Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

2019-10-24: News Headlines

Courage Foundation (2019-10-25). 'Unacceptable Practices' in the OPCW's Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria on April 7th 2018. globalresearch.ca The Courage Foundation convened a panel of concerned individuals from the fields of disarmament, international law, journalism, military operations, medicine and intelligence in Brussels on October 15th. The panel met with a member of the investigation team from …

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-25). Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn. globalresearch.ca Neoliberalism is — literally — burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social …

RT (2019-10-25). DOJ opens criminal probe into 'Russiagate' investigation after administrative review — report. rt.com The US Department of Justice has reportedly moved to launch a criminal inquiry into the roots of the 'Russiagate' probe, which fizzled after failing to uncover any damning evidence of collusion between the US president and Moscow. | Also on rt.com | | Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide | A months-long review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the ill-fated Russia investigation, repeatedly denounced by US President Donald Trump as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt," h…

Sara Flounders (2019-10-24). U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked. workers.org 'Rally in a box' being unpacked, Oct. 13, New York City. I watched as a prefab "rally in a box" about Hong Kong opened up here on Oct. 13. I don't know if this rally was funded directly by the notorious U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, a congressionally funded agency . . . | Continue reading U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked at Workers.org

Sara Flounders (2019-10-24). U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria. workers.org Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria or in surrounding countries. The schools, mosques, churches and community . . . | Continue reading U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria at Workers.org

Nozomi Hayase (2019-10-24). Assange's Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire. commondreams.org UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Canciller√≠a del Ecuador) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-24). Case Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and Surveillance. globalresearch.ca While Australian journalists bonded and broke break in condemning national security legislation that some of them had previously supported, one figure was barely mentioned. Julian Assange was making his first public appearance since April for a case management hearing at …

WSWS (2019-10-24). Julian Assange's court hearing in London: Britain stages a lawless show-trial. wsws.org The appearance of Assange, ill and defenceless, before a magistrate who showed contempt for the law, makes clear that the persecution of the award-winning journalist has been a pseudo-legal travesty from the beginning.

Pablo Solón (2019-10-24). The Uncertain Aftermath of the Bolivian Elections. globalresearch.ca Bolivians went to the polls on Sunday, October 20, 2019. According to the country's electoral system, in order to avoid a second round in presidential elections the leading candidate must secure 51 per cent of the vote, or more …

teleSUR (2019-10-24). Local, Regional Election Campaign Closes in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia is preparing to hold on its first local and regional elections since the signing of the peace agreement in 2016 on Oct. 27, as campaigns close across the country. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares For Highly-Anticipated, Contested General Elections | The candidates started last Sunday the closing of their campaigns which ended this Thur…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-24). Tulsi a Russian Asset? Censored by Google and YouTube. globalresearch.ca Time and again, clear evidence proves democracy in America is pure fantasy — how it's been from inception, notably today under its money-controlled system, most politicians bought like toothpaste. | One-party rule with two extremist right wings serves privileged interests exclusively …

Staff (2019-10-24). Why Did Republicans Storm a Closed Impeachment Hearing? truthout.org Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S…

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-24). Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-in-Chief. globalresearch.ca The negotiations in Sochi were long — over six hours — tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map …

Staff (2019-10-24). Trump Brings the Troops Home… to Iraq. truthout.org "He does what he says he is going to do." This is the line I've heard time and again from Donald Trump's supporters in their seemingly endless quest to defend the indefensible. "He keeps his promises." | Unpacking this kind of enforced self-delusion is usually a challenge, given the fervency with which Trump's people cling to their cognitive dissonance regarding the man and his behavior. In the matter of Syria, the troops and the truth, however, Trump has lied in a way that even his most devout believers should find difficult to st…

Staff (2019-10-24). Syria Says Turkish-Led Forces Attacked Its Troops. truthdig.com BEIRUT — Turkish forces and their allies attacked Syrian government troops in northeastern Syria on Thursday, killing some of them, and they also clashed with Kurdish-led fighters, the state news agency in Damascus and a war monitoring group said. | The fighting underscored the risks of violence as multiple and often opposing armed forces jostle for new positions in the tight quarters of the northeastern border zone. | Most worrisome has been the prospect of a collision between forces of the Syrian government and those backed by Turkey, which include Syrian rebel fighters and Islamic extremists opposed to P…

Staff (2019-10-24). Turkish Invasion of Syria Is Latest Chapter in History of US Betraying Kurds. truthout.org Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald Trump's early October removal of some US troops from the area. Trump's acti…

Staff (2019-10-24). Conflict Between Trump and Military-Diplomatic Establishment Is Full of Hypocrisy. therealnews.com We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out—but neither side is getting it right.

Staff (2019-10-24). Trump: The Job of Our Military Is Not to Police the World. truthdig.com In a statement on U.S. military operations in Syria, the president says, "We're getting out. Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand."

Eds. (2019-10-24). Syria: exposing western radical collaboration with imperialism. mronline.org Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position despite the internal contradictions or problems that exist within a state in the Global South. | Source

WSWS (2019-10-24). No to the German-European security zone in Syria! wsws.org The call by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for an international security zone in northern Syria marks a new stage in the revival of German militarism.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-24). Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup. The Imposition of a Neoliberal Agenda. globalresearch.ca In early 1970s, in a note to the CIA, Henry Kissinger recommended "Make the economy scream." The same concept has been applied to Venezuela, with advanced techniques of financial warfare.

Liberation Staff Chicago (2019-10-24). Chicago teachers strike for their students. liberationnews.org The teachers and support staff who are bravely standing up show the way forward for all workers.

Tim Libretti (2019-10-24). Trump needs to be brought to UN on charges of genocide. peoplesworld.org While the Turkish continue to deny this history to this day, in 1915 the nation of Turkey engaged in a genocide of the Armenian people. The mass killing reduced the Armenian population from two million to 400,000. The denial of genocide, of course, is nothing new; it has a long tradition at home in the …

Eds. (2019-10-24). Neoliberalism, hell no! mronline.org Former Vice-President Elias Jaua looks at the current anti-neoliberal uprisings in Ecuador and Argentina through the lens of decades of similar struggle in Venezuela. | Source

Joe Emersberger (2019-10-24). Ecuador's Austerity Measures, Repression Based on Media Lies. globalresearch.ca Bernie Sanders tweeted an Associated Press article in the LA Times ( 10/14/19) about Ecuador's recent protests, in which eight protesters were killed in 11 days. "Economic elites keep pushing austerity worldwide, making life unbearable for working people," Sanders …

Staff (2019-10-24). Corporate Media Sides With Chile and Ecuador's Oppressors. truthdig.com Working people are rising up against austerity, yet our political press only sees fit to describe the threat they pose to law and order.

teleSUR (2019-10-24). Indigenous Organizations To Sue Ecuador for Human Rights Abuses. telesurenglish.net The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador announced Thursday that it will file a legal coplaint against the State of Ecuador for violating the human rights of Indigenous leaders during the anti-government protests that rocked the country for at least 12 days. | RELATED: | Ecuadorean Gov't, CONAIE Discuss New Decree on Fuel Subsidies | In a statement published on Twitter, the organizations part of the CONAIE said that the complaint will be filed before national and i…

Staff (2019-10-24). Corporate Media Side With Chile's and Ecuador's Oppressors. truthdig.com Working people are rising up against austerity, yet our political press only sees fit to describe the threat they pose to law and order.

Akela Lacy (2019-10-24). Ilhan Omar Explains Why She Endorsed Bernie Sanders — and Why She Blames Mark Zuckerberg for Enabling Threats Against Her. theintercept.com In an interview with The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped place a target on her back.

Staff (2019-10-24). The Case for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing. truthdig.com What follows is a conversation between professor Bill Black and Greg Wilpert of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…

Staff (2019-10-24). Trump Impeachment Case Keeps Getting Stronger. therealnews.com White collar criminologist Bill Black outlines why the case against Trump was strong even without a quid pro quo with Ukraine, and that his defense strategy now gives reason for obstruction of justice charges.

teleSUR (2019-10-24). US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment. telesurenglish.net United States Republicans Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with an ally of the president introducing a U.S. Senate resolution calling the procedures used by House of Representatives Democrats unfair. | RELATED: | Unruly Bunch: US Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Trump Impeachment Inquiry | Forty-four of the 53 Republicans in the 100-seat Senate have signed on to the resolution, which urges the House to hold a formal vot…

WSWS (2019-10-24). Trump urges congressional Republicans to "take the gloves off" in impeachment crisis. wsws.org The White House has been panicked by signs of erosion of support against impeachment among congressional Republicans.

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-24). USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change. thegrayzone.com USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó's team as they…

patrick (2019-10-24). #ShutDownDC General Meeting—December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions. strikedc.org Thursday, November 7 at 6: 30 pm Malcolm X Opportunity Center13351 Alabama Ave, SE, Washington DCNear the Congress Heights Metro Station (Green/Yellow) The week of September 20th, more than 6 million people all around the world answered the Youth Climate Strike call to action by walking out of school, skipping work and taking bold action for climate … | Continue reading "#ShutDownDC General Meeting—December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions"

Steve Rutchinski (2019-10-24). Canada's Seizure, Sale and Disbursement of Iranian Assets Are Acts of a Hooligan and Wrecker of International Law. globalresearch.ca Documents recently filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reveal that some $30 million realized from the seizure and sale of Iranian government assets in Canada have been transferred to American families who filed for compensation under the Justice …

Robert Hunziker (2019-10-24). XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency. dissidentvoice.org Extinction Rebellion ("XR") has hit the world stage like a flash of light with participants in more than 70 countries all within one year's time. Its allure is simply "telling the truth" about the climate crisis… for a change. A breath of fresh air in a world filled with deceit and lies by people in …

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-10-24). ExxonMobil's climate fraud case finally goes to trial. nationofchange.org "This will only be the second climate-change case ever to go to trial in the United States."

Joseph Thomas (2019-10-24). US Agitators in Asia "United" over Hong Kong Chaos. globalresearch.ca Despite the chaos created across Hong Kong, the vast majority of the region's inhabitants do not support the growing violence nor do they benefit from it in any way. | As is typical in other regions of the world the US …

RT (2019-10-24). Pence blasts US corporations for bowing to China — says they should bow to Washington instead. rt.com US corporations "should stand up for American values," but instead they are "wholly owned" by the "authoritarian regime" in China, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech, singling out Nike and the NBA for criticism. | China has been trying to export its domestic censorship by playing on corporate greed and pressuring corporate America to toe the party line, the VP argued, in a speech on US-China relations on Thursday. As examples, he brought up the basketball league penalizing a manager after comments made in support of protesters in Hong Kong, at which Chinese authorities were offended. | "Some of the NBA…

WSWS (2019-10-24). WeWork CEO walks away with $1.7 billion as mass layoffs planned at failing office rental company. wsws.org While Adam Neumann receives an outrageous "golden parachute," a jobs massacre is expected at the company which currently operates offices in 29 countries around the world.

Emile Schepers (2019-10-24). With conviction of president's brother, protest in Honduras reaches boiling point. peoplesworld.org Since the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party in 2017, mass protests have been ongoing in the streets of Honduran cities. That election was considered fraudulent by many, but now a court decision in the United States has added to the anger against Hernández, a close ally of the …

Ben Norton (2019-10-24). Honduras is ruled by a US-backed drug cartel — and the country's opposition just united to oust it. thegrayzone.com "The process of uniting the opposition has begun, to oust the DRUG TRAFFICKERS, who rule us with the dictatorship of…

teleSUR (2019-10-24). President Maduro Arrives for Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived Thursday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to participate in the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which kicks off today and Friday. | RELATED: | NAM To Study Sanctions Effects by World Powers: Arreaza | Upon arriving, President Maduro said that "Venezuela is standing, vi…

Monica Moorehead (2019-10-24). New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!'. workers.org A Workers World Party forum on "Resisting Sanctions & U.S. Economic Warfare, from China to Zimbabwe" was held in New York City on Oct. 17, featuring two speakers. Omowale Clay, Oct. 17. Omowale Clay, a longtime leader of the December 12th Movement, has been a main organizer in building solidarity . . . | Continue reading New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!' at Workers.org

Arnold R. Isaacs (2019-10-24). The White House Targets Refugees, Green Card Applicants, and Poor Immigrants. counterpunch.org On September 26th, President Donald Trump's White House announced that, in 2020, refugee admissions to the United States will be limited to 18,000, drastically lower than any yearly ceiling over the past 40 years. Along with that announcement, the White House released a separate executive orderintended to upend many years of precedent by giving state More

Kei Otsuki (2019-10-24). Is It Time to Engage With the Destroyers of the Amazon Rainforest? commondreams.org Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the Brazilian state of Rond√¥nia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-10-24). I Rebel, Therefore We Exist. counterpunch.org When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke of her origins and family today (19 October 2019), I remembered my own story because they are so similar. My mother, too, is a lovely Puertorriqueña; I too was born in the Boogie-Town island stolen from the American Indians (Manhattan); we too lived in Parkchester, in the Bronx, in a basement More

Staff (2019-10-24). Watch Ocasio-Cortez's Epic Takedown of Mark Zuckerberg (Video). truthdig.com At Wednesday's congressional hearings about Libra, Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to question founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about more than a couple of things he likely wasn't expecting. Probably one of the most memorable questions came when AOC, as the congressmember is known, asked the Facebook CEO about the content of the discussions at his "ongoing dinner parties with far-right figures." Another great moment came when she asked Zuckerberg if he'd take down false political advertisements and he responded with, "Lying is bad," but refused to say what he'd…

teleSUR (2019-10-24). AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg for 'Far-right Dinner Parties'. telesurenglish.net Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by progressive U.S. lawmakers asking questions on election interference, free speech, hate groups and fake news. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | "In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook's past behavior with respect to our democracy," New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, before asking Zuckerberg when he had first…

Eds. (2019-10-24). The struggle to live in the present. mronline.org In Capital Is Dead, Mckenzie Wark argues that the dominance of the capitalist class may be ending. In order to grasp this epochal transition, leftists must follow the young Marx—and abandon or adapt inherited modes of thought. | Source

Eds. (2019-10-24). America sponsors far-right holocaust revisionist exhibit in Kiev (Part I). mronline.org Why is a major federal agency funded by Congress helping push this bile on the Ukrainian people? | Source

RT (2019-10-24). 'Fundamentally broken': Student loan official with Trump admin quits, calls for debt forgiveness and wants to be a senator. rt.com A Trump administration student loan official has left his post, blasting a "broken" loan system and calling for college debt forgiveness. Though it's is a popular progressive view, he's planning to run for office as Republican. | A. Wayne Johnson stepped down from his post at the Office of Federal Student Aid on Thursday, offering a blistering critique of a system that has saddled the average borrower with tens of thousands of dollars in debt that cannot be canceled or, increasingly, repaid. Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and 40 percent of them are expected to default on it by 2023. | Also o…

Eds. (2019-10-24). Police killed CPN leader Paudel in cold blood: NHRC. mronline.org The NHRC has recommended that the government should investigate officers issuing orders to police officials who acted against Paudel and bring them to book. | Source

RT (2019-10-24). Fired New York police officer implicated in death of Eric Garner sues to get job back at department. rt.com The NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner (a suspect accused of selling loose cigarettes) with a chokehold in 2014 and was later fired for lying about the incident has filed a lawsuit in hopes of being re-hired. | Ex-officer Daniel Pantaleo brought the suit on Wednesday, arguing his termination was "arbitrary and capricious," after a disciplinary hearing in June determined his use of a chokehold maneuver prohibited by his department was "reckless" and recommended he be fired. | Under New York's civil code, which gives public employees means of redress for government rulings, Pantaleo has the right to appeal his…

A.M. Hennessey (2019-10-24). Segregation, Wealth and Education: the Politics of Liberal San Francisco's 'Separate But Equal'. counterpunch.org The actual foundation of racism is not ignorance and hate, but self-interest, particularly economic and political and cultural. — Ibram X. Kendi A recent New York Times article about the segregation of schools across the district of San Francisco (San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse) cites president More

Michael Welton (2019-10-24). Honneth's Resolution: Philosophical Grounding for the Emancipation of Labour. counterpunch.org Alex Honneth's essay, "Labor and interaction: a redefinition," in his book, The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition (2012), revisits an earlier attempt to find moral norms immanent in the capitalist mode of production. His first one failed; his second carries promise to provide the moral grounding that could animate labour and More

P. Sainath (2019-10-24). The Courier and His Anti-British barrage. counterpunch.org He sits calm and unruffled by the blazing heat on a small bridge atop this compact dam in Kolhapur that he brought into being over half a century ago. Patiently continuing to answer questions we had sprung on him earlier at lunch. He also walks, sprightly and energetic, all over the bridge with us — More

George Ochenski (2019-10-24). The Alternate Reality of Congressman Greg Gianforte. counterpunch.org Montanans have known for a long time that U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has a minimal grasp on reality. I mean, who else would build a museum claiming humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark? But late last week, in an interview with reporter Tom Lutey, Gianforte outdid himself by More

John Bachtell (2019-10-24). Warren rallies with striking teachers, calls for structural education reforms. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — "Everyone in America should support this strike. Because when you fight, you don't just fight for yourselves. You fight for the children of this city and this country," declared Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "I believe in you. I believe in the work that you do every day." Warren stopped at Oscar …

Alan MacLeod (2019-10-24). Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer – Government penetration and control over media of little interest to those who are subject to it. fair.org by Alan MacLeod Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) | A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army's 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2…

Michael Jansen (2019-10-24). Lebanon Protest Movement: Demanding Total Change of State's Political Framework. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets and squares across Lebanon to call for the fall of the country's political class, which they accuse of looting the country. They also demand an end to the sectarian …

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-24). Trump and Erdogan Are Alike: Both Are 'Thin-Skinned' and Relied on 'Deplorables' to Win. globalresearch.ca The apparent communications problems that have arisen between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are basically due to Trump's failure to understand that Erdogan is essentially his Turkish counterpart in more ways that the title of …

Ted Rall (2019-10-24). Gen X Faces a Bleak, Impoverished Old Age. counterpunch.org In 1991 the demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss published their awkwardly-titled tome "13th Gen," about Generation X—the Americans born between 1961 and 1981. If Xers had paid attention they would have committed suicide. "Child poverty, employment, wages, home ownership, arrest records — in every category, this generation, the 13th since the American Revolution, is More

commondreams (2019-10-24). Failing Nuclear Industry Pushing for $23 Billion Federal Bailout. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Hugo Turner (2019-10-24). El Salvador: War and Revolution. globalresearch.ca One of the more horrifying chapters in the history of American imperialism took place in the tiny nation of El Salvador in the 1980's. At least 75,000 civilians were killed in order to stop a revolution in an impoverished country. …

WSWS (2019-10-24). Recriminations within Brazilian ruling classes over Trump's OECD snub. wsws.org Contrary to expectations, the US State Department didn't propose Brazil for OECD membership, triggering a wave of criticism of Bolsonaro for the diplomatic failure.

Kary Love (2019-10-24). A Soldier or a "Killing Machine"? counterpunch.org "We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill!" Donald J. Trump tweeted October 12, 2019 regarding the case of Maj. Mathew Golsteyn a former Green Beret who is on trial for killing an unarmed Afghan man in 2010, a killing Golsteyn twice admitted. This statement was made by the More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-24). Equine Hypocrisies: Race Horses for the Knackery. counterpunch.org It was always a probable fact: the dark consequences of having what is termed in Australia a "racing" industry, where breeds do battle on the track, sponsored and watered by the money of an industry that sees no sign of contracting. Curiously, most states within the Australian Commonwealth boast a racing minister to mind the More

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2019-10-24). The White Helmets: A Terrorist Organization Supported by the Trump Administration. globalresearch.ca The White Helmets are a terrorist affiliate of ISIS and al-Nusra front and not paramedics. A British secret service agent created these pseudo paramedics terrorists with the financial support of Western countries. Great Britain, France, Germany, and the U. S …

Olga Gertcyk (2019-10-24). Northern Reindeer that Roamed Taymyr Peninsula Are at the Brink of Extinction. globalresearch.ca More than 40,000 wild reindeer perished since the last count in 2017, said scientists who returned from a major expedition to the Taymyr Peninsula. | The Yenisei group of reindeer has disappeared entirely while the westernmost group living along the Tareya …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2019-10-24). Donald Trump: An American Tragedy for the U.S. and the Entire World. globalresearch.ca If the Donald Trump problem were only a domestic U.S. problem, hope would be that the US legal system would be able to manage it. However, the man not only professes to be above American laws, he also talks and acts as if there were no international law.

Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz (2019-10-24). We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe. globalresearch.ca The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's 5G. Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is …

Larry Romanoff (2019-10-24). History of Chinese Inventions. The Present and the Future. Recent Chinese State of the Art Innovations. globalresearch.ca China as a nation has the longest and by far the most vast record of inventions in the history of the world. It is now reliably estimated that more than 60% of all the knowledge existing in the world today …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-24). Apocalypse Now? "War is Profitable" globalresearch.ca Every high school and college student, and all their parents and grandparents should watch Francis Ford Cappola's Apocalypse Now Redux. This is the 2001 re-cut and extended version of his 1979 classic of the same name. Set in Vietnam at …

Instituto Humanitas Unisinos (2019-10-24). De um Chile desperto a um Brasil hibernando. globalresearch.ca "Onde està£o as foràßas progressistas e os chamados movimentos sociais? Com isso, um governo sem rumo se mantém pela inércia e um presidente incapaz pode andar passeando pelo mundo sem que nada aconteàßa. Como sair da anomia? Desafio para partidos …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-24). Suddenly Outspoken Generals Rally Around the Wrong Cause. truthdig.com Now they've decided to speak out! For years, I've published searing critiques of America's senior generals and admirals for their failure to speak out publicly against U.S. foreign policy and warmongering. Specifically, I've argued that it's their duty to loudly dissent, and if necessary resign, in opposition to the nation's ongoing, ill-advised, illegal and unwinnable forever wars. | Now, in a rather dark bit of irony, the [md…

WSWS (2019-10-24). Canada: NDP, unions eager to prop up Trudeau Liberal government. wsws.org The social-democratic politicians and their union allies intend to prop up the pro-austerity, pro-war Liberals under the guise of providing Canadians with "progressive" government.

Joel Bellman (2019-10-24). As President Trump Abuses His Power, Why Is Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Trying to Criminalize Dissent? commondreams.org One juror summed it all up when he commented afterward: "I don't know why they even prosecuted the case. It was a complete waste of taxpayer money." (Photo: Joe Gratz/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

William Astore (2019-10-24). Killing Me Softly With Militarism. commondreams.org A state of permanent war is considered America's new normal. (Photo: U.S. Army Photo by John Pellino/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Timothy A. Wise (2019-10-24). Rome Summit Takes Bold Step Toward Agroecology. commondreams.org "Agroecology is the only solution we have to address the multiple crises we are facing." (Photo: Public domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-24). Now the Generals Speak Up? truthdig.com Now they've decided to speak out! For years, I've published searing critiques of America's senior generals and admirals for their failure to speak out publicly against U.S. foreign policy and warmongering. Specifically, I've argued that it's their duty to loudly dissent, and if necessary resign, in opposition to the nation's ongoing, ill-advised, illegal and unwinnable forever wars. | Now, in a rather dark bit of irony, the [md…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-24). "That's Not How We Defeat Trump": Biden Campaign, Reversing Course, Will Work With Super PACs. commondreams.org "The former Vice President has been unable to generate grassroots support, and now his campaign is endorsing an effort to buy the primary through a super PAC that can rake in unlimited cash from billionaires and corporations." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-24). House Homeland Security Chair Demands Sergeant at Arms 'Take Action' Against Republicans Who Stormed Impeachment Hearing. commondreams.org Rep. Bennie Thompson called the GOP stunt an "unprecedented breach of security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-24). 'Lifeline for Millions': Sanders and Warren Urge Congress to Increase Community Health Center Funding Before It Expires Next Month. commondreams.org "Congress must expand—and not allow any cuts to—the comprehensive medical treatment that so many millions of people depend on through community health centers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-24). Nuclear Industry's $23 Billion Bailout Request Shows Why It Should Have 'No Role to Play' in Solving Climate Crisis: Study. commondreams.org "For the sake of taxpayers, electricity consumers and the climate, Congress must stop this endless nuclear boondoggle." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-24). 'We Have to Get This Right': Historic Bill in US House Would Create Specific Protections for Climate Refugees. commondreams.org Rep. Nydia Vel√°zquez on Wednesday introduced historic legislation in the Democrat-controlled House that would establish formal federal protections in the United States for refugees fleeing impacts of the human-caused global climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-24). #NoMusicForICE: 300+ Musicians Pledge to Boycott Amazon-Sponsored Events and Partnerships Over Contracts With US Agencies. commondreams.org More than 300 musicians on Thursday pledged not to participate in exclusive partnerships with Amazon or events sponsored by the company unless it severs ties with law enforcement and government agencies that enforce the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-24). 'Outrageous': Analysis Shows $1.7 Billion Payout for WeWork CEO Equal to Years of Salary for Company's Expected 4,000 Laid Off Workers. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-24). Sanders Campaign Calls on Biden—and All 2020 Democrats—to Reject Any Help From Shadowy Super PACs. commondreams.org Such groups, said campaign manager Faiz Shakir, "exist for one reason and one reason only: to help billionaires and corporations bankroll a presidential campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

True Publica (2019-10-24). Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement — Don't Believe MSM Optimism. globalresearch.ca In our article The Brexit Catch 22 we said that the government — "started its own fire, bought no extinguisher and now everyone is engulfed in its flames where a never-ending amount of fuel is added. It's like being …

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-24). Don't Call it Ethnic Cleansing: Erasing Turkey's State Terrorism in Syria. counterpunch.org Turkey's incursion into northern Syria is a continuation of its longstanding policy of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds. This policy dates back decades, and is pursued in the name of fighting the "terrorism" of Kurdish nationalists who seek an independent Kurdistan. But Turkey's policies amount to a vicious form of state terrorism and collective punishment against an entire people. More

Staff (2019-10-24). Headlines for October 24, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Citing Ceasefire Agreement, Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing, Trump's Lawyer Argues the President Can't Be Prosecuted for Murder, Death Toll in Chile Protests Rises to 18 as Human Rights Groups Allege Torture, Spain Removes Remains of Francisco Franco from National Mausoleum, Julian Assange Appears Frail and Confused in London Court Hearing, 39 Bodies Found in Tractor-Trailer in Southeast England, Honduran Woman's Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent, Immigrant Worker Injured in New Orleans Hotel Collapse Arrested by ICE, California Utili…

Staff (2019-10-24). Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis. democracynow.org President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…

Staff (2019-10-24). GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct. democracynow.org Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor told congressional lawmakers that the Trump administration held up $…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-24). Erdogan Wants the Bomb. globalresearch.ca "Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable": this statement by President Erdogan reveals that the crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in Syria. In Turkey, during …

Robert C. Koehler (2019-10-24). Clinton, Stein, Gabbard, and the Deconstruction of RussiaGate. commondreams.org Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC .Clinton delivered remarks before recognizing the winners of the 2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Global Research News (2019-10-24). Selected Articles: 5G Cell Phone Radiation is Not Safe. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Amy Wilentz (2019-10-24). Haiti Is in the Streets. thenation.com Haiti Is in the Streets…

Robert L. Borosage (2019-10-24). Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name. thenation.com Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name…

2019-10-24: Social Media Postees

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'Unacceptable Practices' in the OPCW's Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria on April 7th 2018
Courage Foundation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
The Courage Foundation convened a panel of concerned individuals from the fields of disarmament, international law, journalism, military operations, medicine and intelligence in Brussels on October 15th. The panel met with a member of the investigation team from …
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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
Neoliberalism is — literally — burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social …
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DOJ opens criminal probe into 'Russiagate' investigation after administrative review — report
rt.com | 2019-10-25
The US Department of Justice has reportedly moved to launch a criminal inquiry into the roots of the 'Russiagate' probe, which fizzled after failing to uncover any damning evidence of collusion between the US president and Moscow. | Also on rt.com | | Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide | A months-long review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the ill-fated Russia investigation, repeatedly denounced by US President Donald Trump as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt," h…
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U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-24
'Rally in a box' being unpacked, Oct. 13, New York City. I watched as a prefab "rally in a box" about Hong Kong opened up here on Oct. 13. I don't know if this rally was funded directly by the notorious U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, a congressionally funded agency . . . | Continue reading U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked at Workers.org
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U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-24
Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria or in surrounding countries. The schools, mosques, churches and community . . . | Continue reading U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria at Workers.org
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Assange's Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire
Nozomi Hayase | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Canciller√≠a del Ecuador) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Case Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and Surveillance
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
While Australian journalists bonded and broke break in condemning national security legislation that some of them had previously supported, one figure was barely mentioned. Julian Assange was making his first public appearance since April for a case management hearing at …
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Julian Assange's court hearing in London: Britain stages a lawless show-trial
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The appearance of Assange, ill and defenceless, before a magistrate who showed contempt for the law, makes clear that the persecution of the award-winning journalist has been a pseudo-legal travesty from the beginning.
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The Uncertain Aftermath of the Bolivian Elections
Pablo Solón | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Bolivians went to the polls on Sunday, October 20, 2019. According to the country's electoral system, in order to avoid a second round in presidential elections the leading candidate must secure 51 per cent of the vote, or more …
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Local, Regional Election Campaign Closes in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
Colombia is preparing to hold on its first local and regional elections since the signing of the peace agreement in 2016 on Oct. 27, as campaigns close across the country. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares For Highly-Anticipated, Contested General Elections | The candidates started last Sunday the closing of their campaigns which ended this Thur…
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Tulsi a Russian Asset? Censored by Google and YouTube
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Time and again, clear evidence proves democracy in America is pure fantasy — how it's been from inception, notably today under its money-controlled system, most politicians bought like toothpaste. | One-party rule with two extremist right wings serves privileged interests exclusively …
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Why Did Republicans Storm a Closed Impeachment Hearing?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S…
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Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-in-Chief
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
The negotiations in Sochi were long — over six hours — tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map …
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Trump Brings the Troops Home… to Iraq
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
"He does what he says he is going to do." This is the line I've heard time and again from Donald Trump's supporters in their seemingly endless quest to defend the indefensible. "He keeps his promises." | Unpacking this kind of enforced self-delusion is usually a challenge, given the fervency with which Trump's people cling to their cognitive dissonance regarding the man and his behavior. In the matter of Syria, the troops and the truth, however, Trump has lied in a way that even his most devout believers should find difficult to st…
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Turkish Invasion of Syria Is Latest Chapter in History of US Betraying Kurds
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald Trump's early October removal of some US troops from the area. Trump's acti…
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Syria Says Turkish-Led Forces Attacked Its Troops
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
BEIRUT — Turkish forces and their allies attacked Syrian government troops in northeastern Syria on Thursday, killing some of them, and they also clashed with Kurdish-led fighters, the state news agency in Damascus and a war monitoring group said. | The fighting underscored the risks of violence as multiple and often opposing armed forces jostle for new positions in the tight quarters of the northeastern border zone. | Most worrisome has been the prospect of a collision between forces of the Syrian government and those backed by Turkey, which include Syrian rebel fighters and Islamic extremists opposed to P…
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No to the German-European security zone in Syria!
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The call by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for an international security zone in northern Syria marks a new stage in the revival of German militarism.
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Syria: exposing western radical collaboration with imperialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position despite the internal contradictions or problems that exist within a state in the Global South. | Source…
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Conflict Between Trump and Military-Diplomatic Establishment Is Full of Hypocrisy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-24
We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out–but neither side is getting it right.
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Trump: The Job of Our Military Is Not to Police the World
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
In a statement on U.S. military operations in Syria, the president says, "We're getting out. Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand."
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Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup. The Imposition of a Neoliberal Agenda
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
In early 1970s, in a note to the CIA, Henry Kissinger recommended "Make the economy scream." The same concept has been applied to Venezuela, with advanced techniques of financial warfare.
globalresearch.ca/chile-september-11-197…

Chicago teachers strike for their students
Liberation Staff Chicago | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-24
The teachers and support staff who are bravely standing up show the way forward for all workers.
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Trump needs to be brought to UN on charges of genocide
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-24
While the Turkish continue to deny this history to this day, in 1915 the nation of Turkey engaged in a genocide of the Armenian people. The mass killing reduced the Armenian population from two million to 400,000. The denial of genocide, of course, is nothing new; it has a long tradition at home in the …
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Neoliberalism, hell no!
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
Former Vice-President Elias Jaua looks at the current anti-neoliberal uprisings in Ecuador and Argentina through the lens of decades of similar struggle in Venezuela. | Source…
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Ecuador's Austerity Measures, Repression Based on Media Lies
Joe Emersberger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Bernie Sanders tweeted an Associated Press article in the LA Times ( 10/14/19) about Ecuador's recent protests, in which eight protesters were killed in 11 days. "Economic elites keep pushing austerity worldwide, making life unbearable for working people," Sanders …
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Indigenous Organizations To Sue Ecuador for Human Rights Abuses
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador announced Thursday that it will file a legal coplaint against the State of Ecuador for violating the human rights of Indigenous leaders during the anti-government protests that rocked the country for at least 12 days. | RELATED: | Ecuadorean Gov't, CONAIE Discuss New Decree on Fuel Subsidies | In a statement published on Twitter, the organizations part of the CONAIE said that the complaint will be filed before national and i…
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Corporate Media Side With Chile's and Ecuador's Oppressors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
Working people are rising up against austerity, yet our political press only sees fit to describe the threat they pose to law and order.
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-media-si…

Corporate Media Sides With Chile and Ecuador's Oppressors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
Working people are rising up against austerity, yet our political press only sees fit to describe the threat they pose to law and order.
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-media-si…

Ilhan Omar Explains Why She Endorsed Bernie Sanders — and Why She Blames Mark Zuckerberg for Enabling Threats Against Her
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-24
In an interview with The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped place a target on her back.
theintercept.com/2019/10/24/ilhan-omar-b…

Trump Impeachment Case Keeps Getting Stronger
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-24
White collar criminologist Bill Black outlines why the case against Trump was strong even without a quid pro quo with Ukraine, and that his defense strategy now gives reason for obstruction of justice charges.
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The Case for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
What follows is a conversation between professor Bill Black and Greg Wilpert of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…
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Trump urges congressional Republicans to "take the gloves off" in impeachment crisis
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The White House has been panicked by signs of erosion of support against impeachment among congressional Republicans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/trmp…

US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
United States Republicans Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with an ally of the president introducing a U.S. Senate resolution calling the procedures used by House of Representatives Democrats unfair. | RELATED: | Unruly Bunch: US Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Trump Impeachment Inquiry | Forty-four of the 53 Republicans in the 100-seat Senate have signed on to the resolution, which urges the House to hold a formal vot…
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USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-24
USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó's team as they…
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#ShutDownDC General Meeting–December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-10-24
Thursday, November 7 at 6: 30 pm Malcolm X Opportunity Center13351 Alabama Ave, SE, Washington DCNear the Congress Heights Metro Station (Green/Yellow) The week of September 20th, more than 6 million people all around the world answered the Youth Climate Strike call to action by walking out of school, skipping work and taking bold action for climate … | Continue reading "#ShutDownDC General Meeting–December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions"
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Canada's Seizure, Sale and Disbursement of Iranian Assets Are Acts of a Hooligan and Wrecker of International Law
Steve Rutchinski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Documents recently filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reveal that some $30 million realized from the seizure and sale of Iranian government assets in Canada have been transferred to American families who filed for compensation under the Justice …
globalresearch.ca/canada-seizure-sale-di…

XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-24
Extinction Rebellion ("XR") has hit the world stage like a flash of light with participants in more than 70 countries all within one year's time. Its allure is simply "telling the truth" about the climate crisis… for a change. A breath of fresh air in a world filled with deceit and lies by people in …
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ExxonMobil's climate fraud case finally goes to trial
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-24
"This will only be the second climate-change case ever to go to trial in the United States."
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US Agitators in Asia "United" over Hong Kong Chaos
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Despite the chaos created across Hong Kong, the vast majority of the region's inhabitants do not support the growing violence nor do they benefit from it in any way. | As is typical in other regions of the world the US …
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Pence blasts US corporations for bowing to China — says they should bow to Washington instead
rt.com | 2019-10-24
US corporations "should stand up for American values," but instead they are "wholly owned" by the "authoritarian regime" in China, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech, singling out Nike and the NBA for criticism. | China has been trying to export its domestic censorship by playing on corporate greed and pressuring corporate America to toe the party line, the VP argued, in a speech on US-China relations on Thursday. As examples, he brought up the basketball league penalizing a manager after comments made in support of protesters in Hong Kong, at which Chinese authorities were offended. | "Some of the NBA…
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WeWork CEO walks away with $1.7 billion as mass layoffs planned at failing office rental company
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
While Adam Neumann receives an outrageous "golden parachute," a jobs massacre is expected at the company which currently operates offices in 29 countries around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/work…

With conviction of president's brother, protest in Honduras reaches boiling point
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-24
Since the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party in 2017, mass protests have been ongoing in the streets of Honduran cities. That election was considered fraudulent by many, but now a court decision in the United States has added to the anger against Hernández, a close ally of the …
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Honduras is ruled by a US-backed drug cartel — and the country's opposition just united to oust it
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-24
"The process of uniting the opposition has begun, to oust the DRUG TRAFFICKERS, who rule us with the dictatorship of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/24/honduras-us-b…

President Maduro Arrives for Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived Thursday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to participate in the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which kicks off today and Friday. | RELATED: | NAM To Study Sanctions Effects by World Powers: Arreaza | Upon arriving, President Maduro said that "Venezuela is standing, vi…
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New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-10-24
A Workers World Party forum on "Resisting Sanctions & U.S. Economic Warfare, from China to Zimbabwe" was held in New York City on Oct. 17, featuring two speakers. Omowale Clay, Oct. 17. Omowale Clay, a longtime leader of the December 12th Movement, has been a main organizer in building solidarity . . . | Continue reading New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!' at Workers.org
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The White House Targets Refugees, Green Card Applicants, and Poor Immigrants
Arnold R. Isaacs | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
On September 26th, President Donald Trump's White House announced that, in 2020, refugee admissions to the United States will be limited to 18,000, drastically lower than any yearly ceiling over the past 40 years. Along with that announcement, the White House released a separate executive orderintended to upend many years of precedent by giving state…
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Is It Time to Engage With the Destroyers of the Amazon Rainforest?
Kei Otsuki | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the Brazilian state of Rond√¥nia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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I Rebel, Therefore We Exist
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke of her origins and family today (19 October 2019), I remembered my own story because they are so similar. My mother, too, is a lovely Puertorriqueña; I too was born in the Boogie-Town island stolen from the American Indians (Manhattan); we too lived in Parkchester, in the Bronx, in a basement…
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Watch Ocasio-Cortez's Epic Takedown of Mark Zuckerberg (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
At Wednesday's congressional hearings about Libra, Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to question founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about more than a couple of things he likely wasn't expecting. Probably one of the most memorable questions came when AOC, as the congressmember is known, asked the Facebook CEO about the content of the discussions at his "ongoing dinner parties with far-right figures." Another great moment came when she asked Zuckerberg if he'd take down false political advertisements and he responded with, "Lying is bad," but refused to say what he'd…
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AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg for 'Far-right Dinner Parties'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by progressive U.S. lawmakers asking questions on election interference, free speech, hate groups and fake news. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | "In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook's past behavior with respect to our democracy," New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, before asking Zuckerberg when he had first…
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The struggle to live in the present
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
In Capital Is Dead, Mckenzie Wark argues that the dominance of the capitalist class may be ending. In order to grasp this epochal transition, leftists must follow the young Marx–and abandon or adapt inherited modes of thought. | Source…
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Lebanon Protest Movement: Demanding Total Change of State's Political Framework
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets and squares across Lebanon to call for the fall of the country's political class, which they accuse of looting the country. They also demand an end to the sectarian …
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Trump and Erdogan Are Alike: Both Are 'Thin-Skinned' and Relied on 'Deplorables' to Win
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
The apparent communications problems that have arisen between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are basically due to Trump's failure to understand that Erdogan is essentially his Turkish counterpart in more ways that the title of …
globalresearch.ca/trump-erdogan-alike-th…

Gen X Faces a Bleak, Impoverished Old Age
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
In 1991 the demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss published their awkwardly-titled tome "13th Gen," about Generation X–the Americans born between 1961 and 1981. If Xers had paid attention they would have committed suicide.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/24/gen-x-faces-…

'Fundamentally broken': Student loan official with Trump admin quits, calls for debt forgiveness and wants to be a senator
rt.com | 2019-10-24
A Trump administration student loan official has left his post, blasting a "broken" loan system and calling for college debt forgiveness. Though it's is a popular progressive view, he's planning to run for office as Republican. | A. Wayne Johnson stepped down from his post at the Office of Federal Student Aid on Thursday, offering a blistering critique of a system that has saddled the average borrower with tens of thousands of dollars in debt that cannot be canceled or, increasingly, repaid. Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and 40 percent of them are expected to default on it by 2023. | Also o…
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Failing Nuclear Industry Pushing for $23 Billion Federal Bailout
commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
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El Salvador: War and Revolution
Hugo Turner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
One of the more horrifying chapters in the history of American imperialism took place in the tiny nation of El Salvador in the 1980's. At least 75,000 civilians were killed in order to stop a revolution in an impoverished country. …
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Police killed CPN leader Paudel in cold blood: NHRC
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
The NHRC has recommended that the government should investigate officers issuing orders to police officials who acted against Paudel and bring them to book. | Source…
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Fired New York police officer implicated in death of Eric Garner sues to get job back at department
rt.com | 2019-10-24
The NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner (a suspect accused of selling loose cigarettes) with a chokehold in 2014 and was later fired for lying about the incident has filed a lawsuit in hopes of being re-hired. | Ex-officer Daniel Pantaleo brought the suit on Wednesday, arguing his termination was "arbitrary and capricious," after a disciplinary hearing in June determined his use of a chokehold maneuver prohibited by his department was "reckless" and recommended he be fired. | Under New York's civil code, which gives public employees means of redress for government rulings, Pantaleo has the right to appeal his…
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Recriminations within Brazilian ruling classes over Trump's OECD snub
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
Contrary to expectations, the US State Department didn't propose Brazil for OECD membership, triggering a wave of criticism of Bolsonaro for the diplomatic failure.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/braz…

Equine Hypocrisies: Race Horses for the Knackery
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
It was always a probable fact: the dark consequences of having what is termed in Australia a "racing" industry, where breeds do battle on the track, sponsored and watered by the money of an industry that sees no sign of contracting. Curiously, most states within the Australian Commonwealth boast a racing minister to mind the…
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A Soldier or a "Killing Machine"?
Kary Love | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
"We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill!" Donald J. Trump tweeted October 12, 2019 regarding the case of Maj. Mathew Golsteyn a former Green Beret who is on trial for killing an unarmed Afghan man in 2010, a killing Golsteyn twice admitted. This statement was made by the…
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Segregation, Wealth and Education: the Politics of Liberal San Francisco's 'Separate But Equal'
A.M. Hennessey | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
The actual foundation of racism is not ignorance and hate, but self-interest, particularly economic and political and cultural. — Ibram X. Kendi A recent New York Times article about the segregation of schools across the district of San Francisco (San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse) cites president…
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Honneth's Resolution: Philosophical Grounding for the Emancipation of Labour
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
Alex Honneth's essay, "Labor and interaction: a redefinition," in his book, The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition (2012), revisits an earlier attempt to find moral norms immanent in the capitalist mode of production. His first one failed; his second carries promise to provide the moral grounding that could animate labour and…
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The Courier and His Anti-British barrage
P. Sainath | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
He sits calm and unruffled by the blazing heat on a small bridge atop this compact dam in Kolhapur that he brought into being over half a century ago. Patiently continuing to answer questions we had sprung on him earlier at lunch. He also walks, sprightly and energetic, all over the bridge with us –…
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The Alternate Reality of Congressman Greg Gianforte
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
Montanans have known for a long time that U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has a minimal grasp on reality. I mean, who else would build a museum claiming humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark? But late last week, in an interview with reporter Tom Lutey, Gianforte outdid himself by…
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America sponsors far-right holocaust revisionist exhibit in Kiev (Part I)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
Why is a major federal agency funded by Congress helping push this bile on the Ukrainian people? | Source…
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The White Helmets: A Terrorist Organization Supported by the Trump Administration
Dr. Ludwig Watzal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
The White Helmets are a terrorist affiliate of ISIS and al-Nusra front and not paramedics. A British secret service agent created these pseudo paramedics terrorists with the financial support of Western countries. Great Britain, France, Germany, and the U. S …
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We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe
Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's 5G. Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is …
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De um Chile desperto a um Brasil hibernando
Instituto Humanitas Unisinos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
"Onde està£o as foràßas progressistas e os chamados movimentos sociais? Com isso, um governo sem rumo se mantém pela inércia e um presidente incapaz pode andar passeando pelo mundo sem que nada aconteàßa. Como sair da anomia? Desafio para partidos …
globalresearch.ca/de-um-chile-desperto-a…

Northern Reindeer that Roamed Taymyr Peninsula Are at the Brink of Extinction
Olga Gertcyk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
More than 40,000 wild reindeer perished since the last count in 2017, said scientists who returned from a major expedition to the Taymyr Peninsula. | The Yenisei group of reindeer has disappeared entirely while the westernmost group living along the Tareya …
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Donald Trump: An American Tragedy for the U.S. and the Entire World
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
If the Donald Trump problem were only a domestic U.S. problem, hope would be that the US legal system would be able to manage it. However, the man not only professes to be above American laws, he also talks and acts as if there were no international law.
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-american-…

History of Chinese Inventions. The Present and the Future. Recent Chinese State of the Art Innovations
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
China as a nation has the longest and by far the most vast record of inventions in the history of the world. It is now reliably estimated that more than 60% of all the knowledge existing in the world today …
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Apocalypse Now? "War is Profitable"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Every high school and college student, and all their parents and grandparents should watch Francis Ford Cappola's Apocalypse Now Redux. This is the 2001 re-cut and extended version of his 1979 classic of the same name. Set in Vietnam at …
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Suddenly Outspoken Generals Rally Around the Wrong Cause
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
Now they've decided to speak out! For years, I've published searing critiques of America's senior generals and admirals for their failure to speak out publicly against U.S. foreign policy and warmongering. Specifically, I've argued that it's their duty to loudly dissent, and if necessary resign, in opposition to the nation's ongoing, ill-advised, illegal and unwinnable forever wars. | Now, in a rather dark bit of irony, the [md…
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Rome Summit Takes Bold Step Toward Agroecology
Timothy A. Wise | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"Agroecology is the only solution we have to address the multiple crises we are facing." (Photo: Public domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/24/rome-s…

Canada: NDP, unions eager to prop up Trudeau Liberal government
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The social-democratic politicians and their union allies intend to prop up the pro-austerity, pro-war Liberals under the guise of providing Canadians with "progressive" government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/ndpt…

As President Trump Abuses His Power, Why Is Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Trying to Criminalize Dissent?
Joel Bellman | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
One juror summed it all up when he commented afterward: "I don't know why they even prosecuted the case. It was a complete waste of taxpayer money." (Photo: Joe Gratz/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Killing Me Softly With Militarism
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
A state of permanent war is considered America's new normal. (Photo: U.S. Army Photo by John Pellino/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer – Government penetration and control over media of little interest to those who are subject to it
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-10-24
by Alan MacLeod Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) | A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army's 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2…
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Now the Generals Speak Up?
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
Now they've decided to speak out! For years, I've published searing critiques of America's senior generals and admirals for their failure to speak out publicly against U.S. foreign policy and warmongering. Specifically, I've argued that it's their duty to loudly dissent, and if necessary resign, in opposition to the nation's ongoing, ill-advised, illegal and unwinnable forever wars. | Now, in a rather dark bit of irony, the [md…
truthdig.com/articles/suddenly-outspoken…

Warren rallies with striking teachers, calls for structural education reforms
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-24
CHICAGO — "Everyone in America should support this strike. Because when you fight, you don't just fight for yourselves. You fight for the children of this city and this country," declared Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "I believe in you. I believe in the work that you do every day." Warren stopped at Oscar …
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"That's Not How We Defeat Trump": Biden Campaign, Reversing Course, Will Work With Super PACs
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"The former Vice President has been unable to generate grassroots support, and now his campaign is endorsing an effort to buy the primary through a super PAC that can rake in unlimited cash from billionaires and corporations." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Homeland Security Chair Demands Sergeant at Arms 'Take Action' Against Republicans Who Stormed Impeachment Hearing
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Rep. Bennie Thompson called the GOP stunt an "unprecedented breach of security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Lifeline for Millions': Sanders and Warren Urge Congress to Increase Community Health Center Funding Before It Expires Next Month
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"Congress must expand—and not allow any cuts to—the comprehensive medical treatment that so many millions of people depend on through community health centers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/24/lifelin…

Nuclear Industry's $23 Billion Bailout Request Shows Why It Should Have 'No Role to Play' in Solving Climate Crisis: Study
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"For the sake of taxpayers, electricity consumers and the climate, Congress must stop this endless nuclear boondoggle." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We Have to Get This Right': Historic Bill in US House Would Create Specific Protections for Climate Refugees
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Rep. Nydia Vel√°zquez on Wednesday introduced historic legislation in the Democrat-controlled House that would establish formal federal protections in the United States for refugees fleeing impacts of the human-caused global climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/24/we-have…

#NoMusicForICE: 300+ Musicians Pledge to Boycott Amazon-Sponsored Events and Partnerships Over Contracts With US Agencies
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
More than 300 musicians on Thursday pledged not to participate in exclusive partnerships with Amazon or events sponsored by the company unless it severs ties with law enforcement and government agencies that enforce the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Outrageous': Analysis Shows $1.7 Billion Payout for WeWork CEO Equal to Years of Salary for Company's Expected 4,000 Laid Off Workers
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
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Sanders Campaign Calls on Biden—and All 2020 Democrats—to Reject Any Help From Shadowy Super PACs
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Such groups, said campaign manager Faiz Shakir, "exist for one reason and one reason only: to help billionaires and corporations bankroll a presidential campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement — Don't Believe MSM Optimism
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
In our article The Brexit Catch 22 we said that the government — "started its own fire, bought no extinguisher and now everyone is engulfed in its flames where a never-ending amount of fuel is added. It's like being …
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Don't Call it Ethnic Cleansing: Erasing Turkey's State Terrorism in Syria
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
Turkey's incursion into northern Syria is a continuation of its longstanding policy of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds. This policy dates back decades, and is pursued in the name of fighting the "terrorism" of Kurdish nationalists who seek an independent Kurdistan. But Turkey's policies amount to a vicious form of state terrorism and collective punishment against an entire people.
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Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/24/trump_li…

GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor told congressional lawmakers that the Trump administration held up $…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/24/republic…

Erdogan Wants the Bomb
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
"Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable": this statement by President Erdogan reveals that the crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in Syria. In Turkey, during …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-wants-bomb/569…

Clinton, Stein, Gabbard, and the Deconstruction of RussiaGate
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC .Clinton delivered remarks before recognizing the winners of the 2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Selected Articles: 5G Cell Phone Radiation is Not Safe
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
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Haiti Is in the Streets
Amy Wilentz | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Haiti Is in the Streets…
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Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name…
thenation.com/article/trump-peace-kurds-…

Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment…
thenation.com/article/impeachment-senate…