Daily Archives: October 6, 2019

2019-10-06: News Headlines

Emily Kirklin (2019-10-06). The Movement Bernie Started Is Bigger Than Any One Person. Have Faith in That Movement, Not Just the Man. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hans Stehling (2019-10-06). 125 Million Dead + Global Starvation in Any Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca Today's London Daily Telegraph (04/10) carries a report that any nuclear war between Pakistan and India could mean up to 125 million people would die and that the consequent fires would likely cause smoke to spread across the world blocking …

South Front (2019-10-06). Video: Iran Foils Attempt to Assassinate Commander of QODS Force. globalresearch.ca Turkey is fortifying its border with the Syrian province of Idlib with cement blocks, barbed wires, and other military-style structures. According to Ankara, Idlib is in the hands of the so-called moderate opposition. However, it is for some reason concerned …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-06). The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position. globalresearch.ca The arrest of Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik by the IRGC on suspicion of spying for "Israel" and her subsequently promised release following pressure from Moscow puts Iran in the uncomfortable position of being seen as "compromising" on its ideological …

Dr. Hakim (2019-10-06). From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace. dissidentvoice.org In September 2019, facing everyday dangers of the war and under constant pressure to view those from other tribes as enemies, young people from each of Afghanistan's 34 provinces gathered for a three day "On the Road to Peace" conference in Kabul. ***** Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan …

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-06). The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the U.N. General Assembly. However, they only …

Michael Welch (2019-10-06). "Viva la Revolución"! Will the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Survive the Empire's War? globalresearch.ca "Let the dogs of the empire bark, that's their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people." | — Hugo Chavez (February, 2006) [1] | . | . | LISTEN TO THE SHOW | Click to download the audio

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-06). The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodr√≠guez with U.N. Secretary General Ant√≥nio Guterres. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-06). Four people killed after gunman opens fire in a bar in Kansas. rt.com Four people have been killed and at least five others injured after a gunman entered a bar in Kansas City and started shooting. | Local media is reporting that the incident took place shortly before 1: 30am within the vicinity of the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas. The attacker was armed with a handgun and the victims were all Hispanic males, according to 41 Action News. | The suspect has not yet been detained and further information has yet to be made available. | @41actionnews pic.twitt…

Juan Cole (2019-10-06). Iraqi Government Teeters as Protest Death Toll Rises to 100, With 4,000 Wounded. commondreams.org Iraqi protesters during clashes amid a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on October 5, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Judicial Watch (2019-10-06). Secret Mueller Discussions Uncovered. Judicial Watch. globalresearch.ca Rod Rosenstein, who was once a deputy attorney general, is a key figure in enabling, at a minimum, the Deep State's seditious attacks on President Trump. | More proof is in new documents uncovered by a Judicial Watch lawsuit. Specifically, …

Leo Panitch (2019-10-06). Bringing SNC-Lavalin to Mind in this Uninspiring Federal Election. globalresearch.ca Who would have believed, just a few months ago, that the SNC-Lavalin scandal would scarcely have been registered so far as one of the key issues in the current Federal election? This has nothing to do with the short memories …

Sophia Iliadi (2019-10-06). Can Holy Synod Vote Fairly Under Pressure from Constantinople? globalresearch.ca Since Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected Prime Minister, the Church of Greece can breathe a bit freely. Threat of expelling faith from state education system blew over, as did the financial cuts for civilian services provided by the church. | However, there …

Meena Miriam Yust, Arshad M Khan (2019-10-06). Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet. commondreams.org "In this anthropocene age, humans are not rapacious owners but stewards of our planet, holding it in trust for succeeding generations. It is what the young led by Greta Thunberg are forcefully making clear to their elders," write Yust and Khan. (Photo: Mickey Faulkner/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). Four Killed, Five Wounded in Shooting at Kansas City Bar. telesurenglish.net Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday by a suspect who opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooter, local authorities and media reports said. | The suspect used a handgun and authorities believe it was an isolated incident, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Thomas Tomasic told NBC News. | Few other details were immediately available, and police department officials could not immediately be reached early on Sunday for further comment. | The department said on Twitter at around 3 a.m. local time that nine people had been shot and four killed…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-06). 'This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like': Outrage as London Police Use Battering Ram to Raid Extinction Rebellion Building. commondreams.org "These tactics are very questionable and are arguably infringing on our rights to peaceful protest, and indeed our efforts to preserve people's right to life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shane Quinn (2019-10-06). Brexit: A Symptom of Harmful Neoliberal Measures Which Have Undermined the EU. globalresearch.ca The seemingly never-ending spectacle of Britain's attempted exit from the European Union is part of a broader malaise affecting this association of European states. The EU is in growing difficulty and much of this is unfortunately due to its own …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-06). The Post 9/11 Era and The "Global War on Terrorism": "You are Either with Us, or with the Terrorists" globalresearch.ca The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11. September 11 2001 opens up an era …

Mat Ward (2019-10-06). Day 3: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like. greenleft.org.au Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1242 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers

Roberto Salinas (2019-10-06). Video: The Troublemaker — Behind the Scenes of the United Nations. The Legacy of Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. globalresearch.ca What happens when a Latin American priest suspended by the Pope for his involvement in revolutionary politics becomes President of the General Assembly of the United Nations? | A year in the life of our only global parliament — an institution …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-06). Hong Kong versus Iraq Protests. globalresearch.ca US dirty hands are all over months of protests in Hong Kong, including orchestrated violence and chaos, targeting China's soft underbelly. | Opposition elements met with House Speaker Pelosi and Pompeo in Washington. They also met with US lawmakers in Montana …

Photos and Text (2019-10-06). San Francisco ICE Deportation Hearings Tear Families Apart. indybay.org Cambodian refugees protest immigration raids…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-10-06). ‚Ä®Support the Embassy Protectors Collective. U.S. Hands off Venezuela. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

DXE (2019-10-06). Day After Mass Arrests, Animal Activists Swarm SF City Hall to Ask for "Right to Rescue" indybay.org Activists face multiple felony charges after exposing alleged criminal animal cruelty at Amazon-suppyling factory farms…

DXE (2019-10-06). Whole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations. indybay.org Following Monday's protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action…

Staff (2019-10-05). Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense. truthout.org | | As three committees of the House of Representatives proceeded with the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, the president tweeted, "I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP." Encyclopedia Britannica defines coup d'etat as "the sudden, violent overthrow of an existing government by…

RT (2019-10-05). Dems fishing for State Dept leakers? Pompeo warns Congress against 'HARASSING' his employees over Trump impeachment probe. rt.com Mike Pompeo says the State Department will cooperate with a congressional probe seeking the impeachment of Donald Trump — but he will not allow his employees to be coerced into leaking documents as part of a "silly gotcha game." | Read more | | The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think | Pompeo said on Saturday that his department had responded in writing to a congressional request for documents linked to the probe into whether US President Donald Trump tried to pressure Ukraine to investi…

Staff (2019-10-05). There Could Be a Second Whistleblower on Trump's Dealings With Ukraine. truthout.org | | As the House impeachment inquiry sparked by a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's talks with Ukraine intensified Friday night, the New York Times reported that a second official with "more direct information" about the matter is considering coming forward and speaking to Congress. | According to the Times, a "second intelligence official…

Ron Fein (2019-10-05). Ukrainegate Is Impeachable. But So Is Putting Kids in Cages. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky look on during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-05). Trump continues to defy Democrats' impeachment inquiry. wsws.org On Friday, President Donald Trump stepped up his defiance of the impeachment inquiry launched by the Democrats with the support of the intelligence agencies.

Peter Koenig (2019-10-05). Climate and the Little Green Women and Men. dissidentvoice.org The Little Green Women and Men (LGWM) are us, humanoids, especially those living in the west, believing we command Mother Earth. Well, no wonder, there is a group among us, who claims to be "God's Chosen People" — and they act it all the way. So much so, that they and their influence on LGWMs, …

Jessica Corbett (2019-10-05). Report shows 'stunning and dramatic' scenes of thawing permafrost in Siberia that 'leaves millions on unstable ground'. nationofchange.org The latest installment in a Washington Post series on "hot zones" around the world that are already enduring "extreme climate change" focuses on the federal Russian republic in eastern Siberia called Yakutia, part of which "has warmed by more than 3 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times—roughly triple the global average." | Rising global temperatures from human activity are causing the world's permafrost—a mix of soil, rocks, and sand that remains frozen for two or more consecutive ye…

Staff (2019-10-05). The Climate Justice Movement Must Include Decolonization and Anti-Imperialism. truthout.org | | Over the past month, millions of people all over the world have mobilized to call attention to the climate disaster. Young people are demanding action to confront climate change, many of them inspired by 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | But Thunberg is not the only climate activist we should recognize: there are thousands of climate activists from indigenous communities and the Global South who have been killed or imprisoned. This has also occurred in the United States…

Staff (2019-10-05). Palestinians Could Have Historic Influence in Israel's Next Government. truthout.org | | The political climate in Israel following September's snap elections is by no means favorable to Palestinians. However, there is reason to be hopeful for gains in Palestinian political power as the prospect of a unity government between the center-right Kahol Lavan party and the further-right Likud party looms large. Palestinian parties are contesting for a historic amount of influence in shaping the next Israeli government, and the challenge for Palestinian political leaders will be to turn…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-05). US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central" in Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca This article first published five years ago on October 1, 2014 is of particular relevance to an understanding of recent developments in Hong Kong. | *** | Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called "Arab Spring" began spreading chaos across …

WSWS (2019-10-05). Hong Kong's chief executive invokes emergency law against protest movement. wsws.org The use of this British colonial era law is a warning that the ruling class in the Hong Kong and Beijing are preparing to suppress the months-long demonstrations for basic democratic rights.

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Cuba Manages Fuel Shortage With Venezuelan, Russian Cooperation. telesurenglish.net During the first week of October, a fleet of oil tankers from Venezuela arrived in Cuba to help President Miguel Diaz-Canel to alleviate fuel shortages generated by the U.S. economic and financial blockade. | RELATED: | Medvedev Receives Honoris Causa Degree From University Of Havana | Over the last few months, in order to cope wit…

Prof. James Petras (2019-10-05). America's Enemies, Who's On the List? globalresearch.ca For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Maduro: Socio-Productive Ties with Russia Stronger Than Ever. telesurenglish.net The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said Saturday that diplomatic relations and socio-productive commitments with Russia are stronger than ever. | The intervention of the head of state, comes after holding a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov , who on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, reaffirmed his commitment to diplomatic strengthening and bilateral cooperation. | RELATED: | Venezuela Calls For Complementary Use Of Energy Sources | "We have created new ventur…

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh (2019-10-05). US Interfered in Elections of at Least 85 Countries Worldwide Since 1945. globalresearch.ca This article was first by Sott.net and Global Research in December 2016. | The simmering tit-for-tat has kept the issue of election meddling burning bright in the national spotlight, fueled even further by the belief among U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia …

Staff (2019-10-05). How a Tech Firm Helped Power One of the Largest Workplace Raids in ICE History. truthout.org | | On the morning of August 7, 2019, more than 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on seven chicken processing plants in rural Mississippi. The raids proceeded with steely efficiency: ICE agents told workers to form lines, then began placing people under arrest. They knew who their targets were. By the end of the day, the agents had detained more than 680 people, in the largest ICE raid in over a decade, and possibly the largest raid ever to take place in a si…

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Thousands of Indigenous Farmers Head Towards Ecuador's Capital. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's indigenous and union organizations kept protests going on Saturday and promised not to let-up in their push to overturn President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, which have convulsed this South American country for three days on a row. | RELATED: | Correa: No One Voted For The IMF Or The Increase In Fuel Price | "The Indigenous movement is mobiliz…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-05). Women of colour lead the fight against Amazon's 'poverty wages' and poor working conditions. thecanary.co On 3 October, over 50 night-shift workers walked out of an Amazon delivery station in Minnesota USA. The protest, predominantly led by East African women, demanded "respect" as well as better pay and conditions. | And while this protest lasted just two and a half hours, Amazon had to cancel their truck deliveries that night. I…

Justin Mikulka (2019-10-05). Will the fracking revolution peak before ever making money? nationofchange.org Many signs are pointing to the fact that geology — how much oil and gas is present in the shale — will be the defining factor going forward for the U.S. fracking industry.

Devin Cole (2019-10-05). Pensacola, Fla.:People's victory: Killer cop fired! workers.org Nearly three months after the murder of Tymar Crawford, a young African-American man killed in his front yard by Daniel Siemen, an officer of Pensacola Police Department, the PPD announced on Oct. 3 that Siemen had been fired from his position as detective for "violating the department's use of deadly . . . | Continue reading Pensacola, Fla.: People's victory: Killer cop fired! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Iraq Lifts Curfew in Baghdad After Death Toll Rises to 72. telesurenglish.net The Iraqi authorities have lifted the curfew in Baghdad after several days of demonstrations against the government. | RELATED: | Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Killed as Demonstrations Intensify | This move by the Iraqi authorities comes just hours after the death toll rose to 72 following clashes betwen the protesters and security forces. | Officials from Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's office met protest leaders from Baghdad and other provinces to discuss their demands, state…

Middle East Eye (2019-10-05). Nearly 100 Protesters Dead as Calls Grow for Iraqi Government to Resign. theantimedia.com In the worst violence seen since the declared defeat of ISIS, security forces fired live ammunition into crowds of people protesting in Iraq.

Staff (2019-10-05). 19 Killed in Protests in Iraq Despite Calls for Calm. truthdig.com Anti-government demonstrators rally and set offices on fire as they press for reforms in the nation's most serious challenge in two years.

WSWS (2019-10-05). Iraq in flames. wsws.org Iraqi security forces opened fire on unarmed civilians for the fourth day in a row Friday as protesters poured into the streets once again in defiance of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's declaration of a round-the-clock curfew.

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdogan. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the Turkish Armed Forces are prepared to launch a new military operation against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. | RELATED: | UN's Guterres Announces Syria Constitutional Committee | In a new statement, Erdogan said the Turkish Armed Forces will be mounting a military operation in northeastern Syria, as he blamed the U.S. of not doing enough to expel the Kurdish-led forces along the border.

teleSUR (2019-10-05). North Korea Breaks off Nuclear Talks With US in Sweden. telesurenglish.net North Korea's top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate. | RELATED: | North Korea Fires Submarine Missile in Show of Strength | The North's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame on what he portrayed as U.S. inflexibility, saying the other side's negotia…

Hans Stehling (2019-10-05). Israel is an Undeclared Nuclear Weapons State. globalresearch.ca The state of Israel must not be allowed to remain outside the requirements of international law. The U.N. requires all countries to be a party to the NPT and that Israel must conform to the lawful requirements of U.N. Security …

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2019-10-05). Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott. globalresearch.ca I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.

Dominique de Villepin (2019-10-05). France Said No to US Led War against Iraq: Dominique de Villepin at the UN Security Council, February 14, 2003. globalresearch.ca The government of president Jacques Chirac was a historical watershed. It was the last French government which refused to align itself with US foreign policy. It was the expression of an independent nation. | France had extensive oil interests in Iraq …

Christopher Black (2019-10-05). The Rise of China and the Decline of American Power. globalresearch.ca First published in August 2019. | October 1st 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) | The imperialist powers have a long history of colonialism in China, of reducing its people to beggars in …

F. William Engdahl (2019-10-05). Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere" globalresearch.ca Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children's urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It's everywhere.

Jo-Shing Yang (2019-10-05). The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water. globalresearch.ca Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water.

Dean Henderson (2019-10-05). The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families. globalresearch.ca The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco)…

Global Research News (2019-10-05). Mao Zedong Declares the Foundation of the People's Republic of China, October 1, 1949. globalresearch.ca People across China are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949. | Mao Zedong's historic declaration. See video below | **** | **** …

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Brazilians Spend More on Transportation Than on Food: Study. telesurenglish.net For the first time, Brazilians are spending more on transportation than on food, according to a study published by Brazilian official statistics agency IBGE on Friday. | Aside from housing bills, food used to be the largest expense for Brazilian families, but the latest study found citizens spend an average 19.6 percent of their budget on transportation and 17.5 percent on food. | RELATED: | Brazil: Four Suspects Arrested for Marielle Franco's Murder | Housing expenses, such as payi…

WSWS (2019-10-05). Tolkien: Biopic of author J.R.R. Tolkien rings false. wsws.org The film about the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings oversimplifies the impact of World War I on the author.

WSWS (2019-10-05). GM strike in danger of union-enforced defeat as UAW announces 'good progress' on temps, health care. wsws.org The United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors are making "good progress" towards an agreement, UAW Vice President for GM Terry Dittes said in a letter published Friday evening.

The Canary (2019-10-05). John McDonnell vows Labour manifesto will be written 'from grassroots up'. thecanary.co Labour's general election manifesto will be written "from the grassroots up", John McDonnell said as he kicked off a UK-wide pre-poll campaign tour in Essex. | The shadow chancellor addressed the Road to Rebuilding the Economy conference during a visit to Colchester on Saturday, setting out the party's plan to rebuild the economy. | He told Sky News: "The idea behind this is that as we go into the next election, our manifesto will be written from the grassroots upwards, so people preparing their local policy programmes, their local economic programmes as well. | "We'll do the same in this general election as we d…

Staff (2019-10-05). Warren Dismisses Top Staffer for Inappropriate Behavior. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following "multiple complaints" of inappropriate behavior. | Spokeswoman Kristen Orthman says the campaign received complaints about Rich McDaniel over the past two weeks and retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. McDaniel was fired after the campaign determined that his reported conduct was "inconsistent" with its values. | Word of the dismissal was first reported by Politico. | In a statement to Politico, McDaniel said he "would never intentionally engage in any behavior inconsistent with th…

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Bolivia: MAS Announces Huge Mobilization for Campaign Closing. telesurenglish.net Social organizations in Bolivia are preparing today a massive rally for the closing campaign of the ruling Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) with a view to the October 20 general elections. | RELATED: | Bolivia Launches Reforestation Plan for Areas Affected by Fires | The executive of the Central Obrera Departamental (COD) of La Paz, Hugo Torres, reported that the call planned for October 16 in the city of El Alto is expected to exceed one mi…

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-05). Here's how this government is spiralling a homeless crisis for families. thecanary.co On 1 October, "heart-breaking" new figures showed that around two homeless people died every day in 2018. And as new research from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism shows, current government policy means the UK's home…

WSWS (2019-10-05). Illinois steelworker killed on the job, police launch investigation. wsws.org Police and government officials are investigating the death Adrian Gomez, 26, husband and father of two, who was killed when he became trapped in machinery.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-05). Merging 'Loyalty to the Oil Industry' and 'Grudge Against California,' Trump Opens 725,000 Acres to Fossil Fuel Drilling. commondreams.org "Turning over these spectacular wild places to dirty drilling and fracking will sicken Californians, harm endangered species, and fuel climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-05). Second Intel Whistleblower Reportedly Considering Coming Forward With 'More Direct Information' on Trump-Ukraine Talks. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-05). Johnson's Brexit proposal has sold out the DUP, but the DUP's attacking the Irish government instead. thecanary.co When the EU and the Irish government effectively rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit proposal, it led to a furious response from the DUP. But the DUP misplaced its fury. It should, instead, have directed it towards the ludicrous nature of Johnson's proposal. Because if Johnson's deal was to be accepted, it would leave the north of…

Graham Vanbergen (2019-10-05). How Brexit Was Engineered by Foreign Billionaires to Bring About Economic Chaos — for Profit. globalresearch.ca This article was first posted on GR in October 2017. | In this truly alarming story I connect three significant articles to show that Brexit, far from being the result of representative democracy, is in fact a campaign of covert intervention …

Mat Ward (2019-10-05). Day 2: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like. greenleft.org.au Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1241 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers

Edward Curtin (2019-10-05). The Deep State Goes Shallow. "Reality-TV Coup d'etat in Prime Time" globalresearch.ca This article was first published on February 21, 2017, one month after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, more than two-and-a half years ago. What was true then is even truer now, and so I am reprinting it with …

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-10-05). Bloody Outrage: How party politics is obscuring human rights violations in China. nationofchange.org Earlier this year, a United Nations international tribunal concluded that the illegal, widespread, and systematic practice of forced organ harvesting in China is still ongoing. | Despite the overwhelming evidence of China's on-demand killing of prisoners — many of which are members of peaceful groups that the Chinese government has deemed "prisoners of conscience" — the Chinese government has denied the claims. | Such extraordinary acts of violence on hundreds of thousands of victims should be front and center in the media. Unfortunately, it seems party politics in the United States is getting in t…

teleSUR (2019-10-05). Colombia: 52 Former FARC Fighters Killed This Year, UN Says. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC) on Friday published a report stating that at least 52 former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed this year, 24 of them being killed between June 27 and September 26. | RELATED: | Ex-FARC Fighter Killed in Colombia's Cauca Department | "Since the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016, the Mission has verified 147 homicides, 12 disappearances and 21 attempted homicides," the UN…

United Nations (2019-10-05). UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader. un.org The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.

RT (2019-10-05). 'Shifty Schiff' an anti-semitic slur?! The latest fabricated racism scandal targeting Trump. rt.com Democrats have called President Donald Trump every synonym for "racist" in the book. But if you assume Trump's insults — calling his rivals "shifty," and "savages" — are coded references to Jews, doesn't that make you the racist? | With Adam Schiff leading an impeachment drive against him, Trump has made no secret of his animosity towards the California Democrat, calling him a "shifty," "lowlife" who should be "questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason." The president has also turned his anger on fellow impeachment Democrat Jerry Nadler (D-New York) and socialist New York Congresswoman Al…

Rob Urie (2019-10-04). Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA. counterpunch.org For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject? More

RT (2019-10-04). The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think. rt.com Democrats say texts and transcripts involving US officials dealing with Ukraine prove President Donald Trump should be impeached. What they actually confirm, however, is the extent to which the US treats Ukraine as a vassal. | At the heart of the latest media firestorm are the text messages between US diplomats and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump have already sent a subpoena to the White House seeking more documents, and their allies in the media have proclaimed the texts to be "damning." | Much of the brouhaha centers on messages from Bill Taylor, charge d'af…

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-10-04). U.S. Unemployment Falls Despite Trade Tensions. telesurenglish.net The United States unemployment rate fell to almost 3.5 percent in September, suggesting that its current economy could avoid a recession for now, despite trade tensions that are affecting the manufacturing industry and consumer fears. | RELATED: | Ex-Trump Officials Face Questioning Amid Impeachment Probe | However, the Labor's Department monthly employme…

RT (2019-10-04). Shot down? Testimony by Trump's Ukraine envoy seems to skewer Democrats' impeachment narrative. rt.com Another transcript has poked a hole in the narrative of House Democrats trying to impeach President Donald Trump, as former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified he never pushed Kiev for 'dirt' on former VP Joe Biden. | Volker was grilled for nine hours in a closed-doors session of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Oversight committees on Thursday. Democrats on the committees claimed that he was instrumental in pushing the Ukrainian government to reopen a corruption investigation into Joe Biden's son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine. | House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff (D-Califor…

RT (2019-10-04). As impeachment fever grips Washington, Ukraine reopens Biden probe following Trump's demands. rt.com As Democrats clamor to impeach President Donald Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukraine into probing the Biden family, Kiev's top prosecutor announced that he will reopen the investigation. | Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced on Friday that he will review 15 high-profile corruption cases. Among them is an investigation into the owner of energy firm Burisma, which paid former vice president Joe Biden's son Hunter $50,000 per month to sit on its board for five years, despite his lack of qualifications in the field. | President Trump believes that Joe Biden wielded his political influence t…

Alex Emmons (2019-10-04). Text Messages Show the Trump-Zelensky Call Had Just One Goal — And It Was Anything but Routine. theintercept.com A summary of the infamous conversation could lead to Donald Trump's impeachment, but these text messages reveal for the first time how the call came about.

WSWS (2019-10-04). Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare. wsws.org The Democrats are basing their impeachment drive not on opposition to Trump's fascistic attack on immigrants and pro-corporate social policies, but on claims that he is not pursuing US foreign policy aggressively enough.

Eve Ottenberg (2019-10-04). The Lies of Capitalism. counterpunch.org Neoliberals love to quote the World Bank's rosy statistics about capitalism lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. Unfortunately, those statistics are skewed and manipulated to the point of outright prevarication, as Seth Donnelly demonstrates in his new book, "The Lie of Global Prosperity." He quotes a breathless World Bank press release, "soon 90 percent More

T.J. Coles (2019-10-04). Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics. counterpunch.org Every big personality or corporation uses algorithmic robots ("bots") to boost themselves and their products. Until recently, US President Donald Trump had a Twitter following of around 59 million. But nearly half of those "followers" were fake, spam, and/or dormant accounts. Twitter's purge of "Trump supporters" was actually a purge of fake accounts. (The real More

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-10-04). Workers march to end climate crisis. workers.org That climate crisis is a workers' issue was emphatically affirmed by the IndustriALL Global Union when it called on all affiliates to take part in the September worldwide Climate Strike actions. IndustriALL represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, giving it the power . . . | Continue reading Workers march to end climate crisis at Workers.org

Tracy Keeling (2019-10-04). Vladimir Putin even outdid Trump with this ludicrous comment on Greta Thunberg. thecanary.co Vladimir Putin just achieved the impossible: he outdid Donald Trump in sheer ludicrousness. The Russian president shared his thoughts on Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist who's inspired mass protests around the world. They're astounding in their hypocrisy and lack of awareness. | Adults have a duty: | Thunberg recently spoke at the UN. In her passionate speech, she said: Entire ecosyst…

Judy Greenspan (2019-10-04). Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis. workers.org Two weeks ago, when President Donald Trump flew to California for two days to fundraise for his election campaign, his trip was shrouded in secret. No one knew until the last minute where he was going to be. Yet in that short amount of time, Trump was able to attack . . . | Continue reading Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis at Workers.org

RT (2019-10-04). 'Save the planet, eat the babies': AOC trolled over climate change panic by pro-Trump prankster. rt.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of radical climate change solutions, but one "modest proposal" caught her off guard. A woman she thought had a "mental condition" suggested eating babies for the good of the earth. | Speaking about her proposed 'Green New Deal' at a town hall event on Thursday, AOC was interrupted by an apparently distressed woman who felt the Green New Deal's zero-carbon goal just wouldn't cut it. Claiming that "we only have a few months left" to fight climate change, the woman went on to suggest that humanity begin eating its own children to save the world from ecological apoca…

Staff (2019-10-04). US Supreme Court to Decide Fate Of Baltimore v. Big Oil Suit. therealnews.com The city sued 26 oil and gas companies over their role in the climate crisis, but the companies have appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the case from proceeding at the state level.

South Front (2019-10-04). Video: Russia Tested Elements of Advanced S-500 Air Defense in Syria. globalresearch.ca Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces started a joint military drill, involving heavy military equipment, rocket launchers and warplanes, on October 1, al-Watan newspaper reported on October 2. According to al-Watan, the drills coincided with a series of protests against the …

Joseph OMahoney (2019-10-04). Nuclear powers once shared their technology openly — how Iran's program fell on the wrong side of history. nationofchange.org As tensions remain at fever pitch between Tehran and Washington, Iran continues to breach limits agreed in the 2015 Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Since Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in May 2018, its future has become more and more uncertain. Iran has enriched uranium beyond the level agreed …

The Canary (2019-10-04). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who's jailed in Iran, to 'send daughter home to UK'. thecanary.co A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran is to send her daughter home to the UK to start school, it has been reported.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been visited in prison by five-year-old Gabriella at least once a week for the past three years.The youngster will be back in London before Christmas, according to the Times.Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 and sentenced to five years in jail after being accused of spying, which she vehemently denies.Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, outside the Iranian Embassy (Jonathan Brady/PA)Her fight for freedom has seen her endure hunger strikes…

Anya Parampil (2019-10-04). Cómo Venezuela derrotó el intento de golpe de estado de Washington en las Naciones Unidas. thegrayzone.com Un vistazo a cómo los diplomáticos venezolanos obstaculizaron un intento de Estados Unidos de revocar sus credenciales en la ONU…

teleSUR (2019-10-04). Trump Suspends Entry of Immigrants Who Cannot Pay for Healthcare. telesurenglish.net On Friday United State President Donald Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants into the country who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days, or do not have the means to pay for their own healthcare costs. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump | The White House said the measure won't affect any individual's eligibility for asylum or refugee status. The provision will go into effect Nov. 3. | Just days ag…

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-10-04). No Development Without the Politics of Mass Mobilization and Demilitarization in Kashmir. counterpunch.org Amidst that pandemonium of 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was the first state in the newly freed Indian subcontinent to have its own written constitutional plan. The constitution guaranteed enfranchisement of all adult citizens, men and women, and took particular care to protect the dignity and religious freedoms of minorities. The admirable egalitarian and democratic quality More

Rajan Menon (2019-10-04). Why Arms Races Never End: Hypersonic Weapons and National (In)security. counterpunch.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 More

Paul Street (2019-10-04). We Meddle Too: Trump, Empire, and "The National Interest" counterpunch.org Never underestimate the power of the United States' American Exeptionalist and imperial doctrine. Look at the recent Washington Post revelation regarding wannabe fascist strongman Donald Trump's meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov in the White House in 2017. Trump told Lavrov and another high-ranking Russian official that he wasn't concerned about Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States does the same thing in other countries. More

teleSUR (2019-10-04). World Lauds Xi's National Day Speech as China Reaffirms Peace. telesurenglish.net Foreign officials and experts applauded a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, as Beijing reaffirmed its commitment to world peace and development. | During his speech, Xi pledged that China will stay on the path of peaceful development, and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up. | RELATED: | Russia Helps China Build Missile-Attack Warning System | "We will continue to work wit…

2019-10-06: Social Media Postees

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The Movement Bernie Started Is Bigger Than Any One Person. Have Faith in That Movement, Not Just the Man
Emily Kirklin | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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125 Million Dead + Global Starvation in Any Nuclear War
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
Today's London Daily Telegraph (04/10) carries a report that any nuclear war between Pakistan and India could mean up to 125 million people would die and that the consequent fires would likely cause smoke to spread across the world blocking …
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Video: Iran Foils Attempt to Assassinate Commander of QODS Force
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
Turkey is fortifying its border with the Syrian province of Idlib with cement blocks, barbed wires, and other military-style structures. According to Ankara, Idlib is in the hands of the so-called moderate opposition. However, it is for some reason concerned …
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The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
The arrest of Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik by the IRGC on suspicion of spying for "Israel" and her subsequently promised release following pressure from Moscow puts Iran in the uncomfortable position of being seen as "compromising" on its ideological …
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From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace
Dr. Hakim | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-06
In September 2019, facing everyday dangers of the war and under constant pressure to view those from other tribes as enemies, young people from each of Afghanistan's 34 provinces gathered for a three day "On the Road to Peace" conference in Kabul. ***** Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan …
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"Viva la Revolución"! Will the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Survive the Empire's War?
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
"Let the dogs of the empire bark, that's their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people." | — Hugo Chavez (February, 2006) [1] | . | . | LISTEN TO THE SHOW | Click to download the audio …
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The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela
Leonardo Flores | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodr√≠guez with U.N. Secretary General Ant√≥nio Guterres. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the U.N. General Assembly. However, they only …
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Iraqi Government Teeters as Protest Death Toll Rises to 100, With 4,000 Wounded
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
Iraqi protesters during clashes amid a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on October 5, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Can Holy Synod Vote Fairly Under Pressure from Constantinople?
Sophia Iliadi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
Since Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected Prime Minister, the Church of Greece can breathe a bit freely. Threat of expelling faith from state education system blew over, as did the financial cuts for civilian services provided by the church. | However, there …
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Bringing SNC-Lavalin to Mind in this Uninspiring Federal Election
Leo Panitch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
Who would have believed, just a few months ago, that the SNC-Lavalin scandal would scarcely have been registered so far as one of the key issues in the current Federal election? This has nothing to do with the short memories …
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Secret Mueller Discussions Uncovered. Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
Rod Rosenstein, who was once a deputy attorney general, is a key figure in enabling, at a minimum, the Deep State's seditious attacks on President Trump. | More proof is in new documents uncovered by a Judicial Watch lawsuit. Specifically, …
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Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet
Meena Miriam Yust, Arshad M Khan | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
"In this anthropocene age, humans are not rapacious owners but stewards of our planet, holding it in trust for succeeding generations. It is what the young led by Greta Thunberg are forcefully making clear to their elders," write Yust and Khan. (Photo: Mickey Faulkner/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Four Killed, Five Wounded in Shooting at Kansas City Bar
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-06
Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday by a suspect who opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooter, local authorities and media reports said. | The suspect used a handgun and authorities believe it was an isolated incident, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Thomas Tomasic told NBC News. | Few other details were immediately available, and police department officials could not immediately be reached early on Sunday for further comment. | The department said on Twitter at around 3 a.m. local time that nine people had been shot and four killed…
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Four people killed after gunman opens fire in a bar in Kansas
rt.com | 2019-10-06
Four people have been killed and at least five others injured after a gunman entered a bar in Kansas City and started shooting. | Local media is reporting that the incident took place shortly before 1: 30am within the vicinity of the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas. The attacker was armed with a handgun and the victims were all Hispanic males, according to 41 Action News. | The suspect has not yet been detained and further information has yet to be made available. | @41actionnews pic.twitt…
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'This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like': Outrage as London Police Use Battering Ram to Raid Extinction Rebellion Building
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
"These tactics are very questionable and are arguably infringing on our rights to peaceful protest, and indeed our efforts to preserve people's right to life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Brexit: A Symptom of Harmful Neoliberal Measures Which Have Undermined the EU
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
The seemingly never-ending spectacle of Britain's attempted exit from the European Union is part of a broader malaise affecting this association of European states. The EU is in growing difficulty and much of this is unfortunately due to its own …
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The Post 9/11 Era and The "Global War on Terrorism": "You are Either with Us, or with the Terrorists"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11. September 11 2001 opens up an era | …
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Day 3: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-06
Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1242 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers…
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Video: The Troublemaker — Behind the Scenes of the United Nations. The Legacy of Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
Roberto Salinas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
What happens when a Latin American priest suspended by the Pope for his involvement in revolutionary politics becomes President of the General Assembly of the United Nations? | A year in the life of our only global parliament — an institution …
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Hong Kong versus Iraq Protests
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-06
US dirty hands are all over months of protests in Hong Kong, including orchestrated violence and chaos, targeting China's soft underbelly. | Opposition elements met with House Speaker Pelosi and Pompeo in Washington. They also met with US lawmakers in Montana …
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San Francisco ICE Deportation Hearings Tear Families Apart
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
Cambodian refugees protest immigration raids…
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Support the Embassy Protectors Collective. U.S. Hands off Venezuela
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…
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Whole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
Following Monday's protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action…
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Day After Mass Arrests, Animal Activists Swarm SF City Hall to Ask for "Right to Rescue"
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
Activists face multiple felony charges after exposing alleged criminal animal cruelty at Amazon-suppyling factory farms…
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Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| As three committees of the House of Representatives proceeded with the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, the president tweeted, "I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP." Encyclopedia Britannica defines coup d'etat as "the sudden, violent overthrow of an existing government by…
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Dems fishing for State Dept leakers? Pompeo warns Congress against 'HARASSING' his employees over Trump impeachment probe
rt.com | 2019-10-05
Mike Pompeo says the State Department will cooperate with a congressional probe seeking the impeachment of Donald Trump — but he will not allow his employees to be coerced into leaking documents as part of a "silly gotcha game." | Read more | | The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think | Pompeo said on Saturday that his department had responded in writing to a congressional request for documents linked to the probe into whether US President Donald Trump tried to pressure Ukraine to investi…
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Trump continues to defy Democrats' impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
On Friday, President Donald Trump stepped up his defiance of the impeachment inquiry launched by the Democrats with the support of the intelligence agencies.
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Ukrainegate Is Impeachable. But So Is Putting Kids in Cages
Ron Fein | commondreams.org | 2019-10-05
U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky look on during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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There Could Be a Second Whistleblower on Trump's Dealings With Ukraine
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| As the House impeachment inquiry sparked by a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's talks with Ukraine intensified Friday night, the New York Times reported that a second official with "more direct information" about the matter is considering coming forward and speaking to Congress. | According to the Times, a "second intelligence official…
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Climate and the Little Green Women and Men
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-05
The Little Green Women and Men (LGWM) are us, humanoids, especially those living in the west, believing we command Mother Earth. Well, no wonder, there is a group among us, who claims to be "God's Chosen People" — and they act it all the way. So much so, that they and their influence on LGWMs, …
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Report shows 'stunning and dramatic' scenes of thawing permafrost in Siberia that 'leaves millions on unstable ground'
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-05
The latest installment in a Washington Post series on "hot zones" around the world that are already enduring "extreme climate change" focuses on the federal Russian republic in eastern Siberia called Yakutia, part of which "has warmed by more than 3 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times–roughly triple the global average." | Rising global temperatures from human activity are causing the world's permafrost–a mix of soil, rocks, and sand that remains frozen for two or more consecutive ye…
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The Climate Justice Movement Must Include Decolonization and Anti-Imperialism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| Over the past month, millions of people all over the world have mobilized to call attention to the climate disaster. Young people are demanding action to confront climate change, many of them inspired by 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | But Thunberg is not the only climate activist we should recognize: there are thousands of climate activists from indigenous communities and the Global South who have been killed or imprisoned. This has also occurred in the United States…
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Palestinians Could Have Historic Influence in Israel's Next Government
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| The political climate in Israel following September's snap elections is by no means favorable to Palestinians. However, there is reason to be hopeful for gains in Palestinian political power as the prospect of a unity government between the center-right Kahol Lavan party and the further-right Likud party looms large. Palestinian parties are contesting for a historic amount of influence in shaping the next Israeli government, and the challenge for Palestinian political leaders will be to turn…
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US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central" in Hong Kong
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
This article first published five years ago on October 1, 2014 is of particular relevance to an understanding of recent developments in Hong Kong. | *** | Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called "Arab Spring" began spreading chaos across …
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Hong Kong's chief executive invokes emergency law against protest movement
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
The use of this British colonial era law is a warning that the ruling class in the Hong Kong and Beijing are preparing to suppress the months-long demonstrations for basic democratic rights.
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Cuba Manages Fuel Shortage With Venezuelan, Russian Cooperation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
During the first week of October, a fleet of oil tankers from Venezuela arrived in Cuba to help President Miguel Diaz-Canel to alleviate fuel shortages generated by the U.S. economic and financial blockade. | RELATED: | Medvedev Receives Honoris Causa Degree From University Of Havana | Over the last few months, in order to cope wit…
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America's Enemies, Who's On the List?
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.
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Maduro: Socio-Productive Ties with Russia Stronger Than Ever
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said Saturday that diplomatic relations and socio-productive commitments with Russia are stronger than ever. | The intervention of the head of state, comes after holding a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov , who on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, reaffirmed his commitment to diplomatic strengthening and bilateral cooperation. | RELATED: | Venezuela Calls For Complementary Use Of Energy Sources | "We have created new ventur…
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US Interfered in Elections of at Least 85 Countries Worldwide Since 1945
Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
This article was first by Sott.net and Global Research in December 2016. | The simmering tit-for-tat has kept the issue of election meddling burning bright in the national spotlight, fueled even further by the belief among U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia …
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How a Tech Firm Helped Power One of the Largest Workplace Raids in ICE History
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| On the morning of August 7, 2019, more than 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on seven chicken processing plants in rural Mississippi. The raids proceeded with steely efficiency: ICE agents told workers to form lines, then began placing people under arrest. They knew who their targets were. By the end of the day, the agents had detained more than 680 people, in the largest ICE raid in over a decade, and possibly the largest raid ever to take place in a si…
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Thousands of Indigenous Farmers Head Towards Ecuador's Capital
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
Ecuador's indigenous and union organizations kept protests going on Saturday and promised not to let-up in their push to overturn President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, which have convulsed this South American country for three days on a row. | RELATED: | Correa: No One Voted For The IMF Or The Increase In Fuel Price | "The Indigenous movement is mobiliz…
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Women of colour lead the fight against Amazon's 'poverty wages' and poor working conditions
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-10-05
On 3 October, over 50 night-shift workers walked out of an Amazon delivery station in Minnesota USA. The protest, predominantly led by East African women, demanded "respect" as well as better pay and conditions. | And while this protest lasted just two and a half hours, Amazon had to cancel their truck deliveries that night. I…
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Nearly 100 Protesters Dead as Calls Grow for Iraqi Government to Resign
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-05
In the worst violence seen since the declared defeat of ISIS, security forces fired live ammunition into crowds of people protesting in Iraq.

Nearly 100 Protesters Dead as Calls Grow for Iraqi Government to Resign

19 Killed in Protests in Iraq Despite Calls for Calm
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-05
Anti-government demonstrators rally and set offices on fire as they press for reforms in the nation's most serious challenge in two years.
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Iraq in flames
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
Iraqi security forces opened fire on unarmed civilians for the fourth day in a row Friday as protesters poured into the streets once again in defiance of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's declaration of a round-the-clock curfew.
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Iraq Lifts Curfew in Baghdad After Death Toll Rises to 72
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
The Iraqi authorities have lifted the curfew in Baghdad after several days of demonstrations against the government. | RELATED: | Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Killed as Demonstrations Intensify | This move by the Iraqi authorities comes just hours after the death toll rose to 72 following clashes betwen the protesters and security forces. | Officials from Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's office met protest leaders from Baghdad and other provinces to discuss their demands, state…
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Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the Turkish Armed Forces are prepared to launch a new military operation against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. | RELATED: | UN's Guterres Announces Syria Constitutional Committee | In a new statement, Erdogan said the Turkish Armed Forces will be mounting a military operation in northeastern Syria, as he blamed the U.S. of not doing enough to expel the Kurdish-led forces along the border.
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Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.
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Israel is an Undeclared Nuclear Weapons State
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
The state of Israel must not be allowed to remain outside the requirements of international law. The U.N. requires all countries to be a party to the NPT and that Israel must conform to the lawful requirements of U.N. Security …
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North Korea Breaks off Nuclear Talks With US in Sweden
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
North Korea's top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate. | RELATED: | North Korea Fires Submarine Missile in Show of Strength | The North's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame on what he portrayed as U.S. inflexibility, saying the other side's negotia…
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France Said No to US Led War against Iraq: Dominique de Villepin at the UN Security Council, February 14, 2003
Dominique de Villepin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
The government of president Jacques Chirac was a historical watershed. It was the last French government which refused to align itself with US foreign policy. It was the expression of an independent nation. | France had extensive oil interests in Iraq …
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Mao Zedong Declares the Foundation of the People's Republic of China, October 1, 1949
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
People across China are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949. | Mao Zedong's historic declaration. See video below | **** | **** | …
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The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families
Dean Henderson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco)…
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Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children's urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It's everywhere.
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-worse/56744…

The Rise of China and the Decline of American Power
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
First published in August 2019. | October 1st 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) | The imperialist powers have a long history of colonialism in China, of reducing its people to beggars in …
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The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water
Jo-Shing Yang | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water.
globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-w…

Brazilians Spend More on Transportation Than on Food: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
For the first time, Brazilians are spending more on transportation than on food, according to a study published by Brazilian official statistics agency IBGE on Friday. | Aside from housing bills, food used to be the largest expense for Brazilian families, but the latest study found citizens spend an average 19.6 percent of their budget on transportation and 17.5 percent on food. | RELATED: | Brazil: Four Suspects Arrested for Marielle Franco's Murder | Housing expenses, such as payi…
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John McDonnell vows Labour manifesto will be written 'from grassroots up'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-05
Labour's general election manifesto will be written "from the grassroots up", John McDonnell said as he kicked off a UK-wide pre-poll campaign tour in Essex. | The shadow chancellor addressed the Road to Rebuilding the Economy conference during a visit to Colchester on Saturday, setting out the party's plan to rebuild the economy. | He told Sky News: "The idea behind this is that as we go into the next election, our manifesto will be written from the grassroots upwards, so people preparing their local policy programmes, their local economic programmes as well. | "We'll do the same in this general election as we d…
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GM strike in danger of union-enforced defeat as UAW announces 'good progress' on temps, health care
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors are making "good progress" towards an agreement, UAW Vice President for GM Terry Dittes said in a letter published Friday evening.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/05/auto…

Tolkien: Biopic of author J.R.R. Tolkien rings false
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
The film about the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings oversimplifies the impact of World War I on the author.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/05/tolk…

Will the fracking revolution peak before ever making money?
Justin Mikulka | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-05
Many signs are pointing to the fact that geology — how much oil and gas is present in the shale — will be the defining factor going forward for the U.S. fracking industry.
nationofchange.org/2019/10/05/will-the-f…

Warren Dismisses Top Staffer for Inappropriate Behavior
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-05
WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following "multiple complaints" of inappropriate behavior. | Spokeswoman Kristen Orthman says the campaign received complaints about Rich McDaniel over the past two weeks and retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. McDaniel was fired after the campaign determined that his reported conduct was "inconsistent" with its values. | Word of the dismissal was first reported by Politico. | In a statement to Politico, McDaniel said he "would never intentionally engage in any behavior inconsistent with th…
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Bolivia: MAS Announces Huge Mobilization for Campaign Closing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
Social organizations in Bolivia are preparing today a massive rally for the closing campaign of the ruling Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) with a view to the October 20 general elections. | RELATED: | Bolivia Launches Reforestation Plan for Areas Affected by Fires | The executive of the Central Obrera Departamental (COD) of La Paz, Hugo Torres, reported that the call planned for October 16 in the city of El Alto is expected to exceed one mi…
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Pensacola, Fla.:People's victory: Killer cop fired!
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2019-10-05
Nearly three months after the murder of Tymar Crawford, a young African-American man killed in his front yard by Daniel Siemen, an officer of Pensacola Police Department, the PPD announced on Oct. 3 that Siemen had been fired from his position as detective for "violating the department's use of deadly . . . | Continue reading Pensacola, Fla.: People's victory: Killer cop fired! at Workers.org
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Illinois steelworker killed on the job, police launch investigation
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
Police and government officials are investigating the death Adrian Gomez, 26, husband and father of two, who was killed when he became trapped in machinery.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/05/stee…

Merging 'Loyalty to the Oil Industry' and 'Grudge Against California,' Trump Opens 725,000 Acres to Fossil Fuel Drilling
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-05
"Turning over these spectacular wild places to dirty drilling and fracking will sicken Californians, harm endangered species, and fuel climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Second Intel Whistleblower Reportedly Considering Coming Forward With 'More Direct Information' on Trump-Ukraine Talks
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-05
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How Brexit Was Engineered by Foreign Billionaires to Bring About Economic Chaos — for Profit
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
This article was first posted on GR in October 2017. | In this truly alarming story I connect three significant articles to show that Brexit, far from being the result of representative democracy, is in fact a campaign of covert intervention …
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Johnson's Brexit proposal has sold out the DUP, but the DUP's attacking the Irish government instead
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-10-05
When the EU and the Irish government effectively rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit proposal, it led to a furious response from the DUP. But the DUP misplaced its fury. It should, instead, have directed it towards the ludicrous nature of Johnson's proposal. Because if Johnson's deal was to be accepted, it would leave the north of…
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Day 2: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-05
Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1241 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers…
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The Deep State Goes Shallow. "Reality-TV Coup d'etat in Prime Time"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-05
This article was first published on February 21, 2017, one month after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, more than two-and-a half years ago. What was true then is even truer now, and so I am reprinting it with …
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Bloody Outrage: How party politics is obscuring human rights violations in China
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-05
Earlier this year, a United Nations international tribunal concluded that the illegal, widespread, and systematic practice of forced organ harvesting in China is still ongoing. | Despite the overwhelming evidence of China's on-demand killing of prisoners — many of which are members of peaceful groups that the Chinese government has deemed "prisoners of conscience" — the Chinese government has denied the claims. | Such extraordinary acts of violence on hundreds of thousands of victims should be front and center in the media. Unfortunately, it seems party politics in the United States is getting in t…
nationofchange.org/2019/10/05/bloody-out…

Colombia: 52 Former FARC Fighters Killed This Year, UN Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
The United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC) on Friday published a report stating that at least 52 former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed this year, 24 of them being killed between June 27 and September 26. | RELATED: | Ex-FARC Fighter Killed in Colombia's Cauca Department | "Since the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016, the Mission has verified 147 homicides, 12 disappearances and 21 attempted homicides," the UN…
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UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-05
The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.
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'Shifty Schiff' an anti-semitic slur?! The latest fabricated racism scandal targeting Trump
rt.com | 2019-10-05
Democrats have called President Donald Trump every synonym for "racist" in the book. But if you assume Trump's insults — calling his rivals "shifty," and "savages" — are coded references to Jews, doesn't that make you the racist? | With Adam Schiff leading an impeachment drive against him, Trump has made no secret of his animosity towards the California Democrat, calling him a "shifty," "lowlife" who should be "questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason." The president has also turned his anger on fellow impeachment Democrat Jerry Nadler (D-New York) and socialist New York Congresswoman Al…
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Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject?
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As impeachment fever grips Washington, Ukraine reopens Biden probe following Trump's demands
rt.com | 2019-10-04
As Democrats clamor to impeach President Donald Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukraine into probing the Biden family, Kiev's top prosecutor announced that he will reopen the investigation. | Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced on Friday that he will review 15 high-profile corruption cases. Among them is an investigation into the owner of energy firm Burisma, which paid former vice president Joe Biden's son Hunter $50,000 per month to sit on its board for five years, despite his lack of qualifications in the field. | President Trump believes that Joe Biden wielded his political influence t…
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Text Messages Show the Trump-Zelensky Call Had Just One Goal — And It Was Anything but Routine
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-10-04
A summary of the infamous conversation could lead to Donald Trump's impeachment, but these text messages reveal for the first time how the call came about.
theintercept.com/2019/10/04/trump-ukrain…

The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think
rt.com | 2019-10-04
Democrats say texts and transcripts involving US officials dealing with Ukraine prove President Donald Trump should be impeached. What they actually confirm, however, is the extent to which the US treats Ukraine as a vassal. | At the heart of the latest media firestorm are the text messages between US diplomats and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump have already sent a subpoena to the White House seeking more documents, and their allies in the media have proclaimed the texts to be "damning." | Much of the brouhaha centers on messages from Bill Taylor, charge d'af…
rt.com/usa/470232-ukraine-texts-volker-i…

U.S. Unemployment Falls Despite Trade Tensions
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
The United States unemployment rate fell to almost 3.5 percent in September, suggesting that its current economy could avoid a recession for now, despite trade tensions that are affecting the manufacturing industry and consumer fears. | RELATED: | Ex-Trump Officials Face Questioning Amid Impeachment Probe | However, the Labor's Department monthly employme…
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Shot down? Testimony by Trump's Ukraine envoy seems to skewer Democrats' impeachment narrative
rt.com | 2019-10-04
Another transcript has poked a hole in the narrative of House Democrats trying to impeach President Donald Trump, as former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified he never pushed Kiev for 'dirt' on former VP Joe Biden. | Volker was grilled for nine hours in a closed-doors session of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Oversight committees on Thursday. Democrats on the committees claimed that he was instrumental in pushing the Ukrainian government to reopen a corruption investigation into Joe Biden's son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine. | House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff (D-Califor…
rt.com/usa/470228-volker-testimony-trans…

Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
The Democrats are basing their impeachment drive not on opposition to Trump's fascistic attack on immigrants and pro-corporate social policies, but on claims that he is not pursuing US foreign policy aggressively enough.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/medi…

The Lies of Capitalism
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Neoliberals love to quote the World Bank's rosy statistics about capitalism lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. Unfortunately, those statistics are skewed and manipulated to the point of outright prevarication, as Seth Donnelly demonstrates in his new book, "The Lie of Global Prosperity." He quotes a breathless World Bank press release,…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/the-lies-of-…

Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Every big personality or corporation uses algorithmic robots ("bots") to boost themselves and their products. Until recently, US President Donald Trump had a Twitter following of around 59 million. But nearly half of those "followers" were fake, spam, and/or dormant accounts. Twitter's purge of "Trump supporters" was actually a purge of fake accounts. (The real…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/robot-trolls…

Workers march to end climate crisis
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-10-04
That climate crisis is a workers' issue was emphatically affirmed by the IndustriALL Global Union when it called on all affiliates to take part in the September worldwide Climate Strike actions. IndustriALL represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, giving it the power . . . | Continue reading Workers march to end climate crisis at Workers.org
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Vladimir Putin even outdid Trump with this ludicrous comment on Greta Thunberg
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-10-04
Vladimir Putin just achieved the impossible: he outdid Donald Trump in sheer ludicrousness. The Russian president shared his thoughts on Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist who's inspired mass protests around the world. They're astounding in their hypocrisy and lack of awareness. | Adults have a duty: | Thunberg recently spoke at the UN. In her passionate speech, she said: Entire ecosyst…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/04/vladimi…

'Save the planet, eat the babies': AOC trolled over climate change panic by pro-Trump prankster
rt.com | 2019-10-04
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of radical climate change solutions, but one "modest proposal" caught her off guard. A woman she thought had a "mental condition" suggested eating babies for the good of the earth. | Speaking about her proposed 'Green New Deal' at a town hall event on Thursday, AOC was interrupted by an apparently distressed woman who felt the Green New Deal's zero-carbon goal just wouldn't cut it. Claiming that "we only have a few months left" to fight climate change, the woman went on to suggest that humanity begin eating its own children to save the world from ecological apoca…
rt.com/usa/470218-aoc-eat-babies-climate…

US Supreme Court to Decide Fate Of Baltimore v. Big Oil Suit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-04
The city sued 26 oil and gas companies over their role in the climate crisis, but the companies have appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the case from proceeding at the state level.
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Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2019-10-04
Two weeks ago, when President Donald Trump flew to California for two days to fundraise for his election campaign, his trip was shrouded in secret. No one knew until the last minute where he was going to be. Yet in that short amount of time, Trump was able to attack . . . | Continue reading Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/04/scapegoating-the-…

Video: Russia Tested Elements of Advanced S-500 Air Defense in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-04
Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces started a joint military drill, involving heavy military equipment, rocket launchers and warplanes, on October 1, al-Watan newspaper reported on October 2. According to al-Watan, the drills coincided with a series of protests against the …
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Nuclear powers once shared their technology openly — how Iran's program fell on the wrong side of history
Joseph OMahoney | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-04
As tensions remain at fever pitch between Tehran and Washington, Iran continues to breach limits agreed in the 2015 Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Since Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in May 2018, its future has become more and more uncertain. Iran has enriched uranium beyond the level agreed …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/04/nuclear-po…

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who's jailed in Iran, to 'send daughter home to UK'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-04
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran is to send her daughter home to the UK to start school, it has been reported.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been visited in prison by five-year-old Gabriella at least once a week for the past three years.The youngster will be back in London before Christmas, according to the Times.Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 and sentenced to five years in jail after being accused of spying, which she vehemently denies.Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, outside the Iranian Embassy (Jonathan Brady/PA)Her fight for freedom has seen her endure hunger strikes…
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Cómo Venezuela derrotó el intento de golpe de estado de Washington en las Naciones Unidas
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-04
Un vistazo a cómo los diplomáticos venezolanos obstaculizaron un intento de Estados Unidos de revocar sus credenciales en la ONU…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/04/venezuela-gol…

Trump Suspends Entry of Immigrants Who Cannot Pay for Healthcare
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
On Friday United State President Donald Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants into the country who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days, or do not have the means to pay for their own healthcare costs. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump | The White House said the measure won't affect any individual's eligibility for asylum or refugee status. The provision will go into effect Nov. 3. | Just days ag…
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No Development Without the Politics of Mass Mobilization and Demilitarization in Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Amidst that pandemonium of 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was the first state in the newly freed Indian subcontinent to have its own written constitutional plan. The constitution guaranteed enfranchisement of all adult citizens, men and women, and took particular care to protect the dignity and religious freedoms of minorities. The admirable egalitarian and democratic quality…
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We Meddle Too: Trump, Empire, and "The National Interest"
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Never underestimate the power of the United States' American Exeptionalist and imperial doctrine. Look at the recent Washington Post revelation regarding wannabe fascist strongman Donald Trump's meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov in the White House in 2017. Trump told Lavrov and another high-ranking Russian official that he wasn't concerned about Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States does the same thing in other countries.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/we-meddle-to…

Why Arms Races Never End: Hypersonic Weapons and National (In)security
Rajan Menon | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/why-arms-rac…

World Lauds Xi's National Day Speech as China Reaffirms Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
Foreign officials and experts applauded a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, as Beijing reaffirmed its commitment to world peace and development. | During his speech, Xi pledged that China will stay on the path of peaceful development, and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up. | RELATED: | Russia Helps China Build Missile-Attack Warning System | "We will continue to work wit…
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Russia's Largest Oil Company Ditches Dollar in New Oil Deals
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-04
Russia's largest oil company Rosneft has set the euro as the default currency for all new exports of crude oil and refined products, as the state-controlled giant looks to switch as many sales as possible from U.S. dollars to euros …
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