Daily Archives: November 2, 2019

2019-11-02: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Trump: Possible Trade Agreement With China to be Signed in Iowa. telesurenglish.net After Chile withdrew from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Santiago, there was no date set for the signing of an agreement between world`s largest economies until President Donald Trump announced the possible pact within the U.S. | RELATED: | US Launches A National Security Investigation Into TikTok | Trump and Xi had been expected to ink the agreement at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Santiago, Chile from Nov. 16-17, but those plans were thrown into…

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Chile: Workers to Keep Pace With Mobilizations Over The Weekend. telesurenglish.net Due to President Sebastian Piñera's unwillingness to make policy changes and stop the repression, the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT) presented to the citizens a weekend protest program which includes the performance of a "Super Monday" with mass mobilizations throughout the country. | RELATED: | Chile: 'Interference Accusation is US Dirty Game,' Russia says | On next…

Staff (2019-11-02). With Turkey's Invasion, Trump Helped Create Humanitarian Catastrophe. truthout.org In this interview, professor of politics and international studies Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco argues that the U.S. and Turkey are indeed responsible for the Kurds' slaughter. He points out the deleterious results of the current administration's foreign policy and how President Trump has dramatically increased the number of U.S. combat troops in the Middle East. Zunes argues that when Trump gave the green light to Turkey's invasion by lifting…

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria. telesurenglish.net Turkish and Russian troops carried out their first joint ground patrols in northeastern Syria on Friday under an agreement between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia to leave the territory near the border with Turkey. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area, Damascus Welcomes Move | Turkish armored veh…

WSWS (2019-11-02). Germany's grand coalition extends military operations in Syria and Iraq. wsws.org Eighty years after the end of the Second World War, leading politicians from all parties openly advocate policies of war and military violence.

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Iraqi Protesters Block Roads, Demand End to Foreign Meddling. telesurenglish.net Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. | RELATED: | Iraq Witnesses Largest Protests Since the Fall of Saddam | Protesters have been congregating in the capital's central Tahrir Square for weeks, demanding the fall of the political elite in the biggest wave of mass demonstrations…

teleSUR, jg (2019-11-02). Hong Kong Protesters Trash Xinhua Agency Office in Night of Violence. telesurenglish.net Police fired tear gas at black-clad protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after setting fire to subway stations and destroying buildings, including China's official Xinhua news agency. | RELATED: | China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session | As part of the worst acts of violence that have hit the city in weeks, small groups of masked pro…

ADMIN (2019-11-02). Al-Mezan: "Israeli Soldier Sentenced for Failure to Follow Orders, instead of Killing of Child Al Mezan: Leniency Attests to Entrenched Impunity" imemc.org Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: In one of the dozens of cases pursued by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights for the killing of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza's 'Great March of Return' protests, an Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier who killed on July 13 2018, 14-year-old child, Othman …

WSWS (2019-11-02). Hamburg senate deploys police against student anti-Nazi protest. 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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-02). The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde. globalresearch.ca Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, announced on Friday the capture of Argenis Vaca, alias 'Vaquita', who was in charge of the finances of the Colombian paramilitary group 'Los Rastrojos'. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | Vaca, who appears in one of the photos taken with co…

teleSUR (2019-11-02). Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism. telesurenglish.net Regarding the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which falls on Nov. 2, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report which holds that Latin America is the world's second most dangerous region for the practice of journalism. | RELATED: | Another Journalist Killed in Colombia, Gov't Remains Silent | According to the 2019 Global Impunity Index (GII), the deadliest countries for journalists are Arab States, where almost a third of the kill…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-02). How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting. theintercept.com Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as part of his ongoing border crackdown, had separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Viewing the policy as the latest in a string of assaults on immigrant communities, Salazar and his friends organized an occupation outside the ICE office in the midsummer heat. | In the weeks that followed, Occupy ICE SATX was visited by both TV crews and a raiding party of masked neo-Nazis, who stormed through the t…

WSWS (2019-11-02). UAW sanctions plant closing, expansion of temps in deal with Ford. wsws.org The tentative agreement announced with Ford will further advance the restructuring of the auto industry into a low wage sector employing large numbers of contingent workers.

IMEMC News (2019-11-02). Israeli Air Strikes Kill One Palestinian, Injure Three, In Gaza. imemc.org The Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed, on Saturday at dawn, and three others were injured, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The army also fired many missiles into several areas in the Gaza Strip, after alleging …

IMEMC News (2019-11-02). Qassam Fighter Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014. imemc.org The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014. In a statement, al-Qassam said the fighter, Bara' Adel al-'Amour, 30, was injured in Khan Younis, …

teleSUR, jg (2019-11-02). U.S. Debt Exceeds $23 Trillion for the First Time in History. telesurenglish.net U.S. public debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the first time in history, rising more than 100 percent in less than a decade and more than a trillion dollars this year alone, according to Treasury Department figures released Friday. | RELATED: | US: Televised Impeachment Hearings Can Damage Both Parties | Of the total, less than US$17 trillion is owed to…

Jacob Sugarman (2019-11-02). Democrats Can't Ignore Their Biden Problem Forever. truthdig.com Earlier this week, in a vote that saw only two Democratic defections, the House of Representatives approved a package of ground rules for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. According to The Associated Press, the vote will allow Congress to "transition from weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses to public hearings and ultimately to possible votes on whether to recommend Trump's removal from office." (Republicans, for their part, voted unanimously against, with White House Press Secretary Stephani…

teleSUR (2019-11-02). US: Televised Impeachment Hearings Can Damage Both Parties. telesurenglish.net Democrats keep pouring fuel to the fire that currently surrounds U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment process, as their recent decision to publically televise the hearings after weeks of testimony has been met with much criticism from the Republicans in Congress. | RELATED: | US House Democrats Ready Impeachment Rules, as 1st Trump Official Testifies | This decision, Reuters says, is a step into more politically perilous terrain for the party seeking to persuad…

WSWS (2019-11-02). Comparing two impeachments. wsws.org In light of Thursday's vote in the House of Representatives to formalize the impeachment inquiry against Trump, it is worth contrasting the events now unfolding in Washington to those that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon 45 years ago.

teleSUR (2019-11-02). US Launches A National Security Investigation Into TikTok. telesurenglish.net After two years from the $1 billion transaction of Musical.ly to Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, U.S. lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks for a national security probe into TikTok, concerned the Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content, and raising questions about how it stores personal data. | RELATED: | China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session | TikTok has been growing more popular among North American teenagers in paralel to the…

WSWS (2019-11-02). New Zealand: Anti-China propagandist Anne-Marie Brady speaks at Victoria University of Wellington. wsws.org Brady is demanding a full-scale witch hunt against Chinese "interference" in order to align New Zealand even more closely with US war preparations.

teleSUR (2019-11-02). 'Brazil Needs More Democracy', Lula Replies to Bolsonaro's Son. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that his country needs "more democracy" in response to the statements of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, who argued that "if the Left becomes more radical," the Brazilian government would have to implement control actions similar to those used by the dictatorship in the past. | RELATED:…

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-02). God Save the Queen. The US Destruction of the British Empire. globalresearch.ca This is a little-known and never-discussed part of US history, but yet one of the major factors that propelled the US to its overwhelming manufacturing and economic supremacy after the Second World War. It involves the final destruction of the …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-11-02). Washington's Belated Armenian Genocide Recognition Is Politically Motivated. globalresearch.ca A historical moment was achieved on October 29 for the Armenian lobby in the U.S. after the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide, with 405 votes in favor and 11 against the Resolution. This timely move was certainly aimed …

WSWS (2019-11-02). Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention. wsws.org Trump's intervention comes less than four months after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the US government would not allow a Corbyn government to take office and would "push back" to prevent this.

Edward Curtin (2019-11-02). The "Deep State" Has Been Redefined as Career Bureaucrats Doing Their Patriotic Duty. dissidentvoice.org It gets funny, this shallow analysis of the deep state that is currently big news. There's something ghoulish about it, perfectly timed for Halloween and masked jokers. What was once ridiculed by the CIA and its attendant lackeys in the media as the paranoia of "conspiracy theorists" is now openly admitted in reverent tones of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-02). It's Official: Impeachment Resolution against President Donald J. Trump. H. RES. 438. globalresearch.ca According to Rep.Sherman: "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia." The NYT candidly states without a shred of evidence that the Russian lawyer is "connected the Russian government" intimating that she is a stooge of the Kremlin.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/119). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

The Canary (2019-11-02). Banks and hedge funds 'financing climate change' to be targetted by Labour. thecanary.co The Labour Party is developing plans to "go after" banks and hedge funds "financing climate change".While the Conservatives have a legally binding target to achieve a zero carbon economy by 2050, shadow chancellor John McDonnell wants the goal reached by the 2030s using financial levers.Mr McDonnell revealed his approach ahead of the publication of the Finance and Climate Change report, authored by a group including academics and experts as well as former head of the civil service, Bob Kerslake.The report recommends banks and hedge funds "should be forced to publish the climate-related risks associated with their…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-11-02). Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. indybay.org NPML – Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

Alfred de Zayas, Urs Gasche and F Zollmann (2019-11-02). The US Tramples on International Law. indybay.org The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have over a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.

Dan Bacher (2019-11-02). As CA expands oil drilling, Trump plans to frack on 1.2 million acres of federal lands. indybay.org Opponents of the Trump fracking expansion plan disagreed that promoting fracking and oil drilling on federal lands was "responsible energy development." In response to release of the EIS, Food & Water Action Senior Central Coast Organizer Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino called expanding fracking and drilling "the epitome of irresponsibility." | "At a time when the climate crisis demands that California move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, it is the epitome of irresponsibility to expand fracking and drilling in our state. The climate-charged wildfires raging throughout California and the loss of life and…

Lynda Carson (2019-11-02). Trump impeachment inquiry, migrant vs migrant. indybay.org Earlier today in Oakland after the House of Representatives voted for the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution, I was curious in regards to how the migrants felt about this. Oakland is a land of migrants, and there are around 135 different languages spoken in this city.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-11-02). Forum: Politics Behind Impeachment + Latin American Elections, Uprisings. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

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

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 …

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…

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 ______________________________…

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). 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

IMEMC News (2019-11-01). Army Injures Many Nonviolent Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West bank city of Qalqilia, wounding many Palestinians and international peace activists. Medical sources said many Palestinians and international suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment. The soldiers invaded the town …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-01). Israeli Forces Injure 96 Palestinians At Gaza Border. imemc.org At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel. The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, …

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…

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.

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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). 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…

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). 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…

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

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 …

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 …

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.

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…

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

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…

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 …

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.

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

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…

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Brazil Accuses Greek Ship of Massive Oil Spill on Its Shores. telesurenglish.net Brazilian investigators claimed on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship denied ‚Äåthis, saying its voyage finished "uneventfully." | RELATED: | Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil | A federal police document seen by Reuters said the tanker, Bouboulina, owned by Greece's Delta Tankers Ltd, appears to have spilled the crude…

Ralph Nader (2019-11-01). Buffeting Boeing CEO's Rope-a-Dope in Congress. counterpunch.org This past week, Boeing's deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings — one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg's mismanagement and implied criminal negligence. Muilenburg's actions allowed Boeing's marketeers to overrule Boeing's engineers so More

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 …

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.

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

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 …

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

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). 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…

2019-11-02: Social Media Postees

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Trump: Possible Trade Agreement With China to be Signed in Iowa
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
After Chile withdrew from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Santiago, there was no date set for the signing of an agreement between world`s largest economies until President Donald Trump announced the possible pact within the U.S. | RELATED: | US Launches A National Security Investigation Into TikTok | Trump and Xi had been expected to ink the agreement at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Santiago, Chile from Nov. 16-17, but those plans were thrown into…
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Chile: Workers to Keep Pace With Mobilizations Over The Weekend
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Due to President Sebastian Piñera's unwillingness to make policy changes and stop the repression, the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT) presented to the citizens a weekend protest program which includes the performance of a "Super Monday" with mass mobilizations throughout the country. | RELATED: | Chile: 'Interference Accusation is US Dirty Game,' Russia says | On next…
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Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Turkish and Russian troops carried out their first joint ground patrols in northeastern Syria on Friday under an agreement between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia to leave the territory near the border with Turkey. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area, Damascus Welcomes Move | Turkish armored veh…
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With Turkey's Invasion, Trump Helped Create Humanitarian Catastrophe
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-02
In this interview, professor of politics and international studies Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco argues that the U.S. and Turkey are indeed responsible for the Kurds' slaughter. He points out the deleterious results of the current administration's foreign policy and how President Trump has dramatically increased the number of U.S. combat troops in the Middle East. Zunes argues that when Trump gave the green light to Turkey's invasion by lifting…
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Germany's grand coalition extends military operations in Syria and Iraq
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
Eighty years after the end of the Second World War, leading politicians from all parties openly advocate policies of war and military violence.
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Iraqi Protesters Block Roads, Demand End to Foreign Meddling
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. | RELATED: | Iraq Witnesses Largest Protests Since the Fall of Saddam | Protesters have been congregating in the capital's central Tahrir Square for weeks, demanding the fall of the political elite in the biggest wave of mass demonstrations…
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Hong Kong Protesters Trash Xinhua Agency Office in Night of Violence
teleSUR, jg | telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Police fired tear gas at black-clad protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after setting fire to subway stations and destroying buildings, including China's official Xinhua news agency. | RELATED: | China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session | As part of the worst acts of violence that have hit the city in weeks, small groups of masked pro…
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Al-Mezan: "Israeli Soldier Sentenced for Failure to Follow Orders, instead of Killing of Child Al Mezan: Leniency Attests to Entrenched Impunity"
ADMIN | imemc.org | 2019-11-02
Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: In one of the dozens of cases pursued by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights for the killing of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza's 'Great March of Return' protests, an Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier who killed on July 13 2018, 14-year-old child, Othman …
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Hamburg senate deploys police against student anti-Nazi protest
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/02/luck…

The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-02
Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.
globalresearch.ca/new-president-of-the-e…

Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, announced on Friday the capture of Argenis Vaca, alias 'Vaquita', who was in charge of the finances of the Colombian paramilitary group 'Los Rastrojos'. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | Vaca, who appears in one of the photos taken with co…
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Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Regarding the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which falls on Nov. 2, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report which holds that Latin America is the world's second most dangerous region for the practice of journalism. | RELATED: | Another Journalist Killed in Colombia, Gov't Remains Silent | According to the 2019 Global Impunity Index (GII), the deadliest countries for journalists are Arab States, where almost a third of the kill…
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How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-02
Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as part of his ongoing border crackdown, had separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Viewing the policy as the latest in a string of assaults on immigrant communities, Salazar and his friends organized an occupation outside the ICE office in the midsummer heat. | In the weeks that followed, Occupy ICE SATX was visited by both TV crews and a raiding party of masked neo-Nazis, who stormed through the t…
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UAW sanctions plant closing, expansion of temps in deal with Ford
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
The tentative agreement announced with Ford will further advance the restructuring of the auto industry into a low wage sector employing large numbers of contingent workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/02/ford…

Israeli Air Strikes Kill One Palestinian, Injure Three, In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-02
The Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed, on Saturday at dawn, and three others were injured, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The army also fired many missiles into several areas in the Gaza Strip, after alleging …
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Qassam Fighter Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-02
The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014. In a statement, al-Qassam said the fighter, Bara' Adel al-'Amour, 30, was injured in Khan Younis, …
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Comparing two impeachments
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
In light of Thursday's vote in the House of Representatives to formalize the impeachment inquiry against Trump, it is worth contrasting the events now unfolding in Washington to those that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon 45 years ago.
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US: Televised Impeachment Hearings Can Damage Both Parties
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Democrats keep pouring fuel to the fire that currently surrounds U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment process, as their recent decision to publically televise the hearings after weeks of testimony has been met with much criticism from the Republicans in Congress. | RELATED: | US House Democrats Ready Impeachment Rules, as 1st Trump Official Testifies | This decision, Reuters says, is a step into more politically perilous terrain for the party seeking to persuad…
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Democrats Can't Ignore Their Biden Problem Forever
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2019-11-02
Earlier this week, in a vote that saw only two Democratic defections, the House of Representatives approved a package of ground rules for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. According to The Associated Press, the vote will allow Congress to "transition from weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses to public hearings and ultimately to possible votes on whether to recommend Trump's removal from office." (Republicans, for their part, voted unanimously against, with White House Press Secretary Stephani…
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U.S. Debt Exceeds $23 Trillion for the First Time in History
teleSUR, jg | telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
U.S. public debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the first time in history, rising more than 100 percent in less than a decade and more than a trillion dollars this year alone, according to Treasury Department figures released Friday. | RELATED: | US: Televised Impeachment Hearings Can Damage Both Parties | Of the total, less than US$17 trillion is owed to…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-debt-exceeds-…

US Launches A National Security Investigation Into TikTok
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
After two years from the $1 billion transaction of Musical.ly to Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, U.S. lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks for a national security probe into TikTok, concerned the Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content, and raising questions about how it stores personal data. | RELATED: | China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session | TikTok has been growing more popular among North American teenagers in paralel to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-launches-a-na…

US Launches A National Security Investigation Into TikTok
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
After two years from the $1 billion transaction of Musical.ly to Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, U.S. lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks for a national security probe into TikTok, concerned the Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content, and raising questions about how it stores personal data. | RELATED: | China: 19th CPC Central Committee Concludes Plenary Session | TikTok has been growing more popular among North American teenagers in paralel to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-launches-a-na…

New Zealand: Anti-China propagandist Anne-Marie Brady speaks at Victoria University of Wellington
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
Brady is demanding a full-scale witch hunt against Chinese "interference" in order to align New Zealand even more closely with US war preparations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/02/brad…

'Brazil Needs More Democracy', Lula Replies to Bolsonaro's Son
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-02
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that his country needs "more democracy" in response to the statements of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, who argued that "if the Left becomes more radical," the Brazilian government would have to implement control actions similar to those used by the dictatorship in the past. | RELATED:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Needs-Mor…

Washington's Belated Armenian Genocide Recognition Is Politically Motivated
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-02
A historical moment was achieved on October 29 for the Armenian lobby in the U.S. after the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide, with 405 votes in favor and 11 against the Resolution. This timely move was certainly aimed …
globalresearch.ca/washington-armenian-ge…

God Save the Queen. The US Destruction of the British Empire
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-02
This is a little-known and never-discussed part of US history, but yet one of the major factors that propelled the US to its overwhelming manufacturing and economic supremacy after the Second World War. It involves the final destruction of the | …
globalresearch.ca/save-queen/5693500

Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention
wsws.org | 2019-11-02
Trump's intervention comes less than four months after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the US government would not allow a Corbyn government to take office and would "push back" to prevent this.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/02/trum…

The "Deep State" Has Been Redefined as Career Bureaucrats Doing Their Patriotic Duty
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
It gets funny, this shallow analysis of the deep state that is currently big news. There's something ghoulish about it, perfectly timed for Halloween and masked jokers. What was once ridiculed by the CIA and its attendant lackeys in the media as the paranoia of "conspiracy theorists" is now openly admitted in reverent tones of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/the-deep-stat…

It's Official: Impeachment Resolution against President Donald J. Trump. H. RES. 438
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-02
According to Rep.Sherman: "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia." The NYT candidly states without a shred of evidence that the Russian lawyer is "connected the Russian government" intimating that she is a stooge of the Kremlin.
globalresearch.ca/its-official-impeachme…

Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/119). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Banks and hedge funds 'financing climate change' to be targetted by Labour
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-02
The Labour Party is developing plans to "go after" banks and hedge funds "financing climate change".While the Conservatives have a legally binding target to achieve a zero carbon economy by 2050, shadow chancellor John McDonnell wants the goal reached by the 2030s using financial levers.Mr McDonnell revealed his approach ahead of the publication of the Finance and Climate Change report, authored by a group including academics and experts as well as former head of the civil service, Bob Kerslake.The report recommends banks and hedge funds "should be forced to publish the climate-related risks associated with their…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/11/02/ba…

Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-11-02
NPML – Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…
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The US Tramples on International Law
Alfred de Zayas, Urs Gasche and F Zollmann | indybay.org | 2019-11-02
The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have over a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/01/1882776…

As CA expands oil drilling, Trump plans to frack on 1.2 million acres of federal lands
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-11-02
Opponents of the Trump fracking expansion plan disagreed that promoting fracking and oil drilling on federal lands was "responsible energy development." In response to release of the EIS, Food & Water Action Senior Central Coast Organizer Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino called expanding fracking and drilling "the epitome of irresponsibility." | "At a time when the climate crisis demands that California move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, it is the epitome of irresponsibility to expand fracking and drilling in our state. The climate-charged wildfires raging throughout California and the loss of life and…
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Trump impeachment inquiry, migrant vs migrant
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-11-02
Earlier today in Oakland after the House of Representatives voted for the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution, I was curious in regards to how the migrants felt about this. Oakland is a land of migrants, and there are around 135 different languages spoken in this city.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/31/1882776…

Forum: Politics Behind Impeachment + Latin American Elections, Uprisings
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-11-02
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/battle-chile/5693735

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Interferen…

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
commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-plan-pillage-syr…

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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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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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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Israeli Forces Injure 96 Palestinians At Gaza Border
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-01
At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel. The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, …
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Army Injures Many Nonviolent Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-01
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West bank city of Qalqilia, wounding many Palestinians and international peace activists. Medical sources said many Palestinians and international suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment. The soldiers invaded the town …
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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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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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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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14714

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…
globalresearch.ca/latin-america-canada-t…

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.
mintpressnews.com/arrest-journalist-max-…

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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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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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 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…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-capitali…

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.
nationofchange.org/2019/11/01/risk-asses…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/01/ford…

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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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…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/a-lottery-of…

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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Brazil Accuses Greek Ship of Massive Oil Spill on Its Shores
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Brazilian investigators claimed on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship denied ‚Äåthis, saying its voyage finished "uneventfully." | RELATED: | Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil | A federal police document seen by Reuters said the tanker, Bouboulina, owned by Greece's Delta Tankers Ltd, appears to have spilled the crude…
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Brazil Accuses Greek Ship of Massive Oil Spill on Its Shores
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Brazilian investigators claimed on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship denied ‚Äåthis, saying its voyage finished "uneventfully." | RELATED: | Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil | A federal police document seen by Reuters said the tanker, Bouboulina, owned by Greece's Delta Tankers Ltd, appears to have spilled the crude…
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Buffeting Boeing CEO's Rope-a-Dope in Congress
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
This past week, Boeing's deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings — one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg's mismanagement and implied criminal negligence. Muilenburg's actions allowed Boeing's marketeers to overrule Boeing's engineers so…
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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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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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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…
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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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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…
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'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…
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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…