Daily Archives: October 7, 2019

2019-10-07: News Headlines

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-07). The US-Iran Silent War Is Transformed into an "Iraq Uprising" globalresearch.ca The last four days have shown that the ongoing US-Iran war is acutely affecting the whole region. This is now evident in Iraq where more than 105 people have been killed and thousands wounded in the course of demonstrations that …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-07). Iraq Protests: Spontaneous or Made in the USA? globalresearch.ca Time and again, when peaceful protests turn violent in various countries, US dirty hands are involved. | There's no ambiguity about months of protests in Hong Kong, US dirty hands all over them, local elements involved having met with Trump regime …

The Canary (2019-10-07). 16 years on from Western invasion, bloodbath continues in Iraq. thecanary.co Over six days of clashes in Iraq, government forces have killed around a hundred protesters.Authorities have killed 12 anti-government demonstrators as part of the ongoing protests in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the latest fatalities amid unrest that has left more than 100 people dead and thousands injured.Iraq's government has scrambled to contain the popular anger that has convulsed Baghdad and a number of southern cities since Tuesday.Security forces responded with a crackdown on the spontaneous rallies of demonstrators demanding jobs, better services and an end to endemic corruption in the oil-rich country.

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-07). Iraq is in Revolt. counterpunch.org One of the strengths of the protest movement is that it has no leaders but is almost entirely spontaneous, with a wide variety of slogans, but this means the government has nobody to talk to, not that it is trying very hard to negotiate its way out of trouble. Many Iraqis say that it is a mistake to get rid of the government without knowing what will replace it but others argue that things could not be much worse for them and are prepared to take a leap in the dark. More

Staff (2019-10-07). Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area. truthout.org | | U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be "moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria," following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The…

Staff (2019-10-07). As Impeachment Looms, GOP Revolts Against Trump on Syria. truthdig.com Sen. Lindsey Graham calls it "a disaster"; other Republicans express deep concerns, and Syria's Kurds accuse the U.S. of turning its back on allies.

Staff (2019-10-07). Trump's Syria Withdrawal Announcement Draws GOP Condemnation. truthdig.com Sen. Lindsey Graham calls it "a disaster"; other Republicans express deep concerns, and Syria's Kurds accuse the U.S. of turning its back on allies.

teleSUR (2019-10-07). US Pulls Troops from Syria as Turkey Prepares Offensive. telesurenglish.net The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border Monday, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington, in a move U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as a bid to quit "endless wars." | RELATED: | Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdogan | The major policy shift, which h…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-07). US Troops Will Withdraw From Northeast Syria to Avoid Imminent Turkish Invasion. theantimedia.com U.S.-backed forces in Syria said they would "not hesitate to turn any unprovoked attack by Turkey into an all-out war."

Middle East Eye (2019-10-07). Turkey's Erdogan to Meet Trump in Washington DC to Discuss Syria. theantimedia.com There had been expectations in Turkey of Trump-Erdogan meeting on Syria last month on sidelines of UN General Assembly, but it did not happen.

Vijay Prashad, E. Ahmet Tonak (2019-10-07). What to Expect from Turkey's Coming Invasion of Syria. commondreams.org The SDF is now vulnerable to the full might of the Turkish army. (Photo: James Gordon/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2019-10-07). Trump Is Inviting Genocide in Northern Syria. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Last week during the visit of the Finnish president, Trump acted out with a journalist, James Mason of Reuters who asked him a simple question. What exactly did Trump want from Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky during the notorious July telephone call? Trump did a bad de Niro impression, asking him, "You talking to me?" And then he browbeat the poor ma…

Staff (2019-10-07). The Domino Effect of Trump's Syria Withdrawal. truthdig.com U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, October 6, that the United States troops inside Syria would not defend the Syrian Democratic Forces, which have built an enclave inside Syria along a section of the Turkish border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are made up largely of Kurdish factions, who set up this armed force to defend the mainly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. When the U.S. began its attack on the Islamic State (ISIS), the SDF became the ground forces beneath the U.S. bombers. Now, the U.S. has decided to betray the sacrifice of the SDF. | Turkey has pr…

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Ecuador Protests Continue in Quito Amid Indigenous March. telesurenglish.net Indigenous groups of Ecuador continued their march towards Quito, the capital city, demanding respect for the collective rights of the people from President Lenin Moreno. | RELATED: | Ecuador: 1st Confirmed Dead During Strike, Dozens Arrested for Price Rises | The president of the National Indigenous of Ecuador (CONAIE), Jaime Vargas, said…

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-10-07). 'The drone revolution': Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno's neoliberal policies. thegrayzone.com Ecuador's workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington…

Staff (2019-10-07). Taxing Financial Transactions Is More Strategic Than Taxing High Wealth. truthout.org | | Presidential candidate Joe Biden is considering to propose a financial transactions tax as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, according to a recent report from the Washington Post. This is big news for those of us who have long advocated such a tax. | Bernie Sanders has taken the lead on this issue among presidential candi…

Staff (2019-10-07). Taxing Financial Transactions Is More Strategic Than Taxing High Wealth. truthout.org | | Presidential candidate Joe Biden is considering to propose a financial transactions tax as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, according to a recent report from The Washington Post. This is big news for those of us who have long advocated such a tax. | Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken the lead on this issue among presidential…

Sarah Anderson (2019-10-07). We've Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO Pay Problem on Their Own. counterpunch.org I went on CNBC's Squawk Box this week to talk about a new proposal from Senator Bernie Sanders to put tax penalties on corporations with extreme gaps between their CEO and worker pay. This is an issue I've been working on for many years. In fact, a dozen years ago, in August 2007, I had More

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-10-07). Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense. globalresearch.ca 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." …

WSWS (2019-10-07). US impeachment campaign escalates with claim of second whistleblower. wsws.org The Democratic Party continues to draw support from the intelligence agencies for its anti-Trump effort.

Renee Parsons (2019-10-07). The Dem-CIA Impeachment. Remove Trump from the Oval Office. globalresearch.ca It has been more than fascinating if not totally absorbing to watch the chain of events unfold over recent days with the Democrats in open cahoots with the CIA. Their joint goal is to remove the implacable Donald Trump from …

RT (2019-10-07). Ukrainegate goes to Pentagon: House Democrats subpoena DoD & OMB as part of Trump impeachment probe. rt.com Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump over allegedly using military aid to pressure Ukraine, House Democrats are demanding documents from the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget. | Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees of the US House of Representatives have sent out subpoenas, giving the Pentagon and the OMB a week to produce documents related to Trump's decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine. The deadline for compliance is October 15. | Trump "jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding military assistance prov…

Staff (2019-10-07). Republicans and Right-Wing Media Show Signs They'll Break With Trump. truthout.org | | The frantic pace of news about Trump's attempts to solicit foreign interference in the U.S. election hasn't slowed since the launch of the formal impeachment inquiry. The House released damning transcripts of texts between U.S. diplomats that describe withholding congressionally appropriated aid to the Ukraine in order to force an investigation into Hunter Biden. Secretary of…

John McMurtry (2019-10-07). Lawless Trump-Canada Connections. counterpunch.org Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto, a gross hypocrisy explains Yves Engler in light of oversights of more flagrant US and Israel terror victims. But the behaviour of Canada Foreign Affairs in joining the lawless US war of sanctions, embargos and military threats against Iran goes More

Irina Slav (2019-10-07). A Million-Mile Electric Car Battery? Musk Wasn't Lying. globalresearch.ca When earlier this year Tesla's Elon Musk said the company could soon have batteries lasting for over one million miles, many probably took it as yet another grand promise with less substance than realism requires. Now it seems Musk may …

John Feffer (2019-10-07). The New Age of Protest. counterpunch.org Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was More

The Canary (2019-10-07). Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action. thecanary.co Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding urgent action to deal with the world's climate crisis.Demonstrators marched through central London as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retire…

Staff (2019-10-07). Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests. truthdig.com BERLIN — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. | In Berlin, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital's Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. That protest began before dawn. | At Monday lunchtime, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road. | Related Articles: …

Staff (2019-10-07). The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Polluting Our STEM Schools. truthdig.com Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: " Listen to the scientists." | As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. | For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually all scientists agree that fossil fuels are heating the planet, so corporations are taking a new tack: peddling false solutions. | The fossil fuel industry has po…

Chris Hedges (2019-10-07). Time to Rebel. commondreams.org "It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth." (Photo: Mr.Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-10-07). How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education. counterpunch.org Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: "Listen to the scientists." As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually More

Jake Johnson (2019-10-07). Merging 'loyalty to the oil industry' and 'grudge against California,' Trump opens 725,000 acres to fossil fuel drilling. nationofchange.org "Turning over these spectacular wild places to dirty drilling and fracking will sicken Californians, harm endangered species, and fuel climate chaos."

Vandana Shiva (2019-10-07). We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org Biodiversity-based agriculture is not just a climate solution, it is also a solution to hunger. (Photo: Manipadma Jena / IPS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-07). Pompeo signs US-Greek military alliance and threatens Iran, Russia, China. wsws.org Aggressive US and European foreign policy is intensifying the risk that great-power conflict over the Balkans and the Middle East can trigger a global war.

Meena Miriam Yust (2019-10-07). Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet. globalresearch.ca If fish decline, so does a food source for humans and the water birds that feed on fish, and as insect pollinators decline, so do our crops and the plants around us. | *** | The emaciated polar bear, a sorry remnant …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-07). Pakistan -China -India Relations: Imran Khan's China Visit Meant to Influence President Xi's Upcoming India Meeting. globalresearch.ca Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday and he will likely try to coordinate with China over the Kashmir issue to gain strong Chinese backing. It is likely that China will also be asked by Khan …

Juan Cole (2019-10-07). Trump Talks Tough With Journalists But Lets Real Strongmen Like Turkey's Erdogan Walk All Over Him. commondreams.org Trump clearly has signed off on this plan, apparently afraid to take Erdogan on. (Photo: Russian President, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mairead Maguire (2019-10-07). Pathways to Peace. globalresearch.ca I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also all those attending for their work for peace. | I have …

WSWS (2019-10-07). Julian Assange's life is in danger! wsws.org John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, has warned that his son "may die" as a result of the conditions under which he is being imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London.

Chris Williamson (2019-10-07). Why I tabled an Early-day Motion Calling for the U.K Government to Free Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently published a video entitled "Journalism is not a crime." It boldly states that "you can't kill the truth," that "everyone deserves access to information," that "it's vital to hold governments to account" and …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-10-07). Why Are Americans So Confused About the Meaning of "Democratic Socialism"? dissidentvoice.org The meaning of democratic socialism‚Äïa mixture of political and economic democracy‚Äïshould be no mystery to Americans. After all, socialist programs have been adopted in most other democratic nations. And, in fact, Americans appear happy enough with a wide range of democratic socialist institutions in the United States, including public schools, public parks, minimum wage laws, Social Security, …

Staff (2019-10-07). "Environmentally Friendly" Charcoal Is Subsidizing Destruction of Gran Chaco. truthout.org | | The fires raging across the Brazilian Amazon have captured the world's attention. Meanwhile, South America's second-largest forest, the Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight. | The Gran Chaco, which spans from Bolivia and Braz…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-07). US Hostility Toward North Korean Sovereign Independence. Why Talks Go Nowhere. globalresearch.ca The US under both right wings of its war party is militantly hostile toward nations it doesn't control. | It's longstanding aim throughout…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-07). Turning 70: Xi's People's Republic of China. counterpunch.org During the era of Sovietology, experts would pour over images of the gathered politburo in Red Square, gazing with grey monolithic interest upon the military hardware moving across the forum. An absent figure might suggest a potential coup; a new face, a sinister reshuffle. A wink, a smile, a glare, a compendium of bodily moves More

Staff (2019-10-07). Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods. therealnews.com Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death.

Staff (2019-10-07). 18 Years Ago the Endless War in Afghanistan Began. therealnews.com Author and combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen and Afghan women's rights activist Fahima Gaheez speak on the tragedy of the longest war, what the past has wrought, and what the future portends.

Staff (2019-10-07). With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails. therealnews.com Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-07). Corbyn renews the call to bring football back to the people and it's resonating with fans. thecanary.co During a speech in Newcastle on 5 October, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a promise that shows he's with the people. He promised to: take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead. | "Football shouldn't be just a business…let's take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead." | During a speech in Newcastle, Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would make Premier League clubs pay for grass roots…

Sharon Kelly (2019-10-07). Washington petrochemical plant subsidies would violate federal 'double dipping' rules say environmental groups. nationofchange.org The Port of Kalama methanol plant, if built on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon, would expand North America's capacity to export products produced by fracked shale gas wells.

Staff (2019-10-07). GOP Lobbyists Behind Gas Industry 'Empowerment Alliance' Oppose Green New Deal. therealnews.com The group's spokesman is the former press secretary for U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and the 2004 Bush campaign. It does not disclose its funders over concerns of "eco-terrorists."

Targeted Justice (2019-10-07). Vircator Microwave Beams from Satellites against Targeted Individuals: Stop Torture and Experimentation on Citizens' Protest. globalresearch.ca There is a lot more corruption and crimes against humanity happening that people are not aware of. The hidden torture of unconsenting citizens leading us into modern day slavery. The CIA has taken control of the Military-Industrial complex and are …

(2019-10-07). Trump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Oil Drilling. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California's Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking. | The public lands …

Staff (2019-10-07). Trump's Stealth Attack on America's Seniors. truthdig.com Watch out, older Americans and people with disabilities! President Trump just announced a plan to give corporate health insurers more control over your health care. His new executive order calls for "market-based" pricing, which would drive up costs for everyone with Medicare, eviscerate traditional Medicare, and steer more people into for-profit "Medicare Advantage" plans. | Seema Verma, the Trump appointee who heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), may not have warne…

Elliot Sperber (2019-10-07). Chariots of War. counterpunch.org Chariots of War Chariots of war Were known in Ancient Rome As cars And ducks're called duck Because they duck And honcks are so-called for their call As foxes — who'll stalk In stalks of phlox, in flux, And flax and scratch their backs And sit and crack Their nuts and snack Owe their name More

Cesar Chelala (2019-10-07). Education is a Neglected Casualty of Wars and Displacements. counterpunch.org One of the neglected consequences of the recent wars and civilian conflicts in many parts of the world is their effect on people's education, particularly children's education. Because of the close connection between education and health, these events have had a severe effect on people's health —particularly on children- and on the countries' development. In More

Nicolas J S Davies (2019-10-07). Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, at least 40 civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in a combined U.S.-Afghan attack on a village in Taliban-controlled More

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-07). India-South Korea Security Cooperation. What Impacts on China? globalresearch.ca The Chinese Communist Party-backed "Global Times" was absolutely correct in publishing an analysis last month warning that "China Should Remain Alert To Indian-South Korean Security Cooperation" because New Delhi is attempting to leverage its newfound military ties with Seoul for …

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas Vows Elections, Talks With Hamas. telesurenglish.net Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would discuss plans for new parliamentary elections with all groups including rival Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas. | ANALYSIS: | How War Criminal Elliott Abrams Orchestrated the 2007 Hamas-Fateh Palestinian Civil War | During a meeting with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah in…

Hans Stehling (2019-10-07). If 4 Nuclear WMD Are More than Adequate for Israel's Defence — Why Is It Armed with an Estimated 400? globalresearch.ca Because the Israeli government refuses to be a party either to the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or the internationally agreed Chemical Weapons or Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC) (BWC), means that unlike the vast majority of UN Member States including …

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Afghanistan: 10 Killed in Bomb Attack on Security Recruits. telesurenglish.net A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27, local government sources said. | The bomb detonated in a rickshaw-like vehicle, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for provincial governor of Nangarhar, said. Casualties included recruits and civilians, including a child, local sources said. | Some of the wounded were in critical condition, Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, said. | No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic State group militants have…

GMWatch (2019-10-07). Resounding "No" to Monsanto's "Bogus" GM Drought-tolerant Maize. globalresearch.ca After more than 10 years of battling Monsanto's "bogus" drought tolerant maize project, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has welcomed the decision by the Minister of Agriculture, Ms Thoko Didiza, upholding the decision by the Executive Council: GMO …

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-07). John Lennon vs. the Deep State: One Man Against the 'Monster'. globalresearch.ca "You gotta remember, establishment, it's just a name for evil. The monster doesn't care whether it kills all the students or whether there's a revolution. It's not thinking logically, it's out of control."—John Lennon (1969) | John Lennon, born …

Union of Concerned Scientists (2019-10-07). 77 Groups Join to Counter Trump Administration Attack on "Science Advice" globalresearch.ca Political appointees in the Trump administration are already starting to eliminate science advisory committees, following a presidential executive order earlier this year directing agencies to reduce the total number of advisory committees by a third. This effort to undermine science …

The Global Research Team (2019-10-07). Global Research: Committed to Curbing Disinformation…With Your Help! globalresearch.ca In a "post-truth" "fake news" era, it is important now more than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by the mainstream media. | Global Research is committed to curbing the …

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2019-10-07). The Most Important Presidential Election Question (That No One Ever Asks!). globalresearch.ca Once again, the American voter has dutifully begun their quadrennial march to futility at the hands of another election cycle full of false prophets. None seem to realize or remember that the monocracy that they hold so sacrosanct is not- …

Larry Romanoff (2019-10-07). Let's Have a Financial Crisis: First, We Need a Central Bank. globalresearch.ca Westerners have been for generations infused with a conviction that a nation's central bank must, under threat of great 'moral hazard', be kept separate and independent of that nation's government. The reasons are unclear, but since this mythology qualifies as …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-07). Secretary of Defense, Incorporated. truthdig.com The man is so beautifully bland. In fact, I'd wager that only a tiny segment of Americans could name the current Secretary of Defense—and far fewer could pick him out of a lineup. Perhaps that's the point. President Trump, a celebrity ham, has tired of sharing the stage with big-name advisers such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser John Bolton. So they're both gone. In their place, Trump has installed faceless bureaucrats to run the most powerful national security state in human history. And the rest of us hardly notice. | Trump's appointment of Mark Esper as head of the larges…

Dan Bacher (2019-10-07). Judge Rules, Winnemem Wintu and WATER Prepare for Appeal in Siskiyou County CEQA Lawsuit. counterpunch.org Mt. Shasta, CA The Siskiyou Superior Court, on August 29, 2019, issued a Statement of Decision on Writ in the case of We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review (W.A.T.E.R.) and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe (WWT) v. Siskiyou County and Crystal Geyser Water Company, denying the Petitioners' challenge. The Petitioners, W.A.T.E.R. and WWT, had challenged the validity More

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-07). Critics Warn 'Deeply Chilling' Betrayal by Trump Paves Path for Turkish Slaughter of Kurdish Allies. commondreams.org "One way in which Trump is very consistent and stable when it comes to American presidential norms over the decades is betraying Kurds." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-07). 'Get On the Streets. And Bring Everybody': Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Two Weeks of Global Action. commondreams.org Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-10-07). 'Money Is Not Speech and Corporations Are Not People': Sanders Unveils Plan to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics. commondreams.org "Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president," Sanders said. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-10-07). Socialists Win in Portugal in Rebuke to Far-Right Populism. commondreams.org The center-right Social Democratic Party had its worst result in over three decades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Oborne (2019-10-07). UK Brexit Crisis: Destructive Agenda Which Could Shape Britain for Decades to Come. globalresearch.ca A man wearing tracksuit bottoms, a hoodie and an untucked shirt slouches into a Tory Party conference. He is tall, balding and in his mid-forties. | His every move is filmed or photographed by a platoon of cameramen as he's followed …

Staff (2019-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Orders U.S. Troops to Step Aside for Turkish Assault on Kurdish Forces, 109 Killed and 6,000 Wounded as Anti-Government Protests Rage in Iraq, Second Whistleblower Has Firsthand Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Scandal, Secretary of State Pompeo Calls Impeachment Inquiry "Silly Gotcha Game", Trump Calls GOP Senator Mitt Romney "Pompous" over Ukraine Rebuke, North Korea Calls Off Denuclearization Talks with the U.S., U.S. Meets with Taliban for First Time Since Trump Canceled Afghan Peace Talks, Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing One and Injuring Dozens, Protesters Call for Kavanaugh's Removal One Yea…

Staff (2019-10-07). "A Shakespearean Act of Betrayal": Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area. democracynow.org U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be "moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria," following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having…

Staff (2019-10-07). "A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color. democracynow.org At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…

Global Research News (2019-10-07). Selected Articles: Pathways to Peace. globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

United Nations (2019-10-07). Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities. un.org Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'. un.org The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-07). The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful. globalresearch.ca All those wondering who is in charge in Venezuela, should stop reading the biased and confusing corporate media and should look at who represents the country at the United Nations. The UN is not a perfect institution but it is …

United Nations (2019-10-07). 'Dangerous nationalism' seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief. un.org Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.

John Nichols (2019-10-07). The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump. thenation.com The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump…

Alanna Schubach (2019-10-07). Enough With The Flight Shaming, Already! thenation.com Enough With The Flight Shaming, Already!

The Canary (2019-10-07). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe questions detention as Australians freed from Iran. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has asked why she is still incarcerated in Iran more three years after being detained — after Australia secured the release of two citizens from the country last week.Jolie King, a dual British-Australian citizen, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin were returned to Australia last week, some three months after being arrested.The couple, who had been blogging and vlogging on their extended journey across Asia, were arrested on spying charges after flying a drone near a military base, Iranian officials confirmed.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran…

Mat Ward (2019-10-07). Day 4: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like. greenleft.org.au Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1243 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers

teleSUR (2019-10-06). 18 Killed in Iraq Overnight, Gov't Issues New Reform Plans. telesurenglish.net At least 18 people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Baghdad overnight, according to police and medical sources, as the cabinet tried to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment with a new reform plan. | RELATED: | Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Killed as Demonstrations Intensify | The scale of the protests, in which nearly 100 people have died since Tuesday, has taken the authorities by surprise. Two years after the defeat of the I…

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…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). Ecuador: 1st Confirmed Dead During Strike, Dozens Arrested for Price Rises. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean authorities have confirmed Sunday the first casualty due to the nationwide strike against President Lenin Moreno's neoliberal reforms, which has now reached its fourth day. | RELATED: | Thousands of Indigenous Farmers Head Towards Ecuador's Capital | The government of the southern province of Azuay, near the city of Cuenca, issued a statement…

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…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). 2nd Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Scandal Comes Forward. telesurenglish.net A second whistleblower has come forward with first-hand knowledge of United States President Donald Trump's attempts to get his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate political rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, lawyers for the intelligence official informed Sunday. | RELATED: | More Than Half in US Approve of Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Poll

The Canary (2019-10-06). Second whistleblower backs complaint in Trump inquiry. thecanary.co A second whistleblower has come forward in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, according to a lawyer representing the original whistleblower.Mark Zaid — who filed a formal complaint with the inspector general last month, triggering the impeachment inquiry — told The Associated Press that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, had not filed a complaint with the inspector general but had "firsthand knowledge that supported" the original whistleblower.The original whistleblower complained that Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a for…

RT (2019-10-06). 2nd whistleblower 'comes forward' with more Ukrainegate 'proof' in Trump impeachment saga — report. rt.com The lawyer representing a whistleblower, whose complaint fueled the Democrats' attempt to impeach Trump for "pressuring" Ukraine, said that a second intelligence officer with "first-hand knowledge" of allegations has spoken up. | Attorney Mark Zaid told ABC News that he is now representing the second whistleblower, who had already been interviewed by Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson. | Earlier, the New York Times reported that a second person may come forward and testify about the case, but it was not immediately clear whether Zaid's new client is the same person. | Zaid told me…

Richard Becker (2019-10-06). For the people's movement, impeachment offers road map to nowhere. liberationnews.org The deepening conflict over the impeachment of President Donald Trump is a struggle between factions of the capitalist ruling class and its governmental apparatus.

teleSUR (2019-10-06). Chinese State Oil Company Withdraws from $5bn Deal With Iran. telesurenglish.net China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) has pulled out of a US$5 billion deal with Iranian company PetroPars consisting of the development of a portion of Iran's huge offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh announced Sunday. | RELATED: | Iran Foils Foreign-Backed Assassination Plot Against General | "China's CNPC is no longer in the project," the minister said without detailing or presenting any reason to the retraction, which also…

RT (2019-10-06). 'I feel like never before': Russian-born LA 'Subway Soprano' gives tearful INTERVIEW after her 1st big stage performance (VIDEO). rt.com 'Subway Soprano' Emily Zamourka, a homeless singer who became a viral sensation overnight, couldn't hold back tears when talking to Ruptly after her first big stage performance. She said she's starting a full-time music career. | Speaking to RT's video agency Ruptly after her performance at the opening of the New Little Italy district in Los Angeles, the Russian-born Zamourka said she felt "like never before in her entire life." She sang an aria from Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini. | I feel this is… my chance of teaching people the real me, who I was the whole time. | It all started with a tweet o…

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. 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…

Andrew M. Johnson (2019-10-06). A Poor Perspective on the UBI. dissidentvoice.org Of late there has been a lot of ink spilled over the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has made it the center of his campaign. Before going too far, it should be noted that there are legitimate questions to be answered with such a revolutionary proposal and many …

James Risen (2019-10-06). Why is the Army Still Honoring Confederate Generals? theintercept.com Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept; Photos: National Archives, University of Georgia School of Law, Wikimedia Commons, Library of Congress, Getty Images | In the South in the years before the Civil War, it would have been difficult to find a more zealous advocate for slavery than Henry Lewis Benning. He was a firebrand from Georgia and an early advocate of Southern secession. As his public stature rose, Benning became an increasingly ardent voice for the creation of a pro-slavery Southern republic. He helped draft Georgia's ordinance of secession, which took the state out of the Union just before th…

RT (2019-10-06). 'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate. rt.com Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…

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The US-Iran Silent War Is Transformed into an "Iraq Uprising"
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
The last four days have shown that the ongoing US-Iran war is acutely affecting the whole region. This is now evident in Iraq where more than 105 people have been killed and thousands wounded in the course of demonstrations that …
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Iraq Protests: Spontaneous or Made in the USA?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Time and again, when peaceful protests turn violent in various countries, US dirty hands are involved. | There's no ambiguity about months of protests in Hong Kong, US dirty hands all over them, local elements involved having met with Trump regime …
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16 years on from Western invasion, bloodbath continues in Iraq
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
Over six days of clashes in Iraq, government forces have killed around a hundred protesters.Authorities have killed 12 anti-government demonstrators as part of the ongoing protests in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the latest fatalities amid unrest that has left more than 100 people dead and thousands injured.Iraq's government has scrambled to contain the popular anger that has convulsed Baghdad and a number of southern cities since Tuesday.Security forces responded with a crackdown on the spontaneous rallies of demonstrators demanding jobs, better services and an end to endemic corruption in the oil-rich country.
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Iraq is in Revolt
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
One of the strengths of the protest movement is that it has no leaders but is almost entirely spontaneous, with a wide variety of slogans, but this means the government has nobody to talk to, not that it is trying very hard to negotiate its way out of trouble. Many Iraqis say that it is a mistake to get rid of the government without knowing what will replace it but others argue that things could not be much worse for them and are prepared to take a leap in the dark.
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Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-07
| U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be "moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria," following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The…
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As Impeachment Looms, GOP Revolts Against Trump on Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
Sen. Lindsey Graham calls it "a disaster"; other Republicans express deep concerns, and Syria's Kurds accuse the U.S. of turning its back on allies.
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Trump's Syria Withdrawal Announcement Draws GOP Condemnation
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
Sen. Lindsey Graham calls it "a disaster"; other Republicans express deep concerns, and Syria's Kurds accuse the U.S. of turning its back on allies.
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US Troops Will Withdraw From Northeast Syria to Avoid Imminent Turkish Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-07
U.S.-backed forces in Syria said they would "not hesitate to turn any unprovoked attack by Turkey into an all-out war."

US Troops Will Withdraw From Northeast Syria to Avoid Imminent Turkish Invasion

US Pulls Troops from Syria as Turkey Prepares Offensive
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border Monday, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington, in a move U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as a bid to quit "endless wars." | RELATED: | Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdogan | The major policy shift, which h…
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Trump Is Inviting Genocide in Northern Syria
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Last week during the visit of the Finnish president, Trump acted out with a journalist, James Mason of Reuters who asked him a simple question. What exactly did Trump want from Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky during the notorious July telephone call? Trump did a bad de Niro impression, asking him, "You talking to me?" And then he browbeat the poor ma…
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What to Expect from Turkey's Coming Invasion of Syria
Vijay Prashad, E. Ahmet Tonak | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
The SDF is now vulnerable to the full might of the Turkish army. (Photo: James Gordon/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Turkey's Erdogan to Meet Trump in Washington DC to Discuss Syria
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-07
There had been expectations in Turkey of Trump-Erdogan meeting on Syria last month on sidelines of UN General Assembly, but it did not happen.

Turkey's Erdogan to Meet Trump in Washington DC to Discuss Syria

Turkey's Safe-zone and Refugee Peace-corridor in Syria Is a Cover for Encroachment and Territorial Expansion
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
On Saturday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that preparations have been made for a unilateral cross border air and land military operation in the next day or two, in northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River. Erdogan expressed his …
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The Domino Effect of Trump's Syria Withdrawal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, October 6, that the United States troops inside Syria would not defend the Syrian Democratic Forces, which have built an enclave inside Syria along a section of the Turkish border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are made up largely of Kurdish factions, who set up this armed force to defend the mainly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. When the U.S. began its attack on the Islamic State (ISIS), the SDF became the ground forces beneath the U.S. bombers. Now, the U.S. has decided to betray the sacrifice of the SDF. | Turkey has pr…
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Ecuador Protests Continue in Quito Amid Indigenous March
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
Indigenous groups of Ecuador continued their march towards Quito, the capital city, demanding respect for the collective rights of the people from President Lenin Moreno. | RELATED: | Ecuador: 1st Confirmed Dead During Strike, Dozens Arrested for Price Rises | The president of the National Indigenous of Ecuador (CONAIE), Jaime Vargas, said…
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'The drone revolution': Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno's neoliberal policies
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-07
Ecuador's workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington…
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We've Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO Pay Problem on Their Own
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
I went on CNBC's Squawk Box this week to talk about a new proposal from Senator Bernie Sanders to put tax penalties on corporations with extreme gaps between their CEO and worker pay. This is an issue I've been working on for many years. In fact, a dozen years ago, in August 2007, I had…
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Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
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." …
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The Dem-CIA Impeachment. Remove Trump from the Oval Office
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
It has been more than fascinating if not totally absorbing to watch the chain of events unfold over recent days with the Democrats in open cahoots with the CIA. Their joint goal is to remove the implacable Donald Trump from …
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US impeachment campaign escalates with claim of second whistleblower
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
The Democratic Party continues to draw support from the intelligence agencies for its anti-Trump effort.
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Republicans and Right-Wing Media Show Signs They'll Break With Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-07
| The frantic pace of news about Trump's attempts to solicit foreign interference in the U.S. election hasn't slowed since the launch of the formal impeachment inquiry. The House released damning transcripts of texts between U.S. diplomats that describe withholding congressionally appropriated aid to the Ukraine in order to force an investigation into Hunter Biden. Secretary of…
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Ukrainegate goes to Pentagon: House Democrats subpoena DoD & OMB as part of Trump impeachment probe
rt.com | 2019-10-07
Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump over allegedly using military aid to pressure Ukraine, House Democrats are demanding documents from the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget. | Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees of the US House of Representatives have sent out subpoenas, giving the Pentagon and the OMB a week to produce documents related to Trump's decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine. The deadline for compliance is October 15. | Trump "jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding military assistance prov…
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Lawless Trump-Canada Connections
John McMurtry | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto, a gross hypocrisy explains Yves Engler in light of oversights of more flagrant US and Israel terror victims. But the behaviour of Canada Foreign Affairs in joining the lawless US war of sanctions, embargos and military threats against Iran goes…
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A Million-Mile Electric Car Battery? Musk Wasn't Lying
Irina Slav | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
When earlier this year Tesla's Elon Musk said the company could soon have batteries lasting for over one million miles, many probably took it as yet another grand promise with less substance than realism requires. Now it seems Musk may …
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The New Age of Protest
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was…
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Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding urgent action to deal with the world's climate crisis.Demonstrators marched through central London as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retire…
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Merging 'loyalty to the oil industry' and 'grudge against California,' Trump opens 725,000 acres to fossil fuel drilling
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-07
"Turning over these spectacular wild places to dirty drilling and fracking will sicken Californians, harm endangered species, and fuel climate chaos."
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Time to Rebel
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
"It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth." (Photo: Mr.Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis
Vandana Shiva | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
Biodiversity-based agriculture is not just a climate solution, it is also a solution to hunger. (Photo: Manipadma Jena / IPS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Polluting Our STEM Schools
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: " Listen to the scientists." | As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. | For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually all scientists agree that fossil fuels are heating the planet, so corporations are taking a new tack: peddling false solutions. | The fossil fuel industry has po…
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Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
BERLIN — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. | In Berlin, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital's Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. That protest began before dawn. | At Monday lunchtime, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road. | Related Articles:


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How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education
Josue De Luna Navarro | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: "Listen to the scientists." As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually…
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Pompeo signs US-Greek military alliance and threatens Iran, Russia, China
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
Aggressive US and European foreign policy is intensifying the risk that great-power conflict over the Balkans and the Middle East can trigger a global war.
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Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet
Meena Miriam Yust | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
If fish decline, so does a food source for humans and the water birds that feed on fish, and as insect pollinators decline, so do our crops and the plants around us. | *** | The emaciated polar bear, a sorry remnant …
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Pakistan -China -India Relations: Imran Khan's China Visit Meant to Influence President Xi's Upcoming India Meeting
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday and he will likely try to coordinate with China over the Kashmir issue to gain strong Chinese backing. It is likely that China will also be asked by Khan …
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Trump Talks Tough With Journalists But Lets Real Strongmen Like Turkey's Erdogan Walk All Over Him
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
Trump clearly has signed off on this plan, apparently afraid to take Erdogan on. (Photo: Russian President, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pathways to Peace
Mairead Maguire | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also all those attending for their work for peace. | I have …
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Julian Assange's life is in danger!
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, has warned that his son "may die" as a result of the conditions under which he is being imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London.
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Why I tabled an Early-day Motion Calling for the U.K Government to Free Julian Assange
Chris Williamson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently published a video entitled "Journalism is not a crime." It boldly states that "you can't kill the truth," that "everyone deserves access to information," that "it's vital to hold governments to account" and …
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"Environmentally Friendly" Charcoal Is Subsidizing Destruction of Gran Chaco
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-07
| The fires raging across the Brazilian Amazon have captured the world's attention. Meanwhile, South America's second-largest forest, the Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight. | The Gran Chaco, which spans from Bolivia and Braz…
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US Hostility Toward North Korean Sovereign Independence. Why Talks Go Nowhere
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
The US under both right wings of its war party is militantly hostile toward nations it doesn't control. | It's longstanding aim throughout…
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18 Years Ago the Endless War in Afghanistan Began
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
Author and combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen and Afghan women's rights activist Fahima Gaheez speak on the tragedy of the longest war, what the past has wrought, and what the future portends.
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With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.
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Vircator Microwave Beams from Satellites against Targeted Individuals: Stop Torture and Experimentation on Citizens' Protest
Targeted Justice | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
There is a lot more corruption and crimes against humanity happening that people are not aware of. The hidden torture of unconsenting citizens leading us into modern day slavery. The CIA has taken control of the Military-Industrial complex and are …
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Trump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Oil Drilling

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California's Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking. | The public lands …
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Chariots of War
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
Chariots of War Chariots of war Were known in Ancient Rome As cars And ducks're called duck Because they duck And honcks are so-called for their call As foxes — who'll stalk In stalks of phlox, in flux, And flax and scratch their backs And sit and crack Their nuts and snack Owe their name…
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Trump's Stealth Attack on America's Seniors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
Watch out, older Americans and people with disabilities! President Trump just announced a plan to give corporate health insurers more control over your health care. His new executive order calls for "market-based" pricing, which would drive up costs for everyone with Medicare, eviscerate traditional Medicare, and steer more people into for-profit "Medicare Advantage" plans. | Seema Verma, the Trump appointee who heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), may not have warne…
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Turning 70: Xi's People's Republic of China
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
During the era of Sovietology, experts would pour over images of the gathered politburo in Red Square, gazing with grey monolithic interest upon the military hardware moving across the forum. An absent figure might suggest a potential coup; a new face, a sinister reshuffle. A wink, a smile, a glare, a compendium of bodily moves…
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Education is a Neglected Casualty of Wars and Displacements
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
One of the neglected consequences of the recent wars and civilian conflicts in many parts of the world is their effect on people's education, particularly children's education. Because of the close connection between education and health, these events have had a severe effect on people's health –particularly on children- and on the countries' development. In…
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Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, at least 40 civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in a combined U.S.-Afghan attack on a village in Taliban-controlled…
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India-South Korea Security Cooperation. What Impacts on China?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
The Chinese Communist Party-backed "Global Times" was absolutely correct in publishing an analysis last month warning that "China Should Remain Alert To Indian-South Korean Security Cooperation" because New Delhi is attempting to leverage its newfound military ties with Seoul for …
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Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death.
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Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas Vows Elections, Talks With Hamas
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would discuss plans for new parliamentary elections with all groups including rival Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas. | ANALYSIS: | How War Criminal Elliott Abrams Orchestrated the 2007 Hamas-Fateh Palestinian Civil War | During a meeting with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah in…
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Corbyn renews the call to bring football back to the people and it's resonating with fans
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
During a speech in Newcastle on 5 October, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a promise that shows he's with the people. He promised to: take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead. | "Football shouldn't be just a business…let's take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead." | During a speech in Newcastle, Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would make Premier League clubs pay for grass roots…
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If 4 Nuclear WMD Are More than Adequate for Israel's Defence — Why Is It Armed with an Estimated 400?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Because the Israeli government refuses to be a party either to the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or the internationally agreed Chemical Weapons or Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC) (BWC), means that unlike the vast majority of UN Member States including …
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Washington petrochemical plant subsidies would violate federal 'double dipping' rules say environmental groups
Sharon Kelly | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-07
The Port of Kalama methanol plant, if built on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon, would expand North America's capacity to export products produced by fracked shale gas wells.
nationofchange.org/2019/10/07/washington…

Afghanistan: 10 Killed in Bomb Attack on Security Recruits
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27, local government sources said. | The bomb detonated in a rickshaw-like vehicle, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for provincial governor of Nangarhar, said. Casualties included recruits and civilians, including a child, local sources said. | Some of the wounded were in critical condition, Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, said. | No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic State group militants have…
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GOP Lobbyists Behind Gas Industry 'Empowerment Alliance' Oppose Green New Deal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
The group's spokesman is the former press secretary for U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and the 2004 Bush campaign. It does not disclose its funders over concerns of "eco-terrorists."
therealnews.com/columns/gop-gas-industry…

The Most Important Presidential Election Question (That No One Ever Asks!)
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Once again, the American voter has dutifully begun their quadrennial march to futility at the hands of another election cycle full of false prophets. None seem to realize or remember that the monocracy that they hold so sacrosanct is not- …
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Let's Have a Financial Crisis: First, We Need a Central Bank
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Westerners have been for generations infused with a conviction that a nation's central bank must, under threat of great 'moral hazard', be kept separate and independent of that nation's government. The reasons are unclear, but since this mythology qualifies as …
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Global Research: Committed to Curbing Disinformation…With Your Help!
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
In a "post-truth" "fake news" era, it is important now more than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by the mainstream media. | Global Research is committed to curbing the …
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77 Groups Join to Counter Trump Administration Attack on "Science Advice"
Union of Concerned Scientists | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Political appointees in the Trump administration are already starting to eliminate science advisory committees, following a presidential executive order earlier this year directing agencies to reduce the total number of advisory committees by a third. This effort to undermine science …
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John Lennon vs. the Deep State: One Man Against the 'Monster'
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
"You gotta remember, establishment, it's just a name for evil. The monster doesn't care whether it kills all the students or whether there's a revolution. It's not thinking logically, it's out of control."–John Lennon (1969) | John Lennon, born …
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Resounding "No" to Monsanto's "Bogus" GM Drought-tolerant Maize
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
After more than 10 years of battling Monsanto's "bogus" drought tolerant maize project, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has welcomed the decision by the Minister of Agriculture, Ms Thoko Didiza, upholding the decision by the Executive Council: GMO …
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Secretary of Defense, Incorporated
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
The man is so beautifully bland. In fact, I'd wager that only a tiny segment of Americans could name the current Secretary of Defense–and far fewer could pick him out of a lineup. Perhaps that's the point. President Trump, a celebrity ham, has tired of sharing the stage with big-name advisers such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser John Bolton. So they're both gone. In their place, Trump has installed faceless bureaucrats to run the most powerful national security state in human history. And the rest of us hardly notice. | Trump's appointment of Mark Esper as head of the larges…
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Judge Rules, Winnemem Wintu and WATER Prepare for Appeal in Siskiyou County CEQA Lawsuit
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
Mt. Shasta, CA The Siskiyou Superior Court, on August 29, 2019, issued a Statement of Decision on Writ in the case of We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review (W.A.T.E.R.) and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe (WWT) v. Siskiyou County and Crystal Geyser Water Company, denying the Petitioners' challenge. The Petitioners, W.A.T.E.R. and WWT, had challenged the validity…
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Critics Warn 'Deeply Chilling' Betrayal by Trump Paves Path for Turkish Slaughter of Kurdish Allies
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
"One way in which Trump is very consistent and stable when it comes to American presidential norms over the decades is betraying Kurds." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Get On the Streets. And Bring Everybody': Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Two Weeks of Global Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Money Is Not Speech and Corporations Are Not People': Sanders Unveils Plan to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president," Sanders said. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Socialists Win in Portugal in Rebuke to Far-Right Populism
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
The center-right Social Democratic Party had its worst result in over three decades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UK Brexit Crisis: Destructive Agenda Which Could Shape Britain for Decades to Come
Peter Oborne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
A man wearing tracksuit bottoms, a hoodie and an untucked shirt slouches into a Tory Party conference. He is tall, balding and in his mid-forties. | His every move is filmed or photographed by a platoon of cameramen as he's followed …
globalresearch.ca/uk-brexit-crisis-next-…

"A Shakespearean Act of Betrayal": Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be "moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria," following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/7/syria_us_…

"A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…
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Selected Articles: Pathways to Peace
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
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Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.
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Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.
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The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
All those wondering who is in charge in Venezuela, should stop reading the biased and confusing corporate media and should look at who represents the country at the United Nations. The UN is not a perfect institution but it is …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-dignified-in…

'Dangerous nationalism' seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.
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The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-07
The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump…
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Enough With The Flight Shaming, Already!
Alanna Schubach | thenation.com | 2019-10-07
Enough With The Flight Shaming, Already!
thenation.com/article/greta-travel-clima…

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe questions detention as Australians freed from Iran
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has asked why she is still incarcerated in Iran more three years after being detained — after Australia secured the release of two citizens from the country last week.Jolie King, a dual British-Australian citizen, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin were returned to Australia last week, some three months after being arrested.The couple, who had been blogging and vlogging on their extended journey across Asia, were arrested on spying charges after flying a drone near a military base, Iranian officials confirmed.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran…
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Day 4: What the #WaterForRivers bus tour was really like
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-07
Aboriginal rights Mat WardIssue 1243 Australia Aboriginal culture Murray Darling River crisis Save Our Rivers…
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18 Killed in Iraq Overnight, Gov't Issues New Reform Plans
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-06
At least 18 people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Baghdad overnight, according to police and medical sources, as the cabinet tried to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment with a new reform plan. | RELATED: | Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Killed as Demonstrations Intensify | The scale of the protests, in which nearly 100 people have died since Tuesday, has taken the authorities by surprise. Two years after the defeat of the I…
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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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Ecuador: 1st Confirmed Dead During Strike, Dozens Arrested for Price Rises
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-06
Ecuadorean authorities have confirmed Sunday the first casualty due to the nationwide strike against President Lenin Moreno's neoliberal reforms, which has now reached its fourth day. | RELATED: | Thousands of Indigenous Farmers Head Towards Ecuador's Capital | The government of the southern province of Azuay, near the city of Cuenca, issued a statement…
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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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2nd Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Scandal Comes Forward
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-06
A second whistleblower has come forward with first-hand knowledge of United States President Donald Trump's attempts to get his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate political rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, lawyers for the intelligence official informed Sunday. | RELATED: | More Than Half in US Approve of Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Poll…
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Second whistleblower backs complaint in Trump inquiry
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-06
A second whistleblower has come forward in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, according to a lawyer representing the original whistleblower.Mark Zaid — who filed a formal complaint with the inspector general last month, triggering the impeachment inquiry — told The Associated Press that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, had not filed a complaint with the inspector general but had "firsthand knowledge that supported" the original whistleblower.The original whistleblower complained that Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a for…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/10/06/se…

2nd whistleblower 'comes forward' with more Ukrainegate 'proof' in Trump impeachment saga — report
rt.com | 2019-10-06
The lawyer representing a whistleblower, whose complaint fueled the Democrats' attempt to impeach Trump for "pressuring" Ukraine, said that a second intelligence officer with "first-hand knowledge" of allegations has spoken up. | Attorney Mark Zaid told ABC News that he is now representing the second whistleblower, who had already been interviewed by Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson. | Earlier, the New York Times reported that a second person may come forward and testify about the case, but it was not immediately clear whether Zaid's new client is the same person. | Zaid told me…
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For the people's movement, impeachment offers road map to nowhere
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-06
The deepening conflict over the impeachment of President Donald Trump is a struggle between factions of the capitalist ruling class and its governmental apparatus.
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Chinese State Oil Company Withdraws from $5bn Deal With Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-06
China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) has pulled out of a US$5 billion deal with Iranian company PetroPars consisting of the development of a portion of Iran's huge offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh announced Sunday. | RELATED: | Iran Foils Foreign-Backed Assassination Plot Against General | "China's CNPC is no longer in the project," the minister said without detailing or presenting any reason to the retraction, which also…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Says-Chines…

'I feel like never before': Russian-born LA 'Subway Soprano' gives tearful INTERVIEW after her 1st big stage performance (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-06
'Subway Soprano' Emily Zamourka, a homeless singer who became a viral sensation overnight, couldn't hold back tears when talking to Ruptly after her first big stage performance. She said she's starting a full-time music career. | Speaking to RT's video agency Ruptly after her performance at the opening of the New Little Italy district in Los Angeles, the Russian-born Zamourka said she felt "like never before in her entire life." She sang an aria from Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini. | I feel this is… my chance of teaching people the real me, who I was the whole time. | It all started with a tweet o…
rt.com/usa/470328-homeless-opera-singer-…

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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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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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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Why is the Army Still Honoring Confederate Generals?
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-10-06
Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept; Photos: National Archives, University of Georgia School of Law, Wikimedia Commons, Library of Congress, Getty Images | In the South in the years before the Civil War, it would have been difficult to find a more zealous advocate for slavery than Henry Lewis Benning. He was a firebrand from Georgia and an early advocate of Southern secession. As his public stature rose, Benning became an increasingly ardent voice for the creation of a pro-slavery Southern republic. He helped draft Georgia's ordinance of secession, which took the state out of the Union just before th…
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'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate
rt.com | 2019-10-06
Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…
rt.com/usa/470336-trump-biden-family-pai…

1 suspect arrested, 1 at large after Kansas City bar shooting kills 4 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-06
One man has been arrested following a shooting in a Kansas City bar that killed four people and injured five others. Police say that a second suspect remains at large and should be considered "armed and dangerous". | The incident took place shortly before 1: 30am at the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas City. | A truly heartbreaking moment, a circle of woman hugging one another, crying outside at a bar where 9 people were shot, 4 died in KCK. @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/ljiyuIQRuQ–…
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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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'Unfit to Sit': Rallies Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment on One-Year Anniversary of Senate Confirmation
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-06
"The public deserves to know the truth about whether Kavanaugh lied under oath, whether he committed sexual assault, and whether he really deserves to be on the Supreme Court." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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