Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

2019-10-10: News Headlines

Ed Sykes (2019-10-10). Turkish invasion forces hit civilians in northern Syria. thecanary.co Turkey has invaded north-eastern Syria (aka Rojava), attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who were key in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). And now, Turkish troops have reportedly bombarded a convoy of civilian vehicles taking residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa to a border town, inflicting casualties among them. | Civilian murders: | The Kurdish Hawar n…

Staff (2019-10-10). Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders. truthout.org | | Up to 60,000 civilians are fleeing the border area between Turkey and the autonomous region of Rojava in northeast Syria, where clashes between Kurdish militias and Turkish forces continued for a second day on Thursday. The Turkish invasion threatens the radically decentralized and democratic social revolution in Rojava, including women-led political movements and projects that have inspired activists across the globe, and stand in sharp contrast to the patriarchy and authoritarianism that defines much…

Prof. Tim Anderson (2019-10-10). The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance. globalresearch.ca Government propaganda and NGO misinformation have coloured the story of the war on Syria from its inception. Stepping in to set the record straight, Dr. Tim Anderson explores the real beginnings of the conflict, the players behind it, and their agenda…

WSWS (2019-10-10). Trump admits US killed millions in war based on lies. wsws.org Whatever his immediate intentions, Trump has admitted that successive US governments have engaged in war crimes resulting in mass murder.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-10-10). Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism. commondreams.org Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Combined Sources (2019-10-10). Massive protests sweep Iraq; Communist Party calls for emergency government. peoplesworld.org Massive protests have swept Iraq since Oct. 1 in response to widespread anger over high unemployment, especially among youth, enormous corruption, and the inability of the government to deliver essential services like health care, water, and electricity. Protesters are directing their anger at the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi and the political parties …

Staff (2019-10-10). Protest Wave Engulfs Iraq, Over 100 Dead, Government Helpless? therealnews.com For over a week now protests have been shaking Iraq, with massive police repression, leading to over 100 dead. The protests are an outgrowth of discontent over corruption, poverty, and an ethnic quota system, says Sabah Alnasseri.

Staff (2019-10-10). Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide and ISIS Resurgence. truthout.org | | Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for aband…

Dave Lindorff (2019-10-10). Sure Trump is 'Betraying the Kurds!' but What's New about That? counterpunch.org Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attacking President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, where they've been engaging in an illegal and bloody war against the Syrian government and its military for at least five years (not counting the three prior years when the US was providing arms and training to Syrian rebels, More

RT (2019-10-10). War, sanctions or deal: Trump says US has 'three choices' with Turkey in Syria. rt.com US President Donald Trump has laid out three choices for Washington in dealing with Turkey's incursion into Syria, including a "deal" between Ankara and the US-allied Kurdish militias. | Noting that the Kurds and Turkey have been "fighting each other for 200 years" and that no US troops are in the area of Syria under attack by Turkish troops, the US president spelled out the options of his administration on Twitter, seemingly inviting a response from the general public. ….We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or me…

Staff (2019-10-10). Trump Says Ditching Kurds Justified Because "They Didn't Help Us With Normandy" truthout.org | | In remarks that sparked outrage and left some critics at a loss for words, President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to justify his decision to abandon Kurdish forces in Syria by criticizing Kurds for not assisting the United States in World War II. | "As somebody wrote in a very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy, as an example," Trump said duri…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-10). The Kurds Await Their Fate. counterpunch.org Big powers, as with the greatest of gangsters, have always had a certain, indulgent luxury; their prerogative is to make promises they can choose to abide by or ignore. A vision is assured, guarantees made. Then comes the betrayal. The small powers, often pimped in the process, can only deal with the violent consequences. The More

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-10). US Forces Will Not Likely Withdraw from Syria this Year. The Kurds Remain the Biggest Losers. globalresearch.ca Notwithstanding President Donald Trump's announcement of the deal with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to tactically withdraw US forces from specific locations in occupied north-east Syria- and in consequence to leave the Syrian Kurds to their fate- the …

Mark Taliano (2019-10-10). The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next? globalresearch.ca First published on July 15, 2019 | Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic …

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-10). Entangling Alliances Make For Forever Wars. counterpunch.org In March of 2018, US president Donald Trump promised "we'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon." That December, he issued an order to begin withdrawing US troops. Apparently the order never got executed. Most of a year later, US forces remain. Now Trump and his opponents are arguing over his decision to move a few dozen of those troops around within Syria, to get them out of the way of a Turkish invasion force massing on the border. More

RT (2019-10-10). House Republicans to introduce bill slapping Turkey with sanctions over offensive in Syria. rt.com Dozens of Republican representatives are set to introduce a bill to impose fresh sanctions on Turkey over its incursion of Northern Syria and attacks on Kurdish fighters. | @Liz_Cheney is leading nearly 30 House Republicans in a sanctions bill against Turkey over their assault on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Similar legislation had been introduced in the Senate by Graham and Van Hollen. pic.twitter.com/gDLCXj7OiE— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) Octobe…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-10). U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh. globalresearch.ca The total shipment is of the order of 994 tons of "humanitarian" R2P light weapons for the "Moderates" in Syria. (in a single shipment out of Romania) among numerous comparable shipments by sea as well as by air…

John Ranson (2019-10-10). The UK must 'immediately stop' arming the Turkish military, say campaigners. thecanary.co UPDATE: This article was updated at 3.39pm on 10 October to add details of an emergency rally taking place in London at 5.30pm.As Turkey launches an attack on north-eastern Syria, there have been calls for the UK to suspend arms sales to Ankara.Customer: In a press release, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) says that Turkey is one of the "world's largest buyers of UK weapons". CAAT says the UK has licensed weapons sales worth &poun…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-10). Turkey Invades? Erdogan Seeks Annexation of Northern Syria Territories. globalresearch.ca Turkish aggression launched East of the Euphrates River Wednesday is proceeding over a far more widespread area than its earlier illegal cross-border operations in Syria — so-called Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch. | So-called "Operation Peace Spring" has nothing to do …

WSWS (2019-10-10). Turkey launches US-backed offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria. wsws.org Turkish air raids and artillery bombardments hit cities and military and civilian targets along approximately 100 kilometers of the Turkey-Syria border.

RT (2019-10-10). Child's play: Reporter's breaking news broadcast interrupted by small screen debut of her toddler (VIDEO). rt.com A TV news correspondent's breaking news segment about the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led militias in northeastern Syria was suddenly interrupted live on air by an unexpected studio guest, her own young son. | NBC's Courtney Kube was reporting on Turkey's strikes when her flow was broken by four-year-old Ryan making an uninvited appearance, right by her side. Temporarily distracted, the anchor apologizes, saying "Sorry, my kids are here – live television!" | She quickly gets right back to the story as the screen cuts away to a map of Syria, presumably giving producers enough time to remove the young int…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism. telesurenglish.net The Turkish Armed Forces continued their operation along the Syrian border Thursday after the U.S. troops withdrew south of the agreed upon "safe zone" in the northern part of the country. | RELATED: | Turkey Begins Operation Against Kurdish Forces in Syria | Turkish troops, alongside their rebel allies, reportedly advanced in several areas, including Tal Abyad, after engaging in heavy clashes with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. | While addressing h…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). About 300K New Poor in Ecuador Result of Fuel Price Hike: CELAG. telesurenglish.net On average 300,000 Ecuadoreans, around two percent of the population, will fall into poverty as a direct result of President Lenin Moreno's decision to eliminate the country's fuel subsidies, according to a new study published Thursday by the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG). | RELATED: | Ecuador 5 Dead as Anti-Gov't Protests Enter 2nd Week

Staff (2019-10-10). Defiant Protesters in Ecuador Parade Captive Police Officers. truthdig.com The brazen act in Quito comes amid deadly unrest in which indigenous demonstrators and others press demands like an end to fuel price hikes.

Staff (2019-10-10). Ecuador's Strike is a Class Struggle, Not an Endorsement of Previous Government. therealnews.com On the second week of massive protests in Ecuador, thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed the country and thousands more arrived in the capital of Quito, where they marched and eventually faced martial law. They reject President Moreno's Neo-liberal reforms, but also emphasize their opposition to former President Rafael Correa, whom Moreno is blaming for the…

Aaron Maté (2019-10-10). CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy. thegrayzone.com The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Peru: Vizcarra's Cabinet Approve Decree To Elect New Congress. telesurenglish.net Peru's Council of Ministers, made up of all the president's cabinet, approved Wednesday an "Urgent Decree" to guarantee legislative elections next year. | RELATED: | Peru: Vizcarra Swears In New Cabinet | "The purpose of this Decree is to establish urgent and exceptional measures that allow the Electoral System bodies to guarantee the development of elections for a new Congress," Article 1 of the document reads. | The Prime Minister and President of the Council Vicente Zeballos said at a…

Staff (2019-10-10). As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance" therealnews.com The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.

John Atcheson (2019-10-10). A Trump Impeachment Inquiry Isn't Keeping Congress From 'Getting Things Done'—Mitch McConnell Is. commondreams.org This blockade of doing what's in the public interest should be a page 1, top-of-the-fold or lead-off story news-at-seven item every time Moscow Mitch kills another Bill, but it's not. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-10). Republican donors involved in Trump impeachment inquiry arrested on campaign finance charges. rt.com Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two wealthy Soviet-born Floridians who allegedly passed information between the government in Kiev and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested for campaign finance violations. | Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Wednesday, reportedly while attempting to leave the US from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. | Along with two other men, they were charged with funnelling illegal foreign contributions to Republican PACs in the runup t…

C.J. Atkins (2019-10-10). Why the left should care about impeachment—and support it wholeheartedly. peoplesworld.org Anyone who's been reading this publication over the past few years knows that we've been raising the specter of impeachment practically since President Trump took office. Our first article to mention that the crimes of Trump could be grounds for impeachment was published only 19 days after his inauguration. As the number and extent of …

Andrew Bacevich (2019-10-10). The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump's Impeachment in Context. counterpunch.org There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump's election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last, they have the 45th president of the United States cornered. In typically ham-handed fashion, Trump has given his adversaries More

Mark Fiore (2019-10-10). Donald Trump Impeaches You! progressive.org "It's all there on really old paper and everything!"

Staff (2019-10-10). Americans Can't Decolonize Their Holidays Soon Enough. truthdig.com Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the front lines of environmental destruction, confronting militarized state and corporate power against enormous odds, with courage and determination. Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of native people across the hemisphere. Now, as…

Staff (2019-10-10). Microsoft Has Made $14.6 Million From Contracts With ICE Since 2010. truthout.org | | This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.Github, a Microsoft subsidiary that hosts version control systems for software developers, recently completed a $200,000 sale of its Enterprise Server product to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the fed…

Staff (2019-10-10). California Utility Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts. truthdig.com LOS ANGELES — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. | Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric, and ordinary customers complained about the inconveniences caused by the unprecedented blackouts that began Wednesday, with many wondering: Did PG&E go too far in its attempt to ward off more deadly fires? Could the utility have been more targeted in…

Jordan Davidson (2019-10-10). 20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for a third of carbon emissions. nationofchange.org "The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price — in the form of a degraded planet — so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits."

Steven Higashide (2019-10-10). Demand More from Transportation Bill. progressive.org The new bill "acknowledges" climate change in the same way that sending a pallet of bottled water to Flint, Michigan "acknowledges" the lead crisis.

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-10). After a 'heartbreaking arrest' at the climate protests, a lawyer asks 'is this what it's come to'. thecanary.co People around the world are taking part in protests to hold governments to account over the current climate breakdown. According to the BBC, police have arrested at least 600 people at climate protests in the UK since 7 October.But the video of one man's arrest raises important…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Extinction Rebellion Protesters Try to Occupy London Airport. telesurenglish.net Climate-change protesters descended on London City Airport Thursday, gluing themselves to the terminal building and dancing on a roof but ultimately failing to cancel flights. | RELATED: | Mass Arrests of Climate Change Protestors In World Capitals | Protest organizers Extinction Rebellion had vowed to occupy the airport's terminal and shut down ope…

RT (2019-10-10). 62 arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest brings Times Square to a standstill. rt.com Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested after supergluing themselves to a bright green boat they towed into a busy Times Square intersection in New York City, blocking traffic. | Some 62 protesters were taken into custody after parking a lime green sailboat in the middle of Times Square, one of the city's busiest intersections, snarling up traffic for two hours on Thursday morning. | The stunt, engineered by the controversial environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), was designed to force action on climate change — the boat, and many of the protesters' signs, demanded the gov…

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-10). Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet with Iranians at Their Peril. globalresearch.ca The issue of the United States waging what seems to be a global war by way of sanctions rarely surfaces in the western media. The argument being made by the White House is that sanctions are capable of putting maximum …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-10). A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-10). Iran and the UN General Assembly: Mediation Efforts, Militant Threats, and Multilateral Cooperation. globalresearch.ca Iran was a hot topic at this year's UN General Assembly meeting, with Pakistani Prime Minister Khan attempting to mediate between it and its rivals while the latter continued spewing militant threats against the Islamic Republic, though the possibility remains …

Donald Kaufman (2019-10-10). The Hong Kong Standoff Is Dragging in Unexpected Players. truthdig.com First it was the NBA. Now it is esports that has found itself in the middle of the standoff between Chinese leaders and the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. | The mega-U.S. gaming company Activision Blizzard is under fire after its one-year suspension of a top professional esports player after he spoke out in favor of the Hong Kong protesters during a postgame interview. | Ng Wai Chung, known as Blitzchung, lives in Hong Kong and is one of the top players in the Asia-Pacific region of the online card deck game Heart…

WSWS (2019-10-10). India's state of siege in Kashmir continues. wsws.org With the blessing of India's Supreme Court and the staunch support of big business and the opposition, the BJP government continues to impose an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout.

Jonathan Ofir (2019-10-10). Israel Prepares to Deport BDS Co-founder Omar Barghouti. globalresearch.ca Israel's Minister of the Interior says he is taking action to force Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, out of the country. | I intend to act quickly to deprive Omar Barghouti of residency status in …

SAMIR (2019-10-10). Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! bdsmovement.net Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! : Action AlertHelp appeal to Bollywood stars booked to perform in Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottOctober 10, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-10). The Latest in the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela. counterpunch.org According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the UN General Assembly. However, they only managed to demonstrate how far removed their coalition against President Maduro is from convincing the international community that deadly sanctions and a coup are the way forward for Venezuela. More

Staff (2019-10-10). Trump's Public Charge Rule Endangers People Facing Domestic Violence. truthout.org | | Nina Rabin was caught by surprise when a client whose immigration case had been closed for about four years called her in August. Rabin, now the director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic at UCLA School of Law, hadn't been in touch with the client ever since working on the woman's application for a special visa for trafficking survivors, which later led to a green card. | But when the client recently reached out to Rabin, she was once again concerned about her status. After hearing that acce…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-10-10). Netflix's 'Living Undocumented' debunks Trump's immigrant boogeyman myth. peoplesworld.org

Edward Hunt (2019-10-10). The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia. progressive.org The move further endangers the country's already-fragile peace accord.

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Lula Receives Human Rights Prize from Prison. telesurenglish.net Just a few hours before this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner was announced, one of its candidates, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received a different human rights award: the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). | RELATED: | Lula: "I Want To Leave This Place With My Innocence Proved" | Richard Trumk, AFL-CIO president, gave the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award 2019 to Lula personally at the federal police…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-10-10). The War in Afghanistan Turns 18, and No One Notices. commondreams.org All that Trump has done since he took office is increase the number of U.S. troops that had been serving, at least initially, and most recently walk away without warning from the years-long effort to sign a peace deal with the Taliban. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). FARC to Change Name and Logo Next Year. telesurenglish.net A Senator for the FARC gave an interview on Thursday morning where he lamented those former party members who walked away from the peace accords. He also revealed that next year the party will change its name and logo. | REALTED: | FARC-Party Expels Dissident Commanders Who Took Up Arms | Senator Carlos Antonio Lozada told Caracol radio that in January next year, the official FARC party w…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil. telesurenglish.net The state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) rejected on Thursday the accusations that Brazil's Environmental Minister Ricardo Salles, who said that the oil stains on Brazilian beaches come from a foreign ship loaded "most likely" with Venezuelan oil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Airspace Violation by US | "We categorically reject the unfounded accusations of B…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-10). Trump's Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to "Unwanted Aliens" globalresearch.ca Trump is an imperial/corporate tool — hostile to ordinary people everywhere, notably malicious toward aliens of the wrong color from the wrong countries. | When it comes to healthcare, a fundamental human right, he's for Americans having the best treatment money …

Ron Ridenour (2019-10-10). Obama: the Greatest War President. dissidentvoice.org Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House. The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in …

Melanie Bender (2019-10-10). Panel on Cherokee War Chief held at Tennessee State Museum. peoplesworld.org In the midst of downtown Nashville on a bright Sunday afternoon, an audience of several dozen at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee war chief, the redoubtable Dragging Canoe, fought battles on the very ground they were standing on. In fact, Dragging Canoe was the leader of a massive Cherokee war company (over 1,000 warriors) that …

John Catalinotto (2019-10-10). Oct. 12, 1969: Women-led march invaded Fort Dix to free rebellious troops. workers.org The following text is Part 2 of a report on the Fort Dix Stockade rebellion of June 5, 1969 (Part 1 was published in WW on June 2, tinyurl.com/y2amhjs3). The stockade prisoners, many of them opponents in some way of the U.S. war against Vietnam, rose up in response to . . . | Continue reading Oct. 12, 1969: Women-led march invaded Fort Dix to free rebellious troops at Workers.org

Peter Maass (2019-10-10). Congratulations, Nobel Committee, You Just Gave the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist. theintercept.com Austrian author Peter Handke sits in the garden at his house in Chaville, France, on Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. | Photo: Francois More/AP | Stockholm is more than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there's a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that's no excuse for the decision to give the 2019 Nobel to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs ag…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-10). Argentinian election on Oct. 27 will impact workers and unions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Oct. 27 Argentinian election, which will probably unseat current right-wing President Mauricio Macri, will have a big impact on workers and unions, Argentina's former ambassador to the U.S. told a recent congressional briefing. That's because the leading presidential candidate, who appears to have wide support and apparently leans towards a pro-worker platform, is Alberto …

Joshua Cho (2019-10-10). Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon's Massive Carbon Bootprint. fair.org by Joshua Cho | In 2010, Project Censored ( 10/2/10) found that theUS military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. The Conversation ( 6/26/19) ran a piece by the authors of the Durham/Lancaster study. | Almost a decade later, Project…

Nick Pemberton (2019-10-10). Joker: Cause Without a Rebel. counterpunch.org I generally found all the hype around the movie Joker to be overblown on all sides. The claim that a movie could end civility reflected the general hyperbole and panic in the Trump era. But the whining about woke culture and the left that came from the director were even more pathetic. All the people whining about More

John Davis (2019-10-10). The Green New Deal and Accursed Wealth. counterpunch.org Accursed Wealth! O'er bounding human laws, Of every evil thou remains't the cause: Victims of want, those wretches such as me, Too truly lay their wretchedness to thee: Thou art the bar that keeps from being fed, And thine our loss of labour and of bread. Al Gore missed this memo, written at some time More

Health Impact News (2019-10-10). Protest against Implementation of 5G Wireless Technology in Switzerland: Immediate Health Impacts. globalresearch.ca If you want to get an idea of what will happen in the U.S. when the telecom companies start rolling out 5G networks with new towers in your local neighborhood, take a look at what is happening in Switzerland today, …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-10). Egyptian Protests: A US-Fuelled "Arab Spring" Reboot? globalresearch.ca When the West's leading media organizations attempt to convince audiences they know nothing about where Mohammed Aly — a Spanish-based Egyptian protest leader — came from, the first thing one can be sure of is they are being lied to….

CGTN (2019-10-10). The NBA Backlash is Not about Freedom of Expression. dissidentvoice.org Given the kind of responses I hear coming from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, I feel it's necessary to say something more about what the NBA backlash in China is really about. The NBA commissioner, both in his interviews in Japan and in his written statement to clarify himself, missed the point of what …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-10). India's Military-Strategic Inroads with Vietnam Pose a Challenge to China. globalresearch.ca The rapid military-strategic inroads that India's making with Vietnam should be taken very seriously by China because of the challenge that they pose to its claims over the South China Sea, thus representing yet another geopolitical fault line between the …

Prof. James Petras (2019-10-10). China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power. globalresearch.ca China 's re-emergence as a world economic power raises important questions about what we can learn from its previous rise and fall and about the external and internal threats confronting this emerging economic superpower for the immediate future.

Laura Flanders (2019-10-10). The Global Corruption Rebellion Americans Don't Know They're Part Of. counterpunch.org Abuse of power, corruption, violation of the social contract… If you're an American Democrat, chances are Donald Trump's disdain for all of those has been evident to you for quite a bit. The spectacle of the President using the power of his office to urge the leader of Ukraine, and now China, to investigate a More

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Ebola Virus Contained in DRC: WHO. telesurenglish.net "Significant progress" has been made in efforts to restrain the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), who announced Thursday the pandemic is now concentrated in smaller and rural parts of the Central African country. | RELATED: | Unicef: 4,000 Killed by Measles Epidemic in DRC This Year | "We have put the virus in the corner," Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said. | "I…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Bolivian Vice President Confident About Electoral Win. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's governing party Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) says it believes that control of the national legislature may be up for grabs, but that it will secure a new presidential term with a resounding victory. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Has 13-Point Lead in Presidential Race: CELAG Poll | Bolivian vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera of MAS says he's confident that Evo Morales will win the upcoming presidential elections, Oct. 20. | "We're working to secure a first-round victor…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-10-10). The War in Afghanistan Turns 18, and No One Notices. truthdig.com Silence among our leaders and a sense of futility among the general public have helped enable the longest official war in U.S. history.

WSWS (2019-10-10). The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for research in cellular responses to oxygen. wsws.org Everyone understands the general need for oxygen, but how cells actually use it has not been well understood.

commondreams (2019-10-10). UFW: State Settlement Over Chlorpryifos 'A Good First Step'—Looking 'Forward to Working With Gov. Newsom to Turn It Into a Permanent Ban'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-10-10). 2020 Budget Proposal Would Underfund Health, Job Training, Education Programs. truthout.org | | The Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to cut 2020 funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education by $2.7 billion below the 2019 level in inflation-adjusted terms, even though the Presi…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-10). New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli. theantimedia.com Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-10). Right Kind of Green: Agroecology. counterpunch.org The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of More

Boris Kagarlitsky (2019-10-10). Immanuel Wallerstein, a Belated Farewell. counterpunch.org Alas, I have not written about Immanuel Wallerstein right after his death, as I should have. The electoral campaign for Moscow City Duma demanded all my time and attention, so I limited myself to a short post on social media and promised to write an article later. Now, after the election has come and gone, More

Christopher Brauchli (2019-10-10). He Went Up, She Went Down. counterpunch.org Pray you now, forget and forgive. — Shakespeare, King Lear One went up and one went down. Each enjoyed similar benefits as a result of their travels. I refer to Brett Kavanaugh and Maryanne Trump Barry. Brett ascended to the United States Supreme Court and Maryanne descended from the United States Court of Appeals for the More

WSWS (2019-10-10). US-North Korean nuclear talks stall again. wsws.org Negotiations in Sweden on Saturday broke up with North Korea declaring that it would not take part in another session of "sickening negotiations" unless the US offered a substantial concession.

Basav Sen (2019-10-10). Dig Beneath the World's Far-Right Governments—You'll Find Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2019-10-10). The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming. globalresearch.ca Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-10). The Apotheosis of Emperors. Understanding the History of Empires in the 21st Century. globalresearch.ca feature image: Augustus | Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-10). Social and Political Chaos in Argentina: Flirting and Kissing Feet Will Not be Enough for President Macri to Win the Elections. globalresearch.ca With Argentine elections taking place on October 27, President Mauricio Macri is now making desperate attempts to win the elections as his popularity continues to plummet. While holding a rally in the city of Tucumán, the neoliberal president was thrilled …

South Front (2019-10-10). Video: Disaster Capitalism on the Horizon? Trumponomics on the Eve of 2020 Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca First published by South Front and Global Research on August 6, 2019 | By way of introduction, it should be noted that the US economy is showing many signs of a classical bubble, starting with the incredibly over-valued US stock market. …

Prof. Rajan Menon (2019-10-10). The New Arms Race: Hypersonic Weapons and "National Insecurity" globalresearch.ca Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United …

Ed Rampell (2019-10-10). Seoul On Ice: 'Parasite'. progressive.org The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale.

Staff (2019-10-10). 2 Nobel Literature Prize Winners Expose Europe's Fault Lines. truthdig.com STOCKHOLM — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. | The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize going to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria's Peter Handke — came after no literature prize was awarded last year due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy, which awards the literature prize. | Yet if prize organizers hoped t…

Staff (2019-10-10). Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds' Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology. democracynow.org As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist and author who co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy." We also speak with Elif Sarican, a Kurdish Women's Movement activist and anthropologist at the London School of Economics, and Ertuƒürul Kàºrkàßàº, honorary chair of the pro-Kurdi…

Staff (2019-10-10). Headlines for October 10, 2019. democracynow.org Turkey Launches Ground Offensive in Northern Syria, WH Budget Office Refuses to Comply with Subpoena for Impeachment Probe, Biden Joins Majority of 2020 Field in Calling for Trump's Impeachment, Trump Faces Dozens of New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Matt Lauer Denies Raping NBC Producer Brooke Nevils in 2014, Germany: 2 Killed in Anti-Semitic Attack Outside Temple on Yom Kippur, U.N.: U.S. Military Killed 30+ Afghan Civilians in Airstrikes in May, Amnesty: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests in Iraq Surpasses 150, Protests Erupt in Algeria over Corruption & Army's Role in Politics, Egyptian Dissident Alaa…

Staff (2019-10-10). After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence. democracynow.org Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "

Ed Sykes (2019-10-10). Anti-austerity protesters force Ecuador's president to flee the capital. thecanary.co Thousands of anti-austerity protesters have converged on Ecuador's capital Quito, forcing the country's controversial president to flee the city.The protests have persisted since last week, when President Lenín Moreno's decision to end subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices. They have spread from transport workers to students and then to indigenous demonstrators. And the governme…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-10). O F-35 na agenda secreta de Pompeo em Roma. globalresearch.ca O caàßa furtivo F-35 torna-se invisível nà£o só ao radar, mas também à política: nos comunicados dos encontros do Secretário de Estado dos EUA, Mike Pompeo, em Roma, nà£o há vestígios. No entanto, o 'Corriere della Sera' revela que Pompeo …

Staff (2019-10-10). Trump Vows Crackdown on Whistleblowers After Arrest of Intelligence Analyst. truthout.org | | Amid a swirling fight over an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats following the revelations provided by a government whistleblower, the Trump administration announced its intention to continue its war on leakers on Wednesday after a counterterrorism analyst was arrested on federal charges for allegedly sharing classified information with two journalists in 2018 and 2019. | Accused is Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year -old U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, who may have bee…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-10). Two Giuliani Clients Who Helped Investigate Biden Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges for Six-Figure Trump Donation. commondreams.org Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are both witnesses in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-10). 'A New Normal That Is Not Normal': 2.5 Million to Lose Power Across Northern California to Prevent Wildfires. commondreams.org An estimated 500,000 people across Northern California are two days into a planned power outage which the state's largest utility, PG&E, began in an attempt to prevent wildfires like those which have spiraled out of control in recent years amid unusually dry weather—an occurrence which climate action advocates warned are already the region's "new normal." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-10). Fossil Fuel Firms Spend Millions on Social Media Ads Against Climate Regulations While Portraying Selves as Green Heroes. commondreams.org "This is the playbook: deny, delay, confuse, blame 'consumers', spread economic fear, #greenwash, repeat." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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Turkish invasion forces hit civilians in northern Syria
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
Turkey has invaded north-eastern Syria (aka Rojava), attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who were key in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). And now, Turkish troops have reportedly bombarded a convoy of civilian vehicles taking residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa to a border town, inflicting casualties among them. | Civilian murders: | The Kurdish Hawar n…
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Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Up to 60,000 civilians are fleeing the border area between Turkey and the autonomous region of Rojava in northeast Syria, where clashes between Kurdish militias and Turkish forces continued for a second day on Thursday. The Turkish invasion threatens the radically decentralized and democratic social revolution in Rojava, including women-led political movements and projects that have inspired activists across the globe, and stand in sharp contrast to the patriarchy and authoritarianism that defines much…
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The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance
Prof. Tim Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Government propaganda and NGO misinformation have coloured the story of the war on Syria from its inception. Stepping in to set the record straight, Dr. Tim Anderson explores the real beginnings of the conflict, the players behind it, and their agenda…
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Trump admits US killed millions in war based on lies
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Whatever his immediate intentions, Trump has admitted that successive US governments have engaged in war crimes resulting in mass murder.
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Iraqi Blood Is on All of Our Hands
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
In a rather macabre instance of déjà vu, Iraq is again coming apart at the seams. Iraqi security forces have killed more than 100 mostly peaceful protestors over the last few weeks, wounding thousands more. And that's just what the military acknowledges. In daily demonstrations across Baghdad and southern Iraq, protesters have railed against unemployment, poor social services, and government graft and corruption–specifically the theft of hundreds of millions in tax dollars and national oil wealth. At the…
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Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Protest Wave Engulfs Iraq, Over 100 Dead, Government Helpless?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
For over a week now protests have been shaking Iraq, with massive police repression, leading to over 100 dead. The protests are an outgrowth of discontent over corruption, poverty, and an ethnic quota system, says Sabah Alnasseri.
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Massive protests sweep Iraq; Communist Party calls for emergency government
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-10
Massive protests have swept Iraq since Oct. 1 in response to widespread anger over high unemployment, especially among youth, enormous corruption, and the inability of the government to deliver essential services like health care, water, and electricity. Protesters are directing their anger at the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi and the political parties …
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Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide and ISIS Resurgence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for aband…
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Trump Says Ditching Kurds Justified Because "They Didn't Help Us With Normandy"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| In remarks that sparked outrage and left some critics at a loss for words, President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to justify his decision to abandon Kurdish forces in Syria by criticizing Kurds for not assisting the United States in World War II. | "As somebody wrote in a very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy, as an example," Trump said duri…
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War, sanctions or deal: Trump says US has 'three choices' with Turkey in Syria
rt.com | 2019-10-10
US President Donald Trump has laid out three choices for Washington in dealing with Turkey's incursion into Syria, including a "deal" between Ankara and the US-allied Kurdish militias. | Noting that the Kurds and Turkey have been "fighting each other for 200 years" and that no US troops are in the area of Syria under attack by Turkish troops, the US president spelled out the options of his administration on Twitter, seemingly inviting a response from the general public. | ….We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or me…
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Sure Trump is 'Betraying the Kurds!' but What's New about That?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attacking President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, where they've been engaging in an illegal and bloody war against the Syrian government and its military for at least five years (not counting the three prior years when the US was providing arms and training to Syrian rebels,…
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The Kurds Await Their Fate
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Big powers, as with the greatest of gangsters, have always had a certain, indulgent luxury; their prerogative is to make promises they can choose to abide by or ignore. A vision is assured, guarantees made. Then comes the betrayal. The small powers, often pimped in the process, can only deal with the violent consequences. The…
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US Forces Will Not Likely Withdraw from Syria this Year. The Kurds Remain the Biggest Losers
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Notwithstanding President Donald Trump's announcement of the deal with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to tactically withdraw US forces from specific locations in occupied north-east Syria- and in consequence to leave the Syrian Kurds to their fate- the …
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The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
First published on July 15, 2019 | Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic …
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Entangling Alliances Make For Forever Wars
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
In March of 2018, US president Donald Trump promised "we'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon." That December, he issued an order to begin withdrawing US troops. Apparently the order never got executed. Most of a year later, US forces remain. Now Trump and his opponents are arguing over his decision to move a few dozen of those troops around within Syria, to get them out of the way of a Turkish invasion force massing on the border.
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House Republicans to introduce bill slapping Turkey with sanctions over offensive in Syria
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Dozens of Republican representatives are set to introduce a bill to impose fresh sanctions on Turkey over its incursion of Northern Syria and attacks on Kurdish fighters. | @Liz_Cheney is leading nearly 30 House Republicans in a sanctions bill against Turkey over their assault on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Similar legislation had been introduced in the Senate by Graham and Van Hollen. pic.twitter.com/gDLCXj7OiE– Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) Octobe…
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U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
The total shipment is of the order of 994 tons of "humanitarian" R2P light weapons for the "Moderates" in Syria. (in a single shipment out of Romania) among numerous comparable shipments by sea as well as by air…
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Turkey Invades? Erdogan Seeks Annexation of Northern Syria Territories
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Turkish aggression launched East of the Euphrates River Wednesday is proceeding over a far more widespread area than its earlier illegal cross-border operations in Syria — so-called Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch. | So-called "Operation Peace Spring" has nothing to do …
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Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
The Turkish Armed Forces continued their operation along the Syrian border Thursday after the U.S. troops withdrew south of the agreed upon "safe zone" in the northern part of the country. | RELATED: | Turkey Begins Operation Against Kurdish Forces in Syria | Turkish troops, alongside their rebel allies, reportedly advanced in several areas, including Tal Abyad, after engaging in heavy clashes with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. | While addressing h…
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The UK must 'immediately stop' arming the Turkish military, say campaigners
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
UPDATE: This article was updated at 3.39pm on 10 October to add details of an emergency rally taking place in London at 5.30pm.As Turkey launches an attack on north-eastern Syria, there have been calls for the UK to suspend arms sales to Ankara.Customer: In a press release, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) says that Turkey is one of the "world's largest buyers of UK weapons". CAAT says the UK has licensed weapons sales worth &poun…
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Child's play: Reporter's breaking news broadcast interrupted by small screen debut of her toddler (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-10
A TV news correspondent's breaking news segment about the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led militias in northeastern Syria was suddenly interrupted live on air by an unexpected studio guest, her own young son. | NBC's Courtney Kube was reporting on Turkey's strikes when her flow was broken by four-year-old Ryan making an uninvited appearance, right by her side. Temporarily distracted, the anchor apologizes, saying "Sorry, my kids are here – live television!" | She quickly gets right back to the story as the screen cuts away to a map of Syria, presumably giving producers enough time to remove the young int…
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Turkey launches US-backed offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Turkish air raids and artillery bombardments hit cities and military and civilian targets along approximately 100 kilometers of the Turkey-Syria border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/10/turk…

Ecuador's Strike is a Class Struggle, Not an Endorsement of Previous Government
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
On the second week of massive protests in Ecuador, thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed the country and thousands more arrived in the capital of Quito, where they marched and eventually faced martial law. They reject President Moreno's Neo-liberal reforms, but also emphasize their opposition to former President Rafael Correa, whom Moreno is blaming for the…
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CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-10
The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at…
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Defiant Protesters in Ecuador Parade Captive Police Officers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
The brazen act in Quito comes amid deadly unrest in which indigenous demonstrators and others press demands like an end to fuel price hikes.
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About 300K New Poor in Ecuador Result of Fuel Price Hike: CELAG
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
On average 300,000 Ecuadoreans, around two percent of the population, will fall into poverty as a direct result of President Lenin Moreno's decision to eliminate the country's fuel subsidies, according to a new study published Thursday by the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG). | RELATED: | Ecuador 5 Dead as Anti-Gov't Protests Enter 2nd Week…
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Anti-austerity protesters force Ecuador's president to flee the capital
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
Thousands of anti-austerity protesters have converged on Ecuador's capital Quito, forcing the country's controversial president to flee the city.The protests have persisted since last week, when President Lenín Moreno's decision to end subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices. They have spread from transport workers to students and then to indigenous demonstrators. And the governme…
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Peru: Vizcarra's Cabinet Approve Decree To Elect New Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Peru's Council of Ministers, made up of all the president's cabinet, approved Wednesday an "Urgent Decree" to guarantee legislative elections next year. | RELATED: | Peru: Vizcarra Swears In New Cabinet | "The purpose of this Decree is to establish urgent and exceptional measures that allow the Electoral System bodies to guarantee the development of elections for a new Congress," Article 1 of the document reads. | The Prime Minister and President of the Council Vicente Zeballos said at a…
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As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.
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The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump's Impeachment in Context
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump's election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last, they have the 45th president of the United States cornered. In typically ham-handed fashion, Trump has given his adversaries…
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A Trump Impeachment Inquiry Isn't Keeping Congress From 'Getting Things Done'—Mitch McConnell Is
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
This blockade of doing what's in the public interest should be a page 1, top-of-the-fold or lead-off story news-at-seven item every time Moscow Mitch kills another Bill, but it's not. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why the left should care about impeachment–and support it wholeheartedly
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-10
Anyone who's been reading this publication over the past few years knows that we've been raising the specter of impeachment practically since President Trump took office. Our first article to mention that the crimes of Trump could be grounds for impeachment was published only 19 days after his inauguration. As the number and extent of …
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Republican donors involved in Trump impeachment inquiry arrested on campaign finance charges
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two wealthy Soviet-born Floridians who allegedly passed information between the government in Kiev and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested for campaign finance violations. | Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Wednesday, reportedly while attempting to leave the US from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. | Along with two other men, they were charged with funnelling illegal foreign contributions to Republican PACs in the runup t…
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Donald Trump Impeaches You!
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
"It's all there on really old paper and everything!"
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Americans Can't Decolonize Their Holidays Soon Enough
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the front lines of environmental destruction, confronting militarized state and corporate power against enormous odds, with courage and determination. Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of native people across the hemisphere. Now, as…
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Microsoft Has Made $14.6 Million From Contracts With ICE Since 2010
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.Github, a Microsoft subsidiary that hosts version control systems for software developers, recently completed a $200,000 sale of its Enterprise Server product to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the fed…
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California Utility Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
LOS ANGELES — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. | Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric, and ordinary customers complained about the inconveniences caused by the unprecedented blackouts that began Wednesday, with many wondering: Did PG&E go too far in its attempt to ward off more deadly fires? Could the utility have been more targeted in…
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20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for a third of carbon emissions
Jordan Davidson | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-10
"The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price — in the form of a degraded planet — so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits."
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Extinction Rebellion Protesters Try to Occupy London Airport
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Climate-change protesters descended on London City Airport Thursday, gluing themselves to the terminal building and dancing on a roof but ultimately failing to cancel flights. | RELATED: | Mass Arrests of Climate Change Protestors In World Capitals | Protest organizers Extinction Rebellion had vowed to occupy the airport's terminal and shut down ope…
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After a 'heartbreaking arrest' at the climate protests, a lawyer asks 'is this what it's come to'
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
People around the world are taking part in protests to hold governments to account over the current climate breakdown. According to the BBC, police have arrested at least 600 people at climate protests in the UK since 7 October.But the video of one man's arrest raises important…
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62 arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest brings Times Square to a standstill
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested after supergluing themselves to a bright green boat they towed into a busy Times Square intersection in New York City, blocking traffic. | Some 62 protesters were taken into custody after parking a lime green sailboat in the middle of Times Square, one of the city's busiest intersections, snarling up traffic for two hours on Thursday morning. | The stunt, engineered by the controversial environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), was designed to force action on climate change — the boat, and many of the protesters' signs, demanded the gov…
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Demand More from Transportation Bill
Steven Higashide | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The new bill "acknowledges" climate change in the same way that sending a pallet of bottled water to Flint, Michigan "acknowledges" the lead crisis.
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A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
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Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet with Iranians at Their Peril
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
The issue of the United States waging what seems to be a global war by way of sanctions rarely surfaces in the western media. The argument being made by the White House is that sanctions are capable of putting maximum …
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Iran and the UN General Assembly: Mediation Efforts, Militant Threats, and Multilateral Cooperation
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Iran was a hot topic at this year's UN General Assembly meeting, with Pakistani Prime Minister Khan attempting to mediate between it and its rivals while the latter continued spewing militant threats against the Islamic Republic, though the possibility remains …
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The Hong Kong Standoff Is Dragging in Unexpected Players
Donald Kaufman | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
First it was the NBA. Now it is esports that has found itself in the middle of the standoff between Chinese leaders and the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. | The mega-U.S. gaming company Activision Blizzard is under fire after its one-year suspension of a top professional esports player after he spoke out in favor of the Hong Kong protesters during a postgame interview. | Ng Wai Chung, known as Blitzchung, lives in Hong Kong and is one of the top players in the Asia-Pacific region of the online card deck game Heart…
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India's state of siege in Kashmir continues
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
With the blessing of India's Supreme Court and the staunch support of big business and the opposition, the BJP government continues to impose an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout.
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Israel Prepares to Deport BDS Co-founder Omar Barghouti
Jonathan Ofir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Israel's Minister of the Interior says he is taking action to force Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, out of the country. | I intend to act quickly to deprive Omar Barghouti of residency status in | …
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Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-10
Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! : Action AlertHelp appeal to Bollywood stars booked to perform in Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottOctober 10, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
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Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…
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The Latest in the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela
Leonardo Flores | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the UN General Assembly. However, they only managed to demonstrate how far removed their coalition against President Maduro is from convincing the international community that deadly sanctions and a coup are the way forward for Venezuela.
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Trump's Public Charge Rule Endangers People Facing Domestic Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Nina Rabin was caught by surprise when a client whose immigration case had been closed for about four years called her in August. Rabin, now the director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic at UCLA School of Law, hadn't been in touch with the client ever since working on the woman's application for a special visa for trafficking survivors, which later led to a green card. | But when the client recently reached out to Rabin, she was once again concerned about her status. After hearing that acce…
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The War in Afghanistan Turns 18, and No One Notices
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
All that Trump has done since he took office is increase the number of U.S. troops that had been serving, at least initially, and most recently walk away without warning from the years-long effort to sign a peace deal with the Taliban. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The move further endangers the country's already-fragile peace accord.
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Lula Receives Human Rights Prize from Prison
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Just a few hours before this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner was announced, one of its candidates, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received a different human rights award: the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). | RELATED: | Lula: "I Want To Leave This Place With My Innocence Proved" | Richard Trumk, AFL-CIO president, gave the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award 2019 to Lula personally at the federal police…
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FARC to Change Name and Logo Next Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
A Senator for the FARC gave an interview on Thursday morning where he lamented those former party members who walked away from the peace accords. He also revealed that next year the party will change its name and logo. | REALTED: | FARC-Party Expels Dissident Commanders Who Took Up Arms | Senator Carlos Antonio Lozada told Caracol radio that in January next year, the official FARC party w…
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Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
The state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) rejected on Thursday the accusations that Brazil's Environmental Minister Ricardo Salles, who said that the oil stains on Brazilian beaches come from a foreign ship loaded "most likely" with Venezuelan oil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Airspace Violation by US | "We categorically reject the unfounded accusations of B…
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Trump's Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to "Unwanted Aliens"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Trump is an imperial/corporate tool — hostile to ordinary people everywhere, notably malicious toward aliens of the wrong color from the wrong countries. | When it comes to healthcare, a fundamental human right, he's for Americans having the best treatment money …
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Egyptian Protests: A US-Fuelled "Arab Spring" Reboot?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
When the West's leading media organizations attempt to convince audiences they know nothing about where Mohammed Aly — a Spanish-based Egyptian protest leader — came from, the first thing one can be sure of is they are being lied to….
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Protest against Implementation of 5G Wireless Technology in Switzerland: Immediate Health Impacts
Health Impact News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
If you want to get an idea of what will happen in the U.S. when the telecom companies start rolling out 5G networks with new towers in your local neighborhood, take a look at what is happening in Switzerland today, …
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China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
China 's re-emergence as a world economic power raises important questions about what we can learn from its previous rise and fall and about the external and internal threats confronting this emerging economic superpower for the immediate future.
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India's Military-Strategic Inroads with Vietnam Pose a Challenge to China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
The rapid military-strategic inroads that India's making with Vietnam should be taken very seriously by China because of the challenge that they pose to its claims over the South China Sea, thus representing yet another geopolitical fault line between the …
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The Global Corruption Rebellion Americans Don't Know They're Part Of
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Abuse of power, corruption, violation of the social contract… If you're an American Democrat, chances are Donald Trump's disdain for all of those has been evident to you for quite a bit. The spectacle of the President using the power of his office to urge the leader of Ukraine, and now China, to investigate a…
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The NBA Backlash is Not about Freedom of Expression
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-10
Given the kind of responses I hear coming from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, I feel it's necessary to say something more about what the NBA backlash in China is really about. The NBA commissioner, both in his interviews in Japan and in his written statement to clarify himself, missed the point of what …
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Ebola Virus Contained in DRC: WHO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
"Significant progress" has been made in efforts to restrain the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), who announced Thursday the pandemic is now concentrated in smaller and rural parts of the Central African country. | RELATED: | Unicef: 4,000 Killed by Measles Epidemic in DRC This Year | "We have put the virus in the corner," Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said. | "I…
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Argentinian election on Oct. 27 will impact workers and unions
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-10
WASHINGTON–The Oct. 27 Argentinian election, which will probably unseat current right-wing President Mauricio Macri, will have a big impact on workers and unions, Argentina's former ambassador to the U.S. told a recent congressional briefing. That's because the leading presidential candidate, who appears to have wide support and apparently leans towards a pro-worker platform, is Alberto …
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Obama: the Greatest War President
Ron Ridenour | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-10
Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House. The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in …
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Congratulations, Nobel Committee, You Just Gave the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-10-10
Austrian author Peter Handke sits in the garden at his house in Chaville, France, on Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. | Photo: Francois More/AP | Stockholm is more than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there's a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that's no excuse for the decision to give the 2019 Nobel to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs ag…
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The War in Afghanistan Turns 18, and No One Notices
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
Silence among our leaders and a sense of futility among the general public have helped enable the longest official war in U.S. history.
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Panel on Cherokee War Chief held at Tennessee State Museum
Melanie Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-10
In the midst of downtown Nashville on a bright Sunday afternoon, an audience of several dozen at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee war chief, the redoubtable Dragging Canoe, fought battles on the very ground they were standing on. In fact, Dragging Canoe was the leader of a massive Cherokee war company (over 1,000 warriors) that …
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UFW: State Settlement Over Chlorpryifos 'A Good First Step'—Looking 'Forward to Working With Gov. Newsom to Turn It Into a Permanent Ban'
commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
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Oct. 12, 1969: Women-led march invaded Fort Dix to free rebellious troops
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-10-10
The following text is Part 2 of a report on the Fort Dix Stockade rebellion of June 5, 1969 (Part 1 was published in WW on June 2, tinyurl.com/y2amhjs3). The stockade prisoners, many of them opponents in some way of the U.S. war against Vietnam, rose up in response to . . . | Continue reading Oct. 12, 1969: Women-led march invaded Fort Dix to free rebellious troops at Workers.org
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Bolivian Vice President Confident About Electoral Win
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Bolivia's governing party Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) says it believes that control of the national legislature may be up for grabs, but that it will secure a new presidential term with a resounding victory. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Has 13-Point Lead in Presidential Race: CELAG Poll | Bolivian vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera of MAS says he's confident that Evo Morales will win the upcoming presidential elections, Oct. 20. | "We're working to secure a first-round victor…
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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for research in cellular responses to oxygen
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Everyone understands the general need for oxygen, but how cells actually use it has not been well understood.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/10/nobe…

2020 Budget Proposal Would Underfund Health, Job Training, Education Programs
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| The Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to cut 2020 funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education by $2.7 billion below the 2019 level in inflation-adjusted terms, even though the Presi…
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New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-10
Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli

Right Kind of Green: Agroecology
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of…
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Joker: Cause Without a Rebel
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
I generally found all the hype around the movie Joker to be overblown on all sides. The claim that a movie could end civility reflected the general hyperbole and panic in the Trump era. But the whining about woke culture and the left that came from the director were even more pathetic. All the people whining about…
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The Green New Deal and Accursed Wealth
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Accursed Wealth! O'er bounding human laws, Of every evil thou remains't the cause: Victims of want, those wretches such as me, Too truly lay their wretchedness to thee: Thou art the bar that keeps from being fed, And thine our loss of labour and of bread. Al Gore missed this memo, written at some time…
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He Went Up, She Went Down
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Pray you now, forget and forgive. — Shakespeare, King Lear One went up and one went down. Each enjoyed similar benefits as a result of their travels. I refer to Brett Kavanaugh and Maryanne Trump Barry. Brett ascended to the United States Supreme Court and Maryanne descended from the United States Court of Appeals for the…
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Immanuel Wallerstein, a Belated Farewell
Boris Kagarlitsky | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
Alas, I have not written about Immanuel Wallerstein right after his death, as I should have. The electoral campaign for Moscow City Duma demanded all my time and attention, so I limited myself to a short post on social media and promised to write an article later. Now, after the election has come and gone,…
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US-North Korean nuclear talks stall again
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Negotiations in Sweden on Saturday broke up with North Korea declaring that it would not take part in another session of "sickening negotiations" unless the US offered a substantial concession.
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Dig Beneath the World's Far-Right Governments—You'll Find Fossil Fuels
Basav Sen | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Social and Political Chaos in Argentina: Flirting and Kissing Feet Will Not be Enough for President Macri to Win the Elections
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
With Argentine elections taking place on October 27, President Mauricio Macri is now making desperate attempts to win the elections as his popularity continues to plummet. While holding a rally in the city of Tucumán, the neoliberal president was thrilled …
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The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming
Dr. Vandana Shiva | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.
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The Apotheosis of Emperors. Understanding the History of Empires in the 21st Century
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
feature image: Augustus | Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to …
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The New Arms Race: Hypersonic Weapons and "National Insecurity"
Prof. Rajan Menon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United …
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Video: Disaster Capitalism on the Horizon? Trumponomics on the Eve of 2020 Presidential Election
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
First published by South Front and Global Research on August 6, 2019 | By way of introduction, it should be noted that the US economy is showing many signs of a classical bubble, starting with the incredibly over-valued US stock market. …
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Seoul On Ice: 'Parasite'
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale.
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2 Nobel Literature Prize Winners Expose Europe's Fault Lines
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
STOCKHOLM — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. | The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize going to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria's Peter Handke — came after no literature prize was awarded last year due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy, which awards the literature prize. | Yet if prize organizers hoped t…
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Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds' Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist and author who co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy." We also speak with Elif Sarican, a Kurdish Women's Movement activist and anthropologist at the London School of Economics, and Ertuƒürul Kàºrkàßàº, honorary chair of the pro-Kurdi…
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After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "
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O F-35 na agenda secreta de Pompeo em Roma
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
O caàßa furtivo F-35 torna-se invisível nà£o só ao radar, mas também à política: nos comunicados dos encontros do Secretário de Estado dos EUA, Mike Pompeo, em Roma, nà£o há vestígios. No entanto, o 'Corriere della Sera' revela que Pompeo …
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Trump Vows Crackdown on Whistleblowers After Arrest of Intelligence Analyst
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Amid a swirling fight over an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats following the revelations provided by a government whistleblower, the Trump administration announced its intention to continue its war on leakers on Wednesday after a counterterrorism analyst was arrested on federal charges for allegedly sharing classified information with two journalists in 2018 and 2019. | Accused is Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year -old U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, who may have bee…
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Two Giuliani Clients Who Helped Investigate Biden Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges for Six-Figure Trump Donation
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are both witnesses in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A New Normal That Is Not Normal': 2.5 Million to Lose Power Across Northern California to Prevent Wildfires
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
An estimated 500,000 people across Northern California are two days into a planned power outage which the state's largest utility, PG&E, began in an attempt to prevent wildfires like those which have spiraled out of control in recent years amid unusually dry weather—an occurrence which climate action advocates warned are already the region's "new normal." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fossil Fuel Firms Spend Millions on Social Media Ads Against Climate Regulations While Portraying Selves as Green Heroes
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
"This is the playbook: deny, delay, confuse, blame 'consumers', spread economic fear, #greenwash, repeat." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Study Warns 5 Billion People Could Face Higher Risk of Climate-Related Coastal Storms, Water Pollution, and Crop Losses by 2050
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
By 2050, five billion people across the globe—disproportionately those in poorer communities—could face a higher risk of enduring coastal storms, water pollution, and crop losses linked to the human-caused climate crisis, warns a study published in the journal Science and reported on Thursday by The Scotsman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ahead of CNN Town Hall, Warren and Buttigieg Unveil Their Plans to Protect and Expand LGBTQ Rights
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Two Democratic White House hopefuls—Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for president—released their respective policy plans to safeguard and enhance the rights of LGBTQ people ahead of a Thursday night town hall on LGBTQ issues. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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