impeachment ads, Democrats appear more reserved on the ad front. | House Democrats overwhelmingly supported the inquiry, which came amid growing criticism over Trump's July phone…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-10-03). No Good Reasons to Avoid Impeaching Trump. commondreams.org If any president is deserving of impeachment, it is Trump. (Photo: YouTube screen shot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-03). Democrats exclude Trump's fascist anti-immigrant policies from impeachment inquiry. wsws.org According to the New York Times, Trump called for electrifying the border fence and shooting immigrants as they entered the US.

Jacob Sugarman (2019-10-03). Trump Is Losing the Most Important Impeachment Battle. truthdig.com If the president sounds panicked, he has reason to be. New polling data indicate that a plurality of Americans now backs his impeachment.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-03). America's nurses call for the impeachment of the President. peoplesworld.org

Fred Goldstein (2019-10-03). Contradictions in the impeachment struggle. workers.org Posted on lowwagecapitalism.com, Sept. 29, 2019. The impeachment struggle against Trump poses many contradictions. On the one hand, hundreds of millions of people around the world would like to see Trump brought down in the hope that this will alleviate his administration's oppressive, racist and corrupt rule. On the other . . . | Continue reading Contradictions in the impeachment struggle at Workers.org

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-10-03). No Good Reasons to Avoid Impeaching Trump. truthdig.com The impeachment inquiry aimed at Donald Trump has elicited a near-palpable sigh of relief among many Americans deeply anxious about the damage he has done to the presidency and country. Each new poll suggests rising support among the electorate to terminate Trump's presidency. Given how Trump has devastated constitutional protections, human rights and ethical boundaries over the past two and a half years, causing untold damage to the nation, impeachment ought to be welcome news across the political spectrum. But many on bo…

Victor Grossman (2019-10-03). Playing the Impeach Trump Card. progressive.org Clearly, the ingredients of an anti-Trump stew are mixed. But the impeachment proceedings and presidential campaigns should be forced to skim off less important scandals.

Robert C. Koehler (2019-10-03). Impeaching the Symptom, Not the Disease. commondreams.org This is a force that has seldom made an appearance in presidential debates or campaigns. Certainly it's one of the forces behind gerrymandering and voter suppression. As far as I can tell, it's not a force within the reach of democracy. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ant√≥nio Guterres (2019-10-03). Youth Climate Strikers Have Accused World Leaders Like Me of Failure. They Are Right. commondreams.org School children shout slogans during a strike and protest by students highlighting inadequate progress to address climate change in Sydney on March 15, 2019. Around the world, during a week of rolling and coordinated strikes and marches, more than 7 millions people demanded bold action to address the planetary emergency. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-03). UN Secretary-General Calls on Biggest Polluters to Step Up Climate Efforts. truthout.org | | On the eve of the September UN climate action summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: "You are failing us". | They are right. | Global emissions are increasing. Temperatures are rising. The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are already dire — and set to get much worse. | The science is undeniable. But in many places, people don't need a chart…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-10-03). Global climate strikes—Earth crisis arouses millions. workers.org In Montreal, Quebec province, Canada, more than 500,000 people marched on Sept. 27 in an effort to halt the climate crisis, in the largest strike in the city's history, according to organizers. Indigenous youth headed massive Montreal Climate Strike, Sept. 27. This and other Global Climate Strike events ended a . . . | Continue reading Global climate strikes—Earth crisis arouses millions at Workers.org

F. William Engdahl (2019-10-03). Gene Edited Catastrophe in Brazil. Mosquitos. globalresearch.ca A British-American gene-editing company has released millions of genetically modified mosquitoes containing a dominant lethal gene, each week for 27 months in the Bahia, Brazil region in a test to see if the gene-edited mosquitoes would mate with local mosquitoes …

Frida Berrigan (2019-10-03). It Shouldn't Be Donald Trump's Future (Which Is No Future at All). commondreams.org After all, the future doesn't belong to him or to me. It belongs to my kids and your kids and all the generations to follow. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-10-03). Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands. theintercept.com Imagine a sensation akin to sticking your face in a furnace, except the furnace is everywhere and you are walking through it. The air is not just hot. It actually burns against your eyeballs. Every step you take is met with a hidden conspiracy of loose rocks, barbed plants, and poisonous animals. You can't touch anything. Your body's internal alarm system blinks red. If you stop moving for any significant amount of time, you die. Even if you keep moving, you might also die. In fact, the heat is already killing you. | This is not some future hellscape. It was the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the U.S.

The Canary (2019-10-03). Climate protesters arrested for spraying fake blood at Treasury over UK funding for fossil-fuel schemes. thecanary.co Four people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after climate crisis activists sprayed the Treasury in central London with fake blood.Extinction Rebellion demonstrators parked an old fire engine outside the building, and a pool of red liquid — said to be 396 gallons (1,800 litres) of water coloured with food dye — lay opposite the entrance.A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17am to Horse Guards Road. People on a privately-owned fire engine had sprayed a liquid at the Treasury building. … Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage."The campaigne…

John Feffer (2019-10-03). The new age of protest. nationofchange.org Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was …

RT (2019-10-03). 'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle. rt.com US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…

John Feffer (2019-10-03). The New Age of Protest. commondreams.org School strike for climate in Melbourne (Photo: Julian Meehan via Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Korten (2019-10-03). "No winners on a dead Earth": Why we need a climate leader in 2020. nationofchange.org We know that election year 2020 is important, but we have scarcely begun to grasp the epic depth of what we must set in motion by the end of next year if there is to be realistic hope for a human future. Led by a brave and bold young woman, Greta Thunberg, massive youth protests are …

RT (2019-10-03). 'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle. rt.com US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-10-03). Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria. globalresearch.ca The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …

Staff (2019-10-03). Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us. truthdig.com As the potential for such a conflict in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: We will all suffer.

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Iranian Women Achieve Major Victory With New Citizenship Law. telesurenglish.net Iran officially passed a new law on Wednesday that granted the women of the Persian Gulf nation the right to pass their citizenship to their children that are born with foreign fathers. | RELATED: | Achaemenid Tablets Returned to Iran from US | Considered a major victory for Iranian women, the long-awaited bill was signed into law Wednesday by the country's Guardian Council, making it official after months of debate. | The law, which was originally passed by an overwhelming majority in parliament on May 1…

Staff (2019-10-03). Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Would Be Our Doom. truthdig.com As the potential for such a conflict in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: We will all suffer.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-03). The US Calls for Peace and Apologies for Its Past. A Dream… globalresearch.ca "As President of the United States of America, I apologise for the suffering we have caused the world for decades, and particularly in the Middle East. I am sorry for causing so much pain to the Iranian population by inflicting …

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump. telesurenglish.net The United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that her "intersectionality" of identities of being an immigrant Muslim woman terrifies U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | #IStandWithIlhan Goes Viral After 'Send Her Back' Chants at Trump Rally | During the late-night show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Omar was asked why she thinks Trump focuses more on her than other Democrats. | "I think he is terrified by any women who are practic…

Howard Lisnoff (2019-10-03). Amid all of the War and Mayhem… Sam's Story. counterpunch.org Sam and Eileen had traveled in an old car across the US in 1996. They had stopped at places I had long wanted to visit like the campus of Kent State University in Ohio, the site of the May 4, 1970 massacre of students protesting the Vietnam War. They had met on a beach in More

patrick (2019-10-03). BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events. bdsmovement.net BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events: In the NewsPalestinian voices, including Mr. Barghouti, will still be heard at Conference | Right To BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestine Solidarity Campaign

RT (2019-10-03). Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral. rt.com Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…

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…

Staff (2019-10-03). California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. truthout.org | | A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail…

WSWS (2019-10-03). Mississippi city attorney argues immigrant killed by police had no rights under US Constitution. wsws.org Ismael Lopez was shot and killed by Southaven, Mississippi police in July 2017 as they invaded his home, confusing it with the address of another man wanted for domestic assault.

teleSUR (2019-10-03). State of Exception in Ecuador Amid Strong Protests. telesurenglish.net Police repression continues in Quito's historic center Thursday evening where thousands of protesters are marching, trying to conglomerate in front of the Presidential Palace, but are blocked by hostile police and tear gas from these militarized authorities. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Transport Strike Begins Nationwide Over Gas Price Hike | The peaceful protesters have been met all day with tanks, militarized police and tear gas throughout the day-long protest, but, at the same time,…

Pinar Temocin (2019-10-03). Citizen Advocacy: The Achievements of New Zealand's Peace Activism. asia-pacificresearch.com

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Venezuela Calls For Complementary Use Of Energy Sources. telesurenglish.net Venezuela defends the importance of complementing the different sources of energy to supply global demand and strengthen the economy of the countries that produce it, said Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo on Thursday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council | "Venezuela is in favor of promoting complementarity between different energy sources…

Global Research (2019-10-03). "The Globalization of War" and "Towards a World War III Scenario" globalresearch.ca The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity, by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…

Charles Davis (2019-10-03). 'It's Gotta Be Bernie': Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief. counterpunch.org Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It's important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that in fall 2020, the Democratic Party nominee will be facing off against a proto-fascist who More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-03). Dangerous Detention: Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison. counterpunch.org Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in More

Global Witness (2019-10-03). Money to Burn. globalresearch.ca The burning of the Brazilian Amazon this summer illustrated in the most graphic way possible humanity's war on the planet. | But such scenes play out every year in rainforests all around the world to make way for big agribusiness, away …

Don Fitz (2019-10-03). Green Party Debates Green New Deal. counterpunch.org Despite the furor over the Green New Deal (GND), many of its supporters have no idea of the wide variety of views on it, especially within the Green Party (GP), where it originated in the US. From June through August, 2019 Missouri Greens held public discussions contrasting at least three distinct GP views to those More

Ted Rall (2019-10-03). The New York Times Called a Famous Cartoonist an Anti-Semite. Repeatedly. They Didn't Ask Him for Comment. counterpunch.org Earlier this year the Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes drew one of the most controversial political cartoons in history. His cartoon about U.S.-Israeli relations sparked so much controversy that The New York Times, whose international edition published it in April, decided to fire its two staff cartoonists, neither of whom had anything to do with it. Then More

Joan Roelofs (2019-10-03). Military Keynesianism Marches On. counterpunch.org Our elected representatives do not have to be bribed with campaign contributions from weapons makers to support the Department of Defense budget. They may, shockingly, be representing our nation. Australian political scientist David T. Smith states: "The National Security State maintains democratic legitimacy because of the way it disperses public and private benefits while shielding ordinary Americans from the true costs of high-tech warfare." More

Michael Welton (2019-10-03). Studying the ABCs of Capitalism. counterpunch.org Capitalism Denotes Both an Economy and Society Not that long ago few mentioned Karl Marx or capitalism. Old Karl and the system he loathed were now safely locked in history's dustbins (marked "No longer relevant"). Scholars spoke of "developed" and "underdeveloped" societies or "pre-modern," "modern" or "post-modern" societies. They contrasted "pre-industrial" with "post-industrial" kinds of More

Staff (2019-10-03). U.S.-Europe Dispute Puts World Trade at Risk. truthdig.com BRUSSELS—The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world's biggest trade relationship. | After the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on $7.5 billion in EU goods, mainly traditional produce like cheese and wine, the Europeans made clear they would retaliate in kind. Some fear the tariffs could ultimately lead to U.S. taxes on European cars, a big economic blow that Trump has been threatening to deliver for months. | The exchange echoes how the U.S. and China ratchete…

Jim Naureckas (2019-10-03). Atlantic Calls on Hollywood to Produce More Government Propaganda. fair.org by Jim Naureckas This Atlantic ( 9/15/19) essay's main complaint about Chinese propaganda seems to be that Beijing is better at it than Washington. | The Atlantic ( 9/15/19) published a curious plea for more propaganda in Hollywood movies. The essay, by Boston College's Martha Bayles, is ostensibly a warning about the growing power of China over the US film industry: Simultaneousl…

Staff (2019-10-03). Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower. truthdig.com Far too many are vilified, persecuted and prosecuted for their courageous acts. Just ask one of the most famous ones alive.

Tony Pecinovsky (2019-10-03). "Intersectional before it was cool": The women's movement under state socialism. peoplesworld.org After reviewing Kristen Ghodsee's excellent book, Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War, People's World correspondent Tony Pecinovsky asked Ghodsee to elaborate on a few of the themes covered in the book. That discussion is below. PW: Is the near absence of a recent history of Second World …

RT (2019-10-03). Snowden rips MSM & US politicians for hypocrisy in 'supporting whistleblowers'. rt.com Surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden took a shot at US politicians, and the media outlets covering them, for failing to consistently support those who come forward with claims of official corruption or wrongdoing. | The famed ex-National Security Agency analyst sent out the criticism in a tweet on Wednesday, arguing that a deluge of recent statements from lawmakers on the virtues of whistleblowing rang hollow in the face of their poor records on the issue. He singled out the ongoing legal case of analyst-turned-leaker Daniel Hale. | "Unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media s…

RT (2019-10-03). 1 killed, multiple injured after gunman open fire & barricades inside senior apartment building in Vancouver, WA (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com A gunman has opened fire inside an elderly apartment complex in Vancouver, Washington — killing one person and injuring two — and barricaded himself in an apartment, triggering a massive police response and an hours-long standoff. | SWAT teams and dozens of heavily-armed officers, including an ATF agent, surrounded the Smith Tower retirement community equipped with shields, rifles, armored vehicles and even a drone after one of the residents opened fire in the lobby and withdrew into his own apartment. | pic.twitter.com/tOB4HVYuIY— AmandaCowanPhoto (@AmandaCowan10) WSWS (2019-10-03). Iraqi protesters gunned down as demonstrations and strikes spread across Middle East. wsws.org The death toll in Iraq rose to at least nine as security forces fired into mass protests against unemployment and deteriorating conditions.

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-10-03). What Happened in Sudan? globalresearch.ca On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan's president — Omar al-Bashir — from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary …

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-03). Politicians: A Necessary Demystification. counterpunch.org Politicians are people with jobs and with bosses. On its face that seems like a relatively uncontroversial statement, but I'm always surprised at how much time people spend looking for high principle in the decisions politicians make instead of considering the mundane dynamics of political employment. In a recent column, I pointed out that Speaker More

Sam Pizzigati (2019-10-03). Exploring Limits on Wealth. counterpunch.org Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all. Two decades into the 21st century, a half-century into an America growing ever more unequal, the notion that some people can become too rich is finally seeping into our mainstream political discourse. More

George Wuerthner (2019-10-03). Salvage Logging as Timber Industry Welfare. counterpunch.org The Lolo National Forest is proposing to "salvage" log a portion of the 28,000-acre Liberty Burn near Seeley Lake, Montana. The Forest Service (FS) approved the logging using a categorical exclusion (CE) process. CEs were initially designed to permit the FS to do minor actions like replace an outhouse in a campground or replace signs More

Simon Schatzberg (2019-10-03). Rhetoric Meets Reality in Mexico: AMLO's State of the Union. counterpunch.org Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state of the union address on September 1 from a position of strength. A little over a year since he swept the presidential election with 53% of the vote, he boasts strong majorities in both houses of congress and his approval rating stands between 60 and More

Kurt Nimmo (2019-10-03). Neocon: Trump "Misunderstood" on War to Destroy Syria. globalresearch.ca "The United States' special representative for Syria has defended the controversial decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from the Middle Eastern country and declare that the war against the so-called Islamic State had been won," Trump's envoy to …

WSWS (2019-10-03). Left Party Minister President Bodo Ramelow lauds the right-wing CDU. wsws.org With its right-wing and pro-capitalist policies, the Left Party, whose predecessors reintroduced capitalism into East Germany 30 years ago, bears major responsibility for the rise of the far-right.

Jane Slaughter (2019-10-03). In week three, GM strikers hold firm for making temps permanent. nationofchange.org General Motors workers have been on the picket lines for 17 days now, and just picked up their first weekly strike pay of $250. Strikers wonder who will hold out the longest—a workforce seeking justice or an immensely profitable corporation demanding more concessions? GM's huge profits—$35 billion in the last three years—are both a spur to …

Staff (2019-10-03). In Week Three of the GM Strike, Strikers Hold Firm for Making Temps Permanent. truthout.org | | General Motors workers have been on the picket lines for 18 days now, and just picked up their first weekly strike pay of $250. Strikers wonder who will hold out the longest — a workforce seeking justice or an immensely profitable corporation demanding more concessions? | GM's huge profits — $35 billion in the last three years — are both a spur to the s…

WSWS (2019-10-03). Jeff Bezos' Whole Foods slashes medical benefits for nearly 2,000 part-time workers. wsws.org Bezos, net worth $115 billion, makes enough money in 2 to 6 hours to more than cover the cost of an entire year of benefits for all of the workers facing cuts.

Ruth Milka (2019-10-03). Cruise ship companies exploit environmental loopholes leading to massive ocean and air pollution. nationofchange.org Global shipping companies are spending billions of dollars to invest in equipment that allows them to utilize environmental loopholes, dumping pollution into the sea rather than into the air, reports The Independent. | New environmental legislation meant to tackle air pollution from cruise ships is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Rather than comply legitimately with these new international standards, the shipping industry has instead spen…

Staff (2019-10-03). Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us All: Study. truthdig.com As the potential for nuclear war in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: we will all suffer.

Staff (2019-10-03). Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower. truthdig.com Far too many of whistleblowers are vilified, persecuted and prosecuted for their courageous acts, just ask one of the most famous ones alive.

Eric Zuesse (2019-10-03). Misrepresentations of American and Soviet Roles in World War II and the Cold War. globalresearch.ca Introduction | The Soviet Union contributed more than did any other nation to the defeats of Germany and Japan in World War II, but America and Britain together defeated Italy. Many prominent Western 'historians' white-out the Soviet roles in defeating …

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-03). Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level. splcenter.org A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.

The Canary (2019-10-03). UK's progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions slows, Ofgem says. thecanary.co The UK's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions slowed last year, Ofgem has said. | Greenhouse gases fell by 2.5% last year, down from 3% the previous year and the smallest reduction since 2012, according to the regulator's annual state of the market report. | It warned that "significant" investment and policy intervention, particularly in renewables, would be needed to meet the UK's legal goals of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. | Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 42% since 1990, more than any other large advanced economy, due largely to the decarbonisation of electricity generation, Ofgem said…

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Employee Kills Four Officers Inside Police HQ In Paris. telesurenglish.net A 45-year-old IT assistant killed three police officers and an administrative worker inside the force's HQ in Central Paris before being shot dead by an officer, French officials said. | RELATED: | France Admits Chemical Plant Fire Leaves 'Polluted Site | The man, who had been working there since 2003, stabbed three men and a woman, according to Paris police auth…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-10-03). African American Education Crisis Highlighted in Atlanta Testing Case. globalresearch.ca "None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators" by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton, Beacon Press, Boston, 2019 | This study chronicles the plight of 35 educators, all …

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-03). Why Israel Is Struggling to Find a Way Out of Its Political Deadlock. globalresearch.ca It would be a grave mistake to assume that the continuing political deadlock in Israel — with neither incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival Benny Gantz seemingly able to cobble together a coalition government — is evidence …

James Bovard (2019-10-03). Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Crusades. globalresearch.ca Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support For Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements by Ted Galen Carpenter, 2019, Cato Institute, 300 pages | For the past 20 years, U.S. foreign policy has been marked by constant lies and unjustified killings, from the 1999 bombing of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-03). India's Wrong, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Isn't 'Illegal'. globalresearch.ca Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said over the weekend that "We expect that other countries will respect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and desist from efforts to change the status quo through the illegal so-called China-Pakistan Economic …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-03). China's Hypersonic Missile Dominance. globalresearch.ca The People's Republic showed off its state-of-the-art DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle during this week's military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, which was meant to send a message not just to the superpower's American adversary, but …

Brasil de Fato (2019-10-03). Lula: I Will Not Trade My Dignity for My Freedom. globalresearch.ca Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wrote in a letter that he will only leave his current situation of incarceration if his full innocence is recognized. This declaration came after the Operation Car Wash prosecutors filed a petition …

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Brazil: 12 Prosecutors Arrested for Bribing Car Wash Suspects. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday arrested twelve Federal Tax Administration prosecutors who were suspected of charging bribes to people investigated for the "Car Wash" incident, the largest anti-corruption operation in the history of this South American country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Senate Approves Controversial Pension Reform | These IRS prosecutors belonged to a criminal network which utilized sensative information to blackmail people and demand money in exchange for the reduction o…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-03). As Impeachment Looms, Trump Heads to Florida to Smear Medicare for All and Boost For-Profit Healthcare Industry. commondreams.org "Trump will give a big, bloviating speech claiming to be a champion of seniors. But his record—including yearly budget proposals that cut Social Security and Medicare—tells a very different story." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Iran Foils Foreign-Backed Assassination Plot Against General. telesurenglish.net Iran's intelligence services say they have foiled a terrorist plot aimed at assassinating Major General Qassem Soleimani, a figure known for coordinating efforts against the IS group. They say the plot was hatched by Israel and other Arab states. | RELATED: | Wherever US Goes, Terrorism Expands: Rouhani | Intelligence Chief Hossein Taeb says that terrorists were planning to buy a place next to a…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

True Publica (2019-10-03). Financial Services Industry Slowly Abandons Britain Ahead of Brexit. globalresearch.ca The EU is London's biggest customer when it comes to financial services with exports worth £26 billion in profits. As the EU and Britain failed to agree a deal, the industry's hopes of largely unfettered access to the bloc, banks …

The Canary (2019-10-03). 'Obvious challenges' with UK exit plan, warns Irish minister. thecanary.co The Irish minister for european affairs has said there are "concerns" and "obvious challenges" with the UK's submitted plans to leave the EU. | Helen McEntee, speaking on 3 October, said she welcomed the plans after months of "ideas and non-papers", but repeatedly voiced concerns about the contents of the proposals submitted by Boris Johnson to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker on 2 October. | Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee said repeatedly this morning there are "concerns and obvious challenges" with UK's submitted brexit proposals. Irish government stance has not changed and contrary…

Johanna Ross (2019-10-03). Boris Johnson Gives 'Final Deal' to Brussels. globalresearch.ca The final blueprint for the UK government's EU withdrawal proposal was delivered to Brussels on Wednesday. David Frost, the government's Brexit envoy, handed over the document, headed 'A fair and reasonable compromise' and addressed to EU President Jean-Claude Juncker…

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards. democracynow.org California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state's air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest regulatory rollback of laws aimed at slowing the climate crisis. Auto emissions are California's single largest source of greenhouse gases. From Los Angeles, we're joined by Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the California Air Resources Board. She has led the board in crafting California's intern…

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

United Nations (2019-10-03). UN's Guterres: Broad climate 'movement' has begun, but there's a long way to go. un.org When it comes to the climate emergency, "we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun," UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken.

Sarah Abed (2019-10-03). Iran Ready to End Nuclear Standoff with United States Once Sanctions Are Lifted. globalresearch.ca Last week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, presented the perfect opportunity for dialogue and diplomacy between the United States and Iran, in what would have been a historical meeting, the first of its kind between American and …

United Nations (2019-10-03). New electoral law for Somalia, 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum. un.org The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-03). One Year After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder: Business as Usual? dissidentvoice.org Heinous. Savage. Ghastly. It's hard to find the words to describe the act of luring journalist Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and business people around the world are eager to forgive and forget — or already have. So …

Global Research News (2019-10-03). Selected Articles: MBS Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Joan Walsh (2019-10-03). The Impeachment Crisis Just Got Worse for the GOP. thenation.com Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to bring Pompeo and Pence down with him.

António Guterres (2019-10-03). An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold. thenation.com An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold…

Ben Norton (2019-10-03). Elite UK military unit secretly trained by leftist regime-change advocate Gilbert Achcar and other academics. thegrayzone.com Government documents show scholar Gilbert Achcar and other pro-regime change academics have given training sessions to UK Ministry of Defense…

Austin Sarat (2019-10-03). Could President Trump be impeached and convicted — but also reelected? nationofchange.org The launching of an "official impeachment inquiry" into President Donald Trump's conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters. While there have been demands for the impeachment of many presidents, just three previous ones — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton — have faced formal impeachment inquiries, and the Senate convicted none of them. None of those three sought reelection. After Johnson's …

The Lake Merritt Institute (2019-10-03). 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/

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Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Never underestimate the power of blowback. Right now, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the House of Saud, is staring at it, an ominous abyss opened by the Houthis in Yemen. | This past weekend, …
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Video: Houthis Deliver Devastating Blow to Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
In late September, Yemen's Houthis carried out a large-scale operation against Saudi-led forces on the border with the southern Saudi province of Narjan. According to a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Houthi Government, the Houthis fully defeated at …
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A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-03
As a new school year begins in Yemen, Ahmed AbdulKareem investigates the impact that American weapons have had on the war-torn country's schoolchildren.
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Impeachment crisis: Trump, Democrats exchange threats and warnings
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
Two press conferences Wednesday gave sharp expression to the divisions within the US political establishment.
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Playing the Impeach Trump Card
Victor Grossman | progressive.org | 2019-10-03
Clearly, the ingredients of an anti-Trump stew are mixed. But the impeachment proceedings and presidential campaigns should be forced to skim off less important scandals.
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No Good Reasons to Avoid Impeaching Trump
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
If any president is deserving of impeachment, it is Trump. (Photo: YouTube screen shot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Is Losing the Most Important Impeachment Battle
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
If the president sounds panicked, he has reason to be. New polling data indicate that a plurality of Americans now backs his impeachment.
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Trump Calls on China to Investigate Bidens
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
WASHINGTON–Ensnarled in an impeachment investigation over his request for Ukraine to investigate a chief political rival, President Donald Trump on Thursday called on another nation to probe former Vice President Joe Biden: China. | "China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House. Trump said he hadn't directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate Biden and his son Hunter but said it's "certainly something we could start thinking about." | Trump and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have also tried to raise suspicions about Hunter Bid…
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No Good Reasons to Avoid Impeaching Trump
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
The impeachment inquiry aimed at Donald Trump has elicited a near-palpable sigh of relief among many Americans deeply anxious about the damage he has done to the presidency and country. Each new poll suggests rising support among the electorate to terminate Trump's presidency. Given how Trump has devastated constitutional protections, human rights and ethical boundaries over the past two and a half years, causing untold damage to the nation, impeachment ought to be welcome news across the political spectrum. But many on bo…
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Contradictions in the impeachment struggle
Fred Goldstein | workers.org | 2019-10-03
Posted on lowwagecapitalism.com, Sept. 29, 2019. The impeachment struggle against Trump poses many contradictions. On the one hand, hundreds of millions of people around the world would like to see Trump brought down in the hope that this will alleviate his administration's oppressive, racist and corrupt rule. On the other . . . | Continue reading Contradictions in the impeachment struggle at Workers.org
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Trump Allies Outspend Democrats by Millions Amid Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump took center stage last week and helped both parties rake in millions of dollars. While the president's campaign and his political allies countered the inquiry with a rain of anti-impeachment ads, Democrats appear more reserved on the ad front. | House Democrats overwhelmingly supported the inquiry, which came amid growing criticism over Trump's July phone…
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America's nurses call for the impeachment of the President
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
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Curse of the pharaohs hits Trump in the form of impeachment
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
Although he took over power after leading a military coup in 2013, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been consistently praised by U.S. President Donald Trump. Sisi's coup was not only against the legitimate elected President Mohamed Morsi, but also against the entire nascent democracy experience that came about through the Egyptian revolution of 2011. …
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Trump says China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens' activities in the countries
rt.com | 2019-10-03
President Donald Trump has called on the governments of both China and Ukraine to investigate the business and political activities of Hunter and Joe Biden, as his opponents start an impeachment inquiry over his call to Kiev. | Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand that Ukraine's government investigate the Bidens, a similar suggestion he made to newly-minted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a now-infamous phone call in July. | "If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump said. "They should investigate the…
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Democrats exclude Trump's fascist anti-immigrant policies from impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
According to the New York Times, Trump called for electrifying the border fence and shooting immigrants as they entered the US.
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Impeaching the Symptom, Not the Disease
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
This is a force that has seldom made an appearance in presidential debates or campaigns. Certainly it's one of the forces behind gerrymandering and voter suppression. As far as I can tell, it's not a force within the reach of democracy. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Youth Climate Strikers Have Accused World Leaders Like Me of Failure. They Are Right
António Guterres | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
School children shout slogans during a strike and protest by students highlighting inadequate progress to address climate change in Sydney on March 15, 2019. Around the world, during a week of rolling and coordinated strikes and marches, more than 7 millions people demanded bold action to address the planetary emergency. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UN Secretary-General Calls on Biggest Polluters to Step Up Climate Efforts
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| On the eve of the September UN climate action summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: "You are failing us". | They are right. | Global emissions are increasing. Temperatures are rising. The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are already dire — and set to get much worse. | The science is undeniable. But in many places, people don't need a chart…
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Global climate strikes–Earth crisis arouses millions
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-10-03
In Montreal, Quebec province, Canada, more than 500,000 people marched on Sept. 27 in an effort to halt the climate crisis, in the largest strike in the city's history, according to organizers. Indigenous youth headed massive Montreal Climate Strike, Sept. 27. This and other Global Climate Strike events ended a . . . | Continue reading Global climate strikes–Earth crisis arouses millions at Workers.org
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Gene Edited Catastrophe in Brazil. Mosquitos
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
A British-American gene-editing company has released millions of genetically modified mosquitoes containing a dominant lethal gene, each week for 27 months in the Bahia, Brazil region in a test to see if the gene-edited mosquitoes would mate with local mosquitoes …
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It Shouldn't Be Donald Trump's Future (Which Is No Future at All)
Frida Berrigan | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
After all, the future doesn't belong to him or to me. It belongs to my kids and your kids and all the generations to follow. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The New Age of Protest
John Feffer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
School strike for climate in Melbourne (Photo: Julian Meehan via Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle
rt.com | 2019-10-03
US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…
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"No winners on a dead Earth": Why we need a climate leader in 2020
David Korten | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
We know that election year 2020 is important, but we have scarcely begun to grasp the epic depth of what we must set in motion by the end of next year if there is to be realistic hope for a human future. Led by a brave and bold young woman, Greta Thunberg, massive youth protests are …
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Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-10-03
Imagine a sensation akin to sticking your face in a furnace, except the furnace is everywhere and you are walking through it. The air is not just hot. It actually burns against your eyeballs. Every step you take is met with a hidden conspiracy of loose rocks, barbed plants, and poisonous animals. You can't touch anything. Your body's internal alarm system blinks red. If you stop moving for any significant amount of time, you die. Even if you keep moving, you might also die. In fact, the heat is already killing you. | This is not some future hellscape. It was the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the U.S.
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Climate protesters arrested for spraying fake blood at Treasury over UK funding for fossil-fuel schemes
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after climate crisis activists sprayed the Treasury in central London with fake blood.Extinction Rebellion demonstrators parked an old fire engine outside the building, and a pool of red liquid — said to be 396 gallons (1,800 litres) of water coloured with food dye — lay opposite the entrance.A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17am to Horse Guards Road. People on a privately-owned fire engine had sprayed a liquid at the Treasury building. … Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage."The campaigne…
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The new age of protest
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was …
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'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle
rt.com | 2019-10-03
US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…
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Iranian Women Achieve Major Victory With New Citizenship Law
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Iran officially passed a new law on Wednesday that granted the women of the Persian Gulf nation the right to pass their citizenship to their children that are born with foreign fathers. | RELATED: | Achaemenid Tablets Returned to Iran from US | Considered a major victory for Iranian women, the long-awaited bill was signed into law Wednesday by the country's Guardian Council, making it official after months of debate. | The law, which was originally passed by an overwhelming majority in parliament on May 1…
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Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …
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The US Calls for Peace and Apologies for Its Past. A Dream
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"As President of the United States of America, I apologise for the suffering we have caused the world for decades, and particularly in the Middle East. I am sorry for causing so much pain to the Iranian population by inflicting …
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Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
The United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that her "intersectionality" of identities of being an immigrant Muslim woman terrifies U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | #IStandWithIlhan Goes Viral After 'Send Her Back' Chants at Trump Rally | During the late-night show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Omar was asked why she thinks Trump focuses more on her than other Democrats. | "I think he is terrified by any women who are practic…
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Amid all of the War and Mayhem… Sam's Story
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Sam and Eileen had traveled in an old car across the US in 1996. They had stopped at places I had long wanted to visit like the campus of Kent State University in Ohio, the site of the May 4, 1970 massacre of students protesting the Vietnam War. They had met on a beach in…
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BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-03
BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events: In the NewsPalestinian voices, including Mr. Barghouti, will still be heard at Conference | Right To BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestine Solidarity Campaign …
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Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…
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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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California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail…
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Mississippi city attorney argues immigrant killed by police had no rights under US Constitution
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
Ismael Lopez was shot and killed by Southaven, Mississippi police in July 2017 as they invaded his home, confusing it with the address of another man wanted for domestic assault.
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State of Exception in Ecuador Amid Strong Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Police repression continues in Quito's historic center Thursday evening where thousands of protesters are marching, trying to conglomerate in front of the Presidential Palace, but are blocked by hostile police and tear gas from these militarized authorities. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Transport Strike Begins Nationwide Over Gas Price Hike | The peaceful protesters have been met all day with tanks, militarized police and tear gas throughout the day-long protest, but, at the same time,…
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Citizen Advocacy: The Achievements of New Zealand's Peace Activism
Pinar Temocin | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-10-03
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Venezuela Calls For Complementary Use Of Energy Sources
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Venezuela defends the importance of complementing the different sources of energy to supply global demand and strengthen the economy of the countries that produce it, said Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo on Thursday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council | "Venezuela is in favor of promoting complementarity between different energy sources…
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"The Globalization of War" and "Towards a World War III Scenario"
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity, by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…
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'It's Gotta Be Bernie': Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It's important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that in fall 2020, the Democratic Party nominee will be facing off against a proto-fascist who…
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Dangerous Detention: Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in…
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Money to Burn
Global Witness | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The burning of the Brazilian Amazon this summer illustrated in the most graphic way possible humanity's war on the planet. | But such scenes play out every year in rainforests all around the world to make way for big agribusiness, away …
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Iraqi protesters gunned down as demonstrations and strikes spread across Middle East
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The death toll in Iraq rose to at least nine as security forces fired into mass protests against unemployment and deteriorating conditions.
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What Happened in Sudan?
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan's president — Omar al-Bashir — from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary …
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The New York Times Called a Famous Cartoonist an Anti-Semite. Repeatedly. They Didn't Ask Him for Comment
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Earlier this year the Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes drew one of the most controversial political cartoons in history. His cartoon about U.S.-Israeli relations sparked so much controversy that The New York Times, whose international edition published it in April, decided to fire its two staff cartoonists, neither of whom had anything to do with it. Then…
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Green Party Debates Green New Deal
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Despite the furor over the Green New Deal (GND), many of its supporters have no idea of the wide variety of views on it, especially within the Green Party (GP), where it originated in the US. From June through August, 2019 Missouri Greens held public discussions contrasting at least three distinct GP views to those…
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Exploring Limits on Wealth
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all. Two decades into the 21st century, a half-century into an America growing ever more unequal, the notion that some people can become too rich is finally seeping into our mainstream political discourse.
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Politicians: A Necessary Demystification
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Politicians are people with jobs and with bosses. On its face that seems like a relatively uncontroversial statement, but I'm always surprised at how much time people spend looking for high principle in the decisions politicians make instead of considering the mundane dynamics of political employment. In a recent column, I pointed out that Speaker…
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Rhetoric Meets Reality in Mexico: AMLO's State of the Union
Simon Schatzberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state of the union address on September 1 from a position of strength. A little over a year since he swept the presidential election with 53% of the vote, he boasts strong majorities in both houses of congress and his approval rating stands between 60 and…
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Salvage Logging as Timber Industry Welfare
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
The Lolo National Forest is proposing to "salvage" log a portion of the 28,000-acre Liberty Burn near Seeley Lake, Montana. The Forest Service (FS) approved the logging using a categorical exclusion (CE) process. CEs were initially designed to permit the FS to do minor actions like replace an outhouse in a campground or replace signs…
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Studying the ABCs of Capitalism
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Capitalism Denotes Both an Economy and Society Not that long ago few mentioned Karl Marx or capitalism. Old Karl and the system he loathed were now safely locked in history's dustbins (marked "No longer relevant"). Scholars spoke of "developed" and "underdeveloped" societies or "pre-modern," "modern" or "post-modern" societies. They contrasted "pre-industrial" with "post-industrial" kinds of…
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Military Keynesianism Marches On
Joan Roelofs | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Our elected representatives do not have to be bribed with campaign contributions from weapons makers to support the Department of Defense budget. They may, shockingly, be representing our nation. Australian political scientist David T. Smith states: "The National Security State maintains democratic legitimacy because of the way it disperses public and private benefits while shielding ordinary Americans from the true costs of high-tech warfare."
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Neocon: Trump "Misunderstood" on War to Destroy Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"The United States' special representative for Syria has defended the controversial decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from the Middle Eastern country and declare that the war against the so-called Islamic State had been won," Trump's envoy to …
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Left Party Minister President Bodo Ramelow lauds the right-wing CDU
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
With its right-wing and pro-capitalist policies, the Left Party, whose predecessors reintroduced capitalism into East Germany 30 years ago, bears major responsibility for the rise of the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/thur…

In week three, GM strikers hold firm for making temps permanent
Jane Slaughter | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
General Motors workers have been on the picket lines for 17 days now, and just picked up their first weekly strike pay of $250. Strikers wonder who will hold out the longest–a workforce seeking justice or an immensely profitable corporation demanding more concessions? GM's huge profits–$35 billion in the last three years–are both a spur to …
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Cruise ship companies exploit environmental loopholes leading to massive ocean and air pollution
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
Global shipping companies are spending billions of dollars to invest in equipment that allows them to utilize environmental loopholes, dumping pollution into the sea rather than into the air, reports The Independent. | New environmental legislation meant to tackle air pollution from cruise ships is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Rather than comply legitimately with these new international standards, the shipping industry has instead spen…
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Jeff Bezos' Whole Foods slashes medical benefits for nearly 2,000 part-time workers
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
Bezos, net worth $115 billion, makes enough money in 2 to 6 hours to more than cover the cost of an entire year of benefits for all of the workers facing cuts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/amaz…

U.S.-Europe Dispute Puts World Trade at Risk
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
BRUSSELS–The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world's biggest trade relationship. | After the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on $7.5 billion in EU goods, mainly traditional produce like cheese and wine, the Europeans made clear they would retaliate in kind. Some fear the tariffs could ultimately lead to U.S. taxes on European cars, a big economic blow that Trump has been threatening to deliver for months. | The exchange echoes how the U.S. and China ratchete…
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In Week Three of the GM Strike, Strikers Hold Firm for Making Temps Permanent
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| General Motors workers have been on the picket lines for 18 days now, and just picked up their first weekly strike pay of $250. Strikers wonder who will hold out the longest — a workforce seeking justice or an immensely profitable corporation demanding more concessions? | GM's huge profits — $35 billion in the last three years — are both a spur to the s…
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Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
As the potential for such a conflict in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: We will all suffer.
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Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us All: Study
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
As the potential for nuclear war in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: we will all suffer.
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Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Would Be Our Doom
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
As the potential for such a conflict in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: We will all suffer.
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Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
Far too many are vilified, persecuted and prosecuted for their courageous acts. Just ask one of the most famous ones alive.
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"Intersectional before it was cool": The women's movement under state socialism
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
After reviewing Kristen Ghodsee's excellent book, Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War, People's World correspondent Tony Pecinovsky asked Ghodsee to elaborate on a few of the themes covered in the book. That discussion is below. PW: Is the near absence of a recent history of Second World …
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Atlantic Calls on Hollywood to Produce More Government Propaganda
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-10-03
by Jim Naureckas This Atlantic ( 9/15/19) essay's main complaint about Chinese propaganda seems to be that Beijing is better at it than Washington. | The Atlantic ( 9/15/19) published a curious plea for more propaganda in Hollywood movies. The essay, by Boston College's Martha Bayles, is ostensibly a warning about the growing power of China over the US film industry: Simultaneousl…
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Snowden rips MSM & US politicians for hypocrisy in 'supporting whistleblowers'
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden took a shot at US politicians, and the media outlets covering them, for failing to consistently support those who come forward with claims of official corruption or wrongdoing. | The famed ex-National Security Agency analyst sent out the criticism in a tweet on Wednesday, arguing that a deluge of recent statements from lawmakers on the virtues of whistleblowing rang hollow in the face of their poor records on the issue. He singled out the ongoing legal case of analyst-turned-leaker Daniel Hale. | "Unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media s…
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UK's progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions slows, Ofgem says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
The UK's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions slowed last year, Ofgem has said. | Greenhouse gases fell by 2.5% last year, down from 3% the previous year and the smallest reduction since 2012, according to the regulator's annual state of the market report. | It warned that "significant" investment and policy intervention, particularly in renewables, would be needed to meet the UK's legal goals of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. | Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 42% since 1990, more than any other large advanced economy, due largely to the decarbonisation of electricity generation, Ofgem said…
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Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-03
A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/03/milit…

Misrepresentations of American and Soviet Roles in World War II and the Cold War
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Introduction | The Soviet Union contributed more than did any other nation to the defeats of Germany and Japan in World War II, but America and Britain together defeated Italy. Many prominent Western 'historians' white-out the Soviet roles in defeating …
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Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
Far too many of whistleblowers are vilified, persecuted and prosecuted for their courageous acts, just ask one of the most famous ones alive.
truthdig.com/articles/edward-snowden-kno…

Employee Kills Four Officers Inside Police HQ In Paris
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
A 45-year-old IT assistant killed three police officers and an administrative worker inside the force's HQ in Central Paris before being shot dead by an officer, French officials said. | RELATED: | France Admits Chemical Plant Fire Leaves 'Polluted Site | The man, who had been working there since 2003, stabbed three men and a woman, according to Paris police auth…
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India's Wrong, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Isn't 'Illegal'
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said over the weekend that "We expect that other countries will respect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and desist from efforts to change the status quo through the illegal so-called China-Pakistan Economic …
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Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Crusades
James Bovard | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support For Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements by Ted Galen Carpenter, 2019, Cato Institute, 300 pages | For the past 20 years, U.S. foreign policy has been marked by constant lies and unjustified killings, from the 1999 bombing of …
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Lula: I Will Not Trade My Dignity for My Freedom
Brasil de Fato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wrote in a letter that he will only leave his current situation of incarceration if his full innocence is recognized. This declaration came after the Operation Car Wash prosecutors filed a petition …
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Why Israel Is Struggling to Find a Way Out of Its Political Deadlock
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
It would be a grave mistake to assume that the continuing political deadlock in Israel — with neither incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival Benny Gantz seemingly able to cobble together a coalition government — is evidence …
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African American Education Crisis Highlighted in Atlanta Testing Case
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators" by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton, Beacon Press, Boston, 2019 | This study chronicles the plight of 35 educators, all …
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China's Hypersonic Missile Dominance
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The People's Republic showed off its state-of-the-art DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle during this week's military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, which was meant to send a message not just to the superpower's American adversary, but …
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Brazil: 12 Prosecutors Arrested for Bribing Car Wash Suspects
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday arrested twelve Federal Tax Administration prosecutors who were suspected of charging bribes to people investigated for the "Car Wash" incident, the largest anti-corruption operation in the history of this South American country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Senate Approves Controversial Pension Reform | These IRS prosecutors belonged to a criminal network which utilized sensative information to blackmail people and demand money in exchange for the reduction o…
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As Impeachment Looms, Trump Heads to Florida to Smear Medicare for All and Boost For-Profit Healthcare Industry
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
"Trump will give a big, bloviating speech claiming to be a champion of seniors. But his record—including yearly budget proposals that cut Social Security and Medicare—tells a very different story." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iran Foils Foreign-Backed Assassination Plot Against General
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Iran's intelligence services say they have foiled a terrorist plot aimed at assassinating Major General Qassem Soleimani, a figure known for coordinating efforts against the IS group. They say the plot was hatched by Israel and other Arab states. | RELATED: | Wherever US Goes, Terrorism Expands: Rouhani | Intelligence Chief Hossein Taeb says that terrorists were planning to buy a place next to a…
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Financial Services Industry Slowly Abandons Britain Ahead of Brexit
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The EU is London's biggest customer when it comes to financial services with exports worth £26 billion in profits. As the EU and Britain failed to agree a deal, the industry's hopes of largely unfettered access to the bloc, banks …
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'Obvious challenges' with UK exit plan, warns Irish minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
The Irish minister for european affairs has said there are "concerns" and "obvious challenges" with the UK's submitted plans to leave the EU. | Helen McEntee, speaking on 3 October, said she welcomed the plans after months of "ideas and non-papers", but repeatedly voiced concerns about the contents of the proposals submitted by Boris Johnson to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker on 2 October. | Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee said repeatedly this morning there are "concerns and obvious challenges" with UK's submitted brexit proposals. Irish government stance has not changed and contrary…
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Boris Johnson Gives 'Final Deal' to Brussels
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The final blueprint for the UK government's EU withdrawal proposal was delivered to Brussels on Wednesday. David Frost, the government's Brexit envoy, handed over the document, headed 'A fair and reasonable compromise' and addressed to EU President Jean-Claude Juncker…
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Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state's air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest regulatory rollback of laws aimed at slowing the climate crisis. Auto emissions are California's single largest source of greenhouse gases. From Los Angeles, we're joined by Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the California Air Resources Board. She has led the board in crafting California's intern…
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As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
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UN's Guterres: Broad climate 'movement' has begun, but there's a long way to go
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
When it comes to the climate emergency, "we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun," UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken.
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Iran Ready to End Nuclear Standoff with United States Once Sanctions Are Lifted
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Last week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, presented the perfect opportunity for dialogue and diplomacy between the United States and Iran, in what would have been a historical meeting, the first of its kind between American and …
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New electoral law for Somalia, 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.
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One Year After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder: Business as Usual?
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-03
Heinous. Savage. Ghastly. It's hard to find the words to describe the act of luring journalist Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and business people around the world are eager to forgive and forget — or already have. So …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/one-year-afte…

Selected Articles: MBS Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
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The Impeachment Crisis Just Got Worse for the GOP
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-03
Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to bring Pompeo and Pence down with him.
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An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold
António Guterres | thenation.com | 2019-10-03
An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold…
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Elite UK military unit secretly trained by leftist regime-change advocate Gilbert Achcar and other academics
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-03
Government documents show scholar Gilbert Achcar and other pro-regime change academics have given training sessions to UK Ministry of Defense…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/03/leftist-regim…

Could President Trump be impeached and convicted — but also reelected?
Austin Sarat | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
The launching of an "official impeachment inquiry" into President Donald Trump's conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters. While there have been demands for the impeachment of many presidents, just three previous ones — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton — have faced formal impeachment inquiries, and the Senate convicted none of them. None of those three sought reelection. After Johnson's …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/03/could-pres…

Climate Stories: A New Exhibition at the Global Museum, SF State University
S | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
Global Museum, San Francisco State University | 1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 293, San Francisco, CA 94132…
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Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander
The Lake Merritt Institute | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
The Forum, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Campus map: laney.edu/about/campus-map/
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Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens (San Francisco)
International Indian Treaty Council & another | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, between Mission St. & 3rd and Howard St. & 4th, San Francisco…
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