Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

2019-10-29: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Iraqi Protests Intensify After PM Refuses Early Elections. telesurenglish.net The Iraqi people began their fifth day of protests on Tuesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators packed Baghdad's Tahrir Square to call for early elections and the removal of the government. | RELATED: | Iraq Declares Curfew in Baghdad As Protests Persist | The demonstrations on Tuesday were heavily motivated by the security forces shooting dead protesters in Kerbala overnight and the prime minister's refusal to call early elections. | It was the largest gathering in the capital since a…

Staff (2019-10-29). As Death Toll Tops 220, Iraqi Protesters Call for End to Corrupt Government. truthout.org In Iraq, masked gunmen shot dead 18 protesters overnight and injured more than 800 people in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Monday. Nearly 225 Iraqis have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests swept the country last month. The protesters in Karbala were attacked while they camped out in the city's Education Square to protest corruption, lack of jobs and poor public services. Meanwhile in Baghdad, hospital officials said four people died during protests on Monday, while another 1…

Staff (2019-10-29). Protests in Chile Sparked by a Subway Fare Hike Come After 30 Years of Crisis. truthout.org In Chile, a new set of mass protests took place Monday as President Sebastián Piñera fulfilled the promise to appoint new members to his cabinet. As Piñera addressed the nation Monday, hundreds of protesters had already gathered outside the presidential palace in Santiago, waving flags, honking horns and demanding for Piñera's resignation. The reshuffling of his cabinet came after more than a million people flooded the streets last Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high…

Fight Back (2019-10-29). Salt Lake City: Demand charges be dropped against Inland Port protesters, end to police brutality. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Sixty people rallied at Library Square in Salt Lake City, October 26, for the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Repression. The event, hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB), focused on the devastating year of police violence locally, with eight people killed by police in 2019 so far. Organizers also denounced the recent charges of 14 anti-Inland Port activists, including ten felony riot charges. | "Not only do we have killings nationwide, we have them here, police killings continue everywhere," said UAPB organizer Deb Blake, who emceed the event. "We know that polic…

Alan Macleod (2019-10-29). Chilean Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Refuses to Acknowledge. mintpressnews.com "Neoliberalism was born in Chile and will die in Chile" has become a rallying cry for the movement. Yet few in the West are aware of the country's tumultuous history as an experimental laboratory for free market economics imposed on Chile by the United States.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-29). Latin America: Risks Worth Taking. counterpunch.org It was just a matter of time before the Bolivian government would be the target of a reactionary opposition. Indeed it happened at its most vulnerable time during an election process that had not officially ended. Following popular protests against neoliberal structural changes imposed by the governments of Ecuador and Chile, it was the conservative More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-29). The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption. counterpunch.org The sectarian and ethnic civil wars that have ravaged a large part of the Middle East over the past 40 years are coming to an end. Replacing them is a new type of conflict in which protests akin to popular uprisings rock kleptocratic elites that justify their power by claiming to be the defenders of More

WSWS (2019-10-29). As protests continue, Hong Kong's economy lurches into recession. wsws.org The deteriorating economy is not only being compounded by the protests, but is itself one of the driving forces behind the mass demonstrations.

Yves Engler (2019-10-29). Open Letter Calling on the Canadian Government to Stop Backing a Corrupt, Repressive and Illegitimate Haitian President. globalresearch.ca In recent months, Haitians have demonstrated their overwhelming opposition to President Jovenel MoàØse. There have been massive protests and multiple general strikes demanding MoàØse leave. We consider their demands legitimate. | A recent corruption investigation by Haiti's Superior Court of Auditors …

Mirinda Crissman (2019-10-29). As oil companies destroy Houston, community challenges Valero. workers.org In Houston, a city choked by oil refineries and regulatory capture, people are fighting back against one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis. Regulatory capture is when a regulatory agency, founded to advance the public interest, instead promotes the commercial or political aims of the industry it is . . . | Continue reading As oil companies destroy Houston, community challenges Valero at Workers.org

Bryan Carrillo (2019-10-29). NYC solidarity with Chilean uprising. liberationnews.org The crowd sang "El derecho de vivir en paz," a famous Victor Jara song that translates to "the right to live in peace."

Global Research News (2019-10-29). Video: "El Pueblo Unido Jamás será Vencido" globalresearch.ca People united will never be defeated. | Concert-event: | In front of the Basilica de los Sacramentinos, Santiago de Chile, the orchestra plays the classic "El Pueblo Unido Jamás será Vencido" (When people are united …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-29). The Palestinian Christian Population Is Dwindling at an Alarming Rate. mintpressnews.com The world's most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere, and the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: "The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective." | One major issue that highlighted itself at the meetings is the rapidly declining number of Palestinian Christians in Palestine. | There are varied estimates on how many Palestinian Christians are still living in Palestine today, compared with the period before 1948 when th…

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Bolivia: Results To Be Audited by OAS, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Tuesday said that an audit of the results of the Oct. 20 presidential elections will be carried out with the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and others countries. | RELATED: | Bolivian Ruling Party Secures Majority in Chambers of Congress | "The best way to clear…

Ben Norton (2019-10-29). Periodista Max Blumenthal es arrestado meses después de reportar sobre la violencia de la oposición venezolana. thegrayzone.com El editor de The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, fue arrestado bajo falsas acusaciones luego de reportar sobre la violencia de la…

Staff (2019-10-29). Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections. therealnews.com Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.

Shane Quinn (2019-10-29). Growing Nostalgia for the USSR and China's Drift Towards Capitalism in the Post-Mao Era. globalresearch.ca Recently, polls have outlined that up to 66% of Russians "want to go back to the USSR", almost 30 years after its disintegration. Those outside of Russia may find such realities surprising — especially considering that Vladimir Putin's approval ratings …

RT (2019-10-29). Discredited bot-whisperers New Knowledge rebrand to Yonder, just in time to save 2020 election… from itself? rt.com Infamous commander of faux Russian bot armies New Knowledge has changed its name to Yonder, memory-holing its troubled reputation with a promise of a 'more authentic internet' just in time for the 2020 US presidential election. | New Knowledge, the bot-hunting and consulting firm founded by a State Department alumnus, has undergone a makeover. Billing itself as "the leading authentic internet company," whatever that means, the newly-rechristened Yonder has neatly divested itself of New Knowledge's baggage, just in time to bury Americans in horror stories of Russian bot activity for the 2020 election cycle. | T…

Alan Macleod (2019-10-29). Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" its Own Findings on Syria. mintpressnews.com Judging by the minimal impact of the news, there will likely be few consequences for those who suppressed information and misled the world, nor for those who called for war on the basis of it, their assertions proving, once again, disastrously wrong.

South Front (2019-10-29). Trump's "Mission Accomplished": US Forces Kill "Terror Mastermind" Al-Baghdadi? PR Success For POTUS. globalresearch.ca U.S. Special Operations forces eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a nighttime raid into northwestern Syria on October 26, President Donald Trump officially announced. According to the President, Baghdadi died with his 3 young children after activating his suicide …

Sara Flounders (2019-10-29). Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray. workers.org The U.S. Department of "Defense" plans to keep its troops in Syria. This may come as a surprise to those who assumed that dumping support for the Kurdish militias meant the Pentagon finally intended to withdraw. The sudden convenient execution of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by U.S. forces on Oct. 27 . . . | Continue reading Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray at Workers.org

Thomas Knapp (2019-10-29). Trump's Syria "Withdrawal": Where Less is Probably More. counterpunch.org When US president Donald Trump announced his plan to relocate a few dozen US soldiers in Syria — getting them out of the way of a pending Turkish invasion — the Washington establishment exploded in rage at what it mis-characterized as a US "withdrawal" from Syria. Instead of fighting that mis-characterization, Trump embraced it, pretending More

Dan Cohen (2019-10-29). By protecting Syria's Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS. thegrayzone.com With the killing of self-proclaimed ISIS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime…

Alan Macleod (2019-10-29). Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" Its Own Findings on Syria. theantimedia.com New evidence leaked from whistleblowers suggests the OCPW suppressed evidence and testimony that contradicted the U.S. narrative in Syria.

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-10-29). Trump Flip-Flops on Syria Withdrawal. Again. globalresearch.ca President Trump is reversing his foreign policy decisions so quickly these days that it almost seems like he overturns himself before making the decision in the first place. Last week he was very clear that the US was pulling its …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-10-29). Caliph Al-Baghdadi's Successors and Islamic State Affiliates. globalresearch.ca In the event of the death of the Islamic State's self-styled caliph, Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the Islamic State, reported on 7 August 2019 that the terrorist organization's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had appointed Abdullah Qardash as his …

Staff (2019-10-29). Baghdadi's Death Will Not Kill The Islamic State. therealnews.com The U.S. war in Iraq created ISIS. It thrives on destabilized states, so killing the Osamas and Baghdadis of the world will not end the terror, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn.

WSWS (2019-10-29). Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the forgotten history of Iraq. wsws.org Whether Baghdadi was an enemy of the United States, a CIA asset, or both, one thing is certain: the rise of ISIS was the byproduct of criminal actions by the US government spanning four decades.

Kathy Kelly (2019-10-29). Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq. globalresearch.ca Yesterday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. | President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a …

Staff (2019-10-29). Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq. truthout.org Sunday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. | President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. | In 2004, Al-Baghdadi had been captured by U.S. forces and, for ten months, imprisoned in both Abu Ghraib and Camp Bucca. | I visited Camp Bucca in January, 2004 when, still under co…

Kathy Kelly (2019-10-29). Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq. dissidentvoice.org Yesterday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. In 2004, Al-Baghdadi had been captured by U.S. forces and, for …

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-29). Caliph Closure: 'He Died Like A Dog'. globalresearch.ca He died like a dog." President Trump could not have scripted a better one-liner as he got ready for his Obama bin Laden close-up in front of the whole world. | Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, fake caliph, ISIS/Daesh leader, the most wanted …

whatever (2019-10-29). Climate Justice Pop-Up Disruption. strikedc.org As the wildfires burn in California, we have to deal with the fact that the climate crisis isn't a problem for the future — it's already begun. And as the corporations and politicians that created the climate crisis continue to delay and deny, over 200,000+ people have had to evacuate their homes. But as this … | Continue reading "Climate Justice Pop-Up Disruption"

Staff (2019-10-29). Climate Crisis Stokes Flames in California, Putting Disabled People at Risk. truthout.org At 10 am on Saturday morning, Cynthia Boaz, 49, packed up her dog, cat and seven chickens to head to her mom and stepdad's home in Santa Rosa. Her and her husband's home in Healdsburg, California, a small town in Sonoma County, was under threat of the Kincade Fire, which started 10 miles east of their home. Their home lost power shortly after she left. | Boaz had evacuated to her parents' house once before, for nine days, when her home was between the Tubbs and Pocket fires of 2017. Then, she w…

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-10-29). Elections and Uprisings: Is Latin America Once Again Liberating Itself From The U.S.? globalresearch.ca Washington's influence in Latin America, it's so-called " backyard", has reached a new crisis as neoliberal and reactionary governments that have been backed by the U.S. and President Donald Trump, are threatened either by popular mobilization and uprisings or …

Staff (2019-10-29). Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike. therealnews.com The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won't cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73.

Staff (2019-10-29). Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts More Militarized US Police. truthout.org President Donald Trump on Monday said the Justice Department is preparing to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that he named "the surge," a term commonly associated with the George W. Bush administration's decision to send tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq in 2007. | "In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime — which I think is so important — target…

Staff (2019-10-29). Trump Reveals Plans for Nationwide Crackdown and More Militarized Police. truthdig.com President Donald Trump on Monday said the Justice Department is preparing to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that he named "the surge," a term commonly associated with the George W. Bush administration's decision to send tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq in 2007. | "In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime—which I think is so important—targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities and dangerous rural areas," Trump said during the International A…

Staff (2019-10-29). Amazon Spends Big to Remake Seattle's City Council. truthdig.com SEATTLE—Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in jobs. So when he learned the online retail giant had poured $1 million into remaking the Seattle City Council with more business-friendly candidates, he pulled out his wallet. | The New York resident sent $15 to socialist council member Kshama Sawant, a target of the online retail giant. While that doesn't compare to Amazon's unprecedented spending Oct. 14, about 1,900 others also have donated to Sawant since then, her c…

RT (2019-10-29). A 'woke' remake of 'Baby It's Cold Outside': What's next, a climate-change one? rt.com Super-woke musician John Legend has reportedly "updated" a 1940s classic love song for modern liberal sensibilities, in a downright Orwellian twist to the ongoing US culture war that consumes everything it touches. | "Baby It's Cold Outside," first recorded in 1944, has been covered by many a celebrity duet since — until it ran into the #MeToo minefield last year, and got canceled because some people complained very loudly on social media that its lyrics were about "date rape." Or as CNN chose to phrase it, "some ob…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2019-10-29). Flying above the clouds: the U.S. military and climate change. mronline.org Climate change is occurring, highlighted by dramatically shifting weather patterns and ever more deadly storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires. And the evidence is overwhelming that it is driven by the steady increase in greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide and methane, produced by our fossil fuel-based economic system. | Source

Touria Prayag (2019-10-29). "In terms of the coral reefs and all the dangers to the ecosystems, Mauritius is one of the countries most at risk" -John Foster. mronline.org While environmentalist Greta Thunburg was at the UN, John Bellamy Foster, environmental sociologist and editor of the Monthly Review, was in Mauritius to train people on climate change. Weekly had an opportunity to talk to him. | Source

Jessica Corbett (2019-10-29). 27 youth climate activists arrested for Canadian parliament sit-in demanding Green New Deal. nationofchange.org "Climate change is impacting us now, so we're acting now and we expect our politicians to do the same."

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Netanyahu To Move Civilian Funds to Military Spending. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to shift funds designated for civilian purposes to military spending to meet any threats from Iran, a government official said Tuesday according to Reuters. | RELATED: | With Bibi Out, Benny Gantz Tasked to Form Israel's New Gov't | Netanyahu, in a speech on Monday, did not specify the amount of the funds but said they needed to be moved "now". | Asked about the prime minister's remarks, the official made clear that no such shift…

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Far-Right EU Lawmakers Visit Occupied Kashmir on 'PR' Trip. telesurenglish.net A delegation of mostly far-right members of the European Parliament visited occupied Kashmir Tuesday, in what many called a "PR stunt" for far-right India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | RELATED: | India's Modi to Host China's Xi Amid Strained Ties Due to Kashmir | Of the 27 EU lawmakers, many belong to anti-establishment parties like the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Marine Le Pen's National Rally in France. Sitaram Yechury, an Indian opposition politician, cr…

Chandra Muzaffar (2019-10-29). Kashmir: Self-Determination is the Solution. counterpunch.org It is a pity that some groups and individuals are urging palm oil importers in India to refrain from buying the commodity from Malaysia. The Solvent Extractors Association of India, India's top vegetable oil trade body is one such outfit. Apparently, this boycott is a sort of "punishment" for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remarks More

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-29). A Call For Action On Kashmir Black Day. globalresearch.ca Andrew Korybko delivered the following speech on 28 October, 2019, at the Pakistani Embassy in Moscow during an event observing Kashmir Black Day, the somber occasion that marks the day that Indian occupying forces first entered the UNSC-recognized disputed territory …

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-29). U.S. Universities Bow to Pressure of Israel Lobby. globalresearch.ca The Israel lobby in the United States and its counterparts in Europe have been paying particular attention to curtailing the activities of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). This is because BDS, which is non-violent and based on established …

Staff (2019-10-29). Judge Tells ICE Not to Use Faulty Databases to Order Detentions. Will It Comply? truthout.org In 2012, deportations reached 409,849 — their highest level yet. That same year, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a major problem with the program that earned President Obama his "Deporter in Chief" moniker. | David Marin, head of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Los Angeles, emailed headquarters to alert them that agents had asked loc…

Jesse Jackson (2019-10-29). Trump Is Not Alone Among Americans In Failing to Understand What A Real Lynching Is. commondreams.org The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, is a national memorial to commemorate the victims of lynching in the U. S. (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Venezuela Boosts Ties of Brotherhood With US Indigenous People. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke Tuesday with indigenous representatives from the United States to strengthen ties of brotherhood in the context of the First International Meeting of Native Peoples. | RELATED: | Argentina: Fernandez Thanks Maduro For Congratulating Him | Arreaza met with Professor Nick Estes and the team of The Red Nation, an American organization dedicated to promoting the liberation of the natives from capi…

commondreams (2019-10-29). More Than 10,000 People Call on Congress to Investigate Amazon's Surveillance Empire. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-29). Neoliberal Macri Regime Trounced in Argentinian Elections. globalresearch.ca Last August, opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez and running mate/former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defeated President Mauricio Macri by a 47.22% to 32.36% margin. | It was short of a majority triumph, requiring a electoral runoff. Center-right Roberto Lavagna came in …

Staff (2019-10-29). No American Should Stand for the Way We Wage War. truthdig.com There's a lot about our wars that we don't know, but what we do know is enough to make a person cry.

John Wojcik (2019-10-29). German left wins Oct. 27 vote but far right makes big gains. peoplesworld.org Shouts of joy rang out last night at Berlin's Karl Liebknecht Haus, headquarters of Germany's Left Party (Die Linke), when it was learned that Die Linke won the state elections in Thuringia with 31% of the vote, the highest total ever for the party in any of Germany's 16 states. The party's predecessor, the Party …

Staff (2019-10-29). The Problem Threatening the Entire American Middle Class. truthdig.com Americans are more aware than ever that America has a race problem — and, more specifically, a racial wealth divide problem. As researchers from the Institute for Policy Studies and I found earlier this year, median white families are 41 times wealthier than median Black families in the United States. | As our country becomes more diverse, this shocking racial wealth divide is no longer a challenge for disenfranchised minorities alone. It's a threat to the entire American middle class. | Let me show you how. | Related Articles: …

Robert Jensen (2019-10-29). Disagreeing Reasonably in a Complex World. counterpunch.org In my last couple years of university teaching before retiring, I repeated two catch phrases as often as possible—"reasonable people can disagree" and "if two things are both true, then both are relevant." The first assertion—which I used so often that at the end of one semester a student gave me a coffee mug with More

Staff (2019-10-29). White House Official to Offer 'Damning' Impeachment Testimony. truthdig.com A White House National Security Council official who listened to President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukraine's leader plans to tell House impeachment investigators in a sworn deposition Tuesday that he was so alarmed by the conversation that he reported it to his superiors and the NSC's top lawyer. | Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an active-duty Army officer and the NSC's top Ukraine expert, will be the first White House official to testify as part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump. Vindman will also be the first official who heard Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to tes…

RT (2019-10-29). House Democrats release resolution to take Trump impeachment proceedings public — and legal. rt.com House Democrats have released a resolution outlining the sequence of impeachment procedures, and hope to silence Republicans' complaints that the process is unfair, secretive, or straight-up illegal, by subjecting it to a vote. | The resolution, released on Tuesday, authorizes members of both parties to subpoena and question witnesses, requisition evidence, and release transcripts (with appropriate redactions). Released by Rules Committee chair Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), it is expected to be put to a vote on Thursday. | t.co/KoYAHyU4iv pic.twitter.com/0wm3ncau…

Simon McCarthy-Jones (2019-10-29). Freedom of Thought is Under Attack: Here's How to Save Your Mind. counterpunch.org Freedom of thought stands at a critical crossroads. Technological and psychological advances could be used to promote free thought. They could shield our inner worlds, reduce our mental biases, and create new spaces for thought. Yet states and corporations are forging these advances into weapons that restrict what we think. To lose freedom of thought More

Jonah Raskin (2019-10-29). More Mural Fever in San Francisco: Arnautoff Controversy Goes Viral. counterpunch.org Students and faculty members gathered in the auditorium at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) recently to hear a panel discussion about "public art." They were joined by citizens concerned about the controversial murals at George Washington High School, which were painted in the 1930s, by WPA artist and Communist Party member Victor Arnautoff who More

commondreams (2019-10-29). Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware on WhatsApp. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-29). Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: A Silver Bullet that Misses the Target. counterpunch.org Promoters of genetic modification (GM) in agriculture have long argued that genetically engineered Golden Rice is a practical way to provide poor farmers in remote areas with a subsistence crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many poor countries in the Global South and leaves More

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-10-29). Drone Strikes and Tears: Why I Weep While I Work. commondreams.org A report from the U.N. found that, for the first time since it started tracking the conflict in Afghanistan 10 years ago, U.S. and Afghan government forces had killed more civilians than the Taliban and other militant groups. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-29). German state election: the Left Party's policies open the way for the fascistic AfD. wsws.org The established parties were punished by the electorate for their right-wing and anti-working-class policies, but the main beneficiary is the far-right Alternative for Germany.

WSWS (2019-10-29). Retiring Australian ambassador to US points to war danger in Trump trade policies. wsws.org In a major speech last week, Joe Hockey delivered what has been described as a "blistering attack" on the trade and tariff policies of US President Trump.

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-29). They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst. globalresearch.ca "You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." — They Live | We're living in two worlds, you and …

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-10-29). The Superhero Movies We Need. counterpunch.org After reading Louis Proyect's article on the superhero movies we don't need, I thought I'd send you a few suggestions of superhero movies we do need. I'm thinking specifically of scripts based on the culturally significant visual-literary work of Gilbert Shelton. For a superhero saving the people from themselves story, I recommend: WONDER WARTHOG! For a More

Roger Bybee (2019-10-29). How Soldiers Brought a Halt to the U.S. War Machine. progressive.org Opposition to the Vietnam war burst into a wide range of activism, including wearing anti-war buttons while in uniform, petitions and demonstrations, guerrilla theater, staging hearings about war crimes, and throwing away the medals they earned.

Staff (2019-10-29). What It Means to Experience US Wars From a Computer Screen Away. truthout.org I cry at work — often quite profusely — about once every two weeks. And that's if I'm lucky. The past couple of months? More times than I can count. And not over a nasty email, a rude response, or a mean coworker (of which, I'm proud to say, I have none). No, I'm crying for a simple enough reason: because my job in communications breaks my heart. It does so over and over again. And yet I stay. I keep doing it, tears and all, because I want to make a difference, because I just hate the world I'

WSWS (2019-10-29). Right-wing politics in a "left" wrapper: Elizabeth Warren's plan for education. wsws.org Now hovering at the top of the field, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continues her "left" populist appeal with her new education plan.

Staff (2019-10-29). White House Staffer Raised Concerns Twice After Listening to Trump Ukraine Call. truthout.org UPDATE: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified today in the House impeachment inquiry. Top Democrats reported that it was an impactful testimony. Acting House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney said she found his statements to be "extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing." | The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will testify Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry that he was so troubled by President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with his European counterpart that…

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-29). The Politics of Tyranny. counterpunch.org "Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but More

Fight Back (2019-10-29). The contributions of the Chinese revolution have changed the world. fightbacknews.org The following speech was delivered by Fight Back! editor Mick Kelly at a Minneapolis October, 2019 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution. Kelly is a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and is responsible for its international relations. | It is a real honor to be with you this evening to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In October of 1949, the outstanding Marxist-Leninist, the main architect of China's revolutionary process, Mao Zedong, would proclaim in Beijing, "The Chinese people have s…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-29). Never Had a Chance! globalresearch.ca It was 1956, Brooklyn , NYC, the year after our beloved Dodgers had finally won a World Series from those Damn Yankees. We kids on Dahill Road were ' The Children of Howdy Doody' , for that was the show …

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-29). Agrochemical Apocalypse. Glyphosate, GMO and Biodiversity: Dr Rosemary Mason. globalresearch.ca The renowned author and whistleblower Evaggelos Vallianatos describes British environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason as a " defender of the natural world and public health." I first came across her work a few years ago. It was in …

Padraig McGrath (2019-10-29). Western Courts Target Gazprom For Expropriations. globalresearch.ca On October 23rd the Amsterdam District Court issued an order for the seizure of 100% of the shares of the South Stream Transport B.V. company, which is contracted to build the offshore section of the Turk Stream Pipeline. This legal …

The Global Research Team (2019-10-29). Global Research Campaign: Protect Independent Thought and Analysis Online. globalresearch.ca In order to keep the Global Research website alive and well in 2020 and beyond, we are launching a fundraising campaign from now until the end of 2019. Our goal is to raise $25,000 before the year ends, which …

The Canary (2019-10-29). 'Heartbroken' Lib Dem MP Heidi Allen will not stand in general election. thecanary.co Liberal Democrat MP Heidi Allen has said she will not stand in the next general election, as she declared that Brexit has "broken our politics". | The former Tory MP said is she "exhausted by the invasion into my privacy and the nastiness and intimidation that has become commonplace", adding that lines are too often crossed and the effect is "utterly dehumanising". | Allen, who quit the Change UK group in June, said she is heartbroken but is confident she is making the right decision. | In a letter to South Cambridgeshire constituents, whom she has represented for four and a half years, she told them she loved be…

True Publica (2019-10-29). Brexit — The Cold Hard Truth Emerges. globalresearch.ca Brexit has turned out to be some sort of quasi-crusade for the radical right and their acolytes in the form of buccaneering Brexiteers and swashbuckling 'Spartans.' The truth about Brexit is really quite simple when boiled down. After all the …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-29). Il Califfo, film Cia tra fiction e realtà. globalresearch.ca ´àà stato come guardare un film ª, ha detto il presidente Trump dopo aver assistito alla eliminazione di Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, il Califfo capo dell'Isis, trasmessa nella Situation Room della Casa Bianca. Qui, nel 2011, il presidente Obama assisteva alla …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-29). O Califa, filme CIA entre a ficàßà£o e a realidade. globalresearch.ca "Foi como assistir a um filme", disse o Presidente Trump, depois de testemunhar a eliminaàßà£o de Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, o Califa, Chefe do ISIS, transmitido na Situation Room da Casa Branca. Aqui, em 2011, o Presidente Obama assistia à …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-29). Endless Occupation and Plunder of Syria: U.S. Terrorism in the Name of "Going After the Terrorists" globalresearch.ca Like his predecessors, Trump operates as a frontman for the military, industrial, security complex, Wall Street, and other monied interests. | As commander-in-chief, he continues endless US wars of aggression in multiple theaters, along with economic terrorism on Iran, Venezuela, North …

Alice Speri (2019-10-29). The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans. theintercept.com The FBI has come under intense criticism after a 2017 leak exposed that its counterterrorism division had invented a new, unfounded domestic terrorism category it called " black identity extremism." Since then, legislators have pressured the bureau's leadership to be more transparent about its investigation of black activists, and a number of civil rights groups have filed publ…

Staff (2019-10-29). As Death Toll Tops 220, Iraqi Protesters Stay in Streets Calling For End to Corrupt Government. democracynow.org In Iraq, masked gunmen shot dead 18 protesters overnight and injured more than 800 people in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Monday. Nearly 225 Iraqis have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests swept the country last month. The protesters in Karbala were attacked while they camped out in the city's Education Square to protest corruption, lack of jobs and poor public services. Meanwhile in Baghdad, hospital officials said four people died during protests on Monday, while another 109 were injured. On Monday, the Iraqi Parliament met for the first time since the protests began. Lawmakers voted to d…

Staff (2019-10-29). Protests in Chile Were Sparked By a Subway Fare Hike, But Come After "30 Years of a Social Crisis" democracynow.org In Chile, a new set of mass protests took place Monday as President Sebastián Piñera fulfilled the promise to appoint new members to his cabinet. As Piñera addressed the nation Monday, hundreds of protesters had already gathered outside the presidential palace in Santiago, waving flags, honking horns and demanding for Piñera's resignation. The reshuffling of his cabinet came after more than a million people flooded the streets last Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high cost of living and privatization. The protest drew more than 5% of Chile's population and followed days of widespread ci…

Staff (2019-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2019. democracynow.org Pentagon: U.S. Will Fight for Control of Oilfields in Syria, Ukraine Expert Who Listened to Trump Phone Call to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Iraq: Death Toll from Month of Anti-Government Protests Tops 220, Trump Officials Join Industry Executives at Davos in Desert, Boeing CEO to Testify to Congressional Committees, Sanders Endorses Chesa Boudin for San Francisco District Attorney, Facebook Workers Call on Zuckerberg to Reverse Policy of Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads, North Carolina Court Rules Against State's Gerrymandered Congressional Maps, U.S. Extends Deportation Relief to Salvadorans to 2021, Mexi…

Staff (2019-10-29). Fueled by Climate Change, California's Raging Wildfires Are Threatening Vulnerable Communities First. democracynow.org California is bracing for a day of strong winds as climate change-fueled wildfires continue to burn from Los Angeles to north of the Bay Area. After a chaotic weekend of mass evacuations and blackouts that left millions in the dark, firefighters in Sonoma, California, made headway Monday, containing 15% of the massive Kincade fire that has burned nearly 75,000 acres. But as high winds pick up again today, firefighters still face an uphill battle in combating the at least 10 blazes raging across the state, including the growing Getty fire, which erupted in one of Los Angeles's most opulent communities Monday. Fire…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-29). Demanding Seat at the Table, Youth Organizers Announce New Wave of Climate Strikes Ahead of UN Talks in Chile. commondreams.org After millions of people worldwide took to the streets last month for a pair of global climate strikes, youth organizers on Tuesday announced a new wave of actions direct at upcoming United Nations climate talks schedule for December in Santiago, Chile. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-29). Sanders Tops CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Bernie Edges Warren as Biden Dives. commondreams.org "As we have said from the beginning, this is a campaign built to win and planning to win," campaign manager Faiz Shakir told Common Dreams. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-29). After NCAA Votes to Lift Ban on Compensating Students Athletes, GOP Senator Calls for Taxing Their Scholarships. commondreams.org A unanimous decision by the NCAA will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, a new step forward in a debate that has raged in the world of college sports for years. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-29). With 330,000 People on Georgia 'Purge List,' Rights Advocates Warn of Massive Voter Suppression. commondreams.org Voting rights advocates in Georgia said on Tuesday they would work to notify more than 300,000 voters whose registrations may be purged from the rolls in the coming weeks by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's administration. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-29). White House Official Who Heard Trump's Ukraine Call to Offer 'Damning Testimony' to House Impeachment Investigators. commondreams.org "I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen," Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman plans to tell House committees Tuesday | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Renee Parsons (2019-10-29). From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: The Impeachment Inquiry. globalresearch.ca As the Quantum field oversees the disintegration of institutions no longer in service to the public, the Democratic party continues to lose their marbles, perpetuating their own simulated bubble as if they alone are the nation's most trusted purveyors of …

RT (2019-10-29). 'Why are so many people listening in on me?' Trump slams Ukrainegate witness as 'Never Trumper,' questions call procedure. rt.com US President Donald Trump has questioned the reliability of a White House official set to testify to Congress about his infamous call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, calling the witness a "Never Trumper." | The tweet is part of the Ukrainegate impeachment saga, which the Democrats have been focusing on ever since Russiagate fizzled out. The allegation is that Trump pressured Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden over his role in ending a corruption probe into a Ukrainian energy company where his son sat on the board — and that Trump made US aid to Kiev dependent on such an…

RT (2019-10-29). Putin always on his mind? Trump refers to Ukraine's Zelensky as 'new Russian president'. rt.com Donald Trump has galvanized Russiagate diehards lurking on social media, after mistakenly referring to Volodymyr Zelensky as the new leader of… Russia. | The US president made the slip-up while defending his relationship with Kiev, which is currently being scrutinized by Democratic lawmakers. The impeachment inquiry is trying to determine if Trump tried to pressure Zelensky to open an investigation into the son of Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. | Trump told reporters on Monday that the accusations were based on a "false narrative" of a phone conversation he had with the Ukrainian president &#1…

Andy Rowell (2019-10-29). California Fires: A Land That Burns, A Land That Cannot Breathe. globalresearch.ca Our government is being led by fools who do not understand economics or science and who ignore that the earth burns and our air is toxic and all the while people are dying. And dying in record numbers. It should …

Robert Fisk (2019-10-29). Fear on the Streets: Hezbollah and the Protests in Lebanon. counterpunch.org Those tens of thousands of largely young protesters demanding a non-sectarian Lebanon were joyful, filled with happiness, determined that this time they would change the wretched confessional nature of their state forever. Then the Hezbollah turned up, a truckload of them, dressed in black and shouting through loudspeakers and holding up posters of their all-Shia More

Common Dreams staff (2019-10-29). READ: House Democrats Release Text of 8-Page Resolution Detailing Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org "We are taking this step," explained Nancy Pelosi ahead of its release, "to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

United Nations (2019-10-29). UN summit tackles climate change-induced threat to mountain water supplies. un.org The world's mountain and glacier regions are facing unprecedented challenges due to climate change, imposing a crippling effect on the people and economies that rely on them, the UN's weather agency explained on Tuesday, ahead of a summit to address the world's rapidly-changing water systems.

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Iraqi Protests Intensify After PM Refuses Early Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-29
The Iraqi people began their fifth day of protests on Tuesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators packed Baghdad's Tahrir Square to call for early elections and the removal of the government. | RELATED: | Iraq Declares Curfew in Baghdad As Protests Persist | The demonstrations on Tuesday were heavily motivated by the security forces shooting dead protesters in Kerbala overnight and the prime minister's refusal to call early elections. | It was the largest gathering in the capital since a…
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As Death Toll Tops 220, Iraqi Protesters Call for End to Corrupt Government
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
In Iraq, masked gunmen shot dead 18 protesters overnight and injured more than 800 people in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Monday. Nearly 225 Iraqis have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests swept the country last month. The protesters in Karbala were attacked while they camped out in the city's Education Square to protest corruption, lack of jobs and poor public services. Meanwhile in Baghdad, hospital officials said four people died during protests on Monday, while another 1…
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Protests in Chile Sparked by a Subway Fare Hike Come After 30 Years of Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
In Chile, a new set of mass protests took place Monday as President Sebastián Piñera fulfilled the promise to appoint new members to his cabinet. As Piñera addressed the nation Monday, hundreds of protesters had already gathered outside the presidential palace in Santiago, waving flags, honking horns and demanding for Piñera's resignation. The reshuffling of his cabinet came after more than a million people flooded the streets last Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high…
truthout.org/video/protests-in-chile-spa…

Salt Lake City: Demand charges be dropped against Inland Port protesters, end to police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-29
Salt Lake City, UT – Sixty people rallied at Library Square in Salt Lake City, October 26, for the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Repression. The event, hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB), focused on the devastating year of police violence locally, with eight people killed by police in 2019 so far. Organizers also denounced the recent charges of 14 anti-Inland Port activists, including ten felony riot charges. | "Not only do we have killings nationwide, we have them here, police killings continue everywhere," said UAPB organizer Deb Blake, who emceed the event. "We know that polic…
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Chilean Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Refuses to Acknowledge
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-29
"Neoliberalism was born in Chile and will die in Chile" has become a rallying cry for the movement. Yet few in the West are aware of the country's tumultuous history as an experimental laboratory for free market economics imposed on Chile by the United States.
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Latin America: Risks Worth Taking
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
It was just a matter of time before the Bolivian government would be the target of a reactionary opposition. Indeed it happened at its most vulnerable time during an election process that had not officially ended. Following popular protests against neoliberal structural changes imposed by the governments of Ecuador and Chile, it was the conservative…
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The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
The sectarian and ethnic civil wars that have ravaged a large part of the Middle East over the past 40 years are coming to an end. Replacing them is a new type of conflict in which protests akin to popular uprisings rock kleptocratic elites that justify their power by claiming to be the defenders of…
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As protests continue, Hong Kong's economy lurches into recession
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
The deteriorating economy is not only being compounded by the protests, but is itself one of the driving forces behind the mass demonstrations.
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Open Letter Calling on the Canadian Government to Stop Backing a Corrupt, Repressive and Illegitimate Haitian President
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
In recent months, Haitians have demonstrated their overwhelming opposition to President Jovenel MoàØse. There have been massive protests and multiple general strikes demanding MoàØse leave. We consider their demands legitimate. | A recent corruption investigation by Haiti's Superior Court of Auditors …
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NYC solidarity with Chilean uprising
Bryan Carrillo | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-29
The crowd sang "El derecho de vivir en paz," a famous Victor Jara song that translates to "the right to live in peace."
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Video: "El Pueblo Unido Jamás será Vencido"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
People united will never be defeated. | Concert-event: | In front of the Basilica de los Sacramentinos, Santiago de Chile, the orchestra plays the classic "El Pueblo Unido Jamás será Vencido" (When people are united …
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The Palestinian Christian Population Is Dwindling at an Alarming Rate
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-29
The world's most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere, and the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: "The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective." | One major issue that highlighted itself at the meetings is the rapidly declining number of Palestinian Christians in Palestine. | There are varied estimates on how many Palestinian Christians are still living in Palestine today, compared with the period before 1948 when th…
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Bolivia: Results To Be Audited by OAS, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-29
Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Tuesday said that an audit of the results of the Oct. 20 presidential elections will be carried out with the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and others countries. | RELATED: | Bolivian Ruling Party Secures Majority in Chambers of Congress | "The best way to clear…
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Periodista Max Blumenthal es arrestado meses después de reportar sobre la violencia de la oposición venezolana
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-29
El editor de The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, fue arrestado bajo falsas acusaciones luego de reportar sobre la violencia de la…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/29/periodista-ma…

Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.
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Growing Nostalgia for the USSR and China's Drift Towards Capitalism in the Post-Mao Era
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Recently, polls have outlined that up to 66% of Russians "want to go back to the USSR", almost 30 years after its disintegration. Those outside of Russia may find such realities surprising — especially considering that Vladimir Putin's approval ratings …
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Discredited bot-whisperers New Knowledge rebrand to Yonder, just in time to save 2020 election… from itself?
rt.com | 2019-10-29
Infamous commander of faux Russian bot armies New Knowledge has changed its name to Yonder, memory-holing its troubled reputation with a promise of a 'more authentic internet' just in time for the 2020 US presidential election. | New Knowledge, the bot-hunting and consulting firm founded by a State Department alumnus, has undergone a makeover. Billing itself as "the leading authentic internet company," whatever that means, the newly-rechristened Yonder has neatly divested itself of New Knowledge's baggage, just in time to bury Americans in horror stories of Russian bot activity for the 2020 election cycle. | T…
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Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" its Own Findings on Syria
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-29
Judging by the minimal impact of the news, there will likely be few consequences for those who suppressed information and misled the world, nor for those who called for war on the basis of it, their assertions proving, once again, disastrously wrong.
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Trump's "Mission Accomplished": US Forces Kill "Terror Mastermind" Al-Baghdadi? PR Success For POTUS
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
U.S. Special Operations forces eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a nighttime raid into northwestern Syria on October 26, President Donald Trump officially announced. According to the President, Baghdadi died with his 3 young children after activating his suicide …
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Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-29
The U.S. Department of "Defense" plans to keep its troops in Syria. This may come as a surprise to those who assumed that dumping support for the Kurdish militias meant the Pentagon finally intended to withdraw. The sudden convenient execution of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by U.S. forces on Oct. 27 . . . | Continue reading Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray at Workers.org
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Trump's Syria "Withdrawal": Where Less is Probably More
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
When US president Donald Trump announced his plan to relocate a few dozen US soldiers in Syria — getting them out of the way of a pending Turkish invasion — the Washington establishment exploded in rage at what it mis-characterized as a US "withdrawal" from Syria. Instead of fighting that mis-characterization, Trump embraced it, pretending…
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By protecting Syria's Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-29
With the killing of self-proclaimed ISIS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/29/by-protecting…

Trump Flip-Flops on Syria Withdrawal. Again
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
President Trump is reversing his foreign policy decisions so quickly these days that it almost seems like he overturns himself before making the decision in the first place. Last week he was very clear that the US was pulling its …
globalresearch.ca/trump-flip-flops-on-sy…

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" Its Own Findings on Syria
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-29
New evidence leaked from whistleblowers suggests the OCPW suppressed evidence and testimony that contradicted the U.S. narrative in Syria.

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” Its Own Findings on Syria

Baghdadi's Death Will Not Kill The Islamic State
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
The U.S. war in Iraq created ISIS. It thrives on destabilized states, so killing the Osamas and Baghdadis of the world will not end the terror, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn.
therealnews.com/stories/baghdadi-death-w…

Caliph Al-Baghdadi's Successors and Islamic State Affiliates
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
In the event of the death of the Islamic State's self-styled caliph, Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the Islamic State, reported on 7 August 2019 that the terrorist organization's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had appointed Abdullah Qardash as his …
globalresearch.ca/caliph-al-baghdadis-su…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the forgotten history of Iraq
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
Whether Baghdadi was an enemy of the United States, a CIA asset, or both, one thing is certain: the rise of ISIS was the byproduct of criminal actions by the US government spanning four decades.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/29/pers…

Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
Sunday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. | President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. | In 2004, Al-Baghdadi had been captured by U.S. forces and, for ten months, imprisoned in both Abu Ghraib and Camp Bucca. | I visited Camp Bucca in January, 2004 when, still under co…
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Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Yesterday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. | President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a …
globalresearch.ca/camp-bucca-abu-ghraib-…

Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-29
Yesterday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children. President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. In 2004, Al-Baghdadi had been captured by U.S. forces and, for …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/camp-bucca-ab…

Caliph Closure: 'He Died Like A Dog'
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
He died like a dog." President Trump could not have scripted a better one-liner as he got ready for his Obama bin Laden close-up in front of the whole world. | Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, fake caliph, ISIS/Daesh leader, the most wanted …
globalresearch.ca/caliph-closure-he-died…

Climate Justice Pop-Up Disruption
whatever | strikedc.org | 2019-10-29
As the wildfires burn in California, we have to deal with the fact that the climate crisis isn't a problem for the future — it's already begun. And as the corporations and politicians that created the climate crisis continue to delay and deny, over 200,000+ people have had to evacuate their homes. But as this … | Continue reading "Climate Justice Pop-Up Disruption"
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Climate Crisis Stokes Flames in California, Putting Disabled People at Risk
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
At 10 am on Saturday morning, Cynthia Boaz, 49, packed up her dog, cat and seven chickens to head to her mom and stepdad's home in Santa Rosa. Her and her husband's home in Healdsburg, California, a small town in Sonoma County, was under threat of the Kincade Fire, which started 10 miles east of their home. Their home lost power shortly after she left. | Boaz had evacuated to her parents' house once before, for nine days, when her home was between the Tubbs and Pocket fires of 2017. Then, she w…
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As oil companies destroy Houston, community challenges Valero
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-10-29
In Houston, a city choked by oil refineries and regulatory capture, people are fighting back against one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis. Regulatory capture is when a regulatory agency, founded to advance the public interest, instead promotes the commercial or political aims of the industry it is . . . | Continue reading As oil companies destroy Houston, community challenges Valero at Workers.org
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Elections and Uprisings: Is Latin America Once Again Liberating Itself From The U.S.?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Washington's influence in Latin America, it's so-called " backyard", has reached a new crisis as neoliberal and reactionary governments that have been backed by the U.S. and President Donald Trump, are threatened either by popular mobilization and uprisings or …
globalresearch.ca/elections-and-uprising…

Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won't cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73.
therealnews.com/stories/chicago-support-…

Trump Reveals Plans for Nationwide Crackdown and More Militarized Police
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-29
President Donald Trump on Monday said the Justice Department is preparing to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that he named "the surge," a term commonly associated with the George W. Bush administration's decision to send tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq in 2007. | "In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime–which I think is so important–targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities and dangerous rural areas," Trump said during the International A…
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Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts More Militarized US Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
President Donald Trump on Monday said the Justice Department is preparing to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that he named "the surge," a term commonly associated with the George W. Bush administration's decision to send tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq in 2007. | "In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime — which I think is so important — target…
truthout.org/articles/vowing-nationwide-…

Amazon Spends Big to Remake Seattle's City Council
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-29
SEATTLE–Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in jobs. So when he learned the online retail giant had poured $1 million into remaking the Seattle City Council with more business-friendly candidates, he pulled out his wallet. | The New York resident sent $15 to socialist council member Kshama Sawant, a target of the online retail giant. While that doesn't compare to Amazon's unprecedented spending Oct. 14, about 1,900 others also have donated to Sawant since then, her c…
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A 'woke' remake of 'Baby It's Cold Outside': What's next, a climate-change one?
rt.com | 2019-10-29
Super-woke musician John Legend has reportedly "updated" a 1940s classic love song for modern liberal sensibilities, in a downright Orwellian twist to the ongoing US culture war that consumes everything it touches. | "Baby It's Cold Outside," first recorded in 1944, has been covered by many a celebrity duet since — until it ran into the #MeToo minefield last year, and got canceled because some people complained very loudly on social media that its lyrics were about "date rape." Or as CNN chose to phrase it, "some ob…
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Flying above the clouds: the U.S. military and climate change
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2019-10-29
Climate change is occurring, highlighted by dramatically shifting weather patterns and ever more deadly storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires. And the evidence is overwhelming that it is driven by the steady increase in greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide and methane, produced by our fossil fuel-based economic system. | Source…
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27 youth climate activists arrested for Canadian parliament sit-in demanding Green New Deal
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-29
"Climate change is impacting us now, so we're acting now and we expect our politicians to do the same."
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"In terms of the coral reefs and all the dangers to the ecosystems, Mauritius is one of the countries most at risk" -John Foster
Touria Prayag | mronline.org | 2019-10-29
While environmentalist Greta Thunburg was at the UN, John Bellamy Foster, environmental sociologist and editor of the Monthly Review, was in Mauritius to train people on climate change. Weekly had an opportunity to talk to him. | Source…
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Netanyahu To Move Civilian Funds to Military Spending
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-29
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to shift funds designated for civilian purposes to military spending to meet any threats from Iran, a government official said Tuesday according to Reuters. | RELATED: | With Bibi Out, Benny Gantz Tasked to Form Israel's New Gov't | Netanyahu, in a speech on Monday, did not specify the amount of the funds but said they needed to be moved "now". | Asked about the prime minister's remarks, the official made clear that no such shift…
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Far-Right EU Lawmakers Visit Occupied Kashmir on 'PR' Trip
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-29
A delegation of mostly far-right members of the European Parliament visited occupied Kashmir Tuesday, in what many called a "PR stunt" for far-right India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | RELATED: | India's Modi to Host China's Xi Amid Strained Ties Due to Kashmir | Of the 27 EU lawmakers, many belong to anti-establishment parties like the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Marine Le Pen's National Rally in France. Sitaram Yechury, an Indian opposition politician, cr…
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Kashmir: Self-Determination is the Solution
Chandra Muzaffar | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
It is a pity that some groups and individuals are urging palm oil importers in India to refrain from buying the commodity from Malaysia. The Solvent Extractors Association of India, India's top vegetable oil trade body is one such outfit. Apparently, this boycott is a sort of "punishment" for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remarks…
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A Call For Action On Kashmir Black Day
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Andrew Korybko delivered the following speech on 28 October, 2019, at the Pakistani Embassy in Moscow during an event observing Kashmir Black Day, the somber occasion that marks the day that Indian occupying forces first entered the UNSC-recognized disputed territory …
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U.S. Universities Bow to Pressure of Israel Lobby
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
The Israel lobby in the United States and its counterparts in Europe have been paying particular attention to curtailing the activities of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). This is because BDS, which is non-violent and based on established …
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Judge Tells ICE Not to Use Faulty Databases to Order Detentions. Will It Comply?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
In 2012, deportations reached 409,849 — their highest level yet. That same year, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a major problem with the program that earned President Obama his "Deporter in Chief" moniker. | David Marin, head of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Los Angeles, emailed headquarters to alert them that agents had asked loc…
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Trump Is Not Alone Among Americans In Failing to Understand What A Real Lynching Is
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, is a national memorial to commemorate the victims of lynching in the U. S. (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela Boosts Ties of Brotherhood With US Indigenous People
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-29
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke Tuesday with indigenous representatives from the United States to strengthen ties of brotherhood in the context of the First International Meeting of Native Peoples. | RELATED: | Argentina: Fernandez Thanks Maduro For Congratulating Him | Arreaza met with Professor Nick Estes and the team of The Red Nation, an American organization dedicated to promoting the liberation of the natives from capi…
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More Than 10,000 People Call on Congress to Investigate Amazon's Surveillance Empire
commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
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Neoliberal Macri Regime Trounced in Argentinian Elections
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Last August, opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez and running mate/former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defeated President Mauricio Macri by a 47.22% to 32.36% margin. | It was short of a majority triumph, requiring a electoral runoff. Center-right Roberto Lavagna came in …
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Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware on WhatsApp
commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
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Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: A Silver Bullet that Misses the Target
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
Promoters of genetic modification (GM) in agriculture have long argued that genetically engineered Golden Rice is a practical way to provide poor farmers in remote areas with a subsistence crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many poor countries in the Global South and leaves…
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Drone Strikes and Tears: Why I Weep While I Work
Allegra Harpootlian | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
A report from the U.N. found that, for the first time since it started tracking the conflict in Afghanistan 10 years ago, U.S. and Afghan government forces had killed more civilians than the Taliban and other militant groups. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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German left wins Oct. 27 vote but far right makes big gains
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-29
Shouts of joy rang out last night at Berlin's Karl Liebknecht Haus, headquarters of Germany's Left Party (Die Linke), when it was learned that Die Linke won the state elections in Thuringia with 31% of the vote, the highest total ever for the party in any of Germany's 16 states. The party's predecessor, the Party …
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German state election: the Left Party's policies open the way for the fascistic AfD
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
The established parties were punished by the electorate for their right-wing and anti-working-class policies, but the main beneficiary is the far-right Alternative for Germany.
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The Problem Threatening the Entire American Middle Class
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-29
Americans are more aware than ever that America has a race problem — and, more specifically, a racial wealth divide problem. As researchers from the Institute for Policy Studies and I found earlier this year, median white families are 41 times wealthier than median Black families in the United States. | As our country becomes more diverse, this shocking racial wealth divide is no longer a challenge for disenfranchised minorities alone. It's a threat to the entire American middle class. | Let me show you how. | Related Articles:


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The Superhero Movies We Need
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
After reading Louis Proyect's article on the superhero movies we don't need, I thought I'd send you a few suggestions of superhero movies we do need. I'm thinking specifically of scripts based on the culturally significant visual-literary work of Gilbert Shelton. For a superhero saving the people from themselves story, I recommend: WONDER WARTHOG! For a…
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No American Should Stand for the Way We Wage War
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-29
There's a lot about our wars that we don't know, but what we do know is enough to make a person cry.
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Retiring Australian ambassador to US points to war danger in Trump trade policies
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
In a major speech last week, Joe Hockey delivered what has been described as a "blistering attack" on the trade and tariff policies of US President Trump.
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How Soldiers Brought a Halt to the U.S. War Machine
Roger Bybee | progressive.org | 2019-10-29
Opposition to the Vietnam war burst into a wide range of activism, including wearing anti-war buttons while in uniform, petitions and demonstrations, guerrilla theater, staging hearings about war crimes, and throwing away the medals they earned.
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Right-wing politics in a "left" wrapper: Elizabeth Warren's plan for education
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
Now hovering at the top of the field, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continues her "left" populist appeal with her new education plan.
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They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
"You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." — They Live | We're living in two worlds, you and …
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What It Means to Experience US Wars From a Computer Screen Away
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
I cry at work — often quite profusely — about once every two weeks. And that's if I'm lucky. The past couple of months? More times than I can count. And not over a nasty email, a rude response, or a mean coworker (of which, I'm proud to say, I have none). No, I'm crying for a simple enough reason: because my job in communications breaks my heart. It does so over and over again. And yet I stay. I keep doing it, tears and all, because I want to make a difference, because I just hate the world I'…
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Disagreeing Reasonably in a Complex World
Robert Jensen | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
In my last couple years of university teaching before retiring, I repeated two catch phrases as often as possible–"reasonable people can disagree" and "if two things are both true, then both are relevant." The first assertion–which I used so often that at the end of one semester a student gave me a coffee mug with…
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White House Staffer Raised Concerns Twice After Listening to Trump Ukraine Call
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
UPDATE: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified today in the House impeachment inquiry. Top Democrats reported that it was an impactful testimony. Acting House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney said she found his statements to be "extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing." | The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will testify Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry that he was so troubled by President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with his European counterpart that…
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House Democrats release resolution to take Trump impeachment proceedings public — and legal
rt.com | 2019-10-29
House Democrats have released a resolution outlining the sequence of impeachment procedures, and hope to silence Republicans' complaints that the process is unfair, secretive, or straight-up illegal, by subjecting it to a vote. | The resolution, released on Tuesday, authorizes members of both parties to subpoena and question witnesses, requisition evidence, and release transcripts (with appropriate redactions). Released by Rules Committee chair Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), it is expected to be put to a vote on Thursday. | t.co/KoYAHyU4iv pic.twitter.com/0wm3ncau…
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White House Official to Offer 'Damning' Impeachment Testimony
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-29
A White House National Security Council official who listened to President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukraine's leader plans to tell House impeachment investigators in a sworn deposition Tuesday that he was so alarmed by the conversation that he reported it to his superiors and the NSC's top lawyer. | Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an active-duty Army officer and the NSC's top Ukraine expert, will be the first White House official to testify as part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump. Vindman will also be the first official who heard Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to tes…
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Freedom of Thought is Under Attack: Here's How to Save Your Mind
Simon McCarthy-Jones | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
Freedom of thought stands at a critical crossroads. Technological and psychological advances could be used to promote free thought. They could shield our inner worlds, reduce our mental biases, and create new spaces for thought. Yet states and corporations are forging these advances into weapons that restrict what we think. To lose freedom of thought…
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The Politics of Tyranny
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
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More Mural Fever in San Francisco: Arnautoff Controversy Goes Viral
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
Students and faculty members gathered in the auditorium at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) recently to hear a panel discussion about "public art." They were joined by citizens concerned about the controversial murals at George Washington High School, which were painted in the 1930s, by WPA artist and Communist Party member Victor Arnautoff who…
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The contributions of the Chinese revolution have changed the world
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-29
The following speech was delivered by Fight Back! editor Mick Kelly at a Minneapolis October, 2019 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution. Kelly is a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and is responsible for its international relations. | It is a real honor to be with you this evening to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In October of 1949, the outstanding Marxist-Leninist, the main architect of China's revolutionary process, Mao Zedong, would proclaim in Beijing, "The Chinese people have s…
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Agrochemical Apocalypse. Glyphosate, GMO and Biodiversity: Dr Rosemary Mason
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
The renowned author and whistleblower Evaggelos Vallianatos describes British environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason as a " defender of the natural world and public health." I first came across her work a few years ago. It was in …
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Western Courts Target Gazprom For Expropriations
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
On October 23rd the Amsterdam District Court issued an order for the seizure of 100% of the shares of the South Stream Transport B.V. company, which is contracted to build the offshore section of the Turk Stream Pipeline. This legal …
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Global Research Campaign: Protect Independent Thought and Analysis Online
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
In order to keep the Global Research website alive and well in 2020 and beyond, we are launching a fundraising campaign from now until the end of 2019. Our goal is to raise $25,000 before the year ends, which …
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Never Had a Chance!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
It was 1956, Brooklyn , NYC, the year after our beloved Dodgers had finally won a World Series from those Damn Yankees. We kids on Dahill Road were ' The Children of Howdy Doody' , for that was the show …
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'Heartbroken' Lib Dem MP Heidi Allen will not stand in general election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-29
Liberal Democrat MP Heidi Allen has said she will not stand in the next general election, as she declared that Brexit has "broken our politics". | The former Tory MP said is she "exhausted by the invasion into my privacy and the nastiness and intimidation that has become commonplace", adding that lines are too often crossed and the effect is "utterly dehumanising". | Allen, who quit the Change UK group in June, said she is heartbroken but is confident she is making the right decision. | In a letter to South Cambridgeshire constituents, whom she has represented for four and a half years, she told them she loved be…
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Brexit — The Cold Hard Truth Emerges
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Brexit has turned out to be some sort of quasi-crusade for the radical right and their acolytes in the form of buccaneering Brexiteers and swashbuckling 'Spartans.' The truth about Brexit is really quite simple when boiled down. After all the …
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O Califa, filme CIA entre a ficàßà£o e a realidade
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
"Foi como assistir a um filme", disse o Presidente Trump, depois de testemunhar a eliminaàßà£o de Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, o Califa, Chefe do ISIS, transmitido na Situation Room da Casa Branca. Aqui, em 2011, o Presidente Obama assistia à …
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Il Califfo, film Cia tra fiction e realtà
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
´àà stato come guardare un film ª, ha detto il presidente Trump dopo aver assistito alla eliminazione di Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, il Califfo capo dell'Isis, trasmessa nella Situation Room della Casa Bianca. Qui, nel 2011, il presidente Obama assisteva alla …
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Endless Occupation and Plunder of Syria: U.S. Terrorism in the Name of "Going After the Terrorists"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Like his predecessors, Trump operates as a frontman for the military, industrial, security complex, Wall Street, and other monied interests. | As commander-in-chief, he continues endless US wars of aggression in multiple theaters, along with economic terrorism on Iran, Venezuela, North …
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The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2019-10-29
The FBI has come under intense criticism after a 2017 leak exposed that its counterterrorism division had invented a new, unfounded domestic terrorism category it called " black identity extremism." Since then, legislators have pressured the bureau's leadership to be more transparent about its investigation of black activists, and a number of civil rights groups have filed publ…
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As Death Toll Tops 220, Iraqi Protesters Stay in Streets Calling For End to Corrupt Government
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-29
In Iraq, masked gunmen shot dead 18 protesters overnight and injured more than 800 people in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Monday. Nearly 225 Iraqis have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests swept the country last month. The protesters in Karbala were attacked while they camped out in the city's Education Square to protest corruption, lack of jobs and poor public services. Meanwhile in Baghdad, hospital officials said four people died during protests on Monday, while another 109 were injured. On Monday, the Iraqi Parliament met for the first time since the protests began. Lawmakers voted to d…
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Protests in Chile Were Sparked By a Subway Fare Hike, But Come After "30 Years of a Social Crisis"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-29
In Chile, a new set of mass protests took place Monday as President Sebastián Piñera fulfilled the promise to appoint new members to his cabinet. As Piñera addressed the nation Monday, hundreds of protesters had already gathered outside the presidential palace in Santiago, waving flags, honking horns and demanding for Piñera's resignation. The reshuffling of his cabinet came after more than a million people flooded the streets last Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high cost of living and privatization. The protest drew more than 5% of Chile's population and followed days of widespread ci…
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Fueled by Climate Change, California's Raging Wildfires Are Threatening Vulnerable Communities First
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-29
California is bracing for a day of strong winds as climate change-fueled wildfires continue to burn from Los Angeles to north of the Bay Area. After a chaotic weekend of mass evacuations and blackouts that left millions in the dark, firefighters in Sonoma, California, made headway Monday, containing 15% of the massive Kincade fire that has burned nearly 75,000 acres. But as high winds pick up again today, firefighters still face an uphill battle in combating the at least 10 blazes raging across the state, including the growing Getty fire, which erupted in one of Los Angeles's most opulent communities Monday. Fire…
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Demanding Seat at the Table, Youth Organizers Announce New Wave of Climate Strikes Ahead of UN Talks in Chile
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
After millions of people worldwide took to the streets last month for a pair of global climate strikes, youth organizers on Tuesday announced a new wave of actions direct at upcoming United Nations climate talks schedule for December in Santiago, Chile. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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After NCAA Votes to Lift Ban on Compensating Students Athletes, GOP Senator Calls for Taxing Their Scholarships
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
A unanimous decision by the NCAA will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, a new step forward in a debate that has raged in the world of college sports for years. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With 330,000 People on Georgia 'Purge List,' Rights Advocates Warn of Massive Voter Suppression
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
Voting rights advocates in Georgia said on Tuesday they would work to notify more than 300,000 voters whose registrations may be purged from the rolls in the coming weeks by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's administration. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders Tops CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Bernie Edges Warren as Biden Dives
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
"As we have said from the beginning, this is a campaign built to win and planning to win," campaign manager Faiz Shakir told Common Dreams. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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White House Official Who Heard Trump's Ukraine Call to Offer 'Damning Testimony' to House Impeachment Investigators
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
"I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen," Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman plans to tell House committees Tuesday | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: The Impeachment Inquiry
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
As the Quantum field oversees the disintegration of institutions no longer in service to the public, the Democratic party continues to lose their marbles, perpetuating their own simulated bubble as if they alone are the nation's most trusted purveyors of …
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Putin always on his mind? Trump refers to Ukraine's Zelensky as 'new Russian president'
rt.com | 2019-10-29
Donald Trump has galvanized Russiagate diehards lurking on social media, after mistakenly referring to Volodymyr Zelensky as the new leader of… Russia. | The US president made the slip-up while defending his relationship with Kiev, which is currently being scrutinized by Democratic lawmakers. The impeachment inquiry is trying to determine if Trump tried to pressure Zelensky to open an investigation into the son of Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. | Trump told reporters on Monday that the accusations were based on a "false narrative" of a phone conversation he had with the Ukrainian president &#1…
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'Why are so many people listening in on me?' Trump slams Ukrainegate witness as 'Never Trumper,' questions call procedure
rt.com | 2019-10-29
US President Donald Trump has questioned the reliability of a White House official set to testify to Congress about his infamous call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, calling the witness a "Never Trumper." | The tweet is part of the Ukrainegate impeachment saga, which the Democrats have been focusing on ever since Russiagate fizzled out. The allegation is that Trump pressured Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden over his role in ending a corruption probe into a Ukrainian energy company where his son sat on the board — and that Trump made US aid to Kiev dependent on such an…
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California Fires: A Land That Burns, A Land That Cannot Breathe
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-29
Our government is being led by fools who do not understand economics or science and who ignore that the earth burns and our air is toxic and all the while people are dying. And dying in record numbers. It should …
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Fear on the Streets: Hezbollah and the Protests in Lebanon
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-29
Those tens of thousands of largely young protesters demanding a non-sectarian Lebanon were joyful, filled with happiness, determined that this time they would change the wretched confessional nature of their state forever. Then the Hezbollah turned up, a truckload of them, dressed in black and shouting through loudspeakers and holding up posters of their all-Shia…
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READ: House Democrats Release Text of 8-Page Resolution Detailing Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-10-29
"We are taking this step," explained Nancy Pelosi ahead of its release, "to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UN summit tackles climate change-induced threat to mountain water supplies
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-29
The world's mountain and glacier regions are facing unprecedented challenges due to climate change, imposing a crippling effect on the people and economies that rely on them, the UN's weather agency explained on Tuesday, ahead of a summit to address the world's rapidly-changing water systems.
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India should 'unlock' freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-29
The people of Indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of numerous basic freedoms, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday, before urging the Indian authorities "to unlock the situation".
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