Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

2019-10-08: News Headlines

Middle East Eye (2019-10-08). As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object. theantimedia.com Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

Ed Sykes (2019-10-08). MPs call for UK to 'stand against' NATO member's invasion of northern Syria. thecanary.co NATO's second largest army is currently on the verge of invading northern Syria. And a cross-party group of MPs has called for the UK to "steadfastly…

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Iraqi PM Issues 2nd Reform Package Amid Renewed Protests. telesurenglish.net Iraq's government issued a second package of proposed social reforms Tuesday in an attempt to appease the demands of anti-government protesters who for eight days have demonstrated nationwide, with the loss of 110 lives and 6,000 wounded. | RELATED: | Death Toll Rises in Iraq, Unrest Hits Baghdad's Sadr City | Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi issued a 13-point p…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-08). Betrayal Is American Foreign Policy. truthdig.com The Kurds of northern Syria are simply the latest in a long line of Middle Eastern allies the U.S. has abandoned in their time of need.

Juan Cole (2019-10-08). Winners and Losers From Trump Throwing Syrian Kurds Under the Bus. commondreams.org It is difficult to see in what way Russia is benefited by Turkey's incursion into northeast Syria. (Photo: @LevHavryliv/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). Trump Regime Escalates Economic War on China. globalresearch.ca The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Vaunted Pentagon forces failed to defeat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after 18 years of trying, nor Syrian resistance …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). US Plans Permanent Occupation of Syrian Territory? globalresearch.ca International law is clear and unequivocal. No nation may interfere in the internal affairs of others. | No foreign military of proxy force may occupy another country's territory. No nation may attack another state without Security Council authorization — permitted only …

Eds. (2019-10-08). State of exception in Ecuador amid strong protests. mronline.org President Lenin Moreno declared a national state of exception due to protests against the elimination of fuel subsidies and expressed he ¥s not taking a step-back on reestablishing it because it ¥s "a distortion that caused deterioration to the national economy." | Source

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Ecuador: Public Radio Pulled Off Air Amid Anti-Gov't Protests. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean public radio Pichincha Universal denounced its signal has been pulled off the air and equipment was confiscated, as police raided the radio station Tuesday afternoon amid extensive coverage of the anti-government protests. | RELATED: | 'Ecuadoreans Can't Take It Anymore': Protesters, Indigenous People March on as Gov't Flees Capital | "We reject this intervention. We've just been informing the public. I strongly reject this attitude," Wa…

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-10-08). "You can't take on a corrupt system if you take its money": Bernie Sanders announces plan to get money out of politics. nationofchange.org "Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."

Norman Solomon (2019-10-08). Bernie's Heart. And Ours. counterpunch.org Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be a good time to consider some literal and symbolic meanings. Bernie immediately used his heart trouble to advance a central mission. From the hospital, he tweeted: "I'm fortunate to have good More

Patrick Martin (2019-10-08). US Impeachment Campaign Escalates with Claim of Second Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca The conflict between President Trump and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend, with attorneys for the CIA officer who triggered an impeachment inquiry declaring that there were other "whistleblowers" coming forward to provide testimony in support of his allegations against …

Staff (2019-10-08). Constitutional Collision: Trump Won't Cooperate in Impeachment Probe. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. | Trump attorneys sent a letter to House leaders bluntly stating their refusal to participate in the quickly moving impeachment investigation. | "Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it," White House Counsel Pat Cipo…

RT (2019-10-08). Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems file subpoena. rt.com The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment drive, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the committee chairmen leading the efforts have issued a subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testi…

Richard Becker (2019-10-08). For the People's Movement, Trump Impeachment Offers Road Map to Nowhere. globalresearch.ca The deepening conflict over the impeachment of President Donald Trump is a struggle between factions of the capitalist ruling class and its governmental apparatus. The fight is fundamentally over which side will exercise control over the state and government with …

Staff (2019-10-08). New Poll Shows Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org | | A new Washington Post/Schar School poll released Tuesday showed a majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic jump in support for the proceedings in the wake of the whistleblower complaint over Trump's talks with Ukrai…

Staff (2019-10-08). Support for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing. truthdig.com A new poll finds 58 percent of the public, including 30 percent of Republicans, now say the House was right to launch a formal inquiry.

WSWS (2019-10-08). "Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd grills senator: "You don't trust the FBI and CIA?" wsws.org An exchange between "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson sums up the right-wing basis on which the Democratic Party is conducting its impeachment drive against Trump.

RT (2019-10-08). Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems say they will subpoena. rt.com The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment effort, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the chairmen of the committees leading the efforts plan to subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to te…

John Wojcik (2019-10-08). As Trump spins out of control, support for impeachment swells. peoplesworld.org The latest Washington Post poll shows 58% of Americans supporting the impeachment inquiry against the president versus 38% opposed and, for the first time, even Republicans are joining those voices with 18% of them agreeing with the probe. The poll follows a scathing ruling from a federal judge yesterday that brushed aside claims by Trump …

Staff (2019-10-08). The Real Impeachment Scandal Isn't About Trump. truthdig.com As impeachment mania reaches fever pitch, will the catastrophes that paved the way for Trump's election be brushed aside? You can bet on it.

Andrew Bacevich (2019-10-08). The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump's Impeachment in Context. commondreams.org To win reelection, Trump, a corrupt con man (who jumped ship on his own bankrupt casinos, money in hand, leaving others holding the bag) will cheat and lie. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-08). State Department Blocks EU Ambassador's Deposition in Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org | | The State Department directed U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland not to appear Tuesday morning for a scheduled hearing about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine. | Sondland, a key figure in the burgeoning scandal at the heart of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, had previously agreed to appear voluntarily before the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees behind closed-doors. | The decision to block the top diplomat from speaki…

Jerome Irwin (2019-10-08). 7.5 Million Humans Say No to Climate Crisis and Yes to Life. counterpunch.org As one of the 7.5 million who recently put their bodies where their mouth are to visibly say "NO" to an out-of-control global climate crisis, this writer continues to reflect upon what lies behind the futility of so many climate crises, anti-war, pro-human protests of the past, and the even more aggressive protests that will More

Ilana Novick (2019-10-08). Twitter Rakes in Cash From Anti-Immigrant Bigots. truthdig.com The group's name is bland enough: Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). It doesn't explain its specific position on immigration—it could want to expand or limit it, but the word reform doesn't tell us anything either way. That meaningless name is helpful for evading scrutiny, which is perhaps why, as Alex Kotch reports in Sludge, the "prominent anti-immigrant organization has spent $934,000 on Twitter ads, and Twitter sees no problem with this." | A little under $1 million in promoted tweets over a few years might not seem like a lot of…

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2019-10-08). Cuba, reforestation and the climate crisis. workers.org On the Rio San Juan in the Sierra del Rosario biosphere in Cuba. The following is a slightly edited talk given at a Workers World Party forum on Oct. 3 in New York City. Hedgecoke participated in the 50th Venceremos Brigade this summer. We meet on stolen land. This is . . . | Continue reading Cuba, reforestation and the climate crisis at Workers.org

Chitrangada Choudhury — Aniket Aga (2019-10-08). Sowing the Seeds of the Climate Crisis in Odisha. counterpunch.org "Everybody is doing it. So we are too," said Rupa Pirikaka, somewhat uncertainly. 'It' is genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton seeds, now easily bought at the local market, or even in one's own village. 'Everybody' is countless other farmers like her in the village of and across the rest of south-western Odisha's Rayagada district. "They are getting money in their hands," she says. More

teleSUR (2019-10-08). France Not To Sign Mercosur Agreement Due to Amazon Destruction. telesurenglish.net France will not sign the EU-Mercosur farming deal struck between the European Union and the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay under current conditions, France's environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | France, First Country in EU With Facial Recognition ID System | "We can't sign a trade treaty with a country that doesn't respect the Amazon forest, that doesn't respect the Paris (climate) treaty. France will not sign the Mercosur deal under t…

Jessica Corbett (2019-10-08). 'Get on the streets. And bring everybody': Extinction Rebellion kicks off two weeks of global action. nationofchange.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. | "Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governme…

Associated Press (2019-10-08). Swedish teen climate activist rallies crowd in South Dakota. peoplesworld.org RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden urged politicians Monday at a South Dakota appearance to listen to indigenous people on climate change. Greta Thunberg spoke at a rally in Rapid City that attracted hundreds of people. She spoke out against the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline through South …

Chika Unigwe (2019-10-08). It's Not Just Greta: Why are the Developing World's Inspiring Activists Being Ignored? counterpunch.org Ridhima Pandey was just nine years old in 2017 when she filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action against climate change. Pandey's fierce, astounding passion for the environment is not accidental. Her mother is a forestry guard and her father an environmental activist; and the whole family was displaced by More

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-08). Instead of Explaining Greta Thunberg, Debate Her Claims. counterpunch.org What is Greta Thunberg's superpower? She obviously has one, if not more. Your average sixteen-year-old doesn't start successful global activist movements, address UN Climate Action Summits, and have those addresses go viral as death metal videos. Critics slam Thunberg as everything from "mentally ill" (a claim which got one Fox News guest blacklisted), to naive More

Staff (2019-10-08). Over 700 Arrested During Extinction Rebellion Climate Actions. truthout.org | | More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions as the group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of protests in 60 cities worldwide, demanding urgent government action on the climate crisis. Its members have superglued themselves to government buildings, occupied public landmarks, shut down roads and taken to the streets to sound the alarm about the impending catastrophe of global warming. Extinction Rebellion, a nonpolitical movement, launched last year in the U.K. and rose…

Scott Ritter (2019-10-08). Donald Trump's Iran Humiliation. truthdig.com Exactly 17 months have passed since President Donald Trump precipitously withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, or JCPOA. Two and a half months later, on July 22, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech to a group of Irani…

WSWS (2019-10-08). Australia's prisoner swap with Iran contrasts with persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The deal exposes the denial of basic legal and democratic rights by the Australian, British and US governments in the continued detention and psychological torture of the WikiLeaks founder.

Philip Weiss (2019-10-08). Israelis Were 'Saddened' to Have to Kill Gaza Protesters, to Avert 'Bloodbath'. globalresearch.ca Have you watched reports of the Chinese government's attacks on protesters in Hong Kong? American media are outraged, and the shooting of a young man two days ago was national news here. The fact that the protesters hurl bricks is …

Chit Wai John Mok (2019-10-08). Hong Kongers Need to Prepare for a Long Fight. A Very Long One. progressive.org Protesters have been expressing a strong yearning for victory: "I want to win."

Staff (2019-10-08). Demonstrations Continue in Hong Kong in Defiance of Face Mask Ban. therealnews.com Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two protesters for defying the ban on wearing face masks during demonstrations.

Drew Garvie (2019-10-08). Canada's "Minister of War" Chrystia Freeland pursues "America First" foreign policy. peoplesworld.org In Canada's 2015 parliamentary elections, Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party ran on a vague anti-war platform that emphasized peacekeeping. However, the last four years have seen an escalation in militarism and Canada's involvement in U.S.-led regime change attempts around the world. These efforts have been led by one of Trudeau's cabinet stars, Chrystia Freeland, who has …

Anna-Catherine Brigida (2019-10-08). Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing Violence Remain Undeterred. theintercept.com Heydi Lizbeth García Girón is haunted by the memory of the day her partner tried to kill her. | "I can't sleep at night because when I close my eyes, I see the image of him over me with a machete," said García Girón, in an interview at the office of a women's rights organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in June. | In October of last year, García Girón returned to her home in Tegucigalpa with her partner of nine years, their 6-year-old daughter, and García Girón's 12-year-old son. Her partner was in a nasty temper, accusing her of lying about being with a friend earlier in the day. He sent her son to the store, a…

South Front (2019-10-08). Video: Idlib Militants Retreating to Turkish Border. globalresearch.ca On October 5, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Ballisa and Agr Hilltop in southern Idlib. The strikes eliminated at least 9 militants and became a logical continuation of …

WSWS (2019-10-08). "Defender 2020": NATO powers threaten war against Russia. wsws.org In the coming year, armed forces from 17 NATO states, including the US and Germany, will carry out the "Defender 2020" manoeuvres.

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-08). The US-Brokered Taliban-India Prisoner Swap Is a Pretty Big Deal. globalresearch.ca The US-brokered Taliban-Indian prisoner swap might lead to the resumption of the Afghan peace process but the deal also carries with it somewhat uncomfortable optics for Pakistan since it was likely agreed to during US peace envoy Khalilzad's "ice-breaking" meeting …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). Trump Escalated Wars He Inherited. globalresearch.ca Trump is no peacenik, far from it. He's the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents — waging endless wars of aggression, and by other means, against nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | He's the US liar-in chief, time …

Robert Fisk (2019-10-08). "Your Transaction Has Been Canceled": Lessons in Lebanon's Economy. counterpunch.org I sniffed something was wrong in Lebanon when the central bank governor Riad Salame announced to us all that there were plenty of dollars in the system. No shortages. No tightening of the purse strings. I still have the papers with his announcement on page one. Both before, during and after the 1975-1990 civil war, More

Aaron Maté (2019-10-08). US arming of Ukraine is a scandal on its own. thegrayzone.com There is growing evidence that President Donald Trump briefly froze U.S. military assistance to Ukraine for political goals. Max Blumenthal…

commondreams (2019-10-08). 30+ Civil Rights Organizations Call On Elected Officials to Stop Amazon's Doorbell Surveillance Partnerships With Police. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Bolsonaro Introduces Bill to Dollarize Brazilian Economy. telesurenglish.net President Jair Bolsonaro's administration revealed Tuesday a "foreign exchange liberalization" bill, to be presented to the Brazilian Congress, which paves the way to the dollarization of the Brazilian economy. | RELATED: | Brazilians Spend More on Transportation Than on Food: Study | "Bank accounts, wages and prices could be dollarized, burying once and f…

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Social Movements Plan March On Sao Paulo for Lula. telesurenglish.net Social movements in Brazil are planning a march to Sao Paulo for October 13th, to demand that former leftist President Lula Da Silva be freed from jail, where he has been detained since April 2018 on trumped-up charges. | RELATED: | Lula's Letter to Brazil's People: I Won't Bargain my Freedom | The organizers of the "Justice for Lula" event, together with the Lula Libre Committee, reported that the demonstration aims to denounce the crimes and legal war that have made it impossible…

Staff (2019-10-08). China vs NBA: That Tweet Is No Slam Dunk. therealnews.com A tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey provoked Chinese TV into banning an upcoming NBA game. So instead of talking about Uighur concentration camps, the murder of Chinese protestors, or the upcoming trade war, US media is asking about the future of NBA-China relations.

Staff (2019-10-08). Laura Flanders Show: How Can Municipal Government Promote Economic Democracy? therealnews.com New York, NY…its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and 1 deputy mayor with some pretty creative plans for how to spend it. What can one city do? And what's it gonna take to create a non-racist democracy? J Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives is my…

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-08). Guns For Hire: the US Shouldn't Be Using the Military to Police the Globe. counterpunch.org The American Empire—with its endless wars waged by U.S. military servicepeople who have been reduced to little more than guns for hire: outsourced, stretched too thin, and deployed to far-flung places to police the globe—is approaching a breaking point. War has become a huge money-making venture, and America, with its vast military empire and its incestuous relationship with a host of international defense contractors, is one of its best buyers and sellers. In fact, as Reuters reports, "[President] Trump has gone further than any of his predecessors to act as a salesman for the U.S. defense industry."

Katie Fite (2019-10-08). Owyhee Ecocide: Anatomy of BLM's Ancient Juniper Forest Destruction. counterpunch.org For many years, BLM had plotted a massive deforestation project aimed at destroying ancient juniper trees living on Juniper Mountain in the Owyhee Canyonlands. The mountain is a long high ridge cut by headwater drainages of the Middle and North Fork Owyhee Rivers and Red Canyon Creek. Its right by the Oregon border, and has More

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-10-08). The Political Realities of Science Work. counterpunch.org In his recent piece "Geo-engineering is a Scam", Josue De Luna Navarro points out a fact that has always been true of the engineering profession (and also most other highly refined professions) that its students, first seeking education, and then as graduates seeking employment and lengthy careers, are destined to serve monied patrons, the Golden More

The Canary (2019-10-08). Nobel prize winner missed call informing him of prestigious honour. thecanary.co A newly-crowned Nobel Laureate who was the first to discover an exoplanet missed the initial phone call telling him he had won the prestigious award.University of Cambridge professor Didier Queloz is one of three scientists to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and "Earth's place in the cosmos".One half of the award was given to James Peebles, from Princeton University, US, "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology".The other half went jointly to Swiss pair Michel Mayor and Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a s…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-10-08). 'Through Positive Eyes' lifts up the work of HIV/AIDS 'artivists'. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—A broadly conceived, eye-opening exhibition on the human condition awaits the visitor at UCLA's Fowler Museum on the expansive West L.A. campus. The range of images included recalls the famous book The Family of Man, based on a 1955 exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art organized by photographer Edward Steichen. The distinguishing …

RT (2019-10-08). 'Don't tempt me': Hillary threatens to enter 2020 race after Trump Twitter jab. rt.com Hillary Clinton has threatened to enter the 2020 presidential race for president after President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that she throw her hat in the ring in an effort to "steal it away" from Elizabeth Warren. | Trump tweeted Tuesday that "Crooked Hillary" should run for president again to deprive the "Uber Left" Warren of a shot at the White House, but only on "one condition" to be subpoenaed to "explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors." | I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one…

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Bangladeshis Protest Murder of Student by Ruling Party Workers. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Bangladeshi university students protested Monday after an undergraduate student was allegedly murdered in the capital city Dhaka by the ruling party workers. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Charges 16 for Burning Alive Sexual Abuse Survivor | Abrar Fahad, 21 – a student at the prestigious Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) was allegedly killed over a Facebook post which criticized the government's water-sharing agreement with India. | During the visit…

Joseph Thomas (2019-10-08). US-China Telecom Warfare: Myanmar Turns to China's Huawei Despite US Pressure. globalresearch.ca The Southeast Asian state of Myanmar, despite pressure from Washington, has decided to work with Chinese telecom company Huawei to develop its national 5G communication network. | The move by Myanmar is just one among many by the entire region to …

WSWS (2019-10-08). Australian PM aligns with Trump administration against "globalism" and China. wsws.org Morrison reviewed the sweeping steps that have already been taken to assist the United States wage "strategic competition" against China.

WSWS (2019-10-08). Little prospect of agreement as US-China trade talks set to resume. wsws.org China is reported to be opposed to any all-encompassing deal on trade and changes to its economic programs along the lines being demanded by the US.

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-10-08). China-U.S. Relations: From Trade War to Hot War? globalresearch.ca 70 years ago in April 1949 the last Western military action took place on Chinese territory. The ' Amethyst Incident' saw Chinese Red Army troops fire on a British warship sent to remove UK embassy staff from the Chinese capital. …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-08). Is China "Buying Brazil"? Has President Bolsonaro Changed His Aggressive Anti-China Stance? globalresearch.ca In an interview with DW Brasil, former Brazilian ambassador to Beijing, Marcos Caramuru, revealed the great interest Chinese companies have in potential infrastructure work in Brazil. Even with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro showing initial hostility towards China during his …

WSWS (2019-10-08). Trump issues proclamation to deny immigration visas to workers lacking health insurance. wsws.org Last Friday, the White House released a presidential proclamation suspending immigration visas for applicants "who will financially burden the United States health care system."

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-08). Can the US Starve Hezbollah of Funds? globalresearch.ca Over the years, researchers have copied and parroted inaccurate declassified US intelligence reports on Hezbollah's sources of income around the world. These documents claim Hezbollah lives off selling smuggled cigarettes and illegally copied CDs or on income generated by selling …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-08). Baby You're a (Super) Rich Man! globalresearch.ca Baby You're a Rich Man | The Beatles | How does it feel to be | One of the beautiful people | Now that you know who you are | What do you want to be | And have you traveled very far | Far as the …

World Rainforest Movement (2019-10-08). Compensating for Forest Loss or Advancing Forest Destruction? globalresearch.ca The government of India, hand-in-hand with companies and conservationist NGOs, keeps pushing to expand their control over forests and evict forest-dependent communities. The February 2019 Supreme Court eviction order and a proposal for amendments to the colonial Indian Forest

True Publica (2019-10-08). Johnson's Government Now Resorts to Threatening EU27 — Diplomatic Fallout Next? globalresearch.ca The Johnson government has taken another desperate turn to hold on to power and is doing so in such a fashion that it could threaten the British nation-state will all sorts of implications for a very long time. These threats …

Prison Radio (2019-10-08). Collective Punishment Inside U.S. Prisons Must End! Mumia Abu-Jamal and Bryant Arroyo have filed Inmate Grievances. globalresearch.ca News from inside is that collective punishment is being rolled out across the state. Under the guise of their new "Violence Reduction Initiative" the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) has begun punishing all inmates "associated" or on the same …

Martin McQuillan (2019-10-08). Boris Johnson's Claims on Nuclear Fusion Leave Scientists Baffled. globalresearch.ca Boris Johnson's claims that the UK is 'on the verge of creating commercially viable miniature fusion reactors for sale around the world' has left scientists and industry experts baffled — as it is still decades off. | *** | During his big …

Mel Gurtov (2019-10-08). Overreach, the Achilles Heel of Autocrats. counterpunch.org It Has Happened Here and Everywhere It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the democratic wave sweeping Europe in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. It seems like yesterday that we hailed the Arab Spring and its potential for democratization across the Middle East. It seems like yesterday that we scoffed at More

Laura Finley (2019-10-08). The Death Penalty is Barbaric and Ineffective. counterpunch.org October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. That the U.S. continues to use this broken and antiquated system of (in)justice is reprehensive in so many ways, but among the most important is the issue of sentencing people to death row wrongfully and executing people who did not commit the offenses that resulted in More

WSWS (2019-10-08). CUPE torpedoes Ontario school support-staff strike, accepts Ford's wage and budget cuts. wsws.org CUPE has agreed to a sell-out contract that strengthens the hand of the Ford government as it presses forward with savage cuts to education, including dramatic class-size increases.

Eugene Robinson (2019-10-08). On the Bootlicking Cowardice of Republicans. commondreams.org Trump has rarely been held accountable for his bad behavior. He seems not to enjoy the experience. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-08). Key witness in trial and conviction of police officer Amber Guyger murdered in Dallas. wsws.org Joshua Brown was killed two days after the sentencing of the officer to ten years in prison for the September 6, 2018 off-duty shooting death of Botham Jean in his own apartment.

Staff (2019-10-08). 3 Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Work to Understand Cosmos. truthdig.com STOCKHOLM — A Canadian American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with implications for that nagging question: Does life exist only on Earth? | Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology. Swiss star-gazers Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, both of the University of Geneva, were honored for finding an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — that orbits a sun-like s…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-08). After US Withdrawal, Turkey Announces Troops Are In Place for Planned Offensive Against Kurds in Syria. commondreams.org A day after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, Turkey announced its plans to move ahead with military operations in the country targeting Kurdish forces. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-08). Ecuador's President Moves Government From Capital as Protests Over Austerity Measures Continue. commondreams.org Ecuadorian President Len√≠n Moreno announced late Monday that he had temporarily moved government operations out of the capital of Quito following days of nationwide protests led by unions and Indigenous groups against austerity measures unveiled last week, including the end of decades-old fuel subsidies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-08). 'Literally Relitigating Watergate': Trump DOJ Argues Court Was Wrong to Hand Over Grand Jury Material in Nixon Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org "Wow," said the federal judge hearing the case. "The department is taking an extraordinary position." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-08). 'The Tide Has Shifted': New Poll Shows Nearly 60% of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org The Washington Post-Schar School poll also found 49 percent of Americans want the House to call for president's removal from office | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-08). 'What Is the Trump Administration Trying to Hide?' Asks Sanders After President Blocks Amb. Gordon Sondland Testimony. commondreams.org The Trump administration blocked Gordon Sondland, his ambassador to the European Union, from giving a highly-anticipated testimony to three House committees on Tuesday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump—intensifying speculation that the president is hiding information about his request for foreign intervention in the 2020 presidential election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-10-08). In European First, Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Sweden Would Enshrine Rights of Nature. commondreams.org "When we're in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse," said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, "I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-08). To Stop Threat of 'For-Profit Surveillance,' Rights Groups Demand End to Partnerships That Give Cops Access to Amazon Ring Data. commondreams.org "Our elected officials are supposed to protect us, both from abusive policing practices and corporate overreach. These partnerships are a clear case of both." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-08). 'Good!' Says Sanders as Lobbyists Lash Out at Proposal to End Corporate Domination of US Politics. commondreams.org "We welcome their hatred," said Sanders adviser Warren Gunnels | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

James Risen (2019-10-08). Trump's Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment of Journalists at the Border. theintercept.com The bastard child of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to help fight terrorism. All it really did was enhance executive power.

The Canary (2019-10-08). MPs anxious about UK's no-deal Brexit toilet paper supplies. thecanary.co Britain's toilet paper supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been raised in parliament.Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards used a written question to ask ministers for details on how long stocks of loo roll will last in such a scenario.Cabinet office minister Simon Hart said the UK government is working to ensure the "best possible preparation" to support the flow of goods.Edwards wrote: "To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how long supplies of toilet paper will last in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal?"Portable toilets (Victoria Jones/PA)Hart…

GMWatch (2019-10-08). Brexit: Boris Johnson Moves to Scrap Environment and GMO Safeguards to Get Deal with Trump. globalresearch.ca When Boris Johnson used his first three speeches as UK Prime Minister to flag up his desire to "liberate" GMOs as part of Brexit, we warned that this meant his priority was doing a trade deal with Donald Trump at …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-08). L'F-35 nell'agenda segreta di Pompeo a Roma. globalresearch.ca Il caccia stealth F-35 si rende invisibile non solo ai radar ma anche alla politica: nei comunicati degli incontri del segretario di stato Usa Mike Pompeo a Roma non ce n'è traccia. Il Corriere della Sera rivela perà≤ che Pompeo …

Carne Ross (2019-10-08). Trump's Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East's Only Woman-Led Democracy. thenation.com Trump's Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East's Only Woman-Led Democracy…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-08). As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country. thenation.com As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2019-10-08). Centrist Elites Want Trump Impeached for Their Own Political Gain. thenation.com Centrist Elites Want Trump Impeached for Their Own Political Gain…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-10-08). Don't Let Impeachment Conceal Trump's Serial Derelictions of Duty. thenation.com Don't Let Impeachment Conceal Trump's Serial Derelictions of Duty…

Laura Carlsen (2019-10-08). Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship. thenation.com Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship…

John Nichols (2019-10-08). It's Not a Coup, It's the Constitution. thenation.com It's Not a Coup, It's the Constitution…

Dave Zirin (2019-10-08). The NBA Is Only 'Woke' When It's Profitable. thenation.com The NBA Is Only 'Woke' When It's Profitable…

RT (2019-10-08). Get your popcorn? Trump & Comey to face off…in TV drama series. rt.com Russiagate may have fizzled out, but efforts to cash in on the ensuing hysteria have only just begun. CBS Studios will make a TV show based on the debunked conspiracy theory, with some already joking it will surely not be biased.

Global Research News (2019-10-08). Selected Articles: US-China Telecom Warfare. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Jenny Farrell (2019-10-08). 'Walk with Gandhi' on the 150th anniversary of his birth. peoplesworld.org Bóthar na Saoirse (Road to Freedom) Walk with Gandhi is a beautiful book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's birth on October 2, 1869. The book is a collection of haiga, a style of Japanese painting often accompanied by a haiku poem. The artists are the watercolorist Masood Hussain, from Kashmir, and the …

Cathy Deppe (2019-10-08). 'Shusenjo': The WWII 'comfort women' issue receives a startling documentary film treatment. peoplesworld.org Should there be a reckoning from the Japanese government and its Imperial Japanese Army for authorizing the holding of women from Korea and elsewhere in sexual slavery from as early as 1932 through the end of World War II? Or should history be revised to permanently deny these events as "fake news?" A young American …

United Nations (2019-10-08). UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' following policy shift over northeastern Syria. un.org The UN chief on Tuesday expressed "great concern" over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.

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As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-08
Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object

MPs call for UK to 'stand against' NATO member's invasion of northern Syria
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-08
NATO's second largest army is currently on the verge of invading northern Syria. And a cross-party group of MPs has called for the UK to "steadfastly…
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Iraqi PM Issues 2nd Reform Package Amid Renewed Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
Iraq's government issued a second package of proposed social reforms Tuesday in an attempt to appease the demands of anti-government protesters who for eight days have demonstrated nationwide, with the loss of 110 lives and 6,000 wounded. | RELATED: | Death Toll Rises in Iraq, Unrest Hits Baghdad's Sadr City | Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi issued a 13-point p…
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Betrayal Is American Foreign Policy
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
The Kurds of northern Syria are simply the latest in a long line of Middle Eastern allies the U.S. has abandoned in their time of need.
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Winners and Losers From Trump Throwing Syrian Kurds Under the Bus
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
It is difficult to see in what way Russia is benefited by Turkey's incursion into northeast Syria. (Photo: @LevHavryliv/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Regime Escalates Economic War on China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Vaunted Pentagon forces failed to defeat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after 18 years of trying, nor Syrian resistance …
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US Plans Permanent Occupation of Syrian Territory?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
International law is clear and unequivocal. No nation may interfere in the internal affairs of others. | No foreign military of proxy force may occupy another country's territory. No nation may attack another state without Security Council authorization — permitted only …
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Ecuador: Public Radio Pulled Off Air Amid Anti-Gov't Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
Ecuadorean public radio Pichincha Universal denounced its signal has been pulled off the air and equipment was confiscated, as police raided the radio station Tuesday afternoon amid extensive coverage of the anti-government protests. | RELATED: | 'Ecuadoreans Can't Take It Anymore': Protesters, Indigenous People March on as Gov't Flees Capital | "We reject this intervention. We've just been informing the public. I strongly reject this attitude," Wa…
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State of exception in Ecuador amid strong protests
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-08
President Lenin Moreno declared a national state of exception due to protests against the elimination of fuel subsidies and expressed he ¥s not taking a step-back on reestablishing it because it ¥s "a distortion that caused deterioration to the national economy." | Source…
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"You can't take on a corrupt system if you take its money": Bernie Sanders announces plan to get money out of politics
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-08
"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."
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Bernie's Heart. And Ours
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be a good time to consider some literal and symbolic meanings. Bernie immediately used his heart trouble to advance a central mission. From the hospital, he tweeted:…
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Constitutional Collision: Trump Won't Cooperate in Impeachment Probe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
WASHINGTON — The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. | Trump attorneys sent a letter to House leaders bluntly stating their refusal to participate in the quickly moving impeachment investigation. | "Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it," White House Counsel Pat Cipo…
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Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems say they will subpoena
rt.com | 2019-10-08
The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment effort, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the chairmen of the committees leading the efforts plan to subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to te…
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New Poll Shows Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-08
| A new Washington Post/Schar School poll released Tuesday showed a majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic jump in support for the proceedings in the wake of the whistleblower complaint over Trump's talks with Ukrai…
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State Department Blocks EU Ambassador's Deposition in Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-08
| The State Department directed U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland not to appear Tuesday morning for a scheduled hearing about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine. | Sondland, a key figure in the burgeoning scandal at the heart of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, had previously agreed to appear voluntarily before the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees behind closed-doors. | The decision to block the top diplomat from speaki…
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For the People's Movement, Trump Impeachment Offers Road Map to Nowhere
Richard Becker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The deepening conflict over the impeachment of President Donald Trump is a struggle between factions of the capitalist ruling class and its governmental apparatus. The fight is fundamentally over which side will exercise control over the state and government with …
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Support for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
A new poll finds 58 percent of the public, including 30 percent of Republicans, now say the House was right to launch a formal inquiry.
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US Impeachment Campaign Escalates with Claim of Second Whistleblower
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The conflict between President Trump and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend, with attorneys for the CIA officer who triggered an impeachment inquiry declaring that there were other "whistleblowers" coming forward to provide testimony in support of his allegations against …
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The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump's Impeachment in Context
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
To win reelection, Trump, a corrupt con man (who jumped ship on his own bankrupt casinos, money in hand, leaving others holding the bag) will cheat and lie. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems file subpoena
rt.com | 2019-10-08
The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment drive, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the committee chairmen leading the efforts have issued a subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testi…
rt.com/usa/470453-trump-democrats-kangar…

As Trump spins out of control, support for impeachment swells
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
The latest Washington Post poll shows 58% of Americans supporting the impeachment inquiry against the president versus 38% opposed and, for the first time, even Republicans are joining those voices with 18% of them agreeing with the probe. The poll follows a scathing ruling from a federal judge yesterday that brushed aside claims by Trump …
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"Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd grills senator: "You don't trust the FBI and CIA?"
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
An exchange between "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson sums up the right-wing basis on which the Democratic Party is conducting its impeachment drive against Trump.
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The Real Impeachment Scandal Isn't About Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
As impeachment mania reaches fever pitch, will the catastrophes that paved the way for Trump's election be brushed aside? You can bet on it.
truthdig.com/articles/the-real-impeachme…

7.5 Million Humans Say No to Climate Crisis and Yes to Life
Jerome Irwin | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
As one of the 7.5 million who recently put their bodies where their mouth are to visibly say "NO" to an out-of-control global climate crisis, this writer continues to reflect upon what lies behind the futility of so many climate crises, anti-war, pro-human protests of the past, and the even more aggressive protests that will…
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Twitter Rakes in Cash From Anti-Immigrant Bigots
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
The group's name is bland enough: Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). It doesn't explain its specific position on immigration–it could want to expand or limit it, but the word reform doesn't tell us anything either way. That meaningless name is helpful for evading scrutiny, which is perhaps why, as Alex Kotch reports in Sludge, the "prominent anti-immigrant organization has spent $934,000 on Twitter ads, and Twitter sees no problem with this." | A little under $1 million in promoted tweets over a few years might not seem like a lot of…
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Instead of Explaining Greta Thunberg, Debate Her Claims
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
What is Greta Thunberg's superpower? She obviously has one, if not more. Your average sixteen-year-old doesn't start successful global activist movements, address UN Climate Action Summits, and have those addresses go viral as death metal videos. Critics slam Thunberg as everything from "mentally ill" (a claim which got one Fox News guest blacklisted), to naive…
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'Get on the streets. And bring everybody': Extinction Rebellion kicks off two weeks of global action
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-08
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. | "Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governme…
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France Not To Sign Mercosur Agreement Due to Amazon Destruction
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
France will not sign the EU-Mercosur farming deal struck between the European Union and the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay under current conditions, France's environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | France, First Country in EU With Facial Recognition ID System | "We can't sign a trade treaty with a country that doesn't respect the Amazon forest, that doesn't respect the Paris (climate) treaty. France will not sign the Mercosur deal under t…
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Over 700 Arrested During Extinction Rebellion Climate Actions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-08
| More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions as the group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of protests in 60 cities worldwide, demanding urgent government action on the climate crisis. Its members have superglued themselves to government buildings, occupied public landmarks, shut down roads and taken to the streets to sound the alarm about the impending catastrophe of global warming. Extinction Rebellion, a nonpolitical movement, launched last year in the U.K. and rose…
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Swedish teen climate activist rallies crowd in South Dakota
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden urged politicians Monday at a South Dakota appearance to listen to indigenous people on climate change. Greta Thunberg spoke at a rally in Rapid City that attracted hundreds of people. She spoke out against the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline through South …
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It's Not Just Greta: Why are the Developing World's Inspiring Activists Being Ignored?
Chika Unigwe | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
Ridhima Pandey was just nine years old in 2017 when she filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action against climate change. Pandey's fierce, astounding passion for the environment is not accidental. Her mother is a forestry guard and her father an environmental activist; and the whole family was displaced by…
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Sowing the Seeds of the Climate Crisis in Odisha
Chitrangada Choudhury — Aniket Aga | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
"Everybody is doing it. So we are too," said Rupa Pirikaka, somewhat uncertainly. 'It' is genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton seeds, now easily bought at the local market, or even in one's own village. 'Everybody' is countless other farmers like her in the village of and across the rest of south-western Odisha's Rayagada district. "They are getting money in their hands," she says.
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Cuba, reforestation and the climate crisis
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2019-10-08
On the Rio San Juan in the Sierra del Rosario biosphere in Cuba. The following is a slightly edited talk given at a Workers World Party forum on Oct. 3 in New York City. Hedgecoke participated in the 50th Venceremos Brigade this summer. We meet on stolen land. This is . . . | Continue reading Cuba, reforestation and the climate crisis at Workers.org
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Donald Trump's Iran Humiliation
Scott Ritter | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
Exactly 17 months have passed since President Donald Trump precipitously withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, or JCPOA. Two and a half months later, on July 22, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech to a group of Irani…
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Australia's prisoner swap with Iran contrasts with persecution of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
The deal exposes the denial of basic legal and democratic rights by the Australian, British and US governments in the continued detention and psychological torture of the WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/08/assa…

Israelis Were 'Saddened' to Have to Kill Gaza Protesters, to Avert 'Bloodbath'
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Have you watched reports of the Chinese government's attacks on protesters in Hong Kong? American media are outraged, and the shooting of a young man two days ago was national news here. The fact that the protesters hurl bricks is …
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Demonstrations Continue in Hong Kong in Defiance of Face Mask Ban
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two protesters for defying the ban on wearing face masks during demonstrations.
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Hong Kongers Need to Prepare for a Long Fight. A Very Long One
Chit Wai John Mok | progressive.org | 2019-10-08
Protesters have been expressing a strong yearning for victory: "I want to win."
progressive.org/dispatches/hong-kongers-…

Canada's "Minister of War" Chrystia Freeland pursues "America First" foreign policy
Drew Garvie | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
In Canada's 2015 parliamentary elections, Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party ran on a vague anti-war platform that emphasized peacekeeping. However, the last four years have seen an escalation in militarism and Canada's involvement in U.S.-led regime change attempts around the world. These efforts have been led by one of Trudeau's cabinet stars, Chrystia Freeland, who has …
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Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing Violence Remain Undeterred
Anna-Catherine Brigida | theintercept.com | 2019-10-08
Heydi Lizbeth García Girón is haunted by the memory of the day her partner tried to kill her. | "I can't sleep at night because when I close my eyes, I see the image of him over me with a machete," said García Girón, in an interview at the office of a women's rights organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in June. | In October of last year, García Girón returned to her home in Tegucigalpa with her partner of nine years, their 6-year-old daughter, and García Girón's 12-year-old son. Her partner was in a nasty temper, accusing her of lying about being with a friend earlier in the day. He sent her son to the store, a…
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Video: Idlib Militants Retreating to Turkish Border
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
On October 5, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Ballisa and Agr Hilltop in southern Idlib. The strikes eliminated at least 9 militants and became a logical continuation of …
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"Defender 2020": NATO powers threaten war against Russia
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
In the coming year, armed forces from 17 NATO states, including the US and Germany, will carry out the "Defender 2020" manoeuvres.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/08/nato…

The US-Brokered Taliban-India Prisoner Swap Is a Pretty Big Deal
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The US-brokered Taliban-Indian prisoner swap might lead to the resumption of the Afghan peace process but the deal also carries with it somewhat uncomfortable optics for Pakistan since it was likely agreed to during US peace envoy Khalilzad's "ice-breaking" meeting …
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Trump Escalated Wars He Inherited
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Trump is no peacenik, far from it. He's the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents — waging endless wars of aggression, and by other means, against nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | He's the US liar-in chief, time …
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"Your Transaction Has Been Canceled": Lessons in Lebanon's Economy
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
I sniffed something was wrong in Lebanon when the central bank governor Riad Salame announced to us all that there were plenty of dollars in the system. No shortages. No tightening of the purse strings. I still have the papers with his announcement on page one. Both before, during and after the 1975-1990 civil war,…
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US arming of Ukraine is a scandal on its own
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-08
There is growing evidence that President Donald Trump briefly froze U.S. military assistance to Ukraine for political goals. Max Blumenthal…
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30+ Civil Rights Organizations Call On Elected Officials to Stop Amazon's Doorbell Surveillance Partnerships With Police
commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
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Social Movements Plan March On Sao Paulo for Lula
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
Social movements in Brazil are planning a march to Sao Paulo for October 13th, to demand that former leftist President Lula Da Silva be freed from jail, where he has been detained since April 2018 on trumped-up charges. | RELATED: | Lula's Letter to Brazil's People: I Won't Bargain my Freedom | The organizers of the "Justice for Lula" event, together with the Lula Libre Committee, reported that the demonstration aims to denounce the crimes and legal war that have made it impossible…
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China vs NBA: That Tweet Is No Slam Dunk
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
A tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey provoked Chinese TV into banning an upcoming NBA game. So instead of talking about Uighur concentration camps, the murder of Chinese protestors, or the upcoming trade war, US media is asking about the future of NBA-China relations.
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Bangladeshis Protest Murder of Student by Ruling Party Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
Thousands of Bangladeshi university students protested Monday after an undergraduate student was allegedly murdered in the capital city Dhaka by the ruling party workers. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Charges 16 for Burning Alive Sexual Abuse Survivor | Abrar Fahad, 21 – a student at the prestigious Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) was allegedly killed over a Facebook post which criticized the government's water-sharing agreement with India. | During the visit…
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Little prospect of agreement as US-China trade talks set to resume
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
China is reported to be opposed to any all-encompassing deal on trade and changes to its economic programs along the lines being demanded by the US.
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China-U.S. Relations: From Trade War to Hot War?
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
70 years ago in April 1949 the last Western military action took place on Chinese territory. The ' Amethyst Incident' saw Chinese Red Army troops fire on a British warship sent to remove UK embassy staff from the Chinese capital. …
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Is China "Buying Brazil"? Has President Bolsonaro Changed His Aggressive Anti-China Stance?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
In an interview with DW Brasil, former Brazilian ambassador to Beijing, Marcos Caramuru, revealed the great interest Chinese companies have in potential infrastructure work in Brazil. Even with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro showing initial hostility towards China during his …
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Australian PM aligns with Trump administration against "globalism" and China
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
Morrison reviewed the sweeping steps that have already been taken to assist the United States wage "strategic competition" against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/08/morr…

US-China Telecom Warfare: Myanmar Turns to China's Huawei Despite US Pressure
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The Southeast Asian state of Myanmar, despite pressure from Washington, has decided to work with Chinese telecom company Huawei to develop its national 5G communication network. | The move by Myanmar is just one among many by the entire region to …
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Laura Flanders Show: How Can Municipal Government Promote Economic Democracy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
New York, NY…its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and 1 deputy mayor with some pretty creative plans for how to spend it. What can one city do? And what's it gonna take to create a non-racist democracy? J Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives is my…
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Trump issues proclamation to deny immigration visas to workers lacking health insurance
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
Last Friday, the White House released a presidential proclamation suspending immigration visas for applicants "who will financially burden the United States health care system."
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Johnson's Government Now Resorts to Threatening EU27 — Diplomatic Fallout Next?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The Johnson government has taken another desperate turn to hold on to power and is doing so in such a fashion that it could threaten the British nation-state will all sorts of implications for a very long time. These threats …
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Collective Punishment Inside U.S. Prisons Must End! Mumia Abu-Jamal and Bryant Arroyo have filed Inmate Grievances
Prison Radio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
News from inside is that collective punishment is being rolled out across the state. Under the guise of their new "Violence Reduction Initiative" the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) has begun punishing all inmates "associated" or on the same …
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Can the US Starve Hezbollah of Funds?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Over the years, researchers have copied and parroted inaccurate declassified US intelligence reports on Hezbollah's sources of income around the world. These documents claim Hezbollah lives off selling smuggled cigarettes and illegally copied CDs or on income generated by selling | …
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Baby You're a (Super) Rich Man!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Baby You're a Rich Man | The Beatles | How does it feel to be | One of the beautiful people | Now that you know who you are | What do you want to be | And have you traveled very far | Far as the …
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Boris Johnson's Claims on Nuclear Fusion Leave Scientists Baffled
Martin McQuillan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Boris Johnson's claims that the UK is 'on the verge of creating commercially viable miniature fusion reactors for sale around the world' has left scientists and industry experts baffled — as it is still decades off. | *** | During his big …
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Compensating for Forest Loss or Advancing Forest Destruction?
World Rainforest Movement | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The government of India, hand-in-hand with companies and conservationist NGOs, keeps pushing to expand their control over forests and evict forest-dependent communities. The February 2019 Supreme Court eviction order and a proposal for amendments to the colonial Indian Forest …
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The Political Realities of Science Work
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
In his recent piece "Geo-engineering is a Scam", Josue De Luna Navarro points out a fact that has always been true of the engineering profession (and also most other highly refined professions) that its students, first seeking education, and then as graduates seeking employment and lengthy careers, are destined to serve monied patrons, the Golden…
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Overreach, the Achilles Heel of Autocrats
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
It Has Happened Here and Everywhere It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the democratic wave sweeping Europe in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. It seems like yesterday that we hailed the Arab Spring and its potential for democratization across the Middle East. It seems like yesterday that we scoffed at…
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The Death Penalty is Barbaric and Ineffective
Laura Finley | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. That the U.S. continues to use this broken and antiquated system of (in)justice is reprehensive in so many ways, but among the most important is the issue of sentencing people to death row wrongfully and executing people who did not commit the offenses that resulted in…
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Guns For Hire: the US Shouldn't Be Using the Military to Police the Globe
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
The American Empire–with its endless wars waged by U.S. military servicepeople who have been reduced to little more than guns for hire: outsourced, stretched too thin, and deployed to far-flung places to police the globe–is approaching a breaking point. War has become a huge money-making venture, and America, with its vast military empire and its incestuous relationship with a host of international defense contractors, is one of its best buyers and sellers. In fact, as Reuters reports, "[President] Trump has gone further than any of his predecessors to act as a salesman for the U.S. defense industry."
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Owyhee Ecocide: Anatomy of BLM's Ancient Juniper Forest Destruction
Katie Fite | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
For many years, BLM had plotted a massive deforestation project aimed at destroying ancient juniper trees living on Juniper Mountain in the Owyhee Canyonlands. The mountain is a long high ridge cut by headwater drainages of the Middle and North Fork Owyhee Rivers and Red Canyon Creek. Its right by the Oregon border, and has…
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Nobel prize winner missed call informing him of prestigious honour
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-08
A newly-crowned Nobel Laureate who was the first to discover an exoplanet missed the initial phone call telling him he had won the prestigious award.University of Cambridge professor Didier Queloz is one of three scientists to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and "Earth's place in the cosmos".One half of the award was given to James Peebles, from Princeton University, US, "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology".The other half went jointly to Swiss pair Michel Mayor and Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a s…
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'Through Positive Eyes' lifts up the work of HIV/AIDS 'artivists'
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
LOS ANGELES–A broadly conceived, eye-opening exhibition on the human condition awaits the visitor at UCLA's Fowler Museum on the expansive West L.A. campus. The range of images included recalls the famous book The Family of Man, based on a 1955 exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art organized by photographer Edward Steichen. The distinguishing …
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'Don't tempt me': Hillary threatens to enter 2020 race after Trump Twitter jab
rt.com | 2019-10-08
Hillary Clinton has threatened to enter the 2020 presidential race for president after President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that she throw her hat in the ring in an effort to "steal it away" from Elizabeth Warren. | Trump tweeted Tuesday that "Crooked Hillary" should run for president again to deprive the "Uber Left" Warren of a shot at the White House, but only on "one condition" to be subpoenaed to "explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors." | I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one…
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On the Bootlicking Cowardice of Republicans
Eugene Robinson | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
Trump has rarely been held accountable for his bad behavior. He seems not to enjoy the experience. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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CUPE torpedoes Ontario school support-staff strike, accepts Ford's wage and budget cuts
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
CUPE has agreed to a sell-out contract that strengthens the hand of the Ford government as it presses forward with savage cuts to education, including dramatic class-size increases.
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Key witness in trial and conviction of police officer Amber Guyger murdered in Dallas
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
Joshua Brown was killed two days after the sentencing of the officer to ten years in prison for the September 6, 2018 off-duty shooting death of Botham Jean in his own apartment.
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Bolsonaro Introduces Bill to Dollarize Brazilian Economy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-08
President Jair Bolsonaro's administration revealed Tuesday a "foreign exchange liberalization" bill, to be presented to the Brazilian Congress, which paves the way to the dollarization of the Brazilian economy. | RELATED: | Brazilians Spend More on Transportation Than on Food: Study | "Bank accounts, wages and prices could be dollarized, burying once and f…
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3 Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Work to Understand Cosmos
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
STOCKHOLM — A Canadian American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with implications for that nagging question: Does life exist only on Earth? | Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology. Swiss star-gazers Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, both of the University of Geneva, were honored for finding an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — that orbits a sun-like s…
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After US Withdrawal, Turkey Announces Troops Are In Place for Planned Offensive Against Kurds in Syria
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
A day after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, Turkey announced its plans to move ahead with military operations in the country targeting Kurdish forces. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ecuador's President Moves Government From Capital as Protests Over Austerity Measures Continue
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
Ecuadorian President Len√≠n Moreno announced late Monday that he had temporarily moved government operations out of the capital of Quito following days of nationwide protests led by unions and Indigenous groups against austerity measures unveiled last week, including the end of decades-old fuel subsidies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Literally Relitigating Watergate': Trump DOJ Argues Court Was Wrong to Hand Over Grand Jury Material in Nixon Impeachment Inquiry
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
"Wow," said the federal judge hearing the case. "The department is taking an extraordinary position." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'The Tide Has Shifted': New Poll Shows Nearly 60% of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
The Washington Post-Schar School poll also found 49 percent of Americans want the House to call for president's removal from office | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'What Is the Trump Administration Trying to Hide?' Asks Sanders After President Blocks Amb. Gordon Sondland Testimony
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
The Trump administration blocked Gordon Sondland, his ambassador to the European Union, from giving a highly-anticipated testimony to three House committees on Tuesday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump—intensifying speculation that the president is hiding information about his request for foreign intervention in the 2020 presidential election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In European First, Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Sweden Would Enshrine Rights of Nature
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
"When we're in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse," said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, "I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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To Stop Threat of 'For-Profit Surveillance,' Rights Groups Demand End to Partnerships That Give Cops Access to Amazon Ring Data
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
"Our elected officials are supposed to protect us, both from abusive policing practices and corporate overreach. These partnerships are a clear case of both." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Good!' Says Sanders as Lobbyists Lash Out at Proposal to End Corporate Domination of US Politics
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
"We welcome their hatred," said Sanders adviser Warren Gunnels | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump's Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment of Journalists at the Border
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-10-08
The bastard child of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to help fight terrorism. All it really did was enhance executive power.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson Moves to Scrap Environment and GMO Safeguards to Get Deal with Trump
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
When Boris Johnson used his first three speeches as UK Prime Minister to flag up his desire to "liberate" GMOs as part of Brexit, we warned that this meant his priority was doing a trade deal with Donald Trump at …
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MPs anxious about UK's no-deal Brexit toilet paper supplies
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-08
Britain's toilet paper supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been raised in parliament.Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards used a written question to ask ministers for details on how long stocks of loo roll will last in such a scenario.Cabinet office minister Simon Hart said the UK government is working to ensure the "best possible preparation" to support the flow of goods.Edwards wrote: "To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how long supplies of toilet paper will last in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal?"Portable toilets (Victoria Jones/PA)Hart…
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L'F-35 nell'agenda segreta di Pompeo a Roma
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Il caccia stealth F-35 si rende invisibile non solo ai radar ma anche alla politica: nei comunicati degli incontri del segretario di stato Usa Mike Pompeo a Roma non ce n'è traccia. Il Corriere della Sera rivela perà≤ che Pompeo …
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Trump's Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East's Only Woman-Led Democracy
Carne Ross | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
Trump's Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East's Only Woman-Led Democracy…
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Don't Let Impeachment Conceal Trump's Serial Derelictions of Duty
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
Don't Let Impeachment Conceal Trump's Serial Derelictions of Duty…
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Centrist Elites Want Trump Impeached for Their Own Political Gain
Andrew J. Bacevich | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
Centrist Elites Want Trump Impeached for Their Own Political Gain…
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As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country…
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Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship
Laura Carlsen | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship…
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It's Not a Coup, It's the Constitution
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
It's Not a Coup, It's the Constitution…
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The NBA Is Only 'Woke' When It's Profitable
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
The NBA Is Only 'Woke' When It's Profitable…
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Get your popcorn? Trump & Comey to face off…in TV drama series
rt.com | 2019-10-08
Russiagate may have fizzled out, but efforts to cash in on the ensuing hysteria have only just begun. CBS Studios will make a TV show based on the debunked conspiracy theory, with some already joking it will surely not be biased. | …
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Selected Articles: US-China Telecom Warfare
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
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'Walk with Gandhi' on the 150th anniversary of his birth
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
Bóthar na Saoirse (Road to Freedom) Walk with Gandhi is a beautiful book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's birth on October 2, 1869. The book is a collection of haiga, a style of Japanese painting often accompanied by a haiku poem. The artists are the watercolorist Masood Hussain, from Kashmir, and the …
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'Shusenjo': The WWII 'comfort women' issue receives a startling documentary film treatment
Cathy Deppe | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
Should there be a reckoning from the Japanese government and its Imperial Japanese Army for authorizing the holding of women from Korea and elsewhere in sexual slavery from as early as 1932 through the end of World War II? Or should history be revised to permanently deny these events as "fake news?" A young American …
peoplesworld.org/article/shusenjo-the-ww…

UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' following policy shift over northeastern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
The UN chief on Tuesday expressed "great concern" over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.
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