Daily Archives: October 21, 2019

2019-10-21: News Headlines

Jason Ditz (2019-10-21). All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq. theantimedia.com According to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current plan is that all US troops leaving Syria will be redeployed into western Iraq.

Norman Solomon (2019-10-21). Beware, Pete Buttigieg Is a Sharp Corporate Tool. commondreams.org Pete Buttigieg, aka Mayor Pete, is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. (Photo illustration: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-21). Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq. truthout.org President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is "bringing soldiers home" from Syria as Turkey continues its deadly military operation there, but Pentagon chief Mark Esper undermined the president's declaration by confirming that U.S. forces are simply moving to another site of endless war — Iraq. | American troops "aren't coming home and the United States i…

teleSUR (2019-10-21). Evo Morales Wins Bolivia's Presidency in the 1st Round. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Evo Morales has won the Presidency after obtaining 46.86 percent of the votes against 36.73 percent from right-wing main opposition candidate Carlos Mesa, meaning a 10-point lead to win outright. | RELATED: | 'We'll Beat The Neoliberals': Evo Morales Closes Campaign | With 95.03 percent of votes counted from within Bolivia and across the world, left-wing candidate from the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party and current head of state beat Mesa from the Citizen Commu…

Andre Vltchek (2019-10-21). India Is Confused; Where Does It Go from Here? globalresearch.ca At J. Nehru University, most students know about China and Russia only from the BBC, Reuters and other Western media outlets. Even those individuals who claim they belong to the left are not immune; influenced mainly by the British propaganda….

Kevin Zeese (2019-10-21). Stop the Turkish Invasion of Syria. US Out of Syria and the Middle East. globalresearch.ca The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into Syria ostensibly to push back the Kurdish peoples. The US has added to this crisis by its indifference toward the Kurds after using them as a …

Sarah Abed (2019-10-21). Ceasefire Ends, Talks on Syria Between Erdogan and Putin Begin. globalresearch.ca Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named "Operation Peace Spring". In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-21). US Ditches Kurdish Proxies in Syria. globalresearch.ca As US troops flee northeast Syria — they leave behind their Kurdish proxies to face an uncertain future at the hands of approaching Turkish troops. Reports of Turkish forces entering Syria dominated news headlines — followed by Western op-eds trading …

Adeyinka Makinde (2019-10-21). "No Angels": Kurdish Militias, "Betrayal" and the Campaign to Destroy Syria. globalresearch.ca It is presently fashionable, but totally erroneous to aver that the Kurds have been "betrayed". The truth is that the Kurds and the Americans have used each other for their mutual ends in the Syrian War, a catastrophe orchestrated by …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-10-21). Is Erdogan Using Chemicals in Syria Again? globalresearch.ca Hasaka Hospital in northeast Syria reported treating cases of chemical attacks on civilians, including children on Wednesday. The Syrian Arab News Agency ( SANA) reported the event after gathering information from the hospital, which is in an area that …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-21). US Syria Pullout? A Saigon Moment? globalresearch.ca The 1972 Church/Case amendment ended congressional funding for US military operations in Southeast Asia — except for withdrawal of Pentagon forces, subject to release of prisoners of war. | In June 1973, congressional legislation ended all funding after August 15. After …

Max Blumenthal (2019-10-21). The US Has Backed 21 of the 28 'Crazy' Militias Leading Turkey's Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of "Arab militias" for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past …

Scott Ritter (2019-10-21). The Four A's of American Policy Failure in Syria. globalresearch.ca The ceasefire agreement brokered by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accomplishes very little outside of putting window dressing on a foregone conclusion. Simply put, the Turks will be able to achieve their objectives …

teleSU (2019-10-21). US May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oilfields. telesurenglish.net The United States may leave some forces in Syria to secure oilfields to allegedly "prevent" they don't fall into the hands of the Islamic State group (IS), Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out of "endless wars." | RELATED: | US Troops Leaving Syria for Iraq, Not Returning Home: Pentagon | Esper said that it is a very possible option, although the number of troops that will…

Staff (2019-10-21). As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey's War Crimes, the UN Must Act. truthout.org Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump's sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area. | While the United States and Turkey reached a "ceasefire" agreement on October 17, there are ongoing reports of viol…

RT (2019-10-21). Ditch the Kurds, grab the oil? Trump says US 'never committed' to Syrian allies, but SecDef says Washington still committed to oil. rt.com President Donald Trump has said that the US never committed to the security of Kurds in northern Syria, ahead of the end of the Turkish ceasefire. His defense secretary meanwhile says the US troops had a job to "secure the oil."

Staff (2019-10-21). Corporate Media Can't Imagine an Alternative to Forever War in Syria. truthdig.com Coverage of Donald Trump's "withdrawal" reveals just how deeply our political press is invested in U.S. hegemony across the Middle East.

Thom Hartmann (2019-10-21). Is War on the Menu for 2020 Elections? commondreams.org Kurdish activists wears a mask of the American president Donald Trump during demonstration against the ongoing Turkish military operation in the northeastern Syria on October 19,2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo: Paulo Amorim/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-21). Military brass denounce Trump's withdrawal of troops from Syria. wsws.org The extraordinary intervention of high-ranking retired generals is a breach of the core constitutional principle of the subordination of the military to civilian authority.

Staff (2019-10-21). U.S. May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oilfields. truthdig.com Defense Secretary Esper says the plan is still in the discussion phase and is designed to give the president "maneuver room."

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-21). US Out Of Syria And The Middle East. dissidentvoice.org US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the Kurdish peoples out. The US has added to this crisis by its green light …

Jim Kavanagh (2019-10-21). The Empire Steps Back. counterpunch.org What everyone is most upset about with regard to Syria isn't the bloodshed or anything having [to] do with human rights. It's the decline in American control of the Middle East. This is 100% about US imperialism taking a hit. — Rania Khalek, (@RaniaKhalek) October 14, 2019 A series of Donald Trump's decisions, culminating in More

Paul Bentley (2019-10-21). A Plea for More Cynicism, Not Less: Election Day in Canada. counterpunch.org "…. for where there are disorders, grief, terror, unsatisfied desire, the realization of everything that should be avoided, envies, and jealousies; in short, wherever there reigns all those things that characterize the king's actual existence; how could happiness make its way?" — Epictetus Election Day in Canada has arrived and yet many observers, such as More

WSWS (2019-10-21). This week in history: October 21-27. wsws.org 25 years ago: Assassination of Gamini DissanayakeOn October 24, 1994, Gamini Dissanayake, United National Party (UNP) candidate for president of Sri Lanka, was assassinated at an election rally. An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) killed 50 others and injured 200 more.

Fight Back (2019-10-21). Patriotic Korean students enter U.S. ambassador's Seoul compound, demand U.S. troops out now. fightbacknews.org On October 18 a group of Korean students entered the U.S. ambassador's residential compound in Seoul, Korea to protest the continuing presence of U.S. troops in their country. 20 people, who belong to a coalition of progressive students, scaled the wall of the diplomatic compound and began a demonstration against the U.S. occupation of their county. The students chanted "We don't need U.S. troops," and "Get out!" before being escorted out by police. 19 of the students were detained and questioned by south Korean police. | There are an estimated 28,000 U.S. troops in southern Korea who are essentially engaged in m…

teleSUR (2019-10-21). EU Parliament Rejects to Address Situation in Chile, Catalonia. telesurenglish.net The European Parliament rejected a motion Monday to address and debate the current political and social crisis happening in Chile and Catalonia. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces EU Attempt to Disrupt Dialogue With Opposition | In a plenary session in Stras…

Prof. Alon Ben-Meir (2019-10-21). Trump's Disgraceful Letter to Erdogan. globalresearch.ca There is no wonder that every person and news outlet that saw Trump's letter to Turkey's president Erdogan thought it was a joke. When it was confirmed that the letter was indeed authentic, bewilderment and disbelief struck everyone who read …

Kasim Tirmizey (2019-10-21). Indigenous Rising in Ecuador and International Solidarity. globalresearch.ca While many Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving weekend, events in Ecuador generally did not catch media attention. After 11 days of an indigenous-led national general strike and state repression, an agreement was achieved by both parties on the night of October …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-21). Peace Restored in Ecuador. But Is Trust Restored? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2019-10-21). Ecuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World. commondreams.org Demonstrators shouted slogans outside the national assembly in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 8, 2019 following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices sparked by the government's decision to scrap subsidies. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-21). The death of Elijah Cummings: Democrats, media glorify a mediocrity. wsws.org The real purpose of the flowery tributes was to give a "progressive" gloss to the House Democrats' impeachment campaign, in which Cummings played a significant role.

Victor Grossman (2019-10-21). Thoughts on impeachment. mronline.org The main impeachment thrust aims at minor events in the Ukraine. The whole approach ignores, indeed covers over the fact, that the whole U.S. policy of violently turning the Ukraine into a U.S.-dominated satrapy and advanced base was achieved by a Democratic administration. | Source

RT (2019-10-21). Bot race! Mitt Romney admits he's 'Pierre Delecto,' anon Twitter handle who 'liked' impeachment, never-Trumpers & Romney posts. rt.com Utah Senator Mitt Romney has come clean about running a secret anonymous Twitter handle — "Pierre Delecto" — which passive-aggressively dumped on Trump and other Republican rivals while puffing up Romney and his allies. | Mitt Romney is Pierre Delecto. Pierre Delecto is Mitt Romney. The ultra-wealthy Mormon senator, recently rumored to be testing the waters for yet another presidential run, admitted he was behind the nom de tweet on Sunday after telling an Atlantic reporter he had a secret account — "What do they call me, a lurker?" — created to monitor political conversation. | Mitt Romn…

Derek Seidman (2019-10-21). Fifty Years Ago Today, US Soldiers Joined the Vietnam Moratorium Protests in Mass Numbers. globalresearch.ca Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the October 15, 1969 Moratorium, perhaps the most important US protest during the war against Vietnam. | Millions turned out across the United States in a historic day of action. Nothing else so conveyed …

Staff (2019-10-21). $260 Million Deal Averts 1st Federal Trial on Opioid Scandal. truthdig.com The trial would have involved two Ohio counties, but was seen as a test case that could prod opposing sides toward a nationwide settlement.

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-10-21). Warren Wants to End Vouchers and Tax Credits for Private Schools and Rein in Charters. theintercept.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a wide-ranging education plan Monday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into public schools if she wins the presidency, paid in part through her proposed two-cent tax on wealth over $50 million. Warren's plan is infused with her broader campaign themes of reducing corruption and fraud; she backs measures like new taxes on education lobbying, limiting the profiteering of tech companies that sell digital products to schools, and curbing self-dealing within chart…

Charlie Simmons (2019-10-21). How the Tax System Rewards Polluters. counterpunch.org Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York: "People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of More

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-10-21). 'Corruption' and 'disgrace': White House confirms that G7 summit will exclude any mention of climate crisis. nationofchange.org "Not only is Trump using the powers of the presidency to enrich himself, which is blatantly unconstitutional. He is ignoring a massive international crisis that threatens humanity. What a disgrace."

Jos√© Antonio Ocampo (2019-10-21). International Tax Emergency. A Critical Time for Developing Nations to Speak Up! commondreams.org It is time for developing countries to mobilize to fight back against tax avoidance. Increasing their fiscal resources is the only way to improve access to health, education, gender equality, or the fight against climate change. (Image: Offshore Shell Games) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bryan Ellis (2019-10-21). Right-wing enemy of Venezuela opens Sarasota lecture season. liberationnews.org On Wednesday, regime change advocate and former diplomat Diego Arria will be speaking in Sarasota. The talk, titled "Venezuela: A Real Threat in Our Backyard", is being held at Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. It will be the first lecture in this year's high-profile foreign affairs lecture series, which Sarasota World Affairs Council (SWAC) has hosted annually since 2014.

John Feffer (2019-10-21). The Far Right's War on the World. commondreams.org U.S. Border Patrol agents process immigrants from Central America while taking them into custody on August 17, 2016 near Roma, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-21). U.S. Takes Step to Require DNA Samples From Asylum-Seekers. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. | The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily. | The official said the rules would not apply to legal permanent residents or anyone entering the U.S. legally, and children under 14 are e…

Nick Buxton (2019-10-21). Trump's border wall is a multi-billion dollar corporate handout. nationofchange.org The militarisation of the US border has led to an increase in migrant deaths and a windfall for the security industry.

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-21). USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan politicians as it doubles down on the coup. mronline.org The payment of Mr. Guaidó's representatives is a serious conflict of interest. Does the Guaidó team represent the Venezuelan people or the interests of the government that is paying their salaries? It is a point worth reiterating: a foreign politician is being paid by the United States to influence policy in the United States. | Source

Paul Dobson (2019-10-21). Venezuela Government Hosts International Commune Congress. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro affirmed that popular power is "the soul" of the Bolivarian project.

If Americans Knew (2019-10-21). Detailed Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations. globalresearch.ca Reposted from PCHRGaza (which publishes these detailed reports every single week): | Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 78 civilians injured, including 31 children. | West Bank: 4 civilians injured, including a child in the West Bank | During 74 incursions …

Ralph Nader (2019-10-21). Where are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable? counterpunch.org The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where are you, Barack Obama? Obama is still polling higher than any other politician, active or retired. More

RT (2019-10-21). 'Not putting up with your Republican bulls**t!': Angry liberals accost Rand Paul. rt.com Are last year's 'restaurant wars' kicking off again? Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) seems to think so, after he was confronted in a diner by two elderly, outraged liberals. | The Kentucky Republican was confronted by an elderly couple while dining in California on Friday. Paul's spokesperson described the pair as "aggressive lib[eral]s." | "You just ran into two people from New York, kiddo, and we're not putting up with your Republican bullshit," the woman says, after flipping off the camera. | In the background, her male partner can be heard saying "all right, we are Americans!" | The left blames incivility o…

Rachel Domond (2019-10-21). Heroic rebellion in Haiti demands ouster of U.S. puppet President Jovenel MoàØse. liberationnews.org The huge crowds are heroically taking to the streets to defend Haitian sovereignty from the murderous military forces and corrupt, corporate interests that dominate the Haitian government.

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-10-21). Poll Projection: Left-Leaning Jagmeet Singh to Share Power with Trudeau in Canada. counterpunch.org Late breaking momentum for the New Democratic Party (NDP) and its leader Jagmeet Singh according to Nanos, one of Canada's most respected polling firms, spells further trouble for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In almost all events, Trudeau appears headed toward a second term as Prime Minister of Canada when polls close across Canada this evening. More

Chuck Collins (2019-10-21). Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom. counterpunch.org Seattle is experiencing a luxury real estate boom, with thousands of new luxury residential and rental units in different stages of development. A decade from now, Seattle's skyline and population demographics will be fundamentally altered by decisions being made today. This boom does have benefits, providing jobs in the building trades and increasing property tax More

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-10-21). Protests in Haiti show signs of eventually producing change. peoplesworld.org Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Food availability is uncertain for 60 percent of the people. Conditions are bleak, and bleaker still from shortages, rampant political corruption, and not much to show after two years of regular street protests. In the year prior to September, security forces killed 77 people. That month …

teleSUR (2019-10-21). General Strike Called in Chile in Support of Protests. telesurenglish.net Miners and dockers unions in Chile called for a general strike in support of the protests against the government of President Sebastián Piñera, while the head of the National Defense Javier Iturriaga said Monday that he is not at war with anyone. | RELATED: | Chilean GOT Actor Pedro Pascal Shows Support for Protests | "The truth is that I am not at war with anyone," General Iturriaga said when asked about the latest statements by the president, who said Sunday he was "at war against…

Kathy Kelly (2019-10-21). Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition. counterpunch.org My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke her hip the first time, she was running, with her son, on a football field. After the second break, when she fell in her kitchen, she recalls her only desire More

C. J. Hopkins (2019-10-21). The Putin-Nazis Are Coming (Again)! dissidentvoice.org So, it looks like that's it for America, folks. Putin has gone and done it again. He and his conspiracy of Putin-Nazis have "hacked," or "influenced," or "meddled in" our democracy. Unless Admiral Bill McRaven and his special ops cronies can ginny up a last-minute military coup, it's four more years of the Trumpian Reich, …

Julian Rose (2019-10-21). "Zero Carbon", 5G Denial and "Green Neoliberal Globalization" globalresearch.ca Why is it that the two words 'Zero Carbon' send a cool shiver down my spine? Is it the 'zero' or is it the 'carbon'? Or is it particularly the combination of the two? | I wasn't sure, until I looked-up …

Hans Stehling (2019-10-21). A Labour Government that Will Run Rail, Roads, Jobs, the NHS, Housing and Social Care with Responsible Care. globalresearch.ca Today, Britain watches the dying moments of a mendacious Conservative Government and Party that has made the United Kingdom the laughing stock of both Europe and the world. Once the greatest economic and political force in history, now a comedy …

Global Research (2019-10-21). Don't Let Your News Be Silenced — Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca The world is changing — but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research stands at a pivotal moment in its 18-year history. Increasingly we are faced with new challenges regarding how to keep our content flowing and accessible to …

Bryan Dyne (2019-10-21). The 737 Max 8 Jet: Why Haven't Boeing's Executives Been Arrested? globalresearch.ca A leaked conversation between two Boeing employees provides further evidence that even though the aerospace giant was well aware of potentially catastrophic problems of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet, it still decided to introduce the aircraft for commercial flights. …

Kim Petersen (2019-10-21). The Unflattering Veneer of Trump's Self-proclaimed Greatness. globalresearch.ca "It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair." — US president Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017 | The U.S. Economy …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-21). Recipe for Disaster and The U.S. Military Industrial Empire. globalresearch.ca I tune into many cooking shows lately. They all have lots of recipes for just about any kind of dish one can imagine. Well, from our 21st Century Military Industrial Empire's Cookbook the most popular recipe is this one: Take …

Staff (2019-10-21). Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition. truthout.org My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke her hip the first time, she was running, with her son, on a football field. After the second break, when she fell in her kitchen, she was in so much pain that she recalls her only desire as she was placed on a stretcher: "I just wanted 'the right pill.'" Marianne says her Catholic friends, who live nearby in the New York Catholic Worker community, persuaded her not to give up. They've long…

John Feffer (2019-10-21). The far right's war on culture. nationofchange.org How to displace the great replacement: It really does boil down to us versus them.

Kim Petersen (2019-10-21). The Unflattering Veneer of Self-proclaimed Greatness. dissidentvoice.org It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. — US president Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017 The U.S. Economy is the envy of the world, as Europe and Asia slide ever toward recession. — …

WSWS (2019-10-21). World economy "sleepwalking" to another financial crisis, warns former Bank of England chief. wsws.org Mervyn King said the US would suffer a "financial Armageddon" if the Federal Reserve were not able to combat another crisis, with the world in a low growth trap.

Derrick Jackson (2019-10-21). Natural gas vs. renewable energy: Beware the latest gas industry talking points. nationofchange.org When the blindfold is taken off, the so-called bridge is likely to look more like a chasm, with clouds of dust rising from the rubble of stranded assets.

WSWS (2019-10-21). Newark and New Jersey officials continue to dissemble about statewide lead poisoning crisis. wsws.org Residents of Newark, New Jersey continue to be exposed to lead in their tap water, as city and state officials attempt to lie their way out of the crisis.

Robert Koehler (2019-10-21). The Collusion of Church and State. counterpunch.org Intrigued by the controversy that erupted over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech before the American Association of Christian Counselors last week in Nashville — it was titled "Being a Christian Leader" and was eventually removed from the State Department website — I wound up reading the whole speech. And I actually found one paragraph More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-21). As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq. commondreams.org "We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-21). Assange Lawyer Decries 'Legally Unprecedented' Assault on Journalism as Judge Denies Request to Delay US Extradition Hearing. commondreams.org "This is part of an avowed war on whistleblowers to include investigative journalists and publishers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-21). 'Go Home America. After You Made Our Sons Die': Outraged Syrian Kurds Throw Dirt and Rotten Food at Fleeing US Troops. commondreams.org "To the U.S. Army who are leaving northeast Syria, tell your children that the children of the Kurds were killed by the Turks and you did nothing to protect them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-21). 'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse. commondreams.org The acidification of the Earth's oceans, which climate scientists warn is a dangerous effect of continued carbon emissions, was behind a mass extinction event 66 million years ago, according to a new study. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-10-21). Climate Urgency Fuels Historic Gains for Greens as Swiss Voters Deliver Rebuke to 'Toxic Far-Right Political Narrative'. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-21). "I'm Willing to Fight for Someone I Don't Know": Sanders Speech Becomes Viral Rallying Cry. commondreams.org "There is an America that most people believe in," said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. "It is an ideal. It's not a reality yet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-21). Warren's 'Transformational' Education Plan Takes Aim at Charter Schools and Vouchers, Vowing to Make Schools Safe and Equitable for All Students. commondreams.org After including proposals to ensure a safe and equitable learning environment for students across the country into a number of her policy plans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday tied her vision for America's public schools together with a comprehensive plan to give every child access to "high-quality public education—no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-10-21). The Wolf at the Door: Adventures in Fundraising With Cockburn. counterpunch.org CounterPunch went online 20 years ago, just in time for Clinton's war on Serbia. Clinton's war was premeditated, our transit to the World-Wide Web was reluctant, at best. Cockburn's relationship with computers was hostile. Mine was indifferent. I surfed the web, like anyone else, but had no idea how it would be useful for us. More

Staff (2019-10-21). Headlines for October 21, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Headed for Iraq, Anti-Government Protests Sweep the Globe, Bolivia Presidential Election Appears to Head for a Runoff, Brother of Honduran President Found Guilty of Cocaine Trafficking, Trump Says G7 Will Not Be Held at His Private Golf Course, Hillary Clinton Accuses Jill Stein, Tulsi Gabbard of Being Linked to Russia, Landmark Trial over Opioid Epidemic in Cleveland, Ohio, Tornado Rages Through Dallas, Leaving 100,000 Without Power, Judge Temporarily Blocks Florida Law Limiting Voting by Ex-Felons…

Staff (2019-10-21). Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base. democracynow.org Seven Catholic peace activists are going on trial in Georgia today for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, who are known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The activists entered the base armed with just hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. Over the past four decades activists in the Plowshares movement have taken part in about 100 similar actions at nuclear arms facilities, beginning in 1980 at the General Electric nuclear mis…

Staff (2019-10-21). Will Humans Band Together to Save Our Own Lives? truthout.org The far right is on a roll. Just a few years ago, liberals and conservatives would have considered its recent political victories a nightmare scenario. Right-wing extremists have won elections in the United States, Brazil, Hungary, India, and Poland. They pushed through the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. In the most recent European Parliament elections, far-right parties captured the most votes in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. | Sure, Trump is being impeached, Brexit is a mess, and the far rig…

The Canary (2019-10-21). Brexit: What could happen next in the unfolding political drama? thecanary.co It is the Monday after "Super Saturday" — when the commons held a weekend sitting for the first time in 37 years — but it did not go as Boris Johnson had hoped. So what now? | What happened on Saturday? : Johnson hoped it would be the day that parliament would back his deal, but it was not to be. His Brexit deal dream was scuppered — for now — by the much-talked-about Letwin amendment.MPs voted by a majority of 16 to back the amendment put forward by former cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin to withhold approval of the Brexit deal agreed between Johnson and Brussels "unless and until im…

True Publica (2019-10-21). Brexit: From Post-truth to Post-democracy. globalresearch.ca Post—truth is a philosophical and political concept that refers to "the disappearance of shared objective standards for truth" and the "circuitous slippage between facts or alt-facts, knowledge, opinion, belief, and truth. Post-democracy is a society that continues to …

Staff (2019-10-21). Is War on the Ballot in the 2020 Elections? truthdig.com We complain that democracy is under assault from Donald Trump, but he's just a cog in a much larger worldwide machine that is tearing down democratic self-governance. Purely to enhance profits, the transnational corporate community literally works every day to more deeply intertwine our economic, social, and political systems with those of " business-friendly" authoritarian regimes…

Global Research News (2019-10-21). Selected Articles: US Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS. 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 …

Edward Curtin (2019-10-21). Ms. Pumpkin Head for President: A Nightmare. globalresearch.ca The pumpkin head came alive as the eyes and mouth moved and then it started speaking in a voice that was familiar. Blond hair started sprouting from its head … I jumped back in fear and trembling as it started cackling, "I running, I running." I awoke with a scream when I realized it was Hillary Clinton.

Chris Hedges (2019-10-21). Pity the Kurds. commondreams.org President Donald Trump's abandonment of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria is another chapter in a sad and heartless game, repeatedly replayed, in which Kurdish forces are armed and used to achieve the strategic aims of rival nation-states and then discarded. (Drawing: Mr. Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ad Hoc Committee (2019-10-21). Protest Pacifica Coup: 1999 Redoux? Stop The Coup! indybay.org KPFA LSB Meeting, South Berkeley Senior Citizens Center, 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703…

Labor Video Project (2019-10-21). Berkeley Speak Out On Pacifica Coup, WBAI Shutdown & Public Comment At KPFA LSB. indybay.org Before a meeting of the KPFA Local Station Board KPFA Pacifica supporters and KPFA LSB members spoke out about the shutdown of WBAI by a faction of the Pacifica National Board with an interim executive director John Vernile and with the support of KPFA General Manager Quincy McCoy…

repost (2019-10-21). 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.

TIM (2019-10-21). StarShip Earth Meditative Vigil (Globally Synchronized). indybay.org Open invite to a meditative vigil: Project the terror, pain and suffering borne from poverty, racism and ignorance, evils of the war-economy, militarism, and the ecological holocaust back onto the omniciders. STOP the oncoming acts of omnicide!

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-21). Tulsi Gabbard Is Right, and Nancy Pelosi Wrong. It Was US Democrats Who Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS. globalresearch.ca There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. | One does not need to defend Trump's actions or ignore the dangers posed …

John Nichols (2019-10-21). There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria. thenation.com There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria…

Sam Husseini (2019-10-21). Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons. thenation.com Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-21). Excuses, Excuses: Now Hillary Clinton's Attacking Her Own Party's Candidates. counterpunch.org "I'm not making any predictions, but I think [the Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," said Hillary Clinton on her former campaign manager's podcast. "They know they can't win without a third party candidate." Was Clinton referring to More

Juan Cole (2019-10-21). No, Trump Isn't Bringing US Troops Home. commondreams.org A US soldier stands in an armoured personnel carrier as the US forces pull out of their base in the Northern Syrian town of Tal Tamr, on October 20, 2019. – US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria today, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

United Nations (2019-10-21). UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal. un.org In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict.

teleSUR (2019-10-21). Bachelet Urges Government Dialogue and Peaceful Protests. telesurenglish.net The High Commissioner of the United Nations Organization for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet asked Chilean President Sebastian Piñera to use dialogue as well as asking protesters to demonstrate peacefully. | RELATED: | Chile Unrest Rages on as 11 Dead Amid Curfew, Militarization | "I urge the Government to work with all sectors of society towards solutions that help calm the situation," Bachelet said in a statement. | The former Chilean president admitted feeling "very sad…

Brian Terrell (2019-10-21). The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye" counterpunch.org Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug deep into my closet and dusted off the transcript of the case, "STATE OF IOWA, plaintiff vs. More

Eliza Egret (2019-10-21). Governments remain silent as evidence mounts that Turkey is using white phosphorus. thecanary.co Warning: this article contains images that some readers may find distressing | Social media has been swamped with photos and videos of people with burns so horrific that it's a miracle they've survived. Turkey has been accused of using white phosphorus on…

Rev. William Alberts (2019-10-21). Myopic Morality: The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush. counterpunch.org It's a nice story if you don't think beyond it: former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, sitting in the Cowboys' owner's luxury suite with Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi at a Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers NFL game. "People were upset," DeGeneres was quoted as saying. "They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president. . . . A lot of people were mad . And they did what people do when they're mad . . . they tweet." Rather than sharing any negative tweets, DeGeneres offered a positive one: " 'Ellen and George Bush together makes me have fait…

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All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-21
According to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current plan is that all US troops leaving Syria will be redeployed into western Iraq.

All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq

Beware, Pete Buttigieg Is a Sharp Corporate Tool
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
Pete Buttigieg, aka Mayor Pete, is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. (Photo illustration: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is "bringing soldiers home" from Syria as Turkey continues its deadly military operation there, but Pentagon chief Mark Esper undermined the president's declaration by confirming that U.S. forces are simply moving to another site of endless war — Iraq. | American troops "aren't coming home and the United States i…
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Evo Morales Wins Bolivia's Presidency in the 1st Round
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-21
Bolivian President Evo Morales has won the Presidency after obtaining 46.86 percent of the votes against 36.73 percent from right-wing main opposition candidate Carlos Mesa, meaning a 10-point lead to win outright. | RELATED: | 'We'll Beat The Neoliberals': Evo Morales Closes Campaign | With 95.03 percent of votes counted from within Bolivia and across the world, left-wing candidate from the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party and current head of state beat Mesa from the Citizen Commu…
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India Is Confused; Where Does It Go from Here?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
At J. Nehru University, most students know about China and Russia only from the BBC, Reuters and other Western media outlets. Even those individuals who claim they belong to the left are not immune; influenced mainly by the British propaganda….
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"No Angels": Kurdish Militias, "Betrayal" and the Campaign to Destroy Syria
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
It is presently fashionable, but totally erroneous to aver that the Kurds have been "betrayed". The truth is that the Kurds and the Americans have used each other for their mutual ends in the Syrian War, a catastrophe orchestrated by …
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US Syria Pullout? A Saigon Moment?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
The 1972 Church/Case amendment ended congressional funding for US military operations in Southeast Asia — except for withdrawal of Pentagon forces, subject to release of prisoners of war. | In June 1973, congressional legislation ended all funding after August 15. After …
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The US Has Backed 21 of the 28 'Crazy' Militias Leading Turkey's Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of "Arab militias" for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past …
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US Ditches Kurdish Proxies in Syria
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
As US troops flee northeast Syria — they leave behind their Kurdish proxies to face an uncertain future at the hands of approaching Turkish troops. Reports of Turkish forces entering Syria dominated news headlines — followed by Western op-eds trading …
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The Four A's of American Policy Failure in Syria
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
The ceasefire agreement brokered by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accomplishes very little outside of putting window dressing on a foregone conclusion. Simply put, the Turks will be able to achieve their objectives …
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Stop the Turkish Invasion of Syria. US Out of Syria and the Middle East
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into Syria ostensibly to push back the Kurdish peoples. The US has added to this crisis by its indifference toward the Kurds after using them as a …
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Ceasefire Ends, Talks on Syria Between Erdogan and Putin Begin
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named "Operation Peace Spring". In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has …
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Is Erdogan Using Chemicals in Syria Again?
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Hasaka Hospital in northeast Syria reported treating cases of chemical attacks on civilians, including children on Wednesday. The Syrian Arab News Agency ( SANA) reported the event after gathering information from the hospital, which is in an area that …
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US May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oilfields
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-21
The United States may leave some forces in Syria to secure oilfields to allegedly "prevent" they don't fall into the hands of the Islamic State group (IS), Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out of "endless wars." | RELATED: | US Troops Leaving Syria for Iraq, Not Returning Home: Pentagon | Esper said that it is a very possible option, although the number of troops that will…
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Ditch the Kurds, grab the oil? Trump says US 'never committed' to Syrian allies, but SecDef says Washington still committed to oil
rt.com | 2019-10-21
President Donald Trump has said that the US never committed to the security of Kurds in northern Syria, ahead of the end of the Turkish ceasefire. His defense secretary meanwhile says the US troops had a job to "secure the oil." | …
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Corporate Media Can't Imagine an Alternative to Forever War in Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
Coverage of Donald Trump's "withdrawal" reveals just how deeply our political press is invested in U.S. hegemony across the Middle East.
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As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey's War Crimes, the UN Must Act
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump's sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area. | While the United States and Turkey reached a "ceasefire" agreement on October 17, there are ongoing reports of viol…
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Is War on the Menu for 2020 Elections?
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
Kurdish activists wears a mask of the American president Donald Trump during demonstration against the ongoing Turkish military operation in the northeastern Syria on October 19,2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo: Paulo Amorim/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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U.S. May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oilfields
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
Defense Secretary Esper says the plan is still in the discussion phase and is designed to give the president "maneuver room."
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Military brass denounce Trump's withdrawal of troops from Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
The extraordinary intervention of high-ranking retired generals is a breach of the core constitutional principle of the subordination of the military to civilian authority.
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US Out Of Syria And The Middle East
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the Kurdish peoples out. The US has added to this crisis by its green light …
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The Empire Steps Back
Jim Kavanagh | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
What everyone is most upset about with regard to Syria isn't the bloodshed or anything having [to] do with human rights. It's the decline in American control of the Middle East. This is 100% about US imperialism taking a hit. — Rania Khalek, (@RaniaKhalek) October 14, 2019 A series of Donald Trump's decisions, culminating in…
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A Plea for More Cynicism, Not Less: Election Day in Canada
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
"…. for where there are disorders, grief, terror, unsatisfied desire, the realization of everything that should be avoided, envies, and jealousies; in short, wherever there reigns all those things that characterize the king's actual existence; how could happiness make its way?" — Epictetus Election Day in Canada has arrived and yet many observers, such as…
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Is War on the Ballot in the 2020 Elections?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
We complain that democracy is under assault from Donald Trump, but he's just a cog in a much larger worldwide machine that is tearing down democratic self-governance. Purely to enhance profits, the transnational corporate community literally works every day to more deeply intertwine our economic, social, and political systems with those of " business-friendly" authoritarian regimes…
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This week in history: October 21-27
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
25 years ago: Assassination of Gamini DissanayakeOn October 24, 1994, Gamini Dissanayake, United National Party (UNP) candidate for president of Sri Lanka, was assassinated at an election rally. An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) killed 50 others and injured 200…
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Patriotic Korean students enter U.S. ambassador's Seoul compound, demand U.S. troops out now
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-21
On October 18 a group of Korean students entered the U.S. ambassador's residential compound in Seoul, Korea to protest the continuing presence of U.S. troops in their country. 20 people, who belong to a coalition of progressive students, scaled the wall of the diplomatic compound and began a demonstration against the U.S. occupation of their county. The students chanted "We don't need U.S. troops," and "Get out!" before being escorted out by police. 19 of the students were detained and questioned by south Korean police. | There are an estimated 28,000 U.S. troops in southern Korea who are essentially engaged in m…
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EU Parliament Rejects to Address Situation in Chile, Catalonia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-21
The European Parliament rejected a motion Monday to address and debate the current political and social crisis happening in Chile and Catalonia. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces EU Attempt to Disrupt Dialogue With Opposition | In a plenary session in Stras…
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Trump's Disgraceful Letter to Erdogan
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
There is no wonder that every person and news outlet that saw Trump's letter to Turkey's president Erdogan thought it was a joke. When it was confirmed that the letter was indeed authentic, bewilderment and disbelief struck everyone who read …
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Indigenous Rising in Ecuador and International Solidarity
Kasim Tirmizey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
While many Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving weekend, events in Ecuador generally did not catch media attention. After 11 days of an indigenous-led national general strike and state repression, an agreement was achieved by both parties on the night of October …
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Peace Restored in Ecuador. But Is Trust Restored?
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
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 …
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Ecuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
Demonstrators shouted slogans outside the national assembly in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 8, 2019 following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices sparked by the government's decision to scrap subsidies. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The death of Elijah Cummings: Democrats, media glorify a mediocrity
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
The real purpose of the flowery tributes was to give a "progressive" gloss to the House Democrats' impeachment campaign, in which Cummings played a significant role.
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Thoughts on impeachment
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-10-21
The main impeachment thrust aims at minor events in the Ukraine. The whole approach ignores, indeed covers over the fact, that the whole U.S. policy of violently turning the Ukraine into a U.S.-dominated satrapy and advanced base was achieved by a Democratic administration. | Source…
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Bot race! Mitt Romney admits he's 'Pierre Delecto,' anon Twitter handle who 'liked' impeachment, never-Trumpers & Romney posts
rt.com | 2019-10-21
Utah Senator Mitt Romney has come clean about running a secret anonymous Twitter handle — "Pierre Delecto" — which passive-aggressively dumped on Trump and other Republican rivals while puffing up Romney and his allies. | Mitt Romney is Pierre Delecto. Pierre Delecto is Mitt Romney. The ultra-wealthy Mormon senator, recently rumored to be testing the waters for yet another presidential run, admitted he was behind the nom de tweet on Sunday after telling an Atlantic reporter he had a secret account — "What do they call me, a lurker?" — created to monitor political conversation. | Mitt Romn…
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Fifty Years Ago Today, US Soldiers Joined the Vietnam Moratorium Protests in Mass Numbers
Derek Seidman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the October 15, 1969 Moratorium, perhaps the most important US protest during the war against Vietnam. | Millions turned out across the United States in a historic day of action. Nothing else so conveyed …
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$260 Million Deal Averts 1st Federal Trial on Opioid Scandal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
The trial would have involved two Ohio counties, but was seen as a test case that could prod opposing sides toward a nationwide settlement.
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Warren Wants to End Vouchers and Tax Credits for Private Schools and Rein in Charters
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-10-21
Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a wide-ranging education plan Monday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into public schools if she wins the presidency, paid in part through her proposed two-cent tax on wealth over $50 million. Warren's plan is infused with her broader campaign themes of reducing corruption and fraud; she backs measures like new taxes on education lobbying, limiting the profiteering of tech companies that sell digital products to schools, and curbing self-dealing within chart…
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How the Tax System Rewards Polluters
Charlie Simmons | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York:…
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International Tax Emergency. A Critical Time for Developing Nations to Speak Up!
José Antonio Ocampo | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
It is time for developing countries to mobilize to fight back against tax avoidance. Increasing their fiscal resources is the only way to improve access to health, education, gender equality, or the fight against climate change. (Image: Offshore Shell Games) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Corruption' and 'disgrace': White House confirms that G7 summit will exclude any mention of climate crisis
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-21
"Not only is Trump using the powers of the presidency to enrich himself, which is blatantly unconstitutional. He is ignoring a massive international crisis that threatens humanity. What a disgrace."
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Right-wing enemy of Venezuela opens Sarasota lecture season
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-21
On Wednesday, regime change advocate and former diplomat Diego Arria will be speaking in Sarasota. The talk, titled "Venezuela: A Real Threat in Our Backyard", is being held at Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. It will be the first lecture in this year's high-profile foreign affairs lecture series, which Sarasota World Affairs Council (SWAC) has hosted annually since 2014.
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The Far Right's War on the World
John Feffer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
U.S. Border Patrol agents process immigrants from Central America while taking them into custody on August 17, 2016 near Roma, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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U.S. Takes Step to Require DNA Samples From Asylum-Seekers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. | The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily. | The official said the rules would not apply to legal permanent residents or anyone entering the U.S. legally, and children under 14 are e…
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Trump's border wall is a multi-billion dollar corporate handout
Nick Buxton | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-21
The militarisation of the US border has led to an increase in migrant deaths and a windfall for the security industry.
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USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan politicians as it doubles down on the coup
Leonardo Flores | mronline.org | 2019-10-21
The payment of Mr. Guaidó's representatives is a serious conflict of interest. Does the Guaidó team represent the Venezuelan people or the interests of the government that is paying their salaries? It is a point worth reiterating: a foreign politician is being paid by the United States to influence policy in the United States. | Source…
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Venezuela Government Hosts International Commune Congress
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-21
Maduro affirmed that popular power is "the soul" of the Bolivarian project.
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Detailed Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations
If Americans Knew | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Reposted from PCHRGaza (which publishes these detailed reports every single week): | Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 78 civilians injured, including 31 children. | West Bank: 4 civilians injured, including a child in the West Bank | During 74 incursions | …
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Where are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where are you, Barack Obama? Obama is still polling higher than any other politician, active or retired.
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General Strike Called in Chile in Support of Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-21
Miners and dockers unions in Chile called for a general strike in support of the protests against the government of President Sebastián Piñera, while the head of the National Defense Javier Iturriaga said Monday that he is not at war with anyone. | RELATED: | Chilean GOT Actor Pedro Pascal Shows Support for Protests | "The truth is that I am not at war with anyone," General Iturriaga said when asked about the latest statements by the president, who said Sunday he was "at war against…
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Protests in Haiti show signs of eventually producing change
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-21
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Food availability is uncertain for 60 percent of the people. Conditions are bleak, and bleaker still from shortages, rampant political corruption, and not much to show after two years of regular street protests. In the year prior to September, security forces killed 77 people. That month …
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Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke her hip the first time, she was running, with her son, on a football field. After the second break, when she fell in her kitchen, she recalls her only desire…
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The Putin-Nazis Are Coming (Again)!
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
So, it looks like that's it for America, folks. Putin has gone and done it again. He and his conspiracy of Putin-Nazis have "hacked," or "influenced," or "meddled in" our democracy. Unless Admiral Bill McRaven and his special ops cronies can ginny up a last-minute military coup, it's four more years of the Trumpian Reich, …
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'Not putting up with your Republican bulls**t!': Angry liberals accost Rand Paul
rt.com | 2019-10-21
Are last year's 'restaurant wars' kicking off again? Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) seems to think so, after he was confronted in a diner by two elderly, outraged liberals. | The Kentucky Republican was confronted by an elderly couple while dining in California on Friday. Paul's spokesperson described the pair as "aggressive lib[eral]s." | "You just ran into two people from New York, kiddo, and we're not putting up with your Republican bullshit," the woman says, after flipping off the camera. | In the background, her male partner can be heard saying "all right, we are Americans!" | The left blames incivility o…
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A Labour Government that Will Run Rail, Roads, Jobs, the NHS, Housing and Social Care with Responsible Care
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Today, Britain watches the dying moments of a mendacious Conservative Government and Party that has made the United Kingdom the laughing stock of both Europe and the world. Once the greatest economic and political force in history, now a comedy …
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"Zero Carbon", 5G Denial and "Green Neoliberal Globalization"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Why is it that the two words 'Zero Carbon' send a cool shiver down my spine? Is it the 'zero' or is it the 'carbon'? Or is it particularly the combination of the two? | I wasn't sure, until I looked-up …
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The 737 Max 8 Jet: Why Haven't Boeing's Executives Been Arrested?
Bryan Dyne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
A leaked conversation between two Boeing employees provides further evidence that even though the aerospace giant was well aware of potentially catastrophic problems of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet, it still decided to introduce the aircraft for commercial flights. …
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Don't Let Your News Be Silenced — Support Global Research
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
The world is changing — but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research stands at a pivotal moment in its 18-year history. Increasingly we are faced with new challenges regarding how to keep our content flowing and accessible to …
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Recipe for Disaster and The U.S. Military Industrial Empire
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
I tune into many cooking shows lately. They all have lots of recipes for just about any kind of dish one can imagine. Well, from our 21st Century Military Industrial Empire's Cookbook the most popular recipe is this one: Take …
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The Unflattering Veneer of Trump's Self-proclaimed Greatness
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
"It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair." — US president Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017 | The U.S. Economy …
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Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke her hip the first time, she was running, with her son, on a football field. After the second break, when she fell in her kitchen, she was in so much pain that she recalls her only desire as she was placed on a stretcher: "I just wanted 'the right pill.'" Marianne says her Catholic friends, who live nearby in the New York Catholic Worker community, persuaded her not to give up. They've long…
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The far right's war on culture
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-21
How to displace the great replacement: It really does boil down to us versus them.
nationofchange.org/2019/10/21/the-far-ri…

World economy "sleepwalking" to another financial crisis, warns former Bank of England chief
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
Mervyn King said the US would suffer a "financial Armageddon" if the Federal Reserve were not able to combat another crisis, with the world in a low growth trap.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/21/king…

Poll Projection: Left-Leaning Jagmeet Singh to Share Power with Trudeau in Canada
Doug Johnson Hatlem | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Late breaking momentum for the New Democratic Party (NDP) and its leader Jagmeet Singh according to Nanos, one of Canada's most respected polling firms, spells further trouble for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In almost all events, Trudeau appears headed toward a second term as Prime Minister of Canada when polls close across Canada this evening.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/21/poll-project…

Newark and New Jersey officials continue to dissemble about statewide lead poisoning crisis
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
Residents of Newark, New Jersey continue to be exposed to lead in their tap water, as city and state officials attempt to lie their way out of the crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/21/newa…

The Unflattering Veneer of Self-proclaimed Greatness
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. — US president Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017 The U.S. Economy is the envy of the world, as Europe and Asia slide ever toward recession. — …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/the-unflatter…

Natural gas vs. renewable energy: Beware the latest gas industry talking points
Derrick Jackson | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-21
When the blindfold is taken off, the so-called bridge is likely to look more like a chasm, with clouds of dust rising from the rubble of stranded assets.
nationofchange.org/2019/10/21/natural-ga…

The Collusion of Church and State
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Intrigued by the controversy that erupted over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech before the American Association of Christian Counselors last week in Nashville — it was titled "Being a Christian Leader" and was eventually removed from the State Department website — I wound up reading the whole speech. And I actually found one paragraph…
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Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Seattle is experiencing a luxury real estate boom, with thousands of new luxury residential and rental units in different stages of development. A decade from now, Seattle's skyline and population demographics will be fundamentally altered by decisions being made today. This boom does have benefits, providing jobs in the building trades and increasing property tax…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/21/who-is-buyin…

As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
"We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Assange Lawyer Decries 'Legally Unprecedented' Assault on Journalism as Judge Denies Request to Delay US Extradition Hearing
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
"This is part of an avowed war on whistleblowers to include investigative journalists and publishers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/21/assange…

'Go Home America. After You Made Our Sons Die': Outraged Syrian Kurds Throw Dirt and Rotten Food at Fleeing US Troops
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
"To the U.S. Army who are leaving northeast Syria, tell your children that the children of the Kurds were killed by the Turks and you did nothing to protect them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/21/go-home…

'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
The acidification of the Earth's oceans, which climate scientists warn is a dangerous effect of continued carbon emissions, was behind a mass extinction event 66 million years ago, according to a new study. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Climate Urgency Fuels Historic Gains for Greens as Swiss Voters Deliver Rebuke to 'Toxic Far-Right Political Narrative'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
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"I'm Willing to Fight for Someone I Don't Know": Sanders Speech Becomes Viral Rallying Cry
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
"There is an America that most people believe in," said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. "It is an ideal. It's not a reality yet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/21/im-will…

Warren's 'Transformational' Education Plan Takes Aim at Charter Schools and Vouchers, Vowing to Make Schools Safe and Equitable for All Students
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
After including proposals to ensure a safe and equitable learning environment for students across the country into a number of her policy plans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday tied her vision for America's public schools together with a comprehensive plan to give every child access to "high-quality public education—no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Wolf at the Door: Adventures in Fundraising With Cockburn
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
CounterPunch went online 20 years ago, just in time for Clinton's war on Serbia. Clinton's war was premeditated, our transit to the World-Wide Web was reluctant, at best. Cockburn's relationship with computers was hostile. Mine was indifferent. I surfed the web, like anyone else, but had no idea how it would be useful for us.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/21/the-wolf-at-…

Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-21
Seven Catholic peace activists are going on trial in Georgia today for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, who are known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The activists entered the base armed with just hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. Over the past four decades activists in the Plowshares movement have taken part in about 100 similar actions at nuclear arms facilities, beginning in 1980 at the General Electric nuclear mis…
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Will Humans Band Together to Save Our Own Lives?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
The far right is on a roll. Just a few years ago, liberals and conservatives would have considered its recent political victories a nightmare scenario. Right-wing extremists have won elections in the United States, Brazil, Hungary, India, and Poland. They pushed through the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. In the most recent European Parliament elections, far-right parties captured the most votes in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. | Sure, Trump is being impeached, Brexit is a mess, and the far rig…
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Brexit: From Post-truth to Post-democracy
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Post–truth is a philosophical and political concept that refers to "the disappearance of shared objective standards for truth" and the "circuitous slippage between facts or alt-facts, knowledge, opinion, belief, and truth. Post-democracy is a society that continues to …
globalresearch.ca/post-truth-post-democr…

Brexit: What could happen next in the unfolding political drama?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-21
It is the Monday after "Super Saturday" — when the commons held a weekend sitting for the first time in 37 years — but it did not go as Boris Johnson had hoped. So what now? | What happened on Saturday? : Johnson hoped it would be the day that parliament would back his deal, but it was not to be. His Brexit deal dream was scuppered — for now — by the much-talked-about Letwin amendment.MPs voted by a majority of 16 to back the amendment put forward by former cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin to withhold approval of the Brexit deal agreed between Johnson and Brussels "unless and until im…
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Selected Articles: US Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
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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Ms. Pumpkin Head for President: A Nightmare
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
The pumpkin head came alive as the eyes and mouth moved and then it started speaking in a voice that was familiar. Blond hair started sprouting from its head … I jumped back in fear and trembling as it started cackling, "I running, I running." I awoke with a scream when I realized it was Hillary Clinton.
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Pity the Kurds
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
President Donald Trump's abandonment of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria is another chapter in a sad and heartless game, repeatedly replayed, in which Kurdish forces are armed and used to achieve the strategic aims of rival nation-states and then discarded. (Drawing: Mr. Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Protest Pacifica Coup: 1999 Redoux? Stop The Coup!
Ad Hoc Committee | indybay.org | 2019-10-21
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 | 2019-10-21
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…

Berkeley Speak Out On Pacifica Coup, WBAI Shutdown & Public Comment At KPFA LSB
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-10-21
Before a meeting of the KPFA Local Station Board KPFA Pacifica supporters and KPFA LSB members spoke out about the shutdown of WBAI by a faction of the Pacifica National Board with an interim executive director John Vernile and with the support of KPFA General Manager Quincy McCoy…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/20/1882749…

StarShip Earth Meditative Vigil (Globally Synchronized)
TIM | indybay.org | 2019-10-21
Open invite to a meditative vigil: Project the terror, pain and suffering borne from poverty, racism and ignorance, evils of the war-economy, militarism, and the ecological holocaust back onto the omniciders. STOP the oncoming acts of omnicide!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/19/1882746…

Tulsi Gabbard Is Right, and Nancy Pelosi Wrong. It Was US Democrats Who Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. | One does not need to defend Trump's actions or ignore the dangers posed …
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There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria…
thenation.com/article/trump-syria-ro-kha…

Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons
Sam Husseini | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons…
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Excuses, Excuses: Now Hillary Clinton's Attacking Her Own Party's Candidates
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
"I'm not making any predictions, but I think [the Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," said Hillary Clinton on her former campaign manager's podcast. "They know they can't win without a third party candidate." Was Clinton referring to…
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No, Trump Isn't Bringing US Troops Home
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
A US soldier stands in an armoured personnel carrier as the US forces pull out of their base in the Northern Syrian town of Tal Tamr, on October 20, 2019. – US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria today, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/21/no-tru…

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-21
In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict.
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Bachelet Urges Government Dialogue and Peaceful Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-21
The High Commissioner of the United Nations Organization for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet asked Chilean President Sebastian Piñera to use dialogue as well as asking protesters to demonstrate peacefully. | RELATED: | Chile Unrest Rages on as 11 Dead Amid Curfew, Militarization | "I urge the Government to work with all sectors of society towards solutions that help calm the situation," Bachelet said in a statement. | The former Chilean president admitted feeling "very sad…
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The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye"
Brian Terrell | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug deep into my closet and dusted off the transcript of the case,…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/21/the-united-s…

Governments remain silent as evidence mounts that Turkey is using white phosphorus
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-10-21
Warning: this article contains images that some readers may find distressing | Social media has been swamped with photos and videos of people with burns so horrific that it's a miracle they've survived. Turkey has been accused of using white phosphorus on…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/…

Myopic Morality: The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
It's a nice story if you don't think beyond it: former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, sitting in the Cowboys' owner's luxury suite with Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi at a Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers NFL game. "People were upset," DeGeneres was quoted as saying. "They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president. . . . A lot of people were mad . And they did what people do when they're mad . . . they tweet." Rather than sharing any negative tweets, DeGeneres offered a positive one: " 'Ellen and George Bush together makes me have fait…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/21/myopic-moral…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Backed Bernie Sanders Over Elizabeth Warren
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-21
On stage at a rally in Queens on Saturday, and in interviews beforehand with The Intercept, NBC News, and CBS News, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expounded on her decision to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary. Perhaps as important as her endorsement was the motivation behind it: If Ocasio-Cortez portrayed Sanders as the only trustworthy candidate in a field of sellouts and shills, it could make uniting the party after the nomination — either behind Sanders or one of his opponents — that much more difficult. But Ocasio-Cor…
theintercept.com/2019/10/21/alexandria-o…

Live Updates: Vote Count Starts in Key Bolivia Election
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
Bolivians voted in an election on Sunday to decide whether to extend the rule of President Evo Morales to nearly two decades amid a rise in right-wing governments in the region who have been facing major protests in neighboring Chile, Ecuador and Argentina over harsh austerity measures. | RELATED: | Bolivia Analysis: What If Evo Morales Loses Elections? | Morales, widely known as just "Evo," is the favorite to win, with most polls showing as scoring a first-round victory, while some…
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