Daily Archives: October 13, 2019

2019-10-13: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-10-13). Hundreds of Daesh supporters escape in northern Syria as the Turkish invasion continues. thecanary.co Turkish forces have approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria (aka Rojava), setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Daesh (Isis/Isil) supporters to escape from a camp.The move also prompted US soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base.A US military official said the situation across Rojava was "deteriorating rapidly" and that American forces were cut off from the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with.The official said US t…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-13). At the Foot of Mammon. What is the Cold Truth. Remember the Illegal US Invasion of Iraq? globalresearch.ca Some say the following quote came from journalist John Swinton (1829-1901), but it matters not who actually said it. The cold hard truth is that it was spoken by someone who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had …

RT (2019-10-13). Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds. rt.com Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm— Hillary Clinton (@…

Juan Cole (2019-10-13). Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria. commondreams.org A CNN exclusive by Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne reveals that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the U.S., "I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region."

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-13). Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria. globalresearch.ca US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. | They're unrelated to Ankara's alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …

Jon Rainwater (2019-10-13). Trump Isn't Really Ending Endless Wars, He's Making Them Worse. commondreams.org Civil war and foreign interventions in Syria have created a geopolitical Gordian knot, an intractable humanitarian crisis, and a maddeningly complex conflict zone of wars within wars. It should come as no surprise that an erratic leader like President Donald Trump would make the suffering worse.

Staff (2019-10-13). U.S. Begins Possible Full Withdrawal From Northern Syria. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. | Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. | Esper, interviewed on two TV news shows, s…

Ed Sykes (2019-10-13). Remember the media outrage when Turkey was found guilty of war crimes? No, neither do we. thecanary.co NATO member Turkey invaded northern Syria on 9 October, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who led the way in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). There are now allegations that "Turkish-backed terrorist groups are committing war crimes" in the region. And that wouldn't come as a surprise. Because although there was little…

South Front (2019-10-13). Video: Turkish Forces Confront Kurdish Armed Groups in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca Since October 9, the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish-backed militants have been developing a ground phase of their operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria. | The main Turkish efforts were focused on the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tell …

Sarah Abed (2019-10-13). Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey's cross border military operation, Turkey's Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim. | Turkey accidently put …

Jason Ditz (2019-10-13). As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion. theantimedia.com The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

Miri Wood (2019-10-13). Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation. globalresearch.ca Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey's new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired …

teleSUR (2019-10-13). 750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes. telesurenglish.net Around 750 people with suspected links to the Islamic State Group have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria as a result of Turkish strikes against Kurdish forces. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The news came after the United States asked all of its 1,000 troops to withdraw "as safely and quick…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-13). Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Moreno campaigned on a platform of continuing the progressive policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa. | Straightaway in office, he betrayed the public trust. Ecuadorian legal scholar Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga accused him of abandoning his pledges, implementing neoliberal policies demanded by US …

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Ecuador: Military Curfew Partially Lifted in Capital Quito. telesurenglish.net The anti-government protests kept up demonstrations Sunday despite a military curfew announced by President Lenin Moreno a day earlier. The curfew has been partially lifted between 11: 30 am and 8: 00 pm local time, however, some main and important roads are still blocked and some areas are under curfew. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Nation on Military Lockdown | The president's Decree 893 handed over the status of the existing national state of exception to the military. The military responded by limiting people…

Kim Barzola (2019-10-13). Ecuador's masses rise up against neoliberal policies. liberationnews.org Stand with Ecuador's working people fighting to reject institutions and solutions that reinforce and serve the imperialist ruling class.

RT (2019-10-13). 'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness. rt.com Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…

Sergey Maidukov (2019-10-13). The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine's President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin? globalresearch.ca The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was "no blackmail" in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA. | He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …

Staff (2019-10-13). Trump Doubles Down on His Assault on Alaska's Old-Growth Forests. truthout.org | | The US Forest Service plans to roll back protections on the most pristine parts of the national forest and chop down another quarter million acres of the island's old growth forest — generally, trees more than 150 years old. Old-growth timber is often favored over younger timber because of its more attractive appearance, but cutting it down threatens the island's wildlife and the subsistence lifestyles that depend on it. | Prince of Wales island is a little larger than Delaware but has less t…

Staff (2019-10-13). California Blackouts Throw Spotlight on Disparity. truthdig.com When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. | Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. | But many families impacted by the blackouts are struggling from paycheck to paycheck and don't have the luxury of buying backup power. | The blackouts are highlighting a divide in a region with growing income disparity where access to electricity is increasingly availab…

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-10-13). Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. "Strategic Response" to End Violence. globalresearch.ca Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well …

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-10-13). Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening. dissidentvoice.org Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G — threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. …

James Wright (2019-10-13). Climate campaigners win a major victory, leaving Boris Johnson even weaker. thecanary.co With flagship fracking company Cuadrilla packing its bags, climate campaigners have won a major victory. And they've left Boris Johnson, who has long championed fracking, even weaker. | 'Fracking is dead': | After reportedly triggering several e…

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Iran's Khamenei Asks Elite Guard to Develop More Advanced Arms. telesurenglish.net Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, amid increasingly tense disputes with the United States and Gulf Arab states. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | Tensions in the Gulf have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program…

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-13). Behind Hong Kong's Black Terror. globalresearch.ca "If we burn, you burn with us." "Self-destruct together." (Lam chao.) | The new slogans of Hong Kong's black bloc — a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors — made their first appearance on a rainy Sunday …

Larry Romanoff (2019-10-13). The History of Hong Kong, Britain's Colonial Legacy. Fast Forward to 2019. globalresearch.ca The recent history of Hong Kong doesn't begin where most Westerners might imagine. It began with the Rothschild's British East India Company that existed from the early 1700s to nearly 1900, when Rothschild conceived the idea of inflicting opium onto …

CGTN (2019-10-13). Did Hong Kong Police Use Excessive Force? dissidentvoice.org Accusations of #HongKong #police using excessive #force are without end. This video puts the issues into perspective.

Maye Primera (2019-10-13). Months After ICE Raids, An Impoverished Mississippi Community Is Still Reeling. theintercept.com Migdalia couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, her whole body ached. "I don't know what's wrong with me," she told her children. She thinks the pains began in late June, around the time that President Donald Trump announced massive immigration raids across the country. On August 7, the day Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers stormed her workplace, her feet ached. "I could feel it coming, that's what was happening to me," Migdalia said, her electronic ankle bracelet flickering on her leg. | For 14 years, Migdalia had been slicing chicken breasts and pulling entrails at the chicken processing plant at Koch Foods I…

Staff (2019-10-13). How Exploitation of Migrants Sustains Capitalism's Power Over All Workers. truthout.org | | Following a decade of the global financial crisis, the unravelling of neoliberal centrism and the hardening of right-wing immigration politics, the urgency and renewal of socialist politics have brought its core ideas to the centre of mainstream debate in many high-income countries. There is a popular appetite for alternatives to disastrous capitalism. Yet as it stands, post-neoliberal or even post-capitalist visions of society tend to ignore or take for granted the role of over-exploited…

Teresa Albano (2019-10-13). Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders. commondreams.org Chicago, the City of Big Shoulders, is also the "epicenter for many of the organizations that are undermining America from within." At least that's what a far-right media activist wrote in an email published in the Chicago Tribune, after he and fellow anti-immigrant activists flew in from California to carry out a protest action. Too bad they hadn't done their homework.

teleSUR (2019-10-13). US: Portland Anti-Fascist Activist Killed in Hit and Run. telesurenglish.net A prominent anti-fascist activist was killed in Portland, United States Saturday early morning according to the police. | RELATED: | US: Right-Wing Hate Groups Face Antifa Protesters in Oregon | Sean D. Kealiher, 23, was hit by an SUV outside Cider Riot, a club in northeast Portland known for being a popular gathering spot for leftist protesters. | H…

Gosia Wozniacka (2019-10-13). A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People. commondreams.org Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe originally from a New York reservation, Brascoupé married into the Pueblo of Tesuque tribe and has since planted at least 60 varieties of corns, beans, squashes, and other heirloom crops grown for millennia by the area's Native Americans.

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-13). Unwarranted Optimism over US/China Trade Talks. globalresearch.ca Whatever follows the 13th round of US/China trade talks concluding Friday alone matters. Major differences over structural issues remain hard-wired on both sides — unchanged and not about to ahead. | Following Thursday talks, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported …

RT (2019-10-13). Meet the black, transgender Cinderella's godmother you've all been waiting for (or so the woke media tells us). rt.com Who's really clamoring to see a black, transgender fairy godmother on cinema screens? Certainly the liberal media. But do audiences really care for woke remakes of childhood classics? | Is there any phrase more guaranteed to ruin a sweet childhood memory than "a modern re-imagining of…"? Especially when 'modern' means 'sanitized' and 'injected with pointless social-justice twaddle.' | Enter the black, transgender fairy godmother. According to Hollywood Reporter, Emmy-award winning actor Billy Porter will play the role in Sony Pictures' upcoming remake of the 1950 Disney classic, alongside Cuban-American actr…

The Canary (2019-10-13). Wham! star says he fears for X Factor contestants. thecanary.co Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley has described modern TV talent shows like The X Factor as "brutal", and said he fears for the "consequences" for some of the contestants.Over the years, X Factor has made stars of performers such as James Arthur, Shayne Ward and Alexandra Burke — but many others have either been ridiculed or disappeared after brief fame."They have unearthed talent over the years. But it is very brutal way of doing that and I am not a big fan myself," Ridgeley said. He continued: It's a TV programme made for entertainment and I think there is a lot in the way the process is really, really harsh on so…

Ted Kelly (2019-10-13). Office hours with Professor Abu-Jamal. workers.org Ted Kelly and Mumia Abu-Jamal at SCI Mahanoy, Oct. 3 "If you haven't noticed," Mumia said to me as he leaned over and flashed me his wry grin, "I'm a frustrated professor." His expression was warm, but his tone was earnest. "A professor without a chair." Mumia Abu-Jamal holds office . . . | Continue reading Office hours with Professor Abu-Jamal at Workers.org

Staff (2019-10-13). Warren Campaign Beats Facebook's Shady Ad Policies at Their Own Game. truthdig.com 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. | The Massachusetts Democrat, who is now the frontrunner in her party's 2020 presidential primary, took to Twitter Saturday to share her campaign's Facebook ad that aims to draw attention to the so…

Paul Haeder (2019-10-13). Crisis after Crisis and Still the Citizen in Capitalism Follows the Paymaster as God. dissidentvoice.org I've been running into a lot of soft democrats and confused environmentalists lately who are all up in arms about things that really don't mean diddly-squat in the scheme of things. You know, the presidential election (sic), all the perversity of not only Trump, but Holly-dirt, Mainlining Media, and the billionaire class, and this rotten …

Shawgi Tell (2019-10-13). DeVos Plan for More Pay-The-Rich Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org On October 10, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, unveiled an antisocial plan to further incentivize the rich to establish more charter schools to line their pockets at the expense of young people. DeVos has actively promoted school privatization schemes for decades; she does not support public education. In addition to many well-established …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-13). University Woes: Academics and Scholarship in Crisis. The Managerial Class Gets Uppity. globalresearch.ca The university, in a global sense, is passing into a managerial oblivion. There are a few valiant holdouts, but they have the luxury of history, time, and learning. Cambridge and Oxford, for instance, still boast traditional academics, soaking erudition, and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-13). President Xi's Trip to Nepal Will Unlock New Strategic Opportunities. globalresearch.ca Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Nepal will unlock new strategic opportunities for bilateral relations, as well as positively influence their ties with India by improving the prospects for trilateral cooperation. | At first glance, observers would be forgiven for …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-10-13). Just Rumors or Is Hillary Clinton Seriously Considering Another Run for U.S. President in 2020? globalresearch.ca "Don't tempt me. Do your job" Hillary Clinton responded in a tweet to Trump when he said that "I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren." In …

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term. telesurenglish.net Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…

Christopher Brauchli (2019-10-13). Warren Wants to Close the Loophole Through Which Brett Kavanaugh and Maryanne Trump Barry Crawled. commondreams.org 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.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-13). Sanders Distinguishes Himself From Warren by Noting That She Has Said 'I Am a Capitalist to My Bones'. commondreams.org White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders distinguished himself from Sen. Elizabeth Warren—another top competitor in the Democratic presidential primary—by highlighting their different beliefs on economic policy during an interview with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl that aired Sunday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-13). The Media's Dangerous False Balance on Anti-Fascism. truthdig.com Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. | Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what he sees as the "

Gregory Shupak (2019-10-13). The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists. fair.org by Gregory Shupak | Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what…

United Nations (2019-10-13). UN chief praises Japanese climate resilience, as Typhoon Hagibis cleanup begins. un.org With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climate resilience, and its "extensive and efficient preparation for this latest extreme weather event".

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-10-13). Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase… globalresearch.ca The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. | The Open Skies …

susan_p (2019-10-13). Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike. greenleft.org.au People's movementsIssue 1241 | Ecuador IMF 2019 Ecuador uprisingOctober 13, 2019The people of Ecuador took part in a massive national strike on October 9, called by a number of organisations against the neoliberal reforms of President Lenin Moreno. | Tens of thousan…

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-13). One Year after Khashoggi's Brutal Murder: Business as Usual? globalresearch.ca Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and businesspeople …

Kurdish Community Center and BALB (2019-10-13). Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria. indybay.org Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…

Harvey Goldberg (2019-10-13). 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.

Medios libres de América (2019-10-13). #SOSEcuador: Exigimos el cese de la violencia por parte del gobierno ecuatoriano. indybay.org Colectivos y organizaciones firmantes denunciamos la inconstitucionalidad del toque de queda impuesto en Ecuador desde hoy sábado 12 de octubre a las 3 pm. Exigimos que se levante esta medida excesiva por ser un mecanismo que pone en riesgo la seguridad y la vida de los y las manifestantes.

CANOPY (2019-10-13). Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect. indybay.org CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…

University of San Francisco (2019-10-13). Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival. indybay.org Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…

Citizens Climate Lobby and others (2019-10-13). Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife. indybay.org The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…

Michael Harris (2019-10-13). 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.

United Nations (2019-10-13). Reducing disaster risk is a good investment, and 'the right thing to do', says Guterres. un.org There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Sunday.

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). 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….

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…

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: '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 …

The Canary (2019-10-12). Calls rise to demand the release of Julian Assange. thecanary.co Singer MIA has joined the call to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after visiting him in London's high-security Belmarsh prison.The rapper and songwriter — real name Mathangi Arulpragasam — is one of a number of celebrity supporters who have been to see Assange since he was sent to Belmarsh earlier this year after spending seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy in the capital to avoid extradition.Asked how the whistleblower was faring, the musician said: It's difficult to describe… he shouldn't be in there.Julian Assange is facing extradition to the US (Victoria Jones/PA)She also s…

teleSUR-EF (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…

teleSUR, EF (2019-10-12). Ecuador: Nation on Military Lockdown. telesurenglish.net The Ecuadorean government under President Lenin Moreno has handed over all security controls across the country to the military and National Police until 3: 00 p.m. Sunday. At that time, the state security forces or the president can decide for how long the national state of exception will last. | RELATED: | Censorship: teleSUR Taken Off Air in Ecuador | The president's Decree 893 hands over the status of the existing national state of exception to the military. The military responded by limiting peo…

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 …

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- 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 areas to be "militarized." | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by his Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was…

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.

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 …

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

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?'

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."

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.

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…

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."

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.

CP Editor (2019-10-12). Fund Drive Fanatics: Who Will Be the Big Donor This Year? counterpunch.org Donate Today!

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…

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 …

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…

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). 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.

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.

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…

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…

2019-10-13: Social Media Postees

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Hundreds of Daesh supporters escape in northern Syria as the Turkish invasion continues
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
Turkish forces have approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria (aka Rojava), setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Daesh (Isis/Isil) supporters to escape from a camp.The move also prompted US soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base.A US military official said the situation across Rojava was "deteriorating rapidly" and that American forces were cut off from the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with.The official said US t…
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At the Foot of Mammon. What is the Cold Truth. Remember the Illegal US Invasion of Iraq?
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Some say the following quote came from journalist John Swinton (1829-1901), but it matters not who actually said it. The cold hard truth is that it was spoken by someone who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had …
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Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…
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Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
A CNN exclusive by Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne reveals that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the U.S., "I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region."
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Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. | They're unrelated to Ankara's alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …
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Video: Turkish Forces Confront Kurdish Armed Groups in Northeastern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Since October 9, the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish-backed militants have been developing a ground phase of their operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria. | The main Turkish efforts were focused on the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tell …
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Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey's new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired …
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Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey's cross border military operation, Turkey's Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim. | Turkey accidently put …
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U.S. Begins Possible Full Withdrawal From Northern Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
WASHINGTON–The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. | Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. | Esper, interviewed on two TV news shows, s…
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Remember the media outrage when Turkey was found guilty of war crimes? No, neither do we
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
NATO member Turkey invaded northern Syria on 9 October, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who led the way in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). There are now allegations that "Turkish-backed terrorist groups are committing war crimes" in the region. And that wouldn't come as a surprise. Because although there was little…
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Trump Isn't Really Ending Endless Wars, He's Making Them Worse
Jon Rainwater | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
Civil war and foreign interventions in Syria have created a geopolitical Gordian knot, an intractable humanitarian crisis, and a maddeningly complex conflict zone of wars within wars. It should come as no surprise that an erratic leader like President Donald Trump would make the suffering worse.
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As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-13
The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion

750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Around 750 people with suspected links to the Islamic State Group have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria as a result of Turkish strikes against Kurdish forces. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The news came after the United States asked all of its 1,000 troops to withdraw "as safely and quick…
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Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Moreno campaigned on a platform of continuing the progressive policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa. | Straightaway in office, he betrayed the public trust. Ecuadorian legal scholar Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga accused him of abandoning his pledges, implementing neoliberal policies demanded by US …
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Ecuador: Military Curfew Partially Lifted in Capital Quito
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
The anti-government protests kept up demonstrations Sunday despite a military curfew announced by President Lenin Moreno a day earlier. The curfew has been partially lifted between 11: 30 am and 8: 00 pm local time, however, some main and important roads are still blocked and some areas are under curfew. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Nation on Military Lockdown | The president's Decree 893 handed over the status of the existing national state of exception to the military. The military responded by limiting people…
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Ecuador's masses rise up against neoliberal policies
Kim Barzola | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-13
Stand with Ecuador's working people fighting to reject institutions and solutions that reinforce and serve the imperialist ruling class.
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'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…
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The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine's President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin?
Sergey Maidukov | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was "no blackmail" in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA. | He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …
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California Blackouts Throw Spotlight on Disparity
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. | Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. | But many families impacted by the blackouts are struggling from paycheck to paycheck and don't have the luxury of buying backup power. | The blackouts are highlighting a divide in a region with growing income disparity where access to electricity is increasingly availab…
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Trump Doubles Down on His Assault on Alaska's Old-Growth Forests
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-13
| The US Forest Service plans to roll back protections on the most pristine parts of the national forest and chop down another quarter million acres of the island's old growth forest — generally, trees more than 150 years old. Old-growth timber is often favored over younger timber because of its more attractive appearance, but cutting it down threatens the island's wildlife and the subsistence lifestyles that depend on it. | Prince of Wales island is a little larger than Delaware but has less t…
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Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. "Strategic Response" to End Violence
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well …
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Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G — threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. …
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Climate campaigners win a major victory, leaving Boris Johnson even weaker
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
With flagship fracking company Cuadrilla packing its bags, climate campaigners have won a major victory. And they've left Boris Johnson, who has long championed fracking, even weaker. | 'Fracking is dead': | After reportedly triggering several e…
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Iran's Khamenei Asks Elite Guard to Develop More Advanced Arms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, amid increasingly tense disputes with the United States and Gulf Arab states. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | Tensions in the Gulf have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program…
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The History of Hong Kong, Britain's Colonial Legacy. Fast Forward to 2019
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The recent history of Hong Kong doesn't begin where most Westerners might imagine. It began with the Rothschild's British East India Company that existed from the early 1700s to nearly 1900, when Rothschild conceived the idea of inflicting opium onto …
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Behind Hong Kong's Black Terror
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
"If we burn, you burn with us." "Self-destruct together." (Lam chao.) | The new slogans of Hong Kong's black bloc — a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors — made their first appearance on a rainy Sunday …
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Did Hong Kong Police Use Excessive Force?
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Accusations of #HongKong #police using excessive #force are without end. This video puts the issues into perspective.
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Months After ICE Raids, An Impoverished Mississippi Community Is Still Reeling
Maye Primera | theintercept.com | 2019-10-13
Migdalia couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, her whole body ached. "I don't know what's wrong with me," she told her children. She thinks the pains began in late June, around the time that President Donald Trump announced massive immigration raids across the country. On August 7, the day Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers stormed her workplace, her feet ached. "I could feel it coming, that's what was happening to me," Migdalia said, her electronic ankle bracelet flickering on her leg. | For 14 years, Migdalia had been slicing chicken breasts and pulling entrails at the chicken processing plant at Koch Foods I…
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How Exploitation of Migrants Sustains Capitalism's Power Over All Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-13
| Following a decade of the global financial crisis, the unravelling of neoliberal centrism and the hardening of right-wing immigration politics, the urgency and renewal of socialist politics have brought its core ideas to the centre of mainstream debate in many high-income countries. There is a popular appetite for alternatives to disastrous capitalism. Yet as it stands, post-neoliberal or even post-capitalist visions of society tend to ignore or take for granted the role of over-exploited…
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Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders
Teresa Albano | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
Chicago, the City of Big Shoulders, is also the "epicenter for many of the organizations that are undermining America from within." At least that's what a far-right media activist wrote in an email published in the Chicago Tribune, after he and fellow anti-immigrant activists flew in from California to carry out a protest action. Too bad they hadn't done their homework.
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US: Portland Anti-Fascist Activist Killed in Hit and Run
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
A prominent anti-fascist activist was killed in Portland, United States Saturday early morning according to the police. | RELATED: | US: Right-Wing Hate Groups Face Antifa Protesters in Oregon | Sean D. Kealiher, 23, was hit by an SUV outside Cider Riot, a club in northeast Portland known for being a popular gathering spot for leftist protesters. | H…
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A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People
Gosia Wozniacka | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe originally from a New York reservation, Brascoupé married into the Pueblo of Tesuque tribe and has since planted at least 60 varieties of corns, beans, squashes, and other heirloom crops grown for millennia by the area's Native Americans.
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Unwarranted Optimism over US/China Trade Talks
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Whatever follows the 13th round of US/China trade talks concluding Friday alone matters. Major differences over structural issues remain hard-wired on both sides — unchanged and not about to ahead. | Following Thursday talks, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported …
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Just Rumors or Is Hillary Clinton Seriously Considering Another Run for U.S. President in 2020?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
"Don't tempt me. Do your job" Hillary Clinton responded in a tweet to Trump when he said that "I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren." In …
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University Woes: Academics and Scholarship in Crisis. The Managerial Class Gets Uppity
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The university, in a global sense, is passing into a managerial oblivion. There are a few valiant holdouts, but they have the luxury of history, time, and learning. Cambridge and Oxford, for instance, still boast traditional academics, soaking erudition, and …
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President Xi's Trip to Nepal Will Unlock New Strategic Opportunities
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Nepal will unlock new strategic opportunities for bilateral relations, as well as positively influence their ties with India by improving the prospects for trilateral cooperation. | At first glance, observers would be forgiven for | …
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Office hours with Professor Abu-Jamal
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2019-10-13
Ted Kelly and Mumia Abu-Jamal at SCI Mahanoy, Oct. 3 "If you haven't noticed," Mumia said to me as he leaned over and flashed me his wry grin, "I'm a frustrated professor." His expression was warm, but his tone was earnest. "A professor without a chair." Mumia Abu-Jamal holds office . . . | Continue reading Office hours with Professor Abu-Jamal at Workers.org
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Meet the black, transgender Cinderella's godmother you've all been waiting for (or so the woke media tells us)
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Who's really clamoring to see a black, transgender fairy godmother on cinema screens? Certainly the liberal media. But do audiences really care for woke remakes of childhood classics? | Is there any phrase more guaranteed to ruin a sweet childhood memory than "a modern re-imagining of…"? Especially when 'modern' means 'sanitized' and 'injected with pointless social-justice twaddle.' | Enter the black, transgender fairy godmother. According to Hollywood Reporter, Emmy-award winning actor Billy Porter will play the role in Sony Pictures' upcoming remake of the 1950 Disney classic, alongside Cuban-American actr…
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Wham! star says he fears for X Factor contestants
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley has described modern TV talent shows like The X Factor as "brutal", and said he fears for the "consequences" for some of the contestants.Over the years, X Factor has made stars of performers such as James Arthur, Shayne Ward and Alexandra Burke — but many others have either been ridiculed or disappeared after brief fame."They have unearthed talent over the years. But it is very brutal way of doing that and I am not a big fan myself," Ridgeley said. He continued: It's a TV programme made for entertainment and I think there is a lot in the way the process is really, really harsh on so…
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Warren Wants to Close the Loophole Through Which Brett Kavanaugh and Maryanne Trump Barry Crawled
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
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.
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Warren Campaign Beats Facebook's Shady Ad Policies at Their Own Game
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
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. | The Massachusetts Democrat, who is now the frontrunner in her party's 2020 presidential primary, took to Twitter Saturday to share her campaign's Facebook ad that aims to draw attention to the so…
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Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…
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DeVos Plan for More Pay-The-Rich Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
On October 10, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, unveiled an antisocial plan to further incentivize the rich to establish more charter schools to line their pockets at the expense of young people. DeVos has actively promoted school privatization schemes for decades; she does not support public education. In addition to many well-established …
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Crisis after Crisis and Still the Citizen in Capitalism Follows the Paymaster as God
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
I've been running into a lot of soft democrats and confused environmentalists lately who are all up in arms about things that really don't mean diddly-squat in the scheme of things. You know, the presidential election (sic), all the perversity of not only Trump, but Holly-dirt, Mainlining Media, and the billionaire class, and this rotten …
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Sanders Distinguishes Himself From Warren by Noting That She Has Said 'I Am a Capitalist to My Bones'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders distinguished himself from Sen. Elizabeth Warren—another top competitor in the Democratic presidential primary—by highlighting their different beliefs on economic policy during an interview with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl that aired Sunday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Media's Dangerous False Balance on Anti-Fascism
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. | Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what he sees as the "
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The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-10-13
by Gregory Shupak | Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what…
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UN chief praises Japanese climate resilience, as Typhoon Hagibis cleanup begins
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-13
With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climate resilience, and its "extensive and efficient preparation for this latest extreme weather event".
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Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. | The Open Skies …
globalresearch.ca/are-you-ready-die/5691…

Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-13
People's movementsIssue 1241 | Ecuador IMF 2019 Ecuador uprisingOctober 13, 2019The people of Ecuador took part in a massive national strike on October 9, called by a number of organisations against the neoliberal reforms of President Lenin Moreno. | Tens of thousan…
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One Year after Khashoggi's Brutal Murder: Business as Usual?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and businesspeople …
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Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria
Kurdish Community Center and BALB | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…
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National strike paralyzes Ecuador on Seventh Day of Protests
Harvey Goldberg | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
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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#SOSEcuador: Exigimos el cese de la violencia por parte del gobierno ecuatoriano
Medios libres de América | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
Colectivos y organizaciones firmantes denunciamos la inconstitucionalidad del toque de queda impuesto en Ecuador desde hoy sábado 12 de octubre a las 3 pm. Exigimos que se levante esta medida excesiva por ser un mecanismo que pone en riesgo la seguridad y la vida de los y las manifestantes.
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Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect
CANOPY | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…
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Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival
University of San Francisco | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife
Citizens Climate Lobby and others | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…
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A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
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…

Reducing disaster risk is a good investment, and 'the right thing to do', says Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-13
There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Sunday.
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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 | …
globalresearch.ca/ecuador-brutal-economi…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/imf-hands-4-2-billion-…

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-No-Place…

Censorship: teleSUR Taken Off Air in Ecuador
teleSUR-EF | 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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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 areas to be "militarized." | RELATED: | Ecuador: CONAIE Accepts Direct Dialogue With President Moreno | In a press conference flanked by his Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin, the president said the measure was…
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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/ecua…

Ecuador: Nation on Military Lockdown
teleSUR, EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
The Ecuadorean government under President Lenin Moreno has handed over all security controls across the country to the military and National Police until 3: 00 p.m. Sunday. At that time, the state security forces or the president can decide for how long the national state of exception will last. | RELATED: | Censorship: teleSUR Taken Off Air in Ecuador | The president's Decree 893 hands over the status of the existing national state of exception to the military. The military responded by limiting peo…
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Calls rise to demand the release of Julian Assange
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
Singer MIA has joined the call to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after visiting him in London's high-security Belmarsh prison.The rapper and songwriter — real name Mathangi Arulpragasam — is one of a number of celebrity supporters who have been to see Assange since he was sent to Belmarsh earlier this year after spending seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy in the capital to avoid extradition.Asked how the whistleblower was faring, the musician said: It's difficult to describe… he shouldn't be in there.Julian Assange is facing extradition to the US (Victoria Jones/PA)She also s…
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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.
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/12/ukrain…

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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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…
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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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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 …
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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.
theintercept.com/2019/10/12/extinction-r…

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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"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."
nationofchange.org/2019/10/12/the-climat…

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."
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/12/red-de…

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…

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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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…

Fund Drive Fanatics: Who Will Be the Big Donor This Year?
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-12
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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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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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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…
rt.com/usa/470752-medical-waste-bigger-d…

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…

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…

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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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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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…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/10/12/la…

'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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