Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

2019-10-12: News Headlines

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-12). As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death. thecanary.co On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…

Staff (2019-10-12). Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire. truthout.org | | As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region — an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump — the Pentagon confirmed…

Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey (2019-10-12). TKP statement: Hands off Syria! liberationnews.org AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.

Staff (2019-10-12). AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More. truthdig.com The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and more.

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City. telesurenglish.net Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-12). Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF's Deadly "Economic Medicine", The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms. globalresearch.ca Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno | A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the "centre left" government of President Lenin Moreno. | In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador….

Martin Armstrong (2019-10-12). IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in April 2019, following the granting of a $4.2 billion IMF loan to Ecuador. | It should be understood that the conditions underlying this loan are intended to impoverish an entire country. | The IMF policy conditionalities …

teleSUR- EF (2019-10-12). Quito Militarized, Under Curfew. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno declared Saturday afternoon, with a 30 minute warning, that his government was putting the capital city of Quito under a curfew starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time and declared the city and its surrounding a "militarized" zone. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was being ta…

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Ecuador: 'No Place to Hide', More Cities Reject Neoliberalism. telesurenglish.net For the first time in the history of the Republic of Ecuador, the government headquarters was transferred from Quito, the capital city, to Guayaquil on October 7. | President Lenin Moreno made the decision amid growing protests against the policy package implemented to secure an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. | The decision also happened a week after Moreno declared a State of Exception, a legal move which allows the government to restrict civil and political rights. | Closure of alternative media, detention of hundreds of people and other measures to halt citizen protest, however, would appear to have h…

CADTM (2019-10-12). Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF "Economic Package" ("Paquetazo"). globalresearch.ca With a stubborn position that borders on political suicide, the government of Lenin Moreno, during the seventh day of massive and combative Popular Unemployment, has preferred to repress thousands of indigenous, students, settlers and workers who have risen throughout the …

teleSUR- EF (2019-10-12). Ecuador: Quito Militarized, Under Curfew. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno declared Saturday afternoon, with a 30 minute warning, that his government was putting the capital city of Quito under a curfew starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time and declared the city and its surrounding a "militarized" zone. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was being ta…

Staff (2019-10-12). Ecuador's Indigenous Leaders Willing to Talk After Fuel-Price Protests. truthdig.com QUITO, Ecuador — Indigenous leaders of fuel-price protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week said Saturday they are willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the crisis even as violence prompted the president to impose a curfew in the capital and surrounding areas. | Moreno said the military-enforced curfew would begin at 3 p.m. local time in response to breakouts of violence in areas previously untouched by the protests. Around 1 p.m., masked protesters broke into the national auditor's office and set it ablaze, sending black smoke billowing acro…

teleSUR-Erin Fiorini (2019-10-12). Censorship: teleSUR Taken Off Air in Ecuador. telesurenglish.net Satellite and cable companies, Directvla and TVCable in Ecuador, both of which require a subscription, have pulled the plug on the teleSUR news station. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | The move comes just as the national government under right-wing president, Lenin Moreno, declared a curfew and militarized the entire city of Quito, the nation's capital, starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time. | Previously, Moreno banned the television stat…

WSWS (2019-10-12). Five dead and almost 1,000 arrested as repression mounts in Ecuador. wsws.org The Ombudsman Office of Ecuador confirmed that the repression has left 5 demonstrators killed, 554 injured, and 929 arrested. These numbers, however, conceal the brutality of the repression.

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Ecuador: Supposed 'Peace Zone' Looks Like A 'War Zone' in Quito. telesurenglish.net The social struggle did not abate in Ecuador despite attempts by the government to quell the protests on the tenth day of the demonstrations. During the early hours on Saturday, Ecuadorean olice fired tear gas and live ammo at the Indigenous people, farmers, workers and students who remained protesting near the National Assembly in Quito. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Riot Police Fire Tear Gas, Live Ammo at Protesters | Thousands of people from the Amazon region and the Andean highlands arr…

Staff (2019-10-12). Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Omar at Minnesota Rally. therealnews.com Trump's attacks on the impeachment process and Minnesota's Somali-refugee community are an appeal to America's far-right militia movement, say professors Joe Lowndes and Gerald Horne.

Ralph Nader (2019-10-12). The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing. commondreams.org It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.

Andreas Malm (2019-10-12). It is time to try out an "ecological Leninism" — Interview with Andreas Malm. mronline.org Andreas Malm interviewed about Marxist approaches to the climate movement. | Source

Ruth Milka (2019-10-12). "The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes": 10 U.S. species face extinction due by climate-fueled superstorms. nationofchange.org "The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes that bring suffering and death to some of our nation's most vulnerable wildlife."

Graham Peebles (2019-10-12). Climate Change: All Talk No Action. dissidentvoice.org Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by …

Alleen Brown (2019-10-12). Can Extinction Rebellion Build a U.S. Climate Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth? theintercept.com To members sincere in their belief that a mass-appeal movement is what's needed to quell catastrophe, drawing in front-line communities is life or death.

Staff (2019-10-12). Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit. truthout.org | | The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Oct. 9 on the constitutionality of Alaska's energy policy promoting development of oil and gas. The plaintiffs in Sinnok vs the state of Alaska are 16 young Alaskans ranging in age from 5 to 22. | One of the plaintiffs' two attorneys, Andrew Welle, told justices the state knowingly and systematically permits, authorizes and promotes the development of fossil fuels. Those actions, he said, are adding to greenhouse gasses and destabilizing the…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-10-12). A 'Red Deal': Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action. commondreams.org "We are all related; us, plants, animals, water, air, and soil. We are all related."

Joaqlin Estus (2019-10-12). Alaska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in kids' climate change lawsuit. nationofchange.org 'Is there a time to declare that air that sustains life is a fundamental right?'

The Canary (2019-10-12). Doctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangers. thecanary.co More than 100 healthcare professionals have joined the sixth day of climate change protests in London.Doctors, nurses and medical students were among those demonstrating at Jubilee Gardens, near oil giant Shell's London HQ, on Saturday in the "Health March for the Planet".Several protesters leading the crowd wore hospital face masks, while others carried Extinction Rebellion flags and signs reading: "Climate change is a health issue."Doctors and other health workers took part in the protest in London's Jubilee Gardens (Dominic Lipinski/PA)Alex Turner, 36, a paediatric and emergency doctor from Bristol who was wea…

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Saturday that they are prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator. | RELATED: | US Deploys Large Force to Saudi Arabia | The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the rumors about Pakistan's President Imran Khan mediating a potential meeting between Tehran and Riyadh were untrue. According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi: "I am not aware of any mediation," he told state broadcaster I…

WSWS (2019-10-12). US sends 3,000 more troops to defend Saudi monarchy. wsws.org The escalation of the US troop deployment in the region followed on the heels of a missile attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS. wsws.org The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.

WSWS (2019-10-12). US immigration policies sending thousands of children, including babies, back to Mexico. wsws.org The Trump administration has ordered 16,000 migrants under the age of 18 to await their US immigration court hearings in Mexico, including nearly 500 infants.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Six months since the brutal arrest of WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange. wsws.org While Assange is subjected to what amounts to torture in a British prison, the war criminals he has done so much to expose walk free.

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RT (2019-10-12). Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says. rt.com Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…

RT (2019-10-12). 4 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Brooklyn gambling den. rt.com Four people were killed and four injured in a shooting in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The incident took place at a private club on Utica Avenue, that police believe was being run as an "illegal gambling location." | Gunfire broke out shortly before 7am on Saturday at the club, NYPD Chief Dermot Shea told a press conference. Four men aged between 32 and 49 were shot dead and three people, two men and a woman, were wounded. Aother victim suffered a leg injury while fleeing the scene. | The wounded were taken to nearby hospitals, and police recovered two firearms in the club. According to Shea, there w…

Michael Howard (2019-10-12). Don't Miss Joker. dissidentvoice.org I seldom go to the movies anymore as I nearly always leave underwhelmed. There have been exceptions in recent years—The Martian, Birdman—but in general the most hallowed films out of Hollywood (modern ones, anyway) don't resonate with me at all. They're more confusing and alienating than anything else. How is it that so many people …

Staff (2019-10-12). Tokyo Area Shuts Down as Powerful Typhoon Lashes Japan. truthdig.com TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. | Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously heavy rainfall in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, including Gunma, Saitama and Kanagawa, and later expanded the area to include Fukushima and Miyagi to the north. A coastal earthquake also rattle…

Staff (2019-10-12). Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism. truthout.org | | How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…

WSWS (2019-10-12). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

WSWS (2019-10-12). US and China reach limited trade deal. wsws.org The markets responded enthusiastically with the Dow finishing up by more than 300 points, but for all the celebrations, the agreement is very limited.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Edward Snowden: The man who exposed the electronic surveillance of everyone by US intelligence. wsws.org The memoir Permanent Record by the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is an important account of the life of the man behind the exposure of secret global electronic surveillance programs run by the NSA and CIA.

The Canary (2019-10-12). Labour vows to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent no-deal Brexit. thecanary.co Labour has warned Boris Johnson that it is ready to take action through the courts if he tries to push through a no-deal Brexit against the will of Parliament. | Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the party would do "whatever it takes" to prevent the UK leaving the EU at the end of the month without an agreement. | Addressing the Co-operative Party conference in Glasgow, Sir Keir said that if the Prime Minister was unable to secure a deal at next week's crucial EU summit, he must comply with the so-called Benn Act and seek a further delay. | "If he can't — or I should say won't — get a deal…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-12). 'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire. commondreams.org As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-12). Warren Challenges Facebook's Political Advertising Policy—With Ad That Falsely Claims CEO Zuckerberg Endorsed Trump. commondreams.org Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week targeted Facebook's advertising policy—which allows politicians to circulate lies—with an ad of her own, which falsely claims that the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-12). 2 wounded in New Hampshire wedding shooting, NYPD counter-terrorism bureau 'closely monitoring'. rt.com Two people have been injured in a shooting incident in a church in the town of Pelham, New Hampshire. The shooter opened fire during a wedding ceremony. | Pelham Police Department officers responded to the incident at the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 am, and found the gunman being subdued by wedding guests. | The suspect was placed under arrest and the two injured people were brought to nearby hospitals for treatment. | Video from Pelham, NH scene. A number of ambulances, state, and local police pic.twitter.com/uyQ2cOeoT0— Korey O'Brien (@koreyobrienT…

Kurdish Community Center and BALB (2019-10-12). Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria. indybay.org Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…

Harvey Goldberg (2019-10-12). National strike paralyzes Ecuador on Seventh Day of Protests. indybay.org The strike dramatically impacted Cuenca on Wednesday. Streets were largely deserted of vehicle traffic. There was no taxi or bus service. Police and army officers blocked off the central square in downtown Cuenca. A huge march of workers, students, and indigenous people gathered before noon. Things calmed down during mid-day, but in the evening there were running battles between protesters and security forces, which responded by lobbing teargas canisters.

Harvey Goldberg (2019-10-12). Scenes from protests against government in Cuenca, Ecuador. indybay.org (Video 1: 51) | Anti-austerity protests in Cuenca, Ecuador | October 9, 2019…

By The People (2019-10-12). #ImpeachTrump: Pacifica March to Impeach Trump! indybay.org Linda Mar State Beach (North), 5000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044 | www.october13.org/map

East Bay Peace Action (2019-10-12). Speaker Pennie Opal Plant on "Let Us Save the World Together" indybay.org Fred Weaver Resident Center, St. Paul's Tower, second floor, 100 Bay Pl, Oakland, CA 94610 (near 27th and Harrison)…

Michael Harris (2019-10-12). A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment. indybay.org The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.

Santa Cruz News (2019-10-12). Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge. indybay.org Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] were serious in their eyes and well investigated. They had nothing to do with the commission." Video: Former CPVAW Chair Gilli…

United Nations (2019-10-12). After this year's Climate Action Summit, what happens next? un.org People across the world need to embrace "fundamental change" in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.

John Nichols (2019-10-12). Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them. thenation.com Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…

Daniel Thompson (2019-10-12). An Aperspectival View of the Culture War. dissidentvoice.org Each stage in the history of the civil rights movement has had a specific theme and focus. In the 19th century it was race and gender, in the 20th it was race, gender, gay, bi, trans, queer, in the 21st it is all of them +. One could say that these are ideas whose time …

WSWS (2019-10-12). New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria. wsws.org The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.

Vijay Prashad (2019-10-11). If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die. mronline.org Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source

Ed Sykes (2019-10-11). Channel 4 shamed other establishment outlets with its frank report on Turkey's illegal invasion of Syria. thecanary.co While other establishment media outlets held back in their reporting of NATO member Turkey's illegal invasion of northern Syria, Channel 4 put them to shame with a frank and honest analysis. | "It's called ethnic cleansing": | Channel 4's international editor Lindsey Hilsum, reporting from the largely-Kurdish region of northern Syria (aka Rojava), asked: "wh…

The Canary (2019-10-11). 'There's a hundred ways to defend Rojava': a statement from British Internationalists in North East Syria. thecanary.co The Canary is proud to publish this guest post from British Internationalists currently volunteering in North East Syria (Rojava). It is written by Berivan Qereàßox, Michael Sullivan, Tania Brown, Natalia Szarek, Matt Broomfield and Dani Ellis | As of Wednesday 9 October, the fascist Turkish state along with their mercenary Jihadist gangs began their offensive against the free peoples of North East Syria. There have already been civilian casualties, injuries and displacement as a result of these attacks. | As Internationalist vo…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-11). US and Russia Fail to Condemn Turkish Aggression in Syria. Moscow and Washington Exercise Their UNSC Veto in Favor of Turkey's Invasion of Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca On Thursday, the US and Russia vetoed the same Security Council Resolution, the first time this happened since the body initially met on January 17, 1946. | On Thursday in closed-door session, an EU Security Resolution called on Turkey "to cease …

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-11). Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the countries in crisis, Haiti and Iraq, are on …

Dave Lindorff (2019-10-11). 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

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-11). Cynical Enterprises: The Kurds Await Their Fate, Betrayed by the US. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Staff (2019-10-11). A Know-Nothing President Steps Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield. therealnews.com The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.

Tyler Durden (2019-10-11). US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey. theantimedia.com "A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

South Front (2019-10-11). Video: Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring". US Withdraws. Turkey Invades Northeastern Syria. Bombs US Supported YPG Forces. globalresearch.ca Turkey officially announced that it had launched a military operation in northeastern Syria. Over the past years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other representatives of the country's leadership have repeatedly announced this idea. However, this time promises were turned …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-11). U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion! liberationnews.org Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!

South Front (2019-10-11). Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey. globalresearch.ca The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …

Sarah Abed (2019-10-11). World Leaders Condemn Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" and Demand Exercising Restraint. globalresearch.ca "Operation Peace Spring" Turkey's third cross border military operation in northern Syria, in as many years, was initiated east of the Euphrates River, on Wednesday. Turkish armed forces began heavy air and artillery strikes targeting about 180-200 Kurdish positions. Turkey's …

Ed Sykes (2019-10-11). Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue. thecanary.co The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-11). Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally. counterpunch.org In a field beside a disused railway station on the plain just south of the Syrian-Turkish frontier, a brigade of Syrian Kurdish soldiers were retraining in order to resist an invasion by the Turkish army. "We acted like a regular army when we were fighting Daesh [Isis]," Rojvan, a veteran Kurdish commander of the YPG More

Steve Sweeney (2019-10-11). Turkish army and militia forces surround Kurdish towns as invasion advances. peoplesworld.org Scores of Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed and injured as Turkish forces and their jihadist allies closed in on the towns of Tel Abyad and Serekaniye in northern Syria yesterday. NATO's second-largest army began its invasion after launching airstrikes across the Syrian border. Troops flooded into the largely Kurdish region east of the Euphrates …

WSWS (2019-10-11). Crisis mounts over Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria. wsws.org Trump's green light for the Turkish invasion has prompted heated condemnations from his Republican allies as well as within the US military.

Bill Van Auken (2019-10-11). Trump Admits US Killed Millions in War Based on Lies . "We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" globalresearch.ca Amid the storm of denunciations—extending from right-wing Republicans to the Democratic Party, the New York Times and the pseudo-left Jacobinmagazine—of his decision to pull US troops out of Syria, President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary tweet on Wednesday in defense …

Brett Wilkins (2019-10-11). Mainstream Media Suddenly Care About Syrian Civilian Casualties. commondreams.org A Syrian man carried a child who was retrieved from a collapsed building following a reported U.S. coalition air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo in July 2016. (Photo: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Vassilis K. Fouskas, Bulent Gokay (2019-10-11). Trump's Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price. commondreams.org The civil war in Syria, exacerbated by military intervention by countries including the U.S., has left 5.5 million Syrians seeking asylum. (Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julian Cola (2019-10-11). Indigenous-Led Protests Rock Ecuador Decrying IMF Deal and Demanding Moreno's Resignation. mintpressnews.com Labeled "savages" in times past, today the mobilizing efforts of the indigenous have been associated with the work of "terrorist groups" and "criminal groups" by President Moreno.

Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez (2019-10-11). A massive people's strike explodes in Ecuador. workers.org Oct. 10 — The great people's strike has exploded in Ecuador. Today is the eighth day that road traffic in Ibarra, a city with a population of 250,000, has been completely shut down, with no buses or taxis running. It is the sixth day of suspended classes for all students. . . . | Continue reading A massive people's strike explodes in Ecuador at Workers.org

Carlos Aznarez (2019-10-11). Lenín versus Lenin in Ecuador. workers.org Aznárez, based in Buenos Aires, is the director of Resumen Latinoamericano (resumenlatinoamericano.org), which published this article on Oct. 8. Translation by Michael Otto. As the revolutionary Franz Fanon wrote, insurrection has always been a weapon of the humble people — of the "wretched of the earth." It is a necessary . . . | Continue reading Lenín versus Lenin in Ecuador at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-10-11). Live Updates: Ecuadoreans Protest Lenin Moreno Regime. telesurenglish.net For the ninth consecutive day, Ecuador's civil society movements, spearheaded mainly by the Ecuadorean Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie), are conducting a nationwide strike and holding massive protests across the Andean country against President Lenin Moreno and the economic policies package he agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | 'Most Protesters Were Coming for Me': Moreno on Leaving Capital | By Thursday night five people were d…

Eds. (2019-10-11). Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike. mronline.org The heavy-handed response of the Ecuadorian police and military to the massive mobilizations in the country has already cost eight lives with hundreds suffering grave injuries | Source

Staff (2019-10-11). Peru's Constitutional Crisis Cuts Deep Due to Endemic Corruption. therealnews.com The standoff between Peru's president and its legislature has found a temporary resolution, but the corruption crisis continues and the left might be able to take advantage of the situation.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-10-11). Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia has stepped up its seizure and detention of ships carrying food and fuel into Yemen, sparking shortages that experts warn will push the country's civilians into even more dire straits.

Staff (2019-10-11). Bipartisan Senate Report Debunks Trump-Giuliani "Spygate" Conspiracy Theory. truthout.org | | Even by the hyperactive standards of the Trump era, this week was a bit of a news overload. The White House "declared war" on the House of Representatives by declaring that impeachment is unconstitutional. The President impulsively gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter America's Kurdish allies. And the Southern District of New York arrested two of Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian business partners and political associates as they tried to leave the country on a one-way ticket. There were a…

Roger Harris (2019-10-11). Why Trump is Facing Impeachment. counterpunch.org "The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….." Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted Trump More

Rob Urie (2019-10-11). Democrats Impeach Joe Biden, Fiddle as the Planet Burns. counterpunch.org Establishment efforts to isolate 'corruption' narrowly in the persons of Donald Trump and Joe Biden's son, Hunter, rely on a conception of it that makes sense only within political economy that ceased to function for the rest of us some decades ago. Understood outside of Washington and New York is that the exchange of campaign More

Ralph Nader (2019-10-11). "I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President." Really! dissidentvoice.org It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. Six House Committees have been investigating and assembling for months the necessary evidence. Mr. Trump himself has taunted …

Staff (2019-10-11). Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses? therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.

Roger D. Harris (2019-10-11). Why Trump Is Facing Impeachment. dissidentvoice.org The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….. — Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted …

WSWS (2019-10-11). Trump makes fascistic appeal to police and military at Minneapolis rally. wsws.org The president spoke at his first rally since the start of the impeachment inquiry with dozens of red-shirted police as a backdrop, and any protesters physically removed.

The Canary (2019-10-11). John McDonnell speaks out as it emerges Facebook only paid £28.5m in UK tax despite £1.65bn revenue. thecanary.co Facebook only paid £28.5 million in UK taxes last year despite reporting growing revenue of £1.65 billion from advertising sales.The tech giant's latest UK accounts reveal that pre-tax profits jumped by more than 50% from the year before to £96.6 million.Its total tax bill for 2018 came in at £30.4 million, but this was reduced by £1.9 million due to deferred tax and effects of changes in tax rates — up from the £15.8 million it paid in tax for 2017.Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said: How many more examples of large-scale tax avoidance does this Government nee…

RT (2019-10-11). Jane Fonda protests 'climate change' in DC because Greta Thunberg said so, gets arrested. rt.com Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has woken up to how bad climate change is after listening to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. She came to Washington to protest on the steps of the Capitol, and promptly got arrested. | "I've been a climate scientist for decades and decades," Fonda, 81, told ABC News — but it was apparently Thunberg holding a sign in from of the Swedish parliament that inspired her to actually take to the streets. So the 81-year-old actress decided to get out of her "comfort zone," leaving her $5.45 million Los Angeles mansion to move across the country to Washington, DC for the purpose of pro…

teleSUR (2019-10-11). Venezuela's Guaido Asks Trump To Spend Public Funds on Citgo. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan opposition is asking for help from United States lawmakers to pressure Washington to make a US$913 million payment due at the end of the month so Citgo refinery benefits would stay in their hands and not the people of Venezuela. | RELATED: | US Court Rules Canadian Firm Can Collect $1.4B From Venezuela | U.S. lawmakers, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week requesting that he take executive action to prevent Venezuela…

Aída Chávez (2019-10-11). Twitter Tips the Scale Toward Incumbents by Refusing to Verify Primary Challengers. theintercept.com Twitter is refusing to verify the accounts of primary challengers running for Congress in 2020, a policy that many candidates say is hurting their campaigns and helping keep the same handful of politicians in power. | Cori Bush, a community activist who challenged 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay in the St. Louis-based district last cycle, still hasn't been verified on Twitter. She's running in Missouri's 1st Congressional District again in 2020, and even starred in a documentary about her first attempt. "Knock Down the House," the Rachel Lears film Netflix bought for a record $10 million, followed the insurge…

The Canary (2019-10-11). NHS pledges to cut plastic in canteens and across catering. thecanary.co The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year. | The use of single-use plastic across all catering will be cut as part of a drive to reduce waste and help the environment. | The move will affect staff and patient canteens, on-ward catering and plastics handed out by on-site retailers including Boots, M&S and WH Smith. | These major retailers have signed up to the pledge and promised to get rid of straws and stirrers from April 2020, with cutlery, plates and cups phased out over the following 12 months. | The NHS bought at least 163…

Graham Peebles (2019-10-11). Climate Change: All Talk No Action. counterpunch.org Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by More

Eds. (2019-10-11). Climate Justice in India: A critical overview. mronline.org Global climate strike led by Greta Thunberg and youth around the world has trigged climate justice debates in the mainstream. In India, from the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate protests in major metropolitan cities demanding governments to act on the current climate crisis to ensure a livable future for the coming generations. | Source

Yves Engler (2019-10-11). Is Trudeau a Climate Criminal? dissidentvoice.org During a rally/press conference before the September 27 climate strike/protest in Montréal a friend interrupted the Prime Minister to label him a "climate criminal". When Trudeau joined the enormous march, I dogged him yelling "criminel climatique/climate criminal". A week later I was detained and given a $150 ticket for yelling "climate criminal" outside a café …

The Canary (2019-10-11). Climate breakdown activists 'wallpaper' government department with science reports. thecanary.co Environmental activists have 'wallpapered' the front of a government department with pages of science detailing the climate impact of fracked gas.A group of protesters, many dressed in boiler suits, pasted printouts of a study by climate scientist Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University in the US, showing the effects of fracked gas on fossil fuels.The group pasted the pages on the revolving doors, walls and windows of the department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin.The move is the flagship action of Extinction Rebellion week in the city.Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors wallpa…

Eds. (2019-10-11). Struggle for climate change is a struggle against capitalism. mronline.org The struggle against inequality and for destruction of capital is innately linked with struggle for man-nature dialectics of the higher order where earth does not remain a commodity to be exploited. | Source

teleSUR (2019-10-11). US Deploys Large Force to Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Armed Forces will deploy a large number of military personnel to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the September 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran. | RELATED: | Iranian Oil Tanker Targeted by Two Missiles Off the Saudi Coast | According to a statement from the Pentagon, the deployment, which was first reported by Reuters, will include fighter squadrons, one air expeditionary wing and air defens…

teleSUR (2019-10-11). Iranian Oil Tanker Targeted by Two Missiles Off the Saudi Coast. telesurenglish.net An Iranian oil tanker that was traveling through the Red Sea waters on Friday was reportedly targeted by two missiles from an unidentified source, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced in an official statement. | RELATED: | Iran Reiterates Hormuz Plan Will Guarantee Peace in the Region | Iran identified the ship as the 'Sabiti', which, at the time, was traveling off the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah when the explosions were first reported at 9: 00 A.M. (Riyadh Time).

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As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…
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TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-12
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.
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Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…
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Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region — an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump — the Pentagon confirmed…
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AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and…
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Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF's Deadly "Economic Medicine", The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-12
Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno | A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the "centre left" government of President Lenin Moreno. | In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador….
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IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange
Martin Armstrong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-12
This article was first published in April 2019, following the granting of a $4.2 billion IMF loan to Ecuador. | It should be understood that the conditions underlying this loan are intended to impoverish an entire country. | The IMF policy conditionalities …
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Ecuador: Supposed 'Peace Zone' Looks Like A 'War Zone' in Quito
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
The social struggle did not abate in Ecuador despite attempts by the government to quell the protests on the tenth day of the demonstrations. During the early hours on Saturday, Ecuadorean olice fired tear gas and live ammo at the Indigenous people, farmers, workers and students who remained protesting near the National Assembly in Quito. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Riot Police Fire Tear Gas, Live Ammo at Protesters | Thousands of people from the Amazon region and the Andean highlands arr…
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Ecuador: 'No Place to Hide', More Cities Reject Neoliberalism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
For the first time in the history of the Republic of Ecuador, the government headquarters was transferred from Quito, the capital city, to Guayaquil on October 7. | President Lenin Moreno made the decision amid growing protests against the policy package implemented to secure an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. | The decision also happened a week after Moreno declared a State of Exception, a legal move which allows the government to restrict civil and political rights. | Closure of alternative media, detention of hundreds of people and other measures to halt citizen protest, however, would appear to have h…
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Ecuador: Quito Militarized, Under Curfew
teleSUR- EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno declared Saturday afternoon, with a 30 minute warning, that his government was putting the capital city of Quito under a curfew starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time and declared the city and its surrounding a "militarized" zone. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was being ta…
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Censorship: teleSUR Taken Off Air in Ecuador
teleSUR-Erin Fiorini | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Satellite and cable companies, Directvla and TVCable in Ecuador, both of which require a subscription, have pulled the plug on the teleSUR news station. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | The move comes just as the national government under right-wing president, Lenin Moreno, declared a curfew and militarized the entire city of Quito, the nation's capital, starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time. | Previously, Moreno banned the television stat…
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Five dead and almost 1,000 arrested as repression mounts in Ecuador
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Ombudsman Office of Ecuador confirmed that the repression has left 5 demonstrators killed, 554 injured, and 929 arrested. These numbers, however, conceal the brutality of the repression.
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Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF "Economic Package" ("Paquetazo")
CADTM | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-12
With a stubborn position that borders on political suicide, the government of Lenin Moreno, during the seventh day of massive and combative Popular Unemployment, has preferred to repress thousands of indigenous, students, settlers and workers who have risen throughout the | …
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Ecuador's Indigenous Leaders Willing to Talk After Fuel-Price Protests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
QUITO, Ecuador — Indigenous leaders of fuel-price protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week said Saturday they are willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the crisis even as violence prompted the president to impose a curfew in the capital and surrounding areas. | Moreno said the military-enforced curfew would begin at 3 p.m. local time in response to breakouts of violence in areas previously untouched by the protests. Around 1 p.m., masked protesters broke into the national auditor's office and set it ablaze, sending black smoke billowing acro…
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Quito Militarized, Under Curfew
teleSUR- EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno declared Saturday afternoon, with a 30 minute warning, that his government was putting the capital city of Quito under a curfew starting at 3: 00 p.m. local time and declared the city and its surrounding a "militarized" zone. | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was being ta…
telesurenglish.net/news/Quito-Militarize…

Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Omar at Minnesota Rally
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-12
Trump's attacks on the impeachment process and Minnesota's Somali-refugee community are an appeal to America's far-right militia movement, say professors Joe Lowndes and Gerald Horne.
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The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.
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Can Extinction Rebellion Build a U.S. Climate Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth?
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-10-12
To members sincere in their belief that a mass-appeal movement is what's needed to quell catastrophe, drawing in front-line communities is life or death.
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It is time to try out an "ecological Leninism" — Interview with Andreas Malm
Andreas Malm | mronline.org | 2019-10-12
Andreas Malm interviewed about Marxist approaches to the climate movement. | Source…
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Alaska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in kids' climate change lawsuit
Joaqlin Estus | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
'Is there a time to declare that air that sustains life is a fundamental right?'…
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Doctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
More than 100 healthcare professionals have joined the sixth day of climate change protests in London.Doctors, nurses and medical students were among those demonstrating at Jubilee Gardens, near oil giant Shell's London HQ, on Saturday in the "Health March for the Planet".Several protesters leading the crowd wore hospital face masks, while others carried Extinction Rebellion flags and signs reading: "Climate change is a health issue."Doctors and other health workers took part in the protest in London's Jubilee Gardens (Dominic Lipinski/PA)Alex Turner, 36, a paediatric and emergency doctor from Bristol who was wea…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/10/12/do…

"The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes": 10 U.S. species face extinction due by climate-fueled superstorms
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
"The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes that bring suffering and death to some of our nation's most vulnerable wildlife."
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Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Oct. 9 on the constitutionality of Alaska's energy policy promoting development of oil and gas. The plaintiffs in Sinnok vs the state of Alaska are 16 young Alaskans ranging in age from 5 to 22. | One of the plaintiffs' two attorneys, Andrew Welle, told justices the state knowingly and systematically permits, authorizes and promotes the development of fossil fuels. Those actions, he said, are adding to greenhouse gasses and destabilizing the…
truthout.org/articles/alaska-supreme-cou…

Climate Change: All Talk No Action
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-12
Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/climate-chang…

A 'Red Deal': Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action
Josue De Luna Navarro | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
"We are all related; us, plants, animals, water, air, and soil. We are all related."
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Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
The Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Saturday that they are prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator. | RELATED: | US Deploys Large Force to Saudi Arabia | The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the rumors about Pakistan's President Imran Khan mediating a potential meeting between Tehran and Riyadh were untrue. According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi: "I am not aware of any mediation," he told state broadcaster I…
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US sends 3,000 more troops to defend Saudi monarchy
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The escalation of the US troop deployment in the region followed on the heels of a missile attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/iran…

Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/nell…

US immigration policies sending thousands of children, including babies, back to Mexico
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Trump administration has ordered 16,000 migrants under the age of 18 to await their US immigration court hearings in Mexico, including nearly 500 infants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/immi…

Six months since the brutal arrest of WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
While Assange is subjected to what amounts to torture in a British prison, the war criminals he has done so much to expose walk free.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/pers…

Tokyo Area Shuts Down as Powerful Typhoon Lashes Japan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. | Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously heavy rainfall in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, including Gunma, Saitama and Kanagawa, and later expanded the area to include Fukushima and Miyagi to the north. A coastal earthquake also rattle…
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Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/hall…

Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…
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Fund Drive Fanatics: Who Will Be the Big Donor This Year?
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-12
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Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…
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US and China reach limited trade deal
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The markets responded enthusiastically with the Dow finishing up by more than 300 points, but for all the celebrations, the agreement is very limited.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/usch…

4 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Brooklyn gambling den
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Four people were killed and four injured in a shooting in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The incident took place at a private club on Utica Avenue, that police believe was being run as an "illegal gambling location." | Gunfire broke out shortly before 7am on Saturday at the club, NYPD Chief Dermot Shea told a press conference. Four men aged between 32 and 49 were shot dead and three people, two men and a woman, were wounded. Aother victim suffered a leg injury while fleeing the scene. | The wounded were taken to nearby hospitals, and police recovered two firearms in the club. According to Shea, there w…
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Don't Miss Joker
Michael Howard | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-12
I seldom go to the movies anymore as I nearly always leave underwhelmed. There have been exceptions in recent years–The Martian, Birdman–but in general the most hallowed films out of Hollywood (modern ones, anyway) don't resonate with me at all. They're more confusing and alienating than anything else. How is it that so many people …
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Edward Snowden: The man who exposed the electronic surveillance of everyone by US intelligence
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The memoir Permanent Record by the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is an important account of the life of the man behind the exposure of secret global electronic surveillance programs run by the NSA and CIA.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/snow…

Labour vows to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent no-deal Brexit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
Labour has warned Boris Johnson that it is ready to take action through the courts if he tries to push through a no-deal Brexit against the will of Parliament. | Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the party would do "whatever it takes" to prevent the UK leaving the EU at the end of the month without an agreement. | Addressing the Co-operative Party conference in Glasgow, Sir Keir said that if the Prime Minister was unable to secure a deal at next week's crucial EU summit, he must comply with the so-called Benn Act and seek a further delay. | "If he can't — or I should say won't — get a deal…
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'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Warren Challenges Facebook's Political Advertising Policy—With Ad That Falsely Claims CEO Zuckerberg Endorsed Trump
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week targeted Facebook's advertising policy—which allows politicians to circulate lies—with an ad of her own, which falsely claims that the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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2 wounded in New Hampshire wedding shooting, NYPD counter-terrorism bureau 'closely monitoring'
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Two people have been injured in a shooting incident in a church in the town of Pelham, New Hampshire. The shooter opened fire during a wedding ceremony. | Pelham Police Department officers responded to the incident at the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 am, and found the gunman being subdued by wedding guests. | The suspect was placed under arrest and the two injured people were brought to nearby hospitals for treatment. | Video from Pelham, NH scene. A number of ambulances, state, and local police pic.twitter.com/uyQ2cOeoT0– Korey O'Brien (@koreyobrienT…
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Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria
Kurdish Community Center and BALB | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…
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Scenes from protests against government in Cuenca, Ecuador
Harvey Goldberg | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
(Video 1: 51) | Anti-austerity protests in Cuenca, Ecuador | October 9, 2019…
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National strike paralyzes Ecuador on Seventh Day of Protests
Harvey Goldberg | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
The strike dramatically impacted Cuenca on Wednesday. Streets were largely deserted of vehicle traffic. There was no taxi or bus service. Police and army officers blocked off the central square in downtown Cuenca. A huge march of workers, students, and indigenous people gathered before noon. Things calmed down during mid-day, but in the evening there were running battles between protesters and security forces, which responded by lobbing teargas canisters.
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#ImpeachTrump: Pacifica March to Impeach Trump!
By The People | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
Linda Mar State Beach (North), 5000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044 | www.october13.org/map
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Speaker Pennie Opal Plant on "Let Us Save the World Together"
East Bay Peace Action | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
Fred Weaver Resident Center, St. Paul's Tower, second floor, 100 Bay Pl, Oakland, CA 94610 (near 27th and Harrison)…
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A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/10/1882719…

Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] were serious in their eyes and well investigated. They had nothing to do with the commission." Video: Former CPVAW Chair Gilli…
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After this year's Climate Action Summit, what happens next?
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-12
People across the world need to embrace "fundamental change" in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.
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Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-12
Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…
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An Aperspectival View of the Culture War
Daniel Thompson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-12
Each stage in the history of the civil rights movement has had a specific theme and focus. In the 19th century it was race and gender, in the 20th it was race, gender, gay, bi, trans, queer, in the 21st it is all of them +. One could say that these are ideas whose time …
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New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.
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If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source…
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Channel 4 shamed other establishment outlets with its frank report on Turkey's illegal invasion of Syria
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
While other establishment media outlets held back in their reporting of NATO member Turkey's illegal invasion of northern Syria, Channel 4 put them to shame with a frank and honest analysis. | "It's called ethnic cleansing": | Channel 4's international editor Lindsey Hilsum, reporting from the largely-Kurdish region of northern Syria (aka Rojava), asked: "wh…
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'There's a hundred ways to defend Rojava': a statement from British Internationalists in North East Syria
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The Canary is proud to publish this guest post from British Internationalists currently volunteering in North East Syria (Rojava). It is written by Berivan Qereàßox, Michael Sullivan, Tania Brown, Natalia Szarek, Matt Broomfield and Dani Ellis | As of Wednesday 9 October, the fascist Turkish state along with their mercenary Jihadist gangs began their offensive against the free peoples of North East Syria. There have already been civilian casualties, injuries and displacement as a result of these attacks. | As Internationalist vo…
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Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…
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US and Russia Fail to Condemn Turkish Aggression in Syria. Moscow and Washington Exercise Their UNSC Veto in Favor of Turkey's Invasion of Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
On Thursday, the US and Russia vetoed the same Security Council Resolution, the first time this happened since the body initially met on January 17, 1946. | On Thursday in closed-door session, an EU Security Resolution called on Turkey "to cease …
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Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the countries in crisis, Haiti and Iraq, are on …
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Sure Trump is 'Betraying the Kurds!' But What's New about That?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
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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A Know-Nothing President Steps Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.
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Cynical Enterprises: The Kurds Await Their Fate, Betrayed by the US
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
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 …
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Video: Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring". US Withdraws. Turkey Invades Northeastern Syria. Bombs US Supported YPG Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Turkey officially announced that it had launched a military operation in northeastern Syria. Over the past years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other representatives of the country's leadership have repeatedly announced this idea. However, this time promises were turned …
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World Leaders Condemn Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" and Demand Exercising Restraint
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
"Operation Peace Spring" Turkey's third cross border military operation in northern Syria, in as many years, was initiated east of the Euphrates River, on Wednesday. Turkish armed forces began heavy air and artillery strikes targeting about 180-200 Kurdish positions. Turkey's …
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Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …
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U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!
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US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
In a field beside a disused railway station on the plain just south of the Syrian-Turkish frontier, a brigade of Syrian Kurdish soldiers were retraining in order to resist an invasion by the Turkish army. "We acted like a regular army when we were fighting Daesh [Isis]," Rojvan, a veteran Kurdish commander of the YPG…
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Turkish army and militia forces surround Kurdish towns as invasion advances
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
Scores of Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed and injured as Turkish forces and their jihadist allies closed in on the towns of Tel Abyad and Serekaniye in northern Syria yesterday. NATO's second-largest army began its invasion after launching airstrikes across the Syrian border. Troops flooded into the largely Kurdish region east of the Euphrates …
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Crisis mounts over Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
Trump's green light for the Turkish invasion has prompted heated condemnations from his Republican allies as well as within the US military.
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Trump Admits US Killed Millions in War Based on Lies . "We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION"
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Amid the storm of denunciations–extending from right-wing Republicans to the Democratic Party, the New York Times and the pseudo-left Jacobinmagazine–of his decision to pull US troops out of Syria, President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary tweet on Wednesday in defense …
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Trump's Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price
Vassilis K. Fouskas, Bulent Gokay | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
The civil war in Syria, exacerbated by military intervention by countries including the U.S., has left 5.5 million Syrians seeking asylum. (Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mainstream Media Suddenly Care About Syrian Civilian Casualties
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
A Syrian man carried a child who was retrieved from a collapsed building following a reported U.S. coalition air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo in July 2016. (Photo: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Indigenous-Led Protests Rock Ecuador Decrying IMF Deal and Demanding Moreno's Resignation
Julian Cola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-11
Labeled "savages" in times past, today the mobilizing efforts of the indigenous have been associated with the work of "terrorist groups" and "criminal groups" by President…
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Lenín versus Lenin in Ecuador
Carlos Aznarez | workers.org | 2019-10-11
Aznárez, based in Buenos Aires, is the director of Resumen Latinoamericano (resumenlatinoamericano.org), which published this article on Oct. 8. Translation by Michael Otto. As the revolutionary Franz Fanon wrote, insurrection has always been a weapon of the humble people — of the "wretched of the earth." It is a necessary . . . | Continue reading Lenín versus Lenin in Ecuador at Workers.org
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Live Updates: Ecuadoreans Protest Lenin Moreno Regime
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-11
For the ninth consecutive day, Ecuador's civil society movements, spearheaded mainly by the Ecuadorean Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie), are conducting a nationwide strike and holding massive protests across the Andean country against President Lenin Moreno and the economic policies package he agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | 'Most Protesters Were Coming for Me': Moreno on Leaving Capital | By Thursday night five people were d…
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A massive people's strike explodes in Ecuador
Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez | workers.org | 2019-10-11
Oct. 10 — The great people's strike has exploded in Ecuador. Today is the eighth day that road traffic in Ibarra, a city with a population of 250,000, has been completely shut down, with no buses or taxis running. It is the sixth day of suspended classes for all students. . . . | Continue reading A massive people's strike explodes in Ecuador at Workers.org
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Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
The heavy-handed response of the Ecuadorian police and military to the massive mobilizations in the country has already cost eight lives with hundreds suffering grave injuries | Source…
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Peru's Constitutional Crisis Cuts Deep Due to Endemic Corruption
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
The standoff between Peru's president and its legislature has found a temporary resolution, but the corruption crisis continues and the left might be able to take advantage of the situation.
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Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-11
Saudi Arabia has stepped up its seizure and detention of ships carrying food and fuel into Yemen, sparking shortages that experts warn will push the country's civilians into even more dire straits.
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Bipartisan Senate Report Debunks Trump-Giuliani "Spygate" Conspiracy Theory
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-11
| Even by the hyperactive standards of the Trump era, this week was a bit of a news overload. The White House "declared war" on the House of Representatives by declaring that impeachment is unconstitutional. The President impulsively gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter America's Kurdish allies. And the Southern District of New York arrested two of Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian business partners and political associates as they tried to leave the country on a one-way ticket. There were a…
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Democrats Impeach Joe Biden, Fiddle as the Planet Burns
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
Establishment efforts to isolate 'corruption' narrowly in the persons of Donald Trump and Joe Biden's son, Hunter, rely on a conception of it that makes sense only within political economy that ceased to function for the rest of us some decades ago. Understood outside of Washington and New York is that the exchange of campaign…
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Why Trump is Facing Impeachment
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
"The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….." Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted Trump…
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"I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President." Really!
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust–President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. Six House Committees have been investigating and assembling for months the necessary evidence. Mr. Trump himself has taunted …
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Trump makes fascistic appeal to police and military at Minneapolis rally
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
The president spoke at his first rally since the start of the impeachment inquiry with dozens of red-shirted police as a backdrop, and any protesters physically removed.
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Why Trump Is Facing Impeachment
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….. — Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted …
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Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.
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John McDonnell speaks out as it emerges Facebook only paid £28.5m in UK tax despite £1.65bn revenue
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
Facebook only paid £28.5 million in UK taxes last year despite reporting growing revenue of £1.65 billion from advertising sales.The tech giant's latest UK accounts reveal that pre-tax profits jumped by more than 50% from the year before to £96.6 million.Its total tax bill for 2018 came in at £30.4 million, but this was reduced by £1.9 million due to deferred tax and effects of changes in tax rates — up from the £15.8 million it paid in tax for 2017.Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said: How many more examples of large-scale tax avoidance does this Government nee…
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Jane Fonda protests 'climate change' in DC because Greta Thunberg said so, gets arrested
rt.com | 2019-10-11
Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has woken up to how bad climate change is after listening to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. She came to Washington to protest on the steps of the Capitol, and promptly got arrested. | "I've been a climate scientist for decades and decades," Fonda, 81, told ABC News — but it was apparently Thunberg holding a sign in from of the Swedish parliament that inspired her to actually take to the streets. So the 81-year-old actress decided to get out of her "comfort zone," leaving her $5.45 million Los Angeles mansion to move across the country to Washington, DC for the purpose of pro…
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Venezuela's Guaido Asks Trump To Spend Public Funds on Citgo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-11
The Venezuelan opposition is asking for help from United States lawmakers to pressure Washington to make a US$913 million payment due at the end of the month so Citgo refinery benefits would stay in their hands and not the people of Venezuela. | RELATED: | US Court Rules Canadian Firm Can Collect $1.4B From Venezuela | U.S. lawmakers, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week requesting that he take executive action to prevent Venezuela…
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NHS pledges to cut plastic in canteens and across catering
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year. | The use of single-use plastic across all catering will be cut as part of a drive to reduce waste and help the environment. | The move will affect staff and patient canteens, on-ward catering and plastics handed out by on-site retailers including Boots, M&S and WH Smith. | These major retailers have signed up to the pledge and promised to get rid of straws and stirrers from April 2020, with cutlery, plates and cups phased out over the following 12 months. | The NHS bought at least 163…
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Twitter Tips the Scale Toward Incumbents by Refusing to Verify Primary Challengers
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-10-11
Twitter is refusing to verify the accounts of primary challengers running for Congress in 2020, a policy that many candidates say is hurting their campaigns and helping keep the same handful of politicians in power. | Cori Bush, a community activist who challenged 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay in the St. Louis-based district last cycle, still hasn't been verified on Twitter. She's running in Missouri's 1st Congressional District again in 2020, and even starred in a documentary about her first attempt. "Knock Down the House," the Rachel Lears film Netflix bought for a record $10 million, followed the insurge…
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Climate Change: All Talk No Action
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by…
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Is Trudeau a Climate Criminal?
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
During a rally/press conference before the September 27 climate strike/protest in Montréal a friend interrupted the Prime Minister to label him a "climate criminal". When Trudeau joined the enormous march, I dogged him yelling "criminel climatique/climate criminal". A week later I was detained and given a $150 ticket for yelling "climate criminal" outside a café …
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Climate breakdown activists 'wallpaper' government department with science reports
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
Environmental activists have 'wallpapered' the front of a government department with pages of science detailing the climate impact of fracked gas.A group of protesters, many dressed in boiler suits, pasted printouts of a study by climate scientist Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University in the US, showing the effects of fracked gas on fossil fuels.The group pasted the pages on the revolving doors, walls and windows of the department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin.The move is the flagship action of Extinction Rebellion week in the city.Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors wallpa…
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Struggle for climate change is a struggle against capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
The struggle against inequality and for destruction of capital is innately linked with struggle for man-nature dialectics of the higher order where earth does not remain a commodity to be exploited. | Source…
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Climate Justice in India: A critical overview
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Global climate strike led by Greta Thunberg and youth around the world has trigged climate justice debates in the mainstream. In India, from the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate protests in major metropolitan cities demanding governments to act on the current climate crisis to ensure a livable future for the coming generations. | Source…
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Pentagon sending 2,000+ more troops to 'assure and enhance defense' of Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran
rt.com | 2019-10-11
The US is beefing up military might in the Middle East, saying it will send more troops, fighter jets and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia amid escalating tensions with Iran. | US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized the deployment of two fighter squadrons, one Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), two batteries of Patriot missile defense systems and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday. | This is in addition to the 200 or so troops, Patriots and radar systems whose deployment was announced two weeks ago, and amounts to 3,000 troops "e…
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Iranian Oil Tanker Targeted by Two Missiles Off the Saudi Coast
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-11
An Iranian oil tanker that was traveling through the Red Sea waters on Friday was reportedly targeted by two missiles from an unidentified source, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced in an official statement. | RELATED: | Iran Reiterates Hormuz Plan Will Guarantee Peace in the Region | Iran identified the ship as the 'Sabiti', which, at the time, was traveling off the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah when the explosions were first reported at 9: 00 A.M. (Riyadh Time).
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