Daily Archives: October 14, 2019

2019-10-14: News Headlines

Ed Sykes (2019-10-14). Military deal sees Syrian army support Kurdish-led resistance to Turkish invasion. thecanary.co The Syrian army has now deployed near the Turkish border. This came hours after Kurdish-led defence forces in northern Syria (aka Rojava) said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them resist Turkey's illegal invasion. | A "military" deal to defeat Turkish-led invaders: | On Monday morning, Syria's state news agency said that the army had moved into…

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-14). Turkish invaders in Syria have killed at least 39 civilians so far — including children. thecanary.co On 9 October, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched an illegal invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). And the latest reports indicate that Turkey has killed at least 39 civilians and injured over 100. | "Martyred": | A r…

WSWS (2019-10-14). Syrian army, Iran threaten counterattack against Turkish invasion of Syria. wsws.org A large-scale Middle East war could strangle the world's oil supply and escalate into a war between nuclear-armed powers. The working class is coming face to face with the real possibility of a Third World War.

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-14). Kurds Ally with Damascus Against Turkish Aggression. globalresearch.ca Kurds in northern Syria comprise around 10% of the nation's population, its largest ethnic minority. | Their relationship with Damascus has been uneasy at best, stormy at worst. They seek local autonomy. | Syrian authorities want the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity …

Brett Wilkins (2019-10-14). 'No Friend But the Mountains': A History of US Betrayal of the Kurds. counterpunch.org To be clear, what follows is not an endorsement of a continued US military presence in Syria. There is, however, a difference between President Donald Trump attempting to fulfill a campaign promise to end American involvement in wars that have cost so much in blood and treasure and giving the green light to what many More

Kim Petersen (2019-10-14). Lessons Not Learned from History Can Kill You. dissidentvoice.org The Kurds in Northern Syria have been abandoned by the United States military and left to the mercy/mercilessness of the invading Turks. This is what's happening in N. Syria now. Most stable part of the country is being ruined. These armed groups are executing people on M4 Highway earlier today pic.twitter.com/kw7s29NvlW — Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) …

Khury Petersen-Smith (2019-10-14). Trump's Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War. commondreams.org Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. The military action is part of a campaign to extend Turkish control of more of northern Syria. (Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2019-10-14). The U.S. Could Be Forcing the Kurds Into Assad's Arms. truthdig.com American refusal to aid Kurdish allies as Turkey invades Northeastern Syria may end up inadvertently helping the government of Bashar Assad.

teleSUR (2019-10-14). Turkey Claims Kurds Allowed IS Group Prisoners to Escape. telesurenglish.net Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar Monday accused Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters of emptying a jail holding Islamic State group prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey | Turkey launched a cross-border operation against the YPG militia in northeastern Syria last week, after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from tw…

Staff (2019-10-14). Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as US Abandons Former Allies. truthout.org | | Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault…

George Stacey (2019-10-14). Norvergence — From Syrian children holding Pokemon Go placard to save their lives to climate change protest: Why the children give us hope for the better future. nationofchange.org Environmentalists at Norvergence believe that the different ways in which today's generation especially children are raising their voice against injustice or climate change, it seems the future of this planet is in safe hands. September 20, 2019, millions of people have come out in large numbers to protest against climate change demanding urgent action. The …

RT (2019-10-14). Fake news fail! ABC claims footage from Kentucky gun range shows Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians. rt.com In a scarcely believable display of extreme incompetence or bald-faced lying, ABC News has broadcast footage from a Kentucky gun show, claiming it shows a Turkish assault on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria. | The news organization made the humiliating fumble on its World News Tonight show on Sunday and then again on Good Morning America on Monday. It featured in a package that was heavily critical of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria. | "Slaughter in Syria," the on-screen graphic screamed as anchor Tom Llamas introduced the footage. "This video, right here, appeari…

teleSUR (2019-10-14). UK Refuses to Halt Arms Sales to Turkey. telesurenglish.net The United Kingdom has refused Monday to join its European allies in halting arms sales to Turkey as it faces mounting pressure due to its military offensive in northern Syria. | RELATED: | Trump to Soon Issue Sanctions Against Turkey | EU foreign ministers unanimously agreed to "condemn" Turkey's military action, arguing that it "seriously undermines the stability and the security of the whole region" and was harming civilians. | But the bloc did not agree on an EU-wide arms embargo against Re…

teleSUR (2019-10-14). Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey. telesurenglish.net Early this week, the White House is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. | RELATED: | In Southern Mexico, Migrants Gather in Caravan to Reach US | Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all American troops f…

Fight Back (2019-10-14). Tucson demands "U.S.-NATO hands off Syria" fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – Nearly a dozen anti-war activists answered the call for an emergency rally Friday afternoon, October 11, to make the demand that the U.S. and NATO member Turkey leave Syria. Amid rush hour traffic moving through downtown, there were several honks of solidarity with the message on posters saying: "U.S.-NATO out of Syria" and "U.S. hands off Syria." | Earlier in the week, President Trump announced that U.S. troops would be leaving northern Syria. This created an uproar in the corporate mainstream media that the U.S. would be "abandoning an ally" in regional Kurdish forces. A few days later, Turkey, a U…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-14). As Turkey Prepares to Slice Through Syria, the US has Cleared a New Breeding Ground for Isis. counterpunch.org "Never get into a well with an American rope" goes the saying spreading across the Middle East, as the US abandons its Kurdish allies in Syria to a Turkish invasion force. People in the region are traditionally cynical about the loyalty of great powers to their local friends, but even they are shocked by the speed and ruthlessness with which Donald Trump greenlit the Turkish attack. More

WSWS (2019-10-14). Oppose the Turkish military offensive in Syria! wsws.org As Ankara seeks a militarist solution to ethnic and class conflicts inflamed by decades of imperialist interventions, the Middle East and the world are on the brink of all-out war.

Alan Macleod (2019-10-14). Media Yells "Cut!" When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War. mintpressnews.com When it comes to substantive issues that the elite all agree on (such as foreign policy), there is little to no pushback against the president, excepting when he utters statements that are read as critical of war and militarism.

Peter Koenig (2019-10-14). Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree. globalresearch.ca The IMF has weaponized its handle through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial instruments that kill — they kill by famine, by economic strangulation.

Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez (2019-10-14). Indigenous peoples take lead in Ecuador's general strike. workers.org Oct. 11 ‚àí Today, after nine days of the people's uprising here, Ibarra was again without buses or taxis, and many people were lugging heavy bundles of food through the streets. Classes at the schools have been suspended for seven days, and a view out the window showed only a . . . | Continue reading Indigenous peoples take lead in Ecuador's general strike at Workers.org

Dean Baker (2019-10-14). The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes. counterpunch.org Last month, the Washington Post reported that Joe Biden is considering including a financial transactions tax (FTT) as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination. For those of us who have long advocated such a tax, this is very good news. On this issue, Bernie Sanders has taken the lead among presidential candidates, including More

teleSUR (2019-10-14). Trump`s Russia Adviser Summoned To Testify On Impeachment. telesurenglish.net Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian Affairs testified behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | Former Russia adviser on National Security Council was called to appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. She walked past journalists without sa…

Staff (2019-10-14). Trump Has Been Giving Up Ground in His Much-Vaunted "Trade War" truthout.org | | With all the attention on the impeachment investigation against Donald Trump, his trade war is getting ignored by the media. Since the trade war is not going very well, that is probably a good thing for Trump. | Just to remind people, Trump made the trade deficit a major issue in his campaign. He claimed that our trading partners were ripping the U.S. off because of lousy trade deals crafted by stupid negotiators. He assured the public that he would use his negotiating skills to bring the trade defic…

WSWS (2019-10-14). US impeachment inquiry: State Department official testifies in defiance of Trump ban. wsws.org Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is the first Trump administration official to testify before the House Intelligence Committee since the White House declared its policy of noncooperation with the impeachment inquiry.

Rob Kall (2019-10-14). Republicans Are Going to Remove Trump Soon. counterpunch.org It will not be long before Trump is out of the White House and off the 2020 presidential ballot. In spite of what virtually all the mainstream media have been saying about impeachment going nowhere in the Senate, I am very confident that Trump will not be president and will not be on the ballot More

RT (2019-10-14). Project Veritas starts dropping massive CNN exposé claiming to uncover 'anti-Trump CRUSADE'. rt.com Project Veritas has dropped what it claims is a bombshell expose on CNN, including secret recordings of staff at editorial meetings which reveal an "anti-Trump crusade" and "bias" at the highest levels. | In the first clip uploaded by PV, a person who is allegedly CNN President Jeff Zucker tells a staff meeting that he wants them to "stay very focused" on President Donald Trump's possible impeachment. | The video also shows Nick Neville, a media coordinator at CNN saying that Zucker has a "personal vendetta" against Trump. | PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle, Secretly Records Staff, Execs and Network President…

Renee Parsons (2019-10-14). Will the Democratic Party Exist after 2020 Election? globalresearch.ca Even before Rep. Tulsi Gabbard threatened to boycott the upcoming Dem debate as the DNC usurps the role of voters in the Democratic primacy 2020 election and with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on the table, the Swamp …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-14). The Sudden Martyrdom of the Government Whistleblower. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on The American Conservative. | Few see the irony in the corporate mainstream media's love affair with the anonymous whistleblower in President Trump's alleged Ukraine-gate affair. Yet everyone should. | The whole impeachment charade, and that's what it is, rests on the paradoxical and ahistorical assertions that 1) the president's phone call with Ukraine's leader is Trump's worst crime, and 2) the "liberal" press has always supported government whistleblowers. Both…

Mike Miller (2019-10-14). Global Climate Strike: From Protest To Power? counterpunch.org Climate justice advocates enthusiastically report that the recent Global Climate Strike involved 7.6 million people in 6,500 events that took place in 185 countries, supported by 8,500 websites, 3,000 companies, and 73 trade unions. Behind the headlines is this fact: with the exception of Morocco, no country in the world is complying with its Paris More

teleSUR, jg-MH (2019-10-14). China, Nepal Sign Unprecedented Cooperation Agreements. telesurenglish.net President Xi Jinping concluded a visit to Nepal on Sunday, with 20 signed agreements and almost US$500 million in financial aid promised to the Himalayan nation. | RELATED: | US And China Likely To Achieve Commercial Agreement | Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, and the Chinese President signed 18 agreements and two letters for renewing relations in areas like secur…

The Canary (2019-10-14). Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract. thecanary.co The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-14). "The Grid" is the Problem, Not the Solution. counterpunch.org On October 9, Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting down power to about 750,000 customers (affecting as many as 2 million people) in California. The company claims the shutdowns are necessary to reduce the risk that its power lines and other infrastructure will cause wildfires like last year's Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and More

Amy Goodman (2019-10-14). "We're still here": Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration reflects ongoing resistance to colonization. nationofchange.org Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead to honor centuries of …

Staff (2019-10-14). Managing Water in an Unpredictable Climate. truthout.org | | In southern Nevada, the problem is drought. Nineteen years of declining snowpack in the mountains that make up the Colorado River water basin has caused Lake Mead, the region's primary source of drinking water, to drop about 130 feet. | In New York City, it's floods — extreme storms that overwhelm the drainage system and dump water into the streets and subways. | Tampa Bay must contend with rising sea levels. And in Den…

Scott Owen (2019-10-14). Truth, Justice and Life. counterpunch.org It's wonderful how good things can come in small packages. Like Greta Thunberg out waking the world to the urgency of action in addressing the climate crises. Like Ellen DeGeneres out for a game with George Bush. Like a butterfly, flapping its wings in the forest. Like the sound of truth. I'm writing here at More

Matthew Green (2019-10-14). Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action. nationofchange.org Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict "incalculable human suffering." In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side …

Stephen McCloskey (2019-10-14). What INGOs Can Learn From Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate Strikes. commondreams.org Global Climate Strike in London on March 15 2019. (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight. Public Domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Karen Stillerman (2019-10-14). As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision. commondreams.org With climate change clearly upon us, the federal government must take bold action to equip farmers in Ohio and across the nation with the tools they need to help themselves, their communities, and the future of our food. (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-14). Trump backs China's handling of Hong Kong protests. wsws.org Trump's comments demonstrate that US imperialism, far from defending democratic rights, cynically and selectively exploits "human rights" as the means for prosecuting its own interests.

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-14). Information Warfare: Twitter Targets Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca When Twitter Safety announced that it was taking actions against "information operations" directed at Hong Kong — informed observers could have immediately assumed that Twitter was not actually serious about stopping anything of the sort — but rather ensuring the …

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-14). The Embargo Deepens as Adobe and Oracle Leave Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On October 7, users of Adobe software products in Venezuela began receiving messages saying that the company would no longer provide them with services, citing U.S. government sanctions (specifically Executive Order (E.O.) 13884). Over the next four days, Flickr, …

WSWS (2019-10-14). This week in history: October 14- 20. wsws.org 25 years ago: Hamas terrorist attack kills 22 On October 19, 1994, 22 civilians were killed and 50 more were injured in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv by the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas. The attack came on the eve of the signing of the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace and was coupled with two other terrorist acts the same week.

Fight Back (2019-10-14). MN backs Rage Against the War Machine protest in DC. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 40 protesters braved the first snow of the season at the busy intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on October 12 to say no to U.S. endless wars. The protest was called by the MN Peace Action Coalition in conjunction with the Rage Against the War Machine organized by the Women's March on the Pentagon the same weekend in Washington DC. | Autumn Lake, an organizer with the MN Anti-War Committee, started off the program, "Our protest today comes a day after the Pentagon announced that nearly 2000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia in preparation for…

Telesur (2019-10-14). Lula Receives Human Rights Prize from Prison. globalresearch.ca The AFL-CIO Lula's decades of struggle for the advancement of workers' rights, the strengthening of Brazilian democracy and their struggle for greater equality and justice in the world. | Just a few hours before this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner was …

teleSUR (2019-10-14). Thousands of People Join Peaceful Protest Called by Artists in Haiti. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people marched peacefully on Sunday in Port-au-Prince in a protest called by Haitian singers to demand the resignation of the country's president. | RELATED: | Haitians Try to Take President's Home, Demand Moise Resign | Dressed in white, protesters marched in a festive atmosphere — reminiscent of the carnival season celebrations — following the trucks with music and were joined by the famous Haitian singers including Izolan, Mathias and Ti Djo Zenny. | Unde…

The Canary (2019-10-14). Catalan leaders convicted by Spain's Supreme Court for secession attempt. thecanary.co Spain's supreme court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017.The court sentenced former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds.Journalists waiting outside the court (AP/Paul White)The 12 were tried for their actions in a 2017 attempt by Catalonia to break away from Spain following an independence referendum that Spain declared illegal.Grassroots pro-secession groups have previously said that if any of the defendants were found guilty they would organise protests and "peaceful civil disobedienc…

Max Blumenthal (2019-10-14). DC's Atlantic Council raked in funding from Hunter Biden's corruption-stained employer while courting his VP father. thegrayzone.com The shady arrangement between the Atlantic Council and Burisma — the gas company at the center of the 'Ukrainegate' scandal…

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-14). Uninhabitable: Gaza Faces Moment of Truth. globalresearch.ca The only way Israelis can be made to sit up and take note of the disaster unfolding next door in Gaza, it seems, is when they fear the fallout may spill out of the tiny coastal enclave and engulf them …

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-10-14). Assange: Enema of the State. counterpunch.org Crikey, he gives them the shits. Hillary once said — even before the 2016 election — "Can't we just drone him?" Maybe you're thinking she was just joking, like Obama that time at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2010, when he cracked that he'd take out the Jonas Brothers with a Predator drone strike, More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-14). A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-14). Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde. globalresearch.ca Ms. Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the IMF has been appointed to the position of president of the European Central Bank (ECB) effective November 1, 2019 | France's president Emmanuel Macron acting on behalf of powerful banking interests was …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-14). New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde. globalresearch.ca Ms. Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the IMF has been appointed to the position of president of the European Central Bank (ECB) effective November 1, 2019 | France's president Emmanuel Macron acting on behalf of powerful banking interests was …

Sara Flounders and Michael Kramer (2019-10-14). China celebrates Revolution's 70 years. workers.org The writers, who traveled in three major cities in China — Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing — from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 on a personal trip, sent this informal travel log to Workers World newspaper. October 1, 2019, was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of . . . | Continue reading China celebrates Revolution's 70 years at Workers.org

John Feffer (2019-10-14). Trump's Undeclared State of Emergency. counterpunch.org Trump's public appeal to China last week to help with uncovering dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and (it pains me to say) an astute political tactic. "China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened More

Jonah Raskin (2019-10-14). What Evil Empire? counterpunch.org When did the Cold War begin? In 1917! When, if ever, did it end? Never! What is its most dramatic moment? The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Who if anyone won? No one! These and other questions (and the answers that follow) are prompted by the publication of a big new book More

Staff (2019-10-14). Sanders Distinguishes Himself From Warren in No Uncertain Terms. truthdig.com In an interview with ABC, the Vermont senator says, "Elizabeth … has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I'm not."

RT (2019-10-14). Texas cop resigns & may face charges after shooting and killing a woman playing video games with child in her own home. rt.com A Texas police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a window of her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has resigned and may face criminal charges, the Fort Worth interim police chief has said.

Staff (2019-10-14). The Murder of Joshua Brown: Tragic Coincidence, or Something Bigger? therealnews.com Joshua Brown was killed after testifying as a witness in Amber Guyger's trial. People asking questions about his death aren't conspiracy theorists—there's a long history shaping their suspicions.

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-14). If ever there's been a time to stand with Jeremy Corbyn, it's now. thecanary.co The right-wing press is in full attack mode against Jeremy Corbyn. Again. It's now churning out rumours about a "soft coup" against the Labour leader. After four years of attacks, and perhaps with a general election looming, this isn't surprising. Because in all honesty, the attacks never stopped. But now, more than ever, it's vital for the grassroots supporters who elected Corbyn to stand strong. We need a Corbyn-led socialist go…

Basav Sen (2019-10-14). The Oil Despots. counterpunch.org The world's burgeoning far-right movements are far-flung and diverse, but in government they share a few core tendencies: They attack minority populations. They criminalize dissent. And they're horrible for the planet. The slide into extractivist authoritarianism in the U.S. is part of a worldwide trend, exemplified by the parallels between the U.S. and Brazil, where More

Andre Vltchek (2019-10-14). The Last Moments of Indonesia as We Know It. Forest Fires, Collapsing Economy. globalresearch.ca Student protests, West Papua independence struggle, monstrous forest fires, an earthquake and a collapsing economy — the increasingly religiously fundamentalist Indonesia is suddenly facing too many disasters. It cannot cope with any of them. | Nothing seems to be going well …

WSWS (2019-10-14). As GM strike enters fifth week, Mack Truck-Volvo workers launch first strike in more than 35 years. wsws.org The two American automotive strikes are part of an international movement of the working class against austerity, including 70,000 auto parts workers in Mexico and rolling strikes at GM's South Korean plants.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-14). The Apotheosis of Emperors. counterpunch.org Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to Turkey ("I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey") or the reason given (if Turkey…considers to More

WSWS (2019-10-14). Four homeless men murdered in New York City's Chinatown. wsws.org The tragic incident, involving six of the poorest people in the United States, is a product of the city's social decay, the most unequal large American city.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-10-14). China-US Mini Trade Deal: Trump Takes the Money and Runs. globalresearch.ca After months of escalating tit-for-tat tariff increases, and bringing the global economy to the precipice of a global currency war, the US and China agreed to a partial deal on their trade dispute this past week. | Trump heralds the deal …

Staff (2019-10-14). John Oliver's Dire Forecast for Our National Weather Service (Video). truthdig.com Whether they realize it or not, the National Weather Service plays a crucial role in Americans' everyday lives. Without the data collected by the federal agency, which falls under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), not only would the weather forecasts on television or phone screens likely not exist, neither would crucial warnings regarding weather events that could endanger thousands. Which is why one would think any government administration would want to protect it. | But as John Oliver points out in the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," "Everything Trump does is designed to destro…

WSWS (2019-10-14). NDP advocates spending tens of billions on Canada's military. wsws.org Canada's social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government's plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.

WSWS (2019-10-14). "It's like the UAW is management:" GM strikers speak out as union moves towards sellout. wsws.org Reporting teams for the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter spoke to striking GM workers throughout Southeast Michigan over the weekend, as news emerged that the UAW is preparing to move towards a tentative agreement to shut down the four-week strike and enforce concessions.

True Publica (2019-10-14). Worse than Facial Recognition — the Next Big Privacy Outrage. globalresearch.ca Privacy campaigners have warned of an " epidemic of facial recognition" use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil …

Eileen O'Connor (2019-10-14). 5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Devastating Worldwide Health Impacts. globalresearch.ca For the attention of the Planning Infrastructure Division, | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, | 3rd Floor, Fry Building | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF | Friday, 11th October, 2019 | To Whom It May Concern: | EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-10-14). Culture and the Arts: Opera in Crisis, Can It be Made Relevant Again? globalresearch.ca Introduction | Opera productions depend on much state support, which is in decline, as states themselves go further and further into debt. To try and overcome these problems there have been many attempts at changes in form and content and even …

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-14). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding this Company! globalresearch.ca Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-14). Greece's Reinvigorated Alliance with the US Is All About The Greek -Israel -Cypriot Pipeline. globalresearch.ca The recent military-driven reinvigoratation of the US-Greek Strategic Partnership is motivated by their shared interests in ensuring the security of a prospective Greek-"Israeli"-Cypriot (GRISCY) pipeline from Turkish claims to the last-mentioned island's exclusive economic zone through which this project must …

Prof. John McMurtry (2019-10-14). Global Poverty: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World. globalresearch.ca 62 individuals — 388 in 2010 — now own more wealth than 50% of the world's population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world's people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.

Environmental Investigation Agency (2019-10-14). Antiques Traders Are in the High Court this Week Seeking to Quash UK's Landmark Ivory Act. globalresearch.ca The UK Ivory Act was passed with overwhelming popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing. | It introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK and received Royal Assent in December 2018. | But the …

The Canary (2019-10-14). Johnson's first Queen's Speech dominated by crime Bills. thecanary.co A 'crime crackdown' dominated the first Queen's Speech of Boris Johnson's premiership. | With the prime minister pushing for a snap general election the legislative programme presented at the State Opening of Parliament is being seen as a bid by Johnson to set out his campaign agenda. | As well as law and order issues, immigration and the environment were also major elements of the programme, which had already been extensively trailed. | The package of 26 Bills includes seven relating to crime and justice. | These include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer, impose tougher sentences on fore…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-10-14). A Passion for Writing. counterpunch.org I have been writing for fifty years. I wrote my first scholarly article in 1969. I was then a graduate student in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That was a bold step. My English was still in its early stages of improvement. But more than spelling and vocabulary, I felt I had something to say More

The Canary (2019-10-14). Brexit will 'hold back' climate change action, SNP conference told. thecanary.co Brexit will "hold back" efforts in Scotland to tackle the global climate emergency, the country's environment secretary said.Roseanna Cunningham announced new measures to help in the fight against global warming — but warned of the impact leaving the European Union could have on the environment.Speaking at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen, she said: "Brexit will hold back Scotland's environmental ambitions."We cannot allow Brexit to happen. Scotland voted to remain in the EU and we must do all we can to keep Scotland in the EU."But if it does happen — I promise this — we will protect Scotland'

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-14). 'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Pan Trump Plan to Sanction Turkey. commondreams.org "Trump's statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-14). In Victory for People's Movement, Ecuador Protests End With Government Capitulation on Fuel Subsidies. commondreams.org "We want peace for our brothers and sisters in this country. We don't want more repression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-14). Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows. commondreams.org The survey found majority of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina agree that "Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-14). Citing 'Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,' Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis. commondreams.org "We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-14). No 'Artwash' for Bush's Crimes, Says CodePink in Protest of Exhibit of Former President's Paintings of Veterans in War He Started. commondreams.org "Why are we celebrating the guy who took these people to war?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-14). Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work's Real-World Impact. commondreams.org Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their groundbreaking work in studying poverty-stricken communities around the world and developing ways to make a difference in poor people's lives through education and healthcare. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-14). Large Berlin solidarity protests against anti-Semitism and right-wing terrorism. wsws.org This weekend's protests underscored, once again, the widespread opposition that exists to the return of fascism in Germany.

Staff (2019-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2019. democracynow.org Syrian Troops Mass at Turkish Border After Striking Deal with Kurds, Pentagon Deploying Additional 1,800 Troops to Saudi Arabia, NYT: Russian Warplanes Bomb 4 Hospitals in Syria over 12 Hours, Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Financial Records, Video Shows Fake Trump Shooting Journalists, Political Rivals, Fox News' Shepard Smith Has Quit Network, Hunter Biden to Step Down from Chinese Company Board, White Cop Kills Black Woman by Shooting Through Her Bedroom Window, Japan: 40 Have Died in Typhoon Hagibis, Ecuador: Indigenous Protests Force Government to Cancel IMF Loan, Uganda LGBT Activists Fight Possib…

Staff (2019-10-14). Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault. democracynow.org Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…

Staff (2019-10-14). "We're Still Here": Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization. democracynow.org Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead to honor centuries of indigenous resistance. Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin have all officially recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day. So have more than 130 cities and counties, from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas…

Staff (2019-10-14). Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa. democracynow.org Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…

Matt Korda (2019-10-14). When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons. thenation.com When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons…

Daniel Judt (2019-10-14). Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'? thenation.com Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'?

Dave Zirin (2019-10-14). Where in the World Is Daryl Morey? thenation.com Where in the World Is Daryl Morey?

Global Research News (2019-10-14). Selected Articles: Turkey's Aggression against Syria. globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

Ryan Grim (2019-10-14). In Midst of Bankruptcy Fight, Elizabeth Warren Said "Joe Biden Should Not Be Allowed to Sell Out Women" theintercept.com Warren repeatedly singled out Biden, arguing he "should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening."

Kurdish Community Center and BALB (2019-10-14). Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria. indybay.org Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…

Medios libres de América (2019-10-14). #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.

University of San Francisco (2019-10-14). 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 (2019-10-14). Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife. indybay.org The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…

CANOPY (2019-10-14). Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect. indybay.org CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-14). Forum – Eyewitness Iran: Uncovering the Media Lies. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

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Military deal sees Syrian army support Kurdish-led resistance to Turkish invasion
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The Syrian army has now deployed near the Turkish border. This came hours after Kurdish-led defence forces in northern Syria (aka Rojava) said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them resist Turkey's illegal invasion. | A "military" deal to defeat Turkish-led invaders: | On Monday morning, Syria's state news agency said that the army had moved into…
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Turkish invaders in Syria have killed at least 39 civilians so far — including children
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
On 9 October, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched an illegal invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). And the latest reports indicate that Turkey has killed at least 39 civilians and injured over 100. | "Martyred": | A r…
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Syrian army, Iran threaten counterattack against Turkish invasion of Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
A large-scale Middle East war could strangle the world's oil supply and escalate into a war between nuclear-armed powers. The working class is coming face to face with the real possibility of a Third World War.
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Lessons Not Learned from History Can Kill You
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-14
The Kurds in Northern Syria have been abandoned by the United States military and left to the mercy/mercilessness of the invading Turks. This is what's happening in N. Syria now. Most stable part of the country is being ruined. These armed groups are executing people on M4 Highway earlier today pic.twitter.com/kw7s29NvlW — Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) …
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Trump's Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War
Khury Petersen-Smith | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. The military action is part of a campaign to extend Turkish control of more of northern Syria. (Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Kurds Ally with Damascus Against Turkish Aggression
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Kurds in northern Syria comprise around 10% of the nation's population, its largest ethnic minority. | Their relationship with Damascus has been uneasy at best, stormy at worst. They seek local autonomy. | Syrian authorities want the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity …
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The U.S. Could Be Forcing the Kurds Into Assad's Arms
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-10-14
American refusal to aid Kurdish allies as Turkey invades Northeastern Syria may end up inadvertently helping the government of Bashar Assad.
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Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as US Abandons Former Allies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-14
| Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault…
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'No Friend But the Mountains': A History of US Betrayal of the Kurds
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
To be clear, what follows is not an endorsement of a continued US military presence in Syria. There is, however, a difference between President Donald Trump attempting to fulfill a campaign promise to end American involvement in wars that have cost so much in blood and treasure and giving the green light to what many…
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Turkey Claims Kurds Allowed IS Group Prisoners to Escape
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar Monday accused Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters of emptying a jail holding Islamic State group prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey | Turkey launched a cross-border operation against the YPG militia in northeastern Syria last week, after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from tw…
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Norvergence — From Syrian children holding Pokemon Go placard to save their lives to climate change protest: Why the children give us hope for the better future
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-14
Environmentalists at Norvergence believe that the different ways in which today's generation especially children are raising their voice against injustice or climate change, it seems the future of this planet is in safe hands. September 20, 2019, millions of people have come out in large numbers to protest against climate change demanding urgent action. The …
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Tucson demands "U.S.-NATO hands off Syria"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Tucson, AZ – Nearly a dozen anti-war activists answered the call for an emergency rally Friday afternoon, October 11, to make the demand that the U.S. and NATO member Turkey leave Syria. Amid rush hour traffic moving through downtown, there were several honks of solidarity with the message on posters saying: "U.S.-NATO out of Syria" and "U.S. hands off Syria." | Earlier in the week, President Trump announced that U.S. troops would be leaving northern Syria. This created an uproar in the corporate mainstream media that the U.S. would be "abandoning an ally" in regional Kurdish forces. A few days later, Turkey, a U…
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Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Early this week, the White House is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. | RELATED: | In Southern Mexico, Migrants Gather in Caravan to Reach US | Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all American troops f…
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As Turkey Prepares to Slice Through Syria, the US has Cleared a New Breeding Ground for Isis
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
"Never get into a well with an American rope" goes the saying spreading across the Middle East, as the US abandons its Kurdish allies in Syria to a Turkish invasion force. People in the region are traditionally cynical about the loyalty of great powers to their local friends, but even they are shocked by the speed and ruthlessness with which Donald Trump greenlit the Turkish attack.
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Fake news fail! ABC claims footage from Kentucky gun range shows Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians
rt.com | 2019-10-14
In a scarcely believable display of extreme incompetence or bald-faced lying, ABC News has broadcast footage from a Kentucky gun show, claiming it shows a Turkish assault on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria. | The news organization made the humiliating fumble on its World News Tonight show on Sunday and then again on Good Morning America on Monday. It featured in a package that was heavily critical of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria. | "Slaughter in Syria," the on-screen graphic screamed as anchor Tom Llamas introduced the footage. "This video, right here, appeari…
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Oppose the Turkish military offensive in Syria!
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
As Ankara seeks a militarist solution to ethnic and class conflicts inflamed by decades of imperialist interventions, the Middle East and the world are on the brink of all-out war.
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UK Refuses to Halt Arms Sales to Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
The United Kingdom has refused Monday to join its European allies in halting arms sales to Turkey as it faces mounting pressure due to its military offensive in northern Syria. | RELATED: | Trump to Soon Issue Sanctions Against Turkey | EU foreign ministers unanimously agreed to "condemn" Turkey's military action, arguing that it "seriously undermines the stability and the security of the whole region" and was harming civilians. | But the bloc did not agree on an EU-wide arms embargo against Re…
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Indigenous peoples take lead in Ecuador's general strike
Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez | workers.org | 2019-10-14
Oct. 11 ‚àí Today, after nine days of the people's uprising here, Ibarra was again without buses or taxis, and many people were lugging heavy bundles of food through the streets. Classes at the schools have been suspended for seven days, and a view out the window showed only a . . . | Continue reading Indigenous peoples take lead in Ecuador's general strike at Workers.org
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Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The IMF has weaponized its handle through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial instruments that kill — they kill by famine, by economic strangulation.
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The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Last month, the Washington Post reported that Joe Biden is considering including a financial transactions tax (FTT) as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination. For those of us who have long advocated such a tax, this is very good news. On this issue, Bernie Sanders has taken the lead among presidential candidates, including…
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Trump`s Russia Adviser Summoned To Testify On Impeachment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian Affairs testified behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | Former Russia adviser on National Security Council was called to appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. She walked past journalists without sa…
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Trump Has Been Giving Up Ground in His Much-Vaunted "Trade War"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-14
| With all the attention on the impeachment investigation against Donald Trump, his trade war is getting ignored by the media. Since the trade war is not going very well, that is probably a good thing for Trump. | Just to remind people, Trump made the trade deficit a major issue in his campaign. He claimed that our trading partners were ripping the U.S. off because of lousy trade deals crafted by stupid negotiators. He assured the public that he would use his negotiating skills to bring the trade defic…
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Will the Democratic Party Exist after 2020 Election?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Even before Rep. Tulsi Gabbard threatened to boycott the upcoming Dem debate as the DNC usurps the role of voters in the Democratic primacy 2020 election and with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on the table, the Swamp …
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The Sudden Martyrdom of the Government Whistleblower
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-14
This piece originally appeared on The American Conservative. | Few see the irony in the corporate mainstream media's love affair with the anonymous whistleblower in President Trump's alleged Ukraine-gate affair. Yet everyone should. | The whole impeachment charade, and that's what it is, rests on the paradoxical and ahistorical assertions that 1) the president's phone call with Ukraine's leader is Trump's worst crime, and 2) the "liberal" press has always supported government whistleblowers. Both…
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US impeachment inquiry: State Department official testifies in defiance of Trump ban
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is the first Trump administration official to testify before the House Intelligence Committee since the White House declared its policy of noncooperation with the impeachment inquiry.
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Republicans Are Going to Remove Trump Soon
Rob Kall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
It will not be long before Trump is out of the White House and off the 2020 presidential ballot. In spite of what virtually all the mainstream media have been saying about impeachment going nowhere in the Senate, I am very confident that Trump will not be president and will not be on the ballot…
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Project Veritas starts dropping massive CNN exposé claiming to uncover 'anti-Trump CRUSADE'
rt.com | 2019-10-14
Project Veritas has dropped what it claims is a bombshell expose on CNN, including secret recordings of staff at editorial meetings which reveal an "anti-Trump crusade" and "bias" at the highest levels. | In the first clip uploaded by PV, a person who is allegedly CNN President Jeff Zucker tells a staff meeting that he wants them to "stay very focused" on President Donald Trump's possible impeachment. | The video also shows Nick Neville, a media coordinator at CNN saying that Zucker has a "personal vendetta" against Trump. | PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle, Secretly Records Staff, Execs and Network President…
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Global Climate Strike: From Protest To Power?
Mike Miller | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Climate justice advocates enthusiastically report that the recent Global Climate Strike involved 7.6 million people in 6,500 events that took place in 185 countries, supported by 8,500 websites, 3,000 companies, and 73 trade unions. Behind the headlines is this fact: with the exception of Morocco, no country in the world is complying with its Paris…
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China, Nepal Sign Unprecedented Cooperation Agreements
teleSUR, jg-MH | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
President Xi Jinping concluded a visit to Nepal on Sunday, with 20 signed agreements and almost US$500 million in financial aid promised to the Himalayan nation. | RELATED: | US And China Likely To Achieve Commercial Agreement | Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, and the Chinese President signed 18 agreements and two letters for renewing relations in areas like secur…
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Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "
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"We're still here": Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration reflects ongoing resistance to colonization
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-14
Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead to honor centuries of …
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"The Grid" is the Problem, Not the Solution
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
On October 9, Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting down power to about 750,000 customers (affecting as many as 2 million people) in California. The company claims the shutdowns are necessary to reduce the risk that its power lines and other infrastructure will cause wildfires like last year's Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and…
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As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision
Karen Stillerman | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
With climate change clearly upon us, the federal government must take bold action to equip farmers in Ohio and across the nation with the tools they need to help themselves, their communities, and the future of our food. (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action
Matthew Green | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-14
Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict "incalculable human suffering." In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side …
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Truth, Justice and Life
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
It's wonderful how good things can come in small packages. Like Greta Thunberg out waking the world to the urgency of action in addressing the climate crises. Like Ellen DeGeneres out for a game with George Bush. Like a butterfly, flapping its wings in the forest. Like the sound of truth. I'm writing here at…
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Managing Water in an Unpredictable Climate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-14
| In southern Nevada, the problem is drought. Nineteen years of declining snowpack in the mountains that make up the Colorado River water basin has caused Lake Mead, the region's primary source of drinking water, to drop about 130 feet. | In New York City, it's floods — extreme storms that overwhelm the drainage system and dump water into the streets and subways. | Tampa Bay must contend with rising sea levels. And in Den…
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What INGOs Can Learn From Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate Strikes
Stephen McCloskey | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Global Climate Strike in London on March 15 2019. (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight. Public Domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump backs China's handling of Hong Kong protests
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Trump's comments demonstrate that US imperialism, far from defending democratic rights, cynically and selectively exploits "human rights" as the means for prosecuting its own interests.
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Information Warfare: Twitter Targets Hong Kong
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
When Twitter Safety announced that it was taking actions against "information operations" directed at Hong Kong — informed observers could have immediately assumed that Twitter was not actually serious about stopping anything of the sort — but rather ensuring the …
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The Embargo Deepens as Adobe and Oracle Leave Venezuela
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
On October 7, users of Adobe software products in Venezuela began receiving messages saying that the company would no longer provide them with services, citing U.S. government sanctions (specifically Executive Order (E.O.) 13884). Over the next four days, Flickr, …
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This week in history: October 14- 20
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
25 years ago: Hamas terrorist attack kills 22 On October 19, 1994, 22 civilians were killed and 50 more were injured in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv by the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas. The attack came on the eve of the signing of the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace and was coupled with two other terrorist acts the same week.
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MN backs Rage Against the War Machine protest in DC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Minneapolis, MN – 40 protesters braved the first snow of the season at the busy intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on October 12 to say no to U.S. endless wars. The protest was called by the MN Peace Action Coalition in conjunction with the Rage Against the War Machine organized by the Women's March on the Pentagon the same weekend in Washington DC. | Autumn Lake, an organizer with the MN Anti-War Committee, started off the program, "Our protest today comes a day after the Pentagon announced that nearly 2000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia in preparation for…
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Lula Receives Human Rights Prize from Prison
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The AFL-CIO Lula's decades of struggle for the advancement of workers' rights, the strengthening of Brazilian democracy and their struggle for greater equality and justice in the world. | Just a few hours before this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner was | …
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Catalan leaders convicted by Spain's Supreme Court for secession attempt
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
Spain's supreme court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017.The court sentenced former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds.Journalists waiting outside the court (AP/Paul White)The 12 were tried for their actions in a 2017 attempt by Catalonia to break away from Spain following an independence referendum that Spain declared illegal.Grassroots pro-secession groups have previously said that if any of the defendants were found guilty they would organise protests and "peaceful civil disobedienc…
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Thousands of People Join Peaceful Protest Called by Artists in Haiti
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Thousands of people marched peacefully on Sunday in Port-au-Prince in a protest called by Haitian singers to demand the resignation of the country's president. | RELATED: | Haitians Try to Take President's Home, Demand Moise Resign | Dressed in white, protesters marched in a festive atmosphere — reminiscent of the carnival season celebrations — following the trucks with music and were joined by the famous Haitian singers including Izolan, Mathias and Ti Djo Zenny. | Unde…
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DC's Atlantic Council raked in funding from Hunter Biden's corruption-stained employer while courting his VP father
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-14
The shady arrangement between the Atlantic Council and Burisma — the gas company at the center of the 'Ukrainegate' scandal…
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Uninhabitable: Gaza Faces Moment of Truth
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The only way Israelis can be made to sit up and take note of the disaster unfolding next door in Gaza, it seems, is when they fear the fallout may spill out of the tiny coastal enclave and engulf them …
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Assange: Enema of the State
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Crikey, he gives them the shits. Hillary once said — even before the 2016 election — "Can't we just drone him?" Maybe you're thinking she was just joking, like Obama that time at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2010, when he cracked that he'd take out the Jonas Brothers with a Predator drone strike,…
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A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-14
Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/a-coalition-o…

Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Ms. Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the IMF has been appointed to the position of president of the European Central Bank (ECB) effective November 1, 2019 | France's president Emmanuel Macron acting on behalf of powerful banking interests was …
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New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Ms. Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the IMF has been appointed to the position of president of the European Central Bank (ECB) effective November 1, 2019 | France's president Emmanuel Macron acting on behalf of powerful banking interests was …
globalresearch.ca/new-president-of-the-e…

The Oil Despots
Basav Sen | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
The world's burgeoning far-right movements are far-flung and diverse, but in government they share a few core tendencies: They attack minority populations. They criminalize dissent. And they're horrible for the planet. The slide into extractivist authoritarianism in the U.S. is part of a worldwide trend, exemplified by the parallels between the U.S. and Brazil, where…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/the-oil-desp…

The Last Moments of Indonesia as We Know It. Forest Fires, Collapsing Economy
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Student protests, West Papua independence struggle, monstrous forest fires, an earthquake and a collapsing economy — the increasingly religiously fundamentalist Indonesia is suddenly facing too many disasters. It cannot cope with any of them. | Nothing seems to be going well …
globalresearch.ca/the-last-moments-of-in…

As GM strike enters fifth week, Mack Truck-Volvo workers launch first strike in more than 35 years
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
The two American automotive strikes are part of an international movement of the working class against austerity, including 70,000 auto parts workers in Mexico and rolling strikes at GM's South Korean plants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/mack…

The Apotheosis of Emperors
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to Turkey ("I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey") or the reason given (if Turkey…considers to…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/the-apotheos…

China-US Mini Trade Deal: Trump Takes the Money and Runs
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
After months of escalating tit-for-tat tariff increases, and bringing the global economy to the precipice of a global currency war, the US and China agreed to a partial deal on their trade dispute this past week. | Trump heralds the deal …
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China celebrates Revolution's 70 years
Sara Flounders and Michael Kramer | workers.org | 2019-10-14
The writers, who traveled in three major cities in China — Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing — from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 on a personal trip, sent this informal travel log to Workers World newspaper. October 1, 2019, was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of . . . | Continue reading China celebrates Revolution's 70 years at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/44017/

Trump's Undeclared State of Emergency
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Trump's public appeal to China last week to help with uncovering dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and (it pains me to say) an astute political tactic.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/trumps-undec…

Four homeless men murdered in New York City's Chinatown
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
The tragic incident, involving six of the poorest people in the United States, is a product of the city's social decay, the most unequal large American city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/home…

Sanders Distinguishes Himself From Warren in No Uncertain Terms
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-14
In an interview with ABC, the Vermont senator says, "Elizabeth … has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I'm not."
truthdig.com/articles/sanders-distinguis…

What Evil Empire?
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
When did the Cold War begin? In 1917! When, if ever, did it end? Never! What is its most dramatic moment? The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Who if anyone won? No one! These and other questions (and the answers that follow) are prompted by the publication of a big new book…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/what-evil-em…

NDP advocates spending tens of billions on Canada's military
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Canada's social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government's plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/ndpw…

Worse than Facial Recognition — the Next Big Privacy Outrage
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Privacy campaigners have warned of an " epidemic of facial recognition" use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil …
globalresearch.ca/worse-facial-recogniti…

John Oliver's Dire Forecast for Our National Weather Service (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-14
Whether they realize it or not, the National Weather Service plays a crucial role in Americans' everyday lives. Without the data collected by the federal agency, which falls under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), not only would the weather forecasts on television or phone screens likely not exist, neither would crucial warnings regarding weather events that could endanger thousands. Which is why one would think any government administration would want to protect it. | But as John Oliver points out in the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," "Everything Trump does is designed to destro…
truthdig.com/videos/john-olivers-dire-fo…

"It's like the UAW is management:" GM strikers speak out as union moves towards sellout
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Reporting teams for the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter spoke to striking GM workers throughout Southeast Michigan over the weekend, as news emerged that the UAW is preparing to move towards a tentative agreement to shut down the four-week strike and enforce concessions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/gmin…

Media Yells "Cut!" When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-14
When it comes to substantive issues that the elite all agree on (such as foreign policy), there is little to no pushback against the president, excepting when he utters statements that are read as critical of war and militarism.
mintpressnews.com/media-yells-cut-whenev…

Culture and the Arts: Opera in Crisis, Can It be Made Relevant Again?
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Introduction | Opera productions depend on much state support, which is in decline, as states themselves go further and further into debt. To try and overcome these problems there have been many attempts at changes in form and content and even …
globalresearch.ca/culture-and-the-arts-o…

Global Poverty: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World
Prof. John McMurtry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
62 individuals — 388 in 2010 — now own more wealth than 50% of the world's population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world's people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.
globalresearch.ca/the-davos-blind-eye-ho…

Antiques Traders Are in the High Court this Week Seeking to Quash UK's Landmark Ivory Act
Environmental Investigation Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The UK Ivory Act was passed with overwhelming popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing. | It introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK and received Royal Assent in December 2018. | But the …
globalresearch.ca/antiques-traders-high-…

Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding this Company!
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put | …
globalresearch.ca/bayer-shareholders-put…

5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Devastating Worldwide Health Impacts
Eileen O'Connor | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
For the attention of the Planning Infrastructure Division, | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, | 3rd Floor, Fry Building | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF | Friday, 11th October, 2019 | To Whom It May Concern: | EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK | …
globalresearch.ca/5g-cell-phone-electrom…

Greece's Reinvigorated Alliance with the US Is All About The Greek -Israel -Cypriot Pipeline
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The recent military-driven reinvigoratation of the US-Greek Strategic Partnership is motivated by their shared interests in ensuring the security of a prospective Greek-"Israeli"-Cypriot (GRISCY) pipeline from Turkish claims to the last-mentioned island's exclusive economic zone through which this project must …
globalresearch.ca/greeces-reinvigorated-…

Johnson's first Queen's Speech dominated by crime Bills
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
A 'crime crackdown' dominated the first Queen's Speech of Boris Johnson's premiership. | With the prime minister pushing for a snap general election the legislative programme presented at the State Opening of Parliament is being seen as a bid by Johnson to set out his campaign agenda. | As well as law and order issues, immigration and the environment were also major elements of the programme, which had already been extensively trailed. | The package of 26 Bills includes seven relating to crime and justice. | These include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer, impose tougher sentences on fore…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/14/johnsons…

The Murder of Joshua Brown: Tragic Coincidence, or Something Bigger?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-14
Joshua Brown was killed after testifying as a witness in Amber Guyger's trial. People asking questions about his death aren't conspiracy theorists–there's a long history shaping their suspicions.
therealnews.com/stories/joshua-brown-mur…

Texas cop resigns & may face charges after shooting and killing a woman playing video games with child in her own home
rt.com | 2019-10-14
A Texas police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a window of her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has resigned and may face criminal charges, the Fort Worth interim police chief has said. | …
rt.com/usa/470935-texas-atatiana-jeffers…

A Passion for Writing
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
I have been writing for fifty years. I wrote my first scholarly article in 1969. I was then a graduate student in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That was a bold step. My English was still in its early stages of improvement. But more than spelling and vocabulary, I felt I had something to say…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/a-passion-fo…

If ever there's been a time to stand with Jeremy Corbyn, it's now
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The right-wing press is in full attack mode against Jeremy Corbyn. Again. It's now churning out rumours about a "soft coup" against the Labour leader. After four years of attacks, and perhaps with a general election looming, this isn't surprising. Because in all honesty, the attacks never stopped. But now, more than ever, it's vital for the grassroots supporters who elected Corbyn to stand strong. We need a Corbyn-led socialist go…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/10/14/if-ever-…

Brexit will 'hold back' climate change action, SNP conference told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
Brexit will "hold back" efforts in Scotland to tackle the global climate emergency, the country's environment secretary said.Roseanna Cunningham announced new measures to help in the fight against global warming — but warned of the impact leaving the European Union could have on the environment.Speaking at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen, she said: "Brexit will hold back Scotland's environmental ambitions."We cannot allow Brexit to happen. Scotland voted to remain in the EU and we must do all we can to keep Scotland in the EU."But if it does happen — I promise this — we will protect Scotland'…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Pan Trump Plan to Sanction Turkey
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
"Trump's statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/too-lit…

In Victory for People's Movement, Ecuador Protests End With Government Capitulation on Fuel Subsidies
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
"We want peace for our brothers and sisters in this country. We don't want more repression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/victory…

Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
The survey found majority of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina agree that "Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/majorit…

Citing 'Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,' Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
"We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/citing-…

No 'Artwash' for Bush's Crimes, Says CodePink in Protest of Exhibit of Former President's Paintings of Veterans in War He Started
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
"Why are we celebrating the guy who took these people to war?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/no-artw…

Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work's Real-World Impact
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their groundbreaking work in studying poverty-stricken communities around the world and developing ways to make a difference in poor people's lives through education and healthcare. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/newest-…

Large Berlin solidarity protests against anti-Semitism and right-wing terrorism
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
This weekend's protests underscored, once again, the widespread opposition that exists to the return of fascism in Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/berl…

Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/kurds_no…

"We're Still Here": Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead to honor centuries of indigenous resistance. Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin have all officially recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day. So have more than 130 cities and counties, from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/indigeno…

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/awol_all…

Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'?
Daniel Judt | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'?
thenation.com/article/climate-change-ext…

When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons
Matt Korda | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons…
thenation.com/article/climate-change-nuc…

Where in the World Is Daryl Morey?
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
Where in the World Is Daryl…
thenation.com/article/nba-china-daryl-mo…

Selected Articles: Turkey's Aggression against Syria
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-turk…

In Midst of Bankruptcy Fight, Elizabeth Warren Said "Joe Biden Should Not Be Allowed to Sell Out Women"
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-14
Warren repeatedly singled out Biden, arguing he "should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening."
theintercept.com/2019/10/14/joe-biden-el…

Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria
Kurdish Community Center and BALB | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/12/1882721…

#SOSEcuador: Exigimos el cese de la violencia por parte del gobierno ecuatoriano
Medios libres de América | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/12/1882723…

Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect
CANOPY | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/13/1882725…

Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival
University of San Francisco | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/13/1882725…

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife
Citizens Climate Lobby and others | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/13/1882725…

Forum – Eyewitness Iran: Uncovering the Media Lies
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/14/1882726…

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-14
The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISIL, the UN Secretary-General fears.
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