Daily Archives: October 16, 2019

2019-10-16: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-16). U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO. globalresearch.ca The administration of the Kurdish-controlled regions in north-eastern Syria announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the central Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian troops along areas of the border region with Turkey to help repel …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-16). How Turkey's Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan. counterpunch.org Turkey's Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan's point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey's military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces. More

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Turkish Op Ends When Kurdish Forces Leave Border Area: Erdogan. telesurenglish.net Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. | RELATED: | US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey | Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the "safe zone" is established, he sa…

Giacomo Sini (2019-10-16). Photo Essay: Home for the Kurds? progressive.org The Kurds living in Syria and Iraq, in territory reclaimed from ISIS, worked together to create an independent region called Rojava, based on workers rights, equality, feminism, and ecology.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-10-16). Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn't Help US Win World War II. globalresearch.ca It is a strange experience witnessing The Donald fumble his way through foreign policy, which he knows almost nothing about. | In the awkward press conference below, Trump stumbles his way through history. His explanation for abandoning the Kurds? They didn't …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-16). Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump has given the orders to begin a " deliberate withdrawal" of his troops and end the occupation of north-east Syria (NES). This is accelerating the race between the Turkish and the Syrian forces to control NES….

WSWS (2019-10-16). The Democrats support the "Forever War" wsws.org The Democratic Party's saber-rattling response to the Syrian fiasco helps Trump fraudulently posture as an opponent of war.

South Front (2019-10-16). Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area. globalresearch.ca On October 14, units of the Syrian Army started entering areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | The terms and conditions of the deal made by the SDF and Damascus are yet to be revealed, …

teleSUR (2019-10-16). US: Trump, Warren Slammed During 4th Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders Back Ecuador Anti-IMF Protests | The Democrats used some of their harshest languages yet against Trump in their first matchup since the launch of a congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe…

WSWS (2019-10-16). Mass strikes and protests force Ecuador's president to cancel austerity decree. wsws.org The demonstrations, which only grew and radicalized as the repression and authoritarian measures escalated, demonstrated the enormous social power of the class struggle.

Staff (2019-10-16). Warren and Sanders: A Wealth Tax Is Needed to Address Staggering Inequality. truthout.org | | 2020 progressive front-runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pushed for a wealth tax at the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. We speak with senior contributor at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who hosts their "Deconstructed" podcast, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He is the founder and editor of DCReport.org. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, but, David Cay Johnston, on one issue, she was pretty specific: on her wealth tax.

Staff (2019-10-16). Bernie Sanders to Receive the Most Coveted Democratic Endorsement. truthdig.com Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse the Vermont senator for president, a political coup for Sanders as he looks to increase his standing.

WSWS (2019-10-16). Testimony highlights key role of Bolton in impeachment inquiry against Trump. wsws.org The forces with which the Democrats are aligned include Bolton, who speaks for the most rabidly militaristic factions of the neo-conservative right wing.

Makasi Motema (2019-10-16). What would a people's impeachment look like? workers.org Our news cycle is dominated by one overwhelming, all-encompassing story. While millions of people in the U.S. suffer without medical coverage, while police in Texas make a habit of entering Black people's homes and murdering them, and while our climate catastrophe looms, it is the palace intrigue of Trump's White . . . | Continue reading What would a people's impeachment look like? at Workers.org

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-16). Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US. globalresearch.ca Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, food insecurity, and overall deprivation affect million of households in the world's richest country USA. | Why? It's because both right wings of its war party devote most of the nation's discretionary income for militarism, maintaining the …

Robert Hunziker (2019-10-16). Extinction Rebellion Sweeps the World. counterpunch.org Extinction Rebellion, XR est. October 31, 2019, has become a powerful force across the globe, almost overnight!!! It is the fastest-growing environmental movement ever. As such, it is only too obvious that "people get it" when it comes to climate change/global warming because they're jumping aboard like swarms of locusts. In fact, XR's truthful exposure More

Robert Hunziker (2019-10-16). Extinction Rebellion Sweeps the World. counterpunch.org Extinction Rebellion, XR est. October 31, 2018, has become a powerful force across the globe, almost overnight!!! It is the fastest-growing environmental movement ever. As such, it is only too obvious that "people get it" when it comes to climate change/global warming because they're jumping aboard like swarms of locusts. In fact, XR's truthful exposure More

Christian Elliott (2019-10-16). Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change. nationofchange.org We tend to assume that democracies, over the long arc of history, work towards progress and justice. But with an issue like climate change, we're running out of time. It may come as a surprise, but at the moment, democracy may be an obstacle to the rapid action we need on climate change. Democratic governments …

Chitrangada Choudhury — Aniket Aga (2019-10-16). How Cotton Became a Headache in the Age of Climate Chaos. counterpunch.org "The more we buy, the more we are in debt." That's Kunari Sabari, a farmer in her 40s, speaking to us in Khaira, a village mainly of her own Saora Adivasi community. "The gobarakhatachaasa, halaachasaa [farming with cow dung and ploughs], which was ours, nobody is doing that anymore," she said. "Now we run to the market for everything. Seeds, pesticides, fertiliser. Unlike before, even what we eat, we have to buy." More

Staff (2019-10-16). Debate Moderators Ask About Ellen and Bush, But Ignore Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | As America's pundits and newspapers rushed to pronounce the winners and losers of Tuesday night's 2020 Democratic presidential debate, progressives argued the event's moderators deserve to be placed in the latter category for framing healthcare questions around insurance industry talking points,…

F. William Engdahl (2019-10-16). Are We Blocking Out the Sun? globalresearch.ca Climate change is real. However, serious scientific evidence is pointing to a very different causality than most discuss. Climate is a huge subject, an immensely complex one. There is controversy around whether we must implement drastic new taxes on fuels …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-16). China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation. globalresearch.ca The so-called US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 was unanimously adopted by House and Senate committees. | On Tuesday, House members unanimously passed the measure, Senate adoption virtually certain, perhaps by unanimous voice vote. | The measure ignored …

Laura Tiernan (2019-10-16). Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: "It's About Truth—and that's Something People Have to Uphold and Fight for" globalresearch.ca Singer and rap artist M.I.A. visited Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison on Saturday, calling for his freedom. The WikiLeaks publisher and journalist faces extradition to the United States under the Espionage Act, with charges that carry a 175-year prison term….

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-10-16). Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!'. workers.org For over three hours on Oct. 12, tens of thousands of Atlanta Pride marchers passed by stationary teams on both sides of Peachtree Street with banners and leaflets calling for freedom for Chelsea Manning, the anti-war whistleblower. Upon spotting the banners reading, "Free Chelsea Manning! Jail War Criminals,"countless participants reached . . . | Continue reading Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!' at Workers.org

Eva Bartlett (2019-10-16). Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories. mintpressnews.com Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukranian incursion.

Eva Bartlett (2019-10-16). Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories. mintpressnews.com Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukrainian incursion.

RT (2019-10-16). A warning to Trump? Twitter reminds 'world leaders' aren't immune to deplatforming. rt.com Twitter has put US President Donald Trump — and other world leaders — on notice with a clarification of its rules, letting one of the platform's most popular users know that it can cut off his ability to go viral at any time.

RT (2019-10-16). Chicago Public Schools cancels classes for 361,000 students over teachers strike. rt.com Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for some 361,000 students on Thursday after the teachers' union said it will push ahead with a strike over stalled labor negotiations. | The union is calling for greater resources for teaching staff, including higher pay and more nurses in schools, as well as support from social workers and school librarians. | Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city negotiators had "bent over backwards" to meet the union's concerns and needs in a way that "meets our shared vision" for schools, but that despite the efforts, the union is going ahead with its strike. | Lightfoot claimed…

The Canary (2019-10-16). Judge wins landmark 'whistleblower' appeal at UK's highest court. thecanary.co A judge who says she was bullied and suffered a breakdown after raising concerns about Government cuts has won a landmark appeal at the UK's highest court.District Judge Claire Gilham has been involved in a lengthy legal wrangle to have a "whistleblowing" claim aired at an employment tribunal.A unanimous ruling by five Supreme Court justices on Wednesday means that her case can now proceed at a tribunal.The judge, who sat at Warrington County Court in Cheshire, says she was "treated detrimentally as a result of raising concerns about systemic failings in the court administration". | But to date she had suffered d…

Eds. (2019-10-16). The false balance between fascists and antifascists. mronline.org 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. | Source

Jack Rasmus (2019-10-16). US-China Mini-Trade Deal: Trump Takes the Money and Runs. counterpunch.org Why did Trump 'stand down' and agree to a deal now, after escalating his threats and actions over the summer? The reasons clearly have to do with the US economy softening in the 3rd quarter combined with a growing discontent in the farm sector over Trump's handling of a trade dispute that was beginning to bite hard on US farm sector sales that were heavily dependent on exports to China. | More

Michael Welton (2019-10-16). Communist Dictatorship in Our Midst. counterpunch.org the Industrial Revolution upset the great dream of the English Levellers, Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln by denying working people opportunities for economic independence. There was little room for egalitarian forms of self-employment. Now, work demanded that those selling their labour power had to subordinate their work-time to authoritarian bosses. More

Peter A. Coclanis (2019-10-16). Donald Trump as Artist. counterpunch.org To political junkies, Donald Trump's various (mis)representations of his July 25th phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zalensky are same old, same old stuff. Why? Because for years now assiduous journalists have been busy filing stories about Donald J. Trump's deceptive ways. To be sure, such a focus is hardly surprising, given the amount of material More

Andre Vltchek (2019-10-16). Saudi Arabia is Opening its Doors. dissidentvoice.org The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening up to the world. It used to be absolutely impossible to get a visa to enter, unless you were a religious pilgrim (therefore officially a Muslim), NATO military personnel, or a businessman or woman, invited by a local company or by the Saudi government. Even if you secured …

Eva Bartlett (2019-10-16). Donetsk Village Resident Question to the West: "Why Do You Support (Ukrainian) Nazis?" globalresearch.ca In Krutaya Balka, a village north of Donetsk which is routinely attacked by Ukrainian forces with shelling and heavy machine gun fire, I meet a man standing outside his home, where he lives with his wife, roughly 600 metres from …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-16). The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections. mintpressnews.com The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas' leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place?

The Canary (2019-10-16). Twitter: Accounts of world leaders 'not entirely' above the rules. thecanary.co Twitter has said that accounts belonging to world leaders are not entirely above its rules, warning that it will do more to limit their reach. | While everyday users face restrictions and bans for breaking the social network's policies, tweets from accounts of those in power may stay on the service if Twitter believes it is in the public interest. | In June the company announced that in some rare cases it may leave up a tweet from an elected or government official that would otherwise be taken down, instead hiding it behind a notice that people have to click through to see fully. | Twitter said tweets it issues a…

WSWS (2019-10-16). Opinion polls indicate Canada's elections to end in hung parliament. wsws.org Excluded from the official campaign has been any substantive discussion of the critical issues confronting working people—mounting economic insecurity and social inequality, the assault on democratic rights, rearmament and the threat of war.

Staff (2019-10-16). Capitalism Is Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers. truthout.org | | Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: | A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. | Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicia…

Staff (2019-10-16). Emperor Penguins Are in Mortal Danger Thanks to Us. truthdig.com New weather patterns in the warming Antarctic are leaving thousands of penguins in peril, prompting calls for them to be specially protected.

Staff (2019-10-16). Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank. truthdig.com A historic dozen candidates spar on stage, with several challenging the Massachusetts senator on her Medicare for All and wealth tax plans.

Jessica Corbett (2019-10-16). 'Without encryption, we will lose all privacy': Snowden condemns US, UK, and Australian push for 'backdoor' into Facebook messaging apps. nationofchange.org In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications. "For more than half a decade, the vulnerability of our computers and computer networks has …

Staff (2019-10-16). Capitalism Is Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers. truthout.org | | Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times today is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: | A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. | Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but ph…

Fight Back (2019-10-16). Schools not war: Mendez High School 10th year anniversary celebration. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – A joyous parade, block party and festival were held October 12 in Boyle Heights to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the opening of Mendez High School. The parade down First Street with beautiful vintage lowriders, featured Chicano writer Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running; the daughter of Felicitas Mendez; Eloisa Galindo of Eastside Padres Contra la Privatización; Carlos Montes of Centro CSO; Jose Huizar of Council District 14 and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board member Monica Garcia. | In March 2003, Centro CSO, with local parents, launched their "Schools Not Wars" c…

Staff (2019-10-16). Disingenuous Attacks on Medicare for All Distract From Cost of a Broken System. truthout.org | | Democratic candidates sparred at Tuesday's debate over their healthcare platforms and Medicare for All. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. Moderators in the CNN and New York Times debate repeatedly pressed Elizabeth Warren on whether taxes would increase under Medicare for All. "The framing of that question is crazy," says Dr. Woolhandler. "What really matters is how much a household i…

Chris Floyd (2019-10-16). Byzantium Now: Time-Warping From Justinian to Trump. counterpunch.org Sometime in the middle of the sixth century, the Byzantine historian Procopius wrote his "Secret History," an account of the reign of the Emperor Justinian, whom Procopius had come to regard as a murderous, half-mad, utterly corrupt tyrant. Hidden for a thousand years, and often severely censored during subsequent publications, the full text did not More

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-16). Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State's Deadly Toll on America's Children. globalresearch.ca " Mommy, am I gonna die?"— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl's boxer-terrier dog, Patches | "' Am I going to get shot again.'"—2-year-old survivor …

WSWS (2019-10-16). Poland: Law and Justice Party wins second term in office, loses majority in the Senate. wsws.org The far-right party has been able to exploit the liberal opposition's de facto collaboration in stifling workers' opposition.

WSWS (2019-10-16). California Governor vetoes $2 billion affordable housing bill. wsws.org Gavin Newsom's veto exposes the Democrat as a fiscal austerity conservative in the mold of Republican governors.

Prof. Patrick Bond (2019-10-16). Bretton Woods Institutions' Neoliberal Over-reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter. globalresearch.ca This week, the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will again be held in Washington, DC, with back-slapping now that the Bretton Woods twins have reached age 75 (they were founded at a New Hampshire hotel …

Kim C. Domenico (2019-10-16). It Serves Us Right To Suffer: Breaking Down Neoliberal Complacency. counterpunch.org To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.. That is, it creates a vision of the world that puts into the limelight the social misery that is usually hidden or concealed by the dominant viewpoints of a society. Cornel West, Chekhov, Coltrane and Democracy Neoliberalism, like the 'spectacle' More

Steve Klinger (2019-10-16). In For a Dime, in For a Dollar. counterpunch.org Many years ago, when we played what we called 'penny-ante poker,' there was always an unhappy participant who, as the evening wore on, slid more and more of his chips (or coins) to the middle of the table and recovered very few of them. This guy didn't want to give up, but neither did he More

Andrés Castro (2019-10-16). Looking Normal in Kew Gardens. counterpunch.org Looking Normal in Kew Gardens It's normal not to think about the mentally ill homeless, until one picks up a six-year-old in your neighborhood, just playing in his driveway, and smashes his head against the pavement. I heard this homeless guy screaming, down the block from my building, as he was being arrested. Didn't look More

Gary Leupp (2019-10-16). The Maria Ramirez Story. counterpunch.org Maria…I've just met a girl named Maria and suddenly I've found how beautiful a sound can be… You've maybe seen the 30-second McDonald's commercial. (Find "Maria's Graduation" on youtube.) It begins with this young woman—Maria Ramirez is her name, as it happens—sitting in a McDonald's getting interviewed for the job, shows her clocking in, winning More

Kiley Blackman (2019-10-16). Wildlife Killing Contests are Unethical. counterpunch.org This summer USAToday ran a feature on the trophy hunting of a giraffe and the intense backlash against the hunter responsible for it. As people become more educated and anti-sport hunting sentiment grows, there is similar support for bills against wildlife killing "contests," as have been enacted in New Mexico, California and Vermont. We are calling on More

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-16). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company! counterpunch.org 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 human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she More

Global Research News (2019-10-16). Selected Articles: 15 Days to Brexit? globalresearch.ca Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable …

Johanna Ross (2019-10-16). Scotland Edges Closer to Independence Amid Brexit Chaos. globalresearch.ca Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Sunday that she would be setting a date for a second referendum on Scottish independence within 'a matter of weeks'. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show she said that she would seek …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-16). 'An Absolute Joke': Debate Moderators Condemned for Asking About Ellen and George Bush After Completely Ignoring Climate Crisis. commondreams.org "CNN thought it was more important to use Ellen hanging out with a war criminal as a jumping off point to ask about bipartisan friendships than ask about the largest existential threat facing humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-16). Democrats Decry Trump's Syria Policy But Fail to Address Palestine, Yemen, China & Other Issues. democracynow.org At Tuesday's debate, Democratic candidates took aim at President Trump's recent move to withdraw support from the Kurds in northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to invade the region. We speak with Intercept contributor Mehdi Hasan, host of the "Deconstructed" podcast, about the candidates' foreign policy proposals.

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Mohawk Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Mohawk Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

Staff (2019-10-16). Warren and Sanders: A Wealth Tax Is Needed to Address Staggering Inequality. democracynow.org 2020 progressive front-runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pushed for a wealth tax at the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. We speak with senior contributor at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who hosts their "Deconstructed" podcast, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He is the founder and editor of DCReport.org.

Staff (2019-10-16). Mehdi Hasan: "There Should Only Be Two Front-Runners Right Now: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren" democracynow.org Twelve candidates took to the stage for the fourth round of the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday to spar over healthcare, foreign policy, impeachment, gun violence, economic inequality and more. Senator Elizabeth Warren — who is now leading some national polls — repeatedly came under attack from her rivals. In the first debate since Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator advocated for a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and a wealth tax. Former Vice President Joe Biden attacked the proposals of both Sanders and Warren and faced scru…

Staff (2019-10-16). It Was the Longest Debate So Far, But CNN & NYT Asked No Questions on Climate Crisis & Immigration. democracynow.org Despite ongoing climate chaos and a sustained humanitarian disaster at the southern border, The New York Times and CNN failed to ask candidates directly about immigration or the climate crisis at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate. We speak with Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, who says the lack of attention to immigraton "was a major gap in the three-hour debate." We also speak with journalist Kate Aronoff about the debate's failure to address the climate crisis.

Staff (2019-10-16). Dem Debate: "Disingenuous" Attacks on Medicare for All Distract From Cost of Today's Broken System. democracynow.org Democratic candidates sparred at Tuesday's debate over their healthcare platforms and Medicare for All. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. Moderators in the CNN and New York Times debate repeatedly pressed Elizabeth Warren on whether taxes would increase under Medicare for All. "The framing of that question is crazy," says Dr. Woolhandler. "What really matters is how much a household is paying."

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-16). Ecuador Regime's "Fake Deal" with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF "Financial Terrorism" globalresearch.ca President Lenin Moreno betrayed ordinary Ecuadorians by abandoning his pledge to continue progressive policies of his predecessor Rafeal Correa. | Instead he instituted force-fed austerity, enforced with police state harshness, and sold Julian Assange to the US and UK for a …

Staff (2019-10-16). What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides. therealnews.com We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.

Photos and Text (2019-10-16). Kurds in San Francisco Protest Betrayal by the US. indybay.org Trump forces our former ally into arms of our enemy, Syria's Assad. Russia, Iran and ISIS to benefit.

Photos and Text (2019-10-16). SF Embarcadero Rally As Nationwide Drive To Impeach Trump Begins. indybay.org Nationwide movement to deflate Trump…

CANOPY (2019-10-16). Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect. indybay.org CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-10-16). State Endangered Species Protection Sought for California's Joshua Trees. indybay.org Iconic Desert Plant Threatened by Climate Change, Habitat Loss…

University of San Francisco (2019-10-16). Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival. indybay.org Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…

Labor Video Project (2019-10-16). Art In Struggle For Women & Prisoners In Iran: The Mural, The Artists & Women. indybay.org An opening for an art mural about women and the prisoners of Iran was held on October 6, 2019 at Clarion Alley. The mural portrays the women who are fighting for human rights and worker rights in Iran…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-16). Forum – Eyewitness Iran: Uncovering the Media Lies. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

Ad Hoc Committee For Democracy, Transparency (2019-10-16). Stop The Shutdown, Union Busting & Coup at WBAI/Pacifica. indybay.org KPFA | 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd | Berkeley, CA…

Ryan Grim (2019-10-16). Joe Biden, in Stumbling Debate Performance, Claims Credit for Elizabeth Warren's Signature Achievement. theintercept.com "You did a hell of a job at your job," Biden told Elizabeth Warren, in a remark that couldn't have been more patronizing if he tried.

Joan Walsh (2019-10-16). Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Front-Runner Isn't All Fun and Games. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Front-Runner Isn't All Fun and Games…

Joan Walsh (2019-10-16). Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Frontrunner Isn't All Fun and Games. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Frontrunner Isn't All Fun and Games…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-10-16). Ecuador Reaches a Deal—but Unrest May Return. thenation.com Ecuador Reaches a Deal—but Unrest May Return…

Tom Tomorrow (2019-10-16). The Case Against Impeachment (According to Republicans). thenation.com The Case Against Impeachment (According to Republicans)…

Peter Kuper (2019-10-16). Impeachment Escape Plan? thenation.com Impeachment Escape Plan?

Aaron Bady (2019-10-16). Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis…

Jeet Heer (2019-10-16). On a Crowded Stage, Democrats Divide Into 2 Tribes. thenation.com On a Crowded Stage, Democrats Divide Into 2 Tribes…

Nithin Coca (2019-10-16). China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India. thenation.com China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India…

Staff (2019-10-16). Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence. truthout.org | | It's getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that's a mere two-hour flight from Miami; with a few exceptions, the media is largely failing Haiti right now. | A movement birthed in the shantytowns of Port-au-Prince has now swelled to broad swaths of the populace in all 10 of Haiti's geographical departments. Friday,…

WSWS (2019-10-15). Spanish police attack mass protests against prison terms for Catalan nationalists. wsws.org The ruling against defendants involved in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum is the outcome of a show trial and part of the Spanish ruling class's drive toward dictatorship.

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-15). Trump OK's Sanctions on Turkey. globalresearch.ca Trump, House and Senate officials threatened sanctions on Turkey for its cross-border offensive in Syria. | On Monday, Trump OK'd their imposition by the US Treasury — despite green lighting Turkish aggression before launched, withdrawing US troops from northeast Syrian areas …

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-10-15). US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey. telesurenglish.net The White House has confirmed that United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to negotiate a cease-fire for Turkish troops in Syria. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | According to Washington, the delegation "will reiterate President Trump's commitment to mainta…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-15). One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal. globalresearch.ca Last Friday a 155 mm artillery shell landed 300 metres from a US command post near the Syrian bordering city of Ayn al-Arab (known by the Syrian Kurds as "Kobane") during an ongoing operation carried out by Turkey — a …

Editor (2019-10-15). U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria! workers.org The conflict within the U.S. ruling class about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria has created some confusion about events there. The latest new development — an alliance of Kurdish-based forces with the Syrian national army to defend the border from the Turkish army — may increase that confusion. To . . . | Continue reading U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria! at Workers.org

Ron Jacobs (2019-10-15). Betrayal in the Levant. counterpunch.org Confusion reigns in certain left-leaning and anarchist circles. Pat Robertson tells Trump he will lose his mandate of heaven if he really does pull the US troops occupying northern Syria from their positions. Democrats, Republicans, neocons and neoliberals join the Pentagon and the mainstream US media to decry this possible troop redeployment. Turkey assembles its military More

Steven Sahiounie (2019-10-15). Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers "Coordinate Military Movements" in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca The US and Russian military officers met late last night in Al Farat, a small village north of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, according to media 'Al Mayadeen'. | *** | The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate military movements in the …

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-15). Trump Wants to End the "Stupid Wars"? globalresearch.ca The discussion, if one might even call it that, regarding the apparent President Donald Trump decision to withdraw at least some American soldiers from Syria has predictably developed along partisan, ideologically fueled lines. Trump has inevitably muddied the waters by …

Aaron Maté (2019-10-15). Pushback: Aaron Maté and Ben Norton discuss Syria war, US withdrawal, Turkish invasion. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone hosted its first YouTube livestream of Pushback with Aaron Maté, featuring Ben Norton. We discussed the Syria war,…

Arabi Souri (2019-10-15). Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists. globalresearch.ca Syrian Ministry of Education managed to restore and rehabilitate 1554 schools and set the plans to rehabilitate 1000 other schools achieving 90% of the current plan thus far. 10,000 teaching jobs to be added in a month from now. | In …

Staff (2019-10-15). Ecuadorian Government Withdraws IMF Decree After 11 Days of Protests and State Repression. therealnews.com President Lenin Moreno's government withdrew the neoliberal program which had sparked the massive protests. Indigenous groups remain wary, though, in case the government implements new austerity measures.

Matthew Trinder (2019-10-15). Indigenous-led protests force Ecuador to reverse fuel subsidy cuts ordered by IMF. peoplesworld.org Ecuador's government agreed Monday to reverse fuel subsidy cuts it had forced on the public in order to obtain an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. The announcement to back away from the subsidy cuts is part of a deal to stop mass protests that had forced the government to flee the capital. The deal was …

teleSUR (2019-10-15). Fernandez Stands in Solidarity With Ecuador's Leftist Leaders. telesurenglish.net Through a message on social networks, the front-runner in Argentina's presidential election, Alberto Fernandez expressed concern about the human rights situation in Ecuador and stood in solidarity with leaders of left-wing social and political organizations. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders Back Ecuador Anti-IMF Protests | "The serious events…

Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez (2019-10-15). Ecuador prez retreats, then arrests political leaders. workers.org Part of an unprecedented demonstration of 6,000 people in the small city of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Oct. 13. Oct. 14 — Eleven days of massive protest, especially by Indigenous communities marching all over Ecuador, forced President Lenín Moreno to repeal his Oct. 1 Decree #883 ending fuel subsidies. Increased fuel . . . | Continue reading Ecuador prez retreats, then arrests political leaders at Workers.org

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U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
The administration of the Kurdish-controlled regions in north-eastern Syria announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the central Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian troops along areas of the border region with Turkey to help repel …
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How Turkey's Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Turkey's Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan's point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey's military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces.
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Turkish Op Ends When Kurdish Forces Leave Border Area: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. | RELATED: | US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey | Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the "safe zone" is established, he sa…
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Photo Essay: Home for the Kurds?
Giacomo Sini | progressive.org | 2019-10-16
The Kurds living in Syria and Iraq, in territory reclaimed from ISIS, worked together to create an independent region called Rojava, based on workers rights, equality, feminism, and ecology.
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Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn't Help US Win World War II
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
It is a strange experience witnessing The Donald fumble his way through foreign policy, which he knows almost nothing about. | In the awkward press conference below, Trump stumbles his way through history. His explanation for abandoning the Kurds? They didn't …
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Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
President Donald Trump has given the orders to begin a " deliberate withdrawal" of his troops and end the occupation of north-east Syria (NES). This is accelerating the race between the Turkish and the Syrian forces to control NES….
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The Democrats support the "Forever War"
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The Democratic Party's saber-rattling response to the Syrian fiasco helps Trump fraudulently posture as an opponent of war.
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Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
On October 14, units of the Syrian Army started entering areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | The terms and conditions of the deal made by the SDF and Damascus are yet to be revealed, …
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US: Trump, Warren Slammed During 4th Presidential Debate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders Back Ecuador Anti-IMF Protests | The Democrats used some of their harshest languages yet against Trump in their first matchup since the launch of a congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe…
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Mass strikes and protests force Ecuador's president to cancel austerity decree
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The demonstrations, which only grew and radicalized as the repression and authoritarian measures escalated, demonstrated the enormous social power of the class struggle.
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Warren and Sanders: A Wealth Tax Is Needed to Address Staggering Inequality
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| 2020 progressive front-runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pushed for a wealth tax at the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. We speak with senior contributor at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who hosts their "Deconstructed" podcast, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He is the founder and editor of DCReport.org. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, but, David Cay Johnston, on one issue, she was pretty specific: on her wealth tax.
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Bernie Sanders to Receive the Most Coveted Democratic Endorsement
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-16
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse the Vermont senator for president, a political coup for Sanders as he looks to increase his standing.
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What would a people's impeachment look like?
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-10-16
Our news cycle is dominated by one overwhelming, all-encompassing story. While millions of people in the U.S. suffer without medical coverage, while police in Texas make a habit of entering Black people's homes and murdering them, and while our climate catastrophe looms, it is the palace intrigue of Trump's White . . . | Continue reading What would a people's impeachment look like? at Workers.org
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Testimony highlights key role of Bolton in impeachment inquiry against Trump
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The forces with which the Democrats are aligned include Bolton, who speaks for the most rabidly militaristic factions of the neo-conservative right wing.
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Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, food insecurity, and overall deprivation affect million of households in the world's richest country USA. | Why? It's because both right wings of its war party devote most of the nation's discretionary income for militarism, maintaining the …
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Extinction Rebellion Sweeps the World
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Extinction Rebellion, XR est. October 31, 2018, has become a powerful force across the globe, almost overnight!!! It is the fastest-growing environmental movement ever. As such, it is only too obvious that "people get it" when it comes to climate change/global warming because they're jumping aboard like swarms of locusts. In fact, XR's truthful exposure…
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Extinction Rebellion Sweeps the World
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Extinction Rebellion, XR est. October 31, 2019, has become a powerful force across the globe, almost overnight!!! It is the fastest-growing environmental movement ever. As such, it is only too obvious that "people get it" when it comes to climate change/global warming because they're jumping aboard like swarms of locusts. In fact, XR's truthful exposure…
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Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change
Christian Elliott | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
We tend to assume that democracies, over the long arc of history, work towards progress and justice. But with an issue like climate change, we're running out of time. It may come as a surprise, but at the moment, democracy may be an obstacle to the rapid action we need on climate change. Democratic governments …
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How Cotton Became a Headache in the Age of Climate Chaos
Chitrangada Choudhury — Aniket Aga | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
"The more we buy, the more we are in debt." That's Kunari Sabari, a farmer in her 40s, speaking to us in Khaira, a village mainly of her own Saora Adivasi community. "The gobarakhatachaasa, halaachasaa [farming with cow dung and ploughs], which was ours, nobody is doing that anymore," she said. "Now we run to the market for everything. Seeds, pesticides, fertiliser. Unlike before, even what we eat, we have to buy."
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Debate Moderators Ask About Ellen and Bush, But Ignore Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| As America's pundits and newspapers rushed to pronounce the winners and losers of Tuesday night's 2020 Democratic presidential debate, progressives argued the event's moderators deserve to be placed in the latter category for framing healthcare questions around insurance industry talking points,…
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Are We Blocking Out the Sun?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Climate change is real. However, serious scientific evidence is pointing to a very different causality than most discuss. Climate is a huge subject, an immensely complex one. There is controversy around whether we must implement drastic new taxes on fuels …
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China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
The so-called US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 was unanimously adopted by House and Senate committees. | On Tuesday, House members unanimously passed the measure, Senate adoption virtually certain, perhaps by unanimous voice vote. | The measure ignored …
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Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: "It's About Truth–and that's Something People Have to Uphold and Fight for"
Laura Tiernan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Singer and rap artist M.I.A. visited Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison on Saturday, calling for his freedom. The WikiLeaks publisher and journalist faces extradition to the United States under the Espionage Act, with charges that carry a 175-year prison term….
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Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!'
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2019-10-16
For over three hours on Oct. 12, tens of thousands of Atlanta Pride marchers passed by stationary teams on both sides of Peachtree Street with banners and leaflets calling for freedom for Chelsea Manning, the anti-war whistleblower. Upon spotting the banners reading, "Free Chelsea Manning! Jail War Criminals,"countless participants reached . . . | Continue reading Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!' at Workers.org
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Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-16
Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukranian incursion.
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Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-16
Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukrainian incursion.
mintpressnews.com/under-fire-from-ukrain…

Donetsk Village Resident Question to the West: "Why Do You Support (Ukrainian) Nazis?"
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
In Krutaya Balka, a village north of Donetsk which is routinely attacked by Ukrainian forces with shelling and heavy machine gun fire, I meet a man standing outside his home, where he lives with his wife, roughly 600 metres from …
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The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-16
The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas' leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place?
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Disingenuous Attacks on Medicare for All Distract From Cost of a Broken System
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| Democratic candidates sparred at Tuesday's debate over their healthcare platforms and Medicare for All. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. Moderators in the CNN and New York Times debate repeatedly pressed Elizabeth Warren on whether taxes would increase under Medicare for All. "The framing of that question is crazy," says Dr. Woolhandler. "What really matters is how much a household i…
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Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-16
A historic dozen candidates spar on stage, with several challenging the Massachusetts senator on her Medicare for All and wealth tax plans.
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Byzantium Now: Time-Warping From Justinian to Trump
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Sometime in the middle of the sixth century, the Byzantine historian Procopius wrote his "Secret History," an account of the reign of the Emperor Justinian, whom Procopius had come to regard as a murderous, half-mad, utterly corrupt tyrant. Hidden for a thousand years, and often severely censored during subsequent publications, the full text did not…
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'Without encryption, we will lose all privacy': Snowden condemns US, UK, and Australian push for 'backdoor' into Facebook messaging apps
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications.
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Schools not war: Mendez High School 10th year anniversary celebration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-16
Los Angeles, CA – A joyous parade, block party and festival were held October 12 in Boyle Heights to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the opening of Mendez High School. The parade down First Street with beautiful vintage lowriders, featured Chicano writer Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running; the daughter of Felicitas Mendez; Eloisa Galindo of Eastside Padres Contra la Privatización; Carlos Montes of Centro CSO; Jose Huizar of Council District 14 and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board member Monica Garcia. | In March 2003, Centro CSO, with local parents, launched their "Schools Not Wars" c…
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Capitalism Is Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times today is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: | A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. | Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but ph…
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Opinion polls indicate Canada's elections to end in hung parliament
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
Excluded from the official campaign has been any substantive discussion of the critical issues confronting working people–mounting economic insecurity and social inequality, the assault on democratic rights, rearmament and the threat of war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/16/cane…

Capitalism Is Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: | A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. | Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicia…
truthout.org/articles/capitalism-is-doom…

Twitter: Accounts of world leaders 'not entirely' above the rules
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-16
Twitter has said that accounts belonging to world leaders are not entirely above its rules, warning that it will do more to limit their reach. | While everyday users face restrictions and bans for breaking the social network's policies, tweets from accounts of those in power may stay on the service if Twitter believes it is in the public interest. | In June the company announced that in some rare cases it may leave up a tweet from an elected or government official that would otherwise be taken down, instead hiding it behind a notice that people have to click through to see fully. | Twitter said tweets it issues a…
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Judge wins landmark 'whistleblower' appeal at UK's highest court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-16
A judge who says she was bullied and suffered a breakdown after raising concerns about Government cuts has won a landmark appeal at the UK's highest court.District Judge Claire Gilham has been involved in a lengthy legal wrangle to have a "whistleblowing" claim aired at an employment tribunal.A unanimous ruling by five Supreme Court justices on Wednesday means that her case can now proceed at a tribunal.The judge, who sat at Warrington County Court in Cheshire, says she was "treated detrimentally as a result of raising concerns about systemic failings in the court administration". | But to date she had suffered d…
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Emperor Penguins Are in Mortal Danger Thanks to Us
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-16
New weather patterns in the warming Antarctic are leaving thousands of penguins in peril, prompting calls for them to be specially protected.
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A warning to Trump? Twitter reminds 'world leaders' aren't immune to deplatforming
rt.com | 2019-10-16
Twitter has put US President Donald Trump — and other world leaders — on notice with a clarification of its rules, letting one of the platform's most popular users know that it can cut off his ability to go viral at any time. | …
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Chicago Public Schools cancels classes for 361,000 students over teachers strike
rt.com | 2019-10-16
Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for some 361,000 students on Thursday after the teachers' union said it will push ahead with a strike over stalled labor negotiations. | The union is calling for greater resources for teaching staff, including higher pay and more nurses in schools, as well as support from social workers and school librarians. | Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city negotiators had "bent over backwards" to meet the union's concerns and needs in a way that "meets our shared vision" for schools, but that despite the efforts, the union is going ahead with its strike. | Lightfoot claimed…
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Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State's Deadly Toll on America's Children
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
" Mommy, am I gonna die?"– 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl's boxer-terrier dog, Patches | "' Am I going to get shot again.'"–2-year-old survivor …
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The false balance between fascists and antifascists
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-16
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. | Source…
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Poland: Law and Justice Party wins second term in office, loses majority in the Senate
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The far-right party has been able to exploit the liberal opposition's de facto collaboration in stifling workers' opposition.
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US-China Mini-Trade Deal: Trump Takes the Money and Runs
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Why did Trump 'stand down' and agree to a deal now, after escalating his threats and actions over the summer? The reasons clearly have to do with the US economy softening in the 3rd quarter combined with a growing discontent in the farm sector over Trump's handling of a trade dispute that was beginning to bite hard on US farm sector sales that were heavily dependent on exports to China. |…
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California Governor vetoes $2 billion affordable housing bill
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
Gavin Newsom's veto exposes the Democrat as a fiscal austerity conservative in the mold of Republican governors.
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Bretton Woods Institutions' Neoliberal Over-reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter
Prof. Patrick Bond | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
This week, the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will again be held in Washington, DC, with back-slapping now that the Bretton Woods twins have reached age 75 (they were founded at a New Hampshire hotel …
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It Serves Us Right To Suffer: Breaking Down Neoliberal Complacency
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.. That is, it creates a vision of the world that puts into the limelight the social misery that is usually hidden or concealed by the dominant viewpoints of a society. Cornel West, Chekhov, Coltrane and Democracy Neoliberalism, like the 'spectacle'…
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Donald Trump as Artist
Peter A. Coclanis | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
To political junkies, Donald Trump's various (mis)representations of his July 25th phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zalensky are same old, same old stuff. Why? Because for years now assiduous journalists have been busy filing stories about Donald J. Trump's deceptive ways. To be sure, such a focus is hardly surprising, given the amount of material…
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In For a Dime, in For a Dollar
Steve Klinger | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Many years ago, when we played what we called 'penny-ante poker,' there was always an unhappy participant who, as the evening wore on, slid more and more of his chips (or coins) to the middle of the table and recovered very few of them. This guy didn't want to give up, but neither did he…
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Wildlife Killing Contests are Unethical
Kiley Blackman | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
This summer USAToday ran a feature on the trophy hunting of a giraffe and the intense backlash against the hunter responsible for it. As people become more educated and anti-sport hunting sentiment grows, there is similar support for bills against wildlife killing "contests," as have been enacted in New Mexico, California and Vermont. We are calling on…
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The Maria Ramirez Story
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Maria…I've just met a girl named Maria and suddenly I've found how beautiful a sound can be… You've maybe seen the 30-second McDonald's commercial. (Find "Maria's Graduation" on youtube.) It begins with this young woman–Maria Ramirez is her name, as it happens–sitting in a McDonald's getting interviewed for the job, shows her clocking in, winning…
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Communist Dictatorship in Our Midst
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
the Industrial Revolution upset the great dream of the English Levellers, Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln by denying working people opportunities for economic independence. There was little room for egalitarian forms of self-employment. Now, work demanded that those selling their labour power had to subordinate their work-time to authoritarian bosses.
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Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company!
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
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 human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she…
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Looking Normal in Kew Gardens
Andrés Castro | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Looking Normal in Kew Gardens It's normal not to think about the mentally ill homeless, until one picks up a six-year-old in your neighborhood, just playing in his driveway, and smashes his head against the pavement. I heard this homeless guy screaming, down the block from my building, as he was being arrested. Didn't look…
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Saudi Arabia is Opening its Doors
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-16
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening up to the world. It used to be absolutely impossible to get a visa to enter, unless you were a religious pilgrim (therefore officially a Muslim), NATO military personnel, or a businessman or woman, invited by a local company or by the Saudi government. Even if you secured …
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Scotland Edges Closer to Independence Amid Brexit Chaos
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Sunday that she would be setting a date for a second referendum on Scottish independence within 'a matter of weeks'. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show she said that she would seek …
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Selected Articles: 15 Days to Brexit?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable …
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'An Absolute Joke': Debate Moderators Condemned for Asking About Ellen and George Bush After Completely Ignoring Climate Crisis
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-16
"CNN thought it was more important to use Ellen hanging out with a war criminal as a jumping off point to ask about bipartisan friendships than ask about the largest existential threat facing humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Democrats Decry Trump's Syria Policy But Fail to Address Palestine, Yemen, China & Other Issues
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
At Tuesday's debate, Democratic candidates took aim at President Trump's recent move to withdraw support from the Kurds in northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to invade the region. We speak with Intercept contributor Mehdi Hasan, host of the "Deconstructed" podcast, about the candidates' foreign policy proposals.
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Warren and Sanders: A Wealth Tax Is Needed to Address Staggering Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
2020 progressive front-runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pushed for a wealth tax at the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. We speak with senior contributor at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who hosts their "Deconstructed" podcast, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He is the founder and editor of DCReport.org.
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Mehdi Hasan: "There Should Only Be Two Front-Runners Right Now: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
Twelve candidates took to the stage for the fourth round of the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday to spar over healthcare, foreign policy, impeachment, gun violence, economic inequality and more. Senator Elizabeth Warren — who is now leading some national polls — repeatedly came under attack from her rivals. In the first debate since Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator advocated for a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and a wealth tax. Former Vice President Joe Biden attacked the proposals of both Sanders and Warren and faced scru…
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It Was the Longest Debate So Far, But CNN & NYT Asked No Questions on Climate Crisis & Immigration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
Despite ongoing climate chaos and a sustained humanitarian disaster at the southern border, The New York Times and CNN failed to ask candidates directly about immigration or the climate crisis at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate. We speak with Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, who says the lack of attention to immigraton "was a major gap in the three-hour debate." We also speak with journalist Kate Aronoff about the debate's failure to address the climate crisis.
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Dem Debate: "Disingenuous" Attacks on Medicare for All Distract from Cost of Today's Broken System
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
Democratic candidates sparred at Tuesday's debate over their healthcare platforms and Medicare for All. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. Moderators in the CNN and New York Times debate repeatedly pressed Elizabeth Warren on whether taxes would increase under Medicare for All. "The framing of that question is crazy," says Dr. Woolhandler. "What really matters is how much a household is paying."
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Dem Debate: "Disingenuous" Attacks on Medicare for All Distract From Cost of Today's Broken System
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
Democratic candidates sparred at Tuesday's debate over their healthcare platforms and Medicare for All. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. Moderators in the CNN and New York Times debate repeatedly pressed Elizabeth Warren on whether taxes would increase under Medicare for All. "The framing of that question is crazy," says Dr. Woolhandler. "What really matters is how much a household is paying."
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Ecuador Regime's "Fake Deal" with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF "Financial Terrorism"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
President Lenin Moreno betrayed ordinary Ecuadorians by abandoning his pledge to continue progressive policies of his predecessor Rafeal Correa. | Instead he instituted force-fed austerity, enforced with police state harshness, and sold Julian Assange to the US and UK for a …
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What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.
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Kurds in San Francisco Protest Betrayal by the US
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Trump forces our former ally into arms of our enemy, Syria's Assad. Russia, Iran and ISIS to benefit.
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SF Embarcadero Rally As Nationwide Drive To Impeach Trump Begins
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Nationwide movement to deflate Trump…
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State Endangered Species Protection Sought for California's Joshua Trees
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Iconic Desert Plant Threatened by Climate Change, Habitat Loss…
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Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival
University of San Francisco | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…
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Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect
CANOPY | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…
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Forum – Eyewitness Iran: Uncovering the Media Lies
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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Art In Struggle For Women & Prisoners In Iran: The Mural, The Artists & Women
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
An opening for an art mural about women and the prisoners of Iran was held on October 6, 2019 at Clarion Alley. The mural portrays the women who are fighting for human rights and worker rights in Iran…
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Stop The Shutdown, Union Busting & Coup at WBAI/Pacifica
Ad Hoc Committee For Democracy, Transparency | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
KPFA | 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd | Berkeley, CA…
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Joe Biden, in Stumbling Debate Performance, Claims Credit for Elizabeth Warren's Signature Achievement
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-16
"You did a hell of a job at your job," Biden told Elizabeth Warren, in a remark that couldn't have been more patronizing if he tried.
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Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Front-Runner Isn't All Fun and Games
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Front-Runner Isn't All Fun and Games…
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Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Frontrunner Isn't All Fun and Games
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
Elizabeth Warren Learns That Being a Frontrunner Isn't All Fun and Games…
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Ecuador Reaches a Deal–but Unrest May Return
Mark Weisbrot | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
Ecuador Reaches a Deal–but Unrest May Return…
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Impeachment Escape Plan?
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
Impeachment Escape Plan?
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The Case Against Impeachment (According to Republicans)
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
The Case Against Impeachment (According to Republicans)…
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Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis
Aaron Bady | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis…
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On a Crowded Stage, Democrats Divide Into 2 Tribes
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
On a Crowded Stage, Democrats Divide Into 2 Tribes…
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China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India
Nithin Coca | thenation.com | 2019-10-16
China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India…
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Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| It's getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that's a mere two-hour flight from Miami; with a few exceptions, the media is largely failing Haiti right now. | A movement birthed in the shantytowns of Port-au-Prince has now swelled to broad swaths of the populace in all 10 of Haiti's geographical departments. Friday,…
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Spanish police attack mass protests against prison terms for Catalan nationalists
wsws.org | 2019-10-15
The ruling against defendants involved in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum is the outcome of a show trial and part of the Spanish ruling class's drive toward dictatorship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/15/cata…

Trump OK's Sanctions on Turkey
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Trump, House and Senate officials threatened sanctions on Turkey for its cross-border offensive in Syria. | On Monday, Trump OK'd their imposition by the US Treasury — despite green lighting Turkish aggression before launched, withdrawing US troops from northeast Syrian areas …
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US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
The White House has confirmed that United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to negotiate a cease-fire for Turkish troops in Syria. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | According to Washington, the delegation "will reiterate President Trump's commitment to mainta…
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One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Last Friday a 155 mm artillery shell landed 300 metres from a US command post near the Syrian bordering city of Ayn al-Arab (known by the Syrian Kurds as "Kobane") during an ongoing operation carried out by Turkey — a …
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U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-15
The conflict within the U.S. ruling class about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria has created some confusion about events there. The latest new development — an alliance of Kurdish-based forces with the Syrian national army to defend the border from the Turkish army — may increase that confusion. To . . . | Continue reading U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria! at Workers.org
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Betrayal in the Levant
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-15
Confusion reigns in certain left-leaning and anarchist circles. Pat Robertson tells Trump he will lose his mandate of heaven if he really does pull the US troops occupying northern Syria from their positions. Democrats, Republicans, neocons and neoliberals join the Pentagon and the mainstream US media to decry this possible troop redeployment. Turkey assembles its military…
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Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers "Coordinate Military Movements" in Northeastern Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
The US and Russian military officers met late last night in Al Farat, a small village north of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, according to media 'Al Mayadeen'. | *** | The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate military movements in the …
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Trump Wants to End the "Stupid Wars"?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
The discussion, if one might even call it that, regarding the apparent President Donald Trump decision to withdraw at least some American soldiers from Syria has predictably developed along partisan, ideologically fueled lines. Trump has inevitably muddied the waters by …
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Pushback: Aaron Maté and Ben Norton discuss Syria war, US withdrawal, Turkish invasion
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-15
The Grayzone hosted its first YouTube livestream of Pushback with Aaron Maté, featuring Ben Norton. We discussed the Syria war,…
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Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Syrian Ministry of Education managed to restore and rehabilitate 1554 schools and set the plans to rehabilitate 1000 other schools achieving 90% of the current plan thus far. 10,000 teaching jobs to be added in a month from now. | In …
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Ecuadorian Government Withdraws IMF Decree After 11 Days of Protests and State Repression
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-15
President Lenin Moreno's government withdrew the neoliberal program which had sparked the massive protests. Indigenous groups remain wary, though, in case the government implements new austerity measures.
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Indigenous-led protests force Ecuador to reverse fuel subsidy cuts ordered by IMF
Matthew Trinder | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-15
Ecuador's government agreed Monday to reverse fuel subsidy cuts it had forced on the public in order to obtain an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. The announcement to back away from the subsidy cuts is part of a deal to stop mass protests that had forced the government to flee the capital. The deal was …
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Ecuador prez retreats, then arrests political leaders
Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez | workers.org | 2019-10-15
Part of an unprecedented demonstration of 6,000 people in the small city of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Oct. 13. Oct. 14 — Eleven days of massive protest, especially by Indigenous communities marching all over Ecuador, forced President Lenín Moreno to repeal his Oct. 1 Decree #883 ending fuel subsidies. Increased fuel . . . | Continue reading Ecuador prez retreats, then arrests political leaders at Workers.org
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Fernandez Stands in Solidarity With Ecuador's Leftist Leaders
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
Through a message on social networks, the front-runner in Argentina's presidential election, Alberto Fernandez expressed concern about the human rights situation in Ecuador and stood in solidarity with leaders of left-wing social and political organizations. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders Back Ecuador Anti-IMF Protests | "The serious events…
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'The Abuelas' unpacks repercussions of child kidnapping in Argentina's Dirty War
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-15
GLENDALE, Calif.– "If you have doubts about your identity, contact Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo." So read billboards across today's Argentina, where thousands of people were "disappeared" between 1976 and 1983 during the brutal military dictatorship's Dirty War. Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Stephanie Alison Walker's striking new play, The …
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