Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

2019-11-01: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Chile: 'Interference Accusation is US Dirty Game,' Russia says. telesurenglish.net Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday rejected U.S. accusations that Russia is trying to destabilize democracy in Chile. | RELATED: | Chile: Protestors March in Concepcion and Towards the Capital | "The U.S. administration is taking advantage of Chile's difficult internal situation to continue its attempts to denigrate our country's forei…

Francisco Dominguez (2019-11-01). The Battle for Chile. globalresearch.ca It all started with a minor misdemeanour by school students who collectively refused to pay fares on the Santiago metro in rejection of a price hike (to 830 pesos: US$1.17). This was part of a brutal austerity package, decreed by …

CP Editor (2019-11-01). Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America's Richest Country. counterpunch.org

Staff (2019-11-01). Joint Turkish and Russian Patrols Begin in Syrian Region. truthdig.com SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. | The Turkish Defense Ministry said an initial patrol covered an area 87 kilometers (54 miles) long and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep in the al-Darbasiyah region, assisted by drones. "The first joint patrol was completed as planned," the statement said. | The Russian Defense Ministry said the joint patrol included nine military vehicles, including a Russian armored pe…

commondreams (2019-11-01). Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Iraq Witnesses Largest Protests Since the Fall of Saddam. telesurenglish.net A massive demonstration took place in central Baghdad on Friday as tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged the capital city demanding the root-and-branch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass anti-government demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein. | RELATED: | 100 Killed, 5,500 Injured in New Wave of Protests in Iraq | Five people died from injuries sustained overnight after security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters camped out in the cap…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-11-01). Why Killing "High-Valued Targets" Like Baghdadi Won't Destroy ISIS. counterpunch.org At the height of the al-Qaeda-led insurgency in Iraq in 2006-07, US commanders, whose troops were suffering serious casualties from roadside bombs, developed a strategy. They sought to identify, kill or capture the leaders of the cells planting the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the belief that this would cripple the bombing campaign. Many such high-value More

Sarah Abed (2019-11-01). Trump's Plan to Pillage Syrian Oil, Blatant Violation of International Law. globalresearch.ca Exactly two weeks after announcing a thousand US troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria with a portion relocated to Syria's Jordanian and Israeli borders and others sent to Iraq, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to keep …

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary. telesurenglish.net More than 100,000 Algerians, double the number attending recent weekly protests, marched on Friday to demand a purge of the ruling hierarchy and an end to military involvement in politics, marking the 37th anniversary of the independence from the French colonial rule. | RELATED: | Algerian Lawyers Take to Streets To Demand Justice Reforms | Protesters…

Moira Birss (2019-11-01). BlackRock's Ghoulish Lack of Action for the Amazon. commondreams.org Protest outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City. (Photo: Amazon Watch) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-11-01). Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers. venezuelanalysis.com Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.

WSWS (2019-11-01). Hamburg, Germany: SPD-Green state executive uses police violence to guard lecture by AfD founder. wsws.org Hundreds of Hamburg students have protested against the return of Bernd Lucke, founder of the far-right Alternative for Germany, to their university in the past two weeks.

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-01). No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Northern Syria. The Pentagon Will Use Overwhelming Force to Maintain US Control over Syrian Oil. globalresearch.ca From one or more illegally established airbases in Syria, as well as other other regional ones, Pentagon warplanes, attack helicopters, and drones continue terror-bombing Syrian sites at the discretion of its commanders. | US troops still occupy large parts of northern …

Margaret Kimberley (2019-11-01). The Baghdadi Scam. globalresearch.ca The Democrats and corporate media don't really oppose what Donald Trump is doing in Syria or anywhere else. | "In the end it doesn't matter if Baghdadi is dead or when or how he died." | Donald Trump says that Abu Bakr …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-01). Trump Slides an American Foot in the Door in Syria. globalresearch.ca At first glance, it would appear to be a businessman's plan to plunder the profits of Syria, and he has quoted profits expected and even ear-marked the profits to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are a Syrian Kurdish …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-01). Who Is the Unknown Jihadist Named as Islamic State's New Caliph? globalresearch.ca Confirming the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State's spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, who was killed in a US airstrike in northwest Syria a day after the killing of al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's al-Furqan media has announced …

South Front (2019-11-01). Video: Turkish Forces Advance Further South of Ras Al-ayn. globalresearch.ca For several days in a row, an intense fighting is ongoing between the Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Kbanah in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. | Pro-militant sources claim that the Syrian Army …

Pepe Escobar (2019-11-01). Rebuilding Syria — Without Syria's Oil. globalresearch.ca What happened in Geneva this Wednesday, in terms of finally bringing peace to Syria, could not be more significant: the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee. | The Syrian Constitutional Committee sprang out of a resolution passed in January 2018 …

Yves Engler (2019-11-01). Haitian Revolt Targeting Canada. counterpunch.org Haiti is the site of the most sustained popular uprising among many that are currently sweeping the globe. It's also the most explicitly anti-imperialist, which is part of the reason why it has received the least coverage. For six weeks much of Port-au-Prince has been shuttered in the longest in a series of strikes since More

Staff (2019-11-01). In Colombia, Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred While 2,500 Troops Deployed. truthout.org The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community's unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of UN experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to inves…

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana. telesurenglish.net Over a thousand delegates from 80 countries began on Friday the "Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism" at the Convention Center in Havana. | RELATED: | Cuba and Russia Plan New Joint Socio-Economic Ventures Ahead | During this three-day event, social activists, workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples leaders, intellectuals and politicians will analyze the current offensive of the U.S. imperialism against the Latin American peoples. | A…

Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan (2019-11-01). Laughter Over the Left Shoulder at Russia's Tragedy. globalresearch.ca The recent appearance in some Western media sources of insults, jokes, and unfounded accusations in response to tragedies affecting the Russian people is shocking in its coarseness and barbarity, disturbing in its lack of compassion for fellow human beings, and …

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Blumenthal Denounces: "They Are Trying to Steal My Freedom" telesurenglish.net Max Blumenthal, the journalist who covered the siege of the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. back in May, offered an interview to Russia Today shortly after being arrested and released for the alleged aggression against an opponent of the Bolivarian Government, a charge for which he will be tried. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | "The right-wi…

Eric Toussaint (2019-11-01). Another Look at the Federal Reserve's Panic in September 2019 and Solutions to the Crisis. globalresearch.ca Part 1 : Another look at the Federal Reserve's panic in September 2019 | You may recall that from 17 September 2019, the United States Federal Reserve injected massive amounts of liquidity into banks due to a quite abnormal situation on …

Gloria Oladipo (2019-11-01). Don't Call the Police, Call Your Neighbors! counterpunch.org Here is a hard truth: Police do not keep communities safe. This year alone has produced numerous stories of officers causing distress, damage, or death in communities they're sworn to protect. As this epidemic worsens, communities need to find new ways to handle crisis situations without police intervention. Modern U.S. police forces evolved from watch More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-11-01). Latin America: Is Canada Trying to Create Another "Illegitimate" Government? globalresearch.ca Bolivia has recently had a presidential election that without foreign interference would have passed without notice outside Latin America. President Evo Morales was re-elected democratically to a forth term without the need of a run-off election with incumbent Carlos Mesa…

Alan Macleod (2019-11-01). Arrest of Gov't Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com The SWAT-style raid on the home of government critic and journalist Max Blumenthal signals a new level of escalation in the US government's war on dissent.

Michael Jansen (2019-11-01). Trump Is Not the First, and Will Not be the Last, US Politician to Exploit, then Drop the Kurds. globalresearch.ca In response to US President Donald Trump's personal triumphalism over the slaying by US forces of Daesh's leader, Kurdish militia Commander Mazloum Abdi tweeted, | "For five months there has been joint intel cooperation on the ground and accurate monitoring, …

Michael Bento (2019-11-01). Ecuador's uprising, visible and invisible — a commentary. workers.org The writer is of African descent from the United States, currently living in Quito. For more than 10 days at the beginning of October, Ecudorians across the nation revolted against President Lenín Moreno's austerity Decree 883 announced to satisfy part of the U.S.-based International Monetary Fund's loan conditions. As part . . . | Continue reading Ecuador's uprising, visible and invisible — a commentary at Workers.org

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-11-01). Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen's Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine. mintpressnews.com Between March 2015 and March 2019, the Saudi-led Coalition launched at least 10,000 airstrikes in Yemen that struck farms, 800 that struck local food markets, and about 450 airstrikes that hit silos and other food storage facilities.

Daily Sabah (2019-11-01). 250K Yemenis at Brink of Death from Hunger. globalresearch.ca As the brutal war in Yemen continues to worsen the humanitarian situation for civilians in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 250,000 Yemenis are on the brink of death from hunger. | "The ongoing conflict and its …

Ady Barkan (2019-11-01). Ady Barkan: Elizabeth Warren's Plan Is a Massive Win for the Medicare for All Movement. theintercept.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to students and staff at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 2019. | Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP | The movement for single-payer health care has taken some big strides forward in recent years. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., put the issue at the center of the Democratic Party's debate with his run for president in 2016. In partnership with the nurses union and other champions, he then got 19 senators to co-sponsor his bill in 2017. After Democrats took back the House of Representatives, we demanded and got hearings in multiple powerful committees on the fantastic b…

Robert Reich (2019-11-01). Robert Reich: Democrats Reject Oligarchy or Else. truthdig.com If the party fails to embrace the populist agenda of Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, it could easily lose to Trump again in 2020.

Paul Street (2019-11-01). The Capitalist War on the Last American Commons. counterpunch.org The land in question in This Land is Christopher Ketcham's brilliant first book is the last wild "American commons": the federal public lands of the western United States. Comprising many millions of acres of grassland, forest, mountains, valleys, canyons, and steppe, this vast "public trust" is under the deeply compromised supervision of the U.S. Department More

Paul Street (2019-11-01). The Capitalist War on the Last American Commons. counterpunch.org The land in question in This Land is Christopher Ketchum's brilliant first book is the last wild "American commons": the federal public lands of the western United States. Comprising many millions of acres of grassland, forest, mountains, valleys, canyons, and steppe, this vast "public trust" is under the deeply compromised supervision of the U.S. Department More

Wendell Potter (2019-11-01). How Health Insurance Industry Allies Are Going to Lie and Attack Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan. commondreams.org Remember groups that are likely to come to the defense of the employer-based insurance system that Warren wants to dramatically reform, like the Chamber of Commerce, may (again) be receiving tens of millions of dollars from industry. (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Derek Royden (2019-11-01). Risk assessment: Thoughts on 'a climate security plan for America'. nationofchange.org "A Climate Security Plan for America", if it had been covered by the press, could actually make a difference in changing the minds of some in the political center more inclined to believe the U.S. military than scientists or activist groups.

Tom Canavan (2019-11-01). Rutgers softball coaches face accusations of abuse, intimidation. peoplesworld.org (AP)—Two Rutgers softball coaches, a husband and wife, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday he wants an independent investigation of allegations made against softball head coach Kristen Butler and her husband, Marcus Smith, a volunteer assistant. Smith has since left the …

Robert Edwards (2019-11-01). Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and the Rise of the 'Shallow State'. commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-01). Ford workers must reject deal patterned on UAW-GM sellout. wsws.org The UAW-Ford National Council is meeting today to rubber-stamp a deal that sanctions the slashing of jobs and creation of a largely disposable temporary workforce.

John O'Kane (2019-11-01). A Lottery of Equality Dispenses Dystopia. counterpunch.org A common refrain in the Democratic Party debates has been support for more equality, the inclusion of those yet to access the American Dream. Most candidates even want to include migrants in their target group and make them eligible for free college and medical care. Expanding the base of successful citizens is what has defined More

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-01). Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced. imemc.org The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a …

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters. telesurenglish.net Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-01). House Dems Pass Procedural Impeachment Resolution. globalresearch.ca Establishment media support for what's going on is all about wanting undemocratic Dems gaining a political advantage ahead of 2020 presidential, congressional, state, and local elections. | The impeachment inquiry scam is unrelated to legitimate wrongdoing by Trump and his regime …

WSWS (2019-11-01). Pentagon awards $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft. wsws.org Amazon was widely expected to win the ten-year agreement, but Trump's intervention apparently tipped the contract to Microsoft.

RT (2019-11-01). 'Thank God for Deep State', ex-CIA boss says. Still think it's a conspiracy theory? rt.com In just a few short months, the US political establishment has gone from denying the existence of the 'Deep State' and calling it a conspiracy theory, to praising it as the bulwark of the Republic against President Donald Trump. | "Thank God for the 'Deep State,'" declared former CIA director John E. McLaughlin at an event this week, describing the diplomats and intelligence officers testifying before the congressional impeachment inquiry as "people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call." | Lavishing praise on the 'whistleblower' intelligence officer whose complaint about Trump's phone call l…

Staff (2019-11-01). Impeachment Begins; Trump Panics as Facts Unfold. therealnews.com Even though it is becoming clear that Trump violated the Constitution, the partisan divide is only getting deeper.

Kathleen Wallace (2019-11-01). The Democratic Office Boy Machine. counterpunch.org Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate More

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-11-01). Life in the Ashes of Lotusland Dreams: the Kinkade Fire and the Future of California. counterpunch.org The Kincade Fire, currently burning in Sonoma County, California erupted at 9: 24 PM on October 23 during an extreme wind event, east of Geyserville (77 miles or 124 km north of San Francisco). An area of 400 acres (2 square kilometers, 2 km^2) burned that evening. By October 30 the fire had burned an area More

T.J. Coles (2019-11-01). UK General Election and the Chance to Get a Corbyn Government. counterpunch.org Last year, Mexicans elected a leftish leader, López Obrador, who pledged "a Robin Hood institute" (Reuters) to "return everything to the people that's been stolen" by elites and small-time crooks (Obrador). Argentines recently rejected the creeping rightward trend in South America and also elected a leftish President, Alberto Fernández. In the US, Presidential candidate Bernie More

Louis Proyect (2019-11-01). The Political Economy of Homelessness. counterpunch.org In 2009, Hollywood tried to get us to care about the nearly 50,000 homeless people in Los Angeles by releasing a film titled "The Soloist". It starred Jamie Foxx as the real-life, trained classical musician Nathaniel Ayers who ended up on the streets as a result of schizophrenia. This chronic illness makes such people especially vulnerable when tax-starved municipal governments can no longer fund support networks. It was up to LA Times reporter Steve Lopez to tell his story, after happening upon him on the streets playing a cello (in the film, it was a violin). Ayers barely got by from the small donations he rece…

Barrett Brown (2019-11-01). On Putin and Press Failures. counterpunch.org I wrote this in 2010. As Stratfor liked it enough to steal it, I'll republish it here This is a March 2010 article I wrote for the old True/Slant outlet, which had its heyday circa 2009 before being bought by Forbes, which in turn promptly got rid of me, Michael Hastings, and other contributors of More

M. Palani Kumar (2019-11-01). In Rough Seas: the Seaweed Harvesters of Tamil Nadu. counterpunch.org They're up by 3 each morning. They've got to be at work by 5 a.m. and need to complete all their household tasks before that. The commute to their vast, wet workplace is a short walk. They just step out of their homes, stride up to the sea — and dive in. Sometimes they take More

Ron Jacobs (2019-11-01). The Blues Had a White Baby and His Name was Michael Bloomfield. counterpunch.org Michael Bloomfield began playing in Chicago blues clubs while still in high school. By 1968 he was considered one of the best guitarists in the world along with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. By that time, Bloomfield had joined and left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, played on Bob Dylan's masterpiece album Highway 61 Revisited More

Betsey Piette (2019-11-01). Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody. workers.org According to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Oct. 24, over 5,400 children have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration authorities at the Mexican border since July 2017. While a federal judge in San Diego on June 26, 2018, ordered that the children be reunited . . . | Continue reading Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody at Workers.org

Ed Rampell (2019-11-01). Film review: All aboard the freedom train with "Harriet" peoplesworld.org The stand-up-and-cheer biopic Harriet about legendary freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (British-born actress/singer Cynthia Erivo, who won the Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Award for The Color Purple in 2016) is arguably the most progressive feature film of the year. In a straight forward, conventional manner co-writer/director Kasi Lemmons (1997's Eve's Bayou) unfolds the …

Shawgi Tell (2019-11-01). Charter School Advocates Demand That Everyone Fend for Themselves. dissidentvoice.org Promoters of privately-operated charter schools that intensify segregation and siphon money from public schools idolize the law of the jungle where the "strongest survive." This backward view assumes that everyone is nothing more than a consumer and that education is mainly a commodity. Such a discredited outlook is a direct assault on the modern principle …

RT (2019-11-01). 'Blade Runner' showed us a depersonalized dystopia in 2019 — instead of a warning, we used it as an instruction manual. rt.com The real world has caught up to the dystopian sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', set in November 2019. While robots aren't quite passing for humans, they're silently taking over human jobs and roles. | The real Los Angeles of November 2019 bears more than a passing resemblance to the chilling future depicted in 'Blade Runner', where ultra-realistic androids prowl the streets pretending to be human and corporations have taken on most of the functions of government. While the US doesn't have flying cars — yet — many of the other technologies seen in the 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Android…

RT (2019-11-01). Illegal opioid haul found in Ohio is so huge authorities called it 'chemical warfare' (PHOTO). rt.com Ohio law enforcement agencies have revealed a huge drugs bust in which over 20 kilograms (44lbs) of suspected fentanyl, an addictive opioid more dangerous than heroin, was seized along with $30,000 cash and three guns. | "Twenty kilograms of fentanyl is enough to kill the entire population of Ohio, many times over," said Vance Callender, Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge for Michigan and Ohio. | Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost described the quantity of fentanyl involved in the case as amounting "to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," and thanked all of the officers and ag…

RT (2019-11-01). 4 killed, 4 injured at Halloween party shooting in Orinda, California — police. rt.com At least four people were killed and four more injured in a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda, California, police have confirmed. The suspect is reportedly still at large. | According to initial reports, a heavy-set black male in an orange hoodie was seen indiscriminately firing what appeared to be a automatic pistol into the residence before fleeing the scene. | Police responded to reports of a person firing at partygoers at 10: 45pm local time on Thursday, and six ambulances were summoned to the home amid reports of a large number of dead and wounded. | Orinda Police Department and Contra Costa County O…

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Argentines Demand Renewal of Food Emergency Bill. telesurenglish.net Activists marched in Buenos Aires on Thursday to demand that Argentina's outgoing conservative government act on lawmakers' vote last month to renew a 17-year-old emergency food law. | RELATED: | Argentina: Fernandez Thanks Maduro For Congratulating Him | Enacted in 2002 as Argentines are suffering from Depression-level unemployment and poverty after a financial collapse and a series of neoliberal economic reforms, the food emergency law was reauthorized every few years until last De…

Norman Solomon (2019-11-01). Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives. counterpunch.org A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to More

WSWS (2019-11-01). US House of Representatives votes to back impeachment inquiry. wsws.org The vote sets the stage for public hearings and the approval of formal articles of impeachment, perhaps within the month.

Staff (2019-11-01). Republicans Can't Break With Trump While They Invest in Voter Suppression. truthout.org The first formal vote in the House impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump took place Thursday, and fell nearly universally along party lines: The House of Representatives voted 232-196 in favor of a resolution laying out the rules for the inquiry going forward, with only one Republican voting "Aye" and two Democrats voting "No." | Justin Amash, the Michigan Independent and former fire-b…

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Militant Attack Kills 15 Soldiers in Mali. telesurenglish.net Fifteen Malian soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a military position in northern Mali on Friday, a spokesman for the army said, cautioning that the death toll was provisional. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly jihadist raids in late September that underscored the increasing reach and sophistication of armed groups operating in the region. | "

Joseph Thomas (2019-11-01). Asian Separatism Fuelled by US-backed Groups. globalresearch.ca Thailand's opposition faces sedition charges after conducting a seminar in Thailand's troubled deep south where they recommended amending the Thai constitution and paving way for the nation's territorial division. | Thailand's English language newspaper The Nation in an article titled, "…

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-01). The CIA's Greatest Hits — US Government Assassinations. globalresearch.ca In practice, the US has on occasion encountered difficulty in its Imperial progress, most often due to country leaders proving resistant to American colonisation. In such cases, if payments of cash and the promise of free weapons fail to turn …

Raúl Ilargi Meijer (2019-11-01). If It's a Boeing, I'm Not Going. globalresearch.ca During the Senate hearing into Boeing on October 29, Senator Jon Tester told the company's CEO Dennis Muilenburg: "I would walk before I would get on a 737 MAX. I would walk." He added: "There is no way … …

Karine Eliane Peschard (2019-11-01). Monsanto Wins $7.7b Lawsuit in Brazil — but Farmers' Fight to Stop Its 'Amoral' Royalty System Will Continue. globalresearch.ca A Brazilian appeals court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers' unions. | The court's nine justices unanimously ruled on Oct. 9 that farmers cannot save seeds for replanting …

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-01). A US War Story. globalresearch.ca Westerners are aware that the Americans fire-bombed the city of Dresden in Germany at the end of the Second World War, but most of the truth was suppressed as soon as it happened. Dresden was Eastern Germany's cultural centre, a …

Staff (2019-11-01). China Can Sanction $3.6 Billion in U.S. Trade, WTO Says. truthdig.com GENEVA — The World Trade Organization said Friday that China can impose tariffs on up to $3.6 billion worth of U.S. goods over the American government's failure to abide by anti-dumping rules with regard to Chinese products. | The move hands China its first such payout at the WTO at a time when it is engaged in a big dispute with the United States. The two sides have recently imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of goods, but did not do so through the WTO, which helps solve trade disputes. | Friday's announcement from a WTO arbitrator centers on a case with origins long before the curre…

Brett Wilkins (2019-11-01). For 9th Straight Year, US Grants Waivers to Countries Violating Anti-Child Soldier Law. commondreams.org Despite taking some steps to address the issue of child soldiers, the TIP states that the South Sudanese government "continued to use and recruit child soldiers… at times by force," and did not fully implement its own action plan to demobilize children from security forces. (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-01). Monsanto Wins $7.7 Billion Lawsuit in Brazil, But Farmers Continue to Fight. truthout.org A Brazilian appeals court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers' unions. | The court's nine justices unanimously ruled on Oct. 9 that farmers cannot save seeds for replanting if the seeds are harvested from Monsanto's patented Ro…

Harry Blain (2019-11-01). How the Courts are Chipping Away at the Legal Basis for the War on Terror. counterpunch.org In times of war, the law often does fall silent. The U.S. Supreme Court, in all its independence and courage, has endorsed concentration camps, censorship, sham military tribunals, and guilt by association at various points in its history. Textbooks and television sell us the caricature of heroic judges and inspiring courtroom debates, but in truth, More

David Macaray (2019-11-01). This Man Is Not Leaving Office. counterpunch.org Has anyone seriously considered the untidy spectacle of Trump insisting on staying put? Of insisting that he remain president, no matter what? Coming at it from the other direction, has anyone seen even the slightest hint of evidence indicating Trump will be willing to leave the White House when the time comes? And we're not More

Linn Washington Jr. (2019-11-01). Life Without Parole Sentences Rob Taxpayers and Pervert Justice. counterpunch.org Hundreds from across Pennsylvania rallied inside the Rotunda of the Capitol here recently to offer a solution for resolving an enormously expensive problem in state law that plagues the state's prison system That expensive problem arises from Pennsylvania's Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences that keep inmates in prison until they die. Every year Pennsylvania's prison More

Michael Welton (2019-11-01). Two Theories of Democracy. counterpunch.org How ought democracy to be understood? These days this is certainly a weighty and urgent question because there is considerable empirical evidence of deep-seated dissatisfaction within the liberal constitutional democracies and dismay at the persistence of brutal authoritarian regimes throughout the world. In fact, if "democracy" means that citizens have a voice in decision-making affecting More

Marshall Auerback (2019-11-01). Not-So-'Super' Mario: the Departure of ECB President Mario Draghi. counterpunch.org Mario Draghi ends his term as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) at the end of October. He will do so as the most consequential head of the ECB since the euro's inception. By substantially expanding the role of the central bank, Draghi likely saved the eurozone from implosion. But much like the preservation More

Staff (2019-11-01). Border Patrol Is Being Endowed With Frightening Powers. truthdig.com ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. | Pushing further toward its goal of "extreme vetting," the Trump administration is creating a new center in suburban Virginia that will allow immigration agents to access, for the first time, the sprawling array of information scooped up by America's intelligence agencies, from phone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency to material gathered by the CIA's s…

commondreams (2019-11-01). Medicare for All Saves Money. Elizabeth Warren's Plan Ensures That Working Families Get The Savings. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2019-11-01). CPD Action Reacts to Warren Medicare for All Payment Plan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-11-01). Elizabeth Warren Answers Critics by 'Paying for Medicare for All'. truthdig.com It won't be a burden. It will be a relief. And for the large majority of those living in the United States—a huge tax break. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a " Paying for Medicare for All" proposal on Friday morning, laying out her detailed approach to financing a federal health care plan that would provide comprehensive coverage to all Americans by demanding the top 1% and corporations take the brunt of the costs while promising "not one penny" more in taxes for working-class and middle-class families. | "

WSWS (2019-11-01). Merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler presages new assault on autoworkers. wsws.org The creation of the fourth largest auto company in the world will intensify the global struggle for market share and profits amid mounting trade war and signs of recession.

splcenter (2019-11-01). Civil Rights Memorial commemorates 30 years. splcenter.org Carolyn Wells Gee was in bed watching TV with her younger sister when she heard the shot that killed Medgar Evers.

Staff (2019-11-01). Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion, Vows to Protect Health Data. truthdig.com The tech giant is likely to face antitrust scrutiny as it tries to leap back into the wearables market and tap into the health care space.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-01). Because the Climate Crisis 'Does Not Wait for Us,' Spain to Host COP25 in Place of Chile. commondreams.org Critics warned that changing the venue to Europe could imperil the participation of attendees from Asia, Africa, and South America. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-01). Julian Assange's Life Is at Risk, Says United Nations Expert, Condemning Detention After Exposing War Crimes. commondreams.org "He continues to be detained under oppressive conditions of isolation and surveillance, not justified by his detention status," special rapporteur Nils Melzer said of Assange. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-01). In 'Glimmer of Accountability,' Executives, Loggers Charged in 2014 Murders of Four Indigenous Land Defenders in Peru. commondreams.org Environmental defenders applauded Friday as "Peruvian justice did a 180," with prosecutors charging five men in the powerful logging industry with the murders of four indigenous land protectors. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-01). Oil Companies Must Cut Production by 35% to Meet Paris Climate Accord Numbers by 2040: Report. commondreams.org "As oil and gas majors keep one foot a decarbonizing world and one foot in business as usual, this report shows how that position is untenable for much longer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-01). 'Political Corruption in Real Time': Viral Video Shows North Carolina GOP Sabotaging Democracy in Effort to Secure Corporate Tax Cuts. commondreams.org A viral video shared by a Democratic state lawmaker in North Carolina displayed what he called "political corruption in real time," showing Republican state senators refusing to hold a vote to move the debate forward over state funding for healthcare and teachers' salaries versus corporate tax cuts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-01). 'Another Gift' to Big Business as Trump Treasury Moves to Eliminate Rules Against Corporate Tax Avoidance. commondreams.org Sen. Ron Wyden warned the Treasury Department's plan "provides an opening for corporations to again dodge their taxes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-01). With Detailed Pay-For Plan, Warren Touts Medicare for All as 'Bigger Than the Biggest Tax Cut' in US History. commondreams.org "If you're not in the top 1%, Wall Street, or a big corporation — congratulations, you don't pay a penny more and you're fully covered." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-01). 'Not a Big Fan of Medicare for All': Pelosi Attacks Plan Backed by Leading 2020 Democrats, Majority of Party. commondreams.org The House Speaker's remarks came hours after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, released her proposal to finance Medicare for All. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-01). Headlines for November 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump , Trump Will Avoid State Income Taxes After Declaring Florida Residency, CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Commit Atrocities, Says Human Rights Watch, Iraqi Prime Minister Offers to Resign Amid Anti-Government Protests, Thousands March in Argentina Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Spain to Replace Chile as Host of COP25 U.N. Climate Conference, Rex Tillerson Denies Exxon Misled Investors Over Climate Risks, Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism, New California Wildfire Burns Homes in San Bernardino, Keystone Pipeline Spill in No…

Staff (2019-11-01). Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed. democracynow.org The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community's unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of U.N. experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to investigate the murders. Police have made no arrests and no suspects have been named in the massacre. Since the signing…

Staff (2019-11-01). "It Was Necessary": Gambian Beauty Queen Returns Home to Testify About Rape By Former Dictator. democracynow.org In Gambia, a former beauty queen who says the president raped her when she was 18 years old has testified before a public truth and reconciliation commission that is investigating the atrocities of former president Yahya Jammeh. Fatou "Toufah" Jallow has become a leading voice against the former president, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2017. Two other women have also come forward to accuse the former president of rape and sexual assault. Survivors of the regime have also testified during the hearings, which have been live streamed across the country…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-01). "The Caliph", a CIA Blockbuster Between Fiction and Reality. globalresearch.ca "It was like watching a movie," President Trump said after witnessing the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph, Daesh's leader, transmitted in the White House Situation Room. It was there that in 2011 President Obama witnessed the elimination …

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-01). FBI and San Francisco Police Have Been Lying About Scope of Joint Counterterrorism Investigations, Document Suggests. theintercept.com San Francisco police officers working on an FBI counterterrorism task force were routinely given low-level assignments that would invite violations of local San Francisco law and policy, according to an internal FBI legal analysis obtained by The Intercept. | The FBI's San Francisco office has long assured the public that its relationship to the city's police officers could be trusted, especially when it came to officers assigned to the bureau's secretive counterterrorism teams. In January, for example, John F. Bennett, the special…

Harrison Stetler (2019-11-01). The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics. thenation.com The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-11-01). A Day in My Life at CounterPunch. counterpunch.org It's six in the morning here in Oregon City. The sun won't be up for another hour. The west wind is rattling the windows. I hope a storm is brewing. We need the rain, a year's worth. Then I hear the tea kettle sputtering. The damn thing refuses to whistle. I make pot of Moroccan mint tea and settle behind my battle-scarred Mac. The grandkid is already up, has been for an hour or so. He now appears to be systematically dismantling a stuffed spotted owl toy that Kimberly and I picked up for him in Astoria. I hope he gets to see the real thing one day, at a safe distance for the owl. The once feral gray cat, who ent…

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Chile: 'Interference Accusation is US Dirty Game,' Russia says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday rejected U.S. accusations that Russia is trying to destabilize democracy in Chile. | RELATED: | Chile: Protestors March in Concepcion and Towards the Capital | "The U.S. administration is taking advantage of Chile's difficult internal situation to continue its attempts to denigrate our country's forei…
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Chile: 'Interference Accusation is US Dirty Game,' Russia says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday rejected U.S. accusations that Russia is trying to destabilize democracy in Chile. | RELATED: | Chile: Protestors March in Concepcion and Towards the Capital | "The U.S. administration is taking advantage of Chile's difficult internal situation to continue its attempts to denigrate our country's forei…
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The Battle for Chile
Francisco Dominguez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
It all started with a minor misdemeanour by school students who collectively refused to pay fares on the Santiago metro in rejection of a price hike (to 830 pesos: US$1.17). This was part of a brutal austerity package, decreed by …
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Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America's Richest Country
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
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Joint Turkish and Russian Patrols Begin in Syrian Region
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. | The Turkish Defense Ministry said an initial patrol covered an area 87 kilometers (54 miles) long and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep in the al-Darbasiyah region, assisted by drones. "The first joint patrol was completed as planned," the statement said. | The Russian Defense Ministry said the joint patrol included nine military vehicles, including a Russian armored pe…
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Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria
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Iraq Witnesses Largest Protests Since the Fall of Saddam
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
A massive demonstration took place in central Baghdad on Friday as tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged the capital city demanding the root-and-branch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass anti-government demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein. | RELATED: | 100 Killed, 5,500 Injured in New Wave of Protests in Iraq | Five people died from injuries sustained overnight after security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters camped out in the cap…
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Why Killing "High-Valued Targets" Like Baghdadi Won't Destroy ISIS
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
At the height of the al-Qaeda-led insurgency in Iraq in 2006-07, US commanders, whose troops were suffering serious casualties from roadside bombs, developed a strategy. They sought to identify, kill or capture the leaders of the cells planting the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the belief that this would cripple the bombing campaign. Many such high-value…
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Trump's Plan to Pillage Syrian Oil, Blatant Violation of International Law
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Exactly two weeks after announcing a thousand US troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria with a portion relocated to Syria's Jordanian and Israeli borders and others sent to Iraq, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to keep …
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Why Killing "High-Valued Targets" Like Baghdadi Won't Destroy ISIS
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
At the height of the al-Qaeda-led insurgency in Iraq in 2006-07, US commanders, whose troops were suffering serious casualties from roadside bombs, developed a strategy. They sought to identify, kill or capture the leaders of the cells planting the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the belief that this would cripple the bombing campaign. Many such high-value…
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Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
More than 100,000 Algerians, double the number attending recent weekly protests, marched on Friday to demand a purge of the ruling hierarchy and an end to military involvement in politics, marking the 37th anniversary of the independence from the French colonial rule. | RELATED: | Algerian Lawyers Take to Streets To Demand Justice Reforms | Protesters…
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BlackRock's Ghoulish Lack of Action for the Amazon
Moira Birss | commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
Protest outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City. (Photo: Amazon Watch) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-01
Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.
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Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-01
Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.
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Hamburg, Germany: SPD-Green state executive uses police violence to guard lecture by AfD founder
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
Hundreds of Hamburg students have protested against the return of Bernd Lucke, founder of the far-right Alternative for Germany, to their university in the past two weeks.
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No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Northern Syria. The Pentagon Will Use Overwhelming Force to Maintain US Control over Syrian Oil
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
From one or more illegally established airbases in Syria, as well as other other regional ones, Pentagon warplanes, attack helicopters, and drones continue terror-bombing Syrian sites at the discretion of its commanders. | US troops still occupy large parts of northern …
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Rebuilding Syria — Without Syria's Oil
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
What happened in Geneva this Wednesday, in terms of finally bringing peace to Syria, could not be more significant: the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee. | The Syrian Constitutional Committee sprang out of a resolution passed in January 2018 …
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Who Is the Unknown Jihadist Named as Islamic State's New Caliph?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Confirming the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State's spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, who was killed in a US airstrike in northwest Syria a day after the killing of al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's al-Furqan media has announced | …
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Trump Slides an American Foot in the Door in Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
At first glance, it would appear to be a businessman's plan to plunder the profits of Syria, and he has quoted profits expected and even ear-marked the profits to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are a Syrian Kurdish …
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The Baghdadi Scam
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
The Democrats and corporate media don't really oppose what Donald Trump is doing in Syria or anywhere else. | "In the end it doesn't matter if Baghdadi is dead or when or how he died." | Donald Trump says that Abu Bakr …
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Video: Turkish Forces Advance Further South of Ras Al-ayn
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
For several days in a row, an intense fighting is ongoing between the Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Kbanah in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. | Pro-militant sources claim that the Syrian Army …
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Haitian Revolt Targeting Canada
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Haiti is the site of the most sustained popular uprising among many that are currently sweeping the globe. It's also the most explicitly anti-imperialist, which is part of the reason why it has received the least coverage. For six weeks much of Port-au-Prince has been shuttered in the longest in a series of strikes since…
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Haitian Revolt Targeting Canada
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Haiti is the site of the most sustained popular uprising among many that are currently sweeping the globe. It's also the most explicitly anti-imperialist, which is part of the reason why it has received the least coverage. For six weeks much of Port-au-Prince has been shuttered in the longest in a series of strikes since…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/haitian-revo…

In Colombia, Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred While 2,500 Troops Deployed
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-01
The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community's unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of UN experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to inves…
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In Colombia, Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred While 2,500 Troops Deployed
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-01
The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community's unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of UN experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to inves…
truthout.org/video/in-colombia-five-indi…

Blumenthal Denounces: "They Are Trying to Steal My Freedom"
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Max Blumenthal, the journalist who covered the siege of the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. back in May, offered an interview to Russia Today shortly after being arrested and released for the alleged aggression against an opponent of the Bolivarian Government, a charge for which he will be tried. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | "The right-wi…
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Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Over a thousand delegates from 80 countries began on Friday the "Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism" at the Convention Center in Havana. | RELATED: | Cuba and Russia Plan New Joint Socio-Economic Ventures Ahead | During this three-day event, social activists, workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples leaders, intellectuals and politicians will analyze the current offensive of the U.S. imperialism against the Latin American peoples. | A…
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Laughter Over the Left Shoulder at Russia's Tragedy
Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
The recent appearance in some Western media sources of insults, jokes, and unfounded accusations in response to tragedies affecting the Russian people is shocking in its coarseness and barbarity, disturbing in its lack of compassion for fellow human beings, and …
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Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Over a thousand delegates from 80 countries began on Friday the "Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism" at the Convention Center in Havana. | RELATED: | Cuba and Russia Plan New Joint Socio-Economic Ventures Ahead | During this three-day event, social activists, workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples leaders, intellectuals and politicians will analyze the current offensive of the U.S. imperialism against the Latin American peoples. | A…
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Another Look at the Federal Reserve's Panic in September 2019 and Solutions to the Crisis
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Part 1 : Another look at the Federal Reserve's panic in September 2019 | You may recall that from 17 September 2019, the United States Federal Reserve injected massive amounts of liquidity into banks due to a quite abnormal situation on …
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Don't Call the Police, Call Your Neighbors!
Gloria Oladipo | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Here is a hard truth: Police do not keep communities safe. This year alone has produced numerous stories of officers causing distress, damage, or death in communities they're sworn to protect. As this epidemic worsens, communities need to find new ways to handle crisis situations without police intervention. Modern U.S. police forces evolved from watch…
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Latin America: Is Canada Trying to Create Another "Illegitimate" Government?
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Bolivia has recently had a presidential election that without foreign interference would have passed without notice outside Latin America. President Evo Morales was re-elected democratically to a forth term without the need of a run-off election with incumbent Carlos Mesa…
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Arrest of Gov't Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-01
The SWAT-style raid on the home of government critic and journalist Max Blumenthal signals a new level of escalation in the US government's war on dissent.
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Trump Is Not the First, and Will Not be the Last, US Politician to Exploit, then Drop the Kurds
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
In response to US President Donald Trump's personal triumphalism over the slaying by US forces of Daesh's leader, Kurdish militia Commander Mazloum Abdi tweeted, | "For five months there has been joint intel cooperation on the ground and accurate monitoring, | …
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Ecuador's uprising, visible and invisible — a commentary
Michael Bento | workers.org | 2019-11-01
The writer is of African descent from the United States, currently living in Quito. For more than 10 days at the beginning of October, Ecudorians across the nation revolted against President Lenín Moreno's austerity Decree 883 announced to satisfy part of the U.S.-based International Monetary Fund's loan conditions. As part . . . | Continue reading Ecuador's uprising, visible and invisible — a commentary at Workers.org
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Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen's Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-01
Between March 2015 and March 2019, the Saudi-led Coalition launched at least 10,000 airstrikes in Yemen that struck farms, 800 that struck local food markets, and about 450 airstrikes that hit silos and other food storage facilities.
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250K Yemenis at Brink of Death from Hunger
Daily Sabah | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
As the brutal war in Yemen continues to worsen the humanitarian situation for civilians in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 250,000 Yemenis are on the brink of death from hunger. | "The ongoing conflict and its | …
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Ady Barkan: Elizabeth Warren's Plan Is a Massive Win for the Medicare for All Movement
Ady Barkan | theintercept.com | 2019-11-01
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to students and staff at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 2019. | Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP | The movement for single-payer health care has taken some big strides forward in recent years. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., put the issue at the center of the Democratic Party's debate with his run for president in 2016. In partnership with the nurses union and other champions, he then got 19 senators to co-sponsor his bill in 2017. After Democrats took back the House of Representatives, we demanded and got hearings in multiple powerful committees on the fantastic b…
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Robert Reich: Democrats Reject Oligarchy or Else
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
If the party fails to embrace the populist agenda of Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, it could easily lose to Trump again in 2020.
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Robert Reich: Democrats Reject Oligarchy or Else
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
If the party fails to embrace the populist agenda of Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, it could easily lose to Trump again in 2020.
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The Capitalist War on the Last American Commons
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
The land in question in This Land is Christopher Ketcham's brilliant first book is the last wild "American commons": the federal public lands of the western United States. Comprising many millions of acres of grassland, forest, mountains, valleys, canyons, and steppe, this vast "public trust" is under the deeply compromised supervision of the U.S. Department…
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The Capitalist War on the Last American Commons
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
The land in question in This Land is Christopher Ketchum's brilliant first book is the last wild "American commons": the federal public lands of the western United States. Comprising many millions of acres of grassland, forest, mountains, valleys, canyons, and steppe, this vast "public trust" is under the deeply compromised supervision of the U.S. Department…
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How Health Insurance Industry Allies Are Going to Lie and Attack Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan
Wendell Potter | commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
Remember groups that are likely to come to the defense of the employer-based insurance system that Warren wants to dramatically reform, like the Chamber of Commerce, may (again) be receiving tens of millions of dollars from industry. (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Risk assessment: Thoughts on 'a climate security plan for America'
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-01
"A Climate Security Plan for America", if it had been covered by the press, could actually make a difference in changing the minds of some in the political center more inclined to believe the U.S. military than scientists or activist groups.
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Rutgers softball coaches face accusations of abuse, intimidation
Tom Canavan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-01
(AP)–Two Rutgers softball coaches, a husband and wife, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday he wants an independent investigation of allegations made against softball head coach Kristen Butler and her husband, Marcus Smith, a volunteer assistant. Smith has since left the …
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Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and the Rise of the 'Shallow State'
Robert Edwards | commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ford workers must reject deal patterned on UAW-GM sellout
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
The UAW-Ford National Council is meeting today to rubber-stamp a deal that sanctions the slashing of jobs and creation of a largely disposable temporary workforce.
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A Lottery of Equality Dispenses Dystopia
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
A common refrain in the Democratic Party debates has been support for more equality, the inclusion of those yet to access the American Dream. Most candidates even want to include migrants in their target group and make them eligible for free college and medical care. Expanding the base of successful citizens is what has defined…
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Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…
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Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-01
The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a …
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Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…
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House Dems Pass Procedural Impeachment Resolution
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Establishment media support for what's going on is all about wanting undemocratic Dems gaining a political advantage ahead of 2020 presidential, congressional, state, and local elections. | The impeachment inquiry scam is unrelated to legitimate wrongdoing by Trump and his regime …
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Pentagon awards $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
Amazon was widely expected to win the ten-year agreement, but Trump's intervention apparently tipped the contract to Microsoft.
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Argentines Demand Renewal of Food Emergency Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Activists marched in Buenos Aires on Thursday to demand that Argentina's outgoing conservative government act on lawmakers' vote last month to renew a 17-year-old emergency food law. | RELATED: | Argentina: Fernandez Thanks Maduro For Congratulating Him | Enacted in 2002 as Argentines are suffering from Depression-level unemployment and poverty after a financial collapse and a series of neoliberal economic reforms, the food emergency law was reauthorized every few years until last De…
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Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to…
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Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/adam-schiff-…

Republicans Can't Break With Trump While They Invest in Voter Suppression
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-01
The first formal vote in the House impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump took place Thursday, and fell nearly universally along party lines: The House of Representatives voted 232-196 in favor of a resolution laying out the rules for the inquiry going forward, with only one Republican voting "Aye" and two Democrats voting "No." | Justin Amash, the Michigan Independent and former fire-b…
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US House of Representatives votes to back impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
The vote sets the stage for public hearings and the approval of formal articles of impeachment, perhaps within the month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/01/impe…

Impeachment Begins; Trump Panics as Facts Unfold
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-01
Even though it is becoming clear that Trump violated the Constitution, the partisan divide is only getting deeper.
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Republicans Can't Break With Trump While They Invest in Voter Suppression
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-01
The first formal vote in the House impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump took place Thursday, and fell nearly universally along party lines: The House of Representatives voted 232-196 in favor of a resolution laying out the rules for the inquiry going forward, with only one Republican voting "Aye" and two Democrats voting "No." | Justin Amash, the Michigan Independent and former fire-b…
truthout.org/articles/republicans-cant-b…

'Thank God for Deep State', ex-CIA boss says. Still think it's a conspiracy theory?
rt.com | 2019-11-01
In just a few short months, the US political establishment has gone from denying the existence of the 'Deep State' and calling it a conspiracy theory, to praising it as the bulwark of the Republic against President Donald Trump. | "Thank God for the 'Deep State,'" declared former CIA director John E. McLaughlin at an event this week, describing the diplomats and intelligence officers testifying before the congressional impeachment inquiry as "people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call." | Lavishing praise on the 'whistleblower' intelligence officer whose complaint about Trump's phone call l…
rt.com/usa/472398-deep-state-ex-cia-boss…

Militant Attack Kills 15 Soldiers in Mali
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Fifteen Malian soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a military position in northern Mali on Friday, a spokesman for the army said, cautioning that the death toll was provisional. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly jihadist raids in late September that underscored the increasing reach and sophistication of armed groups operating in the region. | "
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Militant Attack Kills 15 Soldiers in Mali
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Fifteen Malian soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a military position in northern Mali on Friday, a spokesman for the army said, cautioning that the death toll was provisional. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly jihadist raids in late September that underscored the increasing reach and sophistication of armed groups operating in the region. | "
telesurenglish.net/news/Militant-Attack-…

Monsanto Wins $7.7b Lawsuit in Brazil — but Farmers' Fight to Stop Its 'Amoral' Royalty System Will Continue
Karine Eliane Peschard | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
A Brazilian appeals court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers' unions. | The court's nine justices unanimously ruled on Oct. 9 that farmers cannot save seeds for replanting …
globalresearch.ca/monsanto-wins-7-7b-law…

The CIA's Greatest Hits — US Government Assassinations
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
In practice, the US has on occasion encountered difficulty in its Imperial progress, most often due to country leaders proving resistant to American colonisation. In such cases, if payments of cash and the promise of free weapons fail to turn | …
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A US War Story
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Westerners are aware that the Americans fire-bombed the city of Dresden in Germany at the end of the Second World War, but most of the truth was suppressed as soon as it happened. Dresden was Eastern Germany's cultural centre, a …
globalresearch.ca/us-war-story/5693726

Asian Separatism Fuelled by US-backed Groups
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Thailand's opposition faces sedition charges after conducting a seminar in Thailand's troubled deep south where they recommended amending the Thai constitution and paving way for the nation's territorial division. | Thailand's English language newspaper The Nation in an article titled, "…
globalresearch.ca/asian-separatism-fuell…

If It's a Boeing, I'm Not Going
Raúl Ilargi Meijer | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
During the Senate hearing into Boeing on October 29, Senator Jon Tester told the company's CEO Dennis Muilenburg: "I would walk before I would get on a 737 MAX. I would walk." He added: "There is no way … …
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China Can Sanction $3.6 Billion in U.S. Trade, WTO Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
GENEVA — The World Trade Organization said Friday that China can impose tariffs on up to $3.6 billion worth of U.S. goods over the American government's failure to abide by anti-dumping rules with regard to Chinese products. | The move hands China its first such payout at the WTO at a time when it is engaged in a big dispute with the United States. The two sides have recently imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of goods, but did not do so through the WTO, which helps solve trade disputes. | Friday's announcement from a WTO arbitrator centers on a case with origins long before the curre…
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China Can Sanction $3.6 Billion in U.S. Trade, WTO Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
GENEVA — The World Trade Organization said Friday that China can impose tariffs on up to $3.6 billion worth of U.S. goods over the American government's failure to abide by anti-dumping rules with regard to Chinese products. | The move hands China its first such payout at the WTO at a time when it is engaged in a big dispute with the United States. The two sides have recently imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of goods, but did not do so through the WTO, which helps solve trade disputes. | Friday's announcement from a WTO arbitrator centers on a case with origins long before the curre…
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For 9th Straight Year, US Grants Waivers to Countries Violating Anti-Child Soldier Law
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
Despite taking some steps to address the issue of child soldiers, the TIP states that the South Sudanese government "continued to use and recruit child soldiers… at times by force," and did not fully implement its own action plan to demobilize children from security forces. (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Monsanto Wins $7.7 Billion Lawsuit in Brazil, But Farmers Continue to Fight
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-01
A Brazilian appeals court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers' unions. | The court's nine justices unanimously ruled on Oct. 9 that farmers cannot save seeds for replanting if the seeds are harvested from Monsanto's patented Ro…
truthout.org/articles/monsanto-wins-7-7-…

How the Courts are Chipping Away at the Legal Basis for the War on Terror
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
In times of war, the law often does fall silent. The U.S. Supreme Court, in all its independence and courage, has endorsed concentration camps, censorship, sham military tribunals, and guilt by association at various points in its history. Textbooks and television sell us the caricature of heroic judges and inspiring courtroom debates, but in truth,…
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How the Courts are Chipping Away at the Legal Basis for the War on Terror
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
In times of war, the law often does fall silent. The U.S. Supreme Court, in all its independence and courage, has endorsed concentration camps, censorship, sham military tribunals, and guilt by association at various points in its history. Textbooks and television sell us the caricature of heroic judges and inspiring courtroom debates, but in truth,…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/how-the-cour…

In Rough Seas: the Seaweed Harvesters of Tamil Nadu
M. Palani Kumar | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
They're up by 3 each morning. They've got to be at work by 5 a.m. and need to complete all their household tasks before that. The commute to their vast, wet workplace is a short walk. They just step out of their homes, stride up to the sea — and dive in. Sometimes they take…
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Life Without Parole Sentences Rob Taxpayers and Pervert Justice
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Hundreds from across Pennsylvania rallied inside the Rotunda of the Capitol here recently to offer a solution for resolving an enormously expensive problem in state law that plagues the state's prison system That expensive problem arises from Pennsylvania's Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences that keep inmates in prison until they die. Every year Pennsylvania's prison…
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Two Theories of Democracy
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
How ought democracy to be understood? These days this is certainly a weighty and urgent question because there is considerable empirical evidence of deep-seated dissatisfaction within the liberal constitutional democracies and dismay at the persistence of brutal authoritarian regimes throughout the world. In fact, if "democracy" means that citizens have a voice in decision-making affecting…
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The Political Economy of Homelessness
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
In 2009, Hollywood tried to get us to care about the nearly 50,000 homeless people in Los Angeles by releasing a film titled "The Soloist". It starred Jamie Foxx as the real-life, trained classical musician Nathaniel Ayers who ended up on the streets as a result of schizophrenia. This chronic illness makes such people especially vulnerable when tax-starved municipal governments can no longer fund support networks. It was up to LA Times reporter Steve Lopez to tell his story, after happening upon him on the streets playing a cello (in the film, it was a violin). Ayers barely got by from the small donations he rece…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/116359/

On Putin and Press Failures
Barrett Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
I wrote this in 2010. As Stratfor liked it enough to steal it, I'll republish it here This is a March 2010 article I wrote for the old True/Slant outlet, which had its heyday circa 2009 before being bought by Forbes, which in turn promptly got rid of me, Michael Hastings, and other contributors of…
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Life Without Parole Sentences Rob Taxpayers and Pervert Justice
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Hundreds from across Pennsylvania rallied inside the Rotunda of the Capitol here recently to offer a solution for resolving an enormously expensive problem in state law that plagues the state's prison system That expensive problem arises from Pennsylvania's Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences that keep inmates in prison until they die. Every year Pennsylvania's prison…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/life-without…

This Man Is Not Leaving Office
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Has anyone seriously considered the untidy spectacle of Trump insisting on staying put? Of insisting that he remain president, no matter what? Coming at it from the other direction, has anyone seen even the slightest hint of evidence indicating Trump will be willing to leave the White House when the time comes? And we're not…
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UK General Election and the Chance to Get a Corbyn Government
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Last year, Mexicans elected a leftish leader, López Obrador, who pledged "a Robin Hood institute" (Reuters) to "return everything to the people that's been stolen" by elites and small-time crooks (Obrador). Argentines recently rejected the creeping rightward trend in South America and also elected a leftish President, Alberto Fernández. In the US, Presidential candidate Bernie…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/uk-general-e…

The Democratic Office Boy Machine
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-democrat…

Not-So-'Super' Mario: the Departure of ECB President Mario Draghi
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Mario Draghi ends his term as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) at the end of October. He will do so as the most consequential head of the ECB since the euro's inception. By substantially expanding the role of the central bank, Draghi likely saved the eurozone from implosion. But much like the preservation…
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The Blues Had a White Baby and His Name was Michael Bloomfield
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Michael Bloomfield began playing in Chicago blues clubs while still in high school. By 1968 he was considered one of the best guitarists in the world along with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. By that time, Bloomfield had joined and left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, played on Bob Dylan's masterpiece album Highway 61 Revisited…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-blues-ha…

Life in the Ashes of Lotusland Dreams: the Kinkade Fire and the Future of California
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
The Kincade Fire, currently burning in Sonoma County, California erupted at 9: 24 PM on October 23 during an extreme wind event, east of Geyserville (77 miles or 124 km north of San Francisco). An area of 400 acres (2 square kilometers, 2 km^2) burned that evening. By October 30 the fire had burned an area…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/life-in-the-…

The Democratic Office Boy Machine
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-democrat…

This Man Is Not Leaving Office
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Has anyone seriously considered the untidy spectacle of Trump insisting on staying put? Of insisting that he remain president, no matter what? Coming at it from the other direction, has anyone seen even the slightest hint of evidence indicating Trump will be willing to leave the White House when the time comes? And we're not…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/this-man-is-…

The Political Economy of Homelessness
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
In 2009, Hollywood tried to get us to care about the nearly 50,000 homeless people in Los Angeles by releasing a film titled "The Soloist". It starred Jamie Foxx as the real-life, trained classical musician Nathaniel Ayers who ended up on the streets as a result of schizophrenia. This chronic illness makes such people especially vulnerable when tax-starved municipal governments can no longer fund support networks. It was up to LA Times reporter Steve Lopez to tell his story, after happening upon him on the streets playing a cello (in the film, it was a violin). Ayers barely got by from the small donations he rece…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/116359/

The Blues Had a White Baby and His Name was Michael Bloomfield
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Michael Bloomfield began playing in Chicago blues clubs while still in high school. By 1968 he was considered one of the best guitarists in the world along with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. By that time, Bloomfield had joined and left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, played on Bob Dylan's masterpiece album Highway 61 Revisited…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-blues-ha…

Border Patrol Is Being Endowed With Frightening Powers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. | Pushing further toward its goal of "extreme vetting," the Trump administration is creating a new center in suburban Virginia that will allow immigration agents to access, for the first time, the sprawling array of information scooped up by America's intelligence agencies, from phone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency to material gathered by the CIA's s…
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Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-11-01
According to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Oct. 24, over 5,400 children have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration authorities at the Mexican border since July 2017. While a federal judge in San Diego on June 26, 2018, ordered that the children be reunited . . . | Continue reading Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody at Workers.org
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Elizabeth Warren Answers Critics by 'Paying for Medicare for All'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
It won't be a burden. It will be a relief. And for the large majority of those living in the United States–a huge tax break. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a " Paying for Medicare for All" proposal on Friday morning, laying out her detailed approach to financing a federal health care plan that would provide comprehensive coverage to all Americans by demanding the top 1% and corporations take the brunt of the costs while promising "not one penny" more in taxes for working-class and middle-class families. | "
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Medicare for All Saves Money. Elizabeth Warren's Plan Ensures That Working Families Get The Savings
commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
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CPD Action Reacts to Warren Medicare for All Payment Plan
commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
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Illegal opioid haul found in Ohio is so huge authorities called it 'chemical warfare' (PHOTO)
rt.com | 2019-11-01
Ohio law enforcement agencies have revealed a huge drugs bust in which over 20 kilograms (44lbs) of suspected fentanyl, an addictive opioid more dangerous than heroin, was seized along with $30,000 cash and three guns. | "Twenty kilograms of fentanyl is enough to kill the entire population of Ohio, many times over," said Vance Callender, Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge for Michigan and Ohio. | Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost described the quantity of fentanyl involved in the case as amounting "to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," and thanked all of the officers and ag…
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Charter School Advocates Demand That Everyone Fend for Themselves
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-01
Promoters of privately-operated charter schools that intensify segregation and siphon money from public schools idolize the law of the jungle where the "strongest survive." This backward view assumes that everyone is nothing more than a consumer and that education is mainly a commodity. Such a discredited outlook is a direct assault on the modern principle …
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Merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler presages new assault on autoworkers
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
The creation of the fourth largest auto company in the world will intensify the global struggle for market share and profits amid mounting trade war and signs of recession.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/01/peug…

Elizabeth Warren Answers Critics by 'Paying for Medicare for All'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
It won't be a burden. It will be a relief. And for the large majority of those living in the United States–a huge tax break. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a " Paying for Medicare for All" proposal on Friday morning, laying out her detailed approach to financing a federal health care plan that would provide comprehensive coverage to all Americans by demanding the top 1% and corporations take the brunt of the costs while promising "not one penny" more in taxes for working-class and middle-class families. | "
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'Blade Runner' showed us a depersonalized dystopia in 2019 — instead of a warning, we used it as an instruction manual
rt.com | 2019-11-01
The real world has caught up to the dystopian sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', set in November 2019. While robots aren't quite passing for humans, they're silently taking over human jobs and roles. | The real Los Angeles of November 2019 bears more than a passing resemblance to the chilling future depicted in 'Blade Runner', where ultra-realistic androids prowl the streets pretending to be human and corporations have taken on most of the functions of government. While the US doesn't have flying cars — yet — many of the other technologies seen in the 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Android…
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