Daily Archives: October 19, 2019

2019-10-19: News Headlines

Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi (2019-10-19). Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview. globalresearch.ca The amount of devastation caused by the Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry used against Iraq during the consecutive US led wars is historically unprecedented in modern warfare. Information revealed about the 'Gulf War Syndrome' enabled Iraqi researchers to understand the nature of these weapons.

Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri (2019-10-19). Radiofrequency Radiation: The Invisible Hazards of "Smart" Meters. globalresearch.ca This incisive article by the late Dr. Ilya Perlingueri was first published in August 2011 | "The Seletun Scientific Statement recommends that lower limits be established for electromagnetic fields and wireless exposures, based on scientific studies reporting health impacts at much …

Michael Welch (2019-10-19). Canada's Elections Campaign 2019: The Issues Nobody is Talking About. globalresearch.ca The Global Research News Hour radio program is hosting a fund-raiser. These funds are necessary in order to improve and expand on the reporting and analysis we produce on a weekly basis to explore in-depth those issues missed by mainstream …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-19). Interference by Unnamed "Foreign Powers" in Canada's Elections? The Invasion of "America's Backyard" globalresearch.ca This article addresses the alleged interference of unnamed "foreign powers" as well as the historical process of US interference, including an outright secret US Military Invasion of Canada formulated in the 1930s. | "In 1934, War Plan Red was amended …

Douglas Grant (2019-10-19). Only One View at The View: Biden Not So Bad. fair.org by Douglas Grant When the then—Democratic frontrunner stopped by the table of The View on April 26 for his first interview since announcing his presidential run, he was afforded an honorific rarely applied to US vice presidents: "The legendary Joe Biden!" | It was a warm homecoming. They called him Joe; he called them friends. Meghan McCain asked him, "What took so long to get into the race? We're so happy you finally announced." | When the subject turned to Biden's handling of the 1991 Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings, Joy Behar joked, "Wel…

Staff (2019-10-19). How to Resolve the Chicago Teachers Strike? Tax the Rich. truthout.org The past year of bold worker action in Chicago—which included the nation's first charter school strikes—has headed towards a crescendo as teachers and support staff walked off the job on Thursday. | Despite the city's attempt to box negotiations into being just about salary, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is bringing a holistic approach to bargaining to benefit both their member…

RT (2019-10-19). #IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown. rt.com 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi's popularity is the work of 'Russian bots'. | Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that "the Russians" were "grooming" her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted in response. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Dem…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies. wsws.org Clinton's claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.

teleSUR (2019-10-19). Turkish Troops are Ready to Resume Northern Syria Operation: DM. telesurenglish.net The Turkish military and their allied rebel forces are ready to resume their offensive dubbed Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. | RELATED: | Turkey Agrees with US To Pause Syria Attack, Kurds To Speak Soon | Akar vowed to resume the Turkish military operation if the Kurdish fighters along the Syrian border do not withdraw from the area that was supposed to be a safe zone. | Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Fighting continues in wake of US-Turkish agreement on northern Syria. wsws.org The "ceasefire" deal has only intensified opposition within US ruling circles, where the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is seen as strengthening Russia's hand in the Middle East.

WSWS (2019-10-19). Democrats link Trump impeachment drive to dissent in military over Syria pullback. wsws.org Retired Special Operations Commander William McRaven published an op-ed piece in the New York Times Thursday calling for Trump's removal "the sooner, the better."

RT (2019-10-19). 'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO). rt.com President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…

teleSUR-rb, EF (2019-10-19). Another Journalist Killed in Colombia, Gov't Remains Silent. telesurenglish.net In Colombia, journalist and broadcaster Javier Cordoba Chaguendo was killed by a hitman while conducting a music program at a community radio station in Tumaco, Nariño, on the border with Ecuador. | RELATED: | Colombia: Three Indigenous Leaders Killed by Hitmen | The Foundation for the Press Freedom (FLIP), reported this Saturday on social media that Cordoba was shot Friday night at the Planeta Stereo station, located in the Llorente neighborhood of Tumaco. | "FLIP regrets the murder of…

Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez (2019-10-19). An inside account of the Indigenous uprising in Ecuador. workers.org Oct. 16 — On Oct. 7, 4000 Indigenous people from towns in and around the same canton marched for four hours to Ibarra to present a manifesto to the governor of Imbabura. The governor refused to meet with them and later rejected their primary demands: Cease the military aggression against . . . | Continue reading An inside account of the Indigenous uprising in Ecuador at Workers.org

Peter Koenig (2019-10-19). Ecuador: The fight against Moreno and the IMF is far from over. dissidentvoice.org In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, Ecuador and the IMF's Killing Spree, President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled; i.e., the astronomical price increases for fuel were reversed, the (police) state of emergency …

WSWS (2019-10-19). Canada's unions spending millions to re-elect Trudeau's pro-war, pro-austerity Liberals. wsws.org The unions are presenting the Conservatives as a singular threat to working people, so as to drum up votes for the big business Liberals.

Staff (2019-10-19). Why Extinction Rebellion Might Succeed — and in Many Ways, Already Has. truthout.org Extinction Rebellion, also known as XR, is a U.K. social movement founded in 2018 focused on addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. XR has three demands of governments: 1) Tell the truth about these crises; 2) reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025; and 3) create a democratic citizens' assembly of randomly selected and demographically representative citizens to hear expert testimonies and dir…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful meeting on India's Kashmir lockdown. wsws.org "The Modi government's anti-democratic moves are not just directed against the Kashmiri people, although they are the immediate target, but against the working class as a whole."

Staff (2019-10-19). I'm a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted? truthout.org As actors age in Hollywood, they find fewer and fewer opportunities to earn a living, even those in the most privileged category: white males like me. | So a reader's comment I came across below a recent article about me in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles captured my full, survival-mode attention. The comment was from a veteran Hollywood producer, Howard Rosenman, whose most recent credit is Call Me by Your Name, a film that earned four Academy Award nominations and won the 2018 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenpl…

teleSUR (2019-10-19). Honduras: Protests Intensify Against President Hernandez. telesurenglish.net Hondurans on Friday took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) after the New York Federal Court found his brother, Tony Hernandez, guilty on charges of drug trafficking, use of weapons and lying to authorities. | RELATED: | Honduran President's Brother Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking | "We call on all our…

Staff (2019-10-19). Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion That She's Russia's Pawn. truthdig.com The former secretary of state says she believes Russians are grooming someone in the Democratic primary "to be the third-party candidate."

teleSUR-EF (2019-10-19). Cuba's Diaz-Canel Heads to Europe, Russia for NAM Summit. telesurenglish.net Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will begin an official tour on Sunday that will take him to Ireland, Belarus, Russia and Azerbaijan, where he will attend the XVIII summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) from Oct. 25 until Oct. 26. | RELATED: | Alicia Alonso, Cuba's Ballet Legend, Dies at Age 98 | During his 10-day tour, Díaz-Canel will talk with with the leaders of each of these nations and "carry out other activities," reports a brief statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, which do…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Autoworkers denounce UAW-GM tentative agreement. wsws.org The contract maintains the hated multi-tier wage and benefit system; creates the conditions for expanding the use of temporary workers; and sanctions the closure of four facilities.

teleSUR (2019-10-19). Vatican: Amazon Synod Debates Allowing Married Men to be Priests. telesurenglish.net During the Amazon Synod at the Vatican on Saturday, bishops discussed controversial issues that could transform the Catholic Church. Among them is the possibility of allowing married men to become priests. | RELATED: | Brazil: Amazonian Indigenous Leaders Visit Pope Francis | According to Pan-Amazon Synod documents, some within the sect want to allow married men to be ordained so that there are more priests within remote areas of the Amazon basin. | However, according to the Synod off…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-19). Aggression Only OK for US If Led by the Pentagon and Partners. globalresearch.ca When US forces rape and destroy nonbelligerent nations threatening no one, it's called humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building — notions Washington's power elites abhor. | When victimized nations defend themselves lawfully against Pentagon terror-bombing and atrocities by ISIS …

Staff (2019-10-19). Mexico Gunbattle Underscores How Government Has Ceded to Cartels. truthdig.com EL AGUAJE, Mexico—The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. | The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, was shocking for the openness of the government's capitulation and the brazenness of gunmen who drove machine-gun mounted armored trucks through the streets. | But in state after state, the Mexican government long ago relinquished effective control of whole towns, cities and regions to the drug cartel…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Algerian junta to slash energy subsidies amid mass protests. wsws.org Ahmed Gaid Salah's military regime has approved a bill to pay off global oil and gas firms by slashing billions of dollars in subsidies for Algerian workers.

Ellen Brown (2019-10-19). The War on Weed: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for "Corporate Cannabis" globalresearch.ca Monsanto now appears to be developing genetically modified (GMO) forms of cannabis, with the intent of cornering the market with patented GMO seeds just as it did with GMO corn and GMO soybeans.

Julian Rose (2019-10-19). Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State? globalresearch.ca First published on May 9, 2019 | Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, …

Ed Rampell (2019-10-19). Filmmaker Jeff Cohen on His Latest Doc, 'The Corporate Coup'. progressive.org "In the last forty years the corporations have taken total control of one party and half or more of the other."

Staff (2019-10-19). Trump Agencies Fail to Report on Environmental Risks for Low-Income Communities. truthout.org Just as this administration's commitment to caring for the environment is poor, its commitment to working toward environmental justice may be lax at best. | The Trump administration inherited an interagency working group on environmental justice — 16 agencies that are supposed to work to address "the disproportionately high distribution of health and environmental risks among low-income and minority communities b…

The Canary (2019-10-19). Protesters take to the streets in Westminster on 'Super Saturday'. thecanary.co Thousands of people have called for a second Brexit referendum as MPs vote on Boris Johnson's withdrawal deal.Effigies of the Prime Minister and his senior adviser Dominic Cummings were on show during the demonstration, attended by famous faces including Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart.Meanwhile, pro-Brexit supporters staged a counter-demonstration during a tense day in Parliament.Prime Minister Boris Johnson as comic book character The Joker on a sign during the Let Us Be Heard march (Andrew Matthews/PA)Actors protesting against Brexit? Sir Patrick Stewart makes it so, alongside Stephen McGann (Andrew Matthe…

Ed Sykes (2019-10-19). Here's why the establishment media is openly smearing anti-war Democrat Tulsi Gabbard. thecanary.co Establishment media outlets are openly smearing Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard. Why? Because the army veteran firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad, and sh…

Murtaza Hussain (2019-10-19). Bill McKibben on How Climate Crises and New Technologies Will Change What It Means to Be Human. theintercept.com "Just as we had long taken for granted the stability of the planet, we have likewise taken for granted the stability of the human species."

Churchill Club (2019-10-19). Data-Driven Insights for Meaningful Climate Solutions. indybay.org Computer History Museum | 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard | Mountain View, CA 94043…

Revolution Books (2019-10-19). Hong Kong! Discussion on the mass protests & 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution. indybay.org REVOLUTION BOOKS | 2444 Durant Ave. | Berkeley, CA 94704…

IFCSS (2019-10-19). Marxism and the National Question – the Case of Kashmir. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609…

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-10-19). Sharon Tennison's Closer Look at Russia. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401…

Ad Hoc Committee (2019-10-19). Protest Pacifica Coup: 1999 Redoux? Stop The Coup! indybay.org KPFA LSB Meeting, South Berkeley Senior Citizens Center, 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703…

repost (2019-10-19). How & Why Rouge Pacifica "Diaboligcal SOB's" Stole Programming From Native American Show. indybay.org The "Coup" Take-over At Pacifica Led By KPFA manager Quincy McCoy and Pacific IED John. Vernile stole a Native American program to pretend that WBAI was back on the air instead of having piped in programming.

Israel Shahak (2019-10-19). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Richard C. Cook (2019-10-18). Universal Basic Income and the 2020 Election. Redistribution by Taxing the Rich. globalresearch.ca UBI promoter Andrew Yang may be the first candidate for president running under a major party banner to advocate it, but he is certainly not the first in history. | The idea of UBI has been around at least since Thomas …

teleSUR (2019-10-18). Massive Blast Kills 62 People in Eastern Afghanistan. telesurenglish.net Blasts in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers killed at least 62 men who had gathered for worship, local officials said. | RELATED: | Afghanistan Election-Related Violence Left 85 Dead: UN Report | Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province's governor, said there were multiple blasts from explosives placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. | The roof of the mosque had completely fallen in. | Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the…

C.J. Atkins (2019-10-18). Canadian election: How long can Trudeau's Liberals wear a left disguise? peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Justin Trudeau won in 2015 on a left-leaning platform filled with pledges to tax the rich, make elections more democratic, and save the world from climate change. But four years, a number of scandals, and several broken promises later, it's getting harder for his Liberal Party to make Canadians think it's the modern progressive force …

Andrew Levine (2019-10-18). What's So Awful About Foreign Interference? counterpunch.org The idea that our "democracy" is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don't have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less — generally less — democratic elections. For More

Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Yue Stella Yu (2019-10-18). Leading 2020 Democrats want to get money out of politics — here's how they plan to do it. nationofchange.org Following Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) plan to bar corporate money from federal politics, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) each proposed overhauls to federal election rules early this week ahead of the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. The three Democratic frontrunners each say they want to radically change the current campaign finance system. The proposals …

RT (2019-10-18). 'Queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption': Tulsi Gabbard DRAGS Hillary Clinton after 'Russian asset' claim. rt.com Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused Hillary Clinton of being behind a 'concerted campaign' to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain." | "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-18). Tulsi Gabbard, the Only Anti-War Progressive US Presidential Aspirant. globalresearch.ca Gabbard deserves praise for being anti-war and on the right side of other major issues. | Her "vision for America" includes world peace over endless US wars, no longer "supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and …

Chris Gilbert (2019-10-18). Forward! A Week of Protest in Catalonia. counterpunch.org This week in Catalonia the harsh sentences bestowed on the organizers of a 2017 referendum have sparked a wave of protests, breathing new life into the region's independence movement. The new scenario might also open a space for the leftist independentist groups to push forward a program that combines Catalan independence with social transformation. On More

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-18). US-Greece-US: Lines Being Drawn by the U.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean, against Turkey and Russia? globalresearch.ca Greek-U.S. relations have entered "a new era" with U.S. Secretary of State stating earlier this month that he has "come to Greece to expand the partnership that's already at the best level it has ever been." He followed up this …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-18). Contradictory US/Turkey Ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkey is Playing the US and Russia Cards Simultaneously. globalresearch.ca On Thursday in Ankara, Turkish President Erdogan met with Mike Pence and Pompeo, a joint statement by both sides issued following talks. See below. | Trump regime hardliners want their imperial agenda in Syria continued, notably aiming to undermine Russian efforts …

Arabi Souri (2019-10-18). Syrian Army Entered Ayn al-Arab at the Borders with Turkey. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army is deploying at Ayn Al-Arab, the tip of the Syrian northern borders with Turkey, its vanguards arriving in Raqqa, the city which US forces obliterated quite deliberately and claimed it had been liberated it from its …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-10-18). Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War. commondreams.org Kurdish Syrian civilians flee the town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 16, 2019 as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. – Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria today as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. (Photo: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-18). Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoƒüan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives? truthout.org After meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish officials agreed to temporarily pause Turkey's invasion of the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. While the agreement may prevent further bloodshed and blunt a growing humanitarian crisis, it represents a victory for Turkey's authoritarian president and a setback for Syrian Kurdish militias that allied with the United States in the fight against ISIS. | The Syrian D…

Nermeen Shaikh (2019-10-18). "Meltdown": Trump defends Syria withdrawal as house votes 354 to 60 to condemn his actions. nationofchange.org As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn President Trump's actions. Turkey invaded the region on October 9, shortly after Trump virtually greenlit the Turkey assault by abruptly withdrawing a small number of U.S. troops who were protecting Kurdish …

Gregory Shupak (2019-10-18). Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria. fair.org President Donald Trump's modification of the US's Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it's worth reviewing the record. | White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6: Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area. | The statement is notable both b…

CounterSpin (2019-10-18). Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing. fair.org Media…

Staff (2019-10-18). US-Turkey Frictions Raise Doubts About Nukes at Turk Base. truthdig.com It is almost an open secret that the U.S. has as many as 50 B-61 bombs stored under heavy guard in southern Turkey.

Brian Terrell (2019-10-18). The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye" commondreams.org U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-10-18). It's Curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks to Erdogan. globalresearch.ca The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-18). Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player. globalresearch.ca The United States of America emerged victorious from the Second World War, and came out stronger than any other country in the world. The allies- notably the Soviet Union- won the war but emerged much weaker. They needed to reconstruct …

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-18). US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis. dissidentvoice.org There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …

Reese Erlich (2019-10-18). Foreign Correspondent: Trump Dumps Kurds as the Empire Crumbles. progressive.org They say politics makes strange bedfellows. So does war.

Federico Pieraccini (2019-10-18). The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins. globalresearch.ca "Moscow and Damascus have always maintained they are against any form of partition or illegal foreign presence in Syria." | Moscow has managed to maintain contacts with all parties in the conflict, even in spite of its stance against partition and …

Daniel Beaumont (2019-10-18). Pressing Done Here: Syria, Iraq and "Informed Discussion" counterpunch.org Yes, Iraq too again. Innocent Iraqis, most of them young, are being shot and killed now by the hundreds as they protest the corruption and incompetence of the current government. The title of Patrick Cockburn's last article about Iraq is "Iraq is in Revolt" (CounterPunch, October 7, 2019). The US "liberation" of Iraq in 2003 More

Brandon Smith (2019-10-18). The Syrian Debacle Is Actually Well Planned Chaos. globalresearch.ca For many years now I have focused a considerable amount of analysis on the subject of Syria, with an emphasis on the country's importance to the global elites as a kind of geopolitical detonator; the first domino in a …

Almasdar News (2019-10-18). US Military Unlikely to Withdraw from Eastern Syria and Its Oil Fields. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Armed Forces are not withdrawing from the eastern Euphrates River Valley region of Deir Ezzor or its plethora of oil fields, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News. | According to the source, the U.S. Armed Forces won't …

Trita Parsi, Stephen Wertheim (2019-10-18). America's Syria Debacle Is Not Trump's Alone. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Oct. 17. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Koenig (2019-10-18). Ecuador — The Fight Against Moreno and the IMF Is Far from Over. globalresearch.ca In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree — President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-18). Peace Restored in Ecuador, But is trust? counterpunch.org After ten people were reported killed on the streets of Ecuador, together with about 2,000 people injured and a large number imprisoned, an agreement was reached between the Lenin Moreno government and protesters against a controversial Decree 883 that had the footprint of the neoliberal austerity policies of the IMF. For the time being the More

Kathy Kelly (2019-10-18). Death, Bloodshed, and Misery in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Writing about his visit to the world's largest weapons bazaar, held in London in October, journalist Arron Merat describes reading the slogan emblazoned above Raytheon's stall: "Strike With Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs—produced in factories in the United States …

Paul Street (2019-10-18). Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections. counterpunch.org Unfettered Capitalism To anyone who watched the latest Democratic presidential candidate circus ("debate") without a right-leaning bias last Tuesday, there was a clear winner: the social democrat Bernie Sanders. Smiling and confident in the wake of his recent mild heart attack, the progressive Senator from Vermont spoke eloquently against American economic inequality so extreme that More

Staff (2019-10-18). Biden Accuses Sanders and Warren of "Playing Trump's Game" With Medicare for All. truthout.org Speaking to reporters during a campaign event in Ohio on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden accused Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — his two top rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — of "playing Trump's game and trying to con the American people" by supporting Medicare for All. | "I mean, look, I don't want to pick on Elizabeth Warren, but this is ridiculous," Biden said. "The idea that someone is going to be able to go out and spend what tur…

Staff (2019-10-18). 2020 Democrats Are Burning Cash Faster Than They Can Raise It. truthout.org As the Democratic presidential field narrows, some of the top-tier candidates remain strong in fundraising while others struggle to garner enough support to stay in the game, Tuesday's quarterly filings show. | Having sworn off high-dollar fundraisers, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the two frontrunners <...

Robert Weissman (2019-10-18). The Antidote to Trump's Corrupt G7 Deal? Impeachment and Conviction. commondreams.org Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ashley Smith (2019-10-18). Stop the Normalization of Concentration Camps. counterpunch.org After dragging its feet for months, the Democratic Party has finally launched an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. While this is welcome news, there is a danger that we will become transfixed by the proceedings in Washington and stop organizing the resistance against Trump, especially against his racist war on immigrants and refugees. That would More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-18). Impeachment crisis: Mulvaney admits guilt but says "get over it" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Trump's approach now is to brazenly admit to almost everything he has been charged with and hope that by doing so people will think there was no "secret" conspiracy and that even clearly illegal acts are therefore "ok" because "everyone does them." In the latest revelation of potential "treason, bribery and other high crimes and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-18). The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde. globalresearch.ca Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.

RT (2019-10-18). No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike. rt.com A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight.

Olivia Alperstein (2019-10-18). Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat. counterpunch.org There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear More

Olivia Rosane (2019-10-18). G7 summit at Trump's Miami resort: Climate change "not on the agenda" peoplesworld.org Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney made two controversial announcements about the 2020 Group of Seven (G7) summit: it will be hosted at one of President Donald Trump's golf resorts in Miami and it won't feature any discussion of the climate crisis. "Climate change will not be on the agenda," Mulvaney told reporters, as The Guardian reported. Mulvaney's …

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-18). Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse. counterpunch.org It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…

Ian Goodrum (2019-10-18). LeBron 'scandal' over Hong Kong comments shows depth of anti-China psychosis. peoplesworld.org A measured answer to a loaded question. We don't get enough of them these days. LeBron James of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers demonstrated tact and thoughtfulness when he broke his silence on Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests, lodging no opinion on the protests themselves and calling …

teleSUR (2019-10-18). US Restores Aid to Central America in Exchange for Migrant Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States restored Wednesday economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration pressured the three Central American countries, claiming they had done too little to halt a surge in migration to the U.S. | RELATED: | Honduras Denies Negotiating 'Safe Third Country' Deal with US | U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that some "targeted assistance" would resume as they praised governments of the th…

teleSUR (2019-10-18). Honduran President's Brother Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking. telesurenglish.net A New York Federal Court on Friday found Juan Antonio Hernandez (aka Tony), the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), guilty of charges of drug trafficking, use of weapons and lying to authorities. | RELATED: | Honduras President's Brother Allegedly Sold Drugs to Drug Dealer | During this trial President JOH was denounced by…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-10-18). Russophobia at Democratic Party Debate. counterpunch.org Russophobia was on full display during Tuesday night's Democratic Party debate, with ominous repercussions for the future of American foreign policy. When asked what he would do to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beto O'Rourke stated that we "must hold Russia accountable for invading the world's greatest democracy and being able to do More

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-10-18). Syracuse, N.Y. says: 'Close the Camps' with people's power. workers.org "Up, up with liberation! Down, down with deportation!" rang out Oct. 11 as more than 75 people marched through the streets of downtown Syracuse, N.Y. They were responding to a national call for Close the Camps actions that day to "Stop the war on immigrants, Indigenous peoples and refugees!" At . . . | Continue reading Syracuse, N.Y. says: 'Close the Camps' with people's power at Workers.org

Naureen Shah (2019-10-18). Why is the Trump Administration Trying to Tear This 26-Year-Old DACA Recipient Away From Her Child? aclu.org Anahi Jaquez —Estrada is scared. As soon as Monday, she may be deported to a country she hardly knows: away from her 8-year-old daughter and her husband, both of whom are United States citizens. She has lived in the U.S. almost her entire life and is in the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident. Her story is at once exceptionally tragic and a paradigmatic example of how our immigration legal system is failing — and tearing families apart. | I met Anahi in late July at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention site in Aurora, Colorado, where she has spent the last year and a…

Staff (2019-10-18). Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate. truthout.org This story is part of a collaboration with Mother Jones. | Since 2017, as part of its efforts to "hire American," the Trump administration has been aggressively denying applications for H-1B visas. Yet a record number of those denials have been overturned on appeal, suggesting that the administration has been wrongfully rejecting qualified applicants for these coveted visas for high-skilled immigrants. | While President Donald Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants has grabbed public…

Marco Terrugi (2019-10-18). First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity. workers.org The following is based on a slightly modified translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, published Sept. 21. The First International Women's Congress for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, held in Caracas [Sept. 19-21], assembled representatives of 110 organizations from 23 countries from all over the world. The proposal and plans for the . . . | Continue reading First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-10-18). Activists Mount "Sick-In" To Highlight Pollution in Chile. telesurenglish.net Greenpeace activists and residents of communities suffering from industrial pollution created a mock hospital ward outside the Chilean presidential palace on Thursday to demand that the government commit to shutting down coal-fired power plants by 2030. | RELATED: | Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished | About 20 people were lying in hospital beds, hooked up to oxygen tanks and covered by sheets "stained" with pollution. | The aim of the…

Daniel Warner (2019-10-18). Greta the Disturber. counterpunch.org Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over More

Pete Dolack (2019-10-18). The Fight to Overturn the Latest Corporate Coup at Pacifica Has Only Begun. counterpunch.org Crisis is never far away at the Pacifica radio network, but it is now facing perhaps its worst crisis ever as a new "corporate coup" has, at least for now, shut down WBAI in New York City. Pacifica listeners and on-air hosts have successfully fought back against prior attacks on the progressive network, most notably More

Joseph Natoli (2019-10-18). Trump on the March. counterpunch.org "Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?" Elijah Cummings 1951-2019 "I, in my great and unmatched wisdom. .." "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." — President Donald Trump tweets "[U]nprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and More

Christopher Fons — Conor McMullen (2019-10-18). The Centrism of Elizabeth Warren. counterpunch.org The mainstream media, and elite opinion, seem to be coming to a consensus on who's going to be the next president of the United States and they seem to be breaking for Elizabeth Warren. Warren was given by far the most speaking time at CNN's most recent debate and the overall treatment of her in More

Rebecca Gordon (2019-10-18). Extorting Ukraine is Bad Enough But Trump Has Done Much Worse. counterpunch.org Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, "I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?" "Well," I replied, "in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge." In fact, the More

M. G. Piety (2019-10-18). "Grim Positivism" vs. Truthiness in Biography. counterpunch.org Clare Carlisle took exception to my review in the Times Literary Supplement of her biography of Kierkegaard ("Alone for dinner" TLS 4 October 2019). She accused me in a letter to the editor in the next edition of being either "unable or unwilling to approach [her] life of Kierkegaard on its own terms, i.e., as More

Clark T. Scott (2019-10-18). Cross-eyed, Fanged and Horned. counterpunch.org Almost 700 years ago, as many people in Europe were trying to climb out of the squalor of so-called feudalism, Ambrogio Lorenzetti painted a series of frescos in the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena which included two allegorical representations of how government can operate. One allegory represented good government and its effects on the land and More

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-10-18). Journey to the Unknown Interior of (You). counterpunch.org Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream It is not dying It is not dying Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void — The Beatles, "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966), inspired by Timothy Leary's The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead I was recklessly musing about Julian More

Kathleen Wallace (2019-10-18). Trump Can't Survive Where the Bats and Moonlight Laugh. counterpunch.org During the Trump presidency there has been much talk about the lack of civility—the nature of discourse infecting the nation. There is a surreal sensation to it—that this is somehow new, but the only thing new about it is that the naked hate is just a bit more evident now. Are there more raging racists More

2019-10-19: Social Media Postees

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Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview
Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
The amount of devastation caused by the Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry used against Iraq during the consecutive US led wars is historically unprecedented in modern warfare. Information revealed about the 'Gulf War Syndrome' enabled Iraqi researchers to understand the nature of these weapons.
globalresearch.ca/depleted-uranium-and-r…

Radiofrequency Radiation: The Invisible Hazards of "Smart" Meters
Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
This incisive article by the late Dr. Ilya Perlingueri was first published in August 2011 | "The Seletun Scientific Statement recommends that lower limits be established for electromagnetic fields and wireless exposures, based on scientific studies reporting health impacts at much …
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Interference by Unnamed "Foreign Powers" in Canada's Elections? The Invasion of "America's Backyard"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
This article addresses the alleged interference of unnamed "foreign powers" as well as the historical process of US interference, including an outright secret US Military Invasion of Canada formulated in the 1930s. | "In 1934, War Plan Red was amended | …
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Canada's Elections Campaign 2019: The Issues Nobody is Talking About
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
The Global Research News Hour radio program is hosting a fund-raiser. These funds are necessary in order to improve and expand on the reporting and analysis we produce on a weekly basis to explore in-depth those issues missed by mainstream …
globalresearch.ca/canadas-elections-camp…

How to Resolve the Chicago Teachers Strike? Tax the Rich
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-19
The past year of bold worker action in Chicago–which included the nation's first charter school strikes–has headed towards a crescendo as teachers and support staff walked off the job on Thursday. | Despite the city's attempt to box negotiations into being just about salary, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is bringing a holistic approach to bargaining to benefit both their member…
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Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Clinton's claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/clin…

#IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown
rt.com | 2019-10-19
2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi's popularity is the work of 'Russian bots'. | Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that "the Russians" were "grooming" her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted in response. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Dem…
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Turkish Troops are Ready to Resume Northern Syria Operation: DM
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
The Turkish military and their allied rebel forces are ready to resume their offensive dubbed Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. | RELATED: | Turkey Agrees with US To Pause Syria Attack, Kurds To Speak Soon | Akar vowed to resume the Turkish military operation if the Kurdish fighters along the Syrian border do not withdraw from the area that was supposed to be a safe zone. | Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday…
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Fighting continues in wake of US-Turkish agreement on northern Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The "ceasefire" deal has only intensified opposition within US ruling circles, where the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is seen as strengthening Russia's hand in the Middle East.
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Democrats link Trump impeachment drive to dissent in military over Syria pullback
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Retired Special Operations Commander William McRaven published an op-ed piece in the New York Times Thursday calling for Trump's removal "the sooner, the better."
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'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-19
President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…
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Another Journalist Killed in Colombia, Gov't Remains Silent
teleSUR-rb, EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
In Colombia, journalist and broadcaster Javier Cordoba Chaguendo was killed by a hitman while conducting a music program at a community radio station in Tumaco, Nariño, on the border with Ecuador. | RELATED: | Colombia: Three Indigenous Leaders Killed by Hitmen | The Foundation for the Press Freedom (FLIP), reported this Saturday on social media that Cordoba was shot Friday night at the Planeta Stereo station, located in the Llorente neighborhood of Tumaco. | "FLIP regrets the murder of…
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An inside account of the Indigenous uprising in Ecuador
Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez | workers.org | 2019-10-19
Oct. 16 — On Oct. 7, 4000 Indigenous people from towns in and around the same canton marched for four hours to Ibarra to present a manifesto to the governor of Imbabura. The governor refused to meet with them and later rejected their primary demands: Cease the military aggression against . . . | Continue reading An inside account of the Indigenous uprising in Ecuador at Workers.org
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Ecuador: The fight against Moreno and the IMF is far from over
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-19
In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, Ecuador and the IMF's Killing Spree, President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled; i.e., the astronomical price increases for fuel were reversed, the (police) state of emergency …
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Canada's unions spending millions to re-elect Trudeau's pro-war, pro-austerity Liberals
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The unions are presenting the Conservatives as a singular threat to working people, so as to drum up votes for the big business Liberals.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/unio…

Why Extinction Rebellion Might Succeed — and in Many Ways, Already Has
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-19
Extinction Rebellion, also known as XR, is a U.K. social movement founded in 2018 focused on addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. XR has three demands of governments: 1) Tell the truth about these crises; 2) reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025; and 3) create a democratic citizens' assembly of randomly selected and demographically representative citizens to hear expert testimonies and dir…
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Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful meeting on India's Kashmir lockdown
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
"The Modi government's anti-democratic moves are not just directed against the Kashmiri people, although they are the immediate target, but against the working class as a whole."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/slmt…

I'm a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-19
As actors age in Hollywood, they find fewer and fewer opportunities to earn a living, even those in the most privileged category: white males like me. | So a reader's comment I came across below a recent article about me in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles captured my full, survival-mode attention. The comment was from a veteran Hollywood producer, Howard Rosenman, whose most recent credit is Call Me by Your Name, a film that earned four Academy Award nominations and won the 2018 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenpl…
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Honduras: Protests Intensify Against President Hernandez
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
Hondurans on Friday took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) after the New York Federal Court found his brother, Tony Hernandez, guilty on charges of drug trafficking, use of weapons and lying to authorities. | RELATED: | Honduran President's Brother Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking | "We call on all our…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Protest…

Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion That She's Russia's Pawn
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-19
The former secretary of state says she believes Russians are grooming someone in the Democratic primary "to be the third-party candidate."
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Cuba's Diaz-Canel Heads to Europe, Russia for NAM Summit
teleSUR-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will begin an official tour on Sunday that will take him to Ireland, Belarus, Russia and Azerbaijan, where he will attend the XVIII summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) from Oct. 25 until Oct. 26. | RELATED: | Alicia Alonso, Cuba's Ballet Legend, Dies at Age 98 | During his 10-day tour, Díaz-Canel will talk with with the leaders of each of these nations and "carry out other activities," reports a brief statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, which do…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cubas-Diaz-Canel…

Autoworkers denounce UAW-GM tentative agreement
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The contract maintains the hated multi-tier wage and benefit system; creates the conditions for expanding the use of temporary workers; and sanctions the closure of four facilities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/inte…

Vatican: Amazon Synod Debates Allowing Married Men to be Priests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
During the Amazon Synod at the Vatican on Saturday, bishops discussed controversial issues that could transform the Catholic Church. Among them is the possibility of allowing married men to become priests. | RELATED: | Brazil: Amazonian Indigenous Leaders Visit Pope Francis | According to Pan-Amazon Synod documents, some within the sect want to allow married men to be ordained so that there are more priests within remote areas of the Amazon basin. | However, according to the Synod off…
telesurenglish.net/news/Vatican-Amazon-S…

Aggression Only OK for US If Led by the Pentagon and Partners
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
When US forces rape and destroy nonbelligerent nations threatening no one, it's called humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building — notions Washington's power elites abhor. | When victimized nations defend themselves lawfully against Pentagon terror-bombing and atrocities by ISIS …
globalresearch.ca/aggression-ok-us-penta…

Algerian junta to slash energy subsidies amid mass protests
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Ahmed Gaid Salah's military regime has approved a bill to pay off global oil and gas firms by slashing billions of dollars in subsidies for Algerian workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/alge…

Mexico Gunbattle Underscores How Government Has Ceded to Cartels
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-19
EL AGUAJE, Mexico–The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. | The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, was shocking for the openness of the government's capitulation and the brazenness of gunmen who drove machine-gun mounted armored trucks through the streets. | But in state after state, the Mexican government long ago relinquished effective control of whole towns, cities and regions to the drug cartel…
truthdig.com/articles/mexico-gunbattle-u…

The War on Weed: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for "Corporate Cannabis"
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
Monsanto now appears to be developing genetically modified (GMO) forms of cannabis, with the intent of cornering the market with patented GMO seeds just as it did with GMO corn and GMO soybeans.
globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-weed-monsan…

Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
First published on May 9, 2019 | Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, …
globalresearch.ca/uk-hard-wired-fourth-r…

Filmmaker Jeff Cohen on His Latest Doc, 'The Corporate Coup'
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-10-19
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Only One View at The View: Biden Not So Bad
Douglas Grant | fair.org | 2019-10-19
by Douglas Grant When the then–Democratic frontrunner stopped by the table of The View on April 26 for his first interview since announcing his presidential run, he was afforded an honorific rarely applied to US vice presidents: "The legendary Joe Biden!" | It was a warm homecoming. They called him Joe; he called them friends. Meghan McCain asked him, "What took so long to get into the race? We're so happy you finally announced." | When the subject turned to Biden's handling of the 1991 Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings, Joy Behar joked, "Wel…
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Trump Agencies Fail to Report on Environmental Risks for Low-Income Communities
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-19
Just as this administration's commitment to caring for the environment is poor, its commitment to working toward environmental justice may be lax at best. | The Trump administration inherited an interagency working group on environmental justice — 16 agencies that are supposed to work to address "the disproportionately high distribution of health and environmental risks among low-income and minority communities b…
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Protesters take to the streets in Westminster on 'Super Saturday'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-19
Thousands of people have called for a second Brexit referendum as MPs vote on Boris Johnson's withdrawal deal.Effigies of the Prime Minister and his senior adviser Dominic Cummings were on show during the demonstration, attended by famous faces including Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart.Meanwhile, pro-Brexit supporters staged a counter-demonstration during a tense day in Parliament.Prime Minister Boris Johnson as comic book character The Joker on a sign during the Let Us Be Heard march (Andrew Matthews/PA)Actors protesting against Brexit? Sir Patrick Stewart makes it so, alongside Stephen McGann (Andrew Matthe…
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Here's why the establishment media is openly smearing anti-war Democrat Tulsi Gabbard
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-19
Establishment media outlets are openly smearing Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard. Why? Because the army veteran firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad, and sh…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/10/19/h…

Bill McKibben on How Climate Crises and New Technologies Will Change What It Means to Be Human
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-10-19
"Just as we had long taken for granted the stability of the planet, we have likewise taken for granted the stability of the human species."
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Data-Driven Insights for Meaningful Climate Solutions
Churchill Club | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
Computer History Museum | 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard | Mountain View, CA 94043…
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Hong Kong! Discussion on the mass protests & 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
REVOLUTION BOOKS | 2444 Durant Ave. | Berkeley, CA 94704…
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Marxism and the National Question – the Case of Kashmir
IFCSS | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609…
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Sharon Tennison's Closer Look at Russia
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401…
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Protest Pacifica Coup: 1999 Redoux? Stop The Coup!
Ad Hoc Committee | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
KPFA LSB Meeting, South Berkeley Senior Citizens Center, 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703…
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How & Why Rouge Pacifica "Diaboligcal SOB's" Stole Programming From Native American Show
repost | indybay.org | 2019-10-19
The "Coup" Take-over At Pacifica Led By KPFA manager Quincy McCoy and Pacific IED John. Vernile stole a Native American program to pretend that WBAI was back on the air instead of having piped in programming.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/18/1882744…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zio…

Universal Basic Income and the 2020 Election. Redistribution by Taxing the Rich
Richard C. Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
UBI promoter Andrew Yang may be the first candidate for president running under a major party banner to advocate it, but he is certainly not the first in history. | The idea of UBI has been around at least since Thomas …
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Massive Blast Kills 62 People in Eastern Afghanistan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
Blasts in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers killed at least 62 men who had gathered for worship, local officials said. | RELATED: | Afghanistan Election-Related Violence Left 85 Dead: UN Report | Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province's governor, said there were multiple blasts from explosives placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. | The roof of the mosque had completely fallen in. | Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the…
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Canadian election: How long can Trudeau's Liberals wear a left disguise?
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-18
TORONTO–Justin Trudeau won in 2015 on a left-leaning platform filled with pledges to tax the rich, make elections more democratic, and save the world from climate change. But four years, a number of scandals, and several broken promises later, it's getting harder for his Liberal Party to make Canadians think it's the modern progressive force …
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What's So Awful About Foreign Interference?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
The idea that our "democracy" is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don't have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less — generally less — democratic elections. For…
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Leading 2020 Democrats want to get money out of politics — here's how they plan to do it
Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Yue Stella Yu | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-18
Following Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) plan to bar corporate money from federal politics, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) each proposed overhauls to federal election rules early this week ahead of the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. The three Democratic frontrunners each say they want to radically change the current campaign finance system. The proposals …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/18/leading-20…

'Queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption': Tulsi Gabbard DRAGS Hillary Clinton after 'Russian asset' claim
rt.com | 2019-10-18
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused Hillary Clinton of being behind a 'concerted campaign' to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain." | "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we…
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Tulsi Gabbard, the Only Anti-War Progressive US Presidential Aspirant
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Gabbard deserves praise for being anti-war and on the right side of other major issues. | Her "vision for America" includes world peace over endless US wars, no longer "supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and …
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Forward! A Week of Protest in Catalonia
Chris Gilbert | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
This week in Catalonia the harsh sentences bestowed on the organizers of a 2017 referendum have sparked a wave of protests, breathing new life into the region's independence movement. The new scenario might also open a space for the leftist independentist groups to push forward a program that combines Catalan independence with social transformation. On…
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Contradictory US/Turkey Ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkey is Playing the US and Russia Cards Simultaneously
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
On Thursday in Ankara, Turkish President Erdogan met with Mike Pence and Pompeo, a joint statement by both sides issued following talks. See below. | Trump regime hardliners want their imperial agenda in Syria continued, notably aiming to undermine Russian efforts …
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US-Greece-US: Lines Being Drawn by the U.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean, against Turkey and Russia?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Greek-U.S. relations have entered "a new era" with U.S. Secretary of State stating earlier this month that he has "come to Greece to expand the partnership that's already at the best level it has ever been." He followed up this …
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Syrian Army Entered Ayn al-Arab at the Borders with Turkey
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The Syrian Arab Army is deploying at Ayn Al-Arab, the tip of the Syrian northern borders with Turkey, its vanguards arriving in Raqqa, the city which US forces obliterated quite deliberately and claimed it had been liberated it from its …
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Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
Kurdish Syrian civilians flee the town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 16, 2019 as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. – Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria today as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. (Photo: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoğan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-18
After meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish officials agreed to temporarily pause Turkey's invasion of the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. While the agreement may prevent further bloodshed and blunt a growing humanitarian crisis, it represents a victory for Turkey's authoritarian president and a setback for Syrian Kurdish militias that allied with the United States in the fight against ISIS. | The Syrian D…
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"Meltdown": Trump defends Syria withdrawal as house votes 354 to 60 to condemn his actions
Nermeen Shaikh | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-18
As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn President Trump's actions. Turkey invaded the region on October 9, shortly after Trump virtually greenlit the Turkey assault by abruptly withdrawing a small number of U.S. troops who were protecting Kurdish …
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Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-10-18
President Donald Trump's modification of the US's Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it's worth reviewing the record. | White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6: Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area. | The statement is notable both b…
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Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-18
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US-Turkey Frictions Raise Doubts About Nukes at Turk Base
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-18
It is almost an open secret that the U.S. has as many as 50 B-61 bombs stored under heavy guard in southern Turkey.
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The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye"
Brian Terrell | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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It's Curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks to Erdogan
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and …
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Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The United States of America emerged victorious from the Second World War, and came out stronger than any other country in the world. The allies- notably the Soviet Union- won the war but emerged much weaker. They needed to reconstruct …
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US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-18
There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …
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Foreign Correspondent: Trump Dumps Kurds as the Empire Crumbles
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-10-18
They say politics makes strange bedfellows. So does war.
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The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
"Moscow and Damascus have always maintained they are against any form of partition or illegal foreign presence in Syria." | Moscow has managed to maintain contacts with all parties in the conflict, even in spite of its stance against partition and …
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Pressing Done Here: Syria, Iraq and "Informed Discussion"
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Yes, Iraq too again. Innocent Iraqis, most of them young, are being shot and killed now by the hundreds as they protest the corruption and incompetence of the current government. The title of Patrick Cockburn's last article about Iraq is "Iraq is in Revolt" (CounterPunch, October 7, 2019). The US "liberation" of Iraq in 2003…
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The Syrian Debacle Is Actually Well Planned Chaos
Brandon Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
For many years now I have focused a considerable amount of analysis on the subject of Syria, with an emphasis on the country's importance to the global elites as a kind of geopolitical detonator; the first domino in a …
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US Military Unlikely to Withdraw from Eastern Syria and Its Oil Fields
Almasdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The U.S. Armed Forces are not withdrawing from the eastern Euphrates River Valley region of Deir Ezzor or its plethora of oil fields, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News. | According to the source, the U.S. Armed Forces won't …
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America's Syria Debacle Is Not Trump's Alone
Trita Parsi, Stephen Wertheim | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Oct. 17. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ecuador — The Fight Against Moreno and the IMF Is Far from Over
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree — President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree …
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Peace Restored in Ecuador, But is trust?
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
After ten people were reported killed on the streets of Ecuador, together with about 2,000 people injured and a large number imprisoned, an agreement was reached between the Lenin Moreno government and protesters against a controversial Decree 883 that had the footprint of the neoliberal austerity policies of the IMF. For the time being the…
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Death, Bloodshed, and Misery in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Writing about his visit to the world's largest weapons bazaar, held in London in October, journalist Arron Merat describes reading the slogan emblazoned above Raytheon's stall: "Strike With Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs–produced in factories in the United States …
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Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Unfettered Capitalism To anyone who watched the latest Democratic presidential candidate circus ("debate") without a right-leaning bias last Tuesday, there was a clear winner: the social democrat Bernie Sanders. Smiling and confident in the wake of his recent mild heart attack, the progressive Senator from Vermont spoke eloquently against American economic inequality so extreme that…
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2020 Democrats Are Burning Cash Faster Than They Can Raise It
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-18
As the Democratic presidential field narrows, some of the top-tier candidates remain strong in fundraising while others struggle to garner enough support to stay in the game, Tuesday's quarterly filings show. | Having sworn off high-dollar fundraisers, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the two frontrunners
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Biden Accuses Sanders and Warren of "Playing Trump's Game" With Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-18
Speaking to reporters during a campaign event in Ohio on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden accused Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — his two top rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — of "playing Trump's game and trying to con the American people" by supporting Medicare for All. | "I mean, look, I don't want to pick on Elizabeth Warren, but this is ridiculous," Biden said. "The idea that someone is going to be able to go out and spend what tur…
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The Antidote to Trump's Corrupt G7 Deal? Impeachment and Conviction
Robert Weissman | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Stop the Normalization of Concentration Camps
Ashley Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
After dragging its feet for months, the Democratic Party has finally launched an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. While this is welcome news, there is a danger that we will become transfixed by the proceedings in Washington and stop organizing the resistance against Trump, especially against his racist war on immigrants and refugees. That would…
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Impeachment crisis: Mulvaney admits guilt but says "get over it"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-18
WASHINGTON–Trump's approach now is to brazenly admit to almost everything he has been charged with and hope that by doing so people will think there was no "secret" conspiracy and that even clearly illegal acts are therefore "ok" because "everyone does them." In the latest revelation of potential "treason, bribery and other high crimes and …
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The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.
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No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike
rt.com | 2019-10-18
A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight. | …
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G7 summit at Trump's Miami resort: Climate change "not on the agenda"
Olivia Rosane | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-18
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney made two controversial announcements about the 2020 Group of Seven (G7) summit: it will be hosted at one of President Donald Trump's golf resorts in Miami and it won't feature any discussion of the climate crisis. "Climate change will not be on the agenda," Mulvaney told reporters, as The Guardian reported. Mulvaney's …
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Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat
Olivia Alperstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear…
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Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…
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LeBron 'scandal' over Hong Kong comments shows depth of anti-China psychosis
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-18
A measured answer to a loaded question. We don't get enough of them these days. LeBron James of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers demonstrated tact and thoughtfulness when he broke his silence on Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests, lodging no opinion on the protests themselves and calling …
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US Restores Aid to Central America in Exchange for Migrant Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
The United States restored Wednesday economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration pressured the three Central American countries, claiming they had done too little to halt a surge in migration to the U.S. | RELATED: | Honduras Denies Negotiating 'Safe Third Country' Deal with US | U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that some "targeted assistance" would resume as they praised governments of the th…
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Honduran President's Brother Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
A New York Federal Court on Friday found Juan Antonio Hernandez (aka Tony), the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), guilty of charges of drug trafficking, use of weapons and lying to authorities. | RELATED: | Honduras President's Brother Allegedly Sold Drugs to Drug Dealer | During this trial President JOH was denounced by…
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Russophobia at Democratic Party Debate
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Russophobia was on full display during Tuesday night's Democratic Party debate, with ominous repercussions for the future of American foreign policy. When asked what he would do to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beto O'Rourke stated that we…
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Syracuse, N.Y. says: 'Close the Camps' with people's power
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-10-18
"Up, up with liberation! Down, down with deportation!" rang out Oct. 11 as more than 75 people marched through the streets of downtown Syracuse, N.Y. They were responding to a national call for Close the Camps actions that day to "Stop the war on immigrants, Indigenous peoples and refugees!" At . . . | Continue reading Syracuse, N.Y. says: 'Close the Camps' with people's power at Workers.org
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Why is the Trump Administration Trying to Tear This 26-Year-Old DACA Recipient Away From Her Child?
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2019-10-18
Anahi Jaquez –Estrada is scared. As soon as Monday, she may be deported to a country she hardly knows: away from her 8-year-old daughter and her husband, both of whom are United States citizens. She has lived in the U.S. almost her entire life and is in the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident. Her story is at once exceptionally tragic and a paradigmatic example of how our immigration legal system is failing — and tearing families apart. | I met Anahi in late July at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention site in Aurora, Colorado, where she has spent the last year and a…
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Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-18
This story is part of a collaboration with Mother Jones. | Since 2017, as part of its efforts to "hire American," the Trump administration has been aggressively denying applications for H-1B visas. Yet a record number of those denials have been overturned on appeal, suggesting that the administration has been wrongfully rejecting qualified applicants for these coveted visas for high-skilled immigrants. | While President Donald Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants has grabbed public…
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First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity
Marco Terrugi | workers.org | 2019-10-18
The following is based on a slightly modified translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, published Sept. 21. The First International Women's Congress for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, held in Caracas [Sept. 19-21], assembled representatives of 110 organizations from 23 countries from all over the world. The proposal and plans for the . . . | Continue reading First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity at Workers.org
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Activists Mount "Sick-In" To Highlight Pollution in Chile
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
Greenpeace activists and residents of communities suffering from industrial pollution created a mock hospital ward outside the Chilean presidential palace on Thursday to demand that the government commit to shutting down coal-fired power plants by 2030. | RELATED: | Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished | About 20 people were lying in hospital beds, hooked up to oxygen tanks and covered by sheets "stained" with pollution. | The aim of the…
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Greta the Disturber
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over…
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Serbia Is Surrendering to Greater Albania
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The geopolitical project of "Greater Albania" received unprecedented support from an extremely unlikely source after Serbia surprisingly surrendered to the policy of passport-free travel for its Albanian and Macedonian neighbors by 2021 as part of an entirely voluntarily initiative that …
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US-China "Trade" War? No Way. Only the Defeat of Turbo-Capitalism!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
It is very popular these days to talk and write about the "trade war" between the United States and China. But is there really one raging? Or is it, what we are witnessing, simply a clash of political and ideological …
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What is the Difference between Capitalism and Socialism?
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Some aspects of the American style of competition become more clear when placed in a broader context, in this case the underlying socio-economic system, so let's take a quick look at the difference between capitalism and socialism. For at least | …
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Democrat "Debate" Ignores War Crimes of the State
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
Did you watch the Democrat debate? I didn't. I haven't had cable television and access to the alphabet propaganda networks for well over a decade. I suppose I could have watched it on the web, but why bother? The outcome …
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Contrary to Israeli Military Statement: 9 Year Old Child Abd a-Rahman Was Shot in the Head with Live Ammunition
B'Tselem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
This article was originally published in July 2019. | B'Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting 'Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a …
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The Birth of a New English State?
Mike Wayne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
The right's New Jerusalem: The birth of any new nation-state typically requires revolutionaries. And the British and Unionist Conservative Party is today the (perhaps surprising) political agent of a potentially new English nation-state. For this is not a Conservative party …
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The Fight to Overturn the Latest Corporate Coup at Pacifica Has Only Begun
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Crisis is never far away at the Pacifica radio network, but it is now facing perhaps its worst crisis ever as a new "corporate coup" has, at least for now, shut down WBAI in New York City. Pacifica listeners and on-air hosts have successfully fought back against prior attacks on the progressive network, most notably…
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